Greg Wilson visited the Midwest last weekend for the final time this season.
Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road sponsored team tackled a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader, kicking off the weekend on Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown.
“The track was really racy for that place,” he said. “It got kind of slick. For whatever reason we’ve struggled in the slick, which is not normally a problem that we usually have. We’re trying some stuff that has been an issue. You can’t just do a little change. If you want to know a direction you have to take a big swing at it. We did that and just never could get it good.”
The weekend concluded on Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway during the inaugural Jason Johnson Classic presented by FK Rod Ends. Wilson made the A Main after a charge from eighth to fifth in the Last Chance Showdown. However, the main event was short-lived as he pulled into the infield a few laps after the green flag was waved.
“On Friday we were doing some stuff a little different,” he said. “I changed my thoughts up and we went the other way for Saturday. For the situation with all the rain we were tight all night until the B Main. Finally I went back the other way enough that we were better. In the feature it was so muddy the dish of the wing was completely full of mud in the first couple of laps. It wasn’t worth the risk of wrecking our stuff running 20th so I pulled in early.”
Wilson plans on taking the next two weeks off before wrapping up the season Nov. 7-9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., during the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws.
“We’ve been trying some stuff and some of what we’re trying doesn’t work,” he said. “It’s a learning process. We’ve decided to put a new car together for Charlotte and we’ll see how it goes.”
QUICK RESULTS –
Oct. 18 – Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. – Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 7 (5).
Oct. 19 – Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. – Qualifying: 26; Heat race: 8 (9); B Main: 5 (8); Feature: DNF (23).
SEASON STATS –
70 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 26 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 43 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Nov. 7-9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS –
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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Ohio Logistics
Ohio Logistics, which is based in Findlay, Ohio, is a world-class distribution facility. The company is in 20 locations in five states and has grown into one of the largest privately held logistics firms in the Upper Midwest. For more information, visit http://www.OhioLogistics.com.
“Since Chuck Bills got involved with our team in 2005 it’s been pretty cool to develop a friendship and get all of the support from the Ohio Logistics employees,” Wilson said. “To have a company stick with me for more than a dozen years and have their belief in me is pretty cool.”
Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Off Road, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Callies Performance Products, MagTech Ignition, Saldana Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Redlined Welding & Construction, Banshee Graphics, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.
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