Greg Wilson turned the corner on his feelings about Knoxville Raceway after a week spent learning throughout the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores.
The results weren’t what Wilson expects out of his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road sponsored team. However, the progress made and comfort found by the end of the sport’s biggest race of the season was eye opening.
“I was pretty disappointed leading into the 410 week,” he said. “I didn’t feel like we had improved. A couple of text messages and a phone call later I got Andy Potter to help me for the week.
“We buried ourselves in qualifying (during the preliminary night), but we gained on it and we found some speed. His help with what the car was doing and how I was feeling correlated. We think alike. We came back and talked on Friday and were a lot better.
“We’re changing cars and changing shock packages. It’s been a change. This place has always been a thorn in our side and we’ve never been very good. I was telling my wife early in the week I don’t care if I ever come back. You spend a lot of money to come to this race. We just weren’t getting it. I feel like if we came back we’d be in a lot better shape to start off with, especially if I can bring someone like Andy Potter with me.”
Wilson returns to Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions action this Friday at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., before a show on Saturday at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind.
He ranks sixth in the championship standings with 16 All Star races on tap during the next month.
QUICK RESULTS –
Aug. 8 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – Qualifying: 44; Heat race: 9 (9); B Main: 16 (22).
Aug. 9 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – Qualifying: 32; Heat race: 11 (11); C Main: 5 (16); B Main: 12 (21).
Aug. 10 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – D Main: 9 (7).
SEASON STATS –
43 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 18 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 25 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., and Saturday at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions
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“I want to thank Shannon and Cheri Wheatley with Redlined Welding & Construction for helping us out,” Wilson said. “Bart with Banshee Graphics has become really good friends with our team and it’s great to do business with a company that’s so innovative. We’ve been with them for probably more than 15 years. It’s a great company to work with.”
Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Off Road, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Callies Performance Products, MagTech Ignition, Saldana Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, 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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