Greg Wilson earned a much-needed top-10 result last Saturday at Attica Raceway Park to cap a two-race weekend with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.
The doubleheader began on a sour note for Wilson and his new Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics and Gear Off Road sponsored team, which invaded the track on Friday. Wilson qualified 27th quickest, but nearly overcame that by charging from seventh to fifth place in a heat race.
“We were excited to go to Attica,” he said. “We went with what we’d normally do at Attica on Friday and it was a tough night. We just about made it out of the heat race, but we missed it by one. Then some of the problems we found on Saturday before the race showed up in the B Main on Friday. It got me looking at some things on the race car. We basically masked a problem on Saturday and had a lot better night.”
Wilson ended in the B Main on Friday and found trouble with his race car on Saturday prior to the race. The team tried to remedy the problem and added help from a local mechanic.
“We’ve been saying all along we’ve needed a mechanic,” Wilson said. “One of the guys who is local, Daniel Smith, helped and that was huge.”
Wilson improved his qualifying, heat race and feature result on Saturday, ending with a charge from 13th to seventh in the main event. It marked his 19th top 10 of the season.
With momentum on his side the focus shifts to Central Pennsylvania as the 53rd annual Tuscarora 50 is this Thursday through Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal.
“I’ve always felt like at big races you have to treat it like any other race and not get overwhelmed because it pays $53,000 on Saturday,” Wilson said. “Our goal is to be good by the night the money is on the line. The All Star points are what they are and the way you improve in points is to run good. We just need to go there and try to put it in the show the first two nights and get going better to be in position for Saturday. The Tuscarora 50 is a huge event and one that should be on everybody’s bucket list.”
QUICK RESULTS –
Sept. 4 – Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio – Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 9 (5).
Sept. 5 – Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio – Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 7 (13).
SEASON STATS –
55 races, 0 wins, 10 top fives, 19 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 37 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Thursday through Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the 53rd annual Tuscarora 50 with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
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“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,” Wilson said. “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, MagTech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, ATL Fuel Cells, Sandridge Customs, Cooper Custom Powder, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.
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