Greg Wilson is heading to a home track this week when Eldora Speedway hosts the Governors Reign with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.
Wilson has guided his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics and Gear Off Road backed team to three All Star wins, a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series triumph and nine 360ci winged sprint car victories in his career at the high-banked oval near Rossburg, Ohio.
Wilson posted a pair of top 10s at Eldora Speedway last year, including a sixth-place outing during his most recent visit a year ago in September.
“Growing up in Ohio and going there and watching as a kid, I’m thankful to be able to race at Eldora,” he said. “I still get butterflies and get wound up every time I go to there. I think that in turn has helped me focus when I go there. And we’ve been fortunate to have some luck and some success, which helps with your confidence when you head to a track.”
Wilson highlighted a four-race trip to Central Pennsylvania last weekend with an 11th-place result last Thursday at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven.
“We tried a bunch of stuff every night to help motor-wise and car-wise,” he said. “In the races I’ve run in Central Pennsylvania over time we’ve never been all that great. With that being said I think the Pennsylvania tracks helped magnify certain issues you maybe don’t see in other parts of the country. After having three or four different guys help the last few weeks and doing a lot of different things to the car, which is some of the stuff I wouldn’t have done, we’re the same speed no matter what.
“I know my normal base deal for the setup should be close at Eldora. We’ll have our best engine in the car. We should know after two nights if we’re okay or what we need to work on.”
QUICK RESULTS –
Sept. 16 – Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. – Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 9 (5).
Sept. 17 – BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa. – Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 11 (14).
Sept. 18 – Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. – Qualifying: 30; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 11 (8).
Sept. 19 – Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. – Qualifying: 49; Heat race #1: 8 (8); Heat race #2: 3 (1); C Main: 6 (6).
SEASON STATS –
62 races, 0 wins, 10 top fives, 19 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 38 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Tuesday and Wednesday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the Governors Reign with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
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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, MagTech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, 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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