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PENNGROVE, CA (4-24-10) – When it comes to racing, or basically anything in life, Alissa Geving isn’t happy with below par performance. In recent weeks the two-time Petaluma Speedway track champion has shown great patience as she has been faced with the adversity of mechanical woes aboard her Tillett Tool, Pit Stop USA, Matt Cordeiro Enterprises #3x sprint car.
During last Saturday’s fifth round of the Golden State Challenge Series, Geving was tossed adversity once again. The venue was Ocean Speedway on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds and Geving kept her head up despite continuing set backs in the power plant of her popular red and white Maxim sprint car.
“It’s been very frustrating to say the least,” said Geving. “We’ve gone through two ignition systems only to learn the problem is far deeper than that. We’ve been in a situation where I could go back to racing my 360 at Petaluma and the Civil War but I really want to stick with the Golden State Series.”
Through the help of fellow colleagues and teamwork among her sponsors, Geving is due hoping to aquire a fresher motor in the coming weeks, which should remedy many of the set backs she has suffered in the last three events of the Golden State Challenge Series tour. This week the series returns to the famed Santa Maria Speedway and Geving hopes times will soon be a little better in the #3x pit area throughout the night.
“Pretty soon things get to a point where they can only get better,” said Geving, who always finds the positive in nearly everything she does. “I’m really happy we have found what our problem is, now we just need to find the solution. I think I can make up some lost ground in this series soon.”
Last Saturday night Geving was 19th in qualifying with a lap time of 15:089. In her heart race she advanced from seventh place to ninth which placed her in the 12-lap semi main event in order to qualify for the A-feature. In the B-main Geving drove from fourth to first to lock the 19th starting position in the 30-lap A-feature.
Racing on a very hard packed, single lane track for then A-feature, Geving was only able to advance to the 17th position at the conclusion of the event. She continued to maintain the 8th place in the standings behind Zach Zimmerly and Jason Statler.
“I’m really looking forward to Santa Maria,” said Geving. “I haven’t race there before but I hear it is a lot of fun. Hopefully we can make a better showing this time for my fans and my sponsors. I appreciate their support through these tough times we’ve had.”
Chicko Motorsports would like to thank their current dedicated marketing partners including, Tillett Tool, Matt Cordeiro Enterprises, Pit Stop USA, and Auto Repairs Unlimited. Additional associate sponsors and promotional considerations include K&N Filters, Napa Auto Parts, Flowmaster Mufflers, Hodgin and Son Tree Service, Allstar Performance, Santa Rosa Auto Parts, Jeremy’s Chair Repair, Afex Graphics, Simpson Racing Products, 21st Century Health Club, Vanlare Steering Repair, Pro Shocks, ALC Machine, JW Web Design and Sullivan Images Media Specialties.