Inside Line Promotions
– PUYALLUP, Wash. (Nov. 7) – It’s been a long couple of weeks of waiting for Trey Starks.
After sitting out the past two weekends following a concussion at the 18th annual Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on Oct. 22, the 15-year-old from Puyallup, Wash., has a clean bill of health and is highly anticipating this weekend’s ASCS National Tour event at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M.
“I feel great and I’m excited to get back on the track,” he said. “I like that track because it resembles one of my favorite tracks.”
Starks said it reminds him of the Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., where he has competed nearly a dozen times in the past two seasons.
“It’s got no wall on the back and it’s pretty round,” he said. “Southern New Mexico Speedway falls off pretty good on the backstretch though. It’s pretty steep. And I think it’s pretty high banked like Cottage Grove, too.”
In his only appearances at the 5/16-mile track, Starks finished 18th in the first feature and missed a transfer by one spot in his second attempt last year with the ASCS National Tour.
“We had the bottom going really good,” he said. “That’s different because I’m a driver who likes to lean on the top. We figured out how to roll the bottom pretty well at that track.”
For live updates of Starks and the competition all weekend, visit www.insidelinepromotions.com.
SEASON STATS –
55 races, 53 features, 1 win, 10 top fives, 24 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 49 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday and Saturday at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., with the ASCS National Tour
FAVORITE NUMBER –
18: Result in lone feature at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., last year with the ASCS National Tour.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS –
ON THE AIR –
Here is a video of Starks’ first career victory – Aug. 20 at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. It starts around the two-minute mark.
Starks has shirts, sweatshirts and beanies for sale. The colors are black and gray for the shirts and hooded sweatshirts. Shirts are $15, sweatshirts are $30 and black beanies are $15. All sizes range from small to XL. For ordering information, visit www.treystarksracing.com.
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Starks Timber Processing
Starks Timber Processing is a logging business owned by Trey’s father, John, who is a third-generation logger. It has been based out of Washington for the last 15 years.
“Starks Timber Processing is what provides me the opportunity to race,” Trey said. “It has played a huge role in my life, both on the track and away from it.”
Starks would like to thank his sponsors, including Blue Dot Fabrications, Northwest Powder Coating & Sandblasting, Masco Petroleum and SpeedMart for their continued support.