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GREENWOOD, Neb. (April 7, 2014) – Tony Bruce Jr. used his weekend off from the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour to tackle a track he has struggled with in the past.
Bruce Jr. ventured to I-80 Speedway for the ASCS Midwest Region season-opening doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday, which served as a test for when the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competes at the big oval in September for the Midwest Fall Brawl.
“That is a place we’ve struggled at and we learned a lot last weekend,” Bruce Jr. said. “All in all, the weekend wasn’t horrible. I felt like we made some gains on our car. At the same time I expect to do better than what we did.”
Bruce Jr. was hampered by a high pill draw both nights, which started him near the back of his heat race on the tricky track.
On Saturday, he maneuvered from seventh to fifth place in his heat race before ending fourth in the B Main. That earned him a transfer to the main event, which he started 18th.
“We got going fairly decent,” he said of the feature. “The track took rubber early. We just rode around in the rubber for the most part. At the end of the race I noticed everybody getting a lot lazier getting through the corners. With about four to go I moved up a lane and I was able to pass four cars in the last lap and a half.”
Bruce Jr. rallied to post an eighth-place result.
Sunday’s race started similar to the opener as Bruce Jr. finished sixth in his heat race, which relegated him to the B Main. He then placed second in the consolation to transfer to the feature. After starting on the outside of the eighth row, Bruce Jr. advanced to an 11th-place finish.
“Unfortunately we started in the back all night and the race track ended up taking rubber again,” he said. “It was tough to pass and we couldn’t really get anything done. Turns three and four were rubber all the way through. Turns one and two were rough getting in, but coming out of turn two there was quite a bit of rubber.”
Bruce Jr. will return to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action this Saturday at I-30 Speedway.
QUICK RESULTS –
April 5 – I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. – Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 4 (2); Feature: 8 (18).
April 6 – I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. – Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 2 (3); Feature: 11 (16).
SEASON STATS –
8 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 7 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
LIVE COVERAGE –
To keep up to speed with Bruce Jr. at every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio. Additionally, RacinBoys will provide live Pay-Per-View video at select races.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS –
Click on the link for a video by Thriller Productions that highlights Bruce Jr.’s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on March 21: http://vimeo.com/89899519
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – The Oil Medics
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“Bill and the entire Jewell family have been more than just a great sponsor, but also great friends,” Bruce Jr. said. “They specialize in truck maintenance and fuel economy, which has saved us hundreds of dollars the past couple of years in diesel fuel.”
Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Lubbock Wrecker Service, Briley Trucking, Wheeler Metals, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley’s Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape and Pressure Tek for their continued support.
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