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DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 6, 2016) – Jack Dover won the opening night of the Steve King Memorial last Friday to give him a victory during each of the past four weekends.
“We definitely have things rolling now,” he said. “I think we could have swept the weekend if we didn’t have a mechanical problem during the finale.”
Dover opened the two-day NCRA event at Dodge City Raceway Park on Friday by charging from seventh to third place in a heat race. That lined him up on the inside of the second row for the main event, but he didn’t stay there long.
“The car was perfect and the track was in good condition,” he said. “Anywhere I went my car would stick. Whenever it’s like that it’s fun to race. Once we got around Tony Bruce Jr. for the lead we took off. I think we’ve won a part of the Steve King Memorial race three years. We won the finale twice and the prelim night this past weekend.”
Dover nearly duplicated his success during the finale, which was postponed a day because of rain. He powered from seventh to third place in a heat race before maneuvering from sixth to fourth place in a qualifier. That lined him up on the outside of the front row for the $10,000-to-win main event.
“We got in front of Brad Loyet for the lead one time on the first or second lap,” he said. “He slid me back and we rode in second until about Lap 12. We started catching him and I was going to start using my tires about halfway. Once we caught up to Brad the motor let go. I should have pulled the motor out because it had 25 nights on it and we had a fresh one in the trailer. I take full responsibility.”
Dover was unable to finish the race and he was credited with an 18th-place result.
He also piloted a 305ci sprint car for Chris Roseland both nights. However, the team faced mechanical problems that resulted in DNFs both nights.
QUICK RESULTS –
July 1 – Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. (360 sprint car) – Heat race: 3 (7); Feature: 1 (3).
July 1 – Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. (305 sprint car) – Heat race: DNF (2); B Main: DNF (-).
July 3 – Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. (360 sprint car) – Heat race: 3 (7); Qualifier: 4 (6); Feature: 18 (2).
July 3 – Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. (305 sprint car) – Heat race: DNF (-); B Main: DQ (-).
SEASON STATS –
18 races, 4 wins, 9 top fives, 11 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 15 top 20s
UP NEXT –
MEDIA LINKS –
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Eagle Motorsports
Eagle Motorsports, formerly known as Eagle Chassis, has fabricated sprint car chassis since 1998. Eagle has been a part of winning three Knoxville Nationals. For more information, visit http://www.EagleMotorsports.com.
“Eagle chassis are one of the easiest to drive and one of the easiest to work on,” Dover said. “And they’ve been great with custom, reliable chassis because of my height.”
Dover would also like to thank Certified Transmission, Home Pride Companies, Inc., True Trucking, Moss Racing Engines, Thorpe’s Body Shop, Backlund Plumbing, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Shaver Racing Engines, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors and Vortex Wings for their continued support.
PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES –
Jack Dover Racing is close to being able to compete across the country by returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, where Dover has finished in the top 10 both seasons he has raced full time with the premier 360 sprint car series. He is also ready to compete with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. The only variable missing is a reliable truck and trailer. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail TeamDover@gmail.com.
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*PHOTO BY LORI DOVER*