By Bill Sullivan, Chicko Motorsports Media
PENNGROVE, CA (6-27-10) – Racing weekly with the most competitive winged sprint car series in the Western States can take a toll on a driver, a team and equipment. Alissa Geving is no stranger to all of the side effects mentioned as she competes in her first full season with the Golden State Challenge Sprint Car Series and she takes the set backs and the accolades in stride like any professional should.
“In this sport everyone has good luck and bad luck,” said Geving. “And I’ve had my share of misfortunes recently no doubt. But you just have to look at the big picture, learn from the mistakes and move on to the next race. It’s what we all have to do from time to time.”
This weekend, Geving will return to one of her favorite area tracks as the Golden State Challenge Sprint Car Series visits the quarter-mile Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California for the July Fourth holiday. The event marks the 18th event on the grueling Golden State Challenge Series tour.
Geving is currently 7th in the series standings, in the 17 events that she has competed she has four top ten finishes and a pair of heat race victories and a semi-main event win. This weekend, Geving hopes the return to familiar ground will help her score a top finish at Silver Dollar.
“I have a lot of laps at Chico and I love the place,” said Geving. “Hopefully we can use our past experience there to drive our way to a top finish. It’s always a lot of fun racing on the July Fourth holiday with all the fans in the stands and the familiar. I’m looking forward to going back to Chico.”
Last weekend, Geving was on her way to a top run in round 17 of the King of California Series at Giant Chevrolet Speedway in Hanford before mechanical woes parked her for the night. In qualifying, Geving drover the Chicko Motorsports #3x to the sixth fastest qualifying lap of the night with a 13:861.
In the 10-lap preliminary heat race she finished fifth and secured a starting spot in the six lap dash due to her success in the preliminaries. After finishing fourth in the dash she started on the outside of the second row for the 30-lap feature event. Unfortunately, as the race took to the track Geving’s mechanical gremlin returns when the driveline bolts loosened, forcing her to pull of the track early and forfeit a potential top five finish.
“We we’re having a very good night, it was the night this whole team really needed,” said Geving, who finished 18th officially. “Eventually our luck has to turn around. We just keep having some simple mechanical failures that take us out of a race. It’s been frustrating but it’s all part of the sport.”
Chicko Motorsports would like to thank their current dedicated marketing partners including, Tillett Tool, Pit Stop USA, Auto Repairs Unlimited and Matt Cordeiro Enterprises. 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.
To learn more about Alissa Geving and her Chicko Motorsports Team can learn more at their website at www.chick-o-motorsports.com. Alissa Geving is seeking additional sponsorship for the remainder of the 2010 season. Those interested in sponsorship opportunities can contact team owner Gary Geving at: firstname.lastname@example.org.