By Bill Sullivan, Chicko Motorsports Media
PENNGROVE, CA (7-7-10) – This Saturday night Alissa Geving and her Chicko Motorsports Sprint Car Team will continue their commitment to the 2010 Golden State Challenge Series in round 19 of competition at Santa Maria Speedway. Despite a series of mechanical setbacks throughout the year, Geving remains commited to the King of California tour and currently ranks in the top ten among California’s best drivers.
“I’m in this series for the long haul that’s for sure,” said Geving. “I set my goal to be in the top ten my first year and we are a little bit ahead of that. We’ve just had our share of misfortunes lately. It happens to best. I have a great group of sponsors that support me through the highs and lows and I appreciate all of them. I’m hoping this week we will get a top finish.”
As she heads to Santa Maria Speedway for the second time in her racing career, Geving is currently seventh in the Golden State Challenge Series point standings. She has four top ten finishes in this grueling series that features the best of the best in 410 sprint car racing. She’s garnered two heat race wins so far and has had a number of top runs that would have netted top finishes until mechanical woes forced her out of contention.
Last weekend, Geving was well on her way to a top finish at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico following her preliminary competition. In qualifying during the July Fourth Spectacular at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico the 18-year-old third generation driver was 7th quick with a 12:275 second lap.
In heat race competition, Geving started in the third position and overtook hot shoe Bud Kaeding for the bridesmaid position behind point leader Jonathan Allard. The qualifying run and the second place finish placed Geving in the pre-feature dash that would ultimately determine her starting position for the 30-lap A-feature.
“The car felt great in qualifying and the heat race,” said Geving. “Getting around Bud for second place was a blast. The car was really good during the preliminary races but the track was drying pretty fast.”
Sunday’s race program was extremely fast paced due to a fireworks display that followed the racing activity. With little time to make a decision on set up, the Chicko Motorsports team made a ill fated tire change that resulted in a spin and and eighth place finish. In the feature event Geving once again fell victim to the dry slick conditions and missed set up and suffered a pair of spins to finish 21st.
“The good night suddenly turned bad, what can I say,” said Geving. “There was very little time between races to get our set up perfected and some fast decisions that didn’t work out. But at the same time that’s something we need to be prepared for because it could happen anytime down the road. This week we get back to Saturday night racing at the regular time and I think we will rally back into the swing of things.”
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 and driving opportunities for the post season. Those interested in sponsorship opportunities can contact team owner Gary Geving at: firstname.lastname@example.org.