From Inside Line Promotions
PUYALLUP, Wash. (May 9) – Homework.
It was far from the weekend Trey Starks had in mind. But with the ASCS Northwest Region’s opening weekend being rained out in his home state of Washington, Starks was forced to hit the books and catch up on some schoolwork.
“I’d rather be racing,” the 15-year-old from Puyallup, Wash., joked. “It was good to get some studying done and not have a super busy weekend, but I’m already geared up to get back in my sprint car.”
Weather permitting, Starks is scheduled to return to the track this Friday and Saturday at the Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., where the ASCS Northwest Region will attempt to open its season again.
Starks, who finished seventh with the premier sprint car series in the Northwest and earned the region’s Rookie of the Year honors last season, is excited to race against the guys he spent much of last year racing against.
“I’ve gotten a good amount of seat time already this season and I hope that pays off against the guys from the Northwest,” said Starks, who already has 15 races under his belt this season with the ASCS National Tour, World of Outlaws, King of the West Sprint Car Series and ASCS Southern California Region.
Starks has spent quite a bit of time at the 1/4th-mile, high-banked dirt oval in Oregon. He raced there nine times last season with a top finish of sixth, which was during the track’s season finale on Oct. 16.
He finished 18th and 12th in a pair of ASCS Northwest Region races over the July 4th weekend, and qualified for one of the two ASCS National Tour main events there.
Starks also became the youngest driver to advance to a World of Outlaws’ feature on Sept. 1, when he finished 22nd. And he placed in the top 17 in three other non-ASCS features there.
“I’ve learned a lot and I’m a better driver since the last time I was at the Cottage Grove Speedway,” Starks said. “I hope the weather holds out and I get a couple of races to see if I can pick up my first win there.”
SEASON STATS –
15 races, 13 features, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 11 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday and Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., with the ASCS Northwest Region
FAVORITE NUMBER –
9/1/10: Starks became the youngest driver to qualify for a World of Outlaws’ feature on this date at the Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS –
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 – SpeedMart
Established in 2004, SpeedMart has developed into a leading supplier of sprint car and racing products in the Northwest. For more information, visit www.speedmartinc.com.
“SpeedMart really benefits us because they are right next to our home,” Starks said. “Even though we are traveling a lot on the West Coast, I know SpeedMart will always have anything we need.”
Starks would like to thank his sponsors, including Starks Timber Processing, Blue Dot Fabrications, Northwest Powder Coating & Sandblasting and Masco Petroleum for their continued support.