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– JETMORE, Kan. (June 1) – Haley and Miranda Arnold had three great nights of racing last weekend; just not at the same time.
For 18-year-old Haley, the highlight of the weekend was Friday at RPM Speedway in Hays, Kan. In her first race at the semi-banked, 3/8th-mile track, she finished 14th in the NCRA feature – her third top 15 in seven races this season.
“Friday night was a pretty good night,” she said. “Midway through the feature, I finally found a line that I could get around that place. I learned a lot throughout that race.”
That night was the biggest struggle for 16-year-old Miranda, who failed to advance to the feature after contact with another car in the B Main sent her off the track.
The roles flipped the following two nights at The Great American Dirt Track in Jetmore, Kan., where the sisters from Sedalia, Mo., competed in the 3rd annual Steve King Memorial.
On Saturday, Miranda improved as the night wore on. After struggling in the heat race, she charged from 10th to finish fourth in her B Main, which earned her a bid to the feature. She then rallied from last – 22nd – to place 10th on the rough track.
“You just had to go for it,” she said. “You couldn’t lift. You had to drive it in there hard and pass as many cars as you could.”
Miranda continued the momentum on Sunday at the semi-banked, 3/8th-mile dirt oval. She drove from last – eighth – to finish fifth in her heat race, and she picked up the final lock-in spot into the 30-lap feature. She then finished 14th on the dry track, which was her third top 15 of the year.
“The weekend went great,” she said. “I made the feature two out of the three nights, which I thought was pretty exciting.
“Just to make it to the feature and be able to run with those guys was awesome. You get a lot of good experience with the good drivers. You learn a lot.”
Haley finished in the B Main both nights at the Steve King Memorial.
The Arnolds haven’t determined where they will be racing this weekend.
QUICK RESULTS –
Haley: May 27 – RPM Speedway in Hays, Kan. – Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 14 (14).
May 28 – The Great American Dirt Track in Jetmore, Kan. – Heat race: 8 (5); B Main: 11 (12).
May 29 – The Great American Dirt Track in Jetmore, Kan. – Heat race: 8 (6); B Main: 8 (11).
Miranda: May 27 – RPM Speedway in Hays, Kan. – Heat race: 6 (4); B Main: 9 (9).
May 28 – The Great American Dirt Track in Jetmore, Kan. – Heat race: 7 (3); B Main: 4 (10); Feature: 10 (22).
May 29 – The Great American Dirt Track in Jetmore, Kan. – Heat race: 5 (8); Feature: 14 (14).
SEASON STATS –
Haley: 7 races, 3 features, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s
Miranda: 7 races, 5 features, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 5 top 20s
FAVORITE NUMBER –
18: Cars Miranda passed in the feature and B Main on Saturday at The Great American Dirt Track in Jetmore, Kan., to record her second top 10 of the season.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS –
Haley’s Website: www.haleyarnold.com
Miranda’s Website: www.mirandaarnoldracing.com
Haley’s Twitter: www.twitter.com/haleyarnold165
Haley’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/haleyarnold165
Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/pages/Haley-Arnold/#!/pages/Haley-Miranda-Arnold-Motorsports/
Haley’s Drive for Diversity: www.drivefordiversity.ning.com/profile/HaleyArnold165
Miranda’s Drive for Diversity: http://drivefordiversity.ning.com/profile/MirandaArnold
The Arnolds have graphic and sponsor t-shirts for sale, along with dog tags. For more information, visit www.haleyarnold.com.
WORLD MOTOR SPORTS BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION –
The Arnolds are partnering with the World Motor Sports Breast Cancer Foundation this year. They will be selling the foundation’s shirts in an assortment of sizes for $20 and all of the proceeds go directly to the World Motor Sports Breast Cancer Foundation.
“We are very excited to be working with the World Motor Sports Breast Cancer Foundation and we will do everything we can with our racing to promote this foundation,” Haley and Miranda said. “We plan to sell the World Motor Sports Breast Cancer Foundation shirts at all of our events and we need everyone to help us raise money by purchasing the shirts.”
For more information on the World Motor Sports Breast Cancer Foundation, visit www.worldmotorsportsbcf.org.
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Hooker Harness
Hooker Harness began producing custom seatbelts and shoulder harness in the early 1970s. Hooker Harness is well known in the aviation industry and has developed a name in motor sports as well. Visit www.hookerharness.com for more information.
“Hooker Harness is the top of the line custom seat belt and shoulder harness manufacturer,” Haley and Miranda said. “This year our team will be using our fully customized Hooker Harness seat belt systems in our sprint cars. Hooker Harness seat belts are the most user-friendly seat belts we have ever used. They can easily be tightened and we know that we will be safe in any wreck we may in encounter.”
The Arnolds would like to thank their sponsors, including Mid-Mo Auto Sales, Impact Sign & Lighting Co., K&N Performance Filters, Fastenal, APG Fuel Bladders, Champion Oil, State Fair Moving & Storage, Butler Built Professional Seat Systems, Ralph’s Sandblasting, Buso’s AA Muffler, Xtreme Fuel Stick, Vortex Racing Products, Ti64 Titanium and Show-Me Asphalt for their continued support.