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– LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Aug. 30) – It definitely wasn’t the way Tony Bruce Jr. wanted to exit the track.
The Liberal, Kan., native was on a hook after nearly flipping with four laps remaining last Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.
“I slid up out of turn four and basically tried to knock down the fence,” he said.
It ended a top-10 run for Bruce Jr., who was piloting Clifford and Don Young’s sprint car in the ASCS Sooner Region event. Bruce Jr. finished 20th – his 31st top 20 in 33 features this season.
The night started for him on the outside of the front row in the heat race.
“On the start, Gary Taylor got the jump on us,” Bruce Jr. said. “The track was kinda right around the bottom. I pressured him pretty much every lap, but I was unable to make a move and get around him.”
He finished second, which put him 10th in points heading into the feature. Since it was lined up off points, Bruce Jr. started on the outside of the fifth row.
“We were just kinda hovering around 10th the entire race,” he said. “We were pretty good. The car was working pretty well. But we really couldn’t advance. It seemed like every time I tried to make a move I’d spin the tires.”
With four laps remaining, Bruce Jr.’s aggressiveness bit him.
“I was really getting frustrated riding in the same spot all race,” he said. “I went in a little bit harder in turns three and four than I did the previous lap.
“I don’t know how I didn’t get upside down. I caught the right rear tire and it spun around and almost tipped over. It wasn’t a light hit.”
It was a frustrating finish to an otherwise solid night with the Young’s, whom Bruce Jr. will drive for this Saturday and Sunday at the 9th annual LOS 360 Nationals at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.
“I’ve been fortunate to work with them a few times this year and we seem to get better every time we pair up,” he said. “I hope this weekend we can continue that momentum. Only this time, hopefully we can finish the race.”
He recorded two top 20s at the ASCS Warrior Region races last year and hasn’t competed at the 1/3-mile track this season.
For live updates of Bruce Jr. and the rest of the races, visit www.insidelinepromotions.com throughout the weekend.
QUICK RESULTS –
Aug. 27 – I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. – Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 20 (10).
SEASON STATS –
39 races, 33 features, 1 win, 5 top fives, 15 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 31 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Saturday and Sunday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region for the 9th annual LOS 360 Nationals
FAVORITE NUMBER –
14: Finish in last year’s LOS 360 Nationals finale at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS –
ON THE AIR –
Bruce Jr. was a featured guest on the ASCS Show by Racinboys on May 24. Check out the link below for his interview, which starts at approximately 44:20 into the show.
He was also on the April 26 edition. Click on the link below to listen to Bruce Jr.’s interview, which begins around the 52:25 mark.
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“The cool thing about Ticketmob.com is that even if it’s a sold-out show, we’ve got a place you can sell tickets as well,” Bruce Jr. said. “You can still get tickets on Ticketmob.com. We sell tickets and we buy tickets. We’re one of the few websites that offers the ability to buy tickets to a sold-out show.”
Bruce Jr. would like to thank his sponsors, including The Oil Medics, TBJ Promotions, Travelwizer.com, LRB Manufacturing, Hoosier and Smiley’s Racing Products for their continued support.