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– PUYALLUP, Wash. (Oct. 4) – After a week off, Trey Starks is more than excited for this weekend’s challenge.
The 15-year-old from Puyallup, Wash., will travel approximately 15 hours south to the middle of California for a track he’s never competed at – Ocean Speedway in Watsonville – and one of his favorites – Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare.
“It’s always fun to travel and race,” he said. “I’ve never been to Ocean Speedway and Thunderbowl Raceway is one of my three favorite tracks.”
On Friday, Starks will race in his inaugural Ocean Sprints event at the semi-banked, ¼-mile oval on the Santa Cruz coastline. He’ll then trek further inland for the ASCS Southern California Region finale on Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway.
In four races at the semi-banked, 1/3-mile track this season, Starks has two tops 10s and four top 20s. He began the season by winning the B Main and charging to eighth with the ASCS National Tour on Feb. 9.
Starks also finished 17th with the World of Outlaws on March 19 and he was 20th with the King of the West Sprint Car Series on April 16. His most recent race in Tulare was with the ASCS Southern California Region on April 30, when he placed 10th.
“I love that place,” he said. “It’s a really fun track. It gets on the fence and is scary. You’ve got to have courage to go to the top.”
SEASON STATS –
50 races, 48 features, 1 win, 9 top fives, 22 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 45 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., with the Ocean Sprints and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the ASCS Southern California Region
FAVORITE NUMBER –
8: Result in the season opener at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on Feb. 9 with the ASCS National Tour.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS –
ON THE AIR –
Here is a video of Starks’ first career victory – Aug. 20 at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. It starts around the two-minute mark.
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 – Starks Timber Processing
Starks Timber Processing is a logging business owned by Trey’s father, John, who is a third-generation logger. It has been based out of Washington for the last 15 years.
“Starks Timber Processing is what provides me the opportunity to race,” Trey said. “It has played a huge role in my life, both on the track and away from it.”
Starks would like to thank his sponsors, including Blue Dot Fabrications, Northwest Powder Coating & Sandblasting, Masco Petroleum and SpeedMart for their continued support.