– Heading into the second points race of the USAC West Coast 360 Series, Bud Kaeding had picked off the opening weekend win, and the non points event win in Vegas, but on this night, the Campbell, CA had a very wild night.
The evening got off to about as bad of a start as it gets for Kaeding, as he got upside down aboard his Kaeding Performance/BZE/SCI no. 29 machine.
After his crew thrashed to get his car together they missed their heat race, and were ready for action in the 10-lap semi main.
Starting at the rear of the field due to no qualifying time, Kaeding quickly got his elbows up as he ran through the 13 car field to get to the fourth spot where he would transfer to the 30-lap feature event.
Kaeding then found himself again at the back of the pack as he rolled off in the 20th spot, on the very racy Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway.
Showing he was in fact one of the strongest cars in the field, Kaeding quickly went to work fighting his way through heavy traffic on the 3/8 mile, Central California facility.
To sum it up, Kaeding simply went where the other guys were not, and thrilled the crowd as he made many daring passes during the event.
At the stripe, it was Kaeding earning his team the hard charger award, as he advanced to the fifth spot at the stripe, and salvaged many valuable points on this night.
With the finish, Kaeding did fall from the points lead, but finds himself in the third spot, just 15 digits behind new leader, Ryan Bernal.
“What a crazy night,” explained Bud. “I stepped on it in qualifying, and really messed our night up. We got through the B, and then somehow we were able to fight through the field and end up with a top-five. My guys did an awesome job getting his car back together and I really appreciate their work. ”
Kaeding would like to thank Kaeding Performance, Sprint Car Innovations, Alviso Rock, BZE, Factory Kahne Shocks, Racing Optics, K&N Filters, Yak Graphics, ButlerBuilt, and Brown and Miller for their continued support.
ON TAP: Kaeding is now primed for a busy weekend ahead, as he will be in action Friday night again aboard the Werbach Motorsports No.20 machine in Watsonville, before heading to Tulare Saturday night where he will pull double duty, competing with the USAC West Coast 360 Series and in the Cancen Oil King of the West Series present by Goodyear.
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