From Peterson Media
With the California Civil War Series invading his home track, the Placerville Speedway, on Saturday night, Andy Gregg elected to bolt his 360ci powerplant into his Guts Racing No.53 machine and go to battle against some of the regions best racers.
33 cars overflowed the Placerville pit area, and Gregg set the tone for the night as he timed in third fastest during qualifications. Starting sixth in the third heat, a flat tire hampered the driver known as “Guts”, and a fifth place finish put him in the B main.
In the B, Gregg got off to a strong start aboard his Seven Industries/Autism Awareness Pro Shocks entry as he grabbed the early lead. With Kyle Hirst in tow, Gregg made a slight bobble off the cushion that allowed Hirst to take over the top spot, and he settled for the second spot and transferred into the feature event.
Starting in the sixth row of the feature after the heat race inversion, Gregg didn’t get the start he was looking for as he fell back to the 15th spot, and didn’t look strong.
Under an early caution, Gregg pulled into the work area for what he though was a flat right-rear tire. To Gregg’s surprise, the crew was unable to find any issue on his machine and he pushed back off to tag the rear of the field.
Still fighting his King Racing Products/BR Motorsports/Air Tool backed machine, Gregg elected to pull in late in the feature and take the DNF.
“Something just felt off as soon as the feature went green,” Gregg said. “It felt like a flat tire, but we pulled in, and it still had air. I tried to go back out, but it was still bad, so I think we had a torsion bar go bad. My guys did a good job of trying to get it right, but it was something we couldn’t change under yellow.”
Andy would like to thank 7industries.com, GUTS Racing, Ervin Sales Group, Autism Awareness, Pro Shocks, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, The Air Tool, River City Alarm, Poor’s Equipment Repair, K and T Fab, Brown and Miller, Tarvin Images, C&R Racing, Amerikote, Meyer Motorsports, and Hinchman Racing for their support during the 2012 season.
ON TAP: Andy and his GUTS Racing team will now take a couple weeks off before returning to action on October 13th for the Cotton Classic.
STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg16x.