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FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 26, 2013) – Logan Forler strapped in tight and held on for his 35th top-10 finish of the season on a rough track Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway.
“I don’t necessarily like those tracks,” he said. “I was trying to keep it on all four wheels, just survive.”
After winning his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heat race during the Port-a-Cool U.S. Dirt Track Championship, Forler survived with a 10th-place result in a challenging main event on the tricky track.
“We were good in the heat race and the track kept getting worse and worse,” he said. “We didn’t keep up with the car for the track changes. The car wasn’t quite right. Those type of race tracks aren’t my type of race tracks. I always struggle on those.”
Earlier in the night, Forler charged from third to take the lead early in his heat race. He held on for the win, which locked him into the feature redraw.
“I think I got it coming off (turn) two on Lap 2,” he said. “I was a little tight. The car was really good in the heat race. It was fast. The track just made such a drastic change from the heat race to the main.”
Forler then pulled the No. 7 to start on the inside of the fourth row for the main event. After his top 10, he remains sixth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour standings.
Forler and the tour are set to compete on Friday and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.
“It’s a really, really nice facility,” he said. “The race track is usually pretty good. I’m looking forward to going there.
“I never really knew Jesse Hockett. I watched him race a lot. It’s cool we can have a race in his memory. It’s cool to show our respect to him.”
QUICK RESULTS –
Sept. 21 – Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas – Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 10 (7).
SEASON STATS –
54 races, 7 wins, 22 top fives, 35 top 10s, 42 top 15s, 48 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS –
Here is video of Forler’s Victory Lane interview at Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, La., on June 16: http://youtu.be/3E7183rPEZM
Forler has t-shirts ranging from adult small to 3XL for sale at his race trailer at every race.
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Steve Forler Trucking
Steve Forler Trucking is a trucking company with a focus on the transportation of hazardous and dangerous waste. Established in 1987, Steve Forler Trucking is hazmat trained and pollution insured, primarily operating in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Nevada. For more information, visit http://www.sftrucking.com.
“My dad started Steve Forler Trucking when he was 19 and it has played a big role in my life,” Logan said. “It’s pretty neat to see how my dad has built that into one of the leading businesses in that industry.”
Forler would also like to thank Cope’s Pharmacy, Lucas Oil Products, Griffith Truck & Equipment, PGH Excavating, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Precise Racing Products, Impact Race Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Rod End Supply, LRB Race Products, MEI Excavating, DMI, CSI Shocks and Maxim for their continued support.