Debuting his Willie Croft Racing No. 29 machine for the first time in 2014, Willie Croft had an eventful Saturday night with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster at the Marysville Raceway Park, that ultimately came to an end early, on the 10th lap of the feature event.
“We had an eventful night,” Croft said. “We qualified decent, with the format it worked out, and then in the feature we did everything but flip one lap, and then got caught up in a wreck on a restart that finished us off.”
Timing in 12th fastest, Croft went on to win his heat race from his front row starting spot, and earned a spot in the new Civil War Dash, where he lined up in the seventh spot.
Starting sixth in the feature event, disaster nearly struck Croft’s Holey Smokes BBQ/Christian Stover Foundation/ButlerBuilt backed entry on the 7th lap, as he caught a rut and did everything but flip, but did bring his entry to a stop.
Restarting from the tail, Croft gained a couple of spots on the restart, but the caution flew on the 10th lap, bunching the field back up
The ensuing restart would be the end of the Sacramento, CA driver’s night as a big wreck broke out ahead of him in turn one, and with nowhere to go, Croft was collected in it, and he was credited with a 19th place finish.
“We had pretty good speed all night but just had some bad luck in the feature,” Croft said. “I have to thank my sponsors for continuing to back me now that I’m back in my own car this year, and the guys who came out and gave me a hand all night.”
Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, The Christian Stover
Foundation, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Schoenfeld, K&N, Smith Precision Products, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Shark Racing Engines, A.R.T., M.R.O. Industrial Supply, Redline Oil, Kaeding Performance, PaPa’s Beef Jerky, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, AIC Powdercoating, and GUTS for their support in 2014.
2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-1, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0.
ON TAP: Croft will be back in action on Friday night at the Stockton Dirt Track for the FVP Shootout.
STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @wcroft29.