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Mallett Garners First Top-10 Result of the Season
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Inside Line Promotions – EASTABOGA, Ala. (April 25, 2022) – Jordon Mallett recorded his first top-10 result of the young season last Saturday during the finale of a USCS Series doubleheader at Talladega Short Track.
Mallett was in contention for a podium during the opening night on Friday, advancing from sixth to third place in a heat race and from sixth to fourth in the dash before running third for the majority of the A Main.
“We had a pretty good run going,” he said. “I felt we were equally as good as anyone in the top three. Then on that last lap it all went south for us. We got crossed up with a lapped car on the last lap going into turn one. I thought we’d have enough room going into turn three that I’d still be able to maintain finishing third. The hole closed up and the only thing I could do was to spin out.”
The incident, which resulted in Mallett stopped in between turns three and four, forced him to head to the back of the pack for the green-white-checkered restart.
“We had lapped several cars so we made a mad dash to make it to 12th,” he said. “I’m pretty disappointed it cost us a podium to start the weekend. Everybody is there to race and it’s my job to get through traffic. A last-minute lane change on their part going into turn one got us crossed up. The track had transitioned to being glued around the hub to be any good. All it takes is one little screw up and you get out of that groove and you’re not controlling your own destiny. I still felt like I was in a good position to hold onto third, but the lapped car got off the gas a lot more into turn three and I had to spin to avoid crashing into him.”
Track conditions were difficult on Saturday and passing was at a premium once again. Mallett maneuvered from sixth to fourth place in a heat race before gaining one spot in the feature to finish seventh.
“We were good on Saturday,” he said. “We didn’t move quite as far forward in the heat race as we’d liked to because the track had progressed so much further than it had on Friday. It was narrow and around the bottom in the heat race. We missed the dash and started eighth in the feature. We got to seventh and there were multiple times you could have thrown a blanket over four of us in line. We could have got into the top five, but you had to wait on a mistake to capitalize instead of wreck the guy because the track was so single file. We had a really good car and I felt we had a better car than the results showed, but when you’re on a single file walking path you can’t go around them so we took what we could get.”
Mallett plans on racing this Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.
QUICK RESULTS –
April 22 – Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala. – Heat race: 3 (6); Dash: 4 (6); Feature: 12 (4).
April 23 – Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala. – Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 7 (8).
SEASON STATS –
3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.
MEDIA LINKS –
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“It’s super exciting to have them back,” Mallett said. “With the pandemic, just like in racing, it slowed all of the live events down. We pressed pause and let everything settle back down. We’re thrilled to welcome them back as the primary partner for our team. I look forward to having a lot of success together. They’ve been a great supporter of us and we’re excited to welcome them back bigger and better than ever.”
Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, Water for Christ, Red River Rack Co., D&K Farms, DHR Suspension, Racing Optics, Triple X Race Co., KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., Autometer, Callies Racing Products, Dynotech Race Engines, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley’s Racing Products, MetTec Titanium, MotorState Distributing, DMI and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.
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