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Mallett Moving Forward After Challenging Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s
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Inside Line Promotions – TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2023) – Jordon Mallett has flipped the page following a frustrating weekend at the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s.
Mallett plans to invade Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., this Friday and Saturday with the USCS Series. He was last victorious at the track in May 2021.
“We’ll roll into Milton with a perspective that every night is a new night,” he said. “We’re ready for this weekend to start fresh again. We’ve won some races there and ran well. We will try to capitalize on it. You’re still down here in the sand so Milton is a place that can be really good and racy or one lane. It normally does okay and we enjoy racing there.”
The doubleheader will provide the next opportunity to compete on the heels of a disappointing weekend at East Bay Raceway Park, where Mallett made his debut last Thursday through Saturday.
“It was top dominant all weekend and we were so frustrated with the draw,” he said. “We started on the back row of about everything. I didn’t have high expectations there, but I wasn’t concerned about being able to race my way in. We felt really good after Wednesday’s practice. We got our baseline stuff in order.”
Unfortunately, Mallett drew a high number during the pill draw each night at the tricky track. He started in the fourth row of a heat race on Thursday and Saturday and in the third row on Friday.
“This was not the weekend to be drawing bad and that was the most frustrating part,” he said. “We had a really good car. I didn’t have any complaints with the car. It was 100 percent about track position. You had more than 50 really good race cars in the pits and that format was luck of the draw. When you don’t have luck and start on the back you’re not even a field filler at that point.
“The track was phenomenal both nights during the All Star shows (earlier last week). There was a lot of frustrated people with the track last weekend. We were in a no-win situation with that track and format.”
Passing was at a premium throughout the event. Mallett gained a position in a heat race on Thursday, but he finished where he started in a heat race on Friday and Saturday. He narrowly missed making the A Main through his B Main on Thursday before finishing three spots out on Friday and five out on Saturday.
“We played the cards we were dealt and that’s part of racing,” he said. “We’re looking forward to getting back to racing this weekend at a track where we’ve had success.”
QUICK RESULTS –
Feb. 16 – East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Fla. – Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 3 (6).
Feb. 17 – East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Fla. – Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 5 (4).
Feb. 18 – East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Fla. – Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 8 (9).
SEASON STATS –
7 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday and Saturday at Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., with the USCS Series
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