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Mallett Maneuvers to Two Top 10s During ASCS National Tour Weekend at Longdale
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Inside Line Promotions – LONGDALE, Okla. (May 22, 2023) – Jordon Mallett earned a pair of top-10 results last weekend during an ASCS National Tour doubleheader at Longdale Speedway.
Mallett finished sixth on Saturday before hustling from 22nd to 10th on Sunday, earning the Hard Charger Award to cap his first-ever weekend competing at the dirt oval.
The action began on Saturday with Mallett setting quick time in his group. He then placed fifth in a heat race to garner the eighth starting position in the main event.
“I felt like we were pretty good,” he said. “We would have liked to have been better on Saturday. We came on a little too late. We fell back the first half of the race. The car got better as the track progressed. They threw us a curve ball when they tilled and watered the track before the feature. I was a little snug early. As the track got racy again we were a lot better. We just needed more time to keep going forward.”
Mallett’s sixth-place result marked his best finish of the season with the ASCS National Tour.
The team returned to the track on Sunday. Unfortunately, a mechanical problem derailed Mallett after he timed in fourth quickest in his group to earn the pole position for a heat race.
“We found an oil leak after qualifying and couldn’t solve the problem or pinpoint where the oil was coming from,” he said. “We changed motors and ran out of time so we didn’t get to run our heat race. It was frustrating because it was an out-of-the-ordinary kind of deal, but thankfully that’s all it was. The safe bet is to yank one out and slide another one in. That’s where preparedness and organization shows up. In this game it’s about taking bad nights and turning them into something decent. I think we did that as well as we could.”
Mallett’s run from the back of the field to a 10th-place result was his third top 10 of the season with the series.
“The car was really good,” he said. “I had made it up to eighth and we had a red flag. I didn’t really know yet the track was starting to rubber up down the straightaways in a different line than I was running. On the restart I missed the rubber and a couple of cars got by me. I jumped up there and found there was a little bit of rubber. At that point it was a little too late.”
This weekend will showcase a tripleheader for Mallett with ASCS National Tour races on Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., and Saturday and Sunday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.
QUICK RESULTS –
May 20 – Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Okla. – Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 6 (8).
May 21 – Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Okla. – Qualifying: 4; Heat race: DNS (1); Feature: 10 (22).
SEASON STATS –
14 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., and Saturday and Sunday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the ASCS National Tour
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“We’re excited to represent Awakening Events on the ASCS National Tour again in 2023,” Mallett said. “The pandemic hampered all of us so we’re thrilled to have Awakening Events back as a major part of our time as we return to the road full time this year. Awakening Events puts on some of the best shows in the entertainment industry so we encourage everyone to check out their website for events in your area.”
Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Awakening Foundation, Water for Christ, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, Red River Rack Co., D&K Farms, Powers HVAC, 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, Fast 5 Solutions and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.
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