Inside Line Promotions
White Scores Career-Best Short Track Nationals Result
(Photo by Jones Sports Media)
Inside Line Promotions – LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 11, 2018) – Harli White had a strong performance last weekend during the 31st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway.
White made the A Main during both nights of the ASCS Mid-South Region event out of a field of more than 80 competitors. She then finished the doubleheader by posting her career-best Short Track Nationals result, which tied her best-ever finish at the track.
“We changed a lot on the car,” she said. “It was good to get a practice day in to try some things we wanted to try. Going into the event I was confident we had a pretty fast car. It was a matter of everything going our way and having a little luck on our side. The changes that we made helped me tremendously to where I was comfortable and could drive the car more.”
The event began on Friday with White placing second in a heat race before she won a qualifier. That ranked her ninth in overall points and lined her up on the inside of the fifth row for the main event.
“The draw is really important so drawing good really helped us,” she said. “Starting closer to the front really helps you and we took advantage in the heat and qualifier. We went off what we had been doing (in the feature) and got the car a little too free and I looped it.”
White, who finished 19th on Friday, rebounded the following night. She advanced from sixth to fourth place in a heat race and maneuvered from seventh to third place in a qualifier. She again ranked ninth in points to start the feature ninth.
“We didn’t get the best draw, but I was able to pass a few cars and that made the difference,” she said. “The A Main went really well. I maintained the first half of the race and the last half we really came alive. I was way better the last half of the race once I started driving the car the way it liked it. I changed my corner entry and that really helped. If I would have figured that out a little sooner we could have had a top five.”
The seventh-place result was White’s 19th top 10 of the season.
“It’s huge,” she said. “We’ve been racing at some tracks where a lot of cars show up. It feels good to make the mains with 80-plus cars and then to finish seventh is a great confidence booster.”
White will return to action this Friday and Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the USCS Series.
QUICK RESULTS –
Oct. 5 – I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. – Heat race: 2 (2); Qualifier: 1 (1); Feature: 19 (9).
Oct. 6 – I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. – Heat race: 4 (6); Qualifier: 3 (7); Feature: 7 (9).
SEASON STATS –
59 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 19 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 35 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday and Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the USCS Series
MEDIA LINKS –
White has various t-shirt designs ranging from youth small to adult 4XL available for purchase at her race trailer every time she competes and at http://www.harliwhiteracing.net/shopping/.
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – The Mower Shop
The Mower Shop, which was established in 1986 in Fort Smith, Ark., is a Grasshopper specialist and a leading supplier of lawnmower parts. For more information, visit http://www.The-Mower-Shop-Inc.com.
“The Olson’s are super nice people,” White said. “They have a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation each year and raise a lot of money for a great cause, including more than $120,000 in 2015. They are a perfect fit for Harli White Racing and we’re so happy to have them as part of the team.”
White would also like to thank CatSpot, Charlie’s Trucking and Forklift, Inc., Nattress Construction, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, PXP Racewear, All Star Performance, Broken Arrow Powder Coating, Inc., Tommy Thompson Motorsports, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.
INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS –
Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.
To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.
Article Credit: Inside Line Promotions
Submitted By: Shawn Miller