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Masse Closes Season With Top-10 Finishes at Castrol Raceway Doubleheader
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9/10/2019

9/10/2019

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Masse Closes Season With Top-10 Finishes at Castrol Raceway Doubleheader

(Photo by Rusty Pothier)

Inside Line Promotions – EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (Sept 10, 2019) – Cody Masse capped his 2019 racing season with a pair of top-10 finishes during NSA Series competition last weekend at Castrol Raceway.

“It wasn’t a flashy weekend results-wise, but it was a successful one from the standpoint that we accomplished what we wanted,” he said. “I got some good laps in at a track where I haven’t been very comfortable and we have some good notes to take back there next year.”

Masse’s weekend got off to a challenging start following a disappointing qualifying run on Friday. That placed him eighth on the starting grid for his heat race.

“It’s difficult when you put yourself behind right away in qualifying, especially with this format,” he said. “We were able to pick up one spot in the heat race and that put us starting 13th for the feature.”

Masse, who qualified 15th quickest and placed seventh in a heat race, was able to advance in the main event to a 10th-place finish.

“Our car worked well in the feature and we were able to get by a couple of guys,” he said. “We’ve struggled there before so it was nice to have a car that worked. We probably could’ve moved further ahead, but we didn’t have the horsepower to make the passes.”

Masse got off to a better start on Saturday with an improved qualifying effort.

“I felt I couldn’t have done much better on my qualifying laps,” he said, regarding being ninth quickest. “But we missed the inversion by two hundredths of a second, which is kind of how our year has gone.”

Masse started and finished fifth in his heat race.

“Our car worked well in the heat, but the first four cars were really good and I just maintained my starting spot,” he said.

Masse rolled off ninth for his final race of the year.

“Our car wasn’t quite as good as the night before,” he said. “The track kind of tricked us. I thought it would stay consistent and not slick off, but it actually got faster. Then a couple of cars in front of me got together and I checked up to avoid them. They eventually got going and there wasn’t a caution, but I lost a couple of spots after getting passed when I slowed. I probably could’ve finished a couple of spots higher, but I thought it was better to be cautious with the way things have been going for us lately.”

Masse felt fortunate to take the final checkered flag of the season in ninth due to the status of his equipment.

“We don’t have many spare parts left and I didn’t want to cause further expense for the off-season,” he said. “My hat’s off to Wesmar and the engine they built. We finished with 39 nights on it and it was still running strong. I’m impressed.”

QUICK RESULTS –

Sept. 6 – Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 7 (8); Feature: 10 (13).

Sept. 7 – Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 9 (9).

SEASON STATS –

16 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 9 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 13 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS –

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cody_Masse

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Masse-Racing-244487932229555/

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