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Baxter Sees Speed and Progress During Four Nights of Racing
(Photo by Cameron Hageman)
Inside Line Promotions – LEMOORE, Calif. (July 9, 2018) – Blaine Baxter had a pair of promising runs halted by misfortune during a busy week of Restricted Winged Micro Sprint racing in late June.
“It was a little frustrating, but I feel like we’re making progress every race,” he said. “We have the speed. We’re just not getting the results.”
Baxter looked to be having one of his best nights of the season on June 27 at Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif. He qualified ninth quickest out of 38 cars and finished third in his heat race.
“We were pretty good right out of the box,” the 10-year-old said. “We were running 10th early in the A Main until a rock got stuck in the linkage and stuck it wide open, ending our night.”
The other three California Speedweek rounds got off to a slow start in qualifying, which relegated him to the B Main on June 26 at Dixon Speedway in Dixon, Calif.; on June 28 at Keller Auto Raceway at Plaza Park in Visalia, Calif., and on June 30 at Lemoore Raceway.
“I went to the top of the track on the first lap and moved from eighth to third, but there was a restart,” he said of the B Main at Lemoore Raceway. “I did the same thing on the next restart and moved up again. I was passing the second-place driver and he kind of jumped the cushion and put me into the wall. I don’t think he knew I was there, but it did a lot of damage to our car and ended our night.”
Baxter finished sixth in his B Main at Dixon Speedway and ninth in the B Main at both Keller Auto Raceway at Plaza Park and Lemoore Raceway.
Following a weekend off, Baxter will be back in action this Friday at Dixon Speedway and Saturday at Delta Speedway.
QUICK RESULTS –
June 26 – Dixon Speedway in Dixon, Calif. – Qualifying: 29; Heat race: 7 (-); B Main: 6 (-).
June 27 – Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif. – Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 3 (-); Feature: 21 (-).
June 29 – Keller Auto Raceway at Plaza Park in Visalia, Calif. – Qualifying: 36; Heat race: 7 (-); B Main: 9 (-).
June 30 – Lemoore Raceway in Lemoore, Calif. – Qualifying: 29; Heat race: 8 (-); B Main: 9 (-).
SEASON STATS –
18 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday at Dixon Speedway in Dixon, Calif., and Saturday at Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif.
MEDIA LINKS –
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Les Schwab Tire Center
Les Schwab Tire Center at 1600 Santa Rosa Ave. in Santa Rosa, Calif., offers a large selection of tires and wheels along with batteries and shocks/struts plus brake and alignment services. For more information, call (707) 578-5334 or visit https://www.lesschwab.com/.
“Les Schwab Tires helps us with our racing tires,” Baxter said. “We really appreciate their support.
Blaine Baxter Racing would also like to thank Westside Mechanical, Dirt Co Media House, FK Shocks, Shell Shock, Dustin Davis Demolition, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Blackbeard, Arai Helmets, Simpson Fire Suits, D1 Chassis, Wraps N Motion, Keizer Aluminum Wheels and Low Voltage Security for their continued support.
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