Looking to Finish Season Strong!

Bill Wright – Little Rock, AR – (October 28, 2013) – Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global/Miller Truck Lines #o5 team are looking to finish the season strong after a tough Short Track Nationals last weekend. The Lucas Oil ASCS National Series reconvenes Friday and Saturday at El Paso Speedway Park in Texas and the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces to start a two-week southwestern swing to end the 2013 ASCS season.
Wednesday served as a trial run for the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway near Little Rock, Arkansas. With over 90 cars signed in, Brad would start fifth in his heat and finish fourth. “The track was pretty hard to pass on,” he says. “It was one of those deals where you almost finished where you started. I believe we were in one of the earlier heat races (three of ten) and that didn’t help. The track was pretty lock-down around the bottom at that point.”
The Sunset Hills, Missouri driver finished fifth in his B main. “We didn’t make it through the B,” says Brad. “We just couldn’t get going like we needed to.”
In Thursday’s Short Track Nationals prelim, Brad had a good run in the heat. “The track was gone, but we were able to start sixth and run third in the heat,” he says. “We were sitting pretty well in points heading into the qualifier. I think we were sixth in points, so that put us in the third row. The way the track was, most of the qualifiers were won from the front.”
A sixth place finish in the qualifier sent Brad to the B, where he finished third, one spot out of a transfer. “That put us in the B,” he says. “The track was tough and we missed the show by one spot. We didn’t get paid for that, and that put us in the C on Saturday. We definitely could have transferred out of that, but in the B, we would have had to pass seven cars or so on Saturday. We just kind of decided to go home and regroup at that point.”
The team’s goal is to finish their ASCS season strong. “Our focus is to concentrate on the last two weeks of the ASCS season,” says Brad, who is currently running fourth in the standings, just twenty-three markers out of third. “With the rain delay and all (on Saturday), it looked like a good decision for us (to head home and prepare for the next two weeks). Las Cruces is one of those places that we’ve run well in the past, so I’m really looking forward to getting back down there.”
Loyet Motorsports would like to thank Vacuworx Global, Miller Truck Lines, Loyet Landscape Maintenance, Penske Shocks, Meramec Heights Collision Center, Butlerbuilt Professional Seating Systems, Logo Daddy Graphics, The Engine Heater, Ealey Transportation, DirtXtra.com, KSE Racing, Pace Performance Coatings, Beaver Stripes and Custom Graphics, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Weld Racing, Speedway Motors, Wilwood Engineering, Conroy “PNEU” Control, Rod End Supply, DC Chassis Dyno, Diversified Machine Inc. and Hepfner Racing Products & Wings.
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