(Photo by Malcolm White Photography)
Inside Line Promotions – COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (Aug. 28, 2014) – Patrick Dills powered to his 11th top 10 of the season last Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway.
Dills, who was competing in the 360ci class with his Northwest Extreme Sprint that’s down approximately 200 horsepower, ended with a ninth-place result.
“I’ll take a top 10 any time against the 360s,” he said. “I feel like I learn a ton every time I’m out there and when you can keep up with some of the guys who have a lot more horsepower it’s a big confidence boost.”
Dills kicked off the night by qualifying 14th quickest. He advanced from eighth to fifth place during his heat race, which put him 10th in overall points. Dills then started on the pole of the main event since the feature inversion was 10.
“I spun the tires on the spot and the guy on the outside took off,” he said. “I slowly dropped back. I’d lose a spot a few laps at a time. I was hoping to do something a little better than ninth. I was close to seventh and eighth place and a yellow came out and Roger (Crockett) had just lapped me. So those cars went to the back for the restart. Otherwise I think I would have had a shot at getting back a couple of positions.”
Dills will return to sprint car competition on Sept. 13 at Cottage Grove Speedway.
QUICK RESULTS –
Aug. 23 – Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. – Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 5 (8); Feature: 9 (1).
SEASON STATS –
16 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 11 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 14 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Sept. 13 at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.
MEDIA LINKS –
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Keith Whitaker Trucking
Keith Whitaker Trucking is a logging company based in Oregon.
“Keith Whitaker Trucking recently came on board and I’m really excited to have him as part of our team,” Dills said.
Dills would also like to thank Jerry Dills Trucking, BC Motorsports, All Seasons Equipment, Weeman’s Small Engine Repair, Steel House, Bonnichsen Repair, Rocket Designs and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.
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