Inside Line Promotions – COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (May 7, 2014) – Steering issues hampered Patrick Dills during his inaugural wingless sprint car race last Saturday.
Dills qualified 15th quickest during the Northwest Wingless Tour event at Cottage Grove Speedway – a track where he had made his winged sprint car debut two weeks earlier.
“It was a lot different than what I’m used to,” he said. “The way you drive it is completely different. It was totally uncomfortable for me. I started getting the hang of it in the heat race.”
After starting on the outside of the front row of his heat race, Dills ended with a fifth-place result on the quarter-mile track. He then lined up 15th for the main event before his steering acted up in the opening laps.
“I went to go in the corner and the steering wheel locked to the right so I just pulled in,” he said.
Dills was credited with a 17th-place result.
He is scheduled to return to Cottage Grove Speedway this Saturday to compete in the 360ci class.
“I want to get as much seat time as possible,” he said. “Our goal right now is to gain laps and seat time.”
QUICK RESULTS –
May 3 – Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. – Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 5 (2); Feature: 17 (15).
SEASON STATS –
2 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 2 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.
MEDIA LINKS –
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – All Seasons Equipment
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“All Seasons Equipment has helped us through the outlaw kart years and they stepped up a lot this year,” Dills said. “They are really supportive of me and my racing. It’s really appreciated.”
Dills would also like to thank Jerry Dills Trucking, BC Motorsports, Weeman’s Small Engine Repair, Steel House, Bonnichsen Repair, Rocket Designs and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.
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