(Photo by Malcolm White Photography)
Inside Line Promotions – COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (Aug. 4, 2014) – Patrick Dills recorded his best career finish in a 360ci sprint car race when he earned a top 10 last Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway.
Competing in his Northwest Extreme Sprints race car, which has approximately 200 horsepower less than a 360ci engine, Dills scored a seventh-place finish at the quarter-mile oval.
“We tried a new setup that I really adapted to and it certainly gave me more confidence,” he said.
Dills opened the night by qualifying seventh quickest. After finishing fourth in his heat race, he lined up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.
“I pretty much battled around seventh or eighth the whole race,” he said. “When Roger (Crockett) and Colin (Baker) put me a lap down I followed them to study their line. I think that really helped my learning curve as well.”
The seventh-place result marked the ninth top 10 of the season for Dills, who will return to Northwest Extreme Sprints competition this Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway.
He currently ranks fifth in the championship standings.
QUICK RESULTS –
Aug. 2 – Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. – Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 4 (1); Feature: 7 (8).
SEASON STATS –
13 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 9 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 11 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.
MEDIA LINKS –
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Jerry Dills Trucking
Jerry Dills, who is Patrick’s father, has been an independent log truck driver throughout Oregon for the past 44 years.
“I wouldn’t be able to do any of this racing without my dad and I can’t thank him enough for all of his support throughout the years,” Patrick Dills said.
Dills would also like to thank BC Motorsports, All Seasons Equipment, Weeman’s Small Engine Repair, Keith Whitaker Trucking, Steel House, Bonnichsen Repair, Rocket Designs and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.
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