PETERSEN MEDIA: Finally able to get a couple of races back in the Carrick Motorsports Winged Sprint Car, Tanner Carrick would take part in the Texas Crude Nationals in Lubbock, TX on Tuesday night, before getting back home on Saturday and running at Marysville Raceway where he would record a third place finish.
“Thankful for having a great family and team that let us get back to racing, and putting myself in position to get back to Texas and run,” Carrick said. “Even though the first night was rough, we had good speed the second night before the rain, and we were able to roll that speed all the way home to Marysville, CA where we ran third on Saturday.”
Tuesday night at West Texas Raceway, the Lincoln, CA pilot would time the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T machine in ninth fastest in his time trial group.
Lining up ninth in his heat race, Carrick would continue to acclimate the extremely slick surface as he would pick up a couple of positions and record a seventh-place finish.
Forced into the ‘B’ Main, Carrick would again find himself in the ninth position to take the green flag. Just as he did in his heat race, Carrick would fight to pick up a couple of positions as he would again finish seventh, which brought his night to an end.
While Carrick would have a good feel for his car early in Wednesday night’s program, torrential rain would saturate the grounds and officials would cancel the program in the middle of time trials.
With a race close to home in Marysville, CA scheduled for Saturday evening, Carrick and company would make the trip back west, and look to cap their busy week off with a good run.
32 cars would check into Marysville Raceway, and the former USAC National Midget Series Rookie of the Year would time his mount in quickest of the field as he earned fast time honors.
Picking up a fourth place finish in his heat race, Carrick would move to the feature event where the five pill lined him up fifth in the 25-lap feature event.
When the race came to life, Carrick would find himself in a bit of a predicament as he would lose several spots form the onset of the race as he fell all the way back to eighth.
Going to work on an extremely tricky surface, Carrick would clear a couple of cars, and begin surging his way forward during the second half of the event.
Really coming on at the end of the race, Carrick would close his busy week out with a third place finish.
“We kind of got buried at the start of Saturday’s feature, but I think we had the speed to fight for the win,” Carrick said. “If we don’t fall back to eighth I think we are right there, but still happy to land on the podium.”
Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Arai, and Spike Chassis for their support.
BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 7, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 1, Top 10’s: 4
ON TAP: Carrick will reunite with the Petry Motorsports midget team on Friday and Saturday night in Port City, OK before heading to Grain Valley, MO on Sunday.
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