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Tanner Carrick 4th at HK Classic Opener


PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to Ocean Speedway over the weekend for a pair of races during the Howard Kaeding Classic, Tanner Carrick picked up a fourth place finish in 360ci action on Friday night before running 11th with KWS/NARC on Saturday.


“We had good speed in both the 360ci and the 410ci, but we had some little issues hinder us both nights that we need to get ironed out before we hit the track again,” Tanner Carrick said. “The guys have been working hard all year, and I am happy with how everything feels with a lot of big races coming up.”


The Lincoln, CA driver kicked the weekend off on Friday night by timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T in 12th fastest in time trials and that played into the format well as he lined up on the pole of his heat race.


Leading flag to flag in heat race action, Carrick picked up the win and moved into the nightly Dash where his fifth-place finish put him in the third row of the weekend’s first 30-lap feature event.


When the race came to life, Carrick slipped back to fifth as he worked around the slick Ocean Speedway bullring. Moving into fourth on the 12th lap, Carrick worked into third with ten-to-go.


His stint on the podium was short lived as Bud Kaeding got by him on lap 23 to drop him back to fourth where we went on to finish.


Bolting a 410ci powerplant into his car for Saturday’s KWS/NARC portion of the HK Classic, Carrick opened the night up by timing in fourth fastest in his qualifying group.


Finishing sixth in his heat, Carrick was forced into the ‘B’ for one final shot at moving into the 30-lap finale. Racing his way to a win in the semi, Carrick kept his night alive as he moved into the ‘A’ where he took the green flag from the 20thstarting position.


On a fairly narrow surface in the feature following track prep prior to cars hitting the track, Carrick worked his way forward as best as he could.


As the checkered flag was displayed to the field, Carrick capped his weekend off with an 11th place finish.


“I think we had a bit of an issue with our bleeders all weekend that threw us of a little late in the feature events,” Carrick said. “Overall, I was happy with the speed and looking forward to Placerville Speedway on the 29th.”


Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Hanson Truss, Eddie’s Lincoln Auto Body, Simpson Strong-Tie, A&A Concrete Supply, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support.


BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 29, Wins: 3, Top 5’s: 16, Top 10’s: 20


ON TAP: Tanner Carrick heads is idle this weekend and returns to action on the 29th at Placerivlle Speedway.

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