Tanner Carrick Picks Up Pair of Podiums
PETERSEN MEDIA: Tanner Carricks’ strong 2020 campaign aboard the Carrick Motorsports No. 83T winged sprint car continued over the last week as the Lincoln, CA driver finished third on Wednesday night in Marysville, CA before running second on Friday night at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA.
“Big shoutout to Clark Riolo for giving me an awesome car both nights, “Tanner Carrick said. “We were definitely good enough to win both nights, but I just didn’t get it done on the track.”
Wednesday night, Carrick checked in at Marysville Raceway a venue that has been good to him thus far in 2020. Timing in second fastest in qualifying time trials, Carrick picked up a second-place finish in his heat race and made his way directly into the 25-lap feature event.
Getting off to a good start in the feature aboard the CVC/Interstate Oil/Cemex backed No. 83T machine, Carrick would move into the fourth spot on the fourth lap as he chased after younger brother Blake Carrick, Andy Forsberg, and Sean Becker.
Moving into third just past the race’s halfway point, Carrick would work his way into second shortly after and set his sights on his younger brother, Blake who led this one.
Closing in on his brother in the closing laps, things tightened up and were shaping up for an exciting finish until the yellow was needed on the 24th lap, extending the race to 26 laps.
The final restart of the night saw Carrick get into the bottom berm and get his machine out or sorts on the final lap. It allowed Blake to get away, but it also opened the door for Colby Wiesz to sneak by and drop Carrick to third coming to the checkered.
Heading to Ocean Speedway on Friday night to get in a final tune up before this weekend’s Johnny Key Classic, Carrick would get off to another good start as he timed in fastest in time trials amidst the 33 cars in the pit area.
Running third in his heat race, Carrick would run second in the Dash and line up on the front row of the 30-lap feature event.
When the race came to life, Carrick would jump out to the early lead. Leading the way on the ¼ mile bullring, a lap nine restart would see Carrick miss his line on the bottom of turn three and it would let Justin Sanders sneak by and relegate Carrick back to second.
Chasing after one of the most decorated drivers at Ocean Speedway over the last decade, Carrick would close in on Sanders, but on this night Sanders would get the better of Carrick as he capped his weekend off with a second place finish.
“Just one little mistake was all it took for Sanders to get by, and when he gets out front at Ocean Speedway he is pretty tough to get back by,” Carrick said. “Big thanks to my family, and all of the people who help this race team out.”
Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support
BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 21, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 10, Top 10’s: 16
ON TAP: Carrick is back in action on Saturday night at Ocean Speedway for the Johnny Key Classic.
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