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5/29/2022 -
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Starks Powers to Eighth Win of Season, First Career in South Carolina with USCS
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11/2/2015

11/2/2015

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Starks Powers to Eighth Win of Season, First Career in South Carolina with USCS

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Inside Line Promotions – GAFFNEY, S.C. (Nov. 2, 2015) – Trey Starks captured another big win to cap last weekend’s USCS doubleheader on the East Coast.

Starks and car owner Jeff McCall put together a pair of podium finishes during the weekend, which wrapped up with a dominating performance at Cherokee Speedway on Saturday.

The event began with Starks charging from eighth to a runner-up result during a heat race.

“We had a really good start and were up to third or fourth by the first corner,” he said. “We were battling for second and fortunately for us the second-place runner had a mechanical failure. That gave us a restart with (Chad) Kemenah ahead of us with seven or eight laps to go. I tried a big slider on him in turns one and two. I pulled even with him on the exit of turn two, but I couldn’t quite get by him. The track was super fast and it was some tight racing. I knew not to push the envelope too much because going eighth to second was enough for the inversion.”

That made Starks the high-points driver and after the zero was rolled for the feature inversion, Starks lined up on the pole for the 30-lap main event.

“I got a good start and just ran my own race,” he said. “I ran the whole race with my tail between my legs. I swear I could hear (Terry McCarl) behind me the whole race. I was trying to do everything I could to get away from him because a guy like McCarl will be there any time you make any mistakes. Come to find out after the main we had a pretty good lead. The car handled great. Everything went great and we had luck on our side.”

It was the eighth victory of the season for Starks and his second in four races with McCall.

The weekend began on Friday at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., where Starks won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That ranked him second in points and with a zero feature inversion, he started the feature on the outside of the front row.

“The track was real fast and a little narrow,” he said. “I knew that with a guy like McCarl starting on the pole, you have to take every chance you can take. It may be determined on the start of the race. I tried to jump it a little, but I jumped it pretty bad. They called it back and the second start was pretty even. We pulled alongside of him coming out of turn two. I tried going for a slider, but he pinched me down a bit and took my line like a smart driver should. After that traffic was pretty tricky. We could get to him, just never around him.”

Starks ran second for the entire race before finishing in the runner-up position. He also advanced from fourth to third place each night during the dash, which didn’t have any effect on the race format.

“Both tracks were really cool,” he said. “They were a little bigger than we ran on before. We had McCarl, Kemenah and (Dusty) Zomer show up. They are three of the best in the business. You know you’re in good company racing with them. It was nice to run up front with them let alone get a win. It was a pretty good weekend.”

Starks will wrap up his season with McCall this Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

“I thought we were good in Florida a couple of weeks ago, but I didn’t feel like we were great,” he said. “I’m really confident now. Both of these tracks (last weekend) were high speed and that’s what we’ll be on at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. I feel real comfortable.”

QUICK RESULTS –

Oct. 30 – Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C. – Dash: 3 (4); Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 2 (2).

Oct. 31 – Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C. – Dash: 3 (4); Heat race: 2 (8); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS –

61 races, 8 wins, 30 top fives, 35 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 53 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreyStarksRacing?fref=ts

APPAREL –

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – SpeedMart

Established in 2004, SpeedMart has developed into a leading supplier of sprint car and racing products in the Northwest. For more information, visit http://www.SpeedMartInc.com.

“SpeedMart really benefits us because they are right next to our home,” Starks said. “Even though we are traveling a lot, I know SpeedMart will always have anything we need.”

Starks would also like to thank Southstar Equipment, Starks Timber Processing, Blue Dot Fabrications, King Racing Products, Masco Petroleum, RCC Powder Coating and Emory Transmission for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS –

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.


Article Credit: Inside Line Promotions

Submitted By: Shawn Miller

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