CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Oct. 6, 2015) – After looking at a dire forecast for Central Pennsylvania, Dale Blaney and his Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed CH Motorsports team decided to race closer to home last weekend. Blaney, who had planned to head to the 53rd annual National Open at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., competed on Sunday at Atomic Speedway during the Freedom 40.
"We made the decision Wednesday night not to head to the National Open," he said. "We were going to sit over there for three days and do nothing. We weren’t sure they were even going to get Sunday in. It tore me in half not running that race."
Blaney kicked off the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association event at Atomic Speedway by qualifying third quickest around the rough track.
"They had some rain and it was rough," he said. "It got really rough in turns one and two. You couldn’t run anywhere but the bottom two lanes. In turns three and four you could move around a bit. It wasn’t a normal Atomic race track that we run good at it."