Inside Line Promotions – PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 26, 2015) – Jason Sides will compete with a 360ci engine this week for the first time since February. Sides is set to tackle the 28th annual Comp Cams Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., where he will race on Wednesday during the Short Track Nationals Open before his preliminary night on Friday. The weekend wraps up Saturday with the $15,000-to-win Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour feature.
“It’s always fun to be able to race the Short Track Nationals,” he said. “We have an off weekend with the World of Outlaws schedule and I-30 Speedway is fairly close to home so it worked out well. We’re also going for the fans that watched me and Paul race. We don’t get to race around there so it’s an opportunity to thank the fans.”
Sides captured the 2001 Short Track Nationals title and he has been in the hunt during rare appearances since that big win.
“It’s a challenge for sure,” he said. “You have to be on your game every time you hit the track. The goal is to accumulate as many points as possible so you’ve got to be up on the wheel.”
Sides is coming off a wet weekend with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. He competed last Friday at Port Royal Speedway, where the program was rushed to beat the rain.
Sides qualified 15th in his group, placed 10th in a heat race and then used a provisional to start the main event at the back of the field.
“Once you get buried in qualifying on a big, fast track like that it’s tough to overcome that,” he said. “We were in the back of the main and it was really challenging to make any progress because there were cars all over the track and you were constantly in dirty air, which really effects the handling at a track like Port Royal.”
Sides finished with a 24th-place result.
The Outlaws event on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., rained out.
QUICK RESULTS –
Oct. 24 – Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. – Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 10 (8); B Main: DNS (14); Feature: 24 (25).
SEASON STATS –
81 races, 2 wins, 13 top fives, 34 top 10s, 59 top 15s, 67 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Wednesday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 28th annual Comp Cams Short Track Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
MEDIA LINKS –
LIVE AUDIO –
Keep up with Sides Motorsports via free, live audio from DIRTVision at every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event throughout the season. Select events also include live Pay-Per-View video. For more information, click http://www.DIRTVision.com.
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“I’ve used VRP Shocks for many years because they are the best on the market,” he said. “We rely on VRP Shocks to give us consistency each and every night from track to track across the county on the World of Outlaws circuit.”
Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., King Racing Products, Clean Seal, Inc., BR Motorsports, R.E. Enterprises, Dancer Logistics, Inc., Jim Schuhknecht, FSR Radiators, East Coast Logistics, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.
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