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Skinner Earns Sixth-Place Finish in ASCS National Tour Race With Borrowed Engine
Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (July 15, 2020) - Marshall Skinner used an underpowered and borrowed engine to score a sixth-place finish with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour last Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway.
"I've been using my uncle's engine since I'm waiting on parts to fix mine," he said. "We were tickled pink to finish sixth with it against the ASCS National Tour. It's an engine built from used parts that he got for little or nothing. He's old school and doesn't believe in spending a lot of money on stuff."
Skinner began the night by making the most of a good heat race draw.
"I started on the pole of my heat race," he said. "I knew I had to win it to make the A Main. If you start on the pole and go back at all with ASCS, you're usually in the B Main.
"The guy on the outside actually took the lead at the start, but I was able to dive under him going into turn three. He tried to do a crossover, but couldn't make it happen and I led the rest of the way."
Skinner's win placed him in the redraw for the night's main event. He drew the seventh starting position.
"I was able to move up to fifth, but then I had some trouble racing with lapped cars," he said. "Since I was underpowered I couldn't afford to scrub off any speed or lose any momentum, but that's what happened when I was racing with them. That's when Sam (Hafertepe Jr.) got by me for fifth.
"It was kind of like racing a car with a restrictor plate. I just held it to the floor and tried not to lose any momentum.
"I had hoped that the track would blow off and get slick so that horsepower wouldn't matter so much. But it stayed heavy all night. That made me even happier about where I finished with that engine. I put 40 tear-offs on before the feature and used almost all of them."
Skinner plans to take this week off from racing before returning to action on July 25 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., during an ASCS Mid-South Region show.
"I had planned to race in Mississippi this week, but that's been canceled due to the virus," he said. "So I'll be with my boys when they race go-karts this weekend and then I plan to race in Little Rock the following Saturday."
QUICK RESULTS -
July 11 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 6 (7)
SEASON STATS -
9 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 9 top 20s
UP NEXT -
July 25 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the ASCS Mid-South Region
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Harli White Ends Historic Weekend With Pair Of ASCS Podiums
Bryan Hulbert - SAPULPA, Okla. (July 15, 2020) Becoming the first woman to win with the National Tour of the American Sprint Car Series this past Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway, White continued that fast pace on Sunday with a runner-up finish at Creek County Speedway with the ASCS Sooner Region.
Asked what it meant to finally break through and get the win at Riverside, Harli stated, "It's a relief. To finally get the win that we've been so close too so many times, and being at Riverside, that's one of the toughest areas we race in all year, and Derek [Hagar] showed that. He made me earn it, but I couldn't be more proud of what my family has done to get me here, and so thankful for the work that Johnny [Herrera] has done. He's turned this thing around and constantly works with me. It's made all the difference having someone who knows what they're doing."
Leading the opening two laps, a misstep by White off the bottom of the second turn nearly cost here the race. Able to recover, Harli wheeled the Life of Hope Ministries No. 17w back to the lead through traffic on Lap 7.
"Once I got back around Derek for the lead, I was trying to be as aggressive as I could without messing up again, I knew he was going to be there, and in fact was there several times, but Johnny had the car where I could rotate off the bottom where everyone else was stuck through the middle so that made it where I could drive back under him."
Making the drive to Creek County Speedway on Sunday, White extended her streak of podium finishes to three with a runner-up finish to Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
"Sunday, we were a little loose at the end, but not enough that I had to throw the car. After the last restart, we stayed a lot closer to Sam than we had, but I don't think we had anything for him. Nevertheless, it was still a great way to end the weekend and keep our momentum going."
Coming up, the Champion Brands No. 17 will be at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. on Friday, July 17, with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network before getting more laps at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 18.
The 2020 season marks the 13th year of racing for Harli White. Racing full time with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Harli will also mix in several events throughout the country when not on the road. For continued updates and news on Harli White, log onto http://www.harliwhiteracing.net.
2020 Season to Date:
Events: 21; Wins -1; Top 5 - 6; Top 10 - 10;
July 17 - U.S. 36 Raceway (Osborn, Mo.) w/Lucas Oil ASCS
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