By Bill Foley
Tim Sears Jr. and his team have had plenty of success at Fulton and Brewerton, but since taking to the Super DIRTcar Series Tour they have been so close only to get snake bitten toward the end.
However, that all came to an end on Sunday night at the Weedsport Speedway.
He just missed the draw by finishing fourth in the second heat, but guaranteed himself the 15th position on the starting grid.
Tim knew it was going to be an uphill battle, but the quest began and by the 25th lap he had picked up just three spots.
When “50” was on the board there he was up to 11th.
At “75” he had fought to seventh. And that is where he finished.
Picking up eight spots wasn’t an easy task in the 100 lapper.
When the race was over, Tim told Dirt Track Digest, “That’s not a bad night. I mean we were really struggling here last weekend, but we definitely made some really good changes. We worked hard all night on this thing”.
He continued ” Last week we just learned. We made changes and learned from them. I guess we learned what not to do. Tonight we started off pretty basic and we made a lot of changes for the feature. We went the other way from last week and it was better.”
Looking at any strategy entering the main event, Tim said, “I just wanted to try to go forward. We were definitely really good. I thought we could roll through the black and that’s the best we’ve been in the black here in a long time. It was definitely nice to be able to have a car you could actually race with people.”
Sears Jr is anxious to keep things going, saying, “Maybe there’s hope that we have turned it around. I mean, we’re pretty good at it. So hopefully we can carry that into tomorrow because the Valley is definitely a different animal.”