By MANDEE PAUCH RELATIONS
The HBR team kicked off the 2017 season in the northeast this past Saturday at Fulton Speedway for the Super DIRTcar Series High Bank Holdup.
Jimmy Phelps started they day off strong in his heat race. “We were consistently decent all night,” mentioned Phelps. “We had a really tough heat and qualified well. We were able to put ourselves up against some really good cars. We were pretty competitive.”
Phelps finished third in his heat race, putting him in the redraw for the 100-lap main event.
After a pre-race redraw, Phelps rolled off fourth for the feature.
“In the feature we were just far enough off from first and second but I thought all in all we had a real good, consistent night. I feel that we have something good to work with.
Phelps took the momentum of a podium finish to Billy Decker and Matt Sheppard in the High Bank Holdup at Fulton Speedway for the first Super DIRTcar Series point’s race of the season.
Max McLaughlin lined up seventh in his heat race. “We were coming through the field in the heat and was up to fourth when we started to have engine troubles,” McLaughlin said.
After having motor problems in the heat race, McLaughlin and the crew pulled out their back up car. McLaughlin mentioned the car had yet to hit a racetrack before Saturday night.
McLaughlin struggled to come through in the consi with the backup car and was forced to take a provisional after missing the transfer.
“We had a good car,” McLaughlin said. “It was just tough to pass due to the track being rubber down and only having one caution. We started 28th and were able to drive through and finish 16th. We caught a tough break but I’m hoping for better luck at Bridgeport for the next Series race.”
The HBR team’s next race will be at Brewerton Speedway on Friday, May 5th for their season opener and Fulton Speedway on Saturday, May 6th.
HBR QUICK RESULTS
April 29 – Futon Speedway; Heat: 3 (3); Feature: 3 (4)
April 29 – Fulton Speedway; Heat: 11 (7); Consi: 6 (9); Feature: 16 (28)
HBR SEASON STATS –
3 races – 1 top fives, 3 top 10’s
3 races – 2 top fives, 2 top 10’s
UP NEXT –
Friday, May 5th – Brewerton Speedway
Saturday, May 6th – Fulton Speedway
MEDIA LINKS –
The HBR team has apparel available for sale at their racecar trailer during events they compete in this season.
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHTS –
JIMMY PHELPS’ SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – J&B Installations
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“J&B has been with me for about fifteen years,” Phelps said. “They’ve been with me to support my career right from the early days. I can’t thank them enough especially staying with me after transitioning to a different team. They’re a big part of my racing career.”
Phelps would also like to thank J&B Installations, Mohawk Northeast, JRI Shocks, Teo Pro Car, Strange Oval, Winters Performance, Bob Bruneau, Simpson Race Products, VP Fuels, Fragola Performance Systems, Jones Racing Products, Wildwood, FK Rod Ends, Cobra Motorhomes, Bert Transmissions, Eibach, Industrial, Tire of CNY, Driven Racing Oil and Arts Radiator for their continued support.
MAX MCLAUGHLIN’S SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – JRi Shocks
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“Their shocks are the best,” noted McLaughlin. “Without their shock package we wouldn’t have been able to come from deep in the field on Saturday. They’re great to work with and have a great product.”
McLaughlin would also like to thank Textron Off Road, Mohawk Northeast Inc., Simpson Race Products, Wienerschnitzel, Just Let Me Do It Commercial Services, Eibach Springs, Max Papis Inc., HBR, Bob Bruneau, Nitro Manufacturing, Maxima Racing Oils, Winters Performance Products, Hoosier, Cobra, TEO Pro Car, Pro Bar, Strange Oval, JRI Shocks, Absolute Audio, Fragola Performance Systems, Wilwood, Lincoln Electric, VP Racing Fuel, Jones Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Bert Transmission, ASI Racewear, Swindell Speed Lab, Walker Performance Filtration Systems, HD Designs, Torie Costa Foundation and Butler Built Seats for their continued support.
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