By MANDEE PAUCH RELATIONS
Peter Britten is noticeably progressing in his Friday night ride at Albany-Saratoga Speedway.
Britten opened the weekend on Friday with a sixth place finish in his heat race from his ninth starting position, locking him into the handicapping for the main event.
Britten started the feature on the inside of the eighth row.
“There were a couple of cautions and incidents that I had to escape from,” he said. “I slowly picked my way up to third. I actually had a really good car.”
Britten noted Friday night was the best the No.97 has run yet. “Maybe if we had more time we may have been able to challenge for the lead but we were able to run the car either at the bottom of the track or up top on the cushion,” mentioned Britten. “We could go anywhere I wanted to go to pass cars. That’s what you always look for. Hopefully we can get that win sometime soon.”
Britten closed the night with a third place result, which is his best finish at Albany-Saratoga this year.
The weekend concluded on Saturday at Sharon Speedway for Britten.
Britten finished fourth from his seventh place starting spot in the heat race.
“They don’t do normal handicapping like most tracks do,” Britten noted. “The winner of the first heat race draws an inversion pill to line us up for the feature. The guy who won the first heat drew four so that placed me out of the invert.”
Britten rolled off in seventh for the main event.
“I started seventh and had gotten up to fifth but fell back to sixth,” he said. “We had a few issues. I wasn’t as happy with the car as what I would have liked to of been set-up wise. We have a couple of issues we need to work through. I would have liked to of performed a little better but now we just need to work on improving from here on out.”
Britten crossed the finish line in sixth; giving him two top ten finishes for the weekend.
Britten will return to action this Friday, May 26 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway and Saturday, May 27 at Sharon Speedway.
PETER BRITTEN RACING QUICK RESULTS –
May 19 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway; Heat: 6 (9); Feature: 3 (15)
May 20 – Sharon Speedway; Heat: 4 (7); Feature: 6 (7)
PETER BRITTEN RACING SEASON STATS –
8 races – 3 top 5’s, 5 top 10’s
UP NEXT –
Friday, May 26 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway
Saturday, May 27 – Sharon Speedway
MEDIA LINKS –
All Peter Britten Racing apparel will be available for sale at their racecar trailer during events they compete in.
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