By MANDEE PAUCH RELATIONS
The ‘Batman’ Peter Britten started his weekend off strong on Friday night by picking up his third top-five finish at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, N.Y.
“We were decent early on, it was just one of those races where it didn’t work out for you,” Britten said.
Britten started seventh in his heat race and finished where he started – in seventh.
Britten missed the handicapping in his heat race, which placed him on the outside of the tenth row for the main event.
“We made some slight progress at the start but towards the end of the feature we came on really strong,” he said.
Despite a rough start to the night, Britten was happy with his performance.
“It was one of those races you didn’t want to end,” he said. “The longer we went, the more people we were passing. From where we started we’ll take that result. Hopefully we can build some consistency up there. We’re still up there in the points so hopefully we can give a good challenge for the track championship.”
Britten capped off the night with a fifth-place finish.
Sunday evening saw Britten at Five Mile Point Speedway with the Super DIRTcar Series.
Britten timed second fastest in his group time trials, placing him second in his heat race.
“We ran second in the heat race and the car felt pretty decent,” Britten mentioned. “I didn’t feel like I had enough to challenge Larry (Wight) in the heat race but the car felt decent enough.”
Britten made some changes for the feature but afterwards felt unsure of his choices.
“I either didn’t make enough changes or made too many, I’m not sure,” he said. “We weren’t really any good.”
Britten started on the inside of the fourth row for the 67-lap main event.
“When you’re out there and you don’t quite have enough for the other guys, you slowly start to fall back.”
Britten went out with a soft tire, which seemed to be an issue for most drivers.
“I was running around fifteenth when I came in to change the tire,” he said. “At that point it was kind of a lost cause. Everyone was wrecking and popping tires. I still tried but I was just hoping we’d survive without getting in a crash or having any issues.”
Britten rallied a 15th-place finish in the 67-lap main event.
Next up for Britten will be Albany-Saratoga’s makeup race on Wednesday then back to Albany-Saratoga on Friday, tentatively Weedsport Speedway on Sunday and then Outlaw Speedway on Tuesday for the next Super DIRTcar Series race.
PETER BRITTEN RACING QUICK RESULTS –
June 9 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway; Heat: 7 (7); Feature: 5 (20)
June 11 – Five Mile Point Speedway; Heat: 2 (2); Feature: 15 (7)
PETER BRITTEN RACING SEASON STATS –
14 races – 6 top 5’s, 9 top 10’s
UP NEXT –
Wednesday, June 14 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway
Friday, June 16 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway
Sunday, June 18 – Weedsport Speedway (TBD)
Tuesday, June 20 – Outlaw 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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