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Hagar Produces Sixth-Place Outing at Crowleys Ridge Raceway
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Inside Line Promotions – PARAGOULD, Ark. (June 14, 2022) – Derek Hagar posted a sixth-place result last Friday at Crowleys Ridge Raceway, marking only the fourth race this season that he didn’t finish in the top five.
“We were fighting some issues with the updates to our new ASCS motor,” he said. “We have some tuning to do on it and are still trying to figure out some stuff on it. That put us behind the eight ball.”
Hagar advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race to line up 10th in the ASCS Mid-South Region main event.
“We didn’t get enough points in the heat race to make the feature redraw,” he said. “Starting 10th in the feature, there was a lot of dirty air. I was trying to make the top work and fell back quite a bit. I think I was 14th or 15th. I started moving around and we made our way up to sixth. On restarts I was able to rip the top to get by cars. As the race went on the top wasn’t as fast as the bottom. You had to make quick work on restarts and hurry up to get back to the bottom.
“You always want to do more, but it didn’t work out for us. Sixth place is still a pretty good finish. We know we’re capable of doing better. We just had a little gremlin with the motor. Once we get it figured out we’ve got a good piece.”
Hagar owns a 106-point lead in the ASCS Mid-South Region championship standings.
He plans on joining the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this Friday at Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Ark., where the event is also sanctioned with the ASCS Mid-South Region, before competing in the Greg Hodnett Memorial on Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.
“We haven’t been to Texarkana 67 Speedway so we’re looking forward to racing with the ASCS National Tour there,” Hagar said. “And the Greg Hodnett Memorial is a race we really want to win. We’ve been fortunate to win some of the biggest events in West Memphis and it’d mean a lot to add the Greg Hodnett Memorial to that list.”
QUICK RESULTS –
June 10 – Crowleys Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark. – Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 6 (10).
SEASON STATS –
13 races, 6 wins, 9 top fives, 11 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 12 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday at Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and ASCS Mid-South Region and Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Greg Hodnett Memorial
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“They’ve been in the family since J&J Auto Racing started building cars,” Hagar said. “My stepdad’s dad owned race cars back in the Riverside days. They are good, safe, dependable race cars and great people to deal with.”
Hagar would like to thank Pafford Medical Services, KO Motorsports, J&J Auto Racing, B & D Towing and Recovery, FK Rod Ends, Dynotech Performance, A.M.P., Fragola Performance Systems, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Jeff’s Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline, Ti64 and Builtwiser Wings for their continued support.
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