May 5, 2018 - A last minute round up to the Bullring at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, wheeling the family owned #22 AXALTA, FINISHMASTERS, WILSON MOTORSPORTS hot rod, Buddy qualifying P5, and finishing P4 in the SRL-SPEARS Southwest Tour Series 150 lapper, and taking over the series points lead!
Thanks to Nick Siversind/Wilson's Industrial Pump/Wilsons Motorsports for loaning the team his amazing truck to make the tow over to Las Vegas in first class fashion, Scott Frenchimone for crew chiefing at a moments notice, Buddy's mom & dad, The Reif Family and Aaron, Mike Keen, and the Campbell's Motorsports crew for having our backs. Dallas Montes and Katie for their Twitter contest and Twitter updates.
It was a scorcher at The Bullring all weekend, with only four crew members, including Buddy, wrenching on the car for the majority of weekend, with the heat trying to take a toll on the small team based out of Bakersfield, California. Buddy and his team dug all weekend, reaping the rewards of a hard fought 150 laps to finish P4 and taking over the series points lead!
Buddy heading out fourteenth to qualify, behind thirteen of the twenty-seven heavy hitters, posting a P5 qualifying effort. Maintaining his P5 qualifying effort, the top eight then drew for their starting positions, with Buddy drawing P8 for the start of the race.
Making his way through traffic, Buddy drove to as high as third place! After yellows, restarting on the outside line (less preferred), shuffling back to tenth, charging back into P4 when the checkered flag flew on lap 150. A stellar run for the soon to be Centennial High School graduate and his team.
Buddy's Sponsors: AXALTA, FINISHMASTERS, WILSON INDUSTRIAL PUMP/WILSON MOTORSPORTS, Advanced Distribution, Dragster Joe Custom DieCast, Crystal Pools, H&S Body Works and Towing, Schaeffer's Racing Oil.
"THANK YOU" VDL FUEL SYSTEMS!
Next race: May 12, 2018 @ Kern County Raceway Park - wheeling #22 late model for H&M Motorsports - Twin 35 main events.