Starting from 4th position after the #66B car, driven by Cory Brockman, decided to forfeit his front-row position to start at the rear, Steve was able to take the top side and make passes through turns one and two. After taking the lead, it was no contest, as he finished well ahead of the sixteen car field.
“The way this car was running in practice and in the heat, I would not have been happy with second place tonight” Owings reported to Area Auto Racing News staff reporter Steve Barrick. “You can come from the back here” Owings remarked, but admitted “The car felt really good, but the end can’t come soon enough when you’re leading.” The previous race, on Friday April 6th, Steve started in 14th position in the field and moved up to finish at 5th place, with only 1 caution flag during the race. That feat won him a gift certificate to Mike’s Crab House in Hanover for passing the most cars. Watch the video of Steve’s post-race interview here:
Veteran driver Owings has been racing for over thirty years, and has a long history of racing at Trail-Way Speedway in all classes of competition. This was his fifth career 358 sprint win at Trail-Way. “The triple-chassis just likes it here for some reason,” he reported after the victory. Sprint car drivers rely on support from sponsors to make it through the year in a very expensive sport. While flips and crashes are exciting for the fans, they are costly for drivers.
We are proud of Steve for his dedication and talent!