Kentucky II: Alli Owens race report

OWENS CHARGES TO 15th PLACE FINISH IN KENTUCKY Sparta, Ky. (July 20, 2008) - Alli Owens scored a 15th place finish in the action packed ARCA RE/MAX Series Kentucky 150 at Kentucky Speedway. The 19-year-old Daytona Beach, Fla. native started 14th...

OWENS CHARGES TO 15th PLACE FINISH IN KENTUCKY

Sparta, Ky. (July 20, 2008) - Alli Owens scored a 15th place finish in the action packed ARCA RE/MAX Series Kentucky 150 at Kentucky Speedway. The 19-year-old Daytona Beach, Fla. native started 14th in the 150-mile race and in the end, matched her career best finish. In May, she finished 15th at Rockingham Speedway.

"It was a great day for the entire ElectrifyingCareers.com team," said Owens. "We made good adjustments to the car, gained positions in the pits and fought super hard on track. It's what we strive for in every race."

The race was marred by 10 cautions yet Owens managed to deliver the car to the checkered flag without a scratch on it. Despite missing all the accidents, her race was not without incident. On the start, another competitor was slow to accelerate forcing Owens to lose more than 15 positions.

"It was a crazy out there," said Owens. "Someone missed a shift or something on the start and it put me in the back. We had such a strong car and I knew that if I was patient I'd be able to gain those spots back."

Fight back she did. Throughout the 104 lap race, Owens was locked in several intense battles but never once showed signs on letting up.

"We had a lot of ground to make up and we dug hard," explained Owens. "I passed a lot of cars. It was awesome. I'm happy that we had a good race but I'm not fully satisfied. I know we had a top 10 car, if not better."

The next race for Owens and the ElectrifyingCareers.com team is on August 9 at Nashville Superspeedway.

-credit: aoPR

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