Jessup Makes Second Big Mopar Race at Eldora Marc Jessup was able to make the feature during the highest paying non-wing sprint car race in the world for the second year in a row. Jessup made the 26 car field out of the 68 cars on hand in his ...
Jessup Makes Second Big Mopar Race at Eldora
Marc Jessup was able to make the feature during the highest paying non-wing sprint car race in the world for the second year in a row. Jessup made the 26 car field out of the 68 cars on hand in his Jessup Racing machine sponsored by Bill Davis Racing on Hoosier tires.
Jessup timed in 30th fastest, which put him on the front row of the sixth heat race. The winner of that heat race would start on the pole position for the feature event. Jessup initially raced into the lead, but a caution flag nullified the start. Jessup settled into third and final transfer position to the main event. Jessup was able to hold on and make it into the feature event.
"I really did not want to see that start come back", said Jessup. "I dropped back on the second start and really could not move up after that".
During the feature, Jessup was moving up through the field when he was caught up in a crash involving Todd Kane and several other cars. The Jessup Racing team was able to make repairs and return to the event, but mechanical problems from the accident forced him to retire before the finish.
"I wasn't worth tearing up the car because we were not going to move up at all", said Marc after the race. "There are a lot of dirt races left this year and we want to move up in the USAC Valvoline National Sprint Car point standings".
This weekend Jessup will be racing his Beast pavement car at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania and Saturday at the Salem Speedway in Salem, Indiana. Lake Erie will be a new venue for Jessup, but Salem is one of his favorites.
"I like the big, fast half miles. Eldora almost seems flat after being on the high banks at Salem".