Rickey Stenhouse Jr Speedweeks notes 2005-06-08

Stenhouse, Jr. has up and down start at Speedweeks. (5/08/2005 Tulsa, OK) The SBS racing team and young fast Phenom Ricky Stenhouse, Jr have had a hi low start to the ASCS Speedweeks. The current USCS Mid South Thunder points leader...

Stenhouse, Jr. has up and down start at Speedweeks.

(5/08/2005 Tulsa, OK) The SBS racing team and young fast Phenom Ricky Stenhouse, Jr have had a hi low start to the ASCS Speedweeks. The current USCS Mid South Thunder points leader joined Speedweeks at Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, OK without his dad Rick Sr. who was back in Memphis to be near his father as recovers from Bi-pass surgery. Ricky Jr and crewman Mike O'Sullivan to haul the car and do the set up. Utilizing the cell phone and calls to Rick Sr were ongoing through the evening.

Needless to say the youngster and Mike worked endlessly but would fail to make the "A" main for the first time this year and would settle for 5th place finish in the "B". Not disheartened Ricky and Mike engaged friend and fellow Competitor Zach Chappel for assistance in competing at Tulsa. This proved a wise move as the Fast Effects Removable Decals/Butler Professional Seating Systems/LoMax/DynoTech Engines/J&J Chassis finished 2nd in the heat race and would start 6th in the "A" main. Holding his line and adjusting to track conditions the young fast Phenom would gain 2 positions and finish 4th. Ricky's dad will rejoin the team at the Devil's bowl on Thursday. Ricky had two top ten finishes at the track earlier this year on his first visit.

"The car was too tight at Tri-State." commented Ricky. "I should have freed it up a bit more. I have to thank Zach (Chappel) for all his help at Tulsa. We went to his house and did some things to the car and they were also helpful at the track. The car felt great and we could run about any place but passing was difficult. It'd be great to get another win for my Grandpa this week and looking forward to dad coming back and joining us. I'd like to also say thank you to the fans that have supported us while my Grandpa is in the hospital, your kind e-mails and words at the track mean a lot, thank you."

-pwj-

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