KNOXVILLE, IA (August 8, 2017) – Coming into the 27th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals, the Lee Grosz Racing team had high expectations of returning to Saturday night’s A-main. Unfortunately, Lee’s qualifying night was almost a mirror image of last year’s. A unfavorable pill draw put Lee almost dead last in the qualifying order.
Following the preliminary night on Thursday, the team’s focus immediately switched to Saturday’s championship night.
“On Saturday we figured we would try to run as hard as we can to try to figure some stuff out. We ended up changing some stuff around on the car, hoping to make it better. We made improvements in the D-main and won that. We made some more adjustments before the C-main and the car actually got even better. So there were definitely some positives to come out of the negative. We will have some confidence now for the next time we go back.”
Lee ended up finishing 12th in the C-main, just four spots out of a transfer spot. If it weren’t for a ragged start on lap one, Lee might have been able to work his way even further forward from his 16th starting position.
“I got up over the cushion and lost six or seven spots right away,” continued Lee. “I think we might have had a shot at transferring. But that was the first time I really felt confident running the bottom around Knoxville. To win races there, you have to be fast around the bottom and I think we really made some improvements in that area this weekend.”
August 18th: Rapids Speedway - MSTS 360s
August 19th: TBD
Top Fives: 11
Top Tens: 15
Heat Wins: 5