The John Holtger Racing Team made their 1st appearance at Charlotte Motor Speedway to compete in back to back races on Jan 19th and 20th in the INEX Cook Out Winter Heat racing series!
John and his team had a few challenges to over come going into the weekend as John raced in a new car he had never seen before, and raced on a track he had never been on before! His car was fitted with the new Yamaha FZ09 motor package with a 6-speed transmission.
8 drivers competed in the Young Lions class over both days. The weather gave a bit of a curve ball on Saturday with showers throughout the day. John started the race in 7th and on a wet track was able to work himself up to 2nd! He held on to 2nd until two laps to go when he spun out in turn 1, allowing the lead pack to get by him. John got restarted and ended up finishing in 6th place.
The weather was more cooperative on Sunday, and all races continued as scheduled. John qualified 5th and they inverted 6, so he started the race in the front row in P2! While John raced a hard race, the more experienced drivers showed their skills and John was shuffled back to 5th place, where he finished the race.
The weekend had a lot to offer and proved to be a great success all the way around! John will be heading back to Las Vegas this coming weekend for the 3rd round of the U.S. Legend Cars West 2018-2019 Silver State Road Course series. Stay tuned as John battles to regain the top spot in points in the Young Lions class!