The John Holtger Racing Team made their appearance locally at the new Dirt City Motorplex track in Lena, WI! This was for rounds 2 & 3 of the SXS Sports LLC 2019 Chasing the Triple Spring National Race.
The schedule had this weekend setup to race on both Saturday and Sunday, but unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate! SXS Sports LLC had to revise the schedule and move all of Sunday’s races onto the Saturday schedule.
Over 25 drivers were registered to participate in the Sportsman’s class for Saturday’s (2) races. Friday night rained hard, so the track was left in very muddy conditions for Saturday! This made the driving a bit challenging. John had a great morning, and ended up qualifying 2nd! By the time the 1st race started, it had begun to mist and made the elements even more difficult for the drivers and the track staff. John started strong and battled with the drivers in 1st and 3rd position. Midway through race John moved into 1st and held that spot for a while. Then he moved back into 2nd and ended the race with a strong 2nd place podium finish!
The 2nd race of the day offered even more challenges as it started to rain and become foggy! John started out great and had hopes of taking another podium finish. Unfortunately, midway through the race he ran out of helmet tear off’s, and ended up having to race with the shield up! This made it difficult to see with all the mud flying in! As a result, he wasn’t able to get on the box but still finished 7th!
Overall this was a very successful weekend, and puts John leading in points in the Sportsman class for the SXS Sports LLC Chasing the Triple Series! The 3rd race of this series in October 5th in Midlothian, TX!