Another race weekend is in the books! August 13th, we practiced/qualified at Bark River, Michigan in preparation for rounds 9 and 10.
Saturday, August 14th, John was on fire in both races, with very different outcomes. In the Pro-Stock SXS John started 4th, and by the first corner he was in 1st. He stayed in first place thru the competition caution. Fighting off heavy competition for most of the race, he fell back to 2nd and then to 3rd after the white flag. Ended with a 3rd place PODUIM finish.
In the ProLite, he led in first place thru the competition caution. Shortly after, John received contact from 2nd place and blew a tire. John took it well and said in racing contact, “no harm and no foul”. John was grateful to his team that gave him 2 awesome vehicles in round 9.
Sunday, August 15th, John started 6th in Pro-Stock SXS. During the first lap, he was having trouble with his steering. John shut off the SXS after turn 2 to reboot the electronics. The power steering never came back, and John had to eventually pull off.
In the ProLite, John started 6th and fell back to 10th. John battled his way up to 4th place. After the competition caution, he gave the crowd excitement trying to gain that 3rd PODUIM spot. He battled for 3rd on the 3 last corners to the finish line with a photo finish but ultimately ended the day with 4th.
Up next the John Holtger Racing team heads back to Crandon for rounds 11 and 12 on September 3rd and 4th. Thank you all for your support. Hope to see you there!