LIMA — Josh Morton of R&J Motorsports of Piqua had a busy weekend doing a Friday and Saturday this past weekend.
On Friday he traveled to Limaland Motorsports to run with the UMP Modified Class finishing 3rd in his heat to secure a spot in the A main.
In the feature Morton would finish 16th with his KB Machine, Lillicrap Timber and Mulch, Nicks Plating, NAPA of Piqua, Larck Painting sponsored modified.
“We were good in the heat race but tightened the car up to much for the feature, but we’ll be back at it tomorrow, ” Morton said.
On Saturday night Morton traveled to Waynesfield Raceway Park to chase the $1,000 to win prize up for grabs.
Morton would qualify fifth of 24 cars signed in setting him on the pole of his heat race.
Morton would finish third in his heat and for the second night in a row to put his ride in the A main.
In the A main he would roll off seventh and at the end be in ninth.
“Tonight we gained and are getting close to finding the setup this car likes,” Morton said.
WAYNESFIELD — On Saturday night Becca Stiefel of Stif Racing traveled to Waynesfield Raceway Park to compete in the 1000cc mini Sprint class.
Stiefel would qualify seventh of 14 cars and set herself up to start fifth in her heat race.
In the heat, she would work her Dicks Paint and Body Shop, KB Machine and Tool, GK Electric, AMSOIL-Doug Mertz, Richard Donnelly, Aesthetic Finishers, Automotive Armature, Mark Knupp Muffler and Tire, J and T Photos sponsored sprint to a third-place finish and into the A main.
In the feature, Stiefel would roll off sixth and find herself having to change from a line down low that the minis usually run to running up high. She would work herself up to fifth before slipping back to sixth at the checkers.
“I qualified seventh which doesn’t sound bad but we let the track get away from us and we’re way off on setup for qualifying,” Stiefel said after the race. “In the heat, the car was much better after my crew made several changes. The track was very slick tonight and we watched the track and the only place there was moisture was up high so I decided I was going to give it a shot and the car was great up there.
“I got shuffled back on the start but knew I had time and worked my way up to fifth and was closing on the lead pack but I missed my mark off turn 2 with a few laps left and brought it home in sixth. We learned alot about the car tonight, some stuff we’d never tried so I’m happy with the progress tonight.”
Stiefel returns to Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday but will leave the wings behind as she competes with the USAC Thunder Midgets with hot laps slated for 6 p.m., followed by racing at 7.