Lisa DeLeeuw ran up front throughout the entire Signs of Innovation Mini Stock feature at Sunset Speedway en route to a top-10 finish on Saturday night.
The DY Racing driver showed speed through qualifying, placing fourth in her first heat, followed by a third in her second qualifier.
Starting seventh for the 25-lap feature, she escaped the three incidents in the first three laps without any damage to put herself into the top-five. Restarting single-file per speedway discretion, she ran fourth through the early stages, before being passed by some of the faster cars to be bumped back to the ninth position. She then avoided an incident ahead of her, though, moving up to sixth by the fourth caution at Lap 9.
Restarting just outside the top-five, she battled side-by-side with Nic Montanari for sixth, losing the position, but then getting alongside Joe Dunlop for the same position a couple laps later. She was unable to clear him for the position before the caution flew once again, this time for an incident on the frontstretch. The decision was then made by race officials to throw the checkered flag on the event, despite having only 14 of 25 laps complete. She was credited with a seventh-place finish.
She will hope to continue improving this weekend on Saturday, July 29 in the 11th night of points competition.
DeLeeuw and DY Racing are proud to be supported by Partimer Sign, Skytec Rentals, Solex Steel, Safeway Towing, BDS Enterprises, Can-alignment, Scentsy Independent Consultant, Jays Signs and Graphics, P&A Plastics, Higher Ground Landscaping, and Cabral Racing Promotions.
By: Ashley McCubbin/AM Marketing – firstname.lastname@example.org