INNISFIL, Ontario — Robbie Sikes kept the solid runs coming at Sunset Speedway with a pair of top-10 finishes on Saturday night.
He would lay down a lap of 15.157 seconds, qualifying 12th for the first 35-lap feature. He would move up into 11th in the early stages, avoiding an incident ahead of him on Lap 10 to move up into ninth. Restarting inside the top-10, he would avoid another accident on the ensuing restart, though dropped back a spot to 10th through the middle portion of the feature.
Despite being challenged for the 10th spot in the closing stages of the feature, he managed to hold on to the position, crossing the finish line with his seventh top-10 of 2019.
Starting third in the second feature, he’d battle inside the top-five through the opening laps, running third as of the first caution at Lap 8. Restarting on the second row, he’d get stuck in a three-wide situation, with contact happening between him and his fellow competitors. It’d result in a cut tire, with Sikes slowing to a stop on the speedway in turn two on Lap 12.
Following the tire change, Sikes would restart from the tail of the field, avoiding an incident up front to run 11th as of the race’s fourth caution with 19 laps to go. Restarting just outside of the top-10, he’d quickly move his way into 10th on the restart, remaining there right until the checkered flag.
The result ultimately gives the team confidence heading into the last month of racing, as it marked their eighth top-10 of 2019.
With a 75-lap features on deck for Saturday, September 14 at Sunset Speedway, Sikes will hope to combine patience with speed, and be there when it counts at the checkered flag with a solid run.
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