INNISFIL, Ontario — Despite all kinds of different things thrown their way on Saturday night, SKLD Motorsports was still able to leave Sunset Speedway with a top-10 finish.
Their problems began right from the beginning of the night, as Austyn Jennett ran into motor issues during practice. As a result, he would be forced to watch the action from the sidelines.
He got to watch his teammate Andrew Shilling pace the initial two laps of his first heat, before being passed by eventual heat winner Jacob Booth for a runner-up performance. He had hoped to carry the momentum into the second round of qualifying, though found himself unable to with electrical issues plaguing the No. 29 Acura.
The decision was then made for Shilling to jump behind the wheel of the No. 14 normally driven by Karlie Wilman for the feature. Starting deep in the field, Shilling wasted no time making his way forward, running sixth by the halfway mark. Through a series of a late-race restarts, he would challenge the top-five each time for position, however unable to complete the pass. As a result, he crossed the finish line in sixth.
SKLD Motorsports is proud to be supported by Wilman Haulage, Hamilton Contracting, Able Taxi, The Canoe, SMG Motorsports, Brent Harrison, and Short Track Musings.
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By: Ashley McCubbin/AM Marketing – firstname.lastname@example.org