Photos by: SprintFun (Dan McFarland)
Bowling Green, OH (April 14, 2018) – Travis Philo and the Philo Motorsports team kicked off their 2018 season this past Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, OH. There was a very strong field for the Friday night season opener, with (44) cars signed in for competition.
The Interior Supply & Tire-Slick backed 5T was in the 4th of 5 heat race groups for qualifying and not only qualified quicktime in the group, but was the fastest qualifier of all the (44) cars entered with a time of 12.502 seconds around the 1/3 mile oval. This lap time was over a tenth and a half quicker than the next fastest car.
With Attica’s inversion format this would line the Banshee Graphics & Control Design Solutions sponsored No. 5T on the outside of row 2 for heat race #4. Travis would fall back to 5th on the initial start, but would fight back to finish 3rd in the (8) lap heat race. This would earn the team the final transfer spot to the feature event & made the team eligible for a spot in the (12) car redraw, which would line up the starting positions for the A-main.
A redraw of 6 would line the Maxim chassis / Kistler Engines powered 5T on the outside of row 3 for the 30 lap A-main event. On the opening green flag Philo got a great start and was into the 3rd position within the first few laps. Philo would remain in 3rd for nearly half the race, but started to fade in the final 10 laps and would cross the line in the 6th position. “I waited too long to get the wing back & had the car hanging coming off of 4 and I ended up chunking the RR tire. I definitely made a mistake and feel bad I let our team down, we’ll regroup and be back next weekend,” Philo said.
The Philo Motorsports team would conclude their weekend after Attica due to forecasted rain and cold temperatures that caused Fremont Speedway to cancel their Saturday night program. Stay tuned for further updates this week on the team’s plans for the upcoming weekend.
Philo Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners for all of their support: Control Design Solutions, Interior Supply, Banshee Graphics, Tire-Slick, Classic Ink USA, Bohmer Rentals, Kistler Engines, Kistler Racing Products, PAC Racing Springs, Advanced Industrial Services, SprintFun Photos, Slade Shock Technology, & Smith Titanium.
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