The NAPA AUTO PARTS, Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR) No. 49 traveled to New York for two events over the weekend. Brad Sweet came into the weekend with no previous wins in the state of New York. Although he did not find victory lane this weekend, two consistent performances allowed him to extend his point lead with the World of Outlaws.
Friday night, the series was in attendance at Ransomville Speedway. Sweet found himself qualifying mid pack out of 26 cars, going fourth quick overall with a lap time of 14.124. The No. 49 team went second to first in heat race competition, transferring them into the Fast Pass Dash. The Grass Valley, Calif. native lined up second in the six lap dash, where he went on to win it. After 30-laps around Ransomville Speedway and running third for the majority of the race, Sweet and the NAPA AUTO PARTS team came home with a fourth place finish.
Saturday night, the World of Outlaws competed at Weedsport Speedway with 27 cars in attendance. The KKR No. 49 stopped the clock with a lap time of 13.780, qualifying them fifth overall in Slick Woody’s Qualifying. Sweet went second to first, yet again, in Drydene heat race action. The No. 49 lined up fifth in the Fast Pass Dash, where they went on to finish fourth. After 30-laps around Weedsport Speedway and benefiting from a late-race caution, Sweet and the NAPA AUTO PARTS, KKR No. 49 came home with a second place finish.
“We were able to capitalize on the late-race restart which is what we needed to do. We obviously want wins but overall a good weekend of consistency for our team heading into two big events.” Sweet said after Weedsport Speedway.
Looking ahead to next weekend, it’s the Ironman 55 at I55 Raceway in Pevely, MO. Sweet and the No. 49 have had success at I55 Raceway, picking up multiple wins. $20,000 is on the line for Saturday night’s finale.
Friday- Ransomville Speedway
Slick Woody’s Qualifying- 4th
Drydene Heat- 2nd/1st
Fast Pass Dash- 2nd/1st
Saturday- Weedsport Speedway
Slick Woody’s Qualifying- 5th
Drydene Heat- 2nd/1st
Fast Pass Dash- 5th/4th
Points Standings- 1st (7,070 points) +120
Friday, August 6th- I55 Raceway, Pevely, MO
Saturday, August 7th- I55 Raceway, Pevely, MO
Team Website- www.kaseykahneracing.com
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