PETERSEN MEDIA- It’s simple, really. Chad Boespflug is in a zone right now, and over the last week, the Plainfield, IN resident picked up two more feature event wins, pushing his season total to five, and charged from 11th to third at the ultra competitive Kokomo Speedway on Sunday night.
“The whole team is really clicking right now, and I am hoping we can keep this run going,” Boespflug said.
After picking up a win last Saturday night at the Lincoln Park Speedway, Boespflug and his Hazen Motorsports team headed to the Plymouth Speedway on Wednesday night.
Lining up second in his heat race, the Hanford, CA native took off when the green flag dropped and raced his way to the heat race, win putting the Physical Medical Consultants/Midwest Shades/K&N entry in the feature event.
By way of his bow and arrow skills, Boespflug earned the third starting spot for the 30-lap feature event, and quickly showed that he had a very strong racecar.
Getting into the second spot, Boespflug quickly began battling with race leader, Robert Ballou, as he was patient, and didn’t try to force his issued.
The last 10-laps saw the action heat up as Ballou and Boespflug began swapping the top spot, and with five to go, Boespflug was able to grab the lead, which he would not relinquish, en route to his fourth win of the 2014 season.
With Mother Nature finally allowing a Friday night race to take place at the I 69 Speedway in Gas City, IN, Boespflug kept his momentum going as he was the quick time qualifier of his heat race group.
Finishing third in his heat, ‘The Hanford Hornet’, found himself on the pole for the 25-lap main event, and he simply took advantage of the prime starting pot.
Jumping out to the early lead, Boespflug was strong as he turned in some great, fast laps.
Well in control late in the race, Boespflug suddenly felt some pressure from a familiar foe, and that being Robert Ballou.
With Ballou trying to reverse roles on Boespflug from Wednesday night, Boespflug held tough up front as he went on to pick up third win in-a-row, and fifth overall on the season.
Sunday night saw the team check into the Kokomo Speedway, and Boespflug again stopped the clock fastest in his qualifying group putting him in the second row of his heat race.
Starting in the sixth row of the star studded feature event, Boespflug continued to stay focused, and fast, as he worked around the Kokomo Speedway, quickly finding himself up front in a battle with Bryan Clauson and Jerry Coons, Jr for the top spot.
In a race that went non stop, Boespflug battled hard, but simply ran out of laps, and closed his weekend out with a third place finish.
“I really don’t know what to say about the last couple of weeks,” Boespflug said. “We have just been really good, and have had a car that is fast from the front or the back. I can’t thank everyone enough.”
Chad would like to thank Midwest Shades, ButlerBuilt, Creative Finishing, Bell Helmets, Hinchman, Wilwood, Shaw’s Vintage Stuff, Bud’s Auto Sales, Physical Medical Consultants, K&N, and Weld Wheels for their support.
2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-34, Wins-5, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-17