PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing aboard Paul Hazen’s No. 57 machine for three events over the Memorial Day Weekend, Chad Boespflug had a couple of night’s he would like to forget, but the Plainfield, IN resident closed it off with a fourth place finish at the Kokomo Speedway.
“We had a couple of nights where some things did not go our way, but that is racing, and it was nice to continue to run well against some stiff competition at the Kokomo Speedway.”
Sunday night saw Boespflug time in second fastest in group qualifying aboard Hazen’s Medical Consultants No. 57 machine, putting him on the front row of his heat race.
Powering his way to the heat race win, the Hanford, CA native lined up on the front row of the star-studded feature event. As the race got underway, Boespflug fell to the second spot, as he hung up front with some of the best in the state of Indiana.
With the leaders getting into heavy traffic early, mixed in with yellow flags, it was a very demanding race.
Falling back as far as the fifth spot, Boespflug was able to get around Jerry Coons, Jr late to get back into the fourth spot where he would go on to finish.
“We had a really good car, and it was a blast racing with those guys,” he said. “We were in thick traffic all night so you had to drive cautious, and a couple of times that got me.”
Saturday night at the Josh Burton Memorial at the Lincoln Park Speedway, Boespflug started his night off by charging from ninth to third in his heat race, putting him second overall in passing points.
Finding him self in the second row for the feature event, Boespflug got up over the cushion on the start of the race, and lost several spots as he found himself running in the 10th spot.
Looking to work his way back to the front, Boespflug struggled to find the traction he needed, as he fought his racecar, and wound up finishing back in the 20th spot.
‘We started out our night pretty good, but in the feature I made a mistake, and then we missed it a little and really struggled.”
Friday night at Gas City, Boespflug finished third in heat race action, putting him safely in the feature event, where he would line up in the fifth row.
The feature event started out very well for ‘The Hanford Hornet’ as he had his Paul Hazen tuned machine working well, as he raced his way into the top-five, until his machine slowed with suspension issues.
“It was unfortunate to have shock bolt break on us,” he explained. “We had a really strong car too, and I have to thank everyone for their hard work all weekend long. It was a trying one but we certainly showed we have some speed.”
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-19, Wins-1, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-9