With no racing scheduled for Friday Chad and fellow non-wing racers Casey Shuman, and Lee Dakus were able to take a small road trip to Knoxville, Iowa to spectate the Historic Knoxville Nationals. This was Chad's second time attending the historic race, but his first trip he a crew member and this time he was able to enjoy and just be a Fan!
He returned to Indiana Saturday morning to compete in the $3,000 to WIN MSCS event at Lincoln Park Speedway. Passing Points from Heat Races are accumulated and then tallied to up. Once tallied if the driver is within the top 6 in pts they redraw for their starting positions in the AMain.
Chad charged to a Heat Race Win from an eighth place starting position to earn him the most passing points overall out of 44 cars. Redraw put him starting 5th in the AMain.
Chad raced into the second position following leader Brady Short by lap 10. He had a good race car but struggled to get the momentum to catch Short. Chad commented that the motor still wasn't quite up to par all night and they fought not having the horsepower with the race going straight through with no cautions. Resulting in a 3rd place finish as Robert Ballou passed by him with 2 togo.
"Had a super strong race car early and would have one til the end but motor just wasn't running right. Really believe we could have had a chance at my first MSCS win." - Chad's reflection of the night.