Plainfield, IN - Chad Boespflug and the Hoffman Auto Racing Mean Green Cleaner 69 Team traveled to northern Indiana for the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series debut at Plymouth Speedway Friday. A track Boespflug has competed at only twice in his career, but does have a win to his credit at the 3/8 mile track. A rough technical track was an obstacle that everyone had to overcome throughout the night.
The surface was tricky and the racing grooves were unpredictable, but that made is quite exciting for the fans to watch especially during ProSource Qualifying. Boespflug laid down a lap that would earn him the 2nd position, out qualifying 25 others. A strong qualifying effort that was just a few tenths off fast qualifier Chase Stockon. The traditional USAC inversion placed Boespflug outside the third row of heat race #2. Boespflug used the entire race track to his advantage to pick off as many cars as he could before a late race restart in the heat. The restart allowed Boespflug to seal the deal and take the heat race lead from veteran Dave Darland and score the heat race win. The feature inversion saw Boespflug starting 5th in the 30 lap AMain. Boespflug settled in to 2nd early and began to track down race leader Justin Grant who had stretched his lead to over a straightaway before Boespflug made his way into 2nd. Boespflug gained on Grant as he struggled to get through lap traffic as the racing surface saw three wide racing action throughout the nonstop feature. He used that to his advantage as he reeled him in. Boespflug showed Grant a nose with 5 laps remaining, but then he was held up by a lap car and was forced to leave the bottom where he had gained most of his speed in turn one and two. Grant was able to pull away and hard charging Tyler Courtney passed Boespflug with 2 laps to go. Finishing 3rd Boespflug added another podium finish and tightened the Amsoil USAC points. Boespflug and the HAR Team has yet to finish outside of the top 4 in Amsoil USAC competition.
"We had a bleeder issue that I think cost us a little, but still another strong night for us as a team. The hard work behind the scenes and the consistency at the track has us right where we need to be on the track to earning HAR another championship." -Chad Boespflug
Boespflug is now just one point behind Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car points leader Justin Grant. The series will be back in action Mother's Day Weekend for the Lets Race Two event at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH. Boespflug hopes to duplicate last years Lets Race Two appearance where he earned his first career Eldora Speedway Win when he returns to Amsoil USAC National competition May 12th & 13th.
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Friday 4/21 USAC at Plymouth Speedway - Plymouth, IN
27 Cars Qualified: 2nd Heat Race S: 6th F: Won - AMain S: 5th F: 3rd
Saturday 4/22 USAC at Montpelier Speedway - Montpelier, IN
Postponed Due to Wet Conditions