Plainfield, IN - The 6th Annual Kokomo Speedway Smackdown saw the HAR 69 in trouble multiple nights with no where to go and falling victim of circumstance. Boespflug then had to have to fight his way to a better finish after having to restart at the tail while running in the top 10 two different times. Thursday was the best night all around for Boespflug and the HAR Team finishing just outside of the top 5 in 6th. Another top 10 finish would come again in the Smackdown Finale. After getting caught up in a caution halfway through the 40 lap main event Boespflug found his groove though the middle of turns 1 & 2 and the bottom of turns 3 & 4. Settling in to what he found was the fastest groove for the HAR 69 he races his way from 19th back to 9th when the checkered flag flew.
"Man sometimes I feel like if we didn't have bad luck we wouldn't have any luck at all. It was definitely an up and down Kokomo Smackdown this year. We got caught up in someone elses mess the one night, had mechanical issues in the BMain another, but this Hoffman Auto Racing Mean Green Cleaner & Degreaser Team stuck with us and I made my 6th consecutive Smackdown AMain start Saturday and finished in the top 10, even after having to restart from the tail." - Chad Boespflug
Coming off an up and down four day race weekend at the Baddest Bullring in Indiana Chad Boespflug and the Hoffman Auto Racing Mean Green Cleaner and Degreaser Team hard at work in the Indianapolis based shop to prepare for what lies ahead. With just two days to wash, maintaince, and load the trailer before starting their 32 hour trek to Northern California to start USAC/CRA California Sprint Week. California Sprint Week is compiled of 6 races that stretch from wine country to dairy farms and cotton fields as far as you can see. CSW kicks off with the two day 10th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic at Calistoga Speedway in Napa Valley. The mini series will then travel south to Petaluma then back north to Chico before landing at the coast at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA. The final leg of the trip will see Boespflug making a return to his hometown of Hanford, CA to finish out the week of racing. Teams will travel from north to south over 700 miles in 6 days all chasing one thing, the California Sprint Week Title.
"I have been working hard to get this trip put together to take the Hoffman 69 to California Sprint Week and with some added financial support it's now able to happen. Being able to race CSW in a car that I have raced in all year I think is an advantage for sure. The past few years I have been able to race a few hit and miss shows during CSW for other owners and that was tough to adjust and be competitive racing guys that are in their primary cars. I am looking forward to all of the stops that CSW makes, but especially Hanford. Being able to race at "home" in front of so many people who have supported me through the start of my career and that continue to support my racing across the country is special. Most of those fans and family members of mine are not able to make it to Indiana or the midwest to watch me race., so I am excited to end the week there. I have to thank Abreu Vineyards, Fox Paving, HAR, Manvel Motorsports, Mean Green Cleaner and Degreaser, and Westin Diversified Services for making this trip possible. - Chad Boespflug
Special Thank You to California Sprint Week Supporting Partners: Abreu Vineyards, Fox Paving, Hoffman Auto Racing, Manvel Motorsports, Mean Green Cleaner & Degreaser, and Westin Diversified Services.
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Kokomo Smackdown VI Race Results:
August 23rd #GYATK Night Wednesday Finished 21st
August 24th Smackdown Thursday Finished 6th
August 25th Smackdown Friday Finished 16th
August 26th Smackdown VI Finale Finished 9th
USAC/CRA California Sprint Week Schedule of Events:
Sept 2 Calistoga Speedway - Calistoga, CA (SpeedShift TV LIVE)
Sept 3 Calistoga Speedway - Calistoga, CA (SpeedShift TV LIVE)
Sept 4 Petaluma Speedway - Petaluma, CA
Sept 7 Silver Dollar Speedway - Chico, CA
Sept 8 Ocean Speedway - Watsonville, CA
Sept 9 Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds - Hanford, CA