MARTINSVILLE, VA (June 20) -- Virginia native Trey Jarrell capped a doubleheader weekend with a 4th place finish at historic Hickory Speedway on Saturday night in the “Over the Hill 150” Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model race. But the strong showing was not enough to mask the disappointment felt by the 19 year old driver who had moved into 2nd place and was stalking the leader late in the race when contact was made with a lapped car damaging the handling of Jarrell’s Kaytech Inc. Ford.
“I am super proud of my team, Mark Reedy Racing, and am very grateful for the support of Clete Caywood, owner of Kaytech Inc. I couldn’t do this without them. But I feel like we had the car to win at Hickory. We had moved into 2nd and I was saving my tires to make a run at the leader when I came upon a lapped car. As I moved under him in turn 4, he turned down on me and our wheels touched. For a split second, we were both headed to the wall but I managed to save the car. Unfortunately, the touching of the tires knocked the toe out of the steering. From there on, I had to work hard just to finish the race. Under the circumstances, I’m thankful for the 4th place finish,” exclaimed Jarrell.
“As much as I wanted to win, I wanted this win for my team and for Kaytech Inc. even more. But that’s racing. Racing circumstances happen. Right now, I feel that every race we show up knowing that we have a solid chance to win. We’ve been working so hard to make it happen. With the results like we’ve been have blessed to have, the wins will come,” said Jarrell.
Earlier in the weekend, Jarrell raced in the “Electric City Twin 125’s” at Anderson Motor Speedway in upstate South Carolina. In that feature, Jarrell raced his backup car, the #21 Kaytech Inc. Pontiac. Starting the feature in 10th, Trey finished the race in 12th.
“The #21 car is the backup that we had previously race at Concord finishing 7th. Based on the Concord results, we felt that the car would have the right setup for Anderson. The car was definitely turning well but the brakes began to fade very early in the race. Even still, I’m pleased with the result. We wanted to save the #12 car for Hickory and I believe based on the results that it was the correct call,” stated Jarrell.
Jarrell will next pilot the Kaytech Inc. Ford when the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) returns to South Boston Speedway on August 13. Six races into his 2016 campaign, Trey has now posted 4 top-ten finishes and now a top-5.