ROCK RAPIDS, IA (August 22, 2017) – Last weekend Lee Grosz and the Beds By Design team returned to action with the MSTS 360s at Rapids Speedway. Hopes were high entering Friday night’s program as Lee looked to continue his streak of top fives at the three-eighths mile dirt oval. In his two previous visits to Rapids Speedway this season, Lee has scored a third and fourth place finish, including two heat wins.
“I started fourth in the heat race and got to second right away on the start,” said Lee. “[Gregg] Bakker got into the lead right away, he started outside front row. He was the faster car in the heat race. He got out to clean air and I tried to moved around to see if I could catch him, but couldn’t gain anything. We ended up second. The car was ok, it just needed to be a little better for the feature.”

The crew went to work and made a few adjustments on the Kyle Johnson Trucking / Wesmar Racing Engine entry before the night’s main event.

“We tried a few new things with the setup and it went pretty well I thought,” continued Lee. “We started third in the feature, got to second, and I was working on Jody [Rosenboom] for the lead. Then Bakker ended up sneaking underneath us. He was running the bottom in three and four, while Jody and I were running the top pretty much the whole way around. Once he got by me, I went down to try to run Bakker’s line, but I couldn’t get it to work.”

The yellow flew around the midway point of the feature. Under caution, Rosenboom suffered a flat tire, which sent him to the work area and put Lee back into second.

“On the restart I figured I would try the top again because I knew Bakker would stay on the bottom,” Lee said. “We came out with a second place run, which wasn’t too bad. All in all it was a good night.”

Lee will follow the MSTS tour to Jackson Motorplex on Friday and Park Jefferson Speedway on Saturday. In his five races at Jackson Motorplex his season, Lee has yet to finish outside of the podium. His two best finishes came on June 9th, where he scored a second place finish and his most recent visit on July 7th, where to visited victory lane.

In three appearances at Park Jefferson in 2017, Lee has two third place finishes, as well as a seventh place effort.

Upcoming Events:
August 25th: Jackson Motorplex – MSTS 360s
August 26th: Park Jefferson Speedway – MSTS 360s

2017 Stats:
Races: 21
Wins: 2
Top Fives: 12
Top Tens: 16
Heat Wins: 5

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