Grosz Looking to Carry Nationals Momentum into Jackson Motorplex
By Spieker Promotions
HARWOOD, N.D. (August 16, 2019) – Following a successful outing at the 360 Knoxville Nationals last weekend, Lee Grosz and the Jimco Enterprises team will return to action this weekend at Jackson Motorplex.
In four previous starts at Jackson Motorplex this season, Grosz has only one finish outside of the top five and one win to his credit. This weekend’s event is a Saturday night special at the fast, four-tenths mile oval, featuring the Midwest Power Series and MSTS 360 Sprints.
“I always enjoy racing there and the track is usually pretty racy,” said Grosz. “We always show up with some pretty good speed at Jackson. Hopefully, we can use it as another tune-up before we head to the Jackson Nationals here in a couple of weeks. I’m hoping we can pull off another win.”
After a strong qualifying night at the 29th annual MyPlace Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals, Grosz locked himself into Saturday night’s main event.
“We started things off by drawing a good pill and going out early in time trials on Thursday. We went second quick which was good. It got us a lot of points to start off,” he said.
The great qualifying effort buried Grosz in the back of a stacked heat race. He started and finished sixth, which put him into the B-Main. The driver of the No. 4J transferred through the B to earn a starting spot in Thursday’s preliminary main event. Grosz started 22nd on the grid and worked his way as high as 13th, but came home with an 18th place finish.
Grosz earned enough points to lock himself in the 20th starting spot for the championship A-main on Saturday. Unfortunately, mechanical issues kept Grosz from racing on Saturday. He was able to make one lap before having to take his Moyle-powered J&J back to the pits.
“Overall it was a good weekend. It was a bummer we had that issue with the magneto on Saturday. I felt like we had good speed on our qualifying night, but it just kind of went downhill from there. It was good to make the Saturday night A-main again. I think it had been 2014 since we were in the A-main.”