Sandercock Wins in Late Model; Top-Three with SOSMonday - May - 2015
BELLEVILLE (May 18, 2015) – Charlie Sandercock won his third RUSH Pro Late Model weekly feature of 2015 and finished third with the Southern Ontario Sprints at Brighton Speedway on Saturday night.
Sandercock’s No.57 Racing Team only managed to complete a heat race Friday night at Can-Am Speedway before rain washed out the rest of the night.
Saturday was a different story for the Belleville, Ont. pilot. Sandercock won his heat and then started 10th in the RUSH Late Model feature at Brighton.
“I got boxed in a little bit there at the beginning. I believe we went back two or three spots before we went forward. We ended up getting a couple of openings and just kind of waited behind guys that were racing,” Sandercock explained following the race. “I knew right away that the car was working really well and it was going to be a positive finish.”
“I thought he was going to be really hard to catch. There was a lap 14 caution, and that really saved us.”
After Potts had trouble with lapped traffic just past the halfway point, Sandercock was able to size-up the pass for the lead. He used the top lane of a very fast racetrack to take over the top spot in turn four on lap 21.
“A track like that with two lanes is definitely a positive because there was lots of moisture and lots of grip out there,” Sandercock said.
Immediately following his win in the 30-lap RUSH Pro Late Model main event, Sandercock jumped in to the team’s 360 Sprint Car for the 25-lap feature. After a third-place heat finish, Sandercock redrew ninth.
The car was quick out of the gate and the No.57 passed Jamie Turner for fourth on lap 10. The deck was then reshuffled with five laps to go when race leader Glenn Styres was involved in a lap one accident.
“Next thing I know we’re sitting second right behind Mitch Brown. Then it was ‘let’s try and get up on the wheel, let’s try and do something here’. By that first corner, I knew I didn’t have anything for him.”
Sandercock then had to battled with 16 year-old Indiana native Parker Price-Miller for the runner-up spot.
“That was the first time I even heard his name. He sure is a wheelman. I could hear him coming over my own car,” Sandercock added. “He ran me clean. I ran my line at the bottom because I knew he was out there.”
The night ended with a solid third-place finish and exceeded expectations.
“I had the same set in my mind all night. We just wanted to finish. We wanted to keep all the wheels on it and all the wheels on the ground. I really just wanted to get it home in one piece,” Sandercock said.
The result was even more impressive considering the team hadn’t decided to race with the SOS until one-week prior. With the help of C. Smith Machining, the engine was rebuilt in a week and the car was race ready.
“It’s real nice to have a couple guys dedicated that just want to work on the sprint car and a couple of guys that just want to work on the late model. Together, our whole team, we all get along. We have a really good team to make Saturday night possible for me,” Sandercock said thankfully.
The No.57 Racing Team has a one-off weekend ahead, with a single stop at Brighton on Saturday, May 23.
Follow Charlie Sandercock’s Pro Late Model team all season long at www.charliesandercock.com and on social media by liking his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ CharlieSandercockRacing or by following @57Sandercock on Twitter.
Charlie Sandercock’s 2015 season is proudly supported by the following corporate sponsors: Bellevue Fabricating, Deerhaven Farm and Garden, Newnham Enterprise, Image Landscape Contracting, Excel Tower Service, Jeff Harrison Farms, Eibach Springs, MCR, Bullet Signs and Graphics, Victory Motorcycles, CCS Industrial Supply, C Smith Automotive Machine Shop and Image Factor.ca Motorsports Designs.
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