By Curtis Berleue | For the fourth time this season, Davie Franek made the most of a first visit to a track, this time parking it in victory lane at Mohawk International Raceway with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints in his first ever trip there.
Going out for time trials in group two at Mohawk, Franek would time fastest in his group, lining him up on the pole for heat two as there was an invert of 0 from time trial results. In the 10-lap affair, Franek jumped to the lead and never looked back picking up the win and landing him in the top-12 redraw.
The pilot of the #28F drew the 4th starting spot for the A-Main. On the opening lap of the event, Franek used the extreme top line on the track to pass Matt Tanner and Alex Vigneault, going from 4th to 1st and never looked back.
“It is awesome to come up here the first time at the track and win,” said Franek in victory lane. “I knew where I had to get where I got in the first 10 laps; I was just fortunate that Matt (Tanner) gave me enough room.”
Saturday night, Franek and crew made the relatively short drive east to Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY. Franek would time 3rd in group two during time trials. Lining up on the inside second row for heat two, he was able to move up one position and finish second, locking him in to the redraw. A draw of eight put Franek near the middle of the pack, and tough track conditions relegated the 28F to a seventh place finish.
To finish out the week, Davie Franek racing pulled out the 410 to compete with the Ollies Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions at Weedsport Speedway. Franek timed in 15th overall with a time of 15.347, but unfortunately due to motor issues had to scratch for the rest of the night.
This weekend, the 28F will compete again with the Empire Super Sprints at Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Friday. On Saturday, he will return to Selinsgrove Speedway to compete with the Patriot Sprint Tour in the $2,271 to win Joe Whitcomb Memorial.
Friday 6/7 – Mohwak International Raceway (Empire Super Sprints)
Heat Race: 1 (1); A-Main: 1 (4)
Saturday 6/8 – Airborne Park Speedway (Empire Super Sprints)
Heat Race: 2 (3); A-Main: 7 (8)
Sunday 6/9 – Weedsport Speedway (All Star Circuit of Champions)
Time Trials: 15 (15.347); Heat: DNS; A-Main: DNS
Races: 28, Starts: 25, Wins: 4, Top 3’s: 12, Top 5’s: 14, Top 10’s: 23
Davie Franek Racing would like to thank the following partners for their support in 2019: Dave Franek Auto Sales, Rapid Tire, Escape RV, NAPA Auto Parts of Sussex, Winters Performance Products, Teo Fabrication, ESJ Graphics, Atlantic Battery Systems Inc., Rider Racing Engines, LD Shocks, Davis Powdercoating, Maxim Racing Inc., Sander Engineering and CBP Media.
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