Sprint Car Insider- VISALIA, Calif. (April 15, 2019) – Cash Lovenburg had an angel riding with him on his way to the Jr Sprint victory Friday night at Race 3 of Keller Auto Raceway Plaza Park’s Track Championship series.
Coming into the third race of the season at Plaza Cash already had a victory to his credit. It was actually his lone victory so far, although he could easily of had three victories to that point, things hadn’t panned out. But just before the race weekend began, tragedy struck.
Just the day before the race Cash and Ty Lovenburg lost their great grandfather Earl. The family didn’t even know if they wanted to race. The boys were really close to their great grandfather and their emotions were deeply affected. But they decided they wanted to go get the job done for him.
“Cash was bound and determined to get it done this weekend,” Brandon Lovenburg said. “With all the close race losses and then his great grandfather that he’s named after, Cash wasn’t going to lose this weekend, not with an angel riding with him.”
Cash ended up driving to a clean sweep of the weekend and it all started with qualifying. Cash put the 21 on top of the board early and it stayed there. Ty came home sixth quick on the night at Plaza.
Onto the heat race Cash let the field know early that he was going to be tough to beat. He cruised to the heat race win with the quickest lap of the race and his brother Ty followed with a solid top 5.
In the 20-lap main event Cash showed the way as he rolled off from the pole. He lost the lead going into turn one but quickly mounted an attack and took back the point after a fierce battle on lap four. Once Cash got in the lead he did not look back. It was a dominant run for the 21. In fact, he turned eight laps with a faster lap time than that of the fastest lap posted by the second fastest driver.
After all of the close losses Cash was not going to be denied on this night. He especially wasn’t going to be denied while he had an angel riding with him.
“It went just the way I was hoping it would go after all the emotions they were experiencing,” Brandon Lovenburg said. “There were no more mechanical issues, no more mental issues, he put this one together. Right now he’s got the perfect amount of confidence.”
That’s two wins in six races now for Cash. Both wins have come at Plaza Park. For Ty he finished this weekend just outside of the top five marking his sixth top 10 of the season. Each week Ty Lovenburg continues to show improvement and the lap times indicate that after his brother got around him near the end he stepped it up again. His laptimes show a steady increase between the laps before his
brother caught him in comparison to after.
According to Brandon Lovenburg the season is going in accordance to plan and the entire team is optimistic moving forward. Next weekend the team will take off to enjoy some quality family time but Lovenburg Racing will be back in action on two weeks for Race 4 at Keller Auto Raceway on Friday April 26 and Race 3 at Lemoore Raceway on Saturday April 27.
Lovenburg Racing Sponsor Spotlight:
UA Local 246
UA Local 246 is a union for Plumbers, Pipe Fitters, Welders, and HVAC technicians based out of Fresno that serves the surrounding counties. Consisting of about 600 members UA Local 246 holds apprentice classes known as “the other four year degree.” The objective of this program is to give those who don’t necessarily have university time as a viable option, or would just rather work with their hands, an opportunity to make a career living and have something to aspire to without inquiring the lifetime of debt.
“UA 246 is a way to earn a solid living and be proud of what you do,” Brandon Lovenburg said. “School isn’t for everyone but that doesn’t make you any less capable. Not too often can you make over 100k a year with great benefits and a retirement without school, but here you can.”
Keller Auto Raceway Plaza Park
Friday April 12, 2019
Cash Lovenburg #21
Heat Race: 1st
Main Event: 1st
Ty Lovenburg #01T
Heat Race: 5th
Main Event: 6th
Friday April 26, 2019
Keller Auto Raceway Plaza Park
Saturday April 27, 2019
Season Stats: Cash Lovenburg
Top 5: 6
Top 10: 6
Season Stats: Ty Lovenburg
Top 5s: 2
Top 10: 4
Cash and Ty Lovenburg and all of Lovenburg Racing would like to cordially thank all of their sponsors for their continued support, and belief in the program.
Special Thanks to: Grammie and Papa, deans appliance, UA local 246, Big boyz garage tires & service, Chapala Grill, Sean Dean and Mackey & Mackey insurance, Tulare at products, Irrigation Matters, Source to Source, mid-cal transmission, CED Visalia, United Association, Perine & Dicken, the Hale Family, California Industrial Rubber Fresno, Miller’s Automotive Speed & Marine and Artic Silver. And a thank for your support to Uncle Bryan, the Garcia and Parreira families.
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