The 2019 season concluded last weekend in North Carolina for Greg Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road sponsored team.
Wilson invaded The Dirt Track at Charlotte Thursday through Saturday for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Can-Am World Finals – an event that featured more than 50 of the top competitors from around the country.
“We built a brand new car with a new engine,” he said. “For the first round of qualifying I was pretty tentative. I could have been more aggressive on the engine side and tightened the car up. The second round I felt like we had a pretty good car and we blew a power steering line. We had a part failure; a brand new piece let us down in qualifying. That was pretty much the whole weekend when you time bad.
“Nobody really passed anyone all weekend. It was a typical big race with a lot of good race cars. It’s real easy to be bad and in the same token you’re not that far off to have a good night. After qualifying we just buried ourselves.”
Wilson made progress in the C Main each night, moving from fourth to third on Friday and from eighth to sixth on Saturday.
“Car-wise we learned some stuff and some things that I didn’t agree with, we went ahead and tried it,” he said. “I can see why guys are having success trying those things. A lot of it’s shocks and bump stops. I’ve been stubborn to do some of it because I wasn’t taught that way. The last month and a half we’ve decided to try some of that stuff. Saturday our car was pretty good. We just were marred back where we shouldn’t have been because of qualifying.”
QUICK RESULTS –
Nov. 8 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. – Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 7 (7); C Main: 3 (4).
Nov. 9 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. – Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 6 (7); C Main: 6 (8).
SEASON STATS –
72 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 26 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 43 top 20s
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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – DNC Hydraulics
DNC Hydraulics, which is headquartered in Rawson, Ohio, is a hydraulic cylinder rebuilder for heavy duty construction equipment, mill type, crane, scrap metal recycling and large bore and stroke factory cylinders for various applications and many other industries. For more than 20 years DNC Hydraulics has been dedicated to serving each customer with the best service and response to their specific hydraulic repair needs and timelines. DNC Hydraulics strives to continually add and update machinery and tools to speed up repairs reduce costs improve quality and minimize down times on customers equipment. Each job is treated the same and evaluated separately so no detail is missed and the root cause of the problem is identified and corrected. For more information, visit http://www.DNCHydraulics.com.
“DNC Hydraulics has been a long-standing partner of Greg Wilson Racing,” Wilson said. “Their support throughout the years has helped us get to the level of being able to compete with the World of Outlaws and we’re grateful to have them as an important part of our team.”
Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, Gear Off Road, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Callies Performance Products, MagTech Ignition, Saldana Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Redlined Welding & Construction, Banshee Graphics, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.
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