Friday went from 8th to 5th in heat, 7th to 2nd in "B" Main, and 17th to 8th in "A" Main. Saturday's feature was rained out and was run Sunday with Luke finishing fourth. Later on Sunday, Luke was unable to finish the main event and wound up 22nd.
Lucas picked up the win in the fourth race of the Arizona Mod Tour on Valentine's Day. A huge thank you to Mike Wedelstadt for letting me wheel his car, and congratulations to him on his 2nd place finish. Also, thanks to Beau Williams for all the help these two weeks!
From a lot of work on day one to winning the next race, Lucas made every feature of the Arizona Mod Tour without any provisionals and finished 3rd in overall points. We had a blast getting to meet new people. We can't thank Mike Wedelstadt enough for letting Luke be his hired gun and Beau Williams for all the help this week.
Luke kicked off the 2017 racing season at the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., for the inaugural Short Track Shootout. Driving a new USRA Modified for Sherman Barnett, Luke ended the weekend with three top-10 finishes including a sixth on Friday. Next up is the King of America VII, March 23-25, at the Humboldt Speedway where the team will break out the #69 MBCustom for the first time this year.
Lucas picked up the win and the $3,000 top prize on Saturday during the Triple Crown NASCAR Modified event at the Cedar Lake Speedway.
Piloting Mike Wedelstadt's sharp-looking MB Customs modified, after two heat races on Friday, Luke was 32nd in points. On Saturday, he advanced to the main event in his non-qualifiers race, but a flat tire in the feature sidelined him with a 28th-place finish.
Lucas started and finished 2nd in his heat race, which put him 9th on the starting grid for the 40-lap "A" Main. After battling to get to the front, he finished a close 4th behind Ryan Gustin, Zack VanderBeek and Cade Dillard.
Lucas started 4th and finished 2nd in his heat race. In the main event, he drew the 6th starting spot but got caught up in a skirmish during the race and had to tag the rear of the field. He came back to finish 13th.
Luke started fourth and finished second on his heat race. In the main event, he started third and finished third.
Luke finished second in his heat race after starting third. It wasn't enough to get locked into the main event, but he led every lap of his "B" Main to garner a slot in the 40-lap main event. After starting 13th on the grid, he raced forward to take sixth at the checkers.
Had some tough luck and tough heat races on Wednesday. Thursday was rained out. Driving the No. 69 MBCustoms IMCA Modified for Mike Wedelstadt, Luke started seventh in the B-Main but failed to qualify for the A-Main on Friday.
Luke dominated his heat race and finished eighth in the feature after starting fifth.
Lucas started the heat race in sixth and finished in eighth. In the B-Main he started tenth and finished in fifth. In the feature he started in twenty first and moved up ten spots to finish eleventh.
Lucas started and finished 1st in his heat race. In the feature he started 4th and finished in 5th place.
Lucas started in 4th and finished in 2nd in his heat race. In the feature he started 1st and finished in 7th.
Lucas started 5th and finished 4th in the heat race. In the feature he started 11th and finished in 5th.
After a 4th place finish in his heat race, Luke redrew the pole for the 25-lap feature. He led the first lap but Jason Cummins got by and led the rest of the way with Luke taking runner-up honors.
Luke had a strong runner-up finish from the 11th starting position. He took the lead on laps 23 and 24, but Jason Cummins rolled by for the win on the final lap.
Lucas started third in his heat race and finished second. In the main event, he started and finished fourth.
Returning to Lakeside Speedway to defend his title, Luke earned his way into the main event by racing from 10th to third in his heat race. In the 42-lap feature, He battled his way to the front, eventually settling for the runner-up paycheck behind winner Rodney Sanders.
In the heat race Lucas started 7th and finished 6th. In the feature he started 11th and finished 5th.
Lucas and the team made the long trek from Wheatland, Mo., to Mason City, Iowa, on Sunday to compete with the USRA Modifieds. He finished 4th in the feature race.