FOREST, Ohio (June 18, 2020) – After getting involved in a tangle during action at Paragon Speedway one night prior, Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports put together a sound performance during non-wing sprint car competition at Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Indiana, on Wednesday, June 17, and earned a hard-fought sixth-place finish after starting in the exact same position.
With 40 cars making the call, Westfall kicked-off the evening at the high-paced bullring with a second-place finish during his respective heat race. The runner-up performance eventually translated into Westfall’s aforementioned third-row starting spot.
“It feels good to put together a solid night. This team never gives up, even after getting tore up. I’m lucky to be driving for someone with so much passion,” Matt Westfall said, driver of the Ray Marshall-owned/Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink/No. 33M sprint car. “We still have a long week ahead of us. This works out great because it allows us to make up for some starts we missed at the beginning of the season. Hopefully we can work our way up a little higher in the running order and get a win.”
Coinciding with USAC Indiana Midget Week, Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will race the next four nights in a row beginning with a doubleheader at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Indiana, on Thursday and Friday, June 18-19. The weekend will cap with appearances at Lawrenceburg Speedway and Kokomo Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21, respectively. All events are open with no ties to any sanction.
With that said, Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will resume USAC National Sprint Car action with a visit to Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, on Friday, June 26.
Ray Marshall Motorsports and Matt Westfall would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink
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2018 Highlights: Matt Westfall earned four Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) victories, the most ever attained by a driver during a single season. Finished eighth during Gas City Speedway’s ‘Spring Fling’ on Friday, May 3.
2019 Wins: 6 (Atomic Speedway – BOSS – April 13), (Fremont Speedway – BOSS – July 13), (Limaland Motorsports Park – Weekly – August 2), (Kokomo Speedway – BOSS – August 24) (Gas City Speedway – Weekly – September 13) (Atomic Speedway – BOSS – October 5)
2019 Championships: Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS)
2019 Highlights: Earned the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) opening night win at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Finished eighth during Gas City Speedway’s ‘Spring Fling’ on Friday, May 3. Finished 13th against stout #LetsRaceTwo field at Eldora Speedway on Friday, May 10. Finished third at Gas City Speedway on Friday, May 17; led first 16 laps. Finished third at Gas City Speedway on Friday, May 31. Rallied from 10th to second during BOSS Series action at Moler Raceway Park on Friday, June 7. Charged from 12th to fourth during main event action at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Climbed from eighth to fourth at Gas City Speedway on June 21. Finished fourth during BOSS Series action at Lernerville Speedway on June 28. Finished second during BOSS Series action at Michaels Mercer Raceway on Saturday, June 29. Finished seventh during Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park on July 3. Finished 10th during USAC’s Corn Belt Nationals at Knoxville Raceway on July 5. Finished sixth from 15th at Gas City Speedway on July 12. Earned BOSS Series victory at Fremont Speedway on July 13; second BOSS win of the year. Finished sixth at Eldora Speedway on July 17 during #LetsRaceTwo make-up feature. Finished third during BOSS Series action at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on July 27. Earned victory at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday, August 2. Earned back-to-back third place finishes during BOSS action at Gas City and Oakshade Raceway. Finished fourth during Dick Gaines Memorial at Lawrenceburg Speedway on August 17. Earned BOSS Series victory during Kokomo Speedway’s Smackdown finale on Saturday, August 24. Finished fifth at Gas City Speedway on Friday, September 6. Earned Gas City Speedway victory on Friday, September 13. Finished fourth during action at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, September 14. Advanced from 20th to 12th during USAC start at Gas City on September 26. Hard Charged twice during Sprint Car and Silver Crown starts at Eldora Speedway on September 28; 16th to seventh and 27th to seventh, respectively. Won BOSS main event at Atomic Speedway on October 5, clinched BOSS championship. Closed season with an eighth place finish at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday, October 12.
2020 Wins: N/A
2020 Highlights: Kicked-off season with USAC action at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida.
Photo Credit: Rich Forman
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