By Fully Injected Motorsports:
FOREST, Ohio (September 26, 2022) – Despite a rather tough start to their extended weekend, scored 21st during USAC action at Gas City I-69 Speedway on Thursday, September 22, Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports turned the corner and capped their two-race swing on a high note, scoring a top-ten performance in Eldora Speedway’s $10,000-to-win 4-Crown Nationals on Saturday, September 24.
Joining 40 of USAC’s finest for one of the season’s premier events, Westfall would go on to earn himself the outside-pole position, doing so by recording the seventh-fastest qualifying time overall, followed by a third-place finish during his respective heat race. Doing his best to keep pace, the Pleasant Hill, Ohio, native faded slightly to ninth, eventually working his way back up to seventh before settling into eighth at the final checkers.
The USAC top-ten performance was Westfall’s second in four tries; he finished fifth at Circle City Raceway on September 16.
“It’s always great to get back to Eldora Speedway. It’s a special place and the 4-Crown is a premier event. Anytime you can battle for a top-ten at Eldora says a lot about your program,” Westfall explained, driver of Ray Marshall’s Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink/No. 33M sprint car. “We have another busy weekend ahead with USAC, so hopefully we can put our Eldora momentum to good use and add a few more top-tens to the stat sheet.”
Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2022 campaign with another USAC National Sprint Cars doubleheader in the Hoosier State, first visiting Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana, on Friday, September 30, then invading Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Saturday, October 1.
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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2020 Wins: 4 (Gas City I-69 Speedway – July 17), (Kokomo Speedway – BOSS – August 29) (I-96 Speedway – BOSS – September 25) (I-96 Speedway – GLTS – October 9)
2021 Wins: 2 (Kokomo Speedway – April 9) (Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway – July 24 – BOSS Series)
2021 Championships: Buckeye Outlaws Sprint Series (BOSS)
2022 Highlights: Highlighted Florida trip with back-to-back 13th-place finishes during USAC competition at Bubba Raceway Park. Rallied from 12th to finish fourth in Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series start at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, April 9. Finished 11th with USAC National Sprints at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Saturday, April 16. Finished second in BOSS Series opener at Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Indiana, on Saturday, April 23. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes with the USAC National Sprint Cars at Lakeside Speedway and I-70 Motorsports Park on Thursday and Saturday, May 12 and 14; finished sixth and tenth, respectively. Finished second in open non-wing event at Circle City Raceway on Sunday, May 15. Finished 13th in $10,000-to-win Tony Hulman Classic at Terre Haute Action Track on Sunday, May 22. Finished second from 11th during BOSS Series start at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 28. Earned first victory of 2022 in I-96 Speedway’s Full Throttle Sprint Car Nationals opener on Friday, June 3. Finished fourth in Full Throttle Nationals finale on Saturday, June 4. Finished second during Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series action at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Missouri, on Saturday, June 11. Highlighted USAC’s Eastern Storm with three top-ten scores; ninth at Bridgeport Speedway, fifth at Williams Grove Speedway, and sixth at Port Royal Speedway. Finished fourth twice in St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff doubleheader at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday and Saturday, June 24-25. Earned second BOSS Series victory of 2022 during Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday, July 3. Earned a pair of top-ten finishes in Huset’s Speedway’s USAC Nationals on Friday, July 8, and Sunday, July 10. Highlighted Indiana Sprint Week with a top-ten finish (sixth) at Circle City Raceway. Finished second in Indiana Sprint Week Passing Master standings. Earned Gas City I-69 Speedway victory on Friday, August 12. Earned third BOSS Series victory of 2022 at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Saturday, August 13. Finished seventh with Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Friday, September 9. Finished fifth during USAC start at Circle City Raceway on Friday, September 16. Finished eighth during Eldora’s 4-Crown Nationals on Saturday, September 24.
2022 Wins: 4 (I-96 Speedway | June 3rd | BOSS Series), (Waynesfield Raceway Park | July 3 | BOSS Series), (Gas City I-69 Speedway | August 12), (Fremont Speedway | August 13 | BOSS Series)
Photo Credit: Wayne Riegle