Partridge Brings Home a Third Place Finish at Bakersfield

Mooresville, NC (June 10, 2013) – Ryan Partridge hit the pavement this weekend at Bakersfield’s Kern County Raceway in Bakersfield, California for some Late Model racing. Their last visit to Kern County Raceway resulted in a DNF for the weekend and this weekend proved to be a better result for Partridge and the No. 48 PPL Motorsports team.

After practice on Friday night and some adjustments that were made to the car over their break, Ryan was confident he had a strong car for this weekend’s events. Saturday brought a huge heat wave to the track with temperatures topping 112 degrees during mid-day events. The most difficult part of the heat wave would be attempting to diagnose the car for conditions that were going to change drastically by nightfall.

Partridge was third quickest and qualified with a lap of 18.79. A six car trophy dash, with a full invert, was the highlight of their night as they were able to hold off David Mayhew and Eric Richardson for the win. The four car invert for the main event gave them the outside pole position. When the green flag dropped, Ryan was able to clear the leader by turn two on the outside and held onto to a four car length lead for about 15 laps.

The testing conditions did not account for the added heat and the car lost speed as the tire pressures “far surpassed our expectations.” Ryan finished third after a good side by side 10 lap battle with Richardson.

“All in all, I am happy with our finish, but it needs to be better next time,” Partridge said. “We are still learning about this new racetrack.”

Partridge and the 48 team are headed back to Irwindale Event Center for another race this coming weekend.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2013 season, please contact Scott Appell at scott@ryanpartridge.com or by calling (310) 613-7233.

 

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