In just a handful of starts
together in 2015, Tim Kaeding and the Lunstra
Motorsports team are proving to be a potent combination,
as the San Jose, CA picked up two Top-5 finishes with
the National Sprint League over the weekend.
“We had an awesome car all weekend long, and I have to
thank everyone who works on this car,” Kaeding said. “I
did not time in well enough on Friday night, and on
Saturday night we just ran out of laps.”
Eagle Raceway in Eagle, NE on Friday night, Kaeding
timed the Dammer Trucking/Folkens Bro. Trucking/Sioux
Falls Fords No. 3 machine in 19th
fastest amongst the 30 cars gathered in the pit area.
Starting on the front row of his
heat race, Kaeding jumped out to the early lead, and
went on to pick up the win, as he safely moved into the
feature event, though he would line up in the ninth row
for the 30-lap feature event.
Just as he did in the NSL opener a
few weeks back, Kaeding moved forward, as he took a
liking to the Eagle Raceway cushion. On a track that
featured wheel to wheel action at both ends, Kaeding was
able to work his way forward, and earn KSE Hard Charger
honors as he worked to a fifth place finish.
With Mother Nature finally giving
way to racing at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday
night, TK rode his momentum from Friday night into time
trials, as he timed in fourth quickest.
Lining up sixth in his heat race,
Kaeding would finish in the fifth spot, and move into
the feature event, where he would line the Yager
Agriculture Supply/Matt’s Repair/Octane Ink entry up in
the fourth row.
Following a caution at the
completion of the first lap, laps 2-21 would go non
stop, and during that run, Kaeding would carve his way
forward, getting by Bill Balog, Davey Heskin, and Josh
Schneidermen, as he got into the third spot, and began
his pursuit of Wayne Johnson and Danny Lasoski.
would fly on the 21st
lap, putting the leaders nose to tail, and as the race
resumed, TK would waste no time getting around Johnson
for second, as he chased after Lasoski for the final few
laps. Unable to catch the leader, Kaeding would close
his night out with a second place finish.
“We just needed another five laps to
make the finish interesting, or we needed that caution
fly a few laps earlier,” Kaeding said. “Overall, we are
really pleased with how the weekend went, and hopefully
the rain stays away so we can keep racing.”
The Lunstra Motorsports team would
like to thank Dammer Trucking, Folkens Bros. Trucking,
Sioux Falls Ford, Yager Agriculture Supply, Matt’s
Repair, Octane Ink, and Trac2Trail Arctic Cat for their
support in 2015.
ON TAP: TK and the Lunstra
Motorsports team will be back in action with the NSL on
Friday night in Jacksonville, IL, and then on Saturday
at the Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville Points), and on
Sunday for the Huset’s Speedway 410 opener.