The team was not only super excited for the MINT 400 to finally be here, but they were also excited to participate in this years PIT CREW CHALLENGE!!! With the competition tight the boys were able to pull off a semi final finish! Way to go CHASE MOTORSPORTS!!! We can't wait to see what we can do next year!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Earlier this month the team participated in the much anticipated first race of the year PARKER 425. After qualifying against a stacked field Mikey Childress and Skip Johnson would start in the 26th spot. Mikey did exactly what he wanted to do and took the first lap easy pushing up to 5th spot on time. At the end of the first lap if felt like the motor started to lay down. They came in to the pit and found that one of the rocker arm adjusters had broken. It was definitely going to be a big fix, but the team was determined to not give up! After about 2 hours and some help from Grove racing, TSCO, and Checkers the 1595 car was back in the race. Travis Chase jumped in the drivers seat and Skip Johnson stayed in to codrive. The boys pushed through and finished with a strong finish in 19th place out of 54 in class! Now the Chase Motorsports is back in the race shop fine tuning the car for the MINT 400!! See you all next month!
Friday, January 24, 2014
In preparation for the upcoming PARKER 425; after a successful Parker Pre Run by Mikey Childress, Jeff Lievense, Don Chase and Skip Johnson; the team headed to Barstow Ca on Wednesday morning. Chase Motorsports with the help of KING shocks, JAMAR brakes and Dirtnews.com were ready to dial in both the 1595 and 1565 race cars. The first car off the trailer was the 1595 car and after several hours of fine tuning and test driving by both Mikey Childress and Travis Chase, the car is running faster than it ever has. Both drivers were able to put several hours on the car without any glitches. Next up for the car will be graphics and then PARKER BOUND!!! Towards the afternoon 1565 came off the trailer and was sounding fierce! Both KING and JAMAR set up the car, and Mikey went out for a test drive, unfortunately toward the freeway exit straightaway the car threw a rod and took out several parts of the motor. All we can say is better now then during the Parker 425, but consequently we will now only be racing the 1595 car next weekend. But be sure the boys will be bringing it and will put the 1595 car in the top spot. We can't wait to see how the 1595 car handles!!! Stay tuned for results from the race. Mikey Childress and Skip Johnson will be starting with Travis Chase and Skip Johnson finishing!!! Happy Friday Everyone!