Uncharacteristic 11th-Place Finish for Russell at Desoto
Russell Takes One Hit After Another in Tough Run at Desoto Speedway
If you keep up with the stock car racing news of the Central Florida area, you’re used to reading about Tim Russell taking his #36 Super Late Model machine to victory lane at the various tracks of the region on a regular basis – so this week’s headline is sure to catch you by surprise.
After starting in the top-five, Russell had to rally back from the rear of the field twice for a hard-fought 11th place finish at Desoto Super Speedway.
“We qualified fifth and then started in the seventh spot,” said Russell. “And I was running third and trying to get under the guy for second when I got into him and turned him. That was with nine laps to go and I had to go to the rear.”
Had Russell’s bad luck ended there, the night might not have been quite so rough. However, that was only just the beginning.
“We got back up to fourth and I was on the outside of Travis Cope with three laps to go,” said Russell. “And he got loose underneath us and got into us and turned us around and we ended up finishing 11th. So it was a long night. We had a better car than where we finished.”
Following such a tough run this weekend, Russell is already looking to rebound and getting ready to redeem himself in the Bright House Challenge Series event at Orlando Speedworld (FL) this week.
“We should have had a shot at the win at Desoto,” said Russell. “But we’ll regroup and go get them this weekend at Orlando.”
Russell will take on the Bright House Challenge Series at Orlando Speedworld on Firday night, March 9th.