Russell Wins Marion Edwards Mem. For Second Straight Victory in 2015 at New Smyrna Speedway
Tim Russell is on one heck of a hot streak right now. He's only raced four times in 2015, but he's won half of those races. Russell started fourth and finished first to grab his second win of the season in the Marion Edwards Memorial 100 at Florida's New Smyrna Speedway on Saturday night.
"We had a really good car," said Russell. "It was nice to be able to go out there and win two in a row. Now I'm just looking to get an even faster for the Governor's Cup. I'm really looking to that one."
The Longwood, Florida native qualified fifth, but started fourth thanks to the invert. He said that helped quite a bit to make up for what he said was a mistake on his second qualifying lap.
When the green flag dropped Russell just went straight to the front. He passed three cars in half a lap to take the lead on the backstretch of the very first lap of the race. After that it was all Russell out front the rest of the way.
Russell didn't race much last season, and really hasn't raced that much this season, but he's certainly making it count when he does get behind the wheel.
"It's definitely good to be back," he said. "I think last year we only raced three times. So far this year we've raced four times and we've won two of them. Hopefully we can keep the momentum rolling."
Russell has a busy streak of three races in about two weeks beginning with a Pro Late Model 50-lap event at New Smyrna Speedway on Saturday, October 3.