Ryan Blaney goes to the racetrack every time with his
sights focused solely on victory. He knows that it will just
be a matter of time before he's able to score his first
Super Late Model win with the Carswell Motorsports
No. 98 team and with steady progression, that first win
together is getting closer and closer.
But on those nights when victory is not in the cards,
like Saturday night in the PASS South CV Products 125 at
Concord Speedway (NC), learning what it is going to take
to make a win happen in the next race is Blaney's
The fourth place finish was a strong one for Blaney and
the team, but the 18-year-old driver knew there is more
to be learned about the car and what it needs to win.
"We got way too loose by the end," said Blaney. "That’s
really what we’ve been fighting in all three races we’ve
run with PASS with these guys. At Orange County,
I did burn my right-rear off, but this time we were going
real easy. Even going real easy, at the end it was still
sideways, but the tire looks fine. So we definitely have to figure something out there. I’m still learning this chassis. This Port City chassis is a lot different for me. We’ll get them eventually, I think it’s just a matter of time."
Even though car didn't fully cooperate at Concord, Blaney does see steady improvements that are sure to lead to victory lane soon.
"I definitely think we’re making gains. We’ve come a long way. Having Jamie (Rouleau, Blaney's crew chief during his PASS South Championship season in 2011) here tonight was a big help. I think we’ll go on to South Boston and see what we can do there."
Blaney's next race is the PASS South event at South Boston Speedway in Virginia on Saturday, June 9th.