Des Moines, IA (August 1, 2018) – After a couple of nights with the All Stars Circuit of Champions that Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports team would be happy to forget, they’ll reset and prepare for the Knoxville Nationals! Josh will look to build some momentum at Knoxville Raceway this Sunday in the Capitani Classic, before taking the World of Wheels #49 into battle when their Nationals run begins with the Thursday qualifying night.
Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway started off with Josh clocking a qualifying time good enough to land him right in the middle of his group. Starting from the outside of the third row, he would charge his way into a transfer position, before the driver got the best of himself. “It was a disappointing heat, because not staying in the transfer spot was all on me,” said Schneiderman. “I was up to 4th and, had I stayed on the cushion, we likely would have put it in the show.”
“The Professor” decided to test out the bottom, which allowed Sammy Swindell to get by for the final transfer out of the heat: “I overthought it and went low,” said Schneiderman.
Relegated to the night’s B-main, Josh would once again end the race one spot short in 5th.
“The car felt good in the B-main,” said Josh. “We were right there battling for the transfer spot and had it for a bit, but just couldn’t quite hang onto it.”
Suffering an early end to a frustrating night, the Deuce Motorsports team was able to find a silver-lining that made them feel a bit lucky. “During the B-main, something had knocked the water line off and I hadn’t noticed it, as the motor had just been a little warm, but I thought that was due to racing hard,” said Josh. “Had we made it into the A, it’s likely we would have gone out and hurt the motor, so that was one positive on the night.”
Not only did the team not do any damage to their equipment, but when debriefing the next day and cleaning their equipment, they realized that their night wasn’t too bad overall. “We talked it over on Sunday,” said Josh. “We were fast all night and the car was working better than it had been the last few weeks. Plus, we just missed making the feature twice on a night where there were 56 cars there who were all pretty strong; definitely not something to hang our heads about.”
While Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports team felt like their performance with the All Stars on Saturday bodes well for the busy week to come, Sunday night at 34 Raceway is one they’d rather forget.
“We made a mistake before we ever even got to the track by the motor we decided to drop in the car,” said Josh. “I had assumed that the track would be a bit drier and slick off, but they definitely threw us a curveball with the track prep and had it wetter than I’ve seen it in a decade.”
Things didn’t go much better when Schneiderman took the Universal Therapy Group #49 to the track for his heat race. “I actually got a good run into turn one in our heat, but when I got there Jac [Haudenschild] was pretty far sideways and I had to slam on the breaks to miss him,” said Josh. “It just felt like a night where we couldn’t catch the break that we needed.”
After another night of not making it out of the B-main, Josh views the weekend as one where he and the team need to focus on the good and forget the rest. “34 has been great to me and my family, but Sunday just wasn’t our night,” said Schneiderman. “It’s a weekend that we just need to move on and forget about.”
“The Professor” and the rest of the Deuce Motorsports team will have one more chance to work out the kinks at the Knoxville Raceway this Sunday at the Capitani Classic, before they look to put their best foot forward at the Knoxville National in their Thursday night prelim!
World of Wheels
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Universal Therapy Group
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