Andy Bachetti Posts Second Place Finish in Mr. DIRT Track USA Event at Lebanon Valley Speedway; Top Ten Finishes in Both Weekly Events  

By Craig Revelle - Finish Line Web Design - August 19, 2014 - This past week was scheduled to be one of the busiest of the season for Andy Bachetti and the Bachetti Motorsports team.  Tuesday night was the ‘Hot Summer Night’ event at Penn Can Speedway, with Thursday night at Lebanon Valley Speedway as they hosted the Mr. DIRT Track USA race followed by the usual weekly events at Accord Speedway and Lebanon Valley Speedway.

Penn Can Speedway didn’t stand a chance against Mother Nature on Tuesday and Brett Deyo and the Penn Can officials made an early decision to postpone the race due to heavy rain.  The ‘Hot Summer Night’ event at Penn Can was postponed until September 9th.

Lebanon Valley was up next with their Mr. DIRT Track USA event as of the Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series.  Bachetti qualified with the second fastest time of the night in time trials, earning a front row starting spot in the qualifying heat race.  Andy maintained a second place position, earning a spot in the random redraw for a top 12 starting position in the 100 lap main event.  By luck of the draw, Bachetti pulled position number one, and lined up on the inside of the front row as they rolled onto the race track.  He jumped out to the early race lead, and had opened up a pretty good advantage through the first 20 laps before lapped traffic started to become an issue.  Bachetti held the lead until lap 28, while be battled in heavy traffic.  Andy entered the night as defending race winner, but would have to settle for second place in 2014.

“We seemed to be catching the leader again towards the end of the race, but we just couldn’t get a good enough run to get up and challenge for the lead”, says Bachetti.  “The car was really good tonight, it was a good night for us”.

Accord Speedway was up next on Friday night.  Bachetti wanted to get some seat time in the Dave Zubikowski #11 with the possibility of running some bigger events later in the year in that car.  Andy started deep in the field and battled to a 10th place finish.

“The car was ok, but definitely room for improvement”, says Bachetti.  “I am confident in the potential that this car and I look forward to another opportunity later in the season”.

Bachetti was back to Lebanon Valley Speedway on Saturday night looking for another big night.  He started the feature from the 14th position and had worked his way forward.  The handling started to go away on the car and he would have to settle for a ninth place finish.

“It felt like the brakes were hanging up a bit, and it was just killing our corner speeds”, he adds.  “We were good for about 10 laps before the car went away”.

Bachetti will return to Accord Speedway this Friday night looking to make up 17 points as he battles for the 2014 championship.  He will also return to Lebanon Valley Speedway on Saturday night. 

The 2014 Bachetti Motorsports racing season would not be possible without the support of our great sponsors and marketing partners.  These include Garrity Asphalt Reclaiming, Steve Hough Motors, 5150 Race Trailers, Bart Contracting Company, Troy’s Garage, Wilkinson Excavating, Bachetti Auto Sales, Berkshire Kitchens, Dempsey’s Auto Sales, FK Rod Ends, Fox Racing Shox, Fastline Performance, Techair, Canaan Auto Supply, King Stone Fabrication, Lombardi Builders, Jacquier Welding, Total Recon, A+C Racing Engines, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Bedell’s Racing Engines, Snap On Tools and Finish Line Web Design.

For more information on Andy Bachetti and the Bachetti Motorsports team, including upcoming events, past results, driver bio, and direct links to our sponsors, please visit our brand new website at www.andybachetti.com.

 
STARTS 31
WINS 4
TOP 5 14
TOP 10 19

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Friday, August 22, 2014