Polenz Dominates In Second Win of the Season
Polenz celebrates his second win at ODS
After falling short of victory last weekend, the David Polenz Racing Team returned to Old Dominion Speedway fired up and ready to race hard last weekend.
When David went out for the first practice everything looked good and he was quite pleased with the handling of the car and finished second fastest. Then in the second practice David felt the car was handling even better and clocked in again as second fastest. A few minor changes were made to the car and he headed out for the third practice, returning even happier with the car and with the fastest overall time.
When it came time to qualify the crew tried something a little different with the tires and set-up. David turned an awesome couple of laps and fell just short of the pole by three hundreths of a second and was second fastest. After the invert and handicapping David would be starting from the outside pole in the 100 lap feature.
100 Lap Race
On the start of the race David was able to get out in front of the leader by the first turn. As all of the other cars raced for position, David just started hitting his marks lap after lap and was able to stretch his lead out quickly. By lap 50 he had a full straight-away lead over the second place car and the race had a look of going green flag all the way to the end, but on lap 85 with David leading by more than a half of a lap the caution came out erasing his lead. When the race restarted with 10 laps to go David had the top five cars on his bumper, but he was up to the task and he pulled away quickly, by about 15 car lengths by the time the checkered flag waved in the air. It was a very dominating performance by David in what he said was the best handling Late Model he has ever driven. This marked David's second win of the season.
There was something else that took place last Saturday night as well, David's sister Jessie who races in the UCAR Division won her first career race in that division. She has been racing that division for two years going in to this season and it was an emotion filled victory lane.
However that's not where it stopped, David's cousin Ryan races in the Legends Car Division at ODS as well and he was able to race from his 5th starting spot to victory in the Legends 30 lap event. So the Polenz family pulled off something that no one in the history of Old Dominion Speedway and possibly anywhere in the racing community has ever done as three family members won three races in three different divisions on one night at one track!
Three family members pose for a photo opportunity and to celebrate three seperate victories at ODS
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