Josh Brock began his 2019 season with a 16th-place finish at SpeedFest last weekend at Crisp Motorsports Park.  For the 2018 ARCA/CRA Champion, he says it was a disappointing start to the year, but it was one that will only help his Josh Brock Racing team get ready for the regular season.

“I rate this race as a one as we were highly disappointed afterwards, but it lit a fire underneath us to perform better,” said Brock.  “The team did a great job, we just missed it on the set-up.”

The Cobin, KY driver qualified in the ninth position and raced in the top ten for the first half of the race.  However, after pit stops, he fell back outside the top ten and was unable to recover.

“We tried a lot of things to make the car better.  We made a big change before qualifying and we qualified pretty decently,” said Brock.  “Before our first pit stop, we were running eighth and just riding trying to save our stuff and really after we took tires the car would never restart, and we lost a lot of positions and could not form back from that.”

While the start to the season was not exactly what Brock hoped for, the goal for the end of the season is simple, defend his ARCA/CRA Championship.  Next-up Brock will make his first even trip to The Rattler at South Alabama Speedway on March 16th, with the first ARCA/CRA point race on April 6th at Anderson Speedway, where the Kentucky driver picked up his first career CRA win last year.

“Last year we worked really hard on set-ups and nots on some tracks we’d never been to,” said Brock.  “We have good notes to return on and we know what it takes to be a champion.  We want to win more and always be a top contender in the CRA Series everywhere we go.