Josh Brock kicked off his 2020 racing season with a to the Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway. After the start of his season was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it felt good to finally be back behind the wheel.
“It felt great to be back at the track and be with the team,” said Brock. “It always feels great to drive a Super Late Model on a weekend.”
Brock qualified his No.17 Stream Restoration Specialists machine in the 11th position and rolled off from that position to take the green flag for 250 laps at South Alabama Speedway. Unfortunately for the Kentucky driver, a hood issue on lap one forced him down pit road and cost spots on the track.
Brock continued to battle and worked his way from the rear of the field to bring home a 13th place finish.
“We worked extremely hard and had decent speed in the car, but unfortunately had bad luck on lap one with our hood and that put us behind the whole race,” said Brock. “If anything good came out of the weekend, it’s that we learned a few things on setup and it definitely put a fire under our butts to get back out and take a checkered flag.”
Now that the season has started, Brock is right back at it again this weekend in the Champion Racing Association (CRA) Super Series opener. The COVID-19 pandemic caused a delay in the start to the CRA season and also changes in venue. The opener will now take place at I-44 Speedway in Missouri, a new track for Brock.
“I’m really excited about going to a new track and the beginning of the CRA Super Series,” said Brock. “I believe we will have a really good chance of winning with the things we have learned in the offseason and especially if you combine that with a great team and a great car. It’s exciting to start the series at a new track that most drivers have not been to in a Super Late Model. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.”
As the Kentucky driver heads to Missouri, he will look for a solid start to the CRA Super Series season, where, after a runner-up finish last year, he looks for his second championship in three years.
“We are just going to go out and try to win every weekend and we will just worry about points when the Winchester 400 comes around. If we can win multiple races this season, the points will work out at the end.”