(7/2/2019) (PC Katrina Kniss)
After completing the first 10 races of 2019 by either finishing either 1st or 2nd in Hobby Stock competition at Antioch Speedway, El Sobrante native and defending champ Chris Sorensen finally saw that streak come to an end Saturday night. Despite the rough outing, Sorensen still holds nearly a full race advantage in points back to 2nd place.
Sorensen would roll off 3rd for his heat race, but quickly found himself in 2nd on the opening lap. For the next 6 laps, Sorensen threw everything he had at race leader Will Buirch. As the leaders came to take the white flag, however, Sorensen’s right rear tire began going down, costing him a spot to fall to 3rd, where he’d ultimately finish the heat race.
For the main event, Sorensen would roll off 7th, and after the 1st lap, he was already up to 5th. A lap later, Sorensen made his way to 4th after a brief battle with Josh Leach. Sorensen would continue to run in 4th for the next few laps as the 2nd and 3rd place cars blocked the track ahead.
After a Lap 7 caution, the race restarted. Sorensen would immediately fall back to 5th as his car pushed up the race track hard in Turn 1. A couple of laps later, Sorensen would regain the spot by passing Trevor Clymens, before taking 3rd after dodging a spinning Will Buirch.
With 8 to go, the 2nd caution would fly to once again bring the field back together. On the ensuing restart, Sorensen would use a strong run through Turns 1 and 2 to take 2nd from Leach.
After following leader James Thomson for a couple of laps, Thomson would get loose in front of Sorensen and spin, collecting Sorensen to bring out one final yellow flag. With just limited laps remaining, Sorensen was only able to salvage a 6th place finish after having what looked to be race winning speed.
Chris would like to thank all of his sponsors and supporters, including:
Brc Race Cars
GET OUT OF TOWN! Professional Pet Care
Lucky Dog Racing League
Hotshots Motorsports Photography
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