Gary West had a great debut' race season in the US Legend car class. Gary said, "We met a lot of wonderful fans that became friends and competitors that treated us like family".
A special thank you to our loyal sponsors. The Nashville I-24 Campground, Jade Investments and The Rock n Roll Banker. Also, a big thanks to the gang at Legends Direct for all their help in setting up the car and their attention to detail.
We have started in six races and finished five races to date. We moved up from our starting position each race and improved each time. Gary also participated in six separate practice sessions for testing, tuning and seat time at the famous Hawkeye Downs Speedway in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This is a legendary speedway with a lot of great drivers and a big field of cars.
On October 9th Gary raced in Nashville, TN at one of the most famous and historic speedways in the county, the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. "Where Legends Were Born", such as Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Sterlin' Marlin, Coo Coo Marlin, Darell Waltrip, Bobby Allison, and many more.
Gary is honored to have long time friend Ricky McIllwain as crew chief for this race. Ricky has won 16 championships in his racing career. Ricky is a talented driver and knows how to set up a race car for this speedway. This is a very exciting time! Gary may need a hospitality tent for all the fans, friends, and musician buddies that will be in attendance.
Right off the bat the #27 get spun out at the start of the race between turn 3-4. Damage seem to be minimal and they did re-start the field. With multiple cautions, Gary was able to move up to mid field. This was a fast field of 24 cars and it was rough... With about 3 laps to go the #27 broke a rear axel and did not finish.. But what an exciting night for Gary and the #27 gang.
We are already working on plans for next season to run a full schedule. You can always check us out on Facebook at Gary West Motorsports for updates and fun pictures and information.