(Photo: T.J. Michael awaiting meeting at Wayne County Speedway – Vince Vellella Photo Credit)
Michael aims for Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway
Wayne County Speedway appearance ends with motor trouble
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
FREMONT, OH (July 5, 2017) – Despite a disappointing end to an outstanding effort at Wayne County (OH) Speedway, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael is still aiming high at the upcoming weekend, anxious to return to Sharon (OH) Speedway with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for the Ninth Annual Lou Blaney Memorial. The $5,000-to-win headliner, set for Saturday, July 8, is the only Arctic Cat All Star program during the upcoming weekend.
Michael’s Wayne County Speedway effort was on pace to be one of his best of the season. After timing fourth fastest during his group qualifying session, the Plano, Texas, native went on to finish second during his respective heat race; an automatic transfer and dash position. While racing inside the top-ten during the 30-lap main event, Michael’s motor expired, forcing an early retirement and a 17th place finish.
“That’s tough, especially after starting out the night so well,” Michael said in response to his Wayne County Speedway finish. “Those things happen. This time it was out of our control. The only thing we can do is put that in the back of our minds and move on to the next race. Our results before our motor blew speak for themselves. I’m excited to get going again at Sharon.”
Michael will enter Sharon Speedway gates with one top-ten finish during Arctic Cat All Star competition in 2017, qualifying for a total of 17 main events. The second year All Star traveler is currently sixth in the Series point championship.
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2016 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes on June 10/11 with FAST Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Michael finished fifth with FAST on Friday, June 10, at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a sixth place finish at Butler Speedway in Butler, Michigan, with Arctic Cat All Stars on Saturday, June 11.
2017 Highlights: Finished ninth during Attica Raceway Park season opener on Friday, March 24. Earned B-main victory on Saturday, June 3, at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. Earned top-ten finish (8th) at Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Charged from 26th to finish 12th at Wayne County Speedway on Monday, June 19, during Ohio Sprint Speedweek.
2015 Wins: 3 (305ci) (1 Gator Motorplex – Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park – Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway – Ohio)
2016 Stats: Seven top-ten finishes during Arctic Cat All Star competition
2017 Wins: N/A
T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Big D’s Pizza of Fremont and Clyde, Crown Battery, Kistler Racing Engines, Maxim Chassis, MJ Webb Enterprises, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Heating & Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company, HRP, and Fully Injected Motorsports.
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