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Mallett Caps ASCS National Tour Tripleheader With Run From 21st to Fifth at Lake Ozark Speedway

Mallett Caps ASCS National Tour Tripleheader With Run From 21st to Fifth at Lake Ozark Speedway

(Photo by Paul Arch)

Inside Line Promotions – ELDON, Mo. (May 30, 2023) – Jordon Mallett hustled to his first top five of the season with the ASCS National Tour on Sunday evening during the finale of a weekend tripleheader.

Mallett’s run from 21st to fifth at Lake Ozark Speedway garnered the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

“It’s about time,” he quipped. “It was one of those weekends. We killed a car on Saturday so we had the parking lot party on Saturday night. The spare car is one we’ve turned some laps in and knew what it liked. When we resorted back to our old car it was like a sign it was meant to be. Maybe it was enough determination that I was going to the front regardless, too. It was game on and I wanted to pay the team back for all the work we had to do that weekend.”

It was a great rally following an up-and-down Memorial Day Weekend, which began on Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Mallett qualified ninth quickest in his group before he advanced from ninth to fifth place in a heat race, which garnered enough points to start 12th in the A Main.

“We qualified terrible, but we raced good,” he said. “That put us into the A Main and we were able to recover from there. We weren’t as good early on in the feature, but as the track progressed it got a little more technical and our car got a little better. We raced our way up to around seventh and had a late-race restart. The car didn’t take off quite as good when we were running green-flag laps so we lost a couple of spots there at the end.”

Mallett’s ninth-place effort was his eighth top 10 of the season and fourth with the ASCS National Tour.

The team headed to Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday for the opening round of a doubleheader. Mallett timed in fourth quickest in his group and he finished second in a heat race to rank 16th in overall points, starting him on the outside of the eighth row in the main event.

“We were okay early on,” he said. “I like that track and we’re normally pretty decent there. We raced our way into the show. As the feature progressed we found where we needed to run and how to manipulate a couple of lines. We got into the top 10 around Lap 8 or Lap 9. Then a car broke down the back straightaway up against the outside wall. I was coming off the bottom of turn two and passing them. They turned 90 degrees, just turned left straight to the infield. I was there and couldn’t do anything about it. It killed the frame and we had to pull down the spare car for the next night.”

Sunday began with Mallett once again qualifying fourth quickest in his group. However, he was unable to start on the pole of his heat race because of an ignition problem and he was relegated toward the back of the B Main. Mallett maneuvered from ninth to fifth place in the consolation race to earn a spot into the back of the feature. He continued to gain positions throughout the main event by cracking the top five by the time the checkered flag was waved.

“The track was narrow and really hard to pass in the feature,” he said. “We were able to go really well and where we needed to and make gains. I ran the bottom and was clicking off cars. I watched the race track and was watching the top to see if it was cleaning off. It wound up rubbering up up there. We were still free enough to run in the rubber and not have any problems or be too hard on our equipment.

“After the previous 24 hours, even up to that B Main, it was frustrating. That’s part of racing. The highs are high and the lows are low. You continue to push through and do your job. That was a sigh of relief we were able to go forward.”

Up next will be the Mickey Walker Classic this Friday at Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha, Okla., and Saturday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.


May 26 – Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. – Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 5 (9); Feature: 9 (12).

May 27 – Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. – Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 19 (16).

May 28 – Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. – Qualifying: 4; Heat race: DNS (1); B Main: 5 (9); Feature: 5 (21).


17 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 9 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 13 top 20s


Friday at Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha, Okla., and Saturday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., for the Mickey Walker Classic with the ASCS National Tour





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