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LS2 RACE Report: Houston, 2023


Josh Cartwright was ready to keep his momentum moving forward when the day began in Houston. His recent success has been a clear result of his hard work and he was looking forward to jumping in with the big boys once again when qualifying began. Living in Texas now, Cartwright felt right at home when he hit the tacky Houston dirt. Riding on rails, Josh found his groove quickly and ended up just inside the top 25 in lap times. With a stacked gate in his Heat, Josh knew he had his work cut out for him. Josh did not get the jump he was looking for off the line but nevertheless, he put his head down and got to work. He did his best but was only able to make it to 11th by the checkers. All it takes is a great start and that's exactly what Josh did when the gate dropped for the LCQ. He put himself out front right away and kept all his focus forward. He cruised to the checkered flag with a fist pump and live tv interview and was ready for the Main. With consistency and determination Josh Cartwright did his best in the Main Event but was interrupted quickly with a red flag that stopped everyone's momentum. By the time they got going again, the track was proving to be more and more difficult but Josh would end his night with another top 20 finish.