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LS2 RACE Report: TAMPA, 2023


JOSH CARTWRIGHT

Josh Cartwright was excited to make the trip to Florida and keep his impressive seasoning going. When Josh arrived at Raymond James Stadium he was excited to get the day going but was nervous for the forecasted rain. He didn’t let it bother him too much though as he hit the track with intensity. He circulated with intention as he navigated the rocky soil and kept his momentum moving. By the end of qualifying, Josh had impressed all of Tampa as he nailed down a time good enough for 22nd overall. When the night show began, Josh lined up on the outside for his Heat. When the gate finally dropped, Josh got a great jump but was pushed wide in the first corner. He put his head down and worked his way all the way up to 16th by the finish. Filled with angst, he launched off the gate for the LCQ, but again was pushed wide. He had his work cut out for him and he knew it as he started to make some passes. Unfortunately he would just run out of laps, climbing his way up to 8th by the finish.

JOAN CROS

Joan Cros has been doing his best to adjust to his new team, but money and resources are harder and harder to come by in this sport. Nevertheless, Joan keeps his spirits high and it was no different on Saturday in Tampa as he was excited to get the day going. He hit the track and began to find the fast lines. He was staying lit through the sand and doing everything he could to get through the deep section clean. By the end of qualifying he solidified a time inside the top 40 and was ready to go racing. When the gate dropped for Joan’s Heat, he got off to a great jump and found himself right in the middle of the pack early on. He battled with the boys all the way to the checkers but would come up just a few spots short of Maine Event qualification. In the LCQ, Joan got another mid pack start and did his best to move forward. By the end, he would make up one spot, finishing 9th, and have to call it a night in Tampa.


SCOTTY WENNERSTROM