STORY BY BLUE CORD MEDIA: CAROGA CREEK SPEEDWAY, ST. Johnsville, NY - Courntey and the Rice Builders 5 team started their Wing Champ Racing series season, as well as running flat karts in the Clone 340 Class, and the Flathead 375 Class at the Clash At The Creek.
Due to not starting the heat race in in the Clone 340 race because of mechanical issues, Courtney was forced to start shotgun on the field. Starting the race 11th she was able to bring the 5 kart home with a 5th place finish.
In Flat Head 375 Courtney started 16th out of a stout field of 22 karts, and finished 11th.
For the Wing Champ Series opener Courtney finished 2nd in her heat after starting 5th. As the team settled it wouldn't be long before they were handed a dose of adversity.
"The left front spindle broke on the first lap" Courtney recalled. " I was able to make it back up to second place with two laps to go, but had to pull the kart in, because the spindle was completely broken. It was a close one, I think I could have maybe won the wing champ race I didn't brake the spindle."
Overall the night was a good one for Courtney and her team racing with as many karts as they did.
"It was a long night and we battled strong all night long. I am very proud of myself to be able to battle up front with the big guys.I Can't wait to see how the rest of the season goes."
Courtney wishes to thank all of her partners , family, and friends that support her week after week. A huge thanks to Matt Chavis of Chavis Motorsports for being able to get her animal motor done for the wing champ series after it blew up three weeks ago racing in Pennsylvania.
Courtney's Marketing Partners are :
RICE BUILDERS, SNAP-ON (SCOTT HAMLIN), ADAM LACKEY, WEBSTER ELECTRIC, O'CONNELL OIL, FISHER AUTO PARTS, MC'DONALDS, NEEDJIG, C&C PLUMBING, SAWYER LLC, CUSTOM CITY CYCLE, BERKSHIRE COUNTY CONSTRUCITON, BEFITE CO., AND BLUE CORD MEDIA.