Podium finish in Illinois Speedweek at Lincoln Speedway
Roberts Motorsports and Garrett Alberson invaded Spoon River Speedway (Banner, Ill.) on Wednesday afternoon to kick off the inaugural Illinois Speedweek. (Josh James Artwork)
Drawing a stout field of 56 Castrol FloRacing Night in America mini-series entries, Alberson came one spot short of a transfer position in his heat race, sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the top-three into the opening night feature, Garrett recorded a sixth-place outing.
For another $22,022-to-win A-Main on Thursday at Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, Ill.), Garrett laid down the fastest time in his group before picking up a heat race win. Starting on the pole for the feature, Alberson dropped two spots in the 50-lap affair to register a third-place finish. He trailed Dennis Erb Jr. and Brandon Sheppard to the checkers.
On Friday evening at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Ill.) for the MARS Racing Series-sanctioned Farmer City 74 presented by Douglas Dodge, Alberson edged his way into the main event with the third-and-final transfer spot in his heat. With $15,000 on the line, Garrett inched forward five spots in the 50-lapper to finish 11th.
For the weekend finale on Saturday, Garrett headed to Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) for the Titan Industries FALS Spring Shootout. With a third-place finish in his heat race placing him on the seventh row for the $30,000-to-win A-Main, Alberson tagged the wall while running in 10th with three laps remaining that sent him pitside. He salvaged a 14th-place outing.