Trever Feathers Notches Top Five Finish Saturday Afternoon At Port Royal Speedway
Story By: A2DPR / TREVER FEATHERS RACING – PORT ROYAL, PA – Eventful is a kind word to use to describe Trever Feather’s trip from his shop in Winchester, VA to Port Royal Speedway Saturday morning.
Frustrating or stressful would probably be better words.
With ‘The Speed Palace’ moving up their start time to 1pm to beat the weather Saturday, Feathers and the Larry Royston Racing team were on the road early and in plenty of time, but a flat right front tire on their truck put them behind schedule and left them scrambling with only minutes to prepare when they finally arrived at the track.
Despite the chaos off the track, Feathers turned in a solid performance, which made the team’s ride home at the end of the day a little easier.
Fortunately for Feathers, the super late models were the last division to hit the track for hot laps, which also served as group time trials for the 31 super late models on hand. That placement in the order of events allowed him to make the call for his qualifying session.
With virtually no time to look at the racing surface or make any adjustments, Feathers turned in the 3rd quickest lap in Group B and put himself on the front row of his heat race.
“Just sitting down after qualifying helped everyone catch their breath. That (qualifying) run showed that without even looking at the track, we knew we had a decent car.“
Feathers made the absolute most out of his 2nd starting spot in the second 8-lap heat race. With the top two finishers guaranteed a spot in the redraw for a top six feature starting spot, he wasted no time mashing the gas and jumping out front. He went on to cruise to a 3.3 second win over Mike Lupfer in the Hot Rod Septic Treatment, Larry Royston’s Septic Services, Martins Pumping Service, McFarland Custom Painting & Wall Coverings, Clem’s Garage, Leggett Engine Research, Feathers & Sons Roofing, Coffelt Graphics, Larry Royston Properties, Larry Royston Equipment, Bilstein Shocks, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Bo Feathers Racing, Barry Wright Race Cars, No.20.
Rolling to the green for the 25-lap feature event from his spot outside row number two, Feathers again went right to work. He laid claim to the 3rd spot and pressured Rick Eckert for the runner up spot over the opening six laps.
The first caution of the event appeared before the seventh circuit was complete. The break in the action was somewhat lengthy and when racing did resume, the restart quickly told Feathers his tires had cooled down and were not quite the same.
Feathers slipped back to 5th in the running order on lap eight and was mired there for a large portion of the race, which included a couple more caution periods. He was able to retake 4th at the white flag but Eckert fought back and relegated Feathers to 5th at the checkered flag.
“That’s the most comfortable I have felt here in probably a couple years.“, Feathers shared.
“The cautions killed me. I wasn’t good on restarts. It took the car a lap to get going, but it was really good on long runs. If that race had gone non-stop, I think we were good enough to win it. I’m pretty happy with where we are right now. We are going the right direction and we have something to build on.“
Shortly after the super late model feature, the limited late models efficiently put their feature event in the books. Moments later, the rains came. Feathers and his team had packed up and loaded for home just in the nick of time, putting the wraps on a hectic but good day.
Bo and Trever Feathers would like to thank a few people for their help and efforts to get the team back on the road to Port Royal Saturday morning.
“Thanks to Brad Omps, Jimmy Richards, and most of all Dougie Timmons for finding us help. Shout out to Trenton who swooped in and put a new tire on like he was working a pit stop at Daytona.“, said Bo.
“Last but not least, thank you ‘Veno’ Travis Vance for having pit passes ready so we could get right to work. Thanks to all who did whatever they could to help. We truly appreciate it.“
Trever and the Larry Royston Racing team will return to Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 8th. Racing begins at 6pm