The Tour-type Modified portion of the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing comes to a close Friday with the Richie Evans Memorial. Eric Goodale is a former winner of the event, and is ready to fight for another win to close out Speedweeks.
The results have not shown it, but Eric Goodale has been one of the top competitors in the Tour-type Modified division thus far at the World Series. On Tuesday, Goodale led laps before finishing second to Patrick Emerling.
On Wednesday night, Goodale again led laps, but lost the lead to Ryan Preece in the closing laps and was subsequently tangled up in an incident with Tyler Rypkema.
“I have made a few mistakes this week that have probably cost us a win or two,” Goodale told Speed51. “Some other things just didn’t work out our way out there. Some things are in my control, some things are out of my control, but at the end of the day, we’re still sitting here without a win.”
Goodale and his team have worked hard throughout the week to compete for wins during this World Series, but ultimately they have not secured the trip to victory lane. On Thursday night, Goodale finished seventh with a car that he felt had just missed the mark on the setup.
“It’s certainly not from a lack of effort. We have speed in it. We missed it a little bit in last night’s race, but if there was a race to miss it on, that was the one.”
With that speed, Goodale hopes to close out the week with a win in the Richie Evans Memorial, matching his 2012 triumph in the event.
“We’ll try to qualify well and put ourselves in position,” said Goodale. “We’re going to take one more shot at it tonight. If we’re going to win one, that’s the one to win, so we’re going to try like hell.”
The Richie Evans Memorial headlines Friday’s racing at the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing. The Pro Late Model division will also crown its World Series champion with a 100-lap feature, with Ground Pounders and Pro Trucks also scheduled to race.
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-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans
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