Inside Line Promotions – LUBBOCK, Texas (Sept. 29, 2020) – John Carney II enjoyed a career-best run during the famed COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires last year.

The SawBlade.com Xiphos saw blade sponsored competitor finished second during the preliminary night before earning a third-place outing at the finale of the marquee event hosted by I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

“I think last year at this race we started on the pole the first night so we were high point and we ran second,” Carney II said. “We made the dash and ran fourth in it during the second night. I actually led probably 10 or 12 laps in the feature. We ended up with a third so I’m certainly looking to improve on that.”

Carney II will return to the bullring this Friday and Saturday for the 33rd edition of the event, which is sanctioned by the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

“We’ve always had a fast car there,” he said. “Sometimes it’s a matter of not getting tangled up with someone early in the night. It’s not where you start in the heat race; it’s who you start with. You always want to have one or two cars that you feel like you can pass. The biggest thing is not getting together with anyone in the heat race or the qualifier because that will ruin your weekend.”

Carney II has visited I-30 Speedway twice this year. He was in contention for a top five and potentially a win during a start in June before contact resulted in a DNF. Carney II advanced from 20th to 13th during his most recent visit in August.

SEASON STATS –

35 races, 5 wins, 9 top fives, 17 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Friday and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 33rd annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour