Gabe Sommers brought home a pair of solid finishes, 11th and fourth, Friday night at Madison International Speedway.

The Plover, WI driver felt his No, 15 Kwik Trip, Allied Cooperative, Wysocki Family of Companies machine was pretty stout, and he went on to qualify in the second position.

“We had a great car in practice,” said Sommers.  “I honestly thought we had a winning car.  Then we qualified second and I thought that was pretty decent.”

The races at Madison consisted of twin 50-lap features.  Sommers couldn’t quite break into the top-ten in the first race, finishing 11th, but then rebounded with a fourth-place finish in the second 50-lap feature.

“Got in the race and struggled a bit,” said Sommers.  “I was happy with the fourth-place finish but wish we could have done a little better in that first race.  Our car has been so good at Madison and it was nice to finally get a decent finish in that second race.”

Sommers has a busy week ahead of him as he heads to State Park Speedway Thursday night for the first Wisconsin Challenge Series race of the year and then to Marshfield Motor Speedway on Saturday for the TUNDRA race.

Sommers’ owns seventh place finishes at both tracks from last year and hope to improve on those positions this week.

“I’m going into the Challenge Series race just like any other and go for the win,” said Sommers.  “I can’t wait to get back to State Park Speedway and I’m also looking forward to running with the TUNDRA Series again on Saturday.  It’s always nice when we can have a string of races close to home.”

On Thursday night at State Park Speedway qualifying begins and 6:00pm and racing at 7:00pm and on Saturday at Marshfield qualifying takes place at 4:30pm and racing at 6:00pm.