Gabe Sommers Racing (GSR) recently completed a challenging six-day racing spree across three different venues in two states. The racing action commenced at Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Illinois, for the Wayne Carter Classic 100 with the ASA Midwest Tour. Despite a strong performance in time trials, where the No. 15 car secured the fourth spot, Gabe Sommers had to settle for an eighth starting position after the invert. Throughout the race, Sommers steadily climbed his way to second place but fell short of the leader in the closing laps. Nevertheless, the No. 15 team increased their lead in the standings to 48 points.
Following the event at Grundy County Speedway, GSR quickly regrouped for the 44th Annual Slinger Nationals in Slinger, Wisconsin. Although the team showed promise during practice, Sommers narrowly missed the cut for the top 16 qualifying positions, leaving him in 27th place. This forced GSR to compete in the Last Chance Qualifier, but a late caution dashed their chances of advancing, resulting in a disappointing outcome.
Undeterred, Gabe Sommers Racing took on the challenge at the Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, on July 13. After qualifying in third place, Sommers expressed his confidence in the racecar’s performance, hailing it as the best since the previous year’s race at the Dells. However, misfortune struck early during the first feature, as a spin in the second turn led to a multi-car collision, causing significant damage to the No. 15 car and ending their night prematurely.
Despite the setbacks faced in the previous races, Gabe Sommers Racing remains determined to reclaim their position at the top. The entire crew has been motivated by recent events and is eager to prove themselves. Fans can look forward to the ASA Midwest Tour’s upcoming Larry Detjens Memorial 125 at State Park Speedway in Wausau, Wisconsin, on July 22. The No. 15 car will be one to watch as GSR aims for a strong performance. The race can be witnessed in person or via the live broadcast on MidwestTour.TV, with qualifying beginning at 4 PM CST, followed by the race at 6 PM CST.