April 21/22: South Beloit, Illinois-
Driving the #88 Photon Motorsports Mazda Global MX-5 Cup car, Eric Palmer finished first place in Saturday’s race while starting in the third row.
“This was not an event we expected to do well at. Being the new kid on the block and only driving the track a handful of times, I just wanted to “survive.” We knew going into this event we had some very strong competition in our field and even some national champions. All I expected to do was finish mid pack and learn from this race and apply what I learned into Sunday’s race. Apparently, my exceptions did not match reality as I finished the race first in class (T3) and second overall. We worked our way through the field, while making some risky passes which I believe won me the race.”
On Sunday, Palmer qualified in third place and knew he had to immediately create some separation between the cars behind him to have a chance at a podium finish. He overall finished the race in second place in class (T3) and third place overall.
“Today we did not have the same result as Saturday’s race but still provided Photon Motorsports a spot on the podium. Saturday was such a cinderella story for us that I knew it was going to be very tough to near impossible to top that today. We are still very proud with the results and cannot have wished for a better weekend at Blackhawk Farms.”
Our next race is again at Blackhawk Farms in South Beloit, Illinois, on Memorial Day weekend (May 26-27). We hope to continue the positive results and momentum we have previously had at Blackhawk Farms.
The entire Saturday race can be found on youtube at the link below: https://youtu.be/ydUP5Dy_Vzc?t=4m2s