WINSTON-SALEM, NC : The 2016 U.S. Legend Cars Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway kicks it up a notch this week with two races. After a wild first round last week in which John Holleman survived the carnage to finish 3rd in the Legends Semi-Pro feature, the championship chase is off to a good start.
“We survived the first night. That’s really all we wanted to do,” said Holleman on week 1. “We didn’t want to tear up a race car on the first night. If you get a bad finish early on in the season you put yourself in a hole you need to work the rest of the summer to get out of with just the one drop.”
“We just wanted to survive and if we could get up there and maybe get a win. I went and took the outside [on those restarts] because we were fourth in line and would have had to line up seventh with the front three choosing low, so our hands were kind of tied there having to take the outside.”
“We couldn’t really ask for anymore on the first night with a good third place run with the Midway Mobile Storage Legend Car in our first Shootout with AK Performance. It is going to be a fun summer and we are right where we want to be by getting solid finishes and maybe snag a couple of wins here and there. We will get faster each week and I have no doubt about that. We are going to work some more Monday in practice for this doubleheader and maybe get some more speed in that thing.”
The second round of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout is Monday night, June 20th and round three is on Tuesday, June 21st. Gates open at 5 PM for both nights of racing action. If you can not attend in person, watch Holleman race live on the U.S. Legend Cars YouTube channel beginning around 7 PM.