Dubuque County Fair is family fest of racing excitement

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Josh and the World of Wheels, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Automotive Machine #49 came away from the Dubuque County Fair with 2 Blue Ribbons and a Red! Josh has been on fire the last few weeks. After a great heat win, he took home the Fast Car Shake-up Dash win (photo above.) Starting on the pole for the A main, Josh would grab the lead from Uncle John Schulz and mix it up with him slicing and dicing through several yellow flags. The lead changed hands several times, but Josh couldn’t quite hold on to it through all four corners. The final restart saw Josh make a valiant effort to put Unc behind him for good, but John had just enough momentum to take the checkers. Jarrod in his #3G machine would put his two cents into the family mix and cross the finish line in a respectable 4th. Jarrod is currently in a tight points battle at the top of the Sprint Invaders chart.

Ready for August with Big Strides at Knoxville!

(Bill W) July 25, 2016 – Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team continue to excel on Saturday nights at the Knoxville Raceway. Including his first podium finish there July 9, the West Burlington, Iowa driver has passed twenty-one cars in the past three weeks.  After charging from 16th to ninth on July 16, he was back at it last Saturday night, going from 13th to eighth with the National Sprint League back in town.  This week, the team has two events planned.  Tomorrow night, they’ll be at the Dubuque Speedway in Iowa when the Sprint Invaders race for $2,000 to win.  Saturday, Josh will be making his last start at Knoxville before Southern Iowa Sprintweek gets underway.

Josh is happy with the way things are going heading towards August.  “We’ve definitely been passing some racecars,” he says.  “It’s been pretty good as of late.  I think we’re about the only car consistently moving forward there.  It’s just too bad we’re not starting fifth and then doing it.”

To start up front, he knows that timing in the top ten is a must.  “We’re qualifying o.k.,” says Josh.  “We’re not completely out to lunch.  We want to be just a little better, and we’re working hard to do that.  We can’t quite put our finger on it right now.”

Once the feature starts, there is nothing to worry about.  Josh has been making charges every week.  “The car has been really nice,” he says.  “The last couple of weeks, the track has actually gotten faster.  The humidity in the air has actually come back to the track a little bit.  It’s almost been too fast come feature time.  When it slicks off, we’re even better.”

It did just that when he scored his podium finish after starting twelfth.  “It was really slick on the 9th,” says Josh.  “A couple more laps, and I really think we could have had something for them.  Two weeks ago, the track was a little too good.  Saturday, the track was pretty good as well.  We were able to go from 13th to eighth, and when you look through the field, there may have been only a couple others that were able to do that.”

Josh knows that things will be ramping up from here through the Knoxville Nationals.  “The competition is only going to get better,” he says.  “We’re going to drop in our big motor this weekend, and see if we can do just a little bit better.”

Hard Charger at Knoxville!

(Bill W) July 5, 2016 – It was another knockdown, drag-out National Sprint League show at Knoxville Raceway last Friday night (July 1).  Unfortunately, two nights of racing were cut to one when Mother Nature interfered.  Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team stood tall with a top ten finish at the end of the night.  Early, it didn’t look that way, but the West Burlington, Iowa driver surged from 20th to claim tenth amongst the toughest weekly field out there.  The team will be trying it again this Saturday night at Knoxville.

Josh timed in 19th quick in the 25-car field Friday.  “We struggled in qualifying again,” he says.  “We used our backup motor.  In addition, we had a late draw when an early draw really benefited.  Not many cars came out late and made a lot of noise.”

That put him one spot out of the feature invert, meaning he would start seventh.  “The track was just too fast at that point,” says Josh.  “It made it hard to pass in the heat races.  The bottom was just way to slimy to make anything really happen.  The top was too fast and we finished where we started.”

Josh’s point total had him starting outside row ten in the 20-lap feature.  “The track slicked off a little bit, and it got a couple of grooves on it,” he says. “We were awful nice.  We just needed more time.”

The car was rolling well in multiple grooves.  “We got rolling really well around the bottom,” says Josh.  “We were able to move around when we needed to.  I could roll the top of one and two especially well.  Most of the cars we passed were on the bottom.  That worked to our advantage.”

Josh explained why they had their backup motor in on Friday.  “We’re trying to save our good motor for the Nationals,” he says.  “We were a little underpowered early in the night, especially the way the racetrack stayed so fast.  That’s just how it goes.  We need to save our best for the Nationals.  If we can get qualified in, I really feel we can win some races.  It’s tough to win from 20th!”

He also weighed in on the competition he faces every week at Knoxville.  “People are talking about the quantity of cars we have, but definitely not the quality!  One through twenty-four, our lineup at Knoxville can’t be duplicated anywhere in the country.”