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FT. WORTH, Texas (June 10, 2016) It was a battle against the fierce Texas heat for Ryan Lynch in the #GoKarting/BlankHood.com Chevrolet for the RattleSnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. Ryan qualified the 07 with a lap of 30.99 at over 174 mph around the 1.5 mile oval. As the green flag fell, Lynch began his longest NASCAR event to date and quickly experienced some of the toughest conditions the sport has to offer. With little ventilation inside the truck, temperatures quickly rose in the burning hot, stuffy Texas evening weather. Lynch worked to get better control of an ill-handling truck as the race progressed, but found managing the heat an equally difficult task.
"At every stop I was pouring ice cold water down my suit just trying to cool off. The June heat here, even in the evening, is incredibly unforgiving," stated Lynch. Ryan survived the race and brought the truck in without a scratch to a commendable 26th place finish. Though the finish was not his best, it was a personal victory. "I can't thank Bobby Dotter enough for giving me the opportunity to get back in the truck, especially at Texas. That was probably the toughest race I've run, and definitely the longest. My goal was to come out clean at the end and get that track time no matter what the physical demands. It was also great to have #GoKarting and my home kart track, 201 Go-Kart Speedway, on the truck. Being able to bring where I started full circle to NASCAR is a really awesome experience."
Texas native, Ryan Lynch, is set to make his sixth career start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in the Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday, June 10. Lynch will drive the 07 BlankHood.com Chevrolet fielded by SS Greenlight Racing in his third visit to his home track. "I was thrilled to get the invite from Bobby Dotter to run the truck for him again at Texas. We had a solid run in 2014 and I am looking forward to an even better race this time around. This SS Greenlight Racing team is an awesome group to work with."
Ryan has spent the past season revitalizing the grassroots kart racing in his hometown as well as pursuing professional experience in road-race karting. The team will run the "#gokarting" logo to bring awareness to kart racing and highlight the opportunity for families to become involved and active at their local racetracks.
MARCH 2016 - Hitting the track for the first time in 2016, the BlankHood.com SodiKart DD2 had a solid run at Dallas Karting Complex during the first club race event of the year. Ryan posted the second fastest time in the qualifying round, and finished third in both the heat and feature events of the day. "The kart was really strong, but I'm still in the process of learning how to make it through some of the tighter turns on the course with speed and finesse." The March 13th event was the first in a multi-month series of races at the .8 mile sprint course on the outskirts of the Dallas metroplex. The BlankHood.com team plans to make a run at the series point championship for 2016 in addition to other racing throughout the year.
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