Blake Adams scores Ernie Mincy Early Thaw prelim at Central Arizona Raceway
Blake kicked off his 2024 season with a trip to the Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande, AZ for the season-starting Early Thaw Series, which consisted of a 6-race mini-series across two January weekends in the desert.
The opening night saw Blake charge from 8th to 3rd in his heat race before starting on the pole for the night's feature. He started off hot and lead laps early, only to suffer a flat tire on the final lap, causing him to fall out of the race.
The second night went much better for Blake as he raced from 7th to 2nd in his heat and then started and finished second in the night's 20-lap feature race, battling for the lead for the majority of the event.
Night #3 saw another good night after he worked his way from 9th up to 2nd in his heat race, he started on the pole for the feature and again battled for the lead for the majority of the event, eventually crossing the finish line with his second straight runner up finish.
After a few days off, the second weekend kicked off with a 7th to 4th run in his qualifying heat race before he started 6th and finished 4th in the night's feature, continuing to show speed all week long.
The second Friday night of the event saw Blake race to his first ever Arizona feature win, as he won his heat from the pole and then raced from his third starting spot in the night's feature race to pick up the win.
And the event capped off on the second Saturday of the series with a third to third run in his heat race and an 8th to 7th run in the night's feature race, completing a very successful week in the desert Southwest for Blake and his team.
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