Eric Gunderson Wins Legends Race at All American Speedway
Eric Gunderson won in his first race at All American Speedway
All American Speedway – August 11, 2012
Eric and his team decided to close out the 2012 race season by visiting All American Speedway in Roseville, California; another track new to the team. “We enjoyed racing with the Legends community in Northern California at Stockton a few weeks ago,” said Eric on Saturday before the race. “We decided to come back to the area for another race with the very competitive Legends of the Pacific field.”
Eric and his team used Friday practice to work out setup and tire details for the race on Saturday. The practice day turned out to be very valuable and helped the team get ready for qualifying. “We got the fast time today,” said Eric after qualifying. “Our car is very good right now. We will start in 9th place on the grid after the invert, but I am confident of a good result based on how well our car is handling here at Roseville.”
As soon as the race started, Eric began moving through the field toward the front. He was in 4th when the race was red flagged for a car fire after 10 laps. Once the race re-started he worked his way to the front and pulled away from the field. “We had a very competitive car tonight,” said Eric after the race. “We got a lot of setup tips from people who race here frequently and that really helped us. It was very enjoyable to race with a field that welcomes racers from outside the local area.”
Eric thanked his sponsors Maxima Racing Oil, Oakley Inc, Vitalyte, Mechanix Wear, MLP Imaging, Nomad Slot Racing, Organic Food Bar, and Koolin’ Klothz for their support throughout the 2012 season. He also thanked his crew for working so hard to provide a car that performed so well.
Special Announcement from Eric Gunderson
I am moving to Boulder, Colorado at the end of August, to study engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. I will be focusing my efforts on school with the same intensity I bring to my racing program, and so will not be racing as much for a while. But I know I will be returning to racing at some time in the future.
I started racing when I was 10 years old, and it has been an incredible adventure. I have so many people to thank who have helped me with racing and life in general that I cannot list everyone here. You all helped me get ready for college studies through your support and belief in me. I will keep you updated with my progress in school and my future racing plans. I look forward to the next time I see you at a track somewhere!