Team Exploring Changes To Get Back to Form
Port Royal, PA – June 14, 2023
by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt
Photo Credit: Derick Kriner Photography
Typically, by the month of June Trever Feathers would have a win, or more, on the books and he would be fine-tuning his super late model to turn top ten finishes into podiums and wins.
Thus far in 2023, the Winchester, VA native is not having that type of season. Feathers has made all nine races he has attempted but his average finish is 14th. Instead of fine-tuning, he is searching.
Feathers and father Bo are spending long hours in the shop trying to find the root of their issues, the reason the changes they have been making are not getting the results they expect.
Racing is never easy and, frustrating as it is, this is one of those challenges that only makes the eventual payoff sweeter when it is overcome.
- Date: June 10, 2023
- Track: Port Royal Speedway
- City, State: Port Royal, PA
- Quick Stats: 50 cars, Qualifying 9th in Group A, Heat 2nd (3), A-main 28th (13)
- Date: June 11, 2023
- Track: Hagerstown Speedway
- City, State: Hagerstown, MD
- Quick Stats: 40 cars, Qualifying 7th in Group A, Heat 2nd (3), A-main 18th (12)
Port Royal Roller Coaster
A large, high-quality field of 50 super late models signed in at Port Royal Speedway for the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek show Saturday night. Given that context, Trever Feather’s qualifying lap that landed him 9th in Group A was not a bad start to the night at all.
Feathers went on show speed in his heat race as well, finishing in the runner up spot after starting in row two. The 35-lap A-main was a different, yet familiar, story for the Larry Royston Racing team though.
Feathers started 13th with his eyes on racing into the top ten, but it quickly became obvious the car was not right. Feathers fought the car from the drop of the green, falling four spots on the opening lap, and four more by lap six. At that point, he retired from the event.
Port Royal has been a similar roller coaster ride for Feathers all season. Good early, not good late. Good one week, not the next.
“It’s frustrating for sure. We have been working so hard to figure out why the car isn’t responding to changes we make. Not sure what we need to do, but we will go back to the shop and put our heads together to figure out how to go forward.“, Feathers shared.
Feathers and team were back at it the following night at Hagerstown Speedway in Maryland, trying to shake off the frustrations.
Once again, Feathers came out of the gate competitive, turning in the 7th best lap in Group A qualifying in the Hot Rod Septic Treatment, Larry Royston’s Septic Services, Martins Pumping Service, McFarland Custom Painting & Wall Coverings, North River Farm, Clem’s Garage, Leggett Engine Research, Feathers & Sons Roofing, Coffelt Graphics, Larry Royston Properties, Larry Royston Equipment, Bilstein Shocks, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Bo Feathers Racing, Barry Wright Race Cars, No.20.
The heat race was also a similar story that showed even more promise. Feathers started 3rd and raced into 2nd in the early going, then set his sights on leader Rick Eckert.
Feathers closed on Eckert multiple times, showing his nose to the veteran. He couldn’t quite get the run he needed to claim the top spot but the runner-up finish less than a second back was a good sign.
In the 35-lap main event, Feathers started 12th. He did not get off to a great start, falling to 16th on lap five. From there he found a rhythm and chipped away and recovering the lost ground.
By lap fourteen Feathers was back up to 12th and a few laps later raced his way into 11th. The race had run green from the start and when the first caution flag appeared with six laps remaining, Feathers had cracked the top ten.
The ensuing restart is where the night took a turn. Feathers lost two spot on lap 29, then continued to slide slowly, ending the night 18th at the checkers.
“I don’t know what to say. We were at least decent until that last restart and then the car was just terrible suddenly.”, Feathers said. “We have to make some changes.“
Feathers and the Larry Royston Racing team have not determined their plans for the upcoming weekend as of yet. Their current efforts are in the shop working on resolving some issues. Stay tuned to Trever’s social media outlets, as well as Addicted2Dirt PR for schedule updates very soon.
9 races, 0 wins, 2 top 5’s, 3 top 10’s, 5 top 15’s
The answer to our last trivia question is Trever Feathers competed at the Winter Nationals at East Bay Raceway Park with the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series in 2020!
Now, on to this week’s question. What university did Trever earn a degree from?
The answer in the next press release!
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