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Rain out in Montana benefits Havens as he heads to G.E.T. Rich 212

Spokane's Braeden Havens will be able to take part in the high-stakes G.E.T. Rich 212 event. The NASCAR and late model veteran heads to Big Sky country with momentum on his side as each 2013 start has netted top finishes with a third-place run coming at Spokane County Raceway on May 18


 

For Immediate Release: Killer B Motorsports Media Relations

 

SPOKANE, Wash. (May 31, 2013)-With rain forcing the G.E.T. Rich 212 at Montana Raceway Park to be rescheduled to this weekend, Spokane's Braeden Havens will be able to take part in the high-stakes annual event. The NASCAR and late model veteran heads to Big Sky country with momentum on his side as each 2013 start has netted top finishes with a third-place run coming at Spokane County Raceway on May 18.

 

“We've run our Western Rail Chevrolet three times this season and at the end of each night the results were better then the race before. Our team has said the sky's the limit for our Port City chassis and coming out of Spokane with a third-place gives us hope for a solid run in Montana this weekend,” Havens said. “The key to improving each week has been getting more and more seat time with this new car. We applied our notes from two quarter mile races (Wenatchee and Stateline Speedway) to the set-up at Spokane County Raceway and the performance really picked up. We had a strong car in qualifying, led some laps and learned some things we're going to be trying at Montana.”

 

One area the team has adjusted in recent weeks is the handling package for qualifying, he added.

 

“With the new car our goal was running each and every lap of practice and racing with the focus on improving the set-up for the long haul. As that has settled in we went after a qualifying package in Spokane that really worked for us. We sat on the pole at a Montana race last season and ran well so those notes and what we gained recently should be helpful come Saturday night.”

 

Havens has had success at Montana Raceway Park in recent seasons. With a pole award, a strong starting position in last year's Montana 200, solid runs in the ARCA West series, getting around the challenging quarter-mile is something that the college freshman is comfortable with, he explained.

 

“You have to be wiling to use both grooves of the track when you're racing at Montana Raceway Park. The bottom is the best place for running in race trim but to move forward a car that can go to the outside and make it work will really go along way towards finishing well. This team and I have worked on that over the years and have put together some good finishes from those efforts. We know the G.E.T. Rich 212 will have a ton of talent in the field and most of the teams were at the race a few weeks ago. Even though that race was postponed those teams got practice time and all but a few got out in qualifying so we'll have our work cut out for us that's for sure. We believe in each other as a team, have a teammate (Havens' father Todd will also take part in the event) to bounce some ideas off of and with that everything should work out well for us.”

 

Qualifying for the G.E.T. Rich 212 is set for Saturday at 5 p.m. with racing to follow.

 

Keep up with Braeden Havens at killerb83.com, like the team's Facebook page or follow Braeden on Twitter @BraedenHavens


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