PUYALLUP, Wash. – Trey Starks has landed a one-off race behind the wheel of a Roth Motorsports sprint car.
The team is venturing to Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., this Saturday. It will mark Starks’ first time racing in California since October of 2017 and his first time competing at the Hanford dirt oval since October of 2012.
“I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as Todd and Brent Ventura for giving me an opportunity,” Starks said. “It’s a one-time deal for now. Potentially there’s an opportunity in the future, but for now it’s just this race.
“It’s exciting to get to run again. I haven’t been in a car for a while and it’s been a while since I’ve raced in California. We used to do it a lot.”
Starks was victorious at Keller Auto Speedway in April of 2012. That was one of two podium performances at the track that year. He also earned a pair of runner-up results there in 2011.
“It’s one of my favorite tracks,” he said. “When I used to run there I liked the shape of it. It’s one of the only tracks down there in California with no walls. It’s a pretty good size and is pretty wide so that gives you room to race. It’s one of the tracks we used to have fun at when we raced down there.
“I’d like to go down there and have a solid weekend. It’d be nice to perform well. I’m just excited to get back in a car.”