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SPOTLIGHT ON SPEED: Steve Herrick

SPOTLIGHT ON SPEED: Steve Herrick


Topekan Steve Herrick has had an impressive start to the 2013 dirt track season, setting the pace in Heartland Park Topeka's Stock Car class most of the year.
But a couple of tough finishes in recent weeks has driven home the point to Herrick that no lead is safe in racing.
"It can go away in a second,'' Herrick said. "It just takes one bad night and it all goes away. We've just got to keep plugging away at it and keep doing what we're doing.''
Herrick still holds a 25-point lead in the Stock Car standings and said that the key the rest of the way will be consistency.
"Every night is a different night,'' Herrick said. "We just go out and try to do the best we can every night and end up where we can.
"We've got a fast race car, so I try not to go out and tear it up. You've got to finish first and we try to finish every race. Hopefully it turns out good for us.''
Herrick has been a title contender at Heartland Park for several seasons, but it is still looking for his first track championship after multiple second-place points finishes.
Herrick is hopeful that this could finally be his year to celebrate.
"When it gets down to about three or four races left, then I'll start worrying about if I'm going to make it or not,'' he said. "Until then I'm just going to go out and try to finish and do the best I can.''
"I'm due for one and sooner or later I'm going to get one.''
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