|Ward (farthest right) looks at his car after|
a 50-lap feature race.
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On June 18, 2020, drivers from all over the country converged on 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Wisconsin for the Clash at the Creek, a $10,000-to-win IMCA Modified race. Iowa’s Tim Ward started fifteenth, was involved in a spin not of his own making on lap 20 of 50, started shotgun on the 20-car field after that and passed his way up to ninth by the end of the race. I caught up with Ward in his pit area after the race.
(The following interview was edited for clarity.)
WS: JUST TALK TO ME ABOUT YOUR RACE TONIGHT. I SAW YOU BEING AGGRESSIVE THERE ALL THROUGHOUT THE RACE.
TW: Ah, it went alright. Definitely could’ve been worse. We had a really good car. I was moving forward for what we had and got collected in one and two in a little wreck, was able to come back and I think we ended up ninth. It was a good run. There were a lot of tough cars out there, I’ll take it.
WS: YOU’RE A LITTLE WAYS FROM HOME. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE FAVORITE PLACES YOU’VE TRAVELLED TO ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHILE RACING?
TW: 141 Speedway here is one of my favorite tracks to go to. Sometimes we do the North Dakota tour, there’s a bunch of fun racetracks up there. We race Boone and Marshalltown weekly and they’re pretty fun racetracks. We try to run the specials and run the weekly events as well. Most places you go to are pretty fun.
WS: SPEAKING OF SPECIALS, YOU RAN ELDORA LAST YEAR WITH KART IDAHO. HOW DID THAT DEAL COME ABOUT?
TW: Some really cool people out in Vegas we met through the dirt stuff, they like to play around with asphalt stuff a little bit and they had some connections. They wanted to go run a K&N race in Vegas and then they picked up a truck last year and wanted to do the Eldora show. We were fortunate enough to be able to drive that hot rod.
WS: DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING LINED UP FOR THIS YEAR?
TW: Yep, we’re running that same truck again this year. Pretty pumped up about that. Not really sure when it is, but we will find out soon, hopefully.