Limaland: Conover aims to maintain success

By Nick Truesdale -

LIMA — Every driver you talk to will tell you that one of the major keys to having a successful racing season is being consistent. For Jordan Conover, he has been doing just that and hopes to bring home another win Friday night. The NRA Sprints, the NWPT Modifieds and Bud Thunderstocks will all be on hand Friday night for the K&L Ready Mix Clash — Presented by K&L Ready Mix at Limaland Motorsports Park. The pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and racing begins at 7:30 p.m.

Conover, who competes in the Bud Thunderstocks, won his third race of the 2019 season last week at Limaland.

“The first few laps was a good battle between Tony Anderson, Daniel Sanchez and myself,” Convover said. “They’re both great racers and great competitors. I’ve been racing against Tony for several years now, and I’ve been good friends with Daniel for a few years. I took the lead on lap four. We had our car hooked up and hammered off the corner. It worked out in our favor.”

Heading into last week’s race Conover was sitting in fourth place. He believes that he should be sitting in third place heading into Friday night’s race. Even though his chances of capturing a Thunderstock title aren’t the greatest, he isn’t going to slow down heading into these last two races that count toward the standings.

“I’m going to try to win them both,” Conover said with a laugh. “I think that would be my only hope for a championship. We have a brand new car this year, and it’s worked really well for all of the track conditions. If we haven’t won this year, we’ve broken down, which you’re going to get with a new car. Overall though it’s been pretty smooth. The problems we’ve had haven’t been ones that we haven’t been able to fix.”

Racing for more than 16 years now, Conover is happy to be racing in the competitive Thunderstock division.

“Six of the last seven years I’ve been racing in the stocks,” Conover said. “I’ve also done Modifieds. I’ve raced two races in the Modifieds this year. I really like being back in the stocks full time though because of the competition and the guys that I get to run with. It’s a lot of work with two cars. You’re using a lot of technology and money with Modifieds. The stuff on the stock car I get to build with my dad. It keeps us close together and it’s a lot of fun.”

With 11 career victories at Limaland, Conover considers this track his home.

“Limaland has such a great hometown feel,” Conover said. “I’ve been going there since I was a little kid. I used to watch my uncle race for my dad. I used to find a screwdriver and make my own track in the dirt and race my Hot Wheels on it. It’s my favorite track to run on.”

By Nick Truesdale

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