Boulton Rebounds for Podium Finish at Riverside International Speedway

Boulton Rebounds for Podium Finish at Riverside International Speedway

(Photo by Jacqueline Savoy Photography)

Inside Line Promotions – WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (July 30, 2020) – Tucker Boulton couldn’t wait to get back to Riverside International Speedway last Saturday night.

The previous weekend didn’t go so well. Boulton was on the cushion when another car tried a slide job in the main event. The two drivers made contact and Boulton went off of the track, slid sideways into a metal pole and destroyed his car.

It was a bitter pill to swallow, but John Howard graciously offered a car to borrow. Boulton put his motor in for Saturday night and finished third in the 305ci sprint car feature at Riverside International Speedway.

“The other car tried a slider and I was on the cushion and we met in the middle,” Boulton said. “We destroyed a 20-year-old car that had seen its better days and turned around and got back in a 2017 J&J Chassis with all the bells and whistles on it.

“We were really quick. It’s very important to turn around and get back in a car and get comfortable with it. For us, it wasn’t an option to miss a race because of that wreck. We needed to get the feel back and we did. The new car was the straightest and fastest I’ve felt all year.”

Boulton, who was out for two months earlier this year because of burns to his legs, had no problem climbing back in a race car after the crash. He adapted quickly to the feel of the newer chassis provided by Howard and showed speed as soon as he touched the track.

Boulton advanced from third to second in his heat race. The Tennessee driver started on the outside of the front row of the feature and chased the leader, placing third in a nose-to-tail finish at the stripe. It tied his season-best result.

“I didn’t have any problems getting back in it, but I will say when I rolled over after I was off the track I saw a little smoke and my get-out time was like a second,” Boulton said. “I never got out of a race car so fast in my life.

“I feel confident in the car I’m in now. The difference between the cars is night and day, and I feel I can drive this more comfortably than the other one.”

That will come in handy this Saturday when Boulton heads back to Riverside International Speedway for the Cody Burks Memorial.

“I’m really excited,” he said. “I want to see what we can do with this car. The car we have on order is the same as this one so we are getting a head start.

“We want to thank Eddie Henderson and his team at Henderson Recovery for helping our program. It means a lot to have great supporters like the Henderson Family. Also, we’re excited to welcome Ricky Holder to our team. He has a lot of experience and will be an asset.”


July 25 – Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. – Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 3 (2).


7 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s


Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Cody Burks Memorial




SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Special Thanks to John Howard

“John is a super nice guy and comes from a super nice family,” Boulton said. “It’s nice that he offered up this car until we get ours. Thanks to everyone else, too. We had offers up the wazoo, and we went with this one because it’s the same car we have on order.”

Boulton would also like to thank NAPA, DHR Suspension, Henderson Recovery and Jacqueline Savoy Photography for their continued support.


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