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Tough Day for Frantz at
(4/24/16)- Paul Frantz
was behind the wheel of a racecar for the first time
since his horrific crash last August. However, it
wasn't in his modified.
Paul went back to his
roots racing the Bob Wink #21 Factory Stock at
Evergreen Raceway. "I can't thank Bob Wink enough
for allowing me to drive his racecar. I've always
loved the Factory Stock division, and this is a
great opportunity": Paul said.
Paul went out
for the first round of practice and was running well
until the car shut off. Paul and his crew members
went to work trying to find out the problem. They
found a stuck needle in the carburetor. They
changed that and Paul was able to get on track just
in time for the second round of practice.
Unfortunately, the car did the same thing.
the help of Street Stock racer Dan Pawlicki, Paul
changed carburetors in hopes of fixing the problem.
Again, the car shut off when Paul tried to run some
practice laps. The team went to work trying to find
the problem. Just before the feature was about to
start, the team changed the ignition module and
removed the tachometer wire.
Paul pulled onto
the track and was lining up with the field when he
noticed he had no brakes. Determined to at least
see if the car would run, Paul took the green flag.
The car ran well, but Paul was unable to race the
car to it's full potential due to the lack of
brakes. Paul ran all twenty laps and finished sixth
of the seven cars.
a day. I thought we had a car that could have won.
We just had a few unexpected issues. At least we
got the car to run, now we need to get it to stop.
I couldn't slow the car down so I had to lift really
early to get into the corner. I have to thank
everybody that helped me today, Joe Berrocal ,as
always, Pappy Herman, Uphold Racing, Dan Pawlicki,
and my sponsors for allowing me to run this car."
FRANTZ GOING "HOME" FOR 2016
(3/15/16) Paul Frantz and the Frantz
Racing Team are "Heading Home" for 2016. Evergreen
Raceway is re-opening under new management, and
that's where Paul Frantz is headed.
"Evergreen has always been my home track. It was upsetting when it
closed in the middle of 2014. When I heard it was
opening back up for this year, I got really excited
about racing again": Frantz said.
The team is looking for a bounce back year. "2015 was the worst
season of my career. My car was torn up more last
year than all the years I was racing combined. The
big one was the wreck in August that bent the frame
really bad": Frantz stated.
Paul and his team are in the process of putting the car back
together. Paul said:"Zane Zeiner put a front clip
on it for us. Now it's a matter of paint and
Paul will be entering the seven race Modified series at Evergreen,
as well as returning to his roots. He will be
driving a Factory Stock for fellow competitor Bob
Wink on a part time basis, and possibly a few Street
Stock races as well.
"I'm really excited to get back into a Factory Stock again, it's
where I started my career. Bob Wink is a great guy
with great equipment. I couldn't refuse his offer.
I'm also in talks with Dennis Buss about driving his
Street Stock a few times as well": a happy Frantz
The first race is scheduled for April 17th. That day Paul will be
in the Factory Stock. April 24th is the first
scheduled Modified race.