Cory started Speed Week at Williams Grove on Friday night by timing 6th fastest of the 35 cars there. He started 3rd in his heat race and finished 4th. The track was again one fast groove around the top. Cory started 10th in the feature and ran there the entire time before the bottom started to clean off near the end. He moved down and was able to catch the cars in front of him. He made a strong pass to finish 9th on the last lap.
Saturday night at Lincoln Cory timed 20th out of the 34 cars there. He started 5th in his heat and finished 4th. With a big lip on top to run around and the fact that he would have to start 20th, the team decided to take a chance and try something new to roll the bottom. Cory did not get a good start and was upset with himself for making a couple bad decisions, but he did come on strong at the end and finished 11th.
Sunday night the team made their first appearance ever at Path Valley Speedway. With 42 cars in the pits of the small 1/3 mile oval was going to be a challenge. Cory went out late in time trials but was able record the 11th quick time. A win in the heat was going to be necessary to have a chance in the feature. The racy high banked track was fast and Cory started 2nd in the heat. He battled back and forth with the leaders before finishing 2nd. Without the win Cory would start 14th in the feature. The track was starting to get slick fast and indecision was in play as to how to adjust the car. Cory was very loose and had no drive right from the start. He lost a bunch of spots and time before a red flag stopped the action with ten to go. He brought the car in and was credited with 20th position.
The 11c team will continue the week on Wednesday at Hagerstown before running the Mitch Smith Memorial at Williams Grove on Friday.