With a podium finish still fresh on her mind from Round 5 at Speedworld, Corry Weller and her team rolled into Utah with the knowledge that the podium is well within reach for the rookie driver at any point for the remainder of the season.
With some early tuning issues, Weller was unable to put down her fastest times on the shortest track in the series for practice and qualifying, but she was able to work on getting as comfortable as she could on the hardpacked, deeply rutted track.
With a midpack start to Saturday's Round 7 main race, Weller would have her hopes of running towards the front dashed when her front differential failed, and she found herself in two wheel drive by lap two.
After one or two accidental 360s, Weller got a handle on her crippled drivetrain and managed to push her truck as fast as she could, challenging herself to put in the fastest laps possible under the conditions and earning a 7th place finish overall.
With a new front differential installed overnight, Weller hit the track for qualifying on Sunday morning and put in a good enough lap to earn a 6th place starting position for the main event. When the green flag flew for the start of Round 8, the Pro 4 field surged forward on the very slick track, and the race was on!
The track was small and the race was tight, and Weller found herself sideways in the air as a result of some rear contact early on the second lap, but managed to pull off a spectacular save and continued her chase. With the track getting rougher every lap, Weller fought to find some good lines, all the while battling closely with several of the veterans in the class.