Chris and the team made the trip to Kern County Raceway in Bakersfield, Ca. for the $25K to win; Winter Showdown.
Chris and the team elected to miss open testing on Monday and Tuesday, and therefore played catch up most of the week for practice after finishing 33rd on the speed charts on Thursday. Quickly finding speed on Friday, they jumped up to 15th on the charts, and then qualifying 10th after qualifying early, in the sun.
Chris started 4th in a stacked 50 lap heat race, and finished 4th to line him to to start 10th in the 250 lap showdown.
At the drop of the green flag, Chris quickly made it up to 8th, and began to ride for the next 50 laps or so. After several restarts, Chris bounced back and forth between 7th through 10th.
With just a few laps before the halfway break, Chris's car didn't seem to be falling off and started working on working his way up through the field until the team ran into engine problems that dropped them out of the race.
"I felt like we had a solid car and certainly a top 10 run going. With how guys were dropping off on the long runs, I felt like we had a top 5 or 6 car there. It would of been fun to see what we had for them at the end of the race." said Eggleston.
Chris's next race will be back at Kern County Raceway on March 28th, for the NASCAR K&N West race driving the number 99 NAPA Filters Toyota for Bill McAnally Racing.