CORDOVA, ILL. - Dale Brinsfield and his classic Camaro continue to make positive strides this season . The independent Brinsfield, who calls Greensboro, NC., his home, came out early this season with a no holds barred take attitude, and he ...
CORDOVA, ILL. - Dale Brinsfield and his classic Camaro continue to make positive strides this season . The independent Brinsfield, who calls Greensboro, NC., his home, came out early this season with a no holds barred take attitude, and he continues to show that attitude at the track. His performance at the IHRA Amalie Oil Summer Nationals was just another step towards success in 2000.
Brinsfield hoping to better his number twelve finish in the last season's point's chase came into Cordova in the same points position. Hoping to advance higher in the standings Brinsfield let it all hang out during qualifying.
During the first session "The Man In Black" laid down a respectable 6.477/217.42 on a tricky track. During his second run Brinsfield came out harder and picked up a few more spots running a 6.450/217.88. On his last attempt Brinsfield ran a stout 6.397/219.36 to put him in the number nine position.
In the first round, Brinsfield had to face off against the number eight car of Quain Stott. Stott took the advantage off the line but could not hold off the hard charging Brinsfield.
Brinsfield took the win with a 6.439/219.97 to Stott's losing 6.478/215.93.
In the quarters, Brinsfield had the daunting task of taking on low qualifier Fred Hahn. Brinsfield came to the line once again with relentless attitude. He scored a major holeshot on Hahn, a 0.460 to Hahn's 0.518, but the advantage at the tree was not enough to hold off the hard charging Hahn. Hahn took the win with a margin of victory of only 0.045 seconds. Brinsfield and his team will be at the upcoming CARQUEST Empire Nationals in Leicester, NY., July 14-16.