ALLSTAR: Crossville report 95-07-14

All Star Sprint Results - Crossville Speedway, Crossville TN - Fri July 14, 1995 - By Scott Hall CROSSVILLE, TN - Kenny "The Mouse" Jacobs outdueled Club All Star sprint seriespoint leader Dale Blaney in a game of cat and mouse Friday...

All Star Sprint Results - Crossville Speedway, Crossville TN - Fri July 14, 1995 - By Scott Hall

CROSSVILLE, TN - Kenny "The Mouse" Jacobs outdueled Club All Star sprint seriespoint leader Dale Blaney in a game of cat and mouse Friday night at Crossville Speedway. The event, round one of the three race Summer Sizzler Series, was worth $4,000 to Jacobs for his sixth feature win of the season and third triumph out of the last five All Star events.

Jacobs was aboard the Warren Johnson-United Expresslines Schnee with a Gaerte Chevy powerplant, wrenched by Mike Cool, while Blaney's runnerup mount is the Tim Hughes J&J, wrenched by Frank Thompson, Davey Brown, Jr. and Todd Palmer, utilizing Kriner Chevy engines. Finishing behnd the leaders was Frankie Kerr in Stan Shoff's J&J, with Ricky Hood fourth in Joe Herrera's Avenger and Keith Kaufman's Maxim fifth.

After Jacobs set a new Crossville track record at 10.661 seconds, he took the lead at the start of the 30-lap affair from fourth starting slot on the high banked 3/8 mile oval, but the action was slowed 20 seconds later when Brian Carlson dumped his mount on lap two. He was not injured in the flip.

Jacobs led again when the green reappeared, with fifth starter Blaney right on his tail. The leaders got into lapped traffic on the quick oval almost instantly, and that's where the game of cat and mouse began. Blaney would run right up on Jacobs in the open, but the veteran Jacobs sliced expertly through the slower machines with a fine precision, choosing the right hole every time, leaving Blaney no room to pass. Kerr ran steadily in third, but was never able to challenge the leaders. The track was tacky enough for the fast machines to run any groove on the speedway, high or low at will.

With the track starting to slick over in the latter stages, the high groove was the place to run fast. Kauffman, who started seventh and Hood, from ninth, battled furiously running the high groove, with Hood finally grabbing fourth for good with only four circuits remaining.

Danny Smith, aboard the Kenny Bodkins Jenkins, came from tenth to sixth at the end, with third starting Todd Kane seventh in the Holbrook Motorsports Schnee utilizing a Marty Kane engine. Volunteer state driver Joey Nash moved his J&J from 14th to eighth at the end, ahead of eighth starting Daniel Coggeshell's Viper and next to last row starter Mike Lutz in the House of Music, Quaker Steak and Lube mount.

With temperatures near 100 degrees, one driver remarked "It's too hot to race." But one fan answered, "Yes, but it's not too hot to watch." And the hot action on the speedway more than compensated for the uncomfortable temperatures.

The finish: CLUB ALL STAR SPRINT A MAIN (30 laps): 1. Kenny Jacobs 2. Dale Blaney 3. Frankie Kerr 4. Ricky Hood 5. Keith Kauffman 6. Danny Smith 7. Todd Kane 8. Joey Nash 9. Daniel Coggeshell 10. Mike Lutz 11. Randy Hammer 12. Greg Wilson 13. Jack Haga 14. Greg Cropper 15. Brian Carlson 16. Chris Hill 17. Marion Jacobs.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Warren Johnson , Kenny Jacobs , Brian Carlson , Greg Wil