ALLSTAR: Kokomo report 96-08-04

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United Expresslines All Star Sprint Results Evans Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo, IN- Sun. 8/4/96 KOKOMO, IN - Van Gurley Jr. turned in an outstanding performance to capture his second United Expresslines All Star sprint car feature of the...

United Expresslines All Star Sprint Results Evans Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo, IN- Sun. 8/4/96

KOKOMO, IN - Van Gurley Jr. turned in an outstanding performance to capture his second United Expresslines All Star sprint car feature of the season Sunday night on the quarter- mile Evans Kokomo Speedway. "I remember coming to this place when I was younger and watching all of the Kinsers and my dad race here," the second generation driver recalled. "To win here at Kokomo really means a lot to me." Gurley’s winning machine is a Maxim Chassis with a Gaerte-Chevy powerplant under the hood. Starting from the pole after four cars were inverted, Gurley stayed in front of the 22 car field from green to checkered with lots of dicing for position behind him. Kevin Huntley started alongside Gurley in the United Expresslines Schnee and held second the first half of the event. The low groove was the line preferred by many of the drivers in the feature, including Gurley. Huntley also ran the inside line, while Craig Dollansky in the Dean Lindsey Stealth, who started seventh, began to move up on the thin outside cushion. By lap 11 Dollansky had advanced to third over points leader and defending series champion Dale Blaney and began to challenge Huntley for second. But the top cushion began to fade, and Blaney regained third on lap 19 and Dollansky went pitside after tagging the wall in turn two on lap 21. On the lap 21 restart, Gurley gain opened up his lead, with Blaney and Kelly Kinser passing Huntley for second and third. The top three remained in that order the final 19 laps as yellows on laps 27 and 32 kept Gurley clear of any lapped traffic. Blaney tried both the high and low grooves but failed in his quest to find a way around Gurley. After Gurley, Blaney’s Hughes Wheel and Axle J&J and Kinser’s Kinser Timber Stealth came Danny Smith in fourth in the Kenny Bodkins Jenkins-Kistler, with Frankie Kerr’s Stan Shoff J&J fifth. Rocky Hodges in Jr. Holbrook’s J&J, Sarah Fisher in her fathers Schnee, Dean Jacobs’ Stealth, local driver Billy Rose and Huntley, who hit the wall several times late in the race, completed the top ten finishers. Smith won the Southwest Expresslines heat, Jacobs the ButlerBuilt heat and Rose and Todd Kelley captured the other heats. Gurley took the Outerwears Pre-filters B main and fast qualifier Shaffer won the Commercial Truck and Trailer Dash. Brian Carlson flipped early in the A Main, but was not injured while Dan Henning won the modified feature.

Time Trials: 1. Tim Shaffer, J&M 55, 14.010; 2. Byron Reed, B&S 5, 14.031; 3. Kevin Huntley, Johnson U2, 14.044; 4. Van Gurley, Jr., Gurley 3b, 14.189; 5. Dale Blaney, Hughes 94, 14,215; 6. Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4k, 14.218; 7. Craig Dollansky, Lindsey 2d, 14.284; 8. Rocky Hodges, Holbrook 8h, 14.319; 9. Brian Carlson, SC 18, 14.333; 10. Sarah Fisher, Fisher 9, 14.347; 11. Fred Boso, Javelina 7, 14.367; 12. Mike Mann, Mann 37, 14.392; 13. Danny Smith, Bodkins 00, 14.445; 14. Dean Jacobs, Jacobs 1f, 14.515; 15. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23s, 14.566; 16. Randy Kinser, Kinser 14, 14.591; 17. John Hajduk, Hajduk 21, 14.692; 18. Raymond Hensley, Hensley 70, 14.773; 19. Raymond Shank, Shank 7, 14.792; 20. Tony Jarrett, Jarrett 29, 14.888; 21. Robert Huisken, Huisken 46, 14.970; 22. Jerry Miller, Jr., Miller 65, 15.025; 23. Bill Rose, Clearwaters 6, 15.032; 24. Todd Kelley, Kelley 21k, 15.052; 25. Bobby Adamson, Adamson 2, 15.170; 26. Brett Mann, Mann 19, 15.194; 27. Charlie Sarver, Sarver 23, 15.500; 28. Tom Davies, Davies 44, 16.395; 29. Jeremy Minton, Minton 13, NT.

Southwest Expresslines Heat (10 laps): 1. Smith 2. Blaney 3. Shaffer 4. Hajduk 5. Huisken 6. Carlson 7. Adamson. ButlerBuilt Heat (10 laps): 1. Jacobs 2. Reed 3. K. Kinser 4. Hensley 5. B. Mann 6. Fisher 7. Miller. Heat (10 laps): 1. Rose 2. Kerr 3. Shank 4. Huntley 5. Sarver 6. Boso 7. Dollansky. Heat (10 laps): 1. Kelley 2. R. Kinser 3. Jarrett 4. M. Mann 5. Hodges 6. Davies 7. Gurley 8. Minton. Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash (4 laps): 1. Shaffer 2. Huntley 3. Reed 4. Blaney 5. K. Kinser 6. Gurley. Outerwears Prefilters B Main (12 laps): 1. Gurley 2. Dollansky 3. Hodges 4. Fisher 5. Carlson 6. Miller 7. B. Mann 8. Huisken 9. Boso 10. Adamson 11. Sarver 12. Davies 13. Minton. A Main (40 laps): 1. Van Gurley Jr. 2. Dale Blaney 3. Kelly Kinser 4. Danny Smith 5. Frankie Kerr 6. Rocky Hodges 7. Sarah Fisher 8. Dean Jacobs 9. Bill Rose 10. Kevin Huntley 11. Tony Jarrett 12. Raymond Shank 13. John Hajduk 14. Todd Kelley 15. Jerry Miller Jr. 16. Randy Kinser 17. Tim Shaffer 18. Raymond Hensley 19. Byron Reed 20. Craig Dollansky 21. Mike Mann 22. Brian Carlson. Point Standings - United Expressline All Star Sprints: 1. Dale Blaney 3535; 2. Tim Shaffer 3125; 3. Kevin Huntley 3076; 4. Frankie Kerr 3019; 5. Dean Jacobs 2993; 6. Craig Dollansky 2976; 7. Danny Smith 2947; 8. Van Gurley Jr. 2843; 9. Brian Carlson 2435; 10. Jeremy Minton 2254.

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