All Star Sprint Race Results - Volunteer Speedway (TN) - Fri. 7/10/98 By Scott Hall BULLS GAP, TN - Fresh off his fourth Ohio Speedweek championship, Frankie Kerr captured the All Star sprint feature Friday night at Volunteer Speedway. The...
All Star Sprint Race Results - Volunteer Speedway (TN) - Fri. 7/10/98
By Scott Hall
BULLS GAP, TN - Fresh off his fourth Ohio Speedweek championship, Frankie Kerr captured the All Star sprint feature Friday night at Volunteer Speedway. The $4,000 win was Kerr's sixth this season, and he led all 30 laps.
"I'm really glad my car owner was here to see me win," Kerr said as he thanked Stan Shoff. "I'd also like to thank Pro-shocks, Eagle Chassis and Chevrolet powered Davey Brown Engines for making this win possible."
"When the track takes rubber like it did tonight, it really gets fast," Kerr concluded.
Kerr finished a quarter lap ahead of Keith Kauffman's Warren Johnson owned United Expressline Doemelt, with the winner of the last Volunteer All Star race on July 16, 1993, Joey Saldana, third.
With quick qualifier Sarah Fisher drawing an eight for the feature inversion, Ohio's Ken "Cub" Burden was on the ButlerBuilt Hot Seat pole with Kerr alongside, with Kauffman and Brian Smith in row two. Kerr grabbed the immediate lead on the highest 3/8 oval the All Stars will visit this season, with the only yellow of the evening unfurling for the 360 C.I. machine of Louisiana teenager Jason Johnson's spin on lap three. Kerr was in the lead when the green reappeared over Kauffman, Kenny Jacobs in the Tim Hughes J&J, Saldana's Steve Mox Motorsports Stealth and Fisher's Mead Carbonless Paper Maxim. Kauffman got a wheel under Kerr several times, but could not continue enough momentum to make a pass for the lead. Meanwhile, Saldana kept heavy pressure on Jacobs for several laps before getting by for third. Fisher, after her first quick time of the season, ran a smooth and steady fifth the entire contest.
With cars utilizing both the high and low groove over the high banks to slice through traffic, Kerr held on the rest of the way for a quarter lap win over Kauffman, Saldana, Jacobs and Fisher . Keystone state driver Brian Paulus started fifth and held on for seventh, with tenth starting Dean Jacobs riding home seventh in Denny Ashworth's Imperial Packaging Schnee. Ron Chaney drove his Gambler from 14th to eighth with Burden ninth and Judi Bates moving her Bates Roofing Maxim from 12th to round out the top ten at the finish.
The United Expressline heat fell to Kerr, the Southwest Expressline heat to Chaney and the Southwest Glass heat was won by Kenny Jacobs who also won the Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash.
Time Trials: 1. Sarah Fisher, Fisher 9, 13.669; 2. Joey Saldana, Mox 17, 13.700; 3. Kenny Jacobs, Hughes 94, 13.876; 4. Brian Paulus, P&P28, 13.979; 5. Brian Smith, Smith 2+,14.001; 6. Keith Kauffman, Johnson U2, 14.089; 7. Frankie Kerr. Shoff 23s, 14.113; 8. Cub Burden, Burden 6c, 14.264; 9. Mike Hampton, Hampton 2, 14.284; 10. Dean Jacobs, Ashworth 92, 14.287; 11. Billy Wilburn, Wilburn 0, 14.292; 12. Judi Bates, Mourar 121, 14.467; 13. Mike Hudson, Hudson 1, 14.665; 14. Rob Chaney, Chaney 42, 14.732; 15. Scott Jones, Jones 8J, 14.970; 16. Jason Johnson, Johnson 57, 15.012; 17. Jerry Steele, Steele G9, 15.202; 18. Dewey Cassell, Cassell 5, 15.255; 19. Farley Livingston, Livingston 3, 16.828.
United Expressline Heat (8 laps): 1. Kerr 2. D. Jacobs 3. Johnson 4. Paulus 5. Fisher 6. Hudson. Southwest Expressline Heat (8 laps): 1. Chaney 2. Saldana 3. Burden 4. Steele 5. Wilburn 6. Smith. Southwest Glass Heat (8 laps): 1. K. Jacobs 2. Jones 3. Kauffman 4. Hampton 5. Bates 6. Cassell. Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash: (4 laps): 1. K. Jacobs 2. Paulus 3. Saldana 4. Fisher 5. Kauffman 6. Kerr.
A Main (30 laps): 1. Kerr 2. Kauffman 3. Saldana 4. K. Jacobs 5. Fisher 6. Paulus 7. D. Jacobs 8. Chaney 9. Burden 10. Bates 11. Smith 12. Wilburn 13. Hudson 14. Jones 15. Steele 16. Cassell 17. Livingston 18. Johnson 19. Hampton.