ALLSTAR: Wichita Report 96-08-21

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United Expressline All Star/NCRA Sprint Results 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS - Weds. 8/21/96 WICHITA, KS - Frankie Kerr capitalized on Van Gurley, Jr.'s slip to drive away with Wednesday's win at the 81 Speedway in round there of the second...

United Expressline All Star/NCRA Sprint Results 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS - Weds. 8/21/96

WICHITA, KS - Frankie Kerr capitalized on Van Gurley, Jr.'s slip to drive away with Wednesday's win at the 81 Speedway in round there of the second annual All Star versus NCRA Thunder Through The Plains Tour II. An astounding showing of 96 Cruiser cars pushed the checkered into Thursday morning. "After those bombers kinda chewed the track up, I thought it would stay better longer," Kerr claimed following his second All Star win of the year. "But it didn't seem to matter. We were pretty good anyway." Kerr's machine was Stan Shoff's J&J, with a Davey Brown-Chevrolet under the hood. Four starts were needed to complete the first two laps. On the original green, Kerr was beaten off the pole by outside starter Gurley. However, Craig Dollansky sat between turns one and two with his left front wheel folded under. At the other end, Rocky Hodges had spun to a stop. The next start saw Tim Shaffer and Devlin Polkinghorn spin in turn one. Approaching the next single- file start, Shaffer, in his own J&J running under the J&M Motorsports banner, Polkinghorn, Hodges and Max Dumsney stacked up on the homestratch. Finally on the fourth try, the race got going and went the last 29 laps all green. Kerr chased Gurley until the leader vanished off the top of turn two. "He just kept rinning it in there harder and harder," Kerr smiled. "I figured I was going to stay on the bottom and just keep pressuring him." All that remained was to count down the laps as Kerr worked the rubbery black groove far away from the field. "We've been running them (Goodyears) more here lately," Kerr said of his tires. "Tracks just seem to like them better." The win came with a straightaway to spare. "I thought there was someone on me," he concluded. "The wall echoes here and it sounds like somebody's right on you." Gary Wright went past Gurley, Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash winner Kevin Huntley and Outerwears Pre-filters B Main winner Don Droud, Jr. to score second. Gurley, Huntley, seventh starting Jeff Shepard, Droud, new track record holder Aaron Berryhill, 14th starting Danny Smith, Paul McMahan and Dale Blaney rounded out the top ten. The Southwest Expresslines heat went to Shaffer, the ButlerBuilt heat to Kenny Jacobs and the other two heats to Dumsney and Shane Stewart.

Time Trials: 1. Aaron Berryhill, Berryhill 97, 13.966 NTR; 2. Gary Wright, Action 9, 14.044; 3. Kevin Huntley, Johnson U2, 14.133; 4. Don Droud Jr., Cormack 1bk, 14.139; 5. Van Gurley, Jr. Gurley 3b, 14.156; 6. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23s, 14.199; 7. Jeff Shepard, Wahlie 1w, 14.214; 8. Rocky Hodges, Holbrook 8h, 14.216; 9. Paul McMahan, 10. Dean Jacobs. Jacobs 1f, 14.347; 11. Mike Peters, Grandstaff 66, 14.356; 12. Dale Blaney, Hughes 94, 14.390; 13. Nick Losasso, Losasso 51x, 14.401; 14. Daniel Coggeshell, Coggeshell 3, 14.415; 15. Danny Smith, Bodkins 00, 14.416; 16. Gary Lee Maier, Rogers 11x, 14.468; 17. Tommie Estes, Jr., Threatt 29, 14.471; 18. Kenny Jacobs, Ashworth 92, 14.480; 19. Jim Bell, Jr., Bell 3x, 14.501; 20. Devlin Polkinghorn, Polkinghorn 65v, 14.528; 21. Tim Shaffer, J&M 55, 14.542; 22. Craig Dollansky, Lindsey 2d, 14.559; 23. Max Dumsney, Bell 3bx, 14.586; 24. Shane Stewart, Stewart 61a, 14.613; 25. Jeremy Minton, Minton 13, 14.642; 26. Larry Neighbors, Neighbors 29n, 14.663; 27. Rich Bubak, Bubak 9x, 14.688; 28. Clay Bontrager, Bontrager 7b, 14.780; 29. Steve King, King 65, 14.838; 30. Shane Carson, Helms 12$, 14.902; 31. Aaron Lemmons, Lemmons 12, 14.905; 32. Brian Carlson, SC Motorsports 18, 15.097; 33. Donnie Wilson, Wilson 9x, 15.193; 34. Earnest Jennings, Jennings 61, 15.421; 35. Ken Stolfus. Stolfus 7, 15.659; 36. Tim Kuhn, Kuhn 11a, NT.

Southwest Expresslines Heat (8 laps): 1. Shaffer 2. Estes 3. Berryhill 4. McMahan 5. Losasso ButlerBuilt Heat (8 laps): 1. K. Jacobs 2. Dollansky 3. Wright 4. Coggeshell 5. Kerr 6. D. Jacobs 7. Neighbors 8. Carson 9. Jennings. Heat (8 laps): 1. Dumsney 2. Peters 3. Smith 4. Shepard 5. Huntley 6. Bell 7. Lemmons 8. Stoltfus 9. Bubak. Heat (8 laps): 1. Stewart 2. Maier 3. Blaney 4. Polkinghorn 5. Droud 6. Hodges 7. Bontrager 8. Carlson. Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash (4 laps): 1. Huntley 2. Shepard 3. Gurley 4. Kerr 5. Hodges 6. D. Jacobs. Outerwears Prefilters B Main (12 laps): 1. Droud, Jr. 2. Kerr 3. Huntley 4. Hodges 5. D. Jacobs 6. Gurley 7. Bell 8. Carson 9. Neighbors 10. Minton 11. Bubak 12. Lemmons 13. Bontrager 14. Wilson 15. Carlson 16. Jennings 17. Losasso 18. King 19. Stoltfus. A Main (30 laps): 1. Frankie Kerr 2. Gary Wright 3. Van Gurley, Jr. 4. Kevin Huntley 5. Jeff Shepard 6. Don Droud, Jr. 7. Aaron Berryhill 8. Danny Smith 9. Paul McMahan 10. Dale Blaney 11. Kenny Jacobs 12. Dean Jacobs 13. Mike Peters 14. Tommy Estes, Jr. 15. Rocky Hodges 16. Daniel Coggeshell 17. Gary Lee Maier 18. Max Dumsney 19. Devlin Polkinghorn 20. Shane Stewart 21. Tim Shafer 22. Craig Dollansky.

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