Wimmer Runs Sixth in 'Tribute to Al Hinds' Race PLACERVILLE, CA (May 5) -- You can't win 'em all -- even if you've owned a particular racetrack while putting together a historic three-race winning streak. That's what Brandon ...
Wimmer Runs Sixth in 'Tribute to Al Hinds' Race
PLACERVILLE, CA (May 5) -- You can't win 'em all -- even if you've owned a particular racetrack while putting together a historic three-race winning streak.
That's what Brandon Wimmer and Redi-Green Motorsports were thinking Saturday following the Fourth Annual Tribute to Al Hinds California Sprint Car Civil War event sponsored by Family Chevrolet of Shingle Springs at Placerville Speedway. A week earlier, Wimmer became the first driver since former Redi-Green racer Brian Crockett to win Civil War Series, Golden State Challenge King of California Series and weekly point races in the same season at Placerville's high-banked, ¼-mile oval.
Wimmer was challenging eventual "A" Feature winner Kyle Hirst for third place early in the 30-lap main event when he spun between turns three and four. The 20-year-old racer from Fairmount, IN, drove the #1K ARB Incorporated Maxim back through the field en route to a sixth-place finish.
"I was racing with Kyle Hirst -- I was on the bottom and he was on the top -- and I just hit a hole, the car bounced up, I lost it and spun out," Wimmer said. "That was only a few laps into the race, so I had time to race back into the top 10."
Wimmer, the seventh-fastest qualifier in the 46-car field, won the Third Heat Race from inside the third row.
"We were really good in the heat, but the track slicked off and got kind of rough on the bottom and in the middle in the feature," Wimmer said. "I just hit the hole wrong, and around I went."
Wimmer and Redi-Green Motorsports plan to compete in the Dave Bradway Memorial event Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway.