Minter Battles to 14th-Place Finish at Cowtown Speedway
KENNEDALE, TX (August 25) -- Kathryne Minter's #13m Concrete Crushing Company J&J was clearly one of the fastest cars at Cowtown Speedway Saturday. At times, she passed cars at will, but obstacles beyond her control determined her destiny.
Despite being forced into the wall during the opening lap and bouncing through a gigantic rut in the second corner midway through the 25-lap "A" Feature, the leader in the American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Rookie of the Year race finished in 14th place.
"My car was really fast," said Kathryne, who ran third in the Second Heat Race. "Mike (Leal, the team's crew chief) gave me a good car. I passed some cars while I was figuring out where I needed to run, then I thought my right rear (tire) went flat because it started handling differently. I think I might have broken a shock or a bar when that guy put me in the wall on the first lap.
"I went low and passed some cars down there. I just drove in a little deeper than they did. But I hit the big rut in (turn) two and went bouncing and the car completely changed after that. I hope we have a better time next weekend."
Minter, who ranks 14th in the point standings, will return to ASCS Gulf South competition Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, TX, and Saturday at her favorite racetrack -- Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX.
More information about Minter, including her "Kat's Corner" and "Off-Track With Kathryne" columns, can be found on her website at www.mint13.com. Fans can also check out Kathryne's merchandise and request a free autographed hero card on her site. Kathryne Minter Racing invites fans to visit the team's trailer after the races.
-credit: Kathryne Minter Racing