Steve Kinser retains ...
Steve Kinser retains #1 ranking in "Dave Bradway Memorial" Poll.
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (OCT. 3, 2002) - Ageless Steve Kinser of Bloomington, Indiana, a 10-time National Sprint Car Poll "Driver of the Year", shows no sign of slowing down in winged 410-cubic-inch sprint car racing. Kinser is once again the top-ranked driver in the nation, according to the National 410 Sprint Car Poll's voting panel of manufacturers, media members, promoters and sanctioning officials. The Knoxville Nationals and Chico Gold Cup Race of Champions winner earned twenty-six (26) of the twenty-eight (28) first-place ballots cast in the Fall poll, which annually honors the late Dave Bradway, Jr., of Roseville, California.
Defending "Driver of the Year" Danny Lasoski of Higginsville, Missouri, and rising star Craig Dollansky of Elk River, Minnesota, each received one first place vote as they are ranked second and third, respectively. Another one of WoO's young guns, Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, Indiana, is ranked fourth, while recent Williams Grove National Open upset winner Lance Dewease of Fayetteville, Pennsylvania is rated fifth in the country.
Rounding out the top ten drivers are Tim Shaffer of western Pennsylvania, Donny Schatz of North Dakota, Greg Hodnett of Tennessee, Tyler Walker of southern California, and Mark Kinser of Indiana, respectively.
The National 410 Sprint Car Poll is an official awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc. Other polls include the National 360 Sprint Car Poll, the National Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll, and the Australian National Sprintcar Poll.
<pre> Fall 2002 National 410 Sprint Car Poll: "Dave Bradway, Jr., Memorial"
Rank Driver (First Place Votes) Hometown/State Points 1. Steve Kinser (26) Bloomington, IN 2,590 2. Danny Lasoski ( 1) Higginsville, MO 1,460 3. Craig Dollansky ( 1) Elk River, MN 682 4. Joey Saldana Brownsburg, IN 661 5. Lance Dewease Fayetteville, PA 434 6. Tim Shaffer Aliquippa, PA 417 7. Donny Schatz Fargo, ND 408 8. Greg Hodnett Arlington, TN 393 9. Tyler Walker Santa Clarita, CA 371 10. Mark Kinser Oolitic, IN 351 11. Brad Furr Dublin, CA 176 12. Chad Kemenah Findlay, OH 162 13. Jac Haudenschild Wooster, OH 144 14. Stevie Smith New Oxford, PA 135 15. Tim Kaeding Campbell, CA 124 16. Daryn Pittman Owasso, OK 114 17. Jeff Shepard Upperco, MD 98 18. Fred Rahmer Salfordville, PA 94 19. Kenny Jacobs Holmesville, OH 63 20. Shane Stewart Bixby, OK 54
21. Terry McCarl Pleasant Hill, IA 38 22. Randy Hannagan Brownsburg, IN 32 23. Keith Kauffman Mifflintown, PA 19 24. Brent Kaeding Campbell, CA 17 25. Greg Wilson Benton Ridge, OH 13
Also receiving multiple votes: P.J. Chesson, Johnny Herrera, Kasey Kahne, Ed Lynch (Jr.), Kerry Madsen, Paul McMahan, Jason Meyers, Joe Roe, Sammy Swindell, Danny Wood, Gary Wright.