Dion Hindi Duel in the Dakotas summary

Neon Dion beginning to shine! (June 19, 2006 Knoxville, IA) If you have been watching the race results lately with the World of Outlaws one name seems to be appearing very constantly in top 15 finishes, Neon Dion Hindi. The ...

Neon Dion beginning to shine!

(June 19, 2006 Knoxville, IA) If you have been watching the race results lately with the World of Outlaws one name seems to be appearing very constantly in top 15 finishes, Neon Dion Hindi. The RealTruck.com/Sniper Tuning #D11 J&J Chassis has been quietly climbing in the standings while all the while enjoying top runs each and every night. Hindi is coming off his best finish of the season at Fargo with a 9th place finish. The track is the same track that nearly ended his career in 1998. Hindi suffered a severe eye injury in a severe crash that occurred when the top wing came off the car heading into turn one. The force of the crash blinded Hindi for nearly 2 days and left him with damage in his left eye. You would have never known it watching the RealTuck.com #D11 perform this past weekend.

On preliminary night Hindi qualified 13th and came through his heat in 4th to transfer to the "A". Dion ran strong and finished a solid 12th. On finals night, Hindi would qualify 8th but suffer a broken ring and pinion in the rear end and during the heat and was forced to run the "B" main. In the "B" it was no contest as the #D11 walked the field from the very start. In the feature he would once again start 13th and at the drop of the green it was very apparent just how fast the RealTruck.com J&J was. Using the high line Hindi would sweep past the competition and in 5 short laps fins himself in 10th and on the move. By lap 11 Hindi was up to 8th and charging when rubber starting coming onto the race track. With 14 laps left he could feel the tire going and rather than chance blowing it would maintain his run and only fall one spot to finish 9th. The week over all saw team post an 11th place finish at Powercom Park, 12th and 9th at Fargo. The strong runs have moved him to 11th in the driver points standings.

"Not that it owed me one but yeah it owed me one." Said Hindi with a grin. "I am really proud of this team. Things are starting to click. We have found some things and our motors are really starting to shine. It took a bit at the start of the season but we have learned and I with some strong qualifying and a closer to the front start we can win one of these things. I heard all the doubters during the season but we kept out head up and knew we belonged here. It's a great feeling when you walk through your pits and fellow drivers commenting on your runs. I am ready for Knoxville!"

-dh-

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