Steve Kinser and Tyler Walker led a Team MAXIM sweep of the Cactus Classic at Manzanita Speedway February 20-21, 2004. The incomparable Kinser scored his 498th career World of Outlaws A main victory Saturday by winning the dash and leading all...
Steve Kinser and Tyler Walker led a Team MAXIM sweep of the Cactus Classic at Manzanita Speedway February 20-21, 2004.
The incomparable Kinser scored his 498th career World of Outlaws A main victory Saturday by winning the dash and leading all 30 laps with his Quaker State MAXIM tuned by Scott Gerkin. Kinser was never seriously challenged after taking control of the event, earning $15,000 from SLS Promotions for his two-day performance.
"This car's been running good, and Scott and the whole team has been working real hard. We're off to a good start and that's what you want to have, but there's still a long way to go. It takes two or three months to really find out who's gonna be fast out here. I grew up dreaming of racing and watching my dad race, and he was just a master when it came to traffic. I carried a helmet bag around for a while after I graduated high school, but I could never come up with anything to drive. Finally my dad and Jerry Shields let me get in one of their back-up cars, and it just took off from there. I always thought I'd get to be a weekend racer, and thought I'd have to lay blocks for a living. I just have to thank my family for putting up with me being on the road all the time to try to make a living. I'll tell you one thing, winning never gets old!"
Finishing second to Kinser in Saturday's finale was Friday preliminary winner Tyler Walker in the Guy Forbrook MAXIM sponsored by Wirtgen. Kinser and Walker led a Team MAXIM domination that saw nine of the top thirteen finishers relying on MAXIM Race Chassis, including Jason Sides (4th), Paul McMahan (6th), Brian Paulus (8th), Kraig Kinser (9th), Jason Meyers (11th), Dean Jacobs (12th), and Jonathan Allard (13th).
Friday preliminary winner Walker performed his patented back flip from victory lane after leading all 25 laps the crash-marred opener, and earned $5,000 for the Forbrook team.
Walker, whose two-day winnings were $11,000, was runner-up to Kinser Saturday. The duo led a Team MAXIM effort that saw seven of the top ten finishers utilizing MAXIM Race Chassis, including Paul McMahan (5th), Dean Jacobs (6th), Jonathan Allard (8th), Jason Sides (9th), and Brian Paulus (10th).