Brinsfield Cards Finest Performance In 1999, Reaches Quarter-finals at IHRA Holley Spring Nationals ROCKINGHAM, NC-- Before the 1999 season began, many prognosticators predicted that Dale Brinsfield would be a contender for the class ...
Brinsfield Cards Finest Performance In 1999, Reaches Quarter-finals at IHRA Holley Spring Nationals
ROCKINGHAM, NC-- Before the 1999 season began, many prognosticators predicted that Dale Brinsfield would be a contender for the class crown. Pretend that it’s Darlington and the veteran Pro Modified racer from Greensboro, N.C., was given another chance by fate to start his season over. That’s exactly the way it looked at the IHRA Holley Spring Nationals in Rockingham, N.C., which is the veteran’s proverbial national event home track.
The Dylan Mortgage-backed, 1968 Camaro was in conservative form, but more than willing to exhibit the necessary muscle that would be required to make the program. In the first session of qualifying, Brinsfield secured the12th spot with a 6.592/212.56. Brinsfield then stepped up to the Pro Modified “batter’s box” with a 6.492/217.65 during the second session. He failed to improve during the third session and fell to the ninth spot. The final round afforded the team an improvement with a 6.483/217.33, which maintained his ninth position. The first round paired him opposite Ed Hoover and Brinsfield made quick work of the Pro Modified legend by a 6.497/216.60 to 6.495/217.70 margin. The tale of the tape was a quicker reaction. In the quarter finals, Brinsfield drew the top qualifier Tommy Mauney, but fell short in the end with a 6.559/215.36 to Mauney's 6.471/217.65.
The Dylan Mortgage-sponsored team plans to continue his championship conquest at the IHRA Amalie Oil Nationals in Cordova, Ill during the weekend of June 18-20. Brinsfield, along with each Pro Modified contestant, will be afforded four qualifying runs during the course of the event and the quickest sixteen entries will compete in final eliminations on Sunday. This event will be televised on ESPN2 with the dates TBA in an upcoming issue of Drag Review.
Dylan Mortgage is based in Wilmington, N.C., and employs a staff of 300. They host offices in such states as both the Carolinas, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. According to Caviness, a vast expansion this year will bring new venues such as Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma and Virginia. Dylan is no stranger to championships, as it currently sponsors the two-time national champion in organized softball.