Kathryne Minter Chatham summary

Minter Spins Out of Top 10 at Fast Trax CHATHAM, LA (September 15) -- Kathryne Minter was on her way past three cars when she spun out of 10th place in Saturday's American Sprint Car Series Coastal Region Versus Gulf South event at Fast...

Minter Spins Out of Top 10 at Fast Trax

CHATHAM, LA (September 15) -- Kathryne Minter was on her way past three cars when she spun out of 10th place in Saturday's American Sprint Car Series Coastal Region Versus Gulf South event at Fast Trax Speedway.

Although the mishap cost the 2007 ASCS Gulf South Rookie of the Year her second straight top-10 finish, she raced back into 17th place and to within five points of ninth-place Johnny Miller in the standings.

"We were running pretty well in the 'A' main and I was going to pass some cars down low, but I missed my groove and hit a slick spot," Kathryne said. "I was going too fast when I hit the slick spot and I let off so I wouldn't spin my tires, but I got sideways and spun. After going to the back, we passed quite a few cars, but we couldn't make up the time."

Minter overcame some problems with her #13m Concrete Crushing Company J&J in the First Heat Race to finish in fifth place and qualify for the 25-lap "A" Feature.

"We had some running issues in the heat race, but we got those fixed for the feature," Kathryne said. "We still qualified for the 'A' main without having to run the 'B,' but we didn't run very well. I ran around the top and kept my momentum up so I didn't lose any positions."

Minter, who signed autographs at a Hooters restaurant in Monroe, LA, Saturday afternoon, has arranged another autograph session for Saturday, September 22nd, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Walmart Super Center on South Padre Island Drive in Corpus Christi. She will race in Saturday's ASCS Gulf South event at South Texas Speedway.

"The Hooters autograph session was great," Kathryne said. "They really appreciated us being there. We're leaving (her home in Bedford, TX) Friday night for Saturday's race because we have the autograph session at Walmart Saturday. I'm really looking forward to that. We didn't have our (temporary) tattoos with us when we signed autographs at Hooters, but we'll have them next weekend. We'll have some extra handouts -- in addition to the (hero) cards -- this time."

-credit: kmr

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Series Sprint
Drivers Johnny Miller