Minter Learns Plenty in First State Fair Experience OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (July 20) -- Kathryne Minter's first racing experience at State Fair Speedway came against the world's best 360 sprint car drivers in Friday's fourth leg of the 15th ...
Minter Learns Plenty in First State Fair Experience
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (July 20) -- Kathryne Minter's first racing experience at State Fair Speedway came against the world's best 360 sprint car drivers in Friday's fourth leg of the 15th Annual American Sprint Car Series Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek.
The 16-year-old driver of the #13m Concrete Crushing Company J&J finished seventh in the Fourth Wesmar-Shaver Heat Race and 13th in the Second "B" Feature.
"I was really looking forward to racing at State Fair for the first time, but it was tough," Kathryne said. "We had problems with our brakes, and our wing slider broke in the heat race. I was talking to Kevin (Ramey), and he told me to move my wing back. I moved it back and went to move it back more because the track was drying out, but it was stuck. Apparently, a piece of mud was stuck in it because it fell out in the arm later on when I was checking it. We struggled with the brakes all night, too.
"I talked to Danny Jennings about how to race the track through the night, and he helped me a lot. It was a good learning experience."
Minter is looking forward to racing in this weekend's ASCS Rocky Mountain Region double-feature event at Dodge City Raceway Park.
"I'm really glad we accepted their invitation to race," Kathryne said of the Saturday-Sunday event. "Dodge City is a really nice facility, with asphalt pits and everything. It's going to be a learning experience. I'm going to keep my mind open and watch everyone in hot laps and in the races to see the best lines to run. Hopefully, we'll nail the setup and run well both nights."
Minter is also eagerly anticipating Thursday's Lyn St. James Women in the Winner's Circle Celebration Luncheon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
"When I go to the Women in the Winner's Circle Luncheon, I'm going to be around a lot of girls who have had the same problems I'm having," Kathryne said. "I'm going to talk to Lyn about finding a crew chief, and I'm going to get one who will stay with me."