TINDAL WINS AT PIR by Jeff Adams John Tindal of Fancy Farm, KY survived a fierce battle with Gary Keeling and won the $1,200 top prize in the UMP late model division on Saturday night at Paducah International Raceway. ...
TINDAL WINS AT PIR by Jeff Adams
John Tindal of Fancy Farm, KY survived a fierce battle with Gary Keeling and won the $1,200 top prize in the UMP late model division on Saturday night at Paducah International Raceway. Tindal led the first 14 laps, until Keeling made his move on lap 15, driving by Tindal on the tacky PIR surface. Keeling and Tindal raced hard into turns 3 and 4, where a lapped car got sideways in front of the pair. Tindal and Keeling both had to check up, with contact being made between the 2 leaders. Tindal regained control of his car first, and was able to hold on for the win. In the UMP Modified division, Kevin Cole used the high line to drive past Kelly Canter on lap 5, and held on for the win. Ronnie Franklin led wire-to-wire in the Pro Stock division, despite constant pressure from Jimmy Burnham. Ralph Isom won the Street Stock feature, with Randy Owen glued to his back bumper throughout the event. John Blankenship drove past leader JW Moore on lap 3, and led the rest of the way in winning the Classic Coupe feature. This Saturday, June 5, the track introduces the new 2-person Cruiser division. The cars are unique due to the fact one person controls steering, while the other controls the gas pedal. The track has built several of the cars, and any fan can claim one of the cars for $500, and go racing the next week. In addition, advanced tickets are now on sale for the Hav-A-Tampa event on June 19. The race will be 75 laps, and will pay $10,000 to the winner of the feature event. The nations finest dirt late model drivers will be on hand that evening, with the race being one of 8 in a 2-week span throughout the Midwest. Tickets can be reserved by calling the track at (502) 898-7469, Sonja Ryan at (502) 898-5103, or PR Director Jeff Adams at (309) 347-6540. A limited number of reserved seats are available.
OFFICIAL RESULTS, PIR, May 29,1999
UMP LATE MODELS 1. 7-John Tindal, Fancy Farm, KY 2. K5-Gary Keeling 3. 92-Bobby Deitz 4. 30-Todd Rust 5. 5jr-Billy James 6. 14t-Tim Brown 7. 44-Dave Eaves 8. 4-Joe Mike 9. 53-Lee Thomason 10. 15B-Bruce Fiser 11. B9-Brent Burnett 12. 8-Rich Gardner 13. 22-Kevin Stephens 14. 16B-Brian Maynard 15. 98-Danny Adams 16. L88-Willie Lang 17. 00-Troy Gay 18. 3-Randy Sellars 19. 2-Ralph Clapper 20. J88-Jim Lang 21. 5-Robert Kirby 22. 33-Steve Lampley FAST TIME: Sellars HEAT WINNERS: Tindal, Dietz, James
UMP MODIFIEDS 1. 3C-Kevin Cole 2. 7-Kelly Canter 3. 23-Jeff Elliott 4. 36-Steve Cole 5. 75-Jeff Parks 6. 5-Perry McClain 7. 8-Mike Lowery 8. 16H-Doug Higgerson 9. 9M-Michael Kemp 10. 15-Troy English 11. 40L-Tim Littrell 12. 39-Ron Wall 13. 26-Randy Stafford 14. 42-Danny Jolly 15. 8S-Michael Steele 16. 75x-Jay Parks 17. 3-Danny Tribble 18. R2-Richard Powers 19. 100-Jody Dick 20. 7H-Sam Higgerson 21. 20-Stuart Beckham 22. 31-Darrell Brewer 23. 22-Shannon Roberts HEAT WINNERS: Beckham, Lowery, Canter
PRO STOCKS: 1. 7F-Ronnie Franklin 2. 3-Jimmy Burnham 3. 91-Les Riley 4. J14-Jason Sissom 5. 2-Phil Walker 6. 21-Corey Harrison 7. 70-Darrell Hartman 8. 23-Chuck Crooks 9. 21H-Shane Harrison 10. 73-Darris Griffin 11. 97M-Joey Mack 12. 14t-Mike King 13. 4-Mark Powers HEAT WINNERS: Franklin, Burnham
STREET STOCKS: 1. 11-Ralph Isom 2. 36-Randy Owen 3. 71-Rowdy Burris 4. 16-Gary Mull 5. 43-Brad West 6. 83-Terry West 7. 31-Keith Humphrey 8. P3-Pat Patterson 9. L1-Lloyd Lingle 10. 3-Jimmy Burnham 11. 77R-Randy Pansing 12. Danny Burnham 13. 4-Trish Hartman HEAT WINNERS: Isom, Mull
CLASSIC COUPES: 1. 1-John Blankenship 2. 92-Chad May 14. 24-Sheila Blankenship 15. 1x-JW Moore 16. P2-Brad Kingston 17. 07-Lynn Turner 18. 10-Marvin Newton HEAT WINNER: Kingston