(BRISTOL, Tenn. â€“ June 10, 2000) â€“ Mopar Performance Parts Maxim driver Mark Kinser ran to a fourth-place finish in Saturday's inaugural Channellock Challenge Pennzoil World of Outlaws feature at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday ...
(BRISTOL, Tenn. – June 10, 2000) – Mopar Performance Parts Maxim driver Mark Kinser ran to a fourth-place finish in Saturday's inaugural Channellock Challenge Pennzoil World of Outlaws feature at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night.
Following Kinser's rousing victory in Friday's preliminary event, the Indiana resident dominated the second Channellock Dash and started on the pole for the 30-lap finale. Kinser quickly fell to fifth at the start as eventual winner Sammy Swindell, runner-up Stevie Smith and third-place Steve Kinser and Donny Schatz moved past.
The defending Pennzoil World of Outlaw champion moved to fourth when Schatz experienced mechanical woes on lap 13.
"Even though we won the dash, we suffered a broken fuel pump," said Kinser, who maintains his second-place points position. "This Mopar Performance Parts engine just didn't like the new fuel pump we had in the feature.
"This was a real fast track tonight," Kinser continued. "We'll take a top five finish any night. It was just one of those nights where we were a little off."
The temporary half-mile dirt oval really impressed Kinser this weekend.
"When I first came here I was in awe," Kinser said. "I have never been to a (NASCAR) Winston Cup race, but I can see why people love it so much. This place is just amazing."
According to Bristol Motor Speedway officials, it was the largest crowd to ever attend a sprint car race.