Kinser pushed his MoPar-powered Maxim chassis sprint car around race-long pacesetter Brian Paulus on the 16th lap around the four-tenths mile clay speedway. Kinser went on to win by 5.63 seconds over Danny Wood of Norman, Okla. Wood, last year's...
Kinser pushed his MoPar-powered Maxim chassis sprint car around race-long pacesetter Brian Paulus on the 16th lap around the four-tenths mile clay speedway. Kinser went on to win by 5.63 seconds over Danny Wood of Norman, Okla. Wood, last year's series Rookie-of-the-Year at the age of 42, charged from 18th starting position to earn the runner-up honors. Kinser collected $5,000 for his victory.
Dallas resident Paulus claimed the show position at the checkered flag. Fourth place went to Brad Furr of Pleasanton, Calif. Furr heavily damaged his car in a practice session crash prior to the program but his team made repairs in time for the races. Furr was one of the fastest cars on the track at the finish. Australian Brooke Tatnell finished fifth.
Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla., was the quickest of the 34 cars that broke Mark Kinser's qualifying record set in 2000. Pittman turned the oval in 12.276 seconds, eclipsing Kinser's 12.950 seconds set last October 12.
Matt Clevenger of Flower Mound underwent precautionary tests at Harris Methodist Hospital following a hard crash into the fourth-turn retaining wall during the second heat race. Clevenger was listed in stable condition.
The Southern Bleacher Classic concludes Friday night, March 30 with a complete racing program at the Dirt Track. The winner of Friday night's 40-lap feature race will collect $20,000.
Feature (30 laps):
1. Mark Kinser, Oolitic, Ind., $5,000; 2. Danny Wood, Norman, Okla., $3,020; 3. Brian Paulus, Mechanicsburg, Penn., $2,500; 4. Brad Furr, Pleasanton, Calif., $2,200; 5. Brooke Tatnell, San Soucy, Australia, $2,100; 6. Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minn., $2,000; 7. Danny Lasoski, Dover, Mo., $1,800; 8. Donny Schatz, Minot, N.D., $1,600; 9. Jason Meyers, Clovis, Calif., $1,500; 10. Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Penn., $1,300; 11. Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind., $1,200; 12. Andy Hillenburg, Broken Arrow, Okla., $1,120; 13. Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Ind., $1,020; 14. Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio, $700; 15. Sammy Swindell, Bartlett,Tenn., $600; 16. Jeff Shepard, Uppeco, Md., $600; 17. Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla., $620; 18. Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn., $600; 19. James Chesson, Far Hills, N.J., $620; 20. Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, Ind., $600; 21. Stevie Smith, New Oxford, Penn., $500; 22. P.J. Chesson, Far Hills, N.J., $500; 23. Paul McMahan, Bristol, Ind., $500; 24. Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio, $500.