Closes Out 2017 Campaign with Seventh Place Gobbler Effort!
19, 2017) Brandon Kinzer and his #18 team
wrapped up their version of the 2017 racing season on Saturday,
November 18 with the 29th edition of the 'Gobbler' at Boyd's Speedway
in Ringgold, Georgia. A solid field of 26 competitors signed into
the pit area for the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series
finale, which paid $5,000 to the winner. Brandon tripped the clock
third fastest in his group during the time trial session and later
picked up the win in his consolation event. The Lexington, Kentucky
driver then rolled off from the outside of the third row in the
daytime affair and quickly moved up to the fourth position in the
50-lap contest. Unfortunately, BK zigged when he should have zagged
on a couple of different occasions and lost a trio of spots - eventually
slipping back to seventh at the unfurling of the checkered flag.
Complete results from the 'Gobbler' can be accessed by pointing
your web browser to www.southernnationalsseries.com.
(Brian McLeod Photo) |
Kinzer Shows Speed Throughout World Finals Weekend
5, 2017) The Kinzer Motorsports team made
their way to the state-of-the-art Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord,
North Carolina on November 2-4 for the 11th edition of the 'World
Finals.' A stout field of 75 competitors converged on the 4/10-mile
speedplant for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series
spectacular, which kicked off with two rounds of qualifying on Thursday
evening. Brandon Kinzer started his weekend by posting the third
quickest time in Group A in the first qualifying session and the
sixth fastest lap in Group A during the final session.
On Friday night at the Charlotte-area facility in
the first of two $12,000 to win shootouts, Brandon ran second in
his stacked heat race and later started the 50-lap headliner from
the inside of the fifth row. BK raced hard during the course of
the contest, stayed on the lead lap, and eventually wound up twentieth
in the final finishing order. In Saturday's $12,000 to win finale,
Brandon placed fourth in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and
twenty-eighth in the 50-lapper. Complete results from the lucrative
'World Finals' weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.woolms.com.
Website Launched for Brandon Kinzer and Kinzer Motorsports!
27, 2017) Brandon Kinzer and the Kinzer Motorsports
team welcomes you to the brand-new www.BrandonKinzer.com! The new
website, which was designed and will be maintained by Delph Communications,
Inc., features all of the same great information as the old site,
but with a fresh new look. Brandon, who now hails from Lexington,
Kentucky, has enjoyed a solid season in his first year aligned with
Dale McDowell and Shane McDowell Racing (SMR), as he has posted
nine Top Ten performances in his limited schedule. Next up for the
#18 team will be a visit to the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte
in Concord, North Carolina on November 2-4 for the annual running
of the 'World Finals.' Keep logging onto www.BrandonKinzer.com throughout
the year for the latest news and information concerning the Kinzer
Motorsports team! (Brian McLeod Photo)
Kinzer Narrowly Misses Out on $15,000 Fall Classic...
15, 2017) The #18 team was back in Super
Late Model competition on October 13-14 at Ponderosa Speedway in
Junction City, Kentucky, as the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals
Bonus Series sanctioned the 27th running of the 'Fall Classic.'
A strong 34 car field assembled at "Kentucky's Baddest Bullring"
and all eyes in attendance were fixated on the hefty $15,000 winner's
check. On Friday night during preliminary action, Brandon Kinzer
clicked off the twelfth fastest lap in Group B during qualifying
before placing sixth in his stacked heat race. BK then netted a
solid third place effort in Saturday's B-Main, but that was one
mere spot away from a transfer position into the 75-lap headliner,
which was eventually won by Zack Dohm. Complete results from Ponderosa
Speedway can be accessed online by clicking on www.southernnationalsseries.com.
in Caution-Free Paul H. Salyer Memorial at 201 Speedway
8, 2017) The Kinzer Motorsports team traveled
to 201 Speedway in Sitka, Kentucky on Saturday evening, October
7 for the 'Paul H. Salyer Memorial.' The Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man
Championship Series rolled into the eastern Kentucky oval to sanction
the $3,000 to win special, which drew a strong 30 car field. Brandon
Kinzer started his night off by posting the second quickest lap
overall during the qualifying session prior to running second in
his heat race. BK then hung around the front of the pack during
the course of the 30-lapper, which ran caution-free, and eventually
wound up in the sixth position. Finishing ahead of his #18 machine
at the checkered flag was winner Jackie Boggs, Zack Dohm, Chris
Combs, Eric Wells, and Rod Conley. Complete results from 201 Speedway
can be viewed online at www.201speedway.net.
Solid in World 100 Prelims at Eldora Speedway
10, 2017) Brandon Kinzer and his #18 team
invaded the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September
7-9 for the 47th edition of the "Granddaddy of Them All"
- the 'World 100.' The three-day crown jewel spectacular at the
Darke County facility started with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary
programs with each feature winner receiving $10,000 for their efforts.
On Thursday night, Brandon knocked down the thirteenth fastest lap
of the 104 entrants during qualifying, ran third in his heat race,
and later wound up twenty-second in the final finishing order of
the 25-lap sprint. At the "Big E" on Friday evening, Brandon
placed second in his heat race prior to slipping back to eighteenth
at the checkered flag in his 25-lapper.
The largest crowd in the fabled history of Eldora Speedway then
assembled on Saturday to witness the 'World 100' and to watch someone
walk away with $50,000, along with the famous globe trophy. BK finished
seventh in his stacked heat race and fourteenth in his B-Main. Unfortunately,
the Lexington, Kentucky ace was not able to crack the starting field
for the 100-lap headliner, which was eventually won by Jonathan
Davenport. Complete results from the Buckeye State can be obtained
by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Down Top Ten in Baltes Classic at Eldora Speedway!
4, 2017) Next up on the racing calendar for
the Kinzer Motorsports team was a visit to the hallowed high-banks
of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Sunday evening, September
3 for the 10th edition of the 'Baltes Classic.' The American Late
Model Series (ALMS) showdown drew 38 competitors to the 1/2-mile
speedplant to vie for the $3,000 winner's check. Brandon Kinzer
knocked down the third quickest lap overall during the qualifying
session prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his heat
race. After starting the 30-lap sprint from the inside of the fifth
row, BK held a position inside of the top ten through much of the
feature distance before eventually bagging a solid ninth place performance.
Full results from the 'Baltes Classic' can be viewed by pointing
your web browser to www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Busy in Weekend Triple Shot in Tennessee & Georgia
(August 21, 2017)
Brandon Kinzer and his #18 team rolled into three different southern
venues from August 17-20 for a trio of lucrative Super Late Model
showdowns. Things kicked off on Thursday evening at the ultra-fast
Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee with the annual running
of the 'Scorcher.' Brandon stopped the clock fifth quickest in his
group during Ultimate Super Late Model Series qualifying and later
grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race.
After starting the $10,000 to win main event from the outside of
the eighth row, BK wound up retiring after only sixteen circuits
in the 50-lapper and was officially paid for a twenty-first place
A pair of Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series programs
then took center stage in the Peach State over the weekend. At North
Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Georgia on Saturday night in a $10,000
to win show, Brandon unfortunately got into the wall during qualifying
prior to suffering a flat tire while in a transfer spot in his heat
race. Following an eighth place run in his B-Main, Brandon was unfortunately
forced to watch the 60-lap headliner. In the weekend finale on Sunday
at Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia, which boasted a $5,300 top prize,
the Lexington, Kentucky ace utilized a provisional to gain access
into the 53-lap feature and had moved up a handful of positions
until he was ran off the racetrack by another competitor, which
ultimately forced him to retire with another twenty-first place
effort. Full results from all three races can be accessed online
Enters North/South 100 Weekend at Florence
13, 2017) Kinzer Motorsports spent the August 10-12
weekend at Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky, as they entered
the 35th edition of the 'North/South 100,' which was once again
sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The three-day
crown jewel spectacular kicked off at the undersized 1/2-mile oval
on Thursday night with the 'North/South Shootout,' which paid $10,000
to the winner. Brandon Kinzer timed in twenty-second fastest in
Group A during qualifying and later finished eighth in his loaded
heat race and twenty-third in his B-Main. Unfortunately, BK was
unable to transfer into the 50-lap feature event that was ultimately
won by Jimmy Owens.
On Friday night, the 'North/South 100' officially got underway
with a double set of qualifying heat races at the Cincinnati-area
facility. Brandon placed tenth in both of his heat races and later
opted to scratch from his B-main on Saturday. Therefore, the Lexington,
Kentucky ace was not a part of the $50,000 to win headliner, which
was eventually won by Tim McCreadie. Complete results from the extended
weekend at Florence Speedway can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
BK Leads Early
at Ponderosa; Finishes Fourth in Pete Abell Memorial!
5, 2017) Brandon Kinzer and his #18 team
entered one lone event over the August 4-5 weekend, as they traveled
to Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky on Friday evening
for the 20th Annual 'Pete Abell Memorial.' The Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man
Championship Series presided over the dirt-slinging action at "The
Pond" and a $3,000 payday was on the line. Brandon tripped
the clock third fastest overall during time trials and later scored
the victory in his heat race.
He was then scheduled to start the 30-lap headliner from the inside
of the second row, but with the polesitter suffering mechanical
problems during the pace laps, BK assumed the pole position for
the feature. The Lexington, Kentucky driver officially led lap one
and raced amongst the top three for most of the distance. At the
checkers, Brandon found himself in the fourth finishing position
behind only victor Hudson O'Neal, Michael Chilton, and Tripp Gerald!
Full results from Ponderosa Speedway can be accessed by clicking