Kinzer Leads Majority of Fall Nationals Opener; Lands on Podium!
22, 2019) The Kinzer Motorsports team entered
the first two events on the Schaeffer's Oil Fall Nationals Series
schedule on August 16-17 in the states of Tennessee and Georgia.
On Friday night in the $4,000 to win series lid lifter at Smoky
Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee, Brandon Kinzer laid down
the quickest lap overall during qualifying to earn Fast Time honors
and the pole position for the 40-lap main event. After leading the
first thirty circuits in the headliner, Brandon wound up settling
for a strong third place podium effort behind only victor Tommy
Kerr and runner-up Robby Moses! (Brian McLeod
At North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Georgia on Saturday evening,
a $10,000 top prize was on the line in the second-ever event for
the Schaeffer's Oil Fall Nationals tour. BK stopped the clock eighth
quickest in Group B during qualifying and later grabbed the fourth
transfer spot through his stacked heat race. The Lexington, Kentucky
ace then started the 60-lapper from the outside of the eighth row
before eventually pulling off the racing surface shortly before
the halfway mark to place twentieth in the final finishing order.
Full results from both weekend tilts can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
"We unloaded a new piece the other night at Smoky Mountain
and we were fast right out of the box," commented Kinzer recently.
"I was able to qualify well and lead the first thirty or so
laps. That cushion, especially in turns three and four, was getting
pretty treacherous and I should have moved down on the racetrack
there at the end of the race. Maybe we could have held those guys
off for another ten laps on the bottom and got the win, but who
knows? Then at North Georgia, I feel like our car was pretty fast
there as well, but the track just took rubber early in the feature
and it was really hard to go anywhere. I just wound up pulling in
before halfway to save our stuff and we will live to fight another
day. It was an encouraging weekend though and I look forward to
seeing what Dale (McDowell) can do in our stuff this coming weekend
in the Dirt Million."
Brandon is scheduled to enjoy the upcoming weekend off from racing
action, but his #18 team will be busy with Dale McDowell slated
to jump behind the wheel of their Kinzer Drilling Company / Quality
Natural Gas / Will Kinzer Foundation for Autism Research sponsored
Sweet-Bloomquist machine for the 2nd Annual 'Dirt Million,' which
will take place from August 22-24 at Mansfield Motor Speedway in
Mansfield, Ohio. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series mega-event
will kick off later tonight and on Friday at the Buckeye State venue
with a pair of duels. Drivers will be split into two groups on each
prelim day, which each group competing in its own $10,000 to win
Competitors earn points based on qualifying, heat races, and main
event finishes during the two nights of preliminary action. The
point totals will then be combined to set the heat race lineups
for Saturday's lucrative 'Dirt Million.' The total purse for the
100-lap crown jewel event currently stands at over $311,000 and
is sure to rise prior to opening ceremonies on Saturday. With each
of the 30 finishing positions in the 'Dirt Million' paid off a percentage
of the total purse, the winner is set to receive at least $93,000
while last place will earn at least a $2,500 paycheck. Dale, who
also wheeled a Kinzer Motorsports entry in the inaugural version
of the 'Dirt Million,' was paid for a strong eighth place performance
last year at Mansfield. More information can be located online by
clicking on www.DirtMillion.com.
Kinzer Motorsports would like to thank the following marketing
partners for their support: Kinzer Drilling Company, Quality Natural
Gas, Will Kinzer Foundation for Autism Research, New Era Industrial,
Klotz Synthetics, Cometic Gasket, Decal Designs, Clements Race Engines,
Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, Shane McDowell Racing, Penske Racing
Shocks, Dyer's Top Rods, Speed Bear Fasteners, Allstar Performance,
Design 500, Sweet Manufacturing, Real Racing Wheels, Wiles Driveshafts,
Show Trucks Unlimited, Hypercoils, PEM Racing Gears, Hoosier Racing
Tires, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Jones Racing Products, Goodridge,
Walker Performance Filtration, Wilwood Engineering, Beyea Headers,
Stealth Carburetion, Quarter Master, MSD Ignition, Scott Performance
Wire, Maxima Racing Oils, Diversified Machine Inc., Go Lithium Batteries,
Perry County Tire, and Delph Communications.
Additional dirt concerning the #18 team can be found online by
pointing your web browser to www.BrandonKinzer.com!
Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communications