ALLSTAR: Limaland Motorsports Park OH Speedweek 98-07-03

All Star Sprint Ohio Speedweek Results Limaland Motorsports Park FRI. 7/03/98 By Scott Hall ALLENTOWN, OH - Kevin Huntley emerged on top after a wild four lap battle with Kelly Kinser in earning the win the All Star sprint 30-lap ...

ALLSTAR: Limaland Motorsports Park OH Speedweek 98-07-03

All Star Sprint Ohio Speedweek Results Limaland Motorsports Park FRI. 7/03/98 By Scott Hall ALLENTOWN, OH - Kevin Huntley emerged on top after a wild four lap battle with Kelly Kinser in earning the win the All Star sprint 30-lap Ohio Speedweek feature Friday night at Limaland Motorsports Park. Huntley earned $5,000 for the 7.5 mile run, his second win of the season.

"I really love these kind of racetracks," a jubilant Huntley exclaimed in victory lane, speaking of the rough track conditions. "You can really go at it. This is my kind of deal here. We changed the car around a little bit tonight and we were pretty nice. I didn’t think I was going to get around Kelly, we got lucky." Huntley’s mount was the Rick Daugherty Wesmar-Chevrolet powered Doemelt, wrenched by Jim Darley and using Goodyear tires.

Kinser, who tagged the frontstretch wall and damaged his wing when Huntley got by, said, "I just messed up. Those lapped cars kept racing me back," Kinser said of second aboard the Kinser Timber Stealth-Gaerte.

With eight cars inverted on the starting grid, Kinser was on the ButlerBuilt Hot Seat pole with Joey Saldana alongside, and Alvin Roepke and Kevin Huntley made up row two. Kenny Jacobs spun on the first start, sending him to the tail. On attempt two, Tim Allison and Nick Naber both took nasty flips in turn one to bring out a red. Attempt three saw Scott Jones get sideways exiting turn two, with Jim Nier crashing into and flipping over Jones for another red. When the event finally got the green, Kinser led over Saldana and Huntley when Brian Paulus spun with two laps in the books for another yellow.

Kinser went high to lead over Saldana when the green reappeared, with Huntley trailing in third. Saldana tried a slide job for the lead in turns one and two, drifting up in front of Kinser exiting turn two. The pair made contact nose-to-tail, with Kinser pushing Saldana out of the way and continuing to lead. Saldana still was second as heavy lapped traffic came into play, allowing third place Huntley to close on the lead duo. Danny Smith did a 360 degree spin on the front chute on lap 14, but everyone avoided him and he kept going. The half-way order was Kinser, Saldana, Huntley, Keith Kauffman, Kerr and D. Jacobs. At lap 17, Saldana made another try for the lead, and this one stuck. He dove low in turn three and drifted in front of Kinser exiting turn four to take the lead. But Saldana’s lead lasted only two laps as he got sideways in turn three and spun out, handing the lead back to Kinser. On the restart following Saldana’s caution, Jones hit the turn two wall and flipped, to bring out the red again at lap 18.

Kinser led again on the next green, and on lap 23 bounced hard off the dirt ledge built up in turn one, but he kept his lead. With six laps remaining, traffic again came into play. Huntley closed right on the leader’s tail on lap 25, and a lap later he made a challenge. On lap 27, Huntley dove low exiting turn four and led for an instant, but Kinser powered back by to maintain the lead. Huntley tried the same move again a lap later, with the leaders side-by-side to cross in front of the flagstand. On the white flag lap, Huntley dove under Kinser in four again in heavy traffic, with Kinser trying to fight back by, but he hit the front concrete, and his wing grabbed the fence and peeled back halfway and Huntley took over the lead. He led the final circuit to win by two car lengths. Kinser snared second ahead of Kauffman with D. Jacobs, who started 13th, next. Kerr held on for fifth, with K. Jacobs moving all the way up from last to sixth in the Hughes Wheel and Axle J&J. Butch Schroeder was a consistent seventh, with tenth starter Sarah Fisher eighth, Roepke ninth and Rodney Duncan tenth.

The United Expressline heat fell to Rodney Duncan, the Southwest Expressline heat to Nier, the Southwest Glass heat was won by USAC Invader David Steele and the United Specialties heat went to Naber. Huntley won the Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash with D. Jacobs the United Expressline B Main winner. Bob Distel captured the KSE Racing Products C main. Frankie Kerr’s 10.982 clocking was a new track record and the first-ever Lima lap under 11 seconds, breaking Tyler Walker’s year old mark. Brian Paulus flipped and rode the turn two concrete in the fourth heat. Paulus was not injured.

Time Trials: 1. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23s, 10.982 (NTR); 2. Butch Schroeder, Gottschalk 17, 11.087; 3. Keith Kauffman, Johnson U2, 11.108; 4. Brian Paulus, P&P 28, 11.113; 5. Kevin Huntley, Daugherty 7, 11.182; 6. Alvin Roepke, R&F 99, 11.183; 7. Joey Saldana, Mox 17, 11.194; 8. Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4K, 11.265; 9. Tim Kern, Hay 28, 11.272; 10. Sarah Fisher, Fisher 9, 11.276; 11. Scott Jones, Jones 8J, 11.294; 12. Kenny Jacobs, Hughes 94, 11.311; 13. Dean Jacobs, Ashworth 92, 11.338; 14. John Ivy, Bogner 5I, 11.362; 15. Judi Bates, Mourar 121, 11.402; 16. Randy Kinser, Kinser 14, 11.406; 17. Rodney Duncan, Harrison 22, 11.428; 18. Jim Nier, Nier 00, 11.433; 19. Tim Allison, Lotz 11x, 11.495; 20. Chad Kemenah, Harble 15, 11.547; 21. Fred Boso, Javelina 7, 11.579; 22. John Hawk, Nickles 31, 11.589; 23. David Steele, Spectrum 60, 11.622; 24. Nick Naber, G&N 6, 11.623; 25. Jimmy Stinson, Brown 99, 11.656; 26. Landon Stover, Melick 2m, 11.676; 27. Todd Kelley, Kelley 21k, 11.683; 28. Ed Neumeister, Neumeister 11n, 11.689; 29. Cub Burden, Burden 6c, 11.692; 30. Bob Distel, Distel 4d, 11.706; 31. Bobby Allen, Pell 1a, 11.724; 32. Danny Smith, Smith 4, 11.729; 33. Rob Chaney, Chaney 42, 11.782; 34. Johnathan Stevens, Stevens 4j, 11.784; 35. Bob Teeple, Teeple 8T, 11.808; 36. Scott Miller, Miller 5m, 11.832; 37. Chuck Wilson, Wilson 31, 11.843; 38. Eric Hysong, Hysong 72, 11.850; 39. Van Gurley, Jr., Bible 22, 11.886; 40. Dwain Leiber, Leiber 62, 11.914; 41. Rocky Hodges, Holbrook 8, 11.945; 42. Mark Christman, Christman 34, 12.014; 43. Chris Nagy, Nagy 28n, 12.270; 44. John Wisbon, Wisbon 5w, 12.307; 45. Brian Smith, Smith 2+, 12.745; 46. Brian Crisp, Crisp 1c, 12.766; 47. Scott Carter, Carter 4c, 12.834; 48. Bruce Robenalt, Robenalt 98, 12.984; 49. Mark Keegan, Keegan X, NT.

United Expressline Heat (10 laps): 1. Duncan 2. Kern 3. Kerr 4. Huntley 5. Stinson 6. Wilson 7. D. Jacobs 8. Chaney 9. Burden 10. Boso. DNS: B. Smith, Hodges.

Southwest Expressline Heat (10 laps): 1. Nier 2. Hawk 3. Ivy 4. Schroeder 5. Roepke 6. Fisher 7. Stevens 8. Stover 9. Distel 10. Hysong 11. Christman 12. Crisp.

Southwest Glass Heat (10 laps): 1. Steele 2. Allison 3. Jones 4. Saldana 5. Kauffman 6. Gurley 7. Bates 8. Kelley 9. Allen 10. Teeple 11. Nagy 12. Carter.

United Specialties Heat (10 laps): 1. Naber 2. K. Kinser 3. K. Jacobs 4. Kemenah 5. D. Smith 6. Leiber 7. R. Kinser 8. Neumeister 9. Robenalt 10. Wisbon 11. Miller 12. Paulus.

Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash: (4 laps): 1. Huntley 2. Kerr 3. Kauffman 4. K. Kinser 5. Saldana 6. Kern.

KSE Racing Products C Main (10 laps): 1. Distel 2. Allen 3. Teeple 4. Wisbon 5. Nagy 6. Crisp 7. Hysong 8. Carter 9. Robenalt 10. B. Smith.

United Expressline B Main (12 laps): 1. D. Jacobs 2. Paulus 3. R. Kinser 4. Fisher 5. Chaney 6. Allen 7. Stevens 8. Bates 9. Teeple 10. Wilson 11. Leiber 12. Kelley 13. Nagy 14. Wisbon 15. Gurley 16. Distel 17. Neumeister 18. Stover 19. Hysong 20. Crisp.

A Main (30 laps): 1. Huntley 2. K. Kinser 3. Kauffman 4. D. Jacobs 5. Kerr 6. K. Jacobs 7. Schroeder 8. Fisher 9. Roepke 10. Harrison 11. Ivy 12. Kemenah 13. Saldana 14. R. Kinser 15. Kern 16. Paulus 17. Stinson 18. D. Smith 19. Jones 20. Steele 21. Nier 22. Allison 23. Hawk 24. Naber.

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