Brandon Kinzer captures Johnny Salyer Memorial for Spring Nationals Series at 201 Speedway

By Chris Tilley, Series Publicist

SITKA, KY (April 17, 2014)—Brandon Kinzer of Allen, KY led flag-to-flag at 201 Speedway in Sitka, KY on Thursday Night April 17th for his first-career Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series victory. Kinzer also became the 14th different winner in tour history with no repeat winners. (Rick Schwallie Photo)

Kinzer drove to the $4,000 Johnny Salyer Memorial payday at his home track while driving the Kinzer Drilling Company, Quality Natural Gas, Will Kinzer Foundation for Autism Research and Bluegrass Arms sponsored Gaerte Racing Engines powered MB Customs Race Car. In addition to the victory, Kinzer is the fifth different winner this season.

FK Rod Ends Quick Qualifier and polesitter Kinzer and Donald McIntosh brought the field of 23 to the start of the 40-lapper with Kinzer jumping to the point. Two false starts because of multi-car spins would bunch the field up for a third try at the start. Kinzer would still remain in control and hold off a third-starting Jackie Boggs who would challenge Kinzer on the top side during the first few laps.

Boggs, by the fifth lap would get a run on the top and make a challenge for the lead before making contact with leader Kinzer in the fourth turn coming to the eighth lap. Boggs would spin around brining out another yellow flag. Boggs would tag the tail for the restart. Kinzer would stay on the point and lead the remaining distance for the payday over Donald McIntosh, who collected his best series finish in the Robinson Racing Club 29 Race Car. Third place finisher was Eddie Carrier Jr. of Salt Rock, WV in the Carl Grover Motorsports Rocket Chassis, after he rallied from 13th spot. Completing the top five was Tim Dohm of Cross Lanes, WV in the Dohm Cycles Rocket Chassis and fifth was Gregg Satterlee of Indiana, PA in the Keyser Manufacturing Rocket Chassis.

The Series will be back in action Friday Night April 18th at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY for Round # 6 of the season paying $4,000 to win.

Further information on the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series by Schaeffer’s Oil can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com .

Official Summary of Results
Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series by Schaeffer’s Oil
Round # 5 of 2014 season
201 Speedway-Sitka, KY
Thursday Night April 17, 2014

Feature Finish:
1.  Brandon Kinzer-Allen, KY
2.  Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, GA
3.  Eddie Carrier Jr.-Salt Rock, WV
4.  Tim Dohm-Cross Lanes, WV
5.  Gregg Satterlee-Indiana, PA
6.  Zack Dohm-Charleston, WV
7.  Chris Combs-Isom, KY
8.  Michael Chilton-Salvisa, KY
9.  Eric Wells-Hazard, KY
10.  Rod Conley-Wheelersburg, OH
11.  Billy Ogle Jr.-Knoxville, TN
12.  Dustin Linville-Lancaster, KY
13.  Shannon Thornsberry-Martin, KY
14.  Victor Lee-Danville, KY
15.  Kenneth Howell-Inez, KY
16.  Stacy Boles-Clinton, TN
17.  David Payne-Murphy, NC
18.  J.T. Conley-Wheelersburg, OH
19.  Derek Fisher-Olympia, KY
20.  Paul Davis-Pilgrim, KY
21. Jackie Boggs-Grayson, KY
22. Austin Smith-Cedartown, GA
23. Stephen Breeding-Isom, KY

Race Statistics
Entries: 32 among eight states (KY, TN, NC, GA, PA, IN, OH, WV)

FK Rod Ends $100 Fast Time: Brandon Kinzer-14.061 seconds

Last Chance Heats/10 Laps/Top-4 Transfer

Last Chance Heat-1 Finish: Chris Combs, Gregg Satterlee, Derek Fisher, Michael Chilton, Joe Ramey, Austin Smith, RJ Conley, Michael Wright

Last Chance Heat-2 Finish: Billy Ogle Jr., Eddie Carrier Jr., Dustin Linville, JT Conley, Steve Casebolt, Kenny Collins, Justin Rattliff, Josh Hall

Last Chance Heat-3 Finish: Eric Wells, Kenneth Howell, Paul Davis, Shannon Thornsberry, David Payne, Stacy Boles, Ray McElhiney, Roger Stacy

Series Provisionals: Stacy Boles, David Payne, Austin Smith (Emergency)
Lap Leaders: Kinzer (1-40)
Lead Changes: None
Cautions: Three (laps 0, 0, 7, 23)
Red Flags: None
Time of Race: 24 minutes, 28 seconds
Margin of Victory: 03.111 seconds

Open Wheel Modified Feature Finish:
1. Jason Hall
2. Craig Christian
3. David McWilliams
4. Ervin Vance
5. Josh Sexton
6. Jody Pucket
7. Brandon Hutchinson
8. David Jamison
9. Henry Sizemore
10. Kevin Mayabb
11. Shon Flanary
12. Kevin Hall
13. Jeremy Hayes
14. Josh Stumbo
15. Scott LeMaster
16. Car #7 (Name Unknown)
17. Kevin Harkins
18. Even Roberton (DNS)

Bomber Feature Finish:
1. Reggie Ritchie
2. Chris Blanton
3. Ryan Robertson
4. Logan Burke
5. James Crowe
6. Jarrod Blair
7. Ethan Mason
8. Eddie Webb
9. Car #b57 (Name Unknown)
10. Jamie Adams (DNS)
11. Eddie Stewart (DNS)
12. Billy Webb (DNS)

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