McCool Brings in the Greatest Show on Dirt
By Anthony Ainslie
Race date: 8/13/13
Tuesday night was a rather unusual night to hold a race at Junction Motor Speedway, but Tuesday’s show was like no other. Grand national late models took to the track on Tuesday along with the Greatest Show on Dirt, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. Excitement filled the air as a sold out crowd packed the stands of the Junction to witness the greatest sprint car talent on the planet. It was a night of racing that no one would forget.
Eighteen grand national late models took to the track for 25 laps of white-knuckle racing. With $1000 up for grabs, it was destined to be an amazing dash to the checkered flag. Early on, Alex Humphrey jumped out to the early race lead. Other JMS late model regulars were in the field including Marc Peters, Jake Bridge, Bill Kubik, Cory Dumpert, and past champions Jase Kaser and Les Siebert. Humphrey led the early laps of the race, but Cory Dumpert once again found the power and charged to the front of the pack early. It looked like the 77 would be victory lane at least one more time, however Tuesday was not a points night for the late models. Jase Kaser was not in his familiar number 15 on Tuesday. Instead, the reigning late model track champion was in an Al Humphrey made late model number 20V. He had an up and down night in the feature. He spun in turn two early, but he charged back to finish fourth. Meanwhile, Cory Dumpert showed the fastest way around the Junction. The 77 from York took home the feature win and a $1000 pay day. Another flawless display from the former JMS stock car track champion.
After the late models put on a great feature event, it was time for the big guns to take center stage. 24 of the greatest sprint car drivers in the world were set to take the green flag for 30 laps of non -stop, open-wheel excitement. The feature was kicked off with an Outlaw tradition. The Outlaws showed the Junction that only the best go 4-abreast as Steve Kinser, Justin Henderson, Donny Schatz, and Kerry Madsen led the 4-wide parade lap down the front stretch. When the salute to the fans concluded, things began to get interesting before the first green flag came out. Jason Sides had problems with the left rear shock on the 7S car. Luckily, Sides’ crew got the car fixed, and he was back out in time to take the green flag. Kerry Madsen and Steve Kinser brought the field down to the start, and right from the get-go, Kinser used the outside lane to jump out to the early race lead. Kinser spent the majority of the race out in front, but with ten laps left, Kerry Madsen started to make a run on Kinser for the lead. With seven laps remaining, Madsen got underneath Kinser in turn one to take the race lead, but by the time the two got back to the start/finish line, Kinser managed to take the lead back. With three laps to go, Madsen actually did take the lead and managed to lead his only lap of the race until Kinser got back around the San Maries, New South Wales, Australia driver. Steve Kinser managed to keep the 29 of Madsen behind him for the final two laps, and the “King of the Outlaws” from Bloomington, Indiana reigned supreme at the Junction. Kinser took the checkered flag for the second time in the 2013 season and for the first time in his career at Junction Motor Speedway. Kerry Madsen crossed the line in second, and Kinser’s teammate and past JMS Outlaw feature winner, Donny Schatz, finished third.
In a career with more than 550 feature wins and having raced at over 120 different race tracks across the United States and Canada, Steve Kinser has dominated the World of Outlaws ever since the series started back in 1978. Kinser has one at least 30% of all World of Outlaws A features run to date, and he has added Junction Motor Speedway to his long list of tracks where he has achieved victory. On Tuesday, it was another hard-earned victory for the20-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion.
On behalf of Delmar Friesen and the entire JMS staff, thank you to all of the great fans for coming out to the World of Outlaws STP sprint car series at Junction Motor Speedway. Thank you to all the teams of the World of Outlaws for coming out and putting on a spectacular show. Congratulations once again to our feature winner, Steve Kinser. Thanks also to the great field of late models for putting on a great show for the crowd. JMS is back to weekly racing action on Saturday. The point battles are continuing to heat up as we get closer and closer to crowning the 2013 track champions. The racing is going to be very competitive because the last Saturday in August is the final night for points. We hope to see all of the great race fans back in the grandstands for the rest of the 2013 season at Junction Motor Speedway.
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