Wednesday, June 26, 2013

1983 - Kelly Kinser wins Kokomo feature

Kokomo, Ind. (June 26, 1983) - Kelly Kinser capped a three-day racing weekend by snaring the Tri-Track Super Sprint final 40-lap feature race at the Kokomo Speedway on Sunday night.

Sheldon Kinser nosed out Mike Johnson 117-116 in the point’s standings for the Tri-Track championship by winning the feature races at Lincoln Park in Putnamville and at Paragon Speedway Friday and Saturday nights. Sheldon finished third here Sunday. Kelly Kinser finished fourth in the point’s race with 106.

Super Sprint heat wins were claimed by Kelly Kinser, Larry Rice, Dave Darland and Jeff Donelson with Rice winning the 12-lap “B Main” event and Donelson finishing second.

Allen Barr was fast qualifier at 15.95 seconds.

Larry Martin was second in the feature followed by Sheldon Kinser and Bob Kinser. Kokomo’s Steve Butler was fifth. Butler finished sixth in the point’s race with 92 points.

On the first lap of the third heat, Greg Jones took a nasty end-over-end flip between turns three and four. The car was badly damaged, but the Bunker Hill driver was unhurt.

In the important Tri-Track championship feature, Mike Johnson brought out the yellow flag by getting into the wall on the first turn, causing the race to stop after 26 laps.

Kelly Kinser had the lead with 14 cars still running when the race was restarted. With 31 laps completed, Randy Kinser, who was leading the point’s race by one point, stalled on the backstretch to bring out the yellow flag the last time.

Results -

Fast qualifier: Allen Barr (15.95)

1st Heat: Kelly Kinser

2nd Heat: Larry Rice

3rd Heat: Dave Darland

4th Heat: Jeff Donelson

B Main: Larry Rice

Feature -

1. Kelly Kinser

2. Larry Martin

3. Sheldon Kinser

4. Bob Kinser

5. Steve Butler

6. Bob Christian

7. Larry Rice

8. Mike Johnson

9. Gary Fisher

10. Dewayne Barker

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