Wednesday, April 12, 2023

1987 - Ed Kosiski scored Quincy ‘Tour’ Victory

Ed Kosiski, the youngest of the Kosiski racing family, won the Busch All-Star Tour race at Quincy Raceway. Quincy Raceway promoter/owner Bob Scott joins Kosiski in victory lane. – Kathy Root Photo


Quincy, Ill. (April 12, 1987) – Ed Kosiski of Omaha, Neb. – youngest of the three racing Kosiski brothers – captured the NASCAR Busch/Winston All Star Tour Sunday evening at Quincy.

Kosiski took over the lead when Mitch Fretheim of Decorah, Iowa, suffered a flat tire, while leading the event and he went on to lead the rest of the way.

Fretheim was fast qualifier of those timing (feature qualifiers through heats) and led from the onset before dropping out.

Rollie Frink of Davenport, Iowa, was second, Sonny Findling of Kirksville, Mo., ran third while Joe and Steve Kosiski, both of Omaha, Neb., ran fourth and fifth respectively.

A field of 45 late models participated in the event.

In support racing, Harold Hyslop off Quincy scored his first-ever feature win in the sportsman main event and Jim Brown of Hannibal, Mo., was the bomber feature winner.

Results –

1. Ed Kosiski, Omaha, Neb.
2. Rollie Frink, Davenport, Iowa
3. Sonny Findling, Kirksville, Mo.
4. Joe Kosiski, Omaha, Neb.
5. Steve Kosiski, Omaha, Neb.
6. Steve Fraise, Montrose, Iowa
7. Dave Birkhofer, Muscatine, Iowa
8. Curt Martin, Independence, Iowa
9. Jim Swank, Hamilton, Ill.
10.Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa
11.Gene Claxton, Kansas City
12.Lem Blankenship, Keokuk, Iowa
13.Rick Kimberling, Boone, Mo.
14.Jay Johnson, Wapello, Iowa
15.Roger Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa

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