Thursday, May 9, 2024

1986 - Davis Garners Santa Fe WoO Victory

Bobby Davis Jr. claimed the World of Outlaws sprint car win at Santa Fe Speedway. The victory was Davis’ third of the year and 18th of his career. – Bryan Gapinski Photo

Willow Springs, Ill. (May 9, 1986) – Bobby Davis Jr. notched his third victory of the season as he captured the 30-lap World of Outlaws sprint car feature Friday night at Santa Fe Speedway.

Rick Hood grabbed the early lead ahead of Jimmy Sills while Davis closed in on the leaders. On round 11, Davis overtook Sills for second and two laps later, he was able to power past Hood for the lead.

For the remainder of the race, Davis was able to utilize the low groove around the clay oval to nab his 18th career Word of Outlaws’ victory.

Steve Kinser advanced from fourth to second in the final 10 circuits, passing Sills for second on the low side coming off of turn four on lap 27. Kinser held on to take runner-up honors. Sills claimed third ahead of Brad Doty and Hood.

Sammy Swindell set a new track record in qualifying with a time of 15.525 seconds. However, Swindell’s race efforts were hindered by a sour engine.

The victory earned Davis $4,315 while Kinser collected $2,675.

Results –

1. Bobby Davis Jr.
2. Steve Kinser
3. Jimmy Sills
4. Brad Doty
5. Rick Hood
6. Mark Kinser
7. Randy Smith
8. Ron Shuman
9. John Stevenson
10.Tim Gee

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