Kinzer captures World Cup Classic pole at K-C
ALMA, Ohio (Oct. 2) — Brandon Kinzer of Allen, Ky., and Rob Blair of Titusville, Pa., are set to start on the front row of the O'Reilly All Star-sanctioned World Cup Classic on Saturday at K-C Raceway.
Kinzer and Blair were among six heat race winners during Friday's preliminaries at the 3/8-mile oval south of Chillicothe for the $20,000-to-win event.
Other heat winners scheduled to start third through sixth in the main event are Shane Clanton of Locust Grove, Ga., Eddie Carrier Jr. of Salt Rock, W.Va., Duane Chamberlain of Richmond, Ind., and R.J. Conley of nearby Wheelersburg, Ohio.
Josh McGuire, the fastest among 49 qualifiers with a 14.396-second lap, is scheduled to start seventh after finishing second to Kinzer in the first heat race.
Kinzer will have the option of taking a lucrative Front Row Challenge that would pay a $40,000 bonus if he elects to starts on the tail and wins the race. If Kinzer passes on the challenge, Blair has the option, too. Either driver taking the Front Row Challenge would earn a $40,000 bonus for winning, a $10,000 bonus for finishing second and a $5,000 bonus for finishing third.
Heat race results
First heat: Brandon Kinzer, Josh McGuire, Vic Hill, Jonathan Davenport, Rick Aukland, Chris Carpenter, Shannon Thornsberry, Bill Gullion, Anthony Huber.
Second heat: Eddie Carrier Jr., Tim Dohm, Jason Montgomery, Jared Miley, Corey Conley, Russ Frohnapfel, Ernie Hoschar, Jared Hawkins
Third heat: Duane Chamberlain, Zack Dohm, Rod Conley, Clint Smith, Jeff Houser, Kenny Spencer, Wayne Miller, John Mason.
Fourth heat: Shane Clanton, Keith Berner, Chub Frank, Marshall Wiblin, Wayne Chinn, Coleby Frye, D.J. Miller, Rick Combs.
Fifth heat: Rob Blair, Steve Shaver, Doug Drown, Donnie Moran, Chris Wilson, Andy Bond, Matt Pistole, Chad Smith.
Sixth heat: R.J. Conley, Bart Hartman, Audie Swartz, Steve Casebolt, Delmas Conley, Brandon Fouts, Boom Briggs, Dean Boyd.
- Josh McGuire (41), Grayson, Ky., 14.396
- Tim Dohm (17T), Cross Lanes, W.Va., 14.667
- Chub Frank (1*) Bear Lake, Pa., 14.726
- Rob Blair (11), Titusville, Pa., 14.771
- Rick Aukland (12), Zanesville, Ohio, 14.774
- Shane Clanton (25), Locust Grove, Ga., 14.789
- R.J. Conley (71c), Wheelersburg, Ohio, 14.836
- Eddie Carrier Jr. (28), Salt Rock, W.Va., 14.85
- Vic Hill (1), Mosheim, Tenn., 14.884
- Zack Dohm (25), Cross Lanes, W.Va., 14.887
- Brandon Kinzer (18), Allen, Ky., 14.918
- Duane Chamberlain (1), Richmond, Ind., 14.92
- Jonathan Davenport (49), Blairsville, Ga., 14.924
- Bart Hartman (75), Zanesville, Ohio, 14.936
- Keith Berner (96f), Millersburg, Ohio, 14.962
- Steve Shaver (30), Vienna, W.Va., 14.979
- Steve Casebolt (c9), Richmond, Ind., 14.995
- Delmas Conley (71), Wheelersburg, Ohio, 15.017
- Jared Miley (H1), South Park, Pa., 15.019
- Clint Smith (44), Senoia, Ga., 15.038
- Jared Hawkins (37), Fairmont, W.Va., 15.057
- Donnie Moran (99), Dresden, Ohio, 15.082
- Chris Carpenter (18), Parkersburg, W.Va., 15.123
- Doug Drown (79), Wooster, Ohio, 15.124
- Audie Swartz (1), Minford, Ohio, 15.198
- Wayne Chinn (1), Bradford, Ohio, 15.207
- Jeff Houser (99), Chillicothe, Ohio, 15.216
- Coleby Frye (F1), Dover, Pa., 15.223
- Rick Combs (11H), Bethel, Ohio, 15.243
- Corey Conley (14), Wellsburg, W.Va., 15.275
- Jason Montgomery (21), Jackson, Ohio, 15.305
- Chris Wilson (5), Louisa, Ky., 15.313
- Brandon Fouts (81), Kite, Ky., 15.333
- Boom Briggs (99B), Bear Lake, Pa., 15.352
- Andy Bond (01), Coolville, Ohio, 15.353
- Billy Guillon (11), Waverly, Ohio, 15.354
- Shannon Thornsberry (17), Martin, Ky., 15.383
- Rod Conley (71r), Wheelersburg, Ohio, 15.487
- Russ Frohnapfel (45), Groveport, Ohio, 15.52
- Ernie Hoschar (67), Belpre, Ohio, 15.729
- Chad Smith (19), Connerville, Ohio, 15.767
- Anthony Huber (Y4), Vienna, W.Va., 15.773
- D.J. Miller (1dj), Wooster, Ohio, 15.865
- Marshall Wiblin (64), Charleston, W.Va., 15.901
- Kenny Spencer (3s), Hillsboro, Ohio, 16.378
- Dean Boyd (11), Willamsburg, Ohio, 16.572
- Wayne Miller (12), Montpelier, Ohio, 16.785
- Matt Pistole (00), Portsmouth, Ohio, 17.437
- John Mason (72), Millersburg, Ohio, no time