SITKA - Brandon Kinzer recorded his first victory in the young 2014 racing season on Thursday night at nearby 201 Speedway. The Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals tour rolled into 201 Speedway and a strong 32 car field assembled in the pit area. Kinzer laid down the fastest lap during the qualifying session, which enabled him to start the 40-lap main event from the pole position. After grabbing the top spot at the drop of the green flag, Kinzer held off a strong charge by Jackie Boggs early in the race before ultimately leading from start to finish. At the checkered flag, Kinzer found himself fist pumping to a $4,000 triumph in the Johnny Salyer Memorial, winning over Donald McIntosh, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Tim Dohm, and Gregg Satterlee.
On Friday evening, April 18, the OMG Spring Nationals took the No. 18 team to Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City for another $4,000 to win battle. Kinzer did not lock himself in directly through qualifying at “The Pond,” but did grab the second transfer spot through his consolation race. After starting the 40-lapper from the outside of the seventh row, the Allen ace was able to advance past four competitors en route to a respectable 10th place effort. Complete results from the Spring Nationals are available online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.