ALLEN - Kinzer Motorsports returned to Dirt Late Model action in a pair of special events staged from July 3-5 in the states of Ohio and Kentucky. On Thursday, July 3 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, an unsanctioned show featuring a $5,000 winner’s check was held. Veteran Late Model driver Brandon Kinzer timed in 10th fastest in qualifying and later grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fifth row in the 40-lap headliner, Kinzer worked his way past four competitors at the track formerly known as K-C Raceway en route to a strong sixth-place performance behind only victor Greggie Oliver, Jackie Boggs, Rod Conley, Chris Garnes and Duane Chamberlain.
Following a day off to celebrate the July 4 with family and friends, the No. 18 team rolled into nearby 201 Speedway in Sitka on Saturday evening for the first-ever visit by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Kinzer knocked down the third-fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session, but later slipped back to seventh in his loaded heat race. After taking hold of the third and final transfer spot through his B-Main, Kinzer started the $10,000-to-win main event from the inside of the 11th row. The Allen native was then knocking on the door to the top 10 late in the 50-lap race when an incident with another competitor helped relegate him to a 20th place effort.
Jimmy Owens won the Late Model feature race at 201 Speedway.