SPRING CITY, TN – Brandon Kinzer of Allen, KY won the 25-lap Cumberland Plateau Open-Wheel Modified Series race on Saturday night at Mountain View Raceway driving the Kinzer Drilling Company Special. Kinzer held off the determined charge of Skylar Douglas of Clinton, TN is the closing laps of the race to take the $1,200 top prize.
Douglas had to settle for second in the Lisa’s Boutique Bandit and Amos Bunch of Wartburg, TN finished third driving the Heidel Farms and Excavating Bandit. Robby Reagan of Crossville, TN took the fourth spot in the Jason Lewis Dayton Super Center Lightning, and Adam Ogle of Cosby, TN was fifth driving the Ogle’s Neighborhood Service and Towing Brucebilt.
Kinzer swept the racing program by taking Fast Time honors with a lap around the ¼-mile high-banked clay oval in 12.066 seconds to earn the pole position for the Feature Race, and then led all 25 laps for the victory, While Kinzer had control at the front of the field, there was plenty of action behind the veteran driver.
Just after the green flag dropped to start the race, the caution bulb had to be fired up on the first lap when Joe Freels of Coalfield, TN smacked the backstretch wall and spun the Coalhill Fabrication Mullynski in turn three. That necessitated a complete restart with Kinzer taking the lead followed by Reagan, Douglas, Bunch and Reece Ogle of Sevierville, TN.
A debris caution on lap four bunched up the field and a battle for the second spot ensued on the restart, as Douglas dusted off the top shelf on the high side of the banking and put the heat on Reagan. Douglas sailed around Reagan on lap seven coming off the fourth turn to take over the second spot. Tony Garber of Shelbyville, TN moved into the top five on lap nine getting around Ogle.
Kinzer had a half straightaway lead over the high riding Douglas when he caught the drivers on tail end of the lead lap on the 11th circuit. The third caution flag of the race was waved on lap 13 when Matthew Hopper of Lancing, TN stalled the Charlie Hopper Enterprises Trick Race Car in turn four. Kinzer led Douglas, Reagan, Bunch, and Garber down for the restart.
The field stayed green for two laps before Walter Walsh of Claxton, TN spun the Walsh Racing Special in turn four on lap 15. Kinzer pulled away on the restart and, as he had done for the first half of the race, was able to pull away from Douglas one to two tenths of the second each lap.
The final caution flag of the race came out on lap 22 when Reece Ogle spun the Chad Ogle Construction Special in turn three. Kinzer, Douglas, Reagan, Bunch and Adam Ogle, who charged into the top five from the 12th starting spot, lined up for the four-lap dash to the finish,
Kinzer was able to pull away, as Reagan dove underneath the rim riding Douglas to battle for the second position. Reagan took the spot on lap 22, but once Douglas got wound up on the high side, he regained second spot and tried to close in on Kinzer in the closing laps. Douglas was able to close to within a couple of car-lengths, but Kinzer took a .826 second margin of victory under the checkered flag.
A total of 134 drivers from five different states in eight different Divisions rolled into the pit area on Saturday night at Mountain View Raceway. Barry Goodman of Spring City, TN padded his point lead with a win in the 25-lap Late Model Feature Race driving the Charlie’s Used Auto Parts CVR. Knoxville, TN drivers Addison Cardwell and Josh Collins were second and third respectively.
Brandon Stanfield of Soddy Daisy, TN used a win in the 20-lap Sportsman Main Event to pad his point lead driving the Frizzell Excavating Mastersbilt. Etowah, TN drivers Blake Wright and Kelby Norwood finished second and third respectively.
Pete Wright of Wartburg, TN won the 15-lap B-Hobby Feature Race driving the Wright Racing Special, and second went to Dylan Johnson of Dunlap, TN with Jim Gilbert of Rossville, GA taking the third spot. The 15-lap Thunder Main Event was won by Casey Cash of Spring City, TN in the Duncan Family Automotive Camaro. Lamar Hughes of Soddy Daisy, TN finished second and C.B. McKinnon of Murphy, NC was third.
Josh Davis of Maryville, TN in the Superior Plumbing Honda won an exciting duel with point leader Josh Scealf of Decatur, TN to win the 15-lap Front-Wheel-Drive A Feature Race. Scealf took the second spot and Tyler Walton of Crossville, TN finished third. Nathan Adams of Crossville, TN came from the 19th starting spot to win the 12-lap B Feature Race in the Window Depot Chevrolet followed by Zachery Roderick of Athens, TN and Jack Gresham of Decatur, TN.
Chevy Adams of Crossville, TN won the ten-lap Junior Front-Wheel-Drive Main Event driving the Adams Racing Chevrolet. The Sharp Brothers of Crossville, TN, Frankie and Ronnie, finished second and third. Jathan Campbell of Altamont, TN drove the Campbell Racing Special to the win in the Developmental Sportsman Feature Race followed by Gary Levi of Cleveland, TN in second and third went to Danielle Loner of Tunnel Hill, GA.
Mountain View Raceway will present Melling Performance Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday Night, September 10. Race Fans will get through the Grandstand and Tier Parking Gates for just $5 and their will also be Special Gifts handed out. The Late Model, Sportsman, Open-Wheel Modified, Thunder, Front-Wheel-Drive and Developmental Sportsman Divisions will be in action.
On Saturday night September 10, the Pit Gate opens at 3 p.m. and the Grandstand and Tier Parking Gates open at 4 p.m. The Mandatory Pre-Race Registration and Technical Inspection will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Drivers Meeting is set for 6:15 p.m. and Hot Laps are scheduled for 6:45 p.m.
Pit Passes are $25 for Adults, and $15 for Children 6-11. The General Admission and Tier Parking ticket prices are $5 for race fans 6 years of age and older. Children 5 and under are admitted Free in all areas and must be accompanied by an Adult.
Mountain View Raceway where you can get “Your Thrill By The Hill” is located at 20626 Rhea County Highway (U.S. Highway 27), Spring City, TN 37381. For more information, call 423-405-8490 or visit the track website at www.mountainviewraceway.com. You can also like the Mountain View Raceway Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mountainviewraceway.
OFFICIAL RESULTS FROM MOUNTAIN VIEW RACEWAY IN SPRING CITY, TN ON 9/3/22:
CUMBERLAND PLATEAU OPEN-WHEEL MODIFIED SERIES – 25 Laps: 1. Brandon Kinzer, Allen, KY; 2. Skylar Douglas, Clinton, TN; 3. Amos Bunch, Wartburg, TN; 4. Robby Reagan, Crossville, TN; 5. Adam Ogle, Cosby, TN; 6. Tony Garber, Shelbyville, TN; 7. Jimmy Dalton, Powell, TN; 8. Reece Ogle, Sevierville, TN; 9. Kyle Shadden, Dayton, TN; 10. Rodney Griffin, Rockwood, TN; 11. Walter Walsh, Claxton, TN; 12. Justin Parker, Pikeville, TN; 13. Matthew Hopper, Lancing, TN; 14. Joe Freels, Coalfield, TN; 15. Jimmy Payne, Glasgow, KY DNS.
LATE MODEL – 25 Laps: 1. Barry Goodman, Spring City, TN; 2. Addison Cardwell, Knoxville, TN; 3. Josh Collins, Knoxville, TN; 4. Morgan Alexander, Locust Grove, GA; 5. Blake Wright, Etowah, TN; 6. Colton Profitt, Crossville, TN; 7. Kelby Norwood, Etowah, TN; 8. Ruben Mayfield, Lenoir City, TN; 9. Jeff Jackson, Ooltewah, TN; 10. Alec Morgan, Cedartown, GA; 11. Tommy Miller, Soddy Daisy, TN; 12. Billy Denby, Tullahoma, TN; 13. Jeremy Thurman, Rockwood, TN; 14. Andrew Littleton, Chatsworth, GA; 15. Seth Jolley, Spring City, TN; 16. Jesse Lowe, Crossville, TN; 17. Richie Standridge, Cleveland, TN; 18. Jeremy Shannon, Wartburg, TN; 19. Mike Bishop, Decatur, TN; 20. Adam Bishop, Riceville, TN DNS; 21. Josh Wooten, Yuba City, CA, DNS.
SPORTSMAN – 20 Laps: 1. Brandon Stanfield, Soddy Daisy, TN; 2. Blake Wright, Etowah, TN; 3. Kelby Norwood, Etowah, TN; 4. Jeremy Shannon, Wartburg, TN; 5. David Beeler, Sevierville, TN; 6. Cooper Twiggs, Murphy, NC; 7. Mike Levi, Cleveland, TN; 8. Adam Bishop, Riceville, TN; 9. Alden Morgan, Cedartown, GA; 10. Robert Creasman, Dayton, TN; 11. Josh Wooten, Yuba City, CA; 12. Cade Brookshire, Cohutta, GA; 13. Bradley Goodman, Spring City, TN; 14. Jason Pierce, Dayton, TN; 15. Christian James, Soddy Daisy, TN; 16. Jesse Lowe, Crossville, TN; 17. Dylan Beaver, Murphy, NC; 18. Bobby Doss, Cleveland, TN; 19. Mike Bishop, Decatur, TN DNS.
B-HOBBY – 15 Laps: 1. Pete Wright, Wartburg, TN; 2. Dylan Johnson, Dunlap, TN; 3. Jim Gilbert, Rossville, GA; 4. Camdon Myers, Crossville, TN; 5. Jerry Spence, Spring City, TN; 6. Kenneth Daniels, Spring City, TN.
THUNDER – 15 Laps: 1. Casey Cash, Spring City, TN; 2. Lamar Hughes, Soddy Daisy, TN; 3. C.B. McKinnon, Murphy, NC; 4. Scott Smith, Soddy Daisy, TN; 5. Robert Russell, Philadelphia, TN; 6. Eric Honeycutt, Rockwood, TN; 7. Bobby Davenport, Crossville, TN; 8. Tony Tankersley, Spring City, TN; 9. Tommy Joe Barber, Oliver Springs, TN DNS; 10. Zaniel Rogge, Spring City, TN DNS.
FRONT-WHEEL-DRIVE – A Feature 15 Laps: 1. Josh Davis, Lenoir City, TN; 2. Josh Scealf, Decatur, TN; 3. Tyler Walton, Crossville, TN; 4. Joshua Phillips, Rossville, GA; 5. Bo Millsaps, Decatur, TN; 6. Robert Gravitt, Ringgold, GA; 7. Rick Kilburn, Crossville, TN; 8. Brandon Porstner, Niota, TN; 9. Chris Jenkins, Sweetwater, TN; 10. Cody McKeehan, Athens, TN; 11. Jon Pilkey, Ten Mile, TN; 12. Zane May, Soddy Daisy, TN; 13. Dakota Leffew, Decatur, TN; 14. Amos Wicks, Lancing, TN; 15. Carter Jolley, Spring City, TN; 16. Vickie Harrison, Spring City, TN; 17. Ronald Daniels, Spring City, TN; 18. Jacob Sharp, Crossville, TN; 19. Matthew Sullivan, Cookeville, TN; 20. Taylor Gregory, Decatur, TN; 21. Samuel King, Decatur, TN DNS; 22. Michael Albright, LaFollette, TN DNS. B Feature 12 Laps: 1. Nathan Adams, Crossville, TN; 2. Zachary Roderick, Athens, TN; 3. Jack Gresham, Decatur, TN; 4. Daniel Beckham, Tellico Plains, TN; 5. Ethan Johnson, Crossville, TN; 6. Marcus Smith, Spring City, TN; 7. William Beddingfield, Decatur, TN; 8. Nick Romesburg, Sale Creek, TN; 9. Josh Rogers, Dayton, TN; 10. Andy Pilkey, Ten Mile, TN; 11. J.D. Humphrey, Spring City, TN; 12. Travis Millsaps, Decatur, TN; 13. Crystal Bates, Soddy Daisy, TN; 14. Christopher Gornik, Spring City, TN; 15. Nicole Petersen, Dayton, TN; 16. Chandler Erwin, Decatur, TN; 17. Chris Gornik, Spring City, TN; 18. Allen Daniels, Decatur, TN; 19. Rick Webb, Dayton, TN; 20. Marcus Huston, Decatur, TN DNS; 21. Angel Jolley, Athens, TN DNS; 22. Jonathan Phillips, Decatur, TN DNS; 23. Nick Adams, Crossville, TN DQ.
JUNIOR FRONT-WHEEL-DRIVE – 10 Laps: 1. Chevy Adams, Crossville, TN; 2. Frankie Sharp, Crossville, TN; 3. Ronnie Sharp, Crossville, TN; 4. Eston Humphrey, Sparta, TN; 5. Rebeacca Gresham, Decatur, TN; 6. Josiah Singleton, Oliver Springs, TN; 7. Preston Goins, Dayton, TN; 8. Breanna Huston, Ten Mile, TN; 9. Mason Spence, Spring City, TN.
DEVELOPMENTAL SPORTSMAN – 15 Laps: 1. Jathan Campbell, Altamont, TN; 2. Gary Levi, Cleveland, TN; 3. Danielle Loner, Tunnel Hill, GA; 4. Johnny Vanover, Harriman, TN; 5. Crystal Harper, Decatur, TN; 6. Malachi Yarger, Spring City, TN; 7. Greg Jolley, Loudon, TN; 8. Charlie Fisher, Spring City, TN; 9. Steven Cooper, Florida City, FL.
PHOTO CUTLINE: Brandon Kinser of Allen, KY celebrates his $1,200 victory after the 25-lap Cumberland Plateau Open-Wheel Modified Series Feature Race Saturday night at Mountain View Raceway in Spring City, TN. Kinzer set Fast Time and led all 25 laps in the Kinzer Drilling Company Special to sweep the event. (Mountain View Raceway Media Photo by Young Gunz Photography)