“The track was real racy out there,” said Dave Darland while presenting McIntyre with the Darland Memorial trophy. “And you have to take your hat off to him, he drove the [heck] out of the car. He did a good job.”
The Thunder Car series had a pair of features, the first being the rain make-up of May 26. In that race Paul Minter led from green to checkered in posting the win. D.J. Anton was second with Jeremy VanNess taking third, Kory Glassburn fourth and Bob Bourff fifth.
In the regularly scheduled 15-lap event, Jason Fritz powered by early leader Eric Brown and never looked back in scoring the win. Brown was second and Jason Shrout third. Travis Wolford claimed fourth and VanNess fifth. Glassburn had a strong top-five run going before a flat right rear late in the race thwarted his efforts.
Landon Miller, like McIntyre, finally broke through to Victory Lane on July 7 and again, like McIntyre, found himself there once again following the Street Stock A-main.
Miller took the lead from Glen Gamblin on the sixth lap en route to his third win of the season. Gamblin was second, Brandon Roundtree third, Josh Presley fourth and James Walters fifth.
“We finally figured out the setup this car likes here,” said Miller. “Craig Walker and his dad have helped me a lot and they helped me dial in a setup that suited my driving style and this track. Those guys have really helped me dial it in here.”
The track will get back into action Aug. 22-24 with the Sprint Car Smackdown II. Reserved tickets can be purchased by visiting the track’s website, www.kokomospeedway.net.