Birkhofer bags 15k at Fall Classic
Courtesy Scott White
Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, Iowa won an exciting 75 lap main event
Saturday night at Whynot Motorsports Park. He took home the $15,000 14h
annual Fall Classic just one week after winning $50,000 at the
Dirt Track World Championship in Ohio.
"This is a fun race track" Birkhofer said. "This is our first trip
here. We had a great time and a great car. We could race anywhere from
top to bottom".
Wisconsin's Jimmy Mars took the lead over pole sitter Birkhofer in the
early going, but Birkhofer kept the pressure on Mars as the two battled
side by side for the lead on laps three and four.
The first of two cautions came out on lap seven as Louisiana's James
Ward got upside down on the back stretch. Ward was not injured.
On the restart Mars lead the way with heavy pressure from Birkhofer as
the two would battle side by side for the lead on laps, nine, twelve and
fourteen. On lap 16 Birkhofer wrestled the lead away from Mars and began
to pull away until a caution on lap 32.
Following the restart Mars put heavy pressure on Birkhofer as Mars
would regained the lead on lap 36. The two battled it out side by side
again with Birkhofer retaking the lead for good on lap 40.
Arkansas's Billy Moyer started seventh in the event and by lap
48 passed Mars for second. Moyer would not have enough time to catch
Birkhofer and had to settle for second with Mars (third), Scott Slay of
Clinton, MS (fourth), and Mike Boland of Cuba, AL (fifth).
Birkhofer also took home the McCool Logging $200 fast time award with a
Eddie Rickman of Columbus and Bub McCool of Vicksburg were the B main
Heat race winners from Friday night were Birkhofer, Boland, Mars, and
Other Fall Classic winners were "The Bossman" Rodney Wing in the Open
Wheel Modified, Lucky Keeton in the Crate Late Model, Kyle Rutledge in
the Street Stock, Tom Coffman in the Mini Stock, John and Sara Mercer in
Whynot will be back in action this weekend with Go Kart races. Don't
forget the Demolition derby Saturday Nov. 15th at 1pm. For more news
and information go whynotmotorsportspark.com