By Tommy Goudge (August 3, 2016) Six Nations, Ontario – Alex Hill recently claimed her first podium finish in a 360 Sprint Car, and followed that by making her debut in both a 410 Sprint Car and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series. Now the 16 year old driver is set to take on both the Knoxville 360 Nationals for the first time.
Alex had a busy week planned, with a regularly-scheduled feature at Ohsweken Speedway’s Autograph Night on July 22, plus the rained-out feature from July 8. Races on July 25 (Northern Crate Nationals) and July 26 (World of Outlaws) at Ohsweken were also on the schedule, along with July 29 at Lima, Ohio, and July 30 at Crystal, Michigan. She finished 3rd in the makeup feature on July 22 and recorded her best 360 Sprint Car finish to date, but wasn’t able to finish the second feature due to mechanical problems. She was unable to qualify for the features on Monday or Tuesday at Ohsweken, and then got rained out at both US events.
Alex will take on more than 90 competitors in the Knoxville 360 Nationals this weekend. Alex made her debut at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway earlier this season, but this weekend’s event at the famed Marion County Fairgrounds half-mile will offer up much tougher competition.
-Kokomo, Indiana driver Parker Price-Miller drove the Hill’s Racing #67x from 13th to pressure Kasey Kahne for the lead at Ohsweken’s Northern Crate Nationals on July 25. Parker threw several slide job attempts at Kahne, but eventually settled for the runner-up spot. “The Law Firm” finished 13th in the World of Outlaws event the following night.
-Cory Turner was 10th and 7th in the two features at Ohsweken on July 22, but he was caught up in a crash after starting on the pole of the Northern Crate Nationals feature on July 25. He also tried to qualify his 360 Sprint Car against the 410’s of the World of Outlaws, but wasn’t able to transfer to the Six Nations Showdown feature. Cory is currently 5th in the Ohsweken championship standings with his #97, but just 8 points behind 3rd place.
-Dain Naida was 5th and 11th in the two features at Ohsweken on July 22, and came from the B-Main to finish 13th in the Northern Crate Nationals on July 25. He was then rained out at Crystal, Michigan on July 30. Dain is currently 4th in the Ohsweken championship standings with his #17x, but just 2 points behind 3rd place.
-Shone Evans was 6th at Ohsweken in the Crate Sprint Car feature on July 22, and 7th in the Northern Crate Nationals on July 25. He is currently 7th in the Ohsweken championship standings with his #87x, and 2nd in the Rookie of the Year standings.
-Jerry Hill was 11th at Ohsweken in the Crate Sprint Car feature on July 22, and 9th in the Northern Crate Nationals on July 25. He is currently 10th in the Ohsweken championship standings with his #49h, and 3rd in the Rookie of the Year standings.
-Steve Hess drove from 10th to finish 3rd in the Thunder Stock feature at Ohsweken on July 22, but ran into problems after qualifying 12th out of 35 in the Northern Crate Nationals. He is currently 8th in the Ohsweken championship standings with his #777x. Steve’s son Chase took a 9th place finish in his first start of the 2016 season at the Northern Crate Nationals.
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