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KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 24, 2016) – White Lightning Motorsports driver Jamie Ball remains in the hunt for the Sprint Invaders championship as well as the track title at Knoxville Raceway.
Ball posted another top-five finish last Wednesday at Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, to maintain the lead in the Sprint Invaders championship standings and he recorded a ninth-place result on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway to stay second in the points.
The week began with Ball winning a heat race from the pole last Wednesday at Iowa State Fair Speedway.
“We’ve been really consistent with the Sprint Invaders this year,” he said. “I drew a good number, which is the key to everything. I was able to win the heat race and put ourselves in the dash.”
Ball then finished second in the dash and lined up on the outside of the second row for the main event.
“The feature was up and down,” he said. “The starts were not very good. The guy in front of me wouldn’t go and I about got into a couple of accidents. Once we got rolling I was on Matt Moro for second in traffic until a yellow. After the restart I lost my rhythm on hitting my marks and we fell back to fifth, but we’ll take a top five any day.”
Ball took that momentum following the fifth-place finish into Saturday’s race at Knoxville Raceway, where he qualified sixth quickest before placing sixth in a heat race and ninth in the feature.
“I just never could get rolling,” he said. “We threw an engine in with a different configuration. It was fast, but difficult to throttle. We’re going to put old reliable back in for this week.”
Teammate Devin Kline faced more tough luck in the 305ci class. Kline qualified second quickest and powered from fifth to second place in a heat race. However, the crate engine the team was using began to short out the battery in the feature and Kline was forced to pull into the pits midway through the race while in fourth place. He was credited with a 14th-place result.
“We’ll get our Ostrich engine back in that we hurt on practice night for this week,” he said. “I feel like I’m out of the points battle. The pressure is off and I can have some fun and go out and win some races.”
White Lightning Motorsports will return to action on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway with Ball also racing on Sunday with the Sprint Invaders at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.
QUICK RESULTS –
May 18 – Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa – Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 5 (4).
May 21 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 6 (4); Feature: 9 (5).
May 21 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 14 (6).
SEASON STATS –
JAMIE BALL : 9 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 8 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 8 top 20s
DEVIN KLINE : 5 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders
MEDIA LINKS –
Jamie Ball Website: http://www.JamieBall.com
Devin Kline Website: http://www.DevinKline.com
Jamie Ball Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JamieBall5j
Devin Kline Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DevinKline5j
White Lightning Motorsports has t-shirts and hoodies available for purchase at their race trailers in the infield of each sprint car event at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Ostrich Racing Engines
Ostrich Racing Engines offers performance 305ci, 360ci and 410ci engines. Along with being a dealer for many of the top product manufacturers, Ostrich also offers a complete machine shop service and dyno facility for the do-it-yourself racers. For more information, visit http://www.OstrichRacingEngines.com.
“We have been utilizing Ostrich power since we started our race team,” Jamie Ball said. “Lee and the crew at Ostrich build a great engine and provide great service. At Knoxville Raceway you must have a great engine and Ostrich has been providing us with some of the fastest engines in the country. All of our cars are consistently top qualifiers and top runners and we credit that to our Ostrich Racing Engines.”
White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank JJ Kane Auctioneers, Housby, Timber Line Tree Service, Iowa State Savings Bank, The Hearing Clinic, Windance Graphics, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Hooker Harness, MyRacePass, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Fragola Performance Systems, Hoosier Tire, MPD Racing, Bell Helmets, Sign Pro of Newton, Shell Shock, Maxim Chassis, Hinchman Racewear, Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) and Allen Construction for their continued support.
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