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Kinder Claims 10th Annual American Heritage Classic
posted: Aug 10, 2010 10:37:35
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Peebles, Ohio) The 2010 American Heritage Classic week end kicked off Friday August 7 with a complete one day show headlined by a $1,000 to win modified race plus crazy compacts and legends. Fifty one modifieds signed in Friday with hopes of taking home the $1,000 top prize and gaining some valuable track time before The American Heritage Classic main event on Saturday night. It was Wellsburg, West Virginia's Corey Conley looking like an early favorite for Saturday's American Heritage Classic main event when he picked up $1,000 Night Before the Heritage feature win in his first ever appearance at the 1/3 mile speed plant.

The week end wrapped up Saturday August 8 with the 10th annual American Heritage Classic a complete one day show headlined by the Heritage Classic a modified race in which the winner had the choice of a new Harley Davidson V-rod Muscle or $10,000 plus late models and crazy compacts. Fifty one modifieds signed with hopes of claiming the 10th annual American Heritage Classic. Newton, Illinois Chad Kinder bested the stellar field that included some of the best drivers in the nation.

In the victory lane interview when Kinder was asked what are you think about right now after pulling it out against some tough competition. He said "When you get lucky enough and that's what it is you have to have a lot of luck. Everything has to go kinda of right because everybody is good here it's not just one." "Anybody could have won." While the race may have been over everyone was still wanting to know if Chad was going to take the Harley or the money. When the question was asked Chad are you going to take the Harley or the $10,000 Kinder laughed as he said "I'm taking the Harley man!" When Chad was asked what it was like winning a Harley Davison Motorcycle he said "We have won a few Big Shows in our day, but nothing compares to that." pointing toward the Harley. He went on to say "That's the only reason we are here, because of that Harley. This is what we came for. This is great"

The American Heritage Classic week end kicked off Friday when Wellsburg, West Virginia's Corey Conley picked up the feature win. He used a slide job on Milford Ohio's Dustin Webber out of turn four coming to the white flag lap to take the lead. Once in front a three way battle for second at Conley's rear bumper raged. Coming through turn four on the final lap Webber tried a slid job on Aaron Morey and Richard Michael Jr. but slid up the track allowing Chad Kinder and Doug Adkins to get by while Morey and Michael chased Conley across the line.

In other Friday night action it was Peebles Ohio's Dave Jamison picking up the legend feature win and Bainbridge, Ohio's Rex Smith Jr. taking home another crazy compact feature win.

Weasel Rhoades and Jason Montgomery brought Saturday's American Heritage Classic main event to the green. Montgomery jumped out to the early lead with Rhoades Chad Kinder and Jared Landers in tow. Montgomery paced the field until the action was slowed with a lap seven caution when a car looped around in turn three collecting Doug Adkins.

On the restart, Montgomery maintained the advantage over Kinder who had slid by Rhoades. Kinder chased front running Montgomery until he made the move under Montgomery's X machine at the flag stand on lap eleven to claim the lead. Once out front Kinder began to stretch his lead as Montgomery had his hands full with Weasel Rhoades. Rhoades and Montgomery battled side by side until Rhoades developed a mechanical problem on lap thirty that forced him pit side. The action was slowed with a lap thirty-seven caution when Jerry Bowersock rolled to a stop in turn one with a flat tire.

The Delaware double file restart saw Kinder out front by himself while the field was lined up double file behind him. At the drop of the green Montgomery began to challenge front running Kinder. Kinder and Montgomery ran side by side before Montgomery reclaimed the lead down the back stretch on lap forty-two. The lead was short lived for Montgomery. Running the high side out of four he scraped the wall down the front stretch and took his X machine pit side off turn one with a flat tire ending his night. Kinder was the new leader. Kinder began to stretch his lead as Jared Landers and Rick Aukland engaged in a fierce battle for second. When Aukland finally got around Landers he began to close up some ground on front running Kinder, but when the checkered flag waved it was Kinder claiming the 2010 American Heritage Classic title. Following Kinder across the line were Rick Aukland, Jared Landers, Kevin Morehouse, and Corey Conley rounding out the top five.

In other Saturday night action it was Minford, Ohio's Audie Swartz taking the late model feature win and Peebles Ohio's Gerald Campbell getting the crazy compact feature win when John Schooler was disqualified after a failed post race tech inspection.

Brushcreek Motorsports Complex will take the August 14 week end off. Action returns to the 1/3 mile speed plant on Saturday August 21 with Dave Purdin's annual fly and last points race, featuring the regular classes plus an enduro race. For more information on Brushcreek Motorsports Complex and the American Heritage Classic visit the Brushcreek Motorsports web site at or call the track office at 937-544-3344.

Brushcreek Motorsports Complex is located 3 miles south of Peebles, Ohio on OH 41. Directions: from Cincinnati, OH take 1-275 to OH-32 East. to OH-41turn right onto OH-41. From Columbus, OH take 1-270 to US-23 South to OH-32 West to OH-41 turn left onto OH-41. From Athens, OH take OH-682 S. Merge onto OH-32 W to OH -41 turn left onto OH-41.