Tracy Hines Finishes Fourth and Seventh in Arkansas Doubleheader
By Tracy Hines Racing PR
NEW CASTLE, Ind.—Sept. 8, 2013— Rough and tumble racing is just par for the course at a couple of tight bullrings like I-30 Speedway and Riverside International Speedway, both in Arkansas. Tracy Hines was engaged in some torrid battles this past weekend as the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series invaded the Razorback State for a two-race stand at the pair of aforementioned venues. When it was all said and done, the veteran driver came away with fourth- and sixth-place finishes.
At Riverside International Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 7, Hines opened the night as the second-fastest qualifier of the 22 entrants. The native of New Castle, Ind., lined up sixth in the second, 10-lap heat race and finished fifth. Hines started sixth in the 40-lap main event at the always racy quarter-mile. After working his way into the top-five, he continued to chase down the leaders. With five laps remaining, there was contact between Hines and Tyler Courtney as they battled for the third position off turn four. Both drivers were able to continue on and Hines wound up finishing fourth in his self-owned Hansen’s Welding Inc./The Carolina Nut Company DRC.
On Friday, Sept. 6, at I-30 Speedway, Hines was fifth-quickest of the 26 drivers that took to the quarter-mile for qualifying. He came home fourth in the second heat race, which was 10 laps in distance, after starting in the fifth spot. Hines rolled off third for the 40-lap A-feature and ran among the top-10 for the entire distance, which was slowed by a rash of caution and red flag periods. He would end up crossing the finish line in seventh.
Hines has finished ninth of better in each of his last six starts with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series. The 2002 series champion is currently sixth in points on the strength of two wins and 14 top-10 finishes. A total of seven nights of racing remain for the series in 2013.
Hines returns to action next weekend with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., for a co-sanctioned event with the Midwest Sprint Car Series.