The popular Mini Stock category provides new drivers with an opportunity to participate in an entry-level stock car class.
Rules are written to keep costs to a minimum.
The Mini Stock division is open to any 2010 and older approved 4-cylinder automobile having an engine no larger than 2500cc. The cars may be front or rear-wheel drive. Rules prohibit convertibles, 4-wheel drives, trucks, BMW, Audi, Saab turbo, V-Tec, supercharged or rotary engines. Also, excluded are mid or rear-engine vehicles. The weight of the cars is determined by the engine displacement and cylinder head design.
The body must retain its stock appearance - no chopping, channeling or sectioning is allowed.
Safety is a major concern in this division. Mini Stocks are fitted with a roll cage, fuel cell, five-point quick-release belts (shoulder and lap), aluminum racing seat and a window net.
Some of the makes and models typically raced by competitors include the Ford Mustang, Nissan 240SX, Acura Integra, Honda Civic and Pontiac Sunfire.
It was a big payday for the Mini Stock teams competing at Jukasa Motor Speedway. The track was offering a total purse of $17,800. The winner of the event would earn $2,200. The payout went down to fortieth with that last driver receiving $200. Competitors would race around the 5/8-mile semi-banked oval for thirty-five-laps.
|Thirty-four competitor’s line-up on the back straight at Jukasa Motor Speedway in anticipation of the Starter’s green flag. Pacing the field for the thirty-five-lap Mini Stock event is the No. 33 Honda Civic driven by Warren Paxton. Sharing the front row with Paxton is Doug Butler in the No. 10B Nissan 240SX. Gridded behind Paxton is Dylan Sharp and beside Sharp is the Nissan 240SX of the fastest qualifier, Eric Yorke.|
|Andy Kamrath won last year’s Super Stock event at Jukasa Motor Speedway’s Canadian Short Track Nationals. He returned to Jukasa in his Mini Stock Honda Civic. Kamrath was fastest in the opening practice session. In round two, Kamrath was following Craig Kamrath when he lost the motor in his Honda Del Sol. Andy slid up the track and hit the turn three wall. The impact snapped the steering knuckle and ended his day.|
|The eventual winner, Doug Butler in the No. 10B Nissan 240SX leads the fastest qualifier, Eric Yorke also in a Nissan 240SX. Butler started on the outside of the front row. In addition to Yorke, Butler battled with the Honda Civic of Warren Paxton and Dylan Sharp, driving an Acura Integra. By the mid-point of the contest, Butler had surrendered the lead to Sharp. However, Sharp pitted allowing Butler to inherit the victory and $2,200 payday.|
|Quickest in the second practice session was Dylan Sharp. Sharp was driving the No. 17 Acura Integra. He started third after recording the second-fastest time during qualifying. Mid-way through the contest, Sharp took the lead from Doug Butler. However, with ten-laps remaining in the event, he pulled into the pits with a suspected flat tire. After his crew inspected the Acura, Sharp returned to the track and finished twenty-fifth.|
|As a result of the inverted grid, the No. 33 Blue Mountain Honda sponsored Honda Civic driven by Warren Paxton started on the pole. He lost first place early in the contest to the Nissan 240SX of front row starter, Doug Butler. During the thirty-five-lap event, Paxton never dropped out of the top-five. When the leader, Dylan Sharp encounter problems, Paxton moved into second place and captured a runner-up finish.|
|William Gibbons raced the No. 10 Honda CRX. Gibbons was quick in practice and was lucky not to be involved in the Kamrath incident during the second session. In qualifying, he lost some speed and could only manage the twelfth fastest time. This seemed to be of little consequence as he moved rapidly up the race order. At the checkered flag, Gibbons was in third place.|
|The top-three finishers for the thirty-five-lap Mini Stock event at Jukasa Motor Speedway. In the center is the winner and driver of the No. 10B R.S.A. Autoparts sponsored Nissan 240SX, Doug Butler. To Butler’s right is the pole-sitter and runner-up, Warren Paxton. Rounding out the top-three is William Gibbons who drove the No. 10 Honda CRX with backing from Norm’s Fast Lube.|
|With a total payout of over $17,000 ($2,200 going to the winner), there would have to be a post-race technical inspection. The top three finishers – Doug Butler (Nissan 240SX), Warren Paxton (Honda Civic) and William Gibbons (Honda CRX) - had their cars torn down in Jukasa Motor Speedway’s infield. The Tech Inspectors examined engine components and all teams passed the checks for compliance - the results were declared final.|
|FINISH||START||DRIVER||SPONSOR / CAR||LAPS|
|1||2||Doug Butler||R.S.A. Autoparts / Nissan 240SX||35|
|2||1||Warren Paxton||Blue Mountain Honda / Honda Civic||35|
|3||12||William Gibbons||Norm's Fast Lube / Honda CRX||35|
|4||8||Samantha Shaw||SPIRA / Ford Mustang||35|
|5||4||Eric Yorke||Partimer Signs / Nissan 240SX||35|
|6||7||Shawn Taylor||Kangaroo Trailers / Nissan 240SX||35|
|7||5||Cory Young||Russell Fencing / Honda Civic||35|
|8||9||Isaac Dippel||Total Home Energy Systems / Mazda 3||35|
|9||13||Nolan Gould||NASC Hockey / Acura Integra||35|
|10||16||Terry Woodley||Creative Sign Shop / Nissan 240SX||35|
|11||34||Brandon Crumbie||Amzoil / Porsche 944||35|
|12||14||Kevin Bridge||LiUNA! / Honda Civic||35|
|13||10||Brian Wilson||Edge Automotive / Nissan 240SX||34|
|14||18||Kaitlyn Wallace||Klotz Auto Repair / Ford Mustang||34|
|15||20||Mellisa Bullen||Northway Tire / Ford Mustang||34|
|16||15||Bobby Tolton||Amzoil / Nissan 240SX||34|
|17||19||Randi Seguin||Nashville North / Nissan 240SX||34|
|18||22||Matt Young||Blue Streak Contracting / Chevrolet Cobalt||34|
|19||20||Cody Byrne||Byrne Plumbing / Honda Civic||33|
|20||23||Chandler Bos||Speedy Auto Machine / Chevrolet Cobalt||33|
|21||24||Eric Rainey||R Family Farm / Pontiac Sunfire||33|
|22||21||Kyle Wert||Eccles Auto Service / Nissan 240SX||33|
|23||26||Robert Pinnemore||G.D. Coates / Chevrolet Cobalt||33|
|24||28||Dave Crumbie||Amzoil / Ford Mustang||32|
|25||3||Dylan Sharpe||AA Discount Auto / Acura Integra||32|
|26||27||Wendy Adams||Beatty Auto Service / Ford Mustang||31|
|27||30||Lisa de Leeuw||Safeway Towing / Nissan 240SX||31|
|28||20||Mike Thomson||Runcos Auto Centre / Ford Mustang||30|
|29||6||Chad Corcoran||Self / Nissan 240SX||27|
|30||29||Dan Demers||Goodwin Metal Products / Honda Prelude||24|
|31||11||Kevin Strutt||Scarsview Chrysler / Dodge Neon||17|
|32||31||Jason Tolton||Vacutrux / Nissan 240SX||16|
|33||32||Stan Cook||Self / Honda Civic||11|
|34||17||Johnny Paradzinski||DNA Landscaping / Dodge Neon||2|
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