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Kline Makes Late Pass to Become All-Time Leader in 305ci Wins at Knoxville
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7/12/2016

7/12/2016

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Kline Makes Late Pass to Become All-Time Leader in 305ci Wins at Knoxville

(Photo by Derek Cardwell)

Inside Line Promotions – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 12, 2016) – Devin Kline charged to his second triumph of the season last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where the victory made him the leader in career 305ci sprint car wins with nine.

“The goal was to win one race,” he said. “To have this accomplishment is pretty surreal and I feel very thankful for every opportunity I’ve been given.”

Kline and the White Lightning Motorsports team opened the night by qualifying second quickest.

“Larry (Ball Jr.) made some changes on the car for the heat race and I didn’t feel great,” he said. “To come up through like we did and not liking the car I was looking forward to the feature going back to what we knew. We made some shock changes and that was something we’ve been looking for all year long.”

Kline, who won his heat race after starting sixth, lined up on the inside of the third row for the main event.

“We started to roll up through there,” he said. “I got up to second within about five laps or so. I knew we were rolling pretty good. I came out of turn two and I could see how far out Rager (Phillips) was. He was going into turn three. I thought there’s not enough laps left. I kept trying to hit my marks and the next thing I know we were right there. Every time we’d come down the frontstretch I kept saying, ‘Don’t throw the white flag. Don’t throw the white flag.’”

Kline took the lead in the closing laps and he held on during a green-white-checkered finish for the trip into Victory Lane.

Teammate Jamie Ball had a strong start to his night in the 360ci class.

“It started off the best of the year getting our first quick time,” he said. “Our car was perfect. I think we have our qualifying dialed back in like we used to.”

Ball established quick time during qualifying before advancing from sixth to third place in a heat race. He lined up on the outside of the third row for the feature.

“The track slicked off pretty good and we missed the setup a little bit,” he said. “The bottom was narrow. We maintained where we started for most of the race. At the end Tony Shilling got me at off turn four for sixth.”

Ball closed with a seventh-place finish, which was his 13th top 10 in 17 races this season.

Both Kline and Ball will return to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS –

JAMIE BALL:

July 9 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 7 (6).

DEVIN KLINE:

July 9 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (6); Feature: 1 (5).

SEASON STATS –

JAMIE BALL: 17 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 13 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 16 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE: 11 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 9 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

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

APPAREL –

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.

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White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank Housby, JJ Kane Auctioneers, Timber Line Tree Service, The Hearing Clinic, Iowa State Savings Bank, Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hooker Harness, MyRacePass, Sweet Manufacturing, 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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