The final round of
the JSR King of the River turned out to be a nail
biter with Paul Solomon winning the crown by one
point. Solomon had a night he would prefer to
forget. Going into the final round as pointís leader
he just needed a smooth night.
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award it was
looking good for him but this wasnít to be after
hurting his engine in his first heat. The team
quickly set about trying to find the issue and
repair it but not being able to do this they then
were offered another motor from Ron Donaldsonís V33.
Donaldson was out for the night after damage
sustained in Heat 1.
The extended Team
Solomon then took about pulling the engine out of
the V33, pulling the engine out of his own V7 and
installing the V33 power plant into his own car.
Without engine lifters in transporters the Heartland
Raceway Backhoe was put into use and assisted in
lifting all engines around. Lining up for the A Main
from position 20 Solomon had the drive of the night
with the little steel block engine finishing in
It was a tense few minutes
while points were calculated and then double checked
before it was announced after RD5 Presentations were
awarded. With the effort made by so many to help get
Pauly back on track everyone was pleased with the
38 drivers contested the five round
three state mini-series just proving the popularity
of this miniseries.
Paul Solomon JSR King of the River winner 2016
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