Kline Returns to Victory Lane and Ball Earns Top 10 for White Lightning Motorsports

Kline Returns to Victory Lane and Ball Earns Top 10 for White Lightning Motorsports

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Inside Line Promotions – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 30, 2015) – White Lightning Motorsports had another great performance last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where Devin Kline captured his fourth 305ci feature victory and teammate Jamie Ball posted his first top 10 of the season at the famed half-mile oval.

Kline, who ranks second in the championship standings, opened the event by setting quick time during qualifying before he finished fifth in a heat race to make the feature inversion.

“We started off the night with quick time, which was our first of the year,” he said. “That set a good tone.”

Kline then drew the pole for the 15-lap main event during the feature redraw.

“It was a very wide and tricky track,” he said. “The bottom was pretty narrow. I could hit it pretty good on the restarts, but when we were up to speed it was hard to hit. Chris Walraven and Stacey Alexander went by me early so I went to the top.”

Kline raced in third place for the first few laps before Walraven brought out a caution. Kline took advantage of the restart on Lap 6 to power into the top spot.

“I knew I could hit turns one and two off the restart so I went down there and nailed it like I needed to,” he said. “We drag raced down the backstretch and I threw a slider in turns three and four to take the lead. I knew it was my one shot. I cruised around the top from there.”

It marked Kline’s sixth feature victory at Knoxville Raceway.

Ball also had a solid night in the 360ci class, beginning with a third-place qualifying run. He then maneuvered from sixth to win a heat race.

“Things started off well again,” he said. “We timed third quick for the fourth time this year. We’re right there when it comes to qualifying. We had a good heat race going from sixth to third, but got credited with the win due to the first and second-place drivers not stopping for a red.”

Ball made the feature redraw and pulled the No. 3 to start the main event on the inside of the second row.

“We fell back a little bit and we were racing for sixth place with another driver,” he said. “I tried to go around him on the outside of turn four. My car got a little into the cushion and his car slid up. We banged wheels, but I was able to save it. I lost two spots there, but it was just a racing deal.”

Ball ended with a ninth-place result.

“At the beginning of the year I wouldn’t have been too thrilled with ninth place, but with the bad luck and how much we’ve been struggling it’s little steps that are important,” he said.

Ball will return to action this Thursday at Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders (which he leads the points in) and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway. Kline has the weekend off.



June 27 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (6); Feature: 9 (3).


June 27 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 1 (1).


JAMIE BALL – 13 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 12 top 20s

DEVIN KLINE – 7 races, 4 wins, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 7 top 20s


Thursday at Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa


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Here is a link to highlights of Kline’s first win of the season at Knoxville Raceway on May 9:

Here is a link to highlights of Kline’s second win of the season at Knoxville Raceway on May 23:


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