16-Year-Old Tops Sprint Invader Opener


WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa — Sixteen-year-old Paul Nienhiser took to the track in a 360 sprint for the first time, but looked like a veteran in winning the at the DOC 360 Frostbuster opener for the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders at 34 Raceway Saturday.

The youngster put on a clean sweep of his heat, the Dash and led all 25 laps in the main event.

Nienhiser, aboard the Mason Sound No. 9 sprinter, enlisted the help of fellow driver, Joey Moughan, as crew chief for the night. He utilized the same Claxton power plant that Moughan used to a win of his own at the speedway last season. It proved a winning combination.

“On the way up here, Joey (Moughan) was saying how much he likes this place,” said Nienhiser. “I kind of like it, too. We are planning on running with the Sprint Invaders this year, and we’re looking forward to it.”

Scotty Thiel finished second ahead of Josh Schneiderman, Russ Hall and Alan Ambers.