ALLSTAR: Eldora report 95-07-22

12th ANNUAL KING'S ROYAL SPRINT RESULTS - Sat. 7/22/95 Eldora Speedway - Rossburg, OH - By Scott Hall Rossburg, OH - Dave Blaney led the final 30 laps to win his second King's Royal and $50,000 Saturday night at Eldora Speedway....

12th ANNUAL KING'S ROYAL SPRINT RESULTS - Sat. 7/22/95 Eldora Speedway - Rossburg, OH - By Scott Hall

Rossburg, OH - Dave Blaney led the final 30 laps to win his second King's Royal and $50,000 Saturday night at Eldora Speedway. Behind Blaney's Casey Luna Shaver-Ford powered J&J aboard Goodyear tires was Steve Kinser in the Quaker State Maxim and Todd Kane in Junior Holbrook's J&J. A late race red came at the right time for Blaney. "We had to change the whole front axle. We were lucky the thing didn't break," Blaney said of his wall brush late in the race, after which the axle was able to be repaired under a lap 32 red flag. "Dave was gone, he had us covered," Kinser said of his runnerup finish, worth $12,000. "I was just a little bit tight early, then I got good in the middle and at the end I got a bit loose. This J&J worked good," Kane said afterward of Holbrook's Kriner- powered machine as he took home $7,000. Rounding out the top five finishers was Keith Kauffman in Gil Sonner's machine and Sammy Swindell, who started next to last in the 24 car field, fifth. Joey Saldana took the lead at the drop of the green in the high groove from the outside pole with fourth starting Blaney tucking into second. Saldana led through two restarts, one for a Steve Kent stall and one for a Lee Brewer spin in which Jeff Shepard spun to avoid Brewer. As Saldana and Blaney headed into lapped traffic, Blaney dove low under Saldana in turn three to lead lap 10. "The lapped car came down on him, and he hesitated just a second and I just ran right by him," Blaney recalled of his pass for the lead. Then three fourths of a lap later, Shepard spun with Rob Chaney hitting him in turn four, with Shepard flipping the Wahlie Motorsports Maxim, and Mark Kinser sliding into Shepard's disabled machine. Chaney, meanwhile, slid through the pit entrance with a broken front end and hit Kane's camper. Blaney ran out to a huge lead after the restart, with Saldana maintaining second and Kane third. By the halfway point it was Blaney, Saldana, Kane, S. Kinser, Kauffman, Dale Blaney, Andy Hillenburg, J. Swindell and Huntley. With Blaney now a half staightaway ahead, Kinser got around Kane after several laps of trying low moves in turn one. Kinser then disposed of Saldana on lap 26, with Saldana going pitside a lap later with a smoking Stealth machine. This made the order Dave Blaney, Kinser, Kane, Kauffman and Dale Blaney. As Dave Blaney approached lapped traffic on lap 32, Greg Hodnett brought out another red when he flipped right in front of the leader, tearing out several turn two fenceposts and the caution light. This wiped out Dave Blaney's half lap lead. But on the final restart, with eight laps remaining, Blaney pulled away from Kinser, who had to contend with three lapped cars. Blaney flashed under the checkered flag one third of a lap ahead of Kinser. Dale Blaney came in sixth, with Jeff Swindell seventh, Andy Hillenburg eighth, Kevin Huntley ninth and Stevie Smith tenth. On the start of the first heat, Jac Haudenschild bumped Ed Lynch Jr., with both flipping wildly down the frontstretch and Sammy Swindell hitting the inside wall to avoid them. Tray House jumped the cushion, tagged the wall and flipped in the second heat. No one was injured. S. Swindell set fast time over the 53 car field. Rob Chaney, Jeff Swindell, Randy Hannigan, Lee Brewer, Jr., Smith and S. Kinser were the heat winners. S. Kinser was the only driver out of the top 13 qualifiers to transfer to the A Main through the heats. The C Main went to Haudenschild and the B Main to M. Kinser. The 360 sprint bandit 20 lap A Main went non-stop with Mike Zeiter holding off George Prosser all race long in a side by side battle. Prosser and third place Bobby Clark tangled after the checkered with both flipping in turn one. Kevin Atkins was fourth and Aaron Call fifth. Heats went to Clark, Atkins, Ron Beale and Mark Long. Travis Miller took the B main. Time Trials: 1. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 14.210; 2. Charlie Fisher, Fisher 48, 14.266; 3. Dwain Leiber, Leiber 62, 14.357; 4. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23s, 14.376; 5. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5m, 14.386; 6. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 14.417; 7. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 14.417; 8. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 14.419; 9. Tim Shaffer, Reidling 50, 14.438; 10. Keith Kauffman, Sonner 47, 14.477; 11. Joey Saldana, Wendt 77w, 14.552; 12. Jimmy Hawley, Shoup 21, 14.557; 13. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 14.561; 14. Todd Kane, Holbrook 8H, 14.583; 15. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 14.611; 16. Dale Blaney, Hughes 94, 14.614; 17. Greg Hodnett, Two Winners 8tw, 14.618; 18. Daniel Coggeshell, Coggeshell 3, 14.621; 19. Bobby Davis Jr., Davis 4, 14.710; 20. Jerrod Hull, Hull 11, 14.772; 21. Jason Dukes, Andrews 6D, 14.793; 22. Tim Engler, Engler 73, 14.796; 23. Johnny Herrera, Forbrook/Cole 5, 14.810; 24. Art Wendt, Wendt 77a, 14.816; 25. Rob Chaney, Chaney 42, 14.821; 26. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7tw, 14.831; 27. Craig Dollansky, Serace 55, 14.834; 28. Lee Brewer Jr., Daugherty 7, 14.835; 29. Stevie Smith, Motter 71m, 14.836; 30. Byron Reed, B&S 5, 14.846; 31. Kevin Huntley, Lindsey 2D, 14.851; 32. Craig Rankin, R&R 27, 14.897; 33. Randy Hannigan, Hannigan 1x, 14.901; 34. Steve Kent, Helm 11, 14.916; 35. Tommy Estes Jr., Gray 51, 14.917; 36. Jeff Shepard, Wahlie 1, 14.963; 37. Gus Wasson, Wasson 4G, 14.988; 38. Tray House, Frampton 95, 14.990; 39. Kenny Jacobs, Johnson U2, 15.058; 40. Tim Clark, Clark 11c, 15.176; 41. James Fisher, Fisher 48J, 15.181; 42. Van Gurley Jr., Gurley 3B, 15.192; 43. Butch Schroeder, Gottschalk 17, 15.211; 44. Bobby Allen, Kuhn 11a, 15.243; 45. Mark Christman, Christman 34, 15.258; 46. Randy Hammer, Hammer 24, 15.284; 47. Jack Hewitt, Hampshire 63, 15.305; 48. Terry Pletch, Pletch 29, 15.321; 49. Joe Cheeseman, Cheeseman 55, 15.348; 50. Kent Wolters, Wolters 25, 15.614; 51. Brian Carlson, Carlson 18, 15.621; 52. Larry Hoyt, Hoyt 27, 17.455; 53. Gerry Hart, Hart 39, NT.

Heat (8 laps/top 3 to A main): 1. Chaney 2. Huntley 3. Davis 4. Wasson 5. Schroeder 6. Cheeseman 7. Lynch 8. Haudenschild 9. S. Swindell. Heat (8 laps): 1. J. Swindell 2. Kane 3. Rankin 4. Dave Blaney 5. Hull 6. C. Fisher 7. Allen 8. Wolters 9. House. Heat (8 laps): 1. Hannigan 2. Hillenburg 3. Dukes 4. Jacobs 5. Shaffer 6. Christman 7. Leiber 8. Carlson 9. Dollansky. Heat (8 laps): 1. Brewer 2. Kent 3. Dale Blaney 4. Kauffman 5. Engler 6. Kerr 7. Hammer 8. Clark 9. Hoyt. Heat (8 laps): 1. Smith 2. Estes 3. Hodnett 4. M. Kinser 5. Herrera 6. Saldana 7. Hewitt 8. J. Fisher. Heat (8 laps): 1. S. Kinser 2. Reed 3. Shepard 4. Hawley 5. Coggeshell 6. Wendt 7. Pletch. C Main (10 laps): 1. Haudenschild 2. S. Swindell 3. Leiber 4. Allen 5. Hewitt 6. Clark 7. Pletch 8. Hammer 9. Carlson 10. J. Fisher 11. Hoyt 12. Wolters. B Main (15 laps): 1. M. Kinser 2. Dave Blaney 3. Kauffman 4. Saldana 5. Hawley 6. Jacobs 7. Haudenschild 8. S. Swindell 9. Shaffer 10. C. Fisher 11. Coggeshell 12. Leiber 13. Engler 14. Hull 15. Christman 16. Wendt 17. Cheeseman 18. Kerr 19. Wasson 20. Allen 21. Schroeder. A Main (40 laps): 1. Dave Blaney 2. S. Kinser 3. Kane 4. Kauffman 5. S. Swindell 6. Dale Blaney 7. J. Swindell 8. Hillenburg 9. Huntley 10. Smith 11. Reed 12. Hannigan 13. C. Fisher 14. Rankin 15. Brewer 16. Hodnett 17. Dukes 18. Saldana 19. Estes 20. M. Kinser 21. Chaney 22. Shepard 23. Davis 24. Kent.

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