UNITED EXPRESSLINE ALL STAR SPRINT RESULTS - SAT. 08/03/96 - K-C Raceway, Alma, Ohio
ALMA, OH - Kelly Kinser started 14th, held off his cousin Randy and won his third United Expressline All Star sprint feature Saturday night at K-C Raceway. Kinser's win, aboard the Kinser Timber, Franklin Power Products Stealth, came with a Gaerte-Chevy engine under the hood and on McCreary tires. "On the first red we were really tight and just loosened up the car," Kinser said of his race strategy. "I really did want to win this race tonight. I started 14th and I didn't think I had a shot but everybody got loose and I was really glued down to the track the rest of the way after the restart. " R. Kinser started fifth and led for nine laps in the middle of the race until Kelly moved by him. "We put the wrong tire on the inside, too soft." Randy said later. "On the restart we were as beautiful as we've ever been here, but it just didn't last long enough. If we would have had a yellow I think I could have drove back around Kelly." R. Kinser's Maxim is owned by Steve Kinser and carries a Jones-Kinser Chevrolet powerplant. Frankie Kerr rode Stan Shoff's J&J home third, with 17th starting Todd Kane fourth. Kane was running his own year old Maxim with an old engine under the hood from his asphalt sprinter of several years ago. Dale Blaney completed the top five finishers. Blaney took the lead from the pole, leading over fourth starter Kerr and outside pole man James Fisher. Blaney and Kerr pulled away from the pack until third starting Dean Jacobs began catching the top duo. Kerr was working well on the bottom and ducked under Blaney going down the backstretch on lap six to take the lead. Jacobs followed Kerr by for second, and then got sideways a lap later, slid off turn three and flipped, bringing out a red. On the restart, Tracy Hoover slid off turn three and flipped end-over-end several times for another red. Blaney went high exiting turn two to grab the lead over Kerr and now R. Kinser moved into third in a challenging position. Kerr was running the low grove, with Blaney high. Kerr kept the pressure on, and was able to duck under Blaney at the flagstand to lead lap 13. By lap 18, Kinser had moved into second, and Craig Dollansky also followed him by Blaney. Then Rodney Duncan flipped in turn three, losing a tire, to bring out the event's third red flag. Craig Dollansky's machine would not fire up on the restart, sending him pitside, dropping him from third. This made the restart order Kerr, R. Kinser, Blaney and K. Kinser. R. Kinser swept high around Kerr to lead at the drop of the green, with Kerr tucking in behind. A lap later K. Kinser passed Blaney for third and kept closing on the leaders. Lap 24 saw Kelly take Kerr for second, and then chase his cousin. Kelly was moving up in the low groove, and took over on lap 28 by passing Randy on the backstretch. He then began pulling away for the win as Randy held off Kerr for second. Rocky Hodges started ninth and ended up sixth, with Charlie Fisher seventh, Danny Smith eighth, Jim Nier ninth and K-C points leader Mike Bowling tenth. Charlie Fisher was the fast qualifier over the 31 car field and won the Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash and the Outerwears Pre-filters B Main. The Southwest Expressline heat went to Kelly Kinser, the ButlerBuilt heat to Byron Reed and the third heat to Tim Shaffer. Gus Wasson took a wild flip in the B Main over David Snell, but he was not injured. Snell left the speedway complaining of a sore back. Skip Waterman won the late model main over Carl Coleman.
Time Trials: 1. Charlie Fisher, Fisher 48, 11.663; 2. Randy Kinser, Kinser 14, 11.681; 3. Kenny Jacobs, Ashworth 92, 11.765; 4. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23s, 11.837; 5. Dean Jacobs, Jacobs 1F, 11.891; 6. James Fisher, Fisher 48J, 11.904; 7. Dale Blaney, Hughes 94, 11.955; 8. Danny Smith, Bodkins 00, 11.975; 9. Craig Dollansky, Lindsey 2D, 11.988; 10. Jimmy Stinson, Lauman 60, 12.008; 11. Rocky Hodges, Holbrook 8H, 12.040; 12. Van Gurley Jr., Gurley 3B, 12.046; 13. Kevin Huntley, Johnson U2, 12.052; 14. Byron Reed, B&S 5, 12.062; 15. Tim Shaffer, J&M 55, 12.090; 16. Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4K, 12.091; 17. Jim Nier, Nier 00, 12.097; 18. Mike Bowling, Bowling 98, 12.200; 19. Todd Kane, Kane 78, 12.234; 20. Brian Carlson, SC Motorsports 18, 12.268; 21. Sarah Fisher, Fisher 9, 12.285; 22. Jeremy Minton, Minton 13, 12.348; 23. Eddie Slone, Jarrell 22, 12.402; 24. Rodney Duncan, Susong 63d, 12.406; 25. David Snell, Snell 70, 12.431; 26. Tracy Hoover, Hall 9, 12.439; 27. Gus Wasson, Wasson 4G, 12.440; 28. Wayne McPeek, McPeek 1MC, 12.655; 29. Keith Crabtree, Baker 51, 12.760; 30. Tim Jodrey, Jodrey 37, 13.090; 31. Dave Dickson, Abbott 7a, NT. Southwest Expressline Heat (10 laps): 1. K. Kinser 2. Blaney 3. Kerr 4. Huntley 5. Kane 6. C. Fisher 7. Minton 8. Snell 9. McPeek 10. Stinson. ButlerBuilt Heat (10 laps): 1. Reed 2. Nier 3. D. Jacobs 4. Smith 5. Hodges 6. Hoover 7. Slone 8. Crabtree 9. Carlson 10. R. Kinser. Heat (10 laps): 1. Shaffer 2. Bowling 3. Gurley 4. Dollansky 5. S. Fisher 6. J. Fisher 7. Duncan 8. Wasson 9. Jodrey 10. K. Jacobs. Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash (4 laps): 1. C. Fisher 2. D. Jacobs 3. Kerr 4. Blaney 5. Smith 6. J. Fisher. Outerwears Pre-filters B Main (12 laps): 1. C. Fisher 2. K. Kinser 3. Duncan 4. McPeek 5. Slone 6. J. Fisher 7. Hoover 8. Crabtree 9. Carlson 10. Jodrey 11. Stinson 12. Minton 13. Snell 14. Wasson 15. K. Jacobs. A Main (40 laps): 1. K. Kinser 2. R. Kinser 3. Kerr 4. Kane 5. Blaney 6. Hodges 7. C. Fisher 8. Smith 9. Nier 10. Bowling 11. Reed 12. Gurley 13. S. Fisher 14. Slone 15. Shaffer 16. McPeek 17. Huntley 18. Dollansky 19. J. Fisher 20. Duncan 21. Hoover 22. D. Jacobs.