Calistoga 2nd day report

KINSER KEEPS MUFFLER, WINS SECOND CALISTOGA PRELIM By Richard Day CALISTOGA, CA (September 3) - Fortunes can change in an instant on the World of Outlaws tour. Just ask Steve Kinser, Joe Gaerte and...

KINSER KEEPS MUFFLER, WINS SECOND CALISTOGA PRELIM By Richard Day CALISTOGA, CA (September 3) - Fortunes can change in an instant on the World of Outlaws tour. Just ask Steve Kinser, Joe Gaerte and Andy Hillenburg. Kinser led all 20 laps in the opening-night Preliminary Feature at Calistoga Speedway Friday, only to be disqualified for losing his muffler. Joe Gaerte received credit for the victory. Preliminary program #2 of the Copenhagen-Skoal Shootout's California tour opener saw Andy Hillenburg break the one-lap record Kinser set Friday and challenge "The King of the Outlaws" for the lead until an engine problem allowed him to race on only seven cylinders for the final nine laps. Kinser led all 20 laps for the second straight night, and received credit for the victory as the muffler on the #11 Valvoline Maxim stayed intact. Even in victory, "The King of the Outlaws" wasn't satisfied with the way the #11 performed. "We've been having some motor problems," Kinser admitted. "I hope we can get them worked out before tomorrow night. It's just not running right." The #11 did run well enough for Kinser to record the second-fastest qualifying lap, win the Vivarin Dash and put together a flag-to-flag victory in the Preliminary Feature. "The King of the Outlaws" burst into the lead immediately after the green flag fell in the feature, and opened a 10-car-length advantage within two laps. He entered lapped traffic five laps into the race. Kinser was negotiating heavy lapped traffic three laps later when he took the high line through the third and fourth corners. He almost hit the outside retaining wall, however, allowing Hillenburg to catch him. Andy almost drove his #2 STP J&J into the lead entering turn four the next time around, but Kinser was equal to the challenge. Hillenburg was still threatening to take over first place as the leaders entered the first corner midway through the race. Kinser padded his cushion to six car-lengths when Andy was unable to pass Randy Hannagan quickly. Hillenburg reeled in Kinser during the 11th lap, and was challenging him for the lead again early in lap 12 when one of his cylinders stopped working. With Hillenburg running on a lame engine, Kinser opened a 15-car-length advantage within two laps. Sammy Swindell, a Copenhagen-Skoal Shootout "A" Feature winner at Calistoga on September 9, 1990, steered the #1 Bull & Hannah's Jenkins deep into the first corner to take over the runner-up spot with six laps remaining. Jeff Swindell, a crash victim in the Vivarin Dash, was challenging Hillenburg for third place when Bobby McMahan stopped the #88N JB Enterprises John Boy in turn four with a broken rear end late in the 17th lap. The red flag replaced the yellow when it was discovered that the rear end housing slammed into the seat and injured McMahan's back. He was taken to a nearby hospital for observation. Kenny Jacobs surrendered eighth place when he drove the #71M Ecowater Stealth into the pit area to have his right rear tire changed while the caution flag was flying. When the race resumed, Brooke Tatnell restarted between Steve and Sammy, and Kinser quickly opened a comfortable advantage. He was 10 car-lengths ahead of Swindell when he took the checkered flag. Hillenburg held on to finish in third place. Rounding out the top 10 in the Preliminary Feature were Jeff Swindell, Jac Haudenschild, Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race winner Dave Blaney, 12th-starting Johnny Herrera, Gaerte, Greg Hodnett and Steve Kent. Lee Brewer, Jr., bicycled and turned the #5 DeHart Farms J&J over entering the fourth corner early in the Vivarin Dash. He was credited with the 24th-place finish when he was unable to start the feature. Hillenburg received his 10th Ecowater Fast-Time Award of the year after clipping .037 seconds the one-lap record Kinser set 24 hours earlier. He circled the semi-banked, half-mile oval in 16.852 seconds, an average speed of 106.812 m.p.h. WoO 1994 WORLD OF OUTLAWS/COPENHAGEN-SKOAL SHOOTOUT Calistoga Speedway, Calistoga, CA Saturday, September 3, Second Preliminary Program Qualifications: 1. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 16.852 (new one-lap record); 2. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 16.968; 3. Joe Gaerte, Two Winners 9TW, 16.973; 4. Kenny Jacobs, Motter 71M, 17.048; 5. Lee Brewer, Jr., Danell/ Dehart 5, 17.079; 6. Sammy Swindell, Gilliam 1, 17.080; 7. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 17.170; 8. Lindsey Casto, Casto 40, 17.234; 9. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 17.261; 10. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 17.262; 11. Greg Hodnett, Two Winners 8TW, 17.275; 12. Johnny Herrera, Hamilton 77, 17.294; 13. Sparky Howard, Sparks Flying Motorsports 44C, 17.303; 14. Steve Kent, Helm 11K, 17.355; 15. Greg DeCaires, Roth 83, 17.492; 16. Brooke Tatnell, Starr/ Gillespie 18, 17.401; 17. Bobby McMahan, Bumgarner 88N, 17.492; 18. Ronnie Day, Offill 88, 17.503; 19. Randy Hannagan, Hannagan 1x, 17.507; 20. Eric Rossi, Filipich 98x, 17.516; 21. Paul McMahan, Lamar 3, 17.527; 22. Jim Carr, Carr 65, 17.540; 23. Stevie Smith, Veilhauer 12x, 17.547; 24. Steve Coelho, Coelho 6C, 17.607; 25. Keith Kauffman, Berry 7, 17.614; 26. Randy Tiner, Consani 4c, 17.645; 27. Brent Kaeding, Kaeding 69, 17.677; 28. Sid Blandford, Blandford 31, 17.810; 29. Greg Brown, Collis/Jeremiah 44B, 17.873; 30. Garry Lee Maier, Finkenbinder 3F, 17.912; 31. bob Walker, Walker 98, 17.944; 32. Jay Follman, Follman 7F, 17.950; 33. Kevin Pylant, Pylant 14P, 17.954; 34. Tim Green, Owen 14, 17.965; 35. Joey Delisle, Delisle 88J, 18.354; 36. Brian Hodges, Britton 31N, 18.704; 37. Erik Folger, Folger 17N, 18.762; 38. Keith Nafnger, Brown 9B, 19.192. First Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Paul McMahan, 2. Andy Hillenburg, 3. Jac Haudenschild, 4. Bobby McMahan, 5. Lee Brewer, Jr., 6. Keith Kauffman, 7. Sparky Howard, 8. Kevin Pylant, 9. Greg Brown, 10. Erik Folger. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Dave Blaney, 2. Jim Carr, 3. Steve Kent, 4. Steve Kinser, 5. Sammy Swindell, 6. Ronnie Day, 7. Randy Tiner, 8. Tim Green, 9. Garry Lee Maier, 10. Keith Nafnger. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Third Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Randy Hannagan, 4. Joe Gaerte, 5. Jeff Swindell, 6. Greg DeCaires, 7. Brent Kaeding, 8. Bob Walker, 9. Joey Delisle. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Fourth Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Steve Coelho, 2. Johnny Herrera, 3. Kenny Jacobs, 4. Eric Rossi, 5. Brooke Tatnell, 6. Lindsey Casto, 7. Sid Blandford, 8. Jay Follman, 9. Brian Hodges. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Andy Hillenburg, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Joe Gaerte, 5. Kenny Jacobs, 6. Jac Haudenschild, 7. Lee Brewer, Jr., 8. Jeff Swindell. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the Preliminary Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Ronnie Day, 2. Greg DeCaires, 3. Lindsey Casto, 4. Randy Tiner, 5. Keith Kauffman ($160); 6. Brent Kaeding ($135); 7. Garry Lee Maier ($110); 8. Kevin Pylant ($85); 9. Tim Green ($70); 10. Greg Brown ($60); 11. Bob Walker ($50); 12. Brian Hodges ($50); 13. Erik Folger ($50); 14. Joey Delisle ($50); 15. Jay Follman ($50); 16. Keith Nafnger ($50); 17. Sparky Howard ($50); 18. Sid Blandford ($50). (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Preliminary Feature (20 laps): 1. Steve Kinser ($4,010); 2. Sammy Swindell ($2,010); 3. Andy Hillenburg ($1,510); 4. Jeff Swindell ($1,210); 5. Jac Haudenschild ($1,010); 6. Dave Blaney ($860); 7. Johnny Herrera ($610); 8. Joe Gaerte ($560); 9. Greg Hodnett ($535); 10. Steve Kent ($510); 11. Stevie Smith ($410); 12. Paul McMahan ($260); 13. Ronnie Day ($255); 14. Lindsey Casto ($230); 15. Kenny Jacobs ($210); 16. Greg DeCaires ($230); 17. Randy Hannagan ($210); 18. Eric Rossi ($210); 19. Brooke Tatnell ($210); 20. Randy Tiner ($230); 21. Jim Carr ($210); 22. Steve Coelho ($210); 23. Bobby McMahan ($210); 24. Lee Brewer, Jr. ($210). Lap leader: Steve Kinser 1-20 Ecowater Fast-Time Award winner: Andy Hillenburg WoO *eot

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Kenny Jacobs , Brooke Tatnell , Paul McMahan , Randy Hannagan , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Bobby McMahan , Jeff Swindell , Tim Green