Eagle report 96-06-28

Mark Kinser Dominates Eagle Nationals Opener By Richard Day EAGLE, NE (June 28) - Mark Kinser put together a near-perfect performance when the Skoal Outlaw Series opened the 13th Annual Eagle Nationals...

Mark Kinser Dominates Eagle Nationals Opener By Richard Day EAGLE, NE (June 28) - Mark Kinser put together a near-perfect performance when the Skoal Outlaw Series opened the 13th Annual Eagle Nationals before a capacity crowd at Eagle Raceway Friday. Kinser, the leader in the World of Outlaws point standings, set quick-time, won the Vivarin Dash and led all but three laps in winning the Preliminary Feature. The only portion of the preliminary program Mark didn't perfect was the First Quaker State Heat Race. Mark received his 18th EcoWater Quick-Time Award of the year after circling Eagle's high-banked, 1/3-mile oval in 11.730 seconds. Then he gave himself the pole position in the Vivarin Dash by picking the #0 inversion pill for the seven-lap race. Kinser burst into the lead as the green flag fell in the feature, and opened a six-car-length advantage within four laps. Sammy Swindell battled Steve Kinser for the runner-up spot during the opening lap, steering his #1 ChannelLock Gambler into the low groove in turn one and racing wheel-to-wheel with him in the second corner. Steve was equal to the challenge, however, winning a back-straightaway drag race to maintain the position. Mark was catching the backmarkers late in the sixth lap when Don Droud, Jr., allowed the #1BK Burger King sprinter to crash into the turn-one fence. Kinser raced away from the field as the green flag replaced the red, and put five car-lengths between his #5M Wirtgen Maxim and cousin Steve within a lap. Mark, the 1986 Eagle Nationals champion, rode the rim to a half-straightaway lead and caught the backmarkers again in the 10th lap. Steve kept his #11 Quaker State Maxim in the low groove and closed to within three car-lengths during the next two laps, however. The field was even tighter after Skip Jackson took the #10V Clark Construction Trostle for a spin in the fourth corner and brought out the caution flag late in the 13th lap. Jeff Swindell, who passed Stevie Smith early in the ninth lap, took fourth place from Dave Blaney with a low move into the fourth corner five laps later. Third Quaker State Heat Race winner Andy Hillenburg surrendered eighth place the next time around when mud filled his right rear wheel, forcing him to stop his #2 STP J&J in turn one. The Swindell brothers and Blaney were battling for third when Steve Kinser bounced off the cushion and his right rear wheel filled with mud late in lap 17. He was experiencing handling problems when Tim Baker stopped in turn one with a blown engine. The red flag replaced the yellow seconds later when Joe Gaerte and Lance Blevins collided. Steve, the two-time defending Eagle Nationals champion, surrendered fifth place when he went to the work area to have his crew remove the mud from his wheel. "The King of the Outlaws" restarted the race at the rear of the field and raced back into 14th place during the final five laps. "The Buckeye Bullet" reeled in Mark within a lap after the race resumed. He steered the #10 Vivarin J&J deep into the second corner and won a back-straightaway drag race to take the lead. Mark took the high line into turn four and, although he raced next to Blaney, was unable to regain first place. Mark returned the favor three laps later, however, diving low into the fourth corner when Blaney slid out of the inside groove. Sammy Swindell, a two-time winner at Eagle Raceway, took the low line into turn three to pass Blaney for the runner-up spot late in the final lap. He was two car-lengths behind when Mark took the checkered flag. Following Kinser, Sammy and Blaney across the finish line in the Preliminary Feature were Smith, Jeff Swindell, Jim Carr, Gaerte, First Quaker State Heat Race winner Johnny Herrera, Hillenburg and Joey Saldana. WoO 1996 World of Outlaws/Skoal Outlaw Series 13th Annual Eagle Nationals Eagle Raceway, Eagle, NE Friday, June 28, Preliminary Program Qualifications: 1. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 11.730; 2. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 11.768; 3. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 11.883; 4. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 11.923; 5. Jim Carr, McCarr 7M, 12.005; 6. Joey Saldana, Stanton 75, 11.035; 7. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 12.055; 8. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 12.062; 9. Skip Jackson, VanderEcken 10V, 12.999; 10. Joe Gaerte, Gaerte 3G, 11.106; 11. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 12.135; 12. Terry McCarl, Gray 51, 12.175; 13. Johnny Herrera, Sonner 47, 12.183; 14. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 12.200; 15. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 12.220; 16. Don Droud, Jr., Kormack 1BK, 12.394; 17. Tim Baker, VanderMeen 29T, 12.448; 18. Marlon Jones, Oswalt 1J, 12.463; 19. Dion Hindi, Hindi 11A, 12.463; 20. Pat Bourke, B&B Excavating 27, 12.532; 21. Brian Paulus, P&P Motorsports 28, 12.546; 22. Todd Splain, Splain 1x, 12.798; 23. Larry Pinegar, Pinegar 1L, 12.908; 24. Peter Murphy, RSCN Racing 12, 13.118; 25. Dick Spadero, Spadero 29, 13.443; 26. Dennis Parker, Parker 2BK, 13.492; 27. Rodney Droud, Droud 2x, 13.568; 28. Mark Finnell, Finnell 27F, 13.651; 29. Mallory Armfield, Armfield 2MA, 13.821; 30. Dan Marsh, Marsh 80, 13.965; 31. Rick Halverstadt, Halverstadt 69, 14.265; 32. Dan Kage, Jr., Kage 26, 14.420; 33. Dwight Carter, Carter 4U, 14.509; 34. Gerald Cressman, Cressman 56, 16.473. First Quaker State Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Johnny Herrera, 2. Tim Baker, 3. Jim Carr, 4. Mark Kinser, 5. Skip Jackson, 6. Brian Paulus, 7. Dick Spadero, 8. Mallory Armfield, 9. Dwight Carter. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Second Quaker State Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Marlon Jones, 2. Joe Gaerte, 3. Steve Kinser, 4. Jac Haudenschild, 5. Joey Saldana, 6. Gerald Cressman, 7. Dennis Park, 8. Dan Marsh, 9. Todd Splain. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Third Quaker State Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Andy Hillenburg, 2. Dion Hindi, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Lance Blevins, 5. Jeff Swindell, 6. Larry Pinegar, 7. Rodney Droud, 8. Rick Halverstadt. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Fourth Quaker State Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Terry McCarl, 2. Dave Blaney, 3. Don Droud, Jr., 4. Stevie Smith, 5. Pat Bourke, 6. Peter Murphy, 7. Mark Finnell, 8. Dan Kage, Jr. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Vivarin Dash (seven laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Dave Blaney, 5. Stevie Smith, 6. Jeff Swindell, 7. Jim Carr, 8. Joey Saldana. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the Preliminary Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Peter Murphy, 2. Larry Pinegar, 3. Rodney Droud, 4. Dennis Parker, 5. Rick Halverstadt ($160); 6. Mark Finnell ($135); 7. Brian Paulus ($110); 8. Dick Spadero ($85); 9. Dan Kage, Jr. ($70); 10. Gerald Cressman ($60); 11. Dwight Carter ($50); 12. Todd Splain ($50); 13. Mallory Armfield ($70); 14. Dan Marsh ($70). (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Preliminary Feature (25 laps): 1. Mark Kinser ($4,010); 2. Sammy Swindell ($2,310); 3. Dave Blaney ($1,610); 4. Stevie Smith ($1,410); 5. Jeff Swindell ($1,260); 6. Jim Carr ($1,160); 7. Joe Gaerte ($1,110); 8. Johnny Herrera ($1,060); 9. Andy Hillenburg ($1,035); 10. Joey Saldana ($1,010); 11. Jac Haudenschild ($910); 12. Marlon Jones ($710); 13. Dion Hindi ($610); 14. Steve Kinser ($510); 15. Skip Jackson ($310); 16. Pat Bourke ($310); 17. Peter Murphy ($280); 18. Larry Pinegar ($280); 19. Lance Blevins ($260); 20. Tim Baker ($260); 21. Terry McCarl ($260); 22. Don Droud, Jr. ($260); 23. Dennis Parker ($280); 24. Rodney Droud ($280). Lap leaders: Mark Kinser 1-20, 24-25; Dave Blaney 21-23 EcoWater Quick-Time Award winner: Mark Kinser WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tim Baker , Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Brian Paulus , Joey Saldana , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Peter Murphy , Jeff Swindell