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Lasoski Denies Kinser With 28th-Lap Pass at Kings By Richard Day HANFORD, CA (September 6) - While Cal Ripken, Jr., was setting major league baseball's record for most consecutive games played, the World...

Lasoski Denies Kinser With 28th-Lap Pass at Kings By Richard Day HANFORD, CA (September 6) - While Cal Ripken, Jr., was setting major league baseball's record for most consecutive games played, the World of Outlaws was setting some milestones of its own Wednesday. Danny Lasoski denied Steve Kinser his 400th career victory with one of the most surprising performances of the year, becoming the first driver to win an "A" Feature after racing in the "B." The $6,000 victory, Lasoski's third in 1995, was his first since April 21st at Bloomington Speedway - 51 events ago. While the victory was the #77 Cornwell Tools J&J's first in a World of Outlaws "A" Feature this season, it marked the third time in the last four years that Al Hamilton's sprinter won at Kings Speedway. "We struggled for a while," Lasoski admitted in victory lane, "but we're getting better. It's great to get our first win." "The King of the Outlaws" appeared to be on his way to his sixth career victory at Kings when he allowed his #11 Quaker State Maxim to leave the track twice while leading the 30-lap main event. He was 10 car-lengths ahead of his closest pursuers when missed turn two early in lap 21. Lasoski raced into first place seven laps later when Kinser was unable to make the turn in the first corner. Front-row starters Greg Hodnett and Stevie Smith raced ahead of the 24-car field long before Kinser and Lasoski exchanged the lead. Hodnett, who followed Smith across the finish line in the Vivarin Dash, steered the #8TW Kele & Associates Maxim high into turn four to take the early lead as the green flag fell in the "A" Feature. Hodnett's margin vanished as he completed the first lap, when Kevin Huntley bounced off the fourth-corner retaining wall and collided with Eric Rossi. Smith drove the #71M EcoWater Maxim deep into the third corner to take the lead as the green flag replaced the yellow, and opened a four-car-length advantage within three laps. Smith, a two-time winner at Kings Speedway, was six car-lengths ahead of Hodnett when Third Snap-on Tools Heat Race winner Steve Kent took the #11K Selma Shell Gambler for a spin in turn two early in the seventh lap. Stevie caught the backmarkers while Kinser roared into the runner-up spot with a second-corner pass of Hodnett and Jac Haudenschild two laps after the race resumed. Lasoski was second-quick in time trials, but failed to qualify for the Vivarin Dash when he finished eighth in the Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race. Winning the "B" Feature enabled him to start the main event inside the fifth row. "The Dude" made quick work of the cars starting directly ahead of him, and raced into third place midway through the race. Kinser took the high line into the second corner to pass Smith for the lead early in the 19th lap. Lasoski caught the leader two laps later when Kinser ran over the turn-two bank and returned to the track on the back straightaway. "The King of the Outlaws" recovered nicely, and opened a 10-car-length advantage within two laps. Kinser slid off the track again with three laps remaining, this time in the first corner. After "The Dude" replaced him in first place, Steve shot back onto the racing surface right in front of Smith, Andy Hillenburg and Haudenschild in turn two. "The King of the Outlaws" was battling to retain the runner-up spot as Lasoski took the checkered flag with five car-lengths to spare. Smith finished in third place, ahead of Hillenburg, "The Wild Child," Two Winners Racing teammates Jeff Swindell and Greg Hodnett, Dave Blaney, Paul McMahan and 15th-starting Brent Kaeding. Kinser earned his 12th EcoWater Fast-Time Award this season by pacing the qualifying session with a 13.620-second lap. Lasoski received his first Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award of the year. WoO 1995 World of Outlaws/Skoal Outlaw Series Kings Speedway, Hanford, CA Wednesday, September 6, Feature Program #59 Qualifications: 1. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 13.620; 2. Danny Lasoski, Hamilton 77, 13.629; 3. Randy Hannagan, Hannagan 1x, 13.638; 4. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 13.662; 5. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 13.670; 6. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 13.710; 7. Jason Lund, Lund 8L, 13.737; 8. Greg Hodnett, Two Winners 8TW, 13.820; 9. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 13.827; 10. Keith Kauffman, Sonner 47, 13.828; 11. Lee Brewer, Jr., Toledo 3T, 13.838; 12. Paul McMahan, Lamar 3, 13.850; 13. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 13.873; 21. Mark Monico, ATM Motorsports 21, 13.890; 15. Brent Kaeding, Kaeding 69, 13.900; 16. Kevin Huntley, Owen 14, 13.914; 17. Greg DeCaires, Roth 83, 13.936; 18. Rick Fauver, Fauver 64x, 13.938; 19. Steve Kent, Helm 11K, 13.942; 20. Joe Gaerte, Ulyate 3DB, 13.953; 21. Kevin Pylant, Pylant 14P, 14.035; 22. Darrin Howard, Howard 0, 14.053; 23. Bob Walker, Walker 98, 14.122; 24. Dale Cross, Cross 9, 14.185; 25. Monte Faccinto, Bailey 17, 14.193; 26. Shawna Wilskey, Fauver 64, 14.328; 27. Troy Newsome, Newsome 24, 14.342; 28. Eric Rossi, Hasebe 2H, 14.346; 29. Mike Faria, Faria 7J, 14.378; 30. Tyler Walker, Walker 35, 14.427; 31. Ryan Bailey, Bailey 17B, 14.610; 32. Tim Worth, Worth 33, 14.718; 33. Chris Stevens, Stevens 31, 14.753; 34. Graydon Cross, Cross 8, 14.916; 35. Kelly Perela, Perela 3P, 15.611; 36. Mark Ekberg, Ekberg 99, 15.854. First Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild, 2. Greg DeCaires, 3. Kevin Pylant, 4. Steve Kinser, 5. Jeff Swindell, 6. Monte Faccinto, 7. Mike Faria, 8. Chris Stevens, 9. Dave Blaney. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Darrin Howard, 2. Rick Fauver, 3. Keith Kauffman, 4. Andy Hillenburg, 5. Mark Monico, 6. Shawna Wilskey, 7. Tyler Walker, 8. Danny Lasoski, 9. Graydon Cross. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Steve Kent, 2. Brent Kaeding, 3. Lee Brewer, Jr., 4. Jason Lund, 5. Randy Hannagan, 6. Troy Newsome, 7. Ryan Bailey, 8. Bob Walker, 9. Kelly Perela. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Joe Gaerte, 2. Paul McMahan, 3. Stevie Smith, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Kevin Huntley, 6. Eric Rossi, 7. Tim Worth, 8. Mark Ekberg. DNS - Dale Cross. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Andy Hillenburg, 4. Randy Hannagan, 5. Steve Kinser, 6. Keith Kauffman, 7. Jac Haudenschild, 8. Jason Lund. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Danny Lasoski, 2. Dave Blaney, 3. Eric Rossi, 4. Shawna Wilskey, 5. Tim Worth ($210); 6. Graydon Cross ($185); 7. Tyler Walker ($160); 8. Bob Walker ($110); 9. Monte Faccinto ($100); 10. Chris Stevens ($90); 11. Ryan Bailey ($70); 12. Mark Ekberg ($60); 13. Kelly Perela ($60); 14. Mike Faria ($60); 15. Troy Newsome ($60). DNS - Dale Cross. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Danny Lasoski ($6,030); 2. Steve Kinser ($3,510); 3. Stevie Smith ($2,510); 4. Andy Hillenburg ($2,210); 5. Jac Haudenschild ($2,110); 6. Jeff Swindell ($2,010); 7. Greg Hodnett ($1,610); 8. Dave Blaney ($1,530); 9. Paul McMahan ($1,410); 10. Brent Kaeding ($1,310); 11. Randy Hannagan ($1,160); 12. Joe Gaerte ($1,110); 13. Kevin Pylant ($1,060); 14. Steve Kent ($1,010); 15. Jason Lund ($710); 16. Greg DeCaires ($510); 17. Lee Brewer, Jr. ($410); 18. Keith Kauffman ($410); 19. Mark Monico ($410); 20. Shawna Wilskey ($430); 21. Rick Fauver ($410); 22. Darrin Howard ($410); 23. Kevin Huntley ($410); 24. Eric Rossi ($430). Lap leaders: Greg Hodnett 1, Stevie Smith 2-18, Steve Kinser 19-27, Danny Lasoski 28-30 EcoWater Fast Time Award winner: Steve Kinser Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award winner: Danny Lasoski WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Shawna Wilskey , Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Tyler Walker , Paul McMahan , Randy Hannagan , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Jeff Swindell