Kings Speedway report 97-09-12

Swindell Wins Kings Event as Smith Crashes By Richard Day HANFORD, CA (September 12) - Sammy Swindell's luck has taken an upward turn since he regained the lead in the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series driver...

Swindell Wins Kings Event as Smith Crashes By Richard Day HANFORD, CA (September 12) - Sammy Swindell's luck has taken an upward turn since he regained the lead in the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series driver standings. Stevie Smith was four laps from his fourth "A" Feature victory of the year Friday at Kings Speedway when he hit the tire barriers to avoid a collision with a lapped car. Swindell restarted at the front of the field and held off the Kinser cousins - Mark and Steve - to win for the second straight year at Hanford's semi-banked, 1/3-mile oval. "It seems like we're getting the breaks now," Swindell said following his 16th "A" Feature victory of the season. "Earlier in the year, we fell out some races we probably could have won. "I'm not sure I could have gotten around Stevie after I got through (lapped) traffic. It was going to be hard to catch him in the open track." Mark Kinser paced the qualifying session with a 13.373-second lap and received his 28th Channellock Fast-Time Award of the year. He picked the #4 inversion pill, putting Smith on the pole in the Vivarin Dash. Jac Haudenschild started outside the second row and beat Smith across the finish line in the five-lap race for the right to start the main event on the pole. Smith drove his #19 sprinter around Haudenschild in turn four to take the lead as the green flag fell in the "A" Feature, only to have Johnny Herrera spin in the second corner early in the opening lap. Smith, who won World of Outlaws main events at Kings Speedway in 1992 and 1993, burst into the lead again as the green flag replaced the yellow. Stevie entered lapped traffic with a half-straightaway advantage three laps into the race. Haudenschild narrowed the gap in dense traffic three laps later. Swindell, who started inside the third row, steered his #1 Channellock Gambler deep into turn one to pass "The Wild Child" for second place early in lap seven. Jason Lund brought out the red flag the next time around when he flipped in the fourth corner. Smith raced away from the field as the race resumed, only to have Steve Kent spin in turn four before the leaders crossed the finish line. The two lapped cars between him and Swindell allowed Smith to control the restart. "B" Feature winner Brent Kaeding passed Steve Kinser for fifth place late in the ninth lap, but dropped back to seventh the next time around when he dodged Haudenschild, who jumped the cushion between turns one and two. The yellow flag was flying during lap 11 as Andy Hillenburg and Jeff Swindell collided in turn four and Donny Schatz spun in the first corner. Andy's crew replaced the front wing on his #2 STP J&J and he restarted with Jeff and Schatz at the rear of the field. Smith immediately started rebuilding his advantage as the green flag replaced the yellow. He was catching the backmarkers again when Randy Tiner stopped in the fourth corner midway through the race. First Heat Race winner Dion Hindi spun as the race resumed, bringing out the caution flag again. Stevie raced away from the field on the ensuing restart and entered lapped traffic with a full-straightaway advantage within four laps. Mark Kinser was challenging Swindell for second when Peter Murphy flipped between turns one and two late in lap 18. Smith controlled the restart as the battle for second raged. Haudenschild raced back into eighth place by lap 20, only to have the #22 Pennzoil Maxim stop in turn two the next time around. Stevie opened a 10-car-length advantage within two laps after the green flag replaced the yellow. He entered lapped traffic with six laps remaining, but disaster struck late in lap 27. Smith was approaching several lapped cars in the fourth corner when Tom Tarlton spun in front of him. Stevie lost the lead when he swerved into the tire barriers to avoid a crash. His crew repaired the #19 and he restarted at the back of the pack. Swindell inherited the lead and was six car-lengths ahead of Mark Kinser when he took the checkered flag. "It took me a long time to get through traffic tonight," Swindell said. "The fast lane was right around the top, and it seemed like that was where the lapped cars were running, too." Steve Kinser's third-place finish pushed him past Dave Blaney into second place in the driver standings. Hillenburg raced back into fourth after his 11th-lap collision, only to have Kaeding pass him for the position late in the 28th lap. Randy Hannagan finished sixth, ahead of Blaney, Jeff Swindell and rookies Schatz and Paul McMahan. Schatz executed a last-lap pass to qualify for the main event, then raced into ninth place from outside the 12th row. WoO 1997 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Kings Speedway, Hanford, CA Friday, September 12, Feature Program #59 Qualifications: 1. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 13.373; 2. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 13.420; 3. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 13.512; 4. Stevie Smith, Smith 19, 13.575; 5. Joe Gaerte, Gaerte 3G, 13.613; 6. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 13.647; 7. Brent Kaeding, M&M Racing 2M, 13.712; 8. Greg Hodnett, Helm 11H, 13.722; 9. Randy Tiner, Tiner 83T, 13.726; 10. Randy Hannagan, TRH Racing 1x, 13.783; 11. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 13.807; 12. Dave Blaney, Blaney/Hylton 10, 13.812; 13. Jason Lund, Lund 8L, 13.841; 14. Danny Lasoski, Roth 83, 13.930; 15. Peter Murphy, Williams 0, 13.967; 16. Paul McMahan, Stanton 75, 14.404; 17. Tom Tarlton, Tarlton 21T, 14.012; 18. Johnny Herrera, Sonner 47, 14.065; 19. Craig Dollansky, Wahlie 1W, 14.084; 20. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 14.108; 21. Dion Hindi, Hindi 11D, 14.182; 22. Steve Kent, McMillan 2K, 14.199; 23. Brad Furr, Furr 2F, 14.206; 24. Graydon Cross, Cross 8C, 14.222; 25. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 14.232; 26. Monte Faccinto, Gustafson 72, 14.243; 27. Darrin Howard, Howard 1H, 14.258; 28. Todd Bammer, Bammer 18, 14.277; 29. Jim Taves, Taves 34, 14.349; 30. Duane Bonini, Jr., Bonini 72, 14.356; 31. Jason Meyers, Carter 14, 14.394; 32. Stephen Allard, Hasebe 2H, 14.417; 33. Steve Coelho, Coelho 6C, 14.443; 34. Brian Coelho, Coelho 5C, 14.472; 35. Anthony Simone, Simone 10x, 14.550; 36. Bud Kaeding, Macleal 29, 14.638; 37. Jason Statler, Statler 00, 14.705; 38. Erik Folger, Folger 17E, 14.830; 39. Tim Worth, Worth 33, 14.847; 40. Craig Stidham, Stidham 36, 14.857; 41. Mark Barroso, Barroso 78, 15.105; 42. Mike Faria, Faria 4, no time. First Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Dion Hindi, 2. Randy Tiner, 3. Mark Kinser, 4. Tom Tarlton, 5. Joe Gaerte, 6. Jason Lund, 7. Donny Schatz, 8. Steve Coelho, 9. Jim Taves, 10. Jason Statler, 11. Mark Barroso. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Johnny Herrera, 2. Danny Lasoski, 3. Steve Kent, 4. Sammy Swindell, 5. Jac Haudenschild, 6. Randy Hannagan, 7. Monte Faccinto, 8. Brian Coelho, 9. Duane Bonini, Jr., 10. Erik Folger. DNS - Mark Faria. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Craig Dollansky, 2. Jeff Swindell, 3. Steve Kinser, 4. Brad Furr, 5. Peter Murphy, 6. Brent Kaeding, 7. Anthony Simone, 8. Jason Meyers, 9. Tim Worth, 10. Darrin Howard. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Dave Blaney, 2. Andy Hillenburg, 3. Paul McMahan, 4. Stevie Smith, 5. Greg Hodnett, 6. Graydon Cross, 7. Stephen Allard, 8. Craig Stidham, 9. Bud Kaeding, 10. Todd Bammer. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild, 2. Stevie Smith, 3. Joe Gaerte, 4. Steve Kinser, 5. Sammy Swindell, 6. Randy Tiner, 7. Mark Kinser, 8. Greg Hodnett. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Brent Kaeding, 2. Jason Lund, 3. Randy Hannagan, 4. Donny Schatz, 5. Bud Kaeding ($200); 6. Graydon Cross ($180); 7. Jason Statler ($150); 8. Jim Taves ($110); 9. Jason Meyers ($90); 10. Brian Coelho ($80); 11. Craig Stidham ($60); 12. Steve Coelho ($60); 13. Tim Worth ($50); 14. Duane Bonini, Jr. ($50); 15. Todd Bammer ($50); 16. Monte Faccinto ($50); 17. Anthony Simone ($50); 18. Darrin Howard ($50); 19. Stephen Allard ($50); 20. Erik Folger ($50); 21. Mark Barroso ($50). DNS - Mike Faria. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Sammy Swindell ($7,000); 2. Mark Kinser ($4,000); 3. Steve Kinser ($3,000); 4. Brent Kaeding ($2,520); 5. Andy Hillenburg ($2,300); 6. Randy Hannagan ($2,220); 7. Dave Blaney ($2,100); 8. Jeff Swindell ($2,000); 9. Donny Schatz ($1,720); 10. Paul McMahan ($1,600); 11. Johnny Herrera ($1,200); 12. Greg Hodnett ($1,150); 13. Randy Tiner ($1,100); 14. Danny Lasoski ($1,050); 15. Jac Haudenschild ($1,000); 16. Stevie Smith ($700); 17. Dion Hindi ($600); 18. Tom Tarlton ($500); 19. Joe Gaerte ($500); 20. Craig Dollansky ($500); 21. Steve Kent ($500); 22. Peter Murphy ($500); 23. Brad Furr ($500); 24. Jason Lund ($520). Lap leaders: Stevie Smith 1-26, Sammy Swindell 27-30 Channellock Fast-Time Award winner: Mark Kinser WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Mark Barr , Andy Hillenburg , Brad Furr , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Bud Kaeding , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , Jason Meyers , Paul McMahan , Randy Hannagan , Dave Blaney , Anthony Simone , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jason Statler , Peter Murphy , Jeff Swindell
Teams Williams