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MARK KINSER WINS KNOXVILLE'S VALVOLINE CLASSIC By Richard Day KNOXVILLE, IA (June 24) - When Mark Kinser opened the season succeeding Steve Kinser as Karl Kinser's driver, he put a tremendous amount of...

MARK KINSER WINS KNOXVILLE'S VALVOLINE CLASSIC By Richard Day KNOXVILLE, IA (June 24) - When Mark Kinser opened the season succeeding Steve Kinser as Karl Kinser's driver, he put a tremendous amount of pressure on himself. That pressure brought out the best in him as he won five of the World of Outlaws' first 12 events. The pressure mounted when Steve returned to the World of Outlaws from NASCAR's Winston Cup series and started winning almost immediately. Mark, the Skoal Outlaw Series' winningest driver this year, stopped Steve's three-year winning streak in Knoxville Raceway's Valvoline Classic Saturday with a flag-to-flag victory in the championship feature. The $9,000 triumph was Mark's ninth this season. Mark, the runner-up in Friday's Preliminary Feature, earned the right to start the 25-lap main event on the pole by beating Jac Haudenschild across the finish line in the Snap-on Tools Dash. He drove the #5M Wirtgen Maxim into the lead three times before the green flag flew for a full lap, as crashes marred the start of the "A" Feature. Greg Hodnett stopped in turn one when he allowed the #8TW Kele & Associates Maxim to hit the retaining wall on the original start. A collision that sent Brent Antill flipping down the back straightaway nullified the second start. Terry McCarl drove into the muddy infield to avoid a collision with bicycling Randy Hannagan on the third attempt to start the race. McCarl slid back onto the racing surface and collected Dave Blaney and Hodnett. Blaney received credit for a 23rd-place finish as his crew was unable to get the #10 Vivarin J&J ready to restart the race. Haudenschild's third-place run in the main event pushed him back into the lead in the Skoal Outlaw Series point standings. The fourth start was the charm, and Mark burst into the lead with Haudenschild, Steve Kinser and Stevie Smith in his wake. Smith surrendered fourth place the next time around when he stopped the #71M Ecowater Systems Maxim on the back straightaway with a flat left rear tire. Mark opened a 10-car-length advantage within two laps after the race resumed, and entered lapped traffic as Steve and "The Wild Child" battled for the runner-up spot during the sixth lap. Steve drove the #11 Quaker State Maxim past Haudenschild deep in turn two for second place early in the eighth lap, and started gaining on the leader as Mark raced in heavy lapped traffic midway through the race. After breaking through the backmarkers, Mark returned to his 10- car-length comfort zone as Steve battled to lap Smith. Kevin Doty brought out the caution flag when he stopped in turn four with a mechanical problem, setting up a five-lap dash for the checkered flag. Within seconds after the green flag replaced the yellow, Hannagan bicycled through turn one again and collided with Andy Hillenburg. Hillenburg's #2 STP J&J flipped into the second corner, bringing out the red flag. Mark raced away from the field on the ensuing restart, and cruised to a 20-car-length victory. Steve Kinser finished the main event in second place, ahead of Haudenschild, Johnny Herrera, Danny Lasoski, Hodnett, Jeff Swindell, Skip Jackson, Lance Blevins and Hannagan. Jerry Richert, Jr., received the Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award for racing into 12th place from his 11th-row starting position. Having won the World of Outlaws' points race, Mark bowed out of the Valvoline Classic's second feature race of the evening. With the field inverted, Craig Dollansky received the luxury of starting the second 25-lap race on the pole. McCarl, the outside polesitter, raced around Dollansky as the green flag fell, and led the first 10 laps. Dollansky passed McCarl for the lead during the 11th lap, and won by a half a car-length as they raced wheel-to-wheel through the third and fourth corners toward the checkered flag. TNN: The Nashville Network is televising the Amoco Knoxville Nationals "Live in '95." Be sure to tune in for the August 19th telecast between 10 p.m. and midnight (EDT). WoO 1995 WORLD OF OUTLAWS/SKOAL OUTLAW SERIES Fourth Annual Valvoline Classic, Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA Saturday, June 24, Feature Program #33 Qualifications: 1. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 16.179; 2. Randy Hannagan, Hannagan 1x, 16.306; 3. Danny Lasoski, Sonner 47, 16.383; 4. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 16.390; 5. Kevin Doty, Cahill 7x, 16.400; 6. Aaron Berryhill, Berryhill 97, 16.414; 7. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 16.418; 8. Brent Antill, Jordan 1J, 16.432; 9. Greg Hodnett, Two Winners 8TW, 16.433; 10. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21L, 16.475; 11. Terry McCarl, McCarl 24, 16.499; 12. Joe Gaerte, Hamilton 77, 16.504; 13. Skip Jackson, Vanderecken 10V, 16.591; 14. Leonard Lee, Lee 16L, 16.595; 15. Randy Smith, RCS Racing 0, 16.599; 16. Steve Kent, Helm 11K, 16.629; 17. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 16.658; 18. Jerry Richert, Jr., Johnson 81, 16.686; 19. Breezy Whitworth, Todd 5T, 16.701; 20. John Kearney, Kearney 86, 16.713; 21. Tim Baker, Baker 2TZ, 16.717; 22. Marlon Jones, Oswalt J1, 16.775; 23. Dennis Moore, Jr., RCSN Racing 12, 16.786; 24. Craig Dollansky, Serace 55, 16.800; 25. Jaymie Moyle, Moyle 4, 16.818; 26. Shawn Moore, Moore 2x, 16.836; 27. Manny Rockhold, Rockhold 71, 16.920; 28. Shane Stewart, Stewart 9S, 17.022; 29. Steve Beitler, Beitler 21, 17.035; 30. Tim Engler, Engler 73, 17.039; 31. Don Droud, Jr., Kormack 1BK, 17.074; 32. Randy Martin, Martin 14M, 17.095; 33. Ryan Jamison, Jamison 51J, 17.122; 34. Mark Smyser, Smyser 69, 17.146; 35. Bob Weuve, McCroskey 19, 17.174; 36. Chris Walraven, Beahlers 56, 17.199; 37. Gus Wasson, Wasson 4G, 17.258; 38. Tony Moro, Kain 1K, 17.389; 39. Troy Parsons, Parsons 57C, 17.542; 40. Dave Westercamp, Westercamp 7B, 17.641. First Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Skip Jackson, 3. Steve Kinser, 4. Kevin Doty, 5. Tim Baker, 6. Jaymie Moyle, 7. Ryan Jamison, 8. Steve Beitler, 9. Gus Wasson ($10); 10. Dave Blaney. 2:10.4 (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Leonard Lee, 2. Lance Blevins, 3. Randy Hannagan, 4. Jerry Richert, Jr., 5. Tim Engler, 6. Marlon Jones, 7. Shawn Moore, 8. Mark Smyser, 9. Tony Moro ($10); 10. Aaron Berryhill ($10). (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Randy Smith, 2. Terry McCarl, 3. Danny Lasoski, 4. Andy Hillenburg, 5. Dennis Moore, Jr., 6. Breezy Whitworth, 7. Don Droud, Jr., 8. Manny Rockhold, 9. Bob Weuve, 10. Troy Parsons ($10). 2:14.6 (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Joe Gaerte, 2. Steve Kent, 3. Jeff Swindell, 4. Brent Antill, 5. Craig Dollansky, 6. John Kearney, 7. Shane Stewart, 8. Randy Martin, 9. Chris Walraven ($10); 10. Dave Westercamp ($10). 2:13.8 (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Finishing 1-4 in Friday's Preliminary Feature automatically qualified Jac Haudenschild, Mark Kinser, Johnny Herrera and Stevie Smith for the first four starting positions in the Snap-on Tools Dash. Snap-on Tools Dash (five laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Jac Haudenschild, 3. Steve Kinser, 4. Stevie Smith, 5. Johnny Herrera, 6. Randy Hannagan. 1:21.0 (finish determined the first six starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Dave Blaney, 2. John Kearney, 3. Craig Dollansky, 4. Dennis Moore, Jr., 5. Tim Baker ($210); 6. Breezy Whitworth ($185); 7. Marlon Jones ($160); 8. Jaymie Moyle ($110); 9. Tim Engler ($100); 10. Shane Stewart ($90); 11. Randy Martin ($70); 12. Manny Rockhold ($60); 13. Mark Smyser ($60); 14. Bob Weuve ($60); 15. Shawn Moore ($60); 16. Steve Beitler ($60); 17. Don Droud, Jr. ($60); 18. Ryan Jamison ($60). (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (25 laps): 1. Mark Kinser ($9,010); 2. Steve Kinser ($5,010); 3. Jac Haudenschild ($3,310); 4. Johnny Herrera ($3,010); 5. Danny Lasoski ($2,260); 6. Greg Hodnett ($2,085); 7. Jeff Swindell ($1,810); 8. Skip Jackson ($1,710); 9. Lance Blevins ($1,510); 10. Randy Hannagan ($1,410); 11. Joe Gaerte ($1,210); 12. Jerry Richert, Jr. ($1,110); 13. Stevie Smith ($1,060); 14. Steve Kent ($1,010); 15. Dennis Moore, Jr. ($730); 16. Randy Smith ($610); 17. John Kearney ($530); 18. Terry McCarl ($510); 19. Craig Dollansky ($530); 20. Leonard Lee ($510); 21. Andy Hillenburg ($510); 22. Kevin Doty ($510); 23. Dave Blaney ($530); 24. Brent Antill ($510). Lap leader: Mark Kinser 1-25 Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award winner: Jerry Richert, Jr. Feature #2 (25 laps): 1. Craig Dollansky ($9,000); 2. Terry McCarl ($5,000); 3. Stevie Smith ($3,300); 4. Dennis Moore, Jr. ($3,000); 5. Jac Haudenschild ($2,250); 6. Jeff Swindell ($2,085); 7. Greg Hodnett ($1,800); 8. Danny Lasoski ($1,700); 9. Steve Kinser ($1,500); 10. Johnny Herrera ($1,400); 11. Jerry Richert, Jr. ($1,200); 12. Randy Smith ($1,100); 13. Steve Kent ($1,050); 14. Randy Hannagan ($1,000); 15. Marlon Jones ($700); 16. Leonard Lee ($500); 17. Brent Antill ($500); 18. Breezy Whitworth ($500); 19. Tim Baker ($500); 20. Kevin Doty ($500); 21. Skip Jackson ($500); 22. Joe Gaerte ($500); 23. Lance Blevins ($500); 24. John Kearney ($500). Lap leaders: Terry McCarl 1-10, Craig Dollansky 11-25 WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tim Baker , Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Craig Dollansky , Gus Wasson , Aaron Berryhill , Randy Hannagan , Shane Stewart , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell