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KINSER OUTLASTS FIELD IN INAUGURAL VISIT TO LASALLE By Richard Day LASALLE, IL (July 15) - New surroundings seem to bring out the best in Steve Kinser. The World of Outlaws invaded LaSalle ...

KINSER OUTLASTS FIELD IN INAUGURAL VISIT TO LASALLE By Richard Day LASALLE, IL (July 15) - New surroundings seem to bring out the best in Steve Kinser. The World of Outlaws invaded LaSalle Speedway for the first time Friday night and, as had been the case 44 other times in this situation, Kinser stood in victory lane after the "A" Feature. The 374th "A" Feature victory of his World of Outlaws career didn't come easy, however. He was the fourth driver in the race - which featured four lead changes - to pace the 24-car field. Vivarin Dash winner Andy Hillenburg burst into the lead from the pole immediately after the green flag fell in the 30-lap main event. But before he could complete the first lap, Greg Hodnett and Bill Waite, Jr., took a spin in the fourth corner. Hillenburg drove his #2 STP J&J ahead of the field again when the green flag replaced the yellow. Ecowater Fast-Time Award winner Mark Kinser passed outside polesitter Terry McCarl for the runner-up spot, only to have cousin Steve race past him in turn four late in the opening lap. Sammy Swindell was challenging Mark for third place when Terry Starks stopped on the back straightaway with a blown engine four laps into the race. Swindell took the high road around Mark for third place when the race resumed, and raced wheel-to-wheel with Steve on the front straightaway. The former Copenhagen-Skoal Shootout champions bumped into each other entering turn one, and Sammy took over second place as the #11 Valvoline Maxim bounced off the outside retaining wall. Mark followed Swindell past Steve and joined the three-car battle for the lead. The leaders were approaching lapped traffic late in the 11th lap when Rich Bubak spun to a stop in the second corner. The ensuing restart saw Mark drive the #5M Maxim house car around Sammy in turn three. Hillenburg and Mark completed lap 12 just before Jeff Swindell stopped the #7TW Gold Eagle Maxim on the back stretch with a flat right rear tire. Mark followed the #2 STP J&J around the high-banked, 1/4-mile oval for two laps before taking the lead with a high move in the second corner. Andy led Swindell past Mark between turns three and four the next time around, and immediately steered the #2 to the rim. Sammy took the lead from Hillenburg deep in the second corner, and returned the rim as well. Seconds later, "The King of the Outlaws" started making a determined move toward the front. He passed Mark deep in turn four for third place, and took the runner-up spot from Hillenburg with the same move in the same spot two laps later. Steve caught Sammy early in the 19th lap, and took the lead with his third straight turn-four pass. Swindell was challenging Kinser for first place less than a lap later when the bumped the back-straightaway retaining wall. The collision sent the #1 directly into the wall in turn three, bringing out the red flag and sending Sammy to a nearby hospital for observation. Dave Blaney's crew noticed the #10 Vivarin J&J's right rear tire losing air pressure during the red period, but plugged it instead of replacing it to save his fifth-place running position. "The Buckeye Bullet" raced past Hillenburg for fourth place, and took third from Stevie Smith the next time around before Andy bumped the retaining wall and stopped with a flat right rear tire. Blaney's right rear continued to lose air pressure after the caution period, enabling Smith, McCarl, 13th-starting Jac Haudenschild and Johnny Herrera to pass him during the final eight laps. "The King of the Outlaws" ran away from the field immediately after the green flag replaced the yellow, and entered lapped traffic with a half- straightaway advantage with five laps remaining. He was five car-lengths ahead of Mark when he took the checkered flag. "I thought it would be a short night when Sammy and I got together on the front straightaway," Kinser said in victory lane. "The car climbed the wall, and somehow managed to come down on all four wheels. After that, everything went pretty well for us." Smith crossed the finish line in third place, his best showing since taking over as driver of the #12x Beaver Drill & Tool Gambler in early June. Rounding out the top 10 in the "A" Feature were McCarl, "The Wild Child," Herrera, Blaney, Steve Beitler and Two Winners Racing teammates Joe Gaerte and Jeff Swindell. WoO 1994 WORLD OF OUTLAWS/COPENHAGEN-SKOAL SHOOTOUT LaSalle Speedway, LaSalle, IL, Friday, July 15, Feature Program #39 Qualifications: 1. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 11.885 (new one-lap record); 2. Stevie Smith, Veilhauer 12x, 11.940; 3. Terry McCarl, McCarl 27, 11.946; 4. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 11.982; 5. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 11.993; 6. Steve Beitler, Beitler 21, 12.003; 7. Joe Gaerte, Two Winners 9TW, 12.032; 8. Sammy Swindell, Gilliam 1, 13.081; 9. Jeff Shepard, Hamilton 77, 12.141; 10. Johnny Herrera, Pack 4A, 12.183; 11. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 12.196; 12. Greg Hodnett, Two Winners 8TW, 12.234; 13. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 12.311; 14. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 12.346; 15. Kenny Jacobs, Motter 71M, 12.363; 16. Sid Blandford, Blandford 31, 12.420; 17. Jim Carr, Carr 65, 12.499; 18. Bill Waite, Jr., Waite 3JR, 12.558; 19. Manny Rockhold, Rockhold 71, 12.815; 20. Rich Bubak, Bubak 9, 12.941; 21. Terry Babb, Babb 42, 12.941; 22. Mike Frost, Frost 88, 12.971; 23. Pat Bourke, B&B Excavating 27B, 13.100; 24. Mike Stefka, Stefka 35S, 13.411; 25. Terry Starks, Starks 18, 13.490; 26. Paul Tetrault, Tetrault 12, 13.669; 27. Tom Piltaver, Piltaver 2P, 13.802; 28. Mark Amenda, Amenda 4L, 13.538. First Snap-on Tools Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Johnny Herrera, 2. Jac Haudenschild, 3. Joe Gaerte, 4. Andy Hillenburg, 5. Mark Kinser, 6. Sid Blandford, 7. Manny Rockhold, 8. Terry Starks, 9. Mark Amenda, 10. Mike Frost. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Sammy Swindell, 2. Dave Blaney, 3. Steve Kinser, 4. Stevie Smith, 5. Jim Carr, 6. Pat Bourke, 7. Jeff Swindell, 8. Rich Bubak, 9. Paul Tetrault. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Snap-on Tools Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Kenny Jacobs, 2. Terry McCarl, 3, Bill Waite, Jr., 4. Jeff Shepard, 5. Steve Beitler, 6. Greg Hodnett, 7. Terry Babb, 8. Mike Stefka, 9. Tom Piltaver. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (seven laps): 1. Andy Hillenburg, 2. Terry McCarl, 3. Mark Kinser, 4. Stevie Smith, 5. Steve Kinser, 6. Sammy Swindell, 7. Steve Beitler, 8. Joe Gaerte. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Jeff Swindell, 2. Terry Babb, 3. Manny Rockhold, 4. Terry Starks, 5. Mike Frost, 6. Rich Bubak, 7. Paul Tetrault ($260); 8. Tom Piltaver ($235); 9. Mike Stefka ($185); 10. Mark Amenda ($135). (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) A (30 laps): 1. Steve Kinser ($5,210); 2. Mark Kinser ($3,510); 3. Stevie Smith ($2,510); 4. Terry McCarl ($2,210); 5. Jac Haudenschild ($2,110); 6. Johnny Herrera ($2,010); 7. Dave Blaney ($1,610); 8. Steve Beitler ($1,510); 9. Joe Gaerte ($1,410); 10. Jeff Swindell ($1,330); 11. Kenny Jacobs ($1,110); 12. Terry Babb ($1,030); 13. Jeff Shepard ($810); 14. Manny Rockhold ($630); 15. Sid Blandford ($490); 16. Andy Hillenburg ($410); 17. Greg Hodnett ($360); 18. Mike Frost ($380); 19. Jim Carr ($360); 20. Bill Waite, Jr. ($360); 21. Pat Bourke ($360); 22. Rich Bubak ($380); 23. Sammy Swindell ($360); 24. Terry Starks ($380). Lap leaders: Andy Hillenburg 1-13, 15; Mark Kinser 14; Sammy Swindell 16-18, Steve Kinser 19-30 WoO*eot

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Kenny Jacobs , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell