Lernerville report 96-05-21

Kinser Extends Points Lead With Lernerville Victory By Richard Day SARVER, PA (May 21) - Mark Kinser took his time getting to the front of the field Tuesday on Purvis Brothers/Pennzoil Night at Lernerville Speedway.

Kinser Extends Points Lead With Lernerville Victory By Richard Day SARVER, PA (May 21) - Mark Kinser took his time getting to the front of the field Tuesday on Purvis Brothers/Pennzoil Night at Lernerville Speedway. But when the checkered flag fell, there's was no doubt who had won the Skoal Outlaw Series "A" Feature. Kinser, the leader in the World of Outlaws point standings, started the 35-lap "A" Feature outside the third row. He took the lead from polesitter Danny Lasoski late in the 23rd lap and was almost a straightaway ahead when he took the checkered flag 13 laps later. The $6,000 victory, his fifth of the season, pushed him 52 points ahead of his cousin, 14-time Skoal Outlaw Series champion Steve Kinser. "It's a challenge running at Lernerville," Mark told the capacity crowd following the first victory of his career at the semi-banked, 1/2-mile oval. "Cars can run any place on this track. "I used lapped traffic to my advantage, and early cautions helped to tighten the field. I found a quick line by going high in turn three and diving low into four." Mark, the fastest qualifier in the 44-car field, had the luck of the draw go against him after he received his ninth EcoWater Quick- Time Award of the year. He picked the #6 inversion pill, which put him on the outside the third row in the Vivarin Dash. He lined up in the same position in the main event after following Stevie Smith, Lasoski, Andy Hillenburg, Ed Lynch, Jr., and Sammy Swindell across the finish line in the five-lap race. Smith burst into the lead as the green flag fell in the "A" Feature, only to have "The Dude" catch him in turn one and pass him high in the second corner. The red flag was flying before Lasoski had a chance to increase his advantage, however, as Johnny Herrera and the #47 Casey's General Stores Maxim crashed in turn four the next time around. Andy Hillenburg passed Smith for the runner-up spot as the race resumed, and was right behind Lasoski when they entered lapped traffic six laps into the race. Hillenburg caught "The Dude" two laps later, and raced wheel-to-wheel with him down the back straightaway. Lasoski managed to maintain the lead, but was unable to shake the World of Outlaws' 1988 Rookie of the Year. Smith and Swindell made it a four- car-battle for the lead when "The Dude" and Stevie slowed behind a pack of backmarkers late in lap nine. Smith and Swindell passed Hillenburg during the next two laps, only to have Andy return the favor during the 13th lap. Lasoski drove the #5 Jackpot Junction Casino Schnee out to a five-car-length advantage as the threesome swapped second, third and fourth place. Mark started making his move toward the front late in the 15th lap. He took advantage of a near-collision involving Steve Kinser and Smith in turn four, then inherited third place when Swindell suffered a flat left rear tire in a first-corner collision with Hillenburg the next time around. Although defending Skoal Outlaw Series champion Dave Blaney started on the sixth row, he got into the act during the 17th lap, driving the #10 Vivarin J&J into sixth place. He passed Smith and Steve Kinser during the 18th and 20th laps to take over fourth place. "The King of the Outlaws" returned the favor the next time around. Lasoski was approaching lapped traffic again when Mark steered the #5M Wirtgen Maxim deep into the second corner to pass Hillenburg for the runner-up spot early in lap 21. In his haste to regain second place, Andy allowed the #2 STP J&J to slide out of the low groove in turn two early in the 22nd lap and Kinser and Blaney took advantage. Mark caught "The Dude" on the front straightaway early in lap 23, and executed an inside slide move in turn one to take the lead. Lasoski tried to return the favor by crossing over in the second corner, only to have Kinser win a back-straightaway drag race. Mark quickly extended his advantage as Steve and Blaney challenged "The Dude" for the runner-up spot, opening a half-straightaway lead by lap 29. Lasoski was entering turn four as Mark took the checkered flag. Steve Kinser passed "The Buckeye Bullet" late to finish third. Swindell raced back through the field to claim fifth place, while Smith, Lynch, Jeff Swindell, Billy Pauch and Hillenburg completed the top 10. WoO 1996 World of Outlaws/Skoal Outlaw Series Purvis Brothers/Pennzoil Night Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA Tuesday, May 21, Feature Program #16 Qualifications: 1. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 13.052; 2. Joey Saldana, Roth 83, 13.408; 3. Joe Gaerte, Gaerte 3G, 13.450; 4. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 13.456; 5. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 13.561; 6. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 13.588; 7. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 13.601; 8. Danny Lasoski, Forbrook 5, 13.623; 9. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 13.638; 10. Billy Pauch, Zemaitis 1Z, 13.664; 11. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 13.672; 12. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 13.689; 13. Greg Hodnett, Helm 11H, 13.699; 14. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 13.716; 15. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 13.734; 16. Dale Blaney, Hughes 94, 13.753; 17. Tim Shaffer, J&M Motorsports 55, 13.771; 18. Jimmy Sills, Stanton 75, 13.781; 19. Johnny Herrera, Sonner 47, 13.793; 20. Bob Felmlee, Felmlee 6, 13.807; 21. Jim Carr, McCarr 7M, 13.817; 22. Ralph Spithaler, Spithaler 56, 13.888; 23. Keith Kauffman, Apple Motorsports 12, 13.908; 24. Brian Paulus, P&P Motorsports 28, 13.941; 25. Craig Rankin, R&K Engine Rebuilders 27, 13.949; 26. Fred Rahmer, Hamilton 77, 13.949; 27. Bobby Allen, Allen 1a, 13.982; 28. Gus Wasson, Wasson 4G, 13.991; 29. Dean Jacobs, Davis 1F, 14.093; 30. Tommy Burns, Burns 7C, 14.104; 31. Dick Travers, Travers T9, 14.278; 32. Rod George, Buckley 157, 14.322; 33. Jamie Smith, Smith 5G, 14.389; 34. Bob Lime, Lime 91, 14.381; 35. Davey Jones, Jones 76, 14.460; 36. Bob Altmeyer, Altmeyer 14, 14.525; 37. Scott Bonnell, Bonnell 99, 14.651; 38. Frank Stella, Stella 19, 14.723; 39. Kenny Hardy, Dionese 15, 14.729; 40. John Stickley, Stickley L7, 14.823; 41. Jim Bailey, Bailey 78, 14.921; 62. William Kiley, Kiley 4K, 15.000; 43. Brent Matus, Matus 33, 15.073; 44. Tim Bottyan, Bottyan 95, 15.787. First Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Mark Kinser, 3. Jim Carr, 4. Tim Shaffer, 5. Andy Hillenburg, 6. Greg Hodnett, 7. Dean Jacobs, 8. Jamie Smith, 9. Craig Rankin, 10. Scott Bonnell, 11. Jim Bailey. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Billy Pauch, 2. Jimmy Sills, 3. Ed Lynch, Jr., 4. Ralph Spithaler, 5. Lance Blevins, 6. Fred Rahmer, 7. Bob Lime, 8. Tommy Burns, 9. Frank Stella, 10. William Kiley, 11. Joey Saldana. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Johnny Herrera, 2. Dave Blaney, 3. Jac Haudenschild, 4. Keith Kauffman, 5. Stevie Smith, 6. Joe Gaerte, 7. Bobby Allen, 8. Dick Travers, 9. Davey Jones, 10. Kenny Hardy, 11. Brent Matus. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Bob Felmlee, 2. Jeff Swindell, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Danny Lasoski, 5. Brian Paulus, 6. Dale Blaney, 7. Gus Wasson, 8. Bob Altmeyer, 9. John Stickley, 10. Tim Bottyan, 11. Rod George ($10). (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Danny Lasoski, 3. Andy Hillenburg, 4. Ed Lynch, Jr., 5. Sammy Swindell, 6. Mark Kinser, 7. Steve Kinser, 8. Billy Pauch. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Dale Blaney, 2. Joe Gaerte, 3. Joey Saldana, 4. Gus Wasson, 5. Bobby Allen ($210); 6. Jamie Smith, 7. Greg Hodnett ($185); 8. Davey Jones, 9. Scott Bonnell ($160); 10. Tommy Burns ($110); 11. Bob Lime ($100); 12. Frank Stella ($90); 13. John Stickley ($70); 14. Brent Matus ($60); 15. Jim Bailey ($60); 16. Kenny Hardy ($60); 17. William Kiley ($60); 18. Fred Rahmer ($60); 19. Dean Jacobs ($60); 20. Bob Altmeyer ($60); 21. Tim Bottyan ($60); 22. Dick Travers ($60); 23. Craig Rankin ($60). DNS - Rod George. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (35 laps): 1. Mark Kinser ($6,010); 2. Danny Lasoski ($3,510); 3. Steve Kinser ($2,510); 4. Dave Blaney ($2,210); 5. Sammy Swindell ($2,110); 6. Stevie Smith ($2,010); 7. Ed Lynch, Jr. ($1,610); 8. Jeff Swindell ($1,510); 9. Billy Pauch ($1,410); 10. Andy Hillenburg ($1,310); 11. Joe Gaerte ($1,180); 12. Jac Haudenschild ($1,110); 13. Dale Blaney ($1,080); 14. Joey Saldana ($1,030); 15. Tim Shaffer ($710); 16. Lance Blevins ($510); 17. Bob Felmlee ($410); 18. Jim Carr ($410); 19. Jimmy Sills ($410); 20. Brian Paulus ($410); 21. Jamie Smith ($430); 22. Davey Jones ($430); 23. Ralph Spithaler ($410); 24. Keith Kauffman ($410); 25. Gus Wasson ($430); 26. Johnny Herrera ($410). (Jamie Smith and Davey Jones were provisionals) Lap leaders: Danny Lasoski 1-22, Mark Kinser 23-35 EcoWater Quick-Time Award winner: Mark Kinser WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Tim Shaffer , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Davey Jones , Gus Wasson , Brian Paulus , Dean Jacobs , Joey Saldana , Billy Pauch , Jimmy Sills , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell