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BLANEY WINS MEMPHIS MAIN AS LASOSKI FALTERS ON LAST LAP By Richard Day MEMPHIS, TN (April 1) - Danny Lasoski has experienced the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat in World of Outlaws events at...

BLANEY WINS MEMPHIS MAIN AS LASOSKI FALTERS ON LAST LAP By Richard Day MEMPHIS, TN (April 1) - Danny Lasoski has experienced the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat in World of Outlaws events at Memphis Motorsports Park. "The Dude" was victorious at the semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval on April 3, 1993, taking the lead from Kenny Jacobs with three laps remaining. Lasoski was less than half a lap from making it two straight victories in Memphis Saturday night when he became the victim of a cruel April Fools joke. Dave Blaney was the beneficiary of Lasoski's bad luck. He drove the #10 Vivarin J&J past "The Dude" in the third corner as the engine in the #47 Casey's General Stores Maxim stalled. Lasoski held on to edge Memphis' Greg Hodnett for second place as his engine came to life again. The $6,000 victory pushed "The Buckeye Bullet" into third place in the Skoal Outlaw Series point standings. He is the fifth different winner in the World of Outlaws' first five "A" Features in 1995. Lasoski, winner of the Vivarin Dash, took the early lead from the pole in the main event and opened a three-car-length advantage within three laps. He caught the backmarkers two laps later. Mark Kinser steered the #5M Wirtgen Maxim deep into turn three to pass outside polesitter Aaron Berryhill for the runner-up spot the next time around as Blaney battled the Swindell brothers - Sammy and Jeff - for fourth place. Kinser, an April Fools Day winner at Memphis Motorsports Park five years ago, reeled in Lasoski within two laps and took over first place with an inside move in the second corner early in the eighth lap. Randy Kinser brought out the first caution flag in the "A" Feature late in lap nine when he stopped the #14 Franklin Power Maxim on the back straightaway with a blown engine. Blaney regained fourth place when the race resumed, passing Jeff Swindell low in turn three. He used a high move into the second corner to take third from Berryhill two laps later. Kinser opened a half-straightaway lead within two laps after the caution, and entered lapped traffic during lap 13. Slicing through the backmarkers with ease, Mark extended his advantage to a full straightaway midway through the race. "The Buckeye Bullet" was challenging Lasoski for second place late in the 19th lap when Kinser hooked the berm in turn three as he tried to lap Terry McCarl. In his attempt to keep the #5M from stalling, Mark almost collected the #47 as "The Dude" raced past. Lasoski restarted the race at the front of the field and quickly opened a five-car-length lead. He entered heavy lapped traffic with five laps remaining. Jeff Swindell, who had passed Sammy four laps earlier, relinquished third place with four laps remaining when the crankshaft broke on the #7TW Gold Eagle Maxim. Unable to continue racing, Jeff was credited with an 18th-place finish. "The Dude" raced away from the field again when the green flag replaced the yellow. His engine sputtered as he took the white flag, however, and stopped just long enough for Blaney to pass him for the victory in the third corner. Lasoski was two car-lengths behind when "The Buckeye Bullet" took the checkered flag. Greg Hodnett received the Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award for finishing in third place. Rounding out the top 10 in the "A" Feature were Sammy Swindell, First Snap-on Tools Heat Race winner Stevie Smith, Jac Haudenschild, Rickey Hood, 17th-starting Andy Hillenburg, Johnny Herrera and Joe Gaerte. "The Wild Child" retained a slim, two-point advantage over Hodnett for the lead in the Skoal Outlaw Series point standings despite qualifying 22nd-quick in the 30-car field. He steered the #22 Pennzoil Maxim around 14 sprinters from his 10th-row starting position to finish in sixth place. WoO 1995 WORLD OF OUTLAWS/SKOAL OUTLAW SERIES Memphis Motorsports Park, Memphis, TN Saturday, April 1, Feature Program #5 Qualifications: 1. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 13.190; 2. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 13.227; 3. Danny Lasoski, Sonner 47, 13.346; 4. Aaron Berryhill, Berryhill 97, 13.356; 5. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 13.388; 6. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 13.436; 7. Rickey Hood, Herrera 45x, 13.452; 8. Terry McCarl, Hall 24, 13.481; 9. Joe Gaerte, Hamilton 77, 13.499; 10. Johnny Herrera, Forbrook 5, 13.507; 11. Jeff Shepard, Poston 4A, 13.518; 12. Greg Hodnett, Two Winners 8TW, 13.540; 13. Mike Ward, Ward 88, 13.554; 14. Tim Engler, Engler 73, 13.568; 15. Randy Kinser, Bradham 14, 13.630; 16. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 13.634; 17. Randy Hannagan, Hannagan 1x, 13.707; 18. Jerrod Hull, Hull 11H, 13.733; 19. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 13.740; 20. Bobby Davis, Jr., Davis 4, 13.854; 21. Eddie Gallagher, Gallagher 1E, 13.868; 22. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 13.907; 23. Lee Dunn, Dunn 81, 13.924; 24. Terry Gray, Gray 10G, 13.949; 25. John Bankston, Bankston 8, 14.020; 26. Keith Kauffman, Wahlie 1K, 14.452; 27. Paul Hart, Carlton 32, 14.743; 28. Clark Bollinger, Bollinger 4Z, 14.753; 29. J.C. Sulawske, Gates 1C, no time; 30. Steve Beitler, Beitler 21, no time. First Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Rickey Hood, 3. Jeff Swindell, 4. Johnny Herrera, 5. Aaron Berryhill, 6. Jac Haudenschild, 7. Andy Hillenburg, 8. John Bankston, 9. Clark Bollinger, 10. Mike Ward. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Randy Hannagan, 2. Jeff Shepard, 3. Dave Blaney, 4. Bobby Davis, Jr., 5. Terry McCarl, 6. Mark Kinser, 7. Keith Kauffman, 8. Steve Beitler, 9. Lee Dunn, 10. Tim Engler. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jerrod Hull, 2. Randy Kinser, 3. Joe Gaerte, 4. Sammy Swindell, 5. Greg Hodnett, 6. Danny Lasoski, 7. Terry Gray, 8. Eddie Gallagher, 9. Paul Hart. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Danny Lasoski, 2. Aaron Berryhill, 3. Mark Kinser, 4. Jeff Swindell, 5. Sammy Swindell, 6. Dave Blaney, 7. Rickey Hood, 8. Terry McCarl. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Eddie Gallagher, 2. Andy Hillenburg, 3. Keith Kauffman, 4. Terry Gray, 5. Tim Engler, 6. John Bankston, 7. Clark Bollinger ($210); 8. Paul Hart ($185); 9. Lee Dunn ($160); 10. Steve Beitler ($110); 11. Mike Ward ($100). (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Dave Blaney ($6,010); 2. Danny Lasoski ($3,510); 3. Greg Hodnett ($2,510); 4. Sammy Swindell ($2,210); 5. Stevie Smith ($2,110); 6. Jac Haudenschild ($2,010); 7. Rickey Hood ($1,610); 8. Andy Hillenburg ($1,530); 9. Johnny Herrera ($1,410); 10. Joe Gaerte ($1,310); 11. Aaron Berryhill ($1,160); 12. Terry McCarl ($1,110); 13. Keith Kauffman ($1,080); 14. Bobby Davis, Jr. ($1,010); 15. Jerrod Hull ($710); 16. Tim Engler ($530); 17. Randy Hannagan ($410); 18. Jeff Swindell ($410); 19. John Bankston ($430); 20. Mark Kinser ($410); 21. Jeff Shepard ($410); 22. Randy Kinser ($410); 23. Terry Gray ($430); 24. Eddie Gallagher ($430). Lap leaders: Danny Lasoski 1-7, 19-29; Mark Kinser 8-18; Dave Blaney 30 Ecowater Fast-Time Award winner: Jeff Swindell Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award winner: Greg Hodnett WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Sammy Swindell , Kenny Jacobs , Aaron Berryhill , Randy Hannagan , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell