Perris report 97-10-26

Mark Kinser Completes Sweep of Perris Event By Richard Day LAKE PERRIS, CA (October 26) - Although the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series' race at Perris Auto Speedway and the seventh game of the World Series were held...

Mark Kinser Completes Sweep of Perris Event By Richard Day LAKE PERRIS, CA (October 26) - Although the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series' race at Perris Auto Speedway and the seventh game of the World Series were held on opposite coasts Sunday night, Mark Kinser and the Florida Marlins made similar comebacks to win their respective events. While Kinser chased Stevie Smith for 24 laps, the Marlins trailed the Cleveland Indians for 8 1/2 innings at Pro Player Stadium in Miami. Smith's problems in lapped traffic allowed the defending World of Outlaws champion to increase his winning streak to six feature races at Lake Perris' semi-banked, 1/2-mile oval. The Indians' inability to score after the third inning and make key plays in the field kept them from winning their first World Series since 1948. Kinser's 23rd "A" Feature victory of the year pushed him into ninth place in the World of Outlaws' driver standings. Winning in 11 innings gave Florida the championship of major league baseball in only its fifth year of existence. Mark won the Vivarin Dash from the pole for the right to start the 30-lap main event inside the front row. Smith, who also started on the front row, took the lead with a high move in the fourth corner as the green flag fell in the "A" Feature. Sammy Swindell, who celebrated his 42nd birthday by earning his 12th Channellock Fast-Time Award of the year, also passed Kinser during the opening lap. Smith had his #19 Ingersoll-Rand sprinter three car-lengths ahead of his closest pursuers six laps into the race. Craig Dollansky jumped the cushion and crashed into the wall in turn two early in lap eight. Donny Schatz coasted into the pit area with a magneto problem, and restarted at the back of the pack. Stevie controlled the restart and opened a six-car-length lead by lap nine. Swindell, relegated to third by Kinser several laps earlier, had to contend with hard-charging Dave Blaney. Only four car-lengths separated Smith, Kinser and Swindell midway through the race. Kinser lost second place early in the 18th lap when he allowed the #5M Wirtgen Maxim to jump the cushion between the first and second corners. Swindell started cutting into Smith's eight-car-length advantage the next time around. He closed to within four car- lengths early in lap 23 when Stevie almost collided with Randy Tiner in dense lapped traffic. Smith lost the lead two laps later as he tried to lap the spinning Peter Murphy. Attempting to sneak by in the low groove, His right rear hit the left front of Murphy's car, damaging the #19's suspension. Murphy slid into the high groove and collected Swindell, who tried to dodge the crash by taking the high line. Kinser was at the front and Swindell at the rear of the field when the green flag replaced the yellow. Mark controlled the restart as Andy Hillenburg challenged Randy Hannagan for fourth. Hillenburg steered his #2 STP J&J to the lowest point behind turns one and two to pass Hannagan two laps later. Johnny Herrera and the #47 Casey's General Stores Maxim flipped into the fourth corner the next time around. Lance Blevins, who passed eight cars in the first 25 laps, dropped out with a broken brake caliper during the red period. "The Buckeye Bullet" made several runs at the leader after the race resumed, but was three car-lengths behind when Mark took the checkered flag. Kinser lapped all but 11 cars in the field. Steve Kinser finished third, ahead of Hillenburg, Hannagan, Brent Kaeding, Tyler Walker, Jac Haudenschild, Swindell and 22nd- starting Greg Hodnett. Danny Lasoski won the Fourth Heat Race and raced into 12th place from outside the 10th row. Rookie of the Year candidates Schatz and Paul McMahan continued their pattern of racing in the "B" Feature for the fifth consecutive race. Schatz raced into 17th place from outside the 12th row while McMahan finished eighth in the "B" Feature. Donny enters this weekend's 30th Annual Action Performance Western World Championships at Manzanita Speedway with an 87- point advantage in the rookie race. WoO 1997 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Perris Auto Speedway, Lake Perris, CA Sunday, October 26, Feature Program #69 Qualifications: 1. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 14.480; 2. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 14.621; 3. Randy Hannagan, TRH Racing 1x, 14.756; 4. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 14.778; 5. Tyler Walker, Walker 35, 14.810; 6. Brent Kaeding, M&M Racing 2M, 14.857; 7. Jeff Shepard, Stewart 4J, 14.865; 8. Jason Lund, Lund 8L, 14.993; 9. Johnny Herrera, Sonner 47, 14.915; 10. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 14.927; 11. Dale Blaney, Blaney/Hylton 93, 14.933; 12. Peter Murphy, Williams 0, 14.959; 13. Jimmy Carr, Holbrook 8H, 14.960; 14. Joey Saldana, Mox Motorsports 17, 14.962; 15. Craig Dollansky, Wahlie 1W, 14.971; 16. Danny Lasoski, Black 1Z, 14.972; 17. Randy Tiner, Tiner 83T, 14.978; 18. Joe Gaerte, Gaerte 3G, 14.981; 19. Greg Hodnett, Helm 11H, 15.007; 20. Travis Whitney, Whitney 7S, 15.040; 21. Keith Kauffman, Johnson U2, 15.066; 22. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 15.098; 23. Paul McMahan, Stanton 75, 15.105; 24. Graydon Cross, Cross 8C, 15.130; 25. Dion Hindi, Hindi 11D, 15.140; 26. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 15.153; 26. Tommy Tarlton, Tarlton 21T, 15.208; 28. Sean Fenn, Fenn 36, 15.232; 29. Rickey Hood, Herrera 45x, 15.282; 30. Ronnie Day, Hasebe 2H, 15.546; 31. David Fowler, Fowler/Owens 24, 15.610; 32. Victor Hensley, Hensley 51P, 15.673; 33. Jason Meyers, Carter 14, 15.686; 34. Rick Ziehl, Ziehl 18x, 15.724; 35. Shawna Wilskey, Fauver 5, 15.772; 36. John McDonald, McDonald 78, 15.802; 37. Shawn Sander, Sander 48, 15.830; 38. Marty Wilcox, Wilcox 3, 15.906; 39. Cal Herdson, Herdson 16, 16.360; 40. Greg Giardina, Giardina 58, 17.590. First Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jimmy Carr, 2. Tyler Walker, 3. Johnny Herrera, 4. Sammy Swindell, 5. Randy Tiner, 6. Keith Kauffman, 7. Rickey Hood, 8. Jason Meyers, 9. Shawn Sander, 10. Dion Hindi. 2:06.1. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Lance Blevins, 2. Andy Hillenburg, 3. Joey Saldana, 4. Brent Kaeding, 5. Donny Schatz, 6. Joe Gaerte, 7. Jeff Swindell, 8. Rick Ziehl, 9. Ronnie Day, 10. Marty Wilcox. 2:02.5 (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Craig Dollansky, 2. Dale Blaney, 3. Jeff Shepard, 4. Randy Hannagan, 5. Greg Hodnett, 6. Paul McMahan, 7. Tommy Tarlton, 8. David Fowler, 9. Shawna Wilskey, 10. Cal Herdson. 2:00.1. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Danny Lasoski, 2. Peter Murphy, 3. Jac Haudenschild, 4. Jason Lund, 5. Sean Fenn, 6. John McDonald, 7. Graydon Cross, 8. Travis Whitney, 9. Victor Hensley, 10. Greg Giardina. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Finishing 1-4 in Friday's Preliminary Feature automatically qualified Mark Kinser, Stevie Smith, Dave Blaney and Steve Kinser for the first four starting positions in the Vivarin Dash. Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Stevie Smith, 3. Dave Blaney, 4. Sammy Swindell, 5. Andy Hillenburg, 6. Steve Kinser. 1:12.7 (finish determined the first six starting positions in the "A" Feature) C Feature (eight laps): 1. Jason Meyers, 2. Rick Ziehl, 3. Shawna Wilskey ($125); 4. Marty Wilcox ($100); 5. John McDonald ($80); 6. Shawn Sander ($70); 7. Cal Herdson ($60); 8. Greg Giardina ($50). 2:07.8 (first two qualified for the "B" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Randy Tiner, 3. Travis Whitney, 4. Donny Schatz, 5. Keith Kauffman ($220); 6. Graydon Cross ($175); 7. Joe Gaerte, 8. Paul McMahan ($150); 9. Jeff Swindell ($100); 10. Sean Fenn ($90); 11. Dion Hindi ($80); 12. Tommy Tarlton ($60); 13. Ronnie Day ($50); 14. Rickey Hood ($50); 15. Jason Meyers ($70); 16. Rick Ziehl ($70); 17. Victor Hensley ($50); 18. David Fowler ($50). 3:06.0 (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Mark Kinser ($12,000); 2. Dave Blaney ($6,000); 3. Steve Kinser ($3,500); 4. Andy Hillenburg ($3,200); 5. Randy Hannagan ($3,000); 6. Brent Kaeding ($2,500); 7. Tyler Walker ($2,300); 8. Jac Haudenschild ($2,200); 9. Sammy Swindell ($2,100); 10. Greg Hodnett ($2,020); 11. Dale Blaney ($1,500); 12. Danny Lasoski ($1,400); 13. Randy Tiner ($1,320); 14. Jason Lund ($1,200); 15. Jimmy Carr ($1,000); 16. Joe Gaerte ($1,020); 17. Donny Schatz ($820); 18. Travis Whitney ($620); 19. Lance Blevins ($600); 20. Stevie Smith ($600); 21. Johnny Herrera ($600); 22. Peter Murphy ($600); 23. Joey Saldana ($600); 24. Jeff Shepard ($600); 25. Craig Dollansky ($600). Provisional starter - Joe Gaerte Lap leaders: Stevie Smith 1-24, Mark Kinser 25-30 Channellock Fast-Time Award winner: Sammy Swindell WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Shawna Wilskey , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , Tyler Walker , Rick Ziehl , Jason Meyers , Joey Saldana , Paul McMahan , Randy Hannagan , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Peter Murphy , Jeff Swindell
Teams Williams