San Jose report 96-09-06

Mark Kinser Dominates San Jose Opener By Richard Day SAN JOSE, CA (September 6) - Mark Kinser has made sponsor Ray Williams proud many times in his career. He made Williams even more proud Friday at San...

Mark Kinser Dominates San Jose Opener By Richard Day SAN JOSE, CA (September 6) - Mark Kinser has made sponsor Ray Williams proud many times in his career. He made Williams even more proud Friday at San Jose Speedway - Williams' home track - when he dominated the Skoal Outlaw Series' preliminary racing program. Although Mark, who raced for Williams during the early 1990s, hasn't raced in California in several years, he appeared to be right at home at San Jose's semi-banked, 1/3-mile oval. Kinser set San Jose's one-lap record in qualifying, then won the Vivarin Dash and led all 20 laps in the preliminary feature. "The Wirtgen Maxim ran well all night," Mark told the near- capacity crowd from victory lane. "Drawing the zero kept me up front in the Vivarin Dash. We never had any problems, and we're in good shape for Saturday. Mark's 13.383-second qualifying lap sliced .079 seconds off the one-lap record Randy Hannagan set last September 8th. It marked the 16th time this season Kinser has set the qualifying standard at a World of Outlaws facility and the 36th time he has received the EcoWater Quick-Time Award. The luck of the Vivarin Dash inversion pill draw allowed Mark to start the seven-lap race on the pole. His 25th Vivarin Dash victory of the season gave him the pole position in the feature. Tyler Walker, Mark Monico and Jac Haudenschild, three of the eight-fastest qualifiers in the 58-car field, had problems in the Quaker State Heat Races and failed to qualify for the Vivarin Dash. "The Wild Child" and Monico reached the preliminary feature by finishing first and third in the "B" Feature, respectively. Mark burst into the lead as the green flag fell in the feature. His cousin, Steve Kinser, passed six cars during the first 1 1/2 laps before colliding with Andy Hillenburg in turn four late in the second lap. The collision sent Hillenburg's #2 STP J&J flipping down the front straightaway and out of the race. Although his #11 Quaker State Maxim suffered extensive front-end damage, "The King of the Outlaws" raced back through the field to finish third and earn one of the four automatic starting positions in Saturday's Vivarin Dash. Mark raced away from the field as the green flag replaced the red, and was 10 car-lengths ahead of his closest pursuers when he entered lapped traffic two laps later. Mark slowed behind a pack of backmarkers three laps later, allowing Hannagan, Sammy Swindell and Fourth Quaker State Heat Race winner Dave Blaney to narrow the gap. Swindell started making a move toward the front the next time around, driving his #1 Channellock Gambler past Hannagan for second place and challenging Mark for the lead midway through the race. "The Buckeye Bullet," winner of the Skoal Outlaw Series' last two main events at San Jose, steered the #10 Vivarin J&J deep into the third corner to pass Swindell for the runner-up spot with eight laps remaining. Although Kinser broke away from the lapped traffic and opened a six-car-length lead during the 14th lap, his comfortable margin disintegrated when Swindell collided with Duane Bonini in turn one. Stevie Smith surrendered sixth place when he became involved in the incident. After Swindell's and Smith's crews replaced their flat tires, they raced back through the field to finish ninth and 13th, respectively. Steve Kinser, winner of six World of Outlaws "A" Features at San Jose in his career, passed Hannagan for third place as the race resumed. At the same time, Jeff Swindell and Haudenschild battled for fifth. Mark quickly built a comfortable advantage following the 16th-lap caution period, and was catching the backmarkers as the white flag fell. Blaney narrowed the gap in lapped traffic during the final lap, but was 10 car-lengths behind when Kinser took the checkered flag. Hannagan, the Skoal Outlaw Series' 1995 Rookie of the Year, finished fourth, ahead of Jeff Swindell, Haudenschild, 16th- starting Brent Kaeding, Monico, Sammy Swindell and Joey Saldana. WoO 1996 World of Outlaws/Skoal Outlaw Series San Jose Speedway, San Jose, CA Friday, September 6, Preliminary Program Qualifications: 1. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 13.383 (new one- lap record); 2. Randy Hannagan, M&M Racing 2M, 14.682; 3. Tyler Walker, Walker 35, 13.775; 4. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 13.794; 5. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 13.800; 6. Mark Monico, Monico 21M, 13.808; 7. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 13.823; 8. Joey Saldana, Stanton 75, 13.827; 9. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 13.841; 10. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 13.857; 11. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 13.862; 12. Joe Gaerte, Gaerte 3G, 13.884; 13. Bobby McMahan, Lamar 3, 13.892; 14. Brian Paulus, P&P Motorsports 28, 13.945; 15. Paul McMahan, Roth 83, 13.951; 16. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 13.959; 17. Kevin Pylant, Pylant 14P, 13.988; 18. Brent Kaeding, Kaeding 69, 13.999; 19. Ronnie Day, Offill 88W, 14.046; 20. Jim Carr, McCarr 7M, 14.046; 21. John Golobic, Golobic 57, 14.161; 22. Jonathan Allard, Allard 17, 14.164; 23. Sean Fenn, Fenn 36, 14.174; 24. Brad Furr, Furr 2F, 14.183; 25. Blake Robertson, Robertson 27B, 14.236; 26. Tom Tarlton, Tarlton 21T, 14.256; 27. Greg DeCaires, Williams 0, 14.265; 28. Greg Hodnett, Helm 11H, 14.266; 29. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 14.267; 30. Bob Walker, Walker 98, 14.323; 31. Earl Stanton, Stanton 71, 14.365; 32. Lindsey Casto, Casto 40, 14.366; 33. Tim Green, Owen 14, 14.393; 34. Jason Statler, Statler 00, 14.402; 35. Jason Meyers, Meyers 14J, 14.402; 36. Dale Cross, Cross 9, 14.412; 37. Johnny Herrera, Sonner 47, 14.430; 38. Jason Lund, Lund 8L, 14.446; 39. Craig Smith, Smith 39, 14.481; 40. Graydon Cross, Cross 8C, 14.515; 41. Bud Kaeding, Kaeding 29, 14.597; 42. Darrin Howard, Howard 1H, 14.612; 43. Emory Gray, Gray 82, 14.620; 44. Jamie Hood, Hood 33, 14.698; 45. Trevor Green, Green 22T, 14.661; 46. Keith Nafzger, Nafzger 9B, 14.724; 47. Brian Hodges, Hodges 31, 14.754; 48. Gary Willey, Willey 76MC, 14.841; 49. Duane Bonini, Bonini 72x, 14.893; 50. Kurt Nelson, Nelson 72, 14.979; 51. Dean Nelson, Nelson 34N, 15.111; 52. Rod Johnson, Johnson 17x, 15.363; 53. Johnnie Albanese, Albanese 5x, 14.942; 54. Ken Cox, Cox 52, 16.031; 55. Richard Zimmerman, Zimmerman 069, 16.314; 56. Bernie House, House 2H, 16.531; 57. Alan Harvey, Harvey 14x, 24.785; 58. Troy Rosendahl, Rosendahl 41, no time. First Quaker State Heat Race (10 laps): 1. John Golobic, 2. Stevie Smith, 3. Mark Kinser, 4. Tom Tarlton, 5. Mark Monico, 6. Steve Kinser, 7. Dale Cross, 8. Keith Nafzger ($10); 9. Dean Nelson ($10); 10. Earl Stanton, 11. Bernie House ($10); 12. Bud Kaeding ($10). (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Second Quaker State Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Kevin Pylant, 2. Joe Gaerte, 3. Randy Hannagan, 4. Greg DeCaires, 5. Johnny Herrera, 6. Jac Haudenschild, 7. Jonathan Allard, 8. Rod Johnson ($10); 9. Darrin Howard ($10); 10. Brian Hodges ($10); 11. Alan Harvey ($10); 12. Lindsey Casto ($10). (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Third Quaker State Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Bobby McMahan, 2. Brent Kaeding, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Joey Saldana, 5. Tim Green, 6. Jason Lund, 7. Sean Fenn, 8. Emory Gray ($10); 9. Gary Willey ($10); 10. Johnnie Albanese ($10); 11. Tyler Walker. (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Fourth Quaker State Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Dave Blaney, 2. Sammy Swindell, 3. Craig Smith, 4. Duane Bonini, 5. Brad Furr, 6. 6. Brian Paulus, 7. Ken Cox ($10); 8. Lance Blevins, 9. Jamie Hood ($10); 10. Ronnie Day ($10); 11. Jason Statler ($10). (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Fifth Quaker State Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Blake Robertson, 2. Paul McMahan, 3. Jeff Swindell, 4. Andy Hillenburg, 5. Bob Walker, 6. Jim Carr, 7. Graydon Cross ($10); 8. Jason Meyers, 9. Trevor Green ($10); 10. Richard Zimmerman ($10); 11. Kurt Nelson ($10). (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Vivarin Dash (seven laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Randy Hannagan, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Dave Blaney, 5. Jeff Swindell, 6. Joey Saldana, 7. Stevie Smith, 8. Andy Hillenburg. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the Preliminary Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Mark Monico, 4. Tim Green, 5. Jim Carr ($160); 6. Lance Blevins ($135); 7. Jason Lund ($110); 8. Sean Fenn ($85); 9. Johnny Herrera ($70); 10. Jonathan Allard ($60); 11. Jason Meyers ($50); 12. Bob Walker ($50); 13. Brad Furr ($50); 14. Earl Stanton ($50); 15. Dale Cross ($50); 16. Brian Paulus ($50); 17. Tyler Walker ($50). DNS - Keith Nafzger, Dean Nelson, Bernie House, Bud Kaeding, Rod Johnson, Darrin Howard, Brian Hodges, Alan Harvey, Lindsey Casto, Emory Gray, Gary Willey, Johnnie Albanese, Ken Cox, Jamie Hood, Ronnie Day, Jason Statler, Graydon Cross, Trevor Green, Richard Zimmerman, Kurt Nelson. (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Preliminary Feature (20 laps): 1. Mark Kinser ($4,010); 2. Dave Blaney ($2,310); 3. Steve Kinser ($1,630); 4. Randy Hannagan ($1,410); 5. Jeff Swindell ($1,260); 6. Jac Haudenschild ($1,180); 7. Brent Kaeding ($1,110); 8. Mark Monico ($1,080); 9. Sammy Swindell ($1,035); 10. Joey Saldana ($1,010); 11. Bobby McMahan ($910); 12. Joe Gaerte ($710); 13. Stevie Smith ($610); 14. Paul McMahan ($510); 15. Greg Hodnett ($310); 16. Kevin Pylant ($310); 17. Tim Green ($280); 18. John Golobic ($260); 19. Tom Tarlton ($260); 20. Greg DeCaires ($260); 21. Craig Smith ($260); 22. Duane Bonini ($260); 23. Blake Robertson ($260); 24. Andy Hillenburg ($260). Lap leader: Mark Kinser 1-20 EcoWater Quick-Time Award winner: Mark Kinser WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Brad Furr , Mark Kinser , Steve Kinser , Bud Kaeding , Sammy Swindell , Tyler Walker , Brian Paulus , Jason Meyers , Joey Saldana , Jonathan Allard , Paul McMahan , Randy Hannagan , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jason Statler , Bobby McMahan , Jeff Swindell , Tim Green
Teams Williams