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'KING' SURVIVES, WINS WILLIAMS GROVE NATIONAL OPEN By Richard Day MECHANICSBURG, PA (October 1) - Give Steve Kinser an opportunity, and he'll take advantage of it. Give him more than one chance,...

'KING' SURVIVES, WINS WILLIAMS GROVE NATIONAL OPEN By Richard Day MECHANICSBURG, PA (October 1) - Give Steve Kinser an opportunity, and he'll take advantage of it. Give him more than one chance, and he'll win the race. That's exactly what "The King of the Outlaws" did in the championship feature of the Williams Grove National Open Saturday night ... or Sunday morning. Long after thunderstorms pushed the qualifying session to the witching hour, the gremlins hit all the front-runners except Kinser after 39 of the scheduled 40 laps had been completed. Mark Kinser could almost taste the sweetness of victory when, with less than a lap remaining, the engine in the #12 Apple Chevrolet Gambler driven by Fred Rahmer exploded. Steve Kinser passed Preliminary Feature winner Lance Dewease as the green flag replaced the yellow, and restarted behind Mark after Garry Brazier ran out of fuel and stopped on the back straightaway with the white flag flying. The next restart saw the right rear tire on the #461 Dyer Masonry Schnee lose air pressure, knocking Dewease out of third place, bringing out the caution flag and setting up a two-lap dash for the National Open championship. Mark was 1 1/2 laps from the checkered flag when the engine in his #5M Maxim exploded. As he coasted into the infield, Steve assumed the lead and kept the #11 Valvoline Maxim ahead of the field for the $25,000 victory. "I feel bad for Mark," Steve said. "He definitely had us covered. He was the best out there tonight. We were going to run second, but I guess he broke something." The main event victory was the 19th of Kinser's World of Outlaws career at Williams Grove and his third National Open championship in the last five years. Mark earned the right to start the "A" Feature on the pole by winning the Snap-on Tools Dash. He took the lead as the green flag fell, only to have Dewease race past him on the front straightaway. Dewease opened a 10-car-length advantage within two laps, and was 15 car-lengths ahead of the 24-car field four laps into the race. Unaffected when the caution flag was thrown for Jac Haudenschild's second-corner spin early in the fifth lap, Dewease ran away from the field again when the race resumed. He padded his advantage to 15 car-lengths within three laps and was six car-lengths ahead of his closest pursuers when he entered lapped traffic early in lap 13. Mark caught the leader the next time around as Dewease slowed behind Bobby Allen and Fourth Heat Race winner Trevor Utt in turn one. Dewease lapped Allen and Utt early in the 15th lap, and quickly returned to his six-car-length comfort zone. A turn-two spin by Utt and Billy Pauch's fourth-corner flip tightened the field as the race neared its scheduled midpoint. The Kinser cousins were pressuring Dewease for the lead during the 21st lap when Dave Blaney surrendered fifth place by stopping the #10 Vivarin J&J with a flat right rear tire. Mark sandwiched two runs at the leader around Steve's attempt to pass him during the 21st-lap restart before passing Dewease for first place late in lap 24. He threaded the #5M between the inside guard rail and the leader as they entered turn three and slid in front of Dewease entering the fourth corner. Mark was eight car-lengths ahead of the field when Steve took second place from Dewease two laps later. Dewease steered the #461 into the high groove to challenge the leader while the Swindell brothers - Jeff and Sammy - waged war for fifth place the race reached the 30-lap mark. The leaders battled through lapped traffic until Halloween came a month early for Mark and Dewease, and "The King of the Outlaws" received an early Christmas present. Jeff and Sammy finished third and fourth, respectively. Rounding out the top 10 in the championship feature were Haudenschild, Greg Hodnett, 20th-starting Danny Lasoski, Kenny Jacobs, Kenny Adams, Blaney and "B" Feature winner Andy Hillenburg. WoO 1994 WORLD OF OUTLAWS/COPENHAGEN-SKOAL SHOOTOUT Williams Grove National Open, Mechanicsburg, PA Saturday, October 1, Feature Program #62 Qualifications: 1. Garry Brazier, Brazier 1AU, 18.267; 2. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 18.376; 3. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 18.391; 4. Sammy Swindell, Gilliam 1, 18.487; 5. Todd Shaffer, Beam 88, 18.488; 6. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 18.539; 7. Fred Rahmer, Apple Motorsports 12, 18.613; 8. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 18.685; 9. Johnny Herrera, Hamilton 77, 18.704; 10. Kenny Jacobs, Motter 71M, 18.721; 11. Dan Dietrich, Dietrich 8, 18.728; 12. Billy Pauch, Zemaitis 1Z, 18.734; 13. Keith Kauffman, Kronenburg 2KK, 18.752; 14. Bobby Davis, Jr., Davis 4, 18.772; 15. Trevor Utt, Utt 5, 18.846; 16. Joe Gaerte, Two Winners 9TW, 18.868; 17. Danny Lasoski, Sonner 47, 18.909; 18. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 18.940; 19. Jesse Wentz, Wentz 2W, 19.002; 20. Darren Eash, Neiderer 10N, 19.106; 21. Joey Borich, Borich 7, 19.132; 22. Kenny Adams, Scarpitta 59, 19.137; 23. Donnie Kreitz, Jr., Kreitz 69K, 19.138; 24. Bobby Allen, Walker 1a, 19.139; 25. Greg Leiby, Leiby 119, 19.153; 26. Cris Eash, Eash 17E, 19.153; 27. Alan Cole, Cole 17, 19.163; 28. Mike Wagner, Wagner 55, 19.184; 29. Sid Blandford, Blandford 31, 19.187; 30. Rod George, Shoup 12G, 19.307; 31. Randy Hannagan, Weikert 29, 19.394; 32. Joey Kuhn, Kronenburg 2K, 19.563; 33. Bill Sims, Sims 55S, 19.839; 34. Tim Hershey, HEK Racing 27W, 19.929; 35. Len Thompson, Thompson 10T, 19.970; 36. Brian Paulus, Paulus/ Pender 28, 20.231; 37. Scott Karl, Karl 96, 20.371; 38. Tom Howe, Howe 98, 21.025; 39. French Grimes, Grimes F1, 21.285. First Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild, 2. Garry Brazier, 3. Billy Pauch, 4. Joe Gaerte, 5. Todd Shaffer, 6. Donnie Kreitz, Jr., 7. Sid Blandford, 8. Joey Kuhn, 9. Len Thompson, 10. French Grimes, 11. Greg Leiby. 2:30.5 (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Keith Kauffman, 2. Dave Blaney, 3. Johnny Herrera, 4. Danny Lasoski, 5. Cris Eash, 6. Andy Hillenburg, 7. Darren Eash, 8. Brian Paulus. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Kenny Jacobs, 2. Jeff Swindell, 3. Bobby Davis, Jr., 4. Fred Rahmer, 5. Joey Borich, 6. Ed Lynch, Jr., 7. Rod George, 8. Alan Cole, 9. Bill Sims, 10. Scott Karl. 2:28.9 (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Trevor Utt, 2. Dan Dietrich, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Kenny Adams, 5. Jesse Wentz, 6. Bobby Allen, 7. Randy Hannagan, 8. Mike Wagner, 9. Tim Hershey, 10. Tom Howe. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature ) Finishing 1-4 in Friday's "A" Feature automatically qualified Lance Dewease, Mark Kinser, Greg Hodnett and Steve Kinser for the first four starting positions in the Snap-on Tools Dash. Snap-on Tools Dash (five laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Lance Dewease, 3. Steve Kinser, 4. Jeff Swindell, 5. Garry Brazier, 6. Greg Hodnett. (finish determined the first six starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Andy Hillenburg, 2. Ed Lynch, Jr., 3. Donnie Kreitz, Jr., 4. Bobby Allen, 5. Alan Cole ($260); 6. Darren Eash ($235); 7. Randy Hannagan ($185); 8. Rod George ($135); 9. Greg Leiby ($110); 10. Cris Eash ($90); 11. Joey Borich ($70); 12. Tim Hershey ($60); 13. Mike Wagner ($60); 14. Brian Paulus ($60); 15. Scott Karl ($60); 16. Todd Shaffer ($60); 17. Len Thompson ($60); 18. Bill Sims ($60); 19. French Grimes ($60); 20. Tom Howe ($60); 21. Sid Blandford ($60); 22. Jesse Wentz ($60); 23. Joey Kuhn ($60). (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (40 laps): 1. Steve Kinser ($25,000); 2. Jeff Swindell ($10,010); 3. Sammy Swindell ($6,010); 4. Jac Haudenschild ($4,510); 5. Greg Hodnett ($3,750); 6. Danny Lasoski ($3,010); 7. Kenny Jacobs ($2,510); 8. Kenny Adams ($2,210); 9. Dave Blaney ($2,010); 10. Andy Hillenburg ($1,830); 11. Joe Gaerte ($1,510); 12. Ed Lynch, Jr. ($1,430); 13. Garry Brazier ($1,260); 14. Dan Dietrich ($1,210); 15. Johnny Herrera ($1,010); 16. Lance Dewease ($1,000); 17. Keith Kauffman ($1,010); 18. Bobby Davis, Jr. ($910); 19. Mark Kinser ($900); 20. Fred Rahmer ($910); 21. Donnie Kreitz, Jr. ($830); 22. Trevor Utt ($810); 23. Billy Pauch ($810); 24. Bobby Allen ($830). Lap leaders: Lance Dewease 1-23, Mark Kinser 24-38, Steve Kinser 39-40 WoO *eof

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