Mark Kinser Completes Williams Grove Sweep By Richard Day MECHANICSBURG, PA (July 30) - The Mopar engine is definitely making an impression on the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series this season.
Mark Kinser Completes Williams Grove Sweep By Richard Day MECHANICSBURG, PA (July 30) - The Mopar engine is definitely making an impression on the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series this season. Mark Kinser has made sure of that by leading the series in Vivarin Fast-Time Awards, Channellock Dash victories, "A" Feature victories, Preliminary Feature victories and points. Kinser pulled off his series' leading second double-feature sweep Friday when he drove the #5M Mopar Maxim to a flag-to-flag victory in the "A" Feature at Williams Grove Speedway. "The Mopar car was really good tonight," Mark said. "Mopar is trying to get the parts together to make these motors available to other racers. A good friend of mine who races here - Cris Eash - says he's interested." Who wouldn't be interested in an extra $77,000, 270 points, seven "A" Feature victories and nine Vivarin Fast-Time Awards compared this time a year ago? Kinser earned the right to start Friday's "A" Feature on the pole by winning his 10th Channellock Dash of the season. He burst into the lead in the fourth corner and started building a comfortable advantage while Lance DeWease passed Tyler Walker and Stevie Smith during the first two laps. Kinser was a straightaway ahead of DeWease when he entered lapped traffic six laps into the race. A broken rear on the #1Z Zemco Maxim forced First NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race winner Jeff Shepard to stop in turn three two laps later, tightening the field. Todd Shaffer stopped on the front stretch with mechanical trouble and Andy Hillenburg coasted into the pit area with brake problems during the 10th lap. DeWease, the 1996 Williams Grove National Open champion, raced wheel-to-wheel with Kinser through the first two corners as the green flag replaced the yellow, but was unable to surge ahead. He made another unsuccessful attempt to pass Kinser the next time around. DeWease made another run at the lead after Fred Rahmer stopped with a flat left rear tire during lap 13. Kinser was five car-lengths ahead when he caught the backmarkers with 10 1/2 laps remaining. Kinser increased his advantage to 10 car-lengths within five laps as Walker started challenging DeWease for the runner-up spot. Walker drove the #35 Air Sep Maxim into the high groove between turns three and four to pass DeWease three laps later. Smith, the Williams Grove National Open champion in 1989 and 1991, used an inside move into the fourth corner to pass DeWease for third place late in the final lap. Kinser was six car-lengths ahead of Walker when he took the checkered flag in the ninth Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series "A" Feature victory of his career at Williams Grove. "We had some trouble with lapped cars, and I saw Lance under me there a couple of times," Mark admitted. "I knew I didn't have to worry about him though. He's a professional, and he always races me clean. I knew somebody was coming there at the end, and I guess it was Tyler." Smith finished third, ahead of DeWease, Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner Sammy Swindell, Donny Schatz, Danny Lasoski, Greg Hodnett, Tim Shaffer and Steve Kinser. Smith's 20th top-five finish of the season pushed him past Johnny Herrera into fourth place in the point standings. Herrera started inside the 12th row and drove the #1BK Networks Eagle past 11 cars to finish in 12th place. Don Kreitz, Jr., and Todd Shaffer used provisional starting positions and finished 23rd and 25th, respectively. Swindell received his second Vivarin Fast-Time Award of the year for pacing the 31-car qualifying session with a 17.616-second, 102.180-m.p.h., lap around the legendary, semi-banked, 1/2-mile oval. Thunderstorms hit Williams Grove Speedway before hot laps and delayed the racing program for almost 2 1/2 hours. WoO
1999 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA Friday, July 30, Feature Program #47 Vivarin qualifications: 1. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 17.616; 2. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 17.635; 3. Greg Hodnett, Apple Motorsports 12, 17.658; 4. Tim Shaffer, Helm 11H, 17.699; 5. Danny Lasoski, Roth 83, 17.769; 6. Dave Ely, Ely/Gilbert 77E, 17.807; 7. Jeff Shepard, Zematis 1Z, 17.827; 8. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 17.887; 9. James Chesson, Chesson 22C, 17.920; 10. Danny Jones, Creasy 8, 17.970; 11. Cris Eash, E&G Classics 17E, 17.977; 12. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 17.998; 13. P.J. Chesson, Chesson 76, 17.999; 14. Daryn Pittman, Sonner 47, 18.009; 15. Fred Rahmer, Hamilton 77, 18.025; 16. Dale Blaney, Holbrook 8H, 18.077; 17. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 18.088; 18. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 104+, 18.118; 19. Johnny Herrera, DOCC Motorsports 1BK, 18.124; 20. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 18.145; 21. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 18.157; 22. Brooke Tatnell, Tatnell 7K, 18.162; 23. Johnny Mackison, Swope 65, 18.246; 24. Don Kreitz, Jr., Kreitz 69, 18.278; 25. Shawn Keen, Keen 53, 18.336; 26. Todd Shaffer, Beam 88, 18.393; 27. Mike Wagner, Wagner 55, 18.459; 28. Curt Michael, Tanger 07, 18.574; 29. Len Thompson, Thompson 10, 18.744; 30. Rick Lafferty, Lafferty 0, 19.858; 31. Todd Gracey, Cooper 25, no time. First NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jeff Shepard, 2. Sammy Swindell, 3. P.J. Chesson, 4. Lance Blevins, 5. Dave Ely, 6. Johnny Herrera, 7. Dale Blaney, 8. Shawn Keen, 9. Brooke Tatnell, 10. Curt Michael. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Second NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Cris Eash, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Danny Lasoski, 4. Donny Schatz, 5. Daryn Pittman, 6. Ed Lynch, Jr., 7. Len Thompson, 8. Todd Shaffer, 9. Jac Haudenschild, 10. Johnny Mackison. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Third NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. James Chesson, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Danny Jones, 4. Tim Shaffer, 5. Fred Rahmer, 6. Jeff Swindell, 7. Andy Hillenburg, 8. Mike Wagner, 9. Don Kreitz, Jr., 10. Rick Lafferty. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Finishing 1-4 in Thursday's Preliminary Feature automatically qualified Mark Kinser, Stevie Smith, Lance DeWease and Tyler Walker for the first four starting positions in the Channellock Dash. Channellock Dash (five laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Stevie Smith, 3. Lance DeWease, 4. Tyler Walker, 5. Sammy Swindell, 6. Donny Schatz. (finish determined the first six starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Dale Blaney, 2. Johnny Herrera, 3. Andy Hillenburg, 4. Jac Haudenschild, 5. Jeff Swindell, 6. Mike Wagner ($200); 7. Ed Lynch, Jr. ($175); 8. Brooke Tatnell ($150); 9. Curt Michael ($100); 10. Johnny Mackison ($90); 11. Len Thompson ($80); 12. Todd Shaffer, 13. Rick Lafferty ($60); 14. Don Kreitz, Jr., 15. Shawn Keen ($50). (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Mark Kinser ($10,000); 2. Tyler Walker ($6,000); 3. Stevie Smith ($3,500); 4. Lance DeWease ($3,200); 5. Sammy Swindell ($3,000); 6. Donny Schatz ($2,500); 7. Danny Lasoski ($2,300); 8. Greg Hodnett ($2,200); 9. Tim Shaffer ($1,200); 10. Steve Kinser ($2,050); 11. Dave Ely ($2,000); 12. Johnny Herrera ($1,620); 13. Lance Blevins ($1,500); 14. Daryn Pittman ($1,200); 15. Danny Jones ($1,100); 16. Cris Eash ($1,000); 17. Jeff Swindell ($920); 18. Fred Rahmer ($700); 19. Andy Hillenburg ($720); 20. Dale Blaney ($720); 21. James Chesson ($700); 22. Jac Haudenschild ($720); 23. Don Kreitz, Jr. ($720); 24. P.J. Chesson ($700); 25. Todd Shaffer ($720); 26. Jeff Shepard ($700). Provisional starters: Don Kreitz, Jr., Todd Shaffer Lap leader: Mark Kinser 1-30 Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner: Sammy Swindell WoO