ALLSTAR: SPRINT: Skyline OH Speedweek 98-06-30

All Star Sprint Ohio Speedweek Results Skyline Speedway, Stewart, OH Tue. 6/30/98 STEWART, OH - Kelly Kinser became the 12th winner in 31 events on the All Star sprint tour this season by capturing the 30-lap Ohio Speedweek feature Tuesday...

All Star Sprint Ohio Speedweek Results Skyline Speedway, Stewart, OH Tue. 6/30/98

STEWART, OH - Kelly Kinser became the 12th winner in 31 events on the All Star sprint tour this season by capturing the 30-lap Ohio Speedweek feature Tuesday night at Skyline Speedway. Kinser’s win, utilizing his familiar low groove, came over Joey Saldana and southern Ohio hot shoe Jim Nier. Despite damp grounds, including a flooded infield, the show was run off in a timely manner for the second show at Skyline in Ohio Speedweek history.

"This place owes me one," Kinser said of his $4,000 win. "I wrecked here last year. We go real good on a slick track. This was a lot more than slick, it was like driving on a snowy road," he added, standing beside his Gaerte-Chevrolet powered Kinser Timber Stealth chassis in victory lane. "I set up for the bottom, I knew that’s where it would be won." Kinser’s crew changed a tire and shock after finishing last in the Dash, going to a softer McCreary compound.

With eight cars inverted for the start of the 30-lap contest, Tim Kern held the ButlerBuilt Hot Seat pole with Joey Saldana outside in the Steve Mox Stealth, and Johnathan Stevens, in his family Gambler was next with Kinser alongside. Nier’s JNC Fabricating Fisher-powered entry and Pa. driver Kevin Gobrecht’s Eagle Chassis made up row three, with Randy Kinser and Brett Mann in row four.

Saldana took the opening lead and held it over Kern until a lap four red for a Todd Kane easy tip-over on the backstretch. After everyone caught their breath, Saldana resumed the top spot over Kern and K. Kinser. At lap seven, Saldana held a six car length advantage when Kinser ducked under Kern for the runner-up slot. Mann now held fourth, followed by Nier, Chad Kemenah, Kevin Huntley and Brooke Tatnell. By lap ten, Kinser was pressuring Saldana, attempting a pass in the low groove of the slick 3/8 mile as they entered lapped traffic. Kinser dove under Saldana in turn four to lead lap 12, a lead he would never relinquish.

At the 2/3 mark, Kinser had a nice lead over Saldana and Nier’s George Fisher chassis, with Kemenah moving the Harble Motorsports Gambler past R. Kinser for fourth. R. Kinser got that spot back two laps later, and that’s how the top five took the checkered flag.

Kevin Huntley earned top passing honors, moving Rick Daugherty’s Doemelt from 15th starting spot to sixth at the end. Tatnell ran a consistent seventh in the Kele and Associates No. 7k J&J wrenched by Deuce Turrill, with Sunday winner Frankie Kerr next in the Stan Shoff Eagle after starting 19th on the grid. Keith Kauffman, aboard the United Expressline, Warren Johnson owned Doemelt, started 18th and came up to ninth, with polesitter Kern fading to tenth at the end.

The United Expressline heat fell to Keith Kauffman, the Southwest Expressline heat to Frankie Kerr, the Southwest Glass heat was won by John Ivy and the United Specialties heat went to Kevin Huntley. Kern won the Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash with Mark Keegan the United Expressline B Main winner. Time Trials: 1. Brett Mann, Mann 19, 13.693; 2. Randy Kinser, Kinser 14, 13.727; 3. Kevin Gobrecht, KG 92, 13.833; 4. Jim Nier, Nier 00, 13.900; 5. Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4k, 13.995; 6. Johnathan Stevens, Stevens 4j, 14.010; 7. Joey Saldana, Mox 17, 14.010; 8. Tim Kern, Hay 28, 14.027; 9. Bobby Teeple, Teeple 8t, 14.039; 10. Paul Weaver, Sabo 8s, 14.070; 11. Chad Kemenah, Harble 15, 14.071; 12. Rodney Duncan, Harrison 22, 14.085; 13. Mark Keegan, Keegan X, 14.089; 14. Bobby Allen, Pell 1a, 14.112; 15. Sarah Fisher, Fisher 9, 14.150; 16. Kevin Huntley, Daugherty 7, 14.176; 17. Jimmy Stinson, Brown 99, 14.233; 18. Marty Ling, Ling 47, 14.268; 19. Rocky Hodges, Holbrook 8h, 14.320; 20. Brooke Tatnell, Tatnell 7k, 14.331; 21. Keith Kauffman, Johnson U2, 14.337; 22. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23s, 14.362; 23. John Ivy, Bogner 5I, 14.363; 24. Landon Stover, Melick 2m, 14.374; 25. Kenny Jacobs, Hughes 94, 14.381; 26. Brian Paulus, P&P 28, 14.381; 27. Brian Smith, Smith 2+, 14.395; 28. Rusty McClure, Mossbarger 95, 14.410; 29. Mark Imler, Imler 40, 14.423; 30. Hud Horton, Horton 80, 14.438; 31. Dave Dickson, Abbott 7a, 14.551; 32. Judi Bates, Mourar 121; 14.544; 33. Duffy Smith, Smith 11, 14.581; 34. Scott Jones, Jones 8j, 14.584; 35. Eric Hysong, Hysong 72, 14.706; 36. Craig McGuire, McGuire 4mc, 14.709; 37. Wayne McPeek, McPeek 1mc, 14.742; 38. Rob Chaney, Chaney 42, 14.749; 39. Dean Jacobs, Ashworth 92, 14.779; 40. Todd Kane, Kane 78, 14.802; 41. Lonnie Darst, Darst L5, 14.919; 42. Ron Marks, Marks 4m, 14.971; 43. Randy Fink, Fink 41, 15.172.

United Expressline Heat (10 laps): 1. Kauffman 2. Teeple 3. K. Kinser 4. Stinson 5. K. Jacobs 6. Mann 7. Keegan 8. D. Smith 9. McPeek 10. Darst 11. Imler.

Southwest Expressline Heat (10 laps): 1. Kerr 2. R. Kinser 3. Stevens 4. Weaver 5. Allen 6. S. Jones 7. Marks 8.Chaney 9. Paulus 10. Ling.

Southwest Glass Heat (10 laps): 1. Ivy 2. Gobrecht 3. S. Fisher 4. Kemenah 5. B. Smith 6. Saldana 7. Dickson 8. Hysong 9. Hodges 10. D. Jacobs 11. Fink.

United Specialties Heat (10 laps): 1. Huntley 2. Kane 3. Nier 4. Duncan 5. Kern 6. McClure 7. Tatnell 8. McGuire 9. Bates 10. Stover.

Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash: (4 laps): 1. Kern 2. R. Kinser 3. Gobrecht 4. Kemenah 5. Duncan 6. K. Kinser.

United Expressline B Main (12 laps): 1. Keegan 2. Tatnell 3. Saldana 4. Mann 5. Allen 6. Hodges 7. Bates 8. D. Jacobs 9. McClure 10. D. Smith 11. Paulus 12. Dickson 13. Hysong 14. Chaney 15. McPeek 16. McGuire 17. Darst 18. Marks 19. Ling 20. S. Jones 21. Stover 22. Imler 23. Fink.

A Main (30 laps): 1. Kelly Kinser 2. Joey Saldana 3. Jim Nier 4. Randy Kinser 5. Chad Kemenah 6. Kevin Huntley 8. Brooke Tatnell 9. Keith Kauffman 10. Tim Kern 11. Sarah Fisher 12. Mark Keegan 13. Kevin Gobrecht 14. Kenny Jacobs 15. John Ivy 16. Bob Teeple 17. Paul Weaver 18. Johnathan Stevens 19. Rodney Duncan 20. Jimmy Stinson 21. Brian Smith 22. Hud Horton 23. Brett Mann 24. Todd Kane.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Warren Johnson , Sarah Fisher , Kenny Jacobs , Brian Smith , Brian Paulus , Brooke Tatnell , Dean Jacobs , Joey Saldana , Chad Kemenah