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MARK KINSER 'SHOWS 'EM' AT MISSOURI INTERNATIONAL By Richard Day BENTON, MO (April 22) - Mark Kinser didn't let the disappointment of losing the lead at Bloomington Speedway Friday affect him very...

MARK KINSER 'SHOWS 'EM' AT MISSOURI INTERNATIONAL By Richard Day BENTON, MO (April 22) - Mark Kinser didn't let the disappointment of losing the lead at Bloomington Speedway Friday affect him very long. That was apparent 24 hours later as he celebrated with a standing-room-only crowd at Missouri International Race Park. "That was a great race," Mark said following his second victory in a World of Outlaws "A" Feature this year. "I'm sure glad Mr. (Stew) Murray and his wife, Connie, from Wirtgen were here. They really spurred me on." Kinser earned the right to start the 40-lap main event on the pole by winning his second Vivarin Dash in as many nights, and burst into the lead as the green flag fell. Within seconds after a second-lap restart, Dave Blaney caught Mark in the first corner and started a 38-lap battle for the lead. No more than five car-lengths separated Kinser and "The Buckeye Bullet" until they took the checkered flag. They entered lapped traffic early in lap seven. Jac Haudenschild, the leader in the Skoal Outlaw Series point standings, was only the 32nd-fastest qualifier in the 35-car field. But by the time the "A" Feature started, the #22 Pennzoil Maxim was running on all cylinders. "The Wild Child" noticed a big cushion developing in Missouri International Race Park's high groove early, and used it to pass 11 cars in the first eight laps. Blaney was challenging Kinser for the lead midway through the ninth lap when "B" Feature runner-up Todd Rowland flipped. In the melee, the #77 Cornwell Tools J&J suffered a damaged front end as Joe Gaerte was hit trying to dodge the flipping Rowland. Haudenschild was in seventh place as the leaders caught the backmarkers again during lap 13. "The Wild Child" then passed Stevie Smith and Mike Ward on successive laps to take over fifth place. Kinser was attempting to lap a backmarker midway through the race when Jeff Shepard bicycled in turn four. As he jerked the #5M Wirtgen Maxim into the high groove to avoid a collision, Blaney took the low road into the lead. Mark raced back into first place two laps later when "The Buckeye Bullet" bumped an infield retaining tire on the front straightaway, sending the #10 Vivarin J&J into a wheel-stand. Blaney returned the favor the next time around with a low move into the second corner. Kinser and Blaney took turns passing each other during the 23rd lap. Mark moved ahead with a low move into turn one, only to hit a retaining tire entering the fourth corner which allowed "The Buckeye Bullet" to surge ahead and quickly open a five-car-length advantage. Mark narrowed the gap during the next four laps, and raced wheel-to- wheel with Blaney down the back straightaway during lap 27. He tried to regain the lead again deep in turn one four laps later, but Blaney was equal to the challenge. "The Buckeye Bullet" took the high road into turn two with five laps remaining. But he bounced off the cushion, allowing Mark to race past in the low groove. Haudenschild caught Andy Hillenburg as the white flag fell, and passed him deep in the third corner to claim third place. Kinser was two car-lengths ahead of Blaney when he took the checkered flag, while only one car-length separated "The Wild Child" and Hillenburg. "That was definitely the toughest race I've ever won," Kinser said. "Dave I ran wheel-to-wheel for all 40 laps without ever touching each other. That's really saying something in a physically and mentally draining race like this." Haudenschild received the Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award for passing 20 cars en route to the third-place finish. Hillenburg moved into a tie for sixth place in the point standings with his second fourth-place run in as many races. Rounding out the top 10 in the main event were Danny Lasoski, Ecowater Fast-Time Award winner Aaron Berryhill, Ward, 17th-starting Greg Hodnett, Gary Wright and Fourth Snap-on Tools Heat Race winner Jeff Swindell. The World of Outlaws will take a week off before invading Knoxville Raceway for a double-feature event April 28-29. WoO 1995 WORLD OF OUTLAWS/SKOAL OUTLAW SERIES Missouri International Race Park, Benton, MO Saturday, April 22, Feature Program #9 Qualifications: 1. Aaron Berryhill, Berryhill 97, 12.675; 2. Lee Dunn, Dunn 81, 12.880; 3. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 12.897; 4. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 12.907; 5. Mike Ward, Ward 88, 13.030; 6. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 13.077; 7. Danny Lasoski, Sonner 47, 12.081; 8. Todd Rowland, Rowland 14R, 13.094; 9. Joe Probst, Probst 77P, 13.177; 10. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 13.185; 11. Gary Wright, White 9, 13.186; 12. Eddie Gallagher, Gallagher 1E, 13.187; 13. Tommie Estes, Jr., Gray 51, 13.213; 14. Jerrod Hull, Hull 11H, 13.213; 15. Gus Wasson, Wasson 4G, 13.233; 16. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 13.758; 17. Greg Hodnett, Two Winners 8TW, 13.259; 18. Randy Hannagan, Hannagan 1x, 13.309; 19. Clark Bollinger, Bollinger 4Z, 13.365; 20. Jim Farmer, Farmer 6F, 13.392; 21. Chard Jones, Jones 9J, 13.402; 22. Rod Redman, Redman 95, 13.411; 23. Mike Reinke, Cowman 02, 13.472; 24. Jeff Shepard, Poston 4A, 13.481; 25. Tim Engler, Engler 73, 13.541; 26. Joe Gaerte, Hamilton 77, 13.590; 27. Shawn King, King 9K, 13.631; 28. Bobby Davis, Jr., Davis 4, 13.694; 29. Tim Montgomery, Montgomery 32, 13.695; 30. Kenny Carlton, Carlton 6C, 13.726; 31. Paul Hart, Carlton 32H, 13.932; 32. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 13.953; 33. Matt Rogerson, Rogerson 91, 13.960; 34. Jimmy Brewer, Brewer 32B, 14.236; 35. Brad Devereaux, Stanton 40, 15.041. First Snap-on Tools Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Tommie Estes, Jr., 3. Mike Ward, 4. Chad Jones, 5. Aaron Berryhill, 6. Tim Engler, 7. Tim Montgomery, 8. Joe Probst, 9. Matt Rogerson. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Andy Hillenburg, 2. Stevie Smith, 3. Lee Dunn, 4. Joe Gaerte, 5. Jimmy Brewer, 6. Kenny Carlton, 7. Randy Hannagan, 8. Jerrod Hull, 9. Rod Redman. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Snap-on Tools Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Gary Wright, 2. Dave Blaney, 3. Danny Lasoski, 4. Shawn King, 5. Paul Hart, 6. Gus Wasson, 7. Clark Bollinger, 8. Mike Reinke, 9. Brad Devereaux. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Snap-on Tools Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Jeff Swindell, 2. Jeff Shepard, 3. Jac Haudenschild, 4. Eddie Gallagher, 5. Mark Kinser, 6. Todd Rowland, 7. Bobby Davis, Jr., 8. Jim Farmer. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (seven laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Dave Blaney, 3. Lee Dunn, 4. Mike Ward, 5. Aaron Berryhill, 6. Danny Lasoski, 7. Stevie Smith, 8. Andy Hillenburg. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Jerrod Hull, 2. Todd Rowland, 3. Joe Probst, 4. Gus Wasson, 5. Tim Engler ($210); 6. Randy Hannagan ($185); 7. Tim Montgomery ($160); 8. Matt Rogerson ($110); 9. Clark Bollinger ($100); 10. Jim Farmer ($90); 11. Rod Redman ($70); 12. Bobby Davis, Jr. ($60); 13. Mike Reinke ($60); 14. Kenny Carlton ($60); 15. Brad Devereaux ($60). (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (40 laps): 1. Mark Kinser ($6,010); 2. Dave Blaney ($3,510); 3. Jac Haudenschild ($2,510); 4. Andy Hillenburg ($2,210); 5. Danny Lasoski ($2,110); 6. Aaron Berryhill ($2,010); 7. Mike Ward ($1,610); 8. Greg Hodnett ($1,510); 9. Gary Wright ($1,410); 10. Jeff Swindell ($1,310); 11. Tommie Estes, Jr. ($1,160); 12. Jeff Shepard ($1,110); 13. Stevie Smith ($1,060); 14. Joe Gaerte ($1,010); 15. Jimmy Brewer ($710); 16. Jerrod Hull ($530); 17. Lee Dunn ($410); 18. Eddie Gallagher ($410); 19. Todd Rowland ($430); 20. Paul Hart ($410); 21. Gus Wasson ($430); 22. Chad Jones ($410); 23. Joe Probst ($430); 24. Shawn King ($410). Lap leaders: Mark Kinser 1-18, 21, 36-40; Dave Blaney 19-20, 22-35 Ecowater Fast-Time Award winner: Aaron Berryhill Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award winner: Jac Haudenschild WoO*eof

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Gus Wasson , Aaron Berryhill , Randy Hannagan , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Jeff Swindell