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Swindell Continues Bridgeport Domination By Richard Day BRIDGEPORT, NJ (October 2) - Sammy Swindell owns Bridgeport Speedway ... at least when the World of Outlaws races there. Swindell lowered...

Swindell Continues Bridgeport Domination By Richard Day BRIDGEPORT, NJ (October 2) - Sammy Swindell owns Bridgeport Speedway ... at least when the World of Outlaws races there. Swindell lowered his one-lap record and led the final four laps in Monday's "A" Feature to win his third straight "A" Feature at the facility. He has won four of the six main events the Skoal Outlaw Series has run at Bridgeport's semi-banked, 5/8-mile oval. Sammy opened the festivities by pacing the qualifying session with a 134.465-m.p.h. lap. The 16.733-second run was .108 seconds faster than the one-lap standard he set on August 7th. After accepting his fourth EcoWater Fast-Time Award of the year, Swindell didn't do himself any favors when he picked the #6 inversion pill, giving his brother, Jeff, the pole position in the Vivarin Dash. He did, however, earn the right to start the main event outside the second row by following Danny Lasoski, Dave Blaney and Jeff across the finish line in the five-lap race. Lasoski burst into the lead as the green flag fell in the "A" Feature. But Blaney caught him in turn one, and took the lead with a high move into the second corner seconds later. "The Buckeye Bullet" opened a 10-car-length advantage within three laps, and caught the backmarkers three laps later. Sammy steered his #1 Hooters Gambler deep into turn one to take the runner-up spot from Lasoski early in the fifth lap, and narrowed the gap to three car-lengths by lap eight. Swindell took the low line into the fourth corner to take the lead late in the 10th lap, only to have Blaney regain first place deep in turn two the next time around. Steve Kinser, a World of Outlaws "A" Feature winner at Bridgeport on June 1, 1983, steered his #11 Quaker State Maxim into dense lapped traffic in turn four to pass Lasoski for third place midway through the race. Blaney was eight car-lengths ahead of his closest pursuers as he approached a pack of backmarkers during lap 13. Sammy caught him as Kinser gained on the leaders five laps later. Swindell was attempting to take the lead with five laps remaining when he slid out of the low groove in turn two, allowing Blaney to open a 10-car-length advantage. Sammy got the break he needed later in the 20th lap, when the front wing on the #10 Vivarin J&J broke and flipped over, causing Blaney to push in the corners. Swindell reeled in "The Buckeye Bullet" within a lap, and regained the lead with a low move in turn two. Kinser relegated Blaney to third place the next time around, and narrowed the gap quickly as Swindell maneuvered through lapped traffic. He caught Sammy in the fourth corner, but was 1 1/2 car- lengths behind when the checkered flag fell. "Dave just had a little bad luck, and it worked out for me," Swindell told the near-capacity crowd following his fifth World of Outlaws "A" Feature victory this year. Blaney held off Lasoski to finish in third place. Rounding out the top 10 were Jeff Swindell, Johnny Herrera, Keith Kauffman, Third Snap- on Tools Heat Race winner Jac Haudenschild, Billy Pauch and Andy Hillenburg. Haudenschild received his third Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award of the year for racing into eighth place from inside the eighth row. Wing problems also plagued Stevie Smith, who faded back to 11th place after the top wing on the #71M EcoWater Systems Maxim collapsed with four laps remaining. Randy Hannagan won his third straight "B" Feature, and finished 12th in the main event. WoO 1995 World of Outlaws/Skoal Outlaw Series Bridgeport Speedway, Bridgeport, NJ Monday, October 2, Feature Program #67 Qualifications: 1. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 16.733 (new one- lap record); 2. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 16.777; 3. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 16.853; 4. Billy Pauch, Zemaitis 1Z, 16.857; 5. Danny Lasoski, Hamilton 77, 16.926; 6. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 16.969; 7. Keith Kauffman, Sonner 47, 17.014; 8. Johnny Herrera, Forbrook 5, 17.067; 9. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 17.076; 10. Randy Hannagan, Hannagan 1x, 17.131; 11. Donnie Kreitz, Jr., Kreitz 69K, 17.125; 12. Greg Hodnett, Two Winners 8TW, 17.159; 13. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 17.169; 14. Jeff Shepard, Wahlie 1W, 17.198; 15. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 17.298; 16. Todd Shaffer, Beam 88, 17.521; 17. Tim Kuhn, Kuhn 11A, 17.601; 18. Cris Eash, Eash 17E, 17.700; 19. Mike Wells, Wells 555, 17.932; 20. Bill Brian, Jr., Brian 16, 17.949; 21. Cliff Brian, Brian 16C, 18.038; 22. Bob Bennett, Mickle 3, 18.048; 23. Judy Bates, Bates 121, 18.164; 24. Len Thompson, Thompson 10T, 18.308; 25. Glen Clark, Clark 85, 18.359; 26. Kramer Williamson, Williamson 84, 18.435; 27. Bob Howard, Howard 49, 18.479; 28. Tim Carie, Carie 53, 18.695; 29. Bill Glenn, Glenn 3G, 18.698; 30. Tim Martin, Martin 7, 18.908; 31. Greg Coverdale, Coverdale 17C, 18.935; 32. Karl Freyer, Freyer 4, 18.945; 33. Jeff Taylor, Taylor 17T, 18.999; 34. Paul Molz, Molz 71, 19.125; 35. Brian Brittingham, Brittingham 12, 19.342; 36. Mike Haggenbottom, Haggenbottom 54, 19.913; 37. Cris Johnson, Johnson 66, 20.155; 38. Jack Helget, Helget 17, 20.275; 39. Mike Kostic, Kostic 40, 20.290; 40. Mitch Bodine, Bodine 15, no time. First Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Sammy Swindell, 3. Tim Kuhn, 4. Andy Hillenburg, 5. Danny Lasoski, 6. Cliff Brian, 7. Glen Clark, 8. Bill Glenn, 9. Jeff Taylor, 10. Cris Johnson. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jeff Shepard, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Cris Eash, 4. Jeff Swindell, 5. Bob Bennett, 6. Randy Hannagan, 7. Kramer Williamson, 8. Tim Martin, 9. Jack Helget, 10. Paul Molz. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild, 2. Keith Kauffman, 3. Dave Blaney, 4. Mike Wells, 5. Donnie Kreitz, Jr., 6. Judy Bates, 7. Brian Brittingham, 8. Mike Kostic, 9. Bob Howard, 10. Greg Coverdale. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Billy Pauch, 3. Johnny Herrera, 4. Bill Brian, Jr., 5. Len Thompson, 6. Karl Freyer, 7. Tim Carie, 8. Todd Shaffer, 9. Mike Haggenbottom, 10. Mitch Bodine. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Danny Lasoski, 2. Dave Blaney, 3. Jeff Swindell, 4. Sammy Swindell, 5. Steve Kinser, 6. Billy Pauch, 7. Johnny Herrera, 8. Keith Kauffman. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Randy Hannagan, 2. Cliff Brian, 3. Judy Bates, 4. Glen Clark, 5. Kramer Williamson ($210); 6. Tim Carie ($185); 7. Tim Martin ($160); 8. Paul Molz ($110); 9. Mike Kostic ($100); 10. Jack Helget ($90); 11. Mitch Bodine ($70); 12. Bill Glenn ($60); 13. Karl Freyer ($60); 14. Jeff Taylor ($60); 15. Brian Brittingham ($60); 16. Todd Shaffer ($60); 17. Bob Howard ($60); 18. Greg Coverdale ($60); 19. Mike Haggenbottom ($60); 20. Cris Johnson ($60). (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (25 laps): 1. Sammy Swindell ($6,010); 2. Steve Kinser ($3,510); 3. Dave Blaney ($2,510); 4. Danny Lasoski ($2,210); 5. Jeff Swindell ($2,110); 6. Johnny Herrera ($2,010); 7. Keith Kauffman ($1,610); 8. Jac Haudenschild ($1,510); 9. Billy Pauch ($1,410); 10. Andy Hillenburg ($1,310); 11. Stevie Smith ($1,160); 12. Randy Hannagan ($1,130); 13. Jeff Shepard ($1,060); 14. Bill Brian, Jr. ($1,010); 15. Cris Eash ($710); 16. Mike Wells ($510); 17. Len Thompson ($410); 18. Cliff Brian ($430); 19. Judy Bates ($430); 20. Greg Hodnett ($410); 21. Donnie Kreitz, Jr. ($410); 22. Tim Kuhn ($410); 23. Bob Bennett ($410); 24. Glen Clark ($430). Lap leaders: Dave Blaney 1-9, 11-20, Sammy Swindell 10, 21-25 EcoWater Fast-Time Award winner: Sammy Swindell Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award winner: Jac Haudenschild WoO*eof

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Randy Hannagan , Billy Pauch , Dave Blaney , Tim Martin , Mike Wells , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell
Teams Williams