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SWINDELL STAYS HOT, WINS CEDAR LAKE EVENT By Richard Day SOMERSET, WI (July 10) - Competitors on the World of Outlaws tour were hoping Monday's visit to Cedar Lake Speedway would cool off ...

SWINDELL STAYS HOT, WINS CEDAR LAKE EVENT By Richard Day SOMERSET, WI (July 10) - Competitors on the World of Outlaws tour were hoping Monday's visit to Cedar Lake Speedway would cool off Sammy Swindell. No such luck ... Sammy won again. "We've been catching some good luck here lately," Swindell told the capacity crowd from victory lane. "We were in position to win some races earlier in the year, but we had some bad luck." It's taken more than good luck to win three straight Skoal Outlaw Series main events and five consecutive feature races. Sammy's #1 Hooters Gambler was the fastest sprinter in the 26-car field. He received his first EcoWater Fast-Time Award of the year for pacing the qualifying session with a 12.339-second lap around the high-banked, 1/2-mile oval. After following his brother, Jeff, across the finish line in the first Snap-on Tools Heat Race, Sammy earned the right to start the 35- lap "A" Feature on the pole by winning the Vivarin Dash. Swindell burst into the lead three times in the main event before the green flag flew for a full lap. A pair of Chad Mellenberndt spins, the second following a collision with Craig Dollansky, a turn-four rollover by Jerry Richert, Jr., and Rod Henderson's crash into the third-corner retaining wall forced restarts. The fourth start was the charm, and Sammy took the lead again, with outside polesitter Dave Blaney, Andy Hillenburg and Stevie Smith in his wake. Swindell opened a six-car-length advantage within four laps, and caught the backmarkers the next time around. Blaney caught Sammy in heavy lapped traffic early in the seventh lap, but with a quick move around a pair of backmarkers two laps later gave Swindell some breathing room. Hillenburg caught "The Buckeye Bullet" as Sammy increased his advantage to eight car-lengths during the 10th lap. Jeff steered the #7TW Gold Eagle Maxim deep into turn three to pass Hillenburg for third place late in lap 11. At that point, the middle of the track started taking rubber while the low and high grooves stayed hard and slick. Skoal Outlaw Series point standings leader Jac Haudenschild was gaining on Smith late in the 12th lap when he allowed the #22 Pennzoil Maxim to turn sideways in turn four. Mark Kinser hit him in the side, and suffered a broken front end, while "The Wild Child" continued racing despite the collision. Swindell was six car-lengths ahead of Blaney when he caught the backmarkers again midway through the race. "The Buckeye Bullet" caught Sammy early in the 18th lap, but was unable to pass him in the second corner. Blaney took the lead the next time around, steering the #10 Vivarin J&J low into turn one as Swindell took the high road around a pack of backmarkers. As Sammy stayed within striking distance of Blaney while Jeff made it a three-car battle for the lead during lap 20. Three laps later, Sammy slid up the bank in the third corner, but recovered just in time to stop Jeff's attempted pass in turn four. Swindell caught Blaney behind a pack of backmarkers with nine laps remaining. Jeff suffered a flat right rear tire the next time around, and dropped into the low groove. He stopped on the track within seconds after Sammy passed Blaney in turn three, and the caution flag fell after the leaders crossed the finish line to complete the 29th lap. The race resumed with Swindell in the lead and nursing a balding right rear tire. He was still leading when Lance Blevins took the #21L Citgo J&J for a spin in turn three, setting up a three-lap dash to the checkered flag. Sammy opened a three-car-length margin as Haudenschild battled Blaney for the runner-up spot on the ensuing restart. He was catching the backmarkers as he took the checkered flag with four car-lengths to spare. "I got a bad break in lapped traffic, then I caught a good one later," Sammy said following the fifth victory of his career at Cedar Lake. "The car was really working well." "The Buckeye Bullet" held off Haudenschild for the runner-up spot. Rounding out the top 10 in the main event were Hillenburg, Greg Hodnett, Randy Hannagan, Danny Lasoski, Johnny Herrera, Smith and Jeff. Bob Geldner received the Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award for racing into 14th place from inside the 12th row. WoO 1995 WORLD OF OUTLAWS/SKOAL OUTLAW SERIES Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, WI Monday, July 10, Feature Program #39 Qualifications: 1. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 12.339; 2. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 12.345; 3. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 12.491; 4. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 12.530; 5. Randy Hannagan, Hannagan 1x, 12.541; 6. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 12.569; 7. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 12.619; 8. Chad Mellenberndt, Mellenberndt 97M, 12.695; 9. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 12.729; 10. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21L, 12.789; 11. Danny Lasoski, Sonner 47, 12.991; 12. Greg Hodnett, Two Winners 8TW, 13.140; 13. Jerry Richert, Jr., Johnson 81, 13.195; 14. Johnny Herrera, Forbrook 5, 13.225; 15. Rich Bubak, Bubak 9B, 13.458; 16. Bob Geldner, Geldner 1B, 13.528; 17. Jerrod Hull, Hull 11H, 13.551; 18. Marlon Jones, Oswalt 1J, 13.558; 19. Craig Dollansky, Cowman 02, 13.851; 20. Rod Henderson, Henderson 83, 13.891; 21. Travis Whitney, Whitney 7S, 14.011; 22. Lou Kennedy, Jr., Kennedy 21K, 14.051; 23. Al Hargrave, Hargrave 8, 14.073; 24. Tim Sernett, Sernett 5S, 14.335; 25. Mike Stefka, Stefka 35S, 14.579; 26. Butch Koziol, Koziol 48D, 15.701. First Snap-on Tools Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Jeff Swindell, 2. Sammy Swindell, 3. Jerry Richert, Jr., 4. Andy Hillenburg, 5. Craig Dollansky, 6. Lance Blevins, 7. Bob Geldner, 8. Lou Kennedy, Jr., 9. Mike Stefka. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Johnny Herrera, 2. Dave Blaney, 3. Danny Lasoski, 4. Randy Hannagan, 5. Chad Mellenberndt, 6. Jerrod Hull, 7. Rod Henderson, 8. Al Hargrave, 9. Butch Koziol. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Snap-on Tools Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Stevie Smith, 4. Jac Haudenschild, 5. Marlon Jones, 6. Rich Bubak, 7. Travis Whitney, 8. Tim Sernett. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (seven laps): 1. Sammy Swindell, 2. Dave Blaney, 3. Stevie Smith, 4. Jac Haudenschild, 5. Andy Hillenburg, 6. Jeff Swindell, 7. Chad Mellenberndt, 8. Randy Hannagan. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Lou Kennedy, Jr., 2. Rod Henderson, 3. Travis Whitney, 4. Tim Sernett, 5. Bob Geldner, 6. Al Hargrave, 7. Mike Stefka ($210); 8. Butch Koziol ($185). (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (35 laps): 1. Sammy Swindell ($6,010); 2. Dave Blaney ($3,510); 3. Jac Haudenschild ($2,510); 4. Andy Hillenburg ($2,210); 5. Greg Hodnett ($2,110); 6. Randy Hannagan ($2,010); 7. Danny Lasoski ($1,610); 8. Johnny Herrera ($1,510); 9. Stevie Smith ($1,410); 10. Jeff Swindell ($1,310); 11. Rich Bubak ($1,160); 12. Rod Henderson ($1,130); 13. Marlon Jones ($1,060); 14. Bob Geldner ($1,030); 15. Tim Sernett ($730); 16. Lance Blevins ($510); 17. Al Hargrave ($430); 18. Jerrod Hull ($410); 19. Travis Whitney ($430); 20. Mark Kinser ($410); 21. Lou Kennedy, Jr. ($430); 22. Chad Mellenberndt ($410); 23. Jerry Richert, Jr. ($410); 24. Craig Dollansky ($410). Lap leaders: Sammy Swindell 1-18, 29-35; Dave Blaney 19-28 EcoWater Fast-Time Award winner: Sammy Swindell Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award winner: Bob Geldner WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , Randy Hannagan , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell