Eagle II: One/Third-Mile Short-Track Nationals preview

EAGLE, NE (September 15) -- Steve Kinser survived an early collision that would have sent other, less Hulk-like drivers into the retaining wall, then dominated the "A" Feature to complete his sweep of the 20th Annual Eagle Nationals at Husker Auto...

EAGLE, NE (September 15) -- Steve Kinser survived an early collision that would have sent other, less Hulk-like drivers into the retaining wall, then dominated the "A" Feature to complete his sweep of the 20th Annual Eagle Nationals at Husker Auto Group Eagle Raceway June 28th.

"The King of the Outlaws" made it two-for-two in his #11 Quaker State Maxim with the special Hulk movie paint scheme, leading all 40 laps while completing his third double-feature sweep of the O'Reilly Outlaws Series' Silver Anniversary Season.

"We were only going to run this (Hulk) car one week, but as good as it ran we might just have to run it again," Kinser said after successfully defending his Eagle Nationals title. "We had a good car all weekend. Scott Gerkin and all my guys have been working hard all year long. I did almost lose it on the first lap. Someone (outside pole-sitter Jason Meyers) ran into me -- I don't know what that was all about -- but I knew I ran it in hard enough to stick on the bottom. We're not really worried about getting 500 wins this year. We're just trying to run hard and win races one night at a time."

Kinser won the 493rd O'Reilly World of Outlaws Series "A" Feature of his incomparable career Saturday at Hollywood Hills Speedway. It was his seventh victory in seven feature races at the semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval in San Felipe Pueblo, NM. The $10,000 victory, his 22nd of the season, pushed him 27 points ahead of 2001 series champion Danny Lasoski in their season-long battle for the championship.

"The King of the Outlaws" will be the driver to beat this weekend when the series sanctions the 14th Annual One/Third-Mile Short-Track Nationals at Husker Auto Group Eagle Raceway Friday and Saturday. He will have plenty of competition waiting for him though, as 16 drivers have combined to win the first 57 main events.

Kinser became the only driver to win both the Eagle Nationals and the One/Third-Mile Short Track Nationals in the same season in 1995.

-WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser