Eagle report 95-09-26

'King of the Outlaws' Claims One/Third-Mile Nationals By Richard Day EAGLE, NE (September 26) - While winning 401 "A" Features in his miraculous World of Outlaws career, Steve Kinser has raced to victory in...

'King of the Outlaws' Claims One/Third-Mile Nationals By Richard Day EAGLE, NE (September 26) - While winning 401 "A" Features in his miraculous World of Outlaws career, Steve Kinser has raced to victory in every way imaginable. He's lapped the field from the pole, won from the back of the pack, executed last-lap passes and cruised into victory lane when his wasn't the fastest car on the track. He became the first driver to win the Eagle Nationals and the One/Third-Mile Nationals in the same year Tuesday at Eagle Raceway when Andy Hillenburg and Stevie Smith collided, allowing him to take the lead with 13 laps remaining. "We got a little bit of a gift tonight," Kinser told the capacity crowd from victory lane. "I couldn't believe it when they got together. I'm not going to say I couldn't have won it, but it would have been tough." After exchanging the lead five times during the first 26 laps, Hillenburg and Smith restarted at the front of the 24-car field following a 28th-lap caution. Smith steered the #71M EcoWater Systems Maxim into the low line in the third corner and slid in front of Andy. They collided and drifted into the high groove in front of Sammy Swindell, allowing Kinser to take the low road into first place. "He had me cleared," Hillenburg said of his collision with Smith. "Once he cleared me, he had the cushion. "But when we hit, it slowed us down so much we had to work our way back up." "I didn't want to let up, Smith said. "I had to carry my speed, but I got bottled up and there was nothing I could do." By the time Hillenburg steered his #2 STP J&J high into turn four to pass Swindell for the runner-up spot late in lap 29, "The King of the Outlaws" had a seven-car-length margin. Andy narrowed the gap, but was two car-lengths behind when Kinser took the checkered flag. The $6,000 victory was Kinser's 17th this year, the ninth of his career at Eagle Raceway and his third One/Third-Mile Nationals title. Hillenburg earned the right to start the main event on the pole by beating Smith across the finish line in the Vivarin Dash. He burst into the lead as the green flag fell, only to have a crash involving Jac Haudenschild and Australians Skip Jackson and Jaymie Moyle force a restart. Andy was quick on the start when the race resumed, but Smith passed him deep in the second corner. Hillenburg slid over the cushion in turn two as he tried to catch Smith the next time around, allowing Mark Kinser and Randy Hannagan to pass him. Hillenburg followed Steve past Mark Kinser during a fourth-lap restart after Greg Hodnett brought out the red flag with a first- corner flip midway through the fourth lap. Kinser steered his #11 Quaker State Maxim deep into the second corner to pass Swindell for third place following a fifth-lap caution. Hillenburg started making his way back toward the front after the leaders caught the backmarkers, passing Kinser in the low groove in turn one early in the 10th lap. Smith slid over the cushion in the fourth corner late in lap 11, allowing Swindell and Hillenburg to make it a three-car battle for the lead. Hillenburg took the low line into turn four to pass Swindell for the runner-up spot three laps later, and took the lead as he and Stevie entered the back straightaway early in the 18th lap. Smith and Hillenburg exchanged first place three times in the next four laps. Stevie duplicated Andy's second-corner move early in lap 19, Hillenburg passed him back in turn four late in the 21st lap and Smith regained the lead with a back-stretch pass the next time around. Smith opened a three-car-length margin within two laps, only to have Hillenburg reel him in by lap 25. Andy returned to first place the next time around with a fourth-corner pass. After a pair of cautions tightened the field, the battle for the lead turned physical with 13 laps remaining. The leaders collided, while Kinser made all the right moves. Skoal Outlaw Series point standings leader Dave Blaney executed a last-lap pass of Mark Kinser in turn four to claim third place. "The Wild Child" raced back through the field to finish fifth, ahead of Smith, Hannagan, Danny Lasoski, Swindell and "B" Feature winner Johnny Herrera. Mark received his 19th EcoWater Fast-Time Award of the year for pacing the qualifying session with an 11.488-second lap around the high-banked, 1/3-mile oval. Herrera raced past 11 cars from inside the 11th row to claim the Wells Lamont Hard Charger award. WoO 1995 World of Outlaws/Skoal Outlaw Series One/Third-Mile Nationals, Eagle Raceway, Eagle, NE Tuesday, September 26, Feature Program #64 Qualifications: 1. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 11.488; 2. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 11.536; 3. Andy Hillenburg, Broken Arrow OK, Hillenburg 2, 11.544; 4. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 11.672; 5. Randy Hannagan, Hannagan 1x, 11.712; 6. Jeff Shepard, Wahlie 1W, 11.771 7. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 11.786; 8. Keith Kauffman, Sonner 47, 11.795; 9. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 11.807; 10. Danny Lasoski, Hamilton 77, 11.821; 11. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 11.822; 12. Jeff Swindell, Memphis TN, Two Winners 7TW, 11.826; 13. Skip Jackson, VanderEcken 10V, 11.876; 14. Greg Hodnett, Two Winners 8TW, 12.001; 15. Terry McCarl, Hall 24, 12.006; 16. Bob Weuve, McCroskey 19, 12.027; 17. Don Droud Jr., Kormack 1BK, 12.065; 18. Jaymie Moyle, Kain 1K, 12.122; 19. Marlon Jones, Oswalt J1, 12.171; 20. J.R. Topper, Topper 92J, 12.199; 21. Johnny Herrera, Forbrook 5, 12.218; 22. Rich Bubak, Bubak 9, 12.243; 23. Tim Lewis, Lewis 3, 12.297; 24. Jeff Griffis, Morris 91, 12.506; 25. Doug Martens, Martens 51, 12.711; 26. Dan Oswalt, Oswalt D1, 12.802; 27. Rich Brahmer, R&R Racing 26, 12.871. First Snap-on Tools Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Skip Jackson, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Danny Lasoski, 4. Mark Kinser, 5. Stevie Smith, 6. Marlon Jones, 7. Bob Weuve, 8. Doug Martens, 9. Rich Bubak. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Don Droud Jr., 2. Jac Haudenschild, 3. Randy Hannagan, 4. Sammy Swindell, 5. Greg Hodnett, 6. Keith Kauffman, 7. J.R. Topper, 8. Tim Lewis, 9. Dan Oswalt. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Snap-on Tools Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Terry McCarl, 2. Dave Blaney, 3. Andy Hillenburg, 4. Jeff Swindell, 5. Jeff Shepard, 6. Jaymie Moyle, 7. Johnny Herrera, 8. Jeff Griffis, 9. Rich Brahmer. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (seven laps): 1. Andy Hillenburg, 2. Stevie Smith, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Mark Kinser, 5. Steve Kinser, 6. Randy Hannagan, 7. Jeff Shepard, 8. Keith Kauffman. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Johnny Herrera, 2. Rich Bubak, 3. Jeff Griffis, 4. J.R. Topper, 5. Bob Weuve, 6. Tim Lewis, 7. Doug Martens ($210); 8. Dan Oswalt ($185); 9. Rich Brahmer ($160). (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (40 laps): 1. Steve Kinser ($6,010); 2. Andy Hillenburg ($3,510); 3. Dave Blaney ($2,510); 4. Mark Kinser ($2,210); 5. Jac Haudenschild ($2,110); 6. Stevie Smith ($2,010); 7. Randy Hannagan ($1,610); 8. Danny Lasoski ($1,510); 9. Sammy Swindell ($1,410); 10. Johnny Herrera ($1,330); 11. Jeff Swindell ($1,160); 12. Terry McCarl ($1,110); 13. Rich Bubak ($1,080); 14. Skip Jackson ($1,010); 15. Jeff Shepard ($710); 16. Marlon Jones ($510); 17. Keith Kauffman ($410); 18. Don Droud Jr. ($410); 19. J.R. Topper ($430); 20. Tim Lewis ($430); 21. Bob Weuve ($430); 22. Jeff Griffis ($430); 23. Jaymie Moyle ($410); 24. Greg Hodnett ($410). Lap leaders: Stevie Smith 1-17, 19-20, 22-25; Andy Hillenburg 18, 21, 26-27; Steve Kinser 28-40 EcoWater Fast-Time Award winner: Mark Kinser WoO

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