Eldor opener report

'BUCKEYE BULLET' ALMOST LAPS FIELD AT ELDORA By Richard Day ROSSBURG, OH (August 12) - Dave Blaney geared up for Eldora Speedway's Second Annual "Historic Big One" the same way he did a year ago -...

'BUCKEYE BULLET' ALMOST LAPS FIELD AT ELDORA By Richard Day ROSSBURG, OH (August 12) - Dave Blaney geared up for Eldora Speedway's Second Annual "Historic Big One" the same way he did a year ago - winning the World of Outlaws' Friday night "A" Feature. "The Buckeye Bullet," winner of four of the five feature races the Copenhagen-Skoal Shootout ran at Earl Baltes' high-banked, 1/2-mile oval in 1993, was especially impressive this time, lapping all but two cars in the 24-car field en route to his sixth victory of the year. "I wanted to get (lap) all of them," Blaney told the partisan, near- capacity crowd from victory lane. "The #10 Vivarin J&J felt good tonight. I just hope it carries over to tomorrow (Saturday) night." Steve Kinser, who broke Blaney's winning streak at Eldora last year, appeared to be on his way to a dominating performance. He earned his 10th Ecowater Fast-Time Award of the year and came within .186 seconds of breaking Charlie Fisher's year-old record with a 13.545-second qualifying lap. Kinser also earned the right to start the "A" Feature on the pole by beating Blaney across the finish line in the Vivarin Dash. "The Buckeye Bullet" raced around Kinser in the fourth corner immediately after the green flag fell and never looked back as the green flag waved throughout all 30 laps in the main event. He opened a half-straightaway lead within three laps as King's Royal winner Jac Haudenschild challenged Kinser for the runner-up spot. Joey Saldana passed Sammy Swindell deep in turn one for fourth place early in the fourth lap as Blaney padded his cushion. Swindell was reeling in Saldana the next time around when the #1 Bull & Hannah's Jenkins clipped the outside retaining wall, allowing Andy Hillenburg and Kenny Jacobs to race past. Blaney kept the #10 in the high groove, just inches from the outside retaining walls, throughout the race. He caught the backmarkers during the sixth lap, and was half-a-lap ahead of Kinser six laps later. Mark Kinser, the "B" Feature winner, started on the fifth row and passed four sprinters during the first 24 laps. He drove his #5M Maxim house car past Saldana for fourth place the next time around. Mark's fourth-place finish pushed him past Stevie Smith and into 10th place in the Copenhagen-Skoal Shootout point standings. Jeff Swindell and Jacobs relegated Saldana to seventh place in the final five laps. Steve Kinser was steering the #11 Valvoline Maxim through turn two while Haudenschild drove the #22 Pennzoil Maxim out of turn one as Blaney lapped Mark in turn four as he headed for the checkered flag. Jeff Swindell drove the #7TW Gold Eagle Maxim past 13 cars from his ninth-row starting position to finish fifth. Rounding out the top 10 in the "A" Feature were Jacobs, Saldana, Danny Lasoski, Frankie Kerr and Fisher. Kerr won the United States Auto Club and All-Stars Circuit of Champions feature races Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. Joe Gaerte, the 21st-fastest qualifier in the 37-car field, started on the 11th row and passed 10 cars to finish in 11th place. Steve Kent, runner-up in the Northern Auto Racing Club and Golden State Series point standings last year, made the cross-country trip from California to compete in "The Historic Big One." He finished in 17th place. Johnny Herrera, piloting Al Hamilton's #77 MAC Tools J&J for only the second time, won the Third Snap-on Tools Heat Race and finished 22nd in the main event. The World of Outlaws' next stop is Knoxville Raceway and the 34th Annual Knoxville Nationals. The $450,000 event opens Wednesday and continues through Saturday. WoO 1994 WORLD OF OUTLAWS/COPENHAGEN-SKOAL SHOOTOUT Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH, Friday, August 12, Feature Program #52 Qualifications: 1. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 13.545; 2. Charlie Fisher, Fisher 48, 13.597; 3. Joey Saldana, Johnson U2, 13.642; 4. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 13.687; 5. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 13.742; 6. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 13.760; 7. Sammy Swindell, Gilliam 1, 13.772; 8. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 13.784; 9. Danny Lasoski, Sonner 47, 13.796; 10. Kenny Jacobs, Motter 71M, 13.801; 11. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23S, 13.811; 12. Stevie Smith, Veilhauer 12x, 13.892; 13. Byron Reed, B&S Racing 5R, 13.898; 14. Kevin Huntley, Wahle 1H, 13.916; 15. Steve Kent, Helms 11K, 13.9337; 16. Greg Hodnett, Two Winners 8TW, 13.957; 17. Billy Pauch, Zemaitis 1Z, 13.969; 18. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 13.980; 19. Jim Carr, Carr 65, 14.012; 20. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 14.072; 21. Joe Gaerte, Two Winners 9TW, 14.086; 22. Tim Monson, Monson 6M, 14.109; 23. Johnny Herrera, Hamilton 77, 14.169; 24. Daniel Coggeshell, Coggeshell 3C, 14.175; 25. Jason Dukes, JT Enterprises 3K, 14.276; 26. Rob Chaney, Chaney 42, 14.327; 27. Art Wendt, Wendt 77W, 14.343; 28. Danny Smith, Boudkins 00, 14.371; 29. Bobby Allen, Walker 1a, 14.439; 30. Jack Hewitt, Hewitt 11H, 14.442; 31. Sid Blandford, Blandford 31, 14.564; 32. Kerry Madsen, Madsen 29M, 14.573; 33. J.C. Sulawske, Gates 1C, 14.674; 34. Todd Heller, Heller 14H, 14.764; 35. Dave Freed, Freed 8F, 14.776; 36. Jimmy Stinson, Rowland 8K, 15.048; 37. Bruce Meyers, Meyers 38, 16.653. First Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Billy Pauch, 2. Danny Lasoski, 3. Steve Kinser, 4. Jac Haudenschild, 5. Joe Gaerte, 6. Byron Reed, 7. Jason Dukes, 8. Bobby Allen, 9. J.C. Sulawske, 10. Bruce Meyers. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jeff Swindell, 2. Kenny Jacobs, 3. Charlie Fisher, 4. Tim Monson, 5. Kevin Huntley, 6. Mark Kinser, 7. Rob Chaney, 8. Todd Heller, 9. Jack Hewitt. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Johnny Herrera, 2. Frankie Kerr, 3. Jim Carr, 4. Joey Saldana, 5. Sammy Swindell, 6. Steve Kent, 7. Dave Freed, 8. Sid Blandford, 9. Art Wendt. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Ed Lynch, Jr., 2. Stevie Smith, 3. Dave Blaney, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Andy Hillenburg, 6. Daniel Coggeshell, 7. Jimmy Stinson, 8. Danny Smith, 9. Kerry Madsen. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Dave Blaney, 3. Jac Haudenschild, 4. Sammy Swindell, 5. Joey Saldana, 6. Andy Hillenburg, 7. Danny Lasoski, 8. Charlie Fisher. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Byron Reed, 3. Steve Kent, 4. Danny Smith, 5. Todd Heller ($260); 6. Dave Freed ($235); 7. Rob Chaney ($185); 8. Sid Blandford ($135); 9. J.C. Sulawske ($110); 10. Kerry Madsen ($90); 11. Bobby Allen ($70); 12. Daniel Coggeshell ($60); 13. Art Wendt ($60); 14. Jason Dukes ($60); 15. Jimmy Stinson ($60); 16. Jack Hewitt ($60). (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Dave Blaney ($5,210); 2. Steve Kinser ($3,510); 3. Jac Haudenschild ($2,510); 4. Mark Kinser ($2,230); 5. Jeff Swindell ($2,110); 6. Kenny Jacobs ($2,010); 7. Joey Saldana ($1,610); 8. Danny Lasoski ($1,510); 9. Frankie Kerr ($1,410); 10. Charlie Fisher ($1,310); 11. Joe Gaerte ($1,110); 12. Andy Hillenburg ($1,010); 13. Sammy Swindell ($810); 14. Kevin Huntley ($610); 15. Greg Hodnett ($490); 16. Jim Carr ($410); 17. Steve Kent ($380); 18. Byron Reed ($380); 19. Stevie Smith ($360); 20. Tim Monson ($360); 21. Billy Pauch ($360); 22. Johnny Herrera ($360); 23. Ed Lynch, Jr. ($360); 24. Danny Smith ($380). Lap leader: Dave Blaney 1-30 Ecowater Fast-Time Award winner: Steve Kinser WoO *eot

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Jack Hewitt , Sammy Swindell , Kenny Jacobs , Joey Saldana , Kerry Madsen , Billy Pauch , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell