Eldora report 96-07-19

Mark Wins Battle of Kinser Cousins at Eldora By Richard Day ROSSBURG, OH (July 19) - On the eve of the 13th Annual King's Royal, Mark Kinser not only praised "The King of the Outlaws," he defeated him when a...

Mark Wins Battle of Kinser Cousins at Eldora By Richard Day ROSSBURG, OH (July 19) - On the eve of the 13th Annual King's Royal, Mark Kinser not only praised "The King of the Outlaws," he defeated him when a capacity crowd welcomed the Skoal Outlaw Series to Eldora Speedway. "I won tonight, but Steve (Kinser) is still 'The King' - he always will be," Mark said of his legendary cousin. "I've run a lot of seconds and thirds here, so it's nice to get my first win." The 30-lap battle was the third in the war the Kinser cousins have waged at "The World's Fastest Half-Mile" this season. In April, their first-lap collision sent Steve's #11 Quaker State Maxim flipping into the first-corner retaining wall. Steve got a measure of revenge when CBS Sports' television cameras captured the action in mid-June passing Mark with two laps remaining to win the main event. Mark, the leader in the World of Outlaws point standings, opened Friday's festivities by earning his 23rd EcoWater Quick- Time Award of the year. His 13.560-second qualifying lap around the high-banked, 1/2-mile oval was the fastest in the 55-car field. With Steve following Mark across the finish line in the Vivarin Dash, the Kinsers started the 30-lap main event on the front row again. "The King of the Outlaws" raced around Mark high in turn four to take the lead immediately after the green flag fell. Dave Blaney, a four-time winner at Eldora, relegated Mark to third place with a high move through turn two seconds later. Mark returned the favor two laps later, however, steering the #5M Wirtgen Maxim deep into the second corner to regain the runner-up spot. Mark caught Steve within a lap and chased him into lapped traffic. Mark attempted to take the lead in turn two, but was unable to complete the pass. Third-row starters Jac Haudenschild and Sammy Swindell were reeling in the leaders when the #47 Casey's General Stores Maxim driven by Third Quaker State Heat Race winner Johnny Herrera hit the third-corner retaining wall. Then, as the cars were lining up to restart the race, the #22 Pennzoil Maxim suffered a flat right rear tire, forcing Haudenschild to stop in turn one. Mark took the low line into turn three and slid in front of Steve in the fourth corner as the green flag replaced the yellow. Although they collided slightly, the cousins continued their battle for the lead. "I just messed up on that restart," Steve admitted after the race. "I should have stayed low and covered the inside line." Mark opened an eight-car-length advantage within four laps after taking the lead. He caught the backmarkers again midway through the race. Mark was a half-straightaway ahead when Charlie Fisher allowed his #48 sprinter to spin into the inside guard rail in turn two early in the 18th lap. Two lapped cars restarting between the Kinser cousins allowed Mark to return to his half- straightaway comfort zone within two laps after the race resumed. Although the leaders entered lapped traffic again with nine laps remaining, Steve was unable to narrow the gap. He was racing into turn four as Mark took the checkered flag. Swindell, who captured the 200th "A" Feature victory of his career at Eldora in April, finished in third place. Completing the top 10 in the Skoal Outlaw Series' 39th event of the year were the Blaney brothers - Dave and Dale - Haudenschild, 15th- starting Jeff Swindell, Andy Hillenburg, Dean Jacobs and Frankie Kerr. Although Stevie Smith wrestled with steering problems throughout the final 25 laps, he managed to drive the #71M EcoWater Systems Maxim into 11th place. Joe Gaerte, the only provisional starter in the main event, raced past nine sprinters to finish 16th. WoO 1996 World of Outlaws/Skoal Outlaw Series Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH Friday, July 19, Feature Program #39 Qualifications: 1. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 13.560; 2. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 13.607; 3. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 13.683; 4. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 13.704; 5. Dale Blaney, Hughes 94, 13.810; 6. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 13.844; 7. Dean Jacobs, Davis 1F, 13.857; 8. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 13.876; 9. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 13.884; 10. Charlie Fisher, Fisher 48, 13.911; 11. Greg Hodnett, Helm 11H, 13.966; 12. Joey Saldana, Stanton 75, 13.992; 13. James Fisher, Fisher 48J, 14.015; 14. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23S, 14.021; 15. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 14.027; 16. Craig Dollansky, Lindsey 2D, 14.041; 17. Tim Engler, Engler 73, 14.051; 18. Byron Reed, B&S Racing 5, 14.063; 19. Brian Paulus, P&P Motorsports 28, 14.067; 20. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 14.050; 21. Randy Kinser, Kinser 14, 14.109; 22. Rocky Hodges, Holbrook 8H, 14.123; 23. Johnny Herrera, Sonner 47, 14.154; 24. Mike Bowling, Bowling 98, 14.163; 25. Dwain Leiber, Leiber 52, 14.167; 26. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 14.178; 27. Jim Carr, McCarr 7M, 14.183; 28. Jeff Shepard, Wahlie 1W, 14.213; 29. Kevin Huntley, Johnson 02, 14.218; 30. Rickey Hood, Herrera 45x, 14.323; 31. Daniel Coggeshell, Coggeshell 3, 14.331; 32. Jimmy Stinson, Stinson 99, 14.372; 33. Bobby Allen, Allen 1a, 14.385; 34. Bobby Teeple, Teeple 8T, 14.411; 35. Todd Kane, Kane 78, 14.418; 36. Dave Freed, Freed 8F, 14.419; 37. Gus Wasson, Wasson 4G, 14.493; 38. Butch Schroeder, Gottschalk 17, 14.509; 39. Bob Adamson, Adamson 2A, 14.534; 40. Larry Neighbors, Neighbors 29N, 14.545; 41. Van Gurley, Jr., Gurley 3B, 14.598; 42. Tim Shaffer, J&M Motorsports 95, 14.601; 43. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 14.666; 44. Dion Hindi, Hindi 11A, 14.912; 45. Terry Pletch, Pletch 29, 15.104; 46. Bill Bailey, Bailey 20, 15.107; 47. Brian Carlson, Carlson 18C, 15.179; 48. Mark Richard, Kronenburg 5K, 15.224; 49. Gerry Hart, Hart 39, 15.659; 50. Kent Wolters, Wolters 25, 15.732; 51. Mike Mouch, Mouch 16, 15.785; 52. Robby Flock, Stroud 9S, 15.819; 53. Mallory Armfield, Armfield 5MA, 15.981; 54. Joe Gaerte, Gaerte 3G, no time; 55. Kenny Jacobs, Ashworth 92, no time. First Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Randy Kinser, 2. Jac Haudenschild, 3. Mark Kinser, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Donny Schatz, 6. Daniel Coggeshell, 7. Larry Neighbors, 8. Dave Freed, 9. Terry Pletch, 10. Kent Wolters, 11. Craig Dollansky. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Rocky Hodges, 2. Jim Carr, 3. Stevie Smith, 4. Joey Saldana, 5. Dean Jacobs, 6. Tim Engler, 7. Joe Gaerte, 8. Jimmy Stinson, 9. Van Gurley, Jr., 10. Bill Bailey, 11. Mike Mouch. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Johnny Herrera, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Jeff Shepard, 4. Byron Reed, 5. James Fisher, 6. Andy Hillenburg, 7. Gus Wasson, 8. Bobby Allen, 9. Tim Shaffer, 10. Brian Carlson, 11. Robby Flock. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Dave Blaney, 2. Sammy Swindell, 3. Kevin Huntley, 4. Frankie Kerr, 5. Mike Bowling, 6. Butch Schroeder, 7. Brian Paulus, 8. Mark Richard, 9. Bobby Teeple, 10. Mallory Armfield, 11. Lance Blevins. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Fifth Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jeff Swindell, 2. Dale Blaney, 3. Dwain Leiber, 4. Charlie Fisher, 5. Rickey Hood, 6. Todd Kane, 7. Bob Adamson, 8. Dion Hindi, 9. Gerry Hart, 10. Kenny Jacobs, 11. Ed Lynch, Jr. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Stevie Smith, 4. Dave Blaney, 5. Jac Haudenschild, 6. Sammy Swindell, 7. Charlie Fisher, 8. Dale Blaney. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) C Feature (10 laps): 1. Larry Neighbors, 2. Bob Adamson, 3. Van Gurley, Jr. ($135); 4. Kenny Jacobs ($110); 5. Lance Blevins ($90); 6. Dion Hindi ($80); 7. Mark Richard ($70); 8. Bill Bailey ($60); 9. Gerry Hart ($50); 10. Mallory Armfield ($45); 11. Kent Wolters ($40); 12. Brian Carlson ($40); 13. Mike Mouch ($40); 14. Terry Pletch ($40); 15. Butch Schroeder ($40); 16. Tim Shaffer ($40); 17. Robby Flock ($40). (first two qualified for the "B" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Dean Jacobs, 2. Andy Hillenburg, 3. Craig Dollansky, 4. James Fisher, 5. Ed Lynch, Jr. ($210); 6. Daniel Coggeshell ($185); 7. Jimmy Stinson ($160); 8. Rickey Hood ($110); 9. Joe Gaerte, 10. Brian Paulus ($100); 11. Tim Engler ($90); 12. Donny Schatz ($70); 13. Mike Bowling ($60); 14. Larry Neighbors ($80); 15. Bob Adamson ($80); 16. Bobby Teeple ($60); 17. Dave Freed ($60); 18. Gus Wasson ($60); 19. Todd Kane ($60); 20. Bobby Allen ($60). (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Mark Kinser ($6,010); 2. Steve Kinser ($3,510); 3. Sammy Swindell ($2,510); 4. Dave Blaney ($2,210); 5. Dale Blaney ($2,110); 6. Jac Haudenschild ($2,010); 7. Jeff Swindell ($1,610); 8. Andy Hillenburg ($1,530); 9. Dean Jacobs ($1,430); 10. Frankie Kerr ($1,310); 11. Stevie Smith ($1,160); 12. Greg Hodnett ($1,110); 13. Craig Dollansky ($1,080); 14. Randy Kinser ($1,010); 15. Rocky Hodges ($710); 16. Joe Gaerte ($510); 17. Jim Carr ($410); 18. James Fisher ($430); 19. Charlie Fisher ($410); 20. Byron Reed ($410); 21. Johnny Herrera ($410); 22. Dwain Leiber ($410); 23. Jeff Shepard ($410); 24. Joey Saldana ($410); 25. Kevin Huntley ($410). (Joe Gaerte was a provisional starter) Lap leaders: Steve Kinser 1-11, Mark Kinser 12-30 EcoWater Quick-Time Award winner: Mark Kinser WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Tim Shaffer , Mark Kinser , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , Kenny Jacobs , Gus Wasson , Larry Neighbors , Brian Carlson , Brian Paulus , Dean Jacobs , Joey Saldana , Robby Flock , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell