Eldora report 96-08-09

Mark Wins Kinser Family Feud at Eldora Speedway By Richard Day ROSSBURG, OH (August 9) - Eldora Speedway has served as the battleground for the Kinser family feud four of the five times the Skoal Outlaw...

Mark Wins Kinser Family Feud at Eldora Speedway By Richard Day ROSSBURG, OH (August 9) - Eldora Speedway has served as the battleground for the Kinser family feud four of the five times the Skoal Outlaw Series has invaded "The World's Fastest Half- Mile" this year. In April, their front-straightaway collision sent Steve's flipping into the first-corner retaining wall. In June, with CBS Sports' television cameras capturing the action, Steve passed Mark with 1 3/4 laps remaining to steal the show. Mark returned the favor with a 12th-lap pass en route to victory July 19th, setting up Friday's "Night Before The Big One" event. With the two highest-paying races of the year looming on the horizon, the Kinser cousins exchanged the lead three times Friday before Mark surged ahead with 1 1/4 laps remaining. He won with four car-lengths to spare for his 19th victory of the season. Mark, the leader in the World of Outlaws point standings, opened the festivities the way he has 29 other times this year - he paced the qualifying session and received the EcoWater Quick- Time Award. His 13.814-second lap was more than a quarter of a second faster than anyone else in the 43-car field. The luck of the inversion pill draw was in Mark's favor, too. He put himself on the pole of the Vivarin Dash by picking the #0. Then he received the luxury of starting the "A" Feature in the pole position by winning the five-lap race. Outside polesitter Stevie Smith steered the #71M EcoWater Systems Maxim around Mark in turn four as the green flag fell in the main event. Mark kept pace with Stevie around the legendary high-banked, 1/2-mile before taking the lead with a low move in the fourth corner late in the opening lap. Mark opened a 10-car-length advantage within three laps as cousin Steve challenged Smith for the runner-up spot. His lead disintegrated the next time around when Andy Hillenburg and Third Quaker State Heat Race winner Kenny Jacobs collided in turn three, bringing out the caution flag. Hillenburg, who survived a similar incident in the First Quaker State Heat Race, restarted at the rear of the field with a new left rear tire. Jacobs, whose car suffered front wing damage, wasn't as fortunate, and was credited with a 24th-place finish. Steve drove his #11 Quaker State Maxim into second place as the race resumed, but was unable to catch Mark until lap eight. Sammy Swindell, who won the 200th "A" Feature of his Skoal Outlaw Series career at Eldora in April, exchanged third place with Smith during the fifth lap while Steve reeled in the leader. Although Mark entered lapped traffic with a comfortable lead early in the ninth lap, Steve passed him deep in turn four seconds later. Mark returned the favor with an identical move in the same spot the next time around. Steve challenged Mark for 3 1/2 laps before regaining first place with a high move through dense lapped traffic in turn one. "The King of the Outlaws" blazed a trail through the backmarkers and enjoyed a full-straightaway advantage with 10 laps remaining. As the inside line started taking rubber and he approached faster lapped traffic, Steve kept his #11 in the low groove. At the same time, Mark raced in the middle of the track and occasionally dropped into the low groove to gain traction. Mark narrowed the gap to eight car-lengths with four laps remaining and caught Steve late in the 28th lap. After chasing his cousin for a lap, Mark steered the #5M Wirtgen Maxim around Steve in the fourth corner to regain the lead. Mark took the checkered flag with a four-car-length cushion 1 1/4 laps later. "Steve was running the low groove trying to get by traffic," Mark told the near-capacity crowd from victory lane. "He didn't want to get out of the rubber where the track was faster. I was running a little higher line and was able to pick up speed as I ran through it." Swindell executed a last-lap pass of Smith to claim third place. Completing the top 10 in the World of Outlaws' 48th event of the year were Jeff Swindell, Dave Blaney, Danny Lasoski, "B" Feature winner Paul McMahan, Frankie Kerr and Dale Blaney. Although he didn't qualify well in his first race at Eldora since winning the King's Royal on July 20th, Johnny Herrera drove the #47 Casey's General Stores Maxim past 11 cars to finish 13th. WoO 1996 World of Outlaws/Skoal Outlaw Series "Night Before The Big One" Event Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH Friday, August 9, Feature Program #48 Qualifications: 1. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 13.814; 2. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 14.082; 3. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 14.220; 4. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 14.225; 5. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23S, 14.248; 6. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 14.277; 7. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 14.299; 8. Paul McMahan, Roth 83, 14.383; 9. Greg Hodnett, Helm 11H, 14.445; 10. Danny Lasoski, Black 1Z, 14.464; 11. Kenny Jacobs, Ashworth 92, 14.557; 12. Byron Reed, B&S Racing 5, 14.564; 13. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 14.604; 14. Van Gurley, Jr., Gurley 3B, 14.637; 15. Dale Blaney, Hughes 94, 14.700; 16. Joe Gaerte, Gaerte 3G, 14.704; 17. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 14.764; 18. Craig Dollansky, Lindsey 2D, 14.785; 19. Jim Carr, McCarr 7M, 14.805; 20. Charlie Fisher, Fisher 48, 14.806; 21. Jeremy Hinton, Hinton 13, 15.039; 22. Dean Jacobs, Davis 1F, 15.093; 23. Randy Kinser, Kinser 14, 15.115; 24. James Fisher, Fisher 48J, 15.126; 25. Kevin Huntley, Johnson U2, 15.172; 26. Tim Engler, Engler 73, 15.296; 27. Joey Saldana, Stanton 75, 15.301; 28. Kevin Gobrecht, Gobrecht 92G, 15.364; 29. Tim Shaffer, J&M Motorsports 55, 15.356; 30. Johnny Herrera, Sonner 47, 15.363; 31. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 15.367; 32. Brian Paulus, P&P Motorsports 28, 15.441; 33. Jimmy Stinson, Stinson 6D, 15.463; 34. Rocky Hodges, Holbrook 8H, 16.543; 35. Brian Carlson, Carlson 18C, 15.564; 36. Dave Freed, Freed 8F, 15.601; 37. Randy Hannagan, M&M Racing 2M, 15.862; 38. Bobby Allen, Allen 1a, 15.991; 39. Tim Kuhn, Kuhn 11A, 16.016; 40. Rick Martin, M&M Racing 44, 16.554; 41. Raymond Shank, Shank 7x, 16.058; 42. Kent Wolters, Wolters 25, 17.080; 43. Gerry Hart, Hart 39, 17.360. First Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Ed Lynch, Jr., 2. Mark Kinser, 3. Frankie Kerr, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Kevin Huntley, 6. Jimmy Stinson, 7. Randy Hannagan, 8. Raymond Shank, 9. Tim Shaffer, 10. Andy Hillenburg, 11. Jeremy Hinton. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Craig Dollansky, 3. Johnny Herrera, 4. Danny Lasoski, 5. Dean Jacobs, 6. Bobby Allen, 7. Jeff Swindell, 8. Van Gurley, Jr., 9. Tim Engler, 10. Rocky Hodges, 11. Kent Wolters. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Kenny Jacobs, 2. Dale Blaney, 3. Joey Saldana, 4. Stevie Smith, 5. Dave Blaney, 6. Randy Kinser, 7. Lance Blevins, 8. Brian Carlson, 9. Jim Carr, 10. Tim Kuhn, 11. Gerry Hart. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Charlie Fisher, 2. Sammy Swindell, 3. James Fisher, 4. Joe Gaerte, 5. Byron Reed, 6. Paul McMahan, 7. Brian Paulus, 8. Kevin Gobrecht, 9. Rick Martin, 10. Dave Freed. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Stevie Smith, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Steve Kinser, 5. Dave Blaney, 6. Frankie Kerr, 7. Danny Lasoski, 8. Greg Hodnett. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Paul McMahan, 2. Jeff Swindell, 3. Andy Hillenburg, 4. Kevin Gobrecht, 5. Jim Carr ($210); 6. Van Gurley, Jr. ($185); 7. Lance Blevins ($160); 8. Bobby Allen ($110); 9. Tim Engler ($100); 10. Tim Kuhn ($90); 11. Tim Shaffer ($70); 12. Rocky Hodges ($60); 13. Dave Freed ($60); 14. Kent Wolters ($60); 15. Gerry Hart ($60); 16. Randy Kinser ($60); 17. Randy Hannagan ($60); 18. Brian Carlson ($60); 19. Raymond Shank ($60); 20. Rick Martin ($60); 21. Jeremy Hinton ($60); 22. Brian Paulus ($60); 23. Jimmy Stinson ($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. Stevie Smith ($2,210); 5. Jeff Swindell ($2,130); 6. Dave Blaney ($2,010); 7. Danny Lasoski ($1,610); 8. Paul McMahan ($1,530); 9. Frankie Kerr ($1,410); 10. Dale Blaney ($1,310); 11. Joe Gaerte ($1,160); 12. Joey Saldana ($1,110); 13. Johnny Herrera ($1,060); 14. Charlie Fisher ($1,010); 15. Ed Lynch, Jr. ($710); 16. Craig Dollansky ($510); 17. Greg Hodnett ($410); 18. Andy Hillenburg ($430); 19. Byron Reed ($410); 20. Kevin Gobrecht ($430); 21. Kevin Huntley ($410); 22. Dean Jacobs ($410); 23. James Fisher ($410); 24. Kenny Jacobs ($410). Lap leaders: Mark Kinser 1-8, 10-13, 29-30; Steve Kinser 9, 14-28 EcoWater Quick-Time Award winner: Mark Kinser WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Tim Shaffer , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , Kenny Jacobs , Brian Carlson , Brian Paulus , Dean Jacobs , Joey Saldana , Paul McMahan , Randy Hannagan , Dave Blaney , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell