Eldora Saturday report

KINSER WINS AT ELDORA FOR FIRST TIME IN TWO YEARS By Richard Day ROSSBURG, OH (June 10) - Although he won 19 of the first 52 "A" Features the World of Outlaws ran at Eldora Speedway, Steve Kinser had...

KINSER WINS AT ELDORA FOR FIRST TIME IN TWO YEARS By Richard Day ROSSBURG, OH (June 10) - Although he won 19 of the first 52 "A" Features the World of Outlaws ran at Eldora Speedway, Steve Kinser had to be wondering if he would ever win at "the world's fastest half-mile" again. That was before the Skoal Outlaw Series roared into town Saturday. Kinser passed outside polesitter Dale Blaney late in the 14th lap and held off Andy Hillenburg late to win his first "A" Feature at Eldora in two years. "This is the best car I've had at Eldora in a long time," Kinser told the near-capacity crowd from victory lane. "My crew did a great job of setting it up. I was able to drive the #11 Quaker State Maxim right up next to the fence." The $6,000 victory was Kinser's fifth in 15 events since he returned to the World of Outlaws from NASCAR's Winston Cup series. Stevie Smith opened the evening's festivities by earning his third Ecowater Fast-Time Award in the last six events. His 13.555-second qualifying lap around the high-banked, 1/2-mile oval was only .196 seconds off the one-lap record. Smith picked the #6 inversion pill, putting Hillenburg on the pole in the Vivarin Dash. Hillenburg earned the right to start the main event on the pole by beating Blaney across the finish line in the five-lap race. Blaney raced around Hillenburg in the fourth corner to take the lead as the green flag fell in the "A" Feature, however. Mark Kinser relegated Andy to third place two laps later with a low move into turn three. Hillenburg regained the runner-up spot deep in the second corner as the leaders entered lapped traffic the next time around. Blaney was a half-straightaway ahead of Hillenburg when Sammy Swindell stopped on the front straightaway with a blown engine, bringing out the first caution flag in the 30-lap race. On the ensuing restart, Skoal Outlaw Series point standings leaders Jac Haudenschild and Dave Blaney took over fifth and sixth place, respectively. By the 11th lap, "The King of the Outlaws" passed Mark and Hillenburg and was only five car-lengths behind the leader. Three laps later, as the leaders caught the backmarkers again, Kinser took the low line into turn three to take the lead. Steve almost put himself in the pits midway through the race when he bumped the left front tire on the #77 Cornwell Tools J&J driven by Joe Gaerte, sending Gaerte into the wall in the second corner. Gaerte also collected Dale, Dave and Haudenschild. While Haudenschild was taken to a nearby hospital for leg x-rays, the Blaney brothers restarted the race at the back of the pack. "The Wild Child" was released with a clean bill of health late Saturday night. As the sprinters were lining up to restart the race, Greg Hodnett stopped the #8TW Kele & Associates Maxim on the front straightaway with engine problems. As the race resumed, Hillenburg raced wheel-to-wheel with Kinser through the third corner, but Steve maintained first place. Kinser opened a half-straightaway lead within four laps, and reentered lapped traffic with eight laps remaining. Jeff Swindell, who drove the #7TW Gold Eagle Maxim past nine cars during the first 20 laps, took third place from Mark late in lap 25. Charlie Fisher, Eldora's one-lap record holder, stopped in the second corner and brought out the final caution flag early in lap 27, setting up a four-lap dash to the checkered flag. As the race resumed, Hillenburg challenged Kinser for the lead in turn three again, but was unable to execute the winning pass. Andy was 10 car- lengths behind when Steve took the checkered flag. Jeff received his second Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award in as many events for racing into third place from the seventh row. Rounding out the top 10 in the "A" Feature were Mark Kinser, Smith, Danny Lasoski, Dale Blaney, 22nd-starting Joey Saldana, Randy Hannagan and Byron Reed. The World of Outlaws' fire-breathing, mud-slinging sprint car racing teams will take three days off before invading Kokomo Speedway Wednesday. WoO 1995 WORLD OF OUTLAWS/SKOAL OUTLAW SERIES Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH, Saturday, June 10, Feature Program #27 Qualifications: 1. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 13.555; 2. Charlie Fisher, Fisher 48, 13.618; 3. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 13.681; 4. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 13.685; 5. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 13.703; 6. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 13.722; 7. Dale Blaney, Hughes 94, 13.770; 8. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 13.773; 9. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 13.822; 10. Danny Lasoski, Sonner 47, 13.828; 11. Randy Hannagan, Hannagan 1x, 13.851; 12. Duane Lieber, Lieber 62, 13.905; 13. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 13.978; 14. Greg Hodnett, Two Winners 8TW, 14.027; 15. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23S, 14.060; 16. Byron Reed, B&S Racing 5R, 14.133; 17. Joe Gaerte, Hamilton 77, 14.135; 18. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21L, 14.193; 19. Aaron Berryhill, Berryhill 97, 14.230; 20. Butch Schroeder, Gottshalk 17, 14.238; 21. Tim Engler, Engler 73, 14.244; 22. Tim Norman, Norman 60, 14.354; 23. Daniel Coggeshell, Coggeshell 3, 14.357; 24. Dean Jacobs, Davis 1F, 14.404; 25. Tim Clark, Clark 11C, 14.558; 26. George Koerber, Koerber 5K, 14.739; 27. Tim Kuhn, Kuhn 11K, 14.791; 28. Chuck Scribner, Scribner 33S, 15.578; 29. Joey Saldana, Wendt 77W, no time. First Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jeff Swindell, 2. Dale Blaney, 3. Danny Lasoski, 4. Stevie Smith, 5. Sammy Swindell, 6. Byron Reed, 7. Tim Norman, 8. Tim Clark, 9. Chuck Scribner, 10. Aaron Berryhill. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Joe Gaerte, 4. Mark Kinser, 5. Randy Hannagan, 6. Charlie Fisher, 7. Daniel Coggeshell, 8. Butch Schroeder, 9. George Koerber, 10. Joey Saldana. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Frankie Kerr, 2. Dave Blaney, 3. Andy Hillenburg, 4. Duane Lieber, 5. Tim Engler, 6. Tim Kuhn, 7. Dean Jacobs, 8. Lance Blevins, 9. Jac Haudenschild. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Andy Hillenburg, 2. Dale Blaney, 3. Mark Kinser, 4. Steve Kinser, 5. Sammy Swindell, 6. Dave Blaney, 7. Stevie Smith, 8. Charlie Fisher. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild, 2. Butch Schroeder, 3. Joey Saldana, 4. Tim Norman, 5. Dean Jacobs, 6. Daniel Coggeshell, 7. Lance Blevins ($210); 8. George Koerber ($185); 9. Chuck Scribner ($160); 10. Tim Clark ($110); 11. Aaron Berryhill ($100). (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Steve Kinser ($6,010); 2. Andy Hillenburg ($3,510); 3. Jeff Swindell ($2,510); 4. Mark Kinser ($2,210); 5. Stevie Smith ($2,110); 6. Danny Lasoski ($2,010); 7. Dale Blaney ($1,610); 8. Joey Saldana ($1,530); 9. Randy Hannagan ($1,410); 10. Byron Reed ($1,310); 11. Frankie Kerr ($1,160); 12. Dave Blaney ($1,110); 13. Tim Engler ($1,060); 14. Daniel Coggeshell ($1,030); 15. Charlie Fisher ($710); 16. Dean Jacobs ($530); 17. Jac Haudenschild ($430); 18. Greg Hodnett ($410); 19. Joe Gaerte ($410); 20. Butch Schroeder ($430); 21. Sammy Swindell ($410); 22. Tim Kuhn ($410); 23. Tim Norman ($430); 24. Duane Lieber ($410). Lap leaders: Dale Blaney 1-13, Steve Kinser 14-30 Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award winner: Jeff Swindell Ecowater Fast-Time Award winner: Stevie Smith WoO*eof

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Aaron Berryhill , Dean Jacobs , Joey Saldana , Randy Hannagan , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Jeff Swindell