Grandview report 96-05-29

Sammy Swindell Takes Grandview Feature By Richard Day BECHTELSVILLE, PA (May 29) - Sammy Swindell's emotional roller- coaster just keeps rolling along. Although the two-time Skoal Outlaw Series champion has led...

Sammy Swindell Takes Grandview Feature By Richard Day BECHTELSVILLE, PA (May 29) - Sammy Swindell's emotional roller- coaster just keeps rolling along. Although the two-time Skoal Outlaw Series champion has led more laps than anybody except points leader Mark Kinser, he has crashed out of the lead in three races. He chased Mark around Grandview Speedway for 13 laps Wednesday night before taking the lead and cruising to his second victory in a World of Outlaws "A" Feature this season. "The ChannelLock car was working well tonight," Swindell told the capacity crowd from victory lane. "We got off to a bad start because the engine was cold, but we knew we could get it back. We just ran a nice, easy race." It was anything but a nice and easy night for "King of the Outlaws" Steve Kinser. After finishing third in the First Quaker State Heat Race, he earned the right to start the 30-lap main event on the front row by following Mark across the finish line in the Vivarin Dash. He was trying to catch his cousin late in the third lap when the #11 Quaker State Maxim slid over the cushion in turn three, hit the retaining wall and flipped into the fourth corner. It was the third consecutive race Kinser had a car destroyed in a crash. Long before the unfortunate incident, Kinser opened the festivities by chopping more than .6 seconds off the one-lap record he set last May 30th, circling the high-banked, 1/3-mile oval in 12.034. The record-breaking effort earned him his fifth EcoWater Quick-Time Award of the season. Mark burst into the lead while Jac Haudenschild and Stevie Smith relegated Swindell to fifth place as the green flag fell in the "A" Feature. Sammy passed "The Wild Child" the next time around, then moved into third place when Kinser crashed. "I didn't see Steve's crash," Swindell said. "All I know is that everybody did a good job of getting through it. The red allowed us to make some changes on the car." Although Second Quaker State Heat Race winner Billy Pauch started inside the fourth row, he passed Haudenschild and followed Swindell by Smith within two laps after the main event resumed. The dense lapped traffic Mark caught during the sixth lap gave Sammy a chance to narrow the gap. He dropped into the low groove and caught the leader during the 10th lap. "I felt like I could run with Mark," Swindell said. "I was just hoping we could catch him in lapped traffic." Sammy took the lead with an inside move into turn four late in the 14th lap. He was racing away from the field when Johnny Herrera and First Quaker State Heat Race winner Fred Rahmer collided in the fourth corner and brought out the caution flag three laps later. Pauch raced into third place following the 17th-lap restart and challenged Mark for the runner-up spot throughout the remainder of the race. Swindell quickly built a comfortable advantage and was 10 car- lengths ahead when he took the checkered flag. The $6,000 victory, coupled with Joe Gaerte's 10th-place run, pushed Swindell into seventh place in the Skoal Outlaw Series point standings. "Sammy just plain outran us; he had the better car tonight," Mark admitted. "I saw on the board that Pauch was third and I thought we might finish third because we've run third every time we've been here." Mark kept the #5M Wirtgen Maxim ahead of Pauch and finished second for the fourth time this year. "We tightened the car up on the red," Pauch said. "I thought we might get a shot in lapped traffic, but it never happened. "I've got a little more experience on this track, but it doesn't make up for all the races these guys run." Rounding out the top 10 in the World of Outlaws' 18th "A" Feature of the year were Smith, Dave Blaney, "B" Feature winner Jeff Swindell, Greg Hodnett, Andy Hillenburg, 13th-starting Danny Lasoski and Gaerte. The Grandview event was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but torrential rains made the track unsafe for racing. WoO 1996 World of Outlaws/Skoal Outlaw Series Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville, PA Wednesday, May 29, Feature Program #18 Qualifications: 1. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 12.034 (new one-lap record); 2. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 12.077; 3. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 12.283; 4. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 12.324; 5. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 12.340; 6. Billy Pauch, Zemaitis 1Z, 12.342; 7. Johnny Herrera, Sonner 47, 12.410; 8. Greg Hodnett, Helm 11H, 12.461; 9. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 12.470; 10. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 12.515; 11. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 12.574; 12. Todd Shaffer, Beam 88, 12.591; 13. Danny Lasoski, Forbrook 5, 12.627; 14. Bobby Davis, Jr., Stanton 75, 12.631; 15. Keith Kauffman, Apple 12, 12.646; 16. Joe Gaerte, Gaerte 3G, 12.701; 17. Fred Rahmer, Hamilton 77, 12.709; 18. Jeff Shepard, Wahlie 1W, 12.735; 19. Donnie Kreitz, Jr., Kreitz 69K, 12.747; 20. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 12.772; 21. Cris Eash, E&G Classics 17E, 12.784; 22. Jim Carr, Carr 7M, 12.788; 23. Joey Saldana, Roth 83, 12.804; 24. Len Thompson, Thompson 10T, 12.930; 25. Todd Gracey, Cooper 25, 12.931; 26. Bill Brian, Jr., Brian 16, 12.970; 27. Alan Cole, Cole 17, 13.010; 28. Billy Ellis, Gilbert 27, 13.058; 29. Cliff Brian, Jr., Brian 16C, 13.123; 30. Judi Bates, Mourar 121, 13.136; 31. Randy Wolfe, Allebach 75W, 13.274; 32. Dave Cordier, Jr., Cordier 7, 13.285; 33. Dave McGough, McGough 669, 13.514; 34. Glen Clarke, Clarke 85, 13.875; 35. Brian Paulus, P&P Motorsports 28, 13.896; 36. Rick Koenig, Hamm 19, 13.924; 37. Tracy Readinger, Readinger 2T, 13.958; 38. Robin Johnston, Hammer 4H, 15.360; 39. Kevin Gobrecht, Gobrecht 92, no time. First Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Fred Rahmer, 2. Cris Eash, 3. Steve Kinser, 4. Danny Lasoski, 5. Dave Blaney, 6. Todd Gracey, 7. Tracy Readinger, 8. Dave McGough, 9. Jeff Swindell, 10. Cliff Brian. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Billy Pauch, 2. Jim Carr, 3. Bill Brian, Jr., 4. Mark Kinser, 5. Jac Haudenschild, 6. Jeff Shepard, 7. Judi Bates, 8. Bobby Davis, Jr., 9. Glen Clarke, 10. Robin Johnston. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Donnie Kreitz, Jr., 2. Sammy Swindell, 3. Joey Saldana, 4. Stevie Smith, 5. Kevin Gobrecht, 6. Keith Kauffman, 7. Alan Cole, 8. Johnny Herrera, 9. Randy Wolfe, 10. Brian Paulus. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Todd Shaffer, 2. Len Thompson, 3. Joe Gaerte, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Lance Blevins, 6. Andy Hillenburg, 7. Billy Ellis, 8. Dave Cordier, Jr., 9. Rick Koenig. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Jac Haudenschild, 6. Stevie Smith, 7. Billy Pauch, 8. Dave Blaney. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Jeff Swindell, 2. Andy Hillenburg, 3. Johnny Herrera, 4. Jeff Shepard, 5. Keith Kauffman ($210); 6. Todd Gracey ($185); 7. Randy Wolfe ($160); 8. Alan Cole ($110); 9. Judi Bates ($100); 10. Dave McGough ($90); 11. Dave Cordier, Jr. ($70); 12. Tracy Readinger ($60); 13. Glen Clarke ($60); 14. Bobby Davis, Jr. ($60); 15. Billy Ellis ($60); 16. Brian Paulus ($60); 17. Cliff Brian ($60); 18. Rick Koenig ($60); 19. Robin Johnston ($60). (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Sammy Swindell ($6,010); 2. Mark Kinser ($3,510); 3. Billy Pauch ($2,510); 4. Stevie Smith ($2,210); 5. Dave Blaney ($2,110); 6. Jeff Swindell ($2,030); 7. Greg Hodnett ($1,610); 8. Andy Hillenburg ($1,530); 9. Danny Lasoski ($1,410); 10. Joe Gaerte ($1,310); 11. Jac Haudenschild ($1,180); 12. Jeff Shepard ($1,130); 13. Fred Rahmer ($1,080); 14. Lance Blevins ($1,030); 15. Johnny Herrera ($730); 16. Joey Saldana ($510); 17. Cris Eash ($410); 18. Bill Brian, Jr. ($410); 19. Todd Shaffer ($410); 20. Kevin Gobrecht ($410); 21. Len Thompson ($430); 22. Jim Carr ($430); 23. Donnie Kreitz, Jr. ($410); 24. Steve Kinser ($410). Lap leaders: Mark Kinser 1-13, Sammy Swindell 14-30 EcoWater Quick-Time Award winner: Steve Kinser WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Brian Paulus , Joey Saldana , Billy Pauch , Dave Blaney , Glen Clarke , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell