Hagerstown main event report

STEVE KINSER DOMINATES HAGERSTOWN MAIN EVENT By Richard Day HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 29) - To borrow a phrase from that noted quipster, Yogi Berra, "it was like deja vu all over again." The World...

STEVE KINSER DOMINATES HAGERSTOWN MAIN EVENT By Richard Day HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 29) - To borrow a phrase from that noted quipster, Yogi Berra, "it was like deja vu all over again." The World of Outlaws' four-day run at Williams Grove Speedway and Hagerstown Speedway over the Memorial-Day weekend rekindled vivid memories of the epic, season-long battle between Steve Kinser and Dave Blaney in 1993. Kinser survived the intense battle, just as he did Sunday night at Hagerstown - on top. "The #11 Valvoline Maxim felt pretty good tonight," Kinser said after leading all 30 laps to claim the $8,200 first prize. "Karl (Kinser, his car owner and crew chief) and Shawn Allison did a great job on the car. They made it run better all through the night." The Kinsers' expertise in the pits and on the track made winning the "A" Feature a nightmare for the other 24 cars in the field. Steve beat Mark Kinser across the finish line in the Snap-on Tools Dash for the right to start the main event on the pole, and opened a 15-car-length advantage within the first three laps. While "The King of the Outlaws" maintained a half-straightaway lead through the first 18 laps, Mark, fast-qualifier Andy Hillenburg and Blaney took their turns in second place. Andy passed Mark in the low groove entering the second corner while "The Buckeye Bullet" took fourth place from Jeff Swindell during the fourth lap. After Larry Skinner allowed his #7 Air Sal Leasing Allen to spin for the second time in the first four laps, Mark returned to the runner-up spot with a rim-high pass of Andy in turn three. Hillenburg changed the position of his top wing during the caution period, but it stuck. While it took him four laps to move the wing to its previous position, Blaney, Swindell and Kenny Jacobs relegated him to sixth place. While Kinser entered lapped traffic with a half-straightaway advantage, Blaney steered the #10 Vivarin J&J under Mark in turn two to take over second place 10 laps into the race. Two laps later, Jacobs drove the #71M Ecowater Stealth into third place, passing Mark deep in the second corner. Kinser, who had stretched his lead to a full straightaway midway through the race, slowed behind Ed Lynch, Jr., and Bobby Allen with 12 laps remaining, allowing "The Buckeye Bullet" to cut his lead in half. "The King of the Outlaws" was extra careful in heavy lapped traffic, and broke free with 10 laps remaining. He quickly padded his cushion to a full straightaway again, and took the checkered flag with "The Buckeye Bullet" racing through the third corner. "It's really been a pleasure racing for Karl Kinser," Steve told the near-capacity crowd from victory lane. "He and I have been quite a combination over the 18 years we've been together." Jacobs finished the main event in third place, ahead of Mark Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Hillenburg, Lance Dewease, Jeff Swindell, 14th-starting Greg Hodnett and Joe Gaerte. Sammy drove the #1 Bull & Hannah's Jenkins past four cars during the first 13 laps, and held off Hillenburg to finish fifth. All three members of the Two Winners Racing team - Jeff, Hodnett and Gaerte - battled Dewease for seventh place during the final five laps. The eighth-, ninth- and 10th-place finishes marked the third time this season that the #7TW Gold Eagle Maxim, the #8TW Kele & Associates Maxim and the #9TW Gaerte Engines Maxim all finished in the top 10 in a World of Outlaws "A" Feature. The Copenhagen-Skoal Shootout is scheduled to return to Hagerstown's semi-banked, 1/2-mile oval for a $32,325 event on August 6th. WoO 1994 WORLD OF OUTLAWS/COPENHAGEN-SKOAL SHOOTOUT Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown, MD Sunday, May 29, Feature Program #20 Qualifications: 1. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 16.888; 2. Donnie Kreitz, Jr., Kreitz 69K, 16.910; 3. Kenny Jacobs, Motter 71M, 18.988; 4. Lance Dewease, Dyer 461, 17.025; 5. Sammy Swindell, Gilliam 1, 17.042; 6. Stevie Smith, Hamilton 77, 17.069; 7. Joe Gaerte, Two Winners 9TW, 17.121; 8. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 17.153; 9. Bobby Fletcher, Fletcher 66A, 17.181; 10. Greg Hodnett, Two Winners 8TW, 17.221; 11. Steve Beitler, Beitler 21, 17.320; 12. Jeff Shepard, Weikert 29, 17.368; 13. Garry Brazier, Brazier 1AU, 17.485; 14. Fred Rahmer, Apple 12, 17.492; 15. Bobby Allen, Walker 1a, 17.493; 16. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 17.534; 17. Larry Skinner, Skinner 7, 17.602; 18. Sid Blandford, Blandford 31, 17.935; 19. Phil Walter, Jenkins 55, 17.963; 20. Bob Howard, Howard 49, 18.013; 21. Mike Wagner, Wagner 55W, 18.217. First Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Andy Hillenburg, 4. Joe Gaerte, 5. Ed Lynch, Jr., 6. Garry Brazier, 7. Phil Walter. (first seven qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Sammy Swindell, 2. Jac Haudenschild, 3. Fred Rahmer, 4. Donnie Kreitz, Jr., 5. Larry Skinner, 6. Steve Beitler, 7. Jeff Shepard. (first seven qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Bobby Fletcher, 2. Kenny Jacobs, 3. Stevie Smith, 4. Mike Wagner, 5. Sid Blandford, 6. Bobby Allen, 7. Bob Howard. (first seven qualified for the "A" Feature) Finishing 1-4 in Saturday's Preliminary Feature automatically qualified Dave Blaney, Steve Kinser, Jeff Swindell and Mark Kinser for the first four starting positions in the Snap-on Tools Dash. Snap-on Tools Dash (five laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Mark Kinser, 3. Dave Blaney, 4. Andy Hillenburg, 5. Jeff Swindell, 6. Donnie Kreitz, Jr. (finish determined the first six starting positions in the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Steve Kinser ($8,200); 2. Dave Blaney ($5,000); 3. Kenny Jacobs ($3,310); 4. Mark Kinser ($3,000); 5. Sammy Swindell ($2,260); 6. Andy Hillenburg ($2,085); 7. Lance Dewease ($1,810); 8. Jeff Swindell ($1,700); 9. Greg Hodnett ($1,510); 10. Joe Gaerte ($1,410); 11. Fred Rahmer ($1,210); 12. Stevie Smith ($1,110); 13. Jac Haudenschild ($1,060); 14. Steve Beitler ($1,010); 15. Bobby Allen ($710); 16. Donnie Kreitz, Jr. ($610); 17. Garry Brazier ($510); 18. Ed Lynch, Jr. ($410); 19. Bobby Fletcher ($410); 20. Jeff Shepard ($410); 21. Mike Wagner ($410); 22. Bob Howard ($410); 23. Sid Blandford ($410); 24. Phil Walter ($410); 25. Larry Skinner ($410). Lap leader: Steve Kinser 1-30 WoO*eof

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Kenny Jacobs , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Jeff Swindell
Teams Williams