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JEFF WINS BATTLE OF SWINDELLS AT HAGERSTOWN By Richard Day HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 6) - The only ironic twist missing from Saturday's World of Outlaws event at Hagerstown Speedway was that it ...

JEFF WINS BATTLE OF SWINDELLS AT HAGERSTOWN By Richard Day HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 6) - The only ironic twist missing from Saturday's World of Outlaws event at Hagerstown Speedway was that it wasn't run in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love. Earlier in the day, a family feud between NASCAR's Bodine brothers - Geoff and Brett - unfolded during the inaugural Brickyard 400. The World of Outlaws' Swindell brothers - Jeff and Sammy - have feuded from time-to-time over the years, but they displayed the cleanest of racing skills in their 29-lap battle. Jeff moved within 89 points of his older brother in their battle for fourth place in the Copenhagen-Skoal Shootout point standings by winning the "A" Feature at Hagerstown. The $5,200 victory snapped a 44-event winless streak for the #7TW Gold Eagle Maxim. The Swindells' battle might not have ever materialized had a mechanical failure not put Steve Kinser out of a World of Outlaws feature race for the first time this season. "The King of the Outlaws" was leading the main event when the quick-change gears in the #11 Valvoline Maxim broke, causing him to stop in the third corner. Unable to continue racing, Kinser was credited with a 24th-place finish. Jeff, who followed Kinser across the finish line in the Vivarin Dash, inherited first place when the race resumed. He stayed in the low groove, while Sammy steered the #1 Bull & Hannah's Jenkins to the rim as they raced away from the field. Sammy's first attempt to take the lead - high between turns three and four - was unsuccessful late in the fifth lap. He executed the same move to perfection the next time around, and caught the backmarkers with a 10-car- length advantage four laps later. Jeff narrowed the gap within two laps when Sammy approached Sid Blandford and Austrailians Max Dumesny and Garry Brazier. The 13th lap proved unlucky for Sammy, as Jeff regained first place deep in turn four. Joe Gaerte reeled in the leaders as they battled to pass the threesome for the next three laps. Jeff raced around Dumesny late in the 17th lap and quickly opened a 10-car-length advantage, only to have Sammy narrow the gap to four car-lengths within three laps. Sammy caught Jeff with 10 laps remaining, and passed him for the lead late in lap 23 with a high move between turns three and four. Two laps later, Blandford took his #31 B&B Excavating Avenger for a spin in the second corner, setting up a six-lap dash for the checkered flag. Within seconds after the green flag replaced the yellow, Jeff threaded the #7TW between Sammy and the inside guard rail in turn one. The Swindells raced wheel-to-wheel through the second corner and down the back straightaway before Jeff executed the winning pass deep in turn three. Jeff padded his cushion as Gaerte, one of Jeff's Two Winners Racing teammates, pressured Sammy for the runner-up spot during the final five laps. Gaerte managed to catch Sammy in the turns, but was unable to keep pace with him on the straightaways. Sammy and Joe were racing through turn four when Jeff took the checkered flag. As the track cleared, Jeff grabbed the checkered flag from the flagman and climbed atop the #7TW's top wing to perform his victory dance. "We were locked down pretty good tonight," Jeff said. "I really thought we could get by Sammy and hold him off at the end." Fred Rahmer finished the main event in fourth place, ahead of Dave Blaney, Kenny Jaocbs, Andy Hillenburg, Mark Kinser, "B" Feature winner Keith Kauffman and 16th-starting Stevie Smith. Sammy trimmed .009 seconds off the one-lap record Hillenburg set at Hagerstown on May 6th with a 15.893-second (113.257-m.p.h.) qualifying run. The effort earned him his seventh Ecowater Fast-Time Award of the year. Hillenburg, a nine-time Ecowater Fast-Time Award winner, was only the 20th-fastest qualifier in the 32-car field. He drove his #2 STP J&J past 12 sprinters from his 10th-row starting position to finish seventh in the "A" Feature. WoO 1994 WORLD OF OUTLAWS/COPENHAGEN-SKOAL SHOOTOUT Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown, MD Saturday, August 6, Feature Program #48 Qualifications: 1. Sammy Swindell, Gilliam 1, 15.893 (new one-lap record); 2. Joe Gaerte, Two Winners 9TW, 16.040; 3. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 15.125; 4. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 16.144; 5. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 16.149; 6. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 16.157; 7. Bobby Davis, Jr., Davis 4, 16.183; 8. Fred Rahmer, Apple 12, 16.226; 9. Steve Smith, Smith 19, 16.268; 10. Bobby Allen, Walker 1a, 16.271; 11. Kenny Jacobs, Motter 71M, 16.274; 12. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 16.338; 13. Greg Hodnett, Two Winners 8TW, 16.421; 14. Donnie Kreitz, Jr., Kreitz 69K, 16.423; 15. Sid Blandford, Blandford 31, 16.443; 16. Keith Kauffman, Weikert 29, 16.523; 17. Stevie Smith, Veilhauer 12x, 16.527; 18. Steve Beitler, Beitler 21, 16.544; 19. Dan Dietrich, Dietrich 8D, 16.629; 20. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 16.645; 21. Max Dumesny, Hamilton 77, 16.649; 22. Bobby Fletcher, Fletcher 66A, 16.684; 23. Garry Brazier, Brazier 1AU, 16.689; 24. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 16.848; 25. Howie Locke, Locke 77B, 16.957; 26. Jeff Rohrbaugh, Swope Auto 45, 17.092; 27. Scott Jones, Jones 13, 17.185; 28. Darren Eash, Reichard 15, 17.331; 29. Tom Toedter, Toedter 11T, 18.187; 30. Mike Dillman, Dillman 83, 18.432; 31. Troy Fraker, Fraker 12W, no time; 32. Joey Allen, Lehr 15D, no time. First Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Steve Smith, 3. Max Dumesny, 4. Sammy Swindell, 5. Jac Haudenschild, 6. Greg Hodnett, 7. Howie Locke, 8. Tom Toedter. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Steve Beitler, 2. Joe Gaerte, 3. Mark Kinser, 4. Bobby Allen, 5. Bobby Fletcher, 6. Donnie Kreitz, Jr., 7. Jeff Rohrbaugh, 8. Mike Dillman. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Kenny Jacobs, 2. Jeff Swindell, 3. Dan Dietrich, 4. Bobby Davis, Jr., 5. Garry Brazier, 6. Sid Blandford, 7. Scott Jones, 8. Joey Allen ($10). (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Dave Blaney, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Andy Hillenburg, 4. Fred Rahmer, 5. Ed Lynch, Jr., 6. Keith Kauffman, 7. Darren Eash, 8. Troy Fraker ($10). (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Jeff Swindell, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Joe Gaerte, 5. Jac Haudenschild, 6. Fred Rahmer, 7. Bobby Davis, Jr., 8. Mark Kinser. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Keith Kauffman, 2. Howie Locke, 3. Sid Blandford, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Donnie Kreitz, Jr. ($260); 6. Darren Eash ($235); 7. Jeff Rohrbaugh ($185); 8. Scott Jones ($135); 9. Tom Toedter ($110); 10. Mike Dillman ($90). DNS - Joey Allen, Troy Fraker. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Jeff Swindell ($5,210); 2. Sammy Swindell ($3,510); 3. Joe Gaerte ($2,510); 4. Fred Rahmer ($2,210); 5. Dave Blaney ($2,110); 6. Kenny Jacobs ($2,010); 7. Andy Hillenburg ($1,610); 8. Mark Kinser ($1,510); 9. Keith Kauffman ($1,430); 10. Stevie Smith ($1,310); 11. Jac Haudenschild ($1,110); 12. Greg Hodnett ($1,030); 13. Bobby Davis, Jr. ($810); 14. Steve Smith ($610); 15. Steve Beitler ($490); 16. Dan Dietrich ($410); 17. Max Dumesny ($360); 18. Ed Lynch, Jr. ($360); 19. Howie Locke ($380); 20. Bobby Fletcher ($360); 21. Garry Brazier ($360); 22. Sid Blandford ($380); 23. Bobby Allen ($360); 24. Steve Kinser ($360). Lap leaders: Steve Kinser 1, Jeff Swindell 2-5, 13-22, 27-30; Sammy Swindell 6-12, 23-26 Ecowater Fast-Time Award winner: Sammy Swindell WoO *eot

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