I-80 report 96-05-03

Mark Kinser Makes it Two Straight at I-80 By Richard Day GREENWOOD, NE (May 3) - Mark Kinser continued his dominance of I- 80 Speedway when a near-capacity crowd welcomed the Skoal Outlaw Series back...

Mark Kinser Makes it Two Straight at I-80 By Richard Day GREENWOOD, NE (May 3) - Mark Kinser continued his dominance of I- 80 Speedway when a near-capacity crowd welcomed the Skoal Outlaw Series back for its Friday finale at the semi-banked, 4/10-mile oval. Mark, who set the track's one-lap record while winning the World of Outlaws' inaugural event at I-80 last May, passed outside polesitter Sammy Swindell late in the 23rd lap and led the final eight laps for his third "A" Feature victory of the season. Mark, the victim of a power failure late in Thursday's Preliminary Feature, won the Third Heat Race and started Friday's main event inside the fourth row. He passed Second Heat Race winner Andy Hillenburg as Swindell raced past Vivarin Dash winner Steve Kinser high in turn four as the green flag fell in the 30-lap race. Steve steered his #11 Quaker State Maxim into the high groove in turn four and raced wheel-to-wheel with Swindell late in the second lap, but was unable to execute the pass. He drifted a little too high on the front straightaway the next time around, and bumped the outside retaining wall. Despite breaking a couple of bead lock bolts and damaging the right rear tire on the #11 Quaker State Maxim, "The King of the Outlaws" continued chasing Swindell. Mark took the high line through the second corner to take fifth place from fast-qualifier Johnny Herrera five laps into the race. Sammy caught the backmarkers with a four-car-length advantage the next time around. As Steve and Sammy battled for the lead in dense lapped traffic, Mark passed Danny Lasoski early in the eighth lap, and steered the #5M Wirtgen Maxim deep into turn four to pass "The Buckeye Bullet" for third place later in the lap. With Steve's right rear tire losing pressure, Mark was able to reel him in quickly. He passed his cousin for the runner-up spot with a low move through the second corner midway through the race. Swindell almost lost the lead late in the 17th lap when Randy Hannagan took the #75 Mopar Maxim for a 360 spin right in front of the leader between turns three and four. Sammy narrowly missed hitting the outside retaining wall when he took the high line around Hannagan. Mark dropped into the low groove in his pursuit of the leader, while Sammy drove the #1 ChannelLock Gambler around the rim. Kinser caught Swindell late in the 19th lap, and passed him deep in turn one seconds later. Mark slid up into the high groove after completing the pass, allowing Sammy to return the favor with a low move into the third corner. Kinser and Swindell were in the heat of battle when Steve stopped in turn three with a flat right rear tire late in lap 22. Mark roared through the low groove in the third corner as the green flag replaced the yellow, but Sammy was equal to the challenge. Mark chased Swindell around the track once more before taking the lead with a low move into turn four late in the 23rd lap. Mark was enjoying a comfortable advantage four laps later when Aaron Berryhill stopped in turn one and brought out the caution flag. Mark raced away from the 24-car field when the race resumed, and was 10 car-lengths ahead of Swindell when he took the checkered flag. Sammy, Lasoski and Blaney finished 2-3-4 for the second straight night at I-80. Steve Kinser raced back through the field to claim fifth place. Rounding out the top 10 in the "A" Feature were Hillenburg, Herrera, 17th-starting Jac Haudenschild, Jeff Swindell and Joey Saldana. The $9,000 victory, Mark's second in as many events, increased his advantage to 32 points over cousin Steve in the World of Outlaws point standings. WoO 1996 World of Outlaws/Skoal Outlaw Series I-80 Speedway, Greenwood, NE Friday, May 3, Feature Program #11 Qualifications: 1. Johnny Herrera, Sonner 47, 15.104; 2. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 5.160; 3. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 15.187; 4. Joey Saldana, Roth 83, 15.198; 5. Randy Hannagan, Stanton 75, 15.406; 6. Don Droud, Jr., Kormack 1BK, 15.424; 7. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 15.433; 8. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 15.499; 9. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 15.502; 10. Terry McCarl, Gray 51, 15.502; 11. Aaron Berryhill, Berryhill 97, 15.643; 12. Skip Jackson, Vanderecken 10V, 15.734. 13. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 15.764; 14. Joe Gaerte, Gaerte 3G, 15.807; 15. John Hunt, Crown Enterprises 63, 15.874; 16. Gary Wright, Action Motorsports 9, 15.934; 17. Marlon Jones, Oswalt 1J, 15.991; 18. Randy Smith, Ball 3B, 16.027; 19. Dennis Moore, Jr., Cahill 7, 16.039; 20. Dion Hindi, Hindi 11H, 16.043; 21. Jim Carr, McCarr 7M, 16.402; 22. Brian Paulus, P&P Motorsports 28, 16.505; 23. Travis Cram, Cram 92, 16.570; 24. Gerald Cressman, Cressman 56C, 17.179. First Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Terry McCarl, 2. Joey Saldana, 3. Stevie Smith, 4. Johnny Herrera, 5. Jac Haudenschild, 6. Gary Wright, 7. Dennis Moore, Jr., 8. Brian Paulus. (top five qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Andy Hillenburg, 2. Aaron Berryhill, 3. Lance Blevins, 4. Randy Hannagan, 5. Joe Gaerte, 6. Marlon Jones, 7. Travis Cram, 8. Dion Hindi. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Jeff Swindell, 3. Don Droud, Jr., 4. John Hunt, 5. Skip Jackson, 6. Jim Carr, 7. Randy Smith, 8. Gerald Cressman. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Finishing 1-4 in Thursday's Preliminary Feature automatically qualified Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Danny Lasoski and Dave Blaney for the first four starting positions in the Vivarin Dash. Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Sammy Swindell, 3. Dave Blaney, 4. Danny Lasoski, 5. Johnny Herrera, 6. Andy Hillenburg. (finish determined the first six starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Dennis Moore, Jr., 2. Randy Smith, 3. Gary Wright, 4. Marlon Jones, 5. Jim Carr, 6. Brian Paulus ($210); 7. Travis Cram ($185); 8. Dion Hindi ($160); 9. Gerald Cressman ($110). (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Mark Kinser ($9,010); 2. Sammy Swindell ($5,000); 3. Danny Lasoski ($3,300); 4. Dave Blaney ($3,000); 5. Steve Kinser ($2,250); 6. Andy Hillenburg ($2,085); 7. Johnny Herrera ($1,810); 8. Jac Haudenschild ($1,710); 9. Jeff Swindell ($1,510); 10. Joey Saldana ($1,410); 11. Lance Blevins ($1,210); 12. Randy Hannagan ($1,110); 13. Terry McCarl ($1,060); 14. Stevie Smith ($1,010); 15. Skip Jackson ($710); 16. Don Droud, Jr. ($610); 17. Joe Gaerte ($510); 18. Gary Wright ($530); 19. Dennis Moore, Jr. ($530); 20. Marlon Jones ($530); 21. John Hunt ($510); 22. Aaron Berryhill ($510); 23. Randy Smith ($530); 24. Jim Carr ($530). Lap leaders: Sammy Swindell 1-22, Mark Kinser 23-30 WoO

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