I-80 report 96-09-27

Mark Kinser Continues Dominance in I-80 Prelim By Richard Day GREENWOOD, NE (September 27) - Although the Skoal Outlaw Series has run only three events at I-80 Speedway, Mark Kinser already feels right at...

Mark Kinser Continues Dominance in I-80 Prelim By Richard Day GREENWOOD, NE (September 27) - Although the Skoal Outlaw Series has run only three events at I-80 Speedway, Mark Kinser already feels right at home at the semi-banked, 4/10-mile oval. He continued his dominance Friday when the World of Outlaws opened a double-feature event at the facility, pacing the 37-car qualifying session, winning the First Quaker State Heat Race and leading all 20 laps in the Preliminary Feature. "I enjoy coming to this area," the Skoal Outlaw Series points leader said in victory lane. "Phil Durst, one of my sponsors, lives here, and I really enjoy running well for him here." Although the #5M Wirtgen Maxim has run well all year, Mark has run especially well at I-80. Friday's preliminary victory was his third in four features in Greenwood. Kinser received his 38th EcoWater Quick-Time Award of the year following his 15.132-second qualifying lap. His victory in the First Quaker State Heat Race was his 18th in 1996. He also won his eighth Preliminary Feature of the season. After Mark won the First Quaker State Heat Race from outside the third row, Skoal Outlaw Series Director of Competition Bob Jackson quipped to Technical Inspector Bob Ross, "I feel like I've been here before." Andy Hillenburg's eighth Vivarin Dash victory of the year was all that kept Mark from a perfect evening. Kinser finished second, and lined up next to Hillenburg on the front row in the feature. Mark repaid the favor when the green flag fell in the evening's main event, taking the high line around Hillenburg in the fourth corner to take the lead. At the same time, Johnny Herrera drove the #47 Casey's General Stores Maxim around Stevie Smith to take over fifth place. Kinser was racing away from the field early in the second lap when Jac Haudenschild hit the retaining wall in turn two, causing the #22 Pennzoil Maxim to spin on the back straightaway. That was the only time the caution flag flew in the 20-lap race. The caution did little to deter Kinser from dominating the feature. He opened a 10-car-length advantage within a lap after the green flag replaced the yellow, and entered lapped traffic during lap six. Hillenburg drove his #2 STP J&J to within striking distance of the lead several times during the race's middle stages, only to have Mark handle the lapped traffic with ease and retain his comfortable advantage. Steve Kinser, the only driver other than Mark to win a World of Outlaws feature at I-80, steered his #11 Quaker State Maxim deep into the second corner to pass Hillenburg for the runner-up spot early in lap 13. "The King of the Outlaws" was unable to make up any ground on the leader, and Mark took the checkered flag with 10 car-lengths to spare. Kinser lapped all but eight of the 24 cars in the field. Steve held off Hillenburg for second place and Jeff Swindell earned the final automatic starting position in Saturday's Vivarin Dash by finishing fourth. Dave Blaney drove the #10 Vivarin J&J into fifth place, ahead of Fourth Quaker State Heat Race winner Sammy Swindell, Herrera, Greg Hodnett, Danny Lasoski and Smith. Lasoski, the Knoxville Raceway champion, was racing in his first Skoal Outlaw Series event since the Amoco Knoxville Nationals. He was the eighth-fastest qualifier, finished third in the Fourth Quaker State Heat Race and ran ninth in the feature. Engine problems in the #7M American Fire Extinguishers Maxim kept former World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year Jim Carr from qualifying for the evening's main event. WoO 1996 World of Outlaws/Skoal Outlaw Series I-80 Speedway, Greenwood, NE Friday, September 27, Preliminary Program Qualifications: 1. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 15.132; 2. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 15.320; 3. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 15.357; 4. Tim Baker, Baker 2TZ, 15.399; 5. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 15.457; 6. Johnny Herrera, Sonner 47, 15.467; 7. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 15.584; 8. Danny Lasoski, Forbrook 5, 15.600; 9. Dennis Moore, Jr., Cahill 7, 15.643; 10. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 15.650; 11. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 15.713; 12. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 15.723; 15. Skip Jackson, J&J Racing 55, 15.747; 14. Joe Gaerte, Gaerte 3G, 15.858; 15. Terry McCarl, Gray 51, 15.906; 16. Joey Saldana, Stanton 75, 16.088; 17. Greg Hodnett, Helm 11H, 16.114; 18. Jim Carr, McCarr Racing 7M, 16.167; 19. Rick Montgomery, Pepping 9M, 16.208; 20. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 16.241; 21. Jeff Mitrisin, Sereg 5J, 16.230; 22. Marlon Jones, Oswalt 1J, 16.422; 23. Jeff Haines, Haines 16H, 16.432; 24. Rich Bubak, Bubak 9, 16.476; 25. Jaymie Moyle, Vanderecken 10V, 16.508; 26. Brian Paulus, P&P Motorsports 28, 16.764; 27. Seth Brahmer, R&R Racing 26, 16.973; 28. Steve Breazeale, Sage 1K, 17.044; 29. Terry LoSasso, LoSasso 6, 17.144; 30. Dave Ekern, Ekern 11E, 17.382; 31. Mallory Armfield, Armfield 5MA, 17.510; 32. Bruce Williams, Williams 8B, 17.524; 33. John Lambertz, Lambertz 12L, 17.643; 34. Dan Kage, Jr., Kage 26K, 17.765; 35. Bernie Brian, Brian 6B, 18.999; 36. Don Droud, Jr., Kormack 1BK, no time; 37. Jeff Griffis, Morris 91, no time. First Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Andy Hillenburg, 4. Skip Jackson, 5. Jeff Mitrisin, 6. Dennis Moore, Jr., 7. Jaymie Moyle, 8. John Lambertz, 9. Terry LoSasso. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Second Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Joe Gaerte, 2. Marlon Jones, 3. Johnny Herrera, 4. Jeff Swindell, 5. Dave Blaney, 6. Brian Paulus, 7. Jeff Griffis, 8. Dan Kage, Jr., 9. Jim Carr, 10. Dave Ekern. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Third Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Jac Haudenschild, 3. Stevie Smith, 4. Jeff Haines, 5. Terry McCarl, 6. Rick Montgomery, 7. Seth Brahmer, 8. Mallory Armfield, 9. Bernie Brian. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Fourth Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Sammy Swindell, 2. Lance Blevins, 3. Danny Lasoski, 4. Joey Saldana, 5. Don Droud, Jr., 6. Rich Bubak, 7. Tim Baker, 8. Steve Breazeale, 9. Bruce Williams. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Andy Hillenburg, 2. Mark Kinser, 3. Steve Kinser, 4. Jeff Swindell, 5. Stevie Smith, 6. Johnny Herrera, 7. Dave Blaney, 8. Danny Lasoski. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the Preliminary Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Jaymie Moyle, 2. Rich Bubak, 3. Brian Paulus, 4. Rick Montgomery, 5. Jeff Griffis ($160); 6. Mallory Armfield ($135); 7. Steve Breazeale ($110); 8. Terry LoSasso ($85); 9. Dennis Moore, Jr. ($70); 10. Tim Baker ($60); 11. Dan Kage, Jr. ($50); 12. John Lambertz ($50); 13. Bruce Williams ($50); 14. Seth Brahmer ($50); 15. Bernie Brian ($50); 16. Jim Carr ($50); 17. Dave Ekern ($50). (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Preliminary Feature (20 laps): 1. Mark Kinser ($4,010); 2. Steve Kinser ($2,310); 3. Andy Hillenburg ($1,610); 4. Jeff Swindell ($1,410); 5. Dave Blaney ($1,260); 6. Sammy Swindell ($1,160); 7. Johnny Herrera ($1,110); 8. Greg Hodnett ($1,060); 9. Danny Lasoski ($1,035); 10. Stevie Smith ($1,010); 11. Joe Gaerte ($910); 12. Jac Haudenschild ($710); 13. Joey Saldana ($610); 14. Skip Jackson ($510); 15. Lance Blevins ($310); 16. Marlon Jones ($310); 17. Don Droud, Jr. ($260); 18. Jeff Mitrisin ($260); 19. Brian Paulus ($280); 20. Jaymie Moyle ($280); 21. Jeff Haines ($260); 22. Terry McCarl ($260); 23. Rick Montgomery ($280); 24. Rich Bubak ($280). Lap leader: Mark Kinser 1-20 EcoWater Quick-Time Award winner: Mark Kinser WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tim Baker , Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Jeff Mitrisin , Brian Paulus , Joey Saldana , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell
Teams Williams