I-80 report 96-09-28

Mark Kinser Completes Sweep of I-80 Event By Richard Day GREENWOOD, NE (September 28) - The Skoal Outlaw Series ran two feature races totalling 50 laps at I-80 Speedway Friday and Saturday and Mark Kinser...

Mark Kinser Completes Sweep of I-80 Event By Richard Day GREENWOOD, NE (September 28) - The Skoal Outlaw Series ran two feature races totalling 50 laps at I-80 Speedway Friday and Saturday and Mark Kinser led every one of them. The double-feature sweep was the fourth of the season for Kinser, who increased his margin to 402 points over defending series champion Dave Blaney in their battle for the 1996 World of Outlaws title. The $9,000 victory was Mark's 24th of the season. "All the tracks in this area have been good to us this year," said Mark, who also swept the Eagle Nationals at nearby Eagle Raceway June 28-29. "I'm glad I've been able to run well here. One of my sponsors, Phil Durst, lives around here." Kinser drove the Karl Kinser-prepared #5M Wirtgen Maxim to victory in the Vivarin Dash for the right to start the 30-lap "A" Feature on the pole. He burst into the lead as the green flag fell in the main event. Seconds later, Jeff Swindell passed Andy Hillenburg on the back straightaway for third place. Mark was 10 car-lengths ahead of his cousin, Steve Kinser, when fast-qualifier and First Heat Race winner Sammy Swindell brought out the only caution flag in the "A" Feature, stopping in turn four with a flat right rear tire late in the fifth lap. "The King of the Outlaws" kept pace with Mark as the green replaced the yellow, and raced wheel-to-wheel with his cousin through the first corner the next time around. Unable to execute the pass for the lead, Steve slid out of the low groove and Jeff Swindell caught him in turn two. After challenging "The King of the Outlaws" for 1 1/2 laps, Jeff steered the #7TW Gold Eagle Maxim deep into the third corner to take over the runner-up spot. Steve returned the favor two laps later, steering his #11 Quaker State Maxim around Jeff high in the second corner. Mark entered lapped traffic with a half-straightaway advantage during the 10th lap. Steve narrowed the gap to eight car-lengths within three laps as the leaders trudged through dense lapped traffic. Mark was only two car-lengths ahead when Jeff regained second place with an inside move in turn three midway through the race. Hillenburg caught Steve while 1996 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year candidate Joey Saldana battled Johnny Herrera for fifth place three laps later. Sammy, racing back through the pack, was in ninth place with nine laps remaining. Jeff narrowed the gap again as Mark caught a pack of backmarkers during lap 24. He almost took the lead with four laps remaining as Mark, trying to pass some lapped cars, accelerated out of turn one and hit the retaining fence between the first and second corners. Kinser managed to stay ahead, however, and was four car-lengths ahead when he took the checkered flag. "I went into the corner slow," Mark explained to the record crowd from victory lane, "but when I picked up the throttle, the car didn't turn and went right into the fence. The track took more rubber than we expected it to and the car was way too tight at the end of the race." "The King of the Outlaws" held off Hillenburg for third place. Saldana finished fifth, ahead of Herrera, 17th-starting Joe Gaerte, Sammy, Blaney and Jac Haudenschild. Saldana's fifth-place finish equaled his season-best and pushed him to within one point of "The Wild Child" in their battle for 11th place in the Skoal Outlaw Series point standings. Following the I-80 event, Saldana was only 15 points behind Lance Blevins in the Rookie of the Year race. Although "The Buckeye Bullet" was only the 19th-fastest qualifier in the 37-car field, he drove the #10 Vivarin J&J past 10 sprinters to finish ninth in the main event. WoO 1996 World of Outlaws/Skoal Outlaw Series I-80 Speedway, Greenwood, NE Saturday, September 28, Feature Program #59 Qualifications: 1. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 15.080; 2. Skip Jackson, J&J Racing 55, 15.158; 3. Joey Saldana, Stanton 75, 15.246; 4. Johnny Herrera, Sonner 47, 15.275; 5. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 15.345; 6. Terry McCarl, Gray 51, 15.349; 7. Danny Lasoski, Forbrook 5, 15.419; 8. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 15.437; 9. Jim Carr, McCarr Racing 7M, 15.456; 10. Brian Paulus, P&P Motorsports 28, 15.480; 11. Don Droud, Jr., Kormack 1BK, 15.506; 12. Dennis Moore, Jr., Cahill 7, 15.565; 13. Joe Gaerte, Gaerte 3G, 15.575; 14. Greg Hodnett, Helm 11H, 15.677; 15. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 15.689; 16. Rick Montgomery, Pepping 9M, 15.746; 17. Tim Baker, Baker 2TZ, 15.763; 18. Jaymie Moyle, Vanderecken 10V, 15.859; 19. Jeff Mitrisin, Sereg 5J, 15.865; 20. Jeff Haines, Haines 16H, 15.869; 21. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 15.906; 22. Marlon Jones, Oswalt 1J, 16.157; 23. Devlin Polkinghorn, Polkinghorn 65, 16.157; 24. Seth Brahmer, R&R Racing 26, 16.398; 25. Mark Smyser, Smyser 69, 16.473; 26. Dean Chadd, Chadd 6, 16.624; 27. Terry LoSasso, LoSasso 6, 16.706; 28. Mallory Armfield, Armfield 5MA, 16.857; 29. J.R. Topper, Topper 3K, 16.920; 30. Jeff Griffis, Morris 91, 16.964; 31. John Lambertz, Lambertz 12L, 17.114; 32. Kim Kennedy, Kennedy 1K, 17.637; 33. Steve Breazeale, Sage 1K, 17.661. First Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Sammy Swindell, 2. Jac Haudenschild, 3. Joe Gaerte, 4. Tim Baker, 5. Jim Carr, 6. Lance Blevins, 7. Mark Smyser, 8. J.R. Topper, 9. Steve Breazeale. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Skip Jackson, 3. Terry McCarl, 4. Brian Paulus, 5. Jaymie Moyle, 6. Marlon Jones, 7. Dean Chadd, 8. Jeff Griffis. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Don Droud, Jr., 2. Danny Lasoski, 3. Dave Blaney, 4. Joey Saldana, 5. Jeff Mitrisin, 6. Devlin Polkinghorn, 7. Terry LoSasso, 8. John Lambertz. (first three qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Dennis Moore, Jr., 2. Johnny Herrera, 3. Stevie Smith, 4. Jeff Haines, 5. Rick Montgomery, 6. Mallory Armfield, 7. Seth Brahmer, 8. Kim Kennedy. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Finishing 1-4 in Friday's Preliminary Feature automatically qualified Mark Kinser, Steve Kinser, Andy Hillenburg and Jeff Swindell for the first four starting positions in the Vivarin Dash. Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Andy Hillenburg, 5. Jeff Swindell, 6. Skip Jackson. (finish determined the first six starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Jim Carr, 2. Lance Blevins, 3. Jaymie Moyle, 4. Marlon Jones, 5. Mark Smyser ($210); 6. Devlin Polkinghorn ($185); 7. Kim Kennedy ($160); 8. Jeff Griffis ($110); 9. J.R. Topper ($100); 10. Seth Brahmer ($90); 11. Rick Montgomery ($70); 12. Mallory Armfield ($60); 13. Dean Chadd ($60); 14. Terry LoSasso ($60); 15. John Lambertz ($60); 16. Jeff Mitrisin ($60); 17. Steve Breazeale ($60). (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Mark Kinser ($9,000); 2. Jeff Swindell ($5,000); 3. Steve Kinser ($3,300); 4. Andy Hillenburg ($3,000); 5. Joey Saldana ($2,260); 6. Johnny Herrera ($2,085); 7. Joe Gaerte ($1,810); 8. Sammy Swindell ($1,710); 9. Dave Blaney ($1,510); 10. Jac Haudenschild ($1,410); 11. Danny Lasoski ($1,210); 12. Terry McCarl ($1,110); 13. Greg Hodnett ($1,060); 14. Don Droud, Jr. ($1,010); 15. Skip Jackson ($710); 16. Brian Paulus ($610); 17. Stevie Smith ($510); 18. Lance Blevins ($530); 19. Jaymie Moyle ($530); 20. Dennis Moore, Jr. ($510); 21. Jeff Haines ($510); 22. Jim Carr ($530); 23. Marlon Jones ($530); 24. Tim Baker ($510). Lap leader: Mark Kinser 1-30 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