Jackson: Race report

Steve Kinser Wins Outlaw Return to Jackson Jackson, MN (September 24, 2004) Steve Kinser got by son Kraig in traffic to win the World of Outlaws 30 lap A-feature Friday night at Jackson Speedway. It was the series' first visit to the fast half...

Steve Kinser Wins Outlaw Return to Jackson

Jackson, MN (September 24, 2004) Steve Kinser got by son Kraig in traffic to win the World of Outlaws 30 lap A-feature Friday night at Jackson Speedway. It was the series' first visit to the fast half mile since August 20, 1988.

Craig Dollansky punctuated the end of the Outlaws' 16-year hiatus to the Jackson Speedway by demolishing the track record in his VMAC #7 Maxim. His 15.800-second time was 0.7 seconds under the previous fast time set by Brooke Tatnell in May. At the end of qualifying, 24 of the 38 entries eclipsed the old record.

Kraig Kinser and Terry McCarl occupied the front row of the A feature. McCarl took the lead over K. Kinser's #11K Delco-Remy Maxim after a fierce opening lap battle. The yellow flag flew when Dollansky's night ended after he stopped in turn four with a hole in the oil pan. He was seventh at the time.

K. Kinser took the lead from McCarl on the restart, but the pass was negated when Paul McMahan's #11H Selma Shell Maxim spun in turn two, bringing out the second yellow flag of the night before the leaders completed the lap. McCarl held point as the leaders entered traffic on lap ten. K. Kinser made his move to the outside, pulling alongside McCarl, but unable to take the lead. On lap 12, K. Kinser made another move on McCarl, this time on the low side of the track, and took the lead coming out of turn four. Steve Kinser passed McCarl in the same place two laps later to take second, and began to close in on his son.

On lap 19, K. Kinser bobbled along the turn four cushion, allowing his father to pass. Ironically, a similar event happened to the elder Kinser at Cottage Grove Speedway in August, allowing Kraig to pass and eventually win his first Outlaws A feature.

Steve Kinser would make no mistakes as he cruised to the victory, half a straightway ahead of his son. "It was a good night for Steve Kinser Racing--first and second. Kraig did a good job tonight, he just got caught behind a lapped car and got over the cushion," S. Kinser said. "It's a shame, but he's been running real good and he's going to win plenty of races. He's been getting faster and faster every week, and I'm proud of him."

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Steve Kinser , Craig Dollansky , Brooke Tatnell , Kraig Kinser , Paul McMahan