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Herrera Thanks Owner With Kentucky Lake Victory By Richard Day CALVERT CITY, KY (April 16) - Johnny Herrera sure knows how to express his gratitude. Craig Cormack, owner of the ...

Herrera Thanks Owner With Kentucky Lake Victory By Richard Day CALVERT CITY, KY (April 16) - Johnny Herrera sure knows how to express his gratitude. Craig Cormack, owner of the #1BK Networks Eagle, announced his team would race with the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series for the entire season Monday. Four days later, Herrera thanked him by winning the "A" Feature when the series christened Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway. "We didn't qualify as well as we would have liked," Herrera said, "but my guys made the right changes and got us to the front. I told Craig (Cormack) I'd get him another win before Knoxville Raceway opened so he'd know he made the right decision. They open next week. "I want to thank Networks, Burger King and Klein engines - everybody who helps us out. We just want to keep it up and maybe be around the top of things (when the season ends) in November." Herrera was the 10th-fastest qualifier in the 28-car field. As the slowest qualifier among the NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race winners, he started the Channellock Dash on the pole. Danny Lasoski earned the right to start the "A" Feature on the pole by winning the dash from outside the second row. "The Dude" led the first three laps in the main event. Even though Herrera and Stevie Smith passed him, Lasoski regained the lead in the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series point standings when Steve Kinser finished 11th. Kinser and Joey Saldana collided in turn four as the green flag fell in the "A" Feature. Kinser's crew replaced the front axle on his #11 Quaker State Maxim, and he restarted at the rear of the field. Saldana wasn't as fortune. The #17 Mox Motorsports Stealth suffered severe damage when it flipped, so Saldana was unable to continue racing. Lasoski burst into the lead as the race resumed. He was racing away from the field when Tyler Walker flipped in turn one. Walker's crew quickly repaired the #35 Air Sep Maxim, allowing Tyler to restart. Herrera, who started inside the second row, used a low move between the first and second corners to pass First NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race winner Sammy Swindell for second place as the green flag replaced the red. Donny Schatz stopped on the back stretch with a flat right rear tire midway through lap three. Walker dropped out of the race during the caution period. Herrera kept pace with Lasoski on the ensuing restart and took the low line into the first corner to take the lead. The former Knoxville Raceway champions race wheel-to-wheel through turns three and four, but the #1BK Networks Eagle was a few inches ahead at the finish line. Herrera increased his advantage to five car-lengths by the time he entered lapped traffic three laps later. Smith used an inside move in the second corner to pass Swindell for third midway through the race. A mechanical malfunction forced Tim Montgomery to stop in turn two late in the 16th lap. Mark Kinser started challenging Swindell for fourth place after the green flag replaced the yellow, but was unable to drive the #5M Mopar Maxim past the series' three-time champion. Herrera was eight car-lengths ahead of Lasoski when he caught the backmarkers again with 10 laps remaining. Smith steered his #19 Ingersoll-Rand Black Bandit into the high groove in the second corner early in lap 23 to pass Lasoski for the runner-up spot, then narrowed the gap to two car-lengths within three laps. The #93 Amoco J&J suffered a flat tire at the end of the front stretch early in the 27th lap, sending Dale Blaney into Schatz. Both cars flipped violently into the retaining wall in turn one, but neither driver was injured. Although a second-corner spin by Travis Whitney tightened the field with three laps remaining, Herrera was four car-lengths ahead of Smith when he took the checkered flag. Lasoski finished in third place, ahead of Swindell, Mark Kinser, Second NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race winner Tim Shaffer, Andy Hillenburg, Daryn Pittman, Brooke Tatnell and Jeff Swindell. A blown engine caused Walker - the second-fastest qualifier - to finish ninth in the Second NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race. He came back to win the "B" Feature and started the main event inside the fifth row. Hillenburg also rebounded from engine problems to finish second in the "B," then raced past 12 cars to finish in seventh place in the "A." Craig Dollansky made up for his disappointing qualifing effort by racing into 13th place from inside the 12th row. Lasoski collected his fifth Vivarin Fast-Time Award of the season after pacing the qualifying session with a 12.908-second, 104.586- m.p.h., lap around the high-banked, 3/8-mile oval. WoO

1999 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway, Calvert City, KY Friday, April 16, Feature Program #9 Vivarin qualifications: 1. Danny Lasoski, Roth 83, 12.908 (new single-lap record); 2. Tyler Walker, Walker 35, 12.933; 3. Stevie Smith, Smith 19, 12.982; 4. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 13.304; 5. Tim Shaffer, Helm 11H, 13.465; 6. Travis Whitney, Whitney 7S, 13.475; 7. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 13.480; 8. Daryn Pittman, Sonner 47, 13.521; 9. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 13.522; 10. Johnny Herrera, DOCC Motorsports 1BK, 13.547; 11. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 104+, 13.551; 12. Dale Blaney, Hylton/Blaney 93, 13.573; 13. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 13.643; 14. Brooke Tatnell, Tatnell 7K, 13.719; 15. Terry McCarl, McCarl 24, 13.725; 16. Joey Saldana, Mox 17, 13.839; 17. Jimmy Carr, Blevins 21, 13.853; 18. Tim Montgomery, Poole 79, 13.969; 19. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 13.974; 20. J.C. Sulawske, Hobgood 12, 14.019; 21. Joe Gaerte, Holbrook 8H, 14.130; 22. Matt Gilles, Gilles 22B, 14.174; 23. Bill Robertson, Eckley 16, 14.298; 24. Craig Dollansky, Dollansky 7, 14.377; 25. Gary Hayhurst, Jr., Dougherty 20, 14.820; 26. Steve Short, Short 93x, 15.047; 27. Jim Williams, Williams 2L, 15.096; 28. Eddie Lynch, Lynch 29L, 15.210. First NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Sammy Swindell, 2. Dale Blaney, 3. Danny Lasoski, 4. Travis Whitney, 5. Steve Kinser, 6. Joey Saldana, 7. Andy Hillenburg, 8. Gary Hayhurst, Jr., 9. Matt Gilles, 10. Eddie Lynch. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Second NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Tim Shaffer, 2. Daryn Pittman, 3. Jimmy Carr, 4. Jeff Swindell, 5. Brooke Tatnell, 6. J.C. Sulawske, 7. Bill Robertson, 8. Steve Short, 9. Tyler Walker. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Third NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Johnny Herrera, 2. Stevie Smith, 3. Mark Kinser, 4. Donny Schatz, 5. Craig Dollansky, 6. Terry McCarl, 7. Joe Gaerte, 8. Tim Montgomery, 9. Jim Williams. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Channellock Dash (seven laps): 1. Danny Lasoski, 2. Sammy Swindell, 3. Johnny Herrera, 4. Stevie Smith, 5. Donny Schatz, 6. Daryn Pittman, 7. Travis Whitney, 8. Tim Shaffer. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Tyler Walker, 2. Andy Hillenburg, 3. Tim Montgomery, 4. Joe Gaerte, 5. Gary Hayhurst, Jr., 6. Bill Robertson, 7. Matt Gilles ($200); 8. Steve Short ($180); 9. Jim Williams ($150); 10. Eddie Lynch ($110). (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Johnny Herrera ($8,000); 2. Stevie Smith ($4,000); 3. Danny Lasoski ($3,000); 4. Sammy Swindell ($2,500); 5. Mark Kinser ($2,300); 6. Tim Shaffer ($2,200); 7. Andy Hillenburg ($2,120); 8. Daryn Pittman ($2,000); 9. Brooke Tatnell ($1,800); 10. Jeff Swindell ($1,700); 11. Steve Kinser ($1,400); 12. Terry McCarl ($1,200); 13. Craig Dollansky ($1,100); 14. Jimmy Carr ($1,050); 15. Joe Gaerte ($1,020); 16. Travis Whitney ($900); 17. J.C. Sulawske ($700); 18. Gary Hayhurst, Jr. ($570); 19. Dale Blaney ($550); 20. Donny Schatz ($550); 21. Tim Montgomery ($570); 22. Bill Robertson ($570); 23. Tyler Walker ($570); 24. Joey Saldana ($550). Lap leaders: Danny Lasoski 1-3, Johnny Herrera 4-30 Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner: Danny Lasoski WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Tim Shaffer , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , Tyler Walker , Brooke Tatnell , Daryn Pittman , Joey Saldana , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell
Teams Williams