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KINSER COMPLETES SWEEP OF VALVOLINE CLASSIC By Richard Day KNOXVILLE, IA (June 25) - The Third Annual Valvoline Classic will go down in history like a heavyweight title boxing bout: 13-time...

KINSER COMPLETES SWEEP OF VALVOLINE CLASSIC By Richard Day KNOXVILLE, IA (June 25) - The Third Annual Valvoline Classic will go down in history like a heavyweight title boxing bout: 13-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser against Knoxville Raceway's five-time titlist, Danny Lasoski, in two 25-lap rounds. While the partisan Knoxville Raceway faithful will be content to call the event a draw, Team Valvoline's Kinser did what he had to do. He won the first feature race - the one that counts in the World of Outlaws point standings. With the field inverted in the second race, "The Dude" came back to claim the $8,200 first prize. "The King of the Outlaws," winner of Friday's Preliminary Feature, won the Snap-on Tools Dash for the right to start the first "A" Feature from the pole. He took the lead immediately after the green flag was thrown in the opening feature race. Lasoski passed Jeff Swindell for the runner-up spot while Dave Blaney steered the #10 Vivarin J&J into the inside line on the front straightaway, passing nine sprinters to move into sixth place during the first lap. The race came to an abrupt halt early in the second lap when Ray Lipsey allowed his #45 Speedway Motors Schnee to spin between turns one and two. Unable to dodge the spinning car, Stevie Smith collided with Lipsey, which turned the #12x Beaver Drill & Tool Gambler on its side. Stevie's new ride received only a bent top wing in the collision, but he was unable to return to the race until the caution flag was thrown nine laps later. Kinser was 10 car-lengths ahead of his closest pursuers by lap four, and entered lapped traffic the next time around. "The Dude" reeled in the leader in lapped traffic, and drove the #47 Casey's General Stores Maxim past Kinser for the lead in turn three late in the 10th lap. But before Lasoski could reach the finish line, Randy Smith hit the second-corner retaining wall, bringing out the caution flag and negating his pass for the lead. Skip Jackson restarted between "The King of the Outlaws" and Lasoski when the green flag replaced the yellow. Kinser caught the backmarkers again during the 15th lap, and Lasoski narrowed the gap within four laps. Lasoski passed Kinser for the lead deep in the second corner with four laps remaining, only to have "The King of the Outlaws" regain first place in turn four the next time around. Jackson and Joe Gaerte brought out the caution flag by spinning in turn two early in the 24th lap, setting up a two-lap dash for the checkered flag. Kinser got the jump on "The Dude" when the race resumed, and was five car-lengths ahead when he took the checkered flag. "The #11 Valvoline Maxim felt good, but I didn't feel like I got through traffic that well," Kinser said in victory lane. "Danny was fast. I knew he was back there, and that he would be coming strong." Lasoski had nothing but praise for Kinser after the first race: "When you pass Steve Kinser once, you'd better make it stick. It's not very often you're going to get a second shot at him. I got by Steve, but he got back by me in the next lap, and I didn't get another chance to pass him." Rounding out the top 10 in the first feature race were Sammy Swindell, 13th-starting Greg Hodnett, Jeff Swindell, Andy Hillenburg, Mark Kinser, Blaney, Bobby Davis, Jr., and Jeff Shepard. Hodnett steered the #8TW Kele & Associates Maxim to the rim in turn one to pass Jeff, his Two Winners Racing teammate, Hillenburg and Mark Kinser early in the final lap to finish fourth. Kinser and "The Dude" started the second feature race side-by-side on the 11th row. Stevie Smith took the lead from the pole, but Ryan Jamison brought the crowd to its feet with a fourth-corner pass for the lead late in the second lap. While Jamison opened a half-straightaway advantage within seven laps, Lasoski and "The King of the Outlaws" roared into third and fifth place, respectively. Lasoski passed Smith for the runner-up spot early in lap 11, and out- dragged Jamison down the back straightaway to take the lead midway through the race. "The Dude" was a full straightaway ahead of his closest pursuers when Kinser passed Jamison for second with seven laps remaining, and was 10 car- lengths ahead when he took the checkered flag. "I got off to a good start in the second race, and was able to work my way through traffic," Lasoski said. "I knew I couldn't relax with Steve back there. "I wanted to get Gil (his car owner, Sonner) and Mr. (Don, owner of Casey's General Stores) Lamberte a World of Outlaws victory. It's great to get one here at home." WoO 1994 WORLD OF OUTLAWS/COPENHAGEN-SKOAL SHOOTOUT Valvoline Classic, Valvoline Classic, Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA Saturday, June 25, Feature Program #32 Qualifications: 1. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 16.320; 2. Tommie Estes, Jr., Gray 51, 16.334; 3. Kenny Jacobs, Motter 71M, 16.349; 4. Skip Jackson, RCSN Racing 12, 16.404; 5. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 16.476; 6. Ray Lipsey, Lipsey 45, 16.510; 7. Danny Young, Young 3Y, 16.553; 8. Marlon Jones, Oswald D1, 16.563; 9. Terry McCarl, Forbrook 5, 16.587; 10. Brent Antill, Antill 59, 16.589; 11. Kenny McCarl, McCarl 27, 16.601; 12. Bobby Davis, Jr., Davis 4, 16.635; 13. Greg Hodnett, Two Winners 8TW, 16.680; 14. Jeff Shepard, Hamilton 77, 16.681; 15. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 16.697; 16. Joe Gaerte, Two Winners 9TW, 16.698; 17. Jaymie Moyle, Todd 5T, 16.716; 18. Johnny Herrera, Pack 4A, 16.722; 19. Craig Dollansky, Cain 1K, 16.798; 20. Stevie Smith, Veilhauer 12x, 16.798; 21. Jerry Richert, Jr., Serace 55, 16.808; 22. Aaron Berryhill, Berryhill 97, 16.823; 23. Tim Monson, Monson 6M, 16.857; 24. Chris Walraven, Beahlers 56, 16.882; 25. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 16.890; 26. Sid Blandford, Blandford 31, 16.935; 27. Ryan Jamison, Jamison 51J, 17.014; 28. Tim Baker, Baker 2TZ, 17.019; 29. Billy Bell, Team 17 Racing 17, 17.103; 30. Leonard Lee, Lee 16L, 17.112; 31. Daniel Coggeshell, Coggeshell 3, 17.113; 32. Todd Wessels, Howe 28W, 17.134; 33. Jeff Tuttle, Ball 3B, 17.143; 34. Bob Weuve, McCroskey 19, 17.171; 35. Jim Carr, Carr 65, 17.176; 36. Randy Smith, Smith 0, 17.194; 37. bob White, White 39,, 17.246; 38. Rod Henderson, Henderson 83, 17.338; 39. Dennis Moore, Jr., Moore 71, 17.382; 40. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21L, 17.383; 41. Tony Moro, Trostle 2M, 17.520; 42. Chad Mellenberndt, Mellenberndt 97M, 17.558; 43. Kevin Frey, Vanderecken 10F, 17.586; 44. Todd Ribick, Ribick 5R, 17.638; 45. Manny Rockhold, Rockhold 71x, 17.699; 46. Brooke Tatnell, Cahill 7, 17.834; 47. Doran Doty, Doty 14D, 17.864; 48. Dave Westercamp, Westercamp 7B, 17.927; 49. Troy Parsons, Parsons 57C, 18.505; 50. Steve Beitler, Beitler 21, no time. First Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Andy Hillenburg, 2. Joe Gaerte, 3. Ray Lipsey, 4. Jerry Richert, Jr., 5. Kenny McCarl, 6. Brooke Tatnell, 7. Tony Moro, 8. Sid Blandford ($10); 9. Daniel Coggeshell, 10. Randy Smith. (2:17.2) (first three qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Bobby Davis, Jr., 2. Jaymie Moyle, 3. Danny Young, 4. Aaron Berryhill, 5. Tommie Estes, Jr., 6. Todd Wessels, 7. Chad Mellenberndt, 8. Bob White, 9. Ryan Jamison, 10. Doran Doty. (first three qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Johnny Herrera, 2. Kenny Jacobs, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Tim Monson, 5. Marlon Jones, 6. Jeff Tuttle, 7. Rod Henderson, 8. Tim Baker, 9. Dave Westercamp, 10. Kevin Frey. (2:19.7) (first three qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Craig Dollansky, 2. Terry McCarl, 3. Skip Jackson, 4. Jeff Shepard, 5. Bob Weuve, 6. Dennis Moore, Jr., 7. Billy Bell, 8. Chris Walraven, 9. Todd Ribick, 10. Troy Parsons. (2:17.4) (first three qualified for the "A" Feature) Fifth Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Stevie Smith, 3. Jac Haudenschild, 4. Dave Blaney, 5. Brent Antill, 6. Lance Blevins, 7. Leonard Lee, 8. Jim Carr, 9. Manny Rockhold, 10. Steve Beitler. (2:19.5) (first three qualified for the "A" Feature) Finishing 1-4 in Friday's Preliminary Feature automatically qualified Steve Kinser, Jeff Swindell, Sammy Swindell and Danny Lasoski for the first four starting positions in the Snap-on Tools Dash. Snap-on Tools Dash (five laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Jeff Swindell, 3. Danny Lasoski, 4. Sammy Swindell, 5. Andy Hillenburg, 6. Kenny Jacobs. (1:24.3) (finish determined the first six starting positions in the "A" Feature) C Feature (10 laps): 1. Bob Weuve, 2. Randy Smith, 3. Bob White ($160); 4. Rod Henderson ($150); 5. Chad Mellenberndt ($145); 6. Manny Rockhold ($1135; 7. Dave Westercamp ($125); 8. Lance Blevins ($1120; 9. Kevin Frey ($115); 10. Todd Ribick ($110); 11. Troy Parsons ($105); 12. Doran Doty ($100); 13. Dennis Moore, Jr. ($95); 14. Tony Moro ($90); 15. Brooke Tatnell ($85); 16. Jim Carr ($80); 17. Steve Beitler ($75). (first two qualified for the "B" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Dave Blaney, 2. Aaron Berryhill, 3. Jeff Shepard, 4. Randy Smith, 5. Ryan Jamison, 6. Brent Antill, 7. Jerry Richert, Jr. ($410); 8. Jeff Tuttle ($360); 9. Leonard Lee ($310); 10. Billy Bell ($260); 11. Bob Weuve ($255); 12. Tim Baker ($210); 13. Tim Monson ($185); 14. Marlon Jones ($160); 15. Tommie Estes, Jr. ($135); 16. Daniel Coggeshell ($110); 17. Kenny McCarl ($110); 18. Chris Walraven ($110). DNS - Sid Blandford. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (25 laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Danny Lasoski, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Jeff Swindell, 6. Andy Hillenburg, 7. Mark Kinser, 8. Dave Blaney, 9. Bobby Davis, Jr., 10. Jeff Shepard, 11. Johnny Herrera, 12. Danny Young, 13. Kenny Jacobs, 14. Ryan Jamison, 15. Terry McCarl, 16. Jac Haudenschild, 17. Craig Dollansky, 18. Aaron Berryhill, 19. Randy Smith, 20. Jaymie Moyle, 21. Skip Jackson, 22. Joe Gaerte, 23. Stevie Smith, 24. Ray Lipsey. Lap leaders: Steve Kinser 1-21, 23-25; Danny Lasoski 22 A Feature (25 laps): 1. Danny Lasoski ($13,200); 2. Steve Kinser ($13,200); 3. Ryan Jamison ($4,330); 4. Mark Kinser ($4,810); 5. Greg Hodnett ($5,260); 6. Jac Haudenschild ($2,685); 7. Bobby Davis, Jr. ($3,310); 8. Dave Blaney ($3,430); 9. Stevie Smith ($1,910); 10. Jeff Swindell ($3,650); 11. Craig Dollansky ($1,710); 12. Kenny Jacobs ($2,160); 13. Joe Gaerte ($1,460); 14. Jeff Shepard ($2,430); 15. Johnny Herrera ($1,910); 16. Aaron Berryhill ($1,030); 17. Terry McCarl ($1,210); 18. Sammy Swindell ($3,700); 19. Jaymie Moyle ($810); 20. Brent Antill ($430); 21. Skip Jackson ($810); 22. Andy Hillenburg ($2,485); 23. Danny Young ($1,510); 24. Randy Smith ($850). Lap leaders: Stevie Smith 1, Ryan Jamison 2-14, Danny Lasoski 15-25 WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tim Baker , Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , Kenny Jacobs , Aaron Berryhill , Brooke Tatnell , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell