Knoxville report 95-09-27

Mark Kinser Wins Knoxville Feature By Richard Day KNOXVILLE, IA (September 27) - Mark Kinser returned to the scene of the crime Wednesday night. He was back at Knoxville Raceway for the first time...

Mark Kinser Wins Knoxville Feature By Richard Day KNOXVILLE, IA (September 27) - Mark Kinser returned to the scene of the crime Wednesday night. He was back at Knoxville Raceway for the first time since suffering one of the most heartbreaking disappointments of his career. Mark put many of the bitter memories of losing the lead in the Amoco Knoxville Nationals behind him, however, by winning for the third time in four visits to Knoxville's hallowed semi-banked, 1/2- mile oval this year. "I'm glad to have my sponsors from Wirtgen here tonight," Mark said. "I wish they would come out more often. It seems like we win every time they come to watch me race. "I'd like to thank my dad (car owner and crew chief Karl Kinser) for giving me a perfect car tonight." Mark opened the festivities by earning his 20th EcoWater Fast-Time Award of the year. His 15.374-second qualifying run was more than a quarter-of-a-second faster than Nationals champion Steve Kinser's quickest lap. He followed Terry McCarl, Sammy Swindell and Dave Blaney across the finish line in the Vivarin Dash, and started the 25-lap main event outside the second row. Swindell, winner of 13 World of Outlaws "A" Features at Knoxville, burst into the lead from the outside pole as the green flag fell in the main event. He rode the rim into turn one, and Terry McCarl raced past him in the low groove. Mark steered the #5M Wirtgen Maxim high into the fourth corner to pass Blaney for third place the next time around. McCarl was five car- lengths ahead of his closest pursuers when Mark raced around Swindell for the runner-up spot during the fifth lap. The leaders were catching the backmarkers the next time around when a steering problem caused Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race winner Steve Beitler to hit the turn-three retaining wall. Scott Whitworth was unable to steer clear of the #21 and crashed into Beitler. The battle for second place resumed after the green flag replaced the red, with Mark gaining the advantage in turn four late in lap six. He took the lead with a low move into the fourth corner the next time around. McCarl was trying to return the favor when he jumped the cushion and his #24 McCroskey Chevrolet Maxim turned over in turn two early in the eighth lap. "I didn't come to run second," McCarl said after returning and finishing 19th. "I can't change the way I drive; I've got to be aggressive. I was diving under Mark and I turned the wheel a little bit. I crossed the middle of the track and just got the car loose." Kinser opened an eight-car-length advantage within two laps after the race resumed, and caught the backmarkers midway through the race. Swindell caught Mark as he slowed in heavy lapped traffic early in the 14th lap, but was unable to pass him. "I made a little bit of a sour move," Kinser admitted after the race. "I wasn't really high, and I wasn't really low. I just got in a place where you don't want to be. He (Sammy) had a good shot at me." Swindell had a similar description of his near-pass, saying, "He just slid across there and really slowed down. I wasn't really in the right place to get by him. I was having a little trouble getting off the corner myself." Blaney, the leader in the Skoal Outlaw Series point standings, started battling Swindell for the runner-up spot two laps later, allowing Mark to return to his five-car-length comfort zone. Sammy made another run at Mark deep in the first corner early in the 17th lap, but the lapped traffic proved too dense for him to take the lead. Mark ran away from the 24-car field during the final six laps, opening a 10-car-length advantage by lap 19. He was 20 car-lengths ahead with four laps remaining, and lapped up to 13th place by the time he took the checkered flag with a half-straightaway to spare. "I'd been trying to run the bottom all night - in the heat race and in the dash - so I had a pretty good line there," Kinser said. "But one lap I'd hit it, and one lap I'd miss it. I just had to hang with it to make it work." Sammy held off "The Buckeye Bullet" to record the Swindell brothers' third straight second-place finish in a World of Outlaws "A" Feature at Knoxville. Rounding out the top 10 were Steve Kinser, Danny Lasoski, 1995 Knoxville Raceway champion Johnny Herrera, Jac Haudenschild, Andy Hillenburg, Jeff Swindell and Stevie Smith. Greg Hodnett received his seventh Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award of the year after racing into 12th place from inside the 10th row. WoO 1995 World of Outlaws/Skoal Outlaw Series Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA Wednesday, September 27, Feature Program #65 Qualifications: 1. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 15.374; 2. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 15.635; 3. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 15.652; 4. Johnny Herrera, Forbrook 5, 15.707; 5. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 15.771; 6. Paul McMahan, Cooper 01, 15.806; 7. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 15.829; 8. Terry McCarl, McCarl 24, 15.842; 9. Keith Kauffman, Sonner 47, 15.872; 10. Danny Lasoski, Hamilton 77, 15.922; 11. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 15.942; 12. Jeff Shepard, Wahlie 1W, 15.986; 13. Randy Hannagan, Hannagan 1x, 15.987; 14. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 16.019; 15. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 16.022; 16. Jaymie Moyle, Kain 1K, 16.105; 17. Brent Antill, Jordan 1J, 16.133; 18. Steve Beitler, Beitler 21, 16.221; 19. Greg Hodnett, Two Winners 8TW, 16.229; 20. Craig Dollansky, Serace 55, .278; 21. Daniel Coggeshell, Coggeshell 3C, 16.304; 22. Skip Jackson, VanderEcken 10V, 16.340; 23. Scott Whitworth, Whitworth 96, 16.343; 24. Tim Engler, Engler 73, 16.365; 25. Jerry Richert, Jr., Johnson 81, 16.466; 26. Jimmy Brewer, Brewer 32, 16.472; 27. Bob Weuve, McCroskey 19, 16.473; 28. Leonard Lee, Lee 16L, 16.515; 29. Rich Bubak, Bubak 9, 16.558; 30. Kevin Frey, Nickel/Robuck 12, 16.680; 31. Tim Lewis, Lewis 3, 16.692; 32. Dennis Moore, Jr., Moore 71Y, 16.713; 33. Tony Moro, Moro 2M, 16.767; 34. Mike Reinke, Cowman 02, 16.817; 35. Todd Taeger, Taeger 7A, 16.892; 36. Chris Walraven, Behlers 56, 16.909; 37. Rod Henderson, Henderson 83, 17.022; 38. Mark Smyser, Smyser 69, 17.089; 39. Dan Oswalt, Oswalt D1, 17.292; 40. Mark Wilson, Trostle 20, 17.297; 41. Troy Parsons, Parsons 57C, 17.883; 42. Mike Thomas, Thomas 37, 17.547; 43. Terry Thomas, Thomas 1T, no time; 44. Marlon Jones, Oswalt J1, no time. First Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Daniel Coggeshell, 2. Mark Kinser, 3. Brent Antill, 4. Randy Hannagan, 5. Keith Kauffman, 6. Jeff Swindell, 7. Jerry Richert, Jr., 8. Troy Parsons, 9. Rich Bubak, 10. Rod Henderson, 11. Tony Moro ($10). (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Steve Beitler, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Skip Jackson, 4. Andy Hillenburg, 5. Danny Lasoski, 6. Paul McMahan, 7. Jimmy Brewer, 8. Kevin Frey, 9. Mike Reinke, 10. Mark Smyser. DNS - Mike Thomas. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Dave Blaney, 4. Sammy Swindell, 5. Stevie Smith, 6. Scott Whitworth, 7. Bob Weuve, 8. Tim Lewis, 9. Todd Taeger, 10. Dan Oswalt. DNS - Terry Thomas. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Craig Dollansky, 2. Jeff Shepard, 3. Johnny Herrera, 4. Terry McCarl, 5. Tim Engler, 6. Dennis Moore, Jr., 7. Jaymie Moyle, 8. Leonard Lee, 9. Chris Walraven, 10. Mark Wilson. DNS - Marlon Jones. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Terry McCarl, 2. Sammy Swindell, 3. Dave Blaney, 4. Mark Kinser, 5. Steve Kinser, 6. Johnny Herrera, 7. Danny Lasoski, 8. Keith Kauffman. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Paul McMahan, 2. Jeff Swindell, 3. Jaymie Moyle, 4. Scott Whitworth, 5. Leonard Lee ($210); 6. Mike Reinke ($185); 7. Chris Walraven ($160); 8. Dennis Moore, Jr. ($110); 9. Tim Lewis ($100); 10. Jimmy Brewer ($90); 11. Kevin Frey ($70); 12. Dan Oswalt ($60); 13. Rod Henderson ($60); 14. Todd Taeger ($60); 15. Mark Wilson ($60); 16. Jerry Richert, Jr. ($60); 17. Bob Weuve ($60); 18. Rich Bubak ($60); 19. Mark Smyser ($60); 20. Troy Parsons ($60); 21. Marlon Jones ($50). DNS - Tony Moro, Mike Thomas, Terry Thomas. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (25 laps): 1. Mark Kinser ($6,010); 2. Sammy Swindell ($3,510); 3. Dave Blaney ($2,510); 4. Steve Kinser ($2,210); 5. Danny Lasoski ($2,110); 6. Johnny Herrera ($2,010); 7. Jac Haudenschild ($1,610); 8. Andy Hillenburg ($1,510); 9. Jeff Swindell ($1,430); 10. Stevie Smith ($1,310); 11. Paul McMahan ($1,180); 12. Greg Hodnett ($1,110); 13. Jeff Shepard ($1,060); 14. Craig Dollansky ($1,010); 15. Randy Hannagan ($710); 16. Brent Antill ($510); 17. Tim Engler ($410); 18. Keith Kauffman ($410); 19. Terry McCarl ($410); 20. Daniel Coggeshell ($410); 21. Skip Jackson ($410); 22. Jaymie Moyle ($430); 23. Steve Beitler ($410); 24. Scott Whitworth ($430). Lap leaders: Terry McCarl 1-6, Mark Kinser 7-25 EcoWater Fast-Time Award winner: Mark Kinser Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award winner: Greg Hodnett WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Mike Thomas , Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , Paul McMahan , Randy Hannagan , Tim Lewis , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell