Knoxville report 96-04-27

Mark Kinser Completes Sweep of Knoxville Event By Richard Day KNOXVILLE, IA (April 27) - During his 14 championship seasons with the Skoal Outlaw Series, Karl Kinser became accustomed to ...

Mark Kinser Completes Sweep of Knoxville Event By Richard Day KNOXVILLE, IA (April 27) - During his 14 championship seasons with the Skoal Outlaw Series, Karl Kinser became accustomed to sweeping double-feature events. Last year, his first with son Mark as his driver, Karl's team won the Preliminary and "A" Feature races in the same event twice. Knoxville Raceway welcomed Mark and the #5M Wirtgen Maxim into victory lane for the second consecutive night Saturday following his flag-to-flag victory in the 25-lap "A" Feature. The $9,000 victory, Mark's second in a World of Outlaws main event this season, increased his lead in the point standings to 26 over cousin Steve Kinser. Mark, who also led every lap in Friday's Preliminary Feature, started Saturday's Vivarin Dash on the pole and led every lap for the right to start the main event inside the front row. Steve, who finished sixth in the International Race of Champions Race at Talladega SuperSpeedway earlier in the day, arrived at Knoxville Raceway following the qualifying session and was right behind his cousin at the finish line in the Vivarin Dash. Mark burst into the lead as the green flag fell in the "A" Feature, and was eight car-lengths ahead of his closest pursuers by the end of the opening lap. Defending Knoxville Raceway champion Johnny Herrera passed First Heat Race winner Sammy Swindell for fourth place early in the second lap, but the 1983 Nationals champion steered his #1 ChannelLock Gambler deep into the second corner to regain the position the next time around. The field was tightened midway through the fourth lap when "B" Feature winner Scott Whitworth stopped his #96 Cab Fresh Filters Schnee in turn two with a blown engine. Mark raced away from the field as the green flag replaced the yellow, while defending Skoal Outlaw Series champion Dave Blaney steered the #10 Vivarin J&J deep into the third corner. He raced wheel-to-wheel with Steve Kinser, but was unable to complete the pass for the runner-up spot. At the same time, Knoxville Raceway veteran Terry McCarl passed three cars to take over seventh place. Mark was a full straightaway ahead of the 24-car field when he caught the backmarkers nine laps into the race. Swindell and Herrera put together a distant replay of their earlier battle for fourth place during the 10th and 11th laps. The 1986 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year drove the #47 Casey's General Stores Maxim past the two-time Skoal Outlaw Series champion, only to have Sammy return the favor the next time around. Their battle raged for two more laps until Herrera's engine started smoking. He dropped out of the race during lap 17 and was credited with a 21st-place finish. Six-time Knoxville Raceway champion Danny Lasoski passed nine cars during the first half of the race before driving the #5 Jackpot Junction Casino Schnee into fifth place with 11 laps remaining. Jeff Swindell, who started the race outside the 10th row, drove the #7TW Gold Eagle Maxim past 13 sprinters during the first 20 laps, then passed Joey Saldana for sixth place during lap 21. Mark raced through lapped traffic with ease during the final laps, and took the checkered flag with a full straightaway to spare. Steve's #11 Quaker State Maxim crossed the finish line in second place, ahead of Blaney, Sammy Swindell, Lasoski, Jeff Swindell, Saldana, Stevie Smith, McCarl and Gaerte. The Knoxville event marked the return of 1995 Rookie of the Year Randy Hannagan and Gary Stanton's #75 Mopar Maxim to the World of Outlaws tour. With a fresh, new aluminum engine, Hannagan ran second in the First Heat Race and passed six cars to finish 17th in the "A" Feature. The next stop for the World of Outlaws' fire-breathing, mud- slinging sprint car racing teams is a May 2-3 event at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE. WoO 1996 World of Outlaws/Skoal Outlaw Series Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA Saturday, April 27, Feature Program #10 Qualifications: 1. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 15.651; 2. Joey Saldana, Roth 83, 15.835; 3. Skip Jackson, Vanderecken 10V, 16.067; 4. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 16.139; 5. Steve Beitler, J&J Racing 55, 16.193; 6. Terry McCarl, Gray 51, 16.289; 7. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 16.327; 8. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 16.348; 9. Don Droud, Jr., Kormack 1BK, 16.356; 10. Joe Gaerte, Gaerte 3G, 16.363; 11. Danny Lasoski, Forbrook 5, 16.401; 12. Scott Whitworth, Whitworth 96, 16.438; 13. Marlon Jones, Oswalt 1J, 16.441; 14. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 16.471; 15. Jerry Richert, Jr., Johnson 81, 16.474; 16. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 16.495; 17. Randy Hannagan, Stanton 75, 16.508; 18. Tony Moro, Moro 2M, 16.526; 19. Bob White, RCSN Racing 12, 16.529; 20. Jaymie Moyle, Moyle 4, 16.648; 21. Greg Hodnett, Helm 11x, 16.668; 22. Chris Walraven, Beahlers 56, 16.678; 23. Mike Reinke, Cowman 02, 16.696; 24. Shawn Moore, Moore 2x, 16.719; 25. Jim Carr, McCarr 7M, 16.723; 26. Brian Paulus, P&P Motorsports 28, 16.776; 27. John Kearney, Kearney 86, 16.832; 28. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 16.835; 29. Kevin Doty, Doty 50, 17.003; 30. Ryan Jamison, Jamison 51J, 17.035; 31. Bob Weuve, McCroskey 19, 17.055; 32. Leonard Lee, Kain 1K, 17.113; 33. Jeff Mitrisin, Sereg 5J, 17.114; 34. Doran Doty, Doty 14, 17.116; 35. Pat Moore, Stroud 9S, 17.321; 36. Travis Cram, Cram 92, 17.142; 37. Troy Parsons, Parsons 57C, 17.164; 38. Randy Smith, Ball 3B, 17.272; 39. Dion Hindi, Hindi 11H, 17.235; 40. Chad Radel, Strobe 69S, 17.359; 41. Dennis Moore, Jr., Cahill 7, 17.468; 42. Manny Rockhold, Rockhold 71, 17.504; 43. Rich Bubak, Bubak 9, 17.445; 44. Gerald Cressman, Cressman 56C, 17.872; 45. Al Hargrave, Hargrave 8, 18.042; 46. Mark Smyser, Smyser 69, no time; 47. Kenny McCarl, McCarl 66, no time. First Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Sammy Swindell, 2. Randy Hannagan, 3. Marlon Jones, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Steve Beitler, 6. Jim Carr, 7. Kevin Doty, 8. Troy Parsons, 9. Jeff Mitrisin, 10. Don Droud, Jr., 11. Dennis Moore, Jr. DNS - Kenny McCarl. 2:15.3 (four qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Joe Gaerte, 2. Joey Saldana, 3. Terry McCarl, 4. Lance Blevins, 5. Chris Walraven, 6. Tony Moro, 7. Ryan Jamison, 8. Brian Paulus, 9. Manny Rockhold, 10. Randy Smith, 11. Doran Doty. (2:15.9) (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Danny Lasoski, 2. Andy Hillenburg, 3. Jerry Richert, Jr., 4. Skip Jackson, 5. Mike Reinke, 6. Rich Bubak, 7. Bob White, 8. Bob Weuve, 9. Dion Hindi, 10. Pat Moore. Dion Hindi. DNS - Al Hargrave. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jeff Swindell, 2. Jac Haudenschild, 3. Stevie Smith, 4. Shawn Moore, 5. Jaymie Moyle, 6. Donny Schatz, 7. Leonard Lee, 8. Travis Cram, 9. Scott Whitworth, 10. Chad Radel ($10); 11. Gerald Cressman. DNS - Mark Smyser. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Finishing 1-4 in Friday's Preliminary Feature automatically qualified Mark Kinser, Dave Blaney, Steve Kinser and Johnny Herrera for the first four starting positions in the Vivarin Dash. Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Dave Blaney, 4. Johnny Herrera, 5. Sammy Swindell, 6. Joey Saldana. 1:22.6 (finish determined the first six starting positions in the "A" Feature) C Feature (six laps): 1. Dion Hindi, 2. Rich Bubak, 3. Troy Parsons ($135); 4. Travis Cram ($110); 5. Randy Smith ($90); 6. Manny Rockhold ($80); 7. Gerald Cressman ($70); 8. Kenny McCarl ($60); 9. Al Hargrave ($50); 10. Mark Smyser ($40); 11. Dennis Moore, Jr. ($40). DNS - Chad Radel. (first two qualified for the "B" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Scott Whitworth, 2. Steve Beitler, 3. Don Droud, Jr., 4. Jaymie Moyle, 5. Tony Moro ($210); 6. Donny Schatz ($185); 7. Mike Reinke ($160); 8. Chris Walraven ($110); 9. Bob White ($100); 10. Jim Carr ($90); 11. Kevin Doty ($70); 12. Dion Hindi ($70); 13. Ryan Jamison ($60); 14. Rich Bubak ($80); 15. Brian Paulus ($60); 16. Bob Weuve ($60); 17. Leonard Lee ($60); 18. Jeff Mitrisin ($60). (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (25 laps): 1. Mark Kinser ($9,000); 2. Steve Kinser ($5,000); 3. Dave Blaney ($3,300); 4. Sammy Swindell ($3,010); 5. Danny Lasoski ($2,260); 6. Jeff Swindell ($2,085); 7. Joey Saldana ($1,810); 8. Stevie Smith ($1,710); 9. Terry McCarl ($1,510); 10. Joe Gaerte ($1,410); 11. Skip Jackson ($1,210); 12. Greg Hodnett ($1,110); 13. Andy Hillenburg ($1,060); 14. Jac Haudenschild ($1,010); 15. Steve Beitler ($730); 16. Jerry Richert, Jr. ($610); 17. Randy Hannagan ($510); 18. Lance Blevins ($510); 19. Don Droud, Jr. ($530); 20. Marlon Jones ($510); 21. Johnny Herrera ($500); 22. Jaymie Moyle ($530); 23. Scott Whitworth ($530); 24. Shawn Moore ($510). Lap leaders: Mark Kinser 1-25 WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Jeff Mitrisin , Brian Paulus , Joey Saldana , Randy Hannagan , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell