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Mark Kinser Records Clean Sweep at Knoxville By Richard Day KNOXVILLE, IA (July 24) - "I sure wish this was a Saturday night in August," Mark Kinser shouted after recording a clean sweep in the Skoal Outlaw Series' ...

Mark Kinser Records Clean Sweep at Knoxville By Richard Day KNOXVILLE, IA (July 24) - "I sure wish this was a Saturday night in August," Mark Kinser shouted after recording a clean sweep in the Skoal Outlaw Series' final Amoco Knoxville Nationals tuneup Wednesday. Although Kinser, the leader in the World of Outlaws point standings, has won seven "A" Features at Knoxville Raceway in the last three years, he has had his share of heartbreaks at the Nationals. In 1990, Mark led the first 22 laps in the main event only to have mechanical problems keep him from winning. He led the first 17 laps before 11-time champion Steve Kinser passed him last year. "We've run so well here, the pressure is on us to win the Nationals now," Mark said. "That's all we have left to do. Our car always operates so well, all we have to do is unload it and race. I've never done it, so it's time for me to do it." If Mark just approaches Wednesday's performance in Knoxville's McDonald's-sponsored program, he should win the championship when TNN: The Nashville Network televises the 36th Annual Amoco Knoxville Nationals live on August 17th. He received his 25th EcoWater Quick-Time Award of the year Wednesday after pacing the qualifying session with a 15.340- second qualifying run. Mark's 117.340-m.p.h. lap was only .049 seconds off the one-lap record he set at the legendary half-mile oval on April 25, 1992. Although he started outside the third row in the First Quaker State Heat Race and the Vivarin Dash, Mark won both races. He was leading the five-lap Vivarin race within three laps. Winning the dash gave him the luxury of starting the "A" Feature on the pole. Kinser burst into the lead as the green flag fell in the 25- lap main event, but the red flag was thrown before he completed the first lap, as Terry McCarl, Greg Hodnett, Danny Lasoski and Bob White crashed in the second corner. Outside polesitter Dave Blaney kept pace with Mark as the race resumed, and they raced wheel-to-wheel down the front straightaway. Kinser took the lead with a low move into turn one, and put 15 car-lengths between his #5M Wirtgen Maxim and his closest pursuers by the end of the first lap. Mark raced away from the field as Sammy Swindell passed Blaney for the runner-up spot and ninth-starting Steve Kinser took the low line through turn four to pass Stevie Smith for sixth place during the second lap. Mark extended his lead to a half-straightaway as Jeff Swindell and Steve Kinser passed Johnny Herrera two laps later. Jeff continued his run toward the front with a fourth-corner pass as the leaders entered lapped traffic late in the sixth lap. Sammy cut Mark's lead to 15 car-lengths within two laps, and Steve steered his #11 Quaker State Maxim deep into the fourth corner to pass "The Buckeye Bullet" for fourth place late in lap 10. Sammy closed to within eight car-lengths as Mark slowed behind a pack of backmarkers midway through the race. Steve took over third place with a low move into turn four late in the 12th lap, and made it a three-car battle for the lead the next time around. Just as Sammy and Steve narrowed the gap to five car-lengths, however, Mark burst out of lapped traffic and started increasing his advantage again. He returned to his half-straightaway comfort zone within two laps, only to slow in dense lapped traffic again during lap 22. Sammy made a late charge, but was two car-lengths behind when Mark took the checkered flag. Steve Kinser finished third, ahead of Jeff Swindell, Blaney, Herrera, Smith, Skip Jackson, Joe Gaerte and 15th-starting Andy Hillenburg. Paul McMahan, driving Dennis Roth's #83 Beef Packers Stealth in his first Skoal Outlaw Series event, finished 11th. Mechanical problems kept Jac Haudenschild and Tim Kuhn from starting the main event, which allowed Lasoski and Craig Dollansky to tag the rear of the 24-car field. WoO 1996 World of Outlaws/Skoal Outlaw Series Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA Wednesday, July 24, Feature Program #42 Qualifications: 1. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 15.340; 2. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 15.603; 3. Skip Jackson, VanderEcken 10V, 15.917; 4. Jeff Shepard, Wahlie 1W, 15.961; 5. Johnny Herrera, Sonner 47, 15.999; 6. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 15.010; 7. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 16.028; 8. Joe Gaerte, Gaerte 3G, 15.070; 9. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 16.093; 10. Jaymie Moyle, Moyle 4, 16.109; 11. Dennis Moore, Jr., Cahill 7, 16.118; 12. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 16.123; 13. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 16.241; 14. Paul McMahan, Roth 83, 16.261; 15. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23S, 16.283; 16. Danny Lasoski, Forbrook 5, 16.286; 17. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 16.295; 18. Scott Whitworth, Whitworth 96, 16.322; 19. Craig Dollansky, Lindsey 2D, 16.328; 20. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 16.336; 21. Bobby Allen, Allen 1a, 16.367; 22. Terry McCarl, Gray 51, 16.369; 23. Bob White, Kain 1K, 16.379; 24. Mike Reinke, Cowman 02, 16.406; 25. Greg Hodnett, Helm 11H, 16.425; 26. Jim Carr, McCarr 7M, 16.428; 27. Larry Pinegar, J&J Racing 55, 16.459; 28. Marlon Jones, Oswalt 1J, 16.463; 29. Ryan Jamison, Jamison 51J, 16.477; 30. Rich Bubak, Bubak 9, 16.519; 31. Joey Saldana, Stanton 75, 16.519; 32. Jerry Richert, Jr., Johnson 81, 16.543; 33. Steve Beitler, Beitler 21B, 16.609; 34. Tim Kuhn, Kuhn 11K, 16.646; 35. Peter Murphy, RCSN Racing 12, 16.671; 36. Chris Walraven, Beahlers 56, 16.682; 37. Brent Antill, Jordan 1B, 16.690; 38. Bob Weuve, McCroskey 19, 16.818; 39. Travis Cram, Cram 92, 16.843; 40. Jeff Haines, Haines 16H, 16.868; 41. Tony Moro, Moro 2M, 16.881; 42. Dion Hindi, Hindi 11A, 16.923; 43. Mark Smyser, Smyser 69, 16.928; 44. Daniel Coggeshell, Coggeshell 3, 16.961; 45. Van Gurley, Jr., Gurley 3B, 17.017; 46. Troy Parsons, Parsons 57C, 17.079; 47. Manny Rockhold, Rockhold 71, 17.132; 48. Dan Oswalt, Oswalt D1, 17.210; 49. Robert Jackson, Lewis 2AU, 17.243; 50. Leonard Lee, Lee 16L, 17.338; 51. Brian Paulus, Paulus 28, 17.523; 52. Duane Boninni, Boninni 72, 17.752. First Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Jim Carr, 3. Bobby Allen, 4. Dennis Moore, Jr., 5. Jeff Swindell, 6. Joey Saldana, 7. Danny Lasoski, 8. Troy Parsons, 9. Chris Walraven, 10. Brian Paulus. DNS - Tony Moro. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Andy Hillenburg, 2. Terry McCarl, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Jac Haudenschild ($210); 5. Steve Kinser, 6. Jerry Richert, Jr., 7. Dion Hindi, 8. Brent Antill, 9. Manny Rockhold, 10. Duane Boninni, 11. Larry Pinegar. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Bob White, 2. Stevie Smith, 3. Skip Jackson, 4. Marlon Jones, 5. Scott Whitworth, 6. Steve Beitler, 7. Joe Gaerte, 8. Mark Smyser, 9. Dan Oswalt, 10. Bob Weuve. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Mike Reinke, 2. Paul McMahan, 3. Dave Blaney, 4. Tim Kuhn ($185); 5. Daniel Coggeshell, 6. Travis Cram, 7. Craig Dollansky, 8. Robert Jackson, 9. Ryan Jamison, 10. Jeff Shepard ($10). (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Fifth Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Frankie Kerr, 2. Johnny Herrera, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Rich Bubak, 5. Jaymie Moyle, 6. Lance Blevins, 7. Peter Murphy, 8. Van Gurley, Jr., 9. Leonard Lee, 10. Jeff Haines. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Dave Blaney, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Johnny Herrera, 5. Stevie Smith, 6. Jac Haudenschild, 7. Dennis Moore, Jr., 8. Skip Jackson. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) C Feature (10 laps): 1. Travis Cram, 2. Dion Hindi, 3. Manny Rockhold, 4. Mark Smyser ($210); 5. Leonard Lee ($185); 6. Robert Jackson ($160); 7. Dan Oswalt ($110); 8. Duane Boninni ($100); 9. Troy Parsons ($90); 10. Brian Paulus ($70); 11. Van Gurley, Jr. ($60); 12. Daniel Coggeshell ($60). (first three qualified for the "B" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Joe Gaerte, 2. Jeff Swindell, 3. Steve Kinser, 4. Jaymie Moyle, 5. Danny Lasoski, 6. Craig Dollansky, 7. Joey Saldana ($160); 8. Jerry Richert, Jr. ($110); 9. Scott Whitworth ($100); 10. Travis Cram ($110); 11. Lance Blevins ($70); 12. Brent Antill ($60); 13. Chris Walraven ($60); 14. Ryan Jamison ($60); 15. Bob Weuve ($60); 16. Steve Beitler ($60); 17. Peter Murphy ($60); 18. Manny Rockhold ($80); 19. Larry Pinegar ($60); 20. Dion Hindi ($80). (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (25 laps): 1. Mark Kinser ($6,010); 2. Sammy Swindell ($3,510); 3. Steve Kinser ($2,530); 4. Jeff Swindell ($2,230); 5. Dave Blaney ($2,110); 6. Johnny Herrera ($2,010); 7. Stevie Smith ($1,610); 8. Skip Jackson ($1,510); 9. Joe Gaerte ($1,430); 10. Andy Hillenburg ($1,310); 11. Paul McMahan ($1,160); 12. Jim Carr ($1,110); 13. Danny Lasoski ($1,060); 14. Jaymie Moyle ($1,030); 15. Craig Dollansky ($710); 16. Frankie Kerr ($510); 17. Dennis Moore, Jr. ($410); 18. Greg Hodnett ($410); 19. Mike Reinke ($410); 20. Rich Bubak ($410); 21. Bobby Allen ($410); 22. Marlon Jones ($410); 23. Terry McCarl ($410); 24. Bob White ($410). DNS - Jac Haudenschild, Tim Kuhn; replaced by Danny Lasoski, Craig Dollansky. Lap leader: Mark Kinser 1-25 EcoWater Quick-Time Award winner: Mark Kinser WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , Brian Paulus , Joey Saldana , Paul McMahan , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Peter Murphy , Jeff Swindell