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McCarl, Lasoski Thrill Home Fans in Second Prelim By Richard Day KNOXVILLE, IA (August 15) - Danny Lasoski and Terry McCarl have staged some memorable battles during Knoxville Raceway's weekly racing program...

McCarl, Lasoski Thrill Home Fans in Second Prelim By Richard Day KNOXVILLE, IA (August 15) - Danny Lasoski and Terry McCarl have staged some memorable battles during Knoxville Raceway's weekly racing program in recent years. Even though they rank first and second in the track's point standings, what they will remember most about this year is their battle in Wednesday's Preliminary Feature at the 36th Annual Amoco Knoxville Nationals. "I want to thank Danny Lasoski," McCarl told his adoring fans from victory lane. "He's the toughest competitor I've ever raced against. Nothing motivates me like he does. Danny is a great driver and a great competitor. We can run side-by-side and we're not going to stick each other in the fence or anything. It's just a lot of fun racing with him." McCarl and Lasoski exchanged the lead twice in the 20-lap race, but no more than six car-lengths separated them during the first 18. McCarl, the polesitter, burst into the lead as the green flag fell. Lasoski, who started outside the second row, raced past Fifth Quaker State Heat Race winner Craig Dollansky and Keith Kauffman during the opening lap and started challenging his Knoxville nemesis for first place. McCarl entered lapped traffic late in lap six, and bumped the wall in turn two as he took the high line around a pack of backmarkers next time around. Lasoski caught him on the back straightaway seconds later, and took the lead two laps later. Dollansky challenged McCarl for the runner-up spot during the race's middle stages, allowing "The Dude" to open a five-car- length advantage in lapped traffic. McCarl started reeling in Lasoski as defending Skoal Outlaw Series champion Dave Blaney passed Dollansky for third place late in the 14th lap. Terry regained the lead with a daring move deep in the fourth corner late in the 17th lap. "The Dude" kept pace with McCarl in lapped traffic until Blaney steered the #10 Vivarin J&J deep into turn three to take over the runner-up spot with the white flag flying. McCarl built a comfortable advantage during the final lap, and took the checkered flag with 15 car-lengths to spare. "It was just another day at the office," McCarl said after climbing atop his car, swinging a checkered flag and hugging his wife, flagman Doug Clark and sponsor Bill McCroskey. "I think Danny must have lost his brakes or something. He was a little faster than me. When he went by me, I just got my elbows up." "The Buckeye Bullet," who started inside the fourth row, said it was tough to make up any ground until late in the race. "We caught a couple breaks and were able to get to second," Blaney said. "The track was definitely better around the top. We just had to race around the top and wait for mistakes." Dollansky raced wheel-to-wheel with Lasoski in turn four and was less than a car-length behind at the checkered flag. "It seemed like cars were going every which-way in lapped traffic," Dollansky said. "I got held up a little there, but I picked it right up again." Five-time defending Nationals champion Steve Kinser won a race-long battle with Stevie Smith to finish in fourth place. Along with his EcoWater Quick-Time Award-winning performance in time trials and a second-place run in the First Quaker State Heat Race, "The King of the Outlaws" scored 489 points to rank third entering Friday's Pole Scramble races. Rounding out the top 10 in the Second Preliminary Feature were Joe Gaerte, Greg Hodnett, 12th-starting Don Droud, Jr., and First Quaker State Hear Race winner Keith Kauffman. The caution- free feature was run in 6:20.9. Bobby Allen, the 1990 Amoco Knoxville Nationals champion, was the second-fastest qualifier in the 82-car field. Unfortunately, engine problems in his #1a kept him from racing the rest of the evening. Fellow Pennsylvania racer Steve Smith who won a World of Outlaws Preliminary Feature at Hagerstown Speedway on August 3rd, suffered a blown engine during hot laps and was unable to even run a qualifying lap. Kevin Gobrecht, substituting for Jac Haudenschild in the #22 Pennzoil Maxim, led the first five laps of the Fifth Quaker State Heat Race. He finished fifth, however, then eighth in the "B" Feature. WoO 1996 World of Outlaws/Skoal Outlaw Series 36th Annual Amoco Knoxville Nationals Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA Thursday, August 15, Preliminary Program #2 Qualifications: 1. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 15.614; 2. Bobby Allen, Allen 1a, 15.882; 3. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 15.957; 4. Dennis Moore, Jr., Cahill 7L, 15.981; 5. Joe Gaerte, Gaerte 3G, 16.038; 6. Greg Hodnett, Helm 11H, 16.039; 7. Danny Lasoski, Forbrook 5, 16.045; 8. Jaymie Moyle, Moyle 4G, 16.125; 9. Aaron Berryhill, Berryhill 97, 16.144; 10. Craig Dollansky, Lindsey 2D, 16.156; 11. Keith Kauffman, Apple Motorsports 12, 16.176; 12. Larry Neighbors, Neighbors 29N, 16.178; 13. Terry McCarl, Gray 51, 16.190; 14. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 16.224; 15. Dale Blaney, Hughes 94, 16.229; 16. Travis Cram, Cram 92C, 16.233; 17. Rocky Hodges, Holbrook 18H, 16.238; 18. Jim Carr, McCarr 7M, 16.260; 19. Don Droud, Jr., Kormack 1BK, 16.262; 20. Troy Parsons, Parsons 57C, 16.270; 21. Manny Rockhold, Rockhold 71, 16.284; 22. Leonard Lee, Lee 16L, 16.345; 23. Randy Smith, Shissel 63U, 16.357; 24. Bobby Davis, Jr., Davis 4, 16.414; 25. Shawn Moore, Moore 2x, 16.441; 26. Dion Hindi, Hindi 11A, 16.444; 27. Vance Peterson, Peterson 80, 16.454; 28. Billy Pauch, Zemaitis 1Z, 16.459; 29. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 16.480; 30. Len Thompson, Thompson 10T, 16.513; 31. Mitchell Moore, Moore 55M, 16.522; 32. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 16.566; 33. Steve Coelho, Coelho 6C, 16.535; 34. Pat Bourke, B&B Excavating 27B, 16.567; 35. Bobby Mincer, Mincer 15M, 16.570; 36. Rich Bubak, Bubak 9, 16.586; 37. Chris Walraven, Beahlers 56, 16.596; 38. Jerry Richert, Jr., Johnson 81, 16.615; 39. Ronald Laney, Laney 52, 16.640; 40. Mike Peters, Grandstaff 66, 16.653; 41. Bob White, Kain 1K, 16.672; 42. J.R. Topper, Topper 92J, 16.693; 43. Jim Nier, Nier 00N, 16.710; 44. Joe Roe, Roe 61, 16.726; 45. Kevin Gobrecht, Elden 22, 16.728; 46. Peter Murphy, Robuck 12R, 16.751; 47. Steve Beitler, Beitler 21x, 16.791; 48. Don Goeden, Goeden 27G, 16.802; 49. Randy Martin, Martin 14, 16.821; 50. Sid Blandford, B&B Excavating 31, 16.823; 51. Kenny Hansen, Vanderecken 10V, 16.841; 52. Marlon Jones, Oswalt 1J, 16.844; 53. Aaron Lemmons, Lemmons 12E, 16.848; 54. Shane Carson, Helms 12$, 16.854; 55. John Bankston, Bankston 8, 16.869; 56. Fred Rahmer, Hamilton 77, 16.892; 57. Jerry Potter, Arend 21A, 16.894; 58. Jerrod Hull, Hull 11J, 16.905; 59. Mike Frost, Frost 88F, 16.918; 60. Kim Mock, Mock 1M, 16.961; 61. Curt Grogan, Grogan 5x, 16.977; 62. Bob Weuve, McCroskey 19, 16.980; 63. Dan Oswalt, Oswalt D1, 17.017; 64. Dave Ekern, Ekern 11E, 17.048; 65. Jeff Mitrisin, Mitrisin 5J, 17.062; 66. Randy Nygaard, Nygaard 63, 17.082; 67. Joe Roe, Roe 61, 17.088; 68. Jim Melis, Melis 51M, 17.121; 69. Steve Ballenger, Ballenger 1KW, 17.166; 70. Frank Filsko, Filsko 27F, 17.204; 71. Jeff Haines, Haines 16H, 17.250; 72. John Lambertz, Lambertz 12L, 17.303; 73. Kevin Frey, Trostle 20F, 17.344; 74. Terry LoSasso, Lone Coyote Racing 6, 17.549; 75. Howie Gleason, Gleason 21G, 17.604; 76. Seth Brahmer, R&R Racing 26B, 17.714; 77. Justin Via, Via 24V, 18.196; 78. Jack Lowder, Binns 2R, 18.658; 79. Devlin Polkinghorn, Vonderfecht 65, 19.045; 80. Steve Smith, Smith 19, no time; 81. Ricky Logan, Campbell 7C, no time; 82. Brian Schnee, Schnee 20, no time. Last-Chance Heat Race #1 (eight laps): 1. Kenny Hansen, 2. Fred Rahmer, 3. Shane Carson, 4. Mike Frost, 5. Aaron Lemmons ($100); 6. Jim Melis ($75); 7. John Lambertz ($50); 8. Jack Lowder ($45); 9. Seth Brahmer ($40); 10. Terry LoSasso ($35); 11. Curt Grogan ($30); 12. Dan Oswalt ($25); 13. Jeff Mitrisin ($25); 14. Frank Filsko ($25). (first four qualified for the "C" Feature) Last-Chance Heat Race #2 (eight laps): 1. Marlon Jones, 2. Jerrod Hull, 3. John Bankston, 4. Kim Mock, 5. Bob Weuve ($100); 6. Jerry Potter ($75); 7. Steve Ballenger ($50); 8. Dave Ekern ($45); 9. Justin Via ($40); 10. Howie Gleason ($35); 11. Randy Nygaard ($30); 12. Kevin Frey ($25); 13. Devlin Polkinghorn ($25); 14. Jeff Haines ($25). (first four qualified for the "C" Feature) First Quaker State Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Keith Kauffman, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Bob White, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Manny Rockhold, 6. Rich Bubak, 7. Travis Cram, 8. Mitchell Moore, 9. Peter Murphy ($50); 10. Dion Hindi. (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Second Quaker State Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Danny Lasoski, 2. Steve Beitler, 3. Rocky Hodges, 4. Steve Coelho, 5. Leonard Lee, 6. Larry Neighbors, 7. Vance Peterson, 8. J.R. Topper, 9. Chris Walraven ($50). DNS - Bobby Allen. (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Third Quaker State Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Lance Blevins, 2. Terry McCarl, 3. Jerry Richert, Jr., 4. Dave Blaney, 5. Jim Carr, 6. Billy Pauch, 7. Randy Smith, 8. Jaymie Moyle, 9. Don Goeden ($50). DNS - Jim Nier. (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Fourth Quaker State Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Ed Lynch, Jr., 2. Bobby Davis, Jr., 3. Stevie Smith, 4. Don Droud, Jr., 5. Dennis Moore, Jr., 6. Ronald Laney, 7. Aaron Berryhill, 8. Pat Bourke, 9. Randy Martin ($50); 10. Joe Roe. (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Fifth Quaker State Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Craig Dollansky, 2. Shawn Moore, 3. Dale Blaney, 4. Joe Gaerte, 5. Kevin Gobrecht, 6. Mike Peters, 7. Bobby Mincer, 8. Troy Parsons, 9. Len Thompson, 10. Sid Blandford ($50). (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) C Feature (10 laps): 1. Dion Hindi, 2. Len Thompson, 3. Pat Bourke, 4. Fred Rahmer ($225); 5. Shane Carson ($200); 6. Jerrod Hull ($190); 7. Kim Mock ($180); 8. Marlon Jones ($170); 9. Kenny Hansen ($160); 10. John Bankston ($150); 11. Joe Roe ($140); 12. Mike Frost ($130). DNS - Bobby Allen, Jim Nier, Chris Walraven, Sid Blandford, Randy Martin, Peter Murphy. (first two qualified for the "B" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Dennis Moore, Jr., 2. Jaymie Moyle, 3. Aaron Berryhill ($450); 4. Larry Neighbors ($410); 5. Travis Cram ($350); 6. Manny Rockhold ($320); 7. Leonard Lee ($295); 8. Kevin Gobrecht ($270); 9. Ronald Laney ($235); 10. Jim Carr ($220); 11. Dion Hindi ($340); 12. Mitchell Moore ($180); 13. Vance Peterson ($175); 14. Randy Smith ($170); 15. Pat Bourke ($315); 16. Troy Parsons ($160); 17. Bobby Mincer ($155); 18. Len Thompson ($300); 19. Mike Peters ($155); 20. Rich Bubak ($150); 21. J.R. Topper ($135); 22. Billy Pauch ($140). (first two qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Preliminary Feature (20 laps): 1. Terry McCarl ($4,100); 2. Dave Blaney ($2,580); 3. Danny Lasoski ($2,135); 4. Craig Dollansky ($1,875); 5. Steve Kinser ($1,600); 6. Stevie Smith ($1,490); 7. Joe Gaerte ($1,380); 8. Greg Hodnett ($1,280); 9. Don Droud, Jr. ($1,180); 10. Keith Kauffman ($1,125); 11. Lance Blevins ($1,025); 12. Shawn Moore ($900); 13. Jerry Richert, Jr. ($790); 14. Ed Lynch, Jr. ($725); 15. Bobby Davis, Jr. ($600); 16. Dennis Moore, Jr. ($670); 17. Rocky Hodges ($465); 18. Dale Blaney ($440); 19. Steve Beitler ($425); 20. Jaymie Moyle ($550); 21. Bob White ($390); 22. Steve Coelho ($380). 6:20.9 Lap leaders: Terry McCarl 1-7, 16-20; Danny Lasoski 8-15 EcoWater Quick-Time Award winner: Steve Kinser WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Steve Smith , Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Craig Dollansky , Larry Neighbors , Jeff Mitrisin , Aaron Berryhill , Billy Pauch , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Peter Murphy