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'King' Dominates Second Preliminary Program By Richard Day KNOXVILLE, IA (August 13) - Steve Kinser took a big step toward his 12th Amoco Knoxville Nationals championship Thursday by dominating the Second...

'King' Dominates Second Preliminary Program By Richard Day KNOXVILLE, IA (August 13) - Steve Kinser took a big step toward his 12th Amoco Knoxville Nationals championship Thursday by dominating the Second Preliminary Program at Knoxville Raceway. Kinser, whose crew changed the magneto in his #11 Quaker State Maxim before the qualifying session, recorded the sixth- fastest time in the 71-car field. He won the First Racing Champions Heat Race from inside the fifth row and led the final 12 1/2 laps to win the Second Preliminary Feature. He scored 490 points, the most among the 140-car field in the preliminary programs. Barring a total collapse in Friday's "A" Scramble, Kinser's dominating performance Thursday assured him of his 12th front-row start in Amoco Knoxville Nationals competition. "We got a little bit loose out there, but we won the heat and the feature," Steve said. "We got ourselves in a position to get a shot to win Saturday. That's what we wanted to do tonight." "The King of the Outlaws" had his way in the First Racing Champions Heat Race, passing five cars during the first lap and taking the lead two laps later. He started outside the second row in the Preliminary Feature and passed Third Racing Champions Heat Race winner Garry Brazier as Greg Hodnett burst into the lead from the pole. Outside polesitter Donny Schatz battled Hodnett for three laps before winning a front-straightaway drag race to take the lead at the end of the fourth lap. Kinser took over second place with a back-stretch pass of Hodnett midway through lap six. He caught Schatz a lap later, and passed him for the lead with a low move out of the second corner early in the eighth lap. Former Knoxville Raceway champion Johnny Herrera passed Hodnett on the front straightaway for third place the next time around. Kinser, who last won the Amoco Knoxville Nationals in 1995, opened a half-straightaway lead during lap 13. He maintained a comfortable advantage until he took the checkered flag. "We had the car a little loose in qualifying, got it pretty good for the heat race and left if alone in the feature," Kinser said. "This is nice, but if I can get back here Saturday night I'll be smiling a lot more than I am right now." Schatz held off the hard-charging Herrera for second place. Brazier finished fourth, ahead of Jac Haudenschild, Hodnett, Paul McMahan, Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner Kenny Jacobs, Tim Shaffer and 18th-starting Larry Neighbors. Haudenschild drove the #22 Pennzoil Maxim past McMahan and Jacobs during the final three laps to claim second place in the 38th Annual Amoco Knoxville Nationals point standings. Jacobs received his first Vivarin Fast-Time Award of the season for pacing the qualifying session with a 15.611-second, 115.303-m.p.h. lap around the legendary semi-banked, 1/2-mile oval. Stevie Smith, the runner-up to Kinser in the 1993 Amoco Knoxville Nationals championship feature, was only the 26th- fastest qualifier. His crew, headed by his father, Steve, changed the engine in the #19 Ingersoll-Rand Black Bandit after time trials, but still finished fifth in the First Racing Champions Heat Race. He made a late run in the "B" Feature to claim the final qualifying position in the evening's main event. He started outside the 11th row in the Preliminary Feature and raced into 14th place. Tyler Walker, the 1996 Rookie of the Nationals, won the "B" Feature then passed eight cars to finish 13th in the Preliminary Feature. WoO 1998 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series 38th Annual Amoco Knoxville Nationals Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA Thursday, August 13, Preliminary Program #2 Qualifications: 1. Kenny Jacobs, Hughes 94, 15.611; 2. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 15.695; 3. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 15.717; 4. Tyler Walker, Walker 35, 15.743; 5. Paul McMahan, Stanton 75, 15.780; 6. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 15.789; 7. Peter Murphy, Williams 0M, 15.855; 8. Garry Brazier, Brazier 21AU, 15.867; 9. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 15.878; 10. Don Droud, Jr., DOCC Motorsports 15.941; 11. John Bankston, Bankston 8, 15.953; 12. Greg Hodnett, Apple Motorsports 12, 15.953; 13. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 15.960; 14. Kevin Huntley, Daugherty 7, 16.027; 15. Johnny Herrera, Sonner 47, 16.042; 16. Brian Paulus, P&P Motorsports 28, 16.059; 17. Mike Peters, Grandstaff 66, 16.096; 18. Craig Dollansky, Gleason 21G, 16.105; 19. Tim Shaffer, Helm 11H, 16.111; 20. Joey Saldana, Mox 17, 16.132; 21. Charlie Fisher, Fisher 48, 16.147; 22. Jaymie Moyle, Vanderecken 10, 16.163; 23. Sean Michael, Harz 88M, 16.170; 24. Tim Crawley, Crawley 87, 16.195; 25. Larry Pinegar II, Pinegar 11L, 16.200; 26. Stevie Smith, Smith 19, 16.206; 27. Brent Antill, Jordan 1B, 16.221; 28. Ronald Laney, Laney 52, 16.237; 29. John Kearney, Kearney 86, 16.249; 30. Brad Furr, Furr 2F, 16.274; 31. Travis Cram, RCMP 12, 16.275; 32. Manny Rockhold, Rockhold 71, 16.294; 33. Dan Oswalt, Oswalt D1, 17.298; 34. Blake Robertson, BR Motorsports 15R, 16.328; 35. Donny Goeden, Goeden 27G, 16.337; 36. Wayne Johnson, Archer 31A, 16.353; 37. Keith Kauffman, Johnson U2, 16.362; 38. Rocky Hodges, Holbrook 8R, 16.383; 39. Kevin Whitworth, Whitworth 5K, 16.411; 40. Terry McCarl, McCarl 24, 16.428; 41. Billy Wilburn, Wilburn 0W, 16.513; 42. Steve King, King 88x, 16.544; 43. John Sernett, Sernett 91, 16.551; 44. Leonard Lee, Lee 16L, 16.654; 45. Larry Neighbors, Neighbors 29N, 16.663; 46. Joe Kouba, Kouba 55K, 17.689; 47. Bryan Grimes, Grimes 6B, 16.716; 48. Shane Stewart, Stewart 9S, 16.723; 49. Bill McCroskey, BW Racing 16.731; 50. Tony Norem, Sibet 45, 16.766; 51. Jerry Richert, Jr., Woodke 1W, 16.760; 52. Gerald Cressman, Cressman 56C, 16.842; 53. Jason Statler, ATM/Rios 00, 16.918; 54. Jason Johnson, Johnson 57, 16.974; 55. Justin Henderson, Henderson 83JR, 17.073; 56. Tommy GScott, Scott 4S, 17.066; 57. Kenny Hansen, Hansen 4, 17.155; 58. Toni Lutar, Lutar 4x, 17.186; 59. Tim Engler, Engler 73, 17.194; 60. Jerry Crabb, Crabb 12C, 17.206; 61. Lyle Howey III, Howey 55H, 17.221; 62. Bob Altmeyer, Altmeyer 14A, 17.245; 63. Bobby Mincer, Mincer 15M, 17.766; 64. Jeff Johnson, Holland 27, 17.781; 65. Dan Dittrich, Dittrich 4D, 17.843; 66. Rich Bubak, Stroud 1S, 17.882; 67. Tim Deaver, Deaver 34, 17.943; 68. Dave Ekern, Wilson 3, 18.011; 69. Curt Grogan, Grogan 5x, no time; 70. Chad Smith, Smith 17C, no time; 71. Kerry Madsen, Simmons 8L, no time. First Racing Champions Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Kenny Jacobs, 3. Charlie Fisher, 4. Keith Kauffman, 5. Stevie Smith, 6. Steve King, 7. John Bankston, 8. Brian Paulus, 9. Travis Cram, 10. Bryan Grimes. (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Second Racing Champions Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Shane Stewart, 2. Jac Haudenschild, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Rocky Hodges, 5. John Sernett, 6. Jaymie Moyle, 7. Peter Murphy, 8. Brent Antill, 9. Mike Peters, 10. Manny Rockhold. (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Third Racing Champions Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Garry Brazier, 2. Ed Lynch, Jr., 3. Justin Henderson, 4. Lance Blevins, 5. Sean Michael, 6. Kevin Whitworth, 7. Blake Robertson, 8. Bill McCroskey, 9. Ronald Laney ($50); 10. Craig Dollansky. (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Fourth Racing Champions Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Donny Schatz, 2. Jerry Richert, Jr., 3. Tim Crawley, 4. Tim Shaffer, 5. Tyler Walker, 6. John Kearney, 7. Terry McCarl, 8. Kevin Huntley, 9. Leonard Lee ($50); 10. Donny Goeden ($50). (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Fifth Racing Champions Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Johnny Herrera, 2. Paul McMahan, 3. Larry Neighbors, 4. Joey Saldana, 5. Don Droud, Jr., 6. Tony Norem, 7. Wayne Johnson, 8. Larry Pinegar II, 9. Brad Furr, 10. Billy Wilburn. (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) C Feature (10 laps): 1. Mike Peters, 2. Craig Dollansky, 3. Brad Furr ($300); 4. Manny Rockhold ($250); 5. Travis Cram ($225); 6. Bryan Grimes ($200); 7. Jason Statler ($140); 8. Gerald Cressman ($130); 9. Jason Johnson ($120); 10. Tommy Scott ($110); 11. Billy Wilburn ($160); 12. Lyle Howey III ($100); 13. Kenny Hansen ($1000; 14. Toni Lutar ($90); 15. Bob Altmeyer ($80). DNS - Leonard Lee, Ronald Laney, Donny Goeden. (first two qualified for the "B" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Tyler Walker, 2. Stevie Smith, 3. Don Droud, Jr. ($570); 4. Peter Murphy ($450); 5. John Bankston ($400); 6. Craig Dollansky ($500); 7. Brian Paulus ($300); 8. Kevin Huntley ($275); 9. Terry McCarl ($250); 10. Sean Michael ($245); 11. Brent Antill ($200); 12. Jaymie Moyle ($200); 13. Larry Pinegar II ($180); 14. Mike Peters ($325); 15. Blake Robertson ($170); 16. Tony Norem ($175); 17. Steve King ($170); 18. John Sernett ($175); 19. Wayne Johnson ($150); 20. Bill McCroskey ($150); 21. Kevin Whitworth ($160); 22. John Kearney ($160). (first two qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Preliminaary Feature (20 laps): 1. Steve Kinser ($5,125); 2. Donny Schatz ($4,125); 3. Johnny Herrera ($3,625); 4. Garry Brazier ($2,625); 5. Jac Haudenschild ($2,100); 6. Greg Hodnett ($1,840); 7. Paul McMahan ($1,600); 8. Kenny Jacobs ($1,500); 9. Tim Shaffer ($1,380); 10. Larry Neighbors ($1,290); 11. Keith Kauffman ($1,180); 12. Lance Blevins ($1,080); 13. Tyler Walker ($1,170); 14. Stevie Smith ($1,070); 15. Joey Saldana ($780); 16. Rocky Hodges ($680); 17. Ed Lynch, Jr. ($590); 18. Jerry Richert, Jr. ($500); 19. Charlie Fisher ($465); 20. Justin Henderson ($440); 21. Shane Stewart ($450); 22. Tim Crawley ($390). Lap leaders: Greg Hodnett 1-3, Donny Schatz 4-7, Steve Kinser 8-20 Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner: Kenny Jacobs WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tim Shaffer , Brad Furr , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Craig Dollansky , Kenny Jacobs , Tyler Walker , Larry Neighbors , Brian Paulus , Joey Saldana , Kerry Madsen , Paul McMahan , Shane Stewart , Toni Lutar , Jac Haudenschild , Wayne Johnson , Johnny Herrera , Tim Crawley , Jason Statler , Peter Murphy , Jason Johnson
Teams Williams