Las Vegas Silver State Shootout Review

Steve Kinser Keeps Vegas Winning Streak Alive By Richard Day LAS VEGAS, NV (March 3) -- How appropriate ... Steve Kinser is celebrating his Silver Anniversary in racing and his domination of the Silver...

Steve Kinser Keeps Vegas Winning Streak Alive By Richard Day LAS VEGAS, NV (March 3) -- How appropriate ... Steve Kinser is celebrating his Silver Anniversary in racing and his domination of the Silver State Shootout at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is reminiscent of his Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series glory days. "The King of the Outlaws" added to his winning streak with a commanding performance Friday as TNN televised the second preliminary program from Las Vegas. The $5,000 victory gave Kinser the luxury of starting Saturday's 30-lap championship feature on the pole. "It just feels really good to have a car that feels this comfortable," Kinser said. "It gives you a lot of confidence. I have to thank Quaker State, Maxim Chassic, Hoosier Tires and my whole crew. It's a real team effort. We went to Phoenix and tested before we started the season. We we did some work on our motor program, and it looks like it's starting to pay off. I'm just real happy to be racing this good again." The #11 Quaker State Maxim - with the special 25th-anniversary look designed by Steve's wife, Dana - was strong throughout the program. Kinser, the eighth-fastest qualifier in the 51-car field, won the Fourth NAPA AUTO PARTS Heat Race and the Second Channellock Dash for the right to start the Preliminary Feature outside the front row. Kinser won a front-straightaway drag race with pole-sitter Stevie Smith to take the lead as the green flag fell and never looked back. He was three seconds ahead of Smith when he entered lapped traffic three laps into the race. Sammy Swindell, who set the single-lap record at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last November, steered his #1 Channellock Stealth deep into the fourth corner to pass Smith for second place two laps later. Swindell closed to within 2.5 seconds of Kinser by lap seven. Smith's #19 Ingersoll-Rand Black Bandit bicycled in turn four late in the 11th lap, allowing Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series points leader Danny Lasoski to pass him for third. Kinser, slicing through lapped traffic with ease, increased his advantage to 3.7 seconds midway through the race. Smith rode the rim around "The Dude" in turn one to regain third place early in lap 18. Jac Haudenschild, who loosened Joey Saldana's hold on the Vivarin Fast-Time Award with a 123.347-m.p.h. lap, lost a spot in the First Channellock Dash when he finished sixth in the First NAPA AUTO PARTS Heat Race. Winning the "B" Feature gave him the 11th row inside starting position in the evening's main event. He drove the #22 Elden Racing Maxim past 14 cars in the first 26 laps before passing Jeff Shepard for sixth with a low move in the second corner one lap later. Although Kinser enjoyed a comfortable advantage for much of the race, Swindell never stopped pursuing him. Sammy caught "The King of the Outlaws" in turn three and raced wheel-to-wheel with him through the fourth corner late in the 28th lap. With a couple of daring moves in lapped traffic during the final lap, Kinser won by 1.9 seconds. "I was really concerned about Sammy with two laps to go," Steve admitted. "I got bottled up there and the #7 car died in front of me. I ran into him and that let two or three of them I had already passed get by me. If it would have been a little closer, we'd have been in trouble. I'm just glad we had a good lead. I broke through them on the inside and opened it back up a little bit. "I was a little loose getting off two, but I could burn three and four up good." Smith finished in third place, ahead of Lasoski, Andy Hillenburg, Haudenschild, Shepard, Paul McMahan, Donny Schatz and 23rd-starting Greg Hodnett. Magneto problems in the #93 Amoco Maxim caused Dale Blaney to qualify only 15th-quick. He raced into third place in the Third NAPA AUTO PARTS Heat Race and fourth in the First Channellock Dash, however, then finished 13th in the Preliminary Feature. Brad Furr was unable to qualify after crashing his family's #2F sprinter in hot laps. Furr rested while his crew built a new car for Saturday's championship racing program. A standing-room-only crowd packed Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The last ticket was sold with more than 2,000 fans waiting in line. WoO 2000 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Fourth Annual Silver State Shootout Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV Friday, March 3, Preliminary Program #2 Vivarin qualifications: 1. Jac Haudenschild, Elden Racing 22, 14.593; 2. Joey Saldana, Saldana Motorsports 17, 14.729; 3. Brian Paulus, P&P Motorsports 28, 14.767; 4. Craig Dollansky, Dollansky 7, 14.795; 5. Stevie Smith, Smith Racing 19, 14.834; 6. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 14.889; 7. Danny Lasoski, Roth Racing 83, 14.949; 8. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 14.971; 9. Paul McMahan, Johnson U2, 14.977; 10. Toni Lutar, Lutar 4, 15.031; 11. Jason Meyers, Carter 14, 15.092; 12. Sammy Swindell, Swindell Motorsports 1, 15.116; 13. Randy Hannagan, Holbrook 8H, 15.139; 14. Billy Wilburn, Wilburn 0W, 15.174; 15. Dale Blaney, DB Motorsports 93, 15.180; 16. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 15.188; 17. Johnny Herrera, DOCC Motorsports 20, 15.192; 18. James Chesson, Chesson 22C, 15.203; 19. Lance Blevins, Blevins Motorsports 21, 15.251; 20. Tim Kaeding, K&W Racing 10, 15.275; 21. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 15.277; 22. P.J. Chesson, Chesson 76, 15.296; 23. Tim Shaffer, Helm 11H, 15.379; 24. Jeff Shepard, Double L Racing 4J, 15.383; 25. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23S, 15.444; 26. Dennis Moore, Jr., Two Winners Racing 7TW, 15.462; 27. Peter Murphy, Williams 0, 15.468; 28. Greg Hodnett, Millennium Racing 12V, 15.486; 29. Jim Carter, Rudeen 14C, 15.503; 30. Mike Faria, Faria 4M, 15.570; 31. Daryn Pittman, Pittman 3, 15.617; 32. Tommy Tarlton, Tarlton 21T, 15.679; 33. J.R. Patton, Patton 86, 15.756; 34. Danny Wood, Woodburn 21W, 15.763; 35. Damion Gardner, Tiner 83T, 15.796; 36. Brooke Tatnell, Parsons 6, 15.824; 37. Terry McCarl, McCarl 24, 15.883; 38. Chad Hillier, Hillier 24C, 15.920; 39. Jason Solwold, Solwold 15S, 15.940; 40. Dave Lindt, Jr., Lindt 52, 16.019; 41. Kyle Schild, Schild 16, 16.038; 42. Daniel Hood, Hood 33, 16.355; 43. Ryan Flynn, Flynn F1, 16.477; 44. Dan Oswalt, Oswalt D1, 16.549; 45. Garrett Ishii, Ishii 71G, 16.741; 46. Pat Miller, Johnson 12P, 16.810; 47. Gary Ferravanti, Ferravanti 1F, 17.261; 48. Doug Lippincott, Lippincott Racing 44, 17.664; 49. Steve Cushman, Cushman 30, 18.176; 50. Ricci Faria, Faria 89, no time; 51. Brad Furr, Furr Racing 2F, no time. First NAPA AUTO PARTS Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Paul McMahan, 3. Randy Hannagan, 4. Andy Hillenburg, 5. Frankie Kerr, 6. Jac Haudenschild, 7. Johnny Herrera, 8. J.R. Patton, 9. Kyle Schild, 10. Jim Carter, 11. Garrett Ishii, 12. Terry McCarl, 13. Steve Cushman. (first five qualified for the First Channellock Dash) Second NAPA AUTO PARTS Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Joey Saldana, 3. Toni Lutar, 4. P.J. Chesson, 5. James Chesson, 6. Mike Faria, 7. Danny Wood, 8. Dennis Moore, Jr., 9. Billy Wilburn, 10. Pat Miller, 11. Chad Hillier, 12. Daniel Hood. (first five qualified for the Second Channellock Dash) Third NAPA AUTO PARTS Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Danny Lasoski, 2. Jason Meyers, 3. Dale Blaney, 4. Brian Paulus, 5. Lance Blevins, 6. Tim Shaffer, 7. Daryn Pittman, 8. Peter Murphy, 9. Jason Solwold, 10. Damion Gardner, 11. Ryan Flynn, 12. Gary Ferravanti. (first five qualified for the First Channellock Dash) Fourth NAPA AUTO PARTS Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Sammy Swindell, 3. Craig Dollansky, 4. Jeff Shepard, 5. Donny Schatz, 6. Greg Hodnett, 7. Tommy Tarlton, 8. Brooke Tatnell, 9. Dave Lindt, Jr., 10. Tim Kaeding, 11. Dan Oswalt, 12. Doug Lippincott. (first five qualified for the Second Channellock Dash) First Channellock Dash (10 laps): 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Jason Meyers, 3. Danny Lasoski, 4. Dale Blaney, 5. Paul McMahan, 6. Lance Blevins, 7. Andy Hillenburg, 8. Randy Hannagan, 9. Brian Paulus, 10. Frankie Kerr. (finish determined the first 10 inside row starting positions in the Preliminary Feature) Second Channellock Dash (10 laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. P.J. Chesson, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Mark Kinser, 5. Toni Lutar, 6. Jeff Shepard, 7. Craig Dollansky, 8. Donny Schatz, 9. James Chesson, 10. Joey Saldana. (finish determined the first 10 outside row starting positions in the Preliminary Feature) C Feature (10 laps): 1. Terry McCarl, 2. Chad Hillier, 3. Kyle Schild ($100); 4. Ryan Flynn ($80); 5. Jason Solwold ($60); 6. Pat Miller ($50); 7. Dan Oswalt ($40); 8. Daniel Hood ($30); 9. Doug Lippincott ($25); 10. Steve Cushman ($25); 11. Garrett Ishii ($25). (first two qualified for the "B" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild, 2. Johnny Herrera, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Billy Wilburn, 5. Tim Kaeding ($150); 6. Dennis Moore, Jr., 7. Brooke Tatnell ($125); 8. Tommy Tarlton ($100); 9. Terry McCarl ($95); 10. Damion Gardner ($60); 11. Danny Wood ($50); 12. Mike Faria ($50); 13. Daryn Pittman ($50); 14. Jim Carter ($50); 15. Chad Hillier ($70); 16. J.R. Patton ($50); 17. Peter Murphy ($50); 18. Tim Shaffer. (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Preliminary Feature (30 laps): 1. Steve Kinser ($5,000); 2. Sammy Swindell ($3,000); 3. Stevie Smith ($1,800); 4. Danny Lasoski ($1,600); 5. Andy Hillenburg ($1,400); 6. Jac Haudenschild ($1,320); 7. Jeff Shepard ($1,250); 8. Paul McMahan ($1,200); 9. Donny Schatz ($1,100); 10. Greg Hodnett ($1,070); 11. Mark Kinser ($1,025); 12. Craig Dollansky ($1,000); 13. Dale Blaney ($900); 14. Jason Meyers ($700); 15. Brian Paulus ($600); 16. Lance Blevins ($550); 17. Joey Saldana ($550); 18. Randy Hannagan ($550); 19. James Chesson ($550); 20. Frankie Kerr ($550); 21. Johnny Herrera ($570); 22. Dennis Moore, Jr. ($570); 23. Toni Lutar ($550); 24. Billy Wilburn ($570); 25. Tim Shaffer ($570); 26. P.J. Chesson ($550). Provisional starters - Dennis Moore, Jr., Tim Shaffer Lap leader: Steve Kinser 1-30 Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner: Jac Haudenschild

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Tim Shaffer , Brad Furr , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , James Chesson , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , J.R. Patton , Brian Paulus , Brooke Tatnell , Daryn Pittman , Jason Meyers , Joey Saldana , Paul McMahan , Randy Hannagan , Toni Lutar , P.J. Chesson , Damion Gardner , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Tim Kaeding , Peter Murphy
Teams Williams , Millennium Racing