Lernerville report 96-07-30

Mark Kinser Dominates Fifth Annual Silver Cup By Richard Day SARVER, PA (July 30) - After going his whole career without a victory at Lernerville Speedway, Mark Kinser is making up for it in what is turning out to be...

Mark Kinser Dominates Fifth Annual Silver Cup By Richard Day SARVER, PA (July 30) - After going his whole career without a victory at Lernerville Speedway, Mark Kinser is making up for it in what is turning out to be a career year for him. Kinser completed a sweep of the 1996 Skoal Outlaw Series races at Lernerville Tuesday when he dominated the Fifth Annual Don Martin Silver Cup event. He received his 26th EcoWater Quick- Time Award of the year after breaking Lernerville's one-lap record, then earned the right to start the "A" Feature on the pole by winning the Vivarin Dash and led all 35 laps in the main event. The $29,000 he received was the second-largest winner's share offered in a World of Outlaws race so far this season. Mark's 12.875-second time trial was .151 seconds faster than the previous record and almost a half-second faster than Steve Kinser, the second-fastest qualifier. "We've been concentrating on the big races," the World of Outlaws points leader told the standing-room-only crowd from victory lane. "Johnny (Herrera) won the King's Royal, so we've been pointing toward this one and the (Amoco) Knoxville Nationals. I'm really glad to get this one." Mark burst into the lead as the green flag fell in the main event. Before he completed the first lap, however, a turn-four collision sent Billy Pauch flipping and caused defending Silver Cup champion Stevie Smith to slide off the racing surface. Since Smith and Pauch started inside the third and fourth rows, respectively, Sammy Swindell and Dave Blaney each moved forward a row in the restart lineup. Blaney, winner of three Skoal Outlaw Series "A" Features at Lernerville, took the high line into fourth place as Steve Kinser and Pennsylvanian Ed Lynch, Jr., exchanged the runner-up spot during the second and third laps. "The Buckeye Bullet" steered the #10 Vivarin J&J deep into the second corner to pass Lynch for third place early in lap four. Mark was a full straightaway ahead of his closest pursuers when he entered lapped traffic five laps into the race. Blaney caught "The King of the Outlaws" two laps later, and took over second place with a low move into turn two the next time around. Blaney closed to within five car-lengths of the lead within five laps, and caught Mark in dense lapped traffic early in lap 14. Less than a car-length separated Kinser and "The Buckeye Bullet" during the next six laps before Lance Blevins stopped the #21 Citgo J&J on the front straightaway with a flat right rear tire. The caution allowed Smith's crew to repair the front wing on the #71M EcoWater Systems Maxim. Mark raced away from the field and Andy Hillenburg passed Lynch for fourth place as the race resumed. Kinser opened a five- car-length cushion within two laps after the race resumed, only to have Blaney catch him behind a pack of backmarkers early in the 23rd lap. Kinser held his line in dense lapped traffic for two laps before finding a route around the backmarkers early in lap 26. He increased his advantage to a half-straightaway while Blaney chased the lapped cars for another lap. Second Quaker State Heat Race winner Bob Felmlee crashed into the fourth-corner retaining wall late in the 32nd lap, setting up a four-lap dash to the checkered flag. A lapped car restarting between the leaders kept Blaney from challenging Mark, who took the checkered flag with six car-lengths to spare. "I had to pick my way through lapped traffic," Mark said, "but seeing Dave woke me up." The final lap featured a three-car battle for third place. With Hillenburg keeping his #2 STP J&J in the low groove and Swindell racing around the rim, both passed Steve Kinser at the flagstand. But Kinser, a 12-time Skoal Outlaw Series "A" Feature winner at Lernerville, steered his #11 Quaker State Maxim into the high groove to pass Sammy and Andy in the first corner. Swindell passed Hillenburg in turn three to claim fourth place. Jeff Swindell, the 1993 Silver Cup champion, finished sixth, ahead of Lynch, 19th-starting Jac Haudenschild, Dale Blaney and Bobby Allen. WoO 1996 World of Outlaws/Skoal Outlaw Series Fifth Annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA Tuesday, July 30, Feature Program #43 Qualifications: 1. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 12.875 (new one- lap record); 2. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 13.237; 3. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 13.253; 4. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 13.271; 5. Paul McMahan, Roth 83, 13.302; 6. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 13.318; 7. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 13.328; 8. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 13.337; 9. Bobby Allen, Allen 1a, 13.347; 10. Billy Pauch, Zemaitis 1Z, 13.356; 11. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 13.367; 12. Joe Gaerte, Gaerte 3G, 13.369; 13. Johnny Herrera, Sonner 47, 13.378; 14. Jeff Shepard, Wahlie 1W, 13.545; 15. Van Gurley, Jr., Gurley 3B, 13.550; 16. Dale Blaney, Hughes 94, 13.554; 17. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 13.577; 18. Bob Felmlee, Felmlee 6, 13.605; 19. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23S, 13.623; 20. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 13.630; 21. Tim Shaffer, J&M Motorsports 55, 13.654; 22. Jim Carr, McCarr 7M, 13.683; 23. Joey Saldana, Stanton 75, 13.704; 24. Fred Rahmer, Hamilton 77, 13.720; 25. Ralph Spithaler, Spithaler 56, 13.724; 26. Dean Jacobs, Davis 1F, 13.767; 27. Greg Hodnett, Helm 11H, 13.770; 28. Tim Kuhn, Kuhn 11K, 13.824; 29. Davey Jones, Jones 76, 13.858; 30. Kenny Jacobs, Ashworth 92, 13.860; 31. Tommy Burns, Burns 7C, 13.972; 32. Jesse Smith, Smith 29, 14.059; 33. Jamie Smith, Smith 5N, 14.059; 34. Bob Altmeyer, Altmeyer 14, 14.077; 35. Brian Paulus, P&P Motorsports 28, 14.124; 36. Tim Tonn, Tonn 191, 14.136; 37. Craig Rankin, R&G Engine Rebuilders 27, 14.212; 38. Brian Ellenberger, Ellenberger 20, 14.278; 39. Doug Zucco, Zucco 69Z, 14.278; 40. Marshall Shonk, Shonk 17, 14.460; 41. Kenny Hardy, Dionise 15, 14.573; 42. Jerry Matus, Matus 1M, 14.578; 43. William Kiley, Kiley 4K, 14.823; 44. Steve Pedley, Pedley 210; 14.243; 45. Brent Matus, Matus 33, 15.858; 46. Mike Henshaw, Henshaw 71, 15.975; 47. Tim Buttyan, Buttyan 95, 16.025; 48. Bill Moore, Moore 06, 16.038. First Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Lance Blevins, 2. Tim Shaffer, 3. Mark Kinser, 4. Johnny Herrera, 5. Paul McMahan, 6. Bobby Allen, 7. Ralph Spithaler, 8. Bob Altmeyer, 9. Davey Jones, 10. Kenny Hardy, 11. Brent Matus, 12. Craig Rankin. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Bob Felmlee, 2. Billy Pauch, 3. Steve Kinser, 4. Jim Carr, 5. Stevie Smith, 6. Kenny Jacobs, 7. Jeff Shepard, 8. Dean Jacobs, 9. Jamie Smith, 10. Brian Ellenberger, 11. Jerry Matus, 12. Mike Henshaw. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Dave Blaney, 2. Ed Lynch, Jr., 3. Joey Saldana, 4. Jeff Swindell, 5. Frankie Kerr, 6. Greg Hodnett, 7. Van Gurley, Jr., 8. Brian Paulus, 9. Tommy Burns, 10. Doug Zucco, 11. William Kiley, 12. Tim Buttyan. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild, 2. Dale Blaney, 3. Joe Gaerte, 4. Andy Hillenburg, 5. Fred Rahmer, 6. Sammy Swindell, 7. Marshall Shonk, 8. Steve Pedley, 9. Tim Tonn, 10. Tim Kuhn, 11. Jesse Smith, 12. Bill Moore. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Ed Lynch, Jr., 4. Andy Hillenburg, 5. Stevie Smith, 6. Jeff Swindell, 7. Billy Pauch, 8. Paul McMahan. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) C Feature (eight laps): 1. Marshall Shonk, 2. Jerry Matus, 3. Doug Zucco ($135); 4. Steve Pedley ($110); 5. Brent Matus ($90); 6. Kenny Hardy ($80); 7. Mike Henshaw ($70); 8. Bill Moore ($60); 9. Tim Buttyan ($50); 10. William Kiley ($45). (first two qualified for the "B" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Sammy Swindell, 2. Jeff Shepard, 3. Bobby Allen, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Van Gurley, Jr. ($210); 6. Ralph Spithaler, 7. Dean Jacobs ($185); 8. Kenny Jacobs ($160); 9. Jamie Smith, 10. Davey Jones ($110); 11. Brian Paulus ($100); 12. Tommy Burns ($90); 13. Bob Altmeyer ($70); 14. Jerry Matus ($80); 15. Marshall Shonk ($80); 16. Brian Ellenberger ($80); 17. Jesse Smith ($60); 18. Tim Kuhn ($80); 19. Tim Tonn ($60); 20. Craig Rankin ($60). (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (35 laps): 1. Mark Kinser ($29,010); 2. Dave Blaney ($10,010); 3. Steve Kinser ($6,010); 4. Sammy Swindell ($3,530); 5. Andy Hillenburg ($2,510); 6. Jeff Swindell ($2,210); 7. Ed Lynch, Jr. ($2,110); 8. Jac Haudenschild ($2,010); 9. Dale Blaney ($1,610); 10. Bobby Allen ($1,530); 11. Joe Gaerte ($1,410); 12. Paul McMahan ($1,310); 13. Johnny Herrera ($1,160); 14. Frankie Kerr ($1,110); 15. Jeff Shepard ($1,080); 16. Fred Rahmer ($1,010); 17. Greg Hodnett ($730); 18. Jamie Smith ($510); 19. Lance Blevins ($410); 20. Stevie Smith ($410); 21. Bob Felmlee ($410); 22. Joey Saldana ($410); 23. Ralph Spithaler ($410); 24. Tim Shaffer ($410); 25. Jim Carr ($410); 26. Billy Pauch ($410). (Jamie Smith and Ralph Spithaler were provisionals) Lap leader: Mark Kinser 1-35 EcoWater Quick-Time Award winner: Mark Kinser WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Tim Shaffer , Mark Kinser , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Davy Jones , Kenny Jacobs , Brian Paulus , Dean Jacobs , Joey Saldana , Paul McMahan , Billy Pauch , Dave Blaney , Jesse Smith , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell