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Mark Kinser Defends Silver Cup Championship By Richard Day SARVER, PA (July 29) - Mark Kinser has won many significant Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series races in the last couple of years, but few have been as special...

Mark Kinser Defends Silver Cup Championship By Richard Day SARVER, PA (July 29) - Mark Kinser has won many significant Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series races in the last couple of years, but few have been as special as Tuesday's Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup victory at Lernerville Speedway. "Winning the Don Martin race is definitely special to me," Kinser said after winning the event for the second consecutive year. "Back when I started racing and I wasn't sure if I could even stay out here, Don would slip me an extra $100 to make sure I could get back home. I don't know of any other promoter who would do that." Kinser, the only driver to win more than one Silver Cup race, opened the evening's festivities by pacing the qualifying session with a 13.315-second lap around the semi-banked, 1/2-mile oval. He was rewarded for his effort with his 23rd Channellock Fast- Time Award of the year. After winning the First Heat Race from outside the third row, Kinser gave himself the luxury of starting the Vivarin Dash on the pole by picking the #0 inversion pill. Jac Haudenschild earned the right to start the "A" Feature on the pole, however, by passing Mark and winning the five-lap race. "Getting passed in the dash was definitely a wake-up call for us," Mark admitted. "We changed every bar on the car and the tire pressures." The pressure to win the $30,000 first prize was building as the green flag fell in the 35-lap main event, but a fourth-corner collision involving provisional starter Ed Lynch, Jr., and Fifth Heat Race winner Lance Blevins forced a complete restart. Kinser and Haudenschild raced wheel-to-wheel through turn four and down the front straightaway as the green flag fell a second time. Mark surged ahead in the first corner and was five car-lengths ahead of "The Wild Child" when Sammy Swindell passed Steve Kinser for third place with a low move through turn four. "Starting on the outside might have been to our advantage," Mark said. "We were able to get a good run on Haud (Haudenschild) going into turn one." Swindell was challenging Haudenschild for second place when a fuel leak caused Keith Kauffman to stop in the third corner late in lap four. Mark raced away from the field and Sammy pressured "The Wild Child" for second place as the race resumed. Dave Blaney took the low line through turn three to pass Steve Kinser for fourth place late in lap five, then followed the leaders into lapped traffic two laps later. Mark survived a close call late in the seventh lap, narrowly avoiding a collision as Blevins turned the #21 Citgo J&J completely around in turn four. "The Buckeye Bullet" was challenging Swindell for third the next time around when Fred Rahmer brought out the caution flag with a second-corner spin. Mark raced away from the field again as the green flag replaced the yellow and opened a half-straightaway advantage within 1 1/2 laps. Andy Hillenburg steered his #2 STP J&J to the lowest point between the first and second corners to pass Steve Kinser for fifth place early in lap nine. The leaders were approaching lapped traffic three laps later when Dean Jacobs stopped in the third corner with a broken drag link. Mark was building a comfortable advantage again when a collision with Joe Gaerte caused Jamie Smith to spin on the back straightaway midway through the 14th lap. Swindell and Blaney took the high line through the fourth corner to pass Haudenschild as the race resumed, then followed Kinser into lapped traffic four laps later. Following the 18th-lap restart, Mark kept the #5M Wirtgen Maxim at least eight car-lengths ahead of his closest pursuers as he raced through dense lapped traffic. Swindell was in turn three when Mark took the checkered flag. "I was actually hoping to get into traffic because I knew I had a couple of lines around the track and I didn't know if anybody else saw them," Mark said. "Traffic was an advantage for us tonight." Swindell's second-place finish pushed him into the lead in the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series driver standings. Blaney finished third to take over second place in the points race. Haudenschild held off late challenges by Hillenburg and Steve Kinser to finish fourth. Completing the top 10 were 14th-starting Stevie Smith, Billy Pauch, Lynch and Johnny Herrera. WoO 1997 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup VI Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA Tuesday, July 29, Feature Program #48 Qualifications: 1. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 13.315; 2. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 13.377; 3. Dave Blaney, Blaney/Hylton 10, 13.410; 4. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 13.477; 5. Dale Blaney, Hughes 94, 13.561; 6. Fred Rahmer, Hamilton 77, 13.640; 7. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 13.658; 8. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 13.709; 9. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 13.715; 10. Paul McMahan, Stanton 75, 13.744; 11. Bob Felmlee, Felmlee 6, 13.751; 12. Dean Jacobs, Jacobs 1F, 13.778; 13. Joe Gaerte, Gaerte 3G, 13.778; 14. Garry Brazier, Brazier 1AU, 13.828; 15. Greg Hodnett, Helm 11H, 13.885; 16. Tyler Walker, Walker 35, 13.890; 17. Keith Kauffman, Johnson U2, 13.900; 18. Stevie Smith, Smith 19, 13.900; 19. Billy Pauch, Zemaitis 1Z, 13.933; 20. Johnny Herrera, Sonner 47, 13.939; 21. Brian Paulus, P&P Motorsports 28, 13.955; 22. Tim Shaffer, J&M Motorsports 55, 13.993; 23. Craig Dollansky, Wahlie 1W, 13.996; 24. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 14.024; 25. Joey Saldana, Gray 51, 14.086; 26. Bobby Allen, Allen 1a, 14.105; 27. Craig Rankin, Guzzo 77R, 14.140; 28. Dion Hindi, Hindi 11D, 14.187; 29. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 14.199; 30. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 14.205; 31. Jamie Smith, Smith 5, 14.216; 32. Terry McCarl, Holbrook 8H, 14.273; 33. Scott Bonnell, Bonnell 99, 14.337; 34. Bill Bailey, Crawford 3C, 14.398; 35. Brian Ellenberger, Ellenberger 20, 14.473; 36. Bob Altmeyer, Altmeyer 14, 14.759; 37. Dave Murdick, Murdick 61, 14.796; 38. Glenn Noland, Noland 34, 14.894; 39. Kenny Hardy, Dionese 15V, 14.960; 40. Jim Damon, Damon 50x, 14.996; 41. Jerry Matus, Matus 1J, 15.185; 42. John Stickley, Stickley L7, 15.225; 43. Arnie Kent, Kent 18, 15.320; 44. Mike Henshaw, Jr., Henshaw 71, 15.454; 45. William Kiley, Kiley 4K, 15.476; 46. Davey Jones, Jones 75, 15.487; 47. Brent Matus, Matus 33, 15.734; 48. Bob Walters, Walters 42, 15.777; 49. C.W. Harshman, Harshman 53, 15.893; 50. Chuck Kirk, Kirk 3K, 16.057; 51. Gale Ruth, Jr., Ruth 5x, 16.127; 52. Jerry Frew, Frew 4F, 16.575; 53. Sheila Rankin, Rankin 6R, 16.685. First Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Bobby Allen, 3. Fred Rahmer, 4. Jamie Smith, 5. Bob Felmlee, 6. Brian Paulus, 7. Davey Jones, 8. Bob Altmeyer, 9. Jerry Matus, 10. Gale Ruth, Jr., 11. Tyler Walker. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Tim Shaffer, 2. Sammy Swindell, 3. Jac Haudenschild, 4. Dean Jacobs, 5. Keith Kauffman, 6. Craig Rankin, 7. Dave Murdick, 8. Terry McCarl, 9. John Stickley, 10. Brent Matus, 11. Jerry Frew. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Craig Dollansky, 2. Stevie Smith, 3. Dave Blaney, 4. Joe Gaerte, 5. Ed Lynch, Jr., 6. Dion Hindi, 7. Scott Bonnell, 8. Arnie Kent, 9. Bob Walters, 10. Sheila Rankin, 11. Glenn Noland. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Donny Schatz, 3. Billy Pauch, 4. Andy Hillenburg, 5. Garry Brazier, 6. Bill Bailey, 7. Jeff Swindell, 8. Mike Henshaw, Jr., 9. C.W. Harshman, 10. Kenny Hardy. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Fifth Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Lance Blevins, 2. Joey Saldana, 3. Johnny Herrera, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Dale Blaney, 6. Paul McMahan, 7. Brian Ellenberger, 8. William Kiley, 9. Chuck Kirk, 10. Jim Damon. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild, 2. Mark Kinser, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Steve Kinser, 5. Andy Hillenburg, 6. Dave Blaney, 7. Dean Jacobs, 8. Fred Rahmer. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) C Feature (10 laps): 1. Kenny Hardy, 2. Arnie Kent, 3. Davey Jones ($125); 4. Jerry Matus ($100); 5. John Stickley ($80); 6. Mike Henshaw, Jr. ($70); 7. William Kiley ($60); 8. Bob Walters 9. C.W. Harshman ($50); 10. Sheila Rankin ($40); 11. Jerry Frew ($30); 12. Chuck Kirk ($30); 13. Brent Matus ($30); 14. Jim Damon ($30); 15. Gale Ruth, Jr. ($30). (first two qualified for the "B" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Jeff Swindell, 2. Keith Kauffman, 3. Paul McMahan, 4. Bob Felmlee, 5. Dion Hindi ($200); 6. Ed Lynch, Jr., 7. Garry Brazier ($180); 8. Brian Paulus ($150); 9. Bill Bailey ($110); 10. Tyler Walker ($90); 11. Brian Ellenberger ($80); 12. Dave Murdick ($60); 13. Bob Altmeyer ($50); 14. Scott Bonnell ($50); 15. Kenny Hardy ($70); 16. Glenn Noland ($50); 17. Craig Rankin ($50); 18. Arnie Kent ($70); 19. Terry McCarl ($50); 20. Dale Blaney ($50). (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (35 laps): 1. Mark Kinser ($30,000); 2. Sammy Swindell ($10,000); 3. Dave Blaney ($6,000); 4. Jac Haudenschild ($3,500); 5. Andy Hillenburg ($3,200); 6. Steve Kinser ($2,500); 7. Stevie Smith ($2,300); 8. Billy Pauch ($2,200); 9. Ed Lynch, Jr. ($2,120); 10. Johnny Herrera ($2,000); 11. Fred Rahmer ($1,500); 12. Joe Gaerte ($1,400); 13. Greg Hodnett ($1,300); 14. Joey Saldana ($1,200); 15. Paul McMahan ($1,020); 16. Jeff Swindell ($1,020); 17. Donny Schatz ($800); 18. Bob Felmlee ($620); 19. Dean Jacobs ($600); 20. Craig Dollansky ($600); 21. Lance Blevins ($600); 22. Tim Shaffer ($600); 23. Bobby Allen ($600); 24. Jamie Smith ($600); 25. Keith Kauffman ($620). (Ed Lynch, Jr., was a provisional starter) Lap leader: Mark Kinser 1-35 Channellock Fast-Time Award winner: Mark Kinser WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Tim Shaffer , Mark Kinser , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Davy Jones , Craig Dollansky , Tyler Walker , Brian Paulus , Dean Jacobs , Joey Saldana , Paul McMahan , Billy Pauch , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell