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STEVE KINSER WINS AT LERNERVILLE, HIS FIRST VICTORY OF THE YEAR By Richard Day SARVER, PA (May 23) - It was only a matter of time before Steve Kinser returned to victory lane. After a sixth, a fourth and a...

STEVE KINSER WINS AT LERNERVILLE, HIS FIRST VICTORY OF THE YEAR By Richard Day SARVER, PA (May 23) - It was only a matter of time before Steve Kinser returned to victory lane. After a sixth, a fourth and a pair of third-place finishes, the 14-time World of Outlaws champion won an "A" Feature for the 385th time in his career Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway. "This win is for Don Martin," Kinser said in victory lane, remembering the man who built Lernerville into one of the finest short-track racing facilities in the United States. "I've run enough seconds and thirds; I'm glad to finally win one." Steve had to beat his second cousin (Mark Kinser) and former car owner (Karl Kinser) to win for the first time since last October. He was second- best in every phase of the event before passing Mark twice within a lap to secure the victory with five laps remaining. Mark earned his sixth Ecowater Systems Fast-Time Award during the qualifying session, circling the semi-banked, 1/2-mile oval in 13.165 seconds. Steve was only .270 seconds slower. Mark also edged Steve in the Vivarin Dash to claim the pole position in the 35-lap "A" Feature. Mark drove the #5M Wirtgen Maxim into the lead as the green flag fell in the main event, and opened a six-car-length advantage within three laps. A pair of caution periods slowed Mark's pace, however, as Joe Gaerte stopped the #77 Cornwell Tools J&J in the fourth corner with a power steering problem and Randy Hannagan took the #1x for a spin in turn four during the fourth-lap restart. Four laps after the race resumed, Mark was four car-lengths ahead of Steve as they entered lapped traffic. Steve caught Mark in the second corner early in the ninth lap, but allowed Mark to open a five-car-length advantage two laps later when he slid out of the low groove in turn one as he tried to take the lead. Dave Blaney, a three-time winner at Lernerville, drove the #10 Vivarin J&J past nine cars during the first half of the race to join the Swindell brothers - Jeff and Sammy - and Jac Haudenschild in a battle for third place. Steve drove his #11 Quaker State Maxim back into striking distance as Mark approached a pack of backmarkers during the 19th lap, and made another run at him in the third corner the next time around. Jeff Swindell surrendered third place seconds later when a malfunctioning magneto forced him to stop the #7TW Gold Eagle Maxim on the front straightaway. Mark was unable to take advantage of Scott Burris restarting between him and Steve as the race resumed. Only one car-length separated the Kinser cousins as they caught the backmarkers again early in the 24th lap. Mark increased his advantage when Steve attempted to pass him high in turn two. Steve caught Mark again early in the 30th lap, and passed him deep in the third corner. Mark returned the favor in turn one the next time around, only to have Steve regain the lead in the second corner. As the Kinser cousins battled for first place in every turn, "The Buckeye Bullet" narrowed the gap. Mark was still battling to regain the lead three laps later when Aaron Berryhill hit the turn-four retaining wall in front of him. Unfortunately for Mark, his attempt to avoid hitting Berryhill sent him spinning out of second place and down the front straightaway. He restarted at the back of the pack and roared back into 11th place within two laps. Blaney was unable to keep pace with Kinser when the race resumed, and was six car-lengths behind when Steve took the checkered flag. The $6,000 victory was the 12th of Steve's career at Lernerville. Passing 11 cars from his seventh-row starting position earned "The Buckeye Bullet" his second Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award in as many events. "The car was getting better as the race went on," Steve said. "I was able to catch Mark in the open, but I knew I would need lapped traffic to pass him." Haudenschild, the Skoal Outlaw Series point standings leader, finished third, ahead of Sammy Swindell, 14th-starting Stevie Smith, Greg Hodnett, Billy Pauch, Andy Hillenburg, "B" Feature winner Danny Lasoski and Fred Rahmer. WoO 1995 WORLD OF OUTLAWS/SKOAL OUTLAW SERIES Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA, Tuesday, May 23, Feature Program #17 Qualifications: 1. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 13.165; 2. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 13.435; 3. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 13.444; 4. Greg Hodnett, Two Winners 8TW, 13.543; 5. Dale Blaney, Hughes 94, 13.562; 6. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 13.565; 7. Danny Lasoski, Sonner 47, 13.586; 8. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 13.600; 9. Aaron Berryhill, Berryhill 97, 13.617; 10. Rod George, Shoup 21G, 13.621; 11. Billy Pauch, Zemaitis 1Z, 13.653; 12. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 13.677; 13. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 13.704; 14. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 13.722; 15. Fred Rahmer, Apple 12, 13.780; 16. Jeff Shepard, Poston 15, 13.801; 17. Joe Gaerte, Hamilton 77, 13.854; 18. Brian Paulus, Paulus 28, 13.880; 19. Bob Felmlee, Felmlee 6, 13.927; 20. Randy Hannagan, Hannagan 1x, 13.928; 21. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 13.980; 22. Jimmy Hawley, Holbrook 8H, 13.983; 23. Mark Cassella, Gusso 77C, 14.032; 24. Van Gurley, Jr., Gurley 3B, 14.158; 25. Scott Burris, Burris 29, 14.219; 26. Dick Travers, Travers T9, 14.246; 27. Tommy Burns, Burns 7C, 14.252; 28. Chris Pochiro, Pochiro 24, 14.281; 29. Davey Jones, Jones 7, 14.285; 30. Frank Stella, Stella 19, 14.599; 31. Jerry Matus, Dionise 15M, 14.738; 32. Bob Altmeyer, Altmeyer 14, 14.778; 33. Brian Rivers, Rivers 187, 14.820; 34. Steve Pedley, Pedley 210, 14.822; 35. John Stickley, Stickley L7, 14.830; 36. Brent Matus, Matus 33, 15.036; 37. Jim Damon, Damon 50x, 15.398; 38. Gary Rankin, Rankin 16, 15.990; 39. Jack Sodeman, Jr., Sodeman 23, 16.478; 40. Sheila Rankin, Rankin 6$, 17.126; 41. William Kiley, Kiley 4K, no time. First Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Dave Blaney, 2. Joe Gaerte, 3. Aaron Berryhill, 4. Dale Blaney, 5. Mark Kinser, 6. Ed Lynch, Jr., 7. Davey Jones, 8. Scott Burris, 9, Jim Damon, 10. Brian Rivers. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Rod George, 3. Jimmy Hawley, 4. Steve Kinser, 5. Sammy Swindell, 6. Brian Paulus, 7. Dick Travers, 8. Steve Pedley, 9. Frank Stella, 10. Gary Rankin. DNS - William Kiley. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Fred Rahmer, 2. Mark Cassella, 3. Jeff Swindell, 4. Bob Felmlee, 5. Billy Pauch, 6. Danny Lasoski, 7. Tommy Burns, 8. Jerry Matus, 9. John Stickley, 10. Jack Sodeman, Jr. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Andy Hillenburg, 4. Randy Hannagan, 5. Chris Pochiro, 6. Brent Matus, 7. Bob Altmeyer, 8. Sheila Rankin, 9. Jeff Shepard, 10. Van Gurley, Jr. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (seven laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Jeff Swindell, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Sammy Swindell, 6. Jac Haudenschild, 7. Dale Blaney, 8. Aaron Berryhill. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Danny Lasoski, 2. Davey Jones, 3. Scott Burris, 4. Brian Paulus, 5. Dick Travers ($210); 6. Brent Matus ($185); 7. Frank Stella ($160); 8. Steve Pedley ($110); 9. Jeff Shepard ($100); 10. Brian Rivers ($90); 11. John Stickley ($70); 12. Jim Damon ($60); 13. Bob Altmeyer ($60); 14. Tommy Burns ($60); 15. Sheila Rankin ($60); 16. William Kiley ($50); 17. Jack Sodeman, Jr. ($60); 18. Ed Lynch, Jr. ($60); 19. Gary Rankin ($60). (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (35 laps): 1. Steve Kinser ($6,010); 2. Dave Blaney ($3,510); 3. Jac Haudenschild ($2,510); 4. Sammy Swindell ($2,210); 5. Stevie Smith ($2,110); 6. Greg Hodnett ($2,010); 7. Billy Pauch ($1,610); 8. Andy Hillenburg ($1,510); 9. Danny Lasoski ($1,430); 10. Fred Rahmer ($1,310); 11. Mark Kinser ($1,160); 12. Aaron Berryhill ($1,110); 13. Dale Blaney ($1,060); 14. Rod George ($1,010); 15. Jimmy Hawley ($710); 16. Mark Cassella ($510); 17. Bob Felmlee ($410); 18. Chris Pochiro ($410); 19. Brian Paulus ($430); 20. Randy Hannagan ($410); 21. Scott Burris ($430); 22. Davey Jones ($430); 23. Jeff Swindell ($410); 24. Joe Gaerte ($410). Lap leaders: Mark Kinser 1-29, Steve Kinser 30-35 Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award winner: Dave Blaney Ecowater Fast-Time Award winner: Mark Kinser WoO*eot

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Davy Jones , Aaron Berryhill , Brian Paulus , Randy Hannagan , Billy Pauch , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Jeff Swindell