Lincoln report 96-06-01

Mark Turns Tables on Sammy at Lincoln By Richard Day NEW OXFORD, PA (June 1) - The Kinser/Swindell rivalry took an interesting turn Saturday when the Skoal Outlaw Series invaded Lincoln Speedway....

Mark Turns Tables on Sammy at Lincoln By Richard Day NEW OXFORD, PA (June 1) - The Kinser/Swindell rivalry took an interesting turn Saturday when the Skoal Outlaw Series invaded Lincoln Speedway. This time, it wasn't Steve versus Sammy, but Mark and Sammy. Three days before, at Grandview Speedway, Sammy passed Mark for the lead late in the 14th lap and cruised to victory. Mark, the leader in the World of Outlaws point standings, returned the favor Saturday with an inside move in the third corner en route to his seventh "A" Feature victory of the year. "I'd like to thank my dad (Karl) and the crew," Mark told the capacity crowd from victory lane. "They gave me a great car tonight." Swindell opened the festivities by pacing the qualifying session with a 13.867-second lap. After receiving his third EcoWater Quick- Time Award of the season, he put himself on the pole of the Vivarin Dash by picking the #0 inversion pill. But it was Mark who earned the pole position in the 30-lap main event, winning the five-lap race from inside the third row. There were more ironic twists to follow in the "A" Feature. Mark burst into the lead as the green flag fell, only to have Sammy steer his #1 ChannelLock Gambler deep into the second corner to pass him. Kinser was challenging Swindell for the lead late in the second lap when Greg Hodnett and the #11H Selma Shell J&J flipped in turn two. Steve Kinser, who fell behind Andy Hillenburg during the first lap, returned to fifth place as the green flag replaced the red. Sammy opened a five-car-length advantage within three laps after the race resumed, only to have Mark catch him two laps later. The leaders were entering lapped traffic as Dave Blaney and Steve Kinser passed Kevin Gobrecht for third and fourth place, respectively, during the ninth lap. While Blaney and "The King of the Outlaws" battled Mark for the runner-up spot, Swindell blew through lapped traffic with ease and put a half-straightaway between himself and his closest pursuers within one lap. Johnny Herrera brought out the caution flag late in the 11th lap when he took the #47 Casey's General Stores Maxim for a spin in turn two. Within seconds after the green flag replaced the yellow, Gobrecht and Brian Paulus spun to a stop in the same spot. Mark challenged Sammy for two laps after the race resumed before steering the #5M Wirtgen Maxim deep into the third corner to take the lead. He slid in front of Swindell to keep him from returning the favor and opened a five-car-length margin within two laps. Steve was battling "The Buckeye Bullet" for third place during the 17th lap when Mark caught the backmarkers again. With dense lapped traffic looming ahead, Swindell, Blaney and Steve caught Mark early in the 18th lap, and they raced nose-to-tail all the way around the D- shaped, 4/10-mile oval. Blaney took the low line through the first corner to pass Swindell for second place, then raced wheel-to-wheel with Mark in turn two the next time around. Steve out-dragged Sammy down the front straightaway to take over third place early in lap 20. Mark was five car-lengths ahead of Blaney when Swindell regained third place. In his haste to catch Sammy, Steve allowed the #11 Quaker State Maxim to clip the outside guard rail on the front straightaway with eight laps remaining. Although his right rear tire was losing air pressure, Steve continued to chase Swindell. "The Buckeye Bullet" was challenging Mark in heavy lapped traffic when the #07 Garrett Company J&J driven by Dave Haight started dumping oil on one of its headers, causing a fire. Then Haight crashed into the first-corner retaining wall, bringing out the red flag. Steve's right rear tire lost all of its air pressure as he was lining up to restart the race. Cris Eash also stopped before the green flag fell, giving Steve's crew an opportunity to replace the tire. Steve restarted the race at the back of the pack and raced into 16th place, while Mark cruised to an eight-car-length victory. Blaney was the runner-up for the second time in as many nights. Swindell held off "B" Feature winner Joe Gaerte for third place. Completing the top 10 in the World of Outlaws' 20th event of the year were Hillenburg, Jac Haudenschild, Third Quaker State Heat Race winner Jeff Swindell, Donnie Kreitz, Jr., 18th-starting Stevie Smith and Gobrecht. WoO 1996 World of Outlaws/Skoal Outlaw Series Lincoln Speedway, New Oxford, PA Saturday, June 1, Feature Program #20 Qualifications: 1. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 13.867; 2. Kevin Gobrecht, Gobrecht 92, 13.897; 3. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 13.909; 4. Joe Gaerte, Gaerte 3G, 13.945; 5. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 13.952; 6. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 13.953; 7. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 13.958; 8. Donnie Kreitz, Jr., Kreitz 69K, 13.979; 9. Jeff Shepard, Wahlie 1W, 14.029; 10. Cris Eash, E&G Classics 17E, 14.031; 11. Fred Rahmer, Hamilton 77, 14.036; 12. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 14.053; 13. Keith Kauffman, Apple Motorsports 12, 14.090; 14. Jesse Wentz, Wentz 2W, 14.093; 15. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 14.104; 16. Steve Siegel, Walker 1J, 14.136; 17. Johnny Herrera, Sonner 47, 14.140; 18. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 14.230; 19. Jim Carr, McCarr 7M, 14.239; 20. Joey Saldana, Roth 83, 14.253; 21. Greg Hodnett, Helm 11H, 14.377; 22. Bill Brian, Jr., Scarpitta 59, 14.423; 23. Chris Knopp, Knopp 48, 14.509; 24. Bobby Fletcher, Fletcher 66A, 14.522; 25. Phil Walter, Taylor 39, 14.524; 26. Jeff Rohrbaugh, Swope 45, 14.663; 27. Jeff Thompson, Neiderer 10N, 14.753; 28. Bobby Allen, Allen 1a, 14.800; 29. Dave Haight, Tanger 07, 14.897; 30. Brian Paulus, P&P Motorsports 28, no time; 31. Tim Kuhn, Kuhn 11A, no time; 32. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, no time. First Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Keith Kauffman, 2. Steve Siegel, 3. Dave Blaney, 4. Cris Eash, 5. Sammy Swindell, 6. Bill Brian, Jr., 7. Joe Gaerte, 8. Jim Carr, 9. Dave Haight, 10. Brian Paulus, 11. Jeff Rohrbaugh. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Johnny Herrera, 2. Jesse Wentz, 3. Fred Rahmer, 4. Mark Kinser, 5. Kevin Gobrecht, 6. Donnie Kreitz, Jr., 7. Joey Saldana, 8. Chris Knopp, 9. Phil Walter, 10. Jeff Thompson. 1:57.3 (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Quaker State Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jeff Swindell, 2. Stevie Smith, 3. Jac Haudenschild, 4. Steve Kinser, 5. Jeff Shepard, 6. Andy Hillenburg, 7. Greg Hodnett, 8. Lance Blevins, 9. Bobby Allen, 10. Bobby Fletcher, 11. Tim Kuhn. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Sammy Swindell, 3. Kevin Gobrecht, 4. Dave Blaney, 5. Steve Kinser, 6. Andy Hillenburg, 7. Donnie Kreitz, Jr., 8. Jeff Shepard. 1:11.5 (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Joe Gaerte, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Jim Carr, 4. Dave Haight, 5. Brian Paulus, 6. Tim Kuhn, 7. Lance Blevins, 8. Jeff Rohrbaugh, 9. Bobby Fletcher, 10. Phil Walter ($210); 11. Jeff Thompson ($185); 12. Bobby Allen ($160); 13. Chris Knopp ($110); 14. Joey Saldana ($100). (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Mark Kinser ($6,010); 2. Dave Blaney ($3,510); 3. Sammy Swindell ($2,510); 4. Joe Gaerte ($2,230); 5. Andy Hillenburg ($2,110); 6. Jac Haudenschild ($2,010); 7. Jeff Swindell ($1,610); 8. Donnie Kreitz, Jr. ($1,510); 9. Stevie Smith ($1,410); 10. Kevin Gobrecht ($1,310); 11. Cris Eash ($1,160); 12. Steve Siegel ($1,110); 13. Johnny Herrera ($1,060); 14. Fred Rahmer ($1,010); 15. Jeff Shepard ($710); 16. Steve Kinser ($510); 17. Keith Kauffman ($410); 18. Jeff Rohrbaugh ($430); 19. Jesse Wentz ($410); 20. Lance Blevins ($430); 21. Jim Carr ($430); 22. Brian Paulus ($430); 23. Dave Haight ($430); 24. Bill Brian, Jr. ($410); 25. Tim Kuhn ($430); 26. Bobby Fletcher ($430); 27. Greg Hodnett ($430). (Lance Blevins, Jeff Rohrbaugh and Bobby Fletcher were provisional starters) Lap leaders: Sammy Swindell 1-12, Mark Kinser 13-30 EcoWater Quick-Time Award winner: Sammy Swindell WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Brian Paulus , Joey Saldana , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell