Lincoln Sunday report

Blaney Extends Points Lead in Lincoln Victory By Richard Day NEW OXFORD, PA (August 6) - Dave Blaney opened his largest advantage in the Skoal Outlaw Series point standings Sunday with a flag-to-flag...

Blaney Extends Points Lead in Lincoln Victory By Richard Day NEW OXFORD, PA (August 6) - Dave Blaney opened his largest advantage in the Skoal Outlaw Series point standings Sunday with a flag-to-flag victory at Lincoln Speedway. When asked about the points race - he led Jac Haudenschild by 62 entering Monday's Bridgeport Speedway event - Blaney said, "We just come out to win every night. If we can run well in every event, the points race will take care of itself." "The Buckeye Bullet" definitely "ran well" Sunday, qualifying fourth-quick and earning a front-row starting position by following Haudenschild across the finish line in the Vivarin Dash. Blaney and "The Wild Child" raced wheel-to-wheel into turn one within seconds after the green flag fell, and Dave took the lead with a high move into the second corner. Before completing the first lap, EcoWater Fast-Time Award winner Steve Kinser passed Sammy Swindell for third place while Third Snap-on Tools Heat Race winner Steve Smith raced past Todd Shaffer and Mark Kinser for fifth. Early in the second lap, the #71M EcoWater Systems Maxim suffered a broken spindle, sending "B" Feature winner Stevie Smith spinning into Jesse Wentz. After winning successive main events the previous week, Sunday night at his home track proved to be a nightmare for Stevie. Although he was second-quick in time trials, Smith failed to qualify for the Vivarin Dash when he finished seventh in the Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race. Unable to return from his second-lap crash, Stevie received credit for a 23rd-place finish in the "A" Feature. "The Buckeye Bullet" opened a six car-length advantage within two laps after the green flag replaced the red, and was a half- straightaway of his closest pursuers when he caught the backmarkers during lap six. Blaney's comfort zone reached a full straightaway as the Haudenschild, Kinser and Swindell battled for second place midway through the race. Blaney was half a lap ahead of the field when Kinser steered his #11 Quaker State Maxim deep into the fourth corner to pass "The Wild Child" for the runner-up spot late in the 19th lap. The engine in the #47 Casey's General Stores lost power the next time around, and the caution flag was displayed as Keith Kauffman tried in vain to coast off the racing surface. Seven lapped cars restarted between the leaders, enabling Blaney to race away from the field when the race resumed. He was half a lap ahead of Kinser when Haudenschild hit the second-corner retaining wall with two laps remaining. Though the front end of the #22 Pennzoil Maxim was mangled, "The Wild Child" restarted the race with hopes of improving on his ninth-place running position. He held that position through the end of the race, avoiding the loss of more than 22 points to Blaney in the point standings. "The Buckeye Bullet" took the checkered flag with Kinser racing into the fourth corner. "I've been coming here for about 15 years, and I've never won," Blaney said as he jumped out of the #10 in victory lane. "I've never had a car here that was this good." Swindell held off Mark Kinser for third place. Rounding out the top 10 in the main event were Shaffer, Fred Rahmer, Steve Smith, Jeff Swindell, Haudenschild and Andy Hillenburg. Steve Kinser, winner of 13 World of Outlaws "A" Features at Lincoln, lowered his one-lap record by .175 seconds with a 13.592- second qualifying run. He was rewarded for his record-breaking effort with his seventh EcoWater Fast-Time Award of the year. Hillenburg broke Lincoln's eight-lap record, winning the Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race in 1:52.58. Danny Lasoski, who crashed in the "B" Feature for the second time in as many events, drove Fourth Snap-on Tools Heat Race winner Cliff Brian's #16C sprinter into 22nd place in the "A" Feature. Californian Steve Kent received the Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award for racing into 14th place from the 12th row. Fans ignored a pair of afternoon showers to almost pack the stands at Lincoln's semi-banked, 4/10-mile oval. WoO 1995 World of Outlaws/Skoal Outlaw Series Lincoln Speedway, New Oxford, PA, Sunday, August 6, Feature Program #51 Qualifications: 1. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 13.592 (new one-lap record); 2. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 13.666; 3. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 13.749; 4. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 13.763; 5. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 13.777; 6. Todd Shaffer, Beam 88, 13.778; 7. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 13.803; 8. Keith Kauffman, Sonner 47, 13.809; 9. Jeff Shepard, Wahlie 1W, 13.810; 10. Kevin Gobrecht, Gobrecht 92, 13.851; 11. Steve Smith, Smith 19, 13.854; 12. Randy Hannagan, Hannagan 1x, 13.896; 13. Fred Rahmer, Apple Motorsports 12, 13.995; 14. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 14.019, 14.037; 15. Danny Lasoski, Hamilton 77, 14.031; 16. Donnie Kreitz, Jr., Kreitz 69K, 14.036; 17. Greg Hodnett, Two Winners 8TW, 14.037; 18. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 14.056; 19. Cris Eash, Eash 17E, 14.057; 20. Bobby Fletcher, Fletcher 66A, 14.074; 21. Bill Brian, Jr., Brian 16, 14.167; 22. Dan Dietrich, Dietrich 39, 14.170; 23. Jesse Wentz, Wentz 59, 14.198; 24. Cliff Brian, Brian 16C, 14.221; 25. Howie Locke, Locke 77, 14.228; 26. Steve Kent, Helm 11K, 14.230; 27. Gus Wasson, Wasson 4G, 14.381; 29. Dave Haight, Haight 07, 14.460; 30. Shawn Weaver, Weaver 69, 14.493; 31. Darren Eash, Neiderer 10N, 14.509; 32. Rick Horn, Horn 01, 14.531; 33. Karl Baker, Baker 51, 14.596; 34. Tim Kuhn, Kuhn 11T, no time. First Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Bill Brian, Jr., 3. Fred Rahmer, 4. Steve Kinser, 5. Dave Blaney, 6. Jeff Shepard, 7. Howie Locke, 8. Dave Haight, 9. Karl Baker. 1:53.60 (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Andy Hillenburg, 2. Jeff Swindell, 3. Dan Dietrich, 4. Kevin Gobrecht, 5. Todd Shaffer, 6. Steve Kent, 7. Stevie Smith, 8. Shawn Weaver. 1:52.38, new eight- lap record (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Cris Eash, 3. Jesse Wentz, 4. Jac Haudenschild, 5. Mark Kinser, 6. Danny Lasoski, 7. Tim Kuhn, 8. Darren Eash ($10). (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Cliff Brian ($110); 2. Donnie Kreitz, Jr., 3. Randy Hannagan, 4. Sammy Swindell, 5. Bobby Fletcher, 6. Keith Kauffman, 7. Rick Horn, 8. Gus Wasson. 1:56.16 (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild, 2. Dave Blaney, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Steve Kinser, 5. Mark Kinser, 6. Todd Shaffer, 7. Steve Smith, 8. Kevin Gobrecht. 1:11.51 (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Jeff Shepard, 3. Keith Kauffman, 4. Steve Kent, 5. Howie Locke ($210); 6. Gus Wasson ($185); 7. Tim Kuhn ($160); 8. Danny Lasoski, 9. Shawn Weaver ($100); 10. Karl Baker ($90); 11. Dave Haight ($70); 12. Rick Horn ($60). DNS - Darren Eash. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Dave Blaney ($6,010); 2. Steve Kinser ($3,510); 3. Sammy Swindell ($2,510); 4. Mark Kinser ($2,210); 5. Todd Shaffer ($2,110); 6. Fred Rahmer ($2,010); 7. Steve Smith ($1,630); 8. Jeff Swindell ($1,530); 9. Jac Haudenschild ($1,410); 10. Andy Hillenburg ($1,310); 11. Jeff Shepard ($1,160); 12. Randy Hannagan ($1,110); 13. Bill Brian, Jr. ($1,060); 14. Steve Kent ($1,030); 15. Kevin Gobrecht ($710); 16. Cris Eash ($510); 17. Bobby Fletcher ($410); 18. Keith Kauffman ($430); 19. Donnie Kreitz, Jr. ($410); 20. Dan Dietrich ($410); 21. Greg Hodnett ($410); 22. Danny Lasoski ($430); 23. Stevie Smith ($410); 24. Jesse Wentz ($410). DNS - Cliff Brian, Jr., replaced by Danny Lasoski. Lap leader: Dave Blaney 1-30 EcoWater Fast-Time Award winner: Steve Kinser Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award winner: Steve Kent WoO*eof

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Steve Smith , Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Gus Wasson , Randy Hannagan , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Jeff Swindell