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Smith Takes Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup By Richard Day SARVER, PA (August 1) - Racing before his home fans has always brought out the best in Pennsylvania native Stevie Smith. He recorded the...

Smith Takes Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup By Richard Day SARVER, PA (August 1) - Racing before his home fans has always brought out the best in Pennsylvania native Stevie Smith. He recorded the first victory of his World of Outlaws career at Lincoln Speedway on June 4, 1988, and won Williams Grove National Open championships in 1989 and 1991. Perhaps the most satisfying victory of all came before a partisan crowd Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup. "I want you all to understand, most of the credit should go to my crew," Smith said of his EcoWater teammates. "They work awful hard. They gave me a great car tonight, and we beat the best in the business. That makes it a lot of fun." Sammy Swindell's misfortune in time trials aided Smith, giving him a front-row starting spot in the Vivarin Dash, which he used to earn the pole position in the championship feature. Swindell allowed his #1 Hooters Gambler to crash during his first qualifying run, but came back to record the fifth-fastest lap at the end of time trials. He was inserted in the 11th position because he took his qualifying lap out of turn, keeping him out of the Vivarin Dash and allowing Stevie to start the five-lap race on the front row. Smith burst into the lead while the battle for the runner-up spot featured Steve Kinser, Andy Hillenburg and Dave Blaney racing three- abreast into turn one. Kinser steered his #11 Quaker State Maxim deep into the second corner to pass Hillenburg while his cousin, Mark, relegated Blaney to fifth place. Mark continued his run to the front of the field by racing past Hillenburg in turn three. Smith had the #71M EcoWater Systems Maxim 10 car-lengths ahead of his closest pursuers late in the fourth lap when Rod George took the #10T Tanner Speed Equipment Buckley for a spin on the back straightaway, bringing out the caution flag. Mark drove the #5M Wirtgen Maxim past cousin Steve in turn three to take over second place as the green flag replaced the yellow. Stevie opened a six-car-length advantage within three laps, and caught the backmarkers 10 laps into the race. Despite losing his brakes during the early stages, Mark pressured Smith for the lead. He took the low line into turn three late in the 12th lap, but was unable to complete the pass. Hillenburg's attempt to slide by Steve Kinser for third in the same spot midway through the race filled his right rear tire with mud. His ensuing handling problems allowed Blaney, Jac Haudenschild and Swindell to pass him by lap 20. Smith opened an eight-car-length advantage as "The Buckeye Bullet," Haudenschild and Sammy battled for fourth place with 13 laps remaining. Swindell, who passed five sprinters during the first 20 laps, took fifth from "The Wild Child" with a low move into the third corner three laps later. Stevie was 15 car-lengths ahead of the field with 10 laps remaining, and maintained a comfortable margin despite entering heavy lapped traffic two laps later. The Kinser cousins were battling for the runner-up spot in every turn on the semi-banked, 1/2-mile oval when handling problems forced Hillenburg to stop his #2 STP J&J on the front stretch, setting up a two-lap dash to the checkered flag. As the race resumed, Smith raced away from the field and beat Mark under the checkered flag by 15 car-lengths to claim the $28,000 first prize. On the final restart, Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race winner Billy Pauch took the low road through turns three and four to pass Blaney and Swindell for fourth place. "The Buckeye Bullet" returned the favor high in the first corner the next time around, and Sammy out-dragged Pauch under the checkered flag by less than a car- length to claim fifth place. Swindell received his first Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award for passing six cars from his sixth-row starting position. Haudenschild finished the "A" Feature in seventh place, ahead of Steve Smith, Tim Shaffer and "B" Feature winner Keith Kauffman. Mark earned his 16th EcoWater Fast-Time Award of the year for pacing the qualifying session with a 13.364-second lap. WoO 1995 World of Outlaws/Skoal Outlaw Series Silver Cup IV, Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, PA Tuesday, August 1, Feature Program #49 Qualifications: 1. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 13.364; 2. Steve Smith, Smith 19, 13.622; 3. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 13.643; 4. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 13.645; 5. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 13.706; 6. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 13.818; 7. Randy Hannagan, Hannagan 1x, 13.838; 8. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 13.839; 9. Tim Shaffer, Shaffer 50, 13.880; 10. Billy Pauch, Zemaitis 1Z, 13.881; 11. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 13.960; 12. Craig Rankin, Powell 27, 13.883; 13. Keith Kauffman, Sonner 47, 13.901; 14. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 13.942; 15. Rod George, Thompson 10T, 13.947; 16. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 13.960; 17. Jeff Shepard, Wahlie 1W, 13.963; 18. Bobby Davis, Jr., Davis 4, 13.999; 19. Greg Hodnett, Two Winners 8TW, 14.002; 20. Danny Lasoski, Hamilton 77, 14.023; 21. Byron Reed, B&S Racing 5R, 14.030; 22. Tommie Estes, Jr., Gray 51, 14.037; 23. Kevin Huntley, Helm 11K, 14.163; 24. Jimmy Hawley, Shoup 21, 14.225; 25. Bob Felmlee, Felmlee 6, 14.242; 26. Mike Woodring, Woodring 19W, 15.253; 27. Andy Priest, Priest 99, 14.282; 28. Dick Travers, Travers T9, 14.356; 29. Davey Jones, Jones 76, 14.543; 30. Bob Chaney, Chaney 42, 14.611; 31. Chris Pochiro, Pochiro 24, 14.867; 32. John Stickley, Stickley L7, 15.033; 33. Brent Matus, Matus 33, 15.110; 34. Paul Long, Long 401, 15.195; 35. William Kiley, Kiley 4K, 15.433; 36. Mike Tamski, Tamski 38, 16.356; 37. Jerry Frew, Frew 4F, 16.042; 38. Mike Henshaw, Henshaw 71, 16.356; 39. Steve Bauldoff, Bauldoff 7B, 17.354; 40. Brian Kaotreider, Kaotreider 22K, no time. First Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Byron Reed, 3. Jeff Shepard, 4. Tim Shaffer, 5. Stevie Smith, 6. Keith Kauffman, 7. Bob Felmlee, 8. Davey Jones, 9. Brent Matus, 10. Jerry Frew. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Billy Pauch, 2. Andy Hillenburg, 3. Ed Lynch, Jr., 4. Tommie Estes, Jr., 5. Steve Smith, 6. Mike Woodring, 7. Paul Long, 8. Mike Henshaw, 9. Rob Chaney, 10. Bobby Davis, Jr. ($10). (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Kevin Huntley, 2. Dave Blaney, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Rod George, 6. Randy Hannagan, 7. Andy Priest, 8. William Kiley, 9. Steve Bauldoff, 10. Chris Pochiro. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Danny Lasoski, 2. Jeff Swindell, 3. Jac Haudenschild, 4. Steve Kinser, 5. Craig Rankin, 6. Jimmy Hawley, 7. Dick Travers, 8. John Stickley, 9. Mike Tamski, 10. Brian Kaotreider. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Andy Hillenburg, 3. Steve Kinser, 4. Mark Kinser, 5. Dave Blaney, 6. Steve Smith, 7. Jac Haudenschild, 8. Tim Shaffer. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Keith Kauffman, 2. Randy Hannagan, 3. Bob Felmlee ($210); 4. Dick Travers, 5. Andy Priest, 6. Chris Pochiro ($185); 7. Paul Long ($160); 8. John Stickley ($110); 9. Brent Matus ($100); 10. William Kiley ($90); 11. Steve Bauldoff ($70); 12. Mike Henshaw ($60); 13. Jerry Frew ($60); 14. Davey Jones ($60); 15. Mike Woodring ($60); 16. Mike Tamski ($60); 17. Jimmy Hawley ($60); 18. Bob Chaney ($60); 19. Brian Kaotreider ($60). DNS - Bobby Davis, Jr. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (35 laps): 1. Stevie Smith ($28,010); 2. Mark Kinser ($10,010); 3. Steve Kinser ($6,010); 4. Dave Blaney ($3,510); 5. Sammy Swindell ($2,510); 6. Billy Pauch ($2,210); 7. Jac Haudenschild ($2,110); 8. Steve Smith ($2,010); 9. Tim Shaffer ($1,610); 10. Keith Kauffman ($1,530); 11. Andy Hillenburg ($1,410); 12. Jeff Swindell ($1,310); 13. Ed Lynch, Jr. ($1,160); 14. Randy Hannagan ($1,130); 15. Danny Lasoski ($1,060); 16. Greg Hodnett ($1,010); 17. Kevin Huntley ($710); 18. Byron Reed ($510); 19. Tommie Estes, Jr. ($410); 20. Rod George ($410); 21. Andy Priest ($430); 22. Jeff Shepard ($410); 23. Dick Travers ($430); 24. Craig Rankin ($410). DNS - Bob Felmlee; replaced by Andy Priest. Lap leader: Stevie Smith 1-35 EcoWater Fast-Time Award winner: Mark Kinser Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award winner: Sammy Swindell WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Steve Smith , Andy Hillenburg , Tim Shaffer , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Davy Jones , Randy Hannagan , Billy Pauch , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Jeff Swindell
Teams Williams