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'WILD CHILD' WINS AT STATE FAIR, TAKES LEAD IN POINTS RACE By Richard Day OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (March 26) - Just when it looked as though Mark Kinser and Danny Lasoski might take control of the Spring ...

'WILD CHILD' WINS AT STATE FAIR, TAKES LEAD IN POINTS RACE By Richard Day OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (March 26) - Just when it looked as though Mark Kinser and Danny Lasoski might take control of the Spring Nationals and the World of Outlaws' points race, fate and Jac Haudenschild stepped in to turn the tide. Kinser, the early leader in the point standings, appeared to be on his way to his second victory of the season Sunday afternoon at State Fair Speedway when Haudenschild passed him for the lead early in the 19th lap. Injury was added to insult five laps later when the top wing supports on Mark's #5M Wirtgen Maxim broke, sending him crashing into the third-turn wall. "The Wild Child" kept the #22 Pennzoil Maxim ahead of the field during the final 12 laps to claim the $6,000 first prize. The victory, the 15th of his World of Outlaws career, pushed him into first place in the Skoal Outlaw Series point standings. Lasoski received his third Ecowater Fast-Time Award of the year after pacing the 34-car field with a 17.210-second, 104.590-m.p.h. qualifying lap. But a collision with Aaron Berryhill during the Vivarin Dash sent him crashing into the retaining wall in the second corner. "The Dude" drove his backup sprinter past eight cars in the "B" Feature, but failed to qualify for the main event. He also dropped into 11th place in the points race. Kinser, Sunday's Vivarin Dash winner, started the 30-lap "A" Feature on the pole. He burst into the lead as the green flag fell, and opened a three-car-length lead within three laps. He caught the backmarkers three laps later. Haudenschild was gaining on Kinser during the ninth lap when he was attempting to lap Randy Hannagan. The #22 turned sideways, allowing Dave Blaney to catch him and Mark to increase his advantage to 12 car-lengths. Kinser was a half-straightaway ahead of his closest pursuers two laps later when he approached Steve Beitler. As Mark battled to pass Beitler for a full lap, "The Wild Child" narrowed the gap. A quick move through the backmarkers enabled Kinser to return to his 12-car-length comfort zone before Haudenschild lapped Beitler. "The Wild Child" caught Mark again midway through the race, and challenged him for the lead at every turn during the next four laps. Kinser was trying to pass Terry McCarl early in the 19th lap when he slid out of the low groove in turn two. Haudenschild took the lead, and opened a 10-car-length advantage within three laps. Kinser was still trying to lap McCarl midway through the 22nd lap when hit the rear bumper on the #24 McCroskey Chevrolet Maxim, allowing Blaney to pass him for the runner-up spot. Mark crashed hard into the turn-three wall two laps later. He was taken to Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City for observation and was released Monday. His 23rd-place finish dropped him into third place in the Skoal Outlaw Series point standings. As the green flag replaced the red, "B" Feature winner Jeff Swindell drove the #7TW Gold Eagle Maxim past his brother, Sammy, to take over fourth place. Haudenschild, who set the one-lap record on State Fair's semi-banked, 1/2-mile oval last March 27th, raced comfortably ahead of the field during the final six laps. He was eight car-lengths ahead of "The Buckeye Bullet" when he took the checkered flag. Stevie Smith finished in third place, ahead of Two Winners Racing teammates Jeff Swindell and Greg Hodnett. Andy Hillenburg, Joe Gaerte, Sammy Swindell, Aaron Berryhill and Gary Wright rounded out the top 10. Gaerte drove the #77 Cornwell Tools J&J past six sprinters from his seventh-row starting position to earn a seventh-place finish and the Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award. The World of Outlaws is scheduled to make up a rained-out event at Pike County Speedway in Magnolia, MS, Wednesday and visit Memphis Motorsports Park Saturday. WoO 1995 WORLD OF OUTLAWS/SKOAL OUTLAW SERIES State Fair Speedway, Oklahoma City, OK Sunday, March 26, Feature Program #4 Qualifications: 1. Danny Lasoski, Sonner 47, 17.210; 2. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 17.402; 3. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 17.419; 4. Aaron Berryhill, Berryhill 97, 17.441; 5. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 17.459; 6. Gary Wright, White 9, 17.466; 7. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 17.493; 8. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 17.525; 9. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 17.541; 10. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21L, 17.544; 11. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 17.616; 12. Greg Hodnett, Two Winners 8TW, 17.695; 13. Tommie Estes, Jr., Gray 51, 17.734; 14. Joe Gaerte, Hamilton 77, 17.743; 15. Johnny Herrera, Forbrook 5, 17.751; 16. Randy Smith, RCS Racing 0, 17.821; 17. Terry McCarl, Hall 24, 17.835; 18. Rickey Hood, Herrera 45x, 17.982; 19. Steve Beitler, Beitler 21, 18.024; 20. Shane Stewart, Stewart 9S, 18.025; 21. Danny Wood, Jarnigan 1N, 18.107; 22. Randy Hannagan, Hannagan 1x, 18.159; 23. John Bankston, Bankston 8, 18.188; 24. Donny Rae Schatz, Schatz 15, 18.371; 25. Ken Whitehouse, Whitehouse 21x, 18.393; 26. Mike Peters, Grandstaff 66, 18.419; 27. John Hunt, Lake 7x, 18.525; 28. Gary Platt, Bishop 9F, 18.529; 29. Dennis Moore, Jr., RCSN Racing 12, 18.559; 30. Tim Engler, Engler 73, 18.632; 31. Earnest Jennings, Jennings 61, 19.055; 32. Ron Souter, Souter 33, 19.522; 33. Steve King, King 88, 19.844; 34. Vance Peterson, Peterson 80, 32.977. First Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Dave Blaney, 2. Danny Lasoski, 3. Danny Wood, 4. Stevie Smith, 5. Tommie Estes, Jr., 6. Dennis Moore, Jr., 7. Steve King, 8. Terry McCarl, 9. Ken Whitehouse. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Randy Hannagan, 2. Rickey Hood, 3. Joe Gaerte, 4. Jac Haudenschild, 5. Lance Blevins, 6. Mike Peters, 7. Gary Wright, 8. Tim Engler, 9. Vance Peterson. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. John Bankston, 2. Johnny Herrera, 3. Steve Beitler, 4. Sammy Swindell, 5. Mark Kinser, 6. Jeff Swindell, 7. John Hunt, 8. Earnest Jennings. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Aaron Berryhill, 3. Andy Hillenburg, 4. Randy Smith, 5. Shane Stewart, 6. Gary Platt, 7. Ron Souter, 8. Donny Rae Schatz. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Stevie Smith, 3. Jac Haudenschild, 4. Andy Hillenburg, 5. Dave Blaney, 6. Aaron Berryhill, 7. Lance Blevins, 8. Danny Lasoski. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Jeff Swindell, 2. Gary Wright, 3. Donny Rae Schatz, 4. Terry McCarl, 5. John Hunt, 6. Danny Lasoski ($210); 7. Mike Peters ($185); 8. Tim Engler ($160); 9. Dennis Moore, Jr. ($110); 10. Vance Peterson ($100); 11. Earnest Jennings ($90); 12. Gary Platt ($70); 13. Ron Souter ($60); 14. Steve King ($60). (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild ($6,010); 2. Dave Blaney ($3,510); 3. Stevie Smith ($2,510); 4. Jeff Swindell ($2,230); 5. Greg Hodnett ($2,110); 6. Andy Hillenburg ($2,010); 7. Joe Gaerte ($1,610); 8. Sammy Swindell ($1,510); 9. Aaron Berryhill ($1,410); 10. Gary Wright ($1,330); 11. Lance Blevins ($1,160); 12. Tommie Estes, Jr. ($1,110); 13. Johnny Herrera ($1,060); 14. Randy Smith ($1,010); 15. Rickey Hood ($710); 16. Terry McCarl ($530); 17. Shane Stewart ($410); 18. Randy Hannagan ($410); 19. Steve Beitler ($410); 20. Danny Wood ($410); 21. John Bankston ($410); 22. John Hunt ($430); 23. Mark Kinser ($410); 24. Donny Rae Schatz ($430). Lap leaders: Mark Kinser 1-18, Jac Haudenschild 19-30 Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award winner: Joe Gaerte Ecowater Fast-Time Award winner: Danny Lasoski WoO*eof

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Sammy Swindell , Aaron Berryhill , Randy Hannagan , Shane Stewart , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell