Outlaws at Cedar Lake race report 2000-07-10

Kinser Wins at Cedar Lake, Regains Second Place By Richard Day SOMERSET, WI (July 10) -- While Mark Kinser raced for several car owners during his first 11 years with the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series,...

Kinser Wins at Cedar Lake, Regains Second Place By Richard Day SOMERSET, WI (July 10) -- While Mark Kinser raced for several car owners during his first 11 years with the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series, his father, Karl, was usually around to lend a helping hand. Kinser, who won series championships in 1996 and 1999 with Karl as his car owner and crew chief, proved he would win without his father in attendance Monday at Cedar Lake Speedway. Mark, the fourth leader in the 30-lap "A" Feature, passed Dale Blaney late in lap 22 on his way to claiming the $10,000 first prize. His series-leading eighth victory, coupled with Sammy Swindell's fifth-lap crash, pushed Kinser back into second place in the point standings. "Our crew chief, Karl Kinser, is at home tonight, and the guys (Dennis Kohler, Jim Case and Randy Ward) proved they could win one without him," Mark said. "They're pretty pumped right now. "We have a lot of big races coming up, and getting some momentum is pretty important. Maybe sometime we'll have a big-money race here. This track lends itself to good racing." Swindell sliced .112 seconds off the single-lap record Kinser set at Somerset's high-banked, 3/8-mile oval three years ago with a 118.017-m.p.h. lap. He received his 11th Vivarin Fast-Time Award, breaking a first-place tie with Mark. Sammy, a five-time winner at Cedar Lake Speedway, was leading the main event when his #1 CHANNELLOCK Stealth lost its left rear wheel and flipped late in the fifth lap. Swindell and his crew were unable to repair the car, so he had to settle for 23rd place. Kinser, the third-fastest qualifier in the 26-car field, finished second in the Third NAPA AUTO PARTS Heat Race and earned the privilege of starting the "A" Feature outside the second row by following Donny Schatz, Swindell and Joey Saldana across the finish line in the Second CHANNELLOCK Dash. Schatz drove his family's #15 ParkerStores Maxim into the lead as the green flag fell in the series' 33rd main event of the year. Sammy took over first place with an inside move in turn four late in the opening lap, however. After local racer Mike Rich flipped, Danny Lasoski steered the #83 Beef Packers Eagle deep in the first corner to pass Schatz for second place. "The Dude" restarted ahead of the 24-car field after Swindell crashed. Blaney, who started outside the third row, won a back-straightaway drag race with Kinser to take over fourth place midway through lap six. Saldana and Schatz exchanged second place three times during the next two laps. Saldana held the position with an inside move through turn two early in the eighth lap. Blaney steered the #93 Amoco Maxim into the low groove in the second corner during laps 10 and 11 to pass Schatz and Saldana. Kinser followed Blaney toward the front, passing Schatz and Saldana between turns three and four late in the 11th and 12th laps. A broken rear end on the #11H Vivarin J&J caused Tim Shaffer to stop in the third corner late in lap 14. The caution flag fell, tightening the field. Blaney challenged Lasoski for the lead as the green flag replaced the yellow, and passed him high on the back stretch midway through the 16th lap. He restarted in the lead after Dean Jacobs and Brian Carlson tangled in turn four and World of Outlaws Gumout Series points leader Craig Dollansky spun in the second corner. Kinser rode the rim through turns three and four to pass "The Dude" for second place as the race resumed, and caught Blaney six laps later. Mark stayed in the high groove to pass the 1998 Rookie of the Year for the lead late in the 22nd lap. No more than two car-lengths separated the leaders as Blaney battled Kinser in lapped traffic for the next six laps. A quick move around Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year points leader Danny Wood between the third and fourth corners allowed Mark to take the checkered flag with five car-lengths to spare. "It looked like I had the middle all to myself there early, but that went away," Marks explained. "Then I started working the very top of the track, especially in (turns) three and four. "That was one of the best races I've ever been involved in." Lasoski held off Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series points leader Steve Kinser for third place. Saldana finished fifth, ahead of Paul McMahan, Third NAPA AUTO PARTS Heat Race winner Stevie Smith, Johnny Herrera, Greg Hodnett and Schatz. Jac Haudenschild spun out of fourth place late in the final lap of the Second NAPA AUTO PARTS Heat Race. He won the "B" Feature, then drove the #22 fetchOmatic.com Maxim past eight cars to finish 11th in the main event. WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tim Shaffer , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , Brian Carlson , Dean Jacobs , Joey Saldana , Jac Haudenschild