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Mark Kinser Extends Winning Streak at "The PAS" By Richard Day LAKE PERRIS, CA (October 25) - Mark Kinser is still the only driver to win a Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series feature race at Perris Auto Speedway. ...

Mark Kinser Extends Winning Streak at "The PAS" By Richard Day LAKE PERRIS, CA (October 25) - Mark Kinser is still the only driver to win a Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series feature race at Perris Auto Speedway. The defending series champion won his fifth straight feature at Lake Perris' semi-banked, 1/2-mile oval Saturday, leading all 20 laps from outside the front row in the Preliminary Feature as the World of Outlaws opened a $75,000 event. "We're set up pretty good for this place, and it's one of our favorite stops on the tour," Kinser said following his seventh Preliminary Feature victory of the season. "The crew did a real good job, especially helping me with where they thought I should run on the track. We don't use a radio, and they did a good job with hand signals." Sammy Swindell's magneto problems which caused him to finish 23rd, may have signaled the end of his battle with Karl Kinser in the car owners' championship race. Swindell, the leader in the driver standings, fell 91 points behind with five racing programs remaining on the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series' 1997 schedule. Dave Blaney earned his sixth Channellock Fast-Time Award of the year by pacing the 44-car field with a 122.026-m.p.h. lap. He picked the #6 inversion pill, giving Tyler Walker the pole position in the Vivarin Dash. The young Californian took full advantage of the break, winning the five-lap race for the right to start the Preliminary Feature on the pole. Kinser started next to Walker on the front row of the evening's main event. He chased Walker into the first corner, then took the lead by taking the low line into turn two and winning a back-straightaway drag race. Swindell challenged Walker for second place for a lap before executing an inside move in the fourth corner for the pass. He crossed the finish line seconds before Lance Blevins took the #21 Citgo J&J for a spin in turn two. The red flag replaced the yellow when a small engine fire forced Craig Dollansky to stop the #1W Conn West Freight Systems Maxim on the back stretch. Stevie Smith steered his #19 Ingersoll-Rand sprinter around Greg Hodnett in turn three to take over fourth place as the race resumed. He continued his charge toward the front the next time around, passing Walker with a low move in the first corner. Swindell used a high move in turn one to catch Kinser, then beat him out of the third corner. The pass was negated, however, when Andy Hillenburg spun into the turn-two retaining wall. Danny Lasoski collided with Hillenburg and suffered a broken rear axle. Sammy challenged Mark for the lead as the green flag replaced the yellow. Smith caught Swindell the next time around, allowing Kinser to increase his advantage. Swindell stopped in turn two early in the fifth lap as the magneto in his #1 Channellock Gambler failed. He tried to restart the race when Hillenburg brought out the caution flag late in the seventh lap, but had to settle for a 23rd-place finish. Blaney challenged Walker for two laps before steering his #10 Vivarin J&J into the low line between turns one and two to take over third place late in the eighth lap. Steve Kinser, who burst into sixth place from outside the eighth row during the first half of the race, took over fifth as the leaders entered lapped traffic during the 13th lap. Blaney was challenging Smith for the runner-up spot when Mark collided with Third Heat Race winner Graydon Cross the next time around. Kinser kept the #5M Wirtgen Maxim running as Cross hit the wall between turns one and two. "I was feeling pressure from Stevie and I didn't want to hesitate in the turn," Kinser said of the incident. "I might have shut the door on him (Cross) too soon, but it worked out for us." Walker lost sixth place when he jumped the cushion in the first corner and flipped with five laps remaining. Hillenburg was unable to avoid the flipping Walker and stopped in turn two. His crew made quick repairs on the #2 STP J&J, and Andy restarted the race at the back of the pack for the third time. "The King of the Outlaws" challenged Hodnett for fourth place as the green flag replaced the red, then steered his #11 Quaker State Maxim deep into turn two for the pass the next time around. Jac Haudenschild drove the #22 Pennzoil Maxim past seven cars during the first 17 laps, then passed Randy Tiner for sixth with 2 1/2 laps remaining. Kinser was 10 car-lengths ahead of Smith when he took the checkered flag. "There for a while, it got a little bit hectic," Mark said of race which was stopped six times for caution and red periods. "I got a little pressure from Sammy and I saw Stevie a couple of times, so we feel fortunate to come away with the win." Blaney and Steve Kinser claimed the final two automatic starting positions in Sunday's Vivarin Dash by finishing third and fourth. Hodnett held off Haudenschild for fifth place. Completing the top 10 in the Preliminary Feature were Tiner, Jeff Shepard, Johnny Herrera and 18th-starting Brent Kaeding. For the fourth straight race, one of the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series' Rookie of the Year candidates failed to qualify for the feature. This time, Paul McMahan closed to within 46 points of the rookie points lead as Donny Schatz had problems in the Third Heat Race and the "B" Feature. WoO 1997 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Perris Auto Speedway, Lake Perris, CA Saturday, October 25, Preliminary Program Qualifications: 1. Dave Blaney, Blaney/Hylton 10, 14.751; 2. Stevie Smith, Smith 19, 14.860; 3. Randy Hannagan, TRH Racing 1x, 14.947; 4. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 14.999; 5. Jeff Shepard, Stewart 4J, 15.098; 6. Greg Hodnett, Helm 11H, 15.103; 7. Tyler Walker, Walker 35, 15.128; 8. Dale Blaney, Blaney/Hylton 93, 15.137; 9. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 15.158; 10. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 15.198; 11. Craig Dollansky, Wahlie 1W, 15.295; 12. Danny Lasoski, Black 1Z, 15.318; 13. Johnny Herrera, Sonner 47, 15.332; 14. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 15.333; 15. Randy Tiner, Tiner 83T, 15.352; 16. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 15.357; 17. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 15.375; 18. Brent Kaeding, M&M Racing 2M, 15.405; 19. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 15.477; 20. Jimmy Carr, Holbrook 8H, 15.482; 21. Paul McMahan, Stanton 75, 15.483; 22. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 15.533; 23. Graydon Cross, Cross 8C, 15.587; 24. Sean Fenn, Fenn 36, 15.652; 25. Joey Saldana, Mox Motorsports 17, 15.654; 26. Rickey Hood, Herrera 45x, 15.670; 27. Keith Kauffman, Johnson U2, 15.671; 28. Jason Meyers, Carter 14, 15.755; 29. Jason Lund, Lund 8L, 15.773; 30. Rick Ziehl, Ziehl 18x, 15.800; 31. Ronnie Day, Hasebe 2H, 15.817; 32. Victor Hensley, Hensley 51P, 15.955; 33. Dion Hindi, Hindi 11D, 15.963; 34. Peter Murphy, Williams 0, 16.022; 35. Joe Gaerte, Gaerte 3G, 16.082; 36. Tommy Tarlton, Tarlton 21T, 16.192; 37. Travis Whitney, Whitney 7S, 16.196; 38. David Fowler, Owens/Fowler 24, 16.308; 39. Shawn Sander, Sander 48, 16.360; 40. Marty Wilcox, Wilcox 3, 16.393; 41. John McDonald, McDonald 78, 17.029; 42. Jeff Slinkard, Stone 57, 17.220; 43. Greg Giardina, Giardina 568, 17.875; 44. Cal Herdson, Herdson 16, no time. First Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Lance Blevins, 2. Sammy Swindell, 3. Dave Blaney, 4. Paul McMahan, 5. Johnny Herrera, 6. Jason Lund, 7. Joey Saldana, 8. Jeff Shepard, 9. John McDonald, 10. Travis Whitney, 11. Dion Hindi. 2:12.3 (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Second Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Brent Kaeding, 2. Andy Hillenburg, 3. Stevie Smith, 4. Jac Haudenschild, 5. Greg Hodnett, 6. Jeff Swindell, 7. Rickey Hood, 8. Peter Murphy, 9. Rick Ziehl, 10. David Fowler, 11. Jeff Slinkard. 2:09.8. (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Third Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Graydon Cross, 2. Craig Dollansky, 3. Tyler Walker, 4. Randy Tiner, 5. Randy Hannagan, 6. Donny Schatz, 7. Keith Kauffman, 8. Joe Gaerte, 9. Ronnie Day, 10. Shawn Sander, 11. Greg Giardina. 2:13.9 (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Fourth Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Mark Kinser, 3. Danny Lasoski, 4. Sean Fenn, 5. Dale Blaney, 6. Jimmy Carr, 7. Tommy Tarlton, 8. Jason Meyers, 9. Marty Wilcox, 10. Victor Hensley. (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Tyler Walker, 2. Mark Kinser, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Sammy Swindell, 5. Randy Hannagan, 6. Stevie Smith, 7. Dave Blaney, 8. Dale Blaney. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the Preliminary Feature) C Feature (eight laps): 1. Travis Whitney, 2. David Fowler, 3. Marty Wilcox ($100); 4. John McDonald ($80); 5. Shawn Sander ($60); 6. Greg Giardina ($50); 7. Jeff Slinkard ($40); 8. Cal Herdson ($30). (first two qualified for the "B" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Jeff Swindell, 2. Jimmy Carr, 3. Jeff Shepard, 4. Joey Saldana, 5. Donny Schatz ($150); 6. Rickey Hood ($125); 7. Keith Kauffman ($100); 8. Jason Lund ($75); 9. Jason Meyers ($80); 10. Peter Murphy ($70); 11. Ronnie Day ($40); 12. Don Hindi ($40); 13. Joe Gaerte ($40); 14. Rick Ziehl ($40); 15. Travis Whitney ($60); 16. Victor Hensley ($40); 17. David Fowler ($60); 18. Tommy Tarlton ($40). 3:29.1 (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Preliminary Feature (20 laps): 1. Mark Kinser ($4,500); 2. Stevie Smith ($2,500); 3. Dave Blaney ($1,700); 4. Steve Kinser ($1,500); 5. Greg Hodnett ($1,350); 6. Jac Haudenschild ($1,250); 7. Randy Tiner ($1,200); 8. Jeff Shepard ($1,120); 9. Johnny Herrera ($1,075); 10. Brent Kaeding ($1,050); 11. Dale Blaney ($1,000); 12. Jeff Swindell ($820); 13. Craig Dollansky ($700); 14. Paul McMahan ($630); 15. Joey Saldana ($420); 16. Randy Hannagan ($400); 17. Sean Fenn ($300); 18. Jimmy Carr ($320); 19. Graydon Cross ($300); 20. Andy Hillenburg ($300); 21. Lance Blevins ($300); 22. Tyler Walker ($300); 23. Sammy Swindell ($300); 24. Danny Lasoski ($300). Lap leader: Mark Kinser 1-20 Channellock Fast-Time Award winner: Dave Blaney WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , Tyler Walker , Rick Ziehl , Jason Meyers , Joey Saldana , Paul McMahan , Randy Hannagan , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Peter Murphy , Jeff Swindell
Teams Williams