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BLANEY WINS OUTLAWS' INAUGURAL RACE AT RANSOMVILLE By Richard Day RANSOMVILLE, NY (August 9) - Dave Blaney has made a habit of winning World of Outlaws events in New York. He's recorded six of his 35...

BLANEY WINS OUTLAWS' INAUGURAL RACE AT RANSOMVILLE By Richard Day RANSOMVILLE, NY (August 9) - Dave Blaney has made a habit of winning World of Outlaws events in New York. He's recorded six of his 35 career Copenhagen-Skoal Shootout "A" Feature victories in the Empire State. "The Buckeye Bullet" was at it again Tuesday night when a record crowd packed the stands for the World of Outlaws' inaugural visit to Ransomville Speedway. He snapped a 10-event winless streak by leading all 25 laps en route to his fifth victory of the year. Fellow Ohioan Jac Haudenschild got the festivities off to a quick start when he broke Ransomville's one-lap record. He drove the #22 Pennzoil Maxim around the semi-banked, 1/2-mile oval in 14.582 seconds, an average speed of 123.440 m.p.h. "The Wild Child" received his second Ecowater Fast- Time Award of the season for his record-setting run. Blaney, the second-fastest qualifier in the 25-car field, beat Haudenschild across the finish line in the Vivarin Dash for the right to start the "A" Feature on the pole. "The Buckeye Bullet" burst into the lead immediately after the green flag fell in the main event, and ran away from the field as Sammy Swindell passed "The Wild Child" for the runner-up spot early in the opening lap. Blaney was a half-straightaway ahead of his closest pursuers when Steve Kinser passed Haudenschild for third place late in lap two. He entered lapped traffic with a full straightaway advantage three laps later. Blaney's lead vanished when Adrian Flath and Gregg Pottorff collided and spun in the first corner the next time around. When the green flag replaced the yellow, "The Buckeye Bullet" raced away from the field again. He padded his cushion to a full straightaway by lap nine, and drove the #10 Vivarin J&J into lapped traffic again the next time around. Jeff Swindell passed Andy Hillenburg for fifth place with a low move into turn two midway through the race. Hillenburg pressured Jeff for the next two laps, but was unable to regain the position. Jeff's Two Winners Racing teammate, Greg Hodnett, relegated Andy to seventh place with 10 laps remaining. Kinser challenged Sammy for the runner-up spot for three laps before the caution flag was flying again. This time, steering problems forced Gary Drum to stop on the back stretch. Jeff passed Haudenschild in turn three immediately after the race resumed. Sammy kept pace with Blaney, and had the backmarkers in sight when another turn-one spin by Pottorff set up a three-lap dash for the $5,200 first prize. Sammy made one last run at "The Buckeye Bullet" on the ensuing restart, but was unable to make the winning pass. He was five car-lengths behind when Blaney took the checkered flag. Swindell's runner-up finish pushed him past Hillenburg, back into third place in the Copenhagen-Skoal Shootout points standings. "The King of the Outlaws" finished the main event in third place, ahead of Jeff, Haudenschild, Hodnett, Hillenburg, Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race winner Kenny Jacobs, New Yorker Craig Keel and Joe Gaerte. Jeff's fourth-place run, coupled with the sixth- and 10th-place finishes turned in by Hodnett and Gaerte, marked the second straight event the Two Winners Racing team put all three of its Maxim sprinters in the top 10. WoO 1994 WORLD OF OUTLAWS/COPENHAGEN-SKOAL SHOOTOUT Ransomville Speedway, Ransomville, NY Tuesday, August 9, Feature Program #51 Qualifications: 1. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 14.582 (new one-lap record); 2. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 14.722; 3. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 14.783; 4. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 14.792; 5. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 14.993; 6. Sammy Swindell, Gilliam 1, 15.055; 7. Greg Hodnett, Two Winners 8TW, 15.057; 8. Kenny Jacobs, Motter 71M, 15.105; 9. Joe Gaerte, Two Winners 9TW, 15.182; 10. Craig Keel, Keel 8, 15.203; 11. Mike Woodring, Woodring 19, 15.415; 12. Sid Blandford, Blandford 31, 15.728; 13. Gary Chambers, Chambers 16, 15.758; 14. Tom Taber, Taber 44, 15.928; 15. Lance Yonge, Yonge 17, 15.933; 16. Adrian Flath, Flath 10A, 16.331; 17. Gregg Pottorff, Pottorff 9, 16.391; 18. Gary Drum, Drum 22x, 16.409; 19. Phil Mott, Mott 15, 16.485; 20. Doug Emory, Emory 32, 16.652; 21. Rob Hart, Hart 8W, 16.692; 22. Mark Bragman, Bragman 3, 16.720; 23. Tom Toedter, Toedter 11T, 16.872; 24. Tom Higgins, Higgins 07, 17.818; 25. Crash Nash, Nash 48, 18.338. First Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jeff Swindell, 2. Jac Haudenschild, 3. Craig Keel, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Gary Chambers, 6. Adrian Flath, 7. Mark Bragman, 8. Phil Mott, 9. Crash Nash. (first nine qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Kenny Jacobs, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Dave Blaney, 4. Tom Taber, 5. Mike Woodring, 6. Gregg Pottorff, 7. Doug Emory, 8. Tom Toedter. (first eight qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Sammy Swindell, 2. Joe Gaerte, 3. Lance Yonge, 4. Andy Hillenburg, 5. Sid Blandford, 6. Rob Hart, 7. Gary Drum, 8. Tom Higgins ($10). (first eight qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Dave Blaney, 2. Jac Haudenschild, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Andy Hillenburg, 5. Steve Kinser, 6. Jeff Swindell, 7. Kenny Jacobs, 8. Greg Hodnett. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) A Feature (25 laps): 1. Dave Blaney ($5,210); 2. Sammy Swindell ($3,510); 3. Steve Kinser ($2,510); 4. Jeff Swindell ($2,210); 5. Jac Haudenschild ($2,110); 6. Greg Hodnett ($2,010); 7. Andy Hillenburg ($1,610); 8. Kenny Jacobs ($1,510); 9. Craig Keel ($1,410); 10. Joe Gaerte ($1,310); 11. Sid Blandford ($1,110); 12. Mike Woodring ($1,010); 13. Gary Chambers ($810); 14. Tom Taber ($610); 15. Lance Yonge ($490); 16. Doug Emory ($410); 17. Phil Mott ($360); 18. Crash Nash ($360); 19. Mark Bragman ($360); 20. Rob Hart ($360); 21. Gregg Pottorff ($360); 22. Gary Drum ($360); 23. Adrian Flath ($360); 24. Tom Toedter ($360). DNS - Tim Higgins. Lap leader: Dave Blaney 1-25 Ecowater Fast-Time Award winner: Jac Haudenschild WoO*eot

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Kenny Jacobs , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Jeff Swindell