Red River Valley Speedway Finale 1999-07-10

Steve Kinser Takes Duel in the Dakotas Finale By Richard Day WEST FARGO, ND (July 10) - The Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series presents an ever-changing lifestyle for its teams. A driver can go from a...

Steve Kinser Takes Duel in the Dakotas Finale By Richard Day WEST FARGO, ND (July 10) - The Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series presents an ever-changing lifestyle for its teams. A driver can go from a zero to a hero in a split-second. Steve Kinser capped a two-week emotional roller-coaster ride Saturday with an $18,000 victory in the Second Annual Duel in the Dakotas championship feature at Red River Valley Speedway. TNN Motorsports televised the action live. "We tore a frame and motor up, but that's all part of racing," Steve said after winning the eighth "A" Feature of his career at Red River Valley. "I want to thank Quaker State, Franklin Power Products and Goodyear tires for great sponsorship, and all the fans." Kinser, who swept the Preliminary Features in the Duel in the Dakotas a year ago, spun into the wall and had to bring out a backup car after Scott McDonald crashed into him Thursday. The engine in his #11 Quaker State Maxim exploded as he took the checkered flag in the First NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race Saturday. After his crew replaced his power plant, "The King of the Outlaws" earned the right to start the 30-lap main event inside the second row by following Jac Haudenschild and Andy Hillenburg across the finish line in the Channellock Dash. Haudenschild burst into the lead as the green flag fell in the 30- lap main event, and was building a comfortable advantage when defending Duel in the Dakotas champion Sammy Swindell took his #1 Channellock Stealth for a spin in turn two early in the second lap. Shane Stewart halted the ensuing restart with a first-corner spin. Kinser passed Hillenburg for second place deep in turn four as the green flag replaced the yellow. A broken brake caliper in the #2 Luxaire J&J forced Andy to drop out of the race the next time around. Haudenschild was 3.9 seconds ahead of Kinser when he entered lapped traffic during the seventh lap. He tangled with a lapped car and spun into a retaining tire in the second corner one lap later, however. Tim Monson was unable to dodge Jack Elden's #22 Elden Maxim and flipped. Kinser restarted ahead of the field and controlled the restart. Second Preliminary Feature winner Stevie Smith used an inside move in turn four to pass Jeff Swindell for third place late in the 10th lap. Danny Lasoski steered the #83 Beef Packers Eagle into the high groove in the first corner to pass Third NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race winner Kevin Gobrecht for fifth three laps later. Kinser was .63 seconds ahead of Johnny Herrera when he caught the backmarkers again during the 17th lap. He increased his advantage to 1.08 seconds within four laps. Herrera, who won a Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series main event at Red River Valley Speedway six years ago to the day, narrowed the gap to .8 seconds by lap 22, and was only .3 seconds behind the next time around. Mark Kinser, who spun while racing for the lead in the Second NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race, won the "B" Feature and started the main event inside the fifth row. He steered the #5M Mopar Maxim into the low groove between turns three and four to pass Jeff Swindell for fourth place late in lap 23. Herrera and Smith exchanged the runner-up spot during the 25th and 26th laps, before Sammy Swindell collided with a lapped car and flipped over the retaining wall in the second corner. Swindell, a five-time winner at Red River Valley Speedway, lost 12th place in the crash. The #1BK Networks Eagle suffered a bent drag link when it bounced off one of the retaining tires with three laps remaining, but Herrera managed to stay ahead of Smith. Lasoski and Jeff Swindell collided in the fourth corner late in lap 27, sending the #104+ Octane Boost J&J into a series of spins. Although Swindell kept going, he lost 10 positions and eventually finished 15th. "The King of the Outlaws" opened a comfortable advantage during the final three laps and took the checkered flag with 1.8 seconds to spare. The victory was his eighth of the season. "We had a good race car, but we put too hard a tire on," Steve said. "We thought the track was going to take rubber in (turns) three and four. I got a little slow in one and two the last few laps. I decided if I went down there and poked around on the bottom, they would drive around me on the outside, so I thought I'd just go to the top. If I had stayed on the bottom, we'd have probably been beaten. Everything worked out well." Smith held off Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series points leader Mark Kinser for third place. Completing the top 10 were Lasoski, 22nd- starting Donny Schatz, Tyler Walker, Gobrecht, Tim Shaffer and Brooke Tatnell. The Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series will run a $45,100 event at Cedar Lake Speedway Monday before heading to Eldora Speedway for three days of racing for more than $200,000. The series will make up the April 3rd main event Thursday, run the Mopar Clash Friday and the 16th Annual Mopar Kings Royal Saturday. TNN Motorsports will televise Friday's action live between 10 p.m. and midnight (EDT) and have two hours of live coverage from Saturday's $50,000-to-win race starting at 9 p.m. (EDT). WoO 1999 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Second Annual Duel in the Dakotas Red River Valley Speedway, West Fargo, ND Saturday, July 10, Feature Program #37 First NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Tyler Walker, 3. Lance Blevins, 4. Jeff Swindell, 5. Kasey Kahne, 6. Shane Stewart, 7. Bill Robertson, 8. Jimmy Kouba, 9. Jason Wendt, 10. Bob Martin. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Second NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Danny Lasoski, 3. Daryn Pittman, 4. Tim Shaffer, 5. Tim Monson, 6. Mark Kinser, 7. Wade Nygaard, 8. Loren Langerud, 9. Mike Johnson, 10. Pat Miller. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Third NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Kevin Gobrecht, 2. Donny Schatz, 3. Brooke Tatnell, 4. Craig Dollansky, 5. Donny Goeden, 6. Scott Young, 7. Mark Toews, 8. Tim Sernett, 9. Gerald Cressman, 10. Scott McDonald. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Scoring the most points in the preliminary programs automatically qualified Jac Haudenschild, Andy Hillenburg, Johnny Herrera and Sammy Swindell for the first four starting positions in the Channellock Dash. Channellock Dash (five laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild, 2. Andy Hillenburg, 3. Steve Kinser, 4. Stevie Smith, 5. Jeff Swindell, 6. Johnny Herrera, 7. Kevin Gobrecht, 8. Sammy Swindell. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Shane Stewart, 3. Wade Nygaard, 4. Bill Robertson, 5. Mark Toews, 6. Loren Langerud ($200); 7. Tim Sernett ($175); 8. Jimmy Kouba ($150); 9. Jason Wendt ($125); 10. Mike Johnson ($100); 11. Scott McDonald ($90): 12. Pat Miller ($80); 13. Scott Young ($80); 14. Bob Martin ($70); 15. Gerald Cressman ($60). (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Steve Kinser ($18,000); 2. Johnny Herrera ($10,000); 3. Stevie Smith ($5,500); 4. Mark Kinser ($4,620); 5. Danny Lasoski ($3,500); 6. Donny Schatz ($2,760); 7. Tyler Walker ($2,300); 8. Kevin Gobrecht ($2,200); 9. Tim Shaffer ($2,150); 10. Brooke Tatnell ($2,050); 11. Kasey Kahne ($2,025); 12. Craig Dollansky ($2,000); 13. Lance Blevins ($1,500); 14. Jac Haudenschill ($1,400); 15. Jeff Swindell ($1,200); 16. Daryn Pittman ($1,100); 17. Shane Stewart ($1,020); 18. Mark Toews ($820); 19. Donny Goeden ($700); 20. Wade Nygaard ($720); 21. Sammy Swindell ($700); 22. Bill Robertson ($720); 23. Tim Monson ($700); 24. Andy Hillenburg ($700). Lap leaders: Jac Haudenschild, 1-9, Steve Kinser 10-30 WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Tim Shaffer , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Kasey Kahne , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , Mike Johnson , Tyler Walker , Brooke Tatnell , Daryn Pittman , Shane Stewart , Scott Young , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell