'King of the Outlaws' Holds off Swindell at Kings By Richard Day HANFORD, CA (September 10) - Although he realizes he won't repeat as the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series champion, Steve Kinser is still ...
'King of the Outlaws' Holds off Swindell at Kings By Richard Day HANFORD, CA (September 10) - Although he realizes he won't repeat as the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series champion, Steve Kinser is still one of the drivers to beat. "The King of the Outlaws" passed Channellock Dash winner Stevie Smith early in the opening lap and led all 30 for his 11th "A" Feature victory of the season Friday at Kings Speedway. "We've won more races this year, but we've had too many bad finishes to really be in the hunt (for the championship)," Steve admitted. "I'm just glad to get one for Quaker State and Franklin Power Products. We're just going to try to win as many more of these as we can." The battle for the 1999 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series title was even closer as fire-breathing, mudslinging sprint cars headed for Santa Maria Speedway. Mark Kinser's advantage over Danny Lasoski was only 31 points after he finished 16th and "The Dude" raced into fifth place from outside the fifth row. Steve Kinser, the 10th-fastest qualifier in the 44-car field, won the Second NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race, the earned the right to start the main event outside the front row by following Smith across the finish line in the Channellock Dash. Smith and Kinser were racing for the lead when Andy Hillenburg and Todd Bammer collided in the second corner early in the opening lap. Bammer spun and suffered severe front-end damage. Andy's crew repaired the #2 Luxaire J&J quickly, and he raced into eighth place from the back of the pack. A front-straightaway collision on the ensuing restart sent Dale Blaney and the #8H Energy Release Eagle flipping. Kinser, who collided with Smith on the second start, drove his #11 Quaker State Maxim into the high groove in the first corner to pass Stevie for the lead when the race resumed. Mark Kinser was challenging Smith for second place when Brooke Tatnell collided with Third NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race winner Blake Robertson and spun in turn four late in the ninth lap. Randy Hannagan drove the #1x NetTaxi Hurricane deep into the fourth corner to pass Sammy Swindell for fourth place as the green flag replaced the red. Jac Haudenschild took the high line through turn three to relegate Swindell to sixth place one lap later. Smith steered his #19 Ingersoll-Rand Black Bandit to the rim in the second corner, but was unable to take the lead early in lap 13. Mark Kinser dropped from third to sixth place the next time around when he slid over the cushion between turns one and two. Haudenschild passed Hannagan for third place two laps later, only to have problems in the second corner two laps later, allowing Hannagan and Swindell to pass him. Smith passed Kinser early in the 21st lap, but collided with Jason Meyers and spun into Mark Kinser in the third corner. Mark's crew repaired the #5M Mopar Maxim, but Smith was unable to restart. Haudenschild steered the #22 Elden Motorsports Maxim into the low groove between turns three and four to pass Hannagan for third place late in lap 25. Swindell raced wheel-to-wheel with "The King of the Outlaws" through the first two corners early in the final lap. He tried a similar move in turns three and four, but was unable to surge ahead. His #1 Channellock Stealth was just inches from Kinser's back bumper as they took the checkered flag. It was Steve's seventh career victory at Kings Speedway. "We were lucky to win that one," Kinser said. "We were loose from the word go. I could get off the corners okay, but we had to slow down so much to get into the corners that it gave those guys a chance to get us. I thought I might be able to get away a little bit with a clear track in front of me on that last restart, but we caught traffic pretty quick." Haudenschild finished in third place, ahead of Hannagan, Lasoski, 18th-starting Tim Shaffer, "B" Feature winner Jeff Swindell, Hillenburg, Brent Kaeding and Johnny Herrera. Swindell received his fourth Vivarin Fast-Time Award in the last five events after trimming .245 seconds off the qualifying standard Lasoski set February 19th. Sammy circled the semi-banked, 1/3-mile oval in 12.598 seconds, an average speed of 95.253 m.p.h.
1999 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Kings Speedway, Hanford, CA Friday, September 10, Feature Program #58 Vivarin qualifications: 1. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 12.598 (new single-lap record); 2. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 12.622; 3. Randy Hannagan, TH Racing 1x, 12.784; 4. Brad Furr, Furr 2F, 12.797; 5. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 12.852; 6. Danny Lasoski, Roth 83, 12.948; 7. Peter Murphy, Williams 40, 12.957; 8. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 12.986; 9. Brooke Tatnell, Tatnell 7K, 13.021; 10. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 13.054; 11. Blake Robertson, BR Motorsports 15R, 13.082; 12. Dale Blaney, Holbrook 8H, 13.086; 13. Stevie Smith, Smith 19, 13.118; 14. Johnny Herrera, DOCC Motorsports 1BK, 13.127; 15. Tommy Tarlton, Tarlton 21T, 13.145; 16. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 13.195; 17. Tim Shaffer, Helm 11H, 13.240; 18. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 104+, 13.266; 19. Ricci Faria, Faria 89, 13.307; 20. Kevin Pylant, Pylant 14P, 13.330; 21. Daryn Pittman, Sonner 47, 13.332; 22. Brent Kaeding, M&M Racing 69, 13.343; 23. Todd Bammer, Bammer 18, 13.384; 24. Jason Meyers, Carter 14, 13.390; 25. Tim Kaeding, McMillen 10T, 13.400; 26. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 13.424; 27. Graydon Cross, Cross 8C, 13.452; 28. Jim Taves, Taves 34, 13.457; 29. Kevin Gobrecht, Hylton/ Blaney 93, 13.502; 30. Jim Skinner, Skinner 73, 13.838; 31. Gary Ferravanti, Jr., Ferravanti 44, 13.910; 32. Jason Statler, ATM/Rios 00, 13.939; 33. Steve Osbourne, Brown 2T, 14.045; 34. Gary Ferravanti, Ferravanti 1F, 14.188; 35. Greg Decaires, Hasebe 2x, 14.283; 36. Garrett Ishii, Ishii 71G, 14.306; 37. Charlie Lowden, Lowden X, 14.333; 38. Butch Bahr, Bahr 25T, 14.344; 39. John McDonald, McDonald 78, 14.393; 40. Daniel Hood, Hood 33, 14.405; 41. Anthony Simone, Simone 10, 14.458; 42. Brian Coelho, Coelho 5C, 14.469; 43. Kevin Cory, Blackwell 27B, 14.470; 44. Mark Barroso, Barroso 78x, 14.705. First NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Brooke Tatnell, 2. Lance Blevins, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Donny Schatz, 5. Daryn Pittman, 6. Tim Shaffer, 7. Kevin Gobrecht, 8. Tim Kaeding, 9. Steve Osbourne, 10. Anthony Simone, 11. Charlie Lowden. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Second NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Mark Kinser, 3. Tommy Tarlton, 4. Peter Murphy, 5. Andy Hillenburg, 6. Gary Ferravanti, 7. Jim Skinner, 8. Brian Coelho, 9. Butch Bahr, 10. Brent Kaeding, 11. Jeff Swindell. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Third NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Blake Robertson, 2. Johnny Herrera, 3. Randy Hannagan, 4. Danny Lasoski, 5. Todd Bammer, 6. Graydon Cross, 7. Ricci Faria, 8. Greg Decaires, 9. John McDonald, 10. Kevin Cory, 11. Gary Ferravanti, Jr. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Jac Haudenschild, 3. Brad Furr, 4. Jason Meyers, 5. Dale Blaney, 6. Kevin Pylant, 7. Jason Statler, 8. Jim Taves, 9. Daniel Hood, 10. Garrett Ishii, 11. Mark Barroso. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Channellock Dash (five laps): 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Brooke Tatnell, 4. Mark Kinser, 5. Sammy Swindell, 6. Randy Hannagan, 7. Brad Furr, 8. Blake Robertson. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) C Feature (10 laps): 1. Garrett Ishii, 2. Greg Decaires, 3. Brian Coelho ($125); 4. Mark Barroso ($100); 5. Butch Bahr ($80); 6. Daniel Hood ($70); 7. Anthony Simone ($60); 8. Charlie Lowden ($50); 9. John McDonald ($40); 10. Kevin Cory ($35). (first two qualified for the "B" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Jeff Swindell, 2. Tim Shaffer, 3. Brent Kaeding, 4. Tim Kaeding, 5. Kevin Pylant ($200); 6. Jason Statler ($180); 7. Kevin Gobrecht ($150); 8. Ricci Faria ($110); 9. Jim Skinner ($90); 10. Graydon Cross ($80); 11. Greg Decaires ($80); 12. Garrett Ishii ($70); 13. Gary Ferravanti ($50); 14. Gary Ferravanti, Jr. ($50); 15. Jim Taves ($50); 16. Steve Osbourne ($50). (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Steve Kinser ($8,000); 2. Sammy Swindell ($4,000); 3. Jac Haudenschild ($3,000); 4. Randy Hannagan ($2,500); 5. Danny Lasoski ($2,300); 6. Tim Shaffer ($2,220); 7. Jeff Swindell ($2,120); 8. Andy Hillenburg ($2,000); 9. Brent Kaeding ($1,820); 10. Johnny Herrera ($1,700); 11. Donny Schatz ($1,400); 12. Tim Kaeding ($1,220); 13. Peter Murphy ($1,100); 14. Jason Meyers ($1,050); 15. Tommy Tarlton ($1,000); 16. Mark Kinser ($900); 17. Lance Blevins ($700); 18. Stevie Smith ($550); 19. Brad Furr ($550); 20. Daryn Pittman ($550); 21. Brooke Tatnell ($550); 22. Blake Robertson ($550); 23. Dale Blaney ($550); 24. Todd Bammer ($550). Lap leader: Steve Kinser 1-30 Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner: Sammy Swindell WoO