San Jose report 96-09-07

Mark Kinser Completes San Jose Sweep By Richard Day SAN JOSE, CA (September 7) - One by one, three former Skoal Outlaw Series champions tried to pass Mark Kinser in Saturday's "A" Feature at San Jose ...

Mark Kinser Completes San Jose Sweep By Richard Day SAN JOSE, CA (September 7) - One by one, three former Skoal Outlaw Series champions tried to pass Mark Kinser in Saturday's "A" Feature at San Jose Speedway. But Kinser - enjoying by far the finest year of his career - was equal to each challenge and completed his sweep of the $64,895 event. Mark's third double-feature sweep of the year gave him a commanding 363-point lead over defending champion Dave Blaney in the race for the 1996 World of Outlaws championship. "The last time I was here (1991), I made a big mistake and let Steve (Kinser) pass me," Mark told the capacity crowd following his 23rd main event victory of the season. Mark wasn't about to let that happen Saturday. Although Sammy Swindell, cousin Steve and Blaney attempted to steal his thunder during the final eight laps, Kinser kept the #5M Wirtgen Maxim rumbling ahead of the field. Swindell caught Mark late in the 23rd lap, only to have the engine in his #1 Channellock Gambler lose power. Although Blaney signaled to Steve that his right rear tire was almost flat during the caution period, "The King of the Outlaws" battled Mark for three laps after the green flag replaced the yellow. "The Buckeye Bullet" resumed the battle for the lead with two laps remaining, but was 10 car-lengths behind when Mark took the checkered flag. "I wanted to come back here and win for Ray Williams," Kinser said. "He's been with me for a long time. It's nice to win in my wife, Cindy's, hometown, too." Kinser won his 26th Vivarin Dash of the year for the right to start the "A" Feature on the pole. He burst into the lead as the green flag fell in the 30-lap race, and opened a comfortable advantage as the other 23 cars in the field jockeyed for position. Steve steered his #11 Quaker State Maxim deep into the fourth corner to pass Blaney for the runner-up spot late in the opening lap. Jeff Swindell relegated Blaney to fourth place seconds later with a low move through turn two. Stevie Smith took the high line into the second corner to pass Sammy for fifth place the next time around. Mark was a half-straightaway ahead of his closest pursuers early in the sixth lap when Paul McMahan hit the outside wall in turn two, flattening both tires on the right side of the #83 Beef Packers Stealth. Jeff Swindell brought out the caution again seconds later when he stopped the #7TW Gold Eagle Maxim in the second corner. Sammy started making his way to the front of the field as the race resumed, taking the low line past Smith in turn three and Blaney in the fourth corner. The 1983 World of Outlaws champion battled Steve Kinser for two laps before taking over second place during lap 11. Mark entered lapped traffic with a half-stretch advantage midway through the race. Sammy and Steve narrowed the gap as they battled for the runner-up spot, closing to within six car-lengths with 11 laps remaining. Sammy's run at Mark two laps later took a toll on his engine, however, forcing him to stop in turn one. Cousin Steve restarted the race with only marginal air pressure in his right rear tire. He gave up after being passed by "The Buckeye Bullet," Smith and Randy Hannagan. Steve's crew replaced the flat tire after Lance Blevins took the #21 Citgo J&J for a spin in the second corner, setting the stage for a two-lap dash to the checkered flag. With a backmarker separating the leaders during the final restart, Mark quickly opened a comfortable lead as the green flag replaced the yellow. Blaney rode the rim to within 10 car-lengths of the lead during the final two laps, but was unable to get any closer as Mark snapped his two-year reign at San Jose. Smith's third-place finish ended a roller-coaster evening for the EcoWater Systems team. After setting quick-time, he was forced to race in the "B" Feature when McMahan passed him during the final lap of the First Heat Race. Stevie won the "B," then passed four cars in the main event. Hannagan, a former San Jose track champion, finished fourth, ahead of Jac Haudenschild, Joe Gaerte, 17th-starting Andy Hillenburg, Joey Saldana, Steve Kinser and Mark Monico. The next stop on the Skoal Outlaw Series' annual tour of California comes Wednesday at Kings Speedway in Hanford. WoO 1996 World of Outlaws/Skoal Outlaw Series San Jose Speedway, San Jose, CA Saturday, September 7, Feature Program #55 Qualifications: 1. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 13.759; 2. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 13.802; 3. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 13.826; 4. Bobby McMahan, Lamar 3, 13.932; 5. Mark Monico, Monico 21M, 13.980; 6. Paul McMahan, Roth 83, 13.991; 7. Joe Gaerte, Gaerte 3G, 13.9997; 8. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 14.032; 9. Brent Kaeding, Kaeding 69, 14.066; 10. Johnny Herrera, Sonner 47, 14.096; 11. Joey Saldana, Stanton 75, 14.114; 12. Kevin Pylant, Pylant 14P, 14.188; 13. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 14.225; 14. Tyler Walker, Walker 35, 14.260; 15. Tim Green, Owen 14, 14.271; 16. Jason Lund, Lund 8L, 14.243; 17. Steve Kent, Toledo Brothers 3T, 14.334; 18. Brian Paulus, P&P Motorsports 28, 14.370; 19. Blake Robertson, Robertson 27B, 14.389; 20. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 14.391; 21. Jim Taves, Taves 34, 14.410; 22. Jim Carr, McCarr 7M, 14.410; 23. John Golobic, Golobic 57, 14.439; 24. Bob Walker, Walker 98, 14.498; 25. Jonathan Allard, Allard 17, 14.463; 26. Sean Fenn, Fenn 36, 14.479; 27. Graydon Cross, Cross 8c, 14.480; 28. Tom Tarlton, Tarlton 21T, 14.484; 29. Brad Furr, Furr 2F, 14.537; 30. Rick Martin, Martin 44, 14.563; 31. Greg Hodnett, Helm 11H, 14.568; 32. Greg DeCaires, Williams 0, 14.569; 33. Jason Meyers, Meyers 14J, 14.598; 34. Dale Cross, Cross 9, 14.600; 35. Troy Rosendahl, Rosendahl 41, 14.614; 36. Bud Kaeding, Kaeding 29, 14.634; 37. Rod Johnson, Johnson 17x, 14.678; 38. Scott Luhdorff, Williams 11x, 14.768; 39. Darrin Howard, Howard 1H, 14.776; 40. Brian Hodges, Hodges 31, 14.858; 41. Trevor Green, Green 22T, 14.867; 42. Keith Nafzger, Nafzger 9B, 14.869; 43. Ryan Riley, Riley 98x, 14.948; 44. Dean Nelson, Nelson 34N, 14.960; 45. Earl Stanton, Stanton 71, 14.963; 46. Jamie Hood, Hood 33, 15.001; 47. Gary Willey, Willey 76MC, 15.027; 48. Kurt Nelson, Nelson 72, 15.075; 49. Duane Bonini, Bonini 72x, 15.095; 50. Bernie House, House 2H, 16.044; 51. Ken Cox, Cox 52, 16.050; 52. Johnnie Alanese, Alanese 5x, 16.815; 53. Lindsey Casto, Casto 40, no time. First Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Joey Saldana, 2. Jason Lund, 3. Paul McMahan, 4. Stevie Smith, 5. Greg Hodnett, 6. Trevor Green, 7. Jim Taves, 8. Ken Cox, 9. Sean Fenn, 10. Jamie Hood, 11. Bud Kaeding. (first three qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Kevin Pylant, 2. Jeff Swindell, 3. Joe Gaerte, 4. Steve Kent, 5. Greg DeCaires, 6. Graydon Cross, 7. Rod Johnson, 8. Gary Willey, 9. Keith Nafzger, 10. Johnnie Alanese. DNS - Jim Carr. (first three qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Andy Hillenburg, 2. Sammy Swindell, 3. Jac Haudenschild, 4. Brian Paulus, 5. John Golobic, 6. Tom Tarlton, 7. Jason Meyers, 8. Ryan Riley, 9. Kurt Nelson, 10. Scott Luhdorff. (first three qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Tyler Walker, 2. Brent Kaeding, 3. Bobby McMahan, 4. Blake Robertson, 5. Bob Walker, 6. Dale Cross, 7. Brad Furr, 8. Darrin Howard, 9. Dean Nelson, 10. Duane Bonini. (first three qualified for the "A" Feature) Fifth Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Lance Blevins, 2. Tim Green, 3. Mark Monico, 4. Johnny Herrera, 5. Rick Martin, 6. Brian Hodges, 7. Jonathan Allard, 8. Troy Rosendahl, 9. Earl Stanton, 10. Bernie House. (first three qualified for the "A" Feature) Finishing 1-4 in Friday's Preliminary Feature automatically qualified Mark Kinser, Dave Blaney, Steve Kinser and Randy Hannagan for the first four starting positions in the Vivarin Dash. Vivarin Dash (seven laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Dave Blaney, 3. Steve Kinser, 4. Sammy Swindell, 5. Jeff Swindell, 6. Randy Hannagan. (finish determined the first six starting positions in the "A" Feature) C Feature (10 laps): 1. Dale Cross, 2. Bud Kaeding, 3. Troy Rosendahl ($135); 4. Scott Luhdorff ($110); 5. Darrin Howard ($90); 6. Trevor Green ($80); 7. Brian Hodges ($70); 8. Ryan Riley ($60); 9. Keith Nafzger ($50); 10. Gary Willey ($40); 11. Duane Bonini ($40); 12. Earl Stanton ($40); 13. Ken Cox ($40); 14. Dean Nelson ($40); 15. Johnnie Alanese ($40); 16. Rod Johnson ($40); 17. Kurt Nelson ($40); 18. Bernie House ($40). (first two qualified for the "B" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Johnny Herrera, 3. Jonathan Allard, 4. Brian Paulus, 5. Steve Kent, 6. Greg DeCaires ($210); 7. Blake Robertson ($185); 8. Sean Fenn ($160); 9. John Golobic ($110); 10. Rick Martin ($100); 11. Bud Kaeding ($110); 12. Bob Walker ($70); 13. Dale Cross ($80); 14. Brad Furr ($60); 15. Jim Taves ($60); 16. Greg Hodnett ($60); 17. Jason Meyers ($60); 18. Tom Tarlton ($60); 19. Graydon Cross ($60). (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Mark Kinser ($9,000); 2. Dave Blaney ($5,000); 3. Stevie Smith ($3,330); 4. Randy Hannagan ($3,000); 5. Jac Haudenschild ($2,260); 6. Joe Gaerte ($2,085); 7. Andy Hillenburg ($1,810); 8. Joey Saldana ($1,710); 9. Steve Kinser ($1,500); 10. Mark Monico ($1,410); 11. Brent Kaeding ($1,210); 12. Jeff Swindell ($1,110); 13. Bobby McMahan ($1,060); 14. Kevin Pylant ($1,010); 15. Tim Green ($710); 16. Steve Kent ($630); 17. Jason Lund ($510); 18. Lance Blevins ($510); 19. Sammy Swindell ($510); 20. Johnny Herrera ($530); 21. Jonathan Allard ($530); 22. Paul McMahan ($510); 23. Tyler Walker ($510); 24. Brian Paulus ($530). Lap leader: Mark Kinser 1-30 WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Brad Furr , Mark Kinser , Steve Kinser , Bud Kaeding , Sammy Swindell , Tyler Walker , Brian Paulus , Jason Meyers , Joey Saldana , Jonathan Allard , Paul McMahan , Randy Hannagan , Ray Williams , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Bobby McMahan , Jeff Swindell , Tim Green
Teams Williams