San Jose Speedway report 97-09-13

Blaney Ends Swindell's Streak in San Jose Opener By Richard Day SAN JOSE, CA (September 5) - "The Streak" has ended. Dave Blaney, who restarted in the lead after Sammy Swindell crashed in the Amoco Knoxville ...

Blaney Ends Swindell's Streak in San Jose Opener By Richard Day SAN JOSE, CA (September 5) - "The Streak" has ended. Dave Blaney, who restarted in the lead after Sammy Swindell crashed in the Amoco Knoxville Nationals, broke Swindell's seven- feature winning streak Friday when the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series opened a $75,000 event at San Jose Speedway. Swindell was racing for the lead with six laps remaining in the Preliminary Feature when he caught the infield berm in turn four. The #1 Channellock Gambler flipped and Swindell was forced to settle for a 16th-place finish. He was 91 points ahead of Blaney in the World of Outlaws' driver standings entering Saturday's finale. Swindell's crash, coupled with Blaney's 16th-lap pass of Steve Kinser, gave "The Buckeye Bullet" his first victory since mid-August. "We haven't run well since the Nationals," Blaney admitted. "My guys have been plugging away and hopefully, this is what we need to get back on track. There's still plenty of time left in the season and with some good finishes and a couple breaks, we could be right back on top of this thing (the points race)." Mark Kinser, San Jose's single-lap record holder, received his 27th Channellock Fast-Time Award of the year for pacing the qualifying session. He circled the semi-banked, 1/3-mile oval in 13.873 seconds, almost a quarter-second faster than Swindell, the second-fastest qualifier. Kinser, who won the World of Outlaws' "A" Feature at San Jose last September, picked the #6 inversion pill, however, and cousin Steve Kinser won the Vivarin Dash from the pole. "The King of the Outlaws," winner of six main events at San Jose in his career, burst into the lead as the green flag fell in the Preliminary Feature. Randy Tiner passed Blaney early in the first lap, but his collision with Swindell sent his #83T sprinter barrel-rolling, then flipping over the back-straightaway wall. Kinser drove his #11 Quaker State Maxim into the lead as the green flag replaced the red. Swindell used an inside move in the third corner to pass Jac Haudenschild for third place. Blaney, who started inside the third row, passed "The Wild Child" for fourth with a high move through the first and second corners early in lap five. Sammy passed his brother, Jeff Swindell, on the front stretch early in the sixth lap. Blaney steered his #10 Vivarin J&J into the low groove in turn four to pass Jeff for third place seconds later, then followed Sammy and Kinser into lapped traffic. "The King of the Outlaws" was five car-lengths ahead of his closest pursuers midway through the race. He lost the lead three laps later, however, when Swindell got a run on him high in the second corner and beat him down the back straightaway. Kinser regained the lead late in the 14th lap when Swindell jumped the cushion in turn four. Sammy was trying to pass Kinser for first place the next time around when his collision with the berm in turn four sent him flipping. Jeff dropped out of the race during the red period when the #7TW Gold Eagle J&J suffered a broken rear end. Blaney challenged Kinser for the lead as the race resumed, and passed him high in the second corner early in lap 16. Mark passed Stevie Smith for fourth place - the final automatic starting position in Saturday's Vivarin Dash - with a low move into turn one the next time around. "The King of the Outlaws" pressured Blaney for the lead throughout the final lap and almost passed him deep in the fourth corner. He was one car-length behind when "The Buckeye Bullet" took the checkered flag. "We didn't change much during that last red," Blaney said. "I thought we were just as fast as Sammy or Steve. "The track was tough tonight. It got pretty rough out there, and if you made a mistake - like Sammy did - it could bite you." Haudenschild finished third, ahead of Mark Kinser, Smith, 19th-starting Brent Kaeding, Jason Lund, Greg Hodnett, Danny Lasoski and Bud Kaeding. WoO 1997 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series San Jose Speedway, San Jose, CA Friday, September 5, Preliminary Program Qualifications: 1. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 13.873; 2. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 14.112; 3. Dave Blaney, Blaney/Hylton 10, 14.130; 4. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 14.164; 5. Danny Lasoski, Roth 83, 14.400; 6. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 14.408; 7. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 14.452; 8. Randy Tiner, Tiner 83T, 14.495; 9. Stevie Smith, Smith 19, 14.508; 10. Joe Gaerte, Gaerte 3G, 14.514; 11. Greg Hodnett, Helm 11H, 14.515; 12. Jason Lund, Lund 8L, 14.520; 13. Ronnie Day, Henderson 7N, 14.527; 14. Tim Kaeding, Cosper 6, 14.580; 15. Kevin Pylant, Pylant 14P, 14.624; 16. Bobby McMahan, Bumgarner 88, 14.627; 17. Bud Kaeding, Kaeding 29, 14.644; 18. Peter Murphy, Williams 0, 14.645; 19. Johnny Herrera, Sonner 47, 14.678; 20. Steven Allard, Allard 35, 14.697; 21. Randy Hannagan, TRH Racing 1x, 14.697; 22. Tom Tarlton, Tarlton 21T, 14.786; 23. Brent Kaeding, M&M Racing 2M, 14.830; 24. Paul McMahan, Stanton 75, 14.921; 25. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 14.971; 26. Duwane Bonni, Bonni 72, 14.879; 27. Dion Hindi, Hindi 11D, 14.980; 28. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 15.000; 29. Mark Monico, Monico 21, 15.045; 30. Craig Dollansky, Wahlie 1W, 15.049; 31. Ron McBride, McBride 74, 15.072; 32. Jason Statler, Statler 00, 15.111; 33. Craig Smith, Smith 39, 15.127; 34. Derron Howard, Howard 1H, 15.164; 35. Graydon Cross, Cross 8C, 15.179; 36. Brad Furr, Furr 2F, 15.181; 37. Keith Nafzger, Nafzger 9B, 15.187; 38. Erik Folger, Folger 17E, 15.217; 39. Ryan Riley, Riley 98x, 15.296; 40. Jason Meyers, Meyers 14, 15.343; 41. David Fowler, Fowler 24, 15.518; 42. Jonathan Allard, Bailey 17, 15.518; 43. Jason York, York 25, 15.553; 44. Todd Bammer, Bammer 18, 15.570; 45. Jim Skinner, Skinner 73, 15.603; 46. Jamie Hood, Hood 33, 15.635; 47. Kalvin Landus, Landus 27B, 15.678; 48. Gary Deving, Deving 3x, 16.731; 49. Troy Rozendahl, Rozendahl 41, 15.814; 50. Carl Yucinich, Yucinich 5, 16.045; 51. Norm Merril, Merril 53, 16.520. First Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Randy Hannagan, 2. Bud Kaeding, 3. Stevie Smith, 4. Ronnie Day, 5. Mark Kinser, 6. Danny Lasoski, 7. Donny Schatz, 8. Mark Monico, 9. Craig Smith, 10. David Fowler. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Second Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Sammy Swindell, 2. Tom Tarlton, 3. Jeff Swindell, 4. Duwane Bonni, 5. Craig Dollansky, 6. Joe Gaerte, 7. Peter Murphy, 8. Erik Folger, 9. Jonathan Allard, 10. Tim Kaeding. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Third Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Brent Kaeding, 2. Johnny Herrera, 3. Kevin Pylant, 4. Steve Kinser, 5. Dave Blaney, 6. Dion Hindi, 7. Greg Hodnett, 8. Ryan Riley, 9. Kalvin Landus, 10. Graydon Cross. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Fourth Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jason Lund, 2. Randy Tiner, 3. Jac Haudenschild, 4. Paul McMahan, 5. Andy Hillenburg, 6. Jason Statler, 7. Steven Allard, 8. Todd Bammer, 9. Brad Furr, 10. Bobby McMahan. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Jeff Swindell, 3. Jac Haudenschild, 4. Sammy Swindell, 5. Dave Blaney, 6. Danny Lasoski, 7. Mark Kinser, 8. Stevie Smith. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the Preliminary Feature) C Feature (10 laps): 1. Jason Meyers, 2. Keith Nafzger, 3. Ryan Riley, 4. Erik Folger ($100); 5. David Fowler ($80); 6. Todd Bammer ($60); 7. Jim Skinner ($50); 8. Jason York ($40); 9. Jonathan Allard ($30); 10. Gary Deving ($25); 11. Kelvin Landus ($25); 12. Troy Rozendahl ($25); 13. Carl Yucinich ($25); 14. Norm Merril ($25); 15. Jamie Hood ($25). (first three qualified for the "B" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Joe Gaerte, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Danny Lasoski, 4. Donny Schatz, 5. Graydon Cross ($150); 6. Steven Allard ($125); 7. Bobby McMahan ($100); 8. Jason Meyers ($75); 9. Peter Murphy ($60); 10. Dion Hindi ($50); 11. Brad Furr ($40); 12. Mark Monico ($40); 13. Ryan Riley ($40); 14. Jason Statler ($40); 15. Craig Smith ($40); 16. Keith Nafzger ($40). (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Preliminary Feature (20 laps): 1. Dave Blaney ($4,500); 2. Steve Kinser ($2,500); 3. Jac Haudenschild ($1,700); 4. Mark Kinser ($1,500); 5. Stevie Smith ($1,350); 6. Brent Kaeding ($1,250); 7. Jason Lund ($1,200); 8. Greg Hodnett ($1,120); 9. Danny Lasoski ($1,095); 10. Bud Kaeding ($1,050); 11. Ronnie Day ($1,000); 12. Kevin Pylant ($800); 13. Randy Hannagan ($700); 14. Andy Hillenburg ($630); 15. Joe Gaerte ($420); 16. Sammy Swindell ($400); 17. Donny Schatz ($320); 18. Johnny Herrera ($300); 19. Paul McMahan ($300); 20. Craig Dollansky ($300); 21. Duwane Bonni ($300); 22. Tom Tarlton ($300); 23. Jeff Swindell ($300); 24. Randy Tiner ($300). Lap leaders: Steve Kinser 1-12, 14-15; Sammy Swindell 13; Dave Blaney 16-20 Channellock Fast-Time Award winner: Mark Kinser WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Brad Furr , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Bud Kaeding , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , Jason Meyers , Jonathan Allard , Paul McMahan , Randy Hannagan , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Tim Kaeding , Jason Statler , Bobby McMahan , Peter Murphy , Jason York , Jeff Swindell
Teams Williams