Santa Maria report 98-09-12

Lasoski Wins at Santa Maria as Kinser Crashes By Richard Day SANTA MARIA, CA (September 12) - Pennzoil World of Outlaw Series points leader Steve Kinser was the victim of "one of those racing deals" Saturday at...

Lasoski Wins at Santa Maria as Kinser Crashes By Richard Day SANTA MARIA, CA (September 12) - Pennzoil World of Outlaw Series points leader Steve Kinser was the victim of "one of those racing deals" Saturday at Santa Maria Speedway. Kinser, who started the 40-lap "A" Feature outside the fifth row, passed Danny Lasoski for the lead early in the 38th lap. They collided as they battled for position in the fourth corner heading for the checkered flag, sending the #11 Quaker State Maxim into the front- straightaway retaining wall 50 feet from the finish line. Lasoski's third main event victory of the season was bittersweet at best. "I hate it for Steve," Lasoski said. "There was no way it was intentional. We got hung up in traffic there toward the end. I don't know if the tires went away or what. I saw a lane open on the last lap. I didn't mean to hit him. It was just one of those racing deals." The crash cost Kinser, who received credit for finishing 14th, 28 points and allowed defending Pennzoil World of Outlaw Series champion Sammy Swindell to narrow the gap in their battle for first place to 32 points. Lasoski, the fifth-fastest qualifier in the 33-car field, earned the right to start the main event outside the front row by following Mark Kinser across the finish line in the Channellock Dash. Mark drove the #5M Wirtgen Maxim into the lead from the pole as the green flag fell in the "A" Feature, only to have Lasoski pass him with a high move into the second corner early in the opening lap. "The King of the Outlaws," a five-time winner at Santa Maria Speedway, passed "B" Feature winner Andy Hillenburg and Steve Coelho during the first two laps, then took the low line through turns one and two to pass Swindell for seventh early in the third lap. Lasoski entered lapped traffic with an eight-car-length advantage five laps into the race. Mark caught him in dense traffic three laps later, however. Mark was challenging "The Dude" for the lead when Steve passed Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner Brent Kaeding for fourth place late in lap 12. "The Dude' broke out of traffic and had the #83 Beef Packers Eagle six car-lengths ahead of Mark by the 17th lap. "The King of the Outlaws" used a high move through the first and second corners to pass Jeff Swindell for third midway through the race. Mark narrowed the gap to two car-lengths during the 21st lap, but a daring move between a pair of backmarkers gave Lasoski a seven-car- length comfort zone three laps later. "The Dude" was a straightaway ahead of his closest pursuers when Steve passed Mark high in turn two for second place early in lap 27. "The King of the Outlaws" closed to within 10 car-lengths eight laps later, then took the lead with a low move through the first and second corners early in the 38th lap. Lasoski kept pace with Kinser during the final 2 1/2 laps, and regained the lead in turn four with the checkered flag in sight. Unfortunately, they collided in the process. Jeff Swindell finished the 56th "A" Feature of the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series' 20th Anniversary Season in second place, ahead of Mark Kinser, Dale Blaney, 13th-starting Stevie Smith, Sammy Swindell, Hillenburg, Kaeding, Fourth Racing Champions Heat Race winner Jac Haudenschild and Tyler Walker. Kaeding, who won the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series "A" Feature at Santa Maria last September 13th, received his first Vivarin Fast- Time Award of the year for pacing the qualifying session. He circled Santa Maria's high-banked, 1/3-mile oval in 12.241 seconds, an average speed of 98.031 m.p.h. Hillenburg set Santa Maria Speedway's single- lap record with an 11.504-second lap on September 22, 1995. The Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series will sanction the 45th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway Thursday through Saturday. WoO 1998 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Santa Maria Speedway, Santa Maria, CA Saturday, September 12, Feature Program #56 Qualifications: 1. Brent Kaeding, M&M Racing 2M, 12.241; 2. Dale Blaney, Hylton/Blaney 93, 12.335; 3. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 104+, 12.400; 4. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 12.455; 5. Danny Lasoski, Roth 83, 12.484; 6. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 12.492; 7. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 12.510; 8. Joe Gaerte, Holbrook 8H, 12.522; 9. Steve Coelho, Coelho 6C, 12.525; 10. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 12.535; 11. Peter Murphy, Williams 0, 12.537; 12. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 12.560; 13. Stevie Smith, Smith 19, 12.564; 14. Randy Tiner, Tiner 83T, 12.565; 15. Tyler Walker, Walker 35, 12.607; 16. Johnny Herrera, Sonner 47, 12.617; 17. Jason Meyers, Berry 14, 12.666; 18. Bud Kaeding, Macieal 29, 12.762; 19. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 12.764; 20. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 12.767; 21. Randy Hannagan, THR 1x, 12.817; 22. Blake Robertson, BR Motorsports 15R, 12.839; 23. Tim Shaffer, Helm 11H, 12.931; 24. Paul McMahan, Stanton 75, 12.980; 25. Tommy Tarlton, Tarlton 21T, 13.065; 26. Jason Statler, ATM/Rios 00, 13.200; 27. Gary Ferravanti, Ferravanti 1F, 13.384; 28. Graydon Cross, Cross 8C, 13.480; 29. Gary Ferravanti, Jr., Ferravanti 44, 13.654; 30. Brian Coelho, Coelho 5C, 13.686; 31. Daniel Hood, Hood 33, 13.742; 32. Jeff Fiscus, Fiscus 7, 14.185; 33. Lynn Anderson, Anderson 36, 14.195. First Racing Champions Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Randy Hannagan, 2. Brent Kaeding, 3. Steve Coelho, 4. Stevie Smith, 5. Danny Lasoski, 6. Tommy Tarlton, 7. Gary Ferravanti, Jr., 8. Lynn Anderson, 9. Jason Meyers. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Racing Champions Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Bud Kaeding, 2. Blake Robertson, 3. Steve Kinser, 4. Dale Blaney, 5. Randy Tiner, 6. Andy Hillenburg, 7. Jason Statler, 8. Brian Coelho. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Racing Champions Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Tim Shaffer, 2. Jeff Swindell, 3. Peter Murphy, 4. Mark Kinser, 5. Tyler Walker, 6. Lance Blevins, 7. Daniel Hood. DNS - Gary Ferravanti. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Racing Champions Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild, 2. Paul McMahan, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Johnny Herrera, 5. Joe Gaerte, 6. Donny Schatz, 7. Graydon Cross, 8. Jeff Fiscus. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Channellock Dash (seven laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Danny Lasoski, 3. Jeff Swindell, 4. Brent Kaeding, 5. Dale Blaney, 6. Joe Gaerte, 7. Sammy Swindell, 8. Steve Coelho. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Andy Hillenburg, 2. Donny Schatz, 3. Lance Blevins, 4. Tommy Tarlton, 5. Jason Statler ($200); 6. Brian Coelho ($180); 7. Daniel Hood ($150); 8. Gary Ferravanti, Jr. ($110); 9. Jeff Fiscus ($90); 10. Graydon Cross ($80); 11. Lynn Anderson ($60). DNS - Gary Ferravanti, Jason Meyers. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (40 laps): 1. Danny Lasoski ($7,000); 2. Jeff Swindell ($4,000); 3. Mark Kinser ($3,000); 4. Dale Blaney ($2,500); 5. Stevie Smith ($2,300); 6. Sammy Swindell ($2,200); 7. Andy Hillenburg ($2,120); 8. Brent Kaeding ($2,000); 9. Jac Haudenschild ($1,700); 10. Tyler Walker ($1,600); 11. Tim Shaffer ($1,200); 12. Joe Gaerte ($1,150); 13. Johnny Herrera ($1,100); 14. Steve Kinser ($1,050); 15. Randy Hannagan ($1,000); 16. Donny Schatz ($720); 17. Lance Blevins ($620); 18. Peter Murphy ($500); 19. Bud Kaeding ($500); 20. Randy Tiner ($500); 21. Paul McMahan ($500); 22. Steve Coelho ($500); 23. Blake Robertson ($500); 24. Tommy Tarlton ($520). Lap leaders: Danny Lasoski 1-37, 40; Steve Kinser 38-39 Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner: Brent Kaeding WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Tim Shaffer , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Bud Kaeding , Sammy Swindell , Tyler Walker , Jason Meyers , Paul McMahan , Randy Hannagan , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jason Statler , Peter Murphy , Jeff Swindell
Teams Williams