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MARK KINSER WINS INAUGURAL STP CLASSIC By Richard Day SIOUX FALLS, SD (June 29) - Mark Kinser passed Dave Blaney late in the 14th lap and held off all challengers to win the inaugural STP ...

MARK KINSER WINS INAUGURAL STP CLASSIC By Richard Day SIOUX FALLS, SD (June 29) - Mark Kinser passed Dave Blaney late in the 14th lap and held off all challengers to win the inaugural STP Classic before a standing-room-only crowd at Huset's Speedway Wednesday night. "My crew has been working hard, but we haven't been winning many races," Mark said following his fourth victory of the year. "My crew chief, Joe Houk, has been doing a great job. I'm just glad to be standing here." The $5,200 victory was Mark's first since his two-race winning streak in New York three weeks ago, and his 20th straight top-10 run in a World of Outlaws "A" Feature. The event's title sponsor also scored a victory, according to STP's Chuck Spicer. "The event really went well," Spicer said. "The promoters did a great job. We plan to sponsor the event again next year." Sioux Falls area fans would love for the Second Annual STP Classic to be as exciting as the first. The main event featured four lead changes during the first half, and Blaney and Sammy Swindell battling Mark throughout the final 15 laps. Swindell, the Ecowater Fast-Time Award winner, won the Vivarin Dash for the right to start the "A" Feature on the pole. While he took the lead as the green flag fell, "The Buckeye Bullet" quickly moved into the runner- up spot by passing outside polesitter Andy Hillenburg. Kinser relegated Hillenburg's #2 STP J&J to fourth place with an inside move in turn four late in the opening lap. Mark was pressuring Blaney for second the next time around when Kenny Hansen spun and Rod Henderson flipped in the third corner. "The Buckeye Bullet" resumed his pursuit of the lead when the green flag replaced the red, driving the #10 Vivarin J&J wheel-to-wheel with Swindell for the next two laps. The leaders were approaching lapped traffic when Randy Nygaard allowed his #63 Precision Drywall sprinter to spin in the second corner midway through the fifth lap. Within seconds after the race resumed, Blaney took over first place with a high move around Swindell in turn two. He was five car-lengths ahead of his closest pursuers three laps later when his near-spin enabled Sammy and Mark to narrow the gap. Swindell steered the #1 Bull & Hannah's Jenkins to the rim in turn one to regain the lead the next time around. Mark started making his way toward the front of the field when the high-banked, 3/8-mile oval's high groove started collecting rubber 11 laps into the race. He steered the #5M Maxim house car deep into turn one in heavy lapped traffic to pass Sammy for the runner-up spot early in the 13th lap. He took the high road around Blaney in turn four for the lead late in lap 14. "The Buckeye Bullet" was challenging Mark with 10 laps remaining when Aaron Berryhill hit the wall between turns three and four, flattening his right rear tire and damaging the front end on the #97 Custom Stainless Maxim. Kinser opened a three-car-length advantage within a lap after the green flag replaced the yellow. He caught the backmarkers again with Blaney three car-lengths behind and four laps remaining. Within seconds after the leaders took the white flag, Mark took the inside line to lap Chad Radel while Blaney took the high road. Kinser slid in front of the backmarkers and "The Buckeye Bullet" to maintain the lead and won by two car-lengths. Stevie Smith finished the "A" Feature in fourth place, his first top- five finish in the #12x Beaver Drill & Tool Gambler. Rounding out the top 10 were Hillenburg, Jeff Swindell, Jac Haudenschild, Steve Kinser, Kenny Jacobs and Johnny Herrera. Steve, winner of four Copenhagen-Skoal Shootout main events at Huset's, was the 17th-fastest qualifier in the 35-car field. He passed nine sprinters to finish eighth in the "A" Feature. Steering problems in the #71M Ecowater Stealth caused Jacobs to finish last in the Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race. He came back to win the "B" Feature, then finished in the top 10 for the eighth time in the last nine World of Outlaws main events. WoO 1994 WORLD OF OUTLAWS/COPENHAGEN-SKOAL SHOOTOUT STP Classic, Huset's Speedway, Sioux Falls, SD Wednesday, June 29, Feature Program #33 Qualifications: 1. Sammy Swindell, Gilliam 1, 11.120; 2. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 11.141; 3. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 11.141; 4. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 11.162; 5. Stevie Smith, Veilhauer 12x, 11.234; 6. Joe Gaerte, Two Winners 9TW, 11.286; 7. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 11.288; 8. Jeff Shepard, Hamilton 77, 11.345; 9. Greg Hodnett, Two Winners 8TW, 11.374; 10. Kenny Jacobs, Motter 71M, 11.378; 11. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 11.378; 12. Johnny Herrera, Pack 4A, 11.389; 13. Sid Blandford, Blandford 31, 11.430; 14. Tim Monson, Monson 6M, 11.433; 15. Terry McCarl, Forbrook 5, 11.438; 16. Aaron Berryhill, Berryhill 97, 11.460; 17. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 11.490; 18. Rod Henderson, Henderson 83, 11.582; 19. Brian Schnee, Schnee 20, 11.582; 20. Marlon Jones, Oswald D1, 11.587; 21. Gary DeWall, DeWall 16, 11.628; 22. Chad Radel, R&F Motorsports 25, 11.639; 23. Vance Peterson, Peterson 80, 11.655; 24. Kenny Hansen, Ruell Racing 3, 11.680; 25. Jim Carr, Carr 65, 11.685; 26. Chad Mellenberndt, Mellenberndt 97M, 11.715; 27. Butch Hansen, Hansen 8, 11.825; 28. Randy Nygaard, Nygaard 63, 11.847; 29. Mike Sitzmann, Sitzmann 102, 11.933; 30. Danny Thoman, Davidson 11.982; 31. Dave Ekern, Martens 51, 12.039; 32. Pat Bourke, B&B Excavating 27, 12.087; 33. Bob Klosterbuer, Vonheeder 77K, 12.440; 34. Ron Fick, Nattress 91, 12.459; 35. Steve Dyer, Dyer 9A, no time. First Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Stevie Smith, 4. Sammy Swindell, 5. Sid Blandford, 6. Gary DeWall, 7. Jim Carr, 8. Mike Sitzmann, 9. Bob Klosterbuer. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Joe Gaerte, 2. Chad Radel, 3. Dave Blaney, 4. Tim Monson, 5. Rod Henderson, 6. Chad Mellenberndt, 7. Ron Fick, 8. Danny Thoman, 9. Kenny Jacobs. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Jac Haudenschild, 3. Jeff Swindell, 4. Brian Schnee, 5. Butch Hansen, 6. Dave Ekern, 7. Terry McCarl, 8. Steve Dyer, 9. Vance Peterson. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Johnny Herrera, 2. Andy Hillenburg, 3. Jeff Shepard, 4. Kenny Hansen, 5. Aaron Berryhill, 6. Randy Nygaard, 7. Pat Bourke, 8. Marlon Jones. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Sammy Swindell, 2. Andy Hillenburg, 3. Dave Blaney, 4. Stevie Smith, 5. Mark Kinser, 6. Joe Gaerte, 7. Jeff Shepard, 8. Jeff Swindell. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Kenny Jacobs, 2. Terry McCarl, 3. Gary DeWall, 4. Randy Nygaard, 5. Chad Mellenberndt ($260); 6. Ron Fick ($235); 7. Marlon Jones ($185); 8. Pat Bourke ($135); 9. Mike Sitzmann ($110); 10. Dave Ekern ($90); 11. Vance Peterson ($70); 12. Bob Klosterbuer ($60); 13. Jim Carr ($60); 14. Danny Thoman ($60); 15. Steve Dyer ($60). (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Mark Kinser ($5,210); 2. Dave Blaney ($3,510); 3. Sammy Swindell ($2,510); 4. Stevie Smith ($2,210); 5. Andy Hillenburg ($2,110); 6. Jeff Swindell ($2,010); 7. Jac Haudenschild ($1,610); 8. Steve Kinser ($1,510); 9. Kenny Jacobs ($1,430); 10. Johnny Herrera ($1,310); 11. Joe Gaerte ($1,110); 12. Jeff Shepard ($1,010); 13. Greg Hodnett ($810); 14. Terry McCarl ($630); 15. Tim Monson ($490); 16. Brian Schnee ($410); 17. Sid Blandford ($360); 18. Butch Hansen ($360); 19. Chad Radel ($360); 20. Aaron Berryhill ($360); 21. Gary DeWall ($380); 22. Kenny Hansen ($360); 23. Randy Nygaard ($380); 24. Rod Henderson ($360). Lap leaders: Sammy Swindell 1-5, 11; Dave Blaney 6-10, 12-13; Mark Kinser 14-30 Ecowater Fast-Time Award winner: Sammy Swindell WoO*eot

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Kenny Jacobs , Aaron Berryhill , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell