Terre Haute Friday report

MARK WINS AS STEVE KINSER RETURNS AT TERRE HAUTE By Richard Day TERRE HAUTE, IN (May 12) - Indiana racing fans got what they wanted when the World of Outlaws sanctioned Thunder in the Valley III at...

MARK WINS AS STEVE KINSER RETURNS AT TERRE HAUTE By Richard Day TERRE HAUTE, IN (May 12) - Indiana racing fans got what they wanted when the World of Outlaws sanctioned Thunder in the Valley III at the Terre Haute Action Track Friday night - a victory from a guy named Kinser. Steve Kinser returned to the Skoal Outlaw Series - with his new #11 Quaker State Maxim - after a brief stint on NASCAR's Winston Cup circuit, but it was Mark Kinser who took home the $6,000 first prize. "He's just another good competitor among the many we have on the World of Outlaws' tour," Mark said when asked how he felt about Steve returning. "My dad (Karl Kinser, his car owner and crew chief) was confident he gave me a good car. He did, and we had a good night." Mark's performance was reminiscent of many Steve had during his 14 championship seasons. He received his second Ecowater Fast-Time Award of the year after clipping .007 seconds off the one-lap record he set at Terre Haute during the U.S. Dirt Nationals last October. He also won the First Snap-on Tools Heat Race and led the final 13 laps for his fourth straight victory in a Skoal Outlaw Series "A" Feature. Mark earned the right to start the 30-lap main event inside the second row by following Rickey Hood and Jac Haudenschild across the finish line in the Vivarin Dash. "The Wild Child" steered the #22 Pennzoil Maxim around Hood as the green flag fell in the "A" Feature, and Mark passed Hood between turns one and two for the runner-up spot seconds later. Haudenschild opened a 10-car-length advantage within three laps, and entered lapped traffic five laps into the race. Jim Carr, the Third Snap-on Tools Heat Race winner, stopped in the second corner late in the sixth lap, bringing out the first caution flag and tightening the field. Dave Blaney, who won the Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race, passed eight cars during the first seven laps, and took fourth from Bobby Davis, Jr., deep in turn four the next time around. The leaders were approaching lapped traffic again early in the 10th lap when Haudenschild jumped the cushion, allowing Mark to narrow the gap. Two laps later, Mike Bowling spun to a stop in turn three, almost hitting Mark and Blaney. As the green flag replaced the yellow, "The Buckeye Bullet" steered the #10 Vivarin J&J deep into the third corner to pass Mark for second place. But before they completed the lap, Tim Engler's back-straightaway flip started a three-car crash involving Joe Gaerte and "B" Feature winner Kevin Huntley, nullifying Blaney's pass. As the race resumed, Stevie Smith took the #71M Ecowater Systems Maxim for a spin in turn four. Blaney executed his third-corner move again midway through the race, only to have Mark pass him back in turn four. At the same time, Davis passed Hood for fourth place. Mark and "The Buckeye Bullet" challenged Haudenschild for two laps before Kinser steered the #5M Wirtgen Maxim deep into the third corner to take the lead. As "The Wild Child" tried to return the favor in turn four, they collided slightly, and Mark retained first place. Hood brought out the caution flag late in lap 19 when a mechanical malfunction forced him to stop the #45x Precision Racing Products Avenger in the fourth corner. The red was flying again two laps later when Jeff Swindell slowed in turn three. Steve Kinser hit him and managed to keep the #11 under control. The #7TW Gold Eagle Maxim spun into Jeff's Two Winners teammate Greg Hodnett, who suffered a broken front end in the crash. Jeff, who started the race on the 11th row, chased Kinser around Terre Haute's semi-banked, 1/2-mile oval to finish in sixth place and earn his second Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award of the year. Mark opened a 10-car-length advantage within a lap after the race resumed. "The Wild Child" caught him as they completed lap 28 and challenged him in every turn until Mark beat him under the checkered flag by two car-lengths. Rounding out the top 10 in the main event were Blaney, 12th-starting Danny Lasoski, Davis, Kinser, Swindell, Andy Hillenburg, Johnny Herrera and Aaron Berryhill. WoO 1995 WORLD OF OUTLAWS/SKOAL OUTLAW SERIES Thunder in the Valley III, Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute, IN Friday, May 12, Feature Program #12 Qualifications: 1. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 17.284 (new one-lap record); 2. Aaron Berryhill, Berryhill 97, 17.346; 3. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 17.529; 4. Greg Hodnett, Two Winners 8TW, 17.533; 5. Bobby Davis, Jr., Davis 4, 17.707; 6. Rickey Hood, Herrera 45x, 17.710; 7. Joey Saldana, Wendt 77W, 17.712; 8. Larry Hillerud, Hillerud 51, 17.736; 9. Randy Kinser, Kinser 14, 17.758; 10. Johnny Herrera, Forbrook 5, 17.759; 11. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 17.786; 12. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 17.793; 13. Danny Lasoski, Sonner 47, 17.886; 14. Dave Blaney, Luna 10, 17.895; 15. Randy Hannagan, Hannagan 1x, 17.919; 16. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 17.922; 17. Joe Gaerte, Hamilton 77, 17.973; 18. Jim Carr, Black 1, 18.032; 19. Jimmy Brewer, Brewer 32, 18.051; 20. Kevin Huntley, Stanton 40, 18.060; 21. Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4K, 18.065; 22. Tim Engler, Engler 73, 18.105; 23. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 18.224; 24. Kevin Briscoe, Briscoe 5B, 18.272; 25. Mike Reinke, Cowman 02, 18.466; 26. Lee Dunn, Dunn 81, 18.474; 27. Tony Elliott, Bowen 10E, 18.498; 28. Gus Wasson, Wasson 4G, 18.537; 29. Mike Bowling, Bowling 98, 18.644; 30. Joe Miller, Miller 4M, 18.821; 31. Jerry Ruble, Ruble 71, 19.348. First Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Danny Lasoski, 3. Stevie Smith, 4. Joey Saldana, 5. Johnny Herrera, 6. Greg Hodnett, 7. Tim Engler, 8. Jimmy Brewer, 9. Mike Reinke, 10. Gus Wasson, 11. Jerry Ruble. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Dave Blaney, 2. Andy Hillenburg, 3. Jeff Swindell, 4. Joe Gaerte, 5. Bobby Davis, Jr., 6. Aaron Berryhill, 7. Kevin Huntley, 8. Mike Bowling, 9. Larry Hillerud, 10. Lee Dunn. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Snap-on Tools Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jim Carr, 2. Jac Haudenschild, 3. Steve Kinser, 4. Randy Hannagan, 5. Randy Kinser, 6. Rickey Hood, 7. Kelly Kinser, 8. Tony Elliott, 9. Kevin Briscoe, 10. Joe Miller. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Vivarin Dash (five laps): 1. Rickey Hood, 2. Jac Haudenschild, 3. Mark Kinser, 4. Bobby Davis, Jr., 5. Greg Hodnett, 6. Joey Saldana, 7. Aaron Berryhill, 8. Randy Kinser. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Kevin Huntley, 2. Kelly Kinser, 3. Kevin Briscoe, 4. Tim Engler, 5. Mike Bowling, 6. Larry Hillerud 7. Gus Wasson ($210); 8. Lee Dunn ($185); 9. Tony Elliott ($160); 10. Jerry Ruble ($110); 11. Joe Miller ($100); 12. Jimmy Brewer ($90); 13. Mike Reinke ($70). (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Mark Kinser ($6,010); 2. Jac Haudenschild ($3,510); 3. Dave Blaney ($2,510); 4. Danny Lasoski ($2,210); 5. Bobby Davis, Jr. ($2,110); 6. Steve Kinser ($2,010); 7. Jeff Swindell ($1,610); 8. Andy Hillenburg ($1,510); 9. Johnny Herrera ($1,410); 10. Aaron Berryhill ($1,310); 11. Stevie Smith ($1,160); 12. Joey Saldana ($1,110); 13. Randy Kinser ($1,060); 14. Kevin Huntley ($1,030); 15. Randy Hannagan ($710); 16. Kevin Briscoe ($530); 17. Larry Hillerud ($410); 18. Greg Hodnett ($410); 19. Rickey Hood ($410); 20. Joe Gaerte ($410); 21. Tim Engler ($430); 22. Mike Bowling ($430); 23. Jim Carr ($410); 24. Kelly Kinser ($430). Lap leaders: Jac Haudenschild 1-17, Mark Kinser 18-30 Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award winner: Jeff Swindell Ecowater Fast-Time Award winner: Mark Kinser WoO*eot

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Tony Elliott , Gus Wasson , Aaron Berryhill , Joey Saldana , Randy Hannagan , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell