Tri-City II: Finale race notes

Steve Kinser scored his 17th World of Outlaws A-feature win of the season Saturday night with a 30 lap flag to flag win at the Tri-City Speedway. Notes: Kraig Kinser broke a rear axle and flipped over the wall in turn 4 during warm-ups.

Steve Kinser scored his 17th World of Outlaws A-feature win of the season Saturday night with a 30 lap flag to flag win at the Tri-City Speedway.

Notes:

Kraig Kinser broke a rear axle and flipped over the wall in turn 4 during warm-ups. Kinser was uninjured, but was forced to bring out the back-up car.

Jimmy Hurley hit the wall on the backstretch during warm-ups, and scratched for the rest of the night.

Cameron Dodson had fuel problems during qualifying

Jason Solwold had steering problems during qualifying

Jeremy Campbell scratched after qualifying.

Brian Paulus lost an engine while lining up for the first heat race.

Kerry Madsen lost an engine while running 6th in the second heat race.

Shane Stewart was running 7th in the fourth heat race when he stopped on the backstretch. Stewart was unable to continue. Stewart scratched for the B-main, as did Jon Agan, Kaley Gharst, and Jason Solwold

Kerry Madsen was running 2nd in the B-main when something broke on his car, sending it hard into the turn 2 wall and upside down. Erin Crocker (4th at the time) and Mike Kertscher (5th at the time) made contact with Madsen's car, with Kertscher vaulting the wall and flipping into the parking lot. No drivers were injured. Crocker pitted for repairs and restarted at the back of the field.

Brian Paulus was running 3rd in the B-main when he flipped in turn 2

A-main

Lap 1--Steve Kinser got the jump off of turn 4 to take the lead. Joey Saldana passed Danny Lasoski for 4th on the top in 3&4

Lap 2--Caution for Donny Schatz, who stopped in turn 4 with a blown engine.

Lap 3--Jason Meyers passed Wayne Johnson for 2nd low in 3&4. With 3 laps complete, caution for Jesse Hockett, who spun in turn 4

Lap 4--Joey Saldana took 3rd from Wayne Johnson low exiting turn 2.

Lap 5--Tim Shaffer (Started 22nd) passed Chad Kemenah for 10th on the top exiting turn 4

Lap 6--Kraig Kinser got by Sammy Swindell for 8th on the top exiting turn 2. With 6 laps complte, caution for Jesse Hockett, who again spun in turn 4. Hockett was done for the night.

Lap 7--Tim Shaffer passed Sammy Swindell for 9th on the top in 3&4

Lap 8--Tim Shaffer went by Brooke Tatnell for 8th low in 1&2

Lap 9--Tim Shaffer took 7th from Kraig Kinser on the top exiting turn 2

Lap 10--Caution for Paul May, who stopped in turn 2. Under caution, red flag for a fuel stop

Lap 11--Tim Shaffer got 6th from Wayne Johnson low on the backstretch

Lap 13--Tim Shaffer passed Craig Dollansky for 5th low on the backstretch

Lap 15--Traffic. Steve Kinser's lead 12 car lengths over Jason Meyers

Lap 19--Danny Lasoski took 3rd from Joey Saldana low in 3&4

Lap 20--Heavy traffic. Steve Kinser's lead 5 car lengths over Jason Meyers

Lap 25--Steve Kinser's lead back to 10 car lengths over Jason Meyers

Lap 30--Steve Kinser won by a half straightaway.

Quotes

Steve Kinser

"We've always run good here--I don't really know why. We've run good ever since we started racing here in the late '70s. I've always enjoyed running here, but I don't know. . .we need to get these ski jumps (banking for the quarter-mile inner oval) off the front stretch. You have to try to time the lapped cars so that you catch them coming out of the corners, then you can make a move on them. Starting on the outside was the place to be here. With the gear that we have to run you get a little bogged down on the inside, plus it was a little slick down there tonight, so it worked out well that we got the outside front row. We just have to keep running well, and not get injured or anything like that. Scott Gerkin, and the guys on both of these teams do a great job. We started out the year to win another championship, so we just have to keep it going."

-woo-

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tim Shaffer , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Erin Crocker , Craig Dollansky , Brian Paulus , Brooke Tatnell , Jason Meyers , Joey Saldana , Kerry Madsen , Kraig Kinser , Shane Stewart , Cameron Dodson , Jesse Hockett , Wayne Johnson , Chad Kemenah , Paul May