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Kinser Wins Channellock Spring Classic Prelim By Richard Day MECHANICSBURG, PA (May 27) - Mark Kinser could hardly wait for the 1999 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series season to start after Mopar signed a...

Kinser Wins Channellock Spring Classic Prelim By Richard Day MECHANICSBURG, PA (May 27) - Mark Kinser could hardly wait for the 1999 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series season to start after Mopar signed a sponsorship agreement with Kinser Racing last November. These days, he can hardly wait for the next race. Kinser had nothing but praise for Mopar after winning his third Preliminary Feature of the year Thursday when the Channellock Spring Classic opened at Williams Grove Speedway. "Mopar is a great company to work with," Mark said. "They've given us plenty of horsepower under the hood. Winning tonight really helps take the pressure off for tomorrow night." The $5,000 victory gave Kinser the pole position in Friday's Channellock Dash. TNN Motorsports will telecast the Channellock Spring Classic's feature racing program live starting at 10 p.m. (EDT). Mark, the leader in the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series point standings, battled Pennsylvanian Stevie Smith throughout the 20-lap race before taking the checkered flag with only a half-second to spare. It was the second straight year Kinser won the Preliminary Feature at the Channellock Spring Classic. "Stevie is probably the cleanest racer out here," Kinser said. "You can run side-by-side with him and never have to worry about ending up in the pits. My hat's off to the Ingersoll-Rand team. I'm not sure we had the fastest car out there, but we got home first." Kinser, the fifth-fastest qualifier in the 47-car field, won the Fourth NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race. He drove the #5M Mopar Maxim past defending Channellock Spring Classic champion Johnny Herrera and Smith to win the Channellock Dash. Mark and Stevie raced wheel-to-wheel through turns one and two as the green flag fell in the Preliminary Feature. Smith surged ahead on the back straightaway to take the early lead. A mechanical malfunction forced Manufacturers' Rookie of the Year points leader Daryn Pittman to stop the #47 Casey's General Stores Maxim in the third corner late in the second lap. Kinser kept pace with Smith as the race resumed, and passed Stevie deep in the second corner for the lead three laps later. Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner Tyler Walker joined the battle for first place early in the sixth lap. Donny Schatz drove the #15 Parker Stores Maxim past Walker on the back straightaway two laps later, only to have Tyler regain third place with a high move through turn four. Schatz took the low line though the second corner to pass Walker early in lap 13. In his haste to catch Schatz, Tyler allowed the #35 Air Sep Maxim to jump the cushion and hit the retaining wall high in turn two. Kinser was .3 seconds ahead of Smith when he entered lapped traffic the next time around. Kevin Gobrecht, who won Williams Grove's Early Bird race in February, steered the #93 Amoco J&J into the high groove in turn one to pass Walker for fourth place late in lap 14. Smith used an inside move between the first and second corners to pass Kinser the next time around, only to have Mark take the low line into turn three to regain the lead seconds later. Walker surrendered fifth place when a broken steering arm forced him to stop on the front stretch early in the 16th lap. Smith steered his #19 Ingersoll-Rand Black Bandit into the low line in the third corner as the green flag replaced the yellow, but was unable to regain the lead. Steve Kinser, who won the "B" Feature after mechanical problems put him out of the First NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race, started the feature inside the sixth row. He drove his #11 Quaker State Maxim past Gobrecht high in turn four late in the 16th lap to claim the final automatic starting position in Friday's Channellock Dash. Smith caught Mark again two laps later, and was within inches of his rear bumper as they crossed the finish line. He made several runs at Kinser during the final two laps, but was unable to pass him. Schatz held off "The King of the Outlaws" for third place. Gobrecht finished fifth, ahead of Sammy Swindell, Fred Rahmer, 17th- starting Dale Blaney, Herrera and Jeff Shepard. Rookie of the Year contender Tim Shaffer was running third in the "B" Feature when he allowed the #11H Vivarin Eagle to hit the fourth- corner retaining wall. He flipped and collected Cris Eash, the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Rookie of the Year in 1987. WoO

1999 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Channellock Spring Classic Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA Thursday, May 17, Preliminary Program Vivarin qualifications: 1. Tyler Walker, Walker 35, 17.568; 2. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 17.574; 3. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 17.641; 4. Greg Hodnett, Apple 12, 17.660; 5. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 17.674; 6. Kevin Gobrecht, Hylton/Blaney 93, 17.702; 7. Keith Kauffman, Middlesworth 7M, 17.772; 8. P.J. Chesson, Chesson 76, 17.774; 9. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 17.847; 10. Danny Lasoski, Roth 83, 17.856; 11. Kenny Jacobs, Jacobs 6, 17.878; 12. Travis Whitney, Whitney 7S, 17.888; 13. Jeff Shepard, Zemco 1Z, 17.906; 14. Johnny Herrera, DOCC Motorsports 1BK, 17.929; 15. Stevie Smith, Smith 19, 18.000; 16. Todd Shaffer, Beam 88, 18.069; 17. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23S, 18.079; 18. Fred Rahmer, Hamilton 77, 18.089; 19. Dale Blaney, Hughes 94, 18.105; 20. Tim Shaffer, Helm 11H, 18.125; 21. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 18.144; 22. Daryn Pittman, Sonner 47, 18.163; 23. Cris Eash, E&G Classics 17E, 18.185; 24. Craig Dollansky, Dollansky 7, 18.192; 25. Mike Wagner, Harz 88H, 18.195; 26. Brian Paulus, P&P Motorsports 28, 18.214; 27. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 18.218; 28. Paul McMahan, Johnson U2, 18.267; 29. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 18.270; 30. Shawn Keen, Keen 53, 18.304; 31. Brooke Tatnell, Tatnell 7K, 18.381; 32. Johnny Mackison, Jr., Swope 65, 18.390; 33. Joe Gaerte, Holbrook 8H, 18.397; 34. Dave Ely, Ely 77E, 18.403; 35. Don Kreitz, Jr., Kreitz 69K, 18.407; 36. Lance Dewease, Dyer 461, 18.461; 37. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 104+, 18.552; 38. George Suprick, Suprick 87, 18.572; 39. Johnny Bridges, Tanger 07x 18.713; 40. Brooke Weibley, Weibley 32, 18.756; 41. Jeff Rohrbaugh, Tanger 07, 18.782; 42. Billy Wilburn, Wilburn 0W, 18.868; 43. Will Cramer, Cramer 8C, 18.917; 44. Mark Smith, Smith 22S, 19.322; 45. Dan Long, Long 99, 19.658; 46. Bernie Lemaster, Lemaster 60, 20.089; 47. Bob Bennett, Mickle 3, no time. First NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Tyler Walker, 2. Todd Shaffer, 3. Jac Haudenschild, 4. Lance Blevins, 5. P.J. Chesson, 6. Joe Gaerte, 7. Mike Wagner, 8. Frankie Kerr, 9. Jeff Swindell, 10. Dan Long, 11. Steve Kinser. DNS - Jeff Rohrbaugh. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Second NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Danny Lasoski, 3. Donny Schatz, 4. Keith Kauffman, 5. Fred Rahmer, 6. Daryn Pittman, 7. Dave Ely, 8. Brian Paulus, 9. George Suprick, 10. Bernie Lemaster, 11. Billy Wilburn, 12. Shawn Keen. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Third NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Johnny Herrera, 2. Sammy Swindell, 3. Kenny Jacobs, 4. Dale Blaney, 5. Kevin Gobrecht, 6. Cris Eash, 7. Andy Hillenburg, 8. Don Kreitz, Jr., 9. Brooke Tatnell, 10. Johnny Bridges, 11. Will Cramer. DNS - Bob Bennett. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Fourth NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Jeff Shepard, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Lance Dewease, 5. Craig Dollansky, 6. Johnny Mackison, Jr., 7. Travis Whitney, 8. Mark Smith, 9. Paul McMahan, 10. Brooke Weibley, 11. Tim Shaffer. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) C Feature (eight laps): 1. Jeff Swindell, 2. George Suprick, 3. Bernie Lemaster ($100); 4. Will Cramer ($80); 5. Johnny Bridges ($60); 6. Dan Long ($50); 7. Mark Smith ($40); 8. Billy Wilburn ($30); 9. Brooke Weibley ($25). (first two qualified for the "B" Feature) Channellock Dash (five laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Stevie Smith, 3. Tyler Walker, 4. Donny Schatz, 5. Kevin Gobrecht, 6. Johnny Herrera, 7. Greg Hodnett, 8. Sammy Swindell. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the Preliminary Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Mike Wagner, 3. Andy Hillenburg, 4. Daryn Pittman, 5. Travis Whitney ($150); 6. Brooke Tatnell ($125); 7. Frankie Kerr ($100); 8. Jeff Swindell ($95); 9. Paul McMahan ($60); 10. Don Kreitz, Jr. ($50); 11. Brian Paulus ($40); 12. Johnny Mackison, Jr. ($40); 13. Shawn Keen ($40); 14. Joe Gaerte ($40); 15. Dave Ely ($40); 16. George Suprick ($60); 17. Tim Shaffer ($40); 18. Cris Eash ($40). (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Preliminary Feature (20 laps): 1. Mark Kinser ($5,000); 2. Stevie Smith ($2,500); 3. Donny Schatz ($1,700); 4. Steve Kinser ($1,520); 5. Kevin Gobrecht ($1,350); 6. Sammy Swindell ($1,250); 7. Fred Rahmer ($1,200); 8. Dale Blaney ($1,100); 9. Johnny Herrera ($1,075); 10. Jeff Shepard ($1,050); 11. Greg Hodnett ($1,000); 12. Danny Lasoski ($900); 13. P.J. Chesson ($800); 14. Keith Kauffman ($700); 15. Lance Dewease ($600); 16. Todd Shaffer ($500); 17. Craig Dollansky ($400); 18. Andy Hillenburg ($420); 19. Lance Blevins ($400); 20. Mike Wagner ($420); 21. Tyler Walker ($400); 22. Kenny Jacobs ($400); 23. Jac Haudenschild ($400); 24. Daryn Pittman ($420). Lap leaders: Stevie Smith 1-4, Mark Kinser 5-20 Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner: Tyler Walker WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Tim Shaffer , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , Kenny Jacobs , Tyler Walker , Brian Paulus , Brooke Tatnell , Daryn Pittman , Paul McMahan , P.J. Chesson , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell
Teams Williams