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KINSER SPOILS BLANEY'S WILLIAMS GROVE SWEEP By Richard Day MECHANICSBURG, PA (May 27) - Steve Kinser is still the only driver to sweep a World of Outlaws double-feature event in 1994. Dave...

KINSER SPOILS BLANEY'S WILLIAMS GROVE SWEEP By Richard Day MECHANICSBURG, PA (May 27) - Steve Kinser is still the only driver to sweep a World of Outlaws double-feature event in 1994. Dave Blaney was threatening to join that elite group Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway when "The King of the Outlaws" slammed the door in his face. Kinser held off Blaney during the final 10 laps to claim the $8,200 first prize. "We struggled on Thursday and early tonight," Kinser said following his 27th World of Outlaws "A" Feature victory of his career at Williams Grove. "Karl (Kinser, car owner and crew chief) kept searching, and we found the right combination to win." It looked as though Blaney was going to combine a comfortable Snap-on Tools Dash victory with a flag-to-flag triumph in the 30-lap "A" Feature before Kinser executed the winning pass. "The Buckeye Bullet" burst into the lead immediately after the green flag fell, and drove the #10 Vivarin J&J out to a 10-car-length advantage within three laps. He rode the rim around the semi-banked, 1/2-mile oval into lapped traffic 10 laps into the race. Kinser, who drove the #11 Valvoline Maxim past the Swindell brothers - Sammy during the fifth lap, and Jeff five laps later -caught Blaney in heavy lapped traffic during the 12th lap. "When I passed Sammy low, I knew that was the place to be," Kinser said in victory lane. "I thought I had a chance (to win) then." Feeling Kinser's pressure, Blaney took the high road around Ed Lynch, Jr, between turns three and four. "The King of the Outlaws" was unable to keep pace with "The Buckeye Bullet" when he was held up by Lynch in the low groove. Four laps later, Kinser caught Blaney, and the leaders raced wheel-to- wheel through the first and second corners, with Blaney managing to maintain his hold on first place. Steve steered the #11 into the high groove to chase down Blaney two laps later. But he jumped the cushion, allowing Dave to extend his advantage to 10 car-lengths. "I just hooked the cushion there between (turns) three and four," Kinser admitted in victory lane. "I just closed my eyes, hung on and tried to keep it out of the fence." Kinser quickly recovered, and was pressuring "The Buckeye Bullet" again two laps later. He threaded the #11 between Blaney and the berm deep in the fourth corner to take the lead late in lap 21. "I lost the race by running high," Blaney said after the race. "I was a sitting duck once Kinser got to me." Once "The King of the Outlaws" took the lead, there was no catching him. Keeping the #11 in the low groove, he opened a 10-car-length advantage within five laps. He was 12 car-lengths ahead of Blaney when he took the checkered flag. Andy, the second-fastest qualifier, passed Sammy for fourth place midway through the race, and took third from Jeff four laps later. His #2 STP J&J appeared to be the fastest sprinter on the track until it started losing power with 10 laps remaining. "I knew my engine was blowing up," Hillenburg said. "But when I looked down and saw I still had oil pressure, I kept racing. We run STP Oil Treatment in the car - that must have been what kept it together." The engine in the #7TW Gold Eagle Maxim driven by Jeff Swindell also sputtered during the final seven laps, allowing Sammy, fast-qualifier Donnie Kreitz, Jr., and Two Winners Racing teammate Joe Gaerte to relegate him to seventh place. Rounding out the top 10 in the main event were Fred Rahmer, Stevie Smith and Mark Kinser. The engine in Kreitz' #69K York Springs Auto Auctions Schnee exploded as he was being pushed off for hot laps. As the first driver scheduled to qualify, his crew had to work quickly to replace the damaged power plant. His 18.554-second (97.014-m.p.h.) qualifying lap was the fastest in the 32-car field. WoO 1994 WORLD OF OUTLAWS/COPENHAGEN-SKOAL SHOOTOUT Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA Friday, May 27, Feature Program #19 Qualifications: 1. Donnie Kreitz, Jr., Kreitz 69K, 18.554; 2. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 18.575; 3. Stevie Smith, Hamilton 77, 18.612; 4. Joe Gaerte, Two Winners 9TW, 18.755; 5. Greg Hodnett, Two Winners 8TW, 18.914; 6. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 18.939; 7. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 18.946; 8. Fred Rahmer, Apple 12, 18.954; 9. Kenny Jacobs, Motter 71M, 18.955; 10. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 18.966; 11. Jeff Shepard, Weikert 29, 19.043; 12. Billy Pauch, Zemaitis 1Z, 19.097; 13. Lance Dewease, Dyer 461, 19.122; 14. Cris Eash, Neiderer 10N, 19.123; 15. Joey Borich, Borich 7B, 19.128; 16. Dan Dietrich, Dietrich 8D, 19.155; 17. Keith Kauffman, Eshenaur 5K, 19.191; 18. Steve Beitler, Beitler 21, 19.248; 19. Todd Gracey, Cooper 25, 19.382; 20. Todd Shaffer, Beam 88, 19.490; 21. Joey Kuhn, Kronenburg 2K, 19.547; 22. Sid Blandford, Blandford 31, 19.570; 23. Bill Brian, Jr., Brian 16, 19.743; 24. Larry Skinner, Skinner 7, 19.749; 25. Frankie Herr, Bomberger 5, 19.784; 26. Mike Wagner, Wagner 55, 19.802; 27. Bobby Allen, Walker 1a, 19.826; 28. Craig Keel, Keel 8, 19.842; 29. Garry Brazier, Brazier 1AU, 20.035; 30. Kevin Frey, Vanderecken 10F, 20.562; 31. Len Thompson, Thompson 10T, 20.588; 32. Brian Paulus, Paulus/Pender 28, 21.405. First Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Kenny Jacobs, 2. Donnie Kreitz, Jr., 3. Lance Dewease, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Keith Kauffman, 6. Frankie Herr, 7. Joey Kuhn, 8. Garry Brazier. 2:38.1 (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Cris Eash, 2. Andy Hillenburg, 3. Jac Haudenschild, 4. Ed Lynch, Jr., 5. Mike Wagner, 6. Steve Beitler, 7. Kevin Frey, 8. Sid Blandford. 2:39.8 (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jeff Shepard, 2. Stevie Smith, 3. Mark Kinser, 4. Joey Borich, 5. Todd Gracey, 6. Bill Brian, Jr. ($10); 7. Bobby Allen, 8. Len Thompson. 2:42.3 (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Billy Pauch, 2. Joe Gaerte, 3. Fred Rahmer, 4. Dan Dietrich, 5. Craig Keel, 6. Todd Shaffer, 7. Larry Skinner ($10); 8. Brian Paulus. 2:40.7 (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Finishing 1-4 in Thursday's "A" Feature automatically qualified Dave Blaney, Jeff Swindell, Sammy Swindell and Steve Kinser for the first four starting positions in the Snap-on Tools Dash. Snap-on Tools Dash (five laps): 1. Dave Blaney, 2. Jeff Swindell, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Steve Kinser, 5. Donnie Kreitz, Jr., 6. Andy Hillenburg. (finish determined the first six starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Todd Shaffer, 2. Todd Gracey, 3. Joey Kuhn, 4. Keith Kauffman, 5. Steve Beitler ($260); 6. Frankie Herr ($235); 7. Bobby Allen ($185); 8. Mike Wagner ($135); 9. Craig Keel ($110); 10. Garry Brazier ($90); 11. Kevin Frey ($70); 12. Len Thompson ($60); 13. Sid Blandford ($60); 14. Brian Paulus ($60). DNS - Bill Brian, Jr., Larry Skinner. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Steve Kinser ($8,200); 2. Dave Blaney ($5,000); 3. Andy Hillenburg ($3,310); 4. Sammy Swindell ($3,000); 5. Donnie Kreitz, Jr. ($2,260); 6. Joe Gaerte ($2,085); 7. Jeff Swindell ($1,800); 8. Fred Rahmer ($1,710); 9. Stevie Smith ($1,510); 10. Mark Kinser ($1,410); 11. Greg Hodnett ($1,210); 12. Jeff Shepard ($1,110); 13. Kenny Jacobs ($1,060); 14. Billy Pauch ($1,010); 15. Jac Haudenschild ($710); 16. Lance Dewease ($610); 17. Cris Eash ($510); 18. Todd Shaffer ($430); 19. Joey Kuhn ($430); 20. Todd Gracey ($430); 21. Keith Kauffman ($430); 22. Dan Dietrich ($410); 23. Ed Lynch, Jr. ($410); 24. Joey Borich ($410). Lap leaders: Dave Blaney 1-20, Steve Kinser 21-30 WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Kenny Jacobs , Brian Paulus , Billy Pauch , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Jeff Swindell
Teams Williams