Williams Grove Results 1999-05-28

'The King' Claims Channellock Spring Classic By Richard Day MECHANICSBURG, PA (May 28) - When Steve Kinser became the first Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series driver/owner to claim both titles in the same...

'The King' Claims Channellock Spring Classic By Richard Day MECHANICSBURG, PA (May 28) - When Steve Kinser became the first Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series driver/owner to claim both titles in the same season in 1998, he won a career-low six "A" Features. "The King of the Outlaws" won his fifth main event of the 1999 season Friday when TNN Motorsports televised the Channellock Spring Classic live from Williams Grove Speedway. He still ranks third in the standings - behind cousin Mark Kinser and Danny Lasoski - which shows just how competitive the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series has become. "The Quaker State car was good all weekend," Kinser said. "Scott (Gerken) and the guys worked really hard with Galen Fox at Foxco Engineering after Terre Haute to get these motors running. We changed some things in the fuel system and it's working well so far." Stevie Smith, who led the series with 13 "A" Feature victories last season, returned to his home state with 12 straight top-10 finishes. He raced into fifth place at Lernerville Speedway Tuesday, then followed Mark Kinser under the checkered flag in the Preliminary Feature Thursday. He won the Channellock Dash and appeared to be on his way to his first main event victory of the season Friday before the rear end in his #19 Ingersoll-Rand Black Bandit malfunctioned. Finishing 28th allowed Donny Schatz to pass him in the standings. Smith and Kinser raced wheel-to-wheel down the front straightaway as the green flag fell in the "A" Feature. Smith surged ahead in turn two. Manufacturers Rookie of the Year candidate Tim Shaffer passed Mark Kinser for third with a low move into turn four seconds later. Don Kreitz, Jr., who has won four Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series main events at "The Grove," used a similar move to pass Mark for fourth place the next time around. "The Dude" steered the #83 Beef Packers Eagle deep into turn four to pass Mark two laps later.

Smith enjoyed a 1.08-second advantage during the ninth lap, only to have Kinser close to within a half-second within a lap. Kreitz used an inside move on the front stretch to pass Shaffer for third place early in the 12th lap. The 13th lap proved unlucky for Smith. After clipping the outside retaining wall in turn four, his rear end malfunctioned as he crossed the finish line. Stevie stopped on the back straightaway and the red flag fell as the fire crew was dispatched. Smith went to his pit area before his crew repaired the car, so he was not allowed to restart. Mark Kinser started making his way back toward the front as the race resumed, passing Shaffer for fourth high in the first corner. The yellow flag flew again early in lap 15 when Greg Hodnett stopped in turn two and Craig Dollansky stopped on the back stretch. After making a run at Lasoski on the ensuing restart, Mark steered the #5M Mopar Maxim high into the second corner to take over third place midway through the race. "The King of the Outlaws" was 2.3 seconds ahead of Kreitz when he entered lapped traffic during the 27th lap. Dense traffic allowed Kreitz to narrow the gap to .9 seconds within a lap, however. Kenny Jacobs brought out the caution flag when he stopped on the front stretch with 10 laps remaining. Kinser raced away from the field while Mark tried to pass Kreitz as the race resumed. "The King" was 1.4 seconds ahead of Kreitz when he took the checkered flag for the 22nd "A" Feature victory of his career at Williams Grove. "You just had to be careful out there and not make any mistakes," Steve said. "There are a few cars running really good right now, and it's going to be tough to get back up there (to the points lead). We're just happy to be running good again." Lasoski held off Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner Sammy Swindell for fourth place. Schatz passed Johnny Herrera deep in turn two with eight laps remaining to finish sixth. Completing the top 10 were Keith Kauffman, Dale Blaney and Tyler Walker. Jeff Swindell won the "B" Feature from inside the fourth row, then raced past 11 cars to finish 11th in the main event. Andy Hillenburg, who started his streak of "A" Feature starts at Williams Grove Speedway on May 29, 1992, used the first provisional of his career to extend it to 481. He drove his #2 Luxaire J&J into 15th place from inside the 13th row. WoO 1999 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Channellock Spring Classic Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA Friday, May 28, Feature Program #24 Vivarin qualifications: 1. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 18.385; 2. 2. Keith Kauffman, Middlesworth 7M, 18.541; 3. Tim Shaffer, Helm 11H, 18.544; 4. Travis Whitney, Whitney 7S, 18.561; 5. Don Kreitz, Jr., Kreitz 69, 18.566; 6. Danny Lasoski, Roth 83, 18.584; 7. Kevin Gobrecht, Hylton/Blaney 93, 18.599; 8. Johnny Herrera, DOCC Motorsports 1BK, 18.633; 9. Dale Blaney, Hughes 94, 18.647; 10. Brian Paulus, P&P Motorsports 28, 18.653; 11. Kenny Jacobs, Jacobs 6, 18.707; 12. Tyler Walker, Walker 35, 18.717; 13. Jeff Shepard, Zemaitis 1Z, 18.736; 14. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 18.759; 15. Paul McMahan, Johnson U2, 18.918; 16. Dave Ely, Ely 77E, 18.922; 17. Craig Dollansky, Dollansky 7, 18.945; 18. Greg Hodnett, Apple 12, 18.960; 19. Todd Shaffer, Beam 88, 18.992; 20. Cris Eash, E&G Classics 17E, 19.040; 21. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 104+, 19.094; 22. Fred Rahmer, Hamilton 77, 19.094; 23. Lance Dewease, Dyer 461, 19.096; 24. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 19.109; 25. Mike Wagner, Harz 88H, 19.154; 26. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 19.161; 27. Shawn Keen, Keen 53, 19.208; 28. P.J. Chesson, Chesson 76, 19.290; 29. Johnny Mackison, Jr., Swope 65, 19.293; 30. Daryn Pittman, Sonner 47, 19.298; 31. Joe Gaerte, Holbrook 8H, 19.309; 32. Billy Wilburn, Wilburn 0W, 19.312; 33. Dave Haight, Neiderer 10N, 19.346; 34. Brooke Tatnell, Tatnell 7K, 19.519; 35. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 19.689; 36. George Suprick, Suprick 87, 19.692; 37. Johnny Bridges, Tanger 07, 19.860; 38. Bob Bennett, Mickle 3, 19.896; 39. Troy Fraker, Fraker 12W, 21.030; 40. Bernie Lemaster, Lemaster 60, 21.185; 41. Dan Long, Long 99, 21.508. First NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Dale Blaney, 2. Johnny Herrera, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Dave Ely, 5. Mike Wagner, 6. Craig Dollansky, 7. Johnny Mackison, Jr., 8. Jeff Swindell, 9. Dan Long, 10. Johnny Bridges, 11. Billy Wilburn. 2:38.41 (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Second NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Fred Rahmer, 2. Daryn Pittman, 3. Keith Kauffman, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Paul McMahan, 6. Brian Paulus, 7. Kevin Gobrecht, 8. Bob Bennett, 9. Lance Blevins, 10. Brooke Tatnell. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Third NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Ed Lynch, Jr., 2. Danny Lasoski, 3. Kenny Jacobs, 4. Tim Shaffer, 5. Joe Gaerte, 6. Andy Hillenburg, 7. Lance Dewease, 8. Todd Shaffer, 9. Shawn Keen, 10. Bernie Lemaster. 2:45.16 (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jeff Shepard, 2. Don Kreitz, Jr., 3. Tyler Walker, 4. Cris Eash, 5. Travis Whitney, 6. P.J. Chesson, 7. Jac Haudenschild, 8. Dave Haight, 9. George Suprick, 10. Troy Fraker. 2:12.46 (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) C Feature (10 laps): 1. Joe Gaerte, 2. Brooke Tatnell, 3. George Suprick ($125); 4. Dave Haight ($100); 5. Andy Hillenburg, 6. Johnny Bridges ($80); 7. Bernie Lemaster ($70); 8. Troy Fraker ($60); 9. Dan Long ($50); 10. Bob Bennett ($40). DNS - Billy Wilburn. (first two qualified for the "B" Feature) Finishing 1-4 in Thursday's Preliminary Feature automatically qualified Mark Kinser, Stevie Smith, Johnny Herrera and Steve Kinser for the first four starting positions in the Channellock Dash. Channellock Dash (five laps): 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Mark Kinser, 4. Donnie Kreitz, Jr., 5. Tim Shaffer, 6. Donny Schatz, 7. Sammy Swindell, 8. Keith Kauffman. 1:39.77 (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Jeff Swindell, 2. Brian Paulus, 3. Craig Dollansky, 4. Kevin Gobrecht, 5. Jac Haudenschild ($200); 6. Lance Blevins ($175); 7. Lance Dewease, 8. P.J. Chesson ($150); 9. Paul McMahan ($100); 10. Todd Shaffer ($90); 11. Brooke Tatnell ($100); 12. Johnny Mackison, Jr. ($60); 13. Mike Wagner, 14. Joe Gaerte, 15. Shawn Keen ($50); 16. Travis Whitney ($50). 4:09.31 (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (40 laps): 1. Steve Kinser ($12,000); 2. Don Kreitz, Jr. ($6,000); 3. Mark Kinser ($3,500); 4. Danny Lasoski ($3,200); 5. Sammy Swindell ($3,000); 6. Donny Schatz ($2,500); 7. Johnny Herrera ($2,300); 8. Keith Kauffman ($2,200); 9. Dale Blaney ($2,100); 10. Tyler Walker ($2,050); 11. Jeff Swindell ($2,000); 12. Tim Shaffer ($1,600); 13. Fred Rahmer ($1,500); 14. Ed Lynch, Jr. ($1,200); 15. Andy Hillenburg ($1,120); 16. Mike Wagner ($1,020); 17. Kevin Gobrecht ($900); 18. Dave Ely ($700); 19. Daryn Pittman ($700); 20. Jeff Shepard ($700); 21. Kenny Jacobs ($700); 22. Joe Gaerte ($740); 23. Brian Paulus ($700); 24. Lance Dewease ($720); 25. Cris Eash ($700); 26. Craig Dollansky ($700); 27. Greg Hodnett ($700); 28. Stevie Smith ($700). Provisional starters: Andy Hillenburg, Lance Dewease, Joe Gaerte, Mike Wagner Lap leaders: Stevie Smith 1-13, Steve Kinser 14-40 Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner: Sammy Swindell 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