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Smith Comes Back to Win at Williams Grove By Richard Day MECHANICSBURG, PA (May 29) - Stevie Smith's emotional roller- coaster ride through the East Coast took an upward turn Friday when the Pennzoil World of Outlaws...

Smith Comes Back to Win at Williams Grove By Richard Day MECHANICSBURG, PA (May 29) - Stevie Smith's emotional roller- coaster ride through the East Coast took an upward turn Friday when the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series returned to Williams Grove Speedway. Smith, whose engine woes saw him lose the points lead at Williams Grove a week ago then fall to fourth place the next night at Hagerstown Speedway, spent the week building engines with his father, Steve Smith, and crewman Devin Deluzio. The hard work paid off Friday when he passed Sammy Swindell late in the ninth lap and led the final 22 for his fifth "A" Feature victory of the World of Outlaws' 20th Anniversary Season. "It was a lot of fun racing with Sammy," Stevie said. "We raced each other clean, and the Ingersoll-Rand car ended up in victory lane. "We had some motor problems last weekend, but my dad and Devin worked hard this week to get things straightened out." Smith, the eighth-fastest qualifier in the 42-car field, received the luxury of starting the Channellock Dash on the pole when Danny Lasoski and Jeff Shepard failed to qualify for the "A" Feature in their Racing Champions Heat Races. Smith and Swindell finished 1-2 in the five-lap race for the right to start the main event on the front row. Stevie burst into the lead as the green flag fell in the "A" Feature, but Swindell drove his #1 Channellock Stealth past him with a low move between turns one and two early in the first lap. Swindell opened a seven-car-length advantage within four laps, only to have Smith catch him two laps later. Stevie kept his #19 Ingersoll-Rand sprinter in the high groove and threatened to take the lead during the sixth and seventh laps. Smith's nose wing was just inches from Swindell's rear bumper when they entered lapped traffic late in lap eight. Stevie used an inside move in the fourth corner to take the lead the next time around. Swindell battled to regain the lead two laps later, and raced wheel-to-wheel with Smith on the back straightaway. Stevie surged ahead in turn three, however, and maintained first place. Racing through lapped traffic with ease, Smith opened a 16- car-length advantage within two laps. He was a half-straightaway ahead of Swindell by lap 16. Smith maintained a comfortable advantage as Jac Haudenschild challenged Swindell for second place during laps 23 through 26. Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series points leader Mark Kinser used a low move between turns one and two to pass both Haudenschild and Sammy early in lap 27. Haudenschild drove the #22 Pennzoil Maxim past Mark deep in the fourth corner seconds later. Kinser and Haudenschild exchanged the runner-up spot three times during the final three laps. Mark passed Haudenschild by steering the #5M Wirtgen Maxim to the lowest point between turns three and four late in the 29th lap. Smith survived a late scare, bumping the fourth-corner retaining wall as he headed for the checkered flag. Stevie recovered quickly and took the checkered flag as Kinser raced down the back straightaway. "I was still running a really hard pace on the last lap and we hit the cushion wrong in turn four and it tried to steer us up into the wall," Smith admitted. "I'm just glad to get one for the Ingersoll-Rand people who were here tonight. I would like to win one tomorrow at Lincoln (in his home town of New Oxford). We'll just go down there and do our best." Smith's green-to-checker victory completed a caution-free racing program after rain delayed the program for three hours. Smith set Williams Grove's 30-lap record by completing the main event in 9:30.24. Dale Blaney's 3:43.77 clocking in the "B" Feature set the 12-lap standard. Tim Shaffer earned his second Vivarin Fast-Time Award in as many weeks by pacing the qualifying session with a 17.641-second lap around the 1/2-mile oval. Swindell's crew members discovered a broken rocker arm in the #1 Channellock Stealth and determined that the defending World of Outlaws champion raced with seven cylinders for at least 24 laps. Haudenschild finished in third place, ahead of Swindell, Lance Dewease, Shaffer, Don Kreitz, Jr., Blaney, Fred Rahmer and Tyler Walker. WoO 1998 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA Friday, May 29, Feature Program #20 Qualifications: 1. Tim Shaffer, Apple 12, 17.641; 2. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 17.647; 3. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 17.673; 4. Danny Lasoski, Roth 83, 17.734; 5. Jeff Shepard, Stewart 4J, 17.751; 6. Don Kreitz, Jr., Kreitz 69, 17.783; 7. Lance Dewease, Dyer 461, 17.785; 8. Stevie Smith, Smith 19, 17.841; 9. Kevin Gobrecht, Gobrecht 92, 17.856; 10. Dale Blaney, Hylton-Blaney 93, 17.857; 11. Tyler Walker, Walker 35, 17.859; 12. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 17.873; 13. Fred Rahmer, Hamilton 77, 17.893; 14. Todd Shaffer, Beam 88, 17.904; 15. Joe Gaerte, Holbrook 8H, 17.907; 16. Johnny Herrera, Sonner 47, 17.914; 17. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 17.935; 18. Cris Eash, E&G Classics 17E, 17.941; 19. Greg Hodnett, Helm 11H, 17.944; 20. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 18.006; 21. Dave Ely, Ely/Gilbert 77E, 18.007; 22. Mike Wagner, Wagner 55, 18.013; 23. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 18.028; 24. Sean Michael, Harz 88M, 18.067; 25. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 18.177; 26. Dion Hindi, Hindi 18, 18.205; 27. Len Thompson, Thompson 10T, 18.244; 28. Johnny Mackison, Swope 65, 18.253; 29. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 104+, 18.270; 30. Brian Paulus, P&P Motorsports 28, 18.296; 31. Joey Allen, Allen 1a, 18.356; 32. Jeff Rohrbaugh, Tanger 07, 18.466; 33. Danny Smith, Brazier 21S, 18.534; 34. Jess Thomas, Thomas 77T, 18.581; 35. Shawn Keen, Keen 53, 18.600; 36. Danny Jones, Creasy 8J, 18.667; 37. Dan Dietrich, Dietrich 8, 19.038; 38. Dave Haight, Neiderer 10N, 19.134; 39. Dave Cordier, Jr., Cordier 7C, 19.278; 40. Burt Shoop, Shoop 2S, 19.331; 41. Mark Coldren, Coldren I07, 19.576; 42. Todd Gracey, Cooper 25, no time. First Racing Champions Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Fred Rahmer, 3. Tim Shaffer, 4. Dave Ely, 5. Kevin Gobrecht, 6. Jeff Swindell, 7. Jeff Shepard, 8. Lance Blevins, 9. Danny Smith, 10. Mark Coldren. 2:24.94 (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Racing Champions Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Cris Eash, 2. Mark Kinser, 3. Don Kreitz, Jr., 4. Mike Wagner, 5. Todd Shaffer, 6. Dale Blaney, 7. Jess Thomas, 8. Brian Paulus, 9. Dion Hindi, 10. Dave Haight. 2:23.99 (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Racing Champions Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Lance Dewease, 3. Joe Gaerte, 4. Donny Schatz, 5. Sammy Swindell, 6. Tyler Walker, 7. Len Thompson, 8. Shawn Keen, 9. Dave Cordier, Jr., 10. Joey Allen. 2:27.41. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Racing Champions Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Sean Michael, 2. Andy Hillenburg, 3. Jac Haudenschild, 4. Stevie Smith, 5. Johnny Herrera, 6. Danny Lasoski, 7. Jeff Rohrbaugh, 8. Johnny Mackison, 9. Danny Jones, 10. Burt Shoop. 2:26.92 (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Channellock Dash (five laps): 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Sammy Swindell, 3. Lance Dewease, 4. Jac Haudenschild, 5. Don Kreitz, Jr., 6. Tim Shaffer, 7. Mark Kinser, 8. Kevin Gobrecht. 1:30.15 (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Dale Blaney, 2. Jeff Shepard, 3. Tyler Walker, 4. Lance Blevins, 5. Jeff Swindell ($200); 6. Len Thompson, 7. Jeff Rohrbaugh ($180); 8. Brian Paulus ($150); 9. Jess Thomas ($110); 10. Danny Smith ($90); 11. Danny Jones ($80); 12. Dion Hindi ($60); 13. Shawn Keen ($50); 14. Mark Coldren ($50); 15. Dave Cordier, Jr. ($50); 16. Joey Allen ($50); 17. Danny Lasoski, 18. Johnny Mackison. 3:43.77 - new 12-lap record (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Stevie Smith ($7,000); 2. Mark Kinser ($4,000); 3. Jac Haudenschild ($3,000); 4. Sammy Swindell ($2,500); 5. Lance Dewease ($2,300); 6. Tim Shaffer ($2,200); 7. Don Kreitz, Jr. ($2,100); 8. Dale Blaney ($2,020); 9. Fred Rahmer ($1,700); 10. Tyler Walker ($1,620); 11. Andy Hillenburg ($1,200); 12. Kevin Gobrecht ($1,150); 13. Steve Kinser ($1,100); 14. Johnny Herrera ($1,050); 15. Cris Eash ($1,000); 16. Greg Hodnett ($700); 17. Todd Shaffer ($600); 18. Joe Gaerte ($500); 19. Lance Blevins ($520); 20. Donny Schatz ($500); 21. Dave Ely ($500); 22. Shawn Michael ($500); 23. Len Thompson ($520); 24. Mike Wagner ($500); 25. Johnny Mackison ($520); 26. Jeff Shepard ($520); 27. Danny Lasoski ($520). 9:30.24 - new 30-lap record Provisional starters: Len Thompson, Danny Lasoski, Johnny Mackison Lap leaders: Sammy Swindell 1-8, Stevie Smith 9-30 Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner: Tim Shaffer WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Steve Smith , Andy Hillenburg , Tim Shaffer , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Tyler Walker , Brian Paulus , Danny Jones , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell
Teams Williams