World of Outlaws at the Terre Haute Action Track, Saturday, May 22nd

Kinser Pads Points Lead With Winged Thunder Victory By Richard Day TERRE HAUTE, IN (May 22) - The rain that washed away the preliminary program of the Schick Protector Razor Winged Thunder event presented...

Kinser Pads Points Lead With Winged Thunder Victory By Richard Day TERRE HAUTE, IN (May 22) - The rain that washed away the preliminary program of the Schick Protector Razor Winged Thunder event presented by the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series couldn't dampen the spirits of the teams and standing-room-only crowd at the Terre Haute Action Track Saturday. The happiest person at the historic Action Track was Mark Kinser, whose sixth victory of the season gave him a 38-point lead over Danny Lasoski in the series' point standings. "I want to thank Lee Carducci from Mopar," Mark said. "He's our main guy. We have performance under our hood you wouldn't believe. Mopar has been a great company to work with. We trust them 100 percent and we're definitely glad to have them on our team." TNN Motorsports televised the action live, while goracing.com webcast the race on World of Outlaws Online's Dirt Jam '99. Although Lasoski and Channellock Dash winner Stevie Smith battled him throughout, Kinser was the class of the field. He sliced .301 seconds off the qualifying standard Jac Haudenschild set last May 15th with a 16.487-second, 109.177-m.p.h. lap around the wide, semi-banked, 1/2-mile oval. After winning the First NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race, his crew changed the engine in the #5M Mopar Maxim and he followed Stevie and "The Dude" across the finish line in the Channellock Dash. Lasoski drove the #83 Beef Packers Eagle around Smith in turn four as the green flag fell in the 30-lap "A" Feature. Stevie caught him in the second corner and they raced wheel-to-wheel down the back straightaway before Smith surged ahead highin turn four. Kinser passed "The Dude" for second place deep in the third corner the next time around, then set his sights on Smith. Mark caught Stevie as they entered lapped traffic early in the sixth lap, and passed him for the lead with an inside move through turns three and four. Tyler Walker allowed the #35 Air Sep Maxim to clip the outside retaining wall in the second corner the next time around, and stopped in turn four with a flat right rear tire seconds later. The caution flag fell, taking the leaders out of lapped traffic. Smith kept pace with Kinser as the race resumed. They raced side-by-side through the third corner, before Stevie regained first place in turn four. The 13th lap proved very unlucky for Smith who, after leading the series with 13 "A" Feature victories a year ago, has yet to win this season. The water pump in Smith's #19 Ingersoll-Rand Black Bandit broke as he raced through the second corner, causing him to lose momentum and allowing Kinser to race around him on the back stretch. Kinser was 1.1 seconds ahead of Smith when he caught the backmarkers again three laps later. He increased his advantage to 1.7 seconds by lap 20. A blown engine in the #7S Aamco Maxim caused Travis Whitney to stop on the front straightaway the next time around. Kinser controlled the ensuing restart, and opened a .6-second advantage within two laps. Kinser, a three-time winner at Terre Haute, was 1.3 seconds ahead of Smith with five laps remaining and took the checkered flag with 1.03 seconds to spare. "Stevie raced me really hard out there," Mark said. "He got down low once and I got into the wall a little. I went back out and got into the berm, and that stuffed the right front (wheel) full of mud. It was vibrating really bad. I didn't know if I could hang on, but the Maxim front end held on nicely." Lasoski finished the main event in third place, ahead of Sammy Swindell, Johnny Herrera, Andy Hillenburg, 15th-starting Steve Kinser, Tim Shaffer, Donny Schatz and Kevin Gobrecht. The Swindell brothers - Sammy and Jeff - overcame all kinds of obstacles before responding with strong finishes. Sammy was half a lap from winning the First NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race when he suffered a blown engine. Winning the race would have given him the pole position in the Channellock Dash. After his crew replaced the engine, rear end and drive line in his #1 Channellock Stealth, Sammy won the "B," then raced into fourth place from outside the sixth row in the "A." The engine in the #104+ Octane Boost J&J lost a cylinder and two push rods as Jeff Swindell lined up for the First NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race. After his crew replaced the engine, Jeff surrendered second place in the "B" Feature when he stopped with a flat left rear tire. His crew was unable to replace the tire before the green flag replaced the yellow, so he took a provisional and raced past 13 cars to finish 12th in the main event. The Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series will open its annual Keystone Tour Tuesday with a $45,100 event at Lernerville Speedway. Williams Grove Speedway will host the Channellock Spring Classic Thursday and Friday, before the series heads to Hagerstown Speedway for a double- feature event Saturday and Sunday. WoO

1999 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Schick Protector Razor Winged Thunder Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute, IN Saturday, May 22, Feature Program #22 Vivarin qualifications: 1. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 16.487 (new single-lap record); 2. Joey Saldana, Mox 17, 16.538; 3. Danny Lasoski, Roth 83, 16.678; 4. Tyler Walker, Walker 35, 16.813; 5. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 16.826; 6. Travis Whitney, Whitney 7S, 16.915; 7. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23S, 16.943; 8. Tim Shaffer, Helm 11H, 16.972; 9. Johnny Herrera, DOCC Motorsports 1BK, 16.973; 10. Kevin Gobrecht, Hylton/ Blaney 93, 16.997; 11. Stevie Smith, Smith 19, 17.015; 12. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 17.108; 13. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 17.144; 14. Randy Kinser, Kinser 14, 17.209; 15. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 17.226; 16. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 17.245; 17. Craig Dollansky, Dollansky 7, 17.257; 18. Paul McMahan, Johnson U2, 17.262; 19. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 104+, 17.273; 20. Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4K, 17.358; 21. Joe Gaerte, Holbrook 8H, 17.359; 22. Brooke Tatnell, Tatnell 7K, 17.414; 23. Daryn Pittman, Sonner 47, 17.449; 24. Jimmy Carr, Blevins 21, 17.463; 25. Shane Stewart, Stewart 9S, 17.983; 26. Tommy Scott, Scott 4S, 18.110; 27. Bob Burkle, Burkle 21B, 18.192; 28. Robert Jackson, Stroud 1S, 18.254; 29. Kenny Carmichael, Carmichael 92x, 19.199; 30. Wayne Newlin, Newlin 70, 20.652. First NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Frankie Kerr, 3. Jac Haudenschild, 4. Andy Hillenburg, 5. Brooke Tatnell, 6. Travis Whitney, 7. Shane Stewart, 8. Robert Jackson, 9. Sammy Swindell, 10. Jeff Swindell. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Second NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Donny Schatz, 3. Tim Shaffer, 4. Joey Saldana, 5. Craig Dollansky, 6. Randy Kinser, 7. Kelly Kinser, 8. Daryn Pittman, 9. Tommy Scott, 10. Kenny Carmichael. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Third NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Danny Lasoski, 2. Tyler Walker, 3. Johnny Herrera, 4. Kevin Gobrecht, 5. Steve Kinser, 6. Joe Gaerte, 7. Jimmy Carr, 8. Paul McMahan, 9. Bob Burkle, 10. Wayne Newlin. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) Channellock Dash (five laps): 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Danny Lasoski, 3. Mark Kinser, 4. Tyler Walker, 5. Joey Saldana, 6. Travis Whitney, 7. Frankie Kerr, 8. Donny Schatz. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Sammy Swindell, 2. Jimmy Carr, 3. Paul McMahan, 4. Kelly Kinser, 5. Daryn Pittman, 6. Shane Stewart, 7. Robert Jackson ($200); 8. Bob Burkle ($180); 9. Tommy Scott ($150); 10. Wayne Newlin ($110); 11. Kenny Carmichael ($90); 12. Jeff Swindell. (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Mark Kinser ($8,000); 2. Stevie Smith ($4,000); 3. Danny Lasoski ($3,000); 4. Sammy Swindell ($2,520); 5. Johnny Herrera ($2,300); 6. Andy Hillenburg ($2,200); 7. Steve Kinser ($2,100); 8. Tim Shaffer ($2,000); 9. Donny Schatz ($1,800); 10. Kevin Gobrecht ($1,700); 11. Kelly Kinser ($1,420); 12. Jeff Swindell ($1,220); 13. Craig Dollansky ($1,100); 14. Tyler Walker ($1,050); 15. Joey Saldana ($1,000); 16. Frankie Kerr ($900); 17. Joe Gaerte ($700); 18. Brooke Tatnell ($550); 19. Jac Haudenschild ($550); 20. Paul McMahan ($570); 21. Jimmy Carr ($570); 22. Daryn Pittman ($570); 23. Travis Whitney ($550); 24. Randy Kinser ($550); 25. Shane Stewart ($570). Provisional starter - Jeff Swindell Lap leaders: Stevie Smith 1-5, 8-12; Mark Kinser 6-7, 13-30 Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner: Mark Kinser 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 , Tyler Walker , Brooke Tatnell , Daryn Pittman , Joey Saldana , Paul McMahan , Shane Stewart , Kenny Carmichael , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell
Teams Williams