April 12, 2003 Results

By Richard Day

PEVELY, MO (April 12) – Steve Kinser took the lead in the O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series point standings Saturday by dominating the $51,600 event at I-55 Raceway.

Kinser, who led the standings for 48 of 67 races while winning his 17th series championship a year ago, won every race he entered Saturday – the First Heat Race, the First Dash Race and the 40-lap “A” Feature. “The King of the Outlaws” enters next weekend’s double-feature event at Eldora Speedway with a four-point lead over 2001 champion Danny Lasoski.

“We’ll take this one,” Kinser said following his second consecutive victory. “We’ve been running good all year long. (Crew chief) Scott (Gerkin) and the guys have been working really hard this season, and this Maxim car’s been running great.”

Kinser, the eighth-fastest qualifier, was .294 seconds off son Kraig Kinser’s 84.333-M.P.H. lap, which paced the 39-car qualifying session. Kraig was also the fastest qualifier the night before at Sedalia’s State Fair Speedway.

“The King of the Outlaws” earned the right to start the main event on the pole by winning his eighth Dash Race of the season. Craig Dollansky won the Second Dash Race for the privilege of starting next to Kinser on the front row.

Kinser drove his #11 Quaker State Maxim into the lead as the green flag fell in the O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series’ 12th “A” Feature of the season. Lasoski, who started outside the third row, passed Kraig Kinser and Brooke Tatnell during the first two laps. “The Dude” challenged Donny Schatz for two laps before taking over third place with an inside move between the first and second corners.

“The King of the Outlaws” was two car-lengths ahead of Dollansky when he entered lapped traffic six laps into the race. Dollansky raced wheel-to-wheel with Kinser through turns three and four late in lap 11, but was unable to drive the #7 VMAC Maxim into the lead. Kinser raced between Jonathan Allard and Jason Keith to open a 15-car-length advantage two laps later.

Mechanical problems forced Keith to stop in the first corner midway through the race, opening the track ahead of the leaders. Randy Hannagan hit the fourth-corner retaining wall late in the 23rd lap and flipped, bringing out the red flag.

Kinser controlled the ensuing restart and was half a straightaway ahead of Dollansky when he caught the back-markers again five laps later. A caution for Jan Howard’s blown right rear tire tightened the field late in lap 30, however.

Dollansky, who found extra traction in the rubber collecting in turns three and four, kept pace with “The King of the Outlaws” as the green flag replaced the yellow. The leaders raced nose-to-tail with Lasoski only two car-lengths behind as they entered lapped traffic with 5 ½ laps remaining.

Tyler Walker lost fourth place early in the 37th lap when he stopped C&W Motorsports’ #35 Maxim in turn one with a flat right rear tire. Allard, a fellow Californian, joined Walker in the pit area with a flat left rear tire.

Kinser controlled the final restart and claim the $10,000 first prize with seven car-lengths to spare.

“I didn’t know how many laps were left when that last caution came out,” Kinser said following the fourth victory of his career at I-55 Raceway. “I just knew I was glad to get an open track in front of me again. It’s not a whole lot of fun when the track takes rubber, and I knew the only way anyone was going to get by me was in traffic.”

Lasoski finished in third place, ahead of Schatz, Jeff Shepard, Tatnell, Shane Stewart, Daryn Pittman, Tim Shaffer and 17th-starting Sammy Swindell.

Mechanical problems kept Mark Kinser from starting the Third Heat Race. The two-time O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series champion used a provisional to start the “A” Feature only to have a tow truck run over the right rear of the #5M Durst Auctions/Williams Properties Maxim, severely damaging the car.

Jac Haudenschild was battling Allard for third place during the First Heat Race when he hit the turn-four retaining wall and flipped. Guy Forbrook and his crew were unable to repair the #5 MPD Hand Controls/Wirtgen America Maxim in time for “The Wild Child” to compete in any more races. WoO

2003 O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series

I-55 Raceway, Pevely, MO

Saturday, April 12, Feature Program #12

Qualifying: 1. Kraig Kinser, Kinser 11K, 10.672; 2. Danny Lasoski, Stewart 20, 10.830; 3. Sammy Swindell, Roth 1, 10.846; 4. Jeff Shepard, Helm 11H, 10.850; 5. Joey Saldana, Saldana 17, 10.861; 6. Brooke Tatnell, Grandstaff 66, 10.869; 7. Craig Dollansky, Karavan Racing 7, 10.871; 8. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 10.966; 9. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 11.006; 10. Shane Stewart, Chilcutt 4M, 11.008; 11. Tyler Walker, C&W Motorsports 35, 11.016; 12. Jeremy Campbell, Campbell 10C, 11.031; 13. Larry Ball, Jr., Stroud 1S, 11.036; 14. Ricky Logan, Gifford 17G, 11.121; 15. Bob Bennett, Acme Trailers 3, 11.131; 16. Jac Haudenschild, Forbrook 5, 11.146; 17. Jonathan Allard, Wright 35W, 11.157; 18. Jason Sides, Sides Motorsports 7S, 11.158; 19. Tim Shaffer, Roth 83, 11.160; 20. Daron Clayton, Clayton 92, 11.164; 21. Daryn Pittman, Sher-Don Motorports 21, 11.172; 22. Brian Paulus, P and P Motorsports 21, 11.187; 23. Jerrod Hull, Hull 12H, 11.209; 24. Tom Busch, Busch 4B, 11.240; 25. Jim Moughan, Moughan 1M, 11.284; 26. Randy Hannagan, TH Racing 1X, 11.314; 27. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 11.389; 28. Jan Howard, Howard 46, 11.402; 29. Curt Trainer, Trainer 36, 11.467; 30. Joey Montgomery, Montgomery C21, 11.633; 31. Tommy Worley, Jr., Worley 97, 11.646; 32. Lowe Cannell, Cannell 2, 11.713; 33. Jason Keith, Keith 28X, 11.715; 34. Steve Short, Short 8, 11.874; 35. Keith Burch, Burch 24, 12.009; 36. Eddie Lynch, Lynch 29, 12.332; 37. Jason Hunt, Hunt 19, 12.610; 38. Dave McKay, McKay 3M, 12.715; 39. Brad Yoder, Yoder 9X, 14.450.

First Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Donny Schatz, 3. Kraig Kinser, 4. Jonathan Allard, 5. Curt Trainer, 6. Jim Moughan, 7. Jason Keith, 8. Jason Hunt, 9. Tom Busch, 10. Jac Haudenschild. (first five qualified for the “A” Feature)

Second Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Shane Stewart, 2. Jerrod Hull, 3. Jason Sides, 4. Craig Dollansky, 5. Danny Lasoski, 6. Randy Hannagan, 7. Steve Short, 8. Joey Montgomery, 9. Bob Bennett, 10. Dave McKay. (first five qualified for the “A” Feature)

Third Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Tim Shaffer, 2. Tyler Walker, 3. Brooke Tatnell, 4. Brian Paulus, 5. Ricky Logan, 6. Tommy Worley, Jr., 7. Keith Burch, 8. Brad Yoder, 9. Sammy Swindell. DNS: Mark Kinser. (first five qualified for the “A” Feature)

Fourth Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Jeff Shepard, 2. Joey Saldana, 3. Daryn Pittman, 4. Jan Howard, 5. Jeremy Campbell, 6. Eddie Lynch, 7. Lowe Cannell, 8. Larry Ball, Jr., 9. Daron Clayton. (first five qualified for the “A” Feature)

First Dash Race (seven laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Brooke Tatnell, 3. Kraig Kinser, 4. Jeff Shepard, 5. Shane Stewart, 6. Tim Shaffer, 7. Jeremy Campbell, 8. Jonathan Allard. (finish determined the inside starting positions in the first eight rows in the ”A” Feature lineup)

Second Dash Race (seven laps): 1. Craig Dollansky, 2. Donny Schatz, 3. Danny Lasoski, 4. Tyler Walker, 5. Joey Saldana, 6. Ricky Logan, 7. Daryn Pittman, 8. Jason Sides. (finish determined the outside starting positions in the first eight rows in the “A” Feature lineup)

B Feature (12 laps): 1. Sammy Swindell, 2. Randy Hannagan, 3. Jim Moughan, 4. Jason Keith, 5. Tom Busch ($200); 6. Bob Bennett ($180); 7. Joey Montgomery ($150); 8. Tommy Worley, Jr. ($120); 9. Jason Hunt ($100); 10. Keith Burch ($90); 11. Eddie Lynch ($70); 12. Dave McKay ($60); 13. Steve Short ($60); 14. Brad Yoder ($50). DNS: Mark Kinser, Jac Haudenschild, Larry Ball, Jr., Daron Clayton, Lowe Cannell (first four qualified for the “A” Feature)

A Feature (40 laps): 1. Steve Kinser [1] ($10,000); 2. Craig Dollansky [2] ($5,500); 3. Danny Lasoski [6] ($3,200); 4. Donny Schatz [4] ($2,800); 5. Jeff Shepard [7] ($2,500); 6. Brooke Tatnell [3] ($2,300); 7. Shane Stewart [9] ($2,200); 8. Daryn Pittman [14] ($2,100); 9. Tim Shaffer [11] ($2,050); 10. Sammy Swindell [17] ($2,020); 11. Joey Saldana [10] ($1,500); 12. Kraig Kinser [5] ($1,200); 13. Jan Howard [22] ($1,100); 14. Ricky Logan [12] ($1,050); 15. Brian Paulus [18] ($1,000); 16. Jerrod Hull [19] ($900); 17. Tyler Walker [8] ($800); 18. Jason Sides [16] ($800); 19. Jonathan Allard [15] ($800); 20. Jeremy Campbell [13] ($800); 21. Randy Hannagan [21] ($820); 22. Curt Trainer [23] ($800); 23. Jim Moughan [20] ($820); 24. Jason Keith [24] ($820); 25. Mark Kinser [25] ($800). Provisional starter: Mark Kinser

Lap leader: Steve Kinser 1-40

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Pevely, MO (April 12, 2003) A stellar field of 36 U.M.P. Modifieds came out for the $1,000 to win special at I-55 Raceway. However, it was the defending track champion, Scott Weber that led all twenty laps and took the victory. Last week's winner Ray Walsh kept the pressure on Weber but had to settle for second. Dennis Richards had a very strong run to finish third. Dan Hamstra came from the ninth starting position to claim fourth and Rusty Griffaw moved up from his fifteenth starting spot to round out the top five.

UMP Modifieds
Heat 1:
1. 21 Dennis Richards
2. 56 Kevin Epperson
3. 23 Dan Hamstra
4. 41 Larry Hull

Heat 2:
1. 59 Rich Whaley
2. N1 Gary Archambault
3. 18 Brent Thompson
4. 9 Doug Wood

Heat 3:
1. 89 Bobby Bittle
2. 1W Ray Walsh
3. 71X Ron Parrish
4. 16 Rusty Griffaw

Heat 4:
1. 4J Scott Weber
2. 166 Brian Worley
3. 00Z Steve Picou
4. 45M Eric Mabery

Dash:
1. 4J Scott Weber
2. 89 Bobby Bittle
3. 1W Ray Walsh
4. N1 Gary Archambault

Semi #1:
1. 22X Clint Eckenrodt
2. 14K Loren Knox
3. 444 Matt Simpson
4. 88 Joe Puricelli
5. 8M Kirk Murphy
6. 28K Chris Boyd
7. 99 Rich Steyh

Semi #2:
1. 16 John Hobson
2. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
3. 29 Jeff LeBaube
4. 14S Billy Smith
5. C4 Chris Soutiea
6. 23S Dylan Sharp
7. 8X James Reed

Feature:
1. 4J Scott Weber
2. 1W Ray Walsh
3. 21 Dennis Richards
4. 23 Dan Hamstra
5. 16 Rusty Griffaw
6. 166 Brian Worley
7. 89 Bobby Bittle
8. 59 Rich Whaley
9. 18 Brent Thompson
10. 3R Leon Rakers
11. 56 Kevin Epperson
12. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
13. N1 Gary Archambault
14. 45M Eric Mabery
15. 00Z Steve Picou
16. 71X Ron Parrish
17. 15R Danny Reisinger
18. 16 John Hobson
19. 9W Doug Wood
20. 22X Clint Eckenrodt
21. 15 Doug Blair
22. 41 Larry Hull
23. X1 Dave Sandage
24. 14K Loren Knox

Other Cars Present:
6 Ray Wagner
22 Bob Waterhouse

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