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Steve Kinser wins Brad Doty Classic for the second time - Lima, OH— July 15, 2009 - By Tony Veneziano - Steve Kinser is one of just two drivers competing full-time with the World of Outlaws this season that raced against Brad Doty. He competed against the Ohio native numerous times in the early days of the World of Outlaws, and during that span he struck up a great friendship with the fellow driver. One of the most special wins of Kinser's career came in 1989 when he won the inaugural Brad Doty Classic and the 20-time World of Outlaws champion was able to pick up another extra special win on Wednesday night, claiming the 21st Annual Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park in Ohio, an event that the Hall of Famer and Ohio native helped promote again this season. Kinser took the lead from Jason Meyers on the 35th lap and would lead the remainder of the 40-lap contest to score his second win of the 2009 campaign and the fourth of his career at the pristine Limaland Motorsports Park, which is owned and operated by the University of Northwestern Ohio. Kinser started sixth and got around Jason Sides and Dale Blaney on the opening lap to move into fourth. He then battled Daryn Pittman for the next eight laps before taking the third spot on the 10th circuit. He then patiently worked on Jason Meyers who was running second for a number of laps, before battling Sam Hafertepe Jr. when Meyers took the lead from him. After Hafertepe got into the wall and upside on the 29th lap while running second, Kinser moved into the runner-up spot and set his sights on Meyers. On a lap-29 restart, Kinser kept pace with Meyers and looked coming off the fourth turn on the next lap for the lead. He was all over Meyers for the next couple of laps and went low off turn four on the 35th lap and slid up in front of Meyers to take the lead. He would pace the field for the rest of the way to earn the 552nd A-Feature win of his career with the World of Outlaws aboard the Quaker State Maxim. Jason Meyers finished second followed by Jason Sides, Kraig Kinser, and Jac Haudenschild.

On Top of the World: Kinser Wins at Tri-State Speedway & Takes Over World of Outlaws Point Lead - Haubstadt, IN— April 25, 2009 - By Tony Veneziano ... It's hard to believe that 2005 was the last time that Steve Kinser was on top of the World of Outlaws championship standings. The 20-time series title winner changed that on Saturday night as he won at Tri-State Speedway in his home state of Indiana and in the process took over the point lead from three-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz. Kinser started on the pole and actually fell back to fourth early in the race, before moving back into third and then the runner-up spot, as he battled Terry McCarl tooth and nail down the stretch for the win. Kinser got under McCarl exiting turns three and four on the 38th lap which would ultimately be the pass for the lead and the win, after he looked high on McCarl in turns one and two and again in turns three and four for two consecutive laps. The $10,000 triumph was Kinser's first win of the season and the 551st of his World of Outlaws career. “I'm just glad to win a race,” said a relieved Kinser in Victory Lane. “We have been around the Top-Five all year and hadn't won one. I'm just darn glad to win a race.”

Steve Kinser ends Schatz streak, wins Aussie 50 grand at Parramatta HD Staff - Australia. Jan. 3, 2009 ...Steve Kinser beat Donny Schatz to earn a $50,000 (AU.) win Saturday at Tyrepower Parramatta City Raceway. Schatz had won the race five years in-a-row but could not finish in front of "The King" on this night. Schatz took the lead one lap prior to the white flag but Kinser raced by inside of Schatz in turn three later in the same lap. The two mirrored each other for the final circuit with Kinser edging Schatz. ...Kinser's car was being tuned by Peter Murphy. Robbie Farr finished third followed by Kerry Madsen.

WoO weekend dominated by Steve Kinser, and Jac Haudenschild - By Bobby Gerould - Tulare, CA. - October 19, 2008 - ...Jac Haudenschild won the World of Outlaws event at Thunderbowl Raceway Saturday night after a terrific three-way, traffic battle with Steve Kinser and Sam Hafertepe Jr. On a night where 44 cars timed in, Haudenschild was able to drive the Carnahan Motorsports #R19 around Kinser on lap 20 of 35 in the A-Main. “These tracks are really tight and you have to stay away from the lapped cars,” said Haudenschild. “You just go where the other guy isn't.” ...Kinser was the winner in Friday's race at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville. Haudenschild finished second in that one.

Kinser, Walker, Gurney Jr., and East among recent winners - HD Staff - July 26, 2008. ...Steve Kinser won the World of Outlaws feature event Friday night at I-96 Speedway in Michigan. It was his 547th career WoO victory. ...Tyler Walker led a stout top-five at Silver Dollar Speedway Friday night in Golden State Challenge action. Walker was followed to the checkered flag by Sammy Swindell (in the Tom Rolfe #10), Brent Kaeding, Tim Kaeding, and Sean Becker. ...Bobby East won the Thursday night J.D. Byrider 100 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Ryan Newman finished second. The USAC Silver Crown event was contested side-by-side with a USAC National Midget event which was snared by Chuck Gurney Jr. "Little Rim" also had fast time for the night in perhaps his biggest career score to date. Kasey Kahne finished as runner-up.

Steve Kinser wins Silver Cup 40 grand - HD Staff - July 15, 2008. Sarver, PA. ...The second BIG race in the Month of Money fell to Steve Kinser Tuesday night at Lernerville Speedway. The 20-time World of Outlaws champion led all 40 laps of the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup contested on the fast dirt of the 3/8's mile oval located near Pittsburgh. Donny Schatz finished second with Jason Meyers, Joey Saldana, and Kerry Madsen next in line. Kraig Kinser was the 'hard charger' of the night - coming from 22nd starting position to finish ninth. The race was a points earning event in the Racer's Racing Series. (Read more)

Steve Kinser gaining momentum - wins Lernerville WoO - Sarver, PA-May 15 2007--By: Tony Veneziano, World of Outlaws PR Director. ...Steve Kinser's dominated on Tuesday night at Lernerville Speedway. Whether he was in open race track or the couple of times he hit lapped traffic during the A-Feature, he continually added to his advantage en route to the win in the First Commonwealth Bank Clash and a $10,000 payday. The victory was his 16th career A-Feature win at Lernerville Speedway and his 536th with the World of Outlaws. He began the night by handily winning the fourth heat and followed that up with a convincing win in the Crane Cams Dash. He thus started the 35-lap A-Feature from the pole position for the first time this season. Tim Shaffer jumped to the second spot on the opening lap and began to chase Kinser. Just as the pair was about to enter lapped traffic, the caution flag flew on the fifth lap. Kinser used a strong restart to pull away, as he led every lap on his way to his third A-Feature win of the season. "It feels good to win here," said Kinser, driver of the Q Oil Maxim. "We had a good race car all night. We went out and qualified pretty good. We had a good draw in the dash that helped as well. As good as everyone is running right now, you have to really start at the front." (Read it all)

Kinser makes Hoosier's happy at Haubtstadt - April 21 2007--By: Tony Veneziano, World of Outlaws PR Director. ...It was pretty easy to tell when Steve Kinser was on the track on Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway, because each time his machine took to the high-banked ¼-mile in his home state of Indiana, the crowd was on their feet cheering, and the flashbulbs from their cameras could be seen illuminating the track from one side to the other. The biggest cheer came after Kinser led all 40-laps of the A-Feature and climbed out of his car in victory lane, after holding off Jac Haudenschild for the $10,000 World of Outlaws A-Feature win. For the native of Bloomington, Indiana, it was his second World of Outlaws A-Feature win of the season, and the 535th of his career. He has seven World of Outlaws triumphs at Tri-State Speedway, dating back to 1980, and won in his last visit to the track in 2005, to give him two straight. (Read it all, y'all)

Kinser wins World of Outlaws Tucson stop - HD Staff - March 2, 2007 - Tucson, AZ. - Steve Kinser used an outside front row starting spot to his advantage - winning the feature event Friday night at USA Race Park. The $10,000 victory was the first of the season for the 20-time World of Outlaws driving champion. Joey Saldana finished second after charging from ninth on the starting lineup. Donny Schatz, Jason Sides, and Tim Shaffer completed the top five finishers. (Read the WoO report)

Steve Kinser sweeps Thunderbowl opener - By Bobby Gerould - February 25, 2006 ...Steve Kinser won a wild 40-lap feature event Saturday night at Thunderbowl Raceway. For his efforts, Kinser won $12,000 and took home maximum points in the Racer's Racing Series aboard his own Maxim #11. Jason Meyers finished second followed by Paul McMahan, Brooke Tatnell, and Danny Lasoski. 40 cars were on hand - playing to a very large crowd. Ronnie Day led the race early from the pole position but Day encountered a stalled car on the high side of turn four on lap five. Day, the Salinas, CA veteran was knocked from contention. That handed the lead to Tim Shaffer who kept the Parsons #6 in front until lap 18 when Sammy Swindell swept past. Kinser tracked down Swindell and made the winning move high in turn two on lap 29. ...The race climaxed at the midway point when Shaffer was leading but Swindell, McMahan, Kinser, and Tim Kaeding were battling in hot pursuit. ...Brent Kaeding was the 'hard charger' of the race with a run from 23rd to seventh. (Read the summary)

Steve Kinser involved in scary IROC crash at Daytona - By Bobby Gerould - February 17, 2006 - 4:11PM Pacific. -- Frank Kimmell 'bump drafted' Steve Kinser into Max Papis setting off a nasty chain reaction crash during the opening race in the International Race of Champions (IROC) series Friday night at Daytona International Speedway. Kinser's IROC racer pounded the wall of the two and a half mile superspeedway, and then flipped upside down skidding for a considerable distance. After a delay in extracting the sprint car champion from his damaged #11, Kinser walked to the ambulance under his own power. Kinser was running fourth with three laps remaining.

WoO Manzy postponed feature to Steve Kinser - October 11, 2005 - Phoenix, AZ. By Chris Dolack, WoO Sprint Series Public Relations Director - For the ninth time in his career, Steve Kinser raced to Victory Lane at Manzanita Speedway on Tuesday night when he captured the Cactus Classic finale, which was delayed by rain in March. When a wing valve failed pole-sitter Craig Dollansky, Kinser grabbed the lead on a restart with nine laps down as Donny Schatz slid into second two corners later. Kinser and Schatz would duel each other over the final 20 laps, even splitting a lapped car running through the middle of the high-speed half-mile oval at one point, before Kinser gained momentum on the bottom and rolled to the checkered flag in the Quaker State Maxim for a series-high 20th time this season in a main event. He also has six preliminary feature wins. Schatz continued his streak as the hottest driver on tour as he held on to finish second in the ParkerStore J&J. Despite his malfunctioning top wing, Dollansky kept the VMAC/Karavan J&J in third with Danny Lasoski in the Bass Pro Shops Eagle and Shane Stewart in the Snap-On Maxim rounding out the top five. Randy Hannagan scored another strong run with the Outlaws, driving the Terry Hannagan Racing Maxim to sixth with Daryn Pittman in the Titan Garages & Carports Maxim, Jason Meyers in the Elite Landscaping Maxim, Joey Saldana in the Volcano Joe’s/Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Maxim and Brandon Wimmer in the Astro Titanium Maxim rounding out the top 10. (Read it here)

Kinser regains RRS points lead with another big win - By Bobby Gerould - 09/17/05 - Eagle, NE. ...Steve Kinser won the 1/3-mile Nationals at Eagle Raceway Saturday night. The Racer's Racing Series points earning event was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws. Kinser's win over Daryn Pittman, and Joey Saldana, vaulted him back into the point standings lead of the RRS, surpassing Josh Wise. It was Kinser's sixth RRS win of 2005, which leads all drivers. Jason Meyers, and Brooke Tatnell completed the top five finishers in in the 40-lap Eagle feature. (Read Chris Dolack's story here)

Kinser opens 1/3-mile Nationals with WoO prelim win - HD Staff - Eagle, NE. 09/16/05 - The annual 1/3-mile Nationals at Eagle Raceway opened Friday night with World of Outlaws legend Steve Kinser knocking off a stellar field of race teams to win the preliminary feature event. Read Chris Dolack's story here.

Steve Kinser cooks up another Gold Cup win, his 12th - By Bobby Gerould - Chico, CA. 09/10/05 - ...One dozen Gold Cups. That is the space required on the Steve Kinser trophy mantle after his Saturday night victory in the 40-lap Gold Cup Race of Champions. Driving his own Maxim #11, Kinser rallied from an early deficit to out gun Craig Dollansky, and Tim Shaffer in a entertaining night of racing on the high-banked quarter-mile oval. With lightning strikes in the distance off turn one, 24 cars took the green flag in the $25,000 to-win, RRS points earning event. Kinser led the first set of corners, but Dollansky leaned hard on the cushion to overtake the 'King of the Outlaws' in turns three and four. The racing intensified during the middle stages as Kinser re-passed Dollansky in turn one with a top-groove drive by. Shaffer was never too far out of the picture, dicing with Dollansky for second the remainder of the race. Ultimately, Shaffer chased down Dollansky to score a second place finish. Donny Schatz was fourth at the checkered flag followed by Joey Saldana, Jason Solwold, Jason Meyers, Jac Haudenschild, Paul McMahan, and Brooke Tatnell.

Steve Kinser is night two Gold Cup prelim winner - By Bobby Gerould - Chico, CA. 09/09/05 - Silver Dollar Speedway 'rubbered-up' Friday night, and Steve Kinser knew exactly how to handle it. The Bloomington Indiana driver started on the pole and ran away with a 30-lap preliminary feature win on the 1/4-mile high banked dirt oval. Daryn Pittman, Jason Solwold, Jac Haudenschild, and Danny Lasoski were next in line on the wind-blown track. Joey Saldana finished sixth. ...44 cars timed in on night two of the Gold Cup Race of Champions. Robert Ballou, Pittman, Solwold, and Kyle Hirst were heat winners. Brandon Wimmer bent his roll cage in a wild qualifying flip. The 19 year-old from Fairmount, Indiana brought out a backup car, and transferred through the B-Main to make the feature. ...Kinser paced time-trials with a 11.361 clocking.

Steve Kinser takes RRS points lead with win at Princeton National - Princeton, MN — July 30, 2005 — By Bob Jones, - Steve Kinser continued his dominance of the World of Outlaws Sprint Series by taking home the Polydome Princeton National title along with the $12,000 paycheck. The victory was No. 16 for the King of the Outlaws this season. As the green flag waved for the start of the feature, Brooke Tatnell got the jump on Jac Haudenschild and pulled out to a quick lead with Craig Dollansky and Kinser in tow. The leaders hit lapped traffic on the sixth circuit and fought through the lapped cars on the high side of Princeton’s high-banked quarter-mile oval. Kinser worked past Dollansky on the Lap 23 to take over second place and set his sights on Tatnell, the preliminary feature winner on Friday night. Kinser’s Quaker State Maxim took the lead from Tatnell with a slide job on Lap 27 and never looked back. “We were running second there and the traffic was pretty thick. You never know if running second is an advantage or not,” Kinser said. “There have been a lot of times I’ve been leading races and gotten passed so it works both ways. It is just a part of racing. A lot of times when you have tracks like we had tonight, everybody gets heat in their tires and gets to running in the same groove and I won’t even try to pass them because it will just mess me up. You get into an open run and the cars can get to be real even so when you have a chance you take it. I had a chance to get Brooke and I took it. You just need to keep yourself in a position to take advantage when the time comes.” (Read it all)

Kinser owns Hartford, Michigan outlaws stop - HD Staff - July 27, 2005 - Hartford, MI. ...Reigning World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser of Bloomington, Indiana stomped the compeition Wednesday night at I-96 Speedway. Kinser won the 35-lap $10,000 to-win feature over second place Jac Haudenschild, and third place Jason Meyers. Kraig Kinser, and Craig Dollansky filled out the top-five. (A-Main Summary)

Kinser again at Kings Royal - HD Staff - Rossburg, OH. - July 16, 2005 - For the sixth time in his incomparable career, Steve Kinser won the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway. Saturday night's $50,000 win came after Kinser passed Joey Saldana on lap 31 of 40. Kinser's victory made him the first driver to win three Racers Racing Series events in 2005. Saldana - the 2002 Kings Royal champion, led the opening 30 laps on the high-banked 1/2-mile dirt oval. He finished as runner-up. Danny Lasoski, Jac Haudenschild, and Tim Shaffer completed the top-five. Kraig Kinser, Chad Kemenah, Daryn Pittman, Terry McCarl, and Jason Solwold were next in line. The final five drivers to score Racer's Racing Series points were the 11th through 15th place finishing; Jason Meyers, Tim Kaeding, Donny Schatz, Randy Hannagan, and Mark Smith.

Steve Kinser Captures the World of Outlaws Sprint Series Commonwealth Clash Sarver, PA — May 21, 2005 — By Chris Dolack, World of Outlaws Senior Writer ...Some things keep improving with age. After 26 years of World of Outlaws Sprint Series racing at Lernerville Speedway, Steve Kinser won a main event for 15th time when he led the final 26 laps Saturday night to capture the Commonwealth Clash. The victory is his seventh this season, the 520th of his career, and increases his advantage in the standings to 174 points as he takes aim this season at a remarkable 20th World of Outlaws series championship. (More)

Steve Kinser knows Knoxville - HD Staff - Knoxville, IA. - 04/30/05 - Reigning World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser was too tough at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. The "King of the Outlaws" picked up $12,000 for his 25 lap A-Main victory while extending his 2005 points lead. Danny Lasoski finished second, and Sammy Swindell was third. Terry McCarl and Brian Paulus were fourth and fifth. California's Tim Kaeding was sixth. (More)

Steve Kinser Rolls At Tri-State Speedway for Fourth World of Outlaws Sprint Series Victory in '05 Haubstadt, IN - April 16, 2005 - By Chris Dolack, World of Outlaws Senior Writer ...The A-main is the highlight of any World of Outlaws Sprint Series race night, but on a short track the qualifying sessions always prove to be the most crucial. Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., was no different. Mean 15 racer Steve Kinser posted the sixth-fastest time of the night and won the second Dash to start the main event on the outside of the front row. In the feature when he got the jump off of Turn 4 as the green flag waved, pole-sitter Brooke Tatnell was left hoping lapped traffic on the high-banked, paper-clip quarter-mile oval would hold up Kinser. It didn't. Kinser worked the high groove and led all 40 laps to earn his fourth feature victory of the season, pick up his sixth World of Outlaws win at Tri-State Speedway, and capture the 517th victory of his storied career. Tatnell chased Kinser to the checkered flag for a runner-up finish. Behind him, Paul McMahan was strong all night in his David Helm-owned machine to wind up third, Tim Kaeding finished fourth after an impressive run from the 15th starting position, and Joey Saldana held on for fifth, earning his second top-five of the season. "You just want to try to get the lead, get up on top and go," said Kinser, who collected $10,000 for the win. "That's all I was trying to do." (Read it all)

Steve Kinser holds off Tim Kaeding, captures WoO feature at Eldora New Weston, OH - April 9, 2005 - By Chris Dolack, World of Outlaws Senior Writer ...Steve Kinser knows how to get around Eldora Speedway. Coming into the World of Outlaws main event Saturday night, Kinser had won 30 features in his career on the historic high-banked, half-mile track. At the checkered flag Kinser was in Victory Lane $12,000 wealthier for winning the 516th feature in his career. It also gave him sole possession of the series' points lead. But even though Kinser led all 30 laps to pick up his third victory of the season, Tim Kaeding made him earn it. After starting in the front row alongside Sammy Swindell, Kinser quickly jumped out front and built a lengthy advantage. Two early cautions bunched the field, but each time Kinser pulled away on the restart. In the middle of the pack, Kaeding slid up to the cushion inches off the wall and picked off cars until he was behind Kraig Kinser when second-place running Swindell's right rear tire blew apart in Turn 1 with eight laps complete. That moved Kraig Kinser up to second and Kaeding into third. On the restart, Steve Kinser powered back to the lead while Kraig Kinser and Kaeding waged a side-by-side duel for second. Finally on Lap 15, Kaeding was able to use his momentum on the high side of the track to slide in front of Kraig Kinser and make it stick. By the time Kaeding and his Dennis Roth-owned car cleared Kraig Kinser, Steve Kinser had built a 1.6-second lead. Kaeding sliced that sliced that advantage to less than half a second by Lap 25, but then Kinser cleared traffic and with no one in his way it was nearly impossible for Kaeding to catch him. After Steve Kinser and Kaeding, Kraig Kinser finished third, followed by Chad Kemenah, Brooke Tatnell and Craig Dollansky. "I ran pretty good all the way but they said Tim got to beating the top in Turns 1 and 2 and started gaining some time on us, but I got in a little bit of a conservative mode. Sometimes you get in it and somebody gets by you and it's hard to get back by them. You have to watch what you're doing. I was feeling some rubber. I didn't know whether to lean on the wall in 1 and 2, but I elected to stay out of it. There was a real soft spot going into Turn 1 and I just didn't want to mess with it so I stayed away from it." said Steve Kinser, 50, a 19-time series champion from Bloomington, Ind. ...For Kaeding, finishing second in only his third start at Eldora was a remarkable accomplishment. "Last year we came here for the first time with the All Stars during their Speed Week and ran second to Jac Haudenschild," said Kaeding, 26, a Rookie of the Year contender from San Jose, Calif. "I think that was the best thing I learned last year to was how to run this place. We ran behind him and it was just unbelievable how somebody could get so close to the wall and hit it a couple of times and keep going. I kept that in mind. We just rolled around there and we were good. To run Eldora for the third time ever in my life and be able to run second to Steve Kinser, that's just a feat within itself. That's like winning in my book. He's run here probably 300 times and I ran here three times. For us to do what we were able to do at Eldora is just great for our whole team." (Summary)

Steve Kinser outduels Tatnell for Pike County cash - HD Staff - 03/18/05 - Magnolia, MS. - The King of the Outlaws, Steve Kinser, was passed by Brooke Tatnell on lap 29 of 35 in the World of Outlaws A-Main Friday night at Pike County Speedway. Kinser responded with a HammerDown! charge and passed Tatnell back on lap 32. Steve then held off Brooke for the $10,000 triumph. Craig Dollansky, Tim Shaffer, and Donny Schatz were next in line at the finish. (Read more)

Kinser does homework, fast out of the box, in Florida RRS - HD Staff, 02/13/05 - Barberville, FL. ...Steve Kinser's #11 was the last car to qualify and he promptly set quick-time as the World of Outlaws closed-out their two-night stay at Volusia Speedway Park. At the end of the night, Steve stood in the winner's circle as the winner of the fourth points earning event in the Racers Racing Series. Craig Dollansky followed Kinser to the finish line and took over the RRS points lead from J.J. Yeley. Jason Meyers won the B-Main, and then raced from deep in the pack to finish third. Fred Rahmer represented the Pennsylvania Posse with a strong fourth place finish. Kraig Kinser was fifth, and Mark Kinser ran sixth in the Rick Wright #35. Danny Lasoski used a provisional, starting 25th, and drove to seventh at the checkered flag. Jason Solwold was eighth. Daryn Pittman, and Chad Kemenah completed the top ten. (RRS Points)

Kinser is first RRS Champion - 11/01/04 - Steve Kinser has some pizza and beer money coming. The Racer's Racing Series (RRS), a points system that was made up by will award Kinser with nearly $150 for his ten point win over Danny Lasoski. 52 A-Features comprised the schedule that could actually be traveled. An 'underground' following pitched in cash for the top four in points. Donny Schatz, and Jason Meyers earned third and fourth place money.

Steve Kinser Takes Tri-City World of Outlaws (October 9, 2004) Steve Kinser scored his 17th World of Outlaws A-feature win of the season Saturday night with a 30 lap flag to flag win at the Tri-City Speedway. (Summary and notes from Johnny Gibson)

Steve Kinser Ends Posse Streak at Grandview - By Richard Day - May 30, 2004. Bechtelsville, PA. ....World of Outlaws Sprint Series points leader Steve Kinser drove his #11 Quaker State Maxim past seven cars, including front row starter Joey Saldana, Sunday at Grandview Speedway for his seventh “A” Feature victory of the season. (More)

Lernerville RRS Points to Throne Holding King - HD Staff, Sarvey PA. 05/25/04 - Steve Kinser is the greatest sprint car driver of all time. A fact, not an opinion. Tuesday night at Lernerville Speedway, the reigning, and 18-time World of Outlaws Sprint Series champion reminded all why he is the "King". Kinser passed longtime rival Sammy Swindell on lap 22 en route to a 35 lap feature win. The race was a point earning event for's Racer's Racing Series. Swindell finished second, followed by Tim Shaffer, Craig Dollansky, and Danny Lasoski. (More)

Steve Kinser Wins WoO at Sedalia, MO. - Extends Points Lead - HD Staff - Sedalia, MO. 04/16/04 - ...Bloomington Indiana's Steve Kinser was an eight car-length winner tonight at State Fair Speedway. The Maxim shod Kinser inherited the lead on lap 22 when Craig Dollansky crashed with Jason Johnson who he was trying to put a lap down. Kinser held off the field the final three laps to earn the victory over Shane Stewart, Jason Meyers, Joey Saldana, and Kraig Kinser. Steve's win extended his points lead in both the World of Outlaws, and's Racers Racing Series. (more)

Steve Kinser Takes Eldora Prelim - A-Main Finish: 1) Steve Kinser 2) Danny Lasoski 3) Joey Saldana 4) Donny Schatz 5) Daryn Pittman 6) Mark Kinser 7) Jason Sides 8) Sammy Swindell 9) Chad Kemenah 10) Tyler Walker 11) Craig Dollansky 12) Jason Meyers 13) Dale Blaney 14) Kraig Kinser 15) Jac Haudenschild 16) Jonathan Allard 17) Erin Crocker 18) Paul McMahan 19) Bill Rose 20) Rob Chaney 21) Toni Lutar 22) Brooke Tatnell 23) Jimmy Stinson 24) Phil Gressman

Lap leaders: Tyler Walker 1-13, Steve Kinser 14-25

‘King of the Outlaws’ Wins #500 at Houston Raceway Park By Richard Day BAYTOWN, TX (March 27) – The wait is over. Steve Kinser, the undisputed king of sprint car racing, has won his 500th World of Outlaws Sprint Series “A” Feature. The defending and 18-time series champion drove his #11 Quaker State Maxim past pole-sitter Brooke Tatnell late in the 10th lap of the Fifth Annual Texas Shootout at Houston Raceway Park Saturday, and held off a furious last-lap charge by Donny Schatz to claim the milestone victory by half a car-length. “I’m just glad to get this one over with so we don’t have to hear about it any more,” Kinser said in victory lane. “Donny Schatz is one of those guys who gets better the longer the race goes on. I got to running the bottom of three and four pretty good through the middle of the race, but when I saw him beside me there, I really didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know if the top was any good, so I tried to stay low and block him, but I ended up missing the bottom. We were all pretty bottled up in traffic though. “I have to thank Scott Gerkin. He’s the best crew chief out there right now, and he and all the guys on my team do so much to give me a great racecar night-in and night-out. Scott builds all my motors, and for a bunch of country boys from Indiana, I guess we don’t do too badly. I want to thank my wife Dana and my kids Stevie, Kraig and Kurt. I wish Kurt could have been here tonight, but he’s busy wrestling and boxing and living his own life. “I’m just grateful to have a family that loves sprint car racing as much as I do. I always wanted to drive a racecar, but I figured I’d have to get a job and be lucky enough to race at home on the weekends. The World of Outlaws started just about the time that I did, and it seemed like back then I was one of the youngest guys in the pits. Now here I am one of the oldest, but winning races still means everything to me. I want to thank Quaker State for all they’ve done for me since I started my own race team (in 1995). They’ve been a big help in me being able to keep racing and winning. Maxim Chassis, Hoosier Tires, Jones Engineering, Sanders – they all give me the best equipment you can have. Most of all, I want to thank the fans. You’ve been great the whole time, and it’s been a pleasure being able to race for all of you.” (more)

Little-Known Facts About ‘The King of the Outlaws’ By Richard Day BAYTOWN, TX (March 28) – Steve Kinser claimed the 500th victory of his World of Outlaws Sprint Series career Saturday, holding off Donny Schatz by half a car-length in the Fifth Annual Texas Shootout at Houston Raceway Park. Here are some little-known facts concerning the incomparable career of “The King of the Outlaws.”

Fighting a Cold, Kinser wins Lone Star Prelim - HD Staff - 03/12/04 - Kilgore, TX. - Setting up a shot at his 500th World of Outlaws Sprint Series A-Main win, Steve Kinser led the closing three laps of the preliminary feature Friday night at Lone Star Speedway. Kinser passed Paul McMahan on lap 18 of 20 with a low move in turn four to win the hotly contested event. "I’ve had a terrible cold all week long", said Kinser. "It seems like every time I fly back and forth from out West I catch something, but the race car has been running good all year long, from the moment we took it out of the box. We just hope we can get (500th career A-feature win) out of the way." (More)

Steve Kinser Nabs 499th World of Outlaws A-Main - 03/05/04 - HD Staff - Las Vegas, NV. - Bloomington Indiana's Steve Kinser ran away with the $12,000 to-win A-Main Friday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. "The King" started on the pole, and withheld challenges by eventual runner-up Craig Dollansky. Donny Schatz was third, Danny Lasoski fourth, and Tim Shaffer completed the top five. “This feels real good", said Kinser. "I wish we wouldn’t have gotten knocked out of the race at Perris. I think we had that one well in hand until we got into a lapped car. This race car has been performing real well—I could get into (turn) one on the bottom, and get back up in front of the lapped cars. Scott Gerkin has been doing a tremendous job, and my brother Randy helps with the motors, and these Maxim cars have been working real well. When you have a team like this, it makes things a lot easier. Every time I go out on the race track, I’m afraid I’ll get outrun—that’s my biggest fear in life. I just hope we can get this next win and get it over with.”

Steve Kinser Prelim Master in Las Vegas - 03/04/04 ...HD Staff. ...Steve Kinser scooted by Brian Paulus on lap 24 of 25 to win the World of Outlaws preliminary feature Thursday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The race was also the first points race for the Racers Racing Series. (more)

Kinser Wins #498 Saturday at Manzanita Speedway - Phoenix, AZ. 02/21/04 ...Steve Kinser won $12,000 in topping the World of Outlaws Cactus Classic at Manzanita Speedway Saturday night. The feature win was the 498th of his incomparable career. Rocketing off the bottom of the corner, Kinser pulled away from fellow front row starter Tyler Walker at each restart to control the 30-lap race on the half-mile dirt. Walker held on for second followed Donny Schatz, Jason Sides, and Tim Shaffer. Sixth through tenth fell to Paul McMahan, Daryn Pittman, Brian Paulus, Kraig Kinser, and Danny Lasoski. (more)

Steve Kinser Shows Aussies Why He is King - By Richard Day GRANVILLE, NSW, AU (January 10) – Steve Kinser showed why he is considered the world’s best sprint car racer Friday at Parramatta City Raceway in the O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series’ ‘Down Under’ finale. “The King of the Outlaws” drove his #11 Quaker State Maxim to the 497th victory of his incomparable career to claim the $20,000 first prize. “This is a great win,” the jubilant Kinser said as he pumped his fist before the adoring sellout crowd. “After spending so much of this weekend searching for the right setup on this car, we dialed it in nicely tonight. My regular crew chief, Scott Gerkin, stayed home and it is tribute to these guys here that we came on strong when it counted.” Kinser won the First Heat Race, then earned the privilege of starting the main event outside the second row by finishing fourth in the Dash Race. The victory was Kinser’s eighth in an O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series season opener. (read more)

Kinser Clinches 18th Title as Outlaws Cancel Houston Race By Richard Day BAYTOWN, TX (October 25) – Steve Kinser clinched his 18th O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series championship Saturday when inclement weather forced series officials to cancel the $51,600 event at Houston Raceway Park. The defending series champion opened a 153-point advantage over Danny Lasoski Friday by winning the “A” Feature at Lone Star Speedway. Lasoski, who won the 2001 series championship, cannot catch “The King of the Outlaws” in the point standings in the season finale at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway event even if he wins both feature races and Kinser receives show-up points.

Kinser Wins With Last-Lap Pass at Lone Star Speedway By Richard Day KILGORE, TX (October 24) – Steve Kinser pulled of a last-lap pass of pole-sitter Donny Schatz Friday on his way to winning the O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series “A” Feature before the largest crowd in the history of Lone Star Speedway. “The King of the Outlaws” steered his #11 Quaker State Maxim into the low groove in the first corner and slid in front of Schatz in turn two early in the 30th lap, then beat the 1997 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year under the checkered flag by three car-lengths. (more)

Kinser's Incredible Year Gets Better, "King" Takes National Open - HD Staff, October 4, 2003 - Mechanicsburg, PA. - The greatest sprint car driver of all time displayed his skills once more for the Willams Grove Speedway fans Saturday night. Steve Kinser, of Bloomington, IN., a 17-time World of Outlaws champion, won the coveted Williams Grove National Open to add to big wins at the Gold Cup and The Kings Royal. Kinser drove his own, Quaker State Maxim #11 tuned by Scott Gerkin. The top five finishers were Kinser, Lance DeWease, Danny Lasoski, Donny Schatz, and B-Main winner, Mark Kinser. (summary)

Steve Kinser Dominates Talladega Short Track - HD Staff and Richard Day - Talladega, AL. 09/28/03 - ...After a lengthy rain delay, Steve Kinser started from the pole and won the World of Outlaws feature event early Sunday morning at the Talladega Short Track. Tim Shaffer and Paul McMahan battled for runner-up honors with Shaffer getting the nod. Rounding out the top five were Donny Schatz, and Daryn Pittman. Kinser finished second in his heat, the only "blemish" on an otherwise perfect night. The "King of the Outlaws" had quick-time, and also won the Dash. “When you get to traffic and everybody has heat in their tires, it gets to be where everyone’s almost the same speed, and I figured someone would be coming,” Kinser said following the 494th main event victory of his career. “You have to have experience, but you have to have a good car too, and we had a good car all night. (Crew chief) Scott (Gerkin) has done an outstanding job with this race team all year long. We proved at Calistoga that the points can go away pretty quickly, so we just have to keep plugging along to then end and hope it all comes out right.” (Results)

Steve Kinser Ranked #1 in Fall National Sprint Car Poll - By Tom Schmeh, KNOXVILLE, IOWA (September 26, 2003) - The top two drivers in the O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Outlaws (WoO) points, Steve Kinser and Danny Lasoski, continue to be ranked one-two in the National 410 Sprint Car Poll, respectively. Bloomington, Indiana’s Kinser, winner of this month’s 50th annual Chico (Calif.) Gold Cup Race of Champions, claimed 23 of 27 first place votes cast by the select panel of winged 410-cubic-inch sprint car racing’s manufacturers, media members, sanctioning officials and promoters. Higginsville, Missouri’s Lasoski, winner of last month’s 43rd annual Knoxville Nationals, gathered the other four first place markers. Both drivers will compete in the 41st annual Williams Grove National Open in Mechanicsburg (Penna.), October 3-4. (read it all)

...Steve Kinser's 11th Gold Cup win was classic Kinser. The focused one drove a beautiful race, hitting the moisture on the low groove in turn four with precision. While Joey Saldana was leading and running the top in three and four, Kinser chased him down like a cop after a criminal. Steve is now only eight A-Main wins away from 500 in his World of Outlaws driving career.

Steve Kinser Claims Back to Back Gold Cups, Runs Total to Eleven - By Bobby Gerould - 09/06/03 - Chico, CA. ...Sometimes watching greatness in action seems rather pedestrian. The person, or team displaying their championship form makes it look so easy that fans look past the history they are witnessing and dismiss it as "ho-hum". Well, ho-hum, Steve Kinser won another Gold Cup Saturday night at Silver Dollar Speedway. The 50th annual race with a $20,000 top prize fell to the Bloomington Indiana driver for a remarkable 11th time. Kinser started outside front row on the 24-car grid for the 40-lap event on the 1/4 mile clay oval.

Polesitter Joey Saldana took the lead at the start with Kinser closely pursuing on the bottom of the track. As Saldana worked a thinning cushion in turns three and four, Kinser gained speed on the bottom of the track. The winning pass took place on the bottom in turn four on lap 11. Kinser later told infield announcer Troy Hennig, "I’d pretty much made my mind up that I was going to run the bottom. I knew I wouldn’t get by Joey (Saldana) off the top on the start, but my biggest concern was beating Danny (Lasoski) to the bottom in turn 1, and then from there I just kind of paced myself and waited to see what would happen to the high side of the track. I never did really get up on the top until right at the end there, and I don’t know what I was doing messing around up there, but I was really handling on the bottom in three and four". (more)

‘King of the Outlaws’ Increases Points Lead at Cottage Grove By Richard Day COTTAGE GROVE, OR (August 26) – Steve Kinser exchanged first place with Joey Saldana twice on his way to increasing his O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series point standings lead with a victory at Cottage Grove Speedway Tuesday. "The King of the Outlaws" increased his advantage over 2001 series champion Danny Lasoski to 46 points with his 19th "A" Feature victory of the year. Kinser, who started on the pole, drove his #11 Quaker State Maxim to victory for the third time in 10 starts at Cottage Grove’s semi-banked, ¼-mile oval. (read it all)

Steve Kinser Takes his Fifth Kings Royal - HD Staff, 07/19/03, Rossburg, OH. ...Bloomington Indiana driver, Steve Kinser, at age 48, won his fifth Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway Saturday night. The $50,000 - to-win feature race is annually one of the biggest races for the World of Outlaws. (read more and see complete results here)

Kinser Returns to Victory Lane at Cedar Lake By Richard Day SOMERSET, WI (July 7) – It’s next to impossible to keep a living legend down. Steve Kinser, who 48 hours earlier lost eight positions in the final lap as a shredded right rear tire slowed is progress, passed Donny Schatz late in the 27th lap on his way to winning Monday’s O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series "A" Feature at Cedar Lake Speedway. "The King of the Outlaws" exchanged second place with his son, Kraig, midway through the race, then tracked down Schatz to claim his 14th main event victory of the series’ 25th Anniversary Season. "I got to watching Kraig there at the beginning, and kind of forgot about racing myself," Kinser admitted. "I was working the bottom, and it started to go away so I went to the top, and it just got super fast up there, and I was able to catch up to Donny pretty quick. I was actually surprised that he got off the top when he did. "I’m really proud of the way Kraig’s been running. I was kind of hoping he’d get his first win of the year tonight, but he’s done a great job out here. He’s only run parts of a couple of years, and we just got him graduated from high school. I didn’t get started racing until I was 20, so he’s got a couple of more years to practice yet. (Crew chief) Scott (Gerkin) has been doing a great job this year, and (brother) Randy (Kinser) has done great with Kraig’s car, so I think right now we’ve got two pretty good race teams out here." (read it all)

‘King of the Outlaws’ Takes Eagle Nationals Preliminary By Richard Day EAGLE, NE (June 27) – Steve Kinser took a big step toward defending his Eagle Nationals championship when the O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series opened the 20th annual event Friday at Husker Auto Group Eagle Raceway. “The King of the Outlaws,” who entered the weekend with eight Eagle Nationals championships on his incomparable resume, passed Jason Meyers for the lead early in the fifth lap and cruised to his fourth Preliminary Feature victory of the year. A severe thunderstorm hit the high-banked, 1/3-mile oval as the checkered flag fell. (read it all)

‘The King’ Gets Back on Track at Huset’s Speedway By Richard Day BRANDON, SD (June 18) – Steve Kinser dismissed the disappointment of losing the lead in the Duel in the Dakotas main event Wednesday by winning the O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series "A" Feature at Huset’s Speedway. (read it all)

‘King of the Outlaws’ Dominates Duel in the Dakotas Opener By Richard Day, WEST FARGO, ND (June 12) – Steve Kinser knows it takes a maximum effort in every race to win O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series triple-program event. "The King of the Outlaws" won every race he entered – the Second Heat Race, the First Dash Race and the 25-lap Preliminary Feature – Thursday as the series opened the Sixth Annual Duel in the Dakotas at Red River Valley Speedway. "We had a fast car all night," said Kinser, who has won eight main events at Red River Valley Speedway. "The track was pretty soft and we got to bouncing around pretty much the whole feature. But as much rain as they had here, it’s a wonder we get to race at all. "The (qualifying points) system doesn’t really change our strategy much, because as fast as everyone out here is you pretty much have to run hard all night long all the time, whether it’s a heat race, a dash, or a feature. The only thing that happens with these three-day shows is if you get off to a bad start it can put you behind for the whole weekend." (read it all)

‘King of the Outlaws’ Wins Again at Eldora Speedway By Richard Day ROSSBURG, OH (May 31) – Steve Kinser’s #11 Quaker State Maxim has crossed the finish line first in both O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series main events at Eldora Speedway this year. His car violated the series weight rule the first time, so his crew made sure his victory wasn’t in vain Saturday at “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile.” “The King of the Outlaws” passed O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series points leader Danny Lasoski early in the 17th lap en route to his ninth victory of the season – his second in three days. “We were disqualified the last time we were here, so we added way too much weight tonight and got it too heavy,” Kinser said. “We kind of got going a little better there toward the end, but I think we were blowing a motor the last lap or so. We’ve had a good car all year long. This place was just flat out fast all the way around tonight, and it gets pretty tough on you … especially when you’re in the shape I’m in.” (read it all)

‘The King’ Wins Eighth Main Event at Rolling Wheels By Richard Day ELBRIDGE, NY (May 28) – When Steve Kinser led the final 15 laps to win Wednesday’s O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series "A" Feature, it was his eighth victory of the series’ 25th Anniversary Season and the eighth of his career at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. The defending and 17-time series champion passed pole-sitter Paul McMahan early in the 11th lap and beat Donny Schatz under the checkered flag by a straightaway for the 479th main event victory of his career. The $10,000 victory pushed "The King of the Outlaws" to within 41 points of leader Danny Lasoski in the standings. "Once I got a little heat in the tires, I started to be able to move around a little bit and get going on the top or on the bottom," said Kinser, who had been winless at Rolling Wheels since 1995. "I was getting a pretty good run off the bottom of turn four, and I was able to get along side Paul and slide up in front of him. We struggled the last few times we were here, so it’s nice to run a little better. We ran pretty good in the heat, then made some changes for the dash, but we went back to what we had in the heat for the main."

‘The King’ Wins Second Straight Feature at Grandview By Richard Day BECHTELSVILLE, PA (May 18) – Steve Kinser closed to within 41 points of first place in the O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series point standings Sunday when the series returned to Grandview Speedway for the first time in 6 ½ years for a Thunder on the Hill event. The defending and 17-time series champion led all 35 laps to claim his seventh "A" Feature victory of the season and his second in succession. "The King of the Outlaws" also won the main event at Delaware International Speedway Tuesday. (read it all)

The King Reigns in National Sprint Car Poll - By Tom Schmeh - KNOXVILLE, IOWA (April 17, 2003) - Defending National 410 Sprint Car Poll “Driver of the Year” Steve Kinser of Bloomington, Indiana, has retained his number one ranking in the country, according to the spring edition of the seasonal poll. Kinser claimed 23 of 28 first place votes cast by the select panel of sprint car racing’s manufacturers, media members, sanctioning officials and promoters. Kinser wheels his own Quaker State-sponsored Maxim sprint car in the O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Outlaws (WoO) Series and has seven wins to his credit already in the 2003 racing season. (read it all)

Steve Kinser Dominates Sedalia Main Event By Richard Day SEDALIA, MO (April 11) – Steve Kinser continued to prove he’s an ageless champion Friday at Sedalia’s State Fair Speedway, leading all 25 laps to win the O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series “A” Feature. The $10,000 victory, Kinser’s fourth of the season, pushed him to within six points of leader Danny Lasoski in the standings. “The Dude,” who won the series championship in 2001, was a straightaway behind when “The King of the Outlaws” took the checkered flag. “I didn’t really know where Danny was, but I knew I really didn’t want to get down off the cushion,” Kinser said. “This track is so much about momentum, and the cushion was really just a big curb up there. You really had to just wait on it and be careful where you pick up the throttle. This is a new car we just put together. We figured it was time to put the old one up and try this one out.” (read it all)

‘The King’ Wins United States Air Force Showdown Preliminary By Richard Day FORT WORTH, TX (March 28) – Everyone in the near-capacity crowd at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track Friday expected a battle between Danny Lasoski and Steve Kinser. Considering they rank 1-2 in the O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series point standings, have won two of the last three series championships and three of the first five main events at the 4/10-mile oval, why wouldn’t they? Kinser passed Lasoski early in the opening lap and led throughout as he won the Preliminary Feature as the O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series opened the United States Air Force Showdown. The $5,000 victory pushed “The King of the Outlaws” to within four points of Lasoski in the standings. (read it all)

‘King of the Outlaws’ Dominates Texas Shootout By Richard Day BAYTOWN, TX (March 22) – Steve Kinser came within .009 seconds of recording the second clean sweep in O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series history Saturday at Houston Raceway Park. “The King of the Outlaws” dominated the Fourth Annual Texas Shootout, winning every race he entered. The defending the 17-time O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series champion passed five cars to win the Second Heat Race, three more in the First Dash Race to claim the pole in the “A” Feature and held off Craig Dollansky throughout all 30 laps for his second victory of the season. (read it all)

‘The King’ Extends Hollywood Hills Winning Streak By Richard Day SAN FELIPE PUEBLO, NM (March 9) – Steve Kinser was beaming after the O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series "A" Feature at Hollywood Hills Speedway Sunday. "The King of the Outlaws" extended his winning streak to six at the facility, but he was even more proud of his son finishing in third place. "Getting a good starting spot means a lot here, especially when we start so early and the track gets some rubber down," said Kinser, who closed to within 16 points of first place in the standings. "We had a little softer tire on that I really wanted, and I just tried to keep the tires on the car. I wasn’t really going to get on the throttle until I saw someone outside of me there. I saw Craig (Dollansky) there in turn one, and I figured it was just a matter of time with how slow I was running. But even when he got in beside me, I didn’t think there was any way he could keep it up there or get by me without getting into me. "I’m just glad my son Craig ran third. It’s his first weekend out this year and he did a really good job." (read the whole story)

...Of Steve Kinser's 471 World of Outlaws, A-Main wins in his career, none have come at Perris Auto Speedway. Kinser did not race in the Florida All-Star show (he never does), but he did practice at Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix, Arizona on his way to the Golden State.

Best of 2002: The Gold Cup - Steve Kinser won his 10th Gold Cup in a intense race with California's Tim Kaeding, a favorite of the Chico fans. The 40-lapper was an epic battle between the master, Kinser and the upstart, Kaeding gunning for his biggest win ever. They swapped the lead, and raced hard through traffic on the high-banked, fenceless Silver Dollar Speedway clay. After the race, Kaeding did donuts that rivaled the best we've ever seen. Said Kinser, "Tim will win this race many times if he sticks with it". ...The Friday night Bikini contest adds to the 'show'. The Gold Cup is not just a race, it is an event. Held each September in Chico, California, the Gold Cup Race of Champions is a must for any sprint car fan.

Best of 2002: Classy move by King Kinser - Steve Kinser just finished notching his 10th Gold Cup but instead of going nuttso himself with a huge front chute celebration, he walked up the track to hug Tim Kaeding, the young charger that pushed Kinser all weekend.

Best of 2002: Scott Gerkin - Steve Kinser's crew chief is a worker that is respected by just about everyone in the pits. He is more than a crew chief too. He is also a team manager. His #11 is always prepared and seldom falls out of a race. While you can hear horror stories from the kids that work with some crew chiefs, you never hear a bad word from someone who has worked with Scott. He is steady, consistent, and smart. If someone else is fast, he's at their car observing. He understands his role with Steve Kinser on the team that won the Knoxville Nationals, the Gold Cup, and the World of Outlaws title.

Kinser Sweeps Hollywood Hills, Clinches Title By Richard Day SAN FELIPE PUEBLO, NM (November 3) – Even if he had written a script for Sunday’s race at Hollywood Hills Speedway, Steve Kinser couldn’t have been happier with the result or its significance. "The King of the Outlaws" led all 35 laps in the main event to win his fourth straight feature at the new facility and, in the process, clinched his 17th Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series championship. "It feels really good to win the championship again," Kinser said. "We want to go ahead and finish this season and hope everything works out well. I’d like to win another main event before the end of the year to get to an even 20." Kinser’s 19th "A" Feature victory of the year was worth $12,000, increasing his record purse earnings total to $562,385. (read it all)

Steve Kinser Wins 49th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions; His 10th Gold Cup Title - By Bill Sullivan - 09/07/02 CHICO, CA. ... - It was a classic showdown to conclude the Pennzoil World of Outlaws California swing with the King of the Outlaws Steve Kinser battling wheel to wheel with local favorite Tim Kaeding, the 2002 King of California Golden State Challenge champion from San Jose. When the checkered flag fell it was the veteran Indiana driver returning to victory lane on the 10th anniversary of his last win here back in 1992. Before celebrating in victory lane, Kinser climbed from his car and walked down the front stretch to embrace 24-year-old Kaeding who finished an impressive second place with the most impressive performance of his young racing career. "I told him he drove a great race tonight," said Kinser. "He's definitely going to be winning some of these Gold Cups if he sticks around and keeps racing these deals." (read more)

Steve Kinser Has 'Better Attitude' Toward Chico - By Bobby Gerould, 09/05/02 - Chico, CA. ...Nobody has won more Gold Cups than Steve Kinser, yet the 9-time winner hasn't found Chico's Gold Cup winners circle since 1992. Taking a large step toward regaining his touch on the Silver Dollar quarter-mile, Kinser easily won Thursday night's preliminary in the 49th annual Gold Cup race of Champions. With the field divided in half, on the two respective prelim nights, Kinser outlasted Brad Furr, and defending Gold Cup champion, Mark Kinser to win the 30-lap contest on the slippery Silver Dollar Speedway. Steve Kinser, told Chico announcer, Troy Hennig in the post race interview, "I told Dana (his wife) I was going to come into Chico with a better attitude, we haven’t won this thing in a while, and if we do, we’ll be really happy.” (Read more, see summary)

Steve Kinser Yakima WoO Winner - HD Staff 08/24/02, Yakima, WA. ... Put the 'King of the Outlaws' on the pole, and the result is predictable. Kinser led all 40 laps of the World of Outlaws feature at Central State Fair Speedway, Saturday night. His Quaker State Maxim, riding on Hoosier tires was impeccably tuned by Scott Gerkin. Said Steve, “ We’ve just been having a great year—my guys on the road do a fine job giving me a great racecar. We made some changes right before the (O'Reilly Auto Parts) Dash, and we pretty much nailed it. My car was great top or bottom, and it seemed like no matter where we caught the lapped cars, we could get by them. The only real problem we had was after that red—the tire sealed up a little bit on us, and we weren’t quite able to get up as good as we were before, but that’s what happens when you run a long green like that, then let the tires cool off. When the car is as good as mine was tonight, you don’t really get tired—it’s when you have an ill-handling car and you’re struggling around back in 12th or 13th just trying to hang onto it that wears you out.” (Summary)

Steve Kinser Holds off Saldana at MetraPark By Richard Day BILLINGS, MT (August 13) – Steve Kinser has received more awards than any driver in the history of sprint car racing, but he’s never been one to rest on them. "The King of the Outlaws" recorded the third Knoxville Nationals-MetraPark Raceway double in four years Tuesday when he led all 30 laps in the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Wild, Wild Northwest Tour opener at Billings’ semi-banked, ½-mile oval. Mark Kinser followed his 1999 and 2000 Knoxville Nationals championships with victories at MetraPark. "We had a great car tonight," the series points leader said. "I was catching traffic at the right spots, where I could just kind of coast into the corner and get by them when they were getting loose getting off (the corner). I was a little loose on the front stretch – kind of bouncing around there for a little bit – but, all in all, it was a pretty good night." (read the whole deal)

Steve Kinser Makes it a Dozen - By Richard Day KNOXVILLE, IA (August 10) – Tyler Walker performs his cartwheel-back flip-round offs and P.J. Chesson celebrates victories by turning doughnuts and climbing the fence on the front straightaway. Steve Kinser showed more emotion than he had in his previous 463 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series victories Saturday, standing on the top wing of his #11 Quaker State Maxim and waving the checkered flag after winning the 42nd Annual Mopar Parts Knoxville Nationals. “The King of the Outlaws” led all 30 laps from outside the front row at Knoxville Raceway to win his 12th Mopar Parts Knoxville Nationals championship, his first since passing 13 cars on his way to winning the title in 1995. “I can’t climb the fence and I don’t know if it would hold me anyway,” Kinser said jokingly. Speed Channel taped all the action for an October 24th telecast scheduled to start at 11 p.m. Eastern Time. (read the whole story)

‘The King’ Wins Night Before The Big One Race By Richard Day ROSSBURG, OH (August 2) – Steve Kinser battled young Brad Furr for the lead when he won the 25th Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series “A” Feature of his career at Eldora Speedway two months ago. Kinser passed old nemesis Sammy Swindell for first place Friday on his way to winning the Night Before The Historical Big One race at “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile.” “With this bunch of guys, there’s going to be someone fast every night,” Kinser said. “It doesn’t matter if it’s Sammy or who it is, there are some really fast race cars out here. I don’t think I’ll be climbing any fences tonight (like P.J. Chesson) – I could barely get out of the car. We’re rolling around this track pretty good right now, so we’ll just have to see what happens tomorrow night. We changed chassis a couple of races ago – this is only our second night on this one – but it seems to work really well. I’d trade tonight for tomorrow night!” (read the whole deal)

Summer 2002: Does Steve Kinser own Oklahoma City? The King's win in the Bud Carson Memorial was his second straight at the half-mile, and one of 460 career A-Main wins on the World's toughest sprint car circuit.

King of the Outlaws’ Regains Points Lead at Huset’s By Richard Day BRANDON, SD (July 2) – Steve Kinser entered Tuesday’s Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series event tied with Danny Lasoski atop the point standings. "The King of the Outlaws" steered clear of a spinning lapped car midway through the "A" Feature on his way to winning the race and regaining sole possession of the points lead before a record crowd at Huset’s Speedway. (Read the whole deal)

Kinser Wins Eagle Nationals, Regains Points Lead By Richard Day EAGLE, NE (June 22) - Steve Kinser regained the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series points lead Saturday when he won the 19th Annual Eagle Nationals before the largest crowd in the history of Eagle Raceway. "The King of the Outlaws" was the third different leader in the 40-lap main event that featured four lead changes. He passed first preliminary feature winner Craig Dollansky high in the fourth corner late in the 17th lap on his way to claiming the $20,000 first prize. "We've been running pretty good all year long, but we've fallen out of too many races," Kinser said after winning his seventh Eagle Nationals championship. "I'm surprised we've hung in there as close as we have. Scott Gerkin has had this car running great, especially in the features. We may struggle sometimes in qualifying and the heats, but come feature time we're usually ready for anything. I about hit the wall running the top in the (O'Reilly Auto Parts) dash, so that was something we had to think about in the feature." (read the whole deal)

May 2002: Maybe the reason Steve Kinser is Steve Kinser is because his mind "processes" at a very high rate. Listening to Steve after a win, he will recall specific moments in the race that were critical to his victory. Every move looks instinctual on the track, but the King is clearly thinking his way to the winners circle. With his adrenaline flowing, Kinser is a privilege to interview. Check out his recent post race quotes after his last lap win at Williams Grove this week. ...

"...Any time you see a last-lap pass it makes it a good race. The rubber started getting down on the bottom in (turns) one and two, and I don't think anyone really expected that. I knew if I could get a run on him (Tyler Walker) getting into turn one, maybe I could kind of run him up the track and maybe get him out of the rubber. I started out up on the top, but then I saw Danny (Lasoski) get a nose up beside me on the bottom, so I moved down there and it felt better low. "I saw Donny Kreitz run good on the bottom in the 'B' Feature, but he runs the bottom everywhere. I was trying to keep track of my tire, and with about five to go I figured I was going to run in the top four. So I decided to try to get up there and give it a shot. I kept hoping Tyler would maybe get impatient with those lapped cars and try to run up in the middle, but he didn't do that. I just had to try to run him down and see what happened. It's always fun to win a race, and as long as I can stay competitive, I'm going to keep doing it."

'The King' Caps Special Day With Victory at Eldora By Richard Day ROSSBURG, OH (June 1) - Saturday, two days before his 47th birthday, was a very special day for Steve Kinser. "The King of the Outlaws" saw his daughter graduate from high school and won the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series "A" Feature at Eldora Speedway while his son finished in 15th place. (read the whole deal)

Last Lap Win at the Grove for Steve Kinser - By Richard Day MECHANICSBURG, PA (May 16) - Steve Kinser loves racing at Williams Grove Speedway. He has enjoyed tremendous success at the legendary, half-mile oval, winning 23 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series main events there. "The King of the Outlaws" pulled off a dramatic, last-lap pass to win the feature race when the series opened what was scheduled to be a double-feature event at Williams Grove Thursday, driving his #11 Quaker State Maxim past Tyler Walker in the low groove between the first and second corners. Rain forced officials to cancel Friday's racing, making Thursday a single-program event. (summary)

'The King' Comes Back Strong at Tri-City Speedway By Richard Day GRANITE CITY, IL (May 11) - It's tough to keep a good man down, especially when he has such a strong desire to win and he's racing at a track where he has enjoyed tremendous success. Steve Kinser was down and out of Friday's race at State Fair Speedway before completing even a quarter of a lap. His crash with Danny Wood ended his streak of seven straight top-five finishes and cost him the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series points lead. (read the whole deal)

'The King' Extends Points Lead in Great Plains Shootout By Richard Day GREENWOOD, NE (May 4) - Steve Kinser, Danny Lasoski and Mark Kinser have taken turns leading the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series point standings this season. They finished 1-3 in an "A" Feature for the first time Saturday in the Dodge Great Plains Shootout finale at Nebraska Raceway Park. (read the whole deal)

Knoxville Season Opener, WoO Prelim Win for Steve Kinser - HD Staff - Knoxville, IA. 04/26/02 ...16-time World of Outlaws champion, Steve Kinser opened the 2002 racing season at the sprint car capitol of the world, with a convincing prelininary feature win. Driving the Maxim/Gerkin/Hoosier #11, Steve made his way to the front from a second row starting spot. The King held off Knoxville's winningest pilot, Danny Lasoski, in the 25-lapper. Showing signs of their predicted Knoxville strength, Jac Haudenschild finished third in the Guy Forbrook tuned #5. Tim Shaffer was fourth with Australia's Kerry Madsen fifth. Paul McMahan, Stevie Smith, Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman, and Knoxville Track Champ, Terry McCarl rounded out the top ten.

Kinser is Rolling! King Wins 3rd Consecutive WoO Race - HD Staff, San Felipe, NM. March 10, 2002 - Steve Kinser emerged as the the A-Main winner Sunday night at Hollywood Hills Speedway. The "King" of the Outlaws has now won three straight World of Outlaws races. (summary)

Steve Kinser Adds Hollywood Hills to Win List - HD Staff, San Felipe, NM - March 10, 2002 - 16-time World of Outlaws champion, Steve Kinser showed the fast way around the new Hollywood Hills Speedway, Sunday afternoon. Kinser, in his own Maxim #11, turned back the challenge of Jac Haudenschild to win the preliminary feature. (read the summary)

Steve Kinser King of Las Vegas - 03/02/02 - HD Staff - Las Vegas, NV. - ...Steve Kinser passed Sammy Swindell early in the 30 lap Silver State Shootout finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Saturday night, to capture his first World of Outlaws victory of the year. The sixteen-time WoO champion, now 46 years old, dominated the 15 mile run on the fast Las Vegas clay surface. Kinser's Maxim/Hoosier #11 finished in front of Joey Saldana, Mark Kinser, Stevie Smith, and Danny Lasoski. ...Check out the updates we were getting from Vegas fans, Mike Zieske, and Steve Gomez

Fall 2001: Steve Kinser has re-signed with Hoosier Tires. The King of the Outlaws says he plans on racing another couple years, and will do so with the purple colors of his homestate tire maker. Hoosier has been smart in all aspects in developing a tire that is now the preferred rubber of most WoO teams. Hiring former Kinser crewman, Todd Seitz to man the Hoosier truck at all WoO events was a stroke of genius. The well-liked Seitz maintains close relations with all his clients, while Goodyear chooses to provide different representatives in different regions. However, a good product, the signing of Steve Kinser in 2000, and the accessibility to Seitz and his traveling Hoosier truck are reasons that Hoosier Dirt Track Operations Chief, Neil Cowman is a bright guy.

Steve Kinser has been right there in the Pennzoil World of Outlaws standings all season, with as good a chance to win on a given night as anybody not named Mark Kinser. Much like Michael Jordan still playing hoops at age 39, Kinser, who is now 46 years old has no reason to stop racing. His 35 top-five finishes are second only to Mark's 37. His six A-Main wins are tied for second best in WoO with Andy Hillenburg, Donny Schatz, and Stevie Smith. Scott Gerkin turning wrenches for Steve Kinser means the car will seldom, if-ever, break. Gerkin is perennial threat to win Crew Chief of the Year honors, and is respected more by his peers than almost anyone traveling in the WoO family.

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