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‘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.

"They watered the top (of the race track), and I went out there and tried up there," Kinser said. "Then, I moved to the bottom and it felt pretty good down there. I saw someone outside of me later on, so I moved up to the middle, and then I didn’t feel them out there anymore, so I moved back down to the bottom. The track started to take some rubber down the back stretch and getting into the corner later in the race. There was still some moisture down there getting off the turns, so I just figured I’d stay down there and make someone pass me on the top or in the middle.

"Everything worked out good tonight. We got a good draw for the dash (the #0), and that makes a big difference out here with these guys. The Quaker State car has been running good all year long. We were leading a race and got a flat tire and had some other problems. Then we got disqualified at Eldora. But we’re still right there near the front, and there’s a lot of races left to go."

Kinser, the second-fastest qualifier, was .075 seconds off Tim Shaffer’s pace-setting lap around the high-banked, 1/3-mile oval. Shaffer, who lives in Aliquippa, PA, received $200 from Comdial Telephone Communications for setting quick time with the 95.004-M.P.H. lap. Kinser and Shaffer won the Dash Races for the privilege of starting the "A" Feature on the front row. Kinser drove his #11 Quaker State Maxim into the lead as the green flag fell in the main event. "The King of the Outlaws" had a 15-car-length advantage on Shaffer by the time they entered lapped traffic six laps into the race.

Tyler Walker, who started outside the fifth row, exchanged sixth place with Greg Hodnett twice during the ninth and 10th laps. Walker drove C&W Motorsports’ #35 Maxim into the high groove between turns three and four to pass Hodnett, only to have the 1993 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year regain the position deep in the second corner. Hodnett coasted into the infield three laps later, however, when the shock tower broke away from his front axle. Walker, the 2002 World of Outlaws Gumout Series champion, raced into fourth place during the race’s middle stages, passing Billy Pauch and Daryn Pittman. Fred Rahmer took the low line through the first two corners to pass Pittman for fifth place early in lap 19. Lasoski, who passed Shaffer for the runner-up spot early in the 12th lap, closed to within five car-lengths of Kinser in lapped traffic during lap 21. Walker took the high line around Shaffer in turn four for third place several seconds later.

Kinser, Lasoski, Walker and Shaffer raced nose-to-tail in dense lapped traffic throughout the 28th lap. Shaffer, the 1999 Rookie of the Year, claimed third place with a fourth-corner pass of Walker the next time around. "The King of the Outlaws" broke out of lapped traffic and steadily increased his advantage to eight car-lengths during the final six laps to claim the third victory of his career at Grandview Speedway.

Williams Grove National Open champion Lance Dewease and Mark Smith tangled in turn four as the checkered flag fell and were received credit for 18th and 22nd place, respectively. Shaffer finished third, ahead of Walker, Rahmer, Pittman, Joey Saldana, Pauch, Paul McMahan and 15th-starting Mark Kinser.

NASCAR Busch Series racer Kasey Kahne drove Karavan Racing’s #7 VMAC Maxim for the injured Craig Dollansky and finished in 13th place. Sammy Swindell, a two-time winner at Grandview, drove the #1 Ore-Cal/Beef Packers J&J past eight cars to finish 14th. The O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series will sanction the Charlotte Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway Friday and Saturday.

2003 O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville, PA Sunday May 18, Feature Program #20 Qualifying: 1. Tim Shaffer, Roth 83, 12.631; 2. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 12.706; 3. Jason Sides, Sides Motorsports 7S, 12.789; 4. Chad Layton, Wholesale Auto U1, 12.852; 5. Billy Pauch, Jenkins 55, 12.985; 6. Danny Lasoski, Stewart 20, 13.092; 7. Kasey Kahne, Karavan Racing 7, 13.101; 8. Sean Michael, Zemco 1Z, 13.124; 9. Greg Hodnett, Apple 12, 13.186; 10. Daryn Pittman, Sher-Don Motorsports 21, 13.209; 11. Dave Hahn, Hahn 2H, 13.220; 12. Jason Haganbuch, Hagenbuch 17H, 13.249; 13. Tyler Walker, C&W Motorsports 35, 13.253; 14. Joey Saldana, Saldana 17, 13.254; 15. Paul McMahan, Helm 11H, 13.262; 16. Lance Dewease, Hamilton 77, 13.275; 17. Mark Smith, Keen 53, 13.371; 18. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 13.396; 19. Fred Rahmer, Harz 88H, 13.454; 20. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 13.479; 21. Johnny Herrera, Wilburn 2W, 13.511; 22. Greg Coverdale, Gangemi 84, 13.653; 23. Kevin Drury, Drury 31D, 13.691; 24. Sammy Swindell, Roth 1, 13.704; 25. Pete Green, Green 4, 13.726; 26. Jac Haudenschild, Forbrook 5, 13.797; 27. Kevin Welsh, Welsh 18W, 13.817; 28. Brian Paulus, P and P Motorsports 28, 13.937; 29. Dave McGough, McGough 669, 13.943; 30. Bob Bennett, Acme Trailers 3, 13.979; 31. Dan Massey, Massey 76, 14.073; 32. Adrian Shaffer, Postupack 25, 14.547; 33. Richie Carnathan, Carnathan 64, 14.788; 34. Jeff Harvey, Pauch 1X, 14.965; 35. Billy Pauch, Jr., Pauch 1P, 15.967.

First Heat Race (eigth laps): 1. Sammy Swindell, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Lance Dewease, 4. Mark Smith, 5. Tim Shaffer, 6. Sean Michael, 7. Dave McGough, 8. Richie Carnathan, 9. Pete Green. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature)

Second Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Paul McMahan, 3. Daryn Pittman, 4. Steve Kinser, 5. Kevin Drury, 6. Kasey Kahne, 7. Jac Haudenschild, 8. Bob Bennett, 9. Jeff Harvey. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature)

Third Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Fred Rahmer, 2. Joey Saldana, 3. Greg Coverdale, 4. Danny Lasoski, 5. Kevin Welsh, 6. Dan Massey, 7. Jason Sides, 8. Dave Hahn, 9. Billy Pauch, Jr. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature)

Fourth Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Johnny Herrera, 2. Donny Schatz, 3. Tyler Walker, 4. Jason Haganbuch, 5. Billy Pauch, 6. Chad Layton, 7. Adrian Shaffer, 8. Brian Paulus. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature)

First Dash Race (five laps): 1. Tim Shaffer, 2. Billy Pauch, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Joey Saldana, 5. Lance Dewease, 6. Jason Haganbuch, 7. Donny Schatz, 8. Mark Kinser. (finish determined the inside starting positions in the first eight rows in the "A" Feature lineup)

Second Dash Race (five laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Danny Lasoski, 3. Daryn Pittman, 4. Fred Rahmer, 5. Tyler Walker, 6. Paul McMahan, 7. Johnny Herrera, 8. Mark Smith. (finish determined the outside starting positions in the first eight rows in the "A" Feature lineup)

B Feature (12 laps): 1. Kasey Kahne, 2. Jac Haudenschild, 3. Sean Michael, 4. Chad Layton, 5. Jason Sides ($200); 6. Brian Paulus ($180); 7. Pete Green ($150); 8. Dan Massey ($120); 9. Bob Bennett ($100); 10. Adrian Shaffer ($90); 11. Dave McGough ($70); 12. Richie Carnathan ($60); 13. Billy Pauch, Jr. ($60); 14. Jeff Harvey ($50); 15. Dave Hahn ($50). (first four qualified for the "A" Feature)

A Feature (35 laps): 1. Steve Kinser [2] ($10,000); 2. Danny Lasoski [4] ($5,500); 3. Tim Shaffer [1] ($3,200); 4. Tyler Walker [10] ($2,800); 5. Fred Rahmer [8] ($2,500); 6. Daryn Pittman [6] ($2,300); 7. Joey Saldana [7] ($2,200); 8. Billy Pauch [3] ($2,100); 9. Paul McMahan [12] ($2,050); 10. Mark Kinser [15] ($2,000); 11. Donny Schatz [13] ($1,500); 12. Sean Michael [19] ($1,220); 13. Kasey Kahne [18] ($1,120); 14. Sammy Swindell [22] ($1,050); 15. Jason Hagenbuch [11] ($1,000); 16. Chad Layton [17] ($920); 17. Johnny Herrera [14] ($800); 18. Lance Dewease [9] ($800); 19. Greg Coverdale [20] ($800); 20. Jac Haudenschild [23] ($820); 21. Kevin Welsh [24] ($800); 22. Mark Smith [16] ($800); 23. Kevin Drury [21] ($800); 24. Greg Hodnett [5] ($800).

Lap leader: Steve Kinser 1-35 home.