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The World of Outlaws Sprint Series’ defending and 18-time champion was on a victory mission Sunday at Grandview Speedway after losing the lead late in the “A” Features at Williams Grove Speedway and Hagerstown Speedway the previous two nights. The series’ points leader drove his #11 Quaker State Maxim past seven cars, including front row starter Joey Saldana, to win the 503rd main event of his incomparable career. Kinser’s seventh “A” Feature victory of the season extended his advantage to 115 points over Danny Lasoski.

“We’ve been pretty good all through this swing,” Kinser said. “We’ve actually had a good enough car to win just about every night, but I just gave one away last night. I ran over a lapped car, and it was completely my fault. But, like I said, we’ve had a really good racecar everywhere. Donnie (Kreitz) got by us at the end at Williams Grove (Friday), but he’s tough to beat there. So we really can’t complain about the way the swing has gone, except for messing up last night. “We’ve run pretty well all year long, with the exception of about a three-week stretch there. These Pennsylvania guys race you hard. That’s the way it’s always been and the way it always will be. I enjoy coming out here and racing. They have good race fans here."

“The car was working pretty good in the middle, and that allowed us to get by some of the slower cars. We were better on the bottom, but we could at least get around a little better than a lot of guys in the middle. I just about got taken out there when those guys got together on the backstretch. I thought, ‘Oh no, here we go again,’ but I was able to squeeze by on the top.”

Kinser was 10 car-lengths ahead of Lance Dewease with seven laps remaining when Second Heat Race winner Tim Shaffer, Brian Paulus and Mark Smith collided in front of him. “The King of the Outlaws” controlled the final restart, and took the checkered flag with a straightaway to spare.

Kinser, the second-fastest qualifier in the 40-car field, had his crew replace the engine in his #11 Quaker State Maxim after time trials. “The King of the Outlaws” earned the right to start the “A” Feature inside the fourth row by following his son, Kraig, Jeff Shepard and Craig Dollansky across the finish line in the First Dash Race. Saldana, who won the Second Dash Race, won a front-stretch drag race with Kraig Kinser to take the lead as the green flag fell in the World of Outlaws Sprint Series’ 19th main event of the season. The 1996 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year was approaching lapped traffic late in the third lap when Billy Pauch spun in turn three.

Kinser, who passed Paulus during the opening lap, took fifth place with an inside move past Dollansky between the third and fourth corners within a lap after the green flag replaced the yellow. “The King of the Outlaws” passed Shepard high in turn four late in lap seven. Saldana opened a 10-car-length advantage as Donny Schatz challenged Kraig Kinser for second place 10 laps into the race. Steve Kinser joined the battle for second three laps later, and raced wheel-to-wheel with his son and Schatz before taking over third place. “The King of the Outlaws” passed Schatz deep in turn four the next time around. Kinser completed his run to the front midway through the 18th lap, beating Saldana down the back straightaway. Dewease, who started outside the fifth row, used an inside move in the second corner to pass Schatz for the runner-up spot two laps later, but was unable to keep “The King of the Outlaws” from winning for the fourth time at Grandview Speedway.

Schatz’s second straight third-place finish pushed him past Jason Meyers into third place in the World of Outlaws Sprint Series point standings. Saldana finished fourth, ahead of Jeff Shepard and Chad Layton. Fred Rahmer, who raced past 11 cars during the first 28 laps, passed Brian Brown and Kraig Kinser during the 30th and 33rd laps to claim seventh place. Greg Hodnett won the Third Heat Race and passed 13 cars, including Kraig Kinser with 1¾ laps remaining, to finish eighth in the main event. Brown, a Rookie of the Year candidate, finished in the top 10 for the second time in as many races.

Lasoski paced the qualifying session with a 12.087-second lap around the high-banked, 1/3-mile oval. “The Dude” failed to qualify for the main event in the First Heat Race, which kept him from racing in the First Dash Race. The 2001 World of Outlaws Sprint Series champion raced into 11th place from inside the ninth row.

2004 World of Outlaws Sprint Series Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville, PA Sunday, May 30, Feature Program #19

Qualifying: 1. Danny Lasoski, Stewart 20, 12.087; 2. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 12.093; 3. Jason Sides, Sides Motorsports 7S, 12.163; 4. Jason Meyers, Elite Racing 14, 12.163; 5. Paul McMahan, Helm 11H, 12.177; 6. Chad Layton, Wholesale Automotive U1, 12.192; 7. Mark Smith, Zemco 1, 12.239; 8. Kraig Kinser, Kinser 11K, 12.251; 9. Lucas Wolfe, Allebach 5W, 12.273; 10. Fred Rahmer, Harz 88H, 12.283; 11. Erin Crocker, Woodring 16, 12.295; 12. Craig Dollansky, Karavan 7, 12.328; 13. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 12.342; 14. Brandon Wimmer, Two Winners 7TW, 12.345; 15. Joey Saldana, Woodward 2, 12.352; 16. Jeff Shepard, Postupack 25, 12.352; 17. Brian Paulus, Pender 28, 12.352; 18. Curt Michael, Davis 2M, 12.363; 19. Lance Dewease, Hamilton 77, 12.397; 20. Brian Brown, Parsons 6, 12.426; 21. Daryn Pittman, Woodburn 21, 12.438; 22. Greg Hodnett, Apple 12, 12.440; 23. Tim Shaffer, Roth 83, 12.442; 24. Jonathan Allard, Wright 35, 12.497; 25. Bob Bennett, Acme 3, 12.601; 26. Blaine Heimbach, Creasey 12H, 12.621; 27. Dan Shetler, Shetler 7K, 12.636; 28. Kevin Welsh, Welsh 18W, 12.681; 29. Jeff Busby, Busby 47J, 12.707; 30. Kevin Drury, Drury 31D, 12,716; 31. Billy Pauch, Performance Restoration E7, 12.722; 32. Dave Cordier, Cordier 7C, 12.784; 33. Dave Hahn, Hahn 2H, 12.800; 34. Sam Schlossberg, Moran 70, 12.999; 35. Phil Weinsteiger, Jr., Weinsteiger 55, 13.153; 36. Josh Weller, Weller 63, 13.329; 37. Ed Aikin, Aikin 16A, 13.410; 38. Brian Carlson, SC Motorsports 18, 13.514; 39. Midge Miller, Miller 8, 13.640; 40. Randy West, Gash 23W, no time.

First Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Jonathan Allard, 2. Jeff Shepard, 3. Brian Paulus, 4. Lucas Wolfe, 5. Kraig Kinser, 6. Danny Lasoski, 7. Bob Bennett, 8. Jeff Busby, 9. Dave Hahn, 10. Ed Aikin. (first five qualified for the “A” Feature)

Second Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Tim Shaffer, 2. Curt Michael, 3. Steve Kinser, 4. Mark Smith, 5. Joey Saldana, 6. Fred Rahmer, 7. Kevin Drury, 8. Blaine Heimbach, 9. Sam Schlossburg. (first five qualified for the “A” Feature)

Third Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Lance Dewease, 3. Chad Layton, 4. Brandon Wimmer, 5. Billy Pauch, 6. Erin Crocker, 7. Jason Sides, 8. Phil Weinsteiger, Jr., 9. Dan Shetler, 10. Midge Miller. (first five qualified for the “A” Feature)

Fourth Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Daryn Pittman, 2. Donny Schatz, 3. Brian Brown, 4. Craig Dollansky, 5. Jason Meyers, 6. Paul McMahan, 7. Dave Cordier, 8. Kevin Welsh, 9. Josh Weller. (first five qualified for the “A” Feature)

First Dash Race (seven laps): 1. Kraig Kinser, 2. Jeff Shepard, 3. Craig Dollansky, 4. Steve Kinser, 5. Chad Layton, 6. Brian Brown, 7. Brandon Wimmer, 8. Curt Michael. (finish determined the inside starting positions in the first eight rows in the “A” Feature lineup)

Second Dash Race (seven laps): 1. Joey Saldana, 2. Donny Schatz, 3. Brian Paulus, 4. Jason Meyers, 5. Lance Dewease, 6. Lucas Wolfe, 7. Mark Smith, 8. Daryn Pittman. (finish determined the outside starting positions in the first eight rows in the “A” Feature lineup)

B Feature (12 laps): 1. Danny Lasoski, 2. Jason Sides, 3. Fred Rahmer, 4. Paul McMahan, 5. Blaine Heimbach ($200); 6. Erin Crocker ($180); 7. Dave Cordier ($150); 8. Kevin Drury ($120); 9. Bob Bennett ($100); 10. Kevin Welsh ($90); 11. Phil Weinsteiner, Jr. ($70); 12. Jeff Busby ($60); 13. Dan Shetler ($60); 14. Sam Schlossberg ($50); 15. Ed Aikin ($50); 16. Dave Hahn ($50); 17. Brian Carlson ($50); 18. Josh Weller ($50); 19. Midge Miller ($50). (first four qualified for the “A” Feature)

A Feature (35 laps): 1. Steve Kinser [7] ($10,000); 2. Lance Dewease [10] ($5,500); 3. Donny Schatz [4] ($3,200); 4. Joey Saldana [2] ($2,800); 5. Jeff Shepard [3] ($2,500); 6. Chad Layton [9] ($2,300); 7. Fred Rahmer [20] ($2,220); 8. Greg Hodnett [21] ($2,100); 9. Kraig Kinser [1] ($2,050); 10. Brian Brown [11] ($2,000); 11. Danny Lasoski [17] ($1,520); 12. Craig Dollansky [5] ($1,200); 13. Lucas Wolfe [12] ($1,100); 14. Daryn Pittman [16] ($1,050); 15. Tim Shaffer [22] ($1,000); 16. Jason Meyers [8] ($900); 17. Paul McMahan [19] ($820); 18. Billy Pauch [24] ($800); 19. Brandon Wimmer [13] ($800); 20. Brian Paulus [6] ($800); 21. Mark Smith [14] ($800); 22. Jason Sides [18] ($820); 23. Jonathan Allard [23] ($800); 24. Curt Michael [15] ($800).

Lap leaders: Joey Saldana 1-17, Steve Kinser 18-35

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