Steve Kinser Rolls At Tri-State Speedway for Fourth WoO Sprint Win in '05!

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    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.”

    Tatnell won the pole after capturing the Stacker 2® Dash, but he knew
    early on he would need help to slide past Kinser.

    “On the last restarts I wasn’t confident about figuring out how I was
    going to get by him,” said Tatnell, who earlier this season at Pike
    County Speedway also started on the pole and finished second to Kinser.
    “All I was hoping for was lapped traffic. I knew from about the third
    lap on that lapped traffic was all that was going to lose the race for
    him. That’s basically all we were clinging to.”

    Any advantages Tatnell was making were negated by five cautions. On the
    restarts, Kinser quickly shot to the high side of the track and carried
    the momentum around the oval.

    “You never know which spot is the best,” said Kinser, who finished
    eighth Friday at Texas Motor Speedway in an International Race of
    Champions event. “I was coming off of starts pretty good whether I was
    on the bottom or middle or wherever. I actually didn’t think I would
    get the lead off the start but I timed it just right and got off there
    even with [Tatnell] and made a little run.”

    For Kinser, it was his second consecutive victory on the World of
    Outlaws Sprint Series circuit. He easily made the adjustment to
    quarter-mile Tri-State Speedway after winning last Saturday on
    high-banked, half-mile Eldora Speedway.

    “You got to adjust to all of them,” said Kinser, who extended his
    series lead over Craig Dollansky to 38 points. “On these little short
    tracks, you have to take advantage of good starting spots when you get
    them. There are just so many things that can take you out of the races
    on these things. You just got to have patience with them and hope
    everything goes good. They’re as tough to win on as anything.”

    Behind Kinser and Tatnell, the racing was intense. With two grooves
    working throughout the night drivers weren’t afraid to try racing
    three-wide at times, bringing the capacity crowd to its feet.

    In his Larry Woodward--owned car, Saldana was racy all night but he
    couldn’t prevent McMahan from gaining third. On Lap 18, McMahan cut to
    the inside of Saldana coming off of Turn 2 and powered down the
    backstretch to take over the position. Meanwhile, Kaeding, who was
    coming off a second-place run at Eldora, mounted a charge through the
    field, gaining a position nearly every other lap in his Dennis
    Roth-owned car before finally sliding past Saldana and Jason Meyers to
    grab fourth on Lap 33.

    In the Stacker 2® Dash, Tatnell used the high side to grab the lead as
    he held off Brian Paulus to earn the pole position for the feature. In
    the second Dash, Steve Kinser led flag to flag to earn the outside
    front row starting spot in the feature.

    In the B-main, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. made a daring move into the lead by
    going to the outside of pole-sitter Daryn Pittman. Once in front,
    Stenhouse extended his lead with Pittman solidly in second. A
    three-wide battle for third settled down before Kurt Winker edged Kevin
    Briscoe by 0.005 for the final transfer spot to the feature.

    Top rookie contender Shane Stewart captured the first heat race, with
    Donny Schatz motoring to victory in the second heat and Danny Lasoski
    driving off with a win in the third heat.

    Terry McCarl paced the 26-car field with a lap around the quarter-mile,
    high-banked oval in 11.359 seconds at 79.232 mph. McCarl’s quick lap
    was slightly off of Sammy Swindell’s track record of 11.110 seconds set
    Oct. 8, 2004.

    “That’s what racing with the Outlaws does for you,” said McCarl, who
    has dominated the 410 sprint division the past six years at half-mile
    Knoxville Raceway. “Hopefully we can stay out here for years to come.
    It makes you so you can adapt to anything, that’s the advantage these
    guys who have been at it for a long time have over the local guys. They
    can adapt to any kind of track conditions at the drop of the hat
    because they’re so used to seeing something different every day. That’s
    what makes it awesome to be an Outlaw. You’ve got to be able to run
    short tracks, big tracks, middle, high-banked, flat … it doesn’t
    matter. That’s what the Outlaws do for you as far as experience."


    The World of Outlaws Sprint Series shifts west for races April 22 at
    Outlaw Motor Speedway in Muskogee, Okla., and April 23 at 81 Speedway
    in Wichita, Kan., before finishing off the month April 29-30 at
    Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

    All the action from Tri-State Speedway can be seen at 8 p.m. ET April
    27 on The Outdoor Channel. On April 20, The Outdoor Channel will
    broadcast coverage of the World of Outlaws Sprint Series race from
    Eldora Speedway.

    If fans can’t get to a track to see the series, they can experience the
    excitement of the World of Outlaws Sprint Series live on Dirtvision.com
    through the DIRT Radio Network. To listen to the audio broadcasts, log
    on to www.dirtvision.com and click on the DIRT Radio Network logo.
    Listeners will need Windows Media Player 9 or higher to listen to the
    DIRT Radio Network. Companies interested in advertising on the new DIRT
    Radio Network should contact Mark Noble, DIRT MotorSports VP Sales and
    Marketing, at 719-884-2141. For technical support or questions, e-mail
    webmaster@dirtvision.com.

    The World of Outlaws Sprint Series is brought to the fans across the
    country by several sponsors and partners, including series sponsors
    Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Stacker 2®, and The Outdoor
    Channel. Promotional Partners include AMB i.t., RACEceiver,
    HUMMERSGONEWILD.COM, Zippo Lighters, The University of Northwestern
    Ohio, Timberwolf, and Race Punk apparel. Slick 50 is an Associate
    Program Sponsor and Contingency sponsors include DART Machinery, MSD
    Ignitions, and Wrisco Industries.

    World of Outlaws Sprint Series Statistical Report; Tri-State Speedway;
    Haubstadt, Ind.; April 16, 2005
    Qualifying
    1) Terry McCarl, McCarl 24, 11.359
    2) Joey Saldana, Woodward 2, 11.361
    3) Paul McMahan, Helm 11H, 11.369
    4) Jason Solwold, Carnahan R19, 11.397
    5) Brooke Tatnell, Rush Racing 8, 11.440
    6) Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 11.471
    7) Brian Paulus, Pender 28, 11.472
    8) Jason Meyers, Elite Racing Team 14, 11.494
    9) Kraig Kinser, Kinser 11K, 11.497
    10) Tim Shaffer, Parsons 6, 11.511
    11) Brandon Wimmer, Wimmer-Luck Motorsports 7TW, 11.518
    12) Jason Sides, Sides Motorsports 7S, 11.614
    13) Shane Stewart, Rudeen Racing 26, 11.670
    14) Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 11.694
    15) Tim Kaeding, Roth 83, 11.713
    16) Danny Lasoski, Stewart 20, 11.738
    17) Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4K, 11.756
    18) Craig Dollansky, Karavan 7, 11.775
    19) Daryn Pittman, Titan Racing USA 21, 11.781
    20) Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Fast Effects 40R, 11.910
    21) Peter Murphy, Wright 35, 11.923
    22) Joey Moughan, Moughan 2M, 12.024
    23) Jason Evans, Evans 88, 12.067
    24) Kevin Briscoe, Briscoe 5X, 12.114
    25) Kurt Winker, Hartnell 48H, 12.464
    26) Kyle Thomas, Thomas 19, 12.493

    First Heat Race
    (10 laps, top 6 finishers transferred to A-feature)
    1) Shane Stewart
    2) Craig Dollansky
    3) Brian Paulus
    4) Jason Sides
    5) Steve Kinser
    6) Terry McCarl
    7) Daryn Pittman
    8) Joey Moughan
    9) Kurt Winker

    Second Heat Race
    (10 laps, top 6 finishers transferred to A-feature)
    1) Donny Schatz
    2) Kelly Kinser
    3) Brandon Wimmer
    4) Jason Meyers
    5) Brooke Tatnell
    6) Joey Saldana
    7) Jason Evans
    8) Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
    9) Kyle Thomas

    Third Heat Race
    (10 laps, top 6 finishers transferred to A-feature)
    1) Danny Lasoski
    2) Tim Kaeding
    3) Tim Shaffer
    4) Paul McMahan
    5) Jason Solwold
    6) Kraig Kinser
    7) Peter Murphy
    8) Kevin Briscoe

    Stacker 2® Dash
    (6 laps, finishing order determined inside first 6 rows of A-feature)
    1) Brooke Tatnell
    2) Brian Paulus
    3) Paul McMahan
    4) Kraig Kinser
    5) Terry McCarl
    6) Brandon Wimmer

    Second Dash
    (6 laps, finishing order determined outside first 6 rows of A-feature)
    1) Steve Kinser
    2) Jason Meyers
    3) Joey Saldana
    4) Jason Solwold
    5) Jason Sides
    6) Tim Shaffer

    B-main
    (10 laps, top 6 finishers transferred to A-feature)
    1) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. [$20]
    2) Daryn Pittman [$20]
    3) Jason Evans [$20]
    4) Peter Murphy [$20]
    5) Joey Moughan [$20]
    6) Kurt Winker [$20]
    7) Kevin Briscoe [$200]
    8) Kyle Thomas[$180]

    A-main
    (40 laps)
    1) Steve Kinser [$10,000]
    2) Brooke Tatnell [$5,500]
    3) Paul McMahan [$3,200]
    4) Tim Kaeding [$2,800]
    5) Joey Saldana [$2,500]
    6) Shane Stewart [$2,300]
    7) Jason Meyers [$2,200]
    8) Donny Schatz [$2,100]
    9) Craig Dollansky [$2,050]
    10) Brandon Wimmer [$2,000]
    11) Jason Sides [$1,500]
    12) Jason Solwold [$1,200]
    13) Brian Paulus [$1,100]
    14) Tim Shaffer [$1,050]
    15) Terry McCarl [$1,000]
    16) Peter Murphy [$900]
    17) Danny Lasoski [$800]
    18) Daryn Pittman [$800]
    19) Kelly Kinser [$800]
    20) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. [$800]
    21) Joey Moughan [$800]
    22) Kurt Winker [$800]
    23) Kraig Kinser [$800]
    24) Jason Evans [$800]
    Lap leader: Steve Kinser 1-40

    WoO Sprint Series Standings
    (Unofficial)
    Rk. Driver Points Back
    1 Steve Kinser 1861 0
    2 Craig Dollansky 1823 -38
    3 Kraig Kinser 1739 -122
    4 Jason Meyers 1723 -138
    5 Donny Schatz 1722 -139
    6 Danny Lasoski 1683 -178
    7 Shane Stewart 1658 -203
    8 Daryn Pittman 1607 -254
    9 Joey Saldana 1602 -259
    10 Paul McMahan 1586 -275
    11 Tim Kaeding 1566 -295
    12 Tim Shaffer 1565 -296
    13 Jason Solwold 1453 -408
    14 Jason Sides 1445 -416
    15 Brian Paulus 1422 -439
    16 Terry McCarl 1407 -454
    17 Brooke Tatnell 1356 -505
    18 Mark Kinser 1333 -528
    19 Brandon Wimmer 1313 -548
    20 Randy Hannagan 1186 -675
    21 Sammy Swindell 932 -929
    22 Chad Kemenah 889 -972
    23 Danny Smith 844 -1017
    24 Kevin Swindell 784 -1077
    25 Natalie Sather 566 -1295

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