Keeping Pace

Kinser Dominates World of Outlaws Opener at Volusia Speedway Park

Steve Kinser, who drives for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Tony Stewart, has an impression resume at first-time events. (Photo courtesy of WoO Media Relations)
Steve Kinser, who drives for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Tony Stewart, has an impression resume at first-time events. (Photo courtesy of WoO Media Relations)

Steve Kinser grabbed his first victoy of the 2011 season in the 40th DIRTcar Nationals held at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida.

Courtesy: WoO Sprint Car Media Relations

BARBERVILLE, FL — Feb. 11, 2011 — Steve Kinser's name is synonymous with the World
of Outlaws. He proved again why he's called the King of the Outlaws on Friday night
in the series’ season opener as part of the 40th DIRTcar Nationals By University of
Northwestern Ohio at Volusia Speedway Park.

After watching Sammy Swindell dominate the first two Sprint Car races at Volusia’s
annual 12-night event, Kinser flexed some muscle and a brand new car to win for the
second year in a row on the high-speed half-mile oval near Daytona Beach.

“The car was just on a rail tonight,” said a smiling Kinser, of Bloomington, Ind.
“Winning the dash really helped us get off to a good start for the main event.”

Kinser was in control early, and showed just how good his car was during double file
restarts where he could quickly jump out front from either the inside or outside
lane. With Kinser in control, a fierce battle throughout all 30 laps was constantly
changing for second place.

Kasey Kahne Racing teammates Joey Saldana and Paul McMahan traded the position for
most of the event until Swindell’s Big Game Treestands Maxim joined the fray and
then just as easily advanced to the runnerup spot. In the first three nights of
Sprint Car racing at the DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH, Swindell has two wins and a
runner-up finish.

“We had another great car tonight,” Swindell said. “Had we not had that late race
caution, I think we could have caught Kinser.”

A late race caution bunched the field after was for Craig Dollanksy flipped in turn
three. When the field restarted, Kinser set sail once again. Saldana managed to
wheel his #9 Carquest Maxim to 3rd place finish.

“Experience beat us tonight,” said Saldana. “We got the car dialed in pretty good
though.”

Swindell wound up second after a late-race surge to catch Kinser. Saldana was third
with last year's Knoxville Nationals champion Tim Shaffer fourth and Volusia track
record holder Paul McMahan rounding out the Top 5.

Tickets to see the 40th DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH at Volusia Speedway Park can be
purchased online at http://www.worldofoutlaws.com/tickets or by calling
386-985-4402. The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars have two more nights at Volusia
before giving way to the DIRTcar Late Models, World of Outlaws Late Models and Super
DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds. In addition, the Gator Championship for DIRTcar
UMP Modifieds is Monday night.

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH;
Volusia Speedway Park, Feb. 11, 2011

A-main (30 laps) - Starting Position [#]; - 1) 11-Steve Kinser[1]; [$10,000]; 2)
1-Sammy Swindell[5]; [$5,500]; 3) 9-Joey Saldana[3]; [$3,200]; 4) 83X-Tim
Shaffer[7]; [$2,800]; 5) 83-Paul McMahan[2]; [$2,500]; 6) 1Z-Stevie Smith[12];
[$2,300]; 7) 14-Jason Meyers[13]; [$2,200]; 8) 2-Dale Blaney[9]; [$2,100]; 9)
49-Brad Sweet[14]; [$2,050]; 10) 27-Daryn Pittman[19]; [$2,000]; 11) 39-Greg
Hodnett[23]; [$1,500]; 12) 91-Cody Darrah[11]; [$1,200]; 13) 63-Chad Kemenah[4];
[$1,100]; 14) 6-Kraig Kinser[22]; [$1,050]; 15) 15-Donny Schatz[18]; [$1,000]; 16)
7S-Jason Sides[21]; [$900]; 17) 51-Fred Rahmer[17]; [$800]; 18) 2B-Ben Gregg[27];
[$000]; 19) 89G-David Gravel[24]; [$800]; 20) 7-Craig Dollansky[6]; [$800]; 21)
33-Danny Lasoski[8]; [$800]; 22) 24-Terry McCarl[16]; [$800]; 23) 6R-Bill Rose[10];
[$800]; 24) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[26]; [$000]; 25) W20-Greg Wilson[20]; [$800]; 26)
5W-Lucas Wolfe[25]; [$000]; 27) 30C-Lance Dewease[15]; [$800]. Lap Leaders: Steve
Kinser 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: Greg Hodnett.

Qualifying
1) 9-Joey Saldana 13.224 2) 63-Chad Kemenah 13.267 3) 83-Paul McMahan 13.280 4)
91-Cody Darrah 13.285 5) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 13.292 6) 1Z-Stevie Smith 13.299 7)
11-Steve Kinser 13.300 8) 14-Jason Meyers 13.302 9) 7-Craig Dollansky 13.328 10)
1-Sammy Swindell 13.370 11) 49-Brad Sweet 13.371 12) 83X-Tim Shaffer 13.389 13)
30C-Lance Dewease 13.392 14) 6R-Bill Rose 13.419 15) 33-Danny Lasoski 13.436 16)
2-Dale Blaney 13.457 17) 24-Terry McCarl 13.458 18) 51-Fred Rahmer 13.465 19)
22-Brian Ellenberger 13.473 20) 15-Donny Schatz 13.485 21) 27-Daryn Pittman 13.502
22) W20-Greg Wilson 13.528 23) 7S-Jason Sides 13.537 24) 6-Kraig Kinser 13.562 25)
1J-Bronson Maeschen 13.568 26) 39-Greg Hodnett 13.574 27) 4-Danny Smith 13.622 28)
5W-Lucas Wolfe 13.655 29) 89G-David Gravel 13.659 30) 25-Aaron Ott 13.667 31)
14Z-Jessica Zemken 13.673 32) 2B-Ben Gregg 13.697 33) 17-Tyler Walker 13.810 34)
55-Chad Layton 13.878 35) P51-Jeff Carlson 16.139.

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature) - 1) 7-Craig Dollansky[2];
2) 9-Joey Saldana[4]; 3) 27-Daryn Pittman[6]; 4) 89G-David Gravel[8]; 5) 30C-Lance
Dewease[1]; 6) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[3]; 7) 17-Tyler Walker[9]; 8) 24-Terry
McCarl[5]; 9) 1J-Bronson Maeschen[7].

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature) - 1) 1-Sammy Swindell[2];
2) 6R-Bill Rose[1]; 3) 1Z-Stevie Smith[3]; 4) 63-Chad Kemenah[4]; 5) 39-Greg
Hodnett[7]; 6) 25-Aaron Ott[8]; 7) W20-Greg Wilson[6]; 8) 55-Chad Layton[9]; 9)
51-Fred Rahmer[5].

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature) - 1) 33-Danny Lasoski[1];
2) 11-Steve Kinser[3]; 3) 83-Paul McMahan[4]; 4) 49-Brad Sweet[2]; 5) 7S-Jason
Sides[6]; 6) 4-Danny Smith[7]; 7) 22-Brian Ellenberger[5]; 8) 14Z-Jessica Zemken[8];
9) P51-Jeff Carlson[9].

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature) - 1) 83X-Tim Shaffer[2];
2) 2-Dale Blaney[1]; 3) 14-Jason Meyers[3]; 4) 15-Donny Schatz[5]; 5) 6-Kraig
Kinser[6]; 6) 91-Cody Darrah[4]; 7) 5W-Lucas Wolfe[7]; 8) 2B-Ben Gregg[8].

Dash (6 laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) -
1) 11-Steve Kinser[1]; 2) 83-Paul McMahan[2]; 3) 9-Joey Saldana[4]; 4) 63-Chad
Kemenah[3]; 5) 1-Sammy Swindell[6]; 6) 7-Craig Dollansky[5]; 7) 83X-Tim Shaffer[7];
8) 33-Danny Lasoski[9]; 9) 2-Dale Blaney[10]; 10) 6R-Bill Rose[8].

B-main (12 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to A-feature) - 1) 91-Cody Darrah[1];
2) W20-Greg Wilson[6];  []; 3) 51-Fred Rahmer[4]; 4) 24-Terry McCarl[3];  5)
17-Tyler Walker[13];  [$200]; 6) 4-Danny Smith[8];  [$180]; 7) 22-Brian
Ellenberger[5];  [$175]; 8) 2B-Ben Gregg[12];  [$160]; 9) 1J-Bronson Maeschen[7];
[$150]; 10) 5W-Lucas Wolfe[9];  [$150]; 11) 14Z-Jessica Zemken[11];  [$150]; 12)
55-Chad Layton[14];  [$150]; 13) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[2];  [$150]; 14) P51-Jeff
Carlson[15];  [$150]; 15) 25-Aaron Ott[10];  [$150].
 




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