Kinser Doubles Up At Volusia
BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Steve Kinser took advantage of the misfortunes of others to win the World of Outlaws sprint-car feature at Volusia Speedway Park Saturday night.
For King Kinser, it was his second straight $10,000 victory at Volusia and No. 563 of his career.
Kinser, of Bloomington, Ind., was running fourth with three laps to go when race-long leader Craig Dollansky stopped with engine problems and runner-up Cody Darrah slowed with a blown right-rear tire.
This handed the lead to Steve’s son, Kraig, but he was having trouble, too. Kraig would pick the bottom for the double-file restart giving his dad a shot around the top.
“I had a lot of luck go my way tonight,” Kinser said. “Kraig was pointing at his engine and gave me the bottom and I got a run at him.”
Kinser’s backstretch run by Kraig gave him the lead on lap 28 and he would go on to score the victory over his Tony Stewart Racing teammate, Donny Schatz, who started 17th.
“It was a bittersweet win, I’d like to see Kraig win, but I’ve got to race hard,” Kinser said. “I wasn’t near as fast as I was (Friday night), but it wasn’t bad.”
Dollansky started second and had built a huge lead, but with five laps to go smoke began to pour from the car. Dollansky slowed on the frontstretch and Darrah, who was up to second from 13th in the Kasey Kahne Racing sprinter, slowed in turn three with a blown tire.
The restart set up the winning moment for Kinser as he defeated Schatz, Joey Saldana, Jason Sides and K. Kinser.
The top 10 included fast timer Paul McMahan, Lance Dewease, Danny Lasoski, Tyler Walker, who started 24th, and Danny Smith.