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October 14, 1988
Steve Kinser of Bloomington clinched his 9th World of Outlaws season championship in 11 years Thursday night by winning a 20-lap qualifying event on the opening night of the Pacific Coast Nationals at Ascot Park. Kinser, starting on the outside of the front row, took the lead from Sammy Swindell on the opening lap and held it. More than $100,000 is at stake in three nights of racing.
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February 19, 1999 | SHAV GLICK
Veteran sprint car driver Mark Kinser has won all seven World of Outlaws races run at Perris Auto Speedway since it opened in 1996, but a 19-year-old from North Hills thinks it's time for the streak to end. Tyler Walker, a four-time California karting champion before joining the Outlaws last year, came on strong at the end of his rookie season last October to win the Western World championships at Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix.
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February 16, 1986
Steve Kinser of Bloomington, Ind., sprint car racing's first million dollar winner, will open defense of his World of Outlaws series championship for winged sprint cars when the traveling circuit opens its 1986 season next Saturday and Sunday at Ascot Park. The program will mark the first time that the World of Outlaw series has ever kicked off on the West Coast and the winner of Sunday's main event will take home the biggest opening prize ever offered--$10,000 of the $55,000 purse.
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February 6, 1998 | SHAV GLICK
The World of Outlaws, those marauding sprint car drivers best known for 25-square-foot wings that hover above their cars, return to Perris Auto Speedway next week and no one can be more pleased about it than Mark Kinser. Of six races at the Inland Empire's half-mile dirt oval in the last two seasons, Kinser has won every one. "We're ready to make it seven," said Karl Kinser, Mark's father and the premier owner/mechanic in the game.
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September 24, 1990
Steve Kinser, of Bloomington, Ind., took the lead on the 25th lap and held on to win the September Nationals of the World of Outlaws winged sprint car series late Saturday night at Ascot Park in Gardena. Kinser, the series points leader and nine-time champion, passed Doug Wolfgang, of Sioux Falls, S.D., and went on to the victory. Sammy Swindell was second after colliding with Wolfgang and sending him into the wall on the 28th lap. It was Kinser's 23rd victory in 55 races this season.
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September 8, 1985
Sprint cars with wings will compete for the first time ever at Ascot Park next Sunday when the World of Outlaws, a traveling circuit composed of some of the leading names in sprint car racing, comes to do battle with the regulars of the California Racing Assn. In the past the locals have been hard to beat on their home grounds, but the addition of the airfoils over the roll cage and front end, figures to put the shoe on the other foot.
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February 23, 1986
Sammy Swindell of Bartlett, Tenn., turned in the fastest qualifying time and then went on to win the 20-lap main event in Saturday's opening program of the two-day World of Outlaws winged sprint car races at Ascot Park before 5,188 fans. Bobby Davis of Memphis, Tenn., finished second; defending World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser of Bloomington, Ind., was third, and Jac Haudenschild of Millersburg, Ohio, was fourth.
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January 9, 1989 | SHAV GLICK
Bill Elliott and Geoff Brabham shared the honors Saturday night at the American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Assn. banquet in the Spruce Goose Pavilion at Long Beach. Elliott was named driver of the year by a panel of 10 racing writers over Brabham, Danny Sullivan and Rusty Wallace in the closest balloting ever. Elliott, Winston Cup stock car champion, received the most points in the 1-through-5 voting although Wallace, the Winston Cup runnerup, had the most first-place votes.
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February 24, 1986 | From Times Wire Services and
"There were fenders and sheet metal and water and oil everywhere . . . I just tried to pick my way through it," said Kyle Petty, who edged his car through a crash that wiped out the leaders on lap 397 and won the Miller 400 NASCAR Grand National stock car race Sunday at Richmond, Va. The late-lap collision on the .542-mile oval started when the second-place car of Darrell Waltrip, defending NASCAR champion, moved inside leader Dale Earnhardt on the back stretch.
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October 13, 1988 | Shav Glick
In sprint car racing, World of Outlaws style, if one Kinser doesn't get you, another one will. Steve Kinser, 33, is the nonpareil of the winged-car sprinters with 8 championships in the last 10 seasons, more than $2 million in earnings and the winner of 17 of the last 20 Outlaws races. He is the defending champion in this weekend's Pacific Coast Nationals at Ascot Park and needs only to qualify in tonight's preliminaries to clinch his ninth Outlaws title.
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May 12, 1997 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steve Kinser, arguably the greatest sprint car driver of all time, has spent most of his almost 42 years in Bloomington, Ind., dreaming about racing in the Indianapolis 500, but he has always been too busy winning sprint-car races. In 1981, he passed the 500's rookie test in a questionable car, then crashed in the first turn before trying to qualify. He returned last week for another look. Once again, he easily passed rookie orientation in an Aurora-powered Dallara bought from A. J. Foyt.
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September 24, 1990
Steve Kinser, of Bloomington, Ind., took the lead on the 25th lap and held on to win the September Nationals of the World of Outlaws winged sprint car series late Saturday night at Ascot Park in Gardena. Kinser, the series points leader and nine-time champion, passed Doug Wolfgang, of Sioux Falls, S.D., and went on to the victory. Sammy Swindell was second after colliding with Wolfgang and sending him into the wall on the 28th lap. It was Kinser's 23rd victory in 55 races this season.
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January 9, 1989 | SHAV GLICK
Bill Elliott and Geoff Brabham shared the honors Saturday night at the American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Assn. banquet in the Spruce Goose Pavilion at Long Beach. Elliott was named driver of the year by a panel of 10 racing writers over Brabham, Danny Sullivan and Rusty Wallace in the closest balloting ever. Elliott, Winston Cup stock car champion, received the most points in the 1-through-5 voting although Wallace, the Winston Cup runnerup, had the most first-place votes.
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October 14, 1988
Steve Kinser of Bloomington clinched his 9th World of Outlaws season championship in 11 years Thursday night by winning a 20-lap qualifying event on the opening night of the Pacific Coast Nationals at Ascot Park. Kinser, starting on the outside of the front row, took the lead from Sammy Swindell on the opening lap and held it. More than $100,000 is at stake in three nights of racing.
SPORTS
October 13, 1988 | Shav Glick
In sprint car racing, World of Outlaws style, if one Kinser doesn't get you, another one will. Steve Kinser, 33, is the nonpareil of the winged-car sprinters with 8 championships in the last 10 seasons, more than $2 million in earnings and the winner of 17 of the last 20 Outlaws races. He is the defending champion in this weekend's Pacific Coast Nationals at Ascot Park and needs only to qualify in tonight's preliminaries to clinch his ninth Outlaws title.
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October 22, 1987 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
When it comes time to select a Driver of the Year, the choice will come down to Dale Earnhardt, the NASCAR stock car champion, and Bobby Rahal, the Indy car champion. It's nearly always that way, but perhaps it's time to look at another field--sprint cars. Steve Kinser, a powerfully built 32-year-old former wrestler from Bloomington, Ind., has amassed a record in the World of Outlaws this year--and over the past 10 years--that defies comparison.
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May 12, 1997 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steve Kinser, arguably the greatest sprint car driver of all time, has spent most of his almost 42 years in Bloomington, Ind., dreaming about racing in the Indianapolis 500, but he has always been too busy winning sprint-car races. In 1981, he passed the 500's rookie test in a questionable car, then crashed in the first turn before trying to qualify. He returned last week for another look. Once again, he easily passed rookie orientation in an Aurora-powered Dallara bought from A. J. Foyt.
SPORTS
February 19, 1999 | SHAV GLICK
Veteran sprint car driver Mark Kinser has won all seven World of Outlaws races run at Perris Auto Speedway since it opened in 1996, but a 19-year-old from North Hills thinks it's time for the streak to end. Tyler Walker, a four-time California karting champion before joining the Outlaws last year, came on strong at the end of his rookie season last October to win the Western World championships at Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix.
SPORTS
February 24, 1986 | From Times Wire Services and
"There were fenders and sheet metal and water and oil everywhere . . . I just tried to pick my way through it," said Kyle Petty, who edged his car through a crash that wiped out the leaders on lap 397 and won the Miller 400 NASCAR Grand National stock car race Sunday at Richmond, Va. The late-lap collision on the .542-mile oval started when the second-place car of Darrell Waltrip, defending NASCAR champion, moved inside leader Dale Earnhardt on the back stretch.
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February 23, 1986
Sammy Swindell of Bartlett, Tenn., turned in the fastest qualifying time and then went on to win the 20-lap main event in Saturday's opening program of the two-day World of Outlaws winged sprint car races at Ascot Park before 5,188 fans. Bobby Davis of Memphis, Tenn., finished second; defending World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser of Bloomington, Ind., was third, and Jac Haudenschild of Millersburg, Ohio, was fourth.
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