posted April 22, 2001 03:08 PM STEVE KINSER WINS TALLADEGA PRELIMINARY
Steve Kinser led all 30 laps to win the preliminary night feature as the World of Outlaws visited the Talladega Short Track in Talladega, for the first time since 1994. "I was here (for a sprint car race) a long time ago (1981), but I don't really remember anything about it," Kinser said. "With a little more work, they could have a first-class facility here." In a three lap dash to the checkered Dale Blaney kept pace with Kinser and almost passed him for the lead heading into turn two with less than two laps remaining. But Kinser took control and increased his advantage to a half-straightaway during the final lap with Blaney settling for second, Randy Hannagan third, Donny Schatz fourth, and Danny Lasoski fifth.