Monday, August 1, 2011

1982 - Steve Kinser wins Outlaw "Kokomo Kaper 50"

Kokomo, Ind. (August 1, 1982) - Steve Kinser of Bloomington won the 50-lap World of Outlaws feature race at the Kokomo Speedway Tuesday night, beating out his father, Bobby Kinser of Bedford, who finished second.

Bobby Adkins of Indianapolis finished third with Fred Linder of Fremont, Ohio, fourth and Dick Gaines of Mitchell fifth. Butch Wilkerson of Columbus took the sixth position with Doug Wolfgang of Lincoln, Neb., in the seventh spot and Rick Ferkel of Fostoria, Ohio, eighth, Allen Barr of Seymour in the ninth spot and Randy Kinser of Bloomington 10th.

Bobby Kinser, who was the fastest qualifier, won the first heat with Jack Hewitt of Troy, Ohio, second, Ferkel third and Adkins fourth.

The second heat was won by Steve Kinser with Leland McSpadden of Tempe, Ariz., second, Barr third and Gary Patterson of Sacramento, Calif., fourth.

Ed Angle of Flora captured the third heat with Kerry Norris of Columbus second, Bob Christian of Clayton third and John Beaber of Gibsonburg, Ohio, fourth.

The fourth heat was won by Wolfgang with Gaines second, Ron Shuman of Tempe, Ariz., third and Randy Kinser fourth.

Shuman won the trophy dash with Wilkerson second and Kenny Jacobs of Orville, Ohio, third. Wilkerson won the semi-final with Linder second, Mark Caldwell of Bunker Hill third and Jacobs fourth.

All in all, it was an excellent sprint car program and viewed by a large crowd. Without a doubt, the Outlaws will make a repeat performance next season. And without a doubt, the drivers who run each Sunday night in the sprint car division at the local oval showed they could run with the best of them.

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