MECHANICSBURG - Steve Kinser had a huge night on Saturday winning both the World of Outlaws' 30-lap sprint car feature worth $12,000 and the Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway.
Kinser one-upped the Posse after Pennyslvania's own Fred Rahmer took home the win on Friday night.
It was Kinser’s first win at the track since 2008 and his first on the circuit since last September.
“It’s been a little bit,“ said Kinser of his long absence from Williams Grove's victory lane, according to the track's website. “We got the car better last night in the feature. We got by some cars early in the race then it went around the bottom,” he said of the groove in the event.
Kinser started the event in the third spot and trailed Craig Dollansky as the race got started.
But he didn’t follow the Minnesota driver for long; he kept pace with the leader and pulled the trigger with an inside move in the first and second corners to lead lap eight.
It was at that point that all Posse hopes got pinned on Greg Hodnett, who started fourth. Kinser ran away over the final eight circuits and took the victory over a freight train of drivers running the bottom groove at the finish with Hodnett second followed by polesitter Danny Lasoski, Lance Dewease and Dollansky.
“I just didn’t keep my tires under me and my right rear was burned off,” Hodnett said. "I guess to finish second to Steve Kinser, one of the greatest sprint car drivers ever, I’ll take that."
Sixth through tenth went to Aaron Ott, Daryn Pittman, Stevie Smith, Danny Dietrich and Adam Wilt.
For the second year in a row, the World of Outlaws drivers claimed the Morgan Cup Challenge match race run in honor of late speedway owner Morgan Hughes.
Kinser took that win as well after starting on the pole and claimed ownership of the cup for another year at World of Outlaws headquarters in North Carolina.
His 12-lap win worth $4,000 upped his total for the night to $16,000.
Daryn Pittman rode home second followed by Justin Henderson, Dollansky and Dewease.
Information used in this story was provided Shawn Brouse/Williams Grove Speedway. Video used in this report is courtesy of www.SportsPlusVideo.com and Lynn Schaeffer Productions.