Dollansky & Schatz Open World Finals with Fast Time Honors
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Concord, NC — Craig Dollansky and Donny Schatz opened the Fourth Annual Lowes Foods World of Outlaws World Finals Presented By Bimbo Bakeries and Tom’s Snacks by setting fast time for the two rounds of time trials that were held on Thursday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte with a stellar 56-car field on-hand.

Dollansky circled the high-banked four-tenths-mile in 12.538 seconds to best field for Friday’s session of qualifying, while Schatz turned a lap 12.699 seconds to take the top spot in the second round of qualifying for Saturday.

Dollansky has set fast time twice this season aboard the Big Game Treestands Maxim, also turning the quickest lap in the series last race at Tri-State Speedway in Indiana on October 16, an event the native of Elk River, Minnesota won.

“Anytime you can start the night off with quick time is a great start to the night,” said Dollansky after the first round of qualifying. “Qualifying is definitely a big part of our racing. To get quick time tonight for Big Game Treestands and Aggressive Hydraulics is great. We made some changes after hot laps and my Crew Chief D.J. Lindsey did a great job.”

Schatz set fast time for the fifth time this season in the Armor All/STP J&J and for the third time in the last four events during the World Finals. The four-time and defending series champion earned five bonus points in the series championship standings for setting fast time and trails Jason Meyers by 92 markers with the final two races of the season on tap.

“It was a great lap,” said Schatz. “We weren’t so good the first set. We actually feel kind of silly, because we figured out our problem where we have been struggling with our car and applied that to the second and voila. I can’t wait till next year.”

Jason Meyers, the current World of Outlaws championship point leader, was 13th in time trials for Friday night’s event which will put him on the pole of a heat race. The California native was fifth quick in the second round to earn one bonus point in the standings. The veteran has earned the most qualifying bonus points of any driver this season.

Tim Shaffer, who won earlier this season with the World of Outlaws at I-55 Raceway in the opener of the Ironman 55 at I-55 Raceway, was second fastest in both sets of time trials on Thursday night aboard the Kistler Engines J&J.

“The car was running great tonight,” said Shaffer. “This car has just been awesome all year and everyone on this team works so hard. We went out late in the second set and were able to again put the pieces together and be up front. It was a very good night.”

Steve Kinser, who is currently third in the World of Outlaw championship standings, was fifth quick in the first round of time trials to earn one bonus point in the standings and esd third quick in the second round to earn three bonus points. He trails Jason Meyers by 97 points.

The Top-10 in the first round of time trials which will be used to determine the starting lineup for Friday night’s heat races were: Dollansky, Shaffer, Ed Lynch Jr., Daryn Pittman, Kinser, Danny Holtgraver, Chad Kemenah, Jason Sides, Paul McMahan and Joey Saldana.

The Top-10 in the second round of time trials which will be used to set the lineups for Saturday night’s heat races were: Schatz, Shaffer, Kinser, Sides, Meyers, McMahan, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Jessica Zemken, Pittman and Kraig Kinser.

The World Finals continue on Friday night for the World of Outlaws at The Dirt Track at Charlotte with heat races, a dash, and feature events. Hot laps are set for 4 p.m. Eastern on both Friday and Saturday, with the grandstand gates opening at 3 p.m. Eastern on both days as well.

The finale of the World Finals will air live on SPEED on Saturday night in HD beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern.

On Friday, November 5, adult tickets will be $39, with tickets for children ages 12-under $15. Three-day ticket packages are available for adults for $69 and for children ages 12-under for $24. For tickets visit http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or call 1-800-455-FANS.

On Saturday, November 6, adult tickets will be $39, with tickets for children ages 12-under $15. Three-day ticket packages are available for adults for $69 and for children ages 12-under for $24. For tickets visit http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or call 1-800-455-FANS.

•FAST QUALIFIER: Craig Dollansky paced the 56 cars that took time in the first time trial session with an AMB i.t. timed lap around the high-banked four-tenths-mile oval at 12.538 seconds at 114.581 mph. For his qualifying effort Dollansky earned five bonus points. The next four fastest qualifiers also earned bonus points, including: Tim Shaffer (4), Ed Lynch Jr. (3), Daryn Pittman (2) and Steve Kinser (1).

•FAST QUALIFIER: Donny Schatz paced the 56 cars that took time in the second time trial session with an AMB i.t. timed lap around the high-banked four-tenths-mile oval at 12.699 seconds. For his qualifying effort Schatz earned five bonus points. The next four fastest qualifiers also earned bonus points, including: Tim Shaffer (4), Steve Kinser (3), Jason Sides (2) and Jason Meyers (1).

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Qualifying Round 1; The Dirt Track at Charlotte; Concord, NC; November 4, 2010

Qualifying-Friday

1) 7-Craig Dollansky 12.538

2) 83-Tim Shaffer 12.607

3) 2L-Ed Lynch Jr. 12.680

4) 27-Daryn Pittman 12.698

5) 11-Steve Kinser 12.742

6) D4-Danny Holtgraver 12.752

7) 63-Chad Kemenah 12.791

8) 7S-Jason Sides 12.825

9) 91-Paul McMahan 12.827

10) 9-Joey Saldana 12.833

11) 30C-Lance Dewease 12.840

12) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 12.846

13) 14-Jason Meyers 12.852

14) 5W-Lucas Wolfe 12.859

15) 15-Donny Schatz 12.868

16) 11K-Kraig Kinser 12.887

17) 2-Dale Blaney 12.891

18) O-Randy Hannagan 12.909

19) 14Z-Jessica Zemken 12.912

20) 4-Cole Duncan 12.965

21) 5G-Curt Michaels 12.967

22) 22-Brian Ellenberger 12.976

23) 51-Fred Rahmer 12.987

24) 7M-Mark Smith 12.992

25) R19-Jac Haudenschild 12.999

26) 1-Sammy Swindell 13.000

27) 2B-Ben Gregg 13.018

28) 98E-Brooke Tatnell 13.026

29) 57-Shane Stewart 13.034

30) 3C-Cale Conley 13.045

31) 89-Cody Darrah 13.058

32) 7K-Kyle Sauder 13.060

33) 89G-David Gravel 13.061

34) 55-Jason Solwold 13.072

35) 55L-Chad Layton 13.102

36) 6-Danny Lasoski 13.111

37) 21-Brian Montieth 13.121

38) 15X-Adam Wilt 13.127

39) 4X-Toni Lutar 13.142

40) 35-Justin Henderson 13.154

41) 49-Brad Sweet 13.169

42) 17B-Bill Balog 13.175

43) 77X-Wayne Johnson 13.189

44) 6F-Bob Felmlee 13.230

45) 93-Sheldon Haudenschild 13.251

46) 80K-Mike Kertscher 13.337

47) 1B-Keith Baxter 13.380

48) 1K-Chuck Hebing 13.439

49) 60-Kory Crabtree 13.548

50) 21X-Joey Moughan 13.671

51) 16-Danny Mumaw 13.853

52) 11N-Edward Neumeister 13.931

53) 6W-Brad Wickham 14.169

54) 2T-Brian Smith 14.339

55) 6X-Mark Cole 15.033

56) 3F-Rick Fraley 15.438

 

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Qualifying Round 2; The Dirt Track at Charlotte; Concord, NC; November 4, 2010

Qualifying- Saturday

1) 15-Donny Schatz 12.699

2) 83-Tim Shaffer 12.807

3) 11-Steve Kinser 12.844

4) 7S-Jason Sides 12.848

5) 14-Jason Meyers 12.862

6) 91-Paul McMahan 12.894

7) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 12.908

8) 14Z-Jessica Zemken 12.938

9) 27-Daryn Pittman 12.938

10) 11K-Kraig Kinser 12.989

11) 4-Cole Duncan 13.001

12) 63-Chad Kemenah 13.011

13) 2-Dale Blaney 13.016

14) 1-Sammy Swindell 13.022

15) 7K-Kyle Sauder 13.058

16) 30C-Lance Dewease 13.085

17) 5W-Lucas Wolfe 13.103

18) 89G-David Gravel 13.129

19) R19-Jac Haudenschild 13.129

20) 6-Danny Lasoski 13.140

21) 22-Brian Ellenberger 13.143

22) D4-Danny Holtgraver 13.148

23) 35-Justin Henderson 13.169

24) 9-Joey Saldana 13.174

25) 3C-Cale Conley 13.175

26) 5G-Curt Michaels 13.191

27) 57-Shane Stewart 13.212

28) 2L-Ed Lynch Jr. 13.219

29) 89-Cody Darrah 13.255

30) O-Randy Hannagan 13.271

31) 98E-Brooke Tatnell 13.274

32) 7-Craig Dollansky 13.280

33) 49-Brad Sweet 13.301

34) 6F-Bob Felmlee 13.320

35) 55-Jason Solwold 13.342

36) 21-Brian Montieth 13.403

37) 4X-Toni Lutar 13.404

38) 51-Fred Rahmer 13.412

39) 7M-Mark Smith 13.434

40) 2B-Ben Gregg 13.450

41) 15X-Adam Wilt 13.479

42) 80K-Mike Kertscher 13.503

43) 17B-Bill Balog 13.513

44) 21X-Joey Moughan 13.594

45) 55L-Chad Layton 13.602

46) 60-Kory Crabtree 13.603

47) 77X-Wayne Johnson 13.610

48) 1K-Chuck Hebing 13.710

49) 93-Sheldon Haudenschild 13.912

50) 1B-Keith Baxter 13.930

51) 16-Danny Mumaw 14.067

52) 2T-Brian Smith 14.245

53) 6W-Brad Wickham 14.323

54) 6X-Mark Cole 14.473

55) 11N-Edward Neumeister 14.560

56) 3F-Rick Fraley 15.138

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Chizmark & Larson Insurance, Goodyear Tires (Official Tire), SuperClean (Official Cleaner-Degreaser), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, Jake’s Custom Golf Carts, KSE Race Products, Penske Shocks, R2C Performance, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo; Engine Builder’s Challenge participants Don Ott Racing Engines, Kistler Engines, Shaver Specialties and Speedway Engines; and Chassis Builder’s Challenge participants J&J Auto Racing, Maxim Racing and XXX Race Company.