Tim Kaeding Earns Fifth Victory, Claims Indiana Crown at Kokomo

Californian one of four different feature leaders in Hoosier state thriller

KOKOMO, Ind. – June 5, 2013 – Four different drivers shared the lead seven times in Wednesday night’s World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series 40-lap feature at Kokomo Speedway before Tim Kaeding finally edged Shane Stewart to win his fifth race of the season.

For Kaeding, of San Jose, Calif., it wasn’t the third time that was the charm, but the fourth at the quarter-mile bullring. Kaeding led the opening circuit of the 40-lap A-main, Jason Sides led the second lap, Kaeding went back in front on lap three, Shane Stewart then took over for the next eight laps before Kaeding again moved to the point after 13 laps and led another six before turning it over to Kyle Larson.

Larson started to take control, but then he found trouble navigating through traffic and made contact with a car he was trying to lap, dropping him back through the field and again moving Kaeding to the front on Lap 33. From that point to the checkered flag Kaeding was able to maintain the lead, although Stewart closed quickly and cut the margin of victory to only .18 seconds.

Greg Wilson charged from 14th to finish third with Cody Darrah and points leader Daryn Pittman rounding out the top five. Kaeding also earned the AllenBooth.com Indiana State Championship, which was based on the most combined points earned in World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series competition at Tri-State Speedway, Lawrenceburg Speedway and Kokomo Speedway.

“This thing started shaking with five or six laps go and it was actually about when Kyle crashed with the lapped car, and it was one of those things where it’s like ‘please don’t pop,’” said Kaeding, driver of the Roth Enterprises KPC. “We’re not running for points so we’re just here to get wins and try to piss everybody off.”

Stewart nearly pulled off the win with a final lap surge to the checkered flag.

“I led for a while and of course not having radios and rear view mirrors and all that stuff you never know how close they are to you and I went to the bottom to try to get around some lapped cars and Tim snuck by me,” said Stewart, of Bixby, Okla. “The double file restarts can help you or hurt you with these guys, one helped me and a couple hurt me. I had one shot at it, I had a really good restart and got up against the wall on the back straight away and Larson got back around me.”

Wilson kept the pressure mounting after a quick run to the front from deep in the field.

“We got a couple of good restarts and got by four or five cars, twice,” said Wilson, of Benton Ridge, Ohio. “It’s good to run good against these guys. These guys are the best in the country and I’m just from a little farm town and all I’ve ever wanted to do is race sprint cars and I’ve been blessed to do that.”

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is back in action on Friday night at 34 Raceway before heading to Lakeside Speedway Saturday and rounding out the weekend at I-80 on Sunday.

KOKOMO SPEEDWAY NOTEBOOK

NOTES – Sammy Swindell was the fastest qualifier around quarter-mile oval with a time of 11.079 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Brad Sweet (4 points), Cody Darrah (3), Shane Stewart (2) and Tony Stewart (1). … Wayne Johnson, Craig Dollansky, Tim Kaeding, and Kyle Larson won heat races. … The dash draw was a 6 for the 19th time this year. … Tim Kaeding won the dash for the second time this year.

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CONTINGENCY WINNERS – MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Kerry Madsen; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Tim Kaeding; STP ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Bruce High Performance Transporters ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Wayne Johnson; UNOH ($50 cash): Wayne Johnson; American Racing Custom Wheels ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Craig Dollansky; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Craig Dollansky; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Superflow ($50 cash): David Gravel; Klotz Synthetic Lubricants ($50 cash): Danny Smith; KSE Racing Products ($100 certificate): Greg Wilson; Penske Shocks ($100 certificate): David Gravel; Armor All (case of product): Tim Kaeding; Comp Cams ($50 certificate); Tim Kaeding; Bruce High Performance Transporters ($200 certificates): Greg Wilson, Jason Sides, Kerry Madsen; JE Pistons (set of rings): Danny Smith and Bill Rose.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway; June 5, 2013

A-Main (40 Laps): 1. 83-Tim Kaeding [1] [$6,000]; 2. 3G-Shane Stewart [4] [$3,500]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [14] [$2,000]; 4. 4-Cody Darrah [9] [$1,800]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [15] [$1,500]; 6. 77X-Wayne Johnson [10] [$1,400]; 7. 14-Tony Stewart [5] [$1,350]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7] [$1,300]; 9. 15-Donny Schatz [11] [$1,250]; 10. 7-Craig Dollansky [6] [$1,200]; 11. 51-Paul McMahan [18] [$900]; 12. 49-Brad Sweet [8] [$800]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [2] [$700]; 14. 6-David Gravel [16] [$650]; 15. 11-Steve Kinser [20] [$600]; 16. 2-Dale Blaney [12] [$550]; 17. 9W-Brandon Wimmer [24] [$500]; 18. 4S-Danny Smith [21] [$500]; 19. 1K-Kyle Larson [3] [$500]; 20. 63-Chad Kemenah [25] [$]; 21. 21X-Casey Shuman [23] [$500]; 22. 6R-Bill Rose [22] [$500]; 23. 59-Jac Haudenschild [13] [$500]; 24. 29-Kerry Madsen [17] [$500]; 25. 71M-Joey Saldana [19] [$500]. Lap Leaders: Tim Kaeding 1, 3, 13-19, 33-40; Jason Sides 2; Shane Stewart 4-12; Kyle Larson 20-32. KSE Hard Charger Award: W20-Greg Wilson [+11].

Qualifying: 1. 1-Sammy Swindell, 11.079; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.132; 3. 4-Cody Darrah, 11.181; 4. 3G-Shane Stewart, 11.247; 5. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.351; 6. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.353; 7. 83-Tim Kaeding, 11.359; 8. 40-Gary Taylor, 11.401; 9. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.434; 10. 7-Craig Dollansky, 11.437; 11. 2-Dale Blaney, 11.473; 12. 59-Jac Haudenschild, 11.534; 13. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 11.536; 14. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.544; 15. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.570; 16. 1K-Kyle Larson, 11.576; 17. 6-David Gravel, 11.578; 18. 29-Kerry Madsen, 11.629; 19. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.644; 20. 51-Paul McMahan, 11.672; 21. 71M-Joey Saldana, 11.702; 22. 11-Steve Kinser, 11.710; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.719; 24. 4S-Danny Smith, 11.849; 25. 9W-Brandon Wimmer, 11.870; 26. 9P-Parker Price-Miller, 11.880; 27. 22-Cole Duncan, 11.883; 28. 6R-Bill Rose, 11.928; 29. 71MX-Paul May, 11.995; 30. 97-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 12.015; 31. 71-Brian Sebetto, 12.099; 32. 83M-Wes McIntyre, 12.163; 33. 27P-Paige Polyak, 12.254; 34. 5H-Patrick Haynes, 12.323; 35. 23-Jimmy Light, 12.474; 36. 21X-Casey Shuman, 12.732; 37. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 12.899; 38. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.905; 39. 81-Gregg Dalman, 12.928; 40. 70-A.J. Martin, 13.114; 41. 22T-Miranda Throckmorton, 13.220; 42. 63-Chad Kemenah, nt

Heat 1 (10 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 77X-Wayne Johnson [1]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [6]; 5. 9W-Brandon Wimmer [7]; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 7. 6-David Gravel [5]; 8. 71MX-Paul May [8]; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams [10]; 10. 22T-Miranda Throckmorton [11]; 11. 27P-Paige Polyak [9].

Heat 2 (10 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 7-Craig Dollansky [2]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [5]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser [6]; 6. 97-Sam Hafertepe Jr [8]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [10]; 8. 5H-Patrick Haynes [9]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 10. 9P-Parker Price-Miller [7]; 11. 63-Chad Kemenah [11].

Heat 3 (10 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 83-Tim Kaeding [3]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 4. 2-Dale Blaney [2]; 5. 4-Cody Darrah [4]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 7. 71-Brian Sebetto [8]; 8. 23-Jimmy Light [9]; 9. 81-Gregg Dalman [10]; 10. 22-Cole Duncan [7].

Heat 4 (10 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 1K-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 3G-Shane Stewart [4]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [5]; 4. 21X-Casey Shuman [9]; 5. 6R-Bill Rose [7]; 6. 40-Gary Taylor [3]; 7. 70-A.J. Martin [10]; 8. 59-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 9. 4S-Danny Smith [6]; 10. 83M-Wes McIntyre [8].

Dash (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 83-Tim Kaeding [1]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 3. 1K-Kyle Larson [9]; 4. 3G-Shane Stewart [4]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky [7]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 9. 4-Cody Darrah [5]; 10. 77X-Wayne Johnson [8].

C-Main (10 Laps – Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature): 1. 23-Jimmy Light [1] [-]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [3] [-]; 3. 81-Gregg Dalman [4] [$125]; 4. 46AU-Stuart Williams [2] [$125]; 5. 63-Chad Kemenah [7] [$125]; 6. 22T-Miranda Throckmorton [6] [$100]; 7. 70-A.J. Martin [5] [$100]; 8. 9P-Parker Price-Miller [8] [$100]; 9. 22-Cole Duncan [9] [$100]; 10. 27P-Paige Polyak [10] [$100].

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 6-David Gravel [5] [-]; 2. 4S-Danny Smith [7] [-]; 3. 59-Jac Haudenschild [3] [-]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [4] [-]; 5. 40-Gary Taylor [2] [$200]; 6. 97-Sam Hafertepe Jr [9] [$180]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6] [$175]; 8. 71-Brian Sebetto [10] [$160]; 9. 23-Jimmy Light [13] [$150]; 10. 71MX-Paul May [8] [$150]; 11. 83M-Wes McIntyre [11] [$150]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [14] [$150]; 13. 1-Sammy Swindell [1] [$150]; 14. 5H-Patrick Haynes [12] [$150].

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1

Daryn Pittman

4115

0

5

19

25

6

2

Donny Schatz

3950

-165

5

14

22

0

3

Paul McMahan

3942

-173

3

14

19

6

4

Sammy Swindell

3772

-343

1

7

17

3

5

Joey Saldana

3765

-350

0

6

16

3

6

Craig Dollansky

3764

-351

2

7

16

1

7

David Gravel

3691

-424

0

4

12

1

8

Cody Darrah

3641

-474

0

3

11

1

9

Chad Kemenah

3585

-530

0

8

10

2

10

Steve Kinser

3584

-531

1

2

9

0

11

Kraig Kinser

3501

-614

1

4

14

0

12

Kerry Madsen

3454

-661

1

5

12

0

13

Jason Sides

3364

-751

0

4

10

0

14

Tim Kaeding

2957

-1158

5

12

15

0

15

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

2450

-1665

0

0

4

1

16

Greg Wilson

2096

-2019

0

1

2

0

17

Jac Haudenschild

1980

-2135

0

4

5

0

18

Bill Rose

1928

-2187

0

0

1

0

19

Brian Brown

1852

-2263

0

3

6

0

20

Brad Sweet

1632

-2483

0

3

6

0

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