Kaeding Takes Lead on Final Lap to Capture ‘FVP Outlaws at Elko’

Californian charges from 13th to earn fourth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car win

ELKO, Minn. – May 10, 2013 – Tim Kaeding was in the right place at the right time to win the rain-shortened FVP Outlaws at Elko on Friday night in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series inaugural event at Elko Speedway.

A packed house saw Kaeding charge through the field from 13th to finally take the lead on lap 34, just as a red flag came out for a flipped car in turn two. Immediately after the wreck, the skies opened and a downpour forced series and track officials to call the race, handing Kaeding his fourth victory of the season.

While Kaeding was working his way to the front at Elko, a paved track that was covered in dirt for this special event, Craig Dollansky and Kerry Madsen waged a back-and-forth battle for the second consecutive Friday night. Dollansky started on the pole for the second time this season and led the first 14 laps with Madsen relentlessly hounding him. Finally, Madsen was able to get around Dollansky in a tight move going into turn one to lead laps 15 through lap 33. Kaeding, though, was too strong and Madsen was unable to hold him off on the 34th lap, which was ultimately the final lap.

“The last lap is always the best lap to lead,” said Kaeding, a native of San Jose, Calif., who drives the Roth Enterprises KPC. “The red came out right when we needed it and Mother Nature didn’t want us to finish this race I guess.

“It was a two grove track. The bottom took rubber and you had to stay in the rubber to run around or you could run the top and try not to run through the little bit of moisture that was left up there. We moved around a little bit, we were better on the top, I could carry a lot more momentum so I stayed up there and just picked the guys off.”

Madsen was trying to win his second consecutive Friday night event after taking the checkered flag last week at Eldora Speedway in his Keneric Racing KPC, but a mechanical issue in the waning laps nearly cost him his runner-up finish.

“The track was fantastic, we just had an issue and we’re very lucky to finish at all,” said Madsen, a native of St. Marys, NSW, Australia, who is trying to turn around his season after a slow start. “It’s been a nightmare, but to give away a race like that, Tim’s good, but these races are hard to win.”

Dollansky tried to take charge of the event early in his special Aggressive Hydraulics/Eyecon Trail Cameras Maxim, but after a dozen laps he knew it was going to be a struggle in front of his home state fans.

“About 12 or 13 laps in our motor laid down and I feel like we’re pretty fortunate to make it to the end,” said Dollansky, of Elk River, Minn. “It was a great race and I know Tim started fairly deep so again I hope these Minnesota fans got to see a good race.”

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship points leader Daryn Pittman logged another solid top-five run, finishing fourth after starting 12th to continue his incredible season in the Kasey Kahne Racing Great Clips Maxim. It was Pittman’s 17th top-10 finish and his 14th top-five run with four wins in 20 events this season.

Next up, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series heads south to historic Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway on Saturday night for the Mediacom Shootout.

ELKO SPEEDWAY NOTEBOOK

NOTES – Sam Hafertepe set quick time in qualifying at the high-banked 3/8-mile in 12.507 seconds. … Lasoski, Madsen, Tatnell and Wolfe won heat races. … The dash draw was a 6 for the 12th time this year. … Dollansky won the dash for the second time this season … Tim Kaeding led the final lap to win at Elko, giving him a series-high 102 laps led this season.

WINNERS – Daryn Pittman – 4 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 13, Tucson International Raceway on March 9, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, and Eldora Speedway on May 4); Tim Kaeding – 4 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 7, Tri-State Speedway on April 20, and Elko Speedway on May 10); Craig Dollansky – 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 16 and Salina Highbanks Speedway on April 27); Donny Schatz – 2 (Kings Speedway on April 12 and The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6); Shane Golobic – 1 (Antioch Speedway on April 5); Kyle Larson – 1 (Stockton 99 Dirt Track on March 22); Danny Lasoski – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17); Paul McMahan – 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on March 23); Terry McCarl – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16), Sammy Swindell – 1 (Merced Speedway on March 29), Steve Kinser – 1 (El Paso Speedway Park on April 16) Kerry Madsen – 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 3).

QUALIFYING – Sam Hafertepe Jr. was the fastest qualifier around the 3/8-mile oval with a time of 12.507 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Chad Kemenah (4 points), Sammy Swindell (3), Daryn Pittman (2) and Tim Kaeding (1).

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CONTINGENCY WINNERS – Penske Shocks ($100 certificate): Joey Saldan; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Tim Kaeding; Comp Cams ($50 certificate): Tim Kaeding; STP ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Bruce High Performance Transporters ($50 cash): Craig Dollansky; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; UNOH ($50 cash): Cody Darrah; American Racing Custom Wheels ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Bruce High Performance Transporters ($200 certificates): Craig Dollansky, Jason Sides, Wayne Johnson; Superflow ($50 cash): Sammy Swindell; JE Pistons (set of rings): Terry McCarl and Wayne Johnson; Klotz Synthetic Lubricants ($50 cash): Terry McCarl; MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Wayne Johnson; Armor All (case of product): Tim Kaeding; KSE Racing Products ($100 certificate): Tim Kaeding.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; FVP Outlaws at Elko; Elko (Minn.) Speedway; May 10, 2013

A-Main – (34 Laps, rain-shortened): 1. 83-Tim Kaeding [13] [$10,000]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [2] [$5,500]; 3. 7-Craig Dollansky [1] [$3,200]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [12] [$2,800]; 5. 63-Chad Kemenah [4] [$2,500]; 6. 4-Cody Darrah [15] [$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [14] [$2,200]; 8. 82-Lucas Wolfe [9] [$2,100]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [6] [$2,050]; 10. 51-Paul McMahan [18] [$2,000]; 11. 71M-Joey Saldana [7] [$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [20] [$1,200]; 13. 18-Ian Madsen [3] [$1,100]; 14. 1-Sammy Swindell [11] [$1,050]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16] [$1,000]; 16. 24-Terry McCarl [23] [$900]; 17. 11-Steve Kinser [17] [$800]; 18. 25-Brooke Tatnell [10] [$800]; 19. 35-Skylar Prochaska [24] [$800]; 20. 6-David Gravel [21] [$800]; 21. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [5] [$800]; 22. 1M-Danny Lasoski [8] [$800]; 23. 21-Brian Brown [19] [$800]; 24. 77X-Wayne Johnson [22] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Craig Dollansky 1-14, Kerry Madsen 15-33, Tim Kaeding 34. KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-Tim Kaeding [+12]

Qualifying – 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 12.507; 2. 63-Chad Kemenah, 12.525; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell, 12.552; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.593; 5. 83-Tim Kaeding, 12.597; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.609; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.623; 8. 4-Cody Darrah, 12.654; 9. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.689; 10. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.722; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.742; 12. 7-Craig Dollansky, 12.750; 13. 25-Brooke Tatnell, 12.787; 14. 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.836; 15. 1M-Danny Lasoski, 12.866; 16. 82-Lucas Wolfe, 12.867; 17. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.871; 18. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.896; 19. 21-Brian Brown, 12.899; 20. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.947; 21. 7K-Dustin Selvage, 13.008; 22. 6-David Gravel, 13.009; 23. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.045; 24. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.073; 25. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 13.146; 26. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.155; 27. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 13.188; 28. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.199; 29. 56-David Heskin, 13.249; 30. 19-Ryan Wilson, 13.278; 31. 81-Austin Johnson, 13.609; 32. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 13.780

Heat 1 – (10 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 25-Brooke Tatnell [1]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 3. 83-Tim Kaeding [3]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [4]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser [5]; 6. 13-Mark Dobmeier [7]; 7. 7K-Dustin Selvage [6]; 8. 56-David Heskin [8]

Heat 2 – (10 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 63-Chad Kemenah [4]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [7]; 7. 6-David Gravel [6]; 8. 19-Ryan Wilson [8]

Heat 3 – (10 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 1M-Danny Lasoski [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 5. 77X-Wayne Johnson [6]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [5]; 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska [7]; 8. 81-Austin Johnson [8]

Heat 4 – (10 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 82-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 2. 7-Craig Dollansky [2]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [3]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 24-Terry McCarl [6]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 7. 17B-Bill Balog [7]; 8. 97-Alan Gilbertson [8]

Dash – (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 7-Craig Dollansky [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 4. 63-Chad Kemenah [5]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [6]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana [8]; 8. 1M-Danny Lasoski [9]; 9. 82-Lucas Wolfe [10]; 10. 25-Brooke Tatnell [7]

Last Chance Showdown – (12 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 21-Brian Brown [1] [-]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [2] [-]; 3. 6-David Gravel [4] [-]; 4. 35-Skylar Prochaska [7] [-]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [6] [$200]; 6. 7K-Dustin Selvage [3] [$180]; 7. 56-David Heskin [9] [$175]; 8. 17B-Bill Balog [8] [$160]; 9. 81-Austin Johnson [11] [$150]; 10. 97-Alan Gilbertson [12] [$150]; 11. 13-Mark Dobmeier [5] [$150]; 12. 19-Ryan Wilson [10] [$150].

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Top 20 Championship Standings

Pos.

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1

Daryn Pittman

2844

0

4

14

17

3

2

Paul McMahan

2706

-138

1

9

13

5

3

Donny Schatz

2665

-179

2

7

14

0

4

Joey Saldana

2653

-191

0

5

12

3

5

Sammy Swindell

2624

-220

1

4

11

0

6

Craig Dollansky

2614

-230

2

5

11

1

7

David Gravel

2589

-255

0

4

10

1

8

Cody Darrah

2536

-308

0

2

8

1

9

Chad Kemenah

2495

-349

0

6

8

2

10

Steve Kinser

2474

-370

1

1

7

0

11

Kerry Madsen

2413

-431

1

4

9

0

12

Kraig Kinser

2366

-478

0

3

8

0

13

Jason Sides

2288

-556

0

2

7

0

14

Tim Kaeding

2077

-767

4

10

12

0

15

Greg Wilson

1714

-1130

0

0

1

0

16

Brian Brown

1705

-1139

0

2

5

0

17

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

1662

-1182

0

0

2

1

18

Jac Haudenschild

1396

-1448

0

4

5

0

19

Kyle Hirst

1319

-1525

0

0

3

1

20

Terry McCarl

1314

-1530

1

1

1

0

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