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Dollansky Ends Schatz’s Rule at Volusia Speedway Park

Swindell is overall sprint car champion of UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit

BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 19, 2012 — Craig Dollansky emerged from his World of Outlaws sprint car and shared the sentiments felt by most of the teams, crew and spectators.

“This was a long day,” he said. “It was two nights of racing in one day.”

Dollansky capped a World of Outlaws doubleheader on Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., by outlasting Donny Schatz, who started on the pole and had won every race he had been in all day. Schatz claimed the afternoon feature, which had been delayed since Friday because of rain.

It was also the final event for the sprint car portion of the 41st annual UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment, which was claimed by Sammy Swindell.

In the nightcap on Sunday, Dollansky entered the 25-lap feature on the outside front row – next to Schatz, who swept the afternoon event and claimed his heat race and the dash prior to feature.

The duo raced side by side – Schatz on the bottom and Dollansky in the high groove against the wall – for nearly a full lap before Dollansky got the edge coming to the flagstand on the opening lap. He maintained the lead while Schatz remained within striking distance for the first dozen laps.

On lap 13, the leaders entered lapped traffic. Three laps later, Schatz rocketed off the bottom in turn two to take the lead only to see Dollansky capitalize on his momentum and regain the top spot entering turn three.

“I had opportunities; I did pass him I think once coming out of (turn) two, got underneath him once going into (turn) three,” Schatz said. “We were there. Every time we got to him he was able to get a little better.”

David Gravel, who picked up his first career World of Outlaws feature victory last season, joined the mix in the final 10 laps. The top three were separated by a total of a half-dozen car lengths for several laps, and Gravel and Schatz exchanged the runner-up position with two laps remaining.

“We really started catching them there at the end,” Gravel said after finishing third. “I thought we really had something and then it started taking rubber on the bottom. Those last few laps it was pretty much just one lane.”

One bobble would have cost any of the drivers in the closing laps, but Dollansky was smooth and protected the bottom of the track to pick up his first World of Outlaws victory of the season and second sprint car win of the week.

“Once I settled in and just tried to watch our line and watch the bottom, I felt pretty comfortable at that point,” he said.

Schatz finished a close second – less than seven-tenths behind Dollansky.

“I think my best chance was actually on the last lap there on the bottom,” Schatz said. “I needed him to make a mistake. I thought he was going to. He did the lap before and I got a good run on him. I really thought I was going to get that opportunity on the last lap, which would have been a pretty exciting finish for us.”

Kraig Kinser finished fourth and Swindell was fifth.

He received a unique four-foot trophy shaped like an alligator for being the overall sprint car champion. He finished the week with three top fives, four top 10s and an average feature finish of 6.6.

“You just have to be consistent every day,” he said. “I’d like to have some wins, but we were competitive every night.”

Dale Blaney, Danny Lasoski, Jason Sides, Joey Saldana and Danny Smith rounded out the top 10, respectively.

Brad Sweet, Gravel, Schatz and Swindell each won a heat race and Daryn Pittman was the fastest in qualifying with a lap of 14.294 seconds. He also won the Last Chance Showdown.

The next World of Outlaws race is scheduled for March 8 at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas.

Tickets for the rest of the 41st annual UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit can be ordered online by clicking WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets, by calling 877-395-8606 or purchased at the track.

Volusia Speedway Park Notebook

WINNERS – Craig Dollansky – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19); Donny Schatz – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19); Danny Lasoski – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 18).

TIME TRIALS – Daryn Pittman was the fastest qualifier around the half-mile oval with a time of 14.294 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Dale Blaney (4 points), Joey Saldana (3), Sammy Swindell (2) and Kraig Kinser (1).

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UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment Statistical Report; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.; Feb. 19, 2012

A-Main – (25 Laps) – 1. 7-Craig Dollansky [2] [$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1] [$5,500]; 3. 89G-David Gravel [4] [$3,200]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5] [$2,800]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell [6] [$2,500]; 6. 2-Dale Blaney [8] [$2,300]; 7. 33-Danny Lasoski [3] [$2,200]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [12] [$2,100]; 9. 9-Joey Saldana [7] [$2,050]; 10. 4S-Danny Smith [10] [$2,000]; 11. 14S-Tony Stewart [13] [$1,500]; 12. 11-Steve Kinser [15] [$1,200]; 13. 49-Brad Sweet [9] [$1,100]; 14. 14-Jason Meyers [14] [$1,050]; 15. 63-Chad Kemenah [16] [$1,000]; 16. 1Z-Sam Hafertepe Jr [17] [$900]; 17. 28-Brian Paulus [20] [$800]; 18. 4-Cody Darrah [19] [$800]; 19. 24-Terry McCarl [18] [$800]; 20. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [24] [$800]; 21. 6-Bill Rose [23] [$800]; 22. 27-Daryn Pittman [11] [$800]; 23. 20E-Brian Ellenberger [22] [$800]; 24. 39-Greg Hodnett [21] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Craig Dollansky 1-25. Hard Charger Award: 7S-Jason Sides [+4].

Qualifying – 1. 27-Daryn Pittman, 14.294; 2. 2-Dale Blaney, 14.380; 3. 9-Joey Saldana, 14.453; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell, 14.461; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.548; 6. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.562; 7. 14S-Tony Stewart, 14.581; 8. O-Glen Styres, 14.613; 9. 7-Craig Dollansky, 14.617; 10. 89G-David Gravel, 14.628; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.677; 12. 33-Danny Lasoski, 14.703; 13. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.751; 14. 4S-Danny Smith, 14.764; 15. 14-Jason Meyers, 14.780; 16. 11-Steve Kinser, 14.780; 17. 63-Chad Kemenah, 14.792; 18. 77-Aaron Ott, 14.844; 19. 1Z-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 14.849; 20. 24-Terry McCarl, 14.882; 21. 4-Cody Darrah, 14.890; 22. 28-Brian Paulus, 14.916; 23. 39-Greg Hodnett, 14.971; 24. 20E-Brian Ellenberger, 15.017; 25. 2X-Dustin Morgan, 15.075; 26. 59-Dave Blaney, 15.129; 27. 51-Fred Rahmer, 15.213; 28. 54-Cap Henry, 15.232; 29. 29-Kerry Madsen, 15.253; 30. 45-Paul McMahan, 15.328; 31. 5-Jac Haudenschild, 15.359; 32. 6-Bill Rose, 15.601; 33. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, No Time.

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 7-Craig Dollansky [2]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [6]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 5. 63-Chad Kemenah [5]; 6. 27-Daryn Pittman [4]; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen [8]; 8. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [9]; 9. 2X-Dustin Morgan [7].

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 89G-David Gravel [2]; 2. 4S-Danny Smith [1]; 3. 2-Dale Blaney [4]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 5. 28-Brian Paulus [6]; 6. 77-Aaron Ott [5]; 7. 45-Paul McMahan [8]; 8. 59-Dave Blaney [7].

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 9-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 14S-Tony Stewart [3]; 4. 14-Jason Meyers [1]; 5. 39-Greg Hodnett [6]; 6. 1Z-Sam Hafertepe Jr [5]; 7. 51-Fred Rahmer [7]; 8. 5-Jac Haudenschild [8].

Heat 4 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 2. 33-Danny Lasoski [2]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 4. 6-Bill Rose [8]; 5. 20E-Brian Ellenberger [6]; 6. 24-Terry McCarl [5]; 7. O-Glen Styres [3]; 8. 54-Cap Henry [7].

Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 7-Craig Dollansky [4]; 3. 33-Danny Lasoski [1]; 4. 89G-David Gravel [3]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell [6]; 7. 9-Joey Saldana [7]; 8. 2-Dale Blaney [8]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [9]; 10. 4S-Danny Smith [10].

B-Main – (10 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 27-Daryn Pittman [1] [-]; 2. 1Z-Sam Hafertepe Jr [4] [-]; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [13] [-]; 4. 24-Terry McCarl [5] [-]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [10] [$200]; 6. 77-Aaron Ott [3] [$180]; 7. 59-Dave Blaney [7] [$175]; 8. O-Glen Styres [2] [$160]; 9. 45-Paul McMahan [11] [$150]; 10. 2X-Dustin Morgan [6] [$150]; 11. 51-Fred Rahmer [8] [$150]; 12. 5-Jac Haudenschild [12] [$150]; 13. 54-Cap Henry [9] [$150].

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Top 20 Championship Standings

Pos.

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5’s

Top 10’s

QT

1

Donny Schatz

438

0

1

3

3

0

2

Sammy Swindell

433

-5

0

3

3

1

3

Brad Sweet

408

-30

0

1

2

0

Craig Dollansky

408

-30

1

2

2

0

5

Jason Sides

402

-36

0

1

2

0

6

Dale Blaney

401

-37

0

0

2

0

7

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

391

-47

0

0

2

0

8

Joey Saldana

391

-47

0

1

2

0

9

Danny Lasoski

389

-49

1

1

2

0

Kraig Kinser

389

-49

0

1

2

0

11

Jason Meyers

387

-51

0

1

1

1

12

David Gravel

380

-58

0

1

1

0

13

Steve Kinser

374

-64

0

0

1

0

14

Cody Darrah

367

-71

0

0

1

0

15

Brian Ellenberger

346

-92

0

0

1

0

16

Fred Rahmer

341

-97

0

0

1

0

17

Lucas Wolfe

340

-98

0

0

0

0

18

Aaron Ott

339

-99

0

0

1

0

19

Chad Kemenah

334

-104

0

0

0

0

20

Danny Smith

329

-109

0

0

1

0

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Live Updates from Volusia Speedway Park

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Click on this page throughout the night for live updates, including lineups and results for qualifying, heat races, the dash and main events. We will also provide any weather updates when necessary and other interesting tidbits from the pits.

(10:31 p.m.) Craig Dollansky held off Donny Schatz for the win with David Gravel a close third. Here are the results:

1, Craig Dollansky. 2, Donny Schatz. 3, David Gravel. 4, Kraig Kinser. 5, Sammy Swindell. 6, Dale Blaney. 7, Danny Lasoski. 8, Jason Sides. 9, Joey Saldana. 10, Danny Smith. 11, Tony Stewart. 12, Steve Kinser. 13, Brad Sweet. 14, Jason Meyers. 15, Chad Kemenah. 16, Sam Hafertepe Jr. 17, Brian Paulus. 18, Cody Darrah. 19, Terry McCarl. 20, Lucas Wolfe. 21, Bill Rose. 22, Daryn Pittman. 23, Brian Ellenberger. 24, Greg Hodnett.

(10:06 p.m.) They are going to run the 25-lap feature next. Here is the lineup:

1, Donny Schatz. 2, Craig Dollansky. 3, Danny Lasoski. 4, David Gravel. 5, Kraig Kinser. 6, Sammy Swindell. 7, Joey Saldana. 8, Dale Blaney. 9, Brad Sweet. 10, Danny Smith. 11, Daryn Pittman. 12, Jason Sides. 13, Tony Stewart. 14, Jason Meyers. 15, Steve Kinser. 16, Chad Kemenah. 17, Sam Hafertepe Jr. 18, Terry McCarl. 19, Cody Darrah. 20, Brian Paulus. 21, Greg Hodnett. 22, Brian Ellenberger. 23, Bill Rose. 24, Lucas Wolfe.

(10:02 p.m.) Daryn Pittman claimed the Last Chance Showdown and Sam Hafertepe Jr., Lucas Wolfe and Terry McCarl all transferred to the feature. Here are the results:

1, Daryn Pittman. 2, Sam Hafertepe Jr. 3, Lucas Wolfe. 4, Terry McCarl. 5, Kerry Madsen. 6, Aaron Ott. 7, Dave Blaney. 8, Glenn Styres. 9, Paul McMahan. 10, Dustin Morgan. 11, Fred Rahmer. 12, Jac Haudenschild. 13, Cap Henry.

(9:50 p.m.) Donny Schatz outlasted Craig Dollansky to win the dash and earn the pole position for the feature. Here are the results:

1, Donny Schatz. 2, Craig Dollansky. 3, Danny Lasoski. 4, David Gravel. 5, Kraig Kinser. 6, Sammy Swindell. 7, Joey Saldana. 8, Dale Blaney. 9, Brad Sweet. 10, Danny Smith.

(9:35 p.m.) Dash cars are headed to staging.

(9:10 p.m.) The dash inversion was eight so Danny Lasoski will start on the pole of the feature. Here is the lineup:

1, Danny Lasoski. 2, Donny Schatz. 3, David Gravel. 4, Craig Dollansky. 5, Kraig Kinser. 6, Sammy Swindell. 7, Joey Saldana. 8, Dale Blaney. 9, Brad Sweet. 10, Danny Smith.

(8:53 p.m.) They are doing a little bit of track work right now.

(8:39 p.m.) Here is the lineup for the 12-lap Last Chance Showdown, which transfers the top four to the feature:

1, Daryn Pittman. 2, Glenn Styres. 3, Aaron Ott. 4, Sam Hafertepe Jr. 5, Terry McCarl. 6, Dustin Morgan. 7, Dave Blaney. 8, Fred Rahmer. 9, Cap Henry. 10, Kerry Madsen. 11, Paul McMahan. 12, Jac Haudenschild. 13, Lucas Wolfe.

The drivers who qualified for the dash are: Dale Blaney, Joey Saldana, Sammy Swindell, Kraig Kinser, Craig Dollansky, David Gravel, Donny Schatz, Danny Lasoski, Brad Sweet and Danny Smith.

(8:34 p.m.) Sammy Swindell charged from fourth to win the fourth-and-final heat race and Danny Lasoski held off Steve Kinser for the other spot in the dash. Here are the results:

1, Sammy Swindell. 2, Danny Lasoski. 3, Steve Kinser. 4, Bill Rose. 5, Brian Ellenberger. 6, Terry McCarl. 7, Glenn Styres. 8, Cap Henry.

(8:27 p.m.) Donny Schatz won the third heat race and Joey Saldana passed Jason Meyers for the runner-up position on the final lap. Here are the results:

1, Donny Schatz. 2, Joey Saldana. 3, Tony Stewart. 4, Jason Meyers. 5, Greg Hodnett. 6, Sam Hafertepe Jr. 7, Fred Rahmer. 8, Jac Haudenschild.

(8:20 p.m.) David Gravel claimed the second heat race and Danny Smith will join him in the dash. Here are the results:

1, David Gravel. 2, Danny Smith. 3, Dale Blaney. 4, Jason Sides. 5, Brian Paulus. 6, Aaron Ott. 7, Paul McMahan. 8, Dave Blaney.

(8:12 p.m.) Brad Sweet held off Craig Dollansky for the first heat race win. Here are the results:

1, Brad Sweet. 2, Craig Dollansky. 3, Cody Darrah. 4, Kraig Kinser. 5, Chad Kemenah. 6, Daryn Pittman. 7, Kerry Madsen. 8, Lucas Wolfe. 9, Dustin Morgan.

(8:05 p.m.) Just finished Opening Ceremonies. Heat races are up next.

(7:43 p.m.) Here are the lineups for the eight-lap heat races, which advance five to the feature and the top two to the dash:

Heat #1: 1, Brad Sweet. 2, Craig Dollansky. 3, Kraig Kinser. 4, Daryn Pittman. 5, Chad Kemenah. 6, Cody Darrah. 7, Dustin Morgan. 8, Kerry Madsen. 9, Lucas aolfe.

Heat #2: 1, Danny Smith. 2, David Gravel. 3, Jason Sides. 4, Dale Blaney. 5, Aaron Ott. 6, Brian Paulus. 7, Dave Blaney. 8, Paul McMahan.

Heat #3: 1, Jason Meyers. 2, Donny Schatz. 3, Tony Stewart. 4, Joey Saldana. 5, Sam Hafertepe Jr. 6, Greg Hodnett. 7, Fred Rahmer. 8, Jac Haudenschild.

Heat #4: 1, Steve Kinser. 2, Danny Lasoski. 3, Glenn Styres. 4, Sammy Swindell. 5, Terry McCarl. 6, Brian Ellenberger. 7, Cap Henry. 8, Bill Rose.

(7:36 p.m.) Daryn Pittman earned quick time with a lap of 14.294 seconds. Here are the qualifying results:

1, Daryn Pittman. 2, Dale Blaney. 3, Joey Saldana. 4, Sammy Swindell. 5, Kraig Kinser. 6, Jason Sides. 7, Tony Stewart. 8, Glenn Styres. 9, Craig Dollansky. 10, David Gravel. 11, Donny Schatz. 12, Danny Lasoski. 13, Brad Sweet. 14, Danny Smith. 15, Jason Meyers. 16, Steve Kinser. 17, Chad Kemenah. 18, Aaron Ott. 19, Sam Hafertepe Jr. 20, Terry McCarl. 21, Cody Darrah. 22, Brian Paulus. 23, Greg Hodnett. 24, Brian Ellenberger. 25, Dustin Morgan. 26, Dave Blaney. 27, Fred Rahmer. 28, Cap Henry. 29, Kerry Madsen. 30, Paul McMahan. 31, Jac Haudenschild. 32, Bill Rose. 33, Lucas Wolfe, No Time.

Paul May has scratched for the night.

(7:11 p.m.) Chad Kemenah was quickest in the fourth-and-final session at 14.301. Donny Schatz was second at 14.595 and Cody Darrah was third at 14.625.

(7:08 p.m.) Kraig Kinser was quickest in the third hot-lap session at 14.349 seconds. Steve Kinser was second at 14.482 and Jason Meyers was third at 14.609.

(7:01 p.m.) Dale Blaney was quickest in the second hot-lap session with a time of 14.114 seconds. Joey Saldana was second at 14.116 and Aaron Ott was third at 14.317.

(6:55 p.m.) Sammy Swindell was quickest in the first hot-lap session with a 13.547. Tony Stewart was second at 14.070 seconds and Bill Rose third at 14.154.

(6:41 p.m.) Drivers are putting heat in the engine. Hot laps will follow.

(6:22 p.m.) We have 34 cars signed in for tonight’s race. Each will get two qualifying laps and those results will line up the four, eight-lap heat races, which will be inverted by four (meaning the fast qualifier starts fourth in the first heat, the second quickest starts fourth in the second heat, etc.). The top five in each heat advance to the feature and the top two to the dash. Additionally, the top-two qualifiers who advance to the feature, but don’t finish in the top two during their heat race will be in the six-lap dash.

Any driver who didn’t advance to the feature will compete in a 12-lap Last Chance Showdown, which will transfer the top four to the feature.

(6:17 p.m.) We are about a half hour away from the drivers putting heat into their engines. The track is starting to take shape. Here is a roster based on the qualifying order:

7 — Craig Dollansky

6 — Bill Rose

4s — Danny Smith

27 — Daryn Pittman

1 — Sammy Swindell

71m — Paul May

14s — Tony Stewart

0 — Glenn Styres

28 — Brian Paulus

2x — Dustin Morgan

24 — Terry McCarl

39 — Greg Hodnett

45 — Paul McMahan

9 — Joey Saldana

89g — David Gravel

2 — Dale Blaney

77 — Aaron Ott

5w — Lucas Wolfe

14 — Jason Meyers

11k — Kraig Kinser

49 — Brad Sweet

29 — Kerry Madsen

51 — Fred Rahmer

11 — Steve Kinser

5 — Jac Haudenschild

33 — Danny Lasoski

1z — Sam Hafertepe Jr.

63 — Chad Kemenah

20e — Brian Ellenberger

7s — Jason Sides

15 — Donny Schatz

54 — Cap Henry

59 — Dave Blaney

4 — Cody Darrah

(5:53 p.m.) Donny Schatz won the first feature a couple of hours ago and we’re getting ready to start the regularly schedule event.

They have been doing a ton of track work the past hour and a half since the afternoon session ended. According to our schedule, sprint cars will put heat in their engines soon and hot laps will begin shortly after.