Kerry Madsen Captures His Second Victory of 2013 at Eldora Speedway

Aussie’s two World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car wins this year have been at Ohio track

ROSSBURG, Ohio. – July 12, 2013 – Kerry Madsen really likes racing at Eldora Speedway. Madsen powered to victory on Friday night in the “Knight Before the Kings Royal” at the historic half-mile track in western Ohio for his second World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the season, both of which came at Eldora.

Madsen, of St Marys, NSW, Australia, finished the night right where he started, on the top of the chart after qualifying with a lap of 13.157 seconds to lead the 44-car field. He parlayed that into a fourth-place starting position in the feature and wound up in victory lane 30 laps later after holding off Brad Sweet in a thriller that included too many slide jobs to count.

 

In the feature Madsen was relentless, charging to second on the fifth lap past pole-sitter Joey Saldana. Fifteen laps later he took his Keneric Racing KPC to the lead from Sweet after several slide jobs where he could not hold the pass. Sweet mounted a few other charges in traffic, but was never be able to make the pass stick allowing Madsen to collect his second victory on the season, with the first one also on a Friday night victory at Eldora on May 3.

 

“It was an insane race,” Madsen said of the final tuneup for Saturday night’s $50,000-to-win Kings Royal. “We got to lapped traffic and Brad really couldn’t do anything with them, so I just decided to tuck up as close as I could and wait until he tried to make a move or something and try to seize the opportunity. It felt as the race progressed our car got better and better and we brought it home. Maybe I pushed too hard at the end of the race, because I didn’t want to leave any room and we got away with it.”

Sweet’s night looked promising early on in his Kasey Kahne Racing Ollie’s Bargain Outlets car, but after losing the lead he was unable to pass back Madsen.

“He was a little better getting through lapped traffic,” said Sweet, of Grass Valley, Calif. “I struggled to get past Sammy for a long time and that’s when I got bobbled and Kerry was able to get by me. We’ll take some notes and come back tomorrow hopefully one spot better. Every race we’ve come here we’ve been trying to prepare for the King’s Royal. We’ve been knocking on the door and hopefully tomorrow is our night.”

Facing handling problems, Saldana started on the pole in the Motter Equipment Eagle and held on for a third-place finish in a race that ran 30 laps caution free.

“It was a good night for us tonight really,” said Saldana, a two-time Kings Royal winner from Brownsburg, Ind. “We can’t really be upset with third. Kerry had the car to beat for sure, he was in a class of his own. We’re just struggling with our car, but at the end of tonight it really started getting better. Early on I wasn’t that good, but later on lapped traffic was the key, that’s how Madsen slid me and slid Brad. I was running them back down, but running someone down here and passing them are two different things.”

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship leader Daryn Pittman finished fourth by picking up four spots. The finish marked Pittman’s 30th top-five run this season. Eldora fan favorite Jac Haudenschild, of Wooster, Ohio, worked his way up to a strong fifth place finish.                                                                            

After missing his position in hot laps and qualifying, Kyle Larson took the KSE Hard Charger Award by picking up 17 positions and collected a seventh place. Larson’s night started off rough by qualifying 31st. Then, in an incredible feat, he transferred to the feature after finishing third just one spot out of a dash position in his heat race.

Track owner Tony Stewart’s night did not go nearly as well. Stewart lost a motor in his qualifying attempt and qualified 40th. Stewart then finished seventh in his heat race to go to the C-main, where he missed transferring to the Last Chance Showdown by one spot.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is back in action Saturday night at Eldora Speedway for the $50,000-to-win “Kings Royal” to officially kick off the Month of Money.

ELDORA SPEEDWAY NOTEBOOK

NOTES – Kerry Madsen was the fastest qualifier around high-banked, 1/2-mile oval with a time of 12.157 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Paul McMahan (4 points), Brad Sweet (3), Joey Saldana (2) and Dale Blaney (1). … Brian Brown, Daryn Pittman, Jac Haudenschild, and Jac Haudenschild won heat races. … The dash draw was a 4 for the 7th time this year. … Joey Saldana won the dash for the second time this year.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Eldora Speedway; Rossburg, Ohio; July 12, 2013

A-Main – (30 Laps): 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [4] [$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2] [$5,500]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [1] [$3,200]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [8] [$2,800]; 5. 59-Jac Haudenschild [5] [$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [12] [$2,300]; 7. 1K-Kyle Larson [24] [$2,200]; 8. 7-Craig Dollansky [14] [$2,100]; 9. 51-Paul McMahan [3] [$2,050]; 10. 21-Brian Brown [6] [$2,000]; 11. 83X-Tim Shaffer [7] [$1,500]; 12. 2-Dale Blaney [11] [$1,200]; 13. 4-Cody Darrah [20] [$1,100]; 14. 83-Tim Kaeding [21] [$1,050]; 15. 3G-Shane Stewart [16] [$1,000]; 16. 6-David Gravel [9] [$900]; 17. 45-Danny Holtgraver [15] [$800]; 18. 11-Steve Kinser [19] [$800]; 19. 1-Sammy Swindell [13] [$800]; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser [18] [$800]; 21. 24A-Rico Abreu [17] [$800]; 22. 7S-Jason Sides [22] [$800]; 23. 9W-Brandon Wimmer [23] [$800]; 24. 63-Chad Kemenah [25] [$]; 25. 1M-Danny Lasoski [10] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-20, Kerry Madsen 21-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1K-Kyle Larson [+17].

Qualifying: 1. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.157; 2. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.216; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.227; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.301; 5. 2-Dale Blaney, 13.333; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.360; 7. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.387; 8. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.404; 9. 21-Brian Brown, 13.438; 10. 6-David Gravel, 13.477; 11. 83X-Tim Shaffer, 13.487; 12. 1M-Danny Lasoski, 13.516; 13. 45-Danny Holtgraver, 13.524; 14. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.533; 15. 59-Jac Haudenschild, 13.536; 16. 3G-Shane Stewart, 13.547; 17. 24A-Rico Abreu, 13.553; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.554; 19. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.559; 20. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.564; 21. 7K-Cole Duncan, 13.579; 22. 83-Tim Kaeding, 13.596; 23. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 13.601; 24. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.641; 25. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.643; 26. 4S-Danny Smith, 13.658; 27. 6R-Bill Rose, 13.662; 28. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.691; 29. 9W-Brandon Wimmer, 13.693; 30. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.695; 31. 1K-Kyle Larson, 13.746; 32. 63-Chad Kemenah, 13.754; 33. 55X-James McFadden, 13.758; 34. OO-Jim Nier, 13.761; 35. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.770; 36. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.801; 37. 16-Danny Mumaw, 13.807; 38. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.839; 39. 9X-Rob Chaney, 13.897; 40. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.922; 41. 82-Jason Solwold, 14.059; 42. 2M-Dallas Hewitt, 14.352; 43. 60-Kory Crabtree, 14.472; 44. 96AU-Bruce White, 15.347.

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 3. 45-Danny Holtgraver [1]; 4. 2-Dale Blaney [3]; 5. 24A-Rico Abreu [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 7. 9W-Brandon Wimmer [8]; 8. 55X-James McFadden [9]; 9. 7K-Cole Duncan [6]; 10. 16-Danny Mumaw [10]; 11. 82-Jason Solwold [11].

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 6-David Gravel [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 83-Tim Kaeding [6]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 7. 11N-Randy Hannagan [8]; 8. OO-Jim Nier [9]; 9. 40-Caleb Helms [10]; 10. 2M-Dallas Hewitt [11]; 11. 4S-Danny Smith [7].

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 59-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 83X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 1K-Kyle Larson [8]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell [3]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [6]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser [5]; 8. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild [9]; 9. 6R-Bill Rose [7]; 10. 9X-Rob Chaney [10]; 11. 60-Kory Crabtree [11].

Heat 4 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 1M-Danny Lasoski [2]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 3G-Shane Stewart [1]; 4. 4-Cody Darrah [5]; 5. 7-Craig Dollansky [3]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 7. 14-Tony Stewart [10]; 8. 63-Chad Kemenah [8]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [9]; 11. 96AU-Bruce White [11].

Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 5. 59-Jac Haudenschild [10]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [5]; 7. 83X-Tim Shaffer [7]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [9]; 9. 6-David Gravel [6]; 10. 1M-Danny Lasoski [8].

C-Main – (10 Laps – Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature): 1. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild [1] [-]; 2. 40-Caleb Helms [3] [-]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [5] [$125]; 4. 82-Jason Solwold [6] [$125]; 5. 2M-Dallas Hewitt [7] [$125]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [2] [$100]; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree [8] [$100]; 8. 96AU-Bruce White [9] [$100]; 9. 9X-Rob Chaney [4] [$100]; 10. 16-Danny Mumaw [10] [$100].

Last Chance Showdown – (12 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 11-Steve Kinser [2] [-]; 2. 9W-Brandon Wimmer [10] [-]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1] [-]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [6] [-]; 5. 6R-Bill Rose [8] [$200]; 6. 11N-Randy Hannagan [11] [$180]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [5] [$175]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9] [$160]; 9. 55X-James McFadden [13] [$150]; 10. 7K-Cole Duncan [3] [$150]; 11. 40-Caleb Helms [16] [$150]; 12. 63-Chad Kemenah [12] [$150]; 13. 4S-Danny Smith [7] [$150]; 14. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [4] [$150]; 15. OO-Jim Nier [14] [$150]; 16. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild [15] [$150].

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T 5

T 10

QT

1

Daryn Pittman

6081

0

6

30

36

9

2

Paul McMahan

5938

-143

3

22

33

10

3

Donny Schatz

5907

-174

9

22

34

0

4

Craig Dollansky

5664

-417

5

13

25

1

5

Sammy Swindell

5648

-433

2

11

27

4

6

Joey Saldana

5586

-495

0

9

23

3

7

David Gravel

5473

-608

1

6

19

1

8

Cody Darrah

5457

-624

1

7

18

1

9

Steve Kinser

5377

-704

1

4

17

0

10

Kraig Kinser

5274

-807

1

7

21

0

11

Kerry Madsen

5244

-837

2

6

17

1

12

Chad Kemenah

5232

-849

0

9

12

2

13

Jason Sides

5201

-880

0

7

19

1

14

Tim Kaeding

4779

-1302

7

19

24

0

15

Brian Brown

2860

-3221

0

4

11

0

16

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

2804

-3277

0

0

4

1

17

Bill Rose

2678

-3403

0

0

1

0

18

Wayne Johnson

2430

-3651

0

0

2

0

19

Greg Wilson

2283

-3798

0

1

2

0

20

Jac Haudenschild

2195

-3886

0

5

6

0

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