BANK ROLL: McMahan Captures World of Outlaws Return to Belleville

Wins for the second time in a week as Dollansky, Meyers round out top three 

BELLEVILLE, Kan. – June 3, 2011 –Paul McMahan dominated the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series return to the Belleville High Banks on Friday night by capturing his second victory in the past three events and setting a track record in the process.

 

“Horsepower was king tonight,” said McMahan, of Nashville, Tenn., who held off everybody from Steve Kinser to Craig Dollansky over 25 laps during the main event. “Speedway Engines has given us great pieces all year long and we’re finally closing these deals out. I was able to get going really well around the top groove of the race track and that’s why I always picked that lane on the restarts.”

 

The night started out with McMahan blistering the half-mile circular speedway en route to a track record in the Roth/Kahne-owned HR Cattle Maxim. The lap of 14.258 seconds eclipsed the previous mark of 14.321 set by Terry McCarl in 2009. It also was McMahan’s series-leading sixth Quick Time of the season.

McMahan then charged to the front in the feature at the drop of the green flag. On a double-file restart with 18 of the 25 laps complete, he went to the high groove and made it work. Steve Kinser was breathing down his neck in the Bass Pro Shops/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet despite having had wrist surgery only a couple of days earlier, but then a right rear tire let go and sent Kinser into a flip.

Kinser stayed in the car, took it to the work area and returned much to the delight of the standing-room-only crowd, but McMahan was so strong nobody was going to catch him. Dollansky gave it his best shot in the Big Game Treestands/Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim, but wound up second. Defending series champion Jason Meyers surged from 15th to finish third in the Allstar Performance/DDNI/GLR Investments KPC.

“We had some trouble getting going tonight,” said Dollansky, of Elk River, Minn. “The top groove really was the place to be and I couldn’t really get going for a lap. We’re going to take a look at it and see what was the issue. However, you have to be happy when you can come home with a second in one of these things.”

While McMahan and Dollansky voted the top grove as the preferred line around the track, Meyers found the low line to be fast for his car.

“I noticed that Sammy went low and had some success with it but didn’t hold it down there throughout turn two so I tried to see if I could and it worked out for me,” said Meyers, of Clovis, Calif. “Everyone else was good around the top. I was just happy to finish where we did and learn a thing or two about this great race track.”

Series points leader Joey Saldana came home 5th to extend his points lead over Schatz to 19. Kinser now sits 48 back in third as the top six in points are separated by a mere 93 markers.

The Outlaws now head for Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Saturday, June 4.

BELLEVILLE HIGH BANKS NOTEBOOK

QUICK TIME – Paul McMahan was the night’s fastest qualifier with a lap around the half mile oval in 14.285 seconds, earning five championship points. Steve Kinser, Joey Saldana, Cody Darrah and Craig Dollansky also earned qualifying points. It marked McMahan’s sixith Quick Time of the season.

WINNERS – There have been 19 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events in 2011. The winners include: Steve Kinser – 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 11 and 12, Pike County Raceway on Feb. 25, the Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4); Joey Saldana – 3 (Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 3, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 19, Eldora Speedway on May 6); Jason Sides – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Calistoga Speedway on April 2, I-96 Speedway on May 30); Sammy Swindell – 3 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 26, Merced Speedway on April 1, Tri-State Speedway on April 30); Craig Dollansky – 2 (Silver Dollar Speedway on March 12, Salina Highbanks Speedway on May 3); Paul McMahan – 2 (the Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 28, Belleville Highbanks on June 3);  Daryn Pittman – 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 13); Donny Schatz – 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 20.)

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World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Belleville (Kan.) High Banks; June 3, 2011

A-Main – (25 Laps) – 1. 83-Paul McMahan [2] [$10,000]; 2. 7-Craig Dollansky [1] [$5,500]; 3. 14-Jason Meyers [15] [$3,200]; 4. 92-Kerry Madsen [7] [$2,800]; 5. 9-Joey Saldana [3] [$2,500]; 6. 6-Kraig Kinser [8] [$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [11] [$2,200]; 8. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [4] [$2,100]; 9. 1-Sammy Swindell [9] [$2,050]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [14] [$2,000]; 11. 6R-Bill Rose [12] [$1,500]; 12. 11-Steve Kinser [5] [$1,200]; 13. 1X-Don Droud Jr [13] [$1,100]; 14. 76J-Justin Schiwien [20] [$1,050]; 15. 81-Jon Freeman [16] [$1,000]; 16. 10C-Jeremy Campbell [17] [$900]; 17. 19-Patrick Stasa [19] [$800]; 18. 91X-Jeff Stasa [18] [$800]; 19. 91-Cody Darrah [6] [$800]; 20. 63-Chad Kemenah [10] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Paul McMahan 1-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 14-Jason Meyers [+12].

Qualifying –  1. 83-Paul McMahan, 14.258; 2. 11-Steve Kinser, 14.336; 3. 9-Joey Saldana, 14.361; 4. 91-Cody Darrah, 14.404; 5. 7-Craig Dollansky, 14.410; 6. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 14.461; 7. 1-Sammy Swindell, 14.496; 8. 6-Kraig Kinser, 14.524; 9. 92-Kerry Madsen, 14.553; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.556; 11. 63-Chad Kemenah, 14.622; 12. 6R-Bill Rose, 14.625; 13. 1X-Don Droud Jr, 14.633; 14. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.638; 15. 14-Jason Meyers, 14.666; 16. 81-Jon Freeman, 16.016; 17. 10C-Jeremy Campbell, 15.961; 18. 91X-Jeff Stasa, 15.998; 19. 19-Patrick Stasa, 16.250; 20. 76J-Justin Schiwien, NT.

Heat 1 –  (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [2]; 2. 83-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 91-Cody Darrah [3]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 5. 1X-Don Droud Jr [5]; 6. 81-Jon Freeman [6]; 7. 19-Patrick Stasa [7]

Heat 2 –  (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 6-Kraig Kinser [2]; 2. 63-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [4]; 4. 7-Craig Dollansky [3]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 6. 10C-Jeremy Campbell [6]; 7. 76J-Justin Schiwien [7]

Heat 3 –  (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [3]; 2. 92-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 9-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 6R-Bill Rose [1]; 5. 14-Jason Meyers [5]; 6. 91X-Jeff Stasa [6]

Dash –  (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature – 1. 7-Craig Dollansky [2]; 2. 83-Paul McMahan [6]; 3. 9-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser [5]; 6. 91-Cody Darrah [3]; 7. 92-Kerry Madsen [9]; 8. 6-Kraig Kinser [8]; 9. 1-Sammy Swindell [7]; 10. 63-Chad Kemenah [10].

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings, through Belleville, Kan., June 3, 2011

Pos.

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

QT

1.

Joey Saldana

2642

3

11

14

3

2.

Donny Schatz

2623

-19

1

11

14

1

3.

Steve Kinser

2594

-48

4

8

15

1

4.

Jason Meyers

2581

-61

0

8

15

1

5.

Jason Sides

2560

-82

3

8

15

1

6.

Craig Dollansky

2549

-93

2

9

13

1

7.

Paul McMahan

2515

-127

2

6

11

6

8.

Cody Darrah

2383

-259

0

4

9

0

9.

Lucas Wolfe

2372

-270

0

1

8

0

10.

Chad Kemenah

2335

-307

0

2

6

2

11.

Kraig Kinser

2318

-324

0

2

7

0

12.

Sammy Swindell

2243

-399

3

8

10

2

13.

Bill Rose

2150

-492

0

0

1

0

14.

Ben Gregg

1673

-969

0

0

0

0

15.

Kerry Madsen

1048

-1594

0

1

2

0

16.

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

1029

-1613

0

2

5

0

17.

Lance Dewease

982

-1660

0

0

2

0

18.

Jac Haudenschild

944

-1698

0

1

2

0

19.

Brad Sweet

862

-1780

0

0

1

0

20.

Tim Shaffer

834

-1808

0

2

6

0

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