Shooting for Seven: Dollansky Picks up Seventh Win of 2008 at Paducah

 

Craig Dollansky had been stuck on six Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series wins since a victory on July 3 at Huset’s Speedway in South Dakota.

He nearly picked up his seventh win last Friday night at I-96 Speedway in Michigan, though after taking the lead a lapped car spun in front of him collecting him and sending him to the work area with a flat tire. He made up for that near miss on Monday night at Paducah International Raceway in Kentucky, leading all 35 laps to earn the win.

 

For Dollansky, it was his third win on a high-banked 3/8-mile this season, as he swept both races this season at Huset’s Speedway. He endured four cautions in the event, including one with just eight laps remaining, to pick up the win.

 

“I’m very happy for this Larry Woodward team,” said Dollansky. “It’s been a long month here in July with the heat, and these crew guys of mine Mike (Woodring), Rob (Beattie) and Lester (Groves) just keep working hard. It was a great team effort tonight, and I am very happy for everyone that is behind this team.”

 

Dollansky aboard the Snap-on Tools Maxim lined up on the pole and used a strong start to charge into the first turn, with Steve Kinser chasing him. Running the high side of the track, he was able to quickly open a lead before a lap-five caution bunched the field back up.

 

“I was running a pretty conservative race, unless someone showed me something,” Dollansky explained. “I really felt good on top so I felt like we had to push it a little harder up there and that’s what we did. It feels good to get another win. We just have to keep working hard and going after wins.”

 

On the restart after the first caution, Dollansky again charged to a sizeable lead, with Jac Haudenschild battling Steve Kinser for the second spot. Haudenschild took the spot on the fifth lap, with Kinser powering his way back into second on the 12th lap. While in second, Haudenschild gained ground a couple of times on Dollansky, but never was close enough to make a bid for the lead.

 

“We were good in open track and the car was pretty good in lapped traffic as well,” noted the native of Elk River, Minnesota. “I was really trying to save the tires, and we actually had a hole in our right rear for about the last 10 or so laps. That was giving us a little trouble, but this Maxim race car with a Rider engine ran great.”

 

As the halfway point of the 35-lap contest neared, Jason Meyers made up a lot of ground, first getting under Chad Hillier, after battling the sophomore driver for several laps, diving under him on the 15th lap. Just one lap later, he got around Jac Haudenschild to move into third and then battled Steve Kinser for a few laps before snagging the runner-up spot.

 

He quickly closed in on Dollansky on the 26th lap and took the lead on the 27th lap on the back straightaway as he dove under Dollansky, who battled back in turns three and four. Before the lap was completed though, the caution flew for Jason Sides, who was penalized for advancing his position off of the intended racing surface, as he went underneath the track tires that were used to designate the racing surface.

 

By way of World of Outlaws rules, the restart line-up reverted to the last completed lap, with Dollansky retaining the lead.

 

“It was an unfair call by the officials,” said Meyers. “I’m not sure why they called it. I have never seen a call like that before. We had the car to win the race tonight.”

 

Dollansky used a strong restart to pull away in the waning laps to pick up his first career win at Paducah International Raceway and the 28th of his World of Outlaws career. The event, which was a make-up for an event which was postponed by rain back in May, was worth $10,000 to Dollansky.

 

“It’s good to have some momentum going,” he shared. “We have a strong race team here and have had a good month of July. We are going to a few race tracks that I enjoy and look to run strong at them.”

 

Steve Kinser, the 20-time World of Outlaws Champion finished a very solid third, while driving with an injured right elbow sustained in an accident last Saturday night at K-C Raceway in Ohio. The native of Bloomington, Indiana aboard the Q Oil Maxim lined up second and kept pace with Dollansky in the early going, before battling with Jac Haudenschild and then Meyers for the runner-up spot.

 

Haudenschild wound up fourth, driving the Owens-Corning Fiberglass Maxim. He moved into the second spot on the fifth lap, getting around Kinser, before Meyers in-turn got around him. Late in the race, he challenged Kinser for the third spot.

 

Chad Kemenah finished fifth on Monday night after lining up 16th in the Kantor Oil Company Maxim, to earn the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award. It was the second consecutive Top-Five finish for the native of Findlay, Ohio at Paducah International Raceway.

 

Jason Sides finished sixth aboard the Wetherington Tractor Service Maxim, after winning the second heat race.

 

Two-time defending series champion Donny Schatz finished seventh in the Armor All J&J. Schatz drove most of the 35-lap A-Feature without power steering. The North Dakota native began the night by setting a new track record in time trials to pace the field and remains the only driver that has finished in the Top-10 in every event this season.

 

Terry McCarl was eighth in the Big Game Treestands Eagle. Chad Hillier finished ninth to earn his third Top-10 finish of the season in the DIRT Inc. Maxim, after winning the first heat race. Kraig Kinser rounded out the Top-10 in the Bass Pro Shops Maxim.

 

Meyers lined up sixth for the 35-lap event aboard the GLR Investments KPC and got around Kraig Kinser on the opening lap. He then patiently worked on Hillier, trying the low side of the track several times in an attempt to get around the second-year driver. With four cautions on the night, there were not too many long green flag runs, which Meyers was hoping for, as it was difficult to pass cars in clear race track.

 

“We were good in open track, but so was Craig (Dollansky),” Meyers said. “We needed to get into a long run with a little bit of traffic and our car was good on the long run.”

 

On the final restart, Meyers kept pace with Dollansky into turns one and two, with the former opening a slight lead down the back straightaway. For Meyers, the runner-up finish was his 28th Top-Five finish of the season as he remains second in the championship standings. He began the night by turning the third-fastest lap in time trials, which made him one of eight drivers that broke the existing track record.

 

“The plan was to try and pass him, but it’s hard in open air,” noted Meyers of the final restart with eight laps to go. “It’s just disappointing. This entire team did a great job tonight and we had a great race car. I am disappointed that we didn’t get the win tonight.”

 

The Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action on Wednesday, July 30 as they make their inaugural visit to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.

 

PADUCAH INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY NOTEBOOK

 

• FAST QUALIFIER: Donny Schatz paced the 24 cars that took time with a record setting AMB i.t. timed lap around the high-banked 3/8-mile oval at 13.107 seconds at 102.998 mph. For his qualifying effort, Schatz earned five bonus points. The next four fastest qualifiers also earned bonus points, including: Terry McCarl (4), Jason Meyers (3), Kerry Madsen (2), and Steve Kinser (1).

 

• QUALIFYING WINNERS: Chad Hillier, Jason Sides and Craig Dollansky won heat races… Craig Dollansky won the Crane Cams Dash.

There have been 36 Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events held in 2008. The winners include: Donny Schatz (Knoxville Raceway-twice, Attica Raceway Park, Eldora Speedway, Tri-City Speedway, Sedalia’s State Fair Speedway, Dodge City Raceway Park, River Cities Speedway, Cedar Lake Speedway, Riverside International Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway and K-C Raceway), Craig Dollansky (Volusia Speedway Park, Eldora Speedway, Huset’s Speedway-twice, Eagle Raceway, Tri-State Speedway and Paducah International Raceway), Jason Meyers (Volusia Speedway Park, Manzanita Speedway, I-55 Raceway, Lernerville Speedway, Virginia Motor Speedway and Limaland Motorsports Park), Steve Kinser (Williams Grove Speedway, Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, Lernerville Speedway and I-96 Speedway), Daryn Pittman (Eldora Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway), Joey Saldana (Dodge City Raceway Park and Eldora Speedway), Lance Dewease (The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway), Danny Lasoski (Volusia Speedway Park) and Shane Stewart (Knoxville Raceway).

 

3/8-MILE WINNERS: Paducah International Raceway is a high-banked 3/8-mile oval. The Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series raced eight times on a track that size this season. The winners include: Donny Schatz (Tri-City Speedway, Dodge City Raceway Park, Cedar Lake Speedway and K-C Raceway), Craig Dollansky (Huset’s Speedway-twice and Paducah International Raceway) and Joey Saldana (Dodge City Raceway Park).

 

The Official Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Web site is at http://www.worldofoutlaws.com/sprint. Among the features are updated driver biographies with individual statistics and pictures, race-by-race statistics, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases. Also, links to the 2008 Official Rulebook can be found at the bottom of the home page.

 

• UPCOMING EVENTS: A trip to Wisconsin for the Badger Classic at Wilmot Speedway on Friday, August 1 and Charter Raceway Park on Saturday, August 2.

Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Paducah International Raceway; Paducah, KY; July 28, 2008

 

Qualifying

1) 15-Donny Schatz 13.107

2) 24-Terry McCarl 13.114

3) 14-Jason Meyers 13.135

4) 55-Kerry Madsen 13.217

5) 11-Steve Kinser 13.271

6) 21-Daryn Pittman 13.311

7) R19-Jac Haudenschild 13.329

8) 6-Paul McMahan 13.346

9) 2-Craig Dollansky 13.382

10) 5C-Chad Hillier 13.401

11) 4K-Kody Kinser 13.405

12) 20-Kraig Kinser 13.528

13) 83-Shane Stewart 13.554

14) 55B-Joey Moughan 13.573

15) 9-Joey Saldana 13.577

16) 8K-Chad Kemenah 13.628

17) 7S-Jason Sides 13.632

18) 18-Tony Bruce Jr. 13.657

19) 5B-Chad Blonde 13.732

20) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 13.938

21) 3B-Brad Greer 14.359

22) 57D-Tom Dickerman 14.411

23) 39W-Alex Shanks 14.879

24) 10W-Tony Wilson 15.787

 

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 6 finishers transferred to A-feature)

1) 5C-Chad Hillier

2) R19-Jac Haudenschild

3) 8K-Chad Kemenah

4) 55-Kerry Madsen

5) 15-Donny Schatz

6) 83-Shane Stewart

7) 57D-Tom Dickerman

8) 5B-Chad Blonde

 

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 6 finishers transferred to A-feature)

1) 7S-Jason Sides

2) 11-Steve Kinser

3) 6-Paul McMahan

4) 24-Terry McCarl

5) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.

6) 4K-Kody Kinser

7) 55B-Joey Moughan

8) 39W-Alex Shanks

 

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 6 finishers transferred to A-feature)

1) 2-Craig Dollansky

2) 20-Kraig Kinser

3) 14-Jason Meyers

4) 9-Joey Saldana

5) 21-Daryn Pittman

6) 18-Tony Bruce Jr.

7) 3B-Brad Greer

8) 10W-Tony Wilson

 

Crane Cams Dash (8 laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature)

1) 2-Craig Dollansky

2) 11-Steve Kinser

3) 5C-Chad Hillier

4) R19-Jac Haudenschild

5) 20-Kraig Kinser

6) 14-Jason Meyers

7) 7S-Jason Sides

8) 24-Terry McCarl

9) 15-Donny Schatz

10) 55-Kerry Madsen

 

A-main (35 laps) – Starting Position [#]

1) 2-Craig Dollansky[1] [$10,000]

2) 14-Jason Meyers[6] [$5,500]

3) 11-Steve Kinser[2] [$3,200]

4) R19-Jac Haudenschild[4] [$2,800]

5) 8K-Chad Kemenah[16] [$2,500]

6) 7S-Jason Sides[7] [$2,300]

7) 15-Donny Schatz[9] [$2,200]

8) 24-Terry McCarl[8] [$2,100]

9) 5C-Chad Hillier[3] [$2,050]

10) 20-Kraig Kinser[5] [$2,000]

11) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[18] [$1,500]

12) 83-Shane Stewart[14] [$1,200]

13) 21-Daryn Pittman[11] [$1,100]

14) 6-Paul McMahan[12] [$1,050]

15) 18-Tony Bruce Jr.[17] [$1,000]

16) 5B-Chad Blonde[20] [$900]

17) 4K-Kody Kinser[13] [$800]

18) 9-Joey Saldana[15] [$800]

19) 39W-Alex Shanks[23] [$800]

20) 3B-Brad Greer[21] [$800]

21) 55-Kerry Madsen[10] [$800]

22) 55B-Joey Moughan[19] [$800]

23) 57D-Tom Dickerman[22] [$800]

24) 10W-Tony Wilson[24] [$800]

 

Lap Leaders: Craig Dollansky 1-35

Chicken Hawk Hot Lap Award: Craig Dollansky

Penske Power Position Award: Steve Kinser

SuperClean Start of the Night Award: Jason Sides

KSE Hard Charger Award: Chad Kemenah

 

 

2008 STAT ATTACK

There have been 36 Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events this season. 

 

A-Feature winners (9 Different Drivers) Driver, Hometown – Wins

1- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 12

2- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 7

3- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 6

4- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 4

5- Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Oklahoma- 2

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 2

6- Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania- 1

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 1

Shane Stewart, Bixby, Oklahoma- 1

 

Lap leaders, including A-features and preliminary features Car, driver, hometown – Total laps led (17 Drivers have led laps)

1- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 284 laps

2- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 214 laps

3- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 168 laps

4- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 130 laps

5- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 126 laps

6- Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 41 laps

7- Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Oklahoma- 40 laps

8- Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania- 30 laps

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 30 laps

10- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio- 21 laps

11- Craig Keel, Weedsport, New York- 17 laps

Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW- 17 laps

13- Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 10 laps

Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tennessee- 10 laps

15- Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW- 9 laps

Shane Stewart, Bixby, Oklahoma- 9 laps

17- Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 7 laps

 

Time trial leaders (15 different drivers) Rank – Driver, Hometown – Quick times

1- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 7

2- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota – 6

3- Shane Stewart, Bixby, Oklahoma- 4

4- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 3

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 3

6- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 2

Kenny Jacobs, Holmesville, Ohio- 2

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio – 2

9- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio- 1

Rob Chaney, Wooster, Ohio- 1

Cody Darrah, Red Lion, Pennsylvania- 1

Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania- 1

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 1

Greg Hodnett, Thomasville, Pennsylvania- 1

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia- 1

 

Track records established during 2008 Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events (5)
* Joey Saldana, May 24, Virginia Motor Speedway (1/2-mile), Jamaica, VA, 14.537 seconds at 123.822 mph.

 

* Donny Schatz, July 5, Riverside International Speedway (1/4-mile), West Memphis, AR, 11.055 seconds at 81.411 mph.

 

* Shane Stewart, July 9 at Limaland Motorsports Park (1/4-mile), Lima, OH, 10.958 seconds at 82.132 mph.

 

* Steve Kinser, July 25 at I-96 Speedway (1/2-mile), Lake Odessa, MI, 15.093 seconds at 119.261 mph.

 

* Donny Schatz, July 30 at Paducah International Raceway (3/8-mile), Paducah KY, 13.107 seconds at 102.998 mph.

 

Crane Cams Dash Winners (18 different winners) Rank – Driver, Hometown – Dash Wins

1- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota – 4

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 4

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 4

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana – 4

5- Shane Stewart, Bixby, Oklahoma- 3

6- Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 2

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 2

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Oklahoma- 2

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 2

10- Rob Chaney, Wooster, Ohio- 1

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 1

Craig Keel, Weedsport, New York- 1

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tennessee- 1

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 1

Jeff Shepard, Upperco, Maryland- 1

Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW- 1

 

Pole Positions (18 different drivers) Rank – Driver, Hometown – Poles

1 – Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota – 4

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 4

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 4

Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana – 4

4- Shane Stewart, Bixby, Oklahoma- 3

6- Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 2

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 2

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Oklahoma- 2

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 2

10- Rob Chaney, Wooster, Ohio- 1

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 1

Craig Keel, Weedsport, New York- 1

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tennessee- 1

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 1

 Jeff Shepard, Upperco, Maryland- 1 

 Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW- 1

B-main Winners (22 different winners) Rank – Driver, Hometown – B-Main Wins

1- Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 3

2- Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal, Kansas-2

Rob Chaney, Wooster, Ohio-2

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 2

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 2

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 2

7- Billy Alley, Lincoln, Nebraska- 1

Chris Andrews, Sandusky, Ohio- 1

Pat Cannon, Etters, Pennsylvania- 1

Tim Crawley, Little Rock, Arkansas- 1

Rob Eyler, Franklin, Pennsylvania-1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Calvin Landis, Knoxville, Iowa- 1

Paul May, Terre Haute, Indiana- 1

Brian Paulus, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania- 1

Jerry Richart Jr., Forrest Lake, MN- 1

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 1

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 1

Danny Smith, Danville, Indiana – 1

Shane Stewart, Bixby, Oklahoma- 1

T.J. Stutts, Liverpool, Pennsylvania- 1

Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania- 1

 

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award

1- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 5

Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 5

3- Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NWS- 4

4- Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio-3

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 3

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 3

Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania- 3

8- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 2

9- Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal, Kansas- 1

Cody Darrah, Red Lion, Pennsylvania- 1

Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania- 1

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Oklahoma- 1

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Olive Branch, Mississippi- 1

Shane Stewart, Bixby, Oklahoma- 1

 

Penske Power Position

1- Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 9

2- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 8

3- Shane Stewart, Bixby, Oklahoma- 4

4- Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 3

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 3

6- Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 2

7- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio- 1

Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 1

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas- 1

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 1

 

Chicken Hawk Hot Lap

1- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 7

2- Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 5

3- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 4

4- Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 2

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 3

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 3

7- Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio- 2

8- Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania- 1

Tim Kaeding, San Jose, California- 1

Craig Keel, Weedsport, New York- 1

Danny Lasoski, Dover, Missouri- 1

Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa- 1

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW- 1

Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tennessee- 1

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Oklahoma- 1

Shane Stewart, Bixby, Oklahoma- 1

Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW- 1

 

SuperClean Start Award

1- Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minnesota- 4

2- Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Indiana- 3

3- Rob Chaney, Wooster, Ohio- 1

Cale Conley, Vienna, West Virginia- 1

Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania- 1

Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, North Dakota- 1

Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio- 1

Chad Kemenah, Findlay, Ohio- 1

Steve Kinser, Bloomington, Indiana- 1

Alan Krimes, Denver, Pennsylvania- 1

Jason Meyers, Clovis, California- 1

Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Oklahoma- 1

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota- 1

Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tennessee- 1

 

Crane Cams Engine Builder Challenge

Shaver Specialties 161

Speedway Engines 120 / -41

Kistler Engines 110 / -51

Don Ott Engines 108 -53

Chassis Builder Challenge

Maxim 165

J&J 159 / -6

Triple X Race Co. 15 / -150

 

 

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