By Tony Veneziano, World of Outlaws PR Director

Steve Kinser has won at a lot of tracks from coast-to-coast as well as Australia during his career, but one track he had never visited victory lane at was New Egypt Speedway in New Jersey. That all changed on Sunday night as he inched out Jason Sides to earn his fourth A-Feature victory of the season and first at D-shaped half-mile. The victory was the 537th of his career.

 

 

 

Kinser led Sides on the final lap, with Sides inching ahead on the back straightaway heading into the third turn. Kinser charged back to the lead exiting turn three, and the pair came off the final corner side-by-side to the checkered flag, and it was Kinser claiming the $10,000 top prize by 0.028 second.

 

“It was pretty tough,” said Kinser, driver of the Q Oil Maxim. “Jason (Sides) was running pretty good and he checked out at the start, and then I caught him in some lapped cars. At the end, I wanted to get by a few lapped cars and was worried I would get loose and hung out on the outside, so I elected to just stay where I was at. I knew he would get a shot at me, and I figured if I could keep him low off of turn four then I could beat him to the flag. I didn’t know he would be quite that close.”

 

The pair had a slight scare at the outset of the race, after they made contact on the first of two aborted starts. Kinser was running second on the opening start, but that was negated after the red flag, leading to a complete restart. A caution flag flew for rookie Kerry Madsen, after Sides jumped to the lead, setting up a third restart, which again saw Sides charge into turn one as the leader. After the first red flag and subsequent caution, the race ran green-to-checkers on the final restart. After seeing Sides jump to the initial lead and begin to pull away, Kinser patiently reeled him in, and on the 19th lap made the pass for the lead using the low side of the track exiting the first and second turn.

“The first one (restart) I thought I had a good start and I thought I had Jason (Sides) cleared, but I came out on him a little bit and got into him a little and that was my fault,” admitted Kinser. “After that it was a little greasy coming off the bottom and I kept spinning the tires there.”

For most of the race, Kinser kept his car glued to the bottom of the track. Whether he was in traffic or open race track, he had one of the fastest cars over the course of the 30-lap event. On a couple of occasions he made up ground on Sides when the pair got into traffic.

 

“I figured everyone would be washing out, so we set the car up to run the bottom,” he said. “I could run the top also pretty good. There were a few marbles there. I did have to jump back to the top of (turns) one and two, because I was losing some time there. The bottom then came back around on that corner also.”

 

A lengthy rain delay three-quarters of the way through time trials, forced officials to implement one lap of qualifying to help accelerate the rest of the program. By way of World of Outlaws rules, all the times that were recorded prior to the rain were erases and all the cars had to take time again. The track picked up quite a bit of speed from the aborted qualifying effort and Kinser timed in seventh quick. He followed that up with a second place finish in the third heat to earn a spot in the Crane Cams Dash, where he started on the pole and led start-to-finish.

 

“After the rain delay, we had an early qualifying number and I was afraid the grease would kill us,” Kinser said. “We got through the heat and got a good pill draw in the dash. That’s what it’s all about right now. It’s nice to have a strong race car and be able to get from the second row or back if you start there. We haven’t been in that situation yet.”

 

Sides led the first 18 laps of the event, as he earned a season-best finish of second. After climbing from his car, the native of Bartlett, Tennessee snapped his fingers knowing just how close he was to earning his second career World of Outlaws A-Feature win. The runner-up finish was his ninth Top-10 of the season.

 

“All in all it was a good run for us,” said Sides, driver of the Wetherington Tractor Service Maxim. “We had a little motor trouble earlier in the night. Don Ott was here and helped us get it all fixed. There is nothing better than a good run, especially after waiting all night with the rain.”

 

After Kinser took the lead on the 19th lap, Sides shadowed him, hoping to get one more shot at the 20-time champion. Sides inched ahead on the back straightaway on the final lap. The native of Bartlett, Tennessee ran the only sub 15-second lap during the A-Feature on the fourth lap of the event.

 

“He is good, what can you say,” said Sides when referring to Kinser. “Every lap he was in front of me, I was watching and learning where to run.”

 

While he was focused every time he climbed into the race car on Sunday night, Sides was able to enjoy the rain delay as he and the other drivers waited for the track to get worked in for time trials.

“We were just joking around,” he explained. “We hung out and watched the rain and the weather on television. We waited for the rain to quit.”

Tim Kaeding made a strong charge at the end to finish third as he continues to substitute for Brooke Tatnell. The native of San Jose lined up fifth and moved up a spot on the 11th lap as he got around Joey Saldana. He then had an epic battle with Lucas Wolfe as the pair traded the fourth third position a couple of times. When the checkered flag flew, the third generation driver had one of the fastest cars on the track.

 

“We’re happy to come out of here with a Top-Three, and roll into Grandview and try to do the same things, but two spots higher,” said Kaeding who drove the Volcano Joe’s Coffee Schnee. “We struggled a little on the set-up early in the night being loose and we continued to work on it. We got the car real good toward the end of the feature. I think the track came to us at the end and we just ran out of laps.”

Lucas Wolfe took the initial lead of the race before the red flag flew on the opening circuit leading to a complete restart. After setting fast time last week at Williams Grove Speedway in a World of Outlaws event, the young driver was fast again on Sunday night at New Egypt. He turned the fourth fastest lap in time trials and was second in the fourth heat to earn a spot in the Crane Cams Dash.

“I was able to get a pretty good start the first time, and unfortunately it got called back,” said Wolfe, driver of the Allebach Racing Maxim. “I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to race with a lot of good guys out here that most people never get. I am definitely glad to be able to travel around when the Outlaws come to town. It makes you all that much better. Racing with the best at different race tracks is the only way you will ever become the best.”

Craig Dollansky picked up his eight Top-Five finish of the season as he came home fifth in the Karavan Trailers Maxim. He lined up eighth for the A-Feature turning the ninth quickest lap in time trials, and winning the first heat to earn a spot in the Crane Cams Dash. The native of Elk River, Minnesota gained a couple of spots on the opening lap, and as the laps wound down worked his way into fifth.

 

The rest of the Top-10 was: Jason Solwold in sixth in the City Wide Insulation Maxim, Joey Saldana in seventh in the Open Joist Mopar-powered JEI, Jac Haudenschild who started 19th earned the KSE Race Products Hard Charger Award in the Wright One Construction Maxim after finishing eighth. Paul McMahan finished ninth in the Bass Pro Shops Eagle, with Billy Pauch finishing 10th in the Don Ott Racing Engines J&J.

The World of Outlaws return to Pennsylvania on Wednesday, May 23 for Thunder on the Hill at Grandview Speedway.

NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY NOTEBOOK

• FAST QUALIFIER: Jeremy Campbell paced the 32 cars that took time with an AMB i.t. timed lap around the semi-banked half-mile oval in 14.242 seconds at 126.387 mph. For his qualifying effort, Campbell eared five bonus points. The next four fastest qualifiers also earned bonus points, including: Paul McMahan (4), Zach Chappell (3), Lucas Wolfe (2) and Tim Shaffer (1).

 

• QUALIFYING WINNERS: Craig Dollansky, Jason Martin, Jason Solwold and Joey Saldana won heat races… Terry McCarl won the B-Main… Steve Kinser won the Crane Cams dash. 
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• FEATURE WINNERS: There have been 23 World of Outlaws A-Feature events held in 2007. The win list includes: Joey Saldana (February 23 at Thunderbowl Raceway, March 17 at Pike County Speedway, March 24 at Volunteer Speedway, March 31 at Dixie Speedway, and April 20 at Attica Raceway Park), Donny Schatz (February 9 at Volusia Speedway Park, March 3 at Manzanita Speedway, March 16 at Houston Raceway Park, April 28 at Knoxville Raceway, May 17 at Williams Grove Speedway and May 18 at Williams Grove Speedway), Steve Kinser (March 2 at USA Race Park, April 21 at Tri-State Speedway, May 15 at Lernerville Speedway, and May 20 at New Egypt Speedway), Jason Meyers (April 13 at Eldora Speedway and May 11 at U.S. 36 Raceway), Daryn Pittman (February 11 at Volusia Speedway Park and May 5 at Riverside International Speedway), Craig Dollansky (May 12 at Lake Ozark Speedway), Tim Kaeding (February 24 at Thunderbowl Raceway), Danny Lasoski (April 6 at Paducah International Raceway), and Kerry Madsen (February 10 at Volusia Speedway Park).

 

• HALF-MILE WINNERS: New Egypt Speedway is a half-mile semi-banked oval. The World of Outlaws have raced nine times this season on a track that size. The winners include: Donny Schatz (February 9 at Volusia Speedway Park March 3 at Manzanita Speedway, April 28 at Knoxville Raceway, May 17 at Williams Grove Speedway and May 18 at Williams Grove Speedway), Steve Kinser (May 20 at New Egypt Speedway), Kerry Madsen (February 10 at Volusia Speedway Park), Jason Meyers (April 13 at Eldora Speedway) and Daryn Pittman (February 11 at Volusia Speedway Park).

ON TELEVISION: The World of Outlaws event at Williams Grove Speedway from Friday, night was taped for broadcast on SPEED at 2 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, June 3. This will be the second of 12 World of Outlaws races broadcast on SPEED this season.

The warriors from the World of Outlaws Late Model Series will make their second appearance of 2007 on SPEED on Sunday, May 27.

The World of Outlaws will be televised 20 times this season on ESPN2 and SPEED while the World of Outlaws Late Model Series is set for six appearances on SPEED. The one-hour broadcasts will air on Sundays from May 13 to Nov. 4, when the series champions will be crowned during the World Finals from The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

The Official World of Outlaws Web site is at http://www.worldofoutlaws.com. 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 Media Guide and 2007 Official Rulebook can be found at the bottom of the home page.

 

The Eckerd Outlaw Showdown on Friday, May 25 at The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway. A Memorial Day event at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in New York on Monday, May 28.

World of Outlaws Statistical Report; New Egypt Speedway; New Egypt, NJ.; May 20, 2007

 

Qualifying

1) 10C-Jeremy Campbell 14.242

2) 20-Paul McMahan 14.254

3) 8K-Zach Chappell 14.437

4) 5W-Lucas Wolfe 14.448

5) 6-Tim Shaffer 14.461

6) 25-Billy Pauch 14.466

7) 11-Steve Kinser 14.507

8) 1X-Randy Hannagan 14.536

9) 7-Craig Dollansky 14.553

10) 36-Jason Martin 14.589

11) R19-Jason Solwold 14.598

12) 9-Joey Saldana 14.613

13) 7S-Jason Sides 14.629

14) 2-Tim Kaeding 14.657

15) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr. 14.667

16) 15-Donny Schatz 14.685

17) 14-Jason Meyers 14.718

18) 24-Terry McCarl 14.744

19) D1-Justin Henderson 14.775

20) 35-Jac Haudenschild 14.791

21) 11H-Kerry Madsen 14.824

22) 5C-Chad Hillier 14.851

23) 83-Danny Lasoski 14.891

24) 11D-Dion Hindi 14.901

25) 21-Daryn Pittman 14.980

26) 3X-Chad Kemenah 14.984

27) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15.214

28) 21B-Jamie Bodo 15.255

29) 15B-Mark Bitner 15.451

30) 45-Kevin Nagy 15.581

31) 44-Jeff Davis 16.811

32) 3J-Jeff Mueller 17.487

 

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)

1) 7-Craig Dollansky

2) 7S-Jason Sides

3) 6-Tim Shaffer

4) 10C-Jeremy Campbell

5) 11H-Kerry Madsen

6) 14-Jason Meyers

7) 21-Daryn Pittman

8) 15B-Mark Bitner

 

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)

1) 36-Jason Martin

2) 2-Tim Kaeding

3) 20-Paul McMahan

4) 25-Billy Pauch

5) 3X-Chad Kemenah

6) 5C-Chad Hillier

7) 24-Terry McCarl

8) 45-Kevin Nagy

 

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)

1) R19-Jason Solwold

2) 11-Steve Kinser

3) 8K-Zach Chappell

4) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr.

5) 83-Danny Lasoski

6) D1-Justin Henderson

7) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.

8) 44-Jeff Davis

 

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)

1) 9-Joey Saldana

2) 5W-Lucas Wolfe

3) 15-Donny Schatz

4) 35-Jac Haudenschild

5) 1X-Randy Hannagan

6) 11D-Dion Hindi

7) 21B-Jamie Bodo

8) 3J-Jeff Mueller

 

Crane Cams Dash (6 laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature)

1) 11-Steve Kinser

2) 7S-Jason Sides

3) 5W-Lucas Wolfe

4) 9-Joey Saldana

5) 2-Tim Kaeding

6) R19-Jason Solwold

7) 20-Paul McMahan

8) 7-Craig Dollansky

9) 10C-Jeremy Campbell

10) 36-Jason Martin

 

B-main (12 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to A-feature)

1) 24-Terry McCarl

2) 14-Jason Meyers

3) 21-Daryn Pittman

4) 5C-Chad Hillier

5) D1-Justin Henderson [$200]

6) 15B-Mark Bitner [$180]

7) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [$175]

8) 11D-Dion Hindi [$160]

9) 21B-Jamie Bodo [$150]

10) 45-Kevin Nagy [$150]

11) 3J-Jeff Mueller [$150]

12) 44-Jeff Davis [$150]

 

A-main (30 laps) – Starting Position [#]

1) 11-Steve Kinser[1] [$10,000]

2) 7S-Jason Sides[2] [$5,500]

3) 2-Tim Kaeding[5] [$3,200]

4) 5W-Lucas Wolfe[3] [$2,800]

5) 7-Craig Dollansky[8] [$2,500]

6) R19-Jason Solwold[6] [$2,300]

7) 9-Joey Saldana[4] [$2,200]

8) 35-Jac Haudenschild[19] [$2,100]

9) 20-Paul McMahan[7] [$2,050]

10) 25-Billy Pauch[13] [$2,000]

11) 10C-Jeremy Campbell[9] [$1,500]

12) 21-Daryn Pittman[23] [$1,200]

13) 83-Danny Lasoski[22] [$1,100]

14) 8K-Zach Chappell[11] [$1,050]

15) 15-Donny Schatz[16] [$1,000]

16) 14-Jason Meyers[17] [$900]

17) 6-Tim Shaffer[12] [$800]

18) 1X-Randy Hannagan[14] [$800]

19) 36-Jason Martin[10] [$800]

20) 24-Terry McCarl[18] [$800]

21) 5C-Chad Hillier[21] [$800]

22) 3X-Chad Kemenah[24] [$800]

23) 11H-Kerry Madsen[20] [$800]

24) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr.[15] [$800]

 

Lap leaders: Jason Sides 1-18, Steve Kinser 19-30

KSE Hard Charger Award: Jac Haudenschild

2007 STAT ATTACK

There have been 23 World of Outlaws A-Feature events this season.

 

A-Feature winners (9 different drivers) Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins

1- #15 Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND – 6

2- #9 Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN – 5

3- #11 Steve Kinser, Bloomington, IN – 4

4 -#14 Jason Meyers, Clovis, CA – 2

#21 Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK – 2

6- #7 Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN – 1

#11K Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA – 1

#83 Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO – 1

#11H Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s NSW – 1

 

Lap leaders, including A-features and preliminary features Car, driver, hometown – Total laps led (14 different drivers have led a lap)

#9 Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN. – 153 laps

#11 Steve Kinser, Bloomington, IN – 110 laps

#15 Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 100 laps

#7 Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN – 74 laps

#21 Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK – 65 laps

#14 Jason Meyers, Clovis, CA – 63 laps

#35 Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH – 46 laps

#11K Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA – 40 laps

#83 Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO – 27 laps

#7S Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN – 24 laps

#22 Greg Hodnett, Thomasville, PA – 22 laps

#11H Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW – 22 laps

#D1 Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD – 14 laps

#R19 Jason Solwold, Mt. Vernon, WA- 9 laps

 

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

1 – #14 Jason Meyers, Clovis, CA – 4

#9 Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN – 4

3- #15 Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND – 2

#R19 Jason Solwold, Mt. Vernon, WA – 2

5- #18T Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal, KS – 1

#10C Jeremy Campbell, Monroe, MI – 1

#8K Zach Chappell, Talala, OK – 1

#89 Cody Darrah, Red Lion, PA – 1

#7 Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN – 1

#5C Chad Hillier, Burlington, WA – 1

#11H Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW – 1

#20 Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN – 1

#8MChris Meleason, Carlisle, PA – 1

#6T Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA – 1

#5W Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA – 1

 

Track records established during 2007 World of Outlaws events (5)
* Craig Dollansky, March 2, United Sports Arizona Race Park (3/8-mile), Tucson, AZ, 12.624 seconds at 106.939 mph.

 

* Kerry Madsen, March 3, Manzanita Speedway (1/2-mile), Phoenix, AZ, 15.255 seconds at 118.149 mph.

 

* Joey Saldana, March 16, Houston Raceway Park (1/4-mile) Baytown, TX, 11.996 seconds at 75.025 mph.

 

* Joey Saldana, March 24, Volunteer Speedway (4/10-mile) Bulls Gap, TN, 11.696 second at 123.119 mph.

 

* Jason Solwold, May 5, Riverside International Speedway (1/4-mile) West Memphis, AR, 11.060 seconds at 81.374 mph.

 

Crane Cams Dash Winners (15 different winners) Rank – Driver, Hometown – Dash Wins

1- #14 Jason Meyers, Clovis, CA – 3

#15 Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND – 3

3- #7 Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN – 2

#11 Steve Kinser, Bloomington, IN – 2

#83 Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO – 2

#21 Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK – 2

7 – #15H Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX – 1

#35 Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH – 1

#22 Greg Hodnett, Thomasville, PA – 1

#20 Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN – 1

#9 Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN – 1

#6 Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA – 1

#7S Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN – 1

#4 Danny Smith, Danville, IN – 1

#R19 Jason Solwold, Mt. Vernon, WA – 1

 

Pole Positions (15 different drivers) Rank – Driver, Hometown – Poles

1- #14 Jason Meyers, Clovis, CA – 3

#15 Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND – 3

3- #7 Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN – 2

#11 Steve Kinser, Bloomington, IN – 2

#83 Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO – 2

#21 Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK – 2

7- #15H Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX – 1

#35 Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH – 1

#22 Greg Hodnett, Thomasville, PA – 1

#20 Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN – 1

#9 Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN – 1

#6 Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA – 1

#7S Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN – 1

#4 Danny Smith, Danville, IN – 1

#R19 Jason Solwold, Mt. Vernon, WA – 1

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger (2 drivers) Rank – Driver, Hometown

1- #14 Jason Meyers, Clovis, CA – 1

#35 Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH – 1

B-main Winners (19 different winners) Rank – Driver, Hometown – “B” Wins

1 –#11D Dion Hindi, Albuquerque, NM – 2

#24 Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA – 2

#15 Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND – 2

#4 Danny Smith, Danville, IN – 2

5 -#18T Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal, KS – 1

#24H- Rob Chaney, Wooster, OH – 1

#15H Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX -1

#1X Randy Hannagan, San Jose – 1

#D1 Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD – 1

#22 Greg Hodnett, Thomasville, PA – 1

#11K Tim Kaeding, San Jose – 1

#11 Steve Kinser, Bloomington, IN – 1

#11H Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s NSW – 1

#20 Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN – 1

#9 Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN – 1

#6 Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA – 1

#7S Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN – 1

#R19 Jason Solwold, Mt. Vernon, WA – 1

#2 Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, NSW – 1