Lasoski & Smith Split Silver Cup

Making History: Lasoski and Smith Win Twin 30’s & Lasoski Claims Overall Silver Cup Title

Sarver, PA— July 22, 2009—Danny Lasoski and Stevie Smith made history on Wednesday night at Lernerville Speedway as they split the first ever Twin-30 lap features in the annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at the high-banked track located just outside of Pittsburgh as the “Month of Money” rolls on for the World of Outlaws.


Lasoski was victorious in the first 30-lapper after taking the lead from Jason Sides with 10 laps remaining and holding off a furious charge from him over the last few laps to score the $15,000 win, while Smith got around Danny Smith with just four laps remaining in the second 30-lapper to also earn $15,000.

Lasoski made a little more history as it was his first career win at Lernerville Speedway, after finishing second at the track four times in his career. Coupled with a seventh-place finish in the second feature event, that made him the overall champion of the 2009 Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup.

“It’s an honor to win the Don Martin,” said Lasoski. “It’s a race that everyone wants to win. I had finished here second quite a few times and was never able to quite put a full night together and tonight we did. This is a great win for this whole team. Like I said before, we win as a team and we lose as a team.”

Lasoski lined up second and stayed right with Jason Sides who started on the pole for the first 20 laps of the 30-lap contest. The 2001 series champion nearly took the lead on the high side of the track on the seventh lap and again on the 13th lap.

He kept working up top in traffic and following a lap-20 restart was able to power his way around Sides on the high of turns one and two on the 21st lap to take the top spot. He would go on to lead the remainder of the race with Sides catching him over the last three laps and the pair coming off the fourth turn on the last lap nearly side-by-side with Lasoski winning a drag race to the line by just 0.176 seconds aboard the Casey’s General Store JEI.

“I just knew that I had to get a good clean run, because his car was good across the middle and I was good up top,” explained the winner. “I had to have either lapped traffic or a good wide race track and that’s what we had. We had an opportunity and took advantage of it.”

Sides led 20 laps on the night and finished second in the Wetherington Tractor Service Maxim for the third time this season. He began the night by turning the quickest lap in time trials for the fifth time this season.

Steve Kinser was third in the Quaker State Maxim, with Tim Kaeding fourth in the DTR Transport KPC. Tim Shaffer was fifth at his home track aboard the Kistler Engines J&J. Jason Meyers was sixth in the GLR Investments KPC. Lance Dewease was seventh piloting the Infinity Design J&J, with Ed Lynch Jr. eighth aboard the Howard Concrete J&J. Sammy Swindell was ninth in the Tom Rolfe Trucking Maxim and three-time and defending series champion and current series point leader Donny Schatz rounded out the Top-10 in the Armor All J&J.

Prior to the second 30-lap feature, teams has about 20 minutes to work on their machine before the lead lap finishers from the first race were inverted, putting winner Danny Lasoski in the 19th spot to start the contest.

In the second 30-lapper Stevie Smith tracked down Danny Smith with just four laps remaining, getting under him off of turns three and four to take the lead. He then held off a last late charge by Jac Haudenschild to win by a mere 0.175 seconds. For Smith, it was his fifth win in World of Outlaws action at the track and the seventh of his career at the high-banked four-tenths-mile.

“This feels great,” said Smith. “This is where I won my first race and I always look forward to coming back here. The fact that Don (Martin) built this place and the tradition is still here is a good feeling to come here and an even better feeling to win.”

Lasoski’s win was his fifth of the season and the 86th of his career with the World of Outlaws. He is currently in the fifth spot in the series championship standings.

“We’ve been working hard all year and the longer we go, the better we get,” shared Lasoski. “That is due to dedication and good hard teamwork. We’re real proud of everyone on this team and it’s an honor for me to drive this car.”

Smith lined up seventh in the second 30-lapper after finishing 13th in the first event in the Zemco Speed Equipment Maxim. He ran seventh for the first 13 laps of the race before getting around Terry McCarl to move into sixth. From there, he worked on Craig Dollansky and Joey Saldana. He also gained a spot after Kraig Kinser spun while running second.

After getting around Saldana to take the third spot on the 21st lap, he would battle Jac Haudenschild for the next five laps. He worked his way past him with just five laps remaining and on the 26th lap in heavy traffic he dove under Danny Smith in turns three and four to take the lead and would pace the field for the remaining four laps en route to the 67th A-Feature win of his career with the World of Outlaws which was worth $15,000.

“I was on it the whole race, it just takes a while,” said Smith. “They tilled the track and made it good and we all had to race as hard as we could just to keep up. You have to run every lap as hard as you can and hopefully you’ll end up at the front when it’s over.”

Jac Haudenschild finished second in the Owens-Corning Fiberglass Maxim with Danny Smith in the Doug Williams Trucking Maxim in third. Craig Dollansky was fourth in the DirecTV Maxim, with his teammate Joey Saldana fifth in the Budweiser Maxim. Terry McCarl was sixth in the Big Game Treestands Maxim. Danny Lasoski was seventh in the Casey’s General Store JEI to wrap up the overall Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup title for having the best finishing position in the Twin-30 lap events. Lance Dewease was eighth in the Infinity Design J&J, with Jason Meyers ninth piloting the GLR Investments KPC. Donny Schatz rounded out the Top-10 in the Armor All J&J.

The World of Outlaws return to action on Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania for the annual Summer Nationals, with $20,000 awaiting the winner in the finale.


• FAST QUALIFIER: Jason Sides paced the 43 cars that took time with an AMB i.t. timed lap around the high-banked four-tenths-mile oval at 12.812 seconds at 126.444 mph. For his qualifying effort, Sides earned five bonus points. The next four fastest qualifiers also earned bonus points, including: Jason Meyers (4), Dale Blaney (3), Ed Lynch Jr. (2), and Danny Lasoski (1).

• QUALIFYING WINNERS: Tim Shaffer, Lance Dewease, Tim Kaeding and Steve Kinser won heat races. Terry McCarl won the B-Main. Jason Sides won the Crane Cams Dash. Sam Hafertepe Jr. won the C-Main.

There has been 41 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature event held in 2009. The winners include: Joey Saldana (Volusia Speedway Park, Silver Dollar Speedway, Thunderbowl Raceway, Lone Star Speedway, Houston Raceway Park, The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Virginia Motor Speedway, Lawrenceburg Speedway, Dodge City Raceway Park-twice, U.S. 36 Raceway and 34 Raceway), Donny Schatz (Volusia Speedway Park-twice, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Knoxville Raceway, Eldora Speedway, Canandaigua Speedway, Lawrenceburg Speedway, River Cities Speedway, Cedar Lake Speedway and Eldora Speedway), Danny Lasoski (Delaware International Speedway, Nodak Speedway, Eagle Raceway, Charter Raceway Park and Lernerville Speedway), Jason Meyers (Silver Dollar Speedway, Paducah International Raceway, I-96 Speedway and Red River Valley Speedway), Steve Kinser (Tri-State Speedway and Limaland Motorsports Park), Terry McCarl (Knoxville Raceway and Eldora Speedway), Dale Blaney (Attica Raceway Park), Randy Hannagan (Thunderbowl Raceway), Greg Hodnett (Williams Grove Speedway), Tim Kaeding (Riverside International Speedway),Chad Kemenah (Manzanita Speedway) and Stevie Smith (Lernerville Speedway).

Lernerville Speedway is a high-banked four-tenths-mile oval. The World of Outlaws have raced three times this season on a track that size. The winners included: Danny Lasoski (Lernerville Speedway), Joey Saldana (The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway) and Stevie Smith (Lernerville Speedway).

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Twin 30’s; Sarver, PA; July, 22, 2009


1) 7S-Jason Sides 12.812

2) 14-Jason Meyers 12.835

3) 2-Dale Blaney 12.860

4) 2L-Ed Lynch Jr. 12.890

5) 6-Danny Lasoski 12.914

6) 24-Terry McCarl 12.922

7) 35-Chad Kemenah 12.958

8) 10-Sammy Swindell 12.964

9) 83X-Tim Shaffer 12.999

10) 30C-Lance Dewease 13.008

11) 89-Cody Darrah 13.010

12) 22-Brian Ellenberger 13.013

13) D4-Danny Holtgraver 13.035

14) 4-Danny Smith 13.055

15) 83-Tim Kaeding 13.059

16) 11-Steve Kinser 13.060

17) 22H-Greg Hodnett 13.074

18) 7M-Mark Smith 13.104

19) 1-Stevie Smith 13.110

20) 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. 13.118

21) 8-Mike Lutz 13.125

22) 15-Donny Schatz 13.127

23) 5W-Lucas Wolfe 13.137

24) 19-Craig Dollansky 13.151

25) 51-Fred Rahmer 13.154

26) 20-Kraig Kinser 13.172

27) 39-Doug Esh 13.200

28) 17-Daryn Pittman 13.216

29) R19-Jac Haudenschild 13.221

30) 1X-Randy Hannagan 13.222

31) 21N-Andy Priest 13.289

32) 9-Joey Saldana 13.294

33) 3-Pete Miller 13.379

34) V92-Mathew Reed 13.442

35) 96-Lindsay Enscoe 13.556

36) O8-Danny Kuriger 13.598

37) 10X-Carl Bowser 13.647

38) 33-Brent Matus 13.652

39) 16-Gary Rankin 14.020

40) O1-Robbie Bartchy 14.215

41) 4K-Bill Kiley 14.410

42) 3J-Brandon Matus 14.419

43) 6R-Sheila Rankin 15.536

44) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. -.—

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

1) 83X-Tim Shaffer

2) 6-Danny Lasoski

3) 7S-Jason Sides

4) 22H-Greg Hodnett

5) D4-Danny Holtgraver

6) 51-Fred Rahmer

7) R19-Jac Haudenschild

8) 8-Mike Lutz

9) 10X-Carl Bowser

10) 3-Pete Miller

11) 4K-Bill Kiley

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

1) 30C-Lance Dewease

2) 14-Jason Meyers

3) 4-Danny Smith

4) 15-Donny Schatz

5) 7M-Mark Smith

6) 24-Terry McCarl

7) 1X-Randy Hannagan

8) V92-Mathew Reed

9) 20-Kraig Kinser

10) 3J-Brandon Matus

11) 33-Brent Matus

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

1) 83-Tim Kaeding

2) 89-Cody Darrah

3) 35-Chad Kemenah

4) 2-Dale Blaney

5) 1-Stevie Smith

6) 5W-Lucas Wolfe

7) 39-Doug Esh

8) 21N-Andy Priest

9) 96-Lindsay Enscoe

10) 6R-Sheila Rankin

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

1) 11-Steve Kinser

2) 2L-Ed Lynch Jr.

3) 10-Sammy Swindell

4) 22-Brian Ellenberger

5) 9-Joey Saldana

6) 19-Craig Dollansky

7) 17-Daryn Pittman

8) 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.

9) O1-Robbie Bartchy

10) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.

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

1) 7S-Jason Sides

2) 6-Danny Lasoski

3) 89-Cody Darrah

4) 83-Tim Kaeding

5) 2L-Ed Lynch Jr.

6) 2-Dale Blaney

7) 11-Steve Kinser

8) 83X-Tim Shaffer

9) 30C-Lance Dewease

10) 14-Jason Meyers

C-main (8 laps, top 2 finishers transferred to B-main)

1) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.

2) 10X-Carl Bowser

3) 96-Lindsay Enscoe [$125]

4) 4K-Bill Kiley [$125]

5) 3J-Brandon Matus [$125]

6) O1-Robbie Bartchy [$100]

7) 33-Brent Matus [$100]

8) 6R-Sheila Rankin [$100]

9) 16-Gary Rankin [$100]

10) O8-Danny Kuriger [$100]

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

1) 24-Terry McCarl

2) R19-Jac Haudenschild

3) 51-Fred Rahmer

4) 19-Craig Dollansky

5) 8-Mike Lutz [$0]

6) 5W-Lucas Wolfe [$180]

7) 17-Daryn Pittman [$0]

8) 1X-Randy Hannagan [$160]

9) V92-Mathew Reed [$150]

10) 39-Doug Esh [$150]

11) 10X-Carl Bowser [$150]

12) 3-Pete Miller [$150]

13) 20-Kraig Kinser [$150]

14) 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr [$150]

15) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [$150]

16) 21N-Andy Priest [$150]

A-main 1 (30 laps) – Starting Position [#]

1) 6-Danny Lasoski[2] [$15,000]

2) 7S-Jason Sides[1] [$5,500]

3) 11-Steve Kinser[7] [$3,200]

4) 83-Tim Kaeding[4] [$2,800]

5) 83X-Tim Shaffer[8] [$2,500]

6) 14-Jason Meyers[10] [$2,300]

7) 30C-Lance Dewease[9] [$2,200]

8) 2L-Ed Lynch Jr.[5] [$2,100]

9) 10-Sammy Swindell[13] [$2,050]

10) 15-Donny Schatz[20] [$2,000]

11) 22H-Greg Hodnett[17] [$1,500]

12) 51-Fred Rahmer[22] [$1,200]

13) 1-Stevie Smith[19] [$1,100]

14) 9-Joey Saldana[24] [$1,050]

15) 19-Craig Dollansky[21] [$1,000]

16) R19-Jac Haudenschild[23] [$900]

17) 24-Terry McCarl[11] [$800]

18) 4-Danny Smith[16] [$800]

19) 20-Kraig Kinser[25] [$0]

20) 22-Brian Ellenberger[14] [$800]

21) 5W-Lucas Wolfe[27] [$0]

22) D4-Danny Holtgraver[15] [$800]

23) 2-Dale Blaney[6] [$800]

24) 33-Brent Matus[28] [$0]

25) 8-Mike Lutz[29] [$800]

26) 35-Chad Kemenah[12] [$800]

27) 7M-Mark Smith[18] [$800]

28) 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[26] [$0]

29) 89-Cody Darrah[3] [$200]

Note- Kraig Kinser and Lucas Wolfe used World of Outlaws provisionals to start the A-Feature. Jack Sodeman Jr. and Brent Matus used Lernerville Speedway track provisionals to start the A-Feature. Mike Lutz started the A-Feature as the alternate after Cody Darrah was not able to get his car fired.

Lap Leaders: Jason Sides 1-20, Danny Lasoski 21-30
SuperClean Start of the Night Award: Jac Haudenschild
Penske Power Position Award: Steve Kinser
KSE Hard Charger Award: Donny Schatz

A-main 2 (30 laps) – Starting Position [#]

1) 1-Stevie Smith[7] [$15,000]

2) R19-Jac Haudenschild[4] [$5,500]

3) 4-Danny Smith[2] [$3,200]

4) 19-Craig Dollansky[5] [$2,800]

5) 9-Joey Saldana[6] [$2,500]

6) 24-Terry McCarl[3] [$2,300]

7) 6-Danny Lasoski[19] [$2,200]

8) 30C-Lance Dewease[13] [$2,100]

9) 14-Jason Meyers[14] [$2,050]

10) 15-Donny Schatz[10] [$2,000]

11) 7S-Jason Sides[18] [$1,500]

12) 83X-Tim Shaffer[15] [$1,200]

13) 11-Steve Kinser[17] [$1,100]

14) 83-Tim Kaeding[16] [$1,050]

15) 51-Fred Rahmer[8] [$1,000]

16) 2L-Ed Lynch Jr.[12] [$900]

17) 17-Daryn Pittman[29] [$800]

18) 8-Mike Lutz[25] [$800]

19) 5W-Lucas Wolfe[21] [$0]

20) 35-Chad Kemenah[26] [$800]

21) 7M-Mark Smith[27] [$800]

22) 20-Kraig Kinser[1] [$0]

23) D4-Danny Holtgraver[22] [$800]

24) 22-Brian Ellenberger[20] [$800]

25) 33-Brent Matus[24] [$0]

26) 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[28] [$0]

27) 22H-Greg Hodnett[9] [$800]

28) 10-Sammy Swindell[11] [$800]

29) 2-Dale Blaney[23] [$175]

Note: Daryn Pittman started the second A-Feature as the alternate, when Dale Blaney was not able to start after losing an engine in the first feature.

Lap Leader: Danny Smith, 1-26; Stevie Smith, 27-30
Penske Power Position Award: Danny Smith
KSE Hard Charger Award: Danny Lasoski

World of Outlaws Championship Standings through July 22
1. Donny Schatz 5478
2. Joey Saldana 5426 -52
3. Jason Meyers 5421 -57
4. Steve Kinser 5383 -95
5. Danny Lasoski 5262 -216
6. Jason Sides 5257 -221
7. Craig Dollansky 5146 -332
8. Jac Haudenschild 5077 -401
9. Kraig Kinser 5055 -423
10. Lucas Wolfe 4682 -796
11. Sam Hafertepe Jr. 4450 -1028
12. Brian Ellenberger 4182 -1296

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