ALLSTAR: Belleville Report 96-08-20

United Expressline All Star/NCRA Sprint Results Belleville High Banks, Belleville, KS - Tues. 8/20/96 BELLEVILLE , KS - Danny Lasoski moved past Jeff Shepard to take Tuesday's sprint car feature on the Belleville High Banks. The race was ...

United Expressline All Star/NCRA Sprint Results Belleville High Banks, Belleville, KS - Tues. 8/20/96

BELLEVILLE , KS - Danny Lasoski moved past Jeff Shepard to take Tuesday's sprint car feature on the Belleville High Banks. The race was round two of the Thunder Through the Plains Tour II pitting the All Star sprints against the National Championship Racing Ass'n. The second win in as many career starts for Lasoski at Belleville also marked this fourth NCRA and second All Star wins of this season. Shepard started from the pole in the Wahlie Motorsports Chevrolet powered Maxim and appeared destined to defend his 1995 Belleville victory. Don Droud, Jr. ran behind Shepard for nine laps before fourth starting Lasoski took him inside turn one. On lap 18, Van Gurley, Jr. scuffed wheels with Denver's Rick Montgomery, flipping Gurley exiting turn two. Gurley reported a sore arm and a destroyed Maxim. "We were happy when the red came out," Lasoski declared. "I hated for Van Gurley, but it got us to close the gap and there were virtually no lapped cars between us. Jeff wasn't getting held up in lapped cars. When you get in front at Belleville in clean air, its awful tough to run somebody down. So the red flag gave me the chance to work on him one on one." During the red Shepard's mechanic Marshall Campbell convinced Jeff that he was fastest on the bottom of turns three and four. When the green flew Shepard shot forward using that line. It took Lasoski just a few laps to close hard around the top. Shepard drifted back to the frontstretch wall, too late to curb Lasoski's Gaerte momentum. Lasoski crossed inside and up into command after 23 of 30 laps. "We definitely chose a harder (Goodyear) tire than most of them," said Lasoski of his Guy Forbrook team. "Because I figured I was going to be all over the place here. I was running in on the cushion and kinda actually making kind of a semi-diamond out of it. It worked out and we got by him." Gary Wright started and finished third trailed by Dale Blaney, who used the bottom to pass Droud and the Jaciobs brothers, Kenny and Dean. Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash winner K. Jacobs finished fifth over 13th starting Frankie Kerr, D. Jacobs and row six starter Danny Smith. Rocky Hodges was ninth over Craig Dollansky. Californian Paul McMahan received a $500 bonus from the Belleville Fair Board for a new track record of 14.545 seconds. The Southwest Expresslines heat fell to Kerr, the ButlerBuilt round to Shane Carson and the third heat to Smith. Lasoski also won the Outerwears Pre-filters B Main.

Time Trials: 1. Paul McMahan, Roth 83, 14.545 New track record; 2. Kenny Jacobs, Ashworth 92, 14.686; 3. Danny Lasoski, Forbrook-Cole 5, 14.697; 4. Gary Wright, Action 9, 14.876; 5. Don Droud Jr, Cormack 1bk, 14.901; 6. Jeff Shepard, Wahlie 1w, 14.912; 7. Dean Jacobs, Jacobs 1f, 14.926; 8. Dale Blaney, Hughes 94, 14.978; 9. Rocky Hodges, Holbrook 8h, 15.016; 10. Aaron Berryhill, Berryhill 97, 15.034; 11. Craig Dollansky, Lindsey 2d, 15.045; 12. Van Gurley, Jr., Gurley 3b, 15.070; 13. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23s, 15.102; 14. Larry Neighbors, Neighbors 29n, 15.103; 15. Danny Smith, Bodkins 00, 15.138; 16. Tommie Estes Jr., Threatt 29, 15.142; 17. Shane Carson, Helms 12$, 15.166; 18. Rick Montgomery, Montgomery 9, 15.240; 19. Daniel Coggeshell, Coggeshell 3c, 15.240; 20. Clay Bontrager, Bontrager 7, 15.293; 21. Nick Losasso, Losasso 51x, 15.304; 22. Jeremy Minton, Minton 13, 15.306; 23. Max Dumsney, Ball 3bx, 15.329; 24. Shane Stewart, Stewart 61a, 15.352; 25. Patrick Bourke, Bourke 27, 15.410; 26. Brian Carlson, SC Motorsports 18, 15.496; 27. Rich Bubak, Bubak 9, 15.521; 28. Kevin Huntley, Johnson U2, 15.534; 29. Tim Shaffer, J&M 55, 15.572; 30. Tim Kuhn, Kuhn 11a, 15.601; 31. Steve King, King 65, 15.614; 32. Gary Lee Maier, Rogers 11x, 15.716; 33. Earnest Jennings, Jennings 61, 16.531; 34. Devlin Polkinghorn, Polkinghorn 65x, nt. Southwest Expresslines Heat (8 laps): 1. Kerr 2. Estes 3. D. Jacobs 4. McMahan 5. Berryhill 6. Wright 7. Coggeshell 8. Huntley 9. Bourke 10. King 11. Minton. ButlerBuilt Heat (8 laps): 1. Carson 2. Blaney 3. Dollansky 4. Neighbors 5. K. Jacobs 6. Droud 7. Maier 8. Shaffer 9. Bontrager 10. Carlson Heat (8 laps): 1. Smith 2. Gurley 3. Shepard 4. Hodges 5. Montgomery 6. Lasoski 7. Stewart 8. Losasso 9. Bubak 10. Kuhn 11. Jennings. Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash (4 laps): 1. Kenny Jacobs 2. Droud 3. D. Jacobs 4. Shepard 5. Blaney 6. Gurley. Outerwears Pre-filters B Main (12 laps): 1. Lasoski 2. Droud 3. Coggeshell 4. Stewart 5. Huntley 6. Wright 7. Bourke 8. Shaffer 9. Maier 10. Carlson 11. Bubak 12. Bontrager 13. Dumsney 14. Losasso 15. Minton 16. Kuhn 17. King 18. Jennings. A Main (30 laps): 1. Danny Lasoski 2. Jeff Shepard 3. Gary Wright 4. Dale Blaney 5. Kenny Jacobs 6. Frankie Kerr 7. Dean Jacobs 8. Danny Smith 9. Rocky Hodges 10. Craig Dollansky 11, Aaron Berryhill 12. Don Droud Jr. 13. Paul McMahan 14. Kevin Huntley 15. Tommy Estes Jr. 16. Patrick Bourke 17. Shane Stewart 18. Daniel Coggeshell 19. Larry Neighbors 20. Van Gurley Jr. 21. Rick Montgomery 22. Shane Carson.

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