ALLSTAR: East Bay All Star Sprint Friday Results 99-02-12

All Star Sprint Race Results - East Bay Raceway, Tampa, FL - Fri. 2/12/99 - By Scott Hall GIBSONTON, FL - Gary Wright fought a bucking bronco of a race car, survived a crash into three lapped cars and led wire-to-wire in the All Star sprint ...

All Star Sprint Race Results - East Bay Raceway, Tampa, FL - Fri. 2/12/99 - By Scott Hall

GIBSONTON, FL - Gary Wright fought a bucking bronco of a race car, survived a crash into three lapped cars and led wire-to-wire in the All Star sprint 25-lap feature Friday night at East Bay Raceway in day three of the 23rd annual East Bay Nationals. It was Wright's first All Star triumph of the year, but second at East Bay as he won the East Bay 360 Nationals two weeks earlier.

Wright broke a Jacobs ladder on the right side of his F&J Construction, Pannell Motorsports Maxim on lap two of the race. "When I ran into the turn the weight shifted to the right and the car got really tight. We've had such a tough Florida this year that I thought "I'm going to keep racing until it quits," Wright recalled. "The car was so good, we had a heck of a setup." His Salina-Chevrolet powered machine rode Hoosier tires and was wrenched by Dave Ochs.

Jac Haudenschild ran second the whole race in Jack Elden's Big Daddy BBQ Sauce machine. "The car felt real good in the feature," Haudenschild said. "Gary was running hard through traffic, we just chased him and we didn't get it done."

With six cars inverted for the start, Wright started on the ButlerBuilt Motorsports Equipment Hot Seat pole position after sixth fastest qualifier Lance Dewease blew his engine in the B Main. Haudenschild started outside row one, with Kevin Gobrecht and Kelly Kinser in row two. Wright jumped out to a huge initial lead over Haudenschild and Lasoski, who started sixth in Chris Black's Eagle. Wright's big lead evaporated in traffic on lap five, and Haudenschild rode low in traffic on lap six to try for the lead, but traffic blocked his path, leaving Wright still on top.

Then disaster almost struck for the leader. A three car crash in turn four, involving Billy Pauch, Paul McMahan and Bob Felmlee, happened directly in front to Wright.

"I hit them a ton when they spun," Wright said. I said here we go again in another wreck." But Wright bounced off the melee and kept the lead as the caution flew. The restart order was Wright, Haudenschild, Lasoski, Shepard and Gobrecht, with Wright keeping his commanding lead following when action resumed. His car was showing signs of the broken Jacobs ladder, lifting a front wheel into the air exiting the turns.

Shepard tried to pass Lasoski several times in traffic, but could not get past as the laps wound down. Traffic became a factor again with five laps remaining, allowing Haudenschild to close back in on Wright, but he could not get close enough to attempt a pass. Shepard, however used traffic to his advantage to make a last lap pass of Lasoski for third.

Shepard described his third place pass this way, "It was pretty tight. On the last lap Danny kind of left the bottom open and I thought he was going to try and run me down in there but I just stuck my nose in there quick and he didn't challenge us so I just mashed it and kept on going."

Lasoski ended fourth with Gobrecht fifth and eighth starter Greg Hodnett's Apple Chevrolet Maxim sixth. Tim Shaffer finished seventh in the J&M Motorsports Maxim, earning the "Team Simpson Racing Lucky Seven" award. Fred Rahmer was eighth, Frankie Kerr ninth and Terry McCarl tenth, up from 18th starting spot.

The United Expressline heat fell to Joey Saldana, the Southwest Expressline heat to Kerr, the Southwest Glass heat was won by Tim Shaffer and the United Specialties heat went to McCarl. The United Expressline heat went to Joe Gaerte. Haudenschild won $1,000 in the Jean Lynch Appreciation Dash with Johnny Mackison the United Expressline B Main winner. Raymond Hensley won the Georgia Marketing & Promotions C Main. Lasoski was the Red Devil Brakes fast qualifier and earned $1,000 for a new track record of 12.440 seconds from track owner Stanley Kolan.

Time Trials: 1. Danny Lasoski, Black 1, 12.440 NTR; 2. Jeff Shepard, Double L 4J, 12.508; 3. Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4K, 12.663; 4. Kevin Gobrecht, Zemco 11, 12.709; 5. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 12.773; 6. Lance Dewease, Dyer 461, 12.788; 7. Gary Wright, Wright 9, 12.812; 8. Johnny Mackison Jr., Swope 65, 12.817; 9. Greg Hodnett, Stewart 12, 12.827; 10. Fred Rahmer, Hamilton 77, 12.847; 11. Joey Saldana, Mox 17, 12.861; 12. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23s, 12.883; 13. Tim Shaffer, J&M 55, 12.923; 14. Dean Jacobs, Holbrook 8, 12.939; 15. Joe Gaerte, Holbrook 8H, 12.942; 16. Kevin Huntley, Daugherty 7, 12.967; 17. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 12.977; 18. Rodney Duncan, Harrison 22, 12.979; 19. Terry McCarl, McCarl 24, 12.988; 20. Danny Smith, Ashworth 92, 13.015; 21. Mike Frost, Frost 88, 13.016; 22. Mike Wagner, Wagner 55, 13.029; 23. Bob Felmlee, Felmlee 6, 13.032; 24. Dave Moulis, Mason 31, 13.034; 25. Paul McMahan, W&J U2, 13.059; 26. Kenny Adams, Harz 88, 13.068; 27. Kurt Winker, Winker 10W, 13.070; 28. Billy Pauch, Zemco 1, 13.076; 29. Jerrod Hull, Webb 51, 13.133; 30. Leonard Lee, Lee 16c, 13.200; 31. Scott Whitworth, Whitworth 96, 13.215; 32. Brian Schnee, Schnee 20, 13.255; 33. Eric Hysong, Andrews 72, 13.267; 34. Jim Moughan, M&L 1M, 13.317; 35. Kenny Jacobs, Gleason 21G, 13.339; 36. John Bankston, Bankston 8, 13.341; 37. Raymond Hensley, Hensley 70, 13.345; 38. Johnny Gilbertson, Mulligan 3, 13.394; 39. Ronald Laney, Laney 52, 13.399; 40. Scott Bonnell, Bonnell 3, 13.433; 41. Terry Pletch, Pletch 29, 13.453; 42. Greg Wilson, Hampshire 63, 13.483; 43. Robbie Standridge, Smith 2S, 13.496; 44. Joe Roe, Miller 52, 13.582; 45. Raymond Shank, Shank 7x, 13.656; 46. Todd Shaffer, Beam 88, 13.679; 47. Boston Reid, Reid 9, 13.811; 48. Ike Worthington, Westside 88, 13.887; 49. Joe Hauck, Filla 34, 13.913; 50. Brian Carlson, SC Motorsports 18, 14.517; 51. Johnny Johnson, Johnson 72J, 15.133; 52. Darrin Miller, Miller 12, NT.

United Expressline Heat (10 laps): 1. Saldana 2. Huntley 3. Lasoski 4. Adams 5. Dewease 6. Whitworth 7. Todd Shaffer 8. Bankston 9. Pletch 10. Johnson 11. Frost.

Southwest Expressline Heat (10 laps): 1. Kerr 2. Shepard 3. Wright 4. Lynch 5. Wagner 6. Schnee 7. Hensley 8. Wilson 9. Reid 10. Winker

Southwest Glass Heat (10 laps): 1. Tim Shaffer 2. Duncan 3. Kinser 4. Felmlee 5. Pauch 6. Mackison 7. Gilbertson 8. Hysong 9. Standridge 10. Worthington

United Specialties Heat (10 laps): 1. McCarl 2. Gobrecht 3. Hodnett 4. D. Jacobs 5. Laney 6. Moulis 7. Hull 8. Roe 9. Moughan 10. Hauck 11. Miller.

United Expressline Heat (10 laps) 1. Gaerte 2. Smith 3. Haudenschild 4. McMahan 5. Rahmer 6. Lee 7. K. Jacobs 8. Bonnell 9. Shank 10 Carlson. Jean Lynch Dash (5 laps): 1. Haudenschild 2. Kinser 3. Lasoski 4. Shepard 5.Gobrecht 6. Dewease.

Georgia Marketing & Promotions C Main (12 laps): 1. Hensley 2. Laney 3. Roe 4. Todd Shaffer 5. Reid 6. Gilbertson 7. Shank 8. Wilson 9. Hauck 10. Worthington 11. Bonnell 12. Pletch 13. Johnson 14. Miller 15. Standridge 16. Carlson.

United Expressline B Main (15 laps): 1. Mackison 2. Wagner 3. Pauch 4. Rahmer 5. Hull 6. K. Jacobs 7. Todd Shaffer 8. Laney 9.Moulis 10. Whitworth 11. Moughan 12. Hensley 13. Dewease 14. Frost 15. Hysong 16. Bankston 17. Roe 18. Winker 19. Lee 20. Schnee.

A Main (25 laps): 1. Wright 2. Haudenschild 3. Shepard 4. Lasoski 5. Gobrecht 6. Hodnett 7. Tim Shaffer 8. Rahmer 9. Kerr 10. McCarl 11. Saldana 12. D. Jacobs 13. Mackison 14. Pauch 15. Gaerte 16. Wagner 17. Smith 18. Adams 19. Duncan 20. Huntley 21. Lynch 22. Kinser 23. McMahan 24. Felmlee.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Tim Shaffer , Danny Lasoski , Kenny Jacobs , Brian Carlson , Dean Jacobs , Joey Saldana , Paul McMahan , Boston Reid , Billy Pauch , Kenny Adams , Greg Wil , Jac Haudenschild