ALLSTAR: Lawrenceburg 2008-09-13

Blaney's Night at Lawrenceburg Scores $60,000 For the 9th time in the season and 68th time in his career, Dale Blaney claims the top prize in O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions action. Blaney powered the George Fisher owned ...

Blaney's Night at Lawrenceburg Scores $60,000

For the 9th time in the season and 68th time in his career, Dale Blaney claims the top prize in O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions action. Blaney powered the George Fisher owned #2b to victory lane after a last lap mishap with the leaders at the $10,000 to win Hoosier Fall Classic at Lawrenceburg Speedway.

Blaney had been running well all night and made his way up to a comfortable 3rd and was following a tight battle between Tim Shaffer and Blake Feese. Feese was attempting a last lap pass on Shaffer and collected himself and Shaffer brining out the evening's final red flag. The final halt to action meant a green-white-checkered finish for Blaney and Randy Hannagan. On the restart, Blaney got the jump and sailed to victory despite the hard charging efforts of Hannagan.

Blaney now holds onto 2nd place all to himself in the career victory list with the O'Reilly All Stars. Blaney's efforts gained him an additional $50,000 for capturing the season championship making for a total of a $60,000 payday for Blaney and Fisher. The 2008 Championship comes 12 years after his back to back championships in 1995 and 1996 making for his 3rd all-time crown.

The superfast track lent itself to some of the fast and most exciting racing the superstars of "America's Series" has had to off in 2008. Four different drivers took the top spot in the 35 lap event. Blaney was the only one that did not succumb to some sort of misfortune while racing. Lance Dewease took the early command, but failed wing posts halted his efforts on lap 8. Lap 8 saw Brock Mayes take control of the point only to relinquish that lead after 15 laps with a flat right rear. Tim Shaffer then took control until the ill-faded last lap battle.

Thirteen drivers showed the power of their fierce 410 motors as they posted sub 12 second qualifying laps. Spud Gustin would earn the new track record after posting a fast lap of 12.628.

Heat race action would lay the groundwork for what was to be an exciting night of racing. Heat races were won by Lee Jacobs (Heat 1), Todd Kane (Heat2), Brandon Wimmer (Heat 3), and Chad Blonde (Heat 4).

The night's C-Main would take a scary turn for Cole Conley. Conley was charging from his scratch position on the feature working on a pass for the lead when he lost control of his sprinter and found the turn 1 wall. Dustin Morgan and Chase Briscoe would take control of the waning laps and make their respective transfer positions to the B-Main.

Brian Ellenberger would take home the B-Main win on the night. The high-tense action continued in the B-Main which saw a couple of red flag situations. Joey Moughan would bring out the first one when he jumped the cushion. Once back under green, another red was shown for a collection of cars that included Paul May, Lee Stark, Aaron Higgins, Ron Blair, and Jeff Bland Jr. Spud Gustin, Tim Hunter, and Danny Smith would each take transfers to the A-Main

The Dash event gave the 6 fastest All Star members one last look at the track before feature time. Rob Chaney would take command of the 6 lap affair over Tim Shaffer and Dale Blaney. Lance Dewease, Blake Feese, and Brock Mayes were the additional participants.

The 2008 Hoosier Fall Classic presented by Miamitown Auto Parts completes the 2008 O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions season. The series plans to release information about the kick-off to the 2009 season, once again in the Sunshine State of Florida.

Official Results

Kistler Engines Qualifying
QT - CAR # - DRIVER - LAP
1 - 80 - SPUD GUSTIN - 11.628 (NTR)
2 - 7K - BLAKE FEESE - 11.636
3 - 83A - TIM SHAFFER - 11.650
4 - 30C - LANCE DEWEASE - 11.767
5 - 2H - TIM HUNTER - 11.818
6 - 24H - ROB CHANEY - 11.857
7 - 2B - DALE BLANEY - 11.878
8 - 71M - PAUL MAY - 11.905
9 - 11B - BROCK MAYES - 11.909
10 - 28 - BRIAN PAULUS - 11.921
11 - 22 - COLE DUNCAN - 11.932
12 - 18 - DANNY SMITH - 11.990
13 - 1X - RANDY HANNIGAN - 11.994
14 - 6 - BILL ROSE - 12.005
15 - 5 - BYRON REED - 12.019
16 - 5B - CHAD BLONDE - 12.021
17 - 59 - LEE JACOBS - 12.038
18 - 6X - TODD KANE - 12.045
19 - 0 - BRANDON WIMMER - 12.053
20 - 5J - JOSS MOFFATT - 12.073
21 - 4B - TOM BUSCH - 12.084
22 - 51 - AARON HIGGINS - 12.095
23 - 56R - RYAN MYERS - 12.100
24 - 12 - JERROD HULL - 12.110
25 - 13 - JESSEE HOCKETT - 12.113
26 - 21S - JEFF BLAND JR. - 12.136
27 - 20E - BRIAN ELLENBURGER - 12.138
28 - 6R - RYAN BUNTON - 12.158
29 - 16 - LEE STARK - 12.182
30 - 11M - BRANDON MARTIN - 12.193
31 - 4K - KODY KINSER - 12.211
32 - 75 - DEAN JACOBS - 12.235
33 - 35 - RON BLAIR - 12.304
34 - 28X - HUD HORNTON - 12.312
35 - 55B - JOEY MOHANN - 12.342
36 - W20 - GREG WILSON - 12.355
37 - 22T - MIRANDA THROCKMORTON - 12.363
38 - 4X - KEITH BAXTER - 12.535
39 - 93 - DUSTIN MORGAN - 12.569
40 - 5X - CHASE BRISCOE - 12.626
41 - 48 - TY DECKARD - 12.751
42 - 4 - EDDIE SLOANE - 12.808
43 - 3B - BRAD GREER - 12.954
44 - 89 - SHAWN WESTERFELD - 12.990
45 - 3C - CALE CONOLEY - NO TIME

Official Finishes
(Finish -- Car -- Driver --(Start))

Heat 1
1 - 59 - L. Jacobs -(2)
2 - 4B - Busch -(1)
3 - 11B - Mayes -(4)
4 - 1X - Hannagan -(3)
5 - 13 - Hockett -(7)
6 - 80 - Guston -(6)
7 - 35 - Blair -(9)
8 - 48 - Deckard -(11)
9 - 16 - Stark -(8)
10 - 2H - Hunter -(5)
11 - 22T - Throckmorton -(10)
12 - 3C - Connelly -(12)

Heat 2
1 - 6X - Kane -(2)
2 - 28 - Paulus -(4)
3 - 6 - Rose -(3)
4 - 7K - Feese -(6)
5 - 24H - Chaney -(5)
6 - 21S - Bland Jr. -(7)
7 - 11M - Martin -(8)
8 - 28X - Horton -(9)
9 - 51 - Higgins -(1)
10 - 4X - Baxter -(10)
11 - 4 - Sloan -(11)

Heat 3
1 - 0 - Wimmer -(2)
2 - 56R - Meyers -(1)
3 - 5 - Reed -(3)
4 - 83A - Shaffer -(6)
5 - 2B - Blaney -(5)
6 - 20E - Ellenberger -(7)
7 - 22 - Duncan -(4)
8 - 4K - Kinser -(8)
9 - 55B - Moughan -(9)
10 - 93 - Morgan -(10)
11 - 3B - Greer -(11)

Heat 4
1 - 5B - Blonde -(3)
2 - 30C - Dewease -(6)
3 - 12 -Hull -(1)
4 - 5J - Moffatt -(2)
5 - 6R - Bunton -(7)
6 - 18 - Smith -(4)
7 - W20 - Wilson -(9)
8 - 89 - Westerfield -(11)
9 - 75 - D. Jacobs -(8)
10 - 5X - Briscoe -(10)
11 - 71 - May -(5)

C - Main
1 - 93 - Morgan -(3)
2 - 5X - Briscoe -(4)
3 - 3B - Greer -(7)
4 - 89 - Westerfield -(8)
5 - 4 - Sloan -(6)
6 - 22T - Throckmorton -(1)
7 - 3C - Connelly -(9)
8 - 4X - Baxter -(2)
9 - 48 - Deckard -(5)

Dash
1 - 24H - Chaney -(1)
2 - 83A - Shaffer -(3)
3 - 2B - Blaney -(5)
4 - 30C - Dewease -(2)
5 - 7K - Feese -(4)
6 - 11B - Mayes -(6)

B - Main
1 - 20E - Ellenberger -(8)
2 - 80 - Guston -(1)
3 - 2H - Hunter -(2)
4 - 18 - Smith -(5)
5 - 22 - Duncan -(4)
6 - 4K - Kinser -(11)
7 - 93 - Morgan -(17)
8 - W20 - Wilson -(16)
9 - 5X - Briscoe -(18)
10 - 35 - Blair -(13)
11 - 11M - Martin -(10)
12 - 71 - May -(3)
13 - 21S - Bland Jr. -(7)
14 - 51 - Higgins -(6)
15 - 16 - Stark -(9)
16 - 55B - Moughan -(15)
17 - 28X - Horton -(14)
18 - 75 - D. Jacobs -(12)

A - Main
1 - 2B - Blaney -(5)
2 - 1X - Hannagan -(8)
3 - 5 - Reed -(10)
4 - 28 - Paulus -(7)
5 - 18 - Smith -(13)
6 - 30C - Dewease -(2)
7 - 13 - Hockett -(22)
8 - 6X - Kane -(16)
9 - 56R - Meyers -(20)
10 - 59 - L. Jacobs -(15)
11 - 6R - Bunton -(24)
12 - 83A - Shaffer -(3)
13 - 7K - Feese -(6)
14 - 6 - Rose -(9)
15 - 20E - Ellenberger -(23)
16 - 80 - Guston -(11)
17 - 0 - Wimmer -(17)
18 - 11B - Mayes -(1)
19 - 5B - Blonde -(14)
20 - 5J - Moffatt -(18)
21 - 4B - Busch -(19)
22 - 24H - Chaney -(4)
23 - 12 -Hull -(21)
24 - 2H - Hunter -(12)

-credit: allstarsprint

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Series Sprint
Drivers Tim Shaffer , Blake Feese , Randy Hannagan , Joey Moughan , Dustin Morgan , Paul May , Chase Briscoe