ALLSTAR: Sharon Speedway Result 1999-09-04

All Star Sprint Race Results - Sharon Speedway - Sat. 9/4/99 By Scott Hall HARTFORD, OH - Greg Hodnett found the inside groove before Joey Saldana did, resulting in a win in the All Star sprint 30-lap feature Saturday night at Ed ...

All Star Sprint Race Results - Sharon Speedway - Sat. 9/4/99 By Scott Hall HARTFORD, OH - Greg Hodnett found the inside groove before Joey Saldana did, resulting in a win in the All Star sprint 30-lap feature Saturday night at Ed Skillman’s Sharon Speedway on the opening night of the 19th annual Sharon Nationals. Hodnett’s second All Star win of the season was worth $5,000 and came over an impressive 58 car field and a packed house. "I didn’t think there was any chance of catching him (Saldana)," Hodnett recalled. "But lapped traffic went our way. We got a couple of good breaks. I went to lap one guy and he passed me back on the bottom so I thought I better get my rear end down there." Hodnett’s Apple Chevrolet Maxim rode on Goodyear tires and was powered by a Stauffer-Chevrolet engine. "I was running the top the whole race and didn’t see anyone down there," Saldana said of his runner-up run. "It must have just laid a little bit of rubber and those guys were sticking pretty good." He concluded, "That’s what happens when you are leading, sometimes it pays off and sometimes it doesn’t. The car was fast enough to win, I just didn’t find the right line at the checkered." James Chesson started on the ButlerBuilt Motorsports Equipment Hot Seat pole position with Keith Kauffman alongside. The first drop of a green ended in red when Kasey Kahne flipped in turn one. He made quick repairs and rejoined the field on the tail. The next drop of the green saw Chesson lead over Kauffman and sixth starter Joey Saldana. Saldana got past Kauffman on the next circuit, then on a lap three restart, Saldana dove under Chesson in turn three to sweep into the lead. Action was slowed on lap five when Brian Paulus got mixed up with Ed Lynch, Jr. and flipped. Ralph Spithaler and Dean Jacobs both spun and made contact trying to avoid Paulus. On the reappearance of the green, Saldana led again as Hodnett, who started fifth, got past Chesson for second with a high pass going down the backstretch on lap six. From then on, it was a high speed chase in the high groove, with Saldana stretching his advantage over Hodnett. By the halfway point of the 15 mile run, Saldana was back into lapped traffic over Hodnett. Jeff Shepard, up from seventh and Chesson. By lap 18 Hodnett was catching the leader in traffic, and he found the low groove in turns three and four. Saldana got free of traffic, stretching his advantage In the Steve Mox Trucking mount, but by lap 25, he was back in traffic and Hodnett closed quickly. Saldana had trouble passing the lapped car of Butch Schroeder, allowing Hodnett to get right on his tail. Hodnett dove low in turn three on lap 27, but could not get by. He repeated the move on lap 28 to take the lead, and was four car lengths ahead when the checkered flag was dropped. "My ignition was messing up, so we changed a gear under the red to kill our top speed, Shepard said of his third place run. Chesson held on for fourth over ninth starting Rodney Duncan and Lance Dewease while Paul McMahan finished seventh, earning the "Team Simpson Racing Lucky Seven" award. The United Expressline heat fell to Sean Keen, the Southwest Expressline heat to Butch Schroeder, the Southwest Glass heat was won by Shepard, the second United Expressline heat to Ralph Spithaler and the United Specialties heat went to Chad Kemenah. Lance Dewease won the United Expressline B Main while Andy McKisson won the Georgia Marketing & Promotions C Main and Saldana was the fast qualifier. CW Harshman won the Alky slow qualifiers dash. Kenny Jacobs flipped his mount after tagging the turn three guardrail in hot laps. Todd Shaffer took a nasty flip down the front chute in his heat. After scrambling out of his burning car and getting pinned to the ground by his roll cage when the car shifted, he was okay also. Then PJ Chesson hit the wall hard and flipped in his heat and was transported to a local hospital for x-rays on his sore shoulder. Time Trials: 1. Joey Saldana, Mox 17, 15.859; 2. Greg Hodnett, Apple 12, 15.887; 3. Paul McMahan, Johnson U2, 15.907; 4. P.J. Chesson, Chesson 76, 15.956; 5. Lance Dewease, Harz 88, 15.975; 6. Keith Kauffman, Middlesworth 7, 16.048; 7. James Chesson, Chesson 22, 16.124; 8. Jeff Shepard, Zemco 1, 16.135; 9. Danny Wood, Woodburn 21, 16.147; 10. Rodney Duncan, Harrison 22, 16.211; 11. Craig Rankin, Guzzo 77, 16.221; 12. Kasey Kahne, Kahne 23K, 16.223; 13. Byron Reed, B&S 5, 16.269; 14. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23s, 16.287; 15. Jim Nier, Nier 00, 16.325; 16. Sean Keen, Purple Reign 53, 16.353; 17. Dean Jacobs, Holbrook 8, 16.422; 18. Todd Shaffer, Beam 88, 16.460; 19. Chad Kemenah, Harble 15, 16.517; 20. Kenny Jacobs, Jacobs 6, 16.586; 21. Danny Smith, Ashworth 92, 16.595; 22. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 16.602; 23. Brian Gobrecht, KG 92, 16.609; 24. Brian Ellenberger, Ellenberger 20, 16.648; 25. Jimmy Hawley, Crawford C3, 16.652; 26. Jerrod Hull, Webb 51, 16.693; 27. Butch Schroeder, Daugherty 7, 16.714; 28. Scott Bonnell, Bonnell 3, 16.727; 29. Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4K, 16.743; 30. Ralph Spithaler, Spithaler 56s, 16.778; 31. Tom Burns, Burns 7c, 16.840; 32. Rod George, Thomas 17t, 16.857; 33. Brian Paulus, P&P 28, 16.923; 34. Jarod Larson, Clemson 47, 16.999; 35. Brian Carlson, SC Motorsports 18, 17.023; 36. Rob Chaney, Chaney 42, 17.097; 37. Jeff Schrum, Minor 2m, 17.243; 38. Greg Wilson, Hampshire 63, 17.277; 39. Barry Ruble, Ruble 63, 17.313; 40. Andy McKisson, McKisson 0, 17.353; 41. Doug Keckich, Keckich 19, 17.415; 42. Kevin Schaeffer, Schaeffer 9, 17.424; 43. Dr. Bob Altmeyer, Altmeyer 14, 17.447; 44. Mike Keckich, Keckich 5k, 17.477; 45. Jess Thomas, Thomas 77t, 17.545; 46. Tom Quarterson, Sloss 00, 17.591; 47.Daryl Stimeling, Stimeling 30, 17.647; 48. Joe McEwen, McEwen 44, 17.740; 49. Paul White, White 00, 17.988; 50. Terry Young, Young 98, 18.045; 51. Mike Marano II, M&M 34, 18.054; 52. Jim Damon, Damon 50x, 18.162; 53. C W Harshman, Harshman 53, 18.186; 54. Roger Campbell, Campbell ZL1, 18.233; 55. Brent Matus, Matus 33, 18.511; 56. Buddy Cochran, Cochran 30, 18.524; 57. Gary McCollum, McCollum 20, 18.555; 58. Gary Rankin, Rankin 6, 19.496. United Expressline Heat (8 laps): 1. Keen 2. Smith 3. Kauffman 4. Saldana 5. C. Rankin 6. Hull 7. Quarterson 8. Burns 9. Cochran 10. Chaney. DNS: D. Keckich, Marano. Southwest Expressline Heat (8 laps): 1. Schroeder 2. Hodnett 3. Lynch 4. Kahne 5. J. Chesson 6. George 7. Schaeffer 8. Stimeling 9. McCollum 10. Schrum 11. Damon 12. D. Jacobs. Southwest Glass Heat (8 laps): 1. Shepard 2. McMahan 3. Reed 4. Gobrecht 5. Shaffer 6. Paulus 7. Wilson 8. McEwen 9. Harshman 10. Altmeyer 11. G. Rankin 12. Bonnell. United Specialties Heat (8 laps): 1. Kemenah 2. Kinser 3. Wood 4. Kerr 5. Larson 6. M. Keckich 7. Ruble 8. Campbell 9. White 10. PJ Chesson 11. Ellenberger. United Expressline Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Spithaler 2. Hawley 3. Nier 4. Duncan 5. K. Jacobs 6. Dewease 7. Young 8. McKisson 9. Thomas 10. Matus 11. Carlson. Alky Dash (4 laps): 1. Harshman 2. Cochran 3. McCollum 4. Rankin 5. Matus 6. Campbell. Georgia Marketing & Promotions C Main (10 laps): 1. McKisson 2. Schaeffer 3. M. Keckich 4. Stimeling 5. Thomas 6. Altmeyer 7. Campbell 8. McCollum 9. Cochran 10. Matus 11. McEwen 12. Young 13. Ruble 14. D. Keckich 15. Damon 16. Harshman 17. G. Rankin. United Expressline B Main (12 laps): 1. Dewease 2. J. Chesson 3. K. Jacobs 4. Paulus 5. Ellenberger 6. C. Rankin 7. Hull 8. Larson 9. McKisson 10. Schaeffer 11. Wilson 12. George 13. M. Keckich 14. Stimeling 15. Thomas 16. Burns 17. D. Jacobs 18. Bonnell 19. Carlson. A Main (30 laps): 1. Greg Hodnett 2. Joey Saldana 3. Jeff Shepard 4. James Chesson 5. Rodney Duncan 6. Lance Dewease 7. Paul McMahan 8. Chad Kemenah 9. Danny Wood 10. Kenny Jacobs 11. Frankie Kerr 12. Kasey Kahne 13. Jimmy Hawley 14. Keith Kauffman 15. Ed Lynch Jr. 16. Brian Gobrecht 17. Brian Ellenberger 18. Butch Schroeder 19. Dean Jacobs 20. Danny Smith 21. Kelly Kinser 22. Jim Nier 23. Byron Reed 24. Ralph Spithaler 25. Brian Paulus. DNS- Sean Keen. - www.allstarsprint.com -

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Series Sprint
Drivers Kasey Kahne , James Chesson , Kenny Jacobs , Paul White , Brian Carlson , Brian Paulus , Dean Jacobs , Joey Saldana , Paul McMahan , P.J. Chesson , Greg Wil , Chad Kemenah
Teams HART