ALLSTAR: Volusia Tuesday results 2008-02-05

Schatz Blisters Stellar Field at Volusia Speedway Park The O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions rolled into Volusia Speedway Park with 52 cars to kick of the 37th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals. With a field second only to the Knoxville ...

Schatz Blisters Stellar Field at Volusia Speedway Park

The O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions rolled into Volusia Speedway Park with 52 cars to kick of the 37th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals. With a field second only to the Knoxville Nationals, the All Stars had their work cut out for them to try to grab a piece of the pie and the $7000 winner's share. The best of the World of Outlaws and the PA Posse came to compete with the All Stars with a large crowd on hand on a warm Florida evening.

Daryn Pittman set the Kistler Engines Quick Time, laying down a new track record of 12.951 on the super-fast half mile. The margin between quick time and 47th place was less than one second, which goes to show you how important it is to rip off a perfect qualifying run each and every time.

Heat race action was fast and fierce with wins going to Wayne Johnson, Lucas Wolfe, Greg Hodnett, and Brian Ellenberger. Craig Mintz lost a left front wheel in his heat and was clobbered by John Westbrook as he sat helpless at the bottom of turn three. Westbrook had no place to go and Mintz suffered a vicious hit causing a minor knee injury and major damage to the 09 car.

The C-main was packed with talent as would be expected with such a stellar field of cars. Tim Kaeding won with Shane Stewart close behind. Paul McMahan was third with Eric Baldaccini taking the final transfer spot.

The B-main looked like an A-main with all the good cars lining up to try to make it into the feature event, but only four drivers would be so lucky. Danny Lasoski took the checkers followed by Jeff Shepard, Tony Bruce Jr., and Jac Haudenschild. Several great drivers were reduced to spectators for the A-main event.

The redraw of the Top 6 spots by the young fans on the front stretch put Donny Schatz on the pole and Jason Meyers to his outside. Steve Kinser would line up behind Schatz and Lance Dewease took the outside of row two. Daryn Pittman and Craig Dollanksy made up row three.

At the drop of the green, Meyers took the early lead and held the point for several laps over Schatz. When the two hit lapped traffic, Schatz was finding the high side to his liking and overtook Meyers on lap 15. Schatz then set sail picking off back markers one by one as Meyers kept him within his sight. Steve Kinser was busy holding off Daryn Pittman. Meyers got one last good run on Schatz on lap 22, but Schatz would pull away again. Lance Dewease got by Pittman with five laps to go as Schatz went on to win. Meyers crossed the line second with Kinser, Dewease, and Pittman rounding out the Top 5.

"It was a good night," said Schatz from the Alltel victory lane. "Our first night out in the car and we won. I look forward to calling Tony (Stewart) to tell him how we did tonight. The team worked hard and we were in a good spot tonight. We came out here tonight to try a few things and to learn a few things. We will try some more stuff tomorrow and the next night. We have a couple days to keep getting better."

Volusia Speedway (2-5-08)
O'Reilly AllStar Circuit of Champions

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 21-Daryn Pittman, 12.951; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.025; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.048; 4. 30C-Lance Dewease, 13.064; 5. 14-Jason Myers, 13.066; 6. 8K-Chad Kemenah, 13.127; 7. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.167; 8. 5-Danny Lasoski, 13.185; 9. 1X-Randy Hannagan, 13.204; 10. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.205; 11. 9-Joey Saldana, 13.208; 12. 2-Craig Dollanksy, 13.217; 13. 20-Kraig Kinser, 13.236; 14. 25-Chad Layton, 13.243; 15. 51-Fred Rahmer, 13.250; 16. 7MX-Mark Smith, 13.259; 17. 6F-Bob Felmlee, 13.267; 18. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.276; 19. 18-Tony Bruce Jr., 13.285; 20. 11B-Brock Mayes, 13.288; 21. 94-Wayne Johnson, 13.320; 22. 3W-John Westbrook, 13.322; 23. 22-Greg Hodnett, 13.329; 24. 20E-Brian Ellenberger, 13.331; 25. 11M-Brandon Martin, 13.332; 26. 1-Jeff Shepard, 13.353; 27. 89-Cody Darrah, 13.387; 28. 22B-Ben Gregg, 13.388; 29. 28-Brian Paulus, 13.392; 30. 39-TJ Stutts, 13.413; 31. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.418; 32. 19-Stevie Smith, 13.428; 33. 80-Spud Gustin, 13.482; 34. 4-Danny Smith, 13.487; 35. 2B-Dale Blaney, 13.492; 36. R19-Jac Haudenschild, 13.495; 37. 10-Tim Kaeding, 13.504; 38. 83-Shane Stewart, 13.521; 39. O-Paul Mcmahan, 13.582; 40. B4-Eric Baldaccini, 13.595; 41. 71-Paul May, 13.623; 42. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.657; 43. 8H-Dustin Morgan, 13.679; 44. 16S-Lee Stark, 13.747; 45. 56R-Ryan Myers, 13.768; 46. 71J-Bob Schaeffer, 13.776; 47. 4N-Neil Shepherd, 13.881; 48. 7M-Geoff Didge, 13.973; 49. 9P-Rager Phillps, 14.182; 50. 29A-Jason Botsford, 14.429; 51. 72J-Johnny Johnson, 17.365; 52. 94S-Natalie Sather, NT;

Heat 1 - All-Pro Heads

1. 94-Wayne Johnson; 2. 6F-Bob Felmlee; 3. 20-Kraig Kinser; 4. 14-Jason Myers; 5. 21-Daryn Pittman; 6. 10-Tim Kaeding; 7. 28-Brian Paulus; 8. 11M-Brandon Martin; 9. 71-Paul May; 10. 56R-Ryan Myers; 11. 80-Spud Gustin; 12. 1X-Randy Hannagan; 13. 9P-Rager Phillps;

Heat 2 - Engler Machine & Tooll

1. 5W-Lucas Wolfe; 2. 25-Chad Layton; 3. 8K-Chad Kemenah; 4. 24-Terry McCarl; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.; 6. 1-Jeff Shepard; 7. 83-Shane Stewart; 8. 39-TJ Stutts; 9. 71J-Bob Schaeffer; 10. 29A-Jason Botsford; 11. 3W-John Westbrook; 12. O9-Craig Mintz; 13. 4-Danny Smith;

Heat 3 - Hoosier Tire

1. 22-Greg Hodnett; 2. 9-Joey Saldana; 3. 51-Fred Rahmer; 4. 11-Steve Kinser; 5. 15-Donny Schatz; 6. 18-Tony Bruce Jr.; 7. 2B-Dale Blaney; 8. 89-Cody Darrah; 9. 8H-Dustin Morgan; 10. W20-Greg Wilson; 11. O-Paul Mcmahan; 12. 4N-Neil Shepherd; 13. 72J-Johnny Johnson;

Heat 4 - Hank's Performance Products

1. 20E-Brian Ellenberger; 2. 2-Craig Dollanksy; 3. 11B-Brock Mayes; 4. 30C-Lance Dewease; 5. 7MX-Mark Smith; 6. 5-Danny Lasoski; 7. R19-Jac Haudenschild; 8. 19-Stevie Smith; 9. 22B-Ben Gregg; 10. B4-Eric Baldaccini; 11. 16S-Lee Stark; 12. 7M-Geoff Didge; 13. 94S-Natalie Sather;

C-main -- Outerwears Racing Accessories

1. 10-Tim Kaeding; 2. 83-Shane Stewart; 3. O-Paul Mcmahan; 4. B4-Eric Baldaccini; 5. 71-Paul May; 6. 4N-Neil Shepherd; 7. 16S-Lee Stark; 8. 8H-Dustin Morgan; 9. 7M-Geoff Didge; 10. 56R-Ryan Myers; 11. 71J-Bob Schaeffer; 12. 29A-Jason Botsford; 13. 72J-Johnny Johnson; 14. O9-Craig Mintz; 15. 9P-Rager Phillps; 16. 94S-Natalie Sather;

B-main - University of Northwestern Ohio

1. 5-Danny Lasoski; 2. 1-Jeff Shepard; 3. 18-Tony Bruce Jr.; 4. R19-Jac Haudenschild; 5. 28-Brian Paulus; 6. 11M-Brandon Martin; 7. 83-Shane Stewart; 8. 10-Tim Kaeding; 9. 39-TJ Stutts; 10. 2B-Dale Blaney; 11. 89-Cody Darrah; 12. 19-Stevie Smith; 13. W20-Greg Wilson; 14. B4-Eric Baldaccini; 15. 1X-Randy Hannagan; 16. 22B-Ben Gregg; 17. 80-Spud Gustin; 18. 4-Danny Smith; 19. O-Paul Mcmahan; 20. 3W-John Westbrook;

A-main - MSD Ignition -- Starting Position []

1. 15-Donny Schatz[1]; 2. 14-Jason Myers[2]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[7]; 4. 30C-Lance Dewease[5]; 5. 21-Daryn Pittman[4]; 6. 2-Craig Dollanksy[10]; 7. 9-Joey Saldana[9]; 8. 20-Kraig Kinser[12]; 9. 8K-Chad Kemenah[3]; 10. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[6]; 11. 25-Chad Layton[13]; 12. 24-Terry McCarl[8]; 13. 5-Danny Lasoski[11]; 14. 51-Fred Rahmer[14]; 15. R19-Jac Haudenschild[24]; 16. 1-Jeff Shepard[23]; 17. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[17]; 18. 7MX-Mark Smith[15]; 19. 6F-Bob Felmlee[16]; 20. 18-Tony Bruce Jr.[18]; 21. 22-Greg Hodnett[21]; 22. 11B-Brock Mayes[19]; 23. 20E-Brian Ellenberger[22]; 24. 94-Wayne Johnson[20];

-credit: allstar

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Series Sprint
Drivers Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Brian Paulus , Daryn Pittman , Jason Meyers , Joey Saldana , Kraig Kinser , Paul McMahan , Randy Hannagan , Shane Stewart , Lucas Wolf , Jason Myers , Greg Wil , Dustin Morgan , Jac Haudenschild , Wayne Johnson , Chad Kemenah , Ben Gregg , Cody Darrah , Tim Kaeding , Sam Hafertepe Jr. , Tony Bruce Jr. , Paul May