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Solwold Wins SuperClean Summer of Money Finale at Charter Raceway Park Jason Solwold had been waiting a long time to win a World of Outlaws A-Feature event. After being close on several occasions this season, as well as winning two...

Solwold Wins SuperClean Summer of Money Finale at Charter Raceway Park

Jason Solwold had been waiting a long time to win a World of Outlaws A-Feature event. After being close on several occasions this season, as well as winning two preliminary features last year, he left no doubt on Friday night at Charter Raceway Park, leading all 40 laps to capture the $10,000 win in the finale of the "SuperClean Summer of Money" on ESPN2.

Solwold will never forget the bizarre night that required five starts to record the first full lap of racing, or how he was just about the only starter in the 26-car field that was not involved in some sort of incident or have a problem with his race car during the event.

"It feels great to win," said Solwold, driver of the City Wide Insulation Maxim. "I'm just happy to be here. We finally got a win and its good momentum to build on heading into the (Knoxville) Nationals."

The event began with an aborted start that led to a complete restart. On the ensuing restart eight cars got together on the back straightaway to bring out the red flag. On the second complete restart, eight cars again got together, this time on the front straightaway bringing out the second red flag. On the fourth start of the race, the yellow flag flew for a car stopped in the second turn. The fifth start led to the first full lap of racing being completed. Paul McMahan was on the pole for each start, with Jason Solwold on the outside of the front row.

As the pair headed to the first and second turns, Solwold charged to the high side of the track as he had done on every one of the previous starts. He took the lead exiting the second turn from McMahan and quickly pulled away. Early in the race, Solwold used the high side of the track and later in the event he used the low side of the 1/3-mile as he weaved his way through traffic.

"The car was working everywhere," said Solwold in Victory Lane. "We changed a lot of things on it, which we normally don't do. We usually do well on race tracks like this and that was the case tonight."

After being close on several occasions this season to picking up his first career World of Outlaws A-Feature win, Solwold was relieved to be victorious. After celebrating with his crew in Victory Lane in front of the ESPN2 cameras, he quickly began to focus on Saturday night and what it would take to repeat at Charter Raceway Park.

"I know I should be a little more excited, but we have been a little disappointed this year," explained the native of Mt. Vernon, Washington. "We've had some close finishes and have had very high expectations. It's starting to come around for us. Maybe, I am just a late bloomer this year."

After enduring three red flags and five yellow flags, Solwold was glad to see the checkered flag. He used strong restarts each and every time to keep the field at bay as he powered his way down the front straightaway. On a hot and humid night, it took every once of energy that Solwold had to win the race.

"It seemed like it would never end, especially being out front leading like that," he noted. "When you are leading, you want it to end as soon as possible, but it seemed like a marathon."

Joey Saldana was involved in the first incident of the night, and as he was circling for the second start, his nose wing collapsed, though the following red flag gave his crew a chance to fix that. He would finish second on Friday, after beginning the night by setting quick time in time trials for the ninth time this season.

"For what my team went through, that was a great finish for us," said Saldana, driver of the Open Joist Mopar-powered JEI. "In that first crash, someone came out of the sky and landed on us. We persevered through that and got another red and worked through that."

Danny Lasoski has to come to the work area during the first incident of the night, where his crew quickly made repairs to his car and got him back out on the track. He patiently worked his way back through the field to finish third.

"We passed some good cars and some guys had some misfortune as well," said Lasoski, driver of the Roth Motorsports JEI. "I had a pretty good car tonight. No car was going to be perfect out here tonight, you had to manhandle it and hang on."

After being involved in the second red flag of the race, Donny Schatz worked his way solidly back into the Top-10. He was running ninth when he suffered a flat tire just before the green flag flew on the 20th lap. His crew quickly changed the tire and got him back out to restart 14th. Within 10 laps, he had worked his way into sixth and would gain two more spots late in the race to finish fourth.

"There guys did an awesome job like they do every night," said Schatz, driver of the ParkStore J&J, pointing to his crew. "On nights like tonight, this is when you can really take your hat off to them. They had everything ready to go and busted their tails to get us out there in time. The car was just like it was when we started the race. I have to thank them. They have gotten put through the ringer lately, driving a lot of miles and having overnight drives and not sleeping much. They never give in."

Terry McCarl who won last weekend in the previous "SuperClean Summer of Money" event at K-C Raceway in Ohio finished fifth, after initially starting 14th. Chad Kemenah earned the KSE Hard Charger Award after finishing sixth in the Kantor Oil Company XXX to earn his second straight Top-10 finish.

Steve Kinser rallied to finish seventh after having to go to the work area on the fourth complete restart due to a broken fuel pump on the Q Oil Maxim. He restarted at the tail of the field and quickly began passing cars en route to his 35th Top-10 finish of the season.

Justin Henderson finished eighth in the Jolt Energy Gum Rocket after starting 22nd. He was involved in the second red flag of the event, and his crew worked hard to make the necessary repairs.

Paul McMahan rallied to finish ninth in the Bass Pro Shops Eagle after having a tire go down while running second on the 20th lap. Jason Sides was 10th in the Wetherington Tractor Service Maxim. Jac Haudenschild was running third on the 22-lap when he had a problem with his car that ended his night.

Saldana earned his 28th Top-10 of the season on Friday night despite the early problems to the car. He drove the entire race with a bent frame and front end that would not allow him to maneuver like he normally could.

"To go from a car that was not capable of running (after the first accident) to having a car that was capable of passing for the lead, was a testament to our team," said Saldana. "They worked really hard and never gave up. To come home second after all we went through was good for us."

Saldana did not mind all of the cautions, and was able to find a major benefit from them, as his ill handling car made for a long night, especially when it was as hot and humid out..

"The yellows helped me because I could regroup and get my thoughts back because my car was not handling well," explained the 1996 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year. "I could not keep up with him in open track, but in traffic I was catching him pretty well."

Danny Lasoski, the 2001 World of Outlaws champion had never seen anything like Friday night in all of his years on the road with the World of Outlaws. He rallied to finish third after being involved in one of the early incidents.

"It looked like "Friday the 13th", with everyone running over everybody," said Lasoski. "We fought through it all and my guys did a great job getting me back out. We'll come back tomorrow and see if we can win this thing."

After finishing fourth, Schatz wrapped up the title in the inaugural "SuperClean Summer of Money" on ESPN2. In the eight race mini-series, he earned two A-Feature wins as he continues to chase his second consecutive World of Outlaws title.

"It is a good accomplishment," said the reigning World of Outlaws champion. "We're glad to be on ESPN2 and have all the great coverage that we have. To be able to put on a good show for the fans is what it's all about. Hopefully tomorrow night we can put on a good show."

The World of Outlaws return to action on Saturday, August 4 with another complete night of racing from Charter Raceway Park, which will be taped for broadcast on SPEED later this season.

The finale of the "SuperClean Summer of Money" will be broadcast on Sunday, August 5 at 11 a.m. Eastern, 10 a. m. Central.

CHARTER RACEWAY PARK NOTEBOOK NIGHT #1

* FAST QUALIFIER: Joey Saldana paced the 33 cars that took time with an AMB i.t. timed lap around the high-banked 1/3-mile oval in 11.689 seconds at 102.558 mph. For his qualifying effort, Saldana earned five bonus points. The next four fastest qualifiers also earned bonus points, including: Jason Sides (4), Jason Solwold (3), Tim Shaffer (2) and Steve Kinser (1).

* QUALIFYING WINNERS: Paul McMahan, Daryn Pittman, Jason Meyers and Kerry Madsen won heat races... Brooke Tatnell won the B-Main... Paul McMahan won the Crane Cams dash.

* UP NEXT: The 47th Annual SuperClean Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa.

World of Outlaws Statistical Report; Charter Raceway Park; Beaver Dam, WI; Aug. 3, 2007

Qualifying
1) 9-Joey Saldana 11.689
2) 7S-Jason Sides 11.703
3) R19-Jason Solwold 11.716
4) 6-Tim Shaffer 11.727
5) 11-Steve Kinser 11.736
6) 2-Brooke Tatnell 11.741
7) 24-Terry McCarl 11.747
8) 7-Craig Dollansky 11.750
9) 20-Paul McMahan 11.828
10) 21-Daryn Pittman 11.876
11) 14-Jason Meyers 11.907
12) 11H-Kerry Madsen 11.918
13) 3-Scott Young 11.939
14) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 11.947
15) 83-Danny Lasoski 11.947
16) O1-Todd Hepfner 11.981
17) 15-Donny Schatz 11.988
18) 10C-Jeremy Campbell 12.013
19) 35-Jac Haudenschild 12.020
20) 5C-Chad Hillier 12.026
21) 1X-Randy Hannagan 12.048
22) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr. 12.051
23) D1-Justin Henderson 12.064
24) 80K-Mike Kertscher 12.101
25) 9K-Brent Kronfuss 12.104
26) 8K-Chad Kemenah 12.126
27) 2W-Scott Neitzel 12.144
28) 77-Wayne Modjeski 12.217
29) 1M-Kim Mock 12.287
30) 36-Jason Martin 12.300
31) 18-Brian Carlson 12.319
32) 95-Billy Warren 12.319
33) 5-Brian Kristan 12.349

Heat 1 (10 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 20-Paul McMahan
2) 9-Joey Saldana
3) 15-Donny Schatz
4) 3-Scott Young
5) 11-Steve Kinser
6) 1X-Randy Hannagan
7) 1M-Kim Mock
8) 5-Brian Kristan
9) 9K-Brent Kronfuss

Heat 2 (10 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 21-Daryn Pittman
2) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.
3) 10C-Jeremy Campbell
4) 7S-Jason Sides
5) 36-Jason Martin
6) 2-Brooke Tatnell
7) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr.
8) 8K-Chad Kemenah

Heat 3 (10 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 14-Jason Meyers
2) 83-Danny Lasoski
3) 24-Terry McCarl
4) R19-Jason Solwold
5) 35-Jac Haudenschild
6) D1-Justin Henderson
7) 18-Brian Carlson
8) 2W-Scott Neitzel

Heat 4 (10 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 11H-Kerry Madsen
2) 7-Craig Dollansky
3) 5C-Chad Hillier
4) 6-Tim Shaffer
5) 80K-Mike Kertscher
6) 77-Wayne Modjeski
7) 95-Billy Warren
8) O1-Todd Hepfner

Crane Cams Dash (8 laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature)
1) 20-Paul McMahan
2) 7-Craig Dollansky
3) 14-Jason Meyers
4) 11H-Kerry Madsen
5) 83-Danny Lasoski
6) R19-Jason Solwold
7) 9-Joey Saldana
8) 21-Daryn Pittman
9) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.
10) 7S-Jason Sides

B-main (12 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 2-Brooke Tatnell
2) O1-Todd Hepfner
3) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr.
4) D1-Justin Henderson
5) 8K-Chad Kemenah [$200]
6) 1X-Randy Hannagan [$180]
7) 9K-Brent Kronfuss [$175]
8) 1M-Kim Mock [$160]
9) 5-Brian Kristan [$150]
10) 18-Brian Carlson [$150]
11) 95-Billy Warren [$150]
12) 2W-Scott Neitzel [$150]
13) 77-Wayne Modjeski [$150]

A-main (40 laps) - Starting Position [#]
1) R19-Jason Solwold[6] [$10,000]
2) 9-Joey Saldana[7] [$5,000]
3) 83-Danny Lasoski[5] [$3,000]
4) 15-Donny Schatz[17] [$2,700]
5) 24-Terry McCarl[14] [$2,500]
6) 8K-Chad Kemenah[26] [$1,500]
7) 11-Steve Kinser[12] [$2,000]
8) D1-Justin Henderson[22] [$1,800]
9) 20-Paul McMahan[1] [$1,600]
10) 7S-Jason Sides[10] [$1,450]
11) O1-Todd Hepfner[16] [$1,300]
12) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[9] [$1,200]
13) 6-Tim Shaffer[11] [$1,100]
14) 14-Jason Meyers[3] [$1,000]
15) 1X-Randy Hannagan[25] [$250]
16) 10C-Jeremy Campbell[18] [$900]
17) 35-Jac Haudenschild[19] [$850]
18) 5C-Chad Hillier[20] [$750]
19) 80K-Mike Kertscher[23] [$725]
20) 36-Jason Martin[24] [$700]
21) 3-Scott Young[15] [$700]
22) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr.[21] [$700]
23) 7-Craig Dollansky[2] [$700]
24) 2-Brooke Tatnell[13] [$700]
25) 11H-Kerry Madsen[4] [$700]
26) 21-Daryn Pittman[8] [$700]

Lap Leaders: Jason Solwold 1-40

KSE Hard Charger Award: Chad Kemenah

Note: Randy Hannagan and Chad Kemenah used provisionals to start the A-Feature.

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