Beaver Dam results 2007-09-16

Charter Charge: Pittman Wins at Charter Raceway Park Daryn Pittman said on Friday night after finishing third at Heartland Park Topeka that his car was not good enough to win and that his team would work hard over the next two days to find the...

Charter Charge: Pittman Wins at Charter Raceway Park

Daryn Pittman said on Friday night after finishing third at Heartland Park Topeka that his car was not good enough to win and that his team would work hard over the next two days to find the winning combination. They certainly found it on Sunday night, as he had the dominant car at Charter Raceway Park, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, leading all 40 laps en route to his fifth A-Feature victory of the season.

The win was his third at Charter Raceway Park, to go along with triumphs in 2003 and 2005. He is the only World of Outlaws driver that has three wins at the high-banked 1/3-mile.

"Any win is good," said Pittman, driver of the Titan Garages Maxim. "You earn them out here these days and it was fun. I wish we raced here 10 times a year. This is a great track and they did a great job preparing the track tonight. Thanks to all the fans for coming back and sticking with it."

Pittman thrilled the large crowd in attendance by spinning donuts off the third and fourth turns before heading to the winner's circle. Earlier this season he celebrated his win at Riverside International Speedway in Arkansas with donuts as well.

"On these short race tracks when you have a longer gear in there, it's a little easier to do them and it was pretty slick," he smiled. "Hopefully the fans enjoyed it."

After starting on the pole, Jason Meyers led the field into the first turn, with Pittman charging to the lead on the high side of the third turn on the opening lap. Donny Schatz also gained a spot on the first lap, getting by Chad Kemenah to take the third position.

Pittman opened a slight lead when the red flag flew on the fourth lap. On the ensuing restart, he got a good jump to lead Meyers who had Schatz and Kemenah right behind him. He continued to lead when the caution flew on the sixth lap. On the ensuing start, a car got upside, leading to an open red flag period that allowed the crews to work on the cars.

Again on the restart, Pittman bolted to a comfortable lead heading into the first turn. Schatz closed on Meyers and began to pressure him for the second spot, with Craig Dollansky moving into fourth around Kemenah.

The leaders began to encounter lapped traffic on the seventh go-around, allowing Meyers to cut into Pittman's lead. A couple of times Meyers looked low heading into the first turn, but Pittman held the lead each time.

The middle of the race was marked by a long green flag period that saw the leaders encounter heavy lapped traffic. Pittman would eventually lap up to and including the 10th-place finisher.

Meyers was bottled up in heavy traffic for a number of laps, allowing Schatz to close in and battle him for the second position. On the 29th lap, Schatz looked high for the position off the second turn and then low exiting the fourth turn, but Meyers held him off, as they went three-wide with a lapped machine. The next lap, Schatz gained the position.

All the while, Pittman continued to make his way through traffic. While Schatz and Meyers were held up, Pittman built a lead that would see him cross the checkered flag over five second ahead of the second and third-place finishers.

"I felt good when I could run a clean track, but when you missed your line, it really slowed up a lot," said Pittman. "We got through traffic pretty decent. A few of them held me up, but our car was excellent and we were able to hold on for 40 laps."

During the open red flag on the sixth lap, Pittman's crew added fuel to and make some minor adjustments to the air pressure of the tires. Waiting to have an extended green flag run, Pittman was anxious to see how his car would handle as the race wore on.

"We didn't change a thing," said the native of Owasso, Oklahoma. "I asked them what I needed to do and they told me that we were fine out in front. I didn't know how good the car would be until we got to lapped traffic and had to start moving around. I knew it was good on the preferred line, but you can't win races like that anymore. You have to have a car that you can move around and pass guys where it's not fast and we had that tonight."

Schatz finished second to earn his 44th Top-Five finish of the season and extend his lead in the championship standings over Joey Saldana. He also was the third quickest qualifier on the night to earn three bonus points.

"We were not as good as we needed to be," said Schatz, driver of the ParkerStore J&J. "We went a little bit too far thinking it would get slicker that it did. That's the way it goes. We know where we made our mistake and we can learn from it."

Meyers won his eighth Crane Cams Dash of the season to earn the pole position and wound up third to earn his 30th Top-Five finish of the season. He ran second for the majority of the race and challenged Schatz numerous times late for the runner-up spot.

"It's disappointing to start on the pole and not win the thing," said Meyers, driver of the Primerica Financial Maxim. "We were trying some new stuff tonight with shocks and I think we made some advancements and are still learning them. I didn't drive my race. Daryn (Pittman) did a good job. I got screwed up in traffic and just didn't get through traffic like I needed to."

Dollansky started sixth and got around Jason Sides on the opening lap to move into the Top-Five. On the lap-6 restart, he charged around Chad Kemenah on the high side to move into fourth, where he would finish.

"We were getting better as the race went on and then got a hole in the right rear tire," said Dollansky, driver of the Karavan Trailers Maxim. "It started losing air pressure and it really got to be a handful at the end of the race."

Paul McMahan finished fifth in the Bass Pro Shops Eagle, after starting eighth, to earn his 34th Top-10 finish of the season.

Chad Kemenah finished sixth in the Kantor Oil Company Maxim, with Jason Solwold seventh in the City Wide Insulation Maxim. Kerry Madsen started 18th and finished eighth in the Selma Shell Maxim, with Joey Saldana ninth in the Open Joist JEI. Steve Kinser rounded out the Top-10 in the Q Oil Maxim.

After three races in a five day period, Pittman was proud of his crew for their continued hard work and he was happy to reward them with a win. In the last eight days, they traveled over 3,300 miles to make it from California to Iowa to Kansas to Wisconsin.

"This is a great rebound for the crew and a credit to them for working hard," noted Pittman. "They stay on me and keep me doing my job and they always work hard."

Schatz had to get on the brakes hard in traffic a couple of times, as he was trying to catch Pittman late in the race, as well as hold off a hard charging Meyers at the same time.

"I got held up a few times," said Schatz. "That's part of racing. If our car would have been a little better we would have been able to get by and through traffic."

Schatz, who has won two of the last three events, was quick to pass credit to his crew as well for their continued hard work. With very little time this week to prepare the car, they gave him a fast machine every time he hit the track.

"These guys always work hard," noted the reigning World of Outlaws champion. "It doesn't matter what the schedule is, they have the same goal every night. They know they have to worker than anyone else to get wins."

Meyers would rather have not seen the open red flag on the sixth lap, but made the most of it as his team made some adjustments on the car. With his third-place finish, he was able to close to within 26 points of Danny Lasoski in the third spot in points, after Lasoski had trouble early in the A-Feature.

"We made a few changes and probably went too far," said the native of Clovis, California. "It was good for about 15 laps and then hurt me at the end of the race. Sometimes you have to give to get a little and honestly if they not opened that red, we probably would have been a lot better off. We'll take third and roll on. It's another good point night for us."

After competing on a very rough track last time the series visited Charter Raceway Park, at which time he was involved in an accident, Meyers was pleased with the track surface on Sunday night at the high-banked 1/3-mile.

"The track was great," he said. "They did a wonderful job with it and the cushion was up high where you could move around a little bit. I'm sure it was an exciting race for the fans and a great race track."

Dollansky tried his best to stay with Meyers during the closing stages of the race, but with his tire going down, he had his hands full. For the native of Elk River, Minnesota, the fourth-place performance was his fifth Top-10 finish in the last seven races.

"As the tire started to go down, I started to struggle more and more getting through lapped traffic," explained Dollansky. "We were able to get through it decent, but had that not happened we would have gotten through it a lot better."

The World of Outlaws return to action on Friday, September 21 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

CHARTER RACEWAY PARK NOTEBOOK

* FAST QUALIFIER: Jason Solwold paced the 30cars that took time with an AMB i.t. timed lap around the high-banked 1/3-mile oval in 11.615 seconds at 103.211 mph. For his qualifying effort, Solwold earned five bonus points. The next four fastest qualifiers also earned bonus points, including: Paul McMahan (4), Donny Schatz (3), Jason Meyers (2) and Tim Shaffer (1).

* QUALIFYING WINNERS: Jason Meyers, Chad Kemenah and Craig Dollansky won heat races-- Randy Hannagan won the B-Main-- Jason Meyers won the Crane Cams Dash.

* UP NEXT: The final visit of the season to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Friday, September 21.

World of Outlaws Statistical Report; Charter Raceway Park; Beaver Dam, WI; Sept. 16, 2007

Qualifying
1) R19-Jason Solwold 11.615
2) 20-Paul McMahan 11.652
3) 15-Donny Schatz 11.689
4) 14-Jason Meyers 11.697
5) 6-Tim Shaffer 11.707
6) 24-Terry McCarl 11.762
7) 21-Daryn Pittman 11.763
8) 7S-Jason Sides 11.764
9) 83-Danny Lasoski 11.777
10) O2-Mike Reinke 11.780
11) 8K-Chad Kemenah 11.789
12) 7-Craig Dollansky 11.806
13) 1X-Randy Hannagan 11.839
14) 10C-Jeremy Campbell 11.850
15) 9-Joey Saldana 11.864
16) 11-Steve Kinser 11.871
17) 35-Jac Haudenschild 11.910
18) 11H-Kerry Madsen 11.921
19) 14AJ-Wayne Johnson 11.966
20) 5-Brooke Tatnell 11.976
21) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr. 11.989
22) 48H-Kurt Winker 12.038
23) 5C-Chad Hillier 12.070
24) 3K-Scott Uttech 12.131
25) O1-Todd Hepfner 12.217
26) 7V-Tim Vandervere 12.232
27) 5K-Brian Kristan 12.289
28) 50-Rusty Egan 12.405
29) 53W-Bill Wirth 12.573
30) O-Johnny Fahl 12.706
31) D1-Justin Henderson -.---

Heat 1 (10 Laps, top 6 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 14-Jason Meyers
2) 21-Daryn Pittman
3) 11-Steve Kinser
4) R19-Jason Solwold
5) D1-Justin Henderson
6) O2-Mike Reinke
7) 14AJ-Wayne Johnson
8) O1-Todd Hepfner
9) 50-Rusty Egan
10) 1X-Randy Hannagan
11) 48H-Kurt Winker

Heat 2 (10 Laps, top 6 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 8K-Chad Kemenah
2) 7S-Jason Sides
3) 6-Tim Shaffer
4) 20-Paul McMahan
5) 35-Jac Haudenschild
6) 10C-Jeremy Campbell
7) 5C-Chad Hillier
8) 5-Brooke Tatnell
9) 7V-Tim Vandervere
10) 53W-Bill Wirth

Heat 3 (10 Laps, top 6 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 7-Craig Dollansky
2) 15-Donny Schatz
3) 11H-Kerry Madsen
4) 83-Danny Lasoski
5) 24-Terry McCarl
6) 9-Joey Saldana
7) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr.
8) O-Johnny Fahl
9) 3K-Scott Uttech
10) 5K-Brian Kristan

Crane Cams Dash (8 laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature)
1) 14-Jason Meyers
2) 21-Daryn Pittman
3) 8K-Chad Kemenah
4) 15-Donny Schatz
5) 7S-Jason Sides
6) 7-Craig Dollansky
7) R19-Jason Solwold
8) 20-Paul McMahan
9) 24-Terry McCarl
10) 6-Tim Shaffer

B-main (12 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 1X-Randy Hannagan
2) 5-Brooke Tatnell
3) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr.
4) 5C-Chad Hillier
5) O1-Todd Hepfner
6) 5K-Brian Kristan
7) 7V-Tim Vandervere [$200]
8) 3K-Scott Uttech [$180]
9) 53W-Bill Wirth [$175]
10) O-Johnny Fahl [$160]
11) 14AJ-Wayne Johnson [$150]
12) 50-Rusty Egan [$150]
13) 48H-Kurt Winker [$150]

A-main (40 laps) - Starting Position [#]
1) 21-Daryn Pittman[2] [$10,000]
2) 15-Donny Schatz[4] [$5,500]
3) 14-Jason Meyers[1] [$3,200]
4) 7-Craig Dollansky[6] [$2,800]
5) 20-Paul McMahan[8] [$2,500]
6) 8K-Chad Kemenah[3] [$2,300]
7) R19-Jason Solwold[7] [$2,200]
8) 11H-Kerry Madsen[18] [$2,100]
9) 9-Joey Saldana[15] [$2,050]
10) 11-Steve Kinser[16] [$2,000]
11) D1-Justin Henderson[22] [$1,500]
12) 5-Brooke Tatnell[19] [$1,200]
13) 10C-Jeremy Campbell[14] [$1,100]
14) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr.[20] [$1,050]
15) 5C-Chad Hillier[21] [$1,000]
16) 6-Tim Shaffer[10] [$900]
17) 5K-Brian Kristan[24] [$800]
18) 7S-Jason Sides[5] [$800]
19) O2-Mike Reinke[12] [$800]
20) O1-Todd Hepfner[23] [$800]
21) 1X-Randy Hannagan[13] [$800]
22) 35-Jac Haudenschild[17] [$800]
23) 24-Terry McCarl[9] [$800]
24) 83-Danny Lasoski[11] [$800]

Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-40
KSE Hard Charger Award: Justin Henderson

-credit: woo

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tim Shaffer , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Craig Dollansky , Brooke Tatnell , Daryn Pittman , Jason Meyers , Jason Sides , Joey Saldana , Kerry Madsen , Paul McMahan , Randy Hannagan , Jac Haudenschild , Wayne Johnson , Chad Kemenah , Tony Bruce Jr.
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