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Chillicothe results 2007-07-28

McCarl Wins Thriller at K-C Raceway Terry McCarl recently took on the nickname, "TV Terry" after the success he has had during the "SuperClean Summer of Money" on ESPN2, as well as the quick wit and stage presence that he possesses when the...

McCarl Wins Thriller at K-C Raceway

Terry McCarl recently took on the nickname, "TV Terry" after the success he has had during the "SuperClean Summer of Money" on ESPN2, as well as the quick wit and stage presence that he possesses when the tapes are rolling. He won the opening race of the eight-race mini-series last month at Knoxville Raceway, and on Saturday night at K-C Raceway, held off a furious charge from Donny Schatz to earn his second win of the "SuperClean Summer of Money" and second overall win on the season.

On a track that traditionally produces two and three-wide racing, McCarl and Schatz kept the fans on their feet for the last 10 laps of the event. McCarl took the lead on the 33rd lap and withstood two late cautions to earn the $10,000 triumph. Schatz looked high and then low lap-after-lap trying to get a run on the leader. He inched ahead several times but each and every time at the line, McCarl was officially scored the leader from the 33rd until the final lap.

The event can be seen on ESPN2 on Sunday, July 29 at Noon Eastern, 11 a.m. Central.

"The television cameras must keep me motivated," smiled McCarl, driver of the Big Game Treestands Eagle, in Victory Lane after doing donuts on the back straightaway. "It is great to win in front of them. I had a great car all night. We timed in well and then were fast in the heat and won that. That put us in a good position."

McCarl quickly worked his way into the Top-Five after the drop of the green flag, first passing Jac Haudenschild and then Steve Kinser, before setting his sights on Schatz. After one long green flag run that last for 14 laps, a series of cautions plagued the event. A couple of those cautions were for Kinser and Haudenschild, who both sustained flat tires while running in the Top-Five at different points of the race.

"I am really a rhythm guy and I was going pretty good at the beginning," explained the winner. "The yellow came out and that makes it a whole new ball game, especially with these tires, because you don't know what you are going to have. I figured some things out at the Kings Royal for this type of deal, since it's the same type of dirt over there. On the restarts I think I am better than I used to be and really got going."

The race began with pole sitter Jeremy Campbell taking the lead, though the yellow flag flew before all the cars had completed a full lap, thus leading to a complete restart. On the second start, again Campbell again jumped to the lead in the first turn.

He would lead the first seven laps, before Donny Schatz would take the point on the low side of the track exiting the third turn. At the same time, Chad Kemenah was waging an epic battle with Steve Kinser. Lap-after-lap the pair ran side-by-side and traded the position, with Kemenah ultimately taking the runner-up spot.

A lap 14 caution helped the rest of the field, as Schatz had been setting a torrid pace prior to that. The reigning World of Outlaws champion was also in front when a red flag occurred to allow the teams to fill the cars with fuel. On the restart, McCarl was right on Schatz's bumper and a couple laps later McCarl used the high side of the track to carry momentum down the front staightaway to take the lead.

Schatz battled back and tired both the high and low sides of the track in an attempt to pass McCarl as the laps wound down. Several times, Schatz inched ahead of McCarl, but at the line for the final eight laps of the event, McCarl was officially scored the leader. While he was disappointed he finished second, Schatz was pleased knowing the fans saw a tremendous race with passing all over the track and throughout the field.

"It was a good race and just came out on the short end of the stick," said Schatz, driver of the ParkerStore J&J. "We gave him everything that we could and he protected the bottom the last couple of laps. We did all we could and there will be another race and we will forget about tonight, just like we forgot about last night."

Chad Kemenah started seventh and quickly worked his way into the Top-Three and earned a third place finish. He battled Steve Kinser for a number of laps for the runner-up spot and then for the third spot. It was his first Top-Five finish driving for Hard Eight Racing. He was ninth two weeks ago at the Kings Royal to earn his first Top-10 with the team.

"I can't thank Ray Brooks and Jon Kantor enough for giving me an opportunity to drive this car," said Kemenah, driver of the Kantor Oil Company XXX. "I am tickled to death to run third. We need to get on a good role and start making a habit of this hopefully."

Rob Chaney started 20th and finished fourth in the Berlin Bakery JEI. Daryn Pittman also passed several cars, as he finished fifth after starting 22nd in the Titan Garages Maxim to earn the KSE Race Products Hard Charger Award.

Danny Lasoski powered his way through the field after starting 18th to finish sixth in the Roth Motorsports JEI. Kerry Madsen was seventh in the Selma Shell Maxim, with Tim Shaffer in the Casey's General Store in eighth. Joey Saldana was ninth in the Open Joist JEI, with pole sitter Jeremy Campbell in the RLM Financial Maxim rounding out the Top-10 after leading the opening seven laps of the race.

For McCarl the win was his first since welcoming veteran World of Outlaws mechanic and crew chief Tyler Swank to the team. McCarl thanked his entire crew by bringing them out in front of the televisions cameras after they celebrated the win.

"He has brought some good consistency to the team," noted McCarl, of the addition of Swank to the team. "Greg (McCormick) had been doing a lot of the stuff himself this year and we had been shuffling around guys, I think we have a very strong team right now."

Schatz used several lines during the race, as he earned his third straight finish of second or better at the track. On the final two laps of the race he was right against the wall for a time and also ran on the bottom of the track as he searched for a way around McCarl.

"It was all over the place," said Schatz. "It got real slick and it was like Eldora (Speedway) was and Ohsweken (Speedway) was. These guys have been working hard on these race tracks. The World of Outlaws is doing a great job policing everything that is going on and making sure that we get great race tracks."

Kemenah had his car hooked up on the bottom of the track as he charged into the Top-Three prior to the halfway point of the 40-lap contest. In traffic he switched his line a little bit to clear the slower cars.

"I didn't want to see that caution when I got into second, because I think I may have had something for everybody," shared Kemenah. "I think we might have sealed off a tire. It was tough to get into a rhythm late. When you get that many cautions near the end, you just want to see the thing end. I thought the tires would seal up more than they did. We got lucky to hold onto third."

The event can be seen on ESPN2 on Sunday, July 29 at Noon Eastern, 11 a.m. Central.

The World of Outlaws return to action on Friday, August 3 at Charter Raceway Park in Wisconsin for a two-night show that will put the cap on the "SuperClean Summer of Money."

K-C RACEWAY NOTEBOOK

* FAST QUALIFIER: Paul McMahan paced the 47 cars that took time with an AMB i.t. timed lap around the high-banked 3/8-mile oval in 11.578 seconds at 116.600 mph. For his qualifying effort, McMahan earned five bonus points. The next four fastest qualifiers also earned bonus points, including: Craig Dollansky (4), Tim Shaffer (3), Dale Blaney (2) and Terry McCarl (1).

* QUALIFYING WINNERS: Terry McCarl, Craig Dollansky, Steve Kinser and Jeremy Campbell won heat races... Brock Mayes won the C-Main... Greg Wilson won the B-Main... Jeremy Campbell won the Crane Cams dash.

* UP NEXT: A two-day event at Charter Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, which will put a cap on the "SuperClean Summer of Money" on ESPN2 on August 3-4.

World of Outlaws Statistical Report; K-C Raceway; Alma, OH; July 28, 2007

Qualifying
1) 20-Paul McMahan 11.578
2) 7-Craig Dollansky 11.610
3) 6-Tim Shaffer 11.638
4) 2B-Dale Blaney 11.638
5) 24-Terry McCarl 11.649
6) 15-Donny Schatz 11.695
7) 35-Jac Haudenschild 11.703
8) 14-Jason Meyers 11.732
9) 8K-Chad Kemenah 11.782
10) 9-Joey Saldana 11.796
11) M20-Butch Schraeder 11.796
12) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr. 11.796
13) 92-Jimmy Stinson 11.812
14) 22-Nick Nabor 11.816
15) 11-Steve Kinser 11.833
16) 10C-Jeremy Campbell 11.841
17) 36-Jason Martin 11.857
18) 83-Danny Lasoski 11.862
19) W20-Greg Wilson 11.871
20) 7S-Jason Sides 11.874
21) 24H-Rob Chaney 11.876
22) 9X-Kevin Huntley 11.876
23) D1-Justin Henderson 11.886
24) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 11.894
25) 21-Daryn Pittman 11.914
26) 56R-Ryan Myers 11.938
27) 5C-Chad Hillier 11.955
28) 7K-Dean Jacobs 11.956
29) 11H-Kerry Madsen 11.972
30) 4-Danny Smith 12.049
31) R19-Jason Solwold 12.051
32) 28-Brian Paulus 12.053
33) 4B-Tom Busch 12.111
34) 11B-Brock Mayes 12.115
35) 18-Brian Carlson 12.152
36) 1X-Randy Hannagan 12.156
37) 65-Adam Strausser 12.370
38) 4X-Eddy Slone 12.391
39) 99-Keith Baxter 12.455
40) 33S-Fred Staats 12.492
41) 7A-Dave Dickson 12.625
42) 51-Aaron Higgins 12.629
43) O6-Brandy Bower 12.698
44) 40-Mark Imler 13.000
45) 41-Randy Fink 13.041
46) 59S-Kirk Jeffries 13.206
47) 95-Rodger Mossbarger 13.712

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 24-Terry McCarl
2) 8K-Chad Kemenah
3) 20-Paul McMahan
4) 11H-Kerry Madsen
5) 21-Daryn Pittman
6) 92-Jimmy Stinson
7) 4B-Tom Busch
8) 24H-Rob Chaney
9) 65-Adam Strausser
10) 36-Jason Martin

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 7-Craig Dollansky
2) 15-Donny Schatz
3) 9-Joey Saldana
4) 83-Danny Lasoski
5) 22-Nick Nabor
6) 4-Danny Smith
7) 9X-Kevin Huntley
8) 11B-Brock Mayes
9) 56R-Ryan Myers
10) 4X-Eddy Slone

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 11-Steve Kinser
2) 35-Jac Haudenschild
3) 6-Tim Shaffer
4) R19-Jason Solwold
5) M20-Butch Schraeder
6) D1-Justin Henderson
7) W20-Greg Wilson
8) 5C-Chad Hillier
9) 99-Keith Baxter
10) 18-Brian Carlson

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 10C-Jeremy Campbell
2) 7S-Jason Sides
3) 14-Jason Meyers
4) 2B-Dale Blaney
5) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr.
6) 7K-Dean Jacobs
7) 1X-Randy Hannagan
8) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.
9) 28-Brian Paulus
10) 33S-Fred Staats

Crane Cams Dash (8 laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature)
1) 10C-Jeremy Campbell
2) 7-Craig Dollansky
3) 35-Jac Haudenschild
4) 11-Steve Kinser
5) 15-Donny Schatz
6) 7S-Jason Sides
7) 8K-Chad Kemenah
8) 24-Terry McCarl
9) 20-Paul McMahan
10) 6-Tim Shaffer

D-main (8 laps, top 2 finishers transferred to C-main)
1) 51-Aaron Higgins
2) 7A-Dave Dickson
3) 40-Mark Imler
4) 59S-Kirk Jeffries
5) 41-Randy Fink
6) 95-Rodger Mossbarger
7) O6-Brandy Bower

C-main (10 laps, top 2 finishers transferred to B-main)
1) 11B-Brock Mayes
2) 1X-Randy Hannagan
3) 4B-Tom Busch [$125]
4) 18-Brian Carlson [$125]
5) 99-Keith Baxter [$125]
6) 51-Aaron Higgins [$100]
7) 7A-Dave Dickson [$100]
8) 33S-Fred Staats [$100]
9) 4X-Eddy Slone [$100]

B-main (12 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) W20-Greg Wilson
2) 92-Jimmy Stinson
3) 24H-Rob Chaney
4) D1-Justin Henderson
5) 4-Danny Smith [$200]
6) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [$180]
7) 28-Brian Paulus [$175]
8) 7K-Dean Jacobs [$160]
9) 1X-Randy Hannagan [$150]
10) 5C-Chad Hillier [$150]
11) 36-Jason Martin [$150]
12) 11B-Brock Mayes [$150]
13) 9X-Kevin Huntley [$150]
14) 56R-Ryan Myers [$150]

A-main (40 laps) - Starting Position [#]
1) 24-Terry McCarl[8] [$10,000]
2) 15-Donny Schatz[5] [$5,500]
3) 8K-Chad Kemenah[7] [$3,200]
4) 24H-Rob Chaney[20] [$2,800]
5) 21-Daryn Pittman[22] [$2,500]
6) 83-Danny Lasoski[18] [$2,300]
7) 11H-Kerry Madsen[23] [$2,200]
8) 6-Tim Shaffer[10] [$2,100]
9) 9-Joey Saldana[13] [$2,050]
10) 10C-Jeremy Campbell[1] [$2,000]
11) R19-Jason Solwold[24] [$1,500]
12) 20-Paul McMahan[9] [$1,200]
13) 4-Danny Smith[26] [$300]
14) 92-Jimmy Stinson[16] [$1,050]
15) W20-Greg Wilson[19] [$1,000]
16) 7S-Jason Sides[6] [$900]
17) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[25] [$0]
18) 14-Jason Meyers[12] [$800]
19) 2B-Dale Blaney[11] [$800]
20) M20-Butch Schraeder[14] [$800]
21) 11-Steve Kinser[4] [$800]
22) 35-Jac Haudenschild[3] [$800]
23) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr.[15] [$800]
24) D1-Justin Henderson[21] [$800]
25) 36-Jason Martin[27] [$0]
26) 22-Nick Nabor[17] [$800]
27) Butch Schroeder[26] [$0]
28) Craig Dollansky[2} [$800]

Lap Leaders: Jeremy Campbell 1-7, Donny Schatz 8-32, Terry McCarl 33-40
KSE Hard Charger Award: Daryn Pittman

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