Eldora results 2007-07-13

Kinser Wins Knight Before the Kings Royal Steve Kinser holds a lot of records with the World of Outlaws. One of the most impressive is the number of wins that he has accumulated at the famed Eldora Speedway. The 20-time series champion in the ...

Kinser Wins Knight Before the Kings Royal

Steve Kinser holds a lot of records with the World of Outlaws. One of the most impressive is the number of wins that he has accumulated at the famed Eldora Speedway. The 20-time series champion in the winningest driver in the history of the track, with over 30 of those coming in World of Outlaws A-Feature events. His first win at the high-banked half-mile came in 1978, the series inaugural season and the most recent was in 2005.

Kinser added to this record on Friday night, leading all 30 laps of the Knight Before the Kings Royal to take the checkered flag for the 33rd time in a World of Outlaws event at the track owned by two-time NASCAR champion and fellow Indiana native Tony Stewart.

Kinser took the lead on the opening lap powering past pole sitter Kenny Jacobs in the first turn to earn his eighth A-Feature win of the season. On the first lap, Terry McCarl jumped into the second spot after starting fifth and looked to the high side of the track in turn two and again in turn four for the lead, with Donny Schatz just behind him.

McCarl dove under Kinser on the fifth lap for the lead exiting the second turn, but the caution flag flew, negating the pass. On the ensuing restart, McCarl looked high coming off the second turn for the lead, but Kinser charged down the back straightaway and continued to hold the point.

"Hopefully we can go back-to-back and win the Kings Royal tomorrow," said Kinser, driver of the Q Oil Maxim. "We weren't too bad tonight. You have to get started up front. That is what it's all about right now. There are a lot of good race cars out here, so if you don't get the right spot you are in trouble."

While McCarl wanted to be standing in the winner's circle, he was pleased with his second-place run. After getting upside on Wednesday night at Limaland Motorsports Park, he was glad to turn his luck around and finish up front. After passing three cars at the drop of the green, he consistently turned lap times that were comparable with Kinser's.

"We had a great car tonight," said McCarl, driver of the Big Game Treestands Eagle. "We timed in third and ran strong in the heat. My guys gave me a great car. We junked the car the other night and you hate to do that. My guys put a brand new Eagle (Chassis) together and it ran great."

Donny Schatz finished third on Friday in the Knight Before the Kings Royal. He lost a spot on the opening lap, but on the second lap got around Kenny Jacobs to move into third, where he would patiently follow McCarl and Kinser, looking for any opening to slip around the pair.

"We found a few things with our race car that we are happy with," said Schatz, driver of the ParkerStore J&J. "We know how far we need to go for tomorrow night. We are actually happy right now going into tomorrow night. We'll give it our best shot tomorrow night."

Kinser masterfully worked his way through traffic for most of the race. He got bottled up a couple of times which allowed McCarl to close in. On the 18th lap Kinser had to get on the brakes just a little, slowing his momentum and putting McCarl right on his bumper. Once he cleared a couple of cars, he began to pull away again, as McCarl then got bottled up.

"You never know if traffic will help you or hurt," said the winner. "It worked out for us today. We have a pretty good car for tomorrow night. The main thing is to get out front and get a good starting spot."

Most of the drivers used the traditional high line around the track at one point or another during the 30-lap event, after the majority of the drivers ran the low side of the track in the World of Outlaws first visit of the season to the track in April and a number of them still ran the low groove last month when the series visited. Kinser predominately ran high on Friday night, though in traffic a couple times he went to the bottom to get around the slower cars.

"This is the way it has always been here and the way that it's supposed to be," said Kinser.

McCarl stayed with Kinser for most of the race and in the late going had a couple of lapped cars racing him very hard, as he tried to clear them to get one more shot at the leader.

"That was a great Eldora," said McCarl, a native of Altoona, Iowa. "A couple of lapped cars got a run on me in turns three and four and I thought it was laying rubber. I kept going down there and looking for it and it didn't lay rubber, it just cleaned off. That to me was the old Eldora. We were banging the fence all around and there were slidejobs all over the place."

McCarl is confident to return to the track for the Kings Royal by Crown Royal on Saturday night. After winning earlier this season in World of Outlaws action at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Iowa, his next goal is to win an event at Eldora.

"I think we learned a lot last year here," he noted. "I think we have a good shot tomorrow night. If we can qualify well and start up front, I think we have a good shot of wearing that crown at the end of the night."

Schatz, the reigning World of Outlaws champion earned his 39th Top-10 finish of the season on Friday night. He had a very consistent night, which started with him turning the seventh quickest lap in time trials. He followed that up with a second-place finish in his heat race and a third in the Crane Cams Dash.

"We hit lapped traffic right," said Schatz. "We kept racing and that is what you want to see. We just wanted to be a little better. We were a little bit gun shy. We haven't been on a race track like this at Eldora for a couple of years. We're glad to get home third and learn a lot."

The Kings Royal by Crown Royal on Saturday will be 40 demanding laps on the high-banked half-mile. Schatz is excited for this added challenge as he looks to become the sixth driver in the history of the event to win the $50,000 after finishing second the year before.

"It's great to have the 10 extra laps," he stated. "That is what the racing is all about. It's like adding another race. You don't win on lap 30, you have to get to lap 40 to win the Kings Royal and the 50-grand. That's better for us. We are pumped for that."

Jason Solwold finished fourth on Friday night after starting 10th in the City Wide Insulation Maxim. He gained three spots on the opening lap before falling back to eighth on the sixth lap. He got around Dale Blaney on the 10th lap, before passing polesitter Kenny Jacobs and then Joey Saldana. With two laps remaining he slipped past Jason Meyers to take fourth.

Meyers was fifth in the Primerica Financial Maxim. After lining up ninth for the 30-lap event, he quickly gained three spots in the first two laps. He moved into the Top-Five on the sixth lap getting around Dale Blaney.

Joey Saldana was sixth in the Open Joist Mopar-powered JEI, with Danny Lasoski seventh in the Roth Motorsports JEI. Dale Blaney was eighth in the Hoosier Tires Maxim, with Kerry Madsen ninth in the Selma Shell Maxim. Daryn Pittman started 25th and finished 10th to earn the KSE Race Products Hard Charger Award.

The World of Outlaws return to action on Saturday night with the 24th Annual Kings Royal by Crown Royal at Eldora Speedway, which will be the fifth event of the "SuperClean Summer of Money" on ESPN2.

KNIGHT BEFORE THE KINGS ROYAL NOTEBOOK

* FAST QUALIFIER: Kenny Jacobs paced the 49 cars that took time with an AMB i.t. timed lap around the high-banked half-mile oval in 14.007 seconds at 128.507 seconds. For his qualifying effort, Jacobs earned five bonus points. The next four fastest qualifiers also earned bonus points, including: Jason Meyers (4), Terry McCarl (3), Steve Kinser (2) and Jason Solwold (1).

* QUALIFYING WINNERS: Joey Saldana, Tim Shaffer, Donny Schatz and Brock Mayes won heat races... Lucas Wolfe won the C-Main... Shane Stewart won the B-Main... Kenny Jacobs won the Crane Cams dash.

* UP NEXT: The Kings Royal by Crown Royal from Eldora Speedway on Saturday, July 14.

World of Outlaws Statistical Report; Knight Before the Kings Royal; Rossburg, OH; July 13, 2007

Qualifying
1) 29-Kenny Jacobs 14.007
2) 14-Jason Meyers 14.074
3) 24-Terry McCarl 14.134
4) 11-Steve Kinser 14.142
5) R19-Jason Solwold 14.163
6) 83-Danny Lasoski 14.180
7) 15-Donny Schatz 14.205
8) 2-Brooke Tatnell 14.241
9) 63-Barry Ruble 14.244
10) 2B-Dale Blaney 14.247
11) W20-Greg Wilson 14.265
12) 20-Paul McMahan 14.282
13) 9-Joey Saldana 14.308
14) 6-Tim Shaffer 14.314
15) 92-Jimmy Stinson 14.321
16) 11B-Brock Mayes 14.329
17) 35-Jac Haudenschild 14.346
18) 1X-Randy Hannagan 14.389
19) 7K-Dean Jacobs 14.395
20) 2M-Dustin Daggett 14.408
21) 11M-Brandon Martin 14.421
22) 18-Brian Carlson 14.422
23) 5C-Chad Hillier 14.426
24) 11D-Dion Hindi 14.431
25) 8H-Shane Stewart 14.479
26) 20E-Brian Ellenberger 14.512
27) 7S-Jason Sides 14.539
28) 19-Stevie Smith 14.551
29) 11H-Kerry Madsen 14.552
30) 36-Jason Martin 14.565
31) D1-Justin Henderson 14.566
32) 10C-Jeremy Campbell 14.581
33) 24H-Rob Chaney 14.610
34) 4-Danny Smith 14.625
35) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 14.631
36) 56R-Ryan Myers 14.642
37) 71M-Paul May 14.700
38) 5W-Lucas Wolfe 14.794
39) 7-Craig Dollansky 14.833
40) 5B-Chad Blonde 14.878
41) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr. 14.902
42) 21-Daryn Pittman 14.926
43) 8K-Chad Kemenah 14.940
44) 6X-Bill Rose 14.960
45) 28-Brian Paulus 14.981
46) 96AU-Bruce White 15.124
47) 75-Lee Jacobs 15.488
48) 7TW-Brandon Wimmer 15.524
49) 16-Lee Stark 15.611

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 9-Joey Saldana
2) 29-Kenny Jacobs
3) R19-Jason Solwold
4) 35-Jac Haudenschild
5) 11M-Brandon Martin
6) 8H-Shane Stewart
7) 11H-Kerry Madsen
8) 24H-Rob Chaney
9) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr.
10) 63-Barry Ruble
11) 71M-Paul May
12) 28-Brian Paulus
13) 16-Lee Stark

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 6-Tim Shaffer
2) 2B-Dale Blaney
3) 83-Danny Lasoski
4) 14-Jason Meyers
5) 1X-Randy Hannagan
6) 36-Jason Martin
7) 4-Danny Smith
8) 21-Daryn Pittman
9) 5W-Lucas Wolfe
10) 20E-Brian Ellenberger
11) 96AU-Bruce White
12) 18-Brian Carlson

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 24-Terry McCarl
2) 15-Donny Schatz
3) W20-Greg Wilson
4) 5C-Chad Hillier
5) 7K-Dean Jacobs
6) 92-Jimmy Stinson
7) 7-Craig Dollansky
8) 8K-Chad Kemenah
9) D1-Justin Henderson
10) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.
11) 7S-Jason Sides
12) 75-Lee Jacobs

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 11B-Brock Mayes
2) 11-Steve Kinser
3) 2-Brooke Tatnell
4) 20-Paul McMahan
5) 19-Stevie Smith
6) 5B-Chad Blonde
7) 2M-Dustin Daggett
8) 10C-Jeremy Campbell
9) 7TW-Brandon Wimmer
10) 56R-Ryan Myers
11) 6X-Bill Rose
12) 11D-Dion Hindi

Crane Cams Dash (6 laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature)
1) 29-Kenny Jacobs
2) 11-Steve Kinser
3) 15-Donny Schatz
4) 24-Terry McCarl
5) 6-Tim Shaffer
6) 2B-Dale Blaney
7) 9-Joey Saldana
8) 14-Jason Meyers
9) 11B-Brock Mayes
10) R19-Jason Solwold

C-main (10 laps, top 2 finishers transferred to B-main)
1) 5W-Lucas Wolfe
2) 21-Daryn Pittman
3) 7-Craig Dollansky [$125]
4) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr. [$125]
5) 8K-Chad Kemenah [$125]
6) 28-Brian Paulus [$100]
7) 6X-Bill Rose [$100]
8) 75-Lee Jacobs [$100]
9) 96AU-Bruce White [$100]
10) 71M-Paul May [$100]
11) 7TW-Brandon Wimmer [$100]
12) 16-Lee Stark [$100]
13) 5B-Chad Blonde [$100]

B-main (12 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 8H-Shane Stewart
2) 11H-Kerry Madsen
3) 11D-Dion Hindi
4) 92-Jimmy Stinson
5) 5W-Lucas Wolfe [$200]
6) 4-Danny Smith [$180]
7) 2M-Dustin Daggett [$175]
8) 10C-Jeremy Campbell [$160]
9) 24H-Rob Chaney [$150]
10) 63-Barry Ruble [$150]
11) D1-Justin Henderson [$150]
12) 7S-Jason Sides [$150]
13) 18-Brian Carlson [$150]
14) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [$150]
15) 56R-Ryan Myers [$150]
16) 36-Jason Martin [$150]
17) 20E-Brian Ellenberger [$150]
18) 21-Daryn Pittman [$150]

A-main (30 laps) - Starting Position [#]
1) 11-Steve Kinser[2] [$10,000]
2) 24-Terry McCarl[4] [$5,500]
3) 15-Donny Schatz[3] [$3,200]
4) R19-Jason Solwold[10] [$2,800]
5) 14-Jason Meyers[8] [$2,500]
6) 9-Joey Saldana[7] [$2,300]
7) 83-Danny Lasoski[11] [$2,200]
8) 2B-Dale Blaney[6] [$2,100]
9) 11H-Kerry Madsen[24] [$2,050]
10) 21-Daryn Pittman[25] [$1,200]
11) 29-Kenny Jacobs[1] [$1,500]
12) W20-Greg Wilson[13] [$1,200]
13) 11B-Brock Mayes[9] [$1,100]
14) 20-Paul McMahan[14] [$1,050]
15) 1X-Randy Hannagan[17] [$1,000]
16) 8H-Shane Stewart[22] [$900]
17) 92-Jimmy Stinson[15] [$800]
18) 7-Craig Dollansky[26] [$0]
19) 19-Stevie Smith[23] [$800]
20) 5C-Chad Hillier[20] [$800]
21) 11D-Dion Hindi[21] [$800]
22) 2-Brooke Tatnell[12] [$800]
23) 7K-Dean Jacobs[18] [$800]
24) 6-Tim Shaffer[5] [$800]
25) 35-Jac Haudenschild[16] [$800]
26) 11M-Brandon Martin[19] [$800]

Lap Leaders: Steve Kinser 1-30

KSE Hard Charger Award: Daryn Pittman

Note: Daryn Pittman and Craig Dollansky used provisionals to start the A-Feature.

-credit: woo

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tony Stewart , Tim Shaffer , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Craig Dollansky , Kenny Jacobs , Brian Carlson , Brian Paulus , Brooke Tatnell , Daryn Pittman , Dean Jacobs , Jason Meyers , Jason Sides , Joey Saldana , Kerry Madsen , Paul McMahan , Randy Hannagan , Shane Stewart , Lucas Wolf , Greg Wil , Bill Rose , Jac Haudenschild , Chad Kemenah , Sam Hafertepe Jr. , Tony Bruce Jr. , Bruce White , Paul May