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Meyers Wins Thrilling Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park Lima, OH-- July 9, 2008--Jason Meyers never had the pleasure to see Brad Doty race, but had heard countless stories about him and also had gotten to know the Hall of Famer...

Meyers Wins Thrilling Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park

Lima, OH-- July 9, 2008--Jason Meyers never had the pleasure to see Brad Doty race, but had heard countless stories about him and also had gotten to know the Hall of Famer very well over the last number of years. Heading into the 20th edition of the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic on Wednesday night at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, Meyers wanted nothing more than to pick up a win to honor the living legend of the sport.

He did just that, in thrilling fashion aboard the GLR Investments KPC, before a very large and enthusiastic crowd at the always racy ¼-mile, which is owned and operated by the University or Northwestern Ohio, as he used a slide job on Steve Kinser in the third and fourth turns and a powerful charge down the front straightaway to win by 0.247 seconds, adding his name to a very prestigious list of winners of the event that includes: Kinser, Jac Haudenschild and Joey Saldana among others.

With the victory in the 20th edition of the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic, Meyers has now won six times in Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition in 2008. He has 24 career A-Feature wins with the series, and is one win shy of moving into a tie for 15th on the all-time win list.

"We needed this one," said an ecstatic Meyers in Victory Lane. "The guys have been working really really hard here lately and we just haven't been getting the job done at the end of the night. Everyone has stood behind us 100 percent and hasn't wavered one bit. I really have to thank everyone for sticking behind me and kind of picking us up when we were down a little bit. That's what has brought us back to this point. The "Month of Money" is coming up and we are ready."

As the leaders took the white flag, Kinser had a few car length lead over Meyers and looked to have the race in-check, until he was caught up by some lapped cars. This gave Meyers the opening he needed which he took full advantage of, to lead the last few feet of the 40-lap contest.

"I knew I had to be close to have an opportunity," he noted when asked what he was thinking on the last lap trailing Kinser. "I saw the white flag wave and I knew I had to be good in (turns) one and two to have something for him in (turn) three. If there was a hole there, I had a shot at it. I didn't if there would be or not, but it just opened up enough and I was able to get across. The car stuck right through the middle there and I was able to hold him off coming off of turn four."

Meyers was presented the $10,000 winner's check by Doty, along with officials from the University of Northwestern Ohio who own and operate the track. Receiving the trophy from Doty is something that Meyers will remember for the rest of his career.

"It means a lot to me," Meyers said. "I have gotten to know Brad over the years and he is a great individual. He is a great all around person, not just for the sport, but as a guy to know. To put our name on that list is very special and something I will always cherish."

Meyers started second in the event and took the lead exiting the second turn on the opening lap. Kinser moved from sixth to fourth on the opening lap. Meyers opened a healthy lead early in the race, getting into lapped traffic just five laps into the 40-lap event. This allowed Saldana to slightly close in. Kinser moved to third on the 11th lap as the leader negotiated heavy lapped traffic, at time getting two and three-wide with the slower machines.

Toward the halfway point of the race, Donny Schatz moved into fourth and began to pressure Kinser. At the same time, Saldana closed back in on Meyers.

Meyers would pace the field for the first 18 laps, before Saldana got around on the 19th lap, using a slide job in the third and fourth turns. Meyers quickly powered his way back to the lead on the front straightaway, but the caution flag flew before a full lap was completed, with the restart order set by the last completed lap, thus keeping Saldana in the lead

"I was just kind of caught in the wrong place at the wrong time and that's just how it goes," explained Meyers, who is a native of Clovis, California. "Sometimes the flags fall your way and some times they don't."

The lone caution of the race flew on the 20th lap for Chad Hillier who had a flat tire. Saldana used a strong restart to open a few car length lead. Schatz and Kerry Madsen, who were running fourth and fifth, began to close in on Kinser at this point as well. In heavy traffic, Saldana had to get on the brakes on the back straightaway allowing Meyers to close in.

Kinser got around Meyers with nine laps to go and began to chase down Saldana. He took the lead from him on the 36th lap, exiting the fourth turn as the pair nearly made contact. Meyers dove under Saldana to snag the second spot, as the latter drifted high up the track.

Kinser continued to slice through traffic as the laps wounds down and looked to be on the way to his third victory of the season and the 546th of his career.

On the white flag lap, Meyers trailer Kinser by a few car lengths as the pair entered the first and second turns in heavy lapped traffic. As they entered the third turn there was a slight opening and Meyers took advantage of it to slide in front of Kinser as they came off the fourth turn. They raced down the frontstraightaway with Meyers holding off the 20-time Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion.

Kinser wound up second in the Q Oil Maxim to earn his 12th Top-Five finish of the season. The 20-time World of Outlaws champion won the inaugural Brad Doty Classic in 1989, when it was held at Attica Raceway Park. In six career starts at Limaland Motorsports Park, Kinser has finished first or second in each and every one of them.

Saldana started on the pole for the A-Feature after winning the Crane Cams Dash. The native of Brownsburg, Indiana wound up third for the seventh time this season in the Budweiser/Open Joist Mopar-powered JEI.

"It was a good run," shared Saldana. "Our car was really good. At the start, I think you wanted to be on the outside. We were second when we got to lapped traffic and were able to move around and got by Jason (Meyers). The same thing that opened the door for me, opened the door for those guys. We just got beat on the race track by the cars you have to pass. You have to pass them to win the race."

Shane Stewart began the night by setting a new track record in qualifying aboard the Roth Motorsports KPC. He had trouble in the Crane Cams Dash, getting upside down which relegated him to the 10th starting spot in the A-Feature. He got around Tony Bruce Jr. on the opening lap before working on Kraig Kinser. He then battled Chad Kemenah and local driver Byron Reed. He worked his way into the Top-Five by the 27th lap.

"A fourth is a good run," Stewart said. "I wish we would have had a yellow late, because I think I could have gotten a few more spots. I'll take it, after what we have been going through the last few weeks. I can't say enough about my guys. They have been working really hard. We've had some bad luck and hopefully we have that out of our system. We have some big races coming up and I would like to win one of those for my guys and for Dennis and Teresa (Roth)."

Donny Schatz, the two-time defending Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion finished fifth in the Armor All J&J. He remains the only driver that has finished in the Top-10 in every event this season.

Kerry Madsen picked up his 18Th Top-10 finish of the season as he sixth in the TK Concrete Maxim. Jac Haudenschild, who won the Brad Doty Classic last season, came home seventh in the Owens-Corning Fiberglass Maxim. Craig Dollansky started 21st and finished eighth in the Snap-on Tools Maxim to earn the KSR Racing Products Hard Charger Award. Paul McMahan was ninth in the Casey's General Stores Maxim, to earn his fourth Top-10 finish in five starts in the car. Chad Kemenah rounded out the Top-10 in the Kantor Oil Company Maxim.

The Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action on Friday night at the famed Eldora Speedway in the Knight Before the Kings Royal.

OHIO LOGISTICS BRAD DOTY CLASSIC @ LIMALAND MOTORSPORTS PARK NOTEBOOK

* FAST QUALIFIER: Shane Stewart paced the 37 cars that took time with a record setting AMB i.t. timed lap around the semi-banked 1/4-mile oval at 10.958 seconds at 82.132 mph. For his qualifying effort, Stewart earned five bonus points. The next four fastest qualifiers also earned bonus points, including: Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4), Chad Kemenah (3), Joey Saldana (2), and Byron Reed (1).

* QUALIFYING WINNERS: Kerry Madsen, Kraig Kinser, Steve Kinser and Joey Saldana won heat races... Joey Saldana won the Crane Cams Dash... Sam Hafertepe Jr. won the B-Main... Troy Little won the C-Main.

* UP NEXT: The Knight Before the Kings Royal on Friday, July 11 and the 25th Annual Kings Royal at the famed Eldora Speedway, on Saturday, July 12.

Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park; Lima, OH; July 9, 2008

Qualifying
1) 83-Shane Stewart 10.958
2) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 11.038
3) 8K-Chad Kemenah 11.069
4) 9-Joey Saldana 11.089
5) 5R-Byron Reed 11.114
6) 14-Jason Meyers 11.149
7) 15-Donny Schatz 11.162
8) R19-Jac Haudenschild 11.166
9) 55-Kerry Madsen 11.167
10) 20-Kraig Kinser 11.193
11) 11-Steve Kinser 11.197
12) 4-Danny Smith 11.238
13) O-Jeremy Campbell 11.258
14) 2H-Tim Hunter 11.265
15) 5C-Chad Hillier 11.267
16) 18-Tony Bruce Jr. 11.308
17) W20-Greg Wilson 11.311
18) 6-Paul McMahan 11.360
19) 2W-Todd Wanless 11.361
20) 24-Terry McCarl 11.371
21) 19-Stevie Smith 11.372
22) 7S-Jason Sides 11.389
23) 15C-Chris Andrews 11.391
24) 2B-Dale Blaney 11.436
25) 2-Craig Dollansky 11.440
26) 83A-Tim Shaffer 11.459
27) 24H-Rob Chaney 11.466
28) 97-Mike Brecht 11.485
29) 2M-Dustin Daggett 11.487
30) 1X-Randy Hannagan 11.497
31) 5B-Chad Blonde 11.559
32) 10-David Harrison 11.636
33) 20AU-Troy Little 11.686
34) 11M-Brandon Martin 11.703
35) 6X-Mike Dussel 11.981
36) 51-Fred Rahmer 12.143
37) 69-Scott Curren 12.853
38) 21-Daryn Pittman -.---
39) 9X-Brock Mayes -.---

Heat 1 (10 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 55-Kerry Madsen
2) 5R-Byron Reed
3) W20-Greg Wilson
4) 2-Craig Dollansky
5) 83-Shane Stewart
6) 19-Stevie Smith
7) 2M-Dustin Daggett
8) O-Jeremy Campbell
9) 20AU-Troy Little
10) 69-Scott Curren

Heat 2 (10 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 20-Kraig Kinser
2) 14-Jason Meyers
3) 6-Paul McMahan
4) 21-Daryn Pittman
5) 2H-Tim Hunter
6) 11M-Brandon Martin
7) 83A-Tim Shaffer
8) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.
9) 1X-Randy Hannagan
10) 7S-Jason Sides

Heat 3 (10 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 11-Steve Kinser
2) 15-Donny Schatz
3) 5C-Chad Hillier
4) 8K-Chad Kemenah
5) 24H-Rob Chaney
6) 6X-Mike Dussel
7) 5B-Chad Blonde
8) 9X-Brock Mayes
9) 15C-Chris Andrews
10) 2W-Todd Wanless

Heat 4 (10 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 9-Joey Saldana
2) 18-Tony Bruce Jr.
3) 51-Fred Rahmer
4) R19-Jac Haudenschild
5) 4-Danny Smith
6) 24-Terry McCarl
7) 97-Mike Brecht
8) 2B-Dale Blaney
9) 10-David Harrison

Crane Cams Dash (8 laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature)

1) 9-Joey Saldana
2) 14-Jason Meyers
3) 55-Kerry Madsen
4) 5R-Byron Reed
5) 15-Donny Schatz
6) 11-Steve Kinser
7) 20-Kraig Kinser
8) 8K-Chad Kemenah
9) 18-Tony Bruce Jr.
10) 83-Shane Stewart

C-main (6 laps, top 2 finishers transferred to B-main)
1) 20AU-Troy Little
2) 5B-Chad Blonde
3) 11M-Brandon Martin [$125]
4) 6X-Mike Dussel [$125]
5) 9X-Brock Mayes [$125]
6) 69-Scott Curren [$100]
7) 15C-Chris Andrews [$100]
8) 2B-Dale Blaney [$100]
9) 10-David Harrison [$100]

B-main (12 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.
2) O-Jeremy Campbell
3) 24-Terry McCarl
4) 19-Stevie Smith
5) 7S-Jason Sides [$200]
6) 83A-Tim Shaffer [$180]
7) 20AU-Troy Little [$175]
8) 5B-Chad Blonde [$160]
9) 2M-Dustin Daggett [$150]
10) 97-Mike Brecht [$150]
11) 2W-Todd Wanless [$150]
12) 1X-Randy Hannagan [$150]

A-main (40 laps) - Starting Position [#]
1) 14-Jason Meyers[2] [$10,000]
2) 11-Steve Kinser[6] [$5,500]
3) 9-Joey Saldana[1] [$3,200]
4) 83-Shane Stewart[10] [$2,800]
5) 15-Donny Schatz[5] [$2,500]
6) 55-Kerry Madsen[3] [$2,300]
7) R19-Jac Haudenschild[12] [$2,200]
8) 2-Craig Dollansky[21] [$2,100]
9) 6-Paul McMahan[18] [$2,050]
10) 8K-Chad Kemenah[8] [$2,000]
11) 5R-Byron Reed[4] [$1,500]
12) 4-Danny Smith[13] [$1,200]
13) 18-Tony Bruce Jr.[9] [$1,100]
14) 24-Terry McCarl[19] [$1,050]
15) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[11] [$1,000]
16) W20-Greg Wilson[17] [$900]
17) O-Jeremy Campbell[14] [$800]
18) 20-Kraig Kinser[7] [$800]
19) 5C-Chad Hillier[16] [$800]
20) 21-Daryn Pittman[24] [$800]
21) 19-Stevie Smith[20] [$800]
22) 2H-Tim Hunter[15] [$800]
23) 24H-Rob Chaney[22] [$800]
24) 51-Fred Rahmer[23] [$800]

Lap Leaders: Jason Meyers 1-18, 40; Joey Saldana 19-35; Steve Kinser 36-39

Chicken Hawk Hot Lap Award: Jason Meyers
Penske Power Position Award: Joey Saldana
SuperClean Start of the Night Award: Joey Saldana
KSE Hard Charger Award: Craig Dollansky

-credit: woo

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tim Shaffer , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Craig Dollansky , Daryn Pittman , Jason Meyers , Jason Sides , Joey Saldana , Kerry Madsen , Kraig Kinser , Paul McMahan , Randy Hannagan , Shane Stewart , Greg Wil , Jac Haudenschild , Chad Kemenah , Sam Hafertepe Jr. , Tony Bruce Jr.