Series CMS World Finals qualifying report 2010-11-04

Dollansky & Schatz Fastest in Qualifying for the Lowes Foods World of Outlaws World Finals Presented By Bimbo Bakeries and Tom's Snacks Concord, NC- November 4, 2010- Craig Dollansky and Donny Schatz opened the Fourth Annual Lowes Foods World of...

Dollansky & Schatz Fastest in Qualifying for the Lowes Foods World of Outlaws World Finals Presented By Bimbo Bakeries and Tom's Snacks

Concord, NC- November 4, 2010- Craig Dollansky and Donny Schatz opened the Fourth Annual Lowes Foods World of Outlaws World Finals Presented By Bimbo Bakeries and Tom's Snacks by setting fast time for the two rounds of time trials that were held on Thursday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte with a stellar 56-car field on-hand.

Dollansky circled the high-banked four-tenths-mile in 12.538 seconds to best field for Friday's session of qualifying, while Schatz turned a lap 12.699 seconds to take the top spot in the second round of qualifying for Saturday.

Dollansky has set fast time twice this season aboard the Big Game Treestands Maxim, also turning the quickest lap in the series last race at Tri-State Speedway in Indiana on October 16, an event the native of Elk River, Minnesota won.

"Anytime you can start the night off with quick time is a great start to the night," said Dollansky after the first round of qualifying. "Qualifying is definitely a big part of our racing. To get quick time tonight for Big Game Treestands and Aggressive Hydraulics is great. We made some changes after hot laps and my Crew Chief D.J. Lindsey did a great job."

Schatz set fast time for the fifth time this season in the Armor All/STP J&J and for the third time in the last four events during the World Finals. The four-time and defending series champion earned five bonus points in the series championship standings for setting fast time and trails Jason Meyers by 92 markers with the final two races of the season on tap.

"It was a great lap," said Schatz. "We weren't so good the first set. We actually feel kind of silly, because we figured out our problem where we have been struggling with our car and applied that to the second and voila. I can't wait till next year."

Jason Meyers, the current World of Outlaws championship point leader, was 13th in time trials for Friday night's event which will put him on the pole of a heat race. The California native was fifth quick in the second round to earn one bonus point in the standings. The veteran has earned the most qualifying bonus points of any driver this season.

Tim Shaffer, who won earlier this season with the World of Outlaws at I-55 Raceway in the opener of the Ironman 55 at I-55 Raceway, was second fastest in both sets of time trials on Thursday night aboard the Kistler Engines J&J.

"The car was running great tonight," said Shaffer. "This car has just been awesome all year and everyone on this team works so hard. We went out late in the second set and were able to again put the pieces together and be up front. It was a very good night."

Steve Kinser, who is currently third in the World of Outlaw championship standings, was fifth quick in the first round of time trials to earn one bonus point in the standings and esd third quick in the second round to earn three bonus points. He trails Jason Meyers by 97 points.

The Top-10 in the first round of time trials which will be used to determine the starting lineup for Friday night's heat races were: Dollansky, Shaffer, Ed Lynch Jr., Daryn Pittman, Kinser, Danny Holtgraver, Chad Kemenah, Jason Sides, Paul McMahan and Joey Saldana.

The Top-10 in the second round of time trials which will be used to set the lineups for Saturday night's heat races were: Schatz, Shaffer, Kinser, Sides, Meyers, McMahan, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Jessica Zemken, Pittman and Kraig Kinser.

The World Finals continue on Friday night for the World of Outlaws at The Dirt Track at Charlotte with heat races, a dash, and feature events. Hot laps are set for 4 p.m. Eastern on both Friday and Saturday, with the grandstand gates opening at 3 p.m. Eastern on both days as well.

The finale of the World Finals will air live on SPEED on Saturday night in HD beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern.

On Friday, November 5, adult tickets will be $39, with tickets for children ages 12-under $15. Three-day ticket packages are available for adults for $69 and for children ages 12-under for $24. For tickets visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or call 1-800-455-FANS.

On Saturday, November 6, adult tickets will be $39, with tickets for children ages 12-under $15. Three-day ticket packages are available for adults for $69 and for children ages 12-under for $24. For tickets visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or call 1-800-455-FANS.

* FAST QUALIFIER: Craig Dollansky paced the 56 cars that took time in the first time trial session with an AMB i.t. timed lap around the high-banked four-tenths-mile oval at 12.538 seconds at 114.581 mph. For his qualifying effort Dollansky earned five bonus points. The next four fastest qualifiers also earned bonus points, including: Tim Shaffer (4), Ed Lynch Jr. (3), Daryn Pittman (2) and Steve Kinser (1).

* FAST QUALIFIER: Donny Schatz paced the 56 cars that took time in the second time trial session with an AMB i.t. timed lap around the high-banked four-tenths-mile oval at 12.699 seconds. For his qualifying effort Schatz earned five bonus points. The next four fastest qualifiers also earned bonus points, including: Tim Shaffer (4), Steve Kinser (3), Jason Sides (2) and Jason Meyers (1).

-source: 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 , Kraig Kinser , Paul McMahan , Chad Kemenah , Sam Hafertepe Jr.