Tri-City II: Prelim race notes

Kaeding Takes Spectacular Tri-State Main Tim Kaeding picked up his first World of Outlaws A-feature win of the season Friday night with a jaw-dropping move around Donny Schatz and Steve Kisner with 8 laps remaining in the 40 lap event at ...

Kaeding Takes Spectacular Tri-State Main

Tim Kaeding picked up his first World of Outlaws A-feature win of the season Friday night with a jaw-dropping move around Donny Schatz and Steve Kisner with 8 laps remaining in the 40 lap event at Tri-State Speedway.

Notes:

Craig Dollansky and Joey Saldana were racing for 4th in heat race #4 when Dollansky got the front wheels off the ground exiting turn 4 and made contact with Saldana. Saldana flipped on the backstretch, bringing out the red flag, but was uninjured. Rob Hart, Jon Cressman and crew made repairs in time for Saldana to restart at the rear of the field.

Jason Keith and Bob Bennett got together on the front stretch on the first lap of the B-main, with Keith flipping.

A-main

Paul May was late to the staging area, and was moved back one row for the start.

Lap 1--Brian Paulus got the jump off of turn 4 to take the lead. Before the field could complete the first lap, Aaron Berryhill got into Danny Lasoski and spun in turn 4. Complete restart.

Lap 1--Brian Paulus go the jump off of turn 4 to take the lead.

Lap 5--Caution for Chad Kemenah, who spun in turn 4

Lap 6--Brooke Tatnell passed Donny Schatz for 2nd low in 1&2

Lap 7--Steve Kinser got 3rd from Donny Schatz low exiting turn 4. Tim Kaeding took 5th from Tim Shaffer low in 1&2

Lap 9--Caution for Erin Crocker, who spun in turn 2. Paul May spun as well, and was hit by Daryn Pittman, who was able to keep moving. May was unable to make repairs in time for the restart. Chad Kemenah dropped out under the caution

Lap 12--Sammy Swindell took 6th from Tim Shaffer low in 1&2

Lap 13--Traffic. Brian Paulus' lead 15 car lengths. With 13 laps complete, leader Brian Paulus spun in turn 4. Erin Crocker spun to avoid contact with Brian Paulus, collecting Brooke Tatnell (2nd at the time). Crocker turned over, bringing out the red flag. Steve Kinser assumed to lead for the restart.

Lap 18--Caution for Dean Jacobs, who spun in turn 2

Lap 21--Jason Meyers passed Joey Saldana for 10th low in 1&2, but Saldana got the spot back on the top in 3&4

Lap 25--Shane Stewart and Tim Shaffer tangled in turn 2 while racing for 5th. Both drivers pitted for repairs, but only Shaffer was able to restart.

Lap 31--Donny Schatz took the lead from Steve Kinser with a slide-job in turns 3&4

Lap 32--Steve Kinser got the lead back from Donny Schatz on the top exiting turn 2. Schatz went low in 3&4, pulled even with Steve Kinser, but Tim Kaeding was able to pass both of them on the top exiting turn 4. Kaeding moved from 3rd to the lead.

Lap 34--Donny Schatz got 2nd from Steve Kinser low in 3&4

Lap 35--Sammy Swindell took 3rd from Steve Kinser low on the backstretch

Lap 36--Traffic. Tim Kaeding's lead 6 car lengths over Donny Schatz.

Lap 39--Sammy Swindell took 2nd from Donny Schatz on the top exiting turn 2

Lap 40--Sammy Swindell went low in 3&4, but couldn't pass Tim Kaeding for the lead. Kaeding won by 2 car lengths.

Quotes

Tim Kaeding

"Man, this is cool! My little brother (Bud) runs the non-wing cars here, and he told me it would get right up by the fence, so we just got up and let it run. I have to thank HR Cattle, Dennis and Theresa Roth--they've given me a great opportunity, and we're getting ready to run full time with these guys. This might make up for some of the tough luck we've had the last couple of weeks. Donny (Schatz) and Steve (Kinser) were fast all night long, and we were just kind of back there cruising around. I saw them both go to the bottom, and I thought 'I think there's enough room up there to squeeze by them', so I just made the move and figured we'd either crash or have the lead. I saw Sammy (Swindell) there on the last lap, and I just tried to keep a lapped car in between us. It probably would have gotten ugly coming out of (turn) four--we both probably would have crashed. I'm just happy to get this win. . .it's time for a beer, now!"

-woo-

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tim Shaffer , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Erin Crocker , Craig Dollansky , Aaron Berryhill , Brian Paulus , Brooke Tatnell , Daryn Pittman , Dean Jacobs , Jason Meyers , Joey Saldana , Shane Stewart , Chad Kemenah , Tim Kaeding , Paul May