World of Outlaws finale from Las Vegas, Sat. 3/4

'Wild Child' Wins Vegas Final With Last-Lap Pass By Richard Day LAS VEGAS, NV (March 4) -- It took every bit of Jac Haudenschild's "never quit" mentality for him to win Saturday's Fourth Annual ...

'Wild Child' Wins Vegas Final With Last-Lap Pass By Richard Day LAS VEGAS, NV (March 4) -- It took every bit of Jac Haudenschild's "never quit" mentality for him to win Saturday's Fourth Annual Silver State Shootout main event. The $20,000 victory pushed him into first place in the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series point standings. "The Wild Child" erased Stevie Smith's 10-car-length advantage within four laps, then executed a daring last-lap pass and won the 30- lap "A" Feature by four car-lengths at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. "As tough as it is out here, it's going to be awful tough to win races this year," Jac said. "We've been running pretty well, but it's nice to finally win one. Leading the points now is a big bonus, too. We'd love to come out of this whole deal with the championship." Haudenschild, who drove the #22 Elden Racing Maxim into third place on opening night and passed 15 cars to finish sixth during Friday's live telecast on TNN, ranked fourth in the preliminary point standings and started the championship feature outside the second row. Steve Kinser, who dominated the Preliminary Features, started on the pole. He was unable to keep pace with Smith as the green flag fell, however. Smith steered his #19 Ingersoll-Rand Black Bandit around "The King of the Outlaws" in turn four to take the early lead. Defending Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series champion Mark Kinser, a three-time winner at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, passed Donny Schatz on the front straightaway, then took fourth place from Haudenschild with a high move through turns one and two several seconds later. Smith was eight car-lengths ahead of Steve Kinser when he burst into lapped traffic six laps into the 30-lap race. Kinser closed to within six car-lengths four laps later as lapped traffic thickened. Schatz, who won the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Presented by Wirtgen 1999 season finale last November in Las Vegas, raced past "The Wild Child," Mark Kinser and Danny Lasoski in successive laps to take over fourth place during the race's middle stages. Dennis Moore, Jr., flipped the #7TW Two Winners Racing sprinter in front of the leaders in turn two early in the 16th lap. Schatz and Mark Kinser tangled trying to avoid Moore, causing Schatz' #15 Parker Stores Maxim to flip as well. Debris from the crash punctured the oil pan on Steve Kinser's #11 Quaker State Maxim, forcing him to surrender second place. Brian Paulus, who was running eighth, was also involved in the crash. Schatz and Mark restarted at the rear of the field. Smith raced away from "The Dude" as the green flag replaced the red, and opened a half-straightaway advantage within five laps. "The Wild Child" took the low line into the second corner to pass Lasoski for second place two laps later. Smith collided with "B" Feature winner Greg Hodnett in turn two the next time around, causing the #V12 Wirtgen Maxim to spin. Lasoski lost third place as his crew replaced the flat right rear tire on the #83 Beef Packers Eagle during the caution period. One lapped car separated Smith and Haudenschild as the race resumed with six laps remaining. Stevie opened a 10-car-length advantage within two laps, only to have "The Wild Child" narrow the gap to six car-lengths within a lap. Haudenschild caught Smith just seconds before the white flag fell, then executed the winning pass deep in the second corner. "The track surprised us a little bit tonight," Haudenschild said. "It got a little rougher than we thought it would, but this Maxim Chassis and Gaerte Engine handled it pretty well." Sammy Swindell climbed from eighth to third place in the point standings by finishing third in the main event. Joey Saldana finished fourth, ahead of Andy Hillenburg, Daryn Pittman, 24th- starting Tim Shaffer, Paul McMahan, Jeff Shepard and Dale Blaney. Brooke Tatnell used a provisional to start the main event and drove the #6 Casey's General Stores Maxim into 20th place. The Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series will head east to Texas for the 27th Annual Spring Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite Friday and Saturday. The Devil's Bowl hosted the series' first-ever main event on March 18, 1978. Jimmy Boyd won the race in a car owned by Pittman Motorsports crew chief Kenny Woodruff. WoO 2000 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Fourth Annual Silver State Shootout Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV Saturday, March 4, Feature Program #3 First NAPA AUTO PARTS Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Sammy Swindell, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Brian Paulus, 4. Johnny Herrera, 5. P.J. Chesson, 6. Randy Hannagan, 7. Tim Shaffer, 8. Tim Kaeding, 9. Brad Furr, 10. Doug Lippincott, 11. Greg Hodnett. (finish determined first five inside rows in the First Channellock Dash) Second NAPA AUTO PARTS Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Stevie Smith, 3. Joey Saldana, 4. Andy Hillenburg, 5. Dale Blaney, 6. Danny Wood, 7. Billy Wilburn, 8. Kyle Schild, 9. Chad Hillier, 10. Jim Carter, 11. Damion Gardner. (finish determined first five inside rows in the Second Channellock Dash) Third NAPA AUTO PARTS Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Craig Dollansky, 2. Jac Haudenschild, 3. Donny Schatz, 4. Daryn Pittman, 5. James Chesson, 6. Mike Faria, 7. Peter Murphy, 8. Terry McCarl, 9. Ryan Flynn, 10. Jason Meyers, 11. Garrett Ishii, 12. Pat Miller. (finish determined first five outside rows in the First Channellock Dash) Fourth NAPA AUTO PARTS Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Danny Lasoski, 2. Frankie Kerr, 3. Paul McMahan, 4. Dennis Moore, Jr., 5. Jeff Shepard, 6. Lance Blevins, 7. Toni Lutar, 8. Daniel Hood, 9. J.R. Patton, 10. Jason Solwold, 11. Steve Cushman, 12. Brooke Tatnell. (finish determined first five outside rows in the Second Channellock Dash) Scoring the most points in the preliminary programs entitled Steve Kinser, Stevie Smith, Danny Lasoski and Jac Haudenschild to the first four starting positions in the "A" Feature First Channellock Dash (eight laps): 1. Donny Schatz, 2. Sammy Swindell, 3. Brian Paulus, 4. Johnny Herrera, 5. Daryn Pittman, 6. Craig Dollansky, 7. P.J. Chesson, 8. James Chesson. (finish determined inside starting positions in rows 3-10 in the "A" Feature) Second Channellock Dash (eight laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Frankie Kerr, 3. Paul McMahan, 4. Joey Saldana, 5. Andy Hillenburg, 6. Jeff Shepard, 7. Dennis Moore, Jr., 8. Dale Blaney. (finish determined outside starting positions in rows 3-10 in the "A" Feature) C Feature (eight laps): 1. Tim Kaeding, 2. Chad Hillier, 3. Ryan Flynn ($200); 4. J.R. Patton ($150); 5. Brad Furr ($125); 6. Kyle Schild ($100); 7. Steve Cushman ($70); 8. Pat Miller ($60); 9. Daniel Hood ($50); 10. Garrett Ishii ($40); 11. Doug Lippincott ($35); 12. Dan Oswalt ($30). (first two qualified for the "B" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Randy Hannagan, 3. Lance Blevins, 4. Tim Shaffer, 5. Danny Wood ($200); 6. Billy Wilburn ($175); 7. Jason Meyers ($150); 8. Toni Lutar ($125); 9. Peter Murphy ($100); 10. Mike Faria ($90); 11. Brooke Tatnell, 12. Chad Hillier ($100); 13. Jason Solwold ($70); 14. Tommy Tarlton ($60); 15. Tim Kaeding ($70); 16. Damion Gardner ($50); 17. Jim Carter ($50); 18. Terry McCarl ($50). (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild ($20,000); 2. Stevie Smith ($11,000); 3. Sammy Swindell ($5,500); 4. Joey Saldana ($4,600); 5. Andy Hillenburg ($3,500); 6. Daryn Pittman ($2,760); 7. Tim Shaffer ($2,320); 8. Paul McMahan ($2,200); 9. Jeff Shepard ($2,150); 10. Dale Blaney ($2,050); 11. Craig Dollansky ($2,025); 12. Johnny Herrera ($2,000); 13. Mark Kinser ($1,500); 14. Frankie Kerr ($1,400); 15. Danny Lasoski ($1,200); 16. P.J. Chesson ($1,100); 17. James Chesson ($1,050); 18. Randy Hannagan ($820); 19. Donny Schatz ($700); 20. Brooke Tatnell ($720); 21. Lance Blevins ($720); 22. Greg Hodnett ($720); 23. Steve Kinser ($700); 24. Brian Paulus ($700); 25. Dennis Moore, Jr. ($700). Provisional starter - Brooke Tatnell Lap leaders: Stevie Smith 1-29, Jac Haudenschild 30

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Tim Shaffer , Brad Furr , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , James Chesson , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , J.R. Patton , Brian Paulus , Brooke Tatnell , Daryn Pittman , Jason Meyers , Joey Saldana , Paul McMahan , Randy Hannagan , Toni Lutar , P.J. Chesson , Damion Gardner , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Tim Kaeding , Peter Murphy