KNOXVILLE, IOWA (September 26, 2003) - The top two drivers in the O'Reilly Auto Parts World of Outlaws (WoO) points, Steve Kinser and Danny Lasoski, continue to be ranked one-two in the National 410 Sprint Car Poll, respectively.
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (September 26, 2003) - The top two drivers in the O'Reilly Auto Parts World of Outlaws (WoO) points, Steve Kinser and Danny Lasoski, continue to be ranked one-two in the National 410 Sprint Car Poll, respectively. Bloomington, Indiana's Kinser, winner of this month's 50th annual Chico (Calif.) Gold Cup Race of Champions, claimed 23 of 27 first place votes cast by the select panel of winged 410-cubic-inch sprint car racing's manufacturers, media members, sanctioning officials and promoters. Higginsville, Missouri's Lasoski, winner of last month's 43rd annual Knoxville Nationals, gathered the other four first place markers. Both drivers will compete in the 41st annual Williams Grove National Open in Mechanicsburg (Penna.), October 3-4.
Those drivers ranked third through fifth, respectively, are Donny Schatz of North Dakota, Greg Hodnett of Tennessee, and Joey Saldana of Indiana. Rounding out the current 'top ten' are Daryn Pittman, Jason Meyers, Paul McMahan, Tim Shaffer, and All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) point champion Chad Kemenah, respectively. Newcomers to the Fall edition of the seasonal poll are surprise Knoxville Nationals third-place finisher Kenny Jacobs in 14th, Auto Trader Southern Iowa SprintWeek champion Shane Stewart in 15th, Port Royal Speedway's Tuscarora 50 winner Keith Kauffman in 19th, and recent (non-winged) Mopar Million at Eldora winner Jac Haudenschild in 25th.
The National 410 Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., of Knoxville, Iowa.
FALL 2003 NATIONAL 410 SPRINT CAR POLL
<pre> current rank, (previous rank), driver (first place votes), hometown, state, points 1. (1.) Steve Kinser (23) Bloomington, IN 2440 points 2. (2.) Danny Lasoski (4) Higginsville, MO 1630 3. (4.) Donny Schatz Fargo, ND 803 4. (3.) Greg Hodnett Memphis, TN 622 5. (5.) Joey Saldana Brownsburg, IN 534 6. (7.) Daryn Pittman Owasso, OK 451 7. (11.) Jason Meyers Clovis, CA 343 8. (8.) Paul McMahan Oroville, CA 298 9. (10.) Tim Shaffer Aliquippa, PA 286 10. (6.) Chad Kemenah Fremont, OH 259 11. (9.) Lance Dewease Fayetteville, PA 245 12. (15) Terry McCarl Altoona, IA 171 13. (11.) Sammy Swindell Germantown, TN 165 14. (unranked) Kenny Jacobs Holmesville, OH 92 15. (unranked) Shane Stewart Bixby, OK 83 16. (18.) Jason Johnson Eunice, LA 60 17. (13.) Mark Kinser Oolitic, IN 52 18. (19.) Tyler Walker Santa Clarita, CA 42 19. (unranked) Keith Kauffman Mifflintown, PA 33 20. (17.) Tim Kaeding Campbell, CA 30 21. (22.) Brent Kaeding Campbell, CA 27 22. (23.) Dean Jacobs Wooster, OH 25 tie (21.) Jason Sides Ellendale, TN 25 24. (14.) Jeff Shepard Upperco, MD 21 25. (20.) Dale Blaney Fowler, OH 18 tie (unranked) Jac Haudenschild Wooster, OH 18
Also receiving multiple votes: Cris Eash, Ed Lynch (Jr.), Kerry Madsen, Fred Rahmer, Joe Roe, Danny Smith, Stevie Smith, Brooke Tatnell.