All Star Sprint Race Results - Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH - Sat. 4/24/99 - By Scott Hall ROSSBURG, OH - Series' points leader Jac Haudenschild made it two-for-two with the All Star sprints at Eldora Speedway on a cold Saturday night, winning...
All Star Sprint Race Results - Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH - Sat. 4/24/99 - By Scott Hall
ROSSBURG, OH - Series' points leader Jac Haudenschild made it two-for-two with the All Star sprints at Eldora Speedway on a cold Saturday night, winning his second 30 lap feature here in two attempts. He held off a fast closing Jim Nier at the end after passing early leader Kasey Kahne on lap nine for the lead.
"I love this track," the driver of Jack Elden's Chevrolet powered Maxim said. "I could run anyplace I wanted to tonight, it was definitely my kind of track."
"I knew that somebody was coming close to me on lap 27, but I didn't know who it was," Haudenschild recalled of Nier's late charge. He concluded, "I want to compliment the kid (Kasey Kahne) for the strong run he had at the start and for the run he gave me. He's gonna be tough."
Nier started on the ButlerBuilt Motorsports Equipment Hot Seat pole position with Washington's Kahne alongside. Brian Paulus gridded third with Haudenschild fourth. When the green appeared, a mix-up in the back of the pack saw five cars involved, with Jason Dukes, Mark Long and Nick Naber flipping. Kyle Sauder and Marty Ling were also involved, and all five were eliminated.
Once the mess was cleaned up, Kahne grabbed the lead followed by Paulus and Haudenschild. Haudenschild disposed of Paulus on lap two, and kept within striking distance of Kahne.
Kahne maintained a six car length lead at lap five, which shrunk when he entered lapped traffic on lap six. Haudenschild closed in through laps six and seven, grabbing the lead by putting a slide job on Kahne in turn two on lap nine.
The order was now Haudenschild, Kahne, Paulus, Nier, Kenny Jacobs, in his debut in the Kenny Jacobs Motorsports No. 6, Byron Reed and Dean Jacobs. By the halfway point of the 15 mile run, Nier had slipped past Kahne for second, with K. Jacobs also passing Paulus for fourth position. Danny Smith slowed with a flat tire on lap 16, bringing out a caution, but Haudenschild remained on top following the restart over Nier and Kahne. Nier pulled right up to the leader on lap 27, but was unable to make a successful pass for the lead, allowing Haudenschild to motor away the last two laps for the win.
"I was somewhat suprised at how I performed," Nier said afterward. "I think he (Haudenschild) slowed down."
Kahne's third was the best All Star finish of his young career, "I'm proud of finishing third this evening. Starting on the front was an advantage, however I knew Haud was coming up on me and I couldn't hold him off."
Ninth starting D. Jacobs finished fourth in the Jr. Holbrook machine, with Paulus holding on for fifth and K. Jacobs sixth.
Fast timer Butch Schroeder finished seventh, earning the "Team Simpson Racing Lucky Seven" award with Byron Reed, Wisconsin visitor Donnie Goeden and Danny Smith, recovering from his flat, next.
The United Expressline heat fell to D. Jacobs, the Southwest Expressline heat to Rocky Hodges, the Southwest Glass heat was won by Kent Wolters and the United Specialties heat went to Smith. Kenny Jacobs won the Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash with Kyle Sauder the United Expressline B Main winner. Schroeder was the Red Devil Brakes fast qualifier.
TIME TRIALS: 1. Butch Schroeder, Schroeder 17, 13.312; 2. Kenny Jacobs, Jacobs 6, 13,474; 3. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 13.651; 4. Brian Paulus, P&P 28, 13.709; 5. Kasey Kahne, Kahne 23K. 13.761; 6. Jim Nier, Nier 00, 13.772; 7. Byron Reed, B&S 5r, 13.810; 8. Jerrod Hull, Webb 51, 13.818; 9. Dean Jacobs, Holbrook 8, 13.841; 10. Dwain Leiber, Leiber 62, 13.848; 11. Rodney Duncan, Harrison 22, 13.894; 12. Danny Smith, Ashworth 92, 13,911; 13. Jonathan Stevens, Davis 99, 13.960; 14. Rocky Hodges, Brown 99, 14,051; 15. Don Goeden, Karavan 27G, 14.063; 16. Jason Dukes, Dukes 3d, 14.095; 17. Nick Naber, G&N 6, 14,239; 18. Mark Long, Long 1, 14.350; 19. Brian Ellenberger, Ellenberger 20, 14.364; 20. Fred Boso, Javelina 7, 14.425; 21. Kyle Sauder, Sauder 2, 14.515; 22. Jack Hewitt, Simon 24c, 14.558; 23. Kent Wolters, Wolters 12, 14.662; 24. Al Schmidt, Schmidt 25s, 14,682; 25. Tim Allison, Lotz 11x, 14.753; 26. Greg Wilson, Hampshire 63, 14,841; 27. Keith Crabtree, Baker 51, 14.842; 28. Marty Ling, Ling 47, 15.148; 29. Jim Damon, Damon 50x, 15.292; 30. Jeff Hoying, Hoying 61, 16.004; Dave Freed, Freed 8, NT; 32. John Buchy, Buchy 1, NT 33. Brian Carlson, SC 18, NT.
United Expressline Heat 1: Dean Jacobs, Butch Schroeder, Nick Naber, Kasey Kahne, Jonathan Stevens, Tim. Allison, Kyle Sauder, Jim Damon.
Southwest Expressline Heat 2: Rocky Hodges, Kenny, Jacobs, Mark Long, Jim Nier, Dwain Leiber, Jeff Hoying Greg Wilson, Jack Hewitt
United Specialties Heat 3: Kent Wolters, Don Goeden, Jac Haudenschild, Byron Reed, Brian Ellenberger, Rodney Duncan, Keith Crabtree.
Southwest Glass Heat 4: Danny Smith, Brian Paulus, Jerrod Hull, Al Schmidt, Marty Ling, Brian Carlson, Fred Boso, Jason Dukes. Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash: Kenny Jacobs, Butch Schroeder, Jac Haudenschild, Brian Paulus, Kasey Kahne, Jim Nier
United Expressline B-Main: Kyle Sauder, Tim Allison, Jason Dukes, Rodney Duncan, John Buchy, Jack Hewitt, Jerrod Hull, Jim Damon, Jeff Hoying Brian Carlson.
30-lap A-Main: 1)Jac Haudenschild 2)Jim Nier 3)Kasey Kahne 4)Dean Jacobs 5)Brian Paulus 6)Kenny Jacobs 7)Butch Schroeder 8)Byron Reed 9)Don Goeden 10)Danny Smith 11)Rodney Duncan 12)Jerrod Hull 13)Dwain Leiber 14)Rocky Hodges 15)Brian Ellenberger 16)Jonathan Stevens 17)AI Schmidt 18)Tim Allison 19)Jason Dukes 20)Nick Naber 21) Mark Long 22)Kyle Sauder 23)Kent Wolters 24)Marty Ling.
All Star Points: 1. Jac Haudenschild 358; 2. Kenny Jacobs 318, 3. Dean Jacobs 315; 4. Danny Smith 306; 5. Rodney Duncan 280; 6. Jerrod Hull 264; 7. Greg Wilson 254; 8. Brian Ellenberger 235; 9. Kevin Huntley 204; 10. Butch Schroeder 183.