ALLSTAR: Fremont race results 2003-09-06

FREMONT, OH -- Jeff Shepard and Dale Blaney traded the lead four times Saturday night at Fremont Speedway in the Haulmark All Star sprint car 50 lap feature. But at the end Blaney ran out of fuel and Chad Kemenah passed Shepard to lead the final...

FREMONT, OH -- Jeff Shepard and Dale Blaney traded the lead four times Saturday night at Fremont Speedway in the Haulmark All Star sprint car 50 lap feature. But at the end Blaney ran out of fuel and Chad Kemenah passed Shepard to lead the final five laps and record the $10,000 win in front of a standing room only crowd. It was Kemenah's fifth win of the year in the Jim Harble UUI American Augers Hyundai Equipment Eagle with Kistler power.

"It was a really good racetrack and Jeff drove a good race, "Kemenah recalled. "It was real close. And I found out a week ago I'm going to be a dad so this is real great week," he added. "I just like to run around the top of this place and put on a good show for the fans."

Rob Chaney and Blaney made up the front row for the start with Shepard starting in eighth. Blaney grabbed the lead at the start with Chaney second and fourth starter Mike Linder third. Chaney and Linder battled behind Blaney, with Chaney keeping second as Shepard passed a car a lap to move into fourth by lap nine. Shepard kept the pressure on Linder and dove low under Linder for third on lap 12. Now Kemenah set his sights on Linder and the pair ran side by side from laps 15 to 18. Meanwhile Shepard reeled in Blaney in lapped traffic, and took the lead low off turn two on lap 19. Following a restart, Blaney kept the pressure on Shepard, and retook the lead on lap 23. Kemenah now had moved to third ahead of Chaney and Linder. Blaney led through another restart and Kemenah kept the pressure on, taking second from Shepard on lap 27. Kemenah was inching up on the leader and by lap 32 it was a two car race. Blaney led, with Kemenah chasing him. In lapped traffic again, Shepard ducked under Kemenah to regain second and the Maryland driver was really on the move, and he retook the top spot on lap 37 with a low backstretch move under Blaney. As Chaney's tires heated up he was on the move forward, and he passed Kemenah for third just before another caution flew.

At the yellow on lap 42, the running order was Shepard, Blaney, Chaney, Kemenah, Linder, Kinser and Byron Reed. Three laps were run under green before runnerup Blaney stopped on the backstretch, out of fuel. His crew tried to get him refueled and back out, but it was too late and he was forced to go pit side. This moved Kemenah back into second ahead of Chaney, Linder, Kinser, Reed and Brandon Wimmer. Kemenah drove to the high groove after the green reappeared to take the lead from Shepard, and once in front the pulled away for the win as Shepard's tank ran dry after the checkered flew. Chaney ended up third.

"Our car was good but I ran out of gas at the end, that's three quarters of the reason we didn't win the race," Shepard lamented. "Scott Benic helped us tonight and our car was awesome."

"My car was really good on the long runs and I told my guys without these cautions I had a shot at it," Chaney stated of his third place finish. "I'm just happy we ran third. This is a big finish for this team."

Reed was fourth after starting 15th, ahead of Linder, Kinser, Wimmer, 20th starter Jason Johnson and Greg Wilson. Wilson flipped in his heat and missed the transfer to the feature by one position in the B Main, so he moved to the Andy James machine for the feature, starting in the 24th spot. Kenny Jacobs started 18th and finished tenth.

The Crown Battery heat fell to Kenny Jacobs, the B&B Products heat and Haulmark Dash went to Kemenah, the Engler Machine and Tool heat was won by Kraig Kinser and the TP Wings heat fell to Jason Johnson. Shane Helms captured the last chance race and Ed Neumeister won the Outerwears Pre-filters C Main. The United Aluminum Window Sales & Consulting B Main was won by Mark Keegan and Kelly Kinser was the Huggins Cams Fast Time qualifier over a 53 car field.

Huggins Cams Time Trials: 1. Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4k, 12.202; 2. Chad Kemenah, Harble 15k, 12.362; 3. Mike Linder, James 3, 12.481; 4. Dean Jacobs, Pullins 29, 12.551; 5. Dale Blaney, Andrews 72b, 12.555; 6. Rob Chaney, SC Racing 9x, 12.642; 7. Brandon Martin, Martin 11m, 12.728; 8. Jeff Shepard, Ashworth 92, 12.745; 9. David Harrison, Ludwig 10, 12.765; 10. Jason Courtney, Courtney 9c, 12.835; 11. Kraig Kinser, Kinser 11k, 12.842; 12. Jason Dukes, JT 3, 12.863; 13. Alvin Roepke, Roepke/Ford 99, 12.875; 14. Barry Ruble, Ruble 63r, 12.900; 15. Brandon Wimmer, Wimmer 7tw, 12.931; 16. John Ivy, Carousel 20, 12.946; 17. Lee Jacobs, Burmeister 16, 12.950; 18. Byron Reed, B&S 5, 12.951; 19. Andy James, James 72, 12.962; 20. Brock Mayes, Mayes 11, 12.975; 21. Kenny Jacobs, Grove 70, 12.981; 22. John Wisbon, Riehl 55, 12.988; 23. Ryan Coniam, Coniam 6c, 12.994; 24. Jason Johnson, Harrison 22, 13.012; 25. Bob Lime, Lime 91, 13.081; 26. Erin Crocker, Woodring 16c, 13.112; 27. Chuck Wilson, Wilson 31, 13.150; 28. Rodney Morgan, Morgan 21, 13.159; 29. Jeremy Campbell, Campbell 10c, 13.190; 30. Todd Heller, Heller 14h, 13.192; 31. Chad Blonde, Blonde 5, 13.196; 32. Greg Wilson, Hampshire 63, 13.215; 33. Mark Keegan, Steinbrick 92, 13.222; 34. Craig Mintz, Sabo 8s, 13.250; 35. Bill Rose, Rose 6, 13.295; 36. Keith Baxter, Baxter 1B, 13.309; 37. Bruce Robenalt, Robenalt 98, 13.355; 38. Bob Distel, Distel 18, 13.365; 39. Ed Neumeister, Neumeister 11n, 13.370; 40. Jody Keegan, Keegan 60, 13.390; 41. Matt Lucius, Lucius 1a, 13.406; 42. Daryl Becker, Becker 87, 13.575; 43. Scott Kraylek, Kirian 21, 13.613; 44. Ronnie Beale, Beale 3b, 13.638; 45. Shane Helms, Helms 40, 13.642; 46. Bryan Scott, Genzman 11d, 13.718; 47. Mike Brecht, Hammons 20, 13.848; 48. Scott Euler, Euler 27, 13.855; 49. Todd Kelley, Kelley 21K, 14.055; 48. Bill Shaw, Shaw 48, 14.299; 51. Aaron Middaugh, Middaugh 91, 14.385; 52. Willie Meier, Meier 33, 14.655; 53. Andrew Palker, Palker 57x, NT.

Last Chance Race (8 laps): 1. Helms 2. Scott 3. Brecht 4. Kelley 5. Middaugh 6. Euler 7. Shaw 8. Meier.

Crown Battery Heat (10 laps): 1. K. Jacobs 2. L. Jacobs 3. Ke. Kinser 4. Harrison 5. Blaney 6. Campbell 7. M. Keegan 8. Roepke 9. Lime 10. Robenalt 11. Helms 12. Lucius.

B&B Products Heat (10 laps): 1. Kemenah 2. Reed 3. Chaney 4. Crocker 5. Heller 6. Scott 7. Wisbon 8. Distel 9. Mintz 10. Courtney 11. Ruble 12. Becker.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat (10 laps): 1. Kr. Kinser 2. James 3. Coniam 4. Linder 5. Blonde 6. Wimmer 7. Martin 8. Rose 9. Kraylek 10. Neumeister 11. Brecht 12. C. Wilson

TP Wings Heat (10 laps): 1. Johnson 2. Ivy 3. Mayes 4. D. Jacobs 5. Shepard 6. Dukes 7. Baxter 8. J. Keegan 9. Morgan 10. Kelley 11. Beale 12. G. Wilson.

Haulmark Dash (4 laps): 1. Kemenah 2. Ke. Kinser 3. Blaney 4. Chaney 5. D. Jacobs 6. Shepard.

Outerwears Pre-filters C Main (10 laps): 1. Neumeister 2. Distel 3. Lucius 4. Scott 5. J. Keegan 6. Helms 7. Brecht 8. Shaw 9. Middaugh 10. Becker 11. Kraylek 12. Meier.

United Aluminum Window Sales & Consulting B Main (15 laps): 1. M. Keegan 2. Wimmer 3. Martin 4. Dukes 5. G. Wilson 6. Campbell 7. Mintz 8. Roepke 9. Rose 10. Morgan 11. Scott 12. Robenalt 13. Wisbon 14. Neumeister 15. Baxter 16. Distel 17. Ruble 18. Lucius 19. Lime 20. Courtney.

Haulmark A Main (50 laps): 1. Chad Kemenah 2. Jeff Shepard 3. Rob Chaney 4. Byron Reed 5. Mike Linder 6. Kelly Kinser 7. Brandon Wimmer 8. Jason Johnson 9. Greg Wilson (72J) 10. Kenny Jacobs 11. Dave Harrison 12. Chad Blonde 13. John Ivy 14. Erin Crocker 15. Lee Jacobs 16. Todd Heller 17. Brandon Martin 18. Ryan Coniam 19. Brock Mayes 20. Dale Blaney 21. Dean Jacobs 22. Kraig Kinser 23. Mark Keegan 24. Jason Dukes.

Lap Leaders: Dale Blaney 1-18; Jeff Shepard 19-22; Blaney 23-36; Shepard 37-44, Chad Kemenah 45-50. <pre> All Star Sprint Points: 1 Chad Kemenah 3625 2 Jason Johnson 3288 3 Dean Jacobs 3150 4 Ryan Coniam 2833 5 Greg Wilson 2831 6 Bill Rose 2791 7 Jeff Shepard 2790 8 Barry Ruble 1852 9 Kelly Kinser 1844 10 Bruce Robenalt 1803

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Series Sprint
Drivers Erin Crocker , Kenny Jacobs , Dean Jacobs , Kraig Kinser , Greg Wil , Bill Rose , Chad Kemenah , Jason Johnson