ALLSTAR: Fremont results 203-07-01

FREMONT, OH -- Dale Blaney made it three different winners in three Ohio Speedweek races Tuesday night at Fremont Speedway in the Haulmark All Star sprint car 40 lap feature. Blaney's $5,000 win was his fifth career Ohio Speedweek win and his ...

FREMONT, OH -- Dale Blaney made it three different winners in three Ohio Speedweek races Tuesday night at Fremont Speedway in the Haulmark All Star sprint car 40 lap feature. Blaney's $5,000 win was his fifth career Ohio Speedweek win and his thrilling pass of Chad Kemenah in heavy lapped traffic on lap 38 sealed the win. Blaney's Fisher-powered Andrews Motorsports Maxim was on Hoosier Tires.

"The longer the race went the better I was getting off turn two. I just didn't want to spin the tires and seal one up," the winner said, revealing his race strategy. "George Fisher and Fritz Andrews had the car great. I'm awful glad to get a win this week."

Kemenah started from the pole and began stretching out a big lead over third starter Todd Kane. Meanwhile, sixth starting Blaney was on the move and went low on the frontstretch to take second from Kane on lap six as Kemenah held a quarter lap advantage. The leaders entered lapped traffic by lap ten, allowing Blaney to close. Blaney was right on Kemenah's bumper in traffic on lap 14 when Greg Wilson stopped on the front chute with mechanical problems that ended his night.

For the restart it was Kemenah, Blaney, Kane, Jim Dayton, Mike Wagner and high school student Craig Mintz. Kemenah pulled away from Blaney when the green came back out as Mintz was on the move in the low groove, taking over third within two laps. Kelly Kinser, who started tenth, was also on the move and was up to fourth at the half way point of the event behind Kemenah, Blaney and Mintz.

In lapped traffic again, Blaney was right on Kemenah's bumper when Byron Reed stopped on the backstretch on lap 24 for another caution. Blaney dove low to try and take the lead when the green came back out, but Kemenah held him off as Kinser dove under Mintz for third. Kinser began reeling in Blaney as Kemenah pushed out to a half straightaway advantage. With eight laps to go Kemenah entered lapped traffic again, allowing Blaney to close again. Each lap Blaney moved closer and closer, and on lap 37 was only a car length behind. He dove under Kemenah in lapped traffic to take the lead a circuit later and Kinser also passed Kemenah on the white flag lap to finish second.

"I though we had another one," Kemenah lamented after finishing third. "Sometimes the lapped cars race the leader as hard as they race someone else."

Mintz was a fine fourth after starting eighth, with Jason Johnson finishing fifth after starting 19th. Kenny Jacobs drove a brand new Pete Grove machine to sixth, followed by 13th starter Jeff Shepard, Ryan Coniam, Rob Chaney and 16th starting Shane Stewart. The Crown Battery heat fell to Stewart, the B&B Products heat went to Bobby Clark, the Engler Machine and Tool heat was won by Lee Jacobs and the TP Wings heat fell to Mark Keegan. Scott Kraylek won the Outerwears Pre-filters C Main and Ryan Coniam won the United Aluminum Window Sales & Consulting B Main. Kemenah captured the Haulmark Dash and Blaney was the Huggins Cams Fast Time qualifier.

"America's Series, The All Star Circuit of Champions" will present a slate of 60 sprint car race dates in 2003 from February to October in action at 31 speedways in 17 states. America's favorite dirt track series is in its' 23rd year and has presented fans with the largest average car count and greatest number of different race winners in the United States over the past two decades.

Huggins Cams Time Trials: 1. Dale Blaney, Andrews 72b, 12.932; 2. Dean Jacobs, Pullins 29, 13.090; 3. Mike Linder, James 3, 13.117; 4. Mike Wagner, Wagner 55, 13.137; 5. Ryan Coniam, Coniam 6c, 13.208; 6. Mike Brecht, Hammons 20, 13.299; 7. Todd Kane, Kane 78, 13.383; 8. Jim Dayton, Dayton 2x, 13.403; 9. Chad Kemenah, Harble 15k, 13.450; 10. Craig Mintz, Sabo 8s, 13.504; 11. Rob Chaney, SC Racing 9x, 13.753; 12. Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4k, 13.785; 13. Kenny Jacobs, Grove 70, 13.862; 14. Alvin Roepke, Roepke/Ford 99, 13.904; 15. Jody Keegan, Keegan 60, 13.926; 16. Jeff Shepard, Ashworth 92, 14.007; 17. Danny Smith, Smith 4, 14.038; 18. Greg Wilson, Hampshire 63, 14.043; 19. Lee Jacobs, Jacobs 2, 14.050; 20. Bill Rose, Rose 6, 14.140; 21. Shane Stewart, Chilcut 4m, 14.144; 22. Matt Lucius, Lucius & Ludwig 1a, 14.173; 23. Brock Mayes, Mayes 11, 14.225; 24. Mark Keegan, Steinbrick 92, 14.237; 25. Jason Johnson, Harrison 22, 14.293; 26. David Harrison, Ludwig 10, 14.340; 27. John Wisbon, Burmeister 16, 14.355; 28. Barry Ruble, Ruble 63r, 14.362; 29. Hud Horton, Mossbarger 80, 14.377; 30. Brandon Martin, Martin 11m, 14.377; 31. Rodney Morgan, Morgan 21, 14.437; 32. Larry Riehl, Riehl 55, 14.460; 33. John Ivy, Carousel 20, 14.473; 34. Bobby Clark, Clark 8, 14.587; 35. Byron Reed, B&S 5, 14.626; 36. Bob Distel, Distel 18, 14.652; 37. Andy James, James 72, 14.660; 38. Tim Aldrich, Aldrich 58, 14.845; 39. Scott Kraylek, Kirian 21, 14.862; 40. Bruce Robenalt, Robenalt 98, 14.885; 41. Chad Blonde, Blonde 5, 14.908; 42. Ed Neumeister, Neumeister 11n, 15.114; 43. Jan Howard, Webb 51, 15.291; 44. John Buchy, Buchy 21, 15.538; 45. Bill Shaw, Shaw 48, 15.662; 46. Rod Maxwell, Miller 99x, 16.393; 47. Andrew Palker, Palker 57x, NT; 48. Aaron Middaugh, Middaugh 91, NT; 49. Tim Hunter, Hunter 2H, NT.

Crown Battery Heat (10 laps): 1. Stewart 2. Kemenah 3. Johnson 4. Blaney 5. K. Jacobs 6. Ivy 7. Coniam 8. Blonde 9. James 10. Horton 11. Shaw 12. Smith.

B&B Products Heat (10 laps): 1. Clark 2. Roepke 3. Mintz 4. Wilson 5. Harrison 6. Neumeister 7. Brecht 8. Lucius 9. D. Jacobs 10. Martin 11. Maxwell 12. Aldrich.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat (10 laps): 1. L. Jacobs 2. Mayes 3. Reed 4. Kane 5. Linder 6. Kraylek 7. Chaney 8. Wisbon 9. Howard 10. J. Keegan 11. Morgan.

TP Wings Heat (10 laps): 1. M. Keegan 2. Dayton 3. Kinser 4. Wagner 5. Distel 6. Shepard 7. Rose 8. Middaugh 9. Robenalt 10. Buchy 11. Ruble 12. Riehl.

Haulmark Dash (4 laps): 1. Kemenah 2. L. Jacobs 3. Blaney 4. Kinser 5. Wilson 6. K. Jacobs.

Outerwears Pre-filters C Main (8 laps): 1. Kraylek 2. James 3. Neumeister 4. Howard 5. Middaugh 6. Blonde 7. Shaw 8. Robenalt 9. Buchy 10. Maxwell.

United Aluminum Window Sales & Consulting B Main (15 laps): 1. Coniam 2. Ivy 3. Chaney 4. Shepard 5. Brecht 6. Smith 7. Rose 8. Horton 9. Kraylek 10. Neumeister 11. J. Keegan 12. Morgan 13. Lucius 14. Ruble 15. Riehl 16. James 17. Howard 18. D. Jacobs 19. Martin 20. Wisbon.

Haulmark A Main (40 laps): 1. Dale Blaney 2. Kelly Kinser 3. Chad Kemenah 4. Craig Mintz 5. Jason Johnson 6. Kenny Jacobs 7. Jeff Shepard 8. Ryan Coniam 9. Rob Chaney 10. Shane Stewart 11. David Harrison 12. Lee Jacobs 13. John Ivy 14. Brock Mayes 15. Mark Keegan 16. Mike Linder 17. Mike Wagner 18. Jim Dayton 19. Alvin Roepke 20. Bob Clark 21. Bob Distel 22. Todd Kane 23. Byron Reed 24. Greg Wilson.

Lap Leaders: Chad Kemenah 1-38, Dale Blaney 39-40.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Kenny Jacobs , Shane Stewart , Greg Wil , Bill Rose , Chad Kemenah , Jason Johnson