ALLSTAR: Lawrenceburg Results 98-09-19

All Star Sprint Race Results - Lawrenceburg Speedway (IN) - Sat. 9/19/98 - By Scott Hall LAWRENCEBURG, IN - Kenny Jacobs put on a late race slide job on leader Kevin Huntley and went on to victory in the 16th annual All Star sprint 50-lap ...

All Star Sprint Race Results - Lawrenceburg Speedway (IN) - Sat. 9/19/98 - By Scott Hall

LAWRENCEBURG, IN - Kenny Jacobs put on a late race slide job on leader Kevin Huntley and went on to victory in the 16th annual All Star sprint 50-lap Valvoline Hoosier Fall Classic feature Saturday night at Lawrenceburg Speedway. Jacobs earned $10,000 for his tenth All Star win of the season, which came over Joey Saldana and Kevin Huntley.

"I just told my crew under the red that I’d run under him (Huntley) and run up in front of him. We were just going to have to slide by him on the start. And that’s what we did," Jacobs recalled. "We re-cut our Goodyear tires under the red to get them to come back and they took off again." Jacobs drives the Hughes Wheel and Axle J&J, with Kriner-Chevrolet power, with car prep by Barry Jackson, Todd Palmer and Anthony Geddes.

With four cars inverted, Jacobs started on the ButlerBuilt Hot Seat pole position with Keith Kauffman outside. Kauffman dove low on the start and hugged the inside groove to lead. Jacobs followed in second with third starter Huntley third. By lap five, Kauffman was into lapped traffic, and Huntley put heavy pressure on Jacobs for second. With a dozen laps in the book, Kauffman lead over Jacobs, Huntley, Joey Saldana and Kelly Kinser. The next four laps saw Huntley apply heavy pressure on Jacobs, with Huntley low and Jacobs high. Finally, on lap 17, Huntley dove under Jacobs for the runner-up spot. Kinser was side-by-side with Saldana, and he took fourth on lap 20, and snared third from Jacobs on lap 22.

Kinser ran up on a lapped car too fast on lap 29 and spun out of third place, bringing out the first caution with Kauffman still leading Huntley. Huntley was now trying to use the lowest groove of the track to nose under the low running Kauffman. After two laps of pressure, Huntley moved under in turn one to take the lead on lap 32 just before a Steve Suever spin. Kauffman now was second with Saldana and Jacobs dueling for third, then Jacobs took second with Saldana going high to snare third from Kauffman.

Huntley ran low and Jacobs high following the restart, and Saldana was third when Terry McCarl stopped off turn four for a caution on lap 38. This turned into a red flag fuel stop. On the restart, Jacobs dove low with a classic slide job to drift up in front of Huntley in turn two to take the lead, with Saldana putting the same move on Huntley on lap 42 to take second, with the pair making brief contact following the slide job. Jacobs entered lapped traffic again on lap 47, but Saldana, despite a high groove charge, was not able to mount a challenge and finished four lengths back at the end of the 12 ½ mile run. Saldana took home the $4,000 for second with Huntley third, and Kauffman hanging on for fourth. Dean Jacobs started seventh and ended up fifth, with 12th starting Danny Smith sixth in his own No. 4, Jeff Shepard next in his Maxim and Kinser recovering from his spin for eighth. Frankie Kerr started 13th and ran ninth with Randy Kinser tenth.

"I saw Kenny get in there on Kevin so I figured if I’m going to win this thing I’d better try it," Saldana stated afterward. "I showed Kenny the top about half-way through and I shouldn’t of done it. He went there and won the race."

Huntley was very disappointed. "My tire sealed over and the car got loose, we didn’t cut it enough on the red," the third place finisher recalled.

The United Expressline heat fell to Rodney Duncan, the Southwest Expressline heat to Don Droud, Jr., the Southwest Glass heat was won by Charlie Fisher and the United Specialties heat went to Kelly Kinser. Joey Saldana won the Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash with Todd Kelley the United Expressline B Main winner. Kerry Norris won the modified feature.

Time Trials: 1. Randy Kinser, Kinser 14, 10.717; 2. Kevin Huntley, Daugherty 7, 10.729; 3. Keith Kauffman, Johnson U2, 10.759; 4. Kenny Jacobs, Hughes 94, 10.784; 5. Joey Saldana, Mox 17, 10.817; 6. Terry McCarl, McCarl 24, 10.828; 7. Dean Jacobs, Holbrook 8, 10.884; 8. Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4K, 10.901; 9. Jeff Shepard, Double L 4J, 10.917; 10. Alvin Roepke, R&F 99, 10.959; 11. Sarah Fisher, Fisher 9, 10.960; 12. Danny Smith, Smith 4, 10.974; 13. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23s, 11.051; 14. Johnathan Stevens, Stevens 4j, 11.075; 15. Tim Engler, Engler 73, 11.099; 16. Jerrod Hull, Hull 11, 11.164; 17. Rodney Duncan, Harrison 22, 11.166; 18. Todd Kelley, Kelley 21k, 11.167; 19. James Fisher, Fisher 48J, 11.183; 20. Brian Paulus, P&P 28, 11.232; 21. Derek Scheffel, Scheffel 21s, 11.254; 22. Don Droud Jr., DOCC 1bk, 11.269; 23. Charlie Fisher, Fisher 48, 11.275; 24. Mark Goodfleisch, Brown 99, 11.409; 25. Bobby Allen, Pell 1a, 11.415; 26. Hud Horton, Horton 80, 11.425; 27. Steve Suever, Suever 36s, 11.440; 28. Tim Allison, Lotz 11x, 11.458; 29. Todd Kane, Kane 78, 11.501; 30. Jason Knoke, Knoke 66k, 11.532; 31. Pete Abel, Reynolds 04, 11.569; 32. Jim Nier, Nier 00, 11.652; 33. Eric Davis, Davis 96, 11.672; 34. Nick Naber, G&N 6, 11.829; 35. Fred Boso, Javelina 7, 11.944; 36. Brian Smith, Smith 2+, 11.946; 37. Mark Cummins, Briscoe 5, 12.018; 38. Travis Honnert, Honnert 11t, 12.094; 39. Duane Spille, Spille 71, 12.114; 40. Jim Payne, Payne 5p, 12.462; 41. Will Newlin, Newlin 70, 12.521; 42. Dan Teegarten, Teegarten 1, 12.579; 43. Scott Jones, Jones 8J, 12.615; 44. Shannon Jodrey, Jodrey 10, 12.621.

United Expressline Heat (10 laps): 1. Duncan 2. Shepard 3. R. Kinser 4. Saldana 5. Kerr 6. Allen 7. Kane 8. Scheffel 9. Cummins 10. Davis 11. Newlin.

Southwest Expressline Heat (10 laps): 1. Droud 2. Roepke 3. Stevens 4. McCarl 5. Huntley 6. Horton 7. Naber 8. Knoke 9. Honnert 10. Kelley 11. Teegarten.

   Southwest Glass Heat (10 laps): 1. C. Fisher 2. Kauffman 3. D. Jacobs
4.  S. Fisher 5. Suever 6. J. Fisher 7. Jones 8. Engler 9. Spille 10. Abel
11.  Boso.

United Specialties Heat (10 laps): 1. K. Kinser 2. D. Smith 3. Hull 4. K. Jacobs 5. Paulus 6. Nier 7. Allison 8. B. Smith 9. Payne 10. Jodrey 11. Goodfleisch.

Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash: (4 laps): 1. Saldana 2. K. Jacobs 3. Huntley 4. Kauffman 5. R. Kinser 6. McCarl.

United Expressline B Main (15 laps): 1. Kelley 2. Scheffel 3. Goodfleisch 4. Kane 5. J. Fisher 6. Nier 7. B. Smith 8. Allen 9. Davis 10. Horton 11. Newlin 12. Naber 13. Jodrey 14. Engler 15. Cummins 16. Knoke 17. Honnert 18. Spille 19. Boso 20. Payne 21.Allison 22. Jones 23. Abel.

A Main (50 laps): 1. K. Jacobs 2. Saldana 3. Huntley 4. Kauffman 5. D. Jacobs 6. D. Smith 7. Shepard 8. K. Kinser 9. Kerr 10. R. Kinser 11. McCarl 12. Duncan 13. Ropeke 14. Hull 15. Droud 16. S. Fisher 17. Kane 18. Kelley 19. Scheffel 20. Stevens 21. Goodfleisch 22. Suever 23. C. Fisher 24. Paulus.

All Star Points: 1. Kenny Jacobs 5085; 2. Joey Saldana 4935; 3. Frankie Kerr 4868; 4. Dean Jacobs 4674; 5. Keith Kauffman 4636; 6. Brian Smith 3500; 7. Scott Jones 3468; 8. Judi Bates 2073; 9. Kevin Huntley 1924; 10. Sarah Fisher 1796.

- - FINDLAY, OH - Sunday’s All Star show scheduled for Flag City Speedway was cancelled by race promoter Bill Paxton.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Sarah Fisher , Kenny Jacobs , Brian Smith , Brian Paulus , Dean Jacobs , Joey Saldana