OSKALOOSA, IA (Aug. 11th) -- Lance Dewease won Tuesday night's Haulmark All Star sprint car 25-lap Front Row Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Dewease ran down early leader Danny Lasoski in traffic and pulled away for...
OSKALOOSA, IA (Aug. 11th) -- Lance Dewease won Tuesday night's Haulmark All Star sprint car 25-lap Front Row Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Dewease ran down early leader Danny Lasoski in traffic and pulled away for his fourth Haulmark All Star sprint car victory of the season.
Before the feature Dewease turned down the opportunity to start 24th for a $50,000 to win payoff. The original outside front row starter, NASCAR Busch Grand National driver Kasey Kahne, took the challenge and finished in the 10th position.
"The race track was pretty fast all night. We referred to what happened in the heat and the dash and knew it would be pretty tough to go to the rear and make it in time up there", said Dewease in victory lane. "My hats off to Kasey, he did it (for the fans) and try to put a show on."
With Kahne opting to start at the back the front row was made up of Dewease and Lasoski. Lasoski dove to the bottom in turn one to take the lead. Dewease then was left to battle with Shane Stewart for the second position. After racing side by side for several laps Dewease reclaimed the position on lap three. Then while working lap four Don Droud, Jr. flipped in turn three. Droud was uninjured.
Dewease was able to stay close to Lasoski after the restart. Dewease did lose ground though and on lap six found himself in a battle again with Shane Stewart. Stewart tried the low side of the track in turns one and two, but could not make the pass. Meanwhile Kahne moved up eight positions into 16th in his quest for the $50,000 bonus.
By lap 11 Dewase started to close in on Lasoski. The lead duo closed in on heavy lapped traffic on lap 12. Dewease used the lapped car of Brian Brown to pin in Lasoski and take the lead off turn four. Dewease then had to deal with traffic again on lap 16 that allowed Lasoski to close in, but Dewease cleared the slower cars to stretch his advantage.
Kahne continued pass cars and by lap 17 was up to the 12th position and closed in on the top ten.
Chad Kemenah reeled in Shane Stewart and started to battle for the third position on lap 20. Kemenah pulled a slide job on Stewrat through turns three and four to take the position. Stewart came back one lap later to pass Kemenah again to reclaim the position.
Up front though it was all Dewease as he cruised to the victory over Lasoski, Stewart, Kemenah, and Jason Johnson. Erin Crocker finished sixth in only her second 410 sprint car start. Ryan Coniam, Jeremy Campbell, Sammy Swindell, and Kahne rounded out the top ten.
"We were a little cold at the start, and the motor didn't take off real good. That's how everyone kind of got away from me. We had kind of a harder tire on and I thought it would be pretty good", concluded race winner Dewease.
Lasoski was the quick qualifier during Huggins Cams qualifications with a lap of 15.708 seconds around the ½-mile oval. Ricky Logan won the crown battery heat, Daryn Pittman took the victory in the B&B Products heat, the Engler Machine & Tool heat victory fell to 410-sprint car rookie Eric Vanderploeg, and the TP Wings Heat victory fell to Shane Stewart. Colin Northway won the Outerwears C-Main event, while All Star Rookie of the Year Candidate Ryan Coniam won the United Aluminum Window Sales & Consulting B-Main. Ryan Anderson won the non-qualifers race.
All Star Circuit of Champions
The Front Row Challenge
Southern Iowa Speedway, Oskaloosa, IA
Monday, August 11th, 2003
Huggins Cams Qualifications: 1.Danny Lasoski, Stewart 20, 15.708; 2.Chad Kemenah, Harble 15K, 15.798; 3.Erin Crocker, Woodring 16, 15.814; 4.Shane Stewart, mIn 4M, 15.818; 5.Kasey Kahne, Roth 83, 15.876; 6.Ryan Coniam, Coniam 6c, 15.892; 7.Lance DeWease, Hamilton 77, 15.931; 8.Jason Johnson, Harrison 22, 15.952; 9. Roger Crockett, Doyle 11c, 16.062; 10.Sammy Swindell, Roth 1, 16.016;11.Jeremy Campbell, Campbell 10C, 16.063; 12.Danny Smith, Smith 4, 16.103; 13.Jan Howard, Webb 51, 16.112; 14.Dean Jacobs, Pullins 29, 16.130; 15.Eric Vanderploeg, Vanderploeg, 57a, 16.150; 16.Don Droud, Jr., McCarl 7x, 16.150; 17.Fred Rahmer, Harz 88, 16.180; 18.Daryn Pittman, Sherdon 21, 16.190; 19.Zach Chappell, Chappell 50z, 16.202; 20.Travis Rilat, Threatt 29T, 16.213; 21.Ricky Logan, 17G, 16.220; 22.Kim Mock, Osborn 1M, 16.237; 23.Adam Clarke, Clarke 14a, 16.238; 24.Kenny Jacobs, Grove 70, 16.260; 25.Jeff Mitrisin, Mitrisin 5J, 16.300; 26.Tim Kaeding, Kaeding 7T, 16.303; 27.Justin Henderson, Carnahan R19, 16.307; 28.Bob Bennett, Mickle 3B, 16.316; 9.Jooathan Allard, Wright 35M, 16.343; 30.Mike Kertscher, Osborn 53, 16.376; 31.Brian Brown, Parsons 6, 16.389; 32.Clint Garner, Vermeer 55, 16.391; 33.Bill Rose, Rose 6B, 16.399; 34.Dennis Moore, Jr., Williams 0, 16.431; 35.Skip Jackson, Robinson 21, 16.435; 36.Jeff Johnson, Phillips 11J, 16.443; 37.Max Dumesney, Johnson 1x, 16.459; 38.John VanDenBerg, VanDenBerg V10, 16.494; 39.Colin Northway, Northway 60, 16.502; 40.Derek Beckman, Full Throttle 50D, 16.529; 41.Jim Moughan, Moughan 1M, 16.530; 42.Jerrod Hull, Dekeu 50, 16.537; 43.Jeff Shepard, Ashworth 92, 16.614; 44.Jaymie Moyle, Vanden V10, 16.654; 45.Tony Lutar Northwest 4x, 16.665; 46.Bruce Robenalt, Robenalt 98, 16.667; 47.Marty Wilcox, Wilcox 3, 16.704; 48.Jesse Gianetto, Gianetto D1, 16.737; 49.Ryan Anderson, Anderson 71M, 16.787; 50.Johnny Herrera, Herrera 45x, 16.848; 51.Troy Little, Little 20AU, 17.219; 52.Doug Strong, Strong 43, 17.267; 53.Bobby Mincer, Mincer 15, 17.714; 54.Frankie Heimbaugh, Heimbaugh 6x, 17.980; 55.Dan Owings, Owings 19K, 18.432; 56.Kerry Madsen, Madsen 82, NT
Non-Qualifiers Race (8 Laps): 1. Ryan Anderson, 2. Marty Wilcox, 3. Bobby Mincer, 4. Bruce Robenalt, 5. Doug Strong, 6. Frankie Heimbaugh, 7. Dan Owings, 8. Jesse Gianetto, 9. Tony Lutar 10. Troy Little, 11. Johnny Herrera.
Crown Battery Heat (8 laps): 1. Ricky Logan, 2. Fred Rahmer, 3. Kasey Kahne, 4. Danny Lasoski, 5. Jan Howard, 6. Jonathan Allard, 7. Jeff Mitrisin, 8. Kim Mock, 9. Bill Rose, 10. Max Dumsney, 11. Bruce Robenalt, 12. Roger Crockett (First 5 finishers qualified for the "A" Feature)
B&B Products Heat (8 laps): 1. Daryn Pittman, 2. Sammy Swindell, 3. Kim Mock, 4. Chad Kemenah, 5. Dean Jacobs, 6. Clint Garner, 7. Ryan Coniam, 8. Jim Moughan, 9. John VanDenBerg, 10. Marty Wilcox, 11. Dennis Moore, Jr., 12. Jerrod Hull (First 5 finishers qualified for the "A" Feature)
Engler Machine & Tool Heat (8 laps): 1. Eric Vanderploeg, 2. Lance Dewease, 3. Jeremy Campbell, 4. Skip Jackson, 5. Erin Crocker, 6. Zach Chappell, 7. Colin Northway, 8. Justin Henderson, 9. Adam Clarke, 10. Ryan Anderson, 11. Kim Mock, 12. Jeff Shepard. (First 5 qualified for the "A" Feature)
TP Wings Heat (8 laps): 1. Shane Stewart, 2. Kenny Jacobs, 3. Don Droud, Jr., 4. Travis Rialt, 5. Jason Johnson, 6. Tony Lutar, 7. Brian Brown, 8. Derek Beckman, 9. Jeff Johnson, 10. Jaymie Moyle, 11. Bobby Mincer, 12. Bob Bennett (First five finishers qualified for the "A" Feature)
Harlmark Dash (5 laps): 1. Lance DeWease, 2. Kasey Kahne, 3. Danny Lasoski, 4. Chad Kemenah, 5. Shane Stewart, 6. Erin Crocker (Finish determined starting positions for first six starting positions in the "A" Feature)
Outerwears Pre-filters C-Feature (10 laps): 1. Colin Northway, 2. John VanDenBerg, 3. Jim Moughan, 4. Ryan Anderson, 5. Jaymie Moyle, 6. Bobby Mincer, 7. Frankie Heimbaugh, 8. Marty Wilcox, 9. Doug Strong, 10. Bruce Robenalt (First four qualified for the "B" Feature)
United Aluminum Window Sales & Consulting B-Main (12 laps): 1. Ryan Coniam, 2. Zach Chappell, 3. Brian Brown, 4. Clint Garner, 5. Adam Clarke, 6. Dennis Moore, Jr., 7. Tim Kaeding, 8. Max Dumsney, 9. Colin Northway, 10. John VanDenBerg, 11. Bill Rose, 12. Mike Kertscher, 13. Jim Moughan, 14. Ryan Anderson, 15. Jeff Johnson, 16. Jonathan Allard, 17. Danny Smith, 18. Jeff Mitrisin, 19. Justin Henderson, 20. Bob Bennett (First four qualified for the "A" Feature)
Haulmark "A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Danny Lasoski, 3. Shane Stewart, 4. Chad Kemenah, 5. Jason Johnson, 6. Erin Crocker, 7. Ryan Coniam, 8. Jeremy Campbell, 9. Sammy Swindell, 10. Kasey Kahne, 11. Jan Howard, 12. Tony Vanderploeg, 13. Zach Chappell, 14. Dean Jacobs, 15. Travis Rialt, 16. Skip Jackson, 17. Ricky Logan, 18. Kenny Jacobs, 19. Kim Mock, 20. Adam Clarke, 21. Clint Garner, 22. Brian Brown, 23. Fred Rhamer, 24. Don Droud, Jr.
Lap Leaders: Lasoski 1-11, Dewease 12-25