ALLSTAR: SPRINT: K-C Raceway OH Speedweek 98-07-01

All Star Sprint Ohio Speedweek Results K-C Raceway, Alma, OH Wed. 7/01/98 ALMA, OH - It was all Joey Saldana in the All Star sprint 30-lap Ohio Speedweek feature Wednesday night at K-C Raceway. "I knew you couldn’t run 30 laps at...

All Star Sprint Ohio Speedweek Results K-C Raceway, Alma, OH Wed. 7/01/98

ALMA, OH - It was all Joey Saldana in the All Star sprint 30-lap Ohio Speedweek feature Wednesday night at K-C Raceway.

"I knew you couldn’t run 30 laps at the top of this track and last, so I had been running the bottom as much as I could," Saldana said of his strategy, standing beside the Steve Mox, Gaerte-Chevrolet powered Goodyear Stealth in victory lane. "Steve Mox is a heck of a car owner. It’s a shame I’ve only won six races so far. Kathy, Daryl and Stephen and everyone did a great job." His win, in wire-to-wire fashion, cemented his series point lead, and came over Keith Kauffman and Kenny Jacobs.

With four cars inverted for the start, round three of the 16th annual Ohio Speedweek saw Saldana on the ButlerBuilt Hot Seat pole with Dean Jacobs alongside in Denny Ashworth’s patriotic Schnee, with Kauffman’s Warren Johnson Racing Doemelt next and the Hughes Wheel & Axle machine of K. Jacobs gridded fourth. Saldana grabbed an immediate lead over Kauffman, with K. Jacobs third and D. Jacobs fourth. The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap six, with Saldana still leading the way.

Butch Schroeder brought action to a halt with a dozen laps in the books with a flat tire, with the order Saldana, Kauffman and K. Jacobs. Frankie Kerr, who started sixth in Stan Shoff’s Eagle chassis, was now fourth, having just passed D. Jacobs. After action resumed, Saldana built a half-straightaway lead at the midway point of the fast paced contest. Mark Keegan now moved into the fray, passing D. Jacobs for fifth on lap 16 as Saldana extended his lead.

Lapped traffic was a major factor the rest of the distance, and as the leaders fought their way past slower machines, no one could catch Saldana, who easily pocketed the $4,000 paycheck over Kauffman, K. Jacobs, Kerr, Keegan’s Schnee and D. Jacobs. Seventh was Charlie Fisher in his 1998 model self-built machine, up from ninth starting spot, with Rodney Duncan in the Harrison Trucking mount eighth after starting tenth. Brooke Tatnell was ninth with seventh starter Kevin Huntley logging tenth in the record books in the Daugherty Racing Doemelt.

"The lapped cars ran as hard as I did," Kauffman recalled of his second place finish. "I thought they were trying to race with me."

Kenny Jacobs also reflected on lapped traffic after his third place showing. "Joey got a good start and lapped cars must have gone his way."

The United Expressline heat fell to Jimmy Stinson, the Southwest Expressline heat to Randy Kinser, the Southwest Glass heat was won by Dean Jacobs and the United Specialties heat went to Saldana. Kerr won the Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash, Ken Burden the KSE Racing Products C Main and Keegan was the United Expressline B Main winner.

Crash victims on the night were Jim Nier in time trials, Scott Jones flipping in the C Main and Scott Miller spinning in the B Main and collecting teenager Johnathan Stevens, who then flipped. Everyone was okay in all these incidents and Nier returned to run the A Main and finish 16th.

Time Trials: 1. Kenny Jacobs, Hughes 94, 11.329; 2. Keith Kauffman, Johnson U2, 11.672; 3. Dean Jacobs, Ashworth 92, 11.677; 4. Joey Saldana, Mox 17, 11.701; 5. Butch Schroeder, Gottschalk 17, 11.703; 6. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23s, 11.706; 7. Kevin Huntley, Daugherty 7, 11.826; 8. Mark Keegan, Keegan X, 12.007; 9. Charlie Fisher, Fisher 48, 12.030; 10. Scott Miller, Miller 5m, 12.033; 11. Rodney Duncan, Harrison 22, 12.086; 12. Brooke Tatnell, RE 7k, 12.090; 13. Sarah Fisher, Fisher 9, 12.110; 14. Randy Kinser, Kinser 14, 12.110; 15. Kevin Gobrecht, KG 92, 12.132; 16. Landen Stover, Melick 2m, 12.191; 17. Chad Kemenah, Harble 15, 12.308; 18. Rob Chaney, Chaney 42, 12.318; 19. Johnathan Stevens, Stevens 42, 12.320; 20. Tim Allison, Lotz 11x, 12.383; 21. Jimmy Stinson, Brown 99, 12.453; 22. Bobby Allen, Pell 1a, 12.460; 23. Judi Bates, Mourar 121, 12.466; 24. Greg Wilson, Davis 99, 12.507; 25. Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4k, 12.522; 26. Cub Burden, Burden 6c, 12.557; 27. Rocky Hodges, Holbrook 8h, 12.597; 28. Todd Kane, Kane 78, 12.598; 29. Paul Weaver, Sabo 8s, 12.672; 30. Bob Teeple, Teeple 8t, 12.735; 31. Ed Neumeister, Neumeister 11n, 12.751; 32. John Wisbon, Wisbon 5w, 12.775; 33. James Fisher, Fisher 48j, 12.778; 34. Scott Jones, Jones 8j, 12.900; 35. Brett Mann, Mann 19, 12.946; 36. Brian Paulus, P&P 28, 13.026; 37. Tim Kern, Hay 28k, 13.068; 38. John Ivy, Bogner 5i, 13.107; 39. Hud Horton, Horton 80, 13.138; 40. Rusty McClure, Mossbarger 95, 13.341; 41. Craig McGuire, McGuire 4m, 13.410; 42. Randy Fink, Fink 41, 13.480; 43. Dewey Cassell, Cassell 5, 13.561; 44. Brian Smith, Smith 2+, 13.592; 45. Lonnie Darst, Darst L5, 13.719; 46. Jim Nier, Nier 00, NT; 47. Eddie Slone, Slone 4x, NT.

United Expressline Heat (8 laps): 1. Stinson 2. Kemenah 3. K. Jacobs 4. K. Kinser 5. Schroeder 6. S. Fisher 7. C. Fisher 8. Weaver 9. Kern 10. J. Fisher 11. McGuire.

Southwest Expressline Heat (8 laps): 1. R. Kinser 2. Kauffman 3. Kerr 4. Allen 5. Nier 6. Miller 7. Chaney 8.Ivy 9. Burden 10. Teeple 11. Fink 12. Jones.

Southwest Glass Heat (8 laps): 1. D. Jacobs 2. Duncan 3. Gobrecht 4. Huntley 5. Hodges 6. Neumeister 7. Mann 8. Bates 9. Slone 10. Stevens 11. Horton. 12 Cassell - DNS.

United Specialties Heat (8 laps): 1. Saldana 2. Wilson 3. Kane 4. Allison 5. Tatnell 6. Keegan 7. Wisbon 8. McClure 9. Stover 10. Paulus 11. Smith.

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

KSE Racing C Main (10 laps): 1. Burden 2. Teeple 3. Kern 4. McGuire 5. J. Fisher 6. Smith 7. Slone 8. Fink 9. Darst 10. Jones 11. Paulus - DNS 12. Horton - DNS.

United Expressline B Main (12 laps): 1. Keegan 2. S. Fisher 3. C. Fisher 4. Chaney 5. J. Fisher 6. Wisbon 7. Mann 8. Stover 9. Neumeister 10. Smith 11. Ivy 12. McGuire 13. Burden 14. McClure 15. Bates 16. Weaver 17. Teeple 18. Kern 19. Miller 20. Stevens.

A Main (30 laps): 1. Saldana 2. Kauffman 3. K. Jacobs 4. Kerr 5. Keegan 6. D. Jacobs 7. C. Fisher 8. Duncan 9. Tatnell 10. Huntley 11. R. Kinser 12. S. Fisher 13. Kemenah 14. Kane 15. Hodges 16. Nier 17. Chaney 18. Wilson 19. Allen 20. Stinson 21. Allison 22. Gobrecht 23. Schroeder 24. K. Kinser.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Warren Johnson , Sarah Fisher , Kenny Jacobs , Brian Smith , Brian Paulus , Brooke Tatnell , Dean Jacobs , Joey Saldana , Chad Kemenah