ALLSTAR: Volusia Speedway Park race report 2002-02-09

BARBERVILLE, FL -- It was the second night of racing at Volusia Speedway Park Saturday with the All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars. For the second straight night the pits where packed with 44 sprint cars. After Lance Dewease won the first...

BARBERVILLE, FL -- It was the second night of racing at Volusia Speedway Park Saturday with the All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars. For the second straight night the pits where packed with 44 sprint cars. After Lance Dewease won the first two nights of Florida action a new winner emerged tonight, Danny Lasoski, who turned in a dominating performance.

The front row of the 25 lap A-Main saw Paul McMahan on the pole and Lasoski on the outside front row. When the green flag was dropped, McMahan got the hole shot. A complete lap was not in before the yellow came out for the No. 7 of Craig Dollansky. When the race resumed, McMahan was able to get back out in front with Lasoski, Chad Kemenah, Kasey Kahne and Dewease following. On lap two, the battle for the lead started to heat up between McMahan and Lasoski. Slide job after slide job would occur between the two with Lasoski coming out on top on lap four. On lap 10, the yellow came out for the number 12 of Greg Hodnett who spun in the second turn. Also involved was Danny Smith but he did a complete 360 and kept going. On lap 12, Chad Kemenah and McMahan where dicing it out for the second position while the 20 of Lasoski pulled away.

The best race of the night was between Kemenah and McMahan as they waged a war for the second spot. In the middle laps of the race, the two exchanged positions or ran side by side for several laps before Kemenah took second away on lap 14. McMahan got the spot back again, however, on lap 17 and was able to keep Kemenah at bay for the remainder of the race.

On lap 18, the No. 24 of Terry McCarl stopped on the top of turn two to bring out the yellow flag. When the race restarted Dean Jacobs hit the restart cone on the front stretch to bring out the yellow. He was sent to the tail. Nobody could touch Lasoski as he took the Tony Stewart owned #20 to victory lane. Second was McMahan, third was Kemenah, fourth was Kasey Kahne, fifth was Travis Rilat, sixth was Joey Saldana, seventh was Stevie Smith, eighth was Dewease, ninth went to Danny Smith, and rounding out the top ten was Jason Johnson.

The Crown Battery heat fell to Lasoski, the B&B Products heat went to Kenny Jacobs, the Engler Machine and Tool heat was won by Fred Rahmer and the TP Wings heat fell to Joey Saldana, Kemenah won the B Main.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Tony Stewart , Danny Lasoski , Kasey Kahne , Craig Dollansky , Kenny Jacobs , Dean Jacobs , Joey Saldana , Paul McMahan , Travis Rilat , Chad Kemenah , Jason Johnson