All Star Sprint Results -- Volusia Speedway Park - Sun. 2/10/02 BARBERVILLE, FL -- 2/10/02 -- A new face emerged in victory lane Sunday night at Volusia Speedway Park in All Star sprint action. Suprisingly, NASCAR Busch series driver and USAC ...
All Star Sprint Results -- Volusia Speedway Park - Sun. 2/10/02
BARBERVILLE, FL -- 2/10/02 -- A new face emerged in victory lane Sunday night at Volusia Speedway Park in All Star sprint action. Suprisingly, NASCAR Busch series driver and USAC veteran Kasey Kane was the man leading at the end of the 15 mile run in the Phil Durst No. 51. Kenny Jacobs led most of the way, but Kahne was able to get by and record the win.
The show was lined up without benefit of time trials. The top six in points in the following order, Danny Lasoski, Lance Dewease, Joey Saldana, Chad Kemenah, Travis Rilat, and Kenny Jacobs began the evening locked into the A main. However, they were inverted for the starting grid putting Jacobs on the pole for the start of the 30-lap feature.
Kahne came all the way to Florida from Ecumlaw, Washington and a seventh place start to collect the $7,000 All Star Circuit of Champions win. He didn't break into the top four until lap 24 and led only the last four laps.
On a slick track that had tires smoking most of the race, Jacobs claimed the lead for the first 26 laps. Even though there were only three cautions for minor incidents traffic wasn't a factor for most of the race. After Kahne reeled in Jacobs and got around him, Jacobs held on for second in his Jacobs Motorsports No. 6, with Stevie Smith third in his own No. 19. Dewease in the Al Hamilton 77 was next, followed by Kemenah in Jimmy Harble's No. 15k, Jason Johnson in Lanny Row's No. 41, Craig Dollansky, Fred Rahmer, Saturday night's winner Danny Lasoski and Tim Shaffer.
Perhaps the best run of the evening came from Smith who started dead last and worked his way into the fourth position by lap 27 and finished the race in third place.
Mike Erdley hit the outside wall in the front stretch on the first lap of his qualifying heat, losing his right rear wheel. Smith and Tyler Walker exchanged the third place spot each of the first three laps until Walker was able to put a little distance between the two cars, claiming the final transfer spot into the A main.
As the Haulmark Dash field took the green flag, Lasoski got sideways going into turn two. Rilat tried to avoid him but got sideways, collecting Kenny Jacobs. Lasoski took his car to the pits and didn't return to finish the dash.
The Crown Battery heat fell to Kahne, the B&B Products heat went to Jason Johnson, the Engler Machine and Tool heat was won by Craig Dollansky and the TP Wings heat fell to Tim Shaffer. The B Main was won by Danny Smith and Kemenah captured the Haulmark Dash.