All Star Sprint Race Results - Volusia Speedway Park - Sun. 2/13/00 By Wayne Kindness BARBERVILLE, FLA. - Danny Lasoski Sunday night completed a sweep of the All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car features during the ...
All Star Sprint Race Results - Volusia Speedway Park - Sun. 2/13/00 By Wayne Kindness
BARBERVILLE, FLA. - Danny Lasoski Sunday night completed a sweep of the All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car features during the 29th Winternationals at Volusia Speedway Park, winning his fourth consecutive main event in the 30-lap championship run, worth $7,000. Lasoski, from Dover, Mo., has dominated the sprint car racing action at the half-mile dirt oval during Speedweeks, setting a new track qualifying record earlier in the week to go along with his four checkered flags. On this night, however, he had to have a competitor experience bad luck in order to maintain the streak. Craig Dollansky of Elk River, Minn., took the lead from his ButlerBuilt Hot Seat pole starting position and maintained the top spot until he blew a right rear tire with just three laps to go. That put Lasoski's white and orange No. 20L into the number one spot, a position he kept without pressure over the final circuits to the finish. Lasoski's Chevrolet-powered Eagle Chassis, which started from the sixth position, is owned by Tony Stewart (NASCAR Winston Cup driver) and Vernon Massey, but he credited his crew chief with the victory. "Tonight's victory goes to my crew chief Jimmy Carr," Lasoski said. "He made the tire selection." Frankie Kerr of Fremont, Ohio, trailed Lasoski to the finish line ahead of Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, Ohio. Rodney Duncan of Lockbourne, Ohio and Billy Pauch of Frenchtown, N.J. completed the top five. Tire wear was a concern for the drivers in the event. "I probably only could have gone about five or six laps more," Lasoski said. Runnerup Kerr said, "I was worried if my (right rear) tire was gonna make it." Saldana changed engines before the night's events and had his best outing of the four nights. Saldana came from the eighth starting position to finish third. Completing the top 10 were Kasey Kahne of Enumclaw, Wash.; Kenny Jacobs of Holmesville, Ohio, who earned the Team Simpson Racing Lucky Seven award; Kelly Kinser of Bloomington, Ind.; Todd Shaffer of Millerstown, Pa.; and Todd Gracey of Brodbecks, Pa. Only two caution periods slowed the feature - on lap seven when Missouri's Ricky Logan spun and was narrowly avoided by several oncoming cars and on lap 27 when Dollansky lost a tire. Dollansky was able to replace his tire during the caution and finished 14th. Tire problems also bit California driver Paul McMahan, who was up to third place from a 10th-place start when his tire went flat while running under the caution with three laps to go. He also changed the tire, but dropped out before the race's finish. The United Expressline heat went to Kasey Kahne, the Southwest Expressline heat was won by Saldana and the United Specialties heat winner was Jacobs. The United Expressline B Main winner was Ricky Logan.
United Expressline Heat Race Finish: 1. Kasey Kahne, 2. Paul McMahan, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Ricky Logan, 5. Ed Lynch Jr., 6. Jerrod Hull, 7. Terry McCarl, 8. Earnest Jennings. Southwest Expressline Heat Race Finish: 1. Joey Saldana, 2. Todd Shaffer, 3. Lance Dewease, 4. Keith Kauffman, 5. Kelly Kinser, 6. Mark Keegan, 7. Terry Babb, 8. John Bankston. United Specialties Heat Race Finish: 1. Kenny Jacobs, 2. Todd Gracey, 3. P.J. Chesson, 4. Brian Ellenberger, 5. Dick Smith, 6. Ronald Laney, 7. Raymond Hensley, 8. Curt Trainer, 9. Johnny Johnson. United Expressline B Main: 1. Ricky Logan, 2. Mark Keegan, 3. Ed Lynch Jr., 4. Keith Kauffman, 5. Dick Smith, 6. Kelly Kinser, 7. Ronald Laney, 8. Jerrod Hull, 9. Raymond Hensley, 10. Brian Ellenberger, 11. Terry Babb, 12. John Bankston, 13. Curt Trainer, 14. Earnest Jennings, 15. Johnny Johnson, 16. Terry McCarl. A Feature Finish (30 laps): 1. 20L, Danny Lasoski, Dover, Mo.; 2. 23s, Frankie Kerr, Fremont, Ohio; 3. 92, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind.; 4. 22, Rodney Duncan, Lockbourne, Ohio; 5. 55, Billy Pauch, Frenchtown, N.J.; 6. 23K, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash.; 7. 6, Kenny Jacobs, Holmesville, Ohio; 8. 4K, Kelly Kinser, Bloomington, Ind.; 9. 88s, Todd Shaffer, Millerstown, Pa.; 10. 25, Todd Gracey, Brodbecks, Pa.; 11. 88H, Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa.; 12. 22C, James Chesson, Far Hills, N.J.; 13. 76, P.J. Chesson, Far Hills, N.J.; 14. 7D, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, Minn.; 15. 1Z, Greg Hodnett, Arlington, Tenn.; 16. 51, Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, Mo.; 17. 2L, Ed Lynch Jr., Apollo, Pa.; 18. 52, Ronald Laney, Huble, Texas; 19. 20E Brian Ellenberger, Butler, Pa.; 20. 7m, Keith Kauffman, Mifflintown, Pa.; 21. 92K, Mark Keegan, Fremont, Ohio; 22. 4L, Ricky Logan, Jefferson City, Mo.; 23. U2, Paul McMahan, Bristol, Ind.; 24. Raymond Hensley, Antioch, Ill.