Eldora report 98-07-17

Jac Haudenschild Dominates Eldora Clash By Richard Day ROSSBURG, OH (July 17) - Six weeks ago, when Jac Haudenschild suffered a shoulder injury and Jack Elden lost his crew chief, it appeared all was lost for the ...

Jac Haudenschild Dominates Eldora Clash By Richard Day ROSSBURG, OH (July 17) - Six weeks ago, when Jac Haudenschild suffered a shoulder injury and Jack Elden lost his crew chief, it appeared all was lost for the Pennzoil team. The wounds healed quickly when Haudenschild returned the "Banzai" Bruns-prepared #22 Pennzoil Maxim to victory lane on the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series tour, however. "The team has done a great job of sticking together and Jac has done a wonderful job of driving the last month," Elden said Friday after Haudenschild led all 30 laps to win the Second Annual Eldora Clash at Eldora Speedway. TNN: The Nashville Network televised the action live on its Motor Madness program. The victory, Haudenschild's sixth of the year, tied his season-best total set in 1989. "The Pennzoil car was running really good," Jac said. "I have to thank Jack and Carol Elden for giving me such a good race car and the good Lord above for making it all possible. "You have to hand it to the crews on every one of these teams. It's unbelievable to me how many hours they put in. We have three guys on our crew and they all work really hard. "We qualified bad, but we got lucky when a couple of guys couldn't make it so we got to start up front in the dash. We just hope things go as smoothly tomorrow night as they did tonight." Haudenschild, the eighth-fastest qualifier in the 47-car field, received the luxury of starting the Channellock Dash on the pole when faster qualifiers Danny Lasoski and Kenny Jacobs failed to qualify for the "A" Feature through their Racing Champions Heat Races. Jac won the five-lap race for the right to start the main event on the pole. Jac burst into the lead as the green flag fell in the "A" Feature, and opened a seven-car-length advantage within four laps. He entered lapped traffic three laps later. Sammy Swindell, who won the World of Outlaws' first two races at Eldora this season, drove his #1 Channellock Stealth past Stevie Smith, Steve Kinser and Frankie Kerr during the opening lap to take over third place. He battled Andy Hillenburg for 12 laps before taking the low line through the first and second corners to claim the runner-up spot early in lap 13. Haudenschild broke out of lapped traffic midway through the race and opened a 15-car-length advantage. Swindell narrowed the gap to 10 car-lengths within three laps. A collision involving Danny Lasoski and Daryn Pittman caused Lasoski to stop the #83 Beef Packers Eagle on the back stretch during lap 20, setting up a 10-lap dash to the checkered flag. With a lapped car lining up between Haudenschild and Swindell on the ensuing restart, Jac started building a comfortable lead again. He was six car-lengths ahead of Sammy when he caught the backmarkers again with 4 1/2 laps remaining and took the checkered flag with 1.47 seconds to spare. "The race track was perfect tonight," Haudenschild said. "It had three or four grooves, and you could move all over it. Earl (Baltes) couldn't have had the track much better. "My crew told me Sammy was second on the restart, so I knew he would keep up with me. "I know there are a lot of people here from Millersburg and Wooster (Ohio towns where Haudenschild has lived). I hope I put on a good show for them and the national TV audience tonight." Hillenburg finished third, ahead of Kinser, Smith, Mark Kinser, 15th-starting Dale Blaney, Jacobs, Jeff Shepard and Kerr. Swindell received the Vivarin Fast-Time Award for pacing the qualifying session with a 13.100-second, 138.451-m.p.h. lap around the high-banked, 1/2-mile oval. Jeff Swindell was 1.738 seconds off his brother's pace and the 40th-fastest qualifier. He won the "C" Feature and finished seventh in the "B" before taking a provisional and starting a backup car at the rear of the main event. Jeff raced into 12th place in the "A" Feature. In four races, he passed 29 cars in 60 laps. WoO 1998 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Second Annual Eldora Clash Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH Friday, July 17, Feature Program #37 Qualifications: 1. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 13.100; 2. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 13.106; 3. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 13.118; 4. Stevie Smith, Smith 19, 13.227; 5. Danny Lasoski, Roth 83, 13.242; 6. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23S, 13.265; 7. Kenny Jacobs, Hughes 94, 13.267; 8. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 13.287; 9. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 13.313; 10. Craig Dollansky, Gleason 21G, 13.380; 11. Jeff Shepard, Stewart 4J, 13.384; 12. Daryn Pittman, Blevins 21, 13.456; 13. Dale Blaney, Hylton-Blaney 93, 13.504; 14. Butch Schroeder, Gottschalk 17S, 13.521; 15. Sarah Fisher, Fisher 9F, 13.527; 16. Brooke Tatnell, Tatnell 7K, 13.552; 17. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 13.564; 18. Kevin Huntley, Daughtery 7, 13.574; 19. Dean Jacobs, Ashworth 92, 13.603; 20. Brian Paulus, P&P Motorsports 28, 13.633; 21. Joey Saldana, MOX Motorsports 17, 13.653; 22. Johnny Herrera, Sonner 47, 13.658; 23. Greg Hodnett, Helm 11H, 13.658; 24. Joe Gaerte, Holbrook 8H, 13.700; 25. Bob Adamson, Adamson 2A, 13.709; 26. Keith Kauffman, Johnson U2, 13.742; 27. Tyler Walker, Walker 35, 13.789; 28. Steve Suever, Suever 36S, 13.791; 29. Dave Freed, Freed 8F, 13.796; 30. Larry Neighbors, Neighbors 29N, 13.862; 31. Eddie Neumeister, Neumeister 11N, 13.881; 32. Todd Kane, B&S Racing 5, 13.900; 33. Danny Smith, Smith 4, 14.133; 34. Bobby Allen/Pell 1a, 14.275; 35. Donnie Jeschke, Jeschke 99H, 14.465; 36. Chris Simon, Racing Motors 24C, 14.496; 37. Keith Crabtree, Crabtree 51C, 14.545; 38. Charlie Baker, Baker 1C, 14.616; 39. Ken Burden, Burden 6C, 14.662; 40. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 104+, 14.739; 41. Billy Wilburn, Wilburn 0, 14.941; 42. Alan Schmidt, Schmidt 25S, 14.973; 43. Fred Boso, Javalina Construction 7B, 15.031; 44. Kent Wolters, Wolters 12, 15.318; 45. Billy Jarrell, Jarrell 22J, 15.533; 46. Joe Conway, Conway 11C, 16.127; 47. Jim Burgoon, Burgoon 2B, 16.175. First Racing Champions Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Joey Saldana, 2. Donny Schatz, 3. Mark Kinser, 4. Sammy Swindell, 5. Dale Blaney, 6. Danny Lasoski, 7. Bob Adamson, 8. Dave Freed, 9. Billy Wilburn, 10. Billy Jarrell, 11. Danny Smith, 12. Keith Crabtree. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Racing Champions Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Johnny Herrera, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Butch Schroeder, 4. Craig Dollansky, 5. Frankie Kerr, 6. Larry Neighbors, 7. Keith Kauffman, 8. Charlie Baker, 9. Bobby Allen, 10. Alan Schmidt, 11. Joe Conway, 12. Kevin Huntley. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Racing Champions Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Dean Jacobs, 2. Jeff Shepard, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Tyler Walker, 5. Andy Hillenburg, 6. Kenny Jacobs, 7. Sarah Fisher, 8. Eddie Neumeister, 9. Donnie Jeschke, 10. Fred Boso, 11. Ken Burden. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Racing Champions Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Joe Gaerte, 2. Jac Haudenschild, 3. Todd Kane, 4. Brian Paulus, 5. Stevie Smith, 6. Jeff Swindell, 7. Brooke Tatnell, 8. Daryn Pittman, 9. Steve Suever, 10. Kent Wolters. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Channellock Dash (five laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild, 2. Andy Hillenburg, 3. Frankie Kerr, 4. Steve Kinser, 5. Stevie Smith, 6. Sammy Swindell, 7. Mark Kinser, 8. Craig Dollansky. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) C Feature (10 laps): 1. Jeff Swindell, 2. Billy Wilburn, 3. Charlie Baker ($125); 4. Chris Simon ($100); 5. Alan Schmidt ($80); 6. Billy Jarrell ($70); 7. Fred Boso ($60); 8. Joe Conway ($50); 9. Kent Wolters ($40); 10. Donnie Jeschke ($35); 11. Keith Crabtree ($30); 12. Ken Burden ($30); 13. Jim Burgoon ($30). (first two qualified for the "B" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Danny Lasoski, 2. Kenny Jacobs, 3. Kevin Huntley, 4. Daryn Pittman, 5. Larry Neighbors ($200); 6. Keith Kauffman ($180); 7. Jeff Swindell, 8. Danny Smith ($150); 9. Sarah Fisher ($110); 10. Dave Freed ($90); 11. Brooke Tatnell ($80); 12. Eddie Neumeister ($60); 13. Billy Wilburn ($70); 14. Bobby Allen ($50); 15. Steve Suever ($50); 16. Bob Adamson ($50). (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild ($7,000); 2. Sammy Swindell ($4,000); 3. Andy Hillenburg ($3,000); 4. Steve Kinser ($2,500); 5. Stevie Smith ($2,300); 6. Mark Kinser ($2,200); 7. Dale Blaney ($2,100); 8. Kenny Jacobs ($2,020); 9. Jeff Shepard ($1,700); 10. Frankie Kerr ($1,600); 11. Craig Dollansky ($1,200); 12. Jeff Swindell ($1,190); 13. Danny Lasoski ($1,120); 14. Butch Schroeder ($1,050); 15. Tyler Walker ($1,000); 16. Johnny Herrera ($700); 17. Dean Jacobs ($600); 18. Greg Hodnett ($500); 19. Donny Schatz ($500); 20. Joe Gaerte ($500); 21. Daryn Pittman ($520); 22. Kevin Huntley ($520); 23. Todd Kane ($500); 24. Joey Saldana ($500); 25. Brian Paulus ($500). Provisional starter - Jeff Swindell Lap leader: Jac Haudenschild 1-30 Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner: Sammy Swindell WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Sarah Fisher , Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , Kenny Jacobs , Tyler Walker , Larry Neighbors , Brian Paulus , Brooke Tatnell , Daryn Pittman , Dean Jacobs , Joey Saldana , Alan Schmidt , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell