Elma results 2008-09-01

Kraig Kinser Grabs Win at Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, WA-- September 1, 2008-- Kraig Kinser has had his fair share of ups and downs this season as he returned to full-time competition with the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint ...

Kraig Kinser Grabs Win at Grays Harbor Raceway

Elma, WA-- September 1, 2008-- Kraig Kinser has had his fair share of ups and downs this season as he returned to full-time competition with the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. Each time his Tony Stewart Racing team looked to have things turned around, bad luck would strike them again. That all changed on Monday night at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington, as the third generation driver picked up his first A-Feature win of the season in the 30-lap event.

Kinser took the lead from Washington native Jayme Barnes on the 24th lap in traffic and used a strong restart with two laps to go to pull away and claim the $10,000 victory, which was the eighth of his Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series career.

"This is awesome," said Kinser. "I am tickled to death. I have to thank Tony (Stewart) for giving me the opportunity in this deal. I'm happy to get the 20 car rolling again. Hopefully we can keep this momentum going through the end of the year."

The 2004 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year began the night by turning in the fourth quickest lap in time trials. He lined up fourth n the fourth heat-race and powered his way to a runner-up finish to earn a spot in the Cane Cams Dash where he ran second to earn a front row starting spot in the 30-lap A-Feature aboard the Bass Pro Shops Chevy-powered Maxim.

"My hat is off to my team," he said with a smile. "We had a good run in qualifying and a good heat race. We were just that one spot off all of the time, and thankfully we got our chance in the feature."

The race began with Barnes who started on the pole, dashing to the lead with Kinser chasing him down. Also at the drop of the green, Chad Kemenah battled Steve Kinser for the fourth spot, while Jason Meyers picked up a couple of spots using the high side of the track to move from sixth to fourth.

By the fourth lap, Barnes had opened a large lead, though one lap later he was in lapped traffic, which allowed Kinser to close back in on him. In heavy traffic on the seventh lap, Kinser was right on Barnes looking for a way around him. The next lap, Kinser was held up in traffic which again allowed Barnes to pull away.

Just prior to the halfway point of the 30-lap contest Barnes was again help up in traffic, giving Kinser a shot to close in on him. At the same time, Steve Kinser also closed in on the lead duo. With nine laps to go, Barnes did a wheelstand coming off the fourth turn, again giving Kraig Kinser a chance to close in.

"I knew that whoever got through traffic better would have the lead," explained Kraig Kinser, who is a native of Bloomington, Indiana "You really couldn't get underneath them. Jayme (Barnes) kept pushing the lapped cars pretty hard and he slipped up just a little and that gave me a chance to get under him. I was just kind of sitting there waiting. At the beginning of the race he slipped up a couple of times, but he was so far out there, that there was no way I was going to get him. I finally got close enough to him that I was able to take advantage of the little mistake he made."

Kinser made the pass for the lead and ultimately the win on the 24th lap, as Barnes drifted a little high in turns three and four as he was negotiating lapped traffic. Kinser swept under him and charged down the front straightaway.

"I knew with how the track was that it would take someone with an awesome handling car to get around me on the outside," he shared. "I just trying to get myself as close as I could to Jayme (Barnes) and not get out of shape. I stuck on the bottom and was very patient."

The only caution of the race came just as the white flag was flown. By way of World of Outlaws rules, two consecutive green flag laps must be run, thus extending the 30-lap event to 31 laps. A strong restart helped Kinser pull away from Barnes during the final two laps.

"I knew that unless someone had an awesome jump on me that I had plenty of open track to work with," said Kinser. "With the way the track was, I knew that in clean air I would be tough to get by. I felt really good the last few laps after the restart."

Barnes who wound up second in the Here to Wire Eagle won the third heat race to score his first heat race win with the series. He followed that up by taking the checkered flag in the Crane Cams Dash to earn his first career pole position with the series. He led the first 24 laps of the A-Feature en route to his best career finish with the World of Outlaws.

"I'm happy, but disappointed at the same time," said Barnes. "How often is a local guy that close to winning one of these, especially on the West Coast. I'm happy though. Usually I am the lapped car in the way and usually I move for them. This time I didn't get a break and I made a mistake and it cost us. It's my own mistake and we'll take second, we are happy with that a lot."

A number of times over the course of the 30-lap event, Barnes was held up in lapped traffic. He was able to clear the slower machines all but one time and that time was the opening that Kinser needed to take the lead.

"I was half throttle behind a few of those cars and got underneath one a couple of times and they really didn't give me any room," he explained. "A couple guys did give me some room when they saw me, but that last one didn't. I missed the bottom following him and that's all it took."

Barnes entered the event on Monday night with three wins at Grays Harbor Raceway in 2008 and five overall victories including the famed Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway.

"We've had a really good season, and have won some really big races at home here," he said with a smile. "We've been running well and we have no budget. We have a tiny budget out of my back pocket and a 10-year old motor. We're just trying to get by. We are down 100 horsepower to these guys."

Steve Kinser wound up third in the Q Oil Maxim, as he tried to track down his son and Barnes on Monday night. It was the 24th Top-Five finish of the season for the Indiana native.

"Kraig ran a good race tonight and had a fast car," said the 20-time series champion. "I am very happy for him. They have been gaining quite a bit lately. This win will definitely help them as we continue down the road."

Danny Lasoski, the 2001 World of Outlaws champion finished fourth aboard the Doyle's Harley-Davidson Eagle. Chad Kemenah was fifth in the Kantor Oil Company Maxim. Jason Meyers finished sixth in the GLR Investments KPC, which snapped his streak of 20 consecutive Top-Five finishes, though he was able to gain 22 points on two-time defending series champion Donny Schatz in the standings and now trails him by 60 markers. Schatz wound up 15th on Monday night to snap his streak of 47 consecutive Top-10 finishes. Terry McCarl was seventh in the Big Game Treestands Maxim, with Craig Dollansky in eighth aboard the Snap-on Tools Maxim. Jason Sides was ninth in the Wetherington Tractor Service Maxim, with Roger Crockett rounding out the Top-10 in the Omlid & Swinney Fire Protection KPC.

The Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action on Tuesday, September 2 at Cottage Grove Speedway in Oregon.

GRAYS HARBOR RACEWAY NOTEBOOK

* FAST QUALIFIER: Craig Dollansky paced the 46 cars that took time with an AMB i.t. timed lap around the high-banked 3/8-mile oval at 13.186 seconds at 102.381 mph. For his qualifying effort, Dollansky earned five bonus points. The next four fastest qualifiers also earned bonus points, including: Jason Meyers (4), Danny Lasoski (3), Kraig Kinser (2), and Paul McMahan (1).

* QUALIFYING WINNERS: Jason Sides, Steve Kinser, Jayme Barnes and Terry McCarl won heat races...Jayme Barnes won the Crane Cams Dash... Travis Rutz won the B-Main...Henry VanDam won the C-Main.

* UP NEXT: A stop at Cottage Grove Speedway in Oregon on Tuesday, September 2.

Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Grays Harbor Raceway; Elma, WA; September 1, 2008

Qualifying
1) 2-Craig Dollansky 13.186
2) 14-Jason Meyers 13.331
3) 1-Danny Lasoski 13.347
4) 20-Kraig Kinser 13.384
5) 6-Paul McMahan 13.409
6) 7N-Roger Crockett 13.417
7) 5W-Lucas Wolfe 13.471
8) 21-Daryn Pittman 13.646
9) 8K-Chad Kemenah 13.681
10) 55-Kerry Madsen 13.704
11) 70-Colton Heath 13.736
12) 24-Terry McCarl 13.742
13) 7S-Jason Sides 13.746
14) 11-Steve Kinser 13.759
15) 9B-Jayme Barnes 13.761
16) 66-Barry Martinez 13.794
17) 15-Donny Schatz 13.861
18) 9-Joey Saldana 13.930
19) 26-Travis Rutz 14.013
20) 4E-Nicholas Engberg 14.029
21) 39C-Jason Solwold 14.053
22) 88-Jesse Whitney 14.066
23) R19-Jac Haudenschild 14.078
24) 7-Robbie Farr 14.136
25) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 14.156
26) 7A-J J Hickle 14.160
27) 5C-Chad Hillier 14.190
28) 12-Jared Ridge 14.193
29) 5D-Josh Dewitt 14.200
30) 8S-Destiny Hays 14.209
31) OJ-Jay Cole 14.332
32) 24T-Tyler Walker 14.344
33) 18-Tony Bruce Jr. 14.366
34) 4-Brock Lemley 14.446
35) 33V-Henry VanDam 14.455
36) 15D-Dan Dunlap 14.463
37) O-Jonathan Allard 14.491
38) 76-Shawn Rice 14.518
39) 7X-Wade Fleming 14.540
40) 9A-Steve Dyer 14.704
41) 98M-Mitch Olson 14.748
42) 4X-Toni Lutar 14.772
43) 83E-Josh Edson 14.836
44) 42-Brian McCaughan 14.957
45) 25C-Chad Groves 15.156
46) 4S-Dan Simpson 19.811
47) 83-Shane Stewart -.---

Heat 1 (10 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 7S-Jason Sides
2) 8K-Chad Kemenah
3) 2-Craig Dollansky
4) 15-Donny Schatz
5) 6-Paul McMahan
6) 39C-Jason Solwold
7) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.
8) 18-Tony Bruce Jr.
9) O-Jonathan Allard
10) 5D-Josh Dewitt
11) 98M-Mitch Olson
12) 25C-Chad Groves

Heat 2 (10 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 11-Steve Kinser
2) 14-Jason Meyers
3) 9-Joey Saldana
4) 55-Kerry Madsen
5) 7N-Roger Crockett
6) 7A-J J Hickle
7) 88-Jesse Whitney
8) 4-Brock Lemley
9) 4X-Toni Lutar
10) 8S-Destiny Hays
11) 76-Shawn Rice
12) 4S-Dan Simpson

Heat 3 (10 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 9B-Jayme Barnes
2) 70-Colton Heath
3) 1-Danny Lasoski
4) 5W-Lucas Wolfe
5) 5C-Chad Hillier
6) 26-Travis Rutz
7) 83-Shane Stewart
8) R19-Jac Haudenschild
9) 33V-Henry VanDam
10) OJ-Jay Cole
11) 83E-Josh Edson
12) 7X-Wade Fleming

Heat 4 (10 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 24-Terry McCarl
2) 20-Kraig Kinser
3) 21-Daryn Pittman
4) 12-Jared Ridge
5) 66-Barry Martinez
6) 4E-Nicholas Engberg
7) 24T-Tyler Walker
8) 9A-Steve Dyer
9) 15D-Dan Dunlap
10) 42-Brian McCaughan
11) 7-Robbie Farr

Crane Cams Dash (8 laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature)
1) 9B-Jayme Barnes
2) 20-Kraig Kinser
3) 11-Steve Kinser
4) 8K-Chad Kemenah
5) 70-Colton Heath
6) 24-Terry McCarl
7) 1-Danny Lasoski
8) 14-Jason Meyers
9) 7S-Jason Sides
10) 2-Craig Dollansky

C-main (8 laps, top 2 finishers transferred to B-main)
1) 33V-Henry VanDam
2) O-Jonathan Allard
3) 76-Shawn Rice [$125]
4) 98M-Mitch Olson [$125]
5) 15D-Dan Dunlap [$125]
6) 7X-Wade Fleming [$100]
7) 25C-Chad Groves [$100]
8) 4X-Toni Lutar [$100]
9) 83-Shane Stewart [$100]
10) 4S-Dan Simpson [$100]
11) 83E-Josh Edson [$100]
12) 42-Brian McCaughan [$100]
13) 9A-Steve Dyer [$100]

B-main (12 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 26-Travis Rutz
2) 39C-Jason Solwold
3) R19-Jac Haudenschild
4) 88-Jesse Whitney
5) 7A-J J Hickle [$200]
6) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [$180]
7) 4E-Nicholas Engberg [$175]
8) 24T-Tyler Walker [$160]
9) 8S-Destiny Hays [$150]
10) O-Jonathan Allard [$150]
11) OJ-Jay Cole [$150]
12) 33V-Henry VanDam [$150]
13) 5D-Josh Dewitt [$150]
14) 4-Brock Lemley [$150]
15) 18-Tony Bruce Jr. [$150]
16) 7-Robbie Farr [$150]

A-main (30 laps) - Starting Position [#]
1) 20-Kraig Kinser[2] [$10,000]
2) 9B-Jayme Barnes[1] [$5,500]
3) 11-Steve Kinser[3] [$3,200]
4) 1-Danny Lasoski[7] [$2,800]
5) 8K-Chad Kemenah[4] [$2,500]
6) 14-Jason Meyers[8] [$2,300]
7) 24-Terry McCarl[6] [$2,200]
8) 2-Craig Dollansky[10] [$2,100]
9) 7S-Jason Sides[9] [$2,050]
10) 7N-Roger Crockett[12] [$2,000]
11) 5W-Lucas Wolfe[13] [$1,500]
12) 6-Paul McMahan[11] [$1,200]
13) 55-Kerry Madsen[15] [$1,100]
14) 70-Colton Heath[5] [$1,050]
15) 15-Donny Schatz[17] [$1,000]
16) 9-Joey Saldana[18] [$900]
17) 21-Daryn Pittman[14] [$800]
18) 39C-Jason Solwold[20] [$800]
19) R19-Jac Haudenschild[22] [$800]
20) 12-Jared Ridge[24] [$800]
21) 66-Barry Martinez[16] [$800]
22) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[26] [$0]
23) 5C-Chad Hillier[23] [$800]
24) 26-Travis Rutz[19] [$800]
25) 88-Jesse Whitney[21] [$800]
26) 83-Shane Stewart[25] [$0]

Note: Shane Stewart and Sam Hafertepe Jr. used World of Outlaws provisionals to start the A-Feature.

Lap Leaders: Jayme Barnes 1-23, Kraig Kinser 24-31

Chicken Hawk Hot Lap Award: Jayme Barnes
Penske Power Position Award: Steve Kinser
SuperClean Start of the Night Award: Jason Meyers
KSE Hard Charger Award: Danny Lasoski

-credit: woo

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tony Stewart , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Craig Dollansky , Tyler Walker , Daryn Pittman , Jason Meyers , Jason Sides , Joey Saldana , Jonathan Allard , Kerry Madsen , Kraig Kinser , Paul McMahan , Shane Stewart , Toni Lutar , Lucas Wolf , Jac Haudenschild , Chad Kemenah , Roger Crockett , Mitch Olson , Sam Hafertepe Jr. , Tony Bruce Jr.