Kenny Jacobs Scores First Gumout Victory By Kendra Jacobs SUPERIOR, WI (Sept. 29)-Kenny "the Mouse" Jacobs was the first to find the high groove Friday night at Superior Speedway. Gaining momentum off of turns two and four, Jacobs worked his...
Kenny Jacobs Scores First Gumout Victory
By Kendra Jacobs
SUPERIOR, WI (Sept. 29)-Kenny "the Mouse" Jacobs was the first to find the high groove Friday night at Superior Speedway. Gaining momentum off of turns two and four, Jacobs worked his way around race leader, Danny Smith, en route to winning his first Gumout Racing Series victory.
"This Kriner engine, Maxim chassis worked out really well for us tonight," Jacobs said in Victory Lane. "We were struggling earlier in the night, but Aaron [Hammer] and Steve [Shane] worked really hard to get the car perfect for me. It just turned out to be our night during the feature."
Craig Dollansky, who has won the last two IRA events at Superior Speedway, won the pole position after winning both the first Manufacturer's Heat Race and the Weld Racing Dash. Brad Furr won the Weld Race Components Dash, earning him the outside front row position.
On the initial start, the #1F of Blake Feese slowly rolled over high in turn one. Feese was taken to the work area, but was unable to restart the event. Dollansky and Furr again made up the front row on the restart, but before the two could battle for the lead, Jason Statler in the DFRios #00 and Brian Carlson in the SC Motorsports owned sprinter tangled low between turns one and two. Both cars were able to restart on the tail of the field.
As the field started side by side for the third time of the night, Furr slid sideways coming out of turn two, collecting Shane Stewart, Jimmy Carter, and Randy Kinser. Pole sitter, Dollansky also got caught in the middle, losing his nose wing but able to remain in motion. Stewart and Carter moved into the work area, as Kinser called it a night. Neither Stewart nor Carter were able to restart.
As the green fell once again, Furr, who never stopped in the previous accident, took the lead. A damaged Karavan Motorsports #7 slowed dramatically on the backstretch. As Dollansky entered turned three, Travis Whitney ran over the right rear tire of the Karavan/Polydome #7 launching his sprinter over the turn three catch fence. Whitney was not injured in the accident, but was not able to restart. Dollansky entered the work area to change a flat right rear tire and replace a nose wing.
With Dollansky on the tail, the new pole sitter was Danville, Indiana's Danny Smith. Smith took the lead from Furr on the restart as Furr filed in behind to hold on to second. After completing a lap, Jeff Shepard got upside down in turn one. Shepard was able to restart at the tail of the field, along with Jimmy Carter and Shane Stewart who also restarted on the tail.
Restarting, with one lap complete, Danny Smith held onto the lead. Furr filed into second position, with Paul McMahan, Jacobs, and Jason Meyers rounding out the top five. On lap four, Jacobs found the high side of the track allowing him move by McMahan for the third position. The following lap, Jacobs made the same move to take second away from Furr. Lap seven saw Jacobs reel in race leader Smith to take the lead coming out of turn four. Smith continued to battle with Jacobs for the following two laps, but could not retake the lead.
Furr dove low in turn two on lap 11 to take second from Smith. At the same time, McMahan hugged the turn to pass both Smith and Furr. Jacobs now led McMahan by ½ straightaway. Lap 15 brought out another caution, as third running Furr lost power in turn two. Furr was able to restart on the tail of the field.
Jacobs remained in the lead on the restart with McMahan directly behind. Two laps later, McMahan also moved to the high side of the speedway in hopes of reeling in the leader. The duo entered lapped traffic on lap 20. McMahan dove low to get by the lapped car of Carter, then decided to stay on the bottom as he began to catch Jacobs. McMahan had cut Jacobs lead in half when the yellow once again dropped on lap 24. The #91 of John Sernett lost a left rear tire on the frontstretch.
The restart saw Jacobs drive away from McMahan, with Smith, Jerrod Hull, and Meyers following. Meyers took fourth position away from Hull on lap 25, but Hull retaliated to regain the position. Jacobs again entered lapped traffic on lap 29 when the red came out for Furr and Jon Trudeau who collided on the frontstretch.
With no lapped cars separating Jacobs and McMahan, the restart saw a two-lap dash for the win. Jacobs held his line on the top as McMahan once again chose the bottom. Jacobs pulled out into the lead and held on to take the $5,000 prize. McMahan came home second, followed by Smith, Hull, and Meyers. Craig Dollansky scored the Huggins Fast Time Award with a time of 13.563. Dollansky also earned the Frankland Hard Luck Award for his collision with Furr which cost him to lose his pole starting position. KSE Hard Charger of the night was Bob Bennett who passed 14 cars on his way to an eighth place finish.
Scotty Neitzel, final transfer car from the "B" Feature, was unable to start the "A" Feature. This allowed Steve Meyer to start the 30-lap main event as the first alternate.
The Gumout Racing Series has only four events remaining in its inaugural season. The series next competes at The Raceway at Powercom Park in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on Saturday, Sept. 30.
<pre> 2000 Gumout Racing Series Superior Speedway, Superior, WI Friday, September 29, Feature Program #32
Huggins Qualifications: 1. Craig Dollansky, Karavan Mtspts. 7, 13.563; 2. Jeff Shepard, Double L Racing 4J, 13.595; 3. Jerrod Hull, Webb 51, 13.659; 4. Shane Stewart, Holbrook Mtspts. 9H, 13.688; 5. Kenny Jacobs, Jacobs/Honecker Mtspts. 6, 13.759; 6. Paul McMahan, Warren Johnson U2, 13.762; 7. Danny Smith, Smith 4, 13.907; 8. Brad Furr, Furr Racing 2F, 13.940; 9. Jason Meyers, Carter Racing 14M, 13.977; 10. Randy Kinser, Kinser Racing 14, 14.012; 11. Jimmy Carter, Rudeen Racing 14C, 14.078; 12. Travis Whitney, Whitney 9, 14.120; 13. Jason Statler, Statler Racing 00, 14.134; 14. Kim Mock, Mock 1M, 14.177; 15. Ronald Laney, Laney Racing 52, 14.199; 16. Blake Feese, Feese 1F, 14.252; 17. John Sernett, Sernett 91, 14.321; 18. Jon Trudeau, Trudeau 23, 14.327; 19. Brian Carlson, SC Mtspts. 18, 14.352; 20. Raymond Hensley, Dorn 1R, 14.352; 21. Bob Bennett, Acme Trailers 3B, 14.371; 22. Scotty Neitzel, Neitzel 2W, 14.645; 23. John Bridgeford, Bridgeford 8, 14.754; 24. Bob Martin, Martin 10T, 14.802; 25. Mike Rich, Rich 519, 14.820; 26. Steve Meyer, Meyer 85M, 14.842; 27. Duane Olson, Winker 16, 15.545; 28. Billy Warren, Robel 3R, 15.686; 29. Leigh Thomas, Thomas 29, 15.853; 30. Gregg Dayney, Dayney 36D, 15.860; 31. Ryan Corbett, Corbett 8C, 16.514; 32. Randy Sippel, Sippel 39, 16.977.
First Manufacturer's Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Craig Dollansky, 2. Kenny Jacobs, 3. Jason Meyers, 4. Jason Statler, 5. Bob Bennett, 6. John Sernett, 7. Mike Rich, 8. Leigh Thomas. (Top five finishers qualified for "A" Feature)
Second Manufacturer's Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Paul McMahan, 2. Randy Kinser, 3. Jeff Shepard, 4. Kim Mock, 5. Jon Trudeau, 6. Scotty Neitzel, 7. Steve Meyer, 8. Gregg Dayney. (Top five finishers qualified for "A" Feature)
Third Manufacturer's Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Danny Smith, 2. Jerrod Hull, 3. Ronald Laney, 4. Jimmy Carter, 5. Brian Carlson, 6. John Bridgeford, 7. Ryan Corbett, 8. Duane Olson. (Top five finishers qualified for "A" Feature)
Fourth Manufacturer's Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Brad Furr, 2. Shane Stewart, 3. Blake Feese, 4. Travis Whitney, 5. Raymond Hensley, 6. Bob Martin, 7. Billy Warren, 8. Randy Sippel. (Top five finishers qualified for "A" Feature)
Weld Racing Dash (five laps): 1. Craig Dollansky, 2. Danny Smith, 3. Kenny Jacobs, 4. Jason Meyers, 5. Jerrod Hull, 6. Jimmy Carter. (Finish determined inside starting rows 1-6 in "A" Feature)
Weld Race Components Dash (five laps): 1. Brad Furr, 2. Shane Stewart, 3. Paul McMahan, 4. Jeff Shepard, 5. Randy Kinser, 6. Travis Whitney. (Finish determined outside starting rows 1-6 in "A" Feature)
Hank's Performance Products "B" Feature (eight laps): 1. John Sernett, 2. Mike Rich, 3. Raymond Hensley, 4. Scotty Neitzel ($200); 5. Steve Meyer, 6. Billy Warren ($150); 7. Leigh Thomas ($120); 8. Ryan Corbett ($100); 9. Duane Olson ($100); 10. John Bridgeford ($100); 11. Gregg Dayney ($80). (Top four qualified for "A" Feature)
Gumout Racing Series "A" Feature (30 laps): 1. Kenny Jacobs ($5,000); 2. Paul McMahan ($3,000); 3. Danny Smith ($2,000); 4. Jerrod Hull ($1,800); 5. Jason Meyers ($1,600); 6. Ronald Laney ($1,400); 7. Craig Dollansky ($1,300); 8. Bob Bennett ($1,200); 9. Jeff Shepard ($1,100); 10. Jason Statler ($1,050); 11. Kim Mock ($1,000); 12. Mike Rich ($820); 13. Jimmy Carter ($700); 14. Raymond Hensley ($620); 15. Bob Martin ($600); 16. Steve Meyer ($520); 17. Brad Furr ($500); 18. Jon Trudeau ($500); 19. Shane Stewart ($500); 20. John Sernett ($520); 21. Brian Carlson ($500); 22. Travis Whitney ($500); 23. Randy Kinser ($500); 24. Blake Feese ($500).
Lap Leaders: Danny Smith 1-6, Kenny Jacobs 7-30. Huggins Fast Qualifier: Craig Dollansky Frankland Hard Luck Award: Craig Dollansky KSE Hard Charger: Bob Bennett
Gumout Racing Series Point Standings: 1. Craig Dollansky, 4866; 2. Jeff Shepard, 4805; 3. Paul McMahan, 4764; 4. Jason Meyers, 4543; 5. Brad Furr, 4448; 6. Ronald Laney, 4265; 7. Shane Stewart, 4224; 8. Randy Kinser, 4022; 9. Bob Bennett, 3470; 10. Brian Carlson, 3279; 11. Jimmy Carter, 2717; 12. Kraig Kinser, 2195; 13. Jason Statler, 1834