Joplin 66 Preliminary Race Results, Friday, 3/24

Lasoski Wins Joplin Prelim, Ties Haudenschild By Richard Day JOPLIN, MO (March 24) -- Danny Lasoski took another step toward "bringing the first championship of the new millennium back to...

Lasoski Wins Joplin Prelim, Ties Haudenschild By Richard Day JOPLIN, MO (March 24) -- Danny Lasoski took another step toward "bringing the first championship of the new millennium back to Missouri" Friday when the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series opened its inaugural event at Joplin 66 Speedway. Lasoski, from Dover, MO, led all 25 laps in the caution-free race while holding off Daryn Pittman and Steve Kinser to win his first Preliminary Feature of the season. The $5,000 victory pushed "The Dude" into a tie with Jac Haudenschild for first place in the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series point standings. "I have to thank Tim Shaffer for this one," Lasoski said. "I lapped him and he drove right back by me, and that showed me the faster line higher on the race track. We were working pretty good on the bottom, but I got lucky and found the faster line before Steve (Kinser) used it to drive by me. "This Wesmar engine and Eagle chassis allow us to run the bottom and get off the corner pretty good, so we usually set up to run where most guys don't, and that's on the bottom. Anyone can get their car hooked up on the cushion." Lasoski was "hooked up" in the First CHANNELLOCK Dash, winning the 10-lap race from inside the third row for the right to start the Preliminary Feature on the pole. Kinser won the Second NAPA AUTO PARTS Heat Race and the Second CHANNELLOCK Dash, then started the feature on the front row next to "The Dude." Lasoski drove the #83 Beef Packers Eagle into the lead as the green flag fell in the Preliminary Feature. Sammy Swindell took over third place with a high move around Pittman in the second corner. Greg Hodnett, who started inside the fifth row, steered the #V12 Wirtgen Maxim deep into turn four to pass defending Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series champion Mark Kinser for sixth place late in lap three. "The Dude," who was five car-lengths ahead of Steve Kinser when he entered lapped traffic during the seventh lap, increased his advantage to 10 car-lengths in dense traffic during the race's middle stages. "The King of the Outlaws" closed to within five car-lengths by the 14th lap, then steered his #11 Quaker State Maxim into the high groove between the first and second corners to catch Lasoski two laps later. Pittman, who won the First NAPA AUTO PARTS Heat Race, kept pace with the leaders, and took the runner-up spot with an inside move in turn two with almost 4 1/2 laps remaining. Swindell used a similar move in his #1 CHANNELLOCK Stealth to pass Kinser for third place the next time around. Andy Hillenburg took the low line through the third and fourth corners to pass Stevie Smith for fifth place late in the 23rd lap. Mark Kinser steered the #5M Mopar Maxim into the low groove between turns one and two to pass Smith within seconds after the white flag fell, then won a back-straightaway drag race with Hodnett to claim to sixth place. Pittman was five car-lengths behind when Lasoski took the checkered flag. Swindell finished third, ahead of Steve Kinser, Hillenburg, Mark Kinser, Hodnett, Smith, 14th-starting Danny Wood, Lance Blevins. The #22 Elden Racing Maxim suffered a blown engine during its second qualifying lap, causing Haudenschild to qualify a disappointing 21st in the 48-car field. He finished seventh in the First NAPA AUTO PARTS Heat Race, then qualified for the Preliminary Feature by winning the "B" Feature. "The Wild Child" passed five cars to finish 14th in the evening's main event. Johnny Herrera earned his first Vivarin Fast-Time Award of the year by pacing the qualifying session with a 13.979-second lap around the high-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series' amended racing format took effect at Joplin 66 Speedway. By allowing the cars finishing 7-10 in the CHANNELLOCK Dashes and 1-4 in the "B" Feature to retain their qualifying times, it moved Herrera from inside the 10th row to inside the seventh row in the feature lineup. He drove the #20 Networks Eagle into 16th place. The new format moved 27th-quick Kelly Kinser from the 15th starting position to 23rd and the last driver to qualify for the feature - Jeff Shepard - from outside the 12th row to outside the eighth row. Kinser and Shepard finished 22nd and 21st, respectively. Scott Whitworth drove Two Winners Racing's #7TW J&J in place of recuperating Dennis Moore, Jr. He was the 43rd-fastest qualifier, finished 11th in the Third NAPA AUTO PARTS Heat Race and fourth in the "C" Feature.

2000 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Joplin 66 Speedway, Joplin, MO Friday, March 24, Preliminary Program Vivarin qualifications: 1. Johnny Herrera, DOCC Motorsports 20, 13.979 (new one-lap record); 2. Lance Blevins, Blevins Motorsports 21, 13.999; 3. Randy Hannagan, Holbrook 8H, 14.014; 4. Danny Wood, Woodburn 21W, 14.042; 5. Stevie Smith, Smith 19, 14.074; 6. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 14.122; 7. Joey Saldana, Saldana Motorsports 17, 14.159; 8. Paul McMahan, Johnson U2, 14.249; 9. Daryn Pittman, Pittman Motorsports 3, 14.267; 10. Greg Hodnett, Millennium Racing V12, 14.285; 11. Sammy Swindell, Swindell Motorsports 1, 14.285; 12. Dale Blaney, DB Racing 93, 14.289; 13. Danny Lasoski, Roth 83, 14.303; 14. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 14.305; 15. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 14.306; 16. Jeff Shepard, Double L Racing 4J, 14.354; 17. Tim Shaffer, Helm 11H, 14.363; 18. Kenny Jacobs, Jacobs/Honecker 6K, 14.409; 19. Mike Goodman, C&W Racing 3M, 14.409; 20. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 14.412; 21. Jac Haudenschild, Elden Racing 22, 14.446; 22. Craig Dollansky, Karavan Racing 7, 14.467; 23. Terry McCarl, Hallet 55, 14.563; 24. Brooke Tatnell, Parsons 6, 14.584; 25. Donnie Crawford, Hillenburg 1H, 14.622; 26. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23S, 14.638; 27. Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4K, 14.668; 28. Ricky Logan, Fastrax 4, 14.669; 29. Aaron Berryhill, Grandstaff 66, 14.695; 30. Dean Jacobs, Holbrook 18, 14.747; 31. Jerrod Hull, Webb 51, 14.822; 32. Nick Smith, Smith 15S, 14.857; 33. Randy Kinser, Kinser 14, 14.942; 34. Brad Furr, Furr 2F, 15.026; 35. Jeff Mitrisin, Kelderman 5J, 15.030; 36. Larry Pinegar, Pinegar 11L, 15.052; 37. Christie Passmore, GAP Racing 1A, 15.087; 38. Brian Paulus, P&P Motorsports 28, 15.211; 39. Matt Saint, Saint 3MX, 15.230. 40. Zach Chappell, Chappell 50Z, 15.276; 41. Terry Gray, Gray 10, 15.299; 42. Kevin Whitworth, Whitworth 5K, 15.352; 43. Scott Whitworth, Two Winners 7TW, 15.710; 44. Dan Oswalt, Oswalt D1, 15.777; 45. Glenn Passmore, GAP Racing 69, 15.815; 46. Brad Strayer, Strayer 75, 15.883; 47. Scott Young, Young 8, 16.253; 48. Travys Mize, Mize 29M, 26.606. First NAPA AUTO PARTS Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Daryn Pittman, 2. Stevie Smith, 3. Danny Lasoski, 4. Tim Shaffer, 5. Johnny Herrera, 6. Donnie Crawford, 7. Jac Haudenschild, 8. Aaron Berryhill, 9. Glenn Passmore, 10. Christie Passmore, 11. Terry Gray. (first five qualified for the First CHANNELLOCK Dash) Second NAPA AUTO PARTS Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Sammy Swindell, 3. Mark Kinser, 4. Lance Blevins, 5. Craig Dollansky, 6. Frankie Kerr, 7. Brian Paulus, 8. Dean Jacobs, 9. Mike Goodman, 10. Brad Furr, 11. Brad Strayer, 12. Kevin Whitworth. (first five qualified for the Second CHANNELLOCK Dash) Third NAPA AUTO PARTS Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Randy Hannagan, 3. Andy Hillenburg, 4. Kelly Kinser, 5. Joey Saldana, 6. Kenny Jacobs, 7. Jerrod Hull, 8. Terry McCarl, 9. Jeff Mitrisin, 10. Matt Saint, 11. Scott Whitworth, 12. Scott Young. (first five qualified for the First CHANNELLOCK Dash) Fourth NAPA AUTO PARTS Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Dale Blaney, 2. Paul McMahan, 3. Donny Schatz, 4. Danny Wood, 5. Brooke Tatnell, 6. Jeff Shepard, 7. Larry Pinegar, 8. Nick Smith, 9. Ricky Logan, 10. Dan Oswalt, 11. Zach Chappell, 12. Travys Mize. (first five qualified for the Second CHANNELLOCK Dash) C Feature (eight laps): 1. Brian Paulus, 2. Zach Chappell, 3. Matt Saint ($100); 4. Scott Whitworth ($80); 5. Glenn Passmore ($60); 6. Scott Young ($50); 7. Brad Strayer ($40); 8. Dan Oswalt ($30); 9. Travys Mize ($25); 10. Kevin Whitworth ($25). DNS - Randy Kinser. (first two qualified for the "B" Feature) First CHANNELLOCK Dash (10 laps): 1. Danny Lasoski, 2. Daryn Pittman, 3. Andy Hillenburg, 4. Stevie Smith, 5. Greg Hodnett, 6. Randy Hannagan, 7. Joey Saldana, 8. Kelly Kinser, 9. Tim Shaffer, 10. Johnny Herrera. (first six lined up in first six inside rows in the Preliminary Feature) Second CHANNELLOCK Dash (10 laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Sammy Swindell, 3. Mark Kinser, 4. Dale Blaney, 5. Lance Blevins, 6. Paul McMahan, 7. Danny Wood, 8. Donny Schatz, 9. Brooke Tatnell, 10. Craig Dollansky. (first six lined up in first six outside rows in the Preliminary Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild, 2. Frankie Kerr, 3. Dean Jacobs, 4. Jeff Shepard, 5. Jerrod Hull ($150); 6. Brian Paulus ($145); 7. Donnie Crawford ($100); 8. Kenny Jacobs ($75); 9. Aaron Berryhill ($60); 10. Larry Pinegar ($50); 11. Ricky Logan ($40); 12. Terry McCarl ($40); 13. Nick Smith ($40); 14. Brad Furr ($40); 15. Zach Chappell ($60); 16. Jeff Mitrisin ($40); 17. Christie Passmore ($40); 18. Mike Goodman ($40). (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Preliminary Feature (25 laps): 1. Danny Lasoski ($5,000); 2. Daryn Pittman ($3,000); 3. Sammy Swindell ($1,800); 4. Steve Kinser ($1,600); 5. Andy Hillenburg ($1,400); 6. Mark Kinser ($1,300); 7. Greg Hodnett ($1,250); 8. Stevie Smith ($1,200); 9. Danny Wood ($1,100); 10. Lance Blevins ($1,050); 11. Paul McMahan ($1,025); 12. Randy Hannagan ($1,000); 13. Dale Blaney ($900); 14. Jac Haudenschild ($720); 15. Joey Saldana ($600); 16. Johnny Herrera ($550); 17. Frankie Kerr ($570); 18. Donny Schatz ($550); 19. Tim Shaffer ($550); 20. Dean Jacobs ($570); 21. Jeff Shepard ($570); 22. Kelly Kinser ($550); 23. Brooke Tatnell ($550); 24. Craig Dollansky ($550). Lap leader: Danny Lasoski 1-25 Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner: Johnny Herrera

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Tim Shaffer , Brad Furr , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , Kenny Jacobs , Jeff Mitrisin , Aaron Berryhill , Brian Paulus , Brooke Tatnell , Daryn Pittman , Dean Jacobs , Joey Saldana , Paul McMahan , Randy Hannagan , Scott Young , Nick Smith , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera
Teams Millennium Racing