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Haudenschild Gets Wild in Second Nationals Prelim By Richard Day KNOXVILLE, IA (August 14) - Jac Haudenschild is one of those rare drivers who can take what many consider a catastrophic situation and come out...

Haudenschild Gets Wild in Second Nationals Prelim By Richard Day KNOXVILLE, IA (August 14) - Jac Haudenschild is one of those rare drivers who can take what many consider a catastrophic situation and come out looking like a champion. "The Wild Child" did just that Thursday when the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series ran its second preliminary program at the 37th Annual Knoxville Nationals. "I had a hard time hanging on to it (the #22 Pennzoil Maxim) tonight," Haudenschild said. "It was jumping around quite a bit. We're going to try to figure out how to make it more stable and easier to drive. Going down the back straightaway, the back end was jumping around a lot." The rear end of the #22 spun completely around as "The Wild Child" tried to avoid a collision during the Second Heat Race. He restarted at the back of the pack and roared back through the field to finish fourth, almost passing Joe Gaerte at the checkered flag. Haudenschild started outside the third row in the 20-lap Preliminary Feature. He passed Larry Pinegar II and Joe Gaerte during the opening lap as Paul McMahan burst into the lead from outside the front row. Craig Dollansky passed polesitter Steve Kinser early in the second lap, then used a slide move in turn four to pass McMahan for the lead the next time around. Dollansky, driving Jim Wahlie's #1W Conn West Maxim in only his sixth event, entered lapped traffic six laps into the race. Haudenschild was catching "The King of the Outlaws" when Pinegar stopped on the back straightaway midway through the seventh lap. Gaerte passed Jeff Swindell as the race resumed, then took over fourth place when Haudenschild almost lost control of the #22 in turn two for fourth place early in lap eight. After regaining control of his mount, "The Wild Child" started making his way toward the front again. He took the high line around Gaerte in the second corner, then ducked under McMahan in turn three for third place late in the 11th lap. Haudenschild used a high move in the fourth corner to pass Kinser for second place three laps later, then set his sights on Dollansky, who was having trouble keeping the #1W in gear. "It popped out of gear four or five times," Dollansky said. "I finally just started holding my hand on it. It was a fine line out there, trying to drive one-handed." "The Wild Child" caught the leader early in the 17th lap, then brought the crowd to its feet when he steered the #22 deep into turn four to pass Dollansky the next time around. Haudenschild caught the backmarkers with two laps remaining, and took the checkered flag with four car-lengths to spare. "Guy Forbrook has had the car going really fast this year," Haudenschild said. "As soon as I got it going straight, I was OK. He just kept working on the car all night and he definitely had it ready for the feature." Forbrook, the most successful car owner in Knoxville Raceway history, admitted he tried a new setup on the #22 Thursday. "It was more mind than car tonight," Forbrook said. "He was a little rattled, but he just settled down the last few laps." When asked if there might be another setup for Saturday's championship feature, Forbrook said, "I hope not. My nerves are about shot." Haudenschild was resting his injured back while Kevin Gobrecht drove the #22 a year ago. "It's good to be back," Haudenschild said. "Those injuries are tough to come back from. We're feeling great now and I'm looking forward to the rest of the year." Dollansky held off Kinser to claim second place. Danny Lasoski, who received his first Channellock Fast-Time Award of the year for pacing the qualifying session, beat Gaerte across the finish line by less than a car-length to finish fourth. "When we lost some of our fuel load, the car got really, really good," said Lasoski, who won seven Knoxville Raceway championships with Forbrook. "We just put too much fuel in it. We thought this motor was going to burn a lot of fuel. We put 13 gallons of fuel in it, and that's way too much." WoO 1997 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series 37th Annual Amoco Knoxville Nationals Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA Thursday, August 14, Preliminary Program #2 Qualifications: 1. Danny Lasoski, Black 1Z, 15.716; 2. Greg Hodnett, Helm 11H, 15.792; 3. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 15.925; 4. Larry Pinegar II, Cahill 7, 15.942; 5. Kevin Gobrecht, Apple 12, 15.978; 6. Craig Dollansky, Wahlie 1W, 16.058; 7. Terry McCarl, Holbrook 8H, 16.085; 8. Joe Gaerte, Gaerte 3G, 16.126; 9. Don Droud, Jr., DOCC Racing 1BK, 16.126; 10. Paul McMahan, Stanton 75, 16.143; 11. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 16.159; 12. Doug Wolfgang, Motter 71M, 16.178; 13. Kevin Huntley, Daugherty 7P, 16.264; 14. Gary Wright, Action Motorsports 9W, 16.304; 15. Randy Anderson, Anderson 71A, 16.305; 16. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 16.310; 17. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 16.324; 18. Leonard Lee, Lee 16L, 16.360; 19. Jaymie Moyle, Vanderecken 10V, 16.364; 20. Kevin Pylant, Pylant 14P, 16.444; 21. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 16.458; 22. Steve Beitler, Beitler 21x, 16.478; 23. Rick Ziehl, Ziehl 18, 16.482; 24. Alan Schmidt, Schmidt 25S, 16.494; 25. Tim St. Arnold, Sonner 47T, 16.500; 26. Randy Hannagan, Roth 83, 16.526; 27. Sarah Fisher, Fisher 9F, 16.528; 28. Marlon Jones, SOS Racing 1J, 16.528; 29. Dennis Moore, Jr., Nickel 12, 16.543; 30. Chad Radel, Radel 25, 16.588; 31. Jeff Mitrisin, Sereg 5J, 16.601; 32. John Sernett, Sernett 91, 16.631; 33. Dale Blaney, Hughes 94, 16.673; 34. Ricky Logan, Campbell 7I, 16.683; 35. Aaron Berryhill, Berryhill 97, 16.690; 36. Jerrell Slinkard, J&M Racing 55x, 16.734; 37. Kenny Hansen, Hansen 4H, 16.784; 38. Dion Hindi, Hindi 11D, 16.810; 39. Tim Crawley, Landers 87, 16.811; 40. Billy Wilburn, Wilburn 0W, 16.827; 41. Kevin Whitworth, Whitworth 5K, 16.838; 42. Manny Rockhold, Rockhold 71, 16.869; 43. Randy Smith, Smith 0, 16.878; 44. Jerry Richert, Jr., Woodke 11W, 16.904; 45. Todd Wessels, Wessels 97W, 16.929; 46. Randy Nygaard, Nygaard 63, 16.998; 47. Justin Via, Via 24, 17.002; 48. Lee Nelson, Arends 11A, 17.014; 49. Peter Murphy, Stroud 1S, 17.073; 50. J.R. Topper, Topper 92J, 17.079; 51. Rich Bubak, Bubak 9, 17.132; 52. Donny Goeden, Goeden 27G, 17.194; 53. Randy Martin, Kain 1R, 17.266; 54. Brian Coelho, Coelho 6, 17.459; 55. Larry Hillerud, Hillerud 63H, 17.727; 56. Jeff Johnson, Holland 27, 17.640; 57. Dave Ekern, Ekern 11E, 17.739; 58. Howie Gleason, Gleason 21G, 17.994; 59. Scott Grissom, Grissom 54, 18.017; 60. Bob White, White 39, 18.073; 61. Bobby Mincer, Mincer 15M, 18.184; 62. Bill Pembleton, Pembleton 42, 18.232; 63. Joe Kouba, Kouba 55K, 18.373; 64. Ken Brewer, Brewer 96N, 18.611; 65. Spike Lempelius, Lempelius 52L, 18.681; 66. Steve Breazeale, Sage 57, no time; 67. Jim Moughan, Smith 2S, no time. Last-Chance Race (eight laps): 1. Donny Goeden, 2. Rich Bubak, 3. Brian Coelho, 4. Randy Martin, 5. Jeff Johnson, 6. Dave Ekern, 7. Scott Grissom, 8. Howie Gleason, 9. Joe Kouba ($100); 10. Ken Brewer ($75); 11. Spike Lempelius ($50). DNS - Larry Hillerud, Bob White, Larry Mincer, Bill Pembleton, Steve Breazeale, Jim Moughan. (first eight qualified for the "C" Feature) First Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Danny Lasoski, 3. Craig Dollansky, 4. Randy Hannagan, 5. Kevin Whitworth, 6. Lance Blevins, 7. Ed Lynch, Jr., 8. Jerrell Slinkard, 9. Jeff Mitrisin, 10. Randy Nygaard. (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Second Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Doug Wolfgang, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Jeff Swindell, 4. Kenny Hansen, 5. John Sernett, 6. Terry McCarl, 7. Manny Rockhold, 8. Sarah Fisher, 9. Steve Beitler, 10. Justin Via ($50). (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Third Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Dale Blaney, 2. Dion Hindi, 3. Joe Gaerte, 4. Jac Haudenschild, 5. Leonard Lee, 6. Randy Smith, 7. Rick Ziehl, 8. Marlon Jones, 9. Lee Nelson ($50); 10. Kevin Huntley ($50). (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Fourth Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Larry Pinegar II, 2. Peter Murphy, 3. Jaymie Moyle, 4. Tim Crawley, 5. Ricky Logan, 6. Don Droud, Jr., 7. Dennis Moore, Jr., 8. Jerry Richert, Jr., 9. Gary Wright, 10. Alan Schmidt. (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Fifth Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Paul McMahan, 2. Randy Anderson, 3. Aaron Berryhill, 4. Tim St. Arnold, 5. Kevin Gobrecht, 6. Kevin Pylant, 7. Chad Radel, 8. Todd Wessels, 9. Billy Wilburn, 10. J.R. Topper. (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) C Feature (eight laps): 1. Steve Beitler, 2. Gary Wright, 3. Randy Nygaard ($225); 4. Jeff Mitrisin ($225); 5. Danny Goeden ($200); 6. Brian Coelho ($190); 7. Rich Bubak ($180); 8. Jeff Johnson ($170); 9. Randy Martin ($160); 10. Dave Ekern ($160); 11. Billy Wilburn ($140); 12. Alan Schmidt ($130); 13. Scott Grissom ($120); 14. Howie Gleason ($110); 15. J.R. Topper ($100). DNS - Kevin Huntley, Justin Via, Lee Nelson. (first two qualified for the "B" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Terry McCarl, 2. Kevin Gobrecht, 3. Don Droud, Jr. ($560); 4. Lance Blevins ($460); 5. Ed Lynch, Jr. ($400); 6. Rick Ziehl ($350); 7. Dennis Moore, Jr. ($300); 8. Sarah Fisher ($305); 9. Kevin Pylant ($290); 10. Steve Beitler ($375); 11. Marlon Jones ($200); 12. Kevin Whitworth ($210); 13. Ricky Logan ($180); 14. Gary Wright ($365); 15. John Sernett ($190); 16. Chad Radel ($165); 17. Jerry Richert, Jr. ($160); 18. Manny Rockhold ($155); 19. Jerrell Slinkard ($150); 20. Todd Wessels ($145); 21. Leonard Lee ($160); 22. Randy Smith ($145). (first two qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Preliminary Feature (20 laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild ($5,080); 2. Craig Dollansky ($4,090); 3. Steve Kinser ($3,625); 4. Danny Lasoski ($2,600); 5. Joe Gaerte ($2,090); 6. Jeff Swindell ($1,840); 7. Greg Hodnett ($1,600); 8. Dale Blaney ($1,525); 9. Terry McCarl ($1,560); 10. Doug Wolfgang ($1,325); 11. Paul McMahan ($1,225); 12. Jaymie Moyle ($1,090); 13. Kevin Gobrecht ($1,170); 14. Dion Hindi ($900); 15. Randy Hannagan ($780); 16. Tim Crawley ($680); 17. Larry Pinegar II ($625); 18. Kenny Hansen ($480); 19. Tim St. Arnold ($455); 20. Randy Anderson ($450); 21. Peter Murphy ($425); 22. Aaron Berryhill ($390). Lap leaders: Paul McMahan 1-2, Craig Dollansky 3-17, Jac Haudenschild 18-20 Channellock Fast-Time Award winner: Danny Lasoski WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Sarah Fisher , Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Craig Dollansky , Rick Ziehl , Jeff Mitrisin , Aaron Berryhill , Paul McMahan , Randy Hannagan , Alan Schmidt , Jac Haudenschild , Tim Crawley , Peter Murphy , Jeff Swindell