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Haudenschild Sweeps Iowa Ethanol Classic By Richard Day KNOXVILLE, IA (July 4) - Jac Haudenschild's Independence Day celebration didn't include fireworks. Haudenschild did his celebrating in victory lane at Knoxville...

Haudenschild Sweeps Iowa Ethanol Classic By Richard Day KNOXVILLE, IA (July 4) - Jac Haudenschild's Independence Day celebration didn't include fireworks. Haudenschild did his celebrating in victory lane at Knoxville Raceway Saturday after sweeping the Third Annual Iowa Ethanol Classic. "The Pennzoil Maxim car has been running good," Haudenschild said following his fourth straight victory at Knoxville. "My crew has worked really hard the last 10 races. The guys have given me a car that feels really comfortable and is easy to drive. I want to thank Jack Elden for giving me this equipment. Hopefully, we'll be able to keep this up for him." Haudenschild, who also swept the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series' double-feature event at Knoxville Raceway in late April and early May, started outside the front row for the second straight night. Johnny Herrera earned the pole position by beating him across the finish line in the Channellock Dash. Herrera drove the #47 Casey's General Stores Maxim into the lead as the green flag fell in the main event. While Sammy Swindell challenged Haudenschild for second, Stevie Smith steered his #19 Ingersoll-Rand Black Bandit into the high groove in the first corner to pass Steve Kinser for fourth place. Haudenschild drove the #22 Pennzoil Maxim deep in turn one to pass Herrera for the lead early in the fourth lap. Swindell took the low line into turn four and won a front-straightaway drag race with Herrera to take over second place three laps later. While Smith passed Herrera for third place with a high move in the fourth corner, Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series points leader Mark Kinser drove the #5M Wirtgen Maxim into the pit area with a power steering failure late in the eighth lap. Haudenschild was 1.3 seconds ahead of Swindell when he entered lapped traffic during lap nine. Sammy caught Haudenschild early in the 11th lap, but was unable to surge ahead. Terry McCarl brought out the caution flag with a second- corner spin early in lap 12. Haudenschild controlled the restart, but Swindell caught him within five laps. Sammy steered his #1 Channellock Stealth to the lowest point between the first and second corners to take the lead with 4 1/2 laps remaining. Haudenschild pressured the defending World of Outlaws champion before taking the low line out of turn four and passing Swindell on the front straightaway late in the 23rd lap. Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner Danny Lasoski passed Swindell, then Smith maneuvered his way past both with a high move into the second corner to claim the runner-up spot early in the final lap. Stevie was four car-lengths behind when Haudenschild took the checkered flag. "I didn't really see Sammy," Haudenschild admitted, "and I was surprised when he got by us. We just followed him around until we got a chance to get back by." Swindell finished in third place, ahead of Lasoski, Herrera, Dale Blaney, Steve Kinser, Scott Whitworth, Donny Schatz and 20th-starting Andy Hillenburg. Kinser's sixth-place run, coupled with Mark's 24th-place finish, allowed Steve to narrow the gap to nine points in their battle for the lead in the World of Outlaws points race. Haudenschild's fifth "A" Feature victory of the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series' 20th Anniversary Season pushed him past Greg Hodnett into 12th place in the standings. Finishing six positions ahead of Tyler Walker allowed Blaney to regain first place in the Manufacturers' Rookie of the Year point standings. In the Iowa Ethanol Classic's traditional inverted feature race, Steve Kinser started outside the eighth row and took the lead during a ninth-lap restart en route to a $10,000 victory. "I was pretty good on both the top and the bottom," Kinser explained. "When everybody went to the bottom on that (ninth- lap) restart, we were able to get around on the top. "My crew has been working really hard, and they did what needed to be done. It's helped us learn a little something for the (Amoco Knoxville) Nationals. Besides my regular crew members Scott Gerken and Jimmy McBee, Guy Forbrook helped us tonight." Following Tuesday's $40,000 race at Huset's Speedway in Sioux Falls, SD, the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series will sanction the Inaugural Duel in the Dakotas triple-feature event at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND. Friday's race will be televised live on TNN: The Nashville Network, starting at 8 p.m. eastern time. WoO 1998 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Third Annual Iowa Ethanol Classic Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville IA Saturday, July 4, Feature Program #33 Qualifications: 1. Danny Lasoski, Roth 83, 16.354; 2. Skip Jackson, Serace 55, 16.524; 3. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 16.588; 4. Stevie Smith, Smith 19, 16.596; 5. Travis Whitney, Stroud 7S, 16.600; 6. Dale Blaney, Hylton-Blaney 93, 16.656; 7. Scott Whitworth, Whitworth 96, 16.707; 8. Tyler Walker, Walker 35, 16.752; 9. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 16.881; 10. Daryn Pittman, Blevins 21, 16.882; 11. Don Droud, Jr., DOCC Motorsports 1BK, 16.891; 12. Craig Dollansky, Gleason 21G, 16.900; 13. Joe Gaerte, Holbrook 8H, 16.905; 14. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 104+, 16.924; 15. Kerry Madsen, Madsen 99, 16.956; 16. Nick Bellino, Bellino 41B, 16.958; 17. John Kearney, Kearney 86, 16.974; 18. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 16.891; 19. Terry McCarl, McCarl 24, 16.993; 20. Marlon Jones, Jones 6, 17.024; 21. Brooke Tatnell, Tatnell 7K, 17.052; 22. Jaymie Moyle, Vanderecken 10, 17.178; 23. Manny Rockhold, Rockhold 71, 17.210; 24. Dennis Moore, Jr., Beahlers 56, 17.220; 25. Greg Hodnett, Helm 11H, 17.251; 26. Dion Hindi, Hindi 18, 17.287; 27. Travis Cram, RCMP 12, 17.305; 28. Lee Nelson, Nelson 25, 17.385; 29. Chris Walraven, Walraven 56W, 17.366; 30. Jeff Mitrisin, Sereg 5J, 17.369; 31. Brent Antill, Jordan Brother 1B, 17.399; 32. Leonard Lee, Lee 16L, 17.424; 33. Randy Anderson, Anderson 71A, 17.451; 34. Matt Moro, Moro 2M, 17.472; 35. Tony Norem, Sibet 45, 17.575; 36. Bob Weuve, BW Motorsports 19W, 17.698; 37. Bryan Grimes, Grimes 6B, 18.335; 38. Larry Weeks, Weeks 00, 18.428; 39. Gerry Crab, Crab 55KC, 18.591; 40. Chad Smith, Smith 17, 18.644; 41. Bill McCroskey, Weuve 91KW, 20.292. First Racing Champions Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Danny Lasoski, 2. Joe Gaerte, 3. Donny Schatz, 4. Andy Hillenburg, 5. Travis Whitney, 6. Jaymie Moyle, 7. Dion Hindi, 8. Matt Moro, 9. Larry Weeks, 10. Jeff Mitrisin. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Racing Champions Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jeff Swindell, 2. Dale Blaney, 3. Skip Jackson, 4. Terry McCarl, 5. Daryn Pittman, 6. Brent Antill, 7. Travis Cram, 8. Manny Rockhold, 9. Tony Norem, 10. Gerry Crab. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Racing Champions Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Kerry Madsen, 2. Mark Kinser, 3. Don Droud, Jr., 4. Scott Whitworth, 5. Bob Weuve, 6. Marlon Jones, 7. Chad Smith, 8. Lee Nelson, 9. Dennis Moore, Jr. DNS - Nick Bellino. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Racing Champions Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Craig Dollansky, 2. Tyler Walker, 3. Chris Walraven, 4. John Kearney, 5. Stevie Smith, 6. Brooke Tatnell, 7. Greg Hodnett, 8. Bryan Grimes, 9. Randy Anderson, 10. Bill McCroskey. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Finishing 1-4 in Friday's Preliminary Feature automatically qualified Jac Haudenschild, Johnny Herrera, Sammy Swindell and Steve Kinser for the first four starting positions in the Channellock Dash. Channellock Dash (five laps): 1. Johnny Herrera, 2. Jac Haudenschild, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Steve Kinser, 5. Danny Lasoski, 6. Skip Jackson. (finish determined the first six starting positions in the "A" Feature) C Feature (10 laps): 1. Tony Norem, 2. Bob Weuve, 3. Tony Moro ($125); 4. Bryan Grimes ($100); 5. Chad Smith ($80); 6. Randy Anderson ($70); 7. Gerry Crab ($60); 8. Larry Weeks ($50); 9. Bill McCroskey ($40). (first two qualified for the "B" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Marlon Jones, 2. Stevie Smith, 3. Travis Whitney, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Brooke Tatnell ($200); 6. Brent Antill ($175); 7. Manny Rockhold ($150); 8. Jaymie Moyle ($100); 9. Travis Cram ($90); 10. Lee Nelson ($80); 11. Daryn Pittman ($60); 12. Dion Hindi ($50); 13. Jeff Mitrisin ($50); 14. Bryan Grimes ($50); 15. Bob Weuve ($70); 16. Tony Norem ($70). (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (25 laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild ($10,000); 2. Stevie Smith ($6,020); 3. Sammy Swindell ($3,500); 4. Danny Lasoski ($3,200); 5. Johnny Herrera ($3,000); 6. Dale Blaney ($2,500); 7. Steve Kinser ($2,300); 8. Scott Whitworth ($2,200); 9. Donny Schatz ($2,100); 10. Andy Hillenburg ($2,000); 11. Joe Gaerte ($1,500); 12. Tyler Walker ($1,400); 13. Jeff Swindell ($1,300); 14. Skip Jackson ($1,200); 15. Don Droud, Jr. ($1,000); 16. Greg Hodnett ($1,020); 17. John Kearney ($800); 18. Kerry Madsen ($600); 19. Chris Walraven ($600); 20. Craig Dollansky ($600); 21. Marlon Jones ($620); 22. Terry McCarl ($600); 23. Travis Whitney ($620); 24. Mark Kinser ($600). Lap leaders: Johnny Herrera 1-3, Jac Haudenschild 4-20, 23-25; Sammy Swindell 21-22 Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner: Danny Lasoski Inverted Feature (25 laps): 1. Steve Kinser ($10,000); 2. Andy Hillenburg ($6,000); 3. Marlon Jones ($3,500); 4. Jeff Swindell ($3,200); 5. Stevie Smith ($3,000); 6. Danny Lasoski ($2,500); 7. Craig Dollansky ($2,300); 8. Sammy Swindell ($2,200); 9. Terry McCarl ($2,100); 10. Greg Hodnett ($2,000); 11. Joe Gaerte ($1,500); 12. Tyler Walker ($1,400); 13. Scott Whitworth ($1,300); 14. Dale Blaney ($1,200); 15. Kerry Madsen ($1,000); 16. Don Droud, Jr. ($1,000); 17. Skip Jackson ($800); 18. Brooke Tatnell ($600); 19. Donny Schatz ($600); 20. Jac Haudenschild ($600); 21. Chris Walraven ($600); 22. John Kearney ($600); 23. Travis Whitney ($600); 24. Johnny Herrera ($600). WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , Tyler Walker , Jeff Mitrisin , Brooke Tatnell , Daryn Pittman , Kerry Madsen , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell