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Haudenschild Extends Winning Streak at Knoxville By Richard Day KNOXVILLE, IA (July 22) - Jac Haudenschild established himself as the favorite to win the 38th Annual Amoco Knoxville Nationals on McDonald's...

Haudenschild Extends Winning Streak at Knoxville By Richard Day KNOXVILLE, IA (July 22) - Jac Haudenschild established himself as the favorite to win the 38th Annual Amoco Knoxville Nationals on McDonald's Night at Knoxville Raceway Wednesday by winning his fifth straight Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series feature race at the legendary half-mile oval. Haudenschild battled seven-time Knoxville Raceway champion Danny Lasoski throughout the 25-lap race before beating him under Doug Clark's checkered flag by inches to complete his sweep of the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series' pre-Nationals features. "I told Danny they should just pay us both for the win," Jac said after both stopped on the front straightaway and hugged. When asked about winning the Amoco Knoxville Nationals (August 12-15), Haudenschild said, "That's one we haven't managed to win yet, but maybe we can turn that around in a few weeks. "Jack Elden has given me a great car, and my guys have worked really hard the last few weeks." The victory was Haudenschild's third straight and his eighth of the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series' 20th Anniversary Season. Haudenschild, the fourth-fastest qualifier in the 48-car field, earned the right to start the main event on the pole by winning his eighth Channellock Dash of the year. Jac burst into the lead as the green flag fell in the "A" Feature. Lasoski passed Andy Hillenburg in the fourth corner, then steered the #83 Beef Packers Eagle into the low groove in turn one to take second place from Sammy Swindell early in the opening lap. Skip Jackson and "B" Feature winner Don Droud, Jr., were battling for seventh place the next time around when they collided in turn two. Droud spun, while Tyler Walker and Second Racing Champions Heat Race winner Donny Schatz stopped to avoid the crash. Lasoski passed Haudenschild for the lead with a low move into the fourth corner as the green flag replaced the yellow. The #19 Ingersoll-Rand Black Bandit suffered a broken right rear coil-over shock when Stevie Smith hit the wall in turn two early in the fifth lap. Seconds later, Greg Hodnett collided with Smith and flipped as he slowed in the fourth corner. Steve Kinser, winner of 11 Amoco Knoxville Nationals titles, took the high line through turn one to pass Swindell for third as the race resumed. Haudenschild raced wheel-to-wheel with Lasoski later in the sixth lap, but was unable to surge ahead. Schatz took the #15 Parker Stores Gambler for a spin in the second corner early in the 10th lap. Hillenburg passed Swindell with a low move in turn four on the ensuing restart. "The Dude" opened a half-straightaway advantage within five laps after the race resumed. He was a full straightaway ahead of Haudenschild when he entered lapped traffic two laps later. Lasoski slowed behind a pack of backmarkers on the back stretch with 5 1/2 laps remaining, allowing Haudenschild to narrow the gap to eight car-lengths. Haudenschild raced around several lapped cars high in the third corner to catch "The Dude" as they headed for the checkered flag. With the crowd of 10,000 standing and cheering, the leaders raced through turn four side-by-side. Haudenschild gained some momentum and had the #22 Pennzoil Maxim just inches ahead of Lasoski at the finish line. "I think Danny might have been a little better than us," Jac said, "but those last couple of laps I found something on the top that nobody else knew about." Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series points leader Steve Kinser finished third, ahead of Swindell, Mark Kinser, Hillenburg, Joe Gaerte, Jeff Swindell, Jackson and Smith. Sammy's fourth-place run pushed him into a tie with Mark Kinser for second in the World of Outlaws point standings. Mark ended a roller-coaster night on a high note. He received his 11th Vivarin Fast-Time of the year after pacing the qualifying session with a 16.101-second, 111.794 m.p.h. lap. Mark was leading the First Racing Champions Heat Race, but an engine malfunction in the #5M Wirtgen Maxim forced him to coast across the finish line in fifth place. Problems persisted even after his crew changed the engine following the Channellock Dash, so they decided to use a backup car. Mark used a provisional to start the race, and passed 20 cars in the main event to finish fifth. Kinser's provisional allowed Johnny Herrera to start the "A" Feature. He raced into 13th place from outside the 12th row. WoO 1998 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series McDonald's Night Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA Wednesday, July 22, Feature Program #39 Qualifications: 1. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 16.101; 2. Danny Lasoski, Roth 83, 16.131; 3. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 16.151; 4. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 16.154; 5. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 16.158; 6. Don Droud, Jr., DOCC Motorsports 1BK, 16.258; 7. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 16.266; 8. Joe Gaerte, Holbrook 8H, 16.266; 9. Stevie Smith, Smith 19, 16.364; 10. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 16.422; 11. Garry Brazier, Brazier 21AU, 16.507; 12. Dale Blaney, Hylton-Blaney 93, 16.510; 14. Skip Jackson, Serace 55, 16.513; 14. Scott Whitworth, Whitworth 96, 16.522; 15. Greg Hodnett, Helm 11H, 16.539; 16. Tyler Walker, Walker 35, 16.561; 17. Craig Dollansky, Gleason 21G, 16.565; 18. Larry Neighbors, Neighbors 29N, 16.588; 19. Chris Walraven, Walraven 56W, 16.605; 20. Calvin Landis, Landis 70, 16.699; 21. Marlon Jones, Jones 6, 16.709; 22. Randy Anderson, Anderson 71A, 16.729; 23. Bob Weuve, BW Motorsports 19W, 16.918; 24. Kerry Madsen, Madsen 99, 16.922; 25. Bryan Grimes, Grimes 6B, 16.932; 26. Brent Antill, Jordan 1B, 16.945; 27. Terry McCarl, McCarl 24, 16.960; 28. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 104+, 16.961; 29. Johnny Herrera, Sonner 47, 16.966; 30. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 16.976; 31. Jeff Mitrisin, Sereg 5J, 17.018; 32. Jaymie Moyle, Vanderecken 10, 17.023; 33. Leonard Lee, Lee 16L, 17.032; 34. Travis Cram, RCMP 12, 17.038; 35. Brooke Tatnell, Tatnell 7K, 17.043; 36. Lee Nelson, Nelson 25, 17.048; 37. Matt Moro, Moro 2M, 17.049; 38. Nick Bellino, Bellino 41B, 17.066; 39. Paul McMahan, Stanton 75, 17.090; 40. Kevin Frey, Motter 71M, 17.234; 41. Tony Norem, Sibet 45, 17.255; 42. Bill Robertson, Robertson 16, 17.263; 43. Manny Rockhold, Rockhold 71, 17.289; 44. Chad Smith, Smith 17, 17.421; 45. Bill McCroskey, 91KW, Weuve 91KW, 17.666; 46. Tod Smith, Smith 31, 18.292; 47. Butch Bahr, Bahr 25T, 18.492; 48. Bob Hildreth, Crab 55KC, 19.188. First Racing Champions Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Craig Dollansky, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Skip Jackson, 5. Mark Kinser, 6. Johnny Herrera, 7. Marlon Jones, 8. Leonard Lee, 9. Bryan Grimes, 10. Tony Norem, 11. Bill McCroskey, 12. Matt Moro. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Racing Champions Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Donny Schatz, 2. Scott Whitworth, 3. Larry Neighbors, 4. Danny Lasoski, 5. Randy Anderson, 6. Nick Bellino, 7. Brent Antill, 8. Lance Blevins, 9. Travis Cram, 10. Bill Robertson, 11. Tod Smith, 12. Don Droud, Jr. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Racing Champions Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Andy Hillenburg, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Chris Walraven, 5. Jeff Mitrisin, 6. Terry McCarl, 7. Garry Brazier, 8. Bob Weuve, 9. Brooke Tatnell, 10. Paul McMahan, 11. Manny Rockhold, 12. Butch Bahr. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Racing Champions Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Tyler Walker, 2. Joe Gaerte, 3. Jeff Swindell, 4. Jac Haudenschild, 5. Dale Blaney, 6. Jaymie Moyle, 7. Kerry Madsen, 8. Lee Nelson, 9. 9. Kevin Frey, 10. Chad Smith, 11. Bob Hildreth. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Channellock Dash (five laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild, 2. Sammy Swindell, 3. Andy Hillenburg, 4. Danny Lasoski, 5. Steve Kinser, 6. Mark Kinser, 7. Joe Gaerte, 8. Stevie Smith. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) C Feature (10 laps): 1. Brooke Tatnell, 2. Lee Nelson, 3. Paul McMahan, 4. Manny Rockhold ($125); 5. Tony Norem ($100); 6. Kevin Frey ($80); 7. Chad Smith ($70); 8. Bill Robertson ($60); 9. Tod Smith ($50); 10. Bill McCroskey ($40); 11. Nick Bellino ($35); 12. Butch Bahr ($30); 13. Bob Hildreth ($30). (first three qualified for the "B" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Don Droud, Jr., 2. Marlon Jones, 3. Bob Weuve, 4. Kerry Madsen, 5. Johnny Herrera, 6. Terry McCarl, 7. Brooke Tatnell ($200); 8. Garry Brazier ($180); 9. Leonard Lee ($150); 10. Brent Antill ($110); 11. Jaymie Moyle ($90); 12. Travis Cram ($80); 13. Calvin Landis ($60); 14. Lee Nelson ($50); 15. Bryan Grimes ($50); 16. Lance Blevins ($50). (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (25 laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild ($7,000); 2. Danny Lasoski ($4,000); 3. Steve Kinser ($3,000); 4. Sammy Swindell ($2,500); 5. Mark Kinser ($2,300); 6. Andy Hillenburg ($2,200); 7. Joe Gaerte ($2,100); 8. Jeff Swindell ($2,000); 9. Skip Jackson ($1,700); 10. Stevie Smith ($1,600); 11. Craig Dollansky ($1,200); 12. Dale Blaney ($1,150); 13. Johnny Herrera ($1,120); 14. Don Droud, Jr. ($1,070); 15. Scott Whitworth ($1,000); 16. Marlon Jones ($720); 17. Larry Neighbors ($600); 18. Donny Schatz ($500); 19. Bob Weuve ($520); 20. Jeff Mitrisin ($500); 21. Tyler Walker ($500); 22. Randy Anderson ($500); 23. Greg Hodnett ($500); 24. Kerry Madsen ($520); 25. Terry McCarl ($520); 26. Chris Walraven ($500). Provisional starters: Mark Kinser, Terry McCarl Lap leaders: Jac Haudenschild 1-3, 25; Danny Lasoski 4-24 Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner: Mark Kinser 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 , Larry Neighbors , Jeff Mitrisin , Brooke Tatnell , Kerry Madsen , Paul McMahan , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell