Dollansky Wins Inaugural Gumout Series Event By Kendra Jacobs SARVER, PA (April 14)-Craig Dollansky has won many feature events throughout his racing career, but his win at Lernerville Speedway tonight was historic. Dollansky will forever be ...
Dollansky Wins Inaugural Gumout Series Event
By Kendra Jacobs
SARVER, PA (April 14)-Craig Dollansky has won many feature events throughout his racing career, but his win at Lernerville Speedway tonight was historic. Dollansky will forever be known as the first winner of a Gumout Series event.
"I'd like to thank Ted Johnson and the World of Outlaws for putting this series together," Dollansky said in victory lane. "I think it's going to be an exciting and good series."
Dollansky's Kriner powered Maxim led all 35 laps of the Gumout Series feature event. "My crew did a great job. I can't thank Karavan and Scott Boyd enough. He's been a tremendous impact on my racing career and this whole race team. Without him we wouldn't be here. Polydome and Dick Johanik, he's been another big supporter of mine. I'm fortunate to be surrounded by a lot of good people."
Craig Dollansky surged to an early lead with the 4J of Jeff Shepard and the U2 of Paul McMahan not far behind. Racing action was quickly slowed on lap two, when Rodney Duncan in the 22 slid off of the track in turn three. At the restart it was Dollansky, followed by Shepard, McMahan, Shane Stewart and P.J. Chesson.
A red on lap three stopped the action completely. Mike Goodman in the red #3 drove into turn three hard, collecting James Chesson in the process. Goodman's sprinter turned over as the two cars drove over the embankment. Neither car re-started.
The restart saw Dollansky, Shepard, and McMahan in a tight battle for the lead. The trio began to pull away from the now 21-car field. The excitement was soon paused as Lance Dewease in the Harz #88 drove over the turn four embankment. Dewease restarted on the tail.
Only three laps later, the 9H of Stewart was slowing to a stop along the front stretch wall. Shane Stewart, then in sixth position, suffered a broken torsion arm. The car was towed to the pit area.
Racing ensued with the three leaders again pulling away from the rest of the field. Dollansky went high on the outside, while Shepard continuously dove to the inside looking for any possibility to get by the 7. McMahan stayed in the fight as he too rode the cushion high in turns three and four.
Lap 17 brought out the second red of the evening as P.J. Chesson turned over between turns three and four. Just before the red dropped, Dean Jacobs slid over the edge of turn two, putting him on the tail at the restart.
When the green flag dropped again, it was still Dollansky, Shepard and McMahan, now followed by Brad Furr in the 2F and Kasey Kahne in the 23K.
The race leaders quickly got into lapped traffic bring the trio into even tighter racing quarters. On lap 23 the traffic got to be too much, as McMahan found himself in the back of Shepard. Shepard spun into the infield, as McMahan continued. The yellow dropped, putting second place running Shepard on the tail.
Racing resumed with a now two-car battle for the lead. McMahan, like Shepard, tried to duck under Dollansky but couldn't pull off the pass. Furr was now in second with Kahne and Kenny Jacobs finishing the top five.
Lap 25 saw the final delay in racing action, when three cars piled up just before the flagstand on the front stretch. Kelly Kinser, Ronald Laney, and Jason Meyers all collided. The 52 of Laney and the 4K of Kinser turned over.
Dollansky again pulled out to an instant lead. McMahan tried desperately to make a move in the last ten laps, but to no success. Dollansky earned his way into victory lane. McMahan went home second. Furr, K.Jacobs and Frankie Kerr rounded out the top five for the night.
Kasey Kahne crossed the finish line in sixth position. After going to the tail on lap 23, Shepard fought his way back up to seventh. Byron Reed, 22nd starting Jimmy Hawley and Dean Jacobs completed the top ten.
Huggins fast qualifier James Chesson set a new track record at a time of 12.492. This new record broke Mark Kinser's previous record with a time of 12.692.
Jason Meyers was named the KSE Hard Charger for passing nine competitors on his way to a 14th place finish in the feature event. The Frankland Hard Luck Award went to Mike Goodman, as he was the first Gumout Series member to drop out of contention.
Huggins Qualifications: James Chesson, Chesson Motorsports 22 12.492 Kenny Jacobs, Jacobs/Honecker 6 12.515 Brad Furr, Furr 2F 12.606 Paul McMahan, Johnson U2 12.702 P.J.Chesson, Chesson 76 12.713 Frankie Kerr, Shoff Motorsports 23S 12.756 Jeff Shepard, Double L Racing 4J 12.761 Craig Dollansky, Karavan Racing 7 12.779 Shane Stewart, Holbrook 9H 12.790 Kasey Kahne, Kahne 23K 12.804 Dean Jacobs, Holbrook 18 12.826 Brian Ellenberger, Ellenberger 20 12.868 Rodney Duncan, Harrison Racing 22 12.905 Byron Reed, B&S Racing 5R 12.932 Ricky Logan, Fastrax Motorsports 4 12.950 Randy Kinser, Kinser Racing 14K 12.967 Mike Goodman, C&W Motorsports 3 12.970 Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch Sr. 2L 13.017 Scott Young, Young 8 13.025 Brian Gobrecht, Gobrecht 92X 13.025 Kelly Kinser, Kinser Timber Products 4K 13.059 Ronald Laney, Laney 52 13.120 Lance Dewease, Harz Racing 88 13.145 Craig Rankin, Guzz Motorsports 77 13.287 Jimmy Hawley, CIII Racing CIII 13.325 Bud Kaeding, Kaeding 29 13.332 Jason Meyers, Carter 14 13.334 Bob Bennett, Acme Racing 3B 13.351 Ralph Spitaler, Spithaler 56 13.358 Rob Eyler, Eyler 5 13.443 Gary Kreiss Jr., Kreiss 55J 13.444 Troy Preston Preston 1P 13.551 Scott Priester, Priester 11X 13.555 Jamie Smith, Smith 5G 13.558 DaveCalaman, IPC Racing 92 13.656 David Scott, Chase 3D 13.709 Roger Bennett, Bennett 444 13.779 Brian Carlson, SC Motorsports 18X 13.854 Arnie Kent, Kent 15 13.856 Mark Cassella, Covell 81 13.931 Kevin Shaeffer, Shaeffer Motorsports 9 13.967 Deana Barbara, Barbara 7D7 14.020 Chris Strait, Strait 46 14.054 Brent Matus, Mattis 33 14.063 Dan Shetler, Shetler 7K 14.078 Mike Lauterborn, Lauterborn 41 14.096 Eric Smith, Jessica Racing 7Z 14.292 Charlie Holben, Holben 42G 14.694 Bill Kiley, Kiley 4KX 14.826 Gary Rankin, Rankin 16 15.344 Sheila Rankin, Rankin 6R 17.926 Bob Walters, Walters 42 no time
Manufacturer's Heat Race #1 (eight laps): 1. Shane Stewart 2. P.J. Chesson 3. Rodney Duncan 4. Mike Goodman 5. Kelly Kinser 6. James Chesson 7. Jimmy Hawley 8. Scott Priester 9. Ralph Spithaler 10. Brian Carlson 11. Deana Barbara 12. Gary Rankin 13. Mike Lauterborn (First 5 qualify for feature event)
Manufacturer's Heat Race #2 (eight laps): 1. Kasey Kahne 2. Kenny Jacobs 3. Ronald Laney 4. Byron Reed 5. Frankie Kerr 6. Ed Lynch, Jr. 7. Rob Eyler 8. Bud Kaeding 9. Chris Strait 10. Arnie Kent 11. Sheila Rankin 12. Jamie Smith 13. Eric Smith (Top 5 qualify for feature event)
Manufacturer's Heat Race #3 (eight laps): 1. Dean Jacobs 2. Jeff Shepard 3. Brad Furr 4. Jason Meyers 5. Ricky Logan 6. Lance Dewease 7. Scott Young 8. Gary Kreiss 9. Dave Calaman 10. Dan Shetler 11. Bill Kiley 12. Mark Cassella 13. Roger Bennett (Top 5 qualify for feature event)
Manufacturer's Heat Race #4 (eight laps): 1. Craig Dollansky 2. Paul McMahan 3. Brian Ellenberger 4. Brian Gobrecht 5. Randy Kinser 6. Craig Rankin 7. Troy Prestion 8. Bob Bennett 9. David Scott 10. Brent Matus 11. Charlie Holben 12. Kevin Shaeffer 13. Bob Walters (Top 5 transfer to feature event)
"C" Main (ten laps): 1. Dave Calaman 2. David Scott 3. Arnie Kent ($150) 4. Brent Matus ($125) 5. Brian Carlson ($100) 6. Dan Shetler ($70) 7. Deana Barbara ($60) 8. Gary Rankin ($50) 9. Charlie Holben ($50) 10. Mike Lauterborn ($50) 11. Kevin Shaeffer ($40) 12. Bill Kiley ($40) 13. Chris Strait ($40) 14. Sheila Rankin ($40) DNS: Mark Cassella, Eric Smith, Roger Bennett, Bob Walters (Top 2 transfer to tail of "B")
Weld Racing Dash (five laps): 1. Shane Stewart 2. Jeff Shepard 3. Dean Jacobs 4. P.J. Chesson 5. Rodney Duncan 6. Brad Furr (Finish determines the inside of rows 1-6 in the feature event)
Weld Race Components Dash (five laps): 1. Craig Dollansky 2. Paul McMahan 3. Kenny Jacobs 4. Kasey Kahne 5. Brian Ellenberger 6. Frankie Kerr (Finish determines outside of rows 1-6 in the feature event)
"B" Main (12 laps): 1. Lance Dewease 2. James Chesson 3. Jimmy Hawley 4. Ralph Spithaler 5. Ed Lynch Jr. ($200) 6. David Scott ($170) 7. Rob Eyler ($120) 8. Gary Kriess ($100) 9. Bud Kaeding ($100) 10. Scott Young ($100) 11. Troy Prestion ($80) 12. Scott Priester ($60) 13. Dave Calaman ($70) 14. Bob Bennett ($50) 15. Jamie Smith ($50) 16. Craig Rankin ($50) (Top four finishers transfer to feature event)
World of Outlaws Gumout Series Feature Event (35 laps): 1. Craig Dollansky ($5,000) 2. Paul McMahan ($3000) 3. Brad Furr ($2,000) 4. Kenny Jacobs ($1,800) 5. Frankie Kerr ($1,600) 6. Kasey Kahne ($1,400) 7. Jeff Shepard ($1,300) 8. Byron Reed ($1,200) 9. Jimmy Hawley ($1,120) 10. Dean Jacobs ($1,050) 11. Ricky Logan ($1,000) 12. Brian Gobrecht ($800) 13. Lance Dewease ($720) 14. Jason Meyers ($600) 15. Randy Kinser ($600) 16. Ralph Spithaler ($520) 17. Brian Ellenberger ($500) 18. Ronald Laney ($500) 19. Kelly Kinser ($500) 20. P.J. Chesson ($500) 21. Shane Stewart ($500) 22. James Chesson ($520) 23. Mike Goodman ($500) 24. Rodney Duncan ($500)
Lap Leader: Craig Dollansky Laps 1-35 Huggins Fast Time Award Winner: James Chesson KSE Hard Charger: Jason Meyers Frankland Hard Luck Award: Mike Goodman
Unofficial Gumout Series Points: 1. Dollansky 154, 2. McMahan 146, 3. Furr 144, 4. K. Jacobs 142, 5. Kerr 140, 6. Shepard 136, 7. D. Jacobs 130, 8. Logan 128, 9. Meyers 122, 10. R. Kinser 120, 11. Laney 114, 12. P.J. Chesson 110, 13. Stewart 108, 14. J. Chesson 106, 15. Goodman 104