Manzanita Western World preliminary, Friday, October 22nd

Schatz Wins Western World Preliminary By Richard Day PHOENIX, AZ (October 22) - Donny Schatz won an "A" Feature in each of his first two full seasons with the Pennzoil World of Outlaws...

Schatz Wins Western World Preliminary By Richard Day PHOENIX, AZ (October 22) - Donny Schatz won an "A" Feature in each of his first two full seasons with the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series. Before the series opened the 32nd Annual goracing.com Western World Championships Friday at Manzanita Speedway, he had never won a Preliminary Feature, however. "My guys have worked so hard this season," the series' 1997 Rookie of the Year said. "We were fast early, then it seemed like we struggled there in the middle of the year. Hopefully, we have the Parker Stores car back on track." Schatz won the Fourth NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race, then earned the right to start the feature outside the front row by following Andy Hillenburg across the finish line in the Channellock Dash. Donny drove the #15 Parker Stores Maxim past Hillenburg deep in the second corner early in the opening lap and held off Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series points leader Mark Kinser for the flag-to-flag victory. "That first lap with Andy was pretty exciting," Donny said. "It got really close there, but he raced us clean, and we were able to come away with a win. We don't use radios any more, so I didn't know how close Mark was there at the end. He's got a championship to win, but we had a race to win tonight, so I wasn't too worried about it. You know the 5M is going to be fast every night." Kinser's runner-up run, coupled with Danny Lasoski's eighth-place finish, gave Mark a 55-point advantage heading into Saturday's feature program. Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year candidate Tim Shaffer bumped the outside retaining wall as the green flag fell in the feature. Shaffer kept the #11H Vivarin Maxim from crashing, but "B" Feature winner Daryn Pittman's collision with Randy Hannagan sent the #47 Casey's General Stores Maxim flipping down the front straightaway. Although Pittman was uninjured in the crash, the #47 was unable to restart. Shaffer and Terry McCarl pitted during the red period. Hillenburg burst into the lead as the green flag replaced the red, only to have Schatz pass him in turn two and beat him down the back stretch. Kinser caught Hillenburg five laps later, but was unable to drove the #5M Mopar Maxim into second place. Sammy Swindell passed Stevie Smith for sixth place, while Lasoski took ninth from Third NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race winner P.J. Chesson during the eighth lap. Schatz was 1.2 seconds ahead of Hillenburg when he entered lapped traffic midway through the 20-lap race. Kinser, who won the February 27th race at Manzanita Speedway, used an inside move in the fourth corner to pass Hillenburg for second place late in lap 15. Second NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race winner Johnny Herrera used an similar move to take third from Hillenburg the next time around. Steve Kinser, winner of seven Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series main events at Manzanita, earned the final automatic qualifying position in Saturday's Channellock Dash by passing Hillenburg in the low groove between turns one and two with 3 2/3 laps remaining. Schatz increased his advantage while Herrera battled Mark Kinser for the runner-up spot, and took the checkered flag with 1.4 seconds to spare. "I really can't believe how we ended up tonight," Schatz said. "We lost the left rear shock on the first caution, and it made it a handful out there. But the car was just so fast, I knew it was going to be tough for anyone to get around us." Smith finished in fifth place, ahead of Swindell, Hillenburg, Lasoski, Greg Hodnett and Joey Saldana and 18th-starting Jeff Shepard. Mark Kinser received his 30th Vivarin Fast-Time Award of the year for pacing the 44-car qualifying session with a 15.359-second, 117.195-m.p.h., lap around the semi-banked, 1/2-mile oval. Hodnett made his debut in Guy Forbrook's #5 Wirtgen Maxim while Hannagan drove Junior Holbrook's #8H Energy Release Maxim for the first time. Hannagan finished 15th in the Preliminary Feature. WoO

1999 Pennzoil World of Outlaws 32nd Annual goracing.com Western World Championships Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix, AZ Friday, October 22, Preliminary Program Vivarin qualifications: 1. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 15.359; 2. Joey Saldana, Mox 17, 15.450; 3. P.J. Chesson, Chesson 76, 15.462; 4. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 15.487; 5. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 15.571; 6. Danny Lasoski, Roth 83, 15.592; 7. Greg Hodnett, Forbrook 5, 15.641; 8. Calvin Landis, Landis 70, 15.654; 9. Stevie Smith, Smith 19, 15.670; 10. Johnny Herrera, DOCC Motorsports 1BK, 15.708; 11. Brian Paulus, P&P Motorsports 28, 15.721; 12. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 15.731; 13. Tim Shaffer, Helm 11H, 15.734; 14. Paul McMahan, Johnson U2, 15.768; 15. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 15.772; 16. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 15.778; 17. Randy Hannagan, Holbrook 8H, 15.809; 18. Jeff Shepard, LL Motorsports 4J, 15.847; 19. Daryn Pittman, Sonner 47, 15.850; 20. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 104+, 15.851; 21. James Chesson, Chesson 22C, 15.870; 22. Terry McCarl, McCarl 24, 15.913; 23. Brooke Tatnell, Tatnell 7K, 15.949; 24. Rob Chaney, Elden 22, 15.973; 25. Brad Furr, Furr 2F, 16.100; 26. Craig Dollansky, Dollansky 7, 16.104; 27. Dean Jacobs, Holbrook 18, 16.145; 28. Marty Wilcox, Wilcox 3, 16.277; 29. Scott Young, Young 1Y, 16.426; 30. Jason Meyers, Carter 14, 16.509; 31. Peter Murphy, Williams 0, 16.526; 32. Jeff Slinkard, Stone 17AZ, 16.737; 33. Kaylene Verville, Verville 01, 16.824; 34. J.R. Patton, Patton 86, 16.884; 35. Jeff Branaman, Deal 16, 16.993; 36. Rick Ziehl, Ziehl 18Z, 16.994; 37. Steve Sussex, Jr., Sussex 2A, 17.042; 38. Dan Williams, Senior 44, 17.181; 39. Steve Dunn, Lane/Dunn 56, 17.263; 40. Joey Moriarity, Moriarity 35, 17.275; 41. Shane Liebig, Liebig 10L, 17.643; 42. Robert Hall, Hall 16AZ, 17.645; 43. George Porter, Porter 99, 18.137; 44. John McDonald, McDonald 78, 18.262. First NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Andy Hillenburg, 2. Stevie Smith, 3. Calvin Landis, 4. Mark Kinser, 5. Randy Hannagan, 6. James Chesson, 7. Scott Young, 8. Steve Sussex, Jr., 9. Brad Furr, 10. Shane Liebig, 11. Kaylene Verville. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Second NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Johnny Herrera, 2. Lance Blevins, 3. Joey Saldana, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Terry McCarl, 6. Jeff Shepard, 7. Craig Dollansky, 8. Jason Meyers, 9. J.R. Patton, 10. Dan Williams, 11. Robert Hall. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Third NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. P.J. Chesson, 2. Brian Paulus, 3. Danny Lasoski, 4. Paul McMahan, 5. Brooke Tatnell, 6. Daryn Pittman, 7. Peter Murphy, 8. Jeff Branaman, 9. George Porter, 10. Dean Jacobs, 11. Steve Dunn. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Fourth NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Donny Schatz, 2. Tim Shaffer, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Steve Kinser, 5. Jeff Swindell, 6. Rob Chaney, 7. Marty Wilcox, 8. Rick Ziehl, 9. Jeff Slinkard, 10. Joey Moriarity, 11. John McDonald. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Channellock Dash (five laps): 1. Andy Hillenburg, 2. Donny Schatz, 3. Johnny Herrera, 4. Mark Kinser, 5. P.J. Chesson, 6. Joey Saldana, 7. Sammy Swindell, 8. Steve Kinser. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the Preliminary Feature) C Feature (10 laps): 1. Rick Ziehl, 2. John McDonald, 3. George Porter ($100); 4. Dan Williams ($80); 5. Steve Dunn ($60); 6. Jeff Branaman ($50); 7. Steve Sussex, Jr. ($40); 8. Shane Liebig ($30); 9. Joey Moriarity ($25); 10. Robert Hall ($25). (first two qualified for the "B" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Daryn Pittman, 2. Jeff Shepard, 3. Rob Chaney, 4. Craig Dollansky, 5. Jason Meyers ($150); 6. Dean Jacobs ($125); 7. Brad Furr ($100); 8. James Chesson ($75); 9. Peter Murphy ($60); 10. Marty Wilcox ($50); 11. Jeff Slinkard ($40); 12. Scott Young ($40); 13. Rick Ziehl ($60); 14. Kaylene Verville ($40); 15. John McDonald ($60); 16. J.R. Patton ($40). (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Preliminary Feature (20 laps): 1. Donny Schatz ($5,000); 2. Mark Kinser ($2,500); 3. Johnny Herrera ($1,700); 4. Steve Kinser ($1,500); 5. Stevie Smith ($1,350); 6. Sammy Swindell ($1,250); 7. Andy Hillenburg ($1,200); 8. Danny Lasoski ($1,100); 9. Greg Hodnett ($1,075); 10. Joey Saldana ($1,050); 11. Jeff Shepard ($1,020); 12. P.J. Chesson ($900); 13. Brooke Tatnell ($800); 14. Tim Shaffer ($700); 15. Randy Hannagan ($600); 16. Lance Blevins ($500); 17. Brian Paulus ($400); 18. Craig Dollansky ($420); 19. Paul McMahan ($400); 20. Calvin Landis ($400); 21. Jeff Swindell ($400); 22. Rob Chaney ($420); 23. Terry McCarl ($400); 24. Daryn Pittman ($420). Lap leader: Donny Schatz 1-20 Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner: Mark Kinser WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Tim Shaffer , Brad Furr , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , James Chesson , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , J.R. Patton , Rick Ziehl , Brian Paulus , Brooke Tatnell , Daryn Pittman , Dean Jacobs , Jason Meyers , Joey Saldana , Paul McMahan , Randy Hannagan , P.J. Chesson , Steve Dunn , Scott Young , Johnny Herrera , Peter Murphy , Jeff Swindell
Teams Williams