New Egypt results 2007-05-20

Kinser Wins at New Egypt Steve Kinser has won at a lot of tracks from coast-to-coast as well as Australia during his career, but one track he had never visited victory lane at was New Egypt Speedway in New Jersey. That all changed on...

Kinser Wins at New Egypt

Steve Kinser has won at a lot of tracks from coast-to-coast as well as Australia during his career, but one track he had never visited victory lane at was New Egypt Speedway in New Jersey. That all changed on Sunday night as he inched out Jason Sides to earn his fourth A-Feature victory of the season and first at D-shaped half-mile. The victory was the 537th of his World of Outlaws career.

Kinser led Sides on the final lap, with Sides inching ahead on the back straightaway heading into the third turn. Kinser charged back to the lead exiting turn three, and the pair came off the final corner side-by-side to the checkered flag, and it was Kinser claiming the $10,000 top prize by 0.028 second.

"It was pretty tough," said Kinser, driver of the Q Oil Maxim. "Jason (Sides) was running pretty good and he checked out at the start, and then I caught him in some lapped cars. At the end, I wanted to get by a few lapped cars and was worried I would get loose and hung out on the outside, so I elected to just stay where I was at. I knew he would get a shot at me, and I figured if I could keep him low off of turn four then I could beat him to the flag. I didn't know he would be quite that close."

The pair had a slight scare at the outset of the race, after they made contact on the first of two aborted starts. Kinser was running second on the opening start, but that was negated after the red flag, leading to a complete restart. A caution flag flew for rookie Kerry Madsen, after Sides jumped to the lead, setting up a third restart, which again saw Sides charge into turn one as the leader. After the first red flag and subsequent caution, the race ran green-to-checkers on the final restart. After seeing Sides jump to the initial lead and begin to pull away, Kinser patiently reeled him in, and on the 19th lap made the pass for the lead using the low side of the track exiting the first and second turn.

"The first one (restart) I thought I had a good start and I thought I had Jason (Sides) cleared, but I came out on him a little bit and got into him a little and that was my fault," admitted Kinser. "After that it was a little greasy coming off the bottom and I kept spinning the tires there."

For most of the race, Kinser kept his car glued to the bottom of the track. Whether he was in traffic or open race track, he had one of the fastest cars over the course of the 30-lap event. On a couple of occasions he made up ground on Sides when the pair got into traffic.

"I figured everyone would be washing out, so we set the car up to run the bottom," he said. "I could run the top also pretty good. There were a few marbles there. I did have to jump back to the top of (turns) one and two, because I was losing some time there. The bottom then came back around on that corner also."

A lengthy rain delay three-quarters of the way through time trials, forced officials to implement one lap of qualifying to help accelerate the rest of the program. By way of World of Outlaws rules, all the times that were recorded prior to the rain were erases and all the cars had to take time again. The track picked up quite a bit of speed from the aborted qualifying effort and Kinser timed in seventh quick. He followed that up with a second place finish in the third heat to earn a spot in the Crane Cams Dash, where he started on the pole and led start-to-finish.

"After the rain delay, we had an early qualifying number and I was afraid the grease would kill us," Kinser said. "We got through the heat and got a good pill draw in the dash. That's what it's all about right now. It's nice to have a strong race car and be able to get from the second row or back if you start there. We haven't been in that situation yet."

Sides led the first 18 laps of the event, as he earned a season-best finish of second. After climbing from his car, the native of Bartlett, Tennessee snapped his fingers knowing just how close he was to earning his second career World of Outlaws A-Feature win. The runner-up finish was his ninth Top-10 of the season.

"All in all it was a good run for us," said Sides, driver of the Wetherington Tractor Service Maxim. "We had a little motor trouble earlier in the night. Don Ott was here and helped us get it all fixed. There is nothing better than a good run, especially after waiting all night with the rain."

After Kinser took the lead on the 19th lap, Sides shadowed him, hoping to get one more shot at the 20-time champion. Sides inched ahead on the back straightaway on the final lap. The native of Bartlett, Tennessee ran the only sub 15-second lap during the A-Feature on the fourth lap of the event.

"He is good, what can you say," said Sides when referring to Kinser. "Every lap he was in front of me, I was watching and learning where to run."

While he was focused every time he climbed into the race car on Sunday night, Sides was able to enjoy the rain delay as he and the other drivers waited for the track to get worked in for time trials.

"We were just joking around," he explained. "We hung out and watched the rain and the weather on television. We waited for the rain to quit."

Tim Kaeding made a strong charge at the end to finish third as he continues to substitute for Brooke Tatnell. The native of San Jose lined up fifth and moved up a spot on the 11th lap as he got around Joey Saldana. He then had an epic battle with Lucas Wolfe as the pair traded the fourth third position a couple of times. When the checkered flag flew, the third generation driver had one of the fastest cars on the track.

"We're happy to come out of here with a Top-Three, and roll into Grandview and try to do the same things, but two spots higher," said Kaeding who drove the Volcano Joe's Coffee Schnee. "We struggled a little on the set-up early in the night being loose and we continued to work on it. We got the car real good toward the end of the feature. I think the track came to us at the end and we just ran out of laps."

Lucas Wolfe took the initial lead of the race before the red flag flew on the opening circuit leading to a complete restart. After setting fast time last week at Williams Grove Speedway in a World of Outlaws event, the young driver was fast again on Sunday night at New Egypt. He turned the fourth fastest lap in time trials and was second in the fourth heat to earn a spot in the Crane Cams Dash.

"I was able to get a pretty good start the first time, and unfortunately it got called back," said Wolfe, driver of the Allebach Racing Maxim. "I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to race with a lot of good guys out here that most people never get. I am definitely glad to be able to travel around when the Outlaws come to town. It makes you all that much better. Racing with the best at different race tracks is the only way you will ever become the best."

Craig Dollansky picked up his eight Top-Five finish of the season as he came home fifth in the Karavan Trailers Maxim. He lined up eighth for the A-Feature turning the ninth quickest lap in time trials, and winning the first heat to earn a spot in the Crane Cams Dash. The native of Elk River, Minnesota gained a couple of spots on the opening lap, and as the laps wound down worked his way into fifth.

The rest of the Top-10 was: Jason Solwold in sixth in the City Wide Insulation Maxim, Joey Saldana in seventh in the Open Joist Mopar-powered JEI, Jac Haudenschild who started 19th earned the KSE Race Products Hard Charger Award in the Wright One Construction Maxim after finishing eighth. Paul McMahan finished ninth in the Bass Pro Shops Eagle, with Billy Pauch finishing 10th in the Don Ott Racing Engines J&J.

The World of Outlaws return to Pennsylvania on Wednesday, May 23 for Thunder on the Hill at Grandview Speedway.

NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY NOTEBOOK

* FAST QUALIFIER: Jeremy Campbell paced the 32 cars that took time with an AMB i.t. timed lap around the semi-banked half-mile oval in 14.242 seconds at 126.387 mph. For his qualifying effort, Campbell eared five bonus points. The next four fastest qualifiers also earned bonus points, including: Paul McMahan (4), Zach Chappell (3), Lucas Wolfe (2) and Tim Shaffer (1).

* QUALIFYING WINNERS: Craig Dollansky, Jason Martin, Jason Solwold and Joey Saldana won heat races... Terry McCarl won the B-Main... Steve Kinser won the Crane Cams dash.

* UP NEXT: Thunder on the Hill at Grandview Speedway in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, May 23.

World of Outlaws Statistical Report; New Egypt Speedway; New Egypt, NJ.; May 20, 2007

Qualifying
1) 10C-Jeremy Campbell 14.242
2) 20-Paul McMahan 14.254
3) 8K-Zach Chappell 14.437
4) 5W-Lucas Wolfe 14.448
5) 6-Tim Shaffer 14.461
6) 25-Billy Pauch 14.466
7) 11-Steve Kinser 14.507
8) 1X-Randy Hannagan 14.536
9) 7-Craig Dollansky 14.553
10) 36-Jason Martin 14.589
11) R19-Jason Solwold 14.598
12) 9-Joey Saldana 14.613
13) 7S-Jason Sides 14.629
14) 2-Tim Kaeding 14.657
15) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr. 14.667
16) 15-Donny Schatz 14.685
17) 14-Jason Meyers 14.718
18) 24-Terry McCarl 14.744
19) D1-Justin Henderson 14.775
20) 35-Jac Haudenschild 14.791
21) 11H-Kerry Madsen 14.824
22) 5C-Chad Hillier 14.851
23) 83-Danny Lasoski 14.891
24) 11D-Dion Hindi 14.901
25) 21-Daryn Pittman 14.980
26) 3X-Chad Kemenah 14.984
27) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 15.214
28) 21B-Jamie Bodo 15.255
29) 15B-Mark Bitner 15.451
30) 45-Kevin Nagy 15.581
31) 44-Jeff Davis 16.811
32) 3J-Jeff Mueller 17.487

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 7-Craig Dollansky
2) 7S-Jason Sides
3) 6-Tim Shaffer
4) 10C-Jeremy Campbell
5) 11H-Kerry Madsen
6) 14-Jason Meyers
7) 21-Daryn Pittman
8) 15B-Mark Bitner

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 36-Jason Martin
2) 2-Tim Kaeding
3) 20-Paul McMahan
4) 25-Billy Pauch
5) 3X-Chad Kemenah
6) 5C-Chad Hillier
7) 24-Terry McCarl
8) 45-Kevin Nagy

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) R19-Jason Solwold
2) 11-Steve Kinser
3) 8K-Zach Chappell
4) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr.
5) 83-Danny Lasoski
6) D1-Justin Henderson
7) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.
8) 44-Jeff Davis

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 9-Joey Saldana
2) 5W-Lucas Wolfe
3) 15-Donny Schatz
4) 35-Jac Haudenschild
5) 1X-Randy Hannagan
6) 11D-Dion Hindi
7) 21B-Jamie Bodo
8) 3J-Jeff Mueller

Crane Cams Dash (6 laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature)
1) 11-Steve Kinser
2) 7S-Jason Sides
3) 5W-Lucas Wolfe
4) 9-Joey Saldana
5) 2-Tim Kaeding
6) R19-Jason Solwold
7) 20-Paul McMahan
8) 7-Craig Dollansky
9) 10C-Jeremy Campbell
10) 36-Jason Martin

B-main (12 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 24-Terry McCarl
2) 14-Jason Meyers
3) 21-Daryn Pittman
4) 5C-Chad Hillier
5) D1-Justin Henderson [$200]
6) 15B-Mark Bitner [$180]
7) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [$175]
8) 11D-Dion Hindi [$160]
9) 21B-Jamie Bodo [$150]
10) 45-Kevin Nagy [$150]
11) 3J-Jeff Mueller [$150]
12) 44-Jeff Davis [$150]

A-main (30 laps) - Starting Position [#]
1) 11-Steve Kinser[1] [$10,000]
2) 7S-Jason Sides[2] [$5,500]
3) 2-Tim Kaeding[5] [$3,200]
4) 5W-Lucas Wolfe[3] [$2,800]
5) 7-Craig Dollansky[8] [$2,500]
6) R19-Jason Solwold[6] [$2,300]
7) 9-Joey Saldana[4] [$2,200]
8) 35-Jac Haudenschild[19] [$2,100]
9) 20-Paul McMahan[7] [$2,050]
10) 25-Billy Pauch[13] [$2,000]
11) 10C-Jeremy Campbell[9] [$1,500]
12) 21-Daryn Pittman[23] [$1,200]
13) 83-Danny Lasoski[22] [$1,100]
14) 8K-Zach Chappell[11] [$1,050]
15) 15-Donny Schatz[16] [$1,000]
16) 14-Jason Meyers[17] [$900]
17) 6-Tim Shaffer[12] [$800]
18) 1X-Randy Hannagan[14] [$800]
19) 36-Jason Martin[10] [$800]
20) 24-Terry McCarl[18] [$800]
21) 5C-Chad Hillier[21] [$800]
22) 3X-Chad Kemenah[24] [$800]
23) 11H-Kerry Madsen[20] [$800]
24) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr.[15] [$800]

Lap leaders: Jason Sides 1-18, Steve Kinser 19-30

KSE Hard Charger Award: Jac Haudenschild

-credit: woo

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tim Shaffer , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Craig Dollansky , Brooke Tatnell , Daryn Pittman , Jason Meyers , Jason Sides , Joey Saldana , Kerry Madsen , Paul McMahan , Randy Hannagan , Billy Pauch , Lucas Wolf , Jac Haudenschild , Chad Kemenah , Tim Kaeding , Sam Hafertepe Jr. , Tony Bruce Jr.
Teams Williams