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'WILD CHILD' BECOMES WORLD OF OUTLAWS' FIRST REPEAT WINNER By Richard Day ROSSBURG, OH (April 15) - With more than 70 events on the 1995 schedule, World of Outlaws officials knew a different driver ...

'WILD CHILD' BECOMES WORLD OF OUTLAWS' FIRST REPEAT WINNER By Richard Day ROSSBURG, OH (April 15) - With more than 70 events on the 1995 schedule, World of Outlaws officials knew a different driver wouldn't win every time out. It took seven events, but Saturday night at Eldora Speedway the streak ended. Jac Haudenschild became the Skoal Outlaw Series' first repeat winner of the year. "Those last two laps, I ran as hard as I've ever run at Eldora," Haudenschild told the capacity crowd in victory lane. Had he not kept the #22 Pennzoil Maxim at top speed, fellow Ohioan Dave Blaney was poised to pass "The Wild Child" for the $9,000 victory and in the Skoal Outlaw Series point standings. Blaney battled Haudenschild for the lead for 23 laps before hard- charging Greg Hodnett crashed into the first-corner retaining wall, setting up a two-lap dash for the checkered flag. As the green flag replaced the yellow, Haudenschild took the high road around the high-banked, 1/2-mile oval while "The Buckeye Bullet" steered the #10 Vivarin J&J into the low groove in turn three. "The Wild Child" kept the #22 ahead of Blaney on his way to the eight-car-length victory. "I'd like to thank (car owner) Jack Elden, Pennzoil and our crew," Haudenschild said. "The crew has been doing a great job." "The Wild Child" earned the right to start the 30-lap "A" Feature inside the second row by following Mark Kinser and Blaney across the finish line in the Snap-on Tools Dash. Kinser burst into the lead and Haudenschild took second place from Blaney as the green flag fell in the main event. Amid heavy pressure, Mark managed to maintain the lead until the #5M Wirtgen Maxim's left rear torsion bar stop broke, enabling "The Wild Child" to take the lead with a high move into the first corner early in the fifth lap. Haudenschild quickly opened a 10-car-length advantage and caught the backmarkers early in lap six. Blaney caught "The Wild Child" in dense lapped traffic three laps later but was unable to execute the pass for the lead. Danny Lasoski drove the #47 Casey's General Stores Maxim past four cars during the first six laps. He passed fast-qualifier Charlie Fisher for third place midway through the eighth lap. Eleventh-starting Stevie Smith was also on the move, roaring into sixth place during the first 11 laps. He steered the #71M Ecowater Systems Maxim around Jeff Swindell and Fisher the next time around. Blaney was attempting to take the lead midway through the race when Kinser stopped in the fourth corner with a broken left rear brake line. When the race resumed, "The Wild Child" opened a six-car-length advantage within a lap. The leaders were half a lap ahead of the rest of the field when "The Buckeye Bullet" caught Haudenschild in lapped traffic with 10 laps remaining. Blaney tried to take the lead deep in turn four in heavy traffic two laps later, only to have "The Wild Child" hold him off. Haudenschild padded his lead when he took the low road into turn one to pass several backmarkers the next time around. Hodnett passed 10 sprinters during the first 25 laps and was reeling in Lasoski with two laps remaining when he allowed the #8TW Kele & Associates Maxim to hit the turn-one retaining wall. "The Buckeye Bullet" was on Haudenschild's rear bumper as the green flag replaced the yellow, but was unable to pass him for the victory. Rounding out the top 10 in the "A" Feature were Lasoski, Swindell, Smith, Joey Saldana, Jeff Shepard, 22nd-starting Tracy Hoover, Johnny Herrera and Dale Blaney. Smith received the Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award for racing into fifth place from his sixth-row starting position. Randy Hannagan, the next-to-last driver to qualify for the "A" Feature, raced past 12 sprinters to finish in 11th place. The World of Outlaws will take a week off before invading Bloomington Speedway Friday and Missouri International Race Park Saturday. 1995 WORLD OF OUTLAWS/SKOAL OUTLAW SERIES Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH, Saturday, April 15, Feature Program #7 Qualifications: 1. Charlie Fisher, Fisher 48, 14.529; 2. Joey Saldana, Wendt 77W, 14.661; 3. Joe Gaerte, Hamilton 77, 14.679; 4. Danny Lasoski, Sonner 47, 14.714; 5. Dale Blaney, Hughes 94, 14.723; 6. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 7TW, 14.735; 7. Stevie Smith, Motter 71M, 14.755; 8. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23S, 14.758; 9. Jeff Shepard, Poston 4A, 14.803; 10. Greg Hodnett, Two Winners 8TW, 14.845; 11. Bobby Davis, Jr., Davis 4, 14.891; 12. Johnny Herrera, Forbrook 5, 14.983; 13. Kenny Jacobs, Johnson U2, 14.986; 14. Keith Kauffman, Wahlie 1K, 15.000; 15. Rickey Hood, Herrera 45x, 15.027; 16. Byron Reed, B&S Racing 5R, 15.068; 17. Doug Kalitta, Kalitta 22K, 15.122; 18. Aaron Berryhill, Berryhill 97, 15.398; 19. Tracy Hoover, Crowder 9, 15.415; 20. Art Wendt, Wendt 77A, 15.605; 21. Jack Hewitt, Hampshire 63, 15.726; 22. Randy Hannagan, Hannagan 1x, 14.758; 23. Dean Jacobs, Davis 1F, 15.802; 24. Sheldon Kinser, Jr., Deboy 2JR, 15.869; 25. Duane Lieber, Lieber 62, 15.998; 26. Tim Engler, Engler 73, 16.008; 27. Terry Pletch, Pletch 29, 16.013; 28. Tim Clark, Clark 11C, 16.031; 29. Randy Kinser, Kinser 14, 16.077; 30. Gus Wasson, Wasson 4G, 16.296; 31. Chuck Scribner, Scribner 33S, 16.584; 32. Keith Crabtree, Crabtree 6C, 16.701. First Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jeff Shepard, 2. Charlie Fisher, 3. Dale Blaney, 4. Kenny Jacobs, 5. Doug Kalitta, 6. Randy Kinser, 7. Art Wendt, 8. Sheldon Kinser, Jr. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Keith Kauffman, 2. Jeff Swindell, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Joey Saldana, 5. Randy Hannagan, 6. Tim Engler, 7. Duane Lieber, 8. Gus Wasson. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Rickey Hood, 2. Stevie Smith, 3. Bobby Davis, Jr., 4. Joe Gaerte, 5. Terry Pletch, 6. Jack Hewitt, 7. Chuck Scribner, 8. Aaron Berryhill. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Johnny Herrera, 2. Danny Lasoski, 3. Frankie Kerr, 4. Byron Reed, 5. Dean Jacobs, 6. Tracy Hoover, 7. Tim Clark, 8. Keith Crabtree. (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) Finishing 1-4 in Friday's Preliminary Feature automatically qualified Dave Blaney, Mark Kinser, Jac Haudenschild and Andy Hillenburg for the first four starting positions in the Snap-on Tools Dash. Snap-on Tools Dash (five laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Dave Blaney, 3. Jac Haudenschild, 4. Charlie Fisher, 5. Andy Hillenburg, 6. Joey Saldana. (finish determined the first six starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Aaron Berryhill, 2. Tracy Hoover, 3. Randy Hannagan, 4. Tim Engler, 5. Jack Hewitt ($210); 6. Sheldon Kinser, Jr. ($185); 7. Duane Lieber ($160); 8. Terry Pletch ($110); 9. Art Wendt ($100); 10. Tim Clark ($90); 11. Chuck Scribner ($70); 12. Dean Jacobs ($60); 13. Keith Crabtree ($60); 14. Doug Kalitta ($60); 15. Randy Kinser ($60); 16. Gus Wasson ($60). (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (30 laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild ($9,000); 2. Dave Blaney ($5,000); 3. Danny Lasoski ($3,310); 4. Jeff Swindell ($3,010); 5. Stevie Smith ($2,260); 6. Joey Saldana ($2,085); 7. Jeff Shepard ($1,810); 8. Tracy Hoover ($1,730); 9. Johnny Herrera ($1,510); 10. Dale Blaney ($1,410); 11. Randy Hannagan ($1,230); 12. Joe Gaerte ($1,110); 13. Keith Kauffman ($1,060); 14. Andy Hillenburg ($1,000); 15. Tim Engler ($730); 16. Charlie Fisher ($610); 17. Byron Reed ($510); 18. Kenny Jacobs ($510); 19. Bobby Davis, Jr. ($510); 20. Greg Hodnett ($510); 21. Aaron Berryhill ($530); 22. Rickey Hood ($510); 23. Frankie Kerr ($510); 24. Mark Kinser ($500). Lap leaders: Mark Kinser 1-4, Jac Haudenschild 5-30 Wells Lamont Hard Charger Award winner: Stevie Smith WoO*eof

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Doug Kalitta , Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Jack Hewitt , Kenny Jacobs , Gus Wasson , Aaron Berryhill , Dean Jacobs , Joey Saldana , Randy Hannagan , Dave Blaney , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell