San Jose Preliminary Notes

'The Dude' Dominates San Jose Preliminary By Richard Day SAN JOSE, CA (August 27) - As much as Danny Lasoski loves racing at Knoxville Raceway, he also enjoys Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series...

'The Dude' Dominates San Jose Preliminary By Richard Day SAN JOSE, CA (August 27) - As much as Danny Lasoski loves racing at Knoxville Raceway, he also enjoys Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series events in car owner Dennis Roth's home state of California. "The Dude," who opened the series' 1999 season by winning at King Speedway, won the Preliminary Feature Friday when the series opened its annual California Tour at San Jose Speedway. Lasoski's fourth Preliminary Feature victory of the year pushed him to within 84 points of leader Mark Kinser. Knoxville's seven-time track champion was the second fastest- qualifier in the 49-car field. Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner Sammy Swindell was only .01 seconds quicker around the semi-banked, 1/3-mile oval. Lasoski won the Second NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race from outside the third row, then passed Kevin Gobrecht and Lance Blevins to finish second in the Channellock Dash. Lasoski started outside the front row, and took the lead by steering the #83 Beef Packers Eagle around Channellock Dash winner Jac Haudenschild as the green flag fell in the Preliminary Feature. Randy Hannagan, the 1993 San Jose Speedway champion, drove the #1x NetTaxi Hurricane past Tim Shaffer and Steve Kinser during the opening lap. He passed Sammy Swindell - who swept the California tour opener a year ago - with an inside move through turns three and four late in the second lap. Lasoski was 14 car-lengths ahead of Haudenschild when he entered lapped traffic five laps into the 20-lap race. Hannagan executed the same move he used to pass Swindell to take fourth place from Lance Blevins several seconds later. A mechanical problem caused Blake Robertson to stop in the second corner early in lap six. The caution flag fell, opening the track ahead of the leaders. Steve Kinser, winner of six Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series "A" Features at San Jose, took advantage of the restart, driving his #11 Quaker State Maxim past Swindell and Blevins during laps seven and eight to take over fifth place. Hannagan continued his run toward the front during the race's middle stages, passing Gobrecht for third place deep in turn four late in the ninth lap. "The Dude" was 12 car-lengths ahead of Haudenschild when he caught the backmarkers again two laps later. "The Wild Child," the main event winner at Jose Speedway on September 12, 1992, narrowed the gap to three car-lengths within three laps, however. Hannagan and Haudenschild exchanged the runner-up spot the next time around, "The Hurricane" taking the low line into the second corner only to have "The Wild Child" return the favor high in turn four. Duane Bonini, Jr., spun in the fourth corner seconds later, taking the leaders out of lapped traffic and setting up a five-lap dash to the checkered flag. Lasoski controlled the restart as "The King of the Outlaws" challenged Gobrecht for fourth place. Hannagan raced wheel-to-wheel with Haudenschild down the back straightaway the next time around, but was unable to surge ahead. "The Dude" was 10 car-lengths ahead of Haudenschild when he took the checkered flag. Hannagan and Gobrecht earned the other two automatic starting positions in Saturday's Channellock Dash by finishing third and fourth. Steve Kinser finished fifth, ahead of Swindell, Tim Shaffer, Blevins, Mark Kinser and "B" Feature winner Brent Kaeding. Stevie Smith made amends for his qualifying problems by passing eight cars on his way to a 12th-place finish. A broken left front shock on the #8H Energy Release Eagle forced Dale Blaney into the pit area as the sprinters lined up for the feature. Despite losing his fifth-row starting position, the 1998 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Rookie of the Year passed seven cars to finish 16th. WoO

1999 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series San Jose Speedway, San Jose, CA Friday, August 27, Preliminary Program Vivarin qualifications: 1. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 13.588; 2. Danny Lasoski, Roth 83, 13.598; 3. Tim Shaffer, Helm 11H, 13.646; 4. Randy Hannagan, TH Racing 1x, 13.656; 5. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 13.666; 6. Dale Blaney, Holbrook 8H, 13.672; 7. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 13.674; 8. Brad Furr, Furr 2F, 13.737; 9. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 13.739; 10. Brent Kaeding, M&M Racing 69, 13.804; 11. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 13.859; 12. Kevin Gobrecht, Hylton/Blaney 93, 13.895; 13. Bud Kaeding, Macieal 29, 13.904; 14. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 13.918; 15. Ronnie Day, Offil 88W, 13.943; 16. Johnny Herrera, DOCC Motorsports 1BK, 13.947; 17. Brooke Tatnell, Tatnell 7K, 13.951; 18. Kevin Pylant, Pylant 14P, 13.989; 19. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 104+, 13.996; 20. Peter Murphy, Williams 40, 14.007; 21. Todd Bammer, Bammer 18, 14.013; 22. Stevie Smith, Smith 19, 14.021; 23. Duane Bonini, Jr., Bonini 72, 14.121; 24. Blake Robertson, BR Motorsports 15R, 14.187; 25. Jason Meyers, Carter 14, 14.248; 26. Tommy Tarlton, Tarlton 21T, 14.255; 27. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 14.256; 28. Damien Gardner, Gardner 24, 14.279; 29. Randy Tiner, Steck 8B, 14.328; 30. Daryn Pittman, Sonner 47, 14.347; 31. Jason Statler, ATM/Rios 00, 14.407; 32. Eric Rossi, Wright 35W, 14.448; 33. Mark Monico, ATM Mtrsprts 21M, 14.476; 34. Jim Skinner, Skinner 73, 14.610; 35. Earl Stanton, Stanton 71, 14.614; 36. Lee Brewer, Jr., Brewer 1ST, 14.657; 37. Daniel Hood, Hood 33, 14.668; 38. Tim Kaeding, Pioneer 10, 14.722; 39. Steve Osbourne, Brown 2T, 14.722; 40. Sparky Howard, Papola 6, 14.856; 41. Brian Coelho, Coelho 5C, 14.964; 42. Greg Yannazzo, Yannazzo 76, 15.086; 43. John McDonald, McDonald 78, 15.094; 44. Gary Willey, Willey 2H, 15.119; 45. Mike Schriver, Schriver 72W, 15.327; 46. Carl Vucinich, Vucinich 5D, 15.349; 47. Keith Nafzger, Brown 9B, 15.939; 48. Ken Cox, Cox 52, 16.270; 49. Charlie Breshears, Breshears 10W, 17.135. First NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Lance Blevins, 2. Sammy Swindell, 3. Johnny Herrera, 4. Brooke Tatnell, 5. Brad Furr, 6. Todd Bammer, 7. Jason Meyers, 8. Mark Monico, 9. Randy Tiner, 10. Brian Coelho, 11. Mike Schriver, 12. Daniel Hood, 13. Charlie Breshears. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Second NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Danny Lasoski, 2. Ronnie Day, 3. Mark Kinser, 4. Stevie Smith, 5. Kevin Pylant, 6. Daryn Pittman, 7. Tommy Tarlton, 8. Jim Skinner, 9. Carl Vucinich, 10. Brent Kaeding. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Third NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild, 2. Donny Schatz, 3. Tim Shaffer, 4. Dale Blaney, 5. Jeff Swindell, 6. Jason Statler, 7. Andy Hillenburg, 8. Duane Bonini, Jr., 9. Earl Stanton, 10. Steve Osbourne, 11. John McDonald, 12. Keith Nafzger. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Fourth NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Kevin Gobrecht, 2. Bud Kaeding, 3. Steve Kinser, 4. Randy Hannagan, 5. Peter Murphy, 6. Lee Brewer, Jr., 7. Damien Gardner, 8. Eric Rossi, 9. Gary Willey, 10. Sparky Howard, 11. Ken Cox, 12. Blake Robertson. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Channellock Dash (five laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild, 2. Danny Lasoski, 3. Kevin Gobrecht, 4. Lance Blevins, 5. Sammy Swindell, 6. Steve Kinser, 7. Tim Shaffer, 8. Randy Hannagan. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the Preliminary Feature) C Feature (10 laps): 1. Tim Kaeding, 2. Lee Brewer, Jr., 3. Sparky Howard, 4. Brian Coelho ($100); 5. Earl Stanton ($80); 6. Steve Osbourne ($60); 7. John McDonald ($50); 8. Gary Willey ($40); 9. Greg Yannazzo ($30); 10. Mike Schriver ($30); 11. Carl Vucinich ($30); 12. Ken Cox ($30); 13. Keith Nafzger ($30); 14. Charlie Breshears ($30); 15. Daniel Hood ($30). (first three qualified for the Preliminary Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Brent Kaeding, 2. Blake Robertson, 3. Duane Bonini, Jr., 4. Andy Hillenburg, 5. Todd Bammer ($150); 6. Randy Tiner ($125); 7. Jason Meyers ($100); 8. Tommy Tarlton ($75); 9. Tim Kaeding ($80); 10. Damien Gardner ($50); 11. Jim Skinner ($40); 12. Daryn Pittman ($40); 13. Jason Statler ($40); 14. Mark Monico ($40); 15. Sparky Howard ($60); 16. Lee Brewer, Jr. ($60). (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature) Preliminary Feature (20 laps): 1. Danny Lasoski ($5,000); 2. Jac Haudenschild ($2,500); 3. Randy Hannagan ($1,700); 4. Kevin Gobrecht ($1,500); 5. Steve Kinser ($1,350); 6. Sammy Swindell ($1,250); 7. Tim Shaffer ($1,200); 8. Lance Blevins ($1,100); 9. Mark Kinser ($1,075); 10. Brent Kaeding ($1,070); 11. Brad Furr ($1,000); 12. Stevie Smith ($900); 13. Brooke Tatnell ($800); 14. Bud Kaeding ($700); 15. Jeff Swindell ($600); 16. Dale Blaney ($500); 17. Johnny Herrera ($400); 18. Blake Robertson ($420); 19. Ronnie Day ($400); 20. Donny Schatz ($400); 21. Peter Murphy ($400); 22. Andy Hillenburg ($420); 23. Kevin Pylant ($400); 24. Duane Bonini, Jr. ($420). Lap leader: Danny Lasoski 1-20 Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner: Sammy Swindell WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Tim Shaffer , Brad Furr , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Bud Kaeding , Sammy Swindell , Brooke Tatnell , Daryn Pittman , Jason Meyers , Randy Hannagan , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Tim Kaeding , Jason Statler , Peter Murphy , Jeff Swindell
Teams Williams