Four Score: Jac Haudenschild Wins at Clay County Fair Speedway while Jason Meyers Retakes the World of Outlaws Point Lead Spencer, IA-September 17, 2010- Jac Haudenschild has won at numerous tracks from coast-to-coast in his career, though one...
Four Score: Jac Haudenschild Wins at Clay County Fair Speedway while Jason Meyers Retakes the World of Outlaws Point Lead
Spencer, IA-September 17, 2010- Jac Haudenschild has won at numerous tracks from coast-to-coast in his career, though one he had not won at was Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa. He changed that on Friday night as he bested fellow Hall of Famer Steve Kinser to score his fourth win of the 2010 campaign and his first at Clay County in the Arnold Motor Supply Shootout.
For Haudenschild, who started fifth in the 30-lap event, the $10,000 triumph was the 55th of his career with the World of Outlaws, as he remains 10th on the series all-time win list. The native of Wooster, Ohio has won twice in the state of Iowa this season with the first coming at Knoxville Raceway back in June.
"It always feels good to win," said Haudenschild. "I have to thank my car owner Lon Carnahan. He doesn't get a chance to come to many races and he was here tonight. I wish he could come to more races, but he has to stay home and make money so we can keep racing."
In what is the closest three-way championship battle in World of Outlaws history, Jason Meyers used a ninth-place finish to move back on top of the standings over Joey Saldana by five markers, with Steve Kinser third, 42 points back. Just nine races remain on the 2010 calendar.
Haudenschild used a run on the high side of turns three and four in the Owens-Corning Fiberglass XXX on the 23rd lap to dart past Kinser to take the top spot. On the 20th lap, he employed an impressive pair of moves to snag first the third spot from Donny Schatz on the high side of turn two, before diving under Sammy Swindell on the back straightaway to move into second and set his sights on Kinser, whom he would catch just a couple laps later. Haudenschild would lead the final eight laps.
"I was getting through the lapped cars pretty good," shared the winner. "I got trapped a couple of times and when I got by Steve (Kinser) I knew he would come back pretty tough. The car felt great all night. The crew did a good job and had this car running fast."
Haudenschild finished third at Clay County Fair Speedway last season after a ninth-place effort at the high-banked 3/8-mile in 2008. Since his return from a broken hand last month, Haudenschild has finished in the Top-10 in eight of 11 races.
"We've run pretty good here in the few times we have been here, so to win feels really good," Haudenschild said. "It's always neat to win at a place you have never won at it. We're pretty fast right now and everyone is working pretty good together."
Kinser led the first 22 laps on Friday night en route to the runner-up finish in the Bass Pro Shops Maxim, which marked his best-ever finish at Clay County Fair Speedway. After starting on the pole, he jumped out to a quick lead and was in lapped traffic by just the seventh lap. Kinser was out front on a couple of double file restarts and chose the low line each time quickly jumping out to a lead. The final restart of the night on the 19 th lap was a single file restart and again he opened a lead as Sammy Swindell and Donny Schatz battled for second.
"I should have gotten to the top I guess," stated Kinser after the race. "Sometimes that's the bad thing about leading the race, that the track changes. I knew the bottom was getting slow and loose down there. I probably should have went up there and tried it, but didn't and it was too late."
Donny Schatz edged out Sammy Swindell at the line for the third spot as the pair drag raced off the fourth turn. For Schatz it was his 32nd Top-Five finish of the season aboard the Armor All/STP J&J. In four starts at Clay County Fair Speedway with the World of Outlaws, Schatz has won twice, while finishing sixth or better in all four starts. He gained some ground in the World of Outlaws championship standings and is 108 points out of the lead as he chases his fifth consecutive title.
"It was a good race to the line," said Schatz. "I wasn't sure if it was going to go our way or not. We had a good enough car to finish third, but I wish we could have gotten up there and gotten a win. We'll just go on to tomorrow night and see if we can get a win up there."
The runner-up performance for Kinser was his series leading 52nd Top-10 finish of the season. He also leads the series with 36 Top-Fives as he chases his record 21st title. He moved to within 42 markers of Jason Meyers with nine races remaining on the season.
"We've been running good," noted Kinser. "We had a little bit of trouble at the Gold Cup and got upside down. We were leading the race the first night and broke a wheel. We came back and finished second on the night when the points didn't count. We were right there tonight and I should have switched places on the race track."
Sammy Swindell ran among the Top-Three for most of the 30-lap contest and ended up fourth in the Big Game Treestands Maxim. Paul McMahan was fifth in his first start at Clay County Fair Speedway since 2008 aboard the Great Clips Maxim.
Mark Dobmeier finished sixth in the Senske & Son J&J, with Kraig Kinser seventh in the Quaker State Maxim. Craig Dollansky, who was promoting the race along with his wife Julie, who was born and raised in Spencer, Iowa, came home eighth in the Big Game Treestands Maxim. Jason Meyers was ninth, which coupled with his third-place effort in time trials, which earned him three bonus points, helped him take a five-point lead over Joey Saldana in the standings as each of those drivers chases their first title. Lucas Wolfe rounded out the Top-10 in the Allebach Racing Maxim.
Saldana, who entered Friday night as the World of Outlaws point leader, raced his way into the main event through the Last Chance Showdown and earned the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award coming from 21st to finish 11th.
The World of Outlaws return to action on Saturday, September 18 at Deer Creek Speedway in Minnesota.
CLAY COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY NOTES
* FAST QUALIFIER: Paul McMahan paced the 34 cars that took time with an AMB i.t. timed lap around the semi-banked 3/8-mile oval at 13.925 seconds at 96.948 miles per hour. For his qualifying effort McMahan earned five bonus points. The next four fastest qualifiers also earned bonus points, including: Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4), Jason Meyers (3), Lucas Wolfe (2) and Danny Lasoski (1).
* CLAY COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAY QUALIFYING WINNERS: Jac Haudenschild, Mark Dobmeier, Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell won heat races. Steve Kinser won the Dash. Chad Kemenah won the Last Chance Showdown.
* PENALTY REVISED: Following an appeal of the penalties issued to Brad Sweet and Kasey Kahne Racing following an incident on August 21 at Nodak Speedway in Minot, North Dakota, a decision to revise the penalties has been reached by the World Racing Group Appeal Commission. Sweet's suspension has been reduced from five races to three, with the $2,500 fine issued to him being eliminated, while he remains on probation for the remainder of the 2010 season. Additionally the $2,500 fine to Kasey Kahne Racing stands along with probation for the remainder of the 2010 season.
* FEATURE WINNERS: There have been 60 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events held in 2010. The winners include: Joey Saldana (Thunderbowl Raceway, Volunteer Speedway, I-55 Raceway, Eldora Speedway-twice, Dodge City Raceway Park, River Cities Speedway, LaSalle Speedway, Beaver Dam Raceway, Lernerville Speedway, Nodak Speedway and Castrol Raceway), Jason Meyers (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Thunderbowl Raceway, Volunteer Speedway, Tri-State (Okla.) Speedway, Virginia Motor Speedway, I-96 Speedway, North Central Speedway, I-55 Raceway, Castrol Raceway and Silver Dollar Speedway), Steve Kinser (Volusia Speedway Park, Jackson Speedway, River Cities Speedway, Lakeside Speedway, Eldora Speedway, Autodrome Drummond, Fulton Speedway and Skagit Speedway), Jac Haudenschild (Paducah International Raceway, Knoxville Raceway, Skagit Speedway and Clay County Fair Speedway), Donny Schatz (Volusia Speedway Park, The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Ohsweken Speedway and Silver Dollar Speedway), Jason Sides (Houston Raceway Park , Tri-City Speedway, Missouri State Fair Speedway and Ohsweken Speedway), Craig Dollansky (Lone Star Speedway, Cedar Lake Speedway and Nodak Speedway), Sammy Swindell (Dodge City Raceway, Huset's Speedway and Silver Dollar Speedway), Lance Dewease (Lernerville Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway), Brooke Tatnell (Knoxville Raceway and Junction Motor Speedway), Dale Blaney (Limaland Motorsports Park), Doug Esh (Lebanon Valley Speedway), Greg Hodnett (Williams Grove Speedway), Danny Lasoski (Cottage Grove Speedway), Chad Layton (Williams Grove Speedway), Paul McMahan (Eldora Speedway), Fred Rahmer (Williams Grove Speedway) and Tim Shaffer (I-55 Raceway).
* 3/8-MILE-WINNERS: The World of Outlaws have raced 15 times on a track that size this season. The winners include: Joey Saldana (Dodge City Raceway Park, Nodak Speedway and Castrol Raceway), Craig Dollansky (Cedar Lake Speedway and Nodak Speedway), Jac Haudenschild (Paducah International Raceway and Clay County Fair Speedway), Jason Meyers (Tri-State-Okla. Speedway and Castrol Raceway), Sammy Swindell (Dodge City Raceway Park and Huset's Speedway), Steve Kinser (Fulton Speedway), Donny Schatz (Ohsweken Speedway), Jason Sides (Ohsweken Speedway) and Brooke Tatnell (Junction Motor Speedway).