Skagit results 2008-08-30

Home Sweet Home: Solwold Wins at Skagit Speedway Alger, WA-- August 30, 2008-- Jason Solwold first competed at Skagit Speedway in 1994 and since that time, has turned more laps at the high-banked three-tenths-mile that he can remember, racking...

Home Sweet Home: Solwold Wins at Skagit Speedway

Alger, WA-- August 30, 2008-- Jason Solwold first competed at Skagit Speedway in 1994 and since that time, has turned more laps at the high-banked three-tenths-mile that he can remember, racking up over 40 wins, along with three championships. He put all of this experience to good use on Saturday night as the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series made their annual stop at the track, which was delayed a day by rain, leading all 30 laps to pick up his second career A-Feature victory with the series in the opener of the N C Machinery Caterpillar Clash.

Solwold started second and charged past Kerry Madsen on the opening lap as the pair raced into turn two on the high side of the track. From there, the native of nearby Burlington, Washington would endure three cautions and two red flag periods along with excessively heavy lapped traffic en route to the $8,000 triumph.

"We had a great race car tonight," said Solwold. "I've raced a lot of laps here and kind of know what this place will do. We just did our normal thing. We didn't do anything special. Lapped traffic was a bit of a headache, but we made it through it and we're happy to be here."

For Solwold, the victory was his fifth of the season and first since returning from a back injury that kept him out of action for several weeks in June and July. It was also the first Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory for his car owner Richard Saumere of Canada.

"My owners have been racing quite a while and have never won an Outlaws show and it feels really good to get on for them," shared Solwold. "We have a great team here and I am looking forward to things to come."

Solwold began the night by finishing second in the first heat race to earn a spot in the Crane Cams Dash, where he also finished second. Early in the 30-lap A-Feature he opened a sizeable lead which was negated on the fourth lap when the first caution of the night flew.

A strong restart propelled him to a comfortable lead again when the green flag flew, as he began to close in on lapped traffic. This gave Madsen and Jason Meyers a chance to close in on him. A lap-13 red flag gave Solwold an open track on the next restart.

Heavy lapped traffic again held up Solwold, with Madsen and Meyers right on him as the trio negotiated heavy traffic. Solwold had a couple of tense moments in lapped traffic, including narrowly missing a big accident involving Chad Hillier and Robbie Farr which occurred right in front of the leaders. He also nearly got caught up in an accident involving Travis Rutz.

"That was close and actually there was one more, I think over I turns three and four," Solwold said with a sigh of relief. "We had a little luck on our side and we'll take that. We'll take the luck and take the victory and come back."

Solwold used a strong restart aboard the Extreme Oilfield Technology Maxim with seven laps to go to jump to a comfortable lead over Madsen as the laps wound down. The leaders entered lapped traffic for the final time with three laps to go, giving Madsen one more shot at the leader, as he looked high off turns one and two and again in turns three and four.

"The restarts were good," said Solwold in Victory Lane. "We had a great race car tonight. I've raced a lot of laps here and kind of know what this place will do. We just did our normal thing. We didn't do anything special. Lapped traffic was a bit of a headache, but we made it through it and we're happy to be here."

Solwold now has two World of Outlaws A-Feature wins to go along with his two career preliminary feature triumphs. He'll look to keep his momentum going on Sunday in the $25,000 finale.

"Tomorrow night you'll have to start o the first couple of rows," he explained. "Hopefully the track will be a little bit more racy It will be a lot different tomorrow."

Kerry Madsen, the reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner, picked up a season-best second-place finish in the TK Concrete Maxim. He won the Crane Cams Dash to earn the pole for the 30-lap contest. A couple of times during the main event, he was able to gain ground on Solwold in traffic.

"We're pretty happy with second," said Madsen. "Every time we got to traffic, I thought I would have a shot, because you never knew what was going to happen and the caution would come out. Jason (Solwold) did a great job and he was quick in open track. I felt like I was better in lapped traffic."

Madsen has 30 Top-10 finishes on the season as he closes in on his first win of the year. The runner-up finish on Saturday also helped him move back into the seventh spot in points, ahead of Chad Kemenah.

"I was just waiting for traffic and on that last lap I was saving the high line in one. I just couldn't make it stick," Madsen explained. "We'll come back tomorrow night and see what we can do. I really want to thank Tony Vermeer and TK Concrete for giving us the opportunity to be out here this year. We're having a great time."

Jason Meyers finished third aboard the GLR Investments KPC to earn his 19th consecutive Top-Five finish. He started fourth and powered his way around Paul McMahan on the opening lap, after beginning the night by turning the fourth-fastest lap in time trials.

"These guys did a great job tonight, especially going out late to qualify and still getting a good time," said Meyers. "We had a week off and these guys spent all week working hard to make these race cars better. The car was certainly good here tonight. I thank them for that. It was just kind of a narrow race track tonight. I have been here when this place was really really racy and it just didn't widen out tonight. I'm sure they will work on it tonight and we'll have a better race track tomorrow."

Like Madsen, Meyers gained ground a couple of times on Solwold in traffic, only to have the caution fly. He tried everything he could to track down Solwold as the laps wound down. The California native used the low side of the track for a majority of the 30-lap contest.

"It's hard to get a run on the guys up front when they have clean air," he pointed out. "When you are in the middle of the pack, there is a great chance of getting bottled up. When you are up front, there is not much bottling up. I wanted to try the top in (turns) one and two pretty bad, but I just didn't know what it would do and I just didn't want to give up any spots. It was a good point night for us tonight."

Roger Crockett picked up his second career Top-Five finish with the World of Outlaws on Saturday night. The native of Medford, Oregon found his way around Kraig Kinser and Paul McMahan on the opening lap.

"It was a very good night," Crockett said, after climbing from his Omlid & Swinney Fire Protection Maxim "We had a great start, after lining up sixth. We got around a couple of guys right away and just kind of paced ourselves behind Jason. I think the track got pretty racy for the main event. They did what they could with it. I would have liked to have not see so many yellows, because our car was good in traffic and I think we may have bee able to get up there and battle those guys in traffic. On the same hand it keep you out of trouble and you don't have to fight all of those guys. We're happy with a fourth-place finish."

Jonathan Allard wound up fifth in the K&N Filters Maxim, with Paul McMahan in the Casey's General Store Maxim in sixth. Joey Saldana was seventh in the Budweiser/Open Joist Mopar-powered JEI. Jac Haudenschild was eighth in the Owens-Corning Fiberglass Maxim. Donny Schatz finished ninth in the Armor All J&J to extend his streak of Top-10 finishes this season to all 46 races. Kraig Kinser rounded out the Top-10 in the Bass Pro Shops Maxim.

The Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprit Car Series returns to action on Sunday night at Skagit Speedway, in the finale of the two-day event that will see the winner pocket $25,000.


* FAST QUALIFIER: Joey Saldana paced the 41 cars that took time with an AMB i.t. timed lap around the high-banked 3/10-mile oval at 11.372 seconds at 98.136 mph. For his qualifying effort, Saldana earned five bonus points. The next four fastest qualifiers also earned bonus points, including: Terry McCarl (4), Paul McMahan (3), Jason Meyers (2), and Travis Rutz (1).

* QUALIFYING WINNERS: Kerry Madsen, Kraig Kinser, Jonathan Allard and Roger Crockett won heat races... Kerry Madsen won the Crane Cams Dash...Chad Hillier won the B-Main...Chad Kemenah won the C-Main.

* UP NEXT: The finale at Skagit Speedway in Washington, on Sunday, August 31, which will pay $25,000 to-win.

Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Skagit Speedway; Alger, WA; August 30, 2008

1) 9-Joey Saldana 11.372
2) 24-Terry McCarl 11.414
3) 6-Paul McMahan 11.462
4) 14-Jason Meyers 11.487
5) 26-Travis Rutz 11.537
6) 21-Daryn Pittman 11.562
7) 15-Donny Schatz 11.563
8) R19-Jac Haudenschild 11.575
9) 55-Kerry Madsen 11.605
10) 20-Kraig Kinser 11.606
11) O-Jonathan Allard 11.607
12) 4E-Nicholas Engberg 11.610
13) 39C-Jason Solwold 11.630
14) 98M-Mitch Olson 11.632
15) 59-Eric Fisher 11.640
16) 7N-Roger Crockett 11.659
17) 2-Craig Dollansky 11.670
18) 5W-Lucas Wolfe 11.697
19) 7S-Jason Sides 11.705
20) 11EH-Marc Duperron 11.706
21) 5C-Chad Hillier 11.741
22) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 11.758
23) 7X-Robbie Farr 11.767
24) 66-Barry Martinez 11.769
25) 4-Brock Lemley 11.771
26) 8S-Destiny Hays 11.777
27) 18-Tony Bruce Jr. 11.782
28) 88-Jesse Whitney 11.787
29) 11-Steve Kinser 11.801
30) 4X-Toni Lutar 11.820
31) 83-Shane Stewart 11.862
32) 83E-Josh Edson 11.939
33) 8K-Chad Kemenah 11.978
34) 70-Colton Heath 11.978
35) 18X-Steve Kilcup 11.979
36) V8-Jeff Hodgson 11.983
37) 7-Wade Fleming 12.262
38) 9A-Steve Dyer 12.310
39) 17-Cameron Smith 12.314
40) 4S-Dan Simpson 12.319
41) 75-Kevin Smith 12.359
42) 7A-J J Hickle -.---

Heat 1 (10 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 55-Kerry Madsen
2) 39C-Jason Solwold
3) 2-Craig Dollansky
4) 9-Joey Saldana
5) 26-Travis Rutz
6) 8K-Chad Kemenah
7) 11-Steve Kinser
8) 4-Brock Lemley
9) 5C-Chad Hillier
10) 7-Wade Fleming
11) 75-Kevin Smith

Heat 2 (10 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 20-Kraig Kinser
2) 98M-Mitch Olson
3) 24-Terry McCarl
4) 21-Daryn Pittman
5) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.
6) 5W-Lucas Wolfe
7) 8S-Destiny Hays
8) 4X-Toni Lutar
9) 70-Colton Heath
10) 7A-J J Hickle
11) 9A-Steve Dyer

Heat 3 (10 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) O-Jonathan Allard
2) 6-Paul McMahan
3) 59-Eric Fisher
4) 7S-Jason Sides
5) 15-Donny Schatz
6) 83-Shane Stewart
7) 18-Tony Bruce Jr.
8) 7X-Robbie Farr
9) 18X-Steve Kilcup
10) 17-Cameron Smith

Heat 4 (10 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 7N-Roger Crockett
2) 14-Jason Meyers
3) 4E-Nicholas Engberg
4) R19-Jac Haudenschild
5) 11EH-Marc Duperron
6) 88-Jesse Whitney
7) 66-Barry Martinez
8) V8-Jeff Hodgson
9) 83E-Josh Edson
10) 4S-Dan Simpson

Crane Cams Dash (8 laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature)
1) 55-Kerry Madsen
2) 39C-Jason Solwold
3) 6-Paul McMahan
4) 14-Jason Meyers
5) 20-Kraig Kinser
6) 7N-Roger Crockett
7) O-Jonathan Allard
8) 9-Joey Saldana
9) 98M-Mitch Olson
10) 24-Terry McCarl

C-main (8 laps, top 2 finishers transferred to B-main)
1) 8K-Chad Kemenah
2) 70-Colton Heath
3) V8-Jeff Hodgson [$125]
4) 18X-Steve Kilcup [$125]
5) 7-Wade Fleming [$125]
6) 17-Cameron Smith [$100]
7) 9A-Steve Dyer [$100]
8) 75-Kevin Smith [$100]
9) 4S-Dan Simpson [$100]
10) 7A-J J Hickle [$100]

B-main (12 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 5C-Chad Hillier
2) 5W-Lucas Wolfe
3) 7X-Robbie Farr
4) 66-Barry Martinez
5) 4E-Nicholas Engberg [$200]
6) 11-Steve Kinser [$180]
7) 70-Colton Heath [$175]
8) 8S-Destiny Hays [$160]
9) 4X-Toni Lutar [$150]
10) 18-Tony Bruce Jr. [$150]
11) 88-Jesse Whitney [$150]
12) 8K-Chad Kemenah [$150]
13) 83-Shane Stewart [$150]
14) 83E-Josh Edson [$150]

A-main (30 laps) - Starting Position [#]
1) 39C-Jason Solwold[2] [$8,000]
2) 55-Kerry Madsen[1] [$4,000]
3) 14-Jason Meyers[4] [$2,500]
4) 7N-Roger Crockett[6] [$2,200]
5) O-Jonathan Allard[7] [$2,100]
6) 6-Paul McMahan[3] [$2,000]
7) 9-Joey Saldana[8] [$1,800]
8) R19-Jac Haudenschild[14] [$1,600]
9) 15-Donny Schatz[13] [$1,500]
10) 20-Kraig Kinser[5] [$1,300]
11) 24-Terry McCarl[10] [$1,200]
12) 11-Steve Kinser[25] [$500]
13) 4-Brock Lemley[26] [$1,000]
14) 59-Eric Fisher[16] [$700]
15) 7S-Jason Sides[19] [$600]
16) 5W-Lucas Wolfe[18] [$600]
17) 98M-Mitch Olson[9] [$600]
18) 11EH-Marc Duperron[20] [$600]
19) 2-Craig Dollansky[17] [$600]
20) 8K-Chad Kemenah[24] [$0]
21) 26-Travis Rutz[11] [$600]
22) 21-Daryn Pittman[12] [$600]
23) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[22] [$600]
24) 66-Barry Martinez[24] [$600]
25) 7X-Robbie Farr[23] [$600]
26) 5C-Chad Hillier[21] [$600]

Note: Steve Kinser and Chad Kemenah used World of Outlaws provisionals to start the A-Feature.

Lap Leaders: Jason Solwold 1-30

Chicken Hawk Hot Lap Award: Jason Solwold
Penske Power Position Award: Jason Meyers
SuperClean Start of the Night Award: Jason Solwold
KSE Hard Charger Award: Steve Kinser

-credit: woo

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Craig Dollansky , Daryn Pittman , Jason Meyers , Jason Sides , Joey Saldana , Jonathan Allard , Kerry Madsen , Kraig Kinser , Paul McMahan , Shane Stewart , Toni Lutar , Lucas Wolfe , Jac Haudenschild , Chad Kemenah , Roger Crockett , Mitch Olson , Marc Duperron , Sam Hafertepe Jr. , Tony Bruce Jr.