World of Outlaws at Cedar Lake Speedway on Monday, July 12th

'Dude' Holds Off Swindell to Win at Cedar Lake By Richard Day SOMERSET, WI (July 12) - With defending Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series champion Steve Kinser winning three of the last five main events and...

'Dude' Holds Off Swindell to Win at Cedar Lake By Richard Day SOMERSET, WI (July 12) - With defending Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series champion Steve Kinser winning three of the last five main events and closing to within 25 points of him the standings, Danny Lasoski knew it was time to pick up the pace. "The Dude" did just that Monday when a record crowd packed Cedar Lake Speedway, passing Sammy Swindell late in the second lap and holding him off throughout the final 39 for the $10,000 victory. "I give my guys all the credit for this one," Danny said. "They picked the right tire. We got a good run on the top early, and once we got the lead we just did what it took to hang on." The victory, the first of Lasoski's career at Cedar Lake Speedway, was his seventh of the season. He was 39 points ahead of "The King of the Outlaws" when the series headed to Eldora Speedway to race for three days for more than $200,000 in prize money. Lasoski, the second-fastest qualifier in the 31-car field, earned the right to start the 40-lap "A" Feature outside the second row by following the Swindell brothers - Jeff and Sammy - and Stevie Smith across the finish line in the Channellock Dash. Jeff Swindell burst into first place from the pole as the green flag fell in the main event, only to have Jimmy Kouba spin in the first corner before the leaders completed the opening lap. Sammy Swindell, a five-time winner at Cedar Lake, drove his #1 Channellock Stealth around Jeff on the complete restart. Lasoski took the high line into the third corner to pass Jeff for second place late in the opening lap. Lasoski kept the #83 Beef Packers Eagle in the high groove and took the lead in turn four the next time around. Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner Tyler Walker followed "The Dude" around the top of the high-banked, 3/8-mile oval and passed Jeff for third in the fourth corner. "I told my guys that wherever Sammy went on the start, we were going the other way," Danny said. Tim Shaffer brought out the caution flag one lap later when he took the #11H Vivarin Maxim for a spin in turn two. Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series points leader Mark Kinser started inside the fourth row. He relegated Jeff to sixth place by winning a back-straightaway drag race within seconds after the green flag replaced the yellow. He continued his run to the front the next time around, steering the #5M Mopar Maxim deep into the second corner to pass Donny Schatz. Walker, who passed Schatz for third place during the sixth lap, lost the position one lap later when he stopped the #35 Air Sep Maxim in turn four with a flat right rear tire. Jac Haudenschild surrendered 10th place when he coasted into the pits with a flat left front tire. Walker was racing back through the field when he hit the outside retaining wall in turn two and went over the guard rail. Tyler was uninjured, but the #35 was too severely damaged for him to continue. Lasoski got off to a quick start as the green flag replaced the red, and was eight car-lengths ahead of Sammy when he entered lapped traffic during lap 14. Steve Kinser and Andy Hillenburg passed Jeff Swindell for fifth and sixth place, respectively, during the 16th and 17th laps. The leaders were racing down the back stretch midway through the race when Mark Toews flipped in front of them. Everybody managed to dodge the #5T before stopping as the red flag fell. Hillenburg made a run toward the front as the race resumed, passing Steve Kinser deep in the first corner and taking fourth from Schatz with an inside move in turn three. Kinser followed Andy into the fourth corner to pass Schatz for fourth place. Kevin Gobrecht lost 10th place when the right rear tire on the #93 Amoco J&J lost air pressure late in the 37th lap. Lasoski controlled the restart, and survived a last-lap scare when Kurt Winker's right rear tire exploded as he crossed the finish line. "The Dude" pulled off a miraculous move to dodge Winker, and took the checkered flag with five car-lengths to spare. "About the only chance I had (to open a comfortable advantage) was if someone missed the line in traffic," Lasoski explained. "When the 10W (Winker) slid out there in (turns) one and two toward the end, I knew it was the break I needed. I knew it was going to freight train behind me, and that let us get away a little bit." Mark Kinser finished third, ahead of Hillenburg, Steve Kinser, Schatz, Smith, Jeff Swindell, Johnny Herrera and Brooke Tatnell. Craig Dollansky started inside row 11 and raced past 10 cars to finish in 11th place. WoO

1999 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Cedar Lake Speedway, Somerset, WI Monday, July 12, Feature Program #38 Vivarin qualifications: 1. Tyler Walker, Walker 35, 11.844; 2. Danny Lasoski, Roth 83, 12.003; 3. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 12.018; 4. Johnny Herrera, DOCC Motorsports 1BK, 12.031; 5. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 12.054; 6. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 12.124; 7. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 12.237; 8. Lance Blevins, Blevins 21, 12.292; 9. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 12.334; 10. Kevin Gobrecht, Hylton/Blaney 93, 12.373; 11. Stevie Smith, Smith 19, 12.415; 12. Brooke Tatnell, Tatnell 7K, 12.434; 13. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 104+, 12.494; 14. Dean Jacobs, Holbrook 8H, 12.528; 15. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 12.595; 16. Kurt Winker, Winker 10W, 12.642; 17. Daryn Pittman, Sonner 47, 12.800; 18. Donny Goeden, Goeden 27G, 12.875; 19. Tim Shaffer, Helm 11H, 12.875; 20. Mark Toews, Toews 5T, 12.891; 21. Craig Dollansky, Dollansky 7, 12.900; 22. Terry McCarl, Forbrook 5, 12.992; 23. Al Hargrave, Hargrave 8, 13.052; 24. Jim Carter, Rudeen 14, 13.085; 25. Jerry Richert, Jr., Vanderecken 10, 13.120; 26. Matt Wasmund, Wasmund 4W, 13.135; 27. Jimmy Kouba, Kouba 2K, 13.145; 28. Scott Young, Young 1Y, 13.157; 29. Tony Norem, Sibet 45, 13.490; 30. Roger Rager, Rager 16, 13.769; 31. Greg Curzon, Curzon 3C, 14.591. First NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Tyler Walker, 2. Kurt Winker, 3. Jac Haudenschild, 4. Lance Blevins, 5. Craig Dollansky, 6. Jerry Richert, Jr., 7. Daryn Pittman, 8. Tony Norem. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Second NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Sammy Swindell, 2. Danny Lasoski, 3. Andy Hillenburg, 4. Kevin Gobrecht, 5. Donny Goeden, 6. Terry McCarl, 7. Matt Wasmund, 8. Roger Rager. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Third NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Dean Jacobs, 4. Donny Schatz, 5. Tim Shaffer, 6. Jimmy Kouba, 7. Al Hargrave, 8. Greg Curzon. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth NAPA Auto Parts Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Jeff Swindell, 2. Mark Kinser, 3. Johnny Herrera, 4. Brooke Tatnell, 5. Mark Toews, 6. Scott Young, 7. Jim Carter. (first five qualified for the "A" Feature) Channellock Dash (seven laps): 1. Jeff Swindell, 2. Sammy Swindell, 3. Stevie Smith, 4. Danny Lasoski, 5. Tyler Walker, 6. Donny Schatz, 7. Mark Kinser, 8. Johnny Herrera. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) B Feature (10 laps): 1. Daryn Pittman, 2. Terry McCarl, 3. Scott Young, 4. Jimmy Kouba, 5. Jerry Richert, Jr. ($200); 6. Matt Wasmund ($180); 7. Al Hargrave ($150); 8. Gregg Curzon ($110); 9. Jim Carter ($90); 10. Tony Norem ($80); 11. Roger Rager ($60). (first four qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (40 laps): 1. Danny Lasoski ($10,000); 2. Sammy Swindell ($5,000); 3. Mark Kinser ($3,000); 4. Andy Hillenburg ($2,500); 5. Steve Kinser ($2,300); 6. Donny Schatz ($2,200); 7. Stevie Smith ($2,100); 8. Jeff Swindell ($2,000); 9. Johnny Herrera ($1,800); 10. Brooke Tatnell ($1,700); 11. Craig Dollansky ($1,400); 12. Lance Blevins ($1,200); 13. Daryn Pittman ($1,120); 14. Tim Shaffer ($1,050); 15. Terry McCarl ($1,020); 16. Kevin Gobrecht ($900); 17. Jac Haudenschild ($700); 18. Donny Goeden ($550); 19. Dean Jacobs ($550); 20. Kurt Winker ($550); 21. Jimmy Kouba ($570); 22. Mark Toews ($550); 23. Tyler Walker ($550); 24. Scott Young ($570). Lap leaders: Sammy Swindell 1, Danny Lasoski 2-40 Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner: Tyler Walker WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Tim Shaffer , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Craig Dollansky , Tyler Walker , Brooke Tatnell , Daryn Pittman , Dean Jacobs , Scott Young , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera , Jeff Swindell