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Dale Blaney Wins Doty Classic

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Thursday, July 15 2010

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Dale Blaney, who has won some big races in his career, added another to that list on Wednesday night as he was victorious in The 22nd Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics at Limaland Motorsports Park in front of the largest crowd in the track’s storied history.

For Blaney, it was his second win in the Brad Doty Classic, though his first with the event being under the World of Outlaws sanction and first since the event was moved to Limaland Motorsports Park, where he has won a number of times in his career. The victory on Wednesday night was worth $10,000 to the native of Hartford, Ohio and was his fifth with the World of Outlaws.

“This is awesome,” said Blaney, an Ohio native. “I won this race a long, long time ago when it was an All Star race at Attica (Raceway Park). I’ve been in contention here a couple of times and ran a couple of times in the Top-10. I love this place when it gets like this, slick, with a little cushion, a little bottom and a little middle. I’ve made more laps than probably most everybody at this place, so that was crucial. This is a very special win.”

Blaney started on the pole in the Ti-22 Performance Maxim after winning the dash and beat fellow front row starter Kraig Kinser into turn one at the drop of the green. He quickly began to pull away when the first caution of the night flew on the sixth lap. The veteran was out front for two cautions and one red flag, choosing the low side of the ¼-mile bullring each time on the double file restarts. On a lap-20 restart, Paul McMahan inched ahead of Blaney in turn one, though Blaney blasted back by him in turn two and was credited with officially leading that lap and all 40 circuits on the night.

“I was looking for some help on the last one, whether I should go to the top,” explained the winner. “It made it easier when I saw (Jason) Sides beside me, because I didn’t know who was there and it made it a little easier of a choice. I knew someone would throw one at me in turn one and I just tried to diamond off and get into (turn) two as quick as I could. As long as I left (turn) two in the lead, I felt pretty good.”

Blaney looks to carry the momentum from his win in the Brad Doty Classic into this weekend’s King Royal at Eldora Speedway, where he is a former winner of that famed event with the World of Outlaws. He has won a World of Outlaws event in each of the last two seasons in his home state of Ohio.

“This leads into a big, huge month and a half of awesome racing,” shared Blaney. “It gives us a little momentum going into this weekend. I have always run well over there at Eldora (Speedway) and hopefully we can follow this up with a couple of good runs over there. If the car is as good over there as it was tonight, we’ll be a player.”

Steve Kinser got around Jason Sides on the last lap on Wednesday night to take the second position in the Bass Pro Shops Maxim, after the pair had a spirited battle. The 20-time series champion also challenged Paul McMahan for a number of laps earlier in the race for third. Kinser used the runner-up finish, which was his series-leading 34th Top-10 finish of the year to take over the lead in the World of Outlaws championship standings by four points over Joey Saldana, who finished 17th, as he chases his record 21st title.

“I stuck myself too much in the middle and kept thinking I was going to come in and work better than everybody else,” noted Kinser. “Finally I climbed on the top when the (No) 91 showed it back to me, and started driving around those guys, but I would have had to have found it earlier. I should have gone up there and tried it earlier, that’s my fault. I’m not going to complain, but I sure would have liked to have won it.”

Jason Sides wound up third in the Wetherington Tractor Service Maxim to match his best career finish at Limaland Motorsports Park. He got around Kraig Kinser at the start to move into third and then battled Paul McMahan for a number of laps for second.

“I probably should have stayed in the middle line that I was running and I thought we found something on the bottom and could get to (Dale) Blaney there and I left the middle open for Steve (Kinser) and he came charging,” said Sides. “To get beat by those two guys isn’t too bad, but I wanted to win it starting up toward the front. Maybe next year.”

After qualifying 32nd, Kinser found himself starting eighth in the fourth heat. He charged all the way to a second-place finish in that 10-lap contest to earn a spot in the dash, where he would finish seventh to pick up a fourth row starting spot in the feature. He got around Jessica Zemken on the second lap of the main event to move into sixth and then passed his son Kraig on the sixth circuit to move into the Top-Five. He then battled Danny Lasoski for fourth before working on McMahan and Sides.

“That definitely made a bunch of the night right there or I would have had to have started way at the back,” he stated of the heat race finish. “That saved our night.”

Sides did everything he could late in the race to try and track down Blaney. He was able to keep pace with him on a couple of restarts, but once the race got going again, Blaney would pull away each and every time, both in open track and in lapped traffic. The native of Bartlett, Tennessee opened the night by setting fast time for the fourth time this season.

“We got a little loose at the end and I was slipping and sliding coming off the corners with the wing all the way back,” Sides said. “It just got a little too loose, but we’ll take a third-place tonight.”

Kraig Kinser ended up fourth in the Quaker State Maxim on Wednesday night, with Paul McMahan fifth in the Great Clips Maxim. Tim Kaeding was sixth in the DTR Transport KPC, while Sam Hafertepe Jr. was seventh in the G.H. Plumbing Maxim. Danny Lasoski came home eighth in the Casey’s General Store JEI, with Greg Wilson ninth piloting the All Star Plumbing Maxim. Tim Shaffer rounded out the Top-10 aboard the Kistler Engines J&J.

The World of Outlaws return to action on Friday, July 16 with the Knight Before the Kings Royal at the famed Eldora Speedway.

Notes

•FAST QUALIFIER: Jason Sides paced the 47 cars that took time with an AMB i.t. timed lap around the semi-banked 1/4-mile oval at 11.008 seconds at 81.169 mph. For his qualifying effort, Sides earned five bonus points. The next four fastest qualifiers also earned bonus points, including: Tim Kaeding (4), Lee Jacobs (3), Lucas Wolfe (2) and Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1).

•LIMALAND MOTORSPORTS PAKR QUALIFYING WINNERS: Paul McMahan, Randy Hannagan, Dale Blaney and Danny Lasoski won heat races. Dale Blaney won the dash. Chad Kemenah won the Last Chance Showdown. Daryn Pittman won the C-Main

• FEATURE WINNERS: There have been 36 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, Dodge City Raceway Park, River Cities Speedway, LaSalle Speedway and Beaver Dam 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 and North Central Speedway), Steve Kinser (Volusia Speedway Park, Jackson Speedway, River Cities Speedway and Lakeside Speedway), Jason Sides (Houston Raceway Park , Tri-City Speedway and Missouri State Fair Speedway), Craig Dollansky (Lone Star Speedway and Cedar Lake Speedway), Jac Haudenschild (Paducah International Raceway and Knoxville Raceway), Donny Schatz (Volusia Speedway Park and The Dirt Track at Charlotte), Sammy Swindell (Dodge City Raceway and Huset’s Speedway), Brooke Tatnell (Knoxville Raceway and Junction Motor Speedway), Dale Blaney (Limaland Motorsports Park), Chad Layton (Williams Grove Speedway), Paul McMahan (Eldora Speedway) and Fred Rahmer (Williams Grove Speedway).

•1/4-WINNERS: Limaland Motorsports Park is a semi-banked ¼-mile oval. The World of Outlaws have raced four times this season on a track that size. The winners include: Joey Saldana (River Cities Speedway and LaSalle Speedway), Dale Blaney (Limaland Motorsports Park), Steve Kinser (River Cities Speedway), and Jason Sides (Houston Raceway Park).

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Limaland Motorsports Park; Lima, OH; July 14, 2010

Qualifying

1) 7S-Jason Sides 11.088

2) 83-Tim Kaeding 11.201

3) 24H-Lee Jacobs 11.213

4) 5W-Lucas Wolfe 11.217

5) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 11.249

6) 83X-Tim Shaffer 11.277

7) 1-Sammy Swindell 11.300

8) R19-Jac Haudenschild 11.310

9) 91-Paul McMahan 11.337

10) 1X-Randy Hannagan 11.345

11) 2-Dale Blaney 11.349

12) 97-Dean Jacobs 11.376

13) 11K-Kraig Kinser 11.390

14) 2B-Ben Gregg 11.404

15) 14Z-Jessica Zemken 11.4

16 16) 6-Danny Lasoski 11.421

17) 63-Chad Kemenah 11.422

18) 4X-Toni Lutar 11.436

19) W20-Greg Wilson 11.514

20) 22-Brian Ellenberger 11.521

21) 9-Joey Saldana 11.527

22) 49-Brad Sweet 11.532

23) 93-Sheldon Haudenschild 11.545

24) 5-Byron Reed 11.553

25) 3-Kerry Madsen 11.559

26) O-Jonathan Allard 11.563

27) 312-Mike Linder 11.564

28) 8H-Brian Paulus 11.580

29) 94-Zach Zimmerly 11.622

30) 7-Craig Dollansky 11.624

31) 2X-Brian Smith 11.648

32) 11-Steve Kinser 11.650

33) 3C-Cale Conley 11.652

34) 13-Daryn Pittman 11.663

35) 20-Tony Stewart 11.673

36) 15-Donny Schatz 11.734

37) 11M-Brandon Martin 11.760

38) 14-Jason Meyers 11.761

39) 78-Todd Kane 11.772

40) 17-Tyler Walker 11.772

41) 27-Keith Bloom 11.956

42) 45-Rob Chaney 11.985

43) OX-Brandon Wimmer 11.994

44) 28-Shawn Valenti 12.151

45) 4-Trevor Green 12.234

46) 96AU-Bruce White 12.235

47) 39-Alec Martin 13.005

Heat 1 (10 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature) – Starting Position [#]

1) 91-Paul McMahan[2]

2) 11K-Kraig Kinser[1]

3) 9-Joey Saldana[6]

4) 7S-Jason Sides[4]

5) 3-Kerry Madsen[7]

6) 63-Chad Kemenah[5]

7) 94-Zach Zimmerly[8]

8) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[3]

9) 4-Trevor Green[12]

10) 3C-Cale Conley[9]

11) 27-Keith Bloom[11]

12) 11M-Brandon Martin[10]

Heat 2 (10 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature) – Starting Position [#]

1) 1X-Randy Hannagan[2]

2) 83X-Tim Shaffer[3]

3) 14-Jason Meyers[10]

4) 83-Tim Kaeding[4]

5) O-Jonathan Allard[7]

6) 7-Craig Dollansky[8]

7) 13-Daryn Pittman[9]

8) 4X-Toni Lutar[5]

9) 2B-Ben Gregg[1]

10) 96AU-Bruce White[12]

11) 49-Brad Sweet[6]

Heat 3 (10 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature) – Starting Position [#]

1) 2-Dale Blaney[2]

2) 14Z-Jessica Zemken[1]

3) 1-Sammy Swindell[3]

4) 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[6]

5) W20-Greg Wilson[5]

6) 20-Tony Stewart[9]

7) 312-Mike Linder[7]

8) OX-Brandon Wimmer[11]

9) 2X-Brian Smith[8]

10) 78-Todd Kane[10]

11) 39-Alec Martin[12]

12) 24H-Lee Jacobs[4]

Heat 4 (10 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature) – Starting Position [#]

1) 6-Danny Lasoski[1]

2) 11-Steve Kinser[8]

3) 5W-Lucas Wolfe[4]

4) R19-Jac Haudenschild[3]

5) 15-Donny Schatz[9]

6) 5-Byron Reed[6]

7) 22-Brian Ellenberger[5]

8) 8H-Brian Paulus[7]

9) 17-Tyler Walker[10]

10) 97-Dean Jacobs[2]

11) 28-Shawn Valenti[11]

Dash (8 laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) – Starting Position [#]

1) 2-Dale Blaney[3]

2) 11K-Kraig Kinser[2]

3) 91-Paul McMahan[5]

4) 7S-Jason Sides[8]

5) 6-Danny Lasoski[9]

6) 14Z-Jessica Zemken[1]

7) 11-Steve Kinser[10]

8) 83-Tim Kaeding[7]

9) 1X-Randy Hannagan[4]

10) 83X-Tim Shaffer[6]

C-main (10 laps, top 2 finishers transferred to B-main) – Starting Position [#]

1) 13-Daryn Pittman[2]

2) OX-Brandon Wimmer[8]

3) 20-Tony Stewart[3] [$125]

4) 4-Trevor Green[10] [$125]

5) 27-Keith Bloom[7] [$125]

6) 39-Alec Martin[12] [$100]

7) 96AU-Bruce White[11] [$100]

8) 78-Todd Kane[5] [$100]

9) 3C-Cale Conley[1] [$100]

10) 11M-Brandon Martin[4] [$100]

11) 17-Tyler Walker[6] [$100]

12) 28-Shawn Valenti[9] [$100]

13) 45-Rob Chaney[13] [$100]

B-main (12 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to A-feature) – Starting Position [#]

1) 63-Chad Kemenah[5]

2) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[2]

3) 7-Craig Dollansky[13]

4) 24H-Lee Jacobs[1]

5) 4X-Toni Lutar[6] [$200]

6) 13-Daryn Pittman[15] [$180]

7) 22-Brian Ellenberger[7] [$175]

8) 94-Zach Zimmerly[12] [$160]

9) 5-Byron Reed[9] [$150]

10) 312-Mike Linder[10] [$150]

11) 2B-Ben Gregg[4] [$150]

12) OX-Brandon Wimmer[16] [$150]

13) 2X-Brian Smith[14] [$150]

14) 49-Brad Sweet[8] [$150]

15) 97-Dean Jacobs[3] [$150]

16) 8H-Brian Paulus[11] [$150]

A-main (40 laps) – Starting Position [#]

1) 2-Dale Blaney[1] [$10,000]

2) 11-Steve Kinser[7] [$5,500]

3) 7S-Jason Sides[4] [$3,200]

4) 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] [$2,800]

5) 91-Paul McMahan[3] [$2,500]

6) 83-Tim Kaeding[8] [$2,300]

7) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[13] [$2,200]

8) 6-Danny Lasoski[5] [$2,100]

9) W20-Greg Wilson[17] [$2,050]

10) 83X-Tim Shaffer[10] [$1,200]

11) 7-Craig Dollansky[22] [$1,500]

12) 14-Jason Meyers[24] [$1,200]

13) 1X-Randy Hannagan[9] [$1,100]

14) 1-Sammy Swindell[14] [$1,050]

15) 5W-Lucas Wolfe[12] [$1,000]

16) 14Z-Jessica Zemken[6] [$900]

17) 9-Joey Saldana[18] [$800]

18) R19-Jac Haudenschild[15] [$800]

19) 15-Donny Schatz[23] [$800]

20) 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[19] [$800]

21) 63-Chad Kemenah[16] [$800]

22) 3-Kerry Madsen[20] [$800]

23) 24H-Lee Jacobs[11] [$800]

24) 2B-Ben Gregg[25]

25) O-Jonathan Allard[21] [$800]

26) 22-Brian Ellenberger[26]

Note: Ben Gregg and Brian Ellenberger used World of Outlaws Provisionals to start the A-Feature.

Lap Leaders: Dale Blaney 1-40

KSE Hard Charger Award: Jason Meyers

Penske Power Position Award: Ben Gregg

World of Outlaws Championship Standings through July 14

Steve Kinser 5008

Joey Saldana 5004 -4

Jason Meyers 4966 -42

Donny Schatz 4821 -187

Jason Sides 4797 -211

Paul McMahan 4708 -300

Lucas Wolfe 4662 -346

Craig Dollansky 4570 -438

Jac Haudenschild 4536 -472

Kraig Kinser 4521 -485

–  Courtesy of Tony Veneziano and the World of Outlaws

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Thursday, July 15 2010
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