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Steve Kinser has been in contention for wins nearly every single time he has raced at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in New York. He continued his dominance of “The Fast Track” on Saturday nigh,t winning the New Yorker 25 to score the 11th victory of his career at Rolling Wheels before a huge crowd on a chilly fall night. In 27 career starts at Rolling Wheels, the 20-time World of Outlaws champion has finished in the Top-10 each and every time.

Kinser lined up fourth and moved up to third on the opening lap getting by Daryn Pittman. He then worked on Jason Meyers for third and dove under him coming off turn three on the ninth lap. That set up a battle between Kinser and his son Kraig for the top spot. The pair went at it for the next eight laps, with Steve taking the lead from Kraig on the 17th lap on the low side of turns one and two. For Kinser the $10,000 triumph was his ninth win of the season and the 561st of his amazing career.

“We’ve always seemed to run good here and it’s a place that suits my driving style and our race cars,” said Kinser. “We’ve been running good everywhere, and just had a terrible three weeks and ran into too many things. That’s the way it goes. We’ve had a good enough race car to win the points this year and I gave it away.”

The New Yorker 25 went non-stop green-to-checkers without a single caution, putting the leaders in traffic for a majority of the contest. Kinser led the final nine laps of the race aboard the Bass Pro Shops Maxim.

“It doesn’t happen very often, but it does occasionally,” he shared of a race going non-stop. “You put 24 good race cars out there like tonight and you’ll get a race like that.”

The 25-lapper began with Kraig Kinser taking the lead from pole sitter Jason Meyers on the high side of turn two. He quickly opened a lead on Meyers and found himself in lapped traffic just a handful of laps into the race. At that same point Meyers had his hands full with Steve Kinser.

After taking the top spot, Steve Kinser jumped out to a sizeable lead, before some late race lapped traffic allowed Donny Schatz and Meyers to gain some ground on him, before he pulled away over the last couple of laps.

“There was one time when there were about seven or eight cars that Kraig (Kinser) and I were going through and Jason (Meyers) as well,” noted the winner. “Once we got by them we had some open track for the last five or so laps and the car felt great.”

Schatz made a late race charge to come home second in the Armor All/STP J&J. The four-time and defending series champion lined up sixth and was up to fourth just a single lap into the race. He got around both Meyers and Kraig Kinser on the 20th circuit to move into second.

“We were able to get some cars in traffic,” said Schatz. “We were decent, but needed to be a lot better there. We couldn’t get off the top and that is uncharacteristic of this car. We’re working hard to get through it and try to get ourselves some wins.”

Meyers, the current World of Outlaws point leader, ended up third in the GLR Investments KPC to remain on top of the standings as he chases his first series title. He now leads Kinser by 98 points, with Schatz third, 106 back and Joey Saldana fourth, 133 points out of the top spot with three races remaining.

“There are two ways to look at it, but we are disappointed,” shared Meyers. “We had a good car and I was a little too loose early in the race and really started to come on later in the going, but it was too little too late. We have the big picture in mind though. While we are disappointed with tonight that we didn’t win we are thinking about the big picture and it was a good solid night.”

Schatz opened the New Yorker 25 by setting fast time of the 30-cars that took to the blazing fast 5/8-mile. The four-time and defending series champion was not surprised by the main event going non-stop and always looks forward to racing in lapped traffic.

“This is a good place to come and have that scenario,” stated the North Dakota native of the caution-free race. “It’s big and fast and usually gets slowed down quite a bit. Tonight it was pretty quick and this place doesn’t have a bad reputation for yellows or reds.”

Meyers had three spirited battles over the course of the 25-lapper. After Kraig Kinser took the lead, he battled back. Then he and Steve Kinser battled for second, before he and Schatz battle for the runner-up spot.

“I enjoy races like that,” shared Meyers. “I think it shows you who saves their cars until the end. I really enjoy going from green-to-checkers. I think it shows you who really has the whole package.”

Kraig Kinser, who led the first 16 laps of the New Yorker 25, came home fourth in the Quaker State Maxim to score his eighth Top-Five finish of the season.

Daryn Pittman was fifth in the Lealands.com J&J, with Danny Lasoski sixth aboard the Casey’s General Store JEI. Jason Sides came from 17 th to finish seventh in the Wetherington Tractor Service Maxim. Jac Haudenschild was eighth in the Owens-Corning Fiberglass XXX, with Paul McMahan ninth piloting the Great Clips Maxim. Craig Dollansky rounded out the Top-10 in the Big Game Treestands Maxim.

The World of Outlaws return to action on Saturday, Oct. 16 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. for an event that was postponed by rain earlier this season.

NOTES

•FAST QUALIFIER: Donny Schatz paced the 30 cars that took time with an AMB i.t. timed lap around the semi-banked 5/8-mile oval at 16.037 seconds at 140.301 miles per hour. For his qualifying effort Schatz earned five bonus points. The next four fastest qualifiers also earned bonus points, including: Danny Lasoski (4), Jac Haudenschild (3), Jason Meyers (2) and Lucas Wolfe (1).

•ROLLING WHEELS RACEWAY PARK QUALIFYING WINNERS: Jessica Zemken, Craig Dollansky, Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Jason Meyers won heat races. Jason Meyers won the Dash. Toni Lutar won the Last Chance Showdown.

• FEATURE WINNERS: There have been 66 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, Castrol Raceway and Deer Creek Speedway), 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, Skagit Speedway and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park), Jac Haudenschild (Paducah International Raceway, Knoxville Raceway, Skagit Speedway, Clay County Fair Speedway and Eldora Speedway), Donny Schatz (Volusia Speedway Park, The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Ohsweken Speedway, Silver Dollar Speedway and Lernerville Speedway), Jason Sides (Houston Raceway Park, Tri-City Speedway, Missouri State Fair Speedway and Ohsweken Speedway), Sammy Swindell (Dodge City Raceway, Huset’s Speedway, Silver Dollar Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway), Craig Dollansky (Lone Star Speedway, Cedar Lake Speedway and Nodak Speedway), Lance Dewease (Lernerville Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway), Greg Hodnett (Williams Grove Speedway-twice), Brooke Tatnell (Knoxville Raceway and Junction Motor Speedway), Dale Blaney (Limaland Motorsports Park), Doug Esh (Lebanon Valley 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).

•5/8-MILE-WINNERS: Rolling Wheels Raceway Park is a semi-banked 5/8-mile oval. The World of Outlaws have raced once this season on a track that size. The winner was Steve Kinser (Rolling Wheels Raceway Park).

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Rolling Wheels Raceway Park; Elbridge, NY; October 9, 2010

Qualifying

1) 15-Donny Schatz 16.037

2) 6-Danny Lasoski 16.192

3) R19-Jac Haudenschild 16.258

4) 14-Jason Meyers 16.268

5) 5W-Lucas Wolfe 16.295

6) 27-Daryn Pittman 16.309

7) 91-Paul McMahan 16.387

8) 11K-Kraig Kinser 16.412

9) 14Z-Jessica Zemken 16.413

10) 7-Craig Dollansky 16.413

11) 11-Steve Kinser 16.435

12) 8-Blake Breen 16.567

13) 87-George Suprick III 16.571

14) 89-Robbie Stillwaggon 16.631

15) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 16.713

16) 63-Chad Kemenah 16.723

17) 7S-Jason Sides 16.725

18) 9-Joey Saldana 16.747

19) 2B-Ben Gregg 16.770

20) 22-Brian Ellenberger 16.809

21) 4X-Toni Lutar 16.871

22) 79-Davey Sammons 16.931

23) 7X-Ed Aikin 16.943

24) 32-Justin Barger 17.051

25) 28FM-Steve Poirier 17.151

26) 77X-Randy Hannagan 17.209

27) 42W-Rick Wilson 17.461

28) 5-Keith Dempster 17.649

29) 17T-Jeff Taylor 18.089

30) 22D-Bruce DeWick 18.546

31) 15AW-April Wilson -.—

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature) – Starting Position [#]

1) 14Z-Jessica Zemken[2]

2) 87-George Suprick III[1]

3) 15-Donny Schatz[4]

4) 7S-Jason Sides[5]

5) 5W-Lucas Wolfe[3]

6) 4X-Toni Lutar[6]

7) 28FM-Steve Poirier[7]

8) 17T-Jeff Taylor[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature) – Starting Position [#]

1) 7-Craig Dollansky[2]

2) 27-Daryn Pittman[3]

3) 9-Joey Saldana[5]

4) 6-Danny Lasoski[4]

5) 89-Robbie Stillwaggon[1]

6) 79-Davey Sammons[6]

7) 77X-Randy Hannagan[7]

8) 22D-Bruce DeWick[8]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature) – Starting Position [#]

1) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[1]

2) 11-Steve Kinser[2]

3) R19-Jac Haudenschild[4]

4) 91-Paul McMahan[3]

5) 2B-Ben Gregg[5]

6) 7X-Ed Aikin[6]

7) 42W-Rick Wilson[7]

8) 15AW-April Wilson[8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature) – Starting Position [#]

1) 14-Jason Meyers[4]

2) 11K-Kraig Kinser[3]

3) 8-Blake Breen[2]

4) 63-Chad Kemenah[1]

5) 22-Brian Ellenberger[5]

6) 32-Justin Barger[6]

7) 5-Keith Dempster[7]

Dash (6 laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) – Starting Position [#]

1) 14-Jason Meyers[4]

2) 11K-Kraig Kinser[2]

3) 27-Daryn Pittman[3]

4) 11-Steve Kinser[8]

5) 14Z-Jessica Zemken[1]

6) 15-Donny Schatz[6]

7) 7-Craig Dollansky[7]

8) 6-Danny Lasoski[5]

9) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[10]

10) 87-George Suprick III[9]

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

1) 4X-Toni Lutar[1]

2) 77X-Randy Hannagan[6]

3) 79-Davey Sammons[2]

4) 7X-Ed Aikin[3]

5) 32-Justin Barger[4] [$200]

6) 28FM-Steve Poirier[5] [$180]

7) 42W-Rick Wilson[7] [$175]

8) 22D-Bruce DeWick[10] [$160]

9) 5-Keith Dempster[8] [$150]

10) 17T-Jeff Taylor[9] [$150]

11) 15AW-April Wilson[11] [$150]

A-main (25 laps) – Starting Position [#]

1) 11-Steve Kinser[4] [$10,000]

2) 15-Donny Schatz[6] [$5,500]

3) 14-Jason Meyers[1] [$3,200]

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

5) 27-Daryn Pittman[3] [$2,500]

6) 6-Danny Lasoski[8] [$2,300]

7) 7S-Jason Sides[17] [$2,200]

8) R19-Jac Haudenschild[11] [$2,100]

9) 91-Paul McMahan[13] [$2,050]

10) 7-Craig Dollansky[7] [$2,000]

11) 9-Joey Saldana[18] [$1,500]

12) 63-Chad Kemenah[16] [$1,200]

13) 77X-Randy Hannagan[24] [$1,100]

14) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[9] [$1,050]

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

16) 4X-Toni Lutar[21] [$900]

17) 22-Brian Ellenberger[20] [$800]

18) 89-Robbie Stillwaggon[15] [$800]

19) 14Z-Jessica Zemken[5] [$800]

20) 87-George Suprick III[10] [$800]

21) 2B-Ben Gregg[19] [$800]

22) 79-Davey Sammons[22] [$800]

23) 8-Blake Breen[14] [$800]

24) 7X-Ed Aikin[23] [$800]

Lap Leaders: Kraig Kinser 1-16, Steve Kinser 17-25

KSE Hard Charger Award: Randy Hannagan

Penske Power Position Award: Toni Lutar

World of Outlaws Championship Standings through October 9

Jason Meyers 8887

Steve Kinser 8789 -98

Donny Schatz 8781 -106

Joey Saldana 8754 -133

Jason Sides 8640 -247

Paul McMahan 8621 -266

Craig Dollansky 8185 -702

Lucas Wolfe 8096 -791

Danny Lasoski 8093 -794

Kraig Kinser 7987 -900

– Courtesy of Tony Veneziano and the World of Outlaws

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Sunday, October 10 2010
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