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Sides Gets Out Of Dodge A Winner

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Sunday, July 3 2011

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Jason Sides knew he wasn’t going to get very many shots to pass a strong race leader in 2010 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Champion Jason Meyers. The Clovis, Calif. native had been stout all weekend in Dodge City, Kan. and started the second night of the-two day show on the pole and led early on. However, lap traffic proved to be the window of opportunity that outside pole sitter Sides needed.

“Lap traffic played a big role in tonight’s race,” said an exhausted yet excited Sides, who led the final 17 laps of the 30 lap event at Dodge City Raceway Park. “Jason (Meyers) got in there a little bit hot and slid up the track a bit and that opened the bottom up for me. There was quite a bit of wet stuff low so that was the best place for our car. When I saw that open up, I knew I had to take it.”

Meyers wound up second after fending off a hard charging Sammy Swindell for third and there was quite a bit of disappointment in the former champion’s voice during post race interviews.

“This one is on me tonight,” said Meyers. “My crew has been working so hard and it just seems like this is how our year has gone the whole way. We’ve been close quite a bit. But I take the blame for this one. I was really wanting to get these guys into victory lane tonight.”

Swindell rounded out the podium finishers after setting Quick Time on the night with a 13.570 lap around the three eighths mile oval. Swindell battled his Big Game Tree Stands teammate, Craig Dollansky throughout the main event for the third spot.

“Craig and I had a good battle going there,” said Swindell, who has four victories on the season. “It was a lot of back and forth which was good and I was able to find the line that worked really well for my car and that was the best I could do.”

Dollansky, the previous night’s winner, settled for fourth with Ben Gregg slotting in the fifth position. Series points leader Donny Schatz finished 8 th and retook the series points lead by seven over Joey Saldana, who finished 13th

The Outlaws are back in action again at Cedar Lake Speedway on Friday, July 8 and Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, July 9.

NOTEBOOK

QUICK TIME – Sammy Swindell was the night’s fastest qualifier with a lap around the three eighths-mile oval in 13.570 seconds, earning five championship points. Ben Gregg, Craig Dollansky, Chad Kemenah and Jason Sides also earned qualifying points. It marked Swindell’s third Quick Time of the season.

WINNERS – There have been 26 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events in 2011. The winners include: Craig Dollansky – 5 (Silver Dollar Speedway on March 12, Salina Highbanks Speedway on May 3, River Cities Speedway on June 17 and 18, Dodge City Raceway Park on July 1); Steve Kinser – 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 11 and 12, Pike County Raceway on Feb. 25, the Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Lakeside Speedway on June 4); Sammy Swindell – 4 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 26, Merced Speedway on April 1, Tri-State Speedway on April 30, Knoxville Raceway on June 11); Jason Sides – 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Calistoga Speedway on April 2, I-96 Speedway on May 30, Dodge City Raceway Park on July 2); Joey Saldana – 3 (Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 3, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 19, Eldora Speedway on May 6); Paul McMahan – 2 (the Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 28, Belleville Highbanks on June 3); Donny Schatz – 2 (Attica Raceway Park on May 20, Princeton Speedway on June 25); Daryn Pittman – 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 13.)

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Dodge City Raceway Park; Dodge City, Kan.; July 2, 2011

A-Main – (30 Laps)

1. 7S-Jason Sides[2][$10,000]; 2. 14-Jason Meyers[1][$5,000]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell[5][$3,000]; 4. 7-Craig Dollansky[3][$2,700]; 5. 2B-Ben Gregg[4][$2,500]; 6. 11-Steve Kinser[7][$2,200]; 7. 92-Kerry Madsen[8][$2,000]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz[6][$1,800]; 9. 83-Paul McMahan[13][$1,600]; 10. 63-Chad Kemenah[10][$1,450]; 11. 6R-Bill Rose[11][$1,300]; 12. 36-Jason Martin[16][$1,200]; 13. 9-Joey Saldana[9][$1,100]; 14. 91-Cody Darrah[14][$1,000]; 15. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[17][$950]; 16. 6-Kraig Kinser[12][$900]; 17. 11X-Patrick Stasa[20][$850]; 18. 33-Kris Miller[21][$750]; 19. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[15][$725]; 20. O-Steven Richardson[23][$700]; 21. 21-Taylor Velasquez[24][$700]; 22. 20PK-Ron Krysl[19][$700]; 23. 97-Brian Herbert[18][$700]; 24. 91X-Jeff Stasa[22][$700]

Lap Leaders: Jason Meyers 1-13, Jason Sides 14-30

KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-Paul McMahan[+4]

Qualifying -

1. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.570; 2. 2B-Ben Gregg, 13.754; 3. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.809; 4. 63-Chad Kemenah, 13.835; 5. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.848; 6. 6R-Bill Rose, 13.853; 7. 14-Jason Meyers, 13.950; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.971; 9. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.983; 10. 92-Kerry Madsen, 13.983; 11. 6-Kraig Kinser, 13.996; 12. 9-Joey Saldana, 14.109; 13. 83-Paul McMahan, 14.133; 14. 91-Cody Darrah, 14.262; 15. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 14.388; 16. 36-Jason Martin, 14.505; 17. 18-Tony Bruce Jr, 14.513; 18. 97-Brian Herbert, 15.029; 19. 2J-Zach Blurton, 15.053; 20. 20PK-Ron Krysl, 15.087; 21. 11X-Patrick Stasa, 15.100; 22. O-Steven Richardson, 15.111; 23. 33-Kris Miller, 15.232; 24. 91X-Jeff Stasa, 15.258; 25. 21-Taylor Velasquez, 15.336; 26. 1T-Ty Williams, 15.439

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 92-Kerry Madsen[1] ; 2. 14-Jason Meyers[2] ; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell[4] ; 4. 63-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 5. 83-Paul McMahan[5] ; 6. 36-Jason Martin[6] ; 7. 21-Taylor Velasquez[9] ; 8. 2J-Zach Blurton[7] ; 9. O-Steven Richardson[8]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 15-Donny Schatz[2] ; 2. 2B-Ben Gregg[4] ; 3. 6-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 4. 7S-Jason Sides[3] ; 5. 91-Cody Darrah[5] ; 6. 33-Kris Miller[8] ; 7. 1T-Ty Williams[9] ; 8. 20PK-Ron Krysl[7] ; 9. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[6]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9-Joey Saldana[1] ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[2] ; 3. 6R-Bill Rose[3] ; 4. 7-Craig Dollansky[4] ; 5. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[5] ; 6. 97-Brian Herbert[6] ; 7. 11X-Patrick Stasa[7] ; 8. 91X-Jeff Stasa[8]

Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature

1. 14-Jason Meyers[1] ; 2. 7S-Jason Sides[2] ; 3. 7-Craig Dollansky[4] ; 4. 2B-Ben Gregg[5] ; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell[6] ; 6. 15-Donny Schatz[7] ; 7. 11-Steve Kinser[8] ; 8. 92-Kerry Madsen[9] ; 9. 9-Joey Saldana[10] ; 10. 63-Chad Kemenah[3]

B-Main – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[1] [-]; 2. 11X-Patrick Stasa[4] [-]; 3. 91X-Jeff Stasa[6] [-]; 4. 20PK-Ron Krysl[3] [-]; 5. O-Steven Richardson[5] [-]; 6. 21-Taylor Velasquez[7] [-]; 7. 1T-Ty Williams[8] [$200]; 8. 2J-Zach Blurton[2] [$180]

– Courtesy of Kyle Luetters and the World of Outlaws

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Sunday, July 3 2011
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