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Larson Strikes Gold At Silver Dollar

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Sunday, September 11 2011

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Kyle Larson, a 19-year-old Elk Grove, Calif. native picked up his first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series win in one of the season’s biggest races, the Gold Cup Race of Champions.

Larson started on the pole of the 40-lap main event and never looked back at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif.

“Wow,” Larson said as he emerged from his car. “I would have never dreamed of getting a World of Outlaws win,let alone in a race like this. I’ve been coming to this race since before I even turned a year old and now I’m standing here holding the Gold Cup. This is absolutely surreal and I can’t believe it. I was good until we got to lap traffic and then it got tricky because I was better on the bottom and sometimes had to go high. Jason (Sides) got close a few times and I knew he would be a challenge. I would like to one day run NASCAR or Indy Cars but the World of Outlaws is where my heart is and I love running these races.”

Larson added to an already impressive 2011 season that saw the youngster capture yet another career milestone, which included the famed Belleville Nationals at the Belleville (Kan.) Highbanks. Sides started and finished the night in second. The Bartlett, Tenn. native tried as hard as he could to get near Larson but in the end, he came up just short.

“Kyle just ran a fantastic race all night long,” said Sides, who has four victories on the Outlaws tour this season. “Lap traffic was going to be our opportunity to catch up with him and try to pass him but we didn’t get it done. Good night for all of our guys and congratulations to Kyle on a great win.”

Andy Gregg appeared to be just as excited in Victory Lane as the race winner was. Gregg, another California driver, mounted numerous charges at Sides for the second spot and had to hold off Jac Haudenschild for to finish third.

“This is absolutely awesome,” said Gregg. “This is only my fourth night in this #1x machine and second night with my own seat in it so this is just unbelievable. I can’t thank all of these guys enough for everything they have done. We finished third at Gold Cup!”

Haudenschild would settle for the fourth position with Craig Dollansky rounding out the top-5. The Tony Stewart Racing tandem of Donny Schatz and Steve Kinser finished 6th and 7th with Lucas Wolfe, Jason Meyers and Tyler Wolf also in the Top-10. Larson’s win made it a clean sweep of the Gold Cup weekend for drivers from Elk Grove, Calif. as Paul McMahan won the opening night of the two day show.

The Outlaws wrap up their second west coast tour atAntioch (Calif.) Speedway on Monday, September 12.

NOTEBOOK

2011 WINNERS – There have been 52 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events in 2011. The winners include: Craig Dollansky – 8 (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, Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 24, I-55 Raceway on August 6, Skagit Speedway on September 2); Steve Kinser – 7 (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, River Cities Speedway on August 19, Huset’s Speedway on August 20); Donny Schatz – 6 (Attica Raceway Park on May 20, Princeton Speedway on June 25, Limaland Motorsports Park on July 13, Bloomington Speedway on August 5, Knoxville Raceway on August 13, Black Hills Speedway on August 23); Paul McMahan – 4 (the Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 28, Belleville Highbanks on June 3, Brockville-Ontario Speedway on July 29, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 9); Jason Meyers – 4 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 8, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23, Autodrome Drummond on July 30, Castrol Raceway on August 26); 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); Joey Saldana – 4 (Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 3, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 19, Eldora Speedway on May 6, Beaver Dam Raceway on July 9); 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); Tim Shaffer – 2 (Eldora Speedway on July 15, Lernerville Speedway on July 19); Dale Blaney – 1 (Lernerville Speedway on July 19); Cody Darrah – 1 (Castrol Raceway on august 27); Sam Hafertepe Jr. – 1 (Skagit Speedway on September 3); Greg Hodnett – 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Kraig Kinser – 1 (Cottage Grove Speedway on September 5); Kyle Larson – 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on September 10); Daryn Pittman – 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 13); Tony Stewart – 1 (Oshweken Speedway on July 27); Tyler Walker – 1 (Eldora Speedway on July 16.)

TIME TRIALS– Sammy Swindell was the fastest qualifier around the quarter mile oval with a time of 12.215 seconds and earned five championship points. Also earning points were Jonathon Allard, Craig Dollansky, Billy Strange and Jason Meyers. It marked Swindell’s eighth Quick Time of the season.

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Silver Dollar Speedway; Chico, Calif.; Sept. 10, 2011

A-Main – (40 Laps)

1. 99-Kyle Larson[1][$12,000]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides[2][$5,700]; 3. 1X-Andy Gregg[3][$3,500]; 4. 57-Jac Haudenschild[4][$3,000]; 5. 7-Craig Dollansky[5][$2,600]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz[8][$2,400]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser[10][$2,300]; 8. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[15][$2,200]; 9. 14-Jason Meyers[14][$2,150]; 10. 19-Tyler Wolf[16][$2,100]; 11. 83-Paul McMahan[18][$1,600]; 12. 83JR-Tim Kaeding[23][$1,350]; 13. 1-Sammy Swindell[13][$1,300]; 14. 19B-Bud Kaeding[20][$1,200]; 15. 9-Brad Sweet[17][$1,100]; 16. 6-Kraig Kinser[9][$1,000]; 17. 33E-Evan Suggs[7][$900]; 18. O-Jonathan Allard[6][$850]; 19. OO-Jason Statler[22][$800]; 20. 121-Shane Golobic[24][$800]; 21. 63-Chad Kemenah[25][$]; 22. 5D-Jason Solwold[21][$800]; 23. 92-Kerry Madsen[11][$800]; 24. 55-Trey Starks[12][$800]; 25. 11C-Roger Crockett[19][$800]

Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson 1-40

KSE Hard Charger Award : 83JR-Tim Kaeding[+11]

Qualifying

1. 1-Sammy Swindell, 12.215; 2. O-Jonathan Allard, 12.245; 3. 7-Craig Dollansky, 12.301; 4. 28X-Billy Strange, 12.360; 5. 14-Jason Meyers, 12.410; 6. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 12.452; 7. 19-Tyler Wolf, 12.464; 8. 9-Brad Sweet, 12.470; 9. 83-Paul McMahan, 12.476; 10. 57-Jac Haudenschild, 12.479; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.480; 12. 1X-Andy Gregg, 12.485; 13. 99-Kyle Larson, 12.487; 14. 33E-Evan Suggs, 12.488; 15. 11C-Roger Crockett, 12.500; 16. 17-Justin Sanders, 12.501; 17. 6-Kraig Kinser, 12.502; 18. 55-Trey Starks, 12.517; 19. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.518; 20. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.561; 21. 91-Cody Darrah, 12.572; 22. 19B-Bud Kaeding, 12.590; 23. 2-Kyle Hirst, 12.604; 24. 5D-Jason Solwold, 12.605; 25. 28-Ian Madsen, 12.624; 26. 92-Kerry Madsen, 12.637; 27. 2F-Brad Furr, 12.716; 28. 21-Mike Henry, 12.724; 29. 24C-Colby Copeland, 12.728; 30. 6R-Bill Rose, 12.745; 31. OO-Jason Statler, 12.754; 32. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 12.754; 33. 83JR-Tim Kaeding, 12.763; 34. 29-Justyn Cox, 12.778; 35. 121-Shane Golobic, 12.792; 36. 11VS-John Michael Bunch, 12.812; 37. 88-Brad Bumgarner, 12.836; 38. 7Y-Clayton Snow, 12.872; 39. 3F-Geoff Ensign, 12.888; 40. 63-Chad Kemenah, 12.889; 41. 82-Robbie Whitchurch, 12.919; 42. 92N-Andy Forsburg, 12.926; 43. 26M-Sean McMahan, 12.931; 44. 11MD-Mathew Davis, 12.990; 45. 25-Jason York, 13.001; 46. 89-Rico Abreu, 13.060; 47. 21M-Peter Murphy, 13.185; 48. 64-Steve Tatterson, 13.199; 49. 3C-Cody Lamar, 13.238; 50. 15X-Pat Harvey Jr., 13.586

Heat 1 – (10 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7S-Jason Sides[2] ; 2. 92-Kerry Madsen[6] ; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[3] ; 4. OO-Jason Statler[7] ; 5. 82-Robbie Whitchurch[9] ; 6. 91-Cody Darrah[5] ; 7. 1-Sammy Swindell[4] ; 8. 89-Rico Abreu[10] ; 9. 17-Justin Sanders[1] ; 10. 11VS-John Michael Bunch[8]

Heat 2 – (10 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1X-Andy Gregg[2] ; 2. 6-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 3. O-Jonathan Allard[4] ; 4. 19B-Bud Kaeding[5] ; 5. 44W-Austen Wheatley[7] ; 6. 19-Tyler Wolf[3] ; 7. 92N-Andy Forsburg[9] ; 8. 2F-Brad Furr[6] ; 9. 88-Brad Bumgarner[8] ; 10. 64-Steve Tatterson[10]

Heat 3 – (10 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 99-Kyle Larson[2] ; 2. 55-Trey Starks[1] ; 3. 7-Craig Dollansky[4] ; 4. 9-Brad Sweet[3] ; 5. 83JR-Tim Kaeding[7] ; 6. 26M-Sean McMahan[9] ; 7. 2-Kyle Hirst[5] ; 8. 21-Mike Henry[6] ; 9. 3C-Cody Lamar[10] ; 10. 7Y-Clayton Snow[8]

Heat 4 – (10 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 33E-Evan Suggs[2] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[1] ; 3. 83-Paul McMahan[3] ; 4. 5D-Jason Solwold[5] ; 5. 28X-Billy Strange[4] ; 6. 24C-Colby Copeland[6] ; 7. 11MD-Mathew Davis[9] ; 8. 15X-Pat Harvey Jr.[10] ; 9. 29-Justyn Cox[7]

Heat 5 – (10 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 11-Steve Kinser[1] ; 2. 57-Jac Haudenschild[3] ; 3. 14-Jason Meyers[4] ; 4. 121-Shane Golobic[7] ; 5. 28-Ian Madsen[5] ; 6. 63-Chad Kemenah[8] ; 7. 11C-Roger Crockett[2] ; 8. 6R-Bill Rose[6] ; 9. 25-Jason York[9]

Dash – (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 12 starting positions of A-feature)

1. 99-Kyle Larson[1] ; 2. 7S-Jason Sides[3] ; 3. 1X-Andy Gregg[2] ; 4. 57-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 5. 7-Craig Dollansky[5] ; 6. O-Jonathan Allard[6] ; 7. 33E-Evan Suggs[7] ; 8. 15-Donny Schatz[10] ; 9. 6-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 10. 11-Steve Kinser[11] ; 11. 92-Kerry Madsen[12] ; 12. 55-Trey Starks[9]

C-Main – (10 Laps – Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature)

1. 26M-Sean McMahan[8] [-]; 2. 29-Justyn Cox[1] [-]; 3. 88-Brad Bumgarner[3] [$125]; 4. 82-Robbie Whitchurch[6] [$125]; 5. 3C-Cody Lamar[13] [$125]; 6. 64-Steve Tatterson[12] [$100]; 7. 15X-Pat Harvey Jr.[14] [$100]; 8. 11MD-Mathew Davis[9] [$100]; 9. 7Y-Clayton Snow[4] [$100]; 10. 92N-Andy Forsburg[7] [$100]; 11. 89-Rico Abreu[11] [$100]; 12. 25-Jason York[10] [$100]; 13. 11VS-John Michael Bunch[2] [$100]; 14. 3F-Geoff Ensign[15] [$100]; 15. 21M-Peter Murphy[16] [$100]; 16. 63-Chad Kemenah[5] [$100]

B-Main – (12 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1-Sammy Swindell[1] [-]; 2. 19-Tyler Wolf[3] [-]; 3. 11C-Roger Crockett[4] [-]; 4. 83JR-Tim Kaeding[14] [-]; 5. 17-Justin Sanders[5] [$200]; 6. 2-Kyle Hirst[7] [$180]; 7. 28-Ian Madsen[8] [$175]; 8. 91-Cody Darrah[6] [$160]; 9. 2F-Brad Furr[9] [$150]; 10. 44W-Austen Wheatley[13] [$150]; 11. 24C-Colby Copeland[11] [$150]; 12. 6R-Bill Rose[12] [$150]; 13. 26M-Sean McMahan[15] [$150]; 14. 29-Justyn Cox[16] [$150]; 15. 28X-Billy Strange[2] [$150]; 16. 21-Mike Henry[10] [$150]

– Courtesy of Kyle Luetters and the World of Outlaws

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Sunday, September 11 2011
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