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Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Sunday, November 6 2011

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Donny Schatz won the final two races of the season at the Lowes Foods World Finals presented by Tom’s Snacks, Coca-Cola and Nature’s Own at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Schatz backed up his dominating performance on night No. 1 with an exciting restart pass on Kerry Madsen to end night No. 2.

“We didn’t have the season that we wanted too but we finished strong,” said Schatz, driver of the #15 STP/Armor All/ Chevrolet. ”We finished second at Talladega and came in here and won both races. It’s a great way to end the season for our STP team here at the Dirt Track at Charlotte. Our car got better as we got the fuel load off and it settled down a little bit. Our line didn’t change much but the way our car went through the line got better.”

Madsen started alongside his brother, Ian, on the front row for the 65th and final series event in 2011. From the drop of the green flag, Kerry was the stronger of the two brothers and quickly walked away from the field. Only lap traffic and a mid race restart was enough to slow the #92 MRN Radio.com KPC. The pass for the lead was the beginning of a slide for Madsen as he slipped to seventh in the late stages. Steve Kinser moved into second to challenge his teammate for the win.

“We had an excellent race car all night long,” said Kinser, who will finish third in the final series standings. ”We should have gotten to the lower line earlier and stayed with Donny. The outside wasn’t too bad but Donny won a great race tonight. I can’t thank everyone on the Bass Pro Shops/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet enough. It was a great year and we’ll be back.”

Craig Dollansky powered his way to third using the outside line and nearly nabbed second from Kinser.

“The high side was great for us tonight,” said Dollansky. ”I thought we could’ve gotten Steve on that last restart but he had a strong car as well. Big Game Treestands and everyone that stands behind this car make it all happen each and every race. It’s great to be able to come down here to an event like the Lowes Foods World Finals to put on a great race for our fans, sponsors and partners.”

Youngster Cody Darrah charged his way to a fourth place finish, the highest placing Kasey Kahne Racing machine. Greg Hodnett rounded out the top-5 in an exciting 30 lap main event that closed out the 2011 campaign. Jason Meyers finished 8th and officially was crowned as the 2011 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Champion.

With the 2011 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in the books, all eyes now turn to the 41st Annual UNOH DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Fl. February 14 thru 25.

NOTEBOOK

WINNERS – There have been 65 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events in 2011. The winners include: Craig Dollansky – 9 (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, Clay County Fair Speedway on September 16); Steve Kinser – 9 (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, Antioch Speedway on September 12, Deer Creek Speedway on September 17); Jason Meyers – 9 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 8, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23, Autodrome Drummond on July 30, Castrol Raceway on August 26, Lernerville Speedway on September 24, Williams Grove Speedway on September 30, Williams Grove Speedway on October 7, Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on October 8, Fremont Speedway on October 15); Donny Schatz – 8 (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, the Dirt Track at Charlotte on November 4, the Dirt Track at Charlotte on November ); Joey Saldana – 6 (Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 3, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 19, Eldora Speedway on May 6, Beaver Dam Raceway on July 9, Hartford Motor Speedway on September 21, Eldora Speedway on September 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); 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); 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); David Gravel – 1 (Talladega Short Track on October 22); 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– Jason Meyers was the fastest qualifier around the 4/10th’s mile oval with a time of 12.662 seconds and earned five championship points. Also earning points were Craig Dollansky, Ed Lynch Jr., Kraig Kinser and Paul McMahan. It marked Meyers twelfth Quick Time of the season.

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; The Dirt Track at Charlotte; Concord , N.C; November 5, 2011

A-Main – (30 Laps)

1. 15-Donny Schatz[5][$10,000]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[4][$5,500]; 3. 7-Craig Dollansky[8][$3,200]; 4. 91-Cody Darrah[10][$2,800]; 5. 39-Greg Hodnett[16][$2,500]; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell[21][$2,300]; 7. 92-Kerry Madsen[2][$2,200]; 8. 14-Jason Meyers[6][$2,100]; 9. 6-Kraig Kinser[7][$2,050]; 10. 63-Chad Kemenah[9][$2,000]; 11. 83-Paul McMahan[3][$1,500]; 12. 2-Dale Blaney[15][$1,200]; 13. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[19][$1,100]; 14. 5-Jac Haudenschild[18][$1,050]; 15. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[11][$1,000]; 16. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr.[13][$900]; 17. 59-Brooke Tatnell[24][$800]; 18. 27-Daryn Pittman[20][$800]; 19. 51-Fred Rahmer[17][$800]; 20. D4-Danny Holtgraver[12][$800]; 21. 6R-Ian Madsen[1][$800]; 22. 9-Joey Saldana[-][$0]; 23. 1Z-Jessica Zemken[23][$800]; 24. 83X-Tim Shaffer[14][$800]; 25. 33-Danny Lasoski[22]

Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-21, Donny Schatz 22-30

KSE Hard Charger Award: 1-Sammy Swindell[+15]

Qualifying -

1. 14-Jason Meyers, 12.662; 2. 7-Craig Dollansky, 12.717; 3. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr., 12.761; 4. 6-Kraig Kinser, 12.819; 5. 83-Paul McMahan, 12.833; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.838; 7. 83X-Tim Shaffer, 12.865; 8. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.876; 9. 2-Dale Blaney, 12.907; 10. 92-Kerry Madsen, 12.921; 11. 39-Greg Hodnett, 12.946; 12. 51-Fred Rahmer, 12.959; 13. 5-Jac Haudenschild, 12.983; 14. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 12.992; 15. O4-Cap Henry, 12.996; 16. 6R-Ian Madsen, 13.018; 17. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.027; 18. 63-Chad Kemenah, 13.052; 19. 91-Cody Darrah, 13.062; 20. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 13.071; 21. 27-Daryn Pittman, 13.084; 22. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.092; 23. 33-Danny Lasoski, 13.095; 24. 4-Danny Smith, 13.101; 25. 1Z-Jessica Zemken, 13.102; 26. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.108; 27. 9-Joey Saldana, 13.129; 28. 16X-Bryan Sebbetto, 13.134; 29. 20E-Brian Ellenberger, 13.142; 30. 89G-David Gravel, 13.154; 31. 59-Brooke Tatnell, 13.161; 32. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.163; 33. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.168; 34. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.170; 35. 22-Jimmy Stinson, 13.210; 36. 35-Justin Henderson, 13.231; 37. 21-Shane Stewart, 13.261; 38. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 13.262; 39. 55-Terry McCarl, 13.275; 40. 28F-Davey Franek, 13.283; 41. 32-Justin Barger, 13.305; 42. O-Jamie Collard, 13.307; 43. 56R-Ryan Myers, 13.314; 44. OX-Chris Bell, 13.372; 45. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.424; 46. 3-Pete Miller, 13.507; 47. 71-Jessica Anderson, 13.566; 48. F21-Brian Brown, 13.604; 49. 16-Danny Mumaw, 13.621; 50. 23-Chris Shirek, 13.634; 51. 15A-Adam Wilt, 13.824; 52. 6W-Brad Wickam, 13.936; 53. 49H-Bob Howard, 13.948; 54. 3F-Rick Fraley, 14.375

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 6R-Ian Madsen[1] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[3] ; 3. 14-Jason Meyers[4] ; 4. 59-Brooke Tatnell[7] ; 5. 39-Greg Hodnett[2] ; 6. 49-Brad Sweet[6] ; 7. 32-Justin Barger[9] ; 8. 35-Justin Henderson[8] ; 9. 15A-Adam Wilt[11] ; 10. 3-Pete Miller[10] ; 11. 27-Daryn Pittman[5]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7-Craig Dollansky[4] ; 2. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[1] ; 3. 83X-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 4. 51-Fred Rahmer[2] ; 5. 21-Shane Stewart[8] ; 6. 9-Joey Saldana[6] ; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson[7] ; 8. 1-Sammy Swindell[5] ; 9. O-Jamie Collard[9] ; 10. 71-Jessica Anderson[10] ; 11. 6W-Brad Wickam[11]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 63-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[3] ; 3. 5-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 4. 33-Danny Lasoski[5] ; 5. 7S-Jason Sides[7] ; 6. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr.[4] ; 7. F21-Brian Brown[-] ; 8. 16X-Bryan Sebbetto[6] ; 9. 12-Lynton Jeffrey[8] ; 10. 49H-Bob Howard[11] ; 11. 56R-Ryan Myers[9]

Heat 4 – (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 91-Cody Darrah[1] ; 2. 6-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[2] ; 4. 2-Dale Blaney[3] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 6. 55-Terry McCarl[8] ; 7. OX-Chris Bell[9] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 9. 16-Danny Mumaw[10] ; 10. 20E-Brian Ellenberger[6] ; 11. 3F-Rick Fraley[11]

Heat 5 – (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. D4-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 2. 92-Kerry Madsen[3] ; 3. 83-Paul McMahan[4] ; 4. 1Z-Jessica Zemken[5] ; 5. 89G-David Gravel[6] ; 6. O4-Cap Henry[2] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[9] ; 8. 22-Jimmy Stinson[7] ; 9. 28F-Davey Franek[8]

Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 12 starting positions of A-feature)

1. 6R-Ian Madsen[1] ; 2. 92-Kerry Madsen[2] ; 3. 83-Paul McMahan[5] ; 4. 11-Steve Kinser[3] ; 5. 15-Donny Schatz[4] ; 6. 14-Jason Meyers[8] ; 7. 6-Kraig Kinser[6] ; 8. 7-Craig Dollansky[7] ; 9. 63-Chad Kemenah[10] ; 10. 91-Cody Darrah[11] ; 11. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[9] ; 12. D4-Danny Holtgraver[12]

D-Main – (6 Laps – Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. F21-Brian Brown[2] [$0]; 2. 71-Jessica Anderson[1] [$0]; 3. 49H-Bob Howard[6] [$100]; 4. 16-Danny Mumaw[3] [$100]; 5. 15A-Adam Wilt[4] [$100]; 6. 3F-Rick Fraley[7] [$100]; 7. 6W-Brad Wickam[5] [$100]; 8. 23-Chris Shirek[8] [$100]

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

1. 21-Shane Stewart[3] [-]; 2. 22-Jimmy Stinson[1] [-]; 3. 12-Lynton Jeffrey[4] [$125]; 4. 28F-Davey Franek[6] [$125]; 5. OX-Chris Bell[10] [$125]; 6. 32-Justin Barger[7] [$100]; 7. 3-Pete Miller[12] [$100]; 8. O-Jamie Collard[8] [$100]; 9. 71-Jessica Anderson[14] [$100]; 10. 55-Terry McCarl[5] [$100]; 11. F21-Brian Brown[13] [$100]; 12. 56R-Ryan Myers[9] [$100]; 13. 35-Justin Henderson[2] [$100]; 14. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[11] [$100]

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

1. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr.[1] [-]; 2. 39-Greg Hodnett[2] [-]; 3. 27-Daryn Pittman[4] [-]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell[5] [-]; 5. 9-Joey Saldana[8] [$200]; 6. 4-Danny Smith[6] [$180]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet[7] [$175]; 8. 20E-Brian Ellenberger[10] [$160]; 9. 89G-David Gravel[11] [$150]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides[13] [$150]; 11. 77X-Wayne Johnson[12] [$150]; 12. 21-Shane Stewart[-] [$150]; 13. 16X-Bryan Sebbetto[9] [$150]; 14. 22-Jimmy Stinson[-] [$150]; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[14] [$150]; 16. O4-Cap Henry[3] [$150]

– Courtesy of the Kyle Luetters and the World of Outlaws

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Sunday, November 6 2011
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