Kings Royal report 98-07-18

Haudenschild Wins His Third Kings Royal By Richard Day ROSSBURG, OH (July 18) - Now Jac Haudenschild has a Kings Royal championship for each of his children. "I knew I had to win one more of these because they give ...

Kings Royal report 98-07-18
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Haudenschild Wins His Third Kings Royal By Richard Day ROSSBURG, OH (July 18) - Now Jac Haudenschild has a Kings Royal championship for each of his children. "I knew I had to win one more of these because they give you a medal and I have three children (Justin, Racquel and Sheldon)," Haudenschild said Saturday after leading the final 14 laps to claim the $50,000 first prize in the 15th Annual Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway. "It really means a lot to me to win this race." Jac also won Kings Royal championships in 1987 and 1994. As is his style, Haudenschild won his seventh Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series "A" Feature of the year in dramatic fashion. The #22 Pennzoil Maxim stopped pumping fuel to the engine when Jac entered the third corner during the final lap, causing him to coast under the checkered flag - only three car-lengths ahead of hard-charging Sammy Swindell. "A fitting or something broke on the tank on the last lap," Haudenschild explained. "We put a bigger tank on for this (40- lap) race. We put plenty of fuel in on the red, but it wasn't getting where it needed to be. We just barely made it across the line. It sure scared me." Mechanical malfunctions cost Haudenschild two other Kings Royal championships, but he was not be denied Saturday as TNN: The Nashville Network telecast the action live to a national audience. Haudenschild, the third-fastest qualifier in the 60-car field, earned the right to start the main event outside the second row by following the Swindell brothers - Jeff and Sammy - and Steve Kinser across the finish line in the Channellock Dash. Sammy burst into the lead as the green flag fell in the "A" Feature. He was racing away from the field when "B" Feature winner Andy Hillenburg stopped his #2 J&J in turn four after hitting the retaining wall late in the third lap. Haudenschild, who passed Kinser early, took the low line through the second corner to pass Jeff Swindell for second place as the green flag replaced the yellow. The caution flag was flying again the next time around when Todd Kane stopped in turn four with a flat right rear tire. Jeff Shepard, 1996 Kings Royal champion Johnny Herrera and Brooke Tatnell coasted into the pits to make repairs during the caution. Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner Joey Saldana crashed into the wall in turn two as the race resumed. Swindell controlled the ensuing restart and had his #1 Channellock Stealth six car-lengths ahead of Jac when he entered lapped traffic during the 11th lap. He lost his advantage seven laps later when Charlie Fisher spun on the back straightaway. Haudenschild was unable to keep pace with the 1992 Kings Royal champion as the green flag replaced the yellow and was seven car-lengths behind Swindell when they entered lapped traffic again early in lap 25. Haudenschild caught Swindell within two laps, however. "We got a run on Sammy there going into one on the bottom and we were just able to slide up in front of him," Haudenschild said of the winning pass. "The Pennzoil ran great again tonight." Seconds later, Kinser steered his #11 Quaker State Maxim high between turns one and two to pass Jeff Swindell for third place. Keith Kauffman's flat right rear tire forced him to stop in the fourth corner late in the 28th lap. The red flag replaced the yellow so the cars could be refueled for the final 12 laps. A collision involving Dale Blaney and Daryn Pittman on the restart sent Pittman and the #21 Up Front J&J spinning in turn four. Haudenschild raced away from Swindell as the green flag replaced the yellow and was more than a half-straightaway ahead within five laps. A broken rear end on the #8H Maxim forced Joe Gaerte to stop on the back stretch, setting up a three-lap dash to the checkered flag. Haudenschild started building a comfortable advantage again as the race resumed, but almost lost it when his fuel system malfunctioned less than half a lap from the checkered flag. "I have to thank Jack Elden," Jac said. "He's given me three really good guys to work on the car - Dean Bruns, Dave Kinnard and Chris Hager. A lot of teams out here just have two guys, but Jack's given me three and they do a really good job. "Earl (Eldora Speedway owner Baltes) had the track just right. You could run pretty much anywhere you wanted to." The victory pushed Haudenschild into a tie with Rookie of the Year candidate Tyler Walker for 10th place in the points race. Kinser, a four-time Kings Royal champion, finished third, ahead of Jeff Swindell, Danny Lasoski, Blaney, 17th-starting Mark Kinser, Kenny Jacobs, Walker and Stevie Smith. The World of Outlaws will head to Hales Corners Speedway to make up the May 3rd event originally scheduled for Beaver Dam Raceway Monday. The series is also scheduled to visit Knoxville Raceway Wednesday, State Fair Motor Speedway Friday, I-55 Raceway Saturday and Route 66 Raceway Sunday. WoO 1998 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series 15th Annual Kings Royal Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH Saturday, July 18, Feature Program #38 Qualifications: 1. Joey Saldana, MOX Motorsports 17, 14.010; 2. Sammy Swindell, Swindell 1, 14.204; 3. Jac Haudenschild, Elden 22, 14.215; 4. Dale Blaney, Hylton-Blaney 93, 14.244; 5. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 14.425; 6. Andy Hillenburg, Hillenburg 2, 14.437; 7. Greg Hodnett, Helm 11H, 14.503; 8. Kenny Jacobs, Hughes 94, 14.516; 9. Danny Lasoski, Roth 83, 14.603; 10. Stevie Smith, Smith Racing 19, 14.659; 11. Jeff Shepard, Stewart 4J, 14.674; 12. Keith Kauffman, Johnson U2, 14.678; 13. Johnny Herrera, Sonner 47, 14.713; 14. Brooke Tatnell, Tatnell 7K, 14.738; 15. Jim Nier, Nier 00, 14.740; 16. Dean Jacobs, Ashworth 92, 14.761; 17. Kevin Huntley, Daughtery 7, 14.822; 18. Jeff Swindell, Two Winners 104+, 14.863; 19. Tyler Walker, Walker 35, 14.942; 20. Craig Dollansky, Gleason 21G, 15.000; 21. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 15.001; 22. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23S, 15.016; 23. Danny Smith, Smith 4, 15.041; 24. Don Kreitz, Jr., Kreitz 69, 15.047; 25. Daryn Pittman, Blevins 21, 15.065; 26. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 15.116; 27. Brian Paulus, P&P Motorsports 28, 15.129; 28. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 15.146; 29. Charlie Fisher, Fisher 48, 15.181; 30. Sarah Fisher, Fisher 9F, 15.242; 31. Butch Schroeder, Gottschalk 17S, 15.250; 32. Todd Kane, B&S Racing 5, 15.281; 33. Chad Kememaugh, Harble 15K, 15.286; 34. Rob Chaney, Chaney 42, 15.307; 35. Joe Gaerte, Holbrook 8H, 15.384; 36. Steve Suever, Suever 36S, 15.427; 37. Alan Schmidt, Schmidt 25S, 15.683; 38. Nick Naber, G&N Racing 6, 15.701; 39. Dave Freed, Freed 8F, 15.842; 40. Chris Fraley, Fraley 3F, 15.891; 41. Jeff Williams, McCullough 10W, 15.905; 42. Bobby Allen, Allen-Pell 1a, 15.979; 43. Tim Allison, Lotz 11x, 15.979; 44. Tim Shaffer, Brown 99S, 16.240; 45. Donnie Jeschke, Jeschke 99H, 16.265; 46. Billy Wilburn, Wilburn 0, 16.356; 47. Dwain Leiber, Leiber 62, 16.364; 48. Paul McMahan, Stanton 75, 16.387; 49. Fred Boso, Javalina Construction 7B, 16.540; 50. James Fisher, Fisher 48J, 16.593; 51. Chris Simon, Racing Motors 24C, 16.597; 52. Charlie Baker, Baker 1C, 16.626; 53. Mark Slade, Slade 1T, 16.663; 54. Keith Crabtree, Crabtree 51C, 16.710; 55. Brian Crisp, Crisp 1CX, 16.818; 56. Billy Jarrell, Jarrell 22J, 17.865; 57. Randy Fink, Fink 41, 18.046; 58. Jim Burgoon, Burgoon 2B, 18.281; 59. Steve Jenkins, Jenkins 21J, 18.458; 60. Larry Neighbors, Neighbors 29N, no time. First Racing Champions Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Daryn Pittman, 2. Johnny Herrera, 3. Tyler Walker, 4. Joey Saldana, 5. Greg Hodnett, 6. Butch Schroeder, 7. Tim Allison, 8. Alan Schmidt, 9. Fred Boso, 10. Brian Crisp. (first three qualified for the "A" Feature) Second Racing Champions Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Sammy Swindell, 2. Donny Schatz, 3. Todd Kane, 4. Craig Dollansky, 5. Brooke Tatnell, 6. Kenny Jacobs, 7. Nick Naber, 8. Billy Jarrell, 9. Tim Shaffer, 10. James Fisher. (first three qualified for the "A" Feature) Third Racing Champions Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild, 2. Mark Kinser, 3. Danny Lasoski, 4. Chad Kememaugh, 5. Jim Nier, 6. Dave Freed, 7. Donnie Jeschke, 8. Randy Fink, 9. Brian Paulus, 10. Chris Simon. (first three qualified for the "A" Feature) Fourth Racing Champions Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Dale Blaney, 3. Dean Jacobs, 4. Ed Lynch, Jr., 5. Frankie Kerr, 6. Charlie Baker, 7. Billy Wilburn, 8. Chris Fraley, 9. Jim Burgoon, 10. Rob Chaney. (first three qualified for the "A" Feature) Fifth Racing Champions Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Charlie Fisher, 3. Joe Gaerte, 4. Jeff Shepard, 5. Kevin Huntley, 6. Danny Smith, 7. Dwain Leiber, 8. Jeff Williams, 9. Steve Jenkins, 10. Mark Slade. (first three qualified for the "A" Feature) Sixth Racing Champions Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jeff Swindell, 2. Don Kreitz, Jr., 3. Keith Kauffman, 4. Andy Hillenburg, 5. Steve Suever, 6. Paul McMahan, 7. Sarah Fisher, 8. Bobby Allen, 9. Larry Neighbors, 10. Keith Crabtree. (first three qualified for the "A" Feature) Channellock Dash (five laps): 1. Jeff Swindell, 2. Sammy Swindell, 3. Steve Kinser, 4. Jac Haudenschild, 5. Stevie Smith, 6. Danny Lasoski, 7. Daryn Pittman, 8. Dale Blaney. (finish determined the first eight starting positions in the "A" Feature) C Feature (10 laps): 1. Brian Paulus, 2. Sarah Fisher, 3. Bobby Allen, 4. Nick Naber, 5. Tim Allison ($300); 6. Larry Neighbors ($290); 7. James Fisher ($280); 8. Billy Wilburn ($270); 9. Dwain Leiber ($260); 10. Billy Jarrell ($250); 11. Donnie Jeschke ($240); 12. Alan Schmidt ($160); 13. Jeff Williams ($220); 14. Chris Fraley ($210); 15. Fred Boso ($200); 16. Brian Crisp ($200); 17. Randy Fink ($200); 18. Chris Simon ($200); 19. Steve Jenkins ($200); 20. Jim Burgoon ($200); 21. Rob Chaney ($200); 22. Keith Crabtree ($200); 23. Mark Slade ($200); 24. Tim Shaffer ($200). (first four qualified for the "B" Feature) B Feature (12 laps): 1. Andy Hillenburg, 2. Kenny Jacobs, 3. Joey Saldana, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Craig Dollansky ($550); 6. Jeff Shepard 7. Brooke Tatnell, 8. Jim Nier ($390); 9. Frankie Kerr ($340); 10. Ed Lynch, Jr. ($300); 11. Paul McMahan ($230); 12. Chad Kememaugh ($250); 13. Bobby Allen ($340); 14. Danny Smith ($230); 15. Kevin Huntley ($240); 16. Brian Paulus ($340); 17. Charlie Baker ($230); 18. Sarah Fisher ($340); 19. Dave Freed ($230); 20. Steve Suever ($240); 21. Nick Naber ($340); 22. Butch Schroeder ($230). (first six qualified for the "A" Feature) A Feature (40 laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild ($50,050); 2. Sammy Swindell ($12,050); 3. Steve Kinser ($7,050); 4. Jeff Swindell ($4,050); 5. Danny Lasoski ($4,030); 6. Dale Blaney ($3,540); 7. Mark Kinser ($3,040); 8. Kenny Jacobs ($2,580); 9. Tyler Walker ($2,230); 10. Stevie Smith ($2,050); 11. Johnny Herrera ($1,940); 12. Don Kreitz, Jr., ($1,640); 13. Jeff Shepard ($1,800); 14. Donny Schatz ($1,640); 15. Greg Hodnett ($1,640); 16. Joe Gaerte ($1,530); 17. Keith Kauffman ($1,480); 18. Daryn Pittman ($1,450); 19. Dean Jacobs ($1,400); 20. Charlie Fisher ($1,340); 21. Brooke Tatnell ($1,365); 22. Joey Saldana ($1,350); 23. Todd Kane ($1,255); 24. Andy Hillenburg ($1,300). DNS - Craig Dollansky; replaced by Brooke Tatnell Lap leaders: Sammy Swindell 1-26, Jac Haudenschild 27-40 Vivarin Fast-Time Award winner: Joey Saldana WoO


Eldora report 98-07-17

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