Series Barberville Sunday results 2009-02-08

Four Score: Schatz wins for the fourth time during the 38th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH Barberville, FL-- February 8, 2009--Donny Schatz had one goal when he arrived at Volusia Speedway Park last week for the 38th Annual Alltel ...

Series Barberville Sunday results 2009-02-08

Four Score: Schatz wins for the fourth time during the 38th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH

Barberville, FL-- February 8, 2009--Donny Schatz had one goal when he arrived at Volusia Speedway Park last week for the 38th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH and that was to pick up as many wins as he could for his Tony Stewart Racing team. He completed a stellar six night run at the half-mile on Sunday night, leading flag to flag in the 30-lap event for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series to earn his fourth win in six nights.

The $10,000 victory for three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion was the 90th of his career with the series. It was also his third with the series at Volusia Speedway Park, making him the winningest driver with the World of Outlaws at the half-mile.

"It was a good week for us," said Schatz. "My guys worked so hard over the winter. We can't be disappointed with four (wins) and we set our expectations high. They're on it and making these things roll and making the right changes. They are doing a phenomenal job."

Schatz lined up fourth in the Armor All J&J and went three wide into the second turn with Cale Conley who started on the pole along with veteran Fred Rahmer who led the field into turn one. By the time the trio entered turns three and four Schatz was in the lead and began to quickly pull away.

"I knew I had a good enough car that if I entered the corner right I could go through the middle," said the North Dakota native. "It's fun to have that and I figured no sense in waiting around, I might as well go. I pushed the envelope and had a good run on those guys through the middle and it got us up front right away."

Schatz set a blistering pace early on and was nearly in lapped traffic on the sixth lap when the only caution of the night flew for 2001 World of Outlaws champion Danny Lasoski. Schatz used a strong restart to pull away as Stevie Smith moved into second. He masterfully worked his way through traffic on the half-mile, as the final 24 laps of the race went non-stop. At the checkered flag, he won by nearly five seconds.

"The car definitely gets better as the race goes on and you can't ask for more than that," Schatz noted. "They are fun cars to drive and fun cars in traffic. That is what we thrive on, getting to traffic. That's what makes the difference between winning and losing the races. I was pushing myself to get through it and I got through it. That's what makes the racing fun."

Smith, who is eighth on the World of Outlaws all-time win list, finished second in the Zemco Speed Equipment Maxim. In the process of earning his second consecutive Top-Five finish he was able to secure the overall title for the 38th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH. In six starts over the last week at Volusia Speedway, he racked up five finishes of sixth or better. On Sunday night, he lined up seventh and within the first nine laps of the race worked his way around Kraig Kinser, Chad Kemenah, Danny Lasoski and Fred Rahmer to move into third. He then shadowed Cale Conley for seven laps before motoring into the runner-up spot exiting the fourth turn.

"We've had a good week, there is no question about that," said Smith. "I am very proud of these guys. I'm just happy to be a part of this and that' show I look at it. Hopefully we can carry that through the rest of the year."

Chad Kemenah picked up his best finish of the week coming home third in the Kantor Oil Company Maxim. The 2006 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the year lined up third and fell back to fifth early in the race, before working his way past Kraig Kinser and then Cale Conley.

"We're pretty happy," said Kemenah. "We have a new crew chief with Bonzai (Bruns). I can't say enough for my car owner Jon Kantor for giving me the opportunity to come out here and do this. Everything seems to be going the right way pretty quick. Maybe this is a good sign to get off on the right foot."

Daryn Pittman wound up fourth in the Pete's Bridge Street Motors Maxim, after racing his way into the A-Feature by way of the B-Main. He began the night by turning the fastest lap in time trials.

Steve Kinser charged all the way from the back of the field to finish fifth in the Quaker State Maxim, after electing to start at the tail of the field with what his team believed was a problem with the engine.

Kraig Kinser was sixth in the Bass Pro Shops Maxim, with Terry McCarl behind him in the Big Game Treestands Maxim. Jason Meyers was eighth in the GLR Investments KPC. Cale Conley, who is just 16 years of age, won the Crane Cams Dash to earn the pole position for the main event and finished ninth aboard the Health Bridge Imaging Maxim. Craig Dollansky rounded out the Top-10 aboard the DirecTV Maxim.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action on Thursday, February 26 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.


* FAST QUALIFIER: Daryn Pittman paced the 35 cars that took time with an AMB i.t. timed lap around the semi-banked half-mile oval at 13.103 seconds at 137.373 mph. For his qualifying effort, Pittman earned five bonus points. The next four fastest qualifiers also earned bonus points, including: Cale Conley (4), Cody Darrah (3), Stevie Smith (2), and Steve Kinser (1).

* QUALIFYING WINNERS: Chad Kemenah, Kraig Kinser, Donny Schatz and Mike Erdley won heat races...Cale Conley won the Crane Cams Dash.... Daryn Pittman won the B-Main.

* FEATURE WINNERS: There has been three World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature event held in 2009. The winners include: Donny Schatz (Volusia Speedway Park-twice) and Joey Saldana (Volusia Speedway Park).

* HALF-MILE WINNERS: Volusia Speedway Park is a semi-banked half-mile oval. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series has raced three times this season on a track that size. The winners include: Donny Schatz (Volusia Speedway Park-twice) and Joey Saldana (Volusia Speedway Park).

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; 38th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, FL; February 8, 2009

1) 25-Daryn Pittman 13.103
2) 3C-Cale Conley 13.113
3) 89-Cody Darrah 13.163
4) 1-Stevie Smith 13.163
5) 11-Steve Kinser 13.183
6) 10-Sammy Swindell 13.203
7) 15-Donny Schatz 13.236
8) 19-Craig Dollansky 13.251
9) 8K-Chad Kemenah 13.257
10) 20-Kraig Kinser 13.258
11) 7M-Mark Smith 13.304
12) 7S-Jason Sides 13.307
13) 24-Terry McCarl 13.325
14) 6-Danny Lasoski 13.326
15) 51-Fred Rahmer 13.339
16) 11E-Mike Erdley 13.344
17) 14-Jason Meyers 13.349
18) 30C-Lance Dewease 13.368
19) 55-Chad Layton 13.387
20) 14AJ-Wayne Johnson 13.394
21) 9-Joey Saldana 13.395
22) 5W-Lucas Wolfe 13.409
23) 22H-Greg Hodnett 13.417
24) 96-Bronson Maeschen 13.417
25) O-Glenn Styres 13.437
26) 55M-Kerry Madsen 13.458
27) 18-Tony Bruce Jr. 13.481
28) R19-Jac Haudenschild 13.482
29) 83JR-Tim Kaeding 13.485
30) 22TI-Brian Ellenberger 13.493
31) 4-Danny Smith 13.511
32) 89G-David Gravel 13.596
33) 17-Pat Cannon 13.625
34) 39-Doug Esh 13.670
35) 4B-Tom Busch 13.835
36) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. -.---

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 8K-Chad Kemenah
2) 24-Terry McCarl
3) 11-Steve Kinser
4) 9-Joey Saldana
5) 14-Jason Meyers
6) 25-Daryn Pittman
7) 83JR-Tim Kaeding
8) O-Glenn Styres
9) 39-Doug Esh

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 20-Kraig Kinser
2) 6-Danny Lasoski
3) 10-Sammy Swindell
4) 5W-Lucas Wolfe
5) 3C-Cale Conley
6) 22TI-Brian Ellenberger
7) 30C-Lance Dewease
8) 55M-Kerry Madsen
9) 4B-Tom Busch

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 15-Donny Schatz
2) 51-Fred Rahmer
3) 7M-Mark Smith
4) 55-Chad Layton
5) 22H-Greg Hodnett
6) 89-Cody Darrah
7) 18-Tony Bruce Jr.
8) 4-Danny Smith
9) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 11E-Mike Erdley
2) 1-Stevie Smith
3) 7S-Jason Sides
4) 19-Craig Dollansky
5) 14AJ-Wayne Johnson
6) R19-Jac Haudenschild
7) 96-Bronson Maeschen
8) 17-Pat Cannon
9) 89G-David Gravel

Crane Cams Dash (6 laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature)
1) 3C-Cale Conley
2) 51-Fred Rahmer
3) 8K-Chad Kemenah
4) 15-Donny Schatz
5) 24-Terry McCarl
6) 6-Danny Lasoski
7) 1-Stevie Smith
8) 20-Kraig Kinser
9) 11E-Mike Erdley
10) 11-Steve Kinser

B-main (12 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to A-feature)
1) 25-Daryn Pittman
2) 89-Cody Darrah
3) 30C-Lance Dewease
4) 96-Bronson Maeschen
5) 55M-Kerry Madsen [$200]
6) 83JR-Tim Kaeding [$0]
7) R19-Jac Haudenschild [$175]
8) 22TI-Brian Ellenberger [$160]
9) 18-Tony Bruce Jr. [$150]
10) 4-Danny Smith [$150]
11) 17-Pat Cannon [$150]
12) 89G-David Gravel [$150]
13) 4B-Tom Busch [$150]
14) O-Glenn Styres [$150]
15) 39-Doug Esh [$150]
16) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [$150]

A-main (30 laps) - Starting Position [#]
1) 15-Donny Schatz[4] [$10,000]
2) 1-Stevie Smith[7] [$5,500]
3) 8K-Chad Kemenah[3] [$3,200]
4) 25-Daryn Pittman[11] [$2,800]
5) 11-Steve Kinser[10] [$2,500]
6) 20-Kraig Kinser[8] [$2,300]
7) 24-Terry McCarl[5] [$2,200]
8) 14-Jason Meyers[17] [$2,100]
9) 3C-Cale Conley[1] [$2,050]
10) 19-Craig Dollansky[14] [$2,000]
11) 55M-Kerry Madsen[25] [$700]
12) 9-Joey Saldana[21] [$1,200]
13) 51-Fred Rahmer[2] [$1,100]
14) 7S-Jason Sides[16] [$1,050]
15) 89-Cody Darrah[12] [$1,000]
16) 10-Sammy Swindell[13] [$900]
17) 83JR-Tim Kaeding[24] [$800]
18) 22H-Greg Hodnett[23] [$800]
19) 30C-Lance Dewease[18] [$800]
20) 14AJ-Wayne Johnson[20] [$800]
21) 55-Chad Layton[19] [$800]
22) 7M-Mark Smith[15] [$800]
23) 5W-Lucas Wolfe[22] [$800]
24) 11E-Mike Erdley[9] [$800]
25) R19-Jac Haudenschild[26] [$0]
26) 6-Danny Lasoski[6] [$800]
27)DNS 96 Bronson Maeschen [$180]

Note: Jac Haudenschild and Kerry Madsen used World of Outlaws Provisionals to start the A-Feature, while Tim Kaeding started the race as the alternate, when Bronson Maeschen's car would not fire.

Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-30

SuperClean Start of the Night Award: Kerry Madsen
Penske Power Position Award: Chad Kemenah
KSE Hard Charger Award: Kerry Madsen

-credit: woo

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