August 7, 2004 Results

By WoO Sprint PR
Pevely, MO
Danny Lasoski got the best of Kraig Kinser and Joey Saldana in an action-packed World of Outlaws 40 lap A-feature Saturday night at I-55 Raceway. Lasoski used a low side move on lap 37 to get his sixth win of the season, and his first World of Outlaws victory at I-55.
Pole-sitter Joey Saldana took the lead at the drop of the green flag, with outside front row starter Mark Kinser following in second, and Donny Schatz passing Steve Kinser for third. Fifth-starting Kraig Kinser began moving forward on lap 3, using the bottom of the speedway to pass his father Steve for fourth, then getting by Schatz for third and overtaking Mark Kinser for second by lap 5.

Saldana caught up to slower traffic a lap later, but was able to maintain a 10 carlength advantage, while both Schatz and Steve Kinser got by Mark Kinser, and eighth-starting Danny Lasoski mounted a charge that took him by Mark, Steve, and Donny by lap 12.

A lap 14 caution for Jason Keith, who stopped on the backstretch, tightened the field, but Saldana opened up a 15 carlength lead by the time he drove into traffic again on lap 18. Steve Kinser and Schatz exchanged fourth place several times before the caution waved again for Jerrod Hull on lap 28.

On the restart, Kraig Kinser managed to stay on Saldana’s back bumper, and the World of Outlaws leading rookie took the lead on lap 30, with Lasoski taking second from Saldana on lap 31. Saldana was able to reclaim the runner-up spot one lap later. Kinser barely avoided a turn 3 accident involving Danny Wood and Brian Paulus on lap 33, scraping the wall with his Delco-Remy Maxim as he took evasive action.

Lasoski drove under Saldana for second on lap 35, and reeled in Kinser before getting the lead on lap 37.

“Little (Kraig) Kinser was doing an awesome job—he was actually running where I wanted to be,” Lasoski said. “I got beside him there and he saw me and moved back to the top , so I had to go back to work on the bottom.”

As Lasoski approached the white flag, Jason Meyers (eighth at the time) hit the wall in turn 2. The resulting caution set up a two lap dash to the checkerd, but Lasoski was able to pull away to a 10 carlength victory.

“It was a lot of fun tonight, and it’s always great to come here and take some of (track owners) Ray Marler and Ken Schrader’s money,” said “The Dude” from victory lane. “This JD Byrider, Home Depot car was awesome tonight, and I can’t say enough about Jerry Russell’s Eagle Chassis, and Paul Kistler engines, as well as Hoosier tires. This is the first time in a while that we’ve had a top and a bottom groove here, and all the credit goes to Ray Marler and his staff for taking the time to prepare the track so that we can put on a good show. I just want to thank everyone for coming out and having the patience while Ray and his guys got the track right.”

Lasoski’s win allowed him to close to within 66 points of Steve Kinser in the Outlaw’s season point standings.

Donny Schatz’s sixth place finish vaulted him back to third in the points, while Daryn Pittman picked up his ninth top five result and “First Lady” Erin Crocker notched her fifth top ten of the season.

Qualifying 1) Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 11.550 2) Danny Lasoski, Stewart 20, 11.601 3) Jason Sides, Sides Motorsports 7S, 11.709 4) Paul McMahan, Helm 11H, 11.713 5) Tommy Worley, Jr., Worley 56, 11.767 6) Tim Montgomery, Montgomery 32, 11.774 7) Jerrod Hull, Hull 12, 11.777 8) Tim Shaffer, Parsons 6, 11.785 9) Joey Saldana, Woodward 2, 11.844 10) Mark Kinser, Roth 83, 11.864 11) Kraig Kinser, Kinser 11K, 111.866 12) Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 11.867 13) Craig Dollansky, Karavan 7, 11.895 14) Jason Meyers, Elite Racing Team 14, 11.896 15) Jason Evans, Evans 88E, 11.912 16) Daryn Pittman, Woodburn 21, 11.950 17) Danny Wood, Wright 35, 12.147 18) Derek O'Dell, Farmer 11D, 12.152 19) Brian Paulus, Pender 28, 12.177 20) Erin Crocker, Woodring 16, 12.246 21) Mike Deavers, Deavers 72, 12.246 22) Brandon Wimmer, Two Winners Racing 7TW, 12.249 23) A.J. Bruns, Bruns 44, 12.292 24) Jay Landolt, Stinebaker 21S, 12.309 25) Paul Patterson, Patterson 87, 12.320 26) Jason Hunt, Hunt 19, 12.330 27) Chris Urish, Urish 77U, 12.471 28) Joey Moughan, Moughan 2M, 12.485 29) Terry Babb, Babb 88, 12.517 30) Jimmy Hurley, Hurley 35H, 12.534 31) Brian Carlson, SC Motorsports 18, 12.535 32) Jason Keith, Keith 28X, 12.727 33) Steve Short, Short 8, 12.754 34) Jeff Davis, Davis 33, 12.886 35) Robby Standridge, Standridge 22, 12.936 36) Kent Buckley, Buckley 1, 13.134 37) Daniel Adler, Adler 50, 13.245 38) Bryan Matthews, Matthews 98, 13.256 39) Paul Hart, Hart 32H, 13.272 40) Bob Bennett, ACME 3, 13.326 41) Tom Busch, Busch 4B, 13.524 42) Chris Sloan, Sloan D12, 13.894 43) Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Buckner 3M, 13.974 44) Adam Jones, Jones 4A, 14.365 45) Dale Campbell, Campbell 4, 14.538 46) Kaley Gharst, Gharst 44G, No time.

First Heat Race (10 laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)--1) Danny Wood 2) Joey Saldana 3) Steve Kinser 4) Daryn Pittman 5) Jay Landolt 6) Tim Shaffer 7) Terry Babb 8) Tom Busch 9) Steve Short 10) Daniel Adler 11) Dale Campbell

Second Heat Race (10 laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)--1) Mark Kinser 2) Danny Lasoski 3) Jerrod Hull 4) A.J. Bruns 5) Derek O'Dell 6) Jason Evans 7) Kaley Gharst 8) Jimmy Hurley 9) Bryan Matthews 10) Jeff Davis 11) Jason Hunt 12) Chris Sloan

Third Heat Race (10 laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)--1) Brian Paulus 2) Jason Meyers 3) Brandon Wimmer 4) Kraig Kinser 5) Jason Sides 6) Tim Montgomery 7) Robby Standridge 8) Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 9) Brian Carlson 10) Paul Hart 11) Chris Urish

Fourth Heat Race (10 laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)—1) Donny Schatz 2) Craig Dollansky 3) Paul McMahan 4) Erin Crocker 5) Tommy Worley, Jr. 6) Joey Moughan 7) Jason Keith 8) Bob Bennett 9) Kent Buckley 10) Mike Deavers 11) Adam Jones

C-main (10 laps, top 2 finishers transferred to B-main)—1) Bryan Matthews 2) Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 3) Tom Busch 4) Daniel Adler 5) Bob Bennett 6) Kaley Gharst 7) Kent Buckley 8) Dale Campbell 9) Chris Sloan 10) Adam Jones 11) Paul Hart

First Dash (7 laps, finishing order determined inside first 8 rows of A-feature)--1) Joey Saldana 2) Steve Kinser 3) Kraig Kinser 4) Daryn Pittman 5) Craig Dollansky 6) Tommy Worley, Jr. 7) Jason Sides 8) Derek O'Dell

Second Dash (7 laps, finishing order determined outside first 8 rows of A-feature)—1) Mark Kinser 2) Donny Schatz 3) Paul McMahan 4) Danny Lasoski 5) Jason Meyers 6) Brian Paulus 7) Jerrod Hull 8) Danny Wood

B-main (12 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to A-feature)—1) Tim Shaffer 2) Tim Montgomery 3) Mike Deavers 4) Jason Keith 5) Terry Babb 6) Jimmy Hurley 7) Joey Moughan 8) Brian Carlson 9) Robby Standridge 10) Jason Evans 11) Bryan Matthews 12) Chris Urish 13) Jason Hunt 14) Steve Short 15) Jeff Davis 16) Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

A-main (40 laps)--1) Danny Lasoski 2) Kraig Kinser 3) Joey Saldana 4) Steve Kinser 5) Daryn Pittman 6) Donny Schatz 7) Mark Kinser 8) Tim Shaffer 9) Erin Crocker 10) Paul McMahan 11) Jason Sides 12) Craig Dollansky 13) Tommy Worley, Jr. 14) Brandon Wimmer 15) A.J. Bruns 16) Mike Deavers 17) Derek O'Dell 18) Jay Landolt 19) Jason Meyers 20) Brian Paulus 21) Danny Wood 22) Jerrod Hull 23) Tim Montgomery 24) Jason Keith

Pevely, MO (August 7, 2004) Bobby Bittle increased his point lead in the U.M.P. (United Midwestern Promoters) Modified division at I-55 Raceway as he swept the night's action in that division. Eric Mabery lead the first half of the main event as he took the lead on the opening lap. Mabery fought off the challenge of Bittle and Tom Ratajczyk early on. Bittle worked his way around Mabery and went on to claim the win. Mabery took home second with Ratajczyk taking third. Brent Mullins took the fourth position and Doug Wood completed the top five.

A scary crash happened at about the half way mark of the twenty lap event when Clint Eckenrodt flipped several times in turn two. The crash happened when Eckenrodt's left front tire climb up and over the right rear of Matt Goulden's car. Dennis Richards also made hard contact with the wall as he had to make an evasive manuever to avoid the flipping car of Eckenrodt. Both drivers were uninjured.

UMP Modifieds - 29 Entries
Heat 1:
1. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
2. 9W Doug Wood
3. 22X Clint Eckenrodt
4. 41 Larry Hull

Heat 2:
1. 89 Bobby Bittle
2. 41M Brent Mullins
3. 29 Jeff LeBaube
4. 11G Matt Goulden

Heat 3:
1. 45M Eric Mabery
2. 4G Bob Gaeschel
3. 18 Jeremy Greenwalt
4. 6N Matt Naeger

1. 89 Bobby Bittle
2. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
3. 45M Eric Mabery
4. 41M Brent Mullins

1. 7 Mark Miner
2. 166 Brian Worley
3. 10 Todd McGraw
4. 1F Mike Francis
5. 3R Leon Rakers
6. 13D Dan Walters
7. 62 Leo Kiefer
8. 31P Mitch Parmely
DNS. 1D Dean Hoffman
DNS. 444 Matt Simpson
DNS. 3L Bill LaRue

1. 89 Bobby Bittle
2. 45M Eric Mabery
3. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
4. 41M Brent Mullins
5. 9W Doug Wood
6. 29 Jeff LeBaube
7. 166 Brian Worley
8. 3R Leon Rakers
9. 95 Jerry Grither
10. 14 Billy Smith
11. 7 Mark Miner
12. 41 Larry Hull
13. 314 Jeff Masson
14. C4 Chris Soutiea
15. 1F Mike Francis
16. 8X James Reed
17. 13D Dan Walters
18. 11G Matt Goulden
19. 4G Bob Gaeschel
20. 6N Matt Naeger
21. 22X Clint Eckenrodt
22. 21 Dennis Richards
23. 10 Todd McGraw
24. 18 Jeremy Greenwalt


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