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Jac Haudenschild

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Haudenschild best at U.S. 36 - Osborn, MO — May 5, 2006 — By Tony Veneziano, WoO Sprint Series PR Director - ...Fast high-banked tracks are exactly what Jac Haudenschild knows best. U.S. 36 Raceway is certainly high-banked. He also knows how to win races on the World of Outlaws circuit. The odds played in his favor on Friday night. The Ohio veteran rolled to the 41st World of Outlaws victory in his career on the grueling circuit at the Missouri High-Banked Nationals Presented By Weld Wheels. For car owner Rick Wright, a long-time sprint car supporter, it was his first Outlaws win. “Rick will be very happy with it,” said Haudenschild, a Mean 15 racer from Wooster, Ohio. “He’s been giving us everything we need this year to race with. I’m very glad to be driving for him. I have real good racecars and he hired good guys to work on them. We’re looking forward to the whole year.” (Read it all)

Haudenschild and Elden ride together again - HD Staff - 01/24/05 - One of sprint car racing's best of all time, Jac Haudenschild, will rejoin Jack Elden Racing in 2005. The team was together for eight years previously; winning the inaugural $100,000 Historical Big One, and two Kings Royal crowns at Eldora Speedway. Many remember the Pennzoil sposnored #22 that the "Wild Child" drove to wins across the USA. West Coast fans know the team best as winners of the Gold Cup in Chico, as well as winners at Calistoga Speedway. The Pennzoil sposnorship is long gone but the chemistry between Haudenschild and Elden lives on.

Haudenschild Eldora All-Star Ace, Tim Kaeding 2nd in first Eldora try - By Scott Hall - Rossburg, OH. - 06/26/04 - It's hard to believe, but Jac Haudenschild had never won an Ohio Speedweek feature until Saturday night at Eldora Speedway. Haudenschild ran down early leader Tim Kaeding and led the final 17 laps in the Haulmark All Star sprint car 30 lap Ohio Speedweek feature. For the opening race of the 22nd annual Speedweek, Haudenschild's Jamie Miller owned Ham Signs Maxim team pocketed $5,000. "Tim Kaeding had me worried," Haudenschild revealed. "He was running really good. I've raced with the Kaeding's all my life and the boys run as good as the old man does," Haud added. (More)

Haudenschild Enters MOPAR Thunder

Haud is All-Star Winner - 5/22/04 By Scott Hall QUINCY, MI – Jac Haudenschild passed Randy Hannagan on lap 11 and led the rest of the way Saturday night at Butler Motor Speedway in the Haulmark All Star sprint car 30 lap feature. It was Haudenschild’s 16th career All Star win, with his last victory coming at Eldora Speedway in 1999. “The track was really good tonight. We ran the bottom the first half of the race, then the top came in. It got really racy,” the driver of Jamie Miller’s Ham Signs, Double J Construction, Sunset Meats Maxim said after earning $5,000. (more)

63 Cars at Perris, Haud Takes Night Number One - Perris, CA. 11/13/03 - Backing up his MOPAR Million win at Eldora nearly two months ago, Wooster Ohio's Jac Haudenschild was the A-Main winner on Thursday night at Perris Auto Speedway. The top five finishers were Haudenschild, Bud Kaeding, Mike Spencer, Josh Wise, and Damion Gardner. Chico's Jason York was among the quick qualifiers but blew an engine later in the night, ending his weekend. (Summary)

The Million: When the fine particulates settled in the cool Ohio night, Jac Haudenschild, a Buckeye from Wooster was the winner of the $200,000 top prize, the largest ever for a single sprint car feature. "Haud", Stevie Smith, Dickie Gaines, and J.J. Yeley ran closely together in the waning laps of a highly entertaining 40 lap feature. We couldn't be happier for Haudenschild, an outlaw's outlaw who added some cash to his family coffers. Repeatedly, Jac put his #4 in places that others didn't. He bounced off the turn one wall on several occasions. To be fair, many did run the high groove but nobody was up there as consistently high as "Haud". If you are scoring at home, the well-traveled Haudenschild now has to his credit, three Kings Royals, one Historical Big One, two Gold Cups, and a MOPAR Million victory in his brilliant, and underrated career. The man can carry a car! …Haud's ride was tuned by Mike Thurman. The engine was built by Fisher. The chassis was a standard Maxim four-bar car.

"WILD CHILD" TAKES MOPAR MILLION SPRINT AT ELDORA - By Dick Jordan, New Weston, OH. 09/20/03 ...Jac Haudenschild of Wooster, Ohio won Saturday night's "Mopar Million" the highest-paying sprint car race of all time, at the Eldora Speedway. The victory in the Million-dollar event earned Haudenschild and his Larry Woodworth team an all-time Sprint Car record $200,100 paycheck! Driving the Larry Woodward Race to Hawaii.com Maxim, Haudenschild started sixth and was fourth by lap three. He passed Rob Chaney for third on lap eight and got by Russ Gamester for second on lap 22. On lap 29 he caught the outside cushion exiting turn two and shot past Dickie Gaines for the lead and was never again headed, leading the final 12 laps for the historic win. Dean Jacobs led the first 19 laps after starting fourth but Gaines, coming from 15th starting spot, took over the lead on lap 20. He led until Haudenschild made his winning move nine laps later. (read it all)

Jac Haudenschild at the Kings Royal 2003 - Photo by Jim Fleming

Jac Haudenschild is one of the most exciting sprint car drivers in history (Doug Johnson Photos)

Jac Haudenschild started the 2003 season in a strong way with back-to-back podium finishes in Hanford, and Perris. The Goodyear shod Forbrook #5 is shown here at Perris. (Photo by Jim Fleming)

Knoxville Nationals 2002: ...Jac Haudenschild looked good in Guy Forbrook's #5. Haud 'gassed her up' to an 8th place finish in the Nationals Feature. He will be coming to California, where Jeff Shepard drove the #5 to the 2001 Harvest Classic win at Calistoga Speedway.

Jac Haudenschild ended Hoosier Tires World of Outlaws win streak with a Goodyear shod triumph in the 1/3 mile Nationals at Eagle Raceway, in Eagle NE. (Doug Johnson)

1/3 Mile Nationals to the Wild Child - HD Staff - Eagle, NE. 09/21/02 ...Wooster Ohio's Jac Haudenschild blasted to the feature victory Saturday night at Eagle Raceway. The 40-lap A-main saw the lead swap between eventual runner-up, Donny Schatz, and Haudenschild. Finishing just behind the top two were, Johnny Herrera, Tyler Walker, and Craig Dollansky. (summary)

Summer 2002 …Jac Haudenschild was in the hunt on Friday, but fell out Saturday. The three-time Kings Royal winner, was still easily the most popular pilot of the weekend, being cheered for loudly by his homestate Buckeye fans.

Jac Haudenschild (Doug Johnson)

Jac Haudenschild at the Knoxville Raceway. Doug Johnson Photos

WoO I-55 to Haudenschild - By Richard Day PEVELY, MO (March 30) -- Brad Furr's misfortune turned into Jac Haudenschild's first victory in 1 1/3 years Saturday as a record crowd packed I-55 Raceway. Furr was a straightaway ahead of Haudenschild when the caution flag flew with nine laps remaining in the "A" Feature. After the #2 Sanmina/ISC Eagle suffered a blown engine during the caution period, "The Wild Child" restarted ahead of the field and beat early leader Tyler Walker under the checkered flag by a straightaway. It was Haudenschild's first victory in a Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series main event since July 22, 2000, at I-55 Raceway. (read the whole deal)

Jac Haudenschild was the 2002 Spring WoO winner at I-55 in Pevely, MO. (Photo by Jim Fleming)