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Tim Kaeding 24th to first, drive for the ages wins Trophy Cup - By Bobby Gerould - Tulare, CA. October 24th, 2009. ...Tim Kaeding passed everybody! Starting last in the 24-car, 16th annual Trophy Cup field, Kaeding drove the Roth Motorsports #83jr to victory in the 50 lap feature event Saturday night at a raucous Thunderbowl raceway. Generating more energy with each pass from the estimated 5,000 witnesses, Kaeding out dueled Oklahoma visitor Shane Stewart to capture the $15,000 top prize. Car owner Dennis Roth promptly donated the team's entire winnings to the Make-A-Wish Foundation which is the annual beneficiary of the Trophy Cup. Kaeding's win marked the third time he has won California's most prestigious and most lucrative winged 360 ci Sprint Car race. Stewart finished second in the final Cup point standings. Paul McMahan, Andy Forsberg (Friday night A-Main winner), and Kyle Larson completed the top five.

Tim Kaeding wins WoO West Memphis - HD Staff - April 24, 2009 - W. Memphis, AR. - Tim Kaeding drove the Roth Motorsports #83 to victory at Riverside International Speedway Friday night. The World of Outlaws triumph was worth $10,000. Tony Bruce Jr. finished second followed by Brooke Tatnell, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Randy Hannagan. The race was a points earning event in the Racer's Racing Series.

Tim Kaeding wins Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial - HD Staff - May 17, 2008 ...Tim Kaeding was hotter than the temperature in blazing hot Chico Saturday night. The San Jose California masher took home the top prize in the prestigious Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial at Silver Dollar Speedway. The race on the high-banked quarter-mile clay oval was sanctioned by the Golden State Challenge. Roger Crockett finished second with Tyler Walker third, and the Allard brothers (Stephen 4th, Jon 5th) next in line at the checkered flag.

Schatz wins RRS - Princeton WoO, TK nabs Fall Nationals at Chico - HD Staff - October 7, 2007 - Racer's Racing Series points leader Donny Schatz won the annual Princeton National last night at Princeton Speedway in Minnesota. The World of Outlaws sanctioned event was led by Chad Blonde before he jumped the cushion and smacked the wall on lap 28. Schatz finished ahead of Joey Saldana, Kerry Madsen, Tim Shaffer, and Justin Henderson. ...At Chico's Silver Dollar Speedway - the three-day Fall Nationals concluded with Tim Kaeding snaring his 45th career win at the high-banked quarter-mile clay oval. Colby Wiesz was second followed by Andy Forsberg, Bud Kaeding, and Jon Allard. (More on Chico)

Mini Gold $6,000 to Tim Kaeding - HD Staff - March 10, 2007 - Chico, CA. - Tim Kaeding was the best among 46 entrants Saturday night at Silver Dollar Speedway. The Mini Gold Cup win on the quarter-mile clay oval was worth $6,000. Tim Kaeding drove the Taco Bravo #72w in the win over Brent Kaeding, Jon Allard, Sean Becker, and Greg DeCaires. Ronnie Day, Jason Meyers, Brent Kaeding, and DeCaires won heat races. Meyers won the dash, and Carl Droivold won the B-main.

Tim Kaeding captures 2006 Trophy Cup - By Bobby Gerould - November 4, 2006 - Tulare, CA. ...Tim Kaeding earned $15,000 for two nights work in the 13th annual Trophy Cup which concluded Saturday night at Thunderbowl Raceway. Driving the Rod Tiner, Swimming Pool Perfections #83, Kaeding emerged with a three point advantage over Jason Meyers to win the top prize moneys which are given to the high-point team for the weekend. Jac Haudenschild dazzled fans in winning the 40-lap A-Main Saturday. He wound up third in the overall points - driving for Rick Wright in the #35. A total of 73 teams participated in the two-day affair. Kaeding also won the Friday night preliminary feature. ...The sum of $40,000 was donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation by Trophy Cup leader Dave Pusateri.

Tim Kaeding gets win No. 15 in NST 40 lap season finale - By Gary Thomas Tulare, Ca - October 15, 2006... San Jose’s Tim Kaeding wanted badly to win in front of his home state fans and he showed it as he charged from his 13th starting position to pick up a dominating victory in the National Sprint Tour season finale at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway. Kaeding, who had earlier in the night set fast time, was forced to come through the B-main following contact with another car that sent him upside down in his heat race. Amazingly Kaeding had a similar feat at the Thunderbowl in 2002 while driving the Terry Cowan owned ABC Ready Mix No. 7t. On that night he won the B-main, started 17th in the main event and then proceeded to charge to the front picking up the ultra exciting win. (Read it all)

Kaeding dodges trouble, wins at Fremont - By Craig Murphy - Fremont, OH. July 22, 2006 - Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. For Tim Kaeding, he was both on July 22 as he won the National Sprint Tour main event at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. Kaeding held off teammate and boss Steve Kinser for his 11th win of the season. It was Kinser’s seventh runner-up finish of the season. Five of those have been to Kaeding. Early in the 40-lap race, Kaeding began moving forward from his sixth starting position. Kaeding was third by lap 14. In front of him, front row starters Jason Solwold and Phil Gressman put on a great show. Solwold took the lead on the start, but Gressman continually hounded him for the lead. (Read it all y'all)

Tim Kaeding the big winner in Winner. ...Late pass of Steve Kinser gets it done. - Winner, SD. July 1, 2006. By Craig Murphy. ...In a town called Winner, Tim Kaeding was the true winner Saturday, July 1 in National Sprint Tour action. Lapped traffic played a key role in Kaeding’s seventh win in 18 NST races this season. Kaeding, who seemed to have lost the race due to lapped traffic 10 laps earlier, re-passed teammate and boss Steve Kinser on lap 29 of 30 to win at Winner Speedway in Winner, South Dakota. Kinser took the initial lead from the outside pole, only to be passed by Kaeding before the end of the first lap. The race got off to a slow start as Ricky Sammons Jr. went for a flip on the initial start. By lap 12, there had already been a total of three yellows and two reds. (Read the whole deal)

Kaeding sneaks by McMahan for Bloomington win By Craig Murphy - Bloomington, IN. June 2, 2006 - Steve Kinser had already been honored quite a bit Friday, June 2 as the National Sprint Tour raced at his home track of Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, Ind. Kinser’s homecoming – 410 winged Sprints had not raced at the Kinser family’s home track since 1999 – included a chance for Steve to run some laps with his dad, Bloomington legend Bob Kinser. Steve Kinser got to celebrate his 52nd birthday in grand style, as the winning car owner. Only Kinser wasn’t driving the winning entry. Instead, it was Tim Kaeding in the second Steve Kinser Racing car sneaking past Paul McMahan in lapped traffic coming to the white flag for his fifth win in 11 races this year. “I was cruising, just trying to save my tires,” Kaeding said. “Lapped traffic can be a blessing, but it can also hurt you sometimes. I feel bad taking a win away from another Californian, but not too bad. You’ve got to take them when you can. “I thought we would be a top-five car,” added Kaeding, who extended his NST points lead with the win. “I was way surprised. I knew we would be up front. I just kind of held out and waited for the end. I didn’t want to burn off my tires.” McMahan had been stuck behind a back marker for a few laps, and tried to guess the right away around. As it turned out, the high side wasn’t the way. “It’s racing,” said McMahan, who set fast time in qualifying at the ¼-mile track with a lap of 9.72 seconds. “That’s just part of it. I followed that lapped car way too long. The guy would enter the turn at the top, and be on the bottom on the exit. I needed to squeeze him out of the way, but that’s not how I race. “I wish I could tell you how frustrating it is,” the runner-up added. “You can’t imagine. Opportunities don’t come along too often, so you have to take advantage.” McMahan noted speed hasn’t been the issue with his Tony Stewart Motorsports team this year. “We’ve been fast, we just haven’t had luck,” he said. “This wasn’t bad luck. I just made a mistake.” (More)

Dodge City NST opener to Tim Kaeding - HD Staff - Dodge City, KS. - May 19, 2006 - Tim Kaeding won the first National Sprint Tour event held at Dodge City Raceway Park Friday night. Kaeding led all 30 laps in the Slick-50 Maxim/Kinser #11K. The feature event win made it four wins in eight races for the series points leader from San Jose, CA. Kaeding said post race, that although he had never raced at Dodge City before, the track reminded him of the now defunct San Jose Speedway. …Steve Kinser finished second followed by Jason Solwold, Jason Meyers, and Jason Sides. Paul McMahan was sixth at the checkered flag. The top-ten was completed by Danny Lasoski, Tim Shaffer, Shane Stewart, and Brian Paulus. "We had a great car all night the thing ran right around the bottom all night. …I just pinch myself everyday. We won again!" …Among those cheering on Tim Kaeding was Bob Miller of Los Gatos Body Shop fame. Miller owned cars driven to championships in Northern California by Tim's 'old-man' Brent Kaeding.

Tim Kaeding batting .500 in National Sprint Tour - By Fran Engelcke - Hutchinson, KS. 04/21/06 - “I love this sport”, shouted Tim Kaeding (Slick 50) after winning the sixth National Sprint Tour event of the season at Hutchison Raceway Park in Hutchison, Kansas on Friday night. Kaeding passed the outside pole sitter, Tim Shaffer (Casey’s), by taking the low line through turns 3 and 4 of the first lap. Shane Stewart (Rudeen) spun out bringing out the first yellow flag on lap 3 after bending a radius rod. Stewart gets caught up with Scott Lehman (Roto-Rooter) on the next lap for the second yellow flag. His luck continued to deteriorate with a second unaided spin for yellow flag #3. This brought out the black flag for Stewart ending his evening. Kaeding took the lead in lap 5 after making the same move stick on the leader Jason Solwold (Citywide). Tim made this one happen in turns 1 and 2 while Steve Kinser (Quaker) passed Solwold low in 3 and 4. Kinser tried the high groove to get around his protégé. On lap 8, Kinser pulled up side-by-side but Kaeding held Kinser off to maintain the lead. The Steve Kinser Racing cars held the top 2 positions for the rest of the feature. Tim commented on the impact lapped traffic had on his ability to stay ahead of Kinser, “I tried to pick them (traffic) off as clean as I could, without getting in any trouble. I can slow down so much in this race car that it makes me think that much more to be able to maneuver around lapped traffic.” The boisterous crowd was on its feet for most of the main event as four cautions kept the field tight. Lap 10 of the 30 lap main show had the top five places filled by Kaeding, Kinser, Solwold, Shaffer, and Jason Meyers (Elite Landscaping). Sammy Swindell (Volcano Joe’s) had moved up a spot to 6th. After battling Swindell for position for most of the race, Meyers was able to hold the position and managed to get by Solwold in turns 3 and 4 with six laps to go. Sammy also passed Solwold two laps later which set the top five finishers of the main. The top five was Kaeding, Kinser, Shaffer, Meyers, and Swindell. (Read it all)

Curfew shortened NST race to Tim Kaeding - HD Staff - March 18, 2006 - Oildale, CA. ...Bakersfield Speedway, set in a residential area of Oildale, has a strict 11:00 PM curfew. The National Sprint Tour found that out Saturday night when officials were forced to end the feature event with only 12 of 40 laps complete. Tim Kaeding, running first at the time, was declared the $10,000 National Sprint Tour winner. Danny Lasoski finished second ahead of Ronnie Day, Jason Meyers, and Shane Stewart. Steve Kinser was involved in a hard flip in the feature event. The 20-time world champion from Bloomington, IN tripped over a lapped car and suffered a grinding end-over-end crash in turn four. Kinser was shaken and complained of back pain after getting out of his damaged #11 under his own power. ...24 cars and an estimated 2,000 hearty race fans braved 45 degree temperatures in watching the show on the (listed) 1/3-mile, high banked dirt oval. Ten cars were below the old track record, with Jason Sides setting a new standard of 10.342 seconds. (Summary)

Tim Kaeding wins NST event - Las Cruces, NM - March 10, 2006 - Tim Kaeding used his outside front row starting position to pass Jason Meyers for the lead and the win in the Friday, March 10, National Sprint Tour race at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, NM. Meyers finished second followed by Jason Solwold, Tim Shaffer, and Shane Stewart. The event drew 23 winged 410 sprint cars. (Summary)

Tim Kaeding to drive the Kinser racing 11K in 2006 - By Bobby Gerould - January 10, 2006 - A picture of the Kinser Racing 11k is the background under the title 'Tim has a new ride" on Tim Kaeding's website. The San Jose, CA driver has landed in one of the most sought-after seats in winged sprint car racing. The car is open due to Kraig Kinser advancing to the NASCAR Truck Series ranks this season. Owned by Steve Kinser Racing, the #11k Maxim sponsored by Remy America was the winning car at the 2005 Knoxville Nationals. Kaeding is a two-time champion at Chico on the quarter-mile oval, as well as the 2002 Golden State Challenge title holder. The team plans to run the National Sprint Tour.

Tim Kaeding captures first WoO win of `05 - Plymouth, WI — June 11, 2005 — By Chris Dolack, World of Outlaws Senior Writer …Tim Kaeding will never be accused of being dull. He lets his car fly around the high side on nearly every track. He prefers it that way. The cushion is his comfort zone. So it figures that when Kaeding raced to his first World of Outlaws Sprint Series victory of the season Saturday night at Sheboygan County Fair Park, there would be a little drama. Or a lot of drama. The night was delayed to begin with because a thunderstorm around 5 p.m. dumped buckets of rain on the track. By the time the racing surface was ready for action, the schedule had to be altered in order to meet the track’s 11 p.m. curfew. With 49 cars in the pits and the clock ticking, time trials were tossed out for the first time since July 1990 at Williams Grove. Dashes also were lost in an effort to complete the race. Instead, cars were lined up for five heats by the order in which they drew for time trials. Passing points were used to score the heats and determine the field for the A- and B-mains. Passing points reward drivers for passing cars as well as their finishing position in the heats. Joey Saldana started the fifth heat from the outside of Row 2 and took the checkered flag, earning the pole for the feature as he was aiming to win an Outlaws race at Sheboygan for the second year in a row. In the 40-lap main event, Saldana charged to the lead at the drop of the green flag while Jason Meyers and Tim Kaeding battled back and forth for second and third before Kaeding finally grabbed the position. As the leaders started running through traffic, Steve Kinser maneuvered around his son, Kraig, to grab the fourth position on Lap 10. Saldana drove up to the cushion to put cars down a lap and try to maintain his 0.8-second advantage over Kaeding and Meyers. With the top three running nose-to-tail, Kinser went to work on Meyers, finally slipping past on the inside as they came off of Turn 4 on Lap 19. Kaeding continued to carry his momentum around the high side of the track like he has done so many times this season. In fact, using the same tactics, Kaeding finished third last Saturday at Eldora Speedway and second on Thursday at I-96 Speedway. On Lap 23, Kaeding made his move. Riding the cushion, he slid by Saldana as they came off of Turn 4, completing the pass just before Jason Solwold brought out a caution when he jumped the cushion and stopped in Turn 4. But the excitement was far from over for Kaeding. Pushing hard to stay in front of Saldana and Kinser on Lap 27, Kaeding raced down the length of the frontstretch with his front wheels in the air. Three laps later, Kinser tangled with Saldana in a battle for second and both cars spun. Kinser managed to keep his car moving but Saldana’s stopped car brought out a caution, and put Kinser directly behind Kaeding. On the restart, Kaeding shot to the cushion in his Roth Motorsports machine while Kinser worked the bottom of the track. It was enough for Kinser to slice into Kaeding’s advantage and steal the lead in Turn 4 on Lap 34. But Kaeding had already run second to Kinser a couple of times this season and wasn’t about to do it again. As the white flag came out to signal the final lap, Kaeding refused to settle. Kinser and Kaeding came up on traffic. Kinser went low, thinking he would clear the car. Kaeding shot back to the cushion. The lapped car was still there and Kinser was stuck. Kaeding shot into the lead and held on during the final lap to claim his first victory of the season by 0.56-seconds over Kinser. Finishing behind Kaeding and Kinser were Meyers, Kraig Kinser, Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman, Shane Stewart, Brooke Tatnell, Terry McCarl and Travis Rilat. “I still can’t believe it,” said Kaeding, a native of San Jose, Calif. “Steve messed up just a little bit and I got right back around him in lapped traffic. That was it. He went low, the lapped car went to the bottom and I went to the top and just prayed I didn’t crash. It was a perfect ending to a long night. “It was just unbelievable. [The track] was greasy all night, but once it came in it got a big old curb around the top and that was all she wrote. That was our turning point. … He messed up one time and I just said, ‘OK, I’m either going to make it or I’m going to crash,’ and I made it.” (More)

Steve Kinser holds off Tim Kaeding, captures WoO feature at Eldora New Weston, OH - April 9, 2005 - By Chris Dolack, World of Outlaws Senior Writer ...Steve Kinser knows how to get around Eldora Speedway. Coming into the World of Outlaws main event Saturday night, Kinser had won 30 features in his career on the historic high-banked, half-mile track. At the checkered flag Kinser was in Victory Lane $12,000 wealthier for winning the 516th feature in his career. It also gave him sole possession of the series' points lead. But even though Kinser led all 30 laps to pick up his third victory of the season, Tim Kaeding made him earn it. After starting in the front row alongside Sammy Swindell, Kinser quickly jumped out front and built a lengthy advantage. Two early cautions bunched the field, but each time Kinser pulled away on the restart. In the middle of the pack, Kaeding slid up to the cushion inches off the wall and picked off cars until he was behind Kraig Kinser when second-place running Swindell's right rear tire blew apart in Turn 1 with eight laps complete. That moved Kraig Kinser up to second and Kaeding into third. On the restart, Steve Kinser powered back to the lead while Kraig Kinser and Kaeding waged a side-by-side duel for second. Finally on Lap 15, Kaeding was able to use his momentum on the high side of the track to slide in front of Kraig Kinser and make it stick. By the time Kaeding and his Dennis Roth-owned car cleared Kraig Kinser, Steve Kinser had built a 1.6-second lead. Kaeding sliced that sliced that advantage to less than half a second by Lap 25, but then Kinser cleared traffic and with no one in his way it was nearly impossible for Kaeding to catch him. After Steve Kinser and Kaeding, Kraig Kinser finished third, followed by Chad Kemenah, Brooke Tatnell and Craig Dollansky. "I ran pretty good all the way but they said Tim got to beating the top in Turns 1 and 2 and started gaining some time on us, but I got in a little bit of a conservative mode. Sometimes you get in it and somebody gets by you and it's hard to get back by them. You have to watch what you're doing. I was feeling some rubber. I didn't know whether to lean on the wall in 1 and 2, but I elected to stay out of it. There was a real soft spot going into Turn 1 and I just didn't want to mess with it so I stayed away from it." said Steve Kinser, 50, a 19-time series champion from Bloomington, Ind. ...For Kaeding, finishing second in only his third start at Eldora was a remarkable accomplishment. "Last year we came here for the first time with the All Stars during their Speed Week and ran second to Jac Haudenschild," said Kaeding, 26, a Rookie of the Year contender from San Jose, Calif. "I think that was the best thing I learned last year to was how to run this place. We ran behind him and it was just unbelievable how somebody could get so close to the wall and hit it a couple of times and keep going. I kept that in mind. We just rolled around there and we were good. To run Eldora for the third time ever in my life and be able to run second to Steve Kinser, that's just a feat within itself. That's like winning in my book. He's run here probably 300 times and I ran here three times. For us to do what we were able to do at Eldora is just great for our whole team." (Summary)

Vegas to Chico, Tim Kaeding handles Mini Gold Cup - HD Staff - 03/12/05 - Chico, CA. ...Tim Kaeding, and Beef Packers teammate Jac Haudenschild hustled from Las Vegas to Chico overnight to compete in the Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway Saturday night. At the end of 40 laps of A-Main racing, Kaeding stood in the winner's circle with $6,000 headed to his winged sprint car team. Haudenschild finished second. Brad Furr started tenth and finished third. Andy Forsberg, and Dennis Moore Jr. completed the top five. Kyle Hirst broke the track record in time-trials, ripping off a 11.422 lap on the high-banked quarter-mile. Hirst capped his great night by driving from 12th to sixth in the A-Main. Stephen Allard took the checkered flag in seventh. The hard-charger of the event, Colby Weisz, drove from 21st to finish eighth. Brent Kaeding, and Brad Sweet filled out the top-ten.

Tim Kaeding super fast in Friday Gold Cup racing - By Bobby Gerould - 09/10/04 - Chico, CA. - Putting on a dazzling display of driving talent, Tim Kaeding won the 30-lap Gold Cup Race of Champions preliminary feature event Friday night. The San Jose driver, aboard the Beef Packers #83jr, won by a straightaway after taking the lead from Tim Shaffer on lap eleven. Kaeding earned $5,000 for the Silver Dollar Speedway, World of Outlaws victory. He was so dominant, only ten cars finished on his lead lap. Kaeding also won his heat and dash.

Quotes - Tim Kaeding - "Getting pushed off we had some bad luck and got penalized one row because we were late, but I’d rather start in the second row anyway because I usually screw up when I start in the front row. I just have to thank Dennis and Theresa Roth, H.R. Cattle, Beefpackers, and Freightliner, and all you fans for coming out and putting up with this heat. Let’s go have some beers at the Chili Feed! It felt really good (to lap Steve Kinser)—a couple of years ago he and I had one of the best races I’ve ever run here. I just screwed up a little bit at the end and he got by me, but to lap him felt really good. I’d better watch out—he’s pitted right next to us, and he might hear me and come out and beat me up. I was just cruising along in the 83JR car tonight. I feel bad for Paul (McMahan) that he’s not out here this weekend. He was god when I was growing up, and it would be fun to be able to bang wheels with him tonight. We’re going to go Outlaw racing with this car next year, and I hope everyone will tune in and listen and watch, and e-mail us and cheer us on. We’d love to get back here tomorrow night and REALLY have some fun!” (Summary)

Tim Kaeding introduces himself to Ohio fans with Speedweek win - (Read Scott Hall's story)

Spring 2004: ...Tim Kaeding took his wing off for the first time in a sprint car Sunday at Tulare. Driving Dennis & Theresa Roth's #83, Tim transferred to the feature but popped a left rear and did not finish the 30 lapper. Tim will travel out of the state trying to gain winged experience on the half-mile tracks that host many of the biggest paying races in the the USA (Knoxville, Eldora, Red River Valley, Williams Grove). Tim has as much talent as any racer to ever come from Northern California

HammerDown! Best of 2003 - Tim Kaeding's World of Outlaws Season Opening Win - The first winged race of the year in California was at Kings Speedway in Hanford. The mighty World of Outlaws invaded the 3/8's mile high-speed dirt oval in February. 2002 State Champ, Tim Kaeding first passed Steve Kinser, and then race leader Mark Kinser en route to a runaway win that excited the Central California fans to no end. During an open red flag right after the start of the 30-lap feature, Kaeding told crew chief Rod Tiner he was a smudge tight. Tiner loosened the car, and the rest was history. By lap three, Kaeding moved around the 17-time WoO champion with a dazzling high-side maneuver in turn one. Seven laps later, in traffic, Tim passed Mark Kinser in turn two on the top of the track. For the final 20 laps, Kaeding dominated, lapping cars at a furious pace. At one point before a lap 25 caution, Kaeding had six lapped cars between himself and Mark Kinser.

Kaeding and new Beef Packers team garner $3,000 Mini Gold Cup win Friday night by Bill Sullivan, CHICO - 03/12/04 ...Over the last three years San Jose driver Tim Kaeding has become one of California's hottest open wheel drivers with multiple victories, a Golden State Challenge Championship and a handful of different driver seats and car owners in these recent seasons. Early last week veteran car owner Dennis Roth announced he had signed Kaeding to drive his Beef Packers #83jr for 2004 . So what happens when you team one of the best drivers with one of the best teams on the circuit ? Well, it starts off with an untouchable $3,000 victory in the 18th Annual Mini-Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway.(more)

...We are closing down the first ever Future Superstar poll, as some of our drivers on the ballot have turned 26. As you may be aware we have been polling the readers to see who they think will be the biggest star with the most money ten years from now. Tim Kaeding garnered 20% of the vote to post a narrow win over Kasey Kahne (19%). Kraig Kinser and Tyler Walker both earned 9% of the votes with the top five completed by Bud Kaeding (6%). The second five in a list of 32 candidates included, Sean Becker (4%), Chuck Gurney Jr. (3%), Donny Schatz (3%), Jason Meyers (3 %), and Destiney Hays.

...Tim Kaeding turned 25 on Sunday. It seems like yesterday that a junior high "Timmy" was up in the announcers booth, hanging out with us at Calistoga. And then there is a picture framed in the HammerDown! office of one of our first on-track interviews with Brent Kaeding. From 1985 in Chico, Tim is the little dude on the left.

Tim Kaeding Uses Pick and Roll for Golden State Win, Brent Kaeding Champion for 12th time - By Bobby Gerould, 07/26/03, Chico, CA. …A lasting impression of the 2003 Golden State Challenge racing season will be champion Brent Kaeding doing 'donuts' with his helmet off following the 30 lap feature Saturday night at Silver Dollar Speedway. With a vibrant smile visible from the grandstands on the back chute, Kaeding made himself dizzy behind the wheel of the BK Racing Maxim #69. Brent was a half-lap removed from the checkered flag, and a fifth place feature finish. But the smile belonged to a 45 year-old man who was about to wear the "King of California" sprint car crown for the 12th time in his storied career. (read it all)

Tim Kaeding from 20th Posts Second Civil War Victory - By Bill Sullivan, CHICO 6-13-03- This past Thursday evening Tim Kaeding was telling friends at a local watering hole that the palm of his hand had an irritating itch. How is this condition significant to racing ? Because every time the San Jose native has suffered this peculiar ailment he ironically posts a victory the following day and every driver in entitled to their own superstitions. (read it all)

Tim Kaeding Wins His Fifth Golden State Race of 2003 - By: Bobby Gerould. 06-07-03 Placerville, CA. …The ease in which Tim Kaeding maneuvered around cars at Placerville Speedway Saturday night bordered on ridiculous. The 2002 "King of California" sprint car champion drove his ABC Ready Mix Eagle prepared by Rod Tiner, from inside row six (11th) on the grid to a convincing win in round 13 of the Golden State Challenge. "I hope you fans enjoyed that", yelled Kaeding to an overflow crowd. "It was fun from inside my car too". (read the whole story)

Tim Kaeding Scores at Calistoga - By Bobby Gerould, 05/24/03 - Calistoga, CA. …Tim Kaeding's 2003 "to do" list included in bold letters at the top, "WIN AT CALISTOGA". Mission accomplished. Tim, the defending "King of California" sprint car champion, used a lap 21 backchute pass of Kevin Pylant to post his first career feature victory at the Calistoga half-mile, Saturday night. A very large crowd was on hand in chilly weather to witness Kaeding's redemption from a heartbreaking last lap loss in 2002 to living legend, Sammy Swindell. "I love this place", said Kaeding. "I've always wanted to win at this track since I was kid growing up here seeing my 'old-man' win features. I thought we had it done last year, but that only makes this sweeter tonight. I just have to thank Rod (Tiner), and Terry (Cowan), and all my guys for the job they do preparing this ABC Ready Mix car." (read it all)

Tim Kaeding Wins Golden State Thriller - By: Bobby Gerould. 04-19-03, Hanford, CA. …Tim Kaeding has now won half of the Golden State Challenge feature events contested in this calendar year. The reigning "King of California" moved into the 2003 points lead with a dramatic win at Kings Speedway Saturday night. The 24 year-old charger from San Jose may as well have a key to Hanford's speedplant. In the last five months, Kaeding has won a World of Outlaws race, two Golden State features, the Cotton Classic, and the Trophy Cup at Kings Speedway. On this night, Kaeding maneuvered from third to first in the final four laps to turn a podium finish into a clutch victory in front of an enthusiastic crowd. (read it all)

Tim Kaeding First Repeat Winner in Golden State Challenge - By: Bobby Gerould. 03-29-03 Placerville, CA. …When asked what he wanted the world to know about his latest win, Tim Kaeding said, "Tell `em this is FUN!" Kaeding became the first repeat winner of the 2003 Golden State Challenge season after outlasting a fine field of winged sprint cars Saturday night on a rocket fast, Placerville Speedway. (read it all)

Tim Kaeding Wows Fans in Golden State Challenge Win at Hanford - By: Bobby Gerould. 03-23-03. Hanford, CA. …Tim Kaeding became the third different winner in as many races in the Golden State Challenge, "King of California" series Saturday night at Kings Speedway. On a cool night, with track record conditions, the 24-year-old driver from San Jose brought the fans to their collective feet on lap 18, going three-wide with leader Craig Stidham, and runner up Ricci Faria. The hair raising, turn four move for the lead was perfectly precise. Said Kaeding to announcer, Rob Klepper, " My hat is off to Ricci and Craig. I don't know how we didn't crash." (read the whole story)

...We attended the World of Outlaws 2003 season opener at Hanford. Tim Kaeding lived up to his King of California billing with a decisive victory. He looks so comfortable at Kings Speedway, you might think he owned the place. Actually, he doesn't, it's state property. But Tim may as well have his own key. Last fall, he prepped for his WoO season opening win with back-to-back victories at Kings in Rebel Cup action, driving for Morrie Williams. In Terry Cowan's Eagle, Tim captured the Trophy Cup, and the Cotton Classic at the fast 3/8's. ...Certainly, mechanic, Rod Tiner deserves credit for his expert chassis tuning for Tim Kaeding. Rod is from Rio Linda, California, and has been at a racetrack near you since his birth. He specializes in rebuilding broken cars. When a car in Chico, Marysville or Placerville, gets cracked up, and needs fixing, Rod is the man. As a crew chief, he has won races all over the country, specializing in Northern California as a hardworking tuner for Randy Tiner, Tim Kaeding, Andy Hillenburg, Steven Tiner, and Jimmy Sills, just to name a few. Rod's experience wrenching cars on the West Coast dirt makes him a very valuable asset to a race team. Little wonder we keep seeing that guy in the winners circle.

... Tim Kaeding will defend his Golden State Challenge 'King of California' title in 2003 driving for Terry Cowan in the ABC Ready Mix # 7T. Kaeding told HammerDown! on Wednesday that "There were options, but this is how we're going to go. We will run the full Golden State deal, and some Chico Friday night races. If everything goes well, we'll run Knoxville (the Nationals), and the follow the outlaws back to California." Kaeding added that the team purchased another Don Ott motor, and Eagle chassis from Brad Furr Racing. They will start the season with two cars and two motors, and hope that they are not hard on equipment. Tim is particularly looking forward to the 6 Calistoga races on his team's schedule. "I might be able to win at Calistoga this year", said the 24 year-old. "Brad Furr is going to be tough though now that he will be back home". Mark your calendars for Saturday May 3rd when the 'Stoga season opens.

Tim Kaeding Dominates World of Outlaws Opener - By Bobby Gerould - 02/21/03 - Hanford, CA. ...Reigning 'King of California', Tim Kaeding first passed Steve Kinser, and then race leader Mark Kinser en route to a runaway win in the O'Reilly Auto Parts World of Outlaws sseaon opening race at Kings Speedway Friday night. Before a packed house of partisan California fans, the 24 year-old from San Jose, wheeled the ABC Ready Mix Eagle/Ott around the top of the track to pass both Kinsers. The Rod Tiner prepared #7t performed flawlessly after an aborted start allowed Tiner to loosen the car up just a tad. (Read the whole deal)

Best of 2002: Tim Kaeding at Trophy Cup - Tim was so dominant at the two-day Trophy Cup at Hanford, it brought back memories of some of the dominators we've had a chance to witness through the years. We've watched Jimmy Boyd, Johnny Anderson, Jimmy Sills, Wayne Sue, Brent Kaeding, Sammy Swindell, and Steve Kinser have moments like those.

From Positivity Column, Fall 2002 ...Tim Kaeding made it 'two in a row' in the Morrie Williams #0, with a win Saturday night in California Rebel Cup 360 action at Kings Speedway in Hanford, CA.

...Tim Kaeding made his debut in the Morrie Williams' #0 a night to remember. Tim set quick-time, and won the feature from 10th starting spot in California Rebel Cup action at Kings Speedway Saturday night. Tim has already committed to run Terry Cowan's #7 at the Pacific Sprint Fall Nationals at Chico, and the Trophy Cup at Hanford. Beyond that, who knows. Williams says his phone has been ringing off the hook with drivers looking for a ride.

Tulare Fan Aprreciation Races to Tim Kaeding - By Bobby Gerould and Ron Rodda - Tulare, CA. 11/29/02 - Tim Kaeding charged from 17th starting position to win the Fan Appreciation Races at Tulare Thunderbowl Friday night. In front of a good sized crowd, Kaeding roared through the field, and caught leader Steve Kent on the white-flag lap of the 30 lap contest. As Kent entered turn one with a car-length lead over Kaeding, Kent went high to try and pass a lapper, opening the door for the 24 year-old hot shoe that has been on a winning rampage in the Golden State in the late season. Kaeding passed Kent on the inside in turn one but the two cars made contact in turn two when Kaeding's right rear hit Kent's left front. The result was Kent in the wall, and turned over, while Kaeding continued as the leader when the green flag replaced the red flag. (read more) PHOTOS FROM Tulare!

Cotton Classic to Red Hot Tim Kaeding - HD Staff, 11/16/02 - Hanford, CA. ...Tim Kaeding continued his hot streak in 2002 with a last lap pass of Tommy Tarlton to claim the Cotton Classic at Kings Speedway, Saturday night. Kaeding, aboard the Terry Cowan #7t, passed Tarlton low in turns one and two win the 30 lapper on the fast Kings Speedway 3/8's mile dirt track. The win backs up Kaedings Trophy Cup triumph, and Golden State Challenge championship. 37 winged sprinters timed in, led by Brian Coelho's 13.03 second lap. Heat races were claimed by Jon Allard, Kaeding, Kyle Schild, and Peter Murphy. Former Golden State champion, Randy "The Hurricane" Hannagan, racing in his last run before undergoing more surgery on his injured leg, won the B-main. The top five in the feature were, Kaeding, Tarlton, Steve Kent, Tim Shaffer, and Luke Babereia. (summary)

Tim Kaeding Wins Trophy Cup - By Bobby Gerould, 10/19/02 - Hanford, CA. ...He was in his own league all weekend. Tim Kaeding, driving the Terry Cowan #7t won the A-main on Friday, and drove from 23rd to 2nd Saturday night to claim the top prize for high-points over two nights in the 9th Annual Trophy Cup. A packed house at Kings Speedway watched the 24 year-old from San Jose dominate the weekend of racing, and earn $11,000 for two nights.

The 40 lap A-main on Saturday was won by Brent Kaeding, in his own BK Racing, #69 Maxim. Brent started outside row six and quickly made his way to the front. Jon Allard took the early lead on the slick 3/8's mile in the Rick Wright #35 . Many eyes were focused on the rear of the field, as the race was fully inverted, meaning the highest point earner through the two nights of racing was starting scratch. Sammy Swindell, the Roth #83JR, was the high points man heading into the finale. Jason Meyers started 20th and was the first driver from the rear to slice through the pack. Meyers was in 9th before ten laps had been completed. However, damage to the front-end of the Elite Landscaping #1E forced Meyers to the pits as the race reached lap 18. (Read the whole deal)

Tim Kaeding Wins Again in Chico By: Troy Hennig (Chico, CA 10-04-02)…They call Tim Kaeding “boy wonder” and has he been wonderful lately. Kaeding won the eight lap dash that earned him the pole position for the 30 lap main event. Kaeding grabbed the early lead and led every lap in winning night number two of the Pacific Sprint Fall Nationals at Chico. Even with the 30 lap, flag-to-flag victory, Kaeding had tough competition from Clovis driver Jason Meyers. Adding to the mix was Campbell’s Brent Kaeding, who started in the ninth spot, and finished third. (read it all)

Tim Kaeding Brings Chico Fans to Their Feet - By Bill Sullivan, 09/06/02 - Chico, CA. ...Tim Kaeding showed why he was named the "King of California" this year with a crowd raising victory during the second night of preliminary action in the 49th annual Gold Cup Race of Champions on John Padjen's Silver Dollar Speedway. Aboard the Cowen Motorsports 7T Eagle, the former Silver Dollar Speedway track titlist and 2002 Golden State Challenge champion of San Jose held off charges from some of the world's best drivers to garner a victory in the 30-lap preliminary A-feature and insure a top starting spot in the big 40-lap feature Saturday night. "I just hope we can come back here and do good tomorrow night, these guys will be tough," said Kaeding. "On the last restart I didn't know who was running behind me. I just tried to keep the car straight and run good laps. My guys gave me a great car. Chico's kind of been my home away from home the last couple of years. We didn't get to run this race last year but it seems like we get lucky every time we come here." (read it all)

From Positivity Column: July 2002: ...Tim Kaeding was fantastic last Saturday at the Golden State Challenge finale at Silver Dollar Speedway. The racy track yielded great side by side action all night. ...And Tim, in the Rick Wright #35 Maxim was a huge reason that the fans were entertained. His inspired drive in the feature saw him race hard with Brent Kaeding, Jason Meyers, Stephen Allard and Peter Murphy. Instead of rolling the high-line, Tim made the majority of his passes as a result of getting into turn three deeper than anyone else. For a kid that was mostly a masher in his early career, Tim now shows great car control on the Chico quarter-mile. This shouldn't be a revelation to anyone who has been paying attention to feature race results from Chico over the past four years. Tim should have his own key to the track. In that span, he was captured two track championships, and won at least one main event with NARC/Golden State each year. The 23 year-old, is already ranked #4 all-time on the Golden State Challenge Career win list, with 12 A-mains to his credit. Only Tim Green (15), Steve Kent (24), and Brent Kaeding (57) have more wins. Tim nearly won his first Calistoga half-mile feature this season as well, only to lose the lead to Sammy Swindell when a yellow occurred, wiping away a huge lead on the last lap. It will be fun to watch Tim's choices in the near future. Hopefully, the unbeatable California weather and lifestyle will keep him close to home for the California fans to enjoy.

Tim Kaeding Wins, Allard Champ By: Troy Hennig (Chico, CA 8-23-02)…Tim Kaeding, the defending Silver Dollar Speedway track champion, returned home to his favorite speedway to win the coveted Pepsi night trophy Friday night. It was also Napa Auto Parts night at the races. For Kaeding it was the second year in a row that he won the annual Pepsi night; however, Chico’s Jonathan Allard was the shinning star all year long and won his first track driving championship at Chico. Driving for the potent McMillen / Mitchell / Tom Rolfe Trucking #10 Allard was the most consistent driver all year and he provided a track championship for the team for the second year in a row. (read more)

Tim Kaeding Wins Final Knoxville Tune Up - HD Staff, 08/03/02 - Knoxville, IA. - Newly crowned, King of California, Tim Kaeding raced at Knoxville Raceway for the first time in nearly a year Saturday night, and came away with the Feature win. Kaeding, in the Rick Wright Maxim #35, bested a top five that included Jason Johnson, Ricky Logan, Calvin Landis, and Jayme Moyle.

Tim Kaeding is 2002 King of California - By Bobby Gerould - 07/27/02 - Chico, CA. - "This is *^&%$* great. It's the best night of my life", yelled Tim Kaeding to a wild Silver Dollar Speedway crowd Saturday night. The 23 year-old, third generation driver, finished second in the A-Main to Peter Murphy, earning enough series points to dethrone his Dad, Brent Kaeding for the 2002 King of California crown. Tim entered the feature race with a one point deficit to Brent. But some great moves by Tim, and a tight racecar for Brent produced a new champion. Tim is the youngest driving champion in the 17 year history of the exclusive Golden State Challenge. He joins a very elite class of California sprint car champions that includes Brent, Steve Kent, Tim Green, Randy Hannagan, and Ronnie Day. ...After doing "donuts" that amazed fans, Tim, still dizzy, climbed from the #35, and stood on the wing, pumping his fists to the cheers of the Chico fans. The two-time Silver Dollar track champion is adored in Chico. When Troy Hennig interviewed Tim in victory lane, Tim added, "The Wright One crew busted their butts. We tore up allot of stuff. But we did it. We beat my old man!" Race winner, Murphy was strong all night, in the Morrie Williams Maxim. He withheld late challenges from Tim Kaeding to win the 30-lapper. Said Murphy, "I want to congratulate Tim Kaeding. He deserves it. He was the best all year." (read Troy Hennig's story and see results)

From The Positivity Column ... Tim Kaeding, while on this night, not as strong as Meyers, has endeared himself to the fans as well, with his rim-riding, and hard charging. Like Meyers, Kaeding won his heat, and backed up his Saturday performance with another 2nd place finish at a track that had perplexed him previously. To see Kaeding upset he didn't win, yet proud of his own progress at Calistoga is what we call "maturity". Tim won 22 features in 2001, and is leading the Golden State Challenge points this season. He most recent binge of success included a Friday night win at Chico, the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial at the same track the following night, a win six days later at Watsonville, and two 2nd place runs at 'Stoga this week. None other than 'Happy Hal' Holtsman, a Nor-Cal institution, recently compared Tim's talents to that of the late Jimmy Gordon. Suffice it to say, it is cool to be a race fan in California right now, watching these two 23 year-olds get down weekly.

Tim Kaeding Spins and Still Wins - HD Staff - Placerville, CA (6-8-02) - Tim Kaeding spun while leading at Placerville Speedway, Saturday night. Late in the race, as he exited the second turn, Kaeding's Wright One #35, and Charlie Louden both did 360 degree spins within lapped traffic. The yellow flag was quickly thrown but both Kaeding and Louden managed to keep their cars at speed. Track officials credited Louden with the flag as he was sent to the rear of the line-up and Kaeding was put back at the point for the restart. The King of California points leader then went on to win over Brent Kaeding, Peter Murphy, Billy Wallace, and Chad Riolo. (more)

TK Wins At Watsonville, Regains Point Lead by Al Drake 5-17-02...Friday night at Watsonville Speedway Tim Kaeding notched his second GSC victory of the year in a hard fought race that included lead changes among 3 drivers over the first half of the 30-lap feature before another packed house on the scenic Monterey Bay. The win put Kaeding back in the points lead over Peter Murphy, Jason Meyers and Brent Kaeding. (Story)

Tim Kaeding Rides High in Bradway Win - By Bobby Gerould 05/11/02 - Chico, CA. - ...Giving Tim Kaeding the pole at Chico Saturday night, may have been irrelevant. The third generation, Kaeding may have won from mid-pack, or deeper given his convincing, rim-riding,40 lap victory in the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial race at Silver Dollar Speedway. Kaeding passed his Dad, Brent Kaeding to gain the popular win on the tough quarter-mile. (read more)

Tim Kaeding Returns for Some Home Cooking By: Troy Hennig (Chico, CA 5-10-02)…Tim Kaeding returned to Chico Friday night, at a place he calls his home track, to get his first victory of the year during the 20 lap sprint car main event at Silver Dollar Speedway. Kaeding, a two-time track champion at Chico, took the lead on lap one and never looked back. “It’s always good to come back to Chico,” said Kaeding. “There’s just something about his place that I love.” (read the whole deal)

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