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Chad Kemenah

2003, 2004 & 2005 All HammerDown! Team Member

Chad Kemenah Charges to World of Outlaws Sprint Series Season Opening Victory - Barberville, FL — Feb. 9, 2006 — By Chris Dolack, VP Public Relations ...The World of Outlaws Sprint Series launched a new era in sprint car racing in grand fashion Thursday night at Volusia Speedway Park as Chad Kemenah held off Donny Schatz to capture the 2006 season opener. Kemenah, who won the past four All Star Circuit of Champions titles, has been one of the fastest cars throughout the 35th Annual Winternationals, setting the track record earlier in the week and posting the quick time Thursday night in the Underground Utilities Inc. Eagle. With Kemenah setting the early pace, Chad Layton, Joey Saldana and Schatz raced back-and-forth and top-to-bottom on big half mile before catching traffic. When the three cleared the lapped cars, Schatz emerged in second and set his sights on Kemenah. But Kemenah maneuvered cleanly through the field and locked his machine back into the bottom groove to take the $10,000 checkered flag just ahead of Schatz’s ParkerStore J&J to kick off the World of Outlaws 29th season. Saldana was third in the Dodge/Curb Records JEI with Layton in the Apple Dealerships Maxim and Brian Brown in the NOS Energy Drink/Mafia Motorsports Maxim rounding out the top five. (Read it all)

Kemenah Earns His First World of Outlaws Sprint Series Victory - Pevely, MO — July 9, 2005 — By Chris Dolack, World of Outlaws Senior Writer …Car after car tried to knock down the wall in Turns 1 and 2 Saturday night at I-55 Raceway, but the wall took a defiant stand and threw every car back onto the track, some upright and some not. Chad Kemenah and Donny Schatz didn’t chance it. Instead, they set up their cars to work on the bottom of the high-banked 1/3-mile oval. While Shane Stewart started on the pole and powered his way along the cushion, which in some spots was the concrete fence, Kemenah and Schatz tip-toed along the very bottom and found themselves finishing first and second. For Kemenah, a three-time champion with the All Stars, it was the first World of Outlaws Sprint Series victory in his career. Kemenah, Stewart and Jason Solwold thrilled the packed stands with side-by-side, back-and-forth duels before Stewart finally succumbed to the concrete, flipping in Turn 2 with 12 laps to go. Stewart tried to recover, especially to keep pace in the March to the Mean 15, but one lap later he looped his car in Turn 2 just as Solwold surged in front of Kemenah for the lead. With the lap not complete, Solwold was moved back to second and on the restart Kemenah shot to the front as a wild scramble for second ensued. Solwold fended off Schatz, Steve Kinser and Brooke Tatnell, but the slicing and dicing never let up. Kemenah, who surprised everyone by going high on that final restart, quickly moved back down when he realized the peril of challenging the wall and began to pull away. Schatz raced his way along the bottom and was strong enough to catch and pass Solwold for second. Then Tatnell moved down to a middle groove and got Solwold for the third on the final lap with Kinser hanging on for fifth in the 40-lap feature. “This is probably my biggest win,” said Kemenah, who has been the fastest qualifier on three nights this season with the Outlaws before collecting $10,000 for winning Saturday night. “Knoxville was really cool last year to run second, but when you can say you won your first Outlaws race, that’s in the elite there. “Me and Shane got going there for a while and it was really good for the fans. I had to stay on the bottom because I didn’t think I could get around the outside of him. I saw him get tangled up with the fence. I didn’t want to see that. I wanted to try to beat him while he was running but I’ll take it whenever I can get it.” (Read it all)

Kemenah honored for third straight All-Star title - by Scott Hall CAMARGO, IL - Chad Kemenah was the top honoree at the 2004 All Star Sprint Car Awards Celebration Friday night at the Camden Falls Conference Center in Tiffin, OH. It was the third straight All Star title for the Findlay, Ohio driver. He and team owner Jim Harble pocketed $50,000 in cash for the accomplishment out of the $167,000 all-cash points fund. "One All Star title was fantastic, two in-a-row was amazing and three in-a-row is unbelievable," Kemenah told the large audience. "Well be back to go for number four next year." Jeremy Campbell of Monroe, MI was crowned the All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car Rookie of the Year for 2004. He earned $10,000 for the honor, and All Star president Guy Webb announced the ROY award will be $10,000 again next year, to help attract more young talented drivers to the series.

Kemenah Controls All-Stars at Attica - By Scott Hall , 04/16/04 ATTICA, OH - Chad Kemenah used lapped traffic to reel in Mark Keegan Friday night at Attica Raceway Park in the Haulmark All Star sprint car Coors Light Spring Nationals 30 lap feature. After Keegan led the first 28 circuits in his own No. X, Kemenah dove low under the lapped car of Jeremy Campbell with Keegan moving to the high groove, and that move was Kemenah's winning one. It was Kemenah's second consecutive win for the 2004 season in the Jim Harble No. 15K Eagle Chassis wrenched by his brother Brian. (more)

Chad Kemenah, the 2002 All-Star Champion, made the the A-Main at the Nationals in Knoxville (Jim Fleming photo)

Kemenah Crowned King of Tunica - Fri. 6/20/03 By Scott Hall TUNICA, MS - Chad Kemenah christened the brand new Delta Bowl Speedway Friday Night with a win in the Haulmark All Star sprint car-NCRA 30 lap feature. The $5,000 win on night one of the Hooker Hood Classic came in Kemenah's Jim Harble owned Kistler-powered UUI sponsored Eagle chassis wrenched by his bother Brian. It was the All Star points leader's second win of the season. (read it all)

Kemenah Scores at Attica - Fri. 4/11/03 By Scott Hall ATTICA, OH - Chad Kemenah recorded his first win of the year Friday night at Attica Raceway Park in the Haulmark All Star sprint car 30-lap Coor's Nationals preliminary feature. It was Attica's season opener which paid the driver of Jim Harble's Eagle Chassis $4,000 to. Kemenah's win came over Paul McMahan and a hard charging Greg Wilson, who came up from 15th starting spot to record third on the last lap. (read it all)

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