All Star Sprint
ROSSBURG, OH - 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.
With a pair of Tim's, Hunter and Kaeding, leading the pack to the green flag, Kaeding jumped out to an impressive early lead. Fourth starting Dale Blaney ran second behind Kaeding until he brought out the first caution when he slowed on the frontstretch on lap seven. Blaney was forced to pit for repairs and at the same time Greg Wilson, who spun to a stop, went pitside.
Kaeding jumped out to another nice lead when the green reappeared,
followed by third starter
Haudenschild led for the restart, with Kaeding still second and third was a tussle between Kemenah and Butch Schroeder. Schroeder eventually dropped out with mechanical problems, leaving Kemenah with third all to himself. A pair of flats slowed the action as seventh place Rob Chaney and top ten runner Phil Gressman both stopped the action and were able to replace tires for the restarts. The final seven laps went all green, with Haudenschild pushing out to a two-thirds of a straightaway win over Kaeding.
"It's the first time I've seen this place in my life," Kaeding said after finishing second in the Dennis Roth Beef Packers 83 Jr. "I've played it a hundred times on the sprint car game but it's a lot different in person. Jac rules this place. I was way afraid to get as close to the wall as he did."
Kemenah was third, followed by Randy Hannagan,
who came all the way from 18th starting spot. Dean Jacobs, after starting
13th, was fourth ahead of Chaney, Danny Smith, last starting Nick Naber, Jimmy
The Crown Battery heat fell to Stinson, the
B&B Products heat went to Greg Wilson, the Engler Machine and Tool heat
was won by Jeremy Campbell and the TP Wings heat fell to Darren Long in a
360 cubic inch powered machine. Dean Jacobs won the
Huggins Cams Time Trials: 1.
11n, 14.803; 27. Paul May, May 71m, 15.091; 28. Ryan Myers, Garrett 56r, 15.114; 29. Spud Gustin, Gustin 4G, 15.503; 30. Eddie Lynch, Lynch 29, 16.003; 31. Shawn Applegate, Applegate 07, 17.621.
B&B Products Heat (8 laps): 1.
Engler Machine & Tool Heat (8 laps): 1.
TP Wings Heat (8 laps): 1. Long 2. Smith 3. Chaney 4. Haudenschild 5. Agan 6. Coniam 7. Myers.
Haulmark Dash (4 laps): 1. Haudenschild 2. Kemenah 3. Blaney 4. Hunter.
Haulmark A Main (30 laps): 1. Jac Haudenschild
2. Tim Kaeding 3.
Lap Leaders: Tim Kaeding 1-16, Jac Haudenschild 17-30.