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The Dude Didnt See Anybody Once He Got the Lead at Susquehanna Raceway Park

 

By Fran Engelcke

 

So far this week its all about the Dude.  Danny Lasoski (Roth)  did not let a new track, or local veterans, or a 15th place time-in keep him from taking the winners spotlight tonight in the first visit to Susquehanna Speedway Park by the National Sprint Tour. 

 

Fred Rahmer (Kline) of Pennsylvania Posse fame chose the inside saying, Im too old to be starting on the outside. Im going to start on the inside.  Weve been lucky enough to position ourselves.  Weve got a good chance at it.  But you better not drop the ball here because there are a lot of really good racers.

 

Rahmer used his fast dash win lane choice to take the lead from the white flag and held off Jeff Shepard (Shepard) through lap five when Shepard, going high out of turn four passed Rahmer and cemented the lead in turns 1 and 2. 

 

Lasoski, showing speed and patience, pushed the leaders forcing an error by Rahmer in 3and 4 of the 10th lap.  Now in second, Lasoski closed with Shepard passing in 3and 4 of lap15.  Lasoski then ran a clinic on how to go fast in the low groove leaving the competition behind.  Lasoski crediting a good race strategy for his win.  Weve been struggling a little bit on the slick race tracks and we experimented and everything seems to work for us he said in victory circle.

 

Late in the race a hard charge by Lance Dewease (Postupack) moved his car into second.

Dewease explained how they moved forward from their 8th place start.  We drew a bad number for the dash.  We went forward a couple a spots in the dash which helped us with the starting spot.  We went pretty soft with tires trying to get up through there early which we did. Our race car was pretty good we just wore our tires out there at the end. Danny got away from us there at the end.  It did what we wanted it to do which was get to the front.  Dewease was followed to the finish by Stevie Smith (RAACE) who executed a late laps pass of Rahmer and Shepard.

 

A field of 37 cars meant an action packed B main.  The main was dominated by local driver Todd Schaffer (Allebach).  He took the checkers with Greg Hodnett (Hamilton), Mark Smith (Zemaitis), and Jason Meyers (Elite Landscaping) in fourth and the final transfer spot.

 

Dash 1 was won by the Shepard using the outside pole to take a lead over Paul McMahan (Bass Pro Shops). They were followed across the finish line by Blane Heimbach (Greasy), Dewease, Chad Layton (Stewart) and Doug Esh.

 

Dash 2 saw Rahmer use the inside pole to advantage leading Lasoski across the finish line for victory.  They were followed by Smith, Don Kreitz (Kreitz), Jason Sides (Wetherington) and Lucas Wolfe (Selma Shell). 

Heat 1 saw Michael Carber lead all to laps followed by Dewease, Wolfe, Kreitz, and Smith.

 

Heat 2 was led by Shepard from the start with Rahmer, moving up from the 5th spot at the start to second followed by Heimbach, Craig Keel, and Eric Stambaugh.

 

Heat 3 was won by the Tim Shaffer (Casey's) followed by Alan Krimes, Lasoski, Sides, Steve Kinser (Quaker State).

 

Heat 4 had NST point leader Tim Kaeding (Slick 50) take the lead and hold off Jason Solwold (City Wide), Esh, McMahan and Layton.                                                                                                                             

 

Fast qualifier this evening was Lance Dewease with a time of 15.740.

 

NST RESULTS Susquehanna Speedway, 06/08/06

 

QUALIFYING

            #    First          Last             Owner                Time

1)

 

25

 

Lance

Dewease

Postupack

15.740

2)

 

22

 

Fred

Rahmer

Kline

16.029

3)

 

5

W

Todd

Schaffer

Allebach

16.096

4)

 

30

 

Doug

Esh

 

16.189

5)

 

19

 

STEVIE

SMITH

RAACE Foundation

16.194

6)

 

12

 

Blane

Heimbach

Creasy

16.197

7)

 

77

 

Greg

Hodnett

Hamilton

16.255

8)

 

1

 

Mark

Smith

Zemaitis

16.258

9)

 

28

 

BRIAN

PAULUS

P & P Motorsports

16.278

10)

 

26

 

SHANE

STEWART

Rudeen

16.305

11)

 

7

S

JASON

SIDES

Sides

16.392

12)

 

20

 

PAUL

McMAHAN

Stewart

16.406

13)

 

69

K

Don

Kreitz

Kreitz

16.453

14)

 

4

J

Jeff

Shepard

Shepard

16.488

15)

 

83

 

DANNY

LASOSKI

Roth

16.501

16)

 

12

A

Chad

Layton

Stewart

16.503

17)

 

11

H

LUCAS

WOLFE

Helm

16.510

18)

 

9

 

Craig

Keel

Portoff

16.516

19)

 

87

 

Alan

Krimes

Krimes

16.518

20)

R

19

 

JASON

SOLWOLD

Carnahan

16.534

21)

 

69

 

Michael

Carber

Clemons/Bair

16.549

22)

 

4

 

Eric

Stambaugh

Swope

16.569

23)

 

6

 

TIM

SHAFFER

Parsons

16.580

24)

 

11

K

TIM

KAEDING

Kinser

16.582

25)

 

41

 

Scott

Geesey

Geesey

16.635

26)

 

07

 

Mark

Coldren

Coldren

16.648

27)

 

11

 

STEVE

KINSER

Kinser

16.658

28)

 

28

J

Chad

Jumper

Jumper

16.787

29)

 

14

 

JASON

MEYERS

Stockbridge

16.878

30)

 

11

C

Cory

Haas

Haas

16.889

31)

 

33

 

Scott

Lutz

McGuire

17.140

32)

 

89

 

Cody

Darrah

Darrah

17.151

33)

 

3

 

Robert

Bennett

Mickle

17.259

34)

 

69

C

Justin

Collett

Collett

17.394

35)

 

17

B

Steve

Buckwalter

Ritter

17.406

36)

 

21

 

Brian

Montieth

Parrish

17.500

37)

 

X

 

Bobby

Weaver

Weaver

 

 

HEAT 1 - 10 LAPS (TOP 5 TRANSFER TO A-MAIN)

 

First

Last

1)

Michael

Carber

2)

Lance

Dewease

3)

LUCAS

WOLFE

4)

Don

Kreitz

5)

Stevie

Smith

6)

JASON

MEYERS

7)

BRIAN

PAULUS

8)

Scott

Geesey

9)

Robert

Bennett

           

HEAT 2

 

First

Last

1)

Jeff

Shepard

2)

Fred

Rahmer

3)

Blane

Heimbach

4)

Craig

Keel

5)

Eric

Stambaugh

6)

SHANE

STEWART

7)

Mark

Coldren

8)

Cory

Haas

9)

Justin

Collett

           

HEAT 3

 

First

Last

1)

TIM

SHAFFER

2)

Alan

Krimes

3)

DANNY

LASOSKI

4)

JASON

SIDES

5)

STEVE

KINSER

6)

Greg

Hodnett

7)

Todd

Schaffer

8)

Scott

Lutz

9)

Steve

Buckwalter

 

HEAT 4

 

First

Last

1)

TIM

KAEDING

2)

JASON

SOLWOLD

3)

Doug

Esh

4)

PAUL

MCMAHAN

5)

Chad

Layton

6)

Mark

Smith

7)

Brian

Montieth

8)

Cody

Darrah

9)

Chad

Jumper

 

DASH 1 6 LAPS

1)

Jeff Shepard

2)

PAUL McMAHAN

3)

Blane Heimbach

4)

Lance Dewease

5)

Chad Layton

6)

Doug Esh

 

DASH 2 6 LAPS

1)

Fred Rahmer

2)

DANNY LASOSKI

3)

Stevie Smith

4)

Don Kreitz

5)

JASON SIDES

6)

LUCAS WOLFE

 

B-MAIN - 12 LAPS (TOP 4 TRANSFER TO A-MAIN)

1)

Todd Schaffer

2)

Greg Hodnett

3)

Mark Smith

4)

JASON MEYERS

5)

SHANE STEWART

6)

Mark Coldren

7)

Scott Geesey

8)

Cory Haas

9)

Scott Lutz

10)

Justin Collett

11)

Robert Bennett

12)

Brian Montieth

13)

Cody Darrah

14)

Chad Jumper

 

A-MAIN 30 LAPS     [STARTED]  [$]

 

A-MAIN

- 4O LAPS

[STARTED]

[$]

1)

DANNY

LASOSKI

[3]

[$5,000]

2)

Lance

Dewease

[8]

[$3,000]

3)

Stevie

Smith

[5]

[$2,500]

4)

Jeff

Shepard

[2]

[$2,200]

5)

Fred

Rahmer

[1]

[$2,100]

6)

Don

Kreitz

[7]

[$2,000]

7)

PAUL

McMAHAN

[4]

[$1,800]

8)

Chad

Layton

[10]

[$1,600]

9)

Doug

Esh

[12]

[$1,500]

10)

Todd

Schaffer

[13]

[$1,300]

11)

STEVE

KINSER

[22]

[$1,100]

12)

JASON

SIDES

[9]

[$1,000]

13)

TIM

KAEDING

[21]

[$900]

14)

JASON

SOLWOLD

[18]

[$800]

15)

JASON

MEYERS

[23]

[$700]

16)

Mark

Smith

[15]

[$600]

17)

Alan

Krimes

[17]

[$575]

18)

Michael

Carber

[19]

[$550]

19)

SHANE

STEWART

[24]

[$525]

20)

TIM

SHAFFER

[20]

[$500]

21)

Greg

Hodnett

[14]

[$500]

22)

LUCAS

WOLFE

[11]

[$500]

23)

Craig

Keel

[16]

[$500]

24)

Blane

Heimbach

[6]

[$500]

 

 

Laps lead:  Fred Rahmer 1-5, Jeff Shepard 6-14,

                  Danny Lasoski 15-30

 

 

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