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Kaeding the Big Winner in Winner

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 Kaedings 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.

    It does get to you, Kaeding said of losing a rhythm. But you get a chance to breathe. It can help you, but it can also hurt you.

    The same could be said of lapped traffic, such as that seen Saturday.

    Kinser took advantage of Kaeding getting caught in traffic to take the lead on lap 18.

    I thought I was in good shape, said Kinser, who twice had to make nice saves off turn 4 earlier in the race.

    Kaeding also thought his boss was in good shape at that point.

    I was concerned, Kaeding acknowledged. I didnt think I would get back by him. I thought we were a second place car. He had the better car in the open. Hes the King.

    As Kaeding searched desperately for a way by Kinser with five laps to go, the leaders hit heavy traffic.

    I was in good shape until I hit the traffic, Kinser said. I was just trying to get through it.

    Kinser got bogged down coming off turn 2 on lap 29, dooming his chances. My motor was stumbling off the bottom of the turns, he said. I was alright on the bottom, as long as I had the track to myself.

    When Kinser didnt have the track to himself, Kaeding pounced.

    I seen him get stuck on the bottom, Kaeding said. I sailed it around the top and just hoped it would stick.

    It did, and Kaeding held on to beat Kinser, Jason Solwold, Jason Meyers and Danny Lasoski.

    Solwold had a catbird seat of the lead battle.

    I was just sitting back waiting to see if lapped cars would go their way or my way, Solwold said. They hung up Steve. Getting to the front early was key, since it was tough to pass.

    It seemed every time I had a chance, it was gone that quick, Solwold added. The track was difficult for everyone. Im happy with a top-five.     

    The Steve Kinser Racing domination of the night started early, as Kinser and Kaeding handily won their heat races. Lasoski won his heat race after battling hard with two Aussie drivers, Kerry Madsen and Trevor Green, who was filling in for an injured Tim Shaffer.

    Dash races were won by Kinser and Brian Paulus, with Kinser electing to start the A-Main on the outside.

    Shane Stewart set fast time of the 31 drivers to time in with a lap of 15.083 seconds, his second fast time of the year. Jeff Reiman won the B-Main.

    The National Sprint Tour next races July 7-8 at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

 

NST RESULTS Winner Speedway, 07/01/06

QUALIFYING

1)

26

SHANE

STEWART

RUDEEN

15.083

2)

11K

TIM

KAEDING

KINSER

15.116

3)

20

PAUL

McMAHAN

STEWART

15.130

4)

14

JASON

MEYERS

STOCKBRIDGE

15.137

5)

R19

JASON

SOLWOLD

CARNAHAN

15.209

6)

83

DANNY

LASOSKI

ROTH

15.491

7)

11

STEVE

KINSER

KINSER

15.574

8)

28

BRIAN

PAULUS

P&P MOTORSPORTS

15.655

9)

6

TREVOR

GREEN

PARSONS

15.856

10)

7S

JASON

SIDES

SIDES

16.094

11)

3R

Seth

Brahmer

Rossman

16.241

12)

11H

KERRY

MADSEN

HELM

16.516

13)

4

Mike

Chadd

Chadd

16.724

14)

56

John

Cressman

Cressman

16.847

15)

34H

Doug

Martin

Hasbolb

17.198

16)

17

Bob

Dvorak

Dvorak

17.206

17)

90

Darrell

Brink

Warl

17.256

18)

32

Jamie

Turpin

Turpin

17.384

19)

24J

Jeff

Reiman

Reiman

17.461

20)

OX

Jess

Becket

Hildebrand

17.496

21)

8R

Gary

Reber

Reber

17.567

22)

2

Kevin

Ingle

Ingle

17.693

23)

13

Jordan

Martens

Martens

17.754

24)

XXX

Ricky

Sammons, Jr.

Sammons

17.765

25)

20PK

Ron

Krysl

Krysl

18.157

26)

63

Gregg

Schuetz

Schuetz

18.307

27)

O1

Brandon

Mills

Hilde

18.463

28)

15K

Dave

Titus

Downey

18.936

29)

42

Adam

Walton

Frish

18.938

30)

20D

Dan

Nekolite

Nekolite

19.105

31)

1i

Mike

Pennell

Pennell

19.156

 

HEAT 1 - 8 LAPS

1)

STEVE

KINSER

2)

SHANE

STEWART

3)

JASON

MEYERS

4)

JASON

SIDES

5)

Mike

Chadd

6)

Bob

Dvorak

7)

Kevin

Ingle

8)

Jeff

Reiman

9)

Dave

Titus

10)

Ron

Krysl

11)

Mike

Pennel

 

HEAT 2 - 8 LAPS

1)

TIM

KAEDING

2)

BRIAN

PAULUS

3)

JASON

SOLWOLD

4)

Seth

Brahmer

5)

Darrell

Brink

6)

Jordan

Martens

7)

Jess

Becket

8)

Adam

Walton

9)

Gregg

Schuetz

10)

John

Cressman

 

HEAT 3 - 8 LAPS

1)

DANNY

LASOSKI

2)

TREVOR

GREEN

3)

KERRY

MADSEN

4)

PAUL

McMAHAN

5)

Jamie

Turpin

6)

Doug

Martin

7)

Ricky

Sammons, Jr.

8)

Gary

Reber

9)

Brandon

Mills

10)

Dan

Nekolite

 

DASH 1 - 6 LAPS

1)

STEVE

KINSER

2)

JASON

SOLWOLD

3)

SHANE

STEWART

4)

TREVOR

GREEN

5)

PAUL

McMAHAN

6)

Seth

Brahmer

 

DASH 2 - 6 LAPS

1)

BRIAN

PAULUS

2)

TIM

KAEDING

3)

DANNY

LASOSKI

4)

JASON

MEYERS

5)

KERRY

MADSEN

6)

JASON

SIDES

 

B-MAIN 10 LAPS (6 TRANSFER)

1)

Jeff

Reiman

2)

John

Cressman

3)

Kevin

Ingle

4)

Ricky

Sammons, Jr.

5)

Ron

Krysl

6)

Dan

Nekolite

7)

Dave

Titus

8)

Adam

Walton

9)

Mike

Pennel

10)

Gregg

Schuetz

11)

Brandon

Mills

12)

Jess

Becket

13)

Gary

Reber

 

A-MAIN - 3O LAPS [START][PURSE]

1)

TIM

KAEDING

[3]

[$10,000]

2)

STEVE

KINSER

[2]

[$5,500]

3)

JASON

SOLWOLD

[4]

[$3,200]

4)

JASON

MEYERS

[7]

[$2,800]

5)

DANNY

LASOSKI

[5]

[$2,500]

6)

PAUL

McMAHAN

[10]

[$2,300]

7)

JASON

SIDES

[11]

[$2,200]

8)

BRIAN

PAULUS

[1]

[$2,100]

9)

KERRY

MADSEN

[9]

[$2,050]

10)

Mike

Chadd

[13]

[$2,000]

11)

John

Cressman

[14]

[$1,500]

12)

SHANE

STEWART

[6]

[$1,200]

13)

Seth

Brahmer

[12]

[$1,100]

14)

Doug

Martin

[15]

[$1,050]

15)

Jamie

Turpin

[18]

[$1,000]

16)

Jeff

Reiman

[19]

[$850]

17)

Bob

Dvorak

[16]

[$750]

18)

Ron

Krysl

[23]

[$700]

19)

Dan

Nekolite

[24]

[$700]

20)

Kevin

Ingle

[20]

[$700]

21)

TREVOR

GREEN

[8]

[$700]

22)

Jordan

Martens

[21]

[$700]

23)

Darrell

Brink

[17]

[$700]

24)

Ricky

Sammons, Jr.

[22]

[$700]

 

Laps Lead:  Tim Kaeding 1-17, Steve Kinser 18-28, Tim Kaeding 29-30

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