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The All-Stars will CO-sanction several races with the World of Outlaws this season, including the Texas Motor Speedway races March 28-29th, and the Knoxville Nationals among others. This move is great for sprint car racing as it guarantees a stout field of cars at big races.

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‘The King’ Wins United States Air Force Showdown Preliminary By Richard Day FORT WORTH, TX (March 28) – Everyone in the near-capacity crowd at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track Friday expected a battle between Danny Lasoski and Steve Kinser. Considering they rank 1-2 in the O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series point standings, have won two of the last three series championships and three of the first five main events at the 4/10-mile oval, why wouldn’t they? Kinser passed Lasoski early in the opening lap and led throughout as he won the Preliminary Feature as the O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series opened the United States Air Force Showdown. The $5,000 victory pushed “The King of the Outlaws” to within four points of Lasoski in the standings.

“The track was nice tonight,” Kinser said following his second Preliminary Feature victory of the year. “You could really pass on it because it had two grooves. Any time you have a track with two grooves, you like it. Speaking to the members of the United States Air Force in attendance, Kinser said, “I know you guys are going through some tough times now, but we are all for you.”

Opening night of the $112,145 event honoring the United States Air Force was all Kinser and Lasoski. “The Dude” set quick time for the fifth time this season, then received the luxury of starting the First Dash Race on the pole when he picked the #0 inversion pill. Lasoski and Kinser, the second-fastest qualifier, earned the right to start the 30-lap feature on the front row by winning the dash races. “We made a stagger change after the heat race,” Kinser said. “We didn’t change much for the feature, just the tire compound.”

Kinser drove his #11 Quaker State Maxim past “The Dude” on the front straightaway as the green flag fell in the evening’s main event. Kinser was building a comfortable advantage when Third Heat Race winner Jeff Shepard stopped in turn two early in the second lap, bringing out the caution flag. “The King of the Outlaws” controlled the ensuing restart and opened a four-car-length advantage within two laps as defending All-Stars champion Chad Kemenah challenged Lasoski for second place. Kinser was three car-lengths ahead when he entered lapped traffic during lap eight. Kinser was racing through lapped traffic when Dean Jacobs spun in turn four the next time around.

“The King of the Outlaws” raced away from Lasoski and Kemenah as the green flag replaced the yellow, opening a two-second advantage within four laps. P.J. Chesson, making his 2003 debut with the O’Reilly World of Outlaws” Series, spun in the fourth corner midway through the race just a split-second after Kinser caught the back-markers again. Kemenah, who moved his top wing back before the feature started to allow his #15K Underground Utilities Eagle to handle better in the low groove, passed Lasoski deep in the first corner two laps after the race resumed. Kemenah, who started outside the third row, cut into Kinser’s advantage in dense lapped traffic with 10 laps remaining, but several daring moves past slower cars enabled “The King of the Outlaws” to open an insurmountable lead. Kinser was four seconds ahead of Kemenah when he took the checkered flag.

“This takes a lot of pressure off for tomorrow (Saturday) night,” Kemenah said. “This is my best-ever World of Outlaws finish. I thought Lasoski would stay low, but we had two lanes of racing. The fans really got to see a good sprint car show tonight.” Lasoski, who has won two main events at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track, maintained the O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series points lead by finishing in third place. Daryn Pittman finished fourth, ahead of Shane Stewart, Tim Shaffer, Craig Dollansky, Paul McMahan, Brooke Tatnell and 15th-starting Jason Johnson. Pittman’s fourth-place run pushed him into a tie for eighth place with Stewart in the O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series point standings. Jac Haudenschild used a provisional to start the Preliminary Feature and drove the MPD Hand Controls/Wirtgen America Maxim past 10 cars to finish 15th. Donny Schatz raced into 12th place from inside the 11th row. “The Dude” paced the 40-car qualifying session with a 13.368-second, 107.720 M.P.H., lap around the semi-banked, 4/10-mile oval. WoO

2003 O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series United States Air Force Showdown

Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track, Fort Worth, TX Friday, March 28, Preliminary Program

Qualifying: 1. Danny Lasoski, Stewart 20, 13.368; 2. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 13.415; 3. Craig Dollansky, Karavan Racing 7, 13.482; 4. Daryn Pittman, Sher-Don Motorsports 21, 13.519; 5. Paul McMahan, Miller 2, 13.543; 6. Brian Paulus, P and P Motorsports 28, 13.567; 7. Brooke Tatnell, Grandstaff 66, 13.571; 8. Joey Saldana, Saldana 17, 13.594; 9. Chad Kemenah, Harble 15K, 13.625; 10. Jason Sides, Sides Motorsports 7S, 13.635; 11. Randy Hannagan, TH Racing 1X, 13.655; 12. Shane Stewart, Chilcutt 4M, 13.662; 13. Tyler Walker, C&W Motorsports 35, 13.668; 14. Kraig Kinser, Kinser 11K, 13.716; 15. Jeff Shepard, Helm 11H, 13.716; 16. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 13.721; 17. Jason Johnson, Harrison 22, 13.722; 18. Tim Shaffer, Roth 83, 13.780; 19. Craig Keel, Potorff 9, 13.812; 20. Aaron Berryhill, Walden 97, 13.815; 21. Dean Jacobs, Pullin 29, 13.837; 22. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 13.842; 23. Ricky Logan, Gifford 17G, 13.843; 24. P.J. Chesson, Chesson 76, 13.854; 25. Johnny Herrera, Wilburn 2W, 13.876; 26. Jeremy Campbell, Campbell 10C, 13.904; 27. Brian Brown, Parsons 6, 13.930; 28. Jac Haudenschild, Forbrook 5, 13.939; 29. Travis Rilat, Archer 1A, 14.027; 30. Bob Bennett, Acme Trailer 3, 14.029; 31. Blake Mallory, Mallory 6M, 14.075; 32. Ryan Coniam, Coniam 6C, 14.118; 33. Greg Wilson, Hampshire 63, 14.149; 34. Justin Henderson, Carnahan R19, 14.181; 35. Scott Young, Young F-22, 14.294; 36. Bill Rose, Rose 6R, 14.310; 37. Matt Clevenger, Clevenger 31, 14.353; 38. Derek Beckman, Cox 50D, 14.598; 39. Dan Oswalt, Oswalt D1, 14.890; 40. Zach Chappell, Chappell 50Z, no time.

First Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. P.J. Chesson, 3. Danny Lasoski, 4. Jason Johnson, 5. Chad Kemenah, 6. Johnny Herrera, 7. Travis Rilat, 8. Joey Saldana, 9. Matt Clevenger, 10. Greg Wilson. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature)

Second Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Tim Shaffer, 2. Ricky Logan, 3. Steve Kinser, 4. Brooke Tatnell, 5. Jason Sides, 6. Kraig Kinser, 7. Justin Henderson, 8. Jeremy Campbell, 9. Derek Beckman, 10. Bob Bennett. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature)

Third Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Jeff Shepard, 2. Craig Dollansky, 3. Donny Schatz, 4. Randy Hannagan, 5. Brian Paulus, 6. Blake Mallory, 7. Brian Brown, 8. Scott Young, 9. Craig Keel, 10. Dan Oswalt. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature)

Fourth Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Tyler Walker, 2. Dean Jacobs, 3. Shane Stewart, 4. Paul McMahan, 5. Daryn Pittman, 6. Zach Chappell, 7. Aaron Berryhill, 8. Jac Haudenschild, 9. Bill Rose, 10. Ryan Coniam. (first five qualified for the Preliminary Feature)

First Dash Race (five laps): 1. Danny Lasoski, 2. Craig Dollansky, 3. Shane Stewart, 4. Paul McMahan, 5. Jeff Shepard, 6. Brooke Tatnell, 7. Jason Sides, 8. Jason Johnson. (finish determined the inside starting positions in the first eight rows in the Preliminary Feature lineup)

Second Dash Race (five laps): 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Daryn Pittman, 3. Chad Kemenah, 4. Tyler Walker, 5. Tim Shaffer, 6. Mark Kinser, 7. Randy Hannagan, 8. Brian Paulus. (finish determined the outside starting positions in the first eight rows in the Preliminary Feature lineup)

B Feature (12 laps): 1. Kraig Kinser, 2. Joey Saldana, 3. Craig Keel, 4. Jeremy Campbell, 5. Greg Wilson ($200); 6. Travis Rilat ($150); 7. Zach Chappell ($125); 8. Aaron Berryhill ($100); 9. Justin Henderson ($75); 10. Jac Haudenschild, 11. Matt Clevenger ($50); 12. Bob Bennett ($50); 13. Bill Rose ($50); 14. Derek Beckman ($50); 15. Johnny Herrera ($50); 16. Brian Brown ($50); 17. Blake Mallory ($50); 18. Ryan Coniam ($50); Scott Young ($50); 20. Dan Oswalt ($50). (first four qualified for the Preliminary Feature)

Preliminary Feature (30 laps): 1. Steve Kinser [2] ($5,000); 2. Chad Kemenah [6] ($3,000); 3. Danny Lasoski [1] ($2,500); 4. Daryn Pittman [4] ($2,200); 5. Shane Stewart [5] ($2,100); 6. Tim Shaffer [10] ($2,000); 7. Craig Dollansky [3] ($1,800); 8. Paul McMahan [7] ($1,600); 9. Brooke Tatnell [11] ($1,500); 10. Jason Johnson [15] ($1,300); 11. Joey Saldana [17] ($1,220); 12. Donny Schatz [21] ($1,100); 13. Tyler Walker [8] ($1,000); 14. Randy Hannagan [14] ($700); 15. Jac Haudenschild [25] ($620); 16. P.J. Chesson [23] ($600); 17. Jeremy Campbell [24] ($620); 18. Craig Keel [19] ($620); 19. Mark Kinser [12] ($600); 20. Kraig Kinser [18] ($620); 21. Jason Sides [13] ($500); 22. Ricky Logan [22] ($500); 23. Dean Jacobs [20] ($500); 24. Jeff Shepard [9] ($500); 25. Brian Paulus [16] ($500).

Provisional starter: Jac Haudenschild

Lap leader: Steve Kinser 1-30 WoO

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