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Lasoski Increases Points Lead at Talladega By Richard Day TALLADEGA, AL (April 5) – Danny Lasoski felt Steve Kinser gaining on him, so he picked up the pace Saturday at the Talladega Short Track. “The Dude,” who finished in 10th place just behind Kinser in the International Race of Champions race at Talladega Superspeedway earlier in the day, increased his advantage in the point standings to 14 points by winning the O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series event. “First of all, I couldn’t do this without Tony Stewart,” Lasoski said in victory lane. Tony – buddy – thank you. This is all about you. “I have to thank Paul Kistler for really getting behind us and making sure these Mopar motors run great every night, Jerry Russell for building a great (Eagle) race car, and Hoosier tires. Getting this car here to victory lane is what it’s all about.”

Lasoski, the 11th-fastest qualifier in the 36-car field, earned the right to start the 40-lap main event on the pole by winning his second Dash Race of the season. He drove Stewart’s #20 J.D. Byrider Eagle into the lead as the green flag fell in the “A” Feature. Mark Kinser, who won the Second Dash Race and started outside the front row, was battling “The Dude” for the lead early in the second lap when Kraig Kinser collided with Chad Kemenah in turn one. Kemenah, who was in 15th place, was unable to return to the race.

Mark Kinser, who won the O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series first race at the Talladega Short Track two years ago, kept pace with Lasoski as the green flag replaced the red. The two-time series champion raced wheel-to-wheel with “The Dude” through turns three and four late in the fifth and sixth laps. Kinser continued to battle Lasoski before steering Karl Kinser’s #5M Maxim into the high groove between the first and second corners to take the lead two laps later. “The Dude” was challenging Mark for the lead in the low groove early in lap nine when Daryn Pittman passed Steve Kinser for third place deep in turn two. Lasoski was just inches from Mark’s rear bumper two laps later when the leaders entered lapped traffic.

“The Dude” regained first place with an inside move through the first and second corners two laps later. Pittman challenged Mark Kinser for four laps before driving the #21 Hop & Sack J&J into second place on the back straightaway. The 2001 World of Outlaws Gumout Series champion collided with Craig Keel during the 19th lap, however, and eight cars passed him as he turned completely around. Lasoski opened a full-straightaway advantage by lap 27, only to have Kinser cut it in half within four laps. “The Dude” was less than half a lap from the checkered flag when Kraig Kinser spun in the second corner, setting up a two-lap dash to the checkered flag. Lasoski’s nephew, Brian Brown, restarted between “The Dude” and Mark Kinser. Lasoski controlled the final restart and claimed the $10,000 first prize with three car-lengths to spare.

“We always have a good race here,” Lasoski said. “I got the lead and I wasn’t going to get off the bottom. Mark was running well up there on the top, but I thought he probably put a little harder tire on than we did. I figured the middle would shine up a little bit and get pretty slick and, with the bottom as good as it was, I wasn’t going anywhere. I couldn’t believe when I saw that caution flag at the end, but then I saw my nephew pull up beside me so I knew we had at least one lapped car between us.”

Fast qualifier Steve Kinser finished in third place, ahead of Paul McMahan, Sammy Swindell, Shane Stewart, Dale Blaney, Craig Dollansky, Pittman and Joey Saldana. Stewart’s eighth top-10 finish of the season pushed him into eighth place in the point standings. Tyler Walker won the “B” Feature and raced into 11th place from inside the ninth row. Kelly Kinser passed 10 cars to finish 13th.

Steve Kinser paced the qualifying session with a 12.805-second, 93.713-M.P.H., lap around the high-banked, 1/3-mile oval. The O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series will run $51,600 events at Sedalia’s State Fair Speedway Friday and I-55 Raceway Saturday. WoO

2003 O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series Talladega Short Track, Talladega, AL Saturday, April 5, Feature Program #10

Qualifying: 1. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 12.805; 2. Shane Stewart, Chilcutt 4M, 12.853; 3. Craig Dollansky, Karavan Racing 7, 12.953; 4. Tyler Walker, C&W Motorsports 35, 13.085; 5. Joey Saldana, Saldana 17, 13.151; 6. Chad Kemenah, Harble 15K, 13.157; 7. Craig Keel, Potorff 9, 13.195; 8. Kraig Kinser, Kinser 11K, 13.197; 9. Sammy Swindell, Roth 1, 13.285; 10. Paul McMahan, Miller 2, 13.317; 11. Danny Lasoski, Stewart 20, 13.347; 12. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 13.385; 13. Johnny Herrera, Wilburn 2W, 13.390; 14. Jason Johnson, Harrison 22, 13.396; 15. Jac Haudenschild, Forbrook 5, 13.418; 16. Donny Schatz, Schatz 15, 13.463; 17. Greg Wilson, Hampshire 63, 13.499; 18. Dale Blaney, Andrews 72, 13.505; 19. Randy Hannagan, TH Racing 1X, 13.507; 20. Tom Busch, Busch 4B, 13.512; 21. Daryn Pittman, Sher-Don Motosports 21, 13.545; 22. Jeff Shepard, Helm 11H, 13.620; 23. Jason Sides, Sides Motorsports 7S, 13.647; 24. Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4K, 13.792; 25. Jeremy Campbell, Campbell 10C, 13.807; 26. Ryan Coniam, Coniam 6C, 13.812; 27. Dean Jacobs, Pullins 29, 13.820; 28. Brian Brown, Parsons 6, 13.853; 29. Brian Carlson, Carlson 18, 13.884; 30. Brian Paulus, P and P Motorsports 28, 13.952; 31. Curt Trainer, Trainer 36, 14.053; 32. Brandon Wimmer, Two Winners Racing 7TW, 14.107; 33. Bob Bennett, Acme Trailers 3, 14.268; 34. Mike Hudson, Hudson 1H, 14.269; 35. Shawn Chaney, Chaney 27C, 14.277; 36. Doug Fitzwater, Fitzwater 14, 14.961.

First Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Kelly Kinser, 2. Greg Wilson, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Steve Kinser, 5. Donny Schatz, 6. Kraig Kinser, 7. Brian Carlson, 8. Jeremy Campbell, 9. Bob Bennett. (first five qualified for the “A” Feature)

Second Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Dale Blaney, 2. Jason Sides, 3. Shane Stewart, 4. Paul McMahan, 5. Jac Haudenschild, 6. Brian Paulus, 7. Craig Keel, 8. Ryan Coniam, 9. Mike Hudson. (first five qualified for the “A” Feature)

Third Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Jeff Shepard, 2. Randy Hannagan, 3. Craig Dollansky, 4. Jason Johnson, 5. Danny Lasoski, 6. Chad Kemenah, 7. Curt Trainer, 8. Dean Jacobs, 9. Shawn Chaney. (first five qualified for the “A” Feature)

Fourth Heat Race (10 laps): 1. Daryn Pittman, 2. Joey Saldana, 3. Tom Busch, 4. Mark Kinser, 5. Brian Brown, 6. Johnny Herrera, 7. Tyler Walker, 8. Brandon Wimmer, 9. Doug Fitzwater. (first five qualified for the “A” Feature)

First Dash Race (seven laps): 1. Danny Lasoski, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Donny Schatz, 4. Sammy Swindell, 5. Dale Blaney, 6. Craig Dollansky, 7. Jason Johnson, 8. Tom Busch. (finish determined the inside starting positions in the first eight rows in the Preliminary Feature lineup)

Second Dash Race (seven laps): 1. Mark Kinser, 2. Paul McMahan, 3. Daryn Pittman, 4. Shane Stewart, 5. Joey Saldana, 6. Randy Hannagan, 7. Greg Wilson, 8. Jac Haudenschild. (finish determined the outside starting positions in the first eight rows in the Preliminary Feature lineup)

B Feature (12 laps): 1. Tyler Walker, 2. Chad Kemenah, 3. Craig Keel, 4. Kraig Kinser, 5. Brian Carlson ($200); 6. Johnny Herrera ($180); 7. Jeremy Campbell ($150); 8. Curt Trainer ($120); 9. Brian Paulus ($100); 10. Dean Jacobs ($90); 11. Brandon Wimmer ($70); 12. Ryan Coniam ($60); 13. Bob Bennett ($60); 14. Mike Hudson ($50); 15. Doug Fitzwater ($50); 16. Shawn Chaney ($50). (first four qualified for the “A” Feature)

A Feature (40 laps): 1. Danny Lasoski [1] ($10,000); 2. Mark Kinser [2] ($5,500); 3. Steve Kinser [3] ($3,200); 4. Paul McMahan [4] ($2,800); 5. Sammy Swindell [7] ($2,500); 6. Shane Stewart [8] ($2,300); 7. Dale Blaney [9] ($2,200); 8. Craig Dollansky [11] ($2,100); 9. Daryn Pittman [6] ($2,050); 10. Joey Saldana [10] ($2,000); 11. Tyler Walker [17] ($1,520); 12. Donny Schatz [5] ($1,200); 13. Kelly Kinser [23] ($1,100); 14. Greg Wilson [14] ($1,050); 15. Randy Hannagan [12] ($1,000); 16. Jason Johnson [13] ($900); 17. Jeff Shepard [21] ($800); 18. Brian Brown [24] ($800); 19. Jason Sides [22] ($800); 20. Tom Busch [15] ($800); 21. Craig Keel [19] ($820); 22. Jac Haudenschild [16] ($800); 23. Kraig Kinser [20] ($820); 24. Chad Kemenah [18] ($820).

Lap leaders: Danny Lasoski 1-6, 13-40; Mark Kinser 7-12


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