Haudenschild Takes Win at Eldora

Rossburg, OH — For over 30 years Jac Haudenschild has been thrilling fans at Eldora Speedway in his home state of Ohio with amazing slide jobs, his patented rim riding driving style on the cushion and some exhilarating wins. He added another chapter to his legacy at the famed track on Friday night using a textbook slide job in turns one and two on the 23rd lap to take the lead from Sammy Swindell en route to winning for the fifth time this season with the World of Outlaws.

The $10,000 triumph for Haudenschild, who started seventh in the 30-lap contest, served as the opener of the Four Crown Nationals at the famed track and was his first World of Outlaws win at Eldora since 2005. The Hall of Famer has won nine times in his career with the series at the half-mile and now has 56 career World of Outlaws A-Feature wins.

“It feels good,” said Haudenschild. “It’s always a good night when you win here at Eldora. We’ve always enjoyed coming here over the years and have had a good deal of success as well.”

The race began with Sammy Swindell shooting to the lead from the pole, with the first yellow flag of the night flying before that lap was in the books, which turned into a red flag, when second-place running Joey Saldana got upside hard after climbing Swindell’s left rear wheel just as the caution came out.

On the ensuing restart Swindell again shot to the lead and would open up a six-car length advantage on Danny Lasoski when the second caution of the night would fly on the fifth lap. Swindell would chose the low line on the double file restart and again jump out to a quick lead. Haudenschild used a great restart to blast from sixth to third and quickly began to close on Swindell and Lasoski.

“The car felt really good tonight,” said Haudenschild. “Sammy (Swindell) I had a great race. We had a great race all the way through. I have to thank my car owner Lon Carnahan. He has a nice car and a very good team here. The crew had the car working very well and they work very hard every day to make it fast.”

Swindell would continue to lead through three more cautions and another red flag period. On each double file restart he lined up on the low side of the track and quickly jumped to a lead in turn one. The final caution of the night flew on the 19th lap and a crash on the restart led to a single file restart with Swindell leading the field into turn one. Haudenschild stuck with him and looked low in turns one and two on the 22nd lap and then high in turns three and four.

The next lap Haudenschild slid Swindell in turns one and two to take the lead. Swindell fought back and retook the top spot in turn three, with Haudenschild charging past him coming off turn four to officially be credited with the lead. Haudenschild began to pull away late in the race before hitting some lapped traffic which allowed Swindell to close back in. On the final lap Swindell looked low in turns one and two to no avail and then tried a slider coming off turns three and four, with Haudenschild powering his way down the front straightaway to score the win aboard the Owens-Corning Fiberglass XXX.

“I saw him,” shared the winner when asked about Swindell’s last lap move. “I just stayed up on the cushion and ran hard. When you run Sammy (Swindell) down you knows he’s going to come back at you hard.”

The closest point race in World of Outlaws history continues to remain tight, with Jason Meyers on top after a 13th-place finish on Friday night. Joey Saldana, who began the night by setting fast time to earn five bonus points in the standings and actually moved into the lead at that point in time, was involved in a very hard opening lap accident, ending his night in the 24th spot and leading to him being taken to the Dayton hospital for observation of his head and back. He is currently second in the standings, 20 markers back. Steve Kinser finished sixth to gain some ground on Meyers and Saldana and remains third, 34 markers back. Donny Schatz used a seventh-place run to gain some ground on the leaders as well and is now 103 markers back as he chases his fifth consecutive title. A total of seven races remain on the 2010 calendar.

Swindell led the first 22 laps on Friday night and ended up second in the Big Game Treestands Maxim. The three-time World of Outlaws champion sustained significant damage to his front wing on the first lap when Saldana climbed his left rear wheel when the caution came out.

“I had a good race, but our car was wounded at the start there,” noted Swindell. “I was trying to make the best of it and we just got beat.”

Paul McMahan picked up his fourth Top-Five finish of the season at Eldora coming home third in the Great Clips Maxim. He lined up fifth and fell back to seventh in the early going before working his way back up.

“I love coming to this place,” said McMahan. “They have a great track here and Tony Stewart and his people do a great job. There are great fans here at Eldora. We have run Top-Five every time here this year other than the Kings Royal and that was my own mistake battling for the podium spot when I got into the fence on the last lap. Jac (Haudenschild) and Sammy (Swindell) were going good. It was a good night for the Great Clips car:”

Danny Lasoski was fourth in the Casey’s General Store JEI. He ran second for a number of laps and battled Swindell on a couple of restarts for the top spot. He nearly took the lead on a lap-five restart.

Tim Shaffer continued his strong season with a fifth-place finish in the Kistler Engines J&J.

Steve Kinser was sixth in the Bass Pro Shops Maxim with his teammate Donny Schatz seventh aboard the Armor All/STP J&J. Dale Blaney was eighth in the Ti-22 Performance machine. Jason Sides was ninth in the Wetherington Tractor Service Maxim with Chad Kemenah rounding out the Top-10 in the Golden Flavor Sesame Sticks Maxim.

Bill Rose picked up the Chizmark & Larson Insurance $100 Hard Luck Award after his night came to an end on the second lap of the main event.

The World of Outlaws return to action on Saturday, September 25 with the Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania.


•FAST QUALIFIER: Joey Saldana paced the 35 cars that took time with an AMB i.t. timed lap around the high-banked half-mile oval at 13.227 seconds at 136.085 miles per hour. For his qualifying effort Saldana earned five bonus points. The next four fastest qualifiers also earned bonus points, including: Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4), Danny Lasoski (3), Paul McMahan (2) and Sammy Swindell (1).

•ELDROA SPEEDWAY QUALIFYING WINNERS: Jac Haudenschild, Dale Blaney, Steve Kinser and Donny Schatz won heat races. Sammy Swindell won the Dash. Sam Hafertepe Jr. won the Last Chance Showdown.

FEATURE WINNERS: There have been 62 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events held in 2010. The winners include: Joey Saldana (Thunderbowl Raceway, Volunteer Speedway, I-55 Raceway, Eldora Speedway-twice, Dodge City Raceway Park, River Cities Speedway, LaSalle Speedway, Beaver Dam Raceway, Lernerville Speedway, Nodak Speedway, Castrol Raceway and Deer Creek Speedway), Jason Meyers (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Thunderbowl Raceway, Volunteer Speedway, Tri-State (Okla.) Speedway, Virginia Motor Speedway, I-96 Speedway, North Central Speedway, I-55 Raceway, Castrol Raceway and Silver Dollar Speedway), Steve Kinser (Volusia Speedway Park, Jackson Speedway, River Cities Speedway, Lakeside Speedway, Eldora Speedway, Autodrome Drummond, Fulton Speedway and Skagit Speedway), Jac Haudenschild (Paducah International Raceway, Knoxville Raceway, Skagit Speedway, Clay County Fair Speedway and Eldora Speedway), Donny Schatz (Volusia Speedway Park, The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Ohsweken Speedway and Silver Dollar Speedway), Jason Sides (Houston Raceway Park, Tri-City Speedway, Missouri State Fair Speedway and Ohsweken Speedway), Craig Dollansky (Lone Star Speedway, Cedar Lake Speedway and Nodak Speedway), Sammy Swindell (Dodge City Raceway, Huset’s Speedway and Silver Dollar Speedway), Lance Dewease (Lernerville Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway), Brooke Tatnell (Knoxville Raceway and Junction Motor Speedway), Dale Blaney (Limaland Motorsports Park), Doug Esh (Lebanon Valley Speedway), Greg Hodnett (Williams Grove Speedway), Danny Lasoski (Cottage Grove Speedway), Chad Layton (Williams Grove Speedway), Paul McMahan (Eldora Speedway), Fred Rahmer (Williams Grove Speedway) and Tim Shaffer (I-55 Raceway).

HALF-MILE-WINNERS: Eldora Speedway is a high-banked half-mile oval. The World of Outlaws have raced 22 times at a track that size in 2010. The winners include: Steve Kinser (Volusia Speedway Park, Jackson Speedway, Lakeside Speedway and Eldora Speedway), Jason Meyers (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Virginia Motor Speedway and I-96 Speedway), Jac Haudenschild (Knoxville Raceway and Eldora Speedway), Joey Saldana (Eldora Speedway-twice), Jason Sides (Tri-City Speedway and Missouri State Fair Speedway), Lance Dewease (Williams Grove Speedway), Craig Dollansky (Lone Star Speedway), Doug Esh (Lebanon Valley Speedway), Greg Hodnett (Williams Grove Speedway), Chad Layton (Williams Grove Speedway), Paul McMahan (Eldora Speedway), Fred Rahmer (Williams Grove Speedway), Donny Schatz (Volusia Speedway Park) and Brooke Tatnell (Knoxville Raceway).

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Eldora Speedway; Rossburg, OH; September 24, 2010


1) 9-Joey Saldana 13.227

2) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 13.248

3) 6-Danny Lasoski 13.299

4) 91-Paul McMahan 13.346

5) 1-Sammy Swindell 13.403

6) 83X-Tim Shaffer 13.410

7) 3-Kerry Madsen 13.415

8) 7S-Jason Sides 13.425

9) R19-Jac Haudenschild 13.445

10) 49-Brad Sweet 13.448

11) 78-Todd Kane 13.461

12) 15-Donny Schatz 13.475

13) 63-Chad Kemenah 13.475

14) 2-Dale Blaney 13.477

15) 3C-Cale Conley 13.529

16) 14-Jason Meyers 13.536

17) 5W-Lucas Wolfe 13.562

18) 11K-Kraig Kinser 13.591

19) 77X-Randy Hannagan 13.600

20) 7K-Kyle Sauder 13.607

21) 6R-Bill Rose 13.610

22) 7-Craig Dollansky 13.611

23) 11-Steve Kinser 13.663

24) 97-Dean Jacobs 13.670

25) 22-Brian Ellenberger 13.727

26) O-Glenn Styres 13.777

27) 4X-Toni Lutar 13.783

28) 71M-Paul May 13.797

29) W20-Greg Wilson 13.815

30) 35-Ronnie Blair 13.833

31) 2B-Ben Gregg 13.868

32) OO-James Nier 13.914

33) 12-Jared Ridge 13.924

34) 34-Luke Hall 13.928

35) 7C-Tim Hunter 14.001

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature) – Starting Position [#]

1) R19-Jac Haudenschild[2]

2) 1-Sammy Swindell[3]

3) 63-Chad Kemenah[1]

4) 9-Joey Saldana[4]

5) 5W-Lucas Wolfe[5]

6) W20-Greg Wilson[8]

7) 22-Brian Ellenberger[7]

8) 6R-Bill Rose[6]

9) 12-Jared Ridge[9]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature) – Starting Position [#]

1) 2-Dale Blaney[1]

2) 83X-Tim Shaffer[3]

3) 49-Brad Sweet[2]

4) 11K-Kraig Kinser[5]

5) 7-Craig Dollansky[6]

6) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[4]

7) 35-Ronnie Blair[8]

8) 34-Luke Hall[9]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature) – Starting Position [#]

1) 11-Steve Kinser[6]

2) 3-Kerry Madsen[3]

3) 6-Danny Lasoski[4]

4) 3C-Cale Conley[1]

5) 78-Todd Kane[2]

6) 77X-Randy Hannagan[5]

7) 4X-Toni Lutar[7]

8) 2B-Ben Gregg[8]

9) 7C-Tim Hunter[9]

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature) – Starting Position [#]

1) 15-Donny Schatz[2]

2) 91-Paul McMahan[4]

3) 14-Jason Meyers[1]

4) 7S-Jason Sides[3]

5) 97-Dean Jacobs[6]

6) OO-James Nier[8]

7) 71M-Paul May[7]

8) 7K-Kyle Sauder[5]

Dash (6 laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) – Starting Position [#]

1) 1-Sammy Swindell[1]

2) 9-Joey Saldana[4]

3) 6-Danny Lasoski[3]

4) 3-Kerry Madsen[6]

5) 91-Paul McMahan[2]

6) 83X-Tim Shaffer[5]

7) R19-Jac Haudenschild[7]

8) 15-Donny Schatz[8]

9) 2-Dale Blaney[9]

10) 11-Steve Kinser[10]

B-main (12 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to A-feature) – Starting Position [#]

1) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[1]

2) 77X-Randy Hannagan[2]

3) 22-Brian Ellenberger[5]

4) 6R-Bill Rose[4]

5) W20-Greg Wilson[8] [$200]

6) 35-Ronnie Blair[9] [$180]

7) 2B-Ben Gregg[10] [$175]

8) 4X-Toni Lutar[6] [$160]

9) 71M-Paul May[7] [$150]

10) OO-James Nier[11] [$150]

11) 7C-Tim Hunter[14] [$150]

12) 12-Jared Ridge[12] [$150]

13) 34-Luke Hall[13] [$150]

14) 7K-Kyle Sauder[3] [$150]

15) O-Glenn Styres[15] [$150]

A-main (30 laps) – Starting Position [#]

1) R19-Jac Haudenschild[7] [$10,000]

2) 1-Sammy Swindell[1] [$5,500]

3) 91-Paul McMahan[5] [$3,200]

4) 6-Danny Lasoski[3] [$2,800]

5) 83X-Tim Shaffer[6] [$2,500]

6) 11-Steve Kinser[10] [$2,300]

7) 15-Donny Schatz[8] [$2,200]

8) 2-Dale Blaney[9] [$2,100]

9) 7S-Jason Sides[12] [$2,050]

10) 63-Chad Kemenah[15] [$2,000]

11) 7-Craig Dollansky[22] [$1,500]

12) 11K-Kraig Kinser[19] [$1,200]

13) 14-Jason Meyers[17] [$1,100]

14) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[11] [$1,050]

15) 5W-Lucas Wolfe[18] [$1,000]

16) 3C-Cale Conley[16] [$900]

17) 77X-Randy Hannagan[20] [$800]

18) 49-Brad Sweet[13] [$800]

19) 97-Dean Jacobs[23] [$800]

20) 22-Brian Ellenberger[24] [$800]

21) 78-Todd Kane[14] [$800]

22) 3-Kerry Madsen[4] [$800]

23) 6R-Bill Rose[21] [$800]

24) 9-Joey Saldana[2] [$800]

Lap Leaders: Sammy Swindell 1-22, Jac Haudenschild 23-30
KSE Hard Charger Award: Craig Dollansky
Penske Power Position Award: Craig Dollansky
Chizmark Larson Hard Luck Award: Bill Rose

World of Outlaws Championship Standings through September 24

  1. Jason Meyers 8323
  2. Joey Saldana 8303 -20
  3. Steve Kinser 8289 -34
  4. Donny Schatz 8220 -103
  5. Jason Sides 8123 -200
  6. Paul McMahan 8064 -259
  7. Craig Dollansky 7693 -630
  8. Lucas Wolfe 7651 -672
  9. Danny Lasoski 7587 -736
  10. Kraig Kinser 7524 -799

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Chizmark & Larson Insurance, Goodyear Tires (Official Tire), SuperClean (Official Cleaner-Degreaser), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, Jake’s Custom Golf Carts, KSE Race Products, Penske Shocks, R2C Performance, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo; Engine Builder’s Challenge participants Don Ott Racing Engines, Kistler Engines, Shaver Specialties and Speedway Engines; and Chassis Builder’s Challenge participants J&J Auto Racing, Maxim Racing and XXX Race Company.

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