RACE REPORT: McCarl Wins Thriller at K-C Raceway

By Tony Veneziano, World of Outlaws PR Director

Terry McCarl recently took on the nickname, “TV Terry” after the success he has had during the “SuperClean Summer of Money” on ESPN2, as well as the quick wit and stage presence that he possesses when the tapes are rolling. He won the opening race of the eight-race mini-series last month at Knoxville Raceway, and on Saturday night at K-C Raceway, held off a furious charge from Donny Schatz to earn his second win of the “SuperClean Summer of Money” and second overall win on the season.




On a track that traditionally produces two and three-wide racing, McCarl and Schatz kept the fans on their feet for the last 10 laps of the event. McCarl took the lead on the 33rd lap and withstood two late cautions to earn the $10,000 triumph. Schatz looked high and then low lap-after-lap trying to get a run on the leader. He inched ahead several times but each and every time at the line, McCarl was officially scored the leader from the 33rd until the final lap.


The event can be seen on ESPN2 on Sunday, July 29 at Noon Eastern, 11 a.m. Central.


“The television cameras must keep me motivated,” smiled McCarl, driver of the Big Game Treestands Eagle, in Victory Lane after doing donuts on the back straightaway. “It is great to win in front of them. I had a great car all night. We timed in well and then were fast in the heat and won that. That put us in a good position.”


McCarl quickly worked his way into the Top-Five after the drop of the green flag, first passing Jac Haudenschild and then Steve Kinser, before setting his sights on Schatz. After one long green flag run that last for 14 laps, a series of cautions plagued the event. A couple of those cautions were for Kinser and Haudenschild, who both sustained flat tires while running in the Top-Five at different points of the race.


“I am really a rhythm guy and I was going pretty good at the beginning,” explained the winner. “The yellow came out and that makes it a whole new ball game, especially with these tires, because you don’t know what you are going to have. I figured some things out at the Kings Royal for this type of deal, since it’s the same type of dirt over there. On the restarts I think I am better than I used to be and really got going.”


The race began with pole sitter Jeremy Campbell taking the lead, though the yellow flag flew before all the cars had completed a full lap, thus leading to a complete restart. On the second start, again Campbell again jumped to the lead in the first turn.


He would lead the first seven laps, before Donny Schatz would take the point on the low side of the track exiting the third turn. Craig Dollansky, who won the second heat and started second in the A-Feature, moved back into the second spot as he got around Campbell and set his sights on Schatz, as the pair weaved their way through heavy lapped traffic.


At the same time, Chad Kemenah was waging an epic battle with Steve Kinser. Lap-after-lap the pair ran side-by-side and traded the position, with Kemenah ultimately taking the runner-up spot.


The caution flag flew on the 17th lap as Dollansky who won on Friday night at I-96 Speedway, lost an engine while running second in the Karavan Trailers Maxim.


The caution helped the rest of the field, as Schatz had been setting a torrid pace prior to that. The reigning World of Outlaws champion was also in front when a red flag occurred to allow the teams to fill the cars with fuel. On the restart, McCarl was right on Schatz’s bumper and a couple laps later McCarl used the high side of the track to carry momentum down the front staightaway to take the lead.


Schatz battled back and tired both the high and low sides of the track in an attempt to pass McCarl as the laps wound down. Several times, Schatz inched ahead of McCarl, but at the line for the final eight laps of the event, McCarl was officially scored the leader. While he was disappointed he finished second, Schatz was pleased knowing the fans saw a tremendous race with passing all over the track and throughout the field.


“It was a good race and just came out on the short end of the stick,” said Schatz, driver of the ParkerStore J&J. “We gave him everything that we could and he protected the bottom the last couple of laps. We did all we could and there will be another race and we will forget about tonight, just like we forgot about last night.”


Chad Kemenah started seventh and quickly worked his way into the Top-Three and earned a third place finish. He battled Steve Kinser for a number of laps for the runner-up spot and then for the third spot. It was his first Top-Five finish driving for Hard Eight Racing. He was ninth two weeks ago at the Kings Royal to earn his first Top-10 with the team.


“I can’t thank Ray Brooks and Jon Kantor enough for giving me an opportunity to drive this car,” said Kemenah, driver of the Kantor Oil Company XXX. “I am tickled to death to run third. We need to get on a good role and start making a habit of this hopefully.”


Rob Chaney started 20th and finished fourth in the Berlin Bakery JEI. Daryn Pittman also passed several cars, as he finished fifth after starting 22nd in the Titan Garages Maxim to earn the KSE Race Products Hard Charger Award.


Danny Lasoski powered his way through the field after starting 18th to finish sixth in the Roth Motorsports JEI. Kerry Madsen was seventh in the Selma Shell Maxim, with Tim Shaffer in the Casey’s General Store in eighth. Joey Saldana was ninth in the Open Joist JEI, with pole sitter Jeremy Campbell in the RLM Financial Maxim rounding out the Top-10 after leading the opening seven laps of the race.


For McCarl the win was his first since welcoming veteran World of Outlaws mechanic and crew chief Tyler Swank to the team. McCarl thanked his entire crew by bringing them out in front of the televisions cameras after they celebrated the win.


“He has brought some good consistency to the team,” noted McCarl, of the addition of Swank to the team. “Greg (McCormick) had been doing a lot of the stuff himself this year and we had been shuffling around guys, I think we have a very strong team right now.”


Schatz used several lines during the race, as he earned his third straight finish of second or better at the track. On the final two laps of the race he was right against the wall for a time and also ran on the bottom of the track as he searched for a way around McCarl.


“It was all over the place,” said Schatz. “It got real slick and it was like Eldora (Speedway) was and Ohsweken (Speedway) was. These guys have been working hard on these race tracks. The World of Outlaws is doing a great job policing everything that is going on and making sure that we get great race tracks.”


Kemenah had his car hooked up on the bottom of the track as he charged into the Top-Three prior to the halfway point of the 40-lap contest. In traffic he switched his line a little bit to clear the slower cars.


“I didn’t want to see that caution when I got into second, because I think I may have had something for everybody,” shared Kemenah. “I think we might have sealed off a tire. It was tough to get into a rhythm late. When you get that many cautions near the end, you just want to see the thing end. I thought the tires would seal up more than they did. We got lucky to hold onto third.”


The event can be seen on ESPN2 on Sunday, July 29 at Noon Eastern, 11 a.m. Central.


The World of Outlaws return to action on Friday, August 3 at Charter Raceway Park in Wisconsin for a two-night show that will put the cap on the “SuperClean Summer of Money.”






• FAST QUALIFIER: Paul McMahan paced the 47 cars that took time with an AMB i.t. timed lap around the high-banked 3/8-mile oval in 11.578 seconds at 116.600 mph. For his qualifying effort, McMahan earned five bonus points. The next four fastest qualifiers also earned bonus points, including: Craig Dollansky (4), Tim Shaffer (3), Dale Blaney (2) and Terry McCarl (1).


• QUALIFYING WINNERS: Terry McCarl, Craig Dollansky, Steve Kinser and Jeremy Campbell won heat races… Brock Mayes won the C-Main… Greg Wilson won the B-Main… Jeremy Campbell won the Crane Cams dash. 

There have been 52 World of Outlaws A-Feature events held in 2007. The win list includes: Donny Schatz (February 9 at Volusia Speedway Park, March 3 at Manzanita Speedway, March 16 at Houston Raceway Park, April 28 at Knoxville Raceway, May 17 at Williams Grove Speedway, May 18 at Williams Grove Speedway, May 25 at The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway, June 25 at Black Hills Speedway, July 3 at Huset’s Speedway, July 14 at Eldora Speedway, July 18 at Lernerville Speedway, July 19 at Williams Grove Speedway and July 21 at Williams Grove Speedway), Joey Saldana (February 23 at Thunderbowl Raceway, March 17 at Pike County Speedway, March 24 at Volunteer Speedway, March 31 at Dixie Speedway, April 20 at Attica Raceway Park, June 5 at Kokomo Speedway, June 9 at Eagle Raceway, June 29 at River Cities Speedway and July 7 at I-55 Raceway), Steve Kinser (March 2 at USA Race Park, April 21 at Tri-State Speedway, May 15 at Lernerville Speedway, May 20 at New Egypt Speedway, May 28 at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, June 1 at Sharon Speedway, June 20 at Missouri State Fair Speedway and July 13 at Eldora Speedway), Jason Meyers (April 13 at Eldora Speedway, May 11 at U.S. 36 Raceway, June 22 at Dodge City Raceway Park and July 22 at Lebanon Valley Speedway), Danny Lasoski (April 6 at Paducah International Raceway, May 23 at Grandview Speedway and June 14 at Tri-City Speedway), Daryn Pittman (February 11 at Volusia Speedway Park, May 5 at Riverside International Speedway and June 23 at Dodge City Raceway Park), Craig Dollansky (May 12 at Lake Ozark Speedway and July 27 at I-96 Speedway), Jac Haudenschild (June 30 at Red River Valley Speedway and July 11 at Limaland Motorsports Park), Terry McCarl (June 16 at Knoxville Raceway and July 28 at K-C Raceway), Paul McMahan (June 2 at Eldora Speedway and July 1 at Cedar Lake Speedway), Tim Kaeding (February 24 at Thunderbowl Raceway), Brian Leppo (July 20 at Williams Grove Speedway), Kerry Madsen (February 10 at Volusia Speedway Park) and Jason Sides (July 25 at Ohsweken Speedway).


3/8-MILE WINNERS: Ohsweken Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile oval. The World of Outlaws have raced 14 times on a track that size this season. The winners include: Jason Meyers (U.S. 36 Raceway and Dodge City Raceway Park), Steve Kinser (USA Race Park and Sharon Speedway), Danny Lasoski (Paducah International Raceway and Tri-City Speedway), Joey Saldana (Pike County Speedway and Dixie Speedway, Donny Schatz (Black Hills Speedway and Huset’s Speedway), Terry McCarl (K-C Raceway), Paul McMahan (Cedar Lake Speedway), Daryn Pittman (Dodge City Raceway Park) and Jason Sides (Ohsweken Speedway).


ON TELEVISION: The World of Outlaws “SuperClean Summer of Money” on ESPN2 continues on Sunday, July 29 with the event from K-C Raceway on Saturday night. The event will air on ESPN2 on Sunday, July 29 at Noon Eastern, 11:00 a.m. Central.

The World of Outlaws will be televised 20 times this season on ESPN2 and SPEED while the World of Outlaws Late Model Series is set for six appearances on SPEED. The one-hour broadcasts will air on Sundays from May 13 to Nov. 4, when the series champions will be crowned during the World Finals from The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

The Official World of Outlaws Web site is at http://www.worldofoutlaws.com. Among the features are updated driver biographies with individual statistics and pictures, race-by-race statistics, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases. Also, links to the Media Guide and 2007 Official Rulebook can be found at the bottom of the home page.


• UPCOMING EVENTS : The SuperClean Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa.

World of Outlaws Statistical Report; K-C Raceway; Alma, OH; July 28, 2007


1) 20-Paul McMahan 11.578

2) 7-Craig Dollansky 11.610

3) 6-Tim Shaffer 11.638

4) 2B-Dale Blaney 11.638

5) 24-Terry McCarl 11.649

6) 15-Donny Schatz 11.695

7) 35-Jac Haudenschild 11.703

8) 14-Jason Meyers 11.732

9) 8K-Chad Kemenah 11.782

10) 9-Joey Saldana 11.796

11) M20-Butch Schraeder 11.796

12) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr. 11.796

13) 92-Jimmy Stinson 11.812

14) 22-Nick Nabor 11.816

15) 11-Steve Kinser 11.833

16) 10C-Jeremy Campbell 11.841

17) 36-Jason Martin 11.857

18) 83-Danny Lasoski 11.862

19) W20-Greg Wilson 11.871

20) 7S-Jason Sides 11.874

21) 24H-Rob Chaney 11.876

22) 9X-Kevin Huntley 11.876

23) D1-Justin Henderson 11.886

24) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 11.894

25) 21-Daryn Pittman 11.914

26) 56R-Ryan Myers 11.938

27) 5C-Chad Hillier 11.955

28) 7K-Dean Jacobs 11.956

29) 11H-Kerry Madsen 11.972

30) 4-Danny Smith 12.049

31) R19-Jason Solwold 12.051

32) 28-Brian Paulus 12.053

33) 4B-Tom Busch 12.111

34) 11B-Brock Mayes 12.115

35) 18-Brian Carlson 12.152

36) 1X-Randy Hannagan 12.156

37) 65-Adam Strausser 12.370

38) 4X-Eddy Slone 12.391

39) 99-Keith Baxter 12.455

40) 33S-Fred Staats 12.492

41) 7A-Dave Dickson 12.625

42) 51-Aaron Higgins 12.629

43) O6-Brandy Bower 12.698

44) 40-Mark Imler 13.000

45) 41-Randy Fink 13.041

46) 59S-Kirk Jeffries 13.206

47) 95-Rodger Mossbarger 13.712


Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)

1) 24-Terry McCarl

2) 8K-Chad Kemenah

3) 20-Paul McMahan

4) 11H-Kerry Madsen

5) 21-Daryn Pittman

6) 92-Jimmy Stinson

7) 4B-Tom Busch

8) 24H-Rob Chaney

9) 65-Adam Strausser

10) 36-Jason Martin


Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)

1) 7-Craig Dollansky

2) 15-Donny Schatz

3) 9-Joey Saldana

4) 83-Danny Lasoski

5) 22-Nick Nabor

6) 4-Danny Smith

7) 9X-Kevin Huntley

8) 11B-Brock Mayes

9) 56R-Ryan Myers

10) 4X-Eddy Slone


Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)

1) 11-Steve Kinser

2) 35-Jac Haudenschild

3) 6-Tim Shaffer

4) R19-Jason Solwold

5) M20-Butch Schraeder

6) D1-Justin Henderson

7) W20-Greg Wilson

8) 5C-Chad Hillier

9) 99-Keith Baxter

10) 18-Brian Carlson


Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature)

1) 10C-Jeremy Campbell

2) 7S-Jason Sides

3) 14-Jason Meyers

4) 2B-Dale Blaney

5) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr.

6) 7K-Dean Jacobs

7) 1X-Randy Hannagan

8) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.

9) 28-Brian Paulus

10) 33S-Fred Staats


Crane Cams Dash (8 laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature)

1) 10C-Jeremy Campbell

2) 7-Craig Dollansky

3) 35-Jac Haudenschild

4) 11-Steve Kinser

5) 15-Donny Schatz

6) 7S-Jason Sides

7) 8K-Chad Kemenah

8) 24-Terry McCarl

9) 20-Paul McMahan

10) 6-Tim Shaffer

D-main (8 laps, top 2 finishers transferred to C-main)

1) 51-Aaron Higgins

2) 7A-Dave Dickson

3) 40-Mark Imler

4) 59S-Kirk Jeffries

5) 41-Randy Fink

6) 95-Rodger Mossbarger

7) O6-Brandy Bower


C-main (10 laps, top 2 finishers transferred to B-main)

1) 11B-Brock Mayes

2) 1X-Randy Hannagan

3) 4B-Tom Busch [$125]

4) 18-Brian Carlson [$125]

5) 99-Keith Baxter [$125]

6) 51-Aaron Higgins [$100]

7) 7A-Dave Dickson [$100]

8) 33S-Fred Staats [$100]

9) 4X-Eddy Slone [$100]


B-main (12 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to A-feature)

1) W20-Greg Wilson

2) 92-Jimmy Stinson

3) 24H-Rob Chaney

4) D1-Justin Henderson

5) 4-Danny Smith [$200]

6) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [$180]

7) 28-Brian Paulus [$175]

8) 7K-Dean Jacobs [$160]

9) 1X-Randy Hannagan [$150]

10) 5C-Chad Hillier [$150]

11) 36-Jason Martin [$150]

12) 11B-Brock Mayes [$150]

13) 9X-Kevin Huntley [$150]

14) 56R-Ryan Myers [$150]


A-main (40 laps) – Starting Position [#]

1) 24-Terry McCarl[8] [$10,000]

2) 15-Donny Schatz[5] [$5,500]

3) 8K-Chad Kemenah[7] [$3,200]

4) 24H-Rob Chaney[20] [$2,800]

5) 21-Daryn Pittman[22] [$2,500]

6) 83-Danny Lasoski[18] [$2,300]

7) 11H-Kerry Madsen[23] [$2,200]

8) 6-Tim Shaffer[10] [$2,100]

9) 9-Joey Saldana[13] [$2,050]

10) 10C-Jeremy Campbell[1] [$2,000]

11) R19-Jason Solwold[24] [$1,500]

12) 20-Paul McMahan[9] [$1,200]

13) 4-Danny Smith[26] [$300]

14) 92-Jimmy Stinson[16] [$1,050]

15) W20-Greg Wilson[19] [$1,000]

16) 7S-Jason Sides[6] [$900]

17) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[25] [$0]

18) 14-Jason Meyers[12] [$800]

19) 2B-Dale Blaney[11] [$800]

20) M20-Butch Schraeder[14] [$800]

21) 11-Steve Kinser[4] [$800]

22) 35-Jac Haudenschild[3] [$800]

23) 18T-Tony Bruce Jr.[15] [$800]

24) D1-Justin Henderson[21] [$800]

25) 36-Jason Martin[27] [$0]

26) 22-Nick Nabor[17] [$800]

27) Dean Jacobs[26] [$0]

28) Craig Dollansky[2} [$800]


Lap Leaders: Jeremy Campbell 1-7, Donny Schatz 8-32, Terry McCarl 33-40

KSE Hard Charger Award: Daryn Pittman

Note: Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Jason Martin used World of Outlaws provisionals to start the A-Feature. Danny Smith and Butch Schroeder used K-C Raceway track provisionals to stare the A-Feature.

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