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Blaney Tops Attrition at PEAK Motor Oil World Finals Presented by NAPA

Schatz crowned with his fifth World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship

CONCORD, N.C. — Nov. 3, 201DSC 6988 copy2 — The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series finished the season with a bang. And a smash. And a clank.

In front of packed grandstands and a television audience on SPEED, Donny Schatz claimed his fifth championship on Saturday evening at the Sixth annual PEAK Motor Oil World of Outlaws World Finals Presented by NAPA Auto Parts. However, Schatz’s season ended in a wreck as he was one of seven drivers who either crashed or sustained an issue while racing in the top 10 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

A night after a flat tire ended his night while competing for the win, Dale Blaney survived the attrition to record his second Outlaws victory of the season.

“The last race of the year, to win down here in front of this crowd and everything, it’s pretty cool,” he said. “We had a little bit of luck … but our car was really good. I’ve got a little bit of talent, but a lot of luck is a lot better.”

Stevie Smith rocketed to the lead on the start with Blaney a close second. On lap seven, Blaney capitalized on a slide job in turn two to take the top spot. The duo then entered traffic on lap 10 before top-10 cars began to be targeted by misfortune near the midpoint of the 30-lap feature.

Sammy Swindell, who earned Friday’s event at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, stopped in turn four because of mechanical issues on lap 14 while running 10th. Under caution, Daryn Pittman went to the work area with a flat right rear tire, which dropped him from eighth to 24th on the restart.

After Dean Jacobs spun in turn four on the restart to force another caution, Blaney and Dollansky battled side by side with Blaney holding a slight edge. On lap 18, Dollansky’s slide job in turn four was matched with a putback by Blaney, but Dollansky maneuvered to the lead as they entered traffic on the ensuing lap.

The intense action at the front of the pack continued when Schatz and Smith collided as they entered turn three on the bottom in a fight for third place. Schatz spun up the track and came to a stop near the wall. Jac Haudenschild and Cody Darrah – each racing in the top 10 – took evasive action to avoid the stalled car, but to no avail. Haudenschild’s car tipped over after contact and Darrah’s flipped to end his night.

Dollansky’s right rear tire began to go flat during the red flag. He continuously spun the tires during the caution, but the tire exploded entering turn three on the restart. Smith, who restarted third, crashed into the back of Dollansky in turn four and Kerry Madsen was also involved in the incident.

Blaney regained the top spot with Paul McMahan, who started 22nd, in the runner-up position. The duo set a torrid pace before Steve Kinser had a flat tire spin him in turn two with three laps remaining. Dollansky then brought out the final caution when he stopped in turn three on lap 29, setting up a green-white-checkered finish.

Blaney nearly rubbed the wall around the 4/10-mile track with McMahan hitting his narrow marks on the bottom of the dusty track. Blaney and McMahan were almost even as they exited turn four coming to the checkered flag, but Blaney’s momentum allowed him to win by a car length.

“We had a good run on him, got to the inside of him one time getting off of (turn) four and I just wasn’t able to pull it off,” McMahan said after earning the KSE Hard Charger Award. “We gave it our best effort and we passed 20 race cars, so you can’t really complain about that.”

Jason Johnson, who claimed a heat race win each of the past two races, earned his best finish of the season by rounding out the podium.

“You’ve got to be there at the end to produce a finish,” he said. “It was the last race of the year, a lot at stake. Even being on a TV show even adds a little extra, so the main thing is to just make good, smooth laps. There at the end it was survival of the fittest.”

Kraig Kinser placed fourth with 16th-starter Greg Hodnett ending fifth. Brian Brown was sixth, 23rd-starter Jason Sides seventh, Lucas Wolfe eighth, Lance Dewease ninth and David Gravel rounded out the top 10.

While Schatz’s weekend didn’t go as planned, he said his fifth championship – and first since claiming four straight from 2006-09 – was the most special.

“This ranks up there as probably one of the hardest fought ones,” he said. “We had some of the lowest lows and the highest highs. To rebound and dig out of the hole we were in – we raced our way out of it – and that’s what makes it more special than the rest of them.”

Sixth annual PEAK Motor Oil World of Outlaws World Finals Presented by NAPA Auto Parts Notebook

NOTES – Sammy Swindell claimed his series-best 21st heat race win, Dale Blaney his sixth, Lance Dewease his fourth, Donny Schatz his 13th and Jason Johnson his second of the season. … Jack Sodeman Jr. won the C Main for the second straight race. … Stevie Smith earned his third dash victory. … Joey Saldana became the 46th different Last Chance Showdown winner. … Both of Blaney’s victories this season have been on 4/10-mile tracks.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS – Penske Shocks ($100 certificate): Bill Rose; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; Comp Cams ($50 certificate): Kraig Kinser; Armor All (case of product): Jason Sides; STP ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; UNOH ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Gravely Tractors ($50 cash): Lucas Wolfe; VP Racing Fuel ($50 cash): David Gravel; Comp Cams ($50 cash): David Gravel; JE Pistons (set of rings): Chad Kemenah; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; Wix Filters ($50 cash): Steve Kinser; Superflow ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; JE Pistons (set of rings): Bill Rose; MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Kerry Madsen; Klotz Synthetic Lubricants ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah.

WINNERS – Sammy Swindell – 13 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Nov. 2, Eagle Raceway on Sept. 19, Grays Harbor Raceway on Aug. 29, Castrol Raceway on Aug. 25, River Cities Speedway on Aug. 17, Autodrome Granby on July 27, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lakeside Speedway on June 30, Red River Valley Speedway on June 16, Eldora Speedway on May 5, Knoxville Raceway on April 28, Missouri State Fair Speedway on April 20 and Merced Speedway on March 30); Donny Schatz – 11 (Williams Grove Speedway on Sept. 29, Clay County Fair Speedway on Sept. 14, Calistoga Speedway on Sept. 9, Silver Dollar Speedway on Sept. 6, Nodak Speedway on Aug. 19, Junction Motor Speedway on Aug. 14, Knoxville Raceway on Aug. 11, Cornwall Motor Speedway on July 29, Farmer City Raceway on April 25, Silver Dollar Speedway on March 23 and Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19); Craig Dollansky – 9 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Oct. 13, Deer Creek Speedway on Sept. 15, Castrol Raceway on Aug. 24, Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 22, Lernerville Speedway on July 17, I-96 Speedway on June 2, Hagerstown Speedway on May 20, Tri-State Speedway on April 21 and Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19); Kerry Madsen – 5 (Willamette Speedway on Sept. 3, Skagit Speedway on Aug. 31, Limaland Motorsports Park on July 11, Belleville High Banks on June 29 and Knoxville Raceway on June 9); Joey Saldana – 5 (Autodrome Drummond on July 28, Eldora Speedway on July 13, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 25, Paducah International Raceway on April 13 and Perris Auto Speedway on March 10); Tim Kaeding – 4 (Antioch Speedway on Sept. 10, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 6, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 16 and The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 8); Kraig Kinser – 4 (Beaver Dam Raceway on July 7, Dodge City Raceway Park on June 23, River Cities Speedway on June 15 and Kokomo Speedway on June 5); Steve Kinser – 4 (Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on Oct. 6, Dodge City Raceway Park on June 22, Orange County Fair Speedway on May 19 and Williams Grove Speedway on May 12); Dale Blaney – 2 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Nov. 3 and Lernerville Speedway on Sept. 22); Chad Kemenah – 2 (Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 28 and Eldora Speedway on May 4); Paul McMahan – 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on Sept. 28 and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on May 16); Tony Stewart – 2 (Ohsweken Speedway on July 31 and Lernerville Speedway on July 17); Sean Becker – 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on Sept. 7); Cody Darrah – 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on July 21); Danny Dietrich – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 10); Mark Dobmeier – 1 (Huset’s Speedway on July 3); Travis Jacobson – 1 (Skagit Speedway on Sept. 1); Kyle Larson – 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on Sept. 8); Danny Lasoski – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 18); Fred Rahmer – 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 11); Jason Sides – 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Oct. 13); Brad Sweet – 1 (Clay County Fair Speedway on June 8) and Lucas Wolfe – 1 (Bloomington Speedway on Aug. 3).

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Sixth annual PEAK Motor Oil World of Outlaws World Finals Presented by NAPA Auto Parts Statistical Report; The Dirt Track at Charlotte; Concord, N.C.; Nov. 3, 2012

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 2-Dale Blaney [3] [$10,000]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [22] [$5,500]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [8] [$3,200]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5] [$2,800]; 5. 39-Greg Hodnett [16] [$2,500]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [13] [$2,300]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [23] [$2,200]; 8. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [2] [$2,100]; 9. 30C-Lance Dewease [10] [$2,050]; 10. 89G-David Gravel [11] [$2,000]; 11. 49-Daryn Pittman [6] [$1,500]; 12. 19W-Brooke Tatnell [20] [$1,200]; 13. 11-Steve Kinser [25] [$1,100]; 14. 97-Dean Jacobs [24] [$1,050]; 15. 9-Joey Saldana [14] [$1,000]; 16. 59-Jac Haudenschild [17] [$900]; 17. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [19] [$800]; 18. 63-Chad Kemenah [26] [$800]; 19. 7-Craig Dollansky [4] [$800]; 20. 24H-Bryan Sebbetto [15] [$800]; 21. 6-Bill Rose [27] [$800]; 22. 13-Tim Shaffer [21] [$800]; 23. 19-Stevie Smith [1] [$800]; 24. 29-Kerry Madsen [18] [$800]; 25. 15-Donny Schatz [7] [$800]; 26. 4-Cody Darrah [9] [$800]; 27. 1-Sammy Swindell [12] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Craig Dollansky 1-15, Dale Blaney 16-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 51-Paul McMahan [+20].

Qualifying - 1. 89G-David Gravel, 13.026; 2. 2-Dale Blaney, 13.072; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.176; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 13.187; 5. 19-Stevie Smith, 13.192; 6. 9-Joey Saldana, 13.212; 7. 49-Daryn Pittman, 13.271; 8. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.278; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.284; 10. 24H-Bryan Sebbetto, 13.352; 11. 39-Greg Hodnett, 13.352; 12. 71-Shane Stewart, 13.367; 13. 59-Jac Haudenschild, 13.376; 14. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.411; 15. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.413; 16. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.428; 17. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.450; 18. 30C-Lance Dewease, 13.491; 19. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.503; 20. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr, 13.506; 21. 19W-Brooke Tatnell, 13.517; 22. 13-Tim Shaffer, 13.521; 23. 28-Brian Paulus, 13.535; 24. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.553; 25. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.555; 26. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.568; 27. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.569; 28. 1X-Randy Hannagan, 13.587; 29. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 13.596; 30. 97-Dean Jacobs, 13.621; 31. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.646; 32. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 13.673; 33. 69-Ryan Smith, 13.682; 34. 63-Chad Kemenah, 13.682; 35. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.687; 36. 6-Bill Rose, 13.724; 37. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr, 13.731; 38. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.743; 39. 35-Jessica Zemken, 13.754; 40. 16-Danny Mumaw, 13.765; 41. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.980; 42. 25-Jimmy Seeger, 14.029; 43. 47-Eric Riggins, 14.102; 44. 60-Kory Crabtree, 14.134; 45. 25P-Michael Parent, 14.253; 46. 6W-Brad Wickam, 14.734; 47. O-Glenn Styres, 14.865; 48. 6X-Mark Cole, 15.175; 49. 49H-Bobby Howard, 15.630; 50. 10P-Jim Perricone, 15.657.

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [1]; 2. 89G-David Gravel [4]; 3. 39-Greg Hodnett [2]; 4. 19W-Brooke Tatnell [5]; 5. 9-Joey Saldana [3]; 6. 11-Steve Kinser [9]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 8. 6-Bill Rose [8]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 10. 6W-Brad Wickam [10].

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2-Dale Blaney [4]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [1]; 3. 13-Tim Shaffer [5]; 4. 49-Daryn Pittman [3]; 5. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr [8]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 7. 25-Jimmy Seeger [9]; 8. O-Glenn Styres [10]; 9. 71-Shane Stewart [2]; 10. D4-Danny Holtgraver [7].

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 30C-Lance Dewease [1]; 2. 7-Craig Dollansky [3]; 3. 59-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 5. 69-Ryan Smith [7]; 6. 1X-Randy Hannagan [6]; 7. 28-Brian Paulus [5]; 8. 40-Caleb Helms [8]; 9. 47-Eric Riggins [9]; 10. 6X-Mark Cole [10].

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [5]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [6]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 7. 35-Jessica Zemken [8]; 8. 63-Chad Kemenah [7]; 9. 60-Kory Crabtree [9]; 10. 49H-Bobby Howard [10].

Heat 5 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [2]; 2. 19-Stevie Smith [4]; 3. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [1]; 4. 97-Dean Jacobs [6]; 5. 24H-Bryan Sebbetto [3]; 6. 77X-Wayne Johnson [7]; 7. 25P-Michael Parent [9]; 8. 24-Terry McCarl [5]; 9. 16-Danny Mumaw [8]; 10. 10P-Jim Perricone [10].

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 12 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 19-Stevie Smith [1]; 2. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 3. 2-Dale Blaney [3]; 4. 7-Craig Dollansky [6]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 6. 49-Daryn Pittman [5]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [12]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [8]; 9. 4-Cody Darrah [10]; 10. 30C-Lance Dewease [11]; 11. 89G-David Gravel [4]; 12. 1-Sammy Swindell [9].

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature) - 1. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr [1] [-]; 2. 40-Caleb Helms [2] [-]; 3. 16-Danny Mumaw [4] [$150]; 4. 35-Jessica Zemken [3] [$125]; 5. 47-Eric Riggins [7] [$125]; 6. 6W-Brad Wickam [10] [$100]; 7. O-Glenn Styres [11] [$100]; 8. 49H-Bobby Howard [13] [$100]; 9. 10P-Jim Perricone [14] [$100]; 10. 6X-Mark Cole [12] [$100]; 11. 25-Jimmy Seeger [6] [$100]; 12. 60-Kory Crabtree [8] [$100]; 13. 25P-Michael Parent [9] [$100]; 14. 11-Steve Kinser [5] [$100].

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Joey Saldana [2] [-]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [1] [-]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [8] [-]; 4. 24H-Bryan Sebbetto [3] [-]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [10] [-]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [7] [-]; 7. 63-Chad Kemenah [14] [$200]; 8. 24-Terry McCarl [6] [$180]; 9. 1X-Randy Hannagan [9] [$175]; 10. 69-Ryan Smith [13] [$160]; 11. 28-Brian Paulus [5] [$150]; 12. 40-Caleb Helms [18] [$150]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11] [$150]; 14. 71-Shane Stewart [4] [$150]; 15. D4-Danny Holtgraver [12] [$150]; 16. 77X-Wayne Johnson [15] [$150]; 17. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr [17] [$150]; 18. 6-Bill Rose [16] [$150].

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Top 20 Championship Standings

Pos.

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T5

T10

QT

1

Donny Schatz

9846

0

11

39

60

3

2

Craig Dollansky

9732

-114

9

34

51

9

3

Sammy Swindell

9708

-138

13

30

48

14

4

Joey Saldana

9658

-188

5

24

52

9

5

Steve Kinser

9583

-263

4

26

47

0

6

Kraig Kinser

9442

-404

4

22

46

7

7

Cody Darrah

9151

-695

1

23

37

3

8

Kerry Madsen

9105

-741

5

17

39

2

9

Lucas Wolfe

8810

-1036

1

10

30

1

10

Chad Kemenah

8790

-1056

2

11

33

2

11

Bill Rose

7768

-2078

0

0

10

0

12

Jason Sides

6429

-3417

1

19

31

1

13

Jac Haudenschild

4344

-5502

0

4

13

0

14

Tim Kaeding

3524

-6322

4

10

17

0

15

Daryn Pittman

3195

-6651

0

7

16

3

16

Paul McMahan

3132

-6714

2

6

8

2

17

David Gravel

3038

-6808

0

8

11

5

18

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

2915

-6931

0

3

9

0

19

Stevie Smith

2880

-6966

0

3

13

2

20

Danny Lasoski

2745

-7101

1

5

9

0

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