Donny Schatz Wins
World of Outlaws Inaugural Dave Helm Memorial Race @
Tulare's Thunderbowl Raceway
World of Outlaw Sprints at Thunderbowl Raceway in
Donny Schatz of
led all thirty-five laps of the Inaugural Dave Helm Memorial Race at
Thunderbowl Raceway in
to score yet another victory in World of Outlaw Sprint competition.
Victory lane is becoming old hat for Schatz, who has picked up
nineteen victories so far this season as the WoO Sprints raced
throughout the United States with a couple events in
as well This was Schatz's third WoO Sprint feature win in a row.
"We've really been working on our short track program. This
was a good night. We qualified fourth fast, scored second in the heat
race and won the dash. The track was very wet and a little rough.
There was mud on everything. I was having a tough time going through
lapped traffic. I'm hoping to get out of this year with the
Championship Title victory." said Schatz
Jason Sides of
qualified twelfth fast, scored the victory of his heat race and had a
third place finish in the dash. Sides started the feature in third
and was able to race into second place on the eighteenth lap which he
raced to score behind Schatz at the line.
"We've never had a top five finish here. Second place is a
good strong run for us. We were hoping to be able to run the top (of
the track). Anytime you can run second to Donny (Schatz) and in front
of Kaeding (Tim), who was racing his home track, that's a good win for
us." said Sides
From a seventh place start, Tim Kaeding of
rose to the challenge moving by Jason Meyers (CA), Kerry Madsen (NSW).
Tim Shaffer (PA) and Ronnie Day (CA) to land a podium finish when he
took the checkered flag in third.
"I have to thank the McMillen's and my crew. The McMillen's
have given me the opportunity to drive their car for some of the
races. Donny's (Schatz) has been fast all year. I want to thank all
of you guys (the crowd of fans) for coming out" said Kaeding.
Salinas, scored behind Kaeding in fourth. Day finished second in
both his heat race and the dash. As the feature race got under
along side of Schatz on the front row and raced hard to challenge
Schatz's lead. Day looked a couple of times like he just might
pull it off, but Schatz, would find that little bit extra to pull
away. Day raced in second for the
first seventeen laps, before Sides got by and then Kaeding in an
outside shot had third with eleven laps to go.
"We'll take it! (the fourth place finish) That was a tough
race. The track was sticky all night. I think the car was better
than I was. I had the flu all week. We really never got a good shot
at Donny (Schatz). He did a heck of a job and deserved to win. It's
nice to run in the top five with these guys (the WoO Sprints). said
Forty-two sprints rolled out to qualify for this Inaugural
Dave Helm Memorial Race, with Joey Saldana, Kerry Madsen, Paul McMahan
, Chad Hillier, Greg Hodnett, Jeff Shepherd and Tim Shaffer who won
"Rookie of the Year, racing for Helm in 1999, all having been a part
of the Helm racing team at one time or another, paid tribute. Helm was
a great contributor to Sprint car racing and will always be remembered
for what he did for the sport he loved.
McMahan (TN) posted a 13.633 second lap run to set fast time
in qualifying. It was a night when you had to make that first lap
count, as the WoO Officials, limited qualifying to one lap for each
driver, opposed to the usual two laps they normally have.
Twenty-five sprints started the thirty-five lap feature
with Hillier (WA), tagging the rear of the field, using a
provisional. When that green flag flew, everyone was racing hard. In
spite of that, there were few cautions. The first one flew out on the
eighth lap when Jeff Delte (CA) spun going into the third turn. The
regrouped field, had a clean straight-a-way when they took the next
green flag. Heads up racing continued until the twenty-fifth lap,
when Jonathan Allard (CA) racing from a seventeenth place start was
working the outside line of the track and had moved into twelfth,
looking to take eleventh, when he lost it and landed in the infield
for the second yellow. Needless to say, the lead pack was having a
wild race as they picked their way through lapped traffic lap after
lap. The final caution flew out for Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (TX), who lost
a right front wheel racing out of the first turn. with three laps to
go. It was caution relief, for all of the sprints as they were able
to hang it all out racing to the checkered, without having to
negotiate through heavy traffic.
Scoring behind, Schatz, Sides, Kaeding, and Day, were
Madsen, Shaffer, Jason Meyers (CA), Steve Kinser (IN), Joey Saldana
(IN), Craig Dollansky (MN),
McMahan (TN), Danny Lasoski (MO), Jeremy Campbell (MI),
Allard ( Allard tagged the rear of the field for pulling his caution
but rallied back to score in fourteenth), Jac Haudenschild (OH) (Haudenschild
won the hard charger award, racing from a twenty-third starting berth
and finishing in fifteenth), Justin Henderson (SD), Daryn Pittman
(OK), Randy Hannagan (CA), Jason Solwold (WA), Brad Sweet (CA), Delte,
Terry McCarl (IA), Hafertepe and Chad Kemenah (OH).
The long season for the WoO Sprints is winding down. The
schedule has them in two more races on the
Manzanita Raceway in
before traveling back to
for their final nights of racing,
November 1-3, 2007.
Heat Races, the Dash and additional Main Events, are as
top five transfer to the "A" Feature.
Heat #1: Shaffer, Kaeding, Allard, Kemenah, Solwold, Greg
DeCaries (CA), Kinser, Haudenschild, Dan Simpson (CA), McMahan.
Heat #2: Madsen, Meyers, Dollansky, Henderson, Sweet,
Brooke Tatnell (NSW), Hillier, Mason Moore (CA), Kyle Larson (CA),
Ken Fredenburg (CA).
Heat #3: Hafertepe, Day, Lasoski, Saldana, Pittman, Shane
Stewart (OK), Brandon Wimmer (IN), Delte, Danny Faria, Jr. (CA), Ben
Heat #4: Sides, Schatz, McCarl, Campbell, Hannagan, Tony
Bruce, Jr., (KS), Garrett Ishii (CA), Jason Botsford (CA), Myles
Bishop (CA), Charlie Louden (CA).
DASH, how the drivers finish the dash
determines how the top ten line up in the "A" Feature.
Dash: Schatz, Day, Sides, Shaffer, Madsen, Meyers, Kaeding,
Saldana, Dollansky, Hafertepe, Jr.
"B" Main- Top
four finishers transfer to the "A" Feature
"B" Main: Kinser, McMahan, Haudenschild, Madsen, Hillier,
DeCaires, Wimmer, Bruce, Jr., Faria, Jr., Larson, Tatnell, Ishii,
Gregg, Simpson, Louden, Botsford.
Top two finishers transfer the "B" Main
"C" Main: Louden, Simpson, Bishop, Moore, Fredenburg,
Gold Cup Saturday Night Finale
Gold Cup Friday Night Preliminaries Night Two
Gold Cup Thursday Night Preliminaries Night One
Gold Cup Wednesday Night Civil War
Saldana wins $50,000. at the Gold Cup Race of Champions at
Story by: Gaye Carmichael
Joey Saldana of
Brownsburg, IN, soared to victory, scoring one of the most
prestigious wins of the season, as he took the checkered flag of the
$50,000. to win, Gold Cup Race of Champions, hosted by John and Robbie
Padjen at the Silver Dollar Speedway in
Chico, CA. This
was Saldana's first ever, Gold Cup win and he entered victory lane,
sharing the news,by phone, with
Kasey Kahne, owner
of the Open Joist/Mopar #9.
"It's a great place to win. We had a good car. I definitely needed
that last yellow.
laid rubber on the track and I didn't know it was
there. Allard, (Jonathan) had the yellow when he lost a tire. The
rubber on the track could have caused it. It showed me where it was
and I raced around it. I felt pretty good. I've lost some races and
I've won some races. I've won thirteen races this season. Donny
(Schatz) is a good competitor and in big money races, I'm usually
chasing that #15 (Schatz's car number). I'm really looking forward to
another couple of years with Kasey Kahne Racing. I hope we can come
back next year and do it again. I hope we can keep this (race wins)
going." said Saldana.
Second place was under fire almost the entire race.
J. Allard of
Chico, CA, tied
Saldana in qualifying points to start the forty lap "A" feature event
from a front row outside, start. When the first lap scored, Sammy
Swindell of Germantown,
TN, racing the Fauver/Rudeen Racing #64, coming from a fourth place
start was in second. On the fourteenth lap J. Allard rallied back into
second place, with Steve Kinser (IN), Jac Haudenschild (OH), Swindell
and Brad Sweet (CA) racing in the top six. J. Allard passed Saldana
on the twenty-first lap. A red flag flew out when Jason Solwold (WA)
was upside down, just before the second turn. Daryn Pittman (OK) and
Brent Kaeding (CA), were all in the mix. No injuries reported. The
race officials decided to declare this red flag, an open red, which
allows pitman on the track to refuel, check air pressure, etc. As the
field pushed off to start the twenty-second lap, Saldana, was back in
the lead, as the line-up reverted back to the previous lap, due to the
red flag. Kinser, who had been in third place before the flag, could
not get his Q Oil #11 to start after multiple tries. With Kinser out
of the race, J. Allard had second followed by Haudenschild, Sweet and
Swindell, the top five in front. Haudenschild, racing the top of the
track dove my J. Allard with about three laps to go. J. Allard's tire
loss, brought a caution and when the regrouped field raced out to take
the checkered, Haudenschild score a big second place finish with Sweet
right behind Haudenschild, earning third.
"Rick (Wright) gave me a good car. Bonsai and the
crew did a great job with the car. My car was working good
everywhere. I tried to stay close to Joey (Saldana). We just weren't
close enough. I gave it all I had. After the open red flag, the car
was a little better. When the race was over, I had about five laps
left on my tire. Chico is always
pretty racy. I enjoy racing here." said Haudenschild.
This was Sweet's third time at Gold Cup, and Sweet
said, "I need to thank GP Development for the awesome car. Rod Tiner
and my crew, as well. It was pretty awesome. I want to thank all the
fans for coming out. It's a dream come true to race with those guys (WoO
Sprint drivers). I hope we can keep it going."
As the race went, lap traffic was a factor early on.
Saldana was lapping the rear of the field by the seventh lap. On the
twelfth lap, Pittman was off the track on the third turn, bringing out
the caution. WoO Sprint rules, have all of the lapped cars line up at
the rear of the field for restarts.
Tim Kaeding (CA) having to race the "C" Main, managed
to score the win, moving into the rear of the field of the "B" Main. A
very popular driver, T. Kaeding had the fans screaming and on their
feet as he raced through the field grabbing the final available
transfer spot to the "A" feature. T. Kaeding started the "A" in
twenty-fourth place and on the thirteenth lap, Kerry Madsen (NSW) and
T. Kaeding were flying off the track, going in to the fourth turn. T.
Kaeding and Madsen, both retired from the race, due to damage to their
When the final lap scored, Swindell was fourth,
followed by, Donny Schatz (ND), Tim Shaffer (PA), Jason Meyers (CA),
Terry McCarl (IA), Brooke Tatnell (NSW), J. Allard, Danny Lasoski
(MO), Pittman, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (TX), Craig Dollansky (MN), Paul
McMahan (TN), Solwold, Jeremy Campbell (MI), Colby Wiesz (CA), B.
Kaeding, Evan Suggs (CA), Mike Henry (CA), Kinser, Greg DeCaires (CA),
Madsen and Kaeding. Schatz won the hard charger award, having started
in seventeenth place and scoring in fifth.
Additional Main finishes, as
"B" Main, Weisz, B. Kaeding, Lasoski, T. Kaeding,
Randy Hannagan (CA), Stephen Allard (CA), Jason Sides (TN), Ronnie Day
(CA), Jason Statler (CA), Chad Hillier, (WA), Mike Monahan (NV), Chad
Kemenah (OH), Barry Martinez (WA), Carl Droivold (CA), Dan Menne (CA),
Shane Golobic (CA), Sean Becker (CA), Ballou. (Four transfer to the
"C" Main: Tim Kaeding (CA), Robert Ballou (CA), Kerry
Madsen (NSW), Tony Bruce, Jr. (KS), Trulli, Malsam, Brett Rollag (CA),
Mason Moore (CA), Spath, Matt Shelton (CA), West, Brett Miller (CA),
Kyle Larson (CA), Jon Maiwald (CA), Justin Henderson (SD), Andy
Gregg (CA). Trulli, finishing fifth in the "C" Main, scored the
highest finish of the 360 Sprints that entered the Gold Cup and won
the $1,000. bonus money posted.
(Two transfer to the "B" Main)
"D" Main: Zack West (CA), Taylor Malsam (WA), Jimmy
Trulli (CA), Tyler Spath (CA), Danny Bullock (BC), Colton Heath (WA),
Mark Tabor, Jr., (NV), Petty, James Sweeney (CA), Zack Mason (CA),
Chris Masters (CA), Pylant, Jeff Delte (CA), Herman Klein (CA),
Robbie Whitchurch (CA), Mark Workentine (CA). (Four transfer to the
"E" Main: Kevin Pylant (CA), Matt Petty (CA), Pat
Harvey, Jr. (CA), Peter Breshers (CA), Danny Ochs (CA), Dennis Harvey
(CA), Shawn Arriaga (CA), Brad Barmgarner (CA), Jeremy Burt (CA), C.
Myers, Jim Marsh (CA), Ken Fredenburg (CA), Dan Simpson (CA), Mossi,
Mike Stallings (CA), Eddy Lewis (CA). (Two transfer to the "D" Main)
"F" Main: Cody Myers (CA), Mike Mossi (CA), Josh
Keheley (CA), Mark Tabor, Sr., (NV), Brandon Carey (CA), Ricky Wright,
Jr., (CA), Brian Boswell (OR), Tony Silveria (CA), Bill Cornwell (CA),
David Silveria (CA). (Two transfer to the "E" Main).
Rides Rim from 12th to 1st giving him the Victory in night 2 of the
Prelims at the 54th Gold Cup Race of Champions @ Silver Dollar
Speedway in Chico CA!!
Story by: Gaye Carmichael
Day two, World of Outlaw Sprint competition, second night
qualifying/preliminary race at Silver Dollar Speedway in
CA, 9/07/07) Rim racing Joey Saldana of
pulled out all the stops as he raced from his twelfth place start in
the second night, of World of Outlaw Sprint competition in the 54th
running of the Gold Cup Race of Champions, to claim a big victory on
the quarter mile oval at Silver Dollar Speedway in
Saldana driving the
Kasey Kahne, Open Joist Mopar #9, seemed to be the only driver
who could make that outside groove work as he proceeded to pick off
positions until taking the lead with two laps to go in this thirty lap
qualifying, preliminary race.
"That was a hell of a race. We tightened our car up a lot
for the feature. I can't believe it! This track is very demanding.
To race Steve Kinser for the lead, who's the best there is, I'm
shocked. I have to thank Mopar. They've done some great motors for
us. The team is working great right now and I'm glad to have the
opportunity to race for Kasey Kahne racing. I'm very fortunate. I
also want to thank all of the fans for coming out, 410 sprint car
racing needs this." said Saldana.
Steve Kinser of
raced all laps in the lead of the Crane Cam Dash to earn the pole start and jumped out into a healthy
lead on the opening lap of the "A" feature. Kinser had a firm control
of the lead until the final two laps when Saldana made his winning
bid. Kinser scored in second with Brooke Tatnell (NSW) claiming a
third place, podium finish at the line.
"We had a good car. We talked before the race about
staying focused and earning as many points as we could for tomorrow
night's race (Saturday nights $50,000. to win and final night of this
three day event, Points accumulated during the preliminary qualifying
races, determine the line up of the $50,000. to win Gold Cup Race of
Champions) I think we have a good package together for Saturday
night." said Tatnell
It was a very fast paced "A" Feature. Just the slightest
mistake could ruin what other wise would have been an outstanding run.
Caution laps only snagged a very few of the drivers, starting with,
Robert Ballou (CA) who brought out the first caution on the seventh
lap when he spun in the second turn. Kerry Madsen (NSW) got off the
track on the front stretch on the thirteenth lap . With seven laps to
go Matt Shelton (CA) slid into the infield for the third yellow and
then in the closing laps, Tim Kaeding (CA) was up on two wheels
racing in the fourth turn getting tagged by Daryn Pittman (OK) with
other sprints looking like they were close enough to touch, but
unbelievably, they all kept them going. The caution finally had to
come out for T. Kaeding, as his left rear tire shredded on the track,
probably from contact when he saved his sprint from rolling during
his wheel stand. The restart of the race had Saldana in second
chasing Kinser. Kinser opted to race the inside line as the race went
back to green in the final two laps and Saldana returned to the rim,
which netted the win for this
Fourth place was picked up by Pittman, followed by Tim
Shaffer (PA), Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (TX), Terry McCarl (IA), Brent
Kaeding (CA), Evan Suggs (CA), Jeremy Campbell (MI), Jason Statler
(CA), Paul McMahan (TN), Ronnie Day (CA), Mike Monahan (NV), Sean
Becker (CA), Barry Martinez (WA), Kerry Madsen (NSW), Justin Henderson
(SD), Shane Golobic (CA), Matt Shelton (CA), Tim Kaeding (CA), Jon
Maiwold (CA) and Robert Ballou (CA).
Fifty-six drivers clocked in during qualifying with two
non-World of Outlaw Sprint drivers, collecting the two fastest times.
Evan Suggs of Scotts
Valley, CA turned a 11.738 second lap for fast time while Barry
Lynwood, WA, who just won the 410
Sprint car Championship Title at Skagit Speedway in Burlington, WA,
scored a 11:805 second lap for the second fastest lap scored.
With such a great turn out of sprints, the format required
a Non-qualifiers race, four heat races, plus three Main events. The
"C" Main, had Andy Forsberg (CA) taking the win with James Sweeney
(CA), scoring in second, for the two drivers earning the transfers to
the rear of the field in the "B" Main. Then during "B" main
competition, on the second lap, Korey Lovell (CA) got upside down,
with Shane Stewart (OK) and Johnny Gray, in the mix. All were okay.
As the "B" feature raced to the final lap, apparently a
miss-communication between the drivers, Silver Dollar Officials and
WoO Officials, caused some confusion as the field raced to take the
checkered, battling to score in the top four, to earn their chance to
race the "A" Feature. The front four drivers, were Ronnie Day (CA),
Shane Golobic (CA), Matt Shelton (CA) and Justin Henderson (SD), as
they raced the final lap. The drivers, wearing a one way radio, that
allows officials to advise the drivers during a race, were told that
the caution flag was out. Henderson responding to the caution alert,
checked up. Hirst raced by Henderson at that point, to have fourth at
the checkered flag. The Officials felt that their communication
alerting the drivers of a yellow flag, was responsible for Henderson
losing his fourth position run to the flag. After deliberation, the
Officials decided to have all the sprints, return to the track and
assume their positions prior to the final lap and then re-race that
lap. This decision was a surprise to the majority of those attending,
as it seemed no one had heard of a race calling back the field of cars
to re-run laps, that had already received the checkered flag.
The excitement builds with the preliminary racing behind
the one hundred plus drivers who have now qualified their starting
positions for the big money race. When the Gold Cup Race of Champions,
hosted by John Padjen MotorSports, roll out their sprints,on the final
big night of competition with , $50,000. to win the offering up for
grabs, the competition will be fierce. Every driver wants to join the
list of former Gold Cup winners and will do all that they can to make
Main events, the Dash and Heat race finishes, as follows:
Non-Qualifier Race: Kevin Sharrah (CA), Brad Baumgarner
(CA), Mark Tabor, Sr. (NV), Shawn Arriaga (CA), Brandon Carey (CA),
Cody Myers (CA), Mike Mossi (CA), Mark Haynes (CA), Brent Bjork
(CA), Adrien Betournay (CA), Josh Keheley (CA), Tony Silveria (CA),
David Silveria (CA), Bill Cornwell (CA), Ricky Wright, Jr. (CA), Brian
Boswell. Top four finishers transfer.
"C" Main: Andy Forsberg (CA), James Sweeney (CA), Sharrah,
Eddy Lewis (CA), Baumgarner, Arriaga, Peter Breshears (CA), Tabor,
Sr., Jeremy Burt (CA), Matt Petty (CA). (Petty, racing in third at the
time, flipped his #24m sprint racing into the third turn. Petty was
okay but the wing looked to be totally flat and had possibly other
damage that retired Petty from the race.) Top two finishers transfer
into the "B" Main.
"B" Main: Ronnie Day (CA), Shane Golobic (CA) Matt Shelton
(CA), Justin Henderson (SD), Kyle Hirst (CA), Forsberg, Sweeney,
Taylor Malsam (WA), Tyler Spath (CA), Shain Matthews (CA), Shane
Stewart (OK), Johnny Gray (CA), Korey Lovell (CA), Mark Workentine
(CA), Danny Bullock (BC), Kevin Pylant (CA).
Dash: Kinser, Tatnell, Pittman, T. Kaeding, Hafertepe, Jr.,
Suggs, McCarl, Campbell, Martinez, Monahan.
Heat #1: McCarl, Kinser, Suggs, Willy Croft (CA), Bullock,
Lovell, Gray, Petty, Workentine.
Heat #2: Campbell, Monahan, McMahan, Madsen, Martinez.
Heat #3: Pittman, Tatnell, Shaffer, Meyers, Ballou, Day,
Golobic, Malsam, Sweeney, Pylant.
Heat #4: T. Kaeding, Hafertepe, Jr., Saldana, Maiwald, B.
Kaeding, Hirst, Shelton , Matthews, Lewis, Burt.
of World of Outlaw Sprint Competition in the Fifty-fourth Gold Cup
Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway, Chico, CA, (first night
of a three day event.)
Story by: Gaye Carmichael
CA, 9/06/07) There's no place like home to capture the victory of an
opening night of World of Outlaw Sprint competition in the prestigious
running of the Fifty-fourth Gold Cup Race of Champions and Jonathan
Allard, did just that, racing the Williams GT Trend #0 sprint in a
dominant run, scoring every lap in the lead of his heat race, the
Crane Cam Dash and the thirty lap "A" Feature on the quarter mile oval
at Silver Dollar Speedway in
"This has been a dream for a long time. I can't believe
it. To run with the World of Outlaw's is so great. There are a lot of
great drivers here and to win this is unbelievable. I tried to race
this like a regular Friday night show (referring to Silver Dollar Speedway and
their Friday night 410 Sprint races). I want to thank Morrie Williams
for staying with me. I also want to thank Padjen Motorsports for
putting the Gold Cup on. The team did a great job and we had a
great car tonight. I just stayed focused and ran my race. The fans
here are great and I can't thank them enough for staying with me."
said J. Allard, who was born and raised in Chico.
After taking some time off from racing, Veteran driver,
Sammy Swindell of
Germantown, TN, climbed back into a car to compete at the Gold
Cup and showed he was up for the task, scoring in second of the "A"
"Rod Fauver and the team did a good job on the car. We
seem to work well together. It's been awhile since I've been in a car,
so it's really nice to be able to come out here and have a good
result. We have a good start for the race on Saturday (referring to
the $50,000. to win Gold Cup Race of Champions race that every driver
wants to win) and hope the track doesn't change much. The car tonight,
seemed to get better and better, towards the end of the race." said
Having earned a front row, outside, start in the "A" main,
Brad Sweet of Grass
Valley, CA raced out into second place on the initial green
flag lap, chasing J. Allard from second place for twenty-six laps,
before Swindell got beneath Sweet to make an inside challenge that was
good. Sweet put the nose of his sprint deep into the inside line to
prevent any other bids and raced the last four laps to score in third
at the checkered.
"We had a great night. Everything kind of went our way. I
have to thank Gary Perkins who gave me a great car as well as Rod
Tiner and the team. Thanks to all the fans and congratulations to
Jonathan (Allard) for winning." said Sweet.
Forty-seven teams were on hand to qualify in this first of
two nights of preliminary races, where points will be awarded for
qualifying, finishes in heat and main events on both nights. The
points accumulated by the drivers will determine where they will start
in the third and final, big money race. This race is sanctioned by
the World of Outlaw Sprints, with all three nights scored as
individual point races in the WoO Sprint Championship Title
race. Jason Sides of
TN scored a 11.774 second lap to have quick time of the night.
Jac Haudenschild raced a flag to flag run in the first heat race to
take the win and earn a start in the Dash and in the "A" feature.
Haudenschild raced most of the thirty lap "A" feature in fourth
"The car ran really good tonight. The track was a little
hard to run an outside line on so I raced the bottom. Hopefully we
will have a third or fourth row start in Saturday's race and have a
shot at a win. We were happy to finish in fourth." said Haudenschild.
The feature was marred with five cautions. Tony Bruce,
Jr., brought out the first one on the ninth lap when he spun out.
About four laps later Brett Miller went into a spin on the back
stretch. Mason Moore, was stopped just out of the second turn, with
ten laps to go and was towed off the track, but able to return later.
As the race attempted to restart after this yellow, Chad Kemenah,
Danny Lasoski and Sides, got together in the fourth turn losing
valuable positions and needing to go to the work area. The final
yellow was for Andy Gregg, spinning in the fourth turn.
This caution was very beneficial to Haudenschild.
Haudenschild was making a last valiant attempt to try the upper groove
to make a pass. His car had the speed, but couldn't grab the upper
line, so was in the process of falling back two or three spots when
the caution flew. Because the caution negated the lap, Haudenschild
regained his position and settled in to run in fourth to the
Finishing in fifth was Craig Dollansky (MN), followed by
Jason Solwold (WA), Donny Schatz (ND), Greg DeCaires (CA), Colby Wiesz
(CA), Mike Henry (CA), Jason Meyers (CA), Randy Hannagan (CA), Stephen
Allard (CA), Chad Hillier (WA), Dan Menne (CA), Danny Lasoski (MO),
Mason Moore (CA), Jason Sides (TN), Brett Miller (CA) Carl Droivold
(CA), Tony Bruce, Jr. (KS), Andy Gregg (CA), Chad Kemenah (OH) and
Kyle Larson (CA).
Dash, Heat Races and additional main event finishes, as
"B" Main: Gregg, Moore, Bruce, Jr., Miller, Brett Rollag
(CA), Jeff Delte (CA), Zack West (CA), Jimmy Trulli (CA), Zack Mason
(CA), Herman Klein (CA), Mark Tabor, Jr. (NV), Colton Heath (WA),
Chris Masters (CA), Robbie Whitchurch (CA), Dan Simpson (CA), Charlie
Louden (CA). (Top four finishers transfer to the "A" feature race)
"C" Main: Klein, Simpson, Robert Stice (CA), Ken
Fredenburg (CA), Pat Harvey (CA), Jim Marsh (CA), Jeff Griffin (CA),
Dennis Harvey (CA), Brandon Dozier (CA), Dan Ochs (CA), Mike Stallings
(CA), Jeff Flure (CA), Jim Richardson (CA). (Top two finishes
transfer to the rear of the "B" Main)
Dash: Allard, Sweet, Solwold, Haudenschild, Schatz,
Swindell, Sides, Lasoski, Dollansky, Droivold.
Heat #1: Haudenschild, Droivold, Sides, S. Allard, Meyers,
Whitchurch, Rollag, Gregg, Stice, Ochs, Heath, P. Harvey.
Heat #2: Dollansky, Sweet, Wiesz, Henry, Hillier, Bruce,
Jr., Trulli, Klein, Moore, D. Harvey, Tabor, Jr., Richardson.
Heat #3: J. Allard, Schatz, Swindell, Hannagan, Menne,
Miller, Dozier, Delte, Marsh, Fredenburg, Stallings, Masters.
Heat #4: Solwold, Lasoski, DeCaires, Larson, Kemenah,
Mason, West, Flure, Simpson, Griffin, Charlie Louden (CA). ( Louden
on the first lap of this heat race, probably had some kind of
contact, racing out to take the initial green flag, flipped up and
over into a multi-spin, down the front stretch, looking to have
demolished his car. Louden was okay but so disappointed to not even
score a lap before being side lined from the Gold Cup he so wanted to
Colby Wiesz holds California Sprint Civil War Series in the
Pacific Cup Invitational competition at Silver Dollar Speedway in
Gaye Carmichael (Chico,
CA, 9/05/07) With only three races left on the schedule, Colby Wiesz
of Colfax, CA,
picked up the victory of the prestigious 360 Sprint, Pacific Cup
Invitational in the
California Sprint Civil War Series at the Silver Dollar
Speedway, on the quarter mile clay oval in
"The track was pretty good, once it slicked off a little
bit, it made it easier for passing and that was good. I was worried
about Andy Forsberg before he passed me. Once I passed him back, I
felt a little bit more comfortable. I want to thank my crew. They do
an excellent job and they gave me a good car tonight." said Wiesz. This was Wiesz's second victory in the Civil War Series
this season and he currently is second in the Championship Title
points race. Wiesz said, "I'm probably twenty-one or twenty-two
points behind Forsberg," as they race for the title. There are
three races left on the schedule.
Placerville's, Jimmy Trulli raced his family owned #33T
sprint from a seventh place start to take the checkered flag in
"With another couple of laps, we may have won it. The car
was good. The track was good and pretty racy. We have a good crew
and we're happy. I want to thank my Mom and Dad, all of my Sponsors
and all of my family and friends." said Trulli.
Third place was scored in by Mason Moore of Princeton, CA, a
sixteen year old "Rookie" driver, who's racing his first year in a 360
sprints. Moore started racing when he was seven in the Outlaw Karts,
winning three track championships and four national championships.
"I love these kind of tracks, dry, slick and a little dirt
at the bottom. I'm currently eighth in the Civil War Series
Championship Title points race and second in the "Rookie of the year"
points race (trailing about ten points.behind Elk Grove's, Kyle
Larson, in the "Rookie" title chase)" said Moore (Fifteen year old,
Larson also ran with the Outlaw Karts, now racing his first year in
360 sprint competition, won his first sprint feature event in Civil
War Series competition at Placerville Speedway, establishing the
record for being the youngest driver ever to win a race at Placerville
Speedway and the youngest driver to ever win a Civil War Series race.)
Moore plans to compete with World of Outlaw Sprints in The
Gold Cup Race of Champions, for the first time in his career and went
on to say, "I was happy to get into tonight's "A" Feature and then be
able to race here at the Gold Cup." The Gold Cup Race of Champions
will have their qualifying races on September sixth and seventh with
the big $50,000. to win, WoO sanctioned "A" Feature race as the
finale of this three day event, on September eighth.
Forsberg, scored in a fourth place finish , having raced
the outside line of the track trying to improve his third place
starting berth. Forsberg, in a rim shot, led about four laps before
falling back a little but held on for his good top five finish.
Matt Petty took a wire to wire victory in his heat race and
then ran into trouble after two laps scored in the "A" feature. Petty
spun off the track in the fourth turn for the first caution. A few
laps later a red flag was flying when Scott Russell rolled
over multiple times, with Billy Wallace and Andy Gregg, getting caught
up in it. Only two more yellow flags would fly and they were for
spin outs. There weren't any injuries reported for anyone.
At the checkered flag, Wiesz, Trulli, Moore, Forsberg and
Larson, logged into the top five finishes. Greg DeCaires finished in
sixth, followed by Scott Kinney, Mark Hall, Ricky Wondergem, Mike
Monahan, Chad Compton, Billy Wallace, Mike Benson, Matt Petty, Dan
Menne, Scott Russell, Andy Gregg, Kevin Klein, Richard Bailey, Brad
Baumgarner and Jim Richardson.
Additional results, as follows:
Fast Time: Herman Klien with a 12. 124 second lap.
"B" Main: Henry, DeCaires, Wondergem, Monahan, Wallace,
Compton, Justin Johnson, Brett Rollag, Pat Henry, Carl Droivold, James
Sweeney, Stephen Allard, Adrien Betournay, Josh Keheley, Mark Tabor,
Heat #1: Bailey, Baumgarner, Larson, Klien, Monohan,
Rollag, Henry, Johnson.
Heat #2: Petty, Russell, Kinney, Moore, Wallace, Droivold,
Heat #3: Gregg, Benson, Forsberg, Trulli, Compton,
Stephen Allard, Sweeney, Harvey.
Heat #4: Hall, Menne, Wiesz, Richardson, Wondergem,
Next Up Civil War Invitational to kick off World of Outlaws
Gold Cup Race Of Champions @ Silver Dollar Speedway!!!