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A Well Deserved Win: Tim Shaffer Victorious at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park

For Tim Shaffer it was his 12th career World of Outlaws A-Feature win and his first victory in the state of New York.


Courtesy: WoO Sprint Car Series Media Relations

Elbridge, NY— October 10, 2009—Tim Shaffer has had a great 2009 season and the only thing missing from it was a World of Outlaws win. He came close a few weeks ago at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio, leading a number of laps before settling for a runner-up finish. He made up for that near miss on Saturday night as he was victorious in the New Yorker 25 at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park as the World of Outlaws made their long awaited return to Super DIRT Week before a standing room only crowd at the sprawling 5/8-mile.

For Shaffer it was his 12th career World of Outlaws A-Feature win and his first victory in the state of New York. Prior to Saturday night, his best career finish at Rolling Wheels had been two eighth-place performances. With the victory, the current All Star Circuit of Champions title winner has now won a total of 13 times in 2009.

“To come up here and win this is awesome,” said Shaffer. “The car was great tonight. Brian (Kemenah, Crew Chief) and the guys do such a great job and it makes me look good. I have a great team here and the owner is great. It’s the whole package.”

The race began with Shaffer jumping to the lead from the pole with Donny Schatz in tow. The first caution of the night flew before the first lap was in the books, leading to a complete restart. On the second start, Schatz got the upper hand on Shaffer and led the field into turn one, with the latter taking the lead in turn two and officially being credited with leading the first circuit.

Shaffer extended his lead on the second lap, with Schatz gaining ground on the third go-around as he used the high side of the track, nearly taking the lead coming off the fourth turn. Schatz kept pace with him for the next few laps as they approached lapped traffic and were in traffic on the sixth lap. Schatz was all over the leader on the eighth lap as the pair negotiated lapped traffic. Schatz again nearly took the lead on the 11th lap as the pair charged around the track.

On the 12th circuit, Schatz went low in turn one and took the lead from Shaffer and quickly jumped to a six-car length lead. Schatz opened up a sizeable lead over the next five laps as they continued to work traffic, with the final caution of the night coming out on the 18th lap.

On the ensuing restart, Shaffer dove under Schatz in turns one and two and took the lead on the back straightaway. He would go on to lead the final eight laps to score the $10,000 triumph aboard the Kistler Engines J&J.

“The main thing was trying to get underneath him on the restart,” shared the winner. “I was hoping he would run in there too hard and slip up and he kind of entered the middle and coming off the corner he drove off the edge. It may have looked like I gave him a little push, but it wasn’t. I think he had a left rear push and that drove him off the track. We’ll take it any way we can get it.”

Shaffer extended his lead in the late going and encountered some traffic down the stretch, but was able to clear the slower machines each time. He began the night by winning the second heat race and also won the Crane Cams Dash for the first time this season to earn the pole position for the 25-lap A-Feature event.

“It was one of those nights where things were falling our way,” noted the native of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. “We won the heat and that put us at the front of the dash and we won that. Donny (Schatz) got by us about halfway and on that restart, we just rolled the wing back and I was hoping to hit that line the best I could wide open and it worked out.”

Schatz would lead six laps on the night and wound up second to earn his series leading 38th Top-Five finish of the season in the Armor All J&J. Coupled with a fifth-place finish for Jason Meyers, Schatz was able to gain six points in the championship standings and now the gap between the two is 18 markers with three events remaining on the 2009 calendar.

”We were good and that gave us a chance to work on our car a little bit,” said Schatz. “We had a good draw. We got Timmy (Shaffer) in traffic and that’s what we needed. You hate to see those yellows. The puzzling part is that I came out of (turn) four we my tires locked down and never spun a tire wrong through both corners with as much speed as I could and he drove right on by. That’s pretty puzzling.”

Schatz led on the final restart and ran as hard as he could over the last eight laps of the race as he tried to track Shaffer back down. He kept pace for the first couple of laps after Shaffer got around him and the fell back a little at the end.

“We had plenty of laps there until the end and I push hard and made a few mistakes,” noted the North Dakota native. “That’s the way it goes, we were second I guess.”

Steve Kinser finished third on Saturday night in the Quaker State Maxim to continue his impressive streak at Rolling Wheels. The 20-time series champion has now finished in the Top-10 in all 27 of his starts at the sprawling 5/8-mile.

Jac Haudenschild finished fourth in the Owens-Corning Fiberglass Maxim, with Meyers in fifth piloting the GLR Investments KPC. Meyers began the night by setting fast time in qualifying to earn five bonus points, while Schatz was third quick to earn three. At that juncture, Meyers cut two points off Schatz’s advantage.

Cody Darrah finished sixth in his debut aboard the DirecTV Maxim for Kasey Kahne Racing, as he filled in for Brad Sweet. Darrah was victorious last weekend for the first time with the World of Outlaws at his home track of Williams Grove Speedway.

Lucas Wolfe was seventh in the Allebach Racing Maxim, with Jason Sides eighth aboard the Wetherington Tractor Service Maxim. Joey Saldana came all the way from the 24th starting spot to finish ninth in the Budweiser Maxim to earn the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award. Daryn Pittman rounded out the Top-10 in the Hunter Truck Sales Maxim.

The World of Outlaws return to action on Saturday, October 24 at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas.

ROLLING WHEELS RACEWAY PARK NOTES

•ROLLING WHEELS RACEWAY PARK FAST QUALIFIER: Jason Meyers paced the 42 cars that took time with an AMB i.t. timed lap around the semi-banked 5/8-mile oval at 16.317 second. For his qualifying effort, Meyers earned five bonus points. The next four fastest qualifiers also earned bonus points, including: Steve Kinser (4), Donny Schatz (3), Cody Darrah (2) and Danny Lasoski (1).

• NATIONAL OPEN NIGHT #1 QUALIFYING WINNERS: Jason Sides, Tim Shaffer, Andy Priest and Cody Darrah won heat races. Tim Shaffer won the Crane Cams Dash. Dave Ely won the B-Main. Kevin Nouse won the C-Main

FEATURE WINNERS: There has been 62 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature event held in 2009. The winners include: Joey Saldana (Volusia Speedway Park, Silver Dollar Speedway-twice, Thunderbowl Raceway, Lone Star Speedway, Houston Raceway Park, The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Virginia Motor Speedway, Lawrenceburg Speedway, Dodge City Raceway Park-twice, U.S. 36 Raceway, 34 Raceway, I-55 Raceway, Castrol Raceway-twice, Skagit Speedway and Deer Creek Speedway), Donny Schatz (Volusia Speedway Park-twice, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Knoxville Raceway, Eldora Speedway, Canandaigua Speedway, Lawrenceburg Speedway, River Cities Speedway, Cedar Lake Speedway, Eldora Speedway, K-C Raceway and Dacotah Speedway), Jason Meyers (Silver Dollar Speedway, Paducah International Raceway, I-96 Speedway, Red River Valley Speedway, Ohsweken Speedway, Skagit Speedway, Cottage Grove Speedway and Clay County Fair Speedway), Danny Lasoski (Delaware International Speedway, Nodak Speedway, Eagle Raceway, Charter Raceway Park and Lernerville Speedway), Craig Dollansky (Lebanon Valley Speedway, I-55 Raceway and River Cities Speedway), Greg Hodnett (Williams Grove Speedway-three times), Steve Kinser (Tri-State Speedway and Limaland Motorsports Park), Terry McCarl (Knoxville Raceway and Eldora Speedway), Jason Sides (Ohsweken Speedway and Eldora Speedway), Dale Blaney (Attica Raceway Park), Cody Darrah (Williams Grove Speedway), Randy Hannagan (Thunderbowl Raceway), Tim Kaeding (Riverside International Speedway),Chad Kemenah (Manzanita Speedway), Tim Shaffer (Rolling Wheels Raceway Park) and Stevie Smith (Lernerville Speedway).

PRELIMINARY FEATURE WINNERS: There has been two World of Outlaws preliminary features this season. The winners include: Jason Meyers (Silver Dollar Speedway) and Joey Saldana (Silver Dollar Speedway).

5/8-MILE WINNERS: Rolling Wheels Raceway Park is a semi-banked 5/8-mile oval. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series have raced once this season on a track that size. The winner was Tim Shaffer (Rolling Wheels Raceway Park).

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Rolling Wheels Raceway Park; Elbridge, NY; October 10, 2009

Qualifying

1) 14-Jason Meyers 16.317

2) 11-Steve Kinser 16.378

3) 15-Donny Schatz 16.400

4) 19-Cody Darrah 16.501

5) 6-Danny Lasoski 16.514

6) 2L-Ed Lynch Jr. 16.529

7) 20-Kraig Kinser 16.542

8) 5W-Lucas Wolfe 16.568

9) 7S-Jason Sides 16.626

10) 9B-Bobby Breen 16.636

11) R19-Jac Haudenschild 16.679

12) 63-Chad Kemenah 16.695

13) 75-Dave Ely 16.707

14) 83X-Tim Shaffer 16.718

15) 21N-Andy Priest 16.764

16) 63J-Josh Weller 16.775

17) 19H-Chuck Hebing 16.778

18) 22-Brian Ellenberger 16.799

19) 17-Daryn Pittman 16.838

20) 8-Blake Breen 16.846

21) 79-Davey Sammons 16.850

22) 27C-Craig Dollansky 16.892

23) OS-Glenn Styres 16.916

24) 87-George Suprick III 16.936

25) O-Rick Lafferty 16.981

26) d4-Danny Holtgraver 16.998

27) 9-Joey Saldana 17.032

28) 7A-Ed Aikin 17.225

29) 59-Jessica Zemken 17.232

30) 89-Robbie Stillwaggon 17.431

31) 79T-Tim Hogue 17.556

32) 51-Bryan Howland 17.662

33) 38N-Nick Schlauch Jr. 17.712

34) OO-Kevin Nouse 17.748

35) 42W-Rick Wilson 17.901

36) 5-Bubba Broderick 17.952

37) 12-Tim Kelly 17.956

38) 7-Kyle Moffit 18.084

39) 75T-Tommy Wickham 18.096

40) O1-Kyle Fraser 18.596

41) 15AW-April Wilson 18.819

42) 71C-Jack Helget 19.241

43) 47-Joe August -.–

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

1) 7S-Jason Sides

2) 14-Jason Meyers

3) 6-Danny Lasoski

4) 19H-Chuck Hebing

5) 79-Davey Sammons

6) 75-Dave Ely

7) O-Rick Lafferty

8) 59-Jessica Zemken

9) 38N-Nick Schlauch Jr.

10) 12-Tim Kelly

11) 15AW-April Wilson

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

1) 83X-Tim Shaffer

2) 11-Steve Kinser

3) 2L-Ed Lynch Jr.

4) 27C-Craig Dollansky

5) 9B-Bobby Breen

6) d4-Danny Holtgraver

7) OO-Kevin Nouse

8) 89-Robbie Stillwaggon

9) 22-Brian Ellenberger

10) 7-Kyle Moffit

11) 71C-Jack Helget

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

1) 21N-Andy Priest

2) R19-Jac Haudenschild

3) 20-Kraig Kinser

4) 15-Donny Schatz

5) 17-Daryn Pittman

6) 9-Joey Saldana

7) OS-Glenn Styres

8) 42W-Rick Wilson

9) 75T-Tommy Wickham

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

1) 19-Cody Darrah

2) 5W-Lucas Wolfe

3) 63-Chad Kemenah

4) 8-Blake Breen

5) 87-George Suprick III

6) 7A-Ed Aikin

7) 5-Bubba Broderick

8) 51-Bryan Howland

9) O1-Kyle Fraser

10) 63J-Josh Weller

Crane Cams Dash (6 laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature)

1) 83X-Tim Shaffer

2) 15-Donny Schatz

3) 11-Steve Kinser

4) 7S-Jason Sides

5) 14-Jason Meyers

6) R19-Jac Haudenschild

7) 6-Danny Lasoski

8) 5W-Lucas Wolfe

9) 21N-Andy Priest

10) 19-Cody Darrah

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

1) OO-Kevin Nouse

2) 42W-Rick Wilson

3) 5-Bubba Broderick [$125]

4) 12-Tim Kelly [$125]

5) 71C-Jack Helget [$125]

6) 15AW-April Wilson [$100]

7) O1-Kyle Fraser [$100]

8) 79T-Tim Hogue [$100]

9) 7-Kyle Moffit [$100]

10) 75T-Tommy Wickham [$100]

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

1) 75-Dave Ely

2) OS-Glenn Styres

3) 22-Brian Ellenberger

4) 9-Joey Saldana

5) O-Rick Lafferty [$200]

6) 59-Jessica Zemken [$180]

7) d4-Danny Holtgraver [$175]

8) OO-Kevin Nouse [$160]

9) 51-Bryan Howland [$150]

10) 42w-Rick Wilson [$150]

11) 79T-Tim Hogue [$150]

12) 63J-Josh Weller [$150]

13) 89-Robbie Stillwaggon [$150]

14) 7A-Ed Aikin [$150]

A-main (25 laps) - Starting Position [#]

1) 83X-Tim Shaffer[1] [$10,000]

2) 15-Donny Schatz[2] [$5,500]

3) 11-Steve Kinser[3] [$3,200]

4) R19-Jac Haudenschild[6] [$2,800]

5) 14-Jason Meyers[5] [$2,500]

6) 19-Cody Darrah[10] [$2,300]

7) 5W-Lucas Wolfe[8] [$2,200]

8) 7S-Jason Sides[4] [$2,100]

9) 9-Joey Saldana[24] [$2,050]

10) 17-Daryn Pittman[18] [$2,000]

11) 20-Kraig Kinser[12] [$1,500]

12) 63-Chad Kemenah[14] [$1,200]

13) 27C-Craig Dollansky[21] [$1,100]

14) 9B-Bobby Breen[13] [$1,050]

15) 2L-Ed Lynch Jr.[11] [$1,000]

16) 75-Dave Ely[15] [$900]

17) 22-Brian Ellenberger[17] [$800]

18) 8-Blake Breen[19] [$800]

19) 79-Davey Sammons[20] [$800]

20) 87-George Suprick III[23] [$800]

21) OS-Glenn Styres[22] [$800]

22) 6-Danny Lasoski[7] [$800]

23) 21n-Andy Priest[9] [$800]

24) 19H-Chuck Hebing[16] [$800]

Lap Leaders: Tim Shaffer 1-11, 18-25; Donny Schatz 12-17
SuperClean Start of the Night Award: Steve Kinser
Penske Power Position Award: Steve Kinser
KSE Hard Charger Award: Joey Saldana


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