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Big Crowd, Fast Track Leads to Thrilling DIRTcar Nationals Opener at Volusia

DIRTcar NationalsBarberville, FL — A new track surface that was smooth and fast allowed O’Reilly Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series and DIRTcar Racing UMP Modified drivers to showcase all of their talents on Wednesday night’s opener to the 39th Annual Florida DIRTcar Nationals By University of Northwestern Ohio at Volusia Speedway Park.

Craig Dollansky powered his way to a victory in the Sprint Car portion of the night, while Dave Hess Jr. broke the stranglehold on Volusia that UMP Modified racers Jared Landers and the Dillon brothers (Austin and Ty) had on the half-mile oval just west of Ormond Beach on S.R. 40.

Dollansky, a native of Elk River, Minn., driving for a team he assembled last November, posted the quickest lap of the night in time trials at 13.206 seconds, and then charged to the front in the A-main. He and Jason Sides battled until Sides actually slid in front before a caution waved. Under caution, Sides car appeared to have rear trouble and dropped out, leaving Dollansky to hold off Joey Saldana, Donny Schatz and Steve Kinser.

A green-white-checkerd finish cleared the path for Dollansky, who in 2007 and ’08 was the DIRTcar Nationals By UNOH champion.

“It was a great team effort with my brand new race team,” Dollansky said. “It is always a team effort when you make it to Victory Lane. I could not be happier for everyone involved. This was our first night running on the Goodyear Tires. Some other teams have tested, but we did not, so we are pretty happy that we could win on our first night with them. It is a great win for everyone who stands behind this team. We have a great support system.”

Hess turned in a similar performance to Dollansky’s. He was quick throughout the night, and when it was feature time, he was able to hold off a stout DIRTcar UMP Modified field.

“The track was real fast so I think everyone’s car felt great,” said Hess, of Waterford, Pa. “I didn’t want to look back, there were a lot of great cars throughout the field.”

Hess used a front row starting spot to stake his claim on the top spot just as University of Northwestern Ohio driver Todd Sherman went barrel-rolling up and along the Turn 3 wall. Sherman would walk away from the vicious wreck. Hess was strong on every restart, keeping the hard-charging superstars behind him over the final 19 laps.

“We’ve had real good cars, right out of the box,” Hess said. “I just hope we can keep everything going.”

The racing continues nightly at Volusia through Feb. 13. The All Star Circuit of Champions have one more night to go before the World of Outlaws invade on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. DIRTcar UMP Modifieds compete through next Tuesday when Dirt Late Models and Big-Block keep the action intense.

For information, call the track at 386-985-4402 or go to http://www.dirtcarnationals.com, or check out http://www.volusiaspeedwaypark.com. Also follow along on Twitter at http://twitter.com/DIRTcarNats.

DIRTcar Nationals By University of Northwestern Ohio Statistical Report – Feb. 3, 2010

All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series

Qualifying

1) 7-Craig Dollansky 13.206 2) 7S-Jason Sides 13.209 3) 17-Daryn Pittman 13.294 4) 6-Danny Lasoski 13.380 5) 63-Chad Kemenah 13.395 6) 15-Donny Schatz 13.430 7) 11-Steve Kinser 13.440 8) 1-Stevie Smith 13.446 9) R19-Lucas Wolfe 13.447 10) 30C-Lance Dewease 13.448 11) 49-Brad Sweet 13.460 12) 3C-Cale Conley 13.482 13) 6R-Bill Rose 13.518 14) 9-Joey Saldana 13.531 15) 14-Jason Meyers 13.539 16) 83-Tim Shaffer 13.544 17) 6F-Bob Felmlee 13.548 18) O-Brandon Wimmer 13.553 19) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 13.554 20) 89G-David Gravel 13.566 21) OS-Glenn Styres 13.576 22) 91-Cody Darrah 13.578 23) 24-Terry McCarl 13.579 24) 39-Doug Esh 13.582 25) 1J-Bronson Maeshen 13.594 26) 7M-Mark Smith 13.604 27) 22-Greg Hodnett 13.630 28) W20-Greg Wilson 13.679 29) O4-Cap Henry III 13.682 30) 22E-Brian Ellenberger 13.683 31) 51-Fred Rahmer 13.685 32) 83JR-Tim Kaeding 13.694 33) 2B-Ben Gregg 13.701 34) 13-Paul McMahan 13.713 35) 11E-Mike Erdley 13.877 36) 2-Dale Blaney 14.005 37) 6W-Brad Wickham 14.291 38) 12-Jared Ridge 14.602 39) 97-Dean Jacobs 15.215 40) 11T-T J Winegardner 16.124 41) 11K-Kraig Kinser -.—

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

1) OS-Glenn Styres 2) 7-Craig Dollansky 3) 6F-Bob Felmlee 4) R19-Lucas Wolfe 5) 2B-Ben Gregg 6) 11K-Kraig Kinser 7) O4-Cap Henry III 8) 1J-Bronson Maeshen 9) 63-Chad Kemenah 10) 6R-Bill Rose 11) 6W-Brad Wickham

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

1) 91-Cody Darrah 2) 9-Joey Saldana 3) O-Brandon Wimmer 4) 15-Donny Schatz 5) 7S-Jason Sides 6) 30C-Lance Dewease 7) 13-Paul McMahan 8) 22E-Brian Ellenberger 9) 7M-Mark Smith 10) 12-Jared Ridge

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

1) 24-Terry McCarl 2) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 3) 11-Steve Kinser 4) 51-Fred Rahmer 5) 14-Jason Meyers 6) 17-Daryn Pittman 7) 22-Greg Hodnett 8) 49-Brad Sweet 9) 97-Dean Jacobs 10) 11E-Mike Erdley

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

1) 39-Doug Esh 2) 3C-Cale Conley 3) 1-Stevie Smith 4) 83-Tim Shaffer 5) 83JR-Tim Kaeding 6) 6-Danny Lasoski 7) W20-Greg Wilson 8) 11T-T J Winegardner 9) 89G-David Gravel 10) 2-Dale Blaney

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

1) 17-Daryn Pittman 2) 6-Danny Lasoski 3) 30C-Lance Dewease 4) 49-Brad Sweet 5) 22-Greg Hodnett 6) 1J-Bronson Maeshen 7) 7M-Mark Smith 8) W20-Greg Wilson 9) 13-Paul McMahan 10) 22E-Brian Ellenberger 11) O4-Cap Henry III 12) 6R-Bill Rose 13) 12-Jared Ridge 14) 97-Dean Jacobs 15) 63-Chad Kemenah 16) 89G-David Gravel 17) 11E-Mike Erdley 18) 2-Dale Blaney 19) 11T-T J Winegardner 20) 11K-Kraig Kinser 21) 6W-Brad Wickham

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

1) 7-Craig Dollansky[1] 2) 9-Joey Saldana[8] 3) 15-Donny Schatz[3] 4) 11-Steve Kinser[6] 5) 1-Stevie Smith[5] 6) R19-Lucas Wolfe[4] 7) 17-Daryn Pittman[11] 8) 14-Jason Meyers[9] 9) 30C-Lance Dewease[13] 10) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[17] 11) 24-Terry McCarl[20] 12) 3C-Cale Conley[7] 13) 51-Fred Rahmer[22] 14) 6-Danny Lasoski[12] 15) 83-Tim Shaffer[10] 16) 49-Brad Sweet[14] 17) 6F-Bob Felmlee[15] 18) 2B-Ben Gregg[24] 19) 83JR-Tim Kaeding[23] 20) 7S-Jason Sides[2] 21) 91-Cody Darrah[19] 22) OS-Glenn Styres[18] 23) 39-Doug Esh[21] 24) O-Brandon Wimmer[16].

DIRTcar Racing UMP Modifieds

Qualifying

1. Terry Hull, 2. Randy Hall, 3. Rob Underwood, 4. Kenny Wallace, 5. Clint Bowyer, 6. Scotty Kincaid, 7. Kenny Schrader, 8. Derek Groomer, 9. Wayne Hammond, 10. Dave Hess Jr, 11. Jamie Lomax, 12. Todd Sherman, 13. Jason Schill, 14. Jon Henry, 15. Jason Hughes, 16. John McCall, 17. Denny Schwartz, 18. Ron Barker, 19. Scott Martin, 20. Tommy Seets, 21. Devin Gilpin, 22. Jeremy Kerzman, 23. Ben Adkins, 24. Jacob Hawkins, 25. Jared Landers, 26. Chad Evans, 27. Jammie Wilson, 28. Ty Dillon, 29. David McWilliams, 30. Dale Mathison, 31. Peyton Taylor, 32. Garrett Stewart, 33. Joe Carr, 34. Jesse Stovall, 35. Paul DeGoey, 36. Bob Gierke, 37. Bob Broking, 38. Scott Green, 39. Rick Cannata, 40. Steven Pfeifer, 41. Greg Socha, 42. Curt Myers, 43. Riley Herman, 44. Ben Ledgerwood, 45. Austin Dillon, 46. Jim Ransom, 47. Schuyler Nahre, 48. Jared Hawkins, 49. Stormy Scott, 50. Kyle Bronson, 51. Shane Sabraski, 52. Todd Neiheiser, 53. Tony Anderson, 54. Jeff Babcock, 55. Darrell George, 56. Jeremy Newberry, 57. Shawn Holliday, 58. J.E. Stalder, 59. Roger Moser, 60. Thomas Sigler, 61. Paul Miles, 62. Gary Brooks, 63. Justin Houston, 64. Michael Davis, 65. Justin Matson, 66. Tom Hagberg, 67. Zach Patterson, 68. Jeff Thomas, 69. Stephen Schnapf, 70. Mike Spatola, 71. Duane Dale, 72. Dave Wietholder, 73. Buzzie Reutimann, 74. Dave Baldwin

Heat 1: 1. Jon Henry, 2. Clint Bowyer, 3. Austin Dillon, 4. Kenny Wallace, 5. Scott Green, 6. Kyle Bronson, 7. Justin Houston, 8. Michael Davis, 9. Dave Wietholder, 10. Buzzie Reutimann, 11. Paul Miles, 12. Thomas Sigler, DNS. Dave Baldwin

Heat 2: 1. Dave Hess Jr, 2. Denny Schwartz, 3. Ty Dillon, 4. Jared Landers, 5. Greg Socha, 6. Bob Broking, 7. Jeremy Newberry, 8. Duane Dale, 9. Tom Hagberg, 10. Devin Gilpin, 11. Jacob Hawkins, 12. Schuyler Nahre, DNS. Garrett Stewart

Heat 3: 1. Tommy Seets, 2. Dale Mathison, 3. Kenny Schrader, 4. Steven Pfeifer, 5. Peyton Taylor, 6. Jesse Stovall, 7. Tony Anderson, 8. Jeff Babcock, 9. Rob Underwood, 10. Ben Ledgerwood, 11. Todd Neiheiser, DNS. Mike Spatola

Heat 4: 1. Ben Adkins, 2. Ron Barker, 3. Wayne Hammond, 4. David McWilliams, 5. J.E. Stalder, 6. Shane Sabraski, 7. Jim Ransom, 8. Chad Evans, 9. Bob Gierke, 10. Stormy Scott, 11. Roger Moser, DNS. Gary Brooks

Heat 5: 1. Derek Groomer, 2. Scotty Kincaid, 3. Jamie Lomax, 4. Jason Hughes, 5. Scott Martin, 6. Jason Schill, 7. Justin Matson, 8. Darrell George, 9. Zach Patterson, 10. Shawn Holliday, 11. Randy Hall, 12. John McCaul

Heat 6: 1. Todd Sherman, 2. Jeremy Kerzman, 3. Terry Hull, 4. Curt Myers, 5. Joe Carr, 6. Jared Hawkins, 7. Stephen Schnapf, 8. Jeff Thomas, 9. Riley Herman, 10. Jammie Wilson, 11. Rick Cannata, 12. Paul DeGoey

B-Main 1: 1. Jared Landers, 2. Kenny Wallace, 3. Scott Green, 4. Kyle Bronson, 5. Bob Broking, 6. Buzzie Reutimann, 7. Thomas Sigler, 8. Tom Hagberg, 9. Justin Houston, 10. Jeremy Newberry, 11. Greg Socha, 12. Duane Dale, 13. Michael Davis, 14. Dave Wietholder, 15. Devin Gilpin, 16. Jacob Hawkins, 17. Paul Miles, 18. Schuyler Nahre, 19. Dave Baldwin, 20. Garrett Stewart

B-Main 2: , 1. David McWilliams, 2. Steven Pfeifer, 3. J.E. Stalder, 4. Jesse Stovall, 5. Peyton Taylor, 6. Tony Anderson, 7. Shane Sabraski, 8. Jeff Babcock, 9. Jim Ransom, 10. Ben Ledgerwood, 11. Bob Gierke, 12. Chad Evans, 13. Roger Moser, DNS. Todd Neiheiser, DNS. Mike Spatola, DNS. Gary Brooks, DNS. Rob Underwood, DNS. Stormy Scott

B-Main 3: 1. Jason Hughes, 2. Scott Martin, 3. Curt Myers, 4. Justin Matson, 5. Jared Hawkins, 6. Jammie Wilson, 7. Joe Carr, 8. John McCaul, 9. Shawn Holliday, 10. Rick Cannata, 11. Jason Schill, 12. Darrell George, 13. Jeff Thomas, 14. Stephen Schnapf, 15. Riley Herman, 16. Zach Patterson, DNS. Randy Hall, DNS. Paul DeGoey

A-Main (20 Laps): 1. Dave Hess Jr, 2. Tommy Seets, 3. Jason Hughes, 4. Austin Dillon, 5. Kenny Wallace, 6. Kenny Schrader, 7. Jared Landers, 8. Dale Mathison, 9. Scott Green, 10. Jeremy Kerzaman, 11. Wayne Hammond, 12. Jon Henry, 13. J.E. Stalder, 14. Steven Pfeifer, 15. Clint Bowyer, 16. Curt Myers, 17. Denny Schwartz, 18. Scott Martin, 19. David McWilliams, 20. Ben Adkins, 21. Ty Dillon, 22. Jason Schill, 23. Jamie Lomax, 24. Scotty Kincaid, 25. Ron Barker, 26. Terry Hull, 27. Derek Groomer, 28. Todd Sherman.

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