Kaeding Beats Schatz with a last lap Slide Job!

[media-credit name=”World of Outlaws” align=”alignright” width=”220″][/media-credit]ANTIOCH, Calif. – Sept. 10, 2012 – Looking for some good entertainment? Just watch Tim Kaeding.
In perhaps the pass of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season, Kaeding slid championship points leader Donny Schatz in turn four on the final lap to earn his fourth Outlaws win of the season on Monday at Antioch Speedway. The packed grandstands erupted for the San Jose native, who reciprocated the affection.

He egged them on by popping a wheelie down the frontstretch after taking the checkered flag. And if his last-lap pass and wheelie weren’t enough, Kaeding was as entertaining in his postrace interview.

“Truthfully, it was a slide for life,” Kaeding said. “I was either going to wear me out, him out or both of us at the same time. It was no holds barred, short track racing. This is what I love about it. It’s always fun and exciting, especially for the fans.”


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While Kaeding crossed the finish line first, fellow Californian Jonathan Allard had the car to beat. After a red flag on the opening lap for a four-car pileup in turn one, Allard powered to the lead on the start with Schatz, who started on the pole, a close second.

The duo entered traffic on lap five and while Allard never pulled away, he maintained a couple of car lengths on Schatz until a caution with 10 laps remaining for Kenny Allen stopping on the frontstretch. Things continued to heat up on the restart as Rico Abreu hit the wall in turn four, tipped on his side and somehow managed to keep going as the red flag waved.

Once the race resumed, Allard again entered traffic on lap 27 and held a sizeable advantage as he was coming to the white flag when Craig Dollansky spun out in turn two. That forced a green-white-checkered finish, which turned out to be wild.

Allard, who chose the outside on the double-file restart, spun his tires and Schatz rocketed to the lead. Kaeding was in tow and slid by Allard entering turn one.

“I thought we had it,” Allard said. “I knew the restart would be tough because the track was starting to go away. I tried to pick the right lane.

“I started to actually roll the throttle on and it got a bit tight. (I) tried to drive back around them and it spun the tire and (Schatz) took off.”

Kaeding dove to the inside in turn three, but was unable to make a move on Schatz as they took the white flag. Kaeding followed Schatz around the high side exiting turn two and as Schatz ran the cushion in turn three, Kaeding dove to the bottom and executed a perfect slide job as they raced through turn four.

Kaeding slammed against the cushion and he drove across the track to edge Schatz by a little more than two tenths of a second.

“We KOed the curb and I drove straight down the race track so nobody could get back by me,” Kaeding said.

Schatz, who recorded his seventh straight top-five finish, said he was surprised by the slide job.

“I just overdrove the car,” he said. “TK got a big run and slid me going into (turn) three and surprised me. I just made a couple of mistakes there at the end. Just me overdriving the car.”

Allard finished third and to make matters worse, he flipped in turn four on the cool-down lap.

“They said green-white-checkered on the thing, but I didn’t really know what the lap count was,” he said. “I saw Tim run it down the straightaway and I thought, ‘Well, maybe there’s something going on.’ I ran it down in there and just lost control. So just a bad move on my part.”

Cody Darrah placed fourth and Lucas Wolfe ended fifth. Sammy Swindell was sixth, Kerry Madsen seventh, Joey Saldana eighth and Steve Kinser earned the KSE Hard Charger Award after driving from 17th to ninth. Kraig Kinser rounded out the top 10.

 

Qualifying – 1. 1-Sammy Swindell, 11.594; 2. 83-Tim Kaeding, 11.669; 3. 4-Cody Darrah, 11.683; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 11.689; 5. O-Jonathan Allard, 11.733; 6. 9-Joey Saldana, 11.770; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.806; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.824; 9. 19-Tyler Wolf, 11.844; 10. 18H-Jac Haudenschild, 11.879; 11. OO-Jason Statler, 11.903; 12. 29-Kerry Madsen, 11.906; 13. 63-Chad Kemenah, 11.910; 14. 7-Craig Dollansky, 11.931; 15. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 11.937; 16. 7K-Kenny Allen, 11.986; 17. 19B-Bud Kaeding, 11.987; 18. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.004; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.120; 20. 89-Rico Abreu, 12.129; 21. 21-Tommy Tarlton, 12.142; 22. 18-Travis Jacobson, 12.346; 23. 6-Bill Rose, 12.383; 24. 6UP-Danielle Simpson, 12.492; 25. A19-Art McCarthy, 12.628; 26. 52-Dusty Green, 12.906; 27. 6C-Chase Wood, 13.261.

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 18H-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [3]; 5. 63-Chad Kemenah [5]; 6. 18-Travis Jacobson [8]; 7. 7K-Kenny Allen [6]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [7].

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 2. OO-Jason Statler [1]; 3. 83-Tim Kaeding [4]; 4. O-Jonathan Allard [3]; 5. 6-Bill Rose [8]; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky [5]; 7. 89-Rico Abreu [7]; 8. 19B-Bud Kaeding [6]; 9. 52-Dusty Green [9].

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 4-Cody Darrah [4]; 2. 19-Tyler Wolf [2]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [1]; 4. 9-Joey Saldana [3]; 5. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [5]; 6. 11-Steve Kinser [6]; 7. 6UP-Danielle Simpson [8]; 8. 21-Tommy Tarlton [7]; 9. 6C-Chase Wood [9].

Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. O-Jonathan Allard [2]; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [3]; 4. 83-Tim Kaeding [5]; 5. 4-Cody Darrah [4]; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell [6]; 7. 19-Tyler Wolf [8]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 9. 18H-Jac Haudenschild [9]; 10. OO-Jason Statler [10].

B-Main – (10 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 19B-Bud Kaeding [2] [-]; 2. 89-Rico Abreu [4] [-]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [3] [-]; 4. 21-Tommy Tarlton [5] [-]; 5. 7K-Kenny Allen [1] [-]; 6. A19-Art McCarthy [7] [-]; 7. 6C-Chase Wood [9] [$200]; 8. 52-Dusty Green [8] [$180]; 9. 6UP-Danielle Simpson [6] [$175].

A-Main – (30 Laps) – 1. 83-Tim Kaeding [4] [$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1] [$5,500]; 3. O-Jonathan Allard [2] [$3,200]; 4. 4-Cody Darrah [5] [$2,800]; 5. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [3] [$2,500]; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell [6] [$2,300]; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen [12] [$2,200]; 8. 9-Joey Saldana [11] [$2,100]; 9. 11-Steve Kinser [17] [$2,050]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8] [$2,000]; 11. 18H-Jac Haudenschild [9] [$1,500]; 12. 89-Rico Abreu [19] [$1,200]; 13. 7-Craig Dollansky [14] [$1,100]; 14. 21-Tommy Tarlton [20] [$1,050]; 15. OO-Jason Statler [10] [$1,000]; 16. 19-Tyler Wolf [7] [$900]; 17. 7K-Kenny Allen [23] [$800]; 18. 18-Travis Jacobson [21] [$800]; 19. A19-Art McCarthy [24] [$800]; 20. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [15] [$800]; 21. 7S-Jason Sides [18] [$800]; 22. 6-Bill Rose [22] [$800]; 23. 63-Chad Kemenah [13] [$800]; 24. 19B-Bud Kaeding [16] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Jonathan Allard 1-28, Donny Schatz 29, Tim Kaeding 30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 11-Steve Kinser [+8].

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Top 20 Championship Standings

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Top 20 Championship Standings

Pos. Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T5

T10

QT

1 Donny Schatz

8356

0

9

31

51

3

2 Craig Dollansky

8284

-72

7

31

46

8

3 Sammy Swindell

8271

-85

11

28

42

14

4 Joey Saldana

8236

-120

5

22

47

9

5 Steve Kinser

8175

-181

3

24

43

0

6 Kraig Kinser

7966

-390

4

18

38

5

7 Cody Darrah

7770

-586

1

19

32

2

8 Kerry Madsen

7732

-624

5

13

33

1

9 Chad Kemenah

7553

-803

2

9

28

2

10 Lucas Wolfe

7348

-1008

1

8

22

1

11 Bill Rose

6691

-1665

0

0

10

0

12 Jason Sides

5212

-3144

0

15

25

1

13 Tim Kaeding

3524

-4832

4

10

17

0

14 Jac Haudenschild

3469

-4887

0

2

8

0

15 Daryn Pittman

2537

-5819

0

6

13

1

16 Sam Hafertepe Jr.

2454

-5902

0

3

7

0

17 Danny Lasoski

2431

-5925

1

5

8

0

18 David Gravel

2385

-5971

0

7

9

4

19 Paul McMahan

2296

-6060

1

2

3

0

20 Stevie Smith

2276

-6080

0

3

11

1


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