Madsen Takes Top Honors at Belleville High Banks

World of Outlaws Sprint Car SeriesThe Australian wins his second World of Outlaws feature in the last six races

BELLEVILLE, Kan. – June 29, 2012 – Kerry Madsen was as patient as anyone during the nearly 90-minute delay for track work prior to Friday’s feature.

Once he hit the track, it was a different story. Madsen picked up his second World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory in the past six races to cap a blistering day that featured temperatures in the triple digits at Belleville High Banks.

“That was well worth the wait,” he said with a big smile. “The track was awesome, wide open around the cushion.”

Madsen started sixth in the 25-lap feature – only the third ever for the World of Outlaws at the famed high-banked, half-mile oval – but didn’t stay there long. He secured fourth place on the third lap and slid Joey Saldana in turn four for third place on lap six.

Madsen rocketed to the runner-up position on a restart midway through the race before a caution on lap 16 provided a unique opportunity. Polesitter Sammy Swindell, who built a sizeable lead during the first half of the feature, was called for jumping the restart. He was penalized one row and Madsen advanced to the lead.

“As it turned out he went a little early and gave us the preferred line on the restart,” said Madsen, who chose the outside lane for the double-file restart. “It would have been good. I was right on his bumper and I felt like one little bobble and I was going to make a slide-job attempt.

“We caught a break and we took full advantage of it.”

Craig Dollansky, who timed in quickest during qualifying with a lap of 14.407 seconds, restarted second and Swindell third. The duo appeared to touch wheels in turn two on the restart, with Swindell winning the battle for second and Madsen driving into an advantage of half a straightaway.

The drivers entered traffic with five laps remaining, but Madsen was too strong and Swindell was unable to overcome the penalty. He held off Steve Kinser, who maintains the championship points lead, for second place. Swindell declined to comment following the race.

Dollansky finished fourth and Saldana was fifth. Donny Schatz placed sixth, Kraig Kinser seventh, Mark Dobmeier eighth, Bill Rose ninth and Cody Darrah rounded out the top 10. Patrick Stasa earned the KSE Hard Charger Award after charging from 24th to 15th.

Steve Kinser, Chad Kemenah and Madsen each picked up a heat race win.

Belleville High Banks Notebook

NOTES – Craig Dollansky set quick time for the fourth race this season. … Steve Kinser and Chad Kemenah each won their seventh heat race, and Kerry Madsen picked up his sixth heat win of the season. … Sammy Swindell claimed his third dash of the year.

WINNERS – Sammy Swindell – 5 (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); Craig Dollansky – 4 (I-96 Speedway on June 2, Hagerstown Speedway on May 20, Tri-State Speedway on April 21 and Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19); Kraig Kinser – 3 (Dodge City Raceway Park on June 23, River Cities Speedway on June 15 and Kokomo Speedway on June 5); Steve Kinser – 3 (Dodge City Raceway Park on June 22, Orange County Fair Speedway on May 19 and Williams Grove Speedway on May 12); Joey Saldana – 3 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 25, Paducah International Raceway on April 13 and Perris Auto Speedway on March 10); Donny Schatz – 3 (Farmer City Raceway on April 25, Silver Dollar Speedway on March 23 and Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19); Tim Kaeding – 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 16 and The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 8); Chad Kemenah – 2 (Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 28 and Eldora Speedway on May 4); Kerry Madsen – 2 (Belleville High Banks on June 29 and Knoxville Raceway on June 9); Danny Dietrich – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 10); Danny Lasoski – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 18); Paul McMahan – 1 (Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on May 16); Fred Rahmer – 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 11); Brad Sweet – 1 (Clay County Fairgrounds on June 8).

TIME TRIALS – Craig Dollansky was the fastest qualifier around the half-mile oval with a time of 14.407 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Kraig Kinser (4 points), Joey Saldana (3), Bill Rose (2) and Cody Darrah (1).

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Belleville High Banks Statistical Report; Belleville, Kan.; June 29, 2012

A-Main – (25 Laps) – 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [6] [$10,000]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell [1] [$5,500]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [5] [$3,200]; 4. 7-Craig Dollansky [2] [$2,800]; 5. 9-Joey Saldana [4] [$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [7] [$2,300]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3] [$2,200]; 8. 13-Mark Dobmeier [14] [$2,100]; 9. 6-Bill Rose [8] [$2,050]; 10. 4-Cody Darrah [10] [$2,000]; 11. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [13] [$1,500]; 12. 83-Tim Kaeding [19] [$1,200]; 13. 6R-Ryan Bunton [12] [$1,100]; 14. 74X-Josh Hodges [15] [$1,050]; 15. 11S-Patrick Stasa [24] [$1,000]; 16. 7K-Robby Wolfgang [11] [$900]; 17. 10C-Jeremy Campbell [20] [$800]; 18. 91-Jeff Stasa [22] [$800]; 19. 5-Jason Schroeder [23] [$800]; 20. 81-Jon Freeman [21] [$800]; 21. 97-Brian Herbert [16] [$800]; 22. 2J-Zach Blurton [17] [$800]; 23. 8W-Jordon Whitehead [18] [$800]; 24. 63-Chad Kemenah [9] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Sammy Swindell 1-15, Kerry Madsen 16-25. KSE Hard Charger Award : 11S-Patrick Stasa [+9].

Qualifying – 1. 7-Craig Dollansky, 14.407; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.573; 3. 9-Joey Saldana, 14.605; 4. 6-Bill Rose, 14.615; 5. 4-Cody Darrah, 14.648; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell, 14.673; 7. 11-Steve Kinser, 14.687; 8. 83-Tim Kaeding, 14.699; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.727; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.751; 11. 63-Chad Kemenah, 14.863; 12. 7K-Robby Wolfgang, 14.877; 13. 6R-Ryan Bunton, 14.900; 14. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 15.097; 15. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 15.122; 16. 74X-Josh Hodges, 15.599; 17. 97-Brian Herbert, 15.931; 18. 10C-Jeremy Campbell, 16.215; 19. 81-Jon Freeman, 16.337; 20. 91-Jeff Stasa, 16.369; 21. 2J-Zach Blurton, 16.424; 22. 5-Jason Schroeder, 16.709; 23. 8W-Jordon Whitehead, 17.049; 24. 11S-Patrick Stasa, 17.888.

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 11-Steve Kinser [2]; 2. 7-Craig Dollansky [4]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 4. 6-Bill Rose [3]; 5. 6R-Ryan Bunton [5]; 6. 74X-Josh Hodges [6]; 7. 81-Jon Freeman [7]; 8. 5-Jason Schroeder [8].

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 63-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 4. 4-Cody Darrah [3]; 5. 97-Brian Herbert [6]; 6. 8W-Jordon Whitehead [8]; 7. 91-Jeff Stasa [7]; 8. 83-Tim Kaeding [2].

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell [3]; 3. 9-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 13-Mark Dobmeier [5]; 5. 7K-Robby Wolfgang [1]; 6. 2J-Zach Blurton [7]; 7. 10C-Jeremy Campbell [6]; 8. 11S-Patrick Stasa [8].

Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [1]; 2. 7-Craig Dollansky [6]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 4. 9-Joey Saldana [4]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser [7]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [8]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [9]; 8. 6-Bill Rose [3]; 9. 63-Chad Kemenah [10]; 10. 4-Cody Darrah [2].

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Top 20 Championship Standings

Pos. Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T5

T10

QT

1 Steve Kinser

4368

0

3

16

23

0

2 Donny Schatz

4356

-12

3

12

26

0

3 Sammy Swindell

4345

-23

5

14

22

6

4 Craig Dollansky

4314

-54

4

15

22

4

5 Joey Saldana

4299

-69

3

11

23

5

6 Kraig Kinser

4257

-111

3

11

22

3

7 Chad Kemenah

4017

-351

2

7

14

2

8 Kerry Madsen

3965

-403

2

5

13

1

9 Cody Darrah

3945

-423

0

6

13

2

10 Lucas Wolfe

3791

-577

0

3

9

0

11 Jason Sides

3344

-1024

0

9

16

0

12 Bill Rose

3291

-1077

0

0

4

0

13 Danny Lasoski

1860

-2508

1

5

7

0

14 Austen Wheatley

1818

-2550

0

0

2

0

15 Paul McMahan

1810

-2558

1

2

3

0

16 Daryn Pittman

1785

-2583

0

5

9

1

17 Jac Haudenschild

1655

-2713

0

0

1

0

18 David Gravel

1544

-2824

0

4

6

2

19 Terry McCarl

1474

-2894

0

1

4

0

20 Sam Hafertepe Jr.

1408

-2960

0

1

4

0

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