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Shaffer Wins Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Thriller for Second Time Blaney captures opening segment as former track champs sweep twin features 7.19


Shaffer Wins Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Thriller for Second Time


Blaney captures opening segment as former track champs sweep twin features

 

SARVER, Pa. - July 19, 2011 - Tim Shaffer chased down Steve Kinser from the 17th-starting position Tuesday night in the second of two World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Don Martin Memorial Twin 30s at Lernerville Speedway, then slipped past him and charged to the checkered flag to win the event for the second time in his career.

 

Shaffer, the 1993 Lernerville champion from Aliquippa, Pa., also took the checkered flag in 2005. He finished second in the first 30-lap segment to 1991 Lernerville champion Dale Blaney, of Hartford, Ohio. The two split $30,000 for winning each segment in front of absolutely packed grandstands.

 

The 20th anniversary of the Silver Cup included a full 30-lap World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series points race followed by another 30-lap A-main where all of the lead lap cars were inverted. Blaney dominated the first segment before teams went to work making adjustments for the second feature. Three original Outlaws - Danny Smith, Sammy Swindell and Steve Kinser - were running in the top three following a wild start to the finale that included scary four-car crash on the second lap. Smith was pulling away but a series of cautions bunched the field as everybody was gunning for the $15,000 prize with no points at stake.

 

Tyler Walker, who won the Kings Royal on Saturday, moved into contention by Lap 11 just before being collected in a four-car incident in Turn 1 that took out Swindell, Walker and Danny Lasoski while sending Craig Dollansky to the work area. Kinser then slid past Smith to complete Lap 14 and it began to look like he would collect the third Silver Cup victory of his storied career. But Shaffer never quit, a lesson he learned when he won last year's Knoxville Nationals. When Kinser shot up the track in Turn 2 with three to go, Shaffer was in position to pounce. He charged in front to the delight of his hometown fans and held off Kinser to win.

 

"It was like Christmas man," a smiling Tim Shaffer said. "Steve Kinser rarely ever makes a mistake and you have to take advantage of it when he does. We had a great car all evening long and our car worked very well. It was a very racy surface and our car ran extremely well all night light. This is just awesome."

  

Kinser was obviously disappointed but wound up finishing second after coming so close to the 18th victory of his career at Lernerville.

 

"I just changed my line a little bit after getting back into the lead," Kinser said. "I was hooking the cushion and just got up a little too much and it took me over. It was just a big mistake on my part."

 

Blaney was in control for much of the opening segment. He started from the outside pole and set a torrid pace to take the checkers. With all lead lap cars inverted for the second feature, Blaney started the second feature 18th while NASCAR superstar Kasey Kahne started on the pole. Blaney sustained damage in the early multi-car crash in the second segment and went to the pits.

 

"We were just racing there in the back of the pack in all of the traffic and that's just want happens," Blaney said. "Obviously it would have been cool to win but we ran really well and hope to catch a few more Outlaw shows in the fall."

 

Like last year, Shaffer has heated up in the summer. He captured the Knight Before the Kings Royal last Friday at Eldora Speedway then wound up collecting more than $20,000 between the two A-mains at Lernerville. He was also the KSE Hard Charger in the second feature. Blaney wound up finishing 22nd in the second 30-lapper, but still went home with his first series win in 2011 and nearly $16,000 for his efforts.

 

Next up the Outlaws return to Williams Grove Speedway for the Summer Nationals in Mechanicsburg, Pa., where they'll battle their bitter rivals, the Pennsylvania Posse, on Friday and Saturday nights before rolling into New York on Sunday to compete at Lebanon Valley Speedway. The inaugural Morgan Cup Challenge will follow the A-main on Friday night at Williams Grove.

 

LERNERVILLE SPEEDWAY NOTEBOOK

 

QUICK TIME - Tim Shaffer was the night's fastest qualifier with a lap around the four tenths-mile oval in 13.259 seconds, earning five championship points. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Daryn Pittman, Ben Gregg and Paul McMahan also earned qualifying points. It marked Shaffer's first Quick Time of the season.

 

LASOSKI TRANSPORTED - After being collected in a crash during the second A-main on Tuesday night, 2001 World of Outlaws champion Danny Lasoski was transported to an area hospital for observation. WorldofOutlaws.com will post updates on Lasoski's condition when they become available.

 

CELEBRITY APPRENTICES - World of Outlaws car owners and NASCAR stars Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne competed on Tuesday night. Stewart missed transferring to the A-main events from the Last Chance Showdown while Kahne was 18th in the first A-main and started on the pole in the second and finished eighth. Kahne was racing the KKR #49 Ollie's Bargain Outlets Maxim while Brad Sweet fills in for injured Joey Saldana in the #9 Red Bull Maxim.

 

SALDANA POINTS - World of Outlaws rules dictate that Joey Saldana, who was injured in a multi-car crash in the Kings Royal A-main on Saturday night, will receive 75 medical exemption points in the World of Outlaws championship standings while he recovers. Saldana

 

WINNERS - There have been 33 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events in 2011. The winners include: Craig Dollansky - 5 (Silver Dollar Speedway on March 12, Salina Highbanks Speedway on May 3, River Cities Speedway on June 17 and 18, Dodge City Raceway Park on July 1); Steve Kinser - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 11 and 12, Pike County Raceway on Feb. 25, the Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Lakeside Speedway on June 4); Sammy Swindell - 4 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 26, Merced Speedway on April 1, Tri-State Speedway on April 30, Knoxville Raceway on June 11); Joey Saldana - 4 (Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 3, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 19, Eldora Speedway on May 6, Beaver Dam Raceway on July 9); Jason Sides - 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Calistoga Speedway on April 2, I-96 Speedway on May 30, Dodge City Raceway Park on July 2); Donny Schatz - 3 (Attica Raceway Park on May 20, Princeton Speedway on June 25, Limaland Motorsports Park on July 13); Paul McMahan - 2 (the Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 28, Belleville Highbanks on June 3); Tim Shaffer - 2 (Eldora Speedway on July 15, Lernerville Speedway on July 19); Dale Blaney - 1 (Lernerville Speedway on July 19); Jason Meyers - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 8); Daryn Pittman - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 13); Tyler Walker - 1 (Eldora Speedway on July 16.)

 

NEW ONLINE HOME - Make sure to check out the all-new WorldofOutlaws.com for the latest news and results, plus exclusive driver interviews, video and pictures. Also listen to every event live at DIRTVision.com .

 

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Lernerville Speedway; Sarver, Pa.; July 19, 2011

 

First A-Main - (30 Laps - Points earned count toward World of Outlaws championship) - 1. 2-Dale Blaney [2] [$15,000]; 2. 83X-Tim Shaffer [7] [$5,500]; 3. 7-Craig Dollansky [4] [$3,200]; 4. 33-Danny Lasoski [1] [$2,800]; 5. 14-Jason Meyers [3] [$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [6] [$2,300]; 7. 39-Greg Hodnett [23] [$2,200]; 8. 83-Paul McMahan [5] [$2,100]; 9. 17-Tyler Walker [14] [$2,050]; 10. 9-Brad Sweet [8] [$2,000]; 11. 1Z-Stevie Smith [10] [$1,500]; 12. 11-Steve Kinser [24] [$1,200]; 13. 30C-Lance Dewease [19] [$1,100]; 14. 1-Sammy Swindell [20] [$1,050]; 15. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [9] [$1,000]; 16. 20E-Brian Ellenberger [17] [$900]; 17. 4-Danny Smith [16] [$800]; 18. 49-Kasey Kahne [13] [$800]; 19. 2B-Ben Gregg [12] [$800]; 20. 27-Daryn Pittman [11] [$800]; 21. 6-Kraig Kinser [18] [$800]; 22. 92-Kerry Madsen [15] [$800]; 23. 7S-Jason Sides [25] [$]; 24. 63-Chad Kemenah [27] [$]; 25. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [22] [$800]; 26. 91-Cody Darrah [21] [$800]; 27. 10-Carl Bowser [26] [$]; 28. 13-Brandon Matus [28] [$]

Lap Leaders: Dale Blaney 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 39-Greg Hodnett [+16]

 

Second A-Main - (30 Laps - No points awarded) - 1. 83X-Tim Shaffer [17] [$15,000]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [7] [$5,500]; 3. 14-Jason Meyers [14] [$3,200]; 4. 83-Paul McMahan [11] [$2,800]; 5. 39-Greg Hodnett [12] [$2,500]; 6. 4-Danny Smith [2] [$2,300]; 7. 9-Brad Sweet [9] [$2,200]; 8. 49-Kasey Kahne [1] [$2,100]; 9. 30C-Lance Dewease [6] [$2,050]; 10. 2B-Ben Gregg [19] [$2,000]; 11. 7-Craig Dollansky [16] [$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [23] [$400]; 13. 91-Cody Darrah [26] [$1,100]; 14. 63-Chad Kemenah [24] [$250]; 15. 1Z-Stevie Smith [8] [$1,000]; 16. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [25] [$900]; 17. 27-Daryn Pittman [20] [$800]; 18. 10-Carl Bowser [27] [$]; 19. 6-Kraig Kinser [21] [$800]; 20. 17-Tyler Walker [10] [$800]; 21. 1-Sammy Swindell [5] [$800]; 22. 33-Danny Lasoski [15] [$800]; 23. 15-Donny Schatz [13] [$800]; 24. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [4] [$800]; 25. 20E-Brian Ellenberger [3] [$800]; 26. 2-Dale Blaney [18] [$800]; 27. 92-Kerry Madsen [22] [$800]; 28. 13-Brandon Matus [28] [$]. Lap Leaders: Danny Smith 1-13, Steve Kinser 14-27, Tim Shaffer 28-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 83X-Tim Shaffer [+16]

 

Qualifying - 1. 83X-Tim Shaffer, 13.259; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.282; 3. 27-Daryn Pittman, 13.322; 4. 2B-Ben Gregg, 13.412; 5. 83-Paul McMahan, 13.481; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.487; 7. 49-Kasey Kahne, 13.518; 8. 17-Tyler Walker, 13.528; 9. 92-Kerry Madsen, 13.530; 10. 14-Jason Meyers, 13.534; 11. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.557; 12. 2-Dale Blaney, 13.559; 13. 33-Danny Lasoski, 13.572; 14. 4-Danny Smith, 13.580; 15. 1Z-Stevie Smith, 13.584; 16. 9-Brad Sweet, 13.638; 17. 14S-Tony Stewart, 13.647; 18. 20E-Brian Ellenberger, 13.671; 19. 6-Kraig Kinser, 13.684; 20. 30C-Lance Dewease, 13.708; 21. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.710; 22. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr., 13.717; 23. 91-Cody Darrah, 13.732; 24. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.745; 25. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.766; 26. 39-Greg Hodnett, 13.773; 27. 63-Chad Kemenah, 13.798; 28. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.811; 29. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.824; 30. 8-Mike Lutz, 13.906; 31. 6R-Bill Rose, 13.911; 32. 15A-Adam Wilt, 13.931; 33. 17M-Marty Perovich, 13.961; 34. 10-Carl Bowser, 14.041; 35. 44W-Austin Wheatley, 14.043; 36. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 14.085; 37. O8-Dan Kuriger, 14.220; 38. 3-Pete Miller, 14.308; 39. 13-Brandon Matus, 14.491; 40. 24S-Brian Steinman, 14.501; 41. 76-Davey Jones, 14.769; 42. 33M-Brent Matus, 14.913; 43. 55AU-Luke Bowey, 14.964; 44. 4K-William Kiley, 15.771

 

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 33-Danny Lasoski [1] ; 2. 83-Paul McMahan [3] ; 3. 83X-Tim Shaffer [4] ; 4. 92-Kerry Madsen [2] ; 5. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [7] ; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell [6] ; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [8] ; 8. 14S-Tony Stewart [5] ; 9. 17M-Marty Perovich [9] ; 10. O8-Dan Kuriger [10] ; 11. 76-Davey Jones [11]

 

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 14-Jason Meyers [2] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith [1] ; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [4] ; 5. 20E-Brian Ellenberger [5] ; 6. 39-Greg Hodnett [7] ; 7. 8-Mike Lutz [8] ; 8. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr. [6] ; 9. 10-Carl Bowser [9] ; 10. 3-Pete Miller [10] ; 11. 33M-Brent Matus [11]

 

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 7-Craig Dollansky [2] ; 2. 1Z-Stevie Smith [1] ; 3. 27-Daryn Pittman [4] ; 4. 91-Cody Darrah [6] ; 5. 49-Kasey Kahne [3] ; 6. 6-Kraig Kinser [5] ; 7. 6R-Bill Rose [8] ; 8. 44W-Austin Wheatley [9] ; 9. 63-Chad Kemenah [7] ; 10. 13-Brandon Matus [10] ; 11. 55AU-Luke Bowey [11]

 

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2-Dale Blaney [2] ; 2. 9-Brad Sweet [1] ; 3. 17-Tyler Walker [3] ; 4. 2B-Ben Gregg [4] ; 5. 11-Steve Kinser [7] ; 6. 30C-Lance Dewease [5] ; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [6] ; 8. 15A-Adam Wilt [8] ; 9. D4-Danny Holtgraver [9] ; 10. 24S-Brian Steinman [10] ; 11. 4K-William Kiley [11]

 

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 33-Danny Lasoski [1] ; 2. 2-Dale Blaney [2] ; 3. 14-Jason Meyers [4] ; 4. 7-Craig Dollansky [3] ; 5. 83-Paul McMahan [6] ; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [5] ; 7. 83X-Tim Shaffer [8] ; 8. 9-Brad Sweet [10] ; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [7] ; 10. 1Z-Stevie Smith [9]

 

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature)- 1. 44W-Austin Wheatley [1] [-]; 2. D4-Danny Holtgraver [2] [-]; 3. 3-Pete Miller [4] [$125]; 4. O8-Dan Kuriger [3] [$125]; 5. 24S-Brian Steinman [6] [$125]; 6. 55AU-Luke Bowey [8] [$100]; 7. 13-Brandon Matus [5] [$100]; 8. 4K-William Kiley [9] [$100]; 9. 33M-Brent Matus [7] [$100]; 10. 76-Davey Jones [10] [$100]

 

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 6-Kraig Kinser [2] [-]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell [4] [-]; 3. 30C-Lance Dewease [3] [-]; 4. 39-Greg Hodnett [7] [-]; 5. 14S-Tony Stewart [1] [$200]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [6] [$180]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [9] [$175]; 8. 8-Mike Lutz [10] [$160]; 9. 63-Chad Kemenah [8] [$150]; 10. 17M-Marty Perovich [13] [$150]; 11. D4-Danny Holtgraver [16] [$150]; 12. 6R-Bill Rose [11] [$150]; 13. 44W-Austin Wheatley [15] [$150]; 14. 10-Carl Bowser [14] [$150]; 15. 15A-Adam Wilt [12] [$150]; 16. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr. [5] [$150]

 

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Points Standings, through July 19:

Pos.

Driver

Total

Diff

W

T5

T10

QT

1.

Jason Meyers

4374

0

1

18

27

3

2.

Donny Schatz

4359

-15

3

15

25

2

3.

Steve Kinser

4298

-76

5

14

24

1

4.

Craig Dollansky

4281

-93

5

15

22

1

5.

Joey Saldana

4278

-96

4

16

23

5

6.

Jason Sides

4241

-133

4

13

22

3

7.

Paul McMahan

4209

-165

2

9

21

8

8.

Cody Darrah

3925

-449

0

5

11

0

9.

Sammy Swindell

3923

-451

4

12

18

4

10.

Chad Kemenah

3847

-527

0

2

8

2

11.

Lucas Wolfe

3833

-541

0

1

9

0

12.

Kraig Kinser

3802

-572

0

2

10

0

13.

Bill Rose

3528

-846

0

1

2

0

14.

Kerry Madsen

2651

-1723

0

2

9

0

15.

Ben Gregg

2498

-1876

0

1

1

0

16.

Brad Sweet

1880

-2494

0

3

7

1

17.

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

1478

-2896

0

3

6

0

18.

Jac Haudenschild

1243

-3131

0

1

2

0

19.

Tim Shaffer

1188

-3186

0

3

7

1

20.

Daryn Pittman

1186

-3188

1

2

4

0

 

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Armor All (Official Car Care Products), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Goodyear Tires (Official Tire), Chizmark & Larson Insurance , Factory Motor Parts, VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, Jake's Custom Golf Carts, RacingJunk.com KSE Race Products, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and R2C Performance; Engine Builder's Challenge participants Don Ott Racing Engines, Kistler Engines, Shaver Specialties and Speedway Engines; and Chassis Builder's Challenge participants J&J Auto Racing, Maxim Racing and XXX Race Company.

 

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