Kaeding holds off "The Boss" for NST win at Attica
Thursday, 20 July 2006

by Brian Liskai

Attica, Ohio (Friday, July 21, 2006) - Tim Kaeding has paid attention in "school." He took the lessons learned from arguably the best sprint car driver of all time - his car owner - Steve Kinser, and used it against "The King" and "The Dude" Danny Lasoski to outdual them the final seven laps to score his 10th National Sprint Tour win of the season at Attica Raceway Park Friday.

On a restart with seven laps remaining, Kaeding drove his Slick 50 sponsored #11k around the rim and past Lasoski to grab the lead and immediately went back to the bottom groove. While the Clovis, California resident thought he would cruise to the win, Kinser powered his Quaker State #11 around Lasoski for second and moved to the outside to challenge Kaeding.

With four laps remaining Kinser would try the top side and tried to pinch Kaeding for the lead, but he would have none of it as he held his ground, sliding up top for the block. The next lap Kinser would try the slide job on Kaeding in turns three and four, almost taking both cars out, but Kaeding would hang onto the lead, as Kinser slide high, nearly making contact with the front stretch wall, allowing Lasoski to sneak by into second.

Kaeding would go on to the victory over Lasoski, Kinser, outside front row starter Shane Stewart, quick qualifier Dale Blaney, Jason Meyers (up from 13th starting spot), Greg Wilson, Kerry Madsen, Paul McMahan and Jason Sides.

"I live and die by the high side," said Kaeding about his winning move onthe lap 33 restart. "But I knew once I got around Danny I had better get back to the bottom because he was really good down there. Then I saw Steve outside of me...I have to admit it, I blocked a lot those last few laps."

"We've struggled the past few weeks...to get back on track and put such a great show on for the fans...WOW! This is a dream season," added Kaeding.

The 40-lap Kistler Engines feature had Jason Solwold and Stewart in the front row. Before they could get a lap in, Solwold spun in turn four. On the restart, Stewart would jump into the lead with Lasoski, Kinser, Kaeding and All-Star Circuit of Champions point leader Wilson in tow. The yellow would not fly again until lap 33.

On lap six, Lasoski, utilizing the bottom groove, moved beside Stewart and would take the top spot a lap later. By lap 9 the leaders hit lapped traffic, allowing Kinser and Kaeding to move around Stewart. The top three would remain that way until the halfway mark when Kaeding began pressuring Kinser for second. Kaeding would grab the runner-up spot on lap 27 and set his sights on Lasoski, setting up the dramatic finish the last seven laps.

The A-mains for the 305 sprints and limited late models were postponed due to unsafe track conditions. A blown motor in the limited late B-main caused the track crew to put loose clay over the oil. When the 305 sprints tried to start their feature, the very dusty conditions created an unsafe race environment, so ARP officials decided to end the night. The 305 sprints will make up the A-main on Friday, July 28 in addition to their regular program. The limited late model A-main will be made up on Friday, Aug. 4 in addition to their regular program.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, July 28 for Budweiser Night with the 410 sprints, 305 sprints (double features), the limited late models (Underground Utilities Inc. A-main paying $1,000 to win) and the dirt trucks.

Attica Raceway Park (7-21-06)
National Sprint Tour - 410 Super Sprints
Qualifying
1. 2-Dale Blaney, 12.065; 2. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.157; 3. 83-Danny Lasoski, 12.158; 4. 20-Paul McMahan, 12.166; 5. 4K-Kelly Kinser, 12.184; 6. 14-Jason Meyers, 12.200; 7. R19-Jason Solwold, 12.245; 8. 5-Byron Reed, 12.251; 9. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.252; 10. 26-Shane Stewart, 12.318; 11. 11K-Tim Kaeding, 12.321; 12. 16-Lee Jacobs, 12.327; 13. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.329; 14. 11H-Kerry Madsen, 12.339; 15. 11B-Brock Mayes, 12.345; 16. 1R-Phil Gressman, 12.375; 17. 53-John Ivy, 12.417; 18. 28-Brian Paulus, 12.420; 19. 6-Dean Jacobs, 12.428; 20. 37Z-Bryan Scott, 12.475; 21. 2H-Tim Hunter, 12.476; 22. X-Mark Keegan, 12.489; 23. 11M-Brandon Martin, 12.518; 24. 4-Danny Smith, 12.521; 25. 8S-Craig Mintz, 12.604; 26. 7B-Jamie Miller, 12.610; 27. 55X-Brian Smith, 12.646; 28. 10-David Harrison, 12.649; 29. 12-Caleb Griffith, 12.712; 30. 3-Mike Linder, 12.725; 31. 98-Bruce Robenalt, 12.822; 32. 1H-Kyle Cummins, 12.843; 33. 91-Aaron Middaugh, 13.214; 34. 10S-Roger Shammo, 13.288; 35. 26W-Cody White, 18.184

Heat 1 - Budweiser
1. 2H-Tim Hunter; 2. W20-Greg Wilson; 3. 11-Steve Kinser; 4. 4K-Kelly Kinser; 5. 2-Dale Blaney; 6. 53-John Ivy; 7. 12-Caleb Griffith; 8. 8S-Craig Mintz; 9. 91-Aaron Middaugh

Heat 2 - Ramsey Trucking
1. X-Mark Keegan; 2. 28-Brian Paulus; 3. 26-Shane Stewart; 4. 11H-Kerry Madsen; 5. 7S-Jason Sides; 6. 14-Jason Meyers; 7. 7B-Jamie Miller; 8. 3-Mike Linder; 9. 10S-Roger Shammo

Heat 3 - Bell Helmets
1. 11K-Tim Kaeding; 2. 11M-Brandon Martin; 3. R19-Jason Solwold; 4. 11B-Brock Mayes; 5. 83-Danny Lasoski; 6. 98-Bruce Robenalt; 7. 55X-Brian Smith; 8. 6-Dean Jacobs; 9. 26W-Cody White

Heat 4 - Pepsi
1. 4-Danny Smith; 2. 1R-Phil Gressman; 3. 37Z-Bryan Scott; 4. 20-Paul McMahan; 5. 5-Byron Reed; 6. 16-Lee Jacobs; 7. 10-David Harrison; 8. 1H-Kyle Cummins

Dash 1
1. 26-Shane Stewart; 2. 83-Danny Lasoski; 3. W20-Greg Wilson; 4. 2-Dale Blaney; 5. 4K-Kelly Kinser; 6. 5-Byron Reed

Dash 2
1. R19-Jason Solwold; 2. 11-Steve Kinser; X. 11K-Tim Kaeding; 4. 11H-Kerry Madsen; 5. 20-Paul McMahan; 6.  7S-Jason Sides

B-main - Computer Man Inc.
1. 10-David Harrison; 2. 14-Jason Meyers; 3. 6-Dean Jacobs; 4. 16-Lee Jacobs; 5. 53-John Ivy; 6. 3-Mike Linder; 7. 12-Caleb Griffith; 8. 1H-Kyle Cummins; 9. 98-Bruce Robenalt; 10. 7B-Jamie Miller; 11. 8S-Craig Mintz; 12. 91-Aaron Middaugh; 13. 10S-Roger Shammo; 14. 26W-Cody White; 15. 55X-Brian Smith

A-main   Starting Position []
1. 11K-Tim Kaeding[5]; 2. 83-Danny Lasoski[4]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[3]; 4. 26-Shane Stewart[2]; 5. 2-Dale Blaney[8]; 6. 14-Jason Meyers[13]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[6]; 8. 11H-Kerry Madsen[7]; 9. 20-Paul McMahan[9]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides[11]; 11. 4K-Kelly Kinser[10]; 12. 1R-Phil Gressman[16]; 13. 11B-Brock Mayes[15]; 14. 6-Dean Jacobs[18]; 15. X-Mark Keegan[21]; 16. 5-Byron Reed[12]; 17. 28-Brian Paulus[17]; 18. 37Z-Bryan Scott[19]; 19. 10-David Harrison[24]; 20. 16-Lee Jacobs[14]; 21. R19-Jason Solwold[1]; 22. 11M-Brandon Martin[22]; 23. 4-Danny Smith[23]; 24. 2H-Tim Hunter[20]
 

305 Sprints

Heat 1 - Budweiser
1. 1W-Paul Weaver; 2. 18-Jim Dunhum; 3. 31-Chad Gullett; 4. 14-Chad Wilson; 5. 71-Bill Kraylek; 6. 9H-Josh Hill; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 8. 17X-Dustin Keegan

Heat 2 -  Advanced Limo
1. 5-Dustin Dinan; 2. 27-Stuart Brubaker; 3. O2-Kevin Lee; 4. 48S-Andy Shammo; 5. 15C-Chris Andrews; 6. 22D-Dan Hammond; 7. 7-Brad Haudenschild; 8. 15H-Mitchell Harble

Heat 3 -  Bell Helmets
1. O1-Bryan Sebetto; 2. 49-Coty Runion; 3. 21-Scott Kraylek; 4. 25P-Mark Pridemore; 5. 3K-Brad Keckler; 6. 55-Brad Bowman; 7. 11-Shawn Colvin; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh

B-Main
1. 55-Brad Bowman; 2. 9H-Josh Hill; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 4. 22D-Dan Hammond; 5. 17X-Dustin Keegan; 6. 15H-Mitchell Harble; 7. 7-Brad Haudenschild; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh; 9. 11-Shawn Colvin

Limited Late Models
Budweiser/Griff's Engines Heat 1
1. 7-Michael Winters; 2. 20-Troy Hahn; 3. 69-John Mayes Jr.; 4. 99M-John Mayes; 5. 8K-Kevin Koerper; 6. 99S-Steve Sabo; 7. 23-Ben Elliott; 8. 12M-Michael Stiltner

Tin Lizzy Collision Heat 2
1. 21-Larry Kingseed; 2. 15B-Mike Bores; 3. 27-Bill Hahn; 4. 48-John Bores; 5. 45-Mike Marteney; 6. O14-Paul Brown Jr.; 7. 77C-Craig Corfman; 8. 101-Chester Fitch

Bell Helmets Heat 3
1. 50-Ryan Missler; 2. 92-Brandon Perkins; 3. 5H-Ernie Haynes; 4. O1-Art Ball; 5. O3-Jim Gingery; 6. 18-Jamie Reed; 7. 29-Matt Potts

B-main
1. 12M-Michael Stiltner; 2. 18-Jamie Reed; 3. 99S-Steve Sabo; 4. 23-Ben Elliott; 5. 77C-Craig Corfman; 6. 29-Matt Potts; 7. O14-Paul Brown Jr.; 8. 101-Chester Fitch
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