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Swindell Snags Friday World Finals Victory

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CONCORD, N.C. — Nov. 2, 2012 — Sammy Swindell rated his feature performance slightly higher than his postrace celebration at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

However, both his late-race pass and postrace donuts in turn four provoked the spectators in the packed grandstands to their feet on a brisk Friday evening at the Sixth annual PEAK Motor Oil World of Outlaws World Finals Presented by NAPA Auto Parts.

Swindell earned his 13th feature victory to wrap up the title as the winningest driver this season on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series when he dove under Brian Brown in turns three and four coming to the white flag. The move allowed Swindell to pull away after the duo battled side by side for the previous two laps.

“I just tried to stay calm and stay patient, just make sure I didn’t overdrive the car, the tires, and that’s what paid off,” Swindell said. “It was all about conserving. There at the end I knew that we were in better shape, so it was just go for it. It took me a little bit to get it accomplished, but all I needed was room to get by.”

The maneuver pumped up Swindell, who concluded the entertainment after a cool-down lap with approximately a half-dozen donuts only a few feet from where he made the race-winning pass. While the fans were thrilled, Swindell said he needed to work on his finish after the engine stalled when he tried to end the celebration.

“I was trying to slow down there and I got slowed down too much, I guess, going up the hill and killed it,” he said. “There’s not too many places where you get a chance to do that so I probably need a little practice.

“Maybe tomorrow night we’ll do it a little bit better.”

The PEAK Motor Oil World Finals Presented by NAPA concludes on Saturday – the front gates open at 3 p.m. with Opening Ceremonies at 4:45 p.m. – after a tough act to follow. Slide jobs and side-by-side racing were the themes to Friday’s program – capped by the dramatic feature.

Polesitter Craig Dollansky powered to the early lead before Cody Darrah brought out a caution on lap five when he stopped in turn two. Dollansky chose the inside lane on the double-file restart, but he faded as the green flag waved. Swindell dove to the inside and Dale Blaney rocketed to the outside as the duo split Dollansky entering turn one.

Blaney edged Swindell as Brown worked his way into the top three following a three-way battle for third with Dollansky and Kraig Kinser after the restart. The leaders entered traffic on lap 15 and Brown, who was running next to the wall, advanced to the runner-up position in turn four.

Mired in thick traffic, Brown capitalized on his momentum to propel him into the lead on the high groove exiting turn four on lap 16. Brown and Blaney swapped the top spot on every straightaway for several laps before the final caution of the race came on lap 25 when Blaney’s right rear tire went flat.

Chasing his first World of Outlaws feature win, Brown chose the inside lane on the double-file restart with six laps remaining. The top three of Brown, Swindell and Kinser quickly separated themselves from the pack by several car lengths on the restart, which set up for a dynamic finish.

Swindell nearly collided with Brown on a couple of occasions as the drivers slowed dramatically to hit their marks on the very bottom in turns three and four. Swindell tried one lane higher on lap 28 and pulled aside Brown at the flagstand. With Kinser in tow, the Swindell and Brown raced side by side through turns one and two and down the backstretch.

“I’d kind of lose them in the turns because I was running so low on the race track,” Kinser said. “It wasn’t where I wanted to be, but I was just trying to go where they weren’t. You never know what can happen – they bump a little bit, kill both of their momentum and I could sneak around. That’s what I was hoping for and it just didn’t work out.”

Swindell was able to get to the bottom in turn three before Brown, which ultimately gave Swindell the lead for good. Kinser also maneuvered by Brown as the white flag was waved, but Brown regained the runner-up position in turn one.

“My tire felt like it just got a little bit low and I just couldn’t turn like I should have and just got beat,” Brown said. “Me and Sammy were just going to wear each other out if we had to, and we came up second.”

Kinser rounded out the podium with Paul McMahan driving from 13th to fourth and Jason Johnson from 12th to fifth. Bryan Sebetto earned the KSE Hard Charger Award after maneuvering from 19th to sixth with Sam Hafertepe Jr., Jac Haudenschild, Daryn Pittman and 20th-starter Lucas Wolfe rounding out the top 10, respectively.

Points leader Donny Schatz failed to advance to the feature for the first time this season, snapping a streak of 16 races with a top-eight finish.

Sixth annual PEAK Motor Oil World of Outlaws World Finals Presented by NAPA Auto Parts Notebook

NOTES – Brooke Tatnell claimed his first heat race win, Lance Dewease his third, Dale Blaney his fifth, Sammy Swindell his series-leading 20th and Jason Johnson his first of the season. … Craig Dollansky won his seventh dash. … Jac Haudenschild earned his third Last Chance Showdown victory.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS – MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Sammy Swindell; Comp Cams ($50 certificate): Sammy Swindell; Armor All (case of product): Jason Sides; STP ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; UNOH ($50 cash): Lucas Wolfe; Gravely Tractors ($50 cash): Lucas Wolfe; VP Racing Fuel ($50 cash): Lucas Wolfe; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Lucas Wolfe; JE Pistons (set of rings): Kerry Madsen; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; Wix Filters ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Superflow ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Terry McCarl; JE Pistons (set of rings): Terry McCarl; MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Ed Lynch Jr.; Klotz Synthetic Lubricants ($50 cash): Terry McCarl.

WINNERS – Sammy Swindell – 13 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Nov. 2, Eagle Raceway on Sept. 19, Grays Harbor Raceway on Aug. 29, Castrol Raceway on Aug. 25, River Cities Speedway on Aug. 17, Autodrome Granby on July 27, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lakeside Speedway on June 30, 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); Donny Schatz – 11 (Williams Grove Speedway on Sept. 29, Clay County Fair Speedway on Sept. 14, Calistoga Speedway on Sept. 9, Silver Dollar Speedway on Sept. 6, Nodak Speedway on Aug. 19, Junction Motor Speedway on Aug. 14, Knoxville Raceway on Aug. 11, Cornwall Motor Speedway on July 29, Farmer City Raceway on April 25, Silver Dollar Speedway on March 23 and Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19); Craig Dollansky – 9 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Oct. 13, Deer Creek Speedway on Sept. 15, Castrol Raceway on Aug. 24, Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 22, Lernerville Speedway on July 17, I-96 Speedway on June 2, Hagerstown Speedway on May 20, Tri-State Speedway on April 21 and Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19); Kerry Madsen – 5 (Willamette Speedway on Sept. 3, Skagit Speedway on Aug. 31, Limaland Motorsports Park on July 11, Belleville High Banks on June 29 and Knoxville Raceway on June 9); Joey Saldana – 5 (Autodrome Drummond on July 28, Eldora Speedway on July 13, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 25, Paducah International Raceway on April 13 and Perris Auto Speedway on March 10); Tim Kaeding – 4 (Antioch Speedway on Sept. 10, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 6, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 16 and The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 8); Kraig Kinser – 4 (Beaver Dam Raceway on July 7, Dodge City Raceway Park on June 23, River Cities Speedway on June 15 and Kokomo Speedway on June 5); Steve Kinser – 4 (Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on Oct. 6, Dodge City Raceway Park on June 22, Orange County Fair Speedway on May 19 and Williams Grove Speedway on May 12); Chad Kemenah – 2 (Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 28 and Eldora Speedway on May 4); Paul McMahan – 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on Sept. 28 and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on May 16); Tony Stewart – 2 (Ohsweken Speedway on July 31 and Lernerville Speedway on July 17); Sean Becker – 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on Sept. 7); Dale Blaney – 1 (Lernerville Speedway on Sept. 22); Cody Darrah – 1(Williams Grove Speedway on July 21); Danny Dietrich – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 10); Mark Dobmeier – 1 (Huset’s Speedway on July 3); Travis Jacobson – 1 (Skagit Speedway on Sept. 1); Kyle Larson – 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on Sept. 8); Danny Lasoski – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 18); Fred Rahmer – 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 11); Jason Sides – 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Oct. 13); Brad Sweet – 1 (Clay County Fair Speedway on June 8) and Lucas Wolfe – 1(Bloomington Speedway on Aug. 3).

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Sixth annual PEAK Motor Oil World of Outlaws World Finals Presented by NAPA Auto Parts Statistical Report; The Dirt Track at Charlotte; Concord, N.C.; Nov. 2, 2012

A-Main – (30 Laps) - 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [2] [$10,000]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [5] [$5,500]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4] [$3,200]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [13] [$2,800]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [12] [$2,500]; 6. 24H-Bryan Sebetto [19] [$2,300]; 7. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [9] [$2,200]; 8. 59-Jac Haudenschild [14] [$2,100]; 9. 49-Daryn Pittman [6] [$2,050]; 10. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [20] [$2,000]; 11. 29-Kerry Madsen [21] [$1,500]; 12. 7-Craig Dollansky [1] [$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [24] [$1,100]; 14. 63-Chad Kemenah [26] [$1,050]; 15. 9-Joey Saldana [8] [$1,000]; 16. D4-Danny Holtgraver [18] [$900]; 17. 4-Cody Darrah [25] [$800]; 18. 24-Terry McCarl [16] [$800]; 19. 11-Steve Kinser [23] [$800]; 20. 19W-Brooke Tatnell [11] [$800]; 21. 19-Stevie Smith [17] [$800]; 22. W20-Greg Wilson [15] [$800]; 23. 2-Dale Blaney [3] [$800]; 24. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [10] [$800]; 25. 30C-Lance Dewease [7] [$800]; 26. 39-Greg Hodnett [22] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Craig Dollansky 1-4; Dale Blaney 5-14, 18, 20; Brian Brown 16-17, 19, 24-27; Sammy Swindell 28-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 24H-Bryan Sebetto [+13].

Qualifying - 1. 49-Daryn Pittman, 13.047; 2. 71-Shane Stewart, 13.053; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.078; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.080; 5. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.087; 6. 9-Joey Saldana, 13.107; 7. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.192; 8. 2-Dale Blaney, 13.226; 9. 59-Jac Haudenschild, 13.257; 10. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.286; 11. 19W-Brooke Tatnell, 13.299; 12. 21-Brian Brown, 13.303; 13. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 13.318; 14. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.353; 15. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.375; 16. 19-Stevie Smith, 13.378; 17. 30C-Lance Dewease, 13.416; 18. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 13.435; 19. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr, 13.438; 20. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.457; 21. 89G-David Gravel, 13.458; 22. 24H-Bryan Sebbetto, 13.466; 23. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.467; 24. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.480; 25. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.514; 26. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.537; 27. 97-Dean Jacobs, 13.570; 28. 28-Brian Paulus, 13.579; 29. 39-Greg Hodnett, 13.619; 30. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.624; 31. 13-Tim Shaffer, 13.626; 32. 63-Chad Kemenah, 13.640; 33. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.708; 34. 35-Jessica Zemken, 13.722; 35. 1X-Randy Hannagan, 13.723; 36. 69-Ryan Smith, 13.766; 37. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.807; 38. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr, 13.903; 39. 16-Danny Mumaw, 14.055; 40. 6-Bill Rose, 14.090; 41. 47-Eric Riggins, 14.215; 42. 60-Kory Crabtree, 14.245; 43. 25P-Michael Parent, 14.420; 44. 25-Jimmy Seeger, 14.436; 45. O-Glen Styres, 14.513; 46. 6W-Brad Wickam, 15.012; 47. 10P-Jim Perricone, 15.172; 48. 49H-Bobby Howard, 15.450; 49. 6X-Mark Cole, 15.580; 50. 77X-Wayne Johnson, No Time.

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 19W-Brooke Tatnell [2]; 2. 9-Joey Saldana [3]; 3. 49-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [6]; 5. 13-Tim Shaffer [7]; 6. 89G-David Gravel [5]; 7. 19-Stevie Smith [1]; 8. 69-Ryan Smith [8]; 9. 6W-Brad Wickam [10]; 10. 47-Eric Riggins [9].

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 30C-Lance Dewease [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 5. 63-Chad Kemenah [7]; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree [9]; 7. 10P-Jim Perricone [10]; 8. 71-Shane Stewart [4]; 9. 97-Dean Jacobs [6]; 10. 24H-Bryan Sebetto [5].

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2-Dale Blaney [3]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [2]; 3. D4-Danny Holtgraver [1]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 6. 28-Brian Paulus [6]; 7. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr [8]; 8. 40-Caleb Helms [7]; 9. 25P-Michael Parent [9]; 10. 49H-Bobby Howard [10].

Heat 4 – (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 2. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [1]; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [2]; 5. 39-Greg Hodnett [6]; 6. 59-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 7. 35-Jessica Zemken [7]; 8. 16-Danny Mumaw [8]; 9. 25-Jimmy Seeger [9]; 10. 6X-Mark Cole [10].

Heat 5 – (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 7-Craig Dollansky [4]; 3. 24-Terry McCarl [2]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [6]; 5. 4-Cody Darrah [3]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 7. 1X-Randy Hannagan [7]; 8. 77X-Wayne Johnson [10]; 9. O-Glen Styres [9]; 10. 6-Bill Rose [8].

Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 12 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 7-Craig Dollansky [1]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell [2]; 3. 2-Dale Blaney [6]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [8]; 6. 49-Daryn Pittman [4]; 7. 30C-Lance Dewease [10]; 8. 9-Joey Saldana [5]; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [9]; 10. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [11]; 11. 19W-Brooke Tatnell [7]; 12. 41-Jason Johnson [12].

C-Main – (10 Laps – Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature) - 1. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr [1] [-]; 2. 16-Danny Mumaw [2] [-]; 3. 77X-Wayne Johnson [12] [$150]; 4. 6-Bill Rose [3] [$125]; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree [4] [$125]; 6. 25-Jimmy Seeger [6] [$100]; 7. 25P-Michael Parent [5] [$100]; 8. O-Glen Styres [7] [$100]; 9. 6W-Brad Wickam [8] [$100]; 10. 49H-Bobby Howard [10] [$100]; 11. 6X-Mark Cole [11] [$100]; 12. 10P-Jim Perricone [9] [$100]; 13. 47-Eric Riggins [14] [$100]; 14. 71-Shane Stewart [13] [$100].

B-Main – (12 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 59-Jac Haudenschild [1] [-]; 2. 24H-Bryan Sebetto [5] [-]; 3. 19-Stevie Smith [3] [-]; 4. 39-Greg Hodnett [10] [-]; 5. 63-Chad Kemenah [12] [$200]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [7] [$180]; 7. 4-Cody Darrah [2] [$175]; 8. 89G-David Gravel [4] [$160]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6] [$150]; 10. 28-Brian Paulus [9] [$150]; 11. 97-Dean Jacobs [8] [$150]; 12. 1X-Randy Hannagan [15] [$150]; 13. 35-Jessica Zemken [14] [$150]; 14. 13-Tim Shaffer [11] [$150]; 15. 40-Caleb Helms [13] [$150]; 16. 69-Ryan Smith [16] [$150]; 17. 16-Danny Mumaw [18] [$150]; 18. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr [17] [$150].