“King Kinser” Wins Against the All Stars at I-96 Speedway and Ends Blaney’s Win Streak

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Lake Odessa, MI (August 21, 2015) – Bloomington, Indiana’s Steve Kinser continued his long-lasting kingship on Friday night by winning the 35-lap UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions main event at the I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan. Formally known as “The King” to the entire sprint car community, Steve Kinser earned the $5,000 victory in great fashion; holding off rising star Sheldon Haudenschild and Pittsburgh native Danny Holtgraver to ultimately end Dale Blaney’s five-race UNOH All Star win streak. The pilot of the familiar Bad Boy Buggies, Tony Stewart Racing, #11 is now tied with Doug Wolfgang and Danny Lasoski for 12th on the all-time UNOH All Star win list with 37 victories. The win was a career-first at I-96 Speedway during UNOH All Star competition.

 

“I just want to thank my entire crew” said Steve Kinser, “They gave me a great car here tonight and it was fantastic to drive. Even when we got caught up in traffic, we were able to drive right through it. Just a great night all together for us.”

 

Steve Kinser started third on the main event grid and would soon take command of the field after pole sitter Dustin Daggett drove off of the speedway on the opening lap. The 20-time World of Outlaws champion maintained the top spot the entire distance; surviving four cautions, the last with 13 laps remaining, and periods of lapped traffic to secure his place in victory lane.

 

Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild raced into the runner-up position after starting on the outside of row two. The three-time UNOH All Star winner in 2015 chased “The King” the entire 35-lap distance. Even after countless attempts to use lapped traffic as an advantage, Haudenschild would fail to reel-in Kinser. The podium finish now gives Haudenschild ten UNOH All Star top-five finishes in 2015.

 

“This car has been great to drive the last few months” said Sheldon Haudenschild, “Ever since Bonzai jumped on board with us, things have been great. Everyone works hard and I can’t thank them enough. Just happy with how things are going.”

 

Danny Holtgraver, who started on the outside of the front row, would join Sheldon Haudenschild in the pursuit to catch “The King” soon after the start, but came home two positions short. The former Lernerville Speedway track champion drove the Phoenix Racing #59 to a third place finish at I-96 Speedway; a second consecutive third place finish during UNOH All Star competition.

 

“We are excited to be up here again” said Danny Holtgraver about his podium finish, “This season has been tough to say the least. Had a lot of trouble getting comfortable in the car, but things are finally starting to click and it feels incredible. Hopefully we can keep this going the rest of the weekend and season.”

 

Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Cody Darrah would rally two positions to finish fourth in the running order on Fridaynight. Former series champion Tim Shaffer rounded out the evening’s top-five finishers after starting in row five.

 

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will move ahead to the Butler Speedway in Quincy, Michigan tonight.. For a second consecutive night, the UNOH All Star travelers will battle the competitive Michigan locals and other outside invaders for a $5,000 top prize. Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney is the most recent UNOH All Star main event winner at the Quincy oval; capturing the $5,000 top prize on August 16, 2014. Blaney is also the all-time leading feature winner at Butler Speedway during UNOH All Star competition. “The Low Rider” has four main event wins.

 

Pit gates will be open all day at Butler Speedway, with pit windows officially opening at 4:00PM. The driver’s meeting is scheduled for 5:30PM and racing at 6:00PM. Please visit Butler Speedway live on the web atwww.butlerspeedway.net for more details.

 

Contingency Awards/Results – I-96 Speedway – Friday, August 21, 2015:

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Steve Kinser – 13.823

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Chad Kemenah

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Ryan Ruhl

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Logan Forler

JE Pistons Dash: Dustin Daggett

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Steve Kinser

MSD A-Main 3rd Place Finisher: Danny Holtgraver

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Greg Wilson

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Joe Kubiniec

 

Qualifying

1.11-Steve Kinser, 13.823; 2.2M-Dustin Daggett, 13.902; 3.89-Cody Darrah, 13.904; 4.1-Dale Blaney, 13.918; 5.94-Ryan Smith, 13.976; 6.45-Tim Shaffer, 13.998; 7.16X-Ryan Ruhl, 14.003; 8.59-Danny Holtgraver, 14.148; 9.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.183; 10.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.205; 11.5T-Travis Philo, 14.241; 12.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.245; 13.2L-Logan Forler, 14.333; 14.4K-Kody Kinser, 14.411; 15.22-Cole Duncan, 14.455; 16.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.471; 17.4-Danny Smith, 14.473; 18.W20-Greg Wilson, 14.519; 19.71H-Brad Lamberson, 14.520; 20.38-Jared Horstman, 14.586; 21.25M-Ken Mackey, 14.828; 22.19-Joe Kubiniec, 14.940; 23.5QB-Quentin Blonde, 14.954; 24.51-Roger Campbell, 15.140; 25.7-Nic Rogers, 15.172; 26.27-Shelby Bilton, 15.253; 27.4X-Craig Karazim, 15.675; 28.27K-Ryan Kirkendall, 15.945; 29.19M-Brett Mann, 99.540;

 

Heat 1, Group A –  (8 Laps)

  1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 2M-Dustin Daggett[3] ; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[4] ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2] ; 5. 4K-Kody Kinser[5] ; 6. 19-Joe Kubiniec[8] ; 7. 27-Shelby Bilton[9] ; 8. 25M-Ken Mackey[7] ; 9. 71H-Brad Lamberson[6] ; 10. 27K-Ryan Kirkendall[10]

 

Heat 2, Group B –  (8 Laps)

  1. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[2] ; 2. 59-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 7. 4-Danny Smith[7] ; 8. W20-Greg Wilson[8] ; 9. 4X-Craig Karazim[10] ; 10. 38-Jared Horstman[9]

 

Heat 3, Group C –  (8 Laps)

  1. 2L-Logan Forler[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 94-Ryan Smith[3] ; 4. 89-Cody Darrah[4] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 6. 51-Roger Campbell[7] ; 7. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[6] ; 8. 7-Nic Rogers[8]

 

Dash 1 –  (1 Laps)

  1. 2M-Dustin Daggett[1] ; 2. 59-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[5] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 6. 89-Cody Darrah[8] ; 7. 2L-Logan Forler[4] ; 8. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[7]

 

B-Main 1 –  (12 Laps)

  1. 38-Jared Horstman[3] ; 2. 4-Danny Smith[1] ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 4. 27-Shelby Bilton[7] ; 5. 4X-Craig Karazim[8] ; 6. 25M-Ken Mackey[4] ; 7. 27K-Ryan Kirkendall[9] ; 8. 7-Nic Rogers[6] ; 9. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[5] ; 10. 71H-Brad Lamberson[10]

 

A-Main 1 –  (35 Laps)

  1. 11-Steve Kinser[3] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 59-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 4. 89-Cody Darrah[6] ; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer[9] ; 6. 1-Dale Blaney[12] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 8. 94-Ryan Smith[10] ; 9. 2M-Dustin Daggett[1] ; 10. W20-Greg Wilson[21] ; 11. 2L-Logan Forler[7] ; 12. 4-Danny Smith[20] ; 13. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[11] ; 14. 51-Roger Campbell[18] ; 15. 19-Joe Kubiniec[16] ; 16. 38-Jared Horstman[19] ; 17. 57X-Andrew Palker[15] ; 18. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[8] ; 19. 5T-Travis Philo[14] ; 20. 27-Shelby Bilton[22] ; 21. 25M-Ken Mackey[24] ; 22. 22-Cole Duncan[17] ; 23. 4K-Kody Kinser[13] ; 24. 4X-Craig Karazim[23]

 

Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here:www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/

 

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at  www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions:https://twitter.com/ASCoC

 

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing.  Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first ‘outlaw’ Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years.  Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.  The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

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