Wilson holds off Kinser to win Eldora feature


ROSSBURG – Greg Wilson is a two-time UNOH All Star Circuit of Champion.

But in Saturday night’s Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek A-Feature presented by NKTelco at Eldora Speedway, he was battling the legend – Steve Kinser.

Kinser, from Bloomington, Indiana, tried to pass him high, but Wilson, who started fifth, led the final 16 laps to collect $5,000.

“This is tough,” said Wilson, who hails from Benton Ridge. “There are 50 or 60 cars here. I knew Kinser would have some clean air, and I was giving the outside away. I actually moved up and pulled the wing back. I just got lucky. I watched that man in his prime, and he’s the baddest son of a gun to ever drive a sprint car. It’s just awesome to win at Eldora, especially during Speedweeks. Hopefully we can keep the ball rolling.”

Kinser tried everything he could to get another victory at Eldora.

“I knew he wasn’t going to get off the bottom, “Kinser said. “I was kind of surprised because he kind of pulled up. If he had pulled about a little bit more I would have moved to the bottom. I’d have had a better chance. But, I kind of overworked my tires at the end.”

Dale Blaney, who won at Attica Raceway Park Friday night, was running second with seven laps to go and was closing in on race leader Wilson. However, his left wheel came off entering Turn 1, sending his car into the outside wall and then flipping down the banking. He was uninjured but finished 22nd.

Kasey Kahne, who has 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories, finished ninth.

Sheldon Haudenschild now leads the Ohio Sprint Speedweeks points. Wilson is just six points back with seven races to go.

Taylor Cook, from Shelby, N.C., battled with Travis Stemler early on, but captured the UMP DIRTcar Modified race at Eldora.

His father, Jerry, is the car chief on Tony Stewart’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car.

“We struggled in the heat race,” Cook said. “We couldn’t get enough forward drive. My dad and I went to work, and we tried to tighten it up, and we got it perfect. It’s great to win at Eldora. It’s a great feeling. We’ve had a rough start to the season so to win at the world-famous Eldora is pretty awesome.”

Following Cook was Jonathan Taylor and his brother Evan Taylor. Stemler and Rob Starkey rounded out the top five.

Frank Paladino led all 15 laps of a spirited Eldora stock car race. Rob Trent was second while Earnie Woodard, Anthony Goode and Chris Douglas rounded out the top five. Donnie Jeschke flipped wildly in Turn 3 midway through the race. He was uninjured and finished 20th.

The next event on the Eldora Speedway schedule is the 32nd Kings Royal weekend on July 17-18. Tickets can be purchased at www.eldoraspeedway.com or by phone at 937-338-3815.

Ohio Sprint Speedweek

June 20, 2015

All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars

Qualifying (overall times)

1.1-Dale Blaney, 13.733; 2.91-Cale Thomas, 13.734; 3.W20-Greg Wilson, 13.778; 4.94-Ryan Smith, 13.838; 5.3G-James McFadden, 13.840; 6.2M-Dustin Daggett, 13.877; 7.35AU-Jamie Veal, 13.898; 8.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.902; 9.17-Josh Baughman, 13.909; 10.16X-Ryan Ruhl, 13.933; 11.17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.944; 12.48-Danny Dietrich, 13.945; 13.70-Roger Crockett, 14.011; 14.71M-Paul May, 14.044; 15.89-Cody Darrah, 14.117; 16.9P-Parker Price-Miller, 14.117; 17.49-Cole Duncan, 14.119; 18.11-Steve Kinser, 14.129; 19.5T-Travis Philo, 14.136; 20.59-Danny Holtgraver, 14.147; 21.16-Stuart Brubaker, 14.150; 22.45-Tim Shaffer, 14.176; 23.21-DJ Foos, 14.180; 24.5AU-Danny Reidy, 14.267; 25.33M-Caleb Griffith, 14.269; 26.1ST-Gary Taylor, 14.302; 27.40-Caleb Helms, 14.327; 28.49K-Kasey Kahne, 14.343; 29.16M-Jac Haudenschild, 14.344; 30.19-Chris Andrews, 14.344; 31.9X-Rob Chaney, 14.357; 32.81-Lee Jacobs, 14.372; 33.4-Danny Smith, 14.395; 34.35B-Ron Blair, 14.402; 35.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.429; 36.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.434; 37.05-Brad Loyet, 14.439; 38.55F-Taylor Ferns, 14.446; 39.99-Brady Bacon, 14.541; 40.15H-Mitch Harble, 14.548; 41.11N-Randy Hannagan, 99.999;

Heat 1 – (8 Laps)

1. 49-Cole Duncan[5] ; 2. 71M-Paul May[1] ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[3] ; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] ; 6. 17-Josh Baughman[2] ; 7. 91-Cale Thomas[4] ; 8. 4-Danny Smith[9] ; 9. 9X-Rob Chaney[7]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps)

1. 17W-Bryan Clauson[2] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[1] ; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[5] ; 4. 35AU-Jamie Veal[3] ; 5. 21-DJ Foos[6] ; 6. 05-Brad Loyet[8] ; 7. 33M-Caleb Griffith[7]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps)

1. 70-Roger Crockett[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 3G-James McFadden[3] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[6] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 8. 11N-Randy Hannagan[8]

Heat 4 – (8 Laps)

1. 49K-Kasey Kahne[1] ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[3] ; 3. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[4] ; 4. 16M-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 6. 35B-Ron Blair[6] ; 7. 55F-Taylor Ferns[8] ; 8. 5AU-Danny Reidy[2]

Heat 5 – (8 Laps)

1. 59-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 4. 94-Ryan Smith[4] ; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[3] ; 6. 99-Brady Bacon[7] ; 7. 19-Chris Andrews[6] ; 8. 15H-Mitch Harble[8]

Dash – (1 Laps)

1. 59-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 2. 49K-Kasey Kahne[1] ; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[5] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 6. 17W-Bryan Clauson[6] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[10] ; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich[12] ; 9. 70-Roger Crockett[8] ; 10. 16-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 11. 71M-Paul May[9] ; 12. 49-Cole Duncan[11]

B-Main – (12 Laps)

1. 91-Cale Thomas[1] ; 2. 35AU-Jamie Veal[2] ; 3. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[4] ; 4. 17-Josh Baughman[3] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah[15] ; 7. 21-DJ Foos[6] ; 8. 5AU-Danny Reidy[7] ; 9. 99-Brady Bacon[19] ; 10. 33M-Caleb Griffith[8] ; 11. 05-Brad Loyet[17] ; 12. 40-Caleb Helms[9] ; 13. 19-Chris Andrews[10] ; 14. 57X-Andrew Palker[16] ; 15. 81-Lee Jacobs[12] ; 16. 35B-Ron Blair[14] ; 17. 4-Danny Smith[13] ; 18. 11N-Randy Hannagan[21] ; 19. 55F-Taylor Ferns[18]

A-Main – (30 Laps)

1. W20-Greg Wilson[5] ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[3] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 17W-Bryan Clauson[6] ; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer[15] ; 6. 89-Cody Darrah[17] ; 7. 3G-James McFadden[18] ; 8. 59-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 9. 49K-Kasey Kahne[2] ; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah[23] ; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich[8] ; 12. 35AU-Jamie Veal[22] ; 13. 70-Roger Crockett[9] ; 14. 71M-Paul May[11] ; 15. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[21] ; 16. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[14] ; 17. 49-Cole Duncan[12] ; 18. 16-Stuart Brubaker[10] ; 19. 17-Josh Baughman[24] ; 20. 40-Caleb Helms[26] ; 21. 1ST-Gary Taylor[16] ; 22. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 23. 2M-Dustin Daggett[13] ; 24. 94-Ryan Smith[20] ; 25. 91-Cale Thomas[19]

DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

Heat 1 – (8 Laps)

1. 5-Jonathan Taylor[2] ; 2. 7-Evan Taylor[1] ; 3. 4S-Rob Starkey[3] ; 4. L5-Jerry Bowersock[5] ; 5. 28-Kevin Morehouse[4] ; 6. 36-Brandon Vaughan[9] ; 7. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[8] ; 8. 67S-Warren Shingleton[6] ; 9. 5X-Tim Richardson[7]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps)

1. 111-Curt Spalding[1] ; 2. 10L-Nathon Loney[4] ; 3. 16-Jeff Koz[6] ; 4. 10-Scott Bowersock[3] ; 5. 52-John Phlipot Jr. [2] ; 6. 555-Justin Coulter[8] ; 7. 79-Shane Unger[5] ; 8. 012-Brad Mickley[7]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps)

1. 2-Travis Stemler[1] ; 2. 188-Aaron Orr[2] ; 3. 21C-Taylor Cook[4] ; 4. 1-Scott Williams[5] ; 5. 20-Josh Morton[3] ; 6. 9V-Shawn Valenti[8] ; 7. 55S-Zach Schroeder[6] ; 8. 18-Ryan Sutter[7]

A-Main – (20 Laps)

1. 21C-Taylor Cook[1] ; 2. 5-Jonathan Taylor[9] ; 3. 7-Evan Taylor[6] ; 4. 2-Travis Stemler[7] ; 5. 4S-Rob Starkey[3] ; 6. 10-Scott Bowersock[11] ; 7. L5-Jerry Bowersock[10] ; 8. 188-Aaron Orr[4] ; 9. 1-Scott Williams[12] ; 10. 16-Jeff Koz[2] ; 11. 9V-Shawn Valenti[18] ; 12. 28-Kevin Morehouse[13] ; 13. 55S-Zach Schroeder[21] ; 14. 20-Josh Morton[15] ; 15. 111-Curt Spalding[8] ; 16. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[19] ; 17. 36-Brandon Vaughan[16] ; 18. 79-Shane Unger[20] ; 19. 67S-Warren Shingleton[22] ; 20. 10L-Nathon Loney[5] ; 21. 012-Brad Mickley[23] ; 22. 52-John Phlipot Jr. [14] ; 23. 555-Justin Coulter[17] ; 24. 18-Ryan Sutter[24]

Eldora Stock Cars

Heat 1 – (8 Laps)

1. 71C-Barney Craig[2] ; 2. 82-Chris Douglas[8] ; 3. 99K-Andy King[9] ; 4. 7C-Jan Landers[1] ; 5. 86-Luke Timmerman[7] ; 6. 17J-Jarrod Klay[3] ; 7. 1 OFF-Kenny Brady[4] ; 8. 1W-Mark Wooten[5]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps)

1. 01-Earnie Woodard[3] ; 2. 27-Frank Paladino[8] ; 3. 11js-Jeff Semmens[1] ; 4. 17-Red Harvey Jr.[2] ; 5. 54-Dan Wooten[7] ; 6. 37-Glenn Knick[4] ; 7. 410-Paul Pardo[5] ; 8. 36-Adam Schaeff[6] ; 9. 5T-Wayne Treon[9]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps)

1. 61-Rob Trent[1] ; 2. 5G-Anthony Goode[4] ; 3. 9-Eric Sandlin[5] ; 4. 5W-Craig Swartz[2] ; 5. 55-Brandon Archey[3] ; 6. 19-Wayne Williams[7] ; 7. 1S-T.J Smith[6] ; 8. 23-Casey Barr[8]

A-Main – (15 Laps)

1. 27-Frank Paladino[2] ; 2. 61-Rob Trent[4] ; 3. 01-Earnie Woodard[5] ; 4. 5G-Anthony Goode[1] ; 5. 82-Chris Douglas[3] ; 6. 99K-Andy King[7] ; 7. 55-Brandon Archey[15] ; 8. 9-Eric Sandlin[9] ; 9. 71C-Barney Craig[6] ; 10. 19-Wayne Williams[18] ; 11. 11js-Jeff Semmens[8] ; 12. 36-Adam Schaeff[23] ; 13. 410-Paul Pardo[20] ; 14. 17-Red Harvey Jr.[11] ; 15. 17J-Jarrod Klay[16] ; 16. 1W-Mark Wooten[22] ; 17. 23-Casey Barr[24] ; 18. 5T-Wayne Treon[26] ; 19. 1S-T.J Smith[21] ; 20. 7C-Donnie Jeschke[10] ; 21. 37-Glenn Knick[17] ; 22. 1 OFF-Kenny Brady[19] ; 23. 5W-Craig Swartz[12] ; 24. 54-Dan Wooten[14]