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posted September 02, 2001 03:44 AM UIN: 16262997
FULL MOON SHINES AT SATURDAY'S SHARON NATIONALS
By Scott Hall, Mark Posey and Jim Pollock
Saturday September 1, 2001
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HARTFORD, OH - Todd Shaffer outdueled Greg Hodnett Saturday night at
Sharon Speedway in the All Star sprint 30-lap 21st annual Sharon Nationals
preliminary feature. Shaffer, in Gary and Patty Beam's Wolfweld with a Don
Ott engine on Hoosier Tires, earned $5,000.
Shaffer led the first 13 laps before Hodnett got by following a restart.
Hodnett then led until Shaffer retook the lead on lap 26 and led the rest of
the way.
"The track was a little rough tonight," Shaffer said. "I think Greg caught
a rut wrong and I was fortunate to get back by him." Shaffer also described
Hodnett's pass of him. "I ran in on the curb and lifted a bit. I should have
drove straight across it. I made a mistake and he got by me and then up here
I got back by him."
Kelly Kinser started on the ButlerBuilt Hot Seat pole with Shaffer
alongside and Rob Chaney and Hodnett comprised row two. Shaffer took the
initial lead over Chaney, Hodnett and Kinser in a new Eagle chassis. Shaffer
pulled away from Chaney, but Chaney reeled him in as they entered lapped
traffic on lap 10. By lap 12, Hodnett was alongside Chaney and took second on
lap 13. Following a pair of cautions on laps 13 and 14, Hodnett dove under
Shaffer for the lead.
At lap 25, Chaney began fading, allowing Kenny Jacobs to take third with
PJ Chesson taking fourth. The next lap, Shaffer drove back by Hodnett and the
win was his. Chesson nipped Jacobs at the finish line for third and Jacobs
took over the All Star points lead by three points with his finish. Dean
Jacobs was fifth with Jimmy Hawley next.
Chaney finished seventh, winning the Team Simpson Racing Lucky Seven award
and Lance Dewease in eighth won the $100 TW Metals nightly cash bonus.
The K-T Equipment heat went to Jimmy Hawley, the JB Enterprise Racing
Products heat to Kenny Jacobs, the Crown Battery heat to Brian Ellenberger
and the Engler Machine & Tool heat fell to P.J. Chesson. Jack Sodeman, Jr.
won the Georgia Marketing & Promotions C Main and the B Main went to Ed
Lynch, Jr. Andy McKisson captured the Alky Dash for the six slowest
qualifiers. Jason Johnson jumped the inside berm and flipped in hot laps,
seriously damaging Lanny Row's 41, but he was back for heat action. Travis
Rilat hopped Mike Wagner's wheel and flipped on the start of the B Main.
Rilat was not injured.
With a 48 car V-8 modified field on hand for the Russ King Memorial/BRP
Modified tour event, the action was fast and furious in efforts just to make
the feature, as four heats and two B-Mains where needed to decide who was to
advance to the main event. As the feature was led to the green by Joe
Crawford and Lou Blaney. Blaney jumped to the lead for the first go around
with Crawford regaining the point for the second lap, only to have Blaney
going past again on the third lap and surviving several caution periods, only
to suffer mechanical problems on lap twenty-one.
Jim Rasey who had moved from his third place starting position to challenge
for the lead throughout the 25 lap event, moved to the top spot on the 22nd
circuit going on to capture his second win of the season at the large half
mile. Rasey was followed by Kevin Bolland, Meyers, Dave Murdick, Jeff
Schaeffer, Scott Gurdak, Chris Schiffer, Josh Skarzenski, Brian Fink and
Kevin Hoffman. Heats went to Kevin Bolland, Tim Doran, Lou Blaney, Les
Meyers. 1st "B" Main Winner Chris Shiffer, 2nd "B" Main Winner Jim Weller.
Time Trials: 1. James Chesson, CRC 22, 15.702; 2. Kenny Jacobs,
Jacobs/Honecker 6, 15.729; 3. Greg Hodnett, Apple 12, 15.735; 4. Rob Chaney,
Elden 22e, 15.837; 5. Todd Shaffer, Beam 88, 15.907; 6. Kelly Kinser, Kinser
4k, 15.916; 7. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 15.981; 8. Dean Jacobs, Daugherty 7r,
15.982; 9. Chad Kemenah, Harble 15k, 16.073; 10. Jim Nier, Nier 00, 16.099;
11. Mike Wagner, Wagner 55, 16.150; 12. P.J. Chesson, CRC 76, 16.151; 13.
Travis Rilat, Archer U2, 16.155; 14. Chad Hill, Shearer 44, 16.171; 15. Lance
Dewease, Harz 88, 16.199; 16. Danny Smith, Baker 4, 16.217; 17. Jimmy Hawley,
Crawford C3, 16.217; 18. Phil Gressman, Reidling 9, 16.219; 19. Brian
Ellenberger, Ellenberger 20, 16.226; 20. Greg Wilson, Hampshire 63, 16.287;
21. Jarod Larson, Clemson 47, 16.297; 22. Byron Reed, B&S 5, 16.313; 23. Mike
Kekich, Kekich 5k, 16.342; 24. Marty Ling, Turrill 16T, 16.355; 25. Scott
Bonnell, Bonnell 3, 16.356; 26. Rodney Duncan, Harrison 22, 16.362; 27. Jason
Johnson, Row 41, 16.365; 28. Rod George, George 4, 16.541; 29. Barry Ruble,
Ruble 63r, 16.548; 30. Bruce Robenalt, Robenalt 98, 16.637; 31. Andy Priest,
Priest 21n, 16.640; 32. Jason Jacoby, Jacoby 4J, 16.660; 33. Kevin Schaeffer,
Schaeffer 9, 16.771; 34. Goob Schuller, Schuller 61, 16.833; 35. Jamie
McKinney, Momentum 95, 16.880; 36. Mike Lutz, Southard 00, 16.892; 37. Rick
Wilson, Price 27, 16.910; 38. Jack Sodeman, Jr., S&S 23Jr, 16.981; 39. Mike
Marano II, M&M 34, 17.150; 40. Andy McKisson, McKisson 0, 17.247; 41. C. W.
Harshman, Harshman 53, 17.313; 42. Gary Rankin, Rankin 16, 17.652; 43. Buddy
Cochran, Cochran 30, 18.994; 44. Shelia Rankin, Rankin 6, 20.913; 45. Chad
Jones, Ashworth 92, 28.977; 46. Butch Beasley, Beasley 1B, NT; 47. Gale Ruth,
Ruth 1x, NT; 48. Tommy Burns, Burns 7c, NT; 49. Bruce Raquet, Raquet 90, NT;
50. Robert VanTassel, VanTassel 49d.
K-T Equipment Rental Heat (8 laps): 1. Hawley 2. Shaffer 3. Kemenah 4. J.
Chesson 5. Larson 6. Schaeffer 7. Ruble 8. Bonnell 9. Rilat 10. R. Wilson 11.
Jones.
JB Enterprise Racing Products Heat (8 laps): 1. K. Jacobs 2. Reed 3.
Kinser 4. Gressman 5. Nier 6. Sodeman 7. Hill 8. Duncan 9. Ruth 10. Robenalt
11. G. Rankin 12. Schuller.
Crown Battery Heat (8 laps): 1. Ellenberger 2. Kekich 3. Dewease 4.
Hodnett 5. Johnson 6. Wagner 7. Cochran 8. Lynch 9. Priest 10. Marano 11.
McKinney 12. Beasley.
Engler Machine & Tool Heat (8 laps): 1. P.J. Chesson 2. D. Jacobs 3.
Chaney 4. G. Wilson 5. George 6. Lutz 7. Ling 8. McKisson 9. S. Rankin 10.
Jacoby 11. Smith.
Alky Dash (4 laps): 1. McKisson 2. Cochran 3. G. Rankin 4. Jones 5. S.
Rankin 6. Sodeman.
Georgia Marketing & Promotions C Main (10 laps): 1. Sodeman 2. R. Wilson
3. McKisson 4. Marano 5. Jones 6. Cochran 7. Ruth 8. S. Rankin 9. G. Rankin
10. Beasley.
B Main (12 laps): 1. Lynch 2. Smith 3. Duncan 4. Lutz 5. Bonnell 6. Ruble
7. Jones 8. Ling 9. R. Wilson 10. Robenalt 11. Hill 12. Schaeffer 13.
McKisson 14. Sodeman 15. Marano 16. McKinney 17. Wagner 18. Rilat.
A Main (30 laps): 1. Todd Shaffer 2. Greg Hodnett 3. PJ Chesson 4. Kenny
Jacobs 5. Dean Jacobs 6. Jimmy Hawley 7. Rob Chaney 8. Lance Dewease 9. Jarod
Larson 10. Chad Kemenah 11. Kelly Kinser 12. Jim Nier 13. Danny Smith 14.
James Chesson 15. Mike Lutz 16. Greg Wilson 17. Mike Kekich 18. Byron Reed
19. Ed Lynch Jr. 20. Jason Johnson 21. Marty Ling 22. Brian Ellenberger 23.
Rodney Duncan 24. Mike Wagner 25. Phil Gressman 26. Rod George.
Modified Main (25 laps): 1. Rasey 2. Bolland 3. Meyers 4. Murdick 5.
Schaffer 6. Gurdack 7. Schiffer 8. Skarzenski 9. Fink 10. K. Hoffman 11.
Blaney 12. Michaels 13. Kristyak 14. Lutz 15. Dorman 16. Crawford 17. Braymer
18. Winkle 19. King 20. Weller 21. Doran 22. J. Hoffman 23. Moore 24. Bruce
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