Chad Kemenah Earns Overall Ohio Sprint Speedweek Title
ROSSBURG, OH – June 26, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild certainly lived up to his label on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway, earning the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale worth $10,000 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Haudenschild, pilot of the familiar Phoenix Racing/No. 59, took command of the 30-lap feature program on lap 17, surviving traffic and constant pressure from Chad Kemenah and Tim Shaffer on the very topside of the speedway. The Wooster, Ohio, native now owns 30 career victories with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, two of which occurring during the 2016 season. Tim Shaffer would cross under the final checkers second, followed by Chad Kemenah, Randy Hannagan, and Danny Holtgraver.
Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket podium photo: L to R – Tim Shaffer (3rd), Chad Kemenah (1st), Sheldon Haudenschild (2nd)
Vince Vellella Photo Credit
“The car was just really good all night long,” said Jac Haudenschild in victory lane. “Feels good to be back with this team. This is a big win for us. We’ll be back at Eldora Speedway next month, so we’ll try to keep this going and get another one.”
Jac Haudenschild won the battle, but Chad Kemenah won the war, claiming the 2016 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket title worth $1,000. It is a second ever Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship for the Alvada, Ohio, native and a first ever title for car owner Rob Hunter. Sheldon Haudenschild finished second in the overall Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket title chase, followed by Tim Shaffer, Dean Jacobs, and Kraig Kinser.
“This is a really big deal for our team,” explained Chad Kemenah regarding his Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket title. “My car owner (Rob Hunter) has never won an Ohio Sprint Speedweek title. It’s especially special for us because some of our biggest supporters are here tonight at Eldora Speedway with us. This is a really big momentum boost for our team. Rob and Rita Hunter consistently give us great race cars and great equipment to work with. We’re racing good and that allows us to have a lot of fun.”
With the runner-up finish during the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale, Chad Kemenah officially takes control of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase, holding a mere 14 point advantage over defending champion Dale Blaney leading into Independence Day weekend.
The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 campaign with a pair of events in the state of Michigan. “America’s Series” will invade Hartford Speedway and I-96 Speedway during Independence Day weekend, highlighted with the inaugural Dirty 30 presented by Tony Stewart at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa on Sunday, July 3. Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan, will kick off the holiday weekend doubleheader with competition on Saturday night, July 2. Each program will award $5,000.
Those seeking additional information regarding the upcoming events at Hartford Speedway and I-96 Speedway should visit each facility live on the Web at www.hartfordspeedway.net and www.i96speedway.com.
Contingency Awards/Results – Eldora Speedway – Saturday, June 25, 2016:
Event: Ohio Sprint Speedweek Night #8
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 36 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dave Blaney – 13.611 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kraig Kinser – 13.377 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Jamie Veal
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Josh Baughman
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Jac Haudenschild
Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Danny Holtgraver
JE Pistons Dash: Chad Kemenah
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer (2nd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Caleb Helms (+9)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Danny Holtgraver
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: James McFadden
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)
Lincoln Electric Qualifying
1.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.377; 2.11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.400; 3.71m-Dave Blaney, 13.417; 4.1-Dale Blaney, 13.429; 5.71-Jamie Veal, 13.433; 6.59-Jac Haudenschild, 13.439; 7.49-Tim Shaffer, 13.498; 8.23c-Tyler Courtney, 13.507; 9.22-Cole Duncan, 13.511; 10.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.517; 11.7K-Dallas Hewitt, 13.568; 12.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.604; 13.17-Josh Baughman, 13.628; 14.40-Caleb Helms, 13.693; 15.91-Cale Thomas, 13.706; 16.5T-Travis Philo, 13.725; 17.26-Tayler Malsam, 13.729; 18.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.742; 19.4-Danny Smith, 13.751; 20.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.753; 21.41X-Dominic Scelzi, 13.786; 22.21-Cap Henry, 13.795; 23.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.816; 24.60-Kory Crabtree, 13.983; 25.12-Daniel Harding, 13.985; 26.8M-TJ Michael, 14.016; 27.3G-James McFadden, 14.034; 28.15-Brandon Whited, 14.184; 29.O7-Jacob Wilson, 14.307; 30.AUS96-Andy Caruana, 14.308; 31.83-Adam Cruea, 14.490; 32.49H-Bradley Howard, 14.521; 33.7-Joe Swanson, 14.550; 34.85-Mike Terry, 14.624; 35.57X-Andrew Palker, 93.509; 36.51-Roger Campbell, 94.146;
Kistler Racing Products Heat 1, Group A – (8 Laps)
1. 71-Jamie Veal ; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney ; 4. 7K-Dallas Hewitt ; 5. 3G-James McFadden ; 6. 15-Brandon Whited ; 7. 83-Adam Cruea ; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat 2, Group B – (8 Laps)
1. 17-Josh Baughman ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan ; 4. 41X-Dominic Scelzi ; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 6. 4-Danny Smith ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms ; 8. 51-Roger Campbell ; 9. 85-Mike Terry
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat 3, Group C – (8 Laps)
1. 59-Jac Haudenschild ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan ; 4. 21-Cap Henry ; 5. 91-Cale Thomas ; 6. 71m-Dave Blaney ; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 8. 12-Daniel Harding ; 9. 26-Tayler Malsam
Kistler Engines Heat 4, Group D – (8 Laps)
1. 70-Danny Holtgraver ; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo ; 4. 23c-Tyler Courtney ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael ; 6. O7-Jacob Wilson ; 7. AUS96-Andy Caruana ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard ; 9. 7-Joe Swanson
JE Pistons Dash 1 – (6 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer ; 3. 71-Jamie Veal ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan ; 5. 59-Jac Haudenschild ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 8. 17-Josh Baughman
Elliotts Custom Trailers and Carts B-Main 1 – (12 Laps)
1. 71m-Dave Blaney ; 2. 4-Danny Smith ; 3. 12-Daniel Harding ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms ; 5. 26-Tayler Malsam ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard ; 9. 7-Joe Swanson ; 10. AUS96-Andy Caruana ; 11. 51-Roger Campbell ; 12. 85-Mike Terry ; 13. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 14. 15-Brandon Whited ; 15. 83-Adam Cruea ; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker
Arctic Cat A-Main 1 – (30 Laps)
1. 59-Jac Haudenschild ; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver ; 6. 23c-Tyler Courtney ; 7. 71-Jamie Veal ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 9. 41X-Dominic Scelzi ; 10. 3G-James McFadden ; 11. 97-Dean Jacobs ; 12. 5T-Travis Philo ; 13. 21-Cap Henry ; 14. 12-Daniel Harding ; 15. 40-Caleb Helms ; 16. 8M-TJ Michael ; 17. 7K-Dallas Hewitt ; 18. 91-Cale Thomas ; 19. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 20. 22-Cole Duncan ; 21. 17-Josh Baughman ; 22. 71m-Dave Blaney ; 23. 4-Danny Smith ; 24. 1-Dale Blaney
FINAL Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Standings (6/25/2016):
1. Chad Kemenah: 1058
2. Sheldon Haudenschild: 1028
3. Tim Shaffer: 1012
4. Dean Jacobs: 1012
5. Kraig Kinser: 996
6. Danny Holtgraver: 982
7. Cap Henry: 970
8. Travis Philo: 958
9. Cale Thomas: 956
10. Dale Blaney: 952
Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (6/25/2016):
1. Chad Kemenah: 2524
2. Dale Blaney: 2510
3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 2410
4. Cap Henry: 2360
5. T.J. Michael: 2328
6. Danny Holtgraver: 2320
7. Kraig Kinser: 2276
8. Lee Jacobs: 2212
9. Caleb Helms: 2136
10. Andrew Palker: 1978
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