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HOOSIER REMAINS UNDEFEATED 
AS SALDANA & LASOSKI WINNERS AT VOLUSIA

2-09-04

Joey Saldana after capturing the 1st of two wins at Volusia. (Photo courtesy of TWC and www.hoseheads.com.) BARBERVILLE, FL (February 6-8) -- Joey Saldana won twice and Danny Lasoski once at Volusia Speedway Park over the weekend continuing the Hoosier brand's dominance on the dirt tracks of Florida. Saldana won Friday's feature followed by Lasoski winning on Saturday night. The 410 Sprint racing at Volusia concluded on Sunday night with Joey Saldana winning the finale. All four nights of open-competition action, known as the Winter Nationals, were won by drivers using Hoosier tires. Greg Hodnett won the opener on Thursday evening using the purple tire brand. All but two drivers (all four nights) competed on USA-made Hoosier tires. Also competing during the weekend of racing at Volusia were the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the U.M.P. Modifieds. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is an open tire-rule venue while the U.M.P. Modified Series employs a Hoosier tire-rule.

FRIDAY
410 SPRINTS
BARBERVILLE, FL (February 6) -- In Friday night's feature race, Joey Saldana rode a Hoosier RD12/D12 (left rear/right rear) combination to victory lane at Volusia Speedway Park. Saldana was one of 22 of the 24 race starters competing on the Hoosier brand. That choice was rewarded as Team-Hoosier swept the top ten spots in the feature.

Following Saldana to the finish line was Danny Lasoski (D10/RD12), Fred Rahmer (D12/D12), Jeff Shepard (D12/D12), and Mark Smith (RD12/D12) in second through fifth, respectively. Craig Dollansky, Danny Smith, Lance Dewease, Shane Stewart and Terry McCarl rounded out the top ten.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODEL SERIES: 
EVENT #3
FINISH: 
  1.  Shannon Babb
  2.  Rick Eckert
  3.  Billy Moyer 
  4.  Dan Schlieper
  5.  Bart Hartman
  6.  Chub Frank
  7.  Dale McDowell
  8.  Tim McCreadie
  9.  Scott Bloomquist
10.  Jackie Boggs

U.M.P. MODIFIEDS:
FINISH: (62 Entries)
  1.  Gary Clark
  2.  Craig Thatcher
  3.  Mike Chasteen 
  4.  Joey Jenson
  5.  Scott Orr
  6.  Chuck Haga
  7.  Blake Jegtvig
  8.  Eddie Harmon
  9.  Jim Shereck
10.  Brian Hochkeurch

SATURDAY
410 SPRINTS
BARBERVILLE, FL (February 7) -- Danny Lasoski won Saturday's feature using a pair of Hoosier D10's on his left and right rear positions en route to taking the win. Lasoski was followed to the line by Joey Saldana (RD12/D12), Shane Stewart (RD12/D12), Jeff Shepard (D12/D12), and Greg Hodnett (RD12/D12). Completing the top ten were Lance Dewease, Mark Smith, Fred Rahmer, Danny Smith and Mike Erdley. All ten rode on Hoosier tires. 

U.M.P. MODIFIEDS:
FINISH: (67 Entries)
  1.  Brian Wolfmeier
  2.  Jim Sherek
  3.  Scott Orr 
  4.  Ron Barker
  5.  Craig Thatcher
  6.  Steve Wetter
  7.  Brian Shaw
  8.  Joey Jenson
  9.  Kevin Sexton
10.  Brett Dierks

SUNDAY
410 SPRINTS
BARBERVILLE, FL (February 8) -- The fourth and final night of racing in this year's 410 Sprints Winter Nationals was won by Joey Saldana using a Hoosier RD12/D12 combination won his season feature in the annual four-night event. Saldana finished ahead of Lance Dewease (RD12/D12), Jeff Shepard (D12/D12), Shane Stewart (RD12/D12), and Greg Hodnett (RD12/RD12). Rounding out the list of top-ten Hoosier-shod finishers were Danny Smith in sixth, Fred Rahmer in seventh, Jeremy Campbell in eighth and Mike Erdley in tenth.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODEL SERIES: 
EVENT #4
FINISH: 
  1.  Scott Bloomquist
  2.  Rick Eckert
  3.  Terry English 
  4.  Clint Smith
  5.  Dale McDowell
  6.  Billy Moyer
  7.  Robbie Blair
  8.  Dennis Erb, Jr.
  9.  Chub Frank
10.  Bart Hartman

Hoosier Open Wheel Dirt Product Manager Neil Cowman and Open Wheel Dirt Late Model Product Manager Shannon Rush attended all four nights of racing in Florida. For more information on the U.M.P. Series visit www.umpracing.com

      

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