Kaeding Nabs Big Vegas Payday

Las Vegas, NV-March 8 – Tim Kaeding outdueled Jason Sides in the final laps to claim the $10,000 World of Outlaws victory Thursday night at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, surviving a rough night in which the main event was slowed nine times under the caution flag.

“It’s always a hard-fought battle when you start up front and can stay up front with the Outlaws, ” Kaeding said after making a last minute decision to attend the event. “We weren’t expecting to come here but tonight we just got lucky and went out and enjoyed ourselves.”

Kaeding led for all but two of the 30-laps that made up the main event while fast qualifier Chad Kemenah briefly paced the seventh and eighth circuits before giving way to Kaeding.

A Cody Darrah spin as the leaders raced to the white flag, set up a final dash to the checkered flag with Jason Sides doing his best to challenge Kaeding for the win but Kaeding proved to be too strong and charged to the win.

Steve Kinser finished in third place just ahead of Kemenah in fourth while Brian Brown rebounded from getting caught jumping the start on the first lap to finish fifth. Sammy Swindell took the checkered flag in sixth and Jason Meyers finished seventh. Defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart finished eighth after dealing with a flat tire on lap 23 while Donny Schatz and Kraig Kinser rounded out the top ten.

The nine caution flags included a red flag period incurred when Kerry Madsen flipped in turn one following a lap 23 restart.

Sammy Swindell, Kerry Madsen, and Craig Dollansky claimed heat race wins while Tim Kaeding won the dash, netting him the pole position for the main event. Chad Kemenah topped qualifying by touring the speedway in 15.093 seconds.

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