Greg Wilson charged from 14th to finish third with Cody Darrah and point leader Daryn Pittman rounding out the top five.
Kaeding also earned the AllenBooth.com Indiana State Championship, which was based on the most combined points earned in World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series competition at Tri-State Speedway, Lawrenceburg Speedway and Kokomo Speedway.
“This thing started shaking with five or six laps go and it was actually about when Kyle crashed with the lapped car, and it was one of those things where it’s like ‘please don’t pop,’” said Kaeding, driver of the Roth Enterprises KPC. “We’re not running for points so we’re just here to get wins and try to piss everybody off.”
Stewart nearly pulled off the win with a final lap surge to the checkered flag.
“I led for a while and of course not having radios and rear view mirrors and all that stuff you never know how close they are to you and I went to the bottom to try to get around some lapped cars and Tim snuck by me,” said Stewart. “The double-file restarts can help you or hurt you with these guys, one helped me and a couple hurt me. I had one shot at it, I had a really good restart and got up against the wall on the back straight away and Larson got back around me.”
Wilson kept the pressure mounting after a quick run to the front from deep in the field.
“We got a couple of good restarts and got by four or five cars, twice,” said Wilson. “It’s good to run good against these guys. These guys are the best in the country and I’m just from a little farm town and all I’ve ever wanted to do is race sprint cars and I’ve been blessed to do that.”