Sprint Car Notes
By Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist
World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series
(Cocopah Speedway, Somerton, AZ) Twenty-five 410
Sprint Cars turned out to race the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint
Car Series at the Cocopah Speedway three/eighths of a mile dirt
track and it was Brian Brown of Kansas City, Missouri, who held the
field at bay, to score his big victory.
"We started in front. The track had a new coat of
rubber down on the track, making this a tricky race for all of us .
It was hard to know, how it would go. We knew it was going to be
good and bad. We just raced leading the way, hoping that we could
make it to the checkered flag, without incident, actually we thought
it would be good, even though there was rubber down. I want to thank
all my crew, all my family and all the fans that turned out here
tonight. Said Brown. ( Brown clocked in a 13.926 second lap in
qualifying scored in second in the third Heat Race and won the
Racing from an eighth place start in this feature
was Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND. Schatz also drove an error free race
and collected the checkered flag to earn his second place podium
" I have to say that the track was pretty pathetic
due to the rubber down. It was tough for all of us. Being able to
pass, was really not there. We just tried to get the best finish we
could. I'm going to try again when we take on the dirt track at
Phoenix, AZ." said Schatz. (Schatz clocked in a 14.047 second lap in
qualifying, scored in a second place finish in the first Heat Race,
took third in the Dash.)
Rounding out the top three finishers, was Brad Sweet
of Grass Valley, CA. Sweet had a front row start in second.
"I started in fifth and the track had rubber down. I
tried to find the best part of the track that I could. I wasn't sure
how good it would be. We managed to keep running good I moved up
into third, then dropped back into fourth. With three laps to go, I
managed to retake third place and scored a podium finish." said
Sweet. (Sweet clocked in a 13.529 second in qualifying, Sweet won
the First Heat Race and a fifth place finish in the Dash)
Jason Sides of Bartlett, Tenn. raced from a second
place start on the opening lap and raced the first nine laps in
third. The very next lap, second place was picked up by Schatz.
Sides was in third and Sweet rounded out the front four. As the
final laps scored, Sides d in fourth place finish. Sides claimed a
fifth place finish at the checkered. (Sides clocked in a 13.778
second lap in qualifying, Took second in the Dash, and Third in the
Heat Race ).
"A" Main: The fifth place finish went to, Paul
McMahan, followed by, Paul McMahan, Sheldon Haudenschild, David
Gravel, Ian Madsen, Parker Price-Miller, Rico Abreu, Logan
Schuchart, Jason Johnson, Joey Saldana, Daryn Pittman, Greg Wilswon,
Kraig Kinser, Shane Stewart, Dominic Scelzi, Brent Marks, Billy
Chester, Stevie Sussex, Austin Pierce, Clyde Knipp, Jacob Allen.
"B" Main: Marks, Allen, Chester, Pittman, Pierce,
Knipp, Cori Andrews.
DASH Finishes: Brown, Sides, Schatz, Haudenschild,
Heat #1: Sweet, Schatzx, Madsen, Gravel, Schuchart,
Sussex, Marks, Pittman, Knipp.
Heat #2: McMahan, Haudenschild,
Price-Miller,Johnson, Wilson, Kinser4, Allen, Pierce.
Heat #3: Sides, Brown, Stewart, Abreu, Saldana,
Scelzi, Chester, Andrews.
PLEASE NOTE: All information in this article, can
have changes or corrected if anything is incorrect.
(4/1/2017, Perris, CA) David Gravel of Watertown,
CT, reeled in the victory of the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint
Car Series "A" Main event at the Perris Auto Speedway, Perris, Ca.
Gravel had clocked in a 14.631 second lap in qualifying, won the
Second Heat Race, scored in second place of the Dash and had a front
row start in this thirty lap "A" Main Event, that he raced to
victory. What an amazing feat for Gravel and his team.
"This is my third win this season. The track tonight
took on rubber with ten laps in. I was glad that I could control the
track. It was pretty smooth. It feels good to win two in one week,
Out of twelve races I have finished four or five in the top five. I
just had to be patient and wait for it to play out. It's always
great to get a podium finish, especially with these guys (World of
Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series). I want to thank all of my crew,
Barry, Derek and Jack, plus all of our Sponsors." said Gravel.
Scoring in second place tonight was Brad Sweet of
Grass Valley, CA. Sweet also had a fantastic run tonight, clocking
in a 14.468 second lap in qualifying for fast time. won the Fiirst
Heat Race, went on to win the Dash and led out the thirty lap "A"
"It was not very good. It took on rubber. We had
only one shot at it. The track was like single file. It was the same
for all of us. In spite of that we were able to finish second." said
Sweet. Sweet recently put on a WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series race
at the Placerville Speedway Dirt Track in California, over seeing
all it takes to run a race, track conditions, seating, etc. It was a
very successful event at Placerville Speedway, thanks to Sweet.
It was Sheldon Haudenschild of Wooster, OH, who
reeled in third place at the line. Haudenschild in his "Rookie Year"
with the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series is showing that
he is a strong contender and some one to watch as race season
continues. "It was a good track. Some rubber went down and it got a
little tough towards the end. I want to thank all my sponsors and
all my guys." said Haudenschild.
When the green flag flew out to the "A" Main event,
it was Gravel who took on the lead, Sweet was in second, followed by
Haudenschild, Jason Johnson, Jason Sides, Ian Madsen, Shane Stewart,
Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman and Paul McMahan, the front ten in the
line-up of this race. With twenty laps still left go, a red flag
flew out, when Parker Price-Miller, rolled upside down in the second
turn. Price-Miller was okay but out of the race. The new green flag
called the field back into action, with Gravel, Sweet and
Haudenschild, still the front three, leading out this next lap. The
caution flag flies out again with eighteen laps yet to go. This time
it involved, Jason Johnson and Shane Stewart, both spinning out in
the fourth turn. Johnson restarts. Stewart's Sprint was put on the
hook and taken to see if they can fix it and return to the race.
Since they will have a limited time to get it able to return to the
track, it will be a "race" to continue in this event and yes it was
both Johnson and Stewart, tagging the rear of the field and were
ready to take the green.
With sixteen laps to go, Jared Goerges, driver of
the #9z flipped upside down just out of the first turn. Goerges was
okay but not sure if his sprint can return. After checking out his
sprint and found it to be okay Goerges returned to tag the rear of
Once again, the field crossed up to race out to the
green once more. Gravel and Sweet, both will look for the lead when
the green calls them into action. Gravel wins the lead, followed by
Sweet, Haudenschild, Schatz and Madsen, making up the front five.
The race stayed green until the checkered flag flew out. Gravel won
in the lead, Sweet took second, followed by, Haudenschild,Schatz,
Madsen, McMahan, Pittman, Sides, Carson Macedo, Greg Wilson, Joey
Saldana, Brian Brown, Logan Schuchart, Brent Marks, Jacob Allen,
Kraig Kinser, Shane Stewart, Stevie Sussex, Johnson, Malsam, Randy
Waitman, Jared Goerges, Parker-Miller, Brady Bacon.
"B" Main Finishes: Malsam, Wilson. Sussex, Allen,
Goreges, Waitman, Clyde Knipp, Cori Andrews.
DASH: Sweet, Gravel, Sides, Haudenschild, Stewart,
HEAT RACE FINISHES:
Heat #1: Sweet, Sides, Schatz, Pittman, Kinser,
Brown, Malsam, Wilson, Waitman.
Heat #2: Gravel, Stewart, Madsen, Saldana,
Schuchart, Sussex, Allen, Andrews.
Heat #3: Haudenschild, Johnson, Price-Miller,
McMahan, Macedo, Bacon, Goerges, Knipp.
PLEASE NOTE: All the information included here, is
(3/31//2017, Hanford, CA)
It was one big night at the Keller Auto Speedway,
Hanford, CA, for Logan Schuchart of Hanover , PA, who reeled in the
victory of this World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series,
thirty-five lap "A" Main event. Schuchart of Shark Racing, clocked
in a 13.273 second lap in qualifying, scored a fifth place finish in
the third Heat Race and started this race in nineteenth out of the
field of twenty-six 410 Sprints, on the opening lap of this
thirty-five lap event. What a tremendous effort this was for
Schuchart and his team.
"It was fun. I love slick tracks I was excited. I
could race all lines of the track. I want to thank, Chris Shutlock,
John Anthony White, My Grandfather and Jacob (Allen)" said
Schuchart. (Shuchart. clocked in a 13.273 in qualifying for eleventh
fast and finished in third in the Third Heat Race.
Ian Madsen of Australia, claimed a second place
podium finish, having had earned his second place start at the
opening Green Flag. When the green flag flew out to this twenty-six
field of 410 Sprints, it was a drag race start between James
McFadden also from Australia and Madsen who won the lead, holding
the twenty-five teams in this field of Sprints, at bay, right down
to the next to the last lap, when Schuchart caught him and made his
pass. It had to be disappointing to be so close to the win, but
Madsen said, "The track was good, though it was slick and rough in
spots. We had a good run. I want to send out a big thanks to all my
sponsors, including, Marty Thompson, Dells Tire Service, Newman's
Towing and Recovery and C&B Chuppy." said Madsen. Brad Sweet of
Grass Valley, CA, racing in ninth, in this "A" Main, that had just
three laps scored, went into the fourth turn wall, for the first
caution. Sweet was okay, but his Sprint was not, so he was out of
the race.ne more lap scored when the caution flew out again, this
time it was for Shane Stewart who had contact with the wall in he
second turn. Stewart was able to tag the rear of the wall. When the
next green flag flew out, it was a drag race start between Madsen
and Gravel, Madsen took the lead. Gravel was second and Rico Abreu
was in third. Dominic Scelzi flat tire and Sheldon Haudenschild went
into the work area. at this point it was decided to have single file
restarts. The track appeared to be very dry and dusty. There were
more cautions, that included Carson Macedo's front tire going down,
plus Shane Stewart and Tim Kaeding, both having to tag the rear of
the field. Madsen mean while dominated the lead as the laps counted
down and it truly looked that the win was his, then Logan made his
challenge forward and had the lead in time to take the checkered
flag and the win.
It was Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND. who was the hard
charger, having started this "A" Main in twenty-first and worked his
way forward to earn yet another podium finish. "The track was slick,
it was real hard to race any where. It was really tricky and it was
hard to see where it was better. It's just the way it went and we
made it here." said Schatz.
Fourth place went to David Gravel, followed by
McFadden, Jason Sides, Greg Wilson, Sheldon Haudenschild, Kyle
Hirst, Shane Stewart, Kraig Kinser, Brent Marks, Jason Johnson,
Carson Macedo, Paul McMahan, Cory Eliason, Parker Price-Miller, Joey
Saldana, Dominic Scelzi, Daryn Pittman, Brian Brown, D J Netto, Tim
Kaeding, Bud Kaeding.
DASH FINISHES: McFadden, Madsen, Jason Johnson,
Saldana, Stewart, Abreu, Sweet, Price-Miller.
"B": Main Finishes: Schatz, Netto, Sides, Pittman,
Brady Bacon, Wilson, Sean Watts, Kinser, Jacob Allen, Tayler Malsam,
Clyde Knipp, Jared Goerges.
Heat #1: Sweet, Price-Miller, Gravel, T. Kaeding, B,
Kaeding, Schatz, Pittman, Allen.
Heat #2: Stewart, Johnson, McMahan, Macedo, Brown,
Sides, Wilson, Goerges.
Heat #3: Saldana, Madsen, Hirst, Marks, Schuchart.
Kinser, Malsam, Netto.
Heat #4: Abreu, McFadden, Haudenschild, Eliason,
Scelzi, Bacon, Watts, Knipp.
(3/29/2017, Placerville, CA) David Gravel of
Watertown, CT. reeled in a mega victory, racing the World of Oultaw
Sprint Car Series at the quarter mile Placerville Speedway Dirt
Track, Placerville, CA.
Gravel clocked in a 10.467 second lap for fast time
in the "A" qualifying set, won the first Heat Race and scored in
second in the Dash, for an amazing run this night.
"It's always fun to win. The track was good at the
top and on the bottom. When a caution flag flew out, Rico Abreu, was
in the lead and had been racing at the top. When the race went back
to green, it was then, I was able to race pass Abreu to take the
lead." said Gravel, in this Forty Lap "A" Main event.
Rico Abreu of Napa Valley, CA, drove a great race as
well, having clocked in a 10.551 second run in the second segment of
qualifying, to earn third fast, a second place finish in the third
Heat Race and a fifth place finish in the Dash, that earned Abreu's
fifth starting position at the opening green flag in the "A" Main.
Abreu drove a great race and took the checkered flag to score his
second place finish.
"It's good to be back here and so good to see all
the people that came out here tonight. I want to thank everyone, my
family, my team and this great turn out of fans. It's a really good
night." said Abreu.
Rounding out the top three finishers is Brad Sweet,
(A World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series, Regular Driver) of Grass
Valley, CA. A big thank you, must go out to Sweet for his amazing
accomplishment of putting this race on here in Placerville. In
addition to the, $15,000. being donated to the local Boys and Girls
Club in Placerville, CA. Sweet was here the day before the event
over seeing the track and back early on this race day.
"It's been a long day! It's good to be back . I love
all the people who come out and all the sponsors." said Sweet.
It definitely was an amazing turn out of fans
tonight, most likely one of the largest groups ever that has turned
out here for sprint car racing.
Also driving tonight was Kyle Larson of Elk Grove,
who's currently a full time NASCAR Cup series driver of the #42
Chevrolet SS for Chip Ganassi Racing. I believe this is Larson's
fourth full time NASCAR Season (but I could be wrong.) It was great
to see him back in a Sprint Car, if only for one night.
Everything about this night of Sprint Car Racing was
amazing, from having the biggest crowd of fans ever, that I can
think of at this track, plus the great Sprint Car Teams, the great
weather, it definitely was the place to be.
"A:" Main Finishes: Gravel, Abreu, Sweet, Greg
Wilson, Kyle Hirst, Daryn Pittman, Sheldon Haudenschild, Bud
Kaeding, Jason Sides, Jason Johnson, Joey Saldana, Donny Schatz,
Brent Marks, Andy Foresberg, Logan Schuchart, Tim Kaeding, Carson
Macedo, Ian Madsen, Paul McMahan, Kraig Kinser, James McFadden,
Shane Stewart, Brian Brown, Kyle Larson, Shane Golobic, Brady Bacon.
"B" Main: Macedo, McFadden, Schuchart, D J Netto,
Chase Johnson, Schatz, Willie Croft, Shane Golobic, Mason Moore,
Saldana, Parker Price-Miller, Justin Cox.
"C" Main: Saldana, Netto, Sean Becker, Jacob Allen,
Tayler Malsam, Kaleib Henry, Clyde Knipp.
DASH: Stewart, Gravel, B. Kaeding, Pittman, Abreu,
Wilson, Sweet, J. Johnson.
Heat #1: Gravel, B. Kaeding, Sides, Brown, Bacon,
Schatz, Cox, Malsam, Macedo.
Heat #2: Stewart, Wilson, Haudenschild, Kinser,
McMahan, Henry, Knipp, C. Johnson, Moore.
Heat #3: J. Johnson, Abreu, Kyle Hirst, Forsberg, T.
Kaeding, Netto, Becker, Golobic, Croft.
Heat #4: Pittman, Sweet, Marks, K. Larsen, Madsen,
Price-Miller, Saldana, Allen, Schuchart.
PLEASE NOTE: All above is not official.
PS: Hope it was a great time for everyone.
(3/25/2017, Stockton, CA) It was a big night at the
Stockton Dirt Track, located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds,
CA, for Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA, who raced an error free "A"
Main Event, to score the victory of this thirty lap, World of Outlaw
Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Sweet had clocked in a 13.089 second
lap in qualifying, for second fast time of the night, won the Second
Heat Race, scored in second, in the Dash earning a front row start
in this big "A" Main Event. Second at the line, went to Donny Schatz
of Fargo, ND, followed by Shane Stewart. There were Thirty-Six
Sprint Car Teams that rolled in to compete in this WoO Craftsman
Sprint Car series event, adding to the excitement.
It was a drag race start between Sweet and Jason
Sides of Bartlett, TN, when the Green Flag flew out to this
twenty-five field of 410 Sprints, with Sides taking the lead. Sides
had clocked in a 13.104 second lap in qualifying, won the fourth
Heat race and won the Dash, that earned Sides the pole position in
this feature event. It was Sides who led out the opening lap, but as
fate would have it, a caution flag flew out for Logan Schuchart, who
was racing in seventh at the time with mechanical problems, which
finished Schucharts run.
The Green flag flew out once more and this time it
was Sweet who won the drag race start, taking the lead, Sides took
second followed by Schatz, Shane Stewart and Brian Brown, that were
racing in the front five. With twenty-four laps, yet to go, the
caution flew out again, Sides had mechanical problems which ended
his run, James McFadden, racing in sixteenth at the time, made a
trip to the pits, but returned to the race.
The new green flag flew out and it was now Sweet,
Schatz, Stewart, Brown, Jason Johnson, Daryn Pittman, David Gravel,
Ian Madsen, Cory Eliason, and Brent Marks, that made up the front
ten. With twenty-one laps yet to go, the caution flew out again, for
Carson Macedo, who had stopped on the track, most likely, mechanical
problems. Sweet led the field back in action with twenty-one laps to
go. Schatz was in second with Stewart, Brown and Jason Johnson,
rounding out the front five. The next thing you saw was the red flag
flying out. McFadden had flipped on the front stretch. McFadden was
okay. Though multiple teams used this flag to go into the pits to
check out their sprints knowing they would tag the rear of the field
based on whwn they returned. At this point, there were approximately
twenty sprints left in the field to race.
When the next green flag flew out, it was a single
file restart, with the Sweet, Schatz, Stewart, Brown, Pittman and
Gravel, the first five.
With five more laps scored, the red flag flew out
for Jason Johnson, who was racing out of the third turn, flipped his
sprint over. Johnson was okay, but had to be disappointed, as he was
racing in fourth at the time.
The laps continued to count down until the checkered
flew out to Sweet, with Schatz, Stewart, J. Johnson Brown, Gravel,
Pittman, Rico Abreu, Madsen, Marks and Tim Kaeding rounding out the
Eleventh went to, Cory Eliason, followed by, Carson
Macedo, Paul McMahan, Sheldon Haudenschild, McFadden, Greg Wilson,
Kraig Kinser, Jason Johnson, Dominic Scelzi, Bud Kaeding, Joey
Saldana, Kyle Hirst, Williw Croft, Jason Sides, Logan Schuchart.
"B" Main Finishes: Hirst, Netto, Marks, Shane
Golobic, Scelzi, T. Kaeding, K. Kinser, Mitchell Faccinto, Chase
Johnson, Mason Moore, Clyde Knipp, Parker Price=Miller, Sean Watts,
"C" Main: C. Johnson, Watts, Brady Bacon, Taylor
Malsam, Kalib Henry, Jake Morgan, Jacob Allen.
Sides, Sweet, Stewart, Schatz, J. Johnson, B. Brown,
Heat #1: Stewart, Schatz, Saldana, Croft, G. Wilson,
C. Johnson, T. Kaeding, Miller, Golobic, Allen.
Heat #2: Sweet, I. Madsen, Gravel, Eliason, Abreu,
Hirst, Bacon, Kinser, Netto, Morgan.
Heat #3: J. Johnson, Schuchart, Haudenschild,
Pittman, Scelzi, Faccinto, B. Kaeding, Watts, Moore, Henry.
Heat #4: Sides, Brown, McFadden, McMahan, Marks,
Macedo, Cox, Malsam, Knipp.
PLEASE NOTE, ALL INFORMATION, RESULTS, ETC. ARE NOT
Next WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series race on the
scheduled, is 3/29/2017 at Placerville Speedway, Placerville, CA
(3/17/2017, Tulare, California)
It was another World of Oulaw Craftsman Sprint Car
Series amazing event with David Gravel of Watertown, CT, racing into
the lead with just a hand full of laps to go of this thirty-five lap
"A" Main, to win this first night of the two night event at the
Thunderbowl Raceway, Tulare, CA.
"We had a couple of good laps and everything went
the way I wanted it to. I wasn't going to fuel out with five to go."
Gravel had clocked in a 12.889 second lap in
qualifying, scored in second in the Second Heat Race and started the
"A" Main in fourth
Scoring in the runner up position was Shane Stewart
of Bixby, OH. Stewart had a totally awesome race going, as he took
the lead on the opening lap, holding the balance of the field at
bay, through out this event, until the final five laps. Stewart had
clocked in a 12.704 second lap in qualifying, reeled in the lead of
the second Heat Race and won the Dash.
"The track was really good. We definitely made some
good passes. Some cautions helped us and some did not. Gravel had a
really good car. I didn't know what I should try to hold him off."
Earning a podium finish, as he took the checkered
flag in third, Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA, said, "I had a pretty
good car. The track was a little rough but it was good and we could
pass. Gravel did a good job." said Sweet. (Sweet clocked in a 12.663
second lap in qualifying, won the second Heat Race and scored a
third place finish in the Dash.
Scoring in fourth at the line was Sheldon
Haudenschild of Wooster, OH, racing his first season with the World
of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Haudenschild clocked in a
12.981 lap in qualifying, scored a fifth place finish in the third
Heat Race and started this "A" Main in nineteenth. A great start for
Sheldon to earn the Rookie of year, in his first season to race with
the WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series.
"The track was really good. I got a good restart We
definitely got some passing in, including Donny Schatz and James
McFadden. I just didn't quite get closer to the front." said
McFadden scored Scored in fifth, followed by Logan
Schuchart, Schatz, Kyle Hirst, Paul McMahan, Tim Kaeding, Daryn
Pittman, Dominic Scelzi, Ian Madsen, Brent Marks, Mitchell Faccinto,
Chase Johnson, Terry McCarl, Jason Johnson, Joey Saldana, D J Netto,
Rico Abreu, Bud Kaeding, Willie Croft, Brian Brown, Carson Macedo
and Jason Solwold.
"B" Main Finish: Solwold, Scelzi, Netto, B. Kaeding,
Jason Sides, Kevin Thomas, Jr., Cory Eliason, Joey Saldana, Greg
Wilson, J. Johnson, Sean Watts, Kraig Kinser, Clyde Knipp, Cori
Andrews, Parker Price-Miller, Jacob Allen. The top four finishers
transferred into the "A" Main, ( Joey Saldana and Jason Johnson used
DASH: Stewart, Schatz, Sweet, Gravel, Pittman,
McFadden, Abreu, Schuchart.
Heat #1: Pittman, Abreu, Ian Madsen, McMahan,
Faccinto, Solwold, Sides, Saldana, Watts.
Heat #2: Sweet, Gravel, T. Kaeding, Hirst, McCarl,
J. Johnson, Thomas Jr., Price-Miller, Knipp.
Heat #3: Stewart, McFadden, Brown, C. Johnson,
Haudenschild, B. Kaeding, Netto, Eliason, Wilson.
Heat#4: Schatz, Schuchart, Macedo, Croft, Marks,
Scelzi, Allen, Andrews, K. Kinser.
Please note: All information in this message, could
change, be incorrect, etc.
(3/10/2017) It was another big night for Donny
Schatz of Fargo, North Dakota, racing the World of Outlaws Craftsman
Sprint Car Series, scored yet another victory, as he took on the Las
Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt track. Schatz, one of many top sprint car
drivers definitely is amazing on the track.
When the green flag flew out for the start of this
thirty lap "A" Feature event, it was Logan Schuchart who raced into
the lead, Rico Abreu took on second with Schatz, David Gravel and
Kerry Madsen, the top five out of this field of the twenty-five
Sprints in the race.
Schuchart, claimed the first lead of this thirty-lap
"A" Main, Schatz was in second, followed by Rico Abreu, the top
The first caution flew out when Brent Marks spun out
as he raced into the second lap mid way, between the first and
second turn, he was able to tagged the rear of the field, as the
Sprints were crossing up.
When the green flew out , Schuchart took the lead
again, Abreu was in second with Schatz, Brian Brown, David Gravel,
Kerry Madsen, Shane Stewart, Brad Sweet, Greg Wilson, Daryn Pittman
and Ian Madsen, the first eleven of the field racing to the new
Mean while, it was still a separate race going on in
this race, as Schatz and Abreu, kept racing to have the lead, with
both of them scoring laps in front during the race.
Schuchart , still in the lead, managed to catch the
rear of the field and Schatz, running in second, saw his chance at
the lead, if he could manage to get by Schuchart, who was just a
nose to tail in front of him. Schatz played it smart, making his
move when the chase could swap their positions without anyone losing
more than a switch of positions, Schatz, earned the lead.
With five laps yet to go, Schatz still looked to
have a strong hold on the lead, though Abreu wasn't giving up. As
the distance between Schatz and Abreu had narrowed down, time was
As the last lap appeared, it was Schatz who scored
yet another victory, Abreu took second followed by Schuchart, Brown,
Sweet, I. Madsen, K. Madsen, Pittman, Kraig Kinser, Brent Marks,
Carson Macedo, Greg Wilson, Paul McMahan, Terry McCarl, Jason Sides,
Mark Dobmeier, Sheldon Haudenschild, Jacob Allen, Joey Saldana,
Jason Johnson, Tim Shaffer, Willie Croft.
"B" Main finishes went to: Marks, Allen, Dobmeier,
Price-Miller, top four finishers who transferred into the "A" Main
event. Finishing in fifth in this "B" Main, are, Kevin Thomas, Jr.,
James McFadden, Bud Kaeding, Josh Baughman, Jason Solwold, D J
Netto, Dominic Selzi, Parker Price-Miller, Aaron Ruetzel, Clyde
"C" Main finishes went to: McFadden, Netto, Shawn
Dancer, Brady Bacon, Skylar Gee, Robbie Price, Lance Norick, Cori
Andrews, Randy Waitman.
DASH Finishes: Logan Schuchart, Donny Schatz, Rico
Abreu, David Gravel, Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown, Kraig Kinser, Greg
Heat #1: K. Madsen, Abreu, I. Madsen, Saldana,
Croft, Macedo, Solwold, Dancer, Allen, Price, Andreos.
Heat #2: Wilson, Brown, Shaffer, McMahan, McCarl,
McFadden, Baughman, Scelzi, Thomas, Jr., Gee.
Heat #3: Gravel, Schuchart, Sweet, Pittman, Stewart,
Dobmeier, Netto, Price-Miller, Knipp, Waitman.
Heat #4: Shatz, Kinser, Sides, Johnson,
Haudenschild, Reutzel, Marks, Kaeding, Bacon, Norwick.
Please Note: All information in this race run down,
is not official....
(3/09/2017, Las Vegas, NV) Donny Schatz of Fargo,
North Dakota, reeled in yet another victory in this new season of
the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series, racing the half
mile dirt track oval at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Nevada.
Schatz clocked in a 14.040 second lap in qualifying,
finished in second in the first Heat Race, scored in a fourth place
finish in the Dash, then was on his way to this victory, in this
first of the two nights of Sprint Car Racing.
"I figured I'd did my best. The track was a bit rough in places, I
just had to do the best that I could. I know I can win races, I just
have to go for it. I try to put on a good show for the fans. I hope
to come back tomorrow night and have a good run." said Schatz.
Second place went to Brian Brown of Grain Valley,
MO, clocked in a 13.903 second lap in qualifying for second fast of
the night. Then Brown went on to win the Third Heat Race and
followed that up with a second place finish in the Dash."
"We had a good race. Being on the podium is always good" said Brown
Third place was captured by Rico Abreu of Calistoga, CA. Abreu
started the Main Event in the twenty-first spot in the line up. The
green flag flew out and Abreu was on the gas, having an error free
charge to score his podium finish.
"We had a good car. It was really fast. My restarts were good. I'm
very pleased with our finish." said Abreu.
Abreu definitely was the amazing hard charger of this race. It was
an unbelievable feat.
Fourth place went to Jason Johnson, followed by Logan Schuchart, Ian
Madsen, Kraig Kinser, Kerry Madsen, Shane Stewart, Sheldon
Haudenschild, Brad Sweet, Joey Saldana, Brent Marks, Daryn Pittman,
Brady Bacon, David Gravel, Greg Wilson, Carson Macedo, Josh
Baughman, Paul McMahan, Aaron Reutzel, Jason Sides, Dominic Scelzi,
Terry McCarl and Mark Dobemeier.
"B" Main Finishes went to Rico Abreu, Dominic
Scelzi, Brady Bacon, Terry McCarl, James McFadden, Kevin Thomas,
Jr., Tim Shaffer, Jason Solwold, Jacob Allen, Willie Croft, Bud
Kaeding, D J Netto, Clyde Knipp, Parker Price-Miller.
"C" Main: James McFadden, Shawn Dancer, Skyler Gee,
Robbie Price, Randy Waitman, Cori Andrews, Lance Norick, Jared
DASH: Shane Stewart, Brian Brown, Ian Madsen, Donny
Schatz, Jason Johnson, Joey Saldana, Logan Schuchart, Sheldon
Heat #1: J. Johnson, Schatz, Kinser, Reutzel,
Macedo, Abreu, Solwold, Kaeding, Netto, Goerges, Waitman.
Heat #2: I. Madsen, Schuchart, Wilson, Sides, Baughman, Thomas, Jr.,
Allen, Price-Miller, Gee, Andrews.
Heat #3: Brown, Saldana,Pittman,K. Madsen, Dobmeier, Mccarl, Croft,
Price, Norwick,Dancer, Shaffer.
Heat #4: S. Stewart, Haudenschild, Sweet, Gravel, Marks, McMahan,
Scelzi, Bacon, McFadden, Knipp.
The fast qualifier at tonights event was set by Jason Johnson, who
clocked in a 13.875 second lap.
PLEASE Note: All information in this press release
may not be official.
(Scheduled tonight is the second and final night of
this event, at this point, to the best of my knowledge)