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FUELED BY DESIRE: Loss of 2019 championship not changing Schatz’s competitive nature
2019 was a learning year for Schatz who went through changes on and off the racetrack

CONCORD, NC – Nov. 20, 2019 – Donny Schatz experienced several highs and lows on and off the track in 2019. Some changed his view on life, but none have changed who he is or his desire to win.

After a stretch of winning five championships in-a-row – and collecting at least 20 wins each year – the 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion lost the 2019 championship by four points to Brad Sweet – the closest championship battle in the Series’ history.

The loss isn’t fueling his quest to win the 2020 championship, though.

“I’m not fueled by anything someone else does,” said Schatz, of Fargo, N.D. “I don’t need that sort of motivation. I don’t need to race out here, I love racing out here. I’ve won everything I’ve wanted to win. I’m going to come back and just try to be competitive and do it again. That’s what motivates me.

“Losing. Winning. Neither one of them put me in one bad spot or good spot. It doesn’t define me. I’ve probably let it define me over time. I can tell you I’ve learned a lot this year on a personal side of things. You know what, at the end of the day, this isn’t the most important thing in this world. That’s been good for me to learn. I still love what I do, don’t get me wrong. I still want to race here until they shove me in a box. But I just take a little different approach at it now.”

Schatz was in a crash while racing a Sprint Car in Australia last year and he said, at the time, he thought 2018 couldn’t get any worse. Four days later he woke up to a phone call that his dad had cancer.

Schatz admitted there were probably times the lows affected how the team operated. However, they’re behind him now.

“Yeah, it’s been a tough year but what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” Schatz said. “And cancer hasn’t taken my dad, so I’ll be stronger and so will he.”

This year was still a consistent year for Schatz and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team. He won 11 races – now only six wins away from his 300th career win. Collected 48 top-five finishes – 35 of them podium finishes (most of the year). Finished outside the top-10 seven times in 72 starts. And won the most Drydene Heat Races and DIRTVision Fast Pass Dashes.

One positive from 2019 that Schatz is looking forward to continuing next year is having the new Ford FPS 410 engine – which his former crew chief Ricky Warner helped develop. In seven races with the new engine, Schatz won two races and collected six podium finishes. He’ll have the Ford for the entire 2020 schedule.

“Right now, I have all the faith in the world what’s happening with that motor,” Schatz said. “It’s actually helped us in this championship fight. But it did cause us to neglect what was going on with our other stuff because we didn’t know what the timeline was. It is what it is. It’s business. It’s just like any other thing you do. Tony (Stewart) always makes the right calls. He’s a great leader. He knew when it was time. He made the right decision.”

He added that initially Warner was not happy about being moved from his crew chief role to helping develop the engine – a decision Schatz had a hand in. It created bad blood between the two, however that’s faded now. “I think [Warner] realized we wouldn’t be in this position without him,” Schatz said.

Even though Sweet beat Schatz for the 2019 title, Schatz said that doesn’t change their relationship. He may not call Sweet to go out for a beer if he’s in town, he joked, but called his competitor a friend.

He gave an example from 2018 when after a race at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 he offered Sweet a ride in his plane to Knoxville, Iowa for the upcoming Knoxville Nationals. Sweet accepted and then went on to hold off Schatz for his first Knoxville Nationals victory. A year later the same scenario arose. Schatz, again, offered Sweet a ride.

“He goes, ‘Well I didn’t think you’d want to go.’ I said, ‘You think because we’re racing for a championship that I’m going to change the way I am?’ I mean, I’m good at being an asshole, but I’m not that good at being an asshole,” Schatz said with a smirk. “So, I gave him a ride again. He sat up front with me. We got a selfie together. There’s a lot of respect there between us.”

Schatz isn’t upset with his 2019 season, however, he’d “like to be happier,” he said. That hasn’t changed his desire to win. It's always there.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will begin its 2020 season Feb. 7-9 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. for the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford.

 

 

THE DUDE AND THE KID: Mason Daniel joining World of Outlaws full-time in 2020 with mentor Danny Lasoski
Daniel, 19, will field his own team with Lasoski at the helm in his World of Outlaws rookie season

CONCORD, NC – Nov. 14, 2019 – Do you remember what you were doing at 19 years old? Maybe early stages of college. Maybe minimum wage job. Probably still driving your first low budget car.

In 2020, 19-year-old Mason Daniel, of Springville, Calif., will join the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series as a full-time rookie contender with his own Mason Daniel Racing team.

He’s had a short racing career, so far, running his first Sprint Car race at the end of 2017. He picked up two wins in a 360 c.i. Sprint Car in 2018 and then transitioned to 410 c.i. cars this year, starting nine races with the World of Outlaws in 2019. He earned a career best 15th place finish at Dodge City Raceway Park in September.

The teenager is well aware of his experience level. His hope is to play the long game, learning from the stars of the Series throughout the 90-plus race schedule each year.

“I think you realize if you want to be the best you have to race with the best and obviously that’s the World of Outlaws,” Daniel said. “You’re not going to be competitive right away, especially against those guys. Either you wait a couple of years and then get your butt kicked or you start at it now and eventually in a couple of years you’re good enough to run with them. The sooner we start racing with them the better we’ll be in the long run.”

By his side for the whole tour as mentor and crew chief will be 2001 World of Outlaws champion Danny “The Dude” Lasoski. The 122-time World of Outlaws winner has been working with Daniel the past two years, serving as his Mr. Miyagi in the Sprint Car world.

It’s a role Lasoski said he knew he wanted to take on when he was done racing. He met Daniel a few years ago when the teenager and his father lent him an engine to run Trophy Cup in California. Daniel helped work on his car and the two became acquainted. When Daniel told Lasoski his plan to race winged and non-winged Sprint Cars in California, Lasoski proposed an alternative plan. He suggested Daniel move to the Midwest to race winged Sprint Cars only and offered to mentor him.

Soon after, Daniel relocated his team to Missouri.

“He had a desire,” Lasoski said. “He wasn’t a here today, gone tomorrow kind of kid… His father came to me and said, 'The end goal is Mason wants to be a professional race car driver and be a Donny Schatz.' I said, ‘Well, the only way to do it is to race with the best of the best, night in night out.’ The bottom line is you’re going to get your ass kicked. Everybody does. I did. But to be the best you have to beat the best. That’s how we got this whole thing going.”

Lasoski acknowledged that Daniel is being “thrown to the wolves” next year, but his young driver understands that. He’s embraced it and is taking his preparations seriously.

“It’s refreshing to be honest with you, because I see it every single day,” Lasoski said. “He works in the shop with us every day. And I told him that I’m not interested in doing this if he’s not as interested as I was. He works out every day. I told him this is going to be a grind. You’re going to have to be prepared for it. He’s doing everything we’re asking and he’s learning every day just like the rest of us. The first time you think you know everything is the first time you’re going to get your ass kicked.”

Five years ago, Daniel knew nothing about racing or what a Sprint Car even was. He just wanted to drive his grandfather’s 1969 Chevelle. That desire turned into a bet by his father, who half-jokingly said he couldn’t drive the Chevelle until he drove a family member’s race car. Daniel took the bet and is now a World of Outlaws driver and team owner.

“It’s definitely overwhelming. In a good way,” Daniel said. “A little nerve-racking and such. Definitely looking forward to it a lot. The pleasure of racing Sprint Cars with these guys definitely relieves the stress of everything.”

He’s excited for the travel and to visit new tracks. However, the nine-month schedule of racing across more than 20 states will be an adjustment for he and Lasoski, who hasn’t raced full-time with the World of Outlaws for about 10 years. One of the toughest aspects Daniel will have to deal with is the mental highs and lows a driver goes through during the long season, Lasoski said.

“It’s not only hard on Mason, and every one that supports him, but it’s hard on the crew and everybody to stay focused and not get down on each other and stay positive,” Lasoski said. “I say, ‘Hey, we may not have done good tonight, but tomorrow is another night.’ Because the moral I’m trying to instill in my guys is, when the checkered flag falls, there’s nothing, and I mean nothing, any of us can do about the results. We just have to come back and work harder.”

Daniel’s goal for 2020 is to learn as much as he can and try to make his way into the top-10 and top-five on a regular basis. He said, Lasoski told him once he’s running up front, a win will eventually come.

“We’d just like to bridge that gap and run competitively with those guys,” Daniel said.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will begin its 2020 season Feb. 7-9 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. for the DIRTcar Nationals.

 

 

 

CROWNING PRESENTATION: World of Outlaws Champion Brad Sweet, Fellow Drivers Honored At 2019 Banquet

Close to $600,000 awarded to the 13 full-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car drivers and teams

CONCORD, NC – Nov. 11, 2019 – The 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series class of drivers traded their motley fire suits for classy jacket and tie attire to be honored Sunday night at the Series’ banquet.

Less than 24 hours after Brad Sweet secured his first World of Outlaws championship – in the closest points battle in the Series’ history by beating Donny Schatz by four points – the Grass Valley, Calif. driver was on stage with team owner Kasey Kahne, accepting his championship trophy and $150,000 check.

“It’s a dream come true to win a World of Outlaws championship,” Sweet said. “To stand up here as a champion is something I dreamed about as a little kid. I went to the Gold Cup (at Silver Dollar Speedway), that was my big race, every single season. I watched Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Donny Schatz. Listened to Johnny Gibson (veteran World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series announcer). Basically, my whole life is this. I never really dreamed I’d stand up here. I never even dreamed I would be a World of Outlaws driver let alone a champion.”

Sweet brought Kasey Kahne Racing its second World of Outlaws championship. The team won its first in 2013 with Daryn Pittman – now the second closest points battle in the Series history with Pittman edging Schatz for the title by 14 points. It’s an accomplishment Kahne cherishes.

“To see what Brad, (crew chief) Eric (Prutzman), (and crew members) Andrew (Bowman) and Joe (Mooney) did throughout the season, start to finish, couldn’t be more proud of those guys,” Kahne said. “We worked really hard for years to win and try to win a championship and they’re just so hard to come by.”

Prutzman was named Crew Chief of the Year. KKR’s chassis builder, Maxim Racing, won the Chassis Builder of the Year Award and the team’s engine builder, Cappetta Engines, won the Engine Builder of the Year Award.

Along with the remaining 12 full-time drivers and teams being honored for their finish in the final 2019 standings, several other special awards were handed out throughout the night.

Series sponsor NOS Energy Drink presented the new NOS Energy Drink Human Horsepower Award, accompanied with a $2,500 check, to fan favorite Jacob Allen for his dedication and passion to the sport. An emotional Allen stole the heart of everyone in the crowd with an honest and compassionate speech about family and his racing mentality. The Hanover, Pa. driver also had the quote of the evening.

“I don’t have an Outlaw win, but I’ll take a nice big check,” he said with a chuckle.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car iRacing champion Alex Bergeron was honored with his $15,200 check and Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing crew member Drew Brenner was presented the Jason Johnson Sportsman for the exuberant passion and positive attitude he brings to every race.

Carson Macedo was officially named the 2019 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year. He joked that each race Johnny Gibson would announce him as the “leading rookie contender,” but he was the only contender this year.

“It was a great year,” Macedo said. “Growing up as a kid my dream was to be a World of Outlaws Sprint Car driver… I remember watching Steve Kinser, Donny Schatz race every night and think I would really love to be in that position to drive for a team like Kyle Larson Racing and to put my mark on the sport as a World of Outlaws Sprint Car driver.”

Schatz’s father, Danny Schatz, was honored with the Ted Johnson Memorial Award for his years of dedication and contribution to Sprint Car racing.

The 10-time Series champion’s runner-up finish in points this season was his 14th consecutive year finishing either first or second in the Series standings. Schatz didn’t hide his emotions when talking about his season. He joked he wished Prutzman invited him as his date so he could sit at the champion’s team because he wanted to sit there that badly.

“Twenty-three years I’ve been here,” Schatz said. “It’s a fast pace life. It consumes you. When you want to be on top, you focus. You do whatever. It gets the best of you. There’s been challenges this year… I made changes for the better. I’m proud of myself for that.”

After David Gravel was honored with finishing third in points for the fourth year in-a-row, Jason Johnson Racing team owner, Bobbi Johnson, confirmed Monday that the team will be back full-time with the World of Outlaws in 2020 and Gravel will return for his second season with the team.

“I’m proud of my season,” Gravel said. “I’m proud of what JJR brought to the race track every week… And we’ll see you at Volusia.”

The stars of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will be back in new clean fire suits Feb. 7-9 for the season opening DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida. Get tickets and more information.

FINAL 2019 STANDINGS/PAYOUT
1 – Brad Sweet/Kasey Kahne Racing, $150,000
2 – Donny Schatz/ Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, $75,000
3 – David Gravel/Jason Johnson Racing, $55,000
4 – Daryn Pittman/Roth Motorsports, $50,000
5 – Logan Schuchart/Shark Racing, $45,000
6 – Carson Macedo/Kyle Larson Racing, $41,000
7 – Sheldon Haudenschild/Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing, $37,500
8 – Ian Madsen/KCP Racing, $34,000
9 – Shane Stewart/CJB Motorsports, $32,000
10 – Brent Marks/Brent Marks Racing, $30,000
11 – Kraig Kinser/Kinser Racing, $20,000
12 – Jacob Allen/Shark Racing, $15,000
13 – Jason Sides/Sides Motorsports, $14,000

FINAL 2019 STATS
There were 72 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (19 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 16
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 12
3– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 11
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 8
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
6 – Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
7 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (46 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 29
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 26
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 22
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 21
5 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 18
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 17
7 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 16
8 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 10
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 10
9 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 8
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 8
10 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 7
11 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 5
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 5
12 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 4
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 4
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 4
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 4
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 4
13 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 2
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 2
14 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1
– Willie Croft, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Tony Stewart, Columbus, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Montieth, Phoenixville, Pa. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Justin Sanders, Watsonville, Calif. – 1
– Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, Wash. – 1
– Logan Seavey, Sutter, Calif. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, Pa. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (29 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 10
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 9
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 8
4 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 5
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
6 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 3
7 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
8 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Jeff Swindell, Memphis, Tenn. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, Wash. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tenn. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (39 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 4
2 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 3
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
3 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
4 – Cale Conley, Vienna, W.Va. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– T.J. Stutts, Liverpool, Pa. – 1
– Cory Haas, York, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Russel Borland, Kewaskum, Wis. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Australia – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Zach Daum, Pocahontas, Ill. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Chase Stockon, Haubstadt, Ind. ­– 1
– Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, Pa. – 1
– Paige Polyak, Tiffin, Ohio – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (18 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia
– Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Lee Jacobs, Dalton, Ohio – 1
– Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Dylan Cisney, Port Royal, Pa. – 1
– Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 1
– Dan Shetler, Johnstown, Pa. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Paul May, Terre Haute, Ind. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (3 different drivers)
1 – Justin Peck, Monrovia, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (30 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 35
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 31
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 30
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 26
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 16
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 9
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 9
7 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 6
8 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 5
9 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
10 – Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 3
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 3
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 3
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 3
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 3
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 3
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 3
11 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 2
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 2
12 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Jason Solwold, Burlington, Wash. – 1
– Justin Sanders, Watsonville, Calif. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (28 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 7
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Pa. – 6
3 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 5
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
4 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 4
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
5 – Dominic Scelzi – Fresno, Calif. – 3
6 – Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 2
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 2
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
7 – Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Derek Hagar, Marion, Ark. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Brian Montieth, Phoenixville, Pa. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (27 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 425
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 338
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 296
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 243
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 130
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 129
7 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 118
8 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 75
9 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 62
10 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 55
11 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 53
12 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 52
13 – Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 48
14 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 42
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 42
15 – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 40
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 37
16 – Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 34
17 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 31
18 – Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 22
19 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 19
20 – Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 16
21 – Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 10
22 – Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 7
23 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 6
24 – Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 2
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 2

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (20 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 21
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 9
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
5 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
6 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 2
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 2
7 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Sye Lynch, Apollo, Pa. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1

FASTEST IN PRACTICE (24 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of times fastest
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 11*
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 10*
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 6
5 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4*
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 4
6 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 3
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3
7 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2*
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 2
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 2
8 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, Pa. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind. ­– 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
*A fastest time came during a second set of Hot Laps

2019 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (2)
3. Sunday, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park/ Baberville, Fla. / Rainout-Canceled
4. Friday, Feb. 22 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
5. Saturday, Feb. 23 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
6. Wednesday, Feb. 27 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Tim Shaffer (1)
7. Thursday, Feb. 28 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (1)
8. Friday, March 8 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
9. Saturday, March 9 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Ian Madsen (1)
10. Friday, March 15 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Carson Macedo (1)
11. Saturday, March 16 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Logan Schuchart (1)
12. Friday, March 22 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
13. Saturday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Rainout-Rescheduled for Sept. 11
14. Friday, March 29 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
15. Saturday, March 30 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Aaron Reutzel (1)
16. Friday, April 5 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (1)
17. Saturday, April 6 / Arizona Speedway / Queen Creek, Ariz. / David Gravel (2)
18. Friday, April 12 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Logan Schuchart (2)
19. Saturday, April 13 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
20. Friday, April 26 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, Mo. / Brad Sweet (2)
21. Saturday, April 27 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway / Pevely, Mo. / Rainout-Canceled
22. Sunday, April 28 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Sept. 25
23. Friday, May 3 / Riverside International Speedway / West Memphis, Ark. / Rainout-Canceled
24. Saturday, May 4 / Tri-State International Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Oct. 13
25. Friday, May 10 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (2)
26. Saturday, May 11 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Postponed-Rescheduled for July 17
27. Wednesday, May 15 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Lance Dewease (1)
28. Friday, May 17 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / David Gravel (3)
29. Saturday, May 18 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (2)
30. Sunday, May 19 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / Rainout-Canceled
31. Tuesday, May 21 / Bridgeport Speedway / Bridgeport, NJ / Danny Dietrich (1)
32. Friday, May 24 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
33. Saturday, May 25 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Logan Schuchart (3)
34. Monday, May 27 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Kyle Larson (1)
35. Friday, May 31 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Donny Schatz (3)
36. Saturday, June 1 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Shane Stewart (1)
37. Tuesday, June 4 / Fairbury Speedway / Fairbury, Ill. / Kyle Larson (2)
38. Friday, June 7 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Logan Schuchart (4)
39. Saturday, June 8 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, Minn. / Brad Sweet (3)
40. Friday, June 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brian Brown (1)
41. Saturday, June 15 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brad Sweet (4)
42. Saturday, June 22 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Brad Sweet (5)
43. Sunday, June 23 / Dubuque Speedway / Dubuque, Iowa / Rainout-Canceled
44. Thursday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Brad Sweet (6)
45. Friday, June 28 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Carson Macedo (2)
46. Saturday, June 29 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Brad Sweet (7)
47. Wednesday, July 3 / Brown County Speedway, Aberdeen, S.D. / Brad Sweet (8)
48. Saturday, July 6 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
49. Saturday, July 6 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Brad Sweet (9)
50. Friday, July 12 / Hartford Speedway / Hartford, Mich. / David Gravel (4)
51. Saturday, July 13 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, Wis. / Donny Schatz (4)
52. Wednesday, July 17 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (5)
53.Thursday, July 18 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Brad Sweet (10)
54. Friday, July 19 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (6)
55. Saturday, July 20 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Brad Sweet (11) – Kings Royal
56. Tuesday, July 23 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / David Gravel (5)
57. Friday, July 26 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Tim Shaffer (2)
58. Saturday, July 27 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Donny Schatz (7)
59. Friday, Aug. 2 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Brad Sweet (12)
60. Saturday, Aug. 3 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
61. Wednesday, Aug. 7 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Trey Starks (Prelim)
62. Thursday, Aug. 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / David Gravel (Prelim)
63. Friday, Aug. 9 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Kerry Madsen (Prelim)
64. Saturday, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / David Gravel (6) – Knoxville Nationals
65. Friday, Aug. 16 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (8)
66. Saturday, Aug. 17 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, N.D. / Rainout-Canceled
67. Friday, Aug. 23 / Black Hills Speedway / Rapid City, S.D. / Carson Macedo (3)
68. Saturday, Aug. 24 / Big Sky Speedway / Billings, Mont. / David Gravel (7)
69. Friday, Aug. 30 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Logan Schuchart (5)
70. Saturday, Aug. 31 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Logan Schuchart (6)
71. Monday, Sept. 2 / Grays Harbor Raceway / Elma, Wash. / Daryn Pittman (3)
72. Wednesday, Sept. 4 / Willamette Speedway / Lebanon, Ore. / Brad Sweet (13)
73. Friday, Sept. 6 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Brad Sweet (14)
74. Saturday, Sept. 7 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (4)
75. Wednesday, Sept. 11 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Shane Golobic (1)
76. Friday, Sept. 13 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Logan Schuchart (7)
77. Saturday, Sept. 14 / Calistoga Speedway / Calistoga, Calif. / David Gravel (8)
78. Friday, Sept. 20 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, Kan. / Donny Schatz (9)
79. Saturday, Sept. 21 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, Kan. / Brad Sweet (15)
80. Wednesday, Sept. 25 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Carson Macedo (4)
81. Friday, Sept. 27 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Logan Schuchart (8)
82. Saturday, Sept. 28 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / Brad Sweet (16)
83. Friday, Oct. 4 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / David Gravel (9)
84. Saturday, Oct. 5 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Brent Marks (1)
85. Saturday, Oct. 12 / Terre Haute Action Track / Terre Haute, Ind. / Rainout-Canceled
86. Sunday, Oct. 13 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / Christopher Bell (1)
87. Friday, Oct. 18 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, Kan. / Donny Schatz (10)
88. Saturday, Oct. 19 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, Mo. / David Gravel (10)
89. Friday, Oct. 25 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, Pa. / Donny Schatz (11)
90. Saturday, Oct. 26 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, Pa. / Rainout-Canceled
91. Friday, Nov. 8 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, N.C. / David Gravel (11)
92. Saturday, Nov. 9 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, N.C. / David Gravel (12)

 

 

 

 

KING IN THE QUEEN CITY: Brad Sweet wins first World of Outlaws championship

Sweet beats Schatz by 4 points in closest points battle in Series history; Gravel sweeps Can-Am World Finals

CONCORD, NC – Nov. 9, 2019 – The air chilled your bones and frozen your breath. The crowd of people multiplied every second, fighting over inches of space to snap the best picture. Sandwiched in the middle of it was Brad Sweet, who at that moment said he felt like he could finally relax.

Awaiting him on the front stretch of The Dirt Track at Charlotte Saturday night after his runner-up finish in the Can-Am World Finals was a stage and a bronze trophy to officially announce the Grass Valley, Calif. driver as the 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion.

He beat 10-time and reigning Series champion Donny Schatz by four-points — the closest championship finish in the history of the World of Outlaws.

“I feel really relieved,” Sweet said after securing his first World of Outlaws title. “It’s just different than winning big races. A championship is just a different level. You try to act like it won’t affect you if you lose, but it’s been the most stressful couple days of my life to be honest. I tried to act like it wasn’t.”

Coming into the season finale race at the Can-Am World Finals Sweet had a mere two-point lead over Schatz — after losing six points to the Fargo, N.D. driver Friday night at the Charlotte dirt track. Sweet joked Saturday night that he kept asking, “Are you sure it’s two points? Are you sure?”

The last thing he wanted to see in Saturday night’s 30-lap Feature was Schatz’s Toco Warranty No. 15 car in front of him. It only took five laps for his fear to become a reality.

Sweet started third with Schatz behind him in eighth. Once the race went green for multiple laps, after being hindered by a caution and two red flags at the start, Sweet was stationary in third, while Schatz wasted no time charging his way forward.

After two laps Schatz had already rocketed his way to fourth, running the high side of the track. Sweet ran low, not making ground on the leaders and losing time to Schatz. On Lap five, Schatz powered to the outside of Sweet down the backstretch and cleared him for third going into turn three. Schatz needed to either win or finish two positions ahead of Sweet to secure what would have been his 11th championship.

A fire was lit inside the cockpit of the NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 car. “The Big Cat” was ready to fight back. Schatz slipped off turn four, allowing Sweet to pull even with him down the front stretch. Sweet then pulled the slide job of his life into turn one, darting ahead of Schatz, leaving inches between their bumpers as he slid in front of him. Sweet was then able to get the better run off turn two and drove away from his championship competitor.

“I never wanted to see the 15 pass me,” Sweet said. “I wanted to control our own destiny. I knew if I was ahead of him, you know, he couldn’t beat me. When he passed me, luckily, he slipped off four and I was able to pass him back. And I told myself right then and there you better run the best race of your life or you’re not going to win this thing.”

His self-pep talk worked. He continued to pull away from Schatz and caught Jacob Allen for second five laps after getting back by Schatz. However, the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver wasn’t willing to let Sweet run away with the championship either. He passed Allen for third shortly after Sweet went by and then kept his the blue No. 49 car in sight.

With 10 laps to go Schatz almost had the championship handed to him. The lapped car of Danny Dietrich spun directly in front of Sweet, forcing him to make a split-second evasive maneuver. The caution also put Schatz within reaching distance of Sweet.

However, on the restart Sweet didn’t give Schatz a chance to attack. He gapped the No. 15 car by three car lengths when the green flag flew and continued to drive away. He finished the night second behind race winner David Gravel with Schatz settling for third. It was a good enough run to earn Sweet the championship.

“I’ve never been more happy to run second in my life,” Sweet said.

While Sweet enjoyed the spoils of his first championship with his Kasey Kahne Racing team, Schatz was left to swallow a rare defeat — the first time he’s lost a championship since 2013 when Daryn Pittman, who drove for Kasey Kahne Racing, beat him by 14 points.

“We dug everything we could. I drove it as hard as I could,” Schatz said. “Andy Durham, who built this engine did a great job. He told me earlier tonight, ‘Just run it. Pretend that there’s a fan blade there and you’re trying to trim your toenails.’ I did that. It just wasn’t good enough.”

After losing the championship to Pittman in 2013, Schatz went on a five-year streak of winning at least 20 races in a year and having the championship locked up long before the season’s end. This year he won 11 races — the third most wins this year — and trailed Sweet in points for the past two months.

There were some changes made with his team this year, such as getting a new crew chief and crew members, however he lauded their work each week. He did admit there were some personal matters that may have affected his performance, including finding out his father had cancer at the end of 2018.

“All that stuff is behind me,” Schatz said. “Is there times that it probably affected how this team was operated? Yeah. I did my best to not allow it, but we’re here today. We got ourselves in a position where we could still win a championship even with all of my problems, my issues. I did the best I could tonight. It wasn’t good enough. I would have liked to have figured out how to have a little bit luckier hands in the (Dash) draw but it is what it is. I’m not complaining about it. Yeah, it’s been a tough year but what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. And cancer hasn’t taken my dad, so I’ll be stronger and so will he.”

Sweet cited Schatz as helping him win the championship, even going as far to call him a “teacher.” He finished second in points to Schatz the last two years — coming as close as 210 points to him. He learned how high of a bar Schatz sets and how consistent he needs to be each week to be in the championship hunt.

His studies paid off. He had the most consistent year of his career by finishing outside the top-10 only seven times in 72 races and collected 47 top-five finishes – the majority of them podiums. He also collected 16 wins – breaking his record for most wins in a season and ending the year as the winningest driver. He also won his second Kings Royal and earned his 50th career World of Outlaws win.

Sweet’s performance was a testament to his and KKR's dedication to win. The championship is team owner Kasey Kahne's second World of Outlaws title and the one he finds most impactful.

“I wasn’t as close to the teams back then (in 2013),” Kahne said. “That was my brother, Daryn and that team. They had an unreal season that year. I wasn’t as close to what they had going on. I was in Phoenix (for NASCAR) when they wrapped it (the championship) up back then. I was watching it on DIRTVision when I was supposed to be doing an appearance, things like that. It was exciting for me but far different this year being so much closer to it.”

The only trophy Kahne said he has in his home is the 2013 World of Outlaws championship trophy. Now he’ll have two.

Sweet got to hold his first championship trophy high above his head with fireworks and firebombs painting the background behind him. He was able to wear a smile many haven’t seen since his Knoxville Nationals victory last year. A smile of relief.

“Just so happy that we came out on top,” Sweet said. “You don’t know when the next opportunity to win a championship is going to be. You know, Donny is so good at running the points. We never really thought we’d have a chance to beat him. To come in here two points ahead, it’s kind of like winning the Knoxville Nationals on a green-white-checkered. Kind of the same feeling. You know he’s going to put pressure on you. Just so thankful we’re able to do it. We’re the best in the country now.”

GRAVEL GETS 12TH WIN

David Gravel swept the Can-Am World Finals weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, concluding a stellar season for he and Jason Johnson Racing in their first year together.

The Watertown, Conn. driver’s win Saturday night in Charlotte was his 12th win of the season – making him the second winningest driver this year, edging 10-time champion Donny Schatz for the spot by one win.

“Last night the car was OK, but tonight it was freaking bad ass,” Gravel said. “I had the best race car tonight, hands down. I could go top, bottom and it showed. I felt like I could get through lap traffic really really good and my job was easy.”

He started on the outside pole and passed leader Jacob Allen for the top spot on Lap six. Once he put his Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 41 car out front, no one could catch him. Even Brad Sweet said he was rooting for Gravel to pull away so Schatz couldn't potentially steal the win and the championship.

Along with Gravel's collection of wins — which include his first Knoxville Nationals victory — he earned 21 Quick Time awards and finished third in points for the fourth year in-a-row.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will begin its 2020 season Feb. 7-9 at Volusia Speedway Park for the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford. Get tickets and more information.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS: NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [2][$12,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [8][$3,200]; 4. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [10][$2,800]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][$2,500]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [17][$2,300]; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman [6][$2,200]; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [25][$1,100]; 9. 5-Shane Stewart [24][$2,050]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$2,000]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel [13][$1,500]; 12. 21-Brian Brown [12][$1,200]; 13. 19-Brent Marks [26][$100]; 14. 17B-Bill Balog [15][$1,050]; 15. 19P-Paige Polyak [7][$1,000]; 16. 2-Carson Macedo [5][$1,000]; 17. 39M-Anthony Macri [18][$1,000]; 18. 18-Ian Madsen [22][$1,000]; 19. 99-Skylar Gee [23][$1,000]; 20. 48-Danny Dietrich [19][$1,000]; 21. 2M-Kerry Madsen [14][$1,000]; 22. 98H-Dave Blaney [20][$1,000]; 23. 7S-Tim Shaffer [27][$]; 24. 51-Freddie Rahmer [21][$1,000]; 25. 39-Spencer Bayston [9][$1,000]; 26. 11-Zeb Wise [11][$1,000]; 27. 13-Paul McMahan [16][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: Jacob Allen 1-5, David Gravel 6-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+17]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.737; 2. 11-Zeb Wise, 12.827; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.846; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.88; 5. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.894; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.931; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.938; 8. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 12.957; 9. 5-Shane Stewart, 12.975; 10. 19P-Paige Polyak, 12.975; 11. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.983; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.985; 13. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 13.014; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.028; 15. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey, 13.054; 16. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.057; 17. 19-Brent Marks, 13.078; 18. 71M-Paul May, 13.106; 19. 91-Tony Fiore, 13.106; 20. 21X-Parker Price-Miller, 13.177; 21. 5B-Justin Barger, 13.216; 22. 4-Terry McCarl, 13.246; 23. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.267; 24. 44-Trey Starks, 13.347; 25. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.4; 26. J4-John Garvin, 13.401; 27. 91W-Davey Walsh, 14.46

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.785; 2. 41-David Gravel, 12.835; 3. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 12.842; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.852; 5. 21-Brian Brown, 12.924; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.951; 7. 98H-Dave Blaney, 12.956; 8. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.969; 9. 39M-Anthony Macri, 12.97; 10. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.993; 11. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.023; 12. 7S-Tim Shaffer, 13.033; 13. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.057; 14. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.141; 15. 7-Jason Sides, 13.154; 16. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.211; 17. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.225; 18. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.234; 19. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.291; 20. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.293; 21. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.371; 22. 2S-Nathan Skaggs, 13.388; 23. 11B-Carl Bowser, 13.442; 24. 29-Steve Butler, 14.088; 25. 27G-Jay Galloway, 14.367; 26. 49H-Bradley Howard, NT

 

 

TWO FOR THE MONEY: Schatz Cuts Sweet’s Lead to 2 points as Gravel Earns 50th Win

Championship contenders take historic battle to Can-Am World Finals season finale

CONCORD, NC – Nov. 8, 2019 – History has been writing a novel this year in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and has an epic conclusion planned for its final chapter.

The setup for it came Friday night during the Can-Am World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte. Ten-time and reigning champion Donny Schatz narrowed Brad Sweet’s points lead to a mere two points with one race remaining and David Gravel claimed his 50th career World of Outlaws victory.

“Why wouldn’t it come down to the last race? Two points,” Sweet said, allowing half a grin to show. “It is what it is. We’ll go give it our all tomorrow just like any other race. If we go do our jobs, we’ll have just as good of a shot as anyone.”

The historically tight points battle has created several scenarios that could determine the 2019 champion. However, Sweet and Schatz are focused on the scenario that will guarantee them a championship: Win.

“Championships are won by winning races,” said Schatz, of Fargo, N.D. “If I win the race tomorrow, guess what, I’m probably going to be a champion. If I don’t win the race tomorrow, it’s going to come down to some mathematical equation that I have no control over. I can tell you what we’re going to try and do tomorrow is win the race.”

There’s a four-point difference between first and second. So, if Schatz wins and Sweet finishes second, the championship goes to Schatz — giving him his 11th title. From second to last, there’s a two-point difference between every position. So, if Schatz finishes second and Sweet third, and they tie, Sweet wins his first Series championship by having more wins than Schatz — 16 wins to Schatz’s 11.

Even though the points gap is tight, Sweet said he feels this is still his championship. He wanted the points lead at the final race of the year, and he has it. He admitted his team is new at running for a championship and there are some nerves, but once he gets in the car, he’s focused on doing his job.

“I kind of knew coming into this weekend that we were going to have to contend for a win one of the nights and be in the top three to five,” said Sweet, of Grass Valley, Calif. “He (Schatz) just runs so good here, you’re not going to just run around mid-pack and be able to keep an eight-point lead. I really just kind of put it in my head that it was zero and felt like we needed to basically run within a spot each night, whether we beat him or lose to him.”

While Schatz has 10 championships — half of them coming in the past five years — he’s just as focused to win his 11th title as he was to win his first. With a few less nerves.

“I can tell you I was extremely nervous trying to win the first one,” Schatz said. “And I’m not nervous at all now. I’ve been in this position a lot of times. For the year we’ve had, and the things that have changed, and all that, to be in this position right now feels pretty satisfactory.”

Schatz was strong all night with his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team. He charged from fifth to third in his DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash on the first lap and then made his way from sixth to second — and closing on the leader — in the 25-lap Feature.

Sweet fought his way into a Dash by racing from fourth to second in his Drydene Heat race. He and Schatz traded slide jobs in the Dash before Schatz pulled away and Sweet had to settle for fifth.

His Kasey Kahne Racing team made rear end adjustments to the car before the Feature, which helped Sweet race his way from 10th to fifth — and hold off attacks from Sheldon Haudenschild to keep his top-five spot.

Neither of the championship contenders were able to match Gravel’s performance, though. The Watertown, Conn. driver launched ahead of the field at the start and began to distance himself from the pack around the 4/10-mile track. However, behind him, an aggressive Aaron Reutzel made an astonishing move to go from eighth to second on the first lap.

Gravel caught lap traffic by Lap 5, allowing the Clute, Texas driver to close in. Reutzel inched close to the Jason Johnson No. 41 car every lap. On Lap 11, he darted underneath Gravel in turn three and cleared him for the lead off turn four.

However, his hard work then went to waste the next corner. When he went high, the slower car of Dave Blaney did the same, blocking his line. The two came inches from colliding, hindering Reutzel’s run and forcing him to fall to fourth. Gravel reclaimed the lead with ease.

A caution with nine laps to go for Giovanni Scelzi’s car having an engine fire put second-place Schatz on Gravel’s rear bumper, and a fast third-place Logan Schuchart in contention to win. When the green flag flew for the final time of the race, Gravel, again, launched ahead and never looked back. He won his 11th race of the season — tying Schatz for the second most wins this year — and accomplished his goal of winning 50 career World of Outlaws wins.

“I really wanted to get to get to number 50 this year,” Gravel said. “It was one of my accomplishments I wanted to do. I can’t do it without this JJR team. Jaxx (Johnson) being here. A lot of our sponsors. A lot of our family. We still have one more race to go. Hopefully we can sweep the weekend, but this is a good start.”

Gravel continued the trend of historical anecdotes this year by being the second driver to get his 50th career win this season — Sweet got his in September at Lernerville Speedway. It’s a trend that will come to a spectacular conclusion Saturday night at the Can-Am World Finals when the champion is crowned — you'll just have to wait until the checkered flag flies to know who that is.

“There’s nobody disappointed that it’s going to come down to the last lap of the last race tomorrow night for the championship,” Schatz said. “It’s not manufactured. It’s the way it is. Good old, hard school racing. That’s what brought us to the World of Outlaws. That’s what made the World of Outlaws what it is.”

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will conclude its 2019 season Saturday, Nov. 9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the Can-Am World Finals in Concord, N.C. It’s a sold-out show with only limited standing room and pit access available.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [1][$12,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][$3,200]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8][$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [10][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [12][$2,300]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [4][$2,200]; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen [14][$2,100]; 9. 13-Paul McMahan [2][$2,050]; 10. 2-Carson Macedo [9][$2,000]; 11. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [13][$1,500]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [17][$1,200]; 13. 18-Ian Madsen [3][$1,100]; 14. 7S-Tim Shaffer [24][$1,050]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11][$1,000]; 16. 83-Daryn Pittman [21][$1,000]; 17. 39-Spencer Bayston [20][$1,000]; 18. 5-Shane Stewart [25][$]; 19. 19-Brent Marks [23][$1,000]; 20. 17B-Bill Balog [16][$1,000]; 21. 3C-Cale Conley [18][$1,000]; 22. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [7][$1,000]; 23. 39M-Anthony Macri [15][$1,000]; 24. 98H-Dave Blaney [22][$1,000]; 25. 19P-Paige Polyak [19][]; Lap leaders: David Gravel 1-11, 13-25; Aaron Reutzel 12; KSE Hard Charger Award: 7S-Tim Shaffer[+10]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.774; 2. 41-David Gravel, 12.895; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.916; 4. 19P-Paige Polyak, 12.939; 5. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 12.959; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.98; 7. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.982; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri, 12.986; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.993; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.029; 11. 7-Jason Sides, 13.032; 12. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.065; 13. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.095; 14. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.123; 15. 7S-Tim Shaffer, 13.181; 16. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.181; 17. 19-Brent Marks, 13.193; 18. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.195; 19. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey, 13.28; 20. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.285; 21. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.29; 22. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.347; 23. 44-Trey Starks, 13.371; 24. 91-Tony Fiore, 13.494; 25. 71M-Paul May, 13.662; 26. J4-John Garvin, 13.697; 27. 29-Steve Butler, 14.306

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.927; 2. 11-Zeb Wise, 12.938; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.943; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.96; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.02; 6. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.027; 7. 21-Brian Brown, 13.034; 8. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.092; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 13.093; 10. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.113; 11. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.123; 12. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.217; 13. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.293; 14. 21X-Parker Price-Miller, 13.308; 15. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.364; 16. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.393; 17. 5B-Justin Barger, 13.445; 18. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.458; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.479; 20. 11B-Carl Bowser, 13.487; 21. 4-Terry McCarl, 13.586; 22. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.59; 23. 2S-Nathan Skaggs, 13.957; 24. 27G-Jay Galloway, 14.329; 25. 91W-Davey Walsh, 14.98; 26. 49H-Bradley Howard, NT

 
 

 

 

CAN-AM WOLRD FINALS QUALIFYING: Schatz Keeps Pressure on Sweet in Championship Battle
Title contenders on front row of heats; Schuchart, Reutzel set Quick Times

CONCORD, NC – Nov. 7, 2019 – Two rounds of Qualifying for the Can-Am World Finals Thursday night have set the stage for an epic World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship battle at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

This weekend will determine the 2019 champion – Brad Sweet currently leads reigning champion Donny Schatz by eight points.

Schatz earned a front row Drydene Heat race starting spot for Friday’s and Saturday’s events. Sweet earned one for Saturday’s event. With an 11th-place qualifying effort for Friday’s event — in Flight B — Sweet will have to work his way into the top-two to make the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash to help him move closer to the front row in the Feature.

Logan Schuchart — who won at in May at The Dirt Track at Charlotte — set Quick Time for Friday’s event with a 12.774-second lap and Aaron Reutzel set Quick Time for Saturday’s event with a 12.737-second lap. Both Time Trial sessions saw two Flights of Qualifying for the 53-car field.

Schuchart and Reutzel will lead the way in their respective Heat races. Official line ups will be posted Friday afternoon.

Reutzel had speed at the start of the night, setting the fastest time in Hot Laps before claiming Quick Time for Saturday’s event. He then qualified third — in Flight (B) — for Friday’s event, earning a Heat Race front row starting spot.

Schuchart’s good fortune started before cars even hit the track Thursday afternoon. Drydene announced its new racing oil — Drydene Racing Formulas — and new paint schemes featuring the product on Schuchart’s and his Shark Racing teammate Jacob Allen’s cars. The Hanover, Pa. driver then ran fifth in Hot Laps, was fastest in Flight (B) for Saturday’s event and then set Quick Time for Friday’s event. He has two wins at the 4/10-mile track.

The first Sprint Car Heat race Friday will take place after the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Heat races are completed. Racing will start at 4 p.m.

As always, if you can’t be there, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

QUALIFYING RESULTS FOR FRIDAY:

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.774; 2. 41-David Gravel, 12.895; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.916; 4. 19P-Paige Polyak, 12.939; 5. Giovanni Scelzi, 12.959; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.980; 7. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.982; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri, 12.986; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.993; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.029; 11. 7-Jason Sides, 13.032; 12. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.065; 13. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.095; 14. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.123; 15. 7S-Tim Shaffer, 13.181; 16. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.181; 17. 19-Brent Marks, 13.193; 18. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.195; 19. 83R-Lyton Jeffrey, 13.280; 20. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.285; 21. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.290; 22. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.347; 23. 44-Trey Starks 13.371; 24. 91-Tony Fiore, 13.494; 25. 71M-Paul May, 13.662; 26. J4-John Garvin, 13.697; 27. 29-Steve Butler, 14.306

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.927; 2. 11-Zeb Wise, 12.938; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.943; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.960; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.020; 6. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.027; 7. 21-Brian Brown, 13.034; 8. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.092; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 13.093; 10. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.113; 11. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.123; 12. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.217; 13. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.293; 14. 21X-Parker Price-Miller, 13.308; 15. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.364; 16. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.393; 17. 5B-Justin Barger, 13.445; 18. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.458; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.479; 20. 11B-Carl Bowser, 13.487; 21. 4-Terry McCarl, 13.586; 22. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.590; 23. 2S-Nathan Skaggs, 13.957; 24. 27G-Jay Galloway, 14.329; 25. 91W-Davey Walsh, 14.980; 26. 49H-Bradley Howard (NT)

QUALIFYING RESULTS FOR SATURDAY:

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.737; 2. 11-Zeb Wise, 12.827; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.846; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.880; 5. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.894; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.931; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.938; 8. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 12.957; 9. 5-Shane Stewart, 12.975; 10. 19P-Paige Polyak, 12.975; 11. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.983; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.985; 13. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 13.014; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.028; 15. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey, 13.054; 16. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.057; 17. 19-Brent Marks, 13.078; 18. 71M-Paul May, 13.106; 19. 91-Tony Fiore, 13.106; 20. 21X-Parker Price-Miller, 13.177; 21. 5B-Justin Barger, 13.216; 22. 4-Terry McCarl, 13.246; 23. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.267; 24. 44-Trey Starks, 13.347; 25. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.400; 26. J4-John Garvin, 13.401; 27. 91W-Davey Walsh, 14.460

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.785; 2. 41-David Gravel, 12.835; 3. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 12.842; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.852; 5. 21-Brian Brown, 12.924; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.951; 7. 98H-Dave Blaney, 12.956; 8. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.969; 9. 39M-Anthony Macri, 12.970; 10. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.993; 11. 13 Paul McMahan, 13.023; 12. 7S-Tim Shaffer, 13.033; 13. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.057; 14. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.141; 15. 7-Jason Sides, 13.154; 16. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.211; 17. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.225; 18. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.234; 19. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.291; 20. Paul Nienhiser, 13.293; 21. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.371; 22. 2S-Nathan Skaggs, 13.388; 23. 11B-Carl Bowser, 13.442; 24. 29-Steve Butler, 14.088; 25. 27G-Jay Galloway, 14.367; 26. 49H-Bradley Howard (NT)

 
 

 

WORK’N AGAIN: World of Outlaws bringing Work’N Woody to fans

Famed Work’N Woody push truck will be on display at the Nov. 7-9 Can-Am World Finals

CONCORD, NC – Nov. 5, 2019 – One night of spectating a Sprint Car race at West Capital Speedway in 1974 turned into a more than 20-year journey with the World of Outlaws for Art and Carol Malies.

“A couple of push trucks ran into a couple of Sprint Cars and Art sat up there and said, ‘I can build something that won’t do that,’” Carol Malies said. “So, guess what, it took us about four years, and we found a Willys Jeep and took him about three to four years to get it all fixed up for what he wanted, and the rest is history.”

It became a more than 30-year history with the custom-made push truck famously known as Work’N Woody. Art and Carol Malies started using Work’N Woody as a push truck in 1979 and became the Official Push Truck and Safety Vehicle of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in 1988.

More than one million miles later Work’N Woody’s time as the official push truck came to an end in 2010 when the Series went in a different direction. Since then the truck has resided in New Mexico at the Malies’ home, Art Malies said.

However, that won’t be the case anymore. The World of Outlaws has purchased the historic push truck and will keep its legacy alive by displaying it at events that will impact as many fans as possible. Fans will be able to see Work’N Woody on display at the Nov. 7-9 Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and meet Art and Carol Malies.

“It’s about preserving a part of the Outlaw history and making sure the fans of the future can enjoy the nostalgia of the past,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter.

For Art, seeing Work’N Woody back with the World of Outlaws is a pleasure. He said the truck’s time has passed with the advancement of new powerful ATVs and the evolution of the race cars, so he’s happy Work’N Woody has found a new purpose.

“When I built Woody the motors weighed 800 pounds,” Malies said. “There was no way two guys were going to pick up a motor and put it in a car. So, I built the lift boom for that reason. And the spring push bar that’s on the front of Woody, that was built for the fact that we were pushing Super Modifieds, as well as Sprint Cars. Even Sprint Cars then weighed 2,700 pounds. So, when you hit them they were like a brick. The spring bar was not only for them, it was for us. I could always get a one- or two-inch rolling start and hit somebody and they didn’t even know it.”

However, Malies recalled one night he hit Steve Kinser’s car from about two feet back.

“He rolled up to the push lane and unbeknownst to me, I was either talking with somebody, one of the other crew members, and Steve was trying to get his car in gear and kept pushing it forward,” Malies said. “When he finally got it in gear, he was two feet away from me. Well, all of the sudden, whoever said, ‘Go,’ and I went at a two-foot head start.

“I went over to apologize to him as soon as we got back into the pit area and he said, ‘Was that you? What the hell happened there?!’ I told him about rolling it forward, he said, ‘Well, hell, you’re supposed to pay attention.’”

Kinser admitted the push was still not as bad as one he would have gotten from a regular push truck, though, Malies said.

Work’N Woody started life as a 1957 FC150 Willys Jeep. After buying it for $300, it took Malies four years to build Work’N Woody the way he envisioned — with four-wheel drive, a push bar, engine lift and a small block Chevy engine.

One of Malies’ proudest moments with Work’N Woody is that he never took the truck to another Series. No matter how many times the was asked to go somewhere else. He loved the World of Outlaws and respected its founder Ted Johnson. Malies said he’s always enjoyed Johnson’s answer to if he could bring Work’N Woody on the tour with the World of Outlaws full-time.

“He said, ‘Well, yeah. Heck yeah. Of course. But I can’t pay you,’” Malies said with a chuckle.

One thing that kept he and Carol coming back every year was the support of the fans and their love for Work’N Woody, Malies said.

“Ended up being way too damn much fun,” Malies said about being on tour with the World of Outlaws.

He’s looking forward to Work’N Woody continuing to enthrall fans for years to come.

He’s also looking forward to meeting fans this weekend at the World Finals. You’ll first be able to see Work’N Woody at the PRN World Finals Kickoff Party Wednesday night at the zMAX Dragway Pavilion from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Then make sure to come out to The Dirt Track at Charlotte Nov. 7-9 to see Work’N Woody back with the World of Outlaws.

 

 

AT A GLANCE: Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz set to make history at Can-Am World Finals
Historically close points battle will be decided at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Nov. 7-9
CONCORD, NC – Nov. 5, 2019 – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will make history at the Nov. 7-9 Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

For the first time since 2013 the championship won’t be decided until the checkered flag flies for the final time this season.

Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, Calif., leads reigning champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, N.D., by eight points after a novel-worthy season of dueling for positions every race and trading the points lead about every month. They’ll have two races – Friday and Saturday – to put a period on that story and try to be the champion it's written about. (Teams will qualify for Friday and Saturday’s races on Thursday.)

Sweet is searching for his first World of Outlaws championship – second for Kasey Kahne Racing – and Schatz is going for this 11th title – 10th for Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing. It would also be Schatz’s sixth championship in-a-row.

GOING FOR THE TITLE

“It’s great that we’re in a position to win the points,” Sweet said. “We’ve never been in that situation. Obviously, we’re going to go in there and do what we’ve been doing all season, try to win each night. Hopefully at the end of the night it goes our way and be crowned the champions.”

There was a point in the season Schatz wasn’t sure if he would be in contention for another champion, he said. But now that he is, he knows exactly what needs to be done.

“It’s going to take us getting to victory lane to have an opportunity to win it,” Schatz said. “It’s not putting too much emphasis on it (the points). We’ve had a great year, win or lose. We’re going to finish it the best we can. We’re really building toward the future. To be able to be in this position at the end of the year… at one point in the year we thought we wouldn’t be. We’re excited. We’re happy with it. We’ll continue on what’s got us ten championships in the past and hopefully it works for number eleven.”

Sweet and Schatz have been the most consistent drivers this year. Both have finished outside the top-10 only seven times in 70 races. They also both have more than 40 top-five finishes – Sweet, 45, and Schatz, 46 – with the majority of them being podium finishes.

TEAM EFFORT

However, with 11 wins, Schatz hasn’t had his typical season of winning more than 20 races and having the championship locked up long before the World Finals. He’s put his performance on his shoulders, giving his season a C grade. However, he gives his team an A. Schatz called 2019 a building year. Long-time crew member Steve “Scuba” Swenson was promoted to being Schatz’s crew chief this year and new, younger, crew members were added.

“We’ve jelled decently,” Schatz said. “We haven’t jelled exactly like when we’ve had success in the past. That’s all part of building. When you take a group of guys who have been together as long as we were, and you make changes, you change one thing it’s like changing ten.

“I’m proud of them guys. We’ve had a lot of fun. It’s just been a different dynamic for me and Scuba. It’s always been an older core team. The guys in the past, we were all about the same age. We added a couple of younger guys to the team and they’re really motivated. They’re really excited about doing good. They like winning races. We just wish we could win more races together. And we will. It’s something we just keep working on. At no point did anyone give up on anybody.”

Sweet is having a career year with 16 wins, so far – breaking his record of winning at most nine races in a season. He’s in his second year with crew chief Eric Prutzman – who helped bring Sweet his first Knoxville Nationals win. In their short time together, Sweet said he has already seen the team grow from good to great.

“There’s a point in the season when we had the car right on and really dialed in,” Sweet said. “Later in the season we’ve had to dig a little better to figure out how to get the car right. I think that’s what makes a good team really good is getting through adversity and figuring out when the car isn’t right and how to fix it. We’re still learning together for sure. There’s going to be ups and downs. But I feel like in two years we’ve accomplished a lot of things.”

CONFIDENCE LEVELS

Sweet has full confidence in his team heading into Charlotte. To him, they’re the team to beat. There’s only so much they can be controlled, though. Their plan is to focus on the 49 car and control their own destiny, he said.

After more than 20 years in the sport, Schatz said confidence is almost irrelevant.

“I know what my capabilities in the car are,” Schatz said. “I know what their (TSR’s) capabilities are with the car. That goes beyond confidence. That’s just an expected thing. We take it for granted probably but when you’re around someone enough and you trust them like we do, confidence is a word you have to question because it shifts.”

He added the team’s confidence doesn’t shift. Their relationship is like a marriage.

“A good marriage I guess you can say,” Schatz said. “You trust the other person to do the right thing all of the time. And even if they don’t, we make sure we all learn from our mistakes and we don’t allow it to happen again.”

PREPARING FOR THE BATTLE

Schatz has historically performed better at The Dirt Track at Charlotte than Sweet, especially during the World Finals. Schatz gained eight points on Sweet last year and 36 points on him the two years prior. However, both championship competitors stated you never know what to expect at the track with varying weather and track conditions.

“We’re going to try and get qualified well for both shows,” said Schatz, who has 12 wins at the track. “Obviously, to get on the front of the Heat and into that Dash is important. My guys have had a good ability to do that all year. So, hopefully we’ll be in a position to do that again and then we’ll focus on the race individually on race days. That’s how we’re going to go at it.”

Charlotte is a home race for Mooresville, N.C. located KKR. Sweet has yet to win at the track but had the opportunity to test at the 4/10-mile track two weeks ago.

“We just want to be as prepared as possible and we definitely have had some good runs and good notes from Charlotte,” Sweet said. “We’ll look at all that and go in there with the best possible package we can come up with.”

Sweet admitted there’s more on the line this weekend. His goal is to not let that affect his performance. As long as he and the team make good decisions, Sweet said he believes they’ll be ready for the challenge.

Several obstacles can face both drivers throughout the weekend with the ever-changing nature of racing. Schatz will rely on his experience to conquer them and try to come home with another championship.

“We don’t know what those obstacles are, who we’ll be around,” Schatz said. “You take it as it comes. That’s part of the name of the game. That’s what put us in this position. Things aren’t always premeditated. You have to be able to react when something is put in front of you. That’s something that experience takes a big part of. We’ll hope that that experience can help us in that situation.”

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Thursday, Nov. 7 (Qualifying only), Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday Nov. 9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the Can-Am World Finals. Get tickets and more information.

ABOUT THE TRACK
The Dirt Track at Charlotte is a semi-banked 4/10-mile track. The track record is 11.880 sec. set by Jeff Shepard on Oct. 6, 2001.
Online – CharlotteMotorSpeedway.com
Phone – (800) 455-FANS

TICKETS
Tickets can be purchased by going to WorldofOutlaws.com/tix.

4/10-MILE WINNERS THIS YEAR
There have been seven races on a 4/10-mile track, so far, this year.
-The Dirt Track at Charlotte: Giovanni Scelzi won on May 24 and Logan Schuchart won on May 25
-Jackson Motorplex: Brad Sweet won on June 27 and June 29, and Carson Macedo won on June 28
-Lernerville Speedway: David Gravel won on July 23 and Brad Sweet on Sept. 28

THE DIRT TRACK AT CHARLOTTE PREVIOUS WINNERS
2019 – Giovanni Scelzi on May 24, Logan Schuchart on May 25
2018 – Donny Schatz on May 25, Ian Madsen and Donny Schatz on Nov. 3
2017 – Logan Schuchart on May 26, Donny Schatz on Nov. 3, David Gravel on Nov. 4
2016 – Greg Wilson on May 27, Jason Johnson on Oct. 28, Donny Schatz on Oct. 29
2015 – Donny Schatz on May 22, Dusty Zomer on Nov. 6, Donny Schatz on Nov. 7
2014 – Joey Saldana on May 23, Daryn Pittman on Nov. 7, Brian Brown Nov. 8
2013 – Paul McMahan on May 24, Donny Schatz on Nov. 8, Paul McMahan on Nov. 9
2012 – Joey Saldana on May 25, Sammy Swindell on Nov. 2, Dale Blaney on Nov. 3
2011 – Paul McMahan on May 28, Donny Schatz on Nov. 5, Donny Schatz on Nov. 6
2010 – Donny Schatz on May 29, Jason Meyers on Sept. 6, Jason Meyers on Sept. 6
2009 – Joey Saldana on May 22, Jason Meyers on Nov. 6, Joey Saldana on Nov. 7
2008 – Lance Dewease on May 23, Brooke Tatnell on Oct. 31, Donny Schatz on Nov. 1
2007 – Donny Schatz on May 25, Jason Meyers on Nov. 2, Steve Kinser on Nov. 3
2006 – Kevin Swindell on May 24
2003 – Blake Feese on May 24
2002 – Greg Hodnett on May 24, Greg Hodnett on May 25, Tyler Walker on Oct. 11, Daryn Pittman on Oct. 12
2001 – Danny Lasoski on May 26, Mark Kinser on May 26, Tim Shaffer on Oct. 5, Steve Kinser on Oct. 6
2000 – Sammy Swindell on May 25, Mark Kinser on May 26, Donny Schatz on Oct. 5, Mark Kinser on Oct. 6

ON THE INTERNET
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
Twitter – Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – Instagram.com/WoOSprint – @woosprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws
YouTube – YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – Dirtvision.com – Get your Fast Pass to watch all races LIVE for only $39/month
Twitter – Twitter.com/DIRTVision – @DIRTVision
Facebook – Facebook.com/WatchDIRTVision

DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Brent Marks – @bmracing19
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
Ian Madsen – @IanMadsen
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Shane Stewart – @shanestewart_5
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday. Feb. 7 to Sunday, Feb. 9 will kick off its 2020 season at the Volusia Speedway Park for the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Ford. Get tickets and more information.

2019 STATS
There have been 70 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (19 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 16
2– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 11
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 10
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 8
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
6 – Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
7 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (46 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 27
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 25
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 21
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 21
4 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 16
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 16
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 15
6 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 10
7 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 9
8 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 7
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 7
9 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 5
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 5
10 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 4
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 4
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 4
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 4
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 4
11 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 2
12 – Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1
– Willie Croft, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Tony Stewart, Columbus, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Montieth, Phoenixville, Pa. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Justin Sanders, Watsonville, Calif. – 1
– Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, Wash. – 1
– Logan Seavey, Sutter, Calif. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, Pa. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (27 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 10
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 9
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 6
4 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 5
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
6 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 3
7 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
8 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Jeff Swindell, Memphis, Tenn. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, Wash. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (37 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 4
2 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 3
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
3 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
4 – Cale Conley, Vienna, W.Va. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– T.J. Stutts, Liverpool, Pa. – 1
– Cory Haas, York, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Russel Borland, Kewaskum, Wis. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Australia – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Zach Daum, Pocahontas, Ill. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Chase Stockon, Haubstadt, Ind. ­– 1
– Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, Pa. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (16 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia
– Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Lee Jacobs, Dalton, Ohio – 1
– Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Dylan Cisney, Port Royal, Pa. – 1
– Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 1
– Dan Shetler, Johnstown, Pa. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (3 different drivers)
1 – Justin Peck, Monrovia, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (30 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 33
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 30
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 28
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 25
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 16
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 9
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 9
7 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 6
8 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 5
9 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
10 – Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 3
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 3
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 3
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 3
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 3
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 3
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 3
11 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 2
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 2
12 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Jason Solwold, Burlington, Wash. – 1
– Justin Sanders, Watsonville, Calif. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (28 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 7
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
3 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 5
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Pa. – 5
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
4 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 4
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
5 – Dominic Scelzi – Fresno, Calif. – 3
6 – Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 2
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 2
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
7 – Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Derek Hagar, Marion, Ark. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Brian Montieth, Phoenixville, Pa. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (27 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 425
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 296
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 289
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 243
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 130
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 129
7 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 118
8 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 75
9 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 62
10 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 55
11 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 53
12 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 52
13 – Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 48
14 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 41
15 – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 40
16 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 37
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 37
17 – Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 34
18 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 31
19 – Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 22
20 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 19
21 – Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 16
22 – Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 10
23 – Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 7
24 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 6
25 – Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 2
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 2

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (20 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 21
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 9
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
5 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
6 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 2
7 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Sye Lynch, Apollo, Pa. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1

FASTEST IN PRACTICE (24 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of times fastest
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 11*
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 10*
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 6
5 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4*
6 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 3
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 3
7 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2*
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 2
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 2
8 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, Pa. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind. ­– 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
*A fastest time came during a second set of Hot Laps

2019 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (2)
3. Sunday, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park/ Baberville, Fla. / Rainout-Canceled
4. Friday, Feb. 22 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
5. Saturday, Feb. 23 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
6. Wednesday, Feb. 27 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Tim Shaffer (1)
7. Thursday, Feb. 28 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (1)
8. Friday, March 8 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
9. Saturday, March 9 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Ian Madsen (1)
10. Friday, March 15 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Carson Macedo (1)
11. Saturday, March 16 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Logan Schuchart (1)
12. Friday, March 22 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
13. Saturday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Rainout-Rescheduled for Sept. 11
14. Friday, March 29 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
15. Saturday, March 30 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Aaron Reutzel (1)
16. Friday, April 5 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (1)
17. Saturday, April 6 / Arizona Speedway / Queen Creek, Ariz. / David Gravel (2)
18. Friday, April 12 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Logan Schuchart (2)
19. Saturday, April 13 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
20. Friday, April 26 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, Mo. / Brad Sweet (2)
21. Saturday, April 27 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway / Pevely, Mo. / Rainout-Canceled
22. Sunday, April 28 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Sept. 25
23. Friday, May 3 / Riverside International Speedway / West Memphis, Ark. / Rainout-Canceled
24. Saturday, May 4 / Tri-State International Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Oct. 13
25. Friday, May 10 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (2)
26. Saturday, May 11 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Postponed-Rescheduled for July 17
27. Wednesday, May 15 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Lance Dewease (1)
28. Friday, May 17 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / David Gravel (3)
29. Saturday, May 18 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (2)
30. Sunday, May 19 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / Rainout-Canceled
31. Tuesday, May 21 / Bridgeport Speedway / Bridgeport, NJ / Danny Dietrich (1)
32. Friday, May 24 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
33. Saturday, May 25 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Logan Schuchart (3)
34. Monday, May 27 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Kyle Larson (1)
35. Friday, May 31 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Donny Schatz (3)
36. Saturday, June 1 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Shane Stewart (1)
37. Tuesday, June 4 / Fairbury Speedway / Fairbury, Ill. / Kyle Larson (2)
38. Friday, June 7 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Logan Schuchart (4)
39. Saturday, June 8 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, Minn. / Brad Sweet (3)
40. Friday, June 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brian Brown (1)
41. Saturday, June 15 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brad Sweet (4)
42. Saturday, June 22 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Brad Sweet (5)
43. Sunday, June 23 / Dubuque Speedway / Dubuque, Iowa / Rainout-Canceled
44. Thursday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Brad Sweet (6)
45. Friday, June 28 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Carson Macedo (2)
46. Saturday, June 29 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Brad Sweet (7)
47. Wednesday, July 3 / Brown County Speedway, Aberdeen, S.D. / Brad Sweet (8)
48. Saturday, July 6 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
49. Saturday, July 6 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Brad Sweet (9)
50. Friday, July 12 / Hartford Speedway / Hartford, Mich. / David Gravel (4)
51. Saturday, July 13 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, Wis. / Donny Schatz (4)
52. Wednesday, July 17 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (5)
53.Thursday, July 18 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Brad Sweet (10)
54. Friday, July 19 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (6)
55. Saturday, July 20 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Brad Sweet (11) – Kings Royal
56. Tuesday, July 23 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / David Gravel (5)
57. Friday, July 26 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Tim Shaffer (2)
58. Saturday, July 27 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Donny Schatz (7)
59. Friday, Aug. 2 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Brad Sweet (12)
60. Saturday, Aug. 3 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
61. Wednesday, Aug. 7 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Trey Starks (Prelim)
62. Thursday, Aug. 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / David Gravel (Prelim)
63. Friday, Aug. 9 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Kerry Madsen (Prelim)
64. Saturday, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / David Gravel (6) – Knoxville Nationals
65. Friday, Aug. 16 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (8)
66. Saturday, Aug. 17 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, N.D. / Rainout-Canceled
67. Friday, Aug. 23 / Black Hills Speedway / Rapid City, S.D. / Carson Macedo (3)
68. Saturday, Aug. 24 / Big Sky Speedway / Billings, Mont. / David Gravel (7)
69. Friday, Aug. 30 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Logan Schuchart (5)
70. Saturday, Aug. 31 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Logan Schuchart (6)
71. Monday, Sept. 2 / Grays Harbor Raceway / Elma, Wash. / Daryn Pittman (3)
72. Wednesday, Sept. 4 / Willamette Speedway / Lebanon, Ore. / Brad Sweet (13)
73. Friday, Sept. 6 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Brad Sweet (14)
74. Saturday, Sept. 7 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (4)
75. Wednesday, Sept. 11 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Shane Golobic (1)
76. Friday, Sept. 13 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Logan Schuchart (7)
77. Saturday, Sept. 14 / Calistoga Speedway / Calistoga, Calif. / David Gravel (8)
78. Friday, Sept. 20 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, Kan. / Donny Schatz (9)
79. Saturday, Sept. 21 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, Kan. / Brad Sweet (15)
80. Wednesday, Sept. 25 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Carson Macedo (4)
81. Friday, Sept. 27 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Logan Schuchart (8)
82. Saturday, Sept. 28 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / Brad Sweet (16)
83. Friday, Oct. 4 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / David Gravel (9)
84. Saturday, Oct. 5 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Brent Marks (1)
85. Saturday, Oct. 12 / Terre Haute Action Track / Terre Haute, Ind. / Rainout-Canceled
86. Sunday, Oct. 13 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / Christopher Bell (1)
87. Friday, Oct. 18 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, Kan. / Donny Schatz (10)
88. Saturday, Oct. 19 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, Mo. / David Gravel (10)
89. Friday, Oct. 25 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, Pa. / Donny Schatz (11)
90. Saturday, Oct. 26 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, Pa. / Rainout-Canceled

 

 

 

BY THE NUMBERS: How Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz stack up at The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Sweet, Schatz bring historically close points battle to the Can-Am World Finals on Nov. 7-9

CONCORD, NC – Oct. 31, 2019 – Two races. Two drivers. Eight points. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship won’t be determined until the final lap of the season ending Nov. 7-9 Can-Am World Finals.

Brad Sweet currently leads reigning champion Donny Schatz by eight points heading into the final two races of the year at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Sweet is chasing his first championship, while Schatz is hunting his 11th title – sixth in-a-row.

They’ve been the most consistent drivers this year. Both have finished outside the top-10 only seven times in 70 races. They also both have more than 40 top-five finishes – Sweet, 45, and Schatz, 46.

Sweet will end the season as the winningest driver – the first time in seven years someone other than Schatz ended the year with the most wins. That statistic will help Sweet secure the championship if there is a tie in points after the final race. The tie breaker is determined by the greatest number of wins during the season.

If history repeats itself a tie is possible. Schatz gained eight points on Sweet during last year’s World Finals. However, the two years prior Schatz gained 36 points on Sweet.

They’ll have two races at The Dirt Track at Charlotte to put a period on their historically close points battle and be crowned the 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion.

Here’s how Sweet and Schatz have performed at The Dirt Track at Charlotte since 2014 (Sweet’s first full-time season):

BRAD SWEET
Sweet has yet to win at the 4/10-mile Charlotte dirt track, however he is the winningest driver on 4/10-mile tracks this year – two wins at the Jackson Motorplex and one at Lernerville Speedway. His best finish at Charlotte, so far, this year is fourth in May at the Patriot Nationals.

Statistics at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (2014-2019)
Wins: 0
Top 5s: 7
Top 10s: 12
Laps led: 28
Best finish: 2nd
Worst finish: 18th
Average finish: 7.8

Points +/- on Schatz at World Finals
2018: -8
2017: -36
2016: -36
2015: +6
2014: +12

Sweet on going for his first championship:
“We’ve won the Kings Royal and the Knoxville Nationals, the next thing to do would be to win a World of Outlaws championship. You only get these opportunities so often. We’ve never been in this situation before, this close to Donny. You never know what next year brings. We just really want to capitalize on the opportunity we have in front of us. It’s never easy to beat a ten-time champ, so we know we have to be perfect.”

DONNY SCHATZ
Schatz has led laps and won at least one race at the Charlotte dirt track every year since 2015. His best finish at the track this year, so far, is seventh in May. He led 11 laps in May before blowing a tire. He also gained eight points on Sweet during the May Patriot Nationals doubleheader.

Statistics at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (2014-2019)
Wins: 12 (2000-2019)
Top 5s: 11
Top 10s: 15
Laps led: 105
Best finish: 1st
Worst finish: 11th
Average finish: 4.6

Points +/- on Sweet at World Finals
2018: +8
2017: +36
2016: +36
2015: -6
2014: -12

Schatz on going for his 11th championship:
“I have all the faith in the world in everyone at Tony Stewart Racing. I’ve been here twelve plus years and I hope I’m here that long going forward, still being competitive. Right now, we’re at that point where we’ve got to build back up to where we want to be, the king of the hill. We’re not there right now but that’s part of it. We’ve been in that position for a long time. We’ll get there again.”

THE DIRT TRACK AT CHARLOTTE
In May 2000, the state-of-the art dirt track was completed across Highway 29 from Charlotte Motor Speedway. It seats a 14,000 people and hosts events such as the Patriot Nationals, World Short Track Championship and Can-Am World Finals.

Track information
Track size: 4/10-mile
Track layout: Semi-banked
Track record: 11.880 sec. set by Jeff Shepard on Oct. 6, 2001
Tickets: https://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/events/world-of-outlaws-world-finals/
Online: CharlotteMotorSpeedway.com
Phone: (800) 455-FANS

Previous winners
2019 – Giovanni Scelzi on May 24, Logan Schuchart on May 25
2018 – Donny Schatz on May 25, Ian Madsen and Donny Schatz on Nov. 3
2017 – Logan Schuchart on May 26, Donny Schatz on Nov. 3, David Gravel on Nov. 4
2016 – Greg Wilson on May 27, Jason Johnson on Oct. 28, Donny Schatz on Oct. 29
2015 – Donny Schatz on May 22, Dusty Zomer on Nov. 6, Donny Schatz on Nov. 7
2014 – Joey Saldana on May 23, Daryn Pittman on Nov. 7, Brian Brown Nov. 8
2013 – Paul McMahan on May 24, Donny Schatz on Nov. 8, Paul McMahan on Nov. 9
2012 – Joey Saldana on May 25, Sammy Swindell on Nov. 2, Dale Blaney on Nov. 3
2011 – Paul McMahan on May 28, Donny Schatz on Nov. 5, Donny Schatz on Nov. 6
2010 – Donny Schatz on May 29, Jason Meyers on Sept. 6, Jason Meyers on Sept. 6
2009 – Joey Saldana on May 22, Jason Meyers on Nov. 6, Joey Saldana on Nov. 7
2008 – Lance Dewease on May 23, Brooke Tatnell on Oct. 31, Donny Schatz on Nov. 1
2007 – Donny Schatz on May 25, Jason Meyers on Nov. 2, Steve Kinser on Nov. 3
2006 – Kevin Swindell on May 24
2003 – Blake Feese on May 24
2002 – Greg Hodnett on May 24, Greg Hodnett on May 25, Tyler Walker on Oct. 11, Daryn Pittman on Oct. 12
2001 – Danny Lasoski on May 26, Mark Kinser on May 26, Tim Shaffer on Oct. 5, Steve Kinser on Oct. 6
2000 – Sammy Swindell on May 25, Mark Kinser on May 26, Donny Schatz on Oct. 5, Mark Kinser on Oct. 6

 

 

 

 

OWNERSHIP PRIDE: Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne chasing another World of Outlaws title as owners
TSR is aiming for its 10th World of Outlaws championship, KKR is going for its second

CONCORD, NC – Oct. 29, 2019 – Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne have transitioned from battling each other as championship contending NASCAR drivers to competing against each other as championship contending World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series team owners.

This year their teams are separated by only eight points heading into the season ending Nov. 7-9 World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Brad Sweet, driving for Kasey Kahne Racing, currently leads 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, driving for Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing.

If Sweet wins the championship it would be his first and KKR’s second World of Outlaws championship. If Schatz wins it would be his 11th and TSR’s 10th.

“It’s fun to watch the guys, the effort they put in this year,” Kahne said. “Not just this year, all of them have put in over the years. Especially Brad, as long as he’s been at KKR; see where he’s at and what he’s doing. It’s pretty awesome.”

Kahne won his first World of Outlaws championship as an owner in 2013 when Daryn Pittman edged Schatz for the title.

Eight of Stewart’s World of Outlaws championships as an owner have come with Schatz – including five in-a-row from 2014 to 2018. His first came in 2001 with Danny Lasoski.

“Whether it’s the 10th championship or your first one, every one of them is special,” Stewart said. “You’re racing against the best winged Sprint Car drivers and teams in the world. To win one is special and to win ten – and have the ability to get to that landmark – that’s a huge accomplishment and something that means the world to not only me as a car owner but to the entire organization.”

KKR and TSR have been the most dominant and consistent teams this year. Sweet has won 16 races – breaking his record of winning at most nine races in a year – and Schatz has won 11 races, so far. Both have finished outside the top-10 only seven times in 70 races and have collected more than 40 top-five finishes – Sweet, 45, and Schatz, 46.

While funding is a big factor to every team’s success, Stewart said it’s not the key to his team’s accomplishments.

“I think some have attributed our (TSR) and even Kasey Kahne Racing’s success to an extent in that we outspend everyone and that’s not at all the case,” Stewart said. “We’re (TSR) probably as frugal with our money if not even more so than some of the teams we race against. The biggest contributor to having success is actually people you have in place. From the people that you have working on the car to those in the office, they’re what make the difference.

“You’ve got four guys that show up every race, the three that work on the car and the driver. Not only do they have to work together and get along for over 90 nights a year, but they have the results. It really comes down to having quality people that work well together.”

Schatz is working with new crew chief, Steve “Scuba” Swenson, this year, however Swenson is not new to the team. He joined TSR in 2007 and has been on Schatz’s team during his last six championships.

Sweet is in his second year of working with crew chief Eric Prutzman, who used to work as a mechanic for TSR. Prutzman won four championships with Schatz during his time on the team. Prutzman and Sweet won nine races, including the Knoxville Nationals, in their first year together in 2018 and continue to grow the team.

“We’re just always building,” Kahne said. “I feel like where we’re at today, a lot of that stuff is just from the people, the group that we have. It’s as good of a group that we’ve ever had, as far as the way everybody works together. I think over the years Brad’s learned so much what he needs and is looking for and things like that. So, what him and Eric have built there has helped the 9 car, as well. And the things that we learned with James (McFadden) I think helped those guys a little bit, as well. I think overall, it’s a strong two car team group of guys that are enjoying working together.”

Kahne added there are several factors that need to go right for Sweet and his team to have the kind of year they’re having.

“It seems like to have the kind of year the 49 is having, that’s engine, that’s car, that’s shocks, that’s people, that’s preparation,” Kahne said. “Getting up and down the road, truck and trailer. It’s everything. You can’t really have a whole lot of hiccups if you’re going to pull that off. That’s where they’re at this year. They’re doing a great job.”

Schatz isn’t having his usual season of winning more than 20 races and having the championship locked up by now, but Stewart said there’s no advice he needs to give Schatz or the team. He’s seen their determination to win grow with every race.

“Donny is a smart guy; he knows what it takes to get the job done,” Stewart said. “It hasn’t been the season they’ve wanted by any means, but his mindset now is the same as it’s been ten times before. Watching him get down to the end of the season and race for a championship, this isn’t new to him. When you’ve won one championship, they tend to come easier after that – at least psychologically. From that standpoint, I don’t have to tell him anything. He knows what to do and where he needs to be to accomplish the goal.”

Stewart and Kahne acknowledged the feeling of going for a championship as an owner rather than a driver is different, but the pride of winning is just as strong.

“Considering I’ve never won a winged Sprint Car championship as a driver, winning as an owner is huge,” Stewart said. “We’ve been lucky enough to win several owner and driver championships. I think when you win as a driver, your initial feeling is one of pride for yourself and your crew. But when you’re winning as an owner, I think you feel proud because of the people that you have and everyone that’s involved in making that happen and you see it from a bigger picture standpoint.”

As a driver, Kahne said you feel like you’re a part of the team more because you’re working with them, helping make decisions throughout the night and, obviously, driving the car. As an owner, he said he tries to give the team everything they need and let them run with it.

“It’s definitely a little different feeling, but for me when Daryn (Pittman) won the championship it was really great for KKR,” Kahne said. “If Brad and the guys can pull it off it would be another championship for KKR, which would be awesome. We have a lot of people that put a lot into it for a long time. To get another one would be great.”

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Nov. 7-9 will be at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the season ending Can-Am World Finals. Get tickets and more information.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

 

 

 

ROYAL WIN: Donny Schatz cuts points deficit down to 8 points with Port Royal win
Schatz’s 11th win of the season helped cut Brad Sweet’s points lead down by 24 points

PORT ROYAL, PA – Oct. 26, 2019 – Donny Schatz has spoken modestly about this year’s dramatic points battle with Brad Sweet. However, his on-track performance shouts anecdotes about it every race night.

Friday night at Port Royal Speedway it shouted load enough to capture everyone’s attention.

Schatz won his 11th World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory of the year, his third consecutive Series win at Port Royal Speedway and decimated Sweet’s points lead over him by 24 points due to Sweet finishing 12th – now Schatz is only eight points behind Sweet with three races to go.

“We just got to focus on what we do,” a modest Schatz said in Victory Lane. “There isn’t anything I can do to effect what he does. We never won a championship worrying about who we’re racing against or what they were doing. Obviously, what these (Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing) guys are doing is working. They made all of the right changes to the car.”

The Fargo, N.D. driver has been the king of the “Speed Palace” ever since the World of Outlaws returned to the half-mile track in 2014. Since then Schatz has yet to finish worse than third.

He started the night in dominant fashion by winning his Drydene Heat race and the first DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

When the 30-lap Feature for the first night of the Nittany Showdown went green Schatz was a rocket. He launched ahead of the field from his pole position and held the top spot into turn one. Brian Brown was in hot pursuit behind him, though.

While Schatz ran low for the first lap, Brown ran high. The FVP No. 21 built momentum and speed around the top, charging to Schatz’s rear bumper off each corner. Brown eyed an opening to the outside of Schatz off turn four, but the 10-time Series champion slammed the door shut before Brown could sneak his bumper between him and the wall.

Schatz then moved to the middle of the track and began to pull away from Brown. Behind the top-two Aaron Reutzel had charged from sixth to third on the first lap.

The Toco Warranty No. 15 was in lap traffic by Lap eight, but the slower cars did little to slow Schatz down.

The battle for second heated up near the midway point with Reutzel putting pressure on Brown and eventually darting underneath him for second on Lap 12. However, a red flag for Danny Dietrich hitting the wall in turn two came out before the lap was completed and Brown held second.

On the restart Schatz, again, bolted ahead of the field and Anthony Macri charged to third with Reutzel having a bad start.

While Schatz pulled away with the lead, Macri grew faster as the race progressed. He passed Brown for second with five laps to go and reeled in Schatz. Time was not in his favor, though. The Dillsburg, Pa. driver had to settle for second – his first World of Outlaws top-five finish – with Schatz a car length away. Brown rounded out the podium in third.

“The car was pretty solid all night long,” Macri said. “About halfway through the Feature I could pretty much put the car wherever I wanted. That’s always nice. This thing was operating smooth tonight.”

Schatz’s win was his 294th career Series victory and the second win in two weeks for the new Ford FPS 410 engine. The new engine’s capabilities were put to the test in the 30-lap Feature with fuel a potential issue.

“Thirty laps around this place with the way the conditions are was going to be questionable on fuel,” Schatz said. “They said, ‘Hey, you might want to conserve a little bit.’ I don’t know how much fuel we have left, but we made it. That’s the important part. Just the nature of the beast. These things pump a lot of fuel through them, a lot of air. We got a little extra air and fuel tonight with the Ford. Hats off to those guys. It’s been a fun project.”

Sweet was able to race from 18th to 12th on the fast track surface Friday night, but his performance wasn’t enough to withstand Schatz’s dominating run. The final night of the Nittany Showdown at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday will be Sweet and Schatz’s last chance to have the points lead before the final two races of the year at the World Finals in November.

“We’re running out of races to win, so it’s good to get one tonight,” Schatz said.

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Saturday, Oct. 26, will return to Port Royal Speedway for the final night of the Nittany Showdown. The start times have been changed with the front gate and pit gate opening at 11 a.m., Hot Laps scheduled to start at 1 p.m. and Heat races scheduled to start at 2 p.m. Get tickets and more information.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$8,000]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri [3][$4,000]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [2][$2,500]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7][$2,200]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6][$2,100]; 6. 83-Daryn Pittman [4][$2,000]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [9][$1,800]; 8. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [10][$1,600]; 9. 41-David Gravel [5][$1,500]; 10. 19-Brent Marks [23][$1,300]; 11. 1-Logan Wagner [19][$1,200]; 12. 49-Brad Sweet [18][$1,100]; 13. 2-Carson Macedo [14][$1,000]; 14. 9-Brock Zearfoss [8][$700]; 15. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [20][$600]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [11][$600]; 17. 5-Shane Stewart [22][$600]; 18. 72-Ryan Smith [17][$600]; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser [25][$]; 20. 11-T.J. Stutts [16][$600]; 21. 11Z-Zeb Wise [21][$600]; 22. 55K-Robbie Kendall [15][$600]; 23. 19P-Paige Polyak [24][$600]; 24. 48-Danny Dietrich [12][$600]; 25. 57J-Jeff Miller [26][$]; 26. 13-Paul McMahan [13][$600]; Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+13]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 41-David Gravel, 15.053; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.062; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri, 15.102; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.172; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.222; 6. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.235; 7. 11Z-Zeb Wise, 15.274; 8. 1-Logan Wagner, 15.334; 9. 55-Mike Wagner, 15.337; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 15.344; 11. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 15.35; 12. 72-Ryan Smith, 15.385; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.394; 14. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 15.45; 15. 57J-Jeff Miller, 15.451; 16. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.46; 17. 75-Nicole Bower, 15.505; 18. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 15.571; 19. 29-Dan Shetler, 15.602; 20. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 15.606; 21. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 15.644; 22. 49H-Bradley Howard, 15.649; 23. 24B-Dustin Baney, 15.956; 24. 14T-Tyler Walton, 15.97; 25. 12-Barry Shearer, 15.99; 26. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 17.475

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 21-Brian Brown, 15.172; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman, 15.291; 3. 9-Brock Zearfoss, 15.315; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.333; 5. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 15.338; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich, 15.348; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.368; 8. 11-T.J. Stutts, 15.373; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.403; 10. 2-Carson Macedo, 15.405; 11. 19P-Paige Polyak, 15.501; 12. 69K-Lance Dewease, 15.525; 13. 58-Jeff Halligan, 15.617; 14. 33-Jared Esh, 15.63; 15. 17K-Kyle Smith, 15.631; 16. 5-Shane Stewart, 15.65; 17. 19-Brent Marks, 15.688; 18. 21X-Christopher Bell, 15.721; 19. 40-George Hobaugh, 15.753; 20. 35-Tyler Reeser, 15.785; 21. 67-Justin Whittall, 15.849; 22. 33W-Michael Walter, 15.928; 23. 19R-Jordan Ryan, 15.952; 24. 12W-Troy Fraker, 16.613; 25. 47K-Kody Lehman, NT; 26. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey, NT

 

 

 

DIRTVISION TO BROADCAST PERTH MOTORPLEX SPRINTCARS, LATE MODELS, SPEEEDCARS & MORE

12 Races from Western Australia’s Leading Dirt Track

DIRTVision, world leader in dirt track live streaming and home of the World of Outlaws, announced today a partnership with Perth Motorplex to live stream races from the ultra-fast 1/3-mile speedway to fans in both Australia and American, as well as across the globe, for the first time ever. Celebrating its 20th anniversary season, Australia’s West Coast Motorplex is known for the many slide jobs delivered on a track where the outside wall often doubles as the cushion.

Coverage begins Saturday, October 26, with the season opener, Shannon’s Power Palooza. The blockbuster event kicks off at 5:00 p.m. in Perth with two hours of drag racing, followed by two hours of Sprint Cars, Late Models, Speedcars (Midgets) at 7:00 p.m. in Perth — 7:00 a.m. eastern in the United States — capped off with a burnout contest.

While big events dominate the calendar at the Motorplex, American stars will take to the track during the John Day Classic Western Australia Sprintcar and Speedcar Title for the Race Heard around the World. USAC National Midget points leader Tyler Courtney will join Pennsylvania’s Alex Bright and New Zealand’s Michael Pickens against the best drivers from Australia in pursuit of the massive AU$14,000 winner’s share of the AU$50,000 purse… unless of course they have the guts to start from the rear of the field, in which case a win is worth a whopping AU$39,000!

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car star Shane Stewart will be joined by Mark Dobmeier and others as they take on Australian stars Jason Kendrick, Ben Ellement, Shaun Bradford, Andrew Priolo and more during two nights of USA Speedweek action, December 26 and 28.

Widely known for having one of the strongest Dirt Late Model programs in Australia, Perth will welcome American standout Tyler Erb this year as one of the first Americans entered to take on Australia’s defending Champion Paul Stubber (also a veteran of the U.S. DIRTcar Summer Nationals), along with Brent Vosbergen and others January 8 and 11 for the Australian Late Model Championship, the most prestige Dirt Late Model event in the country.

“Perth Motorplex is a standout in the Australian speedway scene, and adding their events to our calendar is consistent with our mission to keep DIRTVision the home of the highest quality racing from around the globe,” said Brian Dunlap, Director of Broadcast for DIRTVision. “We know that Australian fans will be excited to watch, and we are proud to add more high-quality Sprint Car, Late Model and Speedcar (Midget) racing for our American customers.”

All 12 events from Perth Motorplex will be available to Australian and American subscribers — and other subscribers across the globe — with either a Late Model or Sprint Car FAST PASS, at a price of just US$39 per month. Individual events will be available on a pay-per-view basis with prices starting as low as US$19 per event.

“Perth Motorplex is one of the greatest dirt track’s in the world, and we can’t wait to showcase our facility and drivers on DIRTVision,” said Gavin Migro, Speedway Racing Manager at Perth Motorplex, “Whether it is a local fan who just can’t make it to the track because they have to work late, one of our mates from the East Coast (Australia) who can’t get to sleep after a night at their favorite speedway, or an American enthusiast who wants to catch a little racing over breakfast, we believe that this is a big step towards broadening our audience at the Motorplex.”

Tune in Saturday, October 26 at 5:00 p.m. in Perth, 5:00 a.m. in the United States, for live coverage of Shannon’s Power Palooza. See DIRTVision.com for complete schedule and details.

 

 

AT A GLANCE: Donny Schatz not worried about points, focused on winning Port Royal doubleheader
Schatz working on improving season and plans to ‘go for broke’ with four races remaining

PORT ROYAL, PA – Oct. 21, 2019 – With four races left to go in the 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season Donny Schatz has found himself in unusual territory.

The 10-time Series champion – who for the last five years had the championship locked up by now – finds himself 32 points behind Brad Sweet for the points lead heading into the Oct. 25 to 26 Nittany Showdown doubleheader at Port Royal Speedway.

You won’t catch the reigning champion sweating about it, though.

“I’m not worried about championship points,” Schatz said. “I’ve never really worried about who’s behind or ahead. You race the same.”

However, that doesn’t mean he’s not aware of the fluctuating points situation. Schatz had cut Sweet’s lead down from 40 points to 14 after the National Open weekend at Williams Grove Speedway but then fell to 30 points behind after being the victim of two accidents at Tri-State Speedway.

“Weekends like last weekend, yeah, I’d like to go find the guy that drove into the back of me and took me out and put me in this position and beat the shit out of him,” Schatz said. “But that’s just the nature of the beast.

“We got to go win races. When you can’t win races, you’ve got to run second and third. But ultimately, we’re not into seconds and thirds. We’re here to win.”

This weekend’s event at Port Royal Speedway is a good place for Schatz and his Tony Stewart/ Curb-Agajanian Racing team to potentially pick up two more wins before the season ending Can-Am World Finals event. Schatz has won the last two World of Outlaws races at the half-mile Pennsylvania track. He out dueled Sweet for the win at the speedway last year.

The Fargo, N.D. driver has not finished worse than third at Port Royal Speedway since the Series returned to the speedway in 2014. He’s gained eight points on Sweet the last two years at Port Royal and 12 points on him in 2016. If history repeats itself, Schatz could potentially cut Sweet’s points lead in half after the weekend.

Schatz is the winningest driver on half-mile speedways this year with six of his 10 wins coming at half-mile tracks. His latest win at the half-mile Lakeside Speedway was the first win for the new Ford FPS 410 engine – the first time in 21 years a Ford powered World of Outlaws Sprint Car won. Schatz will have the FPS 410 again at Port Royal.

In the first quarter of the year Schatz said he would give his season a C grade. Five months later he said he wouldn’t change the grade. At least for himself.

“My season is a C. The race team, these guys, I’d give them an A,” Schatz said. “They’ve done a phenomenal job all year. I’ve had some moments where I put myself in a bad spot and I didn’t carry the car when I needed to carry the car.

“The car isn’t going to be perfect ever. And a driver has to do a better job and that’s something I’ve been good at over the years. This year, not so much. I can take that on my shoulders. I’m a human being. I’ve made mistakes and I’ve got a lot of things going on that have probably affected me in that light. I’m working on that. So, all you can do is work to be better going forward and that’s what I’m doing.”

In the final four races of the year Schatz said, “it’s kind of go for broke.”

“A long time ago I had a phrase, I’d say win it or wear it,” Schatz said. “We’re going to win it or wear it. It’s going to be that way here on out.”

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26, at Port Royal Speedway for the Nittany Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

ABOUT THE TRACK
Port Royal Speedway is a semi-banked half-mile track. The track record is 14.868 sec. set by Brian Brown on Oct. 28, 2018.
Online – PortRoyalSpeedway.com
Phone – (717) 527-2303

TICKETS
Tickets can be purchased by going to WorldofOutlaws.com/tix.

1/2-MILE WINNERS THIS YEAR
There have been 24 races on a 1/2-mile track, so far, this year.
-Volusia Speedway: Daryn Pittman won on Feb. 8 and 9
-The Dirt Track at Las Vegas: Tim Shaffer won on Feb. 27 and Donny Schatz won on Feb. 28
-Perris Auto Speedway: Aaron Reutzel won on March 30
-Devil’s Bowl Speedway: Logan Schuchart won on April 12
-Eldora Speedway: Donny Schatz won on May 10, July 17 and July 19, Brad Sweet won on July 18 and July 20 and Logan Schuchart won on Sept. 27
-Williams Grove Speedway: David Gravel won on May 17 and Oct. 4; Lance Dewease won on May 18; Tim Shaffer won on July 26; Donny Schatz won on July 27 and Brent Marks won on Oct. 5
-Knoxville Raceway: Brian Brown won on June 14; Brad Sweet won on June 15; David Gravel on Aug. 10
-Black Hills Speedway: Carson Macedo won on Aug. 23
-Calistoga Speedway: David Gravel won on Sept. 14
-Lakeside Speedway: Donny Schatz won on Oct. 18

PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2018 – Donny Schatz on Oct. 28
2017 – Donny Schatz on Oct. 14
2016 – Logan Schuchart on Oct. 15
2015 – Brad Sweet on Oct. 24
2014 – Ryan Smith on Oct. 25
2004 – Donny Schatz on Sept. 29
2003 – Jason Meyers on Oct. 2
2002 – Brad Furr on Sept. 29
2001 – Danny Wood on Sept. 27
1987 – Doug Wolfgang on May 27
1986 – Don Kreitz, Jr., on May 28
1979 – Lynn Paxton on July 25

ON THE INTERNET
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
Twitter – Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – Instagram.com/WoOSprint – @woosprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws
YouTube – YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – Dirtvision.com – Get your Fast Pass to watch all races LIVE for only $39/month
Twitter – Twitter.com/DIRTVision – @DIRTVision
Facebook – Facebook.com/WatchDIRTVision

DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Brent Marks – @bmracing19
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
Ian Madsen – @IanMadsen
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Shane Stewart – @shanestewart_5
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Thurs., Nov. 7 to Sat., Nov. 9, will conclude its 2019 tour at the Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. Get tickets and more information.

2019 STATS
There have been 69 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (19 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 16
2– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 10
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 10
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 8
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
5 – Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (44 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 26
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 24
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 21
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 20
5 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 16
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 16
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 15
7 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 10
8 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 8
9 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 7
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 7
10 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 5
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 5
11 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 4
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 4
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 4
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 4
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 4
12 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 2
13 – Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1
– Willie Croft, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Tony Stewart, Columbus, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Montieth, Phoenixville, Pa. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Justin Sanders, Watsonville, Calif. – 1
– Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, Wash. – 1
– Logan Seavey, Sutter, Calif. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (27 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 9
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 9
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 6
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 5
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
4 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
5 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 2
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Jeff Swindell, Memphis, Tenn. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, Wash. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (36 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 4
2 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 3
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
3 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
4 – Cale Conley, Vienna, W.Va. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– T.J. Stutts, Liverpool, Pa. – 1
– Cory Haas, York, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Russel Borland, Kewaskum, Wis. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Australia – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Zach Daum, Pocahontas, Ill. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Chase Stockon, Haubstadt, Ind. ­– 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (15 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia
– Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Lee Jacobs, Dalton, Ohio – 1
– Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Dylan Cisney, Port Royal, Pa. – 1
– Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (3 different drivers)
1 – Justin Peck, Monrovia, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (29 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 32
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 30
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 28
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 25
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 16
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 9
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 9
7 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 6
8 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 5
9 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
10 – Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 3
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 3
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 3
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 3
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 3
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 3
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 3
11 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 2
12 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Jason Solwold, Burlington, Wash. – 1
– Justin Sanders, Watsonville, Calif. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (27 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 6
2 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 5
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Pa. – 5
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
3 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 4
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
4 – Dominic Scelzi – Fresno, Calif. – 3
5 – Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 2
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 2
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
6 – Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Derek Hagar, Marion, Ark. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Brian Montieth, Phoenixville, Pa. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (26 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 425
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 289
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 266
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 243
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 130
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 129
7 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 118
8 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 75
9 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 62
10 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 55
11 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 53
12 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 52
13 – Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 48
14 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 41
15 – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 40
16 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 37
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 37
17 – Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 34
18 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 31
19 – Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 22
20 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 19
21 – Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 16
22 – Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 10
23 – Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 7
24 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 6
25 – Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 2
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 2

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (20 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 20
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 9
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
5 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
6 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 2
7 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Sye Lynch, Apollo, Pa. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1

FASTEST IN PRACTICE (22 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of times fastest
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 11*
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 10*
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 6
5 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4*
6 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 3
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 3
7 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2*
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 2
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 2
8 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, Pa. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind. ­– 1
*A fastest time came during a second set of Hot Laps

2019 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (2)
3. Sunday, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park/ Baberville, Fla. / Rainout-Canceled
4. Friday, Feb. 22 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
5. Saturday, Feb. 23 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
6. Wednesday, Feb. 27 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Tim Shaffer (1)
7. Thursday, Feb. 28 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (1)
8. Friday, March 8 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
9. Saturday, March 9 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Ian Madsen (1)
10. Friday, March 15 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Carson Macedo (1)
11. Saturday, March 16 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Logan Schuchart (1)
12. Friday, March 22 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
13. Saturday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Rainout-Rescheduled for Sept. 11
14. Friday, March 29 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
15. Saturday, March 30 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Aaron Reutzel (1)
16. Friday, April 5 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (1)
17. Saturday, April 6 / Arizona Speedway / Queen Creek, Ariz. / David Gravel (2)
18. Friday, April 12 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Logan Schuchart (2)
19. Saturday, April 13 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
20. Friday, April 26 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, Mo. / Brad Sweet (2)
21. Saturday, April 27 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway / Pevely, Mo. / Rainout-Canceled
22. Sunday, April 28 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Sept. 25
23. Friday, May 3 / Riverside International Speedway / West Memphis, Ark. / Rainout-Canceled
24. Saturday, May 4 / Tri-State International Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Oct. 13
25. Friday, May 10 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (2)
26. Saturday, May 11 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Postponed-Rescheduled for July 17
27. Wednesday, May 15 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Lance Dewease (1)
28. Friday, May 17 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / David Gravel (3)
29. Saturday, May 18 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (2)
30. Sunday, May 19 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / Rainout-Canceled
31. Tuesday, May 21 / Bridgeport Speedway / Bridgeport, NJ / Danny Dietrich (1)
32. Friday, May 24 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
33. Saturday, May 25 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Logan Schuchart (3)
34. Monday, May 27 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Kyle Larson (1)
35. Friday, May 31 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Donny Schatz (3)
36. Saturday, June 1 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Shane Stewart (1)
37. Tuesday, June 4 / Fairbury Speedway / Fairbury, Ill. / Kyle Larson (2)
38. Friday, June 7 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Logan Schuchart (4)
39. Saturday, June 8 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, Minn. / Brad Sweet (3)
40. Friday, June 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brian Brown (1)
41. Saturday, June 15 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brad Sweet (4)
42. Saturday, June 22 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Brad Sweet (5)
43. Sunday, June 23 / Dubuque Speedway / Dubuque, Iowa / Rainout-Canceled
44. Thursday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Brad Sweet (6)
45. Friday, June 28 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Carson Macedo (2)
46. Saturday, June 29 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Brad Sweet (7)
47. Wednesday, July 3 / Brown County Speedway, Aberdeen, S.D. / Brad Sweet (8)
48. Saturday, July 6 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
49. Saturday, July 6 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Brad Sweet (9)
50. Friday, July 12 / Hartford Speedway / Hartford, Mich. / David Gravel (4)
51. Saturday, July 13 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, Wis. / Donny Schatz (4)
52. Wednesday, July 17 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (5)
53.Thursday, July 18 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Brad Sweet (10)
54. Friday, July 19 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (6)
55. Saturday, July 20 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Brad Sweet (11) – Kings Royal
56. Tuesday, July 23 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / David Gravel (5)
57. Friday, July 26 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Tim Shaffer (2)
58. Saturday, July 27 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Donny Schatz (7)
59. Friday, Aug. 2 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Brad Sweet (12)
60. Saturday, Aug. 3 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
61. Wednesday, Aug. 7 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Trey Starks (Prelim)
62. Thursday, Aug. 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / David Gravel (Prelim)
63. Friday, Aug. 9 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Kerry Madsen (Prelim)
64. Saturday, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / David Gravel (6) – Knoxville Nationals
65. Friday, Aug. 16 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (8)
66. Saturday, Aug. 17 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, N.D. / Rainout-Canceled
67. Friday, Aug. 23 / Black Hills Speedway / Rapid City, S.D. / Carson Macedo (3)
68. Saturday, Aug. 24 / Big Sky Speedway / Billings, Mont. / David Gravel (7)
69. Friday, Aug. 30 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Logan Schuchart (5)
70. Saturday, Aug. 31 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Logan Schuchart (6)
71. Monday, Sept. 2 / Grays Harbor Raceway / Elma, Wash. / Daryn Pittman (3)
72. Wednesday, Sept. 4 / Willamette Speedway / Lebanon, Ore. / Brad Sweet (13)
73. Friday, Sept. 6 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Brad Sweet (14)
74. Saturday, Sept. 7 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (4)
75. Wednesday, Sept. 11 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Shane Golobic (1)
76. Friday, Sept. 13 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Logan Schuchart (7)
77. Saturday, Sept. 14 / Calistoga Speedway / Calistoga, Calif. / David Gravel (8)
78. Friday, Sept. 20 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, Kan. / Donny Schatz (9)
79. Saturday, Sept. 21 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, Kan. / Brad Sweet (15)
80. Wednesday, Sept. 25 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Carson Macedo (4)
81. Friday, Sept. 27 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Logan Schuchart (8)
82. Saturday, Sept. 28 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / Brad Sweet (16)
83. Friday, Oct. 4 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / David Gravel (9)
84. Saturday, Oct. 5 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Brent Marks (1)
85. Saturday, Oct. 12 / Terre Haute Action Track / Terre Haute, Ind. / Rainout-Canceled
86. Sunday, Oct. 13 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / Christopher Bell (1)
87. Friday, Oct. 18 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, Kan. / Donny Schatz (10)
88. Saturday, Oct. 19 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, Mo. / David Gravel (10)

 

 

 

STORYBOOK CLASSIC: David Gravel wins Jason Johnson Classic
Gravel wins at Lake Ozark Speedway, his 10th win of the year with Jason Johnson Racing

ELDON, MO – Oct. 19, 2019 – Jason Johnson had a black book of goals he’d like to accomplish. One was to promote a race.

On Saturday night at Lake Ozark Speedway it was checked off Johnson's list. His widow, Bobbi Johnson, promoted the Jason Johnson Classic with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

The event started with rain but had a storybook ending.

Like a wave rising in the ocean before crashing down, the sea of people filling the grandstands simultaneously rose to their feet and applauded as David Gravel piloted the Jason Johnson Racing No. 41 car to Victory Lane.

Family, friends and team members – all with smiles and some with tears – flooded Victory Lane to congratulate Gravel and Johnson on the victory – reminiscent of Gravel’s Knoxville Nationals win in August.

“Just couldn’t have been a better night,” said a jubilated Gravel. “We’ve had two weeks this year that are storybook weeks. To get this done and win tonight… it might look like it’s fixed, but it isn’t. Sheldon (Haudenschild) made me work for that race.”

The Watertown, Conn. driver was fast all night, winning his Drydene Heat race – holding off a hard charging Haudenschild to do so – and finishing fourth in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash – won by Jason Sides, who also held off Haudenschild for the win.

When the 41-lap Feature when green Sides rocketed ahead of the field and threw his King Racing Products No. 7S car to the high side. He committed to the line in his pursuit for the win. If someone was going to pass him the bottom was their only option.

Haudenschild followed in line with Sides, riding the high side, trying to hunt him down. Behind them, Gravel worked his way by Brian Brown for third on Lap two and reeled in the top two every lap.

Sides got loose off turn two on Lap seven, allowing Haudenschild to close to his tail tank and Gravel to charge toward them both.

When the trio reached turn three Gravel slung his Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 41 car to the bottom of the track, sliding by Haudenschild and Sides for the lead. Gravel powered in front of them off turn four to officially take the lead on Lap eight, while Haudenschild also snuck by Sides to take second.

The battle was now Gravel versus Haudenschild. Both favored the cushion around the 1/3-mile speedway. Haudenschild’s NOS Energy Drink No. 17 was utilizing it better, though. He caught Gravel on Lap 14 and dove underneath him in turn three to steal the lead away from him.

Haudenschild led the next 11 laps, with Gravel keeping pressure from behind, before a caution spoiled the Wooster, Ohio driver’s night.

On the restart with 17 laps to go Haudenschild slid over the cushion in turn two and Gravel pounced. He charged underneath Haudenschild down the backstretch and sailed his car into turn three, gapping Haudenschild by two car lengths.

“Being on the outside I kind of pinched him (Haudenschild) a little bit,” Gravel said. “You’ve got to do those things to win races. I think I just had a little bit of an advantage on him on the double-file restart and was able to get the lead.”

Haudenschild kept Gravel in sight for the rest of the race but wasn’t able to put together another strong enough run to catch him.

“I would have liked to have raced in traffic a little bit more,” Haudenschild said. “I think it mixes it up and made a little bit more possibilities. When we were in clean air we were just ripping around there and waiting until we got traffic to get anything.”

Logan Schuchart had his own exciting race, charging from 11th to third – his second podium finish in-a-row.

“There in the beginning it was pretty interesting, we were battling back there with Brad (Sweet) and Donny (Schatz). That’s something you don’t want to get in between,” Schuchart said. “It was a good race. We were able to get up there on some restarts, pass some cars when we needed to.”

Sweet and Schatz – who are first and second, respectively, in the championship points ­­– battled around each other most of the night. Sweet had the better night, racing from 12th to fourth, while Schatz raced from 14th to eighth. Sweet is now 32 points ahead of Schatz with only four races left this season – only two before the World Finals.

Gravel’s win was his 10th of the year – first at Lake Ozark Speedway – and 49th career World of Outlaws win.

With Gravel and Schatz having 10 wins and Sweet having 16, it’s the first time since 2000 that there are at least three drivers with 10 or more wins in the Series.

“To hit double digits this year is great,” Gravel said about his win total. “It’s a hard feat to do on the World of Outlaws tour. For us to do that, it feels awesome.

“This is for Jason’s family. Put a smile on their faces tonight and hopefully for the whole week coming up."

Bobbi Johnson called Gravel and the JJR team a “dream team” with how well they have meshed this year and the success they’ve had. Their victory helped put a period on the storybook ending for the inaugural Jason Johnson Classic – a big goal checked off Jason’s list.

“Tomorrow when you sit back and realize and think about all of the man hours and all of the time and all of the help and preparation, there’s a whole team that put on this deal and stood behind me,” Johnson said. “Just to feel like I checked off one of Jason’s things he always wanted to do… he had a black book and there’s a couple of things in there that’s not checked off, so that’s what I’m trying to do next.”

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26, will be at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. for the Nittany Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (41 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [4][$10,410]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$5,910]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][$3,610]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [12][$3,210]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [8][$2,910]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [1][$2,710]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5][$2,610]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [14][$2,510]; 9. 5-Shane Stewart [19][$2,460]; 10. 19-Brent Marks [15][$2,410]; 11. 2M-Kerry Madsen [18][$1,910]; 12. 17B-Bill Balog [20][$1,610]; 13. 18-Ian Madsen [9][$1,510]; 14. 2-Carson Macedo [13][$1,460]; 15. 4-Terry McCarl [10][$1,410]; 16. 91-Cale Thomas [16][$1,310]; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen [7][$1,210]; 18. 33M-Mason Daniel [21][$1,210]; 19. 99-Skylar Gee [6][$1,210]; 20. 21-Brian Brown [3][$1,210]; 21. O9-Matt Juhl [17][$1,210]; 22. 14K-Kyle Bellm [22][$1,210]; 23. 2C-Wayne Johnson [24][$1,210]; 24. W20-Greg Wilson [23][$1,210]; Lap Leaders: Jason Sides 1-7; David Gravel 8-13, 25-41; Sheldon Haudenschild 14-24; KSE Hard Charger Award: 5-Shane Stewart[+10]

Qualifying – 1. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.111; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.116; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.189; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.193; 5. 21-Brian Brown, 11.196; 6. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.226; 7. 91-Cale Thomas, 11.238; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.241; 9. 41-David Gravel, 11.26; 10. 99-Skylar Gee, 11.287; 11. 83-Daryn Pittman, 11.29; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.302; 13. 2-Carson Macedo, 11.326; 14. O9-Matt Juhl, 11.346; 15. 19-Brent Marks, 11.374; 16. 4-Terry McCarl, 11.389; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.401; 18. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.507; 19. 14K-Kyle Bellm, 11.518; 20. 33M-Mason Daniel, 11.524; 21. 5-Shane Stewart, 11.564; 22. O5-Colin Smith, 11.64; 23. 17B-Bill Balog, 11.652; 24. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 11.665; 25. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, 11.67; 26. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.723; 27. 35L-Cody Ledger, 11.878; 28. 7W-Skylar Hunter, 11.901

 

 

 

VICTORIOUS ONCE AGAIN: Donny Schatz wins with Ford at Lakeside Speedway, cuts into points lead
Schatz puts a Ford powered World of Outlaws Sprint Car back in Victory Lane for the first time in 21 years

KANSAS CITY, KS – Oct. 18, 2019 – When Ford wanted to win Le Mans against the unstoppable Ferrari team it turned to legendary car designer Carroll Shelby, his team and his ace driver Ken Miles to get the job done.

Spoiler: They won.

A similar mentality was used when Ford wanted to return to Sprint Car racing with a new 410 engine, after a more than 20-year absence in the sport. It turned to NASCAR champion Tony Stewart, his team and his ace driver Donny Schatz.

Friday night at Lakeside Speedway, for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown, Schatz brought a Ford powered World of Outlaws Sprint Car back to Victory Lane for the first time since August 26, 1998 when Jeff Swindell won at Southern Oregon Speedway.

It was the new Ford FPS 410 engine’s third appearance in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series – Schatz finished on the podium in his first two races with it.

“It’s pretty rewarding,” said Schatz about winning with the new Ford engine. “Sometimes you have to do things in life that are off the beaten path. That’s what this whole program is. They got a lot of dedication to it. Tony (Stewart) does. And what Tony asks us to do we do. Here we are.

“Rick (Warner, Schatz’s former crew chief who helped develop the FPS 410) has put a lot of time and blood and sweat and countless sleepless nights on it and to bring it out and to have two podiums at Williams Grove and a win tonight is huge… It’s going to be a live and learn experience. Tonight, it was a live on it. The next night we might be learning. But they did a great job and that’s what we’re here to do, have fun and win races with it.”

Schatz and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing had to fight for the win all night. He finished second in his Drydene Heat race to Logan Schuchart, who was about half of a second faster than everyone else. Schatz then finished fifth in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and had to change a motor after.

The motor wasn’t at fault for the change, Schatz said. It wasn’t sealed properly and leaked oil.

With a new FPS 410 installed for the Feature, Schatz put its full potential on display throughout the 30 laps.

The beginning of the race was plagued with multiple cautions for accidents and poor restarts. Brian Brown, in the FVP No. 21 car, led the field through it all. Daryn Pittman, David Gravel, Logan Schuchart, Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz battled amongst themselves for position in the short runs between cautions.

Schatz made his way from fifth to second by Lap 10.

A reg flag for Matt Juhl flipping on Lap 12 brought out an Open Red, allowing teams to fuel their cars and make adjustments.

When the Feature when back green Schatz didn’t waste time testing the limits of his new engine to pass Brown for the lead.

Brown hung on to the high side of the track through turns one and two, while Schatz searched for grip low. What he found allowed him to hammer the throttle and exit the corner side-by-side with Brown.

They drag raced down the backstretch and remained in line through turns three and four. However, Brown couldn’t match the lightspeed launch Schatz got off turn four. The Toco Warranty No. 15 shot to the lead on Lap 13.

Brown, of Grain Valley, Mo., was hungry for another hometown win, though. Continuing to favor the top line, he built momentum off turn two and charged to the outside of Schatz down the backstretch. They again raced side-by-side through turns three and four, but the FPS 410 continued to conjure remarkable speed off the corner.

Schatz took the lead and ran away with it. He found himself more than a second ahead of Brown a few laps after passing him.

Schuchart eventually charged his way to second by Lap 20 and Sweet moved into third by Lap 27. Time was running out to catch Schatz, though. Lap traffic became a factor in the closing laps, but before either driver could try to use it to their advantage a caution came out for Ian Madsen slowing in turn four.

When the green flag flew again, Schatz was gone. The 10-time Series champion sprinted away from the field and had almost a second lead over Schuchart when he crossed the finish line.

“I would’ve liked to see what would have happened if we kept going or had some lap traffic,” Schuchart said. “This is a great team. An awesome year. We would’ve liked to have gotten the win… But still a great night.”

Sweet’s third-place finish allowed Schatz to chip away at his points lead. The Fargo, N.D. driver is now 24 points behind Sweet, of Grass Valley, Calif., with five races left this season – three before the World Finals in November.

“We’re happy with a podium run,” Sweet said. “We were just a little bit off and fighting a few things. We’ll take a podium with the NAPA Auto Parts car and move on to tomorrow night.”

Schatz’s victory was his 10th of the year – 293rd career Series win – and first win in almost a month.

“These guys, it’s incredible what they do,” Schatz said about his team. “The race car was awesome. Yeah, we got to make changes to it for the extra power and a little bit extra weight, but they do an awesome job. It’s great to finally get a win again.”

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Oct. 19 will return to Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. for the Jason Johnson Classic. Get tickets and more information.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$3,200]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [1][$2,800]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [2][$2,500]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [11][$2,300]; 7. 41-David Gravel [3][$2,200]; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [13][$2,100]; 9. 19-Brent Marks [22][$2,050]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [21][$2,000]; 11. 91-Cale Thomas [8][$1,500]; 12. 2-Carson Macedo [10][$1,200]; 13. 17B-Bill Balog [14][$1,100]; 14. 2C-Wayne Johnson [23][$1,050]; 15. 4-Terry McCarl [16][$1,000]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [9][$900]; 17. 99-Skylar Gee [18][$800]; 18. 35L-Cody Ledger [24][$800]; 19. 18-Ian Madsen [7][$800]; 20. O9-Matt Juhl [19][$800]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [15][$800]; 22. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey [20][$800]; 23. 7-Justin Henderson [12][$800]; 24. 5-Shane Stewart [17][$800]; Lap Leaders:Brian Brown 1-12, Donny Schatz 13-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+13] 

Qualifying – 1. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.911; 2. 41-David Gravel, 13.918; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.935; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.936; 5. 21-Brian Brown, 13.949; 6. 91-Cale Thomas, 14.008; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.039; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.061; 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.062; 10. 17B-Bill Balog, 14.125; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.131; 12. 4-Terry McCarl, 14.137; 13. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.17; 14. 2-Carson Macedo, 14.176; 15. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 14.18; 16. 7-Justin Henderson, 14.193; 17. 5-Shane Stewart, 14.19; 18. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 14.221; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.229; 20. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey, 14.236; 21. 19-Brent Marks, 14.283; 22. 1X-Don Droud, 14.323; 23. O9-Matt Juhl, 14.33; 24. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.338; 25. 33M-Mason Daniel, 14.422; 26. 99-Skylar Gee, 14.435; 27. 14K-Kyle Bellm, 14.681; 28. 35L-Cody Ledger, 14.763; 29. 7W-Skylar Hunter, 14.931; 30. 81-Wyatt Burks, 15.029; 31. 22-Dustin Barks, 15.082; 32. O5-Colin Smith, 15.453

 

 

 

 

AT A GLANCE: David Gravel aiming for 50 wins with Midwest doubleheader on the horizon
Intense championship points battle moves to Lakeside Speedway, Lake Ozark Speedway

KANSAS CITY, KS – Oct. 15, 2019 – David Gravel and Jason Johnson Racing have put together an impressive first year together – nine wins, 20 Quick Times and currently sit third in points. With six races to go this season Gravel has a specific goal he’d like to accomplish.

“I’d like to win one more race, hopefully two,” said Gravel, who has 48 career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series wins. “I’d like to get to that magical number fifty for me in my career. That’s a goal that’s really important to me. I hope to do that.”

He could reach that goal this weekend with the World of Outlaws on Oct. 18 going to Lakeside Speedway for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown and on Oct. 19 returning to Lake Ozark Speedway for the Jason Johnson Classic.

Both races will play a big part in the World of Outlaws’ championship battle, which Gravel still has a part in. He and second-place Donny Schatz had bad luck at Tri-State Speedway and lost points to leader Brad Sweet – Gravel is now 102 points behind Sweet and Schatz is 30 points back. However, just one weekend can create a large swing in the points, as Schatz had cut Sweet’s points lead in half after the Williams Grove Speedway doubleheader before going to Tri-State.

Gravel has finished third in points the last three years – driving for CJB Motorsports. He has a solid hold of the position for the remainder of the year and could find himself finishing third for the fourth year in-a-row. There is a slim chance for him to catch Sweet without a lot of luck, but Schatz is only 72 points ahead of him.

“My goal is to keep the front two guys honest,” Gravel said. “You know, we have an extremely slim chance of making anything happen, especially with the rainout [at Terre Haute]. I mean, just to be in the conversation at the end of the season with a first-year team, with a team like this, it’s just been really cool. We’ll just try to finish out strong. Be competitive every night.”

He and JJR have unloaded with speed all season long, being fastest in practice 11 times and collecting 20 Quick Times, so far. There’s a combination of elements that have helped the No. 41 car be fast early on in the night, said Philip Dietz, crew chief for JJR.

“Our engines have to run good. They have to be fueled right,” he said. “Just our car balance in general has to be really, really good to start the night off.”

Gravel will be going for his first win at Lakeside Speedway and Lake Ozark Speedway this week. He finished 14th at the half-mile Lakeside Speedway last year. It’s a track he said he usually struggles at. However, he and JJR have been one of the most dominate teams on half-mile tracks this year. They won at Calistoga Speedway, Knoxville Raceway and twice at Williams Grove Speedway.

“We’ve been really good on big tracks, so I’m hoping to go there and qualify good and just keep doing what we’re doing,” Gravel said.

Lake Ozark Speedway may be his next best opportunity to pick up another win before the end of the season. He finished second the last two races there.

The Eldon, Mo. track is also a home track for JJR. Their shop is eight miles away from the speedway. Gravel knows a win at the 1/3-mile track would be special for the team, especially with the event being the Jason Johnson Classic – which will pay $10,410-to-win due to an added bonus by FK Rod Ends.

“That’s a track I’m pretty confident at and excited to go back to,” Gravel said. “To win it for Bobbi (Johnson), and for Jason’s race, that would be very cool. Definitely looking forward to that. They’re going to have a lot of friends, family and sponsors there, so going to be a pretty cool moment.”

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Friday, Oct. 18, at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

Saturday, Oct. 19, at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. for the Jason Johnson Classic. Get tickets and more information.

ABOUT THE TRACK
Lakeside Speedway is a semi-banked half-mile track. The track record is 13.304 sec. set by Paul McMahan on June. 7, 2014.
Online – LakesideSpeedway.net
Phone – (913) 299-2040

Lake Ozark Speedway is a slightly banked 1/3-mile track.
Online – LakeOzarkSpeedway.net
Phone – (573) 418-0565 

TICKETS
Tickets can be purchased by going to WorldofOutlaws.com/tix.

1/3-MILE AND 1/2-MILE WINNERS THIS YEAR
There have been seven races on a 1/3-mile track, so far, this year.
Thunderbowl Raceway: Ian Madsen won on March 9
Arizona Speedway: David Gravel won on April 6
Lake Ozark Speedway: Brad Sweet won on April 26
Beaver Dam Raceway: Brad Sweet won on June 22
Wilmot Raceway: Donny Schatz won on July 13
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55: Brad Sweet won on Aug. 2 and Sheldon Haudenschild won on Aug. 3

There have been 23 races on a 1/2-mile track, so far, this year.
-Volusia Speedway: Daryn Pittman won on Feb. 8 and 9
-The Dirt Track at Las Vegas: Tim Shaffer won on Feb. 27 and Donny Schatz won on Feb. 28
-Perris Auto Speedway: Aaron Reutzel won on March 30
-Devil’s Bowl Speedway: Logan Schuchart won on April 12
-Eldora Speedway: Donny Schatz won on May 10, July 17 and July 19, Brad Sweet won on July 18 and July 20 and Logan Schuchart won on Sept. 27
-Williams Grove Speedway: David Gravel won on May 17 and Oct. 4; Lance Dewease won on May 18; Tim Shaffer won on July 26; Donny Schatz won on July 27 and Brent Marks won on Oct. 5
-Knoxville Raceway: Brian Brown won on June 14; Brad Sweet won on June 15; David Gravel on Aug. 10
-Black Hills Speedway: Carson Macedo won on Aug. 23
-Calistoga Speedway: David Gravel won on Sept. 14

LAKESIDE SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2018 – Daryn Pittman on Oct. 19
2017 – Brian Brown on Oct. 20
2016 – Brad Sweet on Oct. 21
2015 – Donny Schatz on July 1
2014 – Kerry Madsen on June 7
2013 – Craig Dollansky on June 8
2012 – Sammy Swindell on June 30
2011 – Steve Kinser on June 4
2010 – Steve Kinser on June 26
2003 – Daryn Pittman on June 21
2002 – Mark Kinser on April 24
2001 – Steve Kinser on April 24
1992 – Sammy Swindell on April 5

LAKE OZARK SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2019 – Brad Sweet on April 26
2018 – Donny Schatz on May 4
2007 – Craig Dollansky
2005 – Tim Shaffer

ON THE INTERNET
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
Twitter – Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – Instagram.com/WoOSprint – @woosprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws
YouTube – YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – Dirtvision.com – Get your Fast Pass to watch all races LIVE for only $39/month
Twitter – Twitter.com/DIRTVision – @DIRTVision
Facebook – Facebook.com/WatchDIRTVision

DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Brent Marks – @bmracing19
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
Ian Madsen – @IanMadsen
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Shane Stewart – @shanestewart_5
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17

AROUND THE TURN:  The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26, will be at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. for the Nittany Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

2019 STATS
There have been 67 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (19 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 16
2– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 9
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 9
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 8
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
5 – Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (44 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 26
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 22
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 21
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 19
5 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 15
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 15
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 15
6 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 10
7 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 7
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 7
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 7
8 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 5
9 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 4
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 4
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 4
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 4
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 4
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 4
10 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 2
11 – Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1
– Willie Croft, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Tony Stewart, Columbus, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Montieth, Phoenixville, Pa. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Justin Sanders, Watsonville, Calif. – 1
– Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, Wash. – 1
– Logan Seavey, Sutter, Calif. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (26 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 9
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 9
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 6
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 5
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
4 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
5 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Jeff Swindell, Memphis, Tenn. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, Wash. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (36 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 4
2 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 3
3 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
4 – Cale Conley, Vienna, W.Va. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– T.J. Stutts, Liverpool, Pa. – 1
– Cory Haas, York, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Russel Borland, Kewaskum, Wis. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Australia – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Zach Daum, Pocahontas, Ill. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Chase Stockon, Haubstadt, Ind. ­– 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (15 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia
– Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Lee Jacobs, Dalton, Ohio – 1
– Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Dylan Cisney, Port Royal, Pa. – 1
– Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (3 different drivers)
1 – Justin Peck, Monrovia, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (29 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 31
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 29
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 27
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 23
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 16
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 9
7 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 8
8 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 6
9 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 5
10 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
11 – Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 3
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 3
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 3
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 3
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 3
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 3
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 3
12 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 2
13 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Jason Solwold, Burlington, Wash. – 1
– Justin Sanders, Watsonville, Calif. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (27 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
2 – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 5
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 5
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Pa. – 5
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 4
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 4
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
4 – Dominic Scelzi – Fresno, Calif. – 3
5 – Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 2
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 2
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
6 – Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Derek Hagar, Marion, Ark. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Brian Montieth, Phoenixville, Pa. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (25 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 425
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 266
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 248
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 243
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 130
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 129
7 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 107
8 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 75
9 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 62
10 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 55
11 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 53
12 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 52
13 – Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 48
14 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 41
15 – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 40
16 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 37
17 – Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 34
18 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 31
19 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 25
20 – Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 22
21 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 19
22 – Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 16
23 – Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 10
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 10
24 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 6
25 – Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 2
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 2

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (20 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 20
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 9
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
5 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
7 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Sye Lynch, Apollo, Pa. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1

FASTEST IN PRACTICE (21 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of times fastest
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 11*
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 10*
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 6
5 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4*
6 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 3
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 3
7 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2*
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 2
8 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, Pa. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind. ­– 1
*A fastest time came during a second set of Hot Laps

2019 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (2)
3. Sunday, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park/ Baberville, Fla. / Rainout-Canceled
4. Friday, Feb. 22 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
5. Saturday, Feb. 23 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
6. Wednesday, Feb. 27 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Tim Shaffer (1)
7. Thursday, Feb. 28 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (1)
8. Friday, March 8 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
9. Saturday, March 9 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Ian Madsen (1)
10. Friday, March 15 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Carson Macedo (1)
11. Saturday, March 16 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Logan Schuchart (1)
12. Friday, March 22 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
13. Saturday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Rainout-Rescheduled for Sept. 11
14. Friday, March 29 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
15. Saturday, March 30 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Aaron Reutzel (1)
16. Friday, April 5 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (1)
17. Saturday, April 6 / Arizona Speedway / Queen Creek, Ariz. / David Gravel (2)
18. Friday, April 12 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Logan Schuchart (2)
19. Saturday, April 13 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
20. Friday, April 26 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, Mo. / Brad Sweet (2)
21. Saturday, April 27 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway / Pevely, Mo. / Rainout-Canceled
22. Sunday, April 28 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Sept. 25
23. Friday, May 3 / Riverside International Speedway / West Memphis, Ark. / Rainout-Canceled
24. Saturday, May 4 / Tri-State International Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Oct. 13
25. Friday, May 10 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (2)
26. Saturday, May 11 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Postponed-Rescheduled for July 17
27. Wednesday, May 15 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Lance Dewease (1)
28. Friday, May 17 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / David Gravel (3)
29. Saturday, May 18 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (2)
30. Sunday, May 19 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / Rainout-Canceled
31. Tuesday, May 21 / Bridgeport Speedway / Bridgeport, NJ / Danny Dietrich (1)
32. Friday, May 24 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
33. Saturday, May 25 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Logan Schuchart (3)
34. Monday, May 27 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Kyle Larson (1)
35. Friday, May 31 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Donny Schatz (3)
36. Saturday, June 1 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Shane Stewart (1)
37. Tuesday, June 4 / Fairbury Speedway / Fairbury, Ill. / Kyle Larson (2)
38. Friday, June 7 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Logan Schuchart (4)
39. Saturday, June 8 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, Minn. / Brad Sweet (3)
40. Friday, June 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brian Brown (1)
41. Saturday, June 15 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brad Sweet (4)
42. Saturday, June 22 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Brad Sweet (5)
43. Sunday, June 23 / Dubuque Speedway / Dubuque, Iowa / Rainout-Canceled
44. Thursday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Brad Sweet (6)
45. Friday, June 28 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Carson Macedo (2)
46. Saturday, June 29 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Brad Sweet (7)
47. Wednesday, July 3 / Brown County Speedway, Aberdeen, S.D. / Brad Sweet (8)
48. Saturday, July 6 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
49. Saturday, July 6 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Brad Sweet (9)
50. Friday, July 12 / Hartford Speedway / Hartford, Mich. / David Gravel (4)
51. Saturday, July 13 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, Wis. / Donny Schatz (4)
52. Wednesday, July 17 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (5)
53.Thursday, July 18 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Brad Sweet (10)
54. Friday, July 19 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (6)
55. Saturday, July 20 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Brad Sweet (11) – Kings Royal
56. Tuesday, July 23 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / David Gravel (5)
57. Friday, July 26 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Tim Shaffer (2)
58. Saturday, July 27 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Donny Schatz (7)
59. Friday, Aug. 2 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Brad Sweet (12)
60. Saturday, Aug. 3 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
61. Wednesday, Aug. 7 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Trey Starks (Prelim)
62. Thursday, Aug. 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / David Gravel (Prelim)
63. Friday, Aug. 9 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Kerry Madsen (Prelim)
64. Saturday, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / David Gravel (6) – Knoxville Nationals
65. Friday, Aug. 16 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (8)
66. Saturday, Aug. 17 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, N.D. / Rainout-Canceled
67. Friday, Aug. 23 / Black Hills Speedway / Rapid City, S.D. / Carson Macedo (3)
68. Saturday, Aug. 24 / Big Sky Speedway / Billings, Mont. / David Gravel (7)
69. Friday, Aug. 30 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Logan Schuchart (5)
70. Saturday, Aug. 31 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Logan Schuchart (6)
71. Monday, Sept. 2 / Grays Harbor Raceway / Elma, Wash. / Daryn Pittman (3)
72. Wednesday, Sept. 4 / Willamette Speedway / Lebanon, Ore. / Brad Sweet (13)
73. Friday, Sept. 6 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Brad Sweet (14)
74. Saturday, Sept. 7 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (4)
75. Wednesday, Sept. 11 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Shane Golobic (1)
76. Friday, Sept. 13 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Logan Schuchart (7)
77. Saturday, Sept. 14 / Calistoga Speedway / Calistoga, Calif. / David Gravel (8)
78. Friday, Sept. 20 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, Kan. / Donny Schatz (9)
79. Saturday, Sept. 21 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, Kan. / Brad Sweet (15)
80. Wednesday, Sept. 25 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Carson Macedo (4)
81. Friday, Sept. 27 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Logan Schuchart (8)
82. Saturday, Sept. 28 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / Brad Sweet (16)
83. Friday, Oct. 4 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / David Gravel (9)
84. Saturday, Oct. 5 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Brent Marks (1)
85. Saturday, Oct. 12 / Terre Haute Action Track / Terre Haute, Ind. / Rainout-Canceled
86. Sunday, Oct. 13 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / Christopher Bell (1)

 

 

 

REALITY OF A DREAM: Christopher Bell wins at Tri-State Speedway as driver, owner
Bell wins an eventful night in Haubstadt, Brad Sweet extends points lead

HAUBSTADT, IN – Oct. 13, 2019 – After winning $100,000 in April through NASCAR’s Dash 4 Cash, Christopher Bell already knew what he would like to do with the money: purchase his own Sprint Car.

Six months later, the Norman, Okla. driver parked his self-owned No. 21 car in Victory Lane for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ Sunday night event at Tri-State Speedway.

The victory was his fifth career World of Outlaws win – first as an owner in the Series – and first win at the speedway.

“So, I had four Outlaw wins coming into today and I promise you those four Outlaw wins would be in my, arguably top-five, definitely top-ten of my favorite wins of my life,” said an elated Bell. “To get number five here with my own race car and a group of friends working on this thing is really special.”

The Indiana race was Bell’s fourth time in his own car, which he built with friend Chad Boat. He already had one win in it, too. However, throughout the night, you would’ve thought he’d been racing it for years. Bell even claimed he wasn’t good at the quarter-mile track.

He first dispelled that allegation with strong runs in his Drydene Heat race, where he finished second, and the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, where he finished third. In both races he had a car capable of charging to the lead but ran out of laps to do so.

In the Feature, Bell had 40 laps to accomplish his mission.

Sweet jumped to the lead at the start of the race with Brent Marks and Bell in tow. However, five cautions – which separately involved drivers such as David Gravel, Sheldon Haudenschild and Donny Schatz – in the first 12 laps hindered the top three from finding a rhythm.

Bell highlighted his speed in that time span, sliding by Marks for second during a short run in between cautions.

After the accident on Lap 12, the race went caution free for the remaining 28 laps. With Schatz mired in the back of the field, Sweet was poised to have a strong points day, especially if he could secure the win. However, Bell wasn’t sympathetic to his cause.

Both almost saw their winning desire vanish on the restart with 28 laps to go. Third-place Kerry Madsen dove underneath Bell and Sweet in turn three, eyeing the lead. The Australian couldn’t find the grip to exit the corner ahead of them and fell back to third by turn one.

The battle was then Sweet versus Bell. Sweet ran high, while Bell slung his car around the bottom of the track, creeping closer and closer to the NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 car every lap. And Sweet knew it.

On Lap 16 the Californian stole Bell’s line, running the bottom in turns three and four. Bell countered his move and switched to the high side of the track.

The beneficiary of the swap proved to be Bell. He got a run off turn four, propelling him to Sweet’s rear bumper down the front stretch. He stayed high into turn one, as Sweet went low and, again, charged off the corner with momentum. This time, he was able to use it to dart underneath Sweet into turn three and clear him for the lead by turn four, officially taking it on Lap 18.

“I felt good all night long and I knew our car was really close,” Bell said. “Honestly, we didn’t really change very much all night long. We kept getting those short stints and I felt fine. I felt like I just needed to get some time underneath of us and get going.”

The race was then Bell’s to lose. He distanced himself from Sweet, even with lap traffic creating an unpredictable obstacle course in front of him. Sweet began to fade by the halfway point, losing second to Madsen and eventually falling to fifth. Madsen didn’t have anything for Bell, but another threat behind him did.

After finding himself at the back of the field due to being involved in an early caution, Haudenschild moved his way into fifth with 19 laps to go. He was third with nine laps to go and second with five laps to go. The NOS Energy Drink No. 17 was an unstoppable bullet. But time was not in his favor and Bell worked lap traffic with ease.

However, worry did set in for Bell in the closing laps, unsure how his car would handle as the track changed and if he would have enough fuel to finish.

“This track just changes so much,” Bell said. “I’ve never gone good here before in my life. This is the first time I’ve come to Haubstadt and been competitive. I learned a lot today.”

By the time Bell sped past the waving checkered flag, he had a 3.7 second lead over Haudenschild.

“I set us back tonight with qualifying and getting in that mess in four, just really put us behind,” Haudenschild said. “After I did that my goal was to get back to where I was and go from there. On this type of track we know we’re going to have restarts. Just tried to get track position as early and quick as I could on those restarts and just try to pick them off after that.”

Madsen rounded out the podium with his brother Ian Madsen finishing fourth and Sweet ended the night fifth. After being involved in two accidents, Schatz managed a 13th-place finish but is now 30 points behind Sweet.

Wins are all that matter to Bell when it comes to racing with the World of Outlaws. Every one of them he cherishes, he said, especially when they’re with friends.

“Everyone works their tails off on it, but it’s a lot of fun because we’re all friends,” Bell said. “Just very thankful to be here driving this thing.”

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday, Oct. 18, will be at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS: 

NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 21-Christopher Bell [3][$10,000]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [18][$5,500]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4][$3,200]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [10][$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$2,500]; 6. 99-Brady Bacon [14][$2,300]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [2][$2,200]; 8. 83-Daryn Pittman [13][$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9][$2,050]; 10. 2-Carson Macedo [15][$2,000]; 11. 5-Shane Stewart [17][$1,500]; 12. 41-David Gravel [11][$1,200]; 13. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$1,100]; 14. 11-Zeb Wise [20][$1,050]; 15. 5X-Justin Peck [16][$1,000]; 16. 32-Chase Stockon [19][$900]; 17. 7-Critter Malone [22][$800]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [23][$800]; 19. 14X-Jeff Swindell [24][$800]; 20. 39-Hunter Schuerenberg [7][$800]; 21. 96-Parker Price-Miller [12][$800]; 22. 17K-Kendall Ruble [6][$800]; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser [21][$800]; 24. 99G-Skylar Gee [8][$800]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-17, Christopher Bell 18-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+16]

Qualifying – 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.825; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.914; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.936; 4. 19-Brent Marks, 13.045; 5. 99G-Skylar Gee, 13.069; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.076; 7. 39-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.105; 8. 17K-Kendall Ruble, 13.11; 9. 32-Chase Stockon, 13.14; 10. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.188; 11. 41-David Gravel, 13.227; 12. 21-Christopher Bell, 13.228; 13. 5X-Justin Peck, 13.244; 14. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.245; 15. 96-Parker Price-Miller, 13.275; 16. 11-Zeb Wise, 13.302; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.356; 18. 7-Critter Malone, 13.369; 19. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.48; 20. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.514; 21. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.61; 22. 14X-Jeff Swindell, 13.613; 23. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.615; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.669; 25. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.67; 26. 33-Andy Bishop, 13.704; 27. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.848; 28. 71M-Paul May, 13.973

 

 

RAIN SHOWERS FORCE CANCELLATION OF WABASH CLASH AT TERRE HAUTE ACTION TRACK

TERRE HAUTE, IN – Persistent rain showers creating saturated grounds at Terre Haute Action Track have forced World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and track officials to cancel Saturday’s event at the Indiana track.

Those who purchased a ticket in advance to Saturday’s event at Terre Haute Action Track will receive a face value credit to their MyDirtTickets.com account to be used towards any World of Outlaws event available at WorldofOutlaws.com/tix. If a credit to your account does not work for you, then you have 30 days to request a refund. For more details call 844-DIRT-TIX to speak with a customer service representative about your options. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Greatest Show on Dirt will continue its high-octane show on Sunday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind.

For the latest on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars, make sure to follow on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and at www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

 

 

AT A GLANCE: Kraig Kinser, Steve Kinser Racing return home for Indiana doubleheader
Terre Haute Action Track, Tri-State Speedway provide Kinser the opportunity to find consistency at home

TERRE HAUTE, IN – Oct. 8, 2019 – Kraig Kinser is searching for consistency.

Two weeks ago, the Bloomington, Ind.-native found himself picking up a pair of top-10 finishes. Last weekend, he failed to crack the top-20 in one race and to make the Feature in the other.

This weekend, Kinser and his Steve Kinser Racing team will get to tackle their quest for consistent speed from the comfort of their home. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Oct. 12 will be at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. and on Oct. 13 will be at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind.

“It’s always nice to get back racing in Indiana,” Kinser said. “I don’t get too many chances to race in my home state. I’m looking forward to the weekend. Won’t be too far from the shop. Be able to get back home a little bit earlier than normal. Always a plus having family around and racing for fans that have watched me as a young driver.”

He added that while he and the team will have a normal week of work, being home provides shorter trips and the needed benefit of more rest.

Kinser has yet to win a World of Outlaws race on the half-mile Terre Haute Action Track or quarter-mile Tri-State Speedway but has had strong runs on quarter-mile and half-mile tracks this season. He’s led laps and collected top-five finishes at both. He also grew up watching races at the two tracks and racing at them, he said. He finished in the top-15 at both tracks last year.

With eight races to go this season, Kinser said he and his team have started to work on next season. However, they don’t have a game plan together yet on what they want to focus on.

“We’re looking to improve,” he said. “We want to figure out what we need to do to get us in a better spot day in and day out.”

A lack of consistency is one issue he knows needs to be corrected.

“We’ve had times where we’ve been pretty consistent but the last couple years we’ve just haven’t found consistency,” Kinser said.

He has seen some growth this year. So far, Kinser has doubled his top-10 finishes from last year – currently at 24. He’s matched his top-five finishes – with five – and is one lap away from matching the number of laps he led last year – which was 20.

He said he takes the positives when he can but still feels there’s “quite a bit of work to do.”

“We want to make steps in the right direction,” Kinser said. “Finish out the year strong. Good runs. Qualify good. That’s our goals right now. Be consistent and be consistently quick.”

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Friday, Oct. 12, at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. for the Wabash Clash. Get tickets and more information.

Saturday, Oct. 13, at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. Get tickets and more information.

ABOUT THE TRACK
Terre Haute Action Track is a slightly banked 1/2-mile track. The track record is 16.028 sec. set by Brian Brown on Oct. 13, 2018.
Online – TerreHauteActionTrack.net
Phone – (821) 232-4040

Tri-State Speedway is a high-banked 1/4-mile track. The track record is 11.110 sec. set by Sammy Swindell on Oct. 8, 2004.
Online – TriStateSpeedway.com
Phone – (812) 768-5995

TICKETS
Tickets can be purchased by going to WorldofOutlaws.com/tix.

1/4-MILE AND 1/2-MILE WINNERS THIS YEAR
There have been eight races on a 1/4-mile track, so far, this year.
Silver Dollar Speedway: Carson Macedo won on March 15, Brad Sweet on Sept. 6 and Daryn Pittman on Sept. 7
Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway: Donny Schatz won on May 31 and Shane Stewart won on June 1
Fairbury Speedway: Kyle Larson won on June 4
Placerville Speedway: Shane Golonic won on Sept. 11
Jacksonville Speedway: Carson Macedo won on Sept. 25

There have been 23 races on a 1/2-mile track, so far, this year.
-Volusia Speedway: Daryn Pittman won on Feb. 8 and 9
-The Dirt Track at Las Vegas: Tim Shaffer won on Feb. 27 and Donny Schatz won on Feb. 28
-Perris Auto Speedway: Aaron Reutzel won on March 30
-Devil’s Bowl Speedway: Logan Schuchart won on April 12
-Eldora Speedway: Donny Schatz won on May 10, July 17 and July 19, Brad Sweet won on July 18 and July 20 and Logan Schuchart won on Sept. 27
-Williams Grove Speedway: David Gravel won on May 17 and Oct. 4; Lance Dewease won on May 18; Tim Shaffer won on July 26; Donny Schatz won on July 27 and Brent Marks won on Oct. 5
-Knoxville Raceway: Brian Brown won on June 14; Brad Sweet won on June 15; David Gravel on Aug. 10
-Black Hills Speedway: Carson Macedo won on Aug. 23
-Calistoga Speedway: David Gravel won on Sept. 14

TERRE HAUTE ACTION TRACK PREVIOUS WINNERS
2018 – Brad Sweet on Oct. 13
2014 – Donny Schatz on Sept. 17
2006 – Joey Saldana on June 4
2003 – Danny Lasoski on May 9, Danny Lasoski on July 13
2002 – Danny Lasoski on June 8, Danny Lasoski on July 14
2001 – Mark Kinser on May 11, Tim Shaffer on July 18
2000 – Steve Kinser and Mark Kinser on May 13, Danny Lasoski on July 17
1999 – Mark Kinser on May 22
1998 – Mark Kinser on May 15, Stevie Smith on May 16
1997 – Sammy Swindell on May 9
1995 – Mark Kinser on May 12, Stevie Smith on Oct. 13, Mark Kinser on Oct. 14
1994 – Steve Kinser on May 13, Kenny Jacobs on Oct. 14, Steve Kinser on Oct. 15
1993 – Steve Kinser on May 14, Steve Kinser on Oct. 15, Steve Kinser on Oct. 16
1980 – Doug Wolfgang on July 12, Rickey Hood on July 13

TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2018 – David Gravel on May 13
2017 – Parker Price-Miller on May 14
2016 – David Gravel on May 14
2015 – Paul McMahan on May 3
2014 – Paul McMahan on May 10
2013 – Tim Kaeding on April 20
2012 – Craig Dollansky on April 21
2011 – Sammy Swindell on May 30
2010 – Craig Dollansky on Oct. 16
2009 – Steve Kinser on June 25
2008 – Craig Dollansky on July 6
2007 – Steve Kinser on April 21
2006 – Craig Dollansky on April 15
2005 – Steve Kinser on April 16
2004 – Tim Kaeding on Oct. 8
1999 – Mark Kinser on May 16
1998 – Mark Kinser on May 10, Sammy Swindell on June 21
1997 – Steve Kinser on May 11, Sammy Swindell on June 22
1996 – Mark Kinser on May 12
1995 – Stevie Smith on May 14, Steve Kinser on July 16
1994 – Andy Hillenburg on May 15, Dave Blaney on July 17
1993 – Dave Blaney on May 16, Andy Hillenburg on July 18
1992 – Gary Wright on May 10, Sammy Swindell on July 26
1991 – Doug Wolfgang on May 12, Steve Kinser on July 14
1990 – Doug Wolfgang on May 13
1989 – Steve Kinser on May 14
1988 – Bobby Davis, Jr. and Sammy Swindell on May 15 (co-winners)
1980 – Steve Kinser on May 11
1979 – Lee James on May 13, Larry Gates on Aug. 19

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DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Brent Marks – @bmracing19
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
Ian Madsen – @IanMadsen
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Shane Stewart – @shanestewart_5
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday, Oct. 18, will be at Lakeside Speedway for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

Then on Saturday, Oct. 19, the Series will return to Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. for the Jason Johnson Classic presented by FK Rod Ends. Get tickets and more information.

2019 STATS
There have been 66 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (18 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 16
2– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 9
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 9
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 8
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
5 – Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (44 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 25
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 22
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 20
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 19
5 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 15
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 15
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 15
6 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 10
7 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 7
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 7
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 7
8 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 5
9 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 4
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 4
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 4
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 4
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 4
10 – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 3
11 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 2
12 – Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1
– Willie Croft, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Tony Stewart, Columbus, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Montieth, Phoenixville, Pa. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Justin Sanders, Watsonville, Calif. – 1
– Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, Wash. – 1
– Logan Seavey, Sutter, Calif. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (26 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 9
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 6
4 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 5
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
6 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
7 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Jeff Swindell, Memphis, Tenn. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, Wash. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (35 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 4
2 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 3
3 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
4 – Cale Conley, Vienna, W.Va. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– T.J. Stutts, Liverpool, Pa. – 1
– Cory Haas, York, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Russel Borland, Kewaskum, Wis. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Australia – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Zach Daum, Pocahontas, Ill. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (15 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia
– Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Lee Jacobs, Dalton, Ohio – 1
– Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Dylan Cisney, Port Royal, Pa. – 1
– Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (3 different drivers)
1 – Justin Peck, Monrovia, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (29 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 31
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 29
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 27
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 23
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 16
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 9
7 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
8 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 6
9 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 5
10 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
11 – Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 3
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 3
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 3
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 3
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 3
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 3
12 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 2
13 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Jason Solwold, Burlington, Wash. – 1
– Justin Sanders, Watsonville, Calif. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (27 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
2 – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 5
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 5
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 4
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Pa. – 4
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
4 – Dominic Scelzi – Fresno, Calif. – 3
5 – Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 2
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 2
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
6 – Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Derek Hagar, Marion, Ark. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Brian Montieth, Phoenixville, Pa. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (25 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 408
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 266
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 248
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 243
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 130
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 129
7 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 107
8 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 62
9 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 55
10 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 53
11 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 52
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 52
12 – Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 48
13 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 41
14 – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 40
15 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 37
16 – Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 34
17 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 31
18 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 25
19 – Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 22
20 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 19
21 – Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 16
22 – Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 10
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 10
23 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 6
24 – Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 2
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 2

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (19 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 20
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 9
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
5 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
7 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Sye Lynch, Apollo, Pa. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1

FASTEST IN PRACTICE (20 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of times fastest
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 11*
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 10*
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 6
5 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4*
6 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 3
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 3
7 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2*
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 2
8 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, Pa. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
*A fastest time came during a second set of Hot Laps

2019 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (2)
3. Sunday, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park/ Baberville, Fla. / Rainout-Canceled
4. Friday, Feb. 22 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
5. Saturday, Feb. 23 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
6. Wednesday, Feb. 27 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Tim Shaffer (1)
7. Thursday, Feb. 28 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (1)
8. Friday, March 8 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
9. Saturday, March 9 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Ian Madsen (1)
10. Friday, March 15 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Carson Macedo (1)
11. Saturday, March 16 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Logan Schuchart (1)
12. Friday, March 22 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
13. Saturday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Rainout-Rescheduled for Sept. 11
14. Friday, March 29 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
15. Saturday, March 30 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Aaron Reutzel (1)
16. Friday, April 5 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (1)
17. Saturday, April 6 / Arizona Speedway / Queen Creek, Ariz. / David Gravel (2)
18. Friday, April 12 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Logan Schuchart (2)
19. Saturday, April 13 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
20. Friday, April 26 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, Mo. / Brad Sweet (2)
21. Saturday, April 27 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway / Pevely, Mo. / Rainout-Canceled
22. Sunday, April 28 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Sept. 25
23. Friday, May 3 / Riverside International Speedway / West Memphis, Ark. / Rainout-Canceled
24. Saturday, May 4 / Tri-State International Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Oct. 13
25. Friday, May 10 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (2)
26. Saturday, May 11 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Postponed-Rescheduled for July 17
27. Wednesday, May 15 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Lance Dewease (1)
28. Friday, May 17 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / David Gravel (3)
29. Saturday, May 18 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (2)
30. Sunday, May 19 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / Rainout-Canceled
31. Tuesday, May 21 / Bridgeport Speedway / Bridgeport, NJ / Danny Dietrich (1)
32. Friday, May 24 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
33. Saturday, May 25 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Logan Schuchart (3)
34. Monday, May 27 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Kyle Larson (1)
35. Friday, May 31 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Donny Schatz (3)
36. Saturday, June 1 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Shane Stewart (1)
37. Tuesday, June 4 / Fairbury Speedway / Fairbury, Ill. / Kyle Larson (2)
38. Friday, June 7 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Logan Schuchart (4)
39. Saturday, June 8 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, Minn. / Brad Sweet (3)
40. Friday, June 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brian Brown (1)
41. Saturday, June 15 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brad Sweet (4)
42. Saturday, June 22 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Brad Sweet (5)
43. Sunday, June 23 / Dubuque Speedway / Dubuque, Iowa / Rainout-Canceled
44. Thursday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Brad Sweet (6)
45. Friday, June 28 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Carson Macedo (2)
46. Saturday, June 29 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Brad Sweet (7)
47. Wednesday, July 3 / Brown County Speedway, Aberdeen, S.D. / Brad Sweet (8)
48. Saturday, July 6 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
49. Saturday, July 6 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Brad Sweet (9)
50. Friday, July 12 / Hartford Speedway / Hartford, Mich. / David Gravel (4)
51. Saturday, July 13 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, Wis. / Donny Schatz (4)
52. Wednesday, July 17 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (5)
53.Thursday, July 18 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Brad Sweet (10)
54. Friday, July 19 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (6)
55. Saturday, July 20 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Brad Sweet (11) – Kings Royal
56. Tuesday, July 23 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / David Gravel (5)
57. Friday, July 26 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Tim Shaffer (2)
58. Saturday, July 27 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Donny Schatz (7)
59. Friday, Aug. 2 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Brad Sweet (12)
60. Saturday, Aug. 3 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
61. Wednesday, Aug. 7 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Trey Starks (Prelim)
62. Thursday, Aug. 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / David Gravel (Prelim)
63. Friday, Aug. 9 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Kerry Madsen (Prelim)
64. Saturday, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / David Gravel (6) – Knoxville Nationals
65. Friday, Aug. 16 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (8)
66. Saturday, Aug. 17 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, N.D. / Rainout-Canceled
67. Friday, Aug. 23 / Black Hills Speedway / Rapid City, S.D. / Carson Macedo (3)
68. Saturday, Aug. 24 / Big Sky Speedway / Billings, Mont. / David Gravel (7)
69. Friday, Aug. 30 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Logan Schuchart (5)
70. Saturday, Aug. 31 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Logan Schuchart (6)
71. Monday, Sept. 2 / Grays Harbor Raceway / Elma, Wash. / Daryn Pittman (3)
72. Wednesday, Sept. 4 / Willamette Speedway / Lebanon, Ore. / Brad Sweet (13)
73. Friday, Sept. 6 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Brad Sweet (14)
74. Saturday, Sept. 7 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (4)
75. Wednesday, Sept. 11 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Shane Golobic (1)
76. Friday, Sept. 13 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Logan Schuchart (7)
77. Saturday, Sept. 14 / Calistoga Speedway / Calistoga, Calif. / David Gravel (8)
78. Friday, Sept. 20 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, Kan. / Donny Schatz (9)
79. Saturday, Sept. 21 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, Kan. / Brad Sweet (15)
80. Wednesday, Sept. 25 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Carson Macedo (4)
81. Friday, Sept. 27 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Logan Schuchart (8)
82. Saturday, Sept. 28 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / Brad Sweet (16)
83. Friday, Oct. 4 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / David Gravel (9)
84. Saturday, Oct. 5 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Brent Marks (1)

 

 

OPENING A DREAM: Brent Marks wins the National Open at Williams Grove Speedway
Marks pockets $65,000 for winning the National Open, his first win of the season

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Oct. 5, 2019 – Williams Grove Speedway announcer Bruce Ellis held up a checkered flag to Brent Marks.

“Do you want to read what that says?” he asked the Myerstown, Pa. driver.

Marks grabbed the flag and held it eye level. Fixated on the printed logo he earnestly said, “Williams Grove National Open winner.”

“That’s you,” Ellis replied.

Marks won the 57th Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway Saturday night – his first win of the season – and pocketed the $65,000 prize.

How did he feel after Ellis proclaimed him the 2019 victor?

“I have no idea,” Marks said with a smile. “This is amazing. I’ve been wanting to win this race for a very long time. I grew up here in the infield. This is where I fell in love with Sprint Car racing. This is awesome.”

Marks described his 2019 season as frustrating. He failed to make four Features throughout the year and has said he felt like he let four potential wins slip through his fingers. Not Saturday night. Not in his home state in front of friends, family and local fans.

He showcased his determination for atonement during the final Drydene Heat race of the night. He went from fourth to second in one lap on a restart and put himself in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

He then drew the pole for the second Dash of the night and went on to win it – placing him on the outside pole for the 40-lap World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature.

At the start of the National Open, Marks and polesitter Brian Brown drag raced down the front stretch toward turn one. Brown launched ahead of Marks into the corner to hold the lead, but before the two drivers could continue their duel down the backstretch a caution came out.

When it came time to stomp the throttle again, Marks acted quicker than Brown. He rocketed ahead of the FVP/Casey’s General Stores No. 21 and claimed the lead before the first turn. He led two laps before yellow lights flashed around the speed, again.

Marks chose the inside line on the restart and found himself in the same situation Brown did two laps earlier. Brown got the jump on Marks off turn four and charged ahead of him to reclaim the lead. He then began to extend his lead over Marks every lap.

On Lap nine, Brown lost traction in turn one and fought to keep his car pointed straight off turn two. His slip allowed Marks to reel him in. Daryn Pittman, in third, was also closing in on them both.

Three laps later Marks carried the momentum of a strong run off turn four to catch Brown before turn one. When they entered the turn, Marks dove underneath Brown and cleared him for the lead. Brown then lost second to Pittman the next corner.

Marks’ lead was short lived again with the caution coming out on Lap 14. After losing the lead to Brown on the last restart by starting on the bottom, Marks chose the high side for his next attempt. However, it didn’t help. Pittman bested him on the start and took the lead down the front stretch.

However, before the lap was completed a caution came out for several cars getting together in turn three – including 2018 National Open winner Lance Dewease, who could not continue. The race was then put under an Open Red, allowing teams to fuel their cars.

Marks was ready for Pittman on the restart. He rocketed ahead of the field, pulling away by half of a second when he reached the backstretch.

While Marks pulled away with the lead, Brown, Donny Schatz and Aaron Reutzel brawled for third. The trio used up the entire track for several laps trying to pass each other. Eventually Schatz and Reutzel made their way by Brown to move into third and fourth, respectively.

Heavy lap traffic became an issue for Marks by the halfway point of the Feature. Pittman closed in. And Schatz and Reutzel closed in on Pittman. A blanket could have covered the top-four with 20 laps to go.

Flashbacks of being held up in lap traffic and losing the win at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway in June projected in Marks’ head. However, that wasn’t going to be the case this time. He learned. He wasn’t going to let another win slip away.

“I tried to play that whole race as smart as I could,” Marks said. “Tried to drive like a veteran and not get over my head. Just be super patient. Because I lost that race earlier in the year at Nashville. Kind of the same situation, you know running the bottom there with lap cars and I felt like I needed to get by them, made a mistake and lost the lead. I made sure I didn’t want to do that tonight.”

His patience with lap cars turned into car lengths gained on Pittman. Pressure from behind faded as the final laps approached. Marks was on his way to his fourth career World of Outlaws win.

Then, a caution. Paul McMahan came to a stop in turn one with a flat tire. Marks had to make two more perfect laps before he could see the checkered flag.

Pittman tried to get a run around the high side of turns one and two, but Marks was too strong on the bottom. By the time the Pennsylvanian finally saw the checkered flag, he had a 1.4 second lead over Pittman. Schatz finished third for the second night in-a-row at the speedway.

The runner-up finish for Pittman was his fifth time finishing second at the National Open. He said he would trade just about any of his win for a National Open win. He thought he might win before the caution came out when he took the lead on the restart. However, he was still pleased with his team’s overall performance – finishing second after starting sixth.

“We had a really good Roth Motorsports car for the weekend,” Pittman said. “We kept fine tuning on it, didn’t make any wholesale changes and continued to get better and better.”

For the second night in-a-row Schatz took a big chunk out of Brad Sweet’s points lead over him – with Sweet finishing ninth. Schatz is now 14 points behind Sweet. David Gravel, who finished fifth, has also crept his way into the points battle, now 88 points behind Sweet with eight races to go.

Reutzel won the National Open rookie award – finishing fourth – and Brian Montieth earned the KSE Hard Charger award with a stellar performance of charging from 26th to eighth.

Marks was the biggest winner in several ways. He celebrated the biggest win in his World Outlaws career, so far, with his family, friends and local fans and earned a large payday for his self-owned Brent Marks Racing team.

“What does it pay, sixty-five (thousand)?” Marks asked Ellis in Victory Lane.

“Sixty-five,” Ellis confirmed.

“That means everything,” Marks said after the race. “That sure as hell gets us through the winter.”

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Saturday, Oct. 12, will be at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. for the Wabash Clash. Get tickets and more information.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 19-Brent Marks [2]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [6]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [8]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 5. 41-David Gravel [7]; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer [11]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 8. 21P-Brian Montieth [26]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [16]; 11. 2M-Kerry Madsen [9]; 12. 1W-Matt Campbell [3]; 13. 2-Carson Macedo [20]; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart [25]; 15. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [18]; 16. 11-T.J. Stutts [21]; 17. 7S-Tim Shaffer [22]; 18. 44-Trey Starks [19]; 19. 13-Paul McMahan [10]; 20. 72-Ryan Smith [15]; 21. 26-Cory Eliason [24]; 22. 5-Shane Stewart [29]; 23. 18-Ian Madsen [27]; 24. 39-Cory Haas [14]; 25. 48-Danny Dietrich [13]; 26. 1-Logan Wagner [17]; 27. 1A-Jacob Allen [23]; 28. 69K-Lance Dewease [12]; 29. 1X-Chad Trout [28]; Lap Leaders: Brent Marks 1-2, 13-40; Brian Brown 3-12; KSE Hard Charger Award: 21P-Brian Montieth[+18]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 41-David Gravel, 16.909; 2. 1W-Matt Campbell, 17.166; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 17.251; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 17.304; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.384; 6. 21-Brian Brown, 17.4; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.408; 8. 72-Ryan Smith, 17.524; 9. 44-Trey Starks, 17.54; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 17.564; 11. 19M-Landon Myers, 17.566; 12. 1-Logan Wagner, 17.575; 13. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.624; 14. 26-Cory Eliason, 17.632; 15. 87K-Alan Krimes, 17.648; 16. 7-Jason Sides, 17.692; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.705; 18. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 17.738; 19. 75-Chase Dietz, 17.777; 20. 75B-Nicole Bower, 17.82; 21. 33-Jared Esh, 17.855; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 18.033; 23. 12-Barry Shearer, 18.065; 24. 73B-Brett Michalski, 18.083; 25. 67-Justin Whittall, 18.4

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 17.444; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman, 17.514; 3. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 17.518; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease, 17.54; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 17.549; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 17.598; 7. 39-Cory Haas, 17.6; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.608; 9. 11-T.J. Stutts, 17.687; 10. 17B-Bill Balog, 17.699; 11. 2-Carson Macedo, 17.791; 12. 7S-Tim Shaffer, 17.821; 13. 21P-Brian Montieth, 17.832; 14. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.867; 15. 19-Brent Marks, 17.897; 16. 17BX-Steve Buckwalter, 17.955; 17. 18-Ian Madsen, 18.002; 18. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 18.006; 19. 1X-Chad Trout, 18.018; 20. 5-Shane Stewart, 18.039; 21. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 18.047; 22. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 18.056; 23. 33M-Mason Daniel, 18.309; 24. 12W-Troy Fraker, 19.315

 

 

 

DIRTVISION TO COVER AUSTRALIA’S ULTIMATE SPRINTCARS, LATE MODELS, MIDGETS & MORE

30+ races from down under set to fill winter months

DIRTVision announced today a far-reaching broadcast partnership establishing DIRTVision as the exclusive North American broadcast home for the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship, the Ultimate Speedway Challenge, Valvoline Raceway, Murray Machining & Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway, Hi-Tec Oils Speedway and other major events from Down Under.

Coverage begins Saturday October 12 with the first round of the Ultimate Speedway Challenge and run all the way through the winter months, peak season in Australia. The Challenge features all three of Australia’s top divisions, delivering 410 Sprint Car, dirt Late Model and Midget triple headers. While Australian Sprint Car racing’s import/export business has been well documented, dirt Late Model and Midget racing is strong across the continent. The DIRTVision schedule will also feature the Australian V8 Dirt Modified Title (Northeast Modifieds) from Valvoline Raceway February 21-22.

The Ultimate Sydney Speedweek will be broadcast in its entirety on DIRTVision, including six big nights of 410 Sprint Car racing from Valvoline Raceway between December 28 and January 11. Ultimate Sprintcar Championship stars Sam Walsh, Robbie Farr, Matt Dumesny and more will share the track with current World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series points leader Brad Sweet, Ollies Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobil 1 Champion Aaron Reutzel and World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year contender Carson Macedo.

“We’re excited to add some of the best racing Australia has to offer to our schedule,” said Brian Dunlap, Director of Broadcast for DIRTVision. “For years the drivers we have watched and followed all summer have headed Down Under to race the greatest Australian Sprint Car divers at world class venues. We can’t wait to take the fans along for the ride at a time when many dirt tracks across America are covered in snow.”

With more than 30 races in total and 20 events from November through February alone, DIRTVision fans will be entertained throughout the winter. The entire schedule of Sprint Cars, Late Models, V-8 dirt Modifieds, Midgets (called Speedcars in Australia) and more will be available to both Late Model and Sprint Car FAST PASS subscribers.

The Ultimate Sprint Car Championship (USC) features three separate points battles, resulting in three champions: USC – New South Wales at the dirt palace that is Valvoline Raceway in Sydney, New South Wales (NSW); USC – South Australia at Murray Machining & Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway in Murray Bridge, South Australia (SA); and USC – Queensland at Hi-Tec Oils Speedway in Toowoomba, Queensland (QLD). USC races regularly draw anywhere from 20 to 60 Sprint Cars per event.

“The Ultimate Speedway Challenge, Ultimate Sprintcar Championship, and Valvoline Raceway, along with many of the other tracks and major events in Australia, deliver world class dirt track racing,” said Barry and Felicity Waldron, USC Owners. “Our teams are going to be fired up to know that DIRTVision fans across the pond will be watching and following their seasons. It’s a great opportunity for us to further prove that we have some of the greatest drivers on the planet.”

Tune in Saturday morning, October 12th for live coverage of Ultimate Speedway Challenge Round #1 from Hi-Tec Oils Speedway in Toowoomba, Queensland. Australian broadcasts will also be available all day long (just in case you sleep in). See DIRTVision.com for the complete schedule and details.

 

 

GRAND OPENING: David Gravel wins first night of National Open at Williams Grove
Gravel dominated the night by earning his 19th Quick Time and ninth win of the season

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Oct. 4, 2019 – A hunger had been building inside David Gravel the last three weeks.

His appetite for another win had been teased on several occasions. He set Quick Time three times since his last win in September but was unable to make the achievements relevant with another win.

Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway for the opening night of the National Open, Gravel was presented with a full course meal. He made sure to leave no crumbs for his competition.

He set Quick Time for the 19th time this season. Won his Drydene Heat race. Drew the pole for the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and won it. And then further demonstrated his mastery of the half-mile speedway by leading all 25 laps to claim his ninth win of the season – tying 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz for the second most wins this season. The victory was also his second win at Williams Grove Speedway this year – sixth overall.

“Just happy to Quick Time and win a race,” Gravel said, of Watertown, Conn. “Seems like the couple of races we’ve been drawing a bad pill for the Dash draw and tonight we were able to get a good draw. So just an awesome night. Finally get to show how good this car is.”

Gravel was proficient on the tacky track conditions all night. He couldn’t afford to be anything less. Fellow masters of the paper clip-shaped track, 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz and PA Posse veteran Lance Dewease had cars fast enough to keep Gravel starving for another win if he made a mistake.

At the start of the 25-lap Feature, Schatz moved his way from third to second by the second lap of the race and Dewease went from sixth to fifth before the first lap was completed.

Before they could try to make up any more ground, the caution came out on Lap two for Kerry Madsen, who lost his brakes.

On the restart Gravel launched ahead of Schatz. The Fargo, N.D.-native peeked underneath Gravel going into turn one, but the Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 41 was strong around the high side of the speedway. Gravel, again, launched ahead of the Toco Warranty No. 15 car down the backstretch.

Behind them, Dewease continued his relentless charge to the front by making the pass for fourth into turn one and then passed Cory Eliason for third-place off turn four. Schatz was his next target.

Gravel, Dewease and Schatz had already won at Williams Grove Speedway earlier this year. For Gravel, he was on a quest to cure his craving for another win. Dewease was looking for his 99th win in total at the speedway. Schatz was not only eyeing another win, but a chance to close the points gap between he and points leader Brad Sweet, who started 20th.

The caution came out again on Lap five for Jeff Halligan having an issue with his engine, which left oil on the track. Now Schatz and Dewease were close enough to Gravel to potentially spoil his night.

However, on the restart, Gravel shot ahead of the 30-car field, clearing Schatz before turn one. Both drivers went low through the first corner. Gravel, again, showed the strength of his car by being able to pull away from Schatz exiting the corner and down the backstretch.

Schatz faded away from Gravel and Dewease closed to the No. 15 car's bumper. The Fayetteville, Pa.-native stalked Schatz for several laps, while Gravel pulled away from them by more than a second. With 18 laps to go, Dewease dove underneath Schatz into turn three, cleared him for second by the apex of the corner but couldn’t hold the bottom. Dewease slid to the cushion in turn four, allowing Schatz to drive back underneath him and take the position back.

The two stayed in their respective positions for the next 15 laps. Dewease never faded from Schatz. Always kept the pressure on him. He tried to pass Schatz a few more times, but Schatz always ended the battle with the advantage.

Gravel reached lap traffic by Lap 16. It was Schatz and Dewease’s opportunity to try to make up ground on the leader.

“It was real hard,” Gravel said about the lap traffic. “If I went low the guy on the outside of me was just as fast. If they didn’t mess up it was going to be hard to get by them. Luckily Sheldon (Haudenschild) messed up once. Got by him. I was able to get by Kraig (Kinser). The top opened with Jacob (Allen) and I was able to put together a few good laps there. I don’t know how close anybody was.”

There was no pressure from behind for Gravel. Even in heavy lap traffic. With three laps to go Dewease was able to dive underneath Schatz into turn one and clear him for the runner-up spot. However, Gravel was more than two second ahead of him.

The Jason Johnson Racing team found themselves back in Victory Lane, picking up the $10,000 prize, while Dewease settled for a runner-up finish and Schatz rounded out the podium.

“We were pretty good from the start,” Dewease said. “It’s a hard field. A lot of fast race cars. I had some of the best in the country I had to pass.”

After two nights in-a-row of finishes outside the top-15 for Schatz and losing more than 30 points to Sweet, he rebounded with a podium finished and almost cut Sweet’s points lead in half. Coming into Friday night’s race Schatz was 40 points behind Sweet. He is now 26 points behind the Kasey Kahne Racing driver. However, Sweet stopped the bleeding from being worse by charging from 20th to 10th, picking up the KSE Hard Charger award.

“We were kind of hanging,” Schatz said about his race. “We’ve got to adapt to somethings and the guys did a great job with that. Hopefully we can learn from the night and make improvements for tomorrow.”

Schatz also had Ford’s new 410-c.i. motor in his car. He said he was pleased with it.

“It’s finally a relief that it’s here,” Schatz said. “You can’t say enough about these guys. I don’t think anyone will see the work and how much went into this… All we can do is keep building on it and keep working on it and that’s what we’ll do because that’s what we do.”

Friday’s night victory for Gravel and his team helped cure one hungry, but another formulated soon after with the National Open on Saturday night paying $65,000-to-win.

“It feels good to win the first night, but tomorrow is why we’re here,” Gravel said.

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Saturday, Oct. 5, will return to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. for the National Open. Get tickets and more information.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [1][$10,000]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [6][$5,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$3,000]; 4. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [4][$2,700]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [12][$2,500]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [11][$2,200]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [5][$2,000]; 8. 83-Daryn Pittman [9][$1,800]; 9. 1W-Matt Campbell [8][$1,600]; 10. 49-Brad Sweet [20][$1,450]; 11. 72-Ryan Smith [7][$1,300]; 12. 26-Cory Eliason [2][$1,200]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [18][$1,100]; 14. 21P-Brian Montieth [13][$1,000]; 15. 18-Ian Madsen [24][$950]; 16. 51-Freddie Rahmer [26][$200]; 17. 11-T.J. Stutts [15][$850]; 18. 1X-Chad Trout [23][$750]; 19. 2-Carson Macedo [16][$725]; 20. 17B-Bill Balog [14][$700]; 21. 19-Brent Marks [29][$]; 22. 5-Shane Stewart [25][$]; 23. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [27][$]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [10][$700]; 25. 11K-Kraig Kinser [30][$]; 26. 7S-Tim Shaffer [19][$700]; 27. 39-Cory Haas [28][$]; 28. 58-Jeff Halligan [17][$700]; 29. 19M-Landon Myers [22][$700]; 30. 2M-Kerry Madsen [21][$700]; Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-25; KSE Hard Charger Award:49-Brad Sweet[+10]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 41-David Gravel, 16.206; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman, 16.34; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 16.433; 4. 72-Ryan Smith, 16.489; 5. 11-T.J. Stutts, 16.582; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.597; 7. 7S-Tim Shaffer, 16.608; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.609; 9. 58-Jeff Halligan, 16.647; 10. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.686; 11. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 16.747; 12. 18-Ian Madsen, 16.755; 13. 21P-Brian Montieth, 16.808; 14. 87K-Alan Krimes, 16.855; 15. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 16.864; 16. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 16.899; 17. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.91; 18. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.941; 19. 1T-Tim Wagaman, 16.96; 20. 67-Justin Whittall, 16.966; 21. 19-Brent Marks, 16.983; 22. 17BX-Steve Buckwalter, 17.003; 23. 44-Trey Starks, 17.007; 24. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.073; 25. 75-Chase Dietz, 17.178; 26. 73B-Brett Michalski, 17.455; 27. 12W-Troy Fraker, 17.973 

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.396; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.425; 3. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 16.463; 4. 19M-Landon Myers, 16.47; 5. 1X-Chad Trout, 16.509; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.673; 7. 17B-Bill Balog, 16.791; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.807; 9. 26-Cory Eliason, 16.835; 10. 1W-Matt Campbell, 16.878; 11. 7-Jason Sides, 16.929; 12. 5-Shane Stewart, 16.955; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.962; 14. 1-Logan Wagner, 16.966; 15. 39-Cory Haas, 16.972; 16. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.008; 17. 2-Carson Macedo, 17.032; 18. 33-Jared Esh, 17.135; 19. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.143; 20. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 17.239; 21. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 17.28; 22. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.281; 23. 33M-Mason Daniel, 17.327; 24. 75B-Nicole Bower, 17.36; 25. 49H-Bradley Howard, 17.406; 26. 12-Barry Shearer, 17.94

 

 

CBS SPORTS NETWORK DOUBLES WORLD OF OUTLAWS COVERAGE

Shows will air on Sundays, beginning October 6

CONCORD, NC — October 2, 2019 — The World of Outlaws and CBS Sports Network are excited to announce the start of this season’s broadcast package with the series premier being this Sunday, October 6, with back to back airings of both nights of the 41st Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals at Jackson Speedway. The schedule includes 16 different races from tracks across the country.

“This has been an incredible year for us, and for the sport, as we have significantly ramped up our efforts to bring dirt racing to fans far and wide through all mediums, including CBS Sports Network’s doubled coverage,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. “Last year, we put Fairbury Speedway’s legendary Prairie Dirt Classic on national television for the very first time, and this year fans will be able to enjoy the Jackson Nationals, the Champion Racing Oil Nationals Open, and the Gold Cup Race of Champions for the first time in years.”

While the schedule will maintain the crown jewel events from year’s past — the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway (OH), the Firecracker at Lernerville Speedway (PA), and the Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (NC) — new tracks this year include Jackson Speedway, Silver Dollar Speedway, and Williams Grove Speedway.

CBS Sports Network will air 16 races in total, covering 10 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races and six World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series races. Events will air on Sundays from October 6 through January 19, with the exception of Thanksgiving Week.

SCHEDULE

Sunday, October 6 – AGCO Jackson Nationals Prelim at Jackson Speedway – 5:00 PM

Sunday, October 6 – AGCO Jackson Nationals Finale at Jackson Speedway – 5:30 PM

Sunday, October 13 – Firecracker Prelim at Lernerville Speedway – 5:30 PM

Sunday, October 20 – Firecracker 100 at Lernerville Speedway – 2:30 PM

Sunday, October 27 – Knight before the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway – 7:30 PM

Sunday, November 3 – Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway – 7:30 PM

Sunday, November 10 – Prairie Dirt Classic Night #1 at Fairbury Speedway – 7:30 PM

Sunday, November 17 – Prairie Dirt Classic Finale at Fairbury Speedway – 7:30 PM

Sunday, December 1 – Gold Cup Race of Champions Night #1 at Silver Dollar Speedway – 7:30 PM

Sunday, December 8 – Gold Cup Race of Champions Finale at Silver Dollar Speedway – 7:30 PM

Sunday, December 15 – Champion Racing Oils National Open Night #1 at Williams Grove Speedway – 7:30 PM

Sunday, December 22 – Champion Racing Oils National Open Finale at Williams Grove Speedway – 7:30 PM

Sunday, December 29 – Can-Am World Finals Night #1- Late Models – 7:30 PM

Sunday, January 5 – Can-Am World Finals Night #2- Late Models – 6:30 PM

Sunday, January 12 – Can-Am World Finals Night #1- Sprint Cars – 6:30 PM

Sunday, January 19 – Can-Am World Finals Night #2 – Sprint Cars – 6:30 PM

CBS Sports Network CBS Sports Network (CBSSN), the 24-hour home of CBS Sports, televises nearly 600 live events and over 3,000 hours of live programming every year including live college football, college basketball, and more from the MW, AAC, Big East, C-USA, A-10, Army, Navy, and the Patriot League. CBSSN is also the home to Professional Bull Riding.

Throughout the year, the network also telecasts a full slate of original programming and studio coverage. It is home to NFL Monday QB featuring Trent Green, Rich Gannon and Steve Beuerlein, We Need To Talk the first-ever all-female sports show, Boomer & Gio, Tiki & Tierney, Time to Schein and That Other Pregame Show which covers Pro, College, and Fantasy Football every Sunday morning.

CBSSN has become the extension of CBS Sports sharing talent and graphics as well as providing support coverage of every major event that CBS produces including Super Bowl 53, SEC football, NCAA Tournament, The Masters, and PGA Championship.

 

 

WORLD FINALS NOW INCLUDED IN DIRTVISION FAST PASS

Plus the World Short Track Championship and World of Outlaws banquets, for two huge weeks!

CONCORD, NC — October 3, 2019 — DIRTVision and the World of Outlaws are excited to announce that this year’s Can-Am World Finals will now be included in its entirety as part of the DIRTVision FAST PASS — available to both Sprint Car and Late Model pass holders.

Nothing beats watching the legendary season finale live and in person from The Dirt Track at Charlotte, but if you can’t be there in person, the next best thing is watching LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

All three nights of the November 7-9 crowning glory will be broadcast live on DIRTVision. Current Sprint Car and Late Model FAST PASS subscribers can watch at no additional cost. Those without a FAST PASS, can subscribe for $39/month or purchase as single-day pay-per-view events at DIRTVision.com.

Fast Pass subscribers will also get the Driven Racing Oil World Short Track Championship from the Dirt Track at Charlotte, October 31-November 2. The World Short Track Championship features over 400 entries across 9 divisions ranging from Pro Late Models and Modifieds to Hornets and Monster Minis.

The 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Championship banquets will also be broadcast live on Sunday, November 10t and included for Sprint Car and Late Model FAST PASS subscribers at no additional cost. Watch season recaps, driver acceptance speeches and over $1.3 Million in prize money distributed on the richest night in dirt track racing.

Close out the season with two weeks of can’t miss, championship action at The Dirt Track at Charlotte: a three-day dirt racing family reunion, followed by three thrilling nights of racing with the three premier series in the country: the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series, and the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds. You won’t want to miss the legendary three-series four-wide! And you definitely won’t want to miss the crowning of this year’s champions.

 

 

ROAD TO WORLD FINALS: Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet keep points battle historically close
Only 40 points separate Sweet and Schatz for the points lead with 10 races to go

CONCORD, NC – Oct. 2, 2019 – For the first time since 2013 Donny Schatz finds himself in a tight championship points battle with eight races to go before the World Finals season finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Nov. 7-9.

Brad Sweet, who finished second to Schatz in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ point standings for the last two years, currently holds a 40-point lead over the 10-time Series champion heading into the National Open at Williams Grove Speedway.

“This championship battle is definitely one of the closest ones we’ve ever had,” said Johnny Gibson, who has been the announcer for the World of Outlaws for more than 20 years.

He recounted the 2009 championship battle, which came down to the final race of the season at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and saw Schatz win by 18 points over Jason Meyers. Joey Saldana in third-place was only 70 points behind Schatz, too.

The last person to halt Schatz from winning another championship was Daryn Pittman in 2013. Pittman ended the season with a 14-point lead over Schatz – en route to his first Series championship. Watching Sweet and Schatz’s battle for the title, Pittman said he’s a little envious.

“It’s probably a pretty fun spot to be in,” Pittman said. “We had a lead and it started to dwindle and probably played it too safe. It’s like they’re starting at Volusia right now but only have [ten] races to settle it. Honestly looks like a lot of fun to be a part of.”

Schatz, of Fargo, N.D., and Sweet, of Grass Valley, Calif., have continuously traded the points lead throughout the year, but neither went as far to define their battle as fun.

“It’s fun for the fans,” Schatz said.

He wouldn’t call it stressful either.

“I have nothing to prove,” he said. “Yeah, I want to win a championship more than anything, but at the end of the day we’re out here to compete. We’re out here to race. Brad and I are decent friends. That doesn’t mean we’re going to do anything different on or off the racetrack. At least it doesn’t for me. It’s one of those things that’s going to come right down to the wire. We’ll do our best to be on the right side of it. That’s all we can do.”

Sweet said he would like to be stress free going into the World Finals. Holding the points lead by Charlotte would play a big part in helping with that.

“We’re close right now," Sweet said. "We just need to run good, keep winning races like we’ve been doing. Like I’ve always said, if you’re winning the points will take care of themselves.”

His win last weekend at Lernerville Speedway – his 16th win of the season and 50th career Series win overall – helped him extend his points lead over Schatz from four points to 40, due to Schatz finishing 18th.

However, two weeks ago Schatz had a 36-point lead over Sweet. Neither driver has been able to run away from the other. The pair are almost inseparable on track each race, too. Usually when you spot one, the other isn’t too far behind. They ran first and second at Lernerville Speedway before Schatz had a motor issue.

For Schatz, whether Sweet is in front of him or behind him, he said he’s not focused on the points. His only concern is winning.

“That’s how we won 10 championships,” Schatz said. “Trying to win the most races. When you can’t win it’s about trying to get the next best finish.”

So far this season Schatz and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team have collected nine wins. While his win total this year ranks him as having the second most wins, so far, it’s a departure from his last six seasons where he won more than 20 races each year. Schatz has admitted that continually winning 20 or more races each year is a hard statistic to keep up. Especially with the level of competition this year.

David Gravel sits third in points with eight wins, so far, this year. Pittman is fourth with four wins and Logan Schuchart is having a career season by currently sitting fifth in points with eight wins. Schuchart is also only 14 points behind Pittman.

“I definitely think the level of competition has increased – the number of wins among the top-five in points is very close, and there’s a chance we could see four drivers with double digit wins, which has only happened once previously in Outlaw history (in 2000),” Gibson said.

Sweet is also having a career year with his Kasey Kahne Racing team. He’s continued to break his record for most wins in a season – which was previously nine wins, now 16. And he won the $175,000-to-win Kings Royal. His wins and consistency have helped him keep pace with Schatz his year. Both drivers currently have 42 top-five finishes and 58 top-10 finishes in 64 races.

The final eight races before the World Finals are sure to keep the points battle close as there are tracks Schatz and Sweet have had success at and never won at. When they get to The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Schatz may have the upper hand. Sweet has never won at the 4/10-mile track and Schatz has won there 13 times – including a win at the World Finals last year.

However, no matter the points difference come the World Finals, both drivers and their teams are going to put their best effort into winning the 2019 World of Outlaws championship. For Schatz, it would be his 11th title. For Sweet, his first.

“We’ve won the Kings Royal and the Knoxville Nationals, the next thing to do would be to win a World of Outlaws championship,” Sweet said. “You only get these opportunities so often. We’ve never been in this situation before, this close to Donny. You never know what next year brings. We just really want to capitalize on the opportunity we have in front of us. It’s never easy to beat a ten-time champ, so we know we have to be perfect.”

For Schatz, having missed out on winning another Kings Royal and Knoxville Nationals, the championship is the next big target for he and his team.

“I have all the faith in the world in everyone at Tony Stewart Racing,” Schatz said. “I’ve been here twelve plus years and I hope I’m here that long going forward, still being competitive. Right now, we’re at that point where we’ve got to build back up to where we want to be, the king of the hill. We’re not there right now but that’s part of it. We’ve been in that position for a long time. We’ll get there again.”

No matter who wins, fans will be treated to one of the closet points battles in the Series’ history.

“The tight points battle has added yet another level of excitement to what is already the most exciting form of motorsports in the world,” Gibson said. “So, just another reason to love being able to call The Greatest Show on Dirt.”

REMAINING WORLD OF OUTLAW SCHEDULE:
- Williams Grove Speedway, Oct. 4-5 – Get tickets

- Terre Haute Action Track, Oct. 12 – Get tickets

- Tri-State Speedway, Oct. 13 – Get tickets

- Lakeside Speedway, Oct. 18 – Get tickets

- Lake Ozark Speedway, Oct. 19 – Get tickets

- Port Royal Speedway, Oct. 25 – 26 – Get tickets

- The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Nov. 7-9 – Get tickets

 

 

 

AT A GLANCE: Aaron Reutzel calls his shot for the National Open at Williams Grove
Reutzel will finish off the majority of the World of Outlaws season after claiming his second All Star Series championship

MECHANICSBURG,PA – Oct. 2, 2019 – There’s one thing Aaron Reutzel stated he believes he needs to be able to win the prestigious National Open at Williams Grove Speedway this weekend: a front row starting spot in a Heat race.

“I know that’s kind of out there to say,” Reutzel said. “But we’ve been fast there.”

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5, is returning to Williams Grove Speedway for the 57th Champion Racing Oil National Open.

Reutzel, of Clute, Texas, is coming off the high of two podium finishes in-a-row with the World of Outlaws and ending the All Star Circuit of Champions Series season with 16 wins and his second championship in-a-row – in his second full-time year in a 410-c.i. Sprint Car.

“To do what we did last year was unreal and to do what we did this year is just unreal,” Reutzel said. “The things we’ve accomplished this year. To get two in-a-row is pretty special.”

Two of Reutzel’s All Star Series wins this year came at Williams Grove Speedway. However, he stated he and his Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports team have struggled to qualify well at the half-mile speedway. He knows if he can time trial well and start up front in a Drydene Heat race he’ll have a shot at this year’s $65,000 prize for winning the National Open.

His confidence stems from the speed he’s had at the Pennsylvania track all year. Especially when it got slick and the lap times slowed – a specialty of the competitive local Pennsylvania drivers like Lance Dewease, who won the National Open last year.

“We were fast there on twenty second lap times,” Reutzel said. “That’s hard to do because that’s those (Pennsylvania) guys’ bread and butter. That’s when they stand out. So, I feel like if we get qualified well, we have a shot.”

This time, however, he’ll have to deal with the Pennsylvania Posse and the World of Outlaws. David Gravel and Donny Schatz won at the track earlier this year, and both have won the National Open several times – Gravel twice, the last in 2017, and Schatz five times, the last in 2012. Schatz is also in the middle of a tight points battle with Brad Sweet for the World of Outlaws championship. Schatz currently trails Sweet by 40 points with 10 races left in the season.

Reutzel has already made a name for himself with the World of Outlaws, grabbing his second career Series win at Perris Auto Speedway in March and setting a new track record at Jacksonville Speedway. With the All Star’s season concluded, Reutzel said he intends to run the remainder of the World of Outlaws’ schedule, minus the races at Terre Haute Action Track and Tri-State Speedway.

Running with the World of Outlaws is a privilege Reutzel enjoys. And being competitive against them makes it even more gratifying.

“This is the best. The best of the best,” Reutzel said. “You don’t get any better than this right here. So, to run with then and run good with them night in, night out… We’ve struggled to go night in, night out. We have good runs and then we have bad runs. When you do have a few good ones in-a-row you see where you compare with them. So, it’s really cool when you come out and run podium and get a win.”

With the success Reutzel has had behind the wheel of a 410 Sprint Car the past two years, some have questioned if the Texan will make the move to run full-time with the World of Outlaws. His answer: “Yeah, at some point for sure. Not, yet.”

He admitted he considered joining the tour this year, but with his 2-year-old daughter still a few years away from starting school full-time he said he wants to spend as much time with her as he can before then. Once she’s in school full-time he’ll consider making the move – about four years from now, he said.

First, he’ll focus on trying to spoil the World of Outlaws v. the PA Posse rivalry and pick up two more Series wins.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5, at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. for the Champion Racing Oil National Open. Get tickets and more information.

ABOUT THE TRACK
Williams Grove Speedway is a semi-banked, 1/2-mile track. The track record is 16.140 sec. set by Brian Paulus on April 26, 2002.
Online – WilliamsGrove.com
Phone – (717) 697-5000

TICKETS
Tickets can be purchased by going to WorldofOutlaws.com/tix.

1/2-MILE WINNERS THIS YEAR
There have been 21 races on a 1/2-mille track, so far, this year.
-Volusia Speedway: Daryn Pittman won on Feb. 8 and 9
-The Dirt Track at Las Vegas: Tim Shaffer won on Feb. 27 and Donny Schatz won on Feb. 28
-Perris Auto Speedway: Aaron Reutzel won on March 30
-Devil’s Bowl Speedway: Logan Schuchart won on April 12
-Eldora Speedway: Donny Schatz won on May 10, July 17 and July 19, Brad Sweet won on July 18 and July 20 and Logan Schuchart won on Sept. 27
-Williams Grove Speedway: David Gravel won on May 17; Lance Dewease won on May 18; Tim Shaffer won on July 26; and Donny Schatz won on July 27
-Knoxville Raceway: Brian Brown won on June 14; Brad Sweet won on June 15; David Gravel on Aug. 10
-Black Hills Speedway: Carson Macedo won on Aug. 23
-Calistoga Speedway: David Gravel won on Sept. 14

WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2019 – David Gravel on May 17, Lance Dewease on May 18, Tim Shaffer on July 26, Donny Schatz on July 27
2018 – Lance Dewease on July 20, Gio Scelzi on Sept. 28, Lance Dewease on Sept. 29,
2017 – David Gravel on May 19, Shane Stewart on May 20, Brock Zearfoss on July 21, Greg Hodnett on Sept. 28 (makeup from 7/22), David Gravel on Sept. 28, James McFadden on Sept. 29, David Gravel on Sept. 30
2016 – Lance Dewease on May 20, Daryn Pittman on July 22, Lance Dewease on July 23, Danny Dietrich on Oct. 14
2015 – Donny Schatz on May 15, Danny Dietrich on July 24, Stevie Smith on July 25, Stevie Smith on Oct. 4
2014 – Daryn Pittman on May 16, Daryn Pittman on May 17, Greg Hodnett on July 18, Lance Dewease on July 19, David Gravel on Oct. 4
2013 – Donny Schatz on May 17, Donny Schatz on July 20, Don Kreitz Jr. on Oct. 4, Fred Rahmer on Oct. 5
2012 – Fred Rahmer on May 11, Steve Kinser on May 12, Cody Darrah on July 21, Paul McMahan on Sept. 28, Donny Schatz on Sept. 29
2011 – Daryn Pittman on May 13, Greg Hodnett on July 22, Jason Meyers on July 23, Jason Meyers on Sept. 30, Jason Meyers on Oct. 7
2010 – Chad Layton on May 13, Fred Rahmer on May 14, Lance Dewease on July 23, Greg Hodnett on July 24, Greg Hodnett on Oct. 1, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 2
2009 – Greg Hodnett on May 14, Greg Hodnett on July 24, Greg Hodnett on Oct. 3, Cody Darrah on Oct. 3 (Completion of July 25 event)
2008 – Steve Kinser on May 15, Daryn Pittman on July 18, Donny Schatz on July 19
2007 – Donny Schatz on May 17, Donny Schatz on May 18, Donny Schatz on July 19, Brian Leppo on July 20, Donny Schatz on July 21, Donny Schatz on Sept. 29
2006 – Fred Rahmer on May 26, Fred Rahmer on May 27, Terry McCarl on July 20, Craig Dollansky on July 21, Daryn Pittman on July 22, Jason Solwold on Sept. 29, Doug Esh on Sept. 30
2005 – Craig Dollansky on May 26, Steve Kinser on May 27, Jason Johnson on July 21, Paul McMahan on July 23, Fred Rahmer on July 23, Donny Schatz on Oct. 1
2004 – Fred Rahmer on May 27, Don Kreitz Jr. on May 28, Lance Dewease on July 23, Danny Lasoski on July 24, Mark Smith on Oct. 1, Donny Schatz on Oct. 2
2003 – Don Kreitz, Jr. on July 24, Donny Schatz on July 25, Donny Schatz on July 26, Donny Schatz on Oct. 3, Steve Kinser on Oct. 4
2002 – Steve Kinser on May 16, Danny Lasoski on July 25, Joey Saldana on July 26, Greg Hodnett on July 27, Lance Dewease on Sept. 28
2001 – Donny Schatz on May 17, Donny Schatz on July 26 (completed May 18 event), Donny Schatz on July 26, Don Kreitz Jr., on July 27, Tim Shaffer on Sept. 28, Lance Dewease on Sept. 29
2000 – Mark Kinser on May 18, Fred Rahmer on May 19, Lance Dewease on July 27, Sammy Swindell on July 29, Steve Kinser on Sept. 29, Donny Schatz on Sept. 30
1999 – Mark Kinser on May 27, Steve Kinser on May 28, Mark Kinser on July 29, Mark Kinser on July 30, Cris Eash on Oct. 1, Mark Kinser on Oct. 2
1998 – Mark Kinser on May 21, Johnny Herrera on May 22, Stevie Smith on May 29, Kevin Gobrecht on July 31, Mark Kinser on Oct. 2
1997 – Sammy Swindell on May 22, Mark Kinser on May 23, Jac Haudenschild on May 30, Mark Kinser on July 31, Mark Kinser on Aug. 1, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 3, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 4
1996 – Johnny Herrera on May 24, Mark Kinser on May 25, Steve Kinser on May 31, Steve Kinser on Aug. 1, Mark Kinser on Aug. 2, Lance Dewease on Oct. 4, Lance Dewease on Oct. 5
1995 – Steve Kinser on May 26, Dave Blaney on Aug. 3, Mark Kinser on Aug. 4, Mark Kinser on Sept. 29, Mark Kinser on Sept. 30
1994 – Dave Blaney on May 26, Steve Kinser on May 27, Andy Hillenburg on June 3, Jeff Swindell on Aug. 4, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 5, Lance Dewease on Sept. 30, Steve Kinser on Oct. 1
1993 – Dave Blaney on May 27, Don Kreitz Jr., on May 28, Dave Blaney on June 4, Steve Kinser on Aug. 5, Steve Kinser on Oct. 1, Don Kreitz Jr. on Oct. 3
1992 – Mark Kinser on May 21, Don Kreitz Jr., on May 22, Don Kreitz Jr., on May 29, Steve Kinser on July 30, Steve Kinser on July 31, Keith Kauffman on Oct. 2, Steve Kinser on Oct. 3
1991 – Steve Kinser on May 23, Steve Kinser on May 24, Sammy Swindell on May 31, Mark Kinser on Aug. 1, Steve Kinser on Aug. 2, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 4, Stevie Smith on Oct. 6
1990 – Steve Kinser on May 24, Steve Kinser on May 25, Sammy Swindell on June 1, Steve Kinser on Aug. 2, Steve Kinser on Aug. 3, Steve Kinser on Sept. 28, Steve Kinser on Sept. 29
1989 – Bobby Allen on May 25, Sammy Swindell on May 26, Bobby Allen on June 2, Bobby Davis Jr., on July 27, Bobby Davis Jr., on July 28, Stevie Smith on Sept. 29, Stevie Smith on Sept. 30
1988 – Bobby Davis, Jr. on May 26, Bobby Davis Jr., on May 27, Mark Kinser on June 3, Cris Eash on July 28, Steve Kinser on July 29
1987 – Ron Shuman on May 21, Steve Kinser on May 22, Steve Kinser on May 29, Steve Kinser on July 30, Steve Kinser on July 31
1986 – Doug Wolfgang on May 22, Doug Wolfgang on May 23, Bobby Allen on May 30, Jac Haudenschild on July 31, Bobby Allen on Aug. 1

1985 – Keith Kauffman on May 24, Steve Kinser on May 31, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 1, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 2
1984 – Steve Kinser on May 24, Steve Kinser on May 25, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 1, Brad Doty on Aug. 2, Steve Kinser on Aug. 3
1983 – Bobby Davis, Jr. on May 26, Bobby Davis Jr., on May 27, Steve Kinser on Aug. 4, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 5
1982 – Sammy Swindell on May 13, Bobby Allen on May 14, Bobby Allen on May 21
1981 – Steve Kinser on June 5, Steve Kinser on June 12
1980 – Sammy Swindell on May 16, Bill Stief on July 25, Keith Kauffman on July 26
1979 – Lynn Paxton on July 27
1978 – Kramer Williamson on Sept. 24

ON THE INTERNET
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DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Brent Marks – @bmracing19
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
Ian Madsen – @IanMadsen
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Shane Stewart – @shanestewart_5
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17

AROUND THE TURN:  The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Saturday, Oct. 12, will be at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. for the Wabash Clash. Get tickets and more information.

Then on Sunday, Oct. 13, the Series will be at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. Get tickets and more information.

2019 STATS
There have been 64 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (17 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 16
2– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 9
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 8
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 8
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
5 – Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (44 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 24
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 20
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 19
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 17
5 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 15
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 15
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 15
6 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 10
7 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 7
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
9 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 6
10 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 5
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 5
11 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 4
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 4
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 4
12 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 3
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 3
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 3
13 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
14 – Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1
– Willie Croft, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Tony Stewart, Columbus, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Montieth, Phoenixville, Pa. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Justin Sanders, Watsonville, Calif. – 1
– Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, Wash. – 1
– Logan Seavey, Sutter, Calif. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (23 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 9
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 5
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 5
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
4 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
5 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Jeff Swindell, Memphis, Tenn. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, Wash. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (34 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 3
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 3
2 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
3 – Cale Conley, Vienna, W.Va. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– T.J. Stutts, Liverpool, Pa. – 1
– Cory Haas, York, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Russel Borland, Kewaskum, Wis. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Australia – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Zach Daum, Pocahontas, Ill. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (13 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia
– Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Lee Jacobs, Dalton, Ohio – 1
– Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (2 different drivers)
1 – Justin Peck, Monrovia, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (29 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 29
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 29
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 26
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 23
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 15
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 9
6 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
7 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 6
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 5
8 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
9 – Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 3
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 3
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 3
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 3
10 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 2
11 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Jason Solwold, Burlington, Wash. – 1
– Justin Sanders, Watsonville, Calif. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (27 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
2 – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 5
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 5
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 4
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Pa. – 4
4 – Dominic Scelzi – Fresno, Calif. – 3
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 3
5 – Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 2
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 2
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
6 – Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Derek Hagar, Marion, Ark. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (25 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 408
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 248
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 243
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 241
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 130
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 129
7 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 107
8 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 62
9 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 55
10 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 53
11 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 52
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 52
12 – Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 48
13 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 41
14 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 37
15 – Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 34
16 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 31
17 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 25
18 – Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 22
19 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 19
20 – Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 16
21 – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 10
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 10
22 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 6
23 – Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 2
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 2

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (19 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 18
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 9
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
5 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
7 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Sye Lynch, Apollo, Pa. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1

FASTEST IN PRACTICE (20 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of times fastest
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 11*
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 10*
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
3 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 6
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4*
5 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 3
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3
6 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2*
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 2
7 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, Pa. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
*A fastest time came during a second set of Hot Laps

2019 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (2)
3. Sunday, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park/ Baberville, Fla. / Rainout-Canceled
4. Friday, Feb. 22 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
5. Saturday, Feb. 23 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
6. Wednesday, Feb. 27 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Tim Shaffer (1)
7. Thursday, Feb. 28 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (1)
8. Friday, March 8 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
9. Saturday, March 9 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Ian Madsen (1)
10. Friday, March 15 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Carson Macedo (1)
11. Saturday, March 16 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Logan Schuchart (1)
12. Friday, March 22 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
13. Saturday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Rainout-Rescheduled for Sept. 11
14. Friday, March 29 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
15. Saturday, March 30 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Aaron Reutzel (1)
16. Friday, April 5 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (1)
17. Saturday, April 6 / Arizona Speedway / Queen Creek, Ariz. / David Gravel (2)
18. Friday, April 12 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Logan Schuchart (2)
19. Saturday, April 13 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
20. Friday, April 26 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, Mo. / Brad Sweet (2)
21. Saturday, April 27 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway / Pevely, Mo. / Rainout-Canceled
22. Sunday, April 28 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Sept. 25
23. Friday, May 3 / Riverside International Speedway / West Memphis, Ark. / Rainout-Canceled
24. Saturday, May 4 / Tri-State International Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Oct. 13
25. Friday, May 10 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (2)
26. Saturday, May 11 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Postponed-Rescheduled for July 17
27. Wednesday, May 15 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Lance Dewease (1)
28. Friday, May 17 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / David Gravel (3)
29. Saturday, May 18 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (2)
30. Sunday, May 19 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / Rainout-Canceled
31. Tuesday, May 21 / Bridgeport Speedway / Bridgeport, NJ / Danny Dietrich (1)
32. Friday, May 24 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
33. Saturday, May 25 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Logan Schuchart (3)
34. Monday, May 27 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Kyle Larson (1)
35. Friday, May 31 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Donny Schatz (3)
36. Saturday, June 1 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Shane Stewart (1)
37. Tuesday, June 4 / Fairbury Speedway / Fairbury, Ill. / Kyle Larson (2)
38. Friday, June 7 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Logan Schuchart (4)
39. Saturday, June 8 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, Minn. / Brad Sweet (3)
40. Friday, June 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brian Brown (1)
41. Saturday, June 15 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brad Sweet (4)
42. Saturday, June 22 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Brad Sweet (5)
43. Sunday, June 23 / Dubuque Speedway / Dubuque, Iowa / Rainout-Canceled
44. Thursday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Brad Sweet (6)
45. Friday, June 28 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Carson Macedo (2)
46. Saturday, June 29 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Brad Sweet (7)
47. Wednesday, July 3 / Brown County Speedway, Aberdeen, S.D. / Brad Sweet (8)
48. Saturday, July 6 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
49. Saturday, July 6 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Brad Sweet (9)
50. Friday, July 12 / Hartford Speedway / Hartford, Mich. / David Gravel (4)
51. Saturday, July 13 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, Wis. / Donny Schatz (4)
52. Wednesday, July 17 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (5)
53.Thursday, July 18 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Brad Sweet (10)
54. Friday, July 19 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (6)
55. Saturday, July 20 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Brad Sweet (11) – Kings Royal
56. Tuesday, July 23 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / David Gravel (5)
57. Friday, July 26 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Tim Shaffer (2)
58. Saturday, July 27 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Donny Schatz (7)
59. Friday, Aug. 2 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Brad Sweet (12)
60. Saturday, Aug. 3 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
61. Wednesday, Aug. 7 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Trey Starks (Prelim)
62. Thursday, Aug. 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / David Gravel (Prelim)
63. Friday, Aug. 9 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Kerry Madsen (Prelim)
64. Saturday, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / David Gravel (6) – Knoxville Nationals
65. Friday, Aug. 16 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (8)
66. Saturday, Aug. 17 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, N.D. / Rainout-Canceled
67. Friday, Aug. 23 / Black Hills Speedway / Rapid City, S.D. / Carson Macedo (3)
68. Saturday, Aug. 24 / Big Sky Speedway / Billings, Mont. / David Gravel (7)
69. Friday, Aug. 30 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Logan Schuchart (5)
70. Saturday, Aug. 31 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Logan Schuchart (6)
71. Monday, Sept. 2 / Grays Harbor Raceway / Elma, Wash. / Daryn Pittman (3)
72. Wednesday, Sept. 4 / Willamette Speedway / Lebanon, Ore. / Brad Sweet (13)
73. Friday, Sept. 6 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Brad Sweet (14)
74. Saturday, Sept. 7 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (4)
75. Wednesday, Sept. 11 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Shane Golobic (1)
76. Friday, Sept. 13 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Logan Schuchart (7)
77. Saturday, Sept. 14 / Calistoga Speedway / Calistoga, Calif. / David Gravel (8)
78. Friday, Sept. 20 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, Kan. / Donny Schatz (9)
79. Saturday, Sept. 21 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, Kan. / Brad Sweet (15)
80. Wednesday, Sept. 25 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Carson Macedo (4)
81. Friday, Sept. 27 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Logan Schuchart (8)
82. Saturday, Sept. 28 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / Brad Sweet (16)

 
 

 

THE BIG 5-0: Brad Sweet earns his 50th career win, extends points lead at Lernerville
With Donny Schatz having a rare issue, Sweet now holds a 40-point lead over him

SARVER, PA – Sept. 28, 2019 – Brad Sweet has made a habit of winning big this season – most notably claiming the $175,000-to-win Kings Royal in July.

However, his win Saturday night at Lernerville Speedway may prove to be his biggest victory, yet.

When Sweet sped by the checkered flag he picked up his second win in-a-row at the Commonwealth Clash event, his 16th World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win of the season, his 50th career Series win and went from a four-point lead over Donny Schatz to a 40-point lead.

“We’ve had what feels like the best car all year,” Sweet said. “ You know, sixteenth win. We’ve been up front a lot.”

That was the case all night for Sweet and his Kasey Kahne Racing team at the 4/10-mile track. He qualified second to David Gravel – who picked up his 18th Quick Time of the season. Then finished second to Ian Madsen in his Dryden Heat race. He drew the pole for the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and went on to win it.

Starting on the front row of the 35-lap Feature with Sweet was his championship competitor.

During the July race at the Sarver, Pa. track, Sweet and Schatz battled all race long for fourth-place with Sweet the victor of the duel. They were set for reenact their battle, but this time for the lucrative win. If Sweet won, he increased his points lead over Schatz. If Schatz won, he would either reclaim the lead or tie Sweet for it.

When the two competitors accelerated their 900-hp chariots at the start of the 35-lap Feature, Sweet had the advantage and crossed in front of the 10-time Series champion before entering turn one. Schatz hung onto the Grass Valley, Calif.-native’s bumper down the backstretch. He looked low underneath the NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 car into turn three but couldn’t match the momentum Sweet was able to exit the corner with up high.

Their brawl was put on pause the first lap when the caution came out for Clay Riney coming to a stop at the top of turn one. When the race resumed, Sweet was able to launch ahead of Schatz. The Fargo, N.D.-native would not let Sweet pull away, though.

Before Sweet could attempt to find a rhythm, the caution came out, again, after one lap. This time, A.J. Flick went off track in turn two.

For the third time in two laps Schatz was awarded the opportunity to start alongside Sweet for the restart. And for the third time Sweet got the jump on him off turn four and cleared the Toco Warranty No. 15 for the lead before the first turn.

Schatz closed on Sweet down the backstretch, leaving inches between his front bumper and Sweet’s rear bumper.

Sweet committed to the high side and Schatz ran low. After putting together a few laps, Schatz found a rhythm on the bottom and began poking his nose further alongside Sweet’s car every corner.

Uncomfortable with the run Schatz was building on him, Sweet changed his line and ran low for a lap. Schatz switched to the high side but was unable to further his march to the lead. With Schatz no longer breathing down his neck, Sweet went back to the top. He was able to keep Schatz at bay, maintaining a few car lengths lead on him. Even through traffic.

“We kind of hit on some stuff last year at this same race,” Sweet said. “We basically ran the car the same way.”

While the championship competitors led the field, Shane Stewart, Ian Madsen and David Gravel brawled for third-place, at one time going three-wide for the position. Stewart eventually won the battle, but once Gravel comfortably moved into fourth-place, he kept pressure on Stewart for the remainder of the race.

Sweet had about a second lead over Schatz near the halfway point of the race. Then shock echoed around the facility. A soft pop emitted from the Schatz’s car going through turns three and four. His Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing car drastically slowed and the caution came out.

There was an issue with his engine’s magneto. Schatz could not continue, ending the night in 18th – after a rare 17th-place finish at Eldora Speedway the night prior.

Schatz declined to comment after the race.

His misfortunate benefit Stewart, who was gifted a front row starting position on the outside of Sweet on the restart. Like Schatz, he was unable to stay alongside Sweet down the front stretch, but dove underneath him into turn three, going side by side with the No. 49 car through the corner. Sweet was still too strong on the high side. He pulled away with the lead and ran off with the win.

Stewart finished second and Gravel rounded out the podium.

“I felt like we had pretty good pace the whole race, we’ve just got to keep our heads down and keep working on it and hopefully we can get some wins,” Stewart said.

Sweet’s big win helped him put a sizable points gap between he and Schatz, however neither driver has been able to maintain a large points gap on the other this year. He didn’t know where Schatz finished after the race but knows that doesn’t matter as long as he keeps winning.

“I just try to stay focused on our car, because as long as we’re winning the race we know that we’re gaining points,” Sweet said. “We can’t control what Donny does or what his team does. We just stay focused on our NAPA Auto Parts number forty-nine.

“We’ve been on a little roller coaster ride where we’ve been up or down a little bit. But I thought we really dug deep at Dodge City and Eldora. Last night (at Eldora) was a big night for us. You know, sometimes those fifths and sixths when you come from the back are good rebounds. In the big scheme of things that’s always good. We just want to get wins. If we show up every night and keep winning these races, it’s our championship to lose.”

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5, will return to Williams Grove Speedway for the Champion Racing Oil National Open. Get tickets and more information.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$10,000]; 2. 5-Shane Stewart [3][$5,500]; 3. 41-David Gravel [5][$3,200]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [4][$2,800]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [10][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [14][$2,300]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$2,200]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][$2,100]; 9. 7S-Tim Shaffer [7][$2,050]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [12][$2,000]; 11. 19-Brent Marks [13][$1,500]; 12. 2M-Kerry Madsen [17][$1,200]; 13. 7-Jason Sides [21][$1,100]; 14. 21-Brian Brown [6][$1,050]; 15. 2-Carson Macedo [16][$1,000]; 16. 7K-Dan Shetler [18][$900]; 17. 13-Brandon Matus [24][$800]; 18. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$800]; 19. 11-Carl Bowser [22][$800]; 20. 42-Sye Lynch [15][$800]; 21. 2AJ-A.J. Flick [19][$800]; 22. 22-Brandon Spithaler [23][$800]; 23. C1-Clay Riney [20][$800]; 24. 55K-Robbie Kendall [9][$800]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+8]

Qualifying – 1. 41-David Gravel, 12.972; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.017; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.023; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 13.079; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.124; 6. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.132; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.145; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.162; 9. 19-Brent Marks, 13.166; 10. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.181; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.187; 12. 7S-Tim Shaffer, 13.197; 13. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.2; 14. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.222; 15. 2AJ-A.J. Flick, 13.312; 16. C1-Clay Riney, 13.347; 17. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.395; 18. 7K-Dan Shetler, 13.421; 19. 42-Sye Lynch, 13.446; 20. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.456; 21. 11-Carl Bowser, 13.508; 22. 7-Jason Sides, 13.608; 23. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.633; 24. 46-Michael Bauer, 13.958; 25. O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.972; 26. 91-Colby Womer, 13.982; 27. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.028; 28. 33-Brent Matus, 14.392; 29. 14-Jeremy Hill, 14.622; 30. 1R-Gale Ruth, 14.864; 31. 4K-Kip Edwards, 15.921; 32. 6-Todd Burgard, NT

 

 

 

RIGHT ATTITUDE: Logan Schuchart conquers Eldora Speedway for second time
Schuchart earned his eighth career win of the season at Eldora, doubling his win total from the start of the season

ROSSBURG, OH – Sept. 27, 2019 – Logan Schuchart entered Friday’s race at Eldora Speedway with an attitude. He felt like the half-mile speedway owned him.

He finished second for the third time in-a-row during the May event at the track. During the four July races there he finished third, third, fourth and second at the Kings Royal.

Schuchart craved a second win at the iconic track – his first came in 2017. He was a shark that sensed blood in the water. No one was going to keep him from his target. He and his Shark Racing team made sure of it.

Aside from Hot Laps, which were ran twice due to a two-and-a-half-hour rain delay before Qualifying, Schuchart won everything he could involving a sprint car Friday night. He set Quick Time, won his Drydene Heat race, drew the pole for the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, won the Dash and led all 30 laps in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature – earning his eighth victory of the season.

“This is definitely one, coming to Eldora, is one I always look forward to,” Schuchart said. “It’s been really good to us. We just haven’t been able to win one. So, to end our season at Eldora and win one is cool. Especially since I’ve had so many good runs and haven’t won one since 2017. It’s cool to win at this place any chance you get.”

While the Hanover, Pa.-native dominated the BeFour the Crowns Showdown, a Texan made him work for it. Aaron Reutzel – coming off a podium finish with the World of Outlaws at Jacksonville Speedway and setting the quickest lap in the second round of Hot Laps – hunted Schuchart throughout the Feature, in search of his first Series win at the speedway.

Schuchart launched ahead of the field on the initial start of the Feature with second-place Carson Macedo on his tail and Reutzel making his way to third. Before any of them could build momentum, the red flag came out before the completion of the first lap for Wayne Johnson flipping in turn three.

When the race restarted, Schuchart again shot to the lead with Macedo in pursuit. However, Reutzel put an end to Macedo’s chase in the first corner. He darted to the high side in turn one and charged off turn two with the ferocity of a speeding bullet, pulling alongside Macedo down the backstretch.

Macedo, a rookie, and Reutzel, a part-time driver in the Series, raced wheel-to-wheel for a lap before Reutzel outran Macedo into turn three and stole the runner-up spot on the second lap. Schuchart was half of a straightaway ahead of Reutzel. However, that gap vanished a few seconds later.

Another red flag came out for Brady Bacon wrecking in turn four on Lap two. It was the last time the field had to slow for an accident, though.

On the final restart of the night, with 28 laps to go, Schuchart pulled ahead of Reutzel by about two car lengths into the first turn and grew his lead to more than a second shortly after. By Lap nine Schuchart found himself in heavy lap traffic. Exactly what Reutzel needed.

As the Drydene No. 1s navigated its way through a maze of cars, the Folkens Bros. No. 87 of Reutzel crept closer every lap. Near the halfway point of the Feature, Reutzel found himself feet away from Schuchart’s bumper. But before he could attempt a pass, Schuchart found clean air and pulled away from him again.

The two drivers were an accordion for the remainder of the race. Reutzel would close on Schuchart and then Schuchart would pull away.

“At one time I thought we were going to be able to pass him,” Reutzel said about racing Schuchart. “Where I was making time around the bottom, that kind of went away for me. I started searching around and found sliding myself was pretty good. I got back to him one time, we got to a lap car that was trying to unlap himself or something and I was never able to get by that lap car and just kind of sat there the rest of the race. My car started to go away a little bit at the end, so that was the end of that.”

Having raced with Reutzel before and knowing his style, Schuchart anticipated where he thought the Texan might run and made sure he didn’t leave a door open for him.

“I was trying not to get held up too much or bonsai too many lap cars,” Schuchart said. “I figured if I did do that, he’d be close. I knew he would be, most likely on the top. Aaron is very fast, but a lot of the races that he wins he’s on the top. I was running through the middle and felt like I was slowing down a little and tried to get back to the top as quick as I could to not give him a chance to zoom around the outside of me.”

Schuchart’s plan worked. He held off Reutzel – who had to hold off a fast approaching Sheldon Haudenschild in the closing laps – and won his second career World of Outlaws race at Eldora Speedway.

“To have a year like this. To win races with the World of Outlaws is very, very tough,” Schuchart said. “To win eight of them and get another one here at Eldora, it means a lot to myself. I know it means a lot to everybody else.”

Before the start of the season Schuchart had eight career wins over a five-year span. Now, he’s doubled that statistic in one season. He and his Shark Racing team definitely have an attitude this year. An attitude to win.

He wasn’t the only driver with a big night at Eldora. Brad Sweet earned the KSE Hard Charger award by starting 17th and finishing sixth, and he took the points lead from 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz – who finished 17th. Sweet now leads Schatz by four points.

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Saturday, Sept. 28, will return to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. for the Commonwealth Clash. Get tickets and more information.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1][$10,000]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4][$5,500]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$3,200]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6][$2,800]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [2][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [17][$2,300]; 7. 41-David Gravel [5][$2,200]; 8. 70-Brock Zearfoss [9][$2,100]; 9. 26-Cory Eliason [7][$2,050]; 10. 9-James McFadden [19][$2,000]; 11. 19-Brent Marks [14][$1,500]; 12. 83-Daryn Pittman [11][$1,200]; 13. 19P-Paige Polyak [8][$1,100]; 14. 5-Shane Stewart [15][$1,050]; 15. 24-Rico Abreu [22][$1,000]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [12][$900]; 17. 15-Donny Schatz [24][$800]; 18. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [18][$800]; 19. 13-Paul McMahan [13][$800]; 20. 18-Ian Madsen [25][$]; 21. G1-Cale Thomas [10][$800]; 22. 99-Brady Bacon [20][$800]; 23. 98H-Dave Blaney [23][$800]; 24. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [21][$800]; 25. 2C-Wayne Johnson [16][$800]; Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+11]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.011; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.123; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.124; 4. 41-David Gravel, 13.134; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.137; 6. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.153; 7. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.159; 8. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.173; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.183; 10. 9-James McFadden, 13.191; 11. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.237; 12. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.249; 13. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.253; 14. 12N-Joey Saldana, 13.262; 15. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.274; 16. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.278; 17. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.289; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.302; 19. 70X-Justin Peck, 13.468; 20. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.469; 21. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 13.607; 22. 7S-Jason Sides, NT

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.059; 2. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.108; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.122; 4. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.15; 5. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 13.219; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.226; 7. G1-Cale Thomas, 13.263; 8. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.28; 9. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 13.33; 10. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.331; 11. 19-Brent Marks, 13.341; 12. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.393; 13. 67-Buddy Kofoid, 13.398; 14. J4-John Garvin, 13.41; 15. 71M-Paul May, 13.471; 16. 99G-Skylar Gee, 13.507; 17. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.513; 18. 5B-Chad Blonde, 13.539; 19. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.557; 20. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.645; 21. 35-Zach Hampton, 13.795; 22. 4X-Bradley Ashford, 13.963

 

 

 

CAPITALIZING ON THE MOMENT: Carson Macedo wins thrilling show at Jacksonville Speedway

Macedo brings Kyle Larson Racing its fourth World of Outlaws win of the season

 

JACKSONVILLE, IL – Sept. 25, 2019 – Rookie Carson Macedo knows if he wants to be an established World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series driver and stick around the Series for a while, he needs to win races.
That mentality was ingrained in the young Lemoore, Calif.-native Wednesday night at Jacksonville Speedway when he out dueled Sheldon Haudenschild and Brad Sweet in an elbows up brawl to earn his fourth victory of the year.

“I can’t say enough about this (Kyle Larson Racing) team,” Macedo said. “Fourth win this year. I’m super stoked. Happy for them. Happy to get wins. That’s what it takes out here.”

Macedo was fast all night in his Chevrolet Accessories No. 2 car, qualifying second, winning his Drydene Heat race and finishing second in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash. However, Haudenschild was always one step ahead. The Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing driver set Quick Time, won his Drydene Heat race and won the Dash over Macedo by four seconds.

The two young guns of the Series – in their first Feature race at the quarter-mile Jacksonville Speedway ­­– were set to duel. And they did.

Neither was willing to sacrifice an inch on the initial start, staying wheel to wheel as they crept toward the white start line. When it came time to hammer the throttle Haudenschild gave his more love than needed, showing the complete under belly of his NOS Energy Drink No. 17 as he powered to the flag stand. That allowed Macedo to get a run on the Wooster, Ohio-native into the first corner and take the lead.

Haudenschild dove underneath Macedo into turn three and nosed in front of him through turn four. However, he did another wheelie on the exit of the turn, allowing Macedo to charged back out front. Haudenschild would not let the Californian get away, though. He stayed on his bumper down the straightaways and could power to his inside every corner.

The quarter-mile track was proving to be fun for some and tricky for others, as several cars bounced off the cushion in turn four or over throttled their way into the corner causing them spin – or nearly do so. The fastest line was around the top, against the cushion – a line most comfortable for Macedo and Haudenschild.

Two cautions came out in the first 12 laps of the 40-lap Feature. Macedo was able to launch ahead of Haudenschild on both restarts, but the Ohio driver continued to pester Macedo each lap. The Kyle Larson Racing car was rarely out of reach.

On Lap 14, Macedo did a quick wheel stand off turn four, allowing Haudenschild, with a full steam of momentum, to throw a slide job into turn one and exit turn two with the lead.

Three more cautions came out between Lap 18 and 21 for drivers either spinning or coming to a stop on the track. On the restart with 19 laps to go, Haudenschild rocketed out front. Macedo spun his tires and got passed by Shane Stewart for second.

Macedo wasn’t willing to let the win slip away. To continue to establish himself, he needed it.

Finding grip on the bottom of the speedway, Macedo charged his way back by Stewart and looked to find his rhythm to catch Haudenschild. He didn’t have to put too much effort into it though. Another caution came out a few laps later for several cars colliding in turn four and blocking the track.

On the restart with 15 laps to go, Macedo was now pestering Haudenschild. He poked his nose underneath him each corner, ready to capitalize on any mistake Haudenschild made. And with 14 laps to go Haudenschild made one.

He slid his car too far up the track in turn four, hammering the cushion with his right rear tire and lifting the front of his car off the ground. With a clean run around the bottom, Macedo raced by the upset NOS Energy Drink car and reclaimed the lead.

“You get through there (turn four) really nice if you hit it right, but a couple of times you get tight on the right rear and get into it too much and throw your front end into, so you just had to be really careful,” Macedo said. “Get your entry right. Make sure you had the car turned enough and enough throttle to get through there on the cushion. My car was really good. Especially late in the race. I felt like I kept gaining momentum and gaining speed. That’s what you want.”

While Macedo and Haudenschild continued their close battle for the lead, Sweet, Aaron Reutzel and Donny Schatz were slowly making their way to the front. After Stewart spun, with 10 laps to go, Sweet moved into the position with Reutzel also moving up to fourth and Schatz to fifth. Four laps later, heartbreak for Haudenschild. He too spun, bringing out the caution.

With six laps to go, Macedo now found himself having to hold off Sweet ­– who moved up from seventh to second ­– Reutzel – who moved up from eighth to third – and Schatz – who charged from 17th to fourth.

It proved to be a task he was up to. He pulled away from the field on the restart and comfortably cruised his way to his first win Jacksonville Speedway victory – in his first official start at the track. Sweet remained second and Reutzel rounded out the podium. Haudenschild ended the night 15th.

Macedo credits some of his success to having grown up in California where there are several small bullring sized tracks like Jacksonville Speedway.

“Growing up there, you either get good on small tracks or you get beat because that’s a lot of what we have,” said Macedo, who won on the quarter-mile Silver Dollar Speedway in March. “I guess it just helps to be from California when you go to places like these.”

Sweet, of Grass Valley, Calif., also benefited by picking up another podium finish and continuing to chip away at Schatz’s points lead. The 10-time Series champion now leads Sweet by 18 points.

“It was a bit of a marathon, but we’ll take a second-place run,” Sweet said. “We had a lot of battling to get where we got to. A lot of missing wrecks. Missing some spinning cars. And avoiding contact. It was nice to get the finish.”

Coming into the season Macedo’s goal was to win a few races. Now, having exceeded that goal, his latest win helps he and his team realize their ultimate goal.

“We’re building,” Macedo said. “This is a five-year, six, seven, eight-year plan to try and be at the top at some point. That’s what we’re trying to do. To be out here winning races and build toward next year… it’s all building blocks. We couldn’t be happier.”

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday, Sept. 27, will return to Eldora Speedway for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

As always, if you can’t be at the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 2-Carson Macedo [2][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$5,500]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [17][$2,800]; 5. 5-Shane Stewart [3][$2,500]; 6. 41-David Gravel [4][$2,300]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15][$2,200]; 8. 96-Parker Price-Miller [16][$2,100]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [13][$2,050]; 10. 5D-Zach Daum [21][$2,000]; 11. 19-Brent Marks [9][$1,500]; 12. 5X-Justin Peck [10][$1,200]; 13. 83-Daryn Pittman [19][$1,100]; 14. 47-Terry Babb [20][$1,050]; 15. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1][$1,000]; 16. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [18][$900]; 17. 9K-Kyle Schuett [23][$800]; 18. O1-Logan Seavey [5][$800]; 19. 67-Buddy Kofoid [6][$800]; 20. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [11][$800]; 21. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12][$800]; 22. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [14][$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [22][$800]; 24. 2C-Wayne Johnson [24][$800]; Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo 1-15, 27-40; Sheldon Haudenschild 16-26; KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+13]

Qualifying – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.115; 2. 2-Carson Macedo, 10.169; 3. O1-Logan Seavey, 10.189; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 10.196; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.265; 6. 39-Hunter Schuerenburg, 10.28; 7. 41-David Gravel, 10.291; 8. 67-Buddy Kofoid, 10.3; 9. 19-Brent Marks, 10.306; 10. 5X-Justin Peck, 10.309; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.312; 12. 96-Parker Price-Miller, 10.316; 13. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.327; 14. 5-Shane Stewart, 10.366; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 10.402; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 10.434; 17. 18-Ian Madsen, 10.502; 18. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 10.512; 19. 83-Daryn Pittman, 10.523; 20. 5D-Zach Daum, 10.526; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.572; 22. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 10.621; 23. 9K-Kyle Schuett, 10.631; 24. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 10.634; 25. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 10.666; 26. 7S-Jason Sides, 10.68; 27. 33M-Mason Daniel, 10.71; 28. 4-Danny Smith, 10.736; 29. 33-Andy Bishop, 10.757; 30. 51B-Joe B.Miller, 10.757; 31. 79J-Jacob Patton, 10.759; 32. 47-Terry Babb, 10.853; 33. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, 11.029; 34. 52F-Logan Faucon, 11.054; 35. 99-Korey Weyant, 11.266; 36. 6-Frank Rodgers, NT

 

 

AT A GLANCE: Brent Marks looks to leave nothing on the table in upcoming races
Marks eyes first win of the season with Jacksonville, Eldora and Lernerville on the horizon

JACKSONVILLE, IL – Sept. 24, 2019 – Brent Marks feels like he left about four potential wins on the table this season.

This week he’s going back to two of the tracks he had a chance to win at earlier in the year and another he wants to conquer.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Sept. 25 is returning to Jacksonville Speedway – after the event was rained out in April. It’ll then make its final stop of the year at Eldora Speedway on Sept. 27 and return to Lernerville Speedway the following day on Sept. 28.

The Myerstown, Pa.-native won three races last year, but has been winless, so far, this year.

Before rain ended Jacksonville’s program early in the Spring, Marks looked poised to pick up his first win of the season. He crashed in qualifying but came back strong as the star of the night on the quarter-mile track. He charged from 10th to second in his Drydene Heat race and then went on to win the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash – placing him on the pole for the Feature that rain put a stop to.

“You know, you never say you’re going to win a race until the end, but I felt like it would be hard for everybody to beat me that night,” Marks said. “I’m excited to get back there and see what we can do and try to have the same kind of night we had there.”

He’ll have to fight for the pole again on Wednesday as the race is an entirely new event.

Marks has been competitive on quarter-mile tracks this year. He led laps at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway and finished second. He also showed speed at Silver Dollar Speedway for the Gold Cup this month, winning his Heat race and starting third for the Feature – but finished 10th due to getting together with another car, breaking his right rear shock and a link. They’re the two races that stand out the most to him that he feels like he could have won.

If the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway in July went a few laps longer Marks may have been celebrating another “Big E” victory, too. In the final 20 laps of the race he charged from seventh to third and was rapidly catching the top two in the closing laps.

The half-mile speedway has always been good Marks. He picked up his third career win at the Rossburg, Ohio speedway during the track’s final event of the season last year. He’ll be on the path to repeat on Friday.

“I’m pretty confident to get back to Eldora,” Marks said. “We have a pretty good package there.”

One track he’s still searching for speed at is Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. – located about four hours from Marks’ home.

“I think I raced there about 15 times and I finished probably five races,” Marks said. “It’s just one of those places, it bites me every time. I’ve got to conquer that place one day and I will. Hopefully it’s [this] week.”

He showed promised at the 4/10-mile track in July by making the Dash but ended up settling for a 14th-place finish in the Feature.

Returning to the Pennsylvania track, with another Pennsylvania race weekend following it, means Marks and his team get to spend time home and at their own shop. Time to relax after two months on the road.

“It’ll be nice to see my family and be at my home and sleep in my own bed,” Marks said. “I’m excited to get back. I don’t get the opportunity to fly home very often, especially when we’re out West. It’ll be good to get back.”

Being away from the shop for that period of time also makes it hard to make various changes to the car when things aren’t working, he added. And this season things have not always gone the way he’d hoped.

“Our season hasn’t been all that great,” Marks said. “A lot of ups and downs. It’s kind of been a struggle this year. We haven’t been able to pass as may race cars as we did last year. Kind of struggled to get started up front. Sometimes that’s how racing goes.”

Last year he ended the season with three wins, seven top-five finishes, 29 top-10 finishes and 71 laps led. So far, this year, he’s collected six top-fives, 20 top-10s and has led 10 laps. There are still 13 races to go this season, though. And several tracks he’s run well at.

While Marks is focused on ending the 2019 season strong, he’s also already making plans for how he can improve his self-owned team next year.

“Honestly, when you’re running your own team, you have to start thinking about next year right after (Knoxville) Nationals,” he said. “I’ve been working on some stuff I want to change, getting a list together of what I need to order. Unfortunately, it’s not like you can order everything after World Finals and have everything in two weeks. All of the companies get slammed and you have to wait a couple of months to get your stuff. Have to try and get a head of the game there and that’s what we’re going to try and do.”

Withholding the fine details, Marks said there are a few changes he made to the car last winter that didn’t work, and he plans on changing back. He also made some changes to his motors this year, which he said he’s been happy with but there’s one motor he wants to revert to how he had it last year.

“You don’t want to try too much, but you’ve got to try stuff to keep moving forward and getting better,” Marks said. “Sometimes it works, sometimes it don’t. Just keep plugging away and try to do the best we can.”

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. Get tickets and more information.

Friday, Sept. 27, at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

Saturday, Sept. 28, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. for the Commonwealth Clash. Get tickets and more information.

ABOUT THE TRACK
Jacksonville Speedway is a high-banked, 1/4-mile track. The track record is 10.028 sec. set by Aaron Reutzel on April 28, 2019.
Online – JacksonvilleSpeedway.com
Phone – (217) 207-3005

Eldora Speedway is a high-banked, half-mile track. The track record is 12.707 sec. set by Craig Dollansky on April 13, 2002.
Online – EldoraSpeedway.com
Phone – (937) 338-3815

Lernerville Speedway is high-banked, 4/10-mile track. The track record is 12.334 sec. set by Joey Saldana on May 15, 2002.
Online – Lernerville.com
Phone – (724) 353-1511

TICKETS
Tickets can be purchased by going to WorldofOutlaws.com/tix.

1/4, 4/10 and 1/2-MILE WINNERS THIS YEAR
There have been seven races on a 1/4-mile track, so far, this year.
Silver Dollar Speedway: Carson Macedo won on March 15, Brad Sweet on Sept. 6 and Daryn Pittman on Sept. 7
Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway: Donny Schatz won on May 31 and Shane Stewart won on June 1
Fairbury Speedway: Kyle Larson won on June 4
Placerville Speedway: Shane Golonic won on Sept. 11

There have been six races on a 4/10-mille track, so far, this season.
-The Dirt Track at Charlotte: Giovanni Scelzi won on May 24 and Logan Schuchart won on May 25
-Jackson Motorplex: Brad Sweet won on June 27 and June 29, and Carson Macedo won on June 28
-Lernerville Speedway: David Gravel won on July 23

There have been 20 races on a 1/2-mille track, so far, this year.
-Volusia Speedway: Daryn Pittman won on Feb. 8 and 9
-The Dirt Track at Las Vegas: Tim Shaffer won on Feb. 27 and Donny Schatz won on Feb. 28
-Perris Auto Speedway: Aaron Reutzel won on March 30
-Devil’s Bowl Speedway: Logan Schuchart won on April 12
-Eldora Speedway: Donny Schatz won on May 10, July 17 and July 19, and Brad Sweet won on July 18 and July 20
-Williams Grove Speedway: David Gravel won on May 17; Lance Dewease won on May 18; Tim Shaffer won on July 26; and Donny Schatz won on July 27
-Knoxville Raceway: Brian Brown won on June 14; Brad Sweet won on June 15; David Gravel on Aug. 10
-Black Hills Speedway: Carson Macedo won on Aug. 23
-Calistoga Speedway: David Gravel won on Sept. 14

JACKSONVILLE SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2016 – Joey Saldana on May 4
2014 – Christopher Bell on May 7

ELDORA SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2019 – Donny Schatz on May10, Donny Schatz on July 17, Brad Sweet on July 18, Donny Schatz on July 19, Brad Sweet on July 20
2018 – Donny Schatz on May 11, Donny Schatz on May 12, Shane Stewart on July 12, Donny Schatz on July 13, Donny Schatz on July 14, Brent Marks on Sept. 21, Christopher Bell on October 14
2017 – Logan Schuchart on May 12, Donny Schatz on May 13, Kerry Madsen on July 13, Christopher Bell on July 14, Donny Schatz on May 15, Tim Shaffer on Sept. 22
2016 – Kerry Madsen on May 6, Kerry Madsen on May 7, David Gravel on July 14, Daryn Pittman on July 15, Donny Schatz on July 16, Shane Stewart on Sept. 23
2015 – Donny Schatz on May 8, Donny Schatz on May 9, Shane Stewart on July 17, Shane Stewart on July 18, Greg Wilson on Sept. 25
2014 – Shane Stewart on May 2, David Gravel on May 3, Sammy Swindell on July 11, Kerry Madsen on July 12, Joey Saldana on Sept. 19
2013 – Kerry Madsen on May 3, Daryn Pittman on May 4, Kerry Madsen on July 12, Brad Sweet on July 13
2012 – Chad Kemenah on May 4, Sammy Swindell on May 5, Joey Saldana on July 13, Sammy Swindell on July 14
2011 – Joey Saldana on May 8, Tim Shaffer on July 15, Tyler Walker on July 16, Joey Saldana on Sept. 23
2010 – Joey Saldana on May 8, Paul McMahan on May 9, Joey Saldana on July 16, Steve Kinser on July 17, Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 24
2009 – Donny Schatz on May 9, Terry McCarl on July 17, Donny Schatz on July 18, Jason Sides on Sept. 25
2008 – Craig Dollansky on April 11, Donny Schatz on May 31, Joey Saldana on July 11, Daryn Pittman on July 13, Joey Saldana on Sept. 19
2007 – Jason Meyers on April 13, Paul McMahan on June 2, Steve Kinser on July 13, Donny Schatz on July 14, Joey Saldana on Sept. 21
2006 – Sammy Swindell on April 7, Sammy Swindell on April 8, Craig Dollansky on June 3, Craig Dollansky on July 14, Joey Saldana on July 15, Joey Saldana on Aug. 4
2005 – Sammy Swindell on April 8, Steve Kinser on April 9, Sammy Swindell on June 4, Steve Kinser on July 15, Steve Kinser on July 16, Jac Haudenschild on Aug. 5
2004 – Steve Kinser on April 9, Steve Kinser on April 10, Danny Lasoski on June 5, Dale Blaney on July 16, Jason Sides on July 17, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 6
2003 – Donny Schatz on April 18, Sammy Swindell on April 19, Steve Kinser on May 31, Steve Kinser on July 18, Steve Kinser on July 19, Jason Meyers on Aug. 8
2002 – Craig Dollansky on April 13, Steve Kinser on June 1, Daryn Pittman on July 19, Joey Saldana on July 20, Steve Kinser on Aug. 2
2001 – Stevie Smith on April 13, Mark Kinser on April 14, Andy Hillenburg on June 2, Andy Hillenburg on July 20, Mark Kinser on July 21, Steve Kinser on Aug. 3
2000 – Steve Kinser on April 22, Mark Kinser on June 3, Johnny Herrera on July 13, Sammy Swindell in July 14, Dale Blaney on July 15, Tim Shaffer on Aug. 4
1999 – Steve Kinser on April 2, Tim Shaffer on June 5, Mark Kinser on July 15, Greg Hodnett on July 16, Sammy Swindell on July 17, Stevie Smith on Aug. 6
1998 – Joey Saldana on April 10, Sammy Swindell on April 11, Sammy Swindell on June 13, Jac Haudenschild on July 17, Jac Haudenschild on July 18, Jac Haudenschild on Aug. 7
1997 – Sammy Swindell on April 4, Dave Blaney on June 14, Dave Blaney on July 18, Steve Kinser on July 19, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 8
1996 – Sammy Swindell on April 5, Steve Kinser on June 15, Mark Kinser on July 19, Johnny Herrera on July 20, Mark Kinser on Aug. 9
1995 – Dave Blaney on April 14, Jac Haudenschild on April 15, Steve Kinser on June 10, Dave Blaney on Aug. 11
1994 – Jeff Swindell on April 16, Kenny Jacobs on April 17, Kenny Jacobs on June 11, Dave Blaney on Aug. 12
1993 – Dave Blaney on Dave Blaney on April 17, April 18, Dave Blaney on June 11, Steve Kinser on June 12, Dave Blaney on Aug. 13
1992 – Sammy Swindell on April 12
1991 – Doug Wolfgang on April 20, Steve Kinser on June 7, Sammy Swindell on June 8
1990 – Steve Kinser on April 21, Steve Kinser on April 22, Rickey Hood on June 8, Steve Kinser on June 9
1989 – Lee Brewer on April 22, Jeff Swindell on April 23, Bobby Davis, Jr. on June 9, Doug Wolfgang on June 10, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 4, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 5
1988 – Sammy Swindell on April 9, Doug Wolfgang on April 10, Jac Haudenschild on Aug. 26, Steve Kinser on Aug. 27
1987 – Steve Kinser on April 12, Dave Blaney on Aug. 7, Steve Kinser on Aug. 8
1986 – Sammy Swindell on Aug. 7, Kenny Jacobs on Aug. 8, Bobby Allen on Aug. 9
1985 – Doug Wolfgang on April 13, Doug Wolfgang on April 14, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 8, Jac Haudenschild on Aug. 9, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 10
1984 – Sammy Swindell on April 7, Ron Shuman on April 8
1983 – Steve Kinser on May 21, Brad Doty on May 22
1982 – Danny Smith on May 8, Sammy Swindell on May 9, Doug Wolfgang on June 12, Jac Haudenschild on Aug. 4, Ronnie Daniels on Aug. 5, Rick Ferkel on Aug. 6, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 7, Steve Kinser on Oct. 17
1981 – Sammy Swindell on May 16, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 6, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 7, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 8, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 17, Steve Kinser on Oct. 18
1980 – Sammy Swindell on April 13, Steve Kinser on May 3, Steve Kinser on May 4, Steve Kinser on May 24, Steve Kinser on July 5, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 7, Sammy Swindell on Aug.8, Steve Kinser on Aug. 9, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 30, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 31, Steve Kinser on Oct. 19
1979 – Ron Shuman on April 15, Dub May on May 27, Steve Kinser on July 3, Sammy Swindell on July 14, Steve Kinser on Aug. 2, Steve Kinser on Aug. 3, Steve Kinser on Aug. 4, Doug Wolfgang on Sept. 1, Shane Carson on Oct. 21
1978 – Bobby Allen on April 16, Rick Ferkel on April 30, Steve Kinser on May 21, Rick Ferkel on July 3, Randy Ford on Aug. 3, Rick Ferkel on Aug. 4, Rick Ferkel on Aug. 5, Steve Kinser on Sept. 3, Shane Carson on Oct. 29

LERNERVILLE SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2019 – David Gravel on July 23
2018 – Kyle Larson on July 17, Brad Sweet on Sept. 22
2017 – Donny Schatz on July 18, David Gravel on Sept. 23
2016 – David Gravel on July 19, Donny Schatz on Sept. 24
2015 – Dale Blaney on July 21, Cody Darrah on July 21
2014 – Donny Schatz on July 15, Cody Darrah on July 15, Joey Saldana on Sept. 20
2013 – Donny Schatz on July 16, Daryn Pittman on July 16
2012 – Craig Dollansky on July 17, Tony Stewart on July 17, Dale Blaney on Sept. 22
2011 – Dale Blaney on July 19, Tim Shaffer on July 19, Jason Meyers on Sept. 24
2010 – Lance Dewease on July 20, Joey Saldana on July 20, Donny Schatz on Sept. 25
2009 – Danny Lasoski on July 22, Stevie Smith on July 22
2008 – Jason Meyers on May 13, Steve Kinser on July 15
2007 – Steve Kinser on May 15, Donny Schatz on July 17
2006 – Dean Jacobs on May 19; Donny Schatz on July 18
2005 – Steve Kinser on May 21, Tim Shaffer on July 19
2004 – Steve Kinser on May 25, Sammy Swindell on July 20
2003 – Donny Schatz on May 21
2002 – Stevie Smith on May 15, Ed Lynch, Jr., on July 23
2001 – Mark Kinser on July 24, Danny Wood on Sept. 25
2000 – Sammy Swindell on May 16, Sammy Swindell on July 25, Stevie Smith on Sept. 26
1999 – Steve Kinser on May 25, Mark Kinser on July 27
1998 – Fred Rahmer on May 19, Mark Kinser on July 28
1997 – Sammy Swindell on May 20, Mark Kinser on July 29
1996 – Mark Kinser on May 21, Mark Kinser on July 30
1995 – Steve Kinser on May 23, Stevie Smith on Aug. 1
1994 – Steve Kinser on Aug. 2
1993 – Kenny Jacobs on May 25, Jeff Swindell on Aug. 3, Stevie Smith on Sept. 30
1992 – Sammy Swindell on May 20, Sammy Swindell on July 28, Steve Kinser on Sept. 30
1991 – Jeff Swindell on May 22, Bobby Davis, Jr., on July 31, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 14
1990 – Sammy Swindell on May 23, Steve Kinser on Aug. 1, Bobby Davis, Jr., on Oct. 8
1989 – Dave Blaney on May 24, Tim Green on July 31, Dave Blaney on Oct. 11
1988 – Dave Blaney on May 25, Sammy Swindell on July 27
1987 – Steve Kinser on May 20, Steve Kinser on July 29
1986 – Doug Wolfgang on May 21, Steve Kinser on July 30
1985 – Steve Kinser on May 22, Sammy Swindell on July 31
1984 – Sammy Swindell on June 8, Brad Doty on July 31, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 9
1983 – Sammy Swindell on June 10, Sammy Swindell on June 11, Steve Kinser on Aug. 2, Bobby Davis, Jr., on Aug. 3
1982 – Steve Kinser on May 26, Rick Ferkel on Oct. 12
1981 – Steve Kinser on June 4, Sammy Swindell on Sept. 1
1980 – Doug Wolfgang on May 14, Rick Ferkel on July 16
1979 – Steve Kinser on Aug. 29

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DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Brent Marks – @bmracing19
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
Ian Madsen – @IanMadsen
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Shane Stewart – @shanestewart_5
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5, will return to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. for the Champion Racing Oil National Open. Get tickets and more information.

2019 STATS
There have been 61 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (17 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 15
2– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 9
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 8
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 7
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
6 – Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
7 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (43 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 23
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 19
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 19
3 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 17
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 14
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 14
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 13
6 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 10
7 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 7
8 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 6
9 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 5
10 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 4
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 4
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 4
11 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 3
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 3
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 3
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 3
12 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
13 – Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1
– Willie Croft, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Tony Stewart, Columbus, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Montieth, Phoenixville, Pa. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Justin Sanders, Watsonville, Calif. – 1
– Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, Wash. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (23 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 9
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 7
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 5
4 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
5 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Jeff Swindell, Memphis, Tenn. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, Wash. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (32 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 3
2 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
3 – Cale Conley, Vienna, W.Va. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– T.J. Stutts, Liverpool, Pa. – 1
– Cory Haas, York, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Russel Borland, Kewaskum, Wis. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Australia – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (13 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia
– Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Lee Jacobs, Dalton, Ohio – 1
– Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (2 different drivers)
1 – Justin Peck, Monrovia, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (29 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 29
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 27
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 25
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 22
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 15
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 8
7 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 6
8 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 5
9 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
10 – Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 3
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 3
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 3
11 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 2
12 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Jason Solwold, Burlington, Wash. – 1
– Justin Sanders, Watsonville, Calif. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (27 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
2 – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 5
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 5
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 4
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
4 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Pa. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– Dominic Scelzi – Fresno, Calif. – 3
5 – Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 2
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 2
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
6 – Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Derek Hagar, Marion, Ark. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (25 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 373
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 248
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 241
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 213
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 130
6– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 100
7 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 96
8 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 62
9 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 55
10 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 53
11 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 52
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 52
12 – Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 48
13 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 41
14 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 37
15 – Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 34
16 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 31
17 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 25
18 – Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 22
19 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 19
20 – Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 16
21 – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 10
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 10
22 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 6
23 – Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 2
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 2

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (19 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 17
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 9
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 4
5 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
7 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Sye Lynch, Apollo, Pa. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1

FASTEST IN PRACTICE (20 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of times fastest
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 10*
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 9*
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
3 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 6
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4*
5 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 3
6 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2*
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
7 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, Pa. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
*A fastest time came during a second set of Hot Laps

2019 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (2)
3. Sunday, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park/ Baberville, Fla. / Rainout-Canceled
4. Friday, Feb. 22 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
5. Saturday, Feb. 23 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
6. Wednesday, Feb. 27 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Tim Shaffer (1)
7. Thursday, Feb. 28 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (1)
8. Friday, March 8 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
9. Saturday, March 9 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Ian Madsen (1)
10. Friday, March 15 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Carson Macedo (1)
11. Saturday, March 16 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Logan Schuchart (1)
12. Friday, March 22 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
13. Saturday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Rainout-Rescheduled for Sept. 11
14. Friday, March 29 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
15. Saturday, March 30 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Aaron Reutzel (1)
16. Friday, April 5 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (1)
17. Saturday, April 6 / Arizona Speedway / Queen Creek, Ariz. / David Gravel (2)
18. Friday, April 12 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Logan Schuchart (2)
19. Saturday, April 13 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
20. Friday, April 26 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, Mo. / Brad Sweet (2)
21. Saturday, April 27 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway / Pevely, Mo. / Rainout-Canceled
22. Sunday, April 28 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Sept. 25
23. Friday, May 3 / Riverside International Speedway / West Memphis, Ark. / Rainout-Canceled
24. Saturday, May 4 / Tri-State International Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Oct. 13
25. Friday, May 10 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (2)
26. Saturday, May 11 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Postponed-Rescheduled for July 17
27. Wednesday, May 15 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Lance Dewease (1)
28. Friday, May 17 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / David Gravel (3)
29. Saturday, May 18 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (2)
30. Sunday, May 19 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / Rainout-Canceled
31. Tuesday, May 21 / Bridgeport Speedway / Bridgeport, NJ / Danny Dietrich (1)
32. Friday, May 24 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
33. Saturday, May 25 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Logan Schuchart (3)
34. Monday, May 27 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Kyle Larson (1)
35. Friday, May 31 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Donny Schatz (3)
36. Saturday, June 1 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Shane Stewart (1)
37. Tuesday, June 4 / Fairbury Speedway / Fairbury, Ill. / Kyle Larson (2)
38. Friday, June 7 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Logan Schuchart (4)
39. Saturday, June 8 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, Minn. / Brad Sweet (3)
40. Friday, June 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brian Brown (1)
41. Saturday, June 15 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brad Sweet (4)
42. Saturday, June 22 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Brad Sweet (5)
43. Sunday, June 23 / Dubuque Speedway / Dubuque, Iowa / Rainout-Canceled
44. Thursday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Brad Sweet (6)
45. Friday, June 28 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Carson Macedo (2)
46. Saturday, June 29 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Brad Sweet (7)
47. Wednesday, July 3 / Brown County Speedway, Aberdeen, S.D. / Brad Sweet (8)
48. Saturday, July 6 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
49. Saturday, July 6 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Brad Sweet (9)
50. Friday, July 12 / Hartford Speedway / Hartford, Mich. / David Gravel (4)
51. Saturday, July 13 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, Wis. / Donny Schatz (4)
52. Wednesday, July 17 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (5)
53.Thursday, July 18 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Brad Sweet (10)
54. Friday, July 19 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (6)
55. Saturday, July 20 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Brad Sweet (11) – Kings Royal
56. Tuesday, July 23 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / David Gravel (5)
57. Friday, July 26 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Tim Shaffer (2)
58. Saturday, July 27 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Donny Schatz (7)
59. Friday, Aug. 2 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Brad Sweet (12)
60. Saturday, Aug. 3 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
61. Wednesday, Aug. 7 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Trey Starks (Prelim)
62. Thursday, Aug. 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / David Gravel (Prelim)
63. Friday, Aug. 9 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Kerry Madsen (Prelim)
64. Saturday, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / David Gravel (6) – Knoxville Nationals
65. Friday, Aug. 16 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (8)
66. Saturday, Aug. 17 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, N.D. / Rainout-Canceled
67. Friday, Aug. 23 / Black Hills Speedway / Rapid City, S.D. / Carson Macedo (3)
68. Saturday, Aug. 24 / Big Sky Speedway / Billings, Mont. / David Gravel (7)
69. Friday, Aug. 30 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Logan Schuchart (5)
70. Saturday, Aug. 31 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Logan Schuchart (6)
71. Monday, Sept. 2 / Grays Harbor Raceway / Elma, Wash. / Daryn Pittman (3)
72. Wednesday, Sept. 4 / Willamette Speedway / Lebanon, Ore. / Brad Sweet (13)
73. Friday, Sept. 6 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Brad Sweet (14)
74. Saturday, Sept. 7 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (4)
75. Wednesday, Sept. 11 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Shane Golobic (1)
76. Friday, Sept. 13 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Logan Schuchart (7)
77. Saturday, Sept. 14 / Calistoga Speedway / Calistoga, Calif. / David Gravel (8)
78. Friday, Sept. 20 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, Kan. / Donny Schatz (9)
79. Saturday, Sept. 21 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, Kan. / Brad Sweet (15)

 

 

Florida’s Family Owned Bozard Ford Becomes Presenting Sponsor of DIRTcar Nationals

DeLeon Springs, FL — Sept. 24, 2019 — Bozard Ford has been a Florida family tradition for 70 years, and now they’ll become sponsor of the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard Feb. 4-15, 2020, at Volusia Speedway Park.

A family owned and operated dealership based in St. Augustine since 1949, Bozard Ford has received numerous awards for quality and customer service, making it a perfect partner for the DIRTcar Nationals, which is one of racing’s most fan-friendly events each season with free fan pit passes available each night to see the competitors up close.

“Being part of the community is extremely important to us at Bozard Ford, and we’ve seen how popular and successful our partnerships in motorsports have been,” said Bozard’s Vice President, Letti Bozard. “DIRTcar Nationals is an incredible event, the biggest dirt race in the Southeast. We can’t wait to get involved and help spread the excitement throughout the region and beyond.”

“As much as Bozard Ford is a key partner in its Florida communities, it has also become a significant part of the racing community, and we’re excited for our fans at the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Bozard to learn more about why they’re such an outstanding organization,” DIRTcar Racing CMO Ben Geisler said. “When it’s February, we know many of our fans travel to Florida and we encourage them to check out Bozard Ford’s beautiful dealership in St. Augustine as they head toward Volusia.”

In addition to working with DIRTcar Racing, Bozard Ford also sponsors several teams across the country, including Blake Spencer and Chase Junghans on the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series.

Visit Bozard Ford at BozardFord.com, and reserve seats for the DIRTcar Nationals at DIRTcarNationals.com.

 

 

 

SHOWDOWN JACKPOT: Brad Sweet wins Dodge City doubleheader finale
Sweets gets his 49th career World of Outlaws win in the No. 49 Kasey Kahne Racing car

DODGE CITY, KS – Sept. 21, 2019 – Brad Sweet eyed redemption Saturday night at Dodge City Raceway Park.

After losing 18 points to championship contender Donny Schatz during the first round of the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown doubleheader at the raceway Friday night, Sweet looked to be dealt a new hand in round two.

He got it and played it, leading all 31 laps – due to a green-white-checkered – to claim his first Dodge City Raceway Park victory, his 15th World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win of the season and the $12,000-to-win pot.

“This hasn’t been my best track, so to get a win here I think is one of those things where we have to take the positive here and just move on to the next one and keep focused on what we’re doing here,” Sweet said. “Sometimes it seems like we’re getting a little off track or getting a little confused and trying things and we just need to stick to what we know and finish the year as strong as possible.”

The biggest turning point of the night for him was his Drydene Heat race performance. Sweet had qualified 12th – worse than his 10th-place qualifying run Friday night. That placed the Kasey Kahne Racing driver fourth in his Heat race. However, on the start, “The Big Cat” was ready to pounce. He sprinted by the third and second-place car on the first lap and held on to second, racing his way into the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

The Dash draw – with the pole position and the sixth-place starting position still available – came down to Schatz and Sweet. Schatz drew the number six, leaving the pole for the Californian.

Sweet went on to win the Dash, while Schatz, who won Friday night’s race, put on a show behind him. With the help of a few slide jobs, Schatz raced his way to third, lining himself up directly behind Sweet for the 30-lap Feature.

When the green flag hit the air Sweet sprinted to the lead over second-place Ian Madsen. Schatz couldn’t keep up. He found himself in a duel with Sheldon Haudenschild for third-place. The young Ohio-native stole the position from Schatz on the first lap. The reigning champion threw a slide job at Haudenschild into turn one the next lap to take the spot back, but Haudenschild powered back by him down the backstretch.

Sweet hit lap traffic by Lap 6. Most of the slower cars ran low allowing Sweet to hold his line up high and cruise by them. Others blocked his line, forcing him to either slow his entry to not hit them or choose an alternative route around them.

The traffic allowed Madsen to close on Sweet, but also slowed him at times, too.

On Lap 9 the No. 91 of Jeff Stasa blocked Haudenschild’s run into turn two, forcing him to hit the brakes. While the NOS Energy Drink No. 17 slowed, Schatz stayed in the throttle and darted by Haudenschild to reclaim third.

Along with the slower cars, drivers also had to battle the high winds racing around the track.

“The car just does two completely different things at both ends here,” Sweet said. “Driving into the wind you feel like you have tons of down force and the car lays left and when you’re going away from the wind the car wants to pick up and do some crazy stuff. It was definitely good to be out front. Clean air was definitely a bonus tonight.”

The first caution of the night came out on Lap 17 for the No. 9x of Jake Bubak blowing a right rear tire and coming to a stop in turn two. Sweet now had Madsen – hungry for a win with his last one coming in March – at his rear bumper.

However, the NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 car was strong on restarts. Sweet hammered the throttle, blasting through the tunnel of wind, and shot back to a straightaway lead over the Australian driver.

When Sweet hit lap traffic again Madsen and Schatz closed the gap. But once Sweet was back in clean air, he continued to distance himself from the Aspen Air No. 18 of Ian Madsen and Toco Warranty No. 15 of Schatz.

On the final lap of the race, with the victory in sight, red lights flashed around the raceway. Dominic Scelzi flipped in turn three, bringing out the red flag. Madsen had another shot at the win.

The pressure didn’t get to Sweet, though. He said he kept his composure and continued to run his race.

“I think I did a pretty good job at it,” Sweet said.

He did. When the green flag flew for the final time, Sweet gapped Madsen by about three car lengths and drove off with the win. Madsen had to settle for second and Schatz third.

Madsen admitted he knew he didn’t have anything for Sweet on the final restart. He could catch him in lap traffic but once Sweet was in clean air it was tough to close in.

“It’s really tough out here to beat anyone in clean air,” Madsen said. “But it’s an awesome result for us tonight, to get up on the podium. We’ve had some bad luck lately. It’s great to be back up here.”

Schatz also stated he felt like he had a chance to catch Madsen and Sweet in traffic, but every time he got close the caution came out.

“That’s the way it goes,” he said. “That’s racing. You’ve got to be consistent on the days you can’t win and today is one of them days.”

Sweet’s win helped him gain six points on Schatz in the championship standings. With 13 races left this season, Schatz now leads Sweet by 22 points.

The victory also saw another big achievement for Sweet. He won his 49th career World of Outlaws victory driving the No. 49 Kasey Kahne Racing car.

“It’s actually really cool,” Sweet said. “I never would have imagined that I would get close to fifty World of Outlaws wins, so it’s a milestone to be proud of for myself, for Kasey giving me the opportunity to be on the Outlaw tour for six years with his team.

“I’ve had a lot of crew chiefs and a lot of ups and downs through it all, so to be having this season is what we all strive for and what we knew we were able to accomplish. So, it’s nice to get those stats. Hopefully it’s just one of the many milestones that will pass through in my career.”

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Wednesday, Sept. 25, will be at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. Get tickets and more information.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (31 Laps due to green-white-checkered finish) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$12,000]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [2][$5,700]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$3,500]; 4. 41-David Gravel [5][$3,000]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4][$2,600]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$2,400]; 7. 5-Shane Stewart [6][$2,300]; 8. 2-Carson Macedo [7][$2,200]; 9. 19-Brent Marks [11][$2,150]; 10. 83-Daryn Pittman [8][$2,100]; 11. 2C-Wayne Johnson [14][$1,600]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [15][$1,350]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [18][$1,300]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [13][$1,200]; 15. 1X-Don Droud [19][$1,100]; 16. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [9][$1,000]; 17. 91-Jeff Stasa [17][$900]; 18. 9X-Jake Bubak [12][$850]; 19. O-Steven Richardson [16][$800]; 20. 10C-Jeremy Campbell [21][$800]; 21. 72-Ray Seemann [22][$800]; 22. 33M-Mason Daniel [20][$800]; 23. 88-Mike Woodruff [24][$800]; 24. 10-Jordan Knight [23][$800]; 25. 11-Tyler Knight [25][$800]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-31; KSE Hard Charger Award: 11K-Kraig Kinser[+5]

Qualifying – 1. 41-David Gravel, 12.706; 2. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.778; 3. 5-Shane Stewart, 12.832; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.866; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.877; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.887; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.9; 8. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.909; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.939; 10. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.964; 11. 33M-Mason Daniel, 12.968; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.978; 13. O-Steven Richardson, 13.023; 14. 19-Brent Marks, 13.043; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.061; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.103; 17. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.143; 18. 9X-Jake Bubak, 13.429; 19. 1X-Don Droud, 13.815; 20. 91-Jeff Stasa, 13.875; 21. 10C-Jeremy Campbell, 14.089; 22. 72-Ray Seemann, 14.43; 23. 10-Jordan Knight, 14.001; 24. 88-Mike Woodruff, 14.01; 25. 11-Tyler Knight, 14.494

 

 

BOOT HILL OUTLAW: Donny Schatz outguns field at Dodge City Raceway Park
Schatz dominates the first night of the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown, winning his fifth race at the raceway

DODGE CITY, KS – Sept. 20, 2019 – The crowd of thousands hushed. Only the relentless wind was brave enough to make a sound. Anxiety and impatience brewed in people’s chest as they watched the field of Outlaws pace their steps before hammering the trigger, hoping to be the fastest to fire first.

Leading the field at Dodge City Raceway Park Friday night was 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz with Knoxville Nationals winner David Gravel to his outside. Both eyed another win for their team. Both looked to be the best in Kansas. And both were determined to take the lead on the start.

The green flag flew, and the showdown was on. Schatz hit the trigger first, launching to the lead. But Gravel fired back.

He dove to the bottom of turns three and four under Schatz and outgunned him for the lead down the front stretch. The reigning champion was loaded for another attack, though.

Gravel slid off the bottom on the exit of turn two, holding his car sideways onto the backstretch. With a clean run around the bottom of the track, Schatz fired back to the lead and went on to win the first night of the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown weekend doubleheader. It was his ninth win of the season and second win in-a-row at the raceway – fifth overall.

“Hats off to my guys,” Schatz said. “They’re hitting on all cylinders. They always have. Sometimes the drivers falter and that’d be me. Tonight, we didn’t have any of them faults.”

Schatz started the night strong by qualifying fourth, while Gravel picked up his 16th Quick Time of the year. The two drivers then had their first front row battle of the night during the first Drydene Heat race. Schatz got the jump on the outside of Gravel at the start and drove away with the win.

Shortly after, the duo found themselves on the front row together again during the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash. Schatz started on the bottom with Gravel up top. Gravel got the jump this time. The Connecticut-native charged to the lead, but Schatz methodically ran him down and passed him for the win.

The 25-lap Feature placed Schatz and Gravel back on the front row for the start. After their one lap duel around the 3/8-mile track for the lead, Schatz pulled away from Gravel to about a straightaway lead.

“When they threw the green, I thought it was going to take a while for it (the bottom of the track) to go away,” Schatz said. “I think as you’ve seen what happened with David when he went down in there, we were able to get back by him right away. It went away real quick. I didn’t expect it to do that, either. I like it when it does that.”

Schatz reached lap traffic by Lap 6, but was able to pass every slower car with ease. However, nearing the end of the race, the pack of lap cars grew. They raced each other side by side, sometimes going three-wide. Schatz no longer had an easy passage by. There was now hope for Gravel, who began reeling in Schatz.

Before Gravel could take another shot at the North Dakota-native, the caution came out for Mike Woodruff stopping in turn two. While it put him on Schatz’s bumper for the restart, Schatz was rewarded with clean air again.

“Clean air was going to win there,” Gravel said. “Wish I could have had the lead there on the first lap, I thought we would have had a good chance to win there. Sucks to come up second. We had a shot. Lap traffic was my only shot.”

Once the race restarted Schatz launched back to the lead and cruised to his 292nd career Series victory, with Gravel second and Logan Schuchart third. He also increased his points lead over Brad Sweet, who finished ninth after struggling to find his way forward. Schatz now leads Sweet by 28 points.

“It’s not the year you’ve had when you’ve won 20 plus a year, but, hey, it’s a very competitive deal at the moment,” Schatz said. “I mean, look at all of the cars that have run good. We’re in a position to try and run for a championship and that’s all you can ask for when you start the year.”

He and the rest of the field will again be gunning for the win in the final day of the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday.

UP COMING:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Saturday, Sept. 21, will return to Dodge City Raceway Park for the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$8,000]; 2. 41-David Gravel [2][$4,000]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$2,500]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [4][$2,200]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5][$2,100]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [9][$2,000]; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman [10][$1,800]; 8. 2-Carson Macedo [8][$1,600]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$1,500]; 10. 5-Shane Stewart [13][$1,300]; 11. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [16][$1,200]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [11][$1,100]; 13. 9X-Jake Bubak [12][$1,000]; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen [17][$700]; 15. 33M-Mason Daniel [6][$600]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [15][$600]; 17. O-Steven Richardson [21][$600]; 18. 91-Jeff Stasa [22][$600]; 19. 10C-Jeremy Campbell [18][$600]; 20. 1X-Don Droud [20][$600]; 21. 72-Ray Seemann [19][$600]; 22. 2C-Wayne Johnson [14][$600]; 23. 88-Mike Woodruff [23][$600]; 24. 10-Jordan Knight [24][$600]; 25. 11-Tyler Knight [25][$600]; Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1, Donny Schatz 2-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 41S-Dominic Scelzi[+5]

Qualifying – 1. 41-David Gravel, 12.164; 2. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.209; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.252; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.278; 5. 33M-Mason Daniel, 12.286; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.352; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.363; 8. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.379; 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.38; 10. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.398; 11. 19-Brent Marks, 12.412; 12. O-Steven Richardson, 12.424; 13. 5-Shane Stewart, 12.442; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.507; 15. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.52; 16. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.538; 17. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.55; 18. 9X-Jake Bubak, 12.665; 19. 91-Jeff Stasa, 13.266; 20. 1X-Don Droud, 13.413; 21. 10C-Jeremy Campbell, 13.579; 22. 72-Ray Seemann, 14.009; 23. 88-Mike Woodruff, 13.38; 24. 10-Jordan Knight, 13.679; 25. 11-Tyler Knight, 14.016

 

 

AT A GLANCE: Daryn Pittman looks to take new focus into Dodge City doubleheader
Pittman has relinquished crew chief duties to Roth Motorsports crew member Brent Ventura with positive results

DODGE CITY, KS – Sept. 17, 2019 – Twenty-three-year-old Brent Ventura became one of the youngest crew chiefs in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series a couple of weeks ago, again.

Ventura worked as a mechanic on the Roth Enterprises No. 83 since the beginning of the year, while Pittman took on the duties of setting up the car. But with the team not winning since Volusia Speedway Park in February, Pittman made the move to focus on driving and in trusted the crew chief role to Ventura.

Since making the change the Roth Motorsports team has won twice – including the prestigious Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway. Now they head to Dodge City Raceway Park for this weekend’s World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Boot Hill Showdown – just a few hours from where Pittman grew up in Oklahoma.

“We started off really good and then we hit a dry spell,” Ventura said about the team’s season. “We just all talked about it a couple of weeks ago. Daryn just said he needed to focus on driving more. I felt like I had worked with him long enough to know what he liked and didn’t like. Seemed like we’ve got mostly back on track. We won twice last week. Seems to be going pretty well right now.”

Pittman won the two season opening races in Florida and the DIRTcar Nationals – Roth Motorsports’ first DIRTcar Nationals win – and led the points for the first quarter of the season. Then his season turned into a roller coaster of good and bad finishes. Eventually a change was needed.

“There always comes a point where you start focusing on, what’s our team’s plan moving forward as far as next year and the team is already looking at what the options are for next season, you know, whether or not I’m going to be here or who’s going to be working on it,” Pittman said. “Obviously, nobody was happy with our performance we had, had. Obviously, not winning since February. It was time to make some changes and see how they worked out. At least now we can try them and if it didn’t work everyone had time to make plans moving forward, as far as if they need to get a different driver or need to bring in somebody else as a crew chief or what.

“You know, that really wasn’t our goal. We wanted to make this work with the people we have. We’re happy with the people that are here. We just need our results to get better. So far, we’re going in the right direction. I don’t know if we’re exactly where we need to be safely to give it another shot for next season, but like I said, either way, at least we’ve been able to get a couple wins. We’re just trying to finish the season as strong as we can, so we have a direction for next season.”

Ventura worked as Cory Eliason’s crew with Roth Motorsports for the final stretch of the 2018 season – getting a win at Calistoga Speedway. When Pittman was hired to drive the No. 83 car full-time this year, he wanted to handle setting up the car. That put Ventura in the mechanic role, which he was happy to do.

“I’m only 23 years old, so to be a crew chief on the World of Outlaws, you know, I was probably going to need some help to get started at least,” he said. “I was perfectly fine with that. I learned a lot. When we had that conversation that Daryn was going to step back, as far as setting the car up, I felt like I had learned quite a bit. Just kind of went from there.”

Getting the two wins has helped relieve some pressure from the team, he said. It showed them they hadn’t lost anything. They just needed a change to get going again.

On race days, instead of the 41-year-old veteran telling Ventura what set up he wants in the car, Ventura gives him the plan for the evening and the two work on it throughout the night. Also, when Pittman watched videos to prepare for a race, he said he would always focus on what set up cars were using. Now he focuses more on what happens on restarts and the lines drivers use.

Being able to mainly focus on driving has helped change his mentality on race day, too.

“I’m just a lot more relaxed I think when I show up,” Pittman said. “There’s just a lot more off my plate as far as what I need to be thinking about. I don’t know if that’s everything, but it’s relaxed me a lot and maybe it’s helped in why we’ve won and maybe Brent has just done a better job of giving me a car capable of winning, more so than what I was able to do. I don’t know if it is just one thing or if it’s just working out better for both of us right now.

“I’ve been enjoying it a lot more. Our performance has definitely improved I feel like. There’re some nights we’d definitely like to be a little bit better. The wins have been what we’ve been missing. Hopefully we’re not done, and we can get a least another or several more hopefully before the year is done.”

Pittman and Ventura are looking to continue their strong West Coast swing into one of Pittman’s best tracks: Dodge City Raceway Park.

On Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21, the Series will return to the Kansas track with $20,000 on the line between the two days.

Pittman has four World of Outlaws wins at the 3/8-mile track and finished third last year.

“There’s no guarantees, but we’re excited to see how it shapes out,” Pittman said. “Dodge City is a place I always had good success. I definitely think there’s a lot of good racetracks coming up that we can easily try to contend for more wins.”

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21 at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. for the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

ABOUT THE TRACK
Dodge City Raceway Park is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile track. The track record is 11.759 sec. set by Ian Madsen on Oct. 20, 2018.
Online – DodgeCityRaceway.com
Phone – (620) 225-8299

TICKETS
Tickets can be purchased by going to WorldofOutlaws.com/tix. Kids 11 and under get in FREE!

3/8-MILE WINNERS THIS YEAR
There have been 11 races on a 3/8-mile track, so far, this year.
Stockton Dirt Track: Logan Schuchart won on March 16 and Sept. 13
Keller Auto Speedway: David Gravel won on March 29
USA Raceway: Brad Sweet won on April 5
Lincoln Speedway: Lance Dewease won on May 15
Lawrenceburg Speedway: Kyle Larson won on May 27
Granite City Speedway: Brad Sweet won on June 8
Cedar Lake Speedway: Sheldon Haudenschild and Brad Sweet won on July 6
Hartford Speedway: David Gravel won on July 12
Big Sky Speedway: David Gravel won on Aug. 24
Grays Harbor Raceway: Daryn Pittman won on Sept. 2

DODGE CITY RACEWAY PARK PREVIOUS WINNERS
2018 – Donny Schatz on October 20
2015 – Jason Sides on July 3, Donny Schatz on July 4
2014 – Daryn Pittman on July 4, Daryn Pittman on July 5
2013 – Donny Schatz on July 5, Daryn Pittman on July 6
2012 – Steve Kinser on June 22, Kraig Kinser on June 23
2011 – Craig Dollansky on July 1, Jason Sides on July 2
2010 – Sammy Swindell on June 12, Joey Saldana on June 14
2009 – Joey Saldana on June 12, Joey Saldana on June 13
2008 – Joey Saldana on June 20, Donny Schatz on June 21
2007 – Jason Meyers on June 22, Daryn Pittman on June 23
2006 – Joey Saldana on July 1
2005 – Danny Lasoski on Oct. 8
2004 – Steve Kinser on June 22

ON THE INTERNET
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
Twitter – Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – Instagram.com/WoOSprint – @woosprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws
YouTube – YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – Dirtvision.com – Get your Fast Pass to watch all races LIVE for only $39/month
Twitter – Twitter.com/DIRTVision – @DIRTVision
Facebook – Facebook.com/WatchDIRTVision

DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Brent Marks – @bmracing19
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
Ian Madsen – @IanMadsen
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Shane Stewart – @shanestewart_5
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Wednesday, Sept. 25, will be at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. Get tickets and more information.

Following that on Friday, Sept. 27, the Series will return to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for the Befour the Crowns Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

Then on Saturday, Sept. 28, the Series will return to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. for the Commonwealth Clash. Get tickets and more information.

2019 STATS
There have been 59 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (17 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 14
2– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 8
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 8
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 7
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
6 – Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
7 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (43 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 22
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 19
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 18
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 17
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 13
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 13
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 12
7– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 9
8 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 7
9 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 6
10 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 5
11 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 4
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 4
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 4
12 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 3
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 3
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 3
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 3
13 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
14 – Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1
– Willie Croft, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Tony Stewart, Columbus, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Montieth, Phoenixville, Pa. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Justin Sanders, Watsonville, Calif. – 1
– Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, Wash. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (23 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 8
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 6
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 5
4 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
5 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Jeff Swindell, Memphis, Tenn. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, Wash. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (32 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 3
2 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
3 – Cale Conley, Vienna, W.Va. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– T.J. Stutts, Liverpool, Pa. – 1
– Cory Haas, York, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Russel Borland, Kewaskum, Wis. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Australia – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (13 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia
– Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Lee Jacobs, Dalton, Ohio – 1
– Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (2 different drivers)
1 – Justin Peck, Monrovia, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (29 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 27
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 26
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 24
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 21
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 15
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 8
7 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 6
8 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
9 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
10 – Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 3
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 3
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 3
11 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 2
12 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Jason Solwold, Burlington, Wash. – 1
– Justin Sanders, Watsonville, Calif. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (27 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
2 – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 5
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 4
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 4
4 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Pa. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
5 – Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 2
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 2
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
– Dominic Scelzi – Fresno, Calif. – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
6 – Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Derek Hagar, Marion, Ark. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (25 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 342
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 240
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 224
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 213
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 130
6– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 100
7 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 96
8 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 62
9 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 55
10 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 53
11 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 52
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 52
12 – Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 48
13 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 41
14 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 37
15 – Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 34
16 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 31
17 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 25
18 – Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 22
19 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 19
20 – Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 16
21 – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 10
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 10
22 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 6
23 – Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 2
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 2

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (19 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 15
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 9
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 4
5 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
7 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Sye Lynch, Apollo, Pa. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1

FASTEST IN PRACTICE (20 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of times fastest
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 10*
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 8*
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
3 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 6
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4*
5 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 3
6 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2*
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 2
7 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, Pa. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
*A fastest time came during a second set of Hot Laps

 

 

CALI CRUISING: David Gravel dominates at Calistoga Speedway
Gravel, Jason Johnson Racing earn eighth win of the season at West Coast swing finale

CALISTOGA, CA – Sept. 14, 2019 – David Gravel wants his win total with Jason Johnson Racing to be in the double digits by the end of the season.

He came one step closer to achieving his objective Saturday night at Calistoga Speedway by winning the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown – his eighth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

“Feels good to get another win,” Gravel said. “I feel like we could have won last night (at Stockton Dirt Track). To let that slip away, it feels good to get a win.”

Gravel dominated the night, but Californian Brad Sweet, looking to close the points gap between he and points leader Donny Schatz, almost crushed the Watertown, Conn.-native’s dreams.

The two drivers started the night in polar opposite scenarios. Sweet qualified 17th out of 22 cars. Gravel set Quick Time for the 15th time this season and set a new track for Calistoga Speedway with a time of 15.672 sec.

Both drivers went on to finished second in their Drydene Heat race. However, Gravel fell from first to second and Sweet charged from sixth to second. Their performance put them both in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, which Gravel drew the pole for and then went on to win.

At the start of the 25-lap Feature, Gravel launched to the lead and Sweet – who started third – took second from Logan Schuchart. Riding the high line of the half-mile track, Gravel gapped Sweet by close to half a track.

On Lap five that changed. Gravel had to wait on the throttle for the slower car of Stephan Ingraham blocking his line, killing his momentum. That allowed Sweet to cut Gravel’s lead in half. After they crossed the line for Lap seven, Sweet threw a slide job at Gravel going into turn one. He rocketed underneath the Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 41 car and put his NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 car in the lead by turn two.

“I got to the 93 car (of Ingraham) at a bad spot and tried to slid him, it was a dumb mistake on my part,” Gravel said. “I deserved to lose the lead there. Racing all of these races, you should know better than that.”

Gravel was able to still exit the corner better than Sweet, though. He hammered the throttle off the turn with the confidence his rear tires would hold on to every inch of the clay surface. They did and he powered back by Sweet going into turn three.

However, Gravel got out of shape on corner entrance, slowing his pace. Sweet was directly behind him and also had to slow to avoid running into Gravel. Before Sweet could attempt a run underneath him on the exit of turn four, a caution came out for Shane Stewart slowing on track.

The next segment of the race after the restart was déjà vu of the first. Gravel launched back to the lead with Sweet behind him, unable to close in. Less than 10 laps later Gravel found himself back on Ingraham’s bumper. Back to having to slow his momentum. And back to having to worry about Sweet breathing down his neck.

Before Sweet could strike again, another caution came out. This time for Chase Johnson having motor issues that resulted in a burst of flames underneath his car, which extinguished by the time he stopped the car.

“It’s one of those things, man, it’s part of dirt track racing, you’ve got to be good in lap traffic and luckily we were,” Gravel said.

Lined up single file for the restart with eight laps to go, Gravel bested Sweet and third-place Schuchart on the start pulling away by several car lengths before the flag stand. With clean air in front of him and no lap traffic to deal with, Gravel put the cap on his dominating night by leading all 25 laps and winning his first career race at Calistoga Speedway.

Sweet had to settle for second but accepted the finish as it allowed him to gain points on Schatz – who finished fourth, after a charge from seventh. Sweet is now 10 points behind Schatz.

“The cautions just kind of came at the wrong time for us,” Sweet said. “He would get out front with clean air and we could stay a half straightaway behind. You needed lap traffic to break his pace… We’ll take it after our qualifying effort. It’s a good rebound for our NAPA Auto Parts car. We’ve got a big picture going on here.”

While Gravel sits third in points, more than 100 points behind Schatz, the big picture for he and his Jason Johnson Racing team is to keep winning. Their eighth win – tying Schatz for the second most wins this season – at Calistoga Speedway was a confidence booster to make that happen.

“It means a lot,” said Philip Dietz, Gravel’s crew chief. “Lately I feel like we’ve been struggling a bit on these tracks out here in California. I feel like they’re a little bit different than a lot of places we go. Calistoga, I feel is more comparative to places we’ve had success at this year, like the Grove and Knoxville. We were kind of able to keep our car pretty similar to what we’ve done there and had success with. Just made for a much easier night.”

With the West Coast swing finished and the World of Outlaws tour heading to the Midwest and East Coast, Gravel and his team have their eye on more dominating performances.

“It’s been an awesome year,” Gravel said. “Hopefully we can keep this thing going. I really want to get to double digit wins. Hopefully we get there and keep this thing going.”

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21, will be at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. for the Outlaws Boot Hill Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [1][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$2,800]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [5][$2,500]; 6. 83-Daryn Pittman [11][$2,300]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [8][$2,200]; 8. 24-Rico Abreu [4][$2,100]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15][$2,050]; 10. 17W-Shane Golobic [10][$2,000]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [6][$1,500]; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [13][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Tim Kaeding [9][$1,100]; 14. 19-Brent Marks [12][$1,050]; 15. 7H-Jojo Helberg [19][$1,000]; 16. O-Bud Kaeding [18][$900]; 17. 7-Jason Sides [16][$800]; 18. 68-Chase Johnson [14][$800]; 19. 93-Stephan Ingraham [21][$800]; 20. 5-Shane Stewart [17][$800]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [20][$800]; 22. 7Y-Geoff Ensign [22][$800]; Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 11K-Kraig Kinser[+6]

Qualifying – 1. 41-David Gravel, 15.672; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 15.94; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.996; 4. 2-Carson Macedo, 16.006; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.008; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 16.045; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.102; 8. 5-Shane Stewart, 16.158; 9. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 16.185; 10. 7-Jason Sides, 16.222; 11. 83-Daryn Pittman, 16.226; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.229; 13. 17W-Shane Golobic, 16.244; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.258; 15. 19-Brent Marks, 16.261; 16. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.267; 17. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.384; 18. O-Bud Kaeding, 16.393; 19. 7H-Jojo Helberg, 16.421; 20. 68-Chase Johnson, 16.719; 21. 93-Stephan Ingraham, 17.609; 22. 7Y-Geoff Ensign, 19.067

 

 

 

 

FORTUNE FAVORED: Logan Schuchart wins NOS Energy Drink Showdown at Stockton
Schuchart benefits from teammate Jacob Allen’s bad luck to win race and $20,000 prize

STOCKTON, CA – Sept. 13, 2019 – Logan Schuchart could see victory at the Stockton Dirt Track with three laps to go. He could see his opportunity to sweep the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races at the track. And he could see collecting the $20,000 award for winning the NOS Energy Drink Showdown.

However, he could also see his Shark Racing teammate Jacob Allen leading, searching for his first World of Outlaws win. He couldn’t catch him. A runner-up finish looked like his calling, and he was OK with that.

Cruising down the backstretch, he saw Allen’s Drydene No. 1a car power into turn three, heading for two laps to go. When Schuchart exited turn four, he no longer saw Allen in front of him. The white and blue No. 1a slowed and pulled into the infield.

The lead was Schuchart’s. And after two clean laps, so was the win.

“It’s a tough deal,” Schuchart said of Allen’s affliction. “I’m happy to get the win. It’s awesome to have these cars up front. Whatever happened, this team works really hard to keep these cars on the racetrack.”

The victory was Schuchart’s seventh of the year – further breaking his record of winning at most four wins in a season – and 15th career World of Outlaws win overall.

While he celebrated in Victory Lane with his Drydene cladded Shark Racing team, Allen was back at the trailer diagnosing an engine failure with his crew under a full moon Friday the 13th night.

“Pretty much a heart break,” said a deflated Allen, trying to find the words to describe the loss. “It’s kind of tough.”

The Shark Racing duo were fast all night. Schuchart qualified third and Allen fourth – both setting times that broke the previous track record. Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz set Quick Time and the new track record with a time of 12.543 sec.

Schuchart and Allen went on to both finished second in their Drydene Heat races. Then finish third and second, respectively, in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash – won by Austen Wheatley.

Wheatley and Allen made up the front row of the 30-lap Feature – both attempting to win their first World of Outlaws race. On the initial start, Wheatley hit the throttle and wheeled onto the front stretch, allowing Allen to get the jump on him and pull away with the lead into the first turn.

His comfortable lead was eliminated in two laps when the first caution came out for Shane Stewart going off track in turn two. On the restart Allen launched back to the lead, but Wheatley stayed close and got side by side with Allen through the first corner. Allen had the better grip on the high groove and drove away from Wheatley down the backstretch.

While Allen ran away with the lead, David Gravel worked his way around Schuchart for third and after dueling with Wheatley for eight laps moved into second. By that time, Allen had found himself in heavy lap traffic. Gravel was able to gain yards on him every lap.

However, once Allen found clean air again, he left Gravel searching for speed by pulling away to about a straightaway lead.

With nine laps to go Allen caught more traffic, including Brad Sweet, and got loose exiting turn two. He lost traction exiting turn four, too, unable to hold his line. That allowed Gravel to go from being a straightaway back to being at Allen’s tail tank.

Allen continued to run the low line into turn one and Gravel darted high to try and get a run around him. However, the move cost Gravel a chance at a win. Going high opened the door for Schuchart to dive underneath. The two almost made contact at the apex of the corner, hurting Gravel most. Schuchart accelerated away from the Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 41 car down the backstretch.

“I kind of punched myself in the head there after that,” Gravel said. “I tried to pass Jacob on the top going into one and two, ended up giving the spot to Logan.”

Now, the only car Schuchart saw in front of him was his teammate. With seven laps to go inches separated the Shark Racing drivers due to a caution for Tim Kaeding going off track in turn two.

On the final restart of the night Allen rocketed ahead of Schuchart. He made it look like a race between a great white shark and a carp. Schuchart couldn’t keep pace with his teammate and in the closing laps found himself having to hold off a hard charging Schatz, who got around Gravel for third.

With three laps to go Allen wore the appearance of a first-time winner. Clean laps. No mistakes. And fields of clean air between the cars behind him and in front of him. Appearances meant nothing, though. While driving through turns three and four his fairy tale turned into a horror movie. His engine let go. Speed lost. Win lost.

“After that last restart it felt like it was kind of starting to lose power a pinch,” Allen said. “But it’s hard to say. You know, you’ve got a lot on your mind. There’re only a few laps left. You’re just trying to finish it and win the race. It’s a pretty shitty deal really. I don’t know. It sucks. I guess it’s just part of it.”

Allen’s misfortune became Schuchart’s gain as he inherited the lead and drove to his second straight win at the Stockton Dirt Track.

“He was way faster than I was,” Schuchart said about Allen. “It showed after the restart. It’s tough. Once Jacob got to the lead, he was gone. I couldn’t really hit my marks there for a few laps. I was just trying to make myself wide. I was happy to run second in this race. But I’m a competitor at the same time. I was going to try and pass him if I got the spot.

“Jacob, he’s been working really hard at this deal. It’s tough. It takes a lot out of you. Especially when you get beat all of the time. But he’s right there. We’ve seen it in the past. I hope he can get his spirit up and win one of these things. I’ve never been so big as a fan as I was running second tonight.”

While Allen’s slumped body posture and hanging head expressed his disappointment in his 17th place finish, he was still able to find the light in a gloomy situation.

“It gives you confidence for sure, just being that close and just leading laps,” Allen said. “Definitely a confidence booster. Probably the biggest thing, besides me getting my first win, is just knowing Logan was running second and we had a shot at getting our first one-two finish. Yeah, it’s not easy to be up front on any of these Outlaw races. I guess it just made me more hungry for the next time.”

Schatz finished second and Gravel had to settle for third. With Schatz’s runner-up finish he was able to retake the points lead over Grass Valley, Calif.-native Brad Sweet – who finished 10th – one race after Sweet took it from him. The reigning champion is now 14 points ahead of Sweet heading into the final California race of the year.

Schuchart is in a close points battle of his own. Sitting fifth in points, he is 38 points behind fourth-place Daryn Pittman after winning the NOS Energy Drink Showdown.

The Pennsylvania-native now has his sights set on a win at Calistoga Speedway.

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Saturday, Sept. 14, will be at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$20,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$5,500]; 3. 41-David Gravel [4][$3,200]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$2,800]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [10][$2,500]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [8][$2,300]; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman [12][$2,200]; 8. 2-Carson Macedo [16][$2,100]; 9. 17W-Shane Golobic [13][$2,050]; 10. 49-Brad Sweet [14][$2,000]; 11. 44W-Austen Wheatley [1][$1,500]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [17][$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11][$1,100]; 14. 88N-DJ Netto [18][$1,050]; 15. O-Bud Kaeding [21][$1,000]; 16. 7S-Tim Kaeding [9][$900]; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen [2][$800]; 18. 88-Jonathan Allard [22][$800]; 19. 5-Shane Stewart [20][$800]; 20. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [15][$800]; 21. 7-Jason Sides [5][$800]; 22. 53-Jessie Attard [19][$800]; Lap Leaders: Jacob Allen 1-27, Logan Schuchart 28-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Carson Macedo[+8]

Qualifying – 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.543; 2. 41-David Gravel, 12.561; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.565; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.624; 5. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 12.668; 6. 7-Jason Sides, 12.707; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.709; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.746; 9. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.76; 10. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.775; 11. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.802; 12. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 12.841; 13. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.844; 14. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.941; 15. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.997; 16. 17W-Shane Golobic, 13.015; 17. 19-Brent Marks, 13.049; 18. 88N-DJ Netto, 13.065; 19. 53-Jessie Attard, 13.12; 20. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.154; 21. O-Bud Kaeding, 13.19; 22. 88-Jonathan Allard, 13.645

 

 

 

FINDING GOLD IN EL DORADO: Shane Golobic eliminates self-doubt with win at Placerville
Shane Golobic leads California podium with win at the Placerville Speedway's 49er Gold Rush Classic

PLACERVILLE, CA – Sept. 11, 2019 – Doubt has filled Shane Golobic’s mind for the last six years.

His first and only World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win came in 2013. Since then he’s questioned if he would or could ever win one again.

There was a clear answer Wednesday night during the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts at Placerville Speedway.

Golobic tested the limits of his vocal cords from yelling inside his NOS Energy Drink No. 17w car. He couldn’t get out of it fast enough and do something his calm mannered self would rarely do.

He climbed to the top wing of his car, yelling and cheering, with the checkered flag in hand, letting the blue and orange confetti bath him while he celebrated his second World of Outlaws wins.

“I feel like two gives you a little more credibility than one,” said Golobic, who runs a part-time schedule with the Series. “I got the first one at a little short track, Antioch (Speedway). It was a none stop Feature, it counts as an Outlaws win one hundred percent, but there’s always that little bit of doubt. I’m not so much worried about other people, what they think, but just in me. You know, it’s been a few years since we done it. You just wonder if it is ever going to happen again. Tonight, we had the race car to do it.”

The victory was not handed to him. He worked for. All night long.

The Fremont, Calif.-native started the night by Qualifying fifth. He then went on to fight his way to a second-place finish in his Drydene Heat race and then to a fourth-place finish in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

The night was mostly ruled by Californians, winning everything but one Heat race which was won by Daryn Pittman, who drivers for the California-based Roth Motorsports team. Brad Sweet was the top Golden State driver for most of the night by winning his Drydene Heat race and winning the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash. He also pulled double duty as promoter and driver for the race.

When the 40-lap Feature went green at the quarter-mile track in El Dorado County, Sweet jumped to the lead, leaving outside polesitter, and fellow California-native, Carson Macedo to battle with Kraig Kinser for second. Golobic ran fourth.

The field got five laps into the race before the first caution came out for Kyle Larson spinning in turn four. When the race resumed, Sweet marched back to the lead. Macedo stayed close by, though. Behind the front two, Golobic found his rhythm around the high side of the track and worked his way around Kinser to take third-place. He tried to contend with Macedo by sneaking to his outside, but the Kyle Larson Racing driver closed the door and focused on his trek to Sweet’s bumper.

Less than a car length’s distance separated Sweet and Macedo for the next 10 laps. Sweet ran the low line. Macedo hammered the outside of the speedway. The two Californians ran their lines with precision, neither gaining nor losing ground on the other.

However, on Lap 14 Sweet sailed his NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 car to the high side in turn three. The precision was lost. He bounced off the cushion, hindering his speed. Macedo had already reacted to Sweet’s lane change by diving to the bottom. Once Sweet bobbled, Macedo powered by him for the lead. Sweet charged back underneath him the next circuit around and nosed the rookie to the line to reclaim the lead on Lap 16.

Macedo was too strong up high, though. He easily worked his way back around the outside of Sweet for the lead. While the “Big Cat” kept Macedo in striking distance for the next eight laps, Golobic continued to run third.

The third caution of the night came out on Lap 24 for Jessie Attard coming to a stop in turn four. On the restart, Golobic and Sweet raced side by side down the front stretch and into the first corner. Sweet lost grip on the exit of turn two and entered the backstretch at a 45-degree angle. With a clean exit by Golobic, he hammered the throttle and cleared Sweet for second before turn three.

Sweet tried to fight back but couldn’t. The handling went away on his car and he faded through the field.

With 10 laps to go, Golobic was about a second behind Macedo. He could still see the white No. 2 car in front of him, though. He could see a potential second World of Outlaws win still within reach. To get to it meant making more aggressive moves and using his knowledge as a local racer of the track to his advantage.

“With twenty-six to go, or whatever it was, on that restart I knew I needed to get a good drive down the straightaway and get to the top and click laps away and be there right behind Carson as close as I could when he did catch traffic,” Golobic said. “Took a peek at the board each time I went down the back straightaway.  That’s probably something I have an advantage of over other guys who don’t race here every week. They don’t have that in the back of their mind during the race. Saw thirty-seven laps were down and started turning it on.”

With three laps to go Macedo bounced off the cushion in turn three, allowing Golobic to close to his bumper and stay on him like a magnet the next lap. In their return to turn three, Golobic shot underneath Macedo and slid up in front of him on the exit of turn four to take the lead.

Macedo threw two unsuccessful slide jobs at Golobic the next two corners. When the checkered flag hung over the track, Golobic was the first to see it – his first World of Outlaws win at Placerville Speedway and second career Series win overall.

“It’s my favorite racetrack in the world and now it’s even more of my favorite racetrack with this memory,” said Golobic who lives two hours away from the speedway.

Macedo had to settle for second, while Justin Sanders worked his way to his first World of Outlaws podium finish of the year.

“I feel pretty bad for my team,” Macedo said. “I feel like I let that one go. I knew it was getting super technical up there (on the high side). I could catch lap traffic and they were kind of making the racetrack dirty under the cushion. I was struggling to get through there. Shane just did a really good job.”

Sweet fell to sixth-place but still took home a victory. As a driver he reclaimed the points lead over 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, who finished 10th – now leading him by two points. And as a promoter, he saw a sellout crowd.

That California crowd erupted into cheers, drowning out Golobic’s joyous yells when he climbed out of his Mike Wood Racing Sprint Car. The local boy won. His confidence boosted. Doubt gone.

“Doubt is gone for sure,” Golobic said without hesitation. “Now, hopefully we can get a couple more. Two really means a lot to me, now three is going to mean a lot to me.”

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday, Sept. 13, will be at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. for the NOS Energy Drink Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 17W-Shane Golobic [4][$10,000]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [2][$5,500]; 3. 121-Justin Sanders [8][$3,200]; 4. 7S-Tim Kaeding [6][$2,800]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [5][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$2,300]; 7. 57-Kyle Larson [18][$2,200]; 8. 24-Rico Abreu [7][$2,100]; 9. 41-David Gravel [11][$2,050]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [12][$2,000]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [19][$1,500]; 12. 92-Andy Forsberg [14][$1,200]; 13. 5-Shane Stewart [10][$1,100]; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart [17][$1,050]; 15. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [9][$1,000]; 16. O-Bud Kaeding [24][$900]; 17. 53-Jessie Attard [16][$800]; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3][$800]; 19. 83T-Tanner Carrick [21][$800]; 20. 5C-Colby Copeland [13][$800]; 21. 19-Brent Marks [15][$800]; 22. 44W-Austen Wheatley [20][$800]; 23. 7-Jason Sides [23][$800]; 24. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [22][$800]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-14, 16; Carson Macedo 15, 17-38; Shane Golobic 39-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 57-Kyle Larson[+11] 

Qualifying – 1. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 10.413; 2. 121-Justin Sanders, 10.43; 3. 2-Carson Macedo, 10.435; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.442; 5. 17W-Shane Golobic, 10.467; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.47; 7. 18-Ian Madsen, 10.475; 8. 83-Daryn Pittman, 10.476; 9. 57-Kyle Larson, 10.491; 10. 5-Shane Stewart, 10.494; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 10.5; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.519; 13. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 10.536; 14. 41-David Gravel, 10.56; 15. 83T-Tanner Carrick, 10.577; 16. 53-Jessie Attard, 10.591; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.612; 18. 93-Stephan Ingraham, 10.614; 19. 24-Rico Abreu, 10.631; 20. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 10.672; 21. 19-Brent Marks, 10.676; 22. O-Bud Kaeding, 10.686; 23. 92-Andy Forsberg, 10.836; 24. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.872; 25. 5C-Colby Copeland, 10.909; 26. 7-Jason Sides, 10.922

 

 

AT A GLANCE: Brad Sweet balancing jobs of promoter and driver during West Coast swing
Sweet talks about being on the business side of motorsports and his mentality toward running for a championship

PLACERVILLE, CA – Sept. 9, 2019 – Returning home to California is one of the more relaxing stretches of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series tour for Brad Sweet.

However, in the final week of the West Coast swing, which includes Placerville Speedway on Wednesday, Sept. 11., the Stockton Dirt Track on Friday, Sept. 13, and Calistoga Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 14, there’s a lot to juggle for the Grass Valley, Calif. driver.

Along with focusing on winning and cutting into 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz’s points lead — which he’s cut from 36 to six points in the last three races — Sweet has the added task of being the promoter for the 49er Gold Rush Classic at Placerville Speedway presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts.

It’s not a side of the sport he ever thought of getting involved with, he said. But Placerville is his home and was one of his home tracks growing up.

“I just always wondered why it doesn’t have an Outlaw race,” Sweet said. “Never thought of it from the business standpoint. I asked the local promoter and he said I would be more than welcome to rent the track and take the risk.”

After talking with World of Outlaws COO Tom Deery about being a promoter, Sweet said he got his feet wet in the position and began learning more about that side of the business. One thing he took away from it is, in racing, everyone is in it together.

“The promoter has to do well. The drivers have to do well. The fans have to be happy. Otherwise the whole business doesn’t work,” Sweet said. “It’s been neat to learn the other side of the business.

“You know, I love driving the race cars, but that experience has made me realize there’s a lot more to the whole business than just getting in and driving. You need the promoter to have a good crowd, otherwise he can’t pay the purse. It’s been fun to learn that. I’ve done a few more, but I really enjoy doing Placerville.”

Being a promoter can lack enjoyment at times, Sweet said, because every race is gamble. You never know if you’re going to make money or not. The goal is to have a full crowd to be able to pay all of the bills and hopefully end the night making a little bit of money. It’s a big nut to crack, though, he said.

On race day he has a support network that helps him run the event, while he’s working with his Kasey Kahne Racing team.

“I’ve learned to have a plan and have all of the people in the right place and still just do my job on race day,” Sweet said. “There’s great promoters there that do the weekly show. Obviously, the Outlaws are a tremendous help. They run 90 races a year, so they know what they’re doing. I have a good support system with my family. They run all of the gates and stuff, so I can just kind of focus on driving.”

The West Coast swing has already been beneficial to Sweet, who has two wins in the last three races — at Willamette Speedway and Silver Dollar Speedway. Those two wins have brought Sweet to 14 wins this year — the most wins he’s ever earned in a season, so far — and brought him and his team out of a slump they’ve had since the Knoxville Nationals.

“We were a little disappointed in our results and we had a few finishes that weren’t that good after that, probably a little bit of a hangover from kind of, maybe, not going as good,” Sweet said. “Racing is always a rollercoaster. You just really want to minimize the downs. And sometimes when things are down, a lot of it is just mental. And you’ve got to get everyone back going again. A win will do that. We feel like we’re back in our rhythm. Hopefully everything is kind of back on track and we can keep plugging away.”

Returning home is relaxing for him, he said. He’s around family and friends, and going to tracks he admitted he knows a little better than some.

Sweet won his first World of Outlaws race at Placerville Speedway last year. He won at the Stockton Dirt Track in 2017, and finished second there in March, and has three wins at Calistoga Speedway.

The championship battle between he and Schatz has remained close all year long with the two drivers trading the points lead multiple times throughout the year. Sweet lost the points lead to Schatz last month and has remained second in points since then.

For most of the season Sweet has said he doesn’t pay attention to the points, choosing to just focus on his performance with his NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 car each week and let the points play out from that. However, now, with less than 20 races to go in the season, he’s giving it a little more attention.

“We just try to focus on each and every night, but I mean you can’t help but think you need to be ahead as it gets closer to the end to have a chance to win,” Sweet said. “We just want to at least give ourselves a shot. It’s never going to be easy to beat a ten-time champion. You know, Donny, he’s got a lot of tricks up his sleeve. We know we just need to keep focusing on what we do.

“We feel like we’ve been the best car this year when we’re on. We made a few mistakes and let him get ahead of us. We just need to keep plugging away and not beat ourselves up or let ourselves dwell on the points. We’re just going to come in here each and every night and try to win the race. Like I said all year, if we focus on us and we win the race, obviously the points take care of themselves. We can’t control what Donny does. We can only control what happens with our team and our race car. If he beats us fair and square and we gave it our best show, then so be it. If we beat him because we did our job, we’re going to be proud of that, too.”

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. for the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts. Get tickets and more information.

Friday, Sept. 13, at the Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. for the NOS Energy Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

Saturday, Sept. 14, at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga. Calif. for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

ABOUT THE TRACK
Placerville Speedway is a high-banked, 1/4-mile track. The track record is 9.913 sec. set by Tim Kaeding on March 27, 2004.
Online – PlacervilleSpeedway.com
Phone – (530) 626-3680

Stockton Dirt Track is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile track. The track record is 12.814 sec. set by Kyle Hirst on Nov. 11, 2017.
Online – StocktonDirtTrack.com
Phone – (209) 466-9999

Calistoga Speedway is a semi-banked, 1/2-mile track. The track record is 15.731 sec. set by Joey Saldana on April 5, 2014.
Online – CalistogaSpeedway.org
Phone – (707) 942-5111

TICKETS
Tickets can be purchased by going to WorldofOutlaws.com/tix.

1/4, 3/8 and 1/2-MILE WINNERS THIS YEAR
There have been four races on a 1/4-mile track, so far, this year.
Silver Dollar Speedway: Carson Macedo won on March 15, Brad Sweet on Sept. 6 and Daryn Pittman on Sept. 7
Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway: Donny Schatz won on May 31 and Shane Stewart won on June 1
Fairbury Speedway: Kyle Larson won on June 4

There have been 10 races on a 3/8-mile track, so far, this year.
Stockton Dirt Track: Logan Schuchart won on March 16
Keller Auto Speedway: David Gravel won on March 29
USA Raceway: Brad Sweet won on April 5
Lincoln Speedway: Lance Dewease won on May 15
Lawrenceburg Speedway: Kyle Larson won on May 27
Granite City Speedway: Brad Sweet won on June 8
Cedar Lake Speedway: Sheldon Haudenschild and Brad Sweet won on July 6
Hartford Speedway: David Gravel won on July 12
Big Sky Speedway: David Gravel won on Aug. 24
Grays Harbor Raceway: Daryn Pittman won on Sept. 2

There have been 19 races on a 1/2-mille track, so far, this year.
-Volusia Speedway: Daryn Pittman won on Feb. 8 and 9
-The Dirt Track at Las Vegas: Tim Shaffer won on Feb. 27 and Donny Schatz won on Feb. 28
-Perris Auto Speedway: Aaron Reutzel won on March 30
-Devil’s Bowl Speedway: Logan Schuchart won on April 12
-Eldora Speedway: Donny Schatz won on May 10, July 17 and July 19, and Brad Sweet won on July 18 and July 20
-Williams Grove Speedway: David Gravel won on May 17; Lance Dewease won on May 18; Tim Shaffer won on July 26; and Donny Schatz won on July 27
-Knoxville Raceway: Brian Brown won on June 14; Brad Sweet won on June 15; David Gravel on Aug. 10
Black Hills Speedway: Carson Macedo won on Aug. 23

PLACERVILLE SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2018 – Brad Sweet on Sept. 12
2017 – David Gravel on March 29
2016 – Jason Johnson on March 23
2015 – Donny Schatz on April 8
1992 – Jac Haudenschild on March 11
1987 – Sammy Swindell on Sept. 2
1986 – Sammy Swindell on Sept. 3
1985 – Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 4

STOCKTON DIRT TRACK PREVIOUS WINNERS
2019 – Logan Schuchart on March 16
2018 – Cory Eliason on March 17
2017 – Brad Sweet on March 25
2016 – Donny Schatz on March 18, Donny Schatz on March 19
2015 – Donny Schatz on March 21, Rico Abreu on March 22
2014 – Kerry Madsen on March 22
2013 – Kyle Larson on March 22

CALISTOGA SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
1978 – Rick Ferkel on June 10, Johnny Anderson on Sept. 23
1986 – Doug Wolfgang on Oct. 19
1987 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 20
1989 – Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 10
1990 – Sammy Swindell on Sept. 9
1991 – Steve Kinser on Aug. 31, Steve Kinser on Sept. 1
1992 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 6
1993 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 3, Andy Hillenburg on Sept. 4, Steve Kinser on Sept. 5
1994 – Joe Gaerte on Sept. 2, Steve Kinser on Sept. 3, Jeff Swindell on Sept. 4
1995 – Dave Blaney on Sept. 1, Dave Blaney on Sept. 2, Steve Kinser on Sept. 3
1996 – Mark Kinser on Aug. 31, Dave Blaney on Sept. 1
1997 – Sammy Swindell on Aug. 29, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 30, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 31
1998 – Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 4, Steve Kinser on Sept. 5, Stevie Smith on Sept. 6
1999 – Sammy Swindell on Sept. 3, Danny Lasoski on Sept. 4, Sammy Swindell on Sept. 5
2000 – Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 2, Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 2, Danny Lasoski on Sept. 3
2001 – Jeff Shepard on Aug. 31, Andy Hillenburg on Sept. 1, Jeff Shepard on Sept. 2
2002 – Mark Kinser on Aug. 30, Tim Shaffer on Aug. 31, Daryn Pittman on Sept. 1
2003 – Danny Lasoski on Aug. 29, Danny Lasoski on Aug. 30, Danny Lasoski on Aug. 31
2004 – Tim Kaeding on Sept. 3, Donny Schatz on Sept. 4, Danny Lasoski on Sept. 5
2005 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 2, Danny Lasoski on Sept. 3, Donny Schatz on Sept. 4
2006 – Danny Lasoski on Sept. 2, Craig Dollansky on Sept. 3
2007 – Danny Lasoski on Sept. 1, Danny Lasoski on Sept. 2
2011 – Jason Sides on April 2
2012 – Donny Schatz on Sept. 9
2014 – Brad Sweet on April 5, Daryn Pittman on April 6
2015 – Brad Sweet on April 11, Donny Schatz on April 12
2017 – Brad Sweet on Sept. 15, Donny Schatz on Sept. 16
2018 – Daryn Pittman on Sept. 14, Cory Eliason on Sept. 15

ON THE INTERNET
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
Twitter – Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – Instagram.com/WoOSprint – @woosprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws
YouTube – YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – Dirtvision.com – Get your Fast Pass to watch all races LIVE for only $39/month
Twitter – Twitter.com/DIRTVision – @DIRTVision
Facebook – Facebook.com/WatchDIRTVision

DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Brent Marks – @bmracing19
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
Ian Madsen – @IanMadsen
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Shane Stewart – @shanestewart_5
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21, will be at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. for the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

2019 STATS
There have been 56 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (16 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 14
2– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 8
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 7
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
7 – Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
8 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (42 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 21
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 18
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 18
3 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 16
4 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 12
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 12
5 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 11
6– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 9
7 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 7
8 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 6
9 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 5
10 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 4
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
11 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 3
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 3
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 3
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 3
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 3
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 3
12 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
13 – Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1
– Willie Croft, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Tony Stewart, Columbus, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Montieth, Phoenixville, Pa. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Justin Sanders, Watsonville, Calif. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (22 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 8
2 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 5
3 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
4 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
5 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Jeff Swindell, Memphis, Tenn. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (32 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 3
2 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
3 – Cale Conley, Vienna, W.Va. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– T.J. Stutts, Liverpool, Pa. – 1
– Cory Haas, York, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Russel Borland, Kewaskum, Wis. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Australia – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (13 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia
– Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Lee Jacobs, Dalton, Ohio – 1
– Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (2 different drivers)
1 – Justin Peck, Monrovia, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (27 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 26
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 25
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 22
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 19
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 15
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 7
7 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 6
8 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
9 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
10 – Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 3
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 3
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 3
11 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
12 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Jason Solwold, Burlington, Wash. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (25 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
2 – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 5
3 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 4
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
4 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Pa. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
5 – Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 2
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 2
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
– Dominic Scelzi – Fresno, Calif. – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
6 – Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Derek Hagar, Marion, Ark. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (24 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 327
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 224
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 215
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 210
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 130
6 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 96
7– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 77
8 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 62
9 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 55
10 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 53
11 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 52
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 52
12 – Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 48
13 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 41
14 – Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 34
15 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 31
16 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 25
17 – Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 22
18 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 19
19 – Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 16
20 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 10
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 10
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 10
21 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 6
22 – Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 2

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (19 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 14
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 9
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3
5 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
6 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Sye Lynch, Apollo, Pa. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1

FASTEST IN PRACTICE (18 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of times fastest
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 10*
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 8*
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 7
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 6
5 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4*
6 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 3
7 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2*
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 2
8 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, Pa. – 1
*A fastest time came during a second set of Hot Laps

2019 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (2)
3. Sunday, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park/ Baberville, Fla. / Rainout-Canceled
4. Friday, Feb. 22 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
5. Saturday, Feb. 23 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
6. Wednesday, Feb. 27 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Tim Shaffer (1)
7. Thursday, Feb. 28 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (1)
8. Friday, March 8 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
9. Saturday, March 9 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Ian Madsen (1)
10. Friday, March 15 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Carson Macedo (1)
11. Saturday, March 16 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Logan Schuchart (1)
12. Friday, March 22 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
13. Saturday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Rainout-Rescheduled for Sept. 11
14. Friday, March 29 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
15. Saturday, March 30 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Aaron Reutzel (1)
16. Friday, April 5 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (1)
17. Saturday, April 6 / Arizona Speedway / Queen Creek, Ariz. / David Gravel (2)
18. Friday, April 12 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Logan Schuchart (2)
19. Saturday, April 13 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
20. Friday, April 26 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, Mo. / Brad Sweet (2)
21. Saturday, April 27 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway / Pevely, Mo. / Rainout-Canceled
22. Sunday, April 28 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Sept. 25
23. Friday, May 3 / Riverside International Speedway / West Memphis, Ark. / Rainout-Canceled
24. Saturday, May 4 / Tri-State International Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Oct. 13
25. Friday, May 10 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (2)
26. Saturday, May 11 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Postponed-Rescheduled for July 17
27. Wednesday, May 15 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Lance Dewease (1)
28. Friday, May 17 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / David Gravel (3)
29. Saturday, May 18 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (2)
30. Sunday, May 19 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / Rainout-Canceled
31. Tuesday, May 21 / Bridgeport Speedway / Bridgeport, NJ / Danny Dietrich (1)
32. Friday, May 24 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
33. Saturday, May 25 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Logan Schuchart (3)
34. Monday, May 27 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Kyle Larson (1)
35. Friday, May 31 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Donny Schatz (3)
36. Saturday, June 1 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Shane Stewart (1)
37. Tuesday, June 4 / Fairbury Speedway / Fairbury, Ill. / Kyle Larson (2)
38. Friday, June 7 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Logan Schuchart (4)
39. Saturday, June 8 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, Minn. / Brad Sweet (3)
40. Friday, June 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brian Brown (1)
41. Saturday, June 15 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brad Sweet (4)
42. Saturday, June 22 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Brad Sweet (5)
43. Sunday, June 23 / Dubuque Speedway / Dubuque, Iowa / Rainout-Canceled
44. Thursday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Brad Sweet (6)
45. Friday, June 28 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Carson Macedo (2)
46. Saturday, June 29 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Brad Sweet (7)
47. Wednesday, July 3 / Brown County Speedway, Aberdeen, S.D. / Brad Sweet (8)
48. Saturday, July 6 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
49. Saturday, July 6 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Brad Sweet (9)
50. Friday, July 12 / Hartford Speedway / Hartford, Mich. / David Gravel (4)
51. Saturday, July 13 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, Wis. / Donny Schatz (4)
52. Wednesday, July 17 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (5)
53.Thursday, July 18 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Brad Sweet (10)
54. Friday, July 19 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (6)
55. Saturday, July 20 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Brad Sweet (11) – Kings Royal
56. Tuesday, July 23 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / David Gravel (5)
57. Friday, July 26 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Tim Shaffer (2)
58. Saturday, July 27 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Donny Schatz (7)
59. Friday, Aug. 2 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Brad Sweet (12)
60. Saturday, Aug. 3 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
61. Wednesday, Aug. 7 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Trey Starks (Prelim)
62. Thursday, Aug. 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / David Gravel (Prelim)
63. Friday, Aug. 9 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Kerry Madsen (Prelim)
64. Saturday, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / David Gravel (6) – Knoxville Nationals
65. Friday, Aug. 16 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (8)
66. Saturday, Aug. 17 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, N.D. / Rainout-Canceled
67. Friday, Aug. 23 / Black Hills Speedway / Rapid City, S.D. / Carson Macedo (3)
68. Saturday, Aug. 24 / Big Sky Speedway / Billings, Mont. / David Gravel (7)
69. Friday, Aug. 30 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Logan Schuchart (5)
70. Saturday, Aug. 31 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Logan Schuchart (6)
71. Monday, Sept. 2 / Grays Harbor Raceway / Elma, Wash. / Daryn Pittman (3)
72. Wednesday, Sept. 4 / Willamette Speedway / Lebanon, Ore. / Brad Sweet (13)
73. Friday, Sept. 6 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Brad Sweet (14)
74. Saturday, Sept. 7 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (4)

 

 

 

SOLID GOLD: Daryn Pittman wins second Gold Cup with dominating performance
Pittman brings California’s Roth Motorsports to Victory Lane at Silver Dollar Speedway

CHICO, CA – Sept. 7,2019 – Daryn Pittman’s hope of winning a second Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway Saturday night manifested into reality every 12 seconds.

Even with Friday night’s winner Brad Sweet breathing down his neck, the Oklahoma driver continued to be the first car across the start/finish line every lap.

However, with two laps to go, that manifestation was put on halt. A caution came out, putting Sweet on his bumper. Flashbacks of a previous Gold up loss projected in his head.

“I was having flashbacks of, I don’t know, [2014] or something and we led the whole race,” Pittman said. “It laid rubber on the bottom of (turns) one and two and I found that. It didn’t lay rubber in (turns) three and four until the last couple of laps and Johnathon Allard snuck by me coming to the checkered. That one still stings.”

Uninterested in repeating that pain, Pittman closed the deal this time. Leading every lap, he won his second Gold Cup and fourth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory of the year.

“Hats off to this whole Roth Motorsports team to get a win here in California, the Gold Cup, the biggest race in California,” Pittman said about giving his California-based team a home state win. “To win it for Dennis and Teresa (Roth) is just awesome.”

While Pittman led every lap of the 40-lap Feature, his path to victory was not immediately paved with gold.

After a 17th-place finish Friday night, Pittman and his Roth Motorsports crew needed a new approach. And a little bit of luck.

They showed speed at the start of the night by Qualifying fourth. That placed Pittman on the outside pole for his Drydene Heat race where he took the lead from Sweet at the start and went on to win.

Then luck helped out. He drew the pole of the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, and went on to win that, too.

He pulled away to about a straightaway lead in the first six laps of the Feature, with David Gravel in second and Sweet fighting his way past Brent Marks for third. Pittman found himself in lap traffic by that point, too, until a caution on Lap 10 for Kraig Kinser going off track in turn four.

On the restart, Gravel stayed close to Pittman and launched in front of him for the lead in turn one. However, before the field could complete another lap, the yellow lights around the speedway turned back on for Ian Madsen in the turn four wall. The lap was not completed and Pittman remained the leader.

Sweet, looking for his first Gold Cup victory in his home state, had fallen back to fourth-place. However, on a restart with 26 laps to go, after a red flag for Jacob Allen flipping, Sweet powered his way by Marks for third down the front stretch and then rode the high side to take second away from Gravel before completing the lap.

While the “Big Cat” tried to track Pittman down, Gravel, Marks, Logan Schuchart and Tim Kaeding traded slide jobs and crossover maneuvers for countless laps, arguing over who would be third. Schuchart silenced the argument by taking third with six laps to go and the leaders in his sight.

“I love working out, I love being in shape for this deal and I’ve tried doing that in the past and sometimes I don’t feel like it makes a difference, but tonight it did,” Schuchart said. “The guys in front were starting to slow down a little bit and I was able to still race it hard and jump across the spots I needed to and make a lot of ground up.”

Pittman found himself caught in heavy lap traffic, unable to always make a quick pass. Sweet and Schuchart fed off that, inching closer to the Roth Enterprises No. 83 car. Sweet even got close enough in the closing laps to dive underneath Pittman – slowed by lap cars – and take the lead.

Pushing the handling of his car to its limits, Pittman charged back around Sweet for the led the next corner, never allowing the Kasey Kahne Racing driver to officially lead a lap.

Then with a late caution, he had to hold on to that mentality for two more laps. He was not going to allow a repeat of 2014’s race. Mastering his restarts all night, Pittman put about a three-car length lead on Sweet into the first corner and kept it that way to the finish. The hope of winning was now a reality.

“My thought process was run as hard as you can on the top, because that’s what I thought it was going to take to win,” Pittman said. “I feel like at the green-white-checkered I went has hard as I had. The hard part about that is when you run hard against that tricky of a cushion, you’re putting yourself at risk to make a mistake and take yourself out. But I was more OK with trying too hard and losing than going too slow and trying to be safe.”

Sweet’s thought process was “attack, attack, attack,” he said. However, Pittman was just too strong.

“He had a good enough of a lead there, no matter how good, he would’ve had to mess up,” Sweet said. “He drove a great last two laps. We gave it all we had with the NAPA Auto Parts car. I was trying to move around and got my wing back a little too far I think at one point and got myself tight. I was a great race. We gave it all we had.”

While Sweet missed out on winning another Gold Cup, his runner-up finish was his third podium finish in-a-row. In those three races he's also cut 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz’s points lead over him down from 36 points to six.

Schatz was on track to potentially lose the points lead after taking the final transfer spot in the Last Chance Showdown to start last in the Feature. He came close to getting lapped in the first half of the race, but was able to fight his way to an eighth-place finish in the final half – earning him the Hard Charger award for the race.

For Pittman, he earned himself his 85th career World of Outlaws victory, moving him past his hero, Stevie Smith, to be the ninth winningest driver on the all-time Series wins list. He also earned himself $15,000 and another glistening golden cup trophy – his first Gold Cup was earned 13 years ago.

“There’s not many drivers that can say they were here 13 years ago,” Pittman said with a smile. “Part of that dates me. It makes me feel old. But I feel like I’ve got a lot of good years left in me. I’m having a lot of fun, especially when you get good cars like this to drive.”

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Wednesday, Sept. 11, will be at Placerville Speedway in Placerville. Calif. for the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can catch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [1][$15,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$5,700]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12][$3,500]; 4. 41-David Gravel [2][$3,000]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [13][$2,600]; 6. 7S-Tim Kaeding [9][$2,400]; 7. 2-Carson Macedo [5][$2,300]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [24][$2,200]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [10][$2,150]; 10. 19-Brent Marks [3][$2,100]; 11. O-Bud Kaeding [21][$1,600]; 12. 24-Rico Abreu [18][$1,350]; 13. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [20][$1,300]; 14. 17W-Shane Golobic [8][$1,200]; 15. 5-Shane Stewart [16][$1,100]; 16. 7Y-Geoff Ensign [11][$1,000]; 17. 88-Jonathan Allard [15][$900]; 18. 44W-Austen Wheatley [17][$850]; 19. 121-Justin Sanders [6][$800]; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser [22][$800]; 21. 5C-Colby Copeland [7][$800]; 22. 93-Stephan Ingraham [23][$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [19][$800]; 24. 29-Willie Croft [14][$800]; Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+16] 

Qualifying – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.177; 2. 19-Brent Marks, 12.222; 3. 121-Justin Sanders, 12.255; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.256; 5. 41-David Gravel, 12.274; 6. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.357; 7. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.372; 8. 17W-Shane Golobic, 12.375; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.39; 10. 5C-Colby Copeland, 12.411; 11. 7Y-Geoff Ensign, 12.418; 12. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 12.418; 13. 5-Shane Stewart, 12.431; 14. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 12.436; 15. 88-Jonathan Allard, 12.44; 16. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.474; 17. 93-Stephan Ingraham, 12.477; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.499; 19. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.518; 20. 29-Willie Croft, 12.553; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.58; 22. O-Bud Kaeding, 12.602; 23. 92-Andy Forsberg, 12.639; 24. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.787; 25. 2X-Chase Majdic, 12.792; 26. 53-Jessie Attard, 12.804; 27. 7-Jason Sides, 12.875; 28. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.882; 29. 21-Michael Ing, 13.069

 

 

 

ONE MORE SILVER DOLLAR: Brad Sweet gets second Silver Dollar Speedway victory

Sweet wins opening night of the Gold Cup for the second year in-a-row

CHICO, CA – Sept. 6 – The clamor of 24 Sprint Cars in a gladiatorial battle at Silver Dollar Speedway faded into the calm Northern California night. Several minutes later a new clamor slowly elevated outside the quarter-mile track.

“Brad Sweet. Brad Sweet. Brad Sweet! Brad Sweet! Brad Sweet!” Fans chanted the California-native’s name like a posse honoring a warrior’s victory.

Sweet out dueled fellow Californians, Tim Kaeding and Shane Golobic, to claim his second Silver Dollar Speedway win Friday night, and 14th World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win of the year – 48th career win overall.

“We’re happy tonight,” said Sweet, of Grass Valley, Calif. “Tough racing out there. It’s treacherous. You never know which way the car is going to bounce or if you’re going to make a good corner or a bad corner. I just tried to stay up on the wheel. We pushed hard all night.”

His opening night had a sour start qualifying 14th of 30 cars. He rebounded in his Drydene Heat race by charging from fifth-place to second. That put Sweet in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash where he finished fourth.

The last three races at Silver Dollar Speedway had been won by a California native. The preamble to the Feature suggested that streak would see forth. Kaeding, of San Jose, and Golobic, of Fremont, occupied the front row for the Feature. Both won their Heat race. Golobic drew the pole for the Dash and ended up second to Kaeding.

In last year's two Gold Cup races at the speedway, Kaeding finished second both nights – once to Sweet. He wanted one spot better this year.

On the initial start, Kaeding jumped to the lead but Golobic was able to find grip on the bottom and keep pace with Kaeding running the preferred line on the high side. Sweet powered around Donny Schatz for third and begin his trek to the front.

To get to Kaeding, Sweet had to go through Golobic first. And the young Californian forced Sweet to exert all of his talent to do so.

After restarting the race for a caution on Lap two, Sweet snuck underneath Golobic and passed him for second down the backstretch. Sweet cleared the NOS Energy Drink No. 17w car off turn four. With Golobic gaining momentum around the high side, Sweet also tried to block Golobic’s run off the corner but failed. Golobic turned underneath the NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 and charged back to second-place around the bottom of turns one and two.

Four laps later, with 23 laps still to go, Kaeding began to pull away and Sweet took another charge at Golobic. The Kasey Kahne Racing driver charged around the outside of Golobic in turns one and two. However, Golobic, continuing to use the bottom to his advantage, powered his way back in front of Sweet off turn four. Sweet attempted to dive underneath him into turn one, but Golobic closed the door.

He hadn’t won, yet. Two laps later Sweet put together another run to charge to the outside of Golobic. The duo raced side by side, Sweet high and Golobic low, for two laps. With 18 laps to go Sweet was able to prevail, holding onto second with a firm grasp.

Kaeding had about a straightaway lead, but lap traffic was coming into play.

Sweet worked his way to Kaeding by the halfway point of the race. He got to the outside of the R&B Company No. 7s and drag raced him down the front stretch. Kaeding out powered Sweet into turns one and two, but slid his right rear off track down the back stretch, allowing Sweet to dart underneath him and officially take the lead on Lap 17.

“I stepped on my ‘you know what’ one little bit coming off of two,” Kaeding said. “Just gave Brad that opportunity to get by us.”

Sweet said he had to be aggressive on Kaeding to take the lead.

“It’s Tim Kaeding at Chico, he’s never going to be easy,” Sweet said. “I watched him my whole childhood dominate this place.”

Kaeding was then subjected to the same war with Golobic that Sweet had to battle through. The two California’s battled hard, swapping second-place several times. Justin Sanders, of Watsonville, Calif., even joined in on the battle for a few laps. However, Kaeding and Golobic were able to best Sanders in the closing laps and duel for second amongst themselves.

Before Sweet could run away with his second win in-a-row – having won Wednesday’s race at Willamette Speedway – a caution with eight laps to go gave Kaeding and Golobic their final shot at taking down the “Big Cat.”

When the race restarted, Sweet wiped away any hope they had of doing so. He pulled away with the lead, leaving Kaeding and Golobic to make their last few swings at each other for second. Kaeding won that battle, while Golobic maintained a podium finish in third.

“I had a really good battle with Brad toward the middle of the race and there at the end me and TK (Kaeding) were going at,” Golobic said. “There were two different lines. I felt like I could run the top or bottom, make speed. I just really enjoyed racing with those guys. We’re kind of hanging our head a little bit about a third-place run, but in the big picture racing with these guys and finishing top-three is nothing to hang our head about.”

While Kaeding had to settle for second for the third time in-a-row, during the Gold Cup Race of Champions event at the speedway, he still left with a smile.

“This R and B Company 7s, Jason Sides Motorsports, this thing hauls ass,” Kaeding said. “Hopefully we can move up one more spot tomorrow night.”

For the second race in-a-row, Sweet left with the biggest smile, the trophy and $8,000 check. He and his team are building momentum again and chipping away at Schatz’s championship points lead. In the past two races, Sweet has cut the reigning champion’s lead in half – now 18 points behind the 10-time Series champion.

His focus is on Saturday night at Silver Dollar Speedway, though, where fans clamoring his name would mark a victory he’s been in search of for a long time.

“Now we’ve got to get the damn Gold Cup,” Sweet said. “I haven’t been able to get Saturday night. I grew up at this place. I don’t think I’ve missed one Gold Cup my whole life. It’s a great event.”

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Saturday, Sept. 7, will return to Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico. Calif. for the Gold Cup Race of Champions. Get tickets and more information.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$8,000]; 2. 7S-Tim Kaeding [1][$4,000]; 3. 17W-Shane Golobic [2][$2,500]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [13][$2,200]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$2,100]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$2,000]; 7. 121-Justin Sanders [9][$1,800]; 8. 5-Shane Stewart [11][$1,600]; 9. O-Bud Kaeding [10][$1,500]; 10. 18-Ian Madsen [5][$1,300]; 11. 26-Billy Aton [6][$1,200]; 12. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [17][$1,100]; 13. 92-Andy Forsberg [12][$1,000]; 14. 41-David Gravel [16][$700]; 15. 19-Brent Marks [20][$600]; 16. 5C-Colby Copeland [21][$600]; 17. 83-Daryn Pittman [19][$600]; 18. 24-Rico Abreu [22][$600]; 19. 44W-Austen Wheatley [15][$600]; 20. 2-Carson Macedo [18][$600]; 21. 2X-Chase Majdic [24][$600]; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser [14][$600]; 23. 88-Jonathan Allard [7][$600]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [23][$600]; Lap Leaders: Tim Kaeding 1-16, Brad Sweet 17-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+9]

Qualifying – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.117; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.231; 3. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 12.234; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.272; 5. 17W-Shane Golobic, 12.279; 6. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 12.308; 7. 88-Jonathan Allard, 12.377; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.379; 9. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.449; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.482; 11. 5C-Colby Copeland, 12.492; 12. 26-Billy Aton, 12.494; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.519; 14. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.538; 15. 7Y-Geoff Ensign, 12.542; 16. O-Bud Kaeding, 12.545; 17. 5-Shane Stewart, 12.551; 18. 92-Andy Forsberg, 12.561; 19. 19-Brent Marks, 12.609; 20. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.634; 21. 121-Justin Sanders, 12.636; 22. 41-David Gravel, 12.661; 23. 2X-Chase Majdic, 12.715; 24. 21-Michael Ing, 12.724; 25. 7-Jason Sides, 12.796; 26. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.828; 27. 93-Stephan Ingraham, 12.839; 28. 29-Willie Croft, 12.939; 29. 53-Jessie Attard, 13.189; 30. 2-Carson Macedo, NT

 

 

 

DETERMINED TO RACE: Lakeside Speedway overcomes three floods to be ready for the World of Outlaws on Oct. 18 World of Outlaws tickets are now on sale for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, KS – Sept. 5, 2019 – A thunderous roar echoed around Lakeside Speedway. A nightmare on its way.

Pete Howey, general manager of the speedway in Kansas City, Kan., knew it wasn’t a thunderstorm. And knew it wasn’t going to be good. However, he didn’t know the level of destruction this “thunder” was going to bring.

On a perfect day, in a perfect year, in Kansas City, the Missouri River rests at about 18 feet, Howey said. When it gets to about 30 feet, you start to worry. In March, it was projected to reach 35 feet.

The speedway is half a mile away from the river. The only thing separating the two: farm fields.

When the warning came through that the river was reaching 31 feet, Howey and others went to the track to remove everything from the pit area and all valuables out of the facility’s barn. Howey said he could see a lot of water running across the field. And then he heard the noise. The thunderous roar. The levy broke.

“Honestly, it was like going white water rafting. That sound that the water makes,” Howey said. “We were up at the main building and just looked and all of the sudden it just came rushing across the pits and beelined for the track. Within three hours of that noise of that water, about fifty acres of the property was under. And then you saw it rising.”

He and the staff had to move to the county highway in front of the track. That was at about 8 o’clock in the morning, he said. By 4 o’clock that evening, the county highway was closed because it had a foot of water over it.

“All you can do is watch it happen,” Howey said. “Think about what we’re going to do to get it back and go and execute it. Just watching it happen was horrific. Watching the water rush in was crazy. All you can do is take a big sigh and get working.”

All but three acres of the 70-acre property was covered with water. The infield of the half-mile track was about 17 to 20-feet underwater. The 12-foot tall backstretch wall was completely underwater. The pit concessions building, the pit sign-in building, the ticket booth and the barn were all underwater.

The damage was minimal in some of the buildings, only needing new electrical. With the early warning, Howey said he was able to get out everything of value before the flood came in. The pit concessions building, which houses, a kitchen and bathroom took the most damage.

Howey and his crew had to put in new walls, new plumping and redid the electrical on the building. However, by the time they did – eight days away from starting the racing season – a second flood hit the area on Memorial Day. The pit concessions building was then a complete loss – about a $30,000 loss.

Cleanup work began again. Scrubbing walls. Fixing issues. Removing mud and other things the flood washed in.

“The cleanup efforts, if you’ve never been through a flood, I had never been through a flood, obviously, it’s not as devastating as a fire because with a fire it’s cut and dry, it’s gone,” Howey said. “In a flood, you have to pick through everything and see if it’s of value again. It was really just a lot of elbow grease.”

Three weeks into that work a third flood hit the track.

The floods were less severe each time, running less water through the area, but Howey said the third flood was the worst because it brought so much debris with it. In total the damage from the three floods reached into the six figures range, Howey said.

At that point many had been telling Howey his season is done. He won’t see any racing at the track. He wasn’t going to listen, though. Howey wanted to see racing on his facility, one way or the other.

“I just had that determination,” he said. “I said, ‘We’re going to at least get one race here if I have to have a boat race. We’re going to have something here.’”

About two months of hard work and perseverance later, the track held its first race in August and on Friday, Oct. 18, will be ready to welcome back the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown.

“We’re thrilled Lakeside Speedway was able to survive the flooding and still be able to host the October World of Outlaws event,” said Carlton Reimers, series director for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. “It’s a facility we always enjoy going to and look forward to racing at.”

It’s a show sure to delight fans with Oklahoma driver Daryn Pittman looking for back-to-back wins at the speedway, and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz and 2019 Kings Royal winner Brad Sweet in a tight battle for the championship.

“I love that show,” Howey said. “It’s one of the best shows we have during the course of the year. Obviously, I like it because the place is packed. I just think the Outlaws put on a great show.”

Tickets for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown are now on sale and can be purchased online at slspromottions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Kasey Kahne, who retired from NASCAR competition, following the 2018 season, will also be a special guest at the event and will be signing autographs for fans at 3:30 p.m. on race day.

A thunderous roar will echo once again around Lakeside Speedway. This time a pleasure to all, created by The Greatest Show on Dirt.

 

 

OREGON VICTORY TRAIL: Brad Sweet slides to thrilling victory at Willamette Speedway
Sweets gets first Willamette Speedway win with late race slider on David Gravel

LEBANON, OR – Sept. 4, 2019 – Brad Sweet saw the collapse of a fruitful performance in less than a second during Wednesday night’s World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature at Willamette Speedway.

With lap cars slowing the Grass Valley, Calif.-native’s progress, David Gravel threw a slide job underneath them all into turn one and exited the corner with the lead. After leading 25 of the 30 laps, Sweet was forced to watch defeat drive away from him.

He wasn't willing to settle for second, though. Not now. Not this late in the season.

The next time into turn one Sweet wasn’t forgiving with the throttle. Or his car. He dove to the bottom of the corner and slid the NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 car up across the track, directly in front of Gravel, nearly making contact with the Jason Johnson Racing No. 41 car.

But it was the winning move. Sweet led to the end, picking up his first Willamette Speedway victory and 13th World of Outlaws win of the year – 47th career victory overall.

“I’m just glad I led the last one,” Sweet said. “I about gave it away in lap traffic. It’s nice to get this NAPA Auto Parts car back in Victory Lane. We’ve had a great season. When you have a great season and you go on a little winless streak it kind of feels like the world is ending.”

The winless streak was eight races – about a month’s time. Many drivers are on longer winless droughts, but in those eight races Sweet lost the points lead to 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz and struggled to find the podium at times – an uncommon characteristic for he and his Kasey Kahne Racing team.

The pairing looked back in traditional form at the Oregon track. Sweet started the night by setting Quick Time – five hundredths of a second off the track record he set in 2016. He then finished second in his Drydene Heat race and won the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

Sweet jolted to the lead at the start of the 30-lap Feature, but Gravel never let the “Big Cat” out of his sight. The Watertown, Conn.-native stayed within a second to half of a second gap behind Sweet throughout the race.

Lap traffic came into play on Lap seven, but every time a slower car would obstruct Sweet’s run around the high side of the track – allowing Gravel to close on him – Gravel would also face the same issue once having to deal with the lap car himself.

However, with five laps to go, Sweet found himself stuck behind the slower cars of Brent Marks and Jessie Attard going into turn one. The two cars blocked the top lane, forcing Sweet to hammer the brakes and kill his momentum into the turn. That allowed Gravel to dive into the turn and exit off the bottom with the lead.

“I miss judged how slow that fifty-three (car) was going,” Sweet said. “Brent got kind of tangled up with him and I basically had to stop. I was stopped up by the cushion and I knew I was in a bad spot. It wasn’t surprising to see David go by there.”

With the hunger and determination to win again, Sweet said Gravel left the door open the next time around and he threw the power slider at him to take back the lead. Gravel tried to throw another slide job at Sweet with three laps to go but couldn’t slide up in front of the No. 49 car in time. Sweet went on to claim the victory.

Looking back on the race, Gravel has an idea of what he could have done differently.

“Maybe just throw a bomb on him like he gave me back there,” Gravel said. “It’s just one of those things that you’ve got to put moves on guys to win these races. I was just a little nice. He put a big boy move on me and I should’ve done the same back.”

While Gravel and Sweet dueled for the lead, Ian Madsen found his way back to a podium finish – finishing third – and picked up the KSE Hard Charger award by racing from his sixth-place starting position.

“It’s been quite frustrating as of late because we’ve had a lot of car speed, just not luck on our side,” Madsen said. “Just to get on the podium is awesome, especially starting a couple of rows back like we did.”

Schatz finished fourth, allowing Sweet to gain eight points on the reigning champion and continue to keep the battle for the championship tight – now 28 points separating them with 21 races to go this season.

The win couldn’t have come at a better time for Sweet, too, with the Series spending the next five races in his home state of California.

“It’s a good win for us,” Sweet said. “We needed a little confidence booster. These races aren’t easy to win. Even though sometimes they’re easier than others. Tonight was no easy task, even though we started on the pole. The track wasn't super conducive to passing. But it all comes down to lap traffic and I think years of experience has helped me figure out how to finish these things off.”

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday, Sept. 6, and Saturday, Sept. 7, will be at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. for the Gold Cup Race of Champions. Get tickets and more information.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$8,000]; 2. 41-David Gravel [2][$4,000]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [6][$2,500]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$2,200]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$2,100]; 6. 5-Shane Stewart [4][$2,000]; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman [5][$1,800]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$1,600]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [12][$1,500]; 10. 19-Brent Marks [8][$1,300]; 11. 2-Carson Macedo [11][$1,200]; 12. 44W-Austen Wheatley [15][$1,100]; 13. 53-Jessie Attard [14][$1,000]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [13][$700]; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$600]; 16. 75-Brian Boswell [16][$600]; 17. 7-Gravy Fairfield [17][$600]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-25, 27-30; David Gravel 26; KSE Hard Charger Award: 18-Ian Madsen[+3]

Qualifying – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.563; 2. 41-David Gravel, 11.597; 3. 5-Shane Stewart, 11.63; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.672; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman, 11.698; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.816; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.832; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.833; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.845; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.888; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.889; 12. 19-Brent Marks, 11.891; 13. 2-Carson Macedo, 11.914; 14. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 11.994; 15. 53-Jessie Attard, 12.283; 16. 75-Brian Boswell, 13.218; 17. 7-Gravy Fairfield, 14.127

 

 

 

World of Outlaws Cancel Event Slated for Sept. 15 at Fernley 95A Speedway

FERNLEY, NV — Sept. 3, 2019 — World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Fernley 95A Speedway officials have reached a mutual decision to cancel the event on Sunday, Sept. 15.

“Extenuating circumstances have unfortunately led us to canceling this year’s event in Fernley,” said World of Outlaws COO Tom Deery. “After much discussion and thought, we believe this is the best decision to make at this time.”

“We were looking forward to bringing the World of Outlaws to the Reno market, but in the end it’s just not right to do so at this point,” said Fernley 95A owner Dan Simpson. “We are excited about our weekly events in September and October and look forward to a bright future at Fernley 95A Speedway.”

Those who bought tickets in advance will receive a credit on their MyDirtTickets.com account to be used within the next two years. Those who would like a refund can call 844-DIRT-TIX Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern. The deadline for requesting refunds is Oct. 14, 2019.

For the latest on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars, make sure to follow on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and at www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

 

 

AT A GLANCE: Tim Kaeding hoping to pick up West Coast victory with Sides Motorsports
Sides Motorsports eyes strong performances at Willamette, Silver Dollar speedways

LEBANAON, OR - Sept. 3, 2019 – Tim Kaeding’s 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series part-time schedule with Sides Motorsports is nearing its conclusion.

The West Coast swing through September will be the end of Kaeding’s travel plans, he said. But before stepping out of the No. 7s for the final time this season, the San Jose, Calif.-native wants to bring Jason Sides and the Sides Motorsports team to Victory Lane.

“We’ve been so close so many times,” Kaeding said. “I think we’ve left a lot on the plate this year. If we can get a win it would probably make everyone a lot happier. I know we’d probably drink all night and not be able to race the next day, but you know it is something both me and Jay (Sides) want. It would be awesome for us to get a win here eventually.”

He’ll miss the Wednesday, Sept. 4, race at Willamette Speedway, due to running 360 Sprint Car races in California – Sides will be there eyeing his first victory at the 3/10-mile track – but Kaeding will be back to run the California races, starting with the Friday, Sept. 6, and Saturday, Sept. 7, Gold Cup race of Champion doubleheader at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico. Calif.

Kaeding won at Silver Dollar Speedway two weeks ago with the Northern Auto Racing Club Sprint Car Series and finished second both nights of the Gold Cup last year. He’d like to finish one spot better at least one of the nights this year.

“I think I’ve run second at Gold Cup three or four times,” Kaeding said. “Had a lot of bad luck there for a lot of years. Hopefully we can get past that and get a win in California, especially if my little guy is there. Just to close this season out with Jay on the West Coast is awesome.”

He’s taken a step back from racing the past few years to spend more time with his son, he said. He enjoys the part-time schedule he has with Sides Motorsports but admitted there’s times his son “hates his dad,” due to him being away. His son loves, racing though, he said. They keep in touch through Facetime on race weekends and get the Sides Motorsport crew in on the call to joke around.

Running the part-time schedule of about 30 races helps keep Kaeding on his game, he said, and helps remind him he still knows how to drive a Sprint Car. It also helps Sides and the crew build confidence with good runs, and adds a little extra money in their pockets.

“We all know Jay. He loves Sprint Car racing,” Kaeding said. “He’s a diehard Sprint Car racer. He’s one of the last few guys that still does everything on his own. For me to be able to come in here, it gives him confidence to know his cars are still capable of running up front.”

Having Kaeding around brings an extra level of fun to the team, Sides said.

“He’s a different kind of character,” Sides said with a smirk. “Always joking. Always upbeat.”

When Kaeding is around, Sides said he is able to bounce setup ideas off him, which he thinks helps both of them.

The pairing showed speed in their first race together this year at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas with Kaeding finishing second. Since then he’s had five top-five finishes, including a fourth-place run at the Knoxville Nationals and recent fifth-place run at Skagit Speedway.

“They’ve been good every night I get in this thing,” Kaeding said. “It’s a true testament of what Jason does. He is very frugal about things when it comes to his race cars. His race cars have always been fast ever since I started racing with him. Just the comradery we have is awesome because there’s a lot of guys that wouldn’t do this where they bring two cars down.

“We only have one guy half the time with ‘Gravy’ (Stephen Fairfield) and it kicks his butt. That kid, he works his you-know-what off. This thing is like driving a Cadillac sometimes. We’ve shown speed everywhere we go. We’ve had a little bit of bad luck this year at times. But we differently make everyone in the pits know the 7s car can be and is a very vital to this sport.”

While the West Coast swing is currently where his World of Outlaws schedule ends for the season, Kaeding said he’s only a phone call and plane ticket away if the team wants to do more races. He’s already thinking about next year.

“I wish we could continue into next year and do a little bit more, but we’ll have to see what the wintertime brings and what we’re able to do for next year,” Kaeding said.

For the now, the focus is putting the No. 7s back in Victory Lane.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. Get tickets and more information.

Friday, Sept. 6, and Saturday, Sept. 7, at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. for the Gold Cup race of Champions. Get tickets and more information.

ABOUT THE TRACK
Willamette Speedway is a high-banked, 3/10-mile track. The track record is 11.513 sec. set by Brad Sweet on Sept. 7, 2016.
Online – TrophyMotorsports.com
Phone – (360) 518-2590

Silver Dollar Speedway is a high-banked, 1/4-mile track. The track record is 10.918 sec. set by Daryn Pittman on March 22, 2013.
Online – SilverDollarSpeedway.com
Phone – (530) 891-6535

TICKETS
Tickets can be purchased by going to WorldofOutlaws.com/tix.

3/10 and 3/8-MILE WINNERS THIS YEAR
There have been four races on a 3/10-mile track, so far, this year.
River Cities Speedway: Logan Schuchart won on June 7 and Donny Schatz on Aug. 16
Skagit Speedway: Logan Schuchart won on Aug. 30 and Aug. 31

There have been four races on a 1/4-mile track, so far, this year.
Silver Dollar Speedway: Carson Macedo won on March 15
Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway: Donny Schatz won on May 31 and Shane Stewart won on June 1
Fairbury Speedway: Kyle Larson won on June 4

WILLAMETTE SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2018 – Donny Schatz on Sept. 5
2017 – Jason Johnson Sept. 6
2016 – Donny Schatz on Sept. 7
2014 – Shane Stewart on Sept. 2
2013 – Tim Kaeding on Sept. 3
2012 – Kerry Madsen on Sept. 3

SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2019 – Carson Macedo on March 16
2018 – Brad Sweet on Sept. 7, Rico Abreu on Sept. 8
2017 – Kyle Hirst on Sept. 8, Shane Stewart on Sept. 9
2016 – Donny Schatz on April 2, Shane Stewart on Sept. 9, Rico Abreu on Sept. 10
2015 – Donny Schatz on March 28, Shane Stewart on Sept. 11, Donny Schatz on Sept. 12
2014 – Carson Macedo on Sept. 5, Jonathan Allard on Sept. 6
2013 – Paul McMahan on March 23, Joey Saldana on Sept. 6, Jason Meyers on Sept. 7
2012 – Donny Schatz on March 23, Donny Schatz on Sept. 6, Sean Becker on Sept. 7, Kyle Larson on Sept. 8
2011 – Craig Dollansky on March 12, Paul McMahan on Sept. 9, Kyle Larson on Sept. 10
2010 – Jason Meyers on Sept. 11
2009 – Joey Saldana on March 13, Jason Meyers on March 14, Joey Saldana on Sept. 12
2008 – Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 6
2007 – Joey Saldana on Sept. 8
2006 – Daryn Pittman on Sept. 9
2005 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 10
2004 – Donny Schatz on Sept. 11
2003 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 6
2002 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 7
2001 – Mark Kinser on Sept. 8
2000 – Danny Lasoski on Sept. 16
1999 – Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 18
1998 – Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 19
1997 – Dave Blaney on Sept. 20
1996 – Jeff Swindell on Sept. 21
1995 – Andy Hillenburg on Sept. 16
1994 – Andy Hillenburg on Sept. 17
1993 – Stevie Smith on Sept. 18
1992 – Steve Kinser on March 13, Steve Kinser on Sept. 19
1991 – Dave Blaney on March 15, Brent Kaeding on March 16, Joe Gaerte on Sept. 14
1990 – Brent Kaeding on March 9, Bobby Davis, Jr., on March 11, Steve Kinser on Sept. 15
1989 – Bobby Davis, Jr. on March 11, Jac Haudenschild on March 11, Darrell Hanestad on Sept. 20
1988 – Jac Haudenschild on March 4, Jimmy Sills on March 5, Steve Kinser on Sept. 17
1987 – Dave Bradway, Jr. on March 6, Jac Haudenschild on March 7, Steve Kinser on Sept. 19
1986 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 21
1985 – Danny Smith on Sept. 21
1984 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 22
1983 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 24
1982 – Doug Wolfgang on Sept. 25
1981 – Sammy Swindell on Sept. 25, Sammy Swindell on Sept. 26
1980 – Steve Kinser on June 6, Steve Kinser on June 7, Johnny Anderson on Sept. 27

ON THE INTERNET
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
Twitter – Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – Instagram.com/WoOSprint – @woosprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws
YouTube – YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – Dirtvision.com – Get your Fast Pass to watch all races LIVE for only $39/month
Twitter – Twitter.com/DIRTVision – @DIRTVision
Facebook – Facebook.com/WatchDIRTVision

DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Brent Marks – @bmracing19
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
Ian Madsen – @IanMadsen
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Shane Stewart – @shanestewart_5
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Wednesday, Sept. 11, will be at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. for the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts. Get tickets and more information.

Then on Friday, Sept. 13, the Series will be at the Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. for the NOS Energy Drink Showdown. Get tickets and more information. And on Saturday, Sept. 14, will be at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

2019 STATS
There have been 53 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (16 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 12
2– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 8
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 7
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 3
6– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
7 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (40 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 21
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 18
3– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 17
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 15
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 12
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 12
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 10
7– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 8
8 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 7
9 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 6
10 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 5
11 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 4
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
12 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 3
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 3
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 3
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 3
13 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
14 – Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1
– Willie Croft, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Tony Stewart, Columbus, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Montieth, Phoenixville, Pa. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (22 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 8
2 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
3 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 3
5 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Jeff Swindell, Memphis, Tenn. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (30 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 3
2 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
3 – Cale Conley, Vienna, W.Va. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– T.J. Stutts, Liverpool, Pa. – 1
– Cory Haas, York, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Russel Borland, Kewaskum, Wis. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Australia – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (13 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia
– Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Lee Jacobs, Dalton, Ohio – 1
– Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (2 different drivers)
1 – Justin Peck, Monrovia, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (27 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 26
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 22
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 21
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 18
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 14
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 7
7 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 6
8 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
9 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
10 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 3
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 3
11 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
12 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Jason Solwold, Burlington, Wash. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (25 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
2 – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 5
3 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 4
4 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
5 – Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 2
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 2
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
– Dominic Scelzi – Fresno, Calif. – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Pa. – 2
6 – Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Derek Hagar, Marion, Ark. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (24 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 284
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 224
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 214
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 210
5 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 96
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 90
7– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 77
8 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 62
9 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 55
10 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 53
11 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 52
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 52
12 – Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 48
13 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 41
14 – Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 34
15 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 31
16 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 25
17 – Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 22
18 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 19
19 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 10
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 10
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 10
20 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 6
21 – Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 2

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (19 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 14
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 7
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
5 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
6 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Sye Lynch, Apollo, Pa. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1

FASTEST IN PRACTICE (18 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of times fastest
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 9
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 8*
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 7
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 6
5 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4*
6 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 3
7 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
8 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1*
*A fastest time came during a second set of Hot Laps

2019 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (2)
3. Sunday, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park/ Baberville, Fla. / Rainout-Canceled
4. Friday, Feb. 22 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
5. Saturday, Feb. 23 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
6. Wednesday, Feb. 27 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Tim Shaffer (1)
7. Thursday, Feb. 28 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (1)
8. Friday, March 8 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
9. Saturday, March 9 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Ian Madsen (1)
10. Friday, March 15 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Carson Macedo (1)
11. Saturday, March 16 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Logan Schuchart (1)
12. Friday, March 22 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
13. Saturday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Rainout-Rescheduled for Sept. 11
14. Friday, March 29 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
15. Saturday, March 30 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Aaron Reutzel (1)
16. Friday, April 5 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (1)
17. Saturday, April 6 / Arizona Speedway / Queen Creek, Ariz. / David Gravel (2)
18. Friday, April 12 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Logan Schuchart (2)
19. Saturday, April 13 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
20. Friday, April 26 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, Mo. / Brad Sweet (2)
21. Saturday, April 27 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway / Pevely, Mo. / Rainout-Canceled
22. Sunday, April 28 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Sept. 25
23. Friday, May 3 / Riverside International Speedway / West Memphis, Ark. / Rainout-Canceled
24. Saturday, May 4 / Tri-State International Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Oct. 13
25. Friday, May 10 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (2)
26. Saturday, May 11 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Postponed-Rescheduled for July 17
27. Wednesday, May 15 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Lance Dewease (1)
28. Friday, May 17 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / David Gravel (3)
29. Saturday, May 18 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (2)
30. Sunday, May 19 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / Rainout-Canceled
31. Tuesday, May 21 / Bridgeport Speedway / Bridgeport, NJ / Danny Dietrich (1)
32. Friday, May 24 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
33. Saturday, May 25 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Logan Schuchart (3)
34. Monday, May 27 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Kyle Larson (1)
35. Friday, May 31 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Donny Schatz (3)
36. Saturday, June 1 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Shane Stewart (1)
37. Tuesday, June 4 / Fairbury Speedway / Fairbury, Ill. / Kyle Larson (2)
38. Friday, June 7 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Logan Schuchart (4)
39. Saturday, June 8 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, Minn. / Brad Sweet (3)
40. Friday, June 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brian Brown (1)
41. Saturday, June 15 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brad Sweet (4)
42. Saturday, June 22 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Brad Sweet (5)
43. Sunday, June 23 / Dubuque Speedway / Dubuque, Iowa / Rainout-Canceled
44. Thursday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Brad Sweet (6)
45. Friday, June 28 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Carson Macedo (2)
46. Saturday, June 29 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Brad Sweet (7)
47. Wednesday, July 3 / Brown County Speedway, Aberdeen, S.D. / Brad Sweet (8)
48. Saturday, July 6 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
49. Saturday, July 6 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Brad Sweet (9)
50. Friday, July 12 / Hartford Speedway / Hartford, Mich. / David Gravel (4)
51. Saturday, July 13 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, Wis. / Donny Schatz (4)
52. Wednesday, July 17 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (5)
53.Thursday, July 18 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Brad Sweet (10)
54. Friday, July 19 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (6)
55. Saturday, July 20 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Brad Sweet (11) – Kings Royal
56. Tuesday, July 23 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / David Gravel (5)
57. Friday, July 26 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Tim Shaffer (2)
58. Saturday, July 27 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Donny Schatz (7)
59. Friday, Aug. 2 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Brad Sweet (12)
60. Saturday, Aug. 3 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
61. Wednesday, Aug. 7 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Trey Starks (Prelim)
62. Thursday, Aug. 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / David Gravel (Prelim)
63. Friday, Aug. 9 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Kerry Madsen (Prelim)
64. Saturday, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / David Gravel (6) – Knoxville Nationals
65. Friday, Aug. 16 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (8)
66. Saturday, Aug. 17 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, N.D. / Rainout-Canceled
67. Friday, Aug. 23 / Black Hills Speedway / Rapid City, S.D. / Carson Macedo (3)
68. Saturday, Aug. 24 / Big Sky Speedway / Billings, Mont. / David Gravel (7)
69. Friday, Aug. 30 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Logan Schuchart (5)
70. Saturday, Aug. 31 / Skagit Speedway / Alger, Wash. / Logan Schuchart (6)
71. Monday, Sept. 2 / Grays Harbor Raceway / Elma, Wash. / Daryn Pittman (3)

 

 

LABORING VICTORY: Daryn Pittman wins Labor Day race at Grays Harbor Raceway
With his 84th career victory, Pittman has tied his hero Stevie Smith on the all-time wins list

ELMA, WA – Sept. 2, 2019 – Daryn Pittman has matched his childhood hero.

With a dominating performance Monday night at Grays Harbor Raceway, Pittman earned his 84th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory – tying his idol Stevie Smith on the all-time wins list.

“That’s pretty cool,” Pittman said. “That’ll take a little while to sink in.”

Smith had two wins at Grays Harbor. Pittman’s victory was his first at the raceway, and his third win of the 2019 season with Roth Motorsports.

It took seven months – since his 83rd win in February – and 30 grueling laps around 3/8-mile raceway to get win number 84.

He put himself in position to get the victory by first winning his Drydene Heat race and then finishing second in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash behind fellow Oklahoma driver Shane Stewart. Like Pittman, Stewart was eager for another win – having not won since June.

Their desperation to hold the checkered flag again manifested in the first three laps. They drag raced past the soaring green flag; their bumpers aligned. Sailing into turn one, Stewart went low, Pittman high. The Killer Instinct Crossbows No. 5 car edged Pittman by half a car into the corner and on exit.

Carrying more momentum off turn two, Pittman crept his way alongside Stewart down the backstretch. Before entering turn three the two almost made contact forcing Pittman to halt his run. The lead was now in Stewart's control.

Pittman had let too many victories slip through his fingers. He wasn’t going to let another opportunity drive away. He powered back to the outside of Stewart in turn one and kept alongside him down the backstretch.

Knowing Pittman was there, Stewart launched his car to the bottom of the track in turn three. Pittman stayed high, allowing himself to build momentum around the top and dive underneath Stewart on the exit of the turn. They again drag raced side by side down the front stretch. When turn one approached, Pittman stayed in the throttle, darting past Stewart for the lead on Lap 3.

The Roth Enterprises No. 83 car then began to pull away. However, a few laps later Pittman slid out of the racing groove into loose dirt in turn two, sending his car sideways. Dancing with the throttle and steering wheel, he worked his way out of the mistake. But Stewart was now back within striking distance.

On Lap 11 Stewart was side by side with Pittman due to a caution for a slowing Jason Sides. When the race restarted, Pittman accelerated back in front of the field. Stewart was no longer behind him, though. An aggressive Carson Macedo snuck his way by Jacob Allen and Stewart on the restart to move into second.

The rookie wasn't able to keep pace with the determined veteran. Pittman pulled away to a comfortable lead. On Lap 19 he was again forced to give it up. Stewart came to a stop in turn four due to power steering issues and brought out the caution.

On the restart, Macedo gave Pittman a scare. The California-native stayed with him down the front stretch and held onto his bumper down the backstretch before diving underneath the No. 83 car into turn three. The high side continued to favor Pittman, though. He used the available grip to launch ahead of Macedo and maintain his throne as the leader.

“I gave away a chance at winning forty grand at Jackson (Motorplex) by choosing the outside, and trust me that’s haunted me for a while and the next race I’m going to lose by choosing the inside, and I told myself that,” Pittman said. “Won the first restart against Shane and never saw him and Carson scared the crap out of me there on the last one.”

With Pittman pulling away to more than a second lead, Macedo had to turn his attention to fending off 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz. The reigning champion worked his way around Macedo for second on Lap 23, but the Kyle Larson Racing driver was ready for a brawl to the finish.

Macedo powered through the ruts in the track to keep pace with Schatz and capitalized on the North Dakota driver’s slip up with three laps to go to move back into second. With an 11th championship on the line and the season quickly coming to an end, Schatz is not willing to give up points. He stalked Macedo in the closing laps and snuck his way by him on the final lap to finish in the runner-up spot for the second night in-a-row.

“That’s the way it goes,” Schatz said. “We had to race our way there. At one point we were back in fifth or sixth. To get back up there is good. Consistency wins races. We’ll keep plugging away.”

Macedo admitted he made a mistake by staying up high in the closing laps, allowing Schatz to get back by him. However, he is happy with a podium finish in his first appearance at Grays Harbor Raceway.

Mistakes have haunted Pittman since February when he lost the lead on the final lap at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas. After winning the two season opening races at Volusia Speedway Park, he expected more wins to follow soon after. Many strong runs did, including his first podium finish at the Knoxville Nationals. But no wins.

That changed in August. The weight of not winning was first lifted off his shoulders when he won a non-World of Outlaws $20,000-to-win race at Southern Iowa Speedway. He carried that momentum throughout the month and into September to finally get his 84th career World of Outlaws win.

“Winning the front row challenge (in Iowa) was big for us as a team, just that we could win and it paid good,” Pittman said. “Then to back it up here pretty shortly with an Outlaw win. I feel like we’ve been a top-five, top-three car every night since we left Knoxville. I think momentum is on our side and I don’t think we’re the best team by any means on the road right now, but I think we’re a top three-four contender and if we can do that hopefully wins will follow.”

His next win will mark another crowning achievement. Surpassing his childhood hero's record.

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Wednesday, Sept. 4, will be at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. Get tickets and more information.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [2][$8,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$4,000]; 3. 2-Carson Macedo [5][$2,500]; 4. 41-David Gravel [3][$2,200]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [9][$2,100]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7][$2,000]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [11][$1,800]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$1,600]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [13][$1,500]; 10. 18S-Jason Solwold [8][$1,300]; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart [15][$1,200]; 12. 7S-Tim Kaeding [10][$1,100]; 13. 19-Brent Marks [16][$1,000]; 14. 44W-Austen Wheatley [12][$700]; 15. 53-Jessie Attard [14][$600]; 16. 5-Shane Stewart [1][$600]; 17. 7-Jason Sides [17][$600]; Lap Leaders: Shane Stewart 1-2, Daryn Pittman 3-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+4]

Qualifying – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.809; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman, 11.835; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.862; 4. 41-David Gravel, 11.871; 5. 18S-Jason Solwold, 11.88; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.912; 7. 5-Shane Stewart, 11.965; 8. 2-Carson Macedo, 11.978; 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12; 10. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.94; 11. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 12.01; 12. 19-Brent Marks, 12.045; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.075; 14. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.174; 15. 53-Jessie Attard, 12.241; 16. 7-Jason Sides, 12.267; 17. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 12.386

 

 

 

TWO FOR ONE: Logan Schuchart sweeps Skagit Speedway doubleheader
Shark Racing’s Schuchart pockets $15,000 payday with sixth win of the season

ALGER, WAS – Aug. 31, 2019 – A small fire lit underneath Logan Schuchart’s car.

There were three laps go. Schuchart the leader – looking to win back to back World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races at Skagit Speedway Saturday night. He had led all 37 laps, fending off constant attacks by Brad Sweet.

The yellow and orange flame illuminated the gap under the tail tank.

Schuchart had already dealt with overheating issues, leaking copious amounts of liquid onto the track during an earlier red flag. Luck was trying its best to keep him from winning his sixth race of the year.

The Pennsylvanian didn’t need luck, though. He had speed. Plenty of it.

With a few quick jabs to the throttle the rear end fire was out. The worry of overheating, none existent. When the green flag flew for the final time Schuchart saw nothing in front of him expect the checkered flag three laps later.

He swept the weekend doubleheader at the 3/10-mile. Won the $15,000 payday – $23,000 in total between the two days. Won his sixth race of the season – further surpassing his previous single season win record of four. And broke his grandfather, and car owner, Bobby Allen’s record for most wins in a single season – five.

“If you would’ve told me a couple of years ago or at the beginning of this year you’re going to be winning a couple of races in-a-row and have six wins on the season... you know, I knew it was something we were capable of doing,” Schuchart said. “I’m just really proud of this team. It’s awesome to get big wins like this.”

Friday night he led all 30 laps en route to the victory. Saturday night he did the same, but with 10 more laps. Unlike Friday night, though, where Schuchart stretched his lead throughout the race, Sweet made Schuchart work for his second win at Skagit Speedway.

The start of Saturday's 40-lap Feature was almost a mirror image of Friday night’s race. Schuchart drag raced side by side with polesitter Tim Kaeding down the front stretch on the initial start. The two stayed that way into the corner, but Schuchart, riding the high line, had the better grip. He rocketed by Kaeding for the lead down the backstretch.

While Schuchart pulled away, catching lap traffic on Lap six for the second night in-a-row, Californians Kaeding and Sweet were the show for the opening eight laps. The two raced side by side, lap after lap, corner after corner. Kaeding ran high, while Sweet threw dive bombs to the bottom each lap.

Kaeding eventually put distance between he and Sweet, but a lapped car hindered his run off turn two, allowing Sweet to stay in the throttle and dive underneath him again in turn three. This time it worked for the “Big Cat.” Sweet cleared Kaeding off turn four on Lap eight and began to hunt Schuchart.

It wasn’t much longer before Sweet was to Schuchart’s bumper with the help of a caution on Lap 12 for Kraig Kinser spinning in turn two. However, the Drydene No. 1s car accelerated better than Sweet on the restart and pulled away with the lead by several car lengths. Once Schuchart hit lapped traffic again a few laps later, Sweet was able to make up ground.

On Lap 23 Sweet was close enough to throw a Hail Mary slide job into turn one, sliding up in front of Schuchart by turn two. The Shark Racing driver was ready for it, though. He held his line and charged underneath Sweet on the exit of the corner, making slight contact with the NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 car before reclaiming the lead.

“I tried to cross back underneath him and he kind of blocked me a little bit and we kind of touched,” Schuchart said. “I was just happy to get back by him. As the race went on I felt like I had a line that felt good to me that I could make moves but also defend myself.”

Sweet tried the same move again four laps later, but didn’t have enough of a run this time to put his car in front of Schuchart. He slid up next to the No. 1s car and then watched it drive away down the backstretch. It was the closest he was going to get to trying to pass Schuchart, even with several late cautions.

“We sure did try,” Sweet said. “Every time we timed it pretty good in traffic Logan was able to counter. We made a little contact that one time, but it was all hard racing. I knew I needed to get the lead and kind of went a little too hard and burned up my tire. The track was really aggressive when you’re running high.”

Behind Schuchart and Sweet, Kaeding, Donny Schatz and Daryn Pittman had a fierce battle for third-place. The three drivers traded slide jobs, dive bombs and dueled all race long for the position. Schatz eventually bested the two with aggressive maneuvers to take the spot. Those moves further paid off on a late restart with three laps to go. Schatz snuck his way by Sweet to end the race in second.

“It’s (the season) winding down,” Schatz said. “You want to get the best finishes you can when you can’t win. Logan was obviously really good and set a pretty good pace. I pretty much used everything up getting to that point. It was pretty aggressive up there (on the high side) on the tires. I tried to save as much as I could, but at the end I was sliding and moving around a bit and that’s what got us the spots we got.”

Schuchart had more than a second gap between he and the 10-time Series champion when he passed the flag stand for the final time to pick up his sixth win of the season. His goal at the beginning of the year was to tie his grandfather’s record for most wins in a year. In one weekend he did that and then beat it.

“That’s pretty good,” Bobby Allen said with a grin. “I’m glad for him. He’s doing good. He’s doing a good job of setting the car up. He’s thinking good. Driving good. We had a little trouble at Eldora with the motor stumbling. We think we got that cured and I think that’s helping us because I noticed he took off hard on the restarts and that made it hard for Sweet to slide him on the start. So, I’m happy about everything right now.”

He’s especially happy about winning $8,000 Friday night and $15,000 Saturday night. It goes a long way for the two-car operation.

“It definitely helps,” Allen said. “What we do is we go into the hole pretty deep, Drydene is a big help, but we go into a hole pretty deep, after Knoxville we start paying our bills off. We’re getting close to getting them all paid off and start working on next year.”

To Schuchart, having his grandfather by his side while he accomplishes his goal means a lot to him, he said. The performance he and his Shark Racing team have had this year is exciting, too.

“To say I’m proud of them is an understatement,” Schuchart said. “Everybody from the top down that’s a part of this, that’s helped from the beginning, I know they’re all smiling in Pennsylvania. It’s pretty cool.

“We just want to keep the momentum going. We want to build with it. Keep building this team up to where it can be the best and eventually win a championship. The last couple weeks showed we’re working toward that goal.”

A fire has been lit underneath the Shark Racing team and they want to keep it burning.

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Monday, Sept. 2, will trek to Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. Get tickets and more information.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$15,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$5,700]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$3,500]; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman [5][$3,000]; 5. 7S-Tim Kaeding [1][$2,600]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [8][$2,400]; 7. 2-Carson Macedo [11][$2,300]; 8. 41-David Gravel [7][$2,200]; 9. 18S-Jason Solwold [10][$2,150]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$2,100]; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [12][$1,600]; 12. 5-Shane Stewart [16][$1,350]; 13. 44W-Austen Wheatley [13][$1,300]; 14. 18-Ian Madsen [20][$1,200]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6][$1,100]; 16. 7-Jason Sides [15][$1,000]; 17. 23-Steve Parker [21][$900]; 18. 56-Justin Youngquist [17][$850]; 19. 53-Jessie Attard [14][$800]; 20. 8R-Justyn Cox [19][$800]; 21. 6-Tony Gualda [18][$800]; Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 18-Ian Madsen[+6]

Qualifying – 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.347; 2. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 11.392; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.394; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.42; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman, 11.434; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.472; 7. 18S-Jason Solwold, 11.488; 8. 2-Carson Macedo, 11.493; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.516; 10. 41-David Gravel, 11.533; 11. 19-Brent Marks, 11.567; 12. 7-Jason Sides, 11.601; 13. 5-Shane Stewart, 11.604; 14. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.621; 15. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.637; 16. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 11.678; 17. 53-Jessie Attard, 11.71; 18. 6-Tony Gualda, 11.998; 19. 8R-Justyn Cox, 12.062; 20. 56-Justin Youngquist, 12.13; 21. 23-Steve Parker, 12.532

 

 

SECOND NO MORE: Schuchart wins at Skagit Speedway Logan Schuchart dominated the 30-lap event to win his fifth race of the season

ALGER, WA – Aug. 30, 2019 – Logan Schuchart always wanted to match his grandfather Bobby Allen’s win total in a single World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season – five.

For the Pennsylvania-native that number always stopped at four. He's had seven second-place finishes since his fourth win of the year in June. Always close. But never quite enough.

Until Friday night at Skagit Speedway. Schuchart claimed his first victory at the 3/10-mile speedway and the illustrious fifth win of the season.

“Having my grandfather by my side since the beginning, he’s the main part of why this team is where it is, and really everyone together, but he’s the boss, the man in charge,” Schuchart said. “The most Outlaw wins he had in a year was five, so that was my main goal at the beginning of the year to at least get that. It’s pretty cool to do that with him and the rest of our team.”

Schuchart and his Shark Racing team at first looked destined for another runner-up finish as the night progressed. He finished second to Kraig Kinser in his Drydene Heat race and then second to Kinser again in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

While Schuchart was hungry for another win this year, Kinser had his eye on his first victory since 2017.

In the Heat race and the Dash, Kinser got the jump on Schuchart at the start both times, able to clear the Drydene No. 1s down the backstretch and pull away to the win.

When the 30-lap Feature went green, Schuchart was ready. He stayed side by side with Kinser into the first turn. Kinser, on the bottom, edged Schuchart on the exit of turn two, but the Shark Racing driver had the better run on the outside and powered by the Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 11k for the lead.

Both drivers contributed the feat to larger fuel loads for the Feature.

“I got on the gas, got a little high, it really wasn’t that bad down the straightaways, but when I got into one it wouldn’t turn, I had to slow down too much and he ripped the top on me,” Kinser said.

Schuchart pulled away by several car lengths, but a caution two laps into the race brought Kinser back to his tail tank. On the restart the Pennsylvanian picked up where he left off. He rocketed in front of Kinser by almost two car lengths before entering turn one and then ran away with the lead.

Kinser said he couldn’t hang with Schuchart in traffic.

Schuchart caught the back of the field by Lap six, but the slower cars didn’t hinder his performance. He maneuvered around them with ease, never losing his quick pace. However, in the closing laps, Schuchart said he felt like he fell off a little bit.

“For the first half, three-quarters of the race I could run up on any car that is in front of me and run a different line and go right by them,” Schuchart said. “There at the end I caught up to Shane (Stewart), but I wasn’t gaining anymore. It’s hard to tell how close Kraig is. You’re just running your own race at that point.”

At the end of the 28- lap run to the finish, Schuchart crossed the finish line with a 4.6 second lead over Kinser.

“I’ve wanted to win here for a couple of years now, since we’ve been coming here,” Schuchart said.

While Schuchart celebrated breaking his streak of second-place finishes, Kinser was celebrating his runner-up finish. It was his fourth top-five of the year and first podium finish of the year, too.

“Struggled a little bit the last couple of weeks, but this feels pretty good,” Kinser said. “Obviously would’ve liked to have gotten the win, but just the way it goes. I’m happy we had a quick car from the time we unloaded to the checkered flag.”

Rounding out the podium was former full-time World of Outlaws driver and Burlington, Wash.-native Jason Solwold. He was also fast all night, making the Dash and then holding onto the third-place spot throughout the Feature.

“We definitely came out of the box good,” Soldwold said. “Third quick and third in the main event there, not too bad.”

Shane Stewart earned the KSE Hard Charger award by charging from last on the grid – 18th – to 13th. It was a small victory after flipping on the opening lap of his Heat race – that resulted in him throwing a few jabs at Carson Macedo, who had made contact with him.

David Gravel and his Jason Johnson Racing were the best out of the box to start the night by setting a new track record of 10.578 sec. – Gravel’s 14th Quick Time of the year. He broke his streak of consecutive podium finishes since winning the Knoxville Nationals, though, with a sixth-place finish. However, he was still able to gain points on 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz – who finished eighth.

Gravel is still third in points, now 102 points behind Schatz. California-native Brad Sweet, who sits second in points, also gain a little on the reigning champion by finishing fifth – now 24 points behind Schatz.

Schuchart – 298 points behind Schatz – knows it would be hard to get in the mix with the top three in points, but has his eye on fourth-place, currently held by Daryn Pittman. He’s currently 34 points behind him.

“We’re kind of close to Daryn there in points, it would be nice to see if we could get him,” Schuchart said. “My best finish in points is sixth, last year. We’re fifth right now, I’d like to get to fourth and stay consistent. Keep learning as a program.

“We had two new guys with Ron Helmick and Ben Whitman this year and they’ve improved tremendously since they’ve started. I just want to improve the team and keep building this team from what it was five years ago and keep heading in the right direction.”

Tying records with Bobby Allen is a good start.

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will return to Skagit Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 31, for the final night of the Series’ doubleheader at Alger, Wash. Track. For tickets call (360) 724-3567.

As always, if you can’t be there in person, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$8,000]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1][$4,000]; 3. 18S-Jason Solwold [4][$2,500]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [3][$2,200]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$2,100]; 6. 41-David Gravel [5][$2,000]; 7. 7S-Tim Kaeding [8][$1,800]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$1,600]; 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [12][$1,500]; 10. 83-Daryn Pittman [10][$1,300]; 11. 2-Carson Macedo [9][$1,200]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [11][$1,100]; 13. 5-Shane Stewart [18][$1,000]; 14. 44W-Austen Wheatley [17][$700]; 15. 53-Jessie Attard [14][$600]; 16. 7-Jason Sides [15][$600]; 17. 8R-Devon Borden [16][$600]; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen [13][$600]; 19. 56-Justin Youngquist [19][$600]; Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 5-Shane Stewart[+5]

Qualifying – 1. 41-David Gravel, 10.578; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.607; 3. 18S-Jason Solwold, 10.621; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 10.679; 5. 2-Carson Macedo, 10.69; 6. 19-Brent Marks, 10.695; 7. 5-Shane Stewart, 10.709; 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.717; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.731; 10. 83-Daryn Pittman, 10.737; 11. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 10.764; 12. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.766; 13. 18-Ian Madsen, 10.785; 14. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.786; 15. 53-Jessie Attard, 10.938; 16. 8R-Devon Borden, 11.004; 17. 56-Justin Youngquist, 11.131; 18. 7-Jason Sides, 11.158; 19. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 11.172

 

 

AT A GLANCE: Stewart aims for season rejuvenation at Skagit, Grays Harbor
Shane Stewart hopes to get back to winning ways in Washington during final stretch with CJB Motorsports

ALGER, WA – Aug. 28 – Shane Stewart has one main goal for the remainder of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season: to get his name “out of the mud.”

The Bixby, Oklahoma driver has been through a gamut of emotions this season; from the joy of winning an inaugural race at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway to the disappointment of crashing on his qualifying night for the Knoxville Nationals, after setting Quick Time.

He also recently found out his first year with CJB Motorsports will be his last after the season finale at the World Finals.

“We weren’t meshing together,” said Chad Clemens, part owner of CJB Motorsports. “It’s business. Shane knows the deal. We know the deal. He’s a great guy. Great family. But we’re not meshing as a team. When that happens you have to make changes and that’s pretty much what we chose to do.

“I felt like I gave him plenty of time, you know I didn’t hold it from him for another month or two or whatever and throw it on him. I gave him enough time, out of respect to him, to say, ‘Hey listen, we’re going in a different direction’ and that’s what we chose.”

With no confirmed plans for 2020, yet, Stewart is focused on finishing the year strong with the team, starting this weekend in Washington.

On Aug. 30-31 the Series will be at Skagit Speedway and on Sept. 2 it will venture to Grays Harbor Raceway – two tracks Stewart has previously won at. He was a car length’s distance away from winning the first night at Skagit Speedway last year, too.

“I’ve just always been really good at those tracks,” Stewart said. “I’ve picked up big wins at both of them. Never been able to win the final night at Skagit for the Outlaw races, but we’ve been in contention. Just always had a good package for both racetracks.”

The late summer West Coast swing is the best time of year, according to Stewart, and he’s going into it with some momentum.

He led laps and finished second at Black Hills Speedway and then followed that up with a top-10 run at Big Sky Speedway.

The highs and lows of the season “have been a lot to take in,” Stewart said. Including the loss of crew chief Barry Jackson, who will be working with affiliated KI Crossbow sponsored driver Kerry Madsen for the rest of the 2019 season. Jackson will still be available to help, especially when Madsen is racing with the World of Outlaws, Stewart said, but the it’s up to him and his crew to set up the car and figure out the shock package.

Jackson went off the road to get a head start on the 2020 season, Clemens said. The team felt working with Madsen and his team for the rest of the season would be a good test to try different things for next year. Jackson will be back with the CJB Motorsports No. 5 car next year.

CJB Motorsports has yet to decide on who will replace Stewart next year. That decision may come in the next 30 to 60 days, according to Clemens. The team is also exploring the possibility of a second car that may run about 60 races next year.

“That’s sort of just talk,” Clemens said about a second car. “Nothing etched in stone.”

For the remainder of the year, Clemens said he would like to see Stewart win races, be in the top-five and gain some confidence for himself.

Stewart was initially disappointed losing the win at Black Hills Speedway – which the team ran without Jackson – but he’s found the positives in the finish.

“I think if you take a step back and look at our performance [at Black Hills Speedway] it says a lot about the guys and the hard work they continue to do for me,” Stewart said. “We’ve got great pieces here. Just have to make them work. Barry has said this the whole season, everything is here. But sometimes, for some weird reason, things don’t mesh the right way.”

One issue he’s been dealing with is trying to get comfortable in the CJB Motorsports cars. Some nights he is. Others he’s not. Stewart said he’s used to picking his own cars and doing his own thing with previous teams. But CJB Motorsports was a different atmosphere he had to learn with Jackson building and maintaining the cars his own way.

“I had to kind of learn to drive a different way,” Stewart said. “These cars are a little tighter than what I’ve been used to. I just didn’t do a very good job of doing that.”

He stated all of the ingredients to run up front and finish high in points are in the team, so it’s been aggravating to everyone that they haven’t been able to find the level of consistency needed to do so.

“Hopefully we can finish the year strong and we can all kind of separate and go our own ways on good conditions, good faith and chalk it up as a good experience that we’ve all learned a lot from,” Stewart said.

Stewart is still looking forward to the rest of the season. There are several races coming up, such as the ones at Skagit Speedway and Grays Harbor Raceway, where he’s had success before. Several chances to get his name “out of the mud.”

“The thing is, Sprint Car fans, Sprint Car mechanics, owners, you’re only as good as your last race out here,” Stewart said. “My name hasn’t been mentioned too many times this year. And that’s one thing I’ve got to concentrate on and get good strong finishes. And get my name back up to where it used to be. And where it should be. And where it needs to be. That’s just one thing I’m going to try and focus on real hard and try to accomplish.”

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Friday, Aug. 30, and Saturday, Aug. 31, at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. Get tickets and more information.

Monday, Sept. 2, at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. Get tickets and more information.

ABOUT THE TRACK
Skagit Speedway is a high-banked, 3/10-mile track. The track record is 10.718 sec. set by Daryn Pittman on Aug. 30, 2013.
Online – SkagitSpeedway.com
Phone – (360) 724-3567

Grays Harbor Raceway is a high-banked 3/8-mile track. The track record is 11.750 sec. set by Joey Saldana on Sept. 7, 2015.
Online – GraysHarborRaceway.net
Phone – (360) 482-4374

TICKETS
Tickets can be purchased by going to WorldofOutlaws.com/tix.

3/10 and 3/8-MILE WINNERS THIS YEAR
There have been two races on a 3/10-mile track, so far, this year.
River Cities Speedway: Logan Schuchart won on June 7 and Donny Schatz on Aug. 16

There have been nine races on a 3/8-mile track, so far, this year.
Stockton Dirt Track: Logan Schuchart won on March 16
Keller Auto Speedway: David Gravel won on March 29
USA Raceway: Brad Sweet won on April 5
Lincoln Speedway: Lance Dewease won on May 15
Lawrenceburg Speedway: Kyle Larson won on May 27
Granite City Speedway: Brad Sweet won on June 8
Cedar Lake Speedway: Sheldon Haudenschild and Brad Sweet won on July 6
Hartford Speedway: David Gravel on July 12
Big Sky Speedway: David Gravel on Aug. 24

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2018 – Sheldon Haudenschild on Aug. 31, Daryn Pittman on Sept. 1
2017 – Shane Stewart on Sept. 1, Daryn Pittman on Sept. 2
2016 – David Gravel on Sept. 2, David Gravel on Sept. 3
2015 – Shane Stewart on Sept. 5
2014 – Donny Schatz on Aug. 29, Donny Schatz on Aug. 30
2013 – Sammy Swindell on Aug. 30, Donny Schatz on Aug. 31
2012 – Kerry Madsen on Aug. 31, Travis Jacobson on Sept. 1
2011 – Craig Dollansky on Sept. 2, Sam Hafertepe Jr. on Sept. 3
2010 – Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 3, Steve Kinser on Sept. 4
2009 – Joey Saldana on Sept. 4, Jason Meyers on Sept. 5
2008 – Jason Solwold on Aug. 30, Joey Saldana on Aug. 31
2007 – Brooke Tatnell on Aug. 24, Craig Dollansky on Aug. 25
2006 – Brooke Tatnell on Aug. 26
2002 – Joey Saldana on Aug. 23
1995 – Dave Blaney on Aug. 26
1994 – Dave Blaney on Aug. 27
1979 – Jack Hewitt on June 14, Sammy Swindell on June 15, Doug Wolfgang on June 16
1978 – Doug Wolfgang on June 17, Doug Wolfgang on June 18

GRAYS HARBOR RACEWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2018 – Donny Schatz on Sept. 3
2017 – Shane Stewart on Sept. 4
2015 – Donny Schatz on Sept. 7
2014 – Donny Schatz on Sept. 1
2013 – Donny Schatz on Sept. 2
2012 – Sammy Swindell on Aug. 29
2008 – Kraig Kinser on Sept. 1
2007 – Shane Stewart on Aug. 27
2005 – Donny Schatz on Aug. 27
2004 – Steve Kinser on Aug. 28
2003 – Jason Meyers on Aug. 23
2002 – Tim Shaffer on Aug. 17
2001 – Stevie Smith on Aug. 18
2000 – Mark Kinser on Aug. 20
1999 – Mark Kinser on Aug. 21
1998 – Steve Kinser on Aug. 22
1997 – Sammy Swindell on Aug. 23
1996 – Dave Blaney on Aug. 24

ON THE INTERNET
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
Twitter – Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – Instagram.com/WoOSprint – @woosprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws
YouTube – YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – Dirtvision.com – Get your Fast Pass to watch all races LIVE for only $39/month
Twitter – Twitter.com/DIRTVision – @DIRTVision
Facebook – Facebook.com/WatchDIRTVision

DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Brent Marks – @bmracing19
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
Ian Madsen – @IanMadsen
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Shane Stewart – @shanestewart_5
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Wednesday, Sept. 4, will be at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. Get tickets and more information.

Then on Friday, Sept. 6, and Saturday, Sept. 7, the Series will return to Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. for the Gold Cup Race of Champions. Get tickets and more information.

2019 STATS
There have been 50 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (16 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 12
2– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 8
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 7
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
7 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (39 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 20
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 18
3– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 16
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 13
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 12
6 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 11
7 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 10
8– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 8
9 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 7
10 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 6
11 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 5
12 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 4
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
13 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 3
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 3
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 3
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 3
14 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa – 2
15 – Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1
– Willie Croft, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Tony Stewart, Columbus, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Montieth, Phoenixville, Pa. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (21 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 8
2 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 4
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
3 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 3
4 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
5 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Jeff Swindell, Memphis, Tenn. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (30 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 3
2 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
3 – Cale Conley, Vienna, W.Va. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– T.J. Stutts, Liverpool, Pa. – 1
– Cory Haas, York, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Russel Borland, Kewaskum, Wis. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Australia – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (13 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia
– Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Lee Jacobs, Dalton, Ohio – 1
– Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (2 different drivers)
1 – Justin Peck, Monrovia, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (25 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 24
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 21
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 21
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 16
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 13
5 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 6
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 6
6 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
7 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
8 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 3
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 3
9 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
10 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (25 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
2 – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 5
3 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
4 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3
5 – Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 2
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 2
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
– Dominic Scelzi – Fresno, Calif. – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
6 – Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Derek Hagar, Marion, Ark. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (24 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 284
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 224
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 214
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 140
5 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 96
6– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 77
7 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 62
8 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 60
9 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 55
10 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 53
11 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 52
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 52
12 – Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 48
13 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 41
14 – Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 34
15 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 31
16 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 25
17 – Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 22
18 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 19
19 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 10
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 10
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 10
20 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 6
21 – Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 2

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (19 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 13
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 7
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
5 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
6 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Sye Lynch, Apollo, Pa. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1

FASTEST IN PRACTICE (18 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of times fastest
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 9
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 7*
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 6
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
5 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4*
6 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 3
7 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
8 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1*
*A fastest time came during a second set of Hot Laps

2019 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (2)
3. Sunday, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park/ Baberville, Fla. / Rainout-Canceled
4. Friday, Feb. 22 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
5. Saturday, Feb. 23 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
6. Wednesday, Feb. 27 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Tim Shaffer (1)
7. Thursday, Feb. 28 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (1)
8. Friday, March 8 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
9. Saturday, March 9 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Ian Madsen (1)
10. Friday, March 15 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Carson Macedo (1)
11. Saturday, March 16 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Logan Schuchart (1)
12. Friday, March 22 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
13. Saturday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Rainout-Rescheduled for Sept. 11
14. Friday, March 29 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
15. Saturday, March 30 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Aaron Reutzel (1)
16. Friday, April 5 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (1)
17. Saturday, April 6 / Arizona Speedway / Queen Creek, Ariz. / David Gravel (2)
18. Friday, April 12 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Logan Schuchart (2)
19. Saturday, April 13 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
20. Friday, April 26 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, Mo. / Brad Sweet (2)
21. Saturday, April 27 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway / Pevely, Mo. / Rainout-Canceled
22. Sunday, April 28 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Sept. 25
23. Friday, May 3 / Riverside International Speedway / West Memphis, Ark. / Rainout-Canceled
24. Saturday, May 4 / Tri-State International Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Oct. 13
25. Friday, May 10 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (2)
26. Saturday, May 11 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Postponed-Rescheduled for July 17
27. Wednesday, May 15 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Lance Dewease (1)
28. Friday, May 17 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / David Gravel (3)
29. Saturday, May 18 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (2)
30. Sunday, May 19 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / Rainout-Canceled
31. Tuesday, May 21 / Bridgeport Speedway / Bridgeport, NJ / Danny Dietrich (1)
32. Friday, May 24 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
33. Saturday, May 25 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Logan Schuchart (3)
34. Monday, May 27 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Kyle Larson (1)
35. Friday, May 31 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Donny Schatz (3)
36. Saturday, June 1 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Shane Stewart (1)
37. Tuesday, June 4 / Fairbury Speedway / Fairbury, Ill. / Kyle Larson (2)
38. Friday, June 7 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Logan Schuchart (4)
39. Saturday, June 8 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, Minn. / Brad Sweet (3)
40. Friday, June 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brian Brown (1)
41. Saturday, June 15 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brad Sweet (4)
42. Saturday, June 22 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Brad Sweet (5)
43. Sunday, June 23 / Dubuque Speedway / Dubuque, Iowa / Rainout-Canceled
44. Thursday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Brad Sweet (6)
45. Friday, June 28 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Carson Macedo (2)
46. Saturday, June 29 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Brad Sweet (7)
47. Wednesday, July 3 / Brown County Speedway, Aberdeen, S.D. / Brad Sweet (8)
48. Saturday, July 6 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
49. Saturday, July 6 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Brad Sweet (9)
50. Friday, July 12 / Hartford Speedway / Hartford, Mich. / David Gravel (4)
51. Saturday, July 13 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, Wis. / Donny Schatz (4)
52. Wednesday, July 17 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (5)
53.Thursday, July 18 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Brad Sweet (10)
54. Friday, July 19 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (6)
55. Saturday, July 20 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Brad Sweet (11) – Kings Royal
56. Tuesday, July 23 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / David Gravel (5)
57. Friday, July 26 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Tim Shaffer (2)
58. Saturday, July 27 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Donny Schatz (7)
59. Friday, Aug. 2 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Brad Sweet (12)
60. Saturday, Aug. 3 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
61. Wednesday, Aug. 7 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Trey Starks (Prelim)
62. Thursday, Aug. 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / David Gravel (Prelim)
63. Friday, Aug. 9 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Kerry Madsen (Prelim)
64. Saturday, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / David Gravel (6) – Knoxville Nationals
65. Friday, Aug. 16 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (8)
66. Saturday, Aug. 17 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, N.D. / Rainout-Canceled
67. Friday, Aug. 23 / Black Hills Speedway / Rapid City, S.D. / Carson Macedo (3)
68. Saturday, Aug. 24 / Big Sky Speedway / Billings, Mont. / David Gravel (7)

 

 

 

RIDING THE LIGHTNING: Gravel strikes again with win at Big Sky
David Gravel picks up his seventh win of the season, first Big Sky Speedway win

BILLINGS, MT – Aug. 24, 2019 – After winning the Knoxville Nationals two weeks ago David Gravel still wanted more.

He wanted to keep the momentum going. Keep winning.

Two podium finishes later, Gravel found himself back in World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Victory Lane at Big Sky Speedway Saturday night – his first win at the Montana track and seventh win of the season.

“It’s been an awesome year,” Gravel said. “To win the Knoxville Nationals and be strong with a second and third and win here since then, it’s been great.”

The Watertown, Conn.-native faced several challenges en route to his 46th career World of Outlaws victory. One uncontrollable and the others not much more forgiving.

With potential weather approaching the Billings, Mont. area, Features were swapped, cutting teams’ time to prepared by about 20 minutes.

Gravel had the privilege of starting second for the 35-lap Feature – a position he familiarized himself with all night. He finished second in his Drydene Heat race and then second in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

Logan Schuchart, who finished second to Gravel at the Knoxville Nationals, bested him in the Dash and then bested him on the start of the Feature. Schuchart took command on the initial start, jumping to the lead and pulling away from Gravel.

The Shark Racing driver caught lap traffic by Lap six, but was still able to maintain more than a second lead over Gravel. Both drivers rode the high side of the 3/8-mile track for the majority of the race. But near the halfway point, while Schuchart continued to run high, Gravel transitioned to the bottom.

With 18 laps to, Gravel eliminated Schuchart’s 1.6 second lead and snuck underneath the Drydene No. 1s. The two stayed side by side, wheel to wheel, for the next two laps. Their bumpers traded the lead turn after turn. However, the bottom eventually prevailed.

The Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 41 edged ahead of Schuchart with 16 laps to go.

“Top was kind of dominate all night,” Gravel said. “It was better to be running second there. I found the bottom and took the chance to go down there and it felt really good. I poked my nose on him (Schuchart) one time and luckily I got by him before he knew I was running the bottom.”

Schuchart said he knew Gravel was sneaking underneath him, but thought moving to the bottom would have hurt him rather than helped.

“I felt my car dying down, kind of quit working,” Schuchart said. “I knew he was on the bottom, but it was hard to turn and get back down to the bottom of the racetrack. I felt like if I did try to block him or take his line away I was going to lose more than I was going to gain.”

Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz followed Gravel’s line, shooting underneath Schuchart to take second on Lap 19. However, lapped traffic hindered Schatz’s charge and allowed Schuchart to power back around him to reclaim the runner-up spot the next lap.

Schatz and Schuchart then dueled as if they were fighting for the win in the remaining 15 laps. Lapped cars continued to bother Schatz, though. Every time he tried to dive underneath Schuchart, a lapped car blocked his exit off the corner.

Gravel faced his own battle with the lapped cars, having to navigate large packs of slower cars at a time. They didn’t slow him down, though. With three laps to go, Gravel had a 4.6 second lead over Schuchart.

Then, in the time it took for a quick flash of lightning far in the distance, Gravel’s lead was gone. A caution came out for a car spun in turn two.

The battle for the lead was going to come down to a brawl between Gravel, Schuchart and Schatz.

When the green flag flew for the final time Gravel showed just how strong he really was on the bottom. Gravel and Schuchart went low into the first turn, but Gravel made better use of the line, pulling away from Schuchart and the rest of the field by several car lengths.

Gravel cruised to the win, adding another floor to the tower of momentum he is building with his Jason Johnson Racing team.

“We were working all night on this car, struggling to find a balance and with the weather and getting this [Feature] done before the Street Stock [Feature] we were thrashing,” Gravel said. “These guys gave me a great race car. Just have to thank them for putting me in contention.”

Schuchart held on to finish second – his seventh runner-up finish since his last win in June – over third-place Schatz.

“Sometimes used tires aren’t bad. Tonight, we put a used one on that was already cut up and I think it just quit working in the middle of the race,” Schuchart said. “It’s really chunked up, ripped apart compared to Dave’s and Donny’s.”

Gravel’s win has inched him closer into the championship points battle. He is now 76 points behind second-place Brad Sweet and 106 points behind Schatz.

To make it a three-way battle for the title, Gravel knows he has to keep his momentum going. Wins help, too.

“Hopefully we’ll keep this up and keep the pressure on the front two guys,” Gravel said.

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday, Aug. 30, and Saturday, Aug. 31. will venture to Skagit Speedway in Burlington, Wash. For tickets, call (360) 724-3567.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race in person, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [2][$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1][$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$3,200]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [8][$2,500]; 6. 83-Daryn Pittman [10][$2,300]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [6][$2,200]; 8. 5-Shane Stewart [9][$2,100]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$2,050]; 10. 2-Carson Macedo [5][$2,000]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [11][$1,500]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [12][$1,200]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [7][$1,100]; 14. 37-Trever Kirkland [14][$1,050]; 15. 2JR-Kelly Miller [15][$1,000]; 16. 11-Mindy McCune [17][$900]; 17. 77-Damon McCune [16][$800]; 18. 88-Travis Reber [19][$800]; 19. 20-Mitchell Burns [18][$800]; 20. 29-Jay Burns [20][$800]; 21. 2X-Mike Manwill [21][$800]; Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-19, David Gravel 20-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-Daryn Pittman[+4]

Qualifying – 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.006; 2. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.01; 3. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.027; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.055; 5. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.098; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.105; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.11; 8. 41-David Gravel, 12.172; 9. 5-Shane Stewart, 12.195; 10. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.208; 11. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.302; 12. 19-Brent Marks, 12.396; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.564; 14. 37-Trever Kirkland, 13.119; 15. 2JR-Kelly Miller, 13.261; 16. 88-Travis Reber, 13.407; 17. 11-Mindy McCune, 13.449; 18. 20-Mitchell Burns, 13.725; 19. 77-Damon McCune, 13.841; 20. 29-Jay Burns, 13.632; 21. 2X-Mike Manwill, 14.074

 

 

ROOKIE RISING: Macedo wins $20K NOS Energy Drink Showdown at Black Hills
Carson Macedo overtakes Shane Stewart on an early restart for the lead and powers to his third win of the season

RAPID CITY, SD – Aug. 23, 2019 – Carson Macedo’s goal entering his World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series rookie year was to run well each week and pick up a couple of wins by the end of the season.

Friday night at Black Hills Speedway for the $20,000-to-win NOS Energy Drink Rushmore Outlaw Showdown he picked up his third win of the season – in his first race at Black Hills – and second top-five in-a-row.

“It’s pretty cool,” Macedo said. “To win races was my main goal. I thought if I could get out here and win some races and at least show I could maybe have the speed to contend at one point that my team would get happy and we could all stick together for a few years. I think we can really build something great here.”

Macedo, of Lemoore, Calif., had speed with his Kyle Larson Racing team all night. He charged from sixth-place to second in his Drydene Heat race. Then followed that up with another runner-up finish in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

At the start of the 25-lap Feature, Macedo charged after the lead with the aggression of a hungry young cub. Hammering the throttle around the cushion, Macedo stayed side-by-side with polesitter Shane Stewart through the first turn. By the exit of turn two the two left inches between their tires, but Macedo never lifted and launched to the lead down the backstretch.

However, before Macedo could complete the first lap and make the lead change official, the red flag came out for Kevin Ingle flipping on his side in turn two.

When the race went green again, Stewart wasn’t going to let the rookie best him. He shot to the lead in front of Macedo into turn one. Daryn Pittman charged from fourth-place to third down the front stretch and tried a Hail Mary slide job into the first turn to take the lead, but Stewart and Macedo powered by him on the outside.

Stewart then held command of the lead for the next nine laps, putting close to a half of a track distance between he and Macedo. The Oklahoma-native was hungry and determined for a win. His last and only win his year came in June at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. But his joyride out front was cut short by a caution for Ian Madsen cutting a tire and hitting the wall with 16 laps to go.

The field lined back up two-by-two. When it did, Stewart chose the outside line. A mistake. Macedo got the better jump on the restart running the bottom and drove past Stewart down the front stretch.

“I obviously should have picked the bottom,” a dejected Stewart said after the race. “I felt like my right rear (tire) needed to be in grip. I slid my tires a little bit on the initial start and let Carson get a run on me. I didn’t want to do that again. My motor stumbled just a little bit, but it was enough for him to get a run on me.

“We haven’t been worth a crap in a long time and we finally have a good car and I flat just threw it away on the restart. Just can’t thank my guys enough. They’ve stuck through thick and thin and continue to work hard. Just messed up.”

Macedo pulled away from Stewart after taking the lead, but in the final few laps Stewart was putting together better laps than Macedo. On the final lap through the final corner, Macedo slid up the track, almost hitting the wall. That allowed Stewart to cut the lead in half.

But time ran out for the KI Crossbow No. 5. Macedo throttled his Chevrolet Accessories No. 2 past the waving checkered flag with a close to half a second lead.

“I was really struggling to get off of (turn) two,” Macedo said. “Then I’d get tight in turns three and four and I didn’t really know what to do. I know we started to fade there a little bit. I tried to keep my pace as best I could. My guys did a really good job. I say it all the time, this sport is weighed on mechanics and they do a really good job.”

Behind Macedo and Stewart, 2019 Knoxville Nationals winner David Gravel charged his was from sixth-place to third – his third podium finish in-a-row.

“I cost our team a win in the Dash,” said Gravel, who finished sixth in the Dash.

If he was able to start at least fourth in the Feature, he said he felt like he could have possibly contended for the win. However, his podium finished helped him gain points on the top two in the championship point standings.

With points leader Donny Schatz finishing seventh, Gravel currently sits 112 points back from the lead. Brad Sweet, who sits second in points, finished eighth and is 26 points behind Schatz.

Macedo had hoped to break into the top-five in points by the end of the year, but knows there’s an uphill battle to do so, sitting sixth in points, 160 points behind fifth-place. However, being able to grab big wins at tracks he’s never been to before, or only a few times, is a big confidence booster.

“It’s huge,” Macedo said. “It’s hard to win these Outlaw races. They’re not easy to win. These are the best drivers in the world. Your car has to be good. You have to be good. You have to make good decisions throughout the race. You have to have good starts. It all goes hand and hand. I think if we can continue to do that we’ll see ourselves up here more often.”

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Saturday, Aug. 24, will be at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont. for The Brawl at Big Sky Speedway. Get tickets and more information.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race you can catch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 2-Carson Macedo [2][$20,000]; 2. 5-Shane Stewart [1][$5,500]; 3. 41-David Gravel [6][$3,200]; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman [4][$2,800]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [8][$2,500]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$2,200]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$2,100]; 9. 19-Brent Marks [11][$2,050]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$2,000]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [10][$1,500]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [12][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [9][$1,100]; 14. 3-Mike Pennel [17][$1,050]; 15. 4-Adam Speckman [16][$1,000]; 16. 2K-Kevin Ingle [14][$900]; 17. 88-Travis Reber [15][$800]; 18. 8X-Randy Dolberg [18][$800]; Lap Leaders: Shane Stewart 1-9, Carson Macedo 10-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 41-David Gravel[+3]

Qualifying – 1. 41-David Gravel, 14.824; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.905; 3. 5-Shane Stewart, 14.951; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.013; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman, 15.013; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.014; 7. 7S-Jason Sides, 15.044; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.102; 9. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.105; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.114; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.117; 12. 2-Carson Macedo, 15.134; 13. 19-Brent Marks, 15.171; 14. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 15.968; 15. 3-Mike Pennel, 16.992; 16. 88-Travis Reber, 17.046; 17. 4-Adam Speckman, 17.066; 18. 8X-Randy Dolberg, 18.101

 

 

 

AT A GLANCE: Schatz looks to continue winning ways at Black Hills and Big Sky
Excitement brewing with Formula Drift champion to make appearance at Black Hills, championship battle raging on at both tracks

RAPID CITY, SD – Aug. 21 – Ten-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz has found his groove again.

With a dominating win in his home state last week and reclaiming the points lead, the reigning champion is looking to ride the momentum and continue his hunt for an 11th championship on Friday, Aug. 23, at Black Hills Speedway and Saturday, Aug. 24, at Big Sky Speedway.

As the North Dakota-native stated, he put a “whopping” on the field at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. – leading 24 of the 40 laps and lapping up to ninth-place en route to his eighth victory of year. That makes him the second winningest driver of the 16 that have won, so far, this year. However, Schatz feels like he should already have several more wins.

He’s used to seasons with 20 or 30-plus wins. Schatz acknowledge it can be hard to live up to those statistics. But after a couple of years of not doing so, he said it’s started to weigh on him.

“You could say I’ve had a mental block for two and a half years,” Schatz said.

Every race he and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing are “digging,” he’s said. In Grand Forks they hit on something. For Schatz it wasn’t just with the car either. He felt like his mental block was finally gone.

“I feel like that’s over,” Schatz said. “I can go back to doing my job and doing what I do.”

His win also helped him reclaim the points lead over Brad Sweet – now 24 points ahead of the Kasey Kahne Racing driver. With less than 30 races to go in the Series’ schedule, there’s one main focus for Schatz; the championship. “It’s always been the focus,” he said.

The best way to achieve it is with consecutive good finishes – which he’s had, finishing outside the top-10 only four times – and wins.

Sweet won at Black Hills Speedway last year. He’ll be hungry for another win there after losing the points lead to Schatz, while he searches for his first Series championship. Schatz has won at the South Dakota speedway three time in-a-row, though. Schatz will also be looking to give his crew chief, Steve Swenson, a home state win at the track.

With NOS Energy Drink coming on board to sponsor the event and adding an additional $10,000 to the winner’s purse, there will now be $20,000 on the line, as well.

A wild card race in Schatz and Sweet’s battle for the points lead will be The Brawl at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont. Neither have won at the 3/8-mile track. However, three of Sweet’s 12 wins this year have come on 3/8-mile tracks – making him the winningest driver, so far, this year on tracks that size.

Schatz has yet to win at a 3/8-mile track this year. He’s been no stranger to first time wins this year, though. He won the inaugural race at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway and won at Wilmot Raceway for the first time in his career in July.

With the mental block gone and the championship in view, Schatz is poised to repeat his River Cities performance his weekend.

NEWS AND NOTES

  • Three-time Formula Drift champion Chris Forsberg, who drivers the NOS Energy Drink Nissan 370Z drift car, will be signing autographs in the midway at Black Hills Speedway with his car from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. His car will also be used as the pace car for the World of Outlaws Feature.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Friday, Aug. 23, at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. for the NOS Energy Drink Rushmore Outlaw Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

Saturday, Aug. 24, at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont. for The Brawl at Big Sky Speedway. Get tickets and more information.

ABOUT THE TRACK
Black Hills Speedway is a high-banked, 1/2-mile track. The track record is 14.831 sec. set by Shane Stewart on Aug. 25, 2017.
Online – BlackHillsSpeedway.myracepass.com

Big Sky Speedway is a semi-banked 3/8-mile track. The track record is 12.236 sec. set by Jason Sides on Aug. 19, 2005.
Online – BigSkySpeedway.com
Phone – (406) 998-9336

TICKETS
Tickets can be purchased by going to WorldofOutlaws.com/tix.

1/2 and 3/8-MILE WINNERS THIS YEAR
There have been 18 races on a 1/2-mille track, so far, this year.
-Volusia Speedway: Daryn Pittman won on Feb. 8 and 9
-The Dirt Track at Las Vegas: Tim Shaffer won on Feb. 27 and Donny Schatz won on Feb. 28
-Perris Auto Speedway: Aaron Reutzel won on March 30
-Devil’s Bowl Speedway: Logan Schuchart won on April 12
-Eldora Speedway: Donny Schatz won on May 10, July 17 and July 19, and Brad Sweet won on July 18 and July 20
-Williams Grove Speedway: David Gravel won on May 17; Lance Dewease won on May 18; Tim Shaffer won on July 26; and Donny Schatz won on July 27
-Knoxville Raceway: Brian Brown won on June 14; Brad Sweet won on June 15; David Gravel on Aug. 10

There have been eight races on a 3/8-mile track, so far, this year.
Stockton Dirt Track: Logan Schuchart won on March 16
Keller Auto Speedway: David Gravel won on March 29
USA Raceway: Brad Sweet won on April 5
Lincoln Speedway: Lance Dewease won on May 15
Lawrenceburg Speedway: Kyle Larson won on May 27
Granite City Speedway: Brad Sweet won on June 8
Cedar Lake Speedway: Sheldon Haudenschild and Brad Sweet won on July 6
Hartford Speedway: David Gravel on July 12

BLACK HILLS SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2018 – Brad Sweet on Aug. 24
2017 – Shane Stewart on Aug. 25
2011 – Donny Schatz on Aug. 25
2007 – Donny Schatz on June 25
2006 – Donny Schatz on Aug. 17
1989 – Bobby Davis, Jr. on July 3
1987 – Steve Kinser on July 5
1984 – Steve Kinser on July 8
1983 – Steve Kinser on July 4

BIG SKY SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2018 – Daryn Pittman on Aug. 25
2017 – Daryn Pittman on Aug. 24
2008 – Joey Saldana on Aug.19
2005 – Steve Kinser on Aug.19, Daryn Pittman on Aug.20
2004 – Steve Kinser on Aug.20, Steve Kinser on Aug.21

ON THE INTERNET
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
Twitter – Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – Instagram.com/WoOSprint – @woosprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws
YouTube – YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – Dirtvision.com – Get your Fast Pass to watch all races LIVE for only $39/month
Twitter – Twitter.com/DIRTVision – @DIRTVision
Facebook – Facebook.com/WatchDIRTVision

DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Brent Marks – @bmracing19
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
Ian Madsen – @IanMadsen
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Shane Stewart – @shanestewart_5
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday, Aug. 30, and Saturday, Aug. 31, will be at Skagit Speedway in Burlington, Wash. Get tickets and more information.

Then on Monday, Sept. 2, the Series will be at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. Get tickets and more information. And on Wednesday, Sept. 4, the Series will be at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. Get tickets and more information.

2019 STATS
There have been 48 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (16 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 12
2– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 8
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 6
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (39 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 20
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 18
3– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 15
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 13
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 11
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 9
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 9
7– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 8
8 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 7
9 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 6
10 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 5
11 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 4
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
12 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 3
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 3
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 3
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 3
13 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa – 2
14 – Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1
– Willie Croft, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Tony Stewart, Columbus, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Montieth, Phoenixville, Pa. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (21 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 8
2 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
4 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
5 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Jeff Swindell, Memphis, Tenn. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (30 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 3
2 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
3 – Cale Conley, Vienna, W.Va. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– T.J. Stutts, Liverpool, Pa. – 1
– Cory Haas, York, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Russel Borland, Kewaskum, Wis. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Australia – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (13 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia
– Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Lee Jacobs, Dalton, Ohio – 1
– Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (2 different drivers)
1 – Justin Peck, Monrovia, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (25 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 23
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 21
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 19
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 15
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 13
6 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 6
7 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
8 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 4
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
9 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 3
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 3
10 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
11 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (24 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
2 – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 5
3 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
4 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3
5 – Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 2
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 2
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
– Dominic Scelzi – Fresno, Calif. – 2
6 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Derek Hagar, Marion, Ark. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (24 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 284
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 224
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 198
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 121
5 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 96
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 62
7– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 61
8 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 55
9 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 53
10 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 52
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 52
11 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 51
12 – Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 48
13 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 41
14 – Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 34
15 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 31
16 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 25
17 – Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 22
18 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 19
19 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 10
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 10
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 10
20 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 6
21 – Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 2

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (19 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 12
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 7
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
5 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
6 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Sye Lynch, Apollo, Pa. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1

FASTEST IN PRACTICE (17 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of times fastest
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 8
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 7*
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 6
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
5 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4*
6 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 3
7 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
8 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, Pa. – 1
*A fastest time came during a second set of Hot Laps

2019 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (2)
3. Sunday, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park/ Baberville, Fla. / Rainout-Canceled
4. Friday, Feb. 22 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
5. Saturday, Feb. 23 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
6. Wednesday, Feb. 27 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Tim Shaffer (1)
7. Thursday, Feb. 28 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (1)
8. Friday, March 8 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
9. Saturday, March 9 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Ian Madsen (1)
10. Friday, March 15 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Carson Macedo (1)
11. Saturday, March 16 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Logan Schuchart (1)
12. Friday, March 22 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
13. Saturday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Rainout-Rescheduled for Sept. 11
14. Friday, March 29 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
15. Saturday, March 30 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Aaron Reutzel (1)
16. Friday, April 5 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (1)
17. Saturday, April 6 / Arizona Speedway / Queen Creek, Ariz. / David Gravel (2)
18. Friday, April 12 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Logan Schuchart (2)
19. Saturday, April 13 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
20. Friday, April 26 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, Mo. / Brad Sweet (2)
21. Saturday, April 27 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway / Pevely, Mo. / Rainout-Canceled
22. Sunday, April 28 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Sept. 25
23. Friday, May 3 / Riverside International Speedway / West Memphis, Ark. / Rainout-Canceled
24. Saturday, May 4 / Tri-State International Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Oct. 13
25. Friday, May 10 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (2)
26. Saturday, May 11 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Postponed-Rescheduled for July 17
27. Wednesday, May 15 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, Pa. / Lance Dewease (1)
28. Friday, May 17 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / David Gravel (3)
29. Saturday, May 18 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Lance Dewease (2)
30. Sunday, May 19 / Weedsport Speedway / Weedsport, NY / Rainout-Canceled
31. Tuesday, May 21 / Bridgeport Speedway / Bridgeport, NJ / Danny Dietrich (1)
32. Friday, May 24 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Giovanni Scelzi (1)
33. Saturday, May 25 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Logan Schuchart (3)
34. Monday, May 27 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, Ind. / Kyle Larson (1)
35. Friday, May 31 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Donny Schatz (3)
36. Saturday, June 1 / Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Nashville, Tenn. / Shane Stewart (1)
37. Tuesday, June 4 / Fairbury Speedway / Fairbury, Ill. / Kyle Larson (2)
38. Friday, June 7 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Logan Schuchart (4)
39. Saturday, June 8 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, Minn. / Brad Sweet (3)
40. Friday, June 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brian Brown (1)
41. Saturday, June 15 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Brad Sweet (4)
42. Saturday, June 22 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, Wis. / Brad Sweet (5)
43. Sunday, June 23 / Dubuque Speedway / Dubuque, Iowa / Rainout-Canceled
44. Thursday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Brad Sweet (6)
45. Friday, June 28 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Carson Macedo (2)
46. Saturday, June 29 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, Minn. / Brad Sweet (7)
47. Wednesday, July 3 / Brown County Speedway, Aberdeen, S.D. / Brad Sweet (8)
48. Saturday, July 6 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
49. Saturday, July 6 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wis. / Brad Sweet (9)
50. Friday, July 12 / Hartford Speedway / Hartford, Mich. / David Gravel (4)
51. Saturday, July 13 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, Wis. / Donny Schatz (4)
52. Wednesday, July 17 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (5)
53.Thursday, July 18 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Brad Sweet (10)
54. Friday, July 19 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (6)
55. Saturday, July 20 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Brad Sweet (11) – Kings Royal
56. Tuesday, July 23 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, Pa. / David Gravel (5)
57. Friday, July 26 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Tim Shaffer (2)
58. Saturday, July 27 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Donny Schatz (7)
59. Friday, Aug. 2 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Brad Sweet (12)
60. Saturday, Aug. 3 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, Mo. / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
61. Wednesday, Aug. 7 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Trey Starks (Prelim)
62. Thursday, Aug. 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / David Gravel (Prelim)
63. Friday, Aug. 9 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / Kerry Madsen (Prelim)
64. Saturday, Aug. 10 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, Iowa / David Gravel (6) – Knoxville Nationals
65. Friday, Aug. 16 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, N.D. / Donny Schatz (8)
66. Saturday, Aug. 17 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, N.D. / Rainout-Canceled

 

 

 

 

BACK TO BUSINESS: Schatz claims championship advantage with River Cities victory
North Dakota’s Donny Schatz wins in home state, takes points lead

GRAND FORKS, ND – Aug. 16 – Unreal. That’s how North Dakota-native Donny Schatz described his World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series home state win Friday night at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D.

“It feels good,” said Schatz with a heavy exhale of air.

Unreal traditionally has one meaning. For the 10-time Series champion it had many.

He claimed first home state win of the year with the World of Outlaws – eighth of the season and 291st overall. He swept the night winning in his Sprint Car and NLRA Late Model. And he reclaimed the points lead over Brad Sweet – now leading the Kasey Kahne Racing driver by 24 points.

The word could also define his path to the victory.

Schatz’s second-place finish in his Drydene Heat race put him into the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, which didn’t go as planned. He started fifth and finished in sixth-place – last.

He and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team tried something different for the Dash, he said. It didn’t work. They tried something else for the Feature, and it did.

Once the Feature went green, polesitter David Gravel, coming off his recent Knoxville Nationals victory, shot to the lead over second-place Brad Sweet. Schatz immediately went to fifth on the first lap.

Before the leaders could make their way around turn three the red flag was thrown and the race went into an Open Red. Nick Omdahl hit the wall coming off turn four, which bounced his car inches off the ground, and with help from another car, put his front end into the fence near the flag stand. It took 26 minutes to get his car untangled from the fence and repair the spot he hit.

Once the race went back green, Gravel again bolted to the lead. Schatz lost fifth-place to Sheldon Haudenschild and Mark Dobmeier looked underneath him in turn three to take sixth. But with a power move around the high side Schatz made a three-wide pass around Haudenschild and Dobmeier to reclaim fifth-place.

Gravel’s quick pace around the 3/10-mile track put him in lap traffic by Lap six. Behind him, Sweet and Logan Schuchart – who won at River Cities Speedway in June – battled for second. The two traded slide jobs, arguing over who would be second. Sweet lost the fight coming off turn two, hitting the cushion, bicycling, and allowing Schuchart to charge by.

Schatz also took advantage of Sweet’s fumble. Continuing to make ground on the high side, Schatz rocketed his Toco Warranty No. 15 around Daryn Pittman for fourth-place and then Sweet for third in turns three and four. Sweet didn't let him get away, though.

On the exit of the next corner, Schatz and a lapped car almost collided, drastically slowing his pace and allowing Sweet to move back to third. While the top two in points tried to navigate lapped traffic, Haudenschild maneuvered around the slower cars like he placed them there to begin with. The Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing driver raced his way by Schatz and Sweet in one turn on Lap 12.

After bicycling off the cushion on the exit of turn two a few more times, Schatz eventually made his way back by Sweet for fourth-place.

Then, the second Open Red of the night on Lap 16. Contact with another car launched Brendan Mullen’s car off turn two and onto the top of the fence outside the turn. With Mullen OK and the car secure where it was – several feet away from the track – the race resumed.

When it did, Schatz made his “unreal” move. He went from fourth-place to second on the exit of the first corner, throttling around the top groove. He continued his power lust run down the back stretch, closing in on Gravel and diving underneath him in turn three, not knowing if the move would stick.

Once his right foot eased back on the throttle the answer quickly became “yes.” The traction was there. He went side by side with Gravel through turn four and drag raced him down the front stretch.

The reigning champion had the better grip, though. He outpowered the Jason Johnson Racing car to the flag stand and took the lead on Lap 17.

“I knew I was in a little bit of trouble with that red, but they said I had a decent lead,” Gravel said. “We tried to make the car a little bit better. You give Donny Schatz and his team two Open Reds to make their car better… he’s been dominating here for a long time. Obviously, his car wasn’t great earlier, and they made it a lot better. For us, we were in a position that we shouldn’t change too much because we’re in the lead. That’s the way it goes.”

However, Schatz said he and his team didn’t make any adjustments. He found his rhythm and ran a blistering pace for the remaining 23 laps. He weaved through traffic with ease, pulled away to a six second lead and lapped up to ninth-place – including Sweet, who finished 13th.

“Unreal,” said Schatz, after claiming his ninth win in the last 11 races at the speedway. “We had a plan from the word go to be good at the end. The track kind of came around to us. Not bad for a North Dakota boy and a South Dakota boy (Schatz’s crew chief Steve Swenson). I think that was an ass whooping there.”

UP NEXT:

While Schatz dominated in Grand Forks, N.D., he has his eye on the Series’ next race on Saturday, Aug. 17, in his hometown of Fargo, N.D. at Red River Valley Speedway. Get tickets and more information.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can catch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$10,000]; 2. 41-David Gravel [1][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$3,200]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [10][$2,800]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [12][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5][$2,300]; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman [4][$2,200]; 8. 5-Shane Stewart [11][$2,100]; 9. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [18][$2,050]; 10. 13-Mark Dobmeier [7][$2,000]; 11. 7S-Tim Kaeding [8][$1,500]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [15][$1,200]; 13. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$1,100]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [19][$1,050]; 15. 2M-Kerry Madsen [14][$1,000]; 16. 7-Jason Sides [9][$900]; 17. 8H-Jade Hastings [13][$800]; 18. 9N-Wade Nygaard [20][$800]; 19. 11M-Brendan Mullen [16][$800]; 20. 27-Chris Ranten [23][$800]; 21. 2A-Austin Pierce [21][$800]; 22. 4-Terry McCarl [22][$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [17][$800]; 24. O-Nick Omdahl [24][$800]; Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-16, Donny Schatz 17-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 41S-Dominic Scelzi[+9]

Qualifying – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 10.282; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman, 10.433; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.456; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.487; 5. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 10.546; 6. 7-Jason Sides, 10.593; 7. 18-Ian Madsen, 10.605; 8. 5-Shane Stewart, 10.61; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.614; 10. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 10.619; 11. 41-David Gravel, 10.624; 12. 2-Carson Macedo, 10.64; 13. 8H-Jade Hastings, 10.686; 14. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 10.686; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 10.69; 16. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 10.72; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.724; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.743; 19. 4-Terry McCarl, 10.748; 20. 27-Chris Ranten, 10.79; 21. 19-Brent Marks, 10.837; 22. 2A-Austin Pierce, 10.86; 23. 55-Nick Ranten, 11.018; 24. O-Nick Omdahl, 11.036; 25. 11M-Brendan Mullen, 11.043; 26. 6N-Greg Nikitenko, 11.107; 27. 20A-Jordan Adams, 11.167; 28. 8-Jack Croaker, 11.671; 29. 5T-Presley Truedson, 11.792; 30. 26-Blake Egeland, 11.827; 31. 31-Shane Roemeling, 12.104

 

 

 

AT A GLANCE: Drivers look to ride Knoxville momentum into North Dakota weekend
Knoxville Nationals top-three David Gravel, Logan Schuchart and Daryn Pittman eye strong performance at River Cities and Red River Valley

GRAND FORKS, ND – Aug. 13, 2019 – There are several ways to leave the Knoxville Nationals after preparing for it all season long, according to Daryn Pittman.

One way is to leave wanting a month off and to never see a race car again.

The other – the way Pittman, Logan Schuchart and David Gravel feel – is to move onto the next race – River Cities Speedway on Aug. 16 and Red River Valley Speedway on Aug. 17 – eager to keep the momentum of a good finish going.

The trio had their best Knoxville Nationals performance this year. Gravel dominated the prestigious event, winning his first Knoxville Nationals title. Schuchart charged from 22nd to second in the 50-lap race. And Pittman challenged Gravel for the lead in the late stage of the race before settling for a third-place finish – his first podium at the event.

“I mean, let’s keep this ball rolling,” Gravel said. “Brad (Sweet) won the Nationals and came on pretty strong last year. Hopefully we can do the same. We’re going to keep working hard. We’ve got a good balance lately. The last couple of months have been great. Let’s keep this thing rolling and make it interesting.”

Gravel currently sits third in World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series points – 118 points behind Sweet and 116 points behind North Dakota’s Donny Schatz. In the last 20 races he’s collected three wins, 11 podium finishes and never finished outside the top-10.

Now, after winning the biggest race of the year in his first year with Jason Johnson Racing – giving the team it’s second Knoxville Nationals victory – Gravel said he needs to keep his focus for the remaining races. A strong finish in the Series points is important to he and JJR.

His goal is to stay relevant. Stay competitive. And be consistent.

“You know, those guys (Schatz and Sweet) are out a little bit on us,” Gravel said. “If we just keep them honest, that’s all I can ask for. To win a championship is really, really hard. First year team, we’re in a unique situation with everything that happened. We learn and get better every week. Every day we continue to learn and hopefully have a little bit of time to keep getting better and keep doing great things.”

They’ll look to do that this weekend at the North Dakota doubleheader. Gravel set Quick Time – one of his 12 Quick Times this year – at River Cities Speedway in June and finished fifth in the race. He was in contention to win at Red River Valley Speedway last year, but blew a tire with six laps to go – the win went to Schatz.

“Those are tough race tracks,” Gravel said. “Grand Forks is interesting. Red River Valley I got a flat last year after running good. We’ll just take it one race at a time.”

The last time Schuchart was at River Cities Speedway he parked his Shark Racing car in Victory Lane. He’s yet to return to the winner's circle since. His plan is to change that this weekend.

“I want to get a win,” Schuchart said, after finishing second for the sixth time this year since winning at River Cities. “We’ve fallen into a little bit of a slump. We’ve had a lot of chances to win races and some second-place finishes in between. I want to be back on that winner’s circle and be back in Victory Lane where it belongs.”

He and his team are riding the high of an incredible Knoxville Nationals performance. After a poor showing on their preliminary Qualifying night, they rebuilt an old car, transferred into the Feature with a runner-up finish in the “Hard Knox” race and passed 20 cars in the National’s Feature. Schuchart contributed that run to confidence.

It’s what he and his team will look to rely on going forward.

“I don’t really feel like you change your game plan,” Schuchart said. “It gives you confidence. Your guys have confidence. That’s important. Sometimes a lot of things are in your head.

“We changed a car this week. I don’t really think there’s much of a difference in them. Some people might. I don’t. I believe if you set two cars up the same way they’re going to be the same race car. Especially if they’re new. But if it’s a confidence thing and it makes the driver feel better and the crew guys feel better, the race team feel better, I’m all about positive vibes. I believe if everybody is happy and they’re feeling good about the race car good things are going to happen.”

Schuchart finished second in the Nationals with a last lap pass on Pittman, who had to slow up for a lapped car. Pittman was upset that he lost the position due to a slower car but couldn’t deny the joy of he and his team’s performance.

“I’m happy,” Pittman said. “I think we’ve made good strides.”

Pittman hasn’t won a World of Outlaws race since winning the two season opening races at Volusia Speedway Park. However, he’s finished on the podium in the last two Series Features and brought Roth Motorsports back to Victory Lane at Southern Iowa Speedway last week.

“We’ve just been up and down,” Pittman said. “The truth is I feel like I need some help with my race car, as far as making decisions. I’d like to go back to focusing on driving rather than set up. Hopefully we can make something happen and relieve some stress from me.”

The help he is looking for could be the addition of a crew chief to the team – a role Pittman had mostly taken upon himself.

“My guys work really hard and they do a great job,” Pittman said. “But to try and compete with the three teams that are dominating – between David and Brad and Donny – at the end of the day I just don’t think I’m good enough. At the end of the day, if we can get some help, I know I can drive, but I think if we can get a little bit of help in there, I think it would be a big deal.”

He’s happy to have the week to put the focus and stress of the Knoxville Nationals out of his mind, but Pittman said he’s also ready to head to North Dakota and get back racing.

“I feel like these next several races are where we come alive,” he said. “I always love this trip. It’s beautiful part of the country. Wind down a bit and try to get another win for Dennis (Roth) here really soon.”

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Friday, Aug. 16, at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. for the Second Leg of the Northern Tour. Get tickets and more information.

Saturday, Aug. 17, at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D. for the Duel in the Dakotas. Get tickets and more information.

ABOUT THE TRACK
River Cities Speedway is a high-banked, 3/10-mile track. The track record is 9.269 sec. set by Jason Meyers on Aug. 21, 2009.
Online – RiverCitiesSpeedway.com
Phone – (701) 780-0999

Red River Valley Speedway is a semi-banked 3/8-mile track. The track record is 11.925 sec. set by Shane Stewart on Aug. 19, 2017.
Online – RedRiverValleySpeedway.com
Phone – (701) 356-5377

TICKETS
Tickets can be purchased by going to WorldofOutlaws.com/tix.

3/10 and 3/8-MILE WINNERS THIS YEAR
There has been one race on a 3/10-mile track, so far, this year.
River Cities Speedway: Logan Schuchart won on June 7

There have been eight races on a 3/8-mile track, so far, this year.
Stockton Dirt Track: Logan Schuchart won on March 16
Keller Auto Speedway: David Gravel won on March 29
USA Raceway: Brad Sweet won on April 5
Lincoln Speedway: Lance Dewease won on May 15
Lawrenceburg Speedway: Kyle Larson won on May 27
Granite City Speedway: Brad Sweet won on June 8
Cedar Lake Speedway: Sheldon Haudenschild and Brad Sweet won on July 6
Hartford Speedway: David Gravel on July 12

RIVER CITIES SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2019 – Logan Schuchart on June 7
2018 – Donny Schatz on June 15, Donny Schatz on Aug. 17
2017 – David Gravel on June 16, Donny Schatz on Aug. 18
2016 – Donny Schatz on June 17, Donny Schatz on Aug. 26
2015 – Donny Schatz on June 19, Donny Schatz on Aug. 21
2014 – Donny Schatz on June 20, Daryn Pittman on Aug. 15
2013 – Cody Darrah on June 21, Donny Schatz on Aug. 16
2012 – Kraig Kinser on June 15, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 17
2011 – Craig Dollansky on June 17, Craig Dollansky on June 18, Steve Kinser on Aug. 19
2010 – Steve Kinser on June 19, Joey Saldana on June 20
2009 – Donny Schatz on June 19, Craig Dollansky on Aug. 21
2008 – Donny Schatz on June 27
2007 – Joey Saldana on June 29

RED RIVER VALLEY SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2018 – Donny Schatz on Aug. 18
2017 – Jason Johnson on Aug. 19
2008 – Daryn Pittman on Aug. 12
2007 – Jac Haudenschild on June 30
2006 – Donny Schatz on June 17
2005 – Jason Meyers on July 2, Steve Kinser on Aug. 16
2004 – Joey Saldana on July 10
2003 – Danny Lasoski on June 14
2002 – Donny Schatz on July 6
2001 – Craig Dollansky on July 7
2000 – Sammy Swindell on July 8
1999 – Steve Kinser on July 10
1998 – Sammy Swindell on July 11
1997 – Stevie Smith on July 12
1996 – Sammy Swindell on July 7
1995 – Sammy Swindell on July 8
1994 – Steve Kinser on July 10
1993 – Johnny Herrera on July 10
1992 – Steve Kinser on July 12
1991 – Doug Wolfgang on July 6
1990 – Doug Wolfgang on July 7
1989 – Jeff Swindell on July 8
1988 – Doug Wolfgang on July 9
1987 – Steve Kinser on July 11
1986 – Steve Kinser on July 12
1985 – Steve Kinser on July 13
1984 – Steve Kinser on July 14
1983 – Sammy Swindell on July 9
1982 – Steve Kinser on July 14
1981 – Sammy Swindell on July 13

ON THE INTERNET
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
Twitter – Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – Instagram.com/WoOSprint – @woosprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws
YouTube – YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – Dirtvision.com – Get your Fast Pass to watch all races LIVE for only $39/month
Twitter – Twitter.com/DIRTVision – @DIRTVision
Facebook – Facebook.com/WatchDIRTVision

DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Brent Marks – @bmracing19
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
Ian Madsen – @IanMadsen
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Shane Stewart – @shanestewart_5
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday, Aug. 23, will be at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. for the NOS Energy Drink Rushmore Outlaw Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

And on Saturday, Aug. 24, the Series will venture to Big Sky Speedway in Shepherd, Mont. for The Brawl at Big Sky Speedway. Get tickets and more information.

2019 STATS
There have been 47 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (16 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 12
2– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 7
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 6
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (39 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 20
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 18
3– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 15
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 12
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 11
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 9
7– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 8
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 8
8 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 7
9 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 5
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 5
10 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 4
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
11 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 3
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 3
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 3
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 3
12 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa – 2
13 – Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1
– Willie Croft, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Tony Stewart, Columbus, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Montieth, Phoenixville, Pa. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (21 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 8
2 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 3
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
4 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
5 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Jeff Swindell, Memphis, Tenn. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (30 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 3
2 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
3 – Cale Conley, Vienna, W.Va. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– T.J. Stutts, Liverpool, Pa. – 1
– Cory Haas, York, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Russel Borland, Kewaskum, Wis. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Marcus Dumesny, Sydney, NSW, Australia – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (13 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Jim Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio – 1
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia
– Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Lee Jacobs, Dalton, Ohio – 1
– Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (2 different drivers)
1 – Justin Peck, Monrovia, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (25 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 22
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 21
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 18
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 14
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 13
6 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 6
7 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
8 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 4
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
9 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 3
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 3
10 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
11 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (24 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
2 – Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 5
3 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
4 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3
5 – Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 2
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 2
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
6 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Derek Hagar, Marion, Ark. – 1
– Dominic Scelzi – Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Sheldo