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2018 Schedule Features New Tracks, Traditional Dates and Special Events as The Greatest Show on Dirt Celebrates 40th Anniversary
 
CONCORD, NC - Nov. 17, 2017 - It is with great excitement that the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series releases its 2018 schedule. The beast that Ted Johnson brought to life back in 1978 has officially reached 40 years of existence. Heading into a new decade, The Greatest Show on Dirt has become the premier dirt track series in the world and appears to be stronger than ever.
 
A total of ninety-one dates will fill the 2018 Series schedule, including 23 multi-day events with 48 race nights. The series will visit 53 tracks in 24 states over nearly 30,000 highway miles.
 
The 2018 season will commence in Florida in February (#FLinFEB), with the much-anticipated and highly-revered DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 6-17 at Volusia Speedway Park and conclude with the blockbuster Textron Off Road World Finals in Charlotte, Nov. 1-3; but the meat of the schedule is as action-packed as ever.
                                                                                          
Following DIRTcar Nationals, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads West to compete in the annual spring tour through California, but first The Greatest Show on Dirt will stop in Texas with visits to Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige and LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore on Feb. 23 and 24. The FVP Outlaw Showdown moves to Wednesday, Feb. 28 and Thursday, March 1 at Las Vegas (NV) Motor Speedway. The California swing will include two-day weekends at Tulare and Stockton, a midweek visit to Placerville, and the return after a year to Ocean Speedway on Friday, March 23 and Bakersfield Speedway, Saturday, March 24.
 
This year's must-see event as the Series celebrates its inception, will be the Texas Outlaw Nationals. The official two-day birthday party at Devil's Bowl Speedway, Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, in Mesquite, Texas - on the very site where the Series ran its first race - will culminate with a $20,000-to-win payday.
 
Another highly anticipated show this season will be the Series' inaugural visit to the Fairbury American Legion Speedway on Wednesday, May 30. The ¼-mile track is a fan favorite and has played host to one of dirt Late Model racing's most prestigious events, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Prairie Dirt Classic.
 
The World of Outlaws will also make a few celebrated returns to tracks they haven't been to in quite some time. After a long absence, the Series returns to Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway on Saturday, April 28; Farley (IA) Speedway on Friday, June 22; and Terre Haute (IN) Action Track on Saturday, October 13.
 
The staples of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to the 2018 slate, including the Month of Money, highlighted by the $50,000-to-win Kings Royal at the famous Eldora Speedway and concluding with the World of Outlaws-co-sanctioned $150,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals.
 
One additional visit to Eldora Speedway is slated in 2018, for the new #LastCallforThemAll show on Sunday, Oct. 14.
 
With last season's Ironman 55 rained out at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, one driver could win $40,000 at the 2018 event, with $20,000-to-win features on both Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4.
 
Two more major events, the Jackson Nationals and the Williams Grove National Open, will see their purse increased significantly in 2018. The 40th running of the Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota will pay a hefty $40,000 to win and $3,000 to start. The 56th running of the Williams Grove National Open will pay a smooth $56,000 to the winner, with $1000 to start, making it the second richest event on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule behind the Knoxville Nationals.
 
Additionally, fan favorites Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, Canada and Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania have been awarded two-day World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series shows.
 
The lucrative 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule will crown a champion at the season's most anticipated event, the World of Outlaws World Finals on Nov. 1-3 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway - the only event on the planet featuring the sport's three premier series: the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series, and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds.
 
Tickets are on sale now for the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. Stay tuned to our website, Facebook, and Twitter for more information and tickets for other events.

 

 

 

Ian Madsen Going Full-Time Outlaw Racing in 2018

2017 Knoxville Track Champion Excited to Join The Greatest Show on Dirt

CONCORD, NC - November 11, 2017 - It is with great excitement that the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series announces that Australian Ian Madsen will join the Series full-time in 2018. Madsen, the 2017 Knoxville Raceway Track Champion, scored his second career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory during the running of the 39th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota in June of this year.

"We've been gearing up to go full-time Outlaw racing the past few years," the 32-year old Australian said. It's true. In 2017, the KCP Racing No.18 raced 90 times with Madsen able to secure 11 victories throughout the season. "We've been committed to Knoxville on Saturday's the past few years, but outside of that we've run everywhere. Running with the Outlaws will give us more structure," Madsen added.

Madsen was a familiar face with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 2017, scoring 21 top-ten finishes. Most recently, Madsen competed with The Greatest Show on Dirt at the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway and came home with a second-place finish on Night 2.

Madsen is accomplished in his native land Down Under as well, scoring a preliminary night win at the Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic this season and following that up with a second-place finish in the Australian Title Finale, an event that saw over 100 cars compete.

In 16 Features at Knoxville Raceway this season, Madsen was in the top-ten all 16 times and added 12 top-five finishes, nine podiums and five wins en route to the track championship. On sprint car's biggest stage, the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals, Madsen was strong all weekend, finishing inside in the top-ten of the 50-lap finale.

Madsen, crew chief Kyle Ripper and the KCP team have worked seamlessly together, becoming one of the most potent teams in the country. But Madsen knows next year will be different, "We don't have any result orientated goals. We will do the best we can and perform to the best of our ability."

"If you want to be the best, you've got to race with the best," Madsen simply stated for the main reasoning behind joining the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series as a platinum member.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is pleased to welcome Ian Madsen and the entire KCP Racing team to the Series full-time in 2018 and for many years in the future.


 

The Greatest Show on Dirt Set to Return to Terre Haute Action Track in 2018

Outlaws second visit to The Action Track since 2006

CONCORD, NC - November 9, 2017 - For just the second time in 12 years, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to the Terre Haute Action Track in 2018. The date is scheduled for Saturday, October 13, 2018. The UMP Modifieds will be the support class for the evening.

The slightly banked ½ mile track located in Indiana most recently hosted The Greatest Show on Dirt in 2014, an event that saw 33 cars sign in for competition with nine-time Series Champion, Donny Schatz taking the victory.

"We have had a couple of great years since the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has visited. It has been a multiple groove track surface with great crowds and we are excited to have the World of Outlaws back in at The Action Track," said Adam Mackey, the Terre Haute Action Track General Manager.

Prior to 2014, the 'Outlaws' most recent visit to The Action Track was 2006. "The Outlaws are known worldwide, not just nationwide. We anticipate a lot of fans from multiple hours away coming to see the wicked fast Winged Sprint Cars at a track they haven't seen them at," Mackey added.

The aforementioned Schatz is the only active World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series regular that owns a victory at the Terre Haute Action Track, which holds roughly seven special events annually. Will Schatz add to his legacy in 2018 or will there be a new face in the Terre Haute Action Track Victory Lane?

Stay tuned to woosprint.com and www.TerreHauteActionTrack.net for ticket release information for next October's event.

 

CBS Sports Network to Broadcast Eight World of Outlaws Events During Offseason

4 Sprint Car / 4 Late Model Events Sunday's 9pm EST; Starting November 12

CONCORD, NC - November 7, 2017 - Just days after the conclusion of the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and subsequently the conclusion of both the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car and Late Model Series seasons, the World of Outlaws are excited to announce that eight races will appear on CBS Sports Network starting November 12, 2017 through New Year's Eve.

"We are extremely excited to continue our partnership with CBS Sports Network. The opportunity to have our races broadcasted to a National audience is a great conclusion for our season and to get everyone ready to go for 2018," said DIRTCar CEO, Brian Carter.

CBS Sports Network will have eight, one-hour programs covering four World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races and four World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series races that will be aired. All events will be aired at 9pm EST with the exception of the December 31 airing that will have the Sprint Cars on at the normally scheduled time, followed by the Late Models at 10pm.

Below is the full broadcast schedule:

Sunday, November 12 - 9pm EST - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series - Knight Before the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway

Sunday, November 26 - 9pm EST - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series - The Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway

Sunday, December 3 - 9pm EST - World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series - USA Nationals at Cedar Lake Speedway

Sunday, December 10 - 9pm EST - World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series - USA Nationals Finale at Cedar Lake Speedway

Sunday, December 17 - 9pm EST - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars Series - Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals

Sunday, December 24 - 9pm EST - World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series - Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals

Sunday, December 31 - 9pm EST - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars Series - Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals Finale

Sunday, December 31 - 10pm EST - World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series - Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals Finale

 

 

 

Gravel Thrills Sellout World Finals Crowd with Last Lap Pass of Schatz
 

 
Schatz wins the war; Crowned 9-time Series Champion

 
Charlotte, NC - November 4, 2017 - David Gravel couldn't clear Donny Schatz with seven to go, but would not be denied, scoring the victory in a thriller with a last-lap pass of Schatz. It was Gravel and CJB Motorsports 18th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win of the season, doubling their total from last season. Schatz and Brian Brown completed the podium on the final night of the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
 
Ryan Smith led the opening lap of the 30-lap Feature, before Brian Brown took control on lap two with a slide job. Brad Sweet brought out the first of a handful of cautions on lap two, as he faced backwards in turn two.
 
Schatz worked by Smith for second on the ensuing restart before another caution on lap four halted competition. Schatz was strong on the restart once again, this time sliding Brown for the top spot to lead lap five.
 
Lap five saw a scary incident in turn two with Jason Johnson, Shane Stewart, Greg Hodnett, Sheldon and Jac Haudenschild creating a pileup and bringing out an #OpenRed with 25 to go. All drivers were okay.
 
On the restart, Brown kept pace with Schatz as the duo reached traffic before the final caution of the event flew; this time for Kraig Kinser with 14 laps to go. Gravel pounced on the restart, with a big slider on Brown to claim second as he begun to chase down Schatz with 10 laps remaining.
 
With seven to go, Gravel and Schatz exchanged sliders with the latter maintaining the advantage at the line. With five to go, Gravel pounded the cushion to try and get one more shot at the Series Champion. He got his shot and he took advantage of it. The Watertown, Connecticut driver brought the sold-out Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals crowd to their feet with a thrilling last-lap pass to score the victory.
 
 "That was a blast. I hope this crowd enjoyed it," an elated Gravel said in Victory Lane. "Barry Jackson, Derek and Zach give me an awesome car every night. It's been a badass year," Gravel, who will return to CJB Motorsports in 2018, added.
 
While Gravel may have won the battle, Schatz won the war - again. "It's been a great year. This race team is phenomenal. We are top three seemingly every night and the car does not drop out of races," Schatz said after the race. After being awarded the Championship hardware for the ninth time in his career and asked about how long he can enjoy this title he said, "You enjoy it. But as long as you're an active race car driver, you continue to put it in the back of your mind."
 
Brian Brown completed the podium and put it simply, "We got beat by two of the best drivers in the world."
 
Kerry Madsen, a five-time World of Outlaws winner this season, finished fourth with 2017 IRA Champion, Bill Balog completing the top five.
 
Logan Schuchart started 22nd and made it to sixth to earn KSE Hard Charger honors. Daryn Pittman, Cole Duncan, Brent Marks and Smith completed the top ten.
 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Banquet is Sunday, November 5 and puts the bowtie on the end of what was a fantastic 2017 season. The offseason is much needed but soon enough, it will be time to go racing once again in Florida. Stay tuned to all World of Outlaws social media channels for breaking news on 2018 drivers, the schedule and much more.  

 
Abbreviated Results from The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway - November 4, 2017
 
Feature (30 Laps): 1. 5-David Gravel [5][$12,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$5,500]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [1][$3,200]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7][$2,800]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog [6][$2,500]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [22][$2,300]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [4][$2,200]; 8. 12N-Cole Duncan [9][$2,100]; 9. 19-Brent Marks [14][$2,050]; 10. 59-Ryan Smith [2][$2,000]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [17][$1,500]; 12. 44-Trey Starks [12][$1,200]; 13. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [21][$1,100]; 14. 2-Shane Stewart [19][$1,050]; 15. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [23][$1,000]; 16. W20-Greg Wilson [28][$]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [26][$]; 18. 19P-Paige Polyak [15][$1,000]; 19. 13M-Paul McMahan [8][$1,000]; 20. 18-Ian Madsen [11][$1,000]; 21. 4-Parker Price-Miller [27][$]; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser [25][$]; 23. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [16][$1,000]; 24. 71-Joey Saldana [10][$1,000]; 25. 41-Jason Johnson [18][$1,000]; 26. 27-Greg Hodnett [13][$1,000]; 27. 71M-Dave Blaney [24][$1,000]; 28. 17-Jac Haudenschild [20][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: Ryan Smith 1, Brian Brown 2-4, Donny Schatz 5-29, David Gravel 30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+16]
 
Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.647; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.687; 3. 5-David Gravel, 12.695; 4. 12N-Cole Duncan, 12.703; 5. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.742; 6. 21-Brian Brown, 12.744; 7. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.746; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 12.759; 9. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.762; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.768; 11. 19P-Paige Polyak, 12.772; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.782; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.793; 14. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.808; 15. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.812; 16. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.814; 17. 27-Greg Hodnett, 12.826; 18. 17X-Josh Baughman, 12.872; 19. 13D-Danny Dietrich, 12.875; 20. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.919; 21. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.94; 22. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.968; 23. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.054; 24. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.101; 25. 5B-Justin Barger, 13.445; 26. 12W-Troy Fraker, 14.063

 
Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 44-Trey Starks, 12.606; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.649; 3. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.687; 4. 13M-Paul McMahan, 12.694; 5. 71-Joey Saldana, 12.729; 6. 59-Ryan Smith, 12.774; 7. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 12.79; 8. 3-Sammy Swindell, 12.823; 9. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.828; 10. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 12.846; 11. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.861; 12. 71M-Dave Blaney, 12.871; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.909; 14. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.912; 15. 7J-Chad Kemenah, 12.918; 16. 19-Brent Marks, 12.926; 17. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.016; 18. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.024; 19. OO-Dane Lorenc, 13.028; 20. 49K-Scott Kreutter, 13.045; 21. 17C-Caleb Helms, 13.066; 22. 7KX-Dan Shetler, 13.326; 23. 27G-Jay Galloway, 13.418; 24. 91-Sadie Siegel, 14.165; 25. 47-Eric Riggins, 15.482; 26. 14X-Coleman Gulick, 13.279; 27. 822-John Price, NT

 

 
World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings:

 
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
11410
0
20
66
74
2
49
Brad Sweet
11200
-210
5
56
72
3
5
David Gravel
11082
-328
18
43
68
4
9
Daryn Pittman
10718
-692
3
28
56
5
2
Shane Stewart
10702
-708
8
30
56
6
41
Jason Johnson
10496
-914
4
27
51
7
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
10118
-1292
0
12
41
8
11k
Kraig Kinser
9946
-1464
1
7
28
9
1S
Logan Schuchart
9854
-1556
4
11
32
10
19
Brent Marks
9744
-1666
0
1
23
11
7S
Jason Sides
9742
-1668
0
8
23
12
W20
Greg Wilson
9170
-2240
0
6
19
13
13M
Paul McMahan
8348
-3062
0
3
18
14
1A
Jacob Allen
8216
-3194
0
0
3
15
13
Clyde Knipp
7788
-3622
0
0
1
16
18
Ian Madsen
5780
-5630
1
6
21
17
71
Joey Saldana
5432
-5978
0
6
13
18
17
Jac Haudenschild
5104
-6306
0
2
12
19
4
Parker Price-Miller
4516
-6894
1
1
4
20
21
Brian Brown
4370
-7040
2
13
18

 

 

 

Schatz Reaches 20-Win Plateau for Fifth Straight Year with Win at Textron Off Road World Finals
 

 
Ian Madsen and Dave Blaney complete podium in stacked 53-car field

 
CHARLOTTE, NC - November 3, 2017 - No matter who is in the pits, it's tough to bet against Donny Schatz. That proved true on Night Two of the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway, as Schatz bested a stout field of 53 cars from across the world to win his 20th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of 2017. Ian Madsen and 10th-starting Dave Blaney completed the podium.
 
The 2017 IRA Champion, Bill Balog, grabbed the early lead from fellow front row starter, Ian Madsen. Balog, a one-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Winner in his career, led the first nine laps of the Feature before extremely heavy lapped traffic slowed his torrid pace. Balog was stalked by the Madsen Brothers in the early going, but it was Donny Schatz that made a three-wide pass for the lead down the backstretch to lead lap 10.

 
As Balog went high to navigate the lapped cars, Schatz made a jaw-dropping move. The, now nine-time, Series Champion glued his car to the bottom to work by Balog, Kerry Madsen and the lapped car of Parker Price-Miller off of turn two for the lead.

 
Lap 11 saw a pair of World of Outlaws young guns, Sheldon Haudenschild and David Gravel, succumb to flat right rear tires. Gravel was running third at the time of the misfortune.

 
The ensuing restart saw Ian Madsen maneuver his way back into the runner-up position. The Australian actually closed significantly on Schatz for the lead, coming as close as a car-length back of the Tony Stewart Racing No. 15.

 
With six laps remaining, Daryn Pittman's top five run came to an end due to a flat tire. This set up a double-file restart with Ian to the outside of Schatz. Schatz got a brilliant restart and paced the field comfortably the final six circuits to score the victory.

 
The first thing Schatz mentioned in Victory Lane was the outstanding World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Feature that was held beforehand. "That [Feature] was pretty cool to watch. It got me motivated to get it done as well," Schatz, who is doing double-duty this weekend, said.

 
"My team has worked awful hard lately. We've been stuck on 19 wins for a long time, so it was great to finally reach 20. It sucks the season is over, because we are rolling right now," Schatz added. Tonight's win marked the fifth consecutive season that Schatz has won at least 20 Features.

 
Ian Madsen, the 2017 Knoxville Raceway Track Champion, finished second with 1995 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Champion, Dave Blaney coming from 10th to complete the podium.

 
"It's pretty cool to be able to run up front with these guys. I thought we had a shot for the lead a couple of times. It was a lot of fun out there," Madsen said. Schatz echoed Madsen's statement about the track conditions, "I thought the track would rubber up, but it really cleaned off and made it a lot of fun as a driver."

 
Blaney cited restarts being a focal point to his success on the evening. "The car really took off on the starts and restarts. Going forward in the Heat Races is very important with this format," the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Member said.

 
Kerry Madsen and Joey Saldana completed the top five. Balog, 20th-starting Logan Schuchart, Jason Johnson, 25th-starting Brad Sweet and Tim Shaffer completed the top ten. Sweet's effort was good enough to earn KSE Hard Charger Honors.

 
The 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series concludes tomorrow with the finale of the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. If you can't make it to the track, be sure to tune in to DIRTVision.com for LIVE VIDEO of all the action!
Abbreviated Results from The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway - November 3, 2017
 
Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$12,000]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [1][$5,500]; 3. 71M-Dave Blaney [10][$3,200]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4][$2,800]; 5. 71-Joey Saldana [5][$2,500]; 6. 17B-Bill Balog [2][$2,300]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [20][$2,200]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [12][$2,100]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [25][$1,050]; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer [9][$2,000]; 11. 13M-Paul McMahan [11][$1,500]; 12. 21-Brian Brown [19][$1,200]; 13. 12N-Cole Duncan [23][$1,100]; 14. 2-Shane Stewart [15][$1,050]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [28][$]; 16. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [26][$]; 17. 5-David Gravel [7][$1,000]; 18. 3-Sammy Swindell [16][$1,000]; 19. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [6][$1,000]; 20. 17-Jac Haudenschild [29][$]; 21. 14-Tony Stewart [18][$1,000]; 22. 9-Daryn Pittman [8][$1,000]; 23. 44-Trey Starks [13][$1,000]; 24. 11K-Kraig Kinser [24][$1,000]; 25. 24-Terry McCarl [14][$1,000]; 26. 19-Brent Marks [27][$]; 27. 59-Ryan Smith [22][$1,000]; 28. 4-Parker Price-Miller [30][$]; 29. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [21][$1,000]; 30. W20-Greg Wilson [17][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: Bill Balog 1-9, Donny Schatz 10-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+16]

 
Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 5-David Gravel, 12.53; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.584; 3. 71-Joey Saldana, 12.592; 4. 44-Trey Starks, 12.597; 5. 13M-Paul McMahan, 12.605; 6. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.663; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.681; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.681; 9. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.694; 10. 19P-Paige Polyak, 12.707; 11. 21-Brian Brown, 12.714; 12. 59-Ryan Smith, 12.72; 13. 12N-Cole Duncan, 12.767; 14. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 12.768; 15. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.812; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.841; 17. 19-Brent Marks, 12.874; 18. 27-Greg Hodnett, 12.881; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.889; 20. 49K-Scott Kreutter, 12.923; 21. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.927; 22. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.053; 23. 5B-Justin Barger, 13.175; 24. 7KX-Dan Shetler, 13.176; 25. OO-Dane Lorenc, 13.619; 26. 27G-Jay Galloway, 13.707

 
Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.551; 2. 71M-Dave Blaney, 12.558; 3. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.646; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 12.649; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.67; 6. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.671; 7. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 12.696; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.728; 9. 13D-Danny Dietrich, 12.752; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.774; 11. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.789; 12. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.826; 13. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.856; 14. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.867; 15. 7J-Chad Kemenah, 12.87; 16. 24-Terry McCarl, 12.873; 17. 17X-Josh Baughman, 12.89; 18. 13-Clyde Knipp, 12.946; 19. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.977; 20. 3-Sammy Swindell, 12.978; 21. 17C-Caleb Helms, 12.984; 22. 14X-Coleman Gulick, 13.081; 23. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.115; 24. 47-Eric Riggins, 13.366; 25. 12W-Troy Fraker, 13.717; 26. 91-Sadie Siegel, 13.914; 27. 822-John Price, NT

 

 
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings:
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
11264
0
20
65
73
2
49
Brad Sweet
11072
-192
5
56
72
3
5
David Gravel
10932
-332
17
42
67
4
9
Daryn Pittman
10582
-682
3
28
55
5
2
Shane Stewart
10580
-684
8
30
56
6
41
Jason Johnson
10394
-870
4
27
51
7
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
10014
-1250
0
12
41
8
11k
Kraig Kinser
9840
-1424
1
7
28
9
1S
Logan Schuchart
9716
-1548
4
11
31
10
7S
Jason Sides
9626
-1638
0
8
23
11
19
Brent Marks
9612
-1652
0
1
22
12
W20
Greg Wilson
9052
-2212
0
6
19
13
13M
Paul McMahan
8236
-3028
0
3
18
14
1A
Jacob Allen
8126
-3138
0
0
3
15
13
Clyde Knipp
7698
-3566
0
0
1
16
18
Ian Madsen
5670
-5594
1
6
21
17
71
Joey Saldana
5330
-5934
0
6
13
18
17
Jac Haudenschild
5002
-6262
0
2
12
19
4
Parker Price-Miller
4408
-6856
1
1
4
20
21
Brian Brown
4226
-7038
2
12
17

 


 


Gravel, Starks Claim Top Qualifying Honors on Opening Night of World Finals; Schatz Clinches 2017 Title

Racing action for WoO Sprint Cars and Late Models begins tomorrow

CHARLOTTE, NC - November 2, 2017 - David Gravel and Trey Starks topped Friday and Saturday Qualifying, respectively, but it was Donny Schatz stealing the show on the opening night of the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Schatz clinched his ninth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Championship by taking the Green Flag in Hot Laps.

In true The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway fashion, the track surface held its condition throughout the evening. David Gravel set fast-time for Friday's program with a lap of 12.530, over two hours and thousands of laps later, Trey Starks set fast-time for Saturday's program with a lap of 12.606; a true accolade to The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway track preparation crew. Additionally, Starks was the second to last car, out of the 52 sprint cars signed in, to take time for Saturday's program.

"It's really nice to see the track didn't change with all the laps put on it. As a driver, especially when you don't draw well, that's all you can ask for. The track being equal for everyone is a big key when you have a big car count," Starks, who was fourth quick in Friday's program, said following his Saturday fast-time effort.

"Fast time is obviously how you want to start any night. Hopefully we can park this CJB Motorsports on the frontstretch a couple of times this weekend," Gravel, who was also third quick in Saturday's program, said.

Daryn Pittman had a strong evening, setting fast time in Flight B for Friday's program as well as going second quick for Saturday's program. 2018 IRA Champion, Bill Balog cashed in with a pair of third place Qualifying runs.

Additionally, Joey Saldana, Kerry Madsen and Paul McMahan all set themselves up nicely with front row Heat Race positions for both nights. McMahan is making his first starts of the season in the Tom Buch owned No.13.

As for Donny Schatz, all the North Dakota native needed to do was take the Green in hot laps to clinch his ninth Series Championship. Schatz did more than just that, securing second quick for both programs this weekend. Schatz will seek his 20th win of the season this weekend at the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Racing action for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series begins at the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals tomorrow evening. You can catch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com; don't miss a second of the action.

 

DIRTcar Nationals Just Got Bigger

Now five nights of Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block action and four nights of World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models - Feb 6-17, 2018 at Volusia Speedway Park

CONCORD, NC - Oct. 25, 2017 - The 2018 racing calendar just got more exciting...what better way to start a new season than with 12 nights of racing in Florida in February. Major changes to the event program highlight the new and exciting schedule for the 47th annual DIRTcar Nationals as the racing season kicks off Feb. 6 through 17, 2018.

New to the 2017 DIRTcar National schedule is added nights for the premier dirt racing series in the Northeast, the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds and the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series where Every Night is a Shootout. The DIRTcar UMP Modified all feature night featuring Triple-20's has been moved up earlier in the week to Friday, Feb. 9. The All Star Circuit of Champions kick off five straight nights of Sprint Car action on Feb. 7th and 8th, while the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will be in action from Friday, Feb. 9 to Sunday, Feb. 11. The 12-nights of racing at Volusia Speedway Park will conclude with five days of action for the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds and four nights for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models on Saturday, Feb. 17.

Over the course of the 12 action-packed nights, drivers in their respective divisions will be competing for one the most sought-after trophies in racing, the Big Gator. This past winter Nick Hoffman in the Modifieds, David Gravel in the Sprint Cars, Brett Hearn in the Big-Block Modifieds, and Shane Clanton in the Late Models all wrangled the competition to take home the Big Gator prize to kick off the racing season.

The historic DIRTcar Nationals is the most accessible motorsports event in Florida in February. Every ticket to DIRTcar Nationals is a hot pass, so fans can get up close and personal to all the action - and to their favorite drivers.

Volusia Speedway Park, located in Barberville, Florida, is a half-mile, high-banked, clay oval, known as the World's Fastest Half Mile. The track opened as a quarter-mile oval in 1968 and then expanded to a three-eighths-mile in 1969, and then once again expanded to a half-mile in 1972. The clay oval was paved in 1989 and was then converted back to dirt in 1997 and has been dirt ever since.

To see the full schedule breakdown, visit DIRTcarNationals.com. Tickets for DIRTcar Nationals start at just $20 and are on sale now by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849), or by visiting www.DIRTcarNationals.com. Follow DIRTcar Nationals on Twitter.

 

 

Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park Cancelled

CONCORD, NC - Oct. 24,2017 - The arrival of Winter and the frigid northern cold blast has prompted an early cancellation of this weekend's World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park.

"The Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown is traditionally an outstanding event that everyone looks forward to attending, however, in the best interest of the fans and racers that we have decided to cancel this weekend's event at Dodge City Raceway Park," said Series Director Carlton Reimers.

Track and Series officials are working together to determine a 2018 date for the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park. Stay tuned to the World of Outlaws website and social media for future announcements of the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown 2018 date.

All advanced tickets purchases will be honored at the 2018 date when announced. Ticket holders may request a refund by mailing their ticket stub back to World Racing Group office 7575 W Winds Blvd NW D, Concord, NC 28027 for a refund; refunds will not be issued at the track.

Dodge City Raceway Park has concluded the 2017 season.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads to The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the final weekend of the 2017 season. The most prestigious dirt racing event in the country, the Textron Off Road World Finals returns Nov. 2-4 for three days of heart-pounding, clay-slinging action on the lightning-fast, four-tenths mile oval. The Textron Off Road World Finals brings together the top series in the sport - the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds - for a full weekend of racing, culminating in the crowning of all three series champions. For more information on Textron Off Road World Finals visit www.worldofoutlawsworldfinals.com

If you can't make it to the track, DIRTVision.com has you covered with LIVE DIRTVision MAX video coverage of all the action from the three division of the World of Outlaw World Finals.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Wins Outstanding Salina Highbanks Feature

 
Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet complete podium in thrilling Feature

 
SALINA, OK. - October 21, 2017 - Kerry Madsen had over an eight second lead last night at Lakeside Speedway before spinning in heavy lapped traffic. Tonight, the 'Mad Man' made sure he parked his GoMuddy.com No.2M where it belonged - on the frontstretch. In thrilling fashion, Madsen went from third to the lead in half a lap and went on to win his fifth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of the season. Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet completed the podium at the Salina Highbanks Speedway.
 
With severe weather looming in the area, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series was in a race against Mother Nature all night. David Gravel won the Craftsman Club Dash, but blew up coming to the checkered. Gravel and his CJB Motorsports No.5 scrambled to swap motors before the Feature and did so successfully.
 
Gravel edged fellow front row starter Brad Sweet down the backstretch on the opening lap. Sweet went for the lead with a slide job into turn three and made contact with Gravel at the exit of turn four, ending the CJB No.5's evening.
 
"We were racing for inches at 130MPH and neither of us gave an inch," Gravel said post-race in regard to the incident. "There just wasn't enough room."
 
Sweet survived the incident unscathed and led the field back to Green. Sweet pounded the cushion through lapped traffic as Kerry Madsen and Shane Stewart waged war for second.
 
At the halfway point, Sweet was in heavy lapped traffic and Stewart had wrestled second from Madsen. Sweet split two lapped cars on lap 19 and had a straightaway of clear track ahead of him.
 
By this point, the Salina Highbanks crowd was on their feet and with good reason as there were cars all over the racing surface throwing slide jobs in every corner.
 
On lap 24, Kerry Madsen used a big run down the backstretch to get back by Stewart for second and then threw a huge slider on Sweet to take the lead down the frontstretch. Sweet tried to return the favor as Donny Schatz stuck himself in the mix as well. A blanket could have been thrown over the top four, as they battled for the race lead.
 
Race action was halted on lap 28 when RJ Johnson took a vicious crash into the frontstretch guardrail. Johnson was uninjured in the incident and walked away under his own power.
 
The Red Flag allowed fans and drivers alike to catch their breath and set up a single-file restart with two to go.
 
Madsen powered away on the restart and went on to score the victory. "We gave one away last night," the Australian said. "I'm glad I was able to put this car where it belongs. It is an absolute joy to drive every night."
 
"Salina is always exciting and I thought that was pretty exciting. I hope the fans did as well," Madsen added.
 
Schatz settled for second with Sweet completing the podium. "It's tough with a single-file restart with two to go, you almost are just hoping to hang on for second," Schatz said. "We'll come back and try and pick up a pair of wins next weekend."
 
Sweet led the first 23 laps and was understandably a little disappointed. "I was surprised I hit him. I was expecting him to turn back underneath me," he said in reference to the lap one incident with Gravel. "I'll have to go back and watch it."
 
Shane Stewart and Jason Johnson completed the top five.
 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action next weekend at the Dodge City Raceway Park before wrapping up the 2017 season at the Textron Offroad World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Abbreviated Results from Salina Highbanks Speeway - October 21, 2017:
 
Feature (30 Laps): 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$3,200]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [4][$2,800]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [3][$2,500]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [9][$2,300]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6][$2,200]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [7][$2,100]; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [8][$2,050]; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman [13][$2,000]; 11. 99-Brady Bacon [11][$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [12][$1,200]; 13. W20-Greg Wilson [16][$1,100]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [19][$1,050]; 15. 4-Parker Price-Miller [15][$1,000]; 16. 13-Clyde Knipp [18][$900]; 17. 17B-Ryan Bickett [20][$800]; 18. 71A-R.J. Johnson [14][$800]; 19. 17-Jac Haudenschild [10][$800]; 20. 1P-Curtis Evans [21][$800]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [17][$800]; 22. 5-David Gravel [22][$800]; 23. 3-Sammy Swindell [23][$800] Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-22, Kerry Madsen 23-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 11K-Kraig Kinser[+5]
 
Qualifying: 1. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.754; 2. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 11.766; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.768; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.794; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.811; 6. 5-David Gravel, 11.821; 7. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.84; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.862; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.876; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.879; 11. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.887; 12. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.894; 13. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.924; 14. 19-Brent Marks, 11.971; 15. 3-Sammy Swindell, 12.018; 16. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.033; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.153; 18. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.154; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.188; 20. 13-Clyde Knipp, 12.277; 21. 71A-R.J. Johnson, 12.367; 22. 17B-Ryan Bickett, 12.389; 23. 1P-Curtis Evans, 12.731

 
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings:
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
11114
0
19
64
72
2
49
Brad Sweet
10940
-174
5
56
71
3
5
David Gravel
10816
-298
17
42
67
4
9
Daryn Pittman
10476
-638
3
28
55
5
2
Shane Stewart
10458
-656
8
30
56
6
41
Jason Johnson
10260
-854
4
27
50
7
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
9896
-1218
0
12
41
8
11k
Kraig Kinser
9738
-1376
1
7
28
9
1S
Logan Schuchart
9580
-1534
4
11
30
10
19
Brent Marks
9510
-1604
0
1
22
11
7S
Jason Sides
9506
-1608
0
8
23
12
W20
Greg Wilson
8950
-2164
0
6
19
13
4
Paul McMahan
8108
-3006
0
3
18
14
1A
Jacob Allen
8036
-3078
0
0
3
15
13
Clyde Knipp
7608
-3506
0
0
1
16
18
Ian Madsen
5524
-5590
1
5
20
17
71
Joey Saldana
5190
-5924
0
5
12
18
17
Jac Haudenschild
4892
-6222
0
2
12
19
4
Parker Price-Miller
4306
-6808
1
1
4
20
21
Brian Brown
4100
-7014
2
12
17

 
 Full Results from Salina Highbanks Speedway can be found on the World of Outlaws website.

 

 

Brian Brown Thrills Hometown Crowd with Outlaws Win at Lakeside

 
Sheldon Haudenschild and 12th-starting Donny Schatz completed the podium; Salina on deck

 
KANSAS CITY, KS - October 20, 2017 - Brian Brown led the first seven laps before Kerry Madsen took command on the eighth circuit. Brown inherited the lead with 10 to go after Madsen got spun around in lapped traffic. 'BlackJack' went on to score a popular hometown win in the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout at the Lakeside Speedway. Sheldon Haudenschild and 12th starting Donny Schatz completed the podium.
 
Brown, who is sponsored by FVP, passed Brent Marks in his Heat Race to score the victory and came from third to win the Craftsman Club Dash to earn the pole of the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout.
 
Brown survived multiple slide job attempts from both Jac and Sheldon Haudenschild to maintain the early lead as he reached traffic on lap six. By lap eight, Kerry Madsen had worked his way forward from his fifth starting position, surpassed both Haudenschild's and swooped underneath Brown for the lead.
 
Madsen, who has four World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series wins to his credit this season, clearly established himself as the car to beat once he took command. While Madsen stretched his lead, complete mayhem took place behind him with drivers utilizing all the real estate Lakeside Speedway had to offer. Sheldon Haudenschild and Brown continued their battle for the runner-up position, exchanging the spot multiple times.
 
Madsen was well on his way to scoring his fifth Outlaw win of the season before disaster struck on lap 20. Madsen got turned around in turn three and ended up with a flat right rear tire. At the time of the accident, Madsen had seven lapped cars and over 8.5 seconds in between himself and the rest of the field.
 
The see-saw battle between Sheldon and Brown saw the latter assume the lead on lap 20. On the ensuing restart, Schatz and Sheldon waged war for the runner-up position allowing Brown to extend his lead. Brown wouldn't relinquish the lead twice on one night as he was masterful in lapped traffic the last few laps en route to the popular victory.
 
"My guys did a phenomenal job. These Outlaw races are so tough to win. You can feel the pressure in lapped traffic," a jubilant Brown said in Victory Lane.
 
"I've won with the Outlaws in Arizona and North Carolina so I've never really been able to celebrate. To do it here, with all the FVP guys in attendance - we'll celebrate with a few beers tonight," the Grain Valley, Missouri native said to a big ovation from the crowd.
 
Sheldon, who remains the leading contender for Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, settled for second once again as he continues to knock on the door of his first career win with the Series. Schatz, Jason Johnson and Kerry Madsen, with a remarkable comeback completed the top five.
 
Madsen restarted 14th with ten laps to go and showed the same speed he had while leading, sliding his way forward back to fifth at the finish line.
 
After the race, Madsen was in good spirits, "Obviously it's a huge disappointment when you have a car that good, but that's racing. We'll try again next time."
 
Sheldon cited the great racing between he and Brown, although most of it was when they were battling for second. "We had some really good racing going on back there. I threw a couple of good sliders in the middle of the race but could never make it stick," Sheldon said. He then added with a smile, "The track was absolutely perfect."
 
Shane Stewart, David Gravel, Brad Sweet, Daryn Pittman and 21st-starting Logan Schuchart, who earned KSE Hard Charger honors, completed the top ten.
 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is in action Saturday night, October 21, at the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Oklahoma. If you can't make it to the track, DIRTVision.com will have live video coverage of The Greatest Show on Dirt from the high banks of Salina. For more information on Saturday's event at the Salina Highbanks, click here

 

 
Abbreviated Results from Lakeside Speedway - October 20, 2017:
 
Feature: (30 Laps) 1. 21-Brian Brown [1][$10,000]; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [4][$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [12][$3,200]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [6][$2,800]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5][$2,500]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [2][$2,300]; 7. 5-David Gravel [11][$2,200]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$2,100]; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman [7][$2,050]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21][$2,000]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [17][$1,500]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [8][$1,200]; 13. 99-Brady Bacon [13][$1,100]; 14. 17-Jac Haudenschild [3][$1,050]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [16][$1,000]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15][$900]; 17. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [22][$800]; 18. 82-Dusty Zomer [10][$800]; 19. 4-Parker Price-Miller [23][$800]; 20. W20-Greg Wilson [25][$]; 21. 55-Brooke Tatnell [18][$800]; 22. 3-Sammy Swindell [19][$800]; 23. 14-Tony Stewart [14][$800]; 24. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [20][$800]; 25. 1A-Jacob Allen [24][$800]; 26. 13-Clyde Knipp [26][$]: Lap Leaders: Brian Brown 1-7, 21-30; Kerry Madsen 8-20KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+11]
 
Qualifying: 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.966; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 14.07; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 14.147; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.164; 5. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.172; 6. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 14.208; 7. 19-Brent Marks, 14.231; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.285; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.289; 10. 82-Dusty Zomer, 14.324; 11. 5-David Gravel, 14.33; 12. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.389; 13. 99-Brady Bacon, 14.458; 14. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 14.47; 15. 3-Sammy Swindell, 14.501; 16. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 14.504; 17. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.505; 18. 14-Tony Stewart, 14.515; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.542; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.573; 21. 13-Clyde Knipp, 14.601; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.607; 23. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 14.648; 24. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.657; 25. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.67; 26. 65-Jordon Goldesberry, 14.855; 27. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.891; 28. 71A-R.J. Johnson, 14.914; 29. 17B-Ryan Bickett, 15.018; 30. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 15.039; 31. 13X-Taylor Walton, 15.548; 32. 51B-Joe Miller, 15.585; 33. 90-Riley Kreisel, 15.769; 34. 11W-Wyatt Burks, 15.84; 35. 27-Danny Thoman, 16.989; 36. 1P-Curtis Evans, NT

 

 

 
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings:
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
10968
0
19
63
71
2
49
Brad Sweet
10796
-172
5
55
70
3
5
David Gravel
10710
-258
17
42
67
4
9
Daryn Pittman
10346
-622
3
28
54
5
2
Shane Stewart
10316
-652
8
29
55
6
41
Jason Johnson
10120
-848
4
26
49
7
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
9764
-1204
0
12
40
8
11k
Kraig Kinser
9616
-1352
1
7
28
9
1S
Logan Schuchart
9444
-1524
4
11
29
10
7S
Jason Sides
9380
-1588
0
8
23
11
19
Brent Marks
9376
-1592
0
1
21
12
W20
Greg Wilson
8826
-2142
0
6
19
13
4
Paul McMahan
8108
-2860
0
3
18
14
1A
Jacob Allen
7928
-3040
0
0
3
15
13
Clyde Knipp
7490
-3478
0
0
1
16
18
Ian Madsen
5386
-5582
1
5
19
17
71
Joey Saldana
5190
-5778
0
5
12
18
17
Jac Haudenschild
4780
-6188
0
2
12
19
4
Parker Price-Miller
4186
-6782
1
1
4
20
21
Brian Brown
4100
-6868
2
12
17


 


 

 

 

iRacing's Next Dirt Track Chosen by Fans

Kokomo Speedway Wins Online Vote to Be Added to Racing Service

Bedford, MA- October 20, 2017- The World of Outlaws and iRacing.com hosted an online vote to determine the next dirt track to be added to the online racing service. Fans could choose from six well known venues including: Kokomo Speedway, Fairbury American Legion Speedway, Lernerville Speedway, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, Weedsport Speedway and Cedar Lake Speedway. Ultimately Kokomo Speedway edged out Fairbury by just 118 votes.

iRacing has already laser scanned the track so it will go into production immediately with an expected release date in 2018.

"We are very appreciative of our fans voting us to be the next dirt track added to iRacing", said Kokomo Speedway president Reece O'Connor. "Being available to race in iRacing will give existing fans a new way to experience our track as well as introduce legions of new fans to Kokomo. Personally I can't wait to race Kokomo online!"

It is not all bad news for the other five tracks as all of them will be built and added to iRacing over time.

"It was fun to get dirt track fans involved in the decision process - it's the first time we have done anything like this and based on everything we heard it was very well received", said Steve Myers, executive vice-president and executive producer, iRacing.com. "Ultimately we will build all six tracks but it is great to have the input from the community as to what they want next."

iRacing released dirt oval racing earlier this year to its online racing platform and currently offers five dirt tracks - Eldora, Williams Grove, Volusia, Lanier and USA Speedway with Knoxville slated to be released in December. Limaland Motorsports Park, The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway and one additional track are also already in production and slated for early 2018 releases. iRacing members can race a wide range of dirt cars on these tracks including dirt street stocks, World of Outlaw Sprint cars and Late Models, USAC sprint cars and NASCAR Camping World Trucks.

Dirt racing has quickly become a favorite with the over 65,000 iRacing members who also race NASCAR, IndyCar, sports cars, grand prix cars and more.

To learn more about iRacing and to take advantage of special offers go here: http://www.iracing.com/

 

 

 

Tim Shaffer Goes Flag-to-Flag at Ransomville 

 
Brad Sweet and Shane Stewart complete podium in Series first visit in 20 years to Ransomville

 
RANSOMVILLE, New York - October 16, 2017 - The 'Steel City Outlaw' Tim Shaffer led flag-to-flag in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series first visit to the Ransomville Speedway in 20 years. Shaffer fell off the narrow frontstretch in lapped traffic with two to go, but was able to corral his No. 49X and pilot it to his second World of Outlaws Feature win of the year. Brad Sweet and Shane Stewart completed the podium at 'The Big R Outlaw Shootout' presented by Budweiser.
 
The Craftsman Club Dash inversion was zero lining Shaffer on the pole of the Dash, which he would win to earn the pole of the 30-lap Feature.
 
Shaffer reached lapped traffic quickly and was nearly taken out by a spinning Dane Lorenc on lap eight. "I have no idea how we missed the 00," was the first thing Shaffer mentioned after the race.
 
Sheldon Haudenschild brought out the only other caution on lap ten, as he was battling inside the top ten before a broken front axle sidelined the No.93.
 
Shaffer was untouchable in open air and had a commanding lead with ten to go with Brad Sweet and David Gravel waiting for lapped traffic to make their move in on the 'Steel City Outlaw'. With three to go, Shaffer had to slow his pace significantly with a hoard of lapped cars battling for position in front him. Shaffer actually slipped off the frontstretch into the small moat with three to go, allowing Sweet and Gravel to close in. Shaffer recovered quickly and went to claim the win .581 seconds in front of Sweet.
 
"I thought I was in trouble when I slid off, but here we are," the Aliquippa, Pennsylvania native said. Quite possibly the most remarkable feat of the victory was it was just Tim and his crew chief, Cody Jacobs, tonight at Ransomville. "Hats off to Cody, he gave me a great race car that was a lot of fun to drive," Shaffer said sincerely in Victory Lane.
 
It was Shaffer's second World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win in the past month as he scored a victory at Eldora in late September. Shaffer hinted that he and his Demyan-Rudzik Racing No.49X may head West with the Series to Kansas next week.
 
Sweet settled for second "My one shot was when Tim went off the edge. I'd like to do that lap over again," the Grass Valley, California native cited. "It's nice to be on the podium, we'll keep pushing to get some wins," Sweet added.
 
David Gravel blew a tire running third, coming to the checkered, allowing Shane Stewart to inherit the final podium spot. "Lately, I've been the one blowing tires," Stewart said with a smile as he expressed his condolences to Gravel. "I'm thankful to be here, we'll settle for third and move forward," Stewart added.
 
Donny Schatz finished fourth with Gravel limping the CJB Motorsports No.5 to the finish to complete the top five.
 
Schatz set fast time over the 32-car field in qualifying at a 12.629 easily establishing a new Ransomville Track Record. The previous track record was 14.360 set by Mark Kinser back in 1997.
 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule is winding down, as the Series makes one final trek West to compete at the Lakeside Speedway Friday October 20 and the Salina Highbanks Speedway the following night. After that, The Greatest Show on Dirt has two dates at the Dodge City Raceway Park on October 27-28 before heading to The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the World of Outlaws World Finals on November 2-4. 

 
ABBREVIATED RESULTS: Ransomville Speedway - October 16, 2017

 
Feature (30 laps): 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$5,500]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [3][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$2,800]; 5. 5-David Gravel [4][$2,500]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6][$2,300]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [7][$2,200]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [8][$2,100]; 9. 17-Jac Haudenschild [17][$2,050]; 10. 41-Jason Johnson [15][$2,000]; 11. 4-Parker Price-Miller [10][$1,500]; 12. 18-Ian Madsen [14][$1,200]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13][$1,100]; 14. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [9][$1,050]; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen [12][$1,000]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [19][$900]; 17. 10-Paul Colagiovanni [24][$800]; 18. 49K-Scott Kreutter [16][$800]; 19. W20-Greg Wilson [23][$800]; 20. 13-Clyde Knipp [21][$800]; 21. 5B-Justin Barger [20][$800]; 22. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [11][$800]; 23. OO-Dane Lorenc [22][$800]; 24. 19P-Paige Polyak [18][$800]; Lap Leaders: Tim Shaffer 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Jac Haudenschild[+8]
 
Qualifying: 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.629; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.738; 3. 5-David Gravel, 12.877; 4. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.956; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.97; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.973; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.002; 8. 19-Brent Marks, 13.022; 9. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.057; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.094; 11. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.113; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.185; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.193; 14. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.216; 15. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.262; 16. 49K-Scott Kreutter, 13.264; 17. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 13.267; 18. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.273; 19. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.342; 20. 5R-Tyler Ross, 13.432; 21. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.462; 22. OO-Dane Lorenc, 13.524; 23. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.562; 24. 5B-Justin Barger, 13.575; 25. 19JK-Joe Kubiniec, 13.801; 26. 10-Paul Colagiovanni, 13.814; 27. 18X-Ryan Susice, 13.927; 28. 7K-Dan Shetler, 14; 29. 98-Joeseph Trenca, 14.165; 30. 36-Matt Billings, 14.413; 31. 58-Joe Lockhart, 14.54; 32. 54J-Scott Just, 14.654

 

 

 
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings:
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
10824
0
19
62
70
2
49
Brad Sweet
10662
-162
5
55
69
3
5
David Gravel
10574
-250
17
42
66
4
9
Daryn Pittman
10214
-610
3
28
53
5
2
Shane Stewart
10178
-646
8
29
54
6
41
Jason Johnson
9978
-846
4
25
48
7
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
9618
-1206
0
11
39
8
11k
Kraig Kinser
9498
-1326
1
7
28
9
1S
Logan Schuchart
9314
-1510
4
11
28
10
7S
Jason Sides
9260
-1564
0
8
23
11
19
Brent Marks
9250
-1574
0
1
21
12
W20
Greg Wilson
8716
-2108
0
6
19
13
4
Paul McMahan
8108
-2716
0
3
18
14
1A
Jacob Allen
7826
-2998
0
0
3
15
13
Clyde Knipp
7388
-3436
0
0
1
16
18
Ian Madsen
5258
-5566
1
5
19
17
71
Joey Saldana
5190
-5634
0
5
12
18
17
Jac Haudenschild
4658
-6166
0
2
12
19
4
Parker Price-Miller
4074
-6750
1
1
4
20
21
Brian Brown
3950
-6874
1
11
16


 

 

 

Donny Schatz Downs 'The Posse' and Claims 19th Win of Season at Port Royal

 
Lance Dewease and Daryn Pittman come from row five to complete the podium

 
PORT ROYAL, PA - October 14, 2017 - Donny Schatz passed Port Royal Speedway Track Champion, Brock Zearfoss on lap 18 and survived a late charge from Lance Dewease to extend his points lead atop the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Point Standings and score his 19th win of the season. Dewease and 10th starting Daryn Pittman completed the podium at Port Royal.
 
The Craftsman Club Dash Inversion was eight, putting Zearfoss on the pole. Zearfoss, who scored his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory back in July at Williams Grove, led all six laps of the Dash to earn the pole of the 30-lap Feature.
 
Zearfoss edged fellow front row starter, Jason Sides to lead lap one. As Zearfoss extended his lead, Schatz worked by Sides for the runner-up position on lap three. It didn't take long for the leaders to catch traffic as Zearfoss did so on lap six. The Jonestown, Pennsylvania native was strong in traffic, utilizing the top of the Speedway to clear the first five or so lapped cars. Just as Schatz began cutting into Zearfoss' lead, last year's event winner, Logan Schuchart came to a stop with 14 laps complete.
 
On the ensuing double-file restart, Zearfoss choose the bottom but quickly made his way back to the top of the racing surface. Schatz attempted a pair of sliders in turn one, but Zearfoss never lifted and maintained the lead. On lap 18, Zearfoss went a couple car lengths lower in turns one and two allowing Schatz to get enough momentum down the backstretch and take command going into turn three.
 
A lap later, Tim Shaffer brought out the yellow with 11 laps remaining with Schatz as your leader. Schatz, who chose the inside for the double-file restart, got a good restart, allowing Lance Dewease to work by Zearfoss for second. As Dewease and Schatz put distance between themselves and the rest of the field, Zearfoss began to fade, eventually bringing out the caution with two to go, out of fuel.
 
The restart gave Pennsylvania Posse member Lance Dewease one last chance to steal the victory for the hometown crowd. Dewease stayed right on the back bumper of the Tony Stewart Racing No.15 on the restart and brought the crowd to their feet with a slide job into turn one. Schatz stayed on the hammer and powered back in front down the backstretch and went to win by .792 seconds.
 
When asked about the restart with two go Schatz said, "I knew [Lance] was going to try something. We weren't the greatest on the start, but once we got up to speed I could move around the racetrack. He races clean. He gave me just enough room to get by. We come here for excitement and that got me excited so I hope it got the crowd into it too."
 
Schatz, who is en route to his ninth Series Championship, was pleased to get his first win since the West Coast swing, "We need to get these wins. It seems like it's been a while. With the season coming to an end, we've got to get these wins. It's good to get one in PA."
 
Dewease, who has 106 career Port Royal Speedway victories, was happy with second. "That's all we had," he said in regard to the late race restart slider. "[Donny] was really good all night. We're happy to end the year with a ninth to second run against these guys," Dewease added.
 
Before Daryn Pittman could comment on his 10th to third run, he applauded the Port Royal Speedway. "Our guys work really hard on our racecars, so it's fun to go to tracks that you can see the effort they put into the track. For a driver that only gets here once a year, you see the huge differences and improvements," Pittman, who spent a handful of years racing as a local in Central Pennsylvania, said.
 
"With the way we started, we'll take third," Pittman, who fell as far back as 11th, said. "Late restarts went our way and some holes opened up. The track was nice and wide for the Feature, the best cars ended up winning and running up front. As a racer, that's all you can ask for," the Oklahoma native added.
 
Schatz echoed the positive statements about the improvements. "This place is incredible. The improvements, the lighting, everything. It's crazy the amount of work and financial effort Port Royal is putting in. When you come here, you know the parking lot will be full; the pits will be full and you'll see a race," the eight-time series Champion said to a nice applause from the Pennsylvania fans.
 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action in New York Sunday evening at the Weedsport Speedway and again at the Ransomville Speedway Monday night. Both races are makeup rain dates from earlier this year. DIRTVision.com will have live video coverage of all the action from Weedsport Sunday. For more information about the Empire State Challenge at the Weedsport Speedway, click here
ABBREVIATED RESULTS: Port Royal Speedway - October 14, 2017

 
Feature: (30 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$10,000]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [9][$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [10][$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$2,800]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [6][$2,500]; 6. 71M-Dave Blaney [4][$2,300]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [8][$2,200]; 8. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$2,100]; 9. 17-Jac Haudenschild [13][$2,050]; 10. 5-David Gravel [22][$2,000]; 11. 2-Shane Stewart [25][$700]; 12. 18-Ian Madsen [21][$1,200]; 13. 19-Brent Marks [14][$1,100]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11][$1,050]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [2][$1,000]; 16. 20-Ryan Taylor [12][$900]; 17. 11-T.J. Stutts [18][$800]; 18. 19P-Paige Polyak [15][$800]; 19. 14-Tony Stewart [20][$800]; 20. W20-Greg Wilson [17][$800]; 21. 4-Parker Price-Miller [16][$800]; 22. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1][$800]; 23. 49X-Tim Shaffer [23][$800]; 24. 1S-Logan Schuchart [19][$800]; 25. 39-Cory Haas [24][$800]; 26. 24-Lucas Wolfe [26][$]; Lap Leaders: Brock Zearfoss 1-17, Donny Schatz 18-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Shane Stewart[+14]

 
Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 15.704; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.929; 3. 71M-Dave Blaney, 15.997; 4. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.026; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.038; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.071; 7. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16.122; 8. 19-Brent Marks, 16.123; 9. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 16.136; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 16.184; 11. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 16.209; 12. 11-T.J. Stutts, 16.226; 13. 5-David Gravel, 16.247; 14. 39-Cory Haas, 16.277; 15. 7W-Logan Wagner, 16.34; 16. 13-Clyde Knipp, 16.41; 17. 47K-Kody Lehman, 16.495; 18. 747-Davey Sammons, 16.517; 19. 10K-Joe Kata, 16.547; 20. 12W-Troy Fraker, 17.255

 
Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.705; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.775; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.811; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 15.84; 5. 69K-Lance Dewease, 15.841; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.878; 7. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 15.913; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.978; 9. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.005; 10. 18-Ian Madsen, 16.014; 11. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.094; 12. 2-Shane Stewart, 16.106; 13. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.112; 14. 19P-Paige Polyak, 16.114; 15. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.123; 16. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.275; 17. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 16.297; 18. 55-Mike Wagner, 16.372; 19. 5B-Justin Barger, 16.454; 20. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 16.529

 

 
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings:

 
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
10682
0
19
61
69
2
49
Brad Sweet
10516
-166
5
54
68
3
5
David Gravel
10434
-248
17
41
65
4
9
Daryn Pittman
10078
-604
3
28
52
5
2
Shane Stewart
10034
-648
8
28
53
6
41
Jason Johnson
9848
-834
4
25
47
7
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
9512
-1170
0
11
39
8
11k
Kraig Kinser
9360
-1322
1
7
27
9
1S
Logan Schuchart
9190
-1492
4
11
28
10
7S
Jason Sides
9142
-1540
0
8
23
11
19
Brent Marks
9116
-1566
0
1
20
12
W20
Greg Wilson
8604
-2078
0
6
19
13
4
Paul McMahan
8108
-2574
0
3
18
14
1A
Jacob Allen
7706
-2976
0
0
3
15
13
Clyde Knipp
7278
-3404
0
0
1
16
71
Joey Saldana
5190
-5492
0
5
12
17
18
Ian Madsen
5132
-5550
1
5
19
18
17
Jac Haudenschild
4526
-6156
0
2
11
19
21
Brian Brown
3950
-6732
1
11
16
20
4
Parker Price-Miller
3946
-6736
1
1
4

 

 

 

 

David Gravel, CJB Score 17th Win of Season at Fulton

 
Jason Johnson and Donny Schatz complete the podium in Super DIRT Week Showdown

 
FULTON, NY - October 7, 2017 - David Gravel inherited the lead on lap nine after race leader Daryn Pittman got into the back of a slower car and spun to a stop. Gravel survived a multitude of restarts and held off Jason Johnson and Donny Schatz to score his career-best 17th win of the season for CJB Motorsports at the Fulton Speedway Saturday night in conjunction with NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.

 
Daryn Pittman muscled his way from fourth to second in his heat race, setting him up perfectly for the Craftsman Club Dash inversion of four. Pittman outdueled Jac Haudenschild in an entertaining Dash to earn the pole of the 25-lap Feature.

 
At the drop of the Green, Pittman and fellow front row starter Jason Johnson preferred the bottom line, while David Gravel was banging down the cushion. 

 
Pittman had a healthy lead when he reached lapped traffic before disaster struck. Clyde Knipp was trying to pull off the racing surface, got on the brakes and Pittman hit the back of the Knipp and spun to a stop in front of the field off of turn four with eight laps complete. Pittman went to the work area and re-joined the field while Knipp called it a night.

 
Gravel assumed the lead and battled hard with Johnson on the ensuing restart as Donny Schatz maneuvered his way from his eighth-starting position to third. Another caution flag flew on lap 11 with Scott Kreutter, Parker Price-Miller and Paige Polyak, who qualified for her first ever Craftsman Club Dash earlier in the night, stopped in turn four.

 
Gravel continued to show the way on restarts and utilized the entire racing surface searching for the fastest way around.

 
A pair of yellows on lap 21 and 24 gave Johnson and the rest of the field chances to steal the win, to no avail as Gravel took the checkered flag nearly a second in front of Johnson and Schatz.
"The track got so technical. The top was good, then the bottom was good, then I thought the bottom was too slow," Gravel explained in Victory Lane.

 
"I ran just about every line you could run tonight," the driver of the CJB Motorsports No.5 said with a smile.

 
Greg Wilson charged from 14th to fourth with 'The Wild Child' Jac Haudenschild completing the top five. World of Outlaws Rookie Brent Marks had a strong night coming home sixth with 13th-starting Kraig Kinser finishing seventh.

 
Jason Johnson was pleased with his team's runner-up efforts. "We gave it our best shot tonight. I did my best to race clean and hard and finishing between [Gravel and Schatz] is an accomplishment in itself," Johnson said.

 
Brad Sweet, 22nd-starting Mike Mahaney and Sheldon Haudenschild completed the top ten. Mahaney, who is qualified for Sunday's Billy Whittaker Cars and Trux 200 at the Oswego Speedway, picked up the KSE Hard Charger award.

 
Donny Schatz, who extended his points lead, said, "We battled the best we could. That's what you have to do to win a championship.

 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action next Saturday at the Port Royal Speedway for one final date with the Pennsylvania Posse before returning to New York for a pair of rain date events at the Weedsport Speedway and Ransomville Speedway Sunday and Monday October 15 and 16, respectively. Information on all three of these events are available on the World of Outlaws website. 

 
NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week concludes Sunday afternoon at the Oswego with Championship events for the Big Block Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds and Pro Stocks. Sunday's Billy Whittaker Cars and Trux 200 for the Big Blocks will pay a hefty $50,000 to the winner. For all things, Super DIRT Week, vist SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com!

 
ABBREVIATED RESULTS FROM FULTON SPEEDWAY - OCTOBER 7, 2017

 
Feature: (26 Laps due to green-white-checkered finish) 1. 5-David Gravel [4][$10,000]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [2][$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [8][$3,200]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [14][$2,800]; 5. 17-Jac Haudenschild [3][$2,500]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [9][$2,300]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$2,200]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$2,100]; 9. 33-Mike Mahaney [22][$2,050]; 10. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [16][$2,000]; 11. 2-Shane Stewart [5][$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [10][$1,200]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [21][$1,100]; 14. 4-Parker Price-Miller [20][$1,050]; 15. 9-Daryn Pittman [1][$1,000]; 16. 10-Paul Colagiovanni [19][$900]; 17. 49K-Scott Kreutter [15][$800]; 18. 87-Jason Barney [23][$800]; 19. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][$800]; 20. 99L-Larry Wight [12][$800]; 21. 7-Ed Aikin [18][$800]; 22. 19P-Paige Polyak [6][$800]; 23. 13-Clyde Knipp [24][$800]; 24. 10K-Joe Kata [17][$800]; Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-8, David Gravel 9-26; KSE Hard Charger Award: 33-Mike Mahaney[+13]

 
Qualifying: 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.18; 2. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.185; 3. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.211; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.24; 5. 5-David Gravel, 13.272; 6. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 13.326; 7. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.392; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.472; 9. 99L-Larry Wight, 13.488; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.509; 11. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.515; 12. 19-Brent Marks, 13.554; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.565; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.587; 15. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.635; 16. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.675; 17. 10K-Joe Kata, 13.71; 18. 10-Paul Colagiovanni, 13.731; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.746; 20. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.762; 21. 49K-Scott Kreutter, 13.832; 22. 33-Mike Mahaney, 13.903; 23. 98-Joe Trenca, 14.042; 24. 7-Ed Aikin, 14.092; 25. 36-Matt Billings, 14.182; 26. 87-Jason Barney, 14.334; 27. 19JK-Joe Kubiniec, 14.46; 28. 18-Ryan Susice, 14.496; 29. OO-Dane Lorenc, NT

 
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings:

 
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
10532
0
18
60
68
2
49
Brad Sweet
10374
-158
5
53
67
3
5
David Gravel
10304
-228
17
41
64
4
9
Daryn Pittman
9934
-598
3
27
51
5
2
Shane Stewart
9906
-626
8
28
53
6
41
Jason Johnson
9708
-824
4
24
46
7
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
9378
-1154
0
11
38
8
11k
Kraig Kinser
9238
-1294
1
7
27
9
1S
Logan Schuchart
9088
-1444
4
11
28
10
7S
Jason Sides
9022
-1510
0
8
23
11
19
Brent Marks
8992
-1540
0
1
20
12
W20
Greg Wilson
8494
-2038
0
6
19
13
4
Paul McMahan
8108
-2424
0
3
18
14
1A
Jacob Allen
7616
-2916
0
0
3
15
13
Clyde Knipp
7188
-3344
0
0
1
16
71
Joey Saldana
5190
-5342
0
5
12
17
18
Ian Madsen
5006
-5526
1
5
19
18
17
Jac Haudenschild
4394
-6138
0
2
10
19
21
Brian Brown
3950
-6582
1
11
16
20
4
Parker Price-Miller
3838
-6694
1
1
4

 

 

 

 

David Gravel, CJB Pocket $50,000 at Champion Racing Oil Williams Grove National Open

 
Donny Schatz, James McFadden both lead laps but settle for 2nd and 3rd

 
MECHANICSBURG, PA - September 30, 2017 - David Gravel passed Donny Schatz for the lead on lap six and went on to capture his 16th win of the season aboard the CJB Motorsports entry. It was Gravel's second career Champion Racing Oil National Open win at Williams Grove worth $50,000. Schatz and James McFadden completed the podium.
 
David Gravel was second in National Open event points, lining him up second in the Craftsman Club Dash. Gravel went on to win the event, lining him up on the pole of the $50,000 to win, 40-lap Feature.
 
Donny Schatz got the jump on the initial start and led the first five laps before Gravel took the lead on the front stretch, leading lap six. Friday night's winner, James McFadden worked by Schatz on lap 18 just before the yellow came out for a slowing Brian Montieth.
 
On the ensuing double-file restart, Gravel opted for the top giving McFadden the bottom, a somewhat unexpected move.
 
"I made a mistake and gave McFadden the bottom, luckily I was able to get around him on the top in three and four," a relieved Gravel said in Victory Lane.
 
McFadden hit the rubber off of turn two and took the lead down the backstretch and led lap 19, before Gravel powered back around the Australian the following lap. The next circuit Shane Stewart shredded a tire running sixth bringing out another yellow.
 
Schatz worked by McFadden on the restart and set his eyes on the CJB Motorsports No.5. A red flag on lap 28 for Jason Johnson, Kraig Kinser and Shane Stewart brought out an open red. All drivers were okay.
 
With the bottom being the preferred line around, Gravel was forced to slow his pace as he closed in on the back of the field. Schatz cut the lead down and was on Gravel's bumper as they received the two to go signal. Before Schatz could make a move, the final yellow of the night flew for Brian Brown, who cut down a tire running in the top ten.
 
The caution gave Gravel an open track which secured the $50,000 payday for he and the CJB Motorsports No.5 team.
 
"It's been a special year. I'm happy to solidify my place here with 3 wins at Williams Grove this season," Gravel said. "I wish we could have raced a little more tonight, but I'll take it."
 
Schatz settled for second. "We hit traffic and needed to stay there if we wanted a chance to get back by for the lead. We'll try and pick up some more wins this year and get that Championship," the eight-time and defending and current Series point leader said.
 
 
McFadden wished he would have been more aggressive once taking the lead, but was nonetheless happy with his weekend. His finish was easily good enough to secure the National Open Rookie Award worth $2,250 thanks to BeerHill Gang TV.
 
20th-starting Logan Schuchart earned the KSE Hard Charger award coming to fourth with Daryn Pittman completing the top five. Greg Hodnett, Kerry Madsen, Sheldon Haudenschild, 16th starting Brock Zearfoss and Jason Sides completed the top ten.
 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action next Saturday October 7 at the Fulton Speedway in New York before returning to Central Pennsylvania the following weekend at the Port Royal Speedway. 

 
ABBREVIATED RESULTS FROM NIGHT 2 OF THE CHAMPION RACING OIL NATIONAL OPEN - September 30, 2017:

 
Feature: (40 Laps) 1. 5-David Gravel  [1][$50,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz  [2][$12,000]; 3. 3-James McFadden  [6][$7,500]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart  [20][$4,000]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman  [3][$3,500]; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett  [9][$3,000]; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen  [5][$2,700]; 8. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild  [11][$2,500]; 9. 58-Brock Zearfoss  [16][$2,200]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides  [8][$2,100]; 11. 24-Lucas Wolfe  [10][$2,000]; 12. 19-Brent Marks  [14][$1,650]; 13. 18-Ian Madsen  [12][$1,550]; 14. 51-Freddie Rahmer  [25][$300]; 15. 39-Cory Haas  [22][$1,100]; 16. 1-Dale Blaney  [24][$1,050]; 17. 41-Jason Johnson  [15][$1,000]; 18. 48-Danny Dietrich  [18][$950]; 19. 49-Brad Sweet  [21][$950]; 20. 17-Jac Haudenschild  [19][$950]; 21. 21-Brian Brown  [13][$900]; 22. 2-Shane Stewart  [7][$900]; 23. 69K-Lance Dewease  [4][$900]; 24. 11K-Kraig Kinser  [17][$900]; 25. 11-T.J. Stutts  [26][$]; 26. 21P-Brian Montieth  [23][$900]; Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-5; David Gravel 6-18, 20-40; James McFadden 19; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart [+16]

 

 
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings:
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
10388
0
18
59
67
2
49
Brad Sweet
10240
-148
5
53
66
3
5
David Gravel
10154
-234
16
40
63
4
9
Daryn Pittman
9814
-574
3
27
51
5
2
Shane Stewart
9778
-610
8
28
53
6
41
Jason Johnson
9562
-826
4
23
45
7
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
9248
-1140
0
11
37
8
11k
Kraig Kinser
9102
-1286
1
7
26
9
1S
Logan Schuchart
8976
-1412
4
11
28
10
7S
Jason Sides
8896
-1492
0
8
23
11
19
Brent Marks
8854
-1534
0
1
19
12
W20
Greg Wilson
8352
-2036
0
5
18
13
4
Paul McMahan
8108
-2280
0
3
18
14
1A
Jacob Allen
7492
-2896
0
0
3
15
13
Clyde Knipp
7084
-3304
0
0
1
16
71
Joey Saldana
5190
-5198
0
5
12
17
18
Ian Madsen
5006
-5382
1
5
19
18
17
Jac Haudenschild
4254
-6134
0
1
9
19
21
Brian Brown
3950
-6438
1
11
16
20
2M
Kerry Madsen
3724
-6664
4
14
23

 

 

 

 

James McFadden Scores First Career World of Outlaws Win on Night 2 of Williams Grove National Open
 

 
Donny Schatz, David Gravel, James McFadden and Daryn Pittman locked in to Saturday's Craftsman Club Dash 

 
MECHANICSBURG, PA - September 29, 2017 - Australian James McFadden scored his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win in exciting fashion holding off Greg Hodnett and Donny Schatz to win the second night of the Williams Grove Champion Racing Oil National Open. Heading into tomorrow's finale, Donny Schatz leads the National Open points and will be locked in to tomorrow's Craftsman Club Dash. David Gravel, McFadden and Daryn Pittman are also locked in to tomorrow's Dash.

 
McFadden, who has spent the majority of the past two Summer's running in Central Pennsylvania for Matt Highlands, won his heat race and the Craftsman Club Dash to earn the pole of the 25-lap Feature.

 
Racing was delayed twice due to rain throughout the evening, once during the C Main and again after the initial start of the Feature.

 
After the final rain delay, McFadden got the jump on the complete restart over fellow front row starter, Greg Hodnett. A lap three red flag for Jac Haudenschild, who went for a wild ride after Danny Dietrich and Trey Starks got together, halted the action. Haudenschild walked away from the incident. On the ensuing double-file restart, Dale Blaney received contact and ended up on the hook setting up a single-file start.

 
McFadden once again was strong extending his lead as he approached traffic. McFadden had no problems with the first few lapped cars but was slowed significantly as he approached Alan Krimes, on the bottom, and Brian Brown, on the cushion.

 
"The track was equal. The bottom and the top were nearly the same speed. Krimes kept hitting the bottom perfectly and Brown was flirting with that cushion. I nearly destroyed myself and ended up in the trees trying to get by them," McFadden said.

 
McFadden followed Krimes and Brown for the better part of the last ten laps, waiting to make a move. McFadden eventually got around Krimes but then was pinched hard by Brown, forcing him across the track allowing Krimes to get back by down low and more importantly allow Greg Hodnett and Donny Schatz to be on the leader's back bumper.

 
Luckily for McFadden, he was able to work through lapped traffic and fend off a late race effort from both Hodnett and Schatz to score both his first career World of Outlaws and Williams Grove win.

 
"This is pretty amazing. I have never won on a half-mile before and to do so in Pennsylvania is pretty crazy," an elated McFadden said in Victory Lane. The result was good enough for McFadden to lock into tomorrow's Craftsman Club Dash as he sits third in event points.

 
Hodnett, who finished just .244 behind McFadden, and Schatz completed the podium. Brad Sweet and Shane Stewart completed the top five.

 
The Champion Racing Oil National Open comes down to Saturday night where the winner will take home a hefty $50,000 check.
ABBREVIATED RESULTS FROM NIGHT 2 OF THE CHAMPION RACING OIL NATIONAL OPEN - September 29, 2017:

 
Feature: (25 Laps) 1. 3-James McFadden [1][$10,000]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [2][$5,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$3,000]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$2,700]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [5][$2,500]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [3][$2,200]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [8][$2,000]; 8. 24-Lucas Wolfe [7][$1,800]; 9. 2M-Kerry Madsen [10][$1,600]; 10. 5-David Gravel [12][$1,450]; 11. 69K-Lance Dewease [21][$1,300]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [11][$1,200]; 13. 9-Daryn Pittman [20][$1,100]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [9][$1,000]; 15. 11-T.J. Stutts [15][$950]; 16. 58-Brock Zearfoss [16][$900]; 17. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [23][$850]; 18. 94-Ryan Smith [17][$750]; 19. 21-Brian Brown [18][$725]; 20. 87-Alan Krimes [24][$700]; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser [19][$700]; 22. 44-Trey Starks [14][$700]; 23. 21P-Brian Montieth [27][$]; 24. 48-Danny Dietrich [13][$700]; 25. 1-Dale Blaney [22][$700]; 26. 17-Jac Haudenschild [25][$]; 27. 51-Freddie Rahmer [26][$]; Lap Leaders:  James McFadden 1-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 69K-Lance Dewease[+10]

 
Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.976; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease, 17.03; 3. 41-Jason Johnson, 17.038; 4. 3-James McFadden, 17.064; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 17.178; 6. 18-Ian Madsen, 17.204; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.212; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.237; 9. 94-Ryan Smith, 17.264; 10. 11-T.J. Stutts, 17.329; 11. 87-Alan Krimes, 17.352; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 17.357; 13. 16-Matt Campbell, 17.368; 14. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.391; 15. 21P-Brian Montieth, 17.432; 16. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 17.463; 17. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 17.493; 18. 19-Brent Marks, 17.525; 19. 1X-Chad Trout, 17.611; 20. 13-Clyde Knipp, 17.76; 21. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.785; 22. 17M-Max McGhee, 17.853; 23. 45-Kyle Pruitt, 18.533

 
Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 17.048; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett, 17.062; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 17.068; 4. 2-Shane Stewart, 17.155; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 17.226; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 17.25; 7. 44-Trey Starks, 17.283; 8. 5-David Gravel, 17.313; 9. 21-Brian Brown, 17.324; 10. 1-Dale Blaney, 17.356; 11. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.473; 12. 58-Brock Zearfoss, 17.481; 13. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 17.49; 14. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.516; 15. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.529; 16. 44W-Rodney Westhafer, 17.58; 17. 14-Tony Stewart, 17.63; 18. 39-Cory Haas, 17.651; 19. 1XX-Tim Wagaman, 17.814; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen, 17.831; 21. 13K-Jordan Givler, 18.015; 22. 5B-Justin Barger, 18.025; 23. 12W-Troy Fraker, 18.682

 
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings:

 
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
10242
0
18
58
66
2
49
Brad Sweet
10128
-114
5
53
66
3
5
David Gravel
10004
-238
15
39
62
4
9
Daryn Pittman
9674
-568
3
26
50
5
2
Shane Stewart
9672
-570
8
28
53
6
41
Jason Johnson
9446
-796
4
23
45
7
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
9114
-1128
0
11
36
8
11k
Kraig Kinser
9000
-1242
1
7
26
9
1S
Logan Schuchart
8834
-1408
4
10
27
10
7S
Jason Sides
8766
-1476
0
8
22
11
19
Brent Marks
8728
-1514
0
1
19
12
W20
Greg Wilson
8262
-1980
0
5
18
13
4
Paul McMahan
8108
-2134
0
3
18
14
1A
Jacob Allen
7402
-2840
0
0
3
15
13
Clyde Knipp
6994
-3248
0
0
1
16
71
Joey Saldana
5190
-5052
0
5
12
17
18
Ian Madsen
4882
-5360
1
5
19
18
17
Jac Haudenschild
4144
-6098
0
1
9
19
21
Brian Brown
3842
-6400
1
11
16
20
4
Parker Price-Miller
3626
-6616
1
1
4

 

 

 

David Gravel Scores Opening Night Victory at Williams Grove National Open

 
Greg Hodnett pockets $20,000 in Summer Nationals Makeup Feature

 
MECHANICSBURG, PA - September 29, 2017 - David Gravel assumed the lead after race leaders Greg Hodnett and Shane Stewart got together on lap nine. Gravel led the rest of the way, but not without a fight from Daryn Pittman and Lance Dewease, who finished second and third. Pittman and Dewease finished within a second of Gravel at the finish.

 
Greg Hodnett set fast time overall, won his heat and the Craftsman Club Dash and led the opening nine laps of the Feature. Hodnett's lead dwindled as Shane Stewart closed in on the bottom of the half-mile. 

 
Stewart made his move for the lead off of turn four coming to the line on lap ten but made contact with Hodnett sending the Heffner Racing No.27 into the front stretch guardrail spinning. Hodnett miraculously kept the car going and was able to restart in second after the caution was thrown.

 
On the ensuing restart, Hodnett tried to slide Stewart for the lead in turns one and two pushing the Larson/Marks No.2 up the track. Stewart maintained the lead underneath the famous backstretch Williams Grove bridge. Hodnett drove into turn three hard making heavy contact with Stewart sending both cars into the fence hard. A costly move for both drivers in the National Open weekend point standings. Stewart was able to restart, but Hodnett was not.

 
Gravel, who narrowly missed being collected in the aforementioned accident, assumed the lead as Pittman and Dewease waged war behind him for the runner-up spot. As Gravel closed in on traffic, Pittman and Dewease closed in, to no avail as the CJB Motorsports No.5 collected their 15th win of the season. Donny Schatz and local Cory Haas completed the top five. Williams Grove point leader Freddie Rahmer picked up KSE Hard Charger Award coming from 21st to eighth.

 
"I don't know how I didn't crash," Gravel said in Victory Lane referencing the Stewart/Hodnett accident. "I can't thank all guys, sponsors and everyone that makes this CJB team so strong enough."

 
Pittman, who came close to Gravel in the closing laps, was pleased with his night, "We had a really solid night. Hopefully we can qualify well tomorrow again and be up front. Saturday is where our focus is at." 

 

 
Race Report: Summer Nationals Makeup: 

 
Greg Hodnett's eventful evening was capped off in style as he led all 30 laps to score the $20,000 Summer Nationals Makeup Feature from July. Lucas Wolfe came from eighth to finish second with Donny Schatz completing the podium.

 
Hodnett started on the front row and was strong from the drop of the green edging fellow front row starter, David Gravel early on. Gravel and Danny Dietrich had a spirited battle for second with the eventually latter taking over. Dietrich was strong on the cushion in turns one and two and closed on Hodnett significantly as the Heffner Racing No.27 was stuck in lapped traffic.

 
On lap 13, Dietrich got another big run coming off of turn two and dove to the inside of Hodnett down the long Williams Grove backstretch. Hodnett slammed the door on Dietrich, with the two making contact and Dietrich ending up backwards atop turn three. Brian Montieth, who was running sixth, was left with nowhere to go and was collected in the accident. Hodnett's car was unscathed as he continued to lead.

 
The ensuing restart saw Lucas Wolfe charge into second with Donny Schatz following him into third. By the end of the 30-lap Feature the racing surface was exhausted with the bottom being the preferred line for most drivers. Hodnett went on to win over Wolfe, Schatz, Daryn Pittman and Gravel completing the top five.

 
"Didn't want to crash in the first Feature. After that, the last thing I wanted to do was get together with Danny [Dietrich] in this one. I'm very fortunate to be standing here now," Hodnett said in Victory Lane.
Wolfe, who came forward from eighth, said, "We were able to get going up top early, but once we got to the front we couldn't get close enough to make a run for the lead. This was a good way to end the night. Hopefully we can be back up here tomorrow."

 
For the second time in the evening, Freddie Rahmer was the KSE Hard Charger, this time coming from 26th to 11th.

 
Racing action continues in the Champion Racing Oil National Open Friday evening with another complete program. DIRTVision.com has you covered with live video of all the action if you can't make it to the track.

 
ABBREVIATED RESULTS FROM NIGHT 1 OF THE CHAMPION RACING OIL NATIONAL OPEN - September 28, 2017:

 
Feature (25 laps): 1. 5-David Gravel [4][$10,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [3][$5,000]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [5][$3,000]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$2,700]; 5. 39-Cory Haas [7][$2,500]; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [8][$2,200]; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen [12][$2,000]; 8. 51-Freddie Rahmer [21][$1,800]; 9. 21-Brian Brown [11][$1,600]; 10. 49-Brad Sweet [19][$1,450]; 11. 19-Brent Marks [18][$1,300]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [9][$1,200]; 13. 48-Danny Dietrich [26][$400]; 14. 21P-Brian Montieth [13][$1,000]; 15. 3-James McFadden [14][$950]; 16. 4-Parker Price-Miller [10][$900]; 17. 1-Dale Blaney [23][$850]; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser [20][$750]; 19. 18-Ian Madsen [16][$725]; 20. 24-Lucas Wolfe [22][$700]; 21. 41-Jason Johnson [25][$]; 22. 2-Shane Stewart [2][$700]; 23. 39M-Anthony Macri [27][$]; 24. 16-Matt Campbell [17][$700]; 25. 58-Brock Zearfoss [24][$700]; 26. 17-Jac Haudenschild [15][$700]; 27. 27-Greg Hodnett [1][$700] Lap Leaders: Greg Hodnett 1-9, Shane Stewart 10, David Gravel 11-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 51-Freddie Rahmer[+13]

 
Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.702; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.754; 3. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.765; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 16.845; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.898; 6. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 16.903; 7. 5-David Gravel, 16.93; 8. 44-Trey Starks, 16.971; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen, 17.029; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 17.038; 11. 1-Dale Blaney, 17.04; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 17.056; 13. 21P-Brian Montieth, 17.062; 14. 94-Ryan Smith, 17.155; 15. 16-Matt Campbell, 17.156; 16. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.243; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 17.462; 18. 14-Tony Stewart, 17.53; 19. 13K-Jordan Givler, 17.649; 20. 13-Clyde Knipp, 17.673; 21. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.715; 22. 45-Kyle Pruitt, 17.788; 23. 5B-Justin Barger, 17.836; 24. 12W-Troy Fraker, 18.378

 
Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 2-Shane Stewart, 17.055; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease, 17.162; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 17.274; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.277; 5. 3-James McFadden, 17.302; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 17.316; 7. 39-Cory Haas, 17.32; 8. 58-Brock Zearfoss, 17.354; 9. 87-Alan Krimes, 17.369; 10. 18-Ian Madsen, 17.377; 11. 19-Brent Marks, 17.414; 12. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.417; 13. 11-T.J. Stutts, 17.43; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.431; 15. 1W-Eric Tomecek, 17.47; 16. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 17.509; 17. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.528; 18. 41-Jason Johnson, 17.564; 19. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.702; 20. 44W-Rodney Westhafer, 17.741; 21. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.81; 22. 1X-Chad Trout, 17.82; 23. 17M-Max McGhee, 18.015; 24. 17G-George Streaker, 19.426

 

 
ABBREVIATED RACE RESULTS FROM : Williams Grove Speedway - September 28, 2017 (Makeup Feature from 7/22/17)

 
Feature: (30 laps) 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [1][$20,000]; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe [8][$12,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$6,000]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [6][$5,250]; 5. 5-David Gravel [2][$4,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$4,000]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [10][$3,500]; 8. 69K-Lance Dewease [11][$3,000]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][$2,750]; 10. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [15][$2,500]; 11. 51-Freddie Rahmer [26][$2,300]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [7][$2,250]; 13. 41-Jason Johnson [16][$2,000]; 14. 44-Trey Starks [14][$1,600]; 15. 3H-James McFadden [19][$1,500]; 16. 1-Dale Blaney [18][$1,300]; 17. 16-Matt Campbell [13][$1,250]; 18. 19-Brent Marks [17][$1,050]; 19. 4-Parker Price-Miller [23][$1,050]; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser [25][$50]; 21. 29-Danny Dietrich [3][$1,000]; 22. 21-Brian Montieth [12][$1,000]; 23. 39M-Anthony Macri [20][$1,000]; 24. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [24][$1,000]; 25. 25-Aaron Ott [22][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: Greg Hodnett 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 51-Freddie Rahmer[+15]

 
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings:

 
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
10098
0
18
57
65
2
49
Brad Sweet
9986
-112
5
52
65
3
5
David Gravel
9874
-224
15
39
61
4
9
Daryn Pittman
9550
-548
3
26
50
5
2
Shane Stewart
9532
-566
8
27
52
6
41
Jason Johnson
9308
-790
4
23
44
7
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
8998
-1100
0
11
36
8
11k
Kraig Kinser
8892
-1206
1
7
26
9
1S
Logan Schuchart
8744
-1354
4
10
27
10
7S
Jason Sides
8644
-1454
0
8
22
11
19
Brent Marks
8602
-1496
0
1
19
12
W20
Greg Wilson
8172
-1926
0
5
18
13
4
Paul McMahan
8108
-1990
0
3
18
14
1A
Jacob Allen
7312
-2786
0
0
3
15
13
Clyde Knipp
6904
-3194
0
0
1
16
71
Joey Saldana
5190
-4908
0
5
12
17
18
Ian Madsen
4746
-5352
1
5
18
18
17
Jac Haudenschild
4042
-6056
0
1
9
19
21
Brian Brown
3730
-6368
1
11
16
20
4
Parker Price-Miller
3536
-6562
1
1
4

 

 

David Gravel Scores 14th Victory of Season at Lernerville 

 
Sweet, Schatz complete podium; $50,000 to win Champion Racing Oil National Open up next

 
SARVER, PA - David Gravel survived a pair of late caution flags and held off Brad Sweet to pick up his 14th victory of the season at Lernerville in the running of the Commonwealth Clash. Gravel saw the white flag on two separate occasions only to see a caution come out both times. Gravel led all 37 (extended because of the yellows) laps over Sweet and Donny Schatz.
 
Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team, who did a scheduled engine change after Qualifying, won their heat race before finishing second in the Craftsman Club Dash.
 
Gravel got the jump on fellow front row starter Brad Sweet and led the opening three laps before a Red Flag for Jason Sides, who took a wild crash on the front stretch and off of turn one, stopped the action. Thankfully, Sides walked away from the accident under his own power.
 
On the ensuing restart, Sweet took the lead from Gravel down the backstretch but a caution for Lernerville Track Champion AJ Flick, who had major front end damage, negated the pass.
 
On lap eight, fourth-place running Daryn Pittman jumped the tricky cushion in turn four bringing out the caution. A handful of laps later Brent Marks, who was running in the top ten, suffered the same fate.
 
Brad Sweet fell off the banking in turn two allowing Sheldon Haudenschild to take over the second spot at the time of the open red flag on lap 14. Sheldon began closing in on Gravel, before making the same mistake as Sweet off of two and letting the aforementioned re-gain second.
 
As laps winded down, Gravel grappled with heavy lapped traffic allowing Sweet to close in. Sweet lurked behind the CJB Motorsports No.5 before making a bid for the lead with a slide job attempt off of turn four, to no avail. The unsuccessful slider allowed Gravel to pull away.
 
On the final circuit, Danny Holtgraver ended up backwards in turn two setting up a Green, White, Checkered finish. Gravel again commanded control on the restart before taking the white flag, only to see another caution. Gravel was strong once again on the restart and this time went on to pick up the victory.
 
"I didn't really know what to do. I knew I didn't want to give the bottom away," Gravel said about the multiple restarts. "I saw Brad stick his nose under me early and I knew I had to step it up," the Watertown, CT native said in Victory Lane.
 
"Once David got control, it was tough to get by him. We had lots of chances in lapped traffic, but could not get the job done," Sweet said following his runner-up finish.
 
Donny Schatz quietly worked his way forward from seventh to complete the podium. Shane Stewart and Friday's winner at Eldora, Tim Shaffer completed the top five. Kraig Kinser, Jason Johnson, Daryn Pittman (from the rear), Logan Schuchart and Chris Andrews completed the top ten. Danny Holtgraver picked up the KSE Hard Charger award.
 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action this Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the heart of Pennsylvania Posse country, at the Williams Grove Speedway. The unique 3-day Champion Racing Oil National Open awaits The Greatest Show on Dirt. Saturday's National Open finale pays a whopping $50,000 to win. For more information on the Champion Racing Oil National Open, click here.
ABBREVIATED RACE RESULTS FROM : Lernerville Speedway - September 23, 2017 
Feature -  (37 Laps due to green-white-checkered restarts): 1. 5-David Gravel [2][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$3,200]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [5][$2,800]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [10][$2,500]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6][$2,300]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson [11][$2,200]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [4][$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13][$2,050]; 10. 16-Chris Andrews [18][$2,000]; 11. D4-Danny Holtgraver [20][$1,500]; 12. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$1,200]; 13. W20-Greg Wilson [17][$1,100]; 14. 19-Brent Marks [12][$1,050]; 15. 98-Carl Bowser [15][$1,000]; 16. 17-Jac Haudenschild [8][$900]; 17. 42-Sye Lynch [21][$800]; 18. 13-Clyde Knipp [16][$800]; 19. 7K-Dan Shetler [22][$800]; 20. 4-Parker Price-Miller [9][$800]; 21. 40-George Hobaugh [23][$800]; 22. 58-Joe Lockhart [24][$800]; 23. 76-David Jones [25][$]; 24. 2F-A.J. Flick [14][$800]; 25. 7S-Jason Sides [19][$800]; Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-37; KSE Hard Charger Award: D4-Danny Holtgraver[+9]
 
Qualifying: 1. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.764; 2. 5-David Gravel, 12.801; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.828; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.843; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.882; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.902; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.902; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.943; 9. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.953; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.954; 11. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 12.96; 12. 19-Brent Marks, 12.964; 13. 42-Sye Lynch, 12.993; 14. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.011; 15. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.031; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.107; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.14; 18. 16-Chris Andrews, 13.184; 19. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.186; 20. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 13.254; 21. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.269; 22. 7K-Dan Shetler, 13.341; 23. 2F-A.J. Flick, 13.345; 24. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.995; 25. 76-David Jones, 14.024; 26. 58-Joe Lockhart, 14.263; 27. 19JK-Joe Kubiniec, 14.302; 28. 91-Sadie Siegel, 14.576; 29. 4K-William Kiley, 15.42

 
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

 
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
9812
0
18
55
63
2
49
Brad Sweet
9718
-94
5
52
63
3
5
David Gravel
9584
-228
14
37
59
4
2
Shane Stewart
9290
-522
8
27
51
5
9
Daryn Pittman
9262
-550
3
24
48
6
41
Jason Johnson
9076
-736
4
23
44
7
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
8730
-1082
0
11
34
8
11k
Kraig Kinser
8668
-1144
1
7
26
9
1S
Logan Schuchart
8522
-1290
4
10
26
10
7S
Jason Sides
8392
-1420
0
8
22
11
19
Brent Marks
8360
-1452
0
1
19
12
4
Paul McMahan
8108
-1704
0
3
18
13
W20
Greg Wilson
7992
-1820
0
5
18
14
1A
Jacob Allen
7132
-2680
0
0
3
15
13
Clyde Knipp
6724
-3088
0
0
1
16
71
Joey Saldana
5190
-4622
0
5
12
17
18
Ian Madsen
4634
-5178
1
5
18
18
17
Jac Haudenschild
3850
-5962
0
1
9
19
21
Brian Brown
3598
-6214
1
11
15
20
41S
Dominic Scelzi
3450
-6362
0
1
2

 

 

 
TO SEE FULL RESULTS FROM: Lernerville Speedway - September 23, 2017, Click Here
 
 

 

 

Tim Shaffer Scores Eldora Victory

 
Shaffer becomes 18th different winner of 2017 with WoO; Schatz and Saldana complete podium

 
ROSSBURG, OH - September 22, 2017 - The 'Steel City Outlaw' Tim Shaffer held off Donny Schatz to win the Night Before the 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora. Shaffer was strong all night going second quick in his Flight in qualifying, winning his heat and scoring the Craftsman Club Dash victory. As laps winded down, Schatz closed significantly in on Shaffer, but couldn't pull ahead. The margin of victory was .227 seconds. Joey Saldana came forward to complete the podium.
 
Shaffer earned the pole by winning the Craftsman Club Dash, where Shane Stewart moved from fourth to second to earn the other front row starting spot. Shaffer, who has an Eldora win earlier this year with the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions, got the early jump in the Feature working the top side of the famous half-mile. Stewart was closing in on Shaffer before shredding a right rear tire on lap 13. It was the second consecutive night, dating back to last weekend at Calistoga, Stewart lost a tire running in second.
 
Schatz assumed second as Shaffer once again stretched his lead. With ten laps to go, Shaffer had a comfortable lead as he reached traffic. Schatz began working the line a car-length off of the cushion and closing on the leader, noticeably in turns three and four.
 
With two to go, Schatz looked poised to make his bid for the lead, but Shaffer's momentum on the top side of the Speedway was too much as he became the 18th different winner with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 2017.
 
"That's a great team," Shaffer said in Victory Lane in regards to Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing No.15 group. "We have a great team too, we keep building and getting better. We've got wins all over this year, but to get an Outlaw win at Eldora is really special. This is one tough place," Shaffer said upon exiting his Demyan-Rudzik Racing No.49X.
 
Schatz credited Shaffer, "Second sucks, we just couldn't find a way around them. They were really good. We'll take it and move on."
 
Joey Saldana completed the podium in the Indy Race Parts No.71. "We had a really good car. I felt like I could move around in lapped traffic. The track was so fast. We had a lot of fun," the Brownsburg, Indiana native said about his podium finish.
 
Jason Johnson and David Gravel completed the top five. Brent Marks picked up KSE Hard Charger Honors coming from 22nd to finish eighth. Early race contender Shane Stewart made it back to 13th.
 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series travels to Western Pennsylvania Saturday evening for the Commonwealth Clash at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver. For more information on Saturday's event, click here

 
ABBREVIATED RACE RESULTS FROM : Eldora Speedway - September 22, 2017
Feature (30 Laps): 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$5,500]; 3. 71-Joey Saldana [6][$3,200]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [3][$2,800]; 5. 5-David Gravel [7][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [11][$2,300]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [5][$2,200]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [22][$2,100]; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah [19][$2,050]; 10. 17-Jac Haudenschild [13][$2,000]; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman [15][$1,500]; 12. 2-Shane Stewart [2][$1,200]; 13. 18-Ian Madsen [9][$1,100]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [10][$1,050]; 15. 12N-Cole Duncan [21][$1,000]; 16. 1ST-Gary Taylor [12][$900]; 17. 4-Parker Price-Miller [24][$800]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [18][$800]; 19. 1S-Logan Schuchart [17][$800]; 20. 5T-Travis Philo [23][$800]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [16][$800]; 22. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [14][$800]; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8][$800]; 24. 99-Brady Bacon [20][$800]; Lap Leaders: Tim Shaffer 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+14]

 
Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.899; 2. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.001; 3. 5-David Gravel, 13.058; 4. 71-Joey Saldana, 13.086; 5. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.086; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.092; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.112; 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.127; 9. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 13.146; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.15; 11. 12N-Cole Duncan, 13.173; 12. 19-Brent Marks, 13.203; 13. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.329; 14. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.347; 15. 39-Spencer Bayston, 13.351; 16. 17M-Max McGhee, 13.433; 17. 23-D.J. Foos, 13.445; 18. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.545; 19. 11N-Cap Henry, 13.561; 20. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.66; 21. 5QB-Quentin Blonde, 14.255

 
Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.017; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.096; 3. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.135; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.167; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.167; 6. 17X-Caleb Helms, 13.18; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.182; 8. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.273; 9. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.282; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.295; 11. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.33; 12. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.387; 13. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.392; 14. M1-Mark Smith, 13.408; 15. OO-Dane Lorenc, 13.416; 16. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.425; 17. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.46; 18. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 13.651; 19. 27-Brad Lamberson, 13.714; 20. 45T-Bob Tucker, 15.161; 21. 45-Trevor Baker, NT

 
TO SEE FULL RESULTS FROM: Eldora Speedway - September 22, 2017 - Click Here


 

 

Outlaw Return to Lernerville Speedway for Commonwealth Clash

Sweet looks to stay within striking distance of Schatz in points battle

SARVER, PA - Sept. 19 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series schedule is winding down, which means the annual Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville Speedway is upon us. This year's Commonwealth Clash takes place on Saturday, September 23.

During the World of Outlaws July visit to Lernerville, reigning Series Champion Donny Schatz claimed the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup after Sheldon Haudenschild jumped the cushion seeking his first career World of Outlaws victory.

Since then, Lernerville has crowned a 410 Sprint Cars track champion. Apollo, PA's AJ Flick claimed his second career track title and will represent the local contingency when the Outlaws invade Western Pennsylvania once again.

The Greatest Show on Dirt has a rich history at the Lernerville Speedway dating back to 1979, when The King, Steve Kinser, claimed the first World of Outlaws win at the 4/10th-mile oval.

With just a few races left on the 2017 schedule, Schatz is in the driver's seat for his ninth Series championship. Brad Sweet remains within striking distance, 88 points behind Schatz. David Gravel, Shane Stewart and Daryn Pittman complete the top five in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Point Standings.

Tickets for the Commonwealth Clash are available online or by calling 844-DIRT-TIX.


 

 

Outlaws Head Through Northeast Before World Finals

$50,000 to win Champion Racing Oil National Open Awaits Outlaws

CONCORD, NC - Sept. 19, 2017 - After a grueling trip through the West Coast, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series returns east, highlighted by the $50,000 to win Champion Racing Oil National Open at the famed Williams Grove Speedway.

The Series will make a stop at Tony Stewart's Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio and Lernerville Speedway for the Commonwealth Clash before heading into the heart of Pennsylvania Posse country.

The National Open is one of the crown jewels in Sprint Car racing as its $50,000-to-win payday matches the Kings Royal at the aforementioned Eldora Speedway. Those two events trail only the Knoxville Nationals in stature. The Champion Racing Oil National Open pits the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers against the Pennsylvania Posse in a unique format where drivers accumulate points each time they hit the track before competing for the grand prize Saturday night.

Following the National Open, the Series heads into the Northeast to join the Super DIRTcar Series at Fulton Speedway on October 7 for NAPA Super DIRT Week before heading back to Central Pennsylvania for a final date with the Posse at Port Royal Speedway the following weekend.
Mother Nature washed out both the Empire State Challenge at Weedsport Speedway and The Big "R" Outlaw Shootout presented by Budweiser at Ransomville Speedway earlier this season. The Series will return to the pair of tracks October 15 and 16.

From there, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will travel back to the Midwest for two weekends, competing in Kansas and Oklahoma before concluding the season at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway November 2, 3 and 4. The World of Outlaws World Finals is a one of a kind event that features the three premier dirt track racing organizations competing at one track at the same time. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series will all conclude their season in Charlotte. Join us as we crown our series champions!

 

 

Donny Schatz Scores 18th Win of the Season at Calistoga

 
KKR Teammates Pittman and Sweet complete podium

 
CALISTOGA, CA - September 16, 2017 - Donny Schatz passed Brad Sweet on lap 25 to pick up his 18th win of the season Saturday night at Calistoga Speedway. Sweet, who swept Friday's event, held off a charge from Shane Stewart, who succumbed to a flat tire, before giving way to Schatz in heavy lapped traffic. Daryn Pittman surged late for second while Sweet settled for third.
 
It has been far from easy the last two weeks for the eight-time and defending champion. Schatz was forced to use a provisional both nights at Chico last weekend and had to switch to a backup car last night. It was evident Schatz wanted to wrap up the West Coast swing on a good note.
 
Schatz assumed second on lap 10 after Shane Stewart was forced pit-side with a flat tire and lurked behind Sweet's Ollie's Bargain Outlet No.49 as he maneuvered through lapped traffic around the half-mile. Sweet hiccupped in traffic on lap 22, allowing the rest of the field to close in. As Schatz began to make the bottom work, Jason Johnson pulled outside of Schatz looking to make a move of his own.
 
"I knew someone was outside of me. I had to go," Schatz said. Go he did, as Schatz darted to the bottom and slid up on Sweet to take command on lap 25. Sweet tried to return the favor but incidentally let Johnson get by for second.
 
An open red on lap 27 set up a three-lap dash to the finish. Schatz was strong on the restart as Pittman, who restarted fourth, slid underneath Johnson and Sweet to take second. The maneuvering behind him allowed Schatz to go unchallenged the final three laps and score his 18th victory of the season. 
 
When asked about his troubles last night, Schatz said, "It was just one of those nights. You don't know if it's a nightmare or a freak show." "That's racing, you have to battle through adversity. These guys never stopped working and here we are," he added.
 
Pittman, who was working out the bugs of a new car, was happy with the progress his Great Clips No.9 made throughout the evening, "We didn't start off where we needed to be. But these guys worked really hard and made some great changes for the Feature. We'll take this and build on it heading back East."
 
Sweet, who set fast time and won his heat for the second night in a row, said, "I was trying to get runs on the lapped cars and I opened up the door for Donny. Still, it was a great weekend overall."
 
Johnson settled for fourth with David Gravel completing the top five. Shane Stewart made it back up to tenth from the rear. Austen Wheatley picked up KSE Hard Charger honors.
 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series now heads East and will compete Friday, September 22 at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio before heading to the Lernerville Speedway Saturday the 23rd for the running of the Commonwealth Clash. 

 
ABBREVIATED RACE RESULTS FROM : Calistoga Speedway - September 16, 2017
Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$12,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [4][$5,700]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$3,500]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [6][$3,000]; 5. 5-David Gravel [9][$2,600]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [10][$2,400]; 7. 17-Jac Haudenschild [5][$2,300]; 8. 35-Jamie Veal [15][$2,200]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [14][$2,150]; 10. 2-Shane Stewart [1][$2,100]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [7][$1,600]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [18][$1,350]; 13. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [8][$1,300]; 14. 44W-Austen Wheatley [22][$1,200]; 15. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [16][$1,100]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [12][$1,000]; 17. 83-Kyle Hirst [11][$900]; 18. 3C-DJ Netto [17][$850]; 19. 22-Shane Golobic [21][$800]; 20. O-Bud Kaeding [19][$800]; 21. 20-Cory Eliason [23][$800]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [13][$800]; 23. 29-Willie Croft [24][$800]; 24. 4-Paul McMahan [20][$800]; 25. 1S-Logan Schuchart [25][$] Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-23, Donny Schatz 24-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 44W-Austen Wheatley[+8]
 
Qualifying: 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.057; 2. 41-Jason Johnson, 16.059; 3. 2-Shane Stewart, 16.202; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.298; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 16.313; 6. 5-David Gravel, 16.326; 7. O-Bud Kaeding, 16.342; 8. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.373; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.384; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.411; 11. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 16.46; 12. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.469; 13. 24-Rico Abreu, 16.508; 14. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 16.52; 15. 35-Jamie Veal, 16.551; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.554; 17. 4-Paul McMahan, 16.562; 18. 19-Brent Marks, 16.581; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.592; 20. 83-Kyle Hirst, 16.722; 21. 29-Willie Croft, 16.726; 22. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.734; 23. 3C-DJ Netto, 16.753; 24. 22-Shane Golobic, 16.838; 25. 20-Cory Eliason, 17.031; 26. 68-Chase Johnson, 17.058; 27. 98-Sean Watts, 17.131;  28. 13-Clyde Knipp, 17.170

 
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

 
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
9522
0
18
53
61
2
49
Brad Sweet
9434
-88
5
51
61
3
5
David Gravel
9294
-228
13
35
57
4
2
Shane Stewart
9022
-500
8
26
50
5
9
Daryn Pittman
9000
-522
3
24
47
6
41
Jason Johnson
8798
-724
4
22
42
7
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
8498
-1024
0
11
34
8
11k
Kraig Kinser
8426
-1096
1
7
25
9
1S
Logan Schuchart
8278
-1244
4
10
25
10
7S
Jason Sides
8176
-1346
0
8
22
11
4
Paul McMahan
8108
-1414
0
3
18
12
19
Brent Marks
8104
-1418
0
1
18
13
W20
Greg Wilson
7746
-1776
0
5
18
14
1A
Jacob Allen
6934
-2588
0
0
3
15
13
Clyde Knipp
6520
-3002
0
0
1
16
51
Joey Saldana
5046
-4476
0
4
11
17
18
Ian Madsen
4510
-5012
1
5
18
18
17
Jac Haudenschild
3602
-5920
0
1
8
19
21
Brian Brown
3598
-5924
1
11
15
20
41S
Dominic Scelzi
3450
-6072
0
1
2

 

 

 
TO SEE FULL RESULTS FROM: Calistoga Speedway - September 16, 2017, Click Here
 
 

 

 

Brad Sweet Sweeps Night 1 at Calistoga

 
13th-starting Schuchart and red-hot Stewart complete podium

 
CALISTOGA, CA - September 15, 2017 - California native Brad Sweet swept the program on Night 1 of the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at Calistoga Speedway. Sweet passed Rico Abreu on lap three and withstood a charge from Abreu in lapped traffic to pick up his fifth win of the Season. Abreu was light at the scales after running out of fuel. 13th starting Logan Schuchart finished second with Shane Stewart completing the podium. 

 
Sweet actually took the lead from Abreu on lap two but a caution flag gave the lead back to the Abreu Vineyards No.24. Sweet dove to the inside of Abreu to officially lead lap three and while he statistically led the rest of the way, it was not easy. Heavy lapped traffic allowed Abreu to pull side by side with Sweet on lap 11. Sweet would clear a lapped car and re-extend his lead. While Abreu stayed within striking distance for much of the race, Sweet was able to capture his fifth win of the season.

 
"I just tried to get through lapped traffic as good as I could. I knew Rico would be charging," Sweet said upon exiting his Ollie's Bargain Outlet No.49. "We have a lot of podiums, it's nice to be on the top step tonight where this team belongs," he added.  

 
Numerous cautions, including one for fifth place running Kyle Hirst, led to a handful of teams running out of fuel coming to the finish. World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series officials allocated for 60 combined green/yellow flag laps before a fuel stop and that is exactly how many laps the teams ran as they took the checkered. One more caution would have forced a fuel stop. Abreu, who crossed the line second, was one of the teams that was out of fuel and subsequently his No. 24 was light at the scales. David Gravel, who was running in the top five all race, was another competitor to slow on the final lap.

 
Logan Schuchart charged forward from his 13th starting position to finish second officially, "This Shark Racing team did a great job giving me a fast car. It was a lot of fun," Schuchart, who also came forward four positions in his heat race, said.

 
Gold Cup Champion Shane Stewart finished on the podium once again and was quick to thank his Larson/Marks team for their continued hard work.

 
Donny Schatz battled issues all night. He did not run hot laps, time trials and limped through his heat race before switching to a backup car for the Last Chance Showdown, where he came from ninth to fourth. Schatz muscled his way through the field in the early stages, cracking the top ten (from 22nd) in under five laps. The eight-time Series champion crossed the line fourth. Daryn Pittman completed the all World of Outlaws top five.

 
Kraig Kinser, 20th starting Bud Kaeding, 23rd starting Brent Marks, Jamie Veal and Jason Johnson completed the top ten.

 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to the Calistoga Speedway Saturday night for the completion of the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown. Once again, DIRTVision.com will have live video coverage of the event. 

 
ABBREVIATED RACE RESULTS FROM : Calistoga Speedway - September 15, 2017
Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$8,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13][$4,000]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [3][$2,500]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [22][$2,200]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [10][$2,100]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8][$2,000]; 7. O-Bud Kaeding [20][$1,800]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [23][$1,600]; 9. 35-Jamie Veal [11][$1,500]; 10. 41-Jason Johnson [5][$1,300]; 11. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [16][$1,200]; 12. 83-Kyle Hirst [9][$1,100]; 13. 4-Paul McMahan [12][$1,000]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [6][$700]; 15. 20-Cory Eliason [15][$600]; 16. 3C-DJ Netto [18][$600]; 17. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [14][$600]; 18. 5-David Gravel [4][$600]; 19. 44W-Austen Wheatley [19][$600]; 20. 29-Willie Croft [17][$600]; 21. 68-Chase Johnson [24][$600]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [21][$600]; 23. 17-Jac Haudenschild [7][$600]; 24. 24-Rico Abreu [2][$600]; Lap Leaders: Rico Abreu 1-2, Brad Sweet 3-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+18]

 
Qualifying: 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.353; 2. 2-Shane Stewart, 16.368; 3. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 16.388; 4. 5-David Gravel, 16.389; 5. 24-Rico Abreu, 16.434; 6. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.447; 7. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 16.463; 8. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 16.528; 9. 41-Jason Johnson, 16.53; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.533; 11. 35-Jamie Veal, 16.578; 12. 83-Kyle Hirst, 16.642; 13. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.673; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.68; 15. 4-Paul McMahan, 16.758; 16. O-Bud Kaeding, 16.812; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.826; 18. 3C-DJ Netto, 16.828; 19. 19-Brent Marks, 16.84; 20. 29-Willie Croft, 16.983; 21. 20-Cory Eliason, 17.08; 22. 68-Chase Johnson, 17.127; 23. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.158; 24. 13-Clyde Knipp, 17.212; 25. 1S-Logan Schuchart, NT; 26. 15-Donny Schatz, NT; 27. 98-Sean Watts, 17.425

 
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

 
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
9372
0
17
52
60
2
49
Brad Sweet
9290
-82
5
50
60
3
5
David Gravel
9154
-218
13
34
56
4
2
Shane Stewart
8892
-480
8
26
49
5
9
Daryn Pittman
8854
-518
3
23
46
6
41
Jason Johnson
8656
-716
4
21
41
7
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
8378
-994
0
11
34
8
11k
Kraig Kinser
8308
-1064
1
7
25
9
1S
Logan Schuchart
8176
-1196
4
10
25
10
7S
Jason Sides
8048
-1324
0
8
22
11
4
Paul McMahan
8006
-1366
0
3
18
12
19
Brent Marks
7978
-1394
0
1
18
13
W20
Greg Wilson
7614
-1758
0
5
17
14
1A
Jacob Allen
6828
-2544
0
0
3
15
13
Clyde Knipp
6430
-2942
0
0
1
16
51
Joey Saldana
5046
-4326
0
4
11
17
18
Ian Madsen
4510
-4862
1
5
18
18
21
Brian Brown
3598
-5774
1
11
15
19
17
Jac Haudenschild
3466
-5906
0
1
7
20
41S
Dominic Scelzi
3326
-6046
0
1
2

 
TO SEE FULL RESULTS FROM: Calistoga Speedway - September 15, 2017, Click Here
 
 

 

 

Shane Stewart Claims Desired Gold Cup Race of Champions Victory

 
California locals Justin Sanders and Kyle Hirst complete podium

 
CHICO, CA - September 9, 2017 - Shane Stewart passed local driver Justin Sanders to win his eighth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of the season, but his first Gold Cup Race of Champions. Sanders finished a career-best second with Friday's winner Kyle Hirst completing the podium.
 
Before the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Feature pushed off, Stewart already knew that team owner Kyle Larson picked up the NASCAR victory. Stewart, who is no stranger to Victory Lane at Silver Dollar Speedway, can finally cross off the Gold Cup Race of Champions off of his bucket list.
 
"When you retire, you are only remembered for the big races you win and this was one that I've always wanted to win. We've been close the last few years and to finally get it means so much to me," Stewart said.
 
Sanders, in search of his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory, was strong all weekend. Sanders led the first 11 laps before Stewart got grip on the bottom of turn four to take the lead. Stewart never looked back.
 
As lapped traffic became heavier Sanders closed back in on Stewart looking to make a move but a caution on lap 28 gave Stewart a clear track sealing the victory for the Larson/Marks Racing No.2
 
"Before this weekend, if you would have told me that I was going to run second and fifth with the Outlaws, I would have been ecstatic," Sanders said. "I made one mistake in traffic, it's heartbreaking. We are happy no doubt, but we're bummed at the same time.
 
Kyle Hirst was all smiles after finishing on the podium and thanked the California faithful multiple times for packing the stands all weekend at the Gold Cup Race of Champions.
 
Australian Jamie Veal finished fourth with 11th starting Willie Croft completing the top five. Brad Sweet was strong coming from 13th to sixth with Carson Macedo coming home seventh. 14th starting Mitchell Faccinto, Jac Haudenschild and 18th starting Logan Schuchart completed the top ten. Donny Schatz, who was forced to use a provisional for the second consecutive night, scored KSE Hard Charger honors coming from 25th to 11th.
 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to the Calistoga Speedway for the running of the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown Friday and Saturday September 15 and 16. For more information on the event at Calistoga, click here.  

 

 
ABBREVIATED RACE RESULTS FROM : Silver Dollar Speedway - September 9, 2017
Feature (40 Laps): 1. 2-Shane Stewart [3][$12,000]; 2. 121-Justin Sanders [1][$5,700]; 3. 83-Kyle Hirst [4][$3,500]; 4. 35-Jamie Veal [6][$3,000]; 5. 29-Willie Croft [11][$2,600]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [13][$2,400]; 7. 21X-Carson Macedo [8][$2,300]; 8. 37-Mitchell Faccinto [12][$2,200]; 9. 17-Jac Haudenschild [2][$2,150]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [18][$2,100]; 11. 15-Donny Schatz [25][$800]; 12. 41-Jason Johnson [10][$1,350]; 13. O-Bud Kaeding [14][$1,300]; 14. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [9][$1,200]; 15. 9-Daryn Pittman [17][$1,100]; 16. 3C-DJ Netto [21][$1,000]; 17. 7-Kalib Henry [16][$900]; 18. 5-David Gravel [22][$850]; 19. 21W-Jake Wheeler [23][$800]; 20. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [26][$]; 21. 24-Rico Abreu [7][$800]; 22. 20-Cory Eliason [5][$800]; 23. 83JR-Jonathan Allard [15][$800]; 24. 75-Sean Becker [20][$800]; 25. 19-Brent Marks [19][$800]; 26. 1A-Jacob Allen [24][$800]; Lap Leaders: Justin Sanders 1-11, Shane Stewart 12-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+14]

 
Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 11.694; 2. 20-Cory Eliason, 11.723; 3. 83-Kyle Hirst, 11.745; 4. 29-Willie Croft, 11.783; 5. 35-Jamie Veal, 11.788; 6. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.799; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.855; 8. 21W-Jake Wheeler, 11.914; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.951; 10. 22-Shane Golobic, 11.958; 11. 5-David Gravel, 11.964; 12. 83JR-Jonathan Allard, 11.987; 13. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.992; 14. 19-Brent Marks, 12.057; 15. 4-Paul McMahan, 12.174; 16. 19X-Chase Majdic, 12.19; 17. 26-Tayler Malsam, 12.228; 18. 7B-Brent Bjork, 12.617; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.684; 20. 98-Sean Watts, 12.736

 
Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 11.521; 2. 24-Rico Abreu, 11.581; 3. 21X-Carson Macedo, 11.714; 4. 121-Justin Sanders, 11.775; 5. 3C-DJ Netto, 11.794; 6. 7-Kalib Henry, 11.805; 7. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.816; 8. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, 11.846; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.854; 10. 75-Sean Becker, 11.86; 11. O-Bud Kaeding, 11.926; 12. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.012; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.049; 14. 22M-Mason Moore, 12.055; 15. 92-Andy Forsberg, 12.074; 16. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.077; 17. 13-Clyde Knipp, 12.136; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.173; 19. 18-Jennafer Frazier, 12.935; 20. 44W-Austen Wheatley, NT

 
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

 
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
9230
0
17
51
59
2
49
Brad Sweet
9140
-90
4
49
59
3
5
David Gravel
9040
-190
13
34
56
4
2
Shane Stewart
8748
-482
8
25
48
5
9
Daryn Pittman
8714
-516
3
22
45
6
41
Jason Johnson
8526
-704
4
21
40
7
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
8250
-980
0
11
34
8
11k
Kraig Kinser
8170
-1060
1
7
24
9
1S
Logan Schuchart
8030
-1200
4
9
24
10
7S
Jason Sides
7926
-1304
0
8
22
11
4
Paul McMahan
7882
-1348
0
3
18
12
19
Brent Marks
7844
-1386
0
1
17
13
W20
Greg Wilson
7524
-1706
0
5
17
14
1A
Jacob Allen
6722
-2508
0
0
3
15
13
Clyde Knipp
6340
-2890
0
0
1
16
51
Joey Saldana
5046
-4184
0
4
11
17
18
Ian Madsen
4510
-4720
1
5
18
18
21
Brian Brown
3598
-5632
1
11
15
19
17
Jac Haudenschild
3362
-5868
0
1
7
20
2M
Kerry Madsen
3320
-5910
4
14
20

 

 
TO SEE FULL RESULTS FROM: Silver Dollar Speedway - September 9, 2017, Click Here

 

 

 

Jason Johnson Scores Willamette Victory in Lapped Traffic

 
KKR teammates Pittman and Sweet complete podium

 
LEBANON, OR - September 6, 2017 - Jason Johnson took the lead from Daryn Pittman on lap 15 in heavy traffic and never looked back. Just two laps earlier Pittman snuck under race-long leader Shane Stewart, who succumbed to a flat tire later in the race. Pittman settled for second with his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate, Brad Sweet coming home third to complete the podium at Willamette Speedway.

 
Heading into tonight's action, Shane Stewart and Daryn Pittman had collectively won the last five World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Features and it looked early on as if though one of them would claim the victory again. Stewart won the Craftsman Club Dash and led the first 12 laps in search for his second consecutive victory. Stewart navigated the top of the 3/10th mile oval masterfully and looked strong. Pittman began making the bottom work in second and closed in as lapped traffic thickened.

 
Pittman got underneath Stewart in turn three and led for two laps before getting hung up behind lapped traffic allowing both Stewart and Jason Johnson to close in. The three drivers waged war for the top spot with Johnson taking the position coming to the line on the 15th circuit.

 
Johnson took the lead and extended it quickly. He survived a trio of cautions in the final six laps, including one for early race leader Stewart, in route to his fourth win of the 2017 Season.

 
"That was a lot of fun. I thought the track was great. I know it was a little wet early on but come Feature time it had two lanes," an elated Johnson said in Victory Lane while holding his son, Jaxx. Johnson was, as always, thankful for his entire crew's effort and sponsors that allow him to get up and down the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

 
Pittman settled for second with Brad Sweet coming on late to finish on the podium once again. Kraig Kinser, who set fast time in Qualifying, and Donny Schatz completed the top five.

 
Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contenders Sheldon Haudenschild and Brent Marks had strong runs finishing sixth and seventh, respectively. Logan Schuchart finished eighth with 19th-starting David Gravel and 20th-starting Jamie Veal completing the top ten. Gravel picked up KSE Hard Charger honors.

 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues their West Coast swing at the 64th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions on Friday and Saturday at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California. The Outlaws conclude their West Coast swing the following weekend at the scenic Calistoga Speedway. For information on this weekend's Gold Cup Race of Champions, click here.

 
ABBREVIATED RACE RESULTS FROM : Willamette Speedway -  September 6, 2017
Feature (30 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson [2][$6,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [3][$3,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$2,000]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4][$1,800]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$1,500]; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$1,400]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [13][$1,350]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][$1,300]; 9. 5-David Gravel [19][$1,250]; 10. 35-Jamie Veal [20][$1,200]; 11. 2-Shane Stewart [1][$900]; 12. 4-Paul McMahan [8][$800]; 13. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [15][$700]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [5][$650]; 15. 44W-Austen Wheatley [12][$600]; 16. 18S-Jason Solwold [14][$550]; 17. 55-Trey Starks [24][$500]; 18. W20-Greg Wilson [21][$500]; 19. 17-Jac Haudenschild [10][$500]; 20. 7N-Roger Crockett [18][$500]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [17][$500]; 22. 21W-Jake Wheeler [22][$500]; 23. 5X-Brian Boswell [23][$500]; 24. 13-Clyde Knipp [16][$500]; Lap Leaders: Shane Stewart 1-12, Daryn Pittman 13-14, Jason Johnson 15-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 5-David Gravel[+10]
 
Qualifying: 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.807; 2. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.83; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.856; 4. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.867; 5. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.953; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.968; 7. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 12; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.024; 9. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.087; 10. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.173; 11. 4-Paul McMahan, 12.177; 12. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 12.243; 13. 5-David Gravel, 12.271; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.272; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.284; 16. 19-Brent Marks, 12.295; 17. 18S-Jason Solwold, 12.319; 18. 7N-Roger Crockett, 12.359; 19. 13-Clyde Knipp, 12.377; 20. 35-Jamie Veal, 12.399; 21. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.456; 22. 21W-Jake Wheeler, 12.52; 23. 5X-Brian Boswell, 12.661; 24. 55-Trey Starks, 14.458

 
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
8970
0
17
51
58
2
49
Brad Sweet
8878
-92
4
49
58
3
5
David Gravel
8792
-178
13
34
55
4
9
Daryn Pittman
8480
-490
3
22
45
5
2
Shane Stewart
8452
-518
7
23
46
6
41
Jason Johnson
8310
-660
4
21
40
7
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
8010
-960
0
11
33
8
11k
Kraig Kinser
7970
-1000
1
7
24
9
1S
Logan Schuchart
7778
-1192
4
9
23
10
7S
Jason Sides
7724
-1246
0
8
22
11
4
Paul McMahan
7686
-1284
0
3
18
12
19
Brent Marks
7652
-1318
0
1
17
13
W20
Greg Wilson
7344
-1626
0
5
17
14
1A
Jacob Allen
6518
-2452
0
0
3
15
13
Clyde Knipp
6160
-2810
0
0
1
16
51
Joey Saldana
5046
-3924
0
4
11
17
18
Ian Madsen
4510
-4460
1
5
18
18
21
Brian Brown
3598
-5372
1
11
15
19
2M
Kerry Madsen
3320
-5650
4
14
20
20
17
Jac Haudenschild
3122
-5848
0
1
6

 
 
 
TO SEE FULL RESULTS FROM: Willamette Speedway - September 6, 2017 -  Click Here

 

 

Shane Stewart Survives Late Charge from Sweet for 7th Win of Season at Grays Harbor

 
Gravel quietly charges forward for another podium; Pittman sets NTR in Qualifying

 
ELMA, WA - September 4, 2017 - Shane Stewart led all 30 laps at Grays Harbor Raceway, but it wasn't easy. With five lapped cars battling for position directly in front of the leaders in the closing laps, Brad Sweet stalked the Larson/Marks Racing No. 2 before pitching his No. 49 to the bottom off of turn four coming to checkered. Sweet led momentarily, but Stewart's momentum on the cushion was enough to cross the line .205 seconds in front of Sweet. David Gravel charged late to land on the podium for the second consecutive race.

 
Stewart started third and won a hectic Craftsman Club Dash that saw the front row starters end up finishing at the rear and Sweet come from fifth to second.

 
The lone caution flag of the Feature came on lap 15 when Jacob Allen suffered front end damage, spinning his No. 1A to safety on the bottom of the track. The caution erased Stewart's sizeable lead, but also gave him a clear track with no lapped cars in sight.

 
By lap 20 Stewart had once again stretched his lead to over two seconds. However, it was inevitable that he would reach the back of the field before the conclusion of the Feature. He did, in a big way. 
"I was trapped. I could not get a good enough run to split the two lapped cars in front of me," Stewart said in Victory Lane about the stressful final laps.

 
"My car has been really good lately and that is a testament to Lee, Heath and Dennis. It's a tough gig out here. Lots of miles on the road and countless hours spent maintaining these cars to compete at this level. I wouldn't be here without these guys," a thankful Stewart said.

 
Stewart's boldest move was on the final circuit where he was forced to come off his preferred line, the cushion, entering turn one. The aforementioned allowed Sweet to get a run down the backstretch to make his challenge for the lead, to no avail.

 
"I wish I could redo that last corner. I might have done something different," Sweet said following yet another runner-up finish. "Overall, it was a good night. We like to be on the front stretch at the end of the night, but we have a lot of second places this year. This West Coast swing is usually pretty for good us, I'm back at my hometown tracks so hopefully we can get this Ollie's Bargain Outlet where it belongs," the Grass Valley, California native said.

 
While all eyes focused on Sweet chasing down Stewart, David Gravel might have had the fastest car on the track in the closing laps. "We were really good there at the end. We just need to do a better job in the heat races and put ourselves up front in the Feature. We've been really strong the last two nights," Gravel said after coming from his eighth starting position tonight.

 
Jason Johnson and Daryn Pittman, who established a new Grays Harbor Track Record in Qualifying, completed the top five. Dominic Scelzi picked up KSE Hard Charger Honors coming forward to 11th. 

 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series travels to Oregon to race at the Willamette Speedway on Wednesday, September 6. For more information on Wednesday's event, click here. After that the Series will continue to trek South for the Gold Cup Race of Champions at the Silver Dollar Speedway over the weekend. 

 

 

 
ABBREVIATED RACE RESULTS FROM : Grays Harbor Raceway -  September 4, 2017
Feature (30 laps) 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1][$6,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$3,500]; 3. 5-David Gravel [8][$2,000]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [3][$1,800]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [4][$1,500]; 6. 17-Jac Haudenschild [6][$1,400]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$1,350]; 8. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [13][$1,300]; 9. 18S-Jason Solwold [9][$1,250]; 10. 4-Paul McMahan [11][$1,200]; 11. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [18][$900]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [17][$800]; 13. 19-Brent Marks [19][$700]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [5][$650]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [14][$600]; 16. 35-Jamie Veal [12][$550]; 17. 55-Trey Starks [23][$500]; 18. 7N-Roger Crockett [22][$500]; 19. 33V-Henry VanDam [20][$500]; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21][$500]; 21. 44W-Austen Wheatley [16][$500]; 22. 21P-Robbie Price [24][$500]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [7][$500]; 24. 26-Tayler Malsam [15][$500]; Lap Leaders: Shane Stewart 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 41S-Dominic Scelzi[+7]

 
Qualifying: 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.716 (NTR); 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.75; 3. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.85; 4. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.862; 5. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.985; 6. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 11.992; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.992; 8. 5-David Gravel, 12.003; 9. 35-Jamie Veal, 12.022; 10. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.039; 11. 4-Paul McMahan, 12.05; 12. 18S-Jason Solwold, 12.058; 13. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 12.067; 14. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.072; 15. 26-Tayler Malsam, 12.079; 16. 7N-Roger Crockett, 12.112; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.132; 18. 19-Brent Marks, 12.193; 19. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.195; 20. 55-Trey Starks, 12.211; 21. 33V-Henry VanDam, 12.221; 22. 21P-Robbie Price, 12.224; 23. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.234; 24. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.347; 25. 13-Clyde Knipp, 12.412; 26. 5X-Brian Boswell, 13.166

 
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

 
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
8830
0
17
50
57
2
49
Brad Sweet
8734
-96
4
48
57
3
5
David Gravel
8660
-170
13
34
54
4
9
Daryn Pittman
8334
-496
3
21
44
5
2
Shane Stewart
8324
-506
7
23
46
6
41
Jason Johnson
8160
-670
3
20
39
7
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
7872
-958
0
11
32
8
11k
Kraig Kinser
7828
-1002
1
6
23
9
1S
Logan Schuchart
7644
-1186
4
9
22
10
7S
Jason Sides
7602
-1228
0
8
22
11
4
Paul McMahan
7560
-1270
0
3
18
12
19
Brent Marks
7516
-1314
0
1
16
13
W20
Greg Wilson
7230
-1600
0
5
17
14
1A
Jacob Allen
6410
-2420
0
0
3
15
13
Clyde Knipp
6058
-2772
0
0
1
16
51
Joey Saldana
5046
-3784
0
4
11
17
18
Ian Madsen
4510
-4320
1
5
18
18
21
Brian Brown
3598
-5232
1
11
15
19
2M
Kerry Madsen
3320
-5510
4
14
20
20
2X
Parker Price-Miller
3080
-5750
1
1
4

 
 
 
TO SEE FULL RESULTS FROM: Grays Harbor Raceway - September 4, 2017 -  Click Here
 
 

 

 

Daryn Pittman Surges Late for Thrilling Win at Skagit 

 
Gravel earns KSE Hard Charger with second place run 

 
Alger, WA - September 2, 2017 - Former World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Champion Daryn Pittman is hitting stride and that is not a good sign for the rest of the competition. A night after being collected in an accident going for the lead, Pittman convincingly charged forward late to pocket $12,000 in the Outlaw Energy Showdown at Skagit Speedway. David Gravel picked up KSE Hard Charger honors finishing second with Brad Sweet completing the podium.

 
In open air, Jason Johnson set a torrid pace. Timely caution flags helped Johnson led the first 34 laps before giving way to Pittman on the 35th circuit. The longer the race stayed under Green Flag conditions, the better Pittman was. Pittman's surge to the front happened in a matter of laps. With the top five cars under a blanket, Pittman surged from fourth to the lead in a span of six laps around the tight 3/10th racing surface.

 
"Man, I can't say enough about this Great Clips team. I messed up early and kept losing spots on those restarts," Pittman said upon exiting his Kasey Kahne Racing No.9 machine.
One of the biggest storylines of the 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series was Pittman having no wins heading into the month of August. Now, Pittman has three wins - the most of any driver since August - to his credit. "I'm not sure I've ever had more fun driving this race car. It's fast every time it hits the track," a relieved Pittman said in a rare appearance racing in front of his friends and family.

 
Pittman excelled in turns three and four after getting a big run down the short backstretch. I saw Jason [Johnson] was struggling in traffic. When I got in opening in [turn] three and four, I took it and luckily it was good enough to hold on," the Owasso, OK native said about his race-winning pass.
As Pittman made his charge to the lead, Gravel was equally as fast coming from fifth to second in a span of three laps. By the time Gravel reached second on lap 38, Pittman had already extended a sizeable lead. "We were able to really charge at the end. First through sixth was a hell of a battle and a lot of fun as a race car driver. Just happy to end the race on a good note," Gravel said.

 
Brad Sweet and Johnson settled for third and fourth respectively with Donny Schatz completing the top five. Shane Stewart, Sheldon Haudenschild, Jason Sides, Paul McMahan and Logan Schuchart completed the all World of Outlaws regular top ten. There was an open red for a fuel leakage on lap 15 after Skagit 360 Sprint Car points leader Robbie Price had nowhere to go after Clyde Knipp and Jacob Allen got together battling. All three were uninjured in the accident.

 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series stays in Washington with an appearance at the Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma on Labor Day - Monday, September 4th. For information on the Grays Harbor event, click here

 
ABBREVIATED RACE RESULTS FROM : Skagit Speedway -  September 2, 2017
Feature (40 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [5][$12,000]; 2. 5-David Gravel [8][$5,700]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$3,500]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [1][$3,000]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$2,600]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [4][$2,400]; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [11][$2,300]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [6][$2,200]; 9. 4-Paul McMahan [12][$2,150]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [14][$2,100]; 11. 35-Jamie Veal [7][$1,600]; 12. 18S-Jason Solwold [10][$1,350]; 13. 17-Jac Haudenschild [15][$1,300]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [16][$1,200]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9][$1,100]; 16. 19-Brent Marks [17][$1,000]; 17. 44W-Austen Wheatley [13][$900]; 18. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [22][$850]; 19. 59-Eric Fisher [19][$800]; 20. 26-Tayler Malsam [18][$800]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [20][$800]; 22. 13-Clyde Knipp [23][$800]; 23. 21P-Robbie Price [21][$800]; 24. 11EH-Marc Duperron [24][$800]; Lap Leaders: Jason Johnson 1-34, Daryn Pittman 35-40, KSE Hard Charger Award: 5-David Gravel[+6]

 
Qualifying: 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.438; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.453; 3. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.468; 4. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.539; 5. 5-David Gravel, 11.553; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.635; 7. 35-Jamie Veal, 11.696; 8. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.698; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.711; 10. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.721; 11. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.773; 12. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 11.776; 13. 18S-Jason Solwold, 11.815; 14. 19-Brent Marks, 11.837; 15. 4-Paul McMahan, 11.853; 16. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 11.922; 17. 59-Eric Fisher, 11.952; 18. 26-Tayler Malsam, 11.972; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.984; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.013; 21. 21P-Robbie Price, 12.066; 22. 13-Clyde Knipp, 12.192; 23. 11EH-Marc Duperron, 12.332; 24. 5X-Brian Boswell, 12.336; 25. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.349

 
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings - September 2, 2017

 
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
8694
0
17
50
56
2
49
Brad Sweet
8588
-106
4
47
56
3
5
David Gravel
8516
-178
13
33
53
4
9
Daryn Pittman
8194
-500
3
20
43
5
2
Shane Stewart
8174
-520
6
22
45
6
41
Jason Johnson
8018
-676
3
19
38
7
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
7738
-956
0
11
31
8
11k
Kraig Kinser
7702
-992
1
6
23
9
1S
Logan Schuchart
7534
-1160
4
9
22
10
7S
Jason Sides
7480
-1214
0
8
22
11
4
Paul McMahan
7430
-1264
0
3
17
12
19
Brent Marks
7392
-1302
0
1
16
13
W20
Greg Wilson
7110
-1584
0
5
17
14
1A
Jacob Allen
6306
-2388
0
0
3
15
13
Clyde Knipp
5968
-2726
0
0
1
16
51
Joey Saldana
5046
-3648
0
4
11
17
18
Ian Madsen
4510
-4184
1
5
18
18
21
Brian Brown
3598
-5096
1
11
15
19
2M
Kerry Madsen
3320
-5374
4
14
20
20
2X
Parker Price-Miller
3080
-5614
1
1
4

 
 
 
TO SEE FULL RESULTS FROM: Skagit Speedway September 2, 2017, Click Here
 
 

 

 

 

Shane Stewart Inherits Lead and Never Looks Back for 6th Win of Season at Skagit

 
Jason Johnson and Jac Haudenschild complete the podium on first night of the Outlaw Energy Showdown

 
ALGER, WA - September 1, 2017 - Brad Sweet led the first eight laps before getting together with a slower car and collecting second place running Daryn Pittman. Shane Stewart assumed the lead and never looked back, scoring his sixth win of the 2017 season. Jason Johnson and Jac Haudenschild completed the podium on Night 1 of the Outlaw Energy Showdown at Skagit Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars. 
 
With an inversion of six, Sweet and Kraig Kinser shared the front row of the Craftsman Club Dash. In an action-packed event Sweet powered around Kinser earning the pole position for the 30-lap Feature.
 
In the Feature, Sweet was strong early as was his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate, Pittman. Pittman made his bid for the lead on the backstretch of the eighth circuit but Sweet muscled back ahead to lead the lap.
 
The following lap, off of turn four, a chain reaction sent the slower car of Austen Wheatley into the front end of Brad Sweet's Ollie's Bargain Outlet No. 49 ultimately sending the car down the track into his teammate Pittman. Pittman and Clyde Knipp, who was also a lapped down, had nowhere to go on the tight 3/10th mile racing surface.
 
Both Pittman and Sweet were able to make repairs and return to the rear of the field. Shane Stewart, who was just inches away from being collected as well, assumed the lead with Kinser, Jason Johnson and Jac Haudenschild in tow. 'The Wild Child' used a great restart on the top to shoot into the runner-up position and begin chasing down Stewart for the lead.
 
A pair of double-file restarts, for cautions on lap 10 and 18 respectively, gave Haudenschild a chance for the lead but the Wooster, Ohio veteran couldn't get close enough to mount a serious challenge. With seven to go, Haudenschild took a chance ultimately opening the door for Johnson to squeeze by for second.
 
A yellow with five to go gave the field one last chance to steal the win from Stewart. To no avail as the Bixby, OK native piloted the Larson/Marks Racing No.2 to Victory Lane for the sixth time in 2017. Johnson, who has never finished worse than fourth at Skagit, settled for second with Haudenschild scoring a strong podium finish in the Stenhouse Jr./Wood Racing No. 17. Donny Schatz and Jac's son, Sheldon, completed the top five. Greg Wilson picked up KSE Hard Charger honors coming from 14th to sixth. Pittman and Sweet made it back forward to tenth and 12th, respectively.  
 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to the Skagit Speedway Saturday evening for the conclusion of the Outlaw Energy Showdown. For more information and a link to purchase tickets, click here
ABBREVIATED RACE RESULTS FROM : Skagit Speedway -  September 1, 2017
Feature (30 Laps): 1. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [5]; 3. 17-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [7]; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [10]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [14]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 8. 5-David Gravel [8]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11]; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 11. 4-Paul McMahan [17]; 12. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 13. 19-Brent Marks [21]; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen [19]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [9]; 16. 35-Jamie Veal [12]; 17. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [15]; 18. 59-Eric Fisher [20]; 19. 44W-Austen Wheatley [22]; 20. 18S-Jason Solwold [16]; 21. 21P-Robbie Price [18]; 22. 26-Tayler Malsam [13]; 23. 13-Clyde Knipp [24]; 24. 11EH-Marc Duperron [23]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-8, Shane Stewart 9-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: W20-Greg Wilson[+8]

 
Qualifying: 1. 2-Shane Stewart, 10.894; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.062; 3. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.108; 4. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 11.118; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.123; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.162; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.202; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.263; 9. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.266; 10. 26-Tayler Malsam, 11.312; 11. 5-David Gravel, 11.321; 12. 35-Jamie Veal, 11.328; 13. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.334; 14. 4-Paul McMahan, 11.365; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 11.422; 16. 18S-Jason Solwold, 11.442; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.451; 18. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 11.467; 19. 59-Eric Fisher, 11.473; 20. 19-Brent Marks, 11.548; 21. 13-Clyde Knipp, 11.55; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.614; 23. 11EH-Marc Duperron, 11.677; 24. 21P-Robbie Price, 11.789; 25. 5X-Brian Boswell, 12.614

 
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

 
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
8554
0
17
49
55
2
49
Brad Sweet
8444
-110
4
46
55
3
5
David Gravel
8370
-184
13
32
52
4
9
Daryn Pittman
8044
-510
2
19
42
5
2
Shane Stewart
8036
-518
6
22
44
6
41
Jason Johnson
7876
-678
3
18
37
7
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
7602
-952
0
11
30
8
11k
Kraig Kinser
7582
-972
1
6
23
9
1S
Logan Schuchart
7404
-1150
4
9
21
10
7S
Jason Sides
7346
-1208
0
8
21
11
4
Paul McMahan
7298
-1256
0
3
16
12
19
Brent Marks
7274
-1280
0
1
16
13
W20
Greg Wilson
6988
-1566
0
5
17
14
1A
Jacob Allen
6198
-2356
0
0
3
15
13
Clyde Knipp
5862
-2692
0
0
1
16
51
Joey Saldana
5046
-3508
0
4
11
17
18
Ian Madsen
4510
-4044
1
5
18
18
21
Brian Brown
3598
-4956
1
11
15
19
2M
Kerry Madsen
3320
-5234
4
14
20
20
2X
Parker Price-Miller
3080
-5474
1
1
4

 
 
 
TO SEE FULL RESULTS FROM: Skagit Speedway September 1, 2017, Click Here

 

 

World of Outlaws Return to Calistoga Speedway for Wine Country Outlaw Showdown

CONCORD, NC - August 30, 2017 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will wrap up its Fall West Coast swing at one of the most iconic race tracks in the country, the gorgeous Calistoga Speedway, during the two-day Wine Country Outlaw Showdown on Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16.

The Series returns to wine country in September this year, after Mother Nature's unpredictability forced two April events to be cancelled last year.

"Moving the race date back to September allows for more predictable weather patterns and returns a little bit of history to the track and the tour," said Chris Morgan, event promoter. "With the date change we are planning many new exciting fan attractions surrounding this event. The Outlaws put on The Greatest Show on Dirt, and our hope is to be a great stop for the tour as they close out their western swing for the season."

Having undergone recent renovations, Calistoga Speedway has expanded its campground, creating a perfect opportunity for fans to camp out and spend the entire weekend in beautiful Napa Valley with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Calistoga now offers both dry (no water/electric) and partial (water/electric) camping services. To make your camping reservations, call 707-942-5221.

The Series has a long history at the famous half-mile dirt oval, dating back to 1978 when Rick Ferkel won the inaugural visit to the Speedway. The Outlaws visited Calistoga twice in both 2014 and 2015, with California-native Brad Sweet and teammate Daryn Pittman picking up victories in 2014. Sweet returned to Victory Lane along with eight-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Champion Donny Schatz in 2015.

The trip to Calistoga, like many this year, will be the first visit for World of Outlaws rookies Brent Marks and Sheldon Haudenschild.

Marks, a native of Pennsylvania, knows the difficulties of running out West. "The competition and track surfaces make it challenging. The West Coast is certainly its own animal, just like the East Coast is. The adjustment is difficult and will take some time. But as long as we learn and continue to grow each time we visit, it will get easier and easier," the driver of the BAPS, M&M Painting and Construction No. 19 said.

Marks currently sits twelfth in the driver championship point standings as he tries to win the 2017 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year title.

Tickets for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown are still available for purchase online or by calling 844-DIRT-TIX.

 

Outlaws Set for Lone Appearance in Oregon at Willamette Speedway

CONCORD, NC - August 30, 2017 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will make their only stop in the Beaver State on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at the Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, OR. The mid-week show will mark the fifth time "The Greatest Show on Dirt" will race at the 3/10-mile high-banked oval.

Last year, eight-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Champion Donny Schatz took the trip down Victory Lane.

Coming off his tenth 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals victory, Schatz is on a familiar tear, having racked up 17 victories, putting the Tony Stewart Racing No. 15 Arctic Cat car in prime position to grab a ninth championship. Schatz currently sits 94 points ahead of second-place Brad Sweet and 174 points ahead of third-place David Gravel.

Schatz isn't the only driver having a stellar season, however. Watertown, Connecticut's David Gravel has raised the bar on his personal record for most wins in a season from nine to 13 and counting.

Kasey Kahne Racing's Justin Adams recently joined the No. 9 Great Clips team on the road is now calling the shots for Outlaw Daryn Pittman. The Owasso, OK native seems to have found his groove as of late. Pittman picked up his second victory of the season last weekend at BMP Speedway, along with four top-five finishes over the course of the last five races, moving him into fourth place in the championship point standings.

When the 16 full-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car drivers Outlaws roll into town, they will be joined by 2016 Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic Champion Australian Jamie Veal, as well as 2017 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year Dominic Scelzi. Additionally, a handful of regional teams are expected to compete with the best in the business as well.

Willamette serves as the mid-point of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Fall West Coast Swing, with the Series heading South to compete in the Golden State for a pair of weekends at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA on Sept. 8 and 9 and the following weekend at Calistoga Speedway on Sept. 15 and 16.

Be sure to catch the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series up and down the West Coast. Visit WoOSprint.com For information on the Outlaw event at Willamette. For tickets, visit Willamette Speedway's website.


 

 

Outlaws Conclude Busy Holiday Weekend at Grays Harbor Raceway

Schatz seeks fourth straight Grays win

CONCORD, NC - August 29, 2017 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series concludes Labor Day Weekend with a trip to Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA on Monday, Sept. 4.

Grays Harbor has been a fixture on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series West Coast swing for years, dating back to 1996 when Dave Blaney picked up the win in the inaugural visit to the high-banked 3/8th-mile oval.

Eight-time and defending Series Champion Donny Schatz has won the last three Series features at Grays Harbor and will enter the event as the current Series points leader with 17 feature wins on the season. In 2015 Schatz scored his 200th career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory at Grays Harbor Raceway.

Another previous winner at Grays Harbor, Shane Stewart, comes into the Labor Day race having recently picked up his fifth win of the 2017 season at Black Hills Speedway. Stewart currently sits fifth in the driver championship point standings, just 28 points behind fourth-place driver Daryn Pittman.

Bloomington, Indiana's Kraig Kinser is also a past winner at the Elma, WA track, with a win back in 2008. So far this year, Kinser has had one win - at Deer Creek Speedway back in July. Kinser is in the middle of a closely contested points battle with 2017 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year hopeful Sheldon Haudenschild. Just 16 points separate the two drivers after the Series visit to BMP Speedway.

More information regarding the event at Grays Harbor can be found on the World of Outlaws website. To purchase tickets for the Outlaws Labor Day special, visit Grays Harbor Raceway's website.

 

 

 

WITH KAHNE IN ATTENDANCE, PITTMAN SCORES 2ND WIN OF SEASON AT BMP

 
Stewart and Schatz complete podium as Series heads to Washington
 

 
BILLINGS, Mont. - August 26, 2017 - With the boss, Kasey Kahne, in attendance, Daryn Pittman powered his way from his fourth starting spot to win his second Feature of the season Saturday at Billings Motorsports Park. Pittman slid Donny Schatz for second before taking the lead from Shane Stewart on lap nine. Stewart and Schatz completed the podium.
 
Stewart got the early jump on the field while Pittman seemingly gained momentum on the top of the track each lap. Pittman used a strong run down the backstretch to slide Schatz for second before overtaking race leader Stewart two laps later.
 
A handful of cautions, including a pair with three to go for Jac Haudenschild and Dominic Scelzi - both running in the top ten - gave Stewart and the rest of the field ample opportunity to steal the win away from Pittman. Stewart pulled even with Pittman on each of those last two restarts but could not complete the pass.
 
"I ran my worst corner of the race on the last restart. I thought I gave it away," a relieved Pittman said in Victory Lane. "It's been a tough season, hats off to Justin Adams. He came in as crew chief last weekend and we've had a really consistent car since then."
 
With NASCAR having an off weekend, Kahne was in Billings watching his cars race. Kahne echoed his driver's statements, "These guys work really hard. It never stops. Great to see a lot of fans here. I thought it was great."
 

 
"It's great to have Kasey here helping out on his off weekend. I don't have a clue what's in this thing and it's probably better that way," Pittman added.
 
Stewart settled for second, capping off a strong weekend for the Larson/Marks No.2 team. "I tried to hit my marks on the restarts. I got close to Daryn, but could never clear him for the slider. Overall, a solid weekend for LMR," Stewart, who won Friday night at Black Hills, said.
 
Eight-time and defending Series champion Donny Schatz extended his points lead with another podium finish. "We had a decent car throughout the night. I couldn't really make the bottom work in three and four. Sometimes you have to take what you get," Schatz said before he applauded the large crowd and racing surface provided by Mike Quigley and the rest of the BMP Speedway track crew.
 
Brad Sweet and Jason Johnson completed the top five with Friday night's runner-up Sheldon Haudenschild collecting KSE Hard Charger honors coming from 16th to ninth.
 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series travels to Alger, Washington to compete at the Skagit Speedway next Friday and Saturday. For more information, click here

 


 
ABBREVIATED RACE RESULTS FROM : BMP Speedway -  August 26, 2017
Feature (35 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [4][$10,000]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [1][$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$2,800]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [2][$2,500]; 6. 5-David Gravel [6][$2,300]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13][$2,200]; 8. 35-Jamie Veal [12][$2,100]; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [16][$2,050]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [7][$2,000]; 11. 4-Paul McMahan [11][$1,500]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson [9][$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [19][$1,100]; 14. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [10][$1,050]; 15. 2JR-Kelly Miller [17][$1,000]; 16. 13-Clyde Knipp [14][$900]; 17. 27DD-David Hoiness [21][$800]; 18. 17-Jac Haudenschild [8][$800]; 19. 83C-Adam Cruea [18][$800]; 20. 19-Brent Marks [15][$800]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [20][$800]; 22. OO-Roger Cummings [22][$800]; 23. O-Ned Powers [23][$800]
Lap Leaders: Shane Stewart 1-8, Daryn Pittman 9-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 93-Sheldon Haudenschild
 
Qualifying: 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.603; 2. 5-David Gravel, 12.612; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.638; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.688; 5. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.735; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.801; 7. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.859; 8. 4-Paul McMahan, 12.937; 9. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.99; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.991; 11. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 13.008; 12. 35-Jamie Veal, 13.038; 13. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.084; 14. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.173; 15. 19-Brent Marks, 13.202; 16. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.242; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.39; 18. 83C-Adam Cruea, 13.621; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.048; 20. 2JR-Kelly Miller, 13.929; 21. OO-Roger Cummings, NT; 22. O-Ned Powers, NT; 23. 27DD-David Hoiness, 13.648
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

 
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
8412
0
17
48
54
2
49
Brad Sweet
8318
-94
4
46
55
3
5
David Gravel
8236
-176
13
32
51
4
9
Daryn Pittman
7914
-498
2
19
41
5
2
Shane Stewart
7886
-526
5
21
43
6
41
Jason Johnson
7730
-682
3
17
36
7
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
7462
-950
0
10
29
8
11k
Kraig Kinser
7446
-966
1
6
22
9
1S
Logan Schuchart
7272
-1140
4
9
20
10
7S
Jason Sides
7226
-1186
0
8
21
11
4
Paul McMahan
7170
-1242
0
3
16
12
19
Brent Marks
7150
-1262
0
1
16
13
W20
Greg Wilson
6850
-1562
0
5
16
14
1A
Jacob Allen
6076
-2336
0
0
3
15
13
Clyde Knipp
5758
-2654
0
0
1
16
51
Joey Saldana
5046
-3366
0
4
11
17
18
Ian Madsen
4510
-3902
1
5
18
18
21
Brian Brown
3598
-4814
1
11
15
19
2M
Kerry Madsen
3320
-5092
4
14
20
20
2X
Parker Price-Miller
3080
-5332
1
1
4

 
 

 
TO SEE FULL RESULTS FROM: BMP Speedway - August 26, 2017, Click Here

 

 

Shane Stewart Sets NTR, Claims 5th Win of Season at Black Hills

 
Sheldon nets career-best second in exciting fashion
 

 
RAPID CITY, S.D. - August 25, 2017 - It was a record-breaking night for Shane Stewart and his Larson/Marks Racing No. 2 team Friday at the Black Hills Speedway. Stewart set a new track record in Qualifying with a blistering lap of at 14.861 around the half-mile oval. Stewart threw a slide job on Brad Sweet on lap eight in the feature for the lead and never looked back, scoring his fifth win of year. Sheldon Haudenschild started sixth and charged forward for a career-best second place run, while Sweet settled for third.

 
Sweet set a strong pace early before a lap six caution for fourth place running Jason Johnson bunched the field back together and set up a double-file restart. Sweet elected the bottom line, allowing Stewart to get a huge run off the cushion and take command of the field on lap eight. Clyde Knipp, with a flat right rear, brought out the final caution of the evening.

 
Stewart built a sizable lead, masterfully working through the array of the lapped cars scattered around the track. Sweet closed in one last time looking for the lead, but simultaneously left the door open for Sheldon Haudenschild who charged by both he and Donny Schatz within a lap of each other. Sheldon, in his first appearance at the Black Hills Speedway, was quicker than Stewart in the closing laps but could never mount a true challenge for the lead as he watched Stewart take the twin checkered flags, his fifth win of the season.

 
"We unloaded fast and we were able to keep that momentum going throughout the night," a relieved Stewart said in Victory Lane. "I got a little nervous late there; the cushion got a little hairy to hit a couple of times. You just can't hesitate [in traffic] with these guys. If you do, you're going to get passed. Fortunately, I saw the white flag."

 
Stewart's pass for the lead was a daring one using a big run off the top of the track to set up a slider on Sweet. Upon taking the lead Stewart continued to rely on the cushion, "Once I made it work, I said to myself I'm not going to come off this [cushion] until someone shows me a nose underneath." 

 
The win was Stewart's fifth of the season and third since joining forces with Lee Stauffer in late June. "I can't thank my guys enough. We've been through a lot of crew chiefs this year before finding Lee. Now we're starting to get our act together," the Bixby, OK native said.

 
Sheldon's second place finish was the best of his young World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series career. "We had a fast car all night. I put ourselves back on the restart. We fell back and had to do some work to get back up there. Overall, I can't thank my guys enough. We had a fast race car," the leading contender for Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year said.

 
After leading seven laps, Sweet settled for third. "I wasn't real sure where to go on that restart. I chose low, then didn't hit the bottom good and that opened the door for Shane. It's always good to be on the front stretch at the end of the night. Hopefully we can pick up some wins on the West Coast," Sweet, a California native, said.

 
Schatz and Daryn Pittman completed the top five. Brent Marks, in his Black Hills Speedway debut, picked up another KSE Hard Charger award coming from 14th to eighth.

 
Saturday night the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads west to Billings, Montana to compete at the BMP Speedway for the first time since 2008. For more information on the Big Sky Brawl at Billings, click here.

 
ABBREVIATED RACE RESULTS FROM : Black Hills Speedway -  August 25, 2017
Feature: 1. 2-Shane Stewart [2][$10,000]; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [6][$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$2,800]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [9][$2,500]; 6. 5-David Gravel [5][$2,300]; 7. 17-Jac Haudenschild [8][$2,200]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [14][$2,100]; 9. 3-Tim Kaeding [11][$2,050]; 10. W20-Greg Wilson [10][$2,000]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$1,500]; 12. 4-Paul McMahan [12][$1,200]; 13. 35-Jamie Veal [17][$1,100]; 14. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [18][$1,050]; 15. 41-Jason Johnson [3][$1,000]; 16. 13-Clyde Knipp [16][$900]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [7][$800]; 18. 2JR-Kelly Miller [22][$800]; 19. 4X-Adam Speckman [24][$800]; 20. 14-Ben Holmberg [23][$800]; 21. 7-Mike Sires [21][$800]; 22. 17M-Max McGhee [19][$800]; 23. 1S-Logan Schuchart [15][$800]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [20][$800] (0-Ned Powers DNS [$300])  Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-7, Shane Stewart 8-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+6]

 
Qualifying: 1. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.831 (New Track Record) ; 2. 5-David Gravel, 14.919; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.977; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.022; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.032; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.09; 7. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.198; 8. 35-Jamie Veal, 15.199; 9. 41-Jason Johnson, 15.206; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 15.212; 11. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 15.233; 12. 4-Paul McMahan, 15.255; 13. 13-Clyde Knipp, 15.267; 14. 19-Brent Marks, 15.283; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 15.348; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.351; 17. 3-Tim Kaeding, 15.416; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.563; 19. 17M-Max McGhee, 15.614; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.996; 21. O-Ned Powers, 16.382; 22. 2JR-Kelly Miller, 16.485; 23. 14-Ben Holmberg, 17.451; 24. 7-Mike Sires, 17.949; 25. 4X-Adam Speckman, 18.699
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings - August 25, 2017

 
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
8268
0
17
47
53
2
49
Brad Sweet
8176
-92
4
45
54
3
5
David Gravel
8098
-170
13
32
50
4
9
Daryn Pittman
7764
-504
1
18
40
5
2
Shane Stewart
7740
-528
5
20
42
6
41
Jason Johnson
7590
-678
3
16
35
7
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
7330
-938
0
10
28
8
11k
Kraig Kinser
7322
-946
1
6
22
9
1S
Logan Schuchart
7136
-1132
4
9
19
10
7S
Jason Sides
7096
-1172
0
8
20
11
4
Paul McMahan
7042
-1226
0
3
16
12
19
Brent Marks
7040
-1228
0
1
16
13
W20
Greg Wilson
6724
-1544
0
5
16
14
1A
Jacob Allen
5968
-2300
0
0
3
15
13
Clyde Knipp
5640
-2628
0
0
1
16
51
Joey Saldana
5046
-3222
0
4
11
17
18
Ian Madsen
4510
-3758
1
5
18
18
21
Brian Brown
3598
-4670
1
11
15
19
2M
Kerry Madsen
3320
-4948
4
14
20
20
2X
Parker Price-Miller
3080
-5188
1
1
4

 
 

 
Full Results from Black Hills Speedway are available under the 'results' tab on the official website, woosprint.com
 
 

 

 

David Gravel Back on Track at Nodak 

 
Gravel ends Schatz 5-race win streak at Nodak with 13th win of the seaosn 
 

 
MINOT, ND - August 20, 2017 - After a pair of pedestrian finishes Friday and Saturday, David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports No.5 team switched cars and scored their 13th victory of the season Sunday night at Nodak Speedway. Gravel's win stopped Donny Schatz, who finished second, five-race win streak at the Minot oval. Brad Sweet challenged Gravel for the lead early, but ended up settling for third.  

 
Gravel led all 35 laps, although it was not easy. The Nodak Speedway track crew watered the track prior to the Feature, leaving the surface faster and heavier than many teams anticipated.
The inside row got a good intial start, allowing third place starting Brad Sweet to be second by the backstretch. Schatz got in line in third as the track continued to widen out as the Feature progressed. Sweet pulled even with Gravel for the lead multiple times coming off of turn four, but could never pull ahead.

 
The first caution of the event came for Jason Sides, who was backwards in turn four, on lap 24. Sheldon Haudenschild made contact with the wall and spun on the ensuing restart. Sheldon was running sixth at the time.

 
Gravel extended his lead once again, made the right decisions in lapped traffic and picked up the victory without seeing another serious challenge. When asked about stopping Schatz five race win streak at Nodak, Gravel said with a smile, "He wins too much. I want some wins too."

 
"We brought this car down and I'm glad we got it done tonight because we were not very good the last two nights. This is three straight wins for this car," the Watertown, CT native said upon exiting his No.5 machine.

 
Like many, Schatz anticipated the track would slow down earlier in the race. "We got going at the end. I think I used way too much of my tires to get there, though. We did the best we could and sometimes you are going to have that," a content Schatz said.

 
Schatz scored at least a top-five finish in every start this season in his home state of North Dakota. He spoke highly about the North Dakota faithful, who packed the grandstands for the third consecutive night, "North Dakota has a huge presence with the World of Outlaws and I don't think anyone realizes how big it is. Thank you to the fans, without you guys we would not have nearly as much fun as we do."

 
Brad Sweet picked up his 44th top-five of the finish of the season, completing the podium. "We were right there a lot of the race. David never made any mistakes and then I made one and Donny got by me," Sweet said. "All in all it was a good night."

 
Shane Stewart and Daryn Pittman completed the top five. Saturday's Feature winner at Red River Valley, Jason Johnson, picked up the KSE Hard Charger award in sixth.

 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series takes a few days off before returning to the Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, SD Friday August 25th. For more information about the Black Hills event click here
ABBREVIATED RACE RESULTS FROM : Nodak Speedway -  August 20, 2017
Feature (35 Laps) 1. 5-David Gravel [1][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$3,200]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [4][$2,800]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [7][$2,500]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [12][$2,300]; 7. 17-Jac Haudenschild [5][$2,200]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$2,100]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [9][$2,050]; 10. 19-Brent Marks [15][$2,000]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$1,500]; 12. 3-Tim Kaeding [18][$1,200]; 13. 35-Jamie Veal [6][$1,100]; 14. 4-Paul McMahan [14][$1,050]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [17][$1,000]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [11][$900]; 17. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [16][$800]; 18. 13-Clyde Knipp [20][$800]; 19. 7T-Trent Stengl [24][$800]; 20. 21-Ryder Olson [23][$800]; 21. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [8][$800]; 22. 6N-Greg Nikitenko [19][$800]; 23. 20-Kevin Lawson [22][$800]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [21][$800]; Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 41-Jason Johnson[+6]

 
Qualifying: 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.477; 2. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.544; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.565; 4. 5-David Gravel, 13.576; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.604; 6. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.611; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.642; 8. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 13.654; 9. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.656; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.672; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.713; 12. 35-Jamie Veal, 13.738; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.741; 14. 4-Paul McMahan, 13.796; 15. 19-Brent Marks, 13.852; 16. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.866; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.931; 18. 6N-Greg Nikitenko, 14.026; 19. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 14.059; 20. 21-Ryder Olson, 14.141; 21. 3-Tim Kaeding, 14.166; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.251; 23. 91K-Kyle Fedyk, 14.289; 24. 7T-Trent Stengl, 14.444; 25. 10-Tyson Turnbull, 14.91; 26. 90-Randy Blotsky, 15.384; 27. 20-Kevin Lawson, 15.852; 28. 20L-Dusty Lawson, 15.945; 29. 14-Bill Holler, 16.1; 30. 17M-Todd Mickelson, NT

 
For full results from Nodak Speedway click here

 
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
 
 
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
8126
0
17
46
52
2
49
Brad Sweet
8032
-94
4
44
53
3
5
David Gravel
7960
-166
13
32
49
4
9
Daryn Pittman
7624
-502
1
17
39
5
2
Shane Stewart
7590
-536
4
19
41
6
41
Jason Johnson
7470
-656
3
16
35
7
11k
Kraig Kinser
7194
-932
1
6
22
8
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
7184
-942
0
9
27
9
1S
Logan Schuchart
7032
-1094
4
9
19
10
7S
Jason Sides
6980
-1146
0
8
20
11
4
Paul McMahan
6916
-1210
0
3
16
12
19
Brent Marks
6906
-1220
0
1
15
13
W20
Greg Wilson
6594
-1532
0
5
15
14
1A
Jacob Allen
5866
-2260
0
0
3
15
13
Clyde Knipp
5522
-2604
0
0
1
16
51
Joey Saldana
5046
-3080
0
4
11
17
18
Ian Madsen
4510
-3616
1
5
18
18
21
Brian Brown
3598
-4528
1
11
15
19
2M
Kerry Madsen
3320
-4806
4
14
20
20
2X
Parker Price-Miller
3080
-5046
1
1
4

 
 

 

 

Jason Johnson Goes Flag-to-Flag at Red River Valley

 
Johnson scores third victory; K. Madsen and Stewart complete podium
 

 
WEST FARGO, ND - August 19, 2017 - Jason Johnson started on the outside of the front row, took command down the backstretch on the opening circuit and never looked back to score his third win of the season Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway. Johnson survived heavy traffic and multiple restarts to pick up the popular victory. Australian Kerry Madsen and Shane Stewart completed the podium. 

 
Johnson got the jump on pole-sitter Kraig Kinser and established a healthy advantage before a caution for a slowing Jamie Veal on lap four. On the ensuing restart, Dominic Scelzi and Brent Marks took a wild ride on the front stretch. Both drivers were uninjured in the accident.
Stewart got underneath Kraig Kinser for second and began chasing down Johnson as lapped traffic intensified. Kerry Madsen began his charge on the bottom of the racing surface as he surged by both Kinser and Thomas Kennedy to move into third.

 
Johnson battled with the slower car of David Gravel, allowing Stewart and Madsen to close in. Once Johnson cleared Gravel, he re-extended his lead and drove away from the field for the victory.
"My guys never give up. During the 'Month of Money', the tracks got a little slick and we struggled a bit. But this is my type of race track. Cowboy up," an elated Johnson said upon climbing out of his Priority Aviation, Mesilla Valley Transportation backed No. 41.

 
"With the World of Outlaws, these guys are so tough night in and night out, to win one of these races speaks magnitudes about this team," Johnson reiterated.

 
Kerry Madsen praised his team once again after landing on the podium for the second consecutive night. "It was a fun race, bouncing around and driving hard," the hard-nosed Australian said.

 
Shane Stewart, who is now the new track record holder at the Red River Valley Speedway, came home third after grappling with pesky lapped traffic. "Quick time, which I'm usually not, a new track record, which is cool, and a podium finish. We'll just carry this on to tomorrow and hopefully keep the momentum going," the Bixby, OK native said following his strong, consistent evening. 

 
Kinser and Donny Schatz completed the top five. Tim Kaeding was the KSE Hard Charger. Clyde Knipp scored his first career top-ten with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series with a 9th place finish.

 
Sunday night the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series concludes a three-race swing through North Dakota in Minot at the Nodak Speedway. For more information on Sunday's event click here.  

 



 
ABBREVIATED RACE RESULTS FROM : Red River Valley Speedway -  August 19, 2017
Feature (30 Laps)
41-Jason Johnson [2][$10,000]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6][$5,500]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [3][$3,200]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1][$2,800]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$2,500]; 6. 17-Jac Haudenschild [8][$2,300]; 7. 21K-Thomas Kennedy [4][$2,200]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$2,100]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [12][$2,050]; 10. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [10][$2,000]; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman [14][$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [9][$1,200]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [16][$1,100]; 14. 3-Tim Kaeding [22][$1,050]; 15. 18-Ian Madsen [13][$1,000]; 16. 5-David Gravel [21][$900]; 17. 24-Terry McCarl [15][$800]; 18. 4-Paul McMahan [19][$800]; 19. 35-Jamie Veal [18][$800]; 20. 7T-Trent Stengl [24][$800]; 21. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [17][$800]; 22. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [11][$800]; 23. 19-Brent Marks [20][$800]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [23][$800]

Lap Leaders: Jason Johnson 1-30
KSE Hard Charger Award: 3-Tim Kaeding[+8]
 
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's
1 15 Donny Schatz 7980 0 17 45 51
2 49 Brad Sweet 7888 -92 4 42 51
3 5 David Gravel 7810 -170 12 31 48
4 9 Daryn Pittman 7484 -496 1 16 38
5 2 Shane Stewart 7448 -532 4 18 40
6 41 Jason Johnson 7332 -648 3 16 34
7 93 Sheldon Haudenschild 7076 -904 0 9 27
8 11k Kraig Kinser 7066 -914 1 6 22
9 1S Logan Schuchart 6898 -1082 4 9 18
10 7S Jason Sides 6862 -1118 0 8 20
11 4 Paul McMahan 6794 -1186 0 3 16
12 19 Brent Marks 6776 -1204 0 1 14
13 W20 Greg Wilson 6474 -1506 0 5 15
14 1A Jacob Allen 5764 -2216 0 0 3
15 13 Clyde Knipp 5408 -2572 0 0 1
16 51 Joey Saldana 5046 -2934 0 4 11
17 18 Ian Madsen 4378 -3602 1 5 17
18 21 Brian Brown 3598 -4382 1 11 15
19 2M Kerry Madsen 3320 -4660 4 14 20
20 2X Parker Price-Miller 3080 -4900 1 1 4

 
TO SEE FULL RESULTS FROM: Red River Valley Speedway- August 19, 2017, Click Here

 

 

 

 

Donny Schatz Doubles Up at River Cities 

 
Schatz scores 17th WoO win of season and NLRA Late Model win in home state 
 

 
Grand Forks, ND - August 18, 2017 - Six days after winning sprint car's biggest prize - the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals - for the 10th time, Donny Schatz landed in Victory Lane in his home state, twice. Schatz outdueled Brad Sweet to win his 17th feature of the 2017 season at River Cities. To make things sweeter, Schatz also picked up the NLRA Late Model feature earlier in the night.
 
When asked if he learned anything from winning the 25-lap Late Model feature, Schatz said with a smile, "I learned that I am not in as good of shape as I think I am."
 
Sheldon Haudenschild led the first eight laps, in search of his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory, before getting loose off of turn two and losing the lead to Brad Sweet. Schatz worked underneath Haudenschild shortly after and was second when the red flag flew for Canadian driver Thomas Kennedy, who was uninjured in the accident, on lap 12.
 
Sweet led the next three laps before Schatz pulled ahead with grip on the bottom on the 16th circuit. A lap 17 yellow for sixth place running Dominic Scelzi was the final stoppage of the event. Following the caution, Schatz and Sweet continued their duel and were side by side for multiple laps with Sweet being scored as the leader on the 18th lap. Schatz regained the lead on lap 19 and never looked back masterfully maneuvering through lapped traffic.
 
"It's a huge weekend for this race team. Speaking of this race team...it is incredible what they do and an honor to drive their race car," Schatz said.
 
Sweet settled for second. "The Ollie's Bargain Outlet car was fast all night. I probably should have ran the bottom, but it's hard to judge traffic when you are the leader. Donny's always the guy to beat here, we'll take our second and move on," the Grass Valley, CA native said.
 
Australian Kerry Madsen finished on the podium, thanked his GoMuddy.com team and Guy Forbook for a great race car and praised River Cities Speedway with the statement, "Grand Forks never disappoints."
 
Daryn Pittman and Jason Johnson completed the top five. Mark Dobmeier was the KSE Hard Charger coming from 21st to finish sixth.
 
Saturday night the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to the Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND. The race was originally scheduled for June 17th, but Mother Nature postponed it. For more information on Saturday's event at Red River Valley Speedway click here
 



 
ABBREVIATED RACE RESULTS FROM : River Cities Speedway -  August 18, 2017
Feature (40 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$5,500]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [8][$3,200]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [7][$2,800]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [6][$2,500]; 6. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [21][$2,300]; 7. 4-Paul McMahan [16][$2,200]; 8. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [1][$2,100]; 9. 2-Shane Stewart [3][$2,050]; 10. 5-David Gravel [15][$2,000]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9][$1,500]; 12. 18-Ian Madsen [14][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [2][$1,100]; 14. 3-Tim Kaeding [18][$1,050]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [19][$1,000]; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$900]; 17. 24-Terry McCarl [24][$800]; 18. 82-Dusty Zomer [13][$800]; 19. 2A-Austin Pierce [23][$800]; 20. 35-Jamie Veal [17][$800]; 21. 9N-Wade Nygaard [20][$800]; 22. 17-Jac Haudenschild [22][$800]; 23. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [11][$800]; 24. 21K-Thomas Kennedy [12][$800]

 
Lap Leaders: Sheldon Haudenschild 1-8; Brad Sweet 9-15, 18; Donny Schatz 16-17, 19-40                                   KSE Hard Charger Award: 13JT-Mark Dobmeier[+15]

 
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings
Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's
1 15 Donny Schatz 7840 0 17 44 50
2 49 Brad Sweet 7754 -86 4 42 50
3 5 David Gravel 7692 -148 12 31 48
4 9 Daryn Pittman 7356 -484 1 16 38
5 2 Shane Stewart 7304 -536 4 17 39
6 41 Jason Johnson 7182 -658 2 15 33
7 93 Sheldon Haudenschild 6946 -894 0 9 26
8 11k Kraig Kinser 6924 -916 1 5 21
9 1S Logan Schuchart 6774 -1066 4 9 18
10 7S Jason Sides 6736 -1104 0 8 20
11 4 Paul McMahan 6680 -1160 0 3 16
12 19 Brent Marks 6672 -1168 0 1 14
13 W20 Greg Wilson 6384 -1456 0 5 15
14 1A Jacob Allen 5662 -2178 0 0 3
15 13 Clyde Knipp 5276 -2564 0 0 0
16 51 Joey Saldana 5046 -2794 0 4 11
17 18 Ian Madsen 4258 -3582 1 5 17
18 21 Brian Brown 3598 -4242 1 11 15
19 2M Kerry Madsen 3174 -4666 4 13 19
20 2X Parker Price-Miller 3080 -4760 1 1 4
 

 
TO SEE FULL RESULTS FROM: River Cities Speedway - August 18, 2017, Click Here
 
 

 

 

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Prepared For Fall West Coast Swing

Eight races in 16 days on the West Coast lie ahead of the Outlaws

CONCORD, NC - August 17, 2017 - After a grueling tour through the Midwest, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series returns to the West Coast for their annual fall swing, featuring races in Washington, Oregon and California.

The trip begins with the Outlaw Energy Showdown, a two-day event on the bullring at the Skagit Speedway. Last year, David Gravel and CJB Motorsports swept competition at the the high-banked3/8th mile that always provides elbows up racing. Other active World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers with wins at Skagit includes Shane Stewart (2015) and Donny Schatz, who has three wins to his credit.

From there, the Outlaws head to Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington. Eight-time and defending Series Champion Donny Schatz has won the last three races, although Mother Nature washed out competition last year.

The Series makes its lone appearance in the Beaver State on Wednesday, September 6, as the Outlaws stop at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Oregon for the fifth time ever. To purchase tickets for the race at Willamette please call 360-903-5785.

"The Greatest Show on Dirt" heads back to California for the second time this season for a battle with the tough locals at the Silver Dollar Speedway for the Gold Cup Race of Champions and the beautiful Calistoga Speedway for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown.

Early this season, the Outlaws made their way to the West Coast for an extended road trip that consisted of stops in Nevada, California, and Arizona. During that time, Donny Schatz and David Gravel each picked up wins at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California. During the FVP Western Spring Shootout, California native and full-time Outlaw Brad Sweet picked up a win at Stockton Dirt Track. Gravel showed he was going to be a force to be reckon with in 2017 when he picked up his second and third wins of the season at Placerville and Perris Auto Speedway, respectively. Shark Racing's Logan Schuchart was the last man standing at Keller Auto Speedway when he picked up his first win of the season with a last-lap pass.

After that first swing, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers will enter California a perfect 6-0 against the tough Golden State locals.

Carson Macedo, who scored an upset win over the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Silver Dollar Speedway in 2014, will be on hand to try to score a win for the local California drivers. "I won in 2014 with the Outlaws. It was one of the most incredible feelings I've ever had and by far my biggest win. I dreamed as a little kid to win an Outlaw race," said the Lemoore, CA native.

When asked what it will take to pull off another victory Macedo said, "The Outlaws are the best in the World, so the only way to beat them is to be just as fast, without making any mistakes. I have a great team with Tarlton Racing and an awesome Crew Chief in Paul Baines. As a driver, I just have to minimize mistakes."

Tickets for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at Calistoga Speedway can be purchased online or by calling 844-DIRT-TIX. See the schedule for information on other West Coast Swing events.

For those that can't make it to the races out West, DIRTVision.com will have you covered with LIVE VIDEO from both Silver Dollar and Calistoga Speedway as Macedo and the rest of the California contingency try to steal a win from the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers.

 

 

Donny Schatz Wins His 10th Knoxville Nationals

Knoxville, Iowa - August 12, 2017 - Donny Schatz inherited the lead on lap 22, after race-long leader David Gravel slowed with motor problems, and held off NASCAR star Kyle Larson to win his 10th 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey's General Store. Schatz, who turned 40-years old this week, trails only Steve Kinser (12) in Knoxville Nationals Championships. Larson settled for second with Australian Kerry Madsen rounding out the podium. World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers Shane Stewart and Brad Sweet completed the top five.

Following his perfect qualifying night, David Gravel flexed his muscles early establishing a sizeable advantage over fellow front-row starter, Donny Schatz. Gravel was masterful in lapped traffic and set a torrid pace. Schatz pulled ahead of Gravel on the 12th circuit, but Gravel got back by at the line. Gravel again stretched his lead out before disaster struck on lap 22. The perfect weekend for the Watertown, CT driver came to an end in turn four after losing power in his CJB Motorsports No. 5.

"Something let go on the backstretch and then something let go in turn three and four," a disappointed Gravel said following the race. "We have a fast car. We're going to come back, win some races and kick some ass."

Kerry Madsen assumed second and took his shot at the lead with a massive slide job in turn one to no avail. Schatz, Madsen and Larson attacked the cushion before Terry McCarl brought out a caution with 24 laps in the book. The yellow flag turned red and served as the mandatory fuel stop for the teams.

Following the red, Larson slipped by Madsen while Schatz extended his lead and battled through heavy traffic. "I knew I needed to push the issue. It got pretty hairy a couple of times. The race track had a pretty tricky lip," Schatz said.

Schatz and Larson flirted with danger lap after lap before Larson took his shot in traffic. On the final circuit, Larson tried a bonsai slide job to no avail as he had the best view watching the Tony Stewart Racing No. 15 cross the finish line first.

"I'm thankful I was able to run tonight. I can't think Chip [Ganassi] enough. The months leading up to this event I thought I was going to be able to race Wednesday and that's it," Larson said in the post-race press conference.

For Schatz, it was his 10th Knoxville Nationals Championship in the last 12 years. "It's been a hell of a streak. All the second places I had before I finally won changed the whole dynamic and view of this place for me. I'm fortunate enough to be able to work with the same people for such a long amount of time," a pleased Schatz said.

Donny Schatz will go for his 11th 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals title at the same time, same place next year. Up next for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is a trip to North Dakota for a three-race weekend starting Friday at the River Cities Speedway.

ABBREVIATED RACE RESULTS FROM: 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store

FEATURE 50 Laps: 1. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. (2); 2. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, (9); 3. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (4); 4. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, (10); 5. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, (3); 6. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, (5); 7. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, (19); 8. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, (14); 9. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, (7); 10. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust. (15); 11. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, (17); 12. 13JT, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, N.D. (13); 13. 4, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, (12); 14. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (23); 15. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, (6); 16. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, (21); 17. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, (20); 18. 44, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA, (24); 19. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, CA, (8); 20. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, (18); 21. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT, (1); 22. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, (11); 23. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, (16); 24. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, (22); Lap Leaders: Gravel 1-22, Schatz 23-50; KSE Hard Charger: Aaron Reutzel

 

 

Jason Johnson Sweeps Friday Night's Events at 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals

Schuchart comes from 11th to lock into Saturday's main event

KNOXVILLE, IA - August 11, 2017 - Defending 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals Champion Jason Johnson had two opportunities to lock-in to Saturday Night's finale and took advantage of both them sweeping both the Friday night feature and the SPEED SPORT World Challenge. World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Driver Logan Schuchart, Texas wheelman Aaron Reutzel and California's Cory Eliason also punched their tickets into Saturday night's 50-lap, $150,000 to-win feature Friday night at Knoxville.

Johnson set quick time in his group, won his heat race and dominated the 25-lap Feature. "We came back with confidence after last night. I just needed to hit my marks and do my job," Johnson said. Johnson's win will line him up 17th in tomorrow's 50-lap Feature. When asked about how he will approach the Feature starting further back then last year Johnson said, "It's a mindset difference. Obviously, you want to start on the front row but you just have to sit down with yourself and know it will be a different outcome. The best we could do tonight was win and start 17th tomorrow and we did that."


Jacob Allen started on the pole and led the opening circuit before giving way to Johnson. Allen stayed with Johnson throughout the early portion of the race. A lap four red flag for Lynton Jeffrey bunched the field together, which was exactly what Allen's teammate, Logan Schuchart needed. Schuchart, who originally started 11th, restarted eighth and begun his charge on the bottom of the half-mile. Schuchart worked his way through the field and overtook Eliason for the fourth and final transfer spot. A lap later Schuchart breezed by both his teammate Allen and Reutzel to move into the runner-up position, where he would finish.

Reutzel got by Allen and a lap later Allen hit the inside berm the wrong and allowed Eliason to sneak underneath the #1A off of turn four. 20th starting Chad Kemenah charged his way forward but was unable to get by Eliason for the final spot.

Johnson would go on to win by 4.535 seconds. Schuchart, who locked into his second consecutive Knoxville Nationals Feature, becomes the seventh World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series driver to lock-in to tomorrow's Feature. "We've had a lot of ups and downs this season. I'm happy for my team. We had a lot of confidence coming in for our qualifying night but we blew up. I felt like we had a good shot at it tonight and I'm glad we were able to lock in to the Feature tomorrow," a happy Schuchart said.

Aaron Reutzel and Cory Eliason both qualified for their first Knoxville Nationals A-Main.

Jason Johnson was not done there. He started fourth in the SPEED SPORT World Challenge and passed race-long leader James McFadden on lap seven and never looked back. McFadden settled for second with 14th starting Brad Sweet, Dominic Scelzi and Brian Brown completing the top five.

Saturday night the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals come to an end, concluding with a 50-lap, $150,000 to-win Feature. There will be an E-Main, D-main, C-Main and Last Chance Showdown leading up the finale.

ABBREVIATED RACE RESULTS FROM: FVP Preliminary Night of 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals:

FEATURE (25 Laps): 1. Jason Johnson (2); 2. Logan Schuchart (11); 3. Aaron Reutzel (3); 4. Cory Eliason (4); / 5. Chad Kemenah (20); 6. Spencer Bayston (7); 7. Sheldon Haudenschild (9); 8. Brooke Tatnell (15); 9. Tim Kaeding (12); 10. Sammy Swindell (14); 11. Kraig Kinser (16); 12. Jacob Allen (1); 13. Joey Saldana (5); 14. Brent Marks (10); 15. Bill Balog (21); 16. Brady Bacon (17); 17. Cole Duncan (6); 18. James McFadden (24); 19. Jeff Swindell (8); 20. Jac Haudenschild (22); 21. Scott Bogucki (23); 22. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (18); 23. Dane Lorenc (13); 24. Lynton Jeffrey (19); Lap Leaders: Allen 1, Johnson 2-25; Hard Charger: Kemenah

Flight A: 1. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (27), 15.691; 2. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (13), 16.002; 3. 51, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (28), 16.002; 4. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (21), 16.012; 5. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (6), 16.059; 6. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (16), 16.074; 7. 93, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (3), 16.083; 8. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (35), 16.126; 9. 1, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (30), 16.157; 10. 00, Dane Lorenc, Lancaster, NY (23), 16.159; 11. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (31), 16.181; 12. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (2), 16.221; 13. 99G, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (1), 16.233; 14. 81, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH (10), 16.245; 15. 22, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (18), 16.259; 16. 4X, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (26), 16.264; 17. 3G, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (11), 16.272; 18. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (36), 16.277; 19. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Maroochydore, QLD, Aust. (12), 16.312; 20. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (17), 16.335; 21. 53, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (20), 16.341; 22. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (14), 16.361; 23. 35V, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Au (34), 16.374; 24. 70, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (25), 16.380; 25. 1B, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (29), 16.387; 26. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (32), 16.430; 27. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (33), 16.530; 28. 5J, Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI (15), 16.532; 29. 9X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (9), 16.541; 30. 26, Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA (5), 16.578; 31. 13, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (24), 16.595; 32. 8H, Jason Kendrick, Perth, WA, Aust. (8), 16.597; 33. 9Z, Jared Goerges, Brainerd, MN (4), 16.807; 34. 13V, Seth Brahmer, Norfolk, NE (19), 16.907; 35. 9C, Roger Campbell, Clyde, OH (22), 17.044; 36. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (7), 17.102;

Flight B: 1. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (3), 15.872; 2. 17, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (15), 16.002; 3. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (30), 16.085; 4. 71, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (28), 16.156; 5. 2MM, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (14), 16.170; 6. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (22), 16.196; 7. 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH (31), 16.206; 8. 94, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (7), 16.232; 9. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (10), 16.250; 10. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (23), 16.271; 11. 3S, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (8), 16.274; 12. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (36), 16.298; 13. 1Z, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (33), 16.305; 14. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (21), 16.306; 15. 3, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (11), 16.317; 16. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (1), 16.324; 17. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (2), 16.393; 18. 1X, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (20), 16.400; 19. 67X, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (24), 16.425; 20. 9N, Wade Nygaard, Grand Forks, ND (4), 16.458; 21. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (25), 16.487; 22. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (17), 16.491; 23. 1M, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (5), 16.566; 24. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (13), 16.579; 25. 17M, Max McGhee, Camby, IN (6), 16.580; 26. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (26), 16.627; 27. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (19), 16.701; 28. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (12), 16.827; 29. 19L, Todd King, Sheboygan Falls, WI (35), 16.862; 30. X1, Mason Moore, Chico, CA (18), 16.931; 31. 12W, Josh Walter, Plymouth, WI (16), 16.938; 32. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (9), 16.974; 33. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (34), 17.317; 34. 23W, Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN (32), 17.388; 35. 10V, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (29), 17.600; 36. 83C, Adam Cruea, Troy, OH (27), 17.667;


 

 

Gravel Perfect at Knoxville

Earns Pole for Saturday's 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals Finale

KNOXVILLE, IA - August 10, 2017 - David Gravel became the seventh different driver, and first in 25 years, in the 57-year history of the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals, to complete a perfect score by setting quick time, winning his heat race and winning the feature. Gravel's perfect night will earn him the pole of Saturday's $150,000 to-win Feature alongside nine-time Knoxville Nationals Champion, Donny Schatz.

A first lap incident saw Dominic Scelzi and defending 5-Hour ENERGY Nationals Winner Jason Johnson get together, ultimately ending the latter's evening.

"I don't know exactly what happened, I stepped on the throttle and the car got way loose on me," Johnson said following the evening. "We're going to have to go to work tomorrow. It's obviously not the position we want to be in, but we're thankful for the way format is now to get to run tomorrow."

The melee moved Gravel from his original eighth starting position up a row to sixth. Gravel rocketed off the top of turn two and was third by the completion of the opening circuit. Gravel worked his way to second before a caution for then third place running Brooke Tatnell on lap 10 bunched the field together.


Brian Brown, who fell as far back as seventh, restarted third and passed Gravel for the runner-up position, allowing race-long leader Mark Dobmeier to extend his lead. Gravel found moisture on the bottom of the speedway, passed Brown back and set his sights on the leader. Dobmeier stumbled a bit in lapped traffic and Gravel pounced and took the lead on lap 18 and never looked back. "Clean air is so important these days. It's better to be running second in lapped traffic," Gravel said about his pass for the race lead.

Gravel drove away and completed the perfect night by winning by 3.413 seconds. The perfect score for David Gravel was the first recorded since Steve Kinser did so in 1992, coincidentally the same year Gravel was born. "It's surreal. We're going to enjoy try and enjoy this tonight and end up with a solid finish Saturday," a modest Gravel said in regard to his perfect evening.

Brown settled for second after an adventurous evening that saw him get crossed up on a couple of starts. "After being in the C-main here last year, I had some newfound respect for this place. I am thrilled to start fifth in the feature this year," Brown said following his evening.

Following the qualifying nights, World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers own the top three in points with Gravel, Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet. Daryn Pittman (7th), Shane Stewart (