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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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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
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5
15
14
1A
Jacob Allen
5866
-2260
0
0
3
15
13
Clyde Knipp
5522
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0
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51
Joey Saldana
5046
-3080
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4
11
17
18
Ian Madsen
4510
-3616
1
5
18
18
21
Brian Brown
3598
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11
15
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Kerry Madsen
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Parker Price-Miller
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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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 CraftsmanŽ 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 (10th) and Paul McMahan (12th) are also locked into Saturday's 50-lap finale.

Jason Sides will start third in the Last Chance Showdown on Saturday, while the rest of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers will re-qualify on Friday night to determine their fate for Saturday's program.

ABBREVIATED RACE RESULTS FROM: Toyota Qualifying Night #2 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals
FEATURE (25 Laps): 1. 5 - David Gravel, 2. 21 - Brian Brown, 3. 13JT - Mark Dobmeier, 4. 18 - Ian Madsen, 5. 9 - Daryn Pittman, 6. 24. 41 - Jason Johnson, 7. 24 - Terry McCarl, 8. 29 - Danny Dietrich, 9. 39 - Spencer Bayston, 10. 24T - Rico Abreu, 11. 3K - Tim Kaeding, 12. 17X - Josh Baughman, 13. 44S - Dominic Scelzi, 15. 7S - Jason Sides, 16. 83 - Justin Henderson, 17. 54 - Jack Dover, 18. 10V - Kyle Reinhardt, 19. 1 - Thomas Kennedy, 20. 11K - Kraig Kinser, 21. 44 - Chris Martin, 22. 1Z - Dale Blaney, 23. 55 - Brooke Tatnell, 24. 41 - Jason Johnson.

Qualifying: 1. 5 - David Gravel, 15.072; 2. 83 - Justin Henderson, 15.185; 3. 24 - Terry McCarl, 15.291; 4. 21 - Brian Brown, 15.377; 5. 24R - Rico Abreu, 15.493; 6. 44S - Trey Starks, 15.500; 7. 9 - Daryn Pittman, 15.520; 8. 7S - Jason Sides, 15.543; 9. 41 - Jason Johnson, 15.566; 10. 55 - Brooke Tatnell, 15.575; 11. 81 - Lee Jacobs, 15.589; 12. 7W - Tasker Phillips, 15.606; 13. 2C - Wayne Johnson, 15.626; 14. 19P - Paige Polyak, 15.638; 15. 13JT - Mark Dobmeier, 15.640; 16. 18 - Ian Madsen, 15.649; 17. 3S - Sammy Swindell, 15.667; 18. 10H - Chad Kemenah, 15.721; 19. 71A - R.J. Johnson, 15.722; 20. 3 - James McFaden, 15.759; 21. 1A - Jacob Allen, 15.781; 22. 41S - Dominic Scelzi, 15.785; 23. 15H - Sam Hafertepe Jr. , 15.790; 24. 1X - Don Droud Jr. , 15.791; 25. 29 - Danny Dietrich, 15.795; 26. 39 - Spencer Bayston, 15.808; 27. 10V - Kyle Reinhardt, 15.811; 28. 49J - Josh Schneiderman, 15.832; 29. 12N - Cole Duncan, 15.850; 30. 9Z - Jared Goerges, 15.894; 31. 53 - Jack Dover, 15.906; 32. 17M - Max McGhee, 15.947; 33. 1 - Thomas Kennedy, 16.019; 34. 1Z - Dale Blaney, 16.022; 35. X1 - Mason Moore, 16.047; 36. 00 - Dane Lorenc, 16.057; 37. 44 - Chris Martin, 16.067; 38. 3K - Tim Kaeding, 16.112; 39. 11K - Kraig Kinser, 16.117; 40. 17X - Josh Baughman, 16.133; 41. 99G - Skylar Gee, 16.215; 42. 13V - Seth Brahmer, 16.280; 43. 9N - Wade Nygaard, 16.284; 44. 15M - Bobby Mincer, 16.288; 45. 5J - Jeremy Schultz, 16.325; 46. 23W - Scott Winters, 16.424; 47. 13 - Clyde Knipp, 16.470; 48. W20 - Greg Wilson, 16.496; 49. 19L - Todd King, 16.709; 50. 94 - Jeff Swindell, 17.190; 51. 9C - Roger Campbell, 17.346; 52. 19 - Brent Marks, DQ; 53. 71CC - Robert Bell, NT; 54. 35V - Jamie Veal, NT;

 

 

 


Kyle Larson Continues Dominance on Dirt; Scores Preliminary Win at 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals

Schatz, Sweet atop Wednesday point totals

KNOXVILLE, IA - August 9, 2017 - Kyle Larson continued his dominance in the racing world, convincingly winning the opening night of the 57th Annual 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store. Nine-time Nationals champion and current World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series points leader, Donny Schatz finished second, but ended the night as the high point man and will be in prime starting position come Saturday night.

Kyle Larson's third career Knoxville Raceway win leaves the dirt racing world waiting for the results of a phone call with his NASCAR car owner, Chip Ganassi. Larson, who currently sits third in the Monster Energy NASCAR point standings, has a contract built in that he cannot race the day before a NASCAR event. The Knoxville Nationals finale is Saturday, with NASCAR racing at Michigan the following day.

"I hope he understands how big this event is to me. I think I know what his answer will be," Larson said about his upcoming phone call.

As for the race, Larson started on the pole and won it with a masterful drive through lapped traffic. Knoxville regular Austin McCarl got a good start and led the field down the backstretch before giving way to Larson shortly after. "I could run the bottom decent and once I got up top, I felt like I had a lot of speed," Larson said.

Pennsylvania Posse member, Greg Hodnett, closed in on McCarl for the runner-up position but was overtaken by Schatz before he could do so. Schatz got by McCarl with ease and set his eyes on the California driver as the two raced through lapped traffic. Schatz never closed in enough to make a serious attempt for the lead. "Kyle did a phenomenal job. He moved around when he needed to. We had a very decent night," Schatz said in the post-race press conference. Hodnett settled for third.

Brad Sweet was strong all night and ended the night second in points, "You have to put yourself in position and I think we did a great job of that all night. Coming to the biggest race of the year, we had high expectations. There's still room for improvement, but I feel like we are really close right now."

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers Shane Stewart and Paul McMahan sit sixth and eighth in points, respectively. Sheldon Haudenschild battled motor woes in the Last Chance Showdown, as did Logan Schuchart, who scratched for the evening following hot laps.

The action continues at the Knoxville Raceway Thursday for Night Two of the 57th Annual 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals. Defending Nationals champion, Jason Johnson, and 12-time feature winner with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this season, David Gravel, headline the field. 2016 Knoxville Nationals polesitter Daryn Pittman and 2005 Nationals winner Kraig Kinser will be in action along with Jacob Allen, Greg Wilson, Brent Marks, Clyde Knipp and Jason Sides from the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

ABBREVIATED RACE RESULTS FROM : BRANDT Qualifying Night #1 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals
FEATURE 25 Laps: 1. Kyle Larson (1); 2. Donny Schatz (6); 3. Greg Hodnett (3); 4. Brad Sweet (7); 5. Austin McCarl (2); 6. Kerry Madsen (8); 7. Shane Stewart (5); 8. Paul McMahan (4); 9. Christopher Bell (9); 10. Bill Balog (18); 11. Matt Juhl (10); 12. Tim Shaffer (24); 13. Danny Lasoski (12); 14. Kevin Thomas Jr. (14); 15. Carson Macedo (20); 16. Parker Price-Miller (13); 17. Dusty Zomer (22); 18. Chase Johnson (23); 19. Dustin Selvage (17); 20. Jac Haudenschild (15); 21. Matt Moro (11); 22. Harli White (19); 23. Jake Bubak (16); 24. Lucas Wolfe (21); Lap Leader: Larson 1-25; Hard Charger: Tim Shaffer

 

 

Pittman Scores First Win of 2017 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

 
PEVELY, MO - August 5, 2017 - It's been a long time coming for Daryn Pittman, who secured his first win of the season Friday night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. The 2014 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Champion has had a trying season by his standards. Friday night, he was able to fend off the eight-time and defending Series Champion Donny Schatz, including on a late-race restart with six laps to go.
 
"Man, I needed that. I think this team needed that," a relieved Daryn Pittman said upon exiting his Great Clips No. 9 for his first win of the 2017 season Friday night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.
 
The Craftsman Club Dash draw was four putting Sheldon Haudenschild and Paul McMahan on the front row. Haudenschild and McMahan led laps in the dash before giving way to Pittman on the third circuit.
 
"I'm blessed to be able to drive for Kasey [Kahne]," Pittman said in Victory Lane. "I was on the phone with him all night. He worked on this thing during the week and put in a setup that I would have bet everything in the world would not have worked," Pittman said with a smile. "Thanks to DIRTVision.com for the great coverage so he could watch up in New York."
 
Although Pittman led all 35 laps it was far from an easy victory. Donny Schatz stalked the Owasso, Oklahoma-native for the majority of the race.

 
 
"You get nervous when you're leading, even when it is hard to pass, when that No. 15 car is behind you. He has stolen more than one rubber race away from me pretty late," Pittman said of the eight-time series champion, Schatz.
 
Schatz took a peak to the outside of the Kasey Kahne Racing No. 9 momentarily in turn three, "You got to try something if given the opportunity," the current Series point leader said." All around it's a decent finish. We haven't been in the top three here in a little bit, so I'm glad to get to a good finish."
 
Sheldon Haudenschild came home third, in what was his Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 debut. "I'm happy. I feel like we haven't been on the podium since California," Haudenschild said jokingly. Although it was Sheldon's first visit to Pevely, his crew chief Bonzai and father, Jac, have many laps around the bullring. "Having Bonzai on our team for these tracks I've never been to has been huge," Sheldon, the leading contender for Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, reiterated.
 
Kraig Kinser and Brad Sweet completed the top five. The first twelve drivers across the finish line were World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series regulars, with last year's Ironman 55 winner, Rico Abreu, finishing 13th. Brandon Hanks was the KSE Hard Charger coming from 23rd to 16th aboard his No. 84 machine.
 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Saturday night August 5th for the running of the Ironman 55, which pays $20,000 to win. Grandstands open at 2pm. 

 
Federated Auto Parts Raceway I-55 Race Results
FEATURE (35 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1][$8,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$4,000]; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$2,500]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2][$2,200]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$2,100]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [6][$2,000]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [10][$1,800]; 8. 17-Jac Haudenschild [8][$1,600]; 9. 4-Paul McMahan [7][$1,500]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [12][$1,300]; 11. 19-Brent Marks [17][$1,200]; 12. 5-David Gravel [9][$1,100]; 13. 24-Rico Abreu [13][$1,000]; 14. O5-Brad Loyet [16][$700]; 15. 3-James McFadden [20][$600]; 16. 84-Brandon Hanks [23][$600]; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart [24][$600]; 18. 91-Cale Thomas [11][$600]; 19. 48-Danny Dietrich [18][$600]; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen [21][$600]; 21. 2-Shane Stewart [15][$600]; 22. 3G-Carson Macedo [14][$600]; 23. 17B-Bill Balog [19][$600]; 24. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [22][$600];Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 84-Brandon Hanks[+7]

 
World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Top-20 Standings - August 4, 2017
 

 
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
7600
0
15
42
48
2
49
Brad Sweet
7518
-82
4
41
49
3
5
David Gravel
7472
-128
12
31
47
4
9
Daryn Pittman
7124
-476
1
15
36
5
2
Shane Stewart
7082
-518
4
16
37
6
41
Jason Johnson
6952
-648
2
14
32
7
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
6722
-878
0
9
25
8
11k
Kraig Kinser
6706
-894
1
5
21
9
1S
Logan Schuchart
6566
-1034
4
9
18
10
7S
Jason Sides
6522
-1078
0
8
20
11
19
Brent Marks
6492
-1108
0
1
14
12
4
Paul McMahan
6454
-1146
0
3
15
13
W20
Greg Wilson
6174
-1426
0
5
15
14
1A
Jacob Allen
5482
-2118
0
0
3
15
13
Clyde Knipp
5096
-2504
0
0
0
16
71
Joey Saldana
4956
-2644
0
4
11
17
18
Ian Madsen
4042
-3558
1
5
16
18
21
Brian Brown
3508
-4092
1
11
14
19
2X
Parker Price-Miller
2990
-4610
1
1
4
20
2M
Kerry Madsen
2940
-4660
4
11
17

 
To see full results from Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Click Here

 

 

Three-Peat: David Gravel Wins again at Wilmot Raceway in a thriller

 
By: Tony Veneziano 
 
WILMOT, Wisc. - July 29, 2017 - If it was up to David Gravel he would race at Wilmot Raceway every week if he could. At least that's what he jokingly said after winning for the third time in the same number of starts with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Wilmot on Saturday night in the Badger 40. Gravel remains undefeated in three starts with the Outlaws at the third-mile in Southern Wisconsin.
 
Gravel used some late race heroics for the second straight night to take the lead with just two laps remaining en route to a thrilling win over Shane Stewart. That pair traded the lead four times officially, but unofficially swapped the lead numerous times in the late-going, with Gravel running the top of the track and Stewart a little lower.
 
"It's been awesome racing here," said Gravel. "Wisconsin is great. It doesn't matter if we are at Beaver Dam (Raceway) or Cedar Lake (Speedway), the stands are always packed. They are just as good as Pennsylvania fans. It was racing with Shane. We both raced real hard."
 
Gravel led on three separate occasions on Saturday night for a total of five laps, but for the second straight night, he led the most important one, the white flag lap. Gravel took the lead for the first time on lap-29 when Brad Sweet made contact with an infield tire, which dropped him from the point to third. Shane Stewart also moved up a spot at that point in time.
 
Stewart took the top spot on the very next lap and would remain out front for six circuits. Gravel got back by on lap-36 and was out front for two laps, before Stewart took the lead again on lap 38. Gravel moved back to the lead on lap-39 and paced the final two laps to secure his 12th win of the season.
 
"I think I may have been to patient and Shane (Stewart) got by us," shared Gravel. "Luckily Brad (Sweet) got into the infield tire and that gave us track position. I know we had a really good car. The track was awesome. The bottom was good and so was the top. It was even. The curb got out there really gnarly at the end and bit me a couple of times, but I knew that was the fastest place. I just had to play Russian roulette with the curb those last few laps and it worked out."
 
Stewart started fourth and was up to third on the second lap and kept pace with Sweet and Gravel in the early going. With six laps to go the caution flag flew, which set up one final double-file restart with Stewart choosing the low side and Gravel up top. Following that unfurling of the green flag, the duo waged war, trading the lead at both ends of the track a number of times.
 
"It was exciting," said Stewart. "I honestly felt like I drove a little too cautious there at the end. I was trying to block him and hit my lines. That team has been really, really good here lately and we were close. We were a lot closer than we have been lately. My guys continue to work crazy hours to make sure the car is ready each and every night. We just came up a little short tonight, but it was a fun race.
 
Stewart ran among the top-three for just about the duration of the 40-lap race. Late in the race, Stewart seemed to have an advantage on the lows sides of turns one and two, with Gravel getting the upper hand on the top side of turns three and four.
 
"I think that race could have gone anyway," noted Stewart. "Obviously the little issue Brad had with the infield tire made it a lot more interesting. We'll keep on digging and hopefully we can click off a few more wins before the Knoxville Nationals."
 
Sweet took the lead on the opening lap in turns one and two from Paul McMahan, who started on the pole. He was just about to get to lapped traffic, when the first caution flag of the night flew on the eighth lap. Sweet chose the low line for the ensuing double file restart, with Gravel moving up to second and taking a peek for the lead on the high side of turn four. Sweet was able to maintain his lead in lapped traffic near the halfway point of the race. Gravel got a good run on Sweet on lap-28, with Sweet getting out of shape on the next lap, after contact with the infield tire in turn two.
 
"I'm tired of making mistakes," said Sweet. "The NAPA guys are giving me a great race car each and every night. We are in contention to win every night. This one tonight is on me. It was driver error. I was trying to get through lapped cars. We were setting a good pace. The car felt great and I didn't really have anything to complain about. Once you make a mistake with these guys they do a great job and Shane was right there. They capitalized on my mistake. I'm just happy it didn't knock the front axle out and end out night."
 
Sweet would end up finishing third, which was his 41st top-five finish of the season, which keeps him tied with eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz for the series lead in that department. Following a caution with just six laps remaining, Sweet was nearly three-wide for the lead with Gravel and Stewart going into turn one as he looked to rebound from the mishap earlier in the race.
 
"We'll take a third and everyone needs to get home and get a break for a minute and regroup," noted Sweet. "We have some of the biggest races coming up. We'll keep our heads up and try o look forward and be positive and try to win some more of these races."
 
Sheldon Haudenschild finished fourth, after lining up on the outside of the fifth row. Schatz worked his way to a fifth-place showing, after starting 13th. Logan Schuchart continued his recent string of strong finished with a sixth-place run. Jason Johnson crossed the line seventh, with McMahan in eighth, Daryn Pittman ninth and Brent Marks 10th.
 
Blake Nimee picked up tonight's KSE Hardcharger award after qualifying for the Badger 40 Feature from the Last Chance Showdown. Nimbee started 24th and finished 14th.
 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action on Friday, August 4 with the Night Before the Ironman at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., followed by the $20,000-to-win Ironman 55 on Saturday, August 5.

 
WILMOT RACEWAY ABBREVIATED RESULTS:

 
FEATURE (40 Laps): 1. 5-David Gravel [3][$10,000]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [4][$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$3,200]; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [12][$2,800]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [13][$2,500]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][$2,300]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson [5][$2,200]; 8. 4-Paul McMahan [1][$2,100]; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman [9][$2,050]; 10. 19-Brent Marks [7][$2,000]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [17][$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [10][$1,200]; 13. W20-Greg Wilson [15][$1,100]; 14. 79-Blake Nimee [24][$1,050]; 15. 17B-Bill Balog [6][$1,000]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [23][$900]; 17. 64-Scott Thiel [8][$800]; 18. 65-Jordon Goldesberry [22][$800]; 19. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [18][$800]; 20. 17-Jac Haudenschild [16][$800]; 21. 3G-Carson Macedo [14][$800]; 22. 29-Joey Moughan [20][$800]; 23. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [19][$800]; 24. 23-Russel Borland [21][$800]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-28; David Gravel 29, 36-37, 39-40; Shane Stewart 30-35, 38; KSE Hard Charger Award: 79-Blake Nimee[+10]

 

 

Patience Pays Off: David Gravel wins at Hartford Speedway

By: Tony Veneziano

 
HARTFORD, Mich. - July 29, 2017 - Patience was certainly a must on Friday night in the Battle of Michigan for the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series. David Gravel showed the patience of a true veteran, enduring five cautions and one red flag period en route to winning at the re-configured Hartford Speedway.
 
Gravel, who started third, was able to get by Brad Sweet in lapped traffic with just three laps remaining, after erasing a sizeable lead that Sweet had as the laps wound down in the 30-lapper. For Gravel, it was his 11th win of the season for the CJB Motorsports team. He credited the changes his team made during a lap-17 open red flag to helping him reach victory lane.
 
"I think it was better running second," said Gravel. "It was a lot of fun. We raced real hard, even with how slick it was. It was very technical out there. We had the red flag and I think we made the car better during it. We were really tight, but you needed to be on a slick track like this. Thanks to my guys for busting their butts and I'm happy we could get another one."
 
Brad Sweet jumped out to the lead on the start, after lining up on the outside of the front row. He paced the field for the first eight laps, with Gravel taking the lead on the top side of turn two. Sweet returned to the point on a lap-11 restart using the high groove. Gravel ran side-by-side with Sweet through three and four with four laps to go and took the top spot on the very next lap.
 
"When I was second, I had a really good restart and got the lead," explained Gravel. "Then when I was leading, I lost the lead on a restart, so they went both ways tonight. It was tough to get going on the starts. You kind of had to ease on the throttle on the straightaway to get into turn one."
 
Sweet, who led 25 total laps in the 30-lapper, finished second to earn his 40th top-five finish of the season, which is tied for the series lead in that category with eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz.
 
"I got a little free at the end and just didn't cover the lines well enough in traffic," said Sweet. "I got to the first lapped car and we just weren't good enough to pass him. If I could have moved around, I think I could have held David (Gravel) off. It just got super technical and line-sensitive. I just made too many mistakes and gave the race away late. We'll keep fighting and hopefully we can get this NAPA Auto Parts car to victory lane where it belongs. The car is good enough to win, we just need to make it happen."
 
Logan Schuchart followed up a win earlier this week at Ohsweken Speedway in Canada with a third-place finish. The Pennsylvania native battled for a large portion of the race with Gravel, while the eventual winner was running second. Since debuting a new car, the driver of the No. 1S for Shark Racing hasn't finished off the podium.
 
"We wanted a better car about a month ago," said Schuchart. "The one we were running was worn out. This one is brand new and has a first and a third. I can't say enough about the guys who put this car on the race track. It was a fast race car when we got it and its rolling good. This is a good time of the year to be rolling good and be fast. We just have to keep it up and make the right changes at the right times."
 
Brent Marks, one of the contenders for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, finished a season-best fourth at Hartford Speedway. For the Pennsylvania native, it was his first top-five finish of the season.
 
Kraig Kinser crossed the line fifth, with Donny Schatz sixth. Daryn Pittman recovered from a trip to the work area on the 11th lap to weave his way back through the field to finish seventh. Sheldon Haudenschild was eighth with fellow Ohioan Greg Wilson ninth. Wilson was the KSE Hard Charger, after taking a provisional to start 25th. Shane Stewart rounded out the top-10.
 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action on Saturday, July 29 at Wilmot Raceway in Wisconsin for the running of the Badger 40.

 
HARTFORD SPEEDWAY ABBREVIATED RESULTS:

 
FEATURE (30 Laps): 1. 5-David Gravel [3][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$3,200]; 4. 19-Brent Marks [15][$2,800]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [12][$2,300]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [10][$2,200]; 8. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [9][$2,100]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [25][$1,250]; 10. 2-Shane Stewart [1][$2,000]; 11. 41-Jason Johnson [6][$1,500]; 12. 3G-Carson Macedo [19][$1,200]; 13. 71-Joey Saldana [16][$1,100]; 14. 17M-Max McGhee [21][$1,050]; 15. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [11][$1,000]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [4][$900]; 17. 17-Jac Haudenschild [13][$800]; 18. 16-Ryan Ruhl [14][$800]; 19. 4-Paul McMahan [5][$800]; 20. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [23][$800]; 21. 7J-Joe Swanson [22][$800]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [18][$800]; 23. 5B-Chad Blonde [17][$800]; 24. 13-Clyde Knipp [20][$800]; 25. 10S-Jason Steinebach [24][$800], Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-8, 11-27; David Gravel 9-10, 28-30, KSE Hard Charger Award: W20-Greg Wilson[+16]

 

 
Unofficial World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

 
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
7314
0
15
40
46
2
49
Brad Sweet
7234
-80
4
39
47
3
5
David Gravel
7196
-118
11
30
46
4
9
Daryn Pittman
6842
-472
0
14
34
5
2
Shane Stewart
6828
-486
4
15
36
6
41
Jason Johnson
6678
-636
2
14
30
7
11k
Kraig Kinser
6436
-878
1
4
20
8
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
6436
-878
0
7
23
9
1S
Logan Schuchart
6312
-1002
4
9
17
10
7S
Jason Sides
6266
-1048
0
8
19
11
19
Brent Marks
6234
-1080
0
1
13
12
4
Paul McMahan
6188
-1126
0
3
13
13
W20
Greg Wilson
5914
-1400
0
5
14
14
1A
Jacob Allen
5254
-2060
0
0
3
15
71
Joey Saldana
4956
-2358
0
4
11
16
13
Clyde Knipp
4916
-2398
0
0
0
17
18
Ian Madsen
4042
-3272
1
5
16
18
21
Brian Brown
3508
-3806
1
11
14
19
2X
Parker Price-Miller
2990
-4324
1
1
4
20
2M
Kerry Madsen
2940
-4374
4
11
17
 

 

Logan Schuchart Takes a Bite Out of Schatz for Win at Ohsweken


 
Schuchart Earns First Career Victory in Canada

 
OHSWEKEN, ON, CAN - July 25, 2017 - Logan Schuchart hunted down Donny Schatz in heavy lapped traffic and then dominated the second half of the Six Nations Showdown at Ohsweken Speedway for his fourth World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series win of 2017 on Tuesday night.
 
The victory was a much-needed confidence boost for Schuchart and his Shark Racing team who had struggled of late. The slick Ohsweken surface was exactly to the liking of the Hanover, Pa. native in the Outlaws only visit to Canada this season.
 
"I love these type of racetracks, not just because we ran well on it tonight. I love slick racetracks," Schuchart said in Victory Lane. "I love when you have to drive the car straight and smooth. I feel like it makes it fun. Obviously if you're not running good it's not fun, but if you can glide around the racetrack, be smooth and have forward drive, it's fun."
 
Schuchart had all of those ingredients at Ohsweken. While Schatz grabbed an early lead from the pole and drove away from the majority of the field, Schuchart was the only driver able to keep pace. The top duo wandered into heavy lapped traffic by lap nine and as Schatz was forced to give up his preferred line on the bottom to move past a slower car, Schuchart capitalized when he found room on the bottom of turn two and down the backstretch to take the lead.
 
"I was having trouble catching Donny when we were in an open run," Schuchart admitted. "It wasn't until we got to lapped traffic, I felt like, that some lapped cars made him go where he didn't want to. I could just move around a little bit more than he could and go through the middle. When some lapped cars took his line away, I just felt like I was able to get the forward drive off the corners to get by him."
 
One lap after Schuchart took the lead, the caution flag waved for Sheldon Haudenschild, who suffered a flat right-rear tire. He made the repairs in the work area and returned to the rear of the field. Schuchart held the point on the lap nine restart while Greg Wilson and Kyle Larson battled tooth and nail for the third spot.
 
Schuchart led the top-five into traffic again on lap 16 of the 30-lap main event, but was able to run the bottom the lane the whole time to continue pulling away from Schatz. His advantage with 10 laps to go was 2.6 seconds but grew each lap until he achieved the eventual 5.984-second margin of victory.
 
Schatz was openly disappointed he was not able to capitalize on his pole starting position to claim his 16th win of the season. His runner-up finish was his 40th top-five finish of the season.
 
"We got beat," Schatz stated bluntly. "Logan was really good. He could go all over. Obviously, we got to traffic and you have to move around. We did that a little bit and he found the better groove. Those guys rolled pretty good and I couldn't stay down there very well. I had to roll the middle and do what I could. These guys did a great job, Logan was just that good tonight."
 
Schuchart was ecstatic to score his fourth Outlaw win of the season and to beat the current Series point leader to achieve the feat.
 
"Anytime you can beat Donny Schatz on any type of racetrack, but especially a slick racetrack, it's saying something," Schuchart said. "We've had a car for a while that's given us some trouble and this is the first night on this new XXX (chassis) and it was hooked up on this slick surface. I felt like it was just gliding around the racetrack and I was just guiding it."
 
Wilson rounded out the podium finishers after holding off Kyle Larson in the second half of the race. It was Wilson's fifth top-five finish of the season on a surface he raved about in his post-race interview.
 
"We've been struggling pretty bad lately, so I can't thank the folks at Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Alloy and Weikel Sportswear for staying with us," Wilson said. "This is always an amazing show. (Track Owner) Glenn (Styres) and the whole crew gave us an excellent racetrack. It's fun. I wish some other tracks in the country would take a look at this. I realize we're not going 100mph, but there's racing all over the racetrack and that's what it's about."
 
Larson settled for a fourth-place finish and 19-year-old Dylan Westbrook, who was making his first career Outlaw start in his first night with a 410ci motor, rounded out the top-five after starting 16th. Jacob Allen was the KSE Hard Charger award winner after he advanced 13 positions from 24th to 11th.
 
Brad Sweet was the night's fast qualifier with a lap of 12.280 seconds. Sweet, Schuchart, Larson and Wilson all won heat races in some of the most thrilling qualifying action all season. Schatz won the Craftsman Club Dash from the pole, but had to take the lead back from Brent Marks midway through the race to gain the pole. Kraig Kinser came out on top of a three-car battle for the lead with Jared Zimbardi and Steve Lyons to win the Last Chance Showdown.
 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series now has two days off before returning to competition for the Battle of Michigan at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, MI on Friday, July 28. The Outlaws will see the track's new 3/8-mile configuration for the first time. For additional event information, including advanced reserved ticket purchases, visit www.slspromotions.com.
 
Ohsweken Speedway Notebook
 
Feature (30 Laps) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$5,500]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [5][$3,200]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [7][$2,800]; 5. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [16][$2,500]; 6. 5-David Gravel [12][$2,300]; 7. 18-Ryan Susice [17][$2,200]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [8][$2,100]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [21][$2,050]; 10. 67X-Parker Price-Miller [9][$2,000]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [24][$1,500]; 12. 9-Daryn Pittman [4][$1,200]; 13. 19-Brent Marks [2][$1,100]; 14. 9X-Steve Lyons [23][$1,050]; 15. 2-Shane Stewart [10][$1,000]; 16. O-Max Johnston [6][$900]; 17. 87-Jason Barney [14][$800]; 18. 10-Mitch Brown [15][$800]; 19. 4-Paul McMahan [19][$800]; 20. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [20][$800]; 21. 7S-Jason Sides [18][$800]; 22. OO-Dane Lorenc [11][$800]; 23. 35-Jared Zimbardi [22][$800]; 24. 13-Clyde Knipp [13][$800]. Lap Leaders:Donny Schatz 1-8. Logan Schuchart 9-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1A-Jacob Allen[+13]

 
For complete results from the Six Nations Showdown at Ohsweken Speedway, click here.
 
CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Clyde Knipp; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Ryan Susice; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Super Flow ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Brent Marks, Logan Schuchart, Daryn Pittman, Greg Wilson, Brad Sweet; Craftsman/Sears: Max Johnston; KSE Hard Charger: Jacob Allen; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Logan Shuchart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Sides.

 
SEASON WINNERS
  • Donny Schatz - 15 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, LoneStar Speedway on March 3, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 10, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 18, Missouri State Fair Speedway on May 5, 81 Speedway on May 6, Eldora Speedway May 13, Knoxville Raceway on June 10, Granite City on June 20, Dirt Oval at Route 66 on June 27, Dakota State Fair Speedway on July 1, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Lernerville Speedway on July 18)
  • David Gravel - 10 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 17, Placerville Speedway on March 29, Perris Auto Speedway on April 1, Gator Motorplex on April 13, Plymouth Speedway on April 28, Lincoln Speedway on May 17, Williams Grove on May 19, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, River Cities Speedway on June 16, Attica Raceway Park on July 11)
  • Brad Sweet - 4 (Stockton Dirt Track on March 25, Devil's Bowl on April 15, Jackson Motorplex on June 3, Knoxville Raceway on June 9)
  • Shane Stewart - 4 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 29, West Liberty Raceway on June 23, Beaver Dam Raceway on June 24)
  • Kerry Madsen - 4 (Jackson Motorplex on June 2, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 7, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 8, Eldora Speedway on July 13)
  • Logan Schuchart - 4 (Keller Auto Speedway on March 31, Eldora Speedway on May 12, Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, Ohsweken Speedway on July 25)
  • Jason Johnson - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17, Devil's Bowl on April 14)
  • Brian Brown - 1 (Cocopah Speedway on April 7)
  • Rico Abreu - 1 (Arizona Speedway on April 8)
  • Parker Price-Miller - 1 (Tri-State Speedway on May 14)
  • Ian Madsen - 1 (Jackson Motorplex on June 1)
  • Kyle Larson - 1 (Eagle Raceway on June 13)
  • Kraig Kinser - 1 (Deer Creek Speedway on July 6)
  • Christopher Bell - 1 (Eldora Speedway on July 14)
  • Brock Zearfoss - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on July 21)

 

 

Zearfoss Scores First Career Series Win
and First Posse Win of the Season

 
MECHANICSBURG, PA - July 21, 2017 - Jonestown, PA-native Brock Zearfoss scored his first career World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series win during the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals opener, ringing in the first Posse win of the season in the ongoing Outlaws versus Pennsylvania Posse battle. David Gravel came in second after a strong battle for the lead with Lance Dewease, who ultimately went into the wall and flipped with nine laps to go. Defending Champion Donny Schatz completed the podium.

"How many times do you get to win an Outlaw race?" asked Zearfoss from Victory Lane. "This first time, I don't even know what to say. I'm sick to my stomach; I'm that excited. You know, this is just a dream come true."

Zearfoss's first Outlaws race behind the wheel of Aaron Long's No. 58 car last May didn't go quite so well. He didn't make the Feature.

"We debuted this deal at the first Outlaw race, and we weren't good at all. To go from not making the show to standing on the front stretch of an Outlaw show, that's just saying something about these guys."

The Feature started with Lance Dewease on the pole after a full-field Craftsman Club Dash inversion (eight) worked in his favor. Last year's champion, Daryn Pittman, started beside him and managed to steal the lead in lap one, but Dewease would take it back and go on to lead the next 15 laps.

Meanwhile, behind him Zearfoss battled his way past Schatz and Pittman to second with Gravel on his tail.

While spectators' attentions were focused keenly on the five-car battle in front, Danny Dietrich and Sheldon Haudenschild got into each other entering lap 17 outside turn one, forcing a restart that would allow Gravel to charge past Zearfoss on the frontstretch before throwing a slider at Dewease. Trying to hold off Gravel, the leader jumped the cushion, fumbled, and flipped several times inside turn two.

To the tune of an outraged crowd, a double-file restart was called according to Series rules when the caution is not a result of contact between cars. Despite video replays showing no contact between the GoMuddy.com No. 5 and the Schanauer Plumbing No. 69K, Posse supporters expressed their discontent and disbelief.

"I know I never touched him," argued Gravel. "Lance probably had a pretty tight race car and flipped over in the curb. I honestly didn't want to slide him. I checked up. I thought, he doesn't get back around me, but he obviously got stumbled up in the curb. That's what happened, and then I had to work really hard to get back to second. I feel like we had the best car but finished second."

Zearfoss and Gravel were to lead the field, but officials called a jump start on Gravel after Zearfoss stumbled and slowed, sending Gravel back a row and putting Schatz beside Zearfoss for another restart.

"This motor was stumbling all night," said Zearfoss. "I got it to go a couple of times, but obviously that one time David [Gravel] actually didn't jump me, but it just didn't go. I kind of got lucky there. Got it to go for Schatz and didn't want to see another caution because I wasn't sure if I could do it again. Luckily I got a good jump on him on that last restart and held him off. Tell you what, I was either going out of the park or I was winning this bitch."

And win he did, with Gravel battling his way back to second after a few exchanged with Schatz.

"Brock Zearfoss is a good friend of mine, and I'm happy he won his first Outlaw show," said Gravel. "We'll take second tonight. Me and Donny [Schatz] raced really really hard there. Just good hard racing."

The Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals continue tomorrow at Williams Grove Speedway before the Series heads for Ransomville, NY for The Big "R" Outlaw Shootout on Sunday.
 

 
ABBREVIATED RESULTS FROM WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY

Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 58-Brock Zearfoss [4][$8,000]; 2. 5-David Gravel [5][$4,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$2,500]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$2,200]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [2][$2,100]; 6. 21-Brian Montieth [20][$2,000]; 7. 25-Aaron Ott [9][$1,800]; 8. 11-T.J. Stutts [10][$1,600]; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer [23][$1,500]; 10. 27-Greg Hodnett [16][$1,300]; 11. 24-Lucas Wolfe [11][$1,200]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [14][$1,100]; 13. 44-Trey Starks [6][$1,000]; 14. 17-Jac Haudenschild [24][$700]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [17][$600]; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart [22][$600]; 17. 39M-Anthony Macri [18][$600]; 18. 4-Paul McMahan [15][$600]; 19. 41-Jason Johnson [27][$]; 20. 3H-James McFadden [21][$600]; 21. 69K-Lance Dewease [1][$600]; 22. 48-Danny Dietrich [12][$600]; 23. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [13][$600]; 24. 1-Dale Blaney [8][$600]; 25. 1A-Jacob Allen [19][$600]; 26. 2-Shane Stewart [25][$]; 27. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [26][$]; Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1, Lance Dewease 2-16, Brock Zearfoss 17-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 21-Brian Montieth[+14]

Qualifying Flight-A - 1. 58-Brock Zearfoss, 16.716; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.749; 3. 1-Dale Blaney, 16.752; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.813; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.839; 6. 4-Paul McMahan, 16.881; 7. 25-Aaron Ott, 16.908; 8. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.91; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.953; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.974; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 17.028; 12. 3H-James McFadden, 17.046; 13. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 17.055; 14. 16-Matt Campbell, 17.057; 15. 87-Alan Krimes, 17.111; 16. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 17.189; 17. 41-Jason Johnson, 17.194; 18. 1X-Tim Wagaman, 17.2; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.209; 20. 12W-Troy Fraker, 18.395

Qualifying Flight-B - 1. 5-David Gravel, 16.623; 2. 44-Trey Starks, 16.84; 3. 11-T.J. Stutts, 16.846; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.848; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.906; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.913; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.926; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 17.001; 9. 7S-Jason Sides, 17.011; 10. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.024; 11. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.045; 12. 21-Brian Montieth, 17.053; 13. 44W-Rodney Westhafer, 17.12; 14. 35-Tyler Walker, 17.13; 15. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.233; 16. 39-Cory Haas, 17.307; 17. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.39; 18. 19-Brent Marks, 17.408; 19. 13-Clyde Knipp, 17.682

SEE FULL RESULTS
 

 
 
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
7030
0
15
39
44
2
49
Brad Sweet
6954
-76
4
38
45
3
5
David Gravel
6908
-122
10
29
44
4
9
Daryn Pittman
6580
-450
0
14
33
5
2
Shane Stewart
6578
-452
4
15
35
6
41
Jason Johnson
6460
-570
2
14
30
7
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
6192
-838
0
7
22
8
11k
Kraig Kinser
6164
-866
1
3
18
9
7S
Jason Sides
6040
-990
0
8
19
10
1S
Logan Schuchart
6018
-1012
3
7
15
11
19
Brent Marks
5968
-1062
0
0
12
12
4
Paul McMahan
5964
-1066
0
3
13
13
W20
Greg Wilson
5638
-1392
0
4
12
14
1A
Jacob Allen
5020
-2010
0
0
3
15
71
Joey Saldana
4832
-2198
0
4
11
16
13
Clyde Knipp
4712
-2318
0
0
0
17
18
Ian Madsen
4042
-2988
1
5
16
18
21
Brian Brown
3508
-3522
1
11
14
19
2X
Parker Price-Miller
2972
-4058
1
1
3
20
2M
Kerry Madsen
2828
-4202
4
11
17

 

 

 

Schatz Scores Fifth Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Win; Haundenschild Flips after Leading First 35 Laps

 

SARVER, PA - July 18, 2017 - Eight-time Series Champion and current points leader Donny Schatz scored his fifth Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup win at Lernerville Speedway after a heated battle with Sheldon Haudenschild left the Rookie of the Year contender flipping off the wall on the front stretch outside turn four.

 
"It's been a good week," said Schatz, fresh off his Kings Royal win at Eldora Speedway just last Saturday. "This race team is incredible, what they do. When they get the race car good, you get in that zone, and they fine tune things and just keep making strides and making it better. It's good to have that feeling for sure."

 
Haudenschild dominated the first 35 laps of the 40-lap Feature, jumping to the lead right from the start and leaving pole sitter Daryn Pittman between he and Schatz as he continued to lengthen the distance between them.

 
Meanwhile, Schatz had a rocky start as his front tires lurched up on the front stretch outside turn four in lap three, and he went over the cushion outside turn one in lap nine, causing him to fall back to sixth. But the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver regained some ground before an engine failure on the Shark Racing No. 1s of Logan Schuchart forced a restart in lap 15; and by lap 22, Schatz had his No. 15 Arctic Cat machine back in third again. 

 
Two laps later, Schatz passed Pittman, but Haudenschild was driving hard and still had a good three-second lead on him. 

 
It took the veteran driver another eight laps to gain enough ground to start pushing on the rookie, but on lap 33 the exchanges began. Schatz passed Haudenschild. Haudenschild took it back. Schatz did it again, and again Haudenschild took it back. 

 
A beautiful battle transpired until another caution - this time Brent Marks spinning outside turn four - forced another restart. 

 
With $25,000 on the line, the Feature continued with a single-file restart, Haudenschild at the helm. He did what he had to do and shot out to a strong lead again, but hit the cushion so hard in turn four, he simply ran out of cushion. The No. 93 hit the wall and flipped several times down the front stretch. 

 
"[The cushion] was getting pretty thin," said Schatz from Victory Lane. "In case anyone didn't notice there were crashes. That's why we had that [caution] before [Sheldon] did it. There was two cars sitting there, and the cushion was kind of rolled up over the edge of the track. It just kept getting slower and slower. When it starts slowing down... I guess old age is making me slow down a bit too." 

 
All was quiet when the Open Red was called. But when the Wild Child's child finally got out of his car unharmed, the crowd erupted in applause. And Schatz went on to take the checkers unchallenged, with Pittman and David Gravel rounding out the podium. 

 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series takes on the Pennsylvania Posse at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 21-22 for the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals before heading to Ransomville Speedway for The Big "R" Outlaw Shootout on Sunday, July 23.

 
ABBREVIATED RESULTS FROM LERNERVILLE SPEEDWAY

 
Feature (40 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$25,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1][$7,000]; 3. 5-David Gravel [5][$5,000]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4][$4,000]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8][$3,000]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [11][$2,900]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7][$2,800]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [18][$2,700]; 9. 13D-Danny Dietrich [16][$2,600]; 10. 17X-Carson Macedo [6][$2,500]; 11. 2-Shane Stewart [15][$2,400]; 12. 4-Paul McMahan [20][$2,300]; 13. 1-Dale Blaney [9][$2,200]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [10][$2,100]; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler [17][$2,000]; 16. 17-Jac Haudenschild [14][$1,500]; 17. 98-Carl Bowser [19][$1,300]; 18. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$1,200]; 19. 2M-Kerry Madsen [12][$1,200]; 20. 19-Brent Marks [24][$1,200]; 21. 3H-James McFadden [21][$1,200]; 22. 2AJ-A.J. Flick [25][$]; 23. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13][$1,200]; 24. 24-Lucas Wolfe [23][$1,200]; 25. 7K-Dan Shetler [26][$]; 26. 1A-Jacob Allen [22][$1,200]; Lap Leaders: Sheldon Haudenschild 1-35, Donny Schatz 36-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 41-Jason Johnson[+10]

Qualifying Flight-A - 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.899; 2. 17X-Carson Macedo, 12.946; 3. 5-David Gravel, 12.949; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.983; 5. 1-Dale Blaney, 12.985; 6. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.008; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.016; 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.077; 9. 19-Brent Marks, 13.116; 10. 5K-Adam Kekich, 13.173; 11. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.188; 12. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.222; 13. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.235; 14. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.332; 15. 7K-Dan Shetler, 13.449; 16. 2AJ-A.J. Flick, 13.499; 17. 42-Sye Lynch, 13.725; 18. 76-David Jones, 13.97; 19. 91-Sadie Siegel, 15.367; 20. 4K-William Kiley, 15.645

Qualifying Flight-B - 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.923; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.934; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.95; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.991; 5. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.001; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.029; 7. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 13.046; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.062; 9. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.146; 10. 4-Paul McMahan, 13.157; 11. 3H-James McFadden, 13.274; 12. 13D-Danny Dietrich, 13.291; 13. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 13.309; 14. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.403; 15. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 13.535; 16. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.733; 17. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.743; 18. 23-Darren Pifer, 14.056; 19. O8-Dan Kuriger, NT
 

 

 

 
Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's
1 15 Donny Schatz 6886 0 15 38 43
2 49 Brad Sweet 6812 -74 4 37 44
3 5 David Gravel 6762 -124 10 28 43
4 2 Shane Stewart 6476 -410 4 15 35
5 9 Daryn Pittman 6440 -446 0 13 32
6 41 Jason Johnson 6348 -538 2 14 30
7 93 Sheldon Haudenschild 6088 -798 0 7 22
8 11k Kraig Kinser 6044 -842 1 3 18
9 7S Jason Sides 5914 -972 0 8 19
10 1S Logan Schuchart 5900 -986 3 7 15
11 19 Brent Marks 5878 -1008 0 0 12
12 4 Paul McMahan 5850 -1036 0 3 13
13 W20 Greg Wilson 5548 -1338 0 4 12
14 1A Jacob Allen 4918 -1968 0 0 3
15 71 Joey Saldana 4832 -2054 0 4 11
16 13 Clyde Knipp 4622 -2264 0 0 0
17 18 Ian Madsen 4042 -2844 1 5 16
18 21 Brian Brown 3508 -3378 1 11 14
19 2X Parker Price-Miller 2972 -3914 1 1 3
20 2M Kerry Madsen 2828 -4058 4 11 17

 

 

 

5-Hour Knoxville Nationals Nears

CONCORD, NC - July 17, 2017 - When a race fan hears "Knoxville" one thing immediately comes to mind: the 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals, the largest Sprint Car event held annually at Knoxville Raceway in early August, this year from August 9-12.

The small town of Knoxville that sits 40 miles southeast of the state capitol of Iowa has a population of just over 7,000 people. When the the racing industry descends on this small town, the population nearly triples for what is referred to as the "Super Bowl" of 410 Sprint Car racing at Knoxville Raceway.

"It's the biggest race of the year," said Jason Johnson. "Go along with paying the most money the entire season. You're racing for the biggest prize there is."

The 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals boasts the biggest purse in Sprint Car racing with nearly $1,000,000 in prize money up for grabs throughout the four-day event.

Over the course of the event, from August 9-12, drivers from across the nation come to Knoxville with one goal in mind: to win.

"That's where everyone comes together," added Johnson. "If you're a winged Sprint Car driver, you head off to the Knoxville Nationals. Whether you're the West Coast, East Coast, Outlaws, ASCS, All Stars, everyone comes together that week that drives a winged Sprint Car."

It's not just the best of the best Sprint Car drivers that attend the Nationals, race fans from around the globe head to the middle of the United States to watch the best in the business stake their claim in this crown-jewel event.

"You can go up and down the street, and everyone has their racing t-shirt on," said Logan Schuchart. "And just to see those stands packed with the fireworks going off as the Feature is starting on Saturday, it's a pretty awesome feeling, especially if you can be in the event and be a part of it. It's pretty cool to be around."

Being the biggest Sprint Car race on the planet, all drivers will agree that if you are able to win the 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals, it's a career defining victory.

"It kind of identifies your career as a success," added Johnson, who won the 2016 Knoxville Nationals in a thrilling race over nine-time Nationals winner Donny Schatz. "From this point on, whether we win 100 more races or one more race, having won the Knoxville Nationals is what defines my career."

Entering last year's event, Donny Schatz was looking for his sixth consecutive Nationals win and 10th overall. Over the race's final 25-lap segment, the two drivers traded slide jobs and the lead on several occasions, even making contact at one point. In the end, Johnson was too strong and held on for his first-ever Knoxville Nationals win. Schatz was second, followed by Shane Stewart in third.

"We were one of the 'anybodies', anybody but Schatz," said Johnson. "To become that 'anybody' is what made it so special. Donny Schatz is what made my win at Knoxville Nationals so special. To race and battle with the best in the business in this era. To leave there now and know that you battled with Donny is what makes it so memorable - to know we went head-to-head, elbow-to-elbow with Donny Schatz."

Kraig Kinser also knows what it takes to win the 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals. In 2005 at the young age of 20, Kinser added to the family legacy by winning his first and only Nationals event.

"When I did it I was pretty young," said Kraig Kinser. "I was very, very excited, but the longer I go, the more it sticks with you and becomes more meaningful. It's just cool to get to add your name to the list of drivers that have won that race. It's something all the drivers, crews, owners strive for, to win that race."

Like Kinser, Logan Schuchart would also like to add to his family legacy. In 1990, Schuchart's grandfather Bobby Allen went to Victory Lane at Knoxville. So far during the 2017 season, Schuchart has knocked off some wins at a couple of the bucket-list tracks, including Eldora and Charlotte. Knoxville would fit in nicely on that list.

"It's the Super Bowl of Sprint Car racing," said Logan Schuchart. "I like to think of my grandfather winning in 1990. That's what I grew up thinking about - my Grandpa winning the biggest race of them all. One day I'd like to be there."

The prestige and the legacy surround the event is what makes the Knoxville Nationals so special.

The 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals kicks off on Wednesday, August 9 with preliminary nights running Wednesday through Friday. The finale of the four-day event is Saturday, August 12, where one driver will define his career and become $150,000 richer.

For tickets to the 5 Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals, visit KnoxvilleRaceway.com

 

 

Tough Test: Ironman 55 Separates the Strong from the Weak

Drivers set for physically challenging Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

CONCORD, NC - July 17, 2017 - Drivers and teams look to be the strongest of them all when the Ironman 55 is all said and done. A two-night event on Friday and Saturday, August 4 and 5 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri is the longest Feature event of the year on the 90-plus events schedule for the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series.

Although the Series has been running at the tough bullring since 1987, it was in 2009 that a new challenge at the Pevely, MO track was born: a 55-lap feature event called the Ironman 55, a race that is longer in distance than all other Sprint car races on the schedule.

"It's a long race for a Sprint car," said Rico Abreu, who won last year's Ironman 55. "I'm looking forward to it. I was really fast [at I-55] last year. The thing is, you have to put yourself in position to win the Ironman, starting up front and saving your stuff until the last ten laps. It's so difficult to win these Outlaw races in the last ten laps; that's what makes it really crucial to start up front."

The third-mile oval is one of the highest-banked tracks on the circuits. With cars turning laps in the 10-second bracket, and the extended Feature laps, it's no wonder it's one of the most physically challenging tracks on the circuit.

"It's bullring racing, so you're always on the go, you're never slowing down, your heartrate is always up, so I just work on my breathing and staying focused the entire race," added Abreu. "It's easy getting caught up racing other cars, and we catch traffic and don't know what direction to go."

In addition to the extra laps on Saturday's Feature, the event carries the "Month of Money" into early-August, with an $8,000-to-win Night before the Ironman on Friday and $20,000-to-win Ironman 55 on Saturday's finale. It sure would be a nice little padding in the pocket as teams head into Knoxville for the 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals the following week.

Larson Marks Racing driver Shane Stewart knows what it's like winning at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. Stewart lifted the dumbbell trophy in Victory Lane in 2015.

"It's a fun race. It's one of those races that's in the 'Month of Money' and pay well," said Shane Stewart. "Being a previous winner of that race, once you get that feeling you want to get that feeling again.

One of the special features of the weekend is the fan interaction with the drivers. Just prior to Saturday Night's Feature event, all 24 Feature drivers take a walking parade lap for driver intros around the third-mile oval, stopping and signing autographs along the way.

"The atmosphere is really cool how they do the driver introductions," added Stewart. "I kind of wish we could do more of that at some of our biggest shows."

Who will be the strongest in 2017? Join us for a great weekend of racing to find out. For tickets visit WoOSprint.com/Tickets or call 844-DIRT-TIX.

 

 

 

 

Donny Schatz Dominates 34th Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway


 
Makes History as First Back-to-Back Winner of the Prestigious Event

 
ROSSBURG, OH - July 15, 2017 - Donny Schatz turned in a perfect score card and walked away with a $50,000 check after dominating the 34th annual Kings Royal for the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series at Eldora Speedway on Saturday night. Schatz set fast time in qualifying and then won his heat from the fifth starting position following the traditional Kings Royal heat race inversion.
 
Schatz's win in Heat 1 put him sixth on the starting grid. He wasted no time at all jumping forward. He took the lead from polesitter and Kings Royal rookie Cole Duncan on lap 14 and never looked back. Schatz lead was as big as six seconds and he crossed the finish line 3.966 seconds ahead of teammate Christopher Bell.
 
"I just tried to play it cautious, but I seemed to be a little better than the guys in front of me while I tried to search out and find the right line," Schatz explained of his early race strategy. "I got (to the front) fairly quick. "Brad (Sweet), I didn't know if he would keep getting better, he looked okay. He didn't really slow down, we just seemed to get a little bit better towards the end of the race as the fuel came off. That comes to the three guys that work on this car. They take it with the utmost pride and passion and it's those sort of things that get us in these positions."
 
Schatz took the lead from Duncan and third-starting Brad Sweet followed him to take the second position. From there, Schatz found his way into traffic and seemingly got faster as worked around the slower cars.
 
"I was better in dirty air and that's something this race team works hard on," Schatz said. "It seems like I can get my car to stick when I'm behind somebody else. Why that is, I don't know. I seem to be better in dirty air than I am in open air."
 
The proficiency of Schatz No.15 in traffic left podium finishers Christopher Bell and Sweet a bit befuddled.
 
"It just goes back to car handling," Sweet said. "That really shows your car, how good you are in dirty air. That's where the No.15 tends to shine. Once he got there, we started getting some bad air and the car wasn't feeling as good behind some of those lapped guys and that's when Donny just drove by and that's when I knew we were in trouble."
 
Despite his dominance, Schatz said he never let up or felt he good relax.
 
"I've raced the same way for the last 20 years: the race isn't over until it's over," Schatz said. "You can clearly be the best car some nights and force yourself into a mistake. I probably pushed the issue with a lapped car and I got myself in a spot where I could have been the fence. It's never over until you roll under that checkered flag."
 
Bell put on a show on his own as he raced from the 20th starting spot after he qualified into the race as one of the two-fastest qualifiers who did transfer to the Feature from the heat races. The starting position wasn't too much of a hindrance to Bell, other than to track down Schatz at the end of the caution-free race.
 
"That was a ton of fun running up there right around the fence," Bell said following the race. "For me, I was just trying to run smart and take my time. I knew I had a really good car. Looking back at it, if I had known it was going to go green to checkered, I probably could have made a couple more moves to get through the field faster to give me more time to run down Donny. To come from 20th to second on a green to checkered race is something that I'm pretty proud of."
 
The Norman, OK driver suffered damage to his car's no wing when he hit Jac Haudenschild ,who was a lapped car, in the rear bumper in turn two in turn two while in the rear bumper with less than two laps to go,. The damage, however, didn't seem to inhibit Bell at all.
 
"I don't think it really mattered," Bell said of the damage. "I was worried about it when it first happened. It hurt me whenever I was in dirty air because the nose kept coming up, but as far as running by myself, I don't think it really affected me."
 
The Tony Stewart/Curb Agajanian Racing teammates raced to their second straight 1-2 finish. Sweet was a strong third-place finishers and was on the podium for the third straight night at Eldrora. Still, Sweet feels like his team can find another gear.
 
"We have a lot of consistency in our car, just some of these races we haven't hit it exactly right for the main event," Sweet said. "Donny was just a good bit better. He just drove by us and checked out. I searched around on the racetrack and just never found a spot where it was super good. I think we kind of know where we missed it. There's a lot of human element in decision-making before these races and you have to make the right decisions if you want to win them. We'll learn from this and try to keep getting better."
 
After claiming the VP Racing Fuels checkered flag, Schatz was crowned King Donny the 34th in traditional Kings Royal Victory Lane. This year, the King of the Outlaws and original Kings Royal winner Steve Kinser, presented Schatz with his winning crown.
 
"I think more than anything, this probably isn't going to happen a whole lot that I'm going to get to stand next to the real King," Schatz said of Kinser. "That means a lot to me. He's always been a hero, he's been the ambassador of our sport, he's the best thing our sport's ever seen. I'm damn proud to stand next to that guy tonight."
 
Schatz refused to acknowledge his new accomplishment as the first back-to-back winner of the Kings Royal. Instead, Schatz is happy he becomes a statistical footnote.
 
"Anytime you can do anything that Steve Kinser hasn't done is incredible," Schatz said of his victory.  
 
Earlier in the night, Schatz set quick time with a lap of 13.197 seconds, identical to Kerry Madsen's quick time in Hot Laps. Schatz then used a late restart in Heat 1 to take the lead and claim the sixth-starting spot in the Feature. Tim Shaffer, Sheldon Haudsenchild, Jac Haudenchild, Brad Sweet and Cole Duncan all won earlier qualifying heats. Clyde Knipp earned the C-Main win while David Gravel made a last lap pass to edge Shane Stewart for a win in the Last Chance Showdown.
 
Despite Bell passing 18 cars to finish second, Ryan Smith took home the KSE Hard Charger award as he advanced from 24th to 5th behind Duncan, who finished fourth in his first-ever Kings Royal start.
 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series now continues its travel back east with a stop of Lernverville Speedway in Sarver, PA on July 18 for the $20,000-to-win Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup. For additional event information, click here.
 
Eldora Speedway Kings Royal Notebook
 
Feature (40 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$50,000]; 2. 14-Christopher Bell [20][$20,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$15,000]; 4. 12N-Cole Duncan [1][$12,500]; 5. O7-Ryan Smith [24][$10,000]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [7][$7,500]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8][$6,500]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [14][$6,000]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [17][$5,500]; 10. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [4][$5,000]; 11. 24-Rico Abreu [13][$4,750]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$4,500]; 13. 2M-Kerry Madsen [9][$4,000]; 14. 18-Ian Madsen [23][$3,750]; 15. 2-Shane Stewart [22][$3,500]; 16. 71-Joey Saldana [15][$3,450]; 17. 5-David Gravel [21][$3,400]; 18. 21-Brian Brown [11][$3,350]; 19. 39-Sammy Swindell [18][$3,300]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [19][$3,250]; 21. 3H-James McFadden [12][$3,200]; 22. 17-Jac Haudenschild [3][$3,150]; 23. 19-Brent Marks [16][$3,100]; 24. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5][$3,000]. Lap Leaders: Cole Duncan 1-13, Donny Schatz 14-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 07-Ryan Smith[+19]
 
For complete results from the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway, click here.
 
CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Brent Marks; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Sheldon Haudenschild; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Super Flow ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; KSE Hard Charger: Ryan Smith; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Sides; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): James McFadden.
 
SEASON WINNERS
  • Donny Schatz - 14 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, LoneStar Speedway on March 3, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 10, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 18, Missouri State Fair Speedway on May 5, 81 Speedway on May 6, Eldora Speedway May 13, Knoxville Raceway on June 10, Granite City on June 20, Dirt Oval at Route 66 on June 27, Dakota State Fair Speedway on July 1, Eldora Speedway on July 15)
  • David Gravel - 10 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 17, Placerville Speedway on March 29, Perris Auto Speedway on April 1, Gator Motorplex on April 13, Plymouth Speedway on April 28, Lincoln Speedway on May 17, Williams Grove on May 19, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, River Cities Speedway on June 16, Attica Raceway Park on July 11)
  • Brad Sweet - 4 (Stockton Dirt Track on March 25, Devil's Bowl on April 15, Jackson Motorplex on June 3, Knoxville Raceway on June 9)
  • Shane Stewart - 4 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 29, West Liberty Raceway on June 23, Beaver Dam Raceway on June 24)
  • Kerry Madsen - 4 (Jackson Motorplex on June 2, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 7, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 8, Eldora Speedway on July 13)
  • Logan Schuchart - 3 (Keller Auto Speedway on March 31, Eldora Speedway on May 12, Charlotte on May 26)
  • Jason Johnson - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17, Devil's Bowl on April 14)
  • Brian Brown - 1 (Cocopah Speedway on April 7)
  • Rico Abreu - 1 (Arizona Speedway on April 8)
  • Parker Price-Miller - 1 (Tri-State Speedway on May 14)
  • Ian Madsen - 1 (Jackson Motorplex on June 1)
  • Kyle Larson - 1 (Eagle Raceway on June 13)
  • Kraig Kinser - 1 (Deer Creek Speedway on July 6)
  • Christopher Bell - 1 (Eldora Speedway on July 14)
 

 

Bell Gets Knighted


 
Christopher Bell Outduels Teammate Donny Schatz to Win The Knight Before the Kings Royal at Eldora

 
ROSSBURG, OH - July 14, 2017 - Christopher Bell took the lead from Brad Sweet in turn three and then held off a surging Donny Schatz on a restart with nine laps to go to win the Knight Before the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway on Friday night. Bell, who lined up for the 30-lap main event in third, had to be perfect on the race's only restart with less than 10 laps to go as the eight-time Outlaw Champion threw everything he had at the 22-year-old Norman, OK native who was driving the No.14 Tony Stewart Racing-Curb/Agajanian entry.
 
"It's a dream come true," Bell said following the victory. "To be able to drive for Tony (Stewart) is a dream come true, to win at Eldora on Kings Royal weekend with the Outlaws, I'm just speechless. I've had a lot of good runs here at the Kings Royal. I think I've been in the top three the last couple of years whenever I've crashed. So, to be able to finally win one was really special. Tonight was only 30 laps and we have 40 of them tomorrow."
 
At the drop of the green flag, it was outside pole starter Brad Sweet who jumped out to an early advantage. Behind Sweet, Bell engaged in a thrilling battle with polesitter Brian Brown for the third position in the opening laps.
 
Sweet's lead quickly expanded to 1.9 seconds over Bell, but evaporated just as fast when he struggled to navigate through a sea of slower traffic. Bell saw his opportunity on lap 10 and seized it as he drove by Sweet entering turn three and claimed the point.
 
From there, Bell found himself racing against the cushion, which was nearly against the outside retaining wall, all the way around the racetrack. At the halfway points, his gap was 1.3 seconds over Sweet and Ian Madsen with Schatz running in third.
 
A few short laps later, Schatz began to make his move forward as he got by Madsen and then Sweet to take second on lap 20.
 
The only caution of the race came on lap 21 for a stopped Sheldon Haudenschild in turn two and reset the battle upfront with a double-file restart. Bell chose the bottom lane for the restart despite running the high outside groove up to that point.
 
"The only reason I did it was because I got beat when I started on the top in the heat race," Bell said. "I watched the heat races and every time the bottom was able to get the jump. I felt like either or would work, but I felt I was more vulnerable if I took the top."
 
Despite losing his advantage, Bell felt the caution actually played to his advantage.
 
"I think the caution helped me out big time because I was struggling in lapped traffic," Bell explained. "I knew I needed to get my wing back and I had just reached for the lever when the yellow came out.
 
Bell's choice worked as it put him in the catbird seat to drive to the top lane in turns one and two, but prevented Schatz from attempting a slide job in turns one and two. Schatz poked inside Bell on the bottom in turns three and four and then pulled even for a half lap. Bell maintained his momentum enough in turn two to carry the lead down the backstretch on lap 22 and he dropped to the bottom to take away Schatz's lane.
 
"At the time, I didn't know the bottom was where I needed to be," Bell said. "I got my wing back and went to the top and was pretty good in one and two. Then, Donny got back beside me off of four and I felt like I hit a pretty good corner, so it was at that point that I knew I needed to change my line in three and four. Luckily I was able to get the momentum again in one and two to drop down in front of him."
 
Schatz felt he may have shown Bell the preferred line a little bit early, but also suggested he didn't have much choice in his bid for the win.
 
"You just have to go where he's not and that's where I was better anyways," Schatz said. "He stayed up there and we ran side-by-side for a lap there. It forced him to move his lane and maybe I was a little too nice. Maybe I should have bulldozed him in there, but that's not me."
 
Over the final five laps, Bell found some lapped traffic and navigated the chaos with finer precision was able to drive to the checkered flag 0.591 seconds ahead of Schatz's No.15. The win was a sure confidence boost for Bell entering tomorrow's $50,000-to-win 34th annual Kings Royal.
 
"This place is my favorite racetrack in the world," Bell said. "I've had a lot of success here and a lot of hard luck, some of it self-inflicted. I've been able to win here in a Midget, a Silver Crown car, a 360 Winged Sprint, and now with the Outlaws, and a Truck too. It's been really good to me the last couple of years. I'm excited to try and get a big win tomorrow."
 
Bell will be looking to use his momentum from Friday's win to avenge a DNF in last year's Kings Royal when he flipped against the turn four wall while running second. Despite the strong run in The Knight Before, Bell was cautiously optimistic for Saturday's main event.
 
"I felt really, really confident coming in here and then yesterday we just struggled," said Bell, who failed to qualify for Thursday's Jokers Wild Feature. " For some reason, we just didn't have the speed. They worked really hard and (crew chief) Jimmy Car made some adjustments. I don't feel like we have enough speed yet to qualify where we need to tomorrow, but obviously we can race okay. Our car is really good when it's slick. That's the most important part."
 
Schatz's second-place finish completed a 1-2 finish for the Tony Stewart Racing-Curb/Agajanian team. 
 
"Every car owner's dream is to have one-two finishes. Tony got one tonight and he also owns the track, so it's a good feeling. Obviously I think it should be the other way around, I think it should be 15 then the 14, but that's the way it goes," Schatz joked.
 
Sweet maintained the third spot late in the race despite the best efforts of fourth-place finisher Ian Madsen. Brown settled for fifth.
 
For the second straight night, Brent Marks was the KSE Hard Charger. Marks used a World of Outlaws provisional starting spot to enter the Feature and started 25th. He gained 12 total positions and finished 13th.
 
Schatz was also the night's fast qualifier with a lap of 13.057 seconds around the high-banked half-mike track. Jason Johnson, Kraig Kinser, Ian Madsen, Schatz, Shane Stewart and Tim Shaffer all won qualifying heats. Brown and Sweet won the pair of Craftsman Club Dashes. Joey Saldana won the Last Chance Showdown while Mark claimed the C-Main victory and Chris Andews drove to a D-Main checkered flag.
 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway with the $50,000-to-win winner's share on the line. The event will be broadcast with live pay-per-view video on DIRTvision.com. For more information on the 34th annual Kings Royal, please visit here.
 
Eldora Speedway Knight Before the Kings Royal Notebook
 
Feature (30 Laps) - 1. 14-Christopher Bell [3][$12,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$5,700]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$3,500]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [5][$3,000]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [1][$2,600]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [8][$2,400]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9][$2,300]; 8. 5-David Gravel [16][$2,200]; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman [15][$2,150]; 10. 24-Rico Abreu [20][$2,100]; 11. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4][$1,600]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12][$1,350]; 13. 19-Brent Marks [25][$500]; 14. 71-Joey Saldana [19][$1,200]; 15. 10H-Chad Kemenah [11][$1,100]; 16. 2-Shane Stewart [10][$1,000]; 17. 41-Jason Johnson [7][$900]; 18. 55XM-Dale Blaney [18][$850]; 19. 81-Lee Jacobs [17][$800]; 20. 17-Jac Haudenschild [14][$800]; 21. 3H-James McFadden [13][$800]; 22. 4-Paul McMahan [26][$]; 23. O7-Ryan Smith [22][$800]; 24. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [24][$800]; 25. 12N-Cole Duncan [21][$800]; 26. 1ST-Gary Taylor [23][$800]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-9; Christopher Bell 10-21, 23-30; Donny Schatz 22; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+12]

 
For complete results from the Knight Before the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway, click here.
 
CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Sheldon Haudenschild; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Christopher Bell; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): David Gravel; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Super Flow ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Jason Johnson, Kraig Kinser, Brad Sweet, Shane Stewart, Logan Schuchart; Craftsman/Sears: Brian Brown/Tim Shaffer; KSE Hard Charger: Brent Marks (+12); Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Shane Stewart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): James McFadden.
 
SEASON WINNERS
  • Donny Schatz - 13 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, LoneStar Speedway on March 3, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 10, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 18, Missouri State Fair Speedway on May 5, 81 Speedway on May 6, Eldora Speedway May 13, Knoxville Raceway on June 10, Granite City on June 20, Dirt Oval at Route 66 on June 27, Dakota State Fair Speedway on July 1)
  • David Gravel - 10 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 17, Placerville Speedway on March 29, Perris Auto Speedway on April 1, Gator Motorplex on April 13, Plymouth Speedway on April 28, Lincoln Speedway on May 17, Williams Grove on May 19, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, River Cities Speedway on June 16, Attica Raceway Park on July 11)
  • Brad Sweet - 4 (Stockton Dirt Track on March 25, Devil's Bowl on April 15, Jackson Motorplex on June 3, Knoxville Raceway on June 9)
  • Shane Stewart - 4 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 29, West Liberty Raceway on June 23, Beaver Dam Raceway on June 24)
  • Kerry Madsen - 4 (Jackson Motorplex on June 2, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 7, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 8, Eldora Speedway on July 13)
  • Logan Schuchart - 3 (Keller Auto Speedway on March 31, Eldora Speedway on May 12, Charlotte on May 26)
  • Jason Johnson - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17, Devil's Bowl on April 14)
  • Brian Brown - 1 (Cocopah Speedway on April 7)
  • Rico Abreu - 1 (Arizona Speedway on April 8)
  • Parker Price-Miller - 1 (Tri-State Speedway on May 14)
  • Ian Madsen - 1 (Jackson Motorplex on June 1)
  • Kyle Larson - 1 (Eagle Raceway on June 13)
  • Kraig Kinser - 1 (Deer Creek Speedway on July 6)
  • Christopher Bell - 1 (Eldora Speedway on July 14)
World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Top-20 Standings - July 14, 2017

 
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
6646
0
13
36
41
2
49
Brad Sweet
6584
-62
4
36
42
3
5
David Gravel
6528
-118
10
27
42
4
2
Shane Stewart
6258
-388
4
15
35
5
9
Daryn Pittman
6204
-442
0
12
30
6
41
Jason Johnson
6124
-522
2
14
29
7
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
5884
-762
0
7
21
8
11k
Kraig Kinser
5818
-828
1
3
16
9
1S
Logan Schuchart
5706
-940
3
7
15
10
7S
Jason Sides
5702
-944
0
8
19
11
19
Brent Marks
5678
-968
0
0
12
12
4
Paul McMahan
5634
-1012
0
3
13
13
W20
Greg Wilson
5368
-1278
0
4
12
14
17
Joey Saldana
4742
-1904
0
4
11
15
1A
Jacob Allen
4726
-1920
0
0
3
16
13
Clyde Knipp
4442
-2204
0
0
0
17
18
Ian Madsen
3862
-2784
1
5
16
18
21
Brian Brown
3418
-3228
1
11
14
19
2X
Parker Price-Miller
2770
-3876
1
1
3
20
2M
Kerry Madsen
2738
-3908
4
11
17


 

 

Mad Man Marches On

Kerry Madsen Dominates Jokers Wild at Eldora Despite Hand Injury

ROSSBURG, OH - July 14, 2017 - After a three hour rain delay in the early evening, Kerry Madsen dominated the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Jokers Wild event at Eldora Speedway on Thursday night that stretched into the early hours of Friday morning. Madsen was third-quick in Flight A qualifying and second in his heat before claiming victory in the Craftsman Club Dash. The Dash win gave Madsen the pole for the 30-lap, $10,000-to-win Jokers Wild and he led every circuit to score the win in convincing fashion.

Madsen's win to begin the 34th annual Kings Royal weekend is even more impressive after he revealed in Victory Lane he battled an injury throughout most of the race after a rock cut his hand in the opening five laps. The Australian pilot persevered through the pain to claim his fourth Outlaw win of the season and the third in the Series' last four races.

"A couple of times the car took off on me and I didn't quite have the wheel," Madsen joked about his injury after he was treated following the race. "I could just see all the blood in the glove. It was hurting, but I just kept going."

Off the initial start, Madsen grabbed the early lead while fellow front row starter Brad Sweet drag raced Madsen into turn three for the lead. The battle was short-lived, however, as Brady Bacon flipped in turn two before the opening lap was complete to bring out the red flag. Bacon was uninjured.

A complete restart followed and saw Madsen jump out front again while 14th starting Jac Haudenschild slowed almost immediately, but pulled pitside, which allowed the race to continue.

"I got side-by-side down the backstretch," Sweet said of the start. "Kerry left just enough there and I had a run. He was able to go across the track in turn three and take some air off my car and, honestly, that was kind of the race. He was really fast out in clean air. There was definitely no catching him there."

Madsen set a blistering pace on the lightning quick track and worked into traffic on lap eight. While the bottom was the preferred lane, Madsen drove to the top on the cushion that was slightly more than halfway up the track to work past the slower cars.

The dirtier top lane for Madsen did slow his pace slightly and allowed Sweet to pull within one second of the No.2m. It was a short glimmer of hope for Sweet though as the caution waved on lap 12 when Logan Schuchart suffered a broken front axle and came to a stop in turn four.

The yellow flag gave Madsen the clean air he needed on the restart to pull away from Sweet again and he did just that. By lap 18, Madsen had opened a 1.7-second gap over Sweet while Brian Brown battled with David Gravel for the third position.

"I knew the starts were going to be super important because if someone got a lead and got through traffic, you weren't going to get them, so it was super critical," Madsen explained. "When we got to the traffic, I was just trying to be super aggressive with it and go hard at it because you know what those guys are like, they'll pass you in two seconds if you screw up."

Madsen again caught traffic on lap 20, but this time was able to navigate the slower cars more efficiently with his aggressive game plan. He continued at his lightning-quick pace over the final laps and drove off to the victory by 2.6 seconds over Sweet. Brown raced to a third-place finishing after holding off Gravel in an exciting third-place battle. Tim Shaffer got by Gravel late to claim fourth while the No.5 settled for fifth.

The victory continues a red-hot streak for Madsen who has now won in each of his last three Outlaw starts after he swept last weekend's events at Wisconsin's Cedar Lake Speedway. Madsen is far from surprised by his team's most recent success.

"I've been saying it all year and I feel like we've been super under the radar," Madsen said. "We've had like 10 second (place finishes) and a few wins now. It's fast. I know the performance has been there all year, we just haven't caught the breaks to get the wins, which I feel like was a good thing because we just kept making the car better."

Sweet settled for a second-place finish, which felt like a victory for the Grass Valley, CA native after beginning the night with a seventh-place qualifying effort.

"We weren't that great tonight, to be honest," Sweet said. "We didn't qualify great, but we had a really good start in our heat and got up in there to give ourselves a chance. Then they drew the six (inversion pill) and that was a lottery pick. Sometimes you'll have nights like that where things go a little more your way then other night.

"We realize we have to get the NAPA Auto Parts car a little faster if we want to really have a shot at it Saturday night," Sweet continued. "We'll take a second tonight. Kerry's been awful fast and did a great job there. We're hungry to win and we're knocking on the door. We just need to get the car a little better and the driver needs to do a little better job."

Gravel was the night's overall fast qualifier with a lap of 12.847 seconds around the half-mile track, just 0.140 seconds off Craig Dollansky's 2002 track record of 12.707. Shaffer, Ian Madsen, Gravel and Brown won qualifying heats. Cole Duncan won the Last Chance Showdown while Trevor Baker won the C-Main. Brent Marks was the night's KSE Hard Charger after racing from the 24th starting position up to 12th, an impressive achievement on a very fast racetrack.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action at Eldora on Friday night with the Knight Before the Kings Royal. The event will be broadcast live on DIRTvision.com. For additional event information or to buy tickets, please click here.

Eldora Speedway Jokers Wild Notebook

Feature (30 Laps) - 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$5,500]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [3][$3,200]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5][$2,800]; 5. 5-David Gravel [4][$2,500]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [11][$2,300]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6][$2,200]; 8. 18-Ian Madsen [7][$2,100]; 9. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$2,050]; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman [8][$2,000]; 11. 41-Jason Johnson [12][$1,500]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [24][$1,200]; 13. 24-Rico Abreu [23][$1,100]; 14. 10H-Chad Kemenah [10][$1,050]; 15. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [17][$1,000]; 16. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [16][$900]; 17. 4-Paul McMahan [13][$800]; 18. W20-Greg Wilson [15][$800]; 19. 12N-Cole Duncan [21][$800]; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart [20][$800]; 21. 49D-Shawn Dancer [19][$800]; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs [22][$800]; 23. 17-Jac Haudenschild [14][$800]; 24. 99-Brady Bacon [18][$800]; Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+12]

For complete results from the Jokers Wild at Eldora Speedway, click here.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Brady Bacon; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; JE Pistons ($50 cash): David Gravel; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Brent Marks; Super Flow ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Kraig Kinser, Daryn Pittman; Craftsman/Sears: Kerry Madsen; KSE Hard Charger: Brent Marks (+12); Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Brad Sweet; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jac Haudenschild.

SEASON WINNERS

Donny Schatz - 13 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, LoneStar Speedway on March 3, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 10, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 18, Missouri State Fair Speedway on May 5, 81 Speedway on May 6, Eldora Speedway May 13, Knoxville Raceway on June 10, Granite City on June 20, Dirt Oval at Route 66 on June 27, Dakota State Fair Speedway on July 1)
David Gravel - 10 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 17, Placerville Speedway on March 29, Perris Auto Speedway on April 1, Gator Motorplex on April 13, Plymouth Speedway on April 28, Lincoln Speedway on May 17, Williams Grove on May 19, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, River Cities Speedway on June 16, Attica Raceway Park on July 11)
Brad Sweet - 4 (Stockton Dirt Track on March 25, Devil's Bowl on April 15, Jackson Motorplex on June 3, Knoxville Raceway on June 9)
Shane Stewart - 4 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 29, West Liberty Raceway on June 23, Beaver Dam Raceway on June 24)
Kerry Madsen - 4 (Jackson Motorplex on June 2, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 7, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 8, Eldora Speedway on July 13)
Logan Schuchart - 3 (Keller Auto Speedway on March 31, Eldora Speedway on May 12, Charlotte on May 26)
Jason Johnson - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17, Devil's Bowl on April 14)
Brian Brown - 1 (Cocopah Speedway on April 7)
Rico Abreu - 1 (Arizona Speedway on April 8)
Parker Price-Miller - 1 (Tri-State Speedway on May 14)
Ian Madsen - 1 (Jackson Motorplex on June 1)
Kyle Larson - 1 (Eagle Raceway on June 13)
Kraig Kinser - 1 (Deer Creek Speedway on July 6)

 

 

The King Gets His Crown

The King of the Outlaws, Steve Kinser Inducted into Motorsports Hall of Fame of America; Will hand out crown at Kings Royal

CONCORD, N.C. - July 13, 2017 - The "King of the Outlaws" got the call from the hall. On June 28, 2017, in front of his family and friends, Steve Kinser was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in Daytona Beach, FL.

Kinser, who had an illustrious career running in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, holds numerous records, including 20 points championships which more than doubles the amount of second-place driver Donny Schatz, who has eight. In addition to his championships, Kinser also visited Victory Lane a record 577 times.

Kinser's list of accomplishments also includes 12 Knoxville Nationals championships and four Williams Grove National Open championships among many more. The Bloomington, IN native became a household name in motorsports by running and winning with the Outlaws where he was a natural talent.

World of Outlaws Chief Executive Officer, Brian Carter enshrined Kinser into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.

"The [Motorsports Hall of Fame of America] typically asks for an important person in the inductee's career," said Brian Carter. "The [Motorsports Hall of Fame of America] reached out to Steve and Steve reached out to [World of Outlaws]. It's just an honor to be recognized by Steve that the World of Outlaws played an important part in his career and we did it all together."

The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, originally based in Novi, Michigan from 1989 to 2015, now has a new home in Daytona Beach. With its first induction in 1989, it's the only hall of fame that encompasses the full spectrum of American motorsports: cars, motorcycles, off-road, powerboats and airplanes.

"It's impressive to see the list of inductees, and to be included on the list of iconic motorsports figures in the United States and around the world," added Carter. "When you look at the class of inductees this year, it's quite an honor to be recognized through Steve [Kinser]."

Kinser is set to be recognized at one of the premier events in Sprint Car racing this weekend, the Kings Royal. Eldora Speedway has asked Kinser to be this year's Sovereign to crown the winner of the three-day Kings Royal event. Kinser won the Kings Royal seven-times, including the inaugural event in 1984.

"I'm really looking forward to being this year's Royal Sovereign," Kinser told Eldora Speedway. "Eldora Speedway has always been one of my favorites and the Kings Royal is the biggest race of the season at the track. It's also one of two races every driver wants to win every year.

When Saturday's main event winner pulls into Victory Lane, Ms. Eldora Speedway will greet them to place the winner's cape around their neck. A second Ms. Eldora Speedway will give the winner a scepter. Finally, the winner will then kneel to the Royal Sovereign, Steve Kinser, to be crowned the new Kings Royal champion.

"After all of my Kings Royal wins, I was so caught up in the moment I don't know that I really remember what the Sovereign says," Kinser said. "I'm definitely going to practice before Victory Lane on Saturday night."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visit to Eldora for the Kings Royal kicks off today, July 13 and runs through Saturday, July 15. Advance reserved tickets are available for purchase for all three nights by visiting https://eldoraspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or by calling (937) 338-3815.

Can't make it to Eldora to see whose name will be added to the prestigious list of Kings at this year's 34th Annual Kings Royal? Find out by tuning into DIRTVision MAX as they cover all three nights next weekend LIVE from Eldora Speedway! Pay-per-view passes are now available for purchase! Visit DIRTVision.com to subscribe for free.

 

 

 

David Gravel Steals Brad Doty Classic Win From Tim Shaffer at Attica


 
Gravel Sets New Career-High in Wins With 10th Victory

 
ATTICA, OH - July 11, 2017 - Tim Shaffer dominated the World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park, but David Gravel's late surge allowed him to take over the point coming to the white flag and lead the final two laps to steal the victory on Tuesday night. It was Gravel's 10th win of the season, setting a new career-high season wins record for the Watertown, CT driver.
 
Daryn Pittman rounded out the podium after a thrilling late battle with Rico Abreu and Brent Marks. Brad Sweet earned a fourth-place finish and the KSE Hard Charger award after starting 25th. Sweet was forced to take a provisional when he could not advance beyond the C-Main after winning the D-Main. Abreu rounded out the top-five finishers.
 
"It's awesome," Gravel said in Victory Lane. "(When the Brad Doty Classic was) at Lima, I finished on the podium a couple of times and could never win one. To win it at Attica where we couldn't even make it out of the 'C' last year, to rebound like that and win is just awesome. There's so much prestige with this race. Everybody wants to win Brad Doty's race and you see it with 58 racecars (in the pits). I'm just happy to do it and do it at Attica."
 
Shaffer was the polesitter for the 40-lap main event with Attica fan favorite and Kevin Gobrecht rookie-of-the-year contender Sheldon Haudenschild on the outside of the front row after both drivers won their respective Craftsman Club Dashes. Shaffer jumped to the early lead ahead of Haudenschild while the rest of the field battled two and three-wide.
 
Shaffer wound up in traffic on lap seven, but didn't have to deal with it for long. A red flag on lap nine when Dominic Scelzi turned on his side in turn two led to the first restart and gave Shaffer a clear track.
 
However, it was Haudenschild who got the better restart and slid in front of Shaffer to the lead in turn two. As Shaffer turned his No.49x back under Haudenschild, the two drivers made contact exiting the corner, which flattened a left-side tire on Haudenschild's No.93.
 
Before the lap was complete, Kyle Larson spun his No.57 at the bottom of turn three to bring out the race's second stoppage and allowed Haudenschild to replace the tire. Both Larson and Haudenschild were able to return and raced from the back to 10th and 12th-place finishes, respectively.
 
On the ensuing single-file restart, Shaffer drove away to sizable lead again, this time ahead of Abreu and Pittman. Fifteen laps in, Shaffer was battling slower traffic again with a convincing 1.8-second lead to work with. It was erased by the final yellow flag of the race on lap 17 when Max Stambaugh came to a stop on the backstretch.
 
Shaffer continued his dominance on the restart, but 10 laps later Abreu reeled him in up front and tried to take the lead with a slide job, but was denied. With less than 10 laps on, Gravel began to make his move from fourth. A spirited battle with Pittman resulted in Gravel moving into third shortly after Shaffer lost time when he bobble against the turn two cushion on lap 33.
 
With five laps to go, Gravel all of a sudden eliminated the advantage of the top two drivers and used a big slide job in turn three to take second from Abreu on lap 37. Gravel then quickly caught Shaffer and going into turn three as the field raced to the white flag, Gravel drove around Shaffer to take over the point. He led the final two laps at the stripe to secure the win for his CJB Motorsports team.
 
 "I was in fourth, I think, with five laps to go," Gravel explained. "I got a run on Daryn and he and I were racing really hard. I got by him and found the bottom in (turns one and two) and closed in on Rico really fast there. I threw a pretty big slider on Rico to get by him and Tim ran the bottom in one and two the lap before. If he did that, I probably wouldn't have been able to get by him. Luckily he did and left the door open and we took the lead on the white flag lap and just had to hold on for one more. It's pretty awesome."
 
Shaffer was understandably disappointed with his runner-up finish after the victory was snatched from his grasp over the final two laps. Nonetheless, Shaffer was congratulatory in his post-race remarks.
 
"I knew I needed to move around," Shaffer said of his late decision to change lines. "We went low that one time and it went pretty good, but it took so long to get in and I decided I lost a lot. It's one of those deals where you're up front and you're not sure. This is a hard one to lose, but I've won them that way too. It goes both ways. Those guys did a heck of a job, so hat's off to them."
 
Pittman's third-place finish continues a streak of strong runs and is his 12th top-five finish this season. The former Outlaw champion was in part disappointed he was not able to pull off the victory from his advantageous positions.
 
"Gravel got by me with probably five or six laps to go and then I moved to the top in turn three and four and felt really good," Pittman said of the late-race chaos. "I felt like I gained a lot more speed doing that and obviously got to race through lapped cars and he got back by me and ended up winning the race. I'm frustrated with myself as a driver. I think when they got to traffic Shaffer and Rico both slowed down a bit and I thought I was in position to try to steal that one. Instead of me, Gravel was sitting in fourth and stole it from all of us."
 
Prior to the 40-lap Feature, Rich Farmer, Mike Leone and Gill Construction put up an extra $1100 if a FAST driver could score the win. The only eligible driver for the bonus was Lee Jacobs, who finished 17th.
 
 Earlier in the night, Dale Blaney and Brent Marks were the fast qualifiers in their respective time trial fligts, earning an extra $400 bonus each from SprintCarUnlimited.com. Blaney, Stewart, Abreu, Pittman, Haudenschild and Gravel were the heat race winners. Sweet won the D-Main before Chris Andrews claimed the C-main victory and Parker Price-Miller scored victory in the Last Chance Showdown.
 
The World of Outlaws are now set to head to Eldora Speedway for Kings Royal Weekend. The event starts with the Jokers Wild on Thursday, July 13 before the Knight Before the Kings Royal on Friday, July 14 and culminates with the $50,000-to-win Kings Royal on Saturday, July 15. To purchase advance reserved seating for all three nights, visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com.
 
Attica Raceway Park Notebook
 
Feature (40 Laps) - 1. 5-David Gravel [6][$10,000]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1][$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4][$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [25][$2,000]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [5][$2,500]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [10][$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [16][$2,200]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$2,100]; 9. 2-Shane Stewart [3][$2,050]; 10. 57-Kyle Larson [8][$2,000]; 11. 57X-Andrew Palker [14][$1,500]; 12. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$1,200]; 13. 18-Ian Madsen [11][$1,100]; 14. 99-Brady Bacon [7][$1,050]; 15. 39-Spencer Bayston [18][$1,000]; 16. 10H-Chad Kemenah [23][$900]; 17. 81-Lee Jacobs [12][$800]; 18. 3G-Carson Macedo [24][$800]; 19. 55XM-Dale Blaney [9][$800]; 20. 4-Paul McMahan [17][$800]; 21. 17-Jac Haudenschild [22][$800]; 22. 33M-Max Stambaugh [15][$800]; 23. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [19][$800]; 24. 26-Tayler Malsam [21][$800]; 25. 41-Jason Johnson [26][$]; 26. 83-Rob Chaney [20][$800]. Lap Leaders: Tim Shaffer 1-38, David Gravel 39-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+21]  
 
For complete results from the Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park, click here
 

 
SEASON WINNERS
  • Donny Schatz - 13 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, LoneStar Speedway on March 3, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 10, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 18, Missouri State Fair Speedway on May 5, 81 Speedway on May 6, Eldora Speedway May 13, Knoxville Raceway on June 10, Granite City on June 20, Dirt Oval at Route 66 on June 27, Dakota State Fair Speedway on July 1)
  • David Gravel - 10 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 17, Placerville Speedway on March 29, Perris Auto Speedway on April 1, Gator Motorplex on April 13, Plymouth Speedway on April 28, Lincoln Speedway on May 17, Williams Grove on May 19, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, River Cities Speedway on June 16, Attica Raceway Park on July 11)
  • Brad Sweet - 4 (Stockton Dirt Track on March 25, Devil's Bowl on April 15, Jackson Motorplex on June 3, Knoxville Raceway on June 9)
  • Shane Stewart - 4 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 29, West Liberty Raceway on June 23, Beaver Dam Raceway on June 24)
  • Logan Schuchart - 3 (Keller Auto Speedway on March 31, Eldora Speedway on May 12, Charlotte on May 26)
  • Kerry Madsen - 3 (Jackson Motorplex on June 2, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 7 and 8)
  • Jason Johnson - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17, Devil's Bowl on April 14)
  • Brian Brown - 1 (Cocopah Speedway on April 7)
  • Rico Abreu - 1 (Arizona Speedway on April 8)
  • Parker Price-Miller - 1 (Tri-State Speedway on May 14)
  • Ian Madsen - 1 (Jackson Motorplex on June 1)
  • Kyle Larson - 1 (Eagle Raceway on June 13)
  • Kraig Kinser - 1 (Deer Creek Speedway on July 6)
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Top-20 Standings
 
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
6368
0
13
35
39
2
49
Brad Sweet
6294
-74
4
34
40
3
5
David Gravel
6254
-114
10
26
40
4
2
Shane Stewart
6002
-366
4
15
34
5
9
Daryn Pittman
5942
-426
0
12
28
6
41
Jason Johnson
5880
-488
2
14
29
7
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
5662
-706
0
7
21
8
11k
Kraig Kinser
5546
-822
1
3
14
9
7S
Jason Sides
5522
-846
0
8
19
10
1S
Logan Schuchart
5470
-898
3
7
15
11
19
Brent Marks
5428
-940
0
0
12
12
4
Paul McMahan
5412
-956
0
3
13
13
W20
Greg Wilson
5164
-1204
0
4
12
14
17
Joey Saldana
4620
-1748
0
4
11
15
1A
Jacob Allen
4546
-1822
0
0
3
16
13
Clyde Knipp
4262
-2106
0
0
0
17
18
Ian Madsen
3586
-2782
1
4
14
18
21
Brian Brown
3134
-3234
1
9
12
19
2X
Parker Price-Miller
2590
-3778
1
1
3
20
2M
Kerry Madsen
2450
-3918
3
10
15

 

 

Northeast Confrontation: Outlaws Head to Ransomville for The Big "R" Outlaw Shootout

Followed by Only Canadian Stop at Ohsweken

By: Clayton Johns

CONCORD, NC - July 10, 2017 - The World of Outlaws CraftsmanŽ Sprint Car Series is in the midst of the busiest stretch on the 2017 schedule, and the task at hand doesn't get easier anytime soon. The Series heads north at the end of July for its first race of the season in New York,The Big "R" Outlaws Shootout presented by Budweiser at Ransomville Speedway on July 23.

Following the stop at the track located just 20 miles from Niagara Falls, NY, the Outlaws make their only stop in Canada at Ontario's Ohsweken Speedway on July 25 for the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown.

The Outlaws' visit to Ransomville is only their fourth in Series history and first since 1997, when Andy Hillenburg won at the half-mile. Since many of the Outlaws have not seen the track before, it may level out the playing field for drivers like Kevin Gobrecht rookie-of-the-year contender Sheldon Haudenschild, who enters the race with the same notebook as the rest of the veteran-laden Outlaw field. However, he knows it doesn't make the challenge of racing with the Outlaws any easier.

"That's why the guys are the best: because they're good at going to new tracks and being really fast right from the get-go," Haudenschild said. "It's definitely a challenge, but I feel I've done pretty decent for my first year around and seeing some of these tracks for the first time also. It's no excuse. Being at new tracks, you just have to adapt and try to be fast right from the get-go."

New York and Ontario are known for their especially hard and dry slick racing surfaces that differ from other parts of the country. The tracks are often wide with plenty of room for racing, but are very much about maintaining momentum with a smooth lap.

"It's definitely different. A lot of the places we go are pretty different though, so hopefully we'll be able to adjust and be fast," Haudenschild continued. "You have to be a little bit more patient with tracks like that, that maybe don't have as much grip. I feel like last year we were really good on some slick tracks, so I think we should be alright there."

Despite never having set foot on the property at Ransomville or Ohsweken, Haudenschild insists his preparation remains the same for every race, but perhaps with a little extra homework.

"I'll maybe watch some videos of previous races the Outlaws have been there," Haudenschild said. "I don't really do anything different. I stay in the routine and stay consistent at what we do each night."

The Outlaws will enjoy a day off following the stop at Ransomville before crossing into Canada to stop at Ohsweken. The high-banked, 3/8-mile oval has been an annual stop for the Outlaws since 2007. Donny Schatz won the Series visit last year, while Stewart Friesen upset the Outlaws and became the second Canadian driver to ever win an Outlaw race during the 2015 edition of the Six Nations Showdown. Schatz has earned a Series-high four wins at Ohsweken, followed closely by Jason Sides with three victories.

When the Outlaws stop at Ohsweken this year, they'll have two familiar outside forces to contend with: Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu. Both drivers have won against the Outlaws already this year and are confirmed entrants for the event. They'll each look to earn their second Outlaw victories of the season during the stop.

"I am really excited to make my first trip to Canada and also to be racing a Sprint Car," Larson said. "Ohsweken has always produced great racing with multiple lines, so it should be fun to try and adapt to the track."

Abreu will also be making his first Ohsweken start during his trip north.

"I'm excited to compete in Canada at the famous Ohsweken Speedway," Abreu said. "All I have heard is great things about the racing surface as well as the facility. It is definitely something we're looking forward to."

Advanced reserved tickets for the Big R Outlaw Shootout presented by Budweiser on July 23 at Ransomville Speedway are available at www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets. Advanced seating and event information is available for the Six Nations Showdown presented by Arrow Express at Ohsweken Speedway on July 25 by visiting www.OhswekenSpeedway.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deja Vu?
 

Madsen Sweeps the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown; Sweet and Schatz Round out Podium


 
NEW RICHMOND, WI - July 8, 2017 - In what looked a bit like a repeat of the night before, Kerry "The Madman" Madsen took the checkers on night two of the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at Cedar Lake Speedway with Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz behind him.

 
"I just enjoy racing with the World of Outlaws so much," said Madsen from Victory Lane. "I mean, you just have to be on point all the way."

Certainly the Kasey Kahne Racing driver and the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver never let up. They came prepared to do battle with the Big Game Motorsports 2M after the previous night's finish.

"Last night I took a swing but then gave him the room," said Sweet. "And tonight I thought, 'Well, I'm going to try a little bit harder.'"

In fact, everything was a little harder for Madsen the second time around. Jason Johnson started on the pole and maintained his lead for the first 11 laps of the race while Schatz took Madsen on from third, passing him seven laps in, only to lose his advantage in the following lap, just as Sweet started pressing on him.

With Sweet and Schatz battling it out for third, Madsen focused his attention on the Priority Aviation No. 41, passing him with 29 laps to go. Five laps later, after Johnson slowed off the bottom of turn two, Sweet charged past Schatz and continued onward past Johnson to resume the battle with Madsen from the night before.

Schatz followed suit, and by lap 20, halfway into the race, the top four positions were set, with David Gravel holding the rear. Though Madsen had a strong lead, a caution on Jac Haudenschild (who lost a wheel) gave the drivers a final opportunity to steal the lead.

"Brad [Sweet] had a hell of a run, and he put a big move on in one and two," said Madsen. "Fortunately, in that corner I had enough time to turn back down and try to tuck right in down the backstretch and repay the favor in three and four. Then I was just trying to mix it up and run a different line here or there to keep him guessing. I feel like I didn't have much ties there at the end. There was a lot of wheel spin going on, but with two to go you're just foot to the floor, and you're like, 'I'm not losing this now.' So that was a great run.

"I got up in front of him," said Sweet, "but he turned down. And then he did what he had to do those last few laps. You know, he kind of played defense. We were trying to search to get the run on him, but his car was good all weekend.

Sweet, who is second in points standings behind Donny Schatz (-80) has more top-10 finishes than him so far this season, and almost as many top-fives, but he's nine wins behind him and hasn't taken the checkers since exactly one month ago, at Knoxville Raceway. .

"My guys keep giving me great race cars," said the No. 49 Napa Auto Parts driver. "We just have to figure out how to win some of these. They come down to the last five laps like that, and we're just a hair off. If we can just find it, we'll get some more of these wins. I know I keep saying that every night, but it's the truth. As long as we're up here on the podium we're happy though."

Schatz had less to say from Victory Lane, but expressed a similar sentiment. "When you can't win you gotta do the best you can . . . That's why they call it racing, so we'll learn from our mistakes and move on."

Behind Gravel at the finish was Jason Sides rounding out the top five. While Sides started in 16, his fifth place finish is even more impressive given the fact that he was pushed to the back (24) on a reset after a collision before completing the first lap of the race. Sadly, his 19-position charge only counted as 11, and the KSE Hard Charger Award went to Bill Balog for another impressive charge - from 24 to 10.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series takes on Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 11 for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic before heading to Eldora Speedway for the Kings Royal, July 13-15.


 
ABBREVIATED RESULTS FROM CEDAR LAKE SPEEDWAY, NIGHT TWO

 
Feature (40 Laps) - 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$5,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$3,000]; 4. 5-David Gravel [10][$2,700]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [16][$2,500]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [1][$2,200]; 7. 3-Tim Kaeding [9][$2,000]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$1,800]; 9. 2-Shane Stewart [7][$1,600]; 10. 17B-Bill Balog [24][$1,450]; 11. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [6][$1,300]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21][$1,200]; 13. 21-Brian Brown [18][$1,100]; 14. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [11][$1,000]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [22][$950]; 16. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [8][$900]; 17. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [17][$850]; 18. 4-Paul McMahan [14][$750]; 19. 9-Daryn Pittman [3][$725]; 20. 84-Scott Bogucki [20][$700]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [12][$700]; 22. 26-Tayler Malsam [19][$700]; 23. 17-Jac Haudenschild [15][$700]; 24. 19-Brent Marks [23][$700]; Lap Leaders: Jason Johnson 1-11, Kerry Madsen 12-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17B-Bill Balog[+14]

 
Qualifying - 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.116; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.207; 3. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier, 12.269; 4. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.326; 5. 2X-Parker Price-Miller, 12.35; 6. 19-Brent Marks, 12.355; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.403; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.508; 9. 3-Tim Kaeding, 12.517; 10. 5-David Gravel, 12.56; 11. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.586; 12. 84-Scott Bogucki, 12.597; 13. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 12.61; 14. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.65; 15. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 12.688; 16. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.688; 17. 23W-Scott Winters, 12.732; 18. 4-Paul McMahan, 12.755; 19. 13-Clyde Knipp, 12.755; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.764; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.77; 22. 21-Brian Brown, 12.797; 23. 82-Craig Dollansky, 12.84; 24. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.842; 25. 19P-Paige Polyak, 12.872; 26. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.874; 27. 26-Tayler Malsam, 13.183; 28. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.298; 29. 23-Russel Borland, 13.305; 30. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.368; 31. 9Z-Jared Goerges, 13.393; 32. 85-Jason Tostenson, 13.4; 33. 19L-Todd King, 13.80

 

 
Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
1
15
Donny Schatz
6232
0
13
35
38
2
49
Brad Sweet
6152
-80
4
33
39
3
5
David Gravel
6104
-128
9
25
39
4
2
Shane Stewart
5870
-362
4
15
33
5
9
Daryn Pittman
5798
-434
0
11
27
6
41
Jason Johnson
5778
-454
2
14
29
7
93
Sheldon Haudenschild
5536
-696
0
7
21
8
7S
Jason Sides
5432
-800
0
8
19
9
11k
Kraig Kinser
5412
-820
1
3
13
10
1S
Logan Schuchart
5380
-852
3
7
15
11
4
Paul McMahan
5302
-930
0
3
13
12
19
Brent Marks
5290
-942
0
0
11
13
W20
Greg Wilson
5074
-1158
0
4
12
14
17
Joey Saldana
4620
-1612
0
4
11
15
1A
Jacob Allen
4456
-1776
0
0
3
16
13
Clyde Knipp
4172
-2060
0
0
0
17
18
Ian Madsen
3462
-2770
1
4
14
18
21
Brian Brown
3134
-3098
1
9
12
19
2X
Parker Price-Miller
2486
-3746
1
1
3
20
2M
Kerry Madsen
2450
-3782
3
10
15
 

 

 

 

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