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STEPPING IT UP: David Gravel Holds Off Kyle Larson To Win Night Two Of ‘The One and Only’
Saturday’s Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway will see Gravel, Larson, Aaron Reutzel and Logan Schuchart locked into the Feature

KNOXVILLE, IA – Aug. 14, 2020 – A thousand pounds of weight fell from David Gravel’s body when he exited his Jason Johnson Racing #41 car Friday night.

His sweat drenched face showed. His tired body language showed it. And his smile showed it as he waved the checkered flag in Victory Lane for the second time this season at Knoxville Raceway.

Gravel led from green to checkers in the 25-lap Feature during the second night of “The One and Only” but had to survive challenging conditions and a late race charge for Kyle Larson to claim his fourth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win of the season.

“It was very very daring there in (turns) three and four,” said Gravel, of Watertown, CT. “Dirty air makes it worse. One and two was fairly easy to run the bottom. But it made you step up your game and stay up on the wheel. I know guys would be charging pretty hard. I was able to get by some (lap) guys and didn’t get held up too bad. Definitely got to clean up a few corners to make sure we win these longer races.”

A fifth-place run Thursday night at the historic half-mile was suitable but not sufficient enough for Gravel and the JJR team. They stepped up their game on Friday, returning to the winning caliber level that brought them a Nationals victory about a year ago.

Gravel qualified third Friday night and then rocketed from eighth to third in his Drydene Heat Race. That resulted in him being the top points earner for the night and the first to draw for the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash. With the support of Lady Luck, Gravel drew the #1 pile for the Dash and went on to dominate the six-lap event.

At the drop of the green flag for the Feature, Gravel mastered the relationship between torque and acceleration to launch ahead of the 25-car field. By the time he reached the flag stand to compete the first lap, his Mesilla Valley Transportation #41 car was already half a straightaway ahead of second-place Rico Abreu.

As Gravel pulled away, Abreu became his best friend. The California driver made life hell for Larson, who moved into third on the first lap and was forced to work overtime to get by Abreu. The two Californians waged war for second place in the first eight laps, testing who could throw a better slide job each corner. And while they did, Gravel continued his escape.

With 16 laps to go, Larson was able to get a run underneath Abreu down the front stretch and dart ahead of him into Turn 1. Abreu attempted to dive underneath Larson entering the corner but was left minimal room to do so and had to abort his move. That allowed Larson to drive away and reigning Series champion Brad Sweet to make the pass on him for third, as well.

By the time Larson finally secured the runner up spot, Gravel already had about a two second lead. With challenging track conditions for Gravel and heavy lap traffic ahead of him, a late race charge from Larson looked inevitable.

Gravel was able to put distance between himself and Larson through Turns 1 and 2 but struggled to find grip through Turns 3 and 4 and off the corner. The added obstacles of slower cars allowed Larson closed in every lap.

With five laps to go, Larson was within striking distance. Gravel switched to the bottom line through Turns 3 and 4 for a couple of laps to try and find traction, but instead he allowed Larson to rip the top and charge to his bumper.

With the white flag in the air, Larson was in prime position to upset Gravel’s night. He dove underneath the red JJR car down the front stretch and had his finger on the trigger to pull the winning slide job. However, when he got to the isle, the lane was closed. Gravel entered Turn 1 through the middle, just above the slower car of Daryn Pittman, and used him as a pick to kill Larson’s attempt at a pass.

The move ultimately secured Gravel the win as he was able to find enough grip through Turns 3 and 4 to hold off Larson by 0.203 seconds at the finish line.

“All I have to say is Paul Silva and Kyle Larson are really good, but when (JJR crew chief) Philip Dietz and David Gravel are on, we can compete with the best,” Gravel said. “Tonight, it showed. Kyle is a good friend. He’s made us step up our game. This year has been a struggle to find a balance. Tonight, we felt really really good. Had the motor running right tonight. It was definitely intense there. Those lap cars, who knew where they were going?”

Gravel’s win ended Larson’s streak of four wins in a row at the Sprint Car Capital of the World and two wins in a row with the World of Outlaws.

“Our race car was really good,” Larson said. “Especially when I get to traffic, I feel really good. David did just a little bit better of a job than me at some points. In the early points we got into traffic and then, (turns) one and two is so good you can kind of go anywhere. I couldn’t make it good enough around to stay close to him off (turn) two. We’ll take a second. A good points night.”

Sweet rounded out the podium, which is a solid rebound from his disastrous Thursday night run. The Grass Valley, CA driver had suffered his fourth DNF of the year due to being involved in an early wreck.

“It feels like a win for us,” Sweet said. “We needed a good rebound after last night. This team has been through a lot with the NAPA Auto Parts car. But we never give up.”

His run also helped him gain some points on championship points leader Logan Schuchart, who finished ninth. He’s now 12 points back from the lead. Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz, who also suffered a DNF Thursday night, rebounded to finish 11th, but it was still not the night he and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team were looking for. He had to use a rare provisional to start 25th in the Feature.

Gravel’s win has locked him into the Feature and DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash for Saturday’s $50,000-to-win Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank. Larson, Schuchart and Aaron Reutzel are also locked in. The rest of the start-studded field will need to race their way in through four Qualifier races or the D-Main, C-Main and Last Chance Showdown.

With a red and black paint scheme that resembles Jason Johnson’s 2016 Knoxville Nationals winning car, the thousand pounds of weight will be back on his shoulders Saturday night. However, having to win under pressure at Knoxville is nothing new for the 2019 Capitani Classic winner and Knoxville Nationals champion.

His sweat drenched face has shown it. His tired body has shown it. And his victorious smile.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will conclude “The One and Only” three-day event with the $50,000-to-win Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank on Sat., Aug. 15 in front of a sold-out crowd.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can still watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [1][$10,000]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [4][$7,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [10][$5,000]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [2][$4,500]; 5. 17W-Shane Golobic [5][$4,000]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [14][$3,500]; 7. 26-Cory Eliason [6][$3,250]; 8. 19-Shane Stewart [7][$3,000]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21][$2,800]; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel [15][$2,600]; 11. 15-Donny Schatz [25][$1,400]; 12. 9-James McFadden [13][$2,200]; 13. 2-Carson Macedo [24][$2,000]; 14. O9-Matt Juhl [22][$1,800]; 15. 39M-Anthony Macri [9][$1,600]; 16. 21-Brian Brown [3][$1,500]; 17. 39-Sammy Swindell [19][$1,400]; 18. 83-Daryn Pittman [12][$1,300]; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen [11][$1,200]; 20. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [23][$1,100]; 21. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [16][$1,000]; 22. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [20][$1,000]; 23. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell [18][$1,000]; 24. 5C-Colby Copeland [17][$1,000]; 25. 71-Spencer Bayston [8][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+14]

Qualifying – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.718; 2. 21-Brian Brown, 15.723; 3. 41-David Gravel, 15.811; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 15.825; 5. 19-Shane Stewart, 15.833; 6. 71-Spencer Bayston, 15.834; 7. O9-Matt Juhl, 15.854; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.883; 9. 17W-Shane Golobic, 15.886; 10. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.891; 11. 83-Daryn Pittman, 15.893; 12. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.909; 13. 33M-Mason Daniel, 15.916; 14. 39M-Anthony Macri, 15.942; 15. 12N-Joey Saldana, 15.952; 16. 24-Rico Abreu, 15.979; 17. 18-Gio Scelzi, 15.987; 18. 26-Cory Eliason, 16.005; 19. 17X-Josh Baughman, 16.007; 20. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.009; 21. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.013; 22. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey, 16.015; 23. 57-Kyle Larson, 16.021; 24. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 16.024; 25. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 16.054; 26. 9-James McFadden, 16.055; 27. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 16.065; 28. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.082; 29. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, 16.086; 30. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 16.091; 31. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.091; 32. 2-Carson Macedo, 16.112; 33. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.124; 34. 7-Tim Kaeding, 16.146; 35. 4-Terry McCarl, 16.152; 36. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 16.167; 37. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 16.169; 38. 5C-Colby Copeland, 16.172; 39. 88-Kyle Offill, 16.183; 40. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell, 16.212; 41. 42-Sye Lynch, 16.231; 42. 44S-Trey Starks, 16.242; 43. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.259; 44. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg, 16.265; 45. 39-Sammy Swindell, 16.266; 46. 5-Ian Madsen, 16.293; 47. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 16.311; 48. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, 16.35; 49. 17A-Austin McCarl, 16.364; 50. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 16.394; 51. 70-Cale Thomas, 16.408; 52. 99-Skylar Gee, 16.436; 53. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.439; 54. 56N-Davey Heskin, 16.469; 55. 9W-Ryan Giles, 16.489; 56. 35-Zach Hampton, 16.5; 57. 6-Bill Rose, 16.505; 58. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, 16.507; 59. 44-Chris Martin, 16.553; 60. 14K-Tori Knutson, 16.88; 61. 56-Joe Simbro, 17.085; 62. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 17.303; 63. 94-Jeff Swindell, NT

 

 

NIGHT ONE WONDERS: Kyle Larson Continues Dominance At Knoxville
Opening night of ‘The One and Only’ sees big shake up in championship points

KNOXVILLE, IA – Aug. 14, 2020 – Kyle Larson’s historic run has carried over to the biggest Sprint Car event of the year at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World.”

The Elk Grove, CA driver piloted his Silva Motorsports #57 like a fighter jet through traffic to charge from 10th to the lead in 18 laps and win the opening night of “The One and Only” at Knoxville Raceway Thursday night.

The win is his second World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory in row – after claiming his first Ironman title last week – his third Series win at Knoxville in a row, his sixth Series win this year and 14th Series win overall.

“It’s cool to get another win,” Larson said. “Thanks to all of the fans for coming out and watching (on DIRTVision) at home… Thanks to the Outlaws for putting this event on. Just an awesome race there.”

Before he claimed his perch at the top of the mountain in the 25-lap Feature, drama plagued the night for reigning World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz. Nine laps into the Feature, Cory Eliason spun in front of Sweet entering Turn 1, causing Sweet to run into him. Then, Schatz piled into them and as their cars slid up toward the wall, Sweet’s teammate James McFadden ran into all of them.

The accident ended the night for all four drivers, giving Sweet his fourth DNF of the season and Schatz his second. The duo held the top two spots in the Series championship points entering the night. Now, with Sweet finishing 24th and Schatz finishing 22nd, they both fell a spot in points as Logan Schuchart propelled himself to the championship lead with a second-place finish.

“It’s a good points night overall,” said Schuchart, of Hanover, PA. “Good for the weekend. We qualified good. We’re good every time we hit the racetrack.”

Schuchart started on the pole for the Feature after being one of the top eight drivers in accumulated points throughout the night and winning the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

After pulling a wheelie to the green flag, Schuchart held off second-place Aaron Reutzel in the first two corners to pull away with the lead. Reutzel kept pace with Schuchart but was never close enough to the Drydene #1S to make a move.

Three early cautions hindered Schuchart’s attempt to run away from the field with Daryn Pittman spinning on his own on Lap 9 and then the incident with Sweet and Schatz a restart later.

When the race resumed, defending Knoxville Raceway track champion Brian Brown rocketed around the top of Turn 1 to go from fourth to second in a corner. Reutzel was then left to fend off last year’s Knoxville Nationals champion David Gravel and Larson, who looked to have 10 more horsepower than everyone else.

Already up to fifth in nine laps, Larson powered his way around the outside of Gravel and Reutzel in one lap. Then, about four laps later he tried to make quick work of Brown by throwing a slide job underneath him but realized the end result would be a collision with Brown and about spun himself out trying to avoid the FVP #21.

It took only four laps for Larson to find a rhythm again and dart by Brown for second. Shortly after, Reutzel also made his way back by Brown for third – where he would end the night.

Larson drove like a man with something to lose. He threw his car into every corner and played a game of chicken with about every car he passed, sliding in front of them with inches to spare, seeing who would lift first. It wasn’t him.

He caught Schuchart with eight laps to go. While the Shark Racing driver ran the top line, Larson ran a lane below him to his advantage. He pulled ahead of Schuchart through Turn 3 and then chopped his nose on the next of Turn 4, making contact with Schuchart’s car and damaging his front nose wing.

Schuchart held on to finish second while Larson pulled away to the $10,000 win.

“As the race went on, I felt like I wasn’t hitting my marks as good,” Schuchart said. “I would have liked to of had a little bit better of a race with Kyle there. I wish his slide job was a little better there, but he’s got a reputation to live up to. That’s where you let other people make the rules and maybe we’ll get him next time.”

Larson knew when he caught Schuchart he had to make his move quick if he wanted to ensure another victory.

“I was able to get by [Brown] and track Logan down and hit the bottom really well in (turns) one and two and got a run on him,” Larson said. “It felt like I needed to take advantage of that before we got to heavier traffic and slid him and felt some contact. So, glad to see him not in the wall or anything like that. Just, hard work there. Heartbeat is up again.”

With a fifth-place qualifying effort, a third-place run in his Drydene Heat Race, a second-place run in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and a third-place finish in the Feature, Reutzel ended the opening night of “The One and Only” with the points lead for the three-day event – Schuchart and Larson are tied for second, nine points back.

He still wasn’t satisfied, though.

“I feel like we keep getting better and better every time we come here,” Reutzel said. “Tonight, if I don’t screw up that restart, I may take the lead before Kyle gets to us and run away, I don’t know. I definitely made some really bad mistakes as a driver and put myself in a bad situation where I couldn’t contend for the win.”

(RELATED: "The One and Only" points standings after night one)

UP NEXT

The star-studded field of drivers that raced Thursday night at Knoxville Raceway will return Friday night – for round two of “The One and Only” – to compete for another $10,000 and look to earn more points toward Saturday’s Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank. Get tickets by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 57-Kyle Larson [10]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [24]; 5. 41-David Gravel [6]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [7]; 7. 71-Spencer Bayston [3]; 8. 18-Gio Scelzi [15]; 9. 12N-Joey Saldana [5]; 10. 5-Ian Madsen [19]; 11. 17A-Austin McCarl [21]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [11]; 13. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [16]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [20]; 15. 24-Rico Abreu [22]; 16. 4-Terry McCarl [13]; 17. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell [18]; 18. O9-Matt Juhl [23]; 19. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [25]; 20. 83-Daryn Pittman [9]; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser [17]; 22. 15-Donny Schatz [8]; 23. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 24. 49-Brad Sweet [12]; 25. 9-James McFadden [14]; Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-17, Kyle Larson 18-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Carson Macedo[+20]

Qualifying – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.57; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.609; 3. 71-Spencer Bayston, 15.61; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 15.632; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.647; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 15.66; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.687; 8. 19-Shane Stewart, 15.732; 9. 12N-Joey Saldana, 15.735; 10. 83-Daryn Pittman, 15.763; 11. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.795; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.836; 13. 41-David Gravel, 15.852; 14. 9-James McFadden, 15.865; 15. 26-Cory Eliason, 15.872; 16. 17W-Shane Golobic, 15.88; 17. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 15.891; 18. 39-Sammy Swindell, 15.899; 19. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 15.903; 20. 57-Kyle Larson, 15.912; 21. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 15.915; 22. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, 15.923; 23. 17A-Austin McCarl, 15.944; 24. O9-Matt Juhl, 15.957; 25. 18-Gio Scelzi, 15.957; 26. 7-Tim Kaeding, 15.985; 27. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 15.985; 28. 20-A.J. Moeller, 16.017; 29. 7X-Justin Henderson, 16.019; 30. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.028; 31. 28-Scott Bogucki, 16.029; 32. 5C-Colby Copeland, 16.036; 33. 4-Terry McCarl, 16.044; 34. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 16.053; 35. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, 16.056; 36. 2-Carson Macedo, 16.06; 37. 24-Rico Abreu, 16.07; 38. 17X-Josh Baughman, 16.086; 39. 44S-Trey Starks, 16.093; 40. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.094; 41. 33M-Mason Daniel, 16.1; 42. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 16.111; 43. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 16.12; 44. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.12; 45. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg, 16.124; 46. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell, 16.15; 47. 5-Ian Madsen, 16.159; 48. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.16; 49. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, 16.168; 50. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 16.177; 51. 88-Kyle Offill, 16.193; 52. 70-Cale Thomas, 16.197; 53. 99-Skylar Gee, 16.23; 54. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 16.24; 55. 94-Jeff Swindell, 16.242; 56. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey, 16.269; 57. 56N-Davey Heskin, 16.36; 58. 35-Zach Hampton, 16.379; 59. 9W-Ryan Giles, 16.404; 60. 44-Chris Martin, 16.421; 61. 6-Bill Rose, 16.524; 62. 42-Sye Lynch, 16.526; 63. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.574; 64. 14K-Tori Knutson, 16.646; 65. 56-Joe Simbro, 16.754; 66. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 16.791; 67. 64-Scotty Thiel, NT

 

 

World of Outlaws Returns To Lake Ozark For Jason Johnson Classic Oct. 17 A star-studded field of drivers will compete for the $15,000 top prize

ELDON, MO – Aug. 14, 2020 – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will bring its high-octane thrill ride back to Lake Ozark Speedway on Sat., Oct. 17 for the Jason Johnson Classic presented by FK Rod Ends.

The event, which was originally scheduled for May before being postponed, will see a star-studded field of drivers compete for a $15,000 top prize and will pay $1,000-to-start.

David Gravel brought Jason Johnson Racing a home win during the inaugural Jason Johnson Classic last year and will be on the hunt to do so again in October. However, he’ll have the likes of 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz and Logan Schuchart – who won at the 1/3-mile track in May – and reigning Series champion Brad Sweet – who won at the track last year – to contend with also.

With the championship points battle even tighter than it was last year, the Jason Johnson Classic will play a key part in setting up the title hunt with only three races remaining after it. The battle for the win, the big money and championship points is sure to show fans why the World of Outlaws is The Greatest Show on Dirt.

Reserved and general admission seating tickets are now available and you can get them by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

 

 

JUST WANT TO WIN: David Gravel, JJR prepared to make history again at Knoxville
The 2019 Knoxville Nationals champion eyes triumph at “The One and Only” Aug. 13-15

KNOXVILLE, IA – Aug. 13, 2020 – David Gravel and Jason Johnson Racing are prepared to win another Knoxville Nationals title.

That attempt will have to wait a year with the Nationals postponed to 2021, but that’s not stopping them from preparing for its replacement, “The One and Only” on Aug. 13-15, which includes the $50,000-to-win Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank, with the same passion and determination they'd put toward the Nationals.

“We’re treating it like it’s the Nationals,” said Gravel, of Watertown, CT. “It’s our biggest paying race of the season (with a massive $400,000 purse). We’re going to be prepared and we’re going to go for it.”

The team has put together a new car – with a special livery that’s almost reminiscent to Jason Johnson’s 2016 Nationals winning scheme – and will use the same motor that propelled them to the Nationals title last year.

“We’re just going to pretend it’s like the Nationals,” Gravel said. “We’ll just get to run one more night. We’ll see how this format shakes out. It’s new for everybody. You’re going to have to be on your game every time you hit the track just like Nationals.”

(RELATED: 'THE ONE AND ONLY' FORMAT: Knoxville Set To Make History Aug. 13-15)

Gravel and JJR have a solid history of being on their game every time they enter “The Sprint Car Capital of the World.” Johnson won the Nationals in 2016. Carson Macedo brought the team a victory during the 360 Nationals in 2018. Gravel has three World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series wins at the historic half-mile – most recently in May when the Series returned to racing after a two-month hiatus. He also won the Capitani Classic last year – which has been a track event for the past eight years.

During the Series’ doubleheader event at Knoxville in June, Gravel earned a podium the first night and then got involved in an accident the second and finished 19th. Leaving the bad night in the past, Gravel and his JJR team are entering this weekend with full confidence in their ability to find Victory Lane again.

“It’s no secret the 41 has had success at Knoxville,” Gravel said. “Just seems to be a good combination. Knoxville is a pretty hard place to get around, night in and night out. I feel like I’m one of those guys that can do that pretty well. Phil (Dietz, JJR crew chief) has been fast at Knoxville with multiple drivers. With Jason, Carson and I. Just shows how strong the team is. We’re going to go back with a lot of confidence and see what we can do.”

Not only will the team be looking for another big win, they’ll be looking to secure three solid points nights with all three nights of racing paying full points. Gravel isn’t in contention for the driver championship – due to missing two races – but JJR is only 38 points back from the lead for the team championship.

Gravel knows how important a championship would be to JJR and keeps it in the back of his mind each week.

“I always look at points,” Gravel said. “You say you’re not worried about them, but you always peak at them. It doesn’t change the way I drive. I always try to finish the best position I can every night. If I think I’m going to run seventh, I’m not going to force it to try and run sixth to ruin the car. But also, I’m not going to give up any spots. It’s one of those things that you keep an eye on.

“There is a chance. If we get on a run at Knoxville, there’s a chance for good things to happen. There could be a lot of movement at Knoxville being a points race and this crazy format. Anything is possible.”

Single-day tickets and package tickets are on sale and can be purchased by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can still watch all three nights of racing live on DIRTVision.

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: ‘The One and Only’ at Knoxville Set To Be Biggest Sprint Car Event Of 2020
The three-day event will see a star-studded field of drivers compete for a massive purse

KNOXVILLE, IA – Aug. 10, 2020 – Knoxville Raceway will host the biggest Sprint Car event of the year with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series this weekend on Aug. 13-15.

While it’s not the Knoxville Nationals, due to COVID-19 restrictions, “The One and Only” three-day event will still see a star-studded field of drivers compete for the largest purse of the year with a new unique format destined to thrill fans.

Significant importance has been placed on Thursday and Friday’s $10,000-to-win events, where drivers will need to accumulate points to secure a good starting spot for Saturday’s $50,000-to-win Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank. “The One and Only” will be a can’t miss historic event.

Package and single-day tickets are available now by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the races, you can watch all three nights live on DIRTVision.

Here are the top storylines to follow this weekend:

DOMINATE LARSON: Kyle Larson, of Elk Grove, CA, enters “The One and Only” as a clear favorite. His last three trips to Knoxville Raceway resulted in victories – including his sweep of the World of Outlaws doubleheader in June. He also won the most recent World of Outlaws event at I-55 – his fifth Series win in 13 starts this season.

COOL UNDER PRESSURE: When the pressure is on and there’s history to be made at Knoxville Raceway, David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, has stepped up to the plate each time. He earned his first Knoxville Nationals title last year and then backed that up with a win at Knoxville in May when the World of Outlaws returned to racing for the first time after a two-month hiatus. Gravel is also the defending Capitani Classic winner.

And while he’s not in contention for the championship this year – due to missing a couple of races – Jason Johnson Racing is in contention for the team championship. They’re currently 38 points behind Kasey Kahne Racing for the lead. Gravel will be hunting for wins and points gains for JJR, with all three days paying full points.

POINTS DRIVERS: The World of Outlaws championship continues to be one of the fiercest in Series history with the top-five in points separated by only 80 points. With all three nights paying points and a unique format setting the field each night, the points standings could see a dramatic shift after the weekend.

Reigning champion and 2018 Knoxville Nationals winner Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, continues to lead the points with seven wins, so far, this season. He has five World of Outlaws wins at Knoxville and finished second at the last Series race there in June.

Ten-time Series champion and 10-time Knoxville Nationals winner Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, is second in points – 20 points behind Sweet. Schatz has 11 Series wins at Knoxville with the last coming in 2018. He’s currently three wins away from a career milestone of 300 Series wins.

Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, is tied with Schatz in points – also 20 points back from Sweet. He’s yet to win a World of Outlaws Feature at Knoxville but had an impressive run of 22nd to second at the Knoxville Nationals last year.

Last year’s Rookie of the Year Carson Macedo, of Lemoore, CA, is fourth in points – 76 points behind Sweet. He’ll also be looking for his first Knoxville win with the Series. He’s been consistent in his sophomore, so far, finishing outside the top-10 only four times.

Sheldon Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, is fifth in points – 80 points behind Sweet. The Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing driver made big gains during the recent Ironman doubleheader, claiming his second win of the year at I-55 and then finishing second the next night. He, too, is looking for his first Series win at Knoxville.

360 NATIONALS CHAMP: Kerry Madsen, of St. Mary’s, NSW, AU, enters the week with a big Knoxville victory already. The 2005 Knoxville Raceway track champion claimed his first 360 Knoxville Nationals title last weekend. He’ll look to translate that momentum into a victory during “The One and Only" weekend.

Last year’s 360 Nationals champion James McFadden, of Warrnombool, VIC, AU, will make his long-awaited return to the Series this weekend in the Kasey Kahne Racing #9 car. He earned a podium in the car at the beginning of the year but then got stuck in Australia due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WINLESS CHALLENGERS: Several of the top competitors coming into “The One and Only” have yet to win a World of Outlaws race at Knoxville Raceway.

Leading that group is 2013 Series champion Daryn Pittman, of Owasso, OK. He initially considered Knoxville to be a track he struggled at, but since joining Roth Motorsports last year, Pittman has been in contention to win each Knoxville event. He finished third at the Knoxville Nationals last year.

Rico Abreu, of St. Helena, CA, and two-time All Star Circuit of Champions title holder Aaron Reutzel, of Clute, TX, have both won at Knoxville Raceway this year, but are still searching for their first World of Outlaws win at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World.”

Two-time Knoxville Raceway track champion Ian Madsen, of St. Mary’s, NSW, AU, will not only be looking for his first Knoxville win with the World of Outlaws, he’ll be looking for a redeeming victory. He lost long-time ride with KCP Racing last month but has found a new home in Guy Forbrook’s #5 car. He’s finished fourth and ninth in his first two races in the car at Knoxville.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Thursday to Saturday, Aug. 13-15, at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, IA for The One and Only – including the Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank on Saturday. Event Info / Tickets

ABOUT THE TRACK
Knoxville Raceway is a semi-banked half-mile track
Track Record – 14.407 sec. set by Brooke Tatnell on May 6, 2006
Online –KnoxvilleRaceway.com

1/2-MILE WINNERS IN 2020
There have been seven races on 1/2-mile tracks in 2020.
Volusia Speedway Park: Donny Schatz won on Feb. 7, Brad Sweet won on Feb. 8 and Logan Schuchart won on Feb. 9
Knoxville Raceway: David Gravel won on May 8, Kyle Larson won on June 12 and June 13
Terre Haute Action Track: Logan Schuchart won on July 12
Williams Grove Speedway: Shane Stewart won on July 24 and David Gravel won on July 25

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2020 – David Gravel on May 8, Kyle Larson on June 12 & June 13
2019 – Brian Brown on June 14, Brad Sweet on June 15, David Gravel on Aug. 10
2018 – Donny Schatz on June 29, David Gravel on June 30, Brad Sweet on Aug. 11
2017 – Brad Sweet on June 9, Donny Schatz on June 10
2016 – Terry McCarl on June 10, Donny Schatz on June 11
2015 – Donny Schatz on June 13
2014 – Brad Sweet on June 14
2013 – Donny Schatz on May 11, Donny Schatz on June 15
2012 – Sammy Swindell on April 28, Kerry Madsen on June 9
2011 – Sammy Swindell on June 11
2010 – Brooke Tatnell on June 3, Jac Haudenschild on June 4
2009 – Donny Schatz on May 2, Terry McCarl on June 27
2008 – Donny Schatz on May 3, Shane Stewart on June 6, Donny Schatz on June 7
2007 – Donny Schatz on April 28, Terry McCarl on June 16
2006 – Joey Saldana on June 23, Donny Schatz on Oct. 7
2005 – Kraig Kinser on June 24, Steve Kinser on April 30
2004 – Craig Dollansky on June 26, Mark Kinser on May 1
2003 – Danny Lasoski on April 26, Danny Lasoski on July 5
2002 – Steve Kinser on April 26, Danny Lasoski on June 29
2001 – Danny Lasoski on April 28, Stevie Smith on June 30, Jason Meyers on July 16
2000 – Danny Lasoski on April 29, Stevie Smith on July 1, Steve Kinser on July 19
1999 – Sammy Swindell on May 1, Danny Lasoski on July 3, Danny Lasoski on July 21
1998 – Jac Haudenschild on May 2, Jac Haudenschild on July 4, Jac Haudenschild on July 22
1997 – Mark Kinser on April 26, Jac Haudenschild on July 5, Mark Kinser on July 23
1996 – Mark Kinser on April 27, Mark Kinser on June 22, Mark Kinser on July 24
1995 – Mark Kinser on May 6, Mark Kinser on June 24, Steve Kinser on July 19, Mark Kinser on Sept. 27
1994 – Dave Blaney on April 29, Steve Kinser on June 25, Steve Kinser on July 20, Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 23
1993 – Danny Lasoski on April 30, Mark Kinser on June 27, Stevie Smith on Sept. 24
1992 – Sammy Swindell on April 26, Steve Kinser on June 20, Steve Kinser on July 22, Steve Kinser on Sept. 26
1991 – Steve Kinser on April 27, Doug Wolfgang on June 22, Steve Kinser on July 24
1990 – Doug Wolfgang on April 29, Steve Kinser on June 23, Sammy Swindell on July 25
1989 – Sammy Swindell on April 29, Doug Wolfgang on June 24
1988 – Steve Kinser on April 30, Steve Kinser on June 22
1987 – Steve Kinser on April 25, Steve Kinser on June 22
1986 – Sammy Swindell on April 26, Steve Kinser on June 25, Steve Kinser on July 23
1985 – Sammy Swindell on April 28, Doug Wolfgang on Oct. 6
1984 – Sammy Swindell on July 25
1983 – Sammy Swindell on April 16, Sammy Swindell on July 27, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 16
1982 – Doug Wolfgang on April 17, Danny Smith on July 21
1981 – Steve Kinser on April 18, Doug Wolfgang on May 22, Sammy Swindell on May 23, Sammy Swindell on July 22, Doug Wolfgang on Sept. 12
1980 – Steve Kinser on April 19, Steve Kinser on April 20, Doug Wolfgang on May 31, Tim Green on Sept. 20
1979 – Sammy Swindell on April 21

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DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Bill Rose – @BillRose6_Rose
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @DonnySchatz
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Mason Daniel – @MasonDRacing
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17
Wayne Johnson – @wjr77x

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to River Cities Speedway on Fri., Aug. 21. Get tickets by clicking here.
Then, the Series returns to Red River Valley Speedway on Sat., Aug. 22 for the Red River Rumble. Get tickets by clicking here.

2020 STATS
There have been 29 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (10 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 7
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 5
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 3
4 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
5 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (33 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 10
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 8
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 8
3 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 6*
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 6
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 6*
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 6
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 6*
4 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 5
5 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 4*
6 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 3
7 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 2
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
8 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 1
– Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas – 1
– Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, Ind. – 1
– Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Jeff Halligan, Ephrata, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, Pa. – 1
*Jackson “Qualifier” winners

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (14 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 3*
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 3
2 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
3 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
*Jackson “King of the Hill Dash” winner

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (22 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 3
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 3
2 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
3 – Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Bell, Arlington Tenn. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Aryton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, Mo. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Ill. – 1
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Tim Wagaman, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Steve Buckwalter, Royersford, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (9 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Penn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenburg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Cole Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Adam Wilt, York, Pa. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (1 driver)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (22 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 19
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 12
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 10
4 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 8
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 7
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
7 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
8 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (13 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 6
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
3– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (15 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 143
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 139
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 134
4 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 105
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 104
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 61
7 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 55
8 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 45
9 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 36
10 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 32
11 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 30
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 30
12 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 27
13 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 10
14 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 3

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (17 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 3
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw Wash. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1

NEW TRACK RECORDS (2 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – TR
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. (9.995 sec. at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55)
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. (11.061 sec. at Plymouth Speedway)

2020 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 7 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brad Sweet (1)
3. Sun., Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Logan Schuchart (1)
4. Friday, March 13 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / (Canceled)
5. Saturday, March 14 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, TX / (Canceled)
6. Saturday, March 21 / USA Raceway / Tucson, AZ / (Canceled)
7. Sunday, March 22 / Arizona Speedway / San Tan Valley, AZ / (Canceled)
8. Saturday, March 28 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA / (Canceled)
9. Sunday, March 29 / Santa Maria Raceway / Nipomo, CA / (Canceled)
10. Friday April 3 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / (Canceled)
11. Saturday, April 4 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / (Canceled)
12. Friday, April 10 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA / (Canceled)
13. Saturday, April 11 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, CA / (Canceled)
14. Friday, April 17 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, CA / (Canceled)
15. Saturday, April 18 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, CA / (Canceled)
16. Friday, April 24 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / (Canceled)
17. Saturday, April 25 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / (Canceled)
18. Wednesday, May 6 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, IL / (Postponed)
19. Friday, May 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (1)
20. Friday, May 8 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / (Postponed)
21. Saturday, May 9 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / (Postponed)
22. Friday, May 15 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / (Postponed)
23. Saturday, May 16 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / (Postponed)
24. Tuesday, May 19 / Bridgeport Speedway / Swedesboro, NJ / (Postponed)
25. Fri., May 22 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (2)
26. Sat., May 23 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (1)
27. Saturday, May 23 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / (Postponed)
28. Monday, May 25 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN / (Postponed)
29. Friday, May 29 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Logan Schuchart (2)
30. Saturday, May 30 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Donny Schatz (2)
31. Friday, June 5 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Canceled
32. Friday, June 5 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (3)
33. Saturday, June 6 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, MN / Canceled
34. Saturday, June 6 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (4)
35. Friday, June 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (2)
36. Saturday, June 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (3)
37. Wednesday, June 17 / The Dirt Oval at Route 66 / Joliet, IL / Canceled
38. Friday, June 19 / Dubuque Speedway / Dubuque, IA / Canceled
39. Friday, June 19 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Short (1)
40. Saturday, June 20 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (1)
41. Saturday, June 20 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Canceled
42. Thursday, June 25 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Brad Sweet (5)
43. Friday, June 26 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (3)
44. Saturday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (4)
45. Friday, July 3 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (6)
46. Sat., July 4 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (7)
47. Friday, July 10 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA / Parker Price-Miller (1)
48. Saturday, July 11 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / David Gravel (2)
49. Sun., July 12 / Terre Haute Action Track / Terre Haute, IN / Logan Schuchart (5)
50. Tuesday, July 14 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Kyle Larson (4)
51. Tuesday, July 21 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, PA / Donny Schatz (3)
52. Thursday, July 23 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
53. Fri., July 24 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Shane Stewart (1)
54. Sat., July 25 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg. PA / David Gravel (3)
55. Saturday, Aug. 1 / Wayne County Speedway / Orrville, OH / Postponed
56. Sunday, Aug. 2 / Plymouth Speedway / Plymouth, IN / Postponed
57. Fri., Aug. 7 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
58. Sat., Aug. 8 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (5)

 

SPECTACULAR IRONMAN: Kyle Larson Reigns At I-55 To Claim Ironman Title
The 55-lap barn burner at I-55 saw multiple lead changes and drivers giving their all

PEVELY, MO – Aug. 8, 2020 – Rain was minutes away. The laps still showed five to go. Kyle Larson led with a hungry and determined Sheldon Haudenschild pushing his car to its limits to steal the lead and claim another Ironman title at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

Larson already had a hard-enough time wrestling his own car around the fast 1/3-mile track. The cushion was unforgiving if not treated with care and 55 laps gave no pleasure to tired arms. He’s made winning look easy in 2020, but to win the Ironman 55 he had to prove his worthiness of the title.

Holding on with the might and skill of a seasoned driver every time his right rear tire and the cushion disagreed on space, Larson committed to the high line of the track to make the most speed in the closing laps. At the same time, Haudenschild worked any line he could to gain an advantage on the Finley Farms #57.

His effort couldn’t match Larson’s, though. The Elk Grove, CA driver brought the crowd to their feet and opened a hole in the sky by winning his first Ironman 55 title Saturday night with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the $20,000 top prize.

“That was hard work,” said Larson, who looked to have just finished running a marathon. “A wild racetrack. I’m normally pretty calm after racing but my heart rate is still going. That was wild. You can’t say enough about everyone who helps out on this team. I tore up a car at Huset’s (Speedway) last week and these guys worked their asses off all week to get it ready.”

The Silva Motorsports crew put together a brand-new car for Larson after he wrecked the one he has dominated the year with at Huset’s. His first race in the new car was during the Friday night prelude to the Ironman and there appeared to be some bugs to still work out as Larson finished sixth – he hadn’t finished worse than second in his last five starts with the Series.

Those bugs only lasted a night as Larson and his team returned to form when the Ironman title was on the line. He qualified third, won his Drydene Heat Race and then dominated the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

However, the early events were baby steps compared to the grueling and spellbinding marathon he had to run in the 55-lap Feature.

Larson led the first four laps of the Feature but bicycled off the cushion in Turn 4 and allowed second-place Jacob Allen to close on him. Allen then dove underneath Larson entering Turn 3 and slid in front of him to officially take the lead on Lap 5.

Allen said earlier in the day he needed to eat his Wheaties to be able to hang on for 55 laps around the fast-tacky track. He proved he did by initially pulling away from Larson after taking the lead. However, Larson closed back in on the Drydene #1A in traffic. Allen continued to prove his strength by holding off attacks by Larson lap after lap.

While they battled, Shane Stewart, in third, closed in. With 39 laps still to go, Stewart launched his Indy Race Parts #71 under both Larson and Allen in Turn 1 and sped down the backstretch with the lead.

For the next 34 laps, Stewart – the 2015 Ironman – held command out front. Behind him, Allen, Larson, Haudenschild and two-time Ironman champion Rico Abreu brawled for second. Larson nearly saw his night come to an end while battling with Abreu for second.

Abreu threw his car underneath Larson entering Turn 1, feeding Larson his right rear and sending the white #57 up the track and into the cushion. Larson’s rear end bounced off the cushion, sending his car sideways and facing the inside wall. He perfected a brilliant save and only lost one position to Haudenschild.

“I was so tight,” Larson said. “I felt good early out in clean air. The cushion was getting bigger and I was getting tighter. Jacob (Allen) got by. I was just praying the track would come to us. Wasn’t quite sure. I felt like at times I’m good. Then I’d get closer to people and I’d get really tight. It made it easy to make mistakes. Even when I wasn’t tight. The track did finally come to us.”

Soon after, a caution came out for Hunter Schuerenburg stopping on track. When the race resumed, Abreu jumped the cushion in Turn 4, bouncing around like a bucking bull. That allowed Haudenschild and Larson get by.

With 20 laps to go, the track conformed to Larson’s liking. He was able to put his car back on the cushion and rip the top. That led him back by Haudenschild for second and then to Stewart’s pumper with 10 laps to go.

Charging down the front stretch with a head of steam, Larson launched underneath Stewart going into Turn 1 and slid in front of him to reclaim the lead on the exit of Turn 2. Haudenschild also made his way by Stewart four laps later and then aimed to hunt down Larson.

With rain minutes away, the laps still showing five to go and Larson out front with a hungry and determined Haudenschild behind him, the conclusion to the Ironman left everyone at the edge of their seat.

Larson’s Ironman win is his 13th career World of Outlaws victory – tying him with Brooke Tatnell and Terry McCarl for 34th on the all-time wins list – and his fifth win of the year – second at I-55 this year.

Haudenschild’s runner-up finish concluded a solid weekend for the Wooster, OH driver and his Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing as they won Friday night and gained points in the championship battle. Haudenschild is fifth in points – 80 points back from leader Brad Sweet.

“We came here to win and gave our best effort,” Haudenschild said. “Congratulations to Larson and his team. They’ve been really good. So has my team. Hats off to my guys, Nickolas. Ripper and Drew. They’ve been busting their ass and working hard to win these races. We wanted to get this NOS Energy Drink #17 in the winner’s circle, but we’ll take a second.”

Stewart, who had to settle for third, said he feels like he gave the race away.

“My car was so good,” said Stewart, of Bixby, OK. “I knew the track was going to change a little bit, but that cushion was so gnarly. I did hit it wrong a few times. It wasn’t from a lack of effort from my guys. We work so hard. We don’t race full-time but every time we show up, we’re competitive.”

Points leader and reigning champion Brad Sweet finished 10th, allowing the four drivers behind him in points to close in. Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz and Logan Schuchart are now tied for second – 20 points behind Sweet.

For Larson, points are of no concern. He's happy collecting trophies and celebrating with confetti and the occasional rain shower in Victory Lane.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Knoxville Raceway for “The One and Only” three-day event, Aug. 13-15, which includes the $50,000-to-win Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank on Saturday. Get tickets by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can still watch all three days of racing live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (55 Laps) – 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1][$20,000]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$6,000]; 3. 71-Shane Stewart [4][$3,750]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [5][$3,250]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$2,750]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [3][$2,500]; 7. 2-Carson Macedo [9][$2,400]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12][$2,300]; 9. 41-David Gravel [8][$2,200]; 10. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$2,100]; 11. 83-Daryn Pittman [16][$1,700]; 12. 39-Sammy Swindell [10][$1,400]; 13. 96-Parker Price-Miller [15][$1,300]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$1,200]; 15. 13-Paul McMahan [18][$1,100]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [21][$1,000]; 17. 70-Cale Thomas [11][$1,000]; 18. 23B-Brian Bell [17][$1,000]; 19. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [19][$1,000]; 20. 51B-Joe Miller [20][$1,000]; 21. 21-Carson Short [23][$1,000]; 22. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [14][$1,000]; 23. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [22][$1,000]; 24. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [24][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson 1-4, 48-55; Jacob Allen 5-17; Shane Stewart 18-47; KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-Daryn Pittman[+5]

Qualifying – 1. 71-Shane Stewart, 10.165; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.178; 3. 57-Kyle Larson, 10.187; 4. 41-David Gravel, 10.199; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.203; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 10.216; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.218; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.243; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.271; 10. 39-Sammy Swindell, 10.305; 11. 96-Parker Price-Miller, 10.325; 12. 83-Daryn Pittman, 10.332; 13. 2-Carson Macedo, 10.341; 14. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 10.346; 15. 70-Cale Thomas, 10.349; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 10.35; 17. 7S-Jason Sides, 10.389; 18. 13-Paul McMahan, 10.404; 19. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg, 10.409; 20. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 10.433; 21. 23B-Brian Bell, 10.451; 22. 99-Skylar Gee, 10.5; 23. 33M-Mason Daniel, 10.513; 24. 51B-Joe Miller, 10.582; 25. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, 10.583; 26. 21-Carson Short, 10.586; 27. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 10.602; 28. 35-Zach Hampton, 10.609; 29. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 10.652; 30. 9K-Kyle Schuett, 10.748; 31. 6-Bill Rose, 10.762; 32. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 10.967

 

 

 

FULL FLEX: Sheldon Haudenschild Wins Night Before The Ironman
Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing picks up its second win of 2020 in dominating fashion

PEVELY, MO – Aug. 8, 2020 – Sheldon Haudenschild has excelled when redemption is an added trophy for the second time in 2020.

The Wooster, OH driver earned his first win of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season at Lincoln Speedway, where he didn’t qualify for the event last year. He then claimed his second victory of the season Friday night during the Night Before the Ironman at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, where he missed an opportunity to win in May when he flipped while leading.

The victory came in dominating fashion as he’s turned the 1/3-mile track into his personal playground. The raceway was built 16 years before Haudenschild was born, but he drives the track like it was built with him in mind. He runs a masterclass of ripping the top and even when he's forced off the high groove to pass cars in traffic, he’s still able to find speed.

“I don’t know if there is a secret,” Haudenschild said about his ability to master I-55. “It’s a combo of everything. Having the confidence in this race car and being really comfortable.”

However, while he dominated the night, leading 34 of the 35 laps, he was still forced to work for the win. Throughout the majority of the race, reigning champion Brad Sweet kept Haudenschild in sight and was never shy about letting him know the NAPA Auto Parts #49 was on his tail.

Sweet, who won the Night Before the Ironman last year, dove under Haudenschild in turns three and four on the first lap to claim the top spot and lead the first lap. Haudenschild had the better run off Turn 4, though, from running high, and crossed underneath Sweet down the front stretch to reclaim the lead by the time they reached Turn 1.

Multiple early cautions fizzled their battle but when the race saw consecutive green flag laps, the fans in the stands and those watching on DIRTVision saw a war for the lead with Haudenschild blazing around the high side of the track and Sweet continuously throwing his car underneath Haudenschild every corner. At times, they’d exit Turn 4 side by side, inches apart, able to reach out and touch each other.

About halfway through the race Sweet was able to dive far enough underneath the NOS Energy Drink #17 car to slide in front of him and take the lead on the exit of the turn, but a caution came out before the lap was completed. The lead went back to Haudenschild and ultimately the race.

Despite his valiant efforts to try and claim another I-55 win, Sweet couldn’t keep pace with Haudenschild in the closing stage of the event. Haudenschild sliced through lap traffic with ease in the final 10 laps, while Sweet struggled to do the same. That allowed Haudenschild to pull away and bring his Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing team to Victory Lane for the second time this year and for the second time at I-55.

“She was on the fence and fast,” Haudenschild said about the track. “It wasn’t powder up there. It was tacky and grabby. I definitely got tight on the right rear a few times and pushed. I was waiting to see Brad’s nose after I did that. I feel like we recovered from our mistakes and learned on that (early) restart. So, I couldn’t ask for much more.”

Sweet’s runner-up finish is his second in a row at the track and third podium finish in a row, as well. While he has two World of Outlaws victories at the track, he’ll be on the hunt for his first Ironman title Saturday night.

“Sheldon, he’s just a gasser,” said Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA. “He was up on the fence and you had to be aggressive. He’s a Haudenschild for sure. I was watching him make moves. It was fun to watch… It’s good to be on the podium. That was a tough 35 laps. We’ve got to make our car a touch better. There’s things we can take away from tonight and go after that Ironman 55.”

Rico Abreu raced his way from seventh to third in the 35-lap event, passing Schatz and Schuchart in the closing stage of the race to steal a podium finish. He’s a two-time Ironman title holder and now has the car to try and score his third.

Haudenschild’s win helped him close within 100 points of the championship battle. Sitting fifth, he is now 96 points behind Sweet, who continues to lead. And while Sweet lost points to Haudenschild, he gained on the rest. He is now 24 points ahead of Logan Schuchart – who finished fifth – and 30 points ahead of third-place Donny Schatz – who finished fourth. Carson Macedo, who finished 8th after starting 19th – earning the KSE Hard Charger award – is fourth in points, 82 points behind Sweet.

They’ll all be gunning for the prestigious Ironman title and $20,000 payday Saturday night. For Haudenschild, he said continued consistency of running smooth laps like he did Friday night could help land to back to back Ironman wins.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 for the Ironman 55 Saturday, Aug. 8. Get tickets by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1][$8,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$4,000]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [7][$2,500]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$2,200]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$2,100]; 6. 57-Kyle Larson [9][$2,000]; 7. 71-Shane Stewart [5][$1,800]; 8. 2-Carson Macedo [19][$1,600]; 9. 41-Parker Price-Miller [8][$1,500]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [20][$1,300]; 11. 39-Sammy Swindell [10][$1,200]; 12. 13-Paul McMahan [17][$1,100]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$1,000]; 14. 70-Cale Thomas [13][$700]; 15. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [18][$600]; 16. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [21][$600]; 17. 35-Zach Hampton [14][$600]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [11][$600]; 19. 99-Skylar Gee [23][$600]; 20. 51B-Joe Miller [22][$600]; 21. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [15][$600]; 22. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [12][$600]; 23. 83-Daryn Pittman [16][$600]; 24. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [24][$600]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1, Sheldon Haudenschild 2-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Carson Macedo[+11]

Qualifying – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.335; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.356; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.378; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.397; 5. 41-Parker Price-Miller, 10.451; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 10.46; 7. 70-Cale Thomas, 10.46; 8. 71-Shane Stewart, 10.48; 9. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 10.518; 10. 24-Rico Abreu, 10.547; 11. 35-Zach Hampton, 10.565; 12. 57-Kyle Larson, 10.568; 13. 83-Daryn Pittman, 10.6; 14. 7S-Jason Sides, 10.612; 15. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 10.618; 16. 39-Sammy Swindell, 10.634; 17. 13-Paul McMahan, 10.642; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.648; 19. 2-Carson Macedo, 10.648; 20. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, 10.699; 21. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg, 10.776; 22. 23B-Brian Bell, 10.778; 23. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 10.781; 24. 9K-Kyle Schuett, 10.796; 25. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 10.827; 26. 97-Tommy Worley, 10.836; 27. 6-Bill Rose, 10.842; 28. 33M-Mason Daniel, 10.852; 29. 99-Skylar Gee, 10.891; 30. 51B-Joe Miller, 10.913; 31. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 11.412

 

 

ONE AND ONLY CLASS: Star-studded field of drivers set for historic Knoxville weekend
70 drivers to compete in “The One and Only” event at Knoxville Raceway Aug. 13-15

KNOXVILLE, IA – Aug. 6, 2020 – Seventy drivers from 16 states and three countries will come together at Knoxville Raceway for “The One and Only” to make history with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Aug. 13-15.

Among them include reigning Series champion Brad Sweet, 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, 2019 Knoxville Nationals winner David Gravel, motorsports-star Kyle Larson, reigning Knoxville Raceway track champion Brian Brown and rising-star Sheldon Haudenschild – most of whom will first compete for the Ironman 55 title Aug. 7-8.

While they won’t be competing for a Knoxville Nationals win this year, due to restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the star-studded field will still compete for the largest Sprint Car purse of the year. More than $400,000 in purse winnings is on the line between the three days. Thursday and Friday’s events will pay $10,000-to-win, while Saturday’s Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank will pay $50,000-to-win and $3,000-to-start.

“In today’s times, with the way things are, every race is a blessing,” said 10-time Knoxville Nationals winner Donny Schatz. “It’s what keeps these teams going. Keeps our partners excited. It’s a great week for us to be in one spot. Everybody is going to come and have a great time.”

All three nights will also see an exciting new format with Thursday and Friday’s events holding valuable importance to secure a prime starting position for Saturday’s race.

(RELATED: ‘The One and Only’ Format: Knoxville Set To Make History Aug. 13-15)

Tickets for “The One and Only” are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can still watch all three nights of racing live on DIRTVision.

Below are some of the notable drivers who will be in attendance:

KNOXVILLE NATIONALS WINNERS:
David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, thrives when the pressure is on at Knoxville Raceway. He won his first Knoxville Nationals title last year with corporate sponsor Axalta on board and mentor Jeff Gordon in attendance – it was also Jason Johnson Racing’s second Nationals win. Then, when the Series returned to the track in May after a long hiatus, he visited Victory Lane at the half-mile for the third time in his career with the World of Outlaws. He also won the Capitani Classic last year.

Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, is the reigning World of Outlaws champion and the 2018 Knoxville Nationals champion. He and his Kasey Kahne Racing team have been the class of the field again this year with seven wins, so far. He finished second to Kyle Larson at the last Knoxville World of Outlaws race this year in June and is poised to win big at the track again.

Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, holds 10 World of Outlaws titles and 10 Knoxville Nationals titles. He also has 11 World of Outlaws wins at the Knoxville – his last coming in 2018. He and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team are having what some may consider an “off-year” with just three wins, so far, as they continue to work on the development of the Ford FPS 410 engine. However, Schatz has been fast on half-miles this year and earned a runner-up finish at Knoxville in June.

Sammy Swindell, of Bartlett, TN, is not slowing down at 64 years old. The three-time World of Outlaws champion and 1983 Knoxville Nationals champion has teamed with his son Kevin Swindell to drive the Swindell Speedlab #39 machine this year. In their first two races together with the World of Outlaws this year at Knoxville in June, Swindell earned a top-10 in both races. He has 50 career wins at the raceway.

Kraig Kinser, of Bloomington, IN, won the Knoxville Nationals in 2005. He has four Feature wins at the track – one being a World of Outlaws event in 2005. He and his Kinser Racing team have struggled at Knoxville this year, unable to crack the top-20 and will be on the hunt to turn their fortunes around during “The One and Only.”

Tim Shaffer, of Aliquippa, PA, is a 27-time World of Outlaws winner and the 2010 Knoxville Nationals champion. While he has four Feature wins at Knoxville, none have come with the World of Outlaws, yet. He’ll be back behind the wheel of the Demyan-Rudzik Racing #49X for “The One and Only” event.

ADDITIONAL CHAMPIONS AND WINNERS:
Kyle Larson, of Elk Grove, CA, has already put together a historic season of his own in 2020. He’s won 33 races – among Sprint Cars and Midgets – in 63 events since November of 2019. Four of those wins were with the World of Outlaws, and of them two were his sweep of the Knoxville races in June. He also beat the All Star Circuit of Champions at Knoxville at the beginning of August.

Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, is having a career year in 2020 with five wins, so far, and still in contention for the Series championship. He had an incredible run at the Knoxville Nationals last year, charging from 22nd to second and backed that up with two podium finishes at the track this year.

Daryn Pittman, of Owasso, OK, is the 2013 World of Outlaws champion and finished third at the Knoxville Nationals last year. He’s never won a World of Outlaws event at the track but has been speed there for the last year and a half with his Roth Motorsports team. He’s had four top-fives in his last six starts at the track – three of them podium finishes. He led laps early at the last race there in June but got involved in an accident.

Rico Abreu, of St. Helena, CA, recently won a thrilling track event at Knoxville Raceway in July, earning his second career win at the track. He has eight wins with the World of Outlaws, but none, yet, at Knoxville. In his two starts at the track with the Series this year, his best finish was eighth.

Brian Brown, of Grain Valley, MO, is the three-time and defending 410 track champion at Knoxville Raceway. He currently sits fifth on the all-time wins list at the track with 52 trips to Victory Lane at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World.” One of those Knoxville wins came against the World of Outlaws last year.

Aaron Reutzel, of Clute, TX, is the two-time and defending All Star Circuit of Champions title holder. He earned the pole for the Knoxville Nationals last year and ended up fifth. He’s picked up two wins at the track this year but has yet to win there against the World of Outlaws.

Terry McCarl, of Altoona, IA, is a seven-time 410 track champion at Knoxville Raceway and holds the most Feature wins at Knoxville Raceway among all of the drivers entered for "The One and Only" event with 59. Three of those wins were against the World of Outlaws – the last coming in 2016.

FULL ROSTER:
Car # First Name Last name Hometown
1A Jacob Allen Hanover, PA
1S Logan Schuchart Hanover, PA
2 Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA
2C Wayne Johnson Oklahoma City, OK
2K Kevin Ingle Huron, SD
2KS Brooke Tatnell Sans Souci, NSW, AU
2M Kerry Madsen St. Mary's, NSW, AU
3 Ayrton Gennetten Gravois Mills, MO
3P Sawyer Phillips Pleasantville, IA
3Z Brock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA
4 Terry McCarl Altoona, IA
5 Ian Madsen St. Mary's, NSW, AU
5C Colby Copeland Roseville, CA
6 Bill Rose Plainfield, IN
7 Tim Kaeding San Jose, CA
7BC Tyler Courtney Tea, SD
7S Jason Sides Indianapolis, IN
7TAZ Tasker Phillips Bartlett, TN
7X Justin Henderson Pleasantville, IA
O9 Matt Juhl Tea, SD
9 James McFadden Warrnombool, VIC, AU
9W Ryan Giles Grimes, IA
11 Zeb Wise Angola, IN
11K Kraig Kinser Bloomington, IN
12N Joey Saldana Brownsburg, IN
13 Paul McMahan Nashville, TN
14 Parker Price-Miller Kokomo, IN
14K Tori Knutson Monticello, MN
15 Donny Schatz Fargo, ND
15H Sam Hafertepe Jr Sunnyvale, TX
17 Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH
17A Austin McCarl Altoona, IA
17B Josh Baughman Odessa, TX
17W Shane Golobic Fremont, CA
18 Gio Scelzi Fresno, CA
19 Shane Stewart Bixby, Ok
19P Paige Polyak Tiffin, OH
20 AJ Moeller Rockwell City, IA
21 Brian Brown Grain Valley, MO
24 Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA
26 Cory Eliason Visalia, CA
27 Tucker Klaasmeyer Paolo, KS
27C Carson McCarl Altoona, IA
28 Scott Bogucki McLaren Vale, SA, AU
33M Mason Daniel Springville, CA
35 Zach Hampton Indianapolis, IN
39 Sammy Swindell Germantown, TN
39M Anthony Macri Dillsburg, PA
41 David Gravel Watertown, CT
41S Dominic Scelzi Fresno, CA
42 Sye Lynch Apollo, PA
44 Chris Martin Ankeny, IA
44S Trey Starks Puyullap, WA
R44 Jeff Swindell Bartlett, TN
48 Danny Dietrich Gettysburg, PA
49 Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA
49J Josh Schneiderman West Burlington, IA
49X Tim Shaffer Aliquippa, PA
55 Hunter Schuerenburg Sikeston, MO
56 Joe Simbro Swan, IA
56N Davey Heskin St. Michael, MN
57 Kyle Larson Elk Grove, CA
64 Scotty Thiel Sheyboygan, WI
70 Cale Thomas Fairland, IN
71 Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN
83 Daryn Pittman Owasso, OK
83R Lynton Jeffery Sydney, NSW, AU
87 Aaron Ruetzel Clute, TX
88 Kyle Offill Tracy, CA
99 Skylar Gee Leduc, AB, CAN

 

 

PENALTY REPORT: Jeff Halligan suspended, fined for failing tire test

 By World of Outlaws | August 5, 2020

World of Outlaws officials have issued a suspension and fine to Sprint Car Driver Jeff Halligan and Team Jeff Halligan Racing for failing a tire test after competing with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Lincoln Speedway on July 23.

Tire samples were taken from the right rear tire Halligan used during time trials at the event and sent to an independent laboratory for testing of chemically altering substances in the tires in a comparative analysis.

The test revealed the tire had been altered and did not match or conform to the benchmarks provided by Hoosier Tire Company. Additional analysis verified the primary laboratory findings.

Due to the violation, Halligan has been fined, in total, $2,920 – $2,000 fine, $120 tire analysis fee and loss of the $800 purse winnings from the event – suspended from all World Racing Group events for the remainder of the 2020 season and lost 1,000 Series points for the 2020 season.

The Series’ ruling on tires is as follows:

15.10 Tires

B. The altering of any tire compound, by any means will not be permitted. Chemical alteration of the tread carcass and/or tread compound, such as tire “soaking” and or the introduction of tread “softener” and/or the physical defacement (removal, altering and/or covering) of tire sidewall markings in any manner will not be permitted. If any competitor is found to have altered their tires any penalty deemed appropriate by World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Officials may be issued. The rear drive tires may be protested by another competitor following the protest rules as stated in section 11.2.

a. Any tire may be inspected and/or analyzed for alteration at any time. This will consist of a process as determined by the independent laboratory that performs the analysis. A “Chain of Custody” process will be outlined with the competitor upon inspection of the tires. b. The analysis process will require shipment of the tire to the selected laboratory. Additional race event(s) may be completed before a determination is made. If a penalty is issued, the event(s) that fell into the analysis time period while the tire(s) were being analyzed will be considered as part of the penalty time period.

 

 

POSITIVE MIND: Jacob Allen finds new groove in 2020
The Shark Racing driver will go for his first Ironman 55 win this weekend

PEVELY, MO – Aug. 5, 2020 – Jacob Allen is on track for one of the best seasons of his career. And you don’t need to look at his statistics to tell.

His smile is brighter. There’s confidence in his stance. And his head no longer hangs low.

That mentality has put the Shark Racing driver, of Hanover, PA, inside the top-five and top-10 on a more consistent basis and in contention on multiple occasions to try and capture his first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win this year.

He ended the 2019 season 12th in points with two top-fives, 17 top-10s and 42 laps led. With still half of the 2020 season to go, Allen currently sits ninth in points with four top-fives, nine top-10s and 23 laps led. The highest he's finished in points, so far, in his career is 11th in 2018.

“I think I just took the off season, the time that we had down, and changed some things with myself away from the racetrack,” Allen said. “Just thinking about my attitude during races and how I approach things. I think that has helped. I’ve been working out and eating healthy. Just thinking about life, a lot better and I think that’s made me a lot happier and a better leader to my teammates. I think that’s just been a consistent thing to the entire 2020. It’s been good for the racing.”

This weekend, for the Ironman 55 doubleheader, he returns to the site of his first good run of the year at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. When the Series returned to the 1/3-mile track in May, Allen won his Drydene Heat Race, the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and led early before fading to fifth in his Drydene #1A. While the result was another missed chance at a win, Allen didn’t hang his head. He stayed positive and excited.

A week later he had a chance to win at Lake Ozark Speedway before flipping in Turn 1. A couple of weeks after that he battled with Carson Macedo and Brad Sweet for the lead at Tri-State Speedway before a lap car spun in front of him. And recently, he had his best run of the year at Lincoln Speedway, leading the first 14 laps and ended up third – his first podium since April of 2019.

Each race, again, saw him inch closer and closer to his first Series win. And like at I-55, he never hung his head at any of the results. They only fueled his winning desire more.

“There’s been good chances to win races for me, but there’s been what people call “bad luck,” Allen said. “I don’t get upset about that. I just look at is as, I’m up front. I work hard at it. I race hard at it and I try to get better each and every night. And eventually it will turn around and it will be great.

“The wins are going to come. When I’m working as hard as I am and as focus as I’ve been, I don’t see where it can’t not happen. I look forward to that day.”

He’ll have two more chances to improve his May run at I-55 this weekend on Fri., Aug. 7 and Sat., Aug. 8 and try to win the Ironman 55 like his teammate Logan Schuchart did in 2018. A good run there will also help him carry momentum into the historic three-day event at Knoxville Raceway on Aug. 13-15. But no matter the outcomes, Allen will still keep his bright smile, confident stance and his head held high.

(RELATED: Massive $400,000 in Prize Money at Stake When World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Bring ‘The ONE and Only’ to Knoxville Raceway Aug. 13-15)

“I know I haven’t won an Outlaw race, but as far as this year I feel so good physically and mentally,” Allen said. “I prepare really hard for these races.

“It will get better. I’m happy and I’m having fun. That’s all that matters.”

If you can’t make it to the track, you can still watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Elusive Ironman Title On The Line At I-55
Haudenschild will look to repeat while others hunt for their first Ironman win Aug. 7-8

PEVELY, MO – Aug. 4, 2020 – The stamina and strength of the greatest Sprint Car drivers in the world will be put to the test this weekend at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 for the prestigious Ironman 55.

Drivers will compete in a doubleheader event at the fast 1/3-mile track, running 35 laps on Fri., Aug. 7 and then 55 laps on Sat., Aug. 8 – the longest World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event of the year.

With $28,000 on the line to win between the two nights and a special dumbbell trophy presented to the winner Saturday night, drivers will be pushing their cars and their bodies to the edge to claim the Ironman title.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can still watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

Here are the top storylines to follow this weekend:

HISTORIC HAUD: Sheldon Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, enters the Ironman 55 weekend looking to hold on to the title he claimed with a historic win last year. He won his first Ironman by more than 10 seconds over 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, lapped up to the top-five and led 45 of the 55 laps in the caution free event.

He was on track to pull off a similar feat at the 1/3-mile track in May by taking the lead early and running away with it, but a mistake in Turn 1 resulted in him flipping over the cushion. He and his Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing team are poised to put their NOS Energy Drink #17 back in Victory Lane with their recent run of 18 top-10 finishes in a row in the last 19 events – including their win at Lincoln Speedway.

TOP CAT: Reigning champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, is the winningest driver on 1/3-mile tracks, so far, this year. He won at I-55 in May and swept the weekend at Beaver Dam Raceway. His brother-in-law Kyle Larson has the second most, having won at I-55 in May and his last race with the Series at Attica Raceway Park.

Both drivers were the only two to finish on the podium during the spring doubleheader event at I-55, as well.

Sweet reclaimed the points after the last race at Williams Grove Speedway, after a wild two weeks of rare issues for both he and Donny Schatz. He’s currently 18 points ahead of Schuchart and 26 points ahead of Schatz. So, while he and his NAPA Auto Parts Kasey Kahne Racing team hunt for their first Ironman title together, they’ll also be looking for two good points nights.

DETERMINED SCHATZ: After claiming the points lead for a week, 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz fell back to third in points when a mechanical issue took him out of the race during the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove. He and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team will be digging to rebound during the Ironman weekend.

Prior to the issue, they hadn’t finished worse than second in five of their last seven races – including getting their third win of the year at Lernerville Speedway.

Of all the accolades Schatz was acquired, the Ironman is one he’s still chasing after. He has two wins at the 1/3-mile track, though – the most recent coming in 2015. He finished seventh and eighth, respectively, at the speedway in May.

SHARK STRENGTH: Shark Racing has proven it has the strength and speed to go after another Ironman title this year. Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA – who has five wins already this season, including a win at the 1/3-mile Lake Ozark Speedway – won the Ironman in 2018. His teammate, and fellow Hanover, PA-native, Jacob Allen showed speed at the track in May, leading laps and earning his first top-five of the year there.

The two Drydene drivers are coming into the doubleheader weekend with the momentum of solid runs during the PA swing. Both finished on the podium at Lincoln Speedway, where Allen also led several laps. And they also finished inside the top-five at the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove.

DOUBLE DUTY GRAVEL: David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, will have a busy weekend ahead of him. He’ll make his NASCAR Truck Series debut Friday night and then make the trip to Pevely, MO on Saturday to go after his first Ironman title. Parker Price-Miller will fill in for him Friday night as Jason Johnson Racing is in the contention for the team championship – only 26 points back from the lead.

Gravel is the most recent winner in the Series, picking up his first Summer Nationals victory at Williams Grove a couple of weeks ago. A win at I-55 this weekend would be his second at the track – his first came in 2016. He has one win at a 1/3-mile track this year, as well, but he’ll look for big improvements from his May performances at I-55 where he finished sixth and 17th, respectively.

PITTMAN ON VICTORY HUNT: Of all the full-time drivers on the World of Outlaws tour, Daryn Pittman, of Owasso, OK, is the winningest driver at I-55 with three victories – the most recent coming in 2018.

The 1/3-mile track has been one of his best. He’s finished outside the top-10 only seven times in 33 races at the track and has finished inside the top-five half of the time. He finished third at the Ironman last year but finished outside the top-10 in both May events.

Pittman and his Roth Motorsports team are still searching for their first win of 2020. A victory at I-55 could help set them on a path to many more.

SPEEDY STEWART: Shane Stewart, of Bixby, OK, found his footing in Bernie Stuebgen’s Indy Race Parts #71 at I-55 in May. He finished fourth and sixth, respectively, and then went on a run of five top-10 finishes in a row with the team. Eventually, their solid chemistry together resulted in a win Williams Grove last month.

Stewart will be chasing his second Ironman title this weekend. His first came in 2015 – also his sole victory at the track.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Fri., Aug. 7 and Sat., Aug. 8, at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, in Pevely, MO, for the Ironman 55. Event Info/Tickets

ABOUT THE TRACK
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 is a high-banked 1/3-mile track
Track Record – 9.995 sec. set by Kyle Larson on May 22, 2020
Online – FederatedAutoPartsRaceway.com

1/3-MILE WINNERS IN 2020
There have been nine races on a 1/3-mile track in 2020.
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55: Brad Sweet won on May 22 and Kyle Larson won on May 23
Lake Ozark Speedway: Logan Schuchart won on May 29 and Donny Schatz won on May 30
Beaver Dam Raceway: Brad Sweet won on June 5 and June 6
34 Raceway: Parker Price-Miller won on July 10
Wilmot Raceway: David Gravel won on July 11
Attica Raceway Park: Kyle Larson won on July 14

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 PREVIOUS WINNERS
2020 – Brad Sweet on May 22, Kyle Larson on May 23
2019 – Brad Sweet on Aug 2, Sheldon Haudenschild on Aug. 3
2018 – Daryn Pittman on April 21, Rico Abreu on Aug. 3, Logan Schuchart on Aug. 4
2017 – Daryn Pittman on Aug. 4
2016 – David Gravel on Aug. 5, Rico Abreu on Aug. 6
2015 – Christopher Bell on May 2, Donny Schatz on Aug. 7, Shane Stewart on Aug. 8
2014 – Sammy Swindell on April 26, Paul McMahan on Aug. 1, Kerry Madsen on Aug. 2
2013 – Craig Dollansky on Aug. 3
2012 – Craig Dollansky on Oct. 13, Jason Sides on Oct. 13
2011 – Craig Dollansky on Aug. 5
2010 – Joey Saldana on April 17, Tim Shaffer on Aug. 6, Jason Meyers on Aug. 7
2009 – Craig Dollansky on Aug. 7, Joey Saldana on Aug. 8
2008 – Jason Meyers on April 5
2007 – Joey Saldana on July 7
2006 – Donny Schatz on April 1, Brooke Tatnell on July 8
2005 – Kraig Kinser on April 2, Chad Kemenah on July 8
2004 – Craig Dollansky on April 17, Danny Lasoski on Aug. 7
2003 – Steve Kinser on April 12, Tyler Walker on July 12
2002 – Jac Haudenschild on March 30, Daryn Pittman on July 13
2001 – Randy Hannagan on March 24, Stevie Smith on July 14
2000 – Jac Haudenschild on July 22
1999 – Jac Haudenschild on July 24
1998 – Stevie Smith on July 25, Andy Hillenburg on Oct. 10
1997 – Mark Kinser on May 18, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 11
1996 – Mark Kinser on June 12
1992 – Steve Kinser on June 10
1991 – Sammy Swindell on May 4
1990 – Sammy Swindell on April 14
1989 – Doug Wolfgang on April 15, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 11
1988 – Steve Kinser on April 23
1987 – Brad Doty on April 22, Steve Kinser on Sept. 25

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DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Bill Rose – @BillRose6_Rose
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @DonnySchatz
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Mason Daniel – @MasonDRacing
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17
Wayne Johnson – @wjr77x

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Knoxville Raceway to make history once again with “The One and Only” three-day event (Aug. 13-15) which includes the Brownells Capitani Classic presented Great Southern Bank. Get tickets by clicking here.

2020 STATS
There have been 27 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (10 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 7
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
4– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 3
5 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (33 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 10
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 7
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 7
4 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 6*
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 6
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 6*
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 5
6 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4*
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 4*
7 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 2
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
8 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 1
– Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas – 1
– Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, Ind. – 1
– Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Jeff Halligan, Ephrata, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, Pa. – 1
*Jackson “Qualifier” winners

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (14 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 3*
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
2 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
3 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
*Jackson “King of the Hill Dash” winner

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (21 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 3
2 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 2
3 – Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Bell, Arlington Tenn. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Aryton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, Mo. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Ill. – 1
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Tim Wagaman, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Steve Buckwalter, Royersford, Pa. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (9 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Penn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenburg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Cole Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Adam Wilt, York, Pa. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (1 driver)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (21 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 18
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 12
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 10
4 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 7
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 7
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 5
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
7 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
8 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (13 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 6
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
3 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (15 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 143
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 138
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 122
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 104
5 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 71
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 61
7 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 45
8 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 32
9 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 30
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 30
10 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 27
11 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 25
12 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 23
13 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 10
14 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 3

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (17 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
3 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw Wash. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1

NEW TRACK RECORDS (2 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – TR
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. (9.995 sec. at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55)
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. (11.061 sec. at Plymouth Speedway)

2020 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 7 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brad Sweet (1)
3. Sun., Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Logan Schuchart (1)
4. Friday, March 13 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / (Canceled)
5. Saturday, March 14 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, TX / (Canceled)
6. Saturday, March 21 / USA Raceway / Tucson, AZ / (Canceled)
7. Sunday, March 22 / Arizona Speedway / San Tan Valley, AZ / (Canceled)
8. Saturday, March 28 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA / (Canceled)
9. Sunday, March 29 / Santa Maria Raceway / Nipomo, CA / (Canceled)
10. Friday April 3 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / (Canceled)
11. Saturday, April 4 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / (Canceled)
12. Friday, April 10 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA / (Canceled)
13. Saturday, April 11 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, CA / (Canceled)
14. Friday, April 17 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, CA / (Canceled)
15. Saturday, April 18 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, CA / (Canceled)
16. Friday, April 24 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / (Canceled)
17. Saturday, April 25 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / (Canceled)
18. Wednesday, May 6 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, IL / (Postponed)
19. Friday, May 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (1)
20. Friday, May 8 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / (Postponed)
21. Saturday, May 9 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / (Postponed)
22. Friday, May 15 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / (Postponed)
23. Saturday, May 16 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / (Postponed)
24. Tuesday, May 19 / Bridgeport Speedway / Swedesboro, NJ / (Postponed)
25. Fri., May 22 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (2)
26. Sat., May 23 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (1)
27. Saturday, May 23 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / (Postponed)
28. Monday, May 25 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN / (Postponed)
29. Friday, May 29 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Logan Schuchart (2)
30. Saturday, May 30 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Donny Schatz (2)
31. Friday, June 5 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Canceled
32. Friday, June 5 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (3)
33. Saturday, June 6 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, MN / Canceled
34. Saturday, June 6 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (4)
35. Friday, June 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (2)
36. Saturday, June 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (3)
37. Wednesday, June 17 / The Dirt Oval at Route 66 / Joliet, IL / Canceled
38. Friday, June 19 / Dubuque Speedway / Dubuque, IA / Canceled
39. Friday, June 19 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Short (1)
40. Saturday, June 20 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (1)
41. Saturday, June 20 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Canceled
42. Thursday, June 25 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Brad Sweet (5)
43. Friday, June 26 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (3)
44. Saturday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (4)
45. Friday, July 3 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (6)
46. Sat., July 4 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (7)
47. Friday, July 10 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA / Parker Price-Miller (1)
48. Saturday, July 11 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / David Gravel (2)
49. Sun., July 12 / Terre Haute Action Track / Terre Haute, IN / Logan Schuchart (5)
50. Tuesday, July 14 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Kyle Larson (4)
51. Tuesday, July 21 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, PA / Donny Schatz (3)
52. Thursday, July 23 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
53. Fri., July 24 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Shane Stewart (1)
54. Sat., July 25 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg. PA / David Gravel (3)
55. Sat., Aug. 1 / Wayne County Speedway / Orrville, OH / Postponed
56. Sun., Aug. 2 / Plymouth Speedway / Plymouth, IN / Postponed

 

 

World of Outlaws and Sea FoamŪ Sales Company Announce Digital, At-Track Partnership

CONCORD, NC — The World of Outlaws and Sea FoamŪ Sales Company are partnering on digital and at-track elements in 2020 beginning with this weekend’s World of Outlaws events in Indiana and Ohio.

Sea FoamŪ has been part of the automotive industry for more than 75 years and is one of the best-selling automotive additives in North America. Sea FoamŪ products have attracted a passionate following as the proven choice for mechanics, vehicle enthusiasts, and all sorts of people who love or depend on engines.

Feature replays of World of Outlaws events on DIRTVision will now be known as “The Sea Foam Feature Replay.” In addition, at World of Outlaws events, restarts will take place in the Sea Foam Restart Zone.

“World of Outlaws fans and competitors understand the importance of keeping their engines and equipment running clean, just like our customers,” Sea FoamŪ Director of Marketing Brian Miller said. “By partnering with the World of Outlaws at track and on DIRTVision, we believe we can extend the values that drive our daily operations and interactions to an audience that will find our products useful, whether in their cars, boats, or other motorized equipment.”

Fans can expect to learn more about Sea FoamŪ through World of Outlaws social media channels beginning this weekend.

ABOUT SEA FOAM SALES COMPANY

Twin Cities-based Sea Foam Sales Company has been a trusted leader in engine fuel treatments, lubricants, and other specialty products since 1942. Founded on a single product developed for the marine market that gave it its name, Sea Foam has since grown to include a wide range of products for the automotive aftermarket and related industries, and is distributed nationwide. For more information about Sea Foam Sales Company, go to seafoamsales.com.

 

 

THE BACK NINE: Epic Points Battles, Big Races On Tap For Exciting Final Half of 2020 Brad Sweet leads tight points battle with several big races still to come before the season concludes at the Can-Am World Finals

CONCORD, NC – July 30, 2020 – Twenty-seven races down. Twenty-seven races to go.

The first half of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series 2020 season presented a plethora of memorable moments and exhilarating races that led to 10 different winners, so far. And the back half of the season is shaping up to be equaling thrilling with the championship points battle far from predictable.

Only 100 points separate the top five in in driver points and the top six in team points, heading into the back half of the season this weekend at Wayne County Speedway on Sat., Aug. 1 and Plymouth Speedway on Sun., Aug. 2.

Reigning Series champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, and his Kasey Kahne Racing team currently lead the field atop of the standings with seven wins, so far, in this season. He learned valuable lessons from his championship last year, he said, and is trying to use them to secure another.

“We just want to win,” Sweet said. “I do want to win the points. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t. I think last year when I got focused on the points too much, I didn’t win the races like we could of. We lost a little focus. We’re trying to learn from that this year.

“We’ve already proven that we can win a championship. We don’t have to prove that this year. We want to win races and get the absolute best out of this NAPA Auto Parts car each and every night. I think we’re doing a good job. We had a dry spell there. Some bad luck. This team has gone through a little adversity. It’s trying on us. As long as we can keep overcoming it, be up here on the podium and get back to our winning ways I think the points will take care of themselves.”

The last two weeks showed how quickly the points scenario can change through the field.

POINT SWINGS

Sweet began July with a 114-point lead over Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, after sweeping the doubleheader weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway. One week and three DNFs in a row later, he found himself two points ahead of 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND. Then, when the Series entered its first Pennsylvania swing of the year, Schatz was on track to run away with the points lead himself – just a couple of weeks after being more than 100 points back from the lead.

The he and his Tony Stewart/ Curb-Agajanian Racing team picked up their third win of the season at Lernerville Speedway and reclaimed the points lead for the first time since the DIRTcar Nationals in February. With a seventh-place finish at Lincoln Speedway and his sixth runner-up finish of the year during the Summer Nationals opener at Williams Grove Speedway, he continued to extend his lead.

However, a mechanic issue for Schatz during the final night of the Summer Nationals shook up the points standings yet again. Sweet reclaimed the lead and Schatz fell back to third behind Logan Schuchart.

While their rank it points remained unchanged in a month’s time, the gap between dwindled significantly. Sweet now holds an 18-point lead over Schuchart and a 26-point lead over Schatz.

(RELATED: Point Standings)

CHASING THE TITLE

This year is shaping up to be another career season for Schuchart and Shark Racing. The Drydene-backed driver currently has five wins this year – including the Jackson Nationals – and has remained in the top-three in points throughout the season. His previous best finish in the standings was fifth last year. Teammate Jacob Allen is also having a solid year with four top-five finishes in the first half of the season – including a recent fifth-place run at the Summer Nationals – after securing just two top-fives in 2019.

While he’s in the middle of a tight battle for the championship, Schuchart said he and the team are still learning and working on being consistent every week.

“We started off the season strong, but they were at racetracks we already felt confident at,” Schuchart said. “We’re still learning and getting better and building confidence. I hope can come back to some of these tracks and take what we’ve learned and use it.”

Schatz called 2020 a “developmental year” for he and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team as they continue to work on perfecting the new Ford FPS 410 engine. In the early half of the season the team struggle to find consistency, but, minus a mechanical issue at Williams Grove, their performance has improved with multiple podium runs.

Lately, he’s been smiling more when he gets out of his CARQUEST Auto Parts #15, he said, but there’s still more work to be done to clinch his 11th World of Outlaws title.

“Ultimately, we want to win a championship,” Schatz said. “That’s what we’ve wanted to do for the last 15 years. But the point we’re at with the development with the new Ford engine, being down for a couple of months really put us in a downward spiral for a little bit. We had a couple of rare terrible weeks where we couldn’t change things fast enough. But everybody worked hard. Everyone on this team has done a phenomenal job of getting us caught up in a short amount of time and we still have a lot to be learned.

“It’s been a lot more difficult balance that I really expected. I think everyone has such high hopes that unless you’re winning races every night, you know, that’s what’s expected. If you’re not doing that, everyone’s kind of down in the dump. I think this year is a developmental year to be in the position we’re in now. We’re happy to be there. We’re on the better side of it. We could be on the outside a long ways looking in right now and we’re not. We’ll make the best of it from here on out. If it’s a championship, great. If it’s not, well, we’re going to do our best to not let that happen and slip away again.”

Schatz is also three wins away from a career milestone of 300 Series wins.

Rounding out the top-five in points are 2019 Rookie of the Year Carson Macedo and Sheldon Haudenschild. Macedo is 70 points back from Sweet – but is tied with Sweet and Schuchart for the most top-10s this year at 23 – and Haudenschild is 100 points back from the lead. Before suffering a rear end issue during the last race at Williams Grove. Haudenschild was on a hot streak of 18 top-10s in a row.

Both drivers have one win, so far.

David Gravel, who missed at race at Volusia Speedway Park during the DIRTcar Nationals has made his way to sixth in points – tied with Daryn Pittman as they are both 148 points back from the lead. However, by missing the race, Gravel isn’t in contention for the championship. His Jason Johnson Racing team is, though.

JJR is currently only 26 points back out of the team points lead – tied with TSR. They've been able to remain in contention with Parker Price-Miller filling in for Gravel at Volusia and claiming three wins with Gravel, so far, this year. The team championship title battle will not be one to ignore this year.

While they contend for a championship title, Mason Daniel and Wayne Johnson are in their own close title hunt. The two Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contenders are separated by 10 points with Daniel currently holding the advantage.

BIG MONEY EVENTS

The final 27 races also include some of the biggest events of the year. The Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 will be on Aug. 7-8. The following week will host “The One and Only” at Knoxville Raceway Aug. 13-15, which includes the $50,000 to win Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank.

(RELATED: ‘THE ONE AND ONLY’ FORMAT: Knoxville Set to Make History Aug. 13-15)

The Series will return to the historic Huset’s Speedway Sept. 5-6 to go after a $10,000 top prize the first night and a $20,000 prize the next. Two weeks later drivers will compete for $20,000, again, at Devil’s Bowl Speedway for the Texas Outlaw Nationals on Sept. 19.

Williams Grove Speedway will hold the prestigious Champion Racing Oil National Open on Oct. 2-3 with $65,000-to-win on the line the final night. And about a month later the 2020 season will conclude at The Dirt Track at Charlottle for the Can-Am World Finals Nov. 5-7.

(RELATED: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Adds Summer Sizzle with Events in 10 Different States)

All 27 remaining races pay points, making every race just as important as the next.

The COVID-19 pandemic may have put a couple month pause to the Series at the beginning of the year, but it hasn’t stopped the excitement and epic battles The Greatest Show on Dirt is brewing for the final half of the season.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can still watch every race live on DIRTVision.

 

 

‘THE ONE AND ONLY’ FORMAT: Knoxville Set to Make History Aug. 13-15
Unique format places importance on Thursday and Friday performances to score on Saturday

 

KNOXVILLE, IA – “The ONE and Only” at Knoxville Raceway Aug. 13-15 will be a one of kind historic event with a unique format and more than $400,000 in prize winnings on the line.

 

The format places importance on Thursday’s and Friday’s $10,000-to-win events with points accumulated from results throughout the two nights determining drivers’ starting positions for Saturday’s $50,000-to-win Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank.

 

FORMAT HIGHLIGHTS:

Thursday/Friday

  • Points earned for Qualifying, Heats, D-Main, C-Main, Last Chance Showdown and 25-lap Feature.
  • Drivers seeded based on Hot Laps times to determine Qualifying order for their group – three cars qualify at a time.
  • Top 48 in Qualifying inverted into 6 Heat Races (so 8 cars inverted in each Heat Race).
  • Top 8 in accumulated points from Qualifying and Heat Races make up the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

Saturday

  • Top 4 in accumulated points from Thursday & Friday are locked into Saturday’s DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash
  • Balance of the cars will be split into 4 Qualifying Races – the four winners go to the Dash
  • 30-lap Feature for $50,000-to-win, $3,000-to-start.

 

“This event is like none other and it’s the richest three-day race this season, so since it’s ‘The ONE and Only’ it calls for a special format,” World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter said. “This was put together by our World of Outlaws officials with input from our teams, as well. It’s truly everybody coming together to make this week spectacular for the competitors and fans alike.”

 

PURSE HIGHLIGHTS:

Thursday and Friday Features: 1. $10,000; 2. $7,500; 3. $5,000; 4. $4,500; 5. $4,000; 6. $3,500; 7. $3,250; 8. $3,000; 9. $2,800; 10. $2,600; 11. $2,400; 12. $2,200; 13. $2,000; 14. $1,800; 15. $1,600; 16. $1,500; 17. $1,400; 18. $1,300; 19. $1,200; 20. $1,100; 21. $1,000; 22. $1,000. 23. $1,000. 24. $1,000.

 

Thursday and Friday LCS: Top Four Transfer; 5. $800; 6. $750; 7. $725; 8. $700; 9. $675; 10. $650; 11. $625; 12. $600; 13. $575; 14. $550; 15. $525; 16. $500; 17.-21. $400.

 

Thursday and Friday C-Main: Top Four Transfer; 5. $300; 6. $250; 7. $200; 8. $175; 9.-21. $150.

 

Thursday and Friday D-Main: Top Four Transfer; 5.-20. $125.

 

Saturday Feature: 1. $50,000; 2. $25,000; 3. 12,500; $4. 8,000; 5. $7,000; 6. $6,000; 7. $5,750; 8. $5,500; 9. $5,250; 10. $5,000; 11. $4,500; 12. $4,250; 13. $4,000; 14. $3,750; 15. $3,500; 16. $3,250; 17. $3,000; 18. $3,000; 19. $3,000; 20. $3,000; 21. $3,000; 22. $3,000; 23. $3,000; 24. $3,000.

 

Saturday LCS: Top Four Transfer; 5. $2,400; 6. $2,200; 7. $2,000; 8. $1,800; 9. $1,600; 10. $1,400; 11. $1,200; 12. $1,100; 13. $1,000; 14. $900; 15. $800; 16. $700; 17. $600; 18. $500; 19. $500; 20. $500; 21. $500.

 

Saturday C-Main: Top Four Transfer; 5. $450; 6. $400; 7. $350; 8.-20. $300.

 

Saturday D-Main: Top Four Transfer; 5. $250; 6. $250, 7. $250; 8. $250; 9.-20. $200.

 

Remaining ticket packages for the front and back grandstands are going quick and can be purchased by clicking here. The three-day tickets for adults are $110 and $62 for youth 13-19. Kids 12-and-under are free and will receive a ticket on site. Camping is available through Knoxville Raceway by calling (641) 842-5431. Beginning Aug. 1, any remaining tickets will be made available for single night purchases.

 

If you can’t make it to the track, you can still watch all three nights live on DIRTVision with a Fast Pass Subscription.

 

FULL FORMAT:

Thursday/Friday

  • Pill draw will be same as all events and cars will be split into 8 groups of 9 cars. (some groups may be 8 cars depending on car count)
  • Cars will Hot Lap in their groups. Hot Lap times will be used to seed cars into qualifying groups within the hot lap groups to qualify 3 cars at a time.

i.e. Hot lap group 1 fastest 3 will go out first, then the next 3 fastest and then the final 3. Then Hot Lap group 2 fastest 3, etc.
Some hot lap groups may have 2 cars in the last qualifying group. The order of Hot lap groups will remain the same when qualifying the subgroups within them. HL Group1, HL Group 2, etc. Qualifying is not split and is one group.

  • Top 48 in Qualifying will be inverted into 6 Heat races (so the top 8 cars will be inverted in each Heat). The balance of heats will line up straight up behind the invert cars.
  • Top 8 in accumulated points from Qualifying and Heat races will make up the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash. Those drivers will draw for their Dash starting position. The Dash finish will line up the first 4 rows of the feature.
  • Heat winners transfer to the feature.
  • Top 6 in points after the DIRTvision Fast Pass Dash cars that were not a Heat winner also make the feature. If a Heat winner is a Dash car, then 7th in points will make the feature and so on if needed. The 6 Heat winners and top 6 in points will be combined and will line up in the feature by points behind the Dash cars.
  • The Last Chance Showdown (LCS), C-main and D-main will be lined straight up by accumulated qualifying and Heat race points. 16 to LCS, 16 to C-main, 20 to D-main. Top 4 from each move to the rear of next event by their finishing order to create 20 car fields.
  • Fastest car that did not transfer to the feature after the heats will start on the pole of the LCS. This may cause 21 cars for the LCS. Cars behind the pole car line up by accumulated points.
  • Points will be earned for all events except the dash and will be used to line up Saturday program.
  • Heats-10 Laps, Dash 6-Laps, C-Main-10 Laps, LCS-12 Laps, Feature-25 Laps

 

Saturday

  • Top 4 in accumulated Points from Thursday/Friday will be locked into the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash on Saturday.
  • The balance of the cars will be split into 4 Qualifying races straight up by points.
  • Winner will go to the dash. 2nd-4th will go to the feature by finishing position. 5th-8th to the LCS by finishing position. 9th-12th to the C-main. 13th-17th to the D-main.
  • Top 2 in points that do not transfer will start on the front row of the LCS.
  • Top 4 out of the LCS, C-Main and D-main transfer to the next race lined up on the tail by finish.
  • The Dash top 4 in points locked in cars will draw for positions 1-4 in the Dash, Qualifier winners will draw for positions 5-8. Dash finish lines up the first 4 rows of the feature.
  • Qualifiers-12 Laps, Dash-6 Laps, C-Main-12 Laps, LCS-15 Laps, Feature-30 Laps

 

Knoxville “The ONE and Only” Points Table

 

Position

Qualifying

Heats

D-Main

C-Main

LCS

Feature

1

100

100

transfer

transfer

transfer

250

2

99

95

transfer

transfer

transfer

247

3

98

90

transfer

transfer

transfer

244

4

97

85

transfer

transfer

transfer

241

5

96

80

61

116

171

238

6

95

75

58

113

168

235

7

94

70

55

110

165

232

8

93

65

52

107

162

229

9

92

60

49

104

159

226

10

91

55

46

101

156

223

11

90

50

43

98

153

220

12

89

45

40

95

150

217

13

88

 

37

92

147

214

14

87

 

34

89

144

211

15

86

 

31

86

141

208

16

85

 

28

83

138

205

17

84

 

25

80

135

202

18

83

 

22

77

132

199

19

82

 

19

74

129

196

20

81

 

16

71

126

193

21

80

 

 

 

123

190

22

79

 

 

 

 

187

23

78

 

 

 

 

184

24

77

 

 

 

 

181

 

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Two New Tracks Set Stage For Exciting Weekend
Points battle continues to stay tight with three months of racing to go

ORRVILLE, OH – July 28, 2020 – After an exhilarating month of racing in July, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will kick off August by visiting two new tracks recently added to the 2020 schedule.

The Series will make its return to Wayne County Speedway for the first time since 1985 on Sat., Aug. 1 and then make the trip to Plymouth Speedway on Sun., Aug. 2. – its first time back to the Indiana track since 2017.

The two 3/8-mile tracks will set the stage for a thrilling doubleheader weekend – with $10,000-to-win on the line both nights – to kick off the final half of the season with five drivers still in the hunt for the championship.

If you can’t make it to the races, you can still watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

Here are the top storylines to follow this weekend:

POINTS SHAKE UP: Reigning champion Brad Sweet enters the doubleheader weekend as the current points leader, but last week showed how quickly that can change.

Ten-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz began the PA Swing last week by taking the points lead after earning his third win of the year at Lernerville Speedway. Four days later, he lost it to Sweet, and second-place to Logan Schuchart, after suffering a rare DNF at Williams Grove Speedway. Sweet – who has a win at Plymouth Speedway in 2016 – now holds an 18-point lead over Schuchart and a 26-point lead over Schatz.

The team championship points battle is even more intense with Jason Johnson Racing in the mix – thanks to Parker Price-Miller filling in for David Gravel when he missed a race during the DIRTcar Nationals. Sweet’s Kasey Kahne Racing team is 18 points ahead of Shark Racing and 26 points ahead of Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and JJR.

HAUD’S HOME: The origin to Sheldon Haudenschild’s racing career can’t be told without mentioning Wayne County Speedway, which is only 15 minutes away from his hometown of Wooster, OH. While he’s yet to run a World of Outlaws event at the 3/8-mile track, Haudenschild has seven wins there – two with the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Cars and five with the All Star Circuit of Champions.

Haudenschild enters the weekend with the momentum of having won his first race of 2020 at Lincoln Speedway with his NOS Energy Drink Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing team. And before suffering a rear end issue at Williams Grove Speedway, Haudenschild was on a hot streak of 18 top-10 finishes in a row.

ALLEN IMPROVES: Jacob Allen, of Hanover, PA, is having one of the best season of his career in 2020, currently sitting ninth in points – the highest he’s been in the standings with four top-five finishes and nine top-10s.

He earned his first podium finish since April of 2019 with a third-place run at Lincoln Speedway – after leading the first 14 laps. And then backed it up with a top-five finish during the Summer Nationals finale at Williams Grove Speedway. He’ll look to keep that momentum going this weekend.

GRAVEL GAINS: David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, is on a hot streak of his own with two wins in the last seven races – including his recent Summer Nationals wins at Williams Grove Speedway – and 11 top-10 finishes in a row.

He’s the last driver to win a World of Outlaws race at Plymouth Speedway in 2017. And while he’s out of the hunt for the driver’s championship, he’s put his Jason Johnson Racing team in contention for the team championship – currently 26 points back from the lead.

WINNERS STREAK: July saw a diverse group for winners with several first-time winners for the season and eight different winners in a row. Reigning champion Brad Sweet and David Gravel were the only drivers to win repeat races during the month.

Sweet opened the month by sweeping the weekend at the 3/8-mile Cedar Lake Speedway. Gravel picked up the “W” at Wilmot Raceway and Williams Grove Speedway. Parker Price-Miller – who will look for a home state win at Plymouth Speedway – Sheldon Haudenschild and Shane Stewart all won their first race of the season. Logan Schuchart earned his fifth win of the year at Terre Haute Speedway. The next night, Kyle Larson earned his fourth win of the year during the Brad Doty Classic. And Donny Schatz earned his third win of the season during the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Saturday, Aug. 1, at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH | Tickets / Event Info

Sunday, Aug. 2, at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, IN | Tickets / Event Info

ABOUT THE TRACK

Wayne County Speedway is a semi-banked 3/8-mile track
Track Record – 13.823 sec. set by Kyle Larson on June 19, 2017
Online – WayneCountySpeedway.com

Plymouth Speedway is a semi-banked 3/8-mile track
Track Record – 11.079 sec. set by Parker Price-Miller on April 28, 2017
Online – PlymouthSpeedway.net

3/8-MILE WINNERS IN 2020
There have been three races on a 3/8-mile track in 2020.
Cedar Lake Speedway: Brad Sweet won on July 3 and 4
Lincoln Speedway: Sheldon Haudenschild on July 23

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
1985 – Steve Kinser on Aug. 6
1984 – Bobby Davis, Jr. on June 9
1981 – Steve Kinser on June 14
1979 – Steve Kinser on July 29

PLYMOUTH SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2017 – David Gravel won on April 28
2016 – Brad Sweet won on May 13

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

DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Bill Rose – @BillRose6_Rose
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Mason Daniel – @MasonDRacing
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17
Wayne Johnson – @wjr77x

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 for the Iroman 55 doubleheader weekend on Fri., Aug. 7 and Sat., Aug. 8. Get tickets by clicking here.

2020 STATS
There have been 27 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (10 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 7
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
4– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 3
5 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (33 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 10
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 7
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 7
4 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 6*
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 6
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 6*
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 5
6 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4*
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 4*
7 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 2
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
8 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 1
– Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas – 1
– Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, Ind. – 1
– Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Jeff Halligan, Ephrata, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, Pa. – 1
*Jackson “Qualifier” winners

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (14 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 3*
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
2 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
3 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
*Jackson “King of the Hill Dash” winner

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (21 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 3
2 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 2
3 – Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Bell, Arlington Tenn. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Aryton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, Mo. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Ill. – 1
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Tim Wagaman, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Steve Buckwalter, Royersford, Pa. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (9 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Penn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenburg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Cole Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Adam Wilt, York, Pa. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (1 driver)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (21 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 18
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 12
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 10
4 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 7
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 7
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 5
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
7 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
8 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (13 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 6
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
3 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (15 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 143
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 138
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 122
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 104
5 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 71
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 61
7 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 45
8 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 32
9 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 30
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 30
10 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 27
11 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 25
12 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 23
13 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 10
14 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 3

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (17 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
3 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw Wash. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1

NEW TRACK RECORDS (1 driver)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – TR
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. (9.995 sec. at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55)

2020 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 7 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brad Sweet (1)
3. Sun., Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Logan Schuchart (1)
4. Friday, March 13 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / (Canceled)
5. Saturday, March 14 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, TX / (Canceled)
6. Saturday, March 21 / USA Raceway / Tucson, AZ / (Canceled)
7. Sunday, March 22 / Arizona Speedway / San Tan Valley, AZ / (Canceled)
8. Saturday, March 28 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA / (Canceled)
9. Sunday, March 29 / Santa Maria Raceway / Nipomo, CA / (Canceled)
10. Friday April 3 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / (Canceled)
11. Saturday, April 4 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / (Canceled)
12. Friday, April 10 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA / (Canceled)
13. Saturday, April 11 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, CA / (Canceled)
14. Friday, April 17 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, CA / (Canceled)
15. Saturday, April 18 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, CA / (Canceled)
16. Friday, April 24 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / (Canceled)
17. Saturday, April 25 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / (Canceled)
18. Wednesday, May 6 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, IL / (Postponed)
19. Friday, May 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (1)
20. Friday, May 8 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / (Postponed)
21. Saturday, May 9 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / (Postponed)
22. Friday, May 15 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / (Postponed)
23. Saturday, May 16 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / (Postponed)
24. Tuesday, May 19 / Bridgeport Speedway / Swedesboro, NJ / (Postponed)
25. Fri., May 22 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (2)
26. Sat., May 23 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (1)
27. Saturday, May 23 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / (Postponed)
28. Monday, May 25 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN / (Postponed)
29. Friday, May 29 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Logan Schuchart (2)
30. Saturday, May 30 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Donny Schatz (2)
31. Friday, June 5 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Canceled
32. Friday, June 5 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (3)
33. Saturday, June 6 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, MN / Canceled
34. Saturday, June 6 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (4)
35. Friday, June 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (2)
36. Saturday, June 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (3)
37. Wednesday, June 17 / The Dirt Oval at Route 66 / Joliet, IL / Canceled
38. Friday, June 19 / Dubuque Speedway / Dubuque, IA / Canceled
39. Friday, June 19 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Short (1)
40. Saturday, June 20 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (1)
41. Saturday, June 20 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Canceled
42. Thursday, June 25 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Brad Sweet (5)
43. Friday, June 26 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (3)
44. Saturday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (4)
45. Friday, July 3 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (6)
46. Sat., July 4 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (7)
47. Friday, July 10 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA / Parker Price-Miller (1)
48. Saturday, July 11 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / David Gravel (2)
49. Sun., July 12 / Terre Haute Action Track / Terre Haute, IN / Logan Schuchart (5)
50. Tuesday, July 14 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Kyle Larson (4)
51. Tuesday, July 21 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, PA / Donny Schatz (3)
52. Thursday, July 23 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
53. Fri., July 24 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Shane Stewart (1)
54. Sat., July 25 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg. PA / David Gravel (3)

 

 

CLEAN AIR CRUISING: David Gravel wins Summer Nationals at Williams Grove
Brad Sweet reclaims the points lead after Donny Schatz suffers a DNF

MECHANICSBURG, PA – July 25, 2020 –

David Gravel knew a second-place starting spot in the Feature would lead to his first Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway Saturday night.

He had six laps and two cars to pass to achieve that goal in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash – which lineups the first four rows of the Feature by the finishing order.

However, once the Dash commenced, he made quick work of the task. He blew by local PA Posse members Brock Zearfoss and Lance Dewease on the first lap to take the runner-up spot and hold it until the finish.

With his goal achieved, he knew the race could be his. His main obstacle was to steal the lead away from polesitter and 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz.

When the Feature went green, he made it so.

Gravel led from green to checkers at the historic half-mile Pennsylvania track, earning his seventh win at the speedway, his third win of the season and the $20,000 top prize.

“Clean air in winged (Sprint Car) racing is so important,” said Gravel, of Watertown, CT. “We’ve been struggling with the pill draw in the Dash and we finally got a good one. You wanted to start on the outside row there (for the Feature). My goal was to finish second. I knew if I could do that, I could get the jump on the start and control the race.”

The top lane was dominate all night with those starting on the outside pole always getting the jump on starts to take the lead. The Feature was no different with Gravel pulling ahead of Schatz for the lead before they entered Turn 1 on the initial start. With the advantage of clean air, Gravel could pull ahead of the field by a second in one lap.

Schatz was the first to try and contend with the Jason Johnson #41 car, but his fight lasted two laps. With a pop heard among the roar of the 25 410 c.i. engines, Schatz’s car appeared to be the source of the sound as he slowed to a stop on the backstretch during the second lap of the Feature. The undiagnosed mechanical issue was enough to take the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 car out of the race – Schatz’s first DNF since September.

With Schatz out of the race, that moved Lance Dewease into second and reigning champion Brad Sweet into third. Four cautions – including an open red – gave Dewease four opportunities to try and challenge Gravel but each time Gravel was too strong. Dewease couldn’t stay with the Mesilla Valley Transportation #41 car on the restarts and eventually feel to the clutches of Sweet.

“I knew Lance is known to slide himself in (turns) three and four and carry a lot of entrance speed, so I was just trying to protect on the restarts,” Gravel said. “I knew running the top I was getting a lot of momentum on exit. I just hoped I had a big enough gap and luckily it worked out.”

Sweet got by Dewease for second in the early stage of the race, but only held the position for a lap before the famed Hess Iron #69K drove its way back by Sweet’s NAPA Auto Parts #49 car. From then on Sweet became a pong ball between Dewease and fourth-place Logan Schuchart. Some laps he’d close on Dewease and others he’d fad and have to fend off Schuchart.

By the end of the 30 laps, Gravel crossed the finish line with a 4.1 second lead over Dewease. Sweet held on to third to round out the podium.

“With the way the race track was tonight, we weren’t very good,” Dewease said. “I was happy with the single file starts. I got real tight after that red (flag). Brad kept getting runs at me and runs at me. We had a pretty good race there sliding each other and I run back by him. I was just happy to finish second with the way the track was tonight.”

Schatz’s misfortune handed the points lead back to Sweet, who now has an 18-point lead over second-place Logan Schuchart – who finished fourth in the Feature. Schatz fell to third – now 26 points behind Sweet.

"I saw Donny have his issues but (points) didn't even cross my mind," Sweet said. "I just kind of thought, it moved me up a spot. We just want to win."

Sheldon Haudenschild’s hot streak of top-10s came to an end Saturday night due to a broken rear end. Before the night, he had 18 top-10s in a row, including his win at Lincoln Speedway. He is still fifth in points, but now 100 points behind Sweet.

Carson Macedo, who struggled at Williams Grove Speedway last year, had a solid weekend, finishing ninth and eighth, respectively. He maintains the fourth rank in points – 70 points behind Sweet.

While Gravel is out of the hunt for the points championship this year after missing a race during the DIRTcar Nationals, Jason Johnson Racing is still in the hunt for the team championship. JJR is tied with TSR for third in points – 26 points behind Kasey Kahne Racing with three months of racing to go in 2020.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH for the first time since 1985 on Sat., Aug. 1. Get tickets by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can still watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [2][$20,000]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [6][$12,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$6,000]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7][$5,250]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [5][$4,500]; 6. 5-Brent Marks [17][$4,000]; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3][$3,500]; 8. 2-Carson Macedo [23][$3,000]; 9. 39M-Anthony Macri [12][$2,750]; 10. 83-Daryn Pittman [9][$2,500]; 11. 51-Freddie Rahmer [22][$2,300]; 12. 21-Brian Montieth [20][$2,250]; 13. 14-Parker Price-Miller [15][$2,000]; 14. 11-T.J. Stutts [11][$1,600]; 15. 55K-Robbie Kendall [18][$1,500]; 16. 48-Danny Dietrich [14][$1,300]; 17. 6-Bill Rose [25][$250]; 18. 72-Ryan Smith [10][$1,050]; 19. 71-Shane Stewart [8][$1,050]; 20. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [13][$1,050]; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16][$1,000]; 22. 24-Lucas Wolfe [24][$1,000]; 23. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [21][$1,000]; 24. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$1,000]; 25. 49X-Tim Shaffer [19][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Carson Macedo[+15]

Qualifying – 1. 71-Shane Stewart, 17.167; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease, 17.211; 3. 41-David Gravel, 17.216; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 17.253; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 17.325; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen, 17.344; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 17.433; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.451; 9. 83-Daryn Pittman, 17.46; 10. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.468; 11. 11-T.J. Stutts, 17.537; 12. 2-Carson Macedo, 17.555; 13. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.574; 14. 72-Ryan Smith, 17.581; 15. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 17.585; 16. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.586; 17. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.62; 18. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.626; 19. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 17.628; 20. 21-Brian Montieth, 17.637; 21. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 17.657; 22. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.661; 23. 1W-Matt Campbell, 17.666; 24. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.715; 25. 5-Brent Marks, 17.716; 26. 19M-Landon Myers, 17.85; 27. 33M-Mason Daniel, 17.869; 28. 7S-Jason Sides, 17.879; 29. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 18.146; 30. 90-Jordan Givler, 18.165; 31. 6-Bill Rose, 18.283; 32. 12W-Troy Fraker, 19.217

 

 

CAPITALIZING MOMENT: Shane Stewart Wins Summer Nationals Opener At Williams Grove Ten-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz extends points lead with runner-up result

MECHANICSBURG, PA – July 24, 2020 – Shane Stewart was ready to hang up his helmet at the start of the year.

Instead, he wore it in Victory Lane Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway for his first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win since June of 2019.

“There’s no better feeling,” Stewart said about winning with the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove. “This isn’t my best track, but I’ve had good runs. Just was never able to capitalize on the win. Just happy to be here.”

After losing his full-time ride with CJB Motorsports at the end of 2019 and no firm prospect on a full-time ride for this year, Stewart considered quitting racing. But before he let that thought become law in his head, Bernie Stuebgen called to offer a part-time deal in the Indy Race Parts #71 car.

It was an offer Stewart knew he had to capitalize on. And he has, even before Williams Grove, putting the #71 in the top-five about every time he hit the track with it. A win was near, but still missing each time.

The half-mile Williams Grove Speedway is not the track he expected to get his first win with the team at either. Stewart won at the speedway in 2017, but never pieced together consistent finishes after.

However, during the opening night of the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals, Stewart was the maestro of the paperclip-shaped clay oval.

He won his Drydene Heat Race and then won the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, putting him on the pole for the 25-lap race.. Then, when the main event went green, he rocketed ahead of second-place Anthony Macri, of Dillsburg, PA, and pulled away from the field.

From then on, no one could touch the Bixby, OK driver. Stewart’s car looked to have 10 more horsepower than everyone else the way it launched ahead of the field on restarts and added seconds between them every lap.

On a restart with 13 laps to go, Macri threw a slide job at Stewart going into Turn 1 and took the lead. His stint out front lasted about two more seconds before Stewart fired his car back underneath Marci on the exit of Turn 2 and darted down the backstretch like he was shot out of a canon to reclaim the lead.

He led all 25 laps to claim his 35th career World of Outlaws win and become the 10th different winner this year with the Series.

Ten-time Series champion and current points leader Donny Schatz made his way from fourth to second, ending the race 1.5 seconds behind Stewart.

“We were missing lap traffic. I was thinking to myself, ‘Thank God we have double file restarts on these big tracks, or we’d be spread out pretty quick,” said Schatz, of Fargo, ND. “Everybody’s car was good. Everybody’s motors are good. It’s really a game of chess at high speed. We needed traffic. Every time we got close a yellow would come out. That’s the way it goes.”

With his performance, and reigning champion Brad Sweet finishing seventh, Schatz was able to extend his points lead over Sweet again – now 16 points ahead of the Kasey Kahne Racing driver.

Macri ended the night third – his second ever top-five and top-10 finish with the World of Outlaws – after starting second, but still took his performance as a victory.

“It’s a win in our book,” Macri said. “To run third to these guys, there’s definitely no shame in that. We struggled a little bit tonight. We just kept pushing through. On the one restart I knew I had the chance to slide him (Stewart). So, I slid him and kind of bobbled on the curb and he got by me. I kind of lost my composure there for a lap or two. I think Donny got us the next restart. Shit happens.”

Stewart gave a lot of credit for his dominating win to Stuebgen – who had won a World of Outlaws race at Williams Grove before with Gio Scelzi in 2018 – and his Charlie Garrett Racing Engine.

“We spent the day at Charlie Garrett’s yesterday, and we had stories of (two-time World of Outlaws champion) Jason Meyers and all of the success he’s had with Brian (Brown) and Jason,” Stewart said. “He told me story that the first time he met Jason he told him, ‘Hey, I’m going to see you in Victory Lane tonight,’ because that was the first time that Jason had run one of Charlie’s motors. And Charlie puts such joy and pride in his motors that he puts a little bit of pressure on you. And he said the same thing to me tonight. He said, ‘I’ll see you in Victory Lane.’”

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Williams Grove Speedway for the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals finale with $20,000-to-win on the line on Sat., July 25. Get tickets by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can still watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 71-Shane Stewart [1][$8,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$4,000]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [2][$2,500]; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman [3][$2,200]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [10][$2,100]; 6. 41-David Gravel [6][$2,000]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$1,800]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21][$1,600]; 9. 2-Carson Macedo [15][$1,500]; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [24][$1,300]; 11. 51-Freddie Rahmer [11][$1,200]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [7][$1,100]; 13. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [8][$1,000]; 14. 49X-Tim Shaffer [17][$700]; 15. 5-Brent Marks [16][$600]; 16. 48-Danny Dietrich [19][$600]; 17. 11-T.J. Stutts [12][$600]; 18. 24-Lucas Wolfe [14][$600]; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$600]; 20. 69K-Lance Dewease [5][$600]; 21. 21-Brian Montieth [20][$600]; 22. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [25][$]; 23. 72-Ryan Smith [23][$600]; 24. 19M-Landon Myers [18][$600]; 25. 2C-Wayne Johnson [22][$600]; Lap Leaders: Shane Stewart 1-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+14]

Qualifying – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 17.025; 2. 41-David Gravel, 17.075; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 17.142; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman, 17.154; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.163; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 17.169; 7. 71-Shane Stewart, 17.174; 8. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.211; 9. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 17.245; 10. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 17.247; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.264; 12. 11-T.J. Stutts, 17.277; 13. 49-Brad Sweet, 17.278; 14. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 17.299; 15. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.326; 16. 21-Brian Montieth, 17.344; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.348; 18. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.351; 19. 2-Carson Macedo, 17.359; 20. 72-Ryan Smith, 17.407; 21. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.431; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 17.432; 23. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 17.465; 24. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.569; 25. 7S-Jason Sides, 17.595; 26. 19M-Landon Myers, 17.718; 27. 1W-Matt Campbell, 17.754; 28. 5-Brent Marks, 17.777; 29. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 17.792; 30. 33M-Mason Daniel, 17.935; 31. 6-Bill Rose, 18.037; 32. 12-Brent Shearer, 18.062; 33. 90-Jordan Givler, 18.132; 34. 23-Chris Arnold, 18.157; 35. 12W-Troy Fraker, 18.723

 

 

 

GETTING AFTER IT: Sheldon Haudenschild Gets Redemption At Lincoln Speedway
Consistency pays off for Haudenschild and Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing with first win of 2020
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – July 23, 2020 – When Sheldon Haudenschild pulled his NOS Energy Drink #17 car into Victory Lane at Lincoln Speedway Thursday night, he got more than a trophy and shower of confetti. He got redemption.

The Wooster, OH driver missed transferring to the Feature at Lincoln in 2019. This year, he entered the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene on a streak of 16 top-10s in a row – nine of them being top-five finishes – and carried that momentum to his first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win of 2020 and first at Lincoln Speedway.

“It definitely feels good, man,” Haudenschild said about the redeeming win. “We were good all night. It definitely feels good to get a win for my team. It’s kind of settled the pain to just be really consistent and gaining points. That’s been a positive. Definitely want to win. These (Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing) guys deserve to win. That’s what we want to do.”

His strong run started with a second-place finish in his Drydene Heat Race and then a win in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, which he won by 2.4 seconds.

However, Jacob Allen looked to put an end to Haudenschild’s hunt for the win by charging from third to the lead on the first lap of the 35-lap Feature.

Allen, of Hanover, PA – just minutes away from the speedway – looked poised to claim his first career win in the early stage of the race. He gapped Haudenschild by over a second in the opening laps before catching traffic on Lap 7.

Haudenschild closed in, but Allen was able to keep his Drydene #1A ahead of the NOS Energy Drink car, even while darting high and low to maneuver around the slower cars. Allen ran the top and Haudenschild couldn’t find the grip to pass him low. However, Allen switched to the bottom while racing through traffic, giving Haudenschild his preferred top lane.

On Lap 14, Haudenschild flipped the switch and rocketed around the outside of Allen through Turns 3 and 4 to officially take the lead on Lap 15. There was then nothing Allen could do. Haudenschild ripped around the high side of the track like a man desperately trying to lose the hoard of hungry drivers behind him. Although, in clean air, the closest car to him was at least three seconds behind.

Cautions eliminated his massive lead twice, but even on a green-white-checkered finish, Haudenschild was still able to gap the field by a second on the restart.

“You never know where these guys are at,” Haudenschild said. “You kind of have to race like they’re on you the whole time.”

Allen was the one left to fend off the hoard of drivers behind him. First came David Gravel, who was unable to make the pass. And then came his Shark Racing teammate Logan Schuchart. The two Drydene sponsored cars swapped slide jobs each corner for a lap and a half before Schuchart got the upper hand and took second.

While Allen had to settle for a third-place finish, after leading the first 14 laps, he was still energized about his performance.

“It was fun,” Allen said. “I feel really good. I know I haven’t won an Outlaw race, but this year I feel so good physically and mentally… Sheldon rips. Logan rips. I gave it all I had. The wins are going to come.”

The podium finish is his first since earning a third-place finish at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in April of 2019. It’s also his third top-five finish this year, besting his performance last year where he only got two top-fives.

Logan Schuchart's runner-up finish at Lincoln Speedway – also his home track – has helped him further cut into the championship points gap. He’s now 20 points behind points leader Donny Schatz and 14 points behind Brad Sweet, who is in second.

“I remember racing here locally, seven, eight years ago, and it’s been a struggle to get here. A long journey but we’re gaining on it,” Schuchart said about the Shark Racing team. “It’s nice to get a podium finish.”

After winning at Lernerville Speedway on Tuesday night, Schatz, the 10-time Series champion from Fargo, ND finished seventh at Lincoln and Sweet, the reigning champion, of Grass Valley, CA, finished eighth. Schatz now holds a six-point lead over Sweet.

Carson Macedo, who finished fifth, is still fourth in points – 62 points behind Schatz – and Haudenschild is fifth in points, only four points behind Macedo now.

With the consistency Haudenschild and his team have shown this year, he said he’s confident they’ll pick up more trophies and shower in more confetti.

“I keep telling these guys, ‘We’ll be consistent and win races,’” Haudenschild said. “It’s hard to tell your guys that and stay motivated with not winning a race until late July but we keep working… I have one of the best teams out there. No doubt.”

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Williams Grove Speedway for the first of two nights of the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals on Fri., July 24. Get tickets by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1][$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$5,500]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [3][$3,200]; 4. 41-David Gravel [5][$2,800]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [12][$2,500]; 6. 14-Parker Price-Miller [2][$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$2,200]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [11][$2,100]; 9. 5-Brent Marks [24][$2,050]; 10. 39M-Anthony Macri [13][$2,000]; 11. 72-Ryan Smith [17][$1,500]; 12. 21-Brian Montieth [20][$1,200]; 13. 88-Brandon Rahmer [15][$1,100]; 14. 83-Daryn Pittman [9][$1,050]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [19][$1,000]; 16. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [16][$900]; 17. 75-Chase Dietz [26][$]; 18. 24-Lucas Wolfe [7][$800]; 19. 5E-Tim Wagaman [21][$800]; 20. 48-Danny Dietrich [14][$800]; 21. 45-Jeff Halligan [6][$800]; 22. 51-Freddie Rahmer [4][$800]; 23. O7-Gerard McIntyre [18][$800]; 24. 19-Troy Wagaman [22][$800]; 25. 87-Alan Krimes [25][$]; 26. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [23][$800]; Lap Leaders: Jacob Allen 1-14, Sheldon Haudenschild 15-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 5-Brent Marks[+15]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 39M-Anthony Macri, 13.483; 2. 41-David Gravel, 13.535; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.576; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 13.65; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.652; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 13.711; 7. 72-Ryan Smith, 13.721; 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.752; 9. 5E-Tim Wagaman, 13.763; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.792; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.802; 12. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.853; 13. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.862; 14. 19-Troy Wagaman, 13.88; 15. 75-Chase Dietz, 13.959; 16. 33M-Mason Daniel, 14.01; 17. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 14.072; 18. 16A-Aaron Bollinger, 14.285; 19. 90-Jordan Givler, 14.287; 20. 19M-Landon Myers, 14.379; 21. 59S-Steve Wilbur, 14.511

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 45-Jeff Halligan, 13.579; 2. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 13.628; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.637; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.716; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.721; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.764; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.809; 8. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 13.822; 9. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.878; 10. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.893; 11. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.939; 12. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.943; 13. 5-Brent Marks, 13.97; 14. 1X-Chad Trout, 13.978; 15. 15X-Adam Wilt, 13.991; 16. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 14.017; 17. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 14.092; 18. 8-Billy Dietrich, 14.15; 19. 59-Jim Siegel, 14.184; 20. 6-Bill Rose, 14.308; 21. 44-Dylan Norris, 14.328

 

 

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Adds Summer Sizzle with Events in 10 Different States

Series will race 20 nights from Pennsylvania to Nebraska, North Dakota to Texas before rejoining originally scheduled 10 fall events during championship stretch

CONCORD, NC — The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series and partner tracks have worked closely with state and local agencies to bring some summer sizzle to the schedule by adding events across 10 different states to every weekend, eventually rejoining the originally scheduled fall races.

It all kicks off TONIGHT with the World of Outlaws battling the PA Posse in the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene at Lincoln Speedway followed Friday and Saturday by the Champion Oil Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway.

August is as big as ever with the Series’ return on Saturday, Aug. 1, to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH, for the first time since 1985 followed on Sunday, Aug. 2, at Indiana’s Plymouth Speedway. Tickets to both events are available at WorldofOutlaws.com. Local mass gathering regulations have forced an event that was to run July 31 at Attica Raceway Park to be canceled. Fans with tickets to the Attica event will receive a credit to their MyDirtTickets.com account and will have to call 844-DIRT-TIX to use that credit toward the Aug. 1 race at Wayne County or the 2021 Brad Doty Classic.

Two huge weekends follow beginning with the Aug. 7-8 Ironman Weekend at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 with fully open grandstands. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars “Return to Racing” included I-55 in May with Brad Sweet and Kyle Larson winning a couple of thrillers.

The next week, Aug. 13-15, is “The ONE & Only” at Knoxville Raceway featuring more than $400,000 in prize money, including the $50,000-to-win Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank. Three World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races will run in place of the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store. Limited three-day ticket packages are available in advance at WorldofOutlaws.com.

The Outlaws traditional August trip to North Dakota includes River Cities Speedway on Friday, Aug. 21, in Grand Forks and Red River Valley Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 22, in West Fargo. Tickets for these races are available at SLS Promotions.

August wraps up on Saturday, Aug. 29, with a new event at U.S. 36 Raceway in Cameron, MO, followed on Sunday, Aug. 30, with a rescheduled event from earlier in the season at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE. Tickets for both events will be available at WorldofOutlaws.com. Fans with previously purchased tickets to the race at I-80 can use those tickets for the Aug. 30 event.

September launches with the previously announced World of Outlaws return to Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD, during Labor Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5-6. Tickets are available at HusetsSpeedway.com.

The Series will remain in the Midwest and head to I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, MO, for what will now be two separate events on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11-12. Fans with tickets for the originally scheduled single-day event will have their tickets rolled over to the Saturday race, and can purchase tickets to the Friday event at WorldofOutlaws.com.

The last remaining open weekend before rejoining the existing schedule will include two events that were postponed earlier this season. First will be Oklahoma’s Lawton Speedway on Friday, Sept. 18, followed on Saturday, Sept. 19, by the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX. Unfortunately, with severe mass gathering restrictions in place in Paige, TX, the postponed event at Cotton Bowl Speedway will have to be canceled. While fans can purchase tickets to the Lawton and Devil’s Bowl races at WorldofOutlaws.com, those with tickets to Cotton Bowl will receive a credit for the face value of their ticket in their MyDirtTickets.com account. If a refund is preferred, CLICK HERE to request a face value refund.

All events, including The ONE & Only at Knoxville, will be broadcast on DIRTVision to Fast Pass subscribers.

For all the latest updates and information, visit WorldofOutlaws.com and follow on social media.

 

WORLD OF OUTLAWS REMAINING 2020 SCHEDULE

Date

Day

Track

Location

Win

July 23

Thurs

Lincoln Speedway

Abbottstown, PA

$10,000

July 24

Fri

Williams Grove Speedway

Mechanicsburg, PA

$8,000

July 25

Sat

Williams Grove Speedway

Mechanicsburg, PA

$20,000

Aug. 1

Sat

Wayne County Speedway

Orrville, OH

$10,000

Aug. 2

Sun

Plymouth Speedway

Plymouth, IN

$10,000

Aug. 7

Fri

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

Pevely, MO

$8,000

Aug. 8

Sat

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

Pevely, MO

$20,000

Aug. 13

Thu

Knoxville Raceway

Knoxville, IA

$10,000

Aug. 14

Fri

Knoxville Raceway

Knoxville, IA

$10,000

Aug. 15

Sat

Knoxville Raceway

Knoxville, IA

$50,000

Aug. 21

Fri

River Cities Speedway

Grand Forks, ND

$10,000

Aug. 22

Sat

Red River Valley Speedway

West Fargo, ND

$10,000

Aug. 29

Sat

U.S. 36 Raceway

Cameron, MO

$10,000

Aug. 30

Sun

I-80 Speedway

Greenwood, NE

$10,000

Sept. 5

Sat

Huset’s Speedway

Brandon, SD

$10,000

Sept. 6

Sun

Huset’s Speedway

Brandon, SD

$20,000

Sept. 11

Fri

I-70 Motorsports Park

Odessa, MO

$10,000

Sept. 12

Sat

I-70 Motorsports Park

Odessa, MO

$10,000

Sept. 18

Fri

Lawton Speedway

Lawton, OK

$10,000

Sept. 19

Sat

Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Mesquite, TX

$20,000

Sept. 25

Fri

Eldora Speedway

Rossburg, OH

$10,000

Sept. 26

Sat

Lernerville Speedway

Sarver, PA

$10,000

Oct. 2

Fri

Williams Grove Speedway

Mechanicsburg, PA

$10,000

Oct. 3

Sat

Williams Grove Speedway

Mechanicsburg, PA

$65,000

Oct. 9

Fri

Port Royal Speedway

Port Royal, PA

$8,000

Oct. 10

Sat

Port Royal Speedway

Port Royal, PA

$15,000

Oct. 16

Fri

Lakeside Speedway

Kansas City, KS

$10,000

Oct. 24

Sat

Kokomo Speedway

Kokomo, IN

$10,000

Nov. 5

Thu

The Dirt Track at Charlotte

Concord, NC

Qualifying

Nov. 6

Fri

The Dirt Track at Charlotte

Concord, NC

$12,000

Nov. 7

Sat

The Dirt Track at Charlotte

Concord, NC

$12,000

 

 
 

 

 

MONEY’S WORTH: Donny Schatz Steals Silver Cup Win In Thrilling Fashion
The Tony Stewart Racing driver reclaims the points lead with his third win of 2020

SARVER, PA – July 21, 2020 – Donny Schatz left Lernerville Speedway in September with frustration and a points gap he was unable to make up in time to deny Brad Sweet the 2019 title.

Ten months later, the 10-time Series champion left the Sarver, PA track Tuesday night with a trophy, a big check and the points lead over Sweet.

Redemption best describes the outcome, but astonishing, thrilling and spectacular defines his path to it.

Coming to the white flag, Schatz was running third behind Kyle Larson in second and Sweet in the lead. Five seconds later, he was the leader. A charge around the outside of Larson off Turn 4 and a slide job underneath Sweet going into Turn 1 propelled Schatz to his seventh Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup victory – his third win of 2020 – and the $25,000 top prize.

“It’s awesome to win the Silver Cup,” said Schatz, of Fargo, ND, in Victory Lane. “Third win of the year. Normally we’d like to have more, but we’re not going to get greedy. We’re going to keep racing the way we are and keep going.”

Schatz, Sweet and Larson positioned themselves for a good run early on by winning their Drydene Heat Races. However, Sweet put himself in the best position for the 40-lap Feature by winning the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and claiming the pole.

Sweet led the first six laps before Schatz, from sixth, ran him down and took the lead in Turn 1. Like a rehearsed dance move, the two slid side by side in unison through Turns 3 &4 with Schatz up high and Sweet low. Schatz had the better momentum off the corner and charge ahead of Sweet to run away with the lead.

While Schatz held command out front for the next 20 laps, Sweet found grip around the bottom and closed on the Advance Auto Parts #15 with 10 laps to go. Once he was close enough to see Schatz wheeling his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing ride, the two never left each other’s sight.

Sweet reclaimed the lead on Lap 28 and attempted to pull away from Schatz. He was unsuccessful as four laps later Schatz torpedoed his car underneath the NAPA Auto Parts #49 going into Turn 3. The two then drag raced side by side to the line with Schatz officially leading Lap 33. However, Sweet charged back ahead the next corner.

Their fierce racing brought Kyle Larson into the picture. Larson had been struggling on restarts, losing a spot or two each time. It wasn’t until he was able to run consecutive green flag laps that his Finley Farms #57 began to pick off cars and run down the leaders. He passed Schatz for second with four laps to go and began his hunt for Sweet.

The three titans of the Sprint Car world were a car length apart from each other with two laps to go, leaving no certainty of who would leave the victor. Schatz, the furthest back, was at his time limit to make a move for the win and wasted no seconds to perfect his final charge at victory.

He ripped the top of Turns 3 and 4 to power around the outside of Larson coming to the white flag and then carried that momentum into a slide job underneath Sweet going into Turn 1 to reclaim the lead for the final time.

“It’s fun to race like that,” Schatz said. “Those guys are good. That’s what you guys pay to see. My crew did a great job. I think what won us that race is figuring out how to run the racetrack early in the race. I got hanging there at the end and had to move around. I got to traffic, and I wasn’t good on the bottom. The 49 could get down there. The 57 could go there. But that’s what ultimately won us the race. Those guys were choking down around there and we could carry speed through (Turns) three and four.”

Larson had his own last lap charge, diving underneath Sweet for second in Turn 4 and closed to Schatz’s bumper at the finish line. His last four finishes with the Series now include three wins and a runner-up finish.

“It was an exciting race there,” said Larson, of Elk Grove, CA. “The track changed a ton. It was hard to keep up with it… It was a fun race. Fun to have the three of us battling for the win there coming down late. Just came up a little bit short.”

While Sweet had to settle for a third-place finish, it marked the end to his bad luck streak of three DNFs in a row.

“Probably should have protected,” said Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA. “I don’t know if I would have still held them off. I kind of felt like I was hanging on a little the last few laps there. Just couldn’t quite get the momentum built back up.”

Along with the top-three, Jason Sides had an impressive night. After starting 21st and having to visit the work area twice, he worked his way up to a seventh-place finished and earned the KSE Racing Hard Charger award for the night.

With his win at Lernerville, Schatz is now only three wins away from a milestone 300 career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series wins and has reclaimed the points lead for the first time since he won the season opening race at Volusia Speedway Park. He currently holds a four-point lead over Sweet in second and a 30-point lead over third-place Logan Schuchart, who finished ninth.

This time, he's leaving Lernerville with a smile.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Lincoln Speedway for the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene on Thurs., July 23. Get tickets by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$25,000]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [3][$7,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$5,000]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$4,000]; 5. 41-David Gravel [5][$3,000]; 6. 2-Carson Macedo [2][$2,900]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [21][$2,800]; 8. 14-Parker Price-Miller [4][$2,700]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9][$2,600]; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer [18][$2,500]; 11. 5-Brent Marks [8][$2,400]; 12. 15K-Chad Kemenah [14][$2,300]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [19][$2,200]; 14. 2M-Kerry Madsen [10][$2,100]; 15. 83-Daryn Pittman [22][$2,000]; 16. 42-Sye Lynch [15][$1,500]; 17. 9-Kasey Kahne [16][$1,300]; 18. 46-Michael Bauer [23][$1,200]; 19. 33M-Mason Daniel [25][$]; 20. 18-Gio Scelzi [13][$1,200]; 21. 3-Jac Haudenschild [20][$1,200]; 22. 11-Carl Bowser [26][$]; 23. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [12][$1,200]; 24. 2C-Wayne Johnson [24][$1,200]; 25. 1A-Jacob Allen [11][$1,200]; 26. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [17][$1,200]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-6, 28-32, 34-39; Donny Schatz 7-27, 33, 40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 7S-Jason Sides[+14]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.476; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.52; 3. 41-David Gravel, 13.551; 4. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 13.601; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.637; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.658; 7. 18-Gio Scelzi, 13.668; 8. 42-Sye Lynch, 13.724; 9. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg, 13.767; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.865; 11. 46-Michael Bauer, 14.048; 12. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.048; 13. 83-Daryn Pittman, 14.143; 14. 40-George Hobaugh, 14.268; 15. 6-Bill Rose, 14.3; 16. J4-John Garvin, 14.368; 17. 13-Brandon Matus, 14.368; 18. 33-Brent Matus, 14.751; 19. 14H-Jeremy Hill, 15.246; 20. 2F-A.J. Flick, NT

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.331; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.551; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.601; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.723; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.763; 6. 5-Brent Marks, 13.918; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.927; 8. 9-Kasey Kahne, 14.017; 9. 15K-Chad Kemenah, 14.102; 10. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 14.107; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.178; 12. 11-Carl Bowser, 14.218; 13. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 14.253; 14. 91-Tony Fiore, 14.41; 15. 23-Cole Macedo, 14.43; 16. C1-Clay Riney, 14.454; 17. 33M-Mason Daniel, 14.611; 18. 19-Steven Haefke, 15.287; 19. 4K-Kip Edwards, 17.09

 

 

Dietrich concludes All Star weekend with top-five in Weikert Memorial finale

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (July 20, 2020) – Flying the traditional Weikert Livestock colors, ‘Double-D’ Danny Dietrich put together a solid performance during the annual Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway and capped the two-day showcase with a top-five performance, ending the 30-lap finale fourth in the running order after a relentless battle with full-time All Stars, as well as Outlaws. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-native started fifth on the evening grid and qualified for the $10,000-to-win main event by virtue of qualifying time and heat race passing points.

Although forced to surrender early during the Bob Weikert Memorial opener on Saturday due to mechanical failure, Dietrich opened his weekend in Central Pennsylvania with a hard charging performance at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 17; the defending Williams Grove Speedway champion rallied from 16th to finish seventh.

“I think we were hoping for a little better result each night, but we’ll take this and move forward. It was a tough field of cars and you have to capitalize whenever the opportunity presents itself,” Danny Dietrich said, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “I can’t thank Gary Kauffman enough for all that he does for this race team. My guys worked hard all weekend, even in the heat. Hopefully we can do one better this weekend when the World of Outlaws come to town.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2020 campaign with a trio of World of Outlaws events during the coming weekend, first joining the Greatest Show On Dirt at Lincoln Speedway on Thursday, July 23, followed by a two-day Summer Nationals venture at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 24-25.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, El Vista Orchards, Start 2 Finish Complete Property Maintenance, Bollinger Construction.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Keep up with Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing during their entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports – www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to also follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannydietrich and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GKRracing/. Danny Dietrich/Gary Kauffman Racing apparel is now available and can be found at the track.

STATS:
2020 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 18
Top-10s: 26
Wins: 4

2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)

2019 Wins: 15 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 4 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28)

2020 Highlights: Finished tenth against All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on February 6. Won Lincoln Speedway’s $4,000 Icebreaker on February 22. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1. Finished fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 7. Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 14. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday, March 15. Finished 12th with World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway (48 cars) on Friday, May 8. Finished third with All Stars during first-ever visit to Park Jefferson on May 30th. Earned first All Star victory of season during Monarch Motor Speedway visit on June 12. Earned four top-ten finishes during Thunder Through The Plains campaign. Raced from 17th to third during Lincoln Speedway feature on June 20. Capped PA Sprint Speedweek with wins at Lincoln Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway. Earned four top-five finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek. Finished seventh at Williams Grove Speedway on July 10. Rallied to fifth with All Stars during Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway on July 11. Finished seventh with All Stars during Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops event on July 12. Finished seventh during Tommy Hinnershitz Classic at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 17. Finished fourth during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on Sunday, July 19.

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: PA Swing Includes Four Races In Five Days
Points battle tightens as World of Outlaws get ready to face off against PA Posse

SARVER, PA – July 20, 2020 – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series invades Pennsylvania for the first time in 2020 this week with four races in five days.

The PA Swing will kick off with the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway on Tues., July 21. Then the World of Outlaws will enter PA Posse territory for the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene at Lincoln Speedway on Thurs., July 23 and the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway on Fri., July 24 and Sat., July 25.

With half of the season down and several drivers in contention for the Series championship, the four Pennsylvania races could further shake up the epic points battle.

Here are the top storylines to follow this week:

POINTS BATTLE HEATING UP: With half of the World of Outlaws season remaining, the top-five in points are all within 100 points from leader Brad Sweet. The reigning champion, of Grass Valley, CA, is on a rare streak of three DNFs in a row – the first time since 2013 that’s happened in his career – bringing the competition within striking distance.

Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz is now only two points behind Sweet in second and Logan Schuchart is 14 points back in third. Former Rookie of the Year winners Carson Macedo and Sheldon Haudenschild have also found themselves in striking distance now with Macedo 56 points back in fourth and Haudenschild 74 points back in fifth.

Sweet and his Kasey Kahne Racing team will be poised to end their string of bad luck during the PA Swing, starting with Lernerville Speedway where Sweet earned his 50th career win in September. He has yet to win at Lincoln Speedway or Williams Grove Speedway but had top-five and top-10 runs at both tracks in 2019.

SCHATZ RETURNING TO FORM: Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, had also found himself on a rare streak of four finishes outside the top-10 and struggled to find consistency. He and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team have recently broken that streak and are now on a run of four top-fives in a row – three of them runner-up finishes.

There may be no slowing him down during the PA Swing with Schatz having previously won at all three track. He has eight wins at Lernerville Speedway, most recently the 2017 Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup. He has one win at Lincoln Speedway in 2016 – however Schatz had to use a provisional to start the race at the 3/8-mile track last year. And he’s one of the most success drivers at Williams Grove Speedway with 20 wins at the historic track, including a win during the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals last year.

SHARKS SWIM HOME: The Hanover, PA team of Shark Racing will be on the hunt for its first World of Outlaws win in its home state this week. Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen have had a strong 2020 season, so far, with Schuchart currently at five wins and Allen finding more consistency and sitting in the top-10 in points.

Both Allen and Schuchart finished inside the top-10 at all three Pennsylvania tracks last year. With the run of consistently strong finishes they’ve both been putting together; this could be the year the Drydene-backed Shark Racing wins at home.

GRAVEL EYES REPEAT WINS: After struggling to find the consistency he had with his Jason Johnson Racing team last year, David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, and JJR have found their groove again. They’re on a streak of eight top-10s in a row – including their second win of the year at Wilmot Raceway.

They’ll look to keep that streak going during the PA Swing at three tracks Gravel has had success at before. He has one win at Lincoln Speedway in 2017 – the last Outlaw to beat the PA Posse at the 3/8-mile. And last year, he won the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway and won twice at Williams Grove.

MACEDO TARGETS PA SUCCESS: Pennsylvania tracks were Carson Macedo’s Achilles heel last year. In one start at Lincoln Speedway, two at Lernerville Speedway and six at Williams Grove Speedway, the Lemoore, CA native collected one top-10 at Williams Grove in July.

While he’s yet to run a World of Outlaws event at the PA tracks this year, Macedo looks to have the Posse territory figured out. He won the season opening race at Williams Grove Speedway and won the Outlaw Tune-Up last Saturday at Lincoln Speedway. The California kid could find himself back in Victory Lane with is Kyle Larson Racing team – his first win coming at Tri-State Speedway – and make big gains in the points.

THE LARSON RUN: Kyle Larson, of Elk Grove, CA, is on one of the best hot streaks in all of Sprint Car racing. In his last 33 dirt racing events – which includes midgets and Sprint Cars – he has 20 wins and hasn't finished worse that 6th. Included in that list are his four World of Outlaws wins this year. He's won the last three Series events he's entered – most recently the Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park.

He's expected to participate in the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway on Tuesday to go for his fifth Series win this year, fourth win in a row and second Silver Cup victory.

OUTLAWS V.S. PA POSSE: The historic battle between the World of Outlaws Sprint Car stars and the eastern Pennsylvania locals known as the PA Posse picks back up this week at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway.

The Outlaws just about shut out the Posse in the eight races at their tracks last year, beating them 5-2 – Tim Shaffer, neither an Outlaw nor Posse member, won one of the Williams Grove events.

Pennsylvania's Lance Dewease won at Lincoln Speedway and the second event at Williams Grove Speedway. David Gravel won twice at Williams Grove. Brent Marks – who was a full-time Outlaw last year – won the Nationals Open. And 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz won the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals finale and at Port Royal Speedway.
Will that Outlaw dominance continue this week?

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Tuesday, July 21, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup | Tickets / Event Info

Thursday, July 23, at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA for the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene | Tickets / Event Info

Friday & Saturday, July 24-25, at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA for the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals | Fri.Tickets / Sat. Tickets / Event Info

ABOUT THE TRACK
Lernerville Speedway is a high-banked 4/10-mile track
Track Record – 12.334 sec. set by Joey Saldana on May 15, 2002
Online – Lernerville.com

Lincoln Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile track
Track Record – 12.577 sec. set by Greg Hodnett on April 30, 2016
Online – LincolnSpeedway.com

Williams Grove Speedway is a semi-banked 1/2-mile track
Track Record – 16.140 sec. set by Brian Paulus on April 26, 2002
Online – WilliamsGrove.com

3/8-, 4/10- & 1/2-MILE WINNERS IN 2020
There have been two races on a 3/8-mile track in 2020.
Cedar Lake Speedway: Brad Sweet won on July 3 and 4

There have been three races on a 4/10-mile track in 2020.
Jackson Motorplex: Brad Sweet won on June 25 and Logan Schuchart won on June 26 & 27

There have been seven races on a 1/2-mile track in 2020.
Volusia Speedway Park: Donny Schatz won on Feb. 7, Brad Sweet won on Feb. 8 and Logan Schuchart won on Feb. 9
Knoxville Raceway: David Gravel won on May 8, Kyle Larson won on June 12 and June 13
Terre Haute Action Track: Logan Schuchart won on July 12

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

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2019 – Lance Dewease on May 15
2018 – Freddie Rahmer on July 19
2017 – David Gravel on May 17
2016 – Donny Schatz on May 19
2015 – Greg Hodnett on May 13
2014 – Stevie Smith on May 14, Daryn Pittman on July 17
2013 – Danny Dietrich on May 16
2012 – Danny Dietrich on May 10
1998 – Fred Rahmer on May 30
1997 – Mark Kinser on May 31
1996 – Mark Kinser on June 1
1995 – Steve Kinser on June 3, Dave Blaney on Aug. 6
1994 – Steve Kinser on June 4, Steve Kinser on Aug. 7
1993 – Andy Hillenburg on June 5, Bill Brian Jr. on Aug. 8
1992 – Steve Kinser on May 25
1991 – Sammy Swindell on May 25
1989 – Chris Eash on May 20, Don Kreitz on May 27, Bobby Davis Jr. on July 29
1988 – Sammy Swindell on May 28, Stevie Smith on June 4, Steve Kinser on July 30
1987 – Bobby Allen on May 23, Steve Kinser on May 30, Steve Kinser on Aug. 1
1986 – Bobby Davis Jr. on May 24, Bobby Davis Jr. on May 31, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 2
1985 – Bobby Allen on May 25, Steve Kinser on June 1, Bobby Allen on Aug. 3
1984 – Steve Kinser on May 26, Bobby Davis Jr. on Aug. 4
1983 – Brad Doty on May 30, Steve Kinser on Aug. 6
1981 – Steve Kinser on June 6
1980 – Sammy Swindell on May 17, Steve Kinser on July 19
1979 – Rick Ferkel on July 21
1978 – Steve Smith on June 24, Steve Smith on July 29

WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2019 – Brent Marks on Oct. 5, David Gravel on Oct. 4, Donny Schatz on July 27, Tim Shaffer on July 26, Lance Dewease on May 18, David Gravel on May 17
2018 – Lance Dewease on July 20, Gio Scelzi on Sept. 28, Lance Dewease on Sept. 29,
2017 – David Gravel on May 19, Shane Stewart on May 20, Brock Zearfoss on July 21, Greg Hodnett on Sept. 28 (makeup from 7/22), David Gravel on Sept. 28, James McFadden on Sept. 29, David Gravel on Sept. 30
2016 – Lance Dewease on May 20, Daryn Pittman on July 22, Lance Dewease on July 23, Danny Dietrich on Oct. 14
2015 – Donny Schatz on May 15, Danny Dietrich on July 24, Stevie Smith on July 25, Stevie Smith on Oct. 4
2014 – Daryn Pittman on May 16, Daryn Pittman on May 17, Greg Hodnett on July 18, Lance Dewease on July 19, David Gravel on Oct. 4
2013 – Donny Schatz on May 17, Donny Schatz on July 20, Don Kreitz Jr. on Oct. 4, Fred Rahmer on Oct. 5
2012 – Fred Rahmer on May 11, Steve Kinser on May 12, Cody Darrah on July 21, Paul McMahan on Sept. 28, Donny Schatz on Sept. 29
2011 – Daryn Pittman on May 13, Greg Hodnett on July 22, Jason Meyers on July 23, Jason Meyers on Sept. 30, Jason Meyers on Oct. 7
2010 – Chad Layton on May 13, Fred Rahmer on May 14, Lance Dewease on July 23, Greg Hodnett on July 24, Greg Hodnett on Oct. 1, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 2
2009 – Greg Hodnett on May 14, Greg Hodnett on July 24, Greg Hodnett on Oct. 3, Cody Darrah on Oct. 3 (Completion of July 25 event)
2008 – Steve Kinser on May 15, Daryn Pittman on July 18, Donny Schatz on July 19
2007 – Donny Schatz on May 17, Donny Schatz on May 18, Donny Schatz on July 19, Brian Leppo on July 20, Donny Schatz on July 21, Donny Schatz on Sept. 29
2006 – Fred Rahmer on May 26, Fred Rahmer on May 27, Terry McCarl on July 20, Craig Dollansky on July 21, Daryn Pittman on July 22, Jason Solwold on Sept. 29, Doug Esh on Sept. 30
2005 – Craig Dollansky on May 26, Steve Kinser on May 27, Jason Johnson on July 21, Paul McMahan on July 23, Fred Rahmer on July 23, Donny Schatz on Oct. 1
2004 – Fred Rahmer on May 27, Don Kreitz Jr. on May 28, Lance Dewease on July 23, Danny Lasoski on July 24, Mark Smith on Oct. 1, Donny Schatz on Oct. 2
2003 – Don Kreitz, Jr. on July 24, Donny Schatz on July 25, Donny Schatz on July 26, Donny Schatz on Oct. 3, Steve Kinser on Oct. 4
2002 – Steve Kinser on May 16, Danny Lasoski on July 25, Joey Saldana on July 26, Greg Hodnett on July 27, Lance Dewease on Sept. 28
2001 – Donny Schatz on May 17, Donny Schatz on July 26 (completed May 18 event), Donny Schatz on July 26, Don Kreitz Jr., on July 27, Tim Shaffer on Sept. 28, Lance Dewease on Sept. 29
2000 – Mark Kinser on May 18, Fred Rahmer on May 19, Lance Dewease on July 27, Sammy Swindell on July 29, Steve Kinser on Sept. 29, Donny Schatz on Sept. 30
1999 – Mark Kinser on May 27, Steve Kinser on May 28, Mark Kinser on July 29, Mark Kinser on July 30, Cris Eash on Oct. 1, Mark Kinser on Oct. 2
1998 – Mark Kinser on May 21, Johnny Herrera on May 22, Stevie Smith on May 29, Kevin Gobrecht on July 31, Mark Kinser on Oct. 2
1997 – Sammy Swindell on May 22, Mark Kinser on May 23, Jac Haudenschild on May 30, Mark Kinser on July 31, Mark Kinser on Aug. 1, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 3, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 4
1996 – Johnny Herrera on May 24, Mark Kinser on May 25, Steve Kinser on May 31, Steve Kinser on Aug. 1, Mark Kinser on Aug. 2, Lance Dewease on Oct. 4, Lance Dewease on Oct. 5
1995 – Steve Kinser on May 26, Dave Blaney on Aug. 3, Mark Kinser on Aug. 4, Mark Kinser on Sept. 29, Mark Kinser on Sept. 30
1994 – Dave Blaney on May 26, Steve Kinser on May 27, Andy Hillenburg on June 3, Jeff Swindell on Aug. 4, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 5, Lance Dewease on Sept. 30, Steve Kinser on Oct. 1
1993 – Dave Blaney on May 27, Don Kreitz Jr., on May 28, Dave Blaney on June 4, Steve Kinser on Aug. 5, Steve Kinser on Oct. 1, Don Kreitz Jr. on Oct. 3
1992 – Mark Kinser on May 21, Don Kreitz Jr., on May 22, Don Kreitz Jr., on May 29, Steve Kinser on July 30, Steve Kinser on July 31, Keith Kauffman on Oct. 2, Steve Kinser on Oct. 3
1991 – Steve Kinser on May 23, Steve Kinser on May 24, Sammy Swindell on May 31, Mark Kinser on Aug. 1, Steve Kinser on Aug. 2, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 4, Stevie Smith on Oct. 6
1990 – Steve Kinser on May 24, Steve Kinser on May 25, Sammy Swindell on June 1, Steve Kinser on Aug. 2, Steve Kinser on Aug. 3, Steve Kinser on Sept. 28, Steve Kinser on Sept. 29
1989 – Bobby Allen on May 25, Sammy Swindell on May 26, Bobby Allen on June 2, Bobby Davis Jr., on July 27, Bobby Davis Jr., on July 28, Stevie Smith on Sept. 29, Stevie Smith on Sept. 30
1988 – Bobby Davis, Jr. on May 26, Bobby Davis Jr., on May 27, Mark Kinser on June 3, Cris Eash on July 28, Steve Kinser on July 29
1987 – Ron Shuman on May 21, Steve Kinser on May 22, Steve Kinser on May 29, Steve Kinser on July 30, Steve Kinser on July 31
1986 – Doug Wolfgang on May 22, Doug Wolfgang on May 23, Bobby Allen on May 30, Jac Haudenschild on July 31, Bobby Allen on Aug. 1
1985 – Keith Kauffman on May 24, Steve Kinser on May 31, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 1, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 2
1984 – Steve Kinser on May 24, Steve Kinser on May 25, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 1, Brad Doty on Aug. 2, Steve Kinser on Aug. 3
1983 – Bobby Davis, Jr. on May 26, Bobby Davis Jr., on May 27, Steve Kinser on Aug. 4, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 5
1982 – Sammy Swindell on May 13, Bobby Allen on May 14, Bobby Allen on May 21
1981 – Steve Kinser on June 5, Steve Kinser on June 12
1980 – Sammy Swindell on May 16, Bill Stief on July 25, Keith Kauffman on July 26
1979 – Lynn Paxton on July 27
1978 – Kramer Williamson on Sept. 24

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AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Attica Raceway Park in Attica, OH on Friday, July 31. Get tickets by clicking here.

Then, for the first time since 2017 the Series makes its return to Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, IN on Sunday, Aug. 2. Get tickets by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch both events live on DIRTVision.

2020 STATS
There have been 23 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (8 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 7
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
4– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
5 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
–Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (29 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 8
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 7
3 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 6*
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 6
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 6
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 6
4 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 5*
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4*
6 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 3*
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 3
7 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 2
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
8 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 1
– Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas – 1
– Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, Ind. – 1
– Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
*Jackson “Qualifier” winners

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (13 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 3*
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
2 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
3 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
*Jackson “King of the Hill Dash” winner

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (18 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 3
2 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
3 – Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Bell, Arlington Tenn. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Aryton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, Mo. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Ill. – 1
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (8 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Penn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenburg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Cole Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (1 driver)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (17 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 16
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 11
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 8
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 6
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 6
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
6 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
7 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
8 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
9 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (11 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 5
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
3 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (14 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 143
2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 122
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 121
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 74
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 61
6 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 50
7 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 32
8 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 30
8 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 30
9 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 27
10 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 22
11 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 10
12 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 9
13 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 3

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (14 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
3 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw Wash. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1

NEW TRACK RECORDS (1 driver)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – TR
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. (9.995 sec. at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55)

2020 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 7 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brad Sweet (1)
3. Sun., Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Logan Schuchart (1)
4. Friday, March 13 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / (Postponed)
5. Saturday, March 14 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, TX / (Canceled)
6. Saturday, March 21 / USA Raceway / Tucson, AZ / (Canceled)
7. Sunday, March 22 / Arizona Speedway / San Tan Valley, AZ / (Canceled)
8. Saturday, March 28 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA / (Canceled)
9. Sunday, March 29 / Santa Maria Raceway / Nipomo, CA / (Canceled)
10. Friday April 3 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / (Canceled)
11. Saturday, April 4 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / (Canceled)
12. Friday, April 10 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA / (Canceled)
13. Saturday, April 11 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, CA / (Canceled)
14. Friday, April 17 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, CA / (Canceled)
15. Saturday, April 18 / Stockotn Dirt Track / Stockton, CA / (Canceled)
16. Friday, April 24 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / (Canceled)
17. Saturday, April 25 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / (Canceled)
18. Friday, May 1 / Lawton Speedway / Lawton, OK / (Postponed)
19. Saturday, May 2 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / (Postponed)
20. Wednesday, May 6 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, IL / (Postponed)
21. Friday, May 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (1)
22. Friday, May 8 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / (Postponed)
23. Saturday, May 9 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / (Postponed)
24. Friday, May 15 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / (Postponed)
25. Saturday, May 16 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / (Postponed)
26. Tuesday, May 19 / Bridgeport Speedway / Swedesboro, NJ / (Postponed)
27. Fri., May 22 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (2)
28. Sat., May 23 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (1)
29. Saturday, May 23 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / (Postponed)
30. Monday, May 25 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN / (Postponed)
31. Friday, May 29 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Logan Schuchart (2)
32. Saturday, May 30 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Donny Schatz (2)
33. Saturday, May 30 / I-70 Speedway / Odessa, MO / (Postponed)
34. Wednesday, June 3 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE / (Postponed)
35. Friday, June 5 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Canceled
36. Friday, June 5 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (3)
37. Saturday, June 6 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, MN / Canceled
38. Saturday, June 6 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (4)
39. Friday, June 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (2)
40. Saturday, June 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (3)
41. Wednesday, June 17 / The Dirt Oval at Route 66 / Joliet, IL / Canceled
42. Friday, June 19 / Dubuque Speedway / Dubuque, IA / Canceled
43. Friday, June 19 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Short (1)
44. Saturday, June 20 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (1)
45. Saturday, June 20 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Canceled
46. Thursday, June 25 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Brad Sweet (5)
47. Friday, June 26 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (3)
48. Saturday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (4)
49. Friday, July 3 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (6)
50. Sat., July 4 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (7)
51. Friday, July 10 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA / Parker Price-Miller (1)
52. Saturday, July 11 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / David Gravel (2)
53. Sun., July 12 / Terre Haute Action Track / Terre Haute, IN / Logan Schuchart (5)
54. Tuesday, July 14 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Kyle Larson (4)

 

 

DOUBLE-DUTY DIETZ: Philip Dietz finding his stride as a multi-team crew chief
Not since Karl Kinser has a crew chief won back to back races with two different drivers, such as Dietz has accomplished with David Gravel and Parker Price-Miller

SARVER, PA – July 17, 2020 – Philip Dietz knew taking on the role of crew chief for two teams this year would be daunting challenge. But also, at times, a rewarding one.

That reward came last week when Dietz made history by winning at 34 Raceway with Parker Price-Miller and his own Dietz Motorsports team and then winning with David Gravel and Jason Johnson Racing the next night at Wilmot Raceway.

He’s the first crew chief to achieve that feat since Karl Kinser won back to back races with Mark Kinser and Steve Kinser throughout his career.

“It feels great,” Dietz said about the accomplishment. “It’s kind of been a struggle the past few months to find a balance that suits both cars. I feel like we’ve hit on something lately. It definitely showed [at 34 Raceway] with Parker. I think we were definitely able to apply some of those things to David’s car. It definitely showed. We’re going to keep working at it. Both crews have been working extremely hard to get these cars better.”

The two-time Knoxville Nationals winning crew chief doubled his work load this year by remaining the crew chief for JJR and also serving as the crew chief for Dietz Motorsports – based out of the JJR shop – which he formed at the beginning of the year with his wife Brooke. His initial plan for his team was to run about 30 to 40 races with Price-Miller as the driver. After the COVID-19 pandemic shook up the season, the team has run every race and Price-Miller said they may even run the entire World of Outlaws schedule.

That’s allowed Price-Miller and Gravel to have a teammate to lean on every race and for Dietz to experiment with setups between the cars.

“I’ve kind of tried the same setup for both cars,” Dietz said. “But you know, each car is a little different. Obviously, the driver likes his car a little bit differently as well. I kind of have to treat them separately. But if we hit on something that seems to make one car better, we can try to apply it to the other. Definitely two different cars. Two different setups. Two different drivers. We seem to be getting closer and closer each race.”

Both teams have seen a boost in their performances the past few weeks. After struggling to find consistency, Gravel has collected one win, five top-five finishes and nine top-10s in the last nine races. And Price-Miller has collected one win, three top-five finishes and seven top-10s. In the prior 12 races, Price-Miller only had two top-10 runs.

“It shows how hard he works,” Gravel said about Dietz. “It’s been a struggle to set up two cars. We set up two cars and they’re not the same. They just don’t handle the same. He’s got to figure that out and I think we’re starting to figure that out. Hopefully this is more of a normal thing (winning with both teams). I’d like to get a 14 car and 41 car podium one day for sure.”

Working with two different teams, two different drivers and two different cars has forced Dietz to manage his time wisely. Or as he’d put it, “I’m still working on that part.”

“I try to keep a notebook with me and try to keep track of everything, or each adjustment as we go through the night,” Dietz said. “It has certainly been a challenge. I feel like my notebook can definitely use some improvement. But, no, it’s good. We have two great crews. They both work extremely hard and make my job a lot easier.”

Chemistry is also key to their success. While Dietz and Gravel built it last year, winning 12 races – including the Knoxville Nationals – Dietz had to do the same with Price-Miller this year. It’s taken time to build that chemistry, Price-Miller said. The more races and more laps they get, the more in tune they become.

Getting back into a rhythm of racing multiple times every week has helped with that.

“It’s always good to get into a routine,” Dietz said. “The more you race the quicker you pick up on areas you can improve. It’s definitely helped to get to race as much as we have lately. I think some of these upcoming races the next few weeks will allow us to work on our cars even more and get them even better.”

The two teams will head to Pennsylvania next week with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series to run four races in a five-day for the first PA swing of the year.

First up is the prestigious $25,000-to-win Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway – which Gravel won last year – on Tues., July 21. Then, the Series will return to Lincoln Speedway for the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene on Thurs., July 23 before wrapping up the week at Williams Grove Speedway for the Champion Racing Oils Summer Nationals on Fri., July 24 and Sat., July 25.

Gravel has had success at all three tracks, winning at both Lernerville Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway in 2019 and has a win at Lincoln Speedway in 2017. And while he's out of the championship points hunt due to missing a race at the beginning of the season, JJR is still in the hunt for an owner's championship – currently 38 points behind Kasey Kahne Racing and Brad Sweet.

For Price-Miller, he’ll look to continue his strong performances with Dietz Motorsports and produce career best finishes at the Pennsylvania tracks. In two World of Outlaws starts at Lernerville Speedway, his best finish is 20th and in three starts at Williams Grove his best finish is 16th. Thursday’s event at Lincoln Speedway will be his first appearance at the 3/8-mile track.

Dietz will again have his work cut out for him but as always, he’s up for the challenge. No matter how daunting.

For tickets to the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway, click here.

For tickets to the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene at Lincoln Speedway, click here.

For tickets to the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway, click here.

If you can’t make it to the events, you can watch all of them live on DIRTVision.

 

 

FENDERED FUN: Donny Schatz relishing opportunities to race his Late Model
The 10-time Sprint Car Series champion will race with the World of Outlaws Late Models at River Cities Speedway and Red River Valley Speedway

One of Donny Schatz’s most proud performances in his career is a third-place run with the World of Outlaws at River Cities Speedway in his home state of North Dakota.

Not with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, though. With the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models.

When the 10-time Sprint Car Series champion isn’t spending his weeks chasing another title, he trades his winged chariot for a fendered rocket. Which is exactly his plan this weekend.

With the Sprint Car Series’ next race not until Tues., July 21 at Lernerville Speedway for the $25,000-to-win Don Martin Memorial, Schatz, of Fargo, ND, is breaking out his self-owned #15 Rocket Chassis Late Model to run with the World of Outlaws Late Models at River Cities Speedways in Grand Forks, ND on Fri., July 17 and at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND on Sat., July 18.

“It’s really hard for me to go around home and go to local races during the week or off time and race a Sprint Car and say it is for fun, even though it is for fun, when you do it professionally,” Schatz said. “To do a Late Model is a completely different animal. I don’t do it professionally. I do it for fun. I do it on the side. It makes a lot more sense. It allows me to stay more connected to my local tracks here in North Dakota and Minnesota. It’s fun to stay connected to the local scene for me.”

Late Models were originally never on Schatz’s radar. However, his father was intrigued by them and had told Schatz he should drive one to broaden his horizon. His passion for the cars didn’t come until 2012 when he got the opportunity to run the Prelude to the Dream at Eldora Speedway.

Running one of Darrell Lanigan’s cars, Schatz beat the likes of 20-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion Steve Kinser, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan and Bill Elliott to finish fourth in the special event. From then on, he was hooked on Late Model racing.

“It was a really fun event,” Schatz said. “It was huge for our sport to have myself and Steve Kinser there and be a part of the big race. If you ever do something that you had a great time at but weren’t really good at, you feel like you want to give it another go.”

Since running the Prelude, Schatz has started more than 60 sanctioned Late Model Features – 19 of them World of Outlaws Late Model events.

Of his World of Outlaws starts, he’s collected one top-five and five top-10 finishes – his most recent top-10 coming in February during the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park.

He’s also collected two wins in the Can-Am Western Late Model Series and nine wins in the Northern Late Model Racing Association – one at Red River Valley Speedway and five at River Cities Speedway.

Winning in a Late Model is “very rewarding,” Schatz said, and he attributes the success he’s had to an all-star list of friends.

“Most of the time I thank all of that success to (iconic team owner and chassis builder) Mark Richards for giving me a running start,” Schatz said. “I’ve had a lot of help from a lot of guys – including (four-time World of Outlaws Late Model champion) Josh Richards and (two-time and defending World of Outlaws Late Model champion) Brandon Sheppard.

“So many people over the years have helped. It’s like cutting corners. If you can cut a corner somewhere and it helps out, that’s a good thing. It’s rewarding I can tell you that. Maybe someday I’ll win at least one (World of Outlaws) Late Model show. But you just never know.”

In comparison to his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 Sprint Car, Schatz said the closet thing it and his Late Model have in common are he still puts the tear offs on his helmet the same way.

His years of experience making Sprint Cars go fast don’t apply.

“You know, we use set up blocks and put them under the axle and have torsion stops,” Schatz said. “In their world, they have a spring smasher and it sets the load to that corner. They know what the load needs to be. Fifteen pounds could be the difference between a good car and a bad car. There’s not a lot of error there. In the Sprint Car world, we can wind multiple turns of weight in one corner and not feel a big difference.

“It just tells you the correlation between a torsion bar and a spring, how much difference there is in the way they work. A spring has memory. A torsion bar doesn’t really have anything. It’s old school technology. I wouldn’t even call it technology. It’s just something that’s stuck around in our sport and nobody has really changed. It would be fun one day to make them similar but today it’s just not happening.”

Even the way the Late Model drives compared to the Sprint Car forces Schatz to change his entire mentality on how to run the car.

“The Late Models rotate with the left rear in the corner and right front has to be buried (into the track),” he said. “They turn on the gas, but they don’t really turn when you’re off the gas pedal. There’re so many different scenarios. The way the car carries the air over it is just as important as the Sprint Car. But the Sprint Car pulls it a different way and does it completely different. You have to keep a completely open mindset and a whole different scenario about it.”

While the Late Model races are a time for Schatz to shed the stress of running for a championship, that doesn’t negate his competitive nature.

He wouldn’t consider himself a relaxed racer. Especially when competing against the likes of Sheppard, 2004 World of Outlaws Late Model champion Scott Bloomquist and last year’s Rookie of the Year Ricky Weiss.

“Anytime you put the helmet on at the racetrack you’re not going to settle for anything less than checkers,” Schatz said. “It is relaxing in some scenes. In others, you feel like you’re beating your head against the wall a little bit because you want to do better than you really do. It’s a tough battle with those guys. They stay on top of it. They eat, sleep and drink it. And if you don’t do that every day it’s hard to stay competitive.”

Schatz has mentioned before that at some point in his career he might consider transitioning from racing a Sprint Car full-time to a Late Model. He hasn’t sold himself on that idea yet. But isn’t completely dismissing it either.

“At the end of the day, I love what I do with the Sprint Cars,” he said. “I don’t know if I would ever walk away from it to do one or the other. It would be cool. In a perfect world, a guy could run both Series. But that would be pretty farfetched to be able to do and be competitive. Once you get to racing for championships that gets to be your focus and what you want to do. Maybe I’ll never be that competitive in the Late Model world, but you never know. Maybe years down the road that’ll change.”

For now, he’s going to enjoy a rare opportunity to run with the Outlaws in his home state this weekend before returning to his Sprint Car next week.

For tickets to the Fri., July 17 River Cities Speedway event, click here.

For tickets to the Sat., July 18 Red River Valley Speedway event, click here.

For tickets to the Tues. July 21 Don Martin Memorial at Lernerville Speedway, click here.

If you can’t make it to the events, you can still watch all three live on DIRTVision.

 

 

CLASSIC BANDIT: Kyle Larson takes first Brad Doty Classic win
Brad Sweet’s bad continues, allowing Donny Schatz and others to make big points gains

ATTICA, OH – July 15, 2020 – By the time the checkered flag fell at Attica Raceway Park Tuesday night, there wasn’t enough room on the front page of the morning paper to fit all of the headlines.

Kyle Larson held off 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz to win the Ohio Logisitics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics – his first Classic win, first World of Outlaws win at Attica and third World of Outlaws win in a row.
Reigning champion Brad Sweet’s string of bad luck continued, suffering his third DNF in a row. He now holds a two point lead over Schatz.
The father and son duo of Sheldon Haudenschild and Jac Haudenschild put on a show in the top-five, trading slide jobs and swapping positions all night long.

“It’s one that I think everyone looks forward to running,” Larson said about winning the Brad Doty Classic and claiming the $10,000 top prize. “Brad (Doty) is such a nice guy and has done so much for this sport, long before I was born. It’s cool to get the opportunity to run this race. I got beat by Donny the last time we ran here, so it was good to edge him there.”

Larson was a dominate force all night. He won his Drydene Heat Race, drew the number one pill for the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and then won the Dash by four seconds to start on the pole for the 40-lap Feature.

Sweet was on track to have a similarly strong night in the early stage of the event. He set Quick Time in Flight 2 of Qualifying and had a commanding lead in his Heat Race before his motor let go – a similar scenario Schatz faced on Sunday at the Terre Haute Action Track. Sweet then won the Last Chance Showdown, earning him the 21st starting spot for the Feature out of 25 cars.

When the Feature commenced, Larson left Schatz. He pulled away to about a second lead in the first two laps before the caution came out for Sweet spinning in Turn 4. With no damage, he got pointed in the right direction and continued.

The green flag flew again and Larson continued to be a missile on four wheels. While Schatz could keep the Finley Farms #57 in sight in the first two corners, Larson would find another gear and rocket away from the field. He was able to maneuver through lap traffic with the apparent foresight of where they would go.

On Lap 17, Logan Schuchart and Kerry Madsen made contact, putting Madsen in the wall. Carson Macedo spun while trying to avoid the wreck and made contact with Ian Madsen and caused Sweet to flip.

Enough repairs were made to Sweet’s car to get him back on track with seconds to spare. However, with a damaged wing and other bent parts, Sweet was well off the pace. Another red flag came out a lap later, allowing Sweet’s Kasey Kahne Racing team to continue working on the NAPA Auto Parts #49. The repairs helped him pick up more speed, but with three laps to go he slowed with another issue and pulled off track – the first time since 2013 he’s had three consecutive DNFs.

Before then, Larson made qualifying laps while Schatz searched to match his speed. And behind them the father and son duo of Sheldon Haudenschild and Jac Haudenschild put on the show of the night. They officially swapped positions four times throughout the race, but were side by side, feet apart throughout the 40-lap event.

Larson hit heavy traffic in the closing laps, allowing Schatz to close in and have thoughts of stealing the win away from him. Schatz showed Larson his nose a couple of times, but Larson found clean air and rocketed away again before Schatz could attempt a pass.

“It was nice I could look back and see they were half of a track behind me,” Larson said. “We had a good car there… Whenever I would get within a straightaway of lap traffic, I couldn’t see the cushion and started to make mistakes and thought I could cheat the corner and slide myself. I say Donny (Schatz) show is nose a couple of times. I had to get aggressive to get around those two slower cars. I was able to do that and get some good consistent laps put together.”

Schatz earned his second runner-up finish in a row – third in four races – and fourth top-five finish in a row.

“It’s just the way it goes,” Schatz said. “The car was solid. A solid night. My (Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing) guys have done a great job… We just needed to stay in traffic.”

Schatz’s consistency couldn’t have come at a better time with Sweet’s consistent bad luck. However, Schatz can sympathize with Sweet, knowing how easy it is to go from dominating to struggling.

“There’s only one thing I can control, which is going on with this (TSR) 15 car,” Schatz said. “I can’t control what goes on with anything else. I’ve been in that position before. Things go for you and they go against you. It’s all part of the game.”

Sheldon won the battle against his dad, rounding out the podium – his 15th top-10 finish in a row. Logan Schuchart snuck by Jac in the closing laps to finish fourth and earn the KSE Racing Hard Charger Award – coming from 11th. Jac finished fifth – his first top-five of the season.

With the back half of the 2020 season starting in Pennsylvania next week, the top-five in points are now all within in striking distance of the championship points lead.

1. Brad Sweet --
2. Donny Schatz -2
3. Logan Schuchart -14
4. Carson Macedo -56
5. Sheldon Haudenschild -74

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup. Get tickets by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can still watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$5,500]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$3,200]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][$2,800]; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6][$2,500]; 6. 83-Daryn Pittman [5][$2,300]; 7. 2-Carson Macedo [13][$2,200]; 8. 14-Parker Price-Miller [7][$2,100]; 9. 41-David Gravel [4][$2,050]; 10. O9-Craig Mintz [9][$2,000]; 11. 28-Tim Shaffer [10][$1,500]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16][$1,200]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [15][$1,100]; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [14][$1,050]; 15. 18-Ian Madsen [12][$1,000]; 16. W20-Greg Wilson [22][$900]; 17. 9-Kasey Kahne [17][$800]; 18. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [20][$800]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [23][$800]; 20. 3J-Trey Jacobs [19][$800]; 21. 33M-Mason Daniel [25][$]; 22. 8M-TJ Michael [24][$800]; 23. 49-Brad Sweet [21][$800]; 24. 2M-Kerry Madsen [8][$800]; 25. 5-Byron Reed [18][$800]; Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson 1-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+7]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.5; 2. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 12.588; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.59; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.626; 5. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.665; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.676; 7. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.826; 8. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.84; 9. 9-Kasey Kahne, 12.862; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.869; 11. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.911; 12. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.988; 13. 27Z-Zane Devault, 13.011; 14. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.04; 15. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.074; 16. 15K-Chad Kemenah, 13.088; 17. 16-DJ Foos, 13.1; 18. 19R-Jordan Ryan, 13.126; 19. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.208; 20. 23-Cole Macedo, 13.263; 21. 6-Bill Rose, 13.284

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.709; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 12.722; 3. 41-David Gravel, 12.796; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.816; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.972; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.027; 7. 28-Tim Shaffer, 13.068; 8. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.09; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.144; 10. 4-Cap Henry, 13.157; 11. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.159; 12. 1-Nate Dussel, 13.236; 13. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.247; 14. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 13.28; 15. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.329; 16. 33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.331; 17. 5-Byron Reed, 13.348; 18. 21-Carson Short, 13.386; 19. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.41; 20. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.445; 21. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.55


 

 

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Return to Huset’s Speedway Sept. 5-6
 

BRANDON, SD — Tod Quiring has acquired Huset’s Speedway, and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series will return to the historic South Dakota track Sept. 5-6.

The event will include a $10,000-to-win Feature on Saturday, Sept. 5, and a $20,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start Feature on Sunday, Sept. 6.

“I’m excited for Tod and his team to reopen Huset’s Speedway, a place with so much World of Outlaws history,” World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter said. “They’ve done a great job with the Jackson Motorplex and the Jackson Nationals in a short time, we can’t wait to see what they do at Huset’s and how we can help build for the future.”

The World of Outlaws first raced at Huset’s in 1983, with Sammy Swindell taking the win on the last lap by passing Ron Shuman in the final corner at the 3/8-mile high-banked dirt oval. In fact, 11 of the first 12 World of Outlaws races at Huset’s were won by legends Swindell, Steve Kinser or Doug Wolfgang.

The Series last raced at the venue in 2016 when it was known as Badlands Motor Speedway, with Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet splitting the wins. The track was mostly dormant until Quiring’s purchase of the facility.

The Midwest Sprint Touring Series will also be on the card each night.

Gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with Hot Laps at 7 p.m. Tickets will be sold in advance at HusetsSpeedway.com.

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: First Ohio stop sets stage for star-studded Brad Doty Classic
The World of Outlaws returns to Attica Raceway Park as the points battle tightens

ATTICA, OH – July 13, 2020 – The winged warriors of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will invade Ohio for the first time in 2020 at Attica Raceway Park on Tues., July 14.

It’ll mark the Series’ first race at the 1/3-mile track since 2018 and the 32nd Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic present by Racing Optics.

Along with the Outlaws already in attendance, the event will attract the best Sprint Car drivers from across the country as they’ll look to write their name in the history books and claim the $10,000 top prize.

With the 2020 season reaching its halfway point, every win and position means more than ever as drivers hunt for trophies and a championship.

If you can’t be at the track, you can still watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

Here are the top storylines to follow throughout the event:

POINTS BATTLE TIGHTENS: Reigning World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, entered last weekend’s events with a 114-point lead over 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, in second. Then a rarity occurred. Sweet suffered two consecutive DNFs – the first time since 2013 that’s happened in his career. Now, Schatz is 44 points behind Sweet and Sheldon Haudenschild, in fifth, is 114 points back.

Schatz and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team have begun to find some momentum, picking up two second-place finishes in the last three races. In his last race at the Terre Haute Action Track, Schatz charged from 23rd to second in the 30-lap event. Attica Raceway Park is a good track for Schatz, too. He has four wins at the raceway and is the last driver to win a World of Outlaws event there in 2018.

While Sweet has picked up a pair of fourth-place finishes in his six starts at Attica, his next best finish is 12th. He finished 17th in his last race at the track in 2018. However, he and his Kasey Kahne Racing team have proven they can overcome adversity and win on any track. He’s currently the only driver this year to win at a 1/3-mile, 3/8-mile and half-mile.

SHARK FEST: The Shark Racing duo of Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen continue to give the Hanover, PA team its best season with the World of Outlaws, so far. Schuchart picked up his fifth win of 2020 at the Terre Haute Action Track and Allen picked up his second top-five of the season during the recent triple-header weekend.

Allen had two top-five finishes in the entire 2019 season and has already matched that with more than 30 races to go in 2020. With another top-10 run at the Terre Haute Action Track, his confidence is high and he’s using that to produce good results.

Schuchart is currently back in the title hunt, sitting third in points – 52 points behind Sweet and only eight points behind Schatz in second. However, he’ll have to overcome his previous performances at Attica Raceway Park. His best finish at the 1/3-mile track is 12th in 2018. The two races prior, he didn’t transfer to the Feature. Tuesday’s event will be another test for the Drydene-backed team.

CONSISTENCY KING: Sheldon Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, is currently the most consistent driver on the World of Outlaws tour. He’s on a run of 14 top-10 finishes in a row – half of them being top-five finishes in his NOS Energy Drink #17. However, he and his Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing team are still looking for their first win of 2020.

Haudenschild will be on the hunt for a home state win this weekend and his first win at Attica Raceway Park. He finished seventh during his last World of Outlaws visit to the track in 2018.

JJR RESURGENCE: After a few weeks of struggling to find consistency, David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, and Jason Johnson Racing returned to Victory Lane at Wilmot Raceway – their second win of 2020. He backed that up with a fifth-place run at the Terre Haute Action Track the next night.

Now, he and the team return to Attica Raceway Park, where Gravel won in 2017. Gravel and Donny Schatz are the only two drivers on the tour with a World of Outlaws win at the 1/3-mile Ohio track.

BUDDING SOPHOMORE: Carson Macedo, of Lemoore, CA, continues to improve in his sophomore World of Outlaws season with Kyle Larson Racing. He currently sits fourth in points – 88 points behind Sweet – with one win, eight top-five finishes and 18 top-10s in the first 22 races of 2020.

Macedo earned two top-five finishes during the triple-header weekend – including a runner-up finish at Wilmot Raceway. He was on track for another podium finish at the Terre Haute Action Track before a part broke and ended his night. Attica Raceway Park could be another good track for Macedo, too. He finished fifth during his last World of Outlaws race at the track in 2018. His crew chief Joe Gaerte has also won a World of Outlaws event at Attica in 1993.

STACKED FIELD: The Brad Doty Classic tends to attract a large and impressive field of drivers yearly. Kyle Larson is expected to make his World of Outlaws return after picking up multiple victories in Ohio already the past couple of weeks. And 72-time World of Outlaws winner Jac Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, is also expected to compete for a home state win against his son.

Drivers from around the country will converge at the Attica, OH track to see if they have what it takes to compete with the stars of the World of Outlaws.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Tuesday, July 14, at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic | Tickets / Event Info

ABOUT THE TRACK
Attica Raceway Park is a high-banked 1/3-mile track
Track Record – 11.306 sec. set by Butch Schroeder on Sept. 7, 1998
Online – AtticaRacewayPark.com

1/3-MILE WINNERS IN 2020
There have been eight races on a 1/3-mile track in 2020.
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55: Brad Sweet won on May 22 and Kyle Larson won on May 23
Lake Ozark Speedway: Logan Schuchart won on May 29 and Donny Schatz won on May 30
Beaver Dam Raceway: Brad Sweet won on June 5 and June 6
34 Raceway: Parker Price-Miller won on July 10
Wilmot Raceway: David Gravel won on July 11

ATTICA RACEWAY PARK PREVIOUS WINNERS
2018 – Donny Schatz on July 10
2017 – David Gravel on July 11
2016 – Donny Schatz on July 12
2015 – Dale Blaney on May 29
2014 – Dale Blaney on May 30
2011 – Donny Schatz on May 20
2009 – Dale Blaney on May 29
2008 – Donny Schatz on May 30
2007 – Joey Saldana on April 20
2005 – Stevie Smith on July 13
1994 – Sammy Swindell on May 21
1993 – Joe Garte on May 21
1992 – Joey Allen on Aug. 7
1991 – Steve Kinser on Aug. 9
1990 – Steve Kinser on May 18

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

DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Bill Rose – @BillRose6_Rose
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Mason Daniel – @MasonDRacing
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17
Wayne Johnson – @wjr77x

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Lernerville Speedway in Lernerville, PA for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup on Tuesday, July 21. Get tickets by clicking here.

Then, on Thursday, July 23, the Series heads to Abbottstown, PA for the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene at Lincoln Speedway. Get tickets by clicking here.

The week will wrap up with the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA on Fri., July 24 and Sat., July 25. Get tickets by clicking here.

2020 STATS
There have been 22 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (8 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 7
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 3
4– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
5 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
–Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (28 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 7
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 7
2 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 6*
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 6
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 6
3 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 5*
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 5
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4*
5 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 3*
6 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 2
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
7 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 1
– Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas – 1
– Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, Ind. – 1
– Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
*Jackson “Qualifier” winners

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (13 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 3*
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
2 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
3 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
*Jackson “King of the Hill Dash” winner

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (17 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 3
2 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
3 – Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Bell, Arlington Tenn. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Aryton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, Mo. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Ill. – 1
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (8 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Penn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenburg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (1 driver)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (17 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 16
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 11
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 7
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 6
5 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 5
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
6 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
7 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
8 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (11 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 5
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
4 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (14 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 143
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 121
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 82
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 74
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 61
6 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 50
7 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 32
8 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 30
8 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 30
9 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 27
10 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 22
11 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 10
12 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 9
13 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 3

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (14 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
2 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw Wash. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1

NEW TRACK RECORDS (1 driver)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – TR
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. (9.995 sec. at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55)

2020 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 7 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brad Sweet (1)
3. Sun., Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Logan Schuchart (1)
4. Friday, March 13 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / (Postponed)
5. Saturday, March 14 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, TX / (Canceled)
6. Saturday, March 21 / USA Raceway / Tucson, AZ / (Canceled)
7. Sunday, March 22 / Arizona Speedway / San Tan Valley, AZ / (Canceled)
8. Saturday, March 28 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA / (Canceled)
9. Sunday, March 29 / Santa Maria Raceway / Nipomo, CA / (Canceled)
10. Friday April 3 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / (Canceled)
11. Saturday, April 4 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / (Canceled)
12. Friday, April 10 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA / (Canceled)
13. Saturday, April 11 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, CA / (Canceled)
14. Friday, April 17 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, CA / (Canceled)
15. Saturday, April 18 / Stockotn Dirt Track / Stockton, CA / (Canceled)
16. Friday, April 24 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / (Canceled)
17. Saturday, April 25 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / (Canceled)
18. Friday, May 1 / Lawton Speedway / Lawton, OK / (Postponed)
19. Saturday, May 2 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / (Postponed)
20. Wednesday, May 6 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, IL / (Postponed)
21. Friday, May 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (1)
22. Friday, May 8 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / (Postponed)
23. Saturday, May 9 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / (Postponed)
24. Friday, May 15 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / (Postponed)
25. Saturday, May 16 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / (Postponed)
26. Tuesday, May 19 / Bridgeport Speedway / Swedesboro, NJ / (Postponed)
27. Fri., May 22 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (2)
28. Sat., May 23 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (1)
29. Saturday, May 23 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / (Postponed)
30. Monday, May 25 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN / (Postponed)
31. Friday, May 29 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Logan Schuchart (2)
32. Saturday, May 30 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Donny Schatz (2)
33. Saturday, May 30 / I-70 Speedway / Odessa, MO / (Postponed)
34. Wednesday, June 3 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE / (Postponed)
35. Friday, June 5 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Canceled
36. Friday, June 5 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (3)
37. Saturday, June 6 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, MN / Canceled
38. Saturday, June 6 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (4)
39. Friday, June 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (2)
40. Saturday, June 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (3)
41. Wednesday, June 17 / The Dirt Oval at Route 66 / Joliet, IL / Canceled
42. Friday, June 19 / Dubuque Speedway / Dubuque, IA / Canceled
43. Friday, June 19 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Short (1)
44. Saturday, June 20 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (1)
45. Saturday, June 20 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Canceled
46. Thursday, June 25 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Brad Sweet (5)
47. Friday, June 26 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (3)
48. Saturday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (4)
49. Friday, July 3 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (6)
50. Sat., July 4 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (7)
51. Friday, July 10 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA / Parker Price-Miller (1)
52. Saturday, July 11 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / David Gravel (2)
53. Sun., July 12 / Terre Haute Action Track / Terre Haute, IN / Logan Schuchart (5)

 

 

DUSK TILL DAWN: Logan Schuchart wins eventful Wabash Clash
Shark Racing earns its fifth win of 2020 at Terre Haute Action Track; Donny Schatz makes big gains in the Feature and in points

TERRE HAUTE, IN – July 12, 2020 – The sun was still minutes away from its decent into slumber when the green flag waved to start the Wabash Clash at the Terre Haute Action Track Sunday night.

Polesitter Logan Schuchart launched ahead of the field to maintain the lead for the first lap and then the rest of the night – claiming his fifth win of the season and first at the half-mile track.

However, the night sky painted the backdrop to Schuchart’s win after about an hour of intense racing and excitement.

“It was a test the whole time,” Schuchart said about the 30-lap Feature. “There were so many yellows and reds that it made me think a whole lot every yellow about what the car was doing and whether I was running the right line. You try to look for your guys to give you feedback a little bit. It’s just tough. You never know how far out front you are. We only come here every couple of years, and I think the last time here we finished eighth or something like that. So, big improvement and big testament for our guys.”

Eight cautions, which include two red flags – and an Open Red fuel stop – forced Schuchart to run eight perfect restarts. On each one, he had the likes of 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, 2013 Series champion Daryn Pittman, 2019 Knoxville Nationals winner David Gravel and last year’s Rookie of the Year Carson Macedo starting alongside and behind him at various times. And on every start, he pulled away from each.

Schuchart rocketed ahead of the field every time the green flag waved and pulled away to about a second lead by the end of the lap.

He first outran Kerry Madsen, who started second, on the initial start of the Feature. Madsen faded, bringing Macedo up into second-place. The Kyle Larson Racing driver was unable to best Schuchart on the two restart attempts he was given.

On Lap 13, a part broke on Macedo’s car, sending him spinning into the front stretch wall. At the same time, reigning champion and current points leader Brad Sweet had a right rear tire go flat. Macedo was running second and Sweet was third.

Their misfortune put Gravel into second and Shane Stewart into third. Schuchart bested both of them on the restart, again pulling away. Stewart also worked his way by Gravel for second. Five laps later, Sweet had another part failure and went hard into the Turn 3 wall. That ended his night, giving him two consecutive DNFs – the first time that’s happened in his career since 2013.

When the race resumed, the field was unable to complete the lap before the red flag was thrown, again, for Ayrton Gennetten flipping in Turn 4 after contact with Kerry Madsen. Gennetten, in just his sixth World of Outlaws Feature, was having an impressive run inside the top-10. Before the accident, he was battling with Madsen and Schatz for a top-five position.

While Schuchart led every lap, Schatz had one of the most impressive performances of the night. He blew an engine in the Drydene Heat Race, forcing him to start last in the 23-car field. Schatz then went from 23rd to 15th in the first two laps and continued to pick off multiple cars on every restart. By Lap 22, he moved past Gravel to take third.

Pittman was Schuchart’s closest competition on a restart with 12 laps to go. For the first time all night, he couldn’t pull away. Pittman kept the Drydene #1S within reach. However, before Pittman could try to dethrone the Shark Racing driver, a caution came out for Jason Sides blowing an engine.

The caution set up a three-lap heavy weight clash between Schuchart, Pittman and Schatz. But for the final time of the evening, with darkness now filling the sky, Schuchart continued his masterclass of restarts and drove away from Pittman and Schatz, leaving them to argue over second. Schatz won the battle – and the KSE Racing Hard Charger Award for the night – forcing Pittman to settle for third.

“We got ourselves qualified well tonight, but the Heat Race went to Hell in a handbag,” Schatz said. “So, that’s just the way it works. We had to dig ourselves out of a hole. It’s a pretty respectable night. We’d like to be a little bit better. We won’t hang our head on it. It’s trying at the moment, but we’ll dig through it. These (Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing) guys are incredible at what they do.”

Schatz – second in points – has cut Sweet’s points lead down from 114 points to now 44 points in the last two races. Schuchart is third, 52 points back now.

His Terre Haute Action Track win marks his 21st career World of Outlaws win and one of the hardest he had to work for.

“It was a guessing game every restart, whether (the best line on the track) was going away or if I didn’t have my wing speed yet,” said Schuchart, of Hanover, PA. “It’s a great race car. Thanks, again, to my guys. We didn’t feel great after the Heat Race and in Qualifying I felt slow and didn’t know what to change. Sometimes it’s harder on these big racetracks. It can feel straight and smooth but you’re just slow. It’s hard to tell what you need to change. We made the right changes and we’re able to get here in Victory Lane.”

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 14 for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics. Get tickets by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can still watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [23][$5,500]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [9][$3,200]; 4. 71-Shane Stewart [5][$2,800]; 5. 41-David Gravel [4][$2,500]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$2,300]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6][$2,200]; 8. 7-Tim Kaeding [14][$2,100]; 9. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [7][$2,050]; 10. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [15][$2,000]; 11. 2-Carson Macedo [3][$1,500]; 12. 2C-Wayne Johnson [13][$1,200]; 13. 33M-Mason Daniel [19][$1,100]; 14. 35-Zach Hampton [20][$1,050]; 15. 6-Bill Rose [18][$1,000]; 16. 9K-Kyle Schuett [21][$900]; 17. 71M-Paul May [17][$800]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [22][$800]; 19. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2][$800]; 20. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [11][$800]; 21. 14-Parker Price-Miller [10][$800]; 22. 49-Brad Sweet [12][$800]; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16][$800]; Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+21]

Qualifying – 1. 2-Carson Macedo, 16.797; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 16.877; 3. 71-Shane Stewart, 16.918; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.931; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.931; 6. 41-David Gravel, 16.985; 7. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 16.996; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, 17.031; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 17.057; 10. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg, 17.088; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 17.101; 12. 83-Daryn Pittman, 17.174; 13. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 17.315; 14. 7-Tim Kaeding, 17.324; 15. 6-Bill Rose, 17.394; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.404; 17. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, 17.488; 18. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 17.515; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 17.571; 20. 71M-Paul May, 17.688; 21. 9K-Kyle Schuett, 17.797; 22. 33M-Mason Daniel, 17.831; 23. 35-Zach Hampton, NT

 

 

HOME AWAY FROM HOME: David Gravel claims fourth win at Wilmot Raceway
Philip Dietz earned back to back wins as a crew chief with two drivers in two different cars

WILMOT, WI – July 12, 2020 – David Gravel’s hometown is about 1,000 miles away from Wilmot Raceway, yet he’s starting to consider the Wisconsin raceway his new home track.

While occupying Victory Lane for the fourth time in his career at the raceway Saturday night, the Watertown, CT native even joked he’d consider moving there with how well the track has treated him in his career.

Gravel won his first three World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series appearances at the 1/3-mile track in 2014, 2016 and 2017. He then finished fourth in 2018 and second in 2019.

When the green flag waved for his sixth visit at the track, Gravel went flag to flag for another win. He led all 40 laps to claim his second win of 2020 with Jason Johnson Racing and pick up the $10,000 top prize for the night.

“This has been an awesome town for me,” Gravel said, causing an eruption of cheers from the grandstands. “It’s always awesome to come here. For some reason this place suits me really well. (Crew Chief) Philip (Dietz) gave me a great race car. The guys have been working really hard. I’ve been pretty hard to make happy here lately and tonight they did that.”

The win was another impressive accomplishment for Gravel, who had been struggling for consistency, but an even bigger one for Dietz. He's now in a rare category of being a crew chief that has won back to back races with two drivers in two different cars. He won with Parker Price-Miller at 34 Raceway the night before, with the Dietz Motorsports #14 car that he co-owns with his wife Brooke, and then with Gravel and the Jason Johnson Racing #41 at Wilmot.

“It feels great,” Dietz said about the accomplishment. “It’s kind of been a struggle the last few months to find a good balance that suits both cars. I feel like we’ve hit on something lately. It definitely showed last night with Parker and I feel like we were able to apply some of those things to David’s car. It definitely showed.”

Price-Miller also led ever lap at 34 Raceway, en route to his second career win and first for Dietz Motorsports. He finished sixth at Wilmot.

While Gravel dominated the 40-lap Feature, he had to outlast several cautions and red flags as some drivers struggled to tackle the technical bullring.

Sheldon Haudenschild flipped early, but his Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing crew, along with crew members from other teams, got his car repaired in time to get back on track. He fought his way to an impressive eighth-place finish.

One of the biggest surprises of the night was when reigning champion and current points leader Brad Sweet slowed to a stop in Turn 4 on Lap 16. The oil filter broke off of his car, ending his night early and forcing a 19th-place finish. With Logan Schuchart finishing third and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz finishing fourth, Schatz is 84 points behind Sweet in second and Schuchart is 96 points back in third.

Gravel’s biggest competition of the night was Carson Macedo. The Kyle Larson Racing driver earned the pole for the Feature by winning the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash. However, when the Feature started, Gravel launched ahead of Macedo and ran away with the lead – averaging about a two second lead throughout the event.

Macedo closed in while Gravel battled traffic but faded once the Mesilla Valley Transportation #41 found clean air again. Heavy traffic became a factor in the closing laps, allowing Macedo to make one last charge at Gravel. Time favored Gravel, though. The checkered flag was presented to Gravel with Macedo 0.375 seconds back.

“My race car was really good, especially there at the end,” Macedo said. “I knew early I was a little bit on the snug side, but I knew that my race car would get better and better. They made good adjustments during the (open) red… It was everything I had and more. That was as hard as I could go. I was trying as hard as I could to get to him. I felt like I was faster than him and I could get to him. But I made a mistake there and lost so much ground.”

Gravel is out of the championship points hunt due to missing a race at Volusia Speedway Park at the beginning of the year to run an ARCA Series car at Daytona, but that hasn’t diminished his drive to win – no matter if it’s a “home track” or not.

"We’re going to keep racing, keep having fun and keep winning races because that’s all that matters,” Gravel said.

Or as Jaxx Johnson said while doing his wing dance celebration with Gravel, "That's how we do it!"

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Sunday, July 12 concludes its triple-header weekend at the Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, IN. Get tickets by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) 1. 41-David Gravel [2][$10,000]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [1][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$2,800]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [3][$2,500]; 6. 14-Parker Price-Miller [8][$2,300]; 7. 17B-Bill Balog [9][$2,200]; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [14][$2,100]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$2,050]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [5][$2,000]; 11. 7-Tim Kaeding [10][$1,500]; 12. 64-Scotty Thiel [6][$1,200]; 13. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [17][$1,100]; 14. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [15][$1,050]; 15. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [16][$1,000]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [12][$900]; 17. 2C-Wayne Johnson [18][$800]; 18. 29-Brayton Lynch [20][$800]; 19. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$800]; 20. 79-Blake Nimee [24][$800]; 21. 73-Jake Blackhurst [22][$800]; 22. 33M-Mason Daniel [19][$800]; 23. 70-Chris Klemko [23][$800]; 24. 9K-Kyle Schuett [21][$800]; Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+8]

Qualifying – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.981; 2. 41-David Gravel, 13.127; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel, 13.196; 4. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.222; 5. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.226; 6. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.251; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.258; 8. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 13.279; 9. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.306; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.31; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.314; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.333; 13. 7-Tim Kaeding, 13.342; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.349; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.367; 16. 68-Dave Uttech, 13.4; 17. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.43; 18. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.443; 19. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.445; 20. 79-Blake Nimee, 13.499; 21. 23-Russel Borland, 13.594; 22. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 13.603; 23. 73-Jake Blackhurst, 13.604; 24. 29-Brayton Lynch, 13.715; 25. 10V-Matt Vandervere, 13.803; 26. 9K-Kyle Schuett, 13.834; 27. 6-Bill Rose, 14.037; 28. 70-Chris Klemko, 14.072; 29. 14M-Jack Routson, 14.438

 

 

BETTER THAN THE FIRST: Price-Miller holds off Donny Schatz for second career victory
Dietz Motorsports gets its first World of Outlaws win at 34 Raceway

WEST BURLINGTON, IA – July 10, 2020 – A second career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win was in sight for Parker Price-Miller – along with a first career win for Dietz Motorsports.

With four laps to go in the 30-lap Feature at 34 Raceway, Price-Miller had a near two-second lead over 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz.

However, his charge went from attack to defense in a split second. He pulled a wheelie off the corner while trying to pass a slower car and when he landed the car’s mud guard got into a spark plug wire, killing a cylinder. His speed slowed. Schatz closed in.

The near two second lead closed to about three-tenths. Schatz, who hasn’t won since May and hasn’t finished on the podium in eight races, was just as determined to take the victory. And behind both of them was a hard charging Brad Sweet – the reigning champion and current points leader.

With a hurt engine and champions breathing down his neck, Price-Miller – in his seventh part-time season – showed the poise of a veteran, not letting the pressure corrupt his focus. Fighting to extract every ounce of speed he could from his ChalkStix #14 car, Price-Miller held off Schatz by 0.101 sec. at the line to pick up the Friday night win and $10,000 top prize.

“It’s amazing,” Price-Miller said about getting his second career World of Outlaws win. “It feels really good. The first one (at Tri-State Speedway in 2017) is always going to be special to me. Haubstadt, it favors non-wing guys, where I came from. To win here on an unusual track that all of the Outlaw guys are going to be good at and to beat Donny (Schatz) and Brad (Sweet) there on the podium is really special. Probably on top as my number one.”

Car owner and Crew Chief Philip Dietz was equally as excited to pick up his fist win with the team he co-owns with his wife.

“It’s pretty crazy to be honest,” said Dietz, who has two Knoxville Nationals wins as a crew chief for Jason Johnson Racing. “He ran a great race. I was getting nervous there at the end. I could tell he was down a cylinder… I couldn’t be happier. I wish my wife Brooke was here. It’s really special.”

Price-Miller and Dietz Motorsports had been finding consistency and building momentum in the past couple of weeks. They entered the event with four top-10 finishes and two top-five finishes in the last five races. Their speed continued into the event at 34 Raceway – the Series’ first visit back to the track since 2014 – with a sixth-place qualifying effort and a runner-up finish in the Drydene Heat Race and DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

Schatz won the Dash, but Price-Miller showed he was not going to let Schatz run away with is second win at the track by staying within reach throughout the six-lap race.

When the Feature went green, Price-Miller looked to have 10 cylinders under the hood of his Dietz Motorsports machine by darting around the outside of Schatz on the exit of Turn 2 with ease. From there, he ran away and never looked back.

A red flag at the halfway point for Lynton Jeffrey flipping terminated Price-Miller’s three second lead over Schatz. It proved to be a mere annoyance than true hinderance. Price-Miller picked up where he left off on the restart and drove away from the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15.

With nearly three laps to go, Price-Miller suffered the spark plug issue and found himself in Schatz's clutches. However, in the closing battle between David and Goliath, it was the Goliath who almost took himself out of the duel. Schatz jumped the cushion exiting Turn 2, causing him to get out of shape and make contact with third-place Kerry Madsen, who then flipped.

Down on power, Price-Miller had two laps to hold off Schatz. Fortunately for him, the field lined up single file for the restart. If they were double file, Price-Miller said he doubts he would have been able to fend off Schatz.

But after the green flag waved for the final time, Price-Miller did just that. Schatz snuck to his outside off Turn 4 and tried to charge his way past but ran out of time before the checkered flag was presented to the Kokomo, IN driver.

“That’s all you can do,” Schatz said. “We got a run at the green-white-checkered. He started to bobble a little bit and got us a run. Tried the bottom one lap and knew he was going to get protective the next one, so we just went for something and tried to guess. We got close.”

Schatz’s finish moved him back into second in points – now 114 points behind Sweet, who finished third.

Sweet earned the KSE Racing Hard Charger award for the second race in a row. He made his way from 10th to third – his 15th podium finish in the first 20 races and sixth in a row.

For Price-Miller, with his first win of the season and first with Dietz Motorsports now secured, he foresees more to come in the future.

“It’s just really hard to win these races,” Price-Miller said. “I haven’t really been in a consistent ride. I’m really happy with where I’m at. It takes consistency and to build a team around you. You just have to keep with those guys and more wins will come.”

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI on Saturday, July 11 for the Badget 40. For tickets click here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 14-Parker Price-Miller [2][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [10][$3,200]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [5][$2,800]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$2,300]; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman [11][$2,200]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9][$2,100]; 9. 41-David Gravel [12][$2,050]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$2,000]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [14][$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [16][$1,200]; 13. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [13][$1,100]; 14. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [20][$1,050]; 15. 21-Brian Brown [19][$1,000]; 16. 7-Tim Kaeding [17][$900]; 17. 9-Kasey Kahne [15][$800]; 18. 2C-Wayne Johnson [23][$800]; 19. 33M-Mason Daniel [21][$800]; 20. 15M-Bobby Mincer [22][$800]; 21. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3][$800]; 22. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [18][$800]; 23. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey [4][$800]; 24. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [24][$800]; Lap Leaders: Parker Price-Miller 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+7]

Qualifying – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.258; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.292; 3. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey, 13.371; 4. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.406; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.418; 6. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 13.431; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.433; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.434; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.487; 10. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, 13.505; 11. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.505; 12. 41-David Gravel, 13.525; 13. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.546; 14. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.557; 15. 9-Kasey Kahne, 13.564; 16. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.588; 17. 7-Tim Kaeding, 13.609; 18. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 13.748; 19. 21-Brian Brown, 13.865; 20. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.866; 21. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.885; 22. 6-Bill Rose, 13.971; 23. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, 13.98; 24. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 14.006; 25. 9K-Kyle Schuett, 14.067; 26. 15M-Bobby Mincer, 14.173; 27. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 14.2

 

 

Massive $400,000 in Prize Money at Stake When World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Bring ‘The ONE and Only’ to Knoxville Raceway Aug. 13-15

Three-day event capped by Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank

KNOXVILLE, IA – July 10, 2020 – Three days. More than $400,000 on the line. It’s “The ONE and Only” featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Aug. 13-15 at Knoxville Raceway.

This ONE-time August spectacular, running when race fans would normally be celebrating the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s, includes Thursday and Friday races with full fields leading to Saturday’s $50,000-to-win Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank.

“I’m heartbroken the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals is unable to happen this year as we all look forward to gathering with our fans, competitors and officials in Knoxville each August,” World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter said. “But with the twists and turns of this year, racing as best we can through the pandemic, we worked with Knoxville and the Marion County Fair Board to create this unique event to attempt to fill the huge void until we can celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Nationals next year.”

Friday and Saturday Features will be $10,000 to win and $1,000 to start, with the winner of Saturday’s Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank collecting a season-high $50,000 payday in a Feature that pays $3,000 to start. The format will be revealed soon, but Thursday’s and Friday’s outcomes will impact the way Saturday’s races are lined up.

“The purse and prize money for this week are still significant — it will likely be the most on the line at one race this season,” Carter said. “We know the crowd will have to be limited to meet social distancing guidelines, but those fans are going to see one heck of an event.”

Like every August at Knoxville, the best drivers in the world converge on “The Sprint Car Capital of the World.” Last year’s Knoxville Nationals champion David Gravel and Sprint Car superstar Kyle Larson have already picked up wins at the half-mile track this year. To earn another in August, they’ll have to compete with the likes of reigning Series champion Brad Sweet, 10-time Series and Knoxville Nationals champion Donny Schatz, defending Knoxville Raceway track champion Brian Brown and rising stars Logan Schuchart, Carson Macedo and Sheldon Haudenschild.

Remaining ticket packages for the front and back grandstands are going quick and can be purchased by clicking here. The three-day tickets for adults are $110 and $62 for youth 13-19. Kids 12-and-under are free and will receive a ticket on site. Camping is available through Knoxville Raceway by calling (641) 842-5431. Beginning Aug. 1, any remaining tickets will be made available for single night purchases.

Plus, if restrictions have affected travel plans to Knoxville this August, all three nights will be broadcast live on DIRTVision and included in a Fast Pass subscription, which features not only the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series, and DIRTcar Summer Nationals events, but also weekly coverage of Knoxville Raceway, Attica Raceway Park, Williams Grove Speedway and events from Australia.

For more on the World of Outlaws and “The ONE and Only” click WorldofOutlaws.com, KnoxvilleRaceway.com or follow on social media.

 

 

 

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Upcoming Schedule Four-race Midwest swing starts Friday; Gettysburg Clash added to July schedule West Coast events to be replaced by postponed Spring races

CONCORD, NC — The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series kicks off a four-race swing from Iowa to Wisconsin to Indiana and eventually Ohio beginning Friday night. It begins to shape the next couple of months on the tour.

Following events Friday at 34 Raceway, Saturday at Wilmot Raceway, Sunday at the Terre Haute Action Track and Tuesday in the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park, the World of Outlaws stars will turn their focus to Pennsylvania.

The Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup on Tuesday, July 21, at Lernerville Speedway remains one of the most historic events on the tour each year, and at $25,000 the biggest midweek payday all season. In addition, the previously postponed Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene at Lincoln Speedway is rescheduled for Thursday, July 23, ahead of the July 24-25 Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway.

“These are some of the most challenging times we’ve ever experienced on many different levels,” World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter said. “Our goal is to provide entertainment to our fans and high-level competition for our teams while also doing it as safely as we possibly can. We continue to work with local and state governments across the country, and in some cases it just doesn’t make sense to bring the Series to several of the locations that were originally scheduled given the current environment. Therefore, we’re doing our best to let our fans know where they can expect to see us over the next few months. And of course, they can always watch us on DIRTVision no matter where they reside.”

Mass gathering restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic have affected the events scheduled for July 31-Aug. 2 in New York. The event that was to run July 31 at Ransomville Speedway will be rescheduled for the 2021 season, and fans with tickets can use their same tickets for that event. The Empire State Challenge scheduled for Aug. 1 at Weedsport Speedway and the event Aug. 2 at Orange County Fair Speedway are canceled for 2020 and tickets will be handled through the tracks.

Two huge August weekends follow. First up is the Aug. 7-8 Ironman Weekend at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 with fully open grandstands. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars “Return to Racing” included I-55 in May with Brad Sweet and Kyle Larson winning a couple of thrillers.

The next week, Aug. 13-15, is “The One & Only” at Knoxville Raceway featuring the $50,000-to-win Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank. Three World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races will run in place of the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store with a total prize money in excess of $400,000. With limited three-day ticket packages available in advance, fans are encouraged to secure their seats at WorldofOutlaws.com before it’s too late.

Like normal, the Outlaws will head to North Dakota after Knoxville. The Series will invade River Cities Speedway Aug. 21 in Grand Forks and then head Aug. 22 to Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo. The event originally scheduled for Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, SD, has been canceled, and fans will be contacted by SLS Promotions.

A major shift in the schedule will then take place. Rather than head towards the West Coast where local restrictions in several municipalities will make it impossible for the Series to compete, the Outlaws will aim to fill that stretch of the schedule from Aug. 28 through Sept. 19 with races that had been postponed in the spring when the sports world shut down.

So this fall, the World of Outlaws will not be racing at Black Hills Speedway (Aug. 28), Big Sky Speedway (Aug. 29), Skagit Speedway (Sept. 4-5), Grays Harbor Raceway (Sept. 7), Willamette Speedway (Sept. 9), Silver Dollar Speedway (Sept. 11-12), Stockton Dirt Track (Sept. 18) or Calistoga Speedway (Sept. 19).

In addition, the postponed California spring events at Santa Maria Raceway and Thunderbowl Raceway are also canceled.

Fans who purchased tickets to Black Hills, Santa Maria, Grays Harbor, Stockton and Calistoga will receive a credit for the face value of their ticket in their MyDirtTickets.com account. If a refund is preferred, CLICK HERE to request a face value refund.

Fans with tickets to the events at Dakota State Fair Speedway and Big Sky will be contacted by SLS Promotions. Fans with tickets to Skagit and Thunderbowl should contact the tracks for ticket information.

All events, including The One & Only at Knoxville, will be broadcast on DIRTVision to Fast Pass subscribers.

For all the latest updates and information, visit WorldofOutlaws.com and follow on social media.

 

 

NO QUIT ATTITUDE: Kraig Kinser building confidence, benefiting from it
Kinser Racing hopes to transition strong Cedar Lake performance into more podium runs and wins

WEST BURLINGTON, IA – July 8, 2020 – Kraig Kinser found himself in a position he hasn’t been for about 10 months at Cedar Lake Speedway on Independence Day – inside the top-three, competing for a win.

After battling with the likes of reigning champion Brad Sweet, David Gravel and Kerry Madsen throughout the entire 35-lap event, Kinser finished third – his first podium finish since Skagit Speedway in September and first podium at the 3/8-mile track.

The achievement is a small victory for the Kinser Racing team, who’ve struggled in the first half of the season – missing two Features and collecting one top-10 finish before the Cedar Lake event. Now, Kinser said he sees signs of the team heading in the right direction.

“We’ve been working on a lot,” said Kinser, a 17-time World of Outlaws winner and son of 20-time Series champion Steve Kinser. “We weren’t that great at the beginning of the year. Obviously, not where we wanted to be. We haven’t really been giving up, so we’ve been trying a lot of things. More so probably than what we would in a normal situation.

“Just trying to get back on the right track. We’re making sure everything is in the right places and everything is standard. Trying to get back to a baseline deal that we normally do. It worked out good this weekend. Last weekend (during the Jackson Nationals) I felt like we gained a little bit. I feel like we’re gaining a little bit now and this is where we want to be at. So, hopefully it continues.”

When diagnosing the car’s problem, Kinser said he and Crew Chief Mikey Kuemper looked at every aspect of the Mesilla Valley Transportation #11K. There was no detail of the car that went unexamined.

“As much as we were struggling, we were looking at everything,” Kinser said. “We were looking here and there. We were scratching our heads and taking a look at the setup we had and see what might be out of the ballpark and bring it back into a normal area. We took a look at everything to make sure everything we were doing made sense. Hopefully we keep it up.”

After the race, Kinser couldn’t put his finger on what exactly was the key fix to improving the car but did cite a gain in confidence as a huge contributor. After finding a bit of consistency during the Jackson Nationals by finishing inside the top-20 every race and then putting together a string of two consecutive top-15 finishes, Kinser and Kuemper began to build confidence in the decisions they were making.

To Kinser, that gain in confidence is one of the biggest adjustments a driver can make to help them run better.

“That’s just as big as the motor program or the shock program or wing package,” Kinser said . “It plays along with everything. You’ve got to have everything rolling in the right direction. You’ve got to be feeling good. Your car has to be rolling good. Your crew chief has to have confidence, too, and really feel good about the changes he does. We haven’t had that since the start of the year and hopefully we can continue that and keep getting good results.”

While he contended for the win at Cedar Lake, Kinser acknowledged there is still a lot of work to be done to be able to compete with the likes of Sweet, who currently leads the championship points with seven wins.

He and the rest of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series team have a busy weekend ahead with three races at three different tracks in three days. First, they’ll head to 34 Raceway on Fri., July 10. Then, they’ll return to Wisconsin to race at Wilmot Raceway on Sat., July 11. And on Sunday, Kinser, of Bloomington, IN, will return to his home state to race with the Series at the Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, IN.

Kinser will look to pull off his Cedar Lake feat again at the three tracks this weekend as he’ll go for his first win and podium at all three. He has an average finish of 13th at 34 Raceway and Wilmot Raceway, and an average finish of 15th at Terre Haute Action Track.

“Hopefully it transitions and keeps going and keeps building,” Kinser said. “But this sport is pretty humbling. It can knock you back down as quickly as it gives you a good feeling. But that’s what we race for, these good runs and hopefully we can duplicate them.”

If you can't make it to the track, you can watch all three nights of racing on DIRTVision.com.

For 34 Raceway tickets, click here.
For Wilmot Raceway tickets, click here.
For Terre Haute Action Track tickets, click here.

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: 3 tracks in 3 states in 3 days
Triple-header weekend creates opportunity for big gains or big loses; watch LIVE on DIRTVision

WEST BURLINGTON, IA – July 7, 2020 – World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series teams will be put to the test this weekend with three races in three days in three states on three different sized tracks.

The Greatest Show on Dirt returns to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa for the first time since 2014 on Fri., July 10. Then, teams will make the trip back to Wisconsin to race at Wilmot Raceway on Sat., July 11 and will end the triple-header weekend at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, IN on Sun., July 12.

After spending Independence Day weekend on the 3/8-mile Cedar Lake Speedway – the second event of the year swept by Brad Sweet – 34 Raceway will mark the second 3/8-mile event of the season. Drivers will then have to tackle the 1/3-mile bullring in Wilmot before hitting high speeds at the half-mile Terre Haute Action Track.

There will be an abundance of action and storylines to follow throughout the busy weekend. If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all three nights live on DIRTVision.

Here are the top storylines to follow this weekend:

RETURNING TO SITES OF SUCCESS: Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, found himself back outside the top-10 for two races in a row at Cedar Lake Speedway, but is returning to three tracks he’s had great success at before.

Schatz is the last driver to win a World of Outlaws race at 34 Raceway in 2014 and Wilmot Raceway in 2019. He also won at Terre Haute Action Track in 2014 and finished second at the track’s last World of Outlaws event in 2018. His win at Wilmot last year was the first of his career, leaving only a handful of races on the tour that Schatz has yet to win at.

This triple-header weekend could be the perfect opportunity for he and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing to return to form and earn their first win since May. He’s currently only four wins away from a milestone 300 career World of Outlaws wins.

BIG CAT REIGNS: Reigning Series champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, has positioned himself as the driver to beat every race. He has seven wins, 16 top-fives and 18 top-10s in the first 19 races of 2020. The Independence Day Spectacular at Cedar Lake Speedway was the second doubleheader event he’s swept, too.

He’s the last driver to win a World of Outlaws event at Terre Haute in 2018 but has yet to win at 34 Raceway and Wilmot Raceway. In his sole start at 34 Raceway, Sweet finished 22nd after being involved in an accident. And while he hasn’t won at Wilmot, he’s never finished worse than fourth at the 1/3-mile track.

Sweet is the only driver this year that's won on a 1/3-mile, 3/8-mile and 1/2-mile track with his Kasey Kahne Racing team.

GRAVEL FINDING LEGS: After a couple of weeks of fighting to stay inside the top-10, David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, and Jason Johnson Racing have continually found themselves back in the top-five. They came up one spot short of claiming their second win of 2020 at Cedar Lake Speedway last weekend, finishing second to Sweet after leading more than 30 laps. It was his sixth runner-up finish at the speedway.

In the last four races, Gravel’s finishes include seventh, fifth, fourth and second. Cedar Lake was the second event this year that he’s led laps at. He’s yet to win at 34 Raceway and Terre Haute Action Track but has three wins at Wilmot Raceway – the most of all drivers.

KINSER KEEPS FIGHTING: For the first time since September at Skagit Speedway, Kraig Kinser, of Bloomington, IN, put himself in contention for a win at Cedar Lake Speedway last weekend and ended the race with a podium finish.

He’ll look to carry that momentum into the three-day weekend of racing, including when he races in front of a home state crowd at the Terre Haute Action Track. He’s yet to win at the three tracks but hopes his strong run will be the start of more to come. He's looking to get his first win with the Series since 2017.

HAUD HOT STREAK CONTINUES: Other than Brad Sweet, Sheldon Haudenschild is on one of the best hot streaks in the Series. The Wooster, OH driver currently has 11 consecutive top-10 finishes – seven of them being top-five finishes with his Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing team.

That steak has helped Haudenschild maintain his fifth-place rank in the championship points, but he has yet to pick up a win this year. He's has yet to race at 34 Raceway but has a decent record at Wilmot and Terre Haute. He’s never finished worse than seventh at Wilmot and finished fifth in his sole start at Terre Haute.

SCHUCHART RISING: Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, moved back into the runner spot in points last weekend as he continues to have one of the best years of his World of Outlaws career. However, 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz is only two points behind him.

Like many of the drivers entering the upcoming three-day race weekend, Schuchart is still in search of a win at all three track. He and his Shark Racing team have proven they can perform at any size track this year, though, with a win on a 1/3-mile and 1/2-mile, so far, this year.

CONTINUED GROWTH: The Independence Day Spectacular at Cedar Lake Speedway showed a sign of growth for Jacob Allen, Parker Price-Miller, Kerry Madsen and their teams.

For the first time since September, Allen, of Hanover, PA, strung together a run of two consecutive top-10 finishes. He and Shark Racing have made big improvements since the beginning of the season and last year, continually finding themselves in the top-15 and inside the top-10 more often.

Parker Price-Miller, of Kokomo, IN, and Dietz Motorsports are also starting to get into a rhythm with an sixth-place finish and fourth-place finish at Cedar Lake Speedway. And, in the weekend prior, other than being involved in a wreck on the final night of the Jackson Nationals, he had finished eighth and fourth in the two previous rounds at the track.

For the first time this year and since 2018, Madsen, of St. Mary’s, NSW, AU, put together a run of two top-fives in a row at Cedar Lake Speedway. He and his Big Game Motorsports team have found themselves in the top-10 more consistently this year, so far collecting 11 top-10s in 19 races. Last year he had 14 top-10s in 36 starts.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Friday, July 10, at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa | Tickets / Event Info

Saturday, July 11 at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. | Tickets / Event Info

Sunday, July 12 at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. | Tickets / Event Info

ABOUT THE TRACK
34 Raceway is a high-banked 3/8-mile track
Online – 34Raceway.com

Wilmot Raceway is a semi-banked 1/3-mile track
Online – WilmotRaceway.com

Terre Haute Action Track is a semi-banked 1/2-mile track
Online – TerreHauteAcctionTrack.net

1/3-, 3/8- AND 1/2-MILE WINNERS IN 2020
There have been six races on a 1/3-mile track in 2020.
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55: Brad Sweet won on May 22 and Kyle Larson won on May 23
Lake Ozark Speedway: Logan Schuchart won on May 29 and Donny Schatz won on May 30
Beaver Dam Raceway: Brad Sweet won on June 5 and June 6

There have been two races on a 3/8-mile track in 2020.
Cedar Lake Speedway: Brad Sweet won on July 3 and 4

There have been six races on a 1/2-mile track in 2020.
Volusia Speedway Park: Donny Schatz won on Feb. 7, Brad Sweet won on Feb. 8 and Logan Schuchart won on Feb. 9
Knoxville Raceway: David Gravel won on May 8, Kyle Larson won on June 12 and June 13

34 RACEWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2014 – Donny Schatz on June 27
2013 – Craig Dollansky on June 7
2009 – Joey Saldana on July 8
2008 – Tony Bruce, Jr. on July 30

WILMOT RACEWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2019 – Donny Schatz on July 13
2018 – Brent Marks on June 2
2017 – David Gravel on July 29
2016 – David Gravel on July 30
2014 – David Gravel on May 9
2008 – Daryn Pittman on Aug. 1
2006 – Mark Dobmeier on Oct. 14

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

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

DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Bill Rose – @BillRose6_Rose
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Mason Daniel – @MasonDRacing
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17
Wayne Johnson – @wjr77x

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Attica Raceway Park on Tues., July 14 for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic. Get tickets by clicking here.

2020 STATS
There have been 19 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (7 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 7
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 3
4– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (26 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 7
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 7
2 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 6*
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 5
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 5
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 5*
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
5 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 3*
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3*
6 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 2
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 2
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 2
7 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 1
– Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas – 1
– Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, Ind. – 1
– Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
*Jackson “Qualifier” winners

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (12 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 3*
2 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
*Jackson “King of the Hill Dash” winner

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (16 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 2
2 – Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Bell, Arlington Tenn. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Aryton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, Mo. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Ill. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (8 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Penn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenburg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (1 driver)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (16 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 15
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 9
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 5
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 5
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 5
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
5 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
7 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, S.D. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (11 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 5
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 3
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (13 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 121
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 113
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 82
4 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 61
5 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 50
6 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 34
7 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 32
8 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 30
9 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 27
10 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 22
11 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 10
12 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 9
13 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 3

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (12 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
2 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw Wash. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1

NEW TRACK RECORDS (1 driver)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – TR
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. (9.995 sec. at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55)

2020 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 7 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brad Sweet (1)
3. Sun., Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Logan Schuchart (1)
4. Friday, March 13 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / (Postponed)
5. Saturday, March 14 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, TX / (Canceled)
6. Saturday, March 21 / USA Raceway / Tucson, AZ / (Canceled)
7. Sunday, March 22 / Arizona Speedway / San Tan Valley, AZ / (Canceled)
8. Saturday, March 28 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA / (Canceled)
9. Sunday, March 29 / Santa Maria Raceway / Nipomo, CA / (Postponed)
10. Friday April 3 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / (Postponed)
11. Saturday, April 4 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / (Postponed)
12. Friday, April 10 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA / (Canceled)
13. Saturday, April 11 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, CA / (Canceled)
14. Friday, April 17 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, CA / (Canceled)
15. Saturday, April 18 / Stockotn Dirt Track / Stockton, CA / (Canceled)
16. Friday, April 24 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / (Canceled)
17. Saturday, April 25 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / (Canceled)
18. Friday, May 1 / Lawton Speedway / Lawton, OK / (Postponed)
19. Saturday, May 2 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / (Postponed)
20. Wednesday, May 6 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, IL / (Postponed)
21. Friday, May 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (1)
22. Friday, May 8 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / (Postponed)
23. Saturday, May 9 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / (Postponed)
24. Wednesday, May 13 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / (Postponed)
25. Friday, May 15 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / (Postponed)
26. Saturday, May 16 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / (Postponed)
27. Tuesday, May 19 / Bridgeport Speedway / Swedesboro, NJ / (Postponed)
28. Fri., May 22 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (2)
29. Sat., May 23 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (1)
30. Saturday, May 23 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / (Postponed)
31. Monday, May 25 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN / (Postponed)
32. Friday, May 29 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Logan Schuchart (2)
33. Saturday, May 30 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Donny Schatz (2)
34. Saturday, May 30 / I-70 Speedway / Odessa, MO / (Postponed)
35. Wednesday, June 3 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE / (Postponed)
36. Friday, June 5 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Canceled
37. Friday, June 5 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (3)
38. Saturday, June 6 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, MN / Canceled
39. Saturday, June 6 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (4)
40. Friday, June 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (2)
41. Saturday, June 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (3)
42. Wednesday, June 17 / The Dirt Oval at Route 66 / Joliet, IL / Canceled
43. Friday, June 19 / Dubuque Speedway / Dubuque, IA / Canceled
44. Friday, June 19 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Short (1)
45. Saturday, June 20 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (1)
46. Saturday, June 20 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Canceled
47. Thursday, June 25 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Brad Sweet (5)
48. Friday, June 26 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (3)
49. Saturday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (4)
50. Friday, July 3 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (6)
51. Sat., July 4 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (7)

 

 

EVERYTHING HE NEEDED: Brad Sweet sweeps Independence Day Spectacular
The reigning champion wins big on CBS Sports Network, earning his seventh win of 2020 and pocketing $40,000 for the weekend

NEW RICHMOND, WI – July 4, 2020 – Brad Sweet took a quick glance at his right rear and shouted, “Woo! That’s all you need.”

With little tread left to spare, the reigning World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion’s tires propelled him to his third consecutive win at Cedar Lake Speedway Saturday night – sweeping the two $20,000-to-win Independence Day Spectacular Features.

“We had two unbelievable cars this weekend,” said Sweet during the historic CBS Sports Network broadcasted event. “I can’t thank my (Kasey Kahne Racing) guys enough for all of the hard work. It might look easy but I’m telling you this is a lot of stress; a lot of hard work and it’s paying off.”

While Sweet had to fight his way from ninth to the lead – further back than the night before when he went from seventh to the win – his NAPA Auto Parts #49 car still appeared to be in a different league. He had everything he needed. A good team. A good car. Good tires. And a head full of confidence.

However, his night didn’t start that way. Sweet’s name was rarely mentioned throughout most of the event. With a third-place finish in his Drydene Heat Race, Sweet was one spot short again of making the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, placing him ninth in the lineup for the 35-lap Feature.

David Gravel positioned himself as the early favorite by winning the Dash and claiming the pole for the Feature. With a large crowd of fans in attendance – who all passed through a state-of-the-art COVID-19 screening – and thousands more watching on CBS Sports Network, Gravel led the 24-car field to the green flag and pulled away.

His straightaway lead was cut to nothing when a caution came out for Scotty Thiel slowing on track on Lap 4. That positioned second-place Kerry Madsen to his outside and third-place Sheldon Haudenschild behind him on the restart. Gravel was able to pull away from the field again, but when he hit slower traffic a few laps later Madsen and Haudenschild closed in.

Their battle was like a yo-yo with Madsen closing in on Gravel and then fading back. Haudenschild would close on Madsen and then fade back. The three drivers did this for the next 10 laps before Kraig Kinser entered the picture.

Kinser worked his way by Haudenschild for third on Lap 18 and then got by Madsen for second 10 laps later. At the same time, Sweet made his presence known. Rolling around the bottom, Sweet worked his way through the field and passed Haudenschild for fourth with about nine laps to go. He almost stole third and second from Madsen and Kinser shortly after before a caution came out.

Sweet continued his masterclass of running the bottom on the restart and made quick work on Madsen and Kinser.

With seven to go, he passed Madsen for third. With six to go he passed Kinser for second. And with four laps to go, Sweet was at Gravel’s bumper.

Gravel was committed to the top, as it hadn’t served him wrong all race. But with three laps to go, Sweet passed him around the bottom like his Jason Johnson Racing #41 was down a cylinder. He then had to watch Sweet put his car on cruise control and drive away with the win – forcing Gravel to remain winless at the 3/8-mile track and take his sixth second-place finish there.

“After that first caution I didn’t know where to run,” Gravel said. “(Crew chief) Philip Dietz was telling me where to go. We were good on the restarts and I thought I felt the best on the top… We’ve just got more work to do. We really want to get a win. We’ve been struggling bad. A second and a fourth (for the weekend) is nothing to hang your head about, but when you lead these many laps you want to win.”

If you ask Sweet, he didn’t think he’d get to Gravel.

“The track started more wet than everyone thought and we were extremely tight,” Sweet said. “I felt like I was in a non-wing car there a few times. I was just trying to bide my time, you know, trying to realize it’s a long race and hope the cautions play into my favor. But when you have that good of a car, you can go on different parts of the racetrack than other guys.”

The win is Sweet’s fourth at Cedar Lake Speedway and seventh this season in 19 starts – his 57th career World of Outlaws win overall. The Independence Day weekend event is also the second event this year that he’s swept.

While Kraig Kinser missed out on the win, his third-place finish is his first top-five of the year and his first podium finish since a second-place finish at Skagit Speedway in August.

“We’ve been fast all weekend,” Kinser said. “We learned a little bit of what not to do during the Friday show. We were fortunate to capitalize on a good qualifying show. I got really good through the center of that race and probably got a little aggressive and I really think during that long run I might have heated my tires and blistered them up a little bit… The [Mesilla Valley Transportation] car was just rolling around good and was a dream to run tonight.”

Along with having everything he needed to pick up the win and $40,000 between the two-day show, Sweet also extended his points lead again – now 114 points ahead of second-place Logan Schuchart. Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz remains third – now 116 points back. Both Schuchart and Schatz had a rough night, suffering flat right rear tires. Schatz finished 14th and Schuchart finished 16th.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will continue its 2020 tour on Friday, July 10 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. Get tickets for the event by clicking here.

Then, on Saturday, July 11 the Series returns Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI. Get tickets by clicking here.

And on Sunday, July 12 the Series returns to Terre Haute Action track in Terre Haute, IN. Get tickets by clicking here.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$20,000]; 2. 41-David Gravel [1][$7,500]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3][$4,200]; 4. 14-Parker Price-Miller [7][$2,800]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$2,300]; 7. 2-Carson Macedo [5][$2,200]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [13][$2,100]; 9. 83-Daryn Pittman [12][$2,050]; 10. 18-Ian Madsen [8][$2,000]; 11. 2CS-Shane Stewart [15][$1,500]; 12. 17B-Bill Balog [17][$1,200]; 13. 33M-Mason Daniel [20][$1,100]; 14. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$1,050]; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [16][$1,000]; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6][$1,000]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [21][$1,000]; 18. 73AF-Paul Nienhiser [19][$1,000]; 19. 64-Scotty Thiel [14][$1,000]; 20. 33-James Broty [22][$1,000]; 21. 2C-Wayne Johnson [18][$1,000]; 22. 7-Tim Kaeding [11][$1,000]; 23. 73-Jake Blackhurst [24][$1,000]; 24. 6-Bill Rose [23][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-31, Brad Sweet 32-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+8]

Qualifying – 1. 41-David Gravel, 11.69; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.769; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.838; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.883; 5. 2-Carson Macedo, 11.969; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.983; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.992; 8. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.076; 9. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.128; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.141; 11. 64-Scotty Thiel, 12.167; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.196; 13. 73AF-Paul Nienhiser, 12.238; 14. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.253; 15. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.278; 16. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 12.281; 17. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 12.291; 18. 7-Tim Kaeding, 12.323; 19. 6-Bill Rose, 12.334; 20. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.37; 21. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.41; 22. 2CS-Shane Stewart, 12.483; 23. 33M-Mason Daniel, 12.594; 24. 73-Jake Blackhurst, 12.594; 25. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 12.647; 26. 33-James Broty, 12.814; 27. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 13.129; 28. 3-Tony Kaus, 13.413; 29. 29-Hunter Custer, 13.606; 30. 18S-Bryce Schmitt, 13.753

 

 

WINNING CONFIDENCE: Brad Sweet pockets $20K with thrilling Cedar Lake win
Kasey Kahne Racing continues to dominate, earning its sixth World of Outlaws win of 2020

NEW RICHMOND, WI – July 3, 2020 – Confidence can be a superpower.

Reigning World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Champion Brad Sweet proved that Friday night at Cedar Lake Speedway.

Like Superman having to fight his way through a rolodex of foes to save Lois Lane, Sweet powered his way by six competitors in under 35 laps to claim his sixth win of 2020. He also pocketed the $20,000 top prize – the second biggest winner’s purse of the year.

“Obviously, we have a lot of confidence right now, but we also have a lot of confidence at this racetrack,” said Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA. “I’ve ran really well here for three or four straight years now. There’s something about my driving style, the grip level, whatever. Figured we dug ourselves a little hole in qualifying. So, it’s really neat to be able to go 16th quick (in qualifying), sixth to third in the Heat and then seventh to winning the Feature. It shows we never give up and have good race cars right now.”

The victory is his second consecutive win at the 3/8-mile track. His previous win at the track last year showed he and his Kasey Kahne Racing team were championship caliber. After a part failure in the first of two Features in a day, the KKR team got a back-up car ready in less than an hour and went on to win the second Feature.

This year, during the Independence Day Spectacular weekend, they continue to emphasize that they’re in championship form once again.

For the second day in a row, participants and the large crowd of fans entered the facility by first going through a state-of-the-art COVID-19 screening process. With Qualifying already completed on Thursday, the night’s program stated with three Drydene Heat Races.

Sweet missed out on making the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash by finishing third in his Heat but later proved that wasn’t a hinderance.

Kyle Larson Racing driver Carson Macedo positioned himself early as the driver to beat. He won the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and pulled away to about a two second lead in the first few laps of the Feature.

Logan Schuchart, who won his first Jackson Nationals title last weekend, moved past Ian Madsen for second in the opening laps and then caught Macedo in traffic a few laps later. They battled side by side for several laps, with Macedo up top and Schuchart low. The Drydene #1S would dive under Macedo into the corner, but the Tarlton & Son #2 had the better momentum off the turns up top.

Schuchart eventually found an opening to the outside of Macedo and officially passed him for the lead on Lap 14. Macedo was determined to get his second win of the season and drove back by Schuchart the next lap.

While the two battled, Sweet closed in. Once Schuchart’s charge at Macedo faded, “The Big Cat” worked his way by the Shark Racing car and began his hunt of Macedo.

Looking like Superman at full speed, Sweet bolted underneath Macedo going into Turn 1 with 13 laps to go and grabbed the lead. From then on, he ran his NAPA Auto Parts #49 car to its redline. Not only because he wanted another win, but “The Mad Man” Kerry Madsen was on the move behind him. He worked his way past Macedo for second in the closing laps and cut a tenth of a second out of Sweet’s lead every lap.

However, time was on Sweet’s side. Before Madsen could get in a rhythm to dwindle down Sweet’s two second lead, the checkered flag waved over the blue KKR machine.

“These NAPA Auto Parts guys give me a great car night in and night out,” Sweet said in Victory Lane. “It honestly doesn’t matter what track we’re at right now. They’re working hard and it’s paying off. We’re running a little hot here, but we gave it our all.

“It was a fast 15 (final) laps there and I could see the leaders. I was thinking we were going to get a caution but never did. I had to get up on the wheel and make it happen. Got to the lead and tried to run the hardest possible pace I could. I saw Kerry (Madsen) got to second. I know he rips around this place. It was a great race. So happy to be in front of a full crowd here tonight. Thank you so much for coming out.

Madsen – a three-time winner at the track – said it took him a while to find his rhythm around the bottom. Once he did, he started picking off cars but ultimately had to settle for a runner-up finish – his best finish of the season, so far.

For Macedo, who finished third, the race was another learning curve. He’ll be spending the night on DIRTVision, watching the race and seeing where he can improve.

“I’ll go back and look at the video to see what I can do better so we can start winning these World of Outlaws races more consistently,” said Macedo, the 2019 Rookie of the Year. “Now that DIRTVision has the Exclusive page where the race is posted moments after the race is over, we go back there and watch the those and see how our race car was and dissect what I do as a driver. In order to win these World of Outlaws race you have to be mistake free 100 percent.”

Sweet’s confidence filled, and mistake free, night helped him extent his points lead over second-place to 82 points. Schuchart has moved into that runner-up spot over 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, who is now third. Schuchart finished fifth and Schatz ended the night 11th.

DOBMEIER TRANSPORTED: Racing for a transfer position in a Heat Race Friday night at Cedar Lake Speedway, Mark Dobmeier was involved in a crash. He was awake and alert when transported to St. Paul Hospital for further evaluation.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday, July 4 for the final night of the Independence Day Spectacular with another $20,000-to-win on the line.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$20,000]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5][$7,500]; 3. 2-Carson Macedo [1][$4,200]; 4. 41-David Gravel [3][$2,800]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6][$2,500]; 6. 14-Parker Price-Miller [4][$2,300]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [14][$2,200]; 8. 83-Daryn Pittman [9][$2,100]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [2][$2,050]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$2,000]; 11. 15-Donny Schatz [11][$1,500]; 12. 17B-Bill Balog [12][$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$1,100]; 14. 73AF-Paul Nienhiser [10][$1,050]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [17][$1,000]; 16. 2C-Wayne Johnson [20][$1,000]; 17. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [15][$1,000]; 18. 7-Tim Kaeding [16][$1,000]; 19. 73-Jake Blackhurst [22][$1,000]; 20. 33M-Mason Daniel [19][$1,000]; 21. 2CS-Shane Stewart [18][$1,000]; 22. 6-Bill Rose [21][$1,000]; 23. 33-James Broty [24][$1,000]; 24. 2K-Kevin Ingle [23][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo 1-13, 15-23; Logan Schuchart 14; Brad Sweet 24-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+7]

Qualifying – 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.243; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.384; 3. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 11.385; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.403; 5. 2-Carson Macedo, 11.409; 6. 64-Scotty Thiel, 11.425; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.432; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.453; 9. 41-David Gravel, 11.471; 10. 73AF-Paul Nienhiser, 11.503; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.516; 12. 83-Daryn Pittman, 11.538; 13. 7-Tim Kaeding, 11.563; 14. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.578; 15. 17B-Bill Balog, 11.617; 16. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.627; 17. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.658; 18. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 11.696; 19. 33M-Mason Daniel, 11.698; 20. 73-Jake Blackhurst, 11.797; 21. 2CS-Shane Stewart, 11.823; 22. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 11.939; 23. 6-Bill Rose, 11.954; 24. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 12.033; 25. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.122; 26. 33-James Broty, 12.241; 27. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 12.347; 28. 29-Hunter Custer, 12.532; 29. 18S-Bryce Schmitt, 12.85; 30. 3-Tony Kaus, 13.075

 

 

THE ELIMINATOR: Daryn Pittman wins Elimination Showdown at Cedar Lake
Kerry Madsen and David Gravel each set Quick Time for Independence Day Spectacular weekend

NEW RICHMOND, WI – July 2, 2020 – Daryn Pittman outlasted three rounds of elimination in a special Feature Thursday night at Cedar Lake Speedway to earn his first win at the Wisconsin track during the Independence Day Spectacular weekend.

For the first time, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series ran a special $3,000-to-win 23-lap Elimination Showdown at the 3/8-mile track, after running two qualifying sessions for Friday and Saturday’s programs.

In a field of 20 cars, four were eliminated every five laps until there were eight left. The final eight cars ran an eight-lap dash to determine the winner. Pittman dominated the event, leading every lap from the pole and held off a late attack by 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz.

“It’s just something totally different from what we’re used to putting on,” said Pittman, of Owasso, OK. “Obviously, just glad to be out here racing this weekend with full capacity crowd. Thanks to the fans for coming out tonight and watching us time trial and hopefully they enjoyed that. From my seat, it was fun.”

The day started with participants and the large crowd of fans entering through state-of-the-art COVID-19 screenings, which will be in place all weekend. Then two qualifying sessions for Friday and Saturday’s race programs were held. Kerry Madsen set Quick Time for Friday’s race with an 11.243 sec. lap and David Gravel set Quick Time for Saturday’s event with an 11.690 sec. lap – his fourth Quick Time award of 2020. Pittman qualified 12th for Friday and ninth for Saturday.

Friday’s qualifying session set the lineup for the Elimination Showdown with the top 16 locking into the race. With a 12-car invert, Pittman, who qualified 12th for Friday’s program, was awarded the pole position. The top four cars in the Last Chance Showdown rounded out the 20-car field.

Dominic Scelzi, Jake Blackhurst, Mason Daniel and Shane Stewart were eliminated after the first five laps. Scotty Thiel, Ian Madsen, Bill Balog and Logan Schuchart were the next four to be eliminated. And then Tim Kaeding, Kraig Kiner, Parker Price-Miller and Brad Sweet were the final four to be eliminated.

Pittman, Schatz, Sheldon Haudenschild, Carson Macedo, David Gravel, Kerry Madsen, Jacob Allen and Paul Nienhiser lined up for the final eight lap dash.

Like the restarts before, Pittman gapped second-place Schatz by about half a straightaway and was on cruise control to the win. However, with two laps to go, Nienhiser brought out a caution due to a flat right rear tire.

When the race went back green, Schatz made Pittman work for the win. He dove underneath Pittman going into the first corner and slid in front of him exiting Turn 2. His last-ditch effort to steal the win faded a few seconds later when Pittman utilized the momentum built around the top of the track to dart back by Schatz down the backstretch. Pittman went on to win his first race of 2020 with Schatz second and Haudenschild third.

While the race wasn’t for points and doesn’t count as an official World of Outlaws win, Pittman was still happy to get extra seat time in preparation for the $20,000-to-win Features on Friday and Saturday.

“Truthfully, I was really just happy to get extra track time here,” Pittman said. “This historically hasn’t been one of my best racetracks. I love coming here. I run good at places a lot like it but never had a lot of success here. We definitely got better. Obviously, our starting position made a huge difference. My Roth Motorsports guys have been working hard. We just keeping making changes and improvements to our 83 car and we’re getting better (after two podium runs at the Jackson Nationals, as well).”

UP NEXT

The Independence Day Spectacular weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway continues Friday, July 3 with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series with Hot Laps scheduled at 7 p.m. (CT).

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

Elimination Feature (23 Laps) – 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [1][$3,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$1,500]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [14][$1,200]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [8][$1,000]; 5. 41-David Gravel [4][$900]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [12][$825]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [5][$775]; 8. 73AF-Paul Nienhiser [3][$700]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [16][$600]; 10. 14-Parker Price-Miller [10][$600]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6][$600]; 12. 7-Tim Kaeding [13][$600]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][$400]; 14. 17B-Bill Balog [15][$400]; 15. 18-Ian Madsen [9][$400]; 16. 64-Scotty Thiel [7][$400]; 17. 2CS-Shane Stewart [20][$200]; 18. 33M-Mason Daniel [18][$200]; 19. 73-Jake Blackhurst [19][$200]; 20. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [17][$200]

LCS - Last Chance Showdown (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer – 1. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [1][]; 2. 33M-Mason Daniel [2][]; 3. 73-Jake Blackhurst [3][]; 4. 2CS-Shane Stewart [4][]; 5. 13-Mark Dobmeier [7][$50]; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson [8][$50]; 7. 6-Bill Rose [6][$50]; 8. 97-Alan Gilbertson [5][$50]; 9. 3-Tony Kaus [12][$50]; 10. 2K-Kevin Ingle [10][$50]; 11. 33-James Broty [9][$50]; 12. 29-Hunter Custer [11][$50]

Friday Qualifying – 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.243; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.384; 3. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 11.385; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.403; 5. 2-Carson Macedo, 11.409; 6. 64-Scotty Thiel, 11.425; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.432; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.453; 9. 41-David Gravel, 11.471; 10. 73AF-Paul Nienhiser, 11.503; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.516; 12. 83-Daryn Pittman, 11.538; 13. 7-Tim Kaeding, 11.563; 14. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.578; 15. 17B-Bill Balog, 11.617; 16. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.627; 17. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.658; 18. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 11.696; 19. 33M-Mason Daniel, 11.698; 20. 73-Jake Blackhurst, 11.797; 21. 2CS-Shane Stewart, 11.823; 22. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 11.939; 23. 6-Bill Rose, 11.954; 24. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 12.033; 25. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.122; 26. 33-James Broty, 12.241; 27. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 12.347; 28. 29-Hunter Custer, 12.532; 29. 18S-Bryce Schmitt, 12.85; 30. 3-Tony Kaus, 13.075

Saturday Qualifying – 1. 41-David Gravel, 11.69; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.769; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.838; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.883; 5. 2-Carson Macedo, 11.969; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.983; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.992; 8. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.076; 9. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.128; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.141; 11. 64-Scotty Thiel, 12.167; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.196; 13. 73AF-Paul Nienhiser, 12.238; 14. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.253; 15. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.278; 16. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 12.281; 17. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 12.291; 18. 7-Tim Kaeding, 12.323; 19. 6-Bill Rose, 12.334; 20. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.37; 21. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.41; 22. 2CS-Shane Stewart, 12.483; 23. 33M-Mason Daniel, 12.594; 24. 73-Jake Blackhurst, 12.594; 25. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 12.647; 26. 33-James Broty, 12.814; 27. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 13.129; 28. 3-Tony Kaus, 13.413; 29. 29-Hunter Custer, 13.606; 30. 18S-Bryce Schmitt, 13.753

 

 

RAISING THE BAR: Brad Sweet riding high of confidence into Cedar Lake mega event
Kasey Kahne Racing has been the most dominate team in the early stage of 2020

NEW RICHMOND, WI – July 1, 2020 – Ten-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz has been the standard of excellence in Sprint Car racing for almost two decades.

Now, reigning champion Brad Sweet said he believes he and his Kasey Kahne Racing team have reached the high bar Schatz had set and have surpassed it.

“I feel like we’re the best team out here,” said Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA. “I’ve been kind of saying that. That just comes from confidence and winning races. You know, being the car to beat night in and night out right now. We’re still working hard. We know Donny is gunning for us. Logan (Schuchart) is gunning for us. There’s a lot of other great guys out there gunning for us.

“It’s not easy. It’s not easy to keep winning. It’s not easy to stay on top of the mountain, but we’re working hard to obviously win another champion and try to win as many races as possible.”

In 17 races, so far, this season Sweet’s worse finish is 12th – his only finish outside the top-10. He currently has five wins, 14 top-five finishes – 13 of them podium finishes – and 16 top-10 finishes. He started the year off winning the DIRTcar Nationals title and came up one spot sort last week from winning his third Jackson Nationals title.

Entering this weekend’s three-day Independence Day Spectacular at Cedar Lake Speedway July 2-3-4 – which will also feature the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models – Sweet holds a 66-point lead over Schatz, who currently has two wins.

Sweet and his NAPA Auto Parts team proved they could go after a championship, even with adversity in the way, at Cedar Lake last year. During a single-day Feature doubleheader – due to rain the night before – a part broke on Sweet’s car in the first Feature while he was running third, taking him out of the race. The damage was enough to warrant bringing out a back-up car. Wasting no time, the team had it ready in less than an hour before the second program of the night started.

Their hard work paid off with Sweet dominating the 35-lap Feature and picking up his second win at the 3/8-mile speedway.

“It shows we have a really great team to overcome things like that,” Sweet said. “We were actually kind of disappointed because we felt like we had a good shot to win both of the nights and were on a good run. You never want to have those types of issues. Those are kind of what win championships when you’re able to overcome the adversity you see a lot of the times throughout a World of Outlaws season.”

After Cedar Lake, Sweet won eight more races – ending the year with 16 in total – and only finished outside the top-10 twice in the remaining 36 races of the season, leading to his championship win by four points over Schatz.

“We were pretty focused last year and pretty determined,” Sweet said. “Obviously, we looked at that as we lost points, so we didn’t want to lose that night. Like I said, you’re going to have those nights. It’s just how do you overcome them? How do you rebound from them? With this race team, we’re getting more and more confidence and they work really really hard to be as well prepared as anyone out here and probably the most well-prepared team there is.”

He and his team will look to sweep another weekend in Wisconsin this year by winning the special $3,000-to-win Elimination Showdown race on Thursday and then the regular $20,000-to-win shows on Friday and Saturday. They already swept the weekend at Beaver Dam Raceway early this season and came close to sweeping the Jackson Nationals last weekend with a win, a third-place finish and a second-place finish.

Schatz, who has be searching for consistency with his team this year – recently coming off an 18th-place finish, fifth-place finish and eighth-place finish, respectively, at the Jackson Nationals – recognized Sweet and his team have reach the bar he set.

“They’ve (KKR) had a good target to chase for a while,” said Schatz, of Fargo, ND, after finishing second to Sweet at Beaver Dam. “It’s time to move that bar again… It is what it is. This is a humbling sport. It’s a humbling game. We’re not hanging our heads. Some nights you’re going to run second. There’s a lot of night you’re going to run second to that (KKR #49) car. We just keep digging.”

You can purchase tickets for the three-day event at Cedar Lake Speedway by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all three nights of the action live on DIRTVision. Saturday’s race will also be live on CBS Sports Network at 9 p.m. (ET).

 

 

Special Elimination Showdowns Highlight Thursday’s Cedar Lake Action

July 2-3-4 Wisconsin mega-event includes World of Outlaws Sprints and Late Models

NEW RICHMOND, WI – June 30, 2020 – A unique pair of special Elimination Showdowns will highlight Thursday night’s action during this week’s $274,000 three-day World of Outlaws mega-event at Cedar Lake Speedway, July 2-3-4.

The Independence Day weekend showcase featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models serves as a reboot on the 2020 racing season, with full grandstands open and state-of-the-art coronavirus screening. This marks the first time in history the two Series are coming together in the middle of summer to race on the same days at the same track.

Similar to the Can-Am World Finals format, Qualifying rounds for the Friday and Saturday shows will open Thursday’s action, but unique to this Cedar Lake event will be additional special $3,000-to-win Elimination Showdowns on Thursday for each Series. The Friday Qualifying rounds will be used to lock in the top 16 cars, and then the top 12 will be inverted for the Elimination Showdowns. A 10-lap Last Chance race with the remaining cars will determine the final four competitors for a 20-car field in each division.

The racers will run five laps and eliminate the last four cars on the 3/8-mile dirt oval just east of Minneapolis-St. Paul in Wisconsin’s scenic St. Croix County. They’ll line up again double-file and restart the race for five more laps, repeating until an eight-car, 8-lap battle is left to decide the winner, who will pocket $3,000. All that action leads to Friday and Saturday’s $20,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start races.

“We’ve never done Elimination Showdowns like this, but these unique races are the perfect addition to Thursday’s Qualifying night,” World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter said. “These races are the combined effort of Series officials and competitors working together to come up with an entertaining event to add to our Qualifying show. With more than $15,000 on the line throughout the field in each race, it ought to be exciting to watch.”

Friday and Saturday will mirror each other, with Heat Races, Last Chance Showdowns and Features for each division. Fireworks and a special motorcycle jumping exhibition will also be included.

Racing is at 7pm CT on Thursday, 7:30pm CT on Friday and 5pm CT on Saturday. All the action will be broadcast live on DIRTVision, with Saturday’s Feature events airing live at 9pm ET on CBS Sports Network, as well.

Links to purchase tickets, get answers to frequently asked questions, and more is available at WorldofOutlaws.com.

 

 

JACKSON BLOCKBUSTER: Logan Schuchart claims first AGCO Jackson Nationals title
The Pennsylvanian wins his first crown jewel event in a barn burner Feature with seven lead changes

JACKSON, MN – June 27, 2020 – Crown jewels dangled in front of Logan Schuchart throughout 2019 but were never close enough for him to grab.

He finished second in the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway and then finished second at the Knoxville Nationals.

On Saturday night at the Jackson Motorplex, Schuchart fended off an assault of slide jobs and dive bombs throughout the 35-lap Feature to finally grab a crown jewel. He claimed the 42nd Annual Jackson Nationals title and the $30,000 prize that came with it.

“It’s awesome,” Schuchart said about winning the AGCO Jackson Nationals. “We’ve been so close to a couple of them (crown jewel events). It’s a huge win. Great for our team, without even thinking about the money. To win a race like this at a great facility with all of these great names here. To be able to win during these trying times in 2020 with everything that’s going on and to get a big win is great for our team.”

The win is his fourth of the season – second in a row at the 4/10-mile track – and 20th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win.

The Hanover, PA driver entered the night as the points leader with his Shark Racing team for the event after a fourth-place finish and a win in the preliminary races.

He finished second in the DIRTVision Fast Pass King of the Hill Dash behind winner Daryn Pittman, placing them on the front row of the 35-lap Feature.

Schuchart darted ahead of Pittman at the start of the Feature, bringing two-time and defending Jackson Nationals champion Brad Sweet and Sheldon Haudenschild along with him. The next 30 laps became a summer blockbuster worthy of an Oscar nomination.

The lead officially changed hand six times throughout the event – not counting every time Schuchart, Sweet and Haudenschild swapped the lead before crossing the finish line. Haudenschild stole the lead from Schuchart in lap traffic on Lap 10. However, a red flag for Parker Price-Miller’s flip in Turn 1 put Haudenschild and Schuchart side by side on the restart.

Unwilling to lose another crown jewel event, Schuchart timed the restart perfect and powered his way around the outside of Haudenschild to reclaim the lead. But Haudenschild, who is winless this year, was just as hungry for the victory. He charged his way back around Schuchart the next lap.

Their duel of the fates was not yet over. Schuchart threw a slide job on Haudenschild going into Turn 1 and reclaimed the lead on Lap Lap 13. And this time, he was able to pull away, running the high line. Haudenschild fell victim to Sweet, as well.

With Schuchart in the lead, Sweet second and Haudenschild third, the three drivers ran single file around the top of the track for about the next 10 laps.

Once the Feature was under 10 laps to go and Schuchart again caught slower traffic, Sweet and Haudenschild closed in.

Like fighter jets playing war games, seeing how close they can dive around each other without touching, the three drivers swapped lanes every corner to try and get an advantage on the other. Haudenschild and Sweet almost made contact exiting Turn 4, forcing Haudenschild over the cushion with eight laps to go. He faded to the clutches of Pittman, while Sweet went after Schuchart.

“The Big Cat” pounced on Schuchart and edged him for the lead on Lap 29, but Schuchart dove into Turn 1 and slid ahead of Sweet for the final time. With tires wearing down, the reigning Series champion had nothing more for Schuchart. The Drydene #1S drove away with one of the biggest wins in his career.

“It’s tough when you get guys like that, that are so good,” Schuchart said about having to race Sweet and Haudenschild for the win. “Sheldon is going to pound the top down and take his shots. He can pull a slider from way far away. And I knew Brad was going to be coming at the end. You just have to keep your composure with those guys. You just have to hit your marks and not get overly excited.”

Sweet finished on the podium all three nights of the 2020 AGCO Jackson Nationals, including a win on the first night. However, he had to settle for another runner-up finish with his Kasey Kahne Racing team.

“I went really hard there in the middle of the race and kind of used my one shot to get by Logan and didn’t make it stick,” said Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA. “He did a good job. I think he was able to set a nice pace out front and able to save his tires, while I tried to stay close.

“There’s some nights you just can’t get it done. NAPA Auto Parts guys gave me a good car. We’re working hard. It’s competitive out here right now. We’ll take a second and try to get better next week.”

Pittman was able to get around Haudenschild to finish third – his second podium finish in a row.

“We just got some work to do and got beat by, arguably, the two best cars on the tour this year,” said Pittman, of Owasso, OK. “We’re making gains.”

Haudenschild finsihed fourth in his NOS Energy Drink Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing car – his ninth top-10 finish in a row this year. David Gravel rounded out the top-five.

Ten-time Series champion and 2018 Jackson Nationals champion Donny Schatz ended the night eighth – his second top-10 finish in a row with his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team after four straight races outside the top-10.

Carson Macedo earned the KSE Racing Hard Charger award in his Kyle Larson Racing #2 car with his run from 18th to ninth. He’s now tied with Schuchart for the second most top-10 finishes, so far, this season with 14.

Now, with a crown jewel win under his beat, Schuchart said it only gives he and his team more confidence going forward this year.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Cedar Lake Speedway July 2-4 for a three-day Independence Day mega event with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models. Saturday’s event will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network.

You can get tickets to the three days of racing by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the event, all three nights will be broadcast live on DIRTVision, as well.

(RELATED: World of Outlaws Cars and Stars Declare Race Fans’ Independence at Cedar Lake Speedway with 4th of July 3-Day Mega Event)

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$30,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$8,000]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [1][$5,000]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6][$2,700]; 5. 41-David Gravel [4][$2,500]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [9][$2,200]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [7][$2,000]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$1,800]; 9. 2-Carson Macedo [18][$1,600]; 10. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey [19][$1,450]; 11. 16-Brooke Tatnell [17][$1,300]; 12. 9-Kasey Kahne [14][$1,200]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$1,100]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$1,000]; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [24][$1,000]; 16. 17B-Bill Balog [22][$1,000]; 17. 7-Justin Henderson [16][$1,000]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [12][$1,000]; 19. 17A-Austin McCarl [21][$1,000]; 20. O9-Matt Juhl [23][$1,000]; 21. 49X-Tim Shaffer [15][$1,000]; 22. 21-Brian Brown [11][$1,000]; 23. 2C-Wayne Johnson [20][$1,000]; 24. 14-Parker Price-Miller [5][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-9, 11, 13-28, 30-35; Sheldon Haudenschild 10, 12; Brad Sweet 29; KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Carson Macedo[+9]

 

 

MARATHON MAN: Logan Schuchart ends long night at Jackson Motorplex with big win
The Shark Racing driver maintains AGCO Jackson Nationals points lead going into final night

JACKSON, MN – June 26, 2020 – Aside from the medal around his neck and a few drops of sweat sliding down his face, you’d never be able to tell Logan Schuchart just endured a six-hour marathon.

The Hanover, PA driver not only survived a double World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature night at the 4/10-mile Jackson Motorplex on Friday, he ended the night as the top driver.

After finishing fourth in round one of the 42nd Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals at the beginning of the night, Schuchart came back stronger in round two and won by close to five seconds. He now goes into Saturday’s AGCO Jackson Nationals $30,000-to-win finale with a 22-point lead over Daryn Pittman for the title.

“It feels good,” said Schuchart about his point lead in the crown jewel event. “With the different format you never know if you should sandbag or try to start on the pole. That’s a tough equation to figure that out. You see some cars miss it when they try and do that. We tried to go as fast as we could every time we hit the racetrack. It’s paid off for us. We’re going to be up front in this thing.”

He picked up valuable points throughout the night with runner-up finishes in his Drydene Heat Race and the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash – placing him on the outside pole for the Feature.

When the green flag waved to start the 25-lap event, Schuchart got a bad start, allowing polesitter Jason Sides to pull away and Daryn Pittman to sneak underneath him. He saw an opening to charge back around both of them off Turn 2, though. While riding the high side of the track, Schuchart ran both of them down by the center of the corner. However, the opening he saw closed when Sides slid up the track and blocked his lane. Sides’ mistake allowed Pittman to dart out front.

Schuchart made his way by Sides shortly after and began to hunt Pittman down. He could inch closer to the Roth Enterprises #83 car every lap, but never enough to the point where he could make a run at Pittman. The two cars were about equal in speed.

That changed on Lap 9 when Pittman slid off Turn 2 while trying to pass a slower car and allowed Schuchart bolt by him for the lead. From then on, there was nothing Pittman could do. The Drydene #1S quickly put about a straightaway distance between them and continued to grow it every lap.

Pittman and third-place Brad Sweet, who won round one early in the day, were left to try and maintain their podium positions.

When Schuchart crossed the finish line, he had a 4.7 sec. lead over Pittman.

“I was a little worried at the beginning because Daryn is always fast here with the 83 team, where it here at Jackson or a big track or a little track. They’re always fast,” Schuchart said. “But we were able to get by there in lap traffic. It just seemed like lap cars, when I get up to them, it seemed like they were racing with each other and I was able to get by them at the right time.”

For Pittman, the runner-up finish is a welcomed solid run for he and his Roth Motorsports team, who are building momentum with a top-five at Tri-State Speedway last weekend and now a top-10 and runner-up finish at Jackson Motorplex.

“We just keep working on our car,” Pittman said. “I’m happy with the direction we’re going. Brent, Tony, Steven, they’ve been working their butts off. Not a lot of good results to show for it. Hopefully we’re turning the corner, getting a little bit better and continue to finish up front.”

Schuchart’s Shark Racing teammate Jacob Allen and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz also had needed runs. Allen won the Last Chance Showdown and then charged from 21st to ninth. Schatz and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team finished fifth – their first top-five and top-10 in four races.

While the first two legs of the AGCO Jackson Nationals championship marathon is over and Schuchart has a sizable lead, he knows completing the final leg on Saturday and winning his first Nationals title won’t be an easy task with Pittman 22 points back in second and reigning Jackson Nationals champion Sweet 32 points back in third.

“The 49 car (of reigning champion Sweet) is going to be fast tomorrow. Daryn is going to be fast,” Schuchart said. “But I think we have a fast Drydene Performance Products race car.”

(AGCO Jackson Nationals points after rounds one and two)

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Jackson Motorplex for the conclusion of the 42nd Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals Saturday night with $30,000-to-win on the line.

You can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$10,000]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [3][$5,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$3,000]; 4. 14-Parker Price-Miller [5][$2,700]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [12][$2,500]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [7][$2,200]; 7. 41-David Gravel [10][$2,000]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [1][$1,800]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [21][$1,600]; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [18][$1,450]; 11. 9-Kasey Kahne [8][$1,300]; 12. 21-Brian Brown [11][$1,200]; 13. 3-Tim Kaeding [17][$1,100]; 14. 49X-Tim Shaffer [15][$1,000]; 15. O9-Matt Juhl [9][$950]; 16. 44S-Trey Starks [6][$900]; 17. 2-Carson Macedo [19][$850]; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$750]; 19. 2M-Kerry Madsen [16][$725]; 20. 13-Mark Dobmeier [24][$700]; 21. 17B-Bill Balog [14][$700]; 22. 16-Brooke Tatnell [23][$700]; 23. 7-Justin Henderson [22][$700]; 24. 14X-Jody Rosenboom [20][$700]; Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-9, Logan Schuchart 10-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1A-Jacob Allen[+12]

Qualifying – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.705; 2. 41-David Gravel, 13.002; 3. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.064; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.072; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.097; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.102; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.124; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.142; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.144; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.197; 11. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.228; 12. 16-Brooke Tatnell, 13.257; 13. 7-Justin Henderson, 13.277; 14. 17A-Austin McCarl, 13.316; 15. 21-Brian Brown, 13.353; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.355; 17. 9-Kasey Kahne, 13.361; 18. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.369; 19. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.404; 20. 44S-Trey Starks, 13.411; 21. O9-Matt Juhl, 13.436; 22. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 13.473; 23. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.489; 24. 14X-Jody Rosenboom, 13.499; 25. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.315; 26. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey, 13.505; 27. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 13.526; 28. 6-Bill Rose, 13.549; 29. 64-Scotty Thiel, 13.585; 30. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.601; 31. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg, 13.603; 32. 4-Terry McCarl, 13.625; 33. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 13.656; 34. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 13.825; 35. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, 13.939; 36. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 14.041; 37. 4X-Cody Hansen, 14.049; 38. O5-Colin Smith, 14.115; 39. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 14.178; 40. 33-James Broty, 14.249; 41. 3-Tim Kaeding, 14.352; 42. 14K-Tori Knutson, 14.475; 43. 6X-Frank Rodgers, 14.655

 

 

 

ROUND ONE KNOCKOUT: Brad Sweet wins first round of AGCO Jackson Nationals
Kasey Kahne Racing gets early win, but Logan Schuchart takes Jackson Nationals points lead
JACKSON, MN – June 26, 2020 – After losing a win by inches last week, reigning champion Brad Sweet dominates the first of two Features Friday night for the 42 Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals.

Sweet, the two-time and defending AGCO Jackson Nationals champion, won his fourth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature at the 4/10-mile Jackson Motorplex before having to turn around and run another Feature later in the night.

“We were slow in qualifying and had to make up for it," said Sweet, of Grass Valley CA. "Luckily we got the win."

Thursday night’s program was halted by rain and pushed to Friday evening before the official second night of the AGCO Jackson Nationals kicked off.

Sweet had made his way into the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash with a second-place run in his Drydene Heat Race. He then went on to secure another runner-up finish behind winner Austin McCarl in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash – placing him on the outside pole for the 25-lap Feature.

When Feature went green, after a red flag on the initial start for Mark Dobmeier flipping in Turn 2, Sweet snuck to the outside of Austin McCarl and drove around him in Turns 3 and 4 to claim the lead on the first lap. From then on, it was “The Big Cat’s” show.

Sweet pulled away to about a straightaway lead over McCarl by the second lap of the race. He hit lap traffic on Lap 6, but the slower cars didn’t faze him. While McCarl was able to knock off a tenth of a second here and there when lap cars blocked the track in front of Sweet, the NAPA Auto Parts #49 gained those tenths back and more once he found clean air.

"I've felt comfortable here," said Sweet, who's won the last three 410 Sprint Car events at the track. "We have a good package here. Hats of to my guys."

Shane Stewart had an impressive run going in his Feature debut in Guy Forbrook’s #5 car, running third for most of the race. But on Lap 13 he had an issue and had to pull off track. It was a big enough issue to end his entire night. That moved Matt Juhl, who won at Jackson Motorplex in a 360-c.i. Sprint Car the week before, into third.

Neither Juhl or McCarl had anything for Sweet in the closing laps. He pulled his Kasey Kasey Racing car into Victory Lane for the fifth time this year with the World of Outlaws.

"Hopefully we can have a good night overall and it will put us in a good spot on Saturday (for the Jackson Nationals championship $30,000-to-win finale)," Sweet said.

McCarl finished second and Juhl rounded out the podium – career best World of Outlaws runs for the two drivers.

"He (Sweet) got a good run there on the top and got by me," McCarl said. "That's why he's a World of Outlaws champion. One of the best in the world right now."

While Sweet takes home the trophy, Logan Schuchart has the early points lead for the Jackson Nationals with his fourth-place finish in the Feature and other strong performances throughout the format, such as his runner-up qualifying run. Parker Price-Miller is second and Sheldon Haudenschild is third. Sweet is currently 12th in points. He qualified 25th in round one, which put him behind in points.

(RELATED: 2020 AGCO Jackson Nationals format)

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will run round two of the AGCO Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex tonight, starting at 9 p.m. (CT).

You can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

*Full results will be sent at the end of the night

 

 

SOPHOMORE SURGE: Carson Macedo building steam in second full-time season
Kyle Larson Racing on a hot streak heading into the 42nd Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals

JACKSON, MN – June 23, 2020 – Carson Macedo and his Kyle Larson team have found themselves on a hot streak just in time for the prestigious 42nd Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex.

The Lemoore, CA driver and 2019 Rookie of the Year is coming off a run of four top-five finishes in a row – including his win at Tri-State Speedway last weekend – heading into the crown jewel event June 25-27, which will pay $30,000-to-win on Saturday. Macedo also currently sits fourth in points with the second most top-10 finishes this year with 12 – reigning champion Brad Sweet has 13.

(RELATED: Historic $30,000-to-win AGCO Jackson Nationals Shines in Return to Racing)

He won the second of three days at the 4/10-mile Jackson Motorplex last year and earned a top-10 finish the other two days. Knowing he can perform well at the Minnesota track, Macedo said he’s excited to get back there, especially with the way his Tarlton & Son #2 is running.

“I think if we go back there with our base package from last year, we’ll have a lot of success,” Macedo said. “Our car was really strong there. I feel like I made good decisions that whole week. I’m really excited.”

His win last weekend at Tri-State Speedway was his sixth career World of Outlaws win and fourth on a quarter-mile track. While he’s proven he can excel on the bullrings, Macedo said he’s working to become more diverse in his sophomore year and be just as successful at any size track, like Jackson Motorplex.

When the 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series began at Volusia Speedway Park in February, Macedo and his team were encouraged by the start to their second year together. He earned one top-five and three top-10 finishes with a new package they were trying.

They were even more encouraged when they won a track event at Williams Grove Speedway in March – a track Macedo normally struggled at.

Then, the world stopped. The COVID-19 pandemic put racing on hiatus for about two months.

When they were able to return to racing in May at Knoxville Raceway, the performance they started the year with wasn’t there. The new package they tried to build upon wasn’t working. Macedo acknowledged he also made mistakes he normally wouldn’t have made.

“I remember being at Knoxville (in May) and thinking, ‘Man, we gained about 100mph,’ because we hadn’t been racing because it feels so fast,” he said. “I feel like if you look back at the video, a lot of guys made mistakes that normally World of Outlaws guys don’t make. Yeah, I think I came back rusty. It showed middle part of some of the races. I made mistakes that I normally wouldn’t make and kind of get out raced. It feels good to get back in a swing of racing a lot. It keeps you a lot sharper.”

He finished 14th at Knoxville and then 25th at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 the next race. But since then, Macedo hasn’t finished outside the top-10. He's currently on a streak of nine top-10 finishes in a row.

Once their new package was no longer working, Macedo said the team went back to its base package from last year and have been working overtime to improve.

“Overall, as a team, we’ve went out, we’ve tested,” he said. “We’ve worked really hard to get better. I think lately the past few weeks it’s been paying off. We’ve been able to string together some top-fives (and a win), kind of be in contention to do well.”

“I feel like my guys are working really hard. (Crew chief) Joe (Gaerte), (and crew members) Trey (Bowman) and Patrick (Dudzinski). They’ve been putting in extra hours during the week to go test and do other things that other guys aren’t doing so we can get a little bit of an edge and get better. I feel like it has been paying off. Like I said, the last few weeks we’ve had speed. Our cars have been a lot better and I’ve been making better decisions. I’m excited. I think there are good things to come and I feel like if we can keep on the path we’re on we’ll string some wins together.”

That winning streak could continue this weekend as he'll take on the likes of reigning champion Brad Sweet and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz – who together have won the pass three AGCO Jackson Nationals titles – during the three-day event at the Jackson Motorplex. Tickets for the event are available by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

 

World of Outlaws Deploy First-in-Sports COVID-19 Screening

Innovative, fan-friendly biometric screeners and free 15-minute testing to debut at July 4th weekend $274k mega-event in Wisconsin

NEW RICHMOND, WI — When fans attend next week’s World of Outlaws three-day mega-event July 2-3-4 on the high-banks of Cedar Lake Speedway, track and race series officials will not only be giving them a double dose of the Greatest Show on Dirt, but a preview into the future of sports and live events with state-of-the-art walk-through screeners and free at-track COVID-19 testing.

The Independence Day Weekend celebration of speed featuring $274,000 in prize money — the first major sporting event in America contested in front of a capacity-crowd since sports were shut down in March by the pandemic — features three nights of the 900hp winged-warriors of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and door-banging stock cars of the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models. Located just 30 minutes East of Minneapolis, incidence rates of the virus in heavenly St. Croix County, Wis., are well below national benchmarks.

Still, the World of Outlaws and Cedar Lake Speedway have partnered with IMPACT Health, a trusted national biometric screening and testing provider, award-winning experiential event firm NEXT Marketing, and Soter Technologies, developers of SymptomSense, an advanced, non-invasive, airport-style biometric walk-through scanner that in a matter of seconds aggregates risk factors associated with COVID. Dr. Jack Faircloth MD, a COVID response expert who has played an integral role in the ‘Return to Racing’ will be available to fans on-site and will be coordinating with area healthcare professionals. The result is a 360-degree approach to the screening of fans and participants before they enter the facility.

“We have been working behind-the-scenes with world-class providers to deliver some comfort and a small sense of normalcy inside the gates at Cedar Lake Speedway,” World of Outlaws CMO Ben Geisler said. “The process will be simple and quick. While the screening technology is state-of-the art, it is actually faster and easier than a metal detector, and the 15-minute free COVID testing won’t look much different than the free health screenings that might take place at nearby Mall of America.”

Prior to entering the venue, fans will pass through screeners set to detect potential COVID warning signs, generating a red light/green light. A green light will proceed through the gates while a red light will trigger a consult with a licensed medical professional. Fans receiving a red light will have the choice of having a free COVID test administered with results available in about 15 minutes, or opting out and receiving a complimentary DIRTVision subscription to watch the races from home.

The event itself, which is similar to the championship-crowning Can-Am World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte, will span three-days beginning Thursday, July 2, with Qualifying and unique $3,000 to win Features for each Series. Friday and Saturday will each include Heat Races, Last Chance Showdowns and a pair of $20,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start Features, one for each Series.

“Independence Day celebrates the birth of our great nation, and we look forward to honoring that as part of our ‘Return to Racing’ in front of a capacity crowd,” World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter said. “When the energy of a full grandstand combines with 25,000 horsepower, I still get goosebumps and I can’t wait for the fireworks on the track and after the races.”

The event will be broadcast on DIRTVision, with all three huge nights included at no additional cost with a Fast Pass subscription. CBS Sports Network will air a 2-hour Features-only special presentation LIVE at 9pm ET on Saturday, July 4.

Tickets and on-site camping are available at CedarLakeSpeedway.com. A three-day advance reserved ticket is $119; a two-day advance reserved ticket is $99. Single-day walk-up tickets will start at just $29 for Thursday and $49 for Friday and Saturday on a first-come, first-served basis. Kids 12-and-under are FREE in general admission. Camping is just $50 for the entire weekend.

For the latest news and information, visit WorldofOutlaws.com, DIRTVision.com and follow on social media channels.

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: AGCO Jackson Nationals first crown jewel of 2020
A star-studded field of drivers will compete for $46,000 in winnings between the three-day event

JACKSON, MN – June 22, 2020 – Jackson Motorplex will host the first crown jewel event of 2020 for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series June 25-27.

The three-day 42nd Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals at the 4/10-mile track will pay $8,000-to-win on Thursday and Friday, and then $30,000-to-win for the Nationals championship finale on Saturday – the biggest Sprint Car purse of the year to this point.

Drivers like reigning champion Brad Sweet and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz – who have won the last three Jackson Nationals titles between them – have already established themselves as two of the top drivers to beat, again. However, several other drivers have been building momentum and showing they can contend with the champions.

Here are the top storylines to follow this weekend:

SWEET EYES THIRD NATIONALS WIN: Reigning champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, enters the 42nd AGCO Jackson Nationals as one of the top drivers to beat. He won two of the three races at the 4/10-mile track last year – including his second Jackson Nationals championship – and won an event at the track in May.

He and his Kasey Kahne Racing team have already proven to be the top team, so far, in 2020 with four World of Outlaws wins – the most of any driver – and hold a 66-point lead over 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz going into the three-day event. Sweet is also coming off a second-place finish at Tri-State Speedway in his NAPA Auto Parts #49.

SCHATZ LOOKING TO REBOUND: Ten-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, has found himself on a rare streak. He’s finished outside the top-10 for the last three races, which hasn’t happened in his career since 2013. He finished 11th at Knoxville Raceway and then 11th and 16th, respectively, at Tri-State Speedway last weekend.

The three-day AGCO Jackson Nationals event could be the perfect place for he and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team to rebound. Schatz has three wins at the Minnesota track – including the 2018 Jackson Nationals championship. He’s already picked up two wins this year in his CARQUEST Auto Parts #15 and is only four wins away from 300 career World of Outlaws wins.

MACEDO HEATING UP: Last year’s Rookie of the Year Carson Macedo, of Lemoore, CA, has gone from being quietly consistent to making his voice heard every race. He’s on a streak of nine top-10 finishes in a row with the last four being top-five finishes, including his win at Tri-State Speedway in his Tarlton & Son #2 car.

That streak could likely continue this weekend at Jackson Motorplex where Macedo earned one of his four wins last year. His performance has currently placed he and his Kyle Larson Racing team fourth in points – 122 points behind Sweet.

PITTMAN FINDS TRACTION: After three disappointing finishes outside the top-10, Daryn Pittman, of Owasso, OK, and his Roth Motorsports team were able to build a bit of momentum at Tri-State Speedway. He earned the KSE Hard Charger award the first night with a strong run from 23rd to eighth and finished fourth the next night.

While Pittman didn’t pick up a win at Jackson Motorplex last year, he was one of the most consistent drivers during the three nights, finishing fourth, second and third, respectively in his Roth Enterprises #83. He also has two wins at the track – in 2005 and 2016.

HAUDENSCHILD ON A ROLL: Sheldon Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, continues to knock on the door of a victory with his Stenhouse Jr.-Marhsall Racing team this year. He’s had seven top-10 finishes in the last eight races with six of them being top-five runs – half of those being runner-up finishes.

He was unable to finish inside the top-10 at Jackson Motorplex last year, but finished second in his NOS Energy Drink #17 behind Brad Sweet during the track’s season opening race in May.

CONSISTENT KERRY MADSEN: After starting the 2020 World of Outlaws season with one top-10 in the first six races, Kerry Madsen, of St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia, is on a streak of seven top-10 finishes in the last eight races. And he now heads to one of his best tracks with his Big Game Motorsports team.

Madsen won the Jackson Nationals in 2016 – before it was sanctioned with the World of Outlaws – and won a World of Outlaws race at the track in 2017. He’ll look to pick up his first victory with the Series since 2018 in his Killer Instinct Crossbows #2 car this weekend.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Thursday, June 25, Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27 at the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, MN, for the 42nd Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals on DIRTVision.

TICKETS
Thursday tickets: Click here
Friday tickets: Click here
Saturday tickets: Click here

DRIVER REGISTRATION
-Open registration; No preregistration required

ABOUT THE TRACK
Jackson Motorplex is a semi-banked 4/10-mile track.
Track Record – 15.491 sec. set by Sammy Swindell on Sept. 4, 2015
Online – JacksonMotorplex.com

4/10-MILE WINNERS IN 2019
There were seven races on a 1/4-mile track in 2019. (Jackson Motorplex will be the first race on a 4/10-mile track in 2020.)
-The Dirt Track at Charlotte: Giovanni Scelzi won on May 24 and Logan Schuchart won on May 25
-Jackson Motorplex: Brad Sweet won on June 27 and June 29, and Carson Macedo won on June 28
-Lernerville Speedway: David Gravel won on July 23 and Brad Sweet won on Sept. 28

JACKSON MOTORPLEX PREVIOUS WINNERS
2019 - Brad Sweet on June 29; Carson Macedo on June 28; Brad Sweet on June 27
2018 – Jason Johnson on June 8, Jason Johnson and Donny Schatz on June 9
2017 – Ian Madsen on June 1, Kerry Madsen on June 2, Brad Sweet on June 3
2016 – Daryn Pittman on June 24
2014 – Joey Saldana on June 13
2013 – Donny Schatz on June 14
2010 – Steve Kinser on May 1
2006 – Donny Schatz on Sept. 16
2005 – Daryn Pittman on Sept. 23
2004 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 24
1988 – Sammy Swindell on July 6, Steve Kinser on Aug. 20
1987 – Bobby Davis Jr. on July 9

JACKSON NATIONALS PREVIOUS WINNERS (Under World of Outlaws sanction)
2019 – Brad Sweet on June 27
2018 – Donny Schatz on June 9
2017 – Brad Sweet on June 3

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

DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Bill Rose – @BillRose6_Rose
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Mason Daniel – @MasonDRacing
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17
Wayne Johnson – @wjr77x

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Cedar Lake Speedway in Richmond, WI for a historic three-day event with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models on July 2-4. Get tickets for the event by clicking here.

2020 STATS
There have been 14 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (7 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 3
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (22 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 6
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
2 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 4
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
3 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
4 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 2
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
5 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
–Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, Ind. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (10 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (13 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
2 – Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Bell, Arlington Tenn. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Aryton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, Mo. – 1
– Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (5 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Penn. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (1 driver)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (12 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 10
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 7
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 5
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 5
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
5 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
7 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (9 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (13 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 82
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 80
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 79
4 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 48
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 39
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 32
7 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 30
8 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 22
9 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 18
10 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 10
11 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 9
12 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 3
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 3

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (10 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 3
2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
3 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw Wash. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1

NEW TRACK RECORDS (1 driver)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – TR
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. (9.995 sec. at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55)

FASTEST IN PRACTICE (10 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of times fastest
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3
2 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenburg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1

2020 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 7 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brad Sweet (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Logan Schuchart (1)
4. Friday, March 13 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / (Postponed)
5. Saturday, March 14 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, TX / (Canceled)
6. Saturday, March 21 / USA Raceway / Tucson, AZ / (Canceled)
7. Sunday, March 22 / Arizona Speedway / San Tan Valley, AZ / (Canceled)
8. Saturday, March 28 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA / (Canceled)
9. Sunday, March 29 / Santa Maria Raceway / Nipomo, CA / (Postponed)
10. Friday April 3 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / (Postponed)
11. Saturday, April 4 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / (Postponed)
12. Friday, April 10 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA / (Canceled)
13. Saturday, April 11 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, CA / (Canceled)
14. Friday, April 17 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, CA / (Canceled)
15. Saturday, April 18 / Stockotn Dirt Track / Stockton, CA / (Canceled)
16. Friday, April 24 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / (Canceled)
17. Saturday, April 25 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / (Canceled)
18. Friday, May 1 / Lawton Speedway / Lawton, OK / (Postponed)
19. Saturday, May 2 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / (Postponed)
20. Wednesday, May 6 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, IL / (Postponed)
21. Friday, May 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (1)
22. Friday, May 8 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / (Postponed)
23. Saturday, May 9 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / (Postponed)
24. Wednesday, May 13 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / (Postponed)
25. Friday, May 15 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / (Postponed)
26. Saturday, May 16 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / (Postponed)
27. Tuesday, May 19 / Bridgeport Speedway / Swedesboro, NJ / (Postponed)
28. Fri., May 22 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (2)
29. Sat., May 23 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (1)
30. Saturday, May 23 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / (Postponed)
31. Monday, May 25 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN / (Postponed)
32. Friday, May 29 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Logan Schuchart (2)
33. Saturday, May 30 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Donny Schatz (2)
34. Saturday, May 30 / I-70 Speedway / Odessa, MO / (Postponed)
35. Wednesday, June 3 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE / (Postponed)
36. Friday, June 5 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Canceled
37. Friday, June 5 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (3)
38. Saturday, June 6 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, MN / Canceled
39. Saturday, June 6 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (4)
40. Friday, June 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (2)
41. Saturday, June 13 / Knoville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (3)
42. Wednesday, June 17 / The Dirt Oval at Route 66 / Joliet, IL / Canceled
43. Friday, June 19 / Dubuque Speedway / Dubuque, IA / Canceled
44. Friday, June 19 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Short (1)
45. Saturday, June 20 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (1)
46. Saturday, June 20 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Canceled

 

 

BY INCHES: Macedo wins thriller at Haubstadt during historic broadcast
Kyle Larson Racing wins during World of Outlaws' return to live national TV on CBS Sports Network

HAUBSTADT, IN – June 20, 2020 – Carson Macedo was prepared to leave Tri-State Speedway Saturday night with either a trophy or a wrecked car.

“I wanted to win really bad,” Macedo said.

Not only where he and his Kyle Larson Racing team eager for a return to Victory Lane, Saturday night’s World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event awarded $10,000-to-win and was broadcasted live on CBS Sports Network – the first time since 2012 that the World of Outlaws have been live on national television.

He and reigning champion Brad Sweet thrilled fans watching around the world and at the Indiana track by putting on a duel that ended with Macedo edging Sweet by 0.064 seconds at the finish line.

“When he (Sweet) passed me on the restart, I basically said, ‘I was going to commit and either crash it or try to win,’” Macedo said while trying to catch his breath in Victory Lane. “I felt really good. When your race car is really good, it’s easy to make those kinds of decisions.”

The victory is his sixth career Series win and first of 2020. He had been building to it with three top-five finishes in the last three races, but Sweet and Jacob Allen made him work for it.

The trio turned the 40-lap Feature into an exhibition of slide jobs and close quarter racing.

Macedo, of Lemoore, CA, started on the pole due to his DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash win. Allen lined up alongside him and Sweet started fourth.

When the green flag dropped, Macedo darted ahead of Allen in the opening laps, but soon became prey to Allen’s Shark Racing #1A when he hit traffic on Lap 12. Sweet moved into third on the second lap.

Like Macedo, Allen, of Hanover, PA, was just as hungry for the win as he continues to seek his first World of Outlaws win.

The two young guns battled side by side for several laps. While Macedo ran high, Allen continuously dove underneath him into the turns but Macedo always had the better run off the turns to launch ahead of the Drydene car down the straightaways.

While they dueled, Sweet closed in. He got by Allen for second on Lap 25 and then ran down Macedo and took the lead four laps later.

However, before he could try to set his own pace out front, a caution came out that saw the end of Allen’s career best performance at the quarter-mile track.

Justin Peck spun in Turn 2, directly in Allen’s line. With nowhere to go, Allen slid into Peck and punctured his right rear tire.

Allen ended the night 13th, but the disappointing finish didn’t puncture his spirit.

“This is a track me and Logan… I’ll saw just me, have really struggled at,” Allen said after the race. “I don’t think I’ve ever made it out of the [Last Chance Showdown] or anything like that. Obviously, this is a big improvement. Just an unfortunate circumstance to get in an accident there, but I’m not mad. I was pretty happy with the race me and Macedo had going on for the lead. I thought that was a lot of fun. I hope the fans enjoyed that.”

With 11 laps to go, the field lined up two by two – a benefit for Macedo, who would restart on the outside of Sweet.

When the race resumed, Macedo continued to master the high side of the track and surprised Sweet by driving around the outside of his NAPA Auto Parts #49 and reclaimed the lead.

Macedo held command out front for the remaining laps, but Sweet found grip around the bottom in the closing laps and reeled the black #2 car in. When they drove off Turn 4 for the final time, Sweet snuck underneath Macedo and the two drivers drag raced to the finish line with Sweet inching further alongside Macedo the closer they got to the finish line.

With camera flashes lighting up the front stretch, pictures showed Macedo edging Sweet by the 0.064 sec. margin.

“He (Sweet) definitely made me earn it there,” Macedo said. “My car was incredible. I knew I was really good. I feel like at the beginning of the race I could set a really good pace. Just had a lot of balance. I think lap dirtied up my racetrack more where I was running. I was debating if I should move around or not.

“I think I got to traffic the first time by Lap 10 or 12. I started moving around. I thought maybe if I diamond off the corner it would be better, but I think I was losing ground. I started doing that at the end and Brad was able to get back to me. He’s a World of Outlaws champion for a reason and he made me earn it.”

Sweet’s runner-up finish is his third top-five in a row and helped him further extended his points lead over 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz – who finished 16th. He now leads Schatz by 66 points.

“It was nice to contend for the win,” Sweet said. “A little disappointed in myself. On that restart I knew I was going to be in a vulnerable place. I didn’t want to choose the top. I wanted to run the bottom and control my own destiny. I felt like I spun my tires a little… I think Carson, I think he really wanted that one bad and probably just laid her in there and he kind of surprised me that he made it around the outside.”

Ian Madsen, Daryn Pittman and Logan Schuchart rebounded from their Friday night performances with a top-five finish Saturday night. They finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

At the end of the night, Macedo was able to roll his car in the trailer in one piece and walk away with the trophy.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Jackson Motorplex June 25-27 for the prestigious Jackson Nationals with $30,000-to-win on the line for Saturday’s race. You can purchase tickets for the event by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 2-Carson Macedo [1][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$5,000]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [3][$3,000]; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman [10][$2,700]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$2,500]; 6. 21-Carson Short [19][$2,200]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [11][$2,000]; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5][$1,800]; 9. 26-Cory Eliason [7][$1,600]; 10. 71-Shane Stewart [12][$1,450]; 11. 39-Sammy Swindell [16][$1,300]; 12. 41-David Gravel [6][$1,200]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [2][$1,100]; 14. 3X-Ayrton Gennetten [18][$1,000]; 15. 14-Parker Price-Miller [13][$950]; 16. 15-Donny Schatz [14][$900]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [20][$850]; 18. 5X-Justin Peck [15][$750]; 19. 3-Jac Haudenschild [23][$725]; 20. 33M-Mason Daniel [21][$700]; 21. 24-Rico Abreu [22][$700]; 22. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [24][$700]; 23. 7-Critter Malone [17][$700]; 24. 5S-Chase Stockon [9][$700]; Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo 1-28, 30-40; Brad Sweet 29; KSE Hard Charger Award: 21-Carson Short[+13]

Qualifying – 1. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.32; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.359; 3. 5X-Justin Peck, 12.402; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.426; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.445; 6. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.482; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.513; 8. 41-David Gravel, 12.523; 9. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.523; 10. 33M-Mason Daniel, 12.543; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.577; 12. 39-Sammy Swindell, 12.589; 13. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 12.623; 14. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.632; 15. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.641; 16. 71-Shane Stewart, 12.681; 17. 5S-Chase Stockon, 12.721; 18. 3X-Ayrton Gennetten, 12.757; 19. 21-Carson Short, 12.785; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.794; 21. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg, 12.903; 22. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.908; 23. 6-Bill Rose, 12.925; 24. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.956; 25. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.99; 26. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 13.008; 27. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.011; 28. 44-Jeff Swindell, 13.016; 29. 7-Critter Malone, 13.061; 30. 33-Andy Bishop, 13.083; 31. 29-Brayton Lynch, 13.159; 32. 61M-Stephen Schnapf, 13.568; 33. 20-Chayse Hayhurst, 13.677

 

 

 

FIRST TIMER: Carson Short stands tall at Haubstadt for first win
Illinois driver holds off World of Outlaws stars for first Series win in 11 starts

HAUBSTADT, IN – June 19, 2020 – Carson Short held up the checkered flag as high as he could. Confetti rained around him. The crowd of 5,000 people sounded like 20,000 with their empathic cheers echoing around the speedway.

If you asked Short, he just won the Knoxville Nationals. Or at least that’s what it felt like to the Marion, IL driver.

After fending off slide job attacks by Sheldon Haudenschild, Short went on to win his first career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win Friday night at Tri-State Speedway.

“It feels great,” Short said getting his first Series win. “Especially here. It’s where I won my first USAC race, too. It’s a great track. Everyone says it’s a different track. It’s technical. I felt like tonight was up top, running the cushion. It just feels great.”

Short led all 30 laps to claim the win in his 11th World of Outlaws start, driving for his grandfather, Richard Short’s small underfunded team. He also became the first first-time winner in more than a year for the Series.

Before the night, Short had two top-10 finishes with the Series – the first coming at Tri-State Speedway. While he only has a handful of starts in a winged Sprint Car, he has several laps around the quarter-mile track. With it being about an hour and a half from his Illinois home, Tri-State became a home track for Short. And the fans treated him as a hometown driver all night long.

“You don’t get any better than the fans here at Haubstadt,” Short said. “They’re just down home ready to watch some Sprint Car racing. They love it. It’s just the atmosphere. Winning at Haubstadt, I feel like it’s the small track of the Knoxville Nationals, if you will, with the fans. Those guys are crazy.”

Short earned the pole position for the 30-lap Feature with his win in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash. He took the lead from Haudenschild on the first lap and never looked back.

The same happened at the start of the Feature. However, Haudenschild didn’t let Short get away.

On Lap 7, Short got sideways off Turn 2, allowing Haudenschild to plan an attack to pass for the next turn. Before he could, Jeff Swindell flipped in Turn 2, bringing out the red flag.

When the race resumed, Short maintained about a two-car length distance on the NOS Energy Drink #17 car. Even when he had to wrangle his way through lap traffic, Short looked like a veteran slicing through traffic with ease.

With five laps to go, Haudenschild threw a Hail Mary slide job underneath Short’s #21 car going into Turn 3. He took the lead, but Short was able to cross underneath him and bolt back ahead of him down the straightaway. From then on, Haudenschild couldn’t get close enough again to attempt another slider. He had to settle for the runner-up finish.

“Hats off to Carson, he did a phenomenal job,” said Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH. “I was waiting on him to make a mistake and he didn’t do it. Then, I was waiting on traffic and he got through there really well. Congrats to him. I love seeing first time winners. Congrats to him. I’m happy with a second.

“We’ve been really good here. Just keep this momentum rolling. I keep telling my guys, if we keep being in this top-five we’re going to win races. We’re just working for that.”

His second-place finish was his second in a row at the track and his sixth top-five finish in the last seven races, which helped move him up to fourth in the championship standings – 124 points behind leader Brad Sweet.

David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, rounded out the podium. His third-place finish is a welcomed rebound from his 19th-place finish at Knoxville Raceway last weekend.

Behind him in fourth was Carson Macedo, of Lemoore, CA – his third fourth-place finish in a row.

Fellow Californian and reigning champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, finished fifth, extending his points lead over 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz – who finished 11th for the second race in a row – to 38 points.

Sweet swept the weekend at Beaver Dam Raceway and then the next weekend at Knoxville Raceway was swept by Kyle Larson.

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Will Short be next in line to sweep the World of Outlaws’ first doubleheader weekend at Tri-State Speedway during the live broadcast on CBS Sports Network Saturday night?

“God, I hope so,” Short said with a chuckle and smile on his face. “Yeah, the car is on rails. I don’t think the track is going to change any. It (the #21 car) would go anywhere I wanted it to go. Even when (Haudenschild) showed me the nose with his slide job, I could cross underneath. It just had speed everywhere. Yeah, I feel like we can back it up tomorrow night and get another win.”

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Tri-State Speedway Sat., June 20 for the second night of the historic weekend. The Feature will be live on CBS Sports Network – the first time the World of Outlaws has been live on national television since 2012 – at 9 p.m. (ET). The entire event will be broadcasted live on DIRTVision, as well.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 21-Carson Short [1][$6,000]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$3,000]; 3. 41-David Gravel [6][$2,300]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [5][$2,000]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$1,850]; 6. 5S-Chase Stockon [3][$1,750]; 7. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [14][$1,550]; 8. 83-Daryn Pittman [23][$1,350]; 9. 2M-Kerry Madsen [9][$1,250]; 10. 24-Rico Abreu [7][$1,100]; 11. 15-Donny Schatz [13][$1,000]; 12. 39-Sammy Swindell [12][$950]; 13. 26-Cory Eliason [8][$900]; 14. 14-Parker Price-Miller [24][$850]; 15. 3-Jac Haudenschild [11][$800]; 16. 5X-Justin Peck [17][$750]; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen [25][$]; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart [19][$700]; 19. 3X-Ayrton Gennetten [21][$700]; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10][$700]; 21. 7S-Jason Sides [18][$700]; 22. 71-Shane Stewart [16][$700]; 23. 18-Ian Madsen [20][$700]; 24. 2C-Wayne Johnson [22][$700]; 25. 44-Jeff Swindell [15][$700]; Lap leaders: Carson Short 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-Daryn Pittman[+15]

Qualifying – 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.626; 2. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.794; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.798; 4. 5S-Chase Stockon, 12.816; 5. 41-David Gravel, 12.831; 6. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.842; 7. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.91; 8. 21-Carson Short, 12.952; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.957; 10. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg, 12.971; 11. 44-Jeff Swindell, 12.99; 12. 39-Sammy Swindell, 13.007; 13. 5X-Justin Peck, 13.048; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.086; 15. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.115; 16. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.135; 17. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.152; 18. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.174; 19. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.191; 20. 71-Shane Stewart, 13.268; 21. 3X-Ayrton Gennetten, 13.284; 22. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 13.297; 23. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 13.364; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.383; 25. 7-Critter Malone, 13.393; 26. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.444; 27. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.485; 28. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.49; 29. 61M-Stephen Schnapf, 13.547; 30. 29-Brayton Lynch, 13.734; 31. 33-Andy Bishop, 13.999; 32. 20-Chayse Hayhurst, 14.281; 33. 6-Bill Rose, 14.778

 

 

World of Outlaws Cars and Stars Declare Race Fans’ Independence at Cedar Lake Speedway with 4th of July 3-Day Mega Event

Ground-breaking event boasts $274,000 in posted prize money, paying $20,000-to-win and $1,000-to-start Friday and Saturday nights, for both Sprint Cars and Late Models — with portions simulcast LIVE on both CBS Sports Network and DIRTVision

NEW RICHMOND, WI – June 19, 2020 – They come together to open and close the season, but for the first time in its storied history, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models will join together mid-season to celebrate Race Fans’ Independence Day on July 2-3-4 at Cedar Lake Speedway in the first major American sports event contested with a full crowd since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the sporting world.

The three-day mega event will include Qualifying and a pair of $3,000-to-win, 20-lap Showdowns for each series on Thursday night. Friday and Saturday nights will consist of full race programs including Heat Races, Last Chance Showdowns, and — thanks to the support of great series and event sponsors — a pair of $20,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start Features, 35 laps each for Sprint Cars and 50 laps for Late Models.

“We’re excited to break through and welcome back full grandstands to celebrate Independence Day Weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway,” World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter said. “We couldn’t think of a better way to thank our fans than by bringing both World of Outlaws Series together for a huge, mid-summer classic.”

Nestled between Cedar Lake and the St. Croix River on the eastern side of the Minnesota/Wisconsin border in New Richmond, WI — where COVID-19 incidence rates are far below national benchmarks — the 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval is one of the most fan-friendly short tracks in the country. In a location perfect for enjoying camping and outdoor activities, fans can take in the fresh air and summer temps during the days throughout the holiday weekend while returning to the track each night for the The Greatest Show on Dirt.

“I’m really looking forward to getting back to Cedar Lake. I really enjoy that race track,” said 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Series Champion and current points leader and driver of the NAPA Auto Parts #49, Brad Sweet, a winner last season at Cedar Lake. “I’ve had a lot of success there, so it gives me a lot of confidence going back. I’m also looking forward to racing in front of a full crowd; I think it’s really fitting that it’s happening on Independence Day weekend.”

Like Sweet, two-time World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Champion Brandon Sheppard and his Valvoline #1 are former visitors to Victory Lane at Cedar Lake Speedway.

“The atmosphere at Cedar Lake is always incredible, so I’m excited we’ll have the chance to race in front of full grandstands and try to pick up a few more wins,” Sheppard said. “Plus, with the Sprint Cars there, it’s definitely the best of the best, and I enjoy being able to watch those guys race when we’re off the track. It’s really rare to have both series come together, so this is pretty big for us and the fans.”

“The nature of motorsports competition has provided an advantage. As the smallest of the big and biggest of the small in racing, we have been uniquely positioned to take a leadership role in the sports landscape,” World of Outlaws CMO Ben Geisler said. “We will continue to follow procedures consistent with the best available thinking and local conditions and are humbled to be able to offer our fans the freedom of choice; freedom to buy a ticket, freedom to watch all three nights on DIRTVision, or watch Saturday night’s finale on CBS Sports Network, all on Independence Day.”

On-track action will begin at 7pm CT Thursday, 6:30pm CT on Friday and 5:00pm CT on Saturday. Both Saturday features will air LIVE on CBS Sports Network, in a 2-hour CBS Sports Spectacular from 9-11pm ET (8-10pm CT). As always, every lap of all three nights will also be broadcast live on DIRTVision, included at no additional charge in your DIRTVision Fast Pass subscription for $39/mo.

Tickets and camping are available at CedarLakeSpeedway.com. A three-day advance reserved ticket is $119; a two-day advance reserved ticket is $99. Single-day walk-up tickets will start at just $29 for Thursday and $49 for Friday and Saturday on a first-come, first-served basis. Kids 12-and-under are FREE in general admission.

Camping is just $50 for the weekend, no matter how many days a camper stays.

Pit access will be $35 on Thursday, $55 on Friday and Saturday. Three-day pit access is $130, or $110 for DIRTcar members. Fans can upgrade their tickets for behind-the-scenes and close-up access to World of Outlaws cars and stars for just $5/day.

Stay tuned to WorldofOutlaws.com and World of Outlaws social channels for more information as the event approaches.

 

 

BEST OPPORTUNITY: Price-Miller eager for Haubstadt return with Dietz team
The Hoosier looks to win big again at the site of his first World of Outlaws win
HAUBSTADT, IN – June 17, 2020 – Parker Price-Miller returns to one of his favorite tracks this weekend with what he considers one of the best opportunities in his career.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will run a doubleheader June 19-20 for the first time at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN – the site of Price-Miller’s first and only career Series win in 2017.

The Kokomo, IN driver bounced around to five different teams after his home state win before landing with Dietz Motorsports – owned by Jason Johnson Racing crew chief Philip Dietz and his wife Brooke – this year. Price-Miller considers Dietz, the two-time Knoxville Nationals winner, to be the best crew chief in the Series and said he believes he and the team could sweep the weekend at Tri-State Speedway.

“Haubstadt is one of my favorite tracks, so to go there with a team like this, I’m really excited,” Price-Miller said. “I actually struggled there last year. Haubstadt hasn’t been the same. Like when I won there it got really clean and slick. One year it’s just greasy and heavy. So, you never know what you’re going to get. Hopefully with two nights going there we’ll get one (of the track conditions) that I like.”

He has an average finish of 11th in five starts at the quarter-mile track. However, two of those finishes were outside the top-20 due to circumstances that took him out of the race. Coincidentally, when he won in 2017, Price-Miller held off David Gravel and Jason Johnson to win.

In the first 12 races of the World of Outlaws 2020 season, Price-Miller and the Dietz Motorsports team have shown speed at times, finishing fourth in their first World of Outlaws race together. But have also struggled to find the consistency they’re looking for.

At the moment, they’re consistently about a 15th place car, Price-Miller said. They need to work on getting a touch better to find themselves in the top-10 and top-five more often. Losing two months of racing due to COVID-19 didn’t help, either.

“This year has been up and down,” he said. “We’ve been fast. We just haven’t been up to our standards I would say. We tried the things they (Dietz and JJR) did last year, and it just hasn’t really clicked for us. For me and David (Gravel) both, actually. Just have to find a new base line. It’s taken us quite a bit of time to find that.”

Their main area of focus was first on qualifying, but they’ve improved on that in the past couple of weeks. Price-Miller went fastest overall in his Qualifying Flight during the second night of the Knoxville Raceway doubleheader. Now, they’ve turned their attention to keeping the Chalk Stix Torsion Bars #14 drivable throughout the entire Feature.

Price-Miller acknowledged part of that problem probably stems from him still getting used to Dietz’s cars.

“It’s a lot of chemistry,” Price-Miller said. “It takes time. It doesn’t happen overnight. Just going to take more laps and more race for us to get more comfortable.”

With JJR and Dietz Motorsports being satellite teams – working out of the same shop in Missouri and running the same cars – Price-Miller has the added benefit of having Gravel, who won 12 races with Dietz last year, as a teammate to lean on.

“It helps out having two cars out there,” Price-Miller said. “He (Gravel) can run a Heat Race and tell me what he thinks and what he feels. He can tell me what I’m doing wrong. He’s really good. But at the end of the day we’re still racing against each other. But he’s done a lot for me and helped me out a lot. A good guy to have in my corner.”

Price-Miller has yet to run a full schedule with the World of Outlaws. The most races he's ran in a year with the Series is 26. Dietz’s plan at the beginning of the year was to run the #14 car in about 30 to 40 World of Outlaws races. Now, with the way the Series schedule has been shaken up due to the pandemic, Price-Miller said there’s a possibility they may run the remainder of the season.

“With all of this COVID stuff, we’re racing every weekend and not racing during the week, so we get to go home every week,” said Price-Miller, who currently sits 10th in points. “That makes it kind of easier. Just kind of going with the flow and keep racing until it doesn’t really make sense anymore, I guess. Hopefully we just keep running Outlaw races. Maybe run the whole schedule, but just going week by week and hopefully keep getting stronger and faster.”

This weekend, with family and friends in attendance, Price-Miller will have the opportunity to take Dietz Motorsports to the next level and try to bring them their first World of Outlaws win at the same track he got his.

He’ll also get the chance to win on national television with Saturday night’s race being broadcast live on CBS Sports Network, starting at 9 p.m. (ET). And earlier in the day on Saturday, CBS will air The Greatest Show on Dirt, a documentary highlighting the World of Outlaws’ 2020 season, so far, at 1:30 p.m. (ET).

Saturday’s tickets to the event are sold out, but you can still purchase tickets to Friday’s race by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, both nights will also be live on DIRTVision, starting at 7 p.m. (ET).

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: World of Outlaws set for historic weekend in Haubstadt
World of Outlaws return to national TV; several drivers eyeing first Tri-State win

HAUBSTADT, IN – June 16, 2020 – Tri-State Speedway will make history with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series this weekend on June 19-20. It'll be the first doubleheader at the Haubstadt, IN track in the history of the sport.

It will also mark the first time since 1995 that the World of Outlaws has been broadcast nationally. Saturday’s event will be live on CBS Sports Network, starting at 9 p.m. (ET) – both races on Friday and Saturday will also be live on DIRTVision.

The quarter-mile track has hosted some of the Series’ most excited battles due to its high corners creating close racing and constant wheelies down the straightaways. This weekend’s historic event should be no different.

Here are the top storylines to follow this weekend:

HAUDENSCHILD HOT STREAK: After a mistake at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 that saw Sheldon Haudenschild flip while leading, the Wooster, OH-native has been on a streak of five top-five finishes in the last six races. He’s coming off two fifth place finishes in a row at Knoxville Raceway – which helped propel him to fifth in points.

He and his Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing team have been knocking on the door of their first win in 2020. Tri-State Speedway could be the site of that victory if Haudenschild is able to back up his second place run in October. Christopher Bell won the race, but Haudenschild was the show in his NOS Energy Drink #17, charging from 18th to the runner-up spot through heavy traffic and tight quarters racing.

SWEET HOLDS TOP SPOT: Reigning World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, kept his Kasey Kahne Racing team at the top of the point standings after the doubleheader weekend at Knoxville Raceway – now 26 points ahead of 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz. He finished 12th the first night – his first time outside the top-10 this year – and rebounded with a second place finish the following night.

He’ll look to keep his NAPA Auto Parts #49 up front during the doubleheader at Tri-State Speedway – a track he’s yet to win at. He finished fifth at the quarter-mile track in October.

SCHATZ LOOKING FOR FIRST: There are only a handful of tracks on the World of Outlaws tour that 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, hasn’t won at. Tri-State Speedway is one of the most notable. In 21 starts at the quarter-mile track Schatz has a career best finish of third in 2008 – his only podium at the track.

Bad luck robbed him of a decent finish at the track last year after Schatz got ran into the back of and spun out – ending the night 13th. He’s coming off an 11th place finish at Knoxville, heading into the doubleheader weekend at Tri-State with his #15 Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing crew. A win at the speedway would not only check another track off his list but bring him another step closer to his 300 career wins milestone – he’s currently sitting at 296 wins.

MACEDO RIDING MOMENTUM: Last year’s Rookie of the Year Carson Macedo, of Lemoore, CA, has been quietly consistent this year with his Kyle Larson Racing team, finishing outside the top-10 only twice in the first 12 races. He also picked up back to back fourth place finishes at Knoxville.

He’ll look to ride that momentum into the doubleheader weekend at Tri-State Speedway. He finished 10th at the track last year but was also one of the best drivers on quarter-mile tracks in 2019 in his Tarlton & Son #2. He won at Silver Dollar Speedway and Jacksonville Speedway, and finished second at Placerville Speedway.

SCHUCHART BACK ON TRACK: After two races in a row of finishing outside the top-20, Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, returned to the podium at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

Before those two poor finishes, Schuchart hadn’t finished outside the top-10 all year and had the points lead. Now, he sits third in points, looking to put his Drydene #1A back on top for Shark Racing. However, Tri-State Speedway has been one of his worse tracks. He never finished better than 17th in his first five starts there – finishing 22nd in his first four. That streak was broken last year, though, when he earned at ninth place finish.

GRAVEL & PITTMAN ON REBOUND: David Gravel and 2013 World of Outlaws champion Daryn Pittman are both searching for the consistency and wins they had last year. Gravel won at Knoxville Raceway in May but has had an up and down season since with Jason Johnson Racing and Pittman is still looking for his first win in 2020 with Roth Motorsports.

Gravel, of Watertown, CT, earned a podium finish during the first night of the Knoxville doubleheader, but then found himself a lap down in the back of the field the next night. Pittman, of Owasso, OK, was poised for a potential victory at Knoxville Saturday night, sitting on the pole and pulling away to a three second lead in the first few laps. However, he made contact with Gravel while trying to lap him and the two spun out. Pittman finished 18th and Gravel finished 19th.

Pittman had a solid eighth place run at Tri-State Speedway last year, while Gravel finished 12th. But Gravel has two wins at the track and is the only current full-time driver that has won there – most recently in 2018.

SWINDELL STILL SWINGING: At 64 years old, in his 50th year of racing, there is no slowing down three-time World of Outlaws champion Sammy Swindell. In his first two starts of 2020 – driving his son Kevin Swindell’s #39 Swindell Speedlab car – “Slammin’ Sammy” earned back to back top-10 finishes at Knoxville Raceway.

He’ll make his World of Outlaws return to Tri-State Speedway for the doubleheader weekend. He has five wins on the quarter-mile track – the last one coming in 2011 – and still holds the track record of 11.110 sec. that he set in 2004.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN, on DIRTVision (Fri. & Sat.) at 7 p.m. (ET) and on CBS Sports Network (Sat.) at 9 p.m. (ET).

TICKETS
Friday tickets: Click here
Saturday tickets: (Sold out)

GUIDELINES
Participant guidelines: Tri-StateParticipantSnapshot&GuidelinesSprints6.15.20
Spectator guidelines: Tri-StateSpectatorSnapshot&GuidelinesSprints6.15.20

DRIVER REGISTRATION
Link: https://dirtcar.typeform.com/to/O8PbRA

ABOUT THE TRACK
Tri-State Speedway is a high-banked quarter-mile track.
Track Record – 11.110 sec. set by Sammy Swindell on Oct. 8, 2004
Online – Tri-StateSpeedway.com

1/4-MILE WINNERS IN 2019
There were nine races on a 1/4-mile track in 2019. (Tri-State will be the first race on a 1/4-mile track in 2020.)
Silver Dollar Speedway: Carson Macedo won on March 15, Brad Sweet on Sept. 6 and Daryn Pittman on Sept. 7
Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway: Donny Schatz won on May 31 and Shane Stewart won on June 1
Fairbury Speedway: Kyle Larson won on June 4
Placerville Speedway: Shane Golonic won on Sept. 11
Jacksonville Speedway: Carson Macedo won on Sept. 25
Tri-State Speedway: Christopher Bell on Oct. 13

TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2019 – Christopher Bell on Oct. 13
2018 – David Gravel on May 13
2017 – Parker Price-Miller on May 14
2016 – David Gravel on May 14
2015 – Paul McMahan on May 3
2014 – Paul McMahan on May 10
2013 – Tim Kaeding on April 20
2012 – Craig Dollansky on April 21
2011 – Sammy Swindell on May 30
2010 – Craig Dollansky on Oct. 16
2009 – Steve Kinser on June 25
2008 – Craig Dollansky on July 6
2007 – Steve Kinser on April 21
2006 – Craig Dollansky on April 15
2005 – Steve Kinser on April 16
2004 – Tim Kaeding on Oct. 8
1999 – Mark Kinser on May 16
1998 – Mark Kinser on May 10, Sammy Swindell on June 21
1997 – Steve Kinser on May 11, Sammy Swindell on June 22
1996 – Mark Kinser on May 12
1995 – Stevie Smith on May 14, Steve Kinser on July 16
1994 – Andy Hillenburg on May 15, Dave Blaney on July 17
1993 – Dave Blaney on May 16, Andy Hillenburg on July 18
1992 – Gary Wright on May 10, Sammy Swindell on July 26
1991 – Doug Wolfgang on May 12, Steve Kinser on July 14
1990 – Doug Wolfgang on May 13
1989 – Steve Kinser on May 14
1988 – Bobby Davis, Jr. and Sammy Swindell on May 15 (co-winners)
1980 – Steve Kinser on May 11
1979 – Lee James on May 13, Larry Gates on Aug. 19

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

DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Bill Rose – @BillRose6_Rose
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Mason Daniel – @MasonDRacing
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17
Wayne Johnson – @wjr77x

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Jackson Motorplex on June 25-27 for the 42nd AGCO Jackson Nationals. Tickets can be purchased for the prestigious three-day event by clicking here. If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

2020 STATS
There have been 12 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (5 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 3
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (20 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 5
2 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 4
3 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
4 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 2
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
5 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale Texas – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (8 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (11 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
2 – Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Bell, Arlington Tenn. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (5 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Penn. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (1 driver)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (10 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 9
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 7
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 5
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 5
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 3
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
7 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (7 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (11 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 82
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 80
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 78
4 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 48
5 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 32
6 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 22
7 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 18
8 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 10
9 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 9
10 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 3
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 3

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (9 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 3
2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
3 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw Wash. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1

NEW TRACK RECORDS (1 driver)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – TR
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. (9.995 sec. at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55)

FASTEST IN PRACTICE (9 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of times fastest
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3
2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
3 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1

2020 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 7 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brad Sweet (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Logan Schuchart (1)
4. Friday, March 13 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / (Postponed)
5. Saturday, March 14 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, TX / (Canceled)
6. Saturday, March 21 / USA Raceway / Tucson, AZ / (Canceled)
7. Sunday, March 22 / Arizona Speedway / San Tan Valley, AZ / (Canceled)
8. Saturday, March 28 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA / (Canceled)
9. Sunday, March 29 / Santa Maria Raceway / Nipomo, CA / (Postponed)
10. Friday April 3 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / (Postponed)
11. Saturday, April 4 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / (Postponed)
12. Friday, April 10 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA / (Canceled)
13. Saturday, April 11 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, CA / (Canceled)
14. Friday, April 17 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, CA / (Canceled)
15. Saturday, April 18 / Stockotn Dirt Track / Stockton, CA / (Canceled)
16. Friday, April 24 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / (Canceled)
17. Saturday, April 25 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / (Canceled)
18. Friday, May 1 / Lawton Speedway / Lawton, OK / (Postponed)
19. Saturday, May 2 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / (Postponed)
20. Wednesday, May 6 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, IL / (Postponed)
21. Friday, May 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (1)
22. Friday, May 8 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / (Postponed)
23. Saturday, May 9 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / (Postponed)
24. Wednesday, May 13 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / (Postponed)
25. Friday, May 15 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / (Postponed)
26. Saturday, May 16 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / (Postponed)
27. Tuesday, May 19 / Bridgeport Speedway / Swedesboro, NJ / (Postponed)
28. Fri., May 22 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (2)
29. Sat., May 23 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (1)
30. Saturday, May 23 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / (Postponed)
31. Monday, May 25 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN / (Postponed)
32. Friday, May 29 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Logan Schuchart (2)
33. Saturday, May 30 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Donny Schatz (2)
34. Saturday, May 30 / I-70 Speedway / Odessa, MO / (Postponed)
35. Wednesday, June 3 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE / (Postponed)
36. Friday, June 5 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Canceled
37. Friday, June 5 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (3)
38. Saturday, June 6 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, MN / Canceled
39. Saturday, June 6 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (4)
40. Friday, June 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (2)
41. Saturday, June 13 / Knoville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (3)
42. Wednesday, June 17 / The Dirt Oval at Route 66 / Joliet, IL / Canceled

 

 

DOUBLE TAP: Kyle Larson sweeps Knoxville doubleheader for $20K payday Brownells Big Guns Bash weekend dominated by Larson; Sweet rebounds and extends points lead

KNOXVILLE, IA – June 13, 2020 – Kyle Larson’s head fell from the weight of disappointment after looking at the small wooden ball for his pill draw.

He drew pill 56, putting him out third to last for qualifying.

Six hours later, he stood atop the wing of Paul Silva’s #57 Sprint Car in World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Victory Lane Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway for the second night in a row – picking up $20,000 in winnings between the two nights.

“Thanks to everyone on this car,” said an elated Larson. “Everybody who has helped me out. It just means a lot to be out here having fun, challenging for wins every night.”

He bested the past two Series champions to the sweep the Brownells Big Guns Bash weekend, beating 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz the first night and reigning champion Brad Sweet the next.

The win was not only the Elk Grove, CA native’s third World of Outlaws win this season – the first time he’s won more than two Series races in a year – but his fifth Sprint Car win in six days. No one and nothing have been able to get in the way of his trophy hunting path.

His pill draw that left him walking away with his head down earlier in the day proved to be a misleading obstacle. Larson qualified second in his Flight and then went on to win the fourth Drydene Heat Race of the night. Larson looked poised early on to back up his dominating performance from Friday.

However, Daryn Pittman stepped up in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash. He took the lead on the first lap and beat Sweet, by two seconds.

When the 30-lap Feature commenced, Pittman made the rest of the field look like they were down a cylinder. He had close to a three second lead by the third lap.

That ended six laps later. While trying to lap David Gravel in Turn 2, Pittman and he touched wheels, spinning each other. Both continued, but never recovered from their starting spots at the back of the field, finishing 18th and 19th, respectively.

Pittman’s misfortune handed the lead to Larson, who only held it for a lap before reigning Knoxville Raceway track champion Brian Brown took it from him on Lap 11. Larson then had to fend off his brother-in-law Sweet to hold second.

“I took a glance at the board on the restart and saw that he (Brown) was right on me,” Larson said. “I knew he was right on me. I knew he was going to run the top in (turns) three and four and thought if I could get a good three and four, he might not slide me the next end. But I didn’t get through there like I needed to, and he got the run and got by me. I knew my car was really good, so I just stayed patient behind him. Then Brad, he got to my inside and I cleared him off of (turn) two, otherwise that could have been the deciding factor of the race.”

Larson’s battle with Sweet showed him there was grip around the bottom of the half-mile track, which led him back to Brown’s bumper.

Larson reclaimed the lead with 17 laps to go. Sweet followed him by Brown for second, setting up the third duel this year between family members. However, Sweet’s Kasey Kahne Racing NAPA Auto Parts #49 couldn’t contend with the Finley Farms #57. Even through lap traffic, Larson maintained about a three second lead of Sweet.

“He (Larson) did a really good job,” Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, said. “He was driving really hard. He’s a great race car driver. He runs the car on the ragged edge and makes it work and gets by lap cars. We had a great race car tonight compared to last night. A lot of great notes moving forward here. Big gains.”

Sweet’s second-place finish was an improved from his 12th-place run Friday night – the first time he finished outside the top-10 in 2020. With Schatz finishing 11th, Sweet extended his points lead over the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing to a 26-point gap.

Logan Schuchart remains third, 40 points behind Sweet, but also had a needed rebound Saturday night after two straight finishes outside the top-20. He drove his Drydene #1A from eighth to third.

“We had a night without struggles,” Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, said. “We’ll take some notes and see if we can qualify a little bit better. Seems like we have the racing thing down, just need to qualify better to put ourselves in better positions.”

Carson Macedo, who drivers for Kyle Larson’s Sprint Car team, brought his Tarlton & Son #2 home fourth for the second night in a row. His strong runs helped propelled him to fourth in points.

At the end of the day, there was nothing for Larson to hang his head about.

“Another good car,” Larson said. “Just sweet to have five in a row in a Sprint Car now. It feels pretty awesome. In front of a great crowd, too. It makes it feel even better.”

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN for the Series’ first doubleheader weekend at the track on Fri., June 19 and Sat. June 20. Saturday night’s race will be a historic event for the Series as it will be broadcasted live on CBS Sports Network, starting at 9 p.m. (ET).

Both nights will be broadcasted live on DIRTVision, as well. You can purchase tickets to the events by clicking here.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 57-Kyle Larson [4][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$5,000]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$3,000]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [13][$2,700]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [10][$2,500]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [6][$2,200]; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen [12][$2,000]; 8. 24-Rico Abreu [5][$1,800]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [11][$1,600]; 10. 39-Sammy Swindell [20][$1,450]; 11. 15-Donny Schatz [17][$1,300]; 12. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [16][$1,200]; 13. 17W-Shane Golobic [15][$1,100]; 14. 7-Tim Kaeding [18][$1,000]; 15. 39M-Anthony Macri [22][$950]; 16. 17A-Austin McCarl [23][$900]; 17. 7X-Justin Henderson [14][$850]; 18. 83-Daryn Pittman [1][$750]; 19. 41-David Gravel [21][$725]; 20. 14-Parker Price-Miller [3][$700]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [7][$700]; 22. 56N-Davey Heskin [19][$700]; 23. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [24][$700]; 24. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey [9][$700]; Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-9; Kyle Larson 10, 14-30; Brian Brown 11-13; KSE Hard Charger Award: 39-Sammy Swindell[+10]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 2-Carson Macedo, 15.09; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.097; 3. 24-Rico Abreu, 15.26; 4. 55M-McKenna Haase, 15.31; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri, 15.392; 6. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.414; 7. 21-Brian Brown, 15.505; 8. 56N-Davey Heskin, 15.625; 9. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey, 15.648; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.715; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.721; 12. 20-A.J. Moeller, 15.747; 13. 5-Brent Marks, 15.763; 14. 71-Shane Stewart, 15.785; 15. 44S-Trey Starks, 15.79; 16. O9-Matt Juhl, 15.824; 17. 41-David Gravel, 15.85; 18. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg, 15.879; 19. 2KS-Chad Boespflug, 15.921; 20. 33M-Mason Daniel, 15.929; 21. 35-Zach Hampton, 15.943; 22. 9-Kasey Kahne, 15.962; 23. 17W-Shane Golobic, 16.005; 24. 6-Bill Rose, 16.027; 25. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.052; 26. 56-Joe Simbro, 16.075; 27. 14K-Tori Knutson, 17.114

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 15.679; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 15.734; 3. 5X-Gio Scelzi, 15.871; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.896; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman, 15.901; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 15.925; 7. 7X-Justin Henderson, 15.96; 8. 39-Sammy Swindell, 15.986; 9. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 16.003; 10. 17A-Austin McCarl, 16.049; 11. R44-Jeff Swindell, 16.099; 12. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 16.128; 13. 4-Terry McCarl, 16.158; 14. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 16.162; 15. 7-Tim Kaeding, 16.217; 16. 15M-Bobby Mincer, 16.217; 17. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.236; 18. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, 16.274; 19. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 16.326; 20. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, 16.333; 21. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 16.357; 22. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 16.381; 23. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.445; 24. 44-Chris Martin, 16.466; 25. 9W-Ryan Giles, 16.543; 26. 50-Mike Ayers, 17.228

 

 

World of Outlaws Racing Returns to CBS with Special Spotlighting Trail-Blazing Journey from COVID to Independence Day Mega Event

World of Outlaws celebrates ‘Return to Racing’ with "The Greatest Show on Dirt" documentary as lead-in to three LIVE racing events on CBS Sports Network, capped by the first full-capacity crowd major sporting event in the United States

CONCORD, NC — June 13, 2020 — For the second time in its 42-year history — first since 1995 — the World of Outlaws will be broadcast nationally on CBS and across local CBS stations as the Eye Network celebrates the ‘Return to Racing’ on Saturday, June 20, with a documentary-style COVID-era special on the world’s premier 410 Winged Sprint Car and Dirt Late Model racing series. The one-hour special, titled World of Outlaws: The Greatest Show on Dirt, will set the stage for a trio of real-world LIVE World of Outlaws feature racing on the sister CBS Sports Network each Saturday night from June 20 to July 4.

First on deck will be the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars at the high-banked, southern Indiana 1/4-mile oval Tri-State Speedway, where drivers pull wheelies and do battle in close quarters, short-track style. Second, from the 4/10-mile Lernerville Speedway, just North of Pittsburgh, will be the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models for this year’s rendition of the legendary Firecracker 100. Capping off the three-week run, the Sprint Cars and Late Models — which typically only cross paths for the first and final events of the season — will come together for a historic Independence Day battle on the high banks of Cedar Lake Speedway, in beautiful New Richmond, WI — the first major full-crowd sporting event in the United States. Full details on the Cedar Lake Speedway event will be announced on Monday, June 15.

“This has been a difficult year for us, for the sport, and for all sports,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. “We are grateful to our drivers for their flexibility and commitment, to our fans for their continued loyalty and support, to our tracks for their hard work and to CBS for providing a platform to bring dirt racing, both virtual and real-world, to fans far and wide. Everyone is aching for some sense of normalcy, and we are thrilled to bring all our efforts full circle with a ground-breaking 3-day July 4th weekend event at Cedar Lake Speedway, LIVE on CBS Sports Network for the very first time.”

During the two-month hiatus from real-life racing — with star-studded World of Outlaws iRacing Invitationals filling the sports-world void — the World of Outlaws worked with government, medical and motorsports specialists behind the scenes to pave the road back to the dirt track with its best-in-class COVID-19 Resource Center containing safety guidelines and procedures. On May 8, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars blazed the trail in motorsports with an unprecedented participant-only event broadcast live on DIRTVision from Knoxville Raceway. This momentous event re-opened the 2020 racing season.

“We wanted to get back to the track as soon as possible, but only with a first AND best approach, in the safest and most responsible manner, with the best thinking available at the time,” explained World of Outlaws CMO Ben Geisler, “and we will continue down this path, even as we ramp up to full-crowd events. We will rely on our experts, our process and industry-leading screening methods and COVID-related event procedures as we head into Cedar Lake and beyond. We will also continue to look for jaw-dropping ways to introduce big events, with our focus on the at-track fan experience, while innovating around how we engage fans watching from home.”

With COVID-19 incidence rates in the area well below national benchmarks, Cedar Lake Speedway returned to racing on May 15 and has continued lower-profile events since then without any meaningful uptick in registered cases. Founded in 1957, the 3/8-mile, high-banked clay oval has developed into one of the most fan-friendly short track facilities in the country. The surrounding area offers plentiful camping and outdoor activities for the family, ensuring a fun weekend for all in Wisconsin.

“It’s been great having fans back in the stands these past few races,” said ten-time World of Outlaws Champion Donny Schatz. “Without the fans, our events are pretty surreal. It really feels like something is missing. Having our fans back in the stands, where they belong, makes the prospect of winning even better.”

Despite this year’s challenges, the World of Outlaws, which runs the most grueling schedule in all of motorsports with over 140 races originally slated for 2020, has completed 24 events this season, some without fans and some with limited crowds. Defending Champion Brad Sweet sits atop the Sprint Car point standings, but a long season lies ahead, with drivers like Schatz, Logan Schuchart and David Gravel giving chase. Meanwhile, defending Late Model Champion Brandon Sheppard leads 2019 Rookie of the Year Ricky Weiss, three-time Champion Darrell Lanigan, the legendary Scott Bloomquist and the rest of the field in the race towards the July 4th spectacular on CBS Sports Network.

Tune into CBS Saturday, June 20, at 1:30PM ET for the premiere of the World of Outlaws: The Greatest Show on Dirt. The one-hour program will introduce viewers to the high-flying Sprint Cars and door-banging Late Models, their rich histories, and their 2020 journey from the Late Model series opener at the immaculate Vado Speedway Park in New Mexico and the Sprint Car series opener at the 49th Annual DIRTcar Nationals — the unmatched 12-night February speedfest in Florida at the world’s fastest half-mile, Volusia Speedway Park — to the sudden COVID-19 halt, the ensuing iRacing cycle, and the ‘Return to Racing’.

Later that evening, the NOS Energy Drink dirt racing documentary “For the Love of Dirt” will air on the sister CBS Sports Network at 8PM ET, leading into the first-ever LIVE World of Outlaws feature event from The Class Track, Tri-State Speedway (9PM ET). As always, every World of Outlaws race will be broadcast live in its entirety on DIRTVision and included at no charge for Fast Pass subscribers. Feature racing at these events will be simulcast LIVE on CBS Sports Network.

SCHEDULE

Saturday, June 20

CBS (Network): 1:30PM ET: World of Outlaws: The Greatest Show on Dirt

CBSSN: 8PM ET: NOS Energy Drink “For the Love of Dirt”

CBSSN: 9PM ET: World of Outlaws: Saturday Night Shootout - NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars LIVE from Tri-State Speedway

Saturday, June 27

CBSSN: 8PM ET: Re-air of World of Outlaws: Saturday Night Shootout - NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars LIVE from Tri-State Speedway

CBSSN: 9PM ET: World of Outlaws: Saturday Night Shootout - Morton Buildings Late Models LIVE from Lernerville Speedway

Saturday, July 4

CBSSN: 9-11PM ET: World of Outlaws: Saturday Night Shootout - Sprint Car and Late Model Double-Header LIVE from Cedar Lake Speedway

 

THE BIG GUN: Kyle Larson scores win at Knoxville Raceway Big night at Knoxville sees the return of fans and a milestone for Johnny Gibson

KNOXVILLE, IA – June 12, 2020 – Kyle Larson’s last attempt at taking on the Outlaws two weeks ago saw 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz steal the win from him on the final lap.

In his return Friday night at Knoxville Raceway, Larson, again, found Schatz standing in the way of another victory. This time, he made sure the Fargo, ND driver was out of rage on the final lap to secure his first win at “The Sprint Car Capital of the World” during the first night of the Brownells Big Guns Bash doubleheader.

“It’s awesome,” Larson said in Victory Lane. “It’s a pleasure to drive for (car owner and crew chief) Paul Silva and everybody who helps out on this team.”

He had already accumulated three wins in four days with Silva while racing down south, before the night. That momentum carried over to the iconic half-mile track, where Larson and Silva struggled in their last two races there. They finished 10th when the Series returned to racing at the track in May and failed to qualify for the Knoxville Nationals last year.

This year, they’ve found their rhythm. Larson didn’t show it early on in the night, though. While David Gravel set Quick Time for the third time this year, Larson qualified seventh in his flight. He was able to make it up to second in his Drydene Heat Race, behind Gravel, but settled for a sixth-place finish in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash – won by Gravel.

When it came time for the 25-lap Feature, Gravel – who won the Knoxville race in May – and Schatz appeared to be the favorites. Gravel had dominated everything up until that point and Schatz’s speed improved as the night went on.

The Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver showed that in the opening laps of the Feature by taking the lead from Gravel on the second lap and driving away from the field.

Larson was putting on an impressive performance behind them, darting his way from sixth to third on the first lap. Five laps later, he worked his way around the outside of Gravel to take second. A caution on Lap 6 then put Larson on Schatz’s bumper.

On the restart, Larson launched ahead of Schatz to take the lead, but Rico Abreu flipped in Turn 2 before the lap was completed, giving Schatz the lead back. When the race went green, again, Schatz was ready for Larson. He had a two-car length lead on Larson by the time they exited Turn 2 and pulled away further the next corner.

Schatz looked to be in command of the race and on his way to another Knoxville win. However, the ever-adaptable Larson found a new line that cut Schatz’s lead from half a straightaway to nothing in about three laps.

“Before the first caution I could enter above the holes here in (Turn) one and diamond the corner off of (Turn) two and I felt like I could maintain with him (Schatz),” Larson said. “Once I got into second, Donny was still following the top and I was able to make that line work to get the run off of (Turn) three and pass him.”

Once he took the lead from Schatz with 15 laps to go, Larson ran to home base on a home run swing. Lap cars did little to slow him down. The only hinderance he faced was when his nose wing fell down on the final lap, giving him little downforce on the front of his car. It caused him to miss his marks, but they were tiny errors in the overall scope of the race. The Elk Grove, CA driver crossed the finish line 3.1 sec. ahead of Schatz, bringing the crowd of fans to their feet – Knoxville’s first time with fans at a World of Outlaws race this year – and giving Johnny Gibson a special memory for his 2,000th consecutive race.

“Knoxville is one of my favorite tracks,” Larson said. “Paul Silva has been working his butt off. I’ve been complaining to him a lot. But we’re a great team and like I said, it’s a pleasure to get to race for him.”

The win is Larson’s second World of Outlaws win of 2020 and 10th overall, tying him on the all-time wins list with Danny Smith and Joe Gaerte, who is the crew chief for Kyle Larson Racing.

While Schatz had to settle for second, the finish is his fifth top-five finish in a row.

“He just found a different line in (turns) one and two,” Schatz said. “I didn’t think it would stay that long, so I didn’t try it. You can’t be making any mistakes. But, if you’re going to make them, now is the time to do it. It was a real solid night.”

Gravel ended the night third and said he’s pleased with it considering Jason Johnson Racing brought out a new car for the event.

Carson Macedo, who drivers for Kyle Larson Racing, earned his second top-five of the season with a fourth-place finish.

Series points leader Brad Sweet had a rough night, finishing 12th – his first finish outside the top-10 this year. He wasn’t alone as Logan Schuchart had an engine fail in Qualifying and found himself having to use a provisional to start the Feature. He was able to charge from 25th to 13th, earning his the KSE Hard Charger award.

Sweet is now ahead of Schatz by eight points and Schuchart by 38.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Knoxville Raceway Saturday, June 13 for the final night of the Brownells Big Guns Bash. You can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 57-Kyle Larson [6]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 3. 41-David Gravel [1]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [9]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [11]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 7. 39-Sammy Swindell [7]; 8. 71-Shane Stewart [5]; 9. 7-Tim Kaeding [20]; 10. 2M-Kerry Madsen [10]; 11. O9-Matt Juhl [12]; 12. 49-Brad Sweet [18]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [25]; 14. 5X-Gio Scelzi [21]; 15. 21-Brian Brown [15]; 16. 17A-Austin McCarl [23]; 17. 83-Daryn Pittman [19]; 18. 39M-Anthony Macri [14]; 19. 14-Parker Price-Miller [16]; 20. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey [13]; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser [26]; 22. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [22]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [17]; 24. 20-A.J. Moeller [8]; 25. 2C-Wayne Johnson [24]; 26. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1, Donny Schatz 2-9, Kyle Larson 10-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+12]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 41-David Gravel, 15.022; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.119; 3. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey, 15.121; 4. 39-Sammy Swindell, 15.158; 5. 2-Carson Macedo, 15.226; 6. 21-Brian Brown, 15.245; 7. 57-Kyle Larson, 15.333; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.386; 9. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 15.419; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 15.483; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.537; 12. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 15.552; 13. 56N-Davey Heskin, 15.565; 14. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 15.568; 15. 44S-Trey Starks, 15.607; 16. 83-Daryn Pittman, 15.652; 17. 17W-Shane Golobic, 15.661; 18. 5-Brent Marks, 15.684; 19. 7X-Justin Henderson, 15.727; 20. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg, 15.904; 21. 6-Bill Rose, 15.934; 22. 44-Chris Martin, 16.001; 23. 35-Zach Hampton, 16.037; 24. 15M-Bobby Mincer, 16.06; 25. 56-Joe Simbro, 16.375; 26. 14K-Tori Knutson, 16.994; 27. 1S-Logan Schuchart, NT

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.572; 2. 20-A.J. Moeller, 15.663; 3. 24-Rico Abreu, 15.752; 4. O9-Matt Juhl, 15.804; 5. 5X-Gio Scelzi, 15.848; 6. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 15.872; 7. 39M-Anthony Macri, 15.873; 8. 71-Shane Stewart, 15.913; 9. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 15.914; 10. 7-Tim Kaeding, 15.967; 11. 4-Terry McCarl, 16.007; 12. 17A-Austin McCarl, 16.009; 13. 55M-McKenna Haase, 16.016; 14. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 16.027; 15. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.035; 16. 2KS-Chad Boespflug, 16.145; 17. 9-Kasey Kahne, 16.197; 18. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, 16.226; 19. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 16.29; 20. 33M-Mason Daniel, 16.294; 21. 9W-Ryan Giles, 16.305; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.327; 23. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 16.369; 24. R44-Jeff Swindell, 16.545; 25. 50-Mike Ayers, 17.405; 26. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, NT

 

 

 

GROWING WINGS: Courtney looks for sun to shine on a World of Outlaws career

After winning championships with USAC, “Sunshine” sets World of Outlaws as next goal

KNOXVILLE, IA – June 11, 2020 – With national titles in a USAC Midget and Sprint Car checked off his list, open-wheel standout Tyler Courtney has his sights on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

The 26-year-old Indianapolis, IN native, known as “Sunshine” to many, is running for the USAC National Midget title again this year with Clauson Marshall Racing, but also has a handful of winged Sprint Car races scheduled with the team.

Several of those races will be with the World of Outlaws, including this weekend at Knoxville Raceway for the June 12-13 Brownells Big Guns Bash. Courtney is among a star-studded entry of more than 50 drivers that include reigning champion Brad Sweet, 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, three-time Series champion Sammy Swindell, Kyle Larson and Kasey Kahne.

It’s all in preparation to help him make the next step in his career.

“If I can make it to the Outlaws, that’s kind of my next goal right now,” Courtney said. “I’ve done what I’ve wanted to do in the USAC non-wing and midget kind of things. My next step is to become a World of Outlaw and see if I can do this with these guys night in and night out.”

Courtney made a good impression his first night out with the Series at Lake Ozark Speedway in May. He won his Drydene Heat Race and earned a career best 11th place finish in his NOS Energy Drink Turbo #7BC – his previous best finish with the World of Outlaws was 16th at Eldora Speedway in 2016.

The result exceeded his own expectations and left him wanting more.

“I was kind of bummed because I thought we could run top-10 from where we started,” Courtney said. “But when you run 11th and look at the 10 guys that ran ahead of you, it’s kind of hard to be disappointed in it. Coming to run with these guys, it’s not easy. They make it look easy when you watch them on DIRTVision and things like that, but when you come and do it in person it is a whole different story.

His following night at the track didn’t fare as well. While he made the Feature, contact in the first few laps with Kerry Madsen took them both out of the event.

In his first two races with the Series this year, Courtney said he learned there’s no room for error with the Outlaws.

“When you come here, your mistakes get pointed out more because these guys are… this is their job,” Courtney said. “This is what they do night in and night out. If you make a mistake, they’re going to pounce on it. That’s how it goes.

“It’s a lot of fun racing with the Outlaws. These guys are for real. I’ve told people that if you think you’re good at racing, come race with the Outlaws. You’ll find out how good you really are.”

One of the most valuable lessons he learned while racing against drivers like Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz is you have to be aggressive, he said. They’re not going to wait for you, so you can’t wait for them.

While it takes him a lap to get into a rhythm with his car, World of Outlaws drivers are tuned in from the second they touch the throttle, he said.

“You take one lap here to do anything with these guys you’re losing spots,” Courtney said. “If I can take that from a lap to a half a lap or no lap at all, I feel like I’ll have a better chance. But this is what I wanted to do. This is the challenge I wanted to take on.”

Aside from his one bad night with the World of Outlaws, Courtney has been strong in every winged Sprint Car start he’s made this year. He won his first night out with the car at St. Francois County Raceway and recently finished third at a track event at Knoxville Raceway.

Courtney has already proven to be a natural in a non-winged car, with 26 National USAC Sprint Car wins, the 2018 USAC National Sprint Car title, 13 USAC Nationals Midget win, the 2019 USAC National Midget title and two USAC National Silver Crown wins.

He knows there’s still a learning curve to conquer before being able to compete with the likes of Sweet and Schatz each week, but also knows he can rely on friends like Kyle Larson, who have come from the USAC ranks, and even drivers like Sweet.

“Brad (Sweet) the other night, he got done flipping really hard and I went to check on him and he’s telling me things that I need to do different,” Courtney said with a chuckle. “I’m like ‘Dude, you just flipped your car. You don’t need to be helping me.’ He’s like, ‘You could have done this, and it would have helped you here and there.’ It’s just really cool to come here and a guy like Brad, your defending champion… that’s a champion through and through right there. To be able to obviously be worried about what he has to do for the rest of the night, but to take the time and help a guy.”

No matter how many World of Outlaws races Courtney gets to run this year, he’s ready to get after the next step in his career.

Tickets for the June 12-13 Brownells Big Guns Bash at Knoxville Raceway can be purchased here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch both nights of action live on DIRTVision.

 

 

THE CLIMB: Brad Sweet's career driven by passion, determination
Reigning champion's career path through Open-Wheel racing, NASCAR and World of Outlaws led him to exactly where he wants to be

KNOXVILLE, IA – June 9, 2020 – Brad Sweet and his Kasey Kahne Racing team are where they want to be, on top of the mountain as the 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champions.

The climb was one Sweet never knew would come. And at the beginning, it wasn’t necessarily the climb he looked to make.

The Grass Valley, CA native always wanted to make a living as a race car driver. He grew up around the local Northern California racing scene, attending Sprint Car races with his mom and dad – Jennifer and Don Sweet. There, he discovered the World of Outlaws and drivers like Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell, who amazed his young mind with what they could do with a 900hp car.

“My dad is very mechanically inclined. Some of his best friends were in Sprint Car racing,” Sweet said. “He would go and help mechanic on some of the cars. I would spend my weekends in my younger days at local tracks like Chico (Silver Dollar Speedway) or Placerville (Speedway). Was just around it a lot. Basically, had that fire and desire to do it.”

The Outlaw Kart scene invaded California in the early 90s, catching the eye of 8-year-old Brad Sweet.

“Once I saw kids could drive mini looking Sprint Cars, I pretty much thought it was absolutely the coolest thing in the whole world,” Sweet said.

After racing the karts for six years, Sweet became burned out with them. He wanted to take the next step in his racing career. However, he had to be 16 years old to race Sprint Cars.

That restriction resulted in a lack of racing for Sweet the next couple of years. He dabbled with Micro Sprints and some more Outlaw Kart racing, but he was no longer on a continuous tour of racing. That was fine to him, though.

“My mom and dad never pressured me,” Sweet said. “It was always what I wanted to do. I had a very normal up bringing in school. Never missed a ton of school. Always going to high school football games on Friday night. Dances and all of that stuff. That was kind of neat. I didn’t get back into Sprint Car racing until I was 17. Of course, I would go watch all of the time on the weekends whenever I could.”

While he loved Sprint Cars, racing in NASCAR became a desire of his. At 17-years-old he kicked his racing career into gear again, running a family owned Sprint Car around California. When he graduated high school a couple of years later, Sweet already knew the next step he wanted to take.

BIG MOVE

He knew if he wanted to make a career out of driving race cars, at 19 years old, there wasn’t much for him to lose in taking a risk to make it happen. With the family race car and a friend, he moved to Indiana with nothing but hope and desire.

“I remember calling my dad and saying like, ‘I can either keep racing week to week here and be a really good California guy or I can move to Indiana and try to make a name for myself,’” Sweet said.

There was no opposition from his parents on the decision.

“They’ve always been open and open minded and knew they weren’t going to stop me for one, and, two, they knew it was a dream of mine,” Sweet said. “They weren’t going to pay for it. They knew if I was going to go try, now was the time. I didn’t have anything holding me back. No bills. No house. No wife. No kids. Nothing like that. It was a good time to go try it.”

Once Sweet got to Indiana in 2005, he “winged it.”

He ran two to three nights a week to get himself established in the area. Eventually, car owners approached him throughout the year and hired him to drive their car.

“I think I drove for six or eight different guys that year,” Sweet said.” One offs. Or run a couple of weeks. Or another guy would call with a better opportunity. Kind of jumping around a little. It taught me a lot. I learned a lot. Basically, put my name on the map.”

His schedule stabilized more the next two years, driving more consistently for team owners and finding himself in better and better opportunities – such as getting opportunities to drive for the prestigious Keith Kunz Motorsports team. Then, in 2007, Sweet got a phone call that would be the catalyst to his path as a World of Outlaws champion. Kasey Kahne Racing called with an offer to drive their USAC midget car in 2008.

Sweet won six races on the USAC National Midget tour in his first year with KKR, including the Knoxville Midget Nationals. He was a natural fit to the team and has been a part of it ever since – earning himself "The Big Cat" nickname while there.

JOINING KKR

Kasey Kahne still remembers the first time he saw Sweet race.

“It was right before I hired him,” Kahne said. “I had seen him racing a lot. I saw him racing at Elma, Washington. I knew he raced a midget the night before somewhere in the Midwest and somewhere else the night before that.

“I was like, ‘How in the world… He’s putting an effort in to do all of this racing.’ That’s something I would have done back when I was his age. And he was winning races and running competitively. So, yeah, as soon as we called him up and hired him it’s been a great relationship.”

Sweet immediately fit in with the KKR group and family, Kahne said. It didn’t take long for he and Sweet to become close friends.

“He was one of these guys, we just shared the same passions and same goals,” Sweet said of Kahne. “He was obviously in a different league than I was at that point, racing Cup. But we worked out together. We worked on race cars together. We liked to have a beer together. We became pretty inseparable. Just from a sheer fact that we loved and wanted the same thing, which was winning races and just being in shape and pushing each other.”

Kahne also helped Sweet make a run at his dream – racing in NASCAR. After winning multiple big races for KKR, Sweet said Kahne felt he deserved an opportunity in Stock Car racing.

NASCAR JUMP

With backing from Great Clips – a long-time sponsor of Kahne’s – Sweet made his ARCA and NASCAR Truck Series debut in 2009, making two starts in both Series. He ran a part-time schedule in the Truck Series for the next two years, also making one NASCAR Xfinity Series start. Then in 2012 and 2013 he ran half of the year in the Xfinity Series, earning a career best sixth-place finish twice.

During that time, he also ran several World of Outlaws Sprint Car races for KKR. Sweet earned his first World of Outlaws win in 2012 at Clay County Fairgrounds Speedway and then won the illustrious Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway the year after.

While it may not have initially been the direction Sweet wanted to head, his Stock Car and Sprint Car performances made it clear where his future would head.

Kahne offered him a full-time World of Outlaws ride for the 2014 season.

“It (NASCAR) pushed me to my limit,” Sweet said. “I was trying very hard to figure it out and be successful – more successful than I was being. You know, I think it was just one of those things, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. I think there were things about that, that made my head stronger. It made me want to work harder.

“When I got the opportunity to run full-time with the World of Outlaws, at first I felt like I didn’t make it in NASCAR. It was discouraging. I was disappointed. But, as it’s gone on, it’s kind of one of those things that’s definitely happen for a reason.”

BECOMING AN OUTLAW

Since taking the deal, Sweet won the World of Outlaws Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year title in 2014, the 2018 Knoxville Nationals, his second Kings Royal in 2019, more than 50 races and the 2019 World of Outlaws championship.

“I’m much happier,” said Sweet about being a World of Outlaws driver. “I’m able to contend for championships. It’s kind of my happy place. It’s where I was meant to be, obviously. It fits my driving style. It fits my feedback. I have a great owner. I have everything in place to hopefully win multiple championships, multiple Knoxville Nationals, Kings Royals, Jackson Nationals. Just put my name in the history books at this point. I think this is where I was meant to be for sure.”

With the success he’s had as a World of Outlaws driver and the recognition he’s been getting, would he ever accept an offer to try NASCAR, again?

“Absolutely not,” Sweet said. “Just the feeling I get when showing up to the Knoxville Nationals or Kings Royal; you can’t beat that. I feel like you’d be selling your soul, for myself anyways. I know there are guys who want to do it and more power to them. But I had my chance. I had the corporate sponsor and drove for a good owner and just couldn’t make it happen. I think even if I got the call from the best Cup owner I would respectfully decline.”

He’s focused on his career as a Sprint Car driver and going after more wins and more titles. There’s still room for he and his KKR team to improve, though, Sweet said. They have yet to reach their peak level. He knows it won’t be easy to keep his perch atop the mountain.

LOOKING AHEAD

However, he plans to hold it for as long as he can. He has no time frame on his career. Things are too good to say when they’d end, Sweet said. If he ever loses his desire to win and be competitive, then it’ll probably be time to turn the page to the next chapter in his life.

One option could be race promoting. He’s already dabbled in the field, promoting World of Outlaws races at Placerville Speedway.

“I love being involved in the racing world,” Sweet said. “I love the fans and the people. It’s all my best friends in the world. Whenever the second chapter is, that could involve race promoting, track promoting. Who knows? I’ve learned a lot by doing these few promotions I’ve done over the last five years. I feel like I have a different perspective on the whole business of it. It’s nice to have that.”

Sweet is a husband and a father to a 2-year-old daughter. While racing will always be a part of his life, he’s unsure how he would feel if his daughter wanted to follow the same path.

“She loves cars, but I’m not going to push her in any direction,” Sweet said. “I know how hard this whole racing thing is on yourself, your family. So, if she really, really wants to do it, I’ll get behind her. But if I can persuade her to do something a little different, I would probably do that. I don’t know if I could see my little girl out there racing. It would be awful hard.”

Whether it’s his daughter or another younger racer, Sweet said a piece of advice he would give is you don’t have to push yourself to race all of the time when you’re young. It’s easy to get burnt out and lose the passion.

“I feel like one thing that was good for me was I was never pushed,” Sweet said. “We didn’t have to go to the races every single weekend of my whole life. I feel like when I got into my 20s it made me want it more. I wasn’t so burnt out. I see a lot of kids now a day, I know they have the desire, but it’s real easy to get burnt out doing something like this over and over and over. My advice would be just let it play out naturally. If you want something bad enough and you work hard enough for it, there’s no reason it won’t come true.”

That will continue to be his approach this year as he goes for his second Series title. His mentality from last year hasn’t change. Maybe a little less anxiety. But he still wants to win every race. Still wants to climb to new levels of the World of Outlaws mountain. He’s exactly where he wants to be.

“At the end of the day we’re super competitive,” Sweet said. “Once you get the feeling of what it’s like to be a champion or win the most races in the season you really don’t want to lose that. The desire is still there to win and be the champion.”

UP NEXT

With four wins already in 2020 – including his sweep of the Beaver Dam Raceway doubleheader, which helped him reclaimed the points lead – Sweet will go for two more wins this weekend at Knoxville Raceway for the June 12-13 Brownells Big Guns Bash doubleheader. Tickets for the two-day event can be purchased by clicking here.

If you can't make it to the races, you can watch both nights live on DIRTVision.

BRAD SWEET WORLD OF OUTLAWS CAREER STATS
-2019 World of Outlaws champion
-2018 Knoxville Nationals winner at Knoxville Raceway
-2X King Royal winner at Eldora Speedway (2013 & 2019)
-2X Jackson Nationals winner at Jackson Motorplex (2017 & 2019)
-54 career wins (as of Beaver Dam Raceway in June) / Ranking 15th on the all-time wins list
-More than 600 career starts

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Knoxville Raceway doubleheader full of exciting storylines

Sweet on a roll, while other drivers seek redemption and Gibson hits a big milestone

KNOXVILLE, IA – June 8, 2020 – Knoxville Raceway will host the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series for another historic doubleheader weekend June 12-13.

When the Series returned to racing at the iconic half-mile track in May with no fans, it was quiet and surreal. This weekend, fans will return to the grandstands in limited capacity to see “The Greatest Show on Dirt” at “The Sprint Car Capital of the World.”

David Gravel backed up his 2019 Knoxville Nationals win by winning at the raceway in May, but with drivers getting a string of six races under their belt since then, there will be a star-studded field of drivers looking to sweep the weekend.

Tickets for both nights can be purchased by clicking here. If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

Here are the top storylines to follow this weekend:

BACK TO BACK ATTEMPT FOR GRAVEL: When the World of Outlaws returned to racing for the first time after about a two-month hiatus, David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, picked up the historic win at Knoxville Raceway in May. He’ll shoot for two more this weekend at the half-mile track in his Jason Johnson Racing #41.

With his win at Knoxville this year, and at the 2019 Knoxville Nationals, Gravel became the first driver to win back to back races at the track since 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz did so in 2017. He earned his first podium since that win during the last weekend’s race at Beaver Dam Raceway, giving him and JJR the needed confidence and momentum to try and sweep the weekend at Knoxville.

SWEET ON A ROLL: Brad Sweet, the reigning champion from Grass Valley, CA, and his Kasey Kahne Racing team have found their groove with four wins in the first 10 races of 2020. He swept the weekend at Beaver Dam Raceway last weekend and reclaimed the points – now 28 point ahead of second-place Donny Schatz.

Sweet won the second night of the Brownells Big Guns Bash at Knoxville last year but has struggled at the track since. He finished sixth at the Knoxville Nationals last year and finished ninth at the raceway in May. However, after his dominating performance at Beaver Dam, he’ll be poised to park his NAPA Auto Parts #49 back in Victory Lane at the iconic track.

SCHUCHART EYES REDEMPTION: Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, had the best start to his career in the first nine races. He won two races, claimed the points lead for the first time in his career and finished outside the top-five once and never outside the top-10. A split-second error during the last race at Beaver Dam Raceway ended his run.

After hitting the wall and finishing 21st, Schuchart fell from first to third in points – 36 points behind Sweet. While he’s never won a World of Outlaws Feature at Knoxville, it’s become one of his best tracks and could be the perfect place for he and his Shark Racing team to rebound. He drove his Drydene #1S car from 22nd to second at the Knoxville Nationals last year and finished third at the track in May.

STEWART FINDS HIS RHYTHM: After losing his ride at the end of 2019 and entering this year with no solid plan, Shane Stewart, of Bixby, OK, currently finds himself fourth in points after a string of four top-five finishes in a row. He’s put the Indy Race Parts #71 in contention to each the past few weeks and will go for his first win at Knoxville Raceway since 2008 this weekend.

Stewart ran the first three races of the year in a second Sides Motorsports car. When racing resumed in May at Knoxville, he found a new home in the #71. He finished 16th in that race, but Stewart said he and the team learned what adjustments they needed to make for him to feel comfortable. In the six races after, he collected five top-five finishes and six top-10 finishes – never finishing worse than sixth.

PITTMAN HUNTING FOR MOMENTUM: Since finishing fourth at Knoxville in May, Daryn Pittman, of Owasso, OK, has struggled to find his way back into the top-five. He and his Roth Motorsports team have found themselves in and out of the top-10 each race. But with four top-five finishes at Knoxville in a row, the raceway could also be the perfect place for him to rebound.

A win at Knoxville would be Pittman’s first and also his first of 2020. He led eight laps at the track in May and never finished outside the podium there last year. Before driving the #83 for Roth last year, Pittman said he never fared well at Knoxville. Now, he has a package with the team that could bring them both a big win at the historic track.

BROWN ON HOME DEFENSE: While Brian Brown is from Grain Valley, MO, Knoxville Raceway has become a home track for the three-time and reigning track champion. He picked up his 50th career win at the raceway over the weekend – tying him for fifth on the track’s all-time win list with three-time World of Outlaws champion Sammy Swindell.

One of those 50 career wins came last year when Brown beat the Outlaws during the first night of the Brownells Big Guns Bash. He’ll be on the hunt to do so again this weekend in his self-owned #21 car.

GIBSON 2000: Friday night’s event at Knoxville Raceway will mark the 2,000th consecutive World of Outlaws race that Johnny Gibson “The Voice of the World of Outlaws” has announced.

Gibson started working for the Series full-time in 1995, selling programs. After an interview with announcer Bobby Gerould in 1996 about life on the road with the Outlaws, Gerould thought Gibson had the voice and charisma to be an announcer. He gave Gibson the chance to call a Heat Race at Keller Auto Speedway, which impressed the World of Outlaws enough that they hired Gibson as their first official announcer.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, IA, on DIRTVision. Hot Laps at 6:45 p.m. (CT)/7:45 p.m. (ET) and racing at 8 p.m. (CT)/9 p.m. (ET).

ABOUT THE TRACK
Knoxville Raceway is a semi-banked half-mile track.
Track Record – 14.407 sec. set by Brooke Tatnell on May 6, 2006
Online – KnoxvilleRaceway.com

1/2-MILE WINNERS IN 2020
There have been four races on a 1/2-mile track this year.
Volusia Speedway Park: Donny Schatz won on Feb. 7, Brad Sweet won on Feb. 8 and Logan Schuchart won on Feb. 9
Knoxville Raceway: David Gravel won on May 8

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2020 – David Gravel on May 8
2019 – Brian Brown on June 14, Brad Sweet on June 15, David Gravel on Aug. 10
2018 – Donny Schatz on June 29, David Gravel on June 30, Brad Sweet on Aug. 11
2017 – Brad Sweet on June 9, Donny Schatz on June 10, Donny Schatz on Aug. 12
2016 – Terry McCarl on June 10, Donny Schatz on June 11, Jason Johnson on Aug. 13
2015 – Donny Schatz on June 13, Donny Schatz on Aug. 15
2014 – Brad Sweet on June 14
2013 – Donny Schatz on May 11, Donny Schatz on June 15
2012 – Sammy Swindell on April 28, Kerry Madsen on June 9
2011 – Sammy Swindell on June 11
2010 – Brooke Tatnell on June 3, Jac Haudenschild on June 4
2009 – Donny Schatz on May 2, Terry McCarl on June 27
2008 – Donny Schatz on May 3, Shane Stewart on June 6, Donny Schatz on June 7
2007 – Donny Schatz on April 28, Terry McCarl on June 16
2006 – Joey Saldana on June 23, Donny Schatz on Oct. 7
2005 – Kraig Kinser on June 24, Steve Kinser on April 30
2004 – Craig Dollansky on June 26, Mark Kinser on May 1
2003 – Danny Lasoski on April 26, Danny Lasoski on July 5
2002 – Steve Kinser on April 26, Danny Lasoski on June 29
2001 – Danny Lasoski on April 28, Stevie Smith on June 30, Jason Meyers on July 16
2000 – Danny Lasoski on April 29, Stevie Smith on July 1, Steve Kinser on July 19
1999 – Sammy Swindell on May 1, Danny Lasoski on July 3, Danny Lasoski on July 21
1998 – Jac Haudenschild on May 2, Jac Haudenschild on July 4, Jac Haudenschild on July 22
1997 – Mark Kinser on April 26, Jac Haudenschild on July 5, Mark Kinser on July 23
1996 – Mark Kinser on April 27, Mark Kinser on June 22, Mark Kinser on July 24
1995 – Mark Kinser on May 6, Mark Kinser on June 24, Steve Kinser on July 19, Mark Kinser on Sept. 27
1994 – Dave Blaney on April 29, Steve Kinser on June 25, Steve Kinser on July 20, Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 23
1993 – Danny Lasoski on April 30, Mark Kinser on June 27, Stevie Smith on Sept. 24
1992 – Sammy Swindell on April 26, Steve Kinser on June 20, Steve Kinser on July 22, Steve Kinser on Sept. 26
1991 – Steve Kinser on April 27, Doug Wolfgang on June 22, Steve Kinser on July 24
1990 – Doug Wolfgang on April 29, Steve Kinser on June 23, Sammy Swindell on July 25
1989 – Sammy Swindell on April 29, Doug Wolfgang on June 24
1988 – Steve Kinser on April 30, Steve Kinser on June 22
1987 – Steve Kinser on April 25, Steve Kinser on June 22
1986 – Sammy Swindell on April 26, Steve Kinser on June 25, Steve Kinser on July 23
1985 – Sammy Swindell on April 28, Doug Wolfgang on Oct. 6
1984 – Sammy Swindell on July 25
1983 – Sammy Swindell on April 16, Sammy Swindell on July 27, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 16
1982 – Doug Wolfgang on April 17, Danny Smith on July 21
1981 – Steve Kinser on April 18, Doug Wolfgang on May 22, Sammy Swindell on May 23, Sammy Swindell on July 22, Doug Wolfgang on Sept. 12
1980 – Steve Kinser on April 19, Steve Kinser on April 20, Doug Wolfgang on May 31, Tim Green on Sept. 20
1979 – Sammy Swindell on April 21

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

DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Bill Rose – @BillRose6_Rose
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Mason Daniel – @MasonDRacing
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17
Wayne Johnson – @wjr77x

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20, will return to Tri-State Speedway for the first doubleheader event at the track, broadcasted live on DIRTVision. Tickets for the events can be purchased by clicking here.

2020 STATS
There have been 10 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (5 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (19 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
3 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
4 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
5 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Sunnyvale Texas – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (7 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (9 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
2 – Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Paul McMahan, Nashville, Tenn. – 1
– Brian Bell, Arlington Tenn. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Bill Balog, Hartland, Wis. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (3 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Trey Starks, Puyallup, Wash. – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (1 driver)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (10 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 4
4 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 3
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
6 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (6 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (10 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 80
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 78
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 48
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 48
4 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 32
5 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 14
6 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 10
7 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 9
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 9
8 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (8 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 2
2 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw Wash. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1

NEW TRACK RECORDS (1 driver)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – TR
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. (9.995 sec. at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55)

FASTEST IN PRACTICE (8 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of times fastest
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3
2 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1

2020 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 7 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brad Sweet (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Logan Schuchart (1)
4. Friday, March 13 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / (Postponed)
5. Saturday, March 14 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, TX / (Canceled)
6. Saturday, March 21 / USA Raceway / Tucson, AZ / (Canceled)
7. Sunday, March 22 / Arizona Speedway / San Tan Valley, AZ / (Canceled)
8. Saturday, March 28 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, CA / (Canceled)
9. Sunday, March 29 / Santa Maria Raceway / Nipomo, CA / (Postponed)
10. Friday April 3 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / (Postponed)
11. Saturday, April 4 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, CA / (Postponed)
12. Friday, April 10 / Merced Speedway / Merced, CA / (Canceled)
13. Saturday, April 11 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, CA / (Canceled)
14. Friday, April 17 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, CA / (Canceled)
15. Saturday, April 18 / Stockotn Dirt Track / Stockton, CA / (Canceled)
16. Friday, April 24 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / (Canceled)
17. Saturday, April 25 / Vado Speedway Park / Vado, NM / (Canceled)
18. Friday, May 1 / Lawton Speedway / Lawton, OK / (Postponed)
19. Saturday, May 2 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / (Postponed)
20. Wednesday, May 6 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, IL / (Postponed)
21. Friday, May 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (1)
22. Friday, May 8 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / (Postponed)
23. Saturday, May 9 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / (Postponed)
24. Wednesday, May 13 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / (Postponed)
25. Friday, May 15 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / (Postponed)
26. Saturday, May 16 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / (Postponed)
27. Tuesday, May 19 / Bridgeport Speedway / Swedesboro, NJ / (Postponed)
28. Fri., May 22 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (2)
29. Sat., May 23 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (1)
30. Saturday, May 23 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / (Postponed)
31. Monday, May 25 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN / (Postponed)
32. Friday, May 29 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Logan Schuchart (2)
33. Saturday, May 30 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Donny Schatz (2)
34. Saturday, May 30 / I-70 Speedway / Odessa, MO / (Postponed)
35. Wednesday, June 3 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE / (Postponed)
36. Friday, June 5 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / (Postponed)
37. Friday, June 5 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (3)
38. Saturday, June 6 / Granite City Speedway / Sauk Rapids, MN / (Postponed)
39. Saturday, June 6 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (4)

 

 

SWEET SWEEP: Brad Sweet dominates Beaver Dam Raceway doubleheader
The reigning champion went back to back at Beaver Dam and reclaimed the points lead

BEAVER DAM, WI – June 6, 2020 – Brad Sweet spent years watching 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz drive away from him and dominate races.

The roles reversed Saturday night at Beaver Dam Raceway.

“The Big Cat” turned the 1/3-mile track his personal playground for the weekend. He thrilled fans with a last lap pass on Sheldon Haudenschild to win Friday night and then dominated the 40-lap Feature on Saturday to sweep the weekend and take home $16,000 in winnings between the two nights. He led the final 30 laps, lapped up to 10th place and beat Schatz to the line by close to two seconds.

“You don’t know how many times I’d lead a race until 25-30 laps in and he’d (Schatz) go driving by me,” Sweet said after getting a congratulatory handshake from Schatz. “I wouldn’t call him a mentor because he didn’t tell me his secrets, but years and years of studying him is why we’re standing here. I feel like we got a little bit of an edge right now. He’s going to push his team and we’re going to push our team. It’s going to be a heck of a battle this year.”

Sweet’s teammate and car owner Kasey Kahne had one of his best performances of the year, stealing the lead from polesitter Shane Stewart on the opening lap and holding it for the next 10. After Sweet passed him for the lead on Lap 11, he maintained a top-five for the majority of race before fading to ninth.

With the lead in hand, Sweet was untouchable in his Kasey Kahne Racing NAPA Auto Parts #49. His closest competitor was second-place Logan Schuchart, who he gapped by 3.5 seconds before a caution with eight laps to go. On the restart, Schuchart stayed in tow with Sweet before jumping the cushion in Turn 4 and hitting the wall. Schatz then moved into the runner-up spot to take his turn at Sweet.

On the final restart with three laps to go, Sweet spun his tires exiting Turn 4. Knowing Schatz would attack, Sweet stayed low down the front stretch to deny Schatz a lane underneath him. When they got to Turn 1, Sweet went high and Schatz dove low, edging his nose ahead of Sweet. However, Sweet had the better momentum off the corner and launched ahead of Schatz’s CARQUEST Auto Parts #15.

Sweet was then on cruise control with what he called his best car of the year and claimed his fourth win this season – third win in a row at Beaver Dam.

“We’re just here to win races,” said Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA. “When we’re standing here (in Victory Lane) we’re doing our job. I know everybody is working hard on our race team to get better. As the car gets better, we’re going to keep clicking these wins off. We were better tonight than we were last night. Eric (Prutzman, crew chief) keeps fine tuning on this thing. It really came to life about halfway through the race. I was just cruising really. When I get cars like that, it makes my job easy.”

Schatz’s second-place finish was his fourth top-five in a row with his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team. And while he’d rather be one spot better, he acknowledged that some nights you’re just going to finish second – especially when you have to compete against Sweet.

“They’ve had a good target to chance for a while,” said Schatz, of Fargo, ND. “It’s time to move that bar again… It is what it is. This is a humbling sport. It’s a humbling game. We’re not hanging our heads. Some nights you’re going to run second. There’s a lot of nights you’re going to run second to that (#49 KKR) car. We just keep digging. That’s what it takes. There’s not been a lot of racing this year. At least we’re getting back going and glad to see people in the stands. That makes this all worth it.”

David Gravel rounded out the podium. Haudenschild had an impressive run from 16th to fourth – earning the KSE Racing Hard Charger award. And Shane Stewart finished fifth – his fifth top-five finish in a row, moving him to fourth in points.

With Schuchart finishing 21st, Sweet reclaimed the points lead – now 28 points ahead of Schatz, who also moved past Schuchart into second. Schuchart fell to third, 36 points behind Sweet.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to the “Sprint Car Capital of the World” Knoxville Raceway on June 12-13 for the Brownells Big Guns Bash. Tickets for the doubleheader event can be purchased by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$5,000]; 3. 41-David Gravel [7][$3,000]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [16][$2,700]; 5. 71-Shane Stewart [1][$2,500]; 6. 5-Brent Marks [14][$2,200]; 7. 2-Carson Macedo [11][$2,000]; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen [8][$1,800]; 9. 9-Kasey Kahne [2][$1,600]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$1,450]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [15][$1,300]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9][$1,200]; 13. 17B-Bill Balog [21][$1,100]; 14. 14-Parker Price-Miller [19][$1,000]; 15. 83-Daryn Pittman [13][$950]; 16. 3-Tim Kaeding [17][$900]; 17. 13-Mark Dobmeier [12][$850]; 18. 23-Russel Borland [23][$750]; 19. 9K-Kyle Schuett [24][$725]; 20. 6-Bill Rose [18][$700]; 21. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][$700]; 22. 73-Jake Blackhurst [20][$700]; 23. 10W-Scotty Thiel [22][$700]; 24. 33M-Mason Daniel [10][$700]; Lap Leaders: Kasey Kahne 1-10, Brad Sweet 11-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+12]

Qualifying – 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.429; 2. 71-Shane Stewart, 11.461; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.537; 4. 9-Kasey Kahne, 11.615; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.631; 6. 41-David Gravel, 11.641; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.647; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.657; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.675; 10. 5-Brent Marks, 11.697; 11. 2-Carson Macedo, 11.717; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.735; 13. 83-Daryn Pittman, 11.769; 14. 33M-Mason Daniel, 11.833; 15. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 11.835; 16. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 11.835; 17. 10W-Scotty Thiel, 11.843; 18. 23-Russel Borland, 11.856; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.879; 20. 73-Jake Blackhurst, 11.9; 21. 3-Tim Kaeding, 11.938; 22. 6-Bill Rose, 11.952; 23. 2W-Scotty Neitzel, 12.001; 24. 9K-Kyle Schuett, 12.033; 25. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 12.062; 26. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.078; 27. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.125; 28. 68-Dave Uttech, 12.146; 29. 12W-Josh Walter, 12.185; 30. 25-Danny Schlafer, 12.268; 31. 10V-Matt Vandervere, 12.506; 32. 55-Austin DeBlauw, 12.812; 33. 20R-Robbie Pribnow, 13.227; 34. 10S-Jay Steinebach, 13.503; 35. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, NT

 

 

Historic Jackson Nationals Set to Shine at Season-High $30,000-to-Win

Three-day mega-event marks World of Outlaws’ first marquee of summer on DIRTVision

JACKSON, MN – June 6, 2020 – Drivers have individual races they circle with special personal meaning, but there are only a handful of events where every driver dreams of victory for different reasons — the AGCO Jackson Nationals is in good company amongst the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals, Kings Royal, National Open, World Finals and DIRTcar Nationals to name a few.

The prestigious event at the immaculate Jackson Motorplex on June 25-27 is in its 42nd running this year, and the fourth year as a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event. In that short time, the three-day event has quickly become the newest crown jewel for the Series.

“It’s been really neat to see what Tod (Quiring, track owner) and his team have done to Jackson,” said reigning Jackson Nationals winner and Series Champion Brad Sweet. “He’s turned it into one of the premier dirt track facilities in the country. And now he’s building a premier event, the AGCO Jackson Nationals. As a racer, I can’t express how much I appreciate his investment in the sport.”

Quiring, president and founder of Mainstream Holdings, Inc., which includes Big Game Tree Stands, purchased Jackson Motorplex from the county in 2015 with the vision of building a world-class facility and the Jackson Nationals into a marquee Sprint Car event. He was familiar with the track, which was originally a half-mile and then turned into a 4/10-mile, due to his corporate office being located in the same area.

The AGCO Jackson Nationals has always been an event that racers circled on their calendar, but only in the past few years since Quiring and his team revamped Jackson Motorplex and brought the event to the World of Outlaws schedule has its prestige continued to increase.

“We built a nice facility to host premier events,” Quiring said. “With this being our premier event, and the partnership we have with the World of Outlaws, we’ll make it through this year for the Nationals and move forward for years to come.”

Even with mass gathering restrictions and the COVID-19 pandemic limiting the amount of fans the facility can have for the three-day event, event Title Sponsor AGCO (the global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural equipment), Jackson Motorplex and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars have joined forces to ensure that the event will be the highest-paying Sprint Car race of the year to date. Saturday’s finale will be $30,000-to-win and $1,000-to-start. Thursday and Friday’s events will pay $8,000-to-win and $600-to-start.

“It’s definitely a crown jewel event in my eyes already and I know he’s only getting started,” Sweet said of Quiring’s vision for the event. “I look forward to watching it grow and I’m excited I get to be a part of it.”

The format for the 2020 AGCO-sponsored affair will be similar to 2019. Teams will accumulate points, based on their finish, over the first two nights, setting up the lineups for the Saturday night finale. There will be no limit on entries for 410 Sprint Cars. Drivers will need to register for the event at WorldofOutlaws.com with the registration link forthcoming.

A limited number of fans will be allowed in the grandstands during the three-day event. Social distancing and CDC guidelines will be in place to ensure the safety and well-being of each attendee, but all three nights will be broadcast live on DIRTVision and all three included in its FAST PASS subscription for just $39 per month.

No action is required of existing ticket holders who had already purchased in advance, but there is a limited number of tickets remaining that can be purchased in advance at JacksonMotorplex.com/Jackson-Nationals. A limited number of pit passes will be available each night, allowing fans to watch from a restricted area in the infield.

Camping is available on the grounds for those who already have advance reservations, but camping for the event had already been sold out and is a hot commodity at the Minnesota complex.

Support divisions, limited to 24 cars, will join the World of Outlaws each night. The IMCA Racesaver Sprint Cars will run Thursday night, while the Wisconsin WingLESS Sprint Cars will be highlighted Friday and Saturday night.

Fans who are unable to get a ticket to the event can watch all three nights live on DIRTVision as all three nights are included in its FAST PASS subscription for just $39/month.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS AGCO JACKSON NATIONALS CHAMPIONS 2019 – Brad Sweet 2018 – Donny Schatz 2017 – Brad Sweet

 

 

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