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GATOR COLLECTOR: Kasey Kahne relishes Volusia success as owner, driver Kahne plans to compete for Kasey Kahne Racing in the 50th DIRTcar Nationals

BARBERVILLE, FL – Jan. 19, 2021 – Florida has been kind to Kasey Kahne.

You might recall his two wins at Daytona International Speedway – during a NASCAR Duel race in 2010 or his Xfinity Series win in 2014. But 20 miles East of the famed track is where the three-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion car owner has collected the most trophies in the sunshine state.

That track is Volusia Speedway Park, in Barberville, FL – which will host the 50th DIRTcar Nationals Feb. 2-13.

Kahne, the driver, has one win at the half-mile track in 2002 with the All Star Circuit of Champions. Kahne, the car owner, has six DIRTcar Nationals championships and 13 wins overall at Volusia – between drivers Brad Sweet, Daryn Pittman and Joey Saldana.

“I’ve always liked Volusia,” Kahne said. “I’ve always liked watching the racing there and driving when I’ve been able to race there. [Kasey Kahne Racing] has won a lot of races over the years down there. It’s fun to have a lot of gators (trophies) and be in Victory Lane down there. It’s a neat place to start the season for sure.”

The day after his win in 2002, Kahne made the overnight drive to North Carolina to test a then NASCAR Bush Series car at Rockingham Speedway in preparation to start his NASCAR career. Three years later, Kasey Kahne Racing was formed.

When he first started the team, while there were always aspirations for wins and championships, Kahne just wanted to provide his team with the best equipment he could and be there for them as an owner. That’s led to three World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championships and 185 Series victories.

“I always just wanted to watch the guys go and watch them win,” Kahne said. “Give them the best opportunity I could from an owner’s standpoint and see what they do with it. Over the last few years, they’ve done a lot. It’s been a lot of fun, whether I was watching on DIRTVision, which I did, I don’t know how many hundreds of races. Now, to be at more of them and watch their success, it feels good to be a part of that. Winning never seems to get old. We want to do a lot more of it from both teams.”

Both KKR cars – the #49 of Brad Sweet and the #9 of James McFadden – finish first and second in the 2020 DIRTcar Nationals points, respectively. For Sweet, Volusia Speedway Park has proved to be one of his best tracks in his tenure with the team. He has two DIRTcar Nationals Big Gator championships and seven wins overall at Volusia – five with the World of Outlaws.

“For whatever reason, it’s definitely one of my best tracks,” said Sweet, the two-time defending Series champion. “We’ve definitely struggled there in the past here and there. I think it says a lot about our guys and our race team that they bring a really fast car there every year. It’s the first week of the season and you can see the teams that haven’t meshed yet or aren’t as well prepared and the teams that have been together are going to come out of the box a little stronger. That’s going to give us an advantage. And for whatever reason, it’s been a good racetrack for me.”

The key to KKR’s success at the track stems from their offseason preparations. When the 2020 season ended, Kahne said the crew has been working in the shop all season long to get ready for 2021.

“I feel like our cars have always been good right out of the box at those types of tracks,” Kahne said. “Early in the years, our KKR cars have always been fast in the beginning of the season. For whatever reason. And I think our drivers have been good and I’ve always enjoyed racing at Volusia with Daryn and Brad and Joey.”

He’ll join Sweet on track this year at Volusia, he said, as he plans to drive the team’s #9 car when McFadden can’t.

Kahne initially had no plans to drive a Sprint Car last year, but no plans turned into one race. Then, one race turned into 11.

“I’ve enjoyed it,” Kahne said about stepping back behind the wheel. “It’s been good. Last year, I didn’t plan on doing it a whole lot but with COVID and how things worked out, I ended up doing a lot more races and liked it. I always liked being in a Sprint Car and being a part of that. I always enjoy working on the car and being with the teams and things like that. That’s been a lot of fun the last couple years, as well. We’ve been fortunate to have a lot of success here recently. It’s fun to be part of it and traveling with the guys.”

After claiming another DIRTcar Nationals title and another World of Outlaws championship in 2020, Kahne is excited about the prospects of 2021 for his KKR team and kicking off the season strong at Volusia.

“I feel really good about where KKR is and where our engine program is,” he said. “I think we made some nice gains there late in the season, which will show at Volusia. I was talking with Brad and he’s ready to go. He’s always putting the work in and wants to win a lot this year. I like hearing that. The cars are coming together. The guys have been here nonstop since the season ended. Definitely, no one has backed down. It’s going to be a fun season.”

For tickets to the 50th DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, CLICK HERE.

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

 

 

READY TO PASS THE BAR: Parker Price-Miller joining World of Outlaws full-time in 2021 PPM Racing will join the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car tour with Price-Miller for his rookie season

CONCORD, NC – Jan. 14, 2021 – Parker Price-Miller has never shied away from his desire. If you asked him where he wanted his career to go, his answer was always the same: the World of Outlaws.

More specifically, a full-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series driver.

This year, the Kokomo, IN driver is making that a reality. Teaming up with his dad, Scott Ronk, Price-Miller – known as "The Law Firm" – is taking their PPM Racing team on the full 90-plus race tour and will run for Rookie of the Year.

“I pretty much ran the whole thing last year with Phil (Dietz and Dietz Motorsports) and I kind of got the feel and taste of it,” Price-Miller said. “I realized running with the Outlaws you make a lot more money. You’re getting paid more position-wise than any other series and the with the points fund. It just kind of all made sense. I’ve always wanted to do it. It all happened at the right time.”

Price-Miller has 126 starts with the World of Outlaws and two wins – his most recent with Dietz Motorsports at 34 Raceway last year. He parted ways with Dietz before the end of the 2020 season, leading to his need for a ride in 2021. With the majority of good rides already taken and most teams requiring a driver to bring something to the table, Price-Miller said his dad’s thought was: instead of bringing funding to another team, they should bring it to their own.

Before driving for owners like Bernie Stuebgen­ – who owns the Indy Race Parts team – and Philip Dietz – current crew chief and part-owner of Jason Johnson Racing – Price-Miller ran for his dad up until 2017. With primary sponsorship from Chalkstix and support from a variety of others, Price-Miller is making his dream become a reality himself, piloting his own #19 Sprint Car.

Having spent a year watching Dietz manage his own team, Price-Miller said there was a lot he learned that he can implement in his own team.

“I learned more about the in depths of the team; running the team and behind the scenes stuff,” he said. “Phil was very good with that. Kind of learning how to race with the Outlaws night in and night out. I had always done it here and there. Racing with the 14 team every night with the Outlaws, I learned how hard it is to go up and down the road with these guys every night. It was a big learning curve. I don’t think I’m done learning yet. You learn every day. I definitely think I learned a lot that I can bring to the table this season.”

He’s tapped Grant Boyum as the team’s crew chief. The up and coming crew member has achieved great success with drivers like Aaron Reutzel, helping him earn several victories – including a World of Outlaws win at Perris Auto Speedway – and All Star Circuit of Champions titles.

With him and two other experienced crew members in his corner, Price-Miller is confident he’ll be competitive and be in contention for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year title battle against Reutzel and Brock Zearfoss.

“Definitely would like to win as many races as we can,” Price-Miller said. “But you also have to be realistic. We’d like to win a few races. I think right now I’d like to maintain top-10 in points and take what we can get. We’re not going to push ourselves to do more than what we’re capable of.

“As a team, I think we’re going to be really good. As a team, I don’t think we’re going to show up and always run the Last Chance Showdown and be a field filler. We’re going to be a contender. In the back of my head, I have high expectations for us. But I also have realistic expectations and don’t want to think too high, also.”

The biggest challenge he foresees is being prepared for the full 10-month tour. While he was at every World of Outlaws event last year, the Series was able to only run 54 races due to COVID-19 putting a halt on racing at the beginning of the season. Now, they’ve got to be prepared for a longer, non-stop season. However, it’s nothing they’re going to shy away from.

“It’s way different than just getting prepared for Florida and then having two months off and then go run whenever you want,” Price-Miller said. “Now, we’re got to be 100% ready for the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park and go race 90 times a year and be prepared and ready for anything.

“It’s a new learning curve. We’re all excited for the experience.”

Price-Miller and PPM Racing will kick off their 2021 season Feb. 5-7 at Volusia Speedway Park during the 50th DIRTcar Nationals. For tickets to the event, click here.

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

 

 

LEARNING CURVE: Mason Daniel hoping to make most of knowledge learned in 2020 Danny Lasoski returns as Daniel’s mentor to guide him through another World of Outlaws season

CONCORD, NC – Jan. 13, 2021 – Mason Daniel will enter his sophomore season with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars at Volusia Speedway Park a different driver.

At the beginning of his rookie season last year, Daniel – 19 years old at the time – had only a handful of 410 Sprint Car starts and had yet to run a full tour with mentor and crew chief Danny Lasoski. Now, he knows what he’s gotten himself into.

“When you step up and run with the Outlaws, they’re just the best,” Daniel said. “They’ve been doing it longer than I’ve been alive. It’s just getting up to their speed and earning their respect on the track, being a clean driver. Racing hard and racing clean. I think that’s something I had to get used to; how hard they race each other and how good they are compared to other series. It was a big learning curve. We took our losses, but we’re looking forward to 2021.”

In 54 races, Daniel made 24 Features last year and earned a career-best finish of 11th at Lawton Speedway in September. It wasn’t until about halfway through the season that he began to feel comfortable.

The team made the switch to Eagle Chassis – a chassis Lasoski has had a long history with and a lot of success in – and hit upon adjustments with it that gave Daniel confidence in his cars.

(RELATED: AHEAD OF ITS TIME: THE CAR THAT PUSHED THE LIMITS FOR LASOSKI, SPRINT CAR RACING)

“We found some other stuff that me and Danny found that I like, set up wise, that we’ll hopefully start off the bat with and be competitive,” Daniel said.

“We got rid of everything else that we started the beginning of the season with. This year, we’re starting with how we ended last season.”

The 2021 season will kick off with three days of racing, Feb. 5-7, at Volusia Speedway Park during the 50th DIRTcar Nationals. Daniel made two of the three events at Volusia last year. He finished 15th and 23rd, respectively. However, he has one of the best mentors he can ask for when it comes to learning the tips and tricks of the half-mile speedway.

Lasoski, the 2001 World of Outlaws champion, has 19 wins overall at Volusia – three of them with the Outlaws.

“That place just fit me for some reason,” Lasoski said. “Even when it was locked down it was really good and when it slicked off you had to be really technical. It’s probably one of my favorite three tracks in America.”

Drivers such as Sheldon Haudenschild, Jason Sides and Daryn Pittman helped Daniel throughout his rookie season, he said. But the driver he leaned on the most was always Lasoski. The World of Outlaw champ comes with years of experience and a career of 122 victories – many of which came at tracks still on the current World of Outlaws schedule.

Having that knowledge to pull from at any time gave Daniel confidence going into tracks he never visited, which were the majority of them on the schedule last year. This year, that level of confidence shifts into a new gear. He has the laps and has an idea of what to expect.

With that confidence and growing chemistry with Lasoski, Daniel is hoping for a more competitive season.

“You want to be more competitive than you were the week prior,” Daniel said. “It’s hard sometimes. You get into a slump and have to push through it. We have a good program going into [this] season. I think everyone is excited. Just try to be more competitive than we were last year. That’s all we can do.”

For tickets to the 50th DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, click here.

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

 

 

DIRTVision Launches Platinum FAST PASS Annual Subscription
Knoxville Nationals, World of Outlaws events, DIRTcar Summer Nationals and more included

CONCORD, NC – Jan. 12, 2021 – DIRTVision is excited to present race fans with the new Platinum FAST PASS annual subscription, which includes the Knoxville Nationals and a plethora of live World of Outlaws and DIRTcar events.

For an annual price of just $299, fans will be able to access all World of Outlaws events – both Sprint Cars and Late Models – along with all Super DIRTcar Series events, the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals tours, the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series, weekly racing from Knoxville Raceway, Williams Grove Speedway and Attica Raceway Park, along with the biggest Sprint Car events in Australia.

With the Platinum FAST PASS exclusively, fans will be able to access the Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway live as part of the package.

“DIRTVision is thrilled to offer fans an annual plan that brings them the best dirt racing in the country year-round,” said Jim Chiappelli, DIRTVision general manager. “We’re continuing to enhance fans’ viewing experience in all areas this year, from the production side to fan engagement, and the annual subscription is one of many new and exciting ventures they can expect to see from DIRTVision in 2021.”

Fans will also see the continuation and growth of popular features, such as mesmerizing drone footage and in-depth coverage from pit reporters, which viewers will see on a full-time basis in 2021 for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Series.

You can view the upcoming DIRTVision schedule and sign up for the new Platinum FAST PASS annual subscription now at DIRTVision.com.

 

 

Slick Woody’s Cornhole Company to sponsor World of Outlaws Quick Time Award in 2021
Nearly $15,000 in total will be awarded to Quick Time Award winners between the Sprint Car and Late Model series

CONCORD, NC – Jan. 12, 2021 – After a successful debut with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in 2020, Slick Woody’s Cornhole Company is stepping up its involvement with World of Outlaws in 2021.

Slick Woody’s will sponsor the Quick Time Award for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series next year, awarding $100 to every driver that sets the fastest lap in Qualifying.

With more than 90 races on the Sprint Car tour in 2021 and nearly 60 races planned for the Late Models, Slick Woody’s will be handing out about $15,000 between the two Series in Quick Time Awards.

At the end of the season, the driver who accumulates the most Quick Time Awards in the Sprint Car and Late Model series will receive $3,000 from Slick Woody’s, as well.

“We’re excited to continue and grow our partnership with the World of Outlaws in 2021,” Slick Woody’s Cornhole Company President Danny Evans said. “We had a great experience with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars this year and were overwhelmed by the fan support. With tailgating being such a key prerace activity at every World of Outlaws event, we know this will be a great partnership.”

The company, which sells an array of top-of-the-line tailgating items, such as cornhole boards, games, coolers, Adirondack chairs and more, will also be recognized as the official tailgate partner of the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar.

The first Slick Woody's Cornhole Company Quick Time Award of the year will be handed out this weekend when the World of Outlaws Late Models kicks off its 2021 season Jan. 14-16 during the Sunshine Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park.

For more on Slick Woody’s Cornhole Company, go to SlickWoodys.com.

For the latest news and updates on the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, follow the Series on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and you can also follow the World of Outlaws Late Models on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Drydene (Official Motor Oil), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), iRacing (Official Online Racing Game), Morton Buildings (Official Building), NOS Energy (Official Energy Product), SIS Insurance (Official Insurance Provider) and VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); contingency sponsors include ARP Automotive Racing Products, Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, DART, and KSE Racing Products ; manufacturer sponsors include FireAde, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, and TNT Rescue.

The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings® Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Drydene (Official Motor Oil), E-Z-GO Golf Carts (Official Golf Cart) Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), iRacing (Official Online Racing Game), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), SIS Insurance (Official Insurance Provider) VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: ARP Automotive Racing Products, Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, DART, Penske Racing Shocks, Quarter Master, and Wrisco (Exclusive Racing Aluminum); along with manufacturer sponsors, including: FireAde, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.

 

 

NEW YEAR READY: Jason Sides Looking For Normalcy In 2021
Sides Motorsports will look to field two cars on a part-time schedule again with Tim Kaeding

CONCORD, NC — Jan. 8, 2020 — Jason Sides can’t slow down.

The two-month racing hiatus, due to COVID-19, and shorter schedule last year threw him off his rhythm. Every plan, every move, every mentality was thrown into a blender, leaving crumbs to be reassembled.

When the 90-plus 2021 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series schedule was released, Sides was pleased to see a full slate of racing and a chance to return to “normalcy.”

“Not that it’s a military- or Army-like deal, but with the Outlaws you’re on a set schedule from the beginning of time when the schedule comes out,” Sides said. “You know what you’re doing and where you’re going. When all that happens, it throws a big wrench in the program. When you get back to normal and how the schedule is supposed to be it's simpler.

“The more racing you do, the more everything improves. When you’re off for an extended period of time, not that you forget how to do it, but it’s a little bit off when you get back to it.”

Sides ended the 2020 season with four top-10 finishes and an 11th place finish in the championship standings – two spots better than the year prior.

Along with trying to find a rhythm last year, Sides Motorsports also juggled trying to find crew members for the second half of the year. Sides and long-time crew member Stephen Fairfield parted ways last year, leaving Sides to put together a team of various part-time crew members in each reason.

For the time being, that continues to be his plan for the 2021 season. The search for a full-time crew member is nothing like it once was. Right now, he said he's “winging it.”

“We’ve been looking. It’s getting harder these days,” Sides said. “Years ago, you had guys begging to come out and do the whole Series and want to work. It’s a lot harder these days to find crew guys that want to come out, have a CDL, are interested in it and want to do it. It’s hard to find those guys now.

“That’s why a lot of times I’ll have different people help in different parts of the country. They don’t want to be out all the time, but they want to help. They just can’t be out all the time. A couple of weeks here and there. Different ones help out in different places.”

His biggest need for extra hands is when he brings out a second car, which he still plans to do, at times, this year. Sides’ driver of choice will, again, be Tim Kaeding, who earned three top-10 finishes in 11 starts last year in the #7 Sides Motorsports machine. According to Sides, Kaeding already has a full schedule next year, but they’re still looking to find times for Kaeding to run a second car throughout the season.

Sides admitted that running one car, after having two out the week before, feels like a breeze. It’s not hard for them to run two cars, but it requires more hands and can get hectic in hurry-up situations. However, he said, it’s still beneficial to have a second car. Especially when the second driver is Kaeding – a 21-time World of Outlaws winner.

“I wouldn’t say we drive the same, but he (Kaeding) can tell me when it’s getting slick here for the next Heat Race or something,” Sides said. “Or I can help him out a little bit. Give some pointers about the racetrack. He can go look when I’m getting ready and I can go look when he’s getting ready. It actually helps a lot to run two cars.”

He’s expecting a tougher field of full-time cars with the World of Outlaws this year with the addition of drivers like three-time All Star Circuit of Champions titleholder Aaron Reutzel and PA Posse member Brock Zearfoss, along with the growth of drivers like Sheldon Haudenschild and Jacob Allen. That’s not changing his approach, though. To Sides, he said it just makes him want to run harder and beat all of them.

He’ll try to do so when the 2021 season kicks off Feb. 5-7 at Volusia Speedway Park during the 50th DIRTcar Nationals. He has one win at the half-mile track in 2011.

In general, he’s just looking forward to being able to get back into his normal rhythm of not slowing down.

“I’d just like to get back to racing and back to a normal life,” Sides said.

For tickets to the 50th DIRTcar Nationals, click here.

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

 

 

CHAMPION’S MIND: Brad Sweet Relaxed, Focused In Hunt For Third Championship The two-time defending champion will target wins more than points in 2021 with Kasey Kahne Racing

CONCORD, NC — Dec. 31, 2020 — Points circled Brad Sweet’s mind and formulated his judgment for the past two years. The attempt of a risky move on track was overruled by a cautious calculation that saw a championship as the reward for his efforts.

That mentality worked in 2019 and 2020, giving the Grass Valley, CA driver back-to-back championships. But in 2021, he’s throwing caution to the wind.

With his name now etched in the record books alongside icons like Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Mark Kinser, Donny Schatz and Jason Meyers as a multi-time champion, Sweet isn’t going to let the worry of points get in his way of fighting for wins.

“I feel really good,” Sweet said. “I feel like I’m in a really good place mentally. My life has a good balance. I have a good race team. Kind of in a good place to go out there and enjoy the moment and try to go after wins and not worry about points and things like that where I think we’ve let that control us in the last two years and take some of those wins away that, you know, I was being cautious and making sure that we finish and things like that.

“You really want to take those chances and get the wins. I really feel like next year, with the schedule the Outlaws have put together, and the big money races and a lot of promoters are stepping up and the purses are up, it’s a good opportunity for us to go out there and really show what we can do.”

When the 2021 season kicks off Feb. 5-7 at Volusia Speedway Park during the 50th DIRTcar Nationals, they’ll get to show what they can do at one of Sweet’s best tracks. In 34 Series starts at the half-mile speedway, Sweet has five wins, 16 top-five finishes and 20 top-10s. He hasn’t finished worse than fourth in his last seven starts there and won his second DIRTcar Nationals Big Gator championship in 2020.

“It says a lot about our guys and my race team,” Sweet said. “They bring a really fast car there every year.”

With his KKR team of crew chief Eric Prutzman and crew members Andrew Bowman and Joe Mooney returning for another year together, Sweet stated that gives them an advantage heading into the season opener.

“You can kind of see the teams that haven’t meshed yet or aren’t well prepared,” he said. “The teams that have been together are going to come out of the box a little better. I think that gives us an advantage going to Volusia. I think we can go to Volusia and be just as strong, or maybe stronger.”

Going in with a second champion under his belt has bolstered the team's confidence, too.

When Sweet claimed his first championship in 2019 by four points over 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz – the closest points battle in Series history – he said it was sheer relief. Then, winning his second was validation. Especially with what he had to overcome.

He had four DNFs this year – three in a row. It was the first time since 2013 – before Sweet was full-time – that he had that many DNFs continuously. It cost him the points lead for several weeks, but after his last DNF at Knoxville Raceway, Sweet went on a run of 21 top-10 finishes in the final 24 races of the year. The three finishes outside the top-10 were all 11th – one due to an engine issue.

With that streak and eight wins on the season, Sweet was able to comfortably claim his second title.

He’s confident he and his team have cracked the formula on how to claim their third championship in a row. It starts by focusing on winning in Florida.

“Being a two-time champion, I feel like I know what we need to do to win the points,” Sweet said. “As long as we just keep doing what we’re doing, we feel like we’re the best team out there and we have a lot of confidence going into this season with what we were able to overcome in 2020 and even the year before.”

Get tickets to the Feb. 5-7 50th DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park by clicking here.

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

 

 

WORLD OF OUTLAWS, DIRTcar INVADE BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN APRIL 2021
World of Outlaws Bristol Bash featuring the Late Models and UMP Modifieds will be held April 8-10 and the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown showcasing the famed Sprint Cars and Big Blocks will be held April 22-24

CONCORD, NC — Dec. 22, 2020 — Bristol Motor Speedway’s dirt track will get pushed to its limits in April 2021 when the World of Outlaws returns to unleash its high-horsepower Sprint Cars and Late Models on the famed high banks of The Last Great Colosseum for the first time in nearly two decades.

Thunder Valley will host both World of Outlaws national touring series on two separate weekends during the busy month. On April 8-10, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series will headline the action in the World of Outlaws Bristol Bash, accompanied by the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds. The spectacular World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, long identified as “The Greatest Show on Dirt,” will return to Bristol for the first time since 2001 on the weekend of April 22-24 for the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown, joined by the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds.

“We’re thrilled to again partner with Bristol Motor Speedway to provide four exciting nights of racing with the best Sprint Car, Late Model, Big Block Modified and UMP Modified drivers in the world,” DIRTcar and World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter said. “The Bristol World of Outlaws events from the early 2000s have remained fan favorites to this day and we’re sure fans will once again be enthralled with what each series will have to offer around Thunder Valley in 2021.”

The two races will end two months of historic dirt racing action at BMS, which also is hosting the inaugural Bristol Dirt Nationals March 15-20, and the much-anticipated NASCAR Dirt Racing weekend, March 27-28, which will showcase the Food City Dirt Race in the Cup Series and the Pinty’s Dirt Truck Race for the Camping World Truck Series. The Food City Dirt Race will mark the first time NASCAR Cup Series stock cars will race on a dirt surface in more than 50 years.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars competed at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2000 and 2001, with three-time World of Outlaws champion Sammy Swindell scoring trophies and large paychecks in both events. The return of the ultra-popular motorsports series is one of the signature events that BMS is providing to its fans to amplify the celebration of its milestone 60th anniversary.

“It’s simply been too long since Bristol Motor Speedway has featured the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars,” said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway. “It’s the perfect time for their return during our 60th anniversary celebration in 2021, and we can’t wait for the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown and the World of Outlaws Bristol Bash to hit the dirt high banks at Thunder Valley in April. Both weekends of racing are going to be thrilling and certainly something no true dirt racing fan is going to want to miss.”

New Berlin, IL’s Brandon Sheppard dominated the World of Outlaws Late Model Series in 2020, winning 14 times en route to his third series crown. Other stars of the series include Ricky Weiss, Cade Dillard, Darrell Lanigan and a pair of Tennessee favorites, Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg and Jimmy Owens of Newport. Two-time defending champion Brad Sweet leads the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. The Grass Valley, CA native has piloted his popular #49 Kasey Kahne Racing machine to 58 career victories, including 24 wins in the last two seasons. Sweet’s main rival is one of the most successful World of Outlaws champions in history, Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, who has amassed 10 championship titles and 299 World of Outlaws victories in his storied career – including a win at BMS in 2001. Other drivers to watch in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series include Logan Schuchart, Sheldon Haudenschild and 2019 Knoxville Nationals champion David Gravel. NASCAR Cup Series regular Kyle Larson raced to 12 victories on the circuit last season.

During the World of Outlaws Bristol Bash, practice sessions will be held on Thursday, April 8. Friday and Saturday will feature full racing programs each night consisting of Hot Laps, Qualifying, Heat Races and Last Chance Showdowns, and followed by Feature races for both the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Late Models. A 40-lap Feature race will be held Friday night for the World of Outlaws Late Models with a $10,000 prize to the winner, followed by a 20-lap Feature for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds with a $5,000 payout to the winner. The racing action on Saturday, April 10, will be headlined by a 40-lap World of Outlaws Late Model Feature with $25,000 to the winner, and a 20-lap DIRTcar UMP Modified Feature with a $10,000 prize to the winner.

During the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown, the ultra-fast World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars will have practice sessions on Thursday, April 22. Friday and Saturday will feature full racing programs each night consisting of Hot Laps, Qualifying, Heat Races and Last Chance Showdowns, and followed by Feature races for both the Super DIRTcar Series and World of Outlaws Sprint Cars. A 25-lap Feature race with a $10,000 prize to the winner will be held Friday night for the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, followed by a 40-lap main feature with a $10,000 payout to the winner for the Super DIRTcar Series. The racing action on Saturday, April 24, will be headlined by a 25-lap World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Feature with a $25,000 payout to the winner, and a 40-lap Super DIRTcar Series Feature with a $10,000 prize going to the winner.

Founded in 1961, Bristol Motor Speedway is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2021 and has many exciting things planned during the year to reflect on the great moments that have made the multi-use sports and entertainment destination one of the very best for creating wow moments and cherished memories for fans. Home to epic NASCAR races and other major motorsports events, as well as NFL and college football games, a wide variety of music concerts and other captivating events, Bristol Motor Speedway has shined in the spotlight on many occasions throughout the past six decades.

To make the event as safe as possible for all attendees, BMS is instituting procedures to reduce contact and crowd density as guests and competitors purchase tickets, enter the grounds, enjoy the event and depart the facility. Face coverings will be a required accessory in high-traffic areas inside and outside the stadium for all guests who attend. The “Mask Up” campaign is part of an important initiative by Bristol Motor Speedway that strongly encourages the public to wear face coverings, not only when they are visiting the Speedway, but also when they are out in the surrounding communities as well, and to follow all of the necessary protocols and guidelines to do their part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Spectator tickets for both events will go on sale on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. Ticket prices for both World of Outlaws weekends of racing at BMS include: $30 Thursday; $40 Friday and Saturday; $80 weekend; an upgrade ticket for pit access is $15. Pit passes are $35 for Thursday; $45 on Friday and Saturday and a $90 weekend pit pass. Kids (6-12) tickets are $5 for each day and $10 for the weekend combo ticket. Kids 5 and under are free. Kids (6-12) pit passes are $25 and the kids (6-12) combo pass is $40. Kids 5 and under pit passes are free. For additional Bristol Motor Speedway ticket information, please visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.

About the World of Outlaws
Founded in 1978, the World of Outlaws®, based in Concord, NC, is the premier national touring series for dirt track racing in North America, featuring the most powerful car on dirt, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. Annually, the two series race nearly 140 times at tracks across the United States and Canada. CBS Sports Network is the official broadcast partner of the World of Outlaws. DIRTVIsion® also broadcasts all World of Outlaws events over the Internet to fans around the world. Learn more about the World of Outlaws.

About Bristol Motor Speedway
Forged amid the scenic mountains of Northeast Tennessee near the Virginia state line, Bristol Motor Speedway is The Last Great Colosseum, a versatile multi-use venue that hosts major auto races, football games, concerts and many other captivating events. The facility features a 0.533-mile concrete oval race track with 28-degree corner banking and 650-feet straightaways that offers racing in several NASCAR touring series, highlighted by two major Cup Series weekends and in 2020 the track also served as host of the prestigious NASCAR All-Star Race. While at the track, fans are offered a unique viewing experience courtesy of Colossus TV, the world’s largest outdoor center-hung four-sided video screen with a 540,000-watt audio system. The adjacent quarter-mile dragstrip, Bristol Dragway, offers more than 50 events annually, including the marquee NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. The Thunder Valley Amphitheatre presented by Ballad Health transforms Bristol Dragway into a premier outdoor concert venue for the world’s greatest music performers. Three football games have kicked-off inside the oval, most notably the 2016 Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol, where border rivals the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech met before an NCAA-record crowd of 156,990. In existence since 1961, Bristol Motor Speedway was purchased in 1996 by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., a publicly traded company that is a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. For more information, please visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.

 

 

CONFIDENT CONTENDER: Sheldon Haudenschild Eyes 2021 Championship Hunt
The Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing driver will look to build off a career year, starting at the 2021 DIRTcar Nationals

CONCORD, NC — Dec. 18, 2020 — The final 20 races of the 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season might have teased a new championship contender for 2021.

In those few months, Sheldon Haudenschild claimed the most wins – five of his seven for the year – and, if not for two incidents of bad luck that took him out of the race, he would’ve earned more points in that time span than 2020 champion Brad Sweet.

So, are he and his Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing crew prepared to go after the championship next year?

“Definitely,” Haudenschild said with certainty. “That’s our goal. If we can get going a little sooner in the year and get a lot of races… you know, pretty short season this year. We skipped a lot of tracks I feel like we’re good at. Looking forward to ‘21 and hopefully going to a full schedule and getting all the races in. Just trying to mimic the end of our year and turn it into a full year next year. Hopefully, we can do that.”

While the 2020 season was shorter than intended due to COVID-19, the Wooster, OH native was able to turn it into a career year. In his three previous full-time seasons on the World of Outlaws tour, Haudenschild had collected seven wins and never finished better than seventh in points. He ended this season with seven wins and a fourth-place finish in the championship standings. He also ended the year with a single-season career-high 28 top-five finishes and 239 laps led – second only to Kyle Larson’s 278 laps led.

The 27-year-old credits much of his 2020 success to the reunion of him and crew chief Kyler Ripper. Their chemistry was established years ago when Haudenschild drove his own #93 car and Ripper was the crew chief. A friendship was birthed, along with a healthy working relationship.

With Ripper back by his side, after a few years apart, Haudenschild said he’s having fun on race days again. It’s created a good working environment for the entire team and made a positive impact on their results.

“Chemistry is a big part of it,” Haudenschild said. “When we show up to the track, we have a really good race car and a guy who only thinks about it. Ripper has done a really good job of that and communicates with me really well and lets me know what is going on. I’m able to tell him what I feel in a good way and we’re able to hash things out and get it figured out for the better.”

With the crew he has now, made up of Ripper, Nickolas Goodfleisch and Drew Brenner, Haudenschild said he’s able to enter each race confident he has a good handling car. It’s a key component to his mentality of being able to run the car as hard as he needs.

He’s watched 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz and two-time Series champion Brad Sweet benefit from that confidence for years. Now, he said he and his SJM Racing team are looking to mimic what the championship teams have done in their own way.

To be a champion Haudenschild knows it’s about having a strong season year-round. Not just in the last 20 races.

“Obviously, if you can win one in Florida (at Volusia Speedway Park during the season-opening DIRTcar Nationals) that helps to get the year going,” Haudenschild said. “A lot of times I feel like if I can get through Florida consistently and feel good with my race car and then head out west, I feel like there’s no doubt in my mind we can be right there. Anything can happen out west. I feel like I have a lot of strong tracks out there. I feel like our confidence will be good going out west with me and Ripper.”

Haudenschild picked up his first career World of Outlaws win at Volusia Speedway Park in 2018. Last year, he finished 11th, eighth and fourth, respectively, in the three season-opening races. He and the rest of the stars of the World of Outlaws will kick off the 2021 season Feb. 5-7 at the half-mile Florida track during the 50th DIRTcar Nationals.

With a career year behind him, Haudenschild is confident he and his NOS Energy Drink-backed team can hit the ground running at Volusia and contend for the 2021 championship.

“There’s no doubt in any of our minds that that’s where we can be and that’s what we’ll strive for,” he said. “I think as long as we’re winning races and stay consistent there’s no reason we can’t be there at the end of the year.”

For tickets to the Feb. 5-7 50th DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, click here.

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

 

 

TURNING 50: Sprint Cars Continue Key Role In DIRTcar Nationals History
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars headline the Feb. 2-7 Sprint Week during the 50th DIRTcar Nationals

BARBERVILLE, FL — Dec. 15, 2020 — While Sprint Cars didn’t grace Volusia Speedway Park until 1981, they had a key role in the growth of the Florida track and a strong presence during the 50 years of the DIRTcar Nationals.

The speedway started life as a sandy quarter-mile track in Barberville, FL, before Benny Corbin, a Sprint Car driver with a love for dirt racing, saw the potential for something greater.

Corbin, a Korean War veteran who became known as “the father of short-track racing in Volusia County,” purchased the property in 1968 and birthed Barberville Speedway. The track went through multiple transformations under his ownership from 1968 to 1982, including the track’s expansion to its current half-mile configuration. And over time its name went from Barberville Speedway to Volusia County Speedway and then to its current title Volusia Speedway Park.

His passion for the sport led to the creation of big events like the DIRTcar Nationals and his love for Sprint Cars made it inevitable the open-wheel machines would eventually turn laps around his track.

That became a reality for the first time on Feb. 9, 1981, when the World of Outlaws became the first series to bring Sprint Cars to Volusia. Doug Wolfgang conquered the event, holding off “The King” Steve Kinser for the win.

The Series didn’t return to Volusia until 2005 after that, but Sprint Car racing stayed vibrant with the All Star Circuit of Champions making its debut in 1983. The regional touring Series ran at the speedway from 1983 to 1991 before taking a three-year break.

In the All Star’s first decade, Kenny Jacobs won the first event at the track on Feb. 15, 1983, and claimed another in 1989. Steve Kinser won his first race at the speedway in 1984 and Wolfgang became the first repeat winner at the track in 1987.

Jacobs, Bobby Davis, Jr. and 2001 World of Outlaws champion Danny Lasoski won twice at the track during that period – the start to Lasoski’s Florida dominance.

The All Stars returned to the track in 1995 and ran there until 2003 before taking another year off. Dave Blaney, who won the World of Outlaws championship in 1995, won the first race back. Lasoski continued his winning ways, claiming two victories there with the All Stars that year, as well.

In the All Star’s 37 events at Volusia between 1995 and 2003, Lasoski won 12 of them. That time period also saw drivers such as Jac Haudenschild, Joey Saldana, Craig Dollansky, Lance Dewease, Kasey Kahne and Jason Johnson pick up their first win at the track.

Sprint Car racing returned to the track in full force in 2005 with the World of Outlaws and All Stars competing at the Florida venue during the same week, as they'll continue to do so in February. The All Stars were absent in 2013, but the World of Outlaws have competed at Volusia Speedway Park every year since their return in 2005.

Lasoski won five races at the track in that 16-year period and racked up 19 wins in total – between the All Stars and World of Outlaws. In 2000, while driving for Tony Stewart, Lasoski won all four events at Volusia in a unique chassis designed by Jerry Russell, from Eagle Chassis, and himself, which was outlawed after that week due to its radical design.

“That place just fit me for some reason,” Lasoski said about Volusia Speedway Park. “Even when it was locked down it was really good and when it slicked off you had to be really technical. It’s probably one of my favorite three tracks in America.

“Just racing there, in general, was fun. From the ‘90s up until now, obviously, the track prep now is so superior than what it used to be because of the equipment, but even back in the day they would give us a top and a bottom and we’d put on a great show every year we went down there.”

The only driver to best Lasoski’s record is 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, who currently has 22 victories in total at Volusia Speedway Park. His most recent victory at the track came during the World of Outlaws 2020 season-opener during the DIRTcar Nationals. A win during the DIRTcar Nationals in 2021 would mark Schatz’s 300th career World of Outlaws victory.

Drivers such as Dollansky, Saldana, 2013 World of Outlaws champion Daryn Pittman and two-time World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet also emerged as continuous Volusia winners. All four have claimed DIRTcar Nationals championships, as well.

For many years, DIRTcar Nationals winners were awarded a golden eagle, but the Florida event took on a new life when the trophy switch to a golden gator in 2012, and the DIRTcar Nationals champion was award the “Big Gator” trophy. Since then, the Sprint Car Big Gator champions have included:

–Sammy Swindell (2012)
–Daryn Pittman (2013, 2015 & 2019)
–Paul McMahan (2014)
–Brad Sweet (2016 & 2020)
–David Gravel (2017)
–Donny Schatz (2018)

“For whatever reason, it’s definitely one of my best tracks,” said Sweet, who has seven wins in total at Volusia. “We’ve definitely struggled there in the past here and there. I think it says a lot about our guys and our race team that they bring a really fast car there every year. It’s the first week of the season and you can see the teams that haven’t meshed yet or aren’t as well prepared and the teams that have been together are going to come out of the box a little stronger. That’s going to give us an advantage. And for whatever reason, it’s been a good racetrack for me.”

For the 50th DIRTcar Nationals in 2021, the All Star Circuit of Champions will run on Feb. 3-4 and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will run Feb. 5-7.

The half-mile track has produced thrilling races each year and set the stage for epic championship battles. Schatz, Sweet and Logan Schuchart won the three season-opening races for the World of Outlaws during the 2020 DIRTcar Nationals and ended the season as the top three drivers in points.

While the Sprint Cars didn’t grace Volusia Speedway Park until 1981, they’ve continued to be one of the most exciting parts of the DIRTcar Nationals every year since.

For tickets to the Feb. 2-13 50th DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, click here.

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

PREVIOUS WORLD OF OUTLAWS VOLUSIA WINNERS
February 9th, 2020 — Logan Schuchart
February 8th, 2020 — Brad Sweet
February 7th, 2020 — Donny Schatz
February 9th, 2019 — Daryn Pittman
February 8th, 2019 — Daryn Pittman
February 11th, 2018 — Donny Schatz
February 10th, 2018 — Donny Schatz
February 9th, 2018 — Sheldon Haudenschild
February 19th, 2017 — Donny Schatz
February 19th, 2017 — Donny Schatz
February 17th, 2017 — Jason Johnson
February 14th, 2016 — Brad Sweet
February 13th, 2016 — Donny Schatz
February 12th, 2016 — Brad Sweet
February 15th, 2015 — Brad Sweet
February 14th, 2015 — Donny Schatz
February 13th, 2015 — Daryn Pittman
February 16th, 2014 — Steve Kinser
February 15th, 2014 — Donny Schatz
February 14th, 2014 — Brad Sweet
February 17th, 2013 — Danny Lasoski
February 16th, 2013 — Terry McCarl
February 15th, 2013 — Daryn Pittman
February 19th, 2012 — Donny Schatz
February 19th, 2012 — Craig Dollansky
February 18th, 2012 — Danny Lasoski
February 13th, 2011 — Jason Sides
February 12th, 2011 — Steve Kinser
February 11th, 2011 — Steve Kinser
February 7th, 2010 — Steve Kinser
February 6th, 2010 — Donny Schatz
February 8th, 2009 — Donny Schatz
February 7th, 2009 — Joey Saldana
February 6th, 2009 — Donny Schatz
February 10th, 2008 — Danny Lasoski
February 9th, 2008 — Jason Meyers
February 8th, 2008 — Craig Dollansky
February 11, 2007 — Daryn Pittman
February 10th, 2007 — Kerry Madsen
February 9th, 2007 — Donny Schatz
February 10th, 2006 — Joey Saldana
February 9th, 2006 — Chad Kemenah
February 13th, 2005 — Steve Kinser
February 11th, 2005 — Jeff Shepard
February 9th, 1981 — Doug Wolfgang

PREVIOUS ALL STAR VOLUSIA WINNERS
February 6th, 2020 — Aaron Reutzel
February 5th, 2020 — Brad Sweet
February 7th, 2019 — Brad Sweet
February 6th, 2019 — Shane Stewart
February 8th, 2018 — Donny Schatz
February 7th, 2018 — Donny Schatz
February 16th, 2017 — David Gravel
February 15th, 2017 — Donny Schatz
February 11th, 2016 — Donny Schatz
February 10th, 2016 — Dave Blaney
February 12th, 2015 — Daryn Pittman
February 11th, 2015 — Greg Hodnett
February 13th, 2014 — Joey Saldana
February 16th, 2012 — Craig Dollansky
February 15th, 2012 — Danny Lasoski
February 10th, 2011 — Sammy Swindell
February 9th, 2011 — Sammy Swindell
February 4th, 2010 — Joey Saldana
February 3rd, 2010 — Craig Dollansky
February 5th, 2009 — Stevie Smith
February 4th, 2009 — Donny Schatz
February 3rd, 2009 — Donny Schatz
February 7th, 2008 — Donny Schatz
February 6th, 2008 — Wayne Johnson
February 5th, 2008 — Donny Schatz
February 8th, 2007 — Tim Kaeding
February 7th, 2007 — Jason Solwold
February 6th, 2007 — Joey Saldana
February 8th, 2006 — Donny Schatz
February 7th, 2006 — Danny Lasoski
February 10th, 2005 — Kraig Kinser
February 9th, 2005 — Fred Rahmer
February 8th, 2005 — Terry McCarl
February 8th, 2003 — Lance Dewease
February 7th, 2003 — Jason Johnson
February 6th, 2003 — Joey Saldana
February 10th, 2002 — Kasey Kahne
February 9th, 2002 — Danny Lasoski
February 8th, 2002 — Lance Dewease
February 11th, 2001 — Danny Lasoski
February 10th, 2001 — Craig Dollansky
February 9th, 2001 — Joey Saldana
February 8th, 2001 — Dale Blaney
February 13th, 2000 — Danny Lasoski
February 12th, 2000 — Danny Lasoski
February 11th, 2000 — Danny Lasoski
February 10th, 2000 — Danny Lasoski
February 7th, 1999 — Frankie Kerr
February 6th, 1999 — Billy Pauch
February 5th, 1999 — Kevin Gobrecht
February 4th, 1999 — Greg Hodnett
February 8th, 1998 — Kenny Jacobs
February 7th, 1998 — Danny Lasoski
February 5th, 1998 — Danny Lasoski
February 4th, 1998 — Danny Lasoski
February 9th, 1997 — Dale Blaney
February 8th, 1997 — Gary Wright
February 7th, 1997 — Gary Wright
February 6th, 1997 — Gary Wright
February 5th, 1997 — Terry McCarl
February 11th, 1996 — Jeff Shepard
February 10th, 1996 — Danny Lasoski
February 9th, 1996 — Dale Blaney
February 8th, 1996 — Dale Blaney
February 7th, 1996 — Dave Blaney
February 12th, 1995 — Danny Lasoski
February 11th, 1995 — Danny Lasoski
February 10th, 1995 — Jac Haudenschild
February 9th, 1995 — Keith Kauffman
February 8th, 1995 — Dave Blaney
February 8th, 1991 — Robbie Stanley
February 6th, 1991 — Keith Kauffman
February 9th, 1990 — Robbie Stanley
February 9th, 1990 — Joey Allen
February 7th, 1990 — Rocky Hodges
February 12th, 1989 — Kenny Jacobs
February 11th, 1989 — Frankie Kerr
February 10th, 1989 — Keith Kauffman
February 9th, 1989 — Steve Stambaugh
February 8th, 1989 — Bobby Davis, Jr.
February 7th, 1988 — Danny Lasoski
February 6th, 1988 — Rocky Hodges
February 5th, 1988 — Jimmy Sills
February 4th, 1988 — Danny Lasoski
February 3rd, 1988 — Rocky Hodges
February 1st, 1987 — Doug Wolfgang
January 31st, 1987 — Bobby Davis, Jr.
February 15th, 1984 — Tim Green
February 14th, 1984 — Steve Kinser
February 15th, 1983 — Kenny Jacobs

 

 

NEXT STEP: Jacob Allen Aiming For Next Level Success In 2021
The Shark Racing driver looks to build off a successful 2020 season

CONCORD, NC — Dec. 11, 2020 — Jacob Allen meandered his way to the group of drivers waiting to take part in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash draw at Huset’s Speedway. Upon joining them, Kyle Larson turned to Allen and asked, “Have you made every Dash? I feel like I always see you here.” To which Allen responded with his iconic enthusiastic smile and chuckle.
He made about half the Dashes in a career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season, which saw the Hanover, PA, driver claim his first Series win after 358 starts. He also added single-season career highs of 18 top-10s, 79 laps led, and an eighth-place finish in points.

This offseason, he’s focused on entering next year prepared to build off that success when the 2021 season kicks off Feb. 5-7 at Volusia Speedway Park for the 50th DIRTcar Nationals.

“I think I’ll have a great year,” Allen said. “I had a lot of fun this season. I feel good about myself. I look back at all the years on the road and see where I’ve slacked in some ways. I just feel focused and feel determined to do a lot better all the time. Whatever that brings me, it is what it’ll be. I want to put myself in those good positions continuously. I don’t want to be on a stretch of only 10 races that you’re doing good. I want to be in the same caliber of like Sheldon (Haudenschild) and Logan (Schuchart) and being there all the time.”

Since joining the tour full-time in 2014, the question everyone asked, and the question he asked himself, was, “when will the first win come?” Over time, to Allen, that question went from “when” to “if,” even doubting his interest in racing. But with a self-improved attitude and new level of focus this year, he negated the question by winning at Dodge City Raceway Park.

Now, the question is “what’s next?”

“Definitely more wins and try to be more consistent, being in the top-five,” Allen said about his 2021 expectations. “I don’t really ever think about goals. Obviously, I want to finish as high as I can in points. I guess I’m just trying to build off this season.”

This year he established new habits to help better himself. At the track, he focused more on taking notes and watching the track to improve his setups, and off the track he focused on taking care of himself, working out more, and staying mentally positive.

During the off-season, he spends his mornings working out, his days at the shop with the Shark Racing crew, getting cars ready for next season, and his evenings digging through the DIRTVision Vault, studying previous races and those who had success at them.

“I think if you start watching them continuously, you start to pick up on things and see things those people you’re watching do differently than other people and you can learn a lot from it,” Allen said.

Along with Allen improving himself as a driver, Shark Racing, with continued support from Drydene, continues to grow as a team. His Hall of Fame father, and car owner, Bobby Allen said the team is now at a point where Allen and teammate Logan Schuchart can have equal motor packages year-round.

“When we pull into a racetrack, I don’t think anyone has better motors than we do,” said Bobby Allen, who gets his motors from Newman’s Racing Engines. “And it wasn’t that way until this year. We had good motors, but you could run them part of the year, maybe three-quarters of the way. This year and next year we can be even with anybody at any given time. Logan and Jacob both.”

With confidence and power behind him, Allen is ready to go after another career season in 2021.

“I learned so much this year and I feel like I have a lot to build on,” Allen said. “I think I’m taking all the right steps to have an even better season. I’m excited for it. I’m focused and really looking forward to racing again.”

For tickets to the Feb. 5-7 50th DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, click here.

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

 

 

ROOKIE NO MORE: Wayne Johnson Excited For 2021 After Finding Year-long Issue The 2020 Rookie of the Year has found a new abundance of confidence for his Sophomore season

CONCORD, NC — Dec. 9, 2020 — Wayne Johnson ended the 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season rejuvenated and eager to start 2021.

The Oklahoma-native won the 2020 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award – becoming the 38th driver in the history of the Series to win it – but that’s not what excites him most.

With two races remaining at the end of the 2020 season, Johnson, who struggled to find speed for the majority of the year, discovered the Jacobs Ladder mounts on the chassis he’d used for the past year and a half were off. Once fixed, Johnson said “the warm and fuzzy feeling” he’d been searching for all year with his car was finally there.

“Shane Stewart drove the car that night (at Cedar Lake Speedway) and said something was wrong with it,” Johnson said. “We could never put our finger on it. Once I figured it out, the car really drove good at Kokomo and then at Charlotte.

“I brought (veteran crew chief) Rob Hart in to help me. I kept blaming it on the tires. Just couldn’t figure it out. The week from Pennsylvania to Kokomo, we came home, I gave the boys a couple of days off and I took the car apart myself and got to measuring. Some Jacobs Ladder mounts were off and that’s not something you usually check anymore because the car builders have that in check. Anyway, found some stuff that was wrong, fixed them, and found speed.”

While the fix was worth celebrating, it also presented an issue. The majority of notes recorded by Johnson and the Two-C Racing team throughout their first full-time World of Outlaws season became irrelevant. Now, they’ll have to start from scratch, again, in 2021.

However, that hasn’t diminished Johnson’s newfound confidence in his cars and himself.

“I was starting to doubt myself. I really was,” Johnson said. “Did you forget how to do this? Then, I felt so much better in the car. But I had beat myself up the whole season. I didn’t come into this thing thinking we were going to win a championship or 25 races or anything like that. I just felt like if we came in to be competitive and start building off of that, at some point the stars would align and everything would work out; we could win a race. We weren’t even in the hunt. There was a lot of turmoil in the team. We just thought we were going to be better. I think next year, right out of the gate, we’ll be better.”

Johnson ended his rookie season with one top-10 and a 12th-place finish in points. And while Johnson, at 49 years old, was a rookie for running his first full-time season with the Series, he entered the year with 152 World of Outlaws starts. Because of that, he never thought of himself as a rookie and didn’t think much of trying to win the Rookie of the Year title. He’d even stated he’d like to tie for the honor with his rookie competitor Mason Daniel and have the tiebreaker go to Daniel.

But once the season ended, and Johnson received his Rookie of the Year Award, his outlook on winning the title changed. Along with his name, every Rookie of the Year winner – such as 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, two-time and defending champion Brad Sweet and two-time champion Mark Kinser – grace the plaque.

“After seeing all the names on the list and just thinking about Kevin Gobrecht, you know, losing his life to the sport that we love, it kind of hit home then and I really thought, “You better cherish this and take this in as a moment,” Johnson said. “There’s not a lot of guys on that list. It meant more after I really sat down and thought about it. Before then, I was just trying to get going and get the results that we needed or felt like we wanted and try to be better. Never really thought about the rookie thing until the day of the banquet and they handed me that plaque and I started reading it. It was like, “Wow, this is pretty cool.”

One of Johnson's biggest takeaways from his rookie season is learning to manage the long schedule, which nearly doubles for 2021 as the Series looks to return to a normal 90-plus race season. Not only was he and the team traveling to new places they had never been, but they also had to learn to live with each other for about 10 months straight.

(RELATED: 2021 Schedule: Huge Payouts, New Venues, Iconic Events Highlight 2021 World of Outlaws Season)

Johnson compared living on the road with his crew like marriage and admitted there was tension within the group at times, especially when they were running bad.

“You all have to live in the same spaces and travel together,” he said. “Honestly, that’s been the biggest hurdle. We’ve always done that on a smaller scale, running the 360s (Sprint Cars). Everybody’s emotions have been masked with everything going on this year, too. I think the biggest thing for me is that. Is making sure the team is functioning together and working as a team and knowing just how tough it is now. I knew it was tough, but I thought going into 2020 that we could be competitive and run upfront. It opened my eyes that we had a whole lot of work to do to get better.”

The team brought in a couple of crew chiefs throughout the year, which helped take some burden off of Johnson, who was making the calls on what to change with the car, but also showed him that he knew what he was doing. They also caused a bit of stress within the team, he said, as the chemistry wasn’t there.

Johnson won’t have an official crew chief for 2021 but said crew member John Ivey will have an expanded role. He’s worked with Johnson since 1998 and returned to working on a car full-time for the first time in 20 years this season.

He’ll start the 2021 season Feb. 5-7 at Volusia Speedway Park for the 50th DIRTcar Nationals with the same car he ended the 2020 season with but will have three brand new cars waiting to guide him through his Sophomore year. And while there is still a lot for him and the Two-C Racing team to learn, Johnson is confident they’ll be at the competitive level they expected to be this year.

“Do I feel like we can come out and run for a championship? Probably not,” Johnson said. “But we can definitely come in and be competitive where we just weren’t competitive this year. It stems from the stuff we had wrong. As a driver, I feel like I can get the job done. Todd and Kelly (Carlile, owners of Two-C Racing) have given me all the equipment to do it.”

For tickets to the Feb. 5-7 50th DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, click here.

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

 

 

NEW OPPORTUNITY PART II: Carson Macedo Eager To Grow With JJR
The 2019 Rookie of the Year joins Jason Johnson Racing for his third full-time season with the World of Outlaws

CONCORD, NC — Dec. 3, 2020 — The first time Carson Macedo sat behind the wheel of the Jason Johnson Racing #41 car it was a match. They were ideal dancing partners. The chemistry resulted in a win during his debut race with the team at the 2018 360 Knoxville Nationals.

Three years later, he’s hoping that chemistry is still there when he rejoins JJR in 2021 for his third full-time season with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

“I feel like there’s definitely the potential,” Macedo said. “The last couple of years I feel like I’ve learned a lot at [Kyle Larson Racing] and bettered myself as a driver. I think Phil (Dietz, crew chief and co-owner of JJR) has gotten to work with David (Gravel) for the past couple of years and I think David is extremely good. One of the best on the Outlaw tour. He brings awesome experience to the table, as well. I think him and Phil have made the 41 operation even better over the last couple of years. I feel like we’re both in a better spot than we were a few years ago when we worked together and I’m excited to get the opportunity to show what we can do together.”

The 2019 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, from Lemoore, CA, spent his first two years on the tour driving for Kyle Larson Racing – which shut down at the end of the 2020 season. In that time, he won five races – he has six Series wins in total – and finished inside the top-five in points both years.

While his 2020 stats don’t trump his rookie year numbers – one win this season versus four last year – the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Series to run about 20 fewer events than in 2019 and never make it to the West Coast where Macedo thrives. Either a curse or blessing in disguise, the 2020 season took the Series mainly through the Midwest and Pennsylvania area where Macedo had struggled.

In 10 Series starts at Pennsylvania tracks in 2019, Macedo earned one top-10. In nine PA starts this season, Macedo earned one top-five and six top-10s. He also won the season-opening track event at Williams Grove Speedway – a victory he considers to be one of his biggest feats.

“I feel like if you look at the season as a whole, even though we didn’t win as many races, we were a lot more consistent and improved with our race car and with myself as a driver on tracks we struggled at before,” Macedo said. “That makes me excited to go into next year with more experience and more confidence.”

He’s also excited to reunite with Dietz. The two had good chemistry when they teamed up in 2018 and remained friends ever since.

“Personality-wise, I think he’s a great guy,” Dietz said about Macedo. “Very easy to get along with. I feel like his driving style is a lot like Jason’s (Johnson) style. It made it a lot easier to watch the car and tell what changes it needed in order to get a better balance and make it faster.”

Macedo mainly worked with Joe Gaerte as his crew chief for the last four years, first driving Gaerte’s own #3G car in 2017. The duo ran a handful of World of Outlaws events in 2017 and 2018. Then, when Macedo was tapped to drive for KLR in 2019, Larson kept the Macedo-Gaerte pairing together.

It’s hard for Macedo to compare Gaerte and Dietz, citing their both good mechanics. The biggest difference, he said, is Dietz, 36, is closer to Macedo’s age (24) than Gaerte, 54.

“Phil is a little bit of a younger guy and is probably a little more interested in all the things I do outside of the races, too,” Macedo said. “Phil and I, even though we haven’t been on the same team, have stayed really close. We’ve always been really good buddies since I drove the car in 2018. They’re both really good mechanics. I’ve been fortunate my whole career to work with really good mechanics.

“Only really had a few (crew chiefs) in my experience so far, you know. Paul Baines when I worked out in California and I worked with the Linder family for about a year. Then Joe and then Phil. That’s pretty much it. I think, although they’re both really good mechanics, it does get me really excited to be involved with a mechanic that is closer to my age range and I feel like our connection outside of the races is really strong, as well. I think that is really important to be able to build a successful team. You have to be able to have that good relationship whether you’re at the racetrack or not.”

JJR has become one of the top teams in the Series. It has two Knoxville Nationals victories – in 2016 with Jason Johnson and 2019 with David Gravel – and was in contention for the 2020 team championship before settling for a second-place finish in the points. Dietz said he believes the team has the potential to be a championship contender in 2021. Macedo has studied what it takes to make that happen in his two years on the tour.

“The hardest part about the World of Outlaws is putting the entire season together,” Macedo said. “I use my rookie year as an example. We had a pretty good Vegas and California – I grew up there. We won in California. Then went to Devil’s Bowl and went from Devil’s Bowl to Eldora. We were in the top-five both nights at Eldora. We were extremely competitive. We left there and I said to Trey, our car chief, I said “I think we can run top three in points in our first year,” I was that confident.

“Then we went to PA and Charlotte and after that were seventh in points. My confidence was super low. And we struggled for a few weeks after that. The biggest thing I learned is, in order to one day be a World of Outlaws champion, you have to be what Brad (Sweet, two-time and defending champion) and Donny (Schatz, 10-time Series champion) and Logan (Schuchart) and those guys are doing where they’re bad nights are seventh. It’s putting together a consistent season at 90 racetracks across the country. I don’t think people realize how hard that is to do.”

Macedo wouldn’t say just yet if he thinks he’ll be able to do that next year with JJR but is confident they have the ability to. Where he’s the weakest, JJR is strong. And where JJR has faults, Macedo shines. It’s a combination he’s excited to put on the track, starting Feb. 5-7 at Volusia Speedway Park for the 50th DIRTcar Nationals.

“I think they can bring a lot of strengths for me as a driver,” Macedo said. “And on the flip side of that, talking with Phil, he feels like California and places like that, places where I’ve excelled at and they maybe have not done quite as well, I can help out and bring some insight on my end. Obviously, Phil, and their program, is incredibly good and I’m sure that they’ll elevate me as a drive tremendously. I think there’s potential there to put together an entire season. I know for myself and Phil, all of the guys at JJR and everyone that’s a sponsor, will be working their hardest to make that happen.”

When he sits behind the wheel of the #41 car again, he’ll look for there still to be that perfect match.

For tickets to the 50th DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, click here.

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

 

 

NEW OPPORTUNITY PART I: Philip Dietz Relishes Owner, Crew Chief Role For 2021 The two-time World of Outlaws Crew Chief of the Year will be taking on a bigger role with Jason Johnson Racing

CONCORD, NC — Dec. 2, 2020 — Philip Dietz looks natural in the most challenging situations.

He enjoys it.

Serving as the crew chief for two cars, owning one of them, working with three drivers and winning with all three this year earned him his second World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Crew Chief of the Year Award – his first came in 2016 while working with Jason Johnson.

“It did get really busy for all of us to manage both teams, but it was a lot of fun,” said Dietz, who was crew chief for Jason Johnson Racing’s #41 car and his own Dietz Motorsports #14 car. “I really enjoyed it. I like new challenges and that was certainly one of them. It was a lot of fun for me.”

Next year, he’ll face a new challenge that he’s dreamed of. He and his wife, Brooke, have taken co-ownership of Jason Johnson Racing, while Bobbi Johnson takes a step back to spend more time home with her son Jaxx. Dietz will remain crew chief of the #41 car, which will run full-time with Carson Macedo.

“I’m very excited for it,” Dietz said. “It’s been a goal of mine, a dream of mine, to own a Sprint Car team one day. I never really anticipated it to be this big; to own a World of Outlaws team. It is certainly an honor. Two years ago, we were really uncertain of the direction of JJR, whether it would be a one-year deal, multi-year deal, we were just kind of taking it one year at a time and doing what was right for everyone.

“Obviously, it takes a lot of sponsorship to make it happen. If you can’t put all of those pieces together, it is impossible to go out and keep it going on a full-time basis. That was really tough for us. Obviously, with Bobbi, and with Jaxx in school now, we knew there was going to come a day when she couldn’t travel as much and want to scale back and be home and be a mom. And Jaxx is at that age now where he’s getting more involved in sports. It’s really important for her to be here (in Missouri) and be involved in all of that stuff.”

Dietz will be responsible for directing all the daily racing operations, strategy and sponsorship partner relations at JJR. Johnson will focus on operating the merchandise side of the business.

Running Dietz Motorsports this year and previous lessons learned from his late-cousin, Jason Johnson, have helped prepare Dietz for his new leadership role at JJR.

“I’ve learned a lot from the marketing side, dealing with sponsors, balancing a checkbook and making sure we have all of the parts needed to go out and be competitive,” Dietz said. “From that standpoint, it has taught me a lot of new things. I was involved with Jason and Jason Johnson Racing in previous years. He did teach me a lot of things and shared a lot of information. So, when I went into it, I wasn’t blindsided. I kind of knew a little bit about the business and understood the business. Certainly, a challenge to go out and do it on my own.”

He proved this mastery of juggling many items at a time without fear this year. Before the COVID-19 pandemic rocked the racing world, Dietz had planned on only running his Dietz Motorsports team on a part-time basis. But after a two-month break, he decided to run the team every weekend, doubling his crew chief responsibilities for about all 54 events.

That still resulted in Dietz getting his first win as a car owner with Parker Price-Miller at 34 Raceway, picking up seven wins with David Gravel driving the JJR #41 car, one win with Shane Stewart driving for JJR and running for the team championship with JJR before settling for a runner-up finish.

A notebook helped keep his changes and ideas organized, and his crew on both teams never missed a beat, but Dietz admitted 2020 was “pretty crazy to be honest.”

“The biggest thing was just keeping up with both cars,” Dietz said. “I guess just the work load itself in a timely manner. On an average night, it wasn’t that bad. There were certain situations throughout the year, I know Dodge City, Kansas (Dodge City Raceway Park) is one that sticks out where the show was rushed a little quicker than normal. There was no [Last Chance Showdown]. That night was a little hectic. It made it tough to keep up with both cars and make the changes we needed to make with both of them and make them better for the Feature.”

One of the easiest parts of the challenge was meshing with each driver's personality, he said. Dietz already had a full year under his belt with David Gravel – who started driving for JJR in 2019 – and was able to work well with Price-Miller and Shane Stewart – who won in his debut driving the JJR #41.

“Overall, I felt like it went really smoothly,” Dietz said. “As far as working with drivers, I felt like that worked out really well. David and I already had a system down where he would come in and give me his feedback and I could make adjustments fairly quickly. For that to remain the same and bring on the challenge of working with a second driver with Parker, that kind of made it tricky. But Parker did a job good. I really enjoyed working with him. Excellent driver. Gave great feedback. It wasn’t so much the personalities or the feedback from drivers that made it tricky. It was more of a time issue, trying to make sure we had everything done for when that eight-minute horn blew.”

Next year, he’ll reunite with 2019 World of Outlaws Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year winner Carson Macedo. The duo won in their debut together during the second night of the 2018 360 Knoxville Nationals. Macedo, of Lemoore, CA, ran six World of Outlaws events for JJR that year, filling in for Jason Johnson who died earlier in the year. His best finish with the team was a fourth-place run at Eldora Speedway.

“I’m lucky to be able to land on my feet with Phil and Bobbi and the whole JJR team,” said Macedo, who lost his ride with Kyle Larson Racing, which closed at the end of the season. “I think they’re a very well put together organization. They’ve worked really hard over time to build a really good package during the few years they’ve been on the Outlaw tour. I’m excited to be a part of another good opportunity.”

To Dietz, Macedo’s driving style is like Johnson’s, which made it easier for him to watch the car and have a good idea of what needed to be changed to make it better. He said he’s excited to work with Macedo again and believes that JJR can carry the moment from this year into 2021 and be a championship-contending team.

“What’s nice, both of my (crew) guys, Clyde and Nate, they committed to staying on next season, so I think that’s going to make this go a lot smoother during the offseason, in terms of building cars and getting everything prepared,” Dietz said. “On top of that, we’re bringing in a driver like Carson Macedo, who already knows what to expect from me and I know what to expect from him. I feel like we’re going to jell really quickly. We’re going to keep working away, working hard at it. I feel like the key to success is preparation and I feel very confident with everything we have going on and for next season. I feel like we’re going to roll into the first race and probably be more prepared than we have been in previous years, so I’m really excited for that.”

(In PART II, we’ll explore what Carson Macedo learned during his time driving for Kyle Larson and what his expectations are with JJR for 2021.)

The team’s first race of the 2021 season will be at Volusia Speedway Park during the 50th DIRTcar Nationals. For tickets, click here.

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

 

 

2021 SCHEDULE: Huge Payouts, New Venues, Iconic Events Highlight 2021 World of Outlaws Season WORLD OF OUTLAWS NOS ENERGY DRINK SPRINT CARS WILL TOUR MORE THAN HALF OF THE UNITED STATES IN ITS 90-PLUS RACE SCHEDULE

CONCORD, NC — Nov. 25, 2021 — The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is bringing a 90-plus schedule across 27 states with game-changing purses at stake in 2021.

Key to next season is the revitalization of a full slate of crown jewel events, including the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals with a potential $200,000 to the winner; TWO Kings Royals each paying $175,000 to win from an $800,000 purse; an additional $100,000 on the line for the Jackson Nationals if the same driver wins the Huset’s 50 ahead of Jackson; and the historic Williams Grove National Open with $75,000 to the winner from an enhanced payout through the field.

“We have set the stage for an incredible 2021 season,” World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter said. “The teams will be racing for unprecedented purses in the recent history of the sport, we’ll be back to racing coast-to-coast, celebrating the 50th annual DIRTcar Nationals, the 60th annual Knoxville Nationals, two Kings Royals, a stellar Jackson Nationals with big-money incentives, and we still have a few more surprises to reveal this winter. We’re definitely looking forward to kicking off a huge new season in February.”

The Series will make its inaugural appearances at four tracks in 2021 and return to several iconic venues in the upcoming epic new season, which will kick off Feb. 5-7 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL for the 50th DIRTcar Nationals, and run into November when it wraps up with the championship-crowning Can-Am World Finals Nov. 4-6 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

“The COVID-19 pandemic put a damper on our initial 2020 plans, but I think we’ve put together an exciting 2021 schedule that brings the Series back to its roots of a long season spanning across the country,” World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Director Carlton Reimers said. “Several new tracks have been added this year that should please drivers and fans alike, along with fan-favorites still in place.”

WHAT’S NEW

Magnolia Motor Speedway (Fri., Feb. 19) – For the first time since 2011, the World of Outlaws will make its return to Mississippi with its debut at Magnolia Motor Speedway. The 3/8-mile track in Columbus, MS, opened in 2004 and has hosted several Sprint Car and Late Model events since, but will be graced by the World of Outlaws for the first time in 2021.

“We’re looking forward to having the World of Outlaws race at the speedway and make their return to Mississippi,” Magnolia Motor Speedway Promoter Johnny Stokes said. “It should be a pretty good show here.”

Revolution Park Speedway (Sat., Feb. 20) – The World of Outlaws will return to Louisiana for the first time since 2004 with its debut at Revolution Park Speedway. The 3/8-mile track is asphalt but will have dirt put down on it for the event, which it did for a Late Model event this year.

Vado Speedway Park (Fri.-Sat., April 9-10) – The newly constructed multi-million-dollar state-of-the-art Vado Speedway Park in Vado, NM, will host its inaugural World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car doubleheader in April. The 3/8-mile track is located off Interstate 10 between Las Cruces, NM, and El Paso, TX. It features paved fan parking, a concrete midway, concrete pit pads and stadium quality suites.

I-70 Speedway (Fri.-Sat., April 30-May 1) – While the World of Outlaws visited I-70 Speedway in the 1980s, when the Series returns to the Odessa, MO, facility this year it will be an entirely new 3/8-mile track. It closed in 2008, but was purchased by Chris Payne, who revamped Heartland Motorsports Park in Kansas. He has turned the facility into a state-of-the-art motorsport park with the new dirt track and a dragway.

WHAT’S RETURNING

Dixie Speedway (Fri., Feb. 12) – Instead of taking a few weeks off after the season opening DIRTcar Nationals, the World of Outlaws will hit the road and make its return to the 3/8-mile Dixie Speedway in Georgia. The Series has made three previous appearances at the track, with the last coming in 2007. Mark Kinser won the first two events in 1999 and Joey Saldana won the last.

Talladega Short Track (Sat., Feb. 13) – After stopping in Georgia, the World of Outlaws will make its return to Alabama the following day at the Talladega Short Track. The Series last visited the 1/3-mile track in 2011, which saw David Gravel pick up his first career victory. There have been seven different winners in the Series’ 11 appearances at the track.

“Talladega Short Track was a blast back when I was there and I’m excited to get back,” Gravel said.

West Coast Swings (March 4-April 10 & Sept. 3-Sept. 18) – After missing out on a West Coast Swing last year, the Series has Spring and Fall swings planned, featuring the return of several exciting venues. The Spring swing will kick off Thursday, March 4, at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas before going to Arizona Speedway the following weekend and then to California. The California tour will include the Series’ return to Santa Maria Raceway for the first time in 21 years and its return to Merced Speedway for the first time since 2014. The Spring swing will then conclude at Vado Speedway Park.

The Fall swing begins in Washington, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 3-4, at Skagit Speedway and stays in Washington on Monday, Sept. 6, at Grays Harbor Raceway before returning to California for the Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11, Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway. The Fall swing will then conclude the following weekend Friday, Sept. 17, at Keller Auto Speedway and Saturday, Sept. 18, at Placerville Speedway.

“I’m really excited we’re heading back to Placerville,” two-time and defending World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet said. “It’s my home track and I missed not being able to race in California this year in front of all my friends and family. It just didn’t feel like a real Outlaw schedule without the West Coast Swings.”

Sharon Speedway (Sat., May 22) – For the first time since 2016 the World of Outlaws will feature three Ohio tracks on the schedule with the addition of Sharon Speedway in 2021. The 3/8-mile track in Hartford, OH has hosted nine Series races in the past with the last event taking place in 2007. None of the current full-time drivers have won a Series race at Sharon.

New York Tour (Fri.-Sat., July 30-31) – COVID-19 canceled all plans of racing in New York in 2020, but the World of Outlaws will look to venture North again in 2021 for a doubleheader weekend. For the first time since 2018, on Friday, July 30, the Series plans to return to Ransomville Speedway and then on Saturday, July 31, to Weedsport Speedway.

Crown Jewels – The Jackson Nationals, NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals, Kings Royal and Williams Grove National Open return in 2021 as cornerstone events on the schedule. There will be an additional $100,000 on the line for the Jackson Nationals if a driver can win the finale of the Huset’s 50 – taking place a day ahead of the Nationals – and win the Nationals finale. Also, the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals will pay a potential $200,000 to the winner with each lap paying $1,000 to the driver that leads it.

Finally, as released earlier, the 2021 schedule will also feature the Series’ increased purse, which will pay at least $10,000 to the winner each event.

(RELATED: PAYING UP: World of Outlaws Increase Sprint Car Purses, Points Fund For 2021)

Tickets for all events will be available at WorldofOutlaws.com/tix.

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

2021 SCHEDULE

Fri.-Sun., Feb. 5-7 – Volusia Speedway Park – Barberville, FL

Fri., Feb. 12 – Dixie Speedway – Woodstock, GA

Sat., Feb. 13 – Talladega Short Track – Eastaboga, AL

Fri., Feb. 19 – Magnolia Motor Speedway – Columbus, MS

Sat., Feb. 20 – Revolution Park Speedway – Monroe, LA

Fri.-Sat., Feb. 26-27 – Cotton Bowl Speedway – Paige, TX

Thurs., March 4 – The Dirt Track at Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV

Fri.-Sat., March 12-13 – Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, AZ

Sat., March 20 – Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA

Sun., March 21 – TBA

Fri.-Sat., March 26-27 – Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, CA

Fri., April 2 – Merced Speedway – Merced, CA

Sat., April 3 – Ocean Speedway – Watsonville, CA

Fri.-Sat., April 9-10 – Vado Speedway Park – Vado, NM

Fri., April 16 – Lawton Speedway – Lawton, OK

Sat., April 17 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Mesquite, TX

Fri., April 23 – TBA

Sat., April 24 – TBA

Thurs., April 29 – Jacksonville Speedway – Jacksonville, IL

Fri.-Sat., April 30-May 1 – I-70 Speedway – Odessa, MO

Fri.-Sat., May 7-8 – Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH

Wed., May 12 – Lincoln Speedway – Abbottstown, PA

Fri.-Sat., May 14-15 – Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA

Tues., May 18 – Bridgeport Speedway – Swedesboro, NJ

Fri., May 21 – Attica Raceway Park – Attica, OH

Sat., May 22 – Sharon Speedway – Hartford, OH

Fri., May 28 – Terre Haute Action Track – Terre Haute, IN

Mon., May 31 – Lawrenceburg Speedway – Lawrenceburg. IN

Fri., June 4 – River Cities Speedway – Grand Forks, ND

Sat., June 5 – Granite City Speedway – Sauk Rapids, MN

Fri.-Sat., June 11-12 – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA

Thurs., June 17 – 34 Raceway – West Burlington, IA

Fri., June 18 – Dubuque Speedway – Dubuque, IA

Sat., June 19 – Beaver Dam Raceway – Beaver Dam, WI

Mon.-Tues., June 21-22 – Huset’s Speedway – Brandon, SD

Thurs.-Sat., June 24-26 – Jackson Motorplex – Jackson, MN

Fri.-Sat., July 2-3 – Cedar Lake Speedway – New Richmond, WI

Sat., July 10 – Wilmot Raceway – Wilmot, WI

Tues., July 13 – Attica Raceway Park – Attica, OH

Wed.-Sat., July 14-17 – Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH

Tues., July 20 – Lernerville Speedway – Sarver, PA

Fri.-Sat., July 23-24 – Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA

Fri., July 30 – Ransomville Speedway – Ransomville, NY

Sat., July 31 – Weedsport Speedway – Weedsport, NY

Fri.-Sat., Aug. 6-7 – Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 – Pevely, MO

Wed.-Sat., Aug. 11-14 – Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, IA

Fri., Aug. 20 – River Cities Speedway – Grand Forks, ND

Sat., Aug. 21 – Red River Valley Speedway – West Fargo, ND

Sun., Aug. 22 – Huset’s Speedway – Brandon, SD

Fri., Aug. 27 – I-80 Speedway – Greenwood, NE

Sun., Aug. 29 – Black Hills Speedway – Rapid City, SD

Fri.-Sat., Sept. 3-4 – Skagit Speedway – Alger, WA

Mon., Sept. 6 – Grays Harbor Raceway – Elma, WA

Fri.-Sat., Sept. 10-11 – Silver Dollar Speedway – Chico, CA

Fri., Sept. 17 – Keller Auto Speedway – Hanford, CA

Sat., Sept. 18 – Placerville Speedway – Placerville, CA

Fri., Sept. 24 – Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH

Sat., Sept. 25 – Lernerville Speedway – Sarver, PA

Fri.-Sat., Oct. 1-2 – Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA

Fri.-Sat., Oct. 8-9 – Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA

Fri., Oct. 15 – TBA

Sat., Oct. 16 – TBA

Fri., Oct. 22 – Lakeside Speedway – Kansas City, KS

Sat., Oct. 23 – TBA

Fri., Oct. 29 – TBA

Sat., Oct. 30 – TBA

Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 4-6 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte – Concord, NC

 

 

DREAM TO REALITY: Brock Zearfoss Joining World of Outlaws Full-time In 2021 The Pennsylvania driver will go from Posse member to Outlaw and join an impressive rookie field

CONCORD, NC — Nov. 25, 2020 — Brock Zearfoss shocked and thrilled World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car fans when he held off 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz and David Gravel for a win at Williams Grove Speedway in 2017.

He’ll look to do that year-round in 2021 when he joins the Series full-time for his rookie season.

“We had been talking about joining the tour for a couple of years now, we just put all of the pieces together for this coming year and felt like this coming year was the right time to do it,” said Zearfoss, of Jonestown, PA.

“It was always a goal of mine (to join the tour). I grew up in the Williams Grove infield, watching Steve Kinser and the Outlaws when they come into town. It was always a dream of mine to become a full-time race car driver and run with the Outlaws. The dream came true to become a full-time driver in 2018 and now the second part of that deal has come together with the Outlaws.”

Zearfoss will run the full tour in his own Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill #3Z, joining Aaron Reutzel in the hunt for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year title. He ran 16 races with the Series in the family car this year, earning three top-five finishes and five top-10s – one of his best seasons with the Series to date. In total, he’s ran 57 races with the World of Outlaws, collecting one win, four top-fives and nine top-10s.

His career started in go-karts before gradually moving up the racing ladder to Micro Sprints, 358 Sprint Cars, 360 Sprint Cars and then 410 Sprint Cars. The past few years he’s expanded beyond the local Pennsylvania, traveling out of state more, mostly in the Northeast and Midwest with the All Star Circuit of Champions – earning four wins in the Series.

The challenges of running his own team on a 90-plus race schedule, that spans from coast to coast, are not lost on Zearfoss. Along with calculating costs, there are several unknowns with traveling to multiple new tracks and areas he’s never been to. However, with the support from his sponsors and leadership of veteran crew chief Shane Bowers, he’s confident they can make it work.

“Going from racing every Friday and Saturday night locally and working 40-hour weeks to becoming a full-time driver, traveling up and down the countryside, there’s a lot of key components that go into making this successful and making sure you can make it the whole year,” Zearfoss said. “Hotel bills and fuel costs alone are huge expenses, on top of racing. Fortunately, I have Shane Bowers, who has been up and down the road enough to have the smarts to do it right. He’s been up and down the road with a lot of good teams.”

Bowers and Zearfoss were paired together in 2018 when he joined Destiny Motorsports. They immediately connected, Zearfoss said, and had success, making the Knoxville Nationals in their first attempt together. Bowers has flown side by side with the “Jonestown Jet” ever since.

Having Bowers by his side and the confidence of knowing he can win against the Outlaws is a recipe for success in Zearfoss’ eyes. He said he believes his team is capable of finishing inside the top-10 in points and getting a win next year.

“Just all comes down to racing on the road,” Zearfoss said. “Traveling, that’s what makes the Outlaws the best and the best drivers in the world. They’re always traveling to different places every night and dealing with different circumstances and having to adapt pretty quick. It just makes you a better driver overall. Not to mention the competition is the toughest there is. You need to be on top of your game and it forces you to do that, racing with the Outlaws.

“If we can make a couple of new fans, see some new racetracks and gain all of the experience that we can it’s going to be a good year.”

Zearfoss will start the 2021 season with the rest of the stars of the World of Outlaws Feb. 5-7 at Volusia Speedway Park for the 50th DIRTcar Nationals. For tickets, click here.

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

 

 

PAYING UP: World of Outlaws Increase Sprint Car Purses, Points Fund For 2021
The 2021 points fund gets a $90K bump and every race will pay a minimum of $10,000-to-win
 

CONCORD, NC — Nov. 23, 2020 — Drivers competing with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in 2021 will have to make more room in their wallets.

The Series is increasing its single-day and two-day event purses for 2021, as well as the overall points funds. Every race will now pay a minimum $10,000-to-win and the points fund at the end of the season will payout more than $730,000 – about a $90,000 increase from 2020.

And for the event purses, it’s not just the winner’s share that’s increasing. There are increases throughout the entire field.

Single-day events will payout more than $55,800 in total and will pay $1,000-to-start. Two-day events will payout more than $108,000 in total with the first night paying $5,500 to second-place, $1,850 to 10th and $900-to-start, and the second night paying $6,000 to second, $2,000 to 10th and $1,000-to-start.

“We’re excited to provide drivers and teams with an increased purse for the 2021 season, especially after the burdens COVID-19 placed on them in 2020,” World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Director Carlton Reimers said. “The increase is a representation of the Series’ exciting continued growth, our commitment to our competitors and the growing support from the fans.”

The significance of the increase is not lost on the drivers either.

“Obviously, as a race car driver, trying to make a living racing, you want to race for the highest purses you can,” Two-time and defending World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet said. “I’m very happy that the World of Outlaws has taken the step to increase the purses. Definitely a step in the right direction.”

The championship will again payout $150,000 between the winning driver and team in 2021, but second-place and down will see significant increases. Among the increases include, second-place paying $100,000, third paying $60,000, fifth paying $50,000 and 15th paying $13,000.

Along with the purse increase, the 2021 season will see the return of several big paying events, including the Aug. 11-14 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway, which will pay a potential $200,000 to the winner.

A five-race “Showdown” event between the two-day (June 21-22) Huset’s 50 at Huset’s Speedway and the three-day (June 24-26) Jackson Nationals at Jackson Motorplex will offer an extra $100,000 if a driver can win the finale of both World of Outlaws events.

The 2021 season will kick off Feb. 5-7 at Volusia Speedway Park for the 50th DIRTcar Nationals in Barberville, FL. For tickets, click here. The entire 2021 schedule will be released soon.

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

Single-Day Event Purse

 

Single-Day Event

1st

$10,000

2nd

$5,500

3rd

$3,300

4th

$2,900

5th

$2,600

6th

$2,400

7th

$2,300

8th

$2,200

9th

$2,150

10th

$2,100

11th

$1,600

12th

$1,400

13th

$1,200

14th

$1,100

15th

$1,050

16th

$1,000

17th

$1,000

18th

$1,000

19th

$1,000

20th

$1,000

21st

$1,000

22nd

$1,000

23rd

$1,000

24th

$1,000

 

 

 

 

 




















 

 

Two-Day Event Purse

 

First Day Event

Second Day Event

1st

$10,000

$10,000

2nd

$5,500

$6,000

3rd

$3,200

$3,500

4th

$2,600

$2,800

5th

$2,350

$2,500

6th

$2,150

$2,300

7th

$2,100

$2,200

8th

$1,950

$2,100

9th

$1,900

$2,050

10th

$1,850

$2,000

11th

$1,400

$1,600

12th

$1,200

$1,400

13th

$1,000

$1,200

14th

$950

$1,100

15th

$900

$1,050

16th

$900

$1,000

17th

$900

$1,000

18th

$900

$1,000

19th

$900

$1,000

20th

$900

$1,000

21st

$900

$1,000

22nd

$900

$1,000

23rd

$900

$1,000

24th

$900

$1,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021 Points Fund

 

 

DRIVER

OWNER

1st

$150,000.00

$75,000.00

$75,000.00

2nd

$100,000.00

$50,000.00

$50,000.00

3rd

$60,000.00

$30,000.00

$30,000.00

4th

$55,000.00

$27,500.00

$27,500.00

5th

$50,000.00

$25,000.00

$25,000.00

6th

$45,000.00

$22,500.00

$22,500.00

7th

$40,000.00

$20,000.00

$20,000.00

8th

$37,500.00

$18,750.00

$18,750.00

9th

$35,000.00

$17,500.00

$17,500.00

10th

$30,000.00

$15,000.00

$15,000.00

11th

$25,000.00

$12,500.00

$12,500.00

12th

$20,000.00

$10,000.00

$10,000.00

13th

$15,000.00

$7,500.00

$7,500.00

14th

$14,000.00

$7,000.00

$7,000.00

15th

$13,000.00

$6,500.00

$6,500.00

16th

$12,000.00

$6,000.00

$6,000.00

17th

$11,000.00

$5,500.00

$5,500.00

18th

$10,000.00

$5,000.00

$5,000.00

19th

$9,000.00

$4,500.00

$4,500.00

20th

$8,000.00

$4,000.00

$4,000.00



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL-TIME WINS: Several Drivers Advance Win Records
Eight drivers advanced their rank, two earned their first win and the remaining three claimed meaningful victories

CONCORD, NC — Nov. 19, 2020 — Thirteen drivers visited Victory Lane with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in 2020.

The majority of them increased their rank on the all-time wins list, while they all increased their stock in the history books.

Two-time and defending Series champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, and David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, earned their 58th career wins this season, tying them for 14th on the all-time wins list with two-time champion Jason Meyers. Sweet won eight races this year and Gravel won seven.

All of Sweet’s victories have come with Kasey Kahne Racing, while Gravel has collected his 58 career wins with six teams throughout this career – DDR Motorsports (2011), Bill Rose Racing (2013), Rod Tiner Racing (2014), Roth Motorsports (2014), CJB Motorsports (2016-2018) and Jason Johnson Racing (2019-2020).

Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, jumped from 33rd to 25th on the all-time wins list with his seven victories – including his win during the season finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. He now has 23 career wins and is seven away from tying his grandfather, Bobby Allen, for 20th on the list.

“To end the World of Outlaws season with a win is awesome,” Schuchart said. “Just got to thank my grandfather for everything that he has done and given me this opportunity; be here with all of these great people; race this thing; race for wins and be a part of the greatest racing, in my opinion.”

Schuchart earned his 20th career victory in style by winning the Jackson Nationals – his first crown jewel win.

Topping everyone for the most wins this season was Kyle Larson, of Elk Grove, CA. He visited Victory Lane 12 times, bringing him to 20 career wins and tying him for 28th on the all-time wins list with Greg Hodnett.

Among those 12 victories included a sweep of the June Knoxville Raceway doubleheader, his first Brad Doty Classic win, his first Ironman 55 win, the Capitani Classic win, a sweep of the August North Dakota weekend and a sweep at Port Royal.

Aside from Kyle Larson, Sheldon Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, was arguably one of the best drivers in the back half of the year. He won a career high seven races in a single season from July to November, including an emotional hometown win at Wayne County Speedway.

Haudenschild entered the year with seven wins and now sits 35th on the all-time wins list with 14.

“To have (Crew Chief Kyle) Ripper back has meant the world to me,” Haudenschild said. “He’s the man. He’s got it figured out. Just so glad to have him back. And to have (crew members) Nickolas (Goodfleisch) and Drew (Brenner). We’re brothers. I’d do anything for them three and I know they’d do the same for me. Just very grateful to be in this NOS Energy Drink car. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for a 27-year-old from Wooster.”

Carson Macedo, of Lemoore, CA, Parker Price-Miller, of Kokomo, IN and James McFadden, of Warrnambool, VIC, AUS, each added one more victory in the “W” column to advance their rank. Macedo is now tied with four other drivers for 53rd with six career wins, while Price-Miller and McFadden entered the two wins club with 17 other drivers.

After a year of no first-time winners, 2020 saw two – Carson Short and Jacob Allen. Both won in dominating fashion with Short, of Marion, IL, leading all 30 laps at Tri-State Speedway and Allen, of Hanover, PA, leading all 30 laps at Dodge City Raceway Park. Short’s win came in his 11th Feature start and Allen’s first win came after 358 starts of wondering when it would happen.

While 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, didn’t advance his rank on the list, he closed in on a significant milestone. His five wins this year have brought him one victory away from claiming a milestone 300 career wins. The only two drivers ahead of him on the wins list are three-time champion Sammy Swindell with 394 wins and 20-time champion Steve Kinser with 690 wins.

“This sport owes me nothing,” Schatz said. “I feel like I’ve contributed to it for a long time. I’ve won the things I’ve wanted to win, and I want to continue to win as much as I can.”

This year was the first time since 2011 that he didn’t end the season with double-digit wins. However, he did earn a history setting sixth National Open title at Williams Grove Speedway.

Oklahoma-natives Daryn Pittman and Shane Stewart also didn’t advance their rank on the all-time wins list but earned meaningful victories this year.

A couple of weeks after announcing he would step away from full-time World of Outlaws racing at the end of 2020, Pittman, the 2013 Series champion, earned a home state victory at Lawton Speedway. It was his sole win of the year and his 86th career win overall. He remains ninth on the all-time wins list – two wins ahead of his racing idol Stevie Smith.

“To win [at Lawton Speedway] with as many friends and family, people that have supported me for 25 years, honestly some of them longer than that, honestly means more than anything,” Pittman said.

Stewart was ready to hang up his helmet at the beginning of the year after a tough 2019 season that left him without a full-time ride. However, he ended up needing it quite a bit. He ran 32 World of Outlaws events with five teams and won with two of them. His first win of the season came at Williams Grove Speedway with the Indy Race Parts team and his second was at Lakeside Speedway in his debut with Jason Johnson Racing. The two victories brought Stewart to 36 career victories, which keeps him placed 19th on the list.

The all-time wins list will be adjusted again when the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars’ 2021 season kicks off Feb. 5-7 at Volusia Speedway Park for the 50th DIRTcar Nationals. For tickets, click here.

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

 

 

CBS Sports Network Set to Showcase World of Outlaws, Super DIRTcar Series

Hour-long programs will be broadcast every Sunday on CBS Sports Network for the remainder of 2020

CONCORD, N.C. – Nov. 18, 2020 – Not ready to let go of the 2020 World of Outlaws and Super DIRTcar Series seasons? CBS Sports Network will be your source for reliving some of the biggest races of the year each weekend.

The network will once again broadcast World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car, World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model and Super DIRTcar Series events from this season every Sunday at 7pm (ET) until the end of the year.

“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with CBS Sports Network and showcase the year’s best races on national television,” World of Outlaws and DIRTcar CEO Brian Carter said. “This has been a crazy season, but it’s produced phenomenal racing, which fans will get to relive every Sunday.”

Fans will be treated to an assortment of thrilling races between the three top dirt racing series. Among them include the prestigious National Open at Williams Grove Speedway, where 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz won a historic sixth National Open title; the spectacular OktoberFAST finale at Weedsport Speedway, where Max McLaughlin earned an emotional first career win; the Late Model Firecracker event at Lernerville Speedway, Sprint Cars at Kokomo Speedway and the season finale for the Late Models and Sprint Cars at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Along with the races, CBS Sports Network will also broadcast the Return to Racing documentary on Nov. 29, showing how the World of Outlaws made its return to racing during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

SCHEDULE

Sunday, November 22 – National Open Prelim at Williams Grove Speedway – 7pm
Sunday, November 22 – National Open Finale at Williams Grove Speedway – 7:30pm

November 29 – Return to Racing documentary – 7pm

December 6 – OktoberFAST Finale at Weedsport Speedway – 7pm

December 13 – World of Outlaws Late Model Firecracker at Lernerville Speedway – 7pm
December 13 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Kokomo Speedway – 7:30pm

December 20 – World of Outlaws Last Call Late Model Opening Night – 7pm
December 20 – World of Outlaws Last Call Late Model Finale – 7:30pm

December 27 – World of Outlaws Last Call Sprint Cars Finale – 7pm
December 27 – World of Outlaws Sprint Car 2020 Highlights – 7:30pm

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

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

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

 

 

BUILDING BLOCKS: Logan Schuchart Building Upon Experiences For Growth
Shark Racing is poised to contend for the 2021 World of Outlaws championship

CONCORD, NC — Nov. 17, 2020 — After crashing out of the race at Beaver Dam Raceway in June while running second, Logan Schuchart knew if he lost the championship by five points his grandfather would say, “I told you so.”

He lost it by 46 points, but the message delivered by that mistake has stuck with him ever since.

“There’s a few racetracks where we hurt because of my inexperience of being in these situations where I was racing for wins when I should have been more conservative and settled for a second or third-place finish,” said Schuchart, of Hanover, PA. “We would have definitely been closer.”

While a runner-up finish, or even a win, at Beaver Dam wouldn’t have made Schuchart the champion this year, it would’ve kept he and his Shark Racing team in contention for the title until the final lap, instead of allowing reigning champion Brad Sweet to lock up the championship during the penultimate race of the season.

Now, no longer a rookie at running for a championship, Schuchart is taking the lessons he learned this year to heart for another run at his first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship in 2021. But along with implementing a more conservative nature at times, he admitted he and the team still need to work on their consistency.

Hitting the wall at Beaver Dam was Schuchart’s only DNF of the year, but he had two finishes outside the top-15 in the last 10 races, which hurt just as bad. Those two finishes combined cost Schuchart 40 points to Sweet.

“There’s been a few races where we had some issues and didn’t quite figure it out and finished mid-pack,” Schuchart said. “There’s some races and some racetracks that we still need to learn a little bit about; go watch some tape; look back at the notes and figure out what went wrong and fix it.”

Despite losing the championship, Schuchart and the Shark Racing team didn’t hang their heads at the end of the 2020 season. They were held high in celebration of their victory during the season ending World of Outlaws Last Call at The Dirt Track at Charlotte – his seventh win of the year.

Knowing the championship was out of reach, Schuchart was determined to end his season on a high note. Parking his Drydene #1S car in Victory Lane accomplished that and provided he and the team with the confidence that they can enter the 2021 season as championship contenders again.

“We just wanted to come down here and run strong,” Schuchart said about the season finale in Charlotte. “Six wins on the season is awesome, but coming into this racetrack (at Charlotte), knowing we’ve run good and have won in the past, I just wanted to finish this season strong and show everybody that this Shark Racing team is here to stay. We’re going to come out swinging next year.

“We finished a little bit shorter than where we wanted to be, but we started with the goal of a top three (in points). To win a race and finish top two in points is awesome.”

The 2021 season will kick off Feb. 5-7 at Volusia Speedway Park for the 50th DIRTcar Nationals. Schuchart demonstrated the growth of his team at the half-mile track this year. Before the 2020 season, he had never led a lap or finished inside the top-five at Volusia. At the end of the three-day event, he had one win, three top-five finishes and led 50 laps.

That was a trend throughout the season for Schuchart. He earned career best finishes at several tracks, giving the team hope they can continue that next year at tracks they still struggled at this season.

“I think we’re just going really good as a team,” Schuchart said. “I feel confident driving. Ron Helmick, Ben Witman, Tyler Garber, working on these cars, they’re really doing a good job with these cars and are confident in what they’re doing. They’re looking over them and making sure they’re not falling apart. Everyone is doing their job.

“We had limited DNFs this year, which is very important in this Series. And my grandfather (and car owner Bobby Allen), at the top, just doing what he needed to do to make sure we were all doing our jobs and to look over us. I feel like our team is working really well together. We’ve been out here [since 2014], using our experience to our advantage. I look forward to 2021.”

For tickets to the Feb. 5-7 50th DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, click here.

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

 

 

VIRTUAL CONCLUSION: Drivers, Teams Reflect On 2020 Season in Virtual Banquet
$600,000 in points funds was awarded to the 13 full-time World of Outlaws teams

CONCORD, NC — Nov. 12, 2020 — The year that almost wasn’t turned out to be a year you’ll never forget.

Brad Sweet claimed his second consecutive World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship. Jacob Allen earned his first career win. Kyle Larson did Kyle Larson things. And some of the best racing in Series history was produced.

Like most events this year, COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the 2020 World of Outlaws banquet. However, as the Series had done throughout the year, it found another solution. Drivers were still awarded their trophies and more $600,000 in points funds was awarded to all of them during a virtual banquet.

“2020 was a year to overcome a lot of adversity for a lot of the teams, the whole World Racing Group organization and luckily we got a season in,” said two-time and defending champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA. “It’s great to be standing here and be a two-time champion.

“It was an up and down year for our NAPA Auto Parts team. We had a lot of success early on in the season. A lot of momentum on our side. Had those DNFs in the middle part of the season. We lost a little bit of our confidence and struggled in the middle part of the season. The end of the year we were able to come back on strong, capitalize and get the championship.”

Sweet added his name to an elite list this year. He joins Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Mark Kinser, Donny Schatz and Jason Meyers on the short list of drivers who have multiple World of Outlaws championships in the 42-year history of the sport.

In 54 races, he ended the year with eight wins, 37 top-fives and 46 top-10s.

Along with claiming another championship for himself, Sweet brought Kasey Kahne Racing its third team championship. KKR is now only the fourth team in Series history with three or more titles. The other three are Karl Kinser’s team, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Steve Kinser Racing.

The entire KKR team put in a valiant effort all year, and crew member Andrew Bowman was honored with the Jason Johnson Sportsman of the Year Award due to his unwavering commitment to the sport and his willingness to always help other teams.

“This award truly comes as an unexpected surprise,” Bowman said. “I am honored to receive this award in Jason’s name. Jason was a class act on and off the track and I strive to model his passion for racing and commitment to creating a family like atmosphere while on the road.

“I want to thank Bobbi (Johnson) and everyone at JJR for the opportunity to be recognized by my peers. This has been a unique year presented with many challenges but as a race family we were able to come out on top. I look forward to next season and the memories that are to come.”

The driver championship was determined during the penultimate race of the year, but the team championship came down to the last lap of the last race. KKR had to fend off Jason Johnson Racing, who had put together a stellar season with three drivers. David Gravel ran the majority of the events for the team, but in the four races he didn’t run, Parker Price-Miller filled in twice, earning one top-10, and Shane Stewart filled in the other two time, winning in his debut with the team at Lakeside Speedway.

JJR ended the year second in the team championship standings with eight wins, 31 top-fives and 46 top-10s. The team’s crew chief, Philip Dietz, won the 2020 Crew Chief of the Year Award. Not only did he put the team in championship contention, he won with two drivers at JJR and was also crew chief for his own Dietz Motorsports team, which won with Price-Miller at 34 Raceway.

"To me, it's probably the biggest award that I can win," said Dietz, who first won the award in 2016. "Personally, I feel like, to win an award like that is special. It makes me feel like I did my job for the year."

Wayne Johnson ran his first full-time season, at 49 years old, this year and earned the 2020 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award. He made 29 Feature starts, finished 12th in the Series standings and earned at top-10 at the historic Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

“Well, the 2020 season, being a rookie, I don’t know, it’s been a bit of whirlwind for me,” said Johnson, of Oklahoma City, OK. “I had bigger expectations for sure, but to be the Gobrecht Rookie of the Year at my age is pretty cool… All in all, we didn’t have the success we wanted to, but without the car owners Todd and Kelly Carlisle, they gave me a great opportunity to come out here and do this.”

Two other special awards were also handed out by Drydene and Series sponsor NOS Energy Drink. For the second year in a row, NOS Energy Drink Marketing Director Lauren Albano presented a driver with the NOS Energy Drink Human Horsepower Award for the drive and determination they show on and off the track. This year, the award went to 2013 Series champion Daryn Pittman, who hung up his helmet as a full-time driver at the end of the season.

“He has a racer’s heart and is the truest example of what it means to be a teammate,” Albano said about Pittman. “He’s often found helping teams on their cars, even if it means scrapping dirt before the Feature. He is a competitor and leads by example on and off the track.”

And for the first time, Drydene presented the Blood, Sweat and Gears Award to the driver with the biggest improvement in points from last year to this year. The award was presented to Jacob Allen, who won his first career Series race this year at Dodge City Raceway Park and finished a career high eighth in the points. Last year, he finished 12th.

Along with the real-life drivers, the virtual World of Outlaws champion, Alex Bergeron was also crowned the 2020 iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car World Championship winner and awarded with a more than $15,000 check. Like Sweet, it’s his second consecutive championship.

The virtual banquet – which can be found on the World of Outlaws Facebook, Twitter and Youtube pages – closed the book on the 2020 season, but it’s a story you’re sure to never forget.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series 2021 season will kick off Feb. 5-7 at Volusia Speedway Park during the DIRTcar Nationals. For tickets, click here.

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

FINAL PAYOUT
– Brad Sweet/Kasey Kahne Racing – $150,000
– Logan Schuchart/Shark Racing – $65,000
– Jason Johnson Racing – $37,500
– Donny Schatz/Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing – $52,500
– Sheldon Haudenschild/Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing – $47,500
– Carson Macedo/Kyle Larson Racing – $43,000
– Daryn Pittman – $18,750
– Roth Motorsports – $18,750
– Jacob Allen/Shark Racing – $34,000
– Kraig Kinser/Kinser Racing – $31,000
– Jason Sides/Sides Motorsports – $25,000
– Wayne Johnson/TwoC Racing – $14,000
– Mason Daniel/Mason Daniel Racing – $14,000
– Bill Rose/Bill Rose Racing – $12,000

BANQUET AWARDS
Chassis Builder of the Year: Maxim Racing (Kasey Kahne Racing)
Engine Builder of the Year: Cappetta Engines (Kasey Kahne Racing)
Crew Chief of the Year: Philip Dietz (Jason Johnson Racing)
Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year: Wayne Johnson
Jason Johnson Sportsman of the Year: Andrew Bowman (Kasey Kahne Racing)
NOS Energy Drink Human Horsepower Award – Daryn Pittman
Drydene Blood Sweat & Gears Award – Jacob Allen
KSE Racing Hard Charger Award – Brad Sweet
Racing Electronics Rookie Award (New ear molds) – Wayne Johnson
VP Racing Fuels Award – Brad Sweet (champion), Wayne Johnson (RotY) and Jacob Allen (Most Improved)

FINAL 2020 STATS
There were 54 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (13 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 12
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
3 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 7
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 7
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 5
5 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
6 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (47 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 21
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 17
3 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 12
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 12
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 12
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 12
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 12
5 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 11
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 11
6 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 10
7 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 9
8 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 7
9 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 6
10 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 4
11 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 3
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 3
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 3
12 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 2
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 2
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 2
13 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 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
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Colby Copeland, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (21 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 6
2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 5
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 5
3 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 4
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
5 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 2
6 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (33 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 5
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
3 – Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 3
4 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 2
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
5 – 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
– Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Ill. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Tim Wagaman, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Steve Buckwalter, Royersford, Pa. – 1
– Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, N.D. – 1
– Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, Minn. – 1
­– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Henry Malcuit, Strasburg, Ohio – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg. Pa. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (20 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
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, Iowa – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 1
– Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Dylan Ciseny, Port Royal, Pa. – 1
– T.J. Stutts, Liverpool, Pa. – 1
– Bill Rose, Plainfield, Ind. – 1
– Matt Farnham, Tonawanda, NY – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (5 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Skylar Gee, Leduc, AB, Canada
– Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 1
– Troy Wagaman, Jr., Hanover, Pa. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (25 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 29
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 23
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 18
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 17
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 17
5 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 16
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 8
7 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 5
8 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 4
9 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
10 – 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
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (20 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 9
2 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 8
3 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
5 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 5
6 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
7 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
8 – Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, N.D. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Cap Henry, Republic, Ohio – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, Pa. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (18 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 278
2 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 238
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 235
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 210
5 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 203
6 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 96
7 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 88
8 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 78
9 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 74
10 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 62
11 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 41
12 – Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 40
13 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 37
14 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 32
15 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 30
16 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 10
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 10
17 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 3

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (19 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 7
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 5
4 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
5 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw Wash. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1

NEW TRACK RECORDS (4 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – (TR)
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. (9.995 sec. at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55)
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. (11.061 sec. at Plymouth Speedway)
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. (12.490 sec. at Lawton Speedway)
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. (16.111 sec. at Williams Grove 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, May 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (1)
5. Fri., May 22 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (2)
6. Sat., May 23 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (1)
7. Friday, May 29 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Logan Schuchart (2)
8. Saturday, May 30 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Donny Schatz (2)
9. Friday, June 5 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (3)
10. Saturday, June 6 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (4)
11. Friday, June 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (2)
12. Saturday, June 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (3)
13. Friday, June 19 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Short (1)
14. Saturday, June 20 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (1)
15. Thursday, June 25 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Brad Sweet (5)
16. Friday, June 26 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (3)
17. Saturday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (4)
18. Friday, July 3 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (6)
19. Sat., July 4 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (7)
20. Friday, July 10 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA / Parker Price-Miller (1)
21. Saturday, July 11 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / David Gravel (2)
22. Sun., July 12 / Terre Haute Action Track / Terre Haute, IN / Logan Schuchart (5)
23. Tuesday, July 14 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Kyle Larson (4)
24. Tuesday, July 21 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, PA / Donny Schatz (3)
25. Thursday, July 23 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
26. Fri., July 24 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Shane Stewart (1)
27. Sat., July 25 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg. PA / David Gravel (3)
28. Fri., Aug. 7 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
29. Sat., Aug. 8 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (5)
30. Thurs., Aug. 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (6)
31. Fri., Aug. 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (4)
32. Sat., Aug. 15 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (7)
33. Fri., Aug. 21 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Kyle Larson (8)
34. Sat., Aug. 22 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, ND / Kyle Larson (9)
35. Sat., Aug. 29 / U.S. 36 Raceway / Osborn, MO / Sheldon Haudenschild (3)
36. Sun., Aug. 30 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE / Brad Sweet (8)
37. Sat., Sept. 5 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Sheldon Haudenschild (4)
38. Sun., Sept. 6 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Kyle Larson (10)
39. Fri., Sept. 11 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, KS / Jacob Allen (1)
40. Sat., Sept. 12 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, KS / Sheldon Haudenschild (5)
41. Fri., Sept. 18 / Lawton Speedway / Lawton, OK / Daryn Pittman (1)
42. Sat., Sept. 19 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / Logan Schuchart (6)
43. Thurs., Sept. 24 / Plymouth Speedway / Plymouth, IN / Donny Schatz (4)
44. Fri., Sept. 25 / Wayne County Speedway / Orrville, OH / Sheldon Haudenschild (6)
45. Sat., Sept. 26 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, PA / David Gravel (5)
46. Fri., Oct. 2 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / David Gravel (6)
47. Sat., Oct. 3 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Donny Schatz (5)
48. Fri., Oct. 9 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Kyle Larson (11)
49. Sat., Oct. 10 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Kyle Larson (12)
50. Fri., Oct. 16 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, KS / Shane Stewart (2)
51. Sat., Oct. 17 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / James McFadden (1)
52. Sat., Oct. 24 / Kokomo Speedway / Kokomo, IN / Sheldon Haudenschild (7)
53. Fri., Nov. 6 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / David Gravel (7)
54. Sat., Nov. 7 / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC / Logan Schuchart (7)

 

 

TWICE AN OUTLAW: Larson Joins Elite Group to Race with Both World of Outlaws Late Models and Sprint Cars

Rare Crowd of 14 Drivers & Counting Includes Schatz, Stewart, Schrader, Blaney, Eckert, Pauch, Hearn & More

CONCORD, N.C. - Last week, one of the rarest achievements in World Racing Group was accomplished again; this time by Kyle Larson.

Countless racers have realized their dreams of competing with either the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series or the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series come true. How many can say they've done both, though? Very few.

For the first time since 2016, a new member was added to this unique crew when Larson made his debut with the World of Outlaws Late Models to go along with his 20 World of Outlaws Sprint Car wins.

The list of 14 and counting is chalked full of legends and local heroes alike.

From World of Outlaws champions Donny Schatz, Dave Blaney and Rick Eckert; to all-around motorsport icons Tony Stewart, Ken Schrader, Brett Hearn, Billy Pauch; to the lower-level legends like John Garvin Jr., Dave Murdick, David Scott, Charlie Swartz, John Vandenberg and Larry Wight; this crowd has it all.

Let's take a look at these guys and their accomplishments:

Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, California)
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars - 94 Starts / 20 Wins
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models - 2 Starts / Best Finish: 8th

The newest member of this elite group, Larson made his World of Outlaws Late Model Series debut last week at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in record-setting fashion. Setting Fast Time both nights, Larson walked away with a new track record (14.183 seconds) and established his career-best with the series as an eighth-place run in his second night out. To go along with his new adventure into late model land, the 28-year old Larson already has 20 World of Outlaws Sprint Car wins to his credit, 12 of which came in his earth-shattering 2020 campaign.

Although he's heading back to the NASCAR Cup Series to race for Hendrick Motorsports in 2021, Yung Money has stated he'll still be competing on dirt when available. He even expressed interest in making his first attempt at the iconic Prairie Dirt Classic, a $50,000-to-win World of Outlaws Late Model event set for July 30-31, 2021 at Fairbury (Ill.) Speedway.

Donny Schatz (Fargo, North Dakota)
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars - 1,882 Starts / 299 Wins
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models - 22 Starts / Best Finish: 3rd

The ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion holds a resume with the wings that is more than guaranteed to earn him a ticket to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame one day, but did you know Donny is even a maestro with the fenders on? Strapping into his own Rocket Chassis No. 15 late model when his Tony Stewart Racing No. 15 sprint car sits idle, Schatz has said he enjoys late models for the challenge, while it still presents an opportunity to have fun on a less-serious scale.

A winner of 299 career World of Outlaws Sprint Car features, Schatz first attempted the World of Outlaws Late Models in 2014. He quickly established his career-best of third-place at his home track of River Cities (N.D.) Speedway on July 10, 2015; in only his eighth-career start, Schatz was only beaten by soon-to-be National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famers Tim McCreadie and Josh Richards.

Schatz will run double duty at Volusia's DIRTcar Nationals in February.
 

Tony Stewart (Columbus, Indiana)
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars - 48 Starts / 3 Wins
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models - 2 Starts / Best Finish: 16th

As a three-time NASCAR Cup Series, IndyCar champion, and USAC triple crown champion, it's no surprise to see Stewart's name on this list of diverse drivers. Smoke is a three-time winner on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car trail, recording victories at Ohsweken (Can.) Speedway in 2011-12 and another at Lernerville (Pa.) Speedway in 2012.

His only two career starts with the World of Outlaws Late Models came at Eldora (Ohio) Speedway, a track he owns, in the summer of 2007 and 2008.

Dave Blaney (Hartford Township, Ohio)
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars - 508 Starts / 94 Wins
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models - 2 Starts / Best Finish: 16th

Another versatile talent, the elder Blaney brother has an extensive NASCAR Cup Series career (473 races) to go along with his 1984 USAC Silver Crown title and prestigious 1995 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship. A 2014 inductee to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, Dave made two appearances with the World of Outlaws Late Models throughout his career.

His late model debut came on June 26, 2004 at Sharon Speedway, a track which he owns. He ended up 16th that night and returned to a late model four years later when he made his most recent appearance at Delaware International Speedway.

Rick Eckert (York, Pennsylvania)
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars - 1 Start / Best Finish: LCS
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models - 618 Starts / 37 Wins

A legend on the World of Outlaws Late Model trail, Eckert owns the record for most feature starts in series history at 618. His 37 victories rank sixth on the all-time wins list and he's a perennial top five candidate in every other major statistical category. At 54 years old, Scrub is still a consistent contender with The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet, proving that with his runner-up result at this year's $50,000-to-win USA Nationals at Cedar Lake (Wisc.) Speedway.

His lone attempt with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series came way back in 1989, when a then 24-year old Rick drove his father Junior Eckert's No. 0 against The Greatest Show on Dirt at Lincoln (Pa.) Speedway just down the road from his home in York.

Ken Schrader (Fenton, Missouri)
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars - 5 Starts / 1 Win
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models - 16 Starts / Best Finish: 8th

A two-time USAC champion in the 1980's and longtime NASCAR Cup Series star (763 races), Schrader is one of seven drivers on this list to have won in either of the two premier series. His lone win with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars came during the third season, when he won at Tri-City (Ill.) Speedway on August 22, 1980.

Contesting 16 events with the World of Outlaws Late Models from 2004-2011, Schrader's one and only top ten with the series came in an eighth-place finish at Ohsweken Speedway on June 18, 2009.

Billy Pauch (Frenchtown, New Jersey)
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars - 84 Starts / 2 Wins
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models - 1 Starts / Best Finish: 18th

A northeastern legend in the modified ranks, Pauch has accomplished his fair share of success in other ranks as well. On October 8, 1994, Pauch won his first-career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series race driving the Zemco No. 1Z and established a then world record at the Syracuse (N.Y.) Mile circling the track in 24.825 seconds at an average speed of 144.590 MPH. He won again on June 4, 1996 at Rolling Wheels (N.Y.) Raceway Park, this time beating legends Andy Hillenburg and Steve Kinser. In his 84 series starts, Pauch was a top-ten runner (44) in more than half of his appearances.

His only shot at the World of Outlaws Late Models came on June 30, 2005 at his home track of Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway. Pauch transferred out of the Last Chance Showdown to finish 18th in the 50-lap feature.

John Garvin Jr. (Sarver, Pennsylvania)
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars - 3 Starts / Best Finish: 23rd
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models - 12 Starts / Best Finish: 12th

The 38-year old local to Lernerville Speedway made his first two of three World of Outlaws Sprint Car starts at the 4/10th-mile oval in 2016 and 2018. His most recent feature start with the series came at Volusia (Fla.) Speedway Park on February 9, 2020, when he drove his No. J4 into the DIRTcar Nationals finale.

A 12-time starter with the World of Outlaws Late Models, Garvin's best run with the series came at his home track of Lernerville on June 27, 2013, when finished 12th-from-23rd in the first preliminary night of the crown jewel Firecracker 100.

Brett Hearn (Sussex, New Jersey)
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars - 1 Start / Best Finish: 30th
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models - 1 Start / Best Finish: 23rd

One of the greatest competitors in Super DIRTcar Series history, Hearn has amassed more than 100+ wins with the series and collected the most championships in history with seven crowns. The New Jersey native has also racked up just one start with each the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and World of Outlaws Late Models to find his way on this list.

Hearn's only sprint car start came on October 8, 1983 at the Syracuse Mile, where he finished 30th in a race won by Doug Wolfgang. Then 22 years later on August 15, 2005, Hearn's only career late model attempt took place at Lebanon Valley (N.Y.) Speedway in a 23rd-place finish.

Dave Murdick (Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania)
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars - 1 Attempt / Best Finish: LCS
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models - 4 Attempts / Best Finish: LCS

Another Lernerville Speedway local on the list, all five of Murdick's attempts with the World of Outlaws came at his home track. He first attempted the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup with the sprint cars on July 29, 1997, which was won by Mark Kinser. Most recently, Murdick contested both the 2009 and 2010 Firecracker 100 for the late models, but missed out on feature action.

David Scott (Garland, Pennsylvania)
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars - 2 Starts / Best Finish: 25th
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models - 33 Starts / Best Finish: 3rd

More of a fender ace, Scott's best effort with the World of Outlaws Late Models came back on June 26, 2004 at Ohio's Sharon Speedway, when finished third behind Davey Johnson and Mike Balzano. Just two months ago in September, Scott scored another top five with the late models at Thunder Mountain (Pa.) Speedway; this coming in fourth-from-15th behind legends Scott Bloomquist, Brandon Sheppard and Darrell Lanigan.

In 2000, he competed twice with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, both times at Lernerville Speedway. He finished 27th on May 16 and 25th on July 25th's rendition of the Silver Cup driving a No. 3D machine.

Charlie Swartz (Ashland, Kentucky)
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars - ? Starts / Best Finish: 6th (PTS)
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models - 7+ Starts / Best Finish: 3rd

A participant in the inaugural season for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in 1978, Swartz finished sixth in the standings behind five of sprint car racing's most heralded legends including Steve Kinser, Rick Ferkel, Bobby Allen, Doug Wolfgang and Jack Hewitt.

Also competing in the first chapter of World of Outlaws Late Model Series history, Swartz raced late models in 1988 and 1989. A consistent top-ten finisher, Swartz's best result came on August 10, 1989, finishing third at Cedar Lake Speedway behind Donnie Moran and Kevin Gundaker.

John Vandenberg (Oskaloosa, Iowa)
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars - 3 Starts / Best Finish: 10th
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models - 4 Starts / Best Finish: 11th

While he's a member of this elite group, Vandenberg is actually the only driver in history to qualify for, let alone finish top ten, in both the Knoxville Nationals for sprint cars and late models; and he did it in the same year in 2004. That night on August 14, 2004 marked his career-best effort with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, a tenth-place finish in the No. V10.

With the World of Outlaws Late Models, Vandenberg drove a No. 5M entry to his career-best 11th-place result on May 14, 2005 at Butler (Mich.) Motor Speedway. Nowadays, John is living in Oskaloosa down the road from Knoxville as a UPS driver and helps coach his son, Carter, in the modified ranks.

Larry Wight (Phoenix, New York)
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars - 5 Starts / Best Finish: 9th
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Lightning Larry, a modified ace known for picking up a steering wheel with anything attached to it, is the 14th and final driver to highlight this incredible list. Of his five starts with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Wight's best run came with a pair of ninth-place finishes at Fulton (N.Y.) Speedway on July 23, 2014 and October 6, 2018, both in his Gypsum Express No. 99L.

In 15 starts with the World of Outlaws Late Models, the New York native mustered a career-best effort of 12th at Brewerton (N.Y.) Speedway on August 24, 2010, a year in which he contested nine different features with The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet.

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ONE FOR THE ROAD: Brad Sweet Crowned Champion; Logan Schuchart Wins Season Finale
Kasey Kahne Racing clinched the team championship Saturday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

CONCORD, NC — Nov. 7, 2020 — Brad Sweet and Logan Schuchart closed out the 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season the same way they opened it.

Schuchart won the DIRTcar Nationals finale in February, while Sweet claimed the event’s title. Saturday night, during the World of Outlaws Last Call season finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Schuchart won the race, while Sweet was officially crowned the 2020 champion.

“We overcame a lot of adversity to have four DNFs and to still win the points,” said Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, about his 2020 season. “I thought we showed our resilience this week and we came here and executed, I thought, perfectly.

“We did everything we needed to do to win the points and get Kasey Kahne Racing the team championship. Hats off to our competitors. Logan (Schuchart) gave me a good run for my money all season long and the 41 (Jason Johnson Racing) bunch… nothing but respect from all of us here. Obviously, we want to win and stay on top of the mountain.”

Schuchart and his Shark Racing team kept the pressure on Sweet for the championship all year long. The two swapped the points lead twice during the season, but Schuchart’s effort came up short Friday night at The Dirt Track. By Sweet finishing ahead of him, the reigning champion secured enough points to clinch his second consecutive title.

However, that did little to diminish Schuchart’s hunger for another win. His last trip to Victory Lane was in September. So, with a championship mentality no longer needed, Schuchart went full king shark Saturday night.

He set Quick Time in his Qualifying flight; finished second in his Drydene Heat Race; finished second in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash; and dusted Sweet in the 30-lap Feature to earn his seventh win of the season and third win at The Dirt Track.

“We came into this weekend saying we just wanted to end strong,” said Schuchart, of Hanover, PA. “We knew certain things were out of our control. Last night was a challenge, but we made up for it a little bit. To end the World of Outlaws season with a win is awesome.

“We weren’t able to get the champion. But fifth last year and second this year (in points). This Shark Racing team is coming. We’re going to continue to try and get better and move forward.”

Sweet was the early contender for the win, claiming the pole for the Feature and led the three opening laps. But Schuchart had the NAPA Auto Parts #49 in sight the entire time, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. With a run down the front stretch, Schuchart pulled the trigger and shot a slide job underneath Sweet into Turn 1 and cleared him for the lead by Turn 2.

From then on, the Drydene #1S held command out front. Sweet closed on him in traffic but could never get close enough to attempt a pass.

“I wish I wouldn’t have lost the lead to Logan because I felt like the way the race played out I never really got another great opportunity to get by him,” Sweet said. “Just started out the race just a little off. But it came to me. I felt like we were just as good as Logan in open air. And that says a lot, because he’s usually really good at this place.”

Aside from trying to run down Schuchart for the win, Sweet still had a championship to worry about, other than his own. His Kasey Kahne Racing team entered the night 22 points ahead of Jason Johnson Racing. And JJR’s driver David Gravel didn’t help ease the pressure off Sweet throughout the night.

Gravel set overall Quick Time for the second night in a row and beat Sweet for the win in their Drydene Heat Race. By the luck of the draw, Sweet started on the pole for the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and won, claiming the Feature’s pole position. Gravel finished fourth.

In the Feature, Gravel stole third on the first lap and kept Sweet in sight throughout the entire event. Gravel could close on him after a restart, but Sweet pulled away over time in clean air. To have any shot at bringing JJR the team title, he needed to beat Sweet and hope that "The Big Cat" fell at least 11 positions behind him.

He came up short on that goal and ended the season with a third-place finish.

“I knew we had a chance (at beating Sweet),” said Gravel, of Watertown, CT. “Just lacked a little bit there. We were pretty good, but Brad and Logan were really really good there. We could hang with them on the restart and I had some good runs and Brad made a move and blocked my lane. That was kind of my only chance.”

The race was also Gravel’s final drive behind the wheel of the JJR #41 car. He’ll join Big Game Motorsports in 2021 for a championship run.

Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz ended the night with a sixth-place finish and ended the year third in the championship standings. That breaks his 14-year streak of finishing first or second in points.

Sheldon Haudenschild had a career best season, finishing fourth in points with a career-high seven wins in a single season. Carson Macedo also had a new career achievement by finishing fifth in points with Kyle Larson Racing. Macedo will join Jason Johnson Racing in 2021 as KLR closes this year.

The Last Call was 2013 World of Outlaws champion Daryn Pittman’s final race as a full-time Series driver. He capped off his career with a ninth-place run at The Dirt Track and finished seventh in the championship standings.

Now, with the 2020 season completed, the World of Outlaws will look to 2021 and, again, open the season in February at Volusia Speedway Park for the DIRTcar Nationals. A new beginning to Sweet and Schuchart’s budding competitive tale.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will kick off the 2021 season Feb. 5-7 at Volusia Speedway Park for the DIRTcar Nationals. 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. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$12,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$5,500]; 3. 41-David Gravel [4][$3,200]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7][$2,800]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [3][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$2,300]; 7. 10-Dave Blaney [11][$2,200]; 8. 57-Kyle Larson [12][$2,100]; 9. 72-Daryn Pittman [13][$2,050]; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [10][$2,000]; 11. 9-James McFadden [16][$1,500]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [17][$1,200]; 13. 39-Spencer Bayston [8][$1,100]; 14. 71-Shane Stewart [14][$1,050]; 15. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [6][$1,000]; 16. 26-Cory Eliason [22][$1,000]; 17. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [24][$1,000]; 18. 2-Carson Macedo [5][$1,000]; 19. 13-Justin Peck [23][$1,000]; 20. 39M-Anthony Macri [21][$1,000]; 21. 83-Dominic Scelzi [25][$]; 22. 5-Brent Marks [15][$1,000]; 23. 7S-Jason Sides [20][$1,000]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [19][$1,000]; 25. 33M-Mason Daniel [27][$]; 26. 11-Ian Madsen [18][$1,000]; 27. 6-Bill Rose [28][$]; 28. 2C-Wayne Johnson [26][$]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-2, Logan Schuchart 3-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[+7]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.69; 2. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.779; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.786; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 12.831; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri, 12.831; 6. 10-Dave Blaney, 12.841; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.86; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.91; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.927; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 12.927; 11. 72-Daryn Pittman, 12.929; 12. 5-Brent Marks, 12.935; 13. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.024; 14. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 13.053; 15. 44S-Trey Starks, 13.099; 16. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.136; 17. 6-Bill Rose, 13.247; 18. 7NY-Matt Farnham, 13.273; 19. 2X-Bill Balog, 13.278; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.388; 21. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.448; 22. 70-Nick Tucker, 13.858

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 41-David Gravel, 12.688; 2. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.856; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.873; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.879; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.886; 6. 57-Kyle Larson, 12.893; 7. 11-Ian Madsen, 12.92; 8. 9-James McFadden, 12.924; 9. 71-Shane Stewart, 12.926; 10. 13-Justin Peck, 12.956; 11. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.003; 12. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.11; 13. 14-Tim Kaeding, 13.11; 14. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.123; 15. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.146; 16. 83-Dominic Scelzi, 13.15; 17. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.212; 18. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.245; 19. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 13.267; 20. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.425; 21. 12-Brent Shearer, 13.496; 22. 6X-Frank Rodgers, NT

 

 

PITTMAN’S LAST CALL: A Long, Storied Career Nearing Chapter’s End

Daryn Pittman will look to end his the 2020 season and career as a full-time World of Outlaws driver strong at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Saturday night

CONCORD, NC — Nov. 7, 2020 — Daryn Pittman’s racing career kicked off at 5 years old. However, it wasn’t until he was about 13 that he turned his passion into a life’s goal.

He wanted to be a professional race car driver. And for more than 20 years, the now 42-year-old Owasso, OK native has made that a reality.

Tonight, he’ll put a period to one chapter in his storied career. Pittman will hang up his helmet as a full-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series driver after the season finale Last Call at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

In his 23-year history with the Series – 17 of them as a full-time driver – Pittman amassed a plethora of accomplishments:

2013 World of Outlaws champion
86 career World of Outlaws wins
More than 1,450 Feature starts
2008 Kings Royal winner at Eldora Speedway
Three-time DIRTcar Nationals champion
Two Gold Cup victories at Silver Dollar Speedway
2001 World of Outlaws Gumout Series champion

But are those satisfying enough to the 13-year-old Pittman who dreamed of being a World of Outlaws driver?

“I hope so,” Pittman said with a chuckle. “There are a lot of things that I’d obviously love to redo. But all in all, it has been a hell of a ride and I’ve accomplished more than I could ever have hoped to have dreamed of in my wildest dreams for sure.”

Among his glories, the championships and wins aren’t what mean the most to him. It’s the lasting impression he’s left on fans and those in the industry. Moments he looked at as insignificant took on new life when they became admired plots to someone’s story. Knowing something he did helped create a happy moment in someone’s life was an unexpected trophy each time.

That doesn’t change the way he views his career. It makes him prouder of it.

“Just to hear that I was a small part of their life that they vividly remember as a good moment makes me proud,” Pittman said. “Proud of all of the wins. Proud of all of the years we’ve been able to do it and all of the car owners I’ve been able to drive for. But I think, more than anything, I’m just proud of all of the relationships that I’ve had and been able to have with teams that maybe we didn’t finish on the best note but from a personal standpoint I think we’ve stayed in good graces with all of my old car owners and crew guys. It’s hard to do this for as long as we’ve done it. There are very few that have the long career that me and (10-time Series champion) Donny (Schatz) and few others have had. Just proud of the way we did it.”

In his final weekend as a full-time World of Outlaws driver, Pittman said he hasn’t let that thought get to him. Like any other season, he’s focused on ending it on a high note.

This year has put him on a roller coaster, with the first two-thirds of the year plagued by the COVID-19 pandemic and inconsistencies with the Roth Motorsports team. In September, shortly after announcing he was stepping away from full-time racing, he also announced he would part ways with Roth – who he had driven for since 2019. He picked up an emotional hometown win at Lawton Speedway before splitting with the team and rejoining Heffner Racing for the remainder of the season.

At Heffner, he was paired with crew member Heath Moyle and reunited with crew chief Kale Kahne – who he worked with at Kasey Kahne Racing when he won the championship. His stint with the team has resulted in one top-five and two top-10 finishes in 11 races, so far. They’ve shown speed in each event, making the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash in about half of them, but part failures and bad luck have hindered their final results.

Despite the poor finishes, Pittman said he’s still having fun. Being paired with Heffner, Moyle and Kahne to finish out his career in Charlotte – a track he has two wins at – is a big contributor to that.

“I couldn’t have asked to finish out the year with a better team and better people, truthfully,” Pittman said. “For as trying and as hard we’ve had to work to keep a competitive car on the racetrack, as much stuff as we’ve gone through, to do it with these guys and the attitudes that they’ve been able to keep and maintain has been refreshing. Brought me back to what it takes to be a part of successful teams with successful crew guys.”

Once he take the checkered flag for the final time as a full-time World of Outlaws driver, during the fittingly named Last Call event, and climbs out of the Shipley Energy #72 car, a new chapter in his life will begin. What that is? He’s still working on it. Maybe some racing. Maybe a lot of racing. Maybe no racing.

He’ll look to find his 13-year-old self again, who found something he loves and turned it into a life’s goal.

“I’ve been able to turn a hobby into a job and it’s the only job I’ve ever had,” Pittman said. “I think for anybody, that’s all you can ever ask for; to find something you love and find a way to make a living doing it and I’ve been blessed to be able to do that for a long time. No doubt moving forward, whatever, we do, it will also be the same way. It’ll have to be something I enjoy, and I look forward to figuring out what that is.”

To see Pittman's last race as a full-time World of Outlaws driver, you can get a pit pass at the track.

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

 

 

CALL IT: David Gravel Scores Third Consecutive Charlotte Win; Brad Sweet Secures Second Title
The team championship is still up for grabs with Kasey Kahne Racing 22 points ahead of Jason Johnson Racing

CONCORD, NC — Nov. 6, 2020 — David Gravel and Brad Sweet each claimed glory Friday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte before they go to war on Saturday.

Sweet clinched his second consecutive World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series title, while Gravel led from green to checkers to claim his third consecutive win at the Charlotte track.

However, at the end of the night, the two shared a common desire: They’re both focused on winning the team championship for their teams. Sweet’s Kasey Kahne Racing team leads Gravel’s Jason Johnson Racing team by 22 points, heading into the final race of the 2020 season on Saturday.

“I just don’t feel like the job is fully completed,” said Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA. “I think the team championship is just as important to our guys, to me, to (team owner) Kasey (Kahne). The job is half done right now.

"Obviously, for me, personally, I know my name is going to be in those record books. Being a two-time champion is something that is really special to me. It puts me up there with some really great guys. I’m excited, but we still have to get that team championship for Kasey and the guys. If we’re able to do that, I think it will show that we were able to overcome a lot of adversity this year.”

During Gravel’s victory speech, the team title was the first thing on his mind, even as he plans to leave Jason Johnson Racing for Big Game Motorsports next year.

“What did he (Sweet) run fourth or something like that?” Gravel asked in Victory Lane. “So, we gained [eight] points on him. So, we’re [22] points back. Got to beat him by 10 positions tomorrow. That’s going to be hard to do. All we can do is win these races and see where we end up.”

If Gravel wins the final night of the Last Call, he’ll need Sweet to finished 11th in order to secure the team champion. The two teams would tie in points, but Jason Johnson Racing would then have nine wins versus Kasey Kahne Racing’s eight. With positions second and on paying two points between them, versus the four-point difference from first to second, Gravel would need to beat Sweet by 11 spots if he doesn't win.

The Watertown, CT driver proved that he and JJR came to Charlotte with the intent of leaving with a title. He dominated the night by setting Quick Time, winning his Drydene Heat Race, finishing second in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and then cleaning house in the Feature.

He and polesitter Carson Macedo raced side by side for the first lap, Gravel high and Macedo low, but the high line prevailed for Gravel, helping him to rocketed ahead of the Kyle Larson Racing #2 car.

Five cautions slowed Gravel’s quest for the trophy throughout the night. However, Macedo, and eventually Sheldon Haudenschild, had nothing for Gravel on the restarts from the runner-up spot. They’d close on Gravel in traffic, but he put time behind them once he got into a rhythm.

Gravel piloted the Mesilla Valley Transportation #41 car through tough track conditions and lap traffic to win by more than three seconds over Haudenschild.

“You couldn’t see the cushion going into (turn) three,” Gravel said. “It was really, really tough. So, I was kind of a little bit conservative. I’m sure whoever ran second got close there at one point. I went to the top and probably put on a little bit of a gap.

“Happy to get another win here. That’s three in a row here at this racetrack for us. Hopefully we can sweep it again. It would be a really good accomplishment and we can end this year off with a bang.”

Entering the night, Sweet had a 46-point lead over Logan Schuchart. To clinch his second consecutive World of Outlaws title, he had to finish one spot ahead of Schuchart. Sweet finished fourth and Schuchart finished sixth. As long as Sweet shows up to race on Saturday, the driver championship is officially his.

“I really wanted to lock the driver title up tonight,” Sweet said. “I knew that was our best shot to do it tonight, to beat Logan, and just come into it with a clear slate tomorrow and go after that team championship.”

Schuchart put on a valiant effort to try and keep his championship hopes alive with a charge from 16th to sixth, which earned him the KSE Hard Charger Award. And while he missed out on his first championship, he didn’t hang his head after the race.

“I would just like to end this year with a win,” said Schuchart, of Hanover, PA. “You know, finish out on top. You know, whatever happens other than that, some of it is not controllable for us but either way this Drydene team has worked really hard this year and has gained a lot from what we’ve been in years past. If we can continue to get better, we’ll be where we want to be in years to come.”

His points battle for the year isn’t over, yet, though. While he may not be competing for the championship, he’ll still need to fend off 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz to hold on to the runner-up spot in points. With Schatz finishing third, the Fargo, ND driver is now 12 points back from Schuchart. Schatz has finished first or second in points for the last 14 years.

The World of Outlaws 2020 season finale at The Dirt Track will see a championship battle come down to the last lap for the second year in a row. Gravel won the battle Friday night. Now, he’ll go to war with Sweet on Saturday.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will conclude its 2020 season at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Saturday, Nov. 7, during the World of Outlaws Last Call. Click here for pit passes.

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. 41-David Gravel [2][$12,000]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4][$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [12][$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$2,800]; 5. 57-Kyle Larson [14][$2,500]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [16][$2,300]; 7. 2-Carson Macedo [1][$2,200]; 8. 11-Ian Madsen [6][$2,100]; 9. 13-Justin Peck [18][$2,050]; 10. 26-Cory Eliason [8][$2,000]; 11. 9-James McFadden [17][$1,500]; 12. 39-Spencer Bayston [13][$1,200]; 13. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3][$1,100]; 14. 71-Shane Stewart [10][$1,050]; 15. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [20][$1,000]; 16. 44S-Trey Starks [19][$1,000]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [22][$1,000]; 18. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [24][$1,000]; 19. 83-Dominic Scelzi [23][$1,000]; 20. 33M-Mason Daniel [27][$]; 21. 2C-Wayne Johnson [26][$]; 22. 9K-Kasey Kahne [11][$1,000]; 23. 72-Daryn Pittman [7][$1,000]; 24. 5-Brent Marks [21][$1,000]; 25. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$1,000]; 26. 1-Sammy Swindell [15][$1,000]; 27. 7S-Jason Sides [25][$]; Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+10]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.305; 2. 9K-Kasey Kahne, 12.343; 3. 11-Ian Madsen, 12.355; 4. 72-Daryn Pittman, 12.415; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.417; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell, 12.452; 7. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.486; 8. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.575; 9. 5-Brent Marks, 12.589; 10. 44S-Trey Starks, 12.611; 11. 14-Tim Kaeding, 12.634; 12. 2X-Bill Balog, 12.646; 13. 3C-Cale Conley, 12.654; 14. 83-Dominic Scelzi, 12.666; 15. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.68; 16. 33M-Mason Daniel, 12.733; 17. 9-James McFadden, 12.816; 18. 7NY-Matt Farnham, 12.917; 19. 6-Bill Rose, 12.94; 20. 12-Brent Shearer, 12.955; 21. 70-Nick Tucker, 13.083; 22. 6X-Frank Rodgers, 13.619; 23. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, NT

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 41-David Gravel, 12.193; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.264; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 12.291; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.293; 5. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.304; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.365; 7. 13-Justin Peck, 12.369; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.372; 9. 71-Shane Stewart, 12.39; 10. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.428; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.459; 12. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.486; 13. 39M-Anthony Macri, 12.487; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 12.556; 15. 57-Kyle Larson, 12.557; 16. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 12.576; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.601; 18. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.607; 19. 10-Dave Blaney, 12.641; 20. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.648; 21. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 12.724; 22. 40-George Hobaugh, 12.784; 23. 59-Johnny Petrozelle, NT

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Last Call On 2020 Title Hunt
Three drivers and four teams will fight for 2020 titles at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

CONCORD, NC — Nov. 5, 2020 — The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion may not be determined until the final lap of the final race for the second consecutive year.

The champion could also be determined Friday night.

This season’s championship finale will take place Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7, at The Dirt Track at Charlotte during the World of Outlaws Last Call. Three drivers – reigning champion Brad Sweet, Logan Schuchart and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz – are still in contention for the driver championship and four teams – Kasey Kahne Racing, Jason Johnson Racing, Shark Racing and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing – are in contention for the team title.

Sweet enters the season finale with the points lead for the second year in a row. Last season, he was able to hold off Schatz by four points in the final race to claim his first championship – the closest championship battle in Series history – and bring Kasey Kahne Racing its second World of Outlaws title.

DRIVER CHAMPIONSHIP BREAK DOWN

This year, Sweet can breathe a little easier when he passes through the gates at The Dirt Track. He enters the weekend with a 46-point lead over Logan Schuchart versus the eight-point lead he had over Schatz last season.

“Last year, I was very focused on the points,” Sweet said. “This year, I haven’t let myself get too bothered by it. Obviously, being a two-time champion is much better than being a one-time champion. So, obviously, you want to win the championship. The points are super important, super hard to win every year. It brings a lot of money to the team. It brings a lot of exposure to the sponsors and everything like that. You really want to accomplish that.

“We’re focused on bringing Kasey Kahne Racing his third championship and hopefully myself a second championship. I think if we stay focused and do our job, we’re absolutely capable of accomplishing that.”

He can lock himself as the 2020 champion Friday night if he wins or finishes one spot better than Schuchart.

Forty-eight points is the most a driver can gain on another in a single race – if that driver wins and the other driver finishes 24th or worse. There’s a four-point different between first (150 points) and second (146 points). So, if Sweet wins Friday and Schuchart finishes second, that would give Sweet a 50-point lead on the Shark Racing driver for the final event. That means if Schuchart won on Saturday and Sweet finished last, Sweet would still claim the championship by two points.

Every other position is separated by two points. So, aside from a win, if Sweet finishes one spot ahead of Schuchart, he would enter the next night with a 48-point lead. Even if Schuchart were able to make up all 48 points on Sweet, the defending champion would win the tiebreaker due to having more Feature wins this season – Sweet currently has eight and Schuchart has six.

If Schuchart wins both nights and ties with Sweet for the points lead and most wins on the final night, the tiebreaker would then go to who has the most second-place finishes. Sweet would again win that battle with 10 runner-up finishes this year, versus the five Schuchart has.

The bottomline is Schuchart needs to finish ahead of Sweet on Friday to have a shot at his first championship Saturday night.

“From where we’ve came from, all that we’ve overcome to get where we are, you know, I feel like this is a very successful season as it is,” Schuchart said. “But, you know, we started the season with a goal of finishing third. We’re in there. But definitely, we know we’re in a spot with an opportunity and we’re going to try and take advantage of it. I feel like we have a lot to learn and areas of where we can get better. Hopefully we can make these last races count and put some pressure on him (Sweet).”

In the event that the field is expanded beyond 24 cars for the Feature due to provisionals, Sweet and Schuchart could end up earning the same amount of points both nights if they finish 24th or worse with positions 24th and worse paying 102 points.

Schatz’s climb to his 11th title is more difficult. He enters the Last Call with a 64-point deficit to Sweet. He'll need to finish ahead of Sweet and Schuchart both nights to have a shot at another championship.

“I can tell you it is a lot more fun being closer to the top of the championship standings than finding yourself third or fourth, wherever we’re at,” Schatz said. “We don’t want to make excuses at all. We’re not making them. At least we’re making head way now. That’s all you can do. And we’ll make the best of it.”

He and his TSR team have found momentum in the back half of the season, earning 19 top-10 finishes in the last 20 races – including two wins. That’s helped keep him in the championship hunt and put him 18 points behind Schuchart for second. Schatz has finished first or second in the championship standings for the past 14 years.

TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP BREAK DOWN

Along with the battle for the driver championship, the battle for the team championship is even closer. Kasey Kahne Racing currently leads Jason Johnson Racing by 30 points.

JJR has had three drivers keep it in championship contention throughout the year. David Gravel ran the majority of the races (48) and brought the team six wins this year. When he was out of the car to run ARCA and NASCAR events, Parker Price-Miller and Shane Stewart each got two turns in the #41 car. Stewart won in his debut with the team at Lakeside Speedway, giving them seven wins on the season. Gravel will finish the year with JJR at Charlotte, where he swept the season ending two-day event with the team last year.

If Sweet wins on Friday and Gravel finishes ninth, he'll lock up the team championship for KKR. If he doesn't win, he'll need to finish nine positions ahead of Gravel to lock it up on the first night.

Like Schuchart and Schatz, Gravel will need to keep the pressure on Sweet both nights and aim for another sweep to give JJR its first team championship.

“For us to be in the hunt right now is pretty special,” said Philip Dietz, crew chief of the JJR #41 and cousin of the late Jason Johnson.

“We go out and try to be the best we can each night. At the end of the season, the best car wins. It sure would be cool for our team. It’s cool to just be in the hunt. Brad and Schuchart, they’ve both been really good this year. We’ll just keep plugging away. Hopefully we can be there at the end.”

To see the Nov. 6-7 World of Outlaws Last Call season finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in person, you can get a pit pass package by clicking here.

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

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Last Call On 2020 Title Hunt
Three drivers and four teams will fight for 2020 titles at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

CONCORD, NC — Nov. 2, 2020 — Grab your NOS Energy Drink and your tickets. We’re calling last call on the 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7, at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

The World of Outlaws Last Call will conclude the wild and eventful 2020 season with another exciting championship battle and two Feature events, each paying $12,000 to the winner.

Three drivers are still in contention for the driver championship and four teams are in contention for the team championship.

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

Here are the top storylines to follow this weekend:

TITLE HUNT NEARS END: For the second year in a row, reigning champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, enters the final two races at The Dirt Track with the championship lead. However, this time, he has two championship battles to worry about and three drivers to contend with.

In the driver title hunt, Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, is second – 46 points behind Sweet – and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, is third – 68 points back.

Then, for the team championship, Sweet’s Kasey Kahne Racing team is 30 points ahead of Jason Johnson Racing, who will have David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, behind the wheel of the #41 car for the final two races. Gravel swept the two races at Charlotte last year.

A championship win this year would hold historical significance to each driver and team. For Sweet, it would be his second consecutive championship and would make him the sixth driver to have multiple World of Outlaws Sprint Car championships. For Schatz, this would be his 11th title and if he could grab a win this weekend, he would hit a career milestone of 300 Series wins.

If Logan Schuchart and his Shark Racing team can score the 2020 title, it would be their first. The same for Jason Johnson Racing.

LARSON/SCHATZ DOUBLING DOWN: Kyle Larson, of Elk Grove, CA, and Donny Schatz will get a couple extra days of seat time around the 4/10-mile track on Wednesday and Thursday by competing with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models.

Schatz has made three starts with the World of Outlaws Late Models this year, finishing inside the top-10 in each event. This week will be Larson’s debut with The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet.

They’ll then turn their attention back to Sprint Car racing on Friday and Saturday. Larson has never won at The Dirt Track, but seven of his 12 victories this season came at tracks he had never won at before with the World of Outlaws. Schatz has 13 victories at the Charlotte track.

LAST CALL FOR PITTMAN/KLR: When the checkered flag waves Saturday night, it will mark the conclusion of two eras. Daryn Pittman, of Owasso, OK, will hang up his helmet as a full-time driver and Kyle Larson Racing will close at the conclusion of the season.

In 17 full-time seasons with the World of Outlaws, Pittman claimed the 2013 championship and picked up 86 victories. Two of them came at The Dirt Track at Charlotte – most recently in 2014.

Since joining the World of Outlaws in 2014, Kyle Larson Racing earned 33 wins with Shane Stewart and Carson Macedo, including the 2015 Kings Royal with Stewart. The team will be on the hunt for their first win at The Dirt Track this weekend.

HOT STREAK HAUD: Sheldon Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, has had a career season this year.

Entering the season finale weekend, Haudenschild sits fourth in points with seven wins. Previously, he hadn’t finished better than seventh in points in his past three seasons and collected seven wins in total in that time.

He won the most recent event at Kokomo Speedway and will look to end the season strong with his first Charlotte Dirt Track win.

RING THE BELL: NASCAR-star Christopher Bell, of Norman, OK, will join the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars this weekend for the Last Call in his self-owned #21X car.

Bell has two starts with the Series this year – finishing seventh at Plymouth Speedway and 13th at Lakeside Speedway. This weekend will be his debut at The Dirt Track with the World of Outlaws.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Friday to Saturday, Nov. 6-7, at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, NC. Event Info/Tickets

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

4/10-MILE WINNERS IN 2020
There have been seven races on a 4/10-mile track in 2020.
Jackson Motorplex: Brad Sweet won on June 25 and Logan Schuchart on June 26 & 27
Lernerville Speedway: Donny Schatz won on July 21, David Gravel won on Sept. 26
I-80 Speedway: Brad Sweet won on Aug. 30
Lakeside Speedway: Shane Stewart won on Oct. 16

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

ON THE INTERNET
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Twitter – Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws – @WorldofOutlaws
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YouTube – YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws
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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 – @KraigKinser
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 will begin its 2021 season at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL for the DIRTcar Nationals. Click HERE for tickets.

2020 STATS
There have been 52 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (13 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 12
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
3 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 6
5 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 5
6 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
7 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (47 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 19
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 16
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 12
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 12
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 12
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 12
4 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 11
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 11
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 10
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 10
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 8
7 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 7
8 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 5
9 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 4
10 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 3
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 3
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 3
11 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 2
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 2
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 2
12 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 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
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Colby Copeland, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (21 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 6
2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 5
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 5
3 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 4
4 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 3
5 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 2
6 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (32 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 5
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
3 – Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 3
4 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 2
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
5 – 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
– Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Ill. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Tim Wagaman, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Steve Buckwalter, Royersford, Pa. – 1
– Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, N.D. – 1
– Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, Minn. – 1
­– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Henry Malcuit, Strasburg, Ohio – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg. Pa. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (19 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
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, Iowa – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 1
– Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Dylan Ciseny, Port Royal, Pa. – 1
– T.J. Stutts, Liverpool, Pa. – 1
– Bill Rose, Plainfield, Ind. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (5 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Skylar Gee, Leduc, AB, Canada
– Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 1
– Troy Wagaman, Jr., Hanover, Pa. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (25 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 28
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 22
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 18
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 16
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 15
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 15
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 8
7 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 5
8 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 4
9 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
10 – 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
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (19 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 9
2 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 8
3 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 5
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
5 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
7 – Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, N.D. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Cap Henry, Republic, Ohio – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (18 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 278
2 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 238
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 207
4 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 201
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 180
6 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 96
7 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 88
8 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 78
9 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 74
10 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 62
11 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 41
12 – Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 40
13 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 37
14 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 32
15 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 30
16 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 10
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 10
17 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 3

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (19 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 5
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 5
3 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw Wash. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1

NEW TRACK RECORDS (4 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – (TR)
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. (9.995 sec. at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55)
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. (11.061 sec. at Plymouth Speedway)
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. (12.490 sec. at Lawton Speedway)
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. (16.111 sec. at Williams Grove 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, May 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (1)
5. Fri., May 22 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (2)
6. Sat., May 23 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (1)
7. Friday, May 29 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Logan Schuchart (2)
8. Saturday, May 30 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Donny Schatz (2)
9. Friday, June 5 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (3)
10. Saturday, June 6 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (4)
11. Friday, June 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (2)
12. Saturday, June 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (3)
13. Friday, June 19 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Short (1)
14. Saturday, June 20 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (1)
15. Thursday, June 25 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Brad Sweet (5)
16. Friday, June 26 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (3)
17. Saturday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (4)
18. Friday, July 3 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (6)
19. Sat., July 4 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (7)
20. Friday, July 10 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA / Parker Price-Miller (1)
21. Saturday, July 11 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / David Gravel (2)
22. Sun., July 12 / Terre Haute Action Track / Terre Haute, IN / Logan Schuchart (5)
23. Tuesday, July 14 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Kyle Larson (4)
24. Tuesday, July 21 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, PA / Donny Schatz (3)
25. Thursday, July 23 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
26. Fri., July 24 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Shane Stewart (1)
27. Sat., July 25 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg. PA / David Gravel (3)
28. Fri., Aug. 7 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
29. Sat., Aug. 8 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (5)
30. Thurs., Aug. 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (6)
31. Fri., Aug. 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (4)
32. Sat., Aug. 15 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (7)
33. Fri., Aug. 21 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Kyle Larson (8)
34. Sat., Aug. 22 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, ND / Kyle Larson (9)
35. Sat., Aug. 29 / U.S. 36 Raceway / Osborn, MO / Sheldon Haudenschild (3)
36. Sun., Aug. 30 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE / Brad Sweet (8)
37. Sat., Sept. 5 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Sheldon Haudenschild (4)
38. Sun., Sept. 6 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Kyle Larson (10)
39. Fri., Sept. 11 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, KS / Jacob Allen (1)
40. Sat., Sept. 12 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, KS / Sheldon Haudenschild (5)
41. Fri., Sept. 18 / Lawton Speedway / Lawton, OK / Daryn Pittman (1)
42. Sat., Sept. 19 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / Logan Schuchart (6)
43. Thurs., Sept. 24 / Plymouth Speedway / Plymouth, IN / Donny Schatz (4)
44. Fri., Sept. 25 / Wayne County Speedway / Orrville, OH / Sheldon Haudenschild (6)
45. Sat., Sept. 26 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, PA / David Gravel (5)
46. Fri., Oct. 2 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / David Gravel (6)
47. Sat., Oct. 3 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Donny Schatz (5)
48. Fri., Oct. 9 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Kyle Larson (11)
49. Sat., Oct. 10 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Kyle Larson (12)
50. Fri., Oct. 16 / Lakeside Speedway / Kansas City, KS / Shane Stewart (2)
51. Sat., Oct. 17 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / James McFadden (1)
52. Sat., Oct. 24 / Kokomo Speedway / Kokomo, IN / Sheldon Haudenschild (7)

 

 

MAKE IT A DOUBLE: Donny Schatz Running Late Model, Sprint Car At Last Call The 10-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Champion is in contention for his 300th career Sprint Car win and 11th title

CONCORD, NC — Nov. 1, 2020 — Donny Schatz will join Kyle Larson in having an extra shot of fun during the Nov. 4-7 World of Outlaws Last Call at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

He’ll break out his own #15 Late Model to compete with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models, Wednesday and Thursday, before stepping behind the wheel of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15, Friday and Saturday, to contend for his 11th World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series title.

“The Late Model is something I’ve enjoyed for quit sometime,” Schatz said. “Charlotte gives us a perfect opportunity. Two nights of Late Models. Two nights of Sprint Cars. I feel like we’ll have the best of both worlds and have a little fun. No pressure leading into the Last Call (with the Sprint Cars).”

Schatz enters the season finale weekend third in the Sprint Car championship standings with a 64-point deficit to points leader and reigning champion Brad Sweet. He wouldn’t call running his Late Model is a source of relaxation before the pressure is on with the Sprint Car, though. It’s more of an opportunity for him to enjoy a couple of extra days behind the wheel of a race car and get an early start on his 2021 DIRTcar Nationals preparations.

“I don’t know that it helps relax you, other than you enjoy to do it,” Schatz said. “That’s why first and foremost we’re all here. We’re here to enjoy it. To be able to go do it with those guys, obviously, doing it with those guys, I go to Florida (at Volusia Speedway Park) with them every year, so ending the season with them and hopefully gain a little experience and learn a few things. Maybe it’ll help us start off a little bit better in Florida (for DIRTcar Nationals). Any time you get laps with a good group, it helps.”

He’s made three Feature starts with the World of Outlaws Late Models this season, earning a top-10 finish in each event. Before this year, Schatz had one top-five and four top-10s with the Series in total.

Of his 21 starts with the Late Models, six of them were at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. In those six starts, he finished 15th, ninth, 11th, 15th, 15th and 16th.

In comparison to running his Sprint Car at Charlotte, there’s little to be learned from running the Late Model ahead of time.

“Charlotte is different for the Late Models,” Schatz said. “It’s really high speed, not super technical. The cars are so close from when I started racing them to today. It seems like fifteen pounds of spring rate here or there could be the difference between great and terrible. It makes it pretty touchy.”

He hasn’t had the opportunity to run as many Late Model events this season as he’d like, but if the schedules align right in 2021, Schatz wouldn’t mind going fender to fender with the likes of two-time and defending World of Outlaws Late Model champion Brandon Sheppard and 2004 Series champion Scott Bloomquist more often.

“It takes people to do this,” Schatz said. “All of these teams take people and I have a full-time guy that does his best keeping up with my Late Model when we can go. He goes 24 hours a day some days, so there’s only so many hours in a day and that’s what kept me from doing it this year and it may keep me from some next year, but we’ll get the schedule and see where everything is at.”

Before then, Schatz's main focus will be on his Sprint Car at Charlotte. A win during the Last Call would hold significance for multiple reasons. It would give him a career milestone of 300 World of Outlaws Sprint Car victories, help him gain points on his championship rivals and be a good momentum builder for the 2021 season.

“For 15 years I’ve been in a championship hunt," Schatz said. "You don’t ever want to lose that. Here we are. We find ourselves in that again and feeling damn good about it. If we win it, great. If we don’t, we’re not going to hang our heads. It’s been a trying year for everyone. We’ll just do our best to see where we end up.”

For tickets to the Nov. 4-7 World of Outlaws Last Call with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models and World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars, click here.

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

 

 

2 FOR THE ROAD: David Gravel Eyes Charlotte Sweep Repeat
Jason Johnson Racing is 30 points back from the team points lead heading into the World of Outlaws Last Call

CONCORD, NC — Oct. 29, 2020 — David Gravel became the first driver in eight years to sweep a weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte last year. On Nov. 6-7, during the season ending World of Outlaws Last Call, he’ll try to become the first driver to do it for a second consecutive year.

His chances?

“If we have the car that we had on Saturday night last year for both nights (this year) I think we’ll have a good shot,” Gravel said about parking the Jason Johnson Racing #41 in Victory Lane on both nights again.

However, he admitted sweeping the weekend isn’t as easy as statistics on a page make it look.

While the Last Call, which is replacing the World Finals this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, is still a two-day show, drivers will be dealing with an entirely different surface. The track put down new clay in August and this year the Sprint Cars will have the day to themselves.

Typically, the Super DIRTcar Series and World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models would share each race day with the Sprint Cars, creating more wear on the track surface. Friday and Saturday's events will only see the Sprint Cars hitting the track this year. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Super DIRTcars will not be at Charlotte and the Late Models will race on Wednesday and Thursday before the Sprint Cars.

“I think with it being just us, the track will be way different than just World Finals typically is,” Gravel said. “Who knows what we’ll get track surface-wise? We’ll get to watch the Late Model guys the couple days before. But, I’m excited to go there. We’ve got a good notebook. We’ve got a good motor. But what we ran last year doesn’t really work this year. We’re going to go down there with an open mind, see how we unload and go from there. We know if we can get the car close that we’ll be able to qualify well. Hopefully have a good weekend.”

Aside from the track conditions, Gravel stated that his sweep last year didn’t come without a little bit of luck.

During the first race night of the World Finals last year, Aaron Reutzel passed Gravel for the lead at the halfway point with the more dominant car. But soon after had his chance of a win taken away. A lap car got sideways in front of him, forcing his left foot to marry the brake pedal and allowed Gravel to reclaim the lead.

“The first night, we actually weren’t that great,” Gravel said. “Aaron Reutzel had the lead and ended up spinning out with a lap car. That’s what won us the race.”

The next night, no luck was needed.

“Saturday night, we for sure had the best race car in the pits,” Gravel said. “The thing could drive itself. It could go anywhere.”

Attached to Gravel’s goal of sweeping the weekend is the focus of trying to give Jason Johnson Racing its first team championship. JJR is currently 30 points behind Kasey Kahne Racing for the points lead.

Gravel and the team collected six wins this season and were one of the most consistent pairs in the Series. From June to September they went on a run of 26 top-10 finishes in row – 19 of them top-fives – and finished outside the top-10 only six times in their 48 races together, so far, this year.

“I feel like [the season] has been average until a month ago when we were able to win at Lerneville and Eldora (with the All Stars) and Williams Grove,” Gravel said. “Those kind of turned the year around. I think we’ve always been pretty consistent and solid. Just have lacked going forward in the [Feature]. Overall, we’ve been super solid. No mistakes. No part failures. Stuff like that. We’ve been really good a finishing races. That’s been a big part of it.”

He and JJR have had a solid two years together, collecting 18 World of Outlaws wins in total to this point. What the rest of their future entails may be revealed at Charlotte, according to Gravel.

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

 

 

YUNG MONEY: Kyle Larson Debuting with World of Outlaws Late Models at Last Call

The Dirt Racing Sensation, with 42 wins in 2020, will pull double duty at The Dirt Track at Charlotte next week

CONCORD, N.C. - All Dirt Roads Lead to Charlotte, even for Kyle Larson.

The Elk Grove, Calif. native, a winner of 42 features in 84 starts this year, will write the next chapter of his magical season next week when he makes his debut with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Pulling double duty at Last Call, the 28-year old nicknamed “Yung Money” will hit the half-mile oval for four consecutive nights of racing, all of which can be seen LIVE with the DIRTVision Fast Pass.

He’ll go head-to-head with The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet for the first time in his career on Wednesday & Thursday, November 4-5 aboard the K&L Rumley Enterprises No. 6 Longhorn Chassis, before re-joining the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday & Saturday, November 6-7 in his Paul Silva owned No. 57 entry.

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While next week will mark Larson’s first attempt with the World of Outlaws Late Models, he’s not entirely green to the discipline, while still admitting he’s got tons left to learn.

In August, he stunned the nation with his spectacular dirt late model debut with the Lucas Oil Late Models at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway. Following a fifth-place outing on night one, Larson ensued to outdrive them all in the finale, beating soon-to-be World of Outlaws champion Brandon Sheppard to the checkered flag in his second career start.

“The Late Model has been a fun challenge,” Larson noted. “It’s so much of a different feel than anything I’ve ever driven before. They have a lot of grip, until they don’t and that’s when they become a struggle. I still don’t feel comfortable at all in them. I know I’ve still got a ton left to learn and figure out.”

On top of his natural ability, which he’s shown being successful in Sprint Cars, Midgets, Silver Crown, and now Late Models, the six-time NASCAR Cup Series winner has the added advantage of Kevin & Lee Roy Rumley in his corner.

With Lee Roy, an iconic owner involved in motorsports since 1956, and son Kevin, a UNC-Charlotte Mechanical Engineering graduate, Larson walked into the perfect situation. Kevin, the founder of Rumley Engineering, has most recently been known for his overwhelming success with stars Jonathan Davenport, Tim McCreadie, and Mike Marlar, along with his work at Longhorn Chassis.

From the very beginning, Rumley knew Larson was going to be special.

“I knew the first lap when we tested at Cherokee that we could go and out win,” Kevin noted on Larson’s potential. “He’s like the modern-day A.J. Foyrt or Mario Andretti. I think he could probably win in anything he gets in.”

“I’ve enjoyed working with the Rumley’s a lot,” Larson said on his pairing with K&L Enterprises. “The crew is full of great people and Kevin is just extremely smart. Being around him and listing to his ideas is really cool. Stepping back and trying to be a student again like talking to other drivers has been great too. Everyone has been really helpful honestly.

Bringing a 50% winning percentage into his foray against the World of Outlaws Late Models, Larson will look to up his already absurd numbers which include: 14 wins with All Stars Circuit of Champions, 12 wins with World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, four wins with USAC National Midgets, four wins at Pennsylvania Speedweek, two wins with USAC Silver Crown, two wins in local sprint car competition, two wins at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, and one win in New Zealand with the International Midgets.

To continue his stellar season, Larson will not only have to beat the likes of World of Outlaws stars like Brandon Sheppard, Scott Bloomquist, Ricky Weiss, Cade Dillard, Darrell Lanigan & Chase Junghans, but also the invaders coming to town such as Brandon Overton, Jimmy Owens, Tim McCreadie, Jonathan Davenport, Josh Richards, Chris Madden and more.

Just last week, Larson and Rumley, along with additional teams such as Rocket1 Racing and Team Zero, had the chance to go testing at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and pad their notebook heading into the season-ending Last Call.

“I’m excited to get to racing at Charlotte after getting some test laps,” Larson stated. “I think if we can qualify well we can have a good couple of nights, that will be the key.”

The limited fans in attendance (due to COVID-19 restrictions) along with the thousands watching at home on DIRTVision, can see Larson compete against the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models on Wednesday & Thursday, November 4-5 and then the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars on Friday & Saturday, November 6-7.

The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings® Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Drydene (Official Motor Oil), E-Z-GO Golf Carts (Official Golf Cart) Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), iRacing (Official Online Racing Game), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), SIS Insurance (Official Insurance Provider) VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: ARP Automotive Racing Products, Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, DART, Penske Racing Shocks, Quarter Master, and Wrisco (Exclusive Racing Aluminum); along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Capital Race Cars, FireAde, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.

Founded in 1978, the World of Outlaws®, based in Concord, NC, is the premier national touring series for dirt track racing in North America, featuring the most powerful cars on dirt, the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings® Late Model Series. Annually, the two series race nearly 140 times at tracks across the United States and Canada. CBS Sports Network is the official broadcast partner of the World of Outlaws. DIRTVision® also broadcasts World of Outlaws events over the Internet to fans around the world. Learn more about the World of Outlaws.

 

 

ROAD TO LAST CALL: Logan Schuchart In Contention For First Championship
Shark Racing has gone from trying to make races to a championship caliber team in seven years

CONCORD, NC — Oct. 27, 2020 — Logan Schuchart arrived on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series tour six years ago with the simple goal of making and finishing races.

This year, with two races remaining, he’s in contention for his first Series championship.

The Hanover, PA driver is currently second in points with a 46-point deficit to reigning champion Brad Sweet, heading into the Nov. 6-7 World of Outlaws Last Call at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

“From where we’ve came from, all that we’ve overcome to get where we are, you know, I feel like this is a very successful season as it is,” Schuchart said. “But, you know, we started the season with a goal of finishing third. We’re in there. But definitely, we know we’re in a spot with an opportunity and we’re going to try and take advantage of it. I feel like we have a lot to learn and areas of where we can get better. Hopefully we can make these last races count and put some pressure on him (Sweet).”

He started the year strong with seven top-five finishes in a row – two of them wins – and took the points lead at Knoxville Raceway when the Series returned to racing in May. A mistake while trying to catch Sweet for the lead at Beaver Dam Raceway in June took him out of the race and allowed Sweet to take the top spot in the standings.

A couple of weeks later he and his Shark Racing team found their footing again by winning the Jackson Nationals, which was their first crown jewel victory and Schuchart’s 20th career World of Outlaws win. They visited Victory Lane a couple of weeks later at the Terre Haute Action Track and then Schuchart reclaimed the points lead at Knoxville shortly after.

Despite having a run of 24 top-10 finishes in a row, which included a win at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Schuchart lost the points lead again to Sweet at Huset’s Speedway and has been on the hunt to get it back ever since. The points gap between them has looked like an accordion with the level of their consistency swaying each week. Sweet has tried to pull away, but Schuchart has kept a tight enough grip on the defending championship to not let him out of reach.

Sweet admitted that while going after his first championship last year he let the points situation get to him at times. Schuchart, with a chuckle, said he doesn’t think he’s felt the same way, yet.

“It’s definitely brought up a lot,” he said. “So, it makes me think about it more than I really am. I’m not going to say I don’t look at it during the week or when I’m tagged on something on Twitter. I’m out here because I want to win races. I definitely want to win championships and what that would mean to my career. I feel like I’m young and have plenty of chances to do that and I want to continue to learn and get better and be the best I can be. With that, hopefully that will come.”

It’s been a vigorous journey to the top for the Shark Racing team, owned by Schuchart’s grandfather and Hall of Fame Sprint Car driver Bobby Allen. When the team brought Schuchart and Jacob Allen on the World of Outlaws tour full-time in 2014, Bobby Allen said each driver had one motor for the season. That meant they mostly had to fight to make Features and when they did, they couldn’t always run every lap.

Then sponsors like Priority Aviation and their current full-time sponsor Drydene came on board, bringing more capital to the team. With more funding came more success and more ability to expand their program.

“When we pull into a racetrack, I don’t think anyone has better motors than we do,” Bobby Allen said. “And it wasn’t that way until this year. We had good motors, but you could run them part of the year, maybe three-quarters of the way. This year and next year we can be even with anybody at any given time. Logan and Jacob both.”

Schuchart’s focus will be to keep the pressure on Sweet during the Last Call. With two wins already at the 4/10-mile Charlotte track, he’ll look for one or two more and cut into the 46-point gap keeping him from a championship.

“Right now, we have our eye on finishing out the season strong,” Schuchart said. “Charlotte is a really good one for us. I’d just like to finish the season strong and hopefully get another win or two. It’s going to be tough to beat Brad (Sweet), but at least try to keep the pressure on him.”

For tickets to the Nov. 6-7 World of Outlaws Last Call at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, click here.

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

DRIVER POINTS
1. Brad Sweet –
2. Logan Schuchart -46
3. Donny Schatz -64
4. Sheldon Haudenschild -128
5. Carson Macedo -254

TEAM POINTS
1. Kasey Kahne Racing –
2. Jason Johnson Racing -30
3. Shark Racing -46
4. Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing -64
5. Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing -128

 

 

World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Banquets Canceled For 2020

CONCORD, NC – World of Outlaws and DIRTcar officials have decided to cancel all banquets for the 2020 season. This includes the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series, Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals, DIRTcar Northeast, Hoosier Tire Weekly Racing and all other DIRTcar divisions.

With the health and safety of everyone in mind during the COVID-19 pandemic, officials decided cancelling the banquets this year would be in the best interest of teams, drivers and staff. All posted awards for weekly racing for 2020 will be paid by mail on the previously scheduled banquet date. The DIRTcar NE awards will be paid on November 21, 2020 and DIRTcar Midwest awards will be paid on January 9, 2021. More details will follow to each member from DIRTcar directly.

Drivers and teams in Series that were able to put together a season will still be awarded their points funds and trophies.

A champion for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars will be crowned during the exciting four-day World of Outlaws Last Call at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. The Late Models will compete Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 4-5, while the Sprint Cars will compete Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7.

The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model 2021 schedule has been released and is available at WorldofOutlaws.com. Keep an eye on the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar sites and social channels for the upcoming release of each Series’ 2021 schedule.

 

 

HIGHLIGHT HAUD: Sheldon Haudenschild Excites With Kokomo Win In His 300th Start
Logan Schuchart closes points gap to Brad Sweet entering the season finale at the World of Outlaws Last Call

KOKOMO, IN — Oct. 24, 2020 — A raise of his NOS Energy Drink can to the crowd and a delighted sip from it was all Sheldon Haudenschild needed to do to acknowledge his career milestone Saturday night at Kokomo Speedway.

The Wooster, OH driver claimed his seventh win of the 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season in his 300th start. He entered the year with seven wins in total through his three years as a full-time driver.

“I feel like having the crew and the team behind you gets your confidence to a whole nother level,” Haudenschild said. “I feel like I’m just getting a glimpse of what Donny (Schatz) has had for a long time. Just trying to keep the same guys together and keeping the team together and growing as a team. Not just as myself. That’s been my biggest goal this year, just work good with my guys and work on myself as a driver and just try to get the whole package together.”

To claim the win in the Series first time back to Kokomo since 2015, he had to beat the driver he mention – 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz.

The two started on the front row for the 40-lap Feature, and each had a milestone to try and achieve. Haudenschild was looking to win in his 300th career start, while Schatz was on the hunt for his 300th career win.

Haudenschild wasn’t shy about the onslaught he was willing to put on to achieve that milestone either. While mixed in a three-way battle for the lead on the final lap of the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, Haudenschild threw the slide job of the year on Aaron Reutzel and Schatz to steal the Dash win in the final corner.

That set him up as the early favorite to conquer the quarter-mile speedway for 40 laps. And when the Feature commenced, he didn’t let that theory down. Haudenschild led the opening lap and pulled away from Schatz in the early stage of the race.

However, Haudenschild was already in heavy traffic by Lap 6. That allowed Schatz to reel in the NOS Energy Drink #17. While Haudenschild tried to navigate his way through traffic around the high side of the track, Schatz worked the bottom.

Schatz snuck underneath Haudenschild on Lap 8 and the two raced side by side for about the entire circuit. With a slower car blocking Haudenschild’s lane off Turn 4 and Schatz gifted clean air on the bottom, the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing CARQUEST #15 pulled ahead to officially take the lead on Lap 9.

With Schatz out front, Haudenschild broke out his notebook and pen and went to school. He studied what Schatz was doing; what lines he was running. Haudenschild could make the most speed up top, but at times he overstayed his welcome along the cushion. At times he bounced off of it, allowing Schatz to pull further away.

After three cautions, Haudenschild had gathered enough notes to put his newfound knowledge to the test.

On the restart with 17 laps to go, Haudenschild placed his car up high in Turns 1 and 2 to build a run that would rocket him down the backstretch. He used that momentum to sneak underneath Schatz the next corner and drag race with him down the front stretch. When they found their way back to Turns 1 and 2, Haudenschild and Schatz ran side by side, inches apart, in perfect tandem through the corner.

They remained that way down the back stretch before Haudenschild made better work of the low lane than Schatz could of the top and reclaimed the lead on Lap 25.

“I got the lead there early and Donny got by us,” Haudenschild said. “I just tried to watch Donny there. You can learn a lot from watching him. He is so smooth and makes it look so easy. He was just running a little bit higher and keeping his speed up. I kind of slowed her down in (turns) three and four and just started to hit the bottom a little slower and started to get off the corner. I got under him and ran beside him for a couple laps there and was able to clear him.”

Once Haudenschild reclaimed the lead from Schatz, he never relinquished it. Schatz maintained the runner-up finish – his second podium in a row.

“He was better than we were,” Schatz said about Haudenschild. “He made the top in (turns) one and two work. I wasn’t going to do it. He was up the fence and it just wasn’t me. I tried to make something else work and he got the best of us on that. That’s what got the win.”

While Haudenschild pulled away with the victory in the final five laps, reigning champion and current points leader Brad Sweet captured most of the attention. He was in position to finish fourth, but a cloud of smoke, laced with oil, began to billow from his engine. The smoke blew the entire way around the track and worsened as he went. Sweet slowed and fell to an 11th-place finish.

With two races remaining this season, that helped Schatz, Haudenschild and Logan Schuchart, who finished third after starting ninth, chip away at Sweet’s lead.

“I'd liked to put pressure on him (Sweet),” said Schuchart, who is currently second in points. “He has a good lead right now. Those guys are fast every night. I’m just proud of what this team did this year and if we can put some pressure on him in these last two races and make something happen. We run good at Charlotte and I think the last time we were here at Kokomo we were lap traffic. So, I just want to keep growing with this Drydene performance products team.”

Entering the Nov. 6-7 season ending World of Outlaws Last Call at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Sweet now holds a 46-point lead over Schuchart, a 64-point lead over Schatz and a 128-point lead over Haudenschild. And for the team championship, Kasey Kahne Racing holds a 30-point lead over Jason Johnson Racing.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, on Nov. 6-7, returns to The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the season ending World of Outlaws Last Call.

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. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9][$3,200]; 4. 9-James McFadden [14][$2,800]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [16][$2,500]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [7][$2,300]; 7. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [10][$2,200]; 8. 11-Ian Madsen [12][$2,100]; 9. 41-David Gravel [22][$2,050]; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3][$2,000]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [23][$1,200]; 13. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [18][$1,100]; 14. 16-DJ Foos [24][$1,050]; 15. 14-Tim Kaeding [21][$1,000]; 16. 26-Cory Eliason [6][$900]; 17. 71X-Spencer Bayston [13][$800]; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser [20][$800]; 19. 83-Dominic Scelzi [8][$800]; 20. 72-Daryn Pittman [25][$]; 21. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [15][$800]; 22. 67-Buddy Kofoid [11][$800]; 23. 5K-Paul Nienhiser [19][$800]; 24. 71-Shane Stewart [5][$800]; 25. 2C-Wayne Johnson [17][$800]; Lap Leaders: Sheldon Haudenschild 1-8, 25-40; Donny Schatz 9-24; KSE Hard Charger Award: 41-David Gravel[+13]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.031; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.102; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.122; 4. 71-Shane Stewart, 11.138; 5. 14-Tim Kaeding, 11.151; 6. 5R-Ryan Ruhl, 11.291; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.298; 8. 67-Buddy Kofoid, 11.342; 9. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 11.353; 10. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.412; 11. 71X-Spencer Bayston, 11.417; 12. 5K-Paul Nienhiser, 11.457; 13. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.516; 14. 21X-Brinton Marvel, 11.591; 15. 21-Carson Short, 11.608; 16. 33M-Mason Daniel, 11.647; 17. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.701; 18. 27Z-Zane Devault, 11.828; 19. 1-Nate Dussel, 11.893; 20. 6M-Justin Grant, 11.991; 21. 6-Bill Rose, 12.123; 22. 16C-Tyler Rankin, 12.328

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.981; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 11.118; 3. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 11.128; 4. 83-Dominic Scelzi, 11.178; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 11.187; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.198; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.225; 8. 11-Ian Madsen, 11.226; 9. 41-David Gravel, 11.227; 10. 72-Daryn Pittman, 11.232; 11. 16-DJ Foos, 11.241; 12. 5X-Justin Peck, 11.279; 13. 9-James McFadden, 11.399; 14. 101-Austin McCarl, 11.411; 15. 18-Gary Taylor, 11.538; 16. 2-Carson Macedo, 11.69; 17. 19-Chris Windom, 11.879; 18. 98-Clinton Boyles, 12.012; 19. 5S-Chase Stockon, 12.126; 20. 22-Koby Barksdale, 12.156; 21. 6X-Frank Rodgers, 12.71; 22. 19P-Paige Polyak, NT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Drydene (Official Motor Oil), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), iRacing (Official Online Racing Game), Morton Buildings (Official Building), NOS Energy (Official Energy Product), SIS Insurance (Official Insurance Provider) and VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); contingency sponsors include ARP Automotive Racing Products, Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, DART, and KSE Racing Products ; manufacturer sponsors include FireAde, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, and TNT Rescue.

Founded in 1978, the World of Outlaws®, based in Concord, NC, is the premier national touring series for dirt track racing in North America, featuring the most powerful cars on dirt, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. Annually, the two series race nearly 140 times at tracks across the United States and Canada. CBS Sports Network is the official broadcast partner of the World of Outlaws. DIRTVision® also broadcasts all World of Outlaws events over the Internet to fans around the world. Learn more about the World of Outlaws.

 

 

ROAD TO LAST CALL: Brad Sweet Closing In On Second Title A new year with new challenges hasn’t changed Sweet and Kasey Kahne Racing’s reign

KOKOMO, IN — Oct. 22, 2020 — Brad Sweet is in the same situation he put himself in last year.

He’s again atop the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series points standings with three races remaining.

However, this time, the weight of the situation has dropped a few pounds.

Last year, Sweet entered the final three races with a 32-point lead over 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz. That was enough to hold off Schatz by four points and claim his first championship – the closest championship battle in Series history. This year, the defending champion enters the final three events – starting this Saturday at Kokomo Speedway – with a 62-point lead over Logan Schuchart after back to back second-place finishes. That extra gap and knowing how to hold it has Sweet breathing a little easier as he nears the Nov. 6-7 season ending World of Outlaws Last Call at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

“I feel more relaxed this year I think,” said Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA. “At the end of the day all you can do is go out there and try your best. Try to perform and I think I’m a little more focused on winning races. Last year, I think we did get caught up in the points battle a little bit just because it was the first one. This year, I really want to win. I just want to end this year as strong as possible and have something to build on for next year.”

The biggest difference this year is Sweet has two championship battles to worry about – the driver championship and the team championship for his Kasey Kahne Racing team. KKR is currently 34 points ahead of Jason Johnson Racing for the team title. Although, even with the extra work, Sweet isn’t letting the pressure get to him.

“This year, I haven’t let myself get too bothered by it,” Sweet said about the points battles. “Obviously, being a two-time champion is much better than being a one-time champion. So, obviously, you want to win the championship. The points are super important; super hard to win every year. It brings a lot of money to the team. It brings a lot of exposure to the sponsors and everything like that. You really want to accomplish that. We’re focused on bringing Kasey Kahne Racing its third championship and, hopefully, myself a second championship. I think if we stay focused and do our job, we’re absolutely capable of accomplishing that.”

A second title for Sweet would put him in a rare and elite category. Currently, only five drivers have ever won multiple World of Outlaws Sprint Car championships – Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Mark Kinser, Donny Schatz and Jason Meyers. He would also become the second driver to deny Schatz a championship for two years in a row. Meyers was the first in 2010-2011.

Sweet and KKR, led by Crew Chief Eric Prutzman, have collected eight wins, so far, this season, but Sweet is hungry for more. His last win came almost two months ago at I-80 Speedway. Since then, he’s collected 10 top-fives in his last 15 starts; four of them being runner-up finishes.

“Hopefully we can get this NAPA car back in Victory Lane,” he said. “Obviously, when you’re winning and running good the points will take care of themselves. I feel good. Obviously, you never know what can happen in racing. Always just try to stay positive and try to get the best finish we can each night.”

While Sweet sits atop the points with a healthy lead, his season hasn’t gone as perfect as he’d like. He started the year strong by picking up a win in February at Volusia Speedway Park, claimed another DIRTcar Nationals championship and left the season opening event with the points lead. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit and racing went on a two-month hiatus. When racing resumed, Sweet lost the points lead to Schuchart during the first race back at Knoxville. Six races and three wins later, he reclaimed it.

He picked up three more wins shortly after, but then went on a rare streak of three DNFs in a row. The last time that happened to him was in 2013 before his rookie season. That resulted in him losing the points lead to Schatz at Lernerville Speedway. A few races later, he took it back before losing it again to Schuchart during their return to Knoxville. It took him seven races to get it back again from the Schuchart, who is going after his first title, and he’s yet to let go of it since.

“It’s been an up and down year, kind of for everybody,” Sweet said. “For us, we’ve had kind of a weird year. To still be going for the point championship and be leading with [three] to go is kind of crazy to me. But it says a lot about our race team that we’ve been able to overcome a ton of adversity this year. It’s just one of those things if we can win it. It’ll be awesome to go back to back. I know that we’re going to need to be stronger next year and we need to finish this year as strong as possible to accomplish that.”

For tickets to the Oct. 24 event at Kokomo Speedway, click here.

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

DRIVER POINTS 1. Brad Sweet – 2. Logan Schuchart -62 3. Donny Schatz -82 4. Sheldon Haudenschild -150 5. Carson Macedo -266

TEAM POINTS 1. Kasey Kahne Racing – 2. Jason Johnson Racing -34 3. Shark Racing -62 4. Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing -82 5. Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing -150

REMAINING RACES Oct. 24 – Kokomo Speedway – Tickets Nov. 6-7 – World of Outlaws Last Call at The Dirt Track at Charlotte – Tickets

 

 

World of Outlaws Last Call Replaces World Finals as 2020 Season-Ender

Can-Am World Finals Postponed to 2021

CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 19, 2020) – With continued COVID-19 restrictions impacting the sports and entertainment world, officials at the World of Outlaws and The Dirt Track at Charlotte have announced that the Can-Am World Finals, originally scheduled for Nov. 5-7, has been postponed to 2021. However, the two premier dirt racing series will still end the 2020 season at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, with the World of Outlaws Last Call featuring the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 4-5, and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7, for a four-day show this year. Due to N.Y. State travel restrictions, the Super DIRTcar Series will not participate.

“Unfortunately, the current restrictions make it impossible to have the world’s three premiere racing series in the Pit area together,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. “But if any year needs to end with a bang it’s 2020. As frustrating as 2020 has been, we’re going to end it in spectacular fashion. All dirt roads still lead to Charlotte.”

Limited two-day Late Model and Sprint Car event tickets and Pit Passes for the World of Outlaws Last Call will be available on worldofoutlaws.com tomorrow, Oct. 20, at 9AM ET. CDC protocol and social distancing will be required. All grandstand tickets will be General Admission, and there will be no cross-over between Pit Area and Grandstands. Single-day tickets, if still available, will go on sale on Oct. 28.

Current Can-Am World Finals ticket holders will have the first opportunity to secure tickets to the 2021 World Finals or may elect to receive a full refund. Ticket holders and campers for the original event are encouraged to visit CharlotteMotorSpeedway.com for further details regarding renewals for 2021 or refunds.

“We’ve been hopeful for the past several weeks that North Carolina’s pandemic restrictions would lift, enabling us to fill the grandstands for the very best in dirt track championship racing,” said Charlotte Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Greg Walter. “Unfortunately, the current limitations prohibit us from executing the Can-Am World Finals in the manner that fans from around the world have come to expect. Our efforts are focused on making 2021 the best yet.”

The Can-Am World Finals annually attracts fans from all fifty states and several foreign countries to witness the season finales of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series.

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McClassic: James McFadden leads triumphant night for Kasey Kahne Racing at Lake Ozark
Brad Sweet and Kasey Kahne Racing make significant gains in the championship points battle

ELDON, MO — Oct. 17, 2020 — Water glazed James McFadden’s eyes. His lips quivered with every word.

The emotions of winning the Jason Johnson Classic Saturday night at Lake Ozark Speedway with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series started to get to him.

“Jason (Johnson) was a close friend to our family and we spent a lot of time in Australia together,” McFadden said. “To get this is huge. It’s a privilege to be here and unreal to get the win.”

McFadden, of Warrnambool, VIC, Australia, had been through a crazy year already. He ran the DIRTcar Nationals in February and then was unable to returned to the United States from Australia for five months to continue running the Karavan Trailers #9 car for Kasey Kahne Racing due to COVID-19 restrictions. Once he was able to make the leap back over, he and the team toyed with a victory on multiple occasions.

The Aussie and KKR had done the same last year, picking up three runner-up finishes with the Series. They’d found success at other levels, winning the 360 Knoxville Nationals in 2019, but never scored a World of Outlaws victory together.

Entering the night at Lake Ozark, they had no clear data to tell them a win would be guaranteed as it was McFadden’s first ever start at the 1/3-mile speedway. But numbers on a paper – or lack thereof – meant nothing to the driver that cut his teeth on bullring tracks in Australia and to KKR, which scored a win at the track last year.

McFadden led from green to checkers in the 41-lap Feature, holding off multiple slid job attempts from Sweet, to claim his second career Series win and the $15,000 top prize.

“It’s so good,” McFadden said about finally getting a Series win with KKR. “We’ve been so close.

“I’ve got to thank my Karavan guys; KKR; Curb Records; Team ASE. I’m pretty pumped. This is my [most special] win. To do it is unreal.”

KKR dominated the night with Sweet first setting Quick Time in Qualifying. Sweet and McFadden both went on to win their Drydene Heat Race and McFadden won the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, holding off Sweet for the win.

The teammates held the top two spots for the entire Feature. Sweet closed on McFadden at various points throughout the race and tried to throw a slider on him in Turns 3 and 4 twice. Both attempts failed as Sweet had to bail on his attempt or risk plowing into the side of McFadden.

Each time Sweet bailed on his slider he lost three car lengths to McFadden and allowed third-place Donny Schatz to close on him. On a restart with 13 laps to go, McFadden, Sweet and Schatz went three-wide for the lead, but their epic battle ended with another caution before the lap was completed.

The Feature saw six cautions throughout the 41 laps and McFadden had every restart mastered. Sweet would dive into Turn 1 to show his nose to McFadden in the corner, but the orange #9 car out powered Sweet’s NAPA Auto Parts #49 off Turn 2 each time.

With a handle on the high groove in the closing laps, McFadden beat Sweet to the finish line by nearly two seconds.

“I nearly gave it away with three to go,” McFadden said. “When you’ve got Donny (Schatz) and Brad (Sweet) behind you, you’ve got to give it 100 percent. It’s tough. Those guys are racing for points. You don’t want to make a mistake and get in their way. Just super pumped to get the win.”

While Sweet had to settle for his second runner-up finish in a row, and his 10th second-place finish with the Series this year, he and KKR made significant gains in the driver and team championship points. With Logan Schuchart, who is currently second in points, finishing 16th, Sweet is now 62 points ahead of him. And with Shane Stewart – driving the Jason Johnson Racing #41 – finishing 15th, KKR is now 34 points ahead of JJR for the team title hunt.

“I kind of got a little conservative thinking about the points, which sucks, you shouldn’t do that,” said Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA. “He (McFadden) was fast and drove a great race. Just happy to bring the NAPA Auto Parts car home in second tonight.”

Schatz rounded out the podium and made his own gain on Schuchart in the points chase. He currently sits third, 20 points behind Schuchart and 82 points behind Sweet.

“It was a guessing game of what was going to happen when they redid the track there for the Feature,” said Schatz, of Fargo, ND. “It got really fast on the top and kind of took everything away from the bottom. Kind of thought that’s where it was going to go, so that’s the direction we went. We tightened the car up and got laid over a little too much.”

Their championship battle is now down to three races to go.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, on Sat., Oct. 24, returns to Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, IN. Click here for tickets.

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

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (41 Laps) – 1. 9-James McFadden [1][$15,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$5,725]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$3,425]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [22][$3,025]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [15][$2,725]; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6][$2,525]; 7. 14-Tim Kaeding [11][$2,425]; 8. 26-Cory Eliason [5][$2,325]; 9. 71-Parker Price-Miller [13][$2,275]; 10. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [17][$2,225]; 11. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [18][$1,725]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8][$1,425]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [7][$1,325]; 14. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [10][$1,275]; 15. 41-Shane Stewart [12][$1,225]; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart [14][$1,125]; 17. 2-Carson Macedo [21][$1,025]; 18. 83-Dominic Scelzi [23][$1,000]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [20][$1,000]; 20. 18-Gio Scelzi [3][$1,000]; 21. 72-Daryn Pittman [9][$1,000]; 22. 11-Ian Madsen [16][$1,000]; 23. 2C-Wayne Johnson [24][$1,000]; 24. 21-Brian Brown [19][$1,000]; 25. 6-Bill Rose [25][$]; Lap Leaders: James McFadden 1-41; KSE Hard Charger Award: 2M-Kerry Madsen[+18]

Qualifying – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.402; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.464; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.496; 4. 18-Gio Scelzi, 11.512; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.519; 6. 9-James McFadden, 11.575; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.587; 8. 26-Cory Eliason, 11.599; 9. 71-Parker Price-Miller, 11.636; 10. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, 11.648; 11. 21-Brian Brown, 11.656; 12. 41-Shane Stewart, 11.669; 13. 2-Carson Macedo, 11.716; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.727; 15. 14-Tim Kaeding, 11.742; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.745; 17. 72-Daryn Pittman, 11.754; 18. 83-Dominic Scelzi, 11.808; 19. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.844; 20. 11-Ian Madsen, 11.858; 21. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.86; 22. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.883; 23. 99-Skylar Gee, 11.954; 24. 24-Terry McCarl, 12.001; 25. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 12.006; 26. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 12.14; 27. 14E-Kyle Bellm, 12.205; 28. 6-Bill Rose, 12.226; 29. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 12.253; 30. 33M-Mason Daniel, 12.258; 31. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.319; 32. 75-Tyler Blank, 12.45; 33. 5-Kory Bales, 12.7; 34. 21B-Adam Parmeley, NT; 35. 6X-Frank Rodgers, NT

 

 

HONOR AND PRIVILEGE: Shane Stewart Wins In Debut With Jason Johnson Racing At Lakeside
Jason Johnson Racing closes championship points gap and Brad Sweet extends his lead

KANSAS CITY, KS — Oct. 16, 2020 — Shane Stewart showed the emotion of a first time winner Friday night at Lakeside Speedway.

He bathed in confetti, waved the checkered flag with glee and smiled with pride for every photograph.

However, it was his 36th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory and his second of the 2020 season. What made it one of his most prized victories is he won driving for his late friend Jason Johnson’s team.

Stewart made his debut in the Jason Johnson Racing #41 car at Lakeside, sporting a red throwback scheme that resembled Johnson’s Knoxville Nationals winning car and kept it up front all night, leading every lap in the Feature.

“What’re the odds of just throwing a guy in car with a team he hasn’t worked with ever and go out and win an Outlaw race,” said Stewart, of Bixby, OK. “It just shows how well prepared this (JJR) race team is. It hasn’t sunk in yet. It probably won’t for a couple of days.”

Stewart and the team spent the early half of Friday getting his seat and seat belts fitted in the car, but Stewart felt at home the second he fired up the Mesilla Valley Transportation #41.

They unloaded with speed, qualifying seventh to start the night. Stewart then finished second in his Drydene Heat Race, placing him in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash. With the luck of drawing the Dash pole, he went on to win the 6-lap race and claim the pole for the 30-lap Feature.

“Man, I’ve been in so many different cars now,” said Stewart, who has driven for five different teams in 2020. “I know measurements and where my seat needs to be to be comfortable. And it was close. You put your seat in and you change your belts, you really don’t know where you’re going to be until you start it. Once I started it, I knew I was going to be OK.”

When the Feature commenced, Stewart drag raced second-place Daryn Pittman to Turn 1. On entrance, Pittman went high while Stewart hammered his car down into the corner and slid up in front of Pittman by the exit of Turn 2. From then on, Stewart left everyone else to fight for second as he pulled away.

Sheldon Haudenschild made an early run at Pittman for the runner-up spot before fading late in the race. The hunter among the prey for the majority of the race was “The Big Cat” Brad Sweet. The reigning champion and current points leader wasted little time navigating through the field of cars in front of him. He was in the top-10 by Lap 2. He found the top-five by Lap 12. And then made his way to the podium by Lap 14.

Two cautions in that time frame helped Sweet make quick work on his charge forward. They also highlighted the strength of Stewart’s car, which lit a fuse and rocketed ahead of the field each restart.

With three laps to go, Sweet found another gear. He passed Pittman for second and closed to within a car length of Stewart on the final lap.

However, with his emotions in check, Stewart hit his marks and held off Sweet to claim the big win.

“I knew if someone was going to beat me tonight that they would have to have an exceptionally good car,” Stewart said. You just don’t get cars like that very often. I know why this team is fast. I’ve chased this (#41 car) a lot. In many different cars I’ve chased this car. Hats off to this (JJR) group. You can see they work together so well… Man what an honor to win for Jason and Bobbi (Johnson) and (crew chief) Philip (Dietz).”

With a runner-up finish, Sweet earned his first podium finish in five races.

“I didn’t quite do a good enough job,” said Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA. “We’ve got to do a little bit better to get this NAPA Auto Parts car back in Victory Lane. My guys gave me a great race car for the [Feature]. We just need to get a little better track position and I think we would’ve had a car to win tonight.”

He gained two points on his closest championship contender Logan Schuchart, who finished third after Pittman had a rear end issue on the final lap and fell to 16th. For the Shark Racing driver, it’s his second top-five finish in a row, but he’s again left wondering if it could’ve been better with a higher starting position.

“Just need to start up front,” said Schuchart, of Hanover, PA. “We’ve been so fast but coming from the back a lot. That 49 car is hard to beat. Just need to start up front. Great run. Nice to be on the podium.”

Stewart helped closed the points gap in the team championship with his win – JJR’s seventh win of 2020 – putting the team only eight points behind leader Kasey Kahne Racing. He’ll look to do so again on Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway for the $15,000-to-win Jason Johnson Classic and win another race in Johnson’s honor.

“Our goal is to try and win that race tomorrow on behalf of Jason and it would be really special to sweep the weekend, but that’s hard to do,” Stewart said. “But what a win. What a win for me. It means a lot.”

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, on Sat., Oct. 16, returns to Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, MO for the $15,000-to-win Jason Johnson Classic. Click herea for tickets.

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

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 41-Shane Stewart [1][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [13][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9][$3,200]; 4. 14S-Tim Kaeding [3][$2,800]; 5. 9-James McFadden [10][$2,500]; 6. 14-David Gravel [17][$2,300]; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7][$2,200]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [14][$2,100]; 9. 71-Parker Price-Miller [15][$2,050]; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4][$2,000]; 11. 21-Brian Brown [19][$1,500]; 12. 2-Carson Macedo [5][$1,200]; 13. 21X-Christopher Bell [8][$1,100]; 14. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [11][$1,050]; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$1,000]; 16. 72-Daryn Pittman [2][$900]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [21][$800]; 18. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [23][$800]; 19. 83-Dominic Scelzi [24][$800]; 20. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [16][$800]; 21. 87-Aaron Reutzel [20][$800]; 22. 18-Gio Scelzi [18][$800]; 23. 11-Ian Madsen [12][$800]; 24. 26-Cory Eliason [22][$800]; Lap Leaders: Shane Stewart 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+11]

Qualifying – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.613; 2. 14S-Tim Kaeding, 13.638; 3. 72-Daryn Pittman, 13.641; 4. 21X-Christopher Bell, 13.647; 5. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.717; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.719; 7. 41-Shane Stewart, 13.727; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.729; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.731; 10. 18-Gio Scelzi, 13.734; 11. 71-Parker Price-Miller, 13.751; 12. 11-Ian Madsen, 13.763; 13. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.768; 14. 9-James McFadden, 13.773; 15. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 13.774; 16. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, 13.859; 17. 14-David Gravel, 13.866; 18. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.885; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.893; 20. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.909; 21. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.92; 22. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.921; 23. 21-Brian Brown, 13.965; 24. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.007; 25. 83-Dominic Scelzi, 14.05; 26. 99-Skylar Gee, 14.135; 27. 24-Terry McCarl, 14.167; 28. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 14.171; 29. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.184; 30. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 14.228; 31. 6-Bill Rose, 14.262; 32. 33M-Mason Daniel, 14.548; 33. 9W-Chris Morgan, 14.82; 34. O5-Colin Smith, 15.068; 35. 101-Wyatt Burks, 15.171; 36. 17A-Austin McCarl, 15.559

 

 

ROAD TO WORLD FINALS: Donny Schatz Closing When It Counts
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing finding steam to go after 2020 World of Outlaws title

KANSAS CITY, KS — Oct. 14, 2020 — You have to spend time in the trenches to understand what the top of the mountain is like.

Ten-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, said he and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team have done that this season.

At times throughout the year they’ve struggled to find consistency or even the top-10. Now, they’re working to make the climb back up. And they’re doing it just in time for Schatz to go after his 11th World of Outlaws championship.

With two wins in the last three weeks – one being his sixth National Open title – Schatz has strong armed his way back into the championship hunt, currently sitting 68 points behind leader Brad Sweet.

“I’m actually really excited,” Schatz said. “With the year we’ve had, and it feels like the majority of the races we weren’t in the hunt at all, or didn’t have a chance, and here we are. We find ourselves still in a position to go after a championship. We’ve come to life a little bit. That’s refreshing as well.

“For 15 years I’ve been in a championship hunt. You don’t ever want to lose that. Here we are. We find ourselves in that again and feeling damn good about it. If we win it, great. If we don’t, we’re not going to hang our heads. It’s been a trying year for everyone. There’s a lot of races we’re going to miss out on because of this COVID stuff. We’ll just do our best to see where we end up.”

Starting this weekend at Lakeside Speedway and Lake Ozark Speedway for the $15,000-to-win Jason Johnson Classic, he has five more chances to complete his climb back to the top in 2020 with the year ending Nov. 5-7 at the Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

“There are a handful of race tracks that we go to that we might be looking for the rain cloud over head but Lake Ozark and [Lakeside Speedway] aren’t anywhere near those tracks,” Schatz said.

He picked up his second win at Lake Ozark Speedway in May and last year he brought a Ford engine back to Victory Lane with the World of Outlaws for the first time in 21 years at Lakeside Speedway – his second win at the 4/10-mile speedway.

He won with the new FPS 410 in his third race with it and while he’s picked up five more wins with it under the hood this season, the continued development of the engine has created a few challenges.

“The thing people don’t realize is when you do this motor development, when things need changed, it’s not as easy has, hey, we take this off, go up in the trailer and drill a hole and move this and that,” Schatz said. “It doesn’t happen like that. We had to start with a block and heads and all of these things from the ground up. It’s all original still. It’s not just as easy as we need to change this. You can’t just do that with a cylinder head. It takes a casting change. We ran into a problem where we couldn’t get heads for 12 months because the foundry was closed. We had to change foundries. All of those things, they’re a long process.

“Twelve months without being able to work with the heads that we have, and we know what changes we need to make. We just can’t do it. We’re weeks away from having stuff that’s different but those weeks fell like eternity when you’ve known for months what needed to be changed. It’s just the way it works. It’s part of it. These guys have done a damn good job of overcoming that. We know the future is a lot brighter than what today is and that’s what keeps us going.”

Schatz could potentially see a few long-standing streaks come to an end this season. He would need to win the five remaining races to hit double digit wins this year. The last time he was unable to hit that mark was in 2011. For the past 14 years he’s finished first or second in points. At the moment, he’s third in points with a 36-point deficit to second-place Logan Schuchart.

However, he’s also been able to add to his record book by claiming his sixth National Open title at Williams Grove Speedway – the only driver with more than four National Opens – and is one victory away from a 300 career win milestone.

“It’s just like anything else,” Schatz said. “I think 2020 has been an eye opener for every person. For their health. For the economy. For politics. For everything. It’s just been – pardon my French – a shit show from every standpoint. So, it’s not surprising to be in that situation with racing.

“I had someone ask me last week if I’m taking blood pressure medicine. I said, ‘No, I’m not taking blood pressure medicine.’ It’s an honor to be out here. We’ve worked hard to get ourselves in this position. We’re not currently in a position we want to be today, but we will be. And all we can do is work toward that. You have to get past it. You’ve got to spend some time in the trench to understand what the top of the mountain is like. We’ve done that. We’re trying to get ourselves back on the top where we feel like we want to be and where we belong.”

For tickets to the Lakeside Speedway event click here. For tickets to the Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway click here.

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

DRIVER POINTS
1. Brad Sweet –
2. Logan Schuchart -32
3. Donny Schatz -68
4. Sheldon Haudenschild -128
5. Carson Macedo -216

TEAM POINTS
1. Kasey Kahne Racing –
2. Jason Johnson Racing -12
3. Shark Racing -32
4. Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing -68
5. Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing -128

REMAINING RACES
Oct. 16 – Lakeside Speedway – Tickets
Oct. 17 – Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway – Tickets
Oct. 24 – Kokomo Speedway – Tickets
Nov. 5-7 – Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte – Tickets


 

 

Jason Johnson Racing will run a second car this weekend for Parker Price-Miller
By Nick Graziano 

Shane Stewart has been tabbed to drive Jason Johnson Racing’s #41 car this weekend and keep their championship hopes alive while David Gravel competes with the NASCAR Truck Series.

Stewart, of Bixby, OK, will run the car for his late friend’s team at Lakeside Speedway (Oct. 16) and at Lake Ozark Speedway (Oct. 17) for the second annual Jason Johnson Classic – which will pay $15,000 to win. Gravel is still scheduled to finish the year in the car after this weekend.

“It’s an honor to drive the JJR car this weekend for many reasons,” Stewart said in a tweet.

Jason Johnson Racing is in the middle of a tight battle for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series team championship, currently sitting 12 points behind Kasey Kahne Racing for the title lead with five races remaining. The team has collected six wins, 28 top-fives and 42 top-10s so far this year with Gravel and Parker Price-Miller, who filled in for the absent Gravel twice.

Along with Stewart having been a good friend with Jason Johnson, he also has one of the better records among the available drivers. He’s a 35-time World of Outlaws winner, picking up his most recent win at Williams Grove Speedway this year in the Indy Racing Parts #71 car. None of those wins have come at Lakeside or Lake Ozark but he finished fourth at both Lake Ozark events in May and aside from an issue that forced him to take a 24th-place finish at Lakeside last year, he hadn’t finished worse than sixth at the track the four years prior.

Between the Jason Johnson Classic being this weekend and both races being close to home for the Missouri-based JJR team, it will field a rare second car this weekend with Price-Miller behind the wheel. The Kokomo, IN driver will pilot the #141 car for JJR, using the team’s traditional black and white livery, while Stewart will run the red throwback scheme Gravel ran at Knoxville Raceway in August.

After this weekend, Stewart and Price-Miller, who had run for Dietz Motorsports all season, will finish the year driving for the Indy Race Parts team.

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

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Drivers Look To Make A Splash At Lakeside, Lake Ozark
Driver swaps, tight points battles and hungry local heroes on tap for Oct. 16 and Oct. 17 events

KANSAS CITY, KS — Oct. 12, 2020 — Pack your bags; we’re going to the lakes this weekend.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, on Fri., Oct. 16, returns to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS and on Sat., Oct. 17 returns to Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, MO for the second annual Jason Johnson Classic.

More than $20,000 in winnings will be on the line between the two events with the race at Lakeside paying $10,000-to-win and the Jason Johnson Classic paying $15,000-to-win – $1,000-to-start.

With five races remaining for the 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series tour, starting this weekend, positions and points becomes more critical each race. Reigning champion Brad Sweet leads the driver championship hunt by 32 points over Logan Schuchart and Kasey Kahne Racing leads the team title hunt by 12 points over Jason Johnson Racing.

If you can’t make it to the tracks, you can watch both nights of racing live on DIRTVision.

Here are the top storylines to follow this weekend:

JJR SHAKE UP: Jason Johnson Racing is in the middle of a tight battle for the team championship – currently 12 points back from the lead – but the team will be without its primary driver this weekend. David Gravel will miss both races to make another NASCAR Truck Series start.

Replacing Gravel will be Shane Stewart, of Bixby, OK, driving the red throwback #41. And with the Jason Johnson Classic being this weekend, Parker Price-Miller, of Kokomo, IN, who previously filled in for Gravel, will drive a #141 car for JJR, using the team’s traditional black and white livery. Stewart and Price-Miller will compete at Lakeside and Lake Ozark, with Stewart collecting points for JJR.

Both drivers have one win this year. Stewart finished fourth both nights at Lake Ozark in May, driving the Indy Race Parts #71, while Price-Miller finished 14th and 20th, respectively, driving the Dietz Motorsports #14 – which will not be in attendance this weekend. Last year, Stewart finished 24th at Lakeside and Price-Miller didn’t compete in the event.

SCHATZ’S SHOT: Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, has been chipping away at his points deficit to championship leader Brad Sweet each week. He enters the doubleheader weekend sitting 68 points behind Sweet in third. This weekend could also be his best shot of making a big gain to put himself closer in contention to compete for his 11th Series title.

Schatz brought Ford its first World of Outlaws victory in 21 years at Lakeside Speedway last year with the FPS 410 engine and he won the last race at Lake Ozark Speedway this year. A victory this weekend would also be his 300th career World of Outlaws win. He'll also have a teammate for the second week in a row with Tim Kaeding driving the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #14 car.

SWEET SPOT: Reigning champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, continues to hold the points lead with five races remaining. He helped his Kasey Kahne Racing team regain the points lead for the team championship at Port Royal Speedway last weekend, too.

Lakeside and Lake Ozark have been good tracks for Sweet in the past. He finished third at Lakeside last year and earned his sole World of Outlaws win at the track in 2016. Early this year, Sweet finished eighth and third at Lake Ozark and he claimed his first win at the track last year.

LAKE SHARK: Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, and his Shark Racing team are poised to get back into a consistent rhythm and go after their first World of Outlaws title. They enter the weekend coming off a strong fourth-place run at Port Royal Speedway, which helped him cut eight points off Sweet’s lead over him.

He’ll look to do that again this weekend at a couple of tracks he’s also found success at. While Schuchart has yet to win at Lakeside, he finished second at the track last year. And earlier this year he picked up his first win at Lake Ozark Speedway.

BROWN EYES HOME SUCCESS: Brian Brown, of Grain Valley, MO, who claimed his fourth Knoxville Raceway track championship this year, will hope to find some luck in his home territory this weekend with the World of Outlaws. He’s been unable to secure at top-15 finish in his last seven starts with the Series.

Lakeside could be a turning point for him. He led the first 12 laps of the Feature at the track last year before being passed by Donny Schatz for the win and having to settle for a fourth-place finish. Brown also won a Series race at the track in 2017. He attempted to make both Series races at Lake Ozark in May but was unable to make either.

AYRTON SHOWING GROWTH: One driver to keep an eye on this weekend, and for possibly years to come, is Ayrton Gennetten, of Gravois Mills, MO. The 21-year-old has been solid in his first seven Feature starts with the Series this year, collecting four top-15 finishes in his #3 car. He was in contention for a top-five at the Terre Haute Action Track, even challenging Donny Schatz to claim the spot, before getting involved in an accident.

He finished 16th and 13th, respectively, at Lake Ozark in May. This weekend will be his first Series appearance at Lakeside.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Fri., Oct. 16 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS. Event Info / Tickets
Sat., Oct. 17 at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, MO. Event Info / Tickets

ABOUT THE TRACK
Lakeside Speedway is a semi-banked 4/10-mile track.
Online – LakesideSpeedway.net
Track Record – 13.304 sec. set by Paul McMahan on June 7, 2014

Lake Ozark Speedway is a semi-banked 1/3-mile track.
Online – LakeOzarkSpeedway.net
Track Record – 11.111 set by Jason Sides on Oct. 19, 2019

1/3-MILE & 1/2-MILE WINNERS IN 2020
There have been 17 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 and Aug. 14, Kyle Larson won on June 12, June 13, Aug. 13 and Aug. 15
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 and Oct. 2, Donny Schatz won on Oct. 3
Devil’s Bowl Speedway: Logan Schuchart won on Sept. 19
Port Royal Speedway: Kyle Larson won on Oct. 9 and Oct. 10

There have been 13 races on a 1/3-mile track in 2020.
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55: Brad Sweet won on May 22, Kyle Larson won on May 23 and Aug. 8 and Sheldon Haudenschild on Aug. 7
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
Huset’s Speedway: Sheldon Haudenschild won on Sept. 5 and Kyle Larson won on Sept. 6

LAKESIDE SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2019 - Donny Schatz on Oct. 18
2018 – Daryn Pittman on Oct. 19
2017 – Brian Brown on Oct. 20
2016 – Brad Sweet on Oct. 21
2015 – Donny Schatz on July 1
2014 – Kerry Madsen on June 7
2013 – Craig Dollansky on June 8
2012 – Sammy Swindell on June 30
2011 – Steve Kinser on June 4
2010 – Steve Kinser on June 26
2003 – Daryn Pittman on June 21
2002 – Mark Kinser on April 24
2001 – Steve Kinser on April 24
1992 – Sammy Swindell on April 4*, Sammy Swindell on April 5*
1991 – Mark Kinser on November 9*, Sammy Swindell on November 10*
1981 - Doug Wolfgang on Sept. 11; Doug Wolfgang on May 11; Doug Wolfgang on April 17
1980 - Tim Green on April 18

LAKE OZARK SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2020 – Logan Schuchart on May 29, Donny Schatz on May 30
2019 – Brad Sweet on April 26, David Gravel on Oct. 19
2018 – Donny Schatz on May 4
2007 – Craig Dollansky
2005 – Tim Shaffer

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

DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
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 Sat., Oct. 24, returns to Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, IN. Click here for tickets.

2020 STATS
There have been 49 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (12 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 12
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 6
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 6
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 5
5 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (44 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 19
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 15
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 12
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 12
4 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 11
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 11
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 11
5 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 10
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 10
6 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 9
7 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 7
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 7
8 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 5
9 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 3
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 3
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 3
10 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 2
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 2
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 2
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
11 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 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
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Colby Copeland, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (20 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 6
2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 5
3 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
4 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 3
5 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 2
6 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (32 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 4
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
2 – Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 3
3 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 2
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 2
4 – 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
– Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Ill. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Tim Wagaman, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Steve Buckwalter, Royersford, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, N.D. – 1
– Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, Minn. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
­– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Henry Malcuit, Strasburg, Ohio – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg. Pa. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (18 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
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, Iowa – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 1
– Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Dylan Ciseny, Port Royal, Pa. – 1
– T.J. Stutts, Liverpool, Pa. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (5 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Skylar Gee, Leduc, AB, Canada
– Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 1
– Troy Wagaman, Jr., Hanover, Pa. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (25 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 26
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 20
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 18
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 15
5 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 14
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 14
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 8
7 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
8 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 4
9 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
10 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 2
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 2
11 – 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
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1
– Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, Pa. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (19 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 8
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
2 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 5
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, N.D. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Cap Henry, Republic, Ohio – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, Pa. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (17 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 278
2 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 214
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 207
4 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 201
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 180
6 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 80
7 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 78
8 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 74
9 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 62
10 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 58
11 – Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 40
12 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 37
13 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 32
14 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 30
15 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 10
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 10
16 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 3

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (19 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 6
2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 5
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 5
3 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
4 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw Wash. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1

NEW TRACK RECORDS (4 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – (TR)
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. (9.995 sec. at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55)
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. (11.061 sec. at Plymouth Speedway)
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. (12.490 sec. at Lawton Speedway)
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. (16.111 sec. at Williams Grove 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, May 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (1)
5. Fri., May 22 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (2)
6. Sat., May 23 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (1)
7. Friday, May 29 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Logan Schuchart (2)
8. Saturday, May 30 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Donny Schatz (2)
9. Friday, June 5 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (3)
10. Saturday, June 6 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (4)
11. Friday, June 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (2)
12. Saturday, June 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (3)
13. Friday, June 19 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Short (1)
14. Saturday, June 20 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (1)
15. Thursday, June 25 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Brad Sweet (5)
16. Friday, June 26 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (3)
17. Saturday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (4)
18. Friday, July 3 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (6)
19. Sat., July 4 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (7)
20. Friday, July 10 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA / Parker Price-Miller (1)
21. Saturday, July 11 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / David Gravel (2)
22. Sun., July 12 / Terre Haute Action Track / Terre Haute, IN / Logan Schuchart (5)
23. Tuesday, July 14 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Kyle Larson (4)
24. Tuesday, July 21 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, PA / Donny Schatz (3)
25. Thursday, July 23 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
26. Fri., July 24 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Shane Stewart (1)
27. Sat., July 25 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg. PA / David Gravel (3)
28. Fri., Aug. 7 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
29. Sat., Aug. 8 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (5)
30. Thurs., Aug. 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (6)
31. Fri., Aug. 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (4)
32. Sat., Aug. 15 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (7)
33. Fri., Aug. 21 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Kyle Larson (8)
34. Sat., Aug. 22 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, ND / Kyle Larson (9)
35. Sat., Aug. 29 / U.S. 36 Raceway / Osborn, MO / Sheldon Haudenschild (3)
36. Sun., Aug. 30 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE / Brad Sweet (8)
37. Sat., Sept. 5 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Sheldon Haudenschild (4)
38. Sun., Sept. 6 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Kyle Larson (10)
39. Fri., Sept. 11 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, KS / Jacob Allen (1)
40. Sat., Sept. 12 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, KS / Sheldon Haudenschild (5)
41. Fri., Sept. 18 / Lawton Speedway / Lawton, OK / Daryn Pittman (1)
42. Sat., Sept. 19 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / Logan Schuchart (6)
43. Thurs., Sept. 24 / Plymouth Speedway / Plymouth, IN / Donny Schatz (4)
44. Fri., Sept. 25 / Wayne County Speedway / Orrville, OH / Sheldon Haudenschild (6)
45. Sat., Sept. 26 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, PA / David Gravel (5)
46. Fri., Oct. 2 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / David Gravel (6)
47. Sat., Oct. 3 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Donny Schatz (5)
48. Fri., Oct. 9 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Kyle Larson (11)
49. Sat., Oct. 10 / Port Royal Speedway / Port Royal, PA / Kyle Larson (12)

 

 

DIRTVISION NAMES MOTORSPORTS BROADCAST EXEC JIM CHIAPPELLI AS GENERAL MANAGER

CONCORD, NC – Oct. 12, 2020 – DIRTVision, the world leader in dirt track racing live stream broadcasts, continues its rapid growth with the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing, in addition to several weekly tracks and coverage of racing in Australia.

In an effort to continue delivering fans the best broadcasts possible, DIRTVision continues to invest in its team, and is announcing Jim Chiappelli as the new DIRTVision General Manager. A veteran broadcast executive with extensive racing knowledge, Chiappelli joins the DIRTVision team after years at SPEED and Fox Sports as a coordinating producer, news director and studio producer responsible for many of the shows race fans have come to love.

Chiappelli and the World of Outlaws have a long history, with the two working together to bring World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing highlights to shows like The SPEED Report and Wind Tunnel.

“Working alongside Jim through the years has always been a pleasure,” Director of Broadcast and Technology Brian Dunlap said. “Not only do his accomplishments during his tenure at SPEED speak for themselves, but Jim was an advocate for our sport ensuring World of Outlaws and short track racing coverage was included on SPEED Report and Wind Tunnel each week.

“One of the great aspects of DIRTVision is the how the development, growth and direction has always been a collaborative effort. As we continue to develop the product and brand, I am excited Jim will be part of the team shaping DIRTVision’s future.”

For his part, in addition to producing award-winning programing, Chiappelli has been involved in developing the skills and talents of behind-the-scenes young producers and directors, making him a perfect fit for the growth DIRTVision is experiencing.

“I am absolutely thrilled to join the DIRTVision family,” Chiappelli said. “This really brings my career full-circle as I grew up attending dirt track races in Pennsylvania and went on to cover every major motorsports series in the world. My family has been involved in racing for more than 40 years, so grass-roots racing is part of my DNA.”

DIRTVision is the premier dirt racing broadcast provider. From LIVE race coverage to historical races, it’s a one-stop-shop for exclusive video and audio coverage of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, Knoxville Raceway, Williams Grove Speedway, Attica Raceway Park, the many divisions of DIRTcar Racing, the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship, the Ultimate Speedway Challenge, Valvoline Raceway, Murray Machining & Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway, Hi-Tec Oils Speedway and other major events from Down Under.

 

 

ROYAL SWEEP: Kyle Larson Claims Back To Back Victories At Port Royal
Kasey Kahne Racing reclaims the team championship points lead from Jason Johnson Racing

PORT ROYAL, PA — Oct. 10, 2020 — The ink hadn’t even dried on the page before Kyle Larson had another accomplishment to be written in his 2020 book of dirt racing records.

Less than 24 hours after winning the opening night of the Nittany Showdown at Port Royal Speedway on Friday, Larson, of Elk Grove, CA, swept the weekend by winning Saturday night's $15,000-to-win finale, earning his 20th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory – tying him with Greg Hodnett for 27th on the Series all-time wins list. It was also the third time he’s swept a doubleheader weekend with the Series in 2020.

“Another awesome race car,” Larson said. “Can’t thank everybody enough. There’s a lot of people that help (owner and crew chief) Paul’s (Silva) team do what we do, and we can’t do it without them.”

His victory didn’t come without a pinch of luck, though. While Larson had the dominate car Friday night, Brent Marks, of Myerstown, PA, did what few have been able to do all year during Saturday night’s race; he passed Larson for the lead.

It first took 27 laps of eye widening racing to get to the point.

PA Posse members Lance Dewease, of Fayetteville, PA, and Anthony Macri, of Dillsburg, PA, lined up on the front row, poised to end the Posse’s losing streak against the Outlaws this year and not be shutout of a win for the first time since 2008.

When the 30-lap Feature commenced, Dewease pulled ahead with the lead and Larson wasted little time to catapult himself from fourth to second on the opening lap. Dewease used the clean air to his advantage and gapped Larson by about a second in the opening laps. However, he almost lost everything when he hit the wall in Turn 2.

Keeping his throttle control and steering in line, Dewease was able to recover from his mistake and continue with no issues. The only problem it presented for him was it allowed Larson to close in. And once Larson had Dewease within reach, his charge was imminent.

Larson and Dewease waged a two-lap war for the lead on Laps 9 and 10 before the Finley Farms #57 prevailed as the victor. The race was now Larson’s to lose.

On a restart with 14 laps to go, Marks was poised to be the one to make Larson lose it. He powered around the outside of Sheldon Haudenschild to take third and then made quick work of Dewease to steal second. Larson pulled away to about a second lead, but Marks had the high side mastered and cut a tenth of a second off Larson’s lead each lap. And once lap traffic came into play, Larson’s reign at the front started crumpling.

Marks, a Posse member that used to be a full-time Outlaw, was on the hunt for his first Series win in 2020 and to end that Posse losing streak. With three laps to go, he held the key to accomplish both feats. But before he could get a grip on it, a caution took it away.

Larson got held up by the lap car of Spencer Bayston while trying to pass him around the bottom, giving Marks a surprising run around the top to power around Larson for the lead down the backstretch. Seconds later, yellow lights flashed around the track for Kerry Madsen, who stopped on the track with a right front issue. With the lap no completed, Larson was able to keep the lead for the restart.

“I’m a little disappointed but it’s hard to be disappointed with second with the World of Outlaws, especially against Kyle,” Marks said. “For once we had a better car than he did. It just didn’t work out. It’s all good. I’m really proud of our team.”

When the green flag waved for the final time Saturday night, Larson launched ahead of Marks on the start and pulled away to his 12th Series victory of the season in 24 starts and 41st dirt racing victory in 81 starts this year.

“I definitely got really lucky there,” Larson said. “Marks surprised me when he ripped around me. Honestly, I thought Lance (Dewease) would be the guy coming. I peeked back and I could see someone was running the middle and I thought it was Lance. I should’ve peeked at the board I guess and seen the 5 (car of Marks) was coming and I would’ve known where he was running. I would’ve been more aggressive when I got to traffic. I got lucky and I’ll take it.”

Dewease rounded out the podium and championship contender Logan Schuchart finished fourth – earning the KSE Racing Hard Charger Award with his run from 12th to fourth. Schuchart’s finish also helped him chip away at reigning champion Brad Sweet’s points lead. He’s now 32 points behind Sweet – who finished eighth.

“It’s nice just to go forward,” said Schuchart, of Hanover, PA. “We’ve been so consistent for so long. And to be at the front of the points, you have to be consistent to be up there. Just says how are team is running. For the last few weeks, for whatever reason, we’ve been struggling a little bit. But these Drydene guys they keep working hard and we just keeping working at it. You’re going to have good nights and bad nights. Hopefully more good than bad.”

Sweet’s eighth-place finish was good enough to help his Kasey Kahne Racing team reclaim the points lead for the team championship from Jason Johnson Racing. David Gravel, driving the JJR #41, finished 21st, allowing KKR to move to a 12-point lead ahead of JJR.

With five races remaining this season, there’s five more chances for Larson to add a new World of Outlaws record to his book and five more important events to determine the 2020 champion.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, on Fri., Oct. 16, returns to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS. Click here to get tickets.

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. 57-Kyle Larson [4][$15,000]; 2. 5-Brent Marks [8][$5,700]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [1][$3,500]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12][$3,000]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5][$2,600]; 6. 18-Gio Scelzi [3][$2,400]; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [10][$2,300]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$2,200]; 9. 2-Carson Macedo [7][$2,150]; 10. 1-Logan Wagner [13][$2,100]; 11. 15-Donny Schatz [16][$1,600]; 12. 72-Daryn Pittman [20][$1,350]; 13. 48-Danny Dietrich [21][$1,300]; 14. 2X-Dylan Cisney [11][$1,200]; 15. 9-James McFadden [22][$1,100]; 16. 21-Brian Brown [24][$1,000]; 17. 10X-Ryan Smith [19][$900]; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen [15][$850]; 19. 11-T.J. Stutts [26][$]; 20. 14S-Tony Stewart [23][$800]; 21. 41-David Gravel [18][$800]; 22. 83-Spencer Bayston [25][$]; 23. 2C-Wayne Johnson [28][$]; 24. 2M-Kerry Madsen [14][$800]; 25. 51-Freddie Rahmer [17][$800]; 26. 11K-Kraig Kinser [27][$]; 27. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [9][$800]; 28. 39M-Anthony Macri [2][$800]; Lap Leaders: Lance Dewease 1-10, Kyle Larson 11-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+8]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 18-Gio Scelzi, 16.095; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.227; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.229; 4. 2X-Dylan Cisney, 16.322; 5. 1-Logan Wagner, 16.346; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.367; 7. 9-James McFadden, 16.373; 8. 83-Spencer Bayston, 16.391; 9. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 16.462; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.489; 11. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.541; 12. 10X-Ryan Smith, 16.604; 13. 15B-Zach Hampton, 16.619; 14. 91F-Tony Fiore, 16.631; 15. 55-Mike Wagner, 16.762; 16. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey, 16.834; 17. 19M-Landon Myers, 16.857; 18. 33M-Mason Daniel, 16.98; 19. 57J-Jeff Miller, 17.056; 20. 11-T.J. Stutts, 17.112; 21. 47K-Kody Lehman, 17.232; 22. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 17.237; 23. 880-Drew Ritchey, 17.321; 24. 6-Bill Rose, 17.337; 25. 12-Brent Shearer, 17.355; 26. 12W-Troy Fraker, 18.759

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 2-Carson Macedo, 16.233; 2. 5-Brent Marks, 16.235; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.34; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.342; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.363; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.512; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 16.532; 8. 57-Kyle Larson, 16.542; 9. 41-David Gravel, 16.564; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.591; 11. 21-Brian Brown, 16.647; 12. 72-Daryn Pittman, 16.682; 13. 14S-Tony Stewart, 16.705; 14. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.834; 15. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 16.911; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.925; 17. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.001; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.001; 19. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.11; 20. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 17.169; 21. 29-Michael Bauer, 17.323; 22. 73B-Brett Michalski, 17.359; 23. 54-Zach Newlin, 17.582; 24. 97-Brie Hershey, 18.002; 25. 15X-Mark Bitner, 18.584

 

 

RECORD WRITER: Kyle Larson Wins Nittany Showdown Opening Night
Brad Sweet avoids potential disaster to increase points lead, while Jason Johnson Racing extends its team championship points lead

PORT ROYAL, PA — Oct. 9, 2020 — Refill the ink and turn the page. Kyle Larson added another line to his 2020 book of dirt racing records Friday at Port Royal Speedway.

During the opening night of the Nittany Showdown, the Elk Grove, CA driver won his 11th World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event in 23 starts and his 40th dirt track event in 80 overall starts this year – which includes a Late Model win at Port Royal in August.

“I would’ve liked to have gotten to 30 (wins). That was probably a more realistic goal,” Larson said with a smirk. “But once we got racing... this is the most I’ve ever raced with Paul. We usually only do 25 to 30 shows. I think with us getting to race more together, days in a row, too, it helped us get into a rhythm. I think that’s why we had such a strong summer.”

Larson didn’t let anyone else have a thought of victory in the 25-lap Feature. He cleared the 26-car field by the exit of Turn 4 on the initial start and extended the rope of time between he and second-place Danny Dietrich each lap. By Lap 5, Larson already had a two second lead on the PA Posse member.

While Larson set sail around the top of the half-mile track, the championship points contenders were hunting for every position they could. Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz, who started the night setting Quick Time, eventually fell from fifth to seven and David Gravel fell from seventh to eighth. Further behind them, reigning champion Brad Sweet and Logan Schuchart were trying to fight their way forward, starting 15th and 21st, respectively.

Several drivers, including Sweet, were involved in an accident in Turn 4 with 10 laps to go. The wreck resulted and Carson Macedo and Lance Dewease’s nights coming to an end, but Sweet had minimal damage and was able to continue. He made his way back through the field to finish 11th, while Schuchart finished 12th.

By virtue of their finishes, Sweet now leads Schuchart by 40 points for the driver points title. Schatz continues to sit third in points, but is now 62 points behind Sweet, closing in on the championship battle for the second race in a row. Sweet’s Kasey Kahne Racing team did lose points to Gravel’s Jason Johnson Racing team for the team championship title hunt, though. JJR now leads KKR by 14 points.

The Lap 10 wreck was the sole caution of the night, giving Dietrich and third-place Sheldon Haudenschild their best shot at challenging Larson. On the restart, Dietrich tossed his car to the bottom of Turn 1 and pulled even with Larson. However, Larson had the better momentum around the top and launch ahead of him down the backstretch.

Even with lap cars in his way, Larson didn’t let anything slow his march to victory and crossed the finish line having led all 25 laps.

“I felt really good in the (DIRTVision Fast Pass) Dash there. Really really good,” Larson said. “The balance of the car felt different in the Feature. But I felt like I could still maintain good grip off and I could slide lappers and not lose too much momentum. I knew my car was good. It always is. As the race went on, I started to slide more but got a good enough start on the restarts to maintain a decent gap. Awesome car again. Can’t say enough about everyone who works on it.”

Dietrich’s runner-up finish is his best showing in 12 races with the Series this season. It was also the best showing for a PA Posse member. If he or another Posse member is unable to win Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win Nittany Showdown finale, it will be the first time since 2008 that the PA Posse has been shutout of winning in their home territory against the Outlaws.

“He’s (Larson) really good on the restarts,” said Dietrich, of Gettysburg, PA. “Going to the bottom (on the restarts) was not the place to be but it was the only option if you wanted to try and pass him. Just really happy with the car. We made huge improvements from last week.”

Sheldon Haudenschild rounded out the podium – his seventh podium finish in his last 15 World of Outlaws starts.

“To come out of here with a podium is good,” said Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH. “Just building for tomorrow.”

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, on Sat., Oct. 10, returns to Port Royal Speedway for the $15,000-to-win Nittany Showdown Finale. Click here for tickets.

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

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1][$8,000]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [2][$4,000]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$2,500]; 4. 18-Gio Scelzi [6][$2,200]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4][$2,100]; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri [8][$2,000]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$1,800]; 8. 41-David Gravel [7][$1,600]; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer [20][$1,500]; 10. 2M-Kerry Madsen [10][$1,300]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [15][$1,200]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21][$1,100]; 13. 14S-Tony Stewart [9][$1,000]; 14. 9-James McFadden [11][$700]; 15. 5-Brent Marks [13][$600]; 16. 11-T.J. Stutts [19][$600]; 17. 10X-Ryan Smith [14][$600]; 18. 21-Brian Brown [17][$600]; 19. 72-Daryn Pittman [22][$600]; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen [18][$600]; 21. 83-Spencer Bayston [25][$]; 22. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [24][$600]; 23. 2X-Dylan Cisney [26][$]; 24. 2-Carson Macedo [16][$600]; 25. 69K-Lance Dewease [12][$600]; 26. 55-Mike Wagner [23][$600]; Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson 1-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 51-Freddie Rahmer[+11]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.19; 2. 18-Gio Scelzi, 15.308; 3. 41-David Gravel, 15.318; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri, 15.354; 5. 14S-Tony Stewart, 15.361; 6. 9-James McFadden, 15.365; 7. 21-Brian Brown, 15.368; 8. 55-Mike Wagner, 15.435; 9. 72-Daryn Pittman, 15.456; 10. 11-T.J. Stutts, 15.49; 11. 5-Brent Marks, 15.546; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.58; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.647; 14. 1-Logan Wagner, 15.688; 15. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey, 15.735; 16. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 15.769; 17. 19M-Landon Myers, 15.88; 18. 33M-Mason Daniel, 15.962; 19. 2X-Dylan Cisney, 15.981; 20. 57J-Jeff Miller, 16.054; 21. 12-Brent Shearer, 16.056; 22. 73B-Brett Michalski, 16.146; 23. 47K-Kody Lehman, 16.218; 24. 12W-Troy Fraker, 17.023

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.349; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 15.408; 3. 57-Kyle Larson, 15.452; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 15.465; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 15.587; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease, 15.605; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.654; 8. 2-Carson Macedo, 15.69; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.698; 10. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 15.769; 11. 10X-Ryan Smith, 15.773; 12. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 15.805; 13. 83-Spencer Bayston, 15.824; 14. 91F-Tony Fiore, 15.927; 15. 99M-Kyle Moody, 15.948; 16. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 15.955; 17. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 15.983; 18. 54-Zach Newlin, 16.158; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.202; 20. 880-Drew Ritchey, 16.245; 21. 6-Bill Rose, 16.416; 22. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 16.524; 23. 97-Brie Hershey, 16.598; 24. 15B-Zach Hampton, NT

 

 

ROAD TO WORLD FINALS: Jason Johnson Racing In Contention For First Team Championship
David Gravel has helped propel JJR to the team championship points lead with seven races to go

PORT ROYAL, PA — Oct. 6, 2020 — Jason Johnson always had the goal of turning Jason Johnson Racing into a championship caliber team.

That goal has become a reality this year with JJR taking the points lead in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series team championship with seven races remaining.

“For us to be in the hunt right now is pretty special,” said Philip Dietz, crew chief of the JJR #41 and cousin of the late Jason Johnson.

JJR currently holds an eight-point lead over Kasey Kahne Racing in the team championship battle, heading into the Oct. 9-10 Nittany Showdown at Port Royal Speedway. A title win this year would be the first for the Missouri-based team.

Their driver David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, has yet to win at the half-mile track, but he’s been on one of the best streaks in the Series. Gravel has collected 30 top-10 finishes in his last 31 races, which includes five of his six wins this season. He isn’t in contention for the driver championship due to missing two races to run an ARCA Series race and a NASCAR Truck Series race, but with Parker Price-Miller filling in for him in those two events – finishing 14th and ninth – JJR has been able to challenge the likes of KKR, Shark Racing and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing for the team championship title.

“Obviously, if I can help JJR propel and win a championship is something really cool for me,” Gravel said. “I’m kind of torn as how the season has gone. I’m going to try my best. I try my best every night and see where it ends up. There’s still a lot of racing to go. We’re racing every weekend until the World Finals pretty much, so a lot could happen.”

Gravel and his team have been on a hot streak in the last 10 events, collecting wins at Lernerville Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway and earning seven podiums in that time.

Their recent string of success is due to a combination of Gravel’s experience and recent changes the team has made to the Mesilla Valley Transportation #41 machine, according to Dietz. And the seven remaining events will provide a good opportunity for them to keep that streak going. Gravel will look to win the Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway – scheduled for Oct. 17 – for the second year in a row and will try to sweep the World Finals – Nov. 5-7 – for the second consecutive year, as well.

Whether they’re competing for a championship or not, wins will be the prime motivation each race. However, points will still be on the back of their minds.

“We think about it,” Dietz said about considering the team’s points situation. “We don’t dwell on it. We go out and try to be the best we can each night. At the end of the season, the best car wins. It sure would be cool for our team. It’s cool to just be in the hunt. (Reigning champion) Brad (Sweet) and (Logan) Schuchart, they’ve both been really good this year. We’ll just keep plugging away. Hopefully we can be there at the end.”

Click here to get tickets to the Oct. 9-10 Nittany Showdown at Port Royal Speedway.

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

TEAM POINTS
1. Jason Johnson Racing --
2. Kasey Kahne Racing -8
3. Shark Racing -46
4. Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing -78
5. Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing -158

DRIVER POINTS
1. Brad Sweet --
2. Logan Schuchart -38
3. Donny Schatz -70
4. Sheldon Haudenschild -150
5. Carson Macedo -188

REMAINING RACES
Oct. 9-10 – Nittany Showdown at Port Royal Speedway – Tickets
Oct. 16 – Lakeside Speedway – Tickets
Oct. 17 – Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway – Tickets
Oct. 24 – Kokomo Speedway – Tickets
Nov. 5-7 – Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

 

 

JUST WHAT HE NEEDED: Donny Schatz claims sixth National Open title, $75K top prize
Jason Johnson Racing takes team points lead and Brad Sweet loses points in the driver title hunt

MECHANICSBURG, PA — Oct. 3, 2020 — Ten-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz doesn’t need extra motivation to win.

But when given, especially if given in a callous manor, get ready to write the check. And Williams Grove Speedway did. A big one. The biggest check they’ve even written and the biggest one awarded to a Sprint Car driver this year.

Schatz, of Fargo, ND, won his sixth Champion Racing Oil National Open at this historic half-mile and claimed the $75,000 top prize awarded with it Saturday night.

However, before doing so, he got a little rambunctious with his victory lap and put his CARQUEST #15 into the wall in Turn 3, knocking the steering out of it. All in good fun, though.

“I was probably pretty excited,” Schatz said. “I was trying to wave at them guys in the infield in Turn 3. They told me that I suck before the race started, so I figured that I would remind them that before that race I was the only five-time National Open champion. Now it’s six. Thank you, guys, for the motivation in Turn 3. That’s just what I needed.”

The win is his fifth of the season and 299th of his career.

Getting to it took patience and aggression. Especially with Kyle Larson lurking behind him in the closing laps.

Schatz won his Drydene Heat Race and then finished fourth in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, which was won by David Gravel, who won Friday’s race at Williams Grove in dominating fashion.

Gravel, of Watertown, CT, led every lap Friday night and won my more than two seconds. That made him a favor to earn his three National Open title on Saturday. However, when the green flag unraveled in the air, Logan Schuchart stole the spotlight.

From the outside pole, Schuchart darted ahead of Gravel off Turn 4 and had the Mesillva Valley Transportation #41 cleared before they entered the first corner. Schatz pulled a similar move on Schuchart’s teammate, Jacob Allen, and stole third before the leaders crossed the starting line.

Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, held command out front for the first 11 laps before a caution dampened his chances of winning a National Open title. Gravel kept pace with the Drydene #1S on the restart and stayed close enough down the back stretch to throw a slider underneath it into Turn 3. He cleared Schuchart off the corner and set course for a weekend sweep. Behind him, Schatz took advantage of Schuchart’s wide exit off Turn 4 to sneak by into the runner-up spot.

“I feel like we made the right decision, starting on the outside there (on the restart),” Schuchart said. “There was a little bit more grip in the middle of the racetrack. I felt like if I could hold David (Gravel) down a bit I could get the jump. He kept getting better and better at it (restarts). The more times he got a shot at it we were even out of (Turn) four.”

Gravel was unable to run away with the lead like he had Friday night. Schatz had a rope hooked to the #41 car and pulled himself closer to it every lap. With 19 laps to go, Schatz snuck underneath Gravel into Turn 1 and pulled ahead of him off Turn 2.

From then on, Schatz made it his race to lose. Gravel faded and Schuchart couldn’t make up ground once he got back to second.

Larson was on the hunt, though. With 15 laps to go, he moved into third. With 14 laps to go, he was second. Initially, Larson was unable to cut into the two second gap Schatz had on him. But with five laps to go, he found a surge. The gap between he and Schatz shrunk each corner. He threw everything he had at the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing machine after passing the white flag.

He looked low in Turn 1. Wasn’t enough. He tried going high in Turn 3, nearly pulling even with Schatz through the corner, but the wall and his right rear didn’t get along. Schatz pulled away with the big win, while Larson had to settle for his second runner-up finish in a row at the track.

“I knew Donny (Schatz) was getting to traffic and he’d went to the top in Turns 1 and 2 to get around somebody there earlier and made it work,” Larson said. “I knew he would do that again. I was just hoping that I would be close enough off Turn 4 to be there to get to his inside when he went to the top. Just wasn’t quite close enough and tried just running the top there to do what I could, even though I knew a miracle was going to have to happen.”

Schuchart rounded out the podium, which helped him cut a few points off of Sweet’s championship lead. Sweet, who finished 10th, now leads the driver championship by 38 points over Schuchart in second and by 70 points over Schatz in third.

With Gravel finishing fourth, that moved Jason Johnson Racing to the points lead for the team championship. JJR is currently eight points ahead of Sweet’s Kasey Kahne Racing team with seven races to go.

Schatz admitted 2020 has been one of his worst seasons, coming off an eight season stretch of winning 11 or more races. However, winning the biggest Sprint Car event of 2020 has been a welcomed boost.

“Feels good to win that race,” Schatz said. “We tried something in the Dash. Wasn’t all that great but rebounded. “Scuba” (Crew Chief Steve Swenson) changed the car back. He made the right call and did a great job. We’re standing here.”

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, on Oct. 9-10, returns to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA for the Nittany Showdown. Click here for tickets.

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 [4][$75,000]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [5][$12,000]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$7,500]; 4. 41-David Gravel [1][$4,000]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6][$3,500]; 6. 72-Daryn Pittman [8][$3,000]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [3][$2,700]; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri [13][$2,500]; 9. 5-Brent Marks [17][$2,200]; 10. 49-Brad Sweet [12][$2,100]; 11. 69K-Lance Dewease [23][$2,000]; 12. 51-Freddie Rahmer [19][$1,650]; 13. 9-James McFadden [7][$1,550]; 14. 71-Shane Stewart [21][$1,200]; 15. 26-Cory Eliason [10][$1,100]; 16. 2-Carson Macedo [25][$50]; 17. 21-Brian Brown [24][$1,000]; 18. 48-Danny Dietrich [14][$1,000]; 19. 5C-Dylan Cisney [20][$1,000]; 20. 2M-Kerry Madsen [15][$1,000]; 21. 11-T.J. Stutts [26][$]; 22. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [11][$1,000]; 23. 24-Lucas Wolfe [28][$]; 24. 14-Parker Price-Miller [18][$1,000]; 25. 6-Bill Rose [29][$]; 26. O7-Bill Balog [22][$1,000]; 27. 83-Spencer Bayston [27][$]; 28. 87-Aaron Reutzel [16][$1,000]; 29. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [9][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-11, David Gravel 12-21, Donny Schatz 22-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 69K-Lance Dewease[+12]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.685; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.807; 3. 57-Kyle Larson, 16.851; 4. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 16.953; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.989; 6. 9-James McFadden, 16.998; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.018; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 17.069; 9. 21-Brian Brown, 17.122; 10. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 17.125; 11. 13-Paul McMahan, 17.161; 12. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.178; 13. 83-Spencer Bayston, 17.186; 14. 39-Justin Peck, 17.254; 15. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.275; 16. 11Z-Zeb Wise, 17.285; 17. 5-Brent Marks, 17.302; 18. 1-Logan Wagner, 17.308; 19. 11-T.J. Stutts, 17.324; 20. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 17.338; 21. 1X-Chad Trout, 17.355; 22. 33M-Mason Daniel, 17.515; 23. 12-Brent Shearer, 17.523; 24. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.563; 25. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.688; 26. 73B-Brett Michalski, 17.765; 27. 6-Bill Rose, 17.962

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 71-Shane Stewart, 17.103; 2. 41-David Gravel, 17.156; 3. 17X-Ian Madsen, 17.176; 4. 72-Daryn Pittman, 17.227; 5. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 17.316; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 17.351; 7. 26-Cory Eliason, 17.355; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 17.379; 9. 15-Donny Schatz, 17.389; 10. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 17.391; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 17.464; 12. 69K-Lance Dewease, 17.488; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 17.507; 14. 2-Carson Macedo, 17.51; 15. O7-Bill Balog, 17.602; 16. 18-Gio Scelzi, 17.691; 17. 35-Zach Hampton, 17.703; 18. 19M-Landon Myers, 17.708; 19. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.741; 20. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.768; 21. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 17.932; 22. 54-Zach Newlin, 17.966; 23. 21P-Brian Montieth, 18.031; 24. 49H-Bradley Howard, 18.262; 25. 75-Nicole Bower, 18.297; 26. 19-Troy Wagaman, 18.392; 27. 12W-Troy Fraker, 18.875

 

 

OPENING ATTACK: David Gravel Wins At Williams Grove In His 600th Start
Brad Sweet gains in driver points but loses in team points to Jason Johnson Racing

MECHANICSBURG, PA — Oct. 2, 2020 — David Gravel made the most of his 600th career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series start at Williams Grove Speedway Friday night.

He won the opening night of the National Open – his sixth win of the season and second in a row at the historic half-mile – took home the $10,000 check and made big gains for Jason Johnson Racing in the team championship.

His path to victory consisted of a dominate reign out front, leading all 25 laps and crossing the finish line by 2.5 seconds ahead of Kyle Larson.

“I had a couple of close calls,” said Gravel, of Watertown, CT. “I had no idea what kind of lead I had. When I passed a lap car, they poked their nose at me, and I didn’t think that was a very good corner. It was a lot of work up there on the curb. It started getting built up pretty big. I knew I just had to attack, attack, attack. When Kyle (Larson) is behind you, know who you have to run all 25 laps hard.”

Riding the high of his win at Lernerville Speedway last week, Gravel – who already had seven wins at Williams Grove, including his Summer Nationals win in July – showed his strength early by setting Quick Time in his qualifying flight. He then won his Drydene Heat Race and went on to finish second in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash behind PA Posse member Freddie Rahmer.

However, the runner-up finish proved to benefit Gravel more than the win did for Rahmer. By starting on the outside pole for the 25-lap Feature, Gravel got the jump on Rahmer at the start and ran away like a thief out of a bank.

In the first five laps of the Feature, Gravel had already pulled ahead of Rahmer by 2.2 seconds. Lap traffic came into play the next lap but had no hinderance on the Mesilla Valley Transportation #41. Keeping his foot to the floor, Gravel gained tenths every lap on Rahmer. And while he pulled away, Rahmer found himself under attack by Larson.

Rahmer and Larson waged war throughout the final half of the race for the runner-up spot. There was no consideration for space between the two cars. Larson closed to Rahmer’s tail tank in the corners, but Rahmer could pull ahead down the straightaways. Then came the dance of slide jobs. Larson would dive underneath him and Rahmer would slide him back. It wasn’t until Lap 23 that Larson finally completed the pass and looked to run down Gravel.

Larson ran out of time to do so, though. He cut about a second off of Gravel's lead in three laps but had to settle for the runner-up spot.

“He (Gravel) was really fast,” Larson said. “He’s been really fast here at Williams Grove no matter what team he’s with. He got a good start there and got the lead and set the pace. He picked off some lappers and didn’t get hung up at all. It didn’t allow us to close on him. I felt really really good. I feel like if I cleared Freddie (Rahmer) the first time I tried I would have been able to run Gravel down.”

Rahmer – the current track points leader at Williams Grove – rounded out the podium. The PA Posse has now lost eight straight Series races in Pennsylvania to the Outlaws.

“The big part of the race is trying to get the lead on the start, and I didn’t get a good start,” Rahmer said. “I didn’t bring them around at a fast-enough pace for how our car fired off. And he got through lap cars better than us. I didn’t think Larson was that much better than I was. We were running each other pretty hard. He just got by me at the end.”

With Gravel’s win tonight, and points leader Brad Sweet finishing 11th, Jason Johnson Racing is now only four points behind Sweet’s Kasey Kahne Racing team for the team championship points lead.

For the driver championship, Sweet was able to gain points again on Logan Schuchart, who finished 17th. Sweet now holds a 52-point lead over Schuchart and a 90-point lead over 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, who sits third in points.

Tomorrow, Gravel will compete for his third National Open title at Williams Grove and the illustrious $75,000 top prize.

“It’s all about putting yourself in position,” Gravel said. “You’re not going to win every time from the front row, but you like your chances.”

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, on Sat., Oct. 3, returns to Williams Grove Speedway for the $75,000-to-win Champion Racing Oil National Open.

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. 41-David Gravel [2][$10,000]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [3][$5,000]; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer [1][$3,000]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8][$2,700]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [5][$2,500]; 6. 71-Shane Stewart [4][$2,200]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$2,000]; 8. 69K-Lance Dewease [14][$1,800]; 9. 9-James McFadden [6][$1,600]; 10. 2M-Kerry Madsen [9][$1,450]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [22][$1,300]; 12. 5-Brent Marks [15][$1,200]; 13. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [17][$1,100]; 14. 18-Gio Scelzi [12][$1,000]; 15. 21P-Brian Montieth [11][$950]; 16. 2-Carson Macedo [25][$200]; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart [20][$850]; 18. 48-Danny Dietrich [24][$750]; 19. 26-Cory Eliason [13][$725]; 20. 72-Daryn Pittman [16][$700]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [7][$700]; 22. 11-T.J. Stutts [19][$700]; 23. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [26][$]; 24. 14-Parker Price-Miller [21][$700]; 25. 11K-Kraig Kinser [29][$]; 26. 11Z-Zeb Wise [23][$700]; 27. 7S-Jason Sides [30][$]; 28. 21-Brian Brown [18][$700]; 29. 83-Spencer Bayston [27][$]; 30. 24-Lucas Wolfe [28][$]; Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+11]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 71-Shane Stewart, 16.111; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.371; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.403; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.404; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 16.416; 6. 11-T.J. Stutts, 16.448; 7. 26-Cory Eliason, 16.518; 8. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 16.524; 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.543; 10. 21P-Brian Montieth, 16.544; 11. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.612; 12. 1-Logan Wagner, 16.723; 13. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.725; 14. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 16.726; 15. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.733; 16. 1X-Chad Trout, 16.787; 17. 99M-Kyle Moody, 16.806; 18. 1W-Matt Campbell, 16.843; 19. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 16.917; 20. 6X-Ryan Smith, 16.94; 21. 19M-Landon Myers, 16.964; 22. 5-Brent Marks, 16.982; 23. 12-Brent Shearer, 17.009; 24. 83-Spencer Bayston, 17.068; 25. 49H-Bradley Howard, 17.149; 26. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 17.191; 27. 73B-Brett Michalski, 17.559; 28. 12W-Troy Fraker, 17.946; 29. 39-Justin Peck, NT

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 41-David Gravel, 16.419; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 16.5; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.594; 4. 9-James McFadden, 16.671; 5. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.682; 6. 18-Gio Scelzi, 16.699; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.745; 8. 72-Daryn Pittman, 16.771; 9. 11Z-Zeb Wise, 16.82; 10. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 16.85; 11. 21-Brian Brown, 16.905; 12. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.913; 13. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.926; 14. 17X-Ian Madsen, 16.951; 15. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.986; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 17.015; 17. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.049; 18. 2-Carson Macedo, 17.052; 19. 17BX-Steve Buckwalter, 17.072; 20. 91F-Tony Fiore, 17.145; 21. 17B-Bill Balog, 17.182; 22. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 17.216; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.243; 24. 19-Troy Wagaman, 17.26; 25. 33M-Mason Daniel, 17.631; 26. 35-Zach Hampton, 17.677; 27. 6-Bill Rose, 17.745; 28. 54-Zach Newlin, 17.78

 

 

New Huge Video Screens to Begin Rolling Out at World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing Events Beginning This Weekend at Williams Grove Speedway

More entertainment for fans in grandstands builds on DIRTVision content to enhance events

CONCORD, NC — Oct. 2, 2020 — The World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing video production team continues to find innovative ways to deliver added value to fans, both watching DIRTVision online and for those in the grandstands.

New 27-foot LED Jumbotrons will begin rolling out across the various World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing series in 2021, with the first one already appearing this weekend during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway. Then they’ll enhance the Drydene World Short Track Championship and Can-Am World Finals, setting the stage for the full 2021 rollout at World of Outlaws and DIRTcar events across the country.

“We have worked hard to make our DIRTVision broadcasts second to none for fans who are watching from home,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. “At the same time, we want to make sure fans at the events are equally entertained not just by the incredible racing on the track, but now with these huge LED video boards that will give fans so much more information and add so much to the show.”

These 27-foot LED Jumbotrons will operate separately from the DIRTVision broadcast, conveying additional video information and entertainment for fans on site.

“We will have a dedicated crew working in conjunction with the DIRTVision team producing content specific for our new LED screens,” said World of Outlaws Director of Broadcast & Technology Brian Dunlap. “From on-track action to driver information to behind the scenes work area coverage, we plan to deliver fans in the stands content throughout the events to continue keeping them entertained from the time gates open until the checkered flag waves.”

For more on upcoming World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing events, click WorldofOutlaws.com and DIRTcarRacing.com.

Watch DIRTVision to see this weekend’s $75,000-to-win Champion Racing Oil National Open on Friday and Saturday featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars taking on the vaunted PA Posse.

 

 

ROAD TO WORLD FINALS: Haudenschild Targets Points, Wins
Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing poised to end the 2020 season with big gains

MECHANICSBURG, PA — Sept. 30, 2020 — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. wanted to see Sheldon Haudenschild and his Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing team finish inside the top-five in points at the end of the season.

With nine races remaining on the 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series tour – starting with the Oct. 2-3 Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway – his wish will likely come true.

Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, is currently fourth in the Series standing – 124 points ahead of sixth-place David Gravel – and one of five drivers still in contention for the 2020 championship. He's 156 points behind reigning champion Brad Sweet for the points lead and 58 points behind 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz for third in the standings.

While winning is the main goal every week, he can’t help but keep the points situation in the back of his mind.

“The other night (at Plymouth Speedway), I was pretty angry at myself, leading the race and break (resulting in a DNF),” Haudenschild said. “You think about points right off the get-go. You think about points, but you also take it night by night and try to win these races. That’s all you can really do.”

Haudenschild is on track for a career year this year. In his last three seasons, he finished seventh in points each time and collected seven wins in total. This year, he’s already earned six victories in his NOS Energy Drink #17 car, including an emotional hometown win at Wayne County Speedway. Since the beginning of July, he’s collected 23 top-10 finishes in 28 races – 13 of them top-five finishes – and led more than 100 laps in that time.

A key factor in the team's improved performance this year, according to Haudenschild, has been the addition of Crew Chief Kyle Ripper. Haudenschild worked with Ripper at the beginning of his career and the two found success together, winning multiple races. This year, they picked up where they left off.

“(I’m) having a lot of fun with him,” Haudenschild said about working with Ripper again. “Just jelling well. He always has the car really good. Always communicates with me really well. We just try and progress each night and throughout the night. That’s the only thing we can really do. He always has it really good. We have speed. Just start the night fast and go from there is the only thing we can really do.”

Entering the 2020 season, Haudenschild thought he and the team would have speed but with the change in the schedule at the start of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he admitted it was hard to initially gauge how their season would go.

“There’s a lot of good teams out there this year,” Haudenschild said. “It’s a stout field. You really don’t know what to expect throughout the year. Winning five races is a good goal to start at. Try to do that and go from there. Like, my last couple of years, I’ve had slow starts to the season. I did it again this year. If me and Ripper can keep working together and start picking our wins off earlier in the year for years to come, I think some big things can possibly happen.”

While Stenhouse set the goal of seeing Haudenschild finish inside the top-five in points this year, Haudenschild said its usually owners Jennifer and Richard Marshall who are more about points while Stenhouse is more about winning.

“I kind of get it from both sides on what to do,” he said with a chuckle. “I think consistency is obviously what we want. I think if we’re consistently in the top-five and put it on the podiums, I think the wins will come. This year has proven that for us. We’ve just been trying to build off that and be there at the end for the points deal.”

While he has a bit of work to do to catch Sweet by the Nov. 5-7 season ending Can-Am World Finals, Haudenschild's recent performances proved he and his team aren't giving up on the hunt.

He'll first go after a crown jewel win this weekend at the National Open. Williams Grove has been a hit or miss track for him and the Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing team, though. In his last 11 appearances at the historic half-mile, Haudenschild earned three top-10 finishes and didn’t transfer to the Feature in two of them. However, he earned a career best second-place finish at the track during the Summer Nationals last year.

After nearly sweeping the tripleheader weekend last week, Haudenschild is confident he and his team can put themselves in contention to win again this weekend.

“Obviously, PA is different, but we race with the best guys in the world every night,” Haudenschild said. “I think just getting there and qualifying well is going to be big for the weekend in Pennsylvania and go from there. There’s no reason we can’t win them.”

You can get tickets to the Oct. 2-3 National Open by clicking here.

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

DRIVER POINTS
1. Brad Sweet --
2. Logan Schuchart -40
3. Donny Schatz -98
4. Sheldon Haudenschild - 156
5. Carson Macedo -166

REMAINING RACES
Oct. 2-3 – Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway – Tickets
Oct. 9-10 – Nittany Showdown at Port Royal Speedway – Tickets
Oct. 16 – Lakeside Speedway – Tickets
Oct. 17 – Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway – Tickets
Oct. 24 – Kokomo Speedway – Tickets
Nov. 5-7 – Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: $75K Up For Grabs At Williams Grove National Open
The crown jewel event will see drivers battling for points, a prestigious win and big money

MECHANICSBURG, PA — Sept. 29, 2020 — Williams Grove Speedway’s rich history will add a new chapter this weekend with the Pennsylvania track hosting the largest Sprint Car event of 2020.

When the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to the half-mile speedway, Oct. 2-3, for the Champion Racing Oil National Open, $10,000 will be up for grabs on Friday and a staggering $75,000 will be awarded to the winner on Saturday – the largest Sprint Car winner’s purse of the year.

To win the crown jewel, the stars of the World of Outlaws will have to compete against the local PA Posse and an all-star list of outsiders. However, the Posse has been shutout of a Series win for the last seven races at their tracks by the Outlaws and outsiders.

The two-day event will also play an important role in the 2020 World of Outlaws title hunt with only nine races remaining. Five drivers are still in contention for the driver championship and six teams are in contention for the team championship.

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:

GRAVEL AT HOME IN PA: David Gravel and Jason Johnson Racing tasted victory again for the first time since August at Lernerville Speedway – Gravel’s second win in PA this year. His first came during the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway in July.

This weekend, the Watertown, CT driver will be on the hunt for his eighth Series win at Williams Grove and his second National Open victory – his first came in 2014. Along with winning, points will also be in the back of his mind as JJR sits second in the team championship points – 26 points behind Kasey Kahne Racing.

SWEET IN FAMILIAR TERRITORY: Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, left Lernerville Speedway with a 40-point lead over Donny Schatz last year and went on to win his first World of Outlaws championship. Last weekend, he left Lernerville with a 40-point lead over Logan Schuchart. He and his Kasey Kahne Racing team have nine more races to try and maintain that gap to get their second consecutive title.

At times, many would look at Williams Grove as an Achilles heel for Sweet. But with four top-10 finishes in the last four races at the track and a third-place finish there during the Summer Nationals, Sweet could be a contender to get his first win at the track.

SCHUCHART ON THE HUNT: Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, will be on the hunt for his first World of Outlaws win in his home state this weekend and to make up ground on Brad Sweet for the championship.

He went from being eight points behind Sweet to 40 points behind the defending champion in three races last week. He stopped some of the bleeding at Lernerville by finishing fourth, while Sweet finished sixth. Schuchart already knows how to get the job done at a crown jewel event this year by winning the Jackson Nationals in June.

SCHATZ FINDING STEAM: After going winless for two months, 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, returned to Victory Lane at Plymouth Speedway last week – his fourth win of 2020. He’s now two wins away from earning his 300th career World of Outlaws win. A sweep of the weekend at Williams Grove could get that done.

There’s a good chance he could accomplish that feat, too, with 20 Series victories at the Williams Grove – five of them National Open victories. He was a prime contender to win the Summer Nationals this year before suffering a part failure. A strong performance this weekend would also help propel him closer to the title hunt. He’s currently 98 points behind Sweet in third.

GIVING HIS ALL: Sheldon Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, has been one of the most impressive drivers on the tour the last two months. He’s picked up six wins and led more than 100 laps in that time. He nearly swept the tripleheader weekend if it wasn’t for a broken shock at Plymouth Speedway and a blown tire at Lernerville. Haudenschild did get a hometown win at Wayne County Speedway, though.

Williams Grove could be a test for he and his Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing on if they can keep their hot streak going. Haudenschild has yet to win at the historic track and has had up and down performances each time. He finished 10th and 20th there in July.

PITTMAN SICK OF SECOND: Daryn Pittman, of Owasso, OK, has six Series wins at Williams Grove but has yet to win the National Open. Last year was his fifth time finishing second at the event. After a solid debut week in the Heffner Racing #72 car, he’ll be poised to end that streak this weekend.

Pittman returned to Heffner Racing last week – after a year and a half of driving for Roth Motorsports – and progressed each race with the team. They finished 14th at Plymouth, 10th at Wayne County and third at Lernerville. In his 20 previous World of Outlaws starts with Heffner, Pittman picked up a win at Williams Grove in 2011.

INDY PARTS BULLET: The Indy Race Parts #71 car has a solid history at Williams Grove. Gio Scelzi earned his first career World of Outlaws win in the #71 at Williams Grove and Shane Stewart parked it in Victory Lane at the track again in July.

Stewart has performed well all year behind the wheel of Bernie and Betsy Stuebgen’s #71 ride – recently finishing second at Plymouth. He’ll look to carry that momentum into the National Open weekend.

POSSE TERRITORY: The PA Posse haven’t won against the World of Outlaws in Pennsylvania for seven Series races. The last of the group to do so was Lance Dewease at Williams Grove in May of 2019. The Fayetteville, PA driver has the best record of all Posse drivers at Williams Grove. He has 99 wins in total there and finished second at the Summer Nationals this year.

Brent Marks, of Myerstown, PA, is one driver many will have their eyes one. He won the National Open as a World of Outlaws driver last year but returned to his PA Posse roots this year, driving for CJB Motorsports. He’s currently second in points at the track with one win there.

PA young guns Anthony Macri, of Dillsburg, PA, and Freddie Rahmer, of Salfordville, PA, will try to throw their names into the mix. Macri finished third during the opening night of the Summer Nationals in July and Rahmer is the current points leader at the track with three wins.

Danny Dietrich, of Gettysburg, PA, is the defending Williams Grove track champion but he’ll have to make big improvement from his Summer Nationals performance, finishing 16th both nights, if he wants to compete for a win this weekend.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Fri., Oct. 2 and Sat., Oct. 3 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA. Event Info / Tickets

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

1/2-MILE WINNERS IN 2020
There have been 11 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 and Aug. 14, Kyle Larson won on June 12, June 13, Aug. 13 and Aug. 15
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
Devils Bowl Speedway: Logan Schuchart won on Sept. 19

WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2020 – Shane Stewart on July 24, David Gravel on July 25
2019 – David Gravel on May 17, Lance Dewease on May 18, Tim Shaffer on July 26, Donny Schatz on July 27, David Gravel on Oct. 4, Brent Marks on Oct. 5
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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2020 STATS
There have been 45 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (12 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 10
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 6
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 5
5 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 4
6 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (42 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 17
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 14
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 12
4 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 11
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 11
5 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 10
6 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 9
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 9
5 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 8
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 8
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 7
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 7
7 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 5
8 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 3
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 3
9 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 2
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 2
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 2
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia – 2
10 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 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
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Colby Copeland, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (17 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 5
2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
3 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 3
4 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 2
5 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (29 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 4
2 – Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 3
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
3 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 2
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 2
4 – 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
– Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Ill. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Tim Wagaman, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Steve Buckwalter, Royersford, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, N.D. – 1
– Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, Minn. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
­– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Henry Malcuit, Strasburg, Ohio – 1
– Cale Thomas, Fairland, Ind. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (13 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
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, Iowa – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (3 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Skylar Gee, Leduc, AB, Canada

PODIUM FINISHES (23 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 26
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 19
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 14
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 14
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 14
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 13
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 8
7 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
8 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 4
9 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
10 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
11 – 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
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (16 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 8
2 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 7
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 5
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, N.D. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Cap Henry, Republic, Ohio – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (16 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 233
2 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 214
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 201
4 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 196
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 145
6 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 78
7 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 74
8 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 62
9 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 61
9 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 58
11 – Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 40
11 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 37
12 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 32
13 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 30
15 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 10
16 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 3

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (18 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 6
2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 5
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 5
3 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 4
4 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw Wash. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1

NEW TRACK RECORDS (3 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – TR
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. (9.995 sec. at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55)
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. (11.061 sec. at Plymouth Speedway)
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. (12.490 sec. at Lawton 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, May 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (1)
5. Fri., May 22 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (2)
6. Sat., May 23 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (1)
7. Friday, May 29 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Logan Schuchart (2)
8. Saturday, May 30 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Donny Schatz (2)
9. Friday, June 5 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (3)
10. Saturday, June 6 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (4)
11. Friday, June 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (2)
12. Saturday, June 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (3)
13. Friday, June 19 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Short (1)
14. Saturday, June 20 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (1)
15. Thursday, June 25 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Brad Sweet (5)
16. Friday, June 26 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (3)
17. Saturday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (4)
18. Friday, July 3 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (6)
19. Sat., July 4 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (7)
20. Friday, July 10 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA / Parker Price-Miller (1)
21. Saturday, July 11 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / David Gravel (2)
22. Sun., July 12 / Terre Haute Action Track / Terre Haute, IN / Logan Schuchart (5)
23. Tuesday, July 14 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Kyle Larson (4)
24. Tuesday, July 21 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, PA / Donny Schatz (3)
25. Thursday, July 23 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
26. Fri., July 24 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Shane Stewart (1)
27. Sat., July 25 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg. PA / David Gravel (3)
28. Fri., Aug. 7 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
29. Sat., Aug. 8 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (5)
30. Thurs., Aug. 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (6)
31. Fri., Aug. 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (4)
32. Sat., Aug. 15 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (7)
33. Fri., Aug. 21 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Kyle Larson (8)
34. Sat., Aug. 22 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, ND / Kyle Larson (9)
35. Sat., Aug. 29 / U.S. 36 Raceway / Osborn, MO / Sheldon Haudenschild (3)
36. Sun., Aug. 30 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE / Brad Sweet (8)
37. Sat., Sept. 5 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Sheldon Haudenschild (4)
38. Sun., Sept. 6 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Kyle Larson (10)
39. Fri., Sept. 11 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, KS / Jacob Allen (1)
40. Sat., Sept. 12 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, KS / Sheldon Haudenschild (5)
41. Fri., Sept. 18 / Lawton Speedway / Lawton, OK / Daryn Pittman (1)
42. Sat., Sept. 19 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, TX / Logan Schuchart (6)
43. Thurs., Sept. 24 / Plymouth Speedway / Plymouth, IN / Donny Schatz (4)
44. Fri., Sept. 25 / Wayne County Speedway / Orrville, OH / Sheldon Haudenschild (6)
45. Sat., Sept. 26 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, PA / David Gravel (5)

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RIGHT PLACE & TIME: Lady Luck Favors David Gravel at Commonwealth Clash
Logan Schuchart and Jason Johnson Racing close in on their championship battles

SARVER, PA — Sept. 26, 2020 — Running second, more than six seconds behind the leader, with two laps to go, was the perfect spot for David Gravel.

His hopes of curing the hunger for another win went from being unattainable to nearly guaranteed with the sound of a pop Saturday night at Lernerville Speedway.

Sheldon Haudenschild, who was in his own world as the leader, lapping up into the top-15 around the 4/10-mile track, blew a tire with two laps to go. His strangle hold on the lead was released and fell to Gravel.

After a month of failing to return to Victory Lane with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Gravel found a golden horseshoe in Pennsylvania and made the most of the opportunity handed to him. He led the final two laps and parked the Jason Johnson Racing #41 in Victory Lane at Lernerville for the second time in two years – his fourth career win at the track.

“Sheldon was the class of the field,” said Gravel, of Watertown, CT. “If he didn’t blow a tire, I would’ve run second. But a little bit of racing luck got us the win tonight. I don’t know where Sheldon was running, but I’m guessing he was running aggressive on the top and ran a torrid pace.”

Gravel didn’t feel like the team unloaded well at the start of the night, qualifying third in his flight. However, that sentiment changed after he won his Drydene Heat Race.

“The Heat Race, we had a really really good race car,” Gravel said. “Then we drew a seven (in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash draw). I didn’t get too upset because 35 laps here, this is one of the best racing tracks we go to. There’s always lanes to run three wide. That’s why it’s one of my favorite places to go to.”

Gravel started sixth in the 35-lap Feature and quietly made his way up through the field, while Haudenschild set a blistering pace as the leader. He went from sixth to fifth on the initial start but found himself stuck there for the first 18 laps. After moving his wing back, Gravel found traction and speed.

By Lap 19 he was fourth. By Lap 25 he was third. And by Lap 30 he was second. However, with five laps remaining, his chance of a win was out of the question. Haudenschild, coming off a hometown win in Ohio from the night before, made himself untouchable. After taking the lead on the first lap, he pinned his NOS Energy Drink #17 car to the top of the track and found a level of speed others couldn’t.

James McFadden ran second for the majority of the event, before getting passed by Gravel, and only saw Haudenschild for a handful of laps before he was a blur that disappeared in traffic.

Then everything changed with a pop. Haudenschild brought out the first caution of the night with two laps to go as he limped to the infield work area with a deflated right rear tire.

When the race resumed, Gravel pulled ahead of McFadden and ran away with the $10,000 Commonwealth Clash victory – his fifth Series win of 2020. McFadden finished second and Daryn Pittman rounded out the podium. Haudenschild was able to make it back on track and salvage a 13th place finish.

For McFadden, the runner-up finish is his second podium in three races behind the wheel of the Karavan Trailers #9 car.

“We were actually really really good there on the last restart,” said McFadden, of Warrnambool, VIC, Australia. “I started struggling there the last five or eight laps. Whatever happened on that last restart, must have built up air pressure in the tires or something, and started to feel really good again. Hats off to David (Gravel). He doesn’t make many mistakes.”

This week marked Pittman’s first time driving for Heffner Racing in 2020. In three World of Outlaws races, so far, they’ve improved each time. He finished 14th in the Red Robins #72 car at Plymouth Speedway on Thursday. Then finished 10th at Wayne County Speedway the next night. And then third at Lernerville.

“We’re tickled to death,” said Pittman, of Owasso, OK. “That’s a win for us in our first week together in five straight nights. First off, I have to thank Kale (Kahne) and Heath (Moyle) for the amount of work that they put in. Man, we’re ready for a day off tomorrow, I can tell you that, and there’s no better way to finish it up with a solid run like we had here tonight.”

Logan Schuchart put a small stop to the bleeding in his championship hunt by finishing fourth at Lernerville. Points leader Brad Sweet had gained 36 points on Schuchart the two previous nights but lost four points to him after finishing sixth Saturday night.

With nine races remaining this season, five drivers are still in contention for the driver championship and six teams are in contention for the team championship. Sweet leads Schuchart by 40 points for the driver title and his Kasey Kahne Racing team leads Gravel’s Jason Johnson Racing team by 26 points for the team title.

While the crown wouldn’t be for him, Gravel is committed to delivering a championship for JJR.

“Hopefully we’re going to get hot here and finish the season strong,” Gravel said. “We’re in contention to win this points championship, so we’re going to keep fighting until the last race.”

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, on Fri, Oct. 2 and Sat., Oct. 3, return to Williams Grove Speedway for the Champion Racing Oil National Open, which will pay $75,000-to-win on Saturday. Click here to get tickets.

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

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [6][$10,000]; 2. 9-James McFadden [4][$5,500]; 3. 72-Daryn Pittman [3][$3,200]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$2,800]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [8][$2,300]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5][$2,200]; 8. 2-Carson Macedo [7][$2,100]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [12][$2,050]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [13][$2,000]; 11. 71-Shane Stewart [11][$1,500]; 12. 4-Cap Henry [20][$1,200]; 13. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$1,100]; 14. 14-Parker Price-Miller [9][$1,050]; 15. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [18][$1,000]; 16. 70-Cale Thomas [21][$900]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [15][$800]; 18. 3C-Cale Conley [16][$800]; 19. 81-Lee Jacobs [14][$800]; 20. 15K-Chad Kemenah [17][$800]; 21. 6X-Ryan Smith [22][$800]; 22. 7K-Dan Shetler [25][$]; 23. 42-Sye Lynch [23][$800]; 24. 2F-A.J. Flick [24][$800]; 25. 28-Tim Shaffer [19][$800]; Lap Leaders: Sheldon Haudenschild 1-33, David Gravel 34-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 4-Cap Henry[+8]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 12.746; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.808; 3. 72-Daryn Pittman, 12.938; 4. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.961; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.967; 6. 71-Shane Stewart, 13.045; 7. 9-James McFadden, 13.047; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.148; 9. 42-Sye Lynch, 13.177; 10. 28-Tim Shaffer, 13.22; 11. 15K-Chad Kemenah, 13.323; 12. 70-Cale Thomas, 13.338; 13. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.344; 14. 6-Bill Rose, 13.368; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.4; 16. 5K-Adam Kekich, 13.425; 17. 19R-Michael Walter, 13.468; 18. 11-Carl Bowser, 13.474; 19. 7NY-Matthew Farnham, 13.494; 20. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.505; 21. 3G-Darin Gallagher, 13.764; 22. 33-Brent Matus, 14.766; 23. 4K-Rick Holley, 15.019; 24. 10P-Jim Perricone, 15.382

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.961; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.059; 3. 41-David Gravel, 13.14; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.156; 5. 83-Spencer Bayston, 13.157; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.165; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.216; 8. 7K-Dan Shetler, 13.268; 9. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg, 13.297; 10. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.321; 11. 6X-Ryan Smith, 13.378; 12. 19-Paige Polyak, 13.381; 13. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.467; 14. 4-Cap Henry, 13.536; 15. 2F-A.J. Flick, 13.6; 16. 23JR-Jack Sodeman, 13.622; 17. 35-Jared Zimbardi, 13.635; 18. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.636; 19. 29-Michael Bauer, 13.637; 20. 23-Darren Pifer, 13.798; 21. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.899; 22. O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.991; 23. 76-Davey Jones, 14.181

 

 

HOMETOWN HERO: Sheldon Haudenschild Brings Down the House at Wayne County
Brad Sweet once again extended his points lead as Haudenschild won at his home track

ORRVILLE, OH — Sept. 25, 2020 — Sheldon Haudenschild had to pause. His words caught in his throat.

An emphatic cheer filled the silence while Haudenschild collected his emotions.

The Wooster, OH driver made a dream come true – for himself and thousands of his Ohio fans. He won at home.

After testing the limits of his NOS Energy Drink #17 car for 35 laps around Wayne County Speedway – about 15 minutes from his home – Haudenschild parked it in Victory Lane.

“I don’t even know what to say, man,” Haudenschild said before taking a pause. “These fans are bad ass. I knew when we’d get a race here the fans would show up. I’m glad they did.

“I can’t thank my team enough. To have (Crew Chief Kyle) Ripper back has meant the world to me. These guys know Rip. He’s the man for sure. He’s got it figured out. Just so glad to have him back. And to have (crew members) Nickolas (Goodfleisch) and Drew (Brenner). We’re brothers. I’d do anything for them three and I know they’d do the same for me. Just very grateful to be in this NOS Energy Drink car. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for a 27-year-old from Wooster.”

The win is Haudenschild’s sixth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory of 2020 and his first Series win at his home track. However, it wasn’t his first ever win at the track. Several of the fans who lost their voices cheering for him had watched Haudenschild start his Sprint Car career at Wayne County.

He entered the $15,000-to-win event presented by Slick Woody’s Cornhole Co. with several laps of experience around the 3/8-mile track and seven wins – two with the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Cars and five with the All Star Circuit of Champions.

That experience proved beneficial as Haudenschild dominated the night. He was fastest overall in Hot Laps; fastest overall in Qualifying – earning himself a prize package from Slick Woody’s; won his Drydene Heat Race and then finished third in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash after starting fifth.

Reigning champion Brad Sweet led the field to the green flag for the 35-lap Feature with second-place Shane Stewart in tow. Haudenschild fell to a few car lengths behind Stewart in the early stage of the race, leaving the top-two to battle for the lead.

While Sweet ran low, Stewart made the most of the top groove against the cushion. He used it to his advantage on Lap 8 by rocketing around the outside of Sweet to claim the lead. Haudenschild tried to make the same move but a caution but a brief pause to his plans.

On the restart, Haudenschild clicked play and launched ahead of Sweet before the first turn to claim the runner-up spot. He then put Stewart in his crosshairs. The Indy Race Parts #71 was in Haudenschild’s desired lane, though, forcing him to try and pass Stewart on the bottom. Haudenschild could dive under Stewart into each corner and exit even with him, but the top lane allowed Stewart to edge ahead each time.

Stewart’s hold of the top lane ended on Lap 11 when he jumped over the cushion, forcing him to slow and regain control of his car. That provided an easy pass for both Haudenschild and Sweet.

Over the roar of the 900hp Sprint Cars, thousands of cheers could be heard when Haudenschild officially claimed the lead. And once he was given free reign out front, the Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing car entered a new dimension of speed.

Haudenschild pulled Sweet by 2.5 seconds in a handful of laps. Slower traffic became a factor soon after and they didn’t make his life easy. Logan Schuchart, who is second in Series points, raced Haudenschild as if they were going for the win. Even with those hinderances, Sweet still couldn’t catch Haudenschild.

Stewart snuck back around Sweet for second with eight laps remaining and was given one shot to upset the Ohio crowd. A caution came out with three laps to go, stacking the field up single file. When the race resumed, Stewart threw his car as deep as he could into Turn 1 to try and get a run underneath Haudenschild, but the NOS Energy Drink machine was too strong up top. By the end of the three laps, Haudenschild had gapped Stewart by a second.

“I felt like if I could get a decent enough start, I could slide him a little bit,” said Stewart, of Bixby, OK. “But what a huge win for him. This is definitely going to be one for him to remember. He did a good job.”

Sweet had to settle for third, but once again made a significant points gain on Schuchart, who finished 15th. He now leads the Shark Racing driver by 44 points for the driver championship. In the team championship points, Sweet’s Kasey Kahne Racing team currently leads Jason Johnson Racing by 38 points.

“I felt like Sheldon was going to be aggressive,” said Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA. “He has a lot of laps here. I knew he was going to be tough. It’s kind of cool to see the crowd behind him and see him win in front of a home crowd… At the end of the day, I wasn’t willing to take the risks they were willing to take. It cost me the win but big picture, sometimes you have to get the best possible finish you can.”

While Haudenschild stood in Victory Lane, holding his NOS Energy Drink, his words escaped him. He didn’t know what to say. His fans helped, though, as they shouted, “Sheldon! Sheldon! Sheldon!”

“It means the world, man,” Haudenschild said. “I’m just so happy to race here, let alone win. It’s just amazing.

“It’s truly a dream come true.”

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, on Sat., Sept. 26, returns to Lernerville Speedway for the Commonwealth Clash. Click here for tickets.

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 [3][$15,000]; 2. 71-Shane Stewart [2][$6,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$3,500]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$3,000]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [8][$2,500]; 6. 14-Parker Price-Miller [6][$2,300]; 7. 83M-Broc Martin [10][$2,200]; 8. 2-Carson Macedo [9][$2,100]; 9. 41-David Gravel [13][$2,050]; 10. 72-Daryn Pittman [5][$2,000]; 11. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [16][$1,500]; 12. 9-James McFadden [24][$1,400]; 13. 3-Jac Haudenschild [14][$1,300]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [18][$1,200]; 15. 1S-Logan Schuchart [23][$1,100]; 16. 4-Cap Henry [22][$1,000]; 17. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7][$1,000]; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11][$1,000]; 19. 38K-Chris Myers [15][$1,000]; 20. 2C-Wayne Johnson [26][$]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [25][$]; 22. 22-Brandon Spithaler [19][$1,000]; 23. 3C-Cale Conley [12][$1,000]; 24. 83-Spencer Bayston [17][$1,000]; 25. 9J-Dean Jacobs [20][$1,000]; 26. 70-Henry Malcuit [21][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-8, Shane Stewart 9-11, Sheldon Haudenschild 12-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 9-James McFadden[+12]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.429; 2. 24-Rico Abreu, 14.678; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.732; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 14.788; 5. 83-Spencer Bayston, 14.824; 6. 38K-Chris Myers, 14.884; 7. 2-Carson Macedo, 14.886; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.902; 9. 70-Henry Malcuit, 14.913; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.919; 11. 41-David Gravel, 14.926; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.997; 13. 28-Tim Shaffer, 14.998; 14. 23-Cole Macedo, 15.001; 15. 9-James McFadden, 15.054; 16. 4S-Tyler Street, 15.116; 17. 18J-R.J. Jacobs, 15.154; 18. 4-Cap Henry, 15.164; 19. 19-Paige Polyak, 15.17; 20. 33M-Mason Daniel, 15.199; 21. 29-Steve Butler, 15.215; 22. 6-Bill Rose, 15.242; 23. 8M-TJ Michael, 15.381; 24. 20-Danial Burkhart, 15.947; 25. 22X-Ray Miller, 16.16

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.685; 2. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 14.749; 3. 72-Daryn Pittman, 14.872; 4. 3C-Cale Conley, 14.884; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 14.923; 6. 71-Shane Stewart, 14.959; 7. 83M-Broc Martin, 15.018; 8. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 15.087; 9. 7S-Jason Sides, 15.102; 10. 9J-Dean Jacobs, 15.124; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.152; 12. 2X-Ricky Peterson, 15.221; 13. 81-Lee Jacobs, 15.237; 14. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 15.237; 15. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 15.367; 16. 19R-Michael Walter, 15.391; 17. D12-Jason Dolick, 15.407; 18. 23X-Nick Patterson, 15.471; 19. 5-Jordan Harble, 15.498; 20. 7DK-Dylan Kingan, 15.649; 21. 7-Troy Kingan, 15.669; 22. 11-Shawn Hubler, 15.952; 23. 97J-Andy Fike, 16.2; 24. 14Z-Wyatt Zimmerman, 16.425

 

 

THE WAY BACK: Donny Schatz Returns To Victory Lane At Plymouth Speedway
Brad Sweet extends his points lead while Schatz cuts into his points deficit

PLYMOUTH, IN — Sept. 24, 2020 — Eighteen races. That’s how long 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz went without a win.

The last time he went on a winless streak that long was in 2012 when he didn’t win for 33 straight races throughout the summer months.

He put a stop to the idea of going that long without a win again Thursday night at Plymouth Speedway. With one of the best performances he’s had in two months, and a bit of luck, Schatz parked his CARQUEST Auto Parts #15 in Victory Lane at the Indiana track for the first time in his career.

“These (Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing) guys kept digging,” said Schatz, of Fargo, ND. “We know the road to the top. We know the road to the bottom. These guys just keep working. They’ve tried to get a handle on the horsepower (of the Ford FPS 410 engine). This is a different combination for tonight and obviously everything that’s happen shows it’s going in the right direction. We’re happy about that.”

Schatz teased the speed of his TSR car around the 3/8-mile track in August by setting a new track record. However, he had to wait until Thursday night to unleash the full potential of his ride due to rain postponing the August event.

While he wasn’t able to match his track record, qualifying sixth, Schatz did outrun NASCAR-star Christopher Bell in their Drydene Heat Race to claim his ninth Heat win of the season. He then finished second in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, behind winner Gio Scelzi, to lineup on the outside pole for the 35-lap Feature.

Sheldon Haudenschild spoiled Schatz and Scelzi’s hopes of leading the first lap of the Feature, though. Hooked around the bottom, Haudenschild passed Schatz for second in the first corner and then snuck by Scelzi for the lead the next. His moment of glory lasted for three more turns before Scelzi pulled the trigger on a slide job entered Turn 3 and cleared Haudenschild for the lead before the exit of the corner.

For the next half of the race, Scelzi held Haudenschild at about a car length’s distance back, while Haudenschild did the same to Schatz. Lap traffic changed that. The slower car of Brinton Marvel blocked Scelzi’s line around the bottom for two laps, allowing Haudenschild to close in and plan his attack.

With 17 laps to go, Marvel nearly chopped Scelzi’s nose on the exit of Turn 4. Scelzi had to go from throttle to brake, while Haudenschild was all throttle off the corner and rocketed by the Logan Contractors Supply #18 car to take the lead.

Schatz worked his way by Scelzi for second a lap later. Perfect timing.

After holding the runner-up spot for a lap, Haudenschild handed Schatz the lead. The NOS Energy Drink #17 suffered a broken shock with 15 laps to go. Haudenschild’s time in the work area for repairs expired before the field resumed racing, forcing him to remain there and eventually end the night 23rd.

On the final restart of the night, Schatz powered ahead of the field to lead his first laps of Feature. Reigning champion and current points leader Brad Sweet slid by Scelzi for second on the restart but didn’t have the speed to challenge Schatz.

“Donny was definitely a little better there,” said Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA. “He could get through the lap cars. We caught the first lap car and couldn’t pass them. I just need to be a little better. Obviously, we missed the setup. I think we were better in the Heat Race and made our car worse in the Dash. But they reworked the track. We made some not so great decisions. But we win as a team. Lose as a team.”

Looking like the dominant Schatz of races past, the multi-time champion cruised to a two-second victory over Sweet.

“It feels good to finally get a win here,” Schatz said with a chuckle. “I can’t remember the last time. It’s been a while.”

The victory is Schatz’s fourth of the year and 298th of his career.

Kasey Kahne Racing ended the night with two podium finishes. Sweet finished second and James McFadden finished third in the Karavan #9 car. Jacob Allen nearly edged McFadden for third at the line but had to settle for fourth. Behind him, Tyler Courtney had an impressive fifth-place run – his first top-five finish with the World of Outlaws.

Sweet was able to extend his points lead with 11 races remaining. He entered the night with an eight-point lead over Logan Schuchart and, with Schuchart finishing eighth, ended it 20-points ahead.

Schatz’s win helped him cut his points deficit to 88 points behind Sweet.

Haudenschild took a points hit. He remains fourth in points but is now 148 points behind Sweet. Carson Macedo, who earned the KSE Racing Hard Charger by racing from 22nd to ninth, is fifth in points, only four points behind Haudenschild now.

For the time being, there's one number Schatz is most happy to about. Zero. His new winless streak.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, on Fri., Sept. 25, returns to Wayne County Speedway for a $15,000-to-win event presented by Slick Woody’s Cornhole Co. Click here for tickets.

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. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$5,500]; 3. 9-James McFadden [8][$3,200]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$2,800]; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [6][$2,500]; 6. 18-Gio Scelzi [1][$2,300]; 7. 21-Christopher Bell [4][$2,200]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12][$2,100]; 9. 2-Carson Macedo [22][$2,050]; 10. 14-Parker Price-Miller [7][$2,000]; 11. 41-David Gravel [15][$1,500]; 12. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [16][$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10][$1,100]; 14. 72-Daryn Pittman [14][$1,050]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [20][$1,000]; 16. 83-Spencer Bayston [13][$900]; 17. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [11][$800]; 18. 2C-Wayne Johnson [18][$800]; 19. 99-Skylar Gee [17][$800]; 20. 27Z-Zane Devault [23][$800]; 21. 21X-Brinton Marvel [19][$800]; 22. 87-Aaron Reutzel [21][$800]; 23. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$800]; 24. 64-Scotty Thiel [24][$800]; Lap Leaders: Sheldon Haudenschild 1, 18-20; Gio Scelzi 2-17; Donny Schatz 21-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Carson Macedo[+13]

Qualifying – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.195; 2. 21-Christopher Bell, 11.361; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.37; 4. 9-James McFadden, 11.388; 5. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 11.392; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.417; 7. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.467; 8. 18-Gio Scelzi, 11.493; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.52; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.579; 11. 41-David Gravel, 11.59; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.607; 13. 83-Spencer Bayston, 11.625; 14. 72-Daryn Pittman, 11.643; 15. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 11.657; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.713; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.716; 18. 39-Tyler Rankin, 11.754; 19. 97-Max Stambaugh, 11.76; 20. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 11.78; 21. 2-Carson Macedo, 11.785; 22. 16A-Justin Sanders, 11.815; 23. 21X-Brinton Marvel, 11.838; 24. 33M-Mason Daniel, 11.849; 25. 99-Skylar Gee, 11.952; 26. 27Z-Zane Devault, 11.969; 27. 64-Scotty Thiel, 11.987; 28. 16C-Chase Ridenour, 12.007; 29. 23-Cole Macedo, 12.035; 30. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.16; 31. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 12.19; 32. 5R-Ryan Ruhl, 12.216; 33. 6-Bill Rose, 12.409

 

 

‘YOU CAN DO THIS’: Jacob Allen Leaning On Newfound Winning Confidence
Bobby Allen thrilled with son’s first win and growth of his Shark Racing team

PLYMOUTH, IN — Sept. 23, 2020 — You can do this. You can do this.

That statement cycled through Jacob Allen’s head on an endless loop while leading at Dodge City Raceway Park during the first night of the Boot Hill Showdown on Sept. 11.

He’d heard it several times before in his previous 358 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series starts. Yet each time it was a false promise.

Allen had held his first career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series career victory in his hands multiple times and each time watched it blow away like sand in the wind. Sometimes it was because of bad luck. Sometimes he just got beat straight up. And sometimes it was from his own doing.

Every loss, every heartbreak and every question of when he’d get his first win began to weigh on him. More than he showed publicly.

“That one thought of getting that first Outlaw win was so big to me,” Allen said. “Because I didn’t really grow up racing very much in PA. I ran my first real racing season of my life with the World of Outlaws. I had to learn so many different skillsets to get to that point. And it was like, even though I would have good moments in racing and good finishes that I’d be happy about, I would sit there at the banquet, or throughout the whole entire year and the off season, I would just think about everything in my life and it felt like that was always on my mind no matter what was going on. I was thinking about that literally every day at some point of the day.”

WEIGHTLIFTING

His father and car owner, Sprint Car Hall of Famer Bobby Allen, saw the burden Jacob had put on himself to win. They’d talked about it. Even discussed if racing Sprint Cars was the path he should be on.

“Sometimes he would get down,” Bobby Allen said. “I think last year or the year before he would get down and say, ‘Logan (Schuchart) can make a living out of this. It’s just not cut for me.’ Well, I knew one thing. I talked to him about it. I said, ‘Jacob, you have speed. You just need to get to the next level. The next thing and do whatever. It just takes time.’”

While he’d get down on himself, Jacob’s passion for racing never faltered. He took time during the off season at the end of last year and during the two months off at the beginning of 2020 to self-reflect and think about what he could do to improve himself. And not just as a driver. He limited his drinking, started eating healthier and began working out.

The results have shown on and off the track. On track, he’s up front on a regular basis. Off track, a smile rarely leaves his face.

As he said on the Open Red podcast, he’s never met this new Jacob Allen before.

Bobby Allen has noticed the change in his 26-year-old son, as well.

“I would say he was like any other kid that age, they would drink whenever and things like that,” Bobby Allen said. “But he wanted to be focused all of the way. It seems like it cleared his mind up. He can think clear and put his mind all on that. Plus, he likes riding his bicycles and doing jumps and stuff like that. All of that stuffed helped him get into shape better and feel better. When you’re in good shape and stuff you’re thinking better and clear. I think that definitely helped him.”

The questions of when Allen would get his first win came more frequently this year because of that. However, it was a welcomed side effect because that meant Allen was putting himself in contention to win more regularly. Drivers couldn’t help but take notice of that, too. During a DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash draw at Huset’s Speedway, Kyle Larson joked with Allen that he’s had to of been in every Dash this year because he felt like he always sees him at the draw.

WINNING ADVICE

While Allen had his Hall of Fame father and nephew Logan Schuchart to lean on for advice, drivers like Larson helped give him a new angle of how to look at his driving.

“I’m always talking with Sheldon Haudenschild (who has five wins this year),” Allen said. “We’re always talking about things. I just hear his opinions on when he’s up front. The things he’s thinking about and when he’s out front leading a race. Brad Sweet has been one of those guys who, it’s kind of the same way. He’ll talk about his experiences and I’ll take ones from that. And when we were at Knoxville for ‘The One and Only’ race, I was hanging out with Brad and (Kyle) Larson a little bit and Larson made a little bit of a comment of when he’s watched me on DIRTVision the one time we were at Lincoln and I was up front. And another race he saw me leading when I got to lap traffic and how I approached lap traffic.

“It’s kind of made sense what he had saw in me because I could relate to what he was saying… It’s always like when you hear it from my dad and Logan, I’ve been hearing their advice for so long and it’s always very helpful, but I feel like myself, Logan and my dad all have the same mindset. So when you hear different insights from different people you can take a little bit from each of that and kind of put it into your own program on seeing maybe how it can help you out and that’s kind of what I did with those guys. And I was thankful that they respect me enough to even talk about those things to help me out.”

He put Larson’s advice to use while leading at Dodge City. Upon approaching lap cars, he made quick work of getting by them to not lose time and allow the cars behind him to close in. It proved beneficial with 20 laps to go in the Feature as he sped by the slower car of Bill Rose, who washed up the track the second Allen passed his and almost made contact with second-place-running Schuchart.

You can do this. You can do this.

Those words began to cycle in Allen’s head shortly after as the laps faded away and the white flag waved. About exactly a year ago to that day, Allen was leading on the final lap at the Stockton Dirt Track and had a motor issue on the final lap. Flashbacks of that nightmare popped in his head but were quickly erased with the thought of, “You can do this. You can do this.”

With the entire crowd at the Kansas track and thousands of race fans around the world on their feet and cheering, Allen finally drove his Shark Racing Drydene #1A past the checkered flag to claim his first World of Outlaws victory – with teammate Schuchart finishing second behind him.

“It feels awesome,” Allen said about getting the win. “Just finally can get over that hump and that struggle of getting a first win. I can finally have a clean slate and focus on other things.

“Now that I’ve built a better skill set with my racing and more of an understanding of what it takes to be a winner and accomplishing that, I feel like I can just move on to the next point in my racing career and create more wins for myself and just keep building on that confidence of things. I look forward to that and I’m excited for that. It feels like a fresh start for myself.”

EVOLVING SHARK

As happy as Allen was, his father shared that joy with him.

“I was definitely really excited for him and me,” Bobby Allen said. “And to run first and second, too. It was really exciting. It’s been a while coming. Everything fell into place. He did a good job. He’s been doing a good job lately.”

The win was not only a point of growth for Allen, but for the entire Shark Racing team. Since joining the tour full-time in 2014, Shark Racing has evolved from a team first focused on making races to a team capable of winning every weekend with both cars.

“It’s been a growth,” Bobby Allen said. “When we started this thing, each guy had one motor each. They could only run a few laps and pull out. They weren’t making any money. Then it got to where now, we had Jennifer Marshall help out a few years ago. Then Drydene helped a little bit last year and this year Drydene came across the board as a bigger sponsor. And we hope we’re doing a good job. We think we are.

“Let me tell you something. These boys and my crew, they’re the first ones out in the parking lot in the morning and work hard all day long. That’s a big plus too.”

Since winning at Dodge City, Jacob Allen has collected a top-five and two top-10s in three races. He’s currently eighth in the championship points – the highest he’s ever been in his career. His best finish in points up to this point has been 11th.

With a win finally under his belt, Allen said he feels refreshed. The weight is off his chest and he’s thrown the monkey off his back. He’s a new driver with a new level of confidence. Win number two can’t come soon enough.

“I can tell myself that you can do this,” Allen said. “Instead of going back and being like, ‘Oh, you’ve been so close. You’ve been close to doing it.’ There’s always that whole step of you’ve done everything but win. Now, it’s like you can do this and I can always have that confidence if I’m leading a race now. You can do this. I can tell myself, ‘You can do this.’ And I’ve told myself that, even without winning, ‘You can do this,’ but still there’s a little bit in your head of you’ve never done this before. Now, I know I have done it and always have that on my mind to give myself confidence to accomplish another win.”

He’ll look to use that winning confidence this weekend when the World of Outlaws compete at Plymouth Speedway on Thurs., Sept. 24, then Wayne County Speedway on Fri., Sept. 25 and at Lernerville Speedway on Sat., Sept. 26. Get tickets by clicking here.

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

 

 

ROAD TO WORLD FINALS: The Championship Countdown Begins
Plymouth Speedway, Wayne County Speedway and Lernerville Speedway will set the stage for a nine-race title hunt brawl

PLYMOUTH, IN — Sept. 22, 2020 — Nine races will remain to determine the 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion after this weekend’s tripleheader.

Thursday’s race at Plymouth Speedway, Friday’s $15,000-to-win race presented by Slick Woody’s Cornhole Co. at Wayne County Speedway and Saturday’s Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville Speedway will play a key part in setting the stage for another epic title hunt to the Can-Am World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Nov. 5-7.

Five drivers are still in contention for the driver championship and six teams are in contention for the team championship – separated by 138 points. However, this year has shown anything can happen and there is no clear favorite for the title. Reigning champion Brad Sweet, Logan Schuchart – looking for his first championship – and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz have swapped the top spot throughout the season, each having their own moments of glory and disaster. Sweet currently holds the top spot with a slim eight-point lead over Schuchart in second and a 92-point lead over Schatz in third.

Young guns Sheldon Haudenschild and Carson Macedo – currently fourth and fifth in points, respectively – have lurked in the distance all season, waiting to make the most of every opportunity given to gain points. Haudenschild has been on a hot streak, picking up five wins in his last 18 starts. That’s allowed him to move up to fourth in points and close in on Schatz– currently 14 points behind the Tony Stewart Curb/Agajanian Racing driver.

The battle for the team championship is even tighter with Jason Johnson Racing in the picture, as well. JJR driver David Gravel is out of the hunt for the driver championship due to missing two races to run an ARCA and NASCAR Truck Series race, but between Parker Price-Miller filling in for him in those races and his record this season, which includes four wins and a current 26-race consecutive top-10 streak, JJR is a prime contender for the team title. They’re currently tied for second with Schuchart’s Shark Racing team – eight points behind Kasey Kahne Racing for the lead.

All of that could change by the end of the tripleheader weekend. This time last year, Sweet entered the Commonwealth Clash with a four-point lead over Schatz. The two battle for the lead throughout the race before Schatz suffered a part failure. Sweet went on to win and left Lernerville with a 40-point lead. He then won the championship by four points at the end of the year.

Thursday's trip to Plymouth Speedway, in Plymouth, IN, will be the World of Outlaws' first time back to the track since 2017 and third visit overall. Sweet won the Series’ first race at the track in 2016 and Gravel won there in 2017.

Then the Series will make its first trip back to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH for the first time since 1985. No driver on the tour has ran a World of Outlaws race at the track but many have competed there with other Series. Haudenschild has seven wins at his home track and will look to use that experience to his advantage and continue his march up through the points.

Lernerville Speedway, in Sarver, PA, has been a staple on the World of Outlaws tour since 1979 and produced one of the best races of the year – and arguably in the history of the sport – in July with Sweet, Schatz and Kyle Larson trading the lead all race long. Sweet is a two-time and the defending Commonwealth Clash winner – his sole two wins at the 4/10-mile track. Besting Sweet, Gravel has three wins at Lernerville. Schatz has the best record at the track off all championship competitors with nine Series wins there.

The three events are sure to show fans why the World of Outlaws is The Greatest Show on Dirt and set the stage for an epic nine-race conclusion.

For tickets to Plymouth Speedway, Wayne County Speedway and Lernerville Speedway, click here.

If you can’t make it to the tracks, you can watch each race live on DIRTVision.

ROAD TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP RACES
Oct. 2-3 – Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway – Tickets
Oct. 9-10 – Nittany Showdown at Port Royal Speedway – Tickets
Oct. 16 – Lakeside Speedway – Tickets
Oct. 17 – Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway – Tickets
Oct. 24 – Kokomo Speedway – Tickets
Nov. 5-7 – Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDERS 2020 STATS
Brad Sweet/Kasey Kahne Racing
Hometown: Grass Valley, CA
Wins: 8
Podiums: 24
Laps Led: 193
Avg. Finish: 5.5

Logan Schuchart/Shark Racing
Hometown: Hanover, PA
Wins: 6
Podiums: 19
Lap Led: 196
Avg. Finish: 5.5

Donny Schatz/ Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing
Hometown: Fargo, ND
Wins: 3
Podiums: 12
Laps Led: 45
Avg. Finish: 7.0

Sheldon Haudenschild/Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing
Hometown: Wooster, OH
Wins: 5
Podiums: 12
Laps Led: 154
Avg. Finish: 7.0

Carson Macedo/Kyle Larson Racing
Hometown: Lemoore, CA
Wins: 1
Podiums: 5
Laps Led: 74
Avg. Finish: 10.2

Jason Johnson Racing (David Gravel/Parker Price-Miller)
Wins: 4
Podiums: 13
Laps Led: 143
Avg. Finish: 6.0

 

 

Slick Woody’s Cornhole Company Ups Purse for World of Outlaws at Wayne County

ORRVILLE, OH — Sept. 21, 2020 — The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Ohio’s Wayne County Speedway on Friday night for the first time since 1985, and the Buckeye State’s Slick Woody’s Cornhole Company is joining the event to add extra incentives.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars at Wayne County presented by Slick Woody’s Cornhole Company will now be $15,000 to win and it guarantees all Feature starters will earn at least $1,000. Plus, the fifth-place finisher in the Last Chance Showdown will earn an extra $200.

“Returning to Wayne County on Friday night will be exciting, and now having Slick Woody’s Cornhole Company join the event and reward the drivers makes it even more special,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. “It’s a perfect combination of The Greatest Show on Dirt and the greatest cornhole boards available.”

North Canton, Ohio-based Slick Woody’s Cornhole Company since 2009 manufactures both regulation and tailgate size cornhole boards from Baltic birch wood, making them the smoothest and flattest on the market. A proprietary process to adhere a vinyl layer on top of the boards offers consistent play no matter the temperature or humidity.

For more on Slick Woody’s Cornhole Company, go to SlickWoodys.com.

Click here to get tickets to the Fri., Sept. 25 event.

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

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Three Tracks In Three Days Set To Thrill
The three-day weekend will set the stage for an epic points title hunt

PLYMOUTH, IN — Sept. 21, 2020 — For the second time this season, the best Sprint Car drivers in the world will face a triple-header weekend with three races at three tracks in three days.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Plymouth Speedway for the first time since 2017 on Thurs., Sept. 24. It’ll then venture to Wayne County Speedway for the first time in 35 years for a $15,000-to-win and $1,000-to-start event presented by Slick Woody’s Cornhole Company on Fri., Sept. 25. The weekend will cap off with the prestigious Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville Speedway on Sat., Sept. 26.

Five drivers are still in contention for the driver championship and six teams are in contention for the team championship. The three-race stretch will test the limits of each driver and team and demonstrate their caliber of going after the title.

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

Here are the top storylines for the weekend:

LOGAN’S RUN: Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, isn’t letting reigning champion Brad Sweet run off with another World of Outlaws championship just yet. The Shark Racing driver won his sixth race of the year at Devil’s Bowl Speedway and cut into Sweet’s points lead. Schuchart now trails Sweet by eight points going into the triple-header weekend.

He’s currently on a streak of 23 top-10 finishes in a row. His last visit to Plymouth in 2017 ended early due to an issue taking him out of the race before it started. He’ll make his first appearance at Wayne County and will look to improve upon his ninth-place finish at Lernerville from July.

HAUD GOES HOME: Sheldon Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, is making the trek home while on a hot streak with his Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing team. In his last 20 starts, Haudenschild has collected five wins and 17 top-10 finishes – 12 of them top-five finishes.

He'll look to continue that streak this weekend as he’s only 14 points behind 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz for third in points. Haudenschild finished seventh in his World of Outlaws debut at Plymouth in 2017. He’s yet to run a World of Outlaws race at Wayne County – which is 15 minutes from his home – but has seven wins there. And he finished fourth at Lernerville in July.

BIG CAT ON TOP: Lernerville Speedway was a turning in Brad Sweet's championship quest last year. He earned his 50th career win and left with a large points lead that help secure him his first championship. He’ll look to make the most the triple-header weekend and exit Lernerville with similar fortunes.

The Grass Valley, CA driver won the Series’ first race at Plymouth in 2016 and finished fifth the year after. He'll make his Wayne County Speedway debut with the World of Outlaws on Friday. Then on Saturday, he'll look to win the Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville for the third year in a row.

SCHATZ ON THE HUNT: Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, is three wins away from a career milestone of 300 World of Outlaws victories. He currently has three wins this year – his last coming at Lernerville in July. Since that win, he and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team have been on a roller coaster of up and down performances. They’ve recently been able to string together a run of 10 top-10 finishes in a row – three of them being top-fives.

The Commonwealth Clash put a big hinderance of Schatz’s championship hunt last year but could be a positive turning point for his 2020 season. A strong performance this weekend, especially a win, could help put he and his team on a path to contending for the championship at the end of the year. Schatz is currently third in points – 92 points behind Sweet.

FACES IN NEW PLACES: You'll be forgive you if you have to look twice at a couple of cars this weekend. Daryn Pittman, of Owasso, OK, ended his tenure with Roth Motorsports last weekend and will finish the 2020 World of Outlaws season behind the wheel of the Heffner Racing #72 car out of Pennsylvania. Taking his place in Roth’s historic #83 car for the remainder of the year will be Spencer Bayston, of Lebanon, IN.

Pittman is no stranger to the Heffner team. He ran for them in Pennsylvania from 2009 to 2012 and made 20 World of Outlaws starts with them during that time, collecting a win at Williams Grove Speedway in 2011.

Bayston has 21 career World of Outlaws Feature starts with a career best finish of fourth at the Dirt Track at Charlotte in 2018. He made one Series start at Lernerville in 2018 and finished 21st. He’ll make his first Series start at Plymouth and Wayne County but does hold the track record at the Ohio track.

GRAVEL ON WIN CRAVE: David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, and Jason Johnson Racing have been knocking on the door of another victory. He earned three podium finishes in the last three races, including a runner-up finish at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. He’s also on a streak of 26 top-10 finishes in a row. He's the last driver to win at Plymouth Speedway in 2017.

JJR continues to be a top contender for the team championship, as well. With Gravel’s success and Parker Price-Miller filling in for him when he missed a couple of races, the team is currently tied for second in the team standings with Schuchart’s Shark Racing team – eight points behind Kasey Kahne Racing.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Thursday, Sept. 24 at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, IN. Event Info / Tickets
Friday, Sept. 25 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH. Event Info / Tickets
Saturday, Sept. 26 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA. Event Info / Tickets

ABOUT THE TRACK
Plymouth Speedway is a semi-banked 3/8-mile track.
Online – PlymouthSpeedway.net
Track Record – 11.061 sec. set by Donny Schatz on Aug. 2, 2020

Wayne County Speedway is a semi-banked 3/8-mile track.
Online – WayneCountySpeedway.com
Track Record – 13.808 sec. set by Spencer Bayston on April 21, 2018

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

3/8-MILE & 4/10-MILE WINNERS IN 2020
There have been six 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
Red River Valley Speedway: Kyle Larson won on Aug. 22
Dodge City Raceway Park: Jacob Allen won on Sept. 11 and Sheldon Haudenschild won on Sept. 12

There have been five races on a 4/10-mile track in 2020.
Jackson Motorplex: Brad Sweet won on June 25 and Logan Schuchart on June 26 & 27
Lernerville Speedway: Donny Schatz won on July 21
I-80 Speedway: Brad Sweet won on Aug. 30

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

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

LERNERVILLE SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2020 – Donny Schatz on July 21
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

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 Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. for the National Open Oct. 2-3. Get tickets by clicking here.

2020 STATS
There have been 42 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (12 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 10
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 6
4 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 5
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
6 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
7 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (42 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 16
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 13
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 12
4 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 9
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 9
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 9
5 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 8
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 8
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 8
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 8
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 7
7 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 6
8 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 4
9 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 3
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3
10 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 2
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 2
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 2
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia – 2
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 2
11 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 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
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Colby Copeland, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (16 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 5
2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4
3 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
4 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
5 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (25 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 4
2 – Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 3
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
3 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 2
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 2
4 – 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
– Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Ill. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Tim Wagaman, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Steve Buckwalter, Royersford, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, N.D. – 1
– Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, Minn. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
­– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (13 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
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, Iowa – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (3 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Skylar Gee, Leduc, AB, Canada

PODIUM FINISHES (23 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 24
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 19
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 14
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 13
5 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 12
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 12
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 7
7 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
8 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
9 – 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
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (15 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 7
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 7
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 5
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, N.D. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (16 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 233
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 196
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 193
4 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 154
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 143
6 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 78
7 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 74
8 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 62
9 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 55
10 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 45
11 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 37
12 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 32
13 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 30
14 – Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 24
15 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 10
16 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 3

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (18 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 6
2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 5
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 5
3 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
4 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 3
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
5 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw Wash. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1

NEW TRACK RECORDS (3 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – TR
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. (9.995 sec. at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55)
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. (11.061 sec. at Plymouth Speedway)
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. (12.490 sec. at Lawton 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, May 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (1)
5. Fri., May 22 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (2)
6. Sat., May 23 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (1)
7. Friday, May 29 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Logan Schuchart (2)
8. Saturday, May 30 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Donny Schatz (2)
9. Friday, June 5 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (3)
10. Saturday, June 6 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (4)
11. Friday, June 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (2)
12. Saturday, June 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (3)
13. Friday, June 19 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Short (1)
14. Saturday, June 20 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (1)
15. Thursday, June 25 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Brad Sweet (5)
16. Friday, June 26 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (3)
17. Saturday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (4)
18. Friday, July 3 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (6)
19. Sat., July 4 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (7)
20. Friday, July 10 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA / Parker Price-Miller (1)
21. Saturday, July 11 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / David Gravel (2)
22. Sun., July 12 / Terre Haute Action Track / Terre Haute, IN / Logan Schuchart (5)
23. Tuesday, July 14 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Kyle Larson (4)
24. Tuesday, July 21 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, PA / Donny Schatz (3)
25. Thursday, July 23 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
26. Fri., July 24 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Shane Stewart (1)
27. Sat., July 25 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg. PA / David Gravel (3)
28. Fri., Aug. 7 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
29. Sat., Aug. 8 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (5)
30. Thurs., Aug. 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (6)
31. Fri., Aug. 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (4)
32. Sat., Aug. 15 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (7)
33. Fri., Aug. 21 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Kyle Larson (8)
34. Sat., Aug. 22 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, ND / Kyle Larson (9)
35. Sat., Aug. 29 / U.S. 36 Raceway / Osborn, MO / Sheldon Haudenschild (3)
36. Sun., Aug. 30 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE / Brad Sweet (8)
37. Sat., Sept. 5 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Sheldon Haudenschild (4)
38. Sun., Sept. 6 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Kyle Larson (10)
39. Fri., Sept. 11 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, KS / Jacob Allen (1)
40. Sat., Sept. 12 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, KS / Sheldon Haudenschild (5)
41. Fri., Sept. 18 / Lawton Speedway / Lawton, OK / Daryn Pittman (1)

 

 

TEXAS TWO STEP: Logan Schuchart Ropes Second Devil’s Bowl Win
The championship points battle tightens with only eight points separating Brad Sweet and Schuchart

MESQUITE, TX — Sept. 19, 2020 — Blood was in the water. The scent of victory lingered for Shark Racing’s Logan Schuchart at Devil’s Bowl Speedway Saturday night.

The hunger for a win had been turning in his stomach for the past two months.

Since claiming the trophy at the Terre Haute Action Track in mid-July, Schuchart went on a run of 18 top-10 finishes in a row, including four runner-up finishes, but no wins.

When the opportunity to visit Victory Lane for the second year in a row at Devil’s Bowl – the birthplace of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series – presented itself, Schuchart made the most of it. He maneuvered his way past the likes of Jason Sides, Jacob Allen, Sheldon Haudenschild and David Gravel to go from fifth to the lead by the halfway point of the 30-lap Feature and then went on to claim the $20,000 win.

“We’ve had a lot of seconds and thirds in the last two months,” said Schuchart, of Hanover, PA. “Some really good races. Ran up front with big names and with great teams. There’s a lot of great teams out here that are tough to beat but this Drydene Performance Products race team is going to keep working hard and do the best we can to get this thing in the winner’s circle.

“Just happy to see these guys’ hard work – Ron Helmick, Ben Witman, Tyler Garber, Brendan Collum, Bill (Klingbeil), my grandfather (Bobby Allen), Michael Newman, everybody that is a part of this team – to just get this thing were it needs to be and see their hard work pay off and get this thing back in victory lane where it belongs.”

The victory was his sixth of the season and 22nd of his World of Outlaws career. It also helped him close back in on the championship lead. He now trails points leader Brad Sweet, who finished fourth, by eight points with 12 races remaining.

Before Schuchart galloped his Drydene sponsored horse through the field, Gravel and Haudenschild entered the Feature as the early favorites. Gravel set Quick Time for the fifth time this year – tying him with Sweet and Kyle Larson for the most Quick Time awards this season – won his Drydene Heat Race and then the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

However, his Dash win came with a bit of luck. Gravel and Haudenschild crossed the finish line at a dead tie – 0.000. Since Gravel led the lap prior, he was awarded the victory.

Like Schuchart, Gravel has craved a return to Victory Lane. His last win came at Knoxville Raceway about a month ago. He earned seven top-five finishes in the nine races after and had been a contender to win in several of them. He felt Saturday night at Devil’s Bowl could finally result in another trophy.

He rocketed ahead of the field in the early stage of the Feature, leaving little hope for second-place Haudenschild to get as close to him as he did during the Dash.

While he led, Schuchart did his dance through the field. He was in fourth by Lap 3. Third by Lap 8. And second by Lap 9. Five laps later he could sense the blood in the water. Gravel was in sight and in striking distance.

As the pair exited Turn 2, they had to split the lap car of rookie Mason Daniel, who ran the middle lane through the corner. Gravel chose to go high and Schuchart went low. The Pennsylvania driver’s choice proved to be most beneficial. Gravel was left little room between he, Daniel, and the edge of the track, forcing him to back off the throttle, while Schuchart was left an open door to jolt by them both.

That split second opportunity was all he needed to accomplish his quest of obtaining another victory. Gravel attempted to run him down in the closing laps, keeping him within reach but a caution with three laps to go allowed Schuchart to restart in clear and cruise to the win.

“We had a good enough car to win,” said Gravel, of Watertown, CT. “I’m really bummed for my guys and all our sponsors here tonight. Sometimes it’s better running second there. Mason Daniel has been hard to lap all season and he decides to miss the bottom and give Logan the bottom. It is what it is. We’ll take second and move on.”

He’s on a streak of 26 top-10 finishes in a row, which has helped keep Jason Johnson Racing in the hunt for the team championship. They are currently tied with Schuchart’s Shark Racing team for second in points – 8 points behind Kasey Kahne Racing.

Haudenschild rounded out the podium with his third-place finish, continuing to be one of the best cars on the tour at the moment. He’s collected 12 top-10 finishes in his last 16 races – five of them being wins. He’s now only 14 points behind 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz for third in the driver points.

“The car was good,” said Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH. “Logan (Schuchart) getting by me was a big move. I think we could have kept up with the 41 (of Gravel), but, man, it was a tough track. I feel like in traffic we could have had a shot. We all got bunched up there. We’ll take a third and keep pushing here.”

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, IN on Thurs., Sept. 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 (30 Laps) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][$20,000]; 2. 41-David Gravel [1][$6,000]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$3,750]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$3,250]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [3][$2,750]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$2,500]; 7. 2-Carson Macedo [12][$2,400]; 8. 11X-John Carney [13][$2,300]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [4][$2,200]; 10. 2C-Wayne Johnson [15][$2,100]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10][$1,700]; 12. 17G-Channin Tankersley [14][$1,400]; 13. 14-Parker Price-Miller [6][$1,300]; 14. 83-Daryn Pittman [8][$1,200]; 15. 33M-Mason Daniel [18][$1,100]; 16. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [11][$1,000]; 17. 42P-Preston Perlmutter [20][$1,000]; 18. 9S-Kyle Clark [19][$1,000]; 19. 1J-Danny Jennings [16][$1,000]; 20. 1X-Jake Bubak [17][$1,000]; 21. 6-Bill Rose [22][$1,000]; 22. 72-Chris Tarrant [21][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-14, Logan Schuchart 15-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+5]

Qualifying – 1. 41-David Gravel, 13.631; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.634; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.665; 4. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.67; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.7; 6. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 13.72; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.735; 8. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.756; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.827; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.858; 11. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 13.908; 12. 2-Carson Macedo, 14.043; 13. 11X-John Carney, 14.089; 14. 1X-Jake Bubak, 14.18; 15. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 14.263; 16. 9S-Kyle Clark, 14.291; 17. 17G-Channin Tankersley, 14.324; 18. 33M-Mason Daniel, 14.34; 19. 6-Bill Rose, 14.57; 20. 42P-Preston Perlmutter, 14.588; 21. 72-Chris Tarrant, 14.621; 22. 1J-Danny Jennings, 14.834

 

 

STORYBOOK HOMECOMING: Daryn Pittman Claims Meaningful Lawton Speedway Win
The 2013 champion earned his first win of the year in his last weekend with Roth Motorsports

LAWTON, OK — Sept. 18, 2020 — Daryn Pittman's wife and two kids fell into his arms after he climbed out of his car in Victory Lane at Lawton Speedway Friday night.

It was a moment of celebration, reflection and embracement.

They'd been on a different emotional ride the week prior.

After 25 years of racing, which includes winning the 2013 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship, Pittman, of Owasso, OK, announced he would step away from full-time racing at the end of the year.

Seven days later, it was announced he wouldn’t finish the year with Roth Motorsports – who he’s driven for since the beginning of 2019. In a mutual agreement, the two decided to part ways after this weekend at Lawton Speedway and Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Then Pittman will finish the season with Heffner Racing.

That announcement came a day before returning to his home state to compete in front of family and friends at Lawton Speedway – the track that gave him his first ever Sprint Car win.

Pittman was able to keep it all out of his head on race day, though.

“When you do it this long, you’re pretty good at tuning everything else out,” he said. “It’s been a roller coaster few weeks on a couple of fronts. I’m glad to be making news like this, rather than how we have been.”

It didn't take him long to prove his mental toughness and level of focus either.

Pittman qualified third, won the Drydene Heat Race and then the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash – placing him on the pole for the Feature. His last win had come in September 2019.

When the 35-lap Feature commenced, he continued to show his starvation for another win. Pittman mastered his relationship with his throttle to launch ahead of second-place Parker Price-Miller on the initial start. The young Indiana-native tried to keep pace with Pittman in the opening laps but eventually lost him by about three car lengths.

The technical track conditions left little room for error. Price-Miller discovered that on Lap 11 when he nearly flipped his car in Turn 3.

His error gave Pittman a new challenge with David Gravel lining up alongside him on the restart. However, like Price-Miller, Gravel couldn’t keep pace with Pittman on the restart and faded. Gravel then had to fend off Sheldon Haudenschild, who eventually found himself in the work area with a flat left rear tire and fought back to a fourth-place finish.

On the final restart with 18 laps to go, reigning champion Brad Sweet took advantage of Gravel's bad start and stole second place.

The Roth Motorsports #83 car had a challenger for the first time all night. With 10 laps to go and slower traffic not making Pittman’s life easy, Sweet raised the heart rate and blood pressure of those biting their fingers for the Oklahoma kid.

Sweet dove underneath his former Kasey Kahne Racing teammate into Turn 1 with seven laps to go and nosed ahead of him through the corner. Pittman had the better momentum around the high side, though, and charged ahead. Sweet then had six more laps to rebuild another run. He made the most of them.

The NAPA Auto Parts #49 inched closer to Pittman every lap. Three car lengths. Two cars lengths. One.

On the final lap, he was there. Sweet made a last-ditch effort of again throwing his car underneath Pittman into Turn 1. He just about cleared him by the center of the corner but Pittman wouldn't open the door for him to take the lead. With the momentum on the top lane still on his side, Pittman launched back ahead of his last lap rival off the corner.

By clearing Sweet off Turn 2, Pittman went on to end his winless streak, silence any questions of his performance and throw a confetti-filled homecoming party in Victory Lane with his family and friends.

“To win here (at Lawton Speedway) with as many friends and family, people that have supported me for 25 years, honestly some of them longer than that, honestly means more than anything,” Pittman said. “Yeah, we’re glad we won, but with as bad as our season has been, I still show up to every race to win and know that we can contend. It’s just been a struggle and a grind. I show up with the same attitude every race. And the same effort, and, man, we just hit it tonight.

“I’ve got to thank Dennis and Teresa (Roth) for giving me this opportunity for the last two years to run their car. You know, unfortunately it just didn’t work out the way we wanted. I couldn’t be more grateful for them sticking with me and giving me this opportunity to stay out on the road and continue to do what I love to do. Man, it’s a great feeling. This is what Victory Lane feels like. I was starting to forget.”

Sweet had to settle for his eighth runner-up finish this year but was able to extend his points lead. He’s now 16 points ahead of Logan Schuchart, who finished fifth.

“I kept getting a run off (Turn) four, thinking I could slide him (Pittman) and maybe show him the bottom and get him off the top,” Sweet said. "I just didn’t do a good job there. But he did a good job. He covered all of his lines right and got through traffic good enough that we couldn’t get him. I know it’s kind of Daryn’s last run here, so I’m really happy for him and his family.”

Gravel finished third for the second race in a row and extended his top-10 streak to 25 top-10 finishes in a row.

“I felt like I had just as good of a car as anybody there at the beginning and just faded late,” Gravel said. “We want to get these wins. I’m sick of these top-fives and stuff. Being consistent is great, but we want to win races. So, hopefully we can get in Victory Lane tomorrow.”

The Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday will be Pittman’s final race with Roth Motorsports. He also has 13 more races this season before he hangs up his helmet as a full-time driver.

No matter the results in that time, his home state return provided a moment of celebration, reflection and embracement.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Devil’s Bowl Speedway for the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals on Sat., Sept. 19. 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. 83-Daryn Pittman [1][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$5,500]; 3. 41-David Gravel [3][$3,200]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5][$2,800]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$2,300]; 7. 2-Carson Macedo [4][$2,200]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9][$2,100]; 9. 14-Parker Price-Miller [2][$2,050]; 10. 11X-John Carney [12][$2,000]; 11. 33M-Mason Daniel [14][$1,500]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [10][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [11][$1,100]; 14. 2C-Wayne Johnson [13][$1,050]; 15. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [15][$1,000]; 16. 6-Bill Rose [18][$900]; 17. 42P-Preston Perlmutter [19][$800]; 18. 9S-Kyle Clark [16][$800]; 19. 72-Chris Tarrant [21][$800]; 20. 1J-Danny Jennings [20][$800]; 21. 1X-Jake Bubak [17][$800]; 22. 17G-Channin Tankersley [22][$800]; Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+4]

Qualifying – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.49; 2. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 12.536; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.57; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.582; 5. 41-David Gravel, 12.618; 6. 11X-John Carney, 12.745; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.76; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.77; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.781; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.786; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.859; 12. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.882; 13. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.91; 14. 33M-Mason Daniel, 12.937; 15. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 12.977; 16. 9S-Kyle Clark, 13.033; 17. 1X-Jake Bubak, 13.055; 18. 6-Bill Rose, 13.371; 19. 42P-Preston Perlmutter, 13.566; 20. 1J-Danny Jennings, 13.572; 21. 72-Chris Tarrant, 13.92; 22. 17G-Channin Tankersley, NT

 

 

WHERE IT STARTED: Pittman Excited About Potential In Home State Return
Roth Motorsports eyes first win of 2020 with the 2013 World of Outlaws champion

LAWTON, OK — Sept. 15, 2020 — Before hanging up his helmet as a full-time driver at the end of the year, Daryn Pittman will return to the site that helped launch his Sprint Car career this weekend.

For the first time since 1985, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Lawton Speedway on Fri., Sept. 18. Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws champion, of Owasso, OK, earned his first career Sprint Car win in a regional American Sprint Car Series event at the Oklahoma track.

The Series will then venture to Devil’s Bowl Speedway – the birthplace of the World of Outlaws – in Mesquite, TX on Sat., Sept. 19. Pittman also grew up racing in the Texas area and has two wins at the historic track.

“I’m excited to go,” Pittman said. “That’s always kind of a special place for me there (at Lawton). One of my longtime car owners, Donnie Woodburn, is from Lawton. We have really good friends that live there as well that have followed us since racing Micros. So, we’ve got quite a few connections down that way. Any race in the Oklahoma-Texas area takes me back to where it all started. It’s exciting from my standpoint.”

While Pittman has a victory at Lawton Speedway, he doesn’t consider that to be an advantage. He joked he doesn’t really remember the track since he hasn’t been back there in nearly 20 years. And his ASCS win there wasn't because of a special reason.

“We just won,” Pittman said with a chuckle.

That’s again his goal this weekend as he and his Roth Motorsports team continue to search for their first victory of 2020. His last win came more than a year ago a Silver Dollar Speedway.

“We expect to run well and want to go for a win,” Pittman said. “I know it gets more and more difficult when you go this long into a season without a win. But I think if you don’t unload with that mentality it is time to do something different. We definitely know that we can do it. We just need to get better and make better decision as the night goes on.”

To fix that, Pittman said they’re looking at everything but the Feature at the moment. They’re focused on improving their qualifying and then how they perform in the Drydene Heat Races.

With a solid qualifying run they can they focus on getting a good finish in the Heat Race and get into the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, which would guarantee at least a top-eight starting spot.

“We just really break the night down as everything is its own segment,” Pittman said. “First our focus is on qualifying well. If you can do that, then we focus on the Heat Race. If you don’t qualify well, you focus on trying to salvage as much as you can out of your Heat Race because those spots are so important for your Feature starting spot. We just try to take it one step at a time. We’re not looking at the Feature right now. Right now, we’re focused on Qualifying. Then we move on to the next step depending on how that goes.”

He earned his first podium finish since July at Huset’s Speedway two weeks ago but has been in and out of the top-10 since. And while this will be his first World of Outlaws race at Lawton Speedway, Pittman can go into Devil’s Bowl Speedway with confidence having earned a runner-up finish at the track last year.

Pittman announced last week he'll step away from racing full-time in 2021. He wouldn’t call it retirement but will be focused on exploring other interests and avenues.

That’s for next year, though. With 14 races remaining this season, he’s focused on ending the year strong and adding to his win list.

“Long term is always in the back of your mind but right now we’re focused on getting this 83 (car) in Victory Lane,” Pittman said.

Get tickets for the event at Lawton Speedway by clicking here.

Get tickets for the event at Devil’s Bowl Speedway by clicking here.

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

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Historic Doubleheader in Oklahoma, Texas Ahead
Big races with big points implications and big payouts make up the weekend

LAWTON, OK — Sept. 14, 2020 — We’re not in Kansas anymore. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is set for a historic doubleheader weekend in Oklahoma and Texas.

The Greatest Show on Dirt returns to Lawton Speedway in Lawton, OK for the first time since 1985 on Fri., Sept. 18 and then ventures to the Series’ birthplace for the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX on Sat., Sept. 19.

Both races will play a key part in the epic battle for the Series championship, which still has five drivers – and six teams – competing for the title. You'll also see drivers leaving with healthy paydays. The event at Lawton will pay $10,000-to-win and the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil's Bowl will pay $20,000-to-win.

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

Here are the top storylines to follow this weekend:

SHELDON HITS NEXT LEVEL: Sheldon Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, is having one of the best seasons of his career and has solidified himself as one of the top drivers to beat every weekend with his Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing team. He has five wins, so far, this year with three of them coming in the last six races.

He’ll make his first start at Lawton Speedway on Friday, but don’t think that lowers his chances of winning at the track. Several drivers will also be making their first appearance at the speedway and Haudenschild has already won twice this year at tracks he’d never been to before. In five starts at Devil’s Bowl, he has one top-five and three top-10s.

ALLEN IS A WINNER: After 358 races of defeat Jacob Allen finally became a World of Outlaws winner at Dodge City Raceway Park last weekend. Now, with that monkey off of his back, he’ll be poised to get another win this weekend.

He'll make his first appearance at Lawton Speedway and look for redemption at Devil's Bowl. He came close to a win at the Texas track last year after leading most of the race before fading to third. His father and car owner, Bobby Allen, won at Devil's Bowl in 1986. With a new wave of confidence for he and his team, more wins could be on the way in 2020.

PITTMAN AFTER HOME WIN: This weekend will be a special homecoming for Daryn Pittman, of Owasso, OK. Lawton Speedway is the site of his first ever Sprint Car win and he recently announced that 2020 would be his final year as a full-time driver.

He and his Roth Motorsports team are still searching for their first win of the season. He’s yet to run a World of Outlaws race at Lawton but has two wins at Devil’s Bowl – in 2014 and 2018.

READY TO COWBOY UP: Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, left Texas wearing a new cowboy hat last year after claiming his first win at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. With five wins, so far, this season and the last one coming in July, he’ll be hungry to park his Drydene car in Victory Lane again.

He’ll also be looking to make up more points on leader Brad Sweet. Schuchart is currently second in points, 10 points behind Sweet.

SWEET HOLDING STRONG: Reigning champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, maintained his points lead after last weekend with a fifth- and fourth-place finish. He’s currently on a run of eight top-five finishes in a row – one of them being his win at I-80 Speedway.

Sweet has one win at Devil’s Bowl in 2017 and will make his first start with the World of Outlaws at Lawton Speedway.

SCHATZ MAKING GAINS: Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team are inching closer to getting back to their traditional winning ways. Schatz found the podium again at Dodge City last weekend and then finished sixth the next night.

He has three wins at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, most recently in 2018. He’s still currently third in points – 80 points behind Sweet.

JJR STRONG IN TEXAS: David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, has yet to win at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, but Jason Johnson Racing is no stranger to success at the historic track. Jason Johnson won there in 2017 and still holds the track record.

Gravel is currently on a run of 24 top-10 finishes in a row and has helped keep JJR in contention for the team championship title. JJR is currently 10 points behind Kasey Kahne Racing, tied with Shark Racing.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Friday, Sept. 18 at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, OK. Event Info / Tickets
Saturday, Sept. 19 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX. Event Info / Tickets

ABOUT THE TRACK
Lawton Speedway is a semi-banked 1/4-mile track.
Online – LawtonSpeedway.com

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is a high-banked 1/2-mile track.
Track Record – 13.306 set by Jason Johnson on 4/27/18
Online – DevilsBowl.com

1/4-MILE & 1/2-MILE WINNERS IN 2020
There have been three races on 1/4-mile tracks in 2020.
Tri-State Speedway: Carson Short won on June 19 and Carson Macedo won on June 20
River Cities Speedway: Kyle Larson won on Aug. 21

There have been 10 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 and Aug. 14, Kyle Larson won on June 12, June 13, Aug. 13 and Aug. 15
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

LAWTON SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
1985 – Sammy Swindell on June 22
1984 – Jeff Swindell on June 23
1983 – Steve Kinser on June 25
1982 – Steve Kinser on June 26
1981 – Sammy Swindell on June 27
1980 – Steve Kinser on June 28
1978 – Rick Ferkel on Sept. 19, Sammy Swindell on Sept. 21

DEVIL’S BOWL SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2019 – Logan Schuchart on April 12
2018 – Daryn Pittman on April 27, Donny Schatz on April 28
2017 – Jason Johnson on April 14, Brad Sweet on April 15
2016 – Joey Saldana on April 22, Shane Stewart on April 23
2015 – Donny Schatz on April 25
2014 – Donny Schatz on April 18, Daryn Pittman on April 19
2003 – Tyler Walker on March 15
2002 – Joey Saldana on March 16
2001 – Craig Dollansky on March 10, Joey Saldana on October 27
2000 – Danny Lasoski on March 11, Sammy Swindell on October 28
1999 – Danny Lasoski on April 24, Sammy Swindell on April 24 (1998 Winter Nat’ls finale), Gary Wright on October 15
1998 – Steve Kinser on March 21
1997 – Mark Kinser on March 22, Mark Kinser on October 18
1996 – Steve Kinser on March 23, Mark Kinser on October 19
1995 – Gary Wright on March 18, Stevie Smith on July 29, Gary Wright on October 21
1994 – Andy Hillenburg on March 19, Steve Kinser on July 30, Sammy Swindell on October 23
1993 – Steve Kinser on March 20, Gary Wright on July 31, Dave Blaney on October 23
1992 – Stevie Smith on March 21, Sammy Swindell on June 13, Steve Kinser on October 24
1988 – Dave Blaney on March 19, Steve Kinser on June 18
1987 – Sammy Swindell on March 15, Bobby Davis, Jr., on June 20
1986 – Bobby Allen on March 9, Sammy Swindell on June 21
1985 – Steve Kinser on March 3, Sammy Swindell on June 21
1984 – Steve Kinser on March 4, Bobby Davis, Jr., on May 4, Jeff Swindell on June 22
1983 – Doug Wolfgang on April 22, Ron Shuman on June 24
1982 – Bobby Davis, Jr., on March 20, Steve Kinser on June 25
1981 – Danny Smith on March 14, Doug Wolfgang on March 21, Ron Shuman on June 26
1980 – Doug Wolfgang on March 15, Sammy Swindell on March 22, Sammy Swindell on June 27, Sammy Swindell on September 13
1979 – Steve Kinser on March 31, Sammy Swindell on September 8
1978 – Jimmy Boyd on March 18, Sammy Swindell on September 16

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 Plymouth Speedway Thurs., Sept. 24. Click here for tickets.

Then, on Fri., Sept. 25, the Series returns to Wayne County Speedway. Click here for tickets.

The tripleheader weekend will end with a return to Lernerville Speedway on Sat., Sept. 26. Click here for tickets.

2020 STATS
There have been 40 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (11 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 10
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 5
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
5 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
6 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (42 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 14
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 13
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 11
4 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 9
5 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 8
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 8
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 8
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 8
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 8
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 8
6 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 7
7 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
8 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 4
9 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 3
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3
10 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 2
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 2
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 2
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia – 2
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 2
11 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 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
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Colby Copeland, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (16 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
2 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 3
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
3 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
4 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (25 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 4
2 – Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 3
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
3 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 2
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 2
4 – 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
– Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Ill. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Tim Wagaman, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Steve Buckwalter, Royersford, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, N.D. – 1
– Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, Minn. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
­– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (13 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
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, Iowa – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (3 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Skylar Gee, Leduc, AB, Canada

PODIUM FINISHES (23 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 23
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 18
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 14
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 12
5 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 11
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 11
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 6
7 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
8 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 2
9 – 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
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (15 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 7
2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 5
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 5
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, N.D. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (16 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 233
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 193
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 180
4 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 154
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 129
6 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 78
7 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 74
8 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 55
9 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 45
10 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 37
11 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 32
12 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 30
13 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 27
14 – Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 24
15 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 10
16 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 3

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (18 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 5
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 5
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
3 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 3
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
4 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw Wash. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, Wis. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 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, May 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (1)
5. Fri., May 22 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (2)
6. Sat., May 23 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (1)
7. Friday, May 29 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Logan Schuchart (2)
8. Saturday, May 30 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Donny Schatz (2)
9. Friday, June 5 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (3)
10. Saturday, June 6 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (4)
11. Friday, June 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (2)
12. Saturday, June 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (3)
13. Friday, June 19 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Short (1)
14. Saturday, June 20 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (1)
15. Thursday, June 25 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Brad Sweet (5)
16. Friday, June 26 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (3)
17. Saturday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (4)
18. Friday, July 3 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (6)
19. Sat., July 4 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (7)
20. Friday, July 10 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA / Parker Price-Miller (1)
21. Saturday, July 11 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / David Gravel (2)
22. Sun., July 12 / Terre Haute Action Track / Terre Haute, IN / Logan Schuchart (5)
23. Tuesday, July 14 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Kyle Larson (4)
24. Tuesday, July 21 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, PA / Donny Schatz (3)
25. Thursday, July 23 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
26. Fri., July 24 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Shane Stewart (1)
27. Sat., July 25 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg. PA / David Gravel (3)
28. Fri., Aug. 7 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
29. Sat., Aug. 8 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (5)
30. Thurs., Aug. 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (6)
31. Fri., Aug. 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (4)
32. Sat., Aug. 15 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (7)
33. Fri., Aug. 21 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Kyle Larson (8)
34. Sat., Aug. 22 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, ND / Kyle Larson (9)
35. Sat., Aug. 29 / U.S. 36 Raceway / Osborn, MO / Sheldon Haudenschild (3)
36. Sun., Aug. 30 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE / Brad Sweet (8)
37. Sat., Sept. 5 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Sheldon Haudenschild (4)
38. Sun., Sept. 6 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Kyle Larson (10)
39. Fri., Sept. 11 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, KS / Jacob Allen (1)
40. Sat., Sept. 12 / Dodge City Raceway Park / Dodge City, KS / Sheldon Haudenschild (5)

 

 

SHELDON’S SHOWDOWN: Haudenschild Spurs World of Outlaws in Dodge City

NOS Energy Drink racer dominates Boot Hill Showdown for fifth victory of 2020

by Jordan DeLucia

DODGE CITY, KS – Sept. 12, 2020 – Sheldon Haudenschild held a 7.5-second advantage over second place as he crossed the line with five laps remaining. With the wave of the caution flag just two corners later, that gap was erased.

Haudenschild was blistering the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series field Saturday night around Dodge City Raceway Park when a right-rear tire let go on Tim Kaeding’s #7, bringing out the caution and putting a hungry Parker Price-Miller and David Gravel right behind him for the restart.

Haudenschild stomped on the throttle out of Turn 4 at the drop of the green and began to pull away from the field once again, displaying that speed on the top side of the track he’d shown all race long. Crossing the finish line with a 1.493-second advantage over Price-Miller, Haudenschild scored his fifth win of the season and earned the $10,000 check on the final night of the Boot Hill Showdown.

“We qualified a little bit better tonight, and I can’t [stress] how much that means,” Haudenschild said in his post-race interview on DIRTVision. “Gotta start on the front row of them Heats and get in them Dashes. Even after you do that, you’ve gotta draw good for that Dash.”

And draw well he did. Haudenschild pulled the #2 out of the NOS Energy Drink redraw can, setting him up for a runner-up finish in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and a front-row starting spot for the 30-lap NOS Energy Drink Feature.

At the drop of the green, Price-Miller jumped out to the early lead and hit the tail of the field inside the first five laps. Maneuvering around the first two lapped cars with ease, Price-Miller then approached the rear of Bill Rose with Haudenschild now right on his bumper.

Entering Turn 1 on the cushion, Price-Miller took a look underneath Rose at the exit of Turn 2 but lost some speed in the process, opening the door for the Haudenschild on the top. Haudenschild threaded the needle in between Price-Miller and Rose down the backstretch and sailed into the lead entering Turn 3.

“You gotta get through lappers with these guys, and can’t hesitate,” Haudenschild said of his move for the lead in traffic. “Parker was really good, but just one little, not even really mess-up, he just lost his speed there and I was able to go around him.”

What followed was a powerful display of speed and swiftness in lapped traffic by the NOS Energy Drink #17, similar to his intensity seen in last year’s Ironman 55. By Lap 14, his advantage was at three seconds. Five laps later, a 4.6-second lead. With 10 laps to go, he was 5.5 seconds ahead.

Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, built-up that big lead right on the top side of the 3/8-mile oval – the preferred groove for many drivers throughout the race. After all, it’s what helped him grab the lead earlier on.

“It was just so slick around the bottom, wasn’t much you could do,” Haudenschild said. “Kinda had to get to the top and wait for them to make a mistake and get through the lappers. That’s what decided this race.”

Even after the caution flag flew in the closing laps, Haudenschild was still able to open a gap back up before the finish. He stuck it right on the top side and got back to work on the restart, leading the field back around to the checkers for his 12th career World of Outlaws Feature win.

Price-Miller held strong inside the top-three all night and brought the Dietz Motorsports #14 home in second. Albeit, he felt he could have been a little smoother with the slower cars.

“I feel bad for my guys; I feel like I didn’t do a good enough job in lapped traffic,” Price-Miller said. “I just wasn’t aggressive enough, Sheldon’s really good about being aggressive, being up on the wheel. He just kinda sucked my doors off there.”

David Gravel also had a solid night inside the top-three, keeping pace with Price-Miller throughout the Feature while dicing through traffic on the top. He hung with the leaders for the distance, but just wasn’t able to make the passes he needed at the end.

“Sheldon was the class of the field tonight,” Gravel said. “In open track, me and Parker could keep up. But once we got in lapped traffic, we just got too tight and wasn’t able to compete with him.”

Defending Series champion Brad Sweet, Friday night’s runner-up Logan Schuchart and 10-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz all finished four-five-six, tightening the championship points battle even further with the season winding down. Sweet now leads Schuchart by 10 and Schatz by 80. Haudenschild now sits 104 points behind in fourth.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars next head to Lawton Speedway in Lawton, OK, for the first time since 1985 on Friday, Sept. 18 and will then return to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX, for the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals on Saturday, September 19.

Tickets for the Sept. 18 race at Lawton Speedway can be purchased by clicking here; tickets to the Sept. 19 event at Devil’s Bowl Speedway are available here.

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

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$10,000]; 2. 14-Parker Price-Miller [1][$5,000]; 3. 41-David Gravel [3][$3,000]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$2,700]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [8][$2,200]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [10][$2,000]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11][$1,800]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$1,600]; 10. 2-Carson Macedo [15][$1,450]; 11. 7-Tim Kaeding [7][$1,300]; 12. 83-Daryn Pittman [13][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [12][$1,100]; 14. 11X-John Carney [9][$1,000]; 15. 1X-Jake Bubak [14][$950]; 16. 2C-Wayne Johnson [18][$900]; 17. 9S-Kyle Clark [20][$850]; 18. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [17][$750]; 19. 6-Bill Rose [19][$725]; 20. 91-Jeff Stasa [21][$700]; 21. 1J-Danny Jennings [22][$700]; 22. 33M-Mason Daniel [16][$700]; Lap Leader: Parker Price-Miller 1-7, Sheldon Haudenschild 8-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Carson Macedo[+5]

 

 

‘OH MAN’: Emotional Allen Earns First World of Outlaws Victory

In seventh season, Shark Racing pilot conquers Dodge City for breakthrough win with teammate Schuchart second

by Jordan DeLucia

DODGE CITY, KS – Sept. 11, 2020 – He climbed atop his Drydene Performance Products #1a in Dodge City Raceway Park Victory Lane, the emotion already building inside of him.

At long last, Jacob Allen is a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature winner.

“Oh man, oh man… I’ve worked really hard,” Allen said to DIRTVision pit reporter Chase Raudman in Victory Lane, nearly overcome with emotion.

Since the trying days of his rookie year with the Outlaws back in 2014, there’s been nothing more Allen has wanted to do than be a World of Outlaws Feature winner. And now, after coming so close so many times, he’s finally done it.

Leading all 30 laps of Friday night’s Boot Hill Showdown opener, Allen was flawless throughout. But in the closing circuits, a sour memory briefly crossed his mind.

“I looked up at the [lap counter] at some point at the end there, and I saw it said three-to-go, and I was like, ‘oh man, I know what this is like, leading with about three-to-go and then breaking.’ So, I was just being cool and racing my race.”

Allen flashed back on the disappointment of his run at Stockton Dirt Track in September of last year, leading the NOS Energy Drink Showdown with under three laps remaining when an ignition box failure struck, sending him to the infield as his Shark Racing teammate Logan Schuchart zoomed on by to win $20,000.

But that’s all behind him now. Shark Racing can now eat from the fruits of their labor – the labor that Allen takes so much pride in.

“So much has gone into it,” he said. “Being so close to just giving up and not wanting to do it, but just to come back this year and take a whole new look on everything and be positive and be cool about it. Finally, this has paid off, and to have Logan second is pretty badass.

“I’m just thankful to drive this #1a with Drydene on it, and Logan, and this whole team to be part of Drydene, racing and my dad… This is an honor. I’ll never forget this.”

Of course, no victory ever comes easy against the World of Outlaws, and Allen’s first was no exception. Starting from the outside pole, Allen beat polesitter Tim Kaeding into Turn 1 on the opening lap and shot out to the early lead, Schuchart right behind him.

Down the backstretch the teammates raced on Lap 2, almost completely even as they entered Turn 3. Allen was able to pull away slightly, but Schuchart came back at him on the bottom one lap later; Allen again denying him with speed down the straightaways.

A series of caution flags were thrown for debris around the halfway mark, forcing Allen to hang tough on the restarts. Which, he did. With the likes of Schuchart, Donny Schatz, David Gravel and Brad Sweet behind him, not once did the Hanover, PA-native flinch when the pressure was on.

As the laps wound down, Allen began to catch the tail of the field again. He first looked to the outside of Mason Daniel to put him a lap down but lost some speed on the top side, allowing Schuchart to close the gap.

Allen did find his way around on the inside next time around, Schuchart taking the same route with two laps remaining. But by that time, Allen had already widened the gap too far for the Drydene #1s to make up. Smooth and steady out of Turn 4 for the final time, Allen crossed the stripe for his first $10,000 victory.

He knows he’s been through a lot, but he never gave up. Allen’s unshakable determination was even tested at I-80 Speedway just two weekends ago, where he started on the pole and led the first 12 laps, battling with defending champion Brad Sweet before fading back to sixth.

But the one thing that remained with him all this time – his will to win. The never-say-die attitude carried him through the rough defeats of his past.

“Just being so close so many times and not winning… I wouldn’t show it or talk about it, and I always try to be positive. But when I’m chilling in my motorhome or just hanging out, deep down, it definitely bites at you a little bit,” Allen said.

“But you can’t give up. I’m only 26. I have a whole long racing career ahead of me, and I came about this World of Outlaws tour in a very different way. I’m proud of myself, I’m proud of my team and everybody who’s supported me and never given up on me.”

It was all smiles from the runner-up as well in Victory Lane, as Schuchart gave Allen a big hug before his post-race interview. If anyone else there knew how hard Allen has worked to earn his first win, it was him.

“Words can’t describe how happy I am for him,” Schuchart said. “Just the emotions of crossing that finish line and knowing he won. I tried my all to pass him, just like I did at Stockton and any other time he was leading a race. I’m a competitor, that’s what I do. Again, I couldn’t catch him. He was running a great race, a smart race, and I’m just so happy for him and his guys.”

Rounding out the podium with a solid run in the top-five all race was Donny Schatz. The 10-time World of Outlaws champion started third and finished there with a car he said was solid, making up four points on Brad Sweet in the championship standings.

“It was a good race. I thought we were gonna be able to get there, but just couldn’t seem to make anything happen. Some nights are like that, and tonight was one of those,” Schatz said.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action continues Saturday night in race #2 of the Boot Hill Showdown from Dodge City Raceway Park. Catch all the action live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [2][$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][$5,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$3,000]; 4. 41-David Gravel [6][$2,700]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$2,200]; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman [5][$2,000]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10][$1,800]; 9. 2-Carson Macedo [12][$1,600]; 10. 14-Parker Price-Miller [11][$1,450]; 11. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [13][$1,300]; 12. 11X-John Carney [8][$1,200]; 13. 2C-Wayne Johnson [17][$1,100]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [16][$1,000]; 15. 9S-Kyle Clark [19][$950]; 16. 33M-Mason Daniel [18][$900]; 17. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [15][$850]; 18. 7-Tim Kaeding [1][$750]; 19. 6-Bill Rose [20][$725]; 20. 91-Jeff Stasa [21][$700]; 21. 1J-Danny Jennings [22][$700]; 22. 1X-Jake Bubak [14][$700]; Lap Leaders: Jacob Allen 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+4]

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Dodge City To Host Key Outlaw Showdown
Big wins and important points on the line during Boot Hill Showdown Sept. 11-12

DODGE CITY, KS — Sept. 8, 2020 — Dodge City in Kansas has hosted some of the biggest outlaws in history, such as Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and Clay Allison. This weekend, the latest generation of outlaws return to the historic city with their 900hp chariots.

Names like Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz and Logan Schuchart return with the rest of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series for the Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park Sept. 11-12.

Last year’s doubleheader at the 3/8-mile track played a key role in the championship battle with title contenders Schatz and Sweet swapping wins the two nights. The event will once again be an important weekend for the title chase with five drivers still in contention for it this year.

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:

SWEET PULLS AHEAD: Reigning champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, is back on track with his championship hunt. After a month of bad luck, he’s turned that around with a recent win at I-80 Speedway and two top-five finishes at Huset’s Speedway to give him a 14-point lead heading into Dodge City Raceway Park.

Sweet is the most recent winner at Dodge City, claiming his first win at the 3/8-mile track last year. He kept himself in the championship hunt last year with that win and will be poised to do the same again this year with his Kasey Kahne Racing team.

HAUDENSCHILD RISING: Sheldon Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, and his Stenhouse Jr.-Marhsall Racing team continue to elevate themselves as one of the top teams in the Series. He won a wild one at Huset’s a week after winning at U.S. 36 Raceway.

They’ll be a favorite to win again this weekend. Haudenschild finished sixth and fifth, respectively, at Dodge City last year and already has a win on a 3/8-mile track this year. A wreck during the last race at Huset’s hurt his championship chances, but he’s still in contention – currently 110 points back from the lead.

SCHATZ EYES WEST WIN: Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, is always a top threat to win at Dodge City Raceway Park with five wins at the track. He’s earned one win there for the past three years.

A win this year would go a long way for he and his Tony Stewart/Curb Agajanian Racing team who have three wins, so far, in 2020 and have not won since the beginning of July at Lernerville Speedway. They’ve consistently been in the top-10 and top-five for the past few races but are aiming to get back in the winner’s circle weekly. Schatz is also currently third in points – 80 points back from the lead.

SHARKS ON THE HUNT: Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, hasn’t finished outside the top-10 in 19 races. However, even with that string, he gave up points to Brad Sweet the last few races and lost the points lead. He’s currently second, 14 points behind Sweet. He’ll be going for his first win at Dodge City this weekend. Last year he finished third and sixth there.

His Shark Racing teammate Jacob Allen, also of Hanover, PA, continues to show improvement each race as he hunts for his first career win. Allen gave Kyle Larson a run for his money while battling for the win during the first night at Huset’s last weekend before blowing a tire. He’s been fast on 3/8-mile tracks this year, as well, nearly winning at the 3/8-mile Lincoln Speedway.

GRAVEL ON A ROLE: David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, continues to ride the best streak in the Series with 22 top-10 finishes in a row – 15 of them top-five finishes and three of them wins. He’ll likely keep it going this weekend at Dodge City, too, having finished third and fourth there last year. A win a Dodge City this year would be his first at the track.

Despite missing two races, he is sixth in the driver championship standings, but well out of contention to go after the championship. However, his team, Jason Johnson Racing, is in the thick of the battle of the team championship. His consistency has placed the team 14 points back from the lead – tied with Shark Racing for second.

PITTMAN KEEPS FIGHTING: Daryn Pittman, of Owasso, OK, returns to one of his best tracks on the tour this weekend. He has four wins at Dodge City – including his sweep of the doubleheader weekend there in 2014. However, he finished seventh and 10th there last year.

He and his Roth Motorsports team are still searching for their first win of 2020. A win this weekend would help provide a confidence booster for the team and give them momentum heading into Lawton Speedway – a home state race for Pittman.

SIDES AIMS FOR STRONG WEEKEND: Dodge City Raceway Park has been one of Jason Sides’ best tracks, collecting two wins there – most recently in 2015.

Aside from the last race at Huset’s, where Sides got collected in an accident, he had been on a consistent run of top-15 finishes. This weekend could help the Bartlett, TN driver and his Sides Motorsports team get back on their consistent run and grow.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Saturday, Sept. 11 & Sunday, Sept. 12 at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, KS. Event Info / Tickets

ABOUT THE TRACK
Dodge City Raceway Park is a semi-banked 3/8-mile track
Track Record – 11.759 sec. set by Ian Madsen on Oct. 20, 2018
Online – DodgeCityRaceway.com

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
Red River Valley Speedway: Kyle Larson won on Aug. 22

DODGE CITY RACEWAY PARK PREVIOUS WINNERS
2019 - Donny Schatz on Sept. 20, Brad Sweet on Sept. 21
2018 – Donny Schatz on October 20
2015 – Jason Sides on July 3, Donny Schatz on July 4
2014 – Daryn Pittman on July 4, Daryn Pittman on July 5
2013 – Donny Schatz on July 5, Daryn Pittman on July 6
2012 – Steve Kinser on June 22, Kraig Kinser on June 23
2011 – Craig Dollansky on July 1, Jason Sides on July 2
2010 – Sammy Swindell on June 12, Joey Saldana on June 14
2009 – Joey Saldana on June 12, Joey Saldana on June 13
2008 – Joey Saldana on June 20, Donny Schatz on June 21
2007 – Jason Meyers on June 22, Daryn Pittman on June 23
2006 – Joey Saldana on July 1
2005 – Danny Lasoski on Oct. 8
2004 – Steve Kinser on June 22

ON THE INTERNET
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
Twitter – Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws – @WorldofOutlaws
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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 Lawton Speedway for the first time since 1985 on Fri., Sept. 18. Get tickets by clicking here. Then the Series returns to Devil’s Bowl Speedway for the Texas Outlaw Nationals on Sat., Sept. 19. Click here for tickets.

2020 STATS
There have been 38 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (10 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 10
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
5 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
6 – 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 (42 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 13
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 12
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 9
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 9
4 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 8
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 8
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 8
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 8
5 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 7
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 7
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 7
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
7 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 4
8 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 3
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3
9 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 2
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 2
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 2
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia – 2
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 2
10 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 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
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Colby Copeland, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (14 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 4
2 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 3
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
3 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
4 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (25 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 4
2 – Mason Daniel, Springville, Calif. – 3
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
3 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 2
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 2
4 – 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
– Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Ill. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Tim Wagaman, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Steve Buckwalter, Royersford, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, N.D. – 1
– Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, Minn. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
­– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (13 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
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, Iowa – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (3 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Skylar Gee, Leduc, AB, Canada

PODIUM FINISHES (23 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 23
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 17
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 14
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 11
5 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 10
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 10
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 6
7 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
8 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 2
9 – 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
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (15 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
2 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 6
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 5
4 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
6 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, N.D. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (16 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 233
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 194
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 180
4 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 131
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 129
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 74
7 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 55
8 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 48
9 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 45
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 – Gio Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 24
14 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 10
15 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 3

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (18 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 5
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 5
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
3 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 3
4 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
5 – 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
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 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, May 8 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (1)
5. Fri., May 22 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (2)
6. Sat., May 23 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (1)
7. Friday, May 29 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Logan Schuchart (2)
8. Saturday, May 30 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Donny Schatz (2)
9. Friday, June 5 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (3)
10. Saturday, June 6 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Brad Sweet (4)
11. Friday, June 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (2)
12. Saturday, June 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (3)
13. Friday, June 19 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Short (1)
14. Saturday, June 20 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (1)
15. Thursday, June 25 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Brad Sweet (5)
16. Friday, June 26 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (3)
17. Saturday, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (4)
18. Friday, July 3 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (6)
19. Sat., July 4 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (7)
20. Friday, July 10 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA / Parker Price-Miller (1)
21. Saturday, July 11 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / David Gravel (2)
22. Sun., July 12 / Terre Haute Action Track / Terre Haute, IN / Logan Schuchart (5)
23. Tuesday, July 14 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Kyle Larson (4)
24. Tuesday, July 21 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, PA / Donny Schatz (3)
25. Thursday, July 23 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
26. Fri., July 24 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Shane Stewart (1)
27. Sat., July 25 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg. PA / David Gravel (3)
28. Fri., Aug. 7 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
29. Sat., Aug. 8 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO / Kyle Larson (5)
30. Thurs., Aug. 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (6)
31. Fri., Aug. 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (4)
32. Sat., Aug. 15 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (7)
33. Fri., Aug. 21 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Kyle Larson (8)
34. Sat., Aug. 22 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, ND / Kyle Larson (9)
35. Sat., Aug. 29 / U.S. 36 Raceway / Osborn, MO / Sheldon Haudenschild (3)
36. Sun., Aug. 30 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE / Brad Sweet (8)
37. Sat., Sept. 5 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Sheldon Haudenschild (4)
38. Sun., Sept. 6 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Kyle Larson (10)

 

 

ON THE MONEY: Kyle Larson Claims $20K With Big Huset’s Speedway Win
Brad Sweet continues to extend his points lead with top-five finish Sunday night

BRANDON, SD — Sept. 6, 2020 — Two times Kyle Larson entered Huset’s Speedway with winning potential. Two times the historic track denied him that opportunity.

During a race at the track in August, Larson flipped early in the night and destroyed the car he had been dominating the year with. Then, Saturday night, during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ first return to the track in four years, Larson blew a tire while leading and suffered enough damage that he was unable to continue.

However, Sunday night, with $20,000-to-win on the line, Larson was unwilling to be denied his chance at a Huset’s Speedway win with the World of Outlaws. Keeping his car on all four wheels and tread on his tires, Larson methodically worked his way through the field to claim his first win at the South Dakota track, his 10th Series win this season and 18th career win overall.

“It’s definitely cool to get a win here (at Huset's Speedway),” said Larson, of Elk Grove, CA. “I love bull rings. It had a big curb there. A lot of fun. Really tricky.”

He started the night by earning Quick Time for the second night in a row – third time in three races at Huset’s Speedway – and then went on to win the third Drydene Heat Race of the night.

Gio Scelzi emerged as an early contender. He passed David Gravel for the lead on the first lap of the fourth Drydene Heat Race and went on to win it. He then gave Gravel déjà vu by passing him for the lead on the first lap of the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and went on to win that, as well – claiming the pole for the 35-lap Feature. Larson finished fourth in the Dash.

At the start of the Feature, Scelzi was able to pull ahead of Gravel with ease and claim the early lead. Behind him, a war brewed for the runner-up spot between Gravel, Larson, Kerry Madsen and Carson Macedo.

Madsen made early attempts at stealing the spot from Gravel but failed. Macedo was successful in doing so for a few laps before falling victim again to Gravel after a failed attempt of trying to take the lead from Scelzi.

Macedo’s fortune continued to turn for the worse with 15 laps to go. Jason Sides spun in front of him, causing the two to collide. Macedo tried to spin his car back around straight but ended up colliding with Saturday night’s winner Sheldon Haudenschild. Macedo was able to continue and finish 15th, while Haudenschild suffered too much damage and had to retire – finishing 20th.

On the following restart, Larson, now in third, had enough of watching others battle for second. He darted pasted Gravel for the position on the entry to Turn 1.

The runner-up spot was his and the lead was now within reach. The familiar scent of victory teased his senses.

Like the Larson of races past, he ripped the top of the track, pushing his car to its limits. Doing so helped him gain on Scelzi but also caused him to lose ground when he hit the cushion the wrong way. He didn’t have to work too hard to get back close to Scelzi, though. A caution did that for him.

Scelzi chose the top lane, giving Larson the bottom for the restart with 11 laps to go. The advantage went to Larson. Scelzi accelerated and slid sideways through Turn 4 while Larson had a straight shot off the corner. By the time they reached the flag stand, Larson was four car lengths ahead of Scelzi.

From then on, Larson looked like he had just been playing with everyone. He pulled away to about a three second lead in five laps.

A caution with three laps to go set the stage for Larson to potentially lose another race at Huset’s. But this time, no one, and nothing, was going to stop him. He jetted away from the field on the restart and pulled away to the win – finally conquering the historic track.

“The restarts weren’t working out for me early and I made a couple mistakes on some of the restarts,” Larson said. “We were on it pretty good those last few restarts. I was able to get by Gravel and Gio (Scelzi) shocked me when he took the top. I felt like that was a really smart move to take the top because we’re starting to get good runs on the restarts starting up there. I think it was just his first time up there and spun his tires a little bit and I was able to get a good run down here in the moisture and get clear and lead the rest of the way.”

James McFadden surprised many with his showstopping late race charge. He muscled his way to the runner-up spot by the end of the race after having started 11th.

“Just dialed the restarts there in the last couple,” said McFadden, of Warrnambool, VIC, Australia. “Good to get a runner-up. Would be good to race [Larson]. We just need to start further up toward the front.”

Gravel rounded out the podium, collecting valuable points for Jason Johnson Racing, who is now 14 points behind Kasey Kahne Racing for the team championship – tied with Shark Racing for the runner-up spot.

“I think we had a good enough car to win, just so many restarts I would lose a spot or lose track time about every single time,” said Gravel, of Watertown, CT. “Gio had a really slow pace (on restarts) and our car did not like that. We have to do our homework and fix that up.”

Scelzi ended the night fourth after leading the first 24 laps and Brad Sweet had a solid night with a fifth-place finish. That helped the reigning champion extend his points lead for the second night in a row – now 14 points ahead of second-place Logan Schuchart, who finished ninth. Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz remains third – now 80 points back – but managed to earn the KSE Racing Hard Charger Award with his march from 20th to eighth.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, KS for the Boot Hill Showdown doubleheader Sept. 11-12. Click here to get tickets.

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. 57-Kyle Larson [4][$20,000]; 2. 9-James McFadden [11][$7,500]; 3. 41-David Gravel [2][$4,200]; 4. 18-Gio Scelzi [1][$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [12][$2,500]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3][$2,300]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [8][$2,200]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [20][$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21][$2,050]; 10. 14-Parker Price-Miller [6][$2,000]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16][$1,500]; 12. 44S-Trey Starks [15][$1,200]; 13. 7-Justin Henderson [17][$1,100]; 14. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey [7][$1,050]; 15. 2-Carson Macedo [5][$1,000]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$1,000]; 17. 2C-Wayne Johnson [24][$1,000]; 18. 13-Sammy Swindell [23][$1,000]; 19. 17A-Austin McCarl [19][$1,000]; 20. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [10][$1,000]; 21. 83-Daryn Pittman [18][$1,000]; 22. 7S-Jason Sides [22][$1,000]; 23. 19-Paige Polyak [13][$1,000]; 24. 33M-Mason Daniel [14][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: Gio Scelzi 1-24, Kyle Larson 25-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+12]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 7-Justin Henderson, 10.843; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 10.887; 3. 2-Carson Macedo, 10.935; 4. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey, 10.94; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 10.943; 6. 9-James McFadden, 10.945; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.964; 8. 44S-Trey Starks, 10.988; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.005; 10. 17A-Austin McCarl, 11.027; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.076; 12. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 11.171; 13. 19-Paige Polyak, 11.346; 14. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 11.496; 15. 20A-Jordan Adams, 11.535; 16. 14T-Tim Estenson, 11.546; 17. O5-Colin Smith, 11.588; 18. 101-Chuck McGillivray, 11.629; 19. 11XS-Donovan Peterson, 11.808

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 10.725; 2. 41-David Gravel, 10.737; 3. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 10.778; 4. 18-Gio Scelzi, 10.891; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.912; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.989; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel, 11.004; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.049; 9. 13-Sammy Swindell, 11.094; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.145; 11. 2KS-Matt Juhl, 11.173; 12. 3-Tim Kaeding, 11.196; 13. 83-Daryn Pittman, 11.203; 14. 28-Scott Bogucki, 11.205; 15. 24-Terry McCarl, 11.274; 16. 15M-Bobby Mincer, 11.312; 17. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 11.419; 18. 44-Chris Martin, 11.53; 19. 6-Bill Rose, 11.562; 20. 6X-Frank Rodgers, NT

 

 

REBOUND RAGER: Sheldon Haudenschild Overcomes Flat Tire To Win at Huset’s
Brad Sweet extends his points lead over Logan Schuchart after wild Huset’s Speedway return

BRANDON, SD — Sept. 5, 2020 — Sheldon Haudenschild did what few have ever accomplished.

He passed Kyle Larson for the lead and drove away, putting himself on a trajectory to his fourth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win of the season Saturday night at Huset’s Speedway.

However, with nine laps to go, his apparent victory vanished with a pop. His right rear tire let go, forcing him to get it replaced and restart 14th with nine laps left.

To his advantage, multiple other drivers suffered the same fate. Those who had yet to blow a tire knew there was a potential inevitability of it occurring on the rubbered track and tried to treat what tread they had left with care. Haudenschild no longer had to. With a fresh right rear Hoosier eager to clutch dirt, Haudenschild could run twice as hard as the cars ahead of him.

Between drivers losing tires and Haudenschild able to pass cars like he had double the horsepower, the NOS Energy Drink #17 was back on Larson’s bumper in four laps. He had a car capable of passing the Finley Farms #57 yet again, however, Larson was forced to make the pass easy on Haudenschild when he blew a tire himself.

With the lead back in his possession, Haudenschild would never relinquish it again. On the final lap, the smoke show put on by his right rear through the final turn became a display of celebration as Haudenschild claimed his fourth win of the year and this first at Huset’s Speedway.

“I knew to just go around the outside of them (the cars ahead) once I had a fresh tire on, and do it before the 2 (car of Carson Macedo) and the 83 (car of Daryn Pittman) because they were both fresh, too,” said Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH. “Just tried to get in front of them early and also save and try to make some passes there and hope you get the lap in. I don’t know how many times we probably all three passed a bunch of cars and then the lap came back (because of a caution coming out).

“Man, I can’t give it up enough for this NOS Energy Drink team. They’ve been working their asses off. They never give up and tonight was a perfect example of that.”

Larson entered the race looking for a redeeming win of his own. The last time he was at Huset’s this year, he flipped and destroyed the car he’d dominated the year with. The Silva Motorsports team unloaded as good as they ever have with Larson, setting the quickest time in Hot Laps, setting Quick Time in Qualifying and winning their Drydene Heat Race.

Jacob Allen stepped up to the plate in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash against Larson, though. He started on the pole but lost the lead to Larson on the first lap. Unwilling to let the white #57 drive away and claim another win, Allen muscled his way back by Larson to reclaim the lead the next lap. It was then his turn to drive away with the Dash win – placing him on the pole for the 35-lap Feature.

When the first World of Outlaws Feature in four years at Huset’s Speedway commenced, Larson launched around the outside of Allen to claim the lead on the first lap. Haudenschild used the top lane to his advantage, as well, powering around the outside of Allen through Turns 1 and 2 and taking second before they reached Turn 3.

Larson then became the game of Haudenschild’s hunt. His #57 car being lose off each corner didn’t help his chances. Five laps into the Feature, his car was nearly at a 90-degree angle off Turn 2. He managed to steer the car back straight and hold Haudenschild behind him. However, three laps later, Haudenschild slid to the outside of Larson in Turn 1 and then rocketed by him for the lead off Turn 2.

The race was in Haudenschild’s hand for about the next 20 laps, holding a more than two second lead over Larson. The attention was on the battle for second. Larson held it, but Allen worked him every lap with Kerry Madsen close behind, waiting for someone to slip up.

While none of the drivers slipped, signs of their tires failing came to light with 13 laps to go. Daryn Pittman – running in the top-five – was the first to blow a tire. A few laps later, Haudenschild suffered his tire failure, along with Carson Macedo.

Those three became the new class of the field once a new Hoosier sneaker adorned their right rear. They charged their way through the field with Haudenschild leading the pack.

Once Haudenschild brought the battle back to Larson, who was about coasting through the turns to save his tires, Macedo entered the fight, as well. He kept himself within striking distance as Haudenschild and Larson waged war. When Larson’s tire finally gave out and Haudenschild had to throw his car sideways in Turn 4 to avoid hitting him, Macedo pounced and darted by Haudenschild to take the lead. However, the caution came out before the lap was completed, putting Macedo back behind Haudenschild on the restart.

The race resumed for the final time with five laps to go. Haudenschild did what few have ever accomplished. He successfully rebounded from suffering a flat tire to go from the lead, to the rear and back to the lead, claiming the $10,000 top prize.

Macedo finished in the runner-up spot for the second week in a row and earned the KSE Hard Charger Award after starting the race in 14th.

“Unfortunate there, that last time Kyle blew a tire and I got under Sheldon and got to the line, but it wasn’t quite enough,” said Macedo, of Lemoore, CA. “They threw the yellow before that and it ended up reverting back to the last lap and ended up running second. Hats off to Sheldon and his team. Congrats on the win. We just got to do a better job throughout the night. Put ourselves in better positions to start up front in these Feature races.”

Pittman rounded out the podium – his first podium finish since mid-July.

“I don’t know how we ended up back here,” said Pittman, of Owasso, OK, with a smirk. “The truth is I don’t think I could have ran any harder anyway because we were a lap away, at most, from popping our second tire. Sometimes that’s just the way it goes. We’ll take this third.”

All five drivers in the top five in points blew a tire at some point during the race. Current points leader Brad Sweet managed to get back to fourth. Logan Schuchart, who is six points behind Sweet in second, finished seventh and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, who is now 74 points behind Sweet in third, finished sixth.

Haudenschild has moved up to fourth in points – 80 behind Sweet – and Macedo is fifth – 82 behind Sweet.

With one more round at Huset’s Speedway left, Haudenschild will again look to do what few have ever accomplished.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Huset’s Speedway for an incredible $20,000-to-win event Sun., Sept. 6. Click here for tickets.

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 [4][$10,000]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [14][$5,500]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [5][$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$2,800]; 5. 9-James McFadden [13][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$2,300]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][$2,200]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8][$2,100]; 9. 14-Parker Price-Miller [16][$2,050]; 10. 41-David Gravel [7][$2,000]; 11. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [15][$1,500]; 12. 18-Gio Scelzi [10][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [21][$1,100]; 14. 13-Sammy Swindell [24][$1,050]; 15. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey [23][$1,000]; 16. 57-Kyle Larson [2][$900]; 17. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6][$800]; 18. 33M-Mason Daniel [18][$800]; 19. 7-Justin Henderson [20][$800]; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$800]; 21. 3-Tim Kaeding [19][$800]; 22. 2KS-Matt Juhl [22][$800]; 23. 28-Scott Bogucki [12][$800]; 24. 17A-Austin McCarl [17][$800]; Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson 1-7, 27-30; Sheldon Haudenschild 8-26, 31-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Carson Macedo[+12]

Qualifying – 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 10.609; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 10.634; 3. 41-David Gravel, 10.639; 4. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 10.716; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.722; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.802; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman, 10.827; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.829; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.833; 10. 18-Gio Scelzi, 10.863; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 10.89; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.91; 13. 7S-Jason Sides, 10.914; 14. 2-Carson Macedo, 10.921; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 10.962; 16. 28-Scott Bogucki, 10.976; 17. 17A-Austin McCarl, 10.981; 18. 19-Paige Polyak, 11.018; 19. 3-Tim Kaeding, 11.022; 20. 7-Justin Henderson, 11.037; 21. 9-James McFadden, 11.041; 22. 33M-Mason Daniel, 11.042; 23. 2KS-Matt Juhl, 11.072; 24. 6-Bill Rose, 11.089; 25. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 11.108; 26. 24-Terry McCarl, 11.131; 27. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 11.133; 28. 44-Chris Martin, 11.218; 29. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey, 11.221; 30. 13-Sammy Swindell, 11.262; 31. 44S-Trey Starks, 11.301; 32. 15M-Bobby Mincer, 11.362; 33. O5-Colin Smith, 11.554; 34. 101-Chuck McGillivray, 11.583; 35. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 11.701; 36. 20A-Jordan Adams, 12.183; 37. 14T-Tim Estenson, NT

 

 

Plymouth Speedway, Wayne County Speedway Rescheduled For Sept. 24-25
Both races will play a key role in the run to the Series championship

PLYMOUTH, IN — Sept. 1, 2020 — Fan favorites Plymouth Speedway and Wayne County Speedway have found a new home on the 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series schedule.

The event at Plymouth Speedway, in Plymouth, IN, has been rescheduled for Thurs., Sept. 24 and the event at Wayne County Speedway, in Orrville, OH, will now take place on Fri., Sept. 25, before the Series returns to Lernerville Speedway for the Commonwealth Clash on Sat., Sept. 26.

Those who had already purchased tickets and pit passes for the August events at Plymouth and Wayne County before they were rained out can use those tickets and wristbands for the rescheduled September dates.

If you’re unable to attend either of the new events and would like to request a refund you can click here if you ordered your tickets in advance. If you purchased your tickets at Plymouth or Wayne County, you’ll need to mail your tickets to (World Racing Group 7575 West Winds Blvd. Suite D, Concord, NC 28027) with your name, address and phone number provided.

The event at Plymouth will be an entirely new show. However, the new track record of 11.061 sec. set by 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz around the 3/8-mile track in August still stands.

With five drivers still in contention for the Series championship, including Wooster, OH driver Sheldon Haudenschild, and six teams in contention for the team championship, Plymouth and Wayne County will kick off a key weekend of racing for the title hunt. Only 10 races will remain after the weekend.

The return to Wayne County Speedway will also mark The Greatest Show on Dirt’s last trip of the season to Ohio.

Get tickets for Plymouth Speedway by clicking here and for Wayne County Speedway by clicking here.

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

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: History Continues At Huset’s Speedway
The doubleheader weekend will play a role in the Series’ tight points battle

BRANDON, SD — Sept. 1, 2020 — Four years went by without the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at the historic Huset’s Speedway. That changes this weekend.

The Greatest Show on Dirt returns to the high-banked 1/3-mile track on Saturday, Sept. 5 for a $10,000-to-win show and on Sunday, Sept. 6 for a $20,000-to-win show.

The doubleheader weekend will see the continuation of the Series' epic points battle with Brad Sweet and Logan Schuchart currently tied for the points lead and five drivers – and six teams – still in contention for the titles.

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

Here are the top storylines for the weekend:

BACK ON THE HUNT: Reigning champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, didn’t let two months of bad luck and missed wins derail his quest for a second World of Outlaws title. He came out swinging last weekend with a runner-up finish at U.S. 36 Raceway and a win at I-80 Speedway – his eighth of the season. He’s now tied for the championship points lead with Logan Schuchart.

He’ll look to keep his winning ways going this weekend at Huset’s Speedway, where he has one win in 2016.

CONSISTENCY KEY: Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, has been able to keep himself in the championship hunt through consistency – currently on a run of 17 top-10 finishes in a row. However, that's not enough. He's hungry to find victory again. His last win came at the Terre Haute Action Track in mid-July.

His last two finishes at Huset’s Speedway in 2016 were 22nd and 16th, respectively. Schuchart has proven this year that his previous records pay no homage to how he can perform. He and his Shark Racing team have improved their performance at about every track they’ve gone to this year.

HAUD IN HIS RHYTHM: After a few weeks of finishing in and out of the top-10, Sheldon Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, and his Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing team have found their rhythm again. They recently knocked off three top-five finishes in a row – including their recent win at U.S. 36 Raceway in their first trip their together.

Haudenschild and his team will make another first time start with the World of Outlaws at Huset’s Speedway this weekend. The high-banked 1/3-mile track should suit Haudenschild’s style of making the most speed by ripping the top. He already earned a win at the high-banked 1/3-mile Federated Auto Parts Raceway in August.

MACEDO EAGER TO WIN: Carson Macedo, of Lemoore, CA, has put together an impressive sophomore season, so far. He currently sits fourth in points with one win and is tied with Brad Sweet for the second most top-10 finishes this season with 31. However, he wants to park his Kyle Larson Racing #2 car in Victory Lane again before the year ends.

He had one of his most competitive performances since his last win in June at I-80 Speedway with a second-place finish. He’ll look to carry that momentum into the weekend at Huset’s Speedway. And like Haudenschild, he’ll be making his first start at the track this weekend.

STAYING IN THE FIGHT: David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, is on the best hot streak of all drivers, so far, with 20 top-10 finishes in a row – 14 of them top-five finishes and three of them wins. That performance has helped keep Jason Johnson Racing in the mix for the team championship title – currently six points behind Kasey Kahne Racing and Shark Racing, who are tied for the lead.

He’s yet to win at Huset’s Speedway, but has three top-five finishes in his last three races at the track.

SCHATZ SEARCHING: Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team continue to search for the speed that propelled them to multiple wins and championships. Schatz continues to find himself in and out of the top-five but has yet to contend for a win since his last victory at Lernerville Speedway in July.

This weekend could see him park the Diehard #15 back in Victory Lane at Huset’s Speedway. He has four wins at the 1/3-mile track, including during the last race there in 2016. This weekend is also a home state weekend for his crew chief Steve Swenson.

ALLEN CLOSING IN ON WIN: Jacob Allen, of Hanover, PA, continues to inch closer and closer to his first career World of Outlaws win. He came close once again at I-80, leading the first 12 laps, holding off attacks from Brad Sweet and Carson Macedo to do so. He eventually fell to sixth but gained more confidence that his day in Victory Lane is near.

He finished 9th during his last race at Huset’s Speedway in 2016 and had another near win moment at the high-banked 1/3-mile Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in August, too.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Saturday, Sept. 5 & Sunday, Sept. 6 at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD. Event Info / Tickets

ABOUT THE TRACK
Huset’s Speedway is a high-banked 1/3-mile track
Track Record – 10.319 sec. set by Terry McCarl on May 10, 2009
Online – HusetsSpeedway.com

1/3-MILE WINNERS IN 2020
There have been 11 races on a 1/3-mile track in 2020.
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55: Brad Sweet won on May 22, Kyle Larson won on May 23 and Aug. 8 and Sheldon Haudenschild on Aug. 7
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

HUSET’S SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2016 – Brad Sweet won on July 2, Donny Schatz won on July 3
2015 – Donny Schatz won on June 14
2014 – Mark Dobmeier won on July 2
2013 – Tim Kaeding won on July 3
2012 – Mark Dobmeier won on July 3
2011 – Steve Kinser won on Aug. 20
2010 – Sammy Swindell won on July 1
2008 – Craig Dollansky won on June 13, Craig Dollansky won on July 3
2007 – Donny Schatz won on July 3
2006 – Brooke Tatnell won on May 7, Terry McCarl won on July 3
2005 – Brian Paulus won on June 28
2004 – Sammy Swindell won on July 6
2003 – Steve Kinser won on June 18
2002 – Steve Kinser won on July 2
2001 – Donny Schatz won on April 29, Mark Kinser won on July 3
2000 – Mark Kinser won on May 7, Mark Kinser won on July 3
1999 – Mark Kinser won on May 3, Mark Kinser won on July 7
1998 – Stevie Smith won on July 7
1997 – Sammy Swindell won on April 27, Mark Kinser won on July 3
1996 – Mark Kinser won on July 3
1995 – Dave Blaney won on June 28
1994 – Mark Kinser won on June 29
1993 – Steve Kinser won on Aug. 23
1992 – Steve Kinser won on Aug. 21, Sammy Swindell won on Aug. 22
1991 – Sammy Swindell won on Aug. 23, Sammy Swindell won on Aug. 24
1990 – Doug Wolfgang won on July 4, Sammy Swindell won on Aug. 24, Sammy Swindell won on Aug. 25
1989 – Doug Wolgang won on July 5, Bobby Davis, Jr. won on Aug. 25, Doug Wolfgang won on Aug. 26
1984 – Steve Kinser won on July 11
1983 – Sammy Swindell won on April 30, Steve Kinser won on July 6

ON THE INTERNET
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Twitter – Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws – @WorldofOutlaws
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DIRTVision – Dirtvision.com – Get your Fast Pass to watch all races LIVE for only $39/month
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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 Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, KS on Sept. 11-12 for the Boot Hill Showdown. Get tickets by clicking here.

2020 STATS
There have been 36 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (10 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 9
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 8
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
5 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 3
6 – 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 (41 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 12
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 12
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 9
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 8
4 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 7
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 7
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 7
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 7
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 7
5 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 6
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
7 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 4
8 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 3
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3
9 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 2
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 2
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 2
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia – 2
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 2
10 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 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
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Colby Copeland, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (14 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
2 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 3
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
3 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
4 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (25 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
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 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
– Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Ill. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Tim Wagaman, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Steve Buckwalter, Royersford, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, N.D. – 1
– Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, Minn. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
­– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (13 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
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, Iowa – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (3 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Skylar Gee, Leduc, AB, Canada

PODIUM FINISHES (23 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 23
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 17
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 13
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 11
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 9
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 9
7 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
8 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 4
9 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
10 – 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
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (15 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
2 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 4
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, N.D. – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (15 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 222
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 194
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 180
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 129
5 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 107
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 74
7 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 55
8 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 48
9 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 45
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 (18 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 5
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
3 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 3
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 3
4 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
5 – 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
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, Pa. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 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)
59. Thurs., Aug. 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (6)
60. Fri., Aug. 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (4)
61. Sat., Aug. 15 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (7)
62. Fri., Aug. 21 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Kyle Larson (8)
63. Sat., Aug. 22 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, ND / Kyle Larson (9)
64. Sat., Aug. 29 / U.S. 36 Raceway / Osborn, MO / Sheldon Haudenschild (3)
65. Sun., Aug. 30 / I-80 Speedway / Greenwood, NE / Brad Sweet (8)

 

 

'GOOD TO BE BACK': Brad Sweet Returns To Victory Lane At I-80 Speedway The reigning champion is now tied with Logan Schuchart for the championship points lead

GREENWOOD, NE — Aug. 30, 2020 — With half of a lap to go before Brad Sweet could see the checkered flag at I-80 Speedway Sunday night, yellow lights flashed around the track.

An accident between two cars racing for 18th evaporated the reigning champion’s 3.8 second lead over Carson Macedo and induced flashbacks of horror.

The night prior he lost the win on the last corner of the last lap.

“I couldn’t believe, take the white flag and the caution comes out,” Sweet said. “I thought, ‘Well, maybe it’s not meant to be.’”

It had been 57 days since his seventh win of the season at Cedar Lake Speedway in early July. Since then, he’s endured multiple nights of bad luck – suffering four DNFs – and heartbreak from wins that never were.

A green-white-checkered finished extended his anxiety an extra lap, making the Feature 31 laps in total.

He didn’t let that faze him, though. When the green flag reappeared for the final time of the night, Sweet mastered his throttle better than the field behind him and launched to about a four-car-length lead ahead of Macedo. From then on, he only extended it, giving no one the opportunity for a last lap pass. He crossed the finish line with a 1.5 second lead to claim his eighth win of 2020, his first at I-80 and 58th career Series win.

“It’s been some trying times,” said Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA. “This NAPA Auto Parts team never gives up. We’ve gone through DNFs and race cars and wild crashes. You know, things that we’re not accustom to. But that’s the adversity of the World of Outlaws tour. Never giving up and trying to stay positive each and every night. We lost a heartbreaker last night, so it is really easy to get down and get frustrated. But come back here and get the car better and better all night.”

The Kasey Kahne Racing team unloaded a dominate car for Sweet Saturday night, but on Sunday at I-80 they had to work toward that. He started the night with a 12th place qualifying effort and was able to translate that into a second place run in his Drydene Heat Race. Sweet managed to find the runner-up spot, again, in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, however Dash winner Jacob Allen showed he had a car capable of delivering him his first career win.

That thought continued in the first 12 laps of the Feature with Allen able to fend off attacks from Sweet and Macedo.

After a restart with 18 laps to go, Sweet’s car came to life. He dove under Allen into Turn 3 and took the lead from him off Turn 4 to officially lead Lap 13. However, Allen got a run back underneath the NAPA Auto Parts #49 car and bolted back ahead of him into Turn 1.

Allen was unable to hold his car straight off the corner, allowing Sweet another run back underneath him. The two performed a ballet of slide jobs through Turns 3 and 4 with Sweet first sliding in front of Allen on the entrance of the corner to take the top lane and Allen throwing his car down into the corner before sliding back in front of Sweet on the exit of Turn 4.

Sweet cut back underneath Allen down the straightaway and rocketed ahead of him into Turn 1 to claim the lead and run away with it. Allen was then left to fend off his teammate Logan Schuchart, who had made his way from 14th to third, and Macedo in fourth.

As the laps clicked off, Allen eventually faded to sixth while Macedo fought his way back to second and Schuchart, in third, had his hands full with Sheldon Haudenschild – who worked his way up through the field from 18th.

Sweet found traffic late into the Feature and experienced little hinderance from them. Macedo cut a few tenths of a second off Sweet’s lead in the closing laps but had nothing for his fellow Californian once Sweet found clean air. The defending champion was on his way to a near four second victory.

Then, the caution came out. His apparent victory went on hold. Macedo had one last chance to get his second win of the year. However, Sweet had enough of heartbreak. He perfected the restart, picked up the $10,000 check and trophy and left Macedo to wonder, “what if.”

“I feel bad,” said Macedo, of Lemoore, CA. “My guys did a really good job. I felt like I had a car good enough to win there. I really made poor decisions on restarts I felt like… I felt like I was gaining on Brad a little bit and got into the fence over there in (Turns) three and four. I was driving super hard to try and get back by him. That’s the way it goes. He did a great job. That’s why he’s a World of Outlaws champion and I had a lot of fun racing with him.”

Schuchart was able to hold off Haudenschild – who earned the KSE Racing Hard Charger Award for coming from 18th to fourth – and finish third for the second night in a row, after having to change a motor before his Drydene Heat Race. He’s now tied with Sweet for the championship points lead.

“We had a fast race car, just some issues early in the night we had to fight through and keep on pushing,” said Schuchart, of Hanover, PA. “This is what it all come down to. You’re going to have bad nights. You’re going to face adversity and get back up there. That’s what this Drydene Performance Products race team did.”

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to the historic Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD on Sept. 5-6. 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 (30 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$10,000]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [4][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [14][$3,200]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [18][$2,800]; 5. 41-David Gravel [5][$2,500]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$2,200]; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7][$2,100]; 9. 7-Tim Kaeding [16][$2,050]; 10. 17A-Austin McCarl [8][$2,000]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [20][$1,500]; 12. 14-Parker Price-Miller [12][$1,200]; 13. 18-Gio Scelzi [13][$1,100]; 14. 83-Daryn Pittman [21][$1,050]; 15. 33M-Mason Daniel [23][$1,000]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10][$900]; 17. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [15][$800]; 18. 28-Scott Bogucki [9][$800]; 19. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [19][$800]; 20. 2C-Wayne Johnson [17][$800]; 21. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [24][$800]; 22. 7X-Justin Henderson [3][$800]; 23. O9-Matt Juhl [11][$800]; 24. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell [22][$800]; Lap Leaders: Jacob Allen 1-12, Brad Sweet 13-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+14]

Qualifying – 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.407; 2. 17A-Austin McCarl, 14.422; 3. O9-Matt Juhl, 14.44; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 14.482; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman, 14.489; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.49; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.501; 8. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 14.524; 9. 18-Gio Scelzi, 14.528; 10. 2-Carson Macedo, 14.535; 11. 33M-Mason Daniel, 14.55; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.59; 13. 28-Scott Bogucki, 14.617; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.624; 15. 7X-Justin Henderson, 14.632; 16. 83J-Lynton Jeffrey, 14.653; 17. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 14.692; 18. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.696; 19. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 14.699; 20. 7-Tim Kaeding, 14.702; 21. 41-David Gravel, 14.715; 22. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, 14.729; 23. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, 14.741; 24. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.75; 25. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell, 14.752; 26. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 14.788; 27. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg, 14.816; 28. 21-Brian Brown, 14.832; 29. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 14.846; 30. 18R-Ryan Roberts, 14.935; 31. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 14.935; 32. 35L-Cody Ledger, 15.176; 33. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 15.248; 34. 6-Bill Rose, 15.358; 35. 23S-Stu Snyder, 15.491

 

 

LET IT EAT: Sheldon Haudenschild Steals U.S. 36 Raceway Win On Last Corner
The NOS Energy Drink driver earned his 10th career World of Outlaws victory

OSBORN, MO — Aug. 29, 2020 — Sheldon Haudenschild could watch leader Brad Sweet enter a turn by the time he found a straightaway. More than two seconds separated the top two with seven laps to go Saturday night at U.S. 36 Raceway.

Both were on a mission to win. However, Sweet, the reigning champion, hadn’t won since the beginning of July. Haudenschild’s last victory was earlier this month.

That didn’t classify Haudenschild as being less determined or motivated, though. He proved that by keeping the NAPA Auto Parts #49 in his target for those final seven laps. And watched it fade to him.

With five to go, Sweet’s lead was down to about a second.

With three to go, nearing half of a second.

With one to go, Haudenschild was no longer polite with his throttle. He shocked Sweet and everyone watching by driving around the outside of Sweet in Turn 4 and then edged him by 0.118 seconds at the finish line to claim the win.

“That last lap, I just let it eat,” Haudenschild said about his show stopping performance in his first appearance at U.S. 36. “I didn’t know if we were going to crash coming to the checkered. I didn’t even know if it was the checkered or not honestly.”

The win is his third of the 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car season and 10th of his Series career – tying him with Danny Smith and Joe Gaerte for 42nd on the all-time wins list.

Sweet started the night as the early favorite, setting Quick Time in Qualifying, winning his Drydene Heat Race and winning the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash. Haudenschild finished fifth in the Dash.

When the field of 24 cars commenced their duel for the win in the 35-lap Feature, Sweet bolted ahead to the early lead with points leader Logan Schuchart close behind him. Haudenschild maneuvered his way from fifth to third on the first lap, but David Gravel grab the final podium spot back five laps later.

Heavy traffic became an obstacle for the leaders within the first six laps and cost Sweet the lead for about 20 seconds. Austin McCarl spun in Turn 2 in front of the leaders, blocking Sweet’s favored low line. That allowed Schuchart to throttle around the outside of Sweet and take the lead down the backstretch. The Shark Racing driver’s moment of glory ended by the time they reach Turn 4 again as Sweet powered back by the Drydene #1S for the lead.

Once Schuchart lost the lead, he got sucked into Gravel and Haudenschild’s duel, creating a three-car battle for second. The trio went three wide in Turn 1 and resulted in Schuchart holding second off the corner and Haudenschild moving back ahead of Gravel for third.

The next corner, Haudenschild and Schuchart took Sweet three wide for the lead on the exit of the Turn 4. Sweet was able to maintain the lead with the run he got off the high side of the corner and Haudenschild edged Schuchart for second at the line before the caution came out.

Haudenschild took advantage of his opportunity to line up alongside Sweet on the restart. Using the provided high line to his advantage, he powered alongside Sweet in Turn 4 and snuck ahead of him down the front stretch to take the lead for the first time – a move that foreshadowed his future.

With 18 laps to go, Haudenschild’s hopes for another victory looked to be tarnished when he bounced off the cushion in Turn 2 and allowed Sweet an easy pass for the top spot. Sweet pulled away to a straightaway lead and Schuchart was back on Haudenschild’s bumper.

Keeping his poise, Haudenschild was able to hold Schuchart behind him and get back into a rhythm of clicking off fast laps.

Heavy traffic became an issue again for Sweet in the closing circuits. He preferred the bottom lane, making his trek around the slower cars more difficult as many of them ran the same line. Haudenschild’s lane was a little clearer around the top, allowing him to shave off tenths of a second from Sweet’s lead every lap.

With seven laps to go, he was 2.5 seconds behind.

With three to go, down to about half of a second.

With one to go, the NOS Energy Drink #17 brought the Missouri crowd to their feet and kept the Series’ train of spectacular finishes rolling.

“It was tough,” Haudenschild said about running down Sweet. “I made one bobble over there (in Turn 2) and let Brad capitalize and get by me and ran away. We got to lappers there and they were running top and bottom pretty good pace. Kind of held Brad up there. And I got held up for a few laps. I really didn’t get close there until the white or two to go and just had to send it off (Turn) four.”

Sweet’s runner-up finish is his second in a row and his 22nd podium finish of the season.

“Hopefully I can get on the good side of one of these,” Sweet said. “Hopefully the fans enjoyed it. The NAPA Auto Parts car was good. I really felt like I drove a good race. Just got to those lap cars at the end and, obviously, Sheldon just… I had no idea we were coming to the checkered. But no excuses. You have to run every lap. I was full bore. Just hoping I had a good enough lead there.”

Sweet is now six points behind Schuchart, who finished third, for the championship points lead. And by rounding out the podium, Schuchart was able to break the tie for the team points lead with David Gravel finishing fourth – Shark Racing leads Jason Johnson Racing by two points for the team championship.

“You got to be consistent,” Schuchart said about going after the championship. “I would’ve liked to have raced for the win or have been up there putting on a show. But I felt like some restarts didn’t go our way. It’s a great run. We’re here on the podium. Another good run for this Drydene Performance Products race car.”

Haudenschild’s win helped elevate him in the Series points, as well. He is now up to fourth in points – 86 points behind Schuchart. And he’s no stranger to making late race charges to steal the win.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE for the first time in four years on Sun., Aug. 30. 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 [5][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$3,200]; 4. 41-David Gravel [3][$2,800]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$2,500]; 6. 2-Carson Macedo [7][$2,300]; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6][$2,200]; 8. 83-Daryn Pittman [11][$2,100]; 9. 14-Parker Price-Miller [10][$2,050]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4][$2,000]; 11. 7-Tim Kaeding [19][$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [16][$1,200]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$1,100]; 14. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [18][$1,050]; 15. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [15][$1,000]; 16. 2C-Wayne Johnson [13][$900]; 17. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [21][$800]; 18. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [12][$800]; 19. 33M-Mason Daniel [24][$800]; 20. 21-Brian Brown [20][$800]; 21. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [23][$800]; 22. 28-Scott Bogucki [14][$800]; 23. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell [17][$800]; 24. 17A-Austin McCarl [22][$800]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-10, 12-34; Sheldon Haudenschild 11, 35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 7-Tim Kaeding[+8]

Qualifying – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.892; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 10.914; 3. 41-David Gravel, 10.939; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.943; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.986; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.014; 7. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 11.02; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.033; 9. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.045; 10. 2-Carson Macedo, 11.049; 11. 28-Scott Bogucki, 11.084; 12. 21-Brian Brown, 11.113; 13. 17A-Austin McCarl, 11.128; 14. 83-Daryn Pittman, 11.134; 15. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg, 11.177; 16. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 11.182; 17. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 11.195; 18. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, 11.216; 19. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 11.23; 20. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell, 11.251; 21. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 11.253; 22. 33M-Mason Daniel, 11.254; 23. O9-Matt Juhl, 11.264; 24. 7-Tim Kaeding, 11.279; 25. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.334; 26. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, 11.582; 27. 6-Bill Rose, NT

 

 

Dodge City Raceway Park Doubleheader Added For Sept. 11-12
Limited general admission tickets available for the exciting two-day Boot Hill Showdown

DODGE CITY RACEWAY PARK, KS — Aug. 27, 2020 — The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will bring the best Sprint Car drivers in the world back to Dodge City Raceway Park for the Boot Hill Showdown on Sept. 11-12.

Limited general admission tickets are available for the doubleheader event that marks the Series’ first stop in Kansas this season. You can get your tickets by clicking here.

Fans were shown why the World of Outlaws is The Greatest Show on Dirt at the Boot Hill Showdown last year with 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz and now reigning champion Brad Sweet swapping wins and tightening their points battle.

The 3/8-mile track is set to host another two epic nights of racing and play a key role in two championship battles this year. Five drivers are still in contention for the driver championship and six teams are in contention for the team championship. Sweet and Schatz will be back to defend their wins but will have to face the likes of points leader Logan Schuchart, 2019 Knoxville Nationals champion David Gravel, 2013 Series champion Daryn Pittman and many more.

The 900hp chariots of the World of Outlaws have produced a plethora of jaw dropping moments and exciting finishes this season and will be poised to do so again at Dodge City Raceway Park.

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

PREVIOUS WINNERS AT DODGE CITY RACEWAY PARK
2019 – Donny Schatz on Sept. 20, Brad Sweet on Sept. 21
2018 – Donny Schatz on Oct. 20
2015 – Jason Sides on July 3, Donny Schatz on July 4
2014 – Daryn Pittman on July 4, Daryn Pittman on July 5
2013 – Donny Schatz on July 5, Daryn Pittman on July 6
2012 – Steve Kinser on June 22, Kraig Kinser on June 23
2011 – Craig Dollansky on July 1, Jason Sides on July 2
2010 – Sammy Swindell on June 11, Joey Saldana on June 13
2009 – Joey Saldana on June 12, Joey Saldana on June 13
2008 – Joey Saldana on June 20, Donny Schatz on June 21
2007 – Jason Meyers on June 22, Daryn Pittman on June 23
2006 – Joey Saldana on July 1
2005 – Danny Lasoski on Oct. 7, Danny Lasoski on Oct. 8

 

 

I-70 Motorsports Park Doubleheader Postponed To 2021

The grand reopening of I-70 Motorsports Park with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series originally planned for Sept. 11-12 is postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“This decision does not come easy from any of us,” said Chris Payne, owner of I-70 Motorsports Park. “Our primary objective for any event is the safety of all involved—that is always the highest concern when planning any large-scale event.”

After conversations with the Lafayette County Public Health Department in regard to COVID-19 safety, Series and track officials agreed the doubleheader Missouri Outlaws Showdown should be postponed to next year. The new state-of-the-art facility will be able to hold 8,000 fans when The Greatest Show on Dirt returns in 2021.

“I-70 Motorsports Park, with its design for massive capacity crowds and events, lends itself to be more temperamental to situations like the global crisis we are in currently,” Payne said. “It’s an unfortunate situation, but the priority of events has to be the health of everyone involved. We will finish construction efforts on I-70 Speedway and Central Power Dragway and will be prepared for when we are able to ultimately host our Grand Re-Opening of I-70 Motorsports Park. We are now planning to host this two-day event next spring and a similar event in the fall.”

Those who purchased a ticket in advance to the I-70 Motorsports Park doubleheader will receive a face value credit to their MyDirtTickets.com account to be used towards the 2021 event at I-70, this weekend’s event at U.S. 36 Raceway on Sat., Aug. 29 or any World of Outlaws event available at WorldofOutlaws.com/tix. If a credit to your account does not work for you, then you have 30 days to request a face value refund.

A new event will be scheduled in place of the postponed I-70 Motorsports Park event and will be announced soon.

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: U.S. 36, I-80 Tracks Make First Return in 4 Years
Driver and team championships heat up heading into doubleheader weekend

OSBORN, MO — Aug. 25, 2020 — The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to U.S. 36 Raceway and I-80 Speedway for the first time in four years this weekend.

The Series will grace the 3/8-mile U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, MO on Sat., Aug. 29 and then the 4/10-mile I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE on Sun., Aug. 30.

Both tracks will likely produce a first time winner in some capacity as none of the current full-time World of Outlaws drivers have won at either track.

The tracks will also play a big role in the Series championship battle with five drivers still in contention for the driver championship and six teams in contention for the team championship.

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

Here are the top storylines to follow this weekend:

SCHUCHART ON TOP: Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, continues to lead the Series points with less than 20 races remaining this season. However, reigning champion Brad Sweet, who is second in points, closed within eight points last race.

To hold the lead after this weekend, he’ll look to improve upon his last performances at U.S. 36 Raceway and I-80 Speedway from 2016. He finished 17th at U.S. 36 and 20th at I-80. However, he’s proved over the last year and a half that he and his Shark Racing team can enter any track and perform well – currently holding the most top-10s in 2020 with 34.

TEAM EFFORT: David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, is on an incredible run of 18 top-10 finishes in a row – including three of his four wins this year. That has helped elevate Jason Johnson Racing to be tied with Schuchart’s Shark Racing team for the lead of the team championship points.

Gravel has missed two races this year to run an ARCA and NASCAR Truck Series race, taking him out of the driver championship. However, Parker Price-Miller filled in for him in those races to help keep JJR in championship contention. Gravel may keep his top-10 hot streak going this weekend as he finished third at U.S. 36 and eighth at I-80 in 2016.

SWEET FIGHTING BACK: Bad luck struck again for Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, at River Cities Speedway, getting sent into the wall early on. However, this time, he and his Kasey Kahne Racing team were able to overcome it. Sweet charged from the rear to finish fifth and then backed that up with a second-place run the next night.

This weekend will be another good opportunity for Sweet and KKR to keep their top-five streak going and gain more points. The last time he raced at I-80 he finished third and the in the last time he raced at U.S. 36 he finished fifth.

SCHATZ LOOKING FOR RHYTHM: After a rough week at Knoxville Raceway, where Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, was unable to score a top-10 finish, he rebounded in his home state with a third-place run at River Cities Speedway and seventh-place run at Red River Valley Speedway.

He and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team will look to build off that to get back to their winning ways this weekend. He’ll be on the hunt for his first career win at U.S. 36 and I-80 this weekend – he finished second at I-80 and seventh at U.S. 36 in 2016. Schatz is currently only three wins away from a milestone 300 career wins.

FIRST APPEARANCES: While all of the full-time World of Outlaws drivers are looking for their first win at I-80 and U.S. 36 this weekend, several will be making their first ever Series start at both tracks. Among them are Rookie of the Year contender Mason Daniel and young guns Carson Macedo and Sheldon Haudenschild. Bill Rose will also be making his first appearance with the Series at I-80.

Daniel, of Springville, CA, is currently leading the Rookie of the Year battle by 16 points over Wayne Johnson. After going eight races in a row of not making it to the Feature, Daniel turned his fortune around in North Dakota, qualifying for both races and securing a top-20 at both events.

Macedo, of Lemoore, CA, is having a strong sophomore year with Kyle Larson Racing, currently sitting fourth in points with one win, so far. He’s currently tied with defending champion Brad Sweet for the second most top-10 finishes this year with 29. He led laps early at Red River Valley Speedway last weekend and earned a top-10 during both nights in North Dakota.

Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH, is having one of the best seasons of his career, currently sitting fifth in points with two wins. He and his Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing team have been contenders to win just about every weekend with their NOS Energy Drink #17 car. He finished seventh and third, respectively, last weekend in North Dakota.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Saturday, Aug. 29 at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, MO. Event Info / Tickets
Sunday, Aug. 30 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE. Event Info / Tickets

ABOUT THE TRACK
U.S. 36 Raceway is a high-banked 3/8-mile track
Track Record – 9.846 sec. set by Paul McMahan on May 5, 2006
Online – US36Raceway.com

I-80 Speedway is a semi-banked 4/10-mile track
Track Record – 13.570 sec. set by Mark Kinser on Sept. 21, 2000
Online – I-80Speedway.com

3/8- & 4/10-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
Red River Valley Speedway: Kyle Larson won on Aug. 22

There have been four races on a 4/10-mile track in 2020.
Jackson Motorplex: Brad Sweet won on June 25 and Logan Schuchart on June 26 & 27
Lernerville Speedway: Donny Schatz won on July 21

U.S. 36 RACEWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2016 – Joey Saldana on Sept. 17
2009 – Joey Saldana on June 26
2007 – Jason Meyers on May 11
2006 – Jac Haudenschild on May 5

I-80 SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2016 – Joey Saldana on June 22
2015 – Danny Lasoski on June 5
2014 – Joey Saldana on June 6
2003 – Danny Lasoski on May 2, Danny Lasoski on May 3
2002 – Mark Kinser on May 3, Steve Kinser on May 4, Craig Dollansky on Sept. 18
2001 – Mark Kinser on Sept. 20, Mark Kinser on Sept. 21, Mark Kinser on Sept. 22
2000 – Johnny Herrera on May 5, Danny Lasoski on May 6, Jeff Shepard on Sept. 21, Sammy Swindell on Sept. 22, Danny Lasoski on Sept. 23
1999 – Steve Kinser on July 4, Sammy Swindell on Sept. 24, Sammy Swindell on Sept. 25
1998 – Stevie Smith on April 30, Stevie Smith on May 1, Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 25, Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 26
1997 – Mark Kinser on July 6, Mark Kinser on Sept. 26, Sammy Swindell on Sept. 27
1996 – Steve Kinser on May 2, Mark Kinser on May 3, Mark Kinser on Sept. 27, Mark Kinser on Sept. 28
1995 – Mark Kinser on May 5

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 the historic Huset’s Speedway on Sat., Sept. 5 and Sun., Sept. 6. Get tickets by clicking here.

2020 STATS
There have been 34 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (10 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 9
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 7
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
5 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
6 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
7 – 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 (40 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 11
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 11
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 9
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 8
4 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 7
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 7
5 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 6
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 6
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 6
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 6
6 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
7 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 4
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 3
8 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3
9 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 2
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 2
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 2
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia – 2
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 2
10 – Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 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
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Colby Copeland, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (14 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 4
2 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 3
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 3
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
3 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
4 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (24 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
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 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
– Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Ill. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Tim Wagaman, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Steve Buckwalter, Royersford, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Brendan Mullen, Grand Forks, N.D. – 1
– Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, Minn. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (13 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
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, Iowa – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (3 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Skylar Gee, Leduc, AB, Canada

PODIUM FINISHES (23 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 21
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 15
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 13
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 11
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 9
6 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 8
7 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
8 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
9 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
10 – 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
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (14 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 6
2 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 4
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Jade Hastings, Grand Forks, ND – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (15 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 222
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 180
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 143
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 129
5 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 105
6 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 74
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
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
2 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 3
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 3
3 – 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
– 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)
59. Thurs., Aug. 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (6)
60. Fri., Aug. 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (4)
61. Sat., Aug. 15 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (7)
62. Fri., Aug. 21 / River Cities Speedway / Grand Forks, ND / Kyle Larson (8)
63. Sat., Aug. 22 / Red River Valley Speedway / West Fargo, ND / Kyle Larson (9)

 

 

 

BeFour the Crowns Showdown at Eldora Canceled

The BeFour the Crowns Showdown at Eldora Speedway, originally scheduled for Sept. 25, with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series has been canceled for 2020.

Eldora Speedway officials announced Tuesday that the 39th 4-Crown Nationals, which included the BeFour the Crowns Showdown, has been rescheduled to late September 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis.

On August 19, as part of Governor Mike DeWine and the State of Ohio’s continued efforts to fight the spread of the coronavirus, the Ohio Department of Health issued the “Director’s Order that Provides Mandatory Requirements for Youth, Collegiate, Amateur, Club and Professional Sports.” The robust order, the first of which to address grandstand events and speedways in Ohio, restricts spectator attendance at outdoor venues to a maximum of 1,500 people or 15% of their seated capacity, (whichever is the lesser), and masks or face coverings for all attendees.

After thoroughly assessing the statewide order, which can be rescinded at any time by ODH, Eldora and series officials elected to reschedule the event to 2021.

Fans who purchased reserved seats, general admission tickets and campsites for the 39th 4-Crown should retain their tickets, camping credentials and receipts at this time.

Information, including frequently asked questions and answers, has been posted at https://www.eldoraspeedway.com/????-covid/. Officials will communicate updated event information direct to patron accounts as it becomes available, on www.EldoraSpeedway.com and via Eldora’s official social channels.

For all of the latest World of Outlaws news and updates, follow along on all of the Series social channels.

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

 

 

DAKOTA DOMINANCE: Kyle Larson Wins At Red River Valley To Sweep North Dakota Weekend
Brad Sweet closes points gap and Jason Johnson Racing ties Shark Racing for team championship lead

WEST FARGO, ND — Aug. 22, 2020 — Kyle Larson had never raced at Red River Valley Speedway before this weekend. Never raced at River Cities Speedway. Never even raced in North Dakota.

In less than 24 hours, he picked up the win at both tracks – River Cities on Friday and Red River Valley on Saturday night – keeping fans at the edge of their seat both races.

Larson, of Elk Grove, CA, made a last corner pass on points leader Logan Schuchart Friday night to get the win and then had to hold off reigning champion Brad Sweet, Sheldon Haudenschild and Kerry Madsen to secure the win at Red River Valley.

“Once again, another great car,” Larson said. (Car owner and crew chief) Paul Silva gives me great stuff night in and night out to allow me to contend as often as we do. I couldn’t do it without him. I couldn’t do it without all of our supporters.”

Before the start of the 30-lap Feature, Haudenschild presented himself as the early favorite to run away with the win. From the pole in the six-lap DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, the NOS Energy Drink driver rocketed to a more than four second lead ahead of Kyle Larson Racing driver Carson Macedo by the end of the Dash.

However, when the green flag dropped to commence the Feature, Macedo took advantage of the momentum built by running the top lane and launched ahead of Haudenschild down the backstretch.

While Macedo held command out front for the first 14 laps, Haudenschild, Larson and Sweet dueled for second behind him. Haudenschild tapped the front stretch wall with his right rear tire on the second lap, making an easy pass for Larson. Sweet passed Haudenschild three laps later and then soared around the top of the track to steal second from Larson two laps after that.

Larson didn’t let Sweet out of his sight, though. As the NAPA Auto Parts #49 car ran down Macedo, the Finley Farms #57 lurked behind him, waiting to strike.

Making the most of the bottom lane, Larson got a run underneath Sweet down the front stretch on Lap 13 and carried it into Turn 1 to not only move past Sweet but to power by the car he owns for the lead, as well. Sweet passed Macedo for second the next corner to setup another family feud with his brother-in-law for the win.

With 14 laps to go, Kevin Ingle spun off Turn 4, did a 360, and kept going with the two leaders entering the picture. His maneuver blocked Larson’s run down the front stretch and provided Sweet with an opening to dive under Larson going into Turn 1 and take the lead. However, Sweet’s rear end stepped out on the exit of Turn 2, not allowing him to mash the throttle as soon as he’d like. That provided Larson with the opportunity to drive back by.

Traffic continued to be an obstacle for the two drivers. With the top and bottom lanes occupied by slower cars, Larson and Sweet became more acquainted with the brake pedal every corner. Sweet did a better job of finding the openings around the lappers and got a run around the outside of Larson in Turn 1 to reclaim the lead with 11 laps to go.

The sole caution of the night came out with 10 laps to go, setting up a 10-lap brawl for the victory. Haudenschild was brought back into contend, along with Kerry Madsen, who had been on the charge from 10th.

Sweet got a solid launch on the restart, leaving Larson to fend off Haudenschild and Madsen. However, it only took a lap before Larson was back in his rhythm and hunting down “The Big Cat.” Knowing Larson had the bottom figured out, Sweet switch from the top lane to the bottom to block any potential runs by his brother-in-law.

When he went low, Larson went high. And it benefited Larson the most. While ripping the top through Turns 1 and 2 with seven laps to go, Larson blazed around the outside of Sweet. He reclaimed his crown as the leader and held on to it for the final six laps without any challenges to pick up the $10,000 check, his third World of Outlaws win in-a-row and ninth win with the Series this season.

“That was a fun race there,” Larson said. “Early, Brad was really really good. I though he was good all race. He could get the top going in (Turns) three and four really well. Anytime I go down to the bottom I’d see him blaze by me on the top. Then the caution came out and he’d seen me running the bottom a lot in (Turns) one and two. I figured I was going to have to get something going differently than him. I was able to get the top going in (Turns) one and two and able to get down the backstretch good.”

Sweet’s runner-up finished concluded a solid weekend for the defending champion, of Grass Valley, CA, who finished fifth the night before. He had dealt with bad luck the past few weeks but was able to gain points Saturday night and leaves North Dakota eight points behind leader Logan Schuchart – who finished 10th.

“Obviously, disappointed we finished second,” Sweet said. “I thought I had a better car through lap traffic. Being able to change lanes. Got the lead there with 10 to go and made a misjudgment on my end. I thought I needed to be on the bottom. I needed to react a little quicker to get to the top… Once he got around me, I was ready to change my line then. Just a split second too late.”

Haudenschild was able to hold off Madsen and round out the podium – his first podium and top-five in four races.

“I didn’t really get myself positioned too well there,” said Haudenschild, of Wooster, OH. “I got into the front stretch wall. A couple of guys got by me and had to do a little bit of work after that. But man, this NOS Energy Drink #17 was really good tonight.”

His performance helped bring him back within 100 points of the championship lead – now 92 points behind Schuchart.

Hometown favorite and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, also made a small gain with his seventh-place run at Red River Valley. He is now 58 points behind Schucharts.

David Gravel, again, made big gains for Jason Johnson Racing in the team championship points. With his sixth-place finish at Red River Valley, JJR is tied with Schuchart’s Shark Racing team for the points lead with less than 20 races to go this season.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series makes its return to US 36 Raceway in Osbron, MO on Sat., Aug. 29. Get tickets by clicking here.

Then, on Sun., Aug. 30, the Series returns to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE. Get tickets by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the tracks, you can still watch both races live on DIRTVision.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 57-Kyle Larson [4][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$5,500]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1][$3,200]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [10][$2,800]; 5. 9-James McFadden [3][$2,500]; 6. 41-David Gravel [9][$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [8][$2,200]; 8. 2-Carson Macedo [2][$2,100]; 9. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [12][$2,050]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13][$2,000]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$1,500]; 12. 14-Parker Price-Miller [7][$1,200]; 13. 19-Paige Polyak [14][$1,100]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [11][$1,050]; 15. 2C-Wayne Johnson [20][$1,000]; 16. 13-Sammy Swindell [18][$900]; 17. 33M-Mason Daniel [15][$800]; 18. 8H-Jade Hastings [16][$800]; 19. 35-Skylar Prochaska [19][$800]; 20. 14T-Tim Estenson [21][$800]; 21. 6N-Greg Nikitenko [17][$800]; 22. 26-Blake Egeland [24][$800]; 23. 2K-Kevin Ingle [22][$800]; 24. 6-Bill Rose [23][$800]; Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo 1-13; Kyle Larson 14-19, 24-30; Brad Sweet 20-23; KSE Hard Charger Award: 2M-Kerry Madsen[+6]

Qualifying – 1. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 12.581; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.672; 3. 9-James McFadden, 12.724; 4. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.794; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.824; 6. 57-Kyle Larson, 12.839; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.855; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.893; 9. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.915; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.923; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.974; 12. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.021; 13. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.024; 14. 19-Paige Polyak, 13.073; 15. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 13.308; 16. 8H-Jade Hastings, 13.384; 17. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 13.404; 18. 41-David Gravel, 13.438; 19. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.469; 20. 6N-Greg Nikitenko, 13.597; 21. 13-Sammy Swindell, 13.663; 22. 11M-Brendan Mullen, 13.702; 23. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 13.719; 24. 6-Bill Rose, 13.738; 25. 14T-Tim Estenson, 13.773; 26. 17M-Zach Omdahl, 13.811; 27. 26-Blake Egeland, 14.439; 28. 14X-Tom Egeland, 14.522

 

 

RIVER RUNNER: Kyle Larson Steals Win In River Cities Debut
Logan Schuchart extends his points lead over reigning champion Brad Sweet

GRAND FORKS, ND — Aug. 21, 2020 — Kyle Larson was sideways in the Turn 4 grass with four laps to go as Logan Schuchart ran away with the lead at River Cities Speedway Friday night.

Yet, he still managed to turn an unpredictable situation into a characteristically canny conclusion.

The Elk Grove, CA driver rallied in three laps to catch and strong arm his way past the Shark Racing #1S to claim his eighth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win in 2020 — making him the winningest driver, so far, this year in the Series.

“The Outlaws is as tough as it gets for Sprint Car racing throughout the world," Larson said. "To come in here and be as strong as we have all year long and get a lot of wins, it’s been a lot of fun. We need to keep getting our stuff better, because everyone is chasing us and getting their stuff better each race.”

Friday’s event at the quarter-mile speedway was Larson’s debut at River Cities and his first time racing in North Dakota. He kicked it off my setting quick time in Qualifying and making his way into the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash with a second-place run in his Drydene Heat Race behind David Gravel.

He drew the rear for the Dash but in typical Larson fashion, he seamlessly teleported his way from sixth to third on the opening lap of the Dash and ended up second. Gravel claimed the win — placing he and Larson on the front row for the 40-lap Feature.

Their battle around the bullring would be an extension of the war they waged for the win at Knoxville Raceway last weekend.

When the duo drag raced to Turn 1 at the start of the Feature, Larson darted ahead by ripping the top lane of the corner. Points leader Logan Schuchart followed in his tire tracks, stealing second from Gravel on the first lap, as well. The Silva Motorsports #57 did as it does every race, though, and pulled away from the field.

The end of the first 14 laps saw reigning champion Brad Sweet’s streak of bad luck continue. Wayne Johnson spun in Turn 4, causing cars to stack up. Sweet, who was fifth, jumped a tire of a slowed car in front of him and went head first into the Turn 4 wall. His Kasey Kahne Racing team was able to get his car repaired and send him back on track to make a charge from the rear. And he did. While Larson and Schuchart battled, Sweet made his way back to fifth by the end of the Feature.

Larson held a commanding lead over Schuchart for the majority of the race, but with heavy traffic in the final five laps Schuchart took advantage of the opportunity to strike. Locked on Larson’s bumper down the backstretch with four laps to go, Schuchart dove to the bottom in Turn 3. Larson also had the same idea. The two drivers made contact with Larson getting turned into the Turn 4 grass off Schuchart’s front bumper.

“I felt contact into (Turn) three,” Larson said. “I wasn't sure if it was a lapper because I came across. But thank God I was able to keep it straight. I knew there wasn’t many laps left. Had to get up on the wheel there.”

Schuchart sped away while Larson added off-roading to his resume by steering his car straight through the grass and back on to the track without losing another spot.

The win appeared to be in Schuchart’s hand as he held about a half of a straight away lead on Larson coming to the white flag. However, Larson tested the limits of his machine each corner. He throw it into Turn 1 and found enough traction to cut a few car lengths off Schuchart's lead.

On their exit of Turn 2, Schuchart couldn’t put the power down quick enough and allowed Larson to close even further. At Turn 3, Schuchart entered through the middle, while Larson went as high as he could go. Their cars met at Turn 4, but while Schuchart was sliding up, Larson turned down underneath him and rocketed by to steal the win.

“I knew he was going to have to make a decision going into (Turn) three and hoped he wasn’t going to run the cushion,” Larson said. “I knew that would be my only shot. I was just able to time the run good and clear him off of (Turn) four here.

“That was definitely an exciting one. It’s been fun to win a lot. I hope we keep it going.”

While Schuchart had to settle for second, he was still able to extend his points lead over Sweet – now 24 points ahead of the defending champion.

“It is just tough when you’re behind a guy like that,” Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, said about racing with Larson. “Kyle doesn’t make any mistakes. He’s tough. I had one shot right there. I felt like I could get through (Turns) one and two a little bit better at times and catch him.

“I felt like I had one shot there. I was getting close and had a really good run into (Turn) three when he cut to the bottom and I was trying to back off and go to the outside of him and caught his back bumper. I’m not trying to hit him, and I know he didn’t the other night at Knoxville. That’s racing and we’re racing hard. He just drove a little bit better than I did and got the job done.”

Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, put on a show for his home state crowd, battling with Gravel and James McFadden for third throughout the Feature. He was able to come out on top of that battle, rounding out the podium, and rebound from a rough weekend in Knoxville where he was unable to score a top-10 finish.

“We didn’t have the right combination here tonight,” Schatz said. “Just the way it goes. When you get behind the eight ball a little bit you get a long way behind. My guys are doing an incredible job with what we have to work with and will have to keep digging.”

Gravel’s fourth-place finish helped keep Jason Johnson Racing in close contention for the team championship – only eight points behind Schuchart’s Shark Racing team.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND for the Red River Rumble on Sat., Aug. 22. 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. 57-Kyle Larson [2][$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$3,200]; 4. 41-David Gravel [1][$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$2,500]; 6. 9-James McFadden [3][$2,300]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [9][$2,200]; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen [11][$2,100]; 9. 14-Parker Price-Miller [10][$2,050]; 10. 2-Carson Macedo [13][$2,000]; 11. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [14][$1,500]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [5][$1,100]; 14. 13-Sammy Swindell [12][$1,050]; 15. 8H-Jade Hastings [21][$1,000]; 16. 33M-Mason Daniel [16][$900]; 17. 9N-Wade Nygaard [15][$800]; 18. 20A-Jordan Adams [24][$800]; 19. 14T-Tim Estenson [22][$800]; 20. 35-Skylar Prochaska [20][$800]; 21. 2C-Wayne Johnson [18][$800]; 22. 2A-Austin Pierce [25][$]; 23. 8-Jack Croaker [17][$800]; 24. 26-Blake Egeland [23][$800]; 25. 11M-Brendan Mullen [19][$800]; Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson 1-36, 40; Logan Schuchart 37-39; KSE Hard Charger: Jade Hastings

Qualifying — 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 10.056; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 10.127; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.129; 4. 41-David Gravel, 10.145; 5. 9-James McFadden, 10.153; 6. 7S-Jason Sides, 10.192; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.201; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 10.217; 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.244; 10. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 10.252; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.257; 12. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 10.272; 13. 2-Carson Macedo, 10.342; 14. 6N-Greg Nikitenko, 10.36; 15. 13-Sammy Swindell, 10.402; 16. 33M-Mason Daniel, 10.514; 17. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 10.571; 18. 8H-Jade Hastings, 10.605; 19. 11M-Brendan Mullen, 10.644; 20. 2A-Austin Pierce, 10.775; 21. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 10.822; 22. 6-Bill Rose, 10.837; 23. 8-Jack Croaker, 10.86; 24. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 10.895; 25. 20A-Jordan Adams, 10.898; 26. 14T-Tim Estenson, 10.959; 27. 14X-Tom Egeland, 11.196; 28. O-Nick Omdahl, 11.259; 29. 26-Blake Egeland, 11.296; 30. 4-Colton Young, 11.831; 31. 17M-Zach Omdahl, NT

 


World of Outlaw Team Members Test Positive for COVID-19
By Cristina Cordova

CONCORD, NC — August 20, 2020 — The World of Outlaws announced today that several drivers and crew members have tested positive for COVID-19. As per World of Outlaws guidelines, the affected parties will quarantine until cleared for racing. Meanwhile, platinum drivers who are unable to race due to COVID-19-related quarantine will receive points based on their average finish for the season until they are able to rejoin the field.

Immediately following last weekend’s event at Knoxville Raceway, one driver reported minor symptoms to Series Officials and was advised to go in for testing. After a positive result returned, the entire team was tested, resulting in two positive crew members.

Series Officials reached out to all platinum drivers on Tuesday, informing them of the positive test results and reminding them of the COVID-19 Guidelines established prior to the “Return to Racing”. Drivers who came into close contact with the affected individuals were advised to get tested, after which several other participants and family members have tested positive.

The World of Outlaws will continue to follow the CDC COVID-19 Guidelines, ramping up some of the initial precautions from earlier in the season: temperature screening and questionnaires, social distancing and masks, and as an added precaution, the Pit Area at upcoming World of Outlaws events will remain closed to fans after racing until further notice.

 

 

POINTS TO WIN: Logan Schuchart, Jason Johnson Racing On Championship Hunt

Shark Racing leads the driver and team points with JJR close behind for the team championship

GRAND FORKS, ND — Aug. 19, 2020 — Logan Schuchart and David Gravel left the three-day event at Knoxville Raceway with big gains and a lot to lose.

Schuchart reclaimed the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series points lead – now 18 points ahead of reigning Series champion Brad Sweet – and David Gravel helped propel Jason Johnson Racing to second in points for the team championship – four points behind Schuchart’s Shark Racing team.

With just 21 races left this season – including the North Dakota doubleheader this weekend at River Cities Speedway on Aug. 21 and at Red River Valley Speedway on Aug. 22 – both drivers are focused on winning and securing the best points nights they can every race in their championship quests.

“We want to win races,” said Schuchart, of Hanover, PA. “That’s why we’re out here. Each and every race track we go to that’s our goal. You also want to stay smart about it.”

Schuchart learned firsthand how detrimental a small mistake could be to his chances of winning a championship in June. While running second and trying to chase down Sweet at Beaver Dam Raceway, Schuchart jumped the cushion and got into the wall. He finished 21st and fell from first to third in the championship points.

“That’s the kind of stuff you don’t do,” he said. “I know if we lose the championship by five points my grandpa (Bobby Allen) is going to say ‘I told you so.’”

Gravel isn’t in contention for the driver championship, since he missed two races to run an ARCA and NASCAR Truck Series race, but with Parker Price-Miller filling in for him in those two races, JJR has been able to stay in contention for the team championship. The team currently has four wins this season with Gravel, including their most recent win at Knoxville Raceway.

For Gravel, the remainder of the season is about picking up more wins and helping JJR secure their first championship.

“Obviously, if I can help JJR propel and win a championship is something really cool for me,” said Gravel, of Watertown, CT. “I’m kind of torn as how the season has gone. I’m going to try my best. I try my best every night and see where it ends up. There’s still a lot of racing to go. We’re racing every weekend until the World Finals (at the Dirt Track at Charlotte) pretty much, so a lot could happen.”

Like Schuchart, Gravel knows it takes being fast and smart to secure a championship. And a bit of luck.

“You just got to keep rolling,” Gravel said. “You could be Brad Sweet and have [four] DNFs. You’ve got to enter every night, do the best you can and see what happens.”

The best Schuchart has ever finished in the Series points is fifth last year – with eight wins. So, to be leading the points – and have five wins – with two and a half months to go is already a huge accomplishment in his eyes for he and his Shark Racing team that have gone from trying to make races in 2014 to now being in contention to win every week.

“It’s just a great position to be in during this time of the year,” Schuchart said. “You know you’re doing something right. Especially with our team, where we’ve come from in the last seven years and how hard we’ve worked to put ourselves in this position. My grandfather, Bobby Allen, has built an awesome team and everyone that’s a part of it is doing a great job. To be leading the points here in August says a lot about how far our team has come.”

River Cities and Red River Valley have been good tracks for Schuchart and Gravel. Schuchart picked up his first win at River Cities in June of last year and then finished third at the speedway last August. Gravel, who won at River Cities in 2017, also finished inside the top-five during both races at the quarter-mile track last year.

The Series will make its first trip back to Red River Valley Speedway since 2018 this weekend. The race was won by 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, but Gravel was in contention to win throughout the event before having an issue and finishing 18th. Schuchart finished fifth in that event.

While they'll be gunning for the win every race, they'll also be careful to not lose the points they've earned to put them in the position they're in.

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: North Dakota Doubleheader On Tap
10-time Series champion Donny Schatz headlines the Gerdau Northern Tour

GRAND FORKS, ND — Aug. 18, 2020 — The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will make its first trip to North Dakota this weekend for a doubleheader event.

The Greatest Show on Dirt will make its 26th visit to the quarter-mile River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND on Fri., Aug. 21 and its 32nd visit to 3/8-mile Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND.

With the big Knoxville weekend completed, the two North Dakota tracks will kick off the road to the championship with five drivers and six teams still separated by less than 100 points for the driver and team championships.

Key wins and points will be on the line this weekend, along with the $10,000 top prize each night.

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

Here are the top storylines to follow this weekend:

SCHATZ RETURNS HOME: Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, is set to put on a show for his home crowd this weekend. The Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver has been one of the most dominant drivers at both River Cities Speedway and Red River Valley Speedway.

He has 12 wins with the World of Outlaws at River Cities and three at Red River Valley. He won the last Series event at both tracks, as well.

After finishing outside the top-10 throughout the three-day event at Knoxville Raceway last week, Schatz will look to return to form with his CARQUEST #15 car. He could also move two steps closer to reaching a milestone 300 career wins this weekend, too – currently at 297 wins.

SCHUCHART BACK ON TOP: Logan Schuchart, of Hanover, PA, reclaimed the points lead at Knoxville Raceway last week and currently leads second-place Brad Sweet by 18 points.

He earned two podium finishes during “The One and Only” at Knoxville and may pick up a couple more this weekend. Schuchart earned a win and third-place finish at River Cities last year. He also finished fifth at the last race at Red River Valley in 2018. He currently has five wins this year and the most top-10 finishes of all drivers with 28.

GRAVEL/JJR MAKING GAINS: With three top-five finishes in a row – including a win and runner-up finish – at Knoxville Raceway last week, David Gravel, of Watertown, CT, propelled Jason Johnson Racing to second in the team championship points – four points back from the lead.

Gravel has had success at River Cities and Red River Valley in the past. He won at River Cities in 2017 and scored a top-five in both races last year. He was on track to a potential win at Red River Valley in 2018, leading 18 of the 30 laps, but had an issue and fell to 18th.

LOOKING FOR LUCK: Reigning champion Brad Sweet, of Grass Valley, CA, and his Kasey Kahne Racing team are looking to get back into a rhythm after suffering their fourth DNF of the season at Knoxville Raceway. Their last 12 races have been a mixed bag of top-fives, top-10s and DNFs. Sweet has seven wins this year – tied with Kyle Larson for the most wins this season – with his last win coming at the beginning of July.

He’ll be on the hunt for his first win at both River Cities and Red River Valley this weekend. He finished third and 13th, respectively, at River Cities last year and finished 15th during the last race at Red River Valley in 2018.

PITTMAN EYES FIRST WIN: Aside from Donny Schatz, 2013 Series champion Daryn Pittman, of Owasso, OK, is the only full-time World of Outlaws driver to have a win at both River Cities and Red River Valley. He won at River Cities in 2014 and Red River Valley in 2008.

Pittman and his Roth Motorsports team are still searching for their first win of 2020 and a bit of consistency. Pittman was on a run of 11 top-10 finishes in a row from June to July but has struggled to get to the top-10 in his last five events. This weekend could be a boost the team needs.

MCFADDEN RESUMES TOUR: After being sidelined in Australia for five months, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, James McFadden, of Warrnombool, VIC, AU, made his highly anticipated return to the Karavan Trailers #9 car for Kasey Kahne Racing last weekend at Knoxville Raceway.

Now that he’s made it back to the United States, McFadden is here to stay and continue wheeling the #9 car. He nearly won at River Cities Speedway last year but ended the event second. And he’ll make his first start at Red River Valley Speedway this weekend.

DOBMEIER FUNDRAISER: A silent auction for Mark Dobmeier, of Grand Forks, ND, who was injured at Cedar Lake Speedway in July will be held Fri., Aug. 21 at River Cities Speedway. The auction is organized by the World of Outlaws Benevolent Fund Inc. and will take place on vendor row, outside the main gate.

And while Dobmeier is sidelined, three-time World of Outlaws champion Sammy Swindell, of Germantown, TN, will be behind the wheel of the Buffalo Wild Wings #13 car this weekend.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Friday, Aug. 21 at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND. Event Info / Tickets

Saturday, Aug. 22 at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND for the Red River Rumble. Event Info / Tickets

ABOUT THE TRACK
River Cities Speedway is a high-banked quarter-mile track
Track Record – 9.269 sec. set by Jason Meyers on Aug. 21, 2009
Online – RiverCitiesSpeedway.com

Red River Valley Speedway is a semi-banked 3/8-mile track
Track Record – 11.925 sec. set by Shane Stewart on Aug. 19, 2017
Online – RedRiverValleySpeedway.com

1/4- & 3/8-MILE WINNERS IN 2020
There have been two races on 1/4-mile tracks in 2020.
Tri-State Speedway: Carson Short won on June 19 and Carson Macedo won on June 20

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

RIVER CITIES SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2019 – Logan Schuchart on June 7, Donny Schatz on Aug. 16
2018 – Donny Schatz on June 15, Donny Schatz on Aug. 17
2017 – David Gravel on June 16, Donny Schatz on Aug. 18
2016 – Donny Schatz on June 17, Donny Schatz on Aug. 26
2015 – Donny Schatz on June 19, Donny Schatz on Aug. 21
2014 – Donny Schatz on June 20, Daryn Pittman on Aug. 15
2013 – Cody Darrah on June 21, Donny Schatz on Aug. 16
2012 – Kraig Kinser on June 15, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 17
2011 – Craig Dollansky on June 17, Craig Dollansky on June 18, Steve Kinser on Aug. 19
2010 – Steve Kinser on June 19, Joey Saldana on June 20
2009 – Donny Schatz on June 19, Craig Dollansky on Aug. 21
2008 – Donny Schatz on June 27
2007 – Joey Saldana on June 29

RED RIVER VALLEY SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2018 – Donny Schatz on Aug. 18
2017 – Jason Johnson on Aug. 19
2008 – Daryn Pittman on Aug. 12
2007 – Jac Haudenschild on June 30
2006 – Donny Schatz on June 17
2005 – Jason Meyers on July 2, Steve Kinser on Aug. 16
2004 – Joey Saldana on July 10
2003 – Danny Lasoski on June 14
2002 – Donny Schatz on July 6
2001 – Craig Dollansky on July 7
2000 – Sammy Swindell on July 8
1999 – Steve Kinser on July 10
1998 – Sammy Swindell on July 11
1997 – Stevie Smith on July 12
1996 – Sammy Swindell on July 7
1995 – Sammy Swindell on July 8
1994 – Steve Kinser on July 10
1993 – Johnny Herrera on July 10
1992 – Steve Kinser on July 12
1991 – Doug Wolfgang on July 6
1990 – Doug Wolfgang on July 7
1989 – Jeff Swindell on July 8
1988 – Doug Wolfgang on July 9
1987 – Steve Kinser on July 11
1986 – Steve Kinser on July 12
1985 – Steve Kinser on July 13
1984 – Steve Kinser on July 14
1983 – Sammy Swindell on July 9
1982 – Steve Kinser on July 14
1981 – Sammy Swindell on July 13

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

DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
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 US 36 Raceway in Osbron, MO on Sat., Aug. 29. Get tickets by clicking here. Then, on Sun., Aug. 30 the Series will venture to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE. Get ticket by clicking here.

2020 STATS
There have been 32 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
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 7
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 5
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
5 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
6 – 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 (40 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 10
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 9
3 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 8
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 8
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 7
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
3 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 6
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 6*
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 6
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 6
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 6
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
5 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 4
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 3
6 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3
7 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 2
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 2
– Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind. – 2
– Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Australia – 2
8 – James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 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
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Colby Copeland, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa – 1
– Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (14 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 4
2 – 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
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 3
3 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
4 – Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1

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
– Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Brian Brown, Grain Valley, Mo. – 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
– Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Ill. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Tim Wagaman, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Steve Buckwalter, Royersford, Pa. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (13 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
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, Iowa – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1

D-MAIN WINNERS (3 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Kyle Moody, Lewisberry, Pa. – 1
– Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, Pa. – 1
– Skylar Gee, Leduc, AB, Canada

PODIUM FINISHES (23 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 20
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 14
3 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 11
4 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 10
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 9
6 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 7
7 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5
8 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
9 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
10 – 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
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (13 drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 6
2 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 4
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 4
4 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
5 – 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. – 177
2 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 172
3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 139
4 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 105
5 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 129
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
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4
2 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 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
– 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)
59. Thurs., Aug. 13 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (6)
60. Fri., Aug. 14 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / David Gravel (4)
61. Sat., Aug. 15 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Kyle Larson (7)


 

 

World of Outlaws Returns To River Cities Speedway And Red River Valley Speedway
 

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will make its one and only visit to North Dakota this weekend as part of the Gerdau Northern Tour. The Greatest Show on Dirt will first make the trip to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND on Fri., Aug. 21 – with the NLRA Late Model Series joining them – and then on Sat., Aug. 22 the Series will return to Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND.

Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, has been the dominant driver at River Cities Speedway over the years, racking up 12 wins in 25 races. The 10-time Series champion won the August race last year and has visited Victory Lane in eight of the last 10 Outlaws races at the venue. Schatz has finished in the top-10 in all 25 of the previous main events contested by the series at the track in his home state, with 23 of those being top-five performances. He also doubled up last August, winning the companion NLRA feature event.

He’s been just as dominate at his home track Red River Valley Speedway, too. He won the last Series race there in 2018 and has three wins at the track in total.

A total of 10 drivers have won with the World of Outlaws NOS Sprint Car Series at the quarter-mile River Cities Speedway, dating back to 2007. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 series champion, along with David Gravel, current points leader Logan Schuchart and Kraig Kinser are all past winners at the track, who will be in attendance on August 21.

Of the full-time drivers on the 2020 World of Outlaws tour, Schatz and Pittman are the only two win a win at the 3/8-mile Red River Valley Speedway.

Brad Sweet, the defending series champion, is chasing his first win at both tracks.

Mason Daniel and Wayne Johnson are battling for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award in 2020. Daniel currently holds a 10-point advantage in that race.

Tickets for the River Cities Speedway portion of the Gerdau Northern Tour on Friday, August 21, featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and NLRA Late Model Series and for the Red River Valley Speedway event can be purchased in advance online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

 

 

ONE OF A KIND: Kyle Larson Makes History With Capitani Classic Win at Knoxville
Logan Schuchart and David Gravel make big points gains during “The One and Only” weekend

KNOXVILLE, IA – Aug. 15, 2020 – Kyle Larson was forced to leave Knoxville Raceway with a broken heart last year after failing to qualify for the Knoxville Nationals. A year later, it was healed with the Elk Grove, CA driver winning the biggest Sprint Car race of his career at the historic half-mile with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Larson was a missile among bullets Saturday night, leading from the green to checkers in the 30-lap Feature to claim the Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank win and the big $50,000 check.

“It means a lot,” Larson said about winning the Capitani. “We wish it was the (Knoxville) Nationals but hats off to the Outlaws and Knoxville and everyone who helps present this race and award this purse.”

He and the Silva Motorsports team have been the class of the field about every time they hit the black Zook clay. Aside from a 10th-place run with the Series in May, Larson has won five out of his last six starts at the track in the #57 car, owned and worked on by Paul Silva. On Thursday, Larson won the opening night of “The One and Only” – which replaced the postponed Nationals – and was forced to settle with a second-place finish Friday night.

His performance during the two opening nights of the event helped lock him into the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash for Saturday’s Capitani Classic. With the fortune of starting on the outside pole for the Dash, Larson darted past polesitter Aaron Reutzel on the start and ran away with the win.

It was teaser of what would come in the 30-lap Feature.

Reutzel tried to make it interesting when the green flag flew, crowding Larson on the entrance to Turn 1. However, Larson was strong no matter where he had to put his car. While ridding the inside berm, Larson was able to nose ahead of Reutzel off Turn 2 and pulled further ahead down the backstretch. He cleared Reutzel on the entrance to Turn 3 and again pulled away.

A lap later, Larson no longer had to worry about a battle from the Folkens Bros Trucking #87 as Reutzel suffered a rear end issue that took him out of the race. That lined up points leader Logan Schuchart alongside Larson for the restart.

When the green flag waved again, Larson had no intentions of allowing another challenge for the lead. He timed his throttle acceleration perfect and rocketed ahead of the field. He became untouchable, pulling away to about a four second lead. Even while having to navigate traffic.

His race almost came to an end toward the halfway point when he nearly collided with Shane Golobic while trying to lap him. The incident forced him up the inside berm and got his car out of shape. He lost little time to Schuchart, though, who had been working on keeping 2019 Knoxville Nationals winner David Gravel behind him.

Gravel’s car came to life in the closing laps, passing Schuchart for second with five laps to go. His next target, Larson, was too far gone to catch. Time wasn't on his side. Until it was given to him.

James McFadden rolled over in Turn 4 with two laps to go, bringing out the red flag and giving Gravel one attempt at dethroning Larson. It was a rematch from Friday night’s race, where Gravel held of Larson in the closing laps of the race. Knowing Gravel was behind him made Larson a little worried, too.

“I wasn’t quite sure what to do because Gravel gets around the bottom so well,” Larson said. “I had been running the top both ends really good. But I didn’t want to leave the door open on the restart. I kind of debated with myself the whole way down the front stretch of what to do.”

When they were allowed to mash their throttles again, Larson made the decision to dive to the bottom and block the head of steam Gravel had going into the turn. His decision helped win him the race, as Gravel was unable to work the bottom to his advance and get by Larson.

“If he ran the top there, I was going to send it in on him,” Gravel said. “It just didn’t happen. It was a good race. We wouldn’t have had a shot if that red didn’t come out. He was gone. Started fifth and couldn’t get going there early in the race. Had to battle Logan (Schuchart) there quite a bit. I think we had the second-best car.”

With his performance this weekend of finishing, fifth, first and second, Gravel has helped propel Jason Johnson Racing to second in the team points – now only four-points back from the leader.

Logan Schuchart had a similar feat by reclaiming the points lead the first night of “The One and Only” when reigning Series champion Brad Sweet and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz DNF’d. He held the lead throughout the weekend and with a third-place finish during the Capitani Classic, he leaves Knoxville with an 18-point lead over Sweet.

“I just got beat by better experienced drivers and better teams tonight,” Schuchart said. “We’ve gotten better since we’ve come to Knoxville. Really hit it right last year. I just pulled my wing back a little too much at the start of the race and got tight on the cushion and started trying different things that wasn’t really working.”

Along with Larson’s impressive run, Schatz had one of his own. He lost a motor during his Drydene Qualifier race and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team had to scramble to get the car out of the track, to their trailer and then replace the motor in time to be back for the C-Main.

Schatz went from 17th to the win in the 12-lap C-Main, which transferred him to the rear of the Last Chance Showdown. He then went from 18th to fourth in the LCS to earn the final spot in the Feature. By the time the checkered flag was shown, Schatz had made his way from 24th to 12th in the Feature, earning the KSE Racing Hard Charger award for the second night in a row.

Larson’s win is his seventh win of the season with the Series – 15th career win overall – and the most historic one of his Sprint Car career, so far.

We’re only a year away from heartbreak or triumph at the 2021 Knoxville Nationals.

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to North Dakota for a doubleheader weekend. On Fri., Aug. 21 the Series returns to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND. Get tickets by clicking here. And on Sat., Aug. 22 the Series returns to Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND. Get tickets by clicking here.

RESULTS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1][$50,000]; 2. 41-David Gravel [5][$25,000]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$12,500]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [6][$8,000]; 5. 71-Spencer Bayston [8][$7,000]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$6,000]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [9][$5,750]; 8. 17A-Austin McCarl [19][$5,500]; 9. 24-Rico Abreu [7][$5,250]; 10. 83-Daryn Pittman [12][$5,000]; 11. 26-Cory Eliason [14][$4,500]; 12. 15-Donny Schatz [24][$4,250]; 13. 18-Gio Scelzi [16][$4,000]; 14. 12N-Joey Saldana [10][$3,750]; 15. 48-Danny Dietrich [22][$3,500]; 16. 21-Brian Brown [21][$3,250]; 17. O9-Matt Juhl [23][$3,000]; 18. 19-Shane Stewart [15][$3,000]; 19. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [20][$3,000]; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen [11][$3,000]; 21. 9-James McFadden [13][$3,000]; 22. 17W-Shane Golobic [17][$3,000]; 23. 4-Terry McCarl [18][$3,000]; 24. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2][$3,000]; Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+12]

 

 

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.”

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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.

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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

ON THE INTERNET
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YouTube – YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws
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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 Foam® Sales Company Announce Digital, At-Track Partnership

CONCORD, NC — The World of Outlaws and Sea Foam® 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 Foam® 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 Foam® 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 Foam® 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.”

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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