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Lance Dewease Becomes Winningest Driver in Williams Grove History with World of Outlaws Triumph on Night One of Summer Nationals

MECHANICSBURG, PA – July 20, 2018 – Lance Dewease got better with each restart and passed Donny Schatz on Lap 20 to win his 91st career Feature at Williams Grove Speedway and 14th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series triumph. Schatz settled for second with Brian Montieth completing the podium.

Lucas Wolfe won the Sears Craftsman Dash, earning the pole for the 25-Lap Feature, but it was fellow front row starter, Donny Schatz that got the jump on the initial start to lead the opening lap.

Ian Madsen brought out the first caution of the evening on Lap 3. Lance Dewease, who started fourth, used the restart to move into second by Wolfe. Greg Hodnett moved by Wolfe into third a lap later.

Dewease closed in on Schatz as the duo established themselves as the class of the field. Schatz negotiated lapped traffic with ease, before a caution for Sheldon Haudenschild on Lap 16 bunched the field together.

Schatz cleared Dewease on the following double-file restart, but a caution for Jim Siegel set up a single-file restart. Dewease took a look underneath Schatz for the top spot, but couldn’t make it stick. A lap later Jacob Allen went up in smoke, setting up another double-file restart.

Once again, Schatz kept Dewease at bay on the restart. One lap later, Trey Starks was backwards, setting up the final restart with seven laps remaining.

This time, Dewease stayed right Schatz. Dewease followed Schatz on the top for a lap before making his move with a slide job in turn one to lead down the backstretch to the delight of the large Williams Grove Speedway crowd.

Dewease extended the lead and went on to win by 1.201 seconds for his 14th career Outlaw win and to become the winningest driver in Williams Grove history.

“It just feels great to be in Victory Lane and to beat Donny Schatz, he’s one of the best racers to ever drive these cars and he races you as clean as anybody. I hope my pass on him was as clean as he races all of us,” Dewease said in Victory Lane, deflecting the attention away from his record-breaking win at the facility. Dewease acknowledged his great car owners and teams that have helped him to get to this point in his career, including his current team which is assembled with 3 Hall of Famers – himself, Car Owner Don Kreitz, Jr. and Crew Chief Davey Brown.

“Every start I got a little better off of four and I finally got a big run at him,” Dewease said of his winning pass on Schatz. “For all of you fans that come out and support us every week, this is for you,” Dewease added to a chorus of “Posse” chants from the local faithful.

“If you come around here and race with Lance for the win, you’re doing something right. No excuses, he beat us,” Schatz said to track announcer Bruce Ellis. “You do the best you can and tonight was second. It was still a good night for us.”

Brian Montieth finished third and was in good spirits, “We got going a little better at the end, my guys gave me a great car. Hats off to them, we wrecked a car last week and had to build a new one and it paid off.”

Hodnett finished fourth with 11th-starting Logan Schuchart completing the top five.

Wolfe finished sixth with Outlaw Regulars 15th-starting David Gravel, Brad Sweet, Daryn Pittman and Shane Stewart completing the top ten. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to Williams Grove Speedway tomorrow night for the conclusion of the Summer Nationals, which will pay $20,000 to the winner.If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Feature (25 Laps): 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [4][$13,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$4,000]; 3. 21-Brian Montieth [5][$2,500]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [3][$2,200]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][$2,100]; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe [1][$2,000]; 7. 5-David Gravel [15][$1,800]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$1,600]; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman [12][$1,500]; 10. 2-Shane Stewart [7][$1,300]; 11. 3-James McFadden [10][$1,200]; 12. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [17][$1,100]; 13. 48-Danny Dietrich [13][$1,000]; 14. 19-Brent Marks [24][$700]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [18][$600]; 16. 58-Jim Siegel [25][$600]; 17. 55K-Robbie Kendall [14][$600]; 18. 39M-Anthony Macri [21][$600]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [22][$600]; 20. 44-Trey Starks [6][$600]; 21. 18-Ian Madsen [16][$600]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$600]; 23. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [20][$600]; 24. 39-Cory Haas [19][$600]; 25. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [23][$600]; Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-17, Lance Dewease 18-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+10]

Qualifying: 1. 21-Brian Montieth, 16.666; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.676; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.685; 4. 44-Trey Starks, 16.717; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.757; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.767; 7. 3-James McFadden, 16.784; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.805; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.832; 10. 2-Shane Stewart, 16.832; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.832; 12. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.835; 13. 18-Ian Madsen, 16.841; 14. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 16.886; 15. 5-David Gravel, 16.95; 16. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.965; 17. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 16.987; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.039; 19. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.056; 20. 39-Cory Haas, 17.147; 21. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.155; 22. 87-Alan Krimes, 17.16; 23. 7S-Jason Sides, 17.213; 24. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.272; 25. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.336; 26. 19-Brent Marks, 17.35; 27. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.372; 28. 58-Jim Siegel, 17.595; 29. 27G-Jay Galloway, 17.942; 30. 75-Nicole Bower, 18.247; 31. 12W-Troy Fraker, 18.518

For full results from Wiliams Grove Speedway - July 20, click here

 

 

 

Freddie Rahmer Sends Lincoln Speedway into Pandemonium with First Career Outlaw Win

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – July 19, 2018 – Freddie Rahmer got by David Gravel on a double-file restart with nine laps remaining to win the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway for the Pennsylvania Posse. Rahmer, joining his father Fred, became the sixth father-son duo to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Features. Gravel and Daryn Pittman completed the podium.

Last year’s Gettysburg Clash winner David Gravel won the Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole for the 35-Lap Feature. Gravel got the jump on the start while Daryn Pittman got around front row starter Alan Krimes for second down the backstretch.

Gravel reached heavy lapped traffic on Lap 8 allowing Pittman, Krimes and company to close in. Two laps later, James McFadden brought out the Yellow Flag, giving Gravel a clear track. On the restart, Krimes took second from Pittman down the backstretch briefly, only to have Pittman power back to the runner-up position coming back to the line.

Rahmer, who started sixth, worked by Krimes for third on Lap 13 with a slider and set his sets on the lead duo. As Gravel and Pittman worked through heavy traffic, Rahmer closed in and moved by Pittman for second on Lap 20.

Danny Dietrich, a five-time Lincoln winner in 2018, worked his way into third by Pittman and began reeling in Rahmer and Gravel. In heavy lapped traffic, Dietrich threw a massive slider for second on Rahmer in turn three, but lost the handle and spun, leaving fourth-place running Brad Sweet nowhere to go. Neither was able to continue, a crushing blow to Sweet’s Championship efforts.

The caution also negated Gravel’s sizable lead. The double-file restart with nine laps remaining lined up Rahmer to the outside of Gravel. Rahmer used a brilliant run, glued to the middle, to take the lead down the backstretch, sending the Pennsylvania fans into a frenzy anticipating a hometown win.

Rahmer extended the lead and was just reaching the back of the field as he took the checkered for the first time as a World of Outlaws winner and sent Lincoln Speedway into pandemonium.

After collecting his breath, Rahmer said, “We work so hard for this, I knew if we got into position, we could win one of these races. I didn’t know if they were close the last two laps, but we got it done.”

Freddie and Fred Rahmer joined racing royalty as just the sixth father-son duo to win World of Outlaws Features, joining the Kinser, Swindell, Haudenschild, Smith and Kaeding families.

“Of all the things that have happened in racing, this is the coolest,” National Sprint Car Hall of Famer member Fred Rahmer, who is the all-time leading Feature winner at Lincoln Speedway, said while holding back tears in Victory Lane. “It took me a lot damn longer to win one of these races than him,” Rahmer added with a smile.

David Gravel was understandably disappointed after leading 26 laps to come home second, but wished his best on Freddie Rahmer and congratulated him on his first victory. “I didn’t need that yellow, but that’s racing. It’s a tough one to swallow, you lead that many laps, you want to win,” Gravel said.

Daryn Pittman completed the podium after a torrid battle with Donny Schatz for third and also congratulated the Rahmer family, “Congrats to Fred and Freddie, what an amazing performance from them. We were really good in the beginning, but kind of faded at the end. The last few laps with Donny were excellent, he ran me clean as always. This is a good run for this whole team and we’ll see what we have at The Grove.”

Schatz came from 11th to finish fourth with Lucas Wolfe completing the top five.

Greg Wilson came forward to sixth with Brian Montieth finishing seventh. Brent Marks earned KSE Hard Charger honors coming from 21st to eighth, Krimes faded to ninth and 20th-starting Logan Schuchart completed the top ten.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season this weekend at Williams Grove Speedway with two increased purses. Friday, July 20th’s Feature will carry the $5,000 bonus of the Morgan Cup, meaning the winner will take home $13,000. Saturday, July 21st’s Feature will pay $20,000 to the winner. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Feature (35 Laps): 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer [6][$10,000]; 2. 5-David Gravel [1][$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [11][$2,800]; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe [8][$2,500]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [10][$2,300]; 7. 21-Brian Montieth [9][$2,200]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [21][$2,100]; 9. 87-Alan Krimes [2][$2,050]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [20][$2,000]; 11. O7-Gerard McIntyre [12][$1,500]; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [25][$400]; 13. 39-Cory Haas [22][$1,100]; 14. 55K-Robbie Kendall [19][$1,050]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [3][$1,000]; 16. 27-Greg Hodnett [13][$900]; 17. 39M-Anthony Macri [28][$]; 18. 2-Shane Stewart [14][$800]; 19. 3-James McFadden [16][$800]; 20. 18-Ian Madsen [27][$]; 21. 1X-Chad Trout [18][$800]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [15][$800]; 23. 1XX-Tim Wagaman [24][$800]; 24. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [17][$800]; 25. 11K-Kraig Kinser [23][$800]; 26. 48-Danny Dietrich [7][$800]; 27. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$800]; 28. 59-Jim Siegel [26][$]; Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-26, Freddie Rahmer 27-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+13]

Qualifying: 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.451; 2. 5-David Gravel, 13.492; 3. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.582; 4. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.613; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.675; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.718; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 13.739; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.761; 9. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.781; 10. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.796; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.821; 12. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.823; 13. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.868; 14. 39-Cory Haas, 13.898; 15. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.921; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.944; 17. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.948; 18. 1X-Chad Trout, 13.97; 19. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.986; 20. 3-James McFadden, 13.993; 21. 19-Brent Marks, 14.023; 22. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.031; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.049; 24. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 14.057; 25. 1XX-Tim Wagaman, 14.057; 26. 59-Jim Siegel, 14.075; 27. 86-Steve Storrie, 14.114; 28. 39M-Anthony Macri, 14.116; 29. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.179; 30. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 14.186; 31. 44-Trey Starks, 14.186; 32. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 14.281; 33. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.43; 34. 73B-Brett Michalski, 15.051

For full results from Lincoln Speedway - 7/19/18, click here

 

 

Two 55-Lap Features, Free Camping Headline Biggest Ironman Weekend to Date at Pevely

CONCORD, NC – July 20, 2018 – Extending the Month of the Money into August, and leading into the legendary Knoxville Nationals, lies the longest and most challenging Sprint Car race on the World of Outlaws schedule: The Ironman 55. Now in its tenth year, the two-day event at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, MO will be the biggest one yet, with 55-lap, $20,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start Features on both Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4.

Yesterday’s bad luck is today’s good fortune. Last year, Mother Nature rained out the final night of the Ironman, resulting in a yearlong postponement of the 55-lap Feature and setting up a massive 2018 Ironman weekend, like never before. To help fans and drivers alike celebrate the historic weekend, the track is offering free camping.

While the event itself began a decade ago, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 has been a staple on the World of Outlaws schedule since Brad Doty won the inaugural Series race in 1987. The third-mile oval is one of the highest-banked tracks on the circuit. With cars turning laps in the 10-second bracket, the extended Feature laps make this one of the most physically challenging events on the schedule.

Recently, Daryn Pittman has been dominating the bullring. Pittman won the opening night of Ironman Weekend last year and was in good position when the rain hit on the second night. Pittman followed up last year’s success at I-55 by picking up the win at the Pevely, MO facility on April 21, 2018 of this season.

“We have been really good there the last three times. Pevely has always been a track I enjoy going to, regardless of the success I have or have not had there,” Pittman, who also won at the track in 2002, said about returning to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

Pittman has never won the Ironman 55 and knows that this year’s event is going to be as grueling as ever.

“55 laps there is a handful, and for us to do it two days in a row, it is going to be hard and tough. Whoever wins is going to earn it,” Pittman, who has four wins on the season and sits fourth in the Series Point Standings, said in anticipation of the back-to-back $20,000-to-win Features.

With the increased payday, a strong field of regional invaders will be on hand to try to steal the money from the World of Outlaws regulars. In addition to Pittman, full-time World of Outlaws drivers Kraig Kinser (2005), Jason Sides (2012), Donny Schatz (2015) and David Gravel (2015) have also visited Victory Lane at Pevely.

As usual, the Ironman 55 weekend offers fans several opportunities to interact with their favorite drivers. All reserved tickets include a free fan pit pass prior to racing. And all 24 Feature drivers will take a walking parade lap for driver intros around the third-mile oval before Saturday’s Feature, stopping and signing autographs along the way.

A strong field of POWRi Midgets will be on the card alongside the Greatest Show on Dirt in August. Tickets for this can’t miss weekend are still available online. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

 
 

 

 

Kyle Larson Dominates Silver Cup at Lernerville for $25,000 Payday

SARVER, PA – July 17, 2018 – Kyle Larson started fourth and worked his way by Ian Madsen on Lap 9 and never looked back to win his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of the year and sixth in his career. Larson also set Quick Time over the 37-car field and won his Heat Race. Brad Sweet finished second with Donny Schatz coming from ninth to complete the podium at the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway.

Western Pennsylvania’s own Tim Shaffer won the Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole for the 40-lap Feature. Shaffer, the 1993 Lernerville Track Champion and two-time Silver Cup winner, led the opening four laps before Brandon Spithaler spun off the track, bringing out the only caution of the event.

World of Outlaws rookie Ian Madsen took advantage of the double-file restart to take the lead from Shaffer down the backstretch. Madsen led lap five and Larson took second from Shaffer a lap later.

Larson slid Madsen for the lead on Lap 8, but the Australian turned back underneath Larson’s No.57 to lead into turn three. It was short-lived, however, as Larson pounded the cushion and blasted around Madsen to lead the ninth circuit.

Larson established he was the class of the field and quickly built up a lead as the field stretched out around the 4/10th oval.

Brad Sweet, fresh off his runner-up finish at the Kings Royal, began making the top work and moved by Shaffer for third on Lap 26 and then used the same line to move by Madsen for second a lap later. Simultaneously, Donny Schatz began making the bottom work. Schatz worked his way into third on Lap 31.

As Larson diced through heavy traffic, Sweet began to close in on Larson as the large crowd at Lernerville Speedway watched closely to see if the driver referred to as ‘The Big Cat’ could make a move. Larson was flawless through traffic, re-extending his lead and going on to win by 1.893 seconds over his brother-in-law, Sweet.

“I was able to get through traffic pretty well. There was a strip of moisture in turns three and four. I was trying to check the board because I knew if [Schatz] was coming, I was going to have to do some searching,” Larson said in Victory Lane.

Larson was making his first start at Lernerville in five years, he came from 24th to second in the 2013 Silver Cup. “I didn’t think we were that great in the Dash, but Paul Silva was able to tune it up and I knew right away in the Feature I had a good shot of winning this one.”

“These Outlaw races are so hard to win. I was able to get an Outlaw win for Ricky [Stenhouse] last year, but it has been a couple years since I got an Outlaw win in the No.57,” Larson added.

"It’s great to see a packed house, I was only able to get here five minutes before engine heat because of plane troubles, but I’m glad we made it. We couldn’t be out here without all you fans,” Larson, who won everything but the Sears Craftsman Dash, said to a loud applause.

Brad Sweet settled for second and referenced how similar tonight was to Saturday’s Kings Royal, where he was trying to chase down Schatz on the cushion.

“You know [Larson] is going to be tough to beat out front, I wasn’t making as much speed once the top in turns one and two went away. I kind of saw Donny coming at the end so I moved down on the race track,” Sweet said in good spirits.

"The past few races the tracks have been slick and technical with a lot of Green Flag laps, it’s been a lot of fun. We’ve been right in the hunt throughout this Month of Money and hopefully we can pick up some more wins here soon,” Sweet added.

Schatz came from ninth to complete the podium and referenced his slow start, “We were a little better at the end than at the beginning, but we’ve got to be better earlier. It wasn’t a bad night or a bad finish, it was just one of those nights,” Schatz, who had won three of the last four races prior to tonight, said.

David Gravel came from 10th to finish fourth with Ian Madsen fading to fifth. Kasey Kahne made a last-lap pass in the Last Chance Showdown to make the Feature and earned KSE Hard Charger honors coming to 17th at the Checkered Flag.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season with a trio of dates with the Pennsylvania Posse starting Thursday, July 19 at Lincoln Speedway before heading over to Williams Grove Speedway for the Summer Nationals. If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Feature (40 Laps): 1. 57-Kyle Larson [4][$25,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$7,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$5,000]; 4. 5-David Gravel [10][$4,000]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [2][$3,000]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [5][$2,900]; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1][$2,800]; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7][$2,700]; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah [14][$2,600]; 10. 7K-Cale Conley [6][$2,500]; 11. 2-Shane Stewart [13][$2,400]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [11][$2,300]; 13. 19-Brent Marks [15][$2,200]; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$2,100]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [20][$2,000]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [16][$1,500]; 17. 4K-Kasey Kahne [24][$1,300]; 18. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [19][$1,200]; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser [17][$1,200]; 20. 83-Cory Eliason [21][$1,200]; 21. 39-Spencer Bayston [12][$1,200]; 22. 22-Brandon Spithaler [22][$1,200]; 23. 40-George Hobaugh [18][$1,200]; 24. 4-Parker Price-Miller [23][$1,200]; 25. 2AJ-A.J. Flick [25][$]; 26. 51-John Garvin [26][$]; Lap Leaders: Tim Shaffer 1-4, Ian Madsen 5-8, Kyle Larson 9-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 4K-Kasey Kahne[+7]

Qualifying: 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.36; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.397; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.475; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.517; 5. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.566; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.593; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.614; 8. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.669; 9. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.671; 10. 42-Sye Lynch, 13.685; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.694; 12. 39-Spencer Bayston, 13.72; 13. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.742; 14. 5-David Gravel, 13.748; 15. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.756; 16. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.758; 17. 83-Cory Eliason, 13.768; 18. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.792; 19. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.808; 20. 2AJ-A.J. Flick, 13.855; 21. 7W-Logan Wagner, 13.886; 22. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.892; 23. 19-Brent Marks, 13.945; 24. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.025; 25. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.035; 26. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.062; 27. 98-Carl Bowser, 14.07; 28. 4K-Kasey Kahne, 14.134; 29. 51-John Garvin, 14.245; 30. 45-Trevor Baker, 14.298; 31. 13-Brandon Matus, 14.427; 32. 91-Sadie Siegel, 15.032; 33. 33-Brent Matus, 15.104; 34. O8-Dan Kuriger, 15.175; 35. 4KX-William Kiley, 16.284; 36. 1R-Gale Ruth, 16.73

For full results from Lernerville Speedway, July 17, 2018 visit woosprint.com or click here

 

 

World of Outlaws Set to Invade New York for Trio of July Dates

CONCORD, NC – July 17, 2018 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season and Month of Money with an exciting slate of three races in five days through New York. The Series will make its inaugural visit to Airborne Park Speedway on Wednesday, July 25 before heading to Ransomville Speedway on Friday, July 27 and concluding the weekend at the Empire State Challenge at Weedsport Speedway on Sunday, July 29.

Plattsburgh, NY’s Airborne Park Speedway, which is less than 30 miles from the Canadian border, will host The Greatest Show on Dirt for the first time ever on Wednesday, July 25.

“The Outlaws are the biggest product dirt racing has to offer, and we are looking forward to exciting our existing fans and expanding the fan base of Airborne Park Speedway, especially the Canadian market,” Airborne Media Director Robby Knowles said.

For fans attending Airborne Park Speedway, camping for the mid-week show will be available at the track for $22. Tickets still remain for the Outlaws first-ever visit to APS!

"In the track’s 64-year history, I can’t think of an event that trumps this in magnitude. We are looking forward to the biggest event in Airborne Park Speedway history,” Knowles added in anticipation of this summer’s visit by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Friday, July 27 the Outlaws will return to Ransomville Speedway with the running of The Big ‘R’ Outlaw Shootout. It will be the fifth-ever visit by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the 3/8-mile oval, dating back to 1994 when Dave Blaney won the inaugural event. The Series returned to Ransomville last year for the first time in two decades with ‘The Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer landing in Victory Lane. Ransomville has made some improvements in 2018 and everyone involved with the speedway is looking forward to the Outlaws returning.

"We've added some additional lighting this year to further enhance the facility. The phone calls have been ramping up, asking about camping and tickets. Everyone loves the World of Outlaws, and we are extremely excited to have The Greatest Show on Dirt back. We've had great weather all year and we cannot wait for July 27," Ransomville General Manager Jennifer Martin said. Ransomville Speedway is offering free camping all weekend for the event, so make it a weekend and camp out at the speedway!

Sunday, July 29 the Series will make its lone appearance at Weedsport Speedway for the Empire State Challenge. Weedsport Speedway made its way back on the schedule in 2015, after a 22-year hiatus. Lynn Paxton won the inaugural event at Weedsport back in 1980.

The 2017 Empire State Challenge got rained out, but the 2016 event at Weedsport Speedway was a memorable one. Logan Schuchart, who led the first 30 laps of the event, was at the time looking for his first career Outlaw victory when Donny Schatz stole the win away. Schatz was also victorious at the event in 2015.

“Weedsport is an excellent facility, and the track is always slick, smooth and wide. It’s an added bonus that it’s not too far from Pennsylvania and the Shark team will hopefully have some extra fans in the crowd,” Schuchart, who now has six career Outlaw wins, said about racing at Weedsport Speedway.

Tickets for all three World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events in New York are available here: Airborne, Ransomville, Weedsport. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action from the 40th Anniversary Season of the Greatest Show on Dirt live on DIRTVision.com.

To set up driver interviews, please contact Anthony Corini at acorini@dirtcar.com

 

 

Month of Money Continues at Lernerville with $25,000 Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup

CONCORD, NC – July 17, 2018 - It’s July, which means the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is in its richest stretch of the year – the Month of Money. The Series will make its annual stop at Lernerville Speedway on Tuesday, July 17 with the running of the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, paying a smooth $25,000 to the winner.

“We are starting to get into an exciting stretch of the season. A lot of money is on the line during the month of July. I think we are all ready to get started,” nine-time Series Champion and current points leader Donny Schatz said in anticipation of the Month of Money.

Schatz leads the stiff field of Outlaw regulars into Western Pennsylvania looking for his second consecutive Silver Cup triumph. In total, Schatz has eight career wins at the high-banked 4/10th oval. As always for the Silver Cup, a strong field of regional Ohio and Central Pennsylvania cars will be on hand looking to cash in on the big payday.

AJ Flick, the current Lernerville points leader, will lead the Western Pennsylvania contingent looking for a hometown victory. One of the most memorable Silver Cups of all time was back in 2002 when Ed Lynch. Jr, the all-time Lernerville wins leader, scored his one and only World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory in front of a raucous crowd.

On the Outlaw side, David Gravel heads into the Month of Money, and especially Lernerville, with a lot of confidence. Gravel, the 2016 Silver Cup Champion, is the most recent Outlaw winner scoring the 2017 Commonwealth Clash on September 23, 2017 in exciting fashion. Gravel and the CJB Motorsports No.5 is also coming off his fourth win of the 2018 season, emerging victorious on the final night of the Brownells Big Guns Bash at Knoxville Raceway last weekend.

The Month of Money gets underway for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway with the two-day FVP Platinum Battery Outlaw Showdown Friday and Saturday, July 6 and 7.

Following that the Series will continue its 40th Anniversary Season with a stretch in Ohio, including the lone appearance at Attica Raceway Park before heading to the $50,000 to win Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway. After the Silver Cup, the Outlaws take on the Pennsylvania Posse for the first time in 2018 at Lincoln Speedway before heading to Williams Grove for the Summer Nationals.

The Series will head to New York for a trio of events to conclude July before heading to the Ironman 55 that, due to rain last year, will feature two, $20,000 to win, 55-lap races.

The Month of Money will conclude at the Knoxville Nationals, which is the richest event on the World of Outlaws schedule and will pay $150,000 to the winner. Stay tuned to everything World of Outlaws on our social channels or by visiting woosprint.com!

 

 

Donny Schatz Wins Third Consecutive Kings Royal to Become King Donny the 35th

ROSSBURG, OH – July 14, 2018 – Donny Schatz started fourth, took the lead on Lap 15 and never looked back, leading the rest of the way to win his 15th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of 2018 and third consecutive Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway, worth $50,000. Brad Sweet surged late and came within a half of a car-length at the checkered flag, finishing behind Schatz by just 0.189 seconds. Cory Eliason, in his first career Kings Royal start, completed the podium.

With the unique Kings Royal format, the six Heat Race winners occupied the first three rows for the 40-lap Feature. Trey Starks won Heat 6, earning the pole in his first Kings Royal start alongside Heat 5 winner, Paul McMahan. A caution on the initial start involving Hunter Schuerenburg, Sheldon Haudenschild and Brock Zearfoss brought out the only stoppage of the event.

The complete restart saw Starks shoot to the lead, in search of his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature victory in a big way. Schatz and McMahan battled for second with Schatz taking the position on Lap 3 and setting his sights on Starks. Schatz took a look underneath Starks on Lap 14 and completed the pass for the lead one lap later down the backstretch.

Cory Eliason, who started sixth after winning Heat 1, established himself as a threat moving by Starks into second on Lap 16. Eliason actually slid Schatz for position, but was never able to maintain momentum and stay in front of the Tony Stewart Racing No.15.

Brad Sweet maneuvered into third on Lap 17 and showed a lot of speed pounding the cushion. As Sweet closed in on Eliason for second, Donny Schatz extended his margin out front. Sweet would get by Eliason for second on Lap 27 and begin cutting into Schatz’ sizable advantage.

As Schatz searched for grip the last 10 laps, Sweet really closed in. Sweet got hung up behind Daryn Pittman in lapped traffic and finally cleared him with five to go, setting up one last charge at Schatz. And charge he did.

On the absolute cushion of the racing surface, Sweet closed in on Schatz, setting up a hectic finish. Sweet cut the gap to five car-lengths down the backstretch on the final lap and ended up just half a car-length short from his second career Kings Royal triumph.

Schatz acknowledged that he was searching for speed the last 10 laps, “I knew someone had to be coming. I was hanging the last 10 laps, I could not get stuck anywhere. I’m lucky it wasn’t 41 laps tonight, because obviously, the No.49 was coming there at the end,” Schatz said in Victory Lane.

“Lapped traffic was tough tonight, it was tricky and slick. I feel like I completely failed in Qualifying going 21st quick, but the way format works tonight it put us in the right position,” Schatz said before thanking all the fans, even the ones that boo him, for coming out and praising the track crew given the high temperatures all weekend.

Brad Sweet was obviously disappointed but was pleased with the speed he showed.

“I came up one lap short, some of those lapped cars didn’t cut me a break. Coming to the checkered, I was cussing because I wanted it to be the White Flag,” Sweet said with a smirk.

“To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best and the way [Schatz] shows up at these big money events, is why he’ll down in history as one of, if not the best of all time. This NAPA racing team has nothing to be ashamed of tonight, I just wish it was one more lap tonight,” Sweet added before encouraging the huge crowd to come to the pits and introduce themselves.

Cory Eliason was extremely pleased with his third-place run, “That was a great learning experience. I got to follow and watch Donny and Brad tonight and they are the two best out here right now. There is a huge learning curve coming to these tracks and to go out and be competitive is awesome.”

“After not making the first two shows of the weekend, to finish third behind Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet, feels like a win for this team,” Eliason added in good spirits after the race.

Lee Jacobs represented the Buckeye State coming from 16th to finish fourth with Kraig Kinser coming from 13th to complete the top five.

12th-starting Jacob Allen finished sixth with Paul McMahan coming home seventh. 16th-starting David Gravel finished eighth with Rico Abreu coming from 24th to ninth, earning KSE Hard Charger Honors. Outlaw rookie Ian Madsen completed the top ten, coming from 23rd.

Christopher Bell set Quick Time over the 51-car field and was running in the top five when he pulled pit side with 14 laps remaining. After the caution on the initial start, the race went non-stop.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season and Month of Money with the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway, which will pay $25,000 to the winner. Following that the Outlaws will head to Central Pennsylvania to take on the Pennsylvania Posse at Lincoln and Williams Grove Speedway. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

Feature (40 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$50,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$20,000]; 3. 83-Cory Eliason [6][$15,000]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [16][$12,500]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$10,000]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [12][$7,500]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [2][$6,500]; 8. 5-David Gravel [14][$6,000]; 9. 24-Rico Abreu [24][$5,500]; 10. 18-Ian Madsen [23][$5,000]; 11. 44-Trey Starks [1][$4,750]; 12. 2M-Kerry Madsen [15][$4,500]; 13. W20-Greg Wilson [21][$4,000]; 14. 94-Ryan Smith [8][$3,750]; 15. 2-Shane Stewart [9][$3,500]; 16. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [18][$3,450]; 17. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3][$3,400]; 18. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [22][$3,350]; 19. 9-Daryn Pittman [17][$3,300]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [19][$3,250]; 21. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [20][$3,200]; 22. 17B-Bill Balog [10][$3,150]; 23. 14-Christopher Bell [7][$3,100]; 24. 49X-Tim Shaffer [11][$3,000]; Lap Leaders: Trey Starks 1-14, Donny Schatz 15-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 24-Rico Abreu[+15]

Qualifying: 1. 14-Christopher Bell, 13.144; 2. 5-David Gravel, 13.195; 3. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.207; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.214; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.219; 6. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.25; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.27; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.325; 9. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.331; 10. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.332; 11. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 13.333; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.347; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.354; 14. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.364; 15. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.387; 16. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.416; 17. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.421; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.427; 19. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.431; 20. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.446; 21. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.45; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.45; 23. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.467; 24. 44-Trey Starks, 13.474; 25. 83-Cory Eliason, 13.483; 26. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.508; 27. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.51; 28. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.525; 29. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.541; 30. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.543; 31. 71M-Randy Hannagan, 13.550; 32. 19-Brent Marks, 13.552; 33. 83H-Justin Henderson, 13.557; 34. 12N-Cole Duncan, 13.578; 35. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.618; 36. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 13.632; 37. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.653; 38. 21-Brian Brown, 13.673; 39. 17C-Caleb Helms, 13.681; 40. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.682; 41. 26-Joey Saldana, 13.683; 42. 11N-Cap Henry, 13.734; 43. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 13.803; 44. 71H-Ryan Ruhl, 13.806; 45. 97W-Mitch Wormall, 13.858; 46. 28-Brian Paulus, 13.927; 47. 45T-Trevor Baker, 13.938; 48. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.981; 49. 8J-Jess Stiger, 14.148; 50. 83C-Adam Cruea, 14.993; 51. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.665

For full results from Eldora Speedway – Kings Royal – July 14, 2018, click here.

 

 

 

Donny Schatz Wins Knight Before Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway

ROSSBURG, OH – July 13, 2018 – Donny Schatz passed Brian Brown on Lap 10 and never looked back en route to his Knight Before the Kings Royal victory at Eldora Speedway. It was Schatz’ 275th career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory. Greg Wilson charged from 14th to finish second, with Sheldon Haudenschild completing the podium in the non-stop Feature.

Brian Brown won the first Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole for the 30-Lap Feature, alongside Hunter Schuerenburg, who won the second Dash. Brown, in search of his fifth career Outlaw victory, set the pace out front of the field as Schuerenburg remained within striking distance.

Donny Schatz, who started third, recovered from his start and got by Tim Shaffer for third on Lap 5, but not without making heavy contact with the outside retaining wall in turn two. The contact didn’t faze Schatz at all as he began chasing down Schuerenburg and Brown for the lead.

On Lap 9, Schatz ducked underneath Schuerenburg for second and one lap later, using the same line, Schatz took the lead from Brown. From there, Schatz began to work through lapped traffic in an attempt to extend his lead while all eyes were on Greg Wilson.

Wilson, a former Outlaw Eldora winner, was charging forward from his 14th-starting spot. Wilson took third from Schuerenburg on Lap 21 and surpassed Brown a lap later for the runner-up position. Wilson, glued to the extreme bottom of the racing surface, then set his sights on Schatz. Sheldon Haudenschild was in hot pursuit of Wilson running the polar opposite line, banging down the cushion. Haudenschild worked by Schuerenburg and Brown on Lap 23 to move into third. Wilson closed slightly in traffic, but Schatz had built too much of an advantage and went on to win his 14th Feature of the season by 2.273 seconds.

“It got real slick,” Schatz said after the race. “I think my car was best in the middle and it’s not exactly my bag of tea to bounce off the cushion every lap,” Schatz added with a smile. “Greg [Wilson] is really good when the track gets like that. I know if I do everything right, there’s not many people that will pass this 15 car, but Greg is one of them. We’ve got to a get a little bit better tomorrow for 10 more laps or Greg will kick all our asses,” Schatz said in good spirits.

Wilson had high praise for Schatz following his personal season-best finish. “That 15 car man, he’s the best out here and the cleanest race car driver I have ever raced with,” Wilson said before thanking the Eldora Speedway track crew for providing an excellent dry-slick racing surface.

Sheldon Haudenschild was pleased with his third-place finish and looks forward to Saturday’s King’s Royal.

“My crew has done a phenomenal job and I think we’ll be right there tomorrow. I can’t thank the fans for being great all weekend,” Sheldon said.

Early race leader Brian Brown fell to fourth at the checkered flag with Dave Blaney charging from 22nd to complete the top five and earn KSE Hard Charger Honors. Heading into Saturday’s Kings Royal event, Shane Stewart and Donny Schatz, with their wins on the first two nights of the weekend, have earned the right to go out in Qualifying wherever they please during Saturday’s $50,000 to win program.

With the unique Kings Royal format being utilized, Saturday’s event will be show up points only for the World of Outlaws regulars. If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com as the 35th Annual Kings Royal crowns a champion.

Feature: 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$12,000]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [14][$5,700]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$3,500]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [1][$3,000]; 5. 70-Dave Blaney [22][$2,600]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [5][$2,400]; 7. 3G-Carson Macedo [8][$2,300]; 8. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [2][$2,200]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [13][$2,150]; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6][$2,100]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$1,600]; 12. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4][$1,350]; 13. 5-David Gravel [18][$1,300]; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21][$1,200]; 15. 18-Ian Madsen [25][$300]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [26][$200]; 17. 24-Rico Abreu [10][$900]; 18. 10H-Chad Kemenah [11][$850]; 19. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [24][$800]; 20. 12N-Cole Duncan [20][$800]; 21. 4-Parker Price-Miller [16][$800]; 22. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [15][$800]; 23. 2-Shane Stewart [17][$800]; 24. 44-Trey Starks [19][$800]; 25. 26-Joey Saldana [23][$800]; 26. 13-Paul McMahan [12][$800]; Lap Leaders: Brian Brown 1-9, Donny Schatz 10-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 70-Dave Blaney[+17]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.863; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.906; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 14.031; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.057; 5. 44-Trey Starks, 14.164; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.297; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.306; 8. 26-Joey Saldana, 14.313; 9. 28-Brian Paulus, 14.373; 10. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.382; 11. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.487; 12. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.539; 13. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 14.579; 14. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 14.596; 15. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.604; 16. 19-Brent Marks, 14.62; 17. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.765; 18. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 14.865; 19. 83H-Justin Henderson, 14.928; 20. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 15.034; 21. 17B-Bill Balog, 15.161; 22. 94-Ryan Smith, 15.373; 23. 8J-Jess Stiger, 15.614; 24. 83C-Adam Cruea, 16.122; 25. 3S-Sammy Swindell, 14.181

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.461; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 14.624; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 14.641; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 14.717; 5. 12N-Cole Duncan, 14.726; 6. 5-David Gravel, 14.729; 7. 3G-Carson Macedo, 14.747; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.774; 9. 24-Rico Abreu, 14.783; 10. 5T-Travis Philo, 14.874; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.881; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 14.952; 13. 70-Dave Blaney, 15.021; 14. 91-Cale Thomas, 15.036; 15. 83-Cory Eliason, 15.114; 16. G1-Justin Peck, 15.118; 17. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 15.273; 18. 17C-Caleb Helms, 15.313; 19. 11N-Cap Henry, 15.354; 20. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 15.373; 21. 19P-Paige Polyak, 15.449; 22. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 15.49; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.514; 24. 97W-Mitch Wormall, 15.571; 25. 71M-Randy Hannagan, 15.596; 26. 45T-Trevor Baker, 15.934

For full results from The Knight Before The Kings Royal, click here

 

 

Shane Stewart Breaks Through for First Win of 2018 During Jokers Wild at Eldora Speedway

ROSSBURG, OH – July 12, 2018 – There’s no denying it has been a tough year for Shane Stewart and the Kyle Larson Racing No.2 team. That changed in a big way on Thursday evening at Eldora Speedway when Stewart passed Jacob Allen on a Lap 10 restart and never looked back, scoring his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature win of 2018. Tim Shaffer and Donny Schatz completed the podium.

David Gravel won the Sears Craftsman Dash, earning the pole for the 30-lap Feature in search of his fifth victory of the season aboard the CJB Motorsports No.5. Gravel led the opening lap with Shane Stewart, who started next to him, close in tow.

While those two separated from the field, all eyes were on Jacob Allen who charged from his ninth-starting position to take third on Lap 7. Two laps later, Allen, glued to the bottom, took the lead to a large roar from the Eldora Speedway crowd in search of his first career Outlaw triumph.

Gravel and Stewart battled for second, with the duo making contact and Gravel ending up backwards with 10 laps complete. “I thought I had David clear, it was all my fault. I don’t ever want to race like that,” Stewart said after the race in good jest.

Allen elected the bottom on the double-file restart, but it was Stewart taking control of the field down the backstretch in the Kyle Larson Racing ENEOS-sponsored No.2 machine.

Stewart stretched out the lead around the famous Ohio half-mile as Tim Shaffer and Donny Schatz began their charge forward. By Lap 20, Shaffer had worked by Allen for second and set his eyes on Stewart. Schatz stormed by Allen for third on Lap 24. Shaffer closed in on Stewart in lapped traffic, but never truly challenged the Bixby, OK native for the lead as Stewart would win his first Feature of the season by 1.665 seconds.

“I never want to win a race by crashing a guy," Stewart said in Victory Lane before savoring the triumph.

“We’ve been close to winning a couple of times this year, hopefully, we can have some momentum now and get rolling. It’s always special to win at this track,” Stewart said in Victory Lane. “To get a win going into the Month of Money is huge, I feel like we have a pretty good package right now. We’ll see how the next two nights play out, I’m looking forward to it,” Stewart added after the race.

Tim Shaffer’s second-place finish was the best of his 2018 Outlaw campaign. Shaffer, a two-time Outlaw winner last year, charged from eighth to fourth in the Sears Craftsman Dash railing the cushion.

Donny Schatz, who won both Outlaw events at Eldora in May, settled for third. “We’ll be a little better on Saturday for 10 laps more. The race track here can be tricky,” Schatz said in good spirits, in anticipation of the rest of Kings Royal weekend.

Kerry Madsen, the Jokers Wild winner last year, charged from 16th to fourth with Brent Marks completing the top five. Marks started 20th and his effort was good enough for KSE Hard Charger Honors.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues Kings Royal weekend at Eldora Speedway Friday night, July 12 with the running of The Knight Before the Kings Royal! If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Abbreviated Results from Jokers Wild at Eldora Speedway:

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 2-Shane Stewart [2][$10,000]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4][$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$3,200]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [16][$2,800]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [20][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6][$2,300]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$2,200]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$2,100]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [22][$2,050]; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah [10][$2,000]; 11. 21-Brian Brown [11][$1,500]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [15][$1,200]; 13. 24-Rico Abreu [21][$1,100]; 14. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [7][$1,050]; 15. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8][$1,000]; 16. 9-Daryn Pittman [13][$900]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [14][$800]; 18. 3S-Sammy Swindell [23][$800]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [18][$800]; 20. 5-David Gravel [1][$800]; 21. 4-Parker Price-Miller [24][$800]; 22. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [17][$800]; 23. 13-Paul McMahan [12][$800]; 24. 70-Dave Blaney [19][$800]; Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-9, Jacob Allen 10, Shane Stewart 11-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+15]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.941; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.068; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.085; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.086; 5. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.093; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.184; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.185; 8. 21-Brian Brown, 13.191; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.198; 10. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.202; 11. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.23; 12. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.245; 13. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.305; 14. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.317; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.318; 16. G1-Justin Peck, 13.346; 17. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.365; 18. 12N-Cole Duncan, 13.369; 19. 83-Cory Eliason, 13.417; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.445; 21. 26-Joey Saldana, 13.5; 22. 99-Jay Waugh, 13.761; 23. 8J-Jess Stiger, 13.98

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.279; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.303; 3. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 13.315; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.46; 5. 71M-Randy Hannagan, 13.51; 6. 1ST-D.J. Foos, 13.517; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.564; 8. 5-David Gravel, 13.577; 9. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.615; 10. 83H-Justin Henderson, 13.651; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.654; 12. 3S-Sammy Swindell, 13.659; 13. 45T-Trevor Baker, 13.678; 14. 19-Brent Marks, 13.734; 15. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.789; 16. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.794; 17. 44-Trey Starks, 13.963; 18. 97W-Mitch Wormall, 14.011; 19. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.026; 20. 28-Brian Paulus, 14.062; 21. 22M-Dan McCarron, 14.17; 22. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 14.195; 23. 17C-Caleb Helms, 14.258

 

 

Donny Schatz Scores Exciting Brad Doty Classic Triumph at Attica Raceway Park

ATTICA, OH – July 10, 2018 – Donny Schatz passed Joey Saldana on a Lap 21 restart and fended off Kyle Larson to win the Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park, his 13th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of the year. Larson, who started 15th, settled for second with Saldana completing the podium. There were a season-high 50 cars signed in.

Carson Macedo won the first of two Sears Craftsman Dashes to earn the pole for the 40-lap Feature, alongside Brent Marks, who won the other Dash. Macedo did a wheelstand on the opening lap, allowing Marks to get the jump into turn one and Schatz to take second down the backstretch.

Greg Wilson brought out the caution on Lap 2 as Marks paced the field, in search of his second career Outlaw victory. A pair of cautions for Lee Jacobs (Lap 6) and Aaron Reutzel (Lap 13) kept Marks out of traffic and allowed him to stretch his lead, but that didn’t stop the action behind him.

Saldana, pounding the cushion, got a run on Schatz down the backstretch and threw a big slide job in turn three to take the second spot by a nose at the line when the caution waved for Reutzel. The restart saw Schatz and Saldana exchange slide jobs, once again allowing Marks to escape.

Saldana wrestled the runner-up position away from Schatz on Lap 17, as Kyle Larson made his presence known moving into the top five from his 15th starting spot.

As the caution flew for Brad Sweet on Lap 21, heartbreak struck for race-long leader Brent Marks. Marks pulled pit side with a flat tire that was ailing his family owned No.19 machine for a handful of laps.

“I thought something broke on my car at first, but then I realized it was a flat. I know how these races go, so I’m not going to say I was going to win, but I felt like we had a good shot at it. That’s racing, though,” Marks said in good spirits after the race.

Marks’ misfortune awarded Joey Saldana the lead and lane choice on the double-file restart with 19 laps remaining. Saldana elected the bottom, giving Schatz the top. Saldana slid up the track, attempting to halt Schatz’ momentum, but the nine-time Series Champion turned his Textron Off Road sponsored, Tony Stewart Racing No.15 underneath to lead down the backstretch on Lap 22.

Schatz led the lap with Saldana and Larson nose to tail at the line. Saldana tried another slider the following lap, but Schatz once again, cool and smooth, turned it back underneath to maintain the lead. Saldana made another attempt for the top spot but allowed Larson to sneak by for second in the process.

Larson set his eyes on Schatz, following him on the cushion in turns three and four and going lower than him in turns one and two. While Larson was never farther than five car lengths back, he also never truly threatened to take the lead from the Fargo, ND native as Schatz went on to win by 1.273 seconds over the NASCAR star.

“I won the Brad Doty Classic,” was the first thing Schatz exclaimed after exiting his TSR No.15 in Victory Lane. “I did not expect the track to stay that good throughout the race. Hats off to my entire Textron Off Road team, they work extremely hard and make this car a lot of fun to drive,” Schatz added before thanking Attica Raceway Park for packing the stands on a Tuesday evening.

Kyle Larson praised Schatz for being the best at his craft. “Donny is so good around the bottom and the middle and he can still get up on the curb and rip it. He’s the best out here,” Larson said. “I was a little too patient, but it was a fun race and it’s awesome to race in front of such a great crowd.”

Joey Saldana, who just came back from the West Coast, was pleased to finish third and have speed all night. “To put it on the front stretch with these guys is awesome. I can’t thank Kevin Rudeen enough for giving me a great race car to race against the best two drivers in the world. Hopefully, we can keep it going this weekend at Eldora,” Saldana said.

Rico Abreu was strong all night, finishing fourth with Macedo fading to fifth at the line ahead of Daryn Pittman and 21st-starting Sheldon Haudenschild. Haudenschild’s charge was good enough to earn KSE Hard Charger honors.

After bringing out the caution on Lap 2, Greg Wilson stormed back to finish eighth, with 14th-starting David Gravel and Shane Stewart completing the top ten.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season this weekend with one of the crown jewels of Sprint Car racing, the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway. Action from ‘The Big E’ gets underway Thursday, July 14 with the running of the Jokers Wild. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Abbreviated Results from Attica Raceway Park – July 10, 2018 Feature (40 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [15]; 3. 26-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [7]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [21]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [18]; 9. 5-David Gravel [14]; 10. 2-Shane Stewart [8]; 11. 83-Cory Eliason [9]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13]; 13. 10H-Chad Kemenah [16]; 14. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [22]; 15. 49X-Tim Shaffer [12]; 16. 18-Ian Madsen [23]; 17. 49-Brad Sweet [10]; 18. 81-Lee Jacobs [19]; 19. 8M-T.J. Michael [24]; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen [11]; 21. 21-Dale Blaney [20]; 22. 4H-Cap Henry [17]; 23. 19-Brent Marks [2]; 24. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; Lap Leaders: Brent Marks 1-21, Donny Schatz 22-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+14] Qualifying

Flight-A: 1. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.375; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 12.417; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.472; 4. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.48; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.528; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.532; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.578; 8. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.705; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.708; 10. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.731; 11. 8M-T.J. Michael, 12.779; 12. 4H-Cap Henry, 12.782; 13. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.8; 14. 22-Cole Duncan, 12.86; 15. 11N-Craig Mintz, 12.888; 16. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.921; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.926; 18. 9R-Jordan Ryan, 12.951; 19. 97-Broc Martin, 12.958; 20. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.001; 21. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.013; 22. 71H-Ryan Ruhl, 13.152; 23. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 13.175; 24. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.463; 25. 7K-Cale Conley, NT

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.582; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.738; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.76; 4. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.802; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.912; 6. 19-Brent Marks, 12.917; 7. 5-David Gravel, 12.962; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.046; 9. 21-Dale Blaney, 13.063; 10. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 13.064; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.105; 12. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.142; 13. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 13.217; 14. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.223; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.279; 16. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.339; 17. 23-D.J. Foos, 13.359; 18. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.421; 19. 16-Chris Andrews, 13.442; 20. 97W-Mitch Wormall, 13.725; 21. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.745; 22. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.894; 23. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.019; 24. 8J-Jess Stiger, 14.293; 25. 20I-Kelsey Ivy, 14.531

 

 

Madsen Wins Exciting Finale of FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at Cedar Lake

NEW RICHMOND, WI – July 7, 2018 – Kerry Madsen, who swept both nights of last year’s FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at Cedar Lake Speedway, got the monkey off his back with his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of 2018. In a 41-lap Feature in honor of Jason Johnson’s birthday, Madsen passed Brad Sweet on Lap 38 in an exciting race. Sweet settled for second with Donny Schatz completing the podium.

For the second consecutive night, Brad Sweet won the Sears Craftsman Dash, earning the pole for the Feature alongside Jacob Allen. Sweet charged from fifth to second in his Heat Race just to Qualify for the Dash.

Sweet led the opening lap utilizing the bottom of the racing surface. Jacob Allen powered around the Grass Valley, CA native to lead Lap 3, in search of his first career Outlaw victory. Allen maintained the lead, while Sweet stayed right with the driver of the Shark Racing No.1A.

With 10 laps complete, a yellow for Shane Stewart – who was running in the top five – negated Sweet’s pass to regain the lead.

Allen elected the top on the double-file restart and lost the lead to Sweet heading into turn one. Madsen would pull a slide job on Allen to steal second on Lap 17. A lap later the final caution of the evening flew for Justin Henderson, setting up another double-file restart.

Sweet maintained control on the restart and continued to lead as he navigated lapped traffic. Madsen, who started sixth, stayed right with Sweet and made a bid to the outside of Sweet for the lead on Lap 36 in turn one, to no avail, as Sweet slid in front of the Australian to maintain the lead down the backstretch. Madsen got another run off the cushion and this time slid in front of the Kasey Kahne Racing No.49 to take the command on Lap 39.

Sweet tried to turn back under but was unable to do so as Madsen distanced himself to the checkered flag two circuits later. Madsen would go on to win by .783 seconds over Sweet.

Madsen, who was a five-time Outlaw winner in 2017, when prompted about the slow start to his 2018 season said, “We haven’t had the results we wanted, but we knew we had the potential. I want to thank Tod Quiring, I really enjoy driving for this organization.” “Guy Forbrook and my guys gave me a great race car. We had a lot of fun tonight, it’s a relief to finally get a win,” the multi-time Australian Champion added with a smile. “To go from where we were last night, to tonight is incredible.”

Brad Sweet settled for second and referenced lapped traffic after the race, “That’s what wins and loses these races, I got off my line a little bit. We’re running up front every night, it’s just a matter of putting it all together,” Sweet said before giving a shout out to Bobbi and Jaxx Johnson.

Donny Schatz started and finished third and applauded the track crew for the work preparing an excellent racing surface. “The race track was good, there were multiple lines on the track, I just couldn’t find any speed. That’s the way it goes some days. It’s time for some big races and we are looking forward to that,” the nine-time Series Champion said next to his Tony Stewart Racing No.15.

David Gravel earned KSE Hard Charger honors coming from 10th to finish fourth. The best race of the evening was for fifth as Dominic Scelzi, Cory Eliason and Sheldon Haudenschild swapped the position seemingly every lap with Scelzi claiming it at the checkered flag. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues the Month of Money and its 40th Anniversary Season Tuesday, July 10 at Attica Raceway Park with the Brad Doty Classic before heading to Eldora Speedway for the three-day Kings Royal weekend, that will pay $50,000 to the winner on Saturday evening.

Feature (41 Laps): 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$5,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$3,000]; 4. 5-David Gravel [10][$2,700]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [9][$2,500]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [2][$2,200]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [5][$2,000]; 8. 83-Cory Eliason [8][$1,800]; 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$1,600]; 10. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [15][$1,450]; 11. 19-Brent Marks [11][$1,300]; 12. 2-Shane Stewart [4][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [14][$1,100]; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart [16][$1,000]; 15. 9-Daryn Pittman [17][$950]; 16. 83H-Justin Henderson [12][$900]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$850]; 18. 13-Mark Dobmeier [19][$750]; 19. W20-Greg Wilson [18][$725]; 20. 97-Alan Gilbertson [23][$700]; 21. 9Z-Jared Goerges [21][$700]; 22. 14K-Tori Knutson [22][$700]; 23. 19L-Ryan Bowers [20][$700]; 24. 1AJ-Trevor Mell [24][$700]; 25. 21-Brian Brown [DNS] [$300]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-2, 11-38; Jacob Allen 3-10; Kerry Madsen 39-41; KSE Hard Charger Award: 5-David Gravel[+6]

Qualifying: 1. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.547; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.586; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.648; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.723; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.724; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 11.73; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.749; 8. 83-Cory Eliason, 11.762; 9. 21-Brian Brown, 11.842; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.855; 11. 19-Brent Marks, 11.887; 12. 83H-Justin Henderson, 11.944; 13. 5-David Gravel, 11.955; 14. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.99; 15. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.024; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.054; 17. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.079; 18. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 12.095; 19. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 12.163; 20. 19L-Ryan Bowers, 12.449; 21. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.551; 22. 1AJ-Trevor Mell, 12.64; 23. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 12.667; 24. 9Z-Jared Goerges, 12.883; 25. 14K-Tori Knutson, 12.884

 

 

Brad Sweet Sweeps Night One of the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at Cedar Lake

NEW RICHMOND, WI – July 6, 2018 - Brad Sweet completed a clean sweep of the opening night of the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown with his third win of the season at Cedar Lake Speedway. A late race caution took Sweet out of heavy lapped traffic and gave him a clean track and clean air with eight laps remaining. David Gravel and Brent Marks completed the podium.

Sweet started the night off right, setting fast time over the field before edging Gravel in a potential Heat Race of the year. Sweet started second in the Sears Craftsman Dash and won that to earn the pole for the 35-lap Feature.

While it may have looked easy on paper, it was far from it. Sweet, driver of the Kasey Kahne Racing No.49, grabbed the lead early and distanced himself, while Gravel and Marks battled for the runner-up position.

Sweet reached traffic by Lap 6 and negotiated the slower cars well. Marks, while running third, made contact with the slower car of Jason Tostenson and lost the third spot to Sheldon Haudenschild in the process.

As traffic intensified, Gravel and company closed in looking to steal the victory away from Sweet.

Sweet, at this point, was lapping some impressive race cars. As the Grass Valley, CA native tried to put Kerry Madsen, who swept both nights of the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown last year, and Cory Eliason, who has an Outlaw win this year, Gravel, Haudenschild and Marks closed significantly. Haudenschild bobbled on the bottom of one and two and relinquished the third spot back to Marks on Lap 22.

Just as Gravel and Marks were closing in, ready to pounce, debris in turn four forced a caution on Lap 27.

With eight laps remaining and a clean track, Sweet was never truly challenged and went on to win by .968 seconds.

“I’ve never done a clean sweep before. That’s a heck of a way to start the weekend,” Sweet said in Victory Lane before giving a shout out to Bobbi and Jaxx Johnson.

“Lapped traffic was tough tonight, but it’s what wins and loses races. We needed a win, it’s been a while. These NAPA Auto Parts guys have been working hard and they deserve more of these wins,” Sweet, who continues to sit second in the Series Point Standings added.

David Gravel finished a nose ahead of Marks for third, after getting held up with a lapped car coming to the checkered.

“I definitely didn’t want to see that yellow. My car was getting better as the race went on, luckily, tomorrow’s race is 41 laps. Hopefully we can finish one position better,” the driver of the CJB Motorsports No.5 said in good spirits.

Second-year Outlaw Brent Marks was very pleased with his evening, “I was surprised tonight, we weren’t very good here last year but we were excellent tonight. I’m really proud of my guys and I’m excited to be up here on the podium.

After not getting a Qualifying lap and starting last in his Heat Race, Donny Schatz picked up KSE Hard Charger honors, finishing fourth in the Feature from 11th. Sheldon Haudenschild completed the top-five.

The FVP Platinum Battery Showdown concludes Saturday evening at Cedar Lake Speedway. If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Abbreviated Results from Cedar Lake Speedway - July 7, 2018:

Feature (35 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$10,000]; 2. 5-David Gravel [2][$5,000]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [3][$3,000]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [11][$2,700]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4][$2,500]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [5][$2,200]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7][$2,000]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [14][$1,800]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [8][$1,600]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6][$1,450]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [9][$1,300]; 12. 21-Brian Brown [10][$1,200]; 13. 9-Daryn Pittman [13][$1,100]; 14. 55-Brooke Tatnell [12][$1,000]; 15. 83H-Justin Henderson [16][$950]; 16. W20-Greg Wilson [15][$900]; 17. 83-Cory Eliason [21][$850]; 18. 2M-Kerry Madsen [19][$750]; 19. 13-Mark Dobmeier [20][$725]; 20. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [17][$700]; 21. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [18][$700]; 22. 19L-RJ Johnson [22][$700]; 23. 97-Alan Gilbertson [24][$700]; 24. 36-Jason Tostenson [23][$700]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+7]

Qualifying: 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.476; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.49; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.545; 4. 5-David Gravel, 11.62; 5. 19-Brent Marks, 11.646; 6. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.696; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.706; 8. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.709; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.712; 10. 21-Brian Brown, 11.745; 11. 19L-RJ Johnson, 11.759; 12. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 11.77; 13. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.773; 14. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.78; 15. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.803; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.851; 17. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 11.856; 18. 36-Jason Tostenson, 11.88; 19. 83H-Justin Henderson, 11.939; 20. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 11.941; 21. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 11.973; 22. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 11.994; 23. 14K-Tori Knutson, 12.292; 24. 5X-Ryan Bowers, 12.877; 25. 91A-Reed Allex, 14.278; 26. 15-Donny Schatz, NT; 27. 83-Cory Eliason, NT

 

 

David Gravel Uses Brilliant Double-File Restart to Win Knoxville Thriller

KNOXVILLE, IA – June 30, 2018 – David Gravel had a perfect restart on Lap 10 charging from third to first and then held off Donny Schatz to win his fourth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of the year on Night Two of the Brownells Big Guns Bash at Knoxville Raceway. Schatz threw everything he had at Gravel, but settled for second with Brad Sweet, who was the leader on the aforementioned restart, completing the podium.

For the second consecutive night, Donny Schatz won the Sears Craftsman Dash, earning the pole for the 25-lap Feature. Schatz took command of the field and led the opening circuit as Sweet and Brian Brown exchanged slide jobs for the runner-up position.

On Lap 8, Sweet made his move underneath Schatz and took the lead to the ninth lap. Schatz battled back hard and would have led Lap 10, but a yellow for fourth-place running Logan Schuchart negated the pass and gave Sweet the lead back.

Sweet and Schatz shared the front row on the double-file restart with Gravel behind Sweet on the inside. Gravel pounced as the Green Flag flew and ducked underneath Sweet and Schatz heading into turn one with a heart-pounding move to take the lead. Sweet and Schatz would jockey for the runner-up position with Sweet taking it on Lap 11, but Schatz coming back and taking the position three laps later.

The final caution of the evening flew for Brooke Tatnell on Lap 17. Gravel elected the bottom on the double-file restart with the 10-time Knoxville Nationals Champion alongside of him. Schatz had an excellent restart and pulled ahead of the CJB Motorsports No.5 down the backstretch, before Gravel regained the lead with a huge slider in turn three and four. That was the move the sealed the victory as Gravel would power away and win by 1.643 seconds.

“Who’s ready for Nationals,” was the first an ecstatic Gravel said upon exiting his CJB Motorsports machine in Victory Lane for the fourth time in 2018.

“We were really good all night yesterday and we knew we had a car capable of winning if we could get up there,” Gravel, who scored the first Perfect 500 score at the Knoxville Nationals last August, only to break while leading the $150,000 to win Feature on Saturday night added.

“This one is for Jason, Bobbi and Jaxx Johnson,” Gravel said to a huge roar from the Knoxville Raceway crowd.

Donny Schatz’ attempt for the weekend sweep ended with him settling for second while Brad Sweet completed the all World of Outlaws regular podium for the second night in a row. Brian Brown finished fourth with Davey Heskin completing the top five. Heskin came from 23rd to finish fifth, good enough for KSE Hard Charger honors.

Friday’s runner-up Ian Madsen, 17th-starting Shane Stewart, Cory Eliason, 24th-starting Brent Marks and Kerry Madsen completed the top ten.

It was a scorching day in Iowa all afternoon and with weather looming, the World of Outlaws and Knoxville Raceway officials were in hurry-up mode to beat Mother Nature, which they did successfully. Despite the triple-digit temperatures all weekend, the Knoxville Raceway track prep team did a tremendous job providing an excellent racing surface as the facility lived up to its nickname as The Sprint Car Capital of the World.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to Knoxville Raceway in six short weeks with the running of the Granddaddy of Them All, the Knoxville Nationals. The Outlaws 40th Anniversary Season will continue Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7 with the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at Cedar Lake Speedway. Tickets for the event at Cedar Lake can be purchased here. As always, if you can’t make it to the track be sure to watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Abbreviated Results from Knoxville Raceway June 30, 2018:

Feature (25 Laps): 1. 5-David Gravel [5][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$5,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$3,000]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [6][$2,700]; 5. 56N-Davey Heskin [23][$2,500]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [13][$2,200]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [17][$2,000]; 8. 83-Cory Eliason [4][$1,800]; 9. 19-Brent Marks [24][$1,600]; 10. 2M-Kerry Madsen [9][$1,450]; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [11][$1,300]; 12. 2KS-Austin McCarl [10][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [14][$1,100]; 14. 9-Daryn Pittman [15][$1,000]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [22][$950]; 16. 24-Terry McCarl [8][$900]; 17. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [20][$850]; 18. 21AU-Jordyn Brazier [18][$750]; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser [21][$725]; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen [7][$700]; 21. 55-Brooke Tatnell [19][$700]; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$700]; 23. 83H-Justin Henderson [16][$700]; 24. 3-Sammy Swindell [12][$700] Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-8, Brad Sweet 9, David Gravel 10-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 56N-Davey Heskin[+18]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.399; 2. 83-Cory Eliason, 15.582; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 15.635; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.637; 5. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.653; 6. 5-David Gravel, 15.654; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 15.734; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman, 15.735; 9. 2-Shane Stewart, 15.758; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.849; 11. 19-Brent Marks, 15.869; 12. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 15.881; 13. 7S50-Keoni Texeira, 15.898; 14. O9-Matt Juhl, 15.911; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 15.916; 16. 20-A.J. Moeller, 16.029; 17. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 16.095; 18. 15M-Bobby Mincer, 16.587; 19. 19W-Bobby Weuve, 17.094

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.671; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.867; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.899; 4. 24-Terry McCarl, 15.951; 5. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 16.066; 6. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.069; 7. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.114; 8. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 16.135; 9. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 16.155; 10. 83H-Justin Henderson, 16.165; 11. 71A-R.J. Johnson, 16.269; 12. 3-Sammy Swindell, 16.28; 13. 21AU-Jordyn Brazier, 16.292; 14. 9P-Rager Phillips, 16.331; 15. 56N-Davey Heskin, 16.41; 16. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 16.446; 17. 7-Carson McCarl, 16.468; 18. 7W-Tasker Phillips, 16.543; 19. 75-Glen Saville, 16.721

For Full Results from Knoxville Raceway – June 30, 2018, click here.

 

 

Schatz Scores 12th Win of Year on Night One of the Brownells Big Guns Bash at Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, IA – June 29, 2018 – Even in June, Donny Schatz reigns supreme at Knoxville Raceway, as the 10-time Knoxville Nationals Champion led all 25 on the opening night of the Brownells Big Guns Bash to score his 12th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the year. Ian Madsen and David Gravel completed the all World of Outlaws podium.

Schatz won the Sears Craftsman Dash, earning the pole for the 25-lap Feature alongside Australian and Knoxville regular Lynton Jeffrey. Schatz took command at the drop of the Green, but Jeffrey stayed right with the nine-time Series Champion until the first caution of the evening flew for Jordyn Brazier with three laps complete.

Six-time Knoxville winner in 2018 Brian Brown also headed to the work area with damage after heavy contact with the outside retaining wall. On the ensuing double-file restart, Schatz and Jeffrey made contact on the frontstretch with the latter going for a wild series of flips. Jeffrey emerged unscathed after the wild accident and brought the crowd to their feet with his endless positivity in his post-crash interview.

Schatz continued to lead on the restart with Brooke Tatnell assuming the runner-up position. With momentum on the bottom, Schuchart took second from Tatnell on Lap 10.

Brothers Ian and Kerry Madsen waged war for multiple laps behind them for the fourth position before younger brother Ian solidified himself in the position. Ian wasn’t done there as he reeled in both Tatnell and Schuchart to take second with five laps remaining. But there was no catching Donny Schatz tonight, as he was never truly challenged after the Lap 3 restart going on to win by 3.809 seconds for the 12th time in 2018.

The first thing Schatz did in Victory Lane was get on the wing and throw up the 41 in honor of Jason Johnson. “It’s been a very shocking week. I’m glad to be standing here tonight, words can’t describe it,” an emotional Schatz said before thanking his entire Textron Off Road team.

“My guys are incredible, I am blessed to be able to drive this thing. It’s great to win at Knoxville,” Schatz said next to his Tony Stewart Racing No.15. Two-time Knoxville Raceway Champion and the leading contender for Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Ian Madsen matched his season-best effort with his second-place finish.

“I had a great race car. I took a little while to get going, but [Kyle] Ripper and the guys gave me a fun car to drive tonight. It’s awesome to come back to Knoxville and have a solid showing and put the car up front,” Madsen said.

David Gravel charged from 11th to complete the all World of Outlaws podium and was pleased with his end to the evening. “We missed it a little bit in Qualifying, but after that, we were really good. We had a good car in the Heat Race and I think if we started closer to the front tonight, we could have contended,” the driver of the CJB Motorsports No.5 said.

Kerry Madsen and Logan Schuchart completed the top five with Shane Stewart, whose team was wearing Jason Johnson’s crew uniforms, getting the KSE Hard Charger honors coming from 20th to finish sixth. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to Knoxville Raceway tomorrow night to with the completion of the Brownells Big Guns Bash weekend at the Sprint Car Capital of the World. If you can’t make it to the track, watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Abbreviated Results from Knoxville Raceway on June 29, 2018:

Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$10,000]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [5][$5,000]; 3. 5-David Gravel [11][$3,000]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7][$2,700]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][$2,500]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [20][$2,200]; 7. 55-Brooke Tatnell [3][$2,000]; 8. 2KS-Austin McCarl [12][$1,800]; 9. 83-Cory Eliason [10][$1,600]; 10. 49-Brad Sweet [15][$1,450]; 11. 83H-Justin Henderson [23][$1,300]; 12. 24-Terry McCarl [8][$1,200]; 13. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [9][$1,100]; 14. 56N-Davey Heskin [19][$1,000]; 15. 21-Brian Brown [6][$950]; 16. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [22][$900]; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen [13][$850]; 18. O9-Matt Juhl [17][$750]; 19. 9-Daryn Pittman [18][$725]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [14][$700]; 21. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [21][$700]; 22. 21AU-Jordyn Brazier [24][$700]; 23. W20-Greg Wilson [25][$]; 24. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [16][$700]; 25. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [2][$700]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 15.147; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.203; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.26; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.287; 5. 24-Terry McCarl, 15.306; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 15.375; 7. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 15.383; 8. 5-David Gravel, 15.391; 9. O9-Matt Juhl, 15.48; 10. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.504; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.507; 12. 56N-Davey Heskin, 15.536; 13. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.611; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.646; 15. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 15.654; 16. 7-Carson McCarl, 15.702; 17. 9P-Rager Phillips, 15.706; 18. 15M-Bobby Mincer, 16.034; 19. 85-Chase Wanner, 16.037; 20. 75-Glen Saville, 16.178

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.243; 2. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 15.358; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 15.403; 4. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 15.408; 5. 83-Cory Eliason, 15.42; 6. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 15.437; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman, 15.441; 8. 83H-Justin Henderson, 15.533; 9. 21AU-Jordyn Brazier, 15.55; 10. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 15.554; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 15.582; 12. 19-Brent Marks, 15.584; 13. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, 15.59; 14. 2-Shane Stewart, 15.654; 15. 20-A.J. Moeller, 15.668; 16. 7W-Tasker Phillips, 15.695; 17. 7S50-Keoni Texeira, 15.749; 18. 71A-R.J. Johnson, 15.876; 19. 19W-Bobby Weuve, 16.494; 20. 3-Sammy Swindell, 16.666

For full results from Knoxville Raceway, click here.

 

 

Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway Rescheduled for Thursday, July 19

CONCORD, NC – June 23, 2018 – It is with great excitement that the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series announces that, despite last month's rain cancellation, the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 19.

The opening round of the much-anticipated World of Outlaws vs. Pennsylvania Posse season-long battle, originally scheduled for May 16, fell victim to Mother Nature as continued rains plagued the Northeast. The battle will now open on Thursday, July 19 — two days after the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernervile Speedway — and continue the following two nights, Friday and Saturday, July 20-21 at Williams Grove Speedway with the running of the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals.

Advanced ticket for the May event will be honored at the rescheduled event on Thursday, July 19. Fans with advanced tickets from the May event should enter through the grandstand gate nearest to the pit area so tickets can be scanned electronically.

Tickets to the July event are available online.

As always, if you can’t make it to the track watch every lap from the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series 40th Anniversary Season live on DIRTVision.com!

 

 

Pittman Powers to 4th Win of Season at Nodak

MINOT, ND – June 17, 2018 – Daryn Pittman passed Cory Eliason on Lap 22 and never looked back, winning his fourth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of 2018 Sunday evening at Nodak Speedway. Pittman hounded the California native for the majority of the race before making the race-winning move in turn one. Pittman’s Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Brad Sweet finished second with Donny Schatz completing the podium.

Eliason won the Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole of the 30-lap Feature in his first career start at Nodak Speedway. Eliason powered away on the initial start, as Pittman maneuvered underneath front row starter David Gravell to take command of second down the backstretch of the opening circuit.

The lone caution of the event flew for Jack Croaker on Lap 5. Eliason again motored away on the ensuing restart as Pittman had his hands full with his KKR teammate Sweet. Sweet had the second position at the line on Lap 6, but Pittman muscled back underneath to take the position back the next lap.

Eliason set a strong pace out front in search of his second career Outlaw triumph. But as Eliason worked lapped traffic, the rest of the field closed in. At the halfway point, a blanket could be thrown over the top five.

Pittman reached Eliason’s tail tank on multiple occasions, looking for a way around the Roth Motorsports No.83. Pittman pulled even with Eliason in turn one on Lap 18, but the latter maintained the lead with momentum around the top down the backstretch.

Pittman got another run, this time on the top of three and four, that propelled his Ionomy-sponsored No.9 to the lead into turn one on Lap 22. From there, Pittman proved he was the class of the field, distancing himself and getting through lapped traffic like the veteran he is.

While Pittman pulled away, the war continued behind him. Sweet, Eliason, Schatz and Gravel all jockeyed for position in heavy traffic. Sweet, who at this point had lost his brakes completely, and Schatz shuffled Eliason back to fourth on Lap 25.

Out front though, it was all Daryn Pittman, who went on to win by more than three seconds for his fourth win of the year.

“My car was really good all night long from the moment we unloaded,” Pittman, who set Quick Time and won his Heat Race, said.

“The last few weeks we’ve really been hitting stride. I love winning before we have a week off and I love winning on Father’s Day, I am extremely blessed to travel with my wife and kids out here,” Pittman, the 2007 Outlaw winner at Nodak, added before thanking the large crowd for coming out on a Sunday.

Sweet was pleased with another runner-up finish.

“We were battling with Daryn and Cory the whole race, I actually lost brakes with around ten laps to go and I was just hanging on. You don’t realize how much you need brakes until they are gone,” Sweet said with a smile. “We’ll take another second place and move on to next week,” the Grass Valley, CA native added.

North Dakota’s own Donny Schatz was in good spirits after finishing third and thanked the large crowd for coming out on Father’s Day. “Obviously, we would have liked to get a win, but to be out here on Father’s Day in Minot was great. Thanks to all the fans for their support these past 25 years and for supporting dirt track racing,” Schatz added.

Last year’s winner at Nodak, David Gravel settled for fourth with Eliason getting shuffled back to fifth. Sheldon Haudenschild earned KSE Hard Charger honors coming from 13th to finish sixth. Logan Schuchart, Brent Marks, Ian Madsen and Dominic Scelzi completed the top ten at Nodak.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season with its first trip to the newly-reconfigured Farley Speedway in Iowa in over 20 years Friday, June 22 before heading back into Wisconsin for a date at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 23rd. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [3][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$3,200]; 4. 5-David Gravel [2][$2,800]; 5. 83-Cory Eliason [1][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [13][$2,300]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7][$2,200]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [12][$2,100]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [5][$2,050]; 10. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [8][$2,000]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11][$1,500]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [10][$1,200]; 13. 41-Jason Johnson [15][$1,100]; 14. 2-Shane Stewart [9][$1,050]; 15. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [17][$1,000]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [16][$900]; 17. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [18][$800]; 18. W20-Greg Wilson [14][$800]; 19. 6N-Greg Nikitenko [19][$800]; 20. 20A-Jordan Adams [21][$800]; 21. 9N-Wade Nygaard [20][$800]; 22. 8-Jack Croaker [22][$800]; 23. 20L-Dusty Lawson [23][$800]; 24. 20-Kevin Lawson [24][$800]; Lap Leaders: Cory Eliason 1-21, Daryn Pittman 22-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+7]

Qualifying: 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.467; 2. 5-David Gravel, 13.507; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.521; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.535; 5. 83-Cory Eliason, 13.588; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.6; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.651; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.651; 9. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.71; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.79; 11. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.793; 12. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.793; 13. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.795; 14. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.842; 15. 19-Brent Marks, 13.842; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.904; 17. 6N-Greg Nikitenko, 13.938; 18. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.944; 19. 20A-Jordan Adams, 13.984; 20. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier, 14.085; 21. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.109; 22. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 14.175; 23. 8-Jack Croaker, 14.337; 24. 20L-Dusty Lawson, 15.285; 25. 14-Bill Holler, 15.792; 26. 20-Kevin Lawson, 16.052

For full results from Nodak Speedway - June 17, 2018, click here.

 

 

Donny Schatz Continues Dominance at River Cities

GRAND FORKS, ND – June 15, 2018 – North Dakota’s own Donny Schatz continued his dominance at River Cities Speedway, passing race-long leader Kerry Madsen on Lap 25 to win his 11th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of 2018. It was Schatz’s sixth win in his last seven starts at the bullring. Brad Sweet came forward to finish second with Madsen settling for third.

The “Mad Man” Kerry Madsen won the Sears Craftsman Dash, earning the pole for the 40-lap Feature alongside Schatz. Local driver Austin Pierce brought out the first of many cautions in the lengthy event, flipping off the banking on the opening lap. Pierce, the 2017 NOSA Sprints Champion, was uninjured in the accident.

Madsen got the jump on the start once again, utilizing the bottom of the speedway as Schatz pounded the cushion. Lap 6 saw third-starting Austin McCarl go for a light tumble in turn four, bringing out the Red Flag once again. McCarl completed the race with a damaged top wing.

Four laps later, Cory Eliason and Jade Hastings bounced off the racing surface, bringing out another caution and keeping the leaders out of lapped traffic. On each restart, Schatz, on the top, was able to stay with Madsen for a lap or two before the Australian would distance himself on the bottom.

Sheldon Haudenschild’s Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing No.17 lost power while running sixth on Lap 17, bringing out the caution. A caution on the ensuing double-file restart brought the field back to Green under single-file conditions.

Following that caution, for the first time, the leaders reached traffic on the bullring. Lapped cars were littered all over the racing surface. Madsen was able to clear the first few cars getting underneath them while remaining committed to the bottom. Schatz would follow suit on the bottom by some of the lappers, but the entire capacity crowd at River Cities Speedway knew the Tony Stewart Racing No.15 would be able to maintain speed on the cushion as well.

Schatz capitalized on Madsen’s inability to clear a slower car on the backstretch, powering around the No.2M off of turn four to lead Lap 25. Schatz used the same line to clear the lapped car before getting back to the bottom to protect the lead.

Brad Sweet followed Schatz on the cushion around Madsen as well and would line up next to Schatz with eight laps remaining after the caution flew for Jason Johnson. Schatz motored away on the restart and did the same thing on the final restart with four laps to go to win his 11th Feature of the 2018 campaign and extend his lead atop the Point Standings.

Sweet would finish 2.369 seconds behind the Fargo, ND native with Madsen settling for third.

“I kept trying that top and I knew if we got into traffic I might be able to make it work,” Schatz said in Victory Lane. When asked about the multitude of cautions, Schatz simply cited that they are part of racing, but the early cautions had him wondering how the track would change as the race would go on. The North Dakota native savored the emotion of the hometown victory saying, “You never know when your last win is going to be.”

Brad Sweet was upbeat about his runner-up finish. “We were fast, I had a couple of lines working in one and two. I would have liked to give Donny a better run for his money, but he never missed a mark out front. Eventually, we’ll figure out how to beat him here,” Sweet added with a smile.

Kerry Madsen led the first 24 laps but settled for third after losing the lead in lapped traffic. “I didn’t do a good enough job. I became immobile in traffic. I tried to play a patient game and I should have been more aggressive,” Madsen said honestly before thanking his team for giving him a great car.

Shane Stewart had a strong run coming from 11th to finish fourth with Daryn Pittman completing the top five. Dominic Scelzi charged from 21st to sixth, but Mark Dobmeier grabbed KSE Hard Charger honors coming from a provisional starting 25th to finish ninth. The massive crowd at River Cities was engaged all evening, especially when track regular Thomas Kennedy set Quick Time and won his Heat Race.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season Sunday at Nodak Speedway in Minot, ND. If you can’t make it to the track, watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Feature (40 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$5,500]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1][$3,200]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [11][$2,800]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [9][$2,500]; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [21][$2,300]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [16][$2,200]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [13][$2,100]; 9. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [25][$1,250]; 10. 5-David Gravel [10][$2,000]; 11. 83-Cory Eliason [4][$1,500]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [14][$1,200]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$1,100]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [24][$1,050]; 15. 21K-Thomas Kennedy [8][$1,000]; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart [17][$900]; 17. 19L-R.J. Johnson [22][$800]; 18. 17A-Austin McCarl [3][$800]; 19. 8H-Jade Hastings [18][$800]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [20][$800]; 21. 27-Chris Ranten [23][$800]; 22. 41-Jason Johnson [15][$800]; 23. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$800]; 24. 9N-Wade Nygaard [26][$]; 25. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [19][$800]; 26. 2A-Austin Pierce [12][$800]

Qualifying: 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, 10.367; 2. 17A-Austin McCarl, 10.434; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 10.444; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.482; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.502; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.509; 7. 27-Chris Ranten, 10.519; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.537; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman, 10.544; 10. 5-David Gravel, 10.567; 11. 83-Cory Eliason, 10.58; 12. 19L-R.J. Johnson, 10.639; 13. 19-Brent Marks, 10.669; 14. 8H-Jade Hastings, 10.671; 15. 2-Shane Stewart, 10.724; 16. 18-Ian Madsen, 10.75; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 10.755; 18. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 10.779; 19. 41-Jason Johnson, 10.799; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 10.799; 21. 6N-Greg Nikitenko, 10.804; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.807; 23. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 10.81; 24. 2A-Austin Pierce, 10.835; 25. 10TRB-Bob Martin, 10.896; 26. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier, 10.897; 27. 20A-Jordan Adams, 10.976; 28. 26-Blake Egeland, 10.998; 29. 13-Clyde Knipp, 11.098; 30. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 11.103; 31. 55-Nick Ranten, 11.226; 32. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.339; 33. 8-Jack Croaker, 11.429; 34. 1AJ-Trevor Mell, 11.578; 35. 14-Tom Egeland, NT

For full results from River Cities Speedway - June 15, 2018, click here.

 

 

Donny Schatz Pockets $40,000 with AGCO Jackson Nationals Win

JACKSON, MN – June 9, 2018 – When big money is on the line, Donny Schatz and the Tony Stewart Racing No.15 team find an extra gear and that was the case on the final night of the AGCO Jackson Nationals at Jackson Motorplex. Schatz came from seventh and prevented a Jason Johnson sweep of the weekend, overtaking the Eunice, LA native on Lap 18 to capture the $40,000 prize. Johnson was resilient but settled for second with Brian Brown completing the podium.

After winning the first two nights of the AGCO Jackson Nationals, Jason Johnson won the Sears Craftsman Dash, earning the pole for the 40-lap Feature.

The Feature got off to a bumpy start with Ian Madsen bicycling in turn one and coming to a stop with rear end damage. Jason Johnson got the jump on the start and led the opening two laps before the lone Red Flag on the evening flew after Daryn Pittman received contact while running in the top five and slowed significantly into turn one leaving Cory Eliason nowhere to go, ending both of their evenings.

On the ensuing restart, Donny Schatz charged up to second only to be negated by a caution for Brad Sweet, who came to a stop backwards in turn two while running third. Sweet was able to make repairs and return to the rear of the field.

When action resumed, Johnson continued to lead as Schatz disposed of Brian Brown for second and set his eyes on Johnson.

Johnson continued to set a torrid pace on the cushion and reached lapped traffic by Lap 8. The majority of the slower cars were on the cushion, slowing Johnson’s pace and allowing the Nine-Time Series Champion to close in. Schatz began reeling in Johnson and made his move underneath for the lead on Lap 18. Once he took command, it was clear Schatz was the class of the field.

The final caution of the night flew on Lap 24, bunching the field together, putting Johnson on Schatz bumper. Schatz motored away on the restart and was proficient in traffic.

Johnson stayed with Schatz as the duo navigated traffic as rubber became more prominent on the racing surface. Johnson took a brief look underneath Schatz entering turn one with less than 5 laps to go and continued to close back in, crossing the line .637 seconds behind the Fargo, ND driver.

Schatz, who described himself as non-existent during the first two nights, came into the evening 11th in Jackson Nationals points and started the Feature from 7th.

“This race team is what the difference is,” Schatz said in Victory Lane when prompted about the improvement throughout the weekend. “We changed up a lot of little things and I felt as good as I have all weekend during Hot Laps tonight and it showed then and now,” Schatz added.

“This is awesome. The improvements here to the facility, grandstands and racing surface are amazing,” Schatz said after the race.

Jason Johnson finished second in the big one but established a new level of speed for his team during the AGCO Jackson Nationals. “When it comes to big races, Donny isn’t going to make any mistakes. Hats off to the track crew all weekend dealing with all the rain and thanks to everyone in the stands for sticking it out,” Johnson said.

Brian Brown completed the podium and echoed both Schatz and Johnson’s statements about the job Jackson Motorplex did this weekend. “This is an awesome event, they gave us a great track all weekend. We were pretty good,” Brown said before thanking the large Jackson crowd.

David Gravel finished fourth with Logan Schuchart completing the top five. Dominic Scelzi scored KSE Hard Charger honors coming from the Last Chance Showdown to finish 14th, although it was Brad Sweet putting on the passing clinic, charging back to seventh after going to the rear on Lap 2.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season with a doubleheader in North Dakota starting Friday at River Cities Speedway and concluding Sunday at Nodak Speedway in Minot, ND. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Feature (40 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$40,000]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [1][$20,000]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [2][$12,000]; 4. 5-David Gravel [4][$9,000]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9][$8,000]; 6. 3-Tim Kaeding [6][$7,000]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$6,500]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [13][$6,000]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [8][$5,500]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [10][$5,000]; 11. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [11][$4,000]; 12. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [17][$3,700]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [20][$3,600]; 14. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [22][$3,500]; 15. 19-Brent Marks [23][$3,400]; 16. 2M-Kerry Madsen [12][$3,300]; 17. 55-Brooke Tatnell [15][$3,200]; 18. 83H-Justin Henderson [21][$3,100]; 19. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [16][$3,000]; 20. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [14][$3,000]; 21. 2KS-Austin McCarl [24][$3,000]; 22. 9-Daryn Pittman [5][$3,000]; 23. 83-Cory Eliason [19][$3,000]; 24. 18-Ian Madsen [18][$3,000]; Lap Leaders: Jason Johnson 1-17, Donny Schatz 18-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 41S-Dominic Scelzi[+8]

Qualifying: 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 697; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 678; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 677; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 633; 5. 3-Tim Kaeding, 624; 6. 5-David Gravel, 620; 7. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 616; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 612; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 605; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 605; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 603; 12. 7S-Jason Sides, 595; 13. 2-Shane Stewart, 584; 14. 18-Ian Madsen, 580; 15. 83-Cory Eliason, 578; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 562; 17. 83H-Justin Henderson, 556; 18. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 538; 19. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 529; 20. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 528; 21. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier, 525; 22. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 524; 23. 24-Terry McCarl, 521; 24. 19-Brent Marks, 499; 25. O9-Matt Juhl, 490; 26. 64-Scotty Thiel, 461; 27. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 433; 28. W20-Greg Wilson, 426; 29. 7-Carson McCarl, 420; 30. 16-Travis Whitney, 420; 31. 7W-Tasker Phillips, 414; 32. 13-Clyde Knipp, 406; 33. 17B-Bill Balog, 394; 34. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 367; 35. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 342; 36. 20-Brant O'Banion, 340; 37. 4X-Eric Schulz, 326; 38. O5-Colin Smith, 317; 39. 14K-Tori Knutson, 311; 40. 23W-Scott Winters, 222; 41. 19L-R.J. Johnson, 201; 42. 19P-Paige Polyak, 190

For full results from the AGCO Jackson Nationals, visit woosprint.com or click here.

 

 

Jason Johnson Wins Opening Night of the AGCO Jackson Nationals

JACKSON, MN – June 9, 2018 – Jason Johnson came from seventh and passed Daryn Pittman on Lap 16 on a lightning-fast surface at Jackson Motorplex to score his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature victory of the year on the opening night of the AGCO Jackson Nationals. Pittman settled for second with his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Brad Sweet completing the podium.

Lynton Jeffrey broke the Jackson Motorplex track record in Qualifying and followed that up with a Heat Race victory and a dominating performance in the Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole for the 30-lap Feature alongside Daryn Pittman.

Jeffrey, in search of his first career Outlaw victory, led the opening lap after going wheel-to-wheel with Pittman the entire way around the 4/10th oval.

A caution for Matt Juhl with four laps complete lined Jeffrey and Pittman next to each other again. As he did on the original start, Pittman stayed right with the Australian while Jason Johnson went four wheels above the cushion in turns one and two to move into third. A caution the following lap for Cory Eliason bunched the field together and set up another double-file restart.

This time, Jeffrey got the front two tires up, axing all momentum, allowing Pittman to lead into turn one and Johnson to take second down the backstretch. Brad Sweet pounced into third the following lap, shuffling the early-race leader back to fourth. The final caution of the night came on Lap 9 when Scotty Thiel came to a stop.

Pittman controlled the restart and reached lapped traffic quickly on the heavy surface. Pittman cleared the first few lapped cars, but his Kasey Kahne Racing No.9 was visibly tightening up in lapped traffic. Johnson continued to lurk and got underneath Pittman for the lead coming to the line on Lap 16. Johnson distanced himself from Pittman, who now had his hands full with his teammate, Sweet.

Pittman and Sweet exchanged a pair of close-quartered slide jobs, with Pittman eventually able to re-solidify himself in the runner-up position. The battle between the two KKR cars allowed Johnson to check out.

The Eunice, LA native navigated traffic masterfully, as he was able to continually put his Jason Johnson Racing No.41 higher on the racing surface while maintaining speed. Johnson went on to win his first Feature of the year by 3.431 seconds.

“I did everything but turn over in the Dash, but I was able to find some grip up top. It’s an honor to be in Victory Lane and race in front of a huge crowd. It’s amazing what everyone at Jackson Motorplex has done with the facility,” an elated Johnson said. “We’ve been so close to victory this year, it’s great to get one. I always like the tracks that have a little more grip to them,” Johnson added with a smile.

Daryn Pittman was understandably disappointed after giving up the lead at the halfway point but acknowledged that Johnson was likely the superior car in the event. “Leading races and running second is always disappointing, but Jason did a great job. I’m happy with the speed we have had the past couple of weeks and to have another solid night,” Pittman said before echoing Johnson’s statement about the improvements at Jackson. “This place is really cool and we are all glad to be here, hopefully, Mother Nature will cooperate tomorrow.

Brad Sweet was content with his podium run, “Thinking of the big picture, we need to stay in the hunt. It’s good to have some points heading into tomorrow because you never know what you are going to get with a day show.”

David Gravel came from 12th to finish fourth, good enough for KSE Hard Charger Honors with Brian Brown completing the top-five. Jeffrey settled for sixth with Jason Sides, Donny Schatz, 14th-starting Dominic Scelzi and Ian Madsen completing the top ten.

The AGCO Jackson Nationals continue tomorrow afternoon with the make-up event from Thursday. Hot Laps are scheduled for 1pm local time. The doubleheader will be completed Saturday evening, as scheduled, with the Jackson Nationals Feature paying $40,000 to win and $3,000 to take the Green Flag. If you can’t make it to the track, catch every lap on DIRTVision.com!

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson [7]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 5-David Gravel [12]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [10]; 6. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [1]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [9]; 9. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [14]; 10. 18-Ian Madsen [6]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11]; 12. 3-Tim Kaeding [13]; 13. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 14. 2M-Kerry Madsen [18]; 15. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [22]; 16. 19-Brent Marks [19]; 17. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [16]; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart [15]; 19. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [24]; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen [20]; 21. 83H-Justin Henderson [21]; 22. 64-Scotty Thiel [17]; 23. 83-Cory Eliason [8]; 24. O9-Matt Juhl [23]; Lap Leaders: Lynton Jeffrey 1-5, Daryn Pittman 6-15, Jason Johnson 16-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 5-David Gravel[+8]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.99; 2. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.038; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.084; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.177; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.179; 6. 83-Cory Eliason, 13.223; 7. 64-Scotty Thiel, 13.224; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.283; 9. 3-Tim Kaeding, 13.286; 10. 83H-Justin Henderson, 13.302; 11. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier, 13.32; 12. O9-Matt Juhl, 13.357; 13. 7-Carson McCarl, 13.416; 14. 19-Brent Marks, 13.49; 15. 23W-Scott Winters, 13.551; 16. 16-Travis Whitney, 13.585; 17. 7W-Tasker Phillips, 13.601; 18. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.75; 19. O5-Colin Smith, 13.777; 20. 4X-Eric Schulz, 14.212; 21. 14K-Tori Knutson, 14.73

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 12.918; 2. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.003; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.041; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.082; 5. 21-Brian Brown, 13.099; 6. 5-David Gravel, 13.106; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.113; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.127; 9. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.197; 10. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.271; 11. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 13.274; 12. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.312; 13. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.318; 14. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.323; 15. 19L-R.J. Johnson, 13.325; 16. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.334; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.338; 18. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.341; 19. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 13.352; 20. 20-Brant O'Banion, 13.679; 21. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 13.877

For full results from Night 1 of the AGCO Jackson Nationals, click here. For the current point standings for the AGCO Jackson Nationals, visit the World of Outlaws social media channels or click here.


 

 

Storm Postpones Opening Night of AGCO Jackson Nationals to Saturday Afternoon

JACKSON, MN - June 7, 2018 - An evening storm has forced Jackson Motorplex and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series officials to postpone Thursday’s opening round of the 40th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores.

The three-day spectacle will be kept intact as Thursday’s World of Outlaws program will be held on Saturday afternoon prior to the evening finale, which pays $40,000 to win and $3,000 to start the Feature. The Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids will not be competing during the Saturday afternoon show.

Times for the Saturday afternoon program will be announced in the near future. Stay tuned to the Jackson Motorplex and World of Outlaws social media accounts for the latest information.

Tickets for Thursday’s event are good for the Saturday afternoon program.

Friday’s AGCO Jackson Nationals presented by ASI Contracting show is slated to begin with hot laps at 7 p.m.

There will be several community events prior to the action on the track.

The Lions pancake breakfast is both Friday and Saturday morning in the blue building on the fairgrounds. The price is $7 for adults.

AGCO will have an open house on Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Intivity Center. Drivers will be signing autographs and there will be a $5 lunch that benefits Jackson Food 4 Kids.

Additionally, MRN’s Winged Nation presented by Minnesota Mafia will be on the Miller Lite stage from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

 

 

Haudenschild Wins Inaugural FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at Fairbury

FAIRBURY, IL – June 5, 2018 – Sheldon Haudenschild took the lead on a Lap 3 restart and never looked back, scoring his fourth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season in the Series inaugural visit to Fairbury American Legion Speedway in the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown. Jacob Allen matched his career-best with a runner-up finish with Kyle Larson completing the podium.

The night didn’t start off as planned for Haudenschild, as Sheldon was just 21st quick in Qualifying and started seventh in his Heat. Haudenschild, in true Haudenschild fashion, charged from seventh to second in his Heat to secure a spot in the Sears Craftsman Dash.

Sheldon Haudenschild went on to win the Dash, earning the pole for the 40-lap Feature but it was fellow front row starter Hunter Schuerenburg getting the jump at the drop of the Green. Schuerenburg, in search of his first career Outlaw triumph, paced the field, pounding the cushion before a caution on Lap 3 for a backwards Shane Stewart halted action.

Schuerenburg elected the top on the double-file restart, but his No.20 machine stumbled on the restart as Haudenschild, who restarted alongside him, powered to the lead. Schuerenburg drastically fell to the back of the field with a flat tire. Things went from bad to worse as Tanner Thorson jumped Schuerenburg’s rear tire and went for a tumble. Thorson was uninjured in the accident and the Red Flag allowed Schuerenburg to change his tire and restart at the rear of the field.

When action resumed, Haudenschild motored away from the field and reached lapped traffic quickly around the bullring. Jacob Allen, who shattered the FALS track record in Qualifying, moved into second with his Shark Racing teammate, Logan Schuchart in tow running third. Haudenschild put on a lapped traffic clinic, slicing and dicing his way through the field.

A hellacious battle between Kyle Larson and Brent Marks for fifth was momentarily halted when a lapped car got loose and forced both Larson and Marks to take evasive action with 17 laps remaining. The duo did synchronized 360’s, but kept going, in turn two, forcing the rest of the field to check up. Greg Wilson had nowhere to go and got upside down. Gio Scelzi and Paul Nienhiser’s top-ten runs also came to an end in the accident. Wilson was uninjured but done for the evening while both Scelzi and Nienhiser tagged the rear.

With rubber prominent on the high line, World of Outlaws officials ruled single-file restarts for the remainder of the evening. Haudenschild continued to show the way as he reached traffic with the rest of the field directly on his tail.

With eight laps remaining, Schuchart pulled a slider on his teammate Allen to secure second and set his sights on Haudenschild. Haudenschild remained locked down in the rubber as Schuchart looked for a way to steal the lead. Schuchart peeked a car-length higher than Haudenschild in turn two with three laps remaining, but that was the end of Schuchart’s night as a flat tire on the No.1S brought out the final caution of the evening.

Haudenschild distanced himself from Allen, who was in search of his first career Outlaw win, on the late restart while Larson and Cory Eliason waged war for third. The pair of Californian’s exchanged sliders back and forth with Larson grabbing the final podium spot.

Sheldon Haudenschild went on to win his fourth Feature of the year aboard the NOS Energy Drink sponsored Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall No.17.

“My car was really good early and really good in the rubber,” Haudenschild said with a smile in Victory Lane. “I was able to get good drive on the early restart, grab the lead and get to the top. Other than a couple of times where I tagged the wall, I felt really good and felt like I was making good laps in traffic,” the Wooster, OH native added.

Allen’s second-place finish tied a career-best and was his first top-ten finish of 2018. “My team has worked really hard. Sheldon’s been one of my best friends for a long time, obviously I would have liked to get my first Outlaw win, but I’m extremely happy with second,” Allen said. When asked about racing with his teammate and relative Schuchart, Allen explained, “We’ll race each other hard, but clean. We both want to win, it’s unfortunate he got a flat tire ending his night. It’s always fun running up front with Logan.”

Kyle Larson, who slipped out of the top ten early, was pleased to get back to the podium. “I was pretty good as the race went on. I’m really loose until the fuel burns off, I was happy to get back to third after our start,” Larson said. Cory Eliason settled for fourth with Saturday’s winner in Wisconsin Brent Marks coming from 14th to fifth. The finish was Marks’ third consecutive top-five finish. KSE Hard Charger honors went to David Gravel and CJB Motorsports, as they came from 22nd to complete the top ten.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season this weekend with the 40th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals. Saturday’s Feature at Jackson will pay a whopping $40,000 to win. If you can’t make it out to Jackson, MN be sure to watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Feature (40 Laps): 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1][$10,000]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [4][$5,500]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [6][$3,200]; 4. 83-Cory Eliason [8][$2,800]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [14][$2,500]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [7][$2,300]; 7. 4-Parker Price-Miller [5][$2,200]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [13][$2,100]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$2,050]; 10. 5-David Gravel [22][$2,000]; 11. 41-Jason Johnson [12][$1,500]; 12. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [10][$1,200]; 13. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg [2][$1,100]; 14. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [11][$1,050]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [23][$1,000]; 16. 10V-Matt Vandervere [18][$900]; 17. 2-Shane Stewart [17][$800]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [15][$800]; 19. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$800]; 20. 21X-Carson Short [21][$800]; 21. W20-Greg Wilson [20][$800]; 22. 25-Jacob Blackhurst [16][$800]; 23. 18-Ian Madsen [24][$800]; 24. 3C-Tanner Thorson [19][$800]; Lap Leaders: Hunter Schuerenberg 1-3, Sheldon Haudenschild 4-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 5-David Gravel[+12]

Qualifying: 1. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.893; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 11.193; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.278; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 11.313; 5. 21-Brian Brown, 11.336; 6. 3C-Tanner Thorson, 11.354; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.354; 8. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 11.377; 9. 21X-Carson Short, 11.39; 10. 25-Jacob Blackhurst, 11.435; 11. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.437; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.439; 13. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.449; 14. 19-Brent Marks, 11.476; 15. 10V-Matt Vandervere, 11.477; 16. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 11.495; 17. 83-Cory Eliason, 11.533; 18. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.544; 19. 5-David Gravel, 11.544; 20. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.598; 21. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.613; 22. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.636; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.657; 24. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.682; 25. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.703; 26. 98-Clinton Boyles, 11.917; 27. 13-Clyde Knipp, 12.083

For full results from Fairbury American Legion Speedway, click here.

 

 

 

David Gravel Scores Third Win of the Year During Eventful Feature at I-96

LAKE ODESSA, MI – June 1, 2018 – David Gravel powered from third on a restart to lead Lap 16 and went on to win the Rumble in Michigan at I-96 Speedway. Shane Stewart continued his streak of top-five finishes with a second place run and Brad Sweet, who stole the lead from Gravel only for it to be negated by a yellow, settled for third at the conclusion of the caution-filled Feature.

Sheldon Haudenschild won the Sears Craftsman Dash and earned the pole for the 35-lap Feature alongside 1995 I-95 Outlaw winner Joey Saldana. Haudenschild paced the field early as Gravel quickly maneuvered into second around Saldana.

While Daryn Pittman and Saldana battled for third, Donny Schatz got a run off the bottom of turn four and surged by both of them to take the position. After an Open Red on Lap 14, Schatz pounced on Gravel and stole the runner-up position before a caution for Gio Scelzi, who was running in the top ten, halted competition one lap later.

Haudenschild led the field back to Green once again, but this time with the nine-time Series Champion next to him and David Gravel inside the second row. Gravel entered turn one on the cushion and powered around Schatz before squeezing under Haudenschild to steal the lead going into turn three with a breathtaking move.

Schatz slowed on the frontstretch the following lap with a flat tire and Jason Johnson clipped his left rear trying to avoid the Fargo, ND native and ended up getting upside down. Johnson was uninjured but done for the evening. Schatz was able to change his flat tire and return to the rear of the field.

Gravel commanded the lead through a pair of restarts, before an off the pace Sheldon Haudenschild brought out the caution with six circuits remaining. Haudenschild, who slowed significantly, never stopped but was the cause of the caution and was sent to the rear accordingly.

On the double-file restart, Brad Sweet got a massive run off the cushion and diamonded underneath Gravel to lead into three, only to see the caution for a backwards Cory Eliason negate the pass.

Gravel controlled the ensuing restart and one more with two laps remaining to win his third World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of the year and second in a row at I-96 Speedway.

“I got a little lucky with the yellow coming out after Brad got me. It was tough to know what to do on the restarts and Brad got a good run and I tried to protect position, but that only hurt my exit and he got by me,” Gravel said in reference to the negated pass for the lead.

“All those late restarts, you never know what’s going to happen. I just wanted to see the checkered. I’m just happy to get another win, this team deserves it. It’s our third win of the year, heading to a track (Wilmot) we love tomorrow,” Gravel added in Victory Lane in front of his CJB Motorsports No.5.

Shane Stewart scored his third consecutive top-five finish and while he remains in search of his first victory of the year, Stewart and the Kyle Larson Racing No.2 team are confident. “Another great finish for these ENEOS guys, we have really turned our team around these past few races,” Stewart, who stole second from Sweet on the last restart, said.

Sweet, who was in search of his second consecutive win, was in good spirits. “That’s racing, sometimes the cautions fall your way, sometimes they don’t,” Sweet said in reference to the ill-timed caution. “I should’ve got second, but I took one last shot at the win and gave up second to Shane. You never know if you don’t try,” Sweet added with a smile.

Donny Schatz, in true championship form, came back from a flat tire at the halfway point to finish fourth. Brent Marks, who battled fuel issues all evening, rebounded in a big way coming from 22nd to complete the top five in his first visit to I-96. Marks’ effort earned him KSE Hard Charger Honors for the fifth time during the 2018 season.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series treks to Wisconsin overnight to compete at the Wilmot Raceway Saturday evening for the Badger 40 before the Series tries again to make its inaugural visit at Fairbury American Legion Speedway with the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown on Tuesday, June 5. If you can’t make it to the track, catch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Abbreviated Results from I-96 Speedway - June 1, 2018

Feature (35 Laps): 1. 5-David Gravel [3][$10,000]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [5][$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [8][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$2,800]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [22][$2,500]; 6. 26-Joey Saldana [2][$2,300]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15][$2,200]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [14][$2,100]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [10][$2,050]; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman [6][$2,000]; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart [19][$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [12][$1,200]; 13. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1][$1,100]; 14. 83-Cory Eliason [9][$1,050]; 15. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [7][$1,000]; 16. 22M-Dan McCarron [24][$900]; 17. 5H-Andy Teunessen [18][$800]; 18. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [16][$800]; 19. 64-Scotty Thiel [20][$800]; 20. 41-Jason Johnson [13][$800]; 21. 11R-Chase Ridenour [17][$800]; 22. 13-Clyde Knipp [21][$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [11][$800]; 24. 10V-Matt Vandervere [23][$800]; Lap Leaders: Sheldon Haudenschild 1-15, David Gravel 16-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+17]

Qualifying: 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.669; 2. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.68; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.793; 4. 5-David Gravel, 13.834; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.851; 6. 83-Cory Eliason, 13.876; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.899; 8. 26-Joey Saldana, 13.954; 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.978; 10. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.991; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.001; 12. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.023; 13. 85-Dustin Daggett, 14.029; 14. 64-Scotty Thiel, 14.039; 15. 5H-Andy Teunessen, 14.046; 16. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 14.072; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.095; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.167; 19. 41-Jason Johnson, 14.172; 20. 11R-Chase Ridenour, 14.249; 21. 13-Clyde Knipp, 14.295; 22. 71H-Ryan Ruhl, 14.317; 23. 19-Brent Marks, 14.395; 24. 22M-Dan McCarron, 14.511; 25. 23-Russel Borland, 14.531; 26. 10V-Matt Vandervere, 14.817; 27. 2X-Brian Smith, 14.883; 28. 5QB-Quentin Blonde, 14.937; 29. 18S-Michael Summers, 16.107

For full results from I-96 Speedway, visit woosprint.com

 

 

Outlaws Will Return to Bridgeport Speedway in 2019

SWEDESBORO, NJ – May 31, 2018 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Bridgeport Speedway officials have announced that the event rained out on May 22, 2018, will not be able to be rescheduled during the 2018 season. Both World of Outlaws and Bridgeport officials worked closely looking for a new date but were unable to find an opening that would make sense for both parties. The Outlaws eagerly await their debut on the new configuration at Design for Vision/Sunglass Central Speedway at Bridgeport Speedway next year, as talks for the 2019 schedule have already begun.

Mother Nature has tormented the World of Outlaws during its 40th Anniversary Season, claiming 16 events thus far in 2018.

Bridgeport advanced ticket holders for the rained-out event will be given a credit to use towards selected World of Outlaws events in the future. If the advanced ticket holders would prefer a refund, they need to call 844-DIRT-TIX. The deadline to request a refund instead of keeping the credit is Friday, July 13, 2018. If you have any questions, you can call 844-DIRT-TIX Monday through Friday from 9 to 5 ET.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season Friday, June 1 with the Rumble in Michigan at I-96 Speedway before completing the weekend on Saturday, June 2 in Wisconsin at Wilmot Raceway with the running of the Badger 40.

 

 

Outlaws Postpone Inaugural Visit at Fairbury to Tuesday, June 5

FAIRBURY, IL – May 30, 2018 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will have to wait another week before making its much-anticipated inaugural visit to Fairbury American Legion Speedway (FALS), as Mother Nature has forced the Series to reschedule the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown to Tuesday, June 5.

Heavy rain saturated the Illinois facility Wednesday morning and with more imminent impending weather, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Fairbury American Legion Speedway and the POWRi WAR Sprints have made the decision to postpone tonight’s event for the safety of fans, drivers and teams.

All parties involved were in agreement with this decision and the Tuesday, June 5 event will feature the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the POWRi WAR Sprints.

All reserved tickets will be good for the rescheduled date and any questions should be directed to 844-DIRT-TIX during normal business hours. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Friday, June 1 at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan before heading to Wisconsin to run the Badger 40 at Wilmot Raceway.

 

 

Outlaws, USAC Create Wabash Clash Sprint Car Spectacular at Terre Haute

Two-day ticket packages on sale now for Oct. 12-13 showdown at historic Indiana speedway

TERRE HAUTE, IN – May 29, 2018 – USAC Racing and the World of Outlaws will come together Oct. 12-13 at the Terre Haute Action Track for the Wabash Clash, creating Indiana’s biggest fall weekend of sprint car racing.

USAC National Sprint Cars tackle the historic half-mile speedplant on Friday, Oct. 12, before the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars roll into Terre Haute on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Season-long championship battles will be heating up for both series, creating an intense atmosphere in the heart of Indiana sprint car country. Chris Windom is trying to secure a second-consecutive USAC National championship, but Kevin Thomas Jr. might stand in his way. Last October it was Thomas who captured the victory, ending Windom’s three-race win streak at Terre Haute. Meanwhile, Donny Schatz is aiming to make it a perfect 10 as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car champ. Schatz was the last Outlaw to win at Terre Haute, taking the checkers in 2014.

Advanced tickets, including a two-day package, are on sale now by clicking WorldofOutlaws.com. Two-day reserved tickets are $60, two-day General Admission is $50. Kids 11-and-under are free in General Admission.

For more information on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series go to WorldofOutlaws.com, and for more on USAC Racing go to USACRacing.com.

 

 

Brad Sweet Wins Memorial Day Thriller at Lawrenceburg

LAWRENCEBURG, IN – May 28, 2018 – Brad Sweet came from eighth and passed Donny Schatz on Lap 26 to take the lead in a thriller at Lawrenceburg Speedway and never looked back for his second win of the 2018 season. Schatz, who led 15 laps, settled for second with David Gravel completing the podium in the Memorial Day Spectacular presented by KOI Auto Parts.

Paul McMahan won the Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole of the 35 lap Feature alongside Jason Johnson as both veterans looked for their first Outlaw wins of the year. McMahan led the opening circuit and continued to lead through a pair of cautions in the first handful of laps.

The tricky Lawrenceburg cushion got the better of Sheldon Haudenschild after the young Wooster, OH native pulled a massive slider for fourth on Lap 3.

When action resume, McMahan led as Schatz and Kyle Larson stalked closely behind. Brad Sweet established himself as a threat early moving by his good friend and fellow California native Larson for third on Lap 5.

As lapped traffic intensified, Paul McMahan bobbled out of turn two on the ninth circuit and Schatz and Sweet both pounced, shuffling the Nashville, TN driver back to third. Larson and McMahan waged war for the third position as Sweet began chasing down Schatz.

As is typical at The Burg, slide jobs were plentiful as The Greatest Show on Dirt lived up to its name in the fullest on Memorial Day. Schatz was masterful in traffic as always, but Sweet was just as good as the duo sliced and diced their way through slower traffic. Simultaneously, McMahan and Larson exchanged multiple slide jobs for the third position, with Larson finally wrestling the position away on Lap 21.

After clearing a handful of lapped cars, the top three were nose-to-tail with 10 laps remaining. Sweet gained on Schatz on an open track and made multiple bids for the lead, before completing the pass on the nine-time Series Champion in turn two to lead Lap 26.

A lap later Larson battled hard with Schatz for the runner-up position and had it as they crossed the line. Larson and Schatz continued to battle, but the Lawrenceburg cushion got the better of the California phenom as Larson spun in turn four, leaving fourth-place running McMahan nowhere to go as the caution waved with seven circuits remaining.

On the restart, Sweet showed the speed that got him to the lead from eighth and powered away from the field as David Gravel went side-by-side with Schatz for second and grabbed the position before the final caution flew with three laps remaining for Ian Madsen, who succumbed to a flat tire ending his top-ten run.

Gravel took a look underneath Sweet on the restart, opening the door for Schatz to steal second back from the CJB Motorsports No.5. Schatz had nothing left in the tank to come back after Sweet, as ‘The Big Cat’ crossed the line 1.460 seconds ahead of the Series Points Leader.

“I had a really good race car. It’s better to be in second sometimes, it allows you to move around,” Sweet said in Victory Lane about his pass for the lead. “We were terrible in the Dash going from sixth to eighth, but I was able to try some different lines, allowing us to make some changes for the Feature. We kept getting better and better as the race went on. It’s great to get this NAPA Auto Parts team in Victory Lane where they belong, hopefully we can keep this momentum up in the upcoming summer months,” Sweet said with positivity.

Schatz settled for second and endlessly thanked his Textron Off Road team for their continued work and was thankful to finally have the whole crew back, a rare occasion this season.

“I tried to go for the lead on the restart and lost a spot. We’ll take third, I can’t thank my guys and car owners enough for this opportunity,” Gravel, who set fast time during Qualifying, said. “Hopefully we can continue to qualify well and build off of this going forward.

Shane Stewart finished fourth, ending his winning streak at Lawrenceburg with Parker Price-Miller coming from 16th to complete the top five. Aaron Reutzel earned KSE Hard Charger honors advancing 15 positions, from 22nd to finish seventh.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season Wednesday, May 30 with the Series’ inaugural visit to Fairbury American Legion Speedway (FALS) in Illinois. Tickets for the can’t miss event at FALS can be purchased here. The Series then treks to I-96 Speedway in Michigan on Friday before heading to Wilmot in Wisconsin to conclude the weekend. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Abbreviated Results from Lawrenceburg Speedway:

Feature (35 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [8][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$5,500]; 3. 5-David Gravel [5][$3,200]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [7][$2,800]; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller [16][$2,500]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [2][$2,300]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [22][$2,200]; 8. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [14][$2,100]; 9. 5B-Christopher Bell [10][$2,050]; 10. 26-Joey Saldana [21][$2,000]; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman [17][$1,500]; 12. 99-Brady Bacon [18][$1,200]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [19][$1,100]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9][$1,050]; 15. 7K-Cale Conley [20][$1,000]; 16. 18-Ian Madsen [12][$900]; 17. 57-Kyle Larson [4][$800]; 18. 13X-Paul McMahan [1][$800]; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen [11][$800]; 20. A79-Brandon Wimmer [24][$800]; 21. 49X-Tim Shaffer [23][$800]; 22. 11-Dominic Scelzi [15][$800]; 23. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg [13][$800]; 24. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6][$800]; 25. 13-Clyde Knipp [25][$800]; Lap Leaders: Paul McMahan 1-9, Donny Schatz 10-25, Brad Sweet 26-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 87-Aaron Reutzel[+15]

Qualifying: 1. 5-David Gravel, 11.835; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 11.847; 3. 13X-Paul McMahan, 11.89; 4. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.947; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.961; 6. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.972; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.974; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 12; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.032; 10. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 12.034; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.037; 12. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.054; 13. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.063; 14. 5B-Christopher Bell, 12.081; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.11; 16. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.114; 17. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.133; 18. 5X-Justin Peck, 12.146; 19. 11-Dominic Scelzi, 12.174; 20. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.183; 21. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.185; 22. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.207; 23. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.208; 24. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.23; 25. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.235; 26. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 12.249; 27. 19P-Paige Polyak, 12.286; 28. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.294; 29. 19-Brent Marks, 12.318; 30. 30-CJ Leary, 12.459; 31. 2S-Nathan Skaggs, 12.463; 32. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.522; 33. 13-Clyde Knipp, 12.802; 34. 21X-Carson Short, NT

For Full Results from Lawrenceburg, visit woosprint.com

 

 

Schatz Passes Stewart Late for Ninth Win of 2018 at Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC – May 25, 2018 – Donny Schatz continues his dominance of the 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series 40th Anniversary Season. Schatz passed Shane Stewart on Lap 24 and went on to win his ninth Feature of the year and 11th of his career at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. 2017 Outlaw Showdown winner Logan Schuchart completed the podium.

Schatz won the Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole for the 30-Lap Feature, but it was Stewart leading the opening lap, utilizing the top of the racing surface.

Stewart set a torrid pace out front and reached lapped traffic quickly before a Lap 10 yellow for Jacob Allen cleared the track for the Bixby, OK native. A caution two laps later for Clyde Knipp would be the final stoppage of the Feature, as the remaining 18 laps went Green-to-Checkered.

Stewart, in search of his first win of the season, again approached traffic quickly in front of Schatz while Brad Sweet, Logan Schuchart and Sheldon Haudenschild waged war for third. That aforementioned trio put on the best race of the evening throwing massive slide jobs, jockeying for position around The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

As laps began to dwindle, Schatz continued to close in on the leader running a car length lower than Stewart was. Schatz showed his nose underneath Stewart multiple times but Stewart stayed in the gas to maintain the lead.

As heavy traffic loomed, Schatz swooped underneath Stewart successfully to lead Lap 24 and the Fargo, ND native would never look back going on to win by 1.684 seconds in front of Stewart.

“In this sport, what you see is what you get, nobody wants to run second, but sometimes it does help when entering lapped traffic. I started moving around the track and my car kept getting better and better,” Schatz said in Victory Lane.

“We’ve been short a [crew] guy all year. I can’t take credit for this, I just drive the thing. These guys have dug and dug through all the adversity this season. We seem to get better through adversity though. I can’t wait for the next race,” Schatz added with a smile.

Shane Stewart, who’s Kyle Larson Racing No.2 team is based out of nearby Mooresville, NC, praised his crew for all the hard work this week. “I can’t thank my guys enough. Maintaining a World of Outlaws Sprint Car requires a lot of work and a lot of money. This is a strong finish for our team. We’ve had a tough start to the year, but hopefully we can get some momentum into the summer months,” Stewart said.

Schuchart, who was victorious in this event a year ago, echoed Stewart’s sentiment about the hard work of his crew, “We haven’t been racing a whole lot lately because of the weather, but these guys haven’t taken a day off. We struggled a little bit on restarts tonight, but we were really strong.”

Sweet and Haudenschild completed the top five with Ian Madsen, Daryn Pittman, Jason Johnson, David Gravel and Gerard McIntyre, Jr – in his first career start at Charlotte – completing the top ten. Brent Marks earned his fourth KSE Hard Charger honor of the season coming from a transfer in the Last Chance Showdown to finish 12th.

With NASCAR at the big track at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend, World of Outlaws car owners Kasey Kahne and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. raced with the Series. Kahne made his sixth Outlaw start of the year and came forward to an 11th place finish while Stenhouse, in his first Outlaw start since 2009, won the LCS and came home 16th in the No.17BC.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season with a Memorial Day race at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana before making its inaugural visit to Fairbury American Legion Speedway (FALS) in Illinois on Wednesday, May 30.

Abbreviated Results from The Dirt Track at Charlotte – May 25, 2018: Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$12,000]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [2][$5,700]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][$3,500]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$3,000]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [8][$2,600]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [5][$2,400]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [7][$2,300]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [10][$2,200]; 9. 5-David Gravel [9][$2,150]; 10. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6][$2,100]; 11. 4-Kasey Kahne [13][$1,600]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [20][$1,350]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [12][$1,300]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [11][$1,200]; 15. 22-Cole Duncan [18][$1,100]; 16. 17BC-Ricky Stenhouse [19][$1,000]; 17. 44-Trey Starks [22][$900]; 18. 5B-Logan Seavey [21][$850]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [14][$800]; 20. 13-Clyde Knipp [15][$800]; 21. 4B-Steve Butler [23][$800]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [16][$800]; 23. 20-Nick Drake [17][$800]; 24. 4S-Danny Smith [24][$800] Lap Leaders: Shane Stewart 1-23, Donny Schatz 24-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+8]

Qualifying: 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.332; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.426; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.429; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.52; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.537; 6. 44-Trey Starks, 13.543; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.557; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.582; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.595; 10. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.608; 11. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.629; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.66; 13. 17BC-Ricky Stenhouse, 13.681; 14. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.704; 15. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.745; 16. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.774; 17. 20-Nick Drake, 13.775; 18. 5-David Gravel, 13.807; 19. 19-Brent Marks, 13.831; 20. 5B-Logan Seavey, 13.899; 21. 22-Cole Duncan, 13.932; 22. 4-Kasey Kahne, 13.967; 23. 4B-Steve Butler, 14.11; 24. 4S-Danny Smith, 14.167; 25. 5A-Justin Barger, 14.236; 26. 1X-Scott Hunter, 14.495

For Full Results from The Dirt Track at Charlotte, visit woosprint.com

 

 

Outlaws Forced to Postpone Return to Bridgeport Speedway

SWEDESBORO, NJ – May 21, 2018 – Mother Nature has struck again, forcing the postponement of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to Bridgeport Speedway. The event was scheduled for tomorrow Tuesday, May 22, but extremely saturated grounds at the facility have forced the World of Outlaws and Bridgeport Speedway to postpone the event to a later date.

Both Bridgeport track officials and World of Outlaws officials were at the facility Monday afternoon and worked feverishly before making the ultimate decision that the facility will not be ready by Tuesday due to the amount of rainfall received over the last 72 hours.

Outlaw and Bridgeport officials are working on a date for a potential rescheduled event. Stay tuned to World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series social media channels for the most up to date information. The World of Outlaws 40th Anniversary Season continues Friday, May 25 with the Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway before heading back to the Midwest.

 

 

Mother Nature Forces Cancellation of Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA - May 17, 2018 – Unfortunately, continued rain across the East Coast and at Lincoln Speedway has forced the Gettysburg Clash to be canceled. World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series officials and Lincoln Speedway are actively looking for a reschedule date. Be sure to follow the World of Outlaws on Facebook and Twitter for continued event updates.

If you pre-purchased tickets, your www.mydirttickets.com account will automatically be credited with the cost of your tickets. You can also mail your tickets back for a refund or call 844-DIRT-TIX if you had Will Call or Print at Home tickets.

The World of Outlaws 40th Anniversary Season continues this Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway with the running of the Morgan Cup before making its only trip to New Jersey of the year with a return to the Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, NJ. As always, if you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

 

 

Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Postponed to Thursday, May 17

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Lincoln Speedway have postponed round one of the Outlaws vs. Pennsylvania Posse to Thursday, May 17 due to soaking overnight and more rain expected to continue throughout the afternoon.

The World of Outlaws and Lincoln Speedway wanted to make the decision early to prevent teams and fans from making the long trip. The two parties will evaluate the weather Thursday morning, see what Mother Nature does and make a decision from there.

If you purchased a pre-sale ticket, it is good for Thursday's event. Additionally, if you purchased a pre-sale ticket, please enter through the grandstand gate nearest to the pit area so your ticket can be scanned in electronically.

The Outlaws 40th Anniversary Season returns to Williams Grove May 18 and 19 with the running of the Morgan Cup, before making its first start this decade at the newly configured Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, NJ on Tuesday, May 22.


 

 

David Gravel Wins a Wild One at Tri-State

HAUBSTADT, IN – May 13, 2018 – David Gravel was one of four different leaders in a crazy Feature at Tri-State Speedway and inherited the lead while running third when the leaders crashed on a restart. It was Gravel’s second World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win of the 2018 season. Hunter Schuerenburg scored a career-best second place finish with Kyle Larson completing the podium.

David Gravel said it best, “It’s a 40-lap race at Haubstadt, anything can happen.”

Anything can happen and just about everything did happen. Gravel’s night started off with a bang, literally, as he made heavy contact with the wall on his first lap in Qualifying, nearly sending the CJB Motorsports No.5 for a ride. Gravel never came to a complete stop, recollected his machine and smartly took his car backwards around the track to make sure he had momentum for his second Qualifying lap. The veteran move paid off as Gravel laid the fifth fastest lap in Flight B, positioning himself nicely for his Heat Race.

Gravel would go on to finish second in his Heat Race and draw the front row for the Sears Craftsman Dash, an event he would win to earn the pole of the 40-lap Feature. The Watertown, CT driver shared the front row with a different face, as Kevin Thomas Jr., in his first Outlaw start of the season, came forward to finish second in the Dash.

Thomas, a non-wing Sprint Car ace, used the cushion to lead the opening lap. Gravel would pull a slide job in turn one and two and led the field down the backstretch of the second lap. Just as the yellow flew for Aaron Reutzel, heartbreak struck for Thomas. The studs on the hub sheared off, causing the right front tire to come completely dislodged from the Dooling Hayward Motorsports No.63 machine, ending the current USAC Points Leader's night in unfortunate fashion.

Gravel controlled the restart, but Indiana native Justin Peck showcased his speed as he powered around the CJB Motorsports No.5 to lead Lap 4. Peck set a blistering pace out front and put some distance between him and the rest of the field once he took command.

Sheldon Haudenschild would throw his name in the mix, taking third on Lap 13 and began quickly closing in on Gravel and Peck as they navigated lapped traffic. Haudenschild and Gravel thrilled the capacity crowd, exchanging slide jobs back and forth for multiple laps as they battled for the runner-up spot in exciting fashion. Sheldon just barely edged Gravel at the line before the caution flew on Lap 23 for Kerry Madsen.

Peck chose the top for the double-file restart, but an excellent restart for Haudenschild saw him grab the lead convincingly. A Lap 30 caution for Ian Madsen set up the restart everyone is talking about.

Haudenschild elected to the bottom with Peck to his outside. Peck tried a massive slide job on Haudenschild in turn one and two for the lead, but it ended with the duo making heavy contact, creating a logjam in front of the rest of the field.

After the race, the two drivers had a different perspective on the incident. Sheldon, obviously disappointed, thought that the incident was pretty cut and dry, while Peck called it hard racing.

“I thought I had a run on the restart, we were both racing hard. I hope there are no hard feelings going forward. It’s definitely a confidence booster to have this much speed, but we have to finish races,” Peck said after the race. Peck, Haudenschild and Brady Bacon, who was running sixth, all had too much damage to continue. 

After the carnage was cleared, David Gravel assumed the race lead with 10 laps remaining, with Hunter Schuerenburg and Kyle Larson in tow. Gravel was strong, but Schuerenburg stayed right with him in search of his first career Outlaw win. Gravel made a bold move with two laps remaining, splitting two lapped cars, but once again Schuerenburg kept pace. Schuerenburg got a massive run down the backstretch on the final lap to make it a thrilling finish to the line as Gravel barely edged the No.20N by 0.101 seconds for the victory. The win was CJB Motorsports fourth win in their last five starts at Tri-State, dating back to when Paul McMahan drove for the Pennsylvania-based team.

“I tried to race a smart race, the lapped cars got tricky. I saw Hunter poke his nose there at the end, what a great run for him, I’ve known him for a long time and they’ve been good this year,” David Gravel said in Victory Lane.

“With me in the middle, I knew it would be tough to go around me and I was still able to see who was on the bottom.” “I’m happy to get another win, it’s been an up and down year so far, happy to get a win on Natalie’s [Jackson] birthday and on Mother’s Day,” Gravel added.

Hunter Schuerenburg was pleased with his career-best second place effort, “We’re slowly getting there, I’m not going to say we are there yet, these guys [we are racing against] are really good. Overall it was a great effort for my team, this deal is a lot of fun. We’ll just keep on rolling and see if we can get one here soon.”

Kyle Larson finished third, but never truly threatened the race leaders. “My car got better and better throughout the race. I had a lot of fun tonight, it was cool to be on the podium after not being in a Sprint Car in a while,” Larson stated.

Joey Saldana came from ninth to fourth with 14th-starting Donny Schatz completing the top five. Last year’s Outlaw winner at Tri-State Parker Price-Miller earned KSE Hard Charger honors coming from 22nd to eighth.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season and heads to Central Pennsylvania for a trio of dates with the Pennsylvania Posse starting on Wednesday, May 16 at the Lincoln Speedway before heading to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday May 17 and 18 with the running of the Morgan Cup. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action live on DIRTVision.com.

Abbreviated Results from Tri-State Speedway, May 13, 2018:

Feature (40 Laps): 1. 5-David Gravel [1][$10,000]; 2. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [6][$5,500]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [5][$3,200]; 4. 26-Joey Saldana [9][$2,800]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [12][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [10][$2,300]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [11][$2,200]; 8. 4-Parker Price-Miller [22][$2,100]; 9. 21-Carson Short [13][$2,050]; 10. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7][$2,000]; 11. 13X-Paul McMahan [15][$1,500]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [18][$1,200]; 13. 9-Daryn Pittman [8][$1,100]; 14. 18-Ian Madsen [19][$1,050]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [14][$1,000]; 16. 2-Shane Stewart [20][$900]; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart [17][$800]; 18. 41-Jason Johnson [24][$800]; 19. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$800]; 20. 5X-Justin Peck [4][$800]; 21. 99-Brady Bacon [16][$800]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [23][$800]; 23. 63-Kevin Thomas [2][$800]; 24. 87-Aaron Reutzel [21][$800] Lap Leaders: Kevin Thomas Jr. 1; David Gravel 2-3, 31-40; Justin Peck 4-23, Sheldon Haudenschild 24-30 KSE Hard Charger Award: 4-Parker Price-Miller[+14]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 5X-Justin Peck, 12.056; 2. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.215; 3. 21-Carson Short, 12.266; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.29; 5. 63-Kevin Thomas, 12.344; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.475; 7. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.477; 8. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.6; 9. 51B-Joe Miller, 12.619; 10. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.634; 11. 5B-Chase Briscoe, 12.648; 12. 13X-Paul McMahan, 12.664; 13. 1M-James Moughan, 12.704; 14. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.707; 15. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.914; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.951; 17. 14X-Jeff Swindell, 12.972; 18. 98-Clinton Boyles, 13.22; 19. 85-Mike Terry, 13.481; 20. 10P-Jim Perricone, 14.055; 21. 45X-Eric Perrott, 14.534; 22. 39-Spencer Bayston, NT

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 11.935; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.151; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.248; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.317; 5. 5-David Gravel, 12.364; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.384; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.397; 8. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.435; 9. 19-Brent Marks, 12.66; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.673; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.824; 12. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.83; 13. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.893; 14. 3-Dakota Jackson, 12.909; 15. 32-Chase Stockon, 12.938; 16. 4K-Kody Kinser, 13; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.198; 18. 7X-Critter Malone, 13.199; 19. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.288; 20. 11-Max McGhee, 13.576; 21. 28-Brian Paulus, 13.609

For full results from Tri-State Speewday, click here


 

Brad Sweet's Showdown Gets New Name and Becomes Biggest 410 Sprint Car Race in California

CONCORD, NC — MAY 14, 2018 — It is with great excitement that the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Brad Sweet announce that the rescheduled Placerville Showdown on September 12, 2018 will now become the biggest 410 Sprint Car race in the state of California. With the new purse comes a new name; the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes/NAPA AUTO PARTS will now go 49 laps in distance, paying an astounding $20,000 to the winner with $1,000 just to take the green.

Brad Sweet, who has promoted this event the past three years, is thrilled to have this event come to fruition. "California loves Sprint Car racing. The dedicated fans and great racers deserve a bigger payday, and the area has been deprived of it for the past few years. We want larger paying events, and we are excited that we are able to step up and create an event like this," said the Grass Valley, CA native. "The reason for changing the name is gold was discovered less than 10 miles from the race track in 1849 by the miners known as the 49ers. So it seemed fitting to change the name to the 49er Gold Rush Classic and add nine more laps for the drivers in search of the $20,000 prize." 

Thanks to Bart Riebe with Riebes/NAPA AUTO PARTS, High Sierra Industries and a hoard of other local sponsors throughout the Placerville area, the 49er Gold Rush Classic is able to make this massive purse increase throughout the whole field.

"California deserves bigger racing events and with the overwhelming of support from our local sponsors," Placerville Speedway promoter Scott Russell said. "We are glad to have this event become one of the premier races this year and hopefully grow in the future as well." 

With the 49er Gold Rush Classic falling on a Wednesday, the potential for marquee names to come in and race looms large. Stay tuned for more exciting later announcements. Reserved seating is still available for the 49er Gold Rush Classic at Placerville Speedway. Brad Sweet is bringing in more Pit area sitting than ever before as well. Get your tickets today for what promises to be a can't miss event.

 

 

Donny Schatz Sweeps Outlaw Portion of Let’s Race Two Weekend at Eldora

ROSSBURG, OH – May 12, 2018 – The man is on a roll. Donny Schatz completed the weekend sweep of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series portion of Let’s Race Two at Eldora Speedway holding off Logan Schuchart for the second consecutive night. It was Schatz’ eighth win of the 2018 season and fourth in his last five starts as he continues to extend his lead atop the Series Point Standings in search of his 10th Outlaw Championship.

Schatz won the Sears Craftsman Dash and shared the front row with Parker Price-Miller. It was PPM getting the jump on the start as the Indiana native set the pace for the first four laps on the cushion before Schatz took command of the field on the fifth circuit on the bottom.

Schuchart just barely edged Price-Miller to the line on Lap 7, which was significant because the caution flew for Sheldon Haudenschild, lining Schuchart to the outside of Schatz. Haudenschild, who entered the evening third in the World of Outlaws Point Standings, was unable to return to action.

The restart saw Schatz and Schuchart put a straightaway back to the rest of the field, as the duo, who finished first and second a night ago, were once again the class of the field. Schuchart was able to keep his Shark Racing No.1S glued to the bottom of the Eldora Speedway racing surface and close in on Schatz.

But, catching Donny Schatz and passing Donny Schatz are two entirely different things. Every time it appeared Schuchart may have a run to get underneath Schatz, the Fargo, ND native would go to the bottom, forcing Schuchart to the top. Schuchart’s No.1S was not as strong on the cushion, allowing Schatz to maintain the lead each time.

With consecutive Green Flag action, lapped traffic played a factor. Schatz reminded everyone why he is the nine-time and defending Series Champion with his prowess through a maze of lapped cars. Schuchart, an Outlaw winner at Eldora last year, stayed right with Schatz every step and just as he was about to pull even with the Champion, the caution flew for an ailing Spencer Bayston with five laps remaining.

With five or fewer laps remaining in the Feature, the start was single-file. Schuchart and third-place running Aaron Reutzel both stayed with Schatz on the restart, but Donny was too strong and went on to take the checkered flag 1.536 seconds ahead of Schuchart.

“We love lapped traffic. That’s where races are won and lost,” Schatz said in Victory Lane when prompted about the close-quartered racing action. “My guys are incredible. We keep working, keep digging and keep finding ways to be up here at the end of the night,” Schatz added before expressing his thanks to the fans for coming out and thanking the track and officials for running an accelerated program to beat Mother Nature.

When asked about the close racing with Schuchart, Schatz referenced an old tale from his father, “If you are worried about what is behind you, you are going to have a hell of a time handling what’s in front of you. I’ve always raced like that and tonight was no different.”

Schuchart was pleased with his second consecutive runner-up finish. “It was a lot of fun racing up there. I know my heart was pumping, it was hard to stay calm,” the upbeat Hanover, PA native said. “What a great weekend for us. Two podiums and if you are going to finish second to someone, that’s a hell of a team to finish behind. They are incredible, but we are going to try and keep working hard to beat them,” Schuchart added.

Reutzel’s 2018 speed continued as he followed up last night’s disappointment of wrecking while leading with a podium finish. “I probably should have been a little more aggressive on the top, but we definitely wanted to finish after last night,” the Texan and current All-Star point leader said.

Kraig Kinser had an impressive 15th to fourth run for his best finish of the season with Tim Shaffer completing the top five. Early race leader Parker Price-Miller settled for sixth with Kerry Madsen, 17th-starting Brad Sweet, 22nd-starting Ian Madsen and 24th-starting Daryn Pittman completing the top ten. Pittman claimed KSE Hard Charger honors for the second consecutive night.

The Greatest Show on Dirt continues its 40th Anniversary Season with a haul to the Hoosier State for a third-attempt at racing at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN tomorrow evening Sunday, May 13. After that, the Series will head to Central Pennsylvania to take on the tough Pennsylvania Posse at Lincoln Speedway on May 16 and at Williams Grove on May 18 and 19. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Abbreviated Results from Eldora Speedway: May 12, 2018

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$5,000]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4][$3,000]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15][$2,700]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6][$2,500]; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller [2][$2,200]; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5][$2,000]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [17][$1,800]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [22][$1,600]; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman [24][$1,450]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [8][$1,300]; 12. 41-Jason Johnson [10][$1,200]; 13. 99-Brady Bacon [23][$1,100]; 14. 5-David Gravel [7][$1,000]; 15. 2-Shane Stewart [19][$950]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [18][$900]; 17. 26-Joey Saldana [14][$850]; 18. 24-Rico Abreu [13][$750]; 19. 13X-Paul McMahan [9][$725]; 20. 10H-Chad Kemenah [20][$700]; 21. 19-Brent Marks [21][$700]; 22. 39-Spencer Bayston [16][$700]; 23. 12N-Cole Duncan [12][$700]; 24. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [11][$700]; Lap Leaders: Parker Price-Miller 1-4, Donny Schatz 5-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 9-Daryn Pittman[+14]

Qualifying: 1. 5-David Gravel, 12.91; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.939; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.949; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.007; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.032; 6. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.051; 7. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.057; 8. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.057; 9. 13X-Paul McMahan, 13.06; 10. 44-Trey Starks, 13.068; 11. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.076; 12. 12N-Cole Duncan, 13.076; 13. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.092; 14. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.101; 15. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.109; 16. 39-Spencer Bayston, 13.12; 17. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.152; 18. 26-Joey Saldana, 13.194; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.199; 20. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.206; 21. 19-Brent Marks, 13.209; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.214; 23. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.233; 24. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.251; 25. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.27; 26. 57-Gary Taylor, 13.296; 27. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.339; 28. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.395; 29. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.439; 30. 17C-Caleb Helms, 13.512; 31. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.569; 32. 28-Brian Paulus, 13.603; 33. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.658; 34. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.698; 35. 5QB-Quentin Blonde, 13.948; 36. 83-Cory Eliason, 14.283

For full results from Eldora Speedway - May 12, 2018, click here

 

 

 

Schatz Scores Third Win in Last Four Starts on Night One of Let’s Race Two at Eldora

ROSSBURG, OH – May 11, 2018 – Donny Schatz inherited the lead on Lap 14 and held off a late race charge from Logan Schuchart to claim the victory on the opening night of the Let’s Race Two weekend at Eldora Speedway. It was Schatz’ 7th win of the 2018, extending his point lead atop the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Point Standings. Schuchart finished second with Brad Sweet finishing third.

Ohio native Cole Duncan set fast time over the 37-car field, won his heat race and was victorious in the Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole for the 30-lap Feature. Duncan, in search of his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory, shared the front row with legend and fellow Buckeye Jac Haudenschild, who was seeking his 74th career Outlaw victory.

It was Haudenschild getting the jump at the tip of the Green and leading the opening circuit. Third-starting Donny Schatz swooped underneath Duncan to take second the following lap. Haudenschild, or more often referred to as ‘The Wild Child’, lived up to his nickname every bit as he flirted with the dangerous cushion and was up against the wall fending off Schatz narrowly at the line for the first five laps in exciting fashion.

A Lap 6 caution for Hunter Schuerenberg halted the action and bunched the field together. On the restart, Schatz, on the bottom, remained right with Haudenschild, but this time sixth-starting Aaron Reutzel was right in tow. The trio sliced and diced their way as they battled for the lead, utilizing every inch of the Eldora Speedway racing surface.

On Lap 11, Reutzel made an eye-catching move going around the nine-time Series Champion before going wheel-to-wheel with Haudenschild and pulling even with The Wild Child on the front stretch, trailing him by .005 at the conclusion of the 11th circuit. Reutzel would take command of the field on Lap 12.

Schatz continued to jockey with Haudenschild, which allowed Reutzel, who scored his first career Outlaw win earlier this season at Tulare, to put a couple car-lengths between himself and Schatz and Haudenschild. Schatz finally wrestled the runner-up spot away from Haudenschild on Lap 13 and set his eyes on the Texas native for the lead on what promised to be a great battle.

Disaster struck for Reutzel on Lap 14, as he bobbled just enough on the thin Eldora Speedway cushion to lose the handle on his No.87, before making heavy contact with the outside retaining wall, ending his night. Schatz and Haudenschild both showed their veteran prowess avoiding Reutzel’s ailing machine as it bounced back into the racing line. Reutzel was uninjured in the accident and expressed his apologies to his race team stating the dangerous Eldora cushion got the better of him tonight.

One lap later, David Gravel was left nowhere to go and spun in turn two, creating a logjam that included Carson Macedo, Rico Abreu and Joey Saldana. Gravel and Abreu were able to make repairs, but Macedo and Saldana’s nights both came to an end.

The action remained intense on the restart as cars scattered around the Eldora racing surface. Brad Sweet had an excellent restart and moved into the runner-up position and nearly completed a slider on Schatz for the lead, to no avail as the Fargo, ND native powered around Sweet on the cushion.

Eighth-starting Logan Schuchart began making the bottom work and took the runner-up spot away from Sweet with eight laps remaining. Schuchart closed in on Schatz, who made a daring move splitting lapped cars, to extend the lead once again just as Schuchart was preparing to bid for the lead. Schuchart, who won during last year’s Let’s Race Two event at Eldora, closed in one last time with two laps remaining, but Schatz was too strong and took the checkered flag 1.041 seconds in front of the Hanover, PA native with Sweet completing the podium.

“I had a good car, we played around a little and tried something different, but this team just continues to work. We probably weren’t the best car tonight, but we are here standing with the checkered flag,” Schatz said in Victory Lane. When asked about Reutzel’s move for the lead and crash, Schatz said, “He was really fast, but he wore it out. That’s the big part of racing with the World of Outlaws. You’ve got to finish races to win the Championship and sometimes you can’t go as hard to make sure you finish these races.

Schatz also praised the Eldora Speedway track crew, “Everyone has a different perspective of what is a good race or not. There were multiple grooves and guys were making moves all over the place and that’s really all you can ask for.”

Jac Haudenschild settled for fourth with Duncan completing the top five. Gary Taylor, who was as high as second at one point, faded late to sixth. Sheldon Haudenschild came forward to seventh with 14th-starting Jason Johnson, 26th-starting Daryn Pittman and Kerry Madsen completing the top ten. Pittman’s effort was good enough to earn KSE Hard Charger honors, advancing 17 positions. Brady Bacon was the lone driver to compete in both portions of the Let’s Race Two. Bacon was victorious with USAC by nearly five seconds and finished 16th with the wing on in the Feature.

The Let’s Race Two weekend at Eldora Speedway wraps up tomorrow night Saturday, May 12. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to catch all the action live on DIRTVision.com!

Abbreviated Results from Eldora Speedway: May 11, 2018

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$5,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$3,000]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2][$2,700]; 5. 12N-Cole Duncan [1][$2,500]; 6. 57-Gary Taylor [7][$2,200]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [11][$2,000]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [14][$1,800]; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman [26][$900]; 10. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4][$1,450]; 11. 83-Cory Eliason [19][$1,300]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [27][$500]; 13. 5-David Gravel [12][$1,100]; 14. 49X-Tim Shaffer [17][$1,000]; 15. 10H-Chad Kemenah [10][$950]; 16. 99-Brady Bacon [21][$900]; 17. 13X-Paul McMahan [20][$850]; 18. 18-Ian Madsen [9][$750]; 19. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [16][$725]; 20. 39-Spencer Bayston [13][$700]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [24][$700]; 22. 2-Shane Stewart [25][$]; 23. 4-Parker Price-Miller [15][$700]; 24. 24-Rico Abreu [22][$700]; 25. 21B-Carson Macedo [18][$700]; 26. 26-Joey Saldana [23][$700]; 27. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6][$700]; 28. 7S-Jason Sides [28][$] Lap Leaders: Jac Haudenschild 1-11, Aaron Reutzel 12, Donny Schatz 13-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 9-Daryn Pittman[+17]

Qualifying: 1. 12N-Cole Duncan, 12.879; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.925; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.948; 4. 5-David Gravel, 12.967; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.978; 6. 57-Gary Taylor, 12.999; 7. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.014; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.029; 9. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.041; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.06; 11. 83-Cory Eliason, 13.066; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.086; 13. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.093; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.094; 15. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.126; 16. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.126; 17. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.13; 18. 21B-Carson Macedo, 13.133; 19. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.154; 20. 13X-Paul McMahan, 13.164; 21. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.185; 22. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.255; 23. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.262; 24. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.278; 25. 26-Joey Saldana, 13.285; 26. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 13.318; 27. 44-Trey Starks, 13.319; 28. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.326; 29. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.345; 30. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.361; 31. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.454; 32. 19-Brent Marks, 13.551; 33. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.558; 34. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.599; 35. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.802; 36. 5QB-Quentin Blonde, 13.819; 37. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.351

For full results from Eldora Speedway, click here

 

 

Brad Sweet Scores First Win of Season at Salina Highbanks

SALINA, OK – May 5, 2018 – Brad Sweet landed in Victory Lane for the first time in 2018 with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, coming from fifth to pass early leader Donny Schatz on Lap 5. Schatz, who was searching for his third straight win, would hold on for second with Daryn Pittman completing the podium, continuing his recent hot streak.

Oklahoma native Shane Stewart won the Craftsman Club Dash, earning the pole for the 30-lap Feature as the Kyle Larson Racing team looked for their first win of the season. Stewart took command of the field down the backstretch, but disaster struck as the Bixby, OK native got too high in turn three and hit the tire on the outside of turn four. Stewart’s crew was able to make repairs and tag the rear on the complete restart.

Donny Schatz officially led the opening lap with Brad Sweet quickly asserting himself into the runner-up position. Sweet, while running a car-length higher than Schatz, closed in and pulled even with the nine-time Series Champion at the completion of Lap 4. Sweet used the momentum to shoot underneath Schatz and take control down the backstretch to officially lead Lap 5.

Zach Chappell, a former Outlaw regular who was making his first winged 410 start in 11 years, brought out the caution with 21 laps remaining, when he failed to clear the racing surface after coming to a stop. Sweet elected the high line on the double-file restart and continued to control the pace with Schatz and Kerry Madsen in tow.

As rubber became more prominent on the racing surface, Sweet was forced to follow lapped traffic, allowing Schatz and company to close in. Daryn Pittman continued his charge forward from eighth to take third from Kerry Madsen before the caution came out for Jason Johnson, who blew a right rear tire with seven laps to go.

Schatz tried to power around Sweet by going a car-length higher than the NAPA Auto Parts No.49, but was unable to close in and settled back in line. Sweet would go on to take the checkered for the first time this season by a margin of 1.064 seconds over Schatz.

“These guys have been giving me great race cars all year, it’s nice to get the monkey off our back. It’s never fun to win rubber races, but we passed the best in the business to do it,” Sweet said. “I can’t thank my guys enough. We’re back in Victory Lane where we belong, we’ll celebrate this one and try and get on a roll here,” the Grass Valley, CA native added.

When asked about the late restart, Donny Schatz said, “I tried to rip the top on the restart, but the track was pretty locked down. We did the best we could and tonight that was second.” Schatz continues to lead the Series Point Standings in search for his 10th Series Championship.

Daryn Pittman was in good spirits and his effort was good enough to earn KSE Hard Charger honors. “We’ve had a good car for the last few weeks, it has been a blast to drive. The track changed a lot throughout the night and I’m glad to see the NAPA Racing team get their first win of the year, I know they’ve been working hard,” Pittman said. After the top three crossed the finish line, Jason Sides shredded a tire, bringing the race to an official end.

Madsen, last year’s winner at Salina, settled for fourth, his second consecutive top-five finish with the Outlaws with David Gravel completing the top-five. Shane Stewart charged back to finish 10th. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season with its first trip of the season to the historic Eldora Speedway with the running of the Let’s Race Two program with USAC on Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13, before hauling back to Indiana for the third-attempt at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com">_tmp_url_3_.com!

Abbreviated Results from Salina Highbanks - May 5, 2018

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [8][$3,200]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4][$2,800]; 5. 5-David Gravel [9][$2,500]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$2,300]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [10][$2,200]; 8. 83-Cory Eliason [7][$2,100]; 9. 3-Sammy Swindell [11][$2,050]; 10. 2-Shane Stewart [1][$2,000]; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [15][$1,500]; 12. 18-Ian Madsen [12][$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$1,100]; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$1,050]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [14][$1,000]; 16. 41-Jason Johnson [16][$900]; 17. 13-Clyde Knipp [18][$800]; 18. OO-Dane Lorenc [20][$800]; 19. W20-Greg Wilson [17][$800]; 20. 50Z-Zach Chappell [19][$800]; 21. 1J-Danny Jennings [21][$800] Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-4, Brad Sweet 5-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 9-Daryn Pittman[+5]

Qualifying: 1. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.8; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.885; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.948; 4. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.029; 5. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.067; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.112; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.114; 8. 3-Sammy Swindell, 12.131; 9. 5-David Gravel, 12.15; 10. 19-Brent Marks, 12.155; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.186; 12. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.227; 13. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.23; 14. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.236; 15. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.246; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.34; 17. OO-Dane Lorenc, 12.555; 18. 13-Clyde Knipp, 12.562; 19. 50Z-Zach Chappell, 12.598; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.852; 21. 1J-Danny Jennings, 13.259

For full results from Salina Highbanks - May 5, click here.

 

 

Tames Lake Ozark for Sixth Win of Season

Eldon, MO – May 4, 2018 – Donny Schatz survived an early Shark (Racing) attack to capture his sixth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series triumph of the season in the Series first visit to Lake Ozark in 11 years. David Gravel finished second with Kerry Madsen coming forward to complete the podium.

Shark Racing’s Jacob Allen won the Craftsman Club Dash, earning the pole for the 40-lap Feature alongside his teammate Logan Schuchart. Allen and Schuchart would exchange slide jobs multiple times out front of the Dash and on the opening few circuits of the Feature.

For the second time in his career, Allen would lead the opening lap of competition. Third-starting Donny Schatz began making the bottom work as he closed in and surpassed Schuchart for second on the fifth circuit. Two laps later, Schatz was knocking on the door of Allen, who went low to block Schatz to no avail as the nine-time Champion powered around the Shark Racing No.1A off of turn four to lead Lap 7.

Schatz began working traffic through the middle of the speedway and Allen actually closed back in running a car length higher but was unable to get back the top position. A slight bobble by Allen allowed Schuchart to take the runner-up position on Lap 14.

David Gravel continued his charge forward and secured second from Schuchart just as the first caution flew for the first time on Lap 26 for Daryn Pittman.

The caution cleared Donny Schatz of heavy traffic but allowed Gravel to start beside him. Two laps later, while battling for the third position, Logan Schuchart and 10th-starting Spencer Bayston, who set a new Lake Ozark track record in Qualifying, made heavy contact, ending the latter’s evening with a damaged front axle. Schuchart would restart, but with significant wing damage that would hinder his handling around the tight-quartered racing surface.

Schatz powered away on the restart with Gravel commanding second, but the big mover on the restart was Kerry Madsen who surged into third. Donny Schatz cleared traffic once again and went on to win by 1.495 seconds. It was Schatz’ first career win at Lake Ozark, sixth triumph of the season and 267th career victory with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

When asked about the thrill of winning at a new race track Schatz said, “It’s awesome to win anywhere with the World of Outlaws, let alone for the first time a track. I don’t remember being here in 2007, but I remember being here tonight. Hats off to this race team. It’s a lot of fun to race with guys that you have a special bond with.”

Coming off an 18-win season, a single win as the calendar turns to May could be viewed as a little bit of a disappointment for Gravel and CJB Motorsports, but they seem to have turned the corner lately. “We’ve been battling a lot of stuff here to start the year off. We had a really good car, but were never really the same after that caution. We were close tonight, we’ll move on to Salina tomorrow,” Gravel said.

It was a season-best podium finish for Kerry Madsen, who acknowledged his excellent restart on Lap 28. “We really came alive on that restart. This team has worked very hard and we haven’t had the results to show for it yet this year,” Madsen, a five-time Outlaw winner a year ago, said.

Shane Stewart and Jason Johnson, who resides 10 miles from Lake Ozark, completed the top five. Daryn Pittman bounced back and charged to seventh in the final 14 laps after bringing out the caution. Schuchart limped his ailing Shark Racing No.1S to a 10th place finish, with his teammate and early leader Allen settling for 11th. The KSE Hard Charger honors went to Kraig Kinser, who recovered from an incident in his Heat Race to charge from 21st to 12th.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action tomorrow night, Saturday May 5, 2018, at the always-exciting Salina Highbanks in Oklahoma. Catch all the action from Salina and every night of the World of Outlaws 40th Anniversary Season live on DIRTVision.com!

Abbreviated Results from Lake Ozark Speedway: May 4, 2018

Feature: (40 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$10,000]; 2. 5-David Gravel [4][$5,500]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7][$3,200]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [8][$2,800]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [6][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$2,300]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [5][$2,200]; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [11][$2,100]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [12][$2,050]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$2,000]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$1,500]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [21][$1,200]; 13. 19-Brent Marks [20][$1,100]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [14][$1,050]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [22][$1,000]; 16. 13-Clyde Knipp [23][$900]; 17. OO-Dane Lorenc [17][$800]; 18. 21-Brian Brown [19][$800]; 19. 39-Spencer Bayston [10][$800]; 20. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [13][$800]; 21. 3-Sammy Swindell [16][$800]; 22. 24-Terry McCarl [15][$800]; 23. 17A-Austin McCarl [24][$800]; 24. 83-Cory Eliason [18][$800]; Lap Leaders: Jacob Allen 1-6, Donny Schatz 7-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 11K-Kraig Kinser[+9]

Qualifying: 1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 11.351; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.367; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.433; 4. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.467; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.472; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.488; 7. 5-David Gravel, 11.504; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.546; 9. 83-Cory Eliason, 11.574; 10. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.602; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.61; 12. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.615; 13. 3-Sammy Swindell, 11.627; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.627; 15. 13-Clyde Knipp, 11.634; 16. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.678; 17. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.705; 18. 24-Terry McCarl, 11.73; 19. 21-Brian Brown, 11.733; 20. 19-Brent Marks, 11.754; 21. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.783; 22. 17A-Austin McCarl, 11.847; 23. OO-Dane Lorenc, 11.967; 24. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.969; 25. 5X-Kory Bales, 12.362; 26. 20K-Kevin Ulmer, 12.976; 27. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, NT

 

First-Ever World of Outlaws Championship Series Set to Kick Off May 7 on iRacing.com
Qualifying is done. The fields are set. Let the racing begin!

CONCORD, NC — April 30, 2018 —The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Championship Series and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Championship Series kick off on iRacing.com next month and will see the fastest online dirt racers compete for more than $30,000 in prize money.

The two series will run on alternating Monday nights beginning May 7th, with the racing broadcast on Dirtvision.com, Facebook and iRacing Live.

“The iRacing team is clearly committed to making the simulation as close as possible to the real deal,” said World of Outlaws CMO Ben Geisler. “We love the idea of a parallel championship. That’s what a true partnership is all about. Many of the competitors are real-life drivers — and some of them are even branching out into new divisions. The possibilities are very exciting, and we’re hoping to see continued cross over between divisions and between the digital and physical worlds.”

Each series has only 35 drivers eligible – all of whom recently earned their places during the quali-fying series. Drivers of note from the Late Model series include UMP DIRTcar National Stock Car Champion Mike McKinney, iRacing Qualifying Series Champion Jacob Leverstein and Joshua Laugh-ton, who has previously competed in the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series. Notable Sprint car qualifiers include NASCAR K & N Series driver Chase Cabre, NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Chase Bris-coe and Alex A Bergeron, who qualified for the Late Model series as well as the NASCAR PEAK Anti-freeze iRacing Series.

“We have two really strong fields of races for the debut seasons of the Championship Series,” said Tony Gardner, president and CFO, iRacing.com. “Since we introduced dirt racing to iRacing a little over a year ago we have been planning to have a series at this level. It’s very exciting to see it all come together and get started.”

The online races will utilize one of iRacing.com’s latest features – Heat Races. This will provide multiple opportunities for the drivers to make the final race each week and earn points towards the season-long championship.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Championship Series and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Championship Series join the four other world championship-level racing series iRacing hosts, including the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series, the World Championship Grand Prix Series, the Virtual Racing School GT iRacing World Championship and the Rallycross World Championship series. Combined, these series have paid out more than $200,000 in cash and prizes since they were introduced.

Championship Prize (both Sprint and Late Model, except final bullet):

More than $30,000 in cash prizes
Weekly cash purses paid to top five finishers
Cash prizes to top three overall championship finishers
VIP Treatment for two at the 2018 World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Char-lotte Motor Speedway (Honorary Starter, Suite/Pit passes)
Invitation to and recognition at the annual World of Outlaws Awards Banquet in Charlotte, NC
An Official World of Outlaws Trophy
*Late Model Only: One-on-One instruction with Clint Bowyer in a two-seater BDR Late Model

 

 

 

 

 

MESQUITE, TX – April 28, 2018 – “I heard Ted Johnson telling me to get my ass in gear,” an elated Donny Schatz said after making a late race pass on Brad Sweet to capture the finale of the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Sweet led the first 25 laps, but settled for second with Shane Stewart completing the podium.

For the second night in a row, Jason Johnson paced the field in Qualifying and won his heat race. Brad Sweet edged his boss Kasey Kahne to take the Craftsman Club Dash, earning the pole for the 30-lap Feature.

Sweet set a torrid pace as Schatz and Stewart waged war for the runner-up position. Schatz wrestled the runner-up position away from Stewart on the eighth circuit and set his eyes on the leader. The lone caution during the race flew on Lap 11 as Tucker Klaasmeyer lost the handle on his Keith Kunz No.67K.

Stewart edged in front of Schatz on the double-file restart, but Schatz re-gained control of second down the backstretch. Sweet continued to lead and navigated traffic at a quick pace, but Schatz stayed with the Grass Valley, CA native through traffic and began to close on the bottom side of the speedway.

Sweet, who won the Texas Outlaw Nationals last year, continued to pound the cushion as Schatz showed his nose underneath him. With anticipation building amongst the crowd, Schatz powered off of the bottom of turn four to take command of the top spot and never look back.

“What an awesome race track. They gave us a top and bottom, the bottom was tricky, but if it was easy, everyone would be doing it,” Schatz said. The win for Schatz was his fifth of the 2018 season and was worth $20,000 and the Ted Johnson Memorial trophy.

“Ted looked after his people, he had great relationships with his guys. He had a serious passion, not only for his guys, but for putting on a great race. I remember watching him bounce up and down because Steve [Kinser] and Sammy [Swindell] were putting on a show,” Schatz reminisced of the late great Johnson. “He was a race fan.”

Sweet settled for second and was in good spirits, but understandably disappointed as he was searching for the first win of the season. “That’s the difference between winning and losing and Donny’s the best at it. The race track was great, it slicked off with multiple grooves,” Sweet said.

Shane Stewart was pleased with his podium finish, “This is a special place for me. I have a lot of friends and family out here, so to finish on the podium is special. I wish we could have been fighting for the lead up there, it was a great race, I watched it.”

Logan Schuchart charged from 12th to finish fourth for his second consecutive top-five finish with crowd favorite Jason Johnson completing the top five. After changing motors after his Heat, David Gravel bounced back with the KSE Hard Charger award coming from 19th to complete the top ten.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads to Missouri next for a date at Lake Ozark Speedway on Friday, May 4 before making its annual trip to the Salina Highbanks Saturday, May 5. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Devils Bowl Speedway TX...1 #15 Donny Schatz 2 #49 Brad Sweet 3 #2 Shane Stewart 4 #1S Logan Schuchart 5 #41 Jason Johnson 6 #17 Sheldon Haudenschild 7 #11K Kraig Kinser 8 #9 Daryn Pittman 9 #19 Brent Marks 10 #5 David Gravel 11 #1A Jacob Allen 12 #18 Ian Madsen 13 #7S Jason Sides 14 #45 Paul McMahan 15 #67 Ryan Robinson 16 #4K Kasey Kahne 17 #W20 Greg Wilson 18 #67K Tucker Klaasmeyer 19 #12W Dale Wester 20 #17G Channin Tankersley 21 #13 Clyde Knipp 22 #83 Cory Eliason

 

MESQUITE, TX – April 28, 2018 – Daryn Pittman is on a roll. The Owasso, OK native earned his third win in his last four World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series starts on the opening night of the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Logan Schuchart scored his best finish of the season in second with Jason Johnson completing the podium.

The night started off with a bang with Jason Johnson breaking a 19-year old Devil’s Bowl track record in Qualifying with a lap of 13.306. Daryn Pittman won the Craftsman Club Dash, earning the pole for the 25-lap Feature.

Pittman led the opening circuit, but it was fourth-starting Jason Johnson that brought the crowd to their feet charging from fourth to the lead on the second lap only for it to be negated by a caution for Ryan Robinson. Pittman saw Johnson utilize the cushion and elected the top on the double-file restart. Johnson restarted third with Schuchart alongside Pittman on the front row.

Pittman established a healthy lead as Johnson followed suit around the cushion. With the top of the speedway clearly the preferred line, lapped traffic was stacking up in front of Pittman, allowing the rest of the field to close in on the Kasey Kahne Racing No.9. Just as Johnson was ready to make a bid for the lead on Lap 13, the Yellow Flag flew for Texan Channin Tankersley.

The caution cleared Pittman of traffic and gave him an open track, which was essential given the racing surface. The double-file restart allowed Schuchart to roll by Johnson around the top for the second spot. Pittman would approach traffic one more time in the closing laps, allowing Schuchart and Johnson to close the gap to under a second at the finish. It was Pittman’s 75th career World of Outlaws victory.

“I knew the place to be was going to be on the top, I just didn’t know that it was going to be on Lap 2. We obviously got real lucky there with the caution,” Pittman said in Victory Lane. “This car is a lot of fun to drive right now. It speaks volumes to the progress this Ionomy team has made this season, we have gone from the lowest of lows to this.

Pittman wasn’t the only one fired up with the victory as his crew chief Justin Adams was pumped up to win at the historic facility, “I’ve never won at Devil’s Bowl before. This is bad ass.”

“I got one of my first Outlaw wins here back in 2000. I’ve got a lot of friends and family here and it is even better to see them in Victory Lane,” Pittman added.

When asked about the untimely cautions, Jason Johnson, despite finishing third, was in good spirits, “That’s racing. Devil’s Bowl is one of my favorite tracks and it’s an honor to be able to run up front here with the World of Outlaws.”

Logan Schuchart had his best outing of the 2018 season and was pleased his Shark Racing No.1S all night. “We’ve always had speed here, the driver just needs to his job,” Schuchart said with a smile before referencing the big pay day tomorrow night.

Donny Schatz finished fourth with Brad Sweet completing the top five. Pittman’s car owner Kasey Kahne was strong all night coming home in sixth.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to action at Devil’s Bowl Speedway tomorrow, Saturday, April 28, 2018. The 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Series will pay $20,000 to the winner of the Feature, if you can’t make it to the track DIRTVision.com is your one stop shop for live streaming of the World of Outlaws!

A-main (25 Laps)

1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1][$8,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$4,000]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [4][$2,500]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$2,200]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [8][$2,100]; 6. 4K-Kasey Kahne [5][$2,000]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [7][$1,800]; 8. 5-David Gravel [9][$1,600]; 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [14][$1,500]; 10. 2-Shane Stewart [6][$1,300]; 11. 19-Brent Marks [10][$1,200]; 12. 83-Cory Eliason [17][$1,100]; 13. 45-Paul McMahan [11][$1,000]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15][$700]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [16][$600]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [13][$600]; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen [12][$600]; 18. 13-Clyde Knipp [20][$600]; 19. 67K-Tucker Klaasmeyer [19][$600]; 20. 67-Ryan Robinson [18][$600]; 21. 17G-Channin Tankersley [21][$600]; 22. OO-Dane Lorenc [22][$600]; 23. 12W-Dale Wester [23][$600] Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+5]

Qualifying: 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.306; 2. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.376; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.705; 4. 4K-Kasey Kahne, 13.707; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.789; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.814; 7. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.835; 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.949; 9. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.951; 10. 67K-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 13.997; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.005; 12. 67-Ryan Robinson, 14.012; 13. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.021; 14. 45-Paul McMahan, 14.097; 15. 5-David Gravel, 14.131; 16. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.175; 17. 83-Cory Eliason, 14.179; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.181; 19. 19-Brent Marks, 14.385; 20. 13-Clyde Knipp, 14.39; 21. 17G-Channin Tankersley, 14.422; 22. OO-Dane Lorenc, 14.526; 23. 12W-Dale Wester, NT

 

 

Your Stories, Our History: The World of Outlaws Celebrates 40 Years

As part of its 40th anniversary celebration the World of Outlaw is kicking off a season-long #MyOutlawMoment campaign in time for the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, site of the very first World of Outlaws race in 1978.

After four decades, the World of Outlaws has an incredibly rich collective history, consisting of stories from drivers, teams, crew, officials, partners, fans, and all involved — and new ones are created every day.

The #MyOutlawMoment campaign encourages everyone to share their most memorable Outlaw moments and add them to the Series history.

Share your stories on Twitter or Instagram, with the hashtag #MyOutlawMoment. While the individual posts will live on their respective social platforms, all #MyOutlawMoment stories will be pulled into a hashtag gallery on the Series websites for everyone to enjoy.

Throughout the season, the Series will be highlighting some of the best stories at our events, online, and on dirtvision.com broadcasts. Tune in, participate, and enjoy some of the best moments in Series history.


 

 

David Gravel Tames Lightning-Fast Surface at Cotton Bowl for First Win of 2018

PAIGE, TX – April 26, 2018 – After being rained out twice earlier in the year at the facility, but the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series finally completed the event at Cotton Bowl Speedway. David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports No.5 team swept the entire evening en route to picking up his first win of the 2018 season. Brad Sweet and Jason Johnson completed the podium.

David Gravel started off his clean sweep of the program by setting fast time over the field with a lap of 13.832. Gravel went on to win his Heat Race and the Craftsman Club Dash to earn the pole for the 35-lap Feature.

With the amount of rain Cotton Bowl Speedway received over the past week, the track continued to get faster throughout the evening. Gravel’s fastest lap in the Dash was an eye-opening 13.276, nearly three-tenths under the existing track record and .556 faster than his lap in Qualifying, that paced the field. Gravel's fastest lap in the Feature was a 13.598.

An opening lap Red Flag for Clyde Knipp, who slightly rolled over in turn one, reset the field. Gravel led the field down the frontstretch once again and began expanding his lead.

Brad Sweet cut the gap to less than a car-length with seven laps, giving flashbacks to Cotton Bowl fans that attended the World of Outlaws race at the facility in 2016, that saw Sweet steal the victory in thrilling fashion that night. It was not meant to be for Sweet tonight as Gravel powered by two lapped cars to seal his first victory of the season and a clean sweep on the evening.

“This is what this team deserves. I’ve got to thank Barry, Derek, Zach and everyone that worked on this car to make it go fast,” Gravel said. “We’ve been running decently, just not getting into Dashes. Track position was huge tonight. The track was really heavy and got faster all night. Going green-to-checkered was a little tiring,” the Watertown, CT native added.

When asked about Sweet pulling within striking distance, Gravel said, “I heard him. Turn three and four were so tricky tonight. It was a long overdue first win of the year. Hopefully, we can pick up from last year and get going” Gravel, an 18-time winner a year ago, crossed the line 1.453 seconds ahead of Sweet for the 35th win of his career.

Sweet was pleased with his second-place effort, “The lapped cars were so tricky. We had a shot there, but David did a great job getting by those last few lapped cars. We’ll move on to Devil’s Bowl the next two nights and try and pick up a victory.”

Jason Johnson made some daring moves early in the event to move into third and secure the podium finish. The Eunice, LA native acknowledged his previous racing career around this region and how great it is to come back with the World of Outlaws before thanking the fans for coming out on a Thursday evening.

Cory Eliason continued his strong start to the season with a fourth-place finish with Daryn Pittman completing the top-five. Nine-time Series Champion and current points leader Donny Schatz suffered from a rare mechanical issue as his Tony Stewart Racing No.15 visibly battled an ailing front end as he limped to a ninth-place finish. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action at its birthplace, Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Friday and Saturday for the Series 40th Anniversary Celebration! If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com">_tmp_url_4_.com!

Abbreviated Results from Cotton Bowl Speedway - April 26, 2018

Feature (35 Laps): 1. 5-David Gravel [1][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$5,500]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [3][$3,200]; 4. 83-Cory Eliason [6][$2,800]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [5][$2,500]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [8][$2,300]; 7. 4K-Kasey Kahne [9][$2,200]; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$2,100]; 9. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$2,050]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13][$2,000]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10][$1,500]; 12. 45-Paul McMahan [12][$1,200]; 13. 18-Ian Madsen [14][$1,100]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [15][$1,050]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [16][$1,000]; 16. OO-Dane Lorenc [17][$900]; 17. 17G-Channin Tankersley [20][$800]; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen [19][$800]; 19. 19-Brent Marks [11][$800]; 20. 13-Clyde Knipp [18][$800] Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+3]

Qualifying: 1. 5-David Gravel, 13.832; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.877; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.907; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.948; 5. 41-Jason Johnson, 14.011; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.119; 7. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.144; 8. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.224; 9. 4K-Kasey Kahne, 14.232; 10. 83-Cory Eliason, 14.265; 11. 45-Paul McMahan, 14.272; 12. 19-Brent Marks, 14.293; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.397; 14. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.4; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.401; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.401; 17. OO-Dane Lorenc, 14.501; 18. 17G-Channin Tankersley, 14.557; 19. 13-Clyde Knipp, 14.887; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.071

For full results from Cotton Bowl Speedway, click here.

 

 

Pittman Goes Back-to-Back with Second Consecutive Win at Pevely

PEVELY, MO – April 21, 2018 - Daryn Pittman got underneath Sheldon Haudenschild to lead Lap 31 en route to his second consecutive World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win of the weekend and second in a row at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, MO. Donny Schatz finished in second and long-time race leader Sheldon Haudenschild completed the podium.

Donny Schatz won the Craftsman Club Dash and earned the pole of the 40-lap Feature alongside Ian Madsen. Madsen powered around Schatz to lead the opening circuit of the Feature. Sheldon Haudenschild used every bit of the racing surface to quickly take second from Schatz and begin chasing down Madsen for the lead.

Just as Haudenschild was ready to make a move on Ian Madsen for the lead on the sixth circuit, the caution flew Ian’s older brother, Kerry, who was facing traffic on the backstretch. Ian Madsen was able to turn under a pair of Sheldon sliders, before Haudenschild took command to lead Lap 8.

As Haudenschild navigated heavy traffic, both Madsen and Pittman were able to close in significantly. Daryn Pittman made an eye-catching three-wide pass for the lead down the backstretch on Lap 13, only for it to be negated by a yellow for Cory Eliason.

As the rubber became more prominent on the racing surface, experience became a factor. Pittman and Schatz quickly closed in on Haudenschild for the lead. Haudenschild had a minor hiccup in turn one and missed the rubber by no more than a car length, but that was all Pittman needed as the 2013 Series Champion stuffed his Kasey Kahne owned No.9 car underneath Haudenschild to take command down the backstretch.

A couple laps later Haudenschild hiccupped in turn one again and Schatz was able to sneak by for second. Ian Madsen’s top-five run came to an end with five laps remaining, due to a flat tire. A clear track ahead of Pittman allowed the veteran driver to hit his marks en route to his 74th career Outlaw victory.

“Man, this is starting to be fun again. It’s been a frustrating start to the season, but this car has been a blast to drive the past two nights,” Pittman said upon exiting his Ionomy sponsored KKR No.9 machine.

“This is the way we envisioned we would start the year. We are really happy with where we are at right now, this is why you never give up,” an enthusiastic Pittman added. Pittman eluded to the harder tire compound his team elected to go with before thanking his car owner, Kasey Kahne, and all of his sponsorship partners.

When asked about the negated three-wide pass for the lead, Pittman said, “I thought that was the end of our chance to win it. This really was a great team win.”

Donny Schatz also went with a harder tire compound. “I was way too loose in the beginning and we had to pay the price, but we made it back it up. All in all, it was a great night,” Schatz said in good spirits.

After leading 22 laps, Sheldon Haudenschild had all the reason to be dejected, but that was not the case. “We definitely want to win these races, but we want to finish them too. I’m happy with a podium. The guys worked really hard after tearing a car up last night. I missed the rubber twice and I got passed twice,” Sheldon, who continues to sit second in the Series Point Standings, said.

David Gravel and Brad Sweet completed the all-Outlaw top five. Nine of the top ten were World of Outlaws regulars, including Brent Marks who came from 22nd to 10th, earning KSE Hard Charger honors. Indiana youngster Cale Thomas was the lone non-Outlaw regular in the top-ten, finishing eighth. Jason Sides set fast-time over the 44-car field for the first time this season.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series completes its three-race bullring weekend Sunday evening at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN. Another strong car count is expected, and all the action can be watched live on DIRTVision.com. Next week, the Outlaws ramp up its 40th Anniversary Celebration with three races in four days in Texas, capped off at the Series birthplace, Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

Abbreviated Results from Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55:

Feature (40 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [6][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$5,500]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$3,200]; 4. 5-David Gravel [7][$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$2,500]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [5][$2,300]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [8][$2,200]; 8. 91-Cale Thomas [14][$2,100]; 9. 26-Joey Saldana [15][$2,050]; 10. 19-Brent Marks [22][$2,000]; 11. 45-Paul McMahan [10][$1,500]; 12. 5C-Christopher Bell [12][$1,200]; 13. 99-Brady Bacon [16][$1,100]; 14. 41-Jason Johnson [13][$1,050]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [23][$1,000]; 16. 24-Rico Abreu [17][$900]; 17. 21-Brian Brown [24][$800]; 18. 2M-Kerry Madsen [9][$800]; 19. 83-Cory Eliason [20][$800]; 20. 18-Ian Madsen [2][$800]; 21. 1S-Logan Schuchart [25][$]; 22. 21X-Carson Short [18][$800]; 23. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [19][$800]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [11][$800]; 25. 3-Sammy Swindell [21][$800] Lap Leaders: Ian Madsen 1-7, Sheldon Haudenschild 8-30, Daryn Pittman 31-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+12]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 7S-Jason Sides, 10.764; 2. 5-David Gravel, 10.809; 3. 41-Jason Johnson, 10.828; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.861; 5. 18-Ian Madsen, 10.899; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 10.943; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 10.998; 8. 21-Brian Brown, 11.011; 9. 24-Rico Abreu, 11.053; 10. 26-Joey Saldana, 11.092; 11. 3-Sammy Swindell, 11.105; 12. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 11.113; 13. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.225; 14. 1M-James Moughan, 11.256; 15. O1-Matt Vandervere, 11.342; 16. OO-Dane Lorenc, 11.348; 17. 51B-Joe Miller, 11.495; 18. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.503; 19. 9JR-Derek Hagar, 11.539; 20. 8S-Steve Short, 11.683; 21. 10P-Jim Perricone, 12.327

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.808; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.961; 3. 91-Cale Thomas, 10.997; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.056; 5. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.059; 6. 5C-Christopher Bell, 11.061; 7. 45-Paul McMahan, 11.085; 8. 83-Cory Eliason, 11.094; 9. O5-Gary Taylor, 11.104; 10. 99-Brady Bacon, 11.156; 11. 19-Brent Marks, 11.207; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.248; 13. 21X-Carson Short, 11.452; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.506; 15. 64-Scotty Thiel, 11.514; 16. 13-Clyde Knipp, 11.554; 17. 25-Jacob Blackhurst, 11.896; 18. 5B-Chase Briscoe, 11.987; 19. 12-Robert Ballou, 11.994; 20. 79J-Jacob Patton, 12.153; 21. 14T-Jimmy Bridgeman, 12.176; 22. 71M-Andy Bradley, 12.193

 

 

Pittman Shrugs Off Slow Start to Year with Riverside Victory

WEST MEMPHIS, AR – April 20, 2018 – Daryn Pittman has had a slow start to the 2018 season. That all changed Friday night at Riverside International Speedway, when the Owasso, OK native picked up his 73rd career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory, moving him into 10th all-time on the Series win list. Pittman’s Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Brad Sweet came from ninth to finish second, with Paul McMahan completing the podium.

“I’m not done yet,” Pittman said after emerging from his ionomy sponsored No.9 machine in Victory Lane. “As a driver, when you start off the season like that, you can’t help but question yourself and your ability,” Pittman, who had yet to score a top-five finish before tonight’s win, added.

Sheldon Haudenschild continued his blazing start to the 2018 season, setting fast time over the 32-car field and storming from fifth to take the Craftsman Club Dash. But it was Daryn Pittman leading the opening lap, coming from third to take command of the field down the backstretch.

As Pittman quickly approached traffic on the bullring, Haudenschild was able to rimride his way to the lead on the eighth circuit. Pittman, the 2007 Outlaw winner at Riverside, committed to the bottom and took the lead back a lap later. A caution for 1981 Riverside Outlaw winner, Sammy Swindell, who was running in the top-five, halted the intense action.

Haudenschild wasn’t done yet as the young Wooster, OH native was banging down the wall trying to close in on Pittman. Unfortunately for Sheldon, he ended up on his lid in turn two on Lap 19. Sheldon would return to action with a damaged race car and limp his way to a 19th place finish.

An ((Open Red)) allowed teams to make minor adjustments and discuss their plan of action with 21 laps remaining.

“I was questioning what to do, the bottom was getting really slow in turns three and four, but my guys told me that Sheldon was banging down the wall and still couldn’t quite get by. I figured I would stick to what we were doing until someone showed me different,” Pittman said.

And that was the case as Pittman held off charges from McMahan and Sweet to win by .518 seconds. Brad Sweet was able to close in on the top off of turn four but was unable to make any ground up in one and two and ultimately settled for the runner-up position.

“The top was a little better in turn four, but I didn’t want to show Daryn my nose. We’ve had a couple of bad runs in a row, so it’s nice to get a good finish. This team deserves to be on the frontstretch,” Sweet said after exiting his NAPA Auto Parts No.49 machine.

Paul McMahan threatened for the lead multiple times in lapped traffic but came home third. “Everyone had me washed up two years ago, so to be up front and on the podium with these guys is a lot of fun,” McMahan said.

Rico Abreu was strong all night and finished fourth, his best finish of the season. David Gravel earned KSE Hard Charger honors coming from 21st to complete the top-five.

In no discounting fashion to the Feature, which saw action all over the track, it was the Heat Races that brought the capacity crowd to their feet. Specifically, Heat 2 that saw Arkansas native Derek Hagar charge from fifth to grab a Dash spot after spending nearly three laps three-wide with Kerry Madsen and Cale Thomas. The Dash also saw multiple laps of three-wide action. Highlights of both aforementioned qualifying events are posted on the World of Outlaws Twitter.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary season at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, MO before completing its triple-header weekend at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Abbreviated results from Riverside International Speedway:

Feature (40 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [4][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$5,500]; 3. 45-Paul McMahan [7][$3,200]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [3][$2,800]; 5. 5-David Gravel [21][$2,500]; 6. 26-Joey Saldana [13][$2,300]; 7. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [5][$2,200]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [16][$2,100]; 9. 41-Jason Johnson [11][$2,050]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [12][$2,000]; 11. 9JR-Derek Hagar [8][$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [17][$1,200]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [23][$1,100]; 14. 2M-Kerry Madsen [14][$1,050]; 15. 83-Cory Eliason [22][$1,000]; 16. 2-Shane Stewart [18][$900]; 17. 19-Brent Marks [25][$]; 18. 21-Carson Short [15][$800]; 19. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1][$800]; 20. 40-Howard Moore [19][$800]; 21. 91-Cale Thomas [10][$800]; 22. 18-Ian Madsen [24][$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$800]; 24. 3-Sammy Swindell [2][$800]; 25. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth [20][$800] Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-7, 9-40; Sheldon Haudenschild 8; KSE Hard Charger Award: 5-David Gravel[+16]

Qualifying: 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.746; 2. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.838; 3. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.016; 4. 45-Paul McMahan, 12.033; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.147; 6. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.199; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.208; 8. 3-Sammy Swindell, 12.21; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.21; 10. 5-David Gravel, 12.212; 11. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.22; 12. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.271; 13. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.274; 14. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.278; 15. 21-Carson Short, 12.31; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.364; 17. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.373; 18. 9JR-Derek Hagar, 12.439; 19. 40-Howard Moore, 12.502; 20. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.534; 21. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.558; 22. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.577; 23. 19-Brent Marks, 12.612; 24. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth, 12.628; 25. 47-Dale Howard, 12.635; 26. 13-Clyde Knipp, 12.725; 27. O-Andy McElhannon, 12.738; 28. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.812; 29. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.997; 30. OO-Dane Lorenc, 13.082; 31. 84-Brandon Hanks, 13.224; 32. 10P-Jim Perricone, 13.806

For full results from Riverside International Speedway, visit WoOSprint.com!

 

 

Schatz, Trio of First-Time Winners Making Early Season Headlines

CONCORD, NC - April 19, 2018 - As the World of Outlaws prepares for the grueling mid-season months of the 40th Anniversary season, the drivers are chasing Donny Schatz as he looks to collect his 10th Series title. Through a rain-infested month of March, the World of Outlaws has only had four different winners to start the season. The aforementioned Schatz has four wins to open the season, but alongside him are three new first-time Outlaw winners. Considering the last two seasons had a combined five first-time winners, three through a Mother Nature-influenced start to the season is quite remarkable.

The first new Outlaw winner came on Opening Night when 2017 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Sheldon Haudenschild used a late-race restart to pass Paul McMahan for the win at DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. Haudenschild, who came excruciatingly close to scoring a win during his rookie campaign, shrugged off the personal feat of his first Outlaw triumph, deflecting all the credit to his team, the Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall No.17. Sheldon didn’t wait long to score another win — it came two races at later at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway — and has since upped his total to three after blitzing the field, from ninth, at Bakersfield Speedway before Easter. Sheldon sits a modest 48 points behind Schatz as the season schedule begins to pick up.

While the World of Outlaws’ Spring California swing might be remembered most for Mother Nature’s dominance, it did produce two new winners on back-to-back weekends. Texas native and former ASCS Champion Aaron Reutzel secured an emotional first Outlaw win at the Tulare Thunderbowl. “I never thought this day would come. I’ve come so close, so many times, that you start to doubt yourself,” a teary-eyed Reutzel said in Victory Lane that night.

California Native Cory Eliason brought the local crowd to their feet at the Stockton Dirt Track the following weekend, dominating the field for his first Outlaw triumph. “To do this at home in front of my friends and family, it means so much,” Eliason, who sits 7th in Series points, said following his unforgettable night.

In a season, where the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is remembering history and the key figures in the sport, perhaps we have stumbled across some history of our own to open the 2018 campaign. The Haudenschild name has been a fixture on the World of Outlaws circuit for decades as Sheldon’s father, Jac – who owns 72 Outlaw wins to his credit – captured the hearts of Sprint Car fans across the country with his fearless, throttle-stomping, cushion-riding driving style. Now entering his second season on the tour full-time, it’s a safe assumption Sheldon Haudenschild is here to stay.

Both Aaron Reutzel and Cory Eliason have expressed serious interest in following the full World of Outlaws tour in the very near future and with both securing their first Outlaw win early in the 2018 campaign, who knows just how soon the World of Outlaws circuit will have some more new blood chasing the Series Championship.

New winners are inevitable, but this many, this early in the season leaves fair questions as to what is to come as the World of Outlaws schedule picks up. Surely, the likes of Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Daryn Pittman, Jason Johnson and Shane Stewart won’t stay winless for long, but will any of them catch up to the torrid pace that Donny Schatz and Sheldon Haudenschild have set in 2018.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action tomorrow in West Memphis, AR at Riverside International Speedway before the running of the Spring Classic at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, MO before finishing the triple-header weekend in Haubstadt, IN at Tri-State Speedway. If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

 

 

Schatz Storms from 12th for Fourth Win of Young Season

QUEEN CREEK, AZ – Donny Schatz started 12th and passed Shane Stewart on a Lap 20 restart to score his first career victory at Arizona Speedway Saturday Night in front of a standing room only crowd. It was Schatz, who was the fourth and final driver to lead a lap in the Feature, fourth win of the season as he extended his early season points lead in his quest for his tenth Series Championship.

California native Cory Eliason continued to show impressive speed winning the Craftsman Club Dash and leading the opening lap of the 30 lap Arizona Desert Shootout. That lead was short-lived, however, as Sheldon Haudenschild slid in front of the Roth Motorsports No.83 to lead the second circuit. Haudenschild, who entered the evening second in points and tied with Schatz with three wins, appeared to be the man to beat, extending his lead to a sizeable margin through lapped traffic.

A Lap 13 caution bunched the field together and Haudenschild extended the lead once again. The move of the restart, which proved to be crucial at the race’s end, was Donny Schatz powering from eighth to third on the bottom off of turn four.

Lap 16 saw disaster strike for Sheldon as the thin cushion in turn four got the better of the young Wooster, OH native. It was the second time in the young 2018 campaign that Haudenschild has brought out the yellow while leading. Unlike at Tulare, this time there was no damage to the NOS Energy Drink No.17 machine and he was able to restart at the rear of the field.

Sheldon’s misfortune moved Shane Stewart, who advanced forward from his fifth starting position, to the point. By Lap 20, when the thin cushion claimed two more victims – Brad Sweet and Brian Brown, Schatz had worked by Joey Saldana for the runner-up position and was ready to pounce on the next restart. Pounce he did, as Schatz shot underneath Stewart and led down the backstretch only to have the pass negated by another caution. That set up a single-file restart and Stewart went to the bottom entering turn one, only to see Schatz, this time on the outside of the speedway, roll by him down the backstretch once again. In an attempt to get the lead back from Schatz, Stewart allowed Saldana to regain the runner-up spot.

A pair of late race restarts allowed the field to have a crack at Schatz and Saldana had the crowd holding their breath with two to go as he narrowed the gap to three car-lengths. A valiant effort was not meant to be for the “Brownsburg Bullet” as he finished 0.821 seconds behind the Tony Stewart Racing No.15.

Schatz first order of business in Victory Lane was to express his thoughts to the Humboldt Broncos community following their hockey team’s tragic accident Friday evening. Additionally, the Tony Stewart Racing No.15 team had a little bit of a different look in the pit area tonight. “We were minus the backbone of our team tonight, Scuba broke his ankle at Bakersfield and is on the couch for a while,” Schatz explained.

“We’ve won in Arizona before, but not at this place. My race car was awesome all over the race track tonight, a true testament to my team’s excellence,” the Fargo, ND native said. When asked about the multitude of late-race restarts, Schatz chuckled and said, “I’m getting older and the older I get, the more patient I am.” It was Schatz’s 265th World of Outlaws victory in his illustrious career.

Saldana, who finished fourth last outing at Bakersfield, was pleased with his car speed once again. “Kevin Rudeen gives us a great car, with great equipment. We have everything we need to succeed and it’s starting to show. Hopefully we can win one of these soon, we’ve been real close the last two weeks.”

“It’s hard to win these races and it’s hard to win against guys like Donny Schatz. When you can finish on the front stretch, it’s a solid night,” Saldana added.

The KSE Hard Charger award went to Logan Schuchart, who charged from 16th to finish third. “What an improvement that was from our Qualifying effort. I can’t thank my guys enough. Our team never gives up,” a pleased Schuchart said.

Stewart settled for a fourth-place finish, his third straight top-five outing with Eliason rounding out the top five. Despite spinning past the halfway point of the race, Sheldon Haudenschild charged back to finish seventh at the checkered flag.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads to the Midwest next week with a date at the Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois on Friday, April 13th before heading to Haubstadt, IN the following night to compete at the Tri-State Speedway. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [12][$10,000]; 2. 26-Joey Saldana [2][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [16][$3,200]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [5][$2,800]; 5. 83-Cory Eliason [1][$2,500]; 6. 5-David Gravel [9][$2,300]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$2,200]; 8. 45-Paul McMahan [11][$2,100]; 9. 41-Jason Johnson [8][$2,050]; 10. 19-Brent Marks [17][$2,000]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [10][$1,500]; 12. 24-Rico Abreu [19][$1,200]; 13. 18-Ian Madsen [4][$1,100]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [15][$1,050]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [21][$1,000]; 16. OO-Dane Lorenc [18][$900]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [22][$800]; 18. 2B-Billy Chester [23][$800]; 19. 90-Randy Waitman [24][$800]; 20. 9-Daryn Pittman [13][$800]; 21. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg [7][$800]; 22. 21-Brian Brown [6][$800]; 23. 13-Clyde Knipp [20][$800]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [14][$800] Lap Leaders: Cory Eliason 1, Sheldon Haudenschild 2-16, Shane Stewart 17-20, Donny Schatz 21-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+13]

Qualifying: 1. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.96; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.96; 3. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.978; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.994; 5. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.006; 6. 21-Brian Brown, 13.06; 7. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.098; 8. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.103; 9. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.129; 10. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.144; 11. 26-Joey Saldana, 13.15; 12. 5-David Gravel, 13.155; 13. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.163; 14. 19-Brent Marks, 13.223; 15. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.243; 16. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.263; 17. 45-Paul McMahan, 13.272; 18. OO-Dane Lorenc, 13.272; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.308; 20. 2B-Billy Chester, 13.312; 21. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.347; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.425; 23. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.691; 24. 90-Randy Waitman, 21.534

For full results from Arizona Speedway on April 7, 2018 visit WoOSprint.com/results or click here!

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild Continues Torrid Start to 2018; Captures Third Win of Season at Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, CA – March 24, 2018 – Last year’s Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Sheldon Haudenschild means business in 2018, as the young Wooster, OH native scored his third World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the young 2018 season at Bakersfield Speedway. Haudenschild stormed to the front of the Feature from ninth and was undoubtedly the class of the field, winning by nearly three and a half seconds despite a late caution. Shane Stewart came from seventh for his second consecutive podium finish with early race leader Jason Johnson completing the all World of Outlaws regulars podium.

Johnson was attempting to pull a clean sweep of the program after setting fast time, winning his Heat and taking the Craftsman Club Dash, earning the pole for the 35-lap Feature. Johnson set a fast pace, surviving a couple of cautions and leading the first 14 laps.

2016 Bakersfield winner Brad Sweet appeared to be the man to beat when he took the lead, to a huge applause, on the 15th circuit from his fifth-starting position, after exchanging multiple slide jobs with Johnson. Disaster struck three laps later for Sweet as he did a full 360 rotation and a massive wheelie before his NAPA Auto Parts No.49 machine came to a stop in turn two.

That allowed Johnson to re-assume the lead with Haudenschild right beside him on the double-file restart. Johnson kept Sheldon at bay for a couple of laps as the duo traded the lead each corner for a handful of laps enthralling the large Bakersfield Speedway crowd once again. Haudenschild officially led Lap 23 and was never truly challenged after that point.

The excitement didn’t stop there though for the driver of the NOS Energy Drink, Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall No.17 as Sheldon asserted his dominance over the field by lapping cars at a rapid pace, throwing massive slide jobs along the way. On Lap 29, Sheldon saw a four-second lead erased for one final caution.

Sheldon powered away on the restart, with no challenge going to win by 3.446 seconds. Haudenschild was the topic amongst the crowd all night after coming from 10th in his Heat Race, after spinning, to finish third. “It just shows how good my guys are,” Haudenschild said in reference to his recovery from the Heat Race blunder. “A lot of guys were fighting for the bottom and I just went where the track was free,” Haudenschild added about his cushion-pounding move in the qualifying event.

“It feels really good to a get a third win this early on in the season. This NOS Energy Drink No.17 was on a rail all night,” Haudenschild said in Victory Lane.

Shane Stewart secured his second consecutive podium finish on the strength of restarts. “[Double-file restarts] are one of the crazy and cool things about the World of Outlaws and I’ve been on the wrong end of them before, but tonight they worked out for us. Hopefully, we can get a win here real soon,” Stewart said after exiting his DC Solar sponsored Kyle Larson Racing No.2 machine.

Jason Johnson was in good spirits with his third-place finish despite leading a large portion of the race. “We came up a little bit short, we were a little too free once the fuel burned off, but still a very good night for this team. It’s always good to be on the podium,” the Eunice, LA native said.

Joey Saldana came from 14th to finish fourth with Ian Madsen coming from 16th to complete the top five. Neither of those efforts was good enough to secure KSE Hard Charger honors as that belonged to Donny Schatz, who came from 21st to finish sixth. The first six finishers, and eight of the first nine across the line, were World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series regulars.

The Series takes next weekend off as the Series allows its drivers, crews and teams a weekend to observe the Easter Holiday. The Greatest Show on Dirt continues its 40th Anniversary Season at Arizona Speedway on April 7, tickets can be purchased here. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to tune into DIRTVision.com to watch all the action live!

Feature: (35 Laps) 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [9][$10,000]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [7][$5,500]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [1][$3,200]; 4. 26-Joey Saldana [14][$2,800]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [16][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [21][$2,300]; 7. 21X-Carson Macedo [10][$2,200]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [19][$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][$2,050]; 10. 7S-Tim Kaeding [4][$2,000]; 11. 24-Rico Abreu [23][$1,500]; 12. 5-David Gravel [18][$1,200]; 13. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$1,100]; 14. 19-Brent Marks [15][$1,050]; 15. 83-Cory Eliason [6][$1,000]; 16. 57-Giovanni Scelzi [13][$900]; 17. O-Bud Kaeding [2][$800]; 18. 7SS-Jason Sides [8][$800]; 19. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [24][$800]; 20. 87-Aaron Reutzel [22][$800]; 21. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [3][$800]; 22. 49X-Tim Shaffer [20][$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [12][$800]; 24. 45-Paul McMahan [17][$800]; Lap Leaders: Jason Johnson 1-14, 19-22; Brad Sweet 15-18; Sheldon Haudenschild 23-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+15]

Qualifying: 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.271; 2. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 11.362; 3. 7SS-Jason Sides, 11.388; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 11.393; 5. O-Bud Kaeding, 11.405; 6. 83-Cory Eliason, 11.472; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.506; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.519; 9. 57-Giovanni Scelzi, 11.519; 10. 26-Joey Saldana, 11.527; 11. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.53; 12. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.548; 13. 45-Paul McMahan, 11.561; 14. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.573; 15. 29-Willie Croft, 11.576; 16. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.592; 17. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.6; 18. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.617; 19. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.633; 20. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 11.658; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.604; 22. 5-David Gravel, 11.698; 23. 19-Brent Marks, 11.74; 24. 24-Rico Abreu, 11.75; 25. 22-Shane Golobic, 11.798; 26. 21X-Carson Macedo, 11.813; 27. 98-Sean Watts, 11.944; 28. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 11.962; 29. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.979; 30. OO-Dane Lorenc, 11.995; 31. 88N-DJ Netto, 12.005; 32. 68-Chase Johnson, 12.052; 33. 16A-Colby Copeland, 12.077; 34. 13-Clyde Knipp, 12.109; 35. 86-Chris Ennis, 12.333; 36. 10-Matthew Moles, 12.612; 37. 28-Nathan Rolfe, 12.633

 

 

Cory Eliason Leads All 30 Laps to Score First Career Outlaw Victory at Stockton

STOCKTON, CA - March 17, 2018 – California native Cory Eliason, aboard the famed Roth Motorsports No.83, dominated the FVP Platinum Battery Western Spring Shootout at Stockton to score his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory. Eliason, who scored a career-high second place finish last weekend at Tulare, survived numerous cautions to secure the hometown victory. Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Contender Ian Madsen finished second with Shane Stewart completing the podium.

Eliason won the Craftsman Club Dash, earning the pole for the 30-lap Feature alongside FVP-sponsored driver Brian Brown. Eliason powered out to the early lead on the elbows up surface and reached lapped traffic on the fourth circuit.

The first of a handful of cautions came on lap 10 as the hole in turn three swallowed up Brown while he was running second. That allowed Rico Abreu to assume second only temporarily, as a few laps later during a caution for Parker Price-Miller, Abreu surrendered his runner-up position and pulled into the work area.

When action resumed, Madsen found himself in second looking for a way around Eliason. The Selma, CA native was masterful in traffic, never allowing the field to mount a serious challenge. The closest call of the night for Eliason was entering turn one on lap 24, as his No.83 car hit a rut and bobbled heavily.

Brad Sweet, while running in the top five, slowed to a stop with three laps remaining giving the field one last chance to steal a victory from Eliason. But, it was not meant to be tonight, Eliason was the class of the field as he distanced himself from the field on the restart to win by nearly two seconds.

“It feels great to finally get an Outlaw win. And at home, too,” an out-of-breath Eliason said in Victory Lane. “That track was technical and it definitely wore me out. Hopefully we can another one next weekend,” Eliason added.

Ian Madsen was pleased with his runner-up finish, “We had nothing for those guys. Congrats to Cory on his first career win. This was a great night for our KCP team. We haven’t had much luck to start the season, so it’s great to a good night under our belt.”

Likewise, Shane Stewart was also happy for his first podium finish of 2018. “I don’t think it was the prettiest third place run; but we’ll take it,” Stewart said with a chuckle. “We need some good runs to get our momentum rolling.”

10th-starting Carson Macedo followed up his top-five at Tulare with an impressive fourth place finish. Tim Kaeding, aboard Jason Sides No. 7S, came from 13th to complete the top five.

During intermission, the World of Outlaws announced that the Brad Sweet Placerville Short Track Showdown has been postponed to Wednesday, September 12. The Outlaws continue their 40th Anniversary Season Friday, March 23 at Ocean Speedway before heading south to Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday, March 24. Tickets for both events are still available at woosprint.com. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to tune into DIRTVision.com for live video of every World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race in 2018.

Abbreviated Results from Stockton - March 17, 2018

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 83-Cory Eliason [1][$10,000]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [3][$5,500]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [6][$3,200]; 4. 21X-Carson Macedo [10][$2,800]; 5. 7S-Tim Kaeding [13][$2,500]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [11][$2,300]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [12][$2,200]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [20][$2,100]; 9. 5-David Gravel [5][$2,050]; 10. 29-Willie Croft [15][$2,000]; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [21][$1,500]; 12. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$1,200]; 13. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [9][$1,100]; 14. 15-Donny Schatz [16][$1,050]; 15. 45-Paul McMahan [17][$1,000]; 16. 4-Parker Price-Miller [22][$900]; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$800]; 18. 3C-Tanner Thorson [18][$800]; 19. 57-Giovanni Scelzi [23][$800]; 20. 87-Aaron Reutzel [14][$800]; 21. 24-Rico Abreu [4][$800]; 22. 21-Brian Brown [2][$800]; 23. 49X-Tim Shaffer [19][$800]; 24. 19-Brent Marks [24][$800]; 25. OO-Dane Lorenc [25][$]; Lap Leaders: Cory Eliason 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 9-Daryn Pittman[+12]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 21-Brian Brown, 13.007; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.111; 3. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.16; 4. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.202; 5. 45-Paul McMahan, 13.208; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.245; 7. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 13.25; 8. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.255; 9. 57-Giovanni Scelzi, 13.276; 10. 29-Willie Croft, 13.299; 11. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 13.319; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.37; 13. 7SS-Jason Sides, 13.403; 14. 68-Chase Johnson, 13.41; 15. 88N-DJ Netto, 13.45; 16. 7-John Carney, 13.693; 17. 22-Shane Golobic, 13.7; 18. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.889; 19. 28-Nathan Rolfe, NT; 20. OO-Dane Lorenc, 13.482

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.129; 2. 5-David Gravel, 13.132; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.176; 4. 83-Cory Eliason, 13.178; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.178; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.213; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.231; 8. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.237; 9. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.251; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.252; 11. 21X-Carson Macedo, 13.342; 12. 19-Brent Marks, 13.406; 13. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, 13.492; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.504; 15. 26-Joey Saldana, 13.55; 16. 5H-Michael Kofoid, 13.612; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.777; 18. 98-Sean Watts, 13.822; 19. 3C-Tanner Thorson, 13.835

For full results, visit woosprint.com

 

 

Reutzel Earns First Outlaw Win in Thunderbowl Thriller

TULARE, CA – March 9, 2018 – Texas native Aaron Reutzel scored his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory in thrilling fashion after exchanging multiple slide jobs with local driver Cory Eliason. A lap 20 yellow for then race leader Sheldon Haudenschild bunched the field together and Reutzel began picking off the leaders in exciting fashion. Eliason settled for second with Donny Schatz completing the podium.

Eliason, aboard the famed Roth Motorsports No.83, won the Craftsman Club Dash, earning the pole for the 35-lap Feature alongside fellow California native Jason Meyers. Eliason, in search of his first Outlaw victory, set the pace for the first 11 laps before giving way to red-hot Sheldon Haudenschild on the 12th circuit.

Sheldon, who set a new Tulare track record in qualifying, seemingly had the fastest car on the track and maneuvered the heavy lapped traffic well as he continued to extend his lead. Coming off of turn four on lap 18, Haudenschild got into the back of a lapped car and the Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall No.17 never settled down. Haudenschild muscled his ill-handling machine through turn one and two, before making heavy contact with the frontstretch wall at the completion of the lap, ending the young gun's bid for his third win of the young season.

Eliason assumed the lead, but this time with nine-time Series Champion Donny Schatz alongside of him. The young Visalia, CA native got a strong restart and established a sizeable lead over the veteran. Reutzel, who restarted sixth, came to life as he pounded the cushion, weaving in and out of cars grabbing third on lap 23 and passing Schatz two circuits later to claim the second spot.

Reutzel arrived at leader Eliason on lap 28 and the duo waged war for the top spot, as you would expect of two drivers looking for their first World of Outlaws victory. The duo exchanged sliders in each corner exciting the large Thunderbowl Raceway crowd. Reutzel secured the victory on lap 31 as he powered his Baughman/Reutzel owned No.87 around Eliason down the backstretch and pulled away for his first career Outlaw triumph.

“This is a dream come true. I’ve led a handful of Outlaw shows in the past, but never been able to finish the job; you start doubting yourself. It’s something you don’t think will ever happen,” a jubilant Reutzel said. “It all played out perfect tonight. This track is truly special. It fits my driving style – gas it up on the fence. I am so lucky to have the people behind me that I do,” the former 360-winged sprint car ace added.

Eliason settled for second and was in good spirits, “It’s always tough when you are out front in traffic. Aaron drove a great race. Hopefully, the weather cooperates, and we get another chance at it tomorrow,” he said.

Schatz was also pleased with his podium finish as he extended his early Series points lead, “A top-three finish is very respectable for us at Tulare. We usually don’t run too well on tracks like this.”

Dominic Scelzi and 12th-starting Carson Macedo completed the top five. Tim Kaeding, aboard the Sides Motorsports No.7S, earned KSE Hard Charger honors coming from 16th to finish eighth in his first start for Sides. Action continues Saturday night at the Thunderbowl Raceway as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tackles the high-banked bullring once again.

Feature (35 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4][$10,000]; 2. 83-Cory Eliason [1][$5,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$3,000]; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [8][$2,700]; 5. 21X-Carson Macedo [12][$2,500]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [10][$2,200]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$2,000]; 8. 7S-Tim Kaeding [16][$1,800]; 9. 14-Jason Meyers [2][$1,600]; 10. 24-Rico Abreu [11][$1,450]; 11. 57-Giovanni Scelzi [7][$1,300]; 12. 18-Ian Madsen [14][$1,200]; 13. 45-Paul McMahan [17][$1,100]; 14. 29-Willie Croft [21][$1,000]; 15. 4-Parker Price-Miller [9][$950]; 16. 2-Shane Stewart [19][$900]; 17. 41-Jason Johnson [20][$850]; 18. 21-Brian Brown [18][$750]; 19. 5-David Gravel [13][$725]; 20. 26-Joey Saldana [26][$]; 21. OO-Dane Lorenc [28][$]; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart [25][$]; 23. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$700]; 24. 49X-Tim Shaffer [23][$700]; 25. 88N-DJ Netto [22][$700]; 26. 13-Clyde Knipp [27][$]; 27. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [15][$700]; 28. 1A-Jacob Allen [24][$700]; Lap Leaders: Cory Eliason 1-11, 20-30; Sheldon Haudenschild 12-19, Aaron Reutzel 31-35

KSE Hard Charger Award: 7S-Tim Kaeding[+8]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 57-Giovanni Scelzi, 12.568; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.656; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.673; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.708; 5. 5-David Gravel, 12.712; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.769; 7. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.793; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.854; 9. 45-Paul McMahan, 12.868; 10. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.869; 11. 29-Willie Croft, 12.876; 12. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 12.897; 13. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.908; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.963; 15. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.975; 16. O-Bud Kaeding, 13.066; 17. 68-Chase Johnson, 13.073; 18. 5H-Michael Kofoid, 13.104; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.268; 20. 10-Matthew Moles, 13.385; 21. 7SS-Jason Sides, 13.533; 22. 98-Sean Watts, 13.825

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.511(NEW TRACK RECORD); 2. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.744; 3. 14-Jason Meyers, 12.768; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.779; 5. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.782; 6. 21X-Carson Macedo, 12.796; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.865; 8. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 12.87; 9. 21-Brian Brown, 12.882; 10. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.91; 11. 88N-DJ Netto, 12.967; 12. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.983; 13. 3C-Tanner Thorson, 13.021; 14. 22-Shane Golobic, 13.027; 15. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier, 13.038; 16. 19-Brent Marks, 13.09; 17. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.212; 18. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, 13.328; 19. 7-John Carney, 13.446; 20. OO-Dane Lorenc, 13.745; 21. 28-Nathan Rolfe, 13.798

 

 

Tim Shaffer: Full-Time Outlaw for 2018

CONCORD, NC – March 4, 2018 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is thrilled to announce that The Steel City Outlaw Tim Shaffer and car owner Jeff Rudzik have signed on as full-time Outlaws for the 2018 40th Anniversary Season in the familiar No.49X machine.

Shaffer has been a staple with The Greatest Show on Dirt since scoring his first career victory 20 years ago in Elma, WA at Grays Harbor Raceway in 1998. A year later, Tim Shaffer was crowned the 1999 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year with the World of Outlaws before spending the better part of the next decade as a Series regular.

“We feel extremely competitive and I don’t how many years left I have doing this. Most importantly, I am enjoying myself out here,” Shaffer, who scored two Outlaw wins in 2017, cited as his main reason for joining the Outlaws full-time. “I work really with Cody Jacobs as my crew chief and we have had a lot of speed, while also enjoying ourselves,” Shaffer added with a smile.

Shaffer will land in the Sprint Car Hall of Fame when he chooses to retire on the strength of his 25 Outlaw wins, 60 All-Star Circuit of Champion triumphs, hundreds of regional victories and, of course, his unforgettable 2010 Knoxville Nationals Championship.

“I was on the road for about 10 years and I bet it has been about 10 years since I was last out here. I absolutely love it,” the Aliquippa, PA native said.

During those 10 years when Shaffer was not a full-time Outlaw, he re-established himself as a dominant force in Pennsylvania and Ohio amidst capturing four consecutive All-Star Championships.

Shaffer’s addition brings the current total of full-time Outlaws to a whopping 19 as they head West for California. Tim Shaffer left us with this parting thought, “This is really exciting. I feel at home again.”

Catch Shaffer and the rest of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series next at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA March 9 and 10. As always, if you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on DIRTVision.com.
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Outlaws Set to Battle Northern California's Finest During the Month of March

California tour kicks off March 9-10 at Tulare

CONCORD, NC - March 3, 2018 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is set to embark on a month-long journey of the Golden State, where they will battle some of the toughest local competition they will face see all season. After a washout in Perris, the Outlaws first date in California will be a two-day affair at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on March 9 and 10. The Series will race three weekends in California as well as a mid-week race at Placerville Speedway on Wednesday, March 21.

Last year in Tulare, David Gravel scored his first of 18 victories on the first night with Donny Schatz capturing his eye-opening sixth win of the 2017 on Night Two. Through five races in 2018, The Greatest Show on Dirt has seen two faces dominate, the aforementioned Schatz has three wins with young Sheldon Haudenschild notching his first two career Outlaw triumphs as well.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is celebrating its 40th Anniversary and currently has 19 teams following the tour full-time. Of those is Grass Valley, CA native Brad Sweet, who is coming off a strong season that saw him finish second in Series points. "It's always nice to be home. Every racer likes to be in their home state in front of their family and friends," Sweet said about the upcoming California swing. "We race all over the country, it's nice to be able to sleep in your bed in between races," Sweet, who is currently third in the Series point standings, added with a smile.

After Tulare, the Outlaws return to the Stockton Dirt Track on March 16 and 17 with the running of the FVP Platinum Battery Western Spring Shootout. Last year it was the California Outlaw Brad Sweet topping a stout field of 39 cars for his first victory of the season. The other night was lost to Mother Nature.

Sweet will once again take center stage on Wednesday, March 21 when the Series runs the Brad Sweet Placerville Short Track Showdown presented by NAPA Auto Parts. "I live in Placerville now, it's great that my home community can bring an event like this together that has an impact. It is a huge group effort that couldn't happen without a lot of hard work from a lot of people. I'm glad to be a part of it," Sweet said of the upcoming mid-week race.

There's a lot for Brad Sweet to be excited about as two days later the Outlaws will invade Ocean Speedway and Bakersfield Speedway on March 23 and 24, respectively. The Outlaws did not race at either track last year but did so in 2016 with Sweet stealing the show and winning both events.

Following a weekend off for Easter, the Outlaws will conclude their West Coast swing with the running of the Arizona Desert Shootout at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, AZ. It will only be the third ever visit to the facility by the World of Outlaws, with previous winners being Rico Abreu and Shane Stewart.
It's a jam-packed month and if you can't make it to the track, you can catch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com with their new FAST PASS option that gives you 30 days of live video coverage for just $39.

 

 


 

Schatz Gets Underneath Haudenschild Late to Win Third Feature of 2018 in FVP Outlaw Showdown at Las Vegas

 
Schatz, Haudenschild go one-two again, have combined for all five WoO Feature wins to open 2018

 
LAS VEGAS, NV - March 1, 2018 - Donny Schatz patiently chased Sheldon Haudenschild all Feature before taking the lead with five laps remaining to capture Night Two of the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Haudenschild led 25 laps but settled for second to continue his torrid start to 2018 with David Gravel coming from 12th to complete the podium.
 
Texas native Aaron Reutzel, in search of his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory, won the Craftsman Club Dash earning the pole, but it was Haudenschild getting the jump to lead lap one of the Feature. Schatz started fifth and began working the bottom of the speedway meticulously, yet effectively moving into third on lap six and by Reutzel into second one lap later.
 
Haudenschild's lead disappeared in traffic as he and the nine-time Series Champion were side by side at the line on lap 12. As the duo entered turn one, the lone Red Flag of the Feature halted action as Kerry Madsen got upside in turn two. Madsen walked away from the incident under his own power.
 
A lap 15 caution gave Schatz the opportunity to size up the Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall No. 17. The duo battled side-by-side for a pair of laps with the young Haudenschild pounding the cushion and the veteran Schatz smooth as can be on the bottom.
 
Two laps later, on another restart, Schatz slipped as far back as fifth but came back a man possessed and charged his way, on the bottom, back to the runner-up position in time for the final caution of the night, which flew on lap 22.
 
Haudenschild fended off Schatz for a trio of laps before lowering his line in turn three and four, allowing Schatz to get underneath him and lead lap 26. Sheldon got up on the wheel and made it close in the final laps but was unable to secure the sweep of the weekend, settling for second. .
 
"I felt like I ran 29 good laps and one not very good lap and Donny is great at capitalizing on any mistake," Haudenschild said after the race. "I'm still really happy with our performance this weekend. I can't thank NOS Energy Drink, the Marshall family and Ricky [Stenhouse Jr.] enough. We are having a lot of fun and that's what matters most," the Wooster, OH native added.
 
"Sheldon was really good on the cushion and I was kind of married to the bottom because I knew you are not going to pass him up there," Schatz, who has now won three of the five Outlaw races in 2018, said.
 
When asked about his hiccup and falling back on the restart, Schatz smiled and said, "Well, that's what it makes it fun. We made up for it. My guys gave me an awesome working race car and we are looking forward to Ricky [Warner] coming back to us, but we are hitting on all cylinders right now. Hopefully we can keep winning some more races," Schatz added.
 
For the second consecutive night, David Gravel charged from deep to a top-five finish, this time coming from 12th to complete the podium. "We are passing a lot of cars in the Feature, we just need to qualify better and get some better track position. Hats off to my guys, we had to change motors before Qualifying and we are able to bounce back," a pleased Gravel said.
 
FVP sponsored driver Brian Brown bounced back from a DNF in the Craftsman Club Dash to finish fourth with Reutzel completing the top five. Logan Schuchart earned KSE Hard Charger honors coming from 22nd to eighth.
 
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series begin its month-long journey through California Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Perris Auto Speedway. For tickets to the SoCal Showdown, click here. As always, you can catch all the action live on
DIRTVision.com!  
ABBREVIATED RACE RESULTS FROM : The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway - March 1, 2018
Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$10,000]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$5,000]; 3. 5-David Gravel [12][$3,000]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [8][$2,700]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$2,200]; 7. 14-Jason Meyers [3][$2,000]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [22][$1,800]; 9. 26-Joey Saldana [7][$1,600]; 10. 2-Shane Stewart [20][$1,450]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [16][$1,300]; 12. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [18][$1,200]; 13. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [21][$1,100]; 14. 4-Parker Price-Miller [11][$1,000]; 15. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg [10][$950]; 16. 24R-Rico Abreu [17][$900]; 17. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [24][$850]; 18. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4][$750]; 19. 83-Cory Eliason [19][$725]; 20. 41-Jason Johnson [25][$]; 21. 29-Willie Croft [15][$700]; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser [27][$]; 23. 17A-Austin McCarl [14][$700]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$700]; 25. 9-Daryn Pittman [26][$]; 26. 2M-Kerry Madsen [13][$700]; 27. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [23][$700]
Lap Leaders: Sheldon Haudenschild 1-25, Donny Schatz 26-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+14]
 
Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.123; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 15.24; 3. 26-Joey Saldana, 15.248; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.323; 5. 57-Giovanni Scelzi, 15.402; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.464; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.475; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.492; 9. 24R-Rico Abreu, 15.51; 10. 83-Cory Eliason, 15.514; 11. 88N-DJ Netto, 15.593; 12. 29-Willie Croft, 15.603; 13. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 15.659; 14. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 15.687; 15. 24-Terry McCarl, 15.732; 16. 13-Clyde Knipp, 15.775; 17. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 15.887; 18. 2B-Billy Chester, 16.031; 19. OO-Dane Lorenc, 16.403; 20. 22-Cori Andrews, 17.035; 21. 90-Randy Waitman, 17.34; 22. 45T-Trevor Baker, NT
 
Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg, 15.496; 2. 14-Jason Meyers, 15.515; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 15.518; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.583; 5. 17A-Austin McCarl, 15.606; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 15.641; 7. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 15.677; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 15.695; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.714; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 15.719; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman, 15.724; 12. 5-David Gravel, 15.771; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.777; 14. 41-Jason Johnson, 15.798; 15. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier, 15.867; 16. 19-Brent Marks, 15.916; 17. 45-Paul McMahan, 16.053; 18. 3C-Tanner Thorson, 16.065; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.07; 20. 10-Matthew Moles, 16.408; 21. 11-Max McGhee, 16.506; 22. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.619
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

 
Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's
1 15 Donny Schatz 738 0 3 5 5
2 17 Sheldon Haudenschild 726 -12 2 4 5
3 49 Brad Sweet 692 -46 0 3 4
4 41 Jason Johnson 672 -66 0 2 4
5 2 Shane Stewart 668 -70 0 1 4
6 5 David Gravel 658 -80 0 3 4
7 49X Tim Shaffer 630 -108 0 2 2
8 2M Kerry Madsen 628 -110 0 0 3
9 21 Brian Brown 626 -112 0 1 2
10 1S Logan Schuchart 606 -132 0 0 1
11 45 Paul McMahan 604 -134 0 1 3
12 9 Daryn Pittman 602 -136 0 0 1
13 26 Joey Saldana 594 -144 0 0 1
14 4 Parker Price-Miller 588 -150 0 0 1
15 11K Kraig Kinser 582 -156 0 0 0
16 83 Cory Eliason 568 -170 0 1 1
17 18 Ian Madsen 564 -174 0 0 0
18 19 Brent Marks 564 -174 0 0 2
19 24R Rico Abreu 550 -188 0 0 1
20 7S Jason Sides 516 -222 0 0 0

 

Sheldon Haudenschild Survives Marathon Vegas Feature for Second Win of 2018

Anthony Corini

LAS VEGAS, NV (February 28, 2017) – Sheldon Haudenschild and his new Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall racing are firing on all cylinders in 2018. Haudenschild assumed the lead after early leader Brian Brown slowed with a flat tire 10 laps in and held off veterans Donny Schatz and Tim Shaffer on numerous restarts to score the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory on Night 1 of the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 10th-starting Donny Schatz and 12th-starting Brad Sweet completed the podium.

FVP sponsored driver Brian Brown was vying for a perfect night after setting fast time in Flight B of Qualifying, dominating his Heat and winning the Craftsman Club Dash. Brown led the first 10 laps of the Feature before succumbing to a flat tire in turn four, bringing out the first of many cautions in the 30-lap Feature.

Haudenschild, who had closed in on Brown significantly before his tire blew, assumed the lead with Shaffer to his inside. The next four laps saw three cautions for three different drivers. By the halfway point, Haudenschild separated himself from Shaffer and 16th-starting David Gravel and worked his way into third. A lap later, Donny Schatz blasted underneath Gravel and Shaffer to secure second.

Willie Croft slowed to a stop bringing out the caution with Schatz to the inside of Haudenschild. Brent Marks spun on the ensuing restart, setting up a single-file restart. The next start Logan Schuchart hit the infield tire in turn four and Cory Eliason did the same thing on attempt number three of Lap 21. Schuchart and Eliason, who were both competing for a top-five finish, did not return.

Ian Madsen slowed with seven to go forcing an Open Red and giving Schatz one more chance to steal the win away from Sheldon. It was not meant to be as Haudenschild powered away on the restart and went on to win by 1.417 seconds.

When asked about the multitude of restarts, Haudenschild said, “It was difficult. On one hand, you are happy because you get a couple of laps with a free track, but it gets hard to jump in front of guys like Shaffer and Schatz on consecutive restarts.”

“To get a win here, where I don’t have a lot of laps is awesome,” the Wooster, OH native added. After capturing the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award last season without winning a Feature, Haudenschild has now won two of the four World of Outlaws races completed to open 2018.

Schatz, who edged in front of Haudenschild on one of the Lap 20 restarts only to have it negated by another caution, said, “That’s the way racing is,” before adding, “It was a handful out there, but the guys gave me a great car and we will settle for second tonight.”

Sweet, who quietly worked his way forward late in the race, was happy with third, “It was a marathon,” the Grass Valley, CA native said with a grin. “I got up there early and made a few mistakes. Luckily, we had a good enough car to get back up there. We’ll be back tomorrow and hopefully put on a better show.”

Shaffer and Gravel held on to complete the top five with Jason Johnson, 21st-starting Kerry Madsen, Daryn Pittman, Brent Marks and Jason Meyers completing the top ten. Despite bringing out the caution with 10 laps remaining, Brent Marks still earned KSE Hard Charger honors coming back to finish ninth.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Thursday evening for the conclusion of the FVP Outlaw Showdown. As always, you can catch all the action live on DIRTVision.com.
ABBREVIATED RACE RESULTS FROM : The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – February 28, 2018
Feature: 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$5,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [12][$3,000]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4][$2,700]; 5. 5-David Gravel [16][$2,500]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [7][$2,200]; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen [21][$2,000]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [9][$1,800]; 9. 19-Brent Marks [25][$900]; 10. 14-Jason Meyers [3][$1,450]; 11. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [23][$1,300]; 12. 2-Shane Stewart [15][$1,200]; 13. 26-Joey Saldana [26][$400]; 14. 21-Brian Brown [1][$1,000]; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [17][$950]; 16. 18-Ian Madsen [8][$900]; 17. 4-Parker Price-Miller [13][$850]; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser [24][$750]; 19. 17A-Austin McCarl [14][$725]; 20. 83-Cory Eliason [5][$700]; 21. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6][$700]; 22. 29-Willie Croft [18][$700]; 23. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [19][$700]; 24. 45-Paul McMahan [11][$700]; 25. 24R-Rico Abreu [20][$700]; 26. 24-Terry McCarl [22][$700]; Lap Leaders: Brian Brown 1-10, Sheldon Haudenschild 11-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+16]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.015; 2. 14-Jason Meyers, 14.131; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.134; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 14.14; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 14.188; 6. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.236; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.247; 8. 45-Paul McMahan, 14.286; 9. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 14.321; 10. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.342; 11. 24-Terry McCarl, 14.351; 12. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 14.371; 13. OO-Dane Lorenc, 14.382; 14. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier, 14.403; 15. 57-Giovanni Scelzi, 14.409; 16. 26-Joey Saldana, 14.416; 17. 3C-Tanner Thorson, 14.479; 18. 45T-Trevor Baker, 14.526; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.562; 20. 11-Max McGhee, 14.576; 21. 19-Brent Marks, 14.599; 22. 2B-Billy Chester, 15.26

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 21-Brian Brown, 14.106; 2. 41-Jason Johnson, 14.111; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.158; 4. 83-Cory Eliason, 14.198; 5. 17A-Austin McCarl, 14.207; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.21; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.211; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.248; 9. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 14.261; 10. 5-David Gravel, 14.267; 11. 29-Willie Croft, 14.348; 12. 24R-Rico Abreu, 14.359; 13. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.404; 14. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 14.407; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.469; 16. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 14.469; 17. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.58; 18. 88N-DJ Netto, 14.68; 19. 13-Clyde Knipp, 14.7; 20. 10-Matthew Moles, 15.102; 21. 22-Cori Andrews, 15.185; 22. 90-Randy Waitman, 15.48

Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5’s Top 10’s
1 15 Donny Schatz 588 0 2 4 4
2 17 Sheldon Haudenschild 580 -8 2 3 4
3 41 Jason Johnson 562 -26 0 2 4
4 49 Brad Sweet 554 -34 0 3 3
5 2 Shane Stewart 538 -50 0 1 3
6 2M Kerry Madsen 526 -62 0 0 3
7 49X Tim Shaffer 516 -72 0 2 2
8 5 David Gravel 514 -74 0 2 3
9 45 Paul McMahan 514 -74 0 1 3
10 9 Daryn Pittman 500 -88 0 0 1
11 21 Brian Brown 484 -104 0 0 1
12 11K Kraig Kinser 476 -112 0 0 0
13 19 Brent Marks 474 -114 0 0 2
14 1S Logan Schuchart 472 -116 0 0 0
15 4 Parker Price-Miller 466 -122 0 0 1
16 26 Joey Saldana 462 -126 0 0 0
17 83 Cory Eliason 456 -132 0 1 1
18 18 Ian Madsen 436 -152 0 0 0
19 24R Rico Abreu 432 -156 0 0 1
20 7S Jason Sides 426 -162 0 0 0

 

 

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Announces Official Partnership with NOS Energy Drink

Outlaws Return to Action Next Week at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

CONCORD, NC - Feb. 21, 2018 - The World of Outlaws is excited to welcome NOS® Energy Drink- as the preferred energy drink of the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series. "Our whole company is excited to be involved with the World of Outlaws," said Lauren Albano, Marketing Director for NOS® Energy. "Dirt racing has shown its strength in popularity and fan loyalty, and it's a natural fit for the NOS brand."

NOS® Energy has upheld its commitment to motorsports since its inception, with sponsorships ranging from pavement to drift to off-road. Now the well-known brand joins forces with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

"We're thrilled to have NOS as a partner with the Series," said World of Outlaws CMO Ben Geisler. "We run the most grueling schedule in motorsports with over 90 races from coast to coast every year, so our drivers, crews and fans can always use a boost."

NOS® Energy Drink contains CMPLX6 for high-performance energy and enhanced mental focus for those who want to live like a champion. And the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers definitely want to live like champions. With 91 races at 53 tracks in 24 states during the 2018 season, these teams live life in the fast lane, spending more than 250 days of the year and over 30,000 highway miles on the road from race to race.

In addition to the Series sponsorship, NOS® Energy has signed on as primary sponsor of the No. 17 Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing team, with 2017 Rookie of the Year Sheldon Haudenschild at the helm. The NOS Energy team will compete full time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

About NOS Energy Drink: Based in Corona, California, NOS is part of the Monster Energy Company, acquired from The Coca-Cola Company in 2015. Launched in 2005, NOS Energy Drink fuels performance by providing high performance energy and enhanced mental focus you need to stay ahead of the pack. Whether on the track, tuning a favorite car in the garage, or conquering your day, NOS delivers a kick. Rooted in auto-culture, NOS Energy Drink is a proud partner of Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Kyle Busch and Chris Forsberg. High Performance Energy. High Performance Athletes. For more information, visit drinknos.com or facebook.com/NOSEnergyDrink.

 

 

The Greatest Show on Dirt Set to Invade Texas for First Time in 2018

Outlaws will make second-ever visit to Cotton Bowl, 12th visit to LoneStar next weekend

CONCORD, NC - February 14, 2018 - After an exciting DIRTcar Nationals in Florida, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is set to invade Texas for the first of two visits in 2018. The Outlaws will return to the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, TX for just the second time in the Series 40-year history on Friday, February 23, 2018 before making their 12th appearance at the LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, February 24.

Now nine-time Series Champion, Donny Schatz is off to the fastest start of his illustrious career coming off four Feature wins in five starts, including a sweep of the All-Star Circuit of Champions, at Volusia Speedway Park to capture his first ever DIRTcar Nationals Big Gator Championship. In Outlaw competition, Schatz scored wins on consecutive nights to end the week and opened the season with a 14th to fourth charge on a lightning-fast surface.

The story of 2018 for the rest of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is who will challenge Schatz this year. With arguably the strongest group of Outlaws in over a decade, Brad Sweet, coming off a runner-up finish at the DIRTcar Nationals, seems ready to go.

"We worked all week and we're still chasing the No.15," Sweet, who won the lone Outlaw appearance at Cotton Bowl back in 2016, said after DIRTcar Nationals. "He makes us better," last year's runner-up in the Series Point Standings added.

Saturday night the World of Outlaws will travel down the road to LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, TX to the 1/3rd mile oval. The Series returned to LoneStar last year for the first time in seven years with none other than Donny Schatz dominating the event, leading all 35 laps. Will Schatz lead the way again?

Perhaps, Sheldon Haudenschild in his new ride, the Stenhouse Jr. - Marshall NOS Energy No.17, is ready to make some more noise. The 2017 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year wasted no time getting acquainted with his new ride winning the Season Opener at Volusia, his first ever Outlaw triumph, in thrilling fashion. The next two nights, Haudenschild charged from 21st to seventh and 13th to third, allowing the second-generation racer to leave Florida second in the Outlaw Point Standings, just 12 markers back of Schatz.

Jason Johnson enters the weekend third in points, 18 points back, on the strength of two top-five finishes at Volusia, including a heartbreaking runner-up finish where he led 28 of the 30 laps before Schatz stole the victory. Interestingly enough, Johnson and Haudenschild finished on the podium in 2017 at LoneStar and will look to ride that confidence into the weekend.

A stout field of entries is expected for both nights in Texas with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Along with the 17 teams that will follow the full Series, Indiana's Joey Saldana, Pennsylvania's Tim Shaffer, Iowa's Terry and Austin McCarl, California's Cory Eliason, Dominic and Giovanni Scelzi are among the confirmed entries for the weekend's action. Texas natives Aaron Reutzel, who moved up to 410 Sprint Cars full time in 2018, and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. will look to score a hometown victory.

Tickets for both events are available at WoOSprint.com or by clicking which track you are looking for here Cotton Bowl / LoneStar. If you cannot make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action live on DIRTVision.com as they will broadcast every race from the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series 40th Anniversary Season live to fans across the globe. The Outlaws will return to Texas on April 27, 28 for the running of the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX.

 

 

Schatz Masters Lapped Traffic to Capture Second Consecutive Win and First DIRTcar Nationals Championship

BARBERVILLE, FL – February 11, 2018 – Donny Schatz is starting 2018 firing on all cylinders, which is bad news for the rest of the competition. Schatz fought off a pesky Brian Brown early in the race and held off charges from Sheldon Haudenschild and Brad Sweet late to capture his fourth win in five nights at Volusia Speedway Park. Schatz, who has won just about everything to win in Sprint Car racing, captured his first ever DIRTcar Nationals Big Gator Championship.

Brian Brown won the Craftsman Club Dash earning the pole of the 30-lap Feature alongside Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender Parker Price-Miller. Brown was strong leading the opening circuit before Schatz flew underneath the FVP No.21 to lead lap two.

Rico Abreu brought out the lone yellow flag of the Feature on lap six. On the ensuing restart, Brown muscled his way back by Schatz to lead laps seven and eight before Schatz overtook him once again to lead lap nine and the rest of the way, despite challenges from Haudenschild and Sweet.

“We slowed down in traffic a lot,” Schatz said in Victory Lane. “We thought we had a solid car in the Dash, but this is the time to learn,” said the driver who won four of five Features at DIRTcar Nationals. “Sometimes you win some you shouldn’t, I think we were lucky we started up front,” a humble Schatz added before being awarded his first ever Big Gator trophy.

Friday night’s Feature winner Sheldon Haudenschild worked forward from his 13th starting spot into the top three on lap 12 and moved by Brown into second on lap 16. Haudenschild, who is in his first year with the Stenhouse Jr. – Marshall Racing No.17, brought the capacity crowd to their feet as he closed in on the Tony Stewart Racing No.15 but couldn’t pull the trigger.

“Catching Donny Schatz and passing Donny Schatz are two completely different things,” Sheldon said with a smile. While Sheldon had his eyes set on the No.15, Brad Sweet powered his NAPA Racing No.49 around the cushion, eventually overtaking Sheldon in turn two with five laps remaining.

Sweet closed on Schatz, but was never able to mount a series charge and settled for second - his fourth podium in five nights. “My guys worked hard all week and we are still chasing the 15. He makes us better though and we’ll take second,” Sweet said.

Jason Johnson finished his strong week with a fourth-place finish and 15th-starting Chad Kemenah completed the top five. Haudenschild picked up KSE Hard Charger honors advancing 10 positions.

That completes the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series portion of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. The Outlaws return to action in two weeks in Texas at the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, TX on Friday, February 23, 2018 and then LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, TX the following night Saturday, February 24. If you can’t make it to the track, you can catch all the action live on DIRTVision.com!

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$5,500]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [13][$3,200]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [3][$2,800]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [15][$2,500]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [5][$2,300]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [1][$2,200]; 8. 13X-Paul McMahan [6][$2,100]; 9. 5-David Gravel [18][$2,050]; 10. 4-Parker Price-Miller [2][$2,000]; 11. 49X-Tim Shaffer [16][$1,500]; 12. 27-Greg Hodnett [8][$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [22][$1,100]; 14. 18-Ian Madsen [14][$1,050]; 15. 26-Joey Saldana [11][$1,000]; 16. 2M-Kerry Madsen [20][$900]; 17. 9-Daryn Pittman [25][$]; 18. 1K-Kyle Larson [10][$800]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [17][$800]; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21][$800]; 21. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [24][$800]; 22. 70-Dave Blaney [12][$800]; 23. W20-Greg Wilson [26][$]; 24. 44-Trey Starks [19][$800]; 25. 24-Rico Abreu [7][$800]; 26. 1A-Jacob Allen [23][$800]; 27. 13-Clyde Knipp [27][$] Lap Leaders Brian Brown 1, 7-8 Donny Schatz 2-6, 9-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+10]

Qualifying: 1. 13X-Paul McMahan, 13.058; 2. 21-Brian Brown, 13.083; 3. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.198; 4. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.22; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.238; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.268; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.29; 8. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.348; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.349; 10. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.367; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.428; 12. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.44; 13. 44-Trey Starks, 13.458; 14. 26-Joey Saldana, 13.471; 15. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.529; 16. 1K-Kyle Larson, 13.577; 17. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.598; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.635; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.638; 20. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.644; 21. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.648; 22. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.664; 23. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.681; 24. 5-David Gravel, 13.698; 25. 19-Brent Marks, 13.749; 26. OO-Dane Lorenc, 13.799; 27. 83-Cory Eliason, 13.815; 28. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.84; 29. 30-CJ Leary, 13.965; 30. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.093; 31. 13-Clyde Knipp, 14.220

 


 

2/10/18 - Volusia Speedway Park

BARBERVILLE, FL – February 10, 2018 – Clearly, Donny Schatz has a flair for the dramatic in 2018. After sweeping All-Stars competition with a pair of thrilling victories, Schatz excited the DIRTcar Nationals standing room only crowd once again Saturday night, exchanging slide jobs with Jason Johnson en route to his 250th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature victory. Johnson settled for second with Tim Shaffer, who rebounded from a nasty crash last night, completing the podium.

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$10,000]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [1][$5,500]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2][$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [10][$2,800]; 5. 5-David Gravel [18][$2,500]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4][$2,300]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [21][$2,200]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah [12][$2,100]; 9. 13X-Paul McMahan [3][$2,050]; 10. 2-Shane Stewart [8][$2,000]; 11. 26-Joey Saldana [22][$1,500]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][$1,200]; 13. 9-Daryn Pittman [11][$1,100]; 14. 19-Brent Marks [14][$1,050]; 15. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [20][$1,000]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [19][$900]; 17. 83-Cory Eliason [24][$800]; 18. 70-Dave Blaney [9][$800]; 19. 4K-Kasey Kahne [13][$800]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [23][$800]; 21. 44-Trey Starks [17][$800]; 22. W20-Greg Wilson [25][$]; 23. 4-Parker Price-Miller [15][$800]; 24. 27-Greg Hodnett [16][$800]; 25. 13-Clyde Knipp [26][$]; 26. 21-Brian Brown [7][$800] Lap Leaders: Jason Johnson 1-28, Donny Schatz 29-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+14]

Qualifying: 1. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.959; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.037; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 13.038; 4. 13X-Paul McMahan, 13.058; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.061; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.09; 7. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.113; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.114; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.155; 10. 5-David Gravel, 13.16; 11. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.164; 12. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.173; 13. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.186; 14. 19-Brent Marks, 13.188; 15. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.209; 16. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.223; 17. 4K-Kasey Kahne, 13.275; 18. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.278; 19. 83-Cory Eliason, 13.284; 20. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.31; 21. 44-Trey Starks, 13.31; 22. 26-Joey Saldana, 13.322; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.329; 24. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.345; 25. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.363; 26. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.372; 27. OO-Dane Lorenc, 13.437; 28. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.438; 29. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.472; 30. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.474; 31. 30-CJ Leary, 13.481; 32. 17C-Caleb Helms, 13.684; 33. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.702

Heat #1 - (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 4. 4K-Kasey Kahne [5]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [6]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [9]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [8]

Heat #2 - (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 4. 19-Brent Marks [4]; 5. 5-David Gravel [3]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 7. 26-Joey Saldana [6]; 8. 24-Rico Abreu [7]

Heat #3 - (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 6. 83-Cory Eliason [5]; 7. 30-CJ Leary [8]; 8. OO-Dane Lorenc [7]

Heat #4 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 13X-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 5. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [7]; 8. 17C-Caleb Helms [8]

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 13X-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [8]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [7]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5][-]; 2. 26-Joey Saldana [3][-]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [10][-]; 4. 83-Cory Eliason [2][-]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [8][$300]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [6][$250]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$225]; 8. 7K-Cale Conley [4][$200]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [9][$200]; 10. 30-CJ Leary [11][$200]; 11. OO-Dane Lorenc [7][$200]; 12. 17C-Caleb Helms [12][$200]; 13. 13-Clyde Knipp [13][$200]

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

BARBERVILLE, FL - February 9, 2018 - Sheldon Haudenschild passed race-long leader Paul McMahan on a Lap 27 restart to win his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature in thrilling fashion at the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. Haudenschild, in his first Outlaw start with the Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing No.17, assumed the runner-up position with three laps remaining after Ian Madsen caught the rut in turn one and landed on his side. The 2017 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year muscled his way underneath McMahan, who was nursing a flat tire, on the restart and never looked back for a popular victory in front of the standing room only crowd. McMahan held on for second with Shane Stewart completing the podium.

McMahan won the Craftsman Club Dash, earning him the pole on the opening night of the 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series 40th Anniversary Season alongside Madsen. McMahan, in search of his first Outlaw win since 2015, was strong all night and led the opening lap before a Red Flag for David Gravel and Tim Shaffer halted the action. Gravel and Shaffer were both uninjured, but the accident scene took some time to clean up, providing the first Open Red of the 2018 Season.

When action resumed, McMahan continued to show the way in his new ride for 2018, the Tom Buch 13. McMahan navigated traffic masterfully and survived another restart with 11 to go as Madsen threatened to take the lead.

With three laps remaining Madsen bounced hard in the looming rut in turn one and lost the handle of the KCP Racing No.18. That was all that Sheldon Haudenschild needed. Haudenschild pounced on McMahan down the backstretch, overtook the veteran and went on to win by 1.418 seconds.

“That was the plan. I saw [McMahan] had a tire going down. I wanted to square the car up and get underneath him on the backstretch,” an elated Haudenschild said in Victory Lane. “This team works incredibly hard. I can’t thank Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall and NOS Energy enough,” Sheldon added.

Obviously disappointed, McMahan also referenced his flat tire but credited Haudenschild for driving a great race. Stewart, who failed to qualify for last night’s All-Star Feature, was pleased with his team’s rebound effort. “I’ll take a podium finish on the first night. That is way better than we have been here in the past,” Stewart said with a smile.

Donny Schatz maintained his DIRTcar Nationals points lead coming from 14th to fourth with California’s Cory Eliason coming home an impressive fifth.

A DIRTcar Nationals event high 35 cars signed into action with Logan Schuchart setting fast time with a blistering lap of 12.975. Brent Marks scored the KSE Hard Charger Award coming from 25th to finish in the top ten.

Action resumes tomorrow at the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. As always, you can catch all the action from DIRTcar Nationals and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series 40th Anniversary Season on DIRTVision.com.

Abbreviated Results from Volusia Speedway Park - February 9, 2018

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6][$10,000]; 2. 13X-Paul McMahan [1][$5,500]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [5][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [14][$2,800]; 5. 83-Cory Eliason [10][$2,500]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [4][$2,300]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson [18][$2,200]; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen [12][$2,100]; 9. 27-Greg Hodnett [21][$2,050]; 10. 19-Brent Marks [25][$1,200]; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$1,500]; 12. 9-Daryn Pittman [15][$1,200]; 13. 21-Brian Brown [11][$1,100]; 14. 49-Brad Sweet [19][$1,050]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [17][$1,000]; 16. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [24][$900]; 17. 4-Parker Price-Miller [7][$800]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [23][$800]; 19. 7K-Cale Conley [16][$800]; 20. W20-Greg Wilson [26][$]; 21. 4K-Kasey Kahne [13][$800]; 22. 18-Ian Madsen [2][$800]; 23. 70-Dave Blaney [20][$800]; 24. 5-David Gravel [8][$800]; 25. 49X-Tim Shaffer [9][$800]; 26. 1A-Jacob Allen [22][$800] Lap Leaders: Paul McMahan 1-28, Sheldon Haudenschild 29-30 KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+15]

Qualifying: 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.975; 2. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.98; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 12.993; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.041; 5. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.054; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.059; 7. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.069; 8. 13X-Paul McMahan, 13.072; 9. 4K-Kasey Kahne, 13.075; 10. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.163; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.166; 12. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.183; 13. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.241; 14. 5-David Gravel, 13.271; 15. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.276; 16. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.285; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.312; 18. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.317; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.319; 20. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.362; 21. 30-CJ Leary, 13.382; 22. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.417; 23. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.449; 24. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.472; 25. 19-Brent Marks, 13.522; 26. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.523; 27. 26-Joey Saldana, 13.602; 28. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.603; 29. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.645; 30. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.665; 31. 44-Trey Starks, 13.673; 32. OO-Dane Lorenc, 13.71; 33. 17C-Caleb Helms, 13.837; 34. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.858; 35. 40-George Hobaugh, 14.249 Craftsman Button

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World of Outlaws to Make Debut on Bridgeport's New 3/8-Mile Track in 2018

May 22 will be Outlaws lone visit to New Jersey this season

CONCORD, NC - February 6, 2018 - For the first time in over two decades, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will return to Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, New Jersey, however this time with a twist. The Series will make its first start on Bridgeport's newly constructed 3/8-mile track on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

Bridgeport Speedway is a world-class dirt track facility that features three dirt track configurations. The most commonly used is the spacious 5/8-mile that features Big-Block Modifieds on a weekly basis. Additionally, Bridgeport features a 1/4-mile track and the aforementioned 3/8, which the Outlaws will tackle during their first East Coast swing of 2018.

"Being in New Jersey, we know that we are in Big-Block Modified country and our big track is perfect for Big-Block [Modified] racing. But, we wanted to open the door for new opportunities in the dirt track world, and our new 3/8 configuration allows that," said Bridgeport Speedway Director of Marketing Kolby Ramey.

The 3/8 track is brand new in 2018 and is currently undergoing testing to ensure the racing surface is in top shape for events in the new year. "What better way to break in this track than with The Greatest Show on Dirt. In the first year of operation, we have the best in the business coming, and we know the Outlaws will put on a great show," Ramey added.

Bridgeport Speedway is quickly climbing up the echelon of elite dirt track facilities and will be the only stop for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in New Jersey in 2018. The Outlaws visit to Bridgeport comes just six days after the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds tackle the big 5/8-mile track on Wednesday, May 16.

This will be the eighth time The Greatest Show on Dirt has visited Bridgeport with the previous seven taking place on the 5/8 configuration. Remarkably, Sammy Swindell has won five of those World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races held at Bridgeport, including the first race in 1982 and the most recent visit in 2003. As with most East Coast races, a strong regional car count is expected with invaders from New York and the Pennsylvania Posse joining the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series regulars.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to Bridgeport Speedway will be released to the public on March 6. Stay tuned to WoOSprint.com as well as World of Outlaws social media channels for further information.

 

Every World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Race to Have Live Video Coverage in 2018

40th Anniversary Season kicks off February 9th at Volusia Speedway Park

CONCORD, NC - January 31, 2018 - It is with great excitement that the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series announces that all 88 events will feature live streaming video to the public in 2018. DIRTVision.com, which has provided live audio of every World of Outlaws race since 2005, in addition to live streaming select events, will expand its offering in 2018 to include all World of Outlaws-sanctioned Sprint Car events not previously streamed.

DIRTVision pioneered live dirt track video streaming in 2004 with the ultimate goal of streaming content on a nightly basis. Now, 14 years later, that goal will become a reality. Current World of Outlaws Director of Broadcast Brian Dunlap was involved in the initial broadcast and has spearheaded the latest advancement. "When DIRTVision originally launched, live video streaming was almost unheard of," said Dunlap. "We have continued to push the envelope of new technologies with this goal in mind. It's great to have the opportunity to bring DIRTVision full circle and provide fans the ability to watch The Greatest Show on Dirt every night live from coast to coast."

"This is a monumental step for dirt track racing and the World of Outlaws. Having every race broadcast live will provide increased exposure and, in turn, more marketing opportunities for our drivers, teams, tracks and Series," said World of Outlaws Chief Executive Officer Brian Carter.

Fans aren't the only ones thrilled about the live video; NASCAR star and current World of Outlaws team owner Kyle Larson expressed his gratitude to DIRTVision and will be a frequent viewer.

"This is really exciting news! As a car owner who would love to be at the track every night but can't, this will really help me follow along and help out from a distance when I can. I see a lot more cookouts at the bus happening on NASCAR weekends now," Larson said with a sizable smile.

DIRTVision will kick off the 2018 season at DIRTcar Nationals with live video coverage of the 12 consecutive nights of racing at Volusia Speedway Park. Sprint Car fans can purchase the entire first week (Sprint week) at DIRTVision.com for $79.99. Further information about subscription packages will be available soon. Be sure to keep up with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series (@WorldofOutlaws) and DIRTVision (@dirtvision) on all social media channels for up to the minute news.

 

 

Volusia Speedway Park to Celebrate 50 years of Racing

Weekly competition kicks off March 17th.

BARBERVILLE, FL - Jan. 25, 2018 - While DIRTcar Nationals participants and spectators will be the first to enjoy the renovations to Volusia Speedway Park, weekly racers will continue to reap the rewards all year long as the Speedway re-opens for the 2018 season.

The 50th season of weekly racing will begin on Saturday, March 17 and will continue well into November on Saturday nights.

For two days; Sunday, March 11 and Monday, March 12 a special event with the AMA Flat Track Motorcycles will compete on the half-mile clay track and Tuesday, March 13 at the Volusia Speedway Park's fifth-mile dirt oval located adjust to the half-mile speedway.

The 2018 management team will be stronger with the addition of Florida businessman and entrepreneur Tom Whipple as the new promoter. Whipple has an extensive background in racing, competing recently with his son Michael at Volusia Speedway and all the Florida dirt tracks in several different racing divisions as well as competing in ARCA, SCCA and APBA events.

"I am looking forward to helping build on the success John Allen had last year" said Tom Whipple, "I have a long history and a fond attachment to the facility and am humbled and proud to be a part of celebrating the 50 years of history and creating new memories and traditions."

Back for a second straight year to host weekly racing is partner John Allen. Allen, no stranger to Volusia Speedway Park, got his start at eight years old when he helped pit for local teams. A successful businessman in his own right and longtime Florida resident operates a plumbing business. Aside from running his plumbing business, Allen contributed to the facility as a track sponsor.

"I'm excited to have Tom Whipple join me on this venture," Volusia Speedway Park lease co-holder, John Allen. "Tom will be more involved on the day-to-day of the financial side of the business and will allow me to focus more on the general maintenance and assist with the promotion of the track."

When Allen was asked what some of the biggest challenges of running the dirt track was in his first year he said: "there were some big hurdles last year, for example being on top of the rules and learning the business of running a race track - this was new for me it wasn't like running a plumbing business, but it was definitely an experience."

Whipple and Allen plan to continue to put a lot of time and effort into the facility but will continue to step up with big paying events for all the divisions, "we will continue to have some of the big shows, like the $5,000-to win Street Stock event, the 23rd annual Powell Memorial featuring a $5,000-to win Late Model event. Back after a one-year break is the Benny Corbin Memorial race that will pay $5,000-to win for the V8 Thunderstocks. Volusia Speedway Park's founder Benny Corbin's son, Kent continues to help out and is very special to us - so having this event is big a deal."

The major improvements made around the facility will not only benefit the major events that Volusia Speedway Parks host, such as DIRTcar Nationals but the weekly racer and fan that attend on any given Saturday Night.

The biggest event in DIRTcar racing kicks off the 2018 season as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series, All Star Circuit of Champions, Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, DIRTcar Late Models and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds take on the world's fastest half-mile at Volusia Speedway Park. Start 2018 with Florida in February! For tickets, click or call 844-DIRT-TIX or visit DIRTcarNationals.com.

For more information on Volusia Speedway Park and the weekly racing program, visit www.VSPRacing.com

 

 

Volusia Speedway Park Gets a $300,000 Safety Upgrade for DIRTcar Nationals

BABERVILLE, FL - Jan. 23, 2018 - In honor of Volusia Speedway Park's 50th anniversary, the World's Fastest Half-Mile has received a major facelift over the winter months. When DIRTcar Nationals kicks off in two weeks, on February 6, racers and fans alike will benefit from over $300,000 of upgrades geared toward keeping them safe at the premier dirt racing facility in the country.

The bulk of the work done at Volusia Speedway Park went into securing the track's perimeter with over 1200 feet of new catch fence, concrete retaining wall and guardrail.

Immediately following last year's DIRTcar Nationals - in light of the unprecedented incidents that involved a pair of Sprint Cars clearing the existing catch fence in the pit area - speedway officials began exploring enhancements to provide a higher level of protection for both drivers and spectators.

"We have never before seen what we saw last year at the speedway," said DIRTcar Racing President Tom Deery. "Everyone agreed that it required action, and we've certainly delivered. We're excited to kick off the new season with the highest level of protection we have ever provided."

The renovation project began with replacing 850 feet of guardrail from turn 1 to turn 2 with a new 46-inch high concrete retaining wall at the track's edge. Built into the concrete wall sits a 17-foot catch fence with a two-foot kick out along the top. The new fence is comprised of two-by-four welded steel fence mesh and backed by a one-inch hex mesh with an additional half-inch square mesh along the bottom 30 inches. The entire fence is reinforced with steel cables running horizontally across the fence in 24- to 30-inch intervals.

Continuing the project into turns 3 and 4, a length of 386 feet of steel guardrail has been replaced or rebuilt. New posts have been embedded every six feet for added support. Atop the 60-inch guardrail (consisting of five 12-inch steel bands) sits another 12-foot catch fence.

In addition to the measures taken to increase safety, visitors will notice new signage throughout the facility. A retro look and feel celebrates 50 years of racing at the Barberville, FL racetrack, while helping race fans and competitors better navigate the area.

The biggest event in DIRTcar racing kicks off the 2018 season as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series, All Star Circuit of Champions, Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, DIRTcar Late Models and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds take on the world's fastest half-mile at Volusia Speedway Park. Start 2018 with Florida in February! For tickets, click or call 844-DIRT-TIX or visit DIRTcarNationals.com

For more information on Volusia Speedway Park and the weekly racing program, visit www.VSPRacing.com

 

 

The Greatest Show on Dirt Will Invade Airborne Park Speedway for the First Time on July 25

CONCORD, NC - Jan. 13, 2018 - With great excitement the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series announces that The Greatest Show on Dirt will make its inaugural visit to Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY on Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

Airborne Park Speedway is a half-mile premier dirt track facility that has converted from asphalt to dirt racing multiple times throughout its 64 years of existence. The most recent transformation came before the start of the 2017 season, which ended 26 consecutive years of Airborne as a pavement track.

"Airborne has gone back and forth between asphalt and dirt since its inception in 1954. It's always been about what product is hot, and recently that has been dirt track racing," Airborne Media Director Robby Knowles said.

Last year, Airborne hosted the Empire Super Sprints (ESS) and will do so again in 2018, a month before the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series takes center stage at the half-mile track on July 25.

"The Outlaws are the biggest product dirt racing has to offer, and we are looking forward to exciting our existing fans and expanding the fan base of Airborne Park Speedway, especially the Canadian market," Knowles added.

Airborne Park Speedway is less than 50 miles from the Canadian border - just an hour from Montreal - and a strong Canadian contingency of fans and drivers are expected to make the tow for the Outlaws debut at the historic facility. The World of Outlaws will conclude the Empire State swing with weekend races at Ransomville and Weedsport, offering the area's dirt racing heroes three races in five nights to compete against The Greatest Show on Dirt.

"In the track's 64-year history, I can't think of an event that trumps this in magnitude. We are looking forward to the biggest event in Airborne Park Speedway history," Knowles said in anticipation of this summer's visit by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Tickets for the Outlaws' inaugural visit to Airborne are set to go on sale on Monday, January 29. Stay tuned to the World of Outlaws social channels for further information.

 

 

Eyes on the Prize; Contenders for the Big Gator

It's that time of the year, folks. DIRTcar Nationals officially kicks off the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series' 40th Anniversary Season on February 6-17 with 12 consecutive action-packed nights at the World's Fastest Half-Mile, Volusia Speedway Park. Sandwiched between the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC), DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Late Models, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, sit three events for the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars.

Entering 2018, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series appears stronger than ever and is headlined once again by the Big 5. Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Daryn Pittman and Shane Stewart have separated themselves from the rest of competition as racing's elite. The quintet has earned a combined 112 World of Outlaws wins in the past two years. Although it's no guarantee these teams will enter All-Star competition, all five did so last year and are expected to compete and subsequently be frontrunners for the Big Gator.

Let's take a closer look at the favorites for the DIRTcar Nationals Championship.

Donny Schatz - Winner of three of the five Features in 2017, including one from 17th position, anytime the word contender is brought up, Schatz is the favorite. The now nine-time Series Champion is the man to beat. Mediocre qualifying and heat race efforts prevented the Fargo, ND native from capturing the Big Gator in 2017, but expect Ricky Warner and the Tony Stewart Racing No.15 to be ready to go the moment the trailer unloads.

David Gravel - Despite battling motor woes throughout the week, the Watertown, CT driver scored the prestigious trophy piece in 2017 on the strength of consistency. The DIRTcar Nationals title jumpstarted Gravel's career year, concluding with 18 Outlaw wins on the season. With no changes to the team, expect the CJB Motorsports No.5 to be in contention for the Big Gator and the Series Championship at season's end.

Brad Sweet - The retirement of longtime KKR Crew Chief Kale Kahne provides some cause for concern a year after the Grass Valley, CA-native finished second in the Series points standings on the strength of 56 top-five finishes. Eric Prutzman is expected to turn the wrenches on the Kasey Kahne Racing No.49 in 2018, and the duo will look to hit the ground running at Volusia.

Shane Stewart - Rebranding to Kyle Larson Racing in 2018, the team returns with Lee Stauffer as crew chief and championship aspirations. Paul Silva is overseeing this team, and everything he has touched in dirt racing has ended up winning. Who knows, perhaps Stewart will have a teammate in Volusia?

Daryn Pittman - Three wins and 28 top-fives may not seem like an off year for many, but it certainly was for the 2013 Series Champion. A strong conclusion to 2017 has Pittman and company rejuvenated heading into the New Year. A new sponsor and paint scheme will be the perfect motivation for Pittman to get 2018 started off right.

Chad Kemenah - The now six-time Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) Champion headlines the Series once again and will be a model of consistency all week. The Hunter Racing No. 10H is one of the fastest cars in the country and will be ready to defend its All-Star title and represent the Series at Volusia.

New Kids on the Block:

Neither Ian Madsen, 32, nor Aaron Reutzel, 27, are exactly kids, but they will both be rookies for their respective Series. Madsen joins the World of Outlaws following a dominant season in the Midwest topped off with the 2017 Knoxville Raceway Championship, and Reutzel gives the All-Stars some much needed firepower. Reutzel, the 2015 American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) National Champion, has shifted his focus to 410 racing in 2018, and with good reason. Reutzel was impressive on Sprint Car racing's biggest stage - the Knoxville Nationals - coming from 19th to seventh in the 50-lap finale. Madsen and Reutzel will be looking to start their respective rookie seasons off in style at DIRTcar Nationals.

X-Factors:

You never know who will show up at Volusia. Last year, Kyle Larson was able to compete once and thrilled the crowd coming from 15th to second. The other four nights Christopher Bell occupied the ride and had a strong weekend highlighted by a podium finish. Larson has hinted that he may be making an appearance at DIRTcar Nationals in 2018 once again. Kasey Kahne and Tony Stewart will both be in attendance throughout the weekend, but will they be behind the wheel? If any of our NASCAR friends compete, they are more than capable of stealing a race or two.


The wait is nearly over. It's almost February, and it's almost time for Florida. See how these storylines play out by getting your tickets today or follow along on social media on social media platforms at: (@WorldofOutlaws, @WoOLateModels, @DIRTcarNats).

 

 

 

50 Strong Years

Through countless transformations, Volusia Speedway Park has remained at the heart of racing

CONCORD, NC - Jan. 5, 2018 - When race fans make their annual visit to Central Florida in early February to kick off another race season, at first glance they may notice a new look to the storied facility which is home to the 47th annual DIRTcar Nationals, but that isn't out of the ordinary at a speedway that has undergone numerous transformations throughout its 50 years of existence. One thing that won't change are the 12 straight nights of racing action and the comradery that comes with it from February 6-17 at Volusia Speedway Park.

When the gates swing open at Volusia Speedway Park for DIRTcar Nationals on the first Tuesday in February, the 2018 racing season will officially begin, and the World's Fastest Half Mile will pop the top on the tracks 50th year of racing.

"There are not many marquee events that you can count on," said retired NASCAR driver and dirt racing enthusiast Kenny Wallace. "You've got Eldora, Knoxville, World Finals - but DIRTcar Nationals is one-, two-week marquee event that you can count on. You know it's going to be there every year."

In fact, original track owner Benny Corbin had two stipulations when he sold Volusia Speedway Park in 1982: that he be allowed to maintain it and that the marquee events, including DIRTcar Nationals, would continue to run; and so it has been.

Corbin, a Korean War veteran, first found refuge in motorsports as a racer, driving Sprint Cars and Midgets in Indiana. Corbin and his son Kent, however, left their deepest impression on the racing industry in Florida. In 1968 Corbin struck a deal on a property in Barberville, FL that housed a sandy quarter-mile course on which old jalopies raced. Seeing the greater potential of the property, Corbin created Barberville Raceway, starting the long journey to Volusia Speedway Park's current prestige.

During Corbin's tenure as owner from 1968 to 1982, the facility underwent multiple transformations, including a major change when the track was expanded to its current half-mile size.

Dirt racing on the fast, half-mile track ceased from 1989 to 1997 when the track was turned into a paved half-mile. But Corbin, true to his dirt roots, created a 3/8-mile dirt oval (now a go-kart track) on the adjacent property. From 1989 to 1992 Volusia Speedway Park predominantly hosted NASCAR-sanctioned races - sometimes combining asphalt and dirt racing in the same weekend.

It was during that time that a NASCAR star was born. A 27-year-old driver from St. Louis, MO named Kenny Wallace finally broke out and won his first NASCAR race at Volusia Speedway Park (then Volusia Country Speedway) after 70 races and two years of trying.

"It was my biggest win, and probably still is my biggest win of my career," said Wallace. "That was my first NASCAR win ever. It took me 70 races - two years to win. It was just the biggest win of my life."

After taking up more dirt racing as a hobby starting in 2005, it didn't take Wallace long to make history at Volusia again. As he entered Victory Lane at the 2007 DIRTcar Nationals, Wallace became the only driver to win on both asphalt and dirt at Volusia Speedway Park.

"I have people ask me all the time what's my favorite dirt track, and I honestly tell them it's Volusia," said Wallace. "They ask why, and I tell them it's the very first race track on dirt that I can race seven nights a week on. I learned to race dirt at Volusia because I raced seven nights a week."

Reminiscing about the old days at Volusia Speedway Park, Wallace recalls many of the characteristics of the ever-changing facility. "Back in 1991 it had about the same amount of grandstands. It was a really great crowd. But what I remember most was that it was on national TV. In 1991 we were racing at Volusia Speedway, and you could be in California and turn it on TV and the race was on your TV. To me that what was big; all my friends all around the United States were watching me win that race on TV."

Although the 47th annual DIRTcar Nationals may not air on traditional television this year, race fans all across the world will be tuned into the DIRTVision live stream.

"For me it's the start of race season. I understand that not everyone can go [to Volusia], but for the people that cannot go, they're watching on DIRTVision.com. But they cannot stand it. They'll start watching on Tuesday, February 6, and by February 8 they cannot take it anymore; they're in their cars, and they're heading to Florida for the weekend. The DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park signifies the green flag for dirt racing. This is it; it's the start of the season, and it gives me goosebumps to return to Volusia."

The return to Volusia doesn't just start the racing season for Wallace and the hundreds of other racers that converge on the small Florida track; it renews countless friendships, including one in particular for Wallace.

"I have a very good friend, Kent Corbin (Benny's son). He's the parts man at Volusia Speedway Park weekly. We all know the rule that you can't have a trailer taller than nine feet so that the fans can see the backstretch. Kent lends me his trailer, and we put my racecar and some of my equipment in there so I can stay in the infield and watch all the racing that goes on."

Through the countless transformations and passionate efforts to sustain racing at a small local short track located just 20 miles from the World Center of Racing, Daytona International Speedway, Kent Corbin continues to play a part in the rich 50-year history of Volusia Speedway Park, where he was born and raised, and which he still calls home.
The racing season officially kicks off with 12 straight nights of racing featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series and Late Model Series, the Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar Late Models and UMP Modifieds, and the All-Star Circuit of Champions from Feb. 6-17, 2018 at Volusia Speedway Park.

To learn more about Volusia Speedway Park, visit VSPRacing.com. For more information or tickets to DIRTcar Nationals, visit DIRTcarNationals.com

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Ian Madsen Going Full-Time Outlaw Racing in 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

Outlaws second visit to The Action Track since 2006

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Below is the full broadcast schedule:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 
Schatz wins the war; Crowned 9-time Series Champion

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

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

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

 

 
World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings:

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 


 


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

Racing action for WoO Sprint Cars and Late Models begins tomorrow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

DIRTcar Nationals Just Got Bigger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park Cancelled

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

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

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

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

Dodge City Raceway Park has concluded the 2017 season.

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

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

 

 

Kerry Madsen Wins Outstanding Salina Highbanks Feature

 
Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet complete podium in thrilling Feature

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

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

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

 

 

Brian Brown Thrills Hometown Crowd with Outlaws Win at Lakeside

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

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

 

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

 

 

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


 


 

 

 

iRacing's Next Dirt Track Chosen by Fans

Kokomo Speedway Wins Online Vote to Be Added to Racing Service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Tim Shaffer Goes Flag-to-Flag at Ransomville 

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

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

 
ABBREVIATED RESULTS: Ransomville Speedway - October 16, 2017

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

 

 

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


 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
ABBREVIATED RESULTS FROM FULTON SPEEDWAY - OCTOBER 7, 2017

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

David Gravel Scores Opening Night Victory at Williams Grove National Open

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 
Race Report: Summer Nationals Makeup: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

David Gravel Scores 14th Victory of Season at Lernerville 

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

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

 
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

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

 

 

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

 

 

Tim Shaffer Scores Eldora Victory

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

 

Outlaw Return to Lernerville Speedway for Commonwealth Clash

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

 

Outlaws Head Through Northeast Before World Finals

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Donny Schatz Scores 18th Win of the Season at Calistoga

 
KKR Teammates Pittman and Sweet complete podium

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

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

 
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

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

 

 

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

 

 

Brad Sweet Sweeps Night 1 at Calistoga

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

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

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

 

 

Shane Stewart Claims Desired Gold Cup Race of Champions Victory

 
California locals Justin Sanders and Kyle Hirst complete podium

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

 

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

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

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

 
Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

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