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Sunday, November 04, 2018

Schatz Wins Thriller From 10th in 2018 Season Finale at Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC – November 3, 2018 – In fitting fashion, Donny Schatz came from 10th at The Dirt Track at Charlotte to win the final night of the World Finals presented by Can-Am. Schatz wrapped up his 10th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Championship on Thursday. Logan Schuchart, who exchanged slide jobs with Schatz coming to the White Flag, settled for second with ninth-starting Brad Sweet completing the podium.

Spencer Bayston, in search of his first career World of Outlaws win, won the Sears Craftsman Dash, earning the pole for the 30-lap Feature alongside Carson Macedo, who won the second Dash.

It was Macedo, who will join the Outlaws full-time with Kyle Larson Racing in 2019, getting the jump on the initial start to lead the opening circuit. Bayston remained in tow as fifth-starting Logan Schuchart darted to third on the second lap.

Schuchart, who came from 20th to complete the podium Saturday afternoon, took second from Bayston on Lap 8 and set his eyes on Macedo.

Schuchart went for the lead on Lap 9 with a big slide job in turn four, but Macedo powered around the Shark Racing No.1S. Schuchart took the lead on Lap 11 with a slide job in turn two but once again Macedo was ready with a slide job of his own out of turn four to lead the lap.

Jason Sides brought out the first caution of the event on Lap 14. Schatz, who started 10th, went from sixth to fourth on the restart before Sheldon Haudenschild slowed on the following lap.

On that restart Schatz maneuvered by Bayston and Schuchart for the runner-up position and began closing in on Macedo.

Macedo set a strong pace and looked poised out front in his second night racing for KLR but it was not meant to be as a flat right rear tire sent the Lemoore, CA native into the wall with 23 laps complete.

Schatz inherited the lead, but his job was far from done as a determined Schuchart stayed right with the Champion on the restart. As Schuchart closed in on Schatz, the sellout crowd roared in anticipation of an upset victory.

With two laps remaining, Schuchart pulled the big slide job through turn one and two but Schatz returned the favor on the other end to remain in command coming to the White Flag.

A last-ditch effort from Schuchart came up just short as Schatz went on to win his 22nd Feature of the season.

When asked about the pace set by young guns Macedo and Schuchart, Schatz said, “The sport’s pretty damn bright. Even the old guys can still get it done.”

“Hats off to my guys, they have worked their butts off all season. I’m the hardest guy in the pits to work for because if it’s not perfect, I’m not happy,” Schatz said with a smile next to his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No.15. “These guys do an excellent job night in and night out. I felt great on that restart with seven to go and I knew it would take someone with a lot of speed to stay with me and sure enough here comes the 1S.”

Before celebrating his victory, Schatz showed true sportsmanship going over and congratulating Schuchart on a great, clean race.

“I knew it was going to be tough to beat him. I had one shot and couldn’t make it stick but it is great to be able to have a good, clean race with the 10-time Champion,” Schuchart said.

When asked about the progress of Shark Racing, who just secured Drydene Performance as a title sponsor, Schuchart couldn’t help but get emotional, “We have grown tremendously, and it all starts with [Bobby Allen]. I’m so proud to be his grandson,” Schuchart said to a huge ovation.

Brad Sweet clawed his way forward from ninth to finish on the podium. “We’ve been in the hunt all year long. It was a great season and it was nice to end on the podium,” Sweet, who enjoyed a career-best season, said.

Tim Shaffer finished fourth, his second top-five of the day, with 11th-starting Gio Scelzi completing the top-five.Kraig Kinser earned KSE Hard Charger honors, advancing 13 positions after taking a Provisional.

The 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series 40th Anniversary officially comes to an end tomorrow evening with the Awards Banquet. DIRTVision.com will be live streaming both the Sprint Car and Late Model banquets for free.

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$12,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$3,200]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3][$2,800]; 5. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [11][$2,500]; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston [1][$2,300]; 7. 5-David Gravel [6][$2,200]; 8. 5M-Kerry Madsen [4][$2,100]; 9. 41-Joey Saldana [13][$2,050]; 10. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [7][$2,000]; 11. 2-Shane Stewart [8][$1,500]; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [20][$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [25][$100]; 14. 18-Ian Madsen [19][$1,050]; 15. 9-Daryn Pittman [24][$1,000]; 16. 21-Brian Brown [21][$1,000]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [27][$]; 18. 71X-Dominic Scelzi [18][$1,000]; 19. 87-Aaron Reutzel [14][$1,000]; 20. 13-Paul McMahan [12][$1,000]; 21. 19-Brent Marks [17][$1,000]; 22. 83-Cory Eliason [22][$1,000]; 23. W20-Greg Wilson [28][$]; 24. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [16][$1,000]; 25. 1A-Jacob Allen [26][$]; 26. 17A-Austin McCarl [15][$1,000]; 27. 22-Carson Macedo [2][$1,000]; 28. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [23][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo 1-23, Donny Schatz 24-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 11K-Kraig Kinser[+12]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.71; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.772; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.775; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.783; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.798; 6. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 12.83; 7. 41-Joey Saldana, 12.83; 8. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.842; 9. 4-Kasey Kahne, 12.88; 10. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.898; 11. 44-Trey Starks, 12.906; 12. 19-Brent Marks, 12.948; 13. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 12.967; 14. 17A-Austin McCarl, 13.002; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.004; 16. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.01; 17. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.017; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.043; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.08; 20. 35-Justin Henderson, 13.136; 21. 11-Carl Bowser, 13.159; 22. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.268; 23. 97-Caleb Helms, 13.276; 24. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.369; 25. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.586; 26. 14-Jeremy Hill, 14.571

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 5-David Gravel, 12.686; 2. 5M-Kerry Madsen, 12.73; 3. 22-Carson Macedo, 12.732; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.74; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.749; 6. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.775; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.811; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.836; 9. 71X-Dominic Scelzi, 12.849; 10. 21-Brian Brown, 12.871; 11. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 12.876; 12. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 12.899; 13. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.912; 14. 7-Lynton Jeffrey, 12.94; 15. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.96; 16. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.986; 17. 71H-Randy Hannagan, 13.09; 18. 1X-Scott Hunter, 13.108; 19. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.123; 20. 49K-Scott Kreutter, 13.173; 21. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.266; 22. 5A-Justin Barger, 13.289; 23. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 13.303; 24. 84-Tom Harris, 13.55; 25. 5B-Dale Blaney, NT; 26. 49D-Shawn Dancer, NT

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 2. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 3. 41-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [8]; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer [5]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard [9]; 8. 19P-Paige Polyak [6]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [2]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 3. 17A-Austin McCarl [5]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [4]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 6. 35-Justin Henderson [7]; 7. 14-Jeremy Hill [9]; 8. 83-Cory Eliason [3]; 9. 97-Caleb Helms [8]

Heat #3 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [2]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [4]; 4. 4-Kasey Kahne [3]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [8]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 8. 11-Carl Bowser [7]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 7. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 8. 5A-Justin Barger [8]; 9. 5B-Dale Blaney [9]

Heat #5 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 2. 5M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 5. 7-Lynton Jeffrey [5]; 6. 71H-Randy Hannagan [6]; 7. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [8]; 8. 49K-Scott Kreutter [7]; 9. 49D-Shawn Dancer [9]

Heat #6 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 22-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 71X-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [4]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 6. 84-Tom Harris [8]; 7. 40-George Hobaugh [7]; 8. 1X-Scott Hunter [6]

Dash - Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 39-Spencer Bayston; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer ; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 4. 71P-Parker Price-Miller; 5. 49-Brad Sweet; 6. 71-Giovanni Scelzi

Dash #2 - Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 22-Carson Macedo; 2. 5M-Kerry Madsen; 3. 5-David Gravel; 4. 2-Shane Stewart; 5. 15-Donny Schatz; 6. 13-Paul McMahan

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][-]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [4][-]; 3. 11-Carl Bowser [7][$150]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [13][$150]; 5. 35-Justin Henderson [5][$150]; 6. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [10][$125]; 7. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [9][$125]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [8][$125]; 9. 1X-Scott Hunter [2][$125]; 10. 97-Caleb Helms [11][$125]; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard [14][$125]; 12. 84-Tom Harris [12][$125]; 13. 14-Jeremy Hill [15][$125]; 14. 49K-Scott Kreutter [6][$125]; 15. 5A-Justin Barger [16][$125]; 16. 5B-Dale Blaney [17][$125]; 17. 49D-Shawn Dancer [18][$125]; 18. W20-Greg Wilson [3][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1][-]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][-]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4][-]; 4. 83-Cory Eliason [3][-]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [6][-]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [8][-]; 7. 44-Trey Starks [7][$300]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [12][$250]; 9. 7K-Cale Conley [14][$225]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [15][$200]; 11. 4-Kasey Kahne [5][$200]; 12. 51-Freddie Rahmer [9][$200]; 13. 19P-Paige Polyak [13][$200]; 14. 71H-Randy Hannagan [16][$200]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11][$200]; 16. 7-Lynton Jeffrey [10][$200]; 17. 70-Dave Blaney [18][$200]; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen [17][$200]

Ian Madsen Gets First Win of Season During Saturday Afternoon Portion of World Finals at Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC – November 3, 2018 – Australian Ian Madsen will be named the 2018 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year and accentuated that honor with his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature win of the year Saturday afternoon during World Finals presented by Can-Am action at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Tim Shaffer surged late to finish second with 20th-starting Logan Schuchart completing the podium.

Tim Shaffer and Aaron Reutzel led the field to Green on the daytime dry, slick racing surface but it was Madsen taking control off of turn four to lead the opening lap.

Shane Stewart, who started beside Madsen in row two, found speed on the cushion blasting to the lead on Lap 5.

It’s no secret it’s been a challenging year for Shane Stewart and that continued Saturday afternoon as a flat tire on the Kyle Larson Racing No.2 on Lap 13 summarized their 2018 season.

Madsen inherited the lead for the double-file restart, but all eyes were on 20th-starting Logan Schuchart and 17th-starting Greg Wilson who made their way into the top-five before the half-way point.

The ensuing restart saw Brian Brown go for a vicious ride through turn one and two. Brown was uninjured in the accident.

When action resumed, Wilson and Schuchart jockeyed for the runner-up position as they both reeled in the KCP Racing No.18.

With Madsen out front, Wilson glued to the bottom and Schuchart banging down the cushion, the capacity crowd at The Dirt Track at Charlotte roared with excitement as they nearly went 3-wide for the lead.

With five laps remaining a caution for Brent Marks halted the torrid battle for the lead with Madsen out front followed by Schuchart and Wilson. The single-file restart gave Schuchart the opportunity to set up a pass for the lead, but Madsen powered away convincingly

Tim Shaffer reclaimed third from Wilson before the Red Flag flew for Parker Price-Miller, who tipped lightly on his side, with three laps remaining.

With one last restart, Schuchart again looked to the bottom side for the lead but brushed off his speed and allowed Tim Shaffer to regain second as Ian Madsen went on to win his third career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature.

“This is an awesome feeling. We’ve been coming to this event every year and it keeps getting bigger and bigger. It’s awesome to be a part of the World Finals,” a relieved Madsen said.

“Day-time racing is tricky, especially when the preferred racing line kept changing. I saw Logan behind me and I know he’s particularly good on these type of race tracks,” the Australian added before thanking his KCP Racing Team and saying hello to all of his family, friends and car owner, who are scattered around the world.

Tim Shaffer and 20th-starting Schuchart completed the podium. Shaffer found speed late, said he wished there were 10 more laps and referenced how strong he felt when he pulled the wing all the way back.

Schuchart, who earned KSE Hard Charger honors, emphasized that he wanted to get the win for Drydene Performance, who announced Thursday a multi-year partnership with both Shark Racing cars and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

12th-starting Spencer Bayston charged to fourth with Greg Wilson fading late, but still officially being scored with a strong 17th to fifth run. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series completes its 40th Anniversary Season with the night portion of the World Finals presented by Can-Am double-header at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway! As always, watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Feature: (30 Laps): 1. 18-Ian Madsen [3][$12,000]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [20][$3,200]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [12][$2,800]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [17][$2,500]; 6. 5-David Gravel [10][$2,300]; 7. 83-Cory Eliason [15][$2,200]; 8. 22-Carson Macedo [8][$2,100]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2][$2,050]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [21][$2,000]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [18][$1,500]; 12. 4-Kasey Kahne [13][$1,200]; 13. 5M-Kerry Madsen [11][$1,100]; 14. 9-Daryn Pittman [25][$50]; 15. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [14][$1,000]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [27][$]; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen [28][$]; 18. 41-Joey Saldana [24][$1,000]; 19. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$1,000]; 20. 19-Brent Marks [26][$]; 21. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [16][$1,000]; 22. 13-Paul McMahan [5][$1,000]; 23. 7S-Jason Sides [29][$]; 24. 44-Trey Starks [23][$1,000]; 25. 71X-Dominic Scelzi [22][$1,000]; 26. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [19][$1,000]; 27. 19P-Paige Polyak [9][$1,000]; 28. 2-Shane Stewart [4][$1,000]; 29. 21-Brian Brown [6][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: Ian Madsen 1-4, 13-30; Shane Stewart 5-12; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+17]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 19P-Paige Polyak, 12.724; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.727; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.728; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.771; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.785; 6. 5M-Kerry Madsen, 12.8; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.811; 8. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.818; 9. 44-Trey Starks, 12.835; 10. 4-Kasey Kahne, 12.862; 11. 41-Joey Saldana, 12.899; 12. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.916; 13. 19-Brent Marks, 12.919; 14. 17A-Austin McCarl, 12.98; 15. 7-Lynton Jeffrey, 12.991; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.009; 17. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 13.011; 18. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.052; 19. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.053; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.069; 21. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.108; 22. 71H-Randy Hannagan, 13.154; 23. 1X-Scott Hunter, 13.232; 24. 11-Carl Bowser, 13.248; 25. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.502; 26. 14-Jeremy Hill, 14.819

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.607; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.648; 3. 5-David Gravel, 12.675; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.722; 5. 22-Carson Macedo, 12.729; 6. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.735; 7. 21-Brian Brown, 12.756; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.763; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.792; 10. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 12.832; 11. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 12.838; 12. 71X-Dominic Scelzi, 12.889; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.918; 14. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.921; 15. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.925; 16. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 12.994; 17. 35-Justin Henderson, 13.037; 18. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 13.156; 19. 49K-Scott Kreutter, 13.166; 20. 97-Caleb Helms, 13.188; 21. 5A-Justin Barger, 13.229; 22. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.248; 23. 5B-Dale Blaney, 13.312; 24. 84-Tom Harris, 13.482; 25. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.505; 26. 49D-Shawn Dancer, NT

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 19P-Paige Polyak [1]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 4-Kasey Kahne [4]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 7. 71H-Randy Hannagan [8]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [6]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 83-Cory Eliason [3]; 4. 41-Joey Saldana [4]; 5. 17A-Austin McCarl [5]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [6]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 8. 1X-Scott Hunter [8]; 9. 14-Jeremy Hill [9]

Heat #3 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 5M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [6]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [3]; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer [7]; 7. 7-Lynton Jeffrey [5]; 8. 11-Carl Bowser [8]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 3. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [4]; 4. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [8]; 6. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [6]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 8. 49K-Scott Kreutter [7]; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard [9]

Heat #5 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 2. 22-Carson Macedo [2]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 6. 35-Justin Henderson [6]; 7. 97-Caleb Helms [7]; 8. 5B-Dale Blaney [8]; 9. 49D-Shawn Dancer [9]

Heat #6 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 5. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [6]; 6. 84-Tom Harris [8]; 7. 71X-Dominic Scelzi [4]; 8. 5A-Justin Barger [7]

Dash - Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer; 2. 18-Ian Madsen; 3. 13-Paul McMahan; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild; 5. 19P-Paige Polyak; 6. 5M-Kerry Madsen

Dash #2 - Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 2. 2-Shane Stewart; 3. 21-Brian Brown; 4. 22-Carson Macedo; 5. 5-David Gravel; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1][-]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [3][-]; 3. 71H-Randy Hannagan [7][$150]; 4. 97-Caleb Helms [6][$150]; 5. 1X-Scott Hunter [9][$150]; 6. 11-Carl Bowser [11][$125]; 7. 49K-Scott Kreutter [4][$125]; 8. 84-Tom Harris [10][$125]; 9. 40-George Hobaugh [13][$125]; 10. 14-Jeremy Hill [14][$125]; 11. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [2][$125]; 12. 51-Freddie Rahmer [5][$125]; 13. 49H-Bradley Howard [12][$125]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [18][$125]; 15. 5B-Dale Blaney [15][$125]; 16. 5A-Justin Barger [16][$125]; 17. 49D-Shawn Dancer [17][$125]; 18. 99-Skylar Gee [8][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [2][-]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1][-]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4][-]; 4. 71X-Dominic Scelzi [6][-]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [3][-]; 6. 41-Joey Saldana [5][-]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [7][$300]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8][$250]; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman [12][$225]; 10. 7-Lynton Jeffrey [11][$200]; 11. 35-Justin Henderson [16][$200]; 12. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [13][$200]; 13. O7-Gerard McIntyre [17][$200]; 14. 70-Dave Blaney [15][$200]; 15. 7K-Cale Conley [10][$200]; 16. 17A-Austin McCarl [9][$200]; 17. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [14][$200]; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen [18][$200]

DRYDENE PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS INKS MULTI-YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH SHARK RACING

Automotive, Commercial and Industrial Lubricants Manufacturer to Serve as Primary Sponsor
For Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen in World of Outlaws Competition

CONCORD, North Carolina (Nov. 1, 2018) – Drydene Performance Products, the makers of automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants, announced today a multi-year agreement with Shark Racing to serve as the primary sponsor for drivers Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen to compete in the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Drydene served as a co-primary sponsor with Schuchart on his Shark Racing No. 1s machine for a majority of the 2018 campaign and is expanding their relationship in 2019 and 2020 to both cars owned by Sprint car Hall of Famer and one of the original Outlaws Bobby Allen. Headquartered in Jonestown, Pennsylvania, Drydene Performance Products also announced today a multi-year partnership with the World of Outlaws to become the Official Motor Oil and the Official Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car and Late Model Series beginning in 2019.

“Drydene is all in, and these partnerships underscore our commitment to Shark Racing, the World of Outlaws' series, and race fans throughout the United States,” said Dave Klinger, President of Drydene Performance Products. “Successful partnerships are mutually beneficial, and we recognize the growth Shark Racing has demonstrated during their first five years competing in the World of Outlaws. Drydene got a firsthand look this year while teaming up with Logan (Schuchart) for most of the 2018 season. He’s a rising star in this sport and we’re excited to align with him as he chases his dream of becoming a World of Outlaws champion. In addition, seeing talent develop is very important to us and we are thrilled to be able to expand our partnership with Shark Racing and add Jacob Allen to Team Drydene. Two drivers and two cars, both carrying the Drydene brand while chasing wins in “The Greatest Show on Dirt”, and all in front of the most passionate fans across the country… what a great way to build the Drydene brand.”

Schuchart is excited to continue carrying the Drydene brand into the future after a solid beginning to the partnership this season that included the Hanover, Pennsylvania native earning Drydene its first World of Outlaws triumph in August winning the Ironman 55. Wins during the prestigious Knoxville Nationals and later in the season in Fulton, New York also highlighted a campaign that continued his ascent in Sprint car racing’s premiere series. Entering the final weekend of competition, he is tied for seventh in overall wins, ranks fifth in top-five finishes, leads all drivers with seven fast qualifier awards and holds down the sixth position in the championship standings. Accomplishments he hopes to surpass next season driving the Drydene No. 1s.

“The Drydene relationship has been incredible and we’re just getting started,” said Schuchart, grandson of Bobby Allen. “Our goal is to become a World of Outlaws champion. Trying to do that with a company led by people like Dave Klinger that has passion for being the best is something I just can’t describe. I was ready to run through a brick wall the first time I heard Dave speak. Partnering with Drydene and racing with the World of Outlaws for years to come has all of us really excited. The future is really bright and we’re ready to get the job done.”

In the midst of completing a career-best season, Shark Racing’s Jacob Allen becomes the newest member of Team Drydene. The 24-year-old turned the corner this season and became a consistent threat starting in June. A 28-race stretch during the middle of the season elevated his status on the tour thanks to Allen leading laps in five races, finishing second four times and qualifying for both the Kings Royal and Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals A-Main fields. The experience gained along with the opportunity to represent Drydene in more than 90 nights of racing next season and beyond has Allen poised to make another big jump in the series standings.

“Following in my dad’s footsteps and racing with the Outlaws has been something I hoped I could do, but this year I really felt like I belonged and had a legitimate shot at competing for wins,” said Allen. “Now to join Team Drydene and carry their brand and products on the Shark Racing 1a next year is such a big deal for me. The game just got better for sure.”

For Shark Racing, the partnership with Drydene solidifies the team’s ability to continue its climb in the World of Outlaws hierarchy. From their initial season in 2014 through 2018, the growth curve has been steadily climbing to the point where Shark Racing cars were in contention for wins on a regular basis this season and with the partnership with Drydene Performance Products, owner Bobby Allen is poised to push his two drivers and the team to new heights.

“I only know one way to race and that’s to try to do everything I can to beat the competition,” admitted Allen, a former World Karting Champion and winner of the 1990 Knoxville Nationals. “Being around people like Dave Klinger at Drydene has me so pumped up to get to the track. Drydene's entire organization has a passion to win and be the best, and that’s the kind of energy we want to be surrounded by. We are looking forward to having a lot of success in the future.”

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ABOUT LOGAN SCHUCHART
Logan Schuchart, pronounced (SHOE - HART), is completing his fifth season of competition with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series driving for Shark Racing. He competed in go-karts and won a number of track championships before moving to 358 Sprint cars in 2009. He won track and series championships in 358s before moving to the 410 division late in 2011. In 2012 and 2013, he collected wins with the All-Star Circuit of Champions and at legendary Central Pennsylvania tracks like Williams Grove, Lincoln, and Port Royal. In 2014, he began his career with the World of Outlaws and two years later scored his first career triumph in July 2016. He has eight career wins with the Outlaws and also scored two wins in Australia this past winter.  More details are available at: www.loganschuchart.com and on social media platforms: Facebook -  www.Facebook.com/LoganSchuchart1s, Twitter: @LSchuchart1s, and Instagram @loganschuchart.

ABOUT JACOB ALLEN
Jacob Allen is in his fifth season of competition with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series driving for Shark Racing. He competed in go-karts before moving to 358 Sprint cars in 2012. He won races at Lincoln Speedway, Trail-way Speedway and Susquehanna Speedway in 358s before moving to the 410 division in 2013. He earned his first 410 win at Susquehanna Speedway after completing his third season competing with the World of Outlaws. Follow him on his social media platforms: Facebook: www.Facebook.com/JacobAllen, on twitter: @JacobAllen1a, and Instagram: @jacoballen1a.

ABOUT SHARK RACING
Shark Racing is a dream realized of National Sprint Car Hall of Fame member Bobby Allen. The former world champion go-kart racer grew up in Miami, Florida and migrated to Central Pennsylvania in 1967 to race Sprint cars. After concluding his career as driver, which included hundreds of victories most notably the 1990 Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals, “Scruffy” began mentoring his grandson, Logan Schuchart, and son, Jacob Allen, from go-karts into 358-Winged Sprint car and ultimately into the 410-Winged Sprint car class. In 2014, he took both drivers out on the road to compete with the World of Outlaws. The team in the midst of their fifth season of competition with the Outlaws and have scored six wins to date. Shark Racing is based out of Hanover, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit https://shark1s.com/.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Donny Schatz Nets $51,000 with Tuscarora 50 Triumph at Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, PA – October 28, 2018 – Donny Schatz continued his remarkable 2018 campaign with a $51,000 payday at Port Royal Speedway, passing Brad Sweet on Lap 32 to win the Tuscarora 50. Freddie Rahmer surged from 16th to finish second with Daryn Pittman charging from 23rd to third on the excellent daytime racing surface.

The ‘Kings Royal’ type format saw four cars inverted in six Heat Races. Lucas Wolfe and Brad Sweet won their respective Heats to earn the front row for the 50-Lap, $51,000 to win Feature.

Sweet led the opening circuit before a nasty crash involving Port Royal’s Track Champion Logan Wagner and Tim Shaffer, halted action with one complete. Both drivers were uninjured in the accident but done for the afternoon.

Sweet was strong on the restart and didn’t reach traffic before Logan Schuchart’s night came to an end on Lap 6, stopping on the front stretch.

Lucas Wolfe remained in second on the ensuing restart, looking for a way around the 2018 Knoxville Nationals Champion. Donny Schatz worked his way forward to third from his fifth starting position and remained within striking distance of Sweet and Wolfe.

Consecutive cautions on Lap 16 and 17 allowed Wolfe to set up an attack for the lead on the restart. As Sweet brought the field back to Green on the 18th circuit, Wolfe blasted to the top side of the racing surface and took control of the field down the backstretch to a large roar from the Port Royal faithful, only to have the pass negated by a caution for a stopped Ian Madsen.

The following restart Sweet was prepared and fended off Wolfe’s charge before the caution flew on Lap 21 for the designated fuel stop.

When action resumed, Donny Schatz moved into second and began closing in on Sweet for the lead. Schatz found grip on the bottom and got underneath Sweet to lead the 32nd lap before the caution flew for fourth-place running Gio Scelzi.

Schatz ran away on the restart as Wolfe began going to work on the cushion, closing in on Sweet, eventually reclaiming the second position on Lap 38. At this point, 16th-starting Freddie Rahmer had climbed to fourth with 23rd-starting Daryn Pittman coming forward to sixth.

A caution with eight laps remaining bunched the field together and gave Wolfe a chance to steal the victory from Schatz.

Schatz powered away on the restart, completing a lap before the Yellow Flag flew for debris, as the hood flew off seventh-place running TJ Stutts’ car, ending his evening.

Schatz again blasted away on the restart, leaving no doubt who the class of the field was, en route to his 21st World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of 2018.

“That felt like a 500-miler,” Schatz said with a chuckle in Victory Lane about the caution-filled race, next to his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No.15. As always, Schatz deflected the credit of the victory his crew, “These guys are incredible at what they do, it’s pretty cool to win that big money. Anytime you win in Pennsylvania it’s big and this is a big one.”

“We decided we better start testing out the 2019 rule changes and since we’ve done that, we haven’t finished worse than second and that’s really important,” Schatz, who was sporting a special Arctic Cat paint scheme, added before expressing his gratitude to Port Royal Speedway for not giving in to Mother Nature this weekend.

Freddie Rahmer continued his impressive 2018 season, surging from 16th to finish second. “My car was really good, I could really move around. They did a great job with the track,” Rahmer, who scored his first career World of Outlaws victory earlier this year in July, said in appreciation of Port Royal.

Daryn Pittman, who charged from 23rd to complete the podium, echoed the sentiments about Port Royal Speedway, “Hats off to Port Royal, they could’ve easily thrown in the towel for this weekend. They did a really nice job widening out the track. It’s always a pleasure to come back to this place and see the improvements they do on a weekly basis.”

“To start 23rd and end up on the podium says a lot about how great my race car was and the track. I wish we would have been a little stronger earlier in the night to get a better starting position,” Pittman, who earned KSE Hard Charger honors added.

Brad Sweet finished fourth with 17th-starting David Gravel completing the top five.

Persistent rain and cold temperatures led to the cancellation of Friday and Saturday’s program, forcing the World of Outlaws and Port Royal to use the Sunday rain date. The program was moved forward in the afternoon; a good decision by all parties, as heavy rain began to fall less than an hour after the Feature concluded.

Brian Brown bested the 51-car field in Qualifying and broke the Track Record in Qualifying with a lap of 14.868. In total, seven drivers in Qualifying went under the existing record and for the first time in track history a sub-15-second lap was run.

With the unique format, the Tuscarora 50 was show-up points only for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series teams.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series finishes off its 40th Anniversary Season with the World Finals presented by Can-Am at The Dirt Track at Charlotte next Thursday, Friday, Saturday, November 1st-3rd. Tickets still remain for one of dirt track racing’s biggest spectacles as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars and Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series Big Block-Modifieds crown their champions.

If you can’t make it to the track, watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Feature (50 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$51,513]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [16][$12,000]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [23][$5,000]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$4,437]; 5. 5-David Gravel [17][$3,000]; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe [1][$2,500]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [6][$2,300]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [4][$2,200]; 9. 21-Brian Brown [14][$2,100]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [10][$2,000]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [21][$1,900]; 12. 58-Jim Siegel [15][$1,500]; 13. 5C-Dylan Cisney [25][$300]; 14. 41-Carson Macedo [7][$1,250]; 15. 11-T.J. Stutts [19][$1,200]; 16. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [12][$1,150]; 17. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [11][$1,100]; 18. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [3][$1,075]; 19. 71X-Dominic Scelzi [8][$1,050]; 20. 5T-Tyler Reeser [18][$1,025]; 21. 39M-Anthony Macri [13][$1,000]; 22. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [22][$1,000]; 23. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9][$1,000]; 24. 49X-Tim Shaffer [20][$1,000]; 25. 1-Logan Wagner [24][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-31, Donny Schatz 32-50; KSE Hard Charger Award: 9-Daryn Pittman[+20]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 41-Carson Macedo, 14.891; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.905; 3. 11-T.J. Stutts, 14.929; 4. 1-Logan Wagner, 14.968; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.969; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 14.98; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.017; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri, 15.028; 9. 58-Jim Siegel, 15.036; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.037; 11. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 15.063; 12. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 15.083; 13. 5-David Gravel, 15.091; 14. 83-Cory Eliason, 15.121; 15. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 15.126; 16. 69K-Lance Dewease, 15.131; 17. 5M-Kerry Madsen, 15.132; 18. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.163; 19. 55-Mike Wagner, 15.233; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.299; 21. 35-Justin Henderson, 15.393; 22. 33-Jared Esh, 15.44; 23. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt, 15.442; 24. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.465; 25. 29-Brent Shearer, 16.543; 26. 12W-Troy Fraker, 16.712

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 21-Brian Brown, 14.868; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 15.046; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 15.099; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.116; 5. 71X-Dominic Scelzi, 15.134; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 15.165; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich, 15.184; 8. 19-Brent Marks, 15.233; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.233; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 15.238; 11. 2-Shane Stewart, 15.264; 12. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 15.28; 13. 94-Ryan Smith, 15.295; 14. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 15.297; 15. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 15.305; 16. 7K-Cale Conley, 15.322; 17. 44-Trey Starks, 15.347; 18. 39C-Cory Haas, 15.367; 19. 39-Spencer Bayston, 15.374; 20. 5T-Tyler Reeser, 15.481; 21. 21X-Brian Montieth, 15.512; 22. 91-Tony Fiore, 15.534; 23. 70-Dave Blaney, 15.591; 24. 10K-Joe Kata, 16.009; 25. 47K-Kody Lehman, 16.174

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 41-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 5-David Gravel [5]; 4. 55-Mike Wagner [7]; 5. 1-Logan Wagner [3]; 6. 29-Brent Shearer [9]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 8. 69K-Lance Dewease [6]; 9. 33-Jared Esh [8]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [2]; 4. 5M-Kerry Madsen [6]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 6. 83-Cory Eliason [5]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 8. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [8]; 9. 12W-Troy Fraker [9]

Heat #3 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 3. 58-Jim Siegel [2]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 5. 5C-Dylan Cisney [5]; 6. 35-Justin Henderson [7]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 8. 11-T.J. Stutts [4]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 5. 94-Ryan Smith [5]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 7. 39-Spencer Bayston [7]; 8. 91-Tony Fiore [8]; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman [9]

Heat #5 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 71X-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 3. 5T-Tyler Reeser [7]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [8]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [6]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [2]; 8. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]

Heat #6 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [1]; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 21X-Brian Montieth [7]; 6. 39C-Cory Haas [6]; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall [5]; 8. 10K-Joe Kata [8]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. 39-Spencer Bayston [2][-]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1][-]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [3][$150]; 4. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [5][$150]; 5. 91-Tony Fiore [8][$150]; 6. 47K-Kody Lehman [14][$125]; 7. 12W-Troy Fraker [13][$125]; 8. 10K-Joe Kata [12][$125]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [9][$125]; 10. 19-Brent Marks [4][$125]; 11. 55K-Robbie Kendall [6][$125]; 12. 69K-Lance Dewease [7][$125]; 13. 33-Jared Esh [15][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 18-Ian Madsen [2][-]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5][-]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [6][-]; 4. 1-Logan Wagner [7][-]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [10][$300]; 6. 5M-Kerry Madsen [3][$250]; 7. 5C-Dylan Cisney [11][$225]; 8. 35-Justin Henderson [17][$200]; 9. O7-Gerard McIntyre [16][$200]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$200]; 11. 83-Cory Eliason [15][$200]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [20][$200]; 13. 29-Brent Shearer [13][$200]; 14. 7K-Cale Conley [14][$200]; 15. 70-Dave Blaney [4][$200]; 16. 39-Spencer Bayston [19][$200]; 17. 55-Mike Wagner [1][$200]; 18. 21X-Brian Montieth [12][$200]; 19. 94-Ryan Smith [8][$200]; 20. 39C-Cory Haas [18][$200]

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Donny Schatz Hits 20-Win Mark for Sixth Consecutive Season with Dodge City Victory

DODGE CITY, KS – October 20, 2018 – Donny Schatz passed Ian Madsen on Lap 9 in lapped traffic and held off Madsen’s late race surge to win his 20th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series of 2018, Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park. Madsen, in his first visit to Dodge City, settled for second with Daryn Pittman completing the podium.

Ian Madsen set a new Dodge City track record in Qualifying, won his Heat and the Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole for the 30-lap Feature. Madsen got a strong initial start to lead the opening lap. The Australian, who will be crowned as the 2018 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year at the years end, reached lapped traffic by the fourth circuit on the lightning-fast racing surface.

Madsen cleared the first slower car, but was held up by local Steven Richardson, allowing Schatz to close the gap. Madsen remained behind Richardson as Schatz got a strong run entering turn one to take the lead down the backstretch on the ninth circuit.

Schatz officially led the ninth lap before the caution flew for third-place running Sheldon Haudenschild. Haudenschild, who was also making his Dodge City debut, was able to return at the rear of the field.

The ensuing double-file restart saw Schatz and Madsen race away from the field, establishing themselves as the class of the field. Similar to Madsen early in the race, Schatz’ pace slowed dramatically when he reached lapped traffic. Madsen closed in on the nine-time Series Champion, and took a look underneath for the lead, but couldn’t complete the pass.

A sputtering Adam Gullion brought out the caution with 18 laps complete, giving the leaders a clear track. Two laps later, Jade Hastings blew up, setting up a ten-lap sprint to the finish.

Schatz and Madsen again pulled away from the field, as Kasey Kahne Racing teammates Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet jockeyed for third. Schatz reached traffic and again was forced to slow his pace on the tacky racing surface. Madsen closed in once again but came up .279 short, as Schatz took the Checkered Flag for the 20th time in 2018.

When asked about the difficulties of lapped traffic, Schatz said with a smile, “It’s how I got the lead and it’s how I almost lost it. They didn’t do anything wrong, but it was definitely tough to get by them.”

The win was Schatz and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No.15 team 20th win of the year, marking the sixth consecutive season they’ve reached that total. “It’s a testament to how great this team is, but we’re never satisfied. 20 wins isn’t enough, 40 wins isn’t enough, that’s what makes this team so great,” Schatz said about reaching the 20-win plateau.

“It’s a privilege to be able to drive for this great team against the greatest drivers in the world at the nicest facilities in the country,” Schatz said as a dual-compliment to the World of Outlaws competition and Dodge City Raceway Park.

Ian Madsen was obviously disappointed to not finish the job but remained in good spirits. “It was a great night for this KCP team, I had a lot of family and friends here tonight and our car owner was here as well, so it was great to have a good finish for all of them. I just read lapped traffic wrong, hopefully we can pick up a win here in the last two weeks,” Madsen said.

Daryn Pittman, fresh off his Lakeside victory a night ago, completed the podium and continued his recent hot streak. “We’re really happy where this team is right now, it’s a shame the year is coming to an end,” Pittman said next to his Ionomy-sponsored KKR No.9.

Brad Sweet and 12th-starting Brian Brown completed the top-five. Sam Hafertepe Jr. earned KSE Hard Charger honors, coming from last to 15th.

A chilly evening and good air had Dodge City Raceway Park in unchartered territory as 22 of the 23 cars signed in broke the 13-year-old track record. Ian Madsen’s Quick Time was nearly a half-second quicker than the existing fastest lap. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has two weekends left in its 40th Anniversary Season.

Next weekend, the Series heads back to Central Pennsylvania for the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway. Saturday’s 50-lap Feature will pay $51,000 to the winner. Following that, the Outlaws will conclude the year at the World Finals presented by Can-Am at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. As always, if you can’t make it to the track, watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$10,000]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [1][$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4][$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$2,800]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [12][$2,500]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9][$2,300]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [5][$2,200]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [8][$2,100]; 9. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [11][$2,050]; 10. 5-David Gravel [14][$2,000]; 11. 41-Joey Saldana [15][$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [7][$1,200]; 13. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$1,100]; 14. 4-Brock Zearfoss [10][$1,050]; 15. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [23][$1,000]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16][$900]; 17. 1X-Don Droud [19][$800]; 18. 8H-Jade Hastings [18][$800]; 19. 91-Adam Gullion [20][$800]; 20. W20-Greg Wilson [13][$800]; 21. O-Steven Richardson [21][$800]; 22. 2C-Wayne Johnson [22][$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [17][$800]; Lap Leaders: Ian Madsen 1-8, Donny Schatz 9-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 15H-Sam Hafertepe[+8]

Qualifying: 1. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.759; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.761; 3. 19-Brent Marks, 11.764; 4. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.787; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.802; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.807; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.822; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.827; 9. 21-Brian Brown, 11.863; 10. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.902; 11. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.903; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.92; 13. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 11.943; 14. 5-David Gravel, 11.946; 15. O-Steven Richardson, 11.97; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.01; 17. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 12.024; 18. 41-Joey Saldana, 12.043; 19. 1X-Don Droud, 12.081; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.09; 21. 8H-Jade Hastings, 12.165; 22. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.2; 23. 91-Adam Gullion, 12.351

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer: 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 4. 4-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 7. 1X-Don Droud [7]; 8. 2C-Wayne Johnson [8]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer: 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [4]; 5. 5-David Gravel [5]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 7. 91-Adam Gullion [8]; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [6]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer: 1. 19-Brent Marks [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 5. 41-Joey Saldana [6]; 6. 8H-Jade Hastings [7]; 7. O-Steven Richardson [5]

Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [5]

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Daryn Pittman Convincingly Scores 9th Win of 2018 in FVP Platinum Battery Shootout at Lakeside Speedway

KANSAS CITY, KS – October 19, 2018 – Daryn Pittman scored his ninth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature win of the season in convincing fashion, leading every lap of the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout at Lakeside Speedway. Donny Schatz extended his points lead with a runner-up finish and Sheldon Haudenschild completed the podium. It was Pittman’s 81st career World of Outlaws win and second at Lakeside with his prior triumph coming 15 years ago in 2003.

Pittman won the Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole for the 30-lap Feature, alongside Logan Schuchart. Pittman held off an early charge from Schuchart to take command of the field.

A fast racing surface allowed Pittman to reach lapped traffic on Lap 8. The Oklahoma veteran negotiated traffic well, before the lone caution flag of the Feature fell on Lap 12 as heartbreak struck second-place running Logan Schuchart. Schuchart smoked down the frontstretch before coming to stop in turn one, ending his evening.

Sheldon Haudenschild assumed second place alongside Pittman with Jason Sides and Donny Schatz in row two of the double-file restart.

Pittman powered away from the field with a strong restart as Haudenschild and Schatz waged war for the second spot with the nine-time and defending Series Champion taking the position for good on Lap 16.

Schatz narrowed Pittman’s lead, but the Kasey Kahne Racing, Ionomy-sponsored No.9 remained proficient through traffic.

The best battle on the race track was between Jason Sides, Brad Sweet and Joey Saldana, aboard the Jason Johnson Racing No.41, as the trio utilized the entire the Lakeside Speedway racing surface battling for the fifth position.

Back up front, Schatz continued to close in on Pittman, but time was running out. With five laps remaining, Pittman maintained good speed on the cushion as Schatz was a car-length lower than him, desperately trying to reel him in.

Pittman stayed strong up top and rode the cushion to victory, a mere .586 seconds ahead of Schatz.

“This place is always been a track I’ve enjoyed coming to. If your car is good, you can get by guys and as a racer that’s all you can ask for,” Pittman said speaking fondly of Lakeside Speedway.

“Hats off to my guys, my car was great. It was a lot of fun, lapped traffic was tight, but I could move around and maintain speed everywhere. Man, these wins are hard to come by. I’ve been doing this a long time and they never get easier,” Pittman said with a smile next to his KKR No.9.

Schatz settled for second and kept things simple after the race, “That’s the way it goes sometimes. We got ourselves up there to compete for the win but didn’t get it. We’ll try again tomorrow.”

In his second career Lakeside appearance, Sheldon Haudenschild landed on the podium for the second consecutive year, finishing third. “The 9 and 15 were good, I like this place, it’s wide and fast. It’s definitely cool to have Ricky [Stenhouse Jr.] here and a couple of the NASCAR boys, we’ll try again tomorrow,” Haudenschild said next to his NOS Energy Drink sponsored Stenhouse Jr-Marshall No.17.

Shane Stewart was strong all night and finished fourth with Joey Saldana finishing fifth in his debut aboard the JJR No.41.

Brad Sweet, Jason Sides, Ian Madsen, Kraig Kinser and Brent Marks completed the all-Outlaw top-ten. Brock Zearfoss, in his Lakeside debut, earned KSE Hard Charger honors coming from the LCS to finish 11th.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season tomorrow with a return to Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, KS. Weather has prevented the Series from racing there since 2015, don’t miss this year’s Boot Hill Showdown. As always, if you can’t make it to the track, watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$5,500]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$3,200]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [5][$2,800]; 5. 41-Joey Saldana [8][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$2,300]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [6][$2,200]; 8. 18-Ian Madsen [10][$2,100]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9][$2,050]; 10. 19-Brent Marks [13][$2,000]; 11. 4-Brock Zearfoss [19][$1,500]; 12. 2M-Kerry Madsen [11][$1,200]; 13. 21-Brian Brown [12][$1,100]; 14. 5-David Gravel [15][$1,050]; 15. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [18][$1,000]; 16. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [14][$900]; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen [20][$800]; 18. 35L-Cody Ledger [24][$800]; 19. 33M-Mason Daniel [17][$800]; 20. W20-Greg Wilson [22][$800]; 21. 2C-Wayne Johnson [23][$800]; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$800]; 23. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [21][$800]; 24. 1X-Don Droud [16][$800]; Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 4-Brock Zearfoss[+8]

Qualifying: 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.626; 2. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.734; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.744; 4. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.758; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.76; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.764; 7. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.799; 8. 41-Joey Saldana, 13.814; 9. 21-Brian Brown, 13.831; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.833; 11. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.844; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.909; 13. 1X-Don Droud, 13.964; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.969; 15. 5-David Gravel, 13.98; 16. 19-Brent Marks, 13.985; 17. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.997; 18. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 14.022; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.024; 20. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 14.04; 21. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 14.117; 22. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 14.123; 23. 33M-Mason Daniel, 14.226; 24. 35L-Cody Ledger, 14.302; 25. 8H-Jade Hastings, 14.395; 26. 91-Adam Gullion, 14.853; 27. 91X-Riley Kreisel, 15.125

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 6. 1X-Don Droud [5]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 8. 2C-Wayne Johnson [8]; 9. 8H-Jade Hastings [9]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 41-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 5. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 6. 33M-Mason Daniel [8]; 7. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [7]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 9. 91-Adam Gullion [9]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 5. 5-David Gravel [5]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [7]; 7. 4-Brock Zearfoss [6]; 8. 35L-Cody Ledger [8]; 9. 91X-Riley Kreisel [9]

Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 4-Brock Zearfoss [2][-]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][-]; 3. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [4][-]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [3][-]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson [5][-]; 6. 35L-Cody Ledger [6][-]; 7. 8H-Jade Hastings [7][$300]; 8. 91-Adam Gullion [8][$250]; 9. 91X-Riley Kreisel [9][$225]

Monday, October 15, 2018

Christopher Bells Dominates Eldora Speedway for Fourth Career Outlaw Win

ROSSBURG, OH – October 14, 2018 – Christopher Bell pounded the cushion to perfection up against the Eldora Speedway wall to win his fourth career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature, but first of 2018, Sunday evening at the Ohio half-mile. Bell fell as far back as eighth but took the lead on Lap 14 and never looked back. Donny Schatz extended his Series points lead finishing second for a Tony Stewart Racing/Curb-Agajanian Racing one-two punch. Parker Price-Miller, who led the first 13 laps, completed the podium.

Tim Shaffer won the Sears Craftsman Dash and led the field down the backstretch, but a strong sweeping move across the racing surface from Parker Price-Miller saw the youngster lead the opening lap by a nose.

Carson Macedo, aboard the Jason Johnson Racing No.41, took second from Shaffer on Lap 9 and began closing in on Price-Miller for the lead.

Christopher Bell fell back from his fifth-starting spot on the initial start, but began his cushion-pounding charge forward immediately. As Macedo passed Shaffer for second on the ninth circuit, Bell re-entered the top five. Two laps later, Bell was third and visibly closing on the leaders. Bell passed Macedo for second on Lap 13 and took the lead the following lap from Price-Miller in turn one.

From there, Bell set sail, rim riding his way to a sizable advantage through lapped traffic.

Donny Schatz worked his way forward from his eighth starting spot to take third just past the halfway point.

The lone caution of the event flew on Lap 21 for a slowing Aaron Reutzel, setting up a double-file restart.

Price-Miller, who had fallen back to fourth, got an excellent restart and challenged Bell for the lead before settling into second.  Bell once again powered away from the field, establishing a sizeable lead over the field.

Schatz went to work on Price-Miller for second, completing the pass with one to go. At this point, his TSR teammate was gone, as Bell cruised to win by over four seconds.

“I’m very grateful to run this thing, it’s a rocket every time I come to this place. It was so fast on the top, I could zoom right around,” Bell said in Victory Lane.

When asked about riding the wall at Eldora with a near-perfect race car, Bell didn’t hold back saying, “It’s the most fun thing you’ll ever do.”

“It’s a dream come true to be able to win World of Outlaws races at Eldora,” Bell, who was making his fifth Outlaw start of the season, added with a smile.

Donny Schatz settled for second for the second consecutive night and was pleased with his car, “My car was really good. These guys keep working on it and making some gains, it was great to have some grip out there.”

Parker Price-Miller, in one of three Indy Race Parts entries, held off Macedo to complete the podium, “We were really good, when you are out front, you don’t know how strong you really are, and Christopher blew my doors off. He was the class of the field. I can’t thank Bernie and Betsy enough for giving me this opportunity.”

Macedo, who will return to the JJR No.41 at Port Royal in two weeks, finished fourth with Ian Madsen completing the top five.

Brent Marks came forward from 12th to sixth with Joey Saldana, in another Indy Race Parts car, was strong finishing seventh.

Sheldon Haudenschild charged from 18th to eighth and Logan Schuchart earned KSE Hard Charger honors coming from 20th to ninth. Pennsylvanian Brock Zearfoss, who will finish out the season following the Outlaw tour, completed the top-ten.

A night after breaking a 19-year-old track record at Terre Haute, teenager Gio Scelzi was within striking distance of the 16-year-old Eldora track record in Qualifying, missing it by seven hundredths of a second.

It was an early start at Eldora, which was coming off a double-header World 100 program the night before, with the Outlaw Feature ending before 7:30 on a brisk October evening.

A rare off-weekend for the NASCAR Xfinity Series allowed Bell to compete back in his dirt track roots. Bell currently leads Xfinity points and recently set the single-season win record for a rookie with six. Bell finished 11th last night at Terre Haute.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action next weekend with a pair of dates in Kansas, starting Friday, October 19 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout and concluding Saturday, October 20 at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, KS. If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 14B-Christopher Bell [5][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [8][$5,500]; 3. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [2][$3,200]; 4. 41-Carson Macedo [4][$2,800]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [3][$2,500]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [12][$2,300]; 7. 71X-Joey Saldana [6][$2,200]; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [18][$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [20][$2,050]; 10. 4-Brock Zearfoss [10][$2,000]; 11. 2-Shane Stewart [15][$1,500]; 12. 21-Brian Brown [14][$1,200]; 13. 49-Brad Sweet [13][$1,100]; 14. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [9][$1,050]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [7][$1,000]; 16. 39-Spencer Bayston [17][$900]; 17. 5-David Gravel [16][$800]; 18. 9-Daryn Pittman [22][$800]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [19][$800]; 20. 81-Chad Kemenah [24][$800]; 21. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1][$800]; 22. 87-Aaron Reutzel [11][$800]; 23. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [21][$800]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [23][$800]; Lap Leaders: Parker Price-Miller 1-13, Christopher Bell 14-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+11]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 12.778; 2. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.831; 3. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.872; 4. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.877; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.926; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.934; 7. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 12.98; 8. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.987; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.999; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.062; 11. 39-Spencer Bayston, 13.065; 12. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.163; 13. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.209; 14. G1-Max Stambaugh, 13.222; 15. 71H-Randy Hannagan, 13.238; 16. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.271; 17. 97-Caleb Helms, 13.454; 18. 11N-Cap Henry, 13.467; 19. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.602; 20. 42-Ty Tilton, 13.863

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 41-Carson Macedo, 12.899; 2. 14B-Christopher Bell, 12.928; 3. 71X-Joey Saldana, 12.944; 4. 19-Brent Marks, 12.996; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.997; 6. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.012; 7. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 13.026; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.038; 9. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.054; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.06; 11. 21-Brian Brown, 13.072; 12. 5-David Gravel, 13.077; 13. 81-Chad Kemenah, 13.151; 14. 12N-Cole Duncan, 13.19; 15. 83-Cory Eliason, 13.202; 16. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.206; 17. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.228; 18. O2-Brandon Long, 13.441; 19. 16-Ryan Ruhl, 13.602; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser, NT

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [1]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston [6]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [4]; 7. 71H-Randy Hannagan [8]; 8. 97-Caleb Helms [9]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron [10]; 10. 49D-Shawn Dancer [7]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 6. 11N-Cap Henry [9]; 7. G1-Max Stambaugh [7]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [8]; 10. 42-Ty Tilton [10]

Heat #3 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 41-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 71X-Joey Saldana [2]; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [6]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 6. 81-Chad Kemenah [7]; 7. 83-Cory Eliason [8]; 8. 19P-Paige Polyak [5]; 9. 16-Ryan Ruhl [10]; 10. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [9]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 14B-Christopher Bell [1]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [2]; 4. 5-David Gravel [6]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 7. 99-Brady Bacon [8]; 8. 12N-Cole Duncan [7]; 9. O2-Brandon Long [9]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10]

Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer; 2. 71P-Parker Price-Miller; 3. 18-Ian Madsen; 4. 41-Carson Macedo; 5. 14B-Christopher Bell; 6. 71X-Joey Saldana; 7. W20-Greg Wilson; 8. 15-Donny Schatz

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. 99-Brady Bacon [2][-]; 2. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [4][-]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [1][$150]; 4. 11N-Cap Henry [5][$150]; 5. 97-Caleb Helms [3][$150]; 6. O2-Brandon Long [6][$125]; 7. 16-Ryan Ruhl [8][$125]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [7][$125]; 9. 42-Ty Tilton [9][$125]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [1][-]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2][-]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [3][-]; 4. 81-Chad Kemenah [6][-]; 5. 83-Cory Eliason [10][$300]; 6. 12N-Cole Duncan [8][$250]; 7. G1-Max Stambaugh [7][$225]; 8. 71H-Randy Hannagan [9][$200]; 9. 49D-Shawn Dancer [5][$200]; 10. 99-Brady Bacon [11][$200]; 11. 19P-Paige Polyak [4][$200]; 12. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [12][$200]

G-Mac picks up the Final Showdown at BAPS Motor Speedway, Hammaker and Nouse pick up 358 feature wins




YORK HAVEN, Pa.: Gerard McIntyre Jr. had plenty of incentive in this year’s Sprint Showdown at BAPS Motor Speedway.

A few years ago, McInytre led over the half the laps in the main event before making contact with a lapped car. Not only did it take him out of contention, it cost him a fat payday.

McInytre made up for it Saturday night, when he slipped by Trey Starks and drove away to an impressive and satisfying $5,000 victory in the 27-lap SprintCarUnlimited.com Sprint Showdown.

“Anytime you win in central Pennsylvania, it’s huge,” McIntyre said. “This is the biggest race of the year at Susquehanna [BAPS Motor Speedway], and it will sink in eventually.

“I got close to winning this a few years ago, and it’s been in the back of mind what I could’ve done differently. Sometimes, you just need everything to go right, and somehow tonight, it did.”

A red flag marred the early stages of the event, when Dylan Cisney and Danny Dietrich got together on Lap 2 coming out of the second corner. Cisney got upside on the backstretch, and Dietrich went to the pit area with a flat and rejoined the field at the rear.

Starks took advantage of his outside-pole starting spot and raced ahead of McIntyre and Bradley Howard through the early stages of the event.

The leaders caught the back of the field by Lap 6. Starks owned a 1.548-second lead, but McIntyre closed on the low side and poked his nose under the leader in the first corner on the 10th circuit.

“The car didn’t feel as good to me as it really was, and that’s a weird feeling,” McIntyre said. “Darren had the car rolling around here, and this place is a little tricky when it builds a big cushion.

“I think that bit Trey a little bit. Being in second, you can move around a little bit and see that stuff … It was just a hell of a night.”

It got even better on Lap 11, when McIntyre wheeled through the first and second corner and wrestled the lead away. Starks retook the top spot on the backstretch, but McIntyre pulled off the slider in Turns 3 and 4 to lead the lap.

McIntyre wasted little time distancing himself from the field. By Lap 15, he built a 1.731-second advantage over Starks, who was struggling to stay ahead of the hard-charging Tyler Esh.

Lucas Wolfe, who started 14th on the grid, blasted into the top five by Lap 15. One lap later, he took fourth from Howard and closed on Esh.

Esh and Wolfe traded third in the Turns 3 and 4 on Lap 19. But, Esh continued to hold the spot and nailed the low side in Turns 3 and 4 one lap later to blow by Starks for the runner-up position.

Catching McIntyre would be much harder. Especially since he owned a 3.385-second lead over the field with two to go.

“When Trey got out front, he jumped out to a big lead,” McIntyre said. “Once he got into traffic and the dirty air, he slowed up a lot more than I did. Lapped traffic was tough, and once I caught him, I knew I needed to be a little bit patient and work around instead of trying a slider and taking out two cars.

“I knew a lot of guys got crashed out early, so I had a couple laps to play around a bit. Once I drove around him through the middle, it was a matter of staying off that curb.”

McIntyre was flawless over the final two circuits and cruised to an easy 3.239-second victory over the field.

“The clean air is everything in these cars, and you just have to be able to work through the dirty air,” McIntyre said. “Once I cleared those four or five lapped cars, the track was wide open.

“You get all that good air on your wing, and that in turn makes your car better. There was nothing better than the last couple of laps and not seeing anybody in front of me.”

Continued McIntyre, “Three or four years ago, I led three quarters of the race and tangled with a lapped car. I came back to get eighth, or something like that, but that one hurt. This one makes up for it and makes me feel better.”

Esh held off the Wolfe for second. Kyle Moody was fourth, followed by Starks, who fell to fifth in the final rundown.

McIntyre set quick time for the 23-car field with a lap of 14.906. Kyle Moody, Dan Shetler, and Esh were heat winners.

Doug Hammaker started the night off with a dominating victory in the 25-Lap Nouse Summer Series event for the 358 Sprint Car Summer series.

Hammaker took the lead on a Lap 10 restart from Kevin Nouse and was cruising. He took the win by 6.375 seconds at the finish and lapped up to eighth place over the race distance.

Nouse was second, followed by Steven Drevicki, Troy Wagaman Jr., and former 410 Sprint Car regular Rodney Westhafer.

In the regular 358 Sprint Car, Nouse bounced back to make a late-race pass on Steve Kisamore to secure the win in the 27-lap event.

Kisamore led the entire way, but a caution came out with one to go, setting up a dash to the finish. Nouse took advantage of the double-file restart and ripped around Kisamore to take the win. Wagaman, Drevicki, and Dylan Norris completed the top five.

Make-up feature winner Doug Hammaker, Kisamore, and Jeff Halligan were heat winners for the 22-car field.

410 Sprint Feature Finish, 27 Laps: 1. Gerard McIntyre Jr.; 2. Tyler Esh; 3. Lucas Wolfe; 4. Kyle Moody; 5. Trey Starks; 6. Bradley Howard; 7. Jared Esh; 8. Danny Dietrich; 9. Tyler Reeser; 10. T.J. Stutts; 11. Justin Barger; 12. Randy Baughman; 13. Anthony Fiore; 14. Joe Kata III; 15. Dwight Leppo; 16. Greg Plank; 17. Glenndon Forsythe; 18. Todd Zinn; 19. Trey Hivner; 20. Dan Shetler; 21. Dylan Cisney; 22. Anthony Macri; 23. Freddie Rahmer.

358 Sprint Feature Finish, 27 Laps: 1. Kevin Nouse; 2. Steve Kisamore; 3. Troy Wagaman Jr.; 4. Steve Drevicki; 5. Dylan Norris; 6. Chris Frank; 7. Doug Hammaker; 8. Kyle Denmyer; 9. Cody Fletcher; 10. Jeff Halligan; 11. Jeff Paulson; 12. Ken Duke Jr.; 13. Rodney Westhafer; 14. Jon Stewart; 15. Zachary Allman; 16. Tyler Ross; 17. Hank Donovan Jr.; 18. Gregg Foster; 19. Arron Spahr; 20. Dan Richcreek.

Make-up 358 Sprint Feature Finish, 25 Laps: 1. Doug Hammaker; 2. Kevin Nouse; 3. Steve Drevicki; 4. Troy Wagaman Jr.; 5. Rodney Westhafer; 6. Dylan Norris; 7. Kyle Denmyer; 8. Cody Fletcher; 9. Chris Frank; 10. Cody Fletcher; 11. Gregg Foster; 12. Ken Duke Jr.; 13. Tyler Ross; 14. Wyatt Hinkle; 15. Hank Donovan Jr.; 16. Zachary Allman; 17. Brian Carber; 18. Dan Richcreek.

TIM GLATFELTER RECORDS SECOND CAREER LINCOLN WIN IN 2018 SEASON FINALE; Dylan Norris and Chris Frank Record Career Firsts in 358 Sprints; Troy Wagaman, Jr. Clinches 2018 Lincoln Speedway 358 Sprint Track Championship

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 10/13/2018 – Lincoln Speedway closed out it’s 2018 season Saturday afternoon with a remarkable racing program which saw: Two drivers claim first-ever wins at the Pigeon Hills oval; A driver pick-up his second-career Lincoln win after a nine-year winless drought; and another driver crowned a champion. And all this under sunny, but chilly, Autumn skies for the running of the 30th Annual Hank Gentzler Memorial/Pancho’s Manufacturers Appreciation race.

 Just another day of racing at the Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

Spring Grove’s Tim Glatfelter was a rookie 410 sprint driver in 2009. As an up and coming micro-sprint racer, Glatfelter took the leap into the marque 410 division that year and accomplished a rare feat by picking up his first career 410 win on May 9th that same year.

But then weeks went by, that turned into years without another win. Glatfelter was close on several occasions, but fell just short of getting that second career win. Slowly the memory of that jubilant victory lane wing dance under the lights in 2009 was fading. Then in 2016 his business partner, crew chief, and father, Christopher Glatfelter passed away.

But Tim continued, as many racers do, week-in, and week-out, against all odds, to win. Then Saturday afternoon during Lincoln Speedway’s 2018 season finale, Glatfelter’s fading memory of 2009 was replaced with a new one.

“They say the first one (win) is the hardest, but damn it took us a long time to get number two,” said Glatfelter emphatically in victory lane.  following a rousing wing dance in celebration of his elusive second career win. “We do it for fun, yet take it very seriously each time out and we finally got one.”

 “And of course my dad is not here for this one,” said Glatfelter with a quiver in his voice. “But he was with me the whole time today.”

Starting third in the 25-lap feature, Glatfelter raced behind front row starters and early leaders Dylan Cisney and Glenndon Forsythe for the first 11 laps of the 25-lap feature.

A caution on the 12th lap bunched the field back together after the daytime racing surface had allowed Cisney and Forsythe to pull away in lapped traffic.

On the restart Forsythe pulled a dramatic slider on race-long leader Cisney exiting the fourth turn and emerged the leader as they completed the 12th lap.

Glatfelter knew it was now or never as they raced for the lead. That battle between Forsythe and Cisney for the lead opened the door momentarily for Glatfelter and he wasted no time to take advantage of it. The Spring Grove racer shot by both Cisney and Forsythe into the lead on the 13th lap.

“I felt like I was better than (Forsythe), but I just couldn’t get by him,” explained Glatfelter. “He would come down coming off the corner, which he had to do…but I felt if I could get by him I could run with Cisney because he was running the top.”

“We had a good drive off the bottom and when they got to racing each other it killed there momentum.”

Glatfelter had the lead. But the entire second half the race was ahead of him and five-time 2018 winner Danny Dietrich was closing fast.

Dietrich had passed Cisney for third on the 13th lap and quickly got by Forsythe for second a lap later. A caution for debris on the 16th lap put Dietrich on Glatfelter’s bumper.

Glatfelter stayed glued to the bottom on the restart and held Dietrich at bay. The final caution waved on the 19th lap. Glatfelter had Dietrich and Cisney lurking right behind him and only six laps stood between him and victory lane.

Glatfelter decided at that moment that if he was going to be passed those final laps, it would have to be on the high side. On the restart Glatfelter drove to the bottom and ran the inside line perfectly those final five laps.

“I knew Danny (Dietrich) was probably pretty good on the top and we weren’t good enough to run up there,” reflected Glatfelter. “I figured that if he was going to pass me from the top maybe I could get some speed built back up and drive back by him…but until he got by me I wasn’t going to change my line.”

Then after nine years, five months, and five days of trying, Glatfelter drove under the checkered flag for the second time in his 410 sprint career a winner. That fading memory of his first career win was replaced with a new one as he celebrated with another wing dance amid the cheers of an approving grandstand crowd.

“These guys that help me are as good, if not better, as any paid team out there,” said Glatfelter emphatically. “Every time we come here we never have a part fall off the car, we have no mechanical issues, yet only have one of everything you see on the car here.”

“They do a hell of a job,” he continued. “My engine has over 800 laps on it after today’s race and we usually have over 30 people in our pit every night, and probably pay half the purse”

“We were going to go to Susky (BAPS Motor Speedway) tonight, but, I think we’re going to go and have a little fun instead!”

“We’ve also got to thank Pancho, Hank, his wife, for everything they do to make this Manufacturers race deal happen every year. We really appreciate everything that is donated and use everything that we can that is awarded to us.”

Dietrich settled for a hard earned second-place finish after coming from his ninth starting on the tricky daytime racing surface. Cisney and Forsythe settled for third and fourth respectively. 11th-starting Lucas Wolfe quietly drove home with a fifth place finish when the dust had settled.

Completing the top-10 in the season finale were Alan Krimes, T.J. Stutts, Tim Wagaman, 15th-starting Freddie Rahmer, and Justin Whittall.

2018 Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprint Champion Brian Montieth was not at Lincoln for the finale due to the death of a close family member.

Heats for the 28 410 Sprinters were won by Glatfelter, Stutts, and Joe Kata, with Kyle Moody winning the consolation.

 Heading into the season finale the 2018 Kreizer Aluminum Wheel 358 Sprint Champion had yet to be decided. The Make-up 358 Sprint Bob Leiby Memorial feature and a regularly scheduled 358 sprint finale would settle it all.

When the make-up Leiby Memorial feature took the green to start the afternoon’s racing program, all the drama for the 358 championship ended as Troy Wagaman, Jr. clinched the title by virtue of the points awarded for starting the feature. So the remaining 358 sprint program was for bragging rights and pride.

Enter 358 sprint racer Dylan Norris.

At 15 years old, Norris cannot legally drive to the races he competes in. Saturday afternoon on a tricky daytime racing surface everyone saw that the lack of a drivers license has no bearing on his performance on the racetrack.

In the make-up feature Norris drove from his fourth starting spot to pass race-leading Alyson Dietz on the 11th lap and pulled away the final nine laps to record his first career Lincoln Speedway 358 Sprint win.

Later in the afternoon in the regularly scheduled 20-lap 358 sprint feature that would officially close out the 2018 racing season Norris sat on the pole and had a shot at making history by recording not only his first, but his second career Lincoln win in the same day.

Unfortunately Norris yielded the lead to outside front row starter Chris Frank at the drop of the green and ran second the entire distance and watched Frank record his first career Lincoln Speedway 358 sprint victory. Just as he had done earlier in the day.

At 15 years old Norris had recorded a win, and second place finish. All in the same afternoon.

For Frank, he too recorded his first career Lincoln Speedway 358 sprint win, and a fourth-place finish.

Not a bad afternoon for the future stars of sprint car racing.

Norris and Frank were not the only 358 sprint drivers to get the fans attention.

The first 358 sprint feature saw Frank lead the first two laps before soon-to-be 20 year old (10/19) female racer Alyson Dietz took the lead and held on to the top spot until Norris took over on the 11th lap to eventually race to his inaugural Lincoln win. But Dietz raced strong the remainder of the way to record an impressive second place finish.

In the 358 sprint finale Dietz started third and again raced strong ending up with a fourth place finish behind fellow female racer Ashley Cappetta while Frank recorded his first win with Norris trailing him at the checkered.

Troy Wagaman, Jr., by virtue of just starting the first 358 Sprint feature, clinched his first-ever Lincoln Speedway track championship. He too had a strong run and finished third. Then Wagaman, with the track championship already in his pocket, decided to leave early and forgo the 358 sprint finale to compete elsewhere the same night.

Following Norris, Dietz, Wagaman, and Frank in the make-up 358 sprint feature was Steve Wilbur in fifth place. Completing the top-10 were Kevin Nouse, Cody Fletcher, Kyle Denmyer, Matt Findley, and Tyler Walton.

In the second and final 358 sprint feature of 2018, Frank, Norris, Cappetta, and Dietz were followed by Cody Fletcher in fifth place. Rounding out the top-10 in the finale were Glenndon Forsythe, Brie Hershey, Matt Findley, Gregg Foster, and Zach Eucalano.

Heats for the 28 358 Sprinters were won by Rodney Westhafer, Nouse, and Brent Shearer.

This race closed out the 2018 racing season at Lincoln Speedway. The 2018 Lincoln Speedway Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 17th (6 PM-12:30 AM) will cap off the the season to honor the champions, top-10 in points, and give away the annual special awards in celebration of another successful season.

Promoters Don Leiby and Alan Kreitzer have announced that opening day for the 2019 season will be on Saturday, February 23rd. Gates will open at noon with 410 sprint car racing to begin at 2:00 p.m. So the countdown begins, 140 days, to the begin the 67th chapter of racing at the historic “Fabulous Lincoln Speedway”!

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.



RACE RESULTS

Saturday, October 13, 2018

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY 2018 FINALE

30TH ANNUAL HANK GENTZLER MEMORIAL MANUFACTURERS APPRECIATION RACE

Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 69-Tim Glatfelter ($3,200); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 5-Dylan Cisney; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 11-T.J. Stutts; 8. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 10. 67-Justin Whittall; 11. 07-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 12. 1X-Chad Trout; 13. 35-Tyler Esh; 14. 58-Jim Siegel; 15. 16-Matt Campbell; 16. 10K-Joe Kata III; 17. 99M-Kyle Moody; 18. 21T-Scott Fisher; 19. 73B-Brett Michalski (DNF); 20. 7K-Dan Shetler (DNF); 21. 39-Cory Haas (DNF); 22. 11P-Greg Plank (DNF); 23. 3B-Randy Baughman (DNF); 24. 39M-Anthony Macri (DNF).  No Time.



Lap Leaders – Dylan Cisney (1-11), Glenndon Forsythe (12), Tim Glatfelter (13-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 3. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 4. 1X-Chad Trout; 5. 39-Cory Haas; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski; 10. 11P-Greg Plank. Time – 2:36.409

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 11T-TJ Stuts; 2. 5-Dylan Cisney; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 35-Tyler Esh; 6. 7K-Dan Shetler; 7. 3B-Randy Baughman; 8. 17N-Cole Young; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF). No Time

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 10-Joe Kata, III; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 67-Justin Whitall; 4. 58-Jim Siegel; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 07-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 7. 16-Matt Campbell; 8. 11X-Brie Hershey; 9. 23-Todd Zinn; 10. 33-Jarad Esh (DNF). No Time

410 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 99M-Kyle Moody; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 3B-Randy Baughman; 4. 73B-Brett Michalski; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6. 11X-Brie Hershey; 7. 17-Cole Young; 8. 23-Todd Zinn; 9. 33-Jared Esh; 10. 11P-Greg Plank. Time - 2:47.880

Keizer Aluminum Wheels 358 Sprints:
Make-up 358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 44-Dylan Norris; 2. 50-Alyson Dietz; 3. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 4. 00-Chris Frank; 5. 59-Steve Wilbur; 6. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 7. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 8. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 9. 28-Matt Findley; 10. 14T-Tyler Walton; 11. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 12. 12-Brent Shearer; 13. 717-Brie Hershey; 14. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 15. 5A-Zachary Allman; 16. 13S-Jon Stewart (DNF); 17. 80-Rodney Westhafer (DNF); 18. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNF); DNS – 12B-Mike Bittinger, 119-Chandler Leiby, 14C-Dave Carlberg, 21-CJ Tracy, 7-Trey Hivner, 5-Travis Scott, 38-Brett Strickler. No Time

Lap Leaders - Chris Frank (1-4), Alyson Dietz (5-10), Dylan Norris (11-20)

Regularly Scheduled 358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 00-Chris Frank; 2. 44-Dylan Norris; 3. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 4. 50-Alyson Dietz; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 6. 48-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 97-Brie Hershey; 8. 28-Matt Findley; 9. 32-Gregg Foster; 10. 10-Zach Eucalano; 11. 77K-Steven Kissamere; 12. 13S-Jon Stewart; 13. 3-Jeff Paulus; 14. 2D-Aaron Spahr (DNF); 15. 14T-Tyler Walton (DNF); 16. 11D-Kody Hartlaub (DNF); 17. 59-Steve Wilbur (DNF); 18. 80-Rodney Westhafer (DNF); 19. 1J-Kevin Nouse (DNF); 20. 5A-Zachary Allman (DNF); 21. 12-Brent Shearer (DNF); 22. 38D-Kyle Denmyer (DNF); DNS – 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr., 51N-Nick Palmerino. No Time

Lap Leaders – Chris Frank (1-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 80-Rodney Westhafer; 2. 44-Dylan Norris; 3. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 4. 50-Alyson Dietz; 5. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 6. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 7. 5A-Zachary Allman; 8. 59-Steve Wilbur; 9. 2D-Aaron Spahr (DNF); 10. 34-Mark Van Vorst (DNF). No Time

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 2. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 3. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 4. 00-Chris Frank; 5. 32-Gregg Foster; 6. 3-Jeff Paulus; 7. 13S-Jon Stewart; DNS – 51-Nick Palmerino, 4R-Doug Hammaker. No Time

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 12-Brent Shearer; 2. 28-Matt Findley; 3. 14-Tyler Walton; 4. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 5. 48-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 10-Zach Eucalano; 7. 77K-Steven Kissamere; DNS – 12B-Mike Bittinger. Time – 2:53.28

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Brad Sweet Continues Career Year with Terre Haute Triumph

TERRE HAUTE, IN – October 13, 2018 – Brad Sweet’s added another page to his unforgettable 2018 season with a flag-to-flag victory at the historic Terre Haute Action Track, his ninth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the year. Donny Schatz charged from 12th to second, getting by Tim Shaffer, who completed the podium, on the Green-White-Checkered finish.

Brad Sweet and Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Daryn Pittman put on a show on the final lap of the Sears Craftsman Dash finishing side-by-side. Sweet edged Pittman by 0.054 to earn the pole for the 30-Lap Feature.

Sweet powered to the lead on the initial start to lead the opening circuit and reached lapped traffic on Lap 9 at the spacious Indiana half-mile. Pittman and 2001 Terre Haute Outlaw winner Tim Shaffer were in tow.

At the halfway point, Donny Schatz had worked forward from his 12th-starting spot to sixth aboard the Tony Stewart Racing/Curb-Agajanian No.15. By lap 19, the nine-time Series Champion and current points leader had maneuvered to fourth.

Sweet continued to work his way through traffic as Schatz closed the gap on Pittman and Shaffer for the runner-up position.

Lap 27 saw Shaffer and Schatz get by Pittman for position down the backstretch and through turn three, respectively.

As the White Flag flew for Brad Sweet, he would not be caught, as he had multiple lapped cars between himself and Shaffer and Schatz, who were in a torrid battle for second.

It wouldn’t be that easy for the driver known as ‘The Big Cat’, however, as the caution flew for a stopped Ian Madsen as Sweet was about to take the Checkered.

The caution set up a single-file, Green, White, Checkered finish with Shaffer, who was ahead of Schatz at the last completed lap, in second and Schatz in third.

On the restart, Schatz quickly disposed of Shaffer in turn one and set his eyes on Sweet for his 20th victory of the season. Schatz closed the gap in each corner, but it wasn’t enough, as Sweet went on to win by .686 seconds.

When asked about the late restart, Brad Sweet chuckled and said with a smile, “Well, I’ve been getting used to it. Knoxville, Black Hills, Chico and Lernerville have all had late race restarts and sometimes it’s not bad to get a clean track. I think we were just good enough to hold these guys off tonight.”

“Lapped traffic was tricky. I think I made a few mistakes, but I guess I had a big enough lead,” Sweet said of the long Green Flag period to open the race, before thanking his NAPA Auto Parts crew for their continued hard work.

“Terre Haute is a special place. I’ve won a non-wing USAC race here, so it’s cool to come back here and win with the World of Outlaws,” the Grass Valley, CA native added.

Donny Schatz, who had passed Tim Shaffer for second on the final lap but had to go back to third for the Green-White-Checkered finish, was obviously disappointed to come up just short.

“We did what we could, the car was obviously rolling to get up there on an open race track. My guys did an incredible job, we wanted to get a win,” Schatz, who earned KSE Hard Charger honors for his efforts, said.

Tim Shaffer’s excellent 2018 season continued with a podium finish and he was pleased, “We had a great car, it kept coming in little by little as the race went on.”

Pittman settled for fourth with Sheldon Haudenschild charging from 15th to complete the top-five.

A week of rain and frigid temperatures had Terre Haute Action Track in unchartered territory during Qualifying, as 19 of the 32 cars signed in broke the existing track record set back in 1999. Brian Brown, who went out late, ended up establishing the new Terre Haute track record at 16.028, nearly a half-second faster than the existing record.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season tomorrow evening at Eldora Speedway with an early start time. Drivers Meeting is scheduled for 3:30pm, tickets for the The Greatest Show on Dirt’s final appearance of the year at ‘The Big E’ can be found here. As always, if you can’t make it to the track, watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Feature (31 Laps due to green-white-checkered finish): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [12][$5,500]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3][$3,200]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [2][$2,800]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [15][$2,500]; 6. 71X-Joey Saldana [6][$2,300]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [5][$2,200]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$2,100]; 9. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [7][$2,050]; 10. 5-David Gravel [4][$2,000]; 11. 14B-Christopher Bell [8][$1,500]; 12. 2-Shane Stewart [18][$1,200]; 13. 41-Carson Macedo [16][$1,100]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [14][$1,050]; 15. 4-Brock Zearfoss [9][$1,000]; 16. 39-Spencer Bayston [21][$900]; 17. 19-Brent Marks [20][$800]; 18. 83-Cory Eliason [22][$800]; 19. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [23][$800]; 20. W20-Greg Wilson [19][$800]; 21. 7S-Jason Sides [13][$800]; 22. 18-Ian Madsen [11][$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [24][$800]; 24. 99-Brady Bacon [17][$800]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-31; KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+10]

Qualifying: 1. 21-Brian Brown, 16.028; 2. 71X-Joey Saldana, 16.191; 3. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 16.208; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.228; 5. 14B-Christopher Bell, 16.234; 6. 5-David Gravel, 16.235; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 16.265; 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.282; 9. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 16.32; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.324; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.326; 12. 41-Carson Macedo, 16.333; 13. 39-Spencer Bayston, 16.343; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.363; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.376; 16. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.401; 17. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.414; 18. 83-Cory Eliason, 16.467; 19. 18-Ian Madsen, 16.472; 20. 19P-Paige Polyak, 16.516; 21. 99-Brady Bacon, 16.608; 22. 2-Shane Stewart, 16.631; 23. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 16.639; 24. 19-Brent Marks, 16.662; 25. 71H-Randy Hannagan, 16.673; 26. 33M-Mason Daniel, 16.755; 27. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.872; 28. 85-Mike Terry, 17.098; 29. 28-Brian Paulus, 17.185; 30. 22M-Dan McCarron, 17.3; 31. 17K-Kendall Ruble, 17.99; 32. 71M-Paul May, NT

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 14B-Christopher Bell [2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon [6]; 6. 71H-Randy Hannagan [7]; 7. 28-Brian Paulus [8]; 8. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 71X-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 5-David Gravel [2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 6. 83-Cory Eliason [5]; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel [7]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [8]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [5]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 6. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 8. 17K-Kendall Ruble [8]

Heat #4 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 41-Carson Macedo [3]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 6. 19P-Paige Polyak [5]; 7. 85-Mike Terry [7]; 8. 71M-Paul May [8]

Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 5-David Gravel [4]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [7]; 6. 71X-Joey Saldana [5]; 7. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [8]; 8. 14B-Christopher Bell [6]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 39-Spencer Bayston [1][-]; 2. 83-Cory Eliason [3][-]; 3. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [5][-]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [2][-]; 5. 19P-Paige Polyak [4][$300]; 6. 28-Brian Paulus [9][$250]; 7. 71H-Randy Hannagan [6][$225]; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel [7][$200]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron [10][$200]; 10. 85-Mike Terry [8][$200]; 11. 17K-Kendall Ruble [11][$200]; 12. 71M-Paul May [12][$200]

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Rahmer And Watt Win Port Royal Speed Showcase Mains For Sprints & Modifieds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

10/12/18

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Freddie Rahmer and Ryan Watt won the Speed Showcase main events for 410 sprints and Short Track Super Series modifieds on Friday night at Port Royal Speedway.

For Rahmer, the win was his second in a row, worth $4,000, after he also took The Night Before The Tuscarora 50 in September.

Watt, of Boyertown, started 10th in the 40-lap Speed Showcase for the STSS modifieds but waited until two laps to go in the main to drive into the lead.

Duane Howard led the first 16 laps of the race before exchanging the top spot with Dave VanHorn before VanHorn took the spot and held it on the 18th tour.

But sixth starter Brandon Grosso, who had fallen backward at the start, was circling the track on the high side and steadily moving to the front and had VanHorn in his sights.

He rode around the outside of VanHorn on the 21st lap to gain control and appeared headed to a victory but as his line kept getting higher around the speedway, Watt was closing in after motoring into second.

Watt used the middle lane to run down Grosso by lap 37 and the pair battled for two laps before Watt was finally scored the leader.

Grosso drove into the outside first and second turn fence as he tried to preserve the lead on the 39th lap and that allowed Watt to drive by uncontested.

And then just after getting the lead, a fifth caution flag slowed the pace, giving Grosso new life.

But Grosso failed to mount a bid on the restart, instead again clouting the outside fence in the first and second turns before dropping to fourth thanks to the contact.

VanHorn rode home second, .878 seconds behind winner Watt.

Duane Howard was third followed by Grosso and Craig VonDohren.

Sixth through 10th went to Billy Pauch, Mike Gulard, Billy Pauch Jr., Danny Bouc and Ryan Godown.

Heats for the 36 modifieds went to Howard, VonDohren, VanHorn and Jimmy Horton with Jeff Strunk scoring the last chance race.

Rahmer earned the pole for the 25-lap sprint car main with Lance Dewease starting in second and Rahmer got a good jump on Dewease as the start to get control.

Rahmer was running up on the backmarkers with Dewease in tow on the fifth lap when Dewease suddenly slowed and withdrew from the event, handing second spot over to Danny Dietrich.

In traffic, sixth starter Anthony Macri was closing on Dietrich and he was able to sneak by Deitrich for the spot on the ninth tour.

The only caution flag of the race unfurled on the 10th tour for a stopped Lucas Wolfe.

Macri kept Rahmer in his sights on the restart and when Rahmer again entered traffic with nine laps to go, Macri began gaining ground for the lead.

During the final five laps, Rahmer was forced to drop off of his top lane to get through traffic, allowing Macri to close even more along with a rebounding Dietrich.

Dietrich muscled by Macri to reclaim second with three laps to go and mount a bid for the win.

As the front pair crossed under the white flag for the final lap, Dietrich was nose to tail with Rahmer but as he set the car into the first corner, Dietrich nailed the outside wall, giving up his chance at the win.

And the contact then allowed Macri to close enough over the final half lap to steal the runner-up spot back into his clutches just before the finish.

Rahmer took the victory by 1.350 seconds over Macri with Dietrich finishing third followed by Logan Wagner and Dylan Cisney.

Sixth through 10th went to TJ Stutts, Trey Starks, Cory Haas, Tyler Reeser and Ryan Taylor.

Heats went to Justin Barger, Dietrich and Cisney.

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Feature Finishes

10/12/18

410 Sprints, 25 laps: 1. Freddie Rahmer, 2. Anthony Macri, 3. Danny Dietrich, 4. Logan Wagner, 5. Dylan Cisney, 6. TJ Stutts, 7. Trey Starks, 8. Cory Haas, 9. Tyler Reeser, 10. Ryan Taylor, 11. Steve Buckwalter, 12. Jim Siegel, 13. Mike Wagner, 14. Justin Whittal, 15. Justin Barger, 16. Joey Hershey, 17. Adrian Shaffer, 18. Kyle Moody, 19. David Franek, 20. Kody Lehman, 21. Greg Plank, 22. Lucas Wolfe, 23. Jared Esh, 24. Lance Dewease

DNS: Ryan Smith


Modified feature, 40 laps: 1. Ryan Watt, 2. David VanHorn, 3. Duane Howard, 4. Brandon Grosso, 5. Craig VonDohren, 6. Billy Pauch, 7. Mike Gulard, 8. Billy Pauch Jr., 9. Danny Bouc, 10. Ryan Godown, 11. Justin Wright, 12. Jeff Strunk, 13. James Sweeting, 14. Rick Laubach, 15. Mike Mahaney, 16. Ryan Krachun, 17. Neal Williams, 18. Matt Hawkins, 19. Robert Dutton, 20. Andy Bachetti, 21. Jordan Watson, 22. Brett Kressley, 23. Billy Van Pelt, 24. Roger Manning, 25. Jimmy Horton, 26. Jim Britt

DNQ: Kevin Sockriter, Rick Regalski, Patrick Emerling, Colt Harris, Randy Chronister, Brian Hitz, Matt Stangle, Richie Pratt, Ryan Anderson, Anthony Perrego