Wednesday, July 18, 2018


SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present the 18th Annual Mach 1 Chassis National Open for 360 sprint cars at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. The 30-lap main event will pay $5,000 to win and $300 to start out of the $17,000-plus purse. 

“We thank Brian Scandle at Mach 1 Chassis and NRG Controls North for everything he has done to support 360 sprint car racing and this crown jewel race at Selinsgrove Speedway for the past 10 years,” said track general manager Steve Inch. “Through his generosity the 360 Open will offer another great purse on August 4.” 

Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. with grandstand gates at 5 p.m. The rain date, if needed, will be Sunday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. 360 sprint car rules for the major sanctioning groups will be permitted for this event.

Sprint car drivers will draw pills to determine their starting positions in the 8-lap heat races. Drivers will earn passing points for their heat race finishes. The top eight drivers in points will redraw for the first eight starting positions in the A-main. The balance of the A-main lineup will be based on points earned. The top four finishers from the B-main will round out the starting grid. 

Joining the 360 sprint cars on the racing program will be the super late models in a 25-lap feature paying $2,000 to win and the pro stocks in a 15-lap main event paying $400 to win. The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR) will also have a classic race car display at the track. 

In 358-360 sprint car Open history at Selinsgrove Speedway, 17 races have produced 10 different winners since 2001. 

TJ Stutts of Liverpool won the inaugural race in 2001 and in 2016 became a five-time winner of the 358-360 Open, with his other victories coming in 2003, 2013, and 2015.  Pat Cannon of Etters is a three-time winner of the Open with checkered flags in 2007, 2008, and in 2012. 

Logan Schuchart of Hanover drove to an impressive victory in the 2011 race. In 2010, Daryn Pittman of Owasso, Okla., was awarded the win when Cannon’s race car was under the legal weight during the post-race inspection.

Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove won the 2005 Open and the rain-postponed 2009 edition of the Open that was run in the spring of 2010. Adrian Shaffer of Hallam was the Open champion in 2002, while Nate Snyder of Halifax took the victory in the 2004 race. Phil Walter of McClure took home the trophy in 2006.

Aaron Ott of East Berlin scored the victory in 2014 with Greg Hodnett of Spring Grove adding his name to the list of winners in last year’s 360 Open.  

Title sponsor Mach 1 Chassis, located at 10 North Frederick Street in Mechanicsburg, engineers and builds race car chassis that are known for safety, strength, durability, and performance. In addition to chassis fabrication and repair, Mach 1 Chassis also manufactures front and rear bumpers, nerf bars, front axles, wing posts, and wing trees. 

There’s also the Mach 1 Speed Shop offering a full line of race car parts and service at the Mechanicsburg shop. For more information about the company, visit

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2018 Mach 1 Chassis National Open Purse for 360 Sprint Cars: 1) $5,000 2) $2,000 3) $1,200 4) $1,000 5) $700 6) $600 7) $575 8) $550 9) $525 10) $500 11) $400 12) $375 13) $350 14) $325 15) $315 16-24) $300
Pit Gates Open: 4PM
Grandstand Gates Open: 5PM 
Also Racing: Super Late Models ($2,000 To Win) and Pro Stocks ($400 To Win)
Admission for Saturday, August 4, 2018: Adults $18; Students (12-17) $8; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30 
Rain Date: Sunday, August 5, 2018

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

SARVER, PA – July 17, 2018 – Kyle Larson started fourth and worked his way by Ian Madsen on Lap 9 and never looked back to win his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of the year and sixth in his career.

Larson also set Quick Time over the 37-car field and won his Heat Race. Brad Sweet finished second with Donny Schatz coming from ninth to complete the podium at the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway.

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

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

Larson slid Madsen for the lead on Lap 8, but the Australian turned back underneath Larson’s No.57 to lead into turn three. It was short-lived, however, as Larson pounded the cushion and blasted around Madsen to lead the ninth circuit.
Larson established he was the class of the field and quickly built up a lead as the field stretched out around the 4/10th oval.

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

As Larson diced through heavy traffic, Sweet began to close in on Larson as the large crowd at Lernerville Speedway watched closely to see if the driver referred to as ‘The Big Cat’ could make a move. Larson was flawless through traffic, re-extending his lead and going on to win by 1.893 seconds over his brother-in-law, Sweet.
“I was able to get through traffic pretty well. There was a strip of moisture in turns three and four. I was trying to check the board because I knew if [Schatz] was coming, I was going to have to do some searching,” Larson said in Victory Lane.

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

“These Outlaw races are so hard to win. I was able to get an Outlaw win for Ricky [Stenhouse] last year, but it has been a couple years since I got an Outlaw win in the No.57,” Larson added.
"It’s great to see a packed house, I was only able to get here five minutes before engine heat because of plane troubles, but I’m glad we made it. We couldn’t be out here without all you fans,” Larson, who won everything but the Sears Craftsman Dash, said to a loud applause.
Brad Sweet settled for second and referenced how similar tonight was to Saturday’s Kings Royal, where he was trying to chase down Schatz on the cushion.

“You know [Larson] is going to be tough to beat out front, I wasn’t making as much speed once the top in turns one and two went away. I kind of saw Donny coming at the end so I moved down on the race track,” Sweet said in good spirits.
"The past few races the tracks have been slick and technical with a lot of Green Flag laps, it’s been a lot of fun. We’ve been right in the hunt throughout this Month of Money and hopefully we can pick up some more wins here soon,” Sweet added.

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

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

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

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

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

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 6. 83-Cory Eliason [5]; 7. 7W-Logan Wagner [6]; 8. 51-John Garvin [8]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [9]
Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 3. 5-David Gravel [4]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 5. 40-George Hobaugh [6]; 6. 42-Sye Lynch [3]; 7. 45-Trevor Baker [8]; 8. 4-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 9. O8-Dan Kuriger [9]
Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 4. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 7. 98-Carl Bowser [7]; 8. 4KX-William Kiley [9]; 9. 13-Brandon Matus [8]
Heat #4 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston [3]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 6. 2AJ-A.J. Flick [5]; 7. 4K-Kasey Kahne [7]; 8. 1R-Gale Ruth [9]; 9. 91-Sadie Siegel [8]
Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [5]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [8]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]
Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 83-Cory Eliason [3][]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [4][]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1][]; 4. 4K-Kasey Kahne [8][]; 5. 2AJ-A.J. Flick [5][$500]; 6. 42-Sye Lynch [2][$400]; 7. 7W-Logan Wagner [6][$350]; 8. 98-Carl Bowser [7][$300]; 9. 45-Trevor Baker [10][$275]; 10. 13-Brandon Matus [11][$250]; 11. 33-Brent Matus [13][$200]; 12. 91-Sadie Siegel [12][$200]; 13. 4KX-William Kiley [14][$200]; 14. 1R-Gale Ruth [15][$200]; 15. 51-John Garvin [9][$200]; 16. O8-Dan Kuriger [16][$200]

Monday, July 16, 2018

Justin Foster picks up 1st career Super Sportsman feature win at BPAS Motor Speedway, Greg Hodnett holds on to claim 1st of the year in the 410 feature event.

YORK HAVEN, Pa.: Justin Foster sat on the frontstretch before the start of the Super Sportsman main event Sunday night and knew it was time to get this done.

Getting his first career victory in the division at BAPS Motor Speedway had little to do with personal achievement. For Foster, it was about rewarding his crew and his family, who put so much into his racing operation.

Mission accomplished.

Foster did one better than honoring his crew and family. He collected his first career win at the speedway by beating the best in the Super Sportsman division, Scott Dellinger, in the 25-lap feature.

“Finally,” Foster said. “My crew deserved this so bad. I have the best car owner in the business, my dad. He gives me every ounce that I ask for. Tom sacrifices more time than anyone with us. He’s there every night at the shop. And Chris, he couldn’t make it, because his dog is pretty sick … I can’t thank them enough.

“My mom and my sister, they are my two biggest fans and are always cheering me on. My sister isn’t here, she’s on vacation, but we did it. That’s all that matters.”

Foster ripped around the curb in Turns 1 and 2 to pass Matt Ondek on a Lap 2 restart. He dominated through multiple caution periods and was unchallenged through the first 15 laps of the event.

Dellinger, the point leader at the speedway, entered the mix on a Lap 17 restart. He won a three-wide battle, that included Frankie Herr and Doug Dodson, going down the backstretch and into Turn 3 to take over the third position.

Three laps later, Dellinger slid Timmie Barrick in Turns 3 and 4 for second. Still, Foster was out front with five to go and in good shape to score the victory.

That changed on Lap 23 when Dodson stopped in the second corner. It gave Dellinger a clear shot at the leader on the double-file restart with three laps to go.

“I saw Dellinger on the outside of me on the restart, and I was like, ‘If we are going to win this one, we have to beat the best,’” Foster said. “We just hung on.”

Foster rocketed off the line on the restart and beat Dellinger to Turn 1. He shot to the bottom to take the line away and drifted up in Turn 2 to open up a four car-length lead.

Dellinger didn’t go away. He had one last shot on the final circuit, but Foster was up to task, holding the lead out of Turn 4 and all the way to the flagstand for the win.

“I know how fast he is by the end of the chute, and I knew if I held the bottom, there, and maybe diamoned through the middle, I could shut him down on the inside," Foster said. "It must have worked, Thank, God.

“Finally. Man, we have been working so hard for this. It just seems like nothing wants to go our way. Finally, it happened tonight.” 

Dellinger finished second, with Barrick holding third. Kenny Edkin was hard charger in the event, coming from 14th to fourth, with Herr completing the top five. Ondek, Foster, and Dodson were heat winners for the 26-car field.

In the Sprint Car main event, Greg Hodnett shook off his second-place rut and recorded the victory in the 30-lap main event.

 “It’s becoming a common theme,” Hodnett said of finishing second twice over the weekend and six times in his last 12 events. “It just makes you mad. It means I’m not doing my job. There is no excuse, if you are good enough to lead, you got to figure out how to make the car better at the end of the race.

“I’m trying to figure out if it’s fuel load or ride heights, or whatever we’re doing that doesn’t allow me to be maneuverable and go different places at the end of the race. We’re working on it, but being fast for three quarters of the race doesn’t do a whole lot.”

Gerard McIntyre Jr. got the jump on Hodnett at the start, but the caution was displayed for Bradley Howard, who spun in Turn 4.

The second attempt at a start was called back when officials nailed Cale Conley for leaving early. Hodnett took advantage of the third opportunity and took the lead entering the first corner.

Lucas Wolfe started third and took second from McIntyre in Turns 1 and 2 on Lap 7. He reeled in Hodnett and started challenging for the top spot on Lap 14.

Hodnett moved to the bottom and held the lead. Wolfe challenged a couple of more times over the last 16 laps, but the Spring Grove driver went to the bottom and pulled away for a 2.442-secon win.

Wolfe finished second, followed by Conley. Anthony Macri came up to second, with McIntyre completing the top five. Macri and Kyle Moody were heat winners for the 14-car Sprint Car field.

“Maybe it’s just me or us, but I see other guys win, and they’re happier than a pig in slop,” Hodnett said. “When I win, I’m relieved, because I can keep my job for another week.

 “It’s just a different mindset, or a different set of circumstances we’re in, because literally, you are expected to win. When you do, I hate to say it, but it’s more of a relief than joy. If we don’t win, everybody questions you.

410 Sprint Feature Finish, 30 Laps: 1. Greg Hodnett; 2. Lucas Wolfe; 3. Cale Conley; 4. Anthony Macri; 5. Gerard McIntyre Jr.; 6. Kyle Moody; 7. Dan Shetler; 8. Tyler Ross; 9. Austin Burke; 10. James McFadden; 11. Dwight Leppo; 12. Bradley Howard; 13. Brett Michalski; 14. Greg Plank.

Super Sportsman Feature Finish, 25 Laps: 1. Justin Foster; 2. Scott Dellinger; 3. Timmie Barrick; 4. Kenny Edkin; 5. Frankie Herr; 6. Jay Fannasy; 7. Davey Walsh; 8. Matt Ondek; 9. Garrett Williamson; 10. Chase Gutshall; 11. Nate Young; 12. Paul Miller; 13. Tom Wychoff; 14. John Edkin; 15. JR Fogelsonger; 16. Daniel John; 17. Doug Dodson; 18. Lue Deatrick; 19. Mike Enders; 20. Adam Wray; 21. Mike Potts; 22. Chris Meleason; 23. Todd Leonard; 24. Russ Mitten.

Sunday, July 15, 2018


SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Third generation race car driver Derek Locke of Mechanicsburg scored his first win of the season Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway in the 25-lap 360 sprint car main event.

The $2,000 victory was Locke’s second career at the track behind the wheel of the Dellinger’s Auto Body No. 77.

Points leader Bryan Bernheisel of Lebanon recorded his fourth super late model win of the season at the speedway in the division’s 25-lap feature.  Bernheisel also collected $2,000 for the victory.

Kyle Bachman of Selinsgrove came away with his third win of the year in the 15-lap pro stock race, while Ryan Zook of Mifflintown took the checkers in the Collier Paving & Construction Roadrunner 20 for his fourth win of the year.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present a four division racing program at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 22, featuring the 360 sprint cars, super late models in a Moon Shine Camo Route 35 Challenge Series race, pro stocks, and roadrunners on Veterans Appreciation Night. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

Third-place starter Derek Locke didn’t waste any time taking command of the field at the start of the sprint car main event. Locke blasted by front row starters Mallie Shuster and Kyle Reinhardt.

At the halfway point, Locke led the way over M. Shuster, Reinhardt, fourth place starter Chad Layton and sixth-place starter Davie Franek. On lap 16, Layton moved into the third spot and started to close in on M. Shuster in a race for second.

With two laps to race, Layton passed M. Shuster for second only to have Franek also get by the third spot. At the finish, Locke was victorious by a half straightaway over Layton, Franek, fifth-place starter Jason Shultz, and M. Shuster.

A three-car tangle in turn one at the start of the late model feature regrouped the field for a restart with polesitter Meade Hahn taking the early lead. Hahn was followed by third-place starter Jim Yoder until Yoder withdrew from the race on lap eight with mechanical issues.

Fifth-place starter Kenny Trevitz inherited the runner up position and set his sights on Hahn. Trevitz led lap nine when eighth-place starter Bryan Bernheisel horsepowered his way around the top of the track and into second.

Bernheisel made the winning pass using the high line around Trevitz in turns three and four on the 10th lap. Late in the race, 10th-place starter Brett Schadel came on strong and powered into the second position but ran out of time.

Bernheisel was victorious over Schadel, Trevitz, Hahn, and Randy Christine.

Second-place starter AJ Hoffman powered into the lead at the start of the pro stock feature. Hoffman was chased by polesitter Cory Long for the first lap until fourth-place starter Tommy Slanker advanced to second. Two laps later, fifth-place starter Kyle Bachman raced into the runner up position.

For the next several laps, Hoffman and Bachman dueled for the lead. On the ninth circuit, Bachman pulled into the lead with an inside pass at the line. He went on to take the checkered flag over Hoffman, sixth-place starter Brad Mitch, Slanker and Brandon Moser.

The early laps of the Roadrunner 20 produced a close five car battle for the lead until attrition took its toll.  Front row starter Smith Cope led the first five laps until polesitter Ryan Zook took command of the field. A caution for Keith Bissinger and Bob Bussey put Cope back into the lead for the restart.

Zook secured the lead when the race resumed as fourth-place starter Will Brunson raced second and original sixth-place starter Bussey made a rebound into the third position after rejoining the race on the rear of the field.

The second half of the race went without incident and Zook took the checkered flag over Brunson, Bussey, Kevin Dobson, and Corey Collier. 

360 Sprint Cars – 12 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 77 Derek Locke  2) 35 Chad Layton  3) 28F Davie Franek  4) 29 Jason Shultz  5) 49 Mallie Shuster  6) 1W Kyle Reinhardt  7) 99K Cody Keller  8) 66 Ryan Kissinger  9) 22 Bryn Gohn  10) 11 Jim Shuster  11) 71 Jessica Whitenight  12) 4 Jimmy Stitzel
Heat Winners:  Kyle Reinhardt, Jason Shultz
Late Models – 17 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 119 Bryan Bernheisel  2) 22 Brett Schadel  3) 61 Ken Trevitz  4) 7M Meade Hahn  5) 74 Randy Christine 6) 171 Jim Bernheisel 7) 9 Hayes Mattern 8) 21M Matt Murphy 9) 88M Ernie Millon 10) 6 Donnie Schick 11) 27 Jim Yoder 12) 98 Randy Croop 13) 70 John Schreffler 14) 72 Rance Garlock 15) 1 Gene Knaub 16) 6N Nathan Herman 17) 63 Nathan Long
Heat Winners:  Bryan Bernheisel, Randy Christine
Pro Stocks – 11 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 99 Kyle Bachman  2) 6C AJ Hoffman  3) 10M Brad Mitch  4) 40 Tommy Slanker  5) 8M Brandon Moser  6) 92 Shaun Lawton  7) 00 Cory Long  8) 11B Jake Buck  9) 14C Bill Conrad  10) 86 Wayne Shaffer  11) 8R Daren Rice
Heat Winners:  Shaun Lawton, Kyle Bachman
Roadrunners – 13 Entries
20-Lap A-Main:  1) 28Z Ryan Zook  2) 8B Will Brunson  3) 76 Bob Bussey  4) 0 Kevin Dobson  5) 44C Corey Collier  6) 28 Nick Decker  7) 32 Smith Cope  8) 11 Keith Bissinger   9) 2B Brian Mabus  10) 60 Jim Kessler  11) 28M Miranda Minium  12) 7 Jake Jones  13) 32 Ken Schreffler
Heat Winners:  Bob Bussey, Keith Bissinger

DANNY DIETRICH AND ANTHONY MACRI WINNERS IN 410 SPRINT ACTION; Matt Findley wins career first in 358 Sprints; Jeremy Ott victorious in Central PA Legends

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 7/14/2018 – Danny Dietrich took no prisoners in the first of two 410 sprint features at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

Dietrich charged from his 11th starting spot in the June 23rd Fallen Firefighters Memorial make-up race to catch and pass Brian Montieth in lapped traffic on the 21st lap and hold on the rest of the way to win his third 410 Sprint feature in-a-row in a non-stop 33-lap time of 8 minutes, 49.443 seconds.
A pair of No.21 cars controlled the top-spot for the first 20-laps of the rescheduled June 23rd Fallen Firefighters Memorial feature. First, polesitter Scott Fisher in the No.21T, grabbed the lead at the drop of the green and desperately tried to hold on to the top spot through the non-stop lapped traffic. Enter the No.21 of six-time track champ Brian Montieth. Montieth came charging to the front from his seventh starting spot to take the lead from Fisher on the 19th lap.

Then all eyes looked behind Montieth.

Dietrich was keeping pace with Montieth as he drove through the lapped traffic and was able to get by Fisher as well on the 19th lap to move into second. And the chase was on.

Dietrich and Montieth began to frantically weave in-and-out of the lapped cars over the next few laps. Dietrich got by Montieth on the 21st lap for the lead and was able keep it the rest of the way to take the checkered for his 5th win of the year at Lincoln.

It took Dietrich just under nine minutes of non-stop racing to pick up his 42nd career Lincoln win and pass Cris Eash to claim sole possession of seventh place on the all-time win list.

Montieth settled for second, with outside front row starter Anthony Macri finishing third, 13th starting Matt Campbell fourth, and Austin Hogue fifth.

Completing the top-10 were Chad Trout, 14th starting Freddie Rahmer, Lucas Wolfe, 15th starting Jim Siegel, and 20th starting Brandon Rahmer.

Of the original 24-starters from the June 23rd event, Greg Hodnett, Brock Zearfoss and Cole Young were not in attendance. They were replaced by alternates for the make-up feature.


Anthony Macri backed up his strong third place in the make-up feature earlier in the evening by getting by polesitter and race-long leader Brett Michalski on a 14th lap restart to take the lead on the 14th lap.

The restart leading to the pass for the lead was set up by a wild crash on the 14th lap that saw Australian racer Jessie Attard, Brandon Rahmer, Freddie Rahmer, and Jim Siegel all crash while running 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 7th respectively. This put Macri on race-leader Michalski’s bumper on the restart. Macri wasted no time and got by Michalski for the lead on the 14th lap restart.

The remainder of the 25-lap feature excitement behind the leader as both Montieth and Dietrich were trying desperately to get to the front after failing to qualify in there heat races and were forced to start 22nd and 23rd respectively.

First, Dietrich hit the first and second turn wall and flipped on the 15th lap bringing out the red. Somehow he was able to make repairs and rejoined the field at the rear for the restart.
Then second place Michalski crashed on the subsequent restart, putting Tyler Ross and Chad Trout in second and third place for the restart.

Then the final stoppage of action came on the 16th lap as Dietrich and Montieth got tangled up entering the third and fourth turns, with Dietrich flipping again. This time Dietrich suffered severe damage, as did Montieth, ending both racers night.

The final nine laps saw Ross, Trout, and Lucas Wolfe try to catch the race-leading Macri to no avail.
Macri picked up his second career win after 25 laps with Ross, Trout, Lucas Wolfe, and 16th-starting Adam Wilt finish second through fifth respectively.

Completing the top-10 were 15th-starting Kyle Moody, 20th-starting Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 24th-starting Alan Krimes, 14th-starting Glenndon Forsythe, and 21st-starting Cory Haas.

All told, only 14 cars out of the 24 original starters completed the event.
Heats for the 34 410 Sprints were won by Myers, Brandon Rahmer, Attard, Scott Fisher, with Cory Haas winning the consolation.


Matt Findley started on the pole and led all 20-laps en route to his first career win in the 358 Sprint feature.
Jeff Halligan, Cody Hartlaub, Dave Brown, Cody Fletcher, and Tyler Ross all chased Findley in that order through the entire second half of the race to no avail.
At the end of 20 laps Findley picked up his inaugural win over Halligan, Hartlaub, Brown, and Fletcher.
Completing the top-10 were Ross, Wyatt Hinkle, Tyler Walton, Kyle Denmyer, and Scott Geesey.
Heats for the 26 358 Sprints were won by Geesey, Hartlaub, and Hinkle, with Eric Parker winning the consolation.
Central Pa Legends to Jeremy Ott
Jeremy Ott passed polesitter and race-long leader Lucas Montgomery on the fifth lap and led the rest of the way to pick up the win in the 20-lap Central PA Legends feature.
Montgomery ran second the rest of the way with Bill Diehl, Scott Smith, and Trent Yoder finishing third through fifth.
Completing the top-10 were Travis Perry, Mason Chaney, Alex Robinson, Donnie Leiby, and Zachary Settle.
Heats for the 28 Central PA Legends were won by Perry, Diehl, and Smith, with Brian Racine winning the consolation.

Lincoln Speedway swings back into action this Thursday night, July 19th, as the World of Outlaws return to take on the Pennsylvania Posse at the Pigeon Hills oval to make-up the rained-out show from May 16th. The 410 Sprint only show will get underway at 7:30 PM, with gates opening at 4 PM.

Then next Saturday night, July 21st, Lincoln Speedway will be dark to allow the racers to attend special shows elsewhere.

Lincoln will get back to racing on Saturday night July 28th, at 7:30 PM with PEPSI NIGHT/ARCH NIGHT featuring the 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Mid-Atlantic Modifieds.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at 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.

Saturday, July 14, 2018
Abbottstown, PA

June 23rd Make-up 410 Sprint Feature Finish (33 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($5,000); 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri; 4. 16-Matt Campbell; 5. 21X-Austin Hogue; 6. 1X-Chad Trout; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 8. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 9. 59-Jim Siegel; 10. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 11.21T-Scott Fisher; 12. 53-Jessie Attard; 13. 87-Alan Krimes; 14. 99M-Kyle Moody; 15. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 16. 6K-Chris Knopp; 17. 90-Jordon Givler; 18. 5-Tyler Ross; 19. 86-Steve Storrie; 20. 3B-Randy Baughman; 21. 4R-Chase Dietz (DNF); 22. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF); 23. 39-Cory Haas (DNF); 24. 35-Glenndon Forsythe. Time – 8:49.443

Lap Leaders – Scott Fisher (1-18), Brian Montieth (19-21), Danny Dietrich (21-33)

Regularly Scheduled 410 Sprint Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 39M-Anthony Macri; 2. 5-Tyler Ross; 3. 1X-Chad Trout; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 5. 15-Adam Wilt; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody; 7. 07-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 8. 87-Alan Krimes; 9. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 10. 39-Cory Haas; 11. 90-Jordon Givler; 12. 3B-Randy Baughman; 13. 73B-Brett Michalski; 14. 21X-Austin Hogue; 15. 48-Danny Dietrich (DNF); 16. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF); 17. 69-Tim Glatfelter (DNF); 18. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF); 19. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 20. 53-Jessie Attard (DNF); 21. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 22. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 23. 19-Landon Myers (DNF); 24. 16-Matt Campbell (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Brett Michalski (1-13), Anthony Macri (14-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 19-Landon Myers; 2. 5-Tyler Ross; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 21X-Austin Hogue; 5. 3-James McFadden; 6. 39-Cory Haas; 7. 7K-Dan Shetler; 8. 11-Greg Plank; 9. 10-Zach Eucalano. Time – 2:47.810

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 2. 1X-Chad Trout; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 90-Jordon Givler; 6. 3B-Randy Baughman; DNS – 4R-Chase Dietz, 55K-Robbie Kendall. Time – 2:46.913

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 53-Jessie Attard; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 73B-Brett Michalski; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 21-Brian Montieth; 8. 86-Steve Storrie; 9. 35E-Tyler Esh. Time – 2:43.533

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 21T-Scott Fisher; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 07-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 6. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 7. 6K-Chris Knopp; DNS – 48-Danny Dietrich.

410 Sprint Consi Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. Cory Haas; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 7K-Dan Shetler; 6. 86-Steve Storrie; 7. 35-Tyler Esh; 8. 3B-Randy Baughman; 9. 6K-Chris Knopp; 10. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 11. 11-Greg Plank; 12. 10-Zach Eucalano.

358 Sprint Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 28-Matt Findley; 2. 66-Jeff Halligan; 3. 11D-Cody Hartlaub; 4. 44-Dave Brown; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 6. 41B-Tyler Ross; 7. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 8. 14T-Tyler Walton; 9. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 10. 41-Scott Geesey; 11. 20-Devin Beidle; 12. 59-Steve Wilbur; 13. 12-Brett Shearer; 14. 44N-Dylan Norris; 15. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 16. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 17. 97-Brie Hershey; 18. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 19. 54-Brett Wanner; 20. 2-Denny Gross; 21. 50-Alyson Dietz; 22. 28P-Eric Parker; 23. 5A-Zachary Allman; 24. 27-Jake Galloway (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Matt Findley (1-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 41-Scott Geesey; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 3. 14T-Tyler Walton; 4. 41B-Tyler Ross; 5. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 6. 97-Brie Hershey; 7. 28P-Eric Parker; 8. 50-Alyson Dietz; 9. 34-Mark Van Horst. Time – 2:36.88

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 11D-Cody Hartlaub; 2. 28-Matt Findley; 3. 20-Dev in Beidel; 4. 12-Brett Shearer4; 5. 59-Steve Wilbur; 6. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 7. 5A-Zachary Allman; 8. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr. (DNF); DNS – 54-Brett Wanner. Time – 2:32.28

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 19-Wyatt Hinkle; 2. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 3. 66-Jeff Halligan; 4. 44B-Dave Brown; 5. 44-Dylan Norris; 6. 27-Jake Galloway; 7. 2-Denny Gross; DNS – 23-Chris Arnold. Time – 2:38.65

358 Sprint Consi Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 28P-Eric Parker; 2. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 3. 54-Brett Wanner; 4. 5A-Zachary Allman; 5. 2-Denny Gross; 6. 50-Alyson Dietz; 7. 34-Mark Van Horst.

Legends Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 10-Jeremy Ott; 2. 00-Lucas Montgomery; 3. 53-Bill Diehl; 4. 2-Scott Smith; 5. 66-Trent Yoder; 6. 19-Travis Perry; 7. 07-Mason Chaney; 8. 30-Alex Robinson; 9. 19L-Donnie Leiby; 10. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 11. 93-Brent Marquis; 12. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 13. 9-Rick Hartwig; 14. 7MP-Nate Rabold; 15. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 16. 75-Brent Marquis; 17. 3M-Chris McKinney; 18. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 19. 95-Alex Schmeidel; 20. 99-Mike Rabold; 21. 14-Brian Racine; 22. 26-Shawn Abney; 23. 34-Dan Harrison (DNF); 24. 99S-Jeff Shellenberger (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Lucas Montgomery (1-4), Jeremy Ott (5-20)

Legends Heat One Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 19-Travis Perry; 2. 10-Jeremy Ott; 3. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 4. 66-Trent Yoder; 5. 30-Alex Robinson; 6. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 7. 14-Brian Racine; 8. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 9. 85-Michael Goldsmith; DNS – 18-Chris Transeau. Time – 2:43.53

Legends Heat Two Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 53-Bill Diehl; 2. 19L-Donnie Leiby; 3. 07-Mason Chaney; 4. 99-Mike Rabold; 5. 26-Shawn Abney; 6. 14-Stephen Wurtzer; 7. 83-James Snow; 8. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 9. 43-Brandon Reiblich. Time – 2:44.07

Legends Heat Three Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. Scott Smith; 2. 00-Lucas Montgomery; 3. 95-Alex Schmeidel; 4. 7MD-Nate Renfro; 5. 93-Brent Marquis; 6. 9-Rick Hartwig; 7. 34-Dan Harrison; 8. 99S-Jeff Shellenberger; DNS – 3M-Chris McKinney.

Legends Consi Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 14-Brian Racine; 2. 3M-Chris McKinney; 3. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 4. 34-Dan Harrison; 5. 99S-Jeff Shellenberger; 6. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 7. 83J-James Snow; 8. 85-Michael Goldsmith; 9. 43-Brandon Reiblich.

Logan Wagner Drag Races Hodnett To Win At Port Royal, Claims First For Zemco Coleby Frye wins first late model feature of Port season, Garman and Powell also win


PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Logan Wagner scored his first win anywhere for the Zemco No. 1 racing team at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night by upending Greg Hodnett in thrilling and dramatic fashion for the $3,600 payday after drag racing him down the frontstretch to the finish line on the final lap.

In the 22-lap super late model main, Dover’s Coleby Frye took his first win of the year, holding off a charge by Andy Haus to pick up the win.

The 22-lap econo late model championship race was won by Derick Garman while Bill Powell won his third oval race of they year in the xtreme stock division.

Polesitter Jared Esh zoomed into the lead at the start of the 25-lap 410 sprint car main, circling the high side of the track ahead of Blane Heimbach.

With Heimbach in second, Esh entered lapped traffic on the eighth circuit while Wagner was racing third with Hodnett running fourth.

The first caution flag of the race appeared with 10 laps down when Cale Conley came up with a flat front tire, wiping out Esh’s lead of nearly two seconds.

Hodnett got under Wagner for third on the restart but another yellow bunched the field a lap later.

And on the restart, Wagner returned the favor and reclaimed third from Hodnett while Heimbach took his shots at the leader by throwing his machine deep into the third corner.

Esh was circling the track higher and higher each time and the line finally caught up with him with 11 laps to go when he took a bite into the outside first turn fence, taking himself out of the race.

This gave Heimbach the lead with Wagner and Hodnett following.

Heimbach held sway over the field for the next six laps until Wagner mustered enough speed to bolt by with five laps to go.

And then as Heimbach tried to come back on Wagner, Hodnett also got by for second.

Running the inside line, Hodnett tracked down Wagner with two laps to go and drove underneath for control and that seemed to put Wagner’s elbows up even higher, along with his car’s line on the track and the race was on to the finish.

Refusing to give up, Wagner thrust his No. 1 boldly around the ragged outside lip and just after the white flag, he was able to circle the outside lane and get back into a narrow lead as the pair shot down the backchute.

Hodnett then dove low into the third corner and as soon as he passed Wagner, Wagner abruptly lifted and turned the car dramatically off of the cushion before the pair hit the middle of the turns.

And then as Hodnett slid sideways up across the track to catch the cushion and try to run to the win, Wagner sped along side of him as they raced onto the frontchute through the middle of the fourth corner.

It was anybody’s race during the final few seconds as the pair drag raced down the straightaway with Hodnett outside and Wagner inside and at the line, Wagner nipped Hodnett by a scant .212-second advantage.

Heimbach rode home third followed by 11th starter Dylan Cisney and Mike Wagner.

Sixth through 10th went to Ryan Taylor, Cale Conley, Coleman Gulick, Kody Lehman and Joey Hershey.

Heats went to Conley and Steve Buckwalter.

Coleby Frye started second in the super late model main and ended up wiring the field for the victory that was the 11th of his career at Port Royal, tying him with Dale Kerstetter and Tim Wilson on the all-time win list.

Only one caution flag bunched the field, on the sixth lap, finding Nick Dickson in second and Andy Haus in third.

And while under the caution, Dickson slowed and withdrew from the event.

This put a challenging Haus in second for the restart and the Hamburg driver kept close to Frye for several laps before Frye started slipping away for the win.

Three cars raced for third for the second half of the race with Dylan Yoder, Mike Lupfer and Jeff Rine in the contest.

Yoder and Lupfer exchanged the spot several times before Yoder finally secured it for the finish.

Frye’s margin of victory was 1.727 seconds.

Rine rode home fourth followed by Lupfer, Dan Stone, Tim Wilson, Trent Brenneman, Scott Flickinger and Tim Smith Jr.

Heats went to Frye, Lufper and Ralph Morgan Jr. with Chad Myers taking the consolation event.

Derick Garman ended up wiring the field for the win in the econo late model main.

Eric Irvin gave chase until stopping on the sixth tour.

This placed Andrew Yoder in second however Yoder failed to challenge for the victory.

Tim Krape rode home third followed by Devin Hart and Craig Wagaman.

Heats went to Jeremy Ohl, Hart and Garman.

Bill Powell took the lead from Kevin Imes on lap 12 of the 15-lap xtreme stock main to pick up the win over Imes, Walt Peters, Corey Kepner and Josh Bender.

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Feature Finishes

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Logan Wagner, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Blane Heimbach, 4. Dylan Cisney, 5. Mike Wagner, 6. Ryan Taylor, 7. Cale Conley, 8. Coleman Gulick, 9. Kody Lehman, 10. Joey Hershey, 11. Steve Buckwalter, 12. Trenton Sheaffer, 13. Tyler Reeser, 14. Mike Walter II., 15. Austin Burke, 16. Vince Snyder, 17. Jared Esh, 18. AJ Flick

Late models, 22 laps: 1. Coleby Frye, 2. Andy Haus, 3. Dylan Yoder, 4. Jeff Rine, 5. Mike Lupfer, 6. Dan Stone, 7. Tim Wilson, 8. Trent Brenneman, 9. Scott Flickinger, 10. Tim Smith Jr., 11. Steve Axtell Jr., 12. Dave Brouse Jr., 13. Chad Myers, 14. Ralph Morgan Jr., 15. Austin Berry, 16. Reese Masiello, 17. Jeff Miller, 18. Jerry Bard, 19. Larry Baer, 20. Kyle Knapp, 21. Matt Nailor, 22. Chuck Haydt Jr., 23. Nick Dickson, 24. Billy Wampler

DNQ: Kody Lyter, Jeff Johnson, Vern Zerby

Econo late models, 22 laps: 1. Derick Garman, 2. Andrew Yoder, 3. Tim Kraper, 4. Devin Hart, 5. Craig Wagaman, 6. Kenny Yoder, 7. Todd Snook, 8. Tim Fedder, 9. Ryan Sager, 10. Jeremy Ohl, 11. Rhan Walls, 12. Jason Davis, 13. Derrick Gahagan, 14. Scott Landis, 15. Ethan Beasom, 16. Chase Bowsman, 17. Jared Fulkroad, 18. JR Toner, 19. Dan Berry, 20. Eric Irvin, 21. Curt Dunn

DNS: Eric Hohol

Xtreme stocks, 15 laps: 1. Bill Powell, 2. Kevin Imes, 3. Walt Peters, 4. Corey Kepner, 5. Josh Bender, 6. Alex Updegraff, 7. Herm Renninger, 8. Ben Leister, 9. Dustin Hoffman, 10. Charlie Bryner, 11. Hunter Shelly, 12. Pete Leister, 13. Ken Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heat #1 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 83-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 14-Christopher Bell [5]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 7. 71M-Randy Hannagan [6]; 8. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [8]

Heat #2 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 94-Ryan Smith [2]; 3. 5-David Gravel [5]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [7]; 8. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [8]; 9. 83C-Adam Cruea [9]

Heat #3 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 5. 83H-Justin Henderson [6]; 6. 17C-Caleb Helms [7]; 7. 97W-Mitch Wormall [8]

Heat #4 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog [1]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [2]; 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [4]; 5. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 6. 12N-Cole Duncan [6]; 7. 28-Brian Paulus [8]

Heat #5 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 4. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [4]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [6]; 7. 45T-Trevor Baker [8]; 8. 26-Joey Saldana [7]

Heat #6 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [5]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 6. 11N-Cap Henry [7]; 7. A79-Brandon Wimmer [6]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [8]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 21-Brian Brown [2][]; 2. A79-Brandon Wimmer [6][]; 3. 71M-Randy Hannagan [1][]; 4. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [7][]; 5. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [8][]; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron [10][]; 7. 45T-Trevor Baker [5][$500]; 8. 97W-Mitch Wormall [3][$450]; 9. 83C-Adam Cruea [11][$400]; 10. 28-Brian Paulus [4][$375]; 11. 26-Joey Saldana [9][$350]; 12. 8J-Jess Stiger [12][$350]; 13. 3G-Carson Macedo [13][$350]

Last Chance Showdown (15 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. W20-Greg Wilson [2][]; 2. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [4][]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [6][]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [11][]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$2,000]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7][$1,750]; 7. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [5][$1,500]; 8. 70-Dave Blaney [10][$1,250]; 9. 21-Brian Brown [19][$1,000]; 10. 5T-Travis Philo [12][$750]; 11. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [17][$650]; 12. 11N-Cap Henry [18][$600]; 13. 3-Jac Haudenschild [13][$600]; 14. 12N-Cole Duncan [16][$600]; 15. 71M-Randy Hannagan [21][$600]; 16. 19-Brent Marks [14][$600]; 17. 83H-Justin Henderson [9][$600]; 18. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [22][$600]; 19. 91-Cale Thomas [3][$600]; 20. 17C-Caleb Helms [15][$600]; 21. 22M-Dan McCarron [24][$600]; 22. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1][$600]; 23. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [23][$600]; 24. A79-Brandon Wimmer [20][$600]

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Rahmer Wins Wheel Banging Battle With Hodnett In Williams Grove Sprints Dave Brown Jr. gets first Grove 358 sprint win


Mechanicsburg – Greg Hodnett and Freddie Rahmer staged a wheel-banging performance in Friday night’s sprint car feature at Williams Grove Speedway with Rahmer coming out on top in the battle.

The win was Rahmer’s first of the year at the track and was worth $4,000 in the outlaw tune-up event.

In other action, Dave Brown Jr. scored his first oval 358 sprint car win in the Mahoney’s Plumbing 358 Sprint Summer Series event, worth $1,500.

Lance Dewease earned the pole for the start of the 25-lap 410 sprint car main with Hodnett lining up to his outside and Dewease blasted into control when the green flag fell.

His run at the front was very short lived however because as the field thundered back to the start/finish line, Dewease’s mount suddenly slowed just shy of the line, handing control over to Hodnett.

Dewease then tagged onto the rear but soon again fell off the pace and withdrew with reports from the pits indicating that his car was jumping out of gear.

Hodnett was chased by Lucas Wolfe for the first lap restart and Wolfe would later give him a run for his money on a lap five restart by pulling right up on his back bumper only to see him jet away as they raced into the third turn.

Rahmer started seventh in the field and was up to third for the lap five restart and just after Wolfe took his shot at the lead, Rahmer drove by him for second and began reeling in Hodnett.

Rahmer took his first shot at control on the 12th tour only to see Hodnett go back in front and then with 9 laps to go the fireworks really got going when Rahmer was able to get to Hodnett’s inside as the pair raced onto the frontchute.

With Rahmer ready to go out front, Hodnett pulled his mount down across the track and the pair banged wheels and bounced back off of one another with Rahmer getting out of the pedal to save his car.

The next time around, the tables were turned and it was Rahmer on the outside as the pair shot onto the backchute with Hodnett dropping off of the cushion to rally back inside.

And this time Rahmer brought his car down across the track with contact turning the nose of Hodnetts car directly left for the flicker of an eye and then he too had to back out of the pedal to save his car.

This allowed Rahmer to get control but the pair was still close with five laps to go when Wolfe and Anthony Macri made contact in the third corner.

With Wolfe in third, Macri shot in on him in an effort to take the spot and the pair ended up spinning, bringing out a yellow flag.

The restart saw Rahmer jet away to the victory by 2.593 seconds over Hodnett, Cory Haas, Danny Dietrich and Brian Montieth.

Sixth through 10th went to Rick Lafferty, Jason Shultz, James McFAdden, Brandon Rahmer and Jimmy Siegel.

Heats went to Hodnett, McFadden and Wolfe with fast time being set by Hodnett with a lap of 17.371 seconds.

Dewease won the dash to put himself on the pole of the feature.

Wyatt Hinkle would lead the first 10 laps of the 25-lap 358 sprint main before fourth starter Dave Brown Jr. took over.

With Hinkle unable to hold his car down in the first and second turns, the door was open for Brown to drive into control.

Brown would lead the rest of the distance despite several restarts including one with four laps to go after a wild frontstretch flip by Kenny Kuhn.

Brown took his first oval 358 sprint win over 11th starter Doug Hammaker, Rodney Westhafer, 12th starter Kevin Nouse and 11th starter Jeff Halligan.

Sixth through 10th went to Todd Rittenhouse Jr., Troy Wagaman, Wyatt Hinkle, Hank Donovan Jr., and Scott Fisher.

Heats went to Nouse, Glenndon Forsythe, Chris Arnold and Hammaker. Brent Shearer won the consolation race.

Feature Finishes

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Freddie Rahmer, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Cory Haas, 4. Danny Dietrich, 5. Brian Montieth, 6. Rick Lafferty, 7. Jason Shultz, 8. James McFadden, 9. Brandon Rahmer, 10. Jimmy Siegel, 11. Adrian Shaffer, 12. Cale Conley, 13. Tim Wagaman, 14. Mallie Shuster, 15. Kyle Reinhardt, 16. Jessie Attard, 17. Anthony Macri, 18. Lucas Wolfe, 19. Jim Shuster, 20. Jay Galloway, 21. Troy Fraker, 22. Nicole Bower, 23. Lance Dewease

358 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Dave Brown Jr., 2. Doug Hammaker, 3. Rodney Westhafer, 4. Kevin Nouse, 5. Jeff Halligan, 6. Todd Rittenhouse Jr., 7. Troy Wagaman, 8. Wyatt Hinkle, 9. Hank Donovan Jr., 10. Scott Fisher, 11. DJ Montgomery, 12. Cody Fletcher, 13. Jacob Galloway, 14. Kyle Denmyer, 15. JB Cunningham, 16. Steve Drevicki, 17. Dan Richcreek, 18. Tyler Walton, 19. Brett Wanner, 20. Chris Arnold, 21. Kenny Kuhn, 22. Glenndon Forsythe, 23. Dwight Leppo, 24. Brent Shearer

DNQ: Matt Findley, Chris Frank, Billy Johns, Zach Alleman, Troy Rhome, Brie Hershey, Trevin Caruccio


Hanover, PA (7/13/18) - Elverson’s Austin Bishop took the lead from his third starting spot on the second lap of the 25-lap PA Sprint Series BeerHill Cup Summer Series race, and went on to score his fifth PASS 305 Sprint Car victory of 2018 and his first at Trail-Way Speedway.

And he did it in exciting fashion, after holding off late race charges from Tyler Reinhardt and David Grube II, all while battling cars at the tail end of the lead lap.

For several laps, Bishop held a near two second lead over second running Reinhardt. As Bishop was approaching Larry McVay, who was at the tail end of the lead lap cars, Bishop attempted to go high and got out of shape, bringing second and third place to within a half second of the lead. Reinhardt attempted to make a move for the lead while Bishop continued to work on lapping McVay, until he too lost control of his car allowing David Grube II to take advantage and slip into the runner up spot.

“The track was getting narrower and narrower and I tried the top for one lap and we got out of shape,” Bishop commented in victory lane. “I thought I was going to get a run on him (McVay) on the backstretch but he was kinda moving down. McVay’s a good driver,” Bishop continued, “he just kind of tightened it up a lot at the end of the race. It was good running with him though. I was working my ass off trying to get by him because I knew second place was coming.”

Grube, now running second, was within inches of Bishop with one lap remaining giving him one final shot at the lead. However, Bishop was able to hold him off all while racing behind McVay, who finished on the lead lap.

Following Bishop and Grube across the line were Reinhardt, Kyle Smith and Darren Miller, who completed the top five.

Qualifiers for the 305 Sprints were won by Jaremi Hanson and McVay.

Johnstown’s Jim Young scored his 11th career Trail-Way win in the 20-lap 600 Micro Sprint feature.

“The car was rolling tonight,” Young said in victory lane. “The track was really grippy so I really didn’t have to worry about the car getting away from me. It stuck where ever I put it.”

Young bested Geoff Gill by 8.159 seconds with Donahue Motorsports Hard Charger, Zane Rudisill finishing third. Hannah Riser and Travis Keiser rounded out the top five.

Heats for the 600 Micros were won by Young and Reiser.

Brian Walls won the 20-lap Precise Racing Products Street Stocks feature, Friday night at Trail-Way Speedway.

Walls raced several laps with leader Kyle Martin until passing him on the 16th lap. Shortly thereafter, Martin was involved in a caution after getting together with Brian’s brother, Will Walls. Although Will was able to restart directly behind Brian, Brian was in complete control of the closing laps, crossing by a margin of .683 seconds.

Following Brian and Will Walls across the line were Jim Jacobs, Jimmy Combs and Jeremy Stremmel.

Heat winners for the Street Stocks were Brian and Will Walls.

Justin Oberlin scored his first career Limited Stock victory after racelong leader and outside polesitter, Matt Chronister, suffered a mechanical failure on lap 12. Chronister dropped several positions before pulling into the infield.

Oberlin crossed the line with a 1.959 second lead over point leader, Robbie Carroll. Nick McDaniel, Jason Chronister and Chad Martin completed the top five.

Heat wins for the Limited Stocks were won by Kyle Rohrbaugh and Creden Sponseller Jr.

Trail-Way returns to action next Friday, July 20, with the 358 Sprints, 270 Micro Sprints, Limited Stocks and Street Stocks. This will be the second scheduled Camera & Autograph Night. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing beginning at 7:45 p.m.

Trail-Way Speedway

Hanover, PA

Friday, July 13, 2018

For Immediate Release


Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 11A-Austin Bishop; 2. 3D-David Grube II; 3. Tyler Reinhardt; 4. 17-Kyle Smith; 5. 9C-Darren Miller; 6. 20-Stephanie Dodson; 7. 77-Andrew Hake; 8. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 9. 88-Greg Dobrosky; 10. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 11. 50-Jay Krout; 12. 61-Johnny Scarborough; 13. 83-Larry McVay; 14. 2-Erin Statler (DNF); 15. 8D-Scott Ellerman (DNS). No time.

Lap Leaders - Andrew Hake (1), Austin Bishop (2-25)

305 Sprints Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 36-Jaremi Hanson; 2. 11A-Austin Bishop; 3. 3D-David Grube II; 4. 88-Greg Dobrosky; 5. 61-Johnny Scarborough; 6. 2-Erin Statler; 7. 8D-Scott Ellerman (DNS); 8. 20-Stephanie Dodson (DNS). No time.

305 Sprints Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 83-Larry McVay; 2. 77-Andrew Hake; 3. 4-Tyler Reinhardt; 4. 17-Kyle Smith; 5. 50-Jay Krout; 6. 9C-Darren Miller; 7. 11Z-Zach Newlin. No time.


Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 8-Jim Young, [1]; 2. 57G-Geoff Gill, [3]; 3. 4R-Zane Rudisill, [6]; 4. 14K-Hannah Riser, [2]; 5. 42K-Travis Keiser, [4]; 6. 6K-Cole Knopp, [9]; 7. (DNF) 17-Bradley Weber, [12]; 8. (DNF) 87-Buddy Hines, [7]; 9. (DNF) 6T9-Bill Smith, [10]; 10. (DNF) 96-Jesse Snyder, [5]; 11. (DNF) 880-Kameron Morral, [8]; (DNS) 6-Darren Kauffman, ; (DNS) 71-Tyler Leese. No time.

Lap Leaders - Jim Young (1-20)

600 Micro Sprint Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 8-Jim Young, [2]; 2. 57G-Geoff Gill, [3]; 3. 96-Jesse Snyder, [5]; 4. 4R-Zane Rudisill, [4]; 5. 880-Kameron Morral, [6]; 6. 6T9-Bill Smith, [7]; (DNS) 6-Darren Kauffman. No time.

600 Micro Sprint Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 14K-Hannah Riser, [1]; 2. 42K-Travis Keiser, [2]; 3. 17-Bradley Weber, [5]; 4. 87-Buddy Hines, [3]; 5. 6K-Cole Knopp, [6]; (DNS) 71-Tyler Leese. No time.


Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 2W-Brian Walls, [7]; 2. 21W-Will Walls, [11]; 3. 4J-Jim Jacobs, [4]; 4. 129X-Jimmy Combs, [3]; 5. 51-Jeremy Stremmel, [9]; 6. 60A-Aaron Beard, [2]; 7. 17-Brian Blank Jr, [8]; 8. 69-Tyler Harman, [1]; 9. (DNF) 54-Kyle Martin, [5]; 10. (DNF) 81F-Gary Calimer Jr., [6]; (DNS) 25-Sam Gallagher. No time.

Lap Leaders - Aaron Beard (1-9), Kyle Martin (10-15), Brian Walls (16-20)

Street Stock Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 2W-Brian Walls, [2]; 2. 81F-Gary Calimer Jr., [5]; 3. 4J-Jim Jacobs, [4]; 4. 60A-Aaron Beard, [6]; 5. 17-Brian Blank Jr, [3]; (DNS) 25-Sam Gallagher. No time.

Street Stock Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 21W-Will Walls, [2]; 2. 54-Kyle Martin, [5]; 3. 129X-Jimmy Combs, [1]; 4. 69-Tyler Harman, [3]; 5. (DNF) 51-Jeremy Stremmel, [4]. No time.


Feature (15 Laps) - 1. 88-Justin Oberlin, [9]; 2. 69-Robbie Carroll, [16]; 3. 2-Nick Mc Daniel, [7]; 4. 67C-Jason Minter, [1]; 5. 38-Jason Chronister, [18]; 6. 22-Chad Martin, [15]; 7. 6-Matt Worley, [17]; 8. 56-Zach Baxter, [4]; 9. 14-Carl Cassell, [8]; 10. 86S-Tom Spangler, [19]; 11. 41-Cody Klinedinst, [13]; 12. 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr, [5]; 13. (DNF) 81-Matt Chronister, [2]; 14. (DNF) 59-Ryan Smith, [14]; 15. (DNF) 47-Travis Brown, [11]; 16. (DNF) 32-Jeff Foster, [12]; 17. (DNF) 13-Terry Hartlaub, [3]; 18. (DNF) 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh, [6]; (DNS) 55-Shawn Snell. No time.

Lap Leaders - Matt Chronister (1-12), Justin Oberlin (13-15)

Limited Stock Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh, [4]; 2. 56-Zach Baxter, [2]; 3. 81-Matt Chronister, [7]; 4. 2-Nick Mc Daniel, [1]; 5. 88-Justin Oberlin, [10]; 6. 47-Travis Brown, [6]; 7. 41-Cody Klinedinst, [5]; 8. 22-Chad Martin, [3]; 9. 6-Matt Worley, [9]; 10. 86S-Tom Spangler, [8]. No time.

Limited Stock Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr, [2]; 2. 13-Terry Hartlaub, [6]; 3. 67C-Jason Minter, [4]; 4. 14-Carl Cassell, [1]; 5. (DNF) 55-Shawn Snell, [8]; 6. (DNF) 32-Jeff Foster, [9]; 7. (DNF) 59-Ryan Smith, [3]; 8. (DNF) 69-Robbie Carroll, [5]; 9. (DNF) 38-Jason Chronister, [7]. No time.

Donny Schatz Wins Knight Before Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 4. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 7. 83H-Justin Henderson [7]; 8. 94-Ryan Smith [8]; 9. 3S-Sammy Swindell [9]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 3. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [7]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger [8]; 7. 26-Joey Saldana [3]; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]

Heat #3 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 4. 28-Brian Paulus [3]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog [7]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 7. 83C-Adam Cruea [8]; 8. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [6]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [5]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [4]; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [8]; 7. 11N-Cap Henry [7]; 8. 71M-Randy Hannagan [9]; 9. G1-Justin Peck [6]

Heat #5 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]; 6. 12N-Cole Duncan [2]; 7. 91-Cale Thomas [5]; 8. A79-Brandon Wimmer [7]; 9. 45T-Trevor Baker [9]

Heat #6 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 5-David Gravel [2]; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 5. 83-Cory Eliason [5]; 6. 17C-Caleb Helms [6]; 7. 19P-Paige Polyak [7]; 8. 97W-Mitch Wormall [8]

Dash - Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [6]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]

Dash #2 - Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [6]

D-Main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. 94-Ryan Smith [1][-]; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [2][-]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4][$125]; 4. 97W-Mitch Wormall [6][$125]; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger [3][$125]; 6. 71M-Randy Hannagan [8][$125]; 7. 45T-Trevor Baker [9][$125]; 8. 83C-Adam Cruea [5][$125]; 9. 3S-Sammy Swindell [7][$125]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. 19-Brent Marks [3][-]; 2. 83-Cory Eliason [2][-]; 3. 11N-Cap Henry [8][$150]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1][$150]; 5. 83H-Justin Henderson [9][$150]; 6. 17C-Caleb Helms [6][$125]; 7. 94-Ryan Smith [13][$125]; 8. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [14][$125]; 9. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [7][$125]; 10. G1-Justin Peck [4][$125]; 11. A79-Brandon Wimmer [10][$125]; 12. 19P-Paige Polyak [12][$125]; 13. 81-Lee Jacobs [5][$125]; 14. 17B-Bill Balog [11][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 44-Trey Starks [1][-]; 2. 12N-Cole Duncan [2][-]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6][-]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [10][-]; 5. 26-Joey Saldana [3][-]; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [8][-]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [7][$300]; 8. 28-Brian Paulus [5][$250]; 9. 2M-Kerry Madsen [11][$225]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [9][$200]; 11. 91-Cale Thomas [12][$200]; 12. 5T-Travis Philo [4][$200]; 13. 83-Cory Eliason [14][$200]; 14. 19-Brent Marks [13][$200]

Friday, July 13, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Abbreviated Results from Jokers Wild at Eldora Speedway:

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

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

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

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [8]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [6]; 8. 83-Cory Eliason [10]; 9. 26-Joey Saldana [11]; 10. 4-Parker Price-Miller [7]; 11. 8J-Jess Stiger [12]; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs [9]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 5. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [5]; 7. 49D-Shawn Dancer [6]; 8. 12N-Cole Duncan [9]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [10]; 10. G1-Justin Peck [8]; 11. 99-Jay Waugh [11]

Heat #3 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [2]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 6. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [10]; 7. 17B-Bill Balog [8]; 8. 71M-Randy Hannagan [3]; 9. 44-Trey Starks [9]; 10. 17C-Caleb Helms [12]; 11. 45T-Trevor Baker [7]; 12. 22M-Dan McCarron [11]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 5-David Gravel [4]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [8]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [7]; 6. 3S-Sammy Swindell [6]; 7. 83H-Justin Henderson [5]; 8. 28-Brian Paulus [10]; 9. 1ST-D.J. Foos [3]; 10. 97W-Mitch Wormall [9]; 11. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [11]

Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 5-David Gravel [8]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [7]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 7. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [6]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. 12N-Cole Duncan [1][-]; 2. 83-Cory Eliason [3][-]; 3. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [4][$150]; 4. 26-Joey Saldana [7][$150]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [5][$150]; 6. 28-Brian Paulus [6][$125]; 7. 97W-Mitch Wormall [2][$125]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [8][$125]; 9. 8J-Jess Stiger [11][$125]; 10. 99-Jay Waugh [9][$125]; 11. 17C-Caleb Helms [12][$125]; 12. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [10][$125]; 13. 81-Lee Jacobs [13][$125]; 14. 1ST-D.J. Foos [14][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 24-Rico Abreu [3][-]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [1][-]; 3. 3S-Sammy Swindell [6][-]; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller [7][-]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [9][$300]; 6. 83H-Justin Henderson [4][$250]; 7. 83-Cory Eliason [14][$225]; 8. 71M-Randy Hannagan [2][$200]; 9. 12N-Cole Duncan [13][$200]; 10. 49D-Shawn Dancer [5][$200]; 11. 44-Trey Starks [12][$200]; 12. G1-Justin Peck [11][$200]; 13. 45T-Trevor Baker [8][$200]; 14. 17B-Bill Balog [10][$200]

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 83-Cory Eliason [2]; 2. 26-Joey Saldana [1]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 4. 97-Broc Martin [7]; 5. 91-Cale Thomas [6]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 7. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [8]; 8. 7K-Cale Conley [9]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [5]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 4. 8M-T.J. Michael [4]; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn [7]; 6. 22-Cole Duncan [5]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 8. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [8]

Heat #3 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 3. 4H-Cap Henry [4]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 6. 9R-Jordan Ryan [6]; 7. 11N-Craig Mintz [5]; 8. 49D-Shawn Dancer [8]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 3. 5-David Gravel [3]; 4. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [4]; 5. 16-Chris Andrews [7]; 6. 5M-Max Stambaugh [5]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy [9]; 9. 5R-Byron Reed [6]

Heat #5 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 6. 23-D.J. Foos [6]; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [8]; 8. 97W-Mitch Wormall [7]

Heat #6 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 19-Brent Marks [2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 4. 21-Dale Blaney [3]; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker [6]; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger [8]; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker [5]; 8. 19P-Paige Polyak [7]

Dash - (6 Laps): 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 2. 26-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 5. 83-Cory Eliason [1]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]

Dash #2 - (6 Laps): 1. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]

D-main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [3]; 2. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [1]; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [6]; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger [7]; 5. 49D-Shawn Dancer [5]; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy [8]; 7. 19P-Paige Polyak [2]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [9]; 10. 7K-Cale Conley [10]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 2. 16-Chris Andrews [8]; 3. 5R-Byron Reed [2]; 4. 9R-Jordan Ryan [3]; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker [6]; 6. 97-Broc Martin [5]; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn [7]; 8. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [11]; 9. 97W-Mitch Wormall [10]; 10. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [12]; 11. 23-D.J. Foos [4]; 12. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [9]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 2. 21-Dale Blaney [2]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 4. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [4]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 6. 8M-T.J. Michael [5]; 7. 16-Chris Andrews [14]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13]; 9. 91-Cale Thomas [11]; 10. 4-Parker Price-Miller [10]; 11. 11N-Craig Mintz [9]; 12. 22-Cole Duncan [7]; 13. 5M-Max Stambaugh [8]; 14. 57X-Andrew Palker [12]