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Sunday, January 13, 2019

URC WELCOMES NEW PUBLIC RELATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

JANUARY 8, 2019 – The United Racing Club welcomes Catherine Hogue to the series as the Public Relations and Social Media Representative for the 2019 season.

Hogue joins the team with about seven-plus years of motorsports experience under her belt.

Originally from York, Pennsylvania, Hogue has been immersed in the racing community at various levels. Her cousin, Austin Hogue, raced in both the 358 and 410 sprint car series in Central Pennsylvania, so racing is a passion that is shared by her family and one that she has pursued as a career.

She began her career as a junior in college, covering the 358 and 410 sprint car divisions weekly at Williams Grove and Lincoln Speedways for Area Auto Racing News, eventually expanding her coverage to the Gettysburg Times as well. She also covered select shows at various other tracks in the area, such as BAPS Motor Speedway and Port Royal Speedway.

In January 2016, Hogue made the move to Charlotte, North Carolina, to pursue a career in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. She currently works for a championship team as the social media coordinator.

Moving forward, Hogue will be the point of contact for any public relations, digital content or social media needs regarding the United Racing Club. Please find her contact information below:

Catherine Hogue
(717) 324-1866
Catherinehogue52@gmail.com

Port Royal 2019 SCHEDULE RELEASED…

The 2019 schedule for Port Royal Speedway has been released which includes a total of 33 oval track events.  The season starts with a rare Sunday afternoon show on March 10th featuring the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars and the River Valley Builders Super Late Models.  The sprint car winner will receive $4,000 on opening day and the late model winner will pocket $2,200 for an opening day victory.  Lance Dewease and Jeff Rine took opening day honors in 2018.



In 2019, the 410 Sprint Cars have five events on the schedule paying a minimum of $10,000 to win.  As announced, both days of the Weikert Memorial over the Memorial Day Holiday will pay $10,000 to win.  The 13th Annual Living Legends Dream Race on August 3rd will pay $10,000 to win and the World Of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Nittany Showdown on October 27th will pay $15,000 to the winner.  The speedway’s crown jewel event, the running of the 52nd Annual Tuscarora 50 will pay $52,000 to the winner on Saturday, September 7th.  The Tuscarora 50 will again be sanctioned by the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and carry a Sunday rain date.  The All Stars first visit to the speedway will be on Saturday night, April 13th with the running of the Keith Kauffman Classic.



Port Royal Speedway will host two events as part of the 29th Annual Pennsylvania Speedweek for 410 Sprint Cars.  The series will make their first stop on Wednesday night, July 3rd and pay $7,000 to win. The URC 360 Sprint Cars will also be on the program.  Then on Saturday, July 6th, Port Royal Speedway will present a second $7,000 to win event.   The Super Late Models will be part of the program on Saturday, July 6th.



The Super Late Models will have a number of high paying events of their own.  The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return on Sunday, April 14th for the “Rumble By The River” and will pay $10,000 to win.  The World Of Outlaw Craftsman Late Model Series returns on Saturday, August 17th and will also pay $10,000 to win.  The 2nd Annual Tri-Track Challenge Series for the Late Models will present a $3,000 to win show on Saturday, June 1st.   The ULMS Super Late Model Series will visit the speedway three times in 2019; the series has back to back shows on Saturday, March 23rd and Sunday, March 24th, each paying $3,000 to win, and the ULMS will be part of the Butch Renninger Memorial on Saturday, August 31st and pay $4,000 to win the Juniata County Fair Opener.  And as previously announced, the Super Late Models will be part of the 2-day Weikert Memorial over the Memorial Day Holiday and both nights will pay $5,000 to win.



The Creasy Signs PASS 305 Sprint Cars have 9 events on the schedule, including the 8th Annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge on Saturday, October 12th.  The other dates are: April 6, April 27, May 11, June 1, June 8, July 20, August 24, and October 19.



The 358 Limited Late Model Division has replaced the Econo Late Model Division at the speedway and will be featured 12 times in 2019 including an invitation only event as part of the Tuscarora 50.  The Mason Dixon Shootout Series will co-sanction events on four occasions in 2019 on March 23, April 13, April 14, and October 12.



The Juniata Junction xTreme Stocks have eight events on the schedule including increased purse paying events for the Renninger Memorial and as part of the 305 sprint car Keystone RaceSaver Challenge event in October.



The Summer Series for the 358 Sprint Cars will hold their second annual event at the speedway on August 24th as part of Open Wheel Madness II.  The URC 360 Sprint Cars will make three visits to the speedway on April 27, July 3, and October 19.



With the success of the Short Track Super Series in 2018, the Big Block Modifieds will return on Sunday, March 24th for a $5,000 to win main event as part of a 2-division show with the ULMS Late Models.

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY RELEASES 2019 SEASON SCHEDULE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sunday, January 13, 2019

              The 2019 season schedule for Pennsylvania’s Lincoln Speedway has been released, and pocket schedules will be distributed at the “Motorsports” show in Oaks this coming weekend.

Celebrating its 67th year, Lincoln Speedway continues a tradition of offering the world’s toughest, most competitive Saturday night sprint car racing.  Super sprints have comprised the main class of racing at Lincoln since 1965, and the “410” sprints are featured in 29 of Lincoln’s 31 race dates this year.

              Exciting racing has become the trademark of Lincoln’s other “regular” division–the “358” sprint cars, which will be in action 21 times in 2019, including the annual 360 vs. 358 Challenge on Saturday, June 8th.

The popular Central Pennsylvania Legends will make six stops in the Pigeon Hills this season.  In addition, the wingless super sportsman will appear twice, the 358 late models will make two stops, the Mid-Atlantic Modifieds will run twice, and the extreme stocks will be at Lincoln three times this season.  Other divisions making single appearances at Lincoln this year will be the midgets, the PennMar modifieds, the 600cc Xcel modifieds and the Classic Cars.

One of the most anticipated shows of the coming season is a return of the super late models, which will headline the show on Saturday, September 14th. 

              In all, a dozen different classes of race cars will dot the 2019 schedule, a season that is loaded with huge shows.

The famous World of Outlaws will return to Lincoln again this year for a special mid-week show on Wednesday,  May 15th (a program which carries a rain date of 5/16).

Lincoln will again host two shows during PENNSYLVANIA SPEEDWEEK, including the 20th Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial paying $7,000 to win on Saturday, June 29th, and another $7,000-to-win program on Monday, July 1st.

Among the other highlights of an historic season at Lincoln will be the Weldon Sterner Memorial Spring Championship for 410 sprint cars paying $6,900-to-win on Saturday, April 20th, Tony Stewart’s All-Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday, August 24th, the Second Annual Bob Leiby Memorial on Saturday, August 31st, and the 2019 edition of the Hank Gentzler Memorial Manufacturers Appreciation Race presented by Pancho’s Racing Products on Saturday September 28th.

Topping off a spectacular 2019 season will be “Dirt Classic VI,” which will be sanctioned for the first time by the All-Star Circuit of Champions. It will pay $20,000 to win on Saturday, September 21st.

              In addition, there will be special shows featuring kids “Big Wheel” racing and several auto racing “club” nights.

              As per tradition, Lincoln’s season opener will be held on the last Saturday in February.  Gates for the “Icebreaker 30” will open at noon and racing begins at 2:00 p.m.  The season opener will be a sprint-only show and pay $4,000 to win.

              Both the February 23rd and March 2nd shows carry rain/snow dates of the next day.

New World of Outlaws Sprint Car Driver Lineup Sets Sights on DIRTcar Nationals

CONCORD, NC - January 11, 2019 - The combination of sunshine, high-speed, wheel-to-wheel racing and the mere fact fans likely haven’t seen Sprint Cars since the World Finals last fall at Charlotte, make the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park one of the most anticipated annual Sprint Car events.

After a number of off-season driver changes, the excitement for Florida in February has never been higher to see if somebody can begin to unseat Donny Schatz as champion. Three of the top-five in the 2018 World of Outlaws Points Standings will debut with new teams at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile to open their 2019 campaign with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

Connecticut’s David Gravel, who amassed 32 Outlaw wins in three years with CJB Motorsports, will pilot the Jason Johnson Racing No. 41, in what promises to be an emotional year for car owner Bobbi, her dream team and the entire Sprint Car community.

The potent CJB No. 5 will see Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart, who spent the previous five years at Kyle Larson Racing, take over the reins of the team that returns 2017 Crew Chief of the Year Barry Jackson and has finished third in points the last three years and five times out of the last six.

In a move to allow car owner Kasey Kahne, who will begin his season at Volusia as well, to compete more, Kasey Kahne Racing will only have one full-time team on the World of Outlaws tour in 2019. That left 2013 World of Outlaws Champion – Daryn Pittman – as the odd man out, but he quickly found a new home as the legendary Roth Motorsports No. 83 will return to the Series full-time with the Owasso, OK native behind the wheel.

There will also be some new blood on the tour, as well. Kyle Larson Racing hired California’s Carson Macedo to compete for the 2019 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year award. Macedo, who debuted with KLR at World Finals, is coming off a career year, highlighted by a second-place finish in All Star Circuit of Champions points and a sixth-place finish at the Knoxville Nationals.

The new driver and team combinations isn’t exclusive to just the World of Outlaws regulars as Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss, Cory Eliason and Terry McCarl will be at DIRTcar Nationals in their new rides. Bayston and Zearfoss will pilot twin Pete Grove entries, Eliason has landed the Rudeen Racing ride and McCarl has combined forces with Destiny Motorsports for 2019.

2019 will present new opportunities for some of Sprint Car racing’s biggest names and they will all look to hit the ground running in just 26 days at Volusia Speedway Park. The 2019 DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia run February 5-16 and tickets can be purchased here.

The DIRTcar Nationals is brought to fans by many key partners, including Ring Power CAT, Parks Toyota of Deland, Hampton Inn in Palm Coast, Budweiser, All-Pro Landscaping, Safety-Kleen, Sonny’s Barbeque in Deland, Allen Tractor Services, Blackwater Inn, Integrity Painting and Allen Plumbing.

Selinsgrove Speedway Announces 2019 Schedule of Events



SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
Speedway 570.374.2266
Media Relations 570.523.8420

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 13 January 2019
Steve Inch

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RELEASES 2019 SCHEDULE:
25 ACTION-PACKED RACE DATES MAKE UP #WIDEOPEN2019!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway officials released the 2019 schedule of events featuring 25 action-packed race dates at the historic Snyder County half-mile clay oval.

Opening Day is slated for 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, with the 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners making up the racing card. Pit gates will open at 3 p.m. and grandstand gates at 4 p.m.

The 360 sprints cars will make 18 appearances at the track this coming season. The United Racing Club (URC) will sanction six of those events including a full-points race April 20, Jack Gunn Memorial May 25, Kramer Kup June 22, Firecracker 30 July 4, 360 National Open July 13, and the Summer Spectacular Sept. 1. The Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) will sanction the Joe Whitcomb Memorial 360 sprint car race on June 15.

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) returns May 4 for the second annual Eleven Oaks Farm “Battle of the Groves” with Williams Grove Speedway (May 3). This year’s northeast swing of the ASCS at Williams Grove and Selinsgrove, with the United Racing Club, will be televised by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

The super late model division will also compete at the track on 18 dates. Special events this year will include the Ron Keister Memorial May 18, KRS Graphics Super Late Model Challenge Series June 8, Firecracker 30 July 4, Northeast Ultimate Super Late Model Series “Showdown on Sand Hill Road” Aug. 10, United Late Model Series Summer Spectacular Sept. 1, and World of Outlaws Late Model Series National Open Sept. 21.

Pro stocks will share the racing card on 17 occasions this season with the annual Pro Stock 20 slated for June 1. The roadrunners will race 16 times including the Roadrunner 20 Aug. 17.

The limited late models will run six races in 2019, while the PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars will make four appearances.

Four high-profile races for the 410 sprint cars will be held at the track this season including the Ray Tilley Classic April 28, PA Speedweek Opperman/Bogar Memorial June 30, Summer Spectacular Sept. 1, and Jim Nace Memorial/37th Annual National Open Sept. 14.

The speedway will hold two open practice sessions on the half-mile track from 1-4 p.m. March 23 and March 30.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park, the one-fifth mile oval located inside of the half-mile track, will kick off its 19th anniversary season with a program of go kart racing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5.

Go kart racing will be featured on all but one of the 27 race dates at Selinsgrove Raceway Park this year. The 270 micro sprint cars and slingshots will duel on the small track Friday, June 7.

Burris Money Series (BMS) Sunday events for karts are slated for April 7, May 19, and June 23.

The speedway’s annual Motorsports Show at the Susquehanna Valley Mall will run Sunday, Feb. 24 through Friday, March 1. Teams can register their cars for the show by emailing publicrelations@selinsgrovespeedway.com or calling 570.523.8420.

For the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can also be reached at 570.374.2266.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Williams Grove 2019 Schedule Released, Season Opener Is March 17

12/21/18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Williams Grove Speedway has released its 2019 schedule of events featuring 31 race dates, all which include the powerful Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars.

 The 2019 season opener featuring the 410 sprints only is slated for Sunday afternoon, March 17 at 2 pm.

A total of four season dates for the always-popular super late models has been slated including the return of the World of Outlaws late model series to the track for the first time since 1988 on August 16.  A slated return appearance in 2018 was lost to rain.

Other 2019 late model dates are March 22, March 29 and June 7 as part of the KRS Graphics Tri-Track Challenge.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint cars will be featured on 10 occasions at the track in 2019 with the division kicking off action on April 26 running through September 20.

Returning to the track after a year away will be the USAC Silver Crown cars, coming up on Friday, June 14.

The mighty USAC Silver Crown machines will share the racing card with the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars.

More USAC action at the track this season will include the USAC East Wingless 360 Sprints, taking part in their first-ever show at the track on April 5.

The World of Outlaws sprint cars again return to the track next season for a total of six events including the usual two-day May and July stands along with the two-day, 57th annual National Open on October 4 and 5. 

Champion Racing Oil returns to sponsor the entire National Open weekend in 2019 as well as the Summer Nationals on July 26 and 27.

 H & N Landscaping will present the World of Outlaws sprint cars at Williams Grove on May 17 and 18. 

The All Star Circuit of Champions sprints will make two appearances at the track again in 2019.

All Stars action is slated for the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial on April 12 and again for the Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20s on August 23, paying $4,000 to win each event. 

The United Racing Club 360 c.i. sprints have three dates inked on the 2019 schedule.

May 3 will find the oval taking part in the second running of The Battle At The Groves event, featuring Friday racing at Williams Grove and Saturday racing at Selinsgrove Speedway for both URC and the nationally popular ASCS 360 sprints.

Other divisions appearing on the 2019 schedule include the PASS IMCA 305 sprints and the super sportsman along with limited late models.

AMA Motorcycle racing returns to Williams Grove Speedway on September 7.

The AMA Motorcyle racing program will be an independently operated racing event at Williams Grove and Williams Grove season seats, season admission passes, gift certificates, parking passes, etc., will not be honored.

The 10-race Hoosier Diamond Series will again be staged at Williams Grove in 2019 with a champion of the series  declared based on performances in select increased purse races during the year.

Also returng for another run in 2019 will be the lucrative Yellow Breeches 500 races, with each of five races paying $500 just to start.

.The Diamond Series will serve to honor two legendary Williams Grove car owners in 2019, with the Lynn Paxton tribute event slated for May 24 and the Keith Kauffman tribute planned for August 30.

The Pennsylvania Speedweek Series will visit Williams Grove Speedway for a pair of shows on June 28 and July 5. 

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

2019 World of Outlaws Schedule: 92 Races in 25 States

CONCORD, NC – December 4, 2019 – With great excitement, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series announces its 2019 schedule that will see The Greatest Show on Dirt invade 25 different states and compete 92 times at 53 different facilities throughout the season. The full 2019 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule can be viewed here.

“We are looking forward to another great season of World of Outlaws racing in 2019,” longtime Series Director Carlton Reimers said. “On the strength of our excellent relationships with tracks and promoters, we are eager to get the season started with our determined teams for our dedicated fans.”

With driver and team changes taking the majority of the early off-season spotlight, the official announcement of the full schedule heightens the excitement for the 2019 season as the days wind down until the 48th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on February 5th-16th in Barberville, FL.

Following Florida, the World of Outlaws will head west with stops in Texas and Las Vegas before spending the entire month of March in California, where the Series will stop at eight different facilities, including the return to Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford on Friday, March 29.

An additional date in Arizona at USA Raceway in Tucson will open April before the Series heads east for the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX on April 12-13.

May remains consistent, with the Series’ first visit of the season to the East Coast with stops in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and North Carolina.

May crosses into June with the much-anticipated inaugural $25,000-to-win Music City Outlaw Nationals at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway that will take place Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 in the heart of Music City, TN.

With the premier drivers comes premier events and as the summer begins to heat up, the World of Outlaws will take center stage at every marquee event, starting at the three-day, $41,000-to-win Jackson Nationals in Jackson, MN.

Kings Royal weekend at the famous Eldora Speedway promises to be one to remember as a significant purse increase has been confirmed.

Following Kings Royal, the Outlaws will take place in four straight events that pay at least $20,000-to-win at Lernerville Speedway (Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup), Williams Grove Speedway (Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals) and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Ironman 55) before ending the lucrative stretch at “The Granddaddy of Them All” the Knoxville Nationals.

Following the Nationals, the Outlaws will head west once again with stops in the Dakotas and Montana before their annual stop in Washington and Oregon and fall swing through California. Added to the fall West Coast swing is the Series inaugural visit to Fernley 95A Speedway in Nevada on Sunday, September 15.

A return of the two-day Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park and the final stops of the year at the popular Eldora and Lernerville Speedway’s lead the Outlaws to the Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway, which will pay $56,000-to-win.

After a final cycle through the Midwest, the World of Outlaws will finish up on the East Coast at Port Royal Speedway before concluding the season alongside the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds at the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway on November 7-9.

With new faces, new partners and the same heart-pounding excitement of 800-plus horsepower Sprint Cars, the 2019 World of Outlaws season promises to be nothing short of spectacular.

The full 2019 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule can be viewed HERE

All 92 nights of Outlaw racing, including the Knoxville Nationals, will be available LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

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.”

American owned and operated, Drydene Performance Products offers a complete line of automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants including engine oils, diesel exhaust fluid, transmission fluids, grease and hydraulic & gear oils. Drydene products are built with ALL Technology®, Advanced Lubricity Life chemistry, to meet and exceed today’s modern automotive, heavy duty and industrial needs.

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For over a century Drydene lubricants have been made in America and made to last… paving the way on our highways, in our fields and on the production line. In the dawn of American industry, Drydene was there as we built our first roads, laid the blocks for our first factories, spanned rivers with new bridges and rail. And we’re still right here today doing what we do best; helping America Get the Job Done. Drydene products are built with ALL Technology®, Advanced Lubricity Life chemistry, to meet and exceed today’s modern automotive, heavy duty and industrial needs.

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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]