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Sunday, July 21, 2019

RECLAIMING THE THRONE: Brad Sweet wins $175,000 Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway Sweet wins the biggest purse in Sprint Car history and his second Kings Royal victory

ROSSBURG, OH – July 20, 2019 – Flaming towers burst into the air around the prestigious wooden throne. It was a signal. A celebration. The throne had a new king.

King Brad Sweet.

“Holy shit! Yeah!” Sweet yelled with the last few pockets of air in his lungs.

The Grass Valley, Calif.-native won his second Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway Saturday night. And this time it paid an unprecedented $175,000 to win.

“A hundred and seventy-five mother grand!” Sweet bellowed out once he regained his breath.

Since the inception of the prestigious event in 1984, it has always paid $50,000 – which was still one of the largest paying purses for Sprint Car racing in the country last year. But for the 36th year of the race, track owner Tony Stewart raised it to be the largest.

“Sprint car racers make money based off how they finish,” Sweet said. “When you have a race that pays $175,000 to win and basically $20,000 for second, it’s kind of all or nothing coming in here. I’m a fan of it. It’s nerve-racking. It gets the fans’ attention. It’s what we need in this sport.

“It’s intense all night long. All day. Under the red. Basically, if you don’t win the race it’s a missed opportunity. You only get so many of these opportunities. So, I’m just happy and want to cherish the moment.”

Claiming his second Kings Royal victory – 11th World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory of the year and 45th Series win over all – required Sweet to battle all night long. Battle the competition and battle through the Kings Royal’s 2019 format.

He started the long night qualifying 18th, which placed him in the fourth starting position for his Drydene Heat race. With a daring slide job on the first lap to go from fourth to the lead, Sweet cruised to the Heat win.

With his Heat race being the first one of the night, under the event’s format, he was placed sixth in the line up for the 40-lap Feature.

On the pole was three-time Kings Royal winner Sammy Swindell, in his son Kevin Swindell’s No. 39 car. To his outside was 10-time Series champion and five-time Kings Royal winner Donny Schatz – who had also won two of the last three races at Eldora during the week; Sweet won the other race.

Once the final sparks of fireworks fell into the dark of the night and the field of 24-cars filed back in line two-by-two, the anxiety and anticipation of the night was about to fade away with the drop of the green flag.

Leading the charge off turn four, Swindell charged to the high side on the start, while Schatz dove underneath him. Swindell had the better run on the top, though, and powered to the lead off turn two.

Behind them, Sweet split Cory Eliason and Aaron Reutzel, charging between them down the front stretch and launched to fourth-place in the first corner.

Swindell maintained his lead over Schatz for the next three laps, before the first caution of the night flew for Tom Harris coming to a stop on the track. When the race went back green Sweet threw another massive slide job into turn one, going from fourth to the lead. However, another caution came out before the lap was complete – placing cars back in their starting order before the restart.

The field lined up single file and Swindell pulled away from Schatz on the start, putting about a three-car length distance between them.

While Swindell led, Schuchart was forging a strong run. By Lap eight, the Drydene No. 1s car had already made its way from 12th to fourth and then bolted by Sweet for third. Two laps later he torpedoed his car into turn three, diving past Schatz and Swindell by the exit of turn four.

After not transferring into the Kings Royal last year, Schuchart was now leading and running away with the event this year.

Sweet fought his way past Schatz for second-place by Lap 15, but couldn’t match Schuchart’s pace. By Lap 25, Schuchart had a 2.5 second lead over Sweet and was poised to increase it riding the cushion around the track.

However, with the flash of yellow lights around the speedway, “The Big Cat” Sweet was brought to the bumper of the Shark Racing car.

Due to the long nature of the race, an open red was called, giving crews the chance to add fuel to their car, insuring it could make it to the end of the 40-lap race around the half-mile track.

On the restart, with 15 laps to go, Sweet continued to make a case for claiming the title of “restart king.” He throttled passed the outside of Schuchart before the flag stand and latched on to the cushion for momentum to pull away.

“Honestly, to be dead honest, I didn’t want to see the red,” Sweet said. “I felt like I just found the top in (turns) three and four and Logan hadn’t known about it. I think I found some speed there I was going to be able to make some moves with. We didn’t touch the race car, we put five gallons of fuel in it. I told my guys I was just going to put it to the fence and go for it.”

Schuchart said restarts had been an issue for him all week long. His car struggled to take off from the start.

“That’s part of the game,” Schuchart said. “We didn’t get the job done in that part of the race.”

Sweet used the high line during Wednesday’s Jokers Wild event to out duel Schatz for the win and it was working for him again Saturday night. Schuchart couldn’t build enough of a run again to make a charge at the NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 car.

With about eight laps to go, a new winged-warrior joined the battle. From his 16th starting position, Brent Marks drove by Schatz for third-place like he founded 10 extra horsepower on the track. Schuchart was next. With three laps to go, the two Pennsylvania-natives waged war for second-place. Marks pulled a slide job on Schuchart in turn one and had the position exiting turn two, but Schuchart had the better run down the backstretch and reclaimed second. Marks wouldn’t let Schuchart out of his sight, staying within striking distance lap after lap. However, the laps ran out.

Sweet left the Pennsylvanians to battle for second, while he charged to the Kings Royal victory and the big $175,000 check.

“You have to pinch me. It feels surreal,” Sweet said.

Schuchart crossed the line second with Marks two-tenths of a second behind him in third.

“Hell, we started twelfth and led the Kings Royal, that’s something to be proud about,” Schuchart said. “To be leading this race with all of the people in this pit supporting me, it’s a great feeling. I didn’t make the show last year. We went from not making the show to out here in the top-five every single night.”

While Marks ran out of time to try and make a run at Sweet, he left with confidence in his strong run and the hard charger award.

“This car was badass tonight,” Marks said. “That was a fun race. The track was perfect tonight. You could get up against that wall and just hold the throttle down and carry the momentum. I was trying like hell to get to second.”

When Sweet won the first big paying race of the year, the $41,000-to-win Jackson Nationals, he was jubilant. After winning the $175,000 at Eldora Speedway, jubilant would only be strong enough to describe his smile. After climbing out of his car, Sweet leaped about a foot in the air onto the Victory Lane stage with his arm held high. He couldn't inhale air fast enough to continue his joyous yelling spree.

With the cloak on his back and the crown placed on his head, he was king. The wooden throne was his – for a few minutes. The $175,000 check, though, is going home with him.

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Tuesday, July 23, will be at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. for the $25,000-to-win Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup. Get tickets and more information.

As always, you can catch all World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$175,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12][$20,000]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [16][$15,000]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [9][$12,500]; 5. 41-David Gravel [11][$10,000]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$7,500]; 7. 39-Sammy Swindell [1][$6,500]; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild [10][$6,000]; 9. 49X-Tim Shaffer [8][$5,500]; 10. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3][$5,000]; 11. 12N-Joey Saldana [18][$4,750]; 12. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi [15][$4,500]; 13. 18-Ian Madsen [21][$4,000]; 14. 5-Shane Stewart [24][$3,750]; 15. 11-Dale Blaney [14][$3,500]; 16. 24-Rico Abreu [17][$3,450]; 17. 26-Cory Eliason [5][$3,400]; 18. 91-Cale Thomas [7][$3,350]; 19. 83-Daryn Pittman [13][$3,300]; 20. 70-Brock Zearfoss [23][$3,250]; 21. 92-Sye Lynch [19][$3,200]; 22. 70X-Justin Peck [22][$3,150]; 23. 84-Tom Harris [20][$3,100]; 24. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4][$3,000]; Lap Leaders: Sammy Swindell 1-10, Logan Schuchart 11-25, Brad Sweet 26-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+13]

Qualifying – 1. 92-Sye Lynch, 13.019; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.127; 3. 84-Tom Harris, 13.148; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.159; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.16; 6. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.191; 7. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi, 13.215; 8. 22-Cole Duncan, 13.217; 9. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 13.225; 10. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.226; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.228; 12. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 13.239; 13. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.244; 14. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.27; 15. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.273; 16. 19-Brent Marks, 13.284; 17. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.302; 18. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.302; 19. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.305; 20. 12N-Joey Saldana, 13.309; 21. 70X-Justin Peck, 13.321; 22. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.327; 23. 21-Brian Brown, 13.334; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.349; 25. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.36; 26. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.367; 27. 11-Dale Blaney, 13.371; 28. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.38; 29. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.383; 30. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.399; 31. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.404; 32. 39-Sammy Swindell, 13.42; 33. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.435; 34. 9-James McFadden, 13.441; 35. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 13.457; 36. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.463; 37. 7-Jason Sides, 13.474; 38. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.475; 39. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.495; 40. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.5; 41. 41-David Gravel, 13.502; 42. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.512; 43. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.513; 44. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.537; 45. 23-Hunter Schuerenburg, 13.551; 46. 71M-Paul May, 13.588; 47. 85-Dustin Daggett, 13.595; 48. 17XL-Caleb Helms, 13.604; 49. 4-Cap Henry, 13.635; 50. 18J-R.J. Jacobs, 13.64; 51. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 13.658; 52. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.673; 53. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 13.708; 54. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle, 13.721; 55. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 13.737; 56. 28-Brian Paulus, 13.743; 57. 64-Scotty Thiel, 13.752; 58. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.814; 59. 33W-Michael Walter, 13.847; 60. 14M-Marcus Dumesny, 14.059; 61. 25R-Mitchell Harble, 14.228; 62. 10P-Jim Perricone, 14.962

Drydene Heat #1 (10 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 2. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [6]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 6. 17XL-Caleb Helms [8]; 7. 7S-Tim Kaeding [5]; 8. 98H-Dave Blaney [7]; 9. 14M-Marcus Dumesny [10]; 10. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle [9]

Drydene Heat #2 (10 Laps) – 1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 3. 11-Dale Blaney [2]; 4. 70X-Justin Peck [3]; 5. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 6. 17B-Bill Balog [7]; 7. 23-Hunter Schuerenburg [8]; 8. 64-Scotty Thiel [10]; 9. 71-Ayrton Olsen [9]

Drydene Heat #3 (10 Laps) – 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 3. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi [5]; 4. 5-Shane Stewart [3]; 5. 7-Jason Sides [7]; 6. 4-Cap Henry [9]; 7. 1ST-Gary Taylor [8]; 8. 2-Carson Macedo [2]; 9. 2L-Landon Lalonde [10]; 10. 25R-Mitchell Harble [11]

Drydene Heat #4 (10 Laps) – 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [4]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [6]; 5. 9-James McFadden [1]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [10]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 8. 71M-Paul May [8]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 10. 49D-Shawn Dancer [9]

Drydene Heat #5 (10 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 2. 41-David Gravel [7]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 4. 19P-Paige Polyak [2]; 5. A79-Brandon Wimmer [1]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 8. 85-Dustin Daggett [8]

Drydene Heat #6 (10 Laps) – 1. 39-Sammy Swindell [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 3. 12N-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [2]; 6. 22-Cole Duncan [5]; 7. 3C-Cale Conley [8]; 8. K4-Chad Kemenah [7]; 9. 18J-R.J. Jacobs [9]; 10. 28-Brian Paulus [10]; 11. 10P-Jim Perricone [11]

C-Main (12 Laps) – 1. 7S-Tim Kaeding [1][-]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [4][-]; 3. 3C-Cale Conley [6][-]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [9][-]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5][-]; 6. 23-Hunter Schuerenburg [2][-]; 7. 14M-Marcus Dumesny [13][$500]; 8. 25R-Mitchell Harble [19][$450]; 9. 71-Ayrton Olsen [14][$400]; 10. 49D-Shawn Dancer [20][$375]; 11. 85-Dustin Daggett [11][$350]; 12. 10P-Jim Perricone [22][$350]; 13. 1ST-Gary Taylor [3][$350]; 14. 71M-Paul May [10][$350]; 15. 2L-Landon Lalonde [15][$350]; 16. 98H-Dave Blaney [7][$350]; 17. K4-Chad Kemenah [12][$350]; 18. 64-Scotty Thiel [8][$350]; 19. 5T-Travis Philo [16][$350]; 20. 18J-R.J. Jacobs [17][$350]; 21. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle [18][$350]; 22. 28-Brian Paulus [21][$350]; 23. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [23][$350]; 24. 33W-Michael Walter [24][$350]

Last Chance Showdown (15 Laps) – 1. 18-Ian Madsen [4][-]; 2. 70X-Justin Peck [2][-]; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss [6][-]; 4. 5-Shane Stewart [3][-]; 5. 9-James McFadden [10][$2,000]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$1,750]; 7. 17XL-Caleb Helms [13][$1,500]; 8. 2-Carson Macedo [22][$1,250]; 9. 13-Paul McMahan [7][$1,000]; 10. 7S-Tim Kaeding [19][$750]; 11. 4-Cap Henry [15][$650]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson [20][$600]; 13. 19P-Paige Polyak [5][$600]; 14. 21-Brian Brown [17][$600]; 15. A79-Brandon Wimmer [11][$600]; 16. 3C-Cale Conley [21][$600]; 17. 7-Jason Sides [9][$600]; 18. 17B-Bill Balog [14][$600]; 19. 23-Hunter Schuerenburg [24][$600]; 20. 22-Cole Duncan [18][$600]; 21. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [8][$600]; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs [12][$600]; 23. 99-Skylar Gee [16][$600]; 24. 11K-Kraig Kinser [23][$600]

JEFF HALLIGAN EARNS FIRST 410 WIN; Steve Owings & Mason Chaney Both Land in Victory Lane at Lincoln for the Second Time in 2019

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, August 3 (7:30pm) DCS School of Driving Night | 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Classic Cars + York Flooring Kids Big Wheel Races

Saturday, August 10 (7:30pm) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Mid-Atlantic Modifieds

Saturday, August 17 (7:30pm) Valley Supply 30 for 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints | York County Racing Club Night

Abbottstown, PA (July 20, 2019) – After leading the first two laps of the feature last week in his first night out in Aaron Long’s No. 58 410 Sprint Car, Jeff Halligan took the lead on this Saturday night and never looked back.

For the second week in a row Halligan and Jessie Attard shared the front row of the 25-lap feature.

Halligan took the lead when the green flag dropped with Attard running second and Cole Young in third.

Tim Wagaman got by Young for third out of turn 2 on lap 1. The yellow flag came out on lap 2 for Scott Fisher who got into the inside guardrail in turns 3 and 4.

Chase Dietz challenged Young for fourth on the restart with Cory Haas joining the battle just as they caution came out again on lap 3 for Fisher who was off the pace in turn 3.

Halligan led Attard, Wagaman, Young and Dietz to the cone on the front stretch for the single file restart.

Alan Krimes was on the move running eighth on lap 4 from his thirteenth starting spot.

The red flag flew on lap 4 for Brian Montieth who got upside down in turn 2.

Wagaman went to the top on the restart to try for second with Young following. The top did not work for Young as Dietz and Haas got under him, sending Young back sixth.

Young got turned around on the front stretch as he crossed the line on lap 6 collecting Chad Trout. Glenndon Forsythe and Jim Siegel flipped down the front stretch after trying to avoid Young and Trout with Siegel flipping over the front stretch guardrail.

With quite a bit of clean up on the front stretch the cars were pushed to turn 2 for an open red.

Chad Trout made it back out to rejoin the field after being involved in the incident.

Halligan led Attard, Wagaman, Dietz and Haas to the green for the restart.

Wagaman went to the top again to try for second with Dietz going to the bottom of turn 3 to drag race Wagaman to the stand for position. Wagaman held onto third.

Krimes was still on the move and was up to sixth.

Halligan started pulling away from the field as Attard, Wagaman and Dietz battled for second.

Attard spun in turn 3 and collected Trout bringing out the yellow on lap 9. Both Trout and Attard rejoined the field.

Halligan showed Wagaman, Dietz, Haas and Krimes to the green for the restart.

Dietz went to the outside in turn 1 to take second from Wagaman with Haas following on the next lap to take third.

Dietz got out of sorts on lap 10 gets in turn 4 fand fell back to fourth.

Haas moved into second on lap 11.

After his bobble earlier in the race Dietz was working on Wagaman to get back up to third. The two swapped spots on lap 16 with Dietz taking the spot on the next lap.

Halligan entered lapped traffic lap on lap 16 with Haas closing in.

Haas went to the top in turns 1 and 2 on lap 18 but couldn’t make the pass.

After getting caught up in wrecks twice earlier in the race, Trout found himself running fifth with five laps to go.

After crossing the line first three times earlier this season in 358 sprint competition, Halligan beat the field to the checkered flag to win his first 410 sprint feature. Haas held onto second. Dietz crossed the line third and Krimes finished fourth. Trout pieced together an impressive run for the second week in a row to finish fifth.

 Heat winners were Chase Dietz, Jessie Attard and Cole Young.

Steve Owings Back in Victory Lane for Second Career Lincoln Victory

Steve Owings found victory lane at Lincoln for the first time earlier this season on June 15. Owings lined up on the pole of the 20-lap feature Saturday night with Zachary Cool to his outside.

Owings got out to the lead on the start with Dylan Norris getting under Ashley Cappetta out of turn 2 for third.

Norris got by Cool going into turn 3 for second on lap 1.

The yellow flag came out on lap 3 for Alyson Dietz who stopped on the cushion in turn 2.

Owings led Norris, Cool, Cappetta and Wagaman back around to the green for the restart.

Wagaman got up to 4th using the high side around Cappetta.

Owings was pulling away in clean air while Doug Hammaker was making his way through the field from his eighth starting spot to fourth.

Wagaman, running third, started to close in on Norris for second. Wagaman got around Norris in turn 2 on lap 7 to take the spot.

Once by Norris, Wagaman started reeling in Owings to battle for the lead.

Hammaker under Norris going into turn 1 on lap 9 for third.

Owings caught the tail end of the field lap 12 and started to work through lapped traffic.

Hammaker got under Wagaman going into turn 3 on last lap but Wagaman held on and crossed the line second behind Owings. Hammaker finished third and Norris was fourth. Brett Strickler completed the top five.

Steve Owings and Brett Strickler were the heat race winners.

Mason Chaney with Second Lincoln Win of 2019

With the heat in the air on a July Saturday night, Mason Chaney’s win in April was a distant memory. Chaney shared the front row of the 20-lap feature with pole-sitter Scott Lee.

Chaney took the lead when the green flag dropped with Bill Diehl all over Lee for second. Diehl got under Lee coming out of turn 2 for the position.

Lee got high allowing Alex Schmeidel to get by for third.

The yellow came out on lap 3 for Mike Rebold in turn 3. Josh Schrum who started fourth headed into the pits. Tim O’Sheehan came to a stop in turn 1 as the field was lined up for the restart. O’Sheehan went to the pits ending his night.

Chaney raced to the cone with Diehl, Schmeidel, Austin Bellemare and Aaron Updegraff lined up behind him.

Jeremy Ott, the winner of the last two Legend races at the track was up to sixth from his tenth starting spot for the restart.

Chaney had solid restart with a three-way battle for third behind him between Bellemare, Updegraff and Ott.

Lap 4 saw the caution come out for Bellemare in turn 3.  Ott headed to the pits under caution, ending his night and a chance for a three-peat.

Chaney drove through the middle of the track with Diehl trying to work the bottom to take the lead.

Diehl stuck his nose under Chaney in turns 1 and 2 with Chaney holding onto the top spot.

Another three-car battle for third was in progress behind the leaders. This time it was Updegraff, Schmeidel and Travis McClelland with Updegraff keeping the spot.

Diehl was keeping Chaney within striking distance for the lead when the caution came out on lap 8 for Schmeidel who got spun around in turn 4 while running fourth.

Chaney had the field lined up and ready for green, but Bellemare came to a stop in turn 2 before the restart.

Diehl got his nose under Chaney again in turns 1 and 2 but Chaney held onto the lead.

The yellow came out again on lap 9. This time for pole-sitter Scott Lee in turn 2.

Chaney and Diehl continued to battle for first with Diehl running a slightly lower line around the track.

Chaney held off Diehl to win his second feature of the year at Lincoln. Updegraff finished third. McClelland crossed the line fourth and Jeremy Hahn completed the top five.

Heat winners were Mason Chaney, Tim Hahn, Scott Lee and Bill Diehl. Travis Perry won the B-main.

This Saturday, July 27, Lincoln Speedway is dark. The following Saturday, August 3 Lincoln Speedway is back in action with DCS School of Driving Night featuring the 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, Classic Cars and York Flooring Kids Big Wheel Races. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.



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



RACE RESULTS

Saturday, July 20, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 58-Jeff Halligan ($3,500); 2. 39-Cory Haas; 3. 75-Chase Dietz; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 1X-Chad Trout; 6. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 7. 99-Kyle Moody; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 10. 53-Jessie Attard; 11. 12-Barry Shearer; 12. 23-Todd Zinn (DNF); 13. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 14. 17-Cole Young (DNF); 15. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF); 16. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 17. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF); 18. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 19. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNS); 20. 7-Trey Hivner (DNS)

Lap Leader – Jeff Halligan (1-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 75-Chase Dietz; 2. 58-Jeff Halligan; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 53-Jessie Attard; 2. 39-Cory Haas; 3. 15-Adam Wilt; 4. 21-Brian Montieth; 5. 99-Kyle Moody; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 7. 11P-Greg Plank (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 17-Cole Young; 2. 1X-Chad Trout; 3. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 23-Todd Zinn; 7. 12-Barry Shearer



Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars:

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 35-Steve Owings ($1,100); 2. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 3. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 4. 44-Dylan Norris; 5. 38-Brett Strickler; 6. 99-Zachary Cool; 7. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 8. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 9. 5-Travis Scott; 10. 28-Matt Findley; 11. 5A-Zach Allman; 12. 50-Alyson Dietz; 13. 17-Andrew Hake; 14. 38S-Jordan Strickler (DNF); 15. 66-Dale Hammaker (DNF); 16. Mark VanVorst (DNS)

Lap Leaders – Steve Owings (1-20)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 35-Steve Owings; 2. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 3. 44-Dylan Norris; 4. 99C-Zachary Cool; 5. 38S-Jordan Strickler; 6. 99G-Kyle Ganoe (DNF); 7. 50-Alyson Dietz (DNF); 8. 34-Mark VanVorst (DNF)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 38D-Brett Strickler; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 3. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 28-Matt Findley; 6. 66-Dale Hammaker; 7. 17-Andrew Hake; 8. 5A-Zach Allman (DNF); 9. 5-Travis Scott

Mid Atlantic Modifieds:

Central PA Legends Feature Finish (20 laps) - 1. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 2. 53-Bill Diehl; 3. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 4. 51-Travis McClelland; 5. 18H-Jeremy Hahn; 6. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 7. 19-Travis Perry; 8. 26-Shaun Abney; 9. 30-Alex Robinson; 10. 18-Chris Transeau; 11. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 12. 3M-Chris McKinney; 13. 9C-Justin Cunningham; 14. P40-Mike Rabold; 15. 95-Alex Schmeidel; 16. 41-Chuck Dell; 17. 17H-Tim Hahn; 18. 42-Scott Lee (DNF); 19. 8-Austin Bellemare (DNF); 20. Eric Hurst (DNF); 21. 10-Jeremy Ott (DNF); 22. 61-Shaun Miller (DNF); 23. 5C-Josh Schrum (DNF); 24. UGLY-Tim O’Sheehan (DNF)

Lap Leader: Mason Chaney (1-20)

Central PA Legends Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 2. 95-Alex Schmeidel; 3. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 4. 51-Travis McClelland; 5. 99H-Eric Hurst; 6. 41-Chuck Dell; 7. P40-Mike Rabold; 8. 99G-Bryan Green; 9. 7R-Rob Rudisill Jr.; 10. 85-Michael Goldsmith

Central PA Legends Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 17H-Tim Hahn; 2. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 3. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 4. 3M-Chris McKinney; 5. 18-Chris Transeau; 6. 19. 69-Cole Hahn; 7. 19-Travis Perry; 8. 4-Eli Dodge; 9. 19R-Roy Denike

Central PA Legends Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1. 42-Scott Lee; 2. 10-Jeremy Ott; 3. 5C-Josh Schrum; 4. 18H-Jeremy Hahn; 5. UGLY-Tim O'Sheehan; 6. 93-Brent Marquis; 7. 30-Alex Robinson; 8. 78-Zac Smith; 9. 90-Scott Spidle

Central PA Legends Heat Four Finish (8 laps) - 1. 53-Bill Diehl; 2. 8-Austin Bellemare; 3. 26-Shaun Abney; 4. 61-Shaun Miller; 5. 9C-Justin Cunningham; 6. 79-Ed Trump; 7. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 8. 71-Ron Dick; 9. 9H-Rick Hartwig

Central PA Legends Consy Finish (10 laps) - 1. 19-Travis Perry; 2. 41-Chuck Dell; 3. 30-Alex Robinson; 4. P40-Mike Rabold; 5. 78-Zac Smith; 6. 79-Ed Trump; 7. 69-Cole Hahn; 8. 9H-Rick Hartwig; 9. 90-Scott Spidle; 10. 99G-Bryan Green; 11. 4-Eli Dodge; 12. 19R-Roy Denike; 13. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 14. 85-Michael Goldsmith; 15. 7R-Rob Rudisill Jr.; 16. 71-Ron Dick; 17. 93-Brent Marquis (DNS)

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RETURNS TO ACTION JULY 27 WITH 360 & 305 SPRINT CAR DOUBLEHEADER PLUS LIMITED LATE MODELS & ROADRUNNERS

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will swing back into action at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, with an open wheel doubleheader featuring the Keller’s Auto Body & Towing 360 sprint cars and PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars.

Joining the sprint cars on the racing card will be the limited late models and roadrunners. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

The 360 sprint cars will race in a 25-lap feature paying $2,000 to win while the 305 sprint cars will run a 20-lap A-Main in their second appearance of the season at the Snyder County half-mile oval.

Making their third appearance of the year, the limited late models will race a 20-lap feature paying $1,000 to win. The A&A Auto Stores roadrunners will round out the four-division racing card in a 12-lap race.

The June 29 rained out Kids Night will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, on Heller’s Gas Night along with a four-division racing program of 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners. The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will also have a classic race car display at the track Aug. 3.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park, the one-fifth mile track located inside of Selinsgrove Speedway’s half-mile oval, will present a complete program of go kart racing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 26.  Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

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

Admission for Saturday, July 27, 2019: Adult General Admission: $15; Students (12-17 with ID) $8; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Dietrich Earns Third Mitch Smith Win At Williams Grove, Fourth Of Season Kevin Nouse overcomes for limited sprint victory

7/19/19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



Mechanicsburg – Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg struck for the third Mitch Smith Memorial victory of his career at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, walking away with $8,080.80 for what was his fourth sprint car win of the season at the track in a World of Outlaws tune up race.



Dietrich took the win ahead of a furious battle for positions in the top five that took place between Freddie Rahmer, Anthony Macri, Chad Trout, Brian Montieth and eventually, Lance Dewease.



The 20-lap 358 sprint main went to Kevin Nouse for his second oval win of the year but only after a marathaon event.



Polesitter Chad Trout tried to get the drop on Dietrich when action began in the 30-lap, 31st annual Mitch Smith Memorial but as quick as Trout took off at the drop of the green, Dietrich blasted to his outside in the first corner to drag race the speedster down the backchute.



The drag race then ended in the blink of an eye as the pair raced into the third and fourth corners with Dietrich taking the lead using the cushion.



Dietrich’s pace was slowed for spins on laps four and six and both times Trout tested the inside on Dietrich but to no avail.



As the leader hit the rear of the field on the 12th tour, Montieth and Rahmer began battling for the third spot with Rahmer eventually besting the match to also get around Trout for second with 16 laps to go.



Dietrich saw a 4.263 second lead erased with 13 laps to go when Kyle Moody backed into the outside first turn rail.



The restart saw Rahmer, Trout and Macri battle for second with Macri finally getting third from Trout with five laps to go while gaining on Rahmer.



Meanwhile, 18th starter Lance Dewease moved into fifth and was up to fourth by the time a final caution flag unfurled with just two laps left.



The return to action saw Rahmer attempt an outside move in the first turn but the bottom was just too quick with Dietrich pulling out to a .732 second lead at the finish.



Macri rode home third followed by Dewease and Trout.



Sixth through 10th went to Brian Montieth, TJ Stutts, Cory Haas, Robbie Kendell and Kyle Reinhardt.



“We’re very happy to be standing here on the frontstretch honoring such a great man,” Dietrich said of taking the prestigious checkered flag.



“Little Freddie fires in there and he’s doin’ everything he can to win, I’m doin everything I can to slow down to set the car into one so I can beat him off the second turn,” Dietrich said of the final restart when Rahmer tried to steal the win.



Heats went to Dietrich, Trout and Stutts with Trout winning the dash.



Dietrich set fast time over the field with a lap of 17.004 seconds.



The 358 sprint feature was plagued by eight yellow flag periods including one that turned red for refueling with three laps to go.



Veteran Rich Eichelberger led the first lap before Tyler Breahm scooted him off the inside line in the first turn to take control.



The restarts worked to Kevin Nouse’s advantage as the defending track champion began the race from the 10th starting spot while current point leader Doug Hammaker started out in 13th.



At the halfway point, Nouse was up to fourth behind Breahm Eichelberger and Dylan Norris.



Nouse used the outside lip in the third and fourth turns to make his big moves during the second half of the race, using it to get by all the lead cars until he was the one out front, with five laps to go.



Hammker took worked his way front and got by Breahm for second on the final restart to finish bridesmaid.



Breahm settled for third followed by Glenndon Forsythe and Norris.



Heats went to Eichelberger and Breahm.



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.





Feature finishes:

7/19/19


410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Danny Dietrich, 2. Freddie Rahmer, 3. Anthony Macri, 4. Lance Dewease, 5. Chad Trout, 6. Brian Montieth, 7. TJ Stutts, 8. Cory Haas, 9. Robbie Kendell, 10. Kyle Reinhardt, 11. Chase Dietz, 12. Adrian Shaffer, 13. Rick Lafferty, 14. Kody Lehman, 15. Steve Buckwalter, 16. Jeff Halligan, 17. Kyle Abrahims, 18. Greg Plank, 19. Barry Shearer, 20. Jessie Attard, 21. Kyle Moody, 22. Dylan Cisney, 23. Troy Fraker, 24. Chris Arnold, 25. Landon Myers



358 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Kevin Nouse, 2. Doug Hammaker, 3. Tyler Breahm, 4. Glenndon Forsythe, 5. Dylan Norris, 6. Troy Wagaman, 7. Matt Findley, 8. Travis Scott, 9. Rich Eichelberger, 10. Chris Frank, 11. Cody Fletcher, 12. Troy Rhome, 13. Zachary Allman, 14. Brett Wanner, 15. Scott Fisher, 16. Gregg Foster, 17. Chad Criswell, 18. Kyle Denmyer, 19. Nathan Prezenica, 20. Russell Hammaker

KNIGHT OF 'THE BIG E’: Donny Schatz wins at Eldora Speedway for third time this year

Schatz holds off charge by David Gravel to win The Knight Before the Kings Royal

The duty of a knight is to protect their king and his castle.

At the Tony Stewart owned Eldora Speedway Friday night, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver Donny Schatz claimed his third World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory at the Ohio track this year. It was also the 300th Series career win for Tony Stewart as a car owner.

“Eldora has always been really good to me,” said Schatz, who’s now won at the speedway 18 times and has an average finish of 1.25.

He led every lap of The Knight Before the Kings Royal 30-lap Feature, but his reign of the night wasn’t an easy task.

Hunting the 10-time Series champion all night was a fierce David Gravel. Coming off two podium finishes in-a-row at Eldora, the Jason Johnson Racing driver was eager to claim his third victory at the speedway – his last coming in 2016.

Schatz, of Fargo, N.D., started on the pole for the Feature – a virtue of winning the first DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash; Daryn Pittman, of Owasso, Okla., won the second Dash and lined up on the outside pole. When the race went green, Schatz jumped to the lead and immediately began to put distance between he and Pittman.

The reigning champion had a horse capable of charging to the victory. However, 10 laps into the run, Pittman and third-place Gravel began reeling in Schatz.

While Schatz rode the bottom lane, Pittman powered along the cushion – the same line Brad Sweet used to win at Eldora the night before. The Roth Motorsports No. 83 had a run brewing to challenge for the lead. But while he tried to focus on catching Schatz, Gravel continued to poke his nose under Pittman lap by lap, looking to find enough grip on the bottom to make the pass for second.

With 19 laps to go Pittman came within feet of Schatz’s bumper going into turn one, but unlike the lap before Schatz chose the high line. That decision gave Schatz a strong enough run off turn two to put about a six-car length distance between he and Pittman. Then Gravel dove underneath Pittman the next corner and took the position on the exit.

However, Pittman charged back, driving underneath the Watertown, Conn.-native down the front stretch and back by him into turn two. The next time into turn three Gravel mimicked his previous lap, again, diving underneath Pittman. This time it worked, though. He cleared him off the corner and maintained the position into turn one with 14 laps to go.

The hunt for Schatz was on. Lap after lap, running the bottom in turns one and two and the high side in turns three and four, the Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 41 crept closer and closer to the Toco Warranty No. 15 car.

Schatz said he and his team tried something new with the set up and while it worked in the Dash, he was just hanging on to his car throughout the Feature. He wouldn’t have been surprised if someone drove by him.

With 11 laps to go, Schatz went from a dot in Gravel’s line of sight to a boulder. But despite Gravel’s charge, Schatz’s proficiency with running the bottom of the speedway threw a shield in Gravel’s run. A few car lengths distance was as close as Gravel could bring his car to Schatz.

To beat Schatz, he was going to need help. With six laps to go, he got it in the form of lap traffic.

Twenty-third-place Parker Price-Miller gave the leader his biggest challenge of the night. Schatz attempted to pass the slower No. 71p car on the bottom through turns one and two – where he struggled to find grip all night – but Price-Miller charged back in front of him down the backstretch. Into turns three and four Schatz, again, tried to pass Price-Miller on the bottom and, again, failed.

“I could make good laps in (turns) three and four and hold my own, but in turns one and two, I was just… I got to lap traffic and watched the 71 car drive by me,” Schatz said. “I had to change everything I did. I was stomping and stabbing and slinging, doing everything I could. I just couldn’t make it do what I wanted it to do.”

Schatz’s battle with Price-Miller put Gravel a car length behind him.

With five laps to, Schatz launched underneath Price-Miller into turn one, finally able to make the pass. However, he lost traction off turn two, allowing Price-Miller to charge underneath the No. 15 car with Gravel following his trail.

Choosing the middle lane of the track in turn three, Schatz cleared Price-Miller and pulled away from him and Gravel, who had to make a split-second evasive maneuver around the slower Price-Miller into turn three.

Behind them, Pittman and Logan Schuchart traded slide jobs lap after lap for third-place.

While they battled for third, Schatz had pulled back to a comfortable half a straightaway lead over Gravel. He looked to be en route for another Eldora Speedway victory, but with three laps to go the caution came out for Cory Eliason, who spun on the backstretch.

Gravel was now close enough to reach out and touch Schatz’s bumper. When the race restart, Schatz chose the high line and Gravel launched his car to the bottom of the track in turn one, coming side-by-side with Schatz in the middle of the corner.

Schatz had the advantage, though, being able to carry the momentum of riding the high side down the backstretch, leaving Gravel to catch up.

The duo remained a few car lengths distance from one another the remaining two laps.

When the white flag was shown, Gravel made one last attempt at out dueling Schatz for the win by, again, diving underneath him in turn one. Like before, it wasn’t enough. Schatz had the run on the high side and carried it the remainder of the circuit to his sixth win of the season – 289th career World of Outlaws win overall.

“My dad always taught me to worry about what’s in front of me, not what’s behind me,” Schatz said. “It’s paid off this long in my career.”

Gravel picked up his sixth podium finish in-a-row, but he was left still hungry for more.

“I think we were good enough to win tonight,” Gravel said. “I wish the yellow didn’t come out. I liked the lap traffic. I had the shot to pass him (Schatz) that one time. I’m happy where we’re at, though. Just a touch off.”

Schuchart was able to make the pass on Pittman for third – collecting his third top-five in three races at Eldora Speedway.

“I just feel like we started too far back,” said Hanover, Pa.-native Schuchart, who started ninth. “I feel like we might have had one of the fastest cars. On the last restart a bolt came out of the wing there and let it go the whole way back, so I got real tight. Before that, I feel like I was running right with those guys.”

With Schatz’s win and Series points leader Sweet finishing seventh, the gap between them has shrunk to 20 points.

But right now, Schatz isn’t worried about points. He’s not even engrossed in his second win in two races at the speedway. He’s focused on Saturday’s $175,000-to-win Kings Royal.

“Everything is about tomorrow night,” said five-time Kings Royal winner Schatz. “The night is over. We’ll forget about it. It’s all about the Kings Royal now.”

There’s no points on the line. Just an unprecedented winning purse and the opportunity to go from a knight to a king.

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Saturday, July 20, will return to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for the prestigious Kings Royal event. Get tickets and more information.

Learn more about the Kings Royal format.

As always, you can catch all World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$12,000]; 2. 41-David Gravel [3][$5,700]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$3,500]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [8][$3,000]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [2][$2,600]; 6. 2-Carson Macedo [6][$2,400]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$2,300]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [18][$2,200]; 9. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi [13][$2,150]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15][$2,100]; 11. 17B-Bill Balog [12][$1,600]; 12. 70-Brock Zearfoss [9][$1,350]; 13. 21-Brian Brown [11][$1,300]; 14. 2M-Kerry Madsen [19][$1,200]; 15. 19-Brent Marks [25][$1,100]; 16. 5-Shane Stewart [16][$1,000]; 17. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [14][$900]; 18. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [17][$850]; 19. 18-Ian Madsen [21][$800]; 20. 7S-Tim Kaeding [24][$800]; 21. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [20][$800]; 22. 26-Cory Eliason [4][$800]; 23. 11-Dale Blaney [5][$800]; 24. 98H-Dave Blaney [23][$800]; 25. 92-Sye Lynch [22][$800]; Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1A-Jacob Allen[+10]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 41-David Gravel, 13.005; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.111; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.182; 4. 11-Dale Blaney, 13.187; 5. 21-Brian Brown, 13.191; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.204; 7. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 13.225; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.276; 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.306; 10. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi, 13.31; 11. 84-Tom Harris, 13.321; 12. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.414; 13. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 13.418; 14. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.419; 15. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.42; 16. 19-Brent Marks, 13.42; 17. 9-James McFadden, 13.422; 18. 7-Jason Sides, 13.435; 19. 39-Sammy Swindell, 13.439; 20. 64-Scotty Thiel, 13.486; 21. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.5; 22. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.507; 23. 33W-Michael Walter, 13.563; 24. G1-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.589; 25. 71M-Paul May, 13.707; 26. 18J-R.J. Jacobs, 13.774; 27. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle, 13.779; 28. 28-Brian Paulus, 13.833; 29. 10P-Jim Perricone, 14.237; 30. 3C-Cale Conley, NT

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.167; 2. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.295; 3. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.315; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.317; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.343; 6. 92-Sye Lynch, 13.353; 7. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.361; 8. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.388; 9. 70X-Justin Peck, 13.405; 10. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.438; 11. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.446; 12. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.453; 13. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 13.453; 14. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.461; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.528; 16. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.567; 17. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 13.594; 18. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.639; 19. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 13.683; 20. 85-Dustin Daggett, 13.726; 21. 17XL-Caleb Helms, 13.747; 22. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 13.752; 23. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.759; 24. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.792; 25. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.835; 26. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.982; 27. 14M-Marcus Dumesny, 14.128; 28. J4-John Garvin, 14.194; 29. 4X-Bradley Ashford, 14.434; 30. 83C-Adam Cruea, 14.454

DRYDENE Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [2]; 3. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi [4]; 4. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 5. 39-Sammy Swindell [7]; 6. 7S-Tim Kaeding [5]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 8. 28-Brian Paulus [10]; 9. 71M-Paul May [9]; 10. K4-Chad Kemenah [8]

DRYDENE Heat #2 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 5. 84-Tom Harris [4]; 6. 9-James McFadden [6]; 7. 64-Scotty Thiel [7]; 8. 33W-Michael Walter [8]; 9. 18J-R.J. Jacobs [9]; 10. 10P-Jim Perricone [10]

DRYDENE Heat #3 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 4. 98H-Dave Blaney [4]; 5. G1-Hunter Schuerenberg [8]; 6. 7-Jason Sides [6]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 8. 3C-Cale Conley [10]; 9. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle [9]; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]

DRYDENE Heat #4 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [5]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 6. 91-Cale Thomas [6]; 7. 2L-Landon Lalonde [8]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [7]; 9. 49D-Shawn Dancer [9]; 10. J4-John Garvin [10]

DRYDENE Heat #5 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – 1. 2-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 3. 5-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer [6]; 7. 85-Dustin Daggett [7]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee [8]; 9. 19P-Paige Polyak [9]; 10. 4X-Bradley Ashford [10]

DRYDENE Heat #6 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – 1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog [4]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 4. 70X-Justin Peck [3]; 5. 92-Sye Lynch [2]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 7. 17XL-Caleb Helms [7]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo [8]; 9. 14M-Marcus Dumesny [9]; 10. 83C-Adam Cruea [10]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 41-David Gravel [1]; 3. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [6]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash #2 (6 Laps) – 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 3. 2-Carson Macedo [6]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 6. 17B-Bill Balog [4]

D-main (8 Laps) – 1. G1-Hunter Schuerenberg [1][-]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo [2][-]; 3. 49D-Shawn Dancer [4][$125]; 4. 71M-Paul May [3][$125]; 5. 14M-Marcus Dumesny [8][$125]; 6. 18J-R.J. Jacobs [5][$125]; 7. 19P-Paige Polyak [6][$125]; 8. 28-Brian Paulus [9][$125]; 9. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle [7][$125]; 10. 10P-Jim Perricone [11][$125]; 11. 83C-Adam Cruea [14][$125]; 12. 4X-Bradley Ashford [12][$125]; 13. J4-John Garvin [10][$125]; 14. 3C-Cale Conley [13][$125]

C-Main (10 Laps) – 1. 9-James McFadden [1][-]; 2. A79-Brandon Wimmer [2][-]; 3. 39-Sammy Swindell [5][$150]; 4. 7-Jason Sides [3][$150]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [4][$150]; 6. 17XL-Caleb Helms [10][$125]; 7. 64-Scotty Thiel [7][$125]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [6][$125]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [9][$125]; 10. 99-Skylar Gee [14][$125]; 11. 85-Dustin Daggett [8][$125]; 12. 2L-Landon Lalonde [12][$125]; 13. 33W-Michael Walter [13][$125]; 14. G1-Hunter Schuerenberg [15][$125]; 15. 5T-Travis Philo [16][$125]; 16. K4-Chad Kemenah [11][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2][-]; 2. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [1][-]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [6][-]; 4. 92-Sye Lynch [4][-]; 5. 98H-Dave Blaney [5][-]; 6. 7S-Tim Kaeding [7][-]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [13][$300]; 8. 70X-Justin Peck [8][$250]; 9. 13-Paul McMahan [10][$225]; 10. 9-James McFadden [15][$200]; 11. 91-Cale Thomas [14][$200]; 12. 84-Tom Harris [3][$200]; 13. 3-Jac Haudenschild [9][$200]; 14. A79-Brandon Wimmer [16][$200]; 15. 49X-Tim Shaffer [12][$200]; 16. 87-Aaron Reutzel [11][$200]

Flick Tames Sprints, Shingledecker makes it 2 in a row, Flinner runs away with Late Models, Dietz takes Pro Stocks.

Sarver PA (July 19, 2019) On a hot day at the Action Track, the Fab4 Revved up with Marburger Farm Dairy gave us another spectacular showing on a day that showed 90 degree weather. The racing was just as heated as the weather as it saw Colton Flinner win his first race of the season, Jeremiah Shingledecker wins his second in a row, Points leader A.J. Flick win again, and Tyler Dietz win the Pro Stock feature.

In the Precise Racing Late Model Feature, Colton Flinner comes home with his first victory of the season. Kelvin Kohan lead them to the green, but Tommy Beck grabbed the early lead. Jared Miley took the lead on lap 6, but spun out on lap 7 with the lead which brought out of the caution. Colton Flinner took the lead after Miley’s spin and never looked back leading all the other laps. Jared Miley rallied back from that spin out and was able to come back and finish second.

The Diehl Toyota Big Block Modified feature showed Jeremiah Shingledecker win his second straight race at the Action Track. Dave Murdick started on the pole and lead most of the 25 lap feature. The race saw two red flags which had Rex King Sr and Rex King Jr involved in the first one with both drivers okay and Randy Chronister, who had a fire under his car on lap 20 which also saw him get out okay. Jeremiah Shingledecker took the lead over Dave Murdick on lap 22 and saw him cruise to victory lane for the 3rd time this season and 2nd in a row. Dave Murdick went on to finish 2nd.

The People’s Natural Gas Sprint Car feature was the A.J. Flick show as he went on to win as the points leader gets another win on the season. Zach Morrow lead them to the green but Russ Sansosti took the lead right off the start. He lead the first 7 laps before Flick chased him down and passed him. After that it was all Flick who lead all the others laps and ran away with it. Sansosti went on to get second followed by Carl Bowser, Jack Sodeman Jr, and Jimmy Morris rounding out the top 5.

The Pic-A-Part Sportsman Pro Stocks had Tyler Dietz get another win on the season. Mike Bordt led the race early but after a caution on lap 8 which saw Joey Zambotti go off and involved Ryan Moyer, Tyler Dietz took the lead. It was the Tyler Dietz show after that in which he lead the rest of the 20 lap feature while holding off Corey McPherson to win. Mike Bordt got 3rd while Butch Lambert and Ryan Moyer rounded out the top 5.

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Feature: (25 Laps)

(2) A.J. Flick
(23s) Russ Sansosti
(11) Carl Bowser
(23jr) Jack Sodeman, Jr
(4N) Jimmy Morris
(250) Jared McFarland
(55) Gary Kriess Jr
(76) Davey Jones
(12) Darin Gallagher
(14) Jeremy Hill
(27) Zach Morrow
(4k) Bill Kiley
(6) Todd Burgard
(91) Sadie Siegel
Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models Feature: (25 Laps)

(48) Colton Flinner
(10) Jared Miley
(29) Ken Schaltenbrand
(1C) Mike Pegher Jr
(77) Tyler Dietz
(81) Mike G. Miller
(28c) Clate Copeman
(B1D) Brandon Groters
(B1) Brandon Wearing
(41) Collin Burke
(92) Jayme Beck
(14r) Clay Ruffo
(55) Chris Schneider
(9) Clayton Kennedy
(91T) Tommy Beck
(15*) Kelvin Kohan
Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified Feature: (25 Laps)

(37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker
(61) Dave Murdick
(29) Garrett Krummert
(83) Brian Swartzlander
(4J) John Mollick
(18) Colton Walters
(75) Jeff Miller
(25) Chris Rudolph
(13) Rick Regalski
(71) Randy Chronister
(65) Rex King
(45) Steve Feder
(27R) Dave Reges
(165) Rex King Jr
(A51) Bill Barr
Millerstown Pic-A-Part RUSH/DIRTcar Pro Stocks Feature: (20 Laps)

(27) Tyler Dietz
(C33) Corey McPherson
(26) Mike Bordt
(10) Butch Lambert
(13x) Ryan Moyer
(17) Sam Eichelberger
(66) Joe Kelley
(28y) Terry Young
(25) Brett McDonald
(35b) Jake Dietz
(22j) Chase Lambert
(29B) Scott Byers
(310) Dale Tuche
(948) Joey Zambotti

Friday, July 19, 2019

NO JOKE: BRAD SWEET OUT DUELS DONNY SCHATZ FOR JOKERS WILD WIN

After swapping the lead early in the race, Sweet holds off Schatz to win at Eldora Speedway

The flagman held the checkered flag tight, anxiously waiting to thrust it in the air and wave it over Eldora Speedway when the leader exited turn four.

The question of who that victor would be left the crowd of thousands in a knot throughout the 30-lap $10,000-to-win Jokers Wild Feature Thursday night.

Brad Sweet lead, but Donny Schatz – fresh off a win at Eldora from the night before – hung on to the NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 car’s bumper throughout the race. The two swapped positions lap after lap in the early circuits.

However, Sweet found the 16-time Eldora Speedway winner’s kryptonite – the high line up against the wall. If the walls of the half-mile track had eyes, Sweet made sure they were closed all race, leaving inches between the concrete barrier and his right rear tire most of the night.

Schatz wasn’t able to run the top groove like Sweet, having to move off it and stick to the bottom. That allowed Sweet to use the momentum of the high side to fend of challenges by the 10-time Series champion and claim his 10th World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win of the season – 44th Series win overall.

“We held off Donny,” Sweet said, after winning for the second time at the Ohio track. “That’s what it takes to win at Eldora. He threw everything he had at me. I saw him multiple times. I just wasn’t sure where to be on the race track there at the end. I felt pretty good on the top, but it’s such a fine line.”

The win was a rebound for Sweet and his Kasey Kahne Racing team after a fourth-place finish at the speedway Wednesday night – which to Sweet and his crew was a disappointing run.

Withholding the fine details, Sweet said, they tried something different with the set up for Thursday night’s race, and it worked.

He was second fastest in the first flight of Qualifying. Then went on to win his Drydene Heat race and the first of two DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash races. But every step Sweet made, Schatz was there following in his footsteps. The reigning champion went second fastest in the second flight of Qualifying. He, too, won his Drydene Heat race and claimed the win in the second Dash of the night.

That placed the two championship contenders on the front row together. The title match at Eldora Speedway was set.

When the flagman thrusted the green flag in the air, Sweet passed the flag stand first, but Schatz launched underneath the Grass Valley, Calif.-native looking to take the lead on the first lap in turn one. Sweet had the momentum on the high side, though. He charged around the Toco Warranty No. 15 down the backstretch and moved to the bottom of the track in turns three and four.

Schatz did the opposite. He ran the high line through turns three and four, giving him a strong enough run down the front stretch to again dive underneath Sweet in turn one. This time, Schatz had the lead.

Sweet wasn’t about to let Schatz cruise to another Eldora win over him, though. He charged back around Schatz the next lap and began to put distance between the two.

“He makes it awful tough when he sets his pace and runs his lines,” Sweet said. “It makes it real hard to pass. I wanted to get ahead and set a pace.”

Ten laps into the Feature Logan Schuchart also made his way around Schatz by riding the high line. However, he got held up by a lap car going into turn three and Schatz took his opportunity the pounce. The Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver made a massive drive to the bottom of the track through turns three and four, blowing by Schuchart and gaining about four car lengths on Sweet off the corner.

He carried the momentum through the next corner, getting underneath Sweet and edging him by a nose off turn two with 19 laps to go. Sweet, again, used the high side to propel his car back in front of Schatz down the backstretch, though.

Into turn three the duo both slid their cars sideways to the bottom of the track, almost making contact at the apex. With Sweet blocking Schatz’s lane, he charged off the corner to a comfortable lead and added to it from there.

Schatz then had to compete with Schuchart for second, eventually losing the position to the Drydene No. 1s car right before a caution with 11 laps to.

When the race resumed, Schuchart had a terrible restart, falling from second to fifth and stacking up the top line behind him. His mistake allowed Schatz an easy pass for second and another shot at Sweet.

While Sweet stayed high, Schatz was determined to make the low line work. He put together enough of a charge to get side-by-side with Sweet in turn one the next lap, but the run was still no match for Sweet’s mastery of the high line.

“We stayed with him there, he was ripping the top, I had to get off it,” Schatz said about the final restart. “We thought we were going to be a shot at him there, but for some reason when I got to traffic, I couldn’t maneuver well or just kept making mistakes. You’ll have that. If you’re going to do it, I’d rather do it tonight than two nights from now.”

Able to stay in clean air and see where lap cars were going to go, Sweet rode the cushion until the final corner when he moved down a lane to see how his car would do. He was satisfied as he drove by the waving checkered flag for the 10th time this year – the most wins he’s collected in a season, so far.

While it’s an accomplishment he’s proud of, Sweet said there’s still work to do. Still tweaks needed to make the car better. And still many big races on the line – including Saturday’s $175,000-to-win Kings Royal.

“I’m not going to sit and dwell on it too much, because we’re trying to just stay in the moment and keep winning,” Sweet said. “I don’t want to just settle in and say, ‘That’s great, I just won my 10th race.’ Obviously, so far, it’s a dream season, but all of the big races are coming up. I think we just try to keep our heads down and at the end of the season when it’s time to look back at the stats we hope we’ll have 10 more wins, or more, and a championship.”

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$5,500]; 3. 41-David Gravel [10][$3,200]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][$2,800]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [5][$2,500]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6][$2,300]; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman [13][$2,200]; 8. 5-Shane Stewart [9][$2,100]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [25][$2,050]; 10. 18-Ian Madsen [15][$2,000]; 11. 11-Dale Blaney [8][$1,500]; 12. 70-Brock Zearfoss [7][$1,200]; 13. 19-Brent Marks [18][$1,100]; 14. 87-Aaron Reutzel [24][$1,050]; 15. 24-Rico Abreu [20][$1,000]; 16. 26-Cory Eliason [17][$900]; 17. 9-James McFadden [21][$800]; 18. 39-Sammy Swindell [11][$800]; 19. 92-Sye Lynch [12][$800]; 20. 7S-Tim Kaeding [19][$800]; 21. 12N-Joey Saldana [3][$800]; 22. 21-Brian Brown [14][$800]; 23. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi [23][$800]; 24. 13-Paul McMahan [22][$800]; 25. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [16][$800]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet1, 3-30; Donny Schatz 2; KSE Hard Charger Award: 11K-Kraig Kinser[+16]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.02; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.077; 3. 12N-Joey Saldana, 13.099; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.108; 5. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 13.14; 6. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.17; 7. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.222; 8. 39-Sammy Swindell, 13.245; 9. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.28; 10. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi, 13.286; 11. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.292; 12. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.413; 13. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.462; 14. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.476; 15. 18J-R.J. Jacobs, 13.516; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.552; 17. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.56; 18. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.591; 19. G1-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.654; 20. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 13.695; 21. 14M-Marcus Dumesny, 13.727; 22. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.73; 23. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.787; 24. 71M-Paul May, 13.89; 25. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 13.91; 26. 33W-Michael Walter, 14.097; 27. 64-Scotty Thiel, 17.155

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 41-David Gravel, 13.215; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.241; 3. 92-Sye Lynch, 13.279; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.31; 5. 11-Dale Blaney, 13.336; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.349; 7. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.374; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.39; 9. 9-James McFadden, 13.438; 10. 21-Brian Brown, 13.459; 11. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.459; 12. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 13.461; 13. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.462; 14. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.463; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.473; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.481; 17. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.49; 18. 19-Brent Marks, 13.512; 19. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.585; 20. 7-Jason Sides, 13.629; 21. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.643; 22. 70X-Justin Peck, 13.69; 23. 84-Tom Harris, 13.784; 24. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 13.844; 25. 85-Dustin Daggett, 13.968; 26. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle, 14.027; 27. 4X-Bradley Ashford, 14.37

DRYDENE Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – 1. 5-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [3]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 4. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi [4]; 5. G1-Hunter Schuerenberg [7]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 8. 3C-Cale Conley [8]; 9. 2L-Landon Lalonde [9]

DRYDENE Heat #2 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 39-Sammy Swindell [3]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [5]; 4. 17B-Bill Balog [4]; 5. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [7]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [8]; 7. K4-Chad Kemenah [6]; 8. 7S-Tim Kaeding [2]; 9. 33W-Michael Walter [9]

DRYDENE Heat #3 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – 1. 12N-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor [4]; 5. 49D-Shawn Dancer [6]; 6. 71M-Paul May [8]; 7. 14M-Marcus Dumesny [7]; 8. 18J-R.J. Jacobs [5]; 9. 64-Scotty Thiel [9]

DRYDENE Heat #4 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 7. 70X-Justin Peck [8]; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7]; 9. 85-Dustin Daggett [9]

DRYDENE Heat #5 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [2]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 6. 91-Cale Thomas [6]; 7. 7-Jason Sides [7]; 8. 84-Tom Harris [8]; 9. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle [9]

DRYDENE Heat #6 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – 1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 2. 92-Sye Lynch [1]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 4. 9-James McFadden [3]; 5. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 6. 98H-Dave Blaney [7]; 7. 71-Ayrton Olsen [8]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 9. 4X-Bradley Ashford [9]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 12N-Joey Saldana [3]; 3. 2-Carson Macedo [4]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 5. 5-Shane Stewart [6]; 6. 39-Sammy Swindell [1]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 4. 11-Dale Blaney [6]; 5. 41-David Gravel [5]; 6. 92-Sye Lynch [3]

D-main (8 Laps) – 1. 70X-Justin Peck [2][-]; 2. 3C-Cale Conley [1][-]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [3][$125]; 4. 85-Dustin Daggett [8][$125]; 5. 71M-Paul May [5][$125]; 6. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle [10][$125]; 7. 71-Ayrton Olsen [6][$125]; 8. 2L-Landon Lalonde [7][$125]; 9. 4X-Bradley Ashford [12][$125]; 10. 84-Tom Harris [4][$125]; 11. 64-Scotty Thiel [11][$125]; 12. 33W-Michael Walter [9][$125]

C-Main (10 Laps) – 1. K4-Chad Kemenah [3][-]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [8][-]; 3. 70X-Justin Peck [13][$150]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4][$150]; 5. 91-Cale Thomas [6][$150]; 6. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [9][$125]; 7. 49D-Shawn Dancer [5][$125]; 8. 14M-Marcus Dumesny [11][$125]; 9. 3C-Cale Conley [14][$125]; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs [1][$125]; 11. 98H-Dave Blaney [12][$125]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [2][$125]; 13. G1-Hunter Schuerenberg [7][$125]; 14. 7-Jason Sides [10][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – 1. 7S-Tim Kaeding [1][-]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [2][-]; 3. 9-James McFadden [4][-]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [6][-]; 5. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi [3][-]; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel [10][-]; 7. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [8][$300]; 8. 17B-Bill Balog [5][$250]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [9][$225]; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer [12][$200]; 11. 2M-Kerry Madsen [14][$200]; 12. K4-Chad Kemenah [13][$200]; 13. 1ST-Gary Taylor [7][$200]; 14. 18J-R.J. Jacobs [11][$200]

Thursday, July 18, 2019

LET’S MAKE IT TWO: Schatz goes two-for-two at Eldora

There’s magic to Donny Schatz’s dominate performances at Eldora Speedway.

He used that “magic” to cruise to his second World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Eldora Speedway win of the year Wednesday night, during the make-up #LetsRaceTwo event – sweeping the #LetRaceTwo races for the second year in-a-row.

To Schatz, though, there is no “magic.” It’s a matter of knowing what to do, he said, and having the experience to do it.

“The misconception in this sport is there’s always something magic, there’s one thing you can do to make yourself better,” said Schatz, 10-time Series champion from Fargo, N.D. “It’s not. It’s ten thousand little things and this team has learned that over the years.

“It’s the same today. Probably even more so today. A quarter turn here or there makes a big difference.”

That’s what it took for Schatz to charge from fourth to win in the 30-lap Feature. He started the night winning his Drydene Heat race, and then went on to finish fourth in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash – almost four seconds behind leader Carson Macedo.

Then “a quarter turn here and there” before the Feature. When field erupted into a thunderous echo across the half-mile speedway and charged to the green flag, it was already the adjustments worked.

When the field exited turn four at the start, the race took on a different appearance. Brad Sweet had darted by polesitter Carson Macedo for the lead and Schatz stole third from David Gravel. The reigning champion then tried to steal second away from Macedo in turn one, but the rookie had the stronger run off turn two. His Chevrolet Accessories No. 2 launched underneath Schatz’s Toco Warranty No. 15 down the backstretch, and he cleared him into turn three.

The veteran and the rookie battled side-by-side for the next four laps with experience winning the fight. While Macedo played his luck, running as close as he could to the outside wall, Schatz cruised around the bottom line of the track – the same line he used to win at Eldora in May.

A lap after passing Macedo, Schatz, again, used the low line to his advantage, sneaking underneath leader Sweet in turn one and throttling past him off turn two.

From there, Schatz made being fast around Eldora look easy. Lap after lap, he added another car length distance between he and second-place. Even when the field was brought back together for a caution on Lap 15 – due to Kerry Madsen coming to a stop on the track – Schatz pulled away on the restart and left the field to fight for second.

Behind him, though, the hard charger of the year was coming. Logan Schuchart – who has earned the most Hard Charger awards this year, so far, with five – was making another impressive run to the front.

Schuchart started the race seventh and found himself in sixth when the caution for Madsen came out. On the restart, though, he wasn’t going to let the leaders run away. With the throttle down, the Drydene No. 1s darted to fourth by the time the field reached turn one and carried that momentum off turn two to claim third from Gravel.

From there the hunt was one. With a head of steam, while rim riding around the track, Schuchart charged his way past Sweet for second with 12 laps to go. Next on his list, Schatz. Schuchart had finished second to Schatz for the last three #LetsRaceTwo events. It was time for a change.

However, even with finding speed along the high side of the track, it still wasn’t enough to outpace Schatz.

“I was a little loose, and I think that’s why I was good on the restarts,” Schuchart said. “I’d be good for about three or four laps and then I’d start slowing down again, especially when I got the tires hot.”

With eight laps to go, a new contender emerged. Gravel found traction and got in a rhythm, passing Sweet for third. Five laps later, he found himself in second after dueling with Schuchart for a couple of laps. He, too, marked Schatz next on his list, but, again, the reigning champion was still too strong. Even with trying different lines around lap cars.

“I closed a little, but lap cars slowed him down a little bit and he started moving around,” Gravel said. “I have a good feeling we’re really close, just going to keep tuning on this thing and hoping we can beat the 15 car.”

Schatz held almost a straightaway lead over Gravel when he saw the checkered flags for the fifth time this year – becoming the second most winning driver, so far, behind nine-time winner Brad Sweet – and for his 288th career World of Outlaws win. It was also his second win in-a-row after winning the last Series race at Wilmot Raceway.

His win took a small bite out of Sweet’s points lead, again, too. Schatz is now 30-points behind the Kasey Kahne Racing driver.

Even though he claimed his last two wins in dominating fashion, Schatz admitted a wrong “quarter turn here or there” can be the difference between winning and struggling.

With three more races at Eldora Speedway to go – leading up to the $175,000-to-win Kings Royal on Saturday – Schatz isn’t looking to magic to keep his winning streak going. It’s the determination of his team to never give up and never settle. Even after a win.

“Even though we won a race tonight, they’re (the race team) going to go to bed tonight thinking about things to be better,” Schatz said. “That’s what it takes.”

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will return to Eldora Speedway Thursday, July 18, for the Jokers Wild. Get tickets and information.

As always, you can catch all World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$10,000]; 2. 41-David Gravel [3][$5,000]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7][$3,000]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$2,700]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [9][$2,500]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [14][$2,200]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10][$2,000]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [11][$1,800]; 9. 21-Brian Brown [6][$1,600]; 10. 2-Carson Macedo [1][$1,450]; 11. 70-Brock Zearfoss [19][$1,300]; 12. 83-Daryn Pittman [18][$1,200]; 13. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [13][$1,100]; 14. 12N-Joey Saldana [20][$1,000]; 15. 5-Shane Stewart [5][$950]; 16. 91-Cale Thomas [24][$900]; 17. 13-Paul McMahan [17][$850]; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen [16][$750]; 19. 57-Kyle Larson [12][$725]; 20. 7S-Tim Kaeding [8][$700]; 21. 18-Ian Madsen [22][$700]; 22. 26-Cory Eliason [21][$700]; 23. 2M-Kerry Madsen [15][$700]; 24. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi [23][$700]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-7, Donny Schatz 8-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 24-Rico Abreu[+8]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 21-Brian Brown, 13.253; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.282; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.287; 4. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.388; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.407; 6. 19-Brent Marks, 13.426; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.445; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.445; 9. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi, 13.446; 10. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.45; 11. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.462; 12. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.501; 13. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.533; 14. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.537; 15. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.554; 16. G1-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.643; 17. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.712; 18. 14M-Marcus Dumesny, 13.94; 19. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle, 14.077; 20. 4X-Bradley Ashford, 14.117; 21. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.371

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.194; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.325; 3. 41-David Gravel, 13.401; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.429; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.474; 6. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 13.479; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.48; 8. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.516; 9. 92-Sye Lynch, 13.566; 10. 12N-Joey Saldana, 13.577; 11. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.613; 12. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.65; 13. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 13.651; 14. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.657; 15. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.662; 16. 9-James McFadden, 13.694; 17. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.792; 18. 7-Jason Sides, 13.843; 19. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.968; 20. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 14.056; 21. 84-Tom Harris, 14.177

DRYDENE Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 7. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi [5]; 8. K4-Chad Kemenah [9]; 9. 99-Skylar Gee [8]; 10. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle [10]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel [11]

DRYDENE Heat #2 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [2]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [3]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [6]; 7. 91-Cale Thomas [7]; 8. G1-Hunter Schuerenberg [8]; 9. 14M-Marcus Dumesny [9]; 10. 4X-Bradley Ashford [10]

DRYDENE Heat #3 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – 1. 5-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 41-David Gravel [2]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [6]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [4]; 6. 98H-Dave Blaney [8]; 7. 92-Sye Lynch [5]; 8. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [7]; 9. 3C-Cale Conley [10]; 10. 84-Tom Harris [11]; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs [9]

DRYDENE Heat #4 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 7S-Tim Kaeding [3]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [6]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 5. 12N-Joey Saldana [5]; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer [7]; 7. 9-James McFadden [8]; 8. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 9. 49D-Shawn Dancer [10]; 10. 7-Jason Sides [9]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 2-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 41-David Gravel [3]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [7]; 5. 5-Shane Stewart [4]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [6]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 8. 7S-Tim Kaeding [8]

C-Main (10 Laps) – 1. 81-Lee Jacobs [2][-]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [9][-]; 3. 14M-Marcus Dumesny [3][$150]; 4. 3C-Cale Conley [6][$150]; 5. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle [5][$150]; 6. 49D-Shawn Dancer [8][$125]; 7. 84-Tom Harris [10][$125]; 8. 4X-Bradley Ashford [7][$125]; 9. K4-Chad Kemenah [1][$125]; 10. 7-Jason Sides [4][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – 1. 26-Cory Eliason [2][-]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [3][-]; 3. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi [1][-]; 4. 91-Cale Thomas [7][-]; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5][$300]; 6. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [6][$250]; 7. 9-James McFadden [12][$225]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel [14][$200]; 9. 98H-Dave Blaney [10][$200]; 10. 92-Sye Lynch [4][$200]; 11. 99-Skylar Gee [9][$200]; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs [13][$200]; 13. G1-Hunter Schuerenberg [11][$200]; 14. 49X-Tim Shaffer [8][$200]

Monday, July 15, 2019

Brock Zearfoss dominates Lebanon Valley Speedway for second All Star victory of 2019

WEST LEBANON, N.Y. (July 14, 2019) - For the second time in his career, and for the second time in the state of New York, the ‘Jonestown Jet’ Brock Zearfoss is an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, doing so by leading all 25 circuits on Sunday night at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York, and crossing under the final checkers by a margin of victory pushing three seconds.

Impressive enough, Zearfoss, driver of the Premier Motorsports/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Meckley's Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/River City Wood Products/No. 70 sprint car, nearly swept the entire program at ‘The Valley of Speed,’ first winning his respective heat race, then cruising to a dash victory, each before conquering the half-mile for a $7,000 payday.

Although a dominating performance in Upstate New York, Brock Zearfoss and Premier Motorsports did face a serious challenge; forced to perform an engine change just after heat race competition was completed. As a result, Kevin Zearfoss, Brock’s father, was forced to participate in the evening’s dash redraw while Brock helped his crew swap motors; Kevin pulled the number one.

“I really can’t say enough about this team right now. They work so hard and they never give up. I owe this win all to them,” Brock Zearfoss explained, who is currently fifth in the All Star Circuit of Champions point standings. “All of the pieces fell into place for us tonight and it feels great. There were a few times where I made some mistakes, like trying to get around some of the slower cars. It was tricky trying to figure out where I needed to be to get around them. Regardless, it was a great night and we are excited. I think I need to let my dad do the dash draw for us more often.”

Starting from the pole position, Zearfoss never faced a serious threat. The only real momentum change during the 25-lapper was a pair of stoppages due to red flag incidents, one on lap three and another on lap 16.

In addition, the ‘Jonestown Jet’ did encounter a period of traffic, the catalyst for the second red flag incident involving Aaron Reutzel and Justin Peck; both full-time All Stars who were battling for positions three and four at the time of the incident. Hung up in traffic, the pair made contact in turn four and Reutzel ended his evening upside-down. Peck was also forced to retire. Both drivers were unharmed.

“I really didn’t want to see the red flags open up,” Brock Zearfoss continued. “I knew we had a good car, so I really didn’t think we would change anything anyhow. I just didn’t want anyone to have the opportunity to make changes and gain an advantage. It all worked out in the end.”

Davie Franek ended up chasing Zearfoss to the final checkers, followed by Orange County winner, Danny Dietrich, 2018 Lebanon Valley winner, Gerard McIntyre, and Rudeen Racing’s Cory Eliason.

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will take a weekend off before resuming their 2019 campaign on Thursday through Sunday, July 25th-28th. The Series will march through the upper-Midwest during their four-day trek visiting Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin, Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, respectively. The weekend will be headlined with the Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race; a $26,000-to-win blockbuster at 34 Raceway.

Contingency Awards/Results: Lebanon Valley Speedway - Sunday, July 14, 2019:
Event: Tony Stewart and the All Stars visit Lebanon Valley Speedway
Entries: 19
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 16.236
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Lucas Wolfe - 16.497
Ford Performance Heat #1: Brock Zearfoss
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Danny Dietrich
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Davie Franek
JE Pistons Dash presented by Fatheadz Eyewear: Brock Zearfoss
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Brock Zearfoss
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Gerard McIntyre [+6]
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Brock Zearfoss [1-25]
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 16.497; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.622; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 16.643; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.868; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, 16.980; 6. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.115; 7. 55-Darren Schott, 18.804

Group (B)
1. 70X-Justin Peck, 16.509; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.549; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.853; 4. 5-Justin Barger, 17.205; 5. 40-George Hobaugh, 17.749; 6. iO7-Mark Coldren, 17.865; 7. 11-Dale Blaney, NT

Group (C)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 16.858; 2. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 17.508; 3. 28F-Dave Franek, 17.964; 4. 90-Jordan Givler, 17.970; 5. 91-Scott Holcomb, 18.312; 6. 87jb-Jim Bob, NT

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 6. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [4]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 2. 70X-Justin Peck [4]; 3. 5-Justin Barger [1]; 4. 11-Dale Blaney [6]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 6. IO7-Mark Coldren [5]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 28F-Dave Franek [1]; 2. 40-George Hobaugh [2]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [3]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 5. 90-Jordan Givler [5]; 6. 91-Scott Holcomb [6]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 28F-Dave Franek [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 6. 70X-Justin Peck [8]; 7. 14-Tony Stewart [7]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [6]

A-Main (25 Laps)
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 28F-Dave Franek [2]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [10]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [11]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [7]; 7. 5-Justin Barger [9]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [12]; 9. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 10. 11-Dale Blaney [13]; 11. 90-Jordan Givler [15]; 12. 40-George Hobaugh [8]; 13. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 14. 70X-Justin Peck [6]; 15. IO7-Mark Coldren [17]; 16. 91-Scott Holcomb [18]; 17. 55-Darren Schott [19]; 18. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [16]; 19. 87jb-Jim Bob [20]; 20. 99-Skylar Gee [14] Lap Leaders: Brock Zearfoss [1-25]

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 7/14/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 2538
2. Dale Blaney - 2526
3. Cory Eliason - 2440
4. Paul McMahan - 2418
5. Brock Zearfoss - 2374
6. Greg Wilson - 2352
7. Gerard McIntyre - 2294
8. Skylar Gee - 2202
9. George Hobaugh - 2012
10. Spencer Bayston - 1408

Wolfe & Cisney Add To Wins, Moody Gets 1st Of The Year

The 2019 Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprint Cars started the weekend out at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday July 12th with Lucas Wolfe getting his 5th point series win of the 2019 season. On Saturday July 13th at Port Royal Speedway Dylan Cisney took his 3rd win of the year with Kyle Moody taking his 1st point series win of 2019 at Lincoln Speedway the same night.
The Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprint Cars continue this week New Egypt Speedway in New Jersey on Tuesday July 16th. The point series moves to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday July 19th, with Port Royal Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Saturday July 20th.

Danny Dietrich leads the Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprint Cars points over Lucas Wolfe with Freddie Rahmer in 3rd.
  Champion Racing Oil, RM Racing Lubricants, Hoseheads.com, Maxim Chassis, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Conroy Pneu-Control, Capitol Renegade, Fast Tees, LaSalle Racing Engines and J&S Fabrication have all provided towards this point series.
  Product discount certificates sponsors include Wings Unlimited, Panchos Racing Products, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Keizer Aluminum Wheels,  Zemco Speed Equipment, Triple X Race Co, ATL Fuel Cells, J&J Auto Racing, Smith Titanium, Indy Race Parts, King Racing Products, Rider Racing Engines, Racing Electronics, Red Robin, DMI Inc, Kevin Nouse Designs, Caskey Group & AL Driveline. 
Without the above sponsors the point series payout would not be possible. Thank you to all of them.



  2019 CHAMPION RACING OIL / RM RACING LUBRICANTS CENTRAL PA SPRINTS
                Presented by Hoseheads.com

After; July 13                                 

Listing; Position, Car Number, Driver, Points, Series Wins

1.    48    Danny Deitrich    1137  9
2.    24    Lucas Wolfe        821   5
3.    51    Freddie Rahmer    736   7
4.    21    Brian Montieth    584   2
5.    39M    Anthony Macri    560   1
6.    69K    Lance Dewease    554   7
7.    1    Logan Wagner    486   4
8.    72    Ryan Smith        466
9.    5    Dylan Cisney        390   3
10.    11    T J Stutts        333
11.    87    Alan Krimes        331   2
12.    1x    Chad Trout        310   1
13.    99    Kyle Moody        292   1
14.    39    Cory Haas        256
15.    59    Jim Siegel        247
16.    15    Adam Wilt        240
17.    70    Brock Zearfoss    230
18.    91    Kyle Reinhardt    219
19.    75    Chase Dietz        218   1
20.    17B    Steve Buckwalter    212
21.    55K    Robbie Kendall    196   1
21.    12    Blane Heimbach    196   1
23.    88    Brandon Rahmer    167
24.    55    Mike Wagner        156
25.    26    Cory Eliason        154   1

  Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Point Series 2019 Up-Coming Schedule
July
16th New Egypt NJ
19th-Williams Grove
20th-Port Royal
20th-Lincoln

KENNY EDKIN SCORES 5TH SUPER SPORTSMAN VICTORY OF 2019 AT BAPS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

YORK HAVEN, Pa. (7/13/19): Kenny Edkin had a little extra motivation heading into this week’s BAPS Super Sportsman main event at BAPS Motor Speedway.           

It wasn’t about a point title or simply another win to get back on track after some minor struggles the last couple of weeks. Instead, Edkin wanted to honor a childhood friend who was more like family.           

So, Edkin came out to the Test and Tune last Wednesday night at the York Haven facility. He wanted to make sure everything was in place heading into Saturday Night’s Brandon Barthel Memorial.           

Edkin put on a proud performance. He stormed to the front and dominated the second half of the event to claim the prestigious event and bank a $2,000 payday for his fifth win of the season.         

“I’ve got to thank Danny Miller,” Edkin said. “He gives us a hell of a power-plant every week. We’ve been struggling a little it, and I thought we had some motor issues. I think it ended up that we were just getting the car too into the track and pulling the motor down.           

“We came down to Test and Tune, because we really wanted this race. Brandon was a good friend of mine, and we won it.”         

Continued Edkin, “I’ve known them most of my life. Brandon and I grew up together, so this one was for my friend.”         

Edkin started 11th on the grid and picked up a few positions on the initial start. It was called back, however, when Adam Wray and Dave Hollar were involved in an incident and brought out the caution.           

It only delayed Edkin’s progress. Jay Fannasy jumped out front from his pole starting spot, while Edkin charged through the field.           

Fannasy held the point until fifth-place starter Russ Mitten took over on Lap 7. Mitten was good up front in clean air and was a candidate to sit in Victory Lane, but that changed when the fly wheel broke and he stopped before Lap 14 was complete.           

Edkin cruised through the top five and took over the lead when Mitten slowed. Frankie Herr was also coming through the field, but he was no match for Edkin, who went on to score the win by a gaudy 4.08 seconds.           

“That first start, it was a hell of a start,” Edkin said. “When it got called back, I thought, ‘Oh, crap, maybe I showed my hand too soon.’         

“It would have been a race between Russ and I. I was, definitely, even with him, but being even with him and passing him are too different things. It’s a shame for that team, they’ve had a lot of bad luck this season.”           

Herr, who started 10th, came up to second. Paul Miller was third ahead of 22nd-place starter Scott Dellinger. Garrett Williamson came from 12th to complete the top five. Williamson, Mike Enders, and Miller were heat winners for the 25-car field.           

Chase Billet completed an impressive run to capture the Creekside Auto Sales Limited Late Model Carl Billet Memorial, a race that honored his uncle.           

The field didn’t have a chance in this one. Billet set quick time for the 27-car field and started second in the A-Main. He got by Ben Whitaker on Lap 3 and never looked back over the 30-lap distance.         

Whitaker was second, followed by Randy Stoudt, Tommy Slanker, and Alan Sagi. Bruce Kane, Sagi, and Daulton Bigler were heat winners. Chuck Cox III won the consolation.         

Jason Townsend took the lead on Lap 11 and set the pace the rest of the way to capture the 20-Lap Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stock main event.           

Brian Walls started on the point and jumped out to the early lead, beating Kyle Saylor through the first and second corner. Townsend, who started third, wasted little time getting to the front.           

He tracked down the leaders and made his bid for the win just past the halfway point. Once he disposed of Walls, he led the rest of the way for the win, despite a pair of caution flags to bunch up the field.         

Walls settled for second, with Chad Smith, Bud Witmer, and Eddie Richards completing the top five. Smith and Townsend were heat winners for the 20-car field.           

Jorjie Sweger won a wild Pizza Shop of Etters Central Pa. Legends presented by Baker Door Company 20-Lap main event.           

Ott, the defending series champion jumped out front. Sweger, who started on the pole, stalked the leader for five circuits before taking the lead coming out of the second corner on the 14th circuit.           

But, Ott didn’t go away. There was a late caution that set up a two-lap dash to the finish. Ott went into the last corner and got into Sweger, who somehow gained control and came across the line backwards.           

Ott crossed the line first but was disqualified for rough-riding, and Sweger was declared the winner. Alex Robinson was second, followed by Austin Bellemare, Greg Burd, and Troy Mrokovich. Triple T Camp Hard Charger was Travis McClelland, who advanced from 28th to 17th.           

Josh Schrum, Mason Chaney, Zac Smith, and Ott were heat winners for the 40-car field. Rick Hartwig and Travis Perry won the twin consolations. 

BAPS Motor Speedway
York Haven, Pa.
Saturday, July 13, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



BAPS SUPER SPORTSMAN – “BRANDON BARTHEL MEMORIAL”

Featrure (25 Laps) – 1. 75-Kenny Edkin ($2,000), [11]; 2. 70D-Frankie Herr, [10]; 3. 58-Paul Miller, [8]; 4. 30-Scott Dellinger, [22]; 5. 32W-Garrett Williamson, [12]; 6. 5D-Luke Deatrick, [4]; 7. 83-Bruce Buckwalter Jr., [7]; 8. 360-Jay Fannasy, [1]; 9. 35-John Edkin, [24]; 10. 3B-Mike Enders, [6]; 11. 18-Dave Conrad, [18]; 12. 77W-Tom Wyckoff, [2]; 13. 8-Rich Eichelberger, [16]; 14. 10H-Dave Hollar, [17]; 15. (DNF) 2M-Matt Ondek, [14]; 16. (DNF) 22-Daniel John, [20]; 17. (DNF) 77-Russ Mitten, [5]; 18. (DNF) 1A-Chase Gutshall, [9]; 19. (DNF) 7-Timmie Barrick, [13]; 20. (DNF) 318-Steve Fannasy, [15]; 21. (DNF) 38-Allan Hallman, [19]; 22. (DNF) 71K-Tyler Wolford, [3]; 23. (DNF) 29-Adam Wray, [25]; (DNS) 318M-Chris Meleason, ; (DNS) 14-Nate Young. No time.

Lap Leaders – Jay Fannasy (1-6), Russ Mitten (7-13), Kenny Edkin (14-25)



Super Sportsman Heat 1 Finish (10 laps/All Qualify) – 1. 32W-Garrett Williamson, [4]; 2. 1A-Chase Gutshall, [7]; 3. 75-Kenny Edkin, [8]; 4. 77-Russ Mitten, [5]; 5. 7-Timmie Barrick, [6]; 6. 8-Rich Eichelberger, [3]; 7. 18-Dave Conrad, [1]; 8. 38-Allan Hallman, [9]; 9. 29-Adam Wray, [2]. No time.

Super Sportsman Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 3B-Mike Enders, [5]; 2. 70D-Frankie Herr, [7]; 3. 77W-Tom Wyckoff, [2]; 4. 5D-Luke Deatrick, [3]; 5. 2M-Matt Ondek, [4]; 6. (DNF) 22-Daniel John, [8]; 7. (DNF) 35-John Edkin, [6]; 8. (DNF) 318M-Chris Meleason, [1]. No time.

Super Sportsman Heat 3 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 58-Paul Miller, [6]; 2. 71K-Tyler Wolford, [2]; 3. 83-Bruce Buckwalter Jr., [5]; 4. 360-Jay Fannasy, [1]; 5. 318-Steve Fannasy, [4]; 6. 10H-Dave Hollar, [8]; 7. (DNF) 30-Scott Dellinger, [7]; 8. (DNF) 14-Nate Young, [3]. No time.



CREEKSIDE AUTO SALES LATE MODELS – CARL BILLET MEMORIAL SPONSORED BY FK ROD ENDS

Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 22-Chase Billet ($1,500), [2]; 2. 13X-Ben Whitaker, [1]; 3. 12-Randy Stoudt, [10]; 4. 40-Tommy Slanker, [6]; 5. NINE-Alan Sagi, [7]; 6. 72-Wayne Pfeil, [4]; 7. 1K-Bruce Kane, [8]; 8. 24-Daulton Bigler, [3]; 9. 21-Joey Hoffer, [5]; 10. 5-Charles Potts, [13]; 11. ONE-Chuck Schutz, [11]; 12. 21M-Matt Murphy, [17]; 13. 32-Brad Bingaman, [14]; 14. 29-Steve Billet, [22]; 15. 88C-Chuck Cox III, [19]; 16. X4-Lou Egrie, [16]; 17. 37B-Brandon Eveler, [15]; 18. 19-Dan Hoffman, [21]; 19. NINEX-Ross Leinbach, [12]; 20. 6-Terry Gingerich, [18]; 21. 0-Deshawn Gingerich, [24]; 22. (DNF) 62-Devin Frey, [9]; 23. (DNF) 116-Travis Mease, [20]; 24. (DNF) 92-Frankie Gordon, [23]. No time.

Lap Leaders – Ben Whitaker (1-2), Chase Billet (3-30)



Late Model Time Trial Finish – 1. 22-Chase Billet 18.861; 2. 92-Frankie Gordon 18.885; 3. 24-Daulton Bigler 18.961; 4. 21-Joey Hoffer 19.011; 5. ONE-Chuck Schutz 19.040; 6. 118-Sean Merkel 19.094; 7. 1K-Bruce Kane 19.104; 8. 62-Devin Fry 19.124; 9. 60-Bobby Beard 19.227; 10. 72-Wayne Pfeil 19.257; 11. NINE-Alan Sagi 19.288; 12. 40-Tommy Slanker 19.329; 13. 5-Charles Potts 19.343; 14. 13X-Ben Whitaker 19.391; 15. 37B-Brandon Eveler 19.489; 16. X4-Lou Egrie 19.562; 17. 32-Brad Bingaman 19.576; 18. 29-Steve Biller 19.602; 19. 116-Travis Mease 19.753; 20. 21M-Matt Murphy 19.834; 21. 12-Randy Stoudt 19.851; 22. 711-Jennifer Hartz 19.929; 23. 19-Dan Hoffman 19.957; 24. NINEX-Ross Leinbach 19.969; 25. 88C-Chuck Cox III 20.304; 26. 0-Deshawn Gingerich 20.375; 27. 6-Terry Gingerich 20.956.

Late Model Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/Top 6 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 1K-Bruce Kane, [2]; 2. 72-Wayne Pfeil, [1]; 3. 22-Chase Billet, [4]; 4. 21-Joey Hoffer, [3]; 5. 5-Charles Potts, [5]; 6. X4-Lou Egrie, [6]; 7. 88C-Chuck Cox III, [9]; 8. 116-Travis Mease, [7]; 9. (DNF) 711-Jennifer Hartz, [8]. No time.

Late Model Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/Top 6 Qualify to A Main) – 1. NINE-Alan Sagi, [1]; 2. 13X-Ben Whitaker, [5]; 3. 62-Devin Frey, [2]; 4. ONE-Chuck Schutz, [3]; 5. 32-Brad Bingaman, [6]; 6. 21M-Matt Murphy, [7]; 7. 19-Dan Hoffman, [8]; 8. 0-Deshawn Gingerich, [9]; 9. (DNF) 92-Frankie Gordon, [4]. No time.

Late Models Heat 3 Finish (8 Laps/Top 6 Qualify to A Main) - 1. 24-Daulton Bigler, [4]; 2. 40-Tommy Slanker, [1]; 3. 12-Randy Stoudt, [7]; 4. NINEX-Ross Leinbach, [8]; 5. 37B-Brandon Eveler, [5]; 6. 6-Terry Gingerich, [9]; 7. (DNF) 118-Sean Merkel, [3]; 8. (DNF) 60-Bobby Beard, [2]; (DQ) 29-Steve Billet, [6]. No time.

Late Model Consolation (8 Laps/Top 6 Qualify to A Main) - 1. 88C-Chuck Cox III, [1]; 2. 116-Travis Mease, [3]; 3. 19-Dan Hoffman, [2]; 4. 29-Steve Billet, [9]; 5. 92-Frankie Gordon, [8]; 6. 0-Deshawn Gingerich, [4]; 7. (DNF) 711-Jennifer Hartz, [7]; (DNS) 118-Sean Merkel, ; (DNS) 60-Bobby Beard. No time.



MORGAN PAVING/AQUAFUN POOLS STREET STOCKS

Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 72-Jason Townsend, [3]; 2. 52-Brian Walls, [1]; 3. 99-Chad Smith, [4]; 4. 41W-Bud Witmer, [6]; 5. FOUR-Eddie Richards, [7]; 6. 72M-Russ Shoop, [10]; 7. 64W-Stan Wanner, [18]; 8. 43-Eric Tripp, [8]; 9. 54J-Jimmy Combs, [16]; 10. 14-Kyle Saylor, [2]; 11. 10C-Kevin Heckman, [15]; 12. (DNF) 26-Shawn Liddick, [12]; 13. (DNF) 91-Dalton Frye, [5]; 14. (DNF) 33-Troy Myers, [13]; 15. (DNF) 14D-Justin Dashler, [14]; 16. (DNF) 64-Brandon Wanner, [11]; 17. (DNF) 7P-Jim Palm, [17]; 18. (DNF) 11-Craig Morgan, [9]; 19. (DNF) 65-Bill Wentz, [20]; (DNS) 2W-Will Walls. No time.

Lap Leaders – Brian Walls (1-10), Jason Townsend (11-20)



Street Stock Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 99-Chad Smith, [9]; 2. 14-Kyle Saylor, [3]; 3. 91-Dalton Frye, [5]; 4. FOUR-Eddie Richards, [7]; 5. 11-Craig Morgan, [4]; 6. 64-Brandon Wanner, [8]; 7. 33-Troy Myers, [2]; 8. 10C-Kevin Heckman, [1]; 9. (DNF) 7P-Jim Palm, [10]; (DNS) 2W-Will Walls. Time – 2:56.168

Street Stock Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 72-Jason Townsend, [7]; 2. 52-Brian Walls, [8]; 3. 41W-Bud Witmer, [3]; 4. 43-Eric Tripp, [4]; 5. 72M-Russ Shoop, [5]; 6. 26-Shawn Liddick, [6]; 7. 14D-Justin Dashler, [10]; 8. 54J-Jimmy Combs, [9]; 9. 64W-Stan Wanner, [2]; 10. 65-Bill Wentz, [1]. Time – 2:53.832



THE PIZZA SHOP OF ETTERS CENTRAL PA LEGENDS PRESENTED BY BAKER DOOR COMPANY – BRANDON BARTHEL MEMORIAL

Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 18J-Jorjie Sweger, [1]; 2. 30-Alex Robinson, [6]; 3. 8-Austin Bellemare, [4]; 4. 94-Greg Burd, [5]; 5. 23-Tony Mrakovich, [13]; 6. 53-Bill Diehl, [8]; 7. 5-Scott Houdeshell, [9]; 8. 8CR-Mason Chaney, [11]; 9. 78-Zac Smith, [7]; 10. 5C-Josh Schrum, [12]; 11. 95-Alex Schmiedel, [10]; 12. 77A-Aaron Updegraff, [16]; 13. 30K-Seth Kearchner, [3]; 14. 20-Roscoe Clough, [15]; 15. 17H-Timothy Hahn, [14]; 16. 90-Scott Spidle, [17]; 17. 00-Travis Mc Clelland (Triple-T Camp Racing Hard Charger), [28]; 18. 19-Travis Perry, [22]; 19. 41-Chuck Dell Jr, [18]; 20. 9-Rick Hartwig, [21]; 21. 00DJ-DJ Elzey, [24]; 22. 79-Ed Trump, [20]; 23. 43-Brandon Reiblich, [19]; 24. 26-Shaun Abney, [23]; 25. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer, [27]; 26. 91-Ben Goldsmth, [25]; 27. 94D-Patrick Debroisse, [26]; (DQ) 10-Jeremy Ott, [2]. No time.

Lap Leaders – Jeremy Ott (1-13), Jorjie Sweger (14-20)



Legend Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/Top 5 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 5C-Josh Schrum, [7]; 2. 95-Alex Schmiedel, [5]; 3. 8-Austin Bellemare, [9]; 4. 23-Tony Mrakovich, [8]; 5. 90-Scott Spidle, [1]; 6. 9-Rick Hartwig, [3]; 7. 26-Shaun Abney, [10]; 8. 19R-Roy Denike, [2]; 9. 69-Cole Hahn, [6]; 10. (DNF) 75-Chandler Pagnotta, [4]. Time – 3:03.020

Legend Heat 2 Finish (8 laps/Top 5 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 8CR-Mason Chaney, [4]; 2. 53-Bill Diehl, [3]; 3. 30-Alex Robinson, [8]; 4. 17H-Timothy Hahn, [1]; 5. 41-Chuck Dell Jr, [2]; 6. 14H-Mike Howard Jr, [7]; 7. 91-Ben Goldsmth, [9]; 8. 85-Michael Goldsmith, [10]; 9. (DNF) 14W-Stephen Wurtzer, [5]; 10. (DNF) 2-Scott Smith, [6]. No time.

Legend Heat 3 Finish (8 Laps/Top 5 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 78-Zac Smith, [3]; 2. 30K-Seth Kearchner, [2]; 3. 94-Greg Burd, [4]; 4. 20-Roscoe Clough, [1]; 5. 43-Brandon Reiblich, [9]; 6. 19-Travis Perry, [7]; 7. 94D-Patrick Debroisse, [5]; 8. 99-Eric Hurst, [6]; 9. (DNF) 19L-Jonathan Robinson, [8]; (DNS) OOPS-Michael McClane. No time.

Legend heat 4 Finish (8 Laps/Top 5 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 10-Jeremy Ott, [4]; 2. 18J-Jorjie Sweger, [2]; 3. 5-Scott Houdeshell, [8]; 4. 77A-Aaron Updegraff, [7]; 5. 79-Ed Trump, [6]; 6. 00DJ-DJ Elzey, [5]; 7. 83J-James Snow Jr, [1]; 8. 88-Don Butler, [10]; 9. 34-Dan Harrison, [3]; 10. (DNF) 00-Travis Mc Clelland, [9]. No time.

Legend Consolation #1 (8 laps/Top 4 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 9-Rick Hartwig, [1]; 2. 26-Shaun Abney, [3]; 3. 91-Ben Goldsmth, [4]; 4. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer, [8]; 5. 69-Cole Hahn, [7]; 6. 85-Michael Goldsmith, [6]; 7. 75-Chandler Pagnotta, [9]; 8. (DNF) 19R-Roy Denike, [5]; (DNS) 14H-Mike Howard Jr, ; (DNS) 2-Scott Smith. No time.

Legend Consolation #2 (8 Laps/Top 4 Qualify to A Main) - 1. 19-Travis Perry, [1]; 2. 00DJ-DJ Elzey, [2]; 3. 94D-Patrick Debroisse, [3]; 4. 00-Travis Mc Clelland, [10]; 5. 99-Eric Hurst, [5]; 6. 83J-James Snow Jr, [4]; 7. 34-Dan Harrison, [8]; 8. OOPS-Michael McClane, [9]; 9. 88-Don Butler, [6]; 10. (DNF) 19L-Jonathan Robinson, [7]. Time – 3:02.045