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Monday, June 20, 2016

Sheldon Haudenschild Holds Off Kyle Larson for Waynesfield Speedweek Victory

(Photo: Sheldon Haudenschild celebrating with family and crew in Waynesfield victory lane - Vince Vellella Photo Credit)

Sheldon Haudenschild Holds Off Kyle Larson for Waynesfield Speedweek Victory,

Second Consecutive Speedweek Win at Waynesfield Raceway Park

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (June 18, 2016) – For a second consecutive season, Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild scored an Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory at Waynesfield Raceway Park, this time holding off pole sitter and Ohio Sprint Speedweek opening night winner Kyle Larson during a hard fought battle in traffic. Haudenschild, who started third on the Arctic Cat All Star feature grid, survived an epic three car battle during the late stages of the 35-lap main event, keeping Larson and the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer in his rearview mirror. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory increased Haudenschild’s season total to three, also bumping his career win total with the series to nine.

“That was really intense,” explained Sheldon Haudenschild in victory lane. “Especially knowing that Kyle Larson was right behind me, that made it really intense. You get to lapped cars so fast here and it really makes it hard to figure out where to go. Those guys are racing for positions, also, sometimes three and four wide right in front of you. Racing in traffic actually allowed Kyle (Larson) to get underneath me at one point. Luckily, I was able to slide back underneath him in three and four and make it stick. I didn’t see him much after that. That was a lot of fun.”

The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild led the first five circuits at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday evening, eventually losing the lead to NASCAR Sprint Cup series regular Kyle Larson on the bottom side of the speedway on lap six. Sheldon Haudenschild made his first bid for the top spot on laps 12 and 13, officially leading lap 13, driving by Larson in traffic. The pair dueled nearly nose to tail for the next six circuits before the main event’s first caution appeared on lap 20. Caution flags appeared once again on lap 21, disrupting the feature field for the second and final time of the evening.

Green flag conditions returned for good with Sheldon Haudenschild back on the point. The last 14 laps proved to be more than challenging for the pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms/No. 93, pressured on several occasions by Kyle Larson and Tim Shaffer, all while attempting to negotiate heavy traffic. Despite the pressure, Haudenschild prevailed, keeping the point position despite multiple slide job attempts by Kyle Larson and challenges by Tim Shaffer. Even after making accidental contact with Tim Shaffer during the closing circuits, Larson would hang on to finish in the runner-up position, followed by the “Steel City Outlaw.”

“I just can’t thank my guys enough for their hard work,” said Sheldon Haudenschild. “They work their tails off to keep everything in shape and ready to go. I owe this all to them. Tonight was a lot of fun. Hopefully we can keep this going tomorrow night at Millstream.”

Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will continue with round three on Sunday evening, June 19, at the Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio. The Randy and Lisa Hammer promoted half-mile did not host an Ohio Sprint Speedweek program last season, but did host the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on two separate occasions in 2015, one during the month of July and one in September. Cody Darrah and Dale Blaney were the victors, each scoring $5,000 victories.

Millstream Speedway will open pit gates at 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, June 19. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 4:45, followed by Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions hot laps at 5:30. Racing is scheduled to hit the half-mile at 6:30. Those seeking additional information should visit Millstream Speedway live on the Web at www.millstreamspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results - Waynesfield Raceway Park - Saturday, June 18, 2016:
Event: Ohio Sprint Speedweek Night #2
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 47 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer - 10.534 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney - 10.438 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Kyle Larson
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Tim Shaffer
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Dean Jacobs
Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Byron Reed
JE Pistons Dash: Kyle Larson
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cale Thomas (+10)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Travis Philo
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Dean Jacobs
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Cap Henry
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.1-Dale Blaney, 10.438; 2.57-Kyle Larson, 10.500; 3.71-Jamie Veal, 10.575; 4.11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.617; 5.49-Tim Shaffer, 10.658; 6.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 10.667; 7.35-Stuart Brubaker, 10.681; 8.38-DJ Foos, 10.691; 9.48-Danny Dietrich, 10.697; 10.4-Kasey Kahne, 10.703; 11.40-Caleb Helms, 10.737; 12.O7-Jacob Wilson, 10.750; 13.70-Danny Holtgraver, 10.753; 14.73-Chris Andrews, 10.794; 15.57X-Andrew Palker, 10.828; 16.16M-Danny Mumaw, 10.855; 17.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.858; 18.97-Dean Jacobs, 10.859; 19.22-Cole Duncan, 10.876; 20.81-Lee Jacobs, 10.885; 21.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 10.886; 22.5-Byron Reed, 10.909; 23.8-Bryan Sebetto, 10.918; 24.4K-Kody Kinser, 10.947; 25.49D-Shawn Dancer, 10.959; 26.11N-Randy Hannagan, 10.970; 27.60-Kory Crabtree, 10.978; 28.91-Cale Thomas, 10.991; 29.10H-Chad Kemenah, 10.996; 30.8M-TJ Michael, 11.009; 31.33M-Caleb Griffith, 11.059; 32.21-Cap Henry, 11.069; 33.41X-Dominic Scelzi, 11.133; 34.46AU-Stuart Williams, 11.136; 35.12-Daniel Harding, 11.177; 36.5M-Max Stambaugh, 11.202; 37.25AU-Jack Lee, 11.212; 38.5T-Travis Philo, 11.229; 39.49H-Bradley Howard, 11.319; 40.59J-Kirk Jeffries, 11.324; 41.4S-Danny Smith, 11.341; 42.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 11.549; 43.46-Michael Bauer, 11.715; 44.AUS96-Andy Caruana, 11.901; 45.27-Cody Gallogly, 12.419; 46.96AU-Bruce White, 12.811; 47.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 99.720;
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Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson[4] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 3. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[3] ; 4. 38-DJ Foos[2] ; 5. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[7] ; 6. 4K-Kody Kinser[8] ; 7. 73-Chris Andrews[6] ; 8. 60-Kory Crabtree[9] ; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson[5] ; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams[10] ; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard[11] ; 12. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[12]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps)
1. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 71-Jamie Veal[3] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 5. 4-Kasey Kahne[5] ; 6. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 7. 49D-Shawn Dancer[8] ; 8. 12-Daniel Harding[9] ; 9. 5M-Max Stambaugh[10] ; 10. 25AU-Jack Lee[11] ; 11. AUS96-Andy Caruana[12] ; 12. 16M-Danny Mumaw[6]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps)
1. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 5. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 6. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[8] ; 7. 4S-Danny Smith[10] ; 8. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[11] ; 9. 46-Michael Bauer[12] ; 10. 22-Cole Duncan[1] ; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich[3] ; 12. 33M-Caleb Griffith[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps)
1. 5-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 5. 21-Cap Henry[8] ; 6. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 7. 8-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[3] ; 9. 96AU-Bruce White[10] ; 10. 27-Cody Gallogly[9]

Dash 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson[1] ; 2. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 4. 49-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 7. 71-Jamie Veal[5] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 12-Daniel Harding[2] ; 2. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1] ; 3. 25AU-Jack Lee[4] ; 4. 4S-Danny Smith[7] ; 5. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[8] ; 6. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[6] ; 7. 46-Michael Bauer[9] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[5] ; 9. 96AU-Bruce White[12] ; 10. AUS96-Andy Caruana[10] ; 11. 5M-Max Stambaugh[3] ; 12. 27-Cody Gallogly[11] ; 13. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[13]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[2] ; 3. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 4. O7-Jacob Wilson[3] ; 5. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[14] ; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree[12] ; 7. 16M-Danny Mumaw[7] ; 8. 73-Chris Andrews[5] ; 9. 12-Daniel Harding[15] ; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 11. 33M-Caleb Griffith[13] ; 12. 22-Cole Duncan[8] ; 13. 8-Bryan Sebetto[9] ; 14. 4K-Kody Kinser[10] ; 15. 49D-Shawn Dancer[11] ; 16. 46AU-Stuart Williams[16]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 2. 57-Kyle Larson[1] ; 3. 49-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[12] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[11] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[6] ; 7. 11N-Randy Hannagan[16] ; 8. 71-Jamie Veal[7] ; 9. 91-Cale Thomas[19] ; 10. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs[14] ; 12. 5-Byron Reed[10] ; 13. 4-Kasey Kahne[18] ; 14. 1-Dale Blaney[21] ; 15. 21-Cap Henry[20] ; 16. 35-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 17. 8M-TJ Michael[15] ; 18. 38-DJ Foos[13] ; 19. 70-Danny Holtgraver[23] ; 20. 48-Danny Dietrich[22] ; 21. O7-Jacob Wilson[24] ; 22. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 23. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[17] ; 24. 60-Kory Crabtree[25] ; 25. 40-Caleb Helms[5]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Standings (6/18/2016):
1. Kyle Larson: 296
2. Chad Kemenah: 286
3. Cale Thomas: 274
4. Byron Reed: 272
5. Sheldon Haudenschild: 266
6. Lee Jacobs: 260
7. Travis Philo: 260
8. Dale Blaney: 258
9. Dean Jacobs: 258
10. Stuart Brubaker: 256

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (6/18/2016):
1. Dale Blaney: 1778
2. Chad Kemenah: 1752
3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 1648
4. Cap Henry: 1602
5. T.J. Michael: 1578
6. Lee Jacobs: 1560
7. Danny Holtgraver: 1558
8. Kraig Kinser: 1498
9. Caleb Helms: 1480
10. Andrew Palker: 1376

About Cometic Gasket:

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord Township, Ohio, Cometic Gasket has maintained its deep roots in the powersports industry while expanding to service the Domestic Automotive, Sport Compact, V-twin, Marine, Diesel, Agricultural, Industrial and Stationary Power markets. Today, Cometic Gasket offers over 85,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer
Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions



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