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  1. Shane Stewart looks to build momentum at Devil’s Bowl with new CJB Motorsports team MESQUITE, TX – April 8, 2019 – Oklahoma native Shane Stewart is looking forward to heading home this weekend — kind of. The World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is returning to historic Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Friday April 12, and Saturday, April 13 — a track Stewart now considers home and has circled on his calendar. The Mesquite, Texas track — where the inaugural World of Outlaws race was held in 1978 — is about four hours away from Stewart’s hometown of Bixby, Okla. With most tracks in Oklahoma either torn down, or a distant memory, Devil’s Bowl Speedway has become his surrogate hometrack. However, it’s more than just a hometrack. “Devil’s Bowl has always been one of those bigger races on the schedule,” Stewart said. “Back when I was growing up, Devil’s Bowl, besides Knoxville, was always it for me. If you look at the drivers that have won there, especially Outlaw drivers, the list is pretty deep, with a lot of history there. It’s definitely a track that everybody wants to win at.” He won at the track in 2016 and had a podium finish at the second race there last year. After an up and down early start to the season, Stewart’s hoping for similar results this year as he and his new CJB Motorsports team continue to learn each other. Stewart started off the World of Outlaws season strong, finishing second on the opening night of racing at Volusia Speedway Park, but then finished 19th and 21st the next two races. Since then his results have been a mix of top-15 and top-10 finishes — placing him currently eighth in Series points. “Our finishes haven’t really shown how we’ve been,” Stewart said. “I feel like we’ve been in contention to win three races, and I let one of them sneak away at Volusia, and we were leading the other night and had a flat at Stockton. When we Qualify in the right spot, put ourselves in the Dash, we’ve been in contention to win.” He spent the past five years driving for Kyle Larson Racing, and while each team is unique with its own personality, Stewart said there’s been no difficulties adjusting to driving the No. 5 car with 2017 Crew Chief of the Year Barry Jackson. Jackson agrees. “He (Shane) and I, we communicate real well, and relate real well,” Jackson said. David Gravel, who moved over to Jason Johnson Racing this year, spent the last three years as Jackson’s driver, and while they found success winning more than 30 races and finishing third in points all three years together, Jackson said it’s easier to connect with Stewart. “I think with Shane and I, we come from a little bit more similar background,” Jackson said, “We’re closer in age. It’s a little harder for the older guys to work with the real young guys, at least for me. And Shane and I have a lot of similarities, and we’re clicking pretty good in that department.” What’s hindered the team this year is consistency with races, bad luck and the team’s engine program, Jackson said. After 12 years of working with Kistler Engines, Jackson said, at USA Raceway, he made the difficult decision to switch to engines from Gray Motorsports — which races in the NHRA Pro Stock division. “We kind of had some issues, kind of going on for about a year,” Jackson said about the team’s engine program. “It’s going to be a little bit of a learning experience for both them and myself. They’re great engine builders, but it’s like me going over there to try and work on a Pro Stock car or a Funny Car. It’s a whole different ball game.” He made the decision to switch engine builders after the second race at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas — where Stewart finished 21st — after about 15 hours of talking over the decision with several people. However, Jackson said he’s not sure if the engine switch is his final decision, though. Stewart finished 10th at USA Raceway and 12th at Arizona Speedway last weekend. But if there was a time to have a slow run in the season, Jackson said he wants it to be now. “Sometimes you’ve just got to get the season rolling,” Jackson said. “I don’t feel like we’ve got a chance to do that yet with all of the rain outs. If I’m going to have a little bit of a slow time in the season, as far as performance, I want it to be now. Because whenever May rolls around and you start looking at the races we have in May and the races we have in June, July and August, that’s where I want to get on a roll. Hopefully we’re getting this stuff out of the way now and we’ll be set to roll real soon.” Having run well at Devil’s Bowl Speedway previously, Stewart looks for the team chemistry and momentum to grow this weekend. “Going to different race tracks and putting yourself in different situations, knowing how to communicate with each other is one of the things that we continue to work on,” Stewart said. “I feel like we’re heading in the right direction." NEWS & NOTES • PARTY TIME AT LAKE OZARK: The night before the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series stars battle at Lake Ozark Speedway, fans have the unique opportunity meet several of the racers from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at Fat Polly’s Pub next to The Lodge at Port Arrowhead. The event will feature live music and a chance to see some of the cars up close and meet some of the drivers. Plus, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series souvenir trailer will have all of the latest specials, too. Tickets for the race are available at WorldofOutlaws.com/tix or by calling 844-DIRT-TIX. • MULTIPLE WINS: When David Gravel won on Saturday night at Arizona Speedway, he became only the second driver with more than one victory this season, joining Daryn Pittman, who won the first two Features of the year. • MR. CONSISTENCY: Brad Sweet, who won at USA Raceway on Friday and was second on Saturday at Arizona Speedway has taken over the championship lead. He’s finished in the top-five in six of his past seven races — four of which have been podium finishes, and one a victory. That’s placed him as the current Series points leader, four points ahead of reigning champion Donny Schatz. THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE WHEN & WHERE Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas for the Texas Outlaw Nationals -Grandstand gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with Hot Laps at 7 p.m., Time Trials at 7:30 p.m. and Racing at 8 p.m. ABOUT THE TRACK Devil’s Bowl Speedway is a half-mile, high-banked track. The track record is 13.530 sec. by Mark Kinser on April 24, 1999. Online – DevilsBowl.com Phone – (972) 222-2421 TICKETS Tickets can be purchased by going to WorldofOutlaws.com/tix or by calling 844-DIRT-TIX. 1/2-mile winners There have been five races on a 1/2-mile track this season. Daryn Pittman won at Volusia Speedway on Feb. 8-9. Tim Shaffer won at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Feb. 27 and Donny Schatz won in Las Vegas on Feb. 28. Aaron Reutzel won at Perris Auto Speedway on March 30. DEVIL’S BOWL SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS 2018 – Daryn Pittman on April 27, Donny Schatz on April 28 2017 - Jason Johnson on April 14, Brad Sweet on April 15 2016 - Joey Saldana on April 22, Shane Stewart on April 23 2015 - Donny Schatz on April 25 2014 - Donny Schatz on April 18, Daryn Pittman on April 19 2003 - Tyler Walker on March 15 2002 - Joey Saldana on March 16 2001 - Craig Dollansky on March 10, Joey Saldana on October 27 2000 - Danny Lasoski on March 11, Sammy Swindell on October 28 1999 - Danny Lasoski on April 24, Sammy Swindell on April 24 (1998 Winter Nat'ls finale), Gary Wright on October 15 1998 - Steve Kinser on March 21 1997 - Mark Kinser on March 22, Mark Kinser on October 18 1996 - Steve Kinser on March 23, Mark Kinser on October 19 1995 - Gary Wright on March 18, Stevie Smith on July 29, Gary Wright on October 21 1994 - Andy Hillenburg on March 19, Steve Kinser on July 30, Sammy Swindell on October 23 1993 - Steve Kinser on March 20, Gary Wright on July 31, Dave Blaney on October 23 1992 - Stevie Smith on March 21, Sammy Swindell on June 13, Steve Kinser on October 24 1988 - Dave Blaney on March 19, Steve Kinser on June 18 1987 - Sammy Swindell on March 15, Bobby Davis, Jr., on June 20 1986 - Bobby Allen on March 9, Sammy Swindell on June 21 1985 - Steve Kinser on March 3, Sammy Swindell on June 21 1984 - Steve Kinser on March 4, Bobby Davis, Jr., on May 4, Jeff Swindell on June 22 1983 - Doug Wolfgang on April 22, Ron Shuman on June 24 1982 - Bobby Davis, Jr., on March 20, Steve Kinser on June 25 1981 - Danny Smith on March 14, Doug Wolfgang on March 21, Ron Shuman on June 26 1980 - Doug Wolfgang on March 15, Sammy Swindell on March 22, Sammy Swindell on June 27, Sammy Swindell on September 13 1979 - Steve Kinser on March 31, Sammy Swindell on September 8 1978 - Jimmy Boyd on March 18, Sammy Swindell on September 16 ON THE INTERNET World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series – Woosprint.com Twitter – Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws - @WorldofOutlaws Instagram – Instagram.com/WoOSprint - @woosprint Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws YouTube – YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws DIRTVision – Dirtvision.com – Get your Fast Pass to watch all races LIVE for only $39/month Twitter – Twitter.com/DIRTVision - @DIRTVision Facebook – Facebook.com/WatchDIRTVision DRIVER INFO Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter: Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49 Brent Marks – @bmracing19 Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz Ian Madsen – @IanMadsen Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A Jason Sides – SidesMotorsports.com (not on Twitter) Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s Shane Stewart – @shanestewart_5 Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17 AROUND THE TURN: After a week off, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will continue its Spring tour Friday, April 26, at Lake Ozark Speedway in Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., Saturday, April 27, at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. and Sunday, April 28, at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. 2019 STATS There have been 11 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season. FEATURE WINNERS (9 different drivers) Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins 1 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2 2 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1 -- Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1 -- Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1 DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (23 different winners) Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins 1 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 5 2 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 4 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4 3 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 3 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 3 4 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 2 – Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 2 -- Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2 5 – Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1 – Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1 – Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1 – Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1 – Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1 – Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1 – Willie Croft, Roseville, Calif. – 1 -- Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1 -- David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1 -- Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1 DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (9 different drivers) Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins 1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2 -- Sheldon Haundenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2 2 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1 -- Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1 LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (9 different drivers) Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins 1 – Cale Conley, Vienna, W.Va. – 1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1 – Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 1 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1 – Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1 -- Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1 -- Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1 C-MAIN WINNERS (1 driver) Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins 1 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1 PODIUM FINISHES (15 different drivers) Rank – Driver, Hometown - # of podiums 1 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 5 2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 4 3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3 -- David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 3 4 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2 – Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2 4 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1 -- Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1 -- Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1 HARD CHARGER AWARD (10 different drivers) Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards 1 – Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 2 2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1 – Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1 -- Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1 -- Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1 – Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1 -- Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1 TOTAL LAPS LED (12 different drivers) Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps 1– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 53 2 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 36 3 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 32 – Sheldon Haundenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 32 4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 31 5 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 30 -- Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 30 6 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 29 7 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 25 8 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 18 9 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 15 10 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 14 QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (8 different drivers) Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs 1 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2 2 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1 FASTEST IN PRACTICE (8 different drivers) Rank – Driver, Hometown - # of times fastest 1 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3 (Two sets of Hot Laps at Arizona Speedway) 2 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2 3 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1 2019 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners No./ Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins) 1. Friday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (1) 2. Saturday, Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (2) 3. Sunday, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park/ Baberville, Fla. / Rainout-Canceled 4. Friday, Feb. 22 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Texas / Rainout-Canceled 5. Saturday, Feb. 23 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, Texas / Rainout-Canceled 6. Wednesday, Feb. 27 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Tim Shaffer (1) 7. Thursday, Feb. 28 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (1) 8. Friday, March 8 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled 9. Saturday, March 9 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Ian Madsen (1) 10. Friday, March 15 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Carson Macedo (1) 11. Saturday, March 16 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Logan Schuchart (1) 12. Friday, March 22 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled 13. Saturday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Rainout-Rescheduled for Sept. 11 14. Friday, March 29 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, Calif. / David Gravel (1) 15. Saturday, March 30 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Aaron Reutzel (1) 16. Friday, April 5 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (1) 17. Saturday, April 6 / Arizona Speedway / Queen Creek, Ariz. / David Gravel (2) 2019 World of Outlaws Championship Top 10 (Through Arizona Speedway) Pos. Car Driver Total Diff Wins Top 5's Top 10's Entered Started Earnings 1 49 Brad Sweet 1546 0 1 8 10 11 11 $42,350 2 15 Donny Schatz 1542 -4 1 7 11 11 11 $35,700 3 83 Daryn Pittman 1532 -14 2 5 9 11 11 $47,150 4 2 Carson Macedo 1464 -82 1 2 9 11 11 $31,950 5 41 David Gravel 1460 -86 2 3 6 11 11 $34,850 6 1S Logan Schuchart 1444 -102 1 2 7 11 11 $27,100 7 18 Ian Madsen 1414 -132 1 5 5 11 11 $29,225 8 5 Shane Stewart 1414 -132 0 2 6 11 11 $20,850 9 17 Sheldon Haudenschild 1408 -138 0 3 6 11 11 $18,550 10 19 Brent Marks 1254 -292 0 0 1 11 9 $9,475
  2. Madsen Dominates World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars in Tulare TULARE, CA – March 9 – Last year’s World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Ian Madsen claims one of his weak points has been short tracks. Not anymore. The Australian won everything there was to win at the third-mile Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., Saturday night. Not even a couple of rain showers could slow him down. His team has been working hard to get the KCP Racing car better on the California short tracks, and “it showed tonight,” said Madsen, as he earned his first victory of the season with championship leader Daryn Pittman second and Sheldon Haudenschild in third. Madsen, who hails from St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia, started the night fastest in practice — three tenths faster than second fastest Donny Schatz. He followed that up by claiming his second pole of the season. Then he dominated the first Heat race of the night, crossing the line about one second ahead of second place Tim Kaeding. That led to him being the first driver to draw for the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and leaving seven other drivers disappointed by drawing the pole. A heavy rain shower lingered over the track for about 15 minutes in between Madsen’s Heat and the Dash. It only made him faster. Again, in dominating fashion, he led every lap of the Dash, this time finishing close to two seconds ahead of second-place Pittman. While he already dominated everything up to the Feature, Madsen showed his true speed in the final 35 laps of the night. He pulled away to an early lead, but “The Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer showed muscle early on, keeping pace with Madsen. It didn’t last though. By lap 10, Pittman slid his way underneath Shaffer for second and began to hunt Madsen. Pittman, coming off a heartbreaking runner-up finish in Las Vegas, looked to be the only driver all night who could contend with Madsen. While Madsen battled lap traffic, Pittman closed the gap between them to about a couple of car lengths. And that was as close as he was going to get to the #18’s bumper. Madsen found his rhythm in lap traffic, pulling away to about a four second lead over Pittman, whose #83 Roth Motorsports car was able to close on Madsen again, but only to a second-and-a-half gap. “Ian was good. We just got beat,” said Pittman, of Owasso, Okla. “I liked the track conditions before it rained, but it is what it is.” Like Madsen, Pittman was unsure how he would perform at the Tulare short track, coming off strong performances at half-mile speedways. “We were kind of curious how our car was going to shake out at a smaller place,” he said. “We kind of got both spectrums there of super dry early in the night and pretty wet after the rain and the car was really good.” Both Madsen and Pittman drive a KPC Chassis, which is located nearby in Fresno, Calif. Aside from leading every lap, Madsen’s dominance was showcased by him lapping the field up to 11th-place and catching 10th-place Donny Schatz toward the end of the race. “It was just unreal,” Madsen said in almost disbelief, standing on the front stretch podium. “To get the clean sweep tonight is pretty awesome.” Madsen’s best finish at Thunderbowl Raceway had been 12th. Of his previous three wins, the smallest track he had won at is the 3/8th-mile Deer Creek Speedway in Minnesota. “I feel like we’ve been working hard toward this for the last two years,” Madsen said. “It’s really good to see some good results pay off.” While Pittman finished second, he said he won’t hang his head on the finish. He continues to lead the Series’ championship standings over second-place Donny Schatz — adding 16 points to his cushion between the 10-time Series champion. This is the first time in the storied history of the California-based Roth Motorsports team it continues to lead the points through the Series month-long California swing. The Series continues its trek through California next weekend on Friday, March 15, at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., and March 16 at the Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. Even though Madsen began the California tour dominating Thunderbowl Raceway, to him there is still a question on how he’ll perform at the upcoming races. “We ran good at Stockton last year and Chico we’ve been hit or miss, so we’ll see what happens,” Madsen said. “Hopefully we can keep it (momentum) going through the Cali-swing.” As always, you can catch all the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on DIRTVision.com. World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Race Report NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) — 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1][$10,000]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [2][$5,500]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4][$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$2,800]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3][$2,500]; 6. 5-Shane Stewart [10][$2,300]; 7. 26-Cory Eliason [11][$2,200]; 8. 2-Carson Macedo [7][$2,100]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [14][$2,050]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$2,000]; 11. O-Bud Kaeding [15][$1,500]; 12. 41-David Gravel [12][$1,200]; 13. 9-Kasey Kahne [8][$1,100]; 14. 4-Terry McCarl [16][$1,050]; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [22][$1,000]; 16. 45-Chad Kemenah [24][$900]; 17. 68-Chase Johnson [17][$800]; 18. 19-Brent Marks [20][$800]; 19. 1S-Logan Schuchart [25][$]; 20. 7S-Tim Kaeding [6][$800]; 21. 17W-Shane Golobic [13][$800]; 22. 83JR-Giovanni Scelzi [23][$800]; 23. 88N-DJ Netto [19][$800]; 24. 11K-Kraig Kinser [21][$800]; 25. 16A-Colby Copeland [18][$800]; Lap Leaders: Ian Madsen 1-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 45-Chad Kemenah[+8] Qualifying — 1. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.404; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.467; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 14.488; 4. 2-Carson Macedo, 14.532; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.532; 6. 83-Daryn Pittman, 14.539; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.559; 8. 9-Kasey Kahne, 14.561; 9. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 14.571; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.572; 11. 26-Cory Eliason, 14.575; 12. 41-David Gravel, 14.576; 13. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 14.592; 14. 5-Shane Stewart, 14.605; 15. O-Bud Kaeding, 14.61; 16. 4-Terry McCarl, 14.612; 17. 17W-Shane Golobic, 14.613; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.663; 19. 88N-DJ Netto, 14.667; 20. 19-Brent Marks, 14.675; 21. 83JR-Giovanni Scelzi, 14.714; 22. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.715; 23. 45-Chad Kemenah, 14.775; 24. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 14.777; 25. 24-Rico Abreu, 14.835; 26. 7-Jason Sides, 14.913; 27. 33M-Mason Daniel, 14.93; 28. 29-Willie Croft, 14.964; 29. 68-Chase Johnson, 15.054; 30. 16A-Colby Copeland, 15.067; 31. 21-Brian Brown, 15.128; 32. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.18; 33. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.187
  3. Can Jimmy Owens Top Outlaws at Newly Reconfigured Smoky Mountain Speedway MARYVILLE, TN – Feb. 27, 2019 – The results of a major improvement project at Smoky Mountain Speedway will greet fans and racers on Saturday, March 9, and everybody from track ownership to local hero Jimmy Owens is excited to see what happens when the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series rolls into town. As part of a two-day, double-header weekend in Tennessee, the Outlaws will make their return to Smoky Mountain for the sixth annual Tennessee Tipoff. This year, the pot is a bit sweeter as $12,000 awaits the winner of a 60-lap battle around the newly resurfaced and slightly reconfigured 1/2-mile. Track personnel couldn’t be happier to kick off its racing season with “The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet,” and its home-state drivers are ready to do well in front of their loyal fans. Improvements to the entire facility have been building steadily, with an updated scoring system, scoreboard and scale house installed individually over the past several years. More recently, a new grandstand concession building and track tower were constructed for the start of the 2017 season. Still in the plans for this season are new spectator restrooms and a pavilion area. The Smoky Mountain surface might be the most impressive and challenging undertaking the track crew was able to improve. Formerly a high-banked and narrow-cornered course, track owner Roger Sellers oversaw a resurfacing that de-banked the corners by roughly six degrees and widened them out in an effort to create “better, hopefully, side-by-side racing.” In previous seasons, all traffic entered and exited the racing surface through a single on/off gate in turn one. This year, a second gate in turn two has been added, acting as an on-ramp to compliment turn one’s new off-ramp duties, in an effort to speed up the show. All-new heavy equipment has also been added to the list of tools at their disposal, including two new tractors, rollerblades, a new water truck, box rake and sheepsfoot roller. All things considered, the track will be firing on all cylinders come race day. For a track that does not host weekly racing competition, no expense has been spared in the effort to improve both the fans’ and the drivers’ experience at any of the races on the special event-based schedule. Many of whom have been giving suggestions from their perspectives. “We’ve got fans and drivers alike giving us ideas,” said track GM Casey Moses. “We’re taking all those into our notes. Little by little, we’re doing a lot.” Sellers had previously owned Tennessee RV, the state’s largest RV dealership, before selling the company to Lazydays RV of Knoxville in December. Now at the helm of his racetrack ownership, Roger said he’s just looking to improve both the fans’ and drivers’ experience when they come to his place to race. On the subject of the race itself, the competition will be fierce again this year, as multiple regional and other national drivers are expected to come into town to do battle against the Outlaws, including Scott Bloomquist, Dale McDowell, Chris Ferguson, Shannon Buckingham, Donald McIntosh and Vic Hill, among others. One outsider in particular, home-state hero Jimmy Owens, is also ready to get back into the groove, just one-and-a-half hours away from his hometown of Newport, Tennessee. “I’m really looking forward to it,” Owens said. “It means a lot when these track owners and promoters invest their time and money into something to make it just a whole lot better facility, so we can put on a lot better show for the fans.” When asked about the pressure of performing well in front of a home-state crowd, some drivers would say it has no effect on their composure or the way they approach things on race day. But “The O-Show” actually wasn’t ashamed to admit he feels a bit of added pressure to do well in front of his friends and family that make the trip out to see him race so close to home. “I feel like it’s a little more pressure in front of all my hometown guys,” Owens said. “Lots of friends and family coming to watch because we’re so close and you really want to perform well for those guys, so it’s way more nerve-wracking running at home than it is at Eldora, for example.” Owens also joked about the luxury of not having to worry about points standings for the weekend, saying “Oh heck yeah, I’d give anything not to have to points race anymore.” “Just running local, picking and choosing, being home an hour and a half later after the race is always good to do,” Owens continued. “But that whole getting done after the races and having to drive six or seven hours to get back home, that gets pretty old after a few years.” Come and see “The Newport Nightmare” and all of the Outlaws next weekend, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision with your Late Model Fast Pass! Things will get underway on Saturday with pit gates opening at 2 p.m., tier parking and grandstand gates opening at 4 p.m. and a drivers meeting set for 6 p.m. Hot laps, time trials, and racing action will begin at 6:30. Grandstand ticket prices are $30 for adults, kids 6-11 are $5, and children 5 and under are free. Tier parking tickets are $35 for adults, kids 6-11 are $10, and children 5 and under are free. Pit passes are $40 for adults, kids 11 and under are $20. For additional information, contact Smoky Mountain Speedway at (865) 856-8989 or visit the track homepage.
  4. "The Rocket Shepp" Wins His First Big Gator, Sweeps Outlaws Competition in The Sunshine State BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 16, 2019 – A Big Gator trophy and its family of four are heading back to Rocket Chassis in West Virginia as Brandon Sheppard pulled off the unthinkable on Saturday night, winning the 2019 DIRTcar Nationals Late Model championship by completing the four-race sweep of all World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series events at Volusia Speedway Park. With these victories, Sheppard now holds a DIRTcar Nationals Late Model record as the only driver to win four races in a row in the event’s history. He’s also the first to win four World of Outlaws races in a row since Tim Fuller accomplished the feat in 2009. Last year’s DIRTcar Nationals Champion, Chris Madden, wrapped up his week with a runner-up finish, bouncing back from what he said should have been another top-five run on Friday night. His teammate, two-time DIRTcar Nationals champ Shane Clanton, made it a two-three finish for Capital Race Cars. Over the past four races at Volusia, Sheppard led a total of 174 laps out of a possible 200 – all 50 on Wednesday, 39 on Thursday, 41 on Friday and 44 on Saturday. He has now won the last five World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series races at Volusia, going back to the final DIRTcar Nationals race of 2018, which he won on Feb. 17. The Mark Richards Racing team has quite a long list of accomplishments already, and Sheppard agreed that this whole week was an all-around team effort. “It’s another accomplishment that we’ve added to the list as a team,” said Sheppard, a third-generation racer from New Berlin, IL. “Our team is phenomenal, and they deserve every bit of the success that we have.” Speaking about his new DIRTcar Nationals record, Sheppard continued, “To be the first driver in history to do that, it means the world to me, especially. And I know it means the world to my guys because they work their tails off, and they expect nothing less than a win.” Just like the previous three nights, “The Rocket Shepp” grabbed the lead early and never once relinquished it. A big challenge came from Madden behind him, as he gave chase throughout the entire race, but was never able to make the move. It seemed as though the Rocket House Car was on rails the whole night, rarely upsetting the car even the slightest bit on both the high and low lines. Madden had a great race, as well, starting from the outside pole and leading the opening laps. Sheppard dove into turn one on lap seven and slid up to the top side, taking Madden’s line and the spot away. But “Smokey” got back on the horse and gave Sheppard all he could handle through the next 44 laps. His finishes of sixth on Thursday night and now second on Saturday were just the finishes he and the Skyline Motorsports team were looking for this week. It gives Madden and his crew a lot of confidence moving forward in accomplishing the goals they set out at the beginning of 2019. “Hats off to Marshall Green and Capital Race Cars,” Madden said. “We’ve had a phenomenal week ourselves to come down here and accomplish what we did and do what we’ve done was a pretty huge goal for us. I’m excited and very happy for everybody that’s supported Skyline Motorsports here. It’s just a great program, it’s going be great for us this year, and hopefully we’ll be able to get a bunch of wins.” Madden said he should have had another second-place finish on Friday night to back up Saturday’s result, but the damage to his spoiler from an incident late in the race laid those chances for a good finish to rest. However, Madden took pride in the way he raced with the rest of the field throughout the week. “We had a second-place car last night, for sure,” Madden said. “We were tit-for-tat last night for a while. I feel like the 44 and the 1 car were the best two cars here this week.” Clanton had a very consistent week with finishes of fifth, two ninths, an eighth and now a third to cap off his 2019 DIRTcar Nationals venture. He joins Darrell Lanigan as the only two drivers to score top-five finishes in each of the five completed nights of Late Model Week at Volusia. “Top-10s will bring top-fives, top-fives will bring wins,” Clanton said. “We need more wins, of course, to keep going. But we’re real satisfied with what we’ve done, to get a win at Screven and then to come here and get a top-five and no worse than ninth, it feels real good.” Starting fifth, “The Georgia Bulldog” made a steady push to third with a car that he said could have been better, but was still pleased to put into the top three. “I actually thought I had something for [the leaders],” said Clanton, the 2015 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series champion. “But with them long greens, we had a little softer tire than they did on the right front and it just got to where I couldn’t steer. It just got too tight. The cautions were helping a little bit, but once the racetrack cleaned up, they could go ahead and drive away from me.” With the conclusion of Saturday’s events, the 48th Annual DIRTcar Nationals is now officially in the books. A big thanks to all of the great race fans who came out to be a part of it! A trip to Tennessee is up next for the Outlaws, as they visit the Duck River Raceway Park and Smoky Mountain Speedway on March 8 and 9. Watch every lap of both races LIVE on DIRTVision! Abbreviated Results (click here to see the full results) Morton Buildings Feature (50 Laps) 1. 1-Brandon Sheppard [3][$10,000]; 2. 44-Chris Madden [2][$5,000]; 3. 25-Shane Clanton [5][$3,000]; 4. 28-Dennis Erb [1][$2,500]; 5. 0-Scott Bloomquist [4][$2,000]; 6. 7-Ricky Weiss [8][$1,700]; 7. 29-Darrell Lanigan [18][$1,400]; 8. 6m-Mike Marlar [10][$1,300]; 9. 7r-Kent Robinson [16][$1,200]; 10. 14m-Morgan Bagley [23][$1,100]; 11. 18-Chase Junghans [14][$1,050]; 12. 3s-Brian Shirley [7][$1,000]; 13. 111-Tyler Erb [17][$950]; 14. 14-Josh Richards [20][$900]; 15. 36v-Kyle Hardy [11][$850]; 16. 99B-Boom Briggs [13][$800]; 17. B1-Brent Larson [27][$770]; 18. 1x-Chub Frank [28][$750]; 19. 40B-Kyle Bronson [9][$730]; 20. 58-Ivedent Lloyd [12][$700]; 21. 2-Brandon Overton [25][$700]; 22. 72-Mike Norris [19][$700]; 23. 39-Tim McCreadie [6][$700]; 24. 17M-Dale McDowell [15][$700]; 25. 20-Jimmy Owens [24][$700]; 26. 99jr-Frank Heckenast [21][$700]; 27. 6-Blake Spencer [29][$110]; 28. 5-Don O'Neal [22][$700]; 29. 16H-Mike Hammerle [26][$700] Hard Charger: 14m-Morgan Bagley[+13] Lap Leaders - Chris Madden: laps 1-6, Brandon Sheppard: laps 7-50.
  5. New World of Outlaws Sprint Car Driver Lineup Sets Sights on DIRTcar Nationals CONCORD, NC - January 11, 2019 - The combination of sunshine, high-speed, wheel-to-wheel racing and the mere fact fans likely haven’t seen Sprint Cars since the World Finals last fall at Charlotte, make the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park one of the most anticipated annual Sprint Car events. After a number of off-season driver changes, the excitement for Florida in February has never been higher to see if somebody can begin to unseat Donny Schatz as champion. Three of the top-five in the 2018 World of Outlaws Points Standings will debut with new teams at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile to open their 2019 campaign with The Greatest Show on Dirt. Connecticut’s David Gravel, who amassed 32 Outlaw wins in three years with CJB Motorsports, will pilot the Jason Johnson Racing No. 41, in what promises to be an emotional year for car owner Bobbi, her dream team and the entire Sprint Car community. The potent CJB No. 5 will see Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart, who spent the previous five years at Kyle Larson Racing, take over the reins of the team that returns 2017 Crew Chief of the Year Barry Jackson and has finished third in points the last three years and five times out of the last six. In a move to allow car owner Kasey Kahne, who will begin his season at Volusia as well, to compete more, Kasey Kahne Racing will only have one full-time team on the World of Outlaws tour in 2019. That left 2013 World of Outlaws Champion – Daryn Pittman – as the odd man out, but he quickly found a new home as the legendary Roth Motorsports No. 83 will return to the Series full-time with the Owasso, OK native behind the wheel. There will also be some new blood on the tour, as well. Kyle Larson Racing hired California’s Carson Macedo to compete for the 2019 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year award. Macedo, who debuted with KLR at World Finals, is coming off a career year, highlighted by a second-place finish in All Star Circuit of Champions points and a sixth-place finish at the Knoxville Nationals. The new driver and team combinations isn’t exclusive to just the World of Outlaws regulars as Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss, Cory Eliason and Terry McCarl will be at DIRTcar Nationals in their new rides. Bayston and Zearfoss will pilot twin Pete Grove entries, Eliason has landed the Rudeen Racing ride and McCarl has combined forces with Destiny Motorsports for 2019. 2019 will present new opportunities for some of Sprint Car racing’s biggest names and they will all look to hit the ground running in just 26 days at Volusia Speedway Park. The 2019 DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia run February 5-16 and tickets can be purchased here.
  6. Music to Our Ears! Outlaws Invading Nashville in 2019 Inaugural Music City Outlaw Nationals Will See Dirt Go Down May 31-June 1 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway CONCORD, NC – November 14, 2018 – Many outlaws have crossed through the Nashville music scene over the years, but for the first time in history the World of Outlaws and their 900 horsepower Sprint Cars will crank up the volume on May 31 and June 1 in Music City. The quarter-mile track at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway will be covered in dirt for the inaugural Music City Outlaw Nationals, one of Sprint Car Racing’s biggest weekends next season paying $15,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start on Friday, May 31, and $25,000-to-win and $1,500-to-start on Saturday, June 1. Along with the City of Nashville and the World of Outlaws, Brewco Marketing Group and Motorsports Strategy Group are key partners in bringing the World of Outlaws to Nashville. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to be partnering with World Racing Group to host the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in Nashville for the Music City Outlaw Nationals,” said Todd Wilkerson of Brewco Marketing Group, co-promoter of the event with Jason Rittenberry of Motorsports Strategy Group. “Dirt Track Racing as a whole is on a huge upswing right now and the World of Outlaws are at the center of that popularity increase. Our group is excited to bring this motorsports and music weekend to the Music City.” The on-track action will no doubt be the center of attention, but an event of this magnitude in Music City USA can’t go off without a concert, too, creating a can’t-miss weekend of music on the track and off. “The World of Outlaws puts on more than 90 exhilarating events throughout the year, but the Music City Outlaw Nationals is going to be special,” World of Outlaws COO Tom Deery said. “This will be the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series only visit to Tennessee and what better place than right in the heart of one of the country’s most vibrant cities. We are looking forward to working with the City of Nashville and the Nashville Convention and Visitors bureau to bring exciting motorsports events to the Music City. This is the ultimate destination event for teams, fans and sponsors that we envision evolving into our sport’s marquee events.” The proven track crew that delivers 12 consecutive nights of DIRTcar Nationals action in February at Volusia Speedway Park, breathtaking Super DIRT Week racing in October at Oswego Speedway, and championship-level moments at the World Finals in November at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, will be in charge of transforming Nashville’s paved quarter-mile track into a dirt venue where the Outlaw stars can showcase slide jobs and wheel-to-wheel, high-speed thrills. “Having dirt and the World of Outlaws in Nashville at the historic Fairgrounds Speedway is something we have been looking forward to, and we anticipate some heart-pounding racing from the stars and cars of The Greatest Show on Dirt,” added Rittenbery. Included in bringing the Outlaws to Nashville will be improved fencing and raised walls to ensure the facility is in perfect shape for the Music City Outlaw Nationals. Thursday, May 30 Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway will be available for practice for teams wishing to dial in their setup around the ¼-mile bullring. Tickets to the inaugural Music City Outlaw Nationals are available today! As always, if you can’t make it to the track watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com!
  7. Ian Madsen Gets First Win of Season During Saturday Afternoon Portion of World Finals at Charlotte CHARLOTTE, NC – November 3, 2018 – Australian Ian Madsen will be named the 2018 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year and accentuated that honor with his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature win of the year Saturday afternoon during World Finals presented by Can-Am action at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Tim Shaffer surged late to finish second with 20th-starting Logan Schuchart completing the podium. Tim Shaffer and Aaron Reutzel led the field to Green on the daytime dry, slick racing surface but it was Madsen taking control off of turn four to lead the opening lap. Shane Stewart, who started beside Madsen in row two, found speed on the cushion blasting to the lead on Lap 5. It’s no secret it’s been a challenging year for Shane Stewart and that continued Saturday afternoon as a flat tire on the Kyle Larson Racing No.2 on Lap 13 summarized their 2018 season. Madsen inherited the lead for the double-file restart, but all eyes were on 20th-starting Logan Schuchart and 17th-starting Greg Wilson who made their way into the top-five before the half-way point. The ensuing restart saw Brian Brown go for a vicious ride through turn one and two. Brown was uninjured in the accident. When action resumed, Wilson and Schuchart jockeyed for the runner-up position as they both reeled in the KCP Racing No.18. With Madsen out front, Wilson glued to the bottom and Schuchart banging down the cushion, the capacity crowd at The Dirt Track at Charlotte roared with excitement as they nearly went 3-wide for the lead. With five laps remaining a caution for Brent Marks halted the torrid battle for the lead with Madsen out front followed by Schuchart and Wilson. The single-file restart gave Schuchart the opportunity to set up a pass for the lead, but Madsen powered away convincingly Tim Shaffer reclaimed third from Wilson before the Red Flag flew for Parker Price-Miller, who tipped lightly on his side, with three laps remaining. With one last restart, Schuchart again looked to the bottom side for the lead but brushed off his speed and allowed Tim Shaffer to regain second as Ian Madsen went on to win his third career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature. “This is an awesome feeling. We’ve been coming to this event every year and it keeps getting bigger and bigger. It’s awesome to be a part of the World Finals,” a relieved Madsen said. “Day-time racing is tricky, especially when the preferred racing line kept changing. I saw Logan behind me and I know he’s particularly good on these type of race tracks,” the Australian added before thanking his KCP Racing Team and saying hello to all of his family, friends and car owner, who are scattered around the world. Tim Shaffer and 20th-starting Schuchart completed the podium. Shaffer found speed late, said he wished there were 10 more laps and referenced how strong he felt when he pulled the wing all the way back. Schuchart, who earned KSE Hard Charger honors, emphasized that he wanted to get the win for Drydene Performance, who announced Thursday a multi-year partnership with both Shark Racing cars and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. 12th-starting Spencer Bayston charged to fourth with Greg Wilson fading late, but still officially being scored with a strong 17th to fifth run. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series completes its 40th Anniversary Season with the night portion of the World Finals presented by Can-Am double-header at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway! As always, watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com! Feature: (30 Laps): 1. 18-Ian Madsen [3][$12,000]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [20][$3,200]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [12][$2,800]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [17][$2,500]; 6. 5-David Gravel [10][$2,300]; 7. 83-Cory Eliason [15][$2,200]; 8. 22-Carson Macedo [8][$2,100]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2][$2,050]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [21][$2,000]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [18][$1,500]; 12. 4-Kasey Kahne [13][$1,200]; 13. 5M-Kerry Madsen [11][$1,100]; 14. 9-Daryn Pittman [25][$50]; 15. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [14][$1,000]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [27][$]; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen [28][$]; 18. 41-Joey Saldana [24][$1,000]; 19. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$1,000]; 20. 19-Brent Marks [26][$]; 21. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [16][$1,000]; 22. 13-Paul McMahan [5][$1,000]; 23. 7S-Jason Sides [29][$]; 24. 44-Trey Starks [23][$1,000]; 25. 71X-Dominic Scelzi [22][$1,000]; 26. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [19][$1,000]; 27. 19P-Paige Polyak [9][$1,000]; 28. 2-Shane Stewart [4][$1,000]; 29. 21-Brian Brown [6][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: Ian Madsen 1-4, 13-30; Shane Stewart 5-12; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+17] Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 19P-Paige Polyak, 12.724; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.727; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.728; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.771; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.785; 6. 5M-Kerry Madsen, 12.8; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.811; 8. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.818; 9. 44-Trey Starks, 12.835; 10. 4-Kasey Kahne, 12.862; 11. 41-Joey Saldana, 12.899; 12. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.916; 13. 19-Brent Marks, 12.919; 14. 17A-Austin McCarl, 12.98; 15. 7-Lynton Jeffrey, 12.991; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.009; 17. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 13.011; 18. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.052; 19. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.053; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.069; 21. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.108; 22. 71H-Randy Hannagan, 13.154; 23. 1X-Scott Hunter, 13.232; 24. 11-Carl Bowser, 13.248; 25. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.502; 26. 14-Jeremy Hill, 14.819 Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.607; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.648; 3. 5-David Gravel, 12.675; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.722; 5. 22-Carson Macedo, 12.729; 6. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.735; 7. 21-Brian Brown, 12.756; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.763; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.792; 10. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 12.832; 11. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 12.838; 12. 71X-Dominic Scelzi, 12.889; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.918; 14. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.921; 15. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.925; 16. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 12.994; 17. 35-Justin Henderson, 13.037; 18. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 13.156; 19. 49K-Scott Kreutter, 13.166; 20. 97-Caleb Helms, 13.188; 21. 5A-Justin Barger, 13.229; 22. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.248; 23. 5B-Dale Blaney, 13.312; 24. 84-Tom Harris, 13.482; 25. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.505; 26. 49D-Shawn Dancer, NT Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 19P-Paige Polyak [1]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 4-Kasey Kahne [4]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 7. 71H-Randy Hannagan [8]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [6] Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 83-Cory Eliason [3]; 4. 41-Joey Saldana [4]; 5. 17A-Austin McCarl [5]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [6]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 8. 1X-Scott Hunter [8]; 9. 14-Jeremy Hill [9] Heat #3 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 5M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [6]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [3]; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer [7]; 7. 7-Lynton Jeffrey [5]; 8. 11-Carl Bowser [8] Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 3. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [4]; 4. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [8]; 6. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [6]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 8. 49K-Scott Kreutter [7]; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard [9] Heat #5 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 2. 22-Carson Macedo [2]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 6. 35-Justin Henderson [6]; 7. 97-Caleb Helms [7]; 8. 5B-Dale Blaney [8]; 9. 49D-Shawn Dancer [9] Heat #6 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 5. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [6]; 6. 84-Tom Harris [8]; 7. 71X-Dominic Scelzi [4]; 8. 5A-Justin Barger [7] Dash - Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer; 2. 18-Ian Madsen; 3. 13-Paul McMahan; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild; 5. 19P-Paige Polyak; 6. 5M-Kerry Madsen Dash #2 - Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 2. 2-Shane Stewart; 3. 21-Brian Brown; 4. 22-Carson Macedo; 5. 5-David Gravel; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1][-]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [3][-]; 3. 71H-Randy Hannagan [7][$150]; 4. 97-Caleb Helms [6][$150]; 5. 1X-Scott Hunter [9][$150]; 6. 11-Carl Bowser [11][$125]; 7. 49K-Scott Kreutter [4][$125]; 8. 84-Tom Harris [10][$125]; 9. 40-George Hobaugh [13][$125]; 10. 14-Jeremy Hill [14][$125]; 11. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [2][$125]; 12. 51-Freddie Rahmer [5][$125]; 13. 49H-Bradley Howard [12][$125]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [18][$125]; 15. 5B-Dale Blaney [15][$125]; 16. 5A-Justin Barger [16][$125]; 17. 49D-Shawn Dancer [17][$125]; 18. 99-Skylar Gee [8][$125] Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [2][-]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1][-]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4][-]; 4. 71X-Dominic Scelzi [6][-]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [3][-]; 6. 41-Joey Saldana [5][-]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [7][$300]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8][$250]; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman [12][$225]; 10. 7-Lynton Jeffrey [11][$200]; 11. 35-Justin Henderson [16][$200]; 12. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [13][$200]; 13. O7-Gerard McIntyre [17][$200]; 14. 70-Dave Blaney [15][$200]; 15. 7K-Cale Conley [10][$200]; 16. 17A-Austin McCarl [9][$200]; 17. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [14][$200]; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen [18][$200]
  8. Price-Miller, Gravel Fastest in Qualifying as Donny Schatz Clinches 10th World of Outlaws Title Thursday at World Finals CHARLOTTE, NC – November 1, 2018 – Parker Price-Miller and David Gravel set fast time for Friday and Saturday night, respectively, but it was Donny Schatz stealing the show during Thursday’s World Finals presented by Can-Am at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. By taking the track Thursday, Schatz clinched his 10th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Championship, and fifth straight, aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No.15. Schatz will look to add to his 21 wins in 2018 this weekend after going eighth and fourth quick during Qualifying Thursday evening. Indiana’s Parker Price-Miller was the quickest of the 52 cars signed in during Friday’s Qualifying with a lap of 12.607 with David Gravel setting the mark for Saturday’s Qualifying with a lap of 12.686. Both drivers set overall fast time from Flight B. The young lady from Tiffin, OH, Paige Polyak was fastest in Flight A for Friday while Price-Miller, in one of three Indy Race Parts entries this weekend, was fastest in Flight A for Saturday. Soon to be named the 2018 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, Ian Madsen positioned himself nicely for the weekend going third and fourth quick. Last year’s Rookie of the Year, Sheldon Haudenschild also had a strong evening, as he will start from the front row of his Heat Race both nights. In his first night aboard a Kyle Larson Racing entry, Carson Macedo went fifth and third quick, respectively, to earn a front row starting spot in both of his Heats as well. Tennessee’s Paul McMahan, Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer and Australia’s Kerry Madsen will also be on the front row of their Heats both nights. Madsen is aboard a second CJB Motorsports entry for the weekend. The evening went relatively smoothly for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, as the only caution during Green Flag action came when Kasey Kahne lost a wheel and spun on his second Qualifying lap. Kahne was still able to go 10th and ninth quick during his sessions and will be ready to go when racing action gets underway. Ohio’s Shawn Dancer had mechanical issues and did not record a lap for either Friday or Saturday. For full Friday Qualifying results, click here. For full Saturday Qualifying results, click here. Friday’s World Finals presented by Can-Am is still on as scheduled, stay tuned to World of Outlaws and The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s social media channels for the most up-to-date news regarding schedule changes. As always, if you can’t make it to the track, watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com!
  9. Brad Sweet Continues Career Year with Terre Haute Triumph TERRE HAUTE, IN – October 13, 2018 – Brad Sweet’s added another page to his unforgettable 2018 season with a flag-to-flag victory at the historic Terre Haute Action Track, his ninth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the year. Donny Schatz charged from 12th to second, getting by Tim Shaffer, who completed the podium, on the Green-White-Checkered finish. Brad Sweet and Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Daryn Pittman put on a show on the final lap of the Sears Craftsman Dash finishing side-by-side. Sweet edged Pittman by 0.054 to earn the pole for the 30-Lap Feature. Sweet powered to the lead on the initial start to lead the opening circuit and reached lapped traffic on Lap 9 at the spacious Indiana half-mile. Pittman and 2001 Terre Haute Outlaw winner Tim Shaffer were in tow. At the halfway point, Donny Schatz had worked forward from his 12th-starting spot to sixth aboard the Tony Stewart Racing/Curb-Agajanian No.15. By lap 19, the nine-time Series Champion and current points leader had maneuvered to fourth. Sweet continued to work his way through traffic as Schatz closed the gap on Pittman and Shaffer for the runner-up position. Lap 27 saw Shaffer and Schatz get by Pittman for position down the backstretch and through turn three, respectively. As the White Flag flew for Brad Sweet, he would not be caught, as he had multiple lapped cars between himself and Shaffer and Schatz, who were in a torrid battle for second. It wouldn’t be that easy for the driver known as ‘The Big Cat’, however, as the caution flew for a stopped Ian Madsen as Sweet was about to take the Checkered. The caution set up a single-file, Green, White, Checkered finish with Shaffer, who was ahead of Schatz at the last completed lap, in second and Schatz in third. On the restart, Schatz quickly disposed of Shaffer in turn one and set his eyes on Sweet for his 20th victory of the season. Schatz closed the gap in each corner, but it wasn’t enough, as Sweet went on to win by .686 seconds. When asked about the late restart, Brad Sweet chuckled and said with a smile, “Well, I’ve been getting used to it. Knoxville, Black Hills, Chico and Lernerville have all had late race restarts and sometimes it’s not bad to get a clean track. I think we were just good enough to hold these guys off tonight.” “Lapped traffic was tricky. I think I made a few mistakes, but I guess I had a big enough lead,” Sweet said of the long Green Flag period to open the race, before thanking his NAPA Auto Parts crew for their continued hard work. “Terre Haute is a special place. I’ve won a non-wing USAC race here, so it’s cool to come back here and win with the World of Outlaws,” the Grass Valley, CA native added. Donny Schatz, who had passed Tim Shaffer for second on the final lap but had to go back to third for the Green-White-Checkered finish, was obviously disappointed to come up just short. “We did what we could, the car was obviously rolling to get up there on an open race track. My guys did an incredible job, we wanted to get a win,” Schatz, who earned KSE Hard Charger honors for his efforts, said. Tim Shaffer’s excellent 2018 season continued with a podium finish and he was pleased, “We had a great car, it kept coming in little by little as the race went on.” Pittman settled for fourth with Sheldon Haudenschild charging from 15th to complete the top-five. A week of rain and frigid temperatures had Terre Haute Action Track in unchartered territory during Qualifying, as 19 of the 32 cars signed in broke the existing track record set back in 1999. Brian Brown, who went out late, ended up establishing the new Terre Haute track record at 16.028, nearly a half-second faster than the existing record. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season tomorrow evening at Eldora Speedway with an early start time. Drivers Meeting is scheduled for 3:30pm, tickets for the The Greatest Show on Dirt’s final appearance of the year at ‘The Big E’ can be found here. As always, if you can’t make it to the track, watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com! Feature (31 Laps due to green-white-checkered finish): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [12][$5,500]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3][$3,200]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [2][$2,800]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [15][$2,500]; 6. 71X-Joey Saldana [6][$2,300]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [5][$2,200]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$2,100]; 9. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [7][$2,050]; 10. 5-David Gravel [4][$2,000]; 11. 14B-Christopher Bell [8][$1,500]; 12. 2-Shane Stewart [18][$1,200]; 13. 41-Carson Macedo [16][$1,100]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [14][$1,050]; 15. 4-Brock Zearfoss [9][$1,000]; 16. 39-Spencer Bayston [21][$900]; 17. 19-Brent Marks [20][$800]; 18. 83-Cory Eliason [22][$800]; 19. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [23][$800]; 20. W20-Greg Wilson [19][$800]; 21. 7S-Jason Sides [13][$800]; 22. 18-Ian Madsen [11][$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [24][$800]; 24. 99-Brady Bacon [17][$800]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-31; KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+10] Qualifying: 1. 21-Brian Brown, 16.028; 2. 71X-Joey Saldana, 16.191; 3. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 16.208; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.228; 5. 14B-Christopher Bell, 16.234; 6. 5-David Gravel, 16.235; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 16.265; 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.282; 9. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 16.32; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.324; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.326; 12. 41-Carson Macedo, 16.333; 13. 39-Spencer Bayston, 16.343; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.363; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.376; 16. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.401; 17. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.414; 18. 83-Cory Eliason, 16.467; 19. 18-Ian Madsen, 16.472; 20. 19P-Paige Polyak, 16.516; 21. 99-Brady Bacon, 16.608; 22. 2-Shane Stewart, 16.631; 23. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 16.639; 24. 19-Brent Marks, 16.662; 25. 71H-Randy Hannagan, 16.673; 26. 33M-Mason Daniel, 16.755; 27. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.872; 28. 85-Mike Terry, 17.098; 29. 28-Brian Paulus, 17.185; 30. 22M-Dan McCarron, 17.3; 31. 17K-Kendall Ruble, 17.99; 32. 71M-Paul May, NT
  10. Lance Dewease Wins Emotional Williams Grove National Open Worth $56,000 MECHANICSBURG, PA – September 29, 2018 – The all-time Williams Grove win leader, Lance Dewease, passed Brock Zearfoss on Lap 24 and never looked back to win his 15th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of his career. Dewease, full of emotion in Victory Lane, dedicated the $56,000 Champion Racing Oil National Open win to the late, great Greg Hodnett. Daryn Pittman came from eighth to second with Brian Montieth completing the podium at the famous Williams Grove Speedway. Zearfoss won the first of two Sears Craftsman Dashes to earn the pole for the 40-Lap Feature alongside Dewease, who won the second Dash. Zearfoss, who scored his first career World of Outlaws win last year at Williams Grove, got a strong start and led the opening lap. Dewease didn’t let Zearfoss out of his sights, as Brian Montieth passed Brian Brown for third on Lap 7. Zearfoss reached the back of field on Lap 8 and began to maneuver through traffic before the caution flew Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz, as the top two in World of Outlaws in points sat atop turn two, with 12 laps complete. Schatz returned at the rear but Sweet was done for the evening. The ensuing double-file restart saw Zearfoss maintain control and turn under a Dewease slide job on Lap 15 to retain the lead. Dewease was determined and not going away, chipping away on the bottom at Zearfoss’ lead. As Zearfoss once again reached traffic, Dewease got a huge run through the middle of turn one to pull even with Zearfoss down the backstretch and take command of the field to lead Lap 24. At Lap 25, World of Outlaws and Williams Grove officials made the decision to throw the caution flag to prevent a majority of teams from running out of fuel. The decision was based on the fact the air quality was so good and that there were extra parade laps in honor of Hodnett and Johnson. Following the Open Red, Zearfoss had something break on the car entering turn one and he came to a stop at the end of the frontstretch. Understandably disappointed, Zearfoss walked away from his car under his own power. Brian Montieth assumed second and threatened Dewease for the lead on the restart running his typical cushion-pounding line. Daryn Pittman found speed on the bottom and got by Monteith for second on Lap 27. At this point, Dewease had established he was the class of the field and powered away from the field, navigating traffic with ease. Pittman was formidable and quick, but never got within striking distance of Dewease as the Hall of Famer went on to win his 92nd Feature at Williams Grove and fourth National Open. “This is for Greg [Hodnett]. This whole week is about Greg. Everyone that knew him knows how great of a racer is, but he was an even better person,” Dewease said holding back tears in Victory Lane. “No one understands how difficult this week has been,” Dewease added somberly. “I wanted this one bad for this team. You always want to run well at this race, we had some bad luck last year,” Dewease said about his Kreitz Racing No.69K team. Daryn Pittman was strong and finished runner-up at the National Open for the fourth time in his career. “This weekend wasn’t about Posse or Outlaws, it was about honoring Greg and it was great to see Bobbi and Jaxx Johnson as well,” the well-spoken Oklahoman said. “I feel that were at the same pace as the 69K and that’s an accomplishment in its own right,” Pittman said with a grin. Local fan-favorite Brian Montieth finished third, the best of his National Open career, and was pleased, “We were pretty good, I’m sitting here, real proud.” Tim Shaffer finished fourth with Ryan Smith completing the top-five. Shane Stewart earned KSE Hard Charger honors coming from 22nd to ninth. Gio Scelzi was awarded $1300 from the Beerhill Gang as the National Open Rookie of the Year and Chad Trout earned $1527 from Dirt Track Digest and SprintCarUnlimited.com with the ‘Just Missed Award’. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season next Saturday, October 6 at Fulton Speedway in New York during NAPA Super DIRT Week. If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com! Feature (40 Laps): 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [2][$56,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [8][$12,000]; 3. 21X-Brian Montieth [5][$7,500]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [10][$4,000]; 5. 94-Ryan Smith [12][$3,500]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [4][$3,000]; 7. 11-T.J. Stutts [9][$2,700]; 8. 27-Paul McMahan [15][$2,500]; 9. 2-Shane Stewart [22][$2,200]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][$2,100]; 11. O7-Gerard McIntyre [13][$2,000]; 12. 39-Cory Haas [16][$1,650]; 13. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [3][$1,550]; 14. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$1,200]; 15. 51-Freddie Rahmer [28][$100]; 16. 5-David Gravel [19][$1,050]; 17. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [20][$1,000]; 18. 24-Lucas Wolfe [26][$]; 19. 18-Ian Madsen [24][$1,000]; 20. 41-Carson Macedo [18][$1,000]; 21. 19-Brent Marks [23][$1,000]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [25][$]; 23. 55K-Robbie Kendall [14][$1,000]; 24. 11K-Kraig Kinser [27][$]; 25. 15G-Jordan Givler [17][$1,000]; 26. 4-Brock Zearfoss [1][$1,000]; 27. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$1,000]; 28. 1-Logan Wagner [21][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: Brock Zearfoss 1-23, Lance Dewease 24-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Shane Stewart[+13] Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 16.25; 2. 11-T.J. Stutts, 16.318; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.41; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 16.441; 5. 21X-Brian Montieth, 16.483; 6. 5-David Gravel, 16.504; 7. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 16.541; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 16.546; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.588; 10. 1-Logan Wagner, 16.596; 11. 27-Paul McMahan, 16.606; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.612; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.625; 14. 99M-Kyle Moody, 16.66; 15. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.662; 16. 99-Bud Kaeding, 16.689; 17. 19-Brent Marks, 16.722; 18. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.832; 19. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.936; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.943; 21. 67-Justin Whittall, 16.992; 22. 27S-Adrian Shaffer, 17.193; 23. 28F-Davie Franek, 17.261; 24. 15G-Jordan Givler, 17.548; 25. 44-Trey Starks, NT Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 21-Brian Brown, 16.487; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 16.518; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.538; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.54; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.556; 6. 94-Ryan Smith, 16.602; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 16.66; 8. 39-Cory Haas, 16.675; 9. 41-Carson Macedo, 16.706; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.728; 11. 18-Ian Madsen, 16.733; 12. 1X-Chad Trout, 16.743; 13. 1W-Chase Dietz, 16.774; 14. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.778; 15. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 16.801; 16. 87-Alan Krimes, 16.846; 17. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.874; 18. 19M-Jac Haudenschild, 16.906; 19. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 16.986; 20. 58-Jim Siegel, 16.998; 21. 35-Justin Henderson, 17.096; 22. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 17.316; 23. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.35; 24. 12W-Troy Fraker, 17.836
  11. Tyler Erb and Mike Marlar put on a last-lap showdown while Sheppard and Madden acknowledge their tight points race CHILLICOTHE, OH - Sept. 29, 2018 - Getting that first win on a national tour for most young guns usually takes a lot of time and frustration. Doing it again, however, is very different, let alone on the very next night. Most people would never have bet that “Terbo” Tyler Erb would sweep both nights of the Outlaw Invasion at Atomic Speedway before this weekend, and yet, he did, taking the race lead away from runner-up Mike Marlar on a last-lap pass for the win. “It means a lot to be able to be able to race with these guys like we do and finally have the results that I feel like we should have,” Erb said. The battle amongst the leaders really began to heat up around lap 20, when Erb moved into second around Mike Marlar and Chris Madden and appeared hot on then-leader Brandon Sheppard’s tail. He made the pass for the lead on lap 23 and held it across the stripe before Sheppard dove into turn one and snatched it right back. A yellow came out just a few laps later, settling Erb alongside Marlar. Erb gave Marlar the bottom lane for the restart, which proved to be the wrong decision, as Marlar took second back immediately and ran with the spot until the final lap. Sheppard made a costly mistake getting into turn one on lap 40, allowing both Marlar and Erb to sneak by on the inside. By this time, the leaders were in deep lapped traffic, which made things a little dicey for the last ten laps. Sheppard was able to battle back on the inside to reclaim the runner-up spot briefly, before Erb found the rocket boosters, blasting by Sheppard and charging after Marlar with less than five laps to go. Corner by corner, Erb closed the gap and saw his opportunity with the white flag in the air. He threw it very hard into turn one, riding the top edge of the track, and got a big blast off of turn two, pulling dead even under Marlar as they drag raced down the backstretch. Without making any contact, Erb dive-bombed into turn three and slid up in front of Marlar to secure the spot. Down the frontstretch he came once more, a winner yet again with the World of Outlaws. Erb started a little further ahead in the field than he did the night before; 13th instead of 17th. But the track conditions were much less aggressive than the previous night, which allowed drivers to maneuver the racing grooves a bit easier. This opened up more opportunities to make clean passes, which Erb took full advantage of, picking off 12 cars total and claiming Hard Charger honors in the process. “Tonight, it was easier and harder, in a sense,” Erb said. “They left the top [groove] open for me, I mean, the whole race I think I passed every car on the top.” “The track was slower and definitely not as dangerous,” Erb continued. “But at the same time, it was very easy to make mistakes.” Mike Marlar wrapped up his weekend with another top-five finish, this time in second, after the very exciting battle with Erb in the closing laps. “The way [turns] one and two were tonight, you could get a huge run there,” Marlar said. “That lap, a guy went up in front of me and I had to maneuver him and it just broke momentum and Tyler got me.” Going down the backstretch on lap 50, Marlar and Erb were neck and neck. Marlar had a plan in case Erb tried to use the slidejob, but it came up just a bit short. “I wanted to go in there and hug to him as tight as I could,” Marlar said. “And if he didn’t pull the [slidejob] off, I maybe could have just had the momentum back by him off turn four.” Perhaps the most notable thing about the last-lap battle of Erb and Marlar was that there was no contact made at any point during the action, even when Erb completed the slidejob. Marlar went up to Erb in Victory Lane and gave him a gigantic bear hug as they celebrated a great race. It just speaks volumes about how fierce competitors can be on the track and great of friends they can be when the helmets come off. “[Tyler’s] done an awesome job,” Marlar said of Erb after the race. “I’m really proud of how well he’s come along, he’s such a great kid. It’s fun to race with him, and I fully trust him in these situations, which is nice too.” Brandon Sheppard once again found himself third on the podium at the end of the Sears Craftsman Feature. Not a bad outing for the Rocket Chassis number one, but Sheppard said he knew he had the car to beat on both nights. “Third place, we’ll take it,” Sheppard said. “I think we had the car to win the race, for sure. We had a really car, and everything was in line for us to get the win.” Ultimately, it came down to a very costly mistake on the topside of turns one and two. With just ten laps to go, Sheppard got a little too high entering turn one, throwing him up against the wall and over the top edge of the track. Marlar and Erb snuck by on the inside, and Sheppard was unable to earn the spots back. “Out front, I had the better car, I think,” Sheppard said. “I just messed up. The good thing is that I can’t say that very often.” After the race was over, sixth-place finisher Chris Madden pulled up alongside Sheppard on the frontstretch and appeared to be having some sort of impromptu dispute of fault. This was reportedly due to some prior contact made between the two on the track over both nights of action at Atomic, culminating with some crew members and Series officials gathering together near the cars in the effort to sort things out. No violent acts ensued, but tempers definitely appeared to be boiling in the high heat of this points battle. Madden declined an opportunity for comment, but Sheppard said Madden was upset over his alleged rough driving earlier in the weekend. “He was mad because we got together whenever I passed him there,” Sheppard said. “I really just don’t see a reason to be mad after what he did to me last night.” With the Chi-Town Showdown’s cancelling in observance of the World 100 at Eldora, there are now only two races left to settle this intense points battle between Mike Marlar, Chris Madden and Brandon Sheppard. The Dirt Track at Charlotte will serve as the battleground for what is sure to be two fierce nights of competition. Don’t miss a moment, order your tickets now! ABBREVIATED RESULTS - See full results Sears Craftsman Feature (50 Laps): 1. 91-Tyler Erb [13][$10,000]; 2. 157-Mike Marlar [3][$5,000]; 3. 1-Brandon Sheppard [12][$3,000]; 4. 9-Devin Moran [8][$2,500]; 5. 18c-Chase Junghans [15][$2,000]; 6. 44-Chris Madden [1][$1,700]; 7. 1g-Devin Gilpin [9][$1,400]; 8. 4G-Kody Evans [7][$1,300]; 9. 44c-Colten Burdette [10][$1,200]; 10. 7-Rick Eckert [16][$1,100]; 11. 10-Eddie Carrier [18][$1,050]; 12. 25-Shane Clanton [11][$1,000]; 13. 12-Jason Jameson [22][$950]; 14. 18-Eric Wells [20][$900]; 15. 22-Chris Ferguson [24][$850]; 16. 4B-Jackie Boggs [2][$800]; 17. 54-David Breazeale [6][$770]; 18. 9s-Chris Shannon [21][$750]; 19. 71R-Rod Conley [17][$730]; 20. B1-Brent Larson [23][$700]; 21. 20c-Duane Chamberlain [5][$700]; 22. 17-Shannon Thornsberry [14][$700]; 23. 11g-Billy Gullion [19][$700]; 24. 44f-Mark Frazier [25][$700]; 25. 99jr-Frank Heckenast [4][$700] Hard Charger Award: 91-Tyler Erb[+12]
  12. Gio Scelzi Becomes Youngest World of Outlaws Winner in Series History on Night One of the Williams Grove National Open MECHANICSBURG, PA – September 28, 2018 – On an emotional night in Pennsylvania Posse country, it was neither the locals or Outlaws in Victory Lane, as California phenom Gio Scelzi passed two-time National Open Champion David Gravel to lead Lap 16 and never looked back to win his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Victory on the opening night of the Champion Racing Oil Williams Grove National Open. Scelzi becomes the youngest driver to ever win a World of Outlaws race at the ripe age of 16 years old. Gravel settled for second with Lucas Wolfe completing the podium. Gravel won the first of two Sears Craftsman Dashes to the earn the pole for the Feature, which went 27 laps in honor of five-time Williams Grove Track Champion and 1993 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year, Greg Hodnett. Gio Scelzi won the second Dash to start outside the front row. Gravel got the jump on the initial start and led the opening circuit with Scelzi in tow. Logan Schuchart, while running third, brought out the first caution of the evening, coming to a stop on the backstretch with five laps complete. That set up the first of three double-file restarts. Gravel elected the bottom on this one, putting Scelzi to his outside. Gravel remained out front on the restart, but it was evident that Scelzi was a threat as he stayed right with the CJB Motorsports No.5 around the paperclip shaped half-mile. 2017 Track Champion Freddie Rahmer maneuvered his way into third from eighth and tried to close in on the lead duo. Sheldon Haudenschild brought out the caution with 11 laps complete and this time Gravel elected the top on the double-file restart. Again, Gravel remained out front as Scelzi took a peak underneath for the lead once again. Carson Macedo, aboard the Jason Johnson Racing No.41, brought out the final caution of the evening on Lap 15. Gravel elected the bottom on the double-file restart, once again giving Scelzi the outside. Gravel entered high into turn one and tried to catch momentum to get a run off of turn two. Scelzi pitched his Indy Race Parts No.71 hard to the bottom, couldn’t complete the slide job, but maintained speed on the bottom and pulled even with Gravel under the bridge and edged in front heading into turn three. Scelzi, now in command of the field, powered away to lead Lap 16. Lucas Wolfe moved by Freddie Rahmer into third and set his eyes on the leaders. For the first time, the leaders would reach lapped traffic as Gio Scelzi’s job was far from done. Scelzi approached traffic and Gravel closed in, looking to steal a win from the young California native. With two to go, Gravel was within three car lengths as Scelzi continued to run the cushion through traffic. Gravel pitched the car hard into turn three before coming to the White Flag. With Scelzi carrying speed on the cushion and a lapped on the bottom, there was no room for Gravel to make a last-ditch effort, as Gio Scelzi crossed under the Checkered Flag .732 seconds ahead of Gravel to become the youngest World of Outlaws winner in the Series 40-year history. “I don’t think I am ever going to believe this one,” Scelzi said in Victory Lane when track announcer Bruce Ellis asked him about the night. “I was so good at the beginning, I was afraid I wouldn’t be any good at the end. David is good here, he’s a two-time National Open winner,” Scelzi, engulfed in positive emotion, said. “I don’t know what to say, we could work anywhere. Hopefully we can Qualify good tomorrow and see what we can do,” Scelzi, who was grinning cheek-to-cheek, added about his chances tomorrow for the $56,000 payday. David Gravel settled for second and was understandably disappointed. “I didn’t know what to do on the restarts, I tried both lanes. When I was on the outside, I didn’t take off as well as I would have liked, so I went back to the bottom to try and protect myself from the slide job,” Gravel said of the pass for the lead. “Congrats to Gio, that first career win is hard to get, especially at Williams Grove,” Gravel added in good spirits. “Tomorrow is 13 more laps and pays a lot more to win, so hopefully we can finish one spot better.” Lucas Wolfe was the highest finishing local and also applauded young Scelzi, “What a tremendous result for him, congrats to him. It wasn’t a bad night for us, we passed some good cars to get up here and hopefully we can do a little better tomorrow,” Wolfe said. After Scelzi, Gravel and Wolfe crossed the finish line, Freddie Rahmer and Tim Shaffer got together battling for fourth, resulting in Shaffer ending up backwards at the bottom of turn four, bringing out the Yellow and Checkered simultaneously. Unfortunately for Shaffer, who was a couple hundred feet from a top-five finish, as the cause of the yellow, he was scored as the last car on the lead lap, which was 21st. Freddie Rahmer officially finished fourth with 12th-starting Shane Stewart completing the top-five. Donny Schatz earned KSE Hard Charger Honors coming from 22nd to complete the top ten. Logan Schuchart set Quick Time over an outstanding field of 50 cars, worth $327 courtesy of Fast Tee’s. Schuchart generously donated his bonus to Sherry Hodnett. Schatz’s effort also earned him a $500 bonus courtesy of Wicked Cushion, which he generously donated to the Hodnett family as well. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to Williams Grove Speedway tomorrow night for the $56,000 to win Champion Racing Oil National Open. Tonight’s results have no bearing on tomorrow’s program. If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com! Feature (27 Laps): 1. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [2][$10,000]; 2. 5-David Gravel [1][$5,000]; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe [5][$3,000]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [8][$2,700]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [12][$2,500]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [6][$2,200]; 7. 21X-Brian Montieth [3][$2,000]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [17][$1,800]; 9. 21-Brian Brown [7][$1,600]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [22][$1,450]; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman [13][$1,300]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [23][$1,200]; 13. 18-Ian Madsen [11][$1,100]; 14. 69K-Lance Dewease [19][$1,000]; 15. 27-Paul McMahan [21][$950]; 16. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [25][$200]; 17. 11-T.J. Stutts [14][$850]; 18. 48-Danny Dietrich [24][$750]; 19. 1X-Chad Trout [27][$25]; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen [10][$700]; 21. 49X-Tim Shaffer [9][$700]; 22. O7-Gerard McIntyre [18][$700]; 23. 39-Cory Haas [26][$]; 24. 55K-Robbie Kendall [20][$700]; 25. 41-Carson Macedo [15][$700]; 26. 94-Ryan Smith [16][$700]; 27. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][$700]; Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-15, Giovanni Scelzi 16-27 KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+12] Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 18-Ian Madsen, 16.342; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 16.365; 3. 21X-Brian Montieth, 16.404; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.409; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 16.418; 6. 5-David Gravel, 16.424; 7. 99-Bud Kaeding, 16.449; 8. 21-Brian Brown, 16.458; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.465; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.501; 11. 41-Carson Macedo, 16.501; 12. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.51; 13. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 16.536; 14. 19-Brent Marks, 16.563; 15. 39-Cory Haas, 16.563; 16. 33-Jared Esh, 16.656; 17. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.666; 18. 1W-Chase Dietz, 16.667; 19. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.721; 20. 67-Justin Whittall, 16.832; 21. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 16.891; 22. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.901; 23. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16.978; 24. 27S-Adrian Shaffer, 17.102; 25. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.298 Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.306; 2. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 16.41; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.429; 4. 44-Trey Starks, 16.454; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.458; 6. 2-Shane Stewart, 16.46; 7. 11-T.J. Stutts, 16.527; 8. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.547; 9. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 16.596; 10. 27-Paul McMahan, 16.597; 11. 94-Ryan Smith, 16.626; 12. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.628; 13. 1-Logan Wagner, 16.656; 14. 1X-Chad Trout, 16.694; 15. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.721; 16. 58-Jim Siegel, 16.757; 17. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 16.771; 18. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 16.897; 19. 19M-Jac Haudenschild, 16.961; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.965; 21. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.001; 22. 28F-Davie Franek, 17.096; 23. 35-Justin Henderson, 17.144; 24. 15G-Jordan Givler, 17.368; 25. 12W-Troy Fraker, 17.585
  13. Brad Sweet Tames Lernerville for Exciting Commonwealth Clash Victory SARVER, PA – September 23, 2018 - Brad Sweet’s fantastic 2018 season continued Saturday night at Lernerville Speedway when he passed Donny Schatz on Lap 28 to become the fourth and final different leader of the 2018 Commonwealth Clash for his eighth win on the year. Schatz settled for second with former Lernerville track champion Tim Shaffer completing the podium. Daryn Pittman won the Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole for the 35-Lap Feature, alongside Tim Shaffer. Pittman jumped out to the early lead through a caution-filled first few laps. Brent Marks fell off the race track in turn three on the opening lap, leaving David Gravel nowhere to go as the two made contact, resulting in terminal front end damage for Marks After consecutive Yellows on Lap 1, the field lined up single-file. Shaffer went for the slide job to take the lead on the restart, but Pittman turned it back under to maintain control. Shaffer was relentless in pursuit of Pittman and took the lead off of turn four to lead Lap 6 to the delight of the hometown crowd. During the long Green Flag stretch, Shaffer established a healthy lead through the heavy traffic. Donny Schatz got underneath Pittman to take second on Lap 18 and set his eyes on Shaffer. Sweet continued his way forward getting by Pittman and getting an up-close look on the battle for the lead between Schatz and Shaffer. Schatz got a good run off the cushion in turn four to slide Shaffer into turn one to take command on Lap 22. A lap later Sweet slid in front of Shaffer as the top two in Outlaw points established themselves as the class of the field as they have so many times this season. Sweet got a massive run on the nine-time Series Champion out of turn two and blasted underneath to take the lead down the backstretch and officially lead Lap 28. Sweet powered away and looked to be well on his way to his eighth victory of the year, but a caution for sixth-place running Sheldon Haudenschild with three laps to go put the celebration on hold. With less than five to go in the Feature World of Outlaws rules dictate a single-file restart, which allowed Schatz to attempt a slide job for the lead. Sweet powered around the Schatz slider to maintain the lead down the backstretch and go on to win his first Outlaw Feature at Lernerville. “I struggled for the first few years of my career at this track, it’s nice to come here and be as fast we’ve been this year. The track was great, there were so many options of where to go in lapped traffic. You could rimride on that thin ledge or get going around the bottom,” Sweet said in Victory Lane in appreciation of the racing surface. “This one is for Greg Hodnett, he was a good friend of mine. It’s been a tough year. We’ll celebrate this one a little for him and move on to the next one,” Sweet said with his heart on his sleeve. Donny Schatz bounced back from an uncharacteristic bad night at Eldora to finish second. “The track was tricky tonight, second isn’t bad, especially considering the night we had last night,” Schatz, who was forced into a Provisional for the first time in 2018 last night, said with a little grin. When asked about the late-race restart, Schatz was honest. “I didn’t have much grip and I’m not going to use Brad up or run myself off the track. Luckily, I have these [crew] guys behind me and we’ll have more grip next time we come back,” Schatz said positively. Tim Shaffer completed the podium and complimented Sweet and Schatz. “Those guys are on their game and third isn’t too bad against these guys. Those [pointing at Sweet and Schatz’ team] teams are what we are trying to build up this team up to,” Shaffer said next to his DR Racing No.49X. Logan Schuchart was strong for the second consecutive night coming home fourth with Daryn Pittman completing the top-five. Central Pennsylvania invader Danny Dietrich earned KSE Hard Charger Honors coming from 14th to sixth. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads into Central Pennsylvania next weekend for the Champion Racing Oil National Open against the Pennsylvania Posse at Williams Grove Speedway. Saturday’s Feature at The Grove will pay $56,000 to win, making it the second-highest paying event on the World of Outlaws schedule in 2018. As always, if you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com! Feature (35 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$5,500]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2][$3,200]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6][$2,800]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [1][$2,500]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [14][$2,300]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [12][$2,200]; 8. 5-David Gravel [9][$2,100]; 9. 21-Brian Brown [8][$2,050]; 10. W20-Greg Wilson [16][$2,000]; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4][$1,500]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15][$1,200]; 13. 35-Justin Henderson [20][$1,100]; 14. 2-Shane Stewart [10][$1,050]; 15. 11-Carl Bowser [19][$1,000]; 16. O7-Gerard McIntyre [13][$900]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [18][$800]; 18. 29-Dan Shetler [17][$800]; 19. C1-Clayton Riney [23][$800]; 20. 2L-Sye Lynch [21][$800]; 21. 40-George Hobaugh [22][$800]; 22. O8-Dan Kuriger [24][$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [7][$800]; 24. 19-Brent Marks [11][$800] Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-5, Tim Shaffer 6-21, Donny Schatz 22-27, Brad Sweet 28-35 KSE Hard Charger Award: 48-Danny Dietrich[+8] Qualifying: 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.56; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.617; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.625; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 12.636; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.65; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.668; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.693; 8. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.755; 9. 5-David Gravel, 12.773; 10. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.776; 11. 19-Brent Marks, 12.785; 12. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.793; 13. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.805; 14. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.831; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.878; 16. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.907; 17. 29-Dan Shetler, 12.932; 18. 2L-Sye Lynch, 12.937; 19. 11-Carl Bowser, 12.996; 20. 35-Justin Henderson, 13.036; 21. C1-Clayton Riney, 13.037; 22. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.125; 23. 2F-A.J. Flick, 13.266; 24. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.275; 25. 55-Gary Kriess, 13.312; 26. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.476; 27. 126-Bryan Salisbury, 13.534; 28. O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.534; 29. 250-Jared McFarland, 13.733; 30. 33-Brent Matus, 14.005; 31. 76-David Jones, 14.076; 32. 91-Sadie Siegel, 14.136; 33. 10P-Jim Perricone, 14.441; 34. 4K-William Kiley, 14.493; 35. 1R-Gale Ruth, 14.808; 36. 24-Jeremy Hill, NT
  14. Mother Nature stays away from the track and Chris Madden's effort to win his first Late Model National Open SELINSGROVE, PA - Sept. 22, 2018 - The track was fast and the time was right for Chris “Smokey” Madden on Saturday night at the Selinsgrove Speedway for the 20th running of the Late Model National Open, as he picked up his eighth win of 2018 and 24th career all-time with the World of Outlaws. Re-drawing the outside pole after winning his heat race, Madden took control of the Sears Craftsman Feature on lap one and never looked back, leading all 50 laps on his way to another $10,000 payday. “It’s huge where we start [from] at these big places like that,” Madden said. “But we definitely had a good racecar, no doubt.” Racetrack conditions were perfect, as there was no threat of rain (as there was the night before at Outlaw Speedway, which ended in a postponement). Three solid grooves of racing presented the fans in attendance with a great show that Madden himself approved of. “I felt like the racetrack was wide enough to race, kind of top-middle-bottom,” Madden said. “Our car was good enough to where we could maneuver around in all three lanes; very, very pleased with our racecar tonight.” Next up is the postponed feature from Friday night at the Outlaw Speedway, which will be run on Sunday, starting with hot laps at 5:30. Madden will start 10th in that event, and he hopes to just be able to make it through the race cleanly to extend his points lead over Mike Marlar. “We need to get through that race over there tomorrow and make up some positions and get up there to Mike to give ourselves a chance to win the race and also have a chance not to lose a bunch of points,” Madden said. Devin Moran posted yet another podium finish in his post-rookie campaign with a strong second place. A big battle with Marlar ensued on a restart in the closing laps of the race, as a yellow came out with two laps remaining for fourth-place running Tyler Erb when he shredded a tire. “I knew as long as I carried speed, it would be pretty tough for him to pass me,” Moran said. “The top was pretty good, so I just made sure I didn’t miss the top and it worked out for us.” New Selinsgrove Speedway track record holder Mike Marlar crossed the line in third after the battle with Moran in the closing laps. “Devin was leaving me a little bit of room under him getting in the corner,” Marlar said. “He just had that little bit of forward momentum off the corner… so he was actually pulling back ahead on the straightaway. It was fun to race with him.” Other race notes After a strong qualifying lap and a win in heat number two, Shane Clanton re-drew the pole and was looking to park it in Victory Lane on Saturday. Unfortunately, fate had different plans, as he was battling for position with Devin Moran and blew a left-front tire early on. He would come back to finish 12th. Repeat hopes for the Defending Series Champion Brandon Sheppard just got even further away, as he blew yet another engine at Selinsgrove, this time running second and challenging Madden for the lead. He starts fifth on Sunday at Outlaw Speedway. Defending Late Model National Open winner Jeff Rine was unable to repeat for his sixth title, but did make a valiant effort, coming all the way from 17th to finish fifth, picking up the Hard Charger Award in the process. ABBREVIATED RESULTS - See full results Sears Craftsman Feature (50 Laps): 1. 44-Chris Madden [2][$10,000]; 2. 9-Devin Moran [4][$5,000]; 3. 157-Mike Marlar [3][$3,000]; 4. 7-Rick Eckert [7][$2,500]; 5. 2J-Jeff Rine [17][$2,000]; 6. Of-Coleby Frye [5][$1,700]; 7. 54-David Breazeale [9][$1,400]; 8. 18c-Chase Junghans [12][$1,300]; 9. 76-Andy Haus [16][$1,200]; 10. 43a-Tyler Bare [19][$1,100]; 11. 119-Bryan Bernheisel [6][$1,050]; 12. 25-Shane Clanton [1][$1,000]; 13. 11-Austin Hubbard [11][$950]; 14. 4-Amanda Whaley [13][$900]; 15. 91-Tyler Erb [10][$850]; 16. 74-Randy Christine [14][$800]; 17. 2-Dan Stone [22][$770]; 18. B1-Brent Larson [23][$750]; 19. O6-Mike Lupfer [20][$730]; 20. 22-Brett Schadel [25][$700]; 21. 72-Jason Covert [18][$700]; 22. 1-Brandon Sheppard [8][$700]; 23. 151-Kyle Lear [24][$700]; 24. 24-Dylan Yoder [15][$700]; 25. 7r-Ross Robinson [21][$700] Hard Charger Award: 2J-Jeff Rine[+12]
  15. Brent Marks Caps Emotional Evening with Thrilling Eldora Triumph ROSSBURG, OH - September 21, 2018 — On an emotional night at one of the most famous dirt tracks in the world, Brent Marks won a thrilling race, passing fellow Central Pennsylvania Outlaw Logan Schuchart for the lead on Lap 23 and holding off a furious charge from 13th-starting Dave Blaney, Schuchart and 23rd-starting Greg Wilson. It was Marks' third career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory and first at the historic Eldora Speedway. Marks dedicated the win to Greg Hodnett, who passed tragically the night before in an unsanctioned race in Pennsylvania. Logan Schuchart won the Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole for the 30-Lap Feature, alongside David Gravel. Schuchart darted out to the early lead and Brent Marks, who started third, blasted around the bottom to take second down the backstretch. Schuchart set a torrid pace out front as Marks went to war with Kraig Kinser for the runner-up position. With Marks banging down the cushion and Kinser catfishing around the bottom, the duo battled side-by-side for the better part of five laps. As Schuchart reached heavy lapped traffic, Kinser and Marks’ battle continued and they both closed in on the Shark Racing No.1S. Kinser edged Marks by a nose at the line on Lap 12, which would prove crucial as the caution would fly for Parker Price-Miller, who lost a left rear tire running in the top ten. Schuchart elected the bottom on the double-file restart, moving Kinser to his outside. Kinser, who was glued to the bottom prior to the caution, fell back on the start, as Marks moved back into second. Some contact the following lap between a slew of cars in the top ten, sent Gio Scelzi high into turn one, grazing the wall. Scelzi came down off the wall and got together with Daryn Pittman, resulting in the Kasey Kahne Racing No.9 upside down. Both drivers were uninjured but done for the evening. The ensuing double-file restart saw Schuchart again choose the bottom with Marks to his outside this time. Schuchart remained in command with Marks in tow. 13th-starting Dave Blaney threw his name in the ring, battling Gravel and Kinser for the third position, three-wide at times. Simultaneously, 23rd-starting Greg Wilson was coming, in typical Greg Wilson Eldora fashion, glued to the inside guard rail. Back up front, Marks was closing in on Schuchart and threw a slide job for the lead into turn one on Lap 23. Schuchart fought back underneath Marks to maintain the lead going into turn three, where he went to the bottom. Marks put his family-owned No.19 right up against the wall, grabbing the cushion off of turn four and taking command of the field to lead the lap. Marks powered away from Schuchart, who now had his hands full with the hard-charging Blaney and Wilson. Blaney took second from Schuchart and set his sights on Marks. After Marks got held up ever so slightly in traffic, Blaney attempted a slide job in turn three with three laps remaining, but Marks stayed on the gas and powered around the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame member to maintain control. Blaney’s slide job attempt for the lead cost him momentum as Wilson and Schuchart, who found late race speed right up against the outside wall, caught and surpassed the veteran by the White Flag. But tonight, there was no catching Brent Marks, as the Myerstown, PA native went on to win his third World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of the season and of his career. “We’re all really thinking about Greg [Hodnett] and his family, he’s somebody I’ve respected tremendously throughout my whole career and was always a fan of growing up in Central Pennsylvania. This race is for him and his whole family and everyone back in Pennsylvania mourning his loss,” an emotional Marks said to a large applause from the Eldora Speedway crowd. “This is awesome, I can’t believe I won a race at Eldora. This is my first Outlaw win that my Mom and Dad were able to see. I can’t thank my guys Jesse and Dallas enough, and we just added Jim Shuttlesworth. Last week was our first weekend together, we kept talking and improving throughout the night and working together well. This is special, I can’t believe I’m standing in Victory Lane at Eldora,” Marks added. When asked about the race itself, Marks talked about the tricky cushion, “I knew I needed to be more aggressive on the wall, but the top was right up against the wall and I didn’t want to tear this thing up. I changed my entry into turn three and Logan started coming to me,” “I can’t believe it’s my sophomore season with the World of Outlaws and I have three wins now, I can’t thank everyone who helps out with this operation enough,” Marks concluded. Fellow Central Pennsylvania native Logan Schuchart settled for second after leading 22 laps, “It’s tough, lapped cars are so hard to judge. It’s hard leading a race and knowing where to go, I didn’t feel as comfortable up top and I felt I was slowing down, so I moved down. Brent drove a great race.” “This is all for the Heffner Racing No.27 team and everybody back home, we’ve got a couple of PA boys up front and this is all for them,” Schuchart added with emotion. The obvious KSE Hard Charger was 23rd-starting Greg Wilson who finished on the podium for the second time this year at Eldora. “We’re good when it slicks off. This is how the tracks need to be. The race track was awesome tonight, there was passing,” Wilson said before reflecting about the recent tragedy in Sprint Car Racing. “My heart goes out to the Hodnett family. I woke up this morning and looked at my wife and girls and wondered if I should keep doing this. I love it, though. I wouldn’t trade this opportunity to race with my wife and kids at Eldora in front of all you fans for anything,” Wilson, the Ohio native, said to a thunderous roar from the crowd. Dave Blaned faded to fourth in the closing laps, still no small feat coming from 13th, with Gravel completing the top five. Kraig Kinser was strong all evening and settled for sixth with Hunter Schuerenburg, who set Quick Time, and Sheldon Haudenschild finishing seventh and eighth, respectively. Rico Abreu charged from 21st to ninth with 17th-starting Jason Sides completing the top-ten. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series makes the trek to Western Pennsylvania tomorrow night, September 22 with the running of the Commonwealth Clash in Sarver, PA. As always, if you can’t make it to the track, watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com. Feature (30 Laps): 1. 19-Brent Marks [3][$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1][$5,500]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [23][$3,200]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [13][$2,800]; 5. 5-David Gravel [2][$2,500]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5][$2,300]; 7. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [4][$2,200]; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$2,100]; 9. 24-Rico Abreu [21][$2,050]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [17][$2,000]; 11. 3G-Carson Macedo [24][$1,500]; 12. 49-Brad Sweet [10][$1,200]; 13. 15-Donny Schatz [25][$300]; 14. 4-Brock Zearfoss [15][$1,050]; 15. 12N-Cole Duncan [20][$1,000]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [26][$100]; 17. 2-Shane Stewart [9][$800]; 18. 18-Ian Madsen [22][$800]; 19. 49X-Tim Shaffer [19][$800]; 20. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [11][$800]; 21. 3-Jac Haudenschild [12][$800]; 22. 17X-Aaron Reutzel [14][$800]; 23. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [6][$800]; 24. 9-Daryn Pittman [16][$800]; 25. 19P-Paige Polyak [18][$800]; 26. 13-Paul McMahan [8][$800]; Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-22, Brent Marks 23-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: W20-Greg Wilson[+20] Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 13.005; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.041; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.115; 4. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 13.144; 5. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.147; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.157; 7. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.159; 8. 19-Brent Marks, 13.165; 9. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.186; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.209; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.217; 12. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 13.28; 13. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.319; 14. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.322; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.376; 16. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.394; 17. 71M-Randy Hannagan, 13.469; 18. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.547; 19. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.635; 20. 10P-Jim Perricone, 14.35; 21. 5QB-Quentin Blonde, 14.756 Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.987; 2. 5-David Gravel, 13.001; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.06; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.082; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.092; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.099; 7. 17X-Aaron Reutzel, 13.114; 8. 12N-Cole Duncan, 13.131; 9. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.137; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.165; 11. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.32; 12. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.341; 13. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.395; 14. 59-Cory Eliason, 13.451; 15. 11N-Michael Kofoid, 13.497; 16. 97-Caleb Helms, 13.566; 17. O7-Jacob Wilson, 13.691; 18. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.787; 19. 5H-Jordan Harble, 13.806; 20. 42-Ty Tilton, 13.898
  16. Brad Sweet Gets His 6th of the Year in Front of Hometown Crowd at Silver Dollar Speedway CHICO, CA – September 7, 2018 – Grass Valley, California native Brad Sweet passed Tim Kaeding on Lap 17 and powered around a Kaeding slide job in the Green-White-Checkered finish to win his sixth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of 2018. Tim Kaeding, aboard a second Sides Motorsports entry, settled for second and his brother Bud Kaeding completed the podium. Tim Kaeding, fresh off of a fifth-place finish at the Knoxville Nationals, won the Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole for the 30-Lap Feature alongside fellow California native Cory Eliason. Eliason powered off the cushion of turn four to lead the opening lap with Kaeding in tow. Eliason, aboard the famous Roth Motorsports No.83, reached traffic quickly around the quarter-mile oval and Kaeding took advantage with a slider to lead Lap 9. Meanwhile, Brad Sweet worked his way forward from his fifth-starting spot to third on Lap 10. Sweet battled with Eliason for second for a couple circuits before securing the position for good on Lap 14. Sweet set his eyes on Kaeding and reeled him in quickly in heavy lapped traffic before completing the slide job for the lead in turn one to lead Lap 17. As Sweet motored away, Kaeding and Eliason waged war for second with the latter taking the position at the conclusion of the 18th circuit. Bud Kaeding closed in on his brother and Eliason making it a three-car battle for the runner-up position. Tim Kaeding established the position and tried to reel Sweet back in as the leaders sliced and diced their way through traffic around the bullring. Sweet had a comfortable lead coming to the White Flag, but a caution for Buddy Kofoid put the celebration on hold. A Green-White-Checkered finish would end the race, officially making the event 31 laps. Tim Kaeding threw a big slider into turn one, but Sweet stayed on the gas, powered around him down the backstretch and went on to win his sixth Feature of 2018. “I’ve been coming here since I was a kid and it’s cool to get a win here. It’s all about tomorrow night now, it would be awesome to get a Gold Cup victory tomorrow, that’s something I dreamed about as a kid,” Sweet said next to his NAPA Racing, Kasey Kahne No.49. When prompted about the late restart, Sweet didn’t hold back, “I made a mistake and I will learn from it in the future. I think I had the best car, but you’ve got to finish races and I was fortunate to survive that restart,” the Grass Valley, CA native added. Tim Kaeding continued his impressive week coming home second in the Sides Motorsports No.3. “It’s a privilege to be able to drive for Jason. Jason is a great guy and one of the last true guys in the sport. It’s great to be competitive with the Outlaws again,” Kaeding said. When asked about the last restart Kaeding chuckled and said, “10 years ago I probably would have crashed both of us.” The San Jose, CA fan-favorite concluded the interview by encouraging the large crowd to get some cold beer and go to the annual Chili Feed. Tim’s brother, Bud, was pleased to be on the podium aboard the famous Williams No.0. “I don’t think I’ve ever been on the podium with the Outlaws. Morrie and Kate Williams have been doing this a long time and I can’t thank them enough,” Bud said in appreciation before thanking the fans for supporting Gold Cup and dirt track racing. 10th-starting Shane Golobic, who competed last night in the BC39 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, finished fourth with Eliason fading to fifth. Following Sweet to the line were seven California locals, meaning the first eight finishers were California natives to the delight of the hometown crowd. Outlaws Ian Madsen and Shane Stewart completed the top-ten. Daryn Pittman garnered KSE Hard Charger honors coming from 18th to 11th. The Gold Cup Race of Champions concludes Saturday, September 8, 2018 with a $15,000 top prize on the line. If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com! Feature (30 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$8,000]; 2. 3-Tim Kaeding [1][$4,000]; 3. O-Bud Kaeding [4][$2,500]; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic [10][$2,200]; 5. 83-Cory Eliason [2][$2,100]; 6. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [6][$2,000]; 7. 121-Justin Sanders [13][$1,800]; 8. 92-Andy Forsberg [9][$1,600]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [14][$1,500]; 10. 2-Shane Stewart [11][$1,300]; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman [18][$1,200]; 12. 15-Donny Schatz [17][$1,100]; 13. 16A-Colby Copeland [3][$1,000]; 14. 88N-DJ Netto [12][$700]; 15. 24-Rico Abreu [15][$600]; 16. 3C-Tanner Thorson [19][$600]; 17. 45-Austen Wheatley [8][$600]; 18. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [16][$600]; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser [20][$600]; 20. 5-David Gravel [21][$600]; 21. 26-Joey Saldana [23][$600]; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart [25][$]; 23. 22-Mason Moore [24][$600]; 24. 4S-Michael Kofoid [7][$600]; 25. 19-Brent Marks [26][$]; 26. 1A-Jacob Allen [22][$600]; Lap Leaders: Cory Eliason 1-8, Tim Kaeding 9-16, Brad Sweet 17-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 9-Daryn Pittman[+7] Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 4S-Michael Kofoid, 11.812; 2. 45-Austen Wheatley, 11.889; 3. 16A-Colby Copeland, 11.93; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.93; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.996; 6. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.023; 7. 92-Andy Forsberg, 12.053; 8. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.06; 9. 121-Justin Sanders, 12.08; 10. 83T-Tanner Carrick, 12.123; 11. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.138; 12. 3C-Tanner Thorson, 12.144; 13. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.157; 14. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, 12.158; 15. 21W-Jake Wheeler, 12.196; 16. 19-Brent Marks, 12.246; 17. 31C-Justyn Cox, 12.26; 18. 21P-Robbie Price, 12.324; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.4; 20. 28-Nathan Rolfe, 12.436; 21. 96-Andy Caruana, 12.687 Qualifying Flight-B: 1. O-Bud Kaeding, 11.827; 2. 3-Tim Kaeding, 11.897; 3. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 11.933; 4. 5-David Gravel, 11.935; 5. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.94; 6. 88N-DJ Netto, 11.974; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.988; 8. 83-Cory Eliason, 12; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.036; 10. 22-Mason Moore, 12.05; 11. 17W-Shane Golobic, 12.158; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.16; 13. 7-Scott Bogucki, 12.162; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.191; 15. 2X-Chase Majdic, 12.24; 16. 29-Willie Croft, 12.273; 17. 98-Sean Watts, 12.298; 18. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.307; 19. 21-Michael Ing, 12.344; 20. 18Z-Jennafer Frazier, 12.83
  17. Sprint Car Industry Announces Rule Changes for 2019 Season CONCORD, NC – August 22, 2018 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the newly-formed Sprint Car Council today announced rule changes for the 2019 racing season. The changes, structural in nature, are part of the ongoing effort to apply technological advances in the design and manufacture of equipment to enhance competition and safety. “We review our rules each year and make adjustments as new learnings and technologies become available to us,” said Series Director Carlton Reimers. “These changes, overall, are a minimal cost to drivers and are a positive step.” The Sprint Car Council, composed of major 410 sanctioning bodies and race tracks, met earlier this week to review and adapt recommendations coming out of the Chassis Builders meeting during the Knoxville Nationals earlier this month. Changes will affect the following components: Chassis support bars Slip Joints Wing T-post Steel LF Radius Rod and Rod Ends Left and Right Nerf bars Elimination of bolt to bolt axle tethers Securing fuel cells Chassis Support bars In 2019 all chassis will be required to have additional bars installed to support and decrease the span between the front and rear uprights. The new support bars must be an addition to the front and rear uprights. Any attempts to manipulate the front and rear uprights to conform to these measurements will not be tolerated or allowed at the discretion of World of Outlaws Series Officials. The left- and right-side support bars do not have to be the same. These additional bars will be minimum 1.375 X .083 ASTM4130 normalized steel or equivalent material as per World of Outlaws current rule 15.5.U. Left- and right-side support bars may be one of two forms a “Curved Support Bar” similar to current “safety bar” used in some chassis’ or a “Support Bar” similar to the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series 2018 Rules Bulletin #2 dated March 8, 2018. The Curved Support Bar will attach to the top rail to create a span between 15” and 20” from the front upright to the support bar. This measurement will be made from the rear point of the front upright to the forward point of the support bar. It will attach to the hip rail and have a gusset attached above the curve to the rear upright at the point opposite of the rear brace/shock mount bar. The outer most point of the curve will be between 4” and 7” measured from the outer edge of the uprights. The Support Bar will be attached to the top rail to create a span between 15” and 20” from the front upright. This measurement will be made from the rear point of the front upright to the forward point of the support bar. The bottom of the Support Bar will attach to the rear upright at the point opposite of the rear brace/shock mount bar. Right side body opening shall remain the same per rule 15.7.J in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rule Book. See drawings below. Slip Joints Slip joints will no longer be allowed in any form. Bolted or clamped slip joints will no longer be allowed. If a current chassis has a slip joint, it will have to be welded the full circumference of the tube to become solid. Wing T-post Wing T-post will be built from 1” X .083” minimum ASTM4130 normalized steel or equivalent material. No parts made from castings will be allowed on any wing t-post. Wing attachment designs will be subject to approval. Some approved design drawings are below. Steel LF Radius Rod and Rod Ends LF radius rod are to be made of 4130 steel with steel rod ends. Left and Right Nerf bars All left and right side nerf bars must attach to the chassis at 3 points. Two point side nerf hoops will no longer be allowed. Elimination of bolt to bolt axle tethers 2019 will be the last year axle tethers will be attached to the radius rod bolt on the axle. January 2020 all axle tethers will either wrap around or clamp to the axle. Also in 2019, all axle tethers will be required to attach to the front engine plate post or the rear bolt of the front radius rod and not the radiator post per manufactures instructions. Securing Fuel Cells We are considering some ideas to better secure fuel cells and keep them attached to the chassis during crashes. Some ideas being considered are to strengthen the existing mounting points, tethers and additional mounting points. More information to follow.
  18. Donny Schatz Sweeps Weekend at Home with 17th WoO Sprint win of 2018 at Red River Valley WEST FARGO, ND – August 18, 2018 – Donny Schatz completed the weekend sweep of his home state of North Dakota, taking the lead on Lap 23 to win his 17th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of 2018 Saturday night at Red River Valley Speedway. Jacob Allen finished second as he continues to close in on his first career Outlaw win with Kerry Madsen completing the podium for the second consecutive night. David Gravel won the Sears Craftsman Dash to the earn the pole for the 30-lap Feature alongside Shane Stewart. Gravel got the jump on the initial start and led the opening circuit. Jacob Allen worked his way forward from fourth to take second away from Donny Schatz on Lap 5 and two laps later Allen got by Gravel to take command of the field. Allen led for four laps before bobbling in lapped traffic, trying to split a pair of lapped cars, on Lap 12, allowing Gravel to steal the lead back and Schatz to move into second. The trio captivated the large Red River Valley Speedway crowd as they jockeyed for the lead. Gravel worked his way through traffic, before the first caution of the event flew for Thomas Kennedy, who ended up backwards in turn one after battling with Sides for sixth with 18 laps complete. Allen edged back in front of Schatz on the restart, but Schatz slid the young Hanover, PA native to take second back at the line. A lap later, Ian Madsen slowed with a flat tire, ending his top-ten run. Brad Sweet also headed pit side with a flat tire. With tires going down, the decision was made to go with single-file restarts the rest of the night, which allowed David Gravel to steadily lead with 11 to go. Schatz reeled in Gravel with a big run off of turn two and shot underneath him down the backstretch to take the lead on Lap 23. As it turns out, Gravel was nursing an ailing tire as he slowed with a flat right rear the next lap, bringing out the final caution of the evening. Allen stayed right with Schatz on the restart and looked for a way around the nine-time Series Champion, to no avail. Schatz hit his marks, didn’t make any mistakes and went on to win his 17th Feature of the season and extend his points lead. When asked about what it means to win in front of his hometown crowd, Schatz kept it simple, “It’s what you live for. You hope when you roll near home to put on a good show, have some good runs and win some races.” “I’m so fortunate for my team, they are the reason I’m standing here. We’ve been together for a long time and we have a lot of fun doing this,” Schatz added before thanking the track crew for their efforts to provide a multiple-groove racing surface and the large crowd for coming out and supporting. Jacob Allen continues to impress, finishing second and while he was a little disappointed to not seal the deal, he was still pleased with the run. “Donny is a legend and to compete with him for a win was a lot of fun. I’ve ran second quite a few times this year and I want to win one so bad. One of these days, I’m going to bag on,” Allen said convincingly. For the second consecutive night, Kerry Madsen completed the podium and was in good spirts. “I’ve always loved coming up here [to North Dakota]. My team works really hard and we’re happy with two podiums this weekend,” Madsen said before thanking the fans for coming out, letting them know his appreciation for the racing support in the area. Greg Wilson was humming on the bottom of the speedway and charged from 13th to fourth. Logan Schuchart went up in smoke in his Heat, relegating him to the Last Chance Showdown, which he won with ease. Schuchart charged from 19th to complete the top five in the Feature, earning KSE Hard Charger Honors. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season with a return to the Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, SD next Friday, August 24 before making the trek over to Big Sky Speedway in Billings, MT on Saturday, August 25. If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com! Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$10,000]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [4][$5,500]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5][$3,200]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [13][$2,800]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [19][$2,500]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [2][$2,300]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [14][$2,200]; 8. 24-Rico Abreu [8][$2,100]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [7][$2,050]; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [15][$2,000]; 11. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [17][$1,500]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [21][$1,200]; 13. 13-Mark Dobmeier [11][$1,100]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [18][$1,050]; 15. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$1,000]; 16. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [10][$900]; 17. 18-Ian Madsen [6][$800]; 18. 5-David Gravel [1][$800]; 19. 13T-Ty Hanten [23][$800]; 20. 9N-Wade Nygaard [20][$800]; 21. 8H-Jade Hastings [16][$800]; 22. 20A-Jordan Adams [24][$800]; 23. 21K-Thomas Kennedy [12][$800]; 24. 19P-Paige Polyak [22][$800]; Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-7, 12-22; Jacob Allen 8-11; Donny Schatz 23-30 KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+14]
  19. Marlar's win as easy as 1 (start at track), 5 (wins in 2018), 7 (Series wins all-time) Being that it's his first full year on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tour, it makes sense that there are a few tracks on the schedule where it's fair to say Mike Marlar is not the most experienced driver in the pit area. Prior to Saturday night’s event, Marlar had never raced at the Port Royal Speedway. But he walked out of the night a winner – something not a lot of drivers can say they’ve done the first time they visited a new racetrack. Marlar began the night with a blazing fast time trial lap of 17.544, won heat race number three and re-drew on the outside of row two. Within four laps of the drop of the green, the Winfield, Tennessee, native jumped to the lead and began pulling away from second-place driver Brandon Sheppard and the rest of the field. Marlar led until just inside of ten laps remaining, when he approached the rear bumper of a slower car down the backstretch. “Everything was going good until I came up on that lapped car,” Marlar said of the incident. “I thought he was going to go through the middle and he kind of slid up in front of me and it took the air off [of the car’s nose]. This place is so big and high-speed that it nearly wrecked me.” Marlar’s car suddenly broke loose and slid up the track into the outside retaining wall. The level of contact was nothing major, but he did lose a 1.5-second lead over Sheppard in the process. Try as he might have, Sheppard just couldn’t make up the gap in time, despite a caution coming out with four laps to go. Marlar said he actually sustained a bit of damage after the contact, bending the right-front portion of the bumper down, causing it to drag on the racing surface throughout the remainder of the race. But he kept the car under control and parked it in Victory Lane for his fifth win of the 2018 season and seventh on the all-time wins list. Brandon Sheppard drove across the stripe in second – a much-needed podium finish to stay in the thick of the points battle. The defending Series Champion said he was happy with second, but knew there was room to get by Marlar. “Mike got to the lead before I did and that pretty much set the tone for the race,” Sheppard said. “I had a few opportunities to get underneath of him, but I just couldn’t quite get him cleared the way I wanted to.” Sheppard was a number of car-lengths back when Marlar hit the turn three wall, which may have been the out Marlar needed to keep the lead. Sheppard said he knew when he saw it happen that it was a great opportunity to make the pass, unfortunately it just didn’t happen. “I was thinking that was my opportunity, but I had already committed lower than I needed to be to make something happen,” Sheppard said. Devin Moran completed the podium to score his 18th top-5 of the year, and it did not come easy. Coming from the 10th starting spot, Devin battled high and low to make passes for position, even with a super fast and tacky racing surface. “Staring 10th on a track that’s super fast makes it tough in a 40-lap event,” Moran said. “Port Royal [officials] did a great job with the track. With all the rain they had earlier, they worked out as much as they could and they gave us a racy track.” Other race notes – Rain clouds settled in over the Juniata County Fairgrounds early on in the event, pushing the schedule back two whole hours before hot laps began. This put a ton of moisture into the track’s surface, making for very tacky and fast racing. A healthy field of 36 Outlaw Late Models took time on Saturday night, representing the good car counts that were expected for the Pennsylvania Trifecta. There were a solid bunch of wrecks throughout the evening in both 410 Sprint Car and Late Model action, but none worse than Bryan Bernheisel’s collision with Rick Eckert, Shane Clanton and Austin Hubbard on the backstretch out of turn two. Eckert dropped a drive shaft in corner exit and slowed, causing a chain reaction that ended up sending Bernheisel onto his roof. Everyone involved walked away just fine; their cars, however, did not. Next stop… The Outlaws will wrap up the four races, four days weekend in Erie, PA today at the Eriez Speedway. Josh Richards is the all-time tour leader in wins at this track with four (2007, 2010, 2015, 2016). Brandon Sheppard won the race last year; look for him to carry that success back in from last year this Sunday. More event info can be found at http://www.eriez-speedway.com/ Sears Craftsman Feature (40 Laps) 1. 157-Mike Marlar [4][$10,000]; 2. 1-Brandon Sheppard [2][$5,000]; 3. 9-Devin Moran [10][$3,000]; 4. 72-Jason Covert [16][$2,500]; 5. 91-Tyler Erb [6][$2,000]; 6. 44-Chris Madden [9][$1,700]; 7. 25z-Mason Zeigler [8][$1,400]; 8. 22-Gregg Satterlee [5][$1,300]; 9. 24-Dylan Yoder [13][$1,200]; 10. 43a-Tyler Bare [3][$1,100]; 11. 25-Shane Clanton [12][$1,050]; 12. 18c-Chase Junghans [22][$1,000]; 13. 72r-Rance Garlock [19][$950]; 14. B1-Brent Larson [21][$900]; 15. 54-David Breazeale [17][$850]; 16. 2-Dan Stone [23][$800]; 17. 66c-Matt Cosner [14][$770]; 18. 7r-Ross Robinson [1][$750]; 19. 7-Rick Eckert [7][$730]; 20. 11-Austin Hubbard [18][$700]; 21. 119-Bryan Bernheisel [11][$700]; 22. 151-Kyle Lear [24][$700]; 23. Of-Coleby Frye [20][$700]; 24. 39-Tim Smith [15][$700]; KSE Hard Charger Award: 72-Jason Covert[+12]
  20. Donny Schatz Scores 16th Win of 2018 Season at River Cities and Adds a Late Model Win for Extra Measure GRAND FORKS, ND – August 17, 2018 – Donny Schatz took the lead on Lap 28, after Brad Sweet spun while leading, and held off 17th-starting Mark Dobmeier to win his 16th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of 2018 and seventh in his last eight River Cities Speedway starts. Kerry Madsen completed the podium. Schatz also won the Late Model portion of the event. Sheldon Haudenschild won the Sears Craftsman Dash, earning the pole for the 40-lap Feature alongside recent Knoxville Nationals winner Brad Sweet. Haudenschild led the opening lap before a Red Flag for Logan Schuchart, Wade Nygaard and Brent Marks halted the action with one lap complete. All drivers were uninjured, but only Marks returned. Haudenschild continued to pace the field as he reached lapped traffic quickly around the ¼ bullring. Sweet stalked the Ohio native and took the lead on Lap 12 on the bottom, in heavy lapped traffic. Jordan Adams, who flipped earlier in the night but repaired his car to transfer out of the LCS, brought out the caution with 15 laps complete. A caution on the ensuing double-file restart, set up a single-file restart. Four laps later, Ian Madsen was involved in his second incident of the Feature, this time with too much damage to continue, bringing out Open Red conditions. When action resumed, Sheldon Haudenschild got shuffled back to fourth behind Kerry Madsen and Donny Schatz, who moved into second. Schatz set his eyes on Sweet and closed in as the duo raced through heavy traffic. As Schatz went high to challenge for the lead, Sweet entered low into turn one and lost the handle of his No.49, spinning to a stop. Schatz assumed the lead alongside Kerry Madsen. Schatz stormed away on the restart as the rest of the field, especially 17th-starting Mark Dobmeier, used every inch of real estate around the River Cities Speedway to advance forward. The final restart flew with four to go and by this time Dobmeier, the all-time winning Feature leader at River Cities Speedway, had worked his way to second, trailing Schatz. The capacity crowd was bubbling with anticipation of the finish as the two North Dakota natives led the field back to Green. Schatz pulled away in convincing fashion for his 16th Outlaw win of the year and seventh in his last eight starts at River Cities Speedway as Dobmeier finished second, picking up KSE Hard Charger honors for advancing 15 positions. “I’m just a lucky guy. To drive for the for the best guys in the pit area, the best owner in the country and the people that build these cars. They stand behind us through thick and then,” Schatz said of his Textron Off Road-sponsored crew, Tony Stewart and J & J Chassis. “Mark [Dobmeier] had a good run, I saw the 13 on the board and I thought, oh boy, here we go. He’s pretty good around here,” Schatz said of his fellow North Dakota native. “Lapped traffic definitely made your hair stand up tonight, we might not have been the best car tonight, but I’m glad we could get it done in Grand Forks,” Schatz, who also won the NLRA Late Model Feature, added in Victory Lane. The massive crowd at River Cities was pleased to see six-time winner at River Cities in 2018, Dobmeier finish second. “It’s great to have the crowd cheer like this, this is why we do it,” Dobmeier said. “I wish I didn’t use up all my tires at the beginning of the race, I wanted to start in the Dash and start in the top-ten and get that track position early, but we didn’t have it early, so I had to dig deep, I gave everything I had. Considering we got to second to this guy [pointing at Schatz], I feel pretty good about that run,” Dobmeier said with a smile. Kerry Madsen finished on the podium once again at River Cities, “I had a big plan on the double-file restart with six to go and it didn’t work and I lost a spot,” Madsen said with a grin before complimenting River Cities Speedway. “They do such a good job with the track here, I love coming to Grand Forks.” 14th-starting Daryn Pittman finished fourth with Brad Sweet charging back to fifth. Shane Stewart, who was involved in two accidents, recovered to finish sixth. David Gravel stayed out of trouble and finished seventh. 21st-starting Brent Marks recovered from a Lap One accident to finish eighth, Hunter Schuerenburg, who went to the work area running sixth early in the race, came back to ninth with local Jade Hastings, who brought out the Yellow with 6 laps left, completing the top-ten, the first of his World of Outlaws career. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action in West Fargo tomorrow night, Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Red River Valley Speedway. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com! Feature (40 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$10,000]; 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier [17][$5,500]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4][$3,200]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [14][$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$2,500]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [12][$2,300]; 7. 5-David Gravel [13][$2,200]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [21][$2,100]; 9. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [10][$2,050]; 10. 8H-Jade Hastings [16][$2,000]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [11][$1,500]; 12. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [15][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [9][$1,100]; 14. 24-Terry McCarl [6][$1,050]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [22][$1,000]; 16. 20A-Jordan Adams [24][$900]; 17. W20-Greg Wilson [8][$800]; 18. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1][$800]; 19. 24R-Rico Abreu [3][$800]; 20. 17A-Austin McCarl [23][$800]; 21. 18-Ian Madsen [7][$800]; 22. 9N-Wade Nygaard [18][$800]; 23. 1S-Logan Schuchart [19][$800]; 24. 21K-Thomas Kennedy [20][$800]; Lap Leaders: Sheldon Haudenschild 1-11, Brad Sweet 12-27, Donny Schatz 28-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 13-Mark Dobmeier[+15] Qualifying: 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.724; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.822; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 10.826; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 10.92; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.948; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.016; 7. 24-Terry McCarl, 11.021; 8. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, 11.046; 9. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.052; 10. 19-Brent Marks, 11.077; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.093; 12. 24R-Rico Abreu, 11.098; 13. 17A-Austin McCarl, 11.107; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.127; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 11.15; 16. 5-David Gravel, 11.184; 17. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 11.197; 18. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 11.323; 19. 8H-Jade Hastings, 11.35; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.459; 21. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.462; 22. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.481; 23. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.53; 24. 20A-Jordan Adams, 11.635; 25. 31-Shane Roemeling, 11.745; 26. 1AJ-Trevor Mell, 12.112; 27. 6N-Greg Nikitenko, 12.184; 28. 14K-Tori Knutson, 13.099; 29. O-Ned Powers, NT
  21. In the Series' second-ever visit to Georgetown Speedway, Madden leads flag-to-flag and increases his points lead over Marlar and Sheppard GEORGETOWN, DE - 8/16/18 - The first of a four-race weekend started out just as planned for Series points leader Chris "Smokey" Madden, as he picked up his seventh victory of the season Thursday night at the Georgetown Speedway. In short, Madden was strong throughout the event. Winning his heat race and re-drawing the outside pole, he took the lead on lap one of the feature and never looked back, leading every lap of the Fulton Bank 40 on his way to another $10,000 payday. "Got a good start there to get the lead. That was a big deal for sure," Madden said. "We knew coming into tonight that qualifying and starting position was the main thing to winning this race, and we definitely lined everything up the way we needed to get us a victory here tonight." The race went 34 straight green-flag laps before the only caution of the race came out for Brent Larson, who shredded a right-rear tire in turn four. The field was re-stacked, and second place Rick Eckert was once again placed on the rear bumper of Madden. Eckert had been chasing down Madden since the drop of the green, but his efforts were unsuccessful. Madden said he knew the pressure was behind him but was actually relieved to see the caution come out because it put him back in clean air. He continued on to say he's actually lost races trying to get through slower traffic. Coming into Thursday, Madden held a very slim Series points lead over Mike Marlar and defending Series Champion Brandon Sheppard. With this win, he extended that lead ever so slightly to 32 points over Marlar and 40 over Sheppard. Madden said he knows how important this weekend is to his championship hopes, but also said he won't stress over trying to win it. "I told my guys and made a statement before we left the shop that these four races were going to be a huge swing for us," Madden said. "If we could come up in this area and run good and still be in contention to win the points, it would absolutely be huge for us." "We're doing what we need to do to win a championship. Like I told my family at home, I'm going to give it the best I got," Madden continued. "I'm going to have fun doing it, I'm not going to stress over it. I'm going to enjoy it, and if we win it, we win it. If we don't, hey, it is what it is." Rick Eckert posted the best finish of his 2018 campaign with a second-place effort. Spending the entire race chasing down Madden, in what seemed like a 40-lap game of follow the leader, Eckert wasn't able to get out to the lead at the drop of the green, despite re-drawing the pole and winning his heat race. But he said his car was about the same as the leader's. "It's really hard to get the jump from the pole here, no matter what race," Eckert said. "In the [feature], Chris beat me on the start and I knew it was going to be difficult then. He was a little bit better at times, and there were times I was a little bit better than him, I felt. So we were pretty equal." Eckert is a York, Pennsylvania, native who has had lots of previous experience at upcoming tracks like the Williams Grove and Port Royal Speedways. But he doesn't get the opportunities to race on them as often as he used to, being on the World of Outlaws tour. "I always like racing near home because it's not very far to drive," Eckert said. "It's not necessarily an advantage, because I haven't raced at home in, like, 20 years." However, he said his confidence level is high, which gives him equally high hopes for a successful weekend out in the Keystone State. "Confidence-wise, we've been running better, and we've changed a bunch of stuff on our car and it felt pretty decent tonight," Eckert said. "Hopefully, that translates good into tomorrow." Brandon Sheppard dove into this weekend with yet another podium finish, placing third on Thursday night with a car that he said was strong all event long. "The track wasn't as racy as we wanted it to be, so you had to start up front," Sheppard said. "All-in-all, we were pretty happy with everything. As long as we can keep it up front all weekend, we'll be satisfied." Like Eckert's efforts to catch Madden in traffic, Sheppard had his own waves of lapped traffic to deal with in his quest to run down second-place finisher Rick Eckert, whom he ran behind the entire race. Going into this weekend third place in Series points, Sheppard said he has the ultimate faith in his team and driving abilities. "My confidence in my team and my car is really high," Sheppard said. "This car is fast every time we break it out. My team's got my back, no matter what, so I've just got to get up on the wheel and get the job done, night in and night out." She may not have been in the battle for the lead, but Amanda Whaley picked up the KSE Hard-Charger Award and was fastest non-Outlaw in the field for the feature. Being the only female pilot in the field, she showed that it doesn't have to be an ultra-tacky surface to pass cars, as she went from 11th to sixth over the course of 40 laps on a track surface that gave a lot of drivers headaches. "I just made moves when people moved up out of the groove and was just luckily there to capitalize on it," Whaley said. Whaley has been in competition with the Outlaws before, and thus has gained a bunch of crucial experience and tips from the best in the business - a lot of which she used on the track Thursday night. "Tonight, it was just kind of 'don't leave the bottom,' but I have learned how to drive some just by watching videos of them and racing with them," Whaley said. "I went down and talked to [Eckert] about some setup stuff and Mark Richards, so you definitely learn a lot from being around them. Mike Marlar won his sixth PFC Brakes Fast Qualifier Award of the season and 15th of his career with a lap time of 18.511. A total of 26 cars were in attendance for three heat races which saw Rick Eckert, Brandon Sheppard and Chris Madden each take a victory in their respective races. The Last Chance Showdown was won by Ross Robinson. On Friday, August 17, the tour makes its historic return to southern Pennsylvania's Williams Grove Speedway - its first time back since the inaugural year of 1988! The last and only winner of a World of Outlaws race at the facility was Larry Phillips. Who will be the first to stamp their name on the modern era wins list? Find more event and track information at http://www.williamsgrove.com/ ABBREVIATED RESULTS Sears Craftsman Feature (40 Laps) 1. 44-Chris Madden [2][$10,000]; 2. 7-Rick Eckert [1][$5,000]; 3. 1-Brandon Sheppard [3][$3,000]; 4. 157-Mike Marlar [4][$2,500]; 5. 9-Devin Moran [5][$2,000]; 6. 4-Amanda Whaley [11][$1,700]; 7. 72-Jason Covert [10][$1,400]; 8. 18c-Chase Junghans [9][$1,300]; 9. 55L-Donald Lingo [6][$1,200]; 10. 25-Shane Clanton [12][$1,100]; 11. 54-David Breazeale [13][$1,050]; 12. 85-Ricky Elliott [16][$1,000]; 13. 8-Mark Pettyjohn [15][$950]; 14. 7r-Ross Robinson [19][$900]; 15. O-Dale Hollidge [17][$850]; 16. 91-Tyler Erb [18][$800]; 17. B1-Brent Larson [7][$770]; 18. 151-Kyle Lear [20][$750]; 19. KB-Kerry King [22][$730]; 20. 118-Rob Schirmer [24][$700]; 21. 2-Dan Stone [8][$700]; 22. 11-Austin Hubbard [14][$700]; 23. 92-Nick Davis [21][$700]; 24. 44r-Brent Robinson [23][$700]; KSE Hard Charger Award: 4-Amanda Whaley[+5] Qualifying 1. 157-Mike Marlar, 18.511; 2. 44-Chris Madden, 18.603; 3. 1-Brandon Sheppard, 18.621; 4. 7-Rick Eckert, 18.699; 5. 55L-Donald Lingo, 18.775; 6. 9-Devin Moran, 18.88; 7. B1-Brent Larson, 18.899; 8. 2-Dan Stone, 18.908; 9. 22x-Ross Bailes, 18.927; 10. 54-David Breazeale, 18.962; 11. 4-Amanda Whaley, 19.019; 12. 18c-Chase Junghans, 19.06; 13. 7r-Ross Robinson, 19.086; 14. 11-Austin Hubbard, 19.097; 15. 8-Mark Pettyjohn, 19.109; 16. 85-Ricky Elliott, 19.112; 17. O-Dale Hollidge, 19.131; 18. 91-Tyler Erb, 19.192; 19. 72-Jason Covert, 19.21; 20. 151-Kyle Lear, 19.213; 21. 25-Shane Clanton, 19.324; 22. 44r-Brent Robinson, 19.562; 23. 92-Nick Davis, 19.573; 24. KB-Kerry King, 19.644; 25. 118-Rob Schirmer, 19.969
  22. Defending Series Champion, Brandon Sheppard wins $50,000 In 31st Annual USA Nationals Second in a row, three out of the last four, 11th of the season & 35th of his Outlaws career NEW RICHMOND, WI — Aug. 4, 2018 — The World of Outlaws® Craftsman Late Model Series were the headliners for one of the most prestigious races in the country, the 31st annual USA Nationals. The fast 3/8s-mile high-banked dirt oval of Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) located just across the Minnesota / Wisconsin state line and northeast of Minneapolis, MN in New Richmond, WI were the hosts for the 100-lap main event of the weekend. Defending series champion, Brandon Sheppard took home the big payday as the New Berlin, IL standout grabbed the lead away from Jimmy Owens on lap 23 and would hold off Brian Shirley to pick up his second victory in a row, sweeping the weekend at Cedar Lake, his 11th series Feature Win of the season and 35th of his Outlaws career. “This is definitely one of my top ones for sure. We’ve been coming here for a lot of years trying to win this race. We’ve had a really good car a lot of times, but just fell short. To win it, this means the world to me. Mark Richards and Steve Baker have given me this opportunity to come drive this car and it’s just a dream to drive.” The elated 25-year-old stated after the race in the pit area surrounded by his crew, family, friends and passer-by’s offering their congratulations on sweeping the weekend. “I have one heck of a crew that supports me 110%. My great sponsors, everybody involved in this whole deal, everyone on this thing that helps and supports me, it really does mean the world to me.” The driver of the #1 Valvoline / Rocket XR1 Chassis / Durham Racing Engines ride added. 2017 rookie of the year and USA Nationals Dash Winner from the night before, Devin Moran would start on the pole. Flanked by 2014 event winner, Jimmy Owens, they would bring the stellar 28-car field to the green flag to begin the century grind. Owens would dart out ahead of Moran and the rest of the field while they positioned themselves behind the two leaders. Sheppard, who started behind Moran in third, slipped past the pole-sitter and quickly placed himself within striking distance of Owens. As the leaders approached traffic, Sheppard went up to the top side and began building his momentum, riding the cushion around until he moved past Owens on lap 23 to take over the lead he would never relinquish. Brian Shirley, who recently won his second DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour Championship, had caught the two leaders and went by Owens right after Sheppard did and immediately began challenging Sheppard for the top spot. The two Prairie State stars waged war around the 3/8s-mile with Shirley pulling up even several times with Sheppard but could not quite complete the pass. With the lap continuing to click off, Owens, who never fell off the podium the entire race, went back after Shirley and made the pass for second with 17 laps to go and reset his sights on Sheppard. Like Shirley, Owens tried several times to get past the race leader but would soon fall back into the clutches of Shirley who took back the runner-up spot with only three laps to go. Sheppard maintained the top spot throughout and, in the end, would cross under the checkered flags first to score the $50,000 payday. With the victory, his 11th of the season, Sheppard now has 35 career series triumphs to move him to within two of 2011 series champion, Rick Eckert, who is fifth all-time with 37 wins. “The job is getting done with Rocket XR1’s being in the top three tonight. It’s awesome man, this is huge.” Sheppard continued. “Hopefully we can carry this on the rest of the year, we’ve had a really fast car all year long, we just had a lot of bad luck early on this season. Everything was just really good this weekend, even with the bad luck in one of the Heat Races last night. Maybe that was our bad luck for the weekend.” He ended. Finishing a season high second in Outlaws competition, Brian Shirley gave Sheppard all he could handle throughout most of the race before finishing second in his #3s Bob Cullen Racing / Rocket XR1 Chassis / Durham Racing Engines ride. “We just didn’t get a good restart and Jimmy (Owens) got back on the outside, but we were able to battle back and had a good car. Just can’t thank everybody behind us enough.” Relayed the 37-year-old from Chatham, IL. “This XR1 Rocket ran great and our Durham Racing Engine ran really well. Overall, just happy to get second in this one. We’ve been pretty fortunate that everybody at the blue rig has really taken care of us. Bob & Lisa Cullen give me the best equipment money can buy and we just try and utilize it the best that we can and continue to have fun doing this.” He ended. Scoring the final podium position finish in his #20 Ramirez Motorsports / Rocket XR1 Chassis / Durham Racing Engine entry would be Newport, TN veteran Jimmy Owens. “We had a good car the whole race, but I was a little laid over on the right rear more than I wanted to be.” Explained the 46-year-old veteran after the race. “We had the lead there and was setting a comfortable pace where I felt like I could run without messing things up. Well Brandon (Sheppard) and Brian (Shirley) got passed me and I thought I’m just going to sit here and bide my time and be cautious and things will fall my way and sure enough they did. We had a good hot rod at the end, but just not enough to get it done.” He ended. Within the finishing order, Rocket XR1 Chassis and Durham Racing Engines swept the podium finishers as Chase Junghans, also in a Rocket XR1, was impressive in finishing fourth while three-time DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour Champion, Bobby Pierce advanced 15 spots after starting 20th and having to transfer through one of the Last Chance Showdowns, to finish fifth. Mike Marlar was shown sixth while Shannon Babb was seventh. Former two-time USA Nationals winner (2005 & 2001) Dale McDowell scored the KSE Hard-Charger award with his 24th to eighth place run after getting in via the Last Chance Qualifier. Chris Simpson was ninth after starting 13th and the second Last Chance Showdown winner, 2014 rookie of the year, Frank Heckenast Jr., picked up eight spots from 18th to complete the top 10. Earlier in the evening, Headingly, Manitoba’s, Ricky Weiss would collect a $2,900 payday for winning the FANS Fund Dash over Jason Feger, Dale McDowell, Pierce and 17-year-old Hudson O’Neal who completed the top five. In the two Last Chance Showdowns, it was Tyler Bruening and Heckenast Jr., scoring the wins while Feger, who ended up racing in four different events out of the five total, picked the victory in the Last Chance Qualifier. The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series will wrap up their two-week road trip through the Midwest with a date at the 3/8-mile of Farley Speedway (IA), located west of Dubuque in Farley, IA. The Hawkeye State oval will host the World of Outlaws for the first time in 13 years, and only the third time ever, on Monday, August 6th with a $10,000-to-win payday. Farley was one of the original tracks on the schedule during the first two years after the 2004 rebirth. In the last Outlaws visit to Farley back in 2005, Rick Eckert, the last remaining member of the fabled Dirty Dozen who is still full-time with the Series today, went to Victory Lane. In the first-ever World of Outlaws race there back in 2004, Scott Bloomquist crossed the start/finish line first to score the win on his way to the Series Championship that season. Tickets for the Monday, August 6th show at Farley are still available online. Sears Craftsman Feature (100 Laps): 1. 1-Brandon Sheppard [3]; 2. 3s-Brian Shirley [4]; 3. 20-Jimmy Owens [2]; 4. 18c-Chase Junghans [9]; 5. 32p-Bobby Pierce [20]; 6. 157-Mike Marlar [6]; 7. 18b-Shannon Babb [8]; 8. 17M-Dale McDowell [24]; 9. 32-Chris Simpson [13]; 10. 99jr-Frank Heckenast [18]; 11. 9-Devin Moran [1]; 12. 40B-Kyle Bronson [10]; 13. 91-Tyler Erb [12]; 14. 54-David Breazeale [11]; 15. 5-Don O'Neal [14]; 16. 98-Jason Rauen [22]; 17. 7W-Ricky Weiss [7]; 18. 44-Chris Madden [21]; 19. 7-Rick Eckert [25]; 20. 28-Jimmy Mars [15]; 21. B1-Brent Larson [26]; 22. 16-Tyler Bruening [17]; 23. 49-Jonathan Davenport [5]; 24. 25F-Jason Feger [23]; 25. 25-Shane Clanton [19]; 26. 15-Nick Anvelink [16]; 27. 58-A.J. Diemel [28]; 28. 37-Rob Mayea [27] KSE Hard Charger Award: 17M-Dale McDowell[+16]
  23. Logan Schuchart Tames Pevely for $20,000 Ironman 55 Victory PEVELY, MO – August 4, 2018 – Logan Schuchart passed Daryn Pittman on Lap 15 and never looked back to claim the 2018 Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, worth $20,000. The final 42 laps went non-stop as Schuchart negotiated lap traffic to claim his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of 2018. Kasey Kahne Racing teammates Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman completed the podium. Schuchart won the Sears Craftsman Dash, earning the pole for the 55-Lap Feature alongside Daryn Pittman. Pittman, who won at Pevely in April, got the jump on the initial start to lead the opening circuit. Pittman reached lapped traffic by Lap 5 around the tight-quartered bullring with Schuchart close in tow. Schuchart pulled even with the 2013 Outlaw Champion on Lap 9, but couldn’t make the pass. Pittman and Schuchart were side-by-side for the better part of the next four laps before the lone caution of the event flew with 13 complete for Aaron Reutzel. Pittman maintained control on the restart, but Schuchart remained persistent and took command of the field on Lap 15 through turn two. Pittman tried to get back by the No.1S, but ended up losing second to his teammate Brad Sweet in the process. Following Reutzel’s caution, the remaining 42 laps went non-stop as the Ironman 55 lived up to its name as the most grueling event on the World of Outlaws schedule. Schuchart navigated lapped traffic like a veteran. As rubber began to set in around the I-55 Raceway in the closing laps, Schuchart made the decision to follow lapped traffic and force Sweet and Pittman to find a way around him. “I tried to hold my line as the rubber set in and force someone to go around me,” Schuchart said in reference to the closing laps. Sweet and Pittman closed in on Schuchart, but could do nothing but watch the Shark Racing No.1S capture his first win of the season. Both Sweet and Pittman were within a second of Schuchart at the checkered flag. “Man, this is awesome. I feel like we have the best team we’ve ever had. This is Drydene Performance’s first Outlaw win and we can’t thank them enough for their support,” an exhausted, but elated, Schuchart said in Victory Lane. “This is one of the big ones – Ironman 55. It’s tough, it wears you out. It’s awesome to get one of these wins and a big one at that,” Schuchart added. Sweet settled for second but was pleased with his car speed. “I was biding my time, waiting to see if he was going to make a mistake and he never gave us a real good shot to get by him, he set a really good pace up top,” Sweet said before expressing his excitement to get to Knoxville for the Nationals. Pittman led early and finished on the podium with his KKR teammate. “My car was getting better as the race went on, I’m a little frustrated with myself,” Pittman said. “I wasn’t quite quick enough on top on that restart and then I broke my momentum and Brad got by me. I’m really happy with our car right now, we’ll take third and go to Knoxville and try and improve there,” Pittman added in good spirits. James McFadden came from 11th to finish fourth with Schuchart’s teammate Jacob Allen completing the top five. Brent Marks earned KSE Hard Charger honors surging from 22nd to ninth. It was announced that tonight was the largest crowd in Ironman 55 history and the World of Outlaws will return once again to Pevely on August 2nd and 3rd of 2019. Next up for The Greatest Show on Dirt is a trip to the Sprint Car Capitol of the World for the biggest race of the year – the Knoxville Nationals, which will pay $150,000 to the winner. After Nationals, the Outlaws will begin a trek to the West Coast starting in North and South Dakota. Feature (55 Laps): 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1][$20,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$6,000]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [2][$3,750]; 4. 3H-James McFadden [11][$3,250]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$2,750]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [10][$2,500]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$2,400]; 8. 5-David Gravel [9][$2,300]; 9. 19-Brent Marks [22][$2,200]; 10. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [14][$2,100]; 11. 2-Shane Stewart [21][$1,700]; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4][$1,400]; 13. 24-Rico Abreu [13][$1,300]; 14. 49X-Tim Shaffer [8][$1,200]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [23][$1,100]; 16. W20-Greg Wilson [17][$1,000]; 17. 48-Danny Dietrich [20][$1,000]; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser [12][$1,000]; 19. 51B-Joe B [15][$1,000]; 20. 21X-Carson Short [18][$1,000]; 21. 91-Cale Thomas [19][$1,000]; 22. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7][$1,000]; 23. 79J-Jacob Patton [24][$1,000]; 24. 35-Jamie Veal [16][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-14, Logan Schuchart 15-55; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+13] Qualifying: 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.668; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.742; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.772; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.795; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.862; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.895; 7. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.912; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich, 11.924; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.928; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.93; 11. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 11.948; 12. 5-David Gravel, 11.95; 13. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.005; 14. 3H-James McFadden, 12.011; 15. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.019; 16. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.028; 17. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.029; 18. 21X-Carson Short, 12.072; 19. 19-Brent Marks, 12.149; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.15; 21. 71M-Paul May, 12.164; 22. 35-Jamie Veal, 12.168; 23. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.197; 24. 51B-Joe B, 12.552; 25. 15M-Steve Short, 13.144; 26. 79J-Jacob Patton, 13.192; 27. 28AU-Allan Woods, NT
  24. Brandon Sheppard Scores Ninth Feature Win Of The Season Week of Wisconsin kicks off pivotal stretch of events in the chase for the 2018 championship PLYMOUTH, WI — July 30, 2018 — For the first time in World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series history, the most powerful stock cars in the world invaded the 1/3-mile of Plymouth Dirt Track (Sheboygan County Fair Park) located east of Fond du Lac in Plymouth, WI on Monday, July 30th for the Wisconsin Refrigerated 50. The 171th host track in series history would see defending series champion, Brandon Sheppard grab the lead on lap five and hold off om 2017 rookie of the year, Devin Moran to score his ninth Feature win of the season and 33rd of his Outlaws career. “It was a fun race, but the track was really bottom dominant and that made lapped traffic really tricky. I knew three and four was decent on top, but I wasn’t too sure about going up there and try to pass lapped cars,” Offered the 25-year-old driver of the #1 Seubert Calf Ranches / Rocket XR1 Chassis / Durham Racing Engine machine. “The biggest thing about going to a new track is that you don’t have any bad habits from there. When you’re racing against this type of competition though, you’ve got to be on your game all the time. It’s always good to gain a few points, but at the end of the day as long as we’re winning races, we’re happy.” Added the New Berlin, IL standout. Tyler Erb and Jimmy Owens brought the 26-car starting field to the green flag to start the 50-lap feature. Erb would beat Owens to the first corner to set the pace as Sheppard, who started right behind Erb in third, was also able to slip past Owens to take the second spot. On lap five, Sheppard went by Erb to take over the race lead as Erb was relegated to second and then lost that spot to 2017 rookie of the year, Devin Moran. Hot off his $30,000 payday at the last race at Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) in the Prairie Dirt Classic, Moran wasted no time in reeling in Sheppard and the race was on for the lead. Sheppard was able to maintain the top spot utilizing lapped traffic to his advantage. Moran pulled up next to the race leader on several occasions but could not make the pass for the lead. Behind the lead duo, Erb, who fell back to as far as sixth, began his comeback and was in an intense battle with the second-place driver in the season long points chase, Chris Madden for the final podium position in third. But neither could catch Moran or get close to Sheppard, who continued to use lapped traffic to his advantage and pull away from Moran and the rest of the field for the $10,000 payday. For Sheppard, his victory moves him to within four Feature Wins of fifth place on the all-time wins list, currently held by 2011 series champion, Rick Eckert, who has 37. Additionally, Sheppard was 60 points out of the points lead and 38 markers behind second coming into the night. After his victory, he was able to cut both disadvantages down to 44 out of first and 30 out of second spot in his own personal bid to repeat as series champion and give his team, Rocket 1 Racing, their third consecutive title. “We definitely kept moving around, but I feel like we just maintained, and the lapped cars were just so hard to pass. I think if we would’ve moved up the track and rode that cushion a little sooner and I think we might’ve got him,” Remarked the Dresden, OH driver after climbing from his Tommy Pop Construction / Rocket XR1 Chassis / Clements Racing Engines ride. “It was a good points night and we just have got to keep doing what we’re doing. Everything is clicking right now, and we’ve got to take things while we’re hot.” With his runner-up showing, Moran moves up to fourth in the season long points chase as fourth place coming into the night, 2015 series champion, Shane Clanton, dropped out on lap four due to a failed driveshaft. Rounding out the podium finishers would be the pole-sitter, Erb in his #91 First Class Septic / Rocket XR1 Chassis / Clements Racing Engines ride. “The cautions just killed us tonight. I really needed to keep my speed up. But overall it was a good night. We’re happy,” Relayed the New Waverly, TX driver after the race. “It takes a lot to make this whole deal happen. This has been a learning year for sure. To stay dialed in and just mature as a driver. The more patient I am the better I seem to do, so I need to take that and move forward.” The 21-year-old rising star added. After the hard-fought battle with Erb, Madden would settle for the fourth spot, but gained ground in the chase for the 2018 championship and is now just 14 points out of the lead. 2018 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour Champion, Brian Shirley who completed the top five. Don O’Neal scored a season high sixth place finish while Eckert was seventh after starting 15th. Current points leader, Mike Marlar was eighth as 2014 rookie of the year, Frank Heckenast Jr., and Tyler Bruening advanced 13 positions to round out the top 10. Moran won his fourth PFC Brakes Fast Qualifier award with a new track record lap of a 13.783 as 23 of the 36 teams on the grounds broke the old record, which was set by Shirley who went a 14.675 in 2017. Erb, O’Neal, Owens and Sheppard won Qualifier Heats while Jason Feger and Tyler Siefert scored victories in the Last Chance Showdowns. A 110-mile drive northwest to the big ½-mile of Shawano Speedway, located west of Green Bay in Shawano, WI will be next on Tuesday, July 31st for the $10,000 to win Sundrop Shootout. 2011 series champion, Rick Eckert went to victory lane in 2017, his last win in the series to date and 37th career victory, good for fifth on the all-time wins list. The York, PA veteran had six top-five finishes out of the eight Series races at Shawano prior to his win. He had only ever finished outside of the top 10 one time, back in 2010 when we placed 11th. Three-time series champion, Darrell Lanigan leads all drivers with three wins at the sprawling ½-mile while 2015 series champion, Shane Clanton has two with the latest coming in 2016. Eckert, Gregg Satterlee, another three-time series champion. Billy Moyer and Rick Egerstorf also have won at Shawano as well with Egerstorf’s win coming in the first ever appearance at Shawano back in 1989 while Moyer’s victory was in the Outlaws triumphant return to the track in 2010. For more information, go to the Shawano Speedway website located at: shawanocountyfair.net/shawano-speedway Sears Craftsman Feature (50 Laps): 1. 1-Brandon Sheppard [3][$10,000]; 2. 9-Devin Moran [5][$5,000]; 3. 91-Tyler Erb [1][$3,000]; 4. 44-Chris Madden [6][$2,500]; 5. 3s-Brian Shirley [7][$2,000]; 6. 5-Don O'Neal [4][$1,700]; 7. 7-Rick Eckert [15][$1,400]; 8. 157-Mike Marlar [11][$1,300]; 9. 99jr-Frank Heckenast [14][$1,200]; 10. 16-Tyler Bruening [23][$1,100]; 11. 25F-Jason Feger [17][$1,050]; 12. 18c-Chase Junghans [20][$1,000]; 13. 15s-Taylor Scheffler [10][$950]; 14. 54-David Breazeale [9][$900]; 15. 28e-Dennis Erb [16][$850]; 16. 3-Brett Swedberg [19][$800]; 17. 15-Nick Anvelink [25][$770]; 18. 10-Paul Parker [21][$750]; 19. 89-Brad Mueller [26][$730]; 20. 51-Joey Moriarty [24][$700]; 21. 20-Jimmy Owens [2][$700]; 22. 74-Mitch McGrath [12][$700]; 23. 25j-Jared Siefert [18][$700]; 24. 11-Justin Reed [13][$700]; 25. B1-Brent Larson [22][$700]; 26. 25-Shane Clanton [8][$700] KSE Hard Charger Award: 16-Tyler Bruening [+13]
  25. Devin Moran Pockets over $30,000 for Winning 29th Annual Prairie Dirt Classic 2017 Rookie of the Year scores biggest win of his career FAIRBURY, IL — July 28, 2018 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series headlined one of the most prestigious races in the country on Friday and Saturday night: the 29th annual Prairie Dirt Classic presented by Bank of Pontiac. The fast quarter-mile of Fairbury American Legion Speedway, located northeast of Bloomington in Fairbury, IL, served as host to the 100-lap Feature, paying $30,000 to win. Fans cheered as a rising star emerged victorious with the biggest win of his career. 2017 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year Devin Moran passed defending Series Champion and defending Prairie Dirt Classic winner Brandon Sheppard for the final time with 21 laps to go to secure the big payday. “Once we moved up to the top, I really found something there, and the car was just so phenomenal. It’s incredible what we can do with such a little team that we have. Everyone on this team has come together, and to be able to do what we’re doing is so unbelievable,” the 23-year-old stated standing next to his #9 Tommy Pope Construction / Rocket XR1 Chassis / Clements Racing Engines entry. “It’s by far the biggest one. This tops them all. It’s just incredible what we’ve done, and I can’t thank God enough for blessing us with the capabilities to come out here and race, let alone win,” added the Dresden, OH driver, who garnered a total of $33,200 for his efforts. Chris Simpson and Sheppard would bring the star-studded 29-car field to the green flag to begin the century grind. Simpson would race out to the lead early while the rest of the field settled in behind him. After following Simpson around the fast quarter-mile, Sheppard made his move to take over the top spot, and he brought with him Chris Madden, who started fifth, and Moran, who started third. The trio then pulled away from the rest of the pack with Moran getting by Madden for second. On lap 42, Moran took the lead for the first time and led the field to the halfway point. Madden slipped past Sheppard for second and began to challenge Moran for the race lead. Sheppard regained the runner-up spot and quickly caught Moran, who was mired in traffic. On the final restart after a caution —of which there were many — coming on lap 69, Sheppard immediately began pressuring the race leader. On lap 72, Sheppard stole the lead away only to lose it a lap later. Sheppard tried one more time on lap 78 and again was scored as the leader only to again lose it right back the very next lap to Moran for what turned out to be the final time. Moran put plenty of real estate and lapped traffic between he and Sheppard to seal the victory, the biggest of his career. “Man, I got nervous there on that last restart. Every time we restarted, that top just kept getting faster and faster. I could tell why once we moved up there, and it was way better for us. (Crew Chief and brother) Wylie (Moran) just kept pulling the sticks apart, so I just kept running up high, and it worked out for us,” explained the Buckeye State driver. “This is so cool. We just kept fine tuning little things all weekend long, and it was just really good. When we can do that, I’m happy,” Moran ended. Current points leader Mike Marlar, who started 15th, passed Sheppard with two laps to go to claim the runner-up position. “We had a really good race car, and it was a really good race track tonight. It was so congested early, but once it cleared out, I was able to get to the front," stated the 40-year-old driver who was able to gain some points to add to his lead in the standings in his #157 Delk Equipment Sales / Rocket XR1 Chassis / Cornett Racing Engines machine. “Also, congratulations to Devin (Moran) and his team. He’s been doing an awesome job, and I’m real proud of him. If we would’ve had a caution there we might’ve had a shot, but we had to really work to get by Brandon (Sheppard) for second, so we’ll take it, and we know we did the best we can,” added the Winfield, TN pilot. Rounding out the podium was Sheppard, who led on four different occasions for 25 total laps before finishing in third in his #1 Seubert Calf Ranches / Rocket XR1 Chassis / Durham Racing Engines entry. “We were really good the whole race, but Devin (Moran) was just a little bit better tonight. I got a little bit free when we got to the lapped traffic, and that’s where we needed to be a bit better,” explained the 25-year-old from New Berlin, IL. “It’s typical Fairbury, though. There’s three grooves of racing and when you get to them they’re all over the place and they’re fighting for position too. We’re thankful to be in the top three though,” Sheppard remarked. Madden finish in the fourth position ahead of Billy Drake, who completed the top five with a World of Outlaws career-high finish of fifth. Three-time Prairie Dirt Classic winner Shannon Babb was sixth, and 2018 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour Champion Brian Shirley was seventh. 2017 FALS Super Late Model Track Champion Ryan Unzicker was eighth, while another former Prairie Dirt Classic winner, Dennis Erb Jr., from 20th, and 2015 Series Champion Shane Clanton, from 23rd, rounded out the top 10. Four-time Track Champion and current points leader Kevin Weaver earned the KSE Hard-Charger Award with his 25th- to 11th-place run. Earlier in the weekend, on Friday, July 27th, Bobby Pierce won his first PFC Brakes Fast Qualifier Award of the season and second of his career with a 13.188. Simpson, Sheppard, Moran and Babb won the Showdown Qualifier Features. On Saturday, July 28th, Gordy Gundaker, three-time Series Champion Billy Moyer and Tyler Erb won the Last Chance Showdowns. Pierce picked up an amazing last-race victory in the Prairie Dirt Shootout, from 16th, and chose to exchange the $2,000 payday for the 27th starting spot in the main event. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series will head north and make their first-ever appearance at the 1/3-mile of Plymouth Dirt Track (Sheboygan County Fair Park), located east of Fond du Lac in Plymouth, WI on Monday, July 30th. The $10,000-to-win Wisconsin Refrigerated 50 will see the track's Grassroots Project Late Models waiting to challenge the Outlaw invaders, including four-time and defending track champion and current points leader Brad Mueller. For more information, visit the track website located at: plymouthdtr.com Sears Craftsman Feature (100 Laps): 1. 9-Devin Moran [3][$30,000]; 2. 157-Mike Marlar [15][$10,000]; 3. 1-Brandon Sheppard [2][$6,000]; 4. 44-Chris Madden [5][$5,000]; 5. 75-Billy Drake [11][$4,000]; 6. 18b-Shannon Babb [4][$3,000]; 7. 3s-Brian Shirley [8][$2,750]; 8. 24-Ryan Unzicker [7][$2,500]; 9. 28e-Dennis Erb [20][$2,300]; 10. 25-Shane Clanton [23][$2,100]; 11. B12-Kevin Weaver [25][$1,900]; 12. 11-Gordy Gundaker [17][$1,800]; 13. 20-Jimmy Owens [21][$1,700]; 14. 91-Tyler Erb [19][$1,650]; 15. 96-Tanner English [12][$1,600]; 16. 49-Jonathan Davenport [16][$1,580]; 17. B1-Brent Larson [29][$110]; 18. 9D-Daniel Flessner [26][$1,540]; 19. 18c-Chase Junghans [24][$1,520]; 20. 54-David Breazeale [28][$110]; 21. 32-Chris Simpson [1][$1,500]; 22. 6K-Michael Kloos [14][$1,500]; 23. 5-Don O'Neal [9][$1,500]; 24. 40B-Kyle Bronson [6][$1,500]; 25. 32p-Bobby Pierce [27][$1,500]; 26. 7-Rick Eckert [10][$1,500]; 27. 10p-Paul Parker [13][$1,500]; 28. 21-Billy Moyer [18][$1,500]; 29. 12-Jason Jameson [22][$1,500]: KSE Hard Charger Award: B12-Kevin Weaver[+14] PFC Brakes Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 32p-Bobby Pierce, 13.188; 2. 157-Mike Marlar, 13.197; 3. 32-Chris Simpson, 13.232; 4. 44-Chris Madden, 13.269; 5. 40B-Kyle Bronson, 13.307; 6. 1-Brandon Sheppard, 13.309; 7. 28e-Dennis Erb, 13.414; 8. 20-Jimmy Owens, 13.468; 9. 18c-Chase Junghans, 13.492; 10. 4-Bob Gardner, 13.52; 11. 71-Hudson O'Neal, 13.547; 12. 4G-Kody Evans, 13.587; 13. 87-Derek Doll, 13.664; 14. 25F-Jason Feger, 13.673; 15. 7s-Jay Sparks, 13.674; 16. B12-Kevin Weaver, 13.678; 17. 21-Billy Moyer, 13.486; 18. 75-Billy Drake, 13.685; 19. 9D-Daniel Flessner, 13.722; 20. 15d-Justin Duty, 13.724; 21. 5-Don O'Neal, 13.769; 22. 39-Rob Toland, 13.807; 23. 77-Jay Morris, 13.847; 24. 15v-Kolby Vanderbergh, 13.877; 25. 55-Collin Alexander, 14.184; 26. 12c-Jeff Curl, 14.295; 27. 10p-Paul Parker, 14.298; 28. 15-Matt Shannon, 14.407; 29. 74-Russ Adams, 14.435; 30. 6-Blake Spencer, 14.602; 31. 5d-Brian Dunn, 17.519 PFC Brakes Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 9-Devin Moran, 13.427; 2. 49-Jonathan Davenport, 13.438; 3. 10-Scott Schmitt, 13.475; 4. 18b-Shannon Babb, 13.534; 5. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 13.552; 6. 96-Tanner English, 13.586; 7. 1m-Mike Mataragas, 13.596; 8. 3s-Brian Shirley, 13.616; 9. 25w-Allen Weisser, 13.653; 10. 11-Gordy Gundaker, 13.7; 11. 7-Rick Eckert, 13.727; 12. 84-Myles Moos, 13.731; 13. 25-Shane Clanton, 13.731; 14. 12-Jason Jameson, 13.734; 15. 91-Tyler Erb, 13.774; 16. 15s-Taylor Scheffler, 13.777; 17. 6K-Michael Kloos, 13.784; 18. B1-Brent Larson, 13.879; 19. 89-Mike Spatola, 13.893; 20. 54-David Breazeale, 13.908; 21. 29-Spencer Diercks, 14.042; 22. 51-Joey Moriarty, 14.077; 23. 79w-Greg Wagner, 14.185; 24. 28-Sammy Epling, 14.341; 25. 14-Glen Thompson, 14.427; 26. 22B-Jonathan Brauns, 14.43; 27. 7T-Steve Thorsten, 14.602; 28. 61-Curtis Radke, 14.912; 29. 71k-Jim Rogers, 15.192; 30. 25k-Bill Kettering, 15.387