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#17BC Justin Grant of Ione, Calif. (Rich Forman Photo)



STAKES ARE AT PEAK LEVEL FOR BC39 SEPT. 5-6

Speedway, Indiana......... With 86 cars entered for the September 5-6 Driven2SaveLives "BC39" presented by NOS Energy Drink at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the prestige of winning is at a maximum and the stakes are mountainous.

As it stands now, with only a quarter of the field slotted to make Thursday night's A-Main, that essentially means the heat races, qualifiers and any race leading up to the feature will look like stacked feature events anywhere else for the USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets.

Therefore, with so much on-track action and a field laden with racing stud-status, a special format will be utilized to whittle the field down to 22 starters for the main event. You'll more than get your money's worth Wednesday.

General admission ticketholders will have first-come, first-served access to the Shaw Grandstand, the temporary grandstands built in the IMS infield, near the Dirt Track. Kids 15 & under are admitted free with paid adult ticketholders. Wednesday General Admission ticketholders can access the IMS infield and can purchase Pit Passes. All tickets can be purchased now at http://www.TheBC39.com/.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2018
The format for Wednesday's program on Sept. 5 will feature all cars hitting the track, not for qualifying as is usually done for the majority of USAC National events. Instead, all cars will draw for randomly draw for heat race positions and hot lap with their heat race. Two rounds of hot laps will be held, starting with the final heat and snaking back to conclude with the final heat.

The race for victory will certainly be one that everybody certainly has an eye on. But, the battle for passing points will be as essential, with each car gaining valuable points with each car he or she passes determining where you will start in the qualifying races come Thursday night.

One faulty move, mistake, or just being caught up in someone else's mess can derail an the entire two-days of racing for them. Drivers will have to be on their toes and on the gas to accomplish their mission. And that's only get into Thursday's 39-lap main event, which will boast more than $70,000 in purse and incentives, including a $15,000 winner's purse - the largest in Midget racing.

Heat races will be 10 laps each, with the starting lineups determined by random draw. Points for the heats will be accumulated by finishing position and total number of positions gained or lost. Cars will be positioned into qualifying races Thursday based on the points accumulated in Wednesday's heats.

The much-talked about pursuit race on Wednesday will include 24 Starters (the top-10 in qualifying points, the 10 heat race winners and 4 promoter option spots. Every four laps, USAC will throw a competition flag and cars that have been passed during that stage will be called to exit the track.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018
All cars are eligible for Thursday's qualifying races, with up to 12 cars competing per race. Qualifying races will be 10 laps each, with top-six starting positions inverted with the top point earner from Wednesday's heat races starting sixth. Total points from the heat races and qualifying races will be added to set the feature starting lineup, along with transfers from the B-Main, C-Main and front of the D-Main races. The top 16 overall in accumulated points will start straight-up in the first eight rows of the feature.

G-Main: 10 laps. Includes cars 87th or higher in points, with the top four finishers transferring to the F-Main.

F-Main: 10 laps. Includes cars 73rd through 86th in points, plus the top four finishers from the G-Main. The top four finishers transfer to the E-Main.

E-Main: 10 laps. Includes cars 59-72 in points, plus the top four finishers from the F-Main. The top four finishers transfer to the D-Main.

D-Main: 12 laps. Includes cars 45-58 in points, plus the top four finishers from the E-Main. The top four finishers transfer to the C-Main.

C-Main: 15 laps. Includes cars 31-44 in points, plus the top four finishers from the D-Main. The top four finishers transfer to the B-Main.

B-Main (Semi-Feature): 20 laps. Includes cars ranked 17-30 in points, plus the top-four finishers from the C-Main. The top six finishers transfer to the night's A-Main feature event.

The 39-lap A-Main feature will have 22 starters, plus two USAC provisional starters (if applicable) and two IMS options.

Tickets are now on sale for the Driven2SaveLives "BC39" presented by NOS Energy Drink at the Dirt Track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on September 5-6 featuring the USAC P1 Insurance Midget National Championship.

Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/events/usac or via phone at the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-8500.

Visit www.TheBC39.com/ for more information about the race, including tickets and camping.

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DRIVEN2SAVELIVES "BC39" PRES. BY NOS ENERGY DRINK ENTRY LIST
(86 cars as of August 20, 2018)

0 STEVE BUCKWALTER/Royersford, PA (Steve Buckwalter)
1 KYLE LARSON/Elk Grove, CA (Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian)
1BR DAVE DARLAND/Lincoln, IN (SFH Racing Development)
1K BRAYTON LYNCH/Springfield, IL (Rusty Kunz Racing)
1ST SHANE COTTLE/Kokomo, IN (Daryl Saucier)
1T TYLER SHOEMAKER/Bloomington, IL (Jay Mounce)
2D MATT SHERRELL/Owasso, OK (Dan & Patricia Harris)
2ND JEB SESSUMS/Burleson, TX (Dan & Patricia Harris)
3 TBA (Ray Racing)
3D RICH DRANGMEISTER/Hobart, IN (Rich Drangmeister)
3N JAKE NEUMAN/New Berlin, IL (Jim Neuman)
4D ROBERT DALBY/Anaheim, CA (Ken Dalby)
5 ®C.J. LEARY/Greenfield, IN (Baldwin Brothers Racing)
5B CHASE BRISCOE/Mitchell, IN (Briscoe Racing)
5x ROY CARUTHERS/Indianapolis, IN (Boyle Racing Headquarters)
7 GAGE WALKER/Fairland, IN (Brian Walker)
7BC TYLER COURTNEY/Indianapolis, IN (Clauson-Marshall Racing)
7CG TBA (Seven, LLC)
7CH CRITTER MALONE/Pittsboro, IN (Seven, LLC)
7p BRIAN PETERSON/Mukwonago, WI (Brian Peterson)
10 LANCE BENNETT/Aurora, CO (Bennett Motorsports)
11 TRACY HINES/New Castle, IN (Leader Card Racers)
11A ANTON HERNANDEZ/Arlington, TX (Brandon Gray)
11L AARON LEFFEL/Springfield, OH (Chuck Taylor)
11T TREY OSBORNE/Columbus, OH (Chuck Taylor)
11Y TRAVIS YOUNG/Casey, IL (Travis Young)
12 J.B. GILBERT/Charleston, IL (J.B. Gilbert)
15 ®JASON McDOUGAL/Broken Arrow, OK (Petry Motorsports)
15c CARSON GARRETT/Littleton, CO (Broc Garrett)
17BC JUSTIN GRANT/Ione, CA (Clauson-Marshall Racing - Matt Wood)
17D DAKOTA JACKSON/Elizabethtown, IN (Koontz Racing)
17K MICHAEL KOONTZ/Bloomington, IN (Koontz Racing)
17s RICKY STENHOUSE, JR./Olive Branch, MS (Clauson-Marshall Racing)
17w SHANE GOLOBIC/Fremont, CA (Clauson-Marshall Racing/Matt Wood)
21 CHRISTOPHER BELL/Norman, OK (Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian)
21D JUSTIN DICKERSON/Pittsboro, IN (Justin Dickerson)
21K KARTER SARFF/Mason City, IL (Steve Reynolds)
21x TANNER THORSON/Minden, NV (Steve Reynolds/Rip Jetson)
24 LANDON SIMON/Tipp City, OH (Landon Simon Racing)
24x DAVID PRICKETT/Fresno, CA (Neverlift Motorsports)
25 JERRY COONS, JR./Tucson, AZ (Petry Motorsports)
25p DYLAN PETERSON/Sioux Falls, SD (Vance Peterson)
25s ALEX SCHRIEVER/Sioux Falls, SD (Jeff Davis)
25x GIO SCELZI/Fresno, CA (Tom Malloy)
27 TUCKER KLAASMEYER/Paola, KS (Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian)
27z ®ZANE HENDRICKS/Stillwater, OK (Tucker-Boat Motorsports)
35 CHRIS WINDOM/Canton, IL (Petry Motorsports)
35L ANDREW LAYSER/Collegeville, PA (Alex Bright Racing)
35x CHRIS BAUE/Indianapolis, IN (Chris Baue)
39 KYLE MAY/New Palestine, IN (Kyle May)
39BC ®ZEB WISE/Angola, IN (Clauson-Marshall Racing)
46 KENNEY JOHNSON/Bethany, CT (Jeff Johnson)
46x ROBBY SPINO/Wallingford, CT (Robby Spino)
49 ANDY BRADLEY/Bloomington, IN (Andy Bradley)
54 MATT WESTFALL/Pleasant Hill, OH (Steve Bordner)
56x MARK CHISHOLM/Cheyenne, WY (Mark Chisholm)
57A ANDREW FELKER/Carl Junction, MO (Bill Ecker)
57B CHASE McDERMAND/Springfield, IL (Bill Ecker)
57D DANIEL ROBINSON/Ewing, IL (McCreery Motorsports)
57F NATE FOSTER/Greenwood, IN (Nate Foster)
57K KEVIN STUDLEY/Brownsburg, IN (Kevin Studley)
63 KEVIN THOMAS, JR./Cullman, AL (Joe Dooling)
63D J.J. YELEY/Phoenix, AZ (Joe Dooling)
67 ®LOGAN SEAVEY/Sutter, CA (Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian)
67F KYLE O'GARA/Beech Grove, IN (SFH Racing Development)
67K HOLLY SHELTON/Sacramento, CA (Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian)
69 RYAN SMITH/Kunkletown, PA (SFH Racing Development)
71 RYAN ROBINSON/Foresthill, CA (Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian)
71K TANNER CARRICK/Lincoln, CA (Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian)
71x BRYAN DROLLINGER/Lomita, CA (Drollinger Racing)
72 ®SAM JOHNSON/St. Peters, MO (Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian)
76E TBA (FMR Racing)
76m BRADY BACON/Broken Arrow, OK (FMR Racing)
77 ALEX BRIGHT/Collegeville, PA (Alex Bright Racing)
77x OLIVIA BENNETT/Aurora, CO (Bennett Motorsports)
83 KARSYN ELLEDGE/Mooresville, NC (Tucker/Boat Motorsports)
84 CHAD BOAT/Phoenix, AZ (Tucker/Boat Motorsports)
88 TYLER NELSON/Olathe, KS (Tyler Nelson Racing)
89 BRAYDAN WILLMINGTON/Marulan, New South Wales, Australia (Team RayPro)
91 SHANE COCKRUM/Benton, IL (Harris Racing)
91T TYLER THOMAS/Collinsville, OK (Brian Thomas)
93K RILEY KREISEL/Warsaw, MO (DKR Motorsports)
97 SPENCER BAYSTON/Lebanon, IN (Keith Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian)
99p DILLON WELCH/Carmel, IN (Kami Ronk)
99w KOREY WEYANT/Springfield, IL (Jay Mounce)
TBA (Clauson-Marshall Racing)
**(R) represents a USAC P1 Insurance National Midget Rookie of the Year contender.

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Winner Chris Windom (Dallas Breeze Photo)



WINDOM WINS ONE FOR THE HOME CROWD AT BETTENHAUSEN 100

By: Ryan Mahan - The Springfield State Journal-Register

Springfield, Illinois (Aug. 18, 2018)……… Chris Windom had plenty of patience in Saturday’s USAC Silver Crown Series Tony Bettenhausen 100 race.

He had plenty of car left too.

The Canton driver became just the third from Illinois to win the 100-lap Bettenhausen race on the 1-mile dirt track, beating Kevin Thomas Jr. by 1.701 seconds.

“This is pretty sweet,” Windom said. “I’ve been trying to win this race since 2010 or 2011 It’s pretty awesome to do it with a lot of my hometown friends and family here to watch.”

Gary Bettenhausen, of Tinley Park, won in 1983. It took 29 years until Galesburg’s A.J. Fike ended that drought in 2012. He repeated in 2013.

Windom previously earned an in-state USAC win — the 2016 Ted Horn 100 at the Du Quoin State Fair. But this one came just 70 miles away.

“It’s pretty special to win one this close to home,” he said.

It didn’t take long for the race to shuffle from its starting grid.

Jerry Coons Jr. and Kody Swanson owned the front row. Swanson, who won the 2014 and 2015 Bettenhausen races and owned a five-race win streak prior to Saturday, quickly dropped to the middle of the pack.

Tyler Courtney, Justin Grant — last year’s Bettenhausen champion — and Kevin Thomas Jr. all worked their way to the front. It took Windom a little longer for him to crack the top-four, which he did by passing Coons.

“It was a really tight field today,” said Grant, who finished third, 2.012 seconds behind Windom. “Normally this is more about tire management and the sun’s a little brighter and the track’s a little cleaner — more rubbered up — so you don’t see guys racing that hard the whole race. Today, you could kind of abuse your stuff about all race. It was a little different Silver Crown race than what we’re used to.”

Windom tried to pressure the top-three drivers, but backed off to let them battle each other. ON lap 82, Windom grabbed third place. Almost immediately, Shane Cockrum, of Benton, brought out a caution flag.

On the restart, Windom took second place on lap 87. On lap 92, Windom made the final lead change.

“I’ve ran enough of these races now and I’ve ran around with Kody Swanson and he falls back to ninth or 10th and rides for almost the whole race,” Windom said. “I knew the pace they were running, they weren’t going to be able to run the pace I could the last 10 laps. It worked out in our favor like that.

“This car, I knew it was good enough to win the whole race. I wasn’t going to pressure it too early and wear our stuff out . . . so I saved it just like I planned and the cautions came just like I wanted.”

On the final restart, on lap 98, Windom kept Thomas and Grant in his rear-view mirror.

Thomas took his final lead on lap 55 when Courtney slid high into the loose dirt. He kept Grant and Courtney behind him, but couldn’t prevent Windom’s advance.

“It really was (competitive),” Thomas said. “From the start, me and Sunshine (Courtney) started in the second row and getting into (the first turn), we were running 1-2, so that was pretty exciting.

“That was a fun race. Windom was back there. He was up under me at the beginning of the race. I knew he was good because where I was running was a little bit more of a dominant line and he was staying with me in the dirty stuff. When your car is that good, you’re going to be able to be patient and poke right underneath people and get the runs you need when you need to.”

Two other Illinois drivers — and both closer to home — had plenty of fans cheering.

Springfield’s Joey Moughan finished ninth — his highest finish in less than 10 USAC Silver Crown Series starts.

He said he was “extremely” happy with the top-10 showing.

“I’m not a great mechanic. Just to finish with everything working, we haven’t done that yet,” Moughan said. “I missed the setup just a touch. You’ve got to crawl before you can walk.”

He finished 15th in last year’s Ted Horn 100 at the Du Quoin State Fair.

Korey Weyant, also a Springfield product, made a hard-charge in the 12-lap semi-feature event. The top-six cars earned a spot in the main event. Weyant needed a push start, so he had to start at the back of the field despite originally on the front row.

Weyant had the fastest car in the field and quickly ran up the standings. As he was battling David Byrne, of Shullsburg, Wisconsin, for the lead in turns 3 and 4 of lap 11, Weyant’s engine blew, prematurely ending an exciting day.

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USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMP CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: August 18, 2018 – Springfield, Illinois – Illinois State Fairgrounds – “Bettenhausen 100"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jerry Coons Jr., 20, Nolen-30.875; 2. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-31.128; 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr, 56, Foxco-31.273; 4. Tyler Courtney, 97, Lein-31.681; 5. Shane Cockrum, 71, Hardy-31.689; 6. Justin Grant, 91, Hemelgarn-31.731; 7. Kyle Robbins, 7, KR-31.923; 8. Brady Bacon, 6, Klatt-32.010; 9. C.J. Leary, 10, Meyer- 32.012; 10. Jacob Wilson, 07, WBR-32.046; 11. Joey Moughan, 29, Moughan-32.073; 12. Dave Darland, 92, Kazmark-32.082; 13. Chris Windom, 17, Nolen-32.341; 14. Bill Rose, 75, Rose-32.725; 15. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-33.068; 16. Austin Nemire, 16, Nemire/Lesko-33.443; 17. David Byrne, 40, Byrne-33.490; 18. Neil Shepherd, 04, Shepherd-33.510; 19. Korey Weyant, 99, Weyant-33.585; 20. Jeff Swindell, 21, Swanson-33.634; 21. Joe Liguori, 4, Liguori-33.763; 22. Mike Haggenbottom, 124, Haggenbottom-33.844; 23. Russ Gamester, 51, Gamester-33.885; 24. Johnny Petrozelle, 8, Cornell/Petrozelle-33.975; 25. J.C. Bland, 5, Bland-34.000; 26. Brian Tyler, 12, Galas-34.102; 27. Patrick Lawson, 2, Lawson-34.308; 28. Chris Urish, 77, Urish-34.314; 29. Chris Dyson, 9, Dyson-34.460; 30. Terry Babb, 34, Morford-34.496; 31. A.J. Fike. 41, McQuinn-34.604; 32. Terry James, 23, Satterthwaite-35.016; 33. Ken Schrader, 14, McQuinn-35.040; 34. Keith Burch, 24, Burch-35,296; 35. Travis Welpott, 118, Welpott/Gorman-35.657; 36. Jackie Burke, 33, Burke-36.068; 37. Dave Berkheimer, 31. Berkheimer-41.088; 38. Austin Mundie, 47, Butler-NT; 39. Shane Cottle, 81, Williams-NT; 40. Chris Fetter, 88, Fetter-NT; 41. Steve Buckwalter, 53, Five Three-NT; 42. Danny Long, 44, Long-NT; 43. Casey Shuman, 55, Bateman-NT.

LAST CHANCE RACE: (12 laps) 1. Byrne, 2. Urish, 3. Babb, 4. Dyson, 5. Burch, 6. Lawson, 7. Welpott, 8. Burke, 9. James, 10. Weyant, 11. Fike (#14), 12. Berkheimer. NT.

FEATURE: (100 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Chris Windom (13), 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (3), 3. Justin Grant (6), 4. Jacob Wilson (10), 5. Jerry Coons Jr. (1), 6. Kyle Robbins (7), 7. Joe Liguori (19), 8. Austin Nemire (16), 9. Joey Moughan (11), 10. David Byrne (25), 11. Brady Bacon (8), 12. Mike Haggenbottom (20), 13. Chris Dyson (28), 14. Chris Urish (26), 15. Russ Gamester (21), 16. Keith Burch (29), 17. Travis Welpott (31), 18. J.C. Bland (23). 19. Matt Goodnight (15), 20. Tyler Courtney (4), 21. Jeff Swindell (18), 22. C.J. Leary (9), 23. Shane Cockrum (5), 24. Neil Shepherd (17), 25. Dave Darland (12), 26. Kody Swanson (2), 27. Johnny Petrozelle (22), 28. Bill Rose (14), 29. Patrick Lawson (30), 30. Brian Tyler (24). 31. Terry Babb (27). NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-44 Courtney, Laps 45-49 Thomas, Laps 50-54 Courtney, Laps 55-91 Thomas, Laps 92-100 Windom.

KSE RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER AWARD: David Byrne (25th to 10th)

WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Chris Dyson

NEW USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Swanson-525, 2-Grant-446, 3-Windom-433, 4-Byrne-384, 5-Coons-347, 6-Bobby Santos-329, 7-Welpott-309, 8-Goodnight-288, 9-Robbins-283, 10-Aaron Pierce-239.

NEXT USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: September 2 – Du Quoin, IL – Du Quoin State Fairgrounds – “Ted Horn 100”

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Artic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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Winner Gerard McIntyre (Mike Petrucci Photo)



Contact: Tyler Altmeyer
Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

Gerard McIntyre scores $7,000 at Lebanon Valley for first-ever All Star victory

WEST LEBANON, N.Y. (August 19, 2018) - For the first time in his career, Gerard McIntyre is a main event winner with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, forced to out-duel All Star and Destiny Motorsports newcomer, Brock Zearfoss, during a green-white-checkered finish to do so, also scoring $7,000 in the process. McIntyre, driver of Mark Coldren Motorsports, No. 07 sprint car, led all but the first three circuits around Lebanon Valley Speedway’s high-banked, half-mile oval on Sunday night, ultimately inheriting the top spot on lap four after the top-two made contact while battling for the lead. Although gifted the point position, McIntyre’s campaign at the front of the field was constantly under pressure, soon forced to withstand multiple takeover attempts by Sammy Swindell and eventually Brock Zearfoss.

“I’m just really happy to have this opportunity,” an elated Gerard McIntyre said in Lebanon Valley Speedway victory lane. “The first part of the season wasn’t too hot for us, but during the last five races or so, we’ve really been able to pick things up and progress. Tonight played out in our favor. It was tough to pass and I was in the right place at the right time. It all worked out in the end and I am happy.”

Staring third on the feature grid, McIntyre’s big beak occurred just after a restart with three laps in the books. Aaron Reutzel, who started the 25-lap turned 26-lap program alongside pole-sitter Paul McMahan, attempted to slide McMahan for the lead as the pair entered turns one and two on lap four. Contact was made soon thereafter sending McMahan hard into the outside retaining wall. The unintentional contact also caused issues to Reutzel’s machine sending him pit side to replace a flat, right rear tire. Reutzel eventually returned to the speedway but McMahan would not. From that point forward, it was all McIntyre at the front of the field.

Although jumping out to a respectable advantage, McIntyre was soon forced to deal with Swindell, who was aboard the Jared Zimbardi-owned, No. 35 sprinter. A caution on lap 10 and pair of back-to-back cautions on lap 22 bunched the field back together giving Swindell a trio of opportunities to work around McIntyre. The New Oxford, Pa., native proved to be too strong on the ensuing restarts, keeping Swindell at bay even when the former World of Outlaws champion was able to peek his nose under him.

Jonestown, Pennsylvania’s Brock Zearfoss, who fought his way from seventh to third as early as lap ten, finally had the opportunity to battle his way around Swindell for second. The former Pennsylvania Posse representative turned All Star executed a perfect move at the exit of turn two to get around the Germantown, Tenn., native on lap 24.

Unfortunately for McIntyre, a caution on the final circuit resulted in a fuel stop giving Zearfoss an opportunity to restart on the tailtank of the familiar No. 07. All Star Circuit of Champions rules state that feature competition must end with two consecutive green flag laps, therefore, the field would utilize a green-white-checkered finish. Although close, Zearfoss was not able to capitalize, allowing McIntyre to escape to a .7 second margin of victory at the finish. The “Jonestown Jet” battled back to the line to finish second, followed by Sammy Swindell, Tony Stewart and Carson Macedo.

Only five events remain on the August schedule for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, four of which will be conducted in the Keystone State on August 23-26; four events in four days at four different facilities. Tony Stewart’s All Stars will visit Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and BAPS Motor Speedway, respectively, during their four-day trek through Posse Country, chasing a total winner’s share exceeding $20,000.

Adding extra hype to an already action-packed weekend, the visit to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, August 24, will feature twin 20-lap features for the traveling All Stars. Dubbed the Jack Gunn Memorial, each of the twin features will award a $4,000 top prize.

More information pertaining to the All Star visit to Central Pennsylvania will be posted in the near-future. Fans are encouraged to stay alert via social media and online at www.allstarsprint.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Lebanon Valley Speedway - Sunday, August 19, 2018:
Arctic Cat All Stars at ‘The Valley of Speed’
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 22 Entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Sammy Swindell - 16.394 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sammy Swindell - 16.235 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Anthony Fiore
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Paul McMahan
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Gerard McIntyre
JE Pistons Dash: Paul McMahan
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Gerard McIntyre
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Ryan Smith (+7)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.294; 2. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 16.386; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.669; 4. 91-Anthony Fiore, 16.767; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 16.890; 6. 14B-Brett Wright, 18.097; 7. 88C-Chad Miller, 18.507; 8. 706-Mark Sasso, 19.086

Group (B)
1. 35Z-Sammy Swindell, 16.235; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.246; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 16.355; 4. 11-Ryan Smith, 16.540; 5. 70-Dave Blaney, 16.733; 6. 10-Joe Kata, 17.163; 7. 35T-Travis Esh, 20.655

Group (C)
1. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.391; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 16.393; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.419; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 16.686; 5. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.857; 6. i07-Darren Schott, 19.008; 7. 41U-Rick Stone, 19.195

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 91-Anthony Fiore [1]; 2. 4-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]; 6. 14B-Brett Wright [6]; 7. 88C-Chad Miller [7]; 8. 706-Mark Sasso [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 3. 35Z-Sammy Swindell [4]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [5]; 5. 10-Joe Kata [6]; 6. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 7. 35T-Travis Esh [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [5]; 6. i07-Darren Schott [6]; 7. 41U-Rick Stone [7]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [3]; 4. 91-Anthony Fiore [4]; 5. 35Z-Sammy Swindell [7]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 7. 4-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]

A-Main (25 Laps)
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [3]; 2. 4-Brock Zearfoss [7]; 3. 35Z-Sammy Swindell [5]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [9]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [10]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]; 7. 70-Dave Blaney [11]; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore [4]; 9. 11-Ryan Smith [16]; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13]; 12. 10-Joe Kata [15]; 13. 35-Tyler Esh [14]; 14. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 15. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 16. 7K-Cale Conley [12]; 17. i07-Darren Schott [21]; 18. 35T-Travis Esh [22]; 19. 14B-Brett Wright [17]; 20. 88C-Chad Miller [18]; 21. 706-Mark Sasso [20]; 22. 41U-Rick Stone [19]
Lap Leaders: Paul McMahan (1-3), Gerard McIntyre (4-26)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Lebanon Valley Speedway)
1. Carson Macedo - 3848
2. Aaron Reutzel - 3842
3. Chad Kemenah - 3832
4. Jac Haudenschild - 3658
5. Dave Blaney - 3646
6. Paul McMahan - 3630
7. Parker Price-Miller - 3466
8. Cale Conley - 3362
9. Brandon Spithaler - 3130
10. Carl Bowser - 2998

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

About Arctic Cat:
For more than 50 years, the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry. Today Arctic Cat’s snowmobile product lines span more than 50 different models, with offerings for every style of riding, from trail-riding with the family, to long-distance touring with friends, to mountain sleds to handle the most severe backcountry conditions. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.

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Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles, professional turf-care equipment, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Arctic Cat®, Textron Off Road™, Jacobsen®, Dixie Chopper®, Ransomes®, TUG™, Douglas™, Premier™ and Safeaero™ brands. Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.

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Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series

RAIN POSTPONES PASS/MASS CO-SANCTION EVENT AT BAPS MOTOR SPEEDWAY TO SUNDAY AUGUST 26TH

YORK HAVEN, PA
By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

Mother Nature struck too soon on Saturday Night when scattered pop up showers forced BAPS Motor Speedway officials to postpone the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series/PA Sprint Series Co-Sanctioned Event to Sunday, August 26th.

"Along with the rescheduled make-up feature that is tentatively planned to run right after the All Star Circuit of Champions time trial sessions, we will continue the night with a complete program for the IMCA/Racesaver Sprints," Kolten Gouse of BAPS Motor Speedway commented.

With 36 Racesaver/IMCA 305 Sprint Cars signed in at the back gate - including thirteen Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series teams, four heat races were completed with Austin Bishop, John Scarborough, Kyle Smith, and Darren Miller taking home victories for each qualifying event, and two b-main wins going to Rick Stief and Tim Tanner Jr. before the rains came.

A complete redraw sponsored by CRC Industries, had the top twelve finishers "draw a can" of CRC Brakleen for their spot, with Dave Grube and Jaremi Hanson set to start on the front row of the twenty lap feature.

“I want to thank all of the teams that traveled to BAPS on Saturday for our co-sanction event, and unfortunately Mother Nature played a factor into the evening, but we look forward to having everyone back with the All Star Sprints on Sunday!” Gouse said.

“We would really like to add more PASS/MASS co-sanction events in 2019 at BAPS to continue our support for the Racesaver/IMCA 305 Sprint Series here in Central Pennsylvania".

With just three points races remaining (including this Sunday's make-up event at BAPS) until the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Champion is crowned at Grandview Speedway Inc. on Friday, September 14th, next up on the schedule is Bridgeport Speedway this coming Saturday, August 25th.

For more information on upcoming events, LIVE race day coverage, and exclusive interviews with drivers, visit our Facebook page Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, on Instagram and Twitter @masprints305 and our website www.masprintseries.com.

FEATURE LINE-UP 8/26 (20 LAPS): Dave Grube, Jaremi Hanson, Jason Dunn, Andy Best, Darren Miller, Kyle Smith, Billy Ney, Zachary Newlin, Austin Bishop, Cj Faison, Jon Haegele, John Scarborough, Jeff Geiges, Jay Krout, John Fiore Racing 91J, Larry Mc Vay, Rick Stief, Tim Tanner Jr., Tyler Reinhardt, Eddie Wagner, Colton Hoover, Devin Adams, Stephanie Dodson, Nick Sweigart
DNQ: Kassidy Kreitz, John Wanchalk, Landon Price, Wally Eshenaur, Tim Stallings, Tom Carberry, Erin Statler, Kenny Heffner, David Graber, Kristen Hess, Ryan Lynn, Reid Mitchell

Erika Palmai Wagner
erikapalmai5@gmail.com

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World of Outlaws


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Winner Donny Schatz (Dave Biro Photo)

Donny Schatz Sweeps Weekend at Home with 17th 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]

Qualifying: 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.23; 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 13.287; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.326; 4. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.334; 5. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.406; 6. 5-David Gravel, 13.496; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.685; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.698; 9. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, 13.774; 10. 8H-Jade Hastings, 13.801; 11. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.807; 12. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.848; 13. 6N-Greg Nikitenko, 13.944; 14. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 14.004; 15. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.018; 16. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.111; 17. 19-Brent Marks, 14.256; 18. 31-Shane Roemeling, 14.268; 19. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.334; 20. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.436; 21. 13T-Ty Hanten, 14.45; 22. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.473; 23. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.494; 24. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.599; 25. 19P-Paige Polyak, 14.624; 26. 20A-Jordan Adams, 14.64; 27. 14K-Tori Knutson, 15.135; 28. 1AJ-Trevor Mell, 15.309

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [6]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 6. 8H-Jade Hastings [4]; 7. 19P-Paige Polyak [9]; 8. 1AJ-Trevor Mell [10]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 10. 6N-Greg Nikitenko [5]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 4. 13-Mark Dobmeier [1]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [7]; 6. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [8]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 8. 9N-Wade Nygaard [5]; 9. 20A-Jordan Adams [9]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 5-David Gravel [2]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 4. 21K-Thomas Kennedy [3]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [8]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 7. 31-Shane Roemeling [6]; 8. 13T-Ty Hanten [7]; 9. 14K-Tori Knutson [9]

Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [6]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][-]; 2. 9N-Wade Nygaard [2][-]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [3][-]; 4. 19P-Paige Polyak [7][-]; 5. 13T-Ty Hanten [6][-]; 6. 20A-Jordan Adams [8][-]; 7. 31-Shane Roemeling [4][$300]; 8. 14K-Tori Knutson [9][$250]; 9. 1AJ-Trevor Mell [10][$225]; 10. 6N-Greg Nikitenko [1][$200]

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