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Winner Brent Marks (Paul Arch Photo)

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 Blaney 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

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

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 2. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [1]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [5]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 7. 99-Brady Bacon [7]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 9. 49D-Shawn Dancer [10]; 10. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [11]; 11. 71M-Randy Hannagan [9]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 19-Brent Marks [4]; 3. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 4. 4-Brock Zearfoss [6]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [8]; 8. 3G-Carson Macedo [7]; 9. 10P-Jim Perricone [10]; 10. 5T-Travis Philo [9]

Heat #3 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 2. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [1]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 17X-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 19P-Paige Polyak [6]; 6. 11N-Michael Kofoid [8]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 8. 45-Trevor Baker [7]; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson [9]; 10. 5H-Jordan Harble [10]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 2. 5-David Gravel [1]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 5. 12N-Cole Duncan [4]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 7. 59-Cory Eliason [7]; 8. 97-Caleb Helms [8]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]; 10. 42-Ty Tilton [10]

Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 2. 5-David Gravel [8]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [7]; 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 6. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [5]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 8. 13-Paul McMahan [3]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer - 1. 7K-Cale Conley [1][-]; 2. 71M-Randy Hannagan [3][-]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [5][$150]; 4. O7-Jacob Wilson [4][$150]; 5. 97-Caleb Helms [2][$150]; 6. 49D-Shawn Dancer [7][$125]; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron [6][$125]; 8. 42-Ty Tilton [10][$125]; 9. 5H-Jordan Harble [8][$125]; 10. 10P-Jim Perricone [9][$125]; 11. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [11][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer - 1. 24-Rico Abreu [3][-]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [1][-]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [2][-]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [7][-]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$300]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$250]; 7. 59-Cory Eliason [8][$225]; 8. 99-Brady Bacon [5][$200]; 9. 45-Trevor Baker [6][$200]; 10. 71M-Randy Hannagan [12][$200]; 11. 7K-Cale Conley [11][$200]; 12. 11N-Michael Kofoid [10][$200]

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Winner Cory Eliason (Dave Biro Photo)

Eliason Gets Second Career Outlaw Win at Calistoga

CALISTOGA, CA – September 15, 2018 – An opportune Yellow Flag allowed Cory Eliason to officially lead all 25 laps Saturday night at Calistoga Speedway for his second career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory. Donny Schatz took the lead off of turn four coming to the White Flag, but the caution negated the pass, forcing Schatz to be relegated back to second, where he finished. Logan Schuchart finished third, his second podium in as many nights at Calistoga.

Eliason won the Sears Craftsman Dash, earning the pole for 25-Lap Feature alongside his good friend and fellow California native Giovanni Scelzi. Eliason and Scelzi waged war on the opening lap, with Eliason turning under a Scelzi slide job to lead Lap 1.

Eliason, who scored his first career Outlaw win earlier this year at Stockton, powered away from the field as Scelzi, Schatz and Schuchart captivated the large Calistoga Speedway audience with their battle for second.

Schatz, who won the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown last year, moved by Schuchart into third on Lap 10 and set his eyes on young Scelzi, who was in search of his first career Outlaw triumph. Schatz edged in front of the youngster on Lap 11, but the Fresno, CA teenager battled back underneath the nine-time Series Champion to grab the runner-up position back.

Despite Scelzi’s resilience, Schatz wrestled the position away for good on Lap 14 as the Fargo, ND native focused his sights on Eliason. Schatz gradually cut into Eliason’s lead, setting up some potential late race fireworks. With five to go, Schuchart got by Scelzi for third as Schatz had all but erased Eliason’s lead.

Coming to the White Flag, Eliason slipped out of the rubber in turn three, opening the door for Schatz. Schatz got underneath Eliason, who was desperately trying to get back into the groove and the two made slight contact, resulting with Schatz having the advantage coming to the White Flag.

It was all for nothing as the caution flew for Brent Marks who came to a stop atop turn two, ending his charge forward.

The caution set up a Green-White-Checkered finish, and after getting a second chance at it, Eliason wasn’t going to make a mistake this time. The Visalia, CA native went on to win his second World of Outlaws Feature of the year and his career.

“I got out of the rubber and saw [Schatz] underneath me and thought was it, I’m going to finish second,” a jubilant Eliason said.

Eliason, who was making his 43rd Outlaw start of the season, has spent the majority of the 2018 season in the Midwest and East Coast and has valued his time at new race tracks. “I can’t thank Dennis and Theresa Roth enough, it’s absolutely been beneficial to be out on the road this year and I think our speed these few weeks at home show that,” Eliason added.

Donny Schatz was understandably disappointed to see the Yellow Flag fly, preventing his 20th win of the year. “That’s part of racing. Sometimes the Yellows fall your way, sometimes they don’t. We’ll take second and move on to Eldora on Friday,” Schatz said.

Logan Schuchart was pleased to be on the podium once again and gain momentum heading back East, “Being out here all the way from Pennsylvania, it’s great to finish on the podium back-to-back nights here, it says a lot about this team and how hard they work. Hopefully we can pick up some more wins to finish off the season,” Schuchart said positively.

Brad Sweet got by Gio Scelzi on the late restart to finish fourth with Scelzi matching his career-best Outlaw finish in fifth. Greg Wilson earned KSE Hard Charger honors.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series makes the cross-country trek to Eldora Speedway to compete Friday, September 21 before returning to Sarver, PA and Lernerville Speedway for the Commonwealth Clash Saturday, September 22. As always, if you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action LIVE on!

Feature (25 Laps): 1. 83-Cory Eliason [1][$12,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$5,700]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$3,500]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$3,000]; 5. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi [2][$2,600]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [10][$2,400]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [5][$2,300]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [7][$2,200]; 9. 5-David Gravel [9][$2,150]; 10. 24-Rico Abreu [12][$2,100]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [14][$1,600]; 12. 17W-Shane Golobic [15][$1,350]; 13. 29-Willie Croft [11][$1,300]; 14. 26-Joey Saldana [13][$1,200]; 15. 88N-DJ Netto [17][$1,100]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$1,000]; 17. 68-Chase Johnson [19][$900]; 18. W20-Greg Wilson [23][$850]; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser [18][$800]; 20. O-Bud Kaeding [20][$800]; 21. 7S-Jason Sides [16][$800]; 22. 19-Brent Marks [21][$800]; 23. 45-Austen Wheatley [24][$800]; 24. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [22][$800] Lap Leaders: Cory Eliason 1-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: W20-Greg Wilson[+5]

Qualifying: 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 15.874; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.938; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.135; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.149; 5. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi, 16.151; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 16.177; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.184; 8. 83-Cory Eliason, 16.243; 9. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.267; 10. 2-Shane Stewart, 16.359; 11. 29-Willie Croft, 16.372; 12. 5-David Gravel, 16.451; 13. 26-Joey Saldana, 16.456; 14. 18-Ian Madsen, 16.499; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.52; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.526; 17. 68-Chase Johnson, 16.532; 18. 17W-Shane Golobic, 16.552; 19. O-Bud Kaeding, 16.619; 20. 88N-DJ Netto, 16.701; 21. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.723; 22. 19-Brent Marks, 16.726; 23. 45-Austen Wheatley, 16.808; 24. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 16.824; 25. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, 16.976; 26. 3C-Tanner Thorson, 19.124

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 5. 26-Joey Saldana [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [8]; 8. O-Bud Kaeding [7]; 9. 37-Mitchell Faccinto [9]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi [2]; 2. 83-Cory Eliason [3]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 4. 29-Willie Croft [4]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [5]; 6. 88N-DJ Netto [7]; 7. 45-Austen Wheatley [8]; 8. 3C-Tanner Thorson [9]; 9. 68-Chase Johnson [6]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 5-David Gravel [4]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 5. 17W-Shane Golobic [6]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 7. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [8]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [7]

Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 83-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi [2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [6]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 68-Chase Johnson [1][-]; 2. O-Bud Kaeding [2][-]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [4][-]; 4. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [6][-]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [3][-]; 6. 45-Austen Wheatley [5][-]; 7. 37-Mitchell Faccinto [7][$300]; 8. 3C-Tanner Thorson [8][$250]

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Winner Daryn Pittman (Dave Biro Photo)

Daryn Pittman Scores 8th Win of 2018 in Dramatic Fashion at Calistoga

CALISTOGA, CA – September 14, 2018 – Daryn Pittman held off Logan Schuchart by a car-length to win his 8th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of 2018 Friday night at Calistoga Speedway. Pittman led all 25 laps but shredded a right rear immediately after the checkered and limped his Kasey Kahne Racing No.9 to the scales and to Victory Lane. Schuchart settled for second, just 0.133 seconds behind Pittman, with Rico Abreu completing the podium.

Daryn Pittman drew the pole for the Sears Craftsman Dash and won the six-lap event to earn the pole for the 25-Lap Feature. Pittman used a strong start to lead the first two laps before a Red Flag for Sheldon Haudenschild and Willie Croft halted the action. Both drivers were uninjured. Haudenschild was able to return and run a few laps but was forced back to the pits with lingering issues.

The ensuing double-file restart saw Donny Schatz get by Logan Schuchart for third and begin to put pressure on Abreu for second.

Cory Eliason brought out the Yellow with seven laps complete running sixth.

As Pittman and Abreu powered away from the field, Schuchart was able to get back by Schatz for third on the restart down the backstretch.

The remaining 18 laps went non-stop allowing Pittman to reach the back of the field, forcing the Owasso, OK native to slow his pace out front. Abreu, Schuchart and Schatz closed in on Pittman as the racing surface became locked down. Schatz took third back from Schuchart with five laps remaining and looked poised to make a late-race charge.

With two laps remaining, the top four were nose-to-tail entering turn one. Schuchart muscled his way underneath Schatz to take third down the backstretch, then hit the rubber perfectly off of turn four to take second from Abreu coming to the White Flag.

Schuchart got a big run off turn two and took a peak underneath Pittman for the lead down the backstretch but thought better of it entering turn three. Schuchart turned the car hard left off turn four to try and steal the win but came up .133 short as Pittman collected his 8th win of 2019.

As Pittman went into turn one after the Checkered, his right rear tire blew, and he had to limp his KKR No.9 to the scales.

“I knew something was wrong the last three laps, I must have hit something,” Pittman said about the dramatic ending. “Hopefully we can continue to pick up wins and land a sponsor on this thing, it’s been a good stretch for Kasey Kahne Racing, Brad [Sweet] has obviously been really good this year. I’m so blessed to be able to be out here with my family doing this for a living,” Pittman said as his two daughters hugged him.

Logan Schuchart matched his career-best at the historic Calistoga Speedway with a second-place finish, “It was one of those deals where you wish it would have been one more lap,” the Hanover, PA native said with a smile. “I’m really proud of this team and hopefully we can finish one spot better tomorrow.”

Rico Abreu was the highest finishing local, coming home third with Donny Schatz, who set Fast Time and Brad Sweet completing the top-five.

Joey Saldana was strong all evening finishing sixth with Shane Stewart, 14th-starting Brent Marks, Gio Scelzi and Jacob Allen completing the top-ten. Shane Golobic earned KSE Hard Charger honors, coming from 19th to finish 12th.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series concludes the West Coast portion of its 40th Anniversary Season at Calistoga Speedway tomorrow evening. Tickets are still available. As always, if you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action LIVE on!

Feature (25 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1][$8,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$4,000]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [2][$2,500]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$2,200]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$2,100]; 6. 26-Joey Saldana [7][$2,000]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [5][$1,800]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [14][$1,600]; 9. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi [10][$1,500]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$1,300]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [11][$1,200]; 12. 17W-Shane Golobic [19][$1,100]; 13. 5-David Gravel [13][$1,000]; 14. O-Bud Kaeding [12][$700]; 15. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [18][$600]; 16. 83-Cory Eliason [9][$600]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [22][$600]; 18. 88N-DJ Netto [24][$600]; 19. 45-Austen Wheatley [23][$600]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [16][$600]; 21. 37-Mitchell Faccinto [21][$600]; 22. W20-Greg Wilson [20][$600]; 23. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [17][$600]; 24. 29-Willie Croft [15][$600]; Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17W-Shane Golobic[+7]

Qualifying: 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.968; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.982; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.031; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.088; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.091; 6. 83-Cory Eliason, 16.144; 7. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi, 16.208; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 16.229; 9. 24-Rico Abreu, 16.281; 10. 26-Joey Saldana, 16.3; 11. 18-Ian Madsen, 16.3; 12. O-Bud Kaeding, 16.309; 13. 5-David Gravel, 16.31; 14. 19-Brent Marks, 16.316; 15. 88N-DJ Netto, 16.327; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.373; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.396; 18. 29-Willie Croft, 16.407; 19. 17W-Shane Golobic, 16.41; 20. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.45; 21. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 16.634; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.678; 23. 45-Austen Wheatley, 16.83; 24. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, 16.843

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer: 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 26-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi [3]; 5. 5-David Gravel [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 7. 17W-Shane Golobic [7]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer: 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 8. 45-Austen Wheatley [8]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer: 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 3. 83-Cory Eliason [2]; 4. O-Bud Kaeding [4]; 5. 29-Willie Croft [6]; 6. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [7]; 7. 37-Mitchell Faccinto [8]; 8. 88N-DJ Netto [5]

Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [6]

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Winner Brad Sweet (Tim Aylwin Photo)

Brad Sweet Masters Lapped Traffic En Route to $20,000 Placerville Victory

PLACERVILLE, CA – September 12, 2018 – Brad Sweet passed Rico Abreu on Lap 8, was masterful through heavy lapped traffic, and held off Sheldon Haudenschild in a Green-White-Checkered finish to win the 49er Gold Rush Classic Presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts at Placerville Speedway. The win was Sweet’s 7th of the season and worth $20,000. Haudenschild kept the fans on the edge of their seat and came home second with local Andy Forsberg, who scored $2000 for setting Quick Time earlier in the evening, completing the podium.

Rico Abreu, fresh off his Gold Cup Race of Champions victory Saturday at Chico, won the Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole for the 49-Lap Feature alongside Sweet. Abreu got a good initial start and led the opening circuit and paced the field before Jason Sides brought out the first caution of the event with three laps complete.

Abreu powered away on the restart and reached lapped traffic quickly around the quarter-mile, high-banked oval. Sweet hawked Abreu as the latter entered traffic and made the move to take command of the field off of turn four to lead Lap 8.

A Red Flag for Brent Marks on Lap 14 halted action and took the leaders out of heavy traffic. Marks, who had come forward seven positions to 11th, was uninjured, but done for the evening.

The next 34 laps went non-stop allowing the leaders to endure as heavy of lapped traffic as they will see all season.

Sheldon Haudenschild, who started third, fell back to fifth at the time of the Red Flag for Marks but became the show on the restart. Haudenschild’s go to line was entering high into turn one and diamonding off the bottom of turn two. Haudenschild took fourth with that line from Pittman on the restart. Five laps later Haudenschild got by Eliason off of turn two to grab third and set his eyes on Abreu and leader Brad Sweet.

Abreu bobbled in turn four on the cushion on Lap 28, allowing Haudenschild to move into second. But Haudenschild made the same mistake the following lap as Abreu slid back in front of the young Wooster, OH native to reclaim second at the line.

By Lap 35, there were lapped cars scattered all over the racing surface in front of Sweet, forcing him to slow his pace and allowing the pack to close in. Abreu took a couple of looks underneath Sweet, but the latter remained in the gas and never gave Abreu a chance to slide him.

Lap 45 saw Sweet trying his best to navigate traffic on the cushion with Abreu looking desperately for a way by him and Haudenschild looming as the leaders were nose to tail down the backstretch.

Sweet had a strong three laps, putting two lapped cars in between himself and Abreu and Haudenschild coming to the White Flag. Haudenschild grabbed second at the White Flag and then slid to the top of turn one to maintain momentum. Stuck with nowhere to go, lapped car Jacob Allen flipped off of the top of turn one. Allen was uninjured with the Red Flag setting up a Green-White-Checkered finish.

As the cars came to a stop for the Red Flag, Abreu uncharacteristically rolled into Haudenschild. Abreu got out of his car and informed World of Outlaws officials that the steering broke on his family-owned No.24 and his night was over.

Sweet got an excellent restart, thwarting any chance of Haudenschild’s late race heroics as Sweet went to win, the, now, 50-Lap Feature, by 0.611 seconds.

Sweet, who was a co-promoter of the event, was visibly excited to get the big win in his hometown. “I don’t know if that’s cool or not [that I won my own race], but $20,000 was on the line. It’s great to get the NAPA car in Victory Lane in the Riebes NAPA Auto Parts Race,” Sweet said next to his Kasey Kahne, who was in attendance, owned No.49.

“It’s awesome to come back here in my hometown in front of all my friends and family and get the win. Lapped traffic was really tough, I hope you guys enjoyed the show. We’ll be back next year,” Sweet added.

When asked about the hectic lapped traffic, Sweet said, “I thought I covered most of my lines, but I knew someone was close. You just try to keep your composure and pick off the lapped cars the best you can. The cushion was tricky, kudos to the Russell family, they do a great job here every week and we get to play in their playground once a year.”

Sweet ended with a heartfelt statement, “I have so many people to thank for helping put on this show and I’m very appreciative.”

Sheldon Haudenschild finished second and was equally as appreciative. “Brad did a great job and a huge thanks to him for putting this race on. Thanks to the fans for coming out on a weekday, I know it’s difficult and we appreciate it. Hopefully you all enjoyed the show, I had a blast. This is a beautiful track. I’m definitely grateful to be in this position and to be able to race Sprint Cars for a living,” Haudenschild said next to his NOS Energy Sponsored, Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall No.17.

Andy Forsberg, the current Placerville Speedway 360 Sprint Car points leader, led the local charge finishing third, his third top-ten against the Outlaws in as many starts this season. “This is a 2009 chassis and the youngest guy on my crew is 54 years old and they work their tails off,” Forsberg, who will wrap his 20th points title as a driver this Saturday at Placerville, said with a big smile. “Every once in a while, you can sneak a good run against the Outlaws,” Forsberg added before stating how proud he was of his team for their runs against The Greatest Show on Dirt this week.

Tim Kaeding continued his outstanding success in a second Sides Motorsports entry coming from 10th to fourth with Eliason settling for fifth. David Gravel crashed in the Heat Race was forced to take a Provisional and earned KSE Hard Charger honors coming forward to 13th.

Shane Stewart and Justin Sanders flipped in the Sears Craftsman Dash, forcing Stewart to a backup car and to start at the rear while Sanders start and parked because of the damage. High Sierra Industries put up $1000 cash if a World of Outlaws driver set Quick Time and doubled that if a non-Outlaw set Quick Time, which sent Forsberg home with $2000 extra in his pocket for his 10.282 lap around the bullring.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series concludes its California swing this weekend September 14 and 15 at the beautiful historic Calistoga Speedway. Tickets for the Wine Country Classic are still available. If you can’t make it to the track, watch every lap LIVE on!

Feature (50 Laps due to green-white-checkered finish): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$20,000]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$6,000]; 3. 92-Andy Forsberg [6][$3,750]; 4. 3-Tim Kaeding [10][$3,250]; 5. 83-Cory Eliason [4][$2,750]; 6. 3C-Tanner Thorson [11][$2,500]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [5][$2,400]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7][$2,300]; 9. 17W-Shane Golobic [13][$2,200]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$2,100]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [21][$1,700]; 12. 22-Mason Moore [8][$1,400]; 13. 5-David Gravel [24][$300]; 14. 31C-Justyn Cox [15][$1,200]; 15. 2-Shane Stewart [23][$1,100]; 16. 25-Bobby McMahan [19][$1,000]; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen [12][$1,000]; 18. 24-Rico Abreu [1][$1,000]; 19. 7-Scott Bogucki [17][$1,000]; 20. 88N-DJ Netto [14][$1,000]; 21. 7S-Jason Sides [16][$1,000]; 22. 19-Brent Marks [18][$1,000]; 23. O-Bud Kaeding [22][$1,000]; 24. 29-Willie Croft [20][$1,000]; 25. 121-Justin Sanders [25][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: Rico Abreu 1-7, Brad Sweet 8-50; KSE Hard Charger Award: 5-David Gravel[+11]

Qualifying: 1. 92-Andy Forsberg, 10.282; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.319; 3. 2-Shane Stewart, 10.375; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.385; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 10.408; 6. 83-Cory Eliason, 10.448; 7. 24-Rico Abreu, 10.481; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman, 10.481; 9. 25-Bobby McMahan, 10.535; 10. 22-Mason Moore, 10.548; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.55; 12. 19-Brent Marks, 10.555; 13. 121-Justin Sanders, 10.573; 14. 26-Joey Saldana, 10.574; 15. 17W-Shane Golobic, 10.575; 16. 83T-Tanner Carrick, 10.58; 17. 29-Willie Croft, 10.599; 18. O-Bud Kaeding, 10.609; 19. 7-Scott Bogucki, 10.625; 20. 88N-DJ Netto, 10.629; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.645; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.664; 23. 18-Ian Madsen, 10.669; 24. 3-Tim Kaeding, 10.707; 25. 31C-Justyn Cox, 10.733; 26. 7S-Jason Sides, 10.76; 27. W20-Greg Wilson, 10.773; 28. 5-David Gravel, 10.777; 29. 3C-Tanner Thorson, 10.787; 30. 98-Sean Watts, 10.91; 31. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 10.911; 32. 16A-Colby Copeland, 10.935; 33. 28-Nathan Rolfe, 11.03; 34. 96-Andy Caruana, 11.845

Heat #1 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 92-Andy Forsberg [1]; 2. 121-Justin Sanders [4]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 4. 3C-Tanner Thorson [8]; 5. 31C-Justyn Cox [7]; 6. 29-Willie Croft [5]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 8. 28-Nathan Rolfe [9]; 9. 25-Bobby McMahan [3]

Heat #2 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 83-Cory Eliason [2]; 3. 22-Mason Moore [3]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 6. 98-Sean Watts [8]; 7. 26-Joey Saldana [4]; 8. O-Bud Kaeding [5]; 9. 96-Andy Caruana [9]

Heat #3 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic [4]; 5. 7-Scott Bogucki [5]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [6]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 8. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [8]

Heat #4 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 3-Tim Kaeding [6]; 4. 88N-DJ Netto [5]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [3]; 6. 5-David Gravel [7]; 7. 16A-Colby Copeland [8]; 8. 83T-Tanner Carrick [4]

Sears Craftsman Dash (8 Laps): 1. 24-Rico Abreu [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 4. 83-Cory Eliason [4]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [6]; 6. 92-Andy Forsberg [5]; 7. 121-Justin Sanders [7]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [8]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 25-Bobby McMahan [1][]; 2. 29-Willie Croft [4][]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [7][]; 4. O-Bud Kaeding [5][]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6][$300]; 6. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [10][$250]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [8][$225]; 8. 98-Sean Watts [9][$200]; 9. 28-Nathan Rolfe [12][$200]; 10. 16A-Colby Copeland [11][$200]; 11. 83T-Tanner Carrick [3][$200]; 12. 26-Joey Saldana [2][$200]; 13. 5-David Gravel [14][$200]; 14. 96-Andy Caruana [13][$200]

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Tuscarora 50 Rescheduled for a Spectacular Port Royal Speedway Season Finale with the World of Outlaws

PORT ROYAL, PA — Sept. 11, 2018 — The final 2018 battle between the World of Outlaws and the Pennsylvania Posse will be bigger than ever this year. After persistent rains forced the postponement of the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway last weekend, World of Outlaws officials have been working with the speedway to pull together a spectacular season finale at the end of October.

The 51st annual Tuscarora 50, with its unique format, will now be a World of Outlaws event, replacing the second night of the Nittany Showdown scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 26-27.

The Nittany Showdown, originally scheduled as a two-day event this year, will now return to a one-day format on Friday, October 26, followed by the $51,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 on Saturday for a spectacular Port Royal Speedway Season Finale Weekend.

For ticketholders, Friday’s Nittany Showdown remains unchanged. Wristbands and reserved seat tickets from the originally scheduled Tuscarora 50 will be good for the rescheduled event on October 27. There will be a rain date of Sunday, October 28.

Those with Saturday Nittany Showdown tickets will receive a full refund from the World of Outlaws and should contact Port Royal Speedway after September 17 for tickets to the Tuscarora 50.

Last Saturday, 53 cars were pitside at Port Royal Speedway when rains hit just after qualifying time trials for the Tuscarora 50. In hopes of completing the program on Sunday, the slated rain date, speedway officials forged ahead with plans to conduct the event on September 9. However, rains overnight and through the morning on Sunday forced another cancellation.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has competed at the Speed Palace for the past four consecutive years, with nine-time defending Series Champion Donny Schatz scoring the win last year, Pennsylvania native and full-time World of Outlaw Logan Schuchart scoring the dominant win in 2016, this year’s Knoxville Nationals Champion Brad Sweet taking the checkers in 2015, and Pennsylvania’s Ryan Smith scoring the upset victory in 2014.

Meanwhile, if Lance Dewease wins the Tuscarora again on Saturday night in the Don Kreitz No. 69K, it will make Kreitz the winningest car owner in Tuscarora 50 history with six under his belt. He is currently in a tie with other five-time owner winners Al Hamilton and Bob Weikert. Kreitz got three as an owner/driver and currently has a pair with Dewease as driver.

Tickets to Friday's Nittany Showdown are available online. Reserved seats for the Saturday Tuscarora 50 program, a limited number of which are still available, must be purchased via the speedway office and are expected to go on sale the week of September 17. Orders can be placed by phone beginning September 17 by calling 717-527-4414.

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Winner Rico Abreu (Dave Biro Photo)

Rico Abreu Pockets $15,000 in Gold Cup Thriller

CHICO, CA – September 8, 2018 – Rico Abreu went from third to first to lead Lap 26 and never looked back, securing his second Gold Cup title in a slide job war Saturday Night at Silver Dollar Speedway. Tim Kaeding, in a second Sides Motorsports entry, finished second for the second consecutive night with Cory Eliason completing the all-California podium.

16-year-old Buddy Kofoid won the Sears Craftsman Dash by 4.921 seconds to earn the pole for the 40-Lap Gold Cup Race of Champions alongside Justin Sanders, both drivers in search of their first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victories.

Kofoid and Sanders set a slow pace as the field came to Green and Kofoid slipped off the bottom, opening the door for third-starting Cory Eliason to blast into the lead and take command.

With three provisionals being used, there were 27 410 Sprint Cars blasting around the tight-quartered Silver Dollar Speedway. Eliason, aboard the famous Roth Motorsports No.83, reached lapped traffic on Lap 5 around the bullring oval. Cars were littered all around the racing surface as Eliason worked through traffic to extend his lead.

Tanner Thorson established himself as a threat, coming forward from his seventh starting position to grab second on Lap 10 as he set his eyes on Eliason in search of his first career Outlaw win. Rico Abreu, who came from eighth to fifth in the Dash, moved into third on Lap 12, shuffling young Kofoid back to fourth with Sanders in fifth.

As Eliason negotiated heavy lapped traffic, Thorson closed in on Lap 18 and took a peak underneath the Roth Motorsports No.83. The duo battled hard, allowing Abreu to clear slower cars and reel both of them in.

Thorson used a big slider in three and four on Eliason to take the lead on Lap 25. Eliason tried to get back by into turn one, but left the door open for Abreu who took second down the backstretch and then went for the home run slider in turn three and completed it to take the lead from Thorson and lead Lap 26 with the crowd on their feet.

Eliason and Thorson continued to battle it out for second with the pair making contact with 27 laps complete, resulting in a broken front axle of Thorson’s No.3C. Thorson’s night was done, moving ninth-starting Tim Kaeding into third and defending Gold Cup Champion Shane Stewart into fourth.

The first caution of the event allowed the fans and drivers to catch their breath after an action-packed first 27 laps. A pair of cautions on the ensuing double-file restart and two laps later kept the action tame.

When action resumed Abreu darted away from the field as Kaeding and Eliason waged for second. The duo made contact coming off of turn four on Lap 31, allowing Stewart to get to third in front of Kaeding. The final caution of the evening flew for Outlaw Rookie Ian Madsen with front end damage with nine laps remaining.

Again, Abreu blasted away from the field as Kaeding, Eliason and Stewart battled for position behind him. The trio of cars battling allowed Abreu to run and hide en route to his second Outlaw win of the season in popular fashion and be crowned Gold Cup Champion for the second time in his career.

“It is so much fun to drive when your car is like it was tonight,” Abreu said in compliments of his young team, which features no one older than 23 years old.

“They are a young group, but they are becoming the best in the business. It’s hard to find a group of young guys that want to work. They all want to race, but my guys want to work. Drivers can showcase their talents when their cars are fast,” Abreu added speaking highly of his crew headlined by Ricky Warner’s son, Drew.

“I grew up racing here every Friday night in Sprint Cars, so this track is close to home to me. It’s great to get a win, especially when you beat the Outlaws,” Abreu said with a big smile to a huge roar from the crowd.

Tim Kaeding edged in front Eliason for good to secure second on back-to-back nights. “I have to thank Jason Sides and everyone that came on board for this deal. They let me have fun and that’s the one thing that has been lacking the past few years,” Kaeding said.

“That was one hell of a race from my point of view, I hope you fans enjoyed it, because that was fun,” Kaeding added to another large applause from the engaged crowd.

Cory Eliason completed the all-California podium and took the time to apologize to Thorson. “I want to apologize to Tanner for getting into him,” Eliason said humbly. “Tim and I got into each other, but we both kept going and you get that racing hard on a slick track. It was a great week,” Eliason, who finished fifth Friday, added.

Shane Stewart was the highest finishing Outlaw, coming home fourth with young Kofoid netting a career-best fifth. Justin Sanders finished sixth with 13th-starting Shane Golobic coming forward to seventh, as California was well-represented up front for the second night in a row.

Outlaws Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet charged forward from 19th and 16th, respectively, to finish eighth and ninth with track champion Andy Forsberg completing the top ten. DJ Netto garnered KSE Hard Charger honors coming from 24th to finish 12th. Brent Marks made noise by running the alphabet, transferring from the C to the Feature, where he came home 17th in his second weekend at Silver Dollar. Joey Saldana set Quick Time over the 41-car field but was on the wrong end of contact in his Heat Race, sending him to the LCS, which he won and then came forward to 15th in the Feature.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and California locals get three days off before heading to Placerville for the $20,000 to win 49er Gold Rush Classic on Wednesday, September 12. As always, if you can’t make it to the track, catch all the action LIVE on!

Feature (40 Laps): 1. 24-Rico Abreu [5][$15,000]; 2. 3-Tim Kaeding [9][$5,700]; 3. 83-Cory Eliason [3][$3,500]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [6][$3,000]; 5. 4S-Michael Kofoid [1][$2,600]; 6. 121-Justin Sanders [2][$2,400]; 7. 17W-Shane Golobic [13][$2,300]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [19][$2,200]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [16][$2,150]; 10. 92-Andy Forsberg [4][$2,100]; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman [10][$1,600]; 12. 88N-DJ Netto [24][$1,350]; 13. O-Bud Kaeding [15][$1,300]; 14. 5-David Gravel [20][$1,200]; 15. 26-Joey Saldana [21][$1,100]; 16. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [11][$1,000]; 17. 19-Brent Marks [23][$900]; 18. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [14][$850]; 19. 45-Austen Wheatley [12][$800]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [27][$]; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser [18][$800]; 22. 21P-Robbie Price [22][$800]; 23. 29-Willie Croft [17][$800]; 24. 18-Ian Madsen [8][$800]; 25. 3C-Tanner Thorson [7][$800]; 26. 1S-Logan Schuchart [25][$]; 27. 1A-Jacob Allen [26][$]; Lap Leaders: Cory Eliason 1-24, Tanner Thorson 25, Rico Abreu 26-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 88N-DJ Netto[+12]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.29; 2. 3C-Tanner Thorson, 12.405; 3. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.418; 4. 4S-Michael Kofoid, 12.443; 5. 3-Tim Kaeding, 12.488; 6. O-Bud Kaeding, 12.559; 7. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.58; 8. 31C-Justyn Cox, 12.616; 9. 88N-DJ Netto, 12.626; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.637; 11. 17W-Shane Golobic, 12.728; 12. 21P-Robbie Price, 12.752; 13. 25-Bobby McMahan, 12.765; 14. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.778; 15. 98-Sean Watts, 12.795; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.826; 17. 29-Willie Croft, 12.857; 18. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, 12.866; 19. 28-Nathan Rolfe, 12.967; 20. 22-Mason Moore, 13.036; 21. 96-Andy Caruana, 13.202

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 121-Justin Sanders, 12.313; 2. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.423; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.667; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.671; 5. 92-Andy Forsberg, 12.724; 6. 45-Austen Wheatley, 12.727; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.759; 8. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.837; 9. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 12.849; 10. 5-David Gravel, 12.91; 11. 21W-Jake Wheeler, 12.923; 12. 21-Michael Ing, 12.994; 13. 83T-Tanner Carrick, 13.015; 14. 16A-Colby Copeland, 13.128; 15. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.189; 16. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.299; 17. 19-Brent Marks, 13.347; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.367; 19. 7-Scott Bogucki, 13.487; 20. 18Z-Jennafer Frazier, 13.839

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 2. 83-Cory Eliason [4]; 3. 3-Tim Kaeding [3]; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic [6]; 5. 29-Willie Croft [9]; 6. 25-Bobby McMahan [7]; 7. 96-Andy Caruana [11]; 8. 98-Sean Watts [8]; 9. 26-Joey Saldana [1]; 10. 28-Nathan Rolfe [10]; 11. 88N-DJ Netto [5]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 3C-Tanner Thorson [1]; 2. 4S-Michael Kofoid [2]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5]; 4. O-Bud Kaeding [3]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [7]; 6. 21P-Robbie Price [6]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 8. 37-Mitchell Faccinto [9]; 9. 22-Mason Moore [10]; 10. 31C-Justyn Cox [4]

Heat #3 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 121-Justin Sanders [1]; 2. 92-Andy Forsberg [3]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [5]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [9]; 7. 83T-Tanner Carrick [7]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8]; 9. 21W-Jake Wheeler [6]; 10. 7-Scott Bogucki [10]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 3. 45-Austen Wheatley [3]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 5. 5-David Gravel [5]; 6. 21-Michael Ing [6]; 7. 16A-Colby Copeland [7]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [9]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 10. 18Z-Jennafer Frazier [10]

Dash - Sears Craftsman Dash (8 Laps): 1. 4S-Michael Kofoid [7]; 2. 121-Justin Sanders [2]; 3. 83-Cory Eliason [5]; 4. 92-Andy Forsberg [6]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [8]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 7. 3C-Tanner Thorson [3]; 8. 18-Ian Madsen [4]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. 7S-Jason Sides [3][-]; 2. 19-Brent Marks [4][-]; 3. 37-Mitchell Faccinto [5][$150]; 4. 7-Scott Bogucki [8][$150]; 5. 22-Mason Moore [9][$150]; 6. 98-Sean Watts [1][$125]; 7. 18Z-Jennafer Frazier [10][$125]; 8. 96-Andy Caruana [11][$125]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [2][$125]; 10. 28-Nathan Rolfe [7][$125]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 26-Joey Saldana [1][]; 2. 21P-Robbie Price [7][]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [12][]; 4. 88N-DJ Netto [5][]; 5. 16A-Colby Copeland [8][$300]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [11][$250]; 7. 83T-Tanner Carrick [6][$225]; 8. 25-Bobby McMahan [9][$200]; 9. 21W-Jake Wheeler [2][$200]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$200]; 11. 21-Michael Ing [4][$200]; 12. 31C-Justyn Cox [3][$200]

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Winner Brad Sweet (Dave Biro Photo)

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!

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

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 4S-Michael Kofoid [1]; 2. 16A-Colby Copeland [2]; 3. 92-Andy Forsberg [4]; 4. 121-Justin Sanders [5]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [7]; 6. 26-Joey Saldana [6]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 8. 31C-Justyn Cox [9]; 9. 21W-Jake Wheeler [8]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [10]; 11. 96-Andy Caruana [11]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 45-Austen Wheatley [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 5. 3C-Tanner Thorson [6]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [8]; 7. 83T-Tanner Carrick [5]; 8. 37-Mitchell Faccinto [7]; 9. 21P-Robbie Price [9]; 10. 28-Nathan Rolfe [10]

Heat #3 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [2]; 2. O-Bud Kaeding [1]; 3. 17W-Shane Golobic [6]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 6. 7-Scott Bogucki [7]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 8. 98-Sean Watts [9]; 9. 21-Michael Ing [10]; 10. 2X-Chase Majdic [8]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 3-Tim Kaeding [1]; 2. 83-Cory Eliason [4]; 3. 88N-DJ Netto [3]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 6. 5-David Gravel [2]; 7. 22-Mason Moore [5]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 9. 29-Willie Croft [8]; 10. 18Z-Jennafer Frazier [10]

Sears Craftsman Dash (8 Laps): 1. 3-Tim Kaeding [1]; 2. 83-Cory Eliason [5]; 3. 16A-Colby Copeland [4]; 4. O-Bud Kaeding [8]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 6. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [7]; 7. 4S-Michael Kofoid [3]; 8. 45-Austen Wheatley [2]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. 19-Brent Marks [1][-]; 2. 29-Willie Croft [2][-]; 3. 21P-Robbie Price [5][$150]; 4. 98-Sean Watts [4][$150]; 5. 21-Michael Ing [7][$150]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [6][$125]; 7. 28-Nathan Rolfe [8][$125]; 8. 18Z-Jennafer Frazier [9][$125]; 9. 31C-Justyn Cox [3][$125]; 10. 96-Andy Caruana [10][$125]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [11][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 5-David Gravel [2][-]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][-]; 3. 26-Joey Saldana [5][-]; 4. 22-Mason Moore [6][-]; 5. 7-Scott Bogucki [8][$300]; 6. 37-Mitchell Faccinto [7][$250]; 7. 29-Willie Croft [12][$225]; 8. 83T-Tanner Carrick [3][$200]; 9. 19-Brent Marks [11][$200]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][$200]; 11. 2X-Chase Majdic [10][$200]; 12. 21W-Jake Wheeler [9][$200]

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