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Logan Schuchart Takes a Bite Out of Schatz for Win at Ohsweken

Schuchart Earns First Career Victory in Canada

OHSWEKEN, ON, CAN - July 25, 2017 - Logan Schuchart hunted down Donny Schatz in heavy lapped traffic and then dominated the second half of the Six Nations Showdown at Ohsweken Speedway for his fourth World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series win of 2017 on Tuesday night.

The victory was a much-needed confidence boost for Schuchart and his Shark Racing team who had struggled of late. The slick Ohsweken surface was exactly to the liking of the Hanover, Pa. native in the Outlaws only visit to Canada this season.

"I love these type of racetracks, not just because we ran well on it tonight. I love slick racetracks," Schuchart said in Victory Lane. "I love when you have to drive the car straight and smooth. I feel like it makes it fun. Obviously if you're not running good it's not fun, but if you can glide around the racetrack, be smooth and have forward drive, it's fun."

Schuchart had all of those ingredients at Ohsweken. While Schatz grabbed an early lead from the pole and drove away from the majority of the field, Schuchart was the only driver able to keep pace. The top duo wandered into heavy lapped traffic by lap nine and as Schatz was forced to give up his preferred line on the bottom to move past a slower car, Schuchart capitalized when he found room on the bottom of turn two and down the backstretch to take the lead.

"I was having trouble catching Donny when we were in an open run," Schuchart admitted. "It wasn't until we got to lapped traffic, I felt like, that some lapped cars made him go where he didn't want to. I could just move around a little bit more than he could and go through the middle. When some lapped cars took his line away, I just felt like I was able to get the forward drive off the corners to get by him."

One lap after Schuchart took the lead, the caution flag waved for Sheldon Haudenschild, who suffered a flat right-rear tire. He made the repairs in the work area and returned to the rear of the field. Schuchart held the point on the lap nine restart while Greg Wilson and Kyle Larson battled tooth and nail for the third spot.

Schuchart led the top-five into traffic again on lap 16 of the 30-lap main event, but was able to run the bottom the lane the whole time to continue pulling away from Schatz. His advantage with 10 laps to go was 2.6 seconds but grew each lap until he achieved the eventual 5.984-second margin of victory.

Schatz was openly disappointed he was not able to capitalize on his pole starting position to claim his 16th win of the season. His runner-up finish was his 40th top-five finish of the season.

"We got beat," Schatz stated bluntly. "Logan was really good. He could go all over. Obviously, we got to traffic and you have to move around. We did that a little bit and he found the better groove. Those guys rolled pretty good and I couldn't stay down there very well. I had to roll the middle and do what I could. These guys did a great job, Logan was just that good tonight."

Schuchart was ecstatic to score his fourth Outlaw win of the season and to beat the current Series point leader to achieve the feat.

"Anytime you can beat Donny Schatz on any type of racetrack, but especially a slick racetrack, it's saying something," Schuchart said. "We've had a car for a while that's given us some trouble and this is the first night on this new XXX (chassis) and it was hooked up on this slick surface. I felt like it was just gliding around the racetrack and I was just guiding it."

Wilson rounded out the podium finishers after holding off Kyle Larson in the second half of the race. It was Wilson's fifth top-five finish of the season on a surface he raved about in his post-race interview.

"We've been struggling pretty bad lately, so I can't thank the folks at Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Alloy and Weikel Sportswear for staying with us," Wilson said. "This is always an amazing show. (Track Owner) Glenn (Styres) and the whole crew gave us an excellent racetrack. It's fun. I wish some other tracks in the country would take a look at this. I realize we're not going 100mph, but there's racing all over the racetrack and that's what it's about."

Larson settled for a fourth-place finish and 19-year-old Dylan Westbrook, who was making his first career Outlaw start in his first night with a 410ci motor, rounded out the top-five after starting 16th. Jacob Allen was the KSE Hard Charger award winner after he advanced 13 positions from 24th to 11th.

Brad Sweet was the night's fast qualifier with a lap of 12.280 seconds. Sweet, Schuchart, Larson and Wilson all won heat races in some of the most thrilling qualifying action all season. Schatz won the Craftsman Club Dash from the pole, but had to take the lead back from Brent Marks midway through the race to gain the pole. Kraig Kinser came out on top of a three-car battle for the lead with Jared Zimbardi and Steve Lyons to win the Last Chance Showdown.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series now has two days off before returning to competition for the Battle of Michigan at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, MI on Friday, July 28. The Outlaws will see the track's new 3/8-mile configuration for the first time. For additional event information, including advanced reserved ticket purchases, visit www.slspromotions.com.

Ohsweken Speedway Notebook

Feature (30 Laps) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$5,500]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [5][$3,200]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [7][$2,800]; 5. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [16][$2,500]; 6. 5-David Gravel [12][$2,300]; 7. 18-Ryan Susice [17][$2,200]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [8][$2,100]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [21][$2,050]; 10. 67X-Parker Price-Miller [9][$2,000]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [24][$1,500]; 12. 9-Daryn Pittman [4][$1,200]; 13. 19-Brent Marks [2][$1,100]; 14. 9X-Steve Lyons [23][$1,050]; 15. 2-Shane Stewart [10][$1,000]; 16. O-Max Johnston [6][$900]; 17. 87-Jason Barney [14][$800]; 18. 10-Mitch Brown [15][$800]; 19. 4-Paul McMahan [19][$800]; 20. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [20][$800]; 21. 7S-Jason Sides [18][$800]; 22. OO-Dane Lorenc [11][$800]; 23. 35-Jared Zimbardi [22][$800]; 24. 13-Clyde Knipp [13][$800]. Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-8. Logan Schuchart 9-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1A-Jacob Allen[+13]

Qualifying Flight-A - 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.280; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.295; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.573; 4. 4-Paul McMahan, 14.751; 5. 67X-Parker Price-Miller, 14.814; 6. 9X-Steve Lyons, 14.864; 7. 77X-Alex Hill, 14.961; 8. OO-Dane Lorenc, 14.986; 9. 18-Ryan Susice, 15.036; 10. 10-Mitch Brown, 15.042; 11. 13-Clyde Knipp, 15.07; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.16; 13. 49L-Danny Lasoski, 15.193; 14. O-Max Johnston, 15.239; 15. 27H-Tom Huppenen, 15.387; 16. 97-Cory Turner, 15.563; 17. 98-Joeseph Trenca, 15.599; 18. 17X-Dain Naida, 15.641; 19. 49K-Scott Kreutter, 15.887

Qualifying Flight-B - 1. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.484; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.52; 3. 57-Kyle Larson, 14.663; 4. 5-David Gravel, 14.84; 5. 35-Jared Zimbardi, 14.86; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.946; 7. 19-Brent Marks, 14.95; 8. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.961; 9. 7S-Jason Sides, 15.01; 10. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, 15.133; 11. 19JK-Joe Kubiniec, 15.144; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.152; 13. 87-Jason Barney, 15.185; 14. 10C-Paul Colagiovanni, 15.267; 15. 110-Jake Brown, 15.402; 16. 91-Ryan Turner, 15.43; 17. 18S-Josh Shantz, 15.501; 18. 41-Jason Johnson, 15.662; 19. 3R-Shane Ross, 15.828

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 67X-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 4. 13-Clyde Knipp [6]; 5. 18-Ryan Susice [5]; 6. 49L-Danny Lasoski [7]; 7. 98-Joeseph Trenca [9]; 8. 27H-Tom Huppenen [8]; 9. 49K-Scott Kreutter [10]; 10. 77X-Alex Hill [4]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. O-Max Johnston [7]; 3. OO-Dane Lorenc [4]; 4. 10-Mitch Brown [5]; 5. 4-Paul McMahan [2]; 6. 9X-Steve Lyons [3]; 7. 97-Cory Turner [8]; 8. 17X-Dain Naida [9]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]

Heat #3 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - 1. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 2. 19-Brent Marks [4]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 4. 87-Jason Barney [7]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 6. 35-Jared Zimbardi [3]; 7. 3R-Shane Ross [10]; 8. 110-Jake Brown [8]; 9. 18S-Josh Shantz [9]; 10. 19JK-Joe Kubiniec [6]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - 1. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 5-David Gravel [2]; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [5]; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 7. 10C-Paul Colagiovanni [7]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [9]; 9. 91-Ryan Turner [8]

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 19-Brent Marks [3]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 6. O-Max Johnston [2]; 7. 57-Kyle Larson [7]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [8]

B-Main - Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5][-]; 2. 35-Jared Zimbardi [2][-]; 3. 9X-Steve Lyons [1][-]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][-]; 5. 110-Jake Brown [10][$300]; 6. 10C-Paul Colagiovanni [8][$250]; 7. 97-Cory Turner [11][$225]; 8. 98-Joeseph Trenca [13][$200]; 9. 91-Ryan Turner [12][$200]; 10. 27H-Tom Huppenen [9][$200]; 11. 49L-Danny Lasoski [7][$200]; 12. 18S-Josh Shantz [14][$200]; 13. 17X-Dain Naida [15][$200]; 14. 41-Jason Johnson [16][$200]; 15. 49K-Scott Kreutter [17][$200]; 16. 77X-Alex Hill [3][$200]; 17. 19JK-Joe Kubiniec [4][$200]; 18. 3R-Shane Ross [18][$200]

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Clyde Knipp; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Ryan Susice; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Super Flow ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Brent Marks, Logan Schuchart, Daryn Pittman, Greg Wilson, Brad Sweet; Craftsman/Sears: Max Johnston; KSE Hard Charger: Jacob Allen; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Logan Shuchart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Sides.

SEASON WINNERS

Donny Schatz - 15 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, LoneStar Speedway on March 3, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 10, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 18, Missouri State Fair Speedway on May 5, 81 Speedway on May 6, Eldora Speedway May 13, Knoxville Raceway on June 10, Granite City on June 20, Dirt Oval at Route 66 on June 27, Dakota State Fair Speedway on July 1, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Lernerville Speedway on July 18)
David Gravel - 10 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 17, Placerville Speedway on March 29, Perris Auto Speedway on April 1, Gator Motorplex on April 13, Plymouth Speedway on April 28, Lincoln Speedway on May 17, Williams Grove on May 19, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, River Cities Speedway on June 16, Attica Raceway Park on July 11)
Brad Sweet - 4 (Stockton Dirt Track on March 25, Devil’s Bowl on April 15, Jackson Motorplex on June 3, Knoxville Raceway on June 9)
Shane Stewart – 4 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 29, West Liberty Raceway on June 23, Beaver Dam Raceway on June 24)
Kerry Madsen – 4 (Jackson Motorplex on June 2, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 7, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 8, Eldora Speedway on July 13)
Logan Schuchart - 4 (Keller Auto Speedway on March 31, Eldora Speedway on May 12, Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, Ohsweken Speedway on July 25)
Jason Johnson - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17, Devil’s Bowl on April 14)
Brian Brown – 1 (Cocopah Speedway on April 7)
Rico Abreu – 1 (Arizona Speedway on April 8)
Parker Price-Miller – 1 (Tri-State Speedway on May 14)
Ian Madsen – 1 (Jackson Motorplex on June 1)
Kyle Larson – 1 (Eagle Raceway on June 13)
Kraig Kinser - 1 (Deer Creek Speedway on July 6)
Christopher Bell - 1 (Eldora Speedway on July 14)
Brock Zearfoss - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on July 21)

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Matt Sheppard Dominates Super DIRTcar Series at Autodrome Granby

Sheppard Takes Early Lead and Resists Every Charge to Collect Second Win of the Season

By Martin Belanger

GRANBY, QC, CAN - July 25, 2017 - In front of a packed house and clear skies, the Super DIRTcar Series started a successful Quebec swing at Autodrome Granby as Matt Sheppard had a dominant run to get his second win of the season on the tour.

"It feels good," Sheppard said in the Winner's Circle. ''I always seem to have success when I come up in Quebec. I think these tracks are made for me and it is always fun to race in front of these great fans,'' added Sheppard in front of the packed Autodrome Granby stands as the always are for the Series' Quebec swing.

"I came close last week, but had issues with a tire but happy to be here and hats off to (Pat) Ward for his second-place (finish)."

Challenging Sheppard on a few occasions was Ward, who finished second.

"I tried but didn't have enough," Ward said. "My time will come."

Completing the podium was Brett Hearn.

"I was two pounds over limit and ran out of gas at the scale," Hearn said. ''I always have success up here. It's always great to come back here."

The original start saw Tim Fuller lead as Brandon Walters stopped in the backstretch. On the restart, Fuller remained in front with David Hebert and Larry Wight in third. Hebert was strong on the high side and grabbed the lead on lap 5. Stewart Friesen slowed and brought out the caution on the following lap.

Hebert and Fuller swapped the lead on a lap 11 restart as the driver of the No.19 was back in front with Hearn in third. Hebert was back in front on lap 20 after he made a great pass on Fuller using the inside lane. Hearn made a similar move to take second from Fuller just as the leaders got into lapped traffic on lap 25.

Hearn had a great restart on lap 29 to take the lead from Hebert as Sheppard ran in third. Hebert started to fade and gave third to Ward on lap 36. Sheppard had a dominant ride as he took the lead on lap 44 from Hearn and quickly pulled away from the field.

Max McLaughlin slowed the field down on lap 51. When the green lights were back on, Sheppard stayed on top as Larry Wight drove to fourth and Peter Britten cracked the top 5. Ward started to challenge Hearn for second and he was able to take the second spot on lap 57.

A few cautions slowed the final portion of the feature as Sheppard had to resist a few charges from Ward in the closing laps with Hearn completing the podium.

Steve Bernard won the Pole Position Raceway Fast Qualifier Award with a time of 18.399 seconds. Heats races were completed quickly with polesitters Steve Bernard, Max McLaughlin, Larry Wight and Jimmy Phelps dominating their sessions. Local runners Yan Bussiere and Kevin Hamel won the Last Chance Qualifiers

The Super DIRTcar Series returns to action Wednesday evening at Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, Quebec. For additional event information, visit www.autodromedrummond.com. Race time is 7:00pm.

Autodrome Granby Notebook

Feature (100 Laps) – 1. 9s Matt Sheppard (8); 2. 42p Pat Ward (11); 3. 20 Brett Hearn (4); 4. 21a Peter Britten (7); 5. 99L Larry Wight (5); 6. 91 Billy Decker (12); 7. 66x Carey Terrance (15); 8. 1 David Hebert (3); 9. 43 Keith Flach (29); 10. 98h Jimmy Phelps (6); 11. 6h Max McLaughlin (9); 12. 19 Tim Fuller (1); 13. 25 Steve Bernier (13); 14. 8 Rich Scagliotta (2); 15. 73jr Mathieu Boisvert (19); 16. 47 Simon Perrault (16); 17. 109 Billy Whittaker (23); 18. 63 Dominic Dufault (25); 19. 96 JF Corriveau (31); 20. 23 Dany Bilodeau (26); 21. 37 Paul St-Sauveur (24); 22. 79 Maxime Plante (28); 23. 64 Daniel Nadeau (32); 24. 54 Steve Bernard (10); 25. 49 Francois Bernier (18); 26. 7m Mike Maresca (14); 27. 97k Mario Clair (27); 28. 21y Yan Bussiere (21); 29. 22j Gino Clair (20); 30. 44 Stewart Friesen (17); 31 13 Kevin Hamel (22); 32. 22 Brandon Walters (30)

Qualifying Group 1 - 1. 54 Steve Bernard 18.399; 2. 42p Pat Ward 18.417; 3. 20 Brett Hearn 18.736; 4. 21y Yan Bussiere 18.789; 5. 44 Stewart Friesen 18.845; 6. 25 Steve Bernier 18.918; 7. 97k Mario Clair 19.362; 8. 22 Brandon Walters 19.510; 9. 64 Daniel Nadeau 19.555

Qualifying Group 2 - 1. 6h Max McLaughlin 18.510; 2. 9s Matt Sheppard 18.543; 3. 1 David Hebert 18.833; 4. 109 Billy Whittaker 18.855; 5. 49 Francois Bernier 19.033; 6. 7m Mike Maresca 19.143; 7. 63 Dominic Dufault 19.440; 8. 91 Mathieu Laramee 19.589; 9 .43 Keith Flach, No Time

Qualifying Group 3 - 1. 99L Larry Wight 18.610; 2. 91d Billy Decker 18.654; 3. 21a Peter Britten 18.687; 4. 73jr Mathieu Boisvert 18.724; 5. 96 JF Corriveau 19.280; 6. 75 Maxime Michon 19.519; 7. 66x Carey Terrance 19.555; 8. 13 Kevin Hamel 19.634; 9. 25p Michael Parent 19.908

Qualifying Group 4 - 1. 98h Jimmy Phelps 18.999; 2.19 Tim Fuller 19.123; 3. 8 Rich Scagliotta 19.195; 4. 47 Simon Perrault 19.378; 5. 22j Gino Clair 19.475; 6. 37 Paul St-Sauveur 19.580; 7. 23 Dany Bilodeau19.636; 8. 79 Maxime Plante 19.649; 9 .97 Josianne Plante 20.113.

Heat 1 (8 Laps – Top-6 Qualify – Top-3 Redraw) - 1. 54 Steve Bernard; 2. 20 Brett Hearn; 3. 42p Pat Ward; 4. 25 Steve Bernier; 5. 44 Stewart Friesen; 6. 21y Yan Bussiere; 7. 64 Daniel Nadeau; 8. 22 Brandon Walters; 9. 97k Mario Clair

Heat 2 (8 Laps – Top-6 Qualify – Top-3 Redraw) - 1. 6h Max McLaughlin; 2. 9s Matt Sheppard; 3. 1 David Hebert; 4. 7m Mike Maresca; 5. 49 Francois Bernier; 6. 109 Billy Whittaker; 7. 63 Dominic Dufault; 8. 43 Keith Flach; 9. 91 Mathieu Laramee

Heat 3 (8 Laps – Top-6 Qualify – Top-3 Redraw) - 1. 99L Larry Wight; 2. 91 Billy Decker; 3. 21a Peter Britten; 4. 66x Carey Terrance; 5. 73jr Mathieu Boisvert; 6. 13 Kevin Hamel; 7. 25p Michael Parent; 8. 96 JF Corriveau

Heat 4 (8 Laps – Top-6 Qualify – Top-3 Redraw) - 1. 98h Jimmy Phelps; 2. 19 Tim Fuller; 3. 8 Rich Scagliotta; 4. 47 Simon Perrault; 5. 22j Gino Clair; 6. 37 Paul St-Sauveur; 7. 79 Maxime Plante; 8. 23 Dany Bilodeau; 9. 97 Josianne Plante

Last Chance Qualifier 1 (10 Laps – Top 3 Transfer to A-Feature) – 1. 21y Yan Bussiere; 2. 109 Billy Whittaker; 3. 63 Dominic Dufault; 4. 97k Mario Clair; 5. 22 Brandon Walters; 6. 91 Mathieu Laramee; 7. 43 Keith Flach; 8. 64 Daniel Nadeau

Last Chance Qualifier 2 (10 Laps – Top 3 Transfer to A-Feature) – 1. 13 Kevin Hamel; 2. 37 Paul St-Sauveur; 3. 23 Dany Bilodeau; 4. 79 Maxime Plante; 5. 96 JF Corriveau; 6. 25p Michael Parent; 7.97 Josianne Plante; 8. 75 Maxime Michon

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: VP Racing Fuels ($50 Cash): One David Hebert; Pole Position Raceway Fast Time ($100 Cash): 54 Steve Bernard; Bicknell Racing Products ($100 Product Certificate): 9s Matt Sheppard; Cometic Gasket ($50 Cash): 25 Steve Bernier; Comp Cams ($50 Cash): 6h Max McLaughlin; Comp Cams ($50 Product Certificate): 9s Matt Sheppard; Edelbrock ($50 Cash): 43 Keith Flach; Fox Racing Shocks ($50 Cash): 20 Brett Hearn; JE Pistons ($50 Cash): 99L Larry Wight; JE Pistons (Product Certificate): 47 Simon Perrault; JE Pistons (Product Certificate): 37 Paul St-Sauveur; KSE Racing Products Inc. ($50 Product Certificate): 43 Keith Flach; MSD Ignition ($50 Cash): 9s Matt Sheppard; MSD Ignition ($25 Cash): 54 Steve Bernard ; SuperFlow Dynos & Flowbenches ($50 Cash): 8 Rich Scagliotta; Wrisco Aluminum (Product Certificate): 9s Matt Sheppard ;JRI Shocks ($50 Cash): 25 Steve Bernier; Speedy First Aid Hard Luck Award (Product Certificate): 22 Brandon Walters; ASi Racewear ($50 Cash): 66x Carey Terrance.

SEASON WINNERS

Billy Decker - 3 (Fulton Speedway on April 29; Outlaw Speedway on June 20; Eldora Speedway on July 18)
Stewart Friesen – 2 (Utica-Rome Speedway on July 2; Weedsport Speedway on July 11)
Matt Sheppard – 2 (Five Mile Point Speedway on June 11; Autodrome Granby on July 25)
Ryan Watt – 1 (Bridgeport Speedway on May 16)
Tim McCreadie – 1 (Albany-Saratoga Speedway on June 27)
Larry Wight – 1 (Airborne Park Speedway on July 6)
Peter Britten – 1 (Sharon Speedway on July 20)

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Aussie, Aussie, Aussie: Peter Britten Makes History at Sharon

Britten Dashes From 20th to Become First Australian Super DIRTcar Series Feature Winner

HARTFORD, OH - July 20, 2017 - Peter Britten created a little piece of Super DIRTcar Series history on Thursday night. Britten came from the 20th starting position and then used a slidejob in turns three and four to take the lead from Matt Sheppard following a lap 54 restart. The Brisbane, Queensland, Australia native led the final 46 laps and held off Stewart Friesen on a restart with 12 laps to go to earn the first Super DIRTcar Series win of his career in the Buckeye Ground Pounder 100 at Sharon Speedway. Britten also becomes the first Australian driver to win a Super DIRTcar Series Feature event.

"I can't believe it. It's amazing," Britten said in Victory Lane. "We had a good car, rolling around and kept picking off cars one by one. I ran the middle and I'm like "man, my car's pretty friggen good right now". I just kept picking them off and I got to (Matt Sheppard) and I'm like "this will be the real test". I was able to clear him and man, I don't know if they were close to me. It's unreal, a Super DIRTcar Series win at Sharon."

The task seemed daunting at first for Britten, who rolled off from outside the 10th row while Brett Hearn started on the pole with his Larry Wight to his outside. Hearn capitalized on the track position to grab an early advantage, bringing third-starting Billy Whittaker along to second.

Ninth-starting Friesen made quick work and rolled inside the top-five by lap 10. One lap later, Hearn found his way into lapped traffic. By lap 14, Hearn had company in the form of Friesen, who had gotten by Whittaker, Wight and Tim Fuller to claim second.

Friesen caught Hearn for the lead 20 laps into the 100-lap affair as he found momentum in the outside lane while the No.20 remained on the bottom. Friesen setup the pass for the lead and was outside Hearn on lap 24 when the first caution of the race waved for a spun Frank Cozze on lap 24.

Under the yellow, Friesen suffered a flat tire that forced him to relinquish the second spot and head to the pits for a new sneaker.

"We got squeezed a little bit on the backstretch," Friesen said of how the tire was cut down. "This Halmar team, they're tough. They threw a tire on it and it was still pretty good."

The ensuing restart gave Erick Rudolph a share of the front row and he used the outside lane position to power past Hearn and grab the point. Matt Sheppard took notice and followed Rudolph up high from fourth to second. By lap 36, Sheppard stole the top spot from Rudolph.

One lap later, the caution waved again at lap 37 for Hearn, who has a flat right-rear tire. Sheppard held the lead on the restart, but fans were quickly dazzled by Britten who darted from fifth to pass Rudolph for second on lap 47.

When the halfway mark rolled around, Friesen had found his way back into the top-five, despite his earlier woes, while Sheppard still led Britten by over a second. That advantage, however, was eliminated on lap 54 by a caution when Keith Flach and Kevin Bolland collided. The incident landed Flach the Speedy First Aid Hard Luck award.

Sheppard chose the outside for the restart, but Britten powered around the bottom and drove low into turn three before sliding up in front of Sheppard in turn four to take the lead. From that point, Britten was able to built some momentum and click off laps with impressive speed through the slick middle of the track.

The restart on lap 75 was another strong one for Britten as Sheppard immediately settled into the second spot. Sheppard's goal of a podium finish was wiped away shortly after when the right-rear tire on his no.9s went flat. That forced Sheppard to pit return to the rear of the field.

The final restart of the race with 12 laps to go put Britten alongside Friesen, who had passed Rudolph for second six laps earlier. Britten was flawless on the return to green and ran a perfect line in the final dash to the finish. Britten's smooth and patient style allowed him to claim the win.

"The yellow came out and they were right on my butt again," Britten said, lamenting the yellow flag. "It's a little nerve wracking, but I just had to concentrate and keep hitting my marks. I knew I had a good racecar and I knew I was driving well, so at that point I felt like it was my race to lose. They were going to have to do something pretty incredible to try and get around me."

Rudolph found another gear late in the race and was able to muscle under Friesen to take second away with three laps to go and grab the runner-up finish.

"It took maybe a few laps to find what the car wanted, but it liked being on the bottom," Rudolph explained. "I ran most of the race there. Peter ran a great race. I don't know if we had a shot at him if there was a late race caution. If we did it was a small chance. We had a really nice car and drove a really nice race. A top-three in this league of competition is nothing to be ashamed of."

Friesen looked like the car to beat in the first half of the race after he soared to the front of the field before a flat tire derailed his effort. Regardless, he was happy with the run given the circumstances.

"It was good. We'll take it," Friesen said. "I had an awesome battle there at the end. Hats off to Peter and those guys. I'm happy for our team and to leave here with a top-three."

Billy Decker, who failed to transfer to the race from his heat, but won the Last Chance Qualifier, finished in fourth. He was one spot ahead of 11th starting Pat Ward.

The victory for Britten was particularly special given how he earned it. Britten's drive from 20th to victory also made him the KSE Hard Charger.

"These races are damn near impossible to win from the front row, so to come from 20th and do it, words can't even describe it," Britten said. "That just shows how good our racecar is. I was in the groove tonight and did my job as a driver."

"I passed Matt running a different line than what he was running and got by him," he added about the winning pass. "To be able to drive by basically every good car that there is in Northeast Dirt Modified racing for the first win is pretty incredible."

Britten's win is also a victory for the so-called 'Little Guy'. The driver of the No.21a owns his own equipment and team this year. He has teamed up with Rich Scagliotta to get his single-car, single engine team to the track for each race.

"It's pretty satisfying getting the first win as a very small operation," Britten concluded. "Rich (Scagliotta) gets my car to the racetrack. We don't have a major sponsor. We have one car, one motor. We're going to keep doing our best to make all the races and getting a win here is a motivating factor to get back and keep working."

Fuller, Friesen, Ward and Sheppard were qualifying heat race winners on the night while Fuller was also the Pole Position Raceway Fast Qualifier. Decker and Mike Maresca won the pair of Last Chance Qualifiers.

Britten and the rest of the Super DIRTcar Series stars will be back in action next week with the Series' first swing through Quebec. The Series visits Autodrome Drummond on Monday, July 24 and Autodrome Granby on Tuesday, July 25. For additional information on either event, please visit www.autodromedrummond.com or www.autodromegranby.com. Advanced reserved tickets are available for the Autodrome Granby event on July 25 at www.autodromegranby.com/vente-de-billets-en-ligne.

Sharon Speedway Notebook

Feature (100 Laps) – 1. 21a-Peter Britten [20]; 2. 25r-Erick Rudolph [5]; 3. 44-Stewart Friesen [9]; 4. 91-Billy Decker [22]; 5. 42p-Pat Ward [11]; 6. 99L-Larry Wight [2]; 7. 6h-Max McLaughlin [16]; 8. 109-Billy Whittaker [4]; 9. 9s-Matt Sheppard [10]; 10. 20-Brett Hearn [1]; 11. 19-Tim Fuller [6]; 12. 98h-Jimmy Phelps [8]; 13. 83-Brian Swartzlander [17]; 14. 22-Brandon Walters [3]; 15. 8-Rich Scagliotta [19]; 16. 165-Rex King Jr. [7]; 17. 14-CG Morey [18]; 18. 9-Will Thomas [24]; 19. 13-Rick Regalski Jr. [29]; 20. 29e-Erik Martin [31]; 21. 32-Jim Rasey [13]; 22. 14w-Ryan Watt [28]; 23. 00-Rob Kristyak [30]; 24. 7m-Mike Maresca [21]; 25. 18b-Dave Blaney [26]; 26. 43-Keith Flach [27]; 27. 777-Kevin Bolland [23]; 28. 65-Rex King [15]; 29. 35-Frank Cozze [14]; 30. 6m-Mat Williamson [12]; 31. 37md-Jeremiah Shingledecker [25]

Qualifying Group 1 - 1. 19-Tim Fuller, 16.866; 2. 6m-Mat Williamson, 17.084; 3. 32-Jim Rasey, 17.141; 4. 7m-Mike Maresca, 17.272; 5. 20-Brett Hearn, 17.307; 6. 83-Brian Swartzlander, 17.342; 7. 43-Keith Flach, 17.474; 8. 777-Kevin Bolland, 17.501; 9. 21-Justin Rasey, 17.879; 10. 96b-Bob Warren, 17.947

Qualifying Group 2 - 1. 44-Stewart Frisen, 17.274; 2. 99L-Larry Wight, 17.276; 3. 25r-Erick Rudolph, 17.389; 4. 37md-Jeremiah Shingledecker, 17.306; 5. 14-CG Morey, 17.425; 6. 35-Frank Cozze, 17.507; 7. 13-Rick Regalski Jr., 17.675; 8. 46-Jeremy Smith, 17.676; 9. 00-Rob Kristyak, 18.130; 10. 29e-Erik Martin, 18.248

Qualifying Group 3 - 1. 42p-Pat Ward, 17.148; 2. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 17.272; 3. 65-Rex King, 17.375; 4. 17m-Skip Moore, 17.548; 5. 22-Brandon Walters, 17.667; 6. 9-Will Thomas, 17.933; 7. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 18.050; 8. 69-Tom Mattocks, 18.185; 9. 25b-Steve Barr, 18.584

Qualifying Group 4 - 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 17.066; 2. 165-Rex King Jr., 17.226; 3. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 17.472; 4. 109-Billy Whittaker, 17.594; 5. 31-Jim Weller Jr., 17.768; 6. 18b-Dave Blaney, 17.790; 7. 21a-Peter Britten, 17.808; 8. 91-Billy Decker, 17.813; 9. 14w-Ryan Watt, 17.952

Heat 1 (8 Laps – Top-5 Qualify – Top-3 Redraw) - 1. 19-Tim Fuller [1]; 2. 6m-Mat Williamson [2]; 3. 20-Brett Hearn [5]; 4. 32-Jim Rasey [3]; 5. 83-Brian Swartzlander [6]; 6. 7m-Mike Maresca [4]; 7. 43-Keith Flach [7]; 8. 777-Kevin Bolland [8]; 9. 21-Justin Rasey [9]; 10. 96b-Bob Warren [10]

Heat 2 (8 Laps – Top-5 Qualify – Top-3 Redraw) - 1. 99L-Larry Wight [2]; 2. 44-Stewart Friesen [1]; 3. 25r-Erick Rudolph [3]; 4. 35-Frank Cozze [6]; 5. 14-CG Morey [5]; 6. 13-Rick Regalski Jr. [7]; 7. 37md-Jeremiah Shingledecker [4]; 8. 46-Jeremy Smith [8]; 9. 29e-Erik Martin [10]; 10. 00-Rob Kristyak [9]

Heat 3 (8 Laps – Top-5 Qualify – Top-3 Redraw) - 1.42p-Pat Ward [1]; 2. 98h-Jimmy Phelps [2]; 3. 22-Brandon Walters [5]; 4. 65-Rex King [3]; 5. 8-Rich Scagliotta [7]; 6. 9-Will Thomas [6]; 7. 17m-Skip Moore [4]; 8. 69-Tom Mattocks [8]; 9. DNS 25b-Steve Barr [9]

Heat 4 (8 Laps – Top-5 Qualify – Top-3 Redraw) - 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard [1]; 2. 165-Rex King Jr. [2]; 3. 109-Billy Whittaker [4]; 4. 6h-Max McLaughlin [3]; 5. 21a-Peter Britten [7]; 6. 18b-Dave Blaney [6]; 7. 91-Billy Decker [8]; 8. 31-Jim Weller Jr. [5]; 9. 14w-Ryan Watt [9]

Last Chance Qualifier 1 (10 Laps – Top 3 Transfer to A-Feature) – 1. 7m-Mike Maresca [1]; 2. 777-Kevin Bolland [5]; 3. 37md-Jeremiah Shingledecker [4]; 4. 43-Keith Flach [3]; 5. 13-Rick Regalski Jr. [2]; 6. 46-Jeremy Smith [6]; 7. 29e-Erik Martin [8]; 8. 21-Justin Fasey [7]; 9. 96b-Bob Warren [9]

Last Chance Qualifier 2 (10 Laps – Top 3 Transfer to A-Feature) – 1. 91-Billy Decker [4]; 2. 9-Will Thomas [1]; 3. 18b-Dave Blaney [2]; 4. 14w-Ryan Watt [7]; 5. 00-Rob Kristyak [8]; 6. 69-Tom Mattocks [5]; 7. 31-Jim Weller Jr. [6]; 8. DNS 17m-Skip Moore [3].

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: VP Racing Fuels ($50 Cash): Billy Whittaker; Pole Position Raceway Fast Time ($100 Cash): Tim Fuller; Bicknell Racing Products ($100 Product Certificate): Erick Rudolph; Cometic Gasket ($50 Cash): Brandon Walters; Comp Cams ($50 Cash): Brandon Walters; Comp Cams ($50 Product Certificate): Peter Britten; Edelbrock ($50 Cash): Brandon Walters; Fox Racing Shocks ($50 Cash): Stewart Friesen; JE Pistons ($50 Cash): Pat Ward; JE Pistons (Product Certificate): Mike Maresca; JE Pistons (Product Certificate): Dave Blaney; KSE Racing Products Inc. ($50 Product Certificate): Peter Britten (+19 - 20th to 1st); MSD Ignition ($50 Cash): Peter Britten; MSD Ignition ($25 Cash): Mike Maresca; SuperFlow Dynos & Flowbenches ($50 Cash): Brandon Walters; Wrisco Aluminum (Product Certificate): Peter Britten; JRI Shocks ($50 Cash): Rich Scagliotta; Speedy First Aid Hard Luck Award (Product Certificate): Keith Flach; ASi Racewear ($50 Cash): Max McLaughlin.

SEASON WINNERS

Billy Decker - 3 (Fulton Speedway on April 29; Outlaw Speedway on June 20; Eldora Speedway on July 18)
Stewart Friesen - 2 (Utica-Rome Speedway on July 2, Weedsport Speedway on July 11)
Ryan Watt - 1 (Bridgeport Speedway on May 16)
Matt Sheppard - 1 (Five Mile Point Speedway on June 11)
Tim McCreadie - 1 (Albany-Saratoga Speedway on June 27)
Larry Wight - 1 (Airborne Park Speedway on July 6)
Peter Britten - 1 (Sharon Speedway on July 20)

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Billy Decker Dominates at Eldora For Tuesday Night Tailgate Win

Veteran Driver Earns Third Win of 2017, 68th Career Series Victory

ROSSBURG, OH - July 18, 2017 - Billy Decker started on the pole and dominated all 75 laps on a very fast track to win the Super DIRTcar Series Tuesday Night Tailgate at Eldora Speedway. Decker had to outrun second-starting Pat Ward on a number of mid-race restarts and a final one with 12 laps remaining to earn his Series-leading third victory of the season. The win was also the 68th in Decker's Super DIRTcar Series career.

"I really wanted a win at one of the marquee speedways," Decker said following the win. "It's big, It feels really good."

Ward had to be strong in his own right to hold off Matt Sheppard who survived a furious and chaotic battle inside the top-five to claim the final spot on the podium. Brett Hearn and Peter Britten rounded out the top-five.

Decker was strong from the drop of the green flag and chose the outside lane for the start of the race, a rare occurrence. However, the Unadilla, NY native was tough right away and jumped out to an early advantage.

"They tilled the track a little bit, but I think (the racing groove) was going to end up there anyhow," Decker said of the preferred groove. "When you pull a good number and...you're going to have a forgiving racetrack and you couple that with a fast racecar, it feels pretty good."

After Decker worked his way into traffic on lap eight, there were some tense moments. On lap 11, Decker got stuck behind CG Morey's No.14 as he tried to put him one lap down. He got past Morey in the next corner, but lost half of the advantage he had built over Ward.

"Early on, I thought I found a line where I was gaining a little bit before we hit that heavy lapped traffic," Ward said. "Then, I think it got so top-fast that the bottom wasn't working and I couldn't get anything. [Decker] started pulling away, he was running the cushion a lot better than I was."

The first caution of the race waved shortly afterwards on lap 14 when Erick Rudolph slowed to a stop in turn two. Shaun Pangman suffered a flat tire on the restart, which slowed the race again. Pangman's night ended when he hit the outside wall in turn one on lap 33.

"The lapped traffic was getting a little bit dicey," Decker said. "A couple of guys would run a line and move in the next turn, which makes it hairy and I thought I fired really good on the restarts. Given that I restarted so well, I didn't mind the cautions."

Ward knew he didn't have ability to get by Decker on the restart as did his best to work the inside lane.

"Once he got to the top in one and two, I could almost drag up even with him out of four a couple of times, but you lose your momentum when you try to run down on the bottom," Ward explained. "He just started to pull away after that."

The restart on lap 39 saw Peter Britten positioned in third ahead of Sheppard and Stewart Friesen. Britten held the spot solidly as he also found speed in the outside lane behind Decker and Ward. That changed, however, on a lap 49 restart following a caution for debris when Sheppard and Brett Hearn both got a better jump out of turn four and shuffled Britten back to fifth.

Two more caution followed on lap 56 and lap 63 and each time Decker was up to the challenge. The lap 56 caution came for Tim Fuller, who earned the Speedy First Aid Hard Luck award, after he suffered mechanical issues while running inside the top-10.

On the final restart, Hearn ducked to the bottom of Sheppard for the third spot, but couldn't keep the same momentum in the lower lane. The final 12 laps allowed the field to fall single-file and Decker to cruise off to the victory ahead of Ward, Sheppard, Hearn and Britten.

The restart were chaotic behind the two frontrunners with drivers often ducking low to try and get a run out of turn four. The end result was often three- and four-wide battles into turns one and two.

"t seemed like row two and row three were a free for all on those restarts," Sheppard explained. "I got up to third early there and I think I fell back to fourth and I might have been back to fifth at one point. Luckily I got a good restart on one of the restarts and I was able to stay there until we went single-file.

The track was wide, with the cushion about a half lane off the outside wall, but still heavy and fast after the track crew added water to the racing surface before the main event. It created a physically demanding task for each driver on track.

"It was like time trialing for 75 laps," said Sheppard. "That's about what it felt like."

The victory helped Decker take a 26-point leader over Larry Wight in the championship standings. It also offers his team a morale boost, but Decker isn't going to get too comfortable.

"Winning fixes a lot of things, but it doesn't fix everything," Decker said. "You can't get that stuff back that you giveaway. We've had a couple of tough Series races ourselves, but when you come back and you win it helps you look forward rather than look back."

Sheppard, Friesen and Decker won the qualifying heats. Billy Whittaker won the Last Chance Qualifier. Keith Flach earned the KSE Hard Charger Award advancing 19 positions from 27th to 8th. Larry Wight was the Pole Position Raceway Fast Qualifier with a lap of 16.382 seconds, just 0.002 faster than Decker.

Wight, however, hit the turn three wall on the first lap of his heat. He suffered right-side damage to his No.99L and has to qualify through the Last Chance Qualifier. Wight drove to a ninth-place finish in the main event.

The Super DIRTcar Series returns to action on Wednesday, July 19 at Eldora for the all-star race at the Eldora Dirt Derby alongside the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. For additional event information and to purchase advanced reserved seating, please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

The series then travel to eastern Ohio for a return trip to Sharon Speedway in the Buckeye Ground-Pounder 100 on Thursday, July 19.

"Hopefully we can build a little bit of momentum on it," Decker said of his victory. "Maybe we can get over that hurdle too. We just look at it one race at a time. We're looking forward to going to Sharon. We had a solid run there last year. Hopefully we can do that again this year."

For more information on the Super DIRTcar Series event at Sharon Speedway, visit http://www.sharonspeedway.com/events/super-dirtcar-big-block-modified-series/.

Eldora Speedway Notebook

Feature (75 Laps) – 1. 91-Billy Decker [1]; 2. 42p-Pat Ward [2]; 3. 9s-Matt Sheppard [5]; 4. 20-Brett Hearn [8]; 5. 21a-Peter Britten [3]; 6. 44-Stewart Friesen [12]; 7. 43h-Jimmy Horton [7]; 8. 43-Keith Flach [27]; 9. 99L- Larry Wight [22]; 10. 14w-Ryan Watt [18]; 11. 22-Brandon Walters [20]; 12. 7m-Mike Maresca [4]; 13. 8-Rich Scagliotta [25]; 14. 6m-Mat Williamson [6]; 15. 23-Kyle Coffey [23]; 16. 6j-Josh Hohenforst [16]; 17. 98h-Jimmy Phelps [13]; 18. 5h-Chris Hile [14]; 19. 109-Billy Whittaker [19]; 20. 165-Rex King Jr. [21]; 21. 34h-Cody Bleau [24]; 22. 29e-Erik Martin [29]; 23. 6h-Max McLaughlin [11]; 24. 19-Tim Fuller [10]; 25. 34p-Shaun Pangman [26]; 26. 25r-Erick Rudolph [9]; 27. 35-Frank Cozze [17]; 28. 84-Gary Tomkins [15]; 29. 14-CG Morey [28]; 30. DNS 17j-Matt Janiak [30].

Qualifying Group 1 - 1. 99L-Larry Wight, 16.382; 2. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 16.386; 3. 19-Tim Fuller, 16.410; 4. 34p-Shaun Pangman, 16.529; 5. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 16.536; 6. 43-Keith Flach, 16.821; 7. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 16.980; 8. 6j-Josh Hohenforst, 16.991; 9. 109-Billy Whittaker, 17.104; 10. 43h-Jimmy Horton, 17.425.

Qualifying Group 2 - 1. 44-Stewart Friesen, 16.537; 2. 7m-Mike Maresca, 16.546; 3. 35-Frank Cozze, 16.617; 4. 6m-Mat Williamson, 16.818; 5. 5h-Chris Hile, 16.907; 6. 21a-Peter Britten, 16.984; 7. 165-Rex King Jr., 17.120; 8. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 17.177; 9. 34h-Cody Bleau, 17.403; 10. 29e-Erik Martin, 18.341.

Qualifying Group 3 - 1. 91-Billy Decker, 16.384; 2. 25-Erick Rudolph, 16.669; 3. 42p-Pat Ward, 16.726; 4. 20-Brett Hearn, 16.733’ 5. 14w-Ryan Watt, 16.875; 6. 23-Kyle Coffey, 17.077; 7. 22-Brandon Walters, 17.272; 8. 84 Gary Tomkins, 17.813; 9. 17j-Matt Janiak, 17.917; 10. 14-CG Morey, 18.332; 11. 46-Jeremy Smith, NT.

Heat 1 (8 Laps – Top-6 Qualify – Top-4 Redraw) - 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard [2]; 2. 19-Tim Fuller [3]; 3. 6h-Max McLaughlin [5]; 4. 43h-Jimmy Horton [10]; 5. 98h-Jimmy Phelps [7]; 6. 6j-Josh Hohenforst [8]; 7. 109-Billy Whittaker [9]; 8. 99L-Larry Wight [1]; 9. 34p-Shaun Pangman [4]; 10. 43-Keith Flach [6].

Heat 2 (8 Laps – Top-6 Qualify – Top-4 Redraw) - 1. 44-Stewart Friesen [1]; 2. 7m-Mike Maresca [2]; 3. 6m-Mat Williamson [4]; 4. 21a-Peter Britten [6]; 5. 5h-Chris Hile [5]; 6. 35-Frank Cozze [3]; 7. 165-Rex King Jr. [7]; 8. 8-Rich Scagliotta [8]; 9. 34h-Cody Bleau [9]; 10. 29e-Erik Martin [10].

Heat 3 (8 Laps – Top-6 Qualify – Top-4 Redraw) - 1. 91-Billy Decker [1]; 2. 25r-Erick Rudolph [2]; 3. 42p-Pat Ward [3]; 4. 20-Brett Hearn [4]; 5. 84-Gary Tomkins [8]; 6. 14w-Ryan Watt [5]; 7. 22-Brandon Walters [7]; 8. 23-Kyle Coffey [6]; 9. 14-CG Morey [10]; 10. 17j-Matt Janiak [9]; 11. DNS 46-Jeremy Smith.

Last Chance Qualifier (8 Laps – All Transfer to A-Feature) – 1. 109-Billy Whittaker [1]; 2. 22-Brandon Walters [3]; 3. 165-Rex King Jr. [2]; 4. 99L-Larry Wight [4]; 5. 23-Kyle Coffey [6]; 6. 34h-Cody Bleau [8]; 7. 8-Rich Scagliotta [5]; 8. 34p-Shaun Pangman [7]; 9. 43-Keith Flach [10]; 10. 14-CG Morey [9]; 11. 29e-Erik Martin [11]; 12. DNS 17J-Matt Janiak [12].

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: VP Racing Fuels ($50 Cash): Keith Flach; Pole Position Raceway Fast Time ($100 Cash): Larry Wight; Bicknell Racing Products ($100 Product Certificate): Billy Decker; Cometic Gasket ($50 Cash): Rich Scagliotta; Comp Cams ($50 Cash): Ryan Watt; Comp Cams ($50 Product Certificate): Billy Decker; Edelbrock ($50 Cash): Larry Wight; Fox Racing Shocks ($50 Cash): Brett Hearn; JE Pistons ($50 Cash): Peter Britten; JE Pistons (Product Certificate): Jimmy Phelps; JE Pistons (Product Certificate): Max McLaughlin; KSE Racing Products Inc. ($50 Product Certificate): Larry Wight; MSD Ignition ($50 Cash): Billy Decker; MSD Ignition ($25 Cash): Erick Rudolph; SuperFlow Dynos & Flowbenches ($50 Cash): Erick Rudolph; Wrisco Aluminum (Product Certificate): Billy Decker; JRI Shocks ($50 Cash): Rich Scagliotta; Dig Safely 811 Redraw Bonus ($100 Cash): N/A; Speedy First Aid Hard Luck Award (Product Certificate): Tim Fuller; ASi Racewear ($50 Cash): Jimmy Horton.

SEASON WINNERS

Billy Decker - 3 (Fulton Speedway on April 29; Outlaw Speedway on June 20; Eldora Speedway on July 18)
Stewart Friesen – 2 (Utica-Rome Speedway on July 2, Weedsport Speedway on July 11)
Ryan Watt – 1 (Bridgeport Speedway on May 16)
Matt Sheppard – 1 (Five Mile Point Speedway on June 11)
Tim McCreadie – 1 (Albany-Saratoga Speedway on June 27)
Larry Wight – 1 (Airborne Park Speedway on July 6)

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Donny Schatz Dominates 34th Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway

Makes History as First Back-to-Back Winner of the Prestigious Event

ROSSBURG, OH - July 15, 2017 - Donny Schatz turned in a perfect score card and walked away with a $50,000 check after dominating the 34th annual Kings Royal for the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series at Eldora Speedway on Saturday night. Schatz set fast time in qualifying and then won his heat from the fifth starting position following the traditional Kings Royal heat race inversion.

Schatz's win in Heat 1 put him sixth on the starting grid. He wasted no time at all jumping forward. He took the lead from polesitter and Kings Royal rookie Cole Duncan on lap 14 and never looked back. Schatz lead was as big as six seconds and he crossed the finish line 3.966 seconds ahead of teammate Christopher Bell.

"I just tried to play it cautious, but I seemed to be a little better than the guys in front of me while I tried to search out and find the right line," Schatz explained of his early race strategy. "I got (to the front) fairly quick. "Brad (Sweet), I didn't know if he would keep getting better, he looked okay. He didn't really slow down, we just seemed to get a little bit better towards the end of the race as the fuel came off. That comes to the three guys that work on this car. They take it with the utmost pride and passion and it's those sort of things that get us in these positions."

Schatz took the lead from Duncan and third-starting Brad Sweet followed him to take the second position. From there, Schatz found his way into traffic and seemingly got faster as worked around the slower cars.

"I was better in dirty air and that's something this race team works hard on," Schatz said. "It seems like I can get my car to stick when I'm behind somebody else. Why that is, I don't know. I seem to be better in dirty air than I am in open air."

The proficiency of Schatz No.15 in traffic left podium finishers Christopher Bell and Sweet a bit befuddled.

"It just goes back to car handling," Sweet said. "That really shows your car, how good you are in dirty air. That's where the No.15 tends to shine. Once he got there, we started getting some bad air and the car wasn't feeling as good behind some of those lapped guys and that's when Donny just drove by and that's when I knew we were in trouble."

Despite his dominance, Schatz said he never let up or felt he good relax.

"I've raced the same way for the last 20 years: the race isn't over until it's over," Schatz said. "You can clearly be the best car some nights and force yourself into a mistake. I probably pushed the issue with a lapped car and I got myself in a spot where I could have been the fence. It's never over until you roll under that checkered flag."

Bell put on a show on his own as he raced from the 20th starting spot after he qualified into the race as one of the two-fastest qualifiers who did transfer to the Feature from the heat races. The starting position wasn't too much of a hindrance to Bell, other than to track down Schatz at the end of the caution-free race.

"That was a ton of fun running up there right around the fence," Bell said following the race. "For me, I was just trying to run smart and take my time. I knew I had a really good car. Looking back at it, if I had known it was going to go green to checkered, I probably could have made a couple more moves to get through the field faster to give me more time to run down Donny. To come from 20th to second on a green to checkered race is something that I'm pretty proud of."

The Norman, OK driver suffered damage to his car's no wing when he hit Jac Haudenschild ,who was a lapped car, in the rear bumper in turn two in turn two while in the rear bumper with less than two laps to go,. The damage, however, didn't seem to inhibit Bell at all.

"I don't think it really mattered," Bell said of the damage. "I was worried about it when it first happened. It hurt me whenever I was in dirty air because the nose kept coming up, but as far as running by myself, I don't think it really affected me."

The Tony Stewart/Curb Agajanian Racing teammates raced to their second straight 1-2 finish. Sweet was a strong third-place finishers and was on the podium for the third straight night at Eldrora. Still, Sweet feels like his team can find another gear.

"We have a lot of consistency in our car, just some of these races we haven't hit it exactly right for the main event," Sweet said. "Donny was just a good bit better. He just drove by us and checked out. I searched around on the racetrack and just never found a spot where it was super good. I think we kind of know where we missed it. There's a lot of human element in decision-making before these races and you have to make the right decisions if you want to win them. We'll learn from this and try to keep getting better."

After claiming the VP Racing Fuels checkered flag, Schatz was crowned King Donny the 34th in traditional Kings Royal Victory Lane. This year, the King of the Outlaws and original Kings Royal winner Steve Kinser, presented Schatz with his winning crown.

"I think more than anything, this probably isn't going to happen a whole lot that I'm going to get to stand next to the real King," Schatz said of Kinser. "That means a lot to me. He's always been a hero, he's been the ambassador of our sport, he's the best thing our sport's ever seen. I'm damn proud to stand next to that guy tonight."

Schatz refused to acknowledge his new accomplishment as the first back-to-back winner of the Kings Royal. Instead, Schatz is happy he becomes a statistical footnote.

"Anytime you can do anything that Steve Kinser hasn't done is incredible," Schatz said of his victory.

Earlier in the night, Schatz set quick time with a lap of 13.197 seconds, identical to Kerry Madsen's quick time in Hot Laps. Schatz then used a late restart in Heat 1 to take the lead and claim the sixth-starting spot in the Feature. Tim Shaffer, Sheldon Haudsenchild, Jac Haudenchild, Brad Sweet and Cole Duncan all won earlier qualifying heats. Clyde Knipp earned the C-Main win while David Gravel made a last lap pass to edge Shane Stewart for a win in the Last Chance Showdown.

Despite Bell passing 18 cars to finish second, Ryan Smith took home the KSE Hard Charger award as he advanced from 24th to 5th behind Duncan, who finished fourth in his first-ever Kings Royal start.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series now continues its travel back east with a stop of Lernverville Speedway in Sarver, PA on July 18 for the $20,000-to-win Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup.

Eldora Speedway Kings Royal Notebook

Feature (40 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$50,000]; 2. 14-Christopher Bell [20][$20,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$15,000]; 4. 12N-Cole Duncan [1][$12,500]; 5. O7-Ryan Smith [24][$10,000]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [7][$7,500]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8][$6,500]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [14][$6,000]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [17][$5,500]; 10. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [4][$5,000]; 11. 24-Rico Abreu [13][$4,750]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$4,500]; 13. 2M-Kerry Madsen [9][$4,000]; 14. 18-Ian Madsen [23][$3,750]; 15. 2-Shane Stewart [22][$3,500]; 16. 71-Joey Saldana [15][$3,450]; 17. 5-David Gravel [21][$3,400]; 18. 21-Brian Brown [11][$3,350]; 19. 39-Sammy Swindell [18][$3,300]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [19][$3,250]; 21. 3H-James McFadden [12][$3,200]; 22. 17-Jac Haudenschild [3][$3,150]; 23. 19-Brent Marks [16][$3,100]; 24. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5][$3,000].
Lap Leaders: Cole Duncan 1-13, Donny Schatz 14-40;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 07-Ryan Smith[+19]

Qualifying - 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.197; 2. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.463; 3. 14-Christopher Bell, 13.478; 4. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.558; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.58; 6. 5-David Gravel, 13.655; 7. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.655; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.67; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.671; 10. 4-Paul McMahan, 13.723; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.762; 12. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.77; 13. O7-Ryan Smith, 13.778; 14. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.782; 15. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.82; 16. 19-Brent Marks, 13.821; 17. 21-Brian Brown, 13.829; 18. 39-Sammy Swindell, 13.886; 19. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.889; 20. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.909; 21. 71-Joey Saldana, 13.932; 22. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 13.938; 23. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.947; 24. 12N-Cole Duncan, 13.963; 25. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.982; 26. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 14.028; 27. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.048; 28. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.061; 29. A67-Brandon Wimmer, 14.067; 30. 3H-James McFadden, 14.103; 31. 13-Clyde Knipp, 14.105; 32. 45-Trevor Baker, 14.106; 33. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 14.109; 34. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.114; 35. 55XM-Dale Blaney, 14.131; 36. 16-Chris Andrews, 14.135; 37. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 14.17; 38. 2X-Parker Price-Miller, 14.198; 39. 5T-Travis Philo, 14.209; 40. 11N-Craig Mintz, 14.234; 41. 19P-Paige Polyak, 14.28; 42. 17XX-Danny Holtgraver, 14.304; 43. 44-Trey Starks, 14.307; 44. 17X-Josh Baughman, 14.367; 45. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 14.399; 46. 21AU-Jordyn Brazier, 14.454; 47. 22M-Dan McCarron, 14.531; 48. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 14.625; 49. 7J-Joe Swanson, 14.796; 50. 71M-Paul May, 14.854; 51. 83C-Adam Cruea, 14.882; 52. 17M-Max McGhee, 14.932; 53. 45T-Bob Tucker, 15.192

Heat 1 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 4. O7-Ryan Smith [3]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [8]; 7. 13-Clyde Knipp [6]; 8. 7J-Joe Swanson [9]; 9. 99-Brady Bacon [2]

Heat 2 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer - 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 6. 45-Trevor Baker [6]; 7. 71M-Paul May [9]; 8. 17X-Josh Baughman [8]

Heat 3 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer - 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 3. 71-Joey Saldana [2]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 5. 1ST-Gary Taylor [6]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh [8]; 8. 83C-Adam Cruea [9]; 9. 14-Christopher Bell [5]

Heat 4 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer - 1. 17-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [3]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [6]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [5]; 6. 4-Paul McMahan [4]; 7. 11N-Craig Mintz [7]; 8. 17M-Max McGhee [9]; 9. 21AU-Jordyn Brazier [8]

Heat 5 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 4. 55XM-Dale Blaney [6]; 5. A67-Brandon Wimmer [1]; 6. 19P-Paige Polyak [7]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [8]; 9. 45T-Bob Tucker [9]

Heat 6 (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer - 1. 12N-Cole Duncan [2]; 2. 3H-James McFadden [1]; 3. 39-Sammy Swindell [3]; 4. 5-David Gravel [5]; 5. 49D-Shawn Dancer [8]; 6. 16-Chris Andrews [6]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [4]; 8. 17XX-Danny Holtgraver [7]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer - 1. 5-David Gravel [6][]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [2][]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [4][]; 4. O7-Ryan Smith [1][]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [3][$2,000]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [15][$1,750]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [7][$1,500]; 8. 55XM-Dale Blaney [5][$1,250]; 9. 41-Jason Johnson [10][$1,000]; 10. 1ST-Gary Taylor [9][$750]; 11. 4-Paul McMahan [16][$650]; 12. 71M-Paul May [14][$600]; 13. 11N-Craig Mintz [21][$600]; 14. 33M-Max Stambaugh [20][$600]; 15. 44-Trey Starks [13][$600]; 16. 16-Chris Andrews [18][$600]; 17. 49D-Shawn Dancer [12][$600]; 18. 17M-Max McGhee [23][$600]; 19. 22M-Dan McCarron [24][$600]; 20. 45-Trevor Baker [8][$600]; 21. 19P-Paige Polyak [17][$600]; 22. 13-Clyde Knipp [19][$600]; 23. A67-Brandon Wimmer [11][$600]; 24. 7J-Joe Swanson [22][$600]

C-Feature (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer - 1. 13-Clyde Knipp [1][]; 2. 33M-Max Stambaugh [3][]; 3. 11N-Craig Mintz [4][]; 4. 7J-Joe Swanson [7][]; 5. 17M-Max McGhee [9][]; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron [10][]; 7. 45T-Bob Tucker [14][$500]; 8. 83C-Adam Cruea [8][$450]; 9. 17X-Josh Baughman [2][$400]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [5][$375]; 11. 7K-Cale Conley [6][$350]; 12. 17XX-Danny Holtgraver [11][$350]; 13. 99-Brady Bacon [12][$350]; 14. 21AU-Jordyn Brazier [13][$350]; 15. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [15][$350]

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Brent Marks; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Sheldon Haudenschild; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Super Flow ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; KSE Hard Charger: Ryan Smith; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Sides; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): James McFadden.

SEASON WINNERS

Donny Schatz - 14 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, LoneStar Speedway on March 3, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 10, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 18, Missouri State Fair Speedway on May 5, 81 Speedway on May 6, Eldora Speedway May 13, Knoxville Raceway on June 10, Granite City on June 20, Dirt Oval at Route 66 on June 27, Dakota State Fair Speedway on July 1, Eldora Speedway on July 15)
David Gravel - 10 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 17, Placerville Speedway on March 29, Perris Auto Speedway on April 1, Gator Motorplex on April 13, Plymouth Speedway on April 28, Lincoln Speedway on May 17, Williams Grove on May 19, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, River Cities Speedway on June 16, Attica Raceway Park on July 11)
Brad Sweet - 4 (Stockton Dirt Track on March 25, Devil’s Bowl on April 15, Jackson Motorplex on June 3, Knoxville Raceway on June 9)
Shane Stewart – 4 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 29, West Liberty Raceway on June 23, Beaver Dam Raceway on June 24)
Kerry Madsen – 4 (Jackson Motorplex on June 2, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 7, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 8, Eldora Speedway on July 13)
Logan Schuchart - 3 (Keller Auto Speedway on March 31, Eldora Speedway on May 12, Charlotte on May 26)
Jason Johnson - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17, Devil’s Bowl on April 14)
Brian Brown – 1 (Cocopah Speedway on April 7)
Rico Abreu – 1 (Arizona Speedway on April 8)
Parker Price-Miller – 1 (Tri-State Speedway on May 14)
Ian Madsen – 1 (Jackson Motorplex on June 1)
Kyle Larson – 1 (Eagle Raceway on June 13)
Kraig Kinser - 1 (Deer Creek Speedway on July 6)
Christopher Bell - 1 (Eldora Speedway on July 14)

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Jul
15

Bell Gets Knighted

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Christopher Bell Outduels Teammate Donny Schatz to Win The Knight Before the Kings Royal at Eldora

ROSSBURG, OH - July 14, 2017 - Christopher Bell took the lead from Brad Sweet in turn three and then held off a surging Donny Schatz on a restart with nine laps to go to win the Knight Before the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway on Friday night. Bell, who lined up for the 30-lap main event in third, had to be perfect on the race's only restart with less than 10 laps to go as the eight-time Outlaw Champion threw everything he had at the 22-year-old Norman, OK native who was driving the No.14 Tony Stewart Racing-Curb/Agajanian entry.

"It's a dream come true," Bell said following the victory. "To be able to drive for Tony (Stewart) is a dream come true, to win at Eldora on Kings Royal weekend with the Outlaws, I'm just speechless. I've had a lot of good runs here at the Kings Royal. I think I've been in the top three the last couple of years whenever I've crashed. So, to be able to finally win one was really special. Tonight was only 30 laps and we have 40 of them tomorrow."

At the drop of the green flag, it was outside pole starter Brad Sweet who jumped out to an early advantage. Behind Sweet, Bell engaged in a thrilling battle with polesitter Brian Brown for the third position in the opening laps.

Sweet's lead quickly expanded to 1.9 seconds over Bell, but evaporated just as fast when he struggled to navigate through a sea of slower traffic. Bell saw his opportunity on lap 10 and seized it as he drove by Sweet entering turn three and claimed the point.

From there, Bell found himself racing against the cushion, which was nearly against the outside retaining wall, all the way around the racetrack. At the halfway points, his gap was 1.3 seconds over Sweet and Ian Madsen with Schatz running in third.

A few short laps later, Schatz began to make his move forward as he got by Madsen and then Sweet to take second on lap 20.

The only caution of the race came on lap 21 for a stopped Sheldon Haudenschild in turn two and reset the battle upfront with a double-file restart. Bell chose the bottom lane for the restart despite running the high outside groove up to that point.

"The only reason I did it was because I got beat when I started on the top in the heat race," Bell said. "I watched the heat races and every time the bottom was able to get the jump. I felt like either or would work, but I felt I was more vulnerable if I took the top."

Despite losing his advantage, Bell felt the caution actually played to his advantage.

"I think the caution helped me out big time because I was struggling in lapped traffic," Bell explained. "I knew I needed to get my wing back and I had just reached for the lever when the yellow came out.

Bell's choice worked as it put him in the catbird seat to drive to the top lane in turns one and two, but prevented Schatz from attempting a slide job in turns one and two. Schatz poked inside Bell on the bottom in turns three and four and then pulled even for a half lap. Bell maintained his momentum enough in turn two to carry the lead down the backstretch on lap 22 and he dropped to the bottom to take away Schatz's lane.

"At the time, I didn't know the bottom was where I needed to be," Bell said. "I got my wing back and went to the top and was pretty good in one and two. Then, Donny got back beside me off of four and I felt like I hit a pretty good corner, so it was at that point that I knew I needed to change my line in three and four. Luckily I was able to get the momentum again in one and two to drop down in front of him."

Schatz felt he may have shown Bell the preferred line a little bit early, but also suggested he didn't have much choice in his bid for the win.

"You just have to go where he's not and that's where I was better anyways," Schatz said. "He stayed up there and we ran side-by-side for a lap there. It forced him to move his lane and maybe I was a little too nice. Maybe I should have bulldozed him in there, but that's not me."

Over the final five laps, Bell found some lapped traffic and navigated the chaos with finer precision was able to drive to the checkered flag 0.591 seconds ahead of Schatz's No.15. The win was a sure confidence boost for Bell entering tomorrow's $50,000-to-win 34th annual Kings Royal.

"This place is my favorite racetrack in the world," Bell said. "I've had a lot of success here and a lot of hard luck, some of it self-inflicted. I've been able to win here in a Midget, a Silver Crown car, a 360 Winged Sprint, and now with the Outlaws, and a Truck too. It's been really good to me the last couple of years. I'm excited to try and get a big win tomorrow."

Bell will be looking to use his momentum from Friday's win to avenge a DNF in last year's Kings Royal when he flipped against the turn four wall while running second. Despite the strong run in The Knight Before, Bell was cautiously optimistic for Saturday's main event.

"I felt really, really confident coming in here and then yesterday we just struggled," said Bell, who failed to qualify for Thursday's Jokers Wild Feature. " For some reason, we just didn't have the speed. They worked really hard and (crew chief) Jimmy Car made some adjustments. I don't feel like we have enough speed yet to qualify where we need to tomorrow, but obviously we can race okay. Our car is really good when it's slick. That's the most important part."

Schatz's second-place finish completed a 1-2 finish for the Tony Stewart Racing-Curb/Agajanian team.

"Every car owner's dream is to have one-two finishes. Tony got one tonight and he also owns the track, so it's a good feeling. Obviously I think it should be the other way around, I think it should be 15 then the 14, but that's the way it goes," Schatz joked.

Sweet maintained the third spot late in the race despite the best efforts of fourth-place finisher Ian Madsen. Brown settled for fifth.

For the second straight night, Brent Marks was the KSE Hard Charger. Marks used a World of Outlaws provisional starting spot to enter the Feature and started 25th. He gained 12 total positions and finished 13th.

Schatz was also the night's fast qualifier with a lap of 13.057 seconds around the high-banked half-mike track. Jason Johnson, Kraig Kinser, Ian Madsen, Schatz, Shane Stewart and Tim Shaffer all won qualifying heats. Brown and Sweet won the pair of Craftsman Club Dashes. Joey Saldana won the Last Chance Showdown while Mark claimed the C-Main victory and Chris Andews drove to a D-Main checkered flag.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway with the $50,000-to-win winner's share on the line. The event will be broadcast with live pay-per-view video on DIRTvision.com. For more information on the 34th annual Kings Royal, please visit here.

Eldora Speedway Knight Before the Kings Royal Notebook

Feature (30 Laps) - 1. 14-Christopher Bell [3][$12,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$5,700]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$3,500]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [5][$3,000]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [1][$2,600]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [8][$2,400]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9][$2,300]; 8. 5-David Gravel [16][$2,200]; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman [15][$2,150]; 10. 24-Rico Abreu [20][$2,100]; 11. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4][$1,600]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12][$1,350]; 13. 19-Brent Marks [25][$500]; 14. 71-Joey Saldana [19][$1,200]; 15. 10H-Chad Kemenah [11][$1,100]; 16. 2-Shane Stewart [10][$1,000]; 17. 41-Jason Johnson [7][$900]; 18. 55XM-Dale Blaney [18][$850]; 19. 81-Lee Jacobs [17][$800]; 20. 17-Jac Haudenschild [14][$800]; 21. 3H-James McFadden [13][$800]; 22. 4-Paul McMahan [26][$]; 23. O7-Ryan Smith [22][$800]; 24. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [24][$800]; 25. 12N-Cole Duncan [21][$800]; 26. 1ST-Gary Taylor [23][$800]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-9; Christopher Bell 10-21, 23-30; Donny Schatz 22; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+12]

Qualifying Flight-A - 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.216; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.233; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.272; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 13.279; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.376; 6. 14-Christopher Bell, 13.389; 7. 3H-James McFadden, 13.399; 8. 71-Joey Saldana, 13.413; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.416; 10. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.437; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.461; 12. O7-Ryan Smith, 13.482; 13. 44-Trey Starks, 13.491; 14. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.495; 15. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.561; 16. 21AU-Jordyn Brazier, 13.613; 17. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.619; 18. 2X-Parker Price-Miller, 13.654; 19. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.707; 20. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 13.736; 21. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.776; 22. 16-Chris Andrews, 13.896; 23. 71M-Paul May, 13.934; 24. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 13.961; 25. 22M-Dan McCarron, 14.11; 26. 5QB-Quentin Blonde, 14.856

Qualifying Flight-B - 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.057; 2. 5-David Gravel, 13.088; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.17; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.183; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.205; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.254; 7. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 13.286; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.374; 9. 12N-Cole Duncan, 13.386; 10. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.387; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.424; 12. 55XM-Dale Blaney, 13.453; 13. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.454; 14. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.465; 15. 4-Paul McMahan, 13.501; 16. 19-Brent Marks, 13.513; 17. A67-Brandon Wimmer, 13.584; 18. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.667; 19. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.69; 20. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.703; 21. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.82; 22. 11N-Craig Mintz, 13.833; 23. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.859; 24. 17X-Josh Baughman, 13.984; 25. 97W-Mitch Wormall, 14.03; 26. 7J-Joe Swanson, 14.122; 27. 83C-Adam Cruea, 14.949

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer - Top 2 to Dash - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 3. 3H-James McFadden [3]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 6. 16-Chris Andrews [8]; 7. 44-Trey Starks [5]; 8. 21AU-Jordyn Brazier [6]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer - Top 2 to Dash - 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 71-Joey Saldana [3]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon [5]; 6. 49D-Shawn Dancer [6]; 7. 71M-Paul May [8]; 8. 33M-Max Stambaugh [7]; 9. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [9]

Heat #3 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) -Top 3 Transfer - Top 2 to Dash - 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 14-Christopher Bell [2]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 4. O7-Ryan Smith [4]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 6. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 7. 45-Trevor Baker [7]; 8. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [8]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer - Top 2 to Dash - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 17-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 4. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 5. 1ST-Gary Taylor [4]; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [5]; 7. 13-Clyde Knipp [7]; 8. 11N-Craig Mintz [8]; 9. 97W-Mitch Wormall [9]

Heat #5 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer - Top 2 to Dash - 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 3. 5-David Gravel [1]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 5. A67-Brandon Wimmer [6]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 7. 91-Cale Thomas [8]; 8. 7J-Joe Swanson [9]; 9. 19P-Paige Polyak [7]

Heat #6 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer - Top 2 to Dash - 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 3. 55XM-Dale Blaney [4]; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [6]; 5. 12N-Cole Duncan [3]; 6. 4-Paul McMahan [5]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 8. 83C-Adam Cruea [9]; 9. 17X-Josh Baughman [8]

Craftsman Club Dash A (6 Laps) - 1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 14-Christopher Bell [6]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [4]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]

Craftsman Club Dash B (6 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]

D-main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer - 1. 16-Chris Andrews [1][-]; 2. 11N-Craig Mintz [2][-]; 3. 71M-Paul May [3][$125]; 4. 97W-Mitch Wormall [8][$125]; 5. 17X-Josh Baughman [6][$125]; 6. 83C-Adam Cruea [11][$125]; 7. 7J-Joe Swanson [10][$125]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [7][$125]; 9. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [9][$125]; 10. 91-Cale Thomas [4][$125]; 11. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [5][$125]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer - 1. 19-Brent Marks [2][-]; 2. A67-Brandon Wimmer [4][-]; 3. 49D-Shawn Dancer [3][$150]; 4. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [5][$150]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [6][$150]; 6. 33M-Max Stambaugh [9][$125]; 7. 5T-Travis Philo [7][$125]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [12][$125]; 9. 19P-Paige Polyak [10][$125]; 10. 11N-Craig Mintz [14][$125]; 11. 16-Chris Andrews [13][$125]; 12. 13-Clyde Knipp [8][$125]; 13. 21AU-Jordyn Brazier [1][$125]; 14. 45-Trevor Baker [11][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer - 1. 71-Joey Saldana [1][-]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [3][-]; 3. 12N-Cole Duncan [2][-]; 4. O7-Ryan Smith [5][-]; 5. 1ST-Gary Taylor [4][-]; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [8][-]; 7. 44-Trey Starks [7][$300]; 8. 4-Paul McMahan [12][$250]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [10][$225]; 10. 99-Brady Bacon [9][$200]; 11. 19-Brent Marks [13][$200]; 12. 7K-Cale Conley [11][$200]; 13. A67-Brandon Wimmer [14][$200]; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$200]

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Sheldon Haudenschild; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Christopher Bell; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): David Gravel; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Super Flow ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Jason Johnson, Kraig Kinser, Brad Sweet, Shane Stewart, Logan Schuchart; Craftsman/Sears: Brian Brown/Tim Shaffer; KSE Hard Charger: Brent Marks (+12); Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Shane Stewart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): James McFadden.

SEASON WINNERS

Donny Schatz - 13 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, LoneStar Speedway on March 3, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 10, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 18, Missouri State Fair Speedway on May 5, 81 Speedway on May 6, Eldora Speedway May 13, Knoxville Raceway on June 10, Granite City on June 20, Dirt Oval at Route 66 on June 27, Dakota State Fair Speedway on July 1)
David Gravel - 10 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 17, Placerville Speedway on March 29, Perris Auto Speedway on April 1, Gator Motorplex on April 13, Plymouth Speedway on April 28, Lincoln Speedway on May 17, Williams Grove on May 19, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, River Cities Speedway on June 16, Attica Raceway Park on July 11)
Brad Sweet - 4 (Stockton Dirt Track on March 25, Devil’s Bowl on April 15, Jackson Motorplex on June 3, Knoxville Raceway on June 9)
Shane Stewart – 4 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 29, West Liberty Raceway on June 23, Beaver Dam Raceway on June 24)
Kerry Madsen – 4 (Jackson Motorplex on June 2, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 7, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 8, Eldora Speedway on July 13)
Logan Schuchart - 3 (Keller Auto Speedway on March 31, Eldora Speedway on May 12, Charlotte on May 26)
Jason Johnson - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17, Devil’s Bowl on April 14)
Brian Brown – 1 (Cocopah Speedway on April 7)
Rico Abreu – 1 (Arizona Speedway on April 8)
Parker Price-Miller – 1 (Tri-State Speedway on May 14)
Ian Madsen – 1 (Jackson Motorplex on June 1)
Kyle Larson – 1 (Eagle Raceway on June 13)
Kraig Kinser - 1 (Deer Creek Speedway on July 6)
Christopher Bell - 1 (Eldora Speedway on July 14)

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Jul
14

Mad Man Marches On at Eldora

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Mad Man Marches On

Kerry Madsen Dominates Jokers Wild at Eldora Despite Hand Injury

ROSSBURG, OH - July 14, 2017 - After a three hour rain delay in the early evening, Kerry Madsen dominated the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Jokers Wild event at Eldora Speedway on Thursday night that stretched into the early hours of Friday morning. Madsen was third-quick in Flight A qualifying and second in his heat before claiming victory in the Craftsman Club Dash. The Dash win gave Madsen the pole for the 30-lap, $10,000-to-win Jokers Wild and he led every circuit to score the win in convincing fashion.

Madsen's win to begin the 34th annual Kings Royal weekend is even more impressive after he revealed in Victory Lane he battled an injury throughout most of the race after a rock cut his hand in the opening five laps. The Australian pilot persevered through the pain to claim his fourth Outlaw win of the season and the third in the Series' last four races.

"A couple of times the car took off on me and I didn't quite have the wheel," Madsen joked about his injury after he was treated following the race. "I could just see all the blood in the glove. It was hurting, but I just kept going."

Off the initial start, Madsen grabbed the early lead while fellow front row starter Brad Sweet drag raced Madsen into turn three for the lead. The battle was short-lived, however, as Brady Bacon flipped in turn two before the opening lap was complete to bring out the red flag. Bacon was uninjured.

A complete restart followed and saw Madsen jump out front again while 14th starting Jac Haudenschild slowed almost immediately, but pulled pitside, which allowed the race to continue.

"I got side-by-side down the backstretch," Sweet said of the start. "Kerry left just enough there and I had a run. He was able to go across the track in turn three and take some air off my car and, honestly, that was kind of the race. He was really fast out in clean air. There was definitely no catching him there."

Madsen set a blistering pace on the lightning quick track and worked into traffic on lap eight. While the bottom was the preferred lane, Madsen drove to the top on the cushion that was slightly more than halfway up the track to work past the slower cars.

The dirtier top lane for Madsen did slow his pace slightly and allowed Sweet to pull within one second of the No.2m. It was a short glimmer of hope for Sweet though as the caution waved on lap 12 when Logan Schuchart suffered a broken front axle and came to a stop in turn four.

The yellow flag gave Madsen the clean air he needed on the restart to pull away from Sweet again and he did just that. By lap 18, Madsen had opened a 1.7-second gap over Sweet while Brian Brown battled with David Gravel for the third position.

"I knew the starts were going to be super important because if someone got a lead and got through traffic, you weren't going to get them, so it was super critical," Madsen explained. "When we got to the traffic, I was just trying to be super aggressive with it and go hard at it because you know what those guys are like, they'll pass you in two seconds if you screw up."

Madsen again caught traffic on lap 20, but this time was able to navigate the slower cars more efficiently with his aggressive game plan. He continued at his lightning-quick pace over the final laps and drove off to the victory by 2.6 seconds over Sweet. Brown raced to a third-place finishing after holding off Gravel in an exciting third-place battle. Tim Shaffer got by Gravel late to claim fourth while the No.5 settled for fifth.

The victory continues a red-hot streak for Madsen who has now won in each of his last three Outlaw starts after he swept last weekend's events at Wisconsin's Cedar Lake Speedway. Madsen is far from surprised by his team's most recent success.

"I've been saying it all year and I feel like we've been super under the radar," Madsen said. "We've had like 10 second (place finishes) and a few wins now. It's fast. I know the performance has been there all year, we just haven't caught the breaks to get the wins, which I feel like was a good thing because we just kept making the car better."

Sweet settled for a second-place finish, which felt like a victory for the Grass Valley, CA native after beginning the night with a seventh-place qualifying effort.

"We weren't that great tonight, to be honest," Sweet said. "We didn't qualify great, but we had a really good start in our heat and got up in there to give ourselves a chance. Then they drew the six (inversion pill) and that was a lottery pick. Sometimes you'll have nights like that where things go a little more your way then other night.

"We realize we have to get the NAPA Auto Parts car a little faster if we want to really have a shot at it Saturday night," Sweet continued. "We'll take a second tonight. Kerry's been awful fast and did a great job there. We're hungry to win and we're knocking on the door. We just need to get the car a little better and the driver needs to do a little better job."

Gravel was the night's overall fast qualifier with a lap of 12.847 seconds around the half-mile track, just 0.140 seconds off Craig Dollansky's 2002 track record of 12.707. Shaffer, Ian Madsen, Gravel and Brown won qualifying heats. Cole Duncan won the Last Chance Showdown while Trevor Baker won the C-Main. Brent Marks was the night's KSE Hard Charger after racing from the 24th starting position up to 12th, an impressive achievement on a very fast racetrack.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action at Eldora on Friday night with the Knight Before the Kings Royal. The event will be broadcast live on DIRTvision.com. For additional event information or to buy tickets, please click here.

Eldora Speedway Jokers Wild Notebook

Feature (30 Laps) - 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$5,500]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [3][$3,200]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5][$2,800]; 5. 5-David Gravel [4][$2,500]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [11][$2,300]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6][$2,200]; 8. 18-Ian Madsen [7][$2,100]; 9. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$2,050]; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman [8][$2,000]; 11. 41-Jason Johnson [12][$1,500]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [24][$1,200]; 13. 24-Rico Abreu [23][$1,100]; 14. 10H-Chad Kemenah [10][$1,050]; 15. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [17][$1,000]; 16. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [16][$900]; 17. 4-Paul McMahan [13][$800]; 18. W20-Greg Wilson [15][$800]; 19. 12N-Cole Duncan [21][$800]; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart [20][$800]; 21. 49D-Shawn Dancer [19][$800]; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs [22][$800]; 23. 17-Jac Haudenschild [14][$800]; 24. 99-Brady Bacon [18][$800]; Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+12]

Qualifying Flight-A - 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.862; 2. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.945; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.957; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.012; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.028; 6. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.038; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.061; 8. 12N-Cole Duncan, 13.073; 9. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.114; 10. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.156; 11. 4-Paul McMahan, 13.18; 12. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.214; 13. 55XM-Dale Blaney, 13.248; 14. O7-Ryan Smith, 13.254; 15. 2X-Parker Price-Miller, 13.266; 16. 21AU-Jordyn Brazier, 13.293; 17. 83-Rob Chaney, 13.314; 18. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.32; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.348; 20. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.348; 21. 17X-Josh Baughman, 13.373; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.399; 23. 7J-Joe Swanson, 13.631; 24. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.882

Qualifying Flight-B - 1. 5-David Gravel, 12.847; 2. 21-Brian Brown, 12.923; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.954; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.008; 5. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 13.013; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.017; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.036; 8. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.055; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.101; 10. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.103; 11. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.126; 12. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.155; 13. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.16; 14. 44-Trey Starks, 13.183; 15. 19-Brent Marks, 13.213; 16. 14-Christopher Bell, 13.238; 17. 3-Sammy Swindell, 13.434; 18. 11N-Craig Mintz, 13.435; 19. 3H-James McFadden, 13.542; 20. 23-D.J. Foos, 13.597; 21. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 13.605; 22. 97W-Mitch Wormall, 13.651; 23. 71M-Paul May, 13.749; 24. 27-Brad Lamberson, 13.798

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - Top 2 to Dash -1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 4-Paul McMahan [6]; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 7. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [8]; 8. 55XM-Dale Blaney [7]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [10]; 10. 17X-Josh Baughman [11]; 11. 83-Rob Chaney [9]; 12. 7J-Joe Swanson [12]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - Top 2 to Dash - 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 5. 49D-Shawn Dancer [5]; 6. 12N-Cole Duncan [4]; 7. O7-Ryan Smith [7]; 8. 19P-Paige Polyak [10]; 9. 21AU-Jordyn Brazier [8]; 10. 45-Trevor Baker [9]; 11. 22M-Dan McCarron [12]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [11]

Heat #3 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - Top 2 to Dash - 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 4. 17-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon [6]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [8]; 8. 3H-James McFadden [10]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [7]; 10. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [11]; 11. 71M-Paul May [12]; 12. 3-Sammy Swindell [9]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - Top 2 to Dash - 1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [4]; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [6]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 6. 14-Christopher Bell [8]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 8. 44-Trey Starks [7]; 9. 11N-Craig Mintz [9]; 10. 97W-Mitch Wormall [11]; 11. 23-D.J. Foos [10]; 12. 27-Brad Lamberson [12]

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps) - 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 4. 5-David Gravel [5]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [8]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer - 1. 45-Trevor Baker [1][-]; 2. 3H-James McFadden [2][-]; 3. 19P-Paige Polyak [5][$150]; 4. 23-D.J. Foos [4][$150]; 5. 17X-Josh Baughman [7][$150]; 6. 97W-Mitch Wormall [8][$125]; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron [13][$125]; 8. 27-Brad Lamberson [12][$125]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [3][$125]; 10. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [6][$125]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$125]; 12. 71M-Paul May [10][$125]; 13. 3-Sammy Swindell [14][$125]; 14. 7J-Joe Swanson [11][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer - 1. 12N-Cole Duncan [1][-]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [2][-]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [3][-]; 4. 19-Brent Marks [10][-]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [4][$300]; 6. 14-Christopher Bell [12][$250]; 7. O7-Ryan Smith [7][$225]; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [6][$200]; 9. 55XM-Dale Blaney [5][$200]; 10. 11N-Craig Mintz [14][$200]; 11. 44-Trey Starks [8][$200]; 12. 45-Trevor Baker [15][$200]; 13. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [9][$200]; 14. 21AU-Jordyn Brazier [11][$200]; 15. 83-Rob Chaney [13][$200]; 16. 3H-James McFadden [16][$200]

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Brady Bacon; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; JE Pistons ($50 cash): David Gravel; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Brent Marks; Super Flow ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Kraig Kinser, Daryn Pittman; Craftsman/Sears: Kerry Madsen; KSE Hard Charger: Brent Marks (+12); Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Brad Sweet; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jac Haudenschild.

SEASON WINNERS

Donny Schatz - 13 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, LoneStar Speedway on March 3, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 10, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 18, Missouri State Fair Speedway on May 5, 81 Speedway on May 6, Eldora Speedway May 13, Knoxville Raceway on June 10, Granite City on June 20, Dirt Oval at Route 66 on June 27, Dakota State Fair Speedway on July 1)
David Gravel - 10 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 17, Placerville Speedway on March 29, Perris Auto Speedway on April 1, Gator Motorplex on April 13, Plymouth Speedway on April 28, Lincoln Speedway on May 17, Williams Grove on May 19, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, River Cities Speedway on June 16, Attica Raceway Park on July 11)
Brad Sweet - 4 (Stockton Dirt Track on March 25, Devil’s Bowl on April 15, Jackson Motorplex on June 3, Knoxville Raceway on June 9)
Shane Stewart – 4 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 29, West Liberty Raceway on June 23, Beaver Dam Raceway on June 24)
Kerry Madsen – 4 (Jackson Motorplex on June 2, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 7, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 8, Eldora Speedway on July 13)
Logan Schuchart - 3 (Keller Auto Speedway on March 31, Eldora Speedway on May 12, Charlotte on May 26)
Jason Johnson - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17, Devil’s Bowl on April 14)
Brian Brown – 1 (Cocopah Speedway on April 7)
Rico Abreu – 1 (Arizona Speedway on April 8)
Parker Price-Miller – 1 (Tri-State Speedway on May 14)
Ian Madsen – 1 (Jackson Motorplex on June 1)
Kyle Larson – 1 (Eagle Raceway on June 13)
Kraig Kinser - 1 (Deer Creek Speedway on July 6)

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