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Zearfoss Scores First Career Series Win and First Posse Win of the Season

MECHANICSBURG, PA - July 21, 2017 - Jonestown, PA-native Brock Zearfoss scored his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series win during the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals opener, ringing in the first Posse win of the season in the ongoing Outlaws versus Pennsylvania Posse battle. David Gravel came in second after a strong battle for the lead with Lance Dewease, who ultimately went into the wall and flipped with nine laps to go. Defending Champion Donny Schatz completed the podium.

"How many times do you get to win an Outlaw race?" asked Zearfoss from Victory Lane. "This first time, I don't even know what to say. I'm sick to my stomach; I'm that excited. You know, this is just a dream come true."

Zearfoss's first Outlaws race behind the wheel of Aaron Long's No. 58 car last May didn't go quite so well. He didn't make the Feature.

"We debuted this deal at the first Outlaw race, and we weren't good at all. To go from not making the show to standing on the front stretch of an Outlaw show, that's just saying something about these guys."

The Feature started with Lance Dewease on the pole after a full-field Craftsman Club Dash inversion (eight) worked in his favor. Last year's champion, Daryn Pittman, started beside him and managed to steal the lead in lap one, but Dewease would take it back and go on to lead the next 15 laps.

Meanwhile, behind him Zearfoss battled his way past Schatz and Pittman to second with Gravel on his tail.

While spectators' attentions were focused keenly on the five-car battle in front, Danny Dietrich and Sheldon Haudenschild got into each other entering lap 17 outside turn one, forcing a restart that would allow Gravel to charge past Zearfoss on the frontstretch before throwing a slider at Dewease. Trying to hold off Gravel, the leader jumped the cushion, fumbled, and flipped several times inside turn two.

To the tune of an outraged crowd, a double-file restart was called according to Series rules when the caution is not a result of contact between cars. Despite video replays showing no contact between the GoMuddy.com No. 5 and the Schanauer Plumbing No. 69K, Posse supporters expressed their discontent and disbelief.

"I know I never touched him," argued Gravel. "Lance probably had a pretty tight race car and flipped over in the curb. I honestly didn't want to slide him. I checked up. I thought, he doesn't get back around me, but he obviously got stumbled up in the curb. That's what happened, and then I had to work really hard to get back to second. I feel like we had the best car but finished second."

Zearfoss and Gravel were to lead the field, but officials called a jump start on Gravel after Zearfoss stumbled and slowed, sending Gravel back a row and putting Schatz beside Zearfoss for another restart.

"This motor was stumbling all night," said Zearfoss. "I got it to go a couple of times, but obviously that one time David [Gravel] actually didn't jump me, but it just didn't go. I kind of got lucky there. Got it to go for Schatz and didn't want to see another caution because I wasn't sure if I could do it again. Luckily I got a good jump on him on that last restart and held him off. Tell you what, I was either going out of the park or I was winning this bitch."

And win he did, with Gravel battling his way back to second after a few exchanged with Schatz.

"Brock Zearfoss is a good friend of mine, and I'm happy he won his first Outlaw show," said Gravel. "We'll take second tonight. Me and Donny [Schatz] raced really really hard there. Just good hard racing."

The Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals continue tomorrow at Williams Grove Speedway before the Series heads for Ransomville, NY for The Big "R" Outlaw Shootout on Sunday.

Williams Grove Speedway Results

Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 58-Brock Zearfoss [4][$8,000]; 2. 5-David Gravel [5][$4,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$2,500]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$2,200]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [2][$2,100]; 6. 21-Brian Montieth [20][$2,000]; 7. 25-Aaron Ott [9][$1,800]; 8. 11-T.J. Stutts [10][$1,600]; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer [23][$1,500]; 10. 27-Greg Hodnett [16][$1,300]; 11. 24-Lucas Wolfe [11][$1,200]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [14][$1,100]; 13. 44-Trey Starks [6][$1,000]; 14. 17-Jac Haudenschild [24][$700]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [17][$600]; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart [22][$600]; 17. 39M-Anthony Macri [18][$600]; 18. 4-Paul McMahan [15][$600]; 19. 41-Jason Johnson [27][$]; 20. 3H-James McFadden [21][$600]; 21. 69K-Lance Dewease [1][$600]; 22. 48-Danny Dietrich [12][$600]; 23. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [13][$600]; 24. 1-Dale Blaney [8][$600]; 25. 1A-Jacob Allen [19][$600]; 26. 2-Shane Stewart [25][$]; 27. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [26][$]; Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1, Lance Dewease 2-16, Brock Zearfoss 17-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 21-Brian Montieth[+14]

Qualifying Flight-A - 1. 58-Brock Zearfoss, 16.716; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.749; 3. 1-Dale Blaney, 16.752; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.813; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.839; 6. 4-Paul McMahan, 16.881; 7. 25-Aaron Ott, 16.908; 8. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.91; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.953; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.974; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 17.028; 12. 3H-James McFadden, 17.046; 13. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 17.055; 14. 16-Matt Campbell, 17.057; 15. 87-Alan Krimes, 17.111; 16. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 17.189; 17. 41-Jason Johnson, 17.194; 18. 1X-Tim Wagaman, 17.2; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.209; 20. 12W-Troy Fraker, 18.395

Qualifying Flight-B - 1. 5-David Gravel, 16.623; 2. 44-Trey Starks, 16.84; 3. 11-T.J. Stutts, 16.846; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.848; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.906; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.913; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.926; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 17.001; 9. 7S-Jason Sides, 17.011; 10. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.024; 11. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.045; 12. 21-Brian Montieth, 17.053; 13. 44W-Rodney Westhafer, 17.12; 14. 35-Tyler Walker, 17.13; 15. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.233; 16. 39-Cory Haas, 17.307; 17. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.39; 18. 19-Brent Marks, 17.408; 19. 13-Clyde Knipp, 17.682

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 1-Dale Blaney [2]; 2. 58-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 3. 25-Aaron Ott [4]; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [5]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 6. 17-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson [9]; 8. 87-Alan Krimes [8]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [10]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 4. 4-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 6. 16-Matt Campbell [7]; 7. 1X-Tim Wagaman [9]; 8. 3H-James McFadden [6]; 9. 12W-Troy Fraker [10]; 10. 88-Brandon Rahmer [8]

Heat #3 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 3. 11-T.J. Stutts [2]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [3]; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer [6]; 7. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [9]; 8. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [7]; 9. 75-Nicole Bower [8]; 10. 13-Clyde Knipp [10]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 44-Trey Starks [1]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [2]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 5. 21-Brian Montieth [6]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [9]; 8. 35-Tyler Walker [7]; 9. 39-Cory Haas [8]

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps) -
1. 69K-Lance Dewease [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 58-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 5. 5-David Gravel [7]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [5]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 8. 1-Dale Blaney [8]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer - 1. 3H-James McFadden [3][-]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1][-]; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer [4][-]; 4. 17-Jac Haudenschild [5][-]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [11][$300]; 6. 16-Matt Campbell [7][$250]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [16][$225]; 8. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [6][$200]; 9. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [14][$200]; 10. 87-Alan Krimes [9][$200]; 11. 39-Cory Haas [12][$200]; 12. 1X-Tim Wagaman [13][$200]; 13. 75-Nicole Bower [10][$200]; 14. 12W-Troy Fraker [17][$200]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [15][$200]; 16. 13-Clyde Knipp [18][$200]; 17. 2-Shane Stewart [2][$200]; 18. 35-Tyler Walker [8][$200]; 19. 88-Brandon Rahmer [19][$200]

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Jacob Allen; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): David Gravel; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): TJ Stutts; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Lucas Wolfe; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Lucas Wolfe; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Lucas Wolfe; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jac Haudenschild; Craftsman Club ($100 cash): Daryn Pittman, David Gravel, Brad Sweet; Sears ($100): Lance Dewease; KSE Hard Charger: Brian Montieth; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): David Gravel; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Sheldon Haudenschild.

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 - 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)
Brock Zearfoss - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on July 21)

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Schatz Scores Fifth Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Win; Haundenschild Flips after Leading First 35 Laps

SARVER, PA - July 18, 2017 - Eight-time Series Champion and current points leader Donny Schatz scored his fifth Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup win at Lernerville Speedway after a heated battle with Sheldon Haudenschild left the Rookie of the Year contender flipping off the wall on the front stretch outside turn four.

"It's been a good week," said Schatz, fresh off his Kings Royal win at Eldora Speedway just last Saturday. "This race team is incredible, what they do. When they get the race car good, you get in that zone, and they fine tune things and just keep making strides and making it better. It's good to have that feeling for sure."

Haudenschild dominated the first 35 laps of the 40-lap Feature, jumping to the lead right from the start and leaving pole sitter Daryn Pittman between he and Schatz as he continued to lengthen the distance between them.

Meanwhile, Schatz had a rocky start as his front tires lurched up on the front stretch outside turn four in lap three, and he went over the cushion outside turn one in lap nine, causing him to fall back to sixth. But the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver regained some ground before an engine failure on the Shark Racing No. 1s of Logan Schuchart forced a restart in lap 15; and by lap 22, Schatz had his No. 15 Arctic Cat machine back in third again.

Two laps later, Schatz passed Pittman, but Haudenschild was driving hard and still had a good three-second lead on him.

It took the veteran driver another eight laps to gain enough ground to start pushing on the rookie, but on lap 33 the exchanges began. Schatz passed Haudenschild. Haudenschild took it back. Schatz did it again, and again Haudenschild took it back.

A beautiful battle transpired until another caution - this time Brent Marks spinning outside turn four - forced another restart.

With $25,000 on the line, the Feature continued with a single-file restart, Haudenschild at the helm. He did what he had to do and shot out to a strong lead again, but hit the cushion so hard in turn four, he simply ran out of cushion. The No. 93 hit the wall and flipped several times down the front stretch.

"[The cushion] was getting pretty thin," said Schatz from Victory Lane. "In case anyone didn't notice there were crashes. That's why we had that [caution] before [Sheldon] did it. There was two cars sitting there, and the cushion was kind of rolled up over the edge of the track. It just kept getting slower and slower. When it starts slowing down... I guess old age is making me slow down a bit too."

All was quiet when the Open Red was called. But when the Wild Child's child finally got out of his car unharmed, the crowd erupted in applause. And Schatz went on to take the checkers unchallenged, with Pittman and David Gravel rounding out the podium.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series takes on the Pennsylvania Posse at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 21-22 for the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals before heading to Ransomville Speedway for The Big "R" Outlaw Shootout on Sunday, July 23.

RESULTS FROM LERNERVILLE SPEEDWAY

Feature (40 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$25,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1][$7,000]; 3. 5-David Gravel [5][$5,000]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4][$4,000]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8][$3,000]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [11][$2,900]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7][$2,800]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [18][$2,700]; 9. 13D-Danny Dietrich [16][$2,600]; 10. 17X-Carson Macedo [6][$2,500]; 11. 2-Shane Stewart [15][$2,400]; 12. 4-Paul McMahan [20][$2,300]; 13. 1-Dale Blaney [9][$2,200]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [10][$2,100]; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler [17][$2,000]; 16. 17-Jac Haudenschild [14][$1,500]; 17. 98-Carl Bowser [19][$1,300]; 18. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$1,200]; 19. 2M-Kerry Madsen [12][$1,200]; 20. 19-Brent Marks [24][$1,200]; 21. 3H-James McFadden [21][$1,200]; 22. 2AJ-A.J. Flick [25][$]; 23. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13][$1,200]; 24. 24-Lucas Wolfe [23][$1,200]; 25. 7K-Dan Shetler [26][$]; 26. 1A-Jacob Allen [22][$1,200]; Lap Leaders: Sheldon Haudenschild 1-35, Donny Schatz 36-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 41-Jason Johnson[+10]

Qualifying Flight-A - 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.899; 2. 17X-Carson Macedo, 12.946; 3. 5-David Gravel, 12.949; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.983; 5. 1-Dale Blaney, 12.985; 6. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.008; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.016; 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.077; 9. 19-Brent Marks, 13.116; 10. 5K-Adam Kekich, 13.173; 11. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.188; 12. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.222; 13. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.235; 14. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.332; 15. 7K-Dan Shetler, 13.449; 16. 2AJ-A.J. Flick, 13.499; 17. 42-Sye Lynch, 13.725; 18. 76-David Jones, 13.97; 19. 91-Sadie Siegel, 15.367; 20. 4K-William Kiley, 15.645

Qualifying Flight-B - 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.923; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.934; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.95; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.991; 5. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.001; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.029; 7. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 13.046; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.062; 9. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.146; 10. 4-Paul McMahan, 13.157; 11. 3H-James McFadden, 13.274; 12. 13D-Danny Dietrich, 13.291; 13. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 13.309; 14. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.403; 15. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 13.535; 16. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.733; 17. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.743; 18. 23-Darren Pifer, 14.056; 19. O8-Dan Kuriger, NT

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 5-David Gravel [2]; 3. 1-Dale Blaney [3]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 6. 99-Brady Bacon [6]; 7. 7K-Dan Shetler [8]; 8. 91-Sadie Siegel [10]; 9. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 10. 42-Sye Lynch [9]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 2. 17X-Carson Macedo [1]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 5. 98-Carl Bowser [6]; 6. 13-Clyde Knipp [7]; 7. 2AJ-A.J. Flick [8]; 8. 5K-Adam Kekich [5]; 9. 4K-William Kiley [10]; 10. 76-David Jones [9]

Heat #3 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 4. 17-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [3]; 6. 3H-James McFadden [6]; 7. D4-Danny Holtgraver [8]; 8. 24-Lucas Wolfe [7]; 9. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 10. O8-Dan Kuriger [10]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 13D-Danny Dietrich [6]; 5. 4-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [7]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 9. 23-Darren Pifer [9]

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 5. 5-David Gravel [5]; 6. 17X-Carson Macedo [7]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer - 1. 2AJ-A.J. Flick [1][]; 2. 40-George Hobaugh [4][]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [2][$150]; 4. 23-Darren Pifer [6][$150]; 5. 76-David Jones [3][$150]; 6. 91-Sadie Siegel [5][$125]; 7. 4K-William Kiley [7][$125]; 8. 42-Sye Lynch [9][$125]; 9. O8-Dan Kuriger [8][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer - 1. 3H-James McFadden [4][]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2][]; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe [6][]; 4. 19-Brent Marks [1][]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [8][$500]; 6. 99-Brady Bacon [5][$400]; 7. D4-Danny Holtgraver [10][$350]; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [7][$300]; 9. 5K-Adam Kekich [3][$275]; 10. 7K-Dan Shetler [9][$250]; 11. 40-George Hobaugh [12][$200]; 12. 2AJ-A.J. Flick [11][$200]

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Lucas Wolfe; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Craftsman Club ($100 cash): Daryn Pittman, Sheldon Haudenschild, David Gravel, Kraig Kinser; Sears ($100): Tim Shaffer; KSE Hard Charger: Jason Johnson; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jac Haudenschild; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): James McFadden.

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 - 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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Deja Vu?
Madsen Sweeps the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown; Sweet and Schatz Round out Podium

NEW RICHMOND, WI - July 8, 2017 - In what looked a bit like a repeat of the night before, Kerry "The Madman" Madsen took the checkers on night two of the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at Cedar Lake Speedway with Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz behind him.

"I just enjoy racing with the World of Outlaws so much," said Madsen from Victory Lane. "I mean, you just have to be on point all the way."

Certainly the Kasey Kahne Racing driver and the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver never let up. They came prepared to do battle with the Big Game Motorsports 2M after the previous night's finish.

"Last night I took a swing but then gave him the room," said Sweet. "And tonight I thought, 'Well, I'm going to try a little bit harder.'"

In fact, everything was a little harder for Madsen the second time around. Jason Johnson started on the pole and maintained his lead for the first 11 laps of the race while Schatz took Madsen on from third, passing him seven laps in, only to lose his advantage in the following lap, just as Sweet started pressing on him.

With Sweet and Schatz battling it out for third, Madsen focused his attention on the Priority Aviation No. 41, passing him with 29 laps to go. Five laps later, after Johnson slowed off the bottom of turn two, Sweet charged past Schatz and continued onward past Johnson to resume the battle with Madsen from the night before.

Schatz followed suit, and by lap 20, halfway into the race, the top four positions were set, with David Gravel holding the rear. Though Madsen had a strong lead, a caution on Jac Haudenschild (who lost a wheel) gave the drivers a final opportunity to steal the lead.

"Brad [Sweet] had a hell of a run, and he put a big move on in one and two," said Madsen. "Fortunately, in that corner I had enough time to turn back down and try to tuck right in down the backstretch and repay the favor in three and four. Then I was just trying to mix it up and run a different line here or there to keep him guessing. I feel like I didn't have much ties there at the end. There was a lot of wheel spin going on, but with two to go you're just foot to the floor, and you're like, 'I'm not losing this now.' So that was a great run.

"I got up in front of him," said Sweet, "but he turned down. And then he did what he had to do those last few laps. You know, he kind of played defense. We were trying to search to get the run on him, but his car was good all weekend.

Sweet, who is second in points standings behind Donny Schatz (-80) has more top-10 finishes than him so far this season, and almost as many top-fives, but he's nine wins behind him and hasn't taken the checkers since exactly one month ago, at Knoxville Raceway. .

"My guys keep giving me great race cars," said the No. 49 Napa Auto Parts driver. "We just have to figure out how to win some of these. They come down to the last five laps like that, and we're just a hair off. If we can just find it, we'll get some more of these wins. I know I keep saying that every night, but it's the truth. As long as we're up here on the podium we're happy though."

Schatz had less to say from Victory Lane, but expressed a similar sentiment. "When you can't win you gotta do the best you can . . . That's why they call it racing, so we'll learn from our mistakes and move on."

Behind Gravel at the finish was Jason Sides rounding out the top five. While Sides started in 16, his fifth place finish is even more impressive given the fact that he was pushed to the back (24) on a reset after a collision before completing the first lap of the race. Sadly, his 19-position charge only counted as 11, and the KSE Hard Charger Award went to Bill Balog for another impressive charge - from 24 to 10.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series takes on Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 11 for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic before heading to Eldora Speedway for the Kings Royal, July 13-15.

RESULTS FROM CEDAR LAKE SPEEDWAY, NIGHT TWO

Feature (40 Laps) - 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$5,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$3,000]; 4. 5-David Gravel [10][$2,700]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [16][$2,500]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [1][$2,200]; 7. 3-Tim Kaeding [9][$2,000]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$1,800]; 9. 2-Shane Stewart [7][$1,600]; 10. 17B-Bill Balog [24][$1,450]; 11. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [6][$1,300]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21][$1,200]; 13. 21-Brian Brown [18][$1,100]; 14. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [11][$1,000]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [22][$950]; 16. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [8][$900]; 17. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [17][$850]; 18. 4-Paul McMahan [14][$750]; 19. 9-Daryn Pittman [3][$725]; 20. 84-Scott Bogucki [20][$700]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [12][$700]; 22. 26-Tayler Malsam [19][$700]; 23. 17-Jac Haudenschild [15][$700]; 24. 19-Brent Marks [23][$700]; Lap Leaders: Jason Johnson 1-11, Kerry Madsen 12-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17B-Bill Balog[+14]

Qualifying - 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.116; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.207; 3. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier, 12.269; 4. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.326; 5. 2X-Parker Price-Miller, 12.35; 6. 19-Brent Marks, 12.355; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.403; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.508; 9. 3-Tim Kaeding, 12.517; 10. 5-David Gravel, 12.56; 11. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.586; 12. 84-Scott Bogucki, 12.597; 13. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 12.61; 14. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.65; 15. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 12.688; 16. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.688; 17. 23W-Scott Winters, 12.732; 18. 4-Paul McMahan, 12.755; 19. 13-Clyde Knipp, 12.755; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.764; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.77; 22. 21-Brian Brown, 12.797; 23. 82-Craig Dollansky, 12.84; 24. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.842; 25. 19P-Paige Polyak, 12.872; 26. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.874; 27. 26-Tayler Malsam, 13.183; 28. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.298; 29. 23-Russel Borland, 13.305; 30. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.368; 31. 9Z-Jared Goerges, 13.393; 32. 85-Jason Tostenson, 13.4; 33. 19L-Todd King, 13.803

Heat #1 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 3. 3-Tim Kaeding [3]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 5. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [4]; 6. 23W-Scott Winters [5]; 7. 19P-Paige Polyak [7]; 8. 19L-Todd King [9]; 9. 23-Russel Borland [8]

Heat #2 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 3. 5-David Gravel [3]; 4. 4-Paul McMahan [5]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [6]; 6. 17B-Bill Balog [7]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [2]

Heat #3 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [1]; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 4. 17-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 5. 26-Tayler Malsam [7]; 6. 9Z-Jared Goerges [8]; 7. 82-Craig Dollansky [6]; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [5]

Heat #4 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [4]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 5. 84-Scott Bogucki [3]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [6]; 8. 85-Jason Tostenson [8]

Craftsman Club Dash (8 Laps) - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [8]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [7]; 6. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [2]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 8. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [4]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][-]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [10][-]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [1][-]; 4. 17B-Bill Balog [8][-]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [6][$300]; 6. 19P-Paige Polyak [7][$250]; 7. 13-Clyde Knipp [3][$225]; 8. 82-Craig Dollansky [5][$200]; 9. 85-Jason Tostenson [12][$200]; 10. 9Z-Jared Goerges [11][$200]; 11. 23W-Scott Winters [2][$200]; 12. 19L-Todd King [13][$200]; 13. 23-Russel Borland [9][$200]

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Brent Marks; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; JE Pistons ($50 cash) Jason Sides; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Super Flow ($50 cash): Sheldon Haudenschild; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Jason Johnson, Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, Shane Stewart; Craftsman/Sears: Kerry Madsen; KSE Hard Charger: Bill Balog; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Brad Sweet; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Parker Price-Miller; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jacob Allen.

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 - 9 (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)
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)
Logan Schuchart - 3 (Keller Auto Speedway on March 31, Eldora Speedway on May 12, Charlotte on May 26)
Kerry Madsen – 3 (Jackson Motorplex on June 2, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 7 and 8)
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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Madman Madsen Makes a Madcap Run at Cedar Lake Speedway

NEW RICHMOND, WI - July 7, 2017 - Night One of the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at Cedar Lake Speedway went to former Outlaw and current Australian Sprintcar champion, Kerry "The Madman" Madsen, who swept all but the Craftsman Club Dash and led 38 laps of the 40-lap Feature behind the wheel of the Big Game Motorsports 2M. Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz followed him through the checkers after a heated battle with several exchanges.

While Madsen set Quicktime during Qualifying and won his Heat race, It was Jac "The Wild Child" Haudenschild who won the Craftsman Club Dash on his return to the Stenhouse Jr./Wood Racing No. 17 machine after a three-race medical absence resulting from an injury at Beaver Dam Raceway. It was starting to look like "Jac is Back" would be the headline for the night, but Haudenschild lost steam all the way through the Feature, coming in at 13 after getting lapped by Madsen in the final two laps.

Meanwhile, Greg Wilson was playing the same game in reverse. Having started in 15, Wilson charged his W20 to tenth in the first five laps, battled with Ian Madsen for the next 14 laps, charged to fifth on a restart, and got past David Gravel with seven laps to go to come in fourth right on Schatz's tail.

Having started the Feature in second behind the Wild Child, and having won his share of races at the high-banked 3/8-mile oval, the eighth-time defending champion surprised the crowd with his third-place finish.

The Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver suffered a bit of a mishap on his first lap around as he scraped his right rear tire along the wall of the backstretch after getting into K. Madsen, causing a flurry of sparks as Madsen passed him. And Sweet came at him from fifth, passing him just a couple laps later in the first of numerous exchanges between the the the two No. 15 Arctic Cat and the No. 49 Napa Auto Parts machines.

Meanwhile, Madsen was strengthening his lead and looked nearly unbeatable until Jason Johnson went into the wall outside of turn two, taking the No. 41 out of the race and forcing a restart with 19 laps to go.

Despite the threat created by the restart, Madsen charged forward instantly and re-gained his lead. From the looks of it, he was just too fast and too aggressive to beat.

Nine laps and a solid lead later, Madsen had a minor fumble coming out of a turn, and again after passing Sheldon Haudenschild in lap traffic, and with seven laps to go Sweet had finally caught up to him.

Five laps to go and the Kasey Kahne Racing driver was all over Madsen, looking like he might actually win. During the next lap, Sweet managed to steal the lead, but Madsen immediately reclaimed it. With only two laps left, when Madsen finally lapped the Wild Child, Sweet was caught behind Haudenschild and Paul McMahan, and that was that. Madsen crossed the checkers.

The FVP Platinum Battery Showdown continues tomorrow night and will also be streamed LIVE on DIRTVision.com

Feature (40 Laps) - 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$5,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$3,000]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [15][$2,700]; 5. 5-David Gravel [4][$2,500]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [7][$2,200]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [6][$2,000]; 8. 3-Tim Kaeding [17][$1,800]; 9. 21-Brian Brown [13][$1,600]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11][$1,450]; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman [14][$1,300]; 12. 4-Paul McMahan [12][$1,200]; 13. 17-Jac Haudenschild [1][$1,100]; 14. 2-Shane Stewart [10][$1,000]; 15. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [9][$950]; 16. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [16][$900]; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart [19][$850]; 18. 19-Brent Marks [23][$750]; 19. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [18][$725]; 20. 19L-Todd King [24][$700]; 21. 41-Jason Johnson [8][$700]; 22. 55-Brooke Tatnell [20][$700]; 23. 19P-Paige Polyak [22][$700]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [21][$700]; Lap Leaders: Jac Haudenschild 1, Kerry Madsen 2-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: W20-Greg Wilson[+11]

Qualifying - 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.543; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.643; 3. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.686; 4. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.734; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.737; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.765; 7. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 11.765; 8. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.795; 9. 5-David Gravel, 11.802; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.912; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.965; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.967; 13. 19P-Paige Polyak, 11.979; 14. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.992; 15. 19-Brent Marks, 12.001; 16. 4-Paul McMahan, 12.021; 17. 3-Tim Kaeding, 12.031; 18. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.044; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.071; 20. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 12.072; 21. 21-Brian Brown, 12.15; 22. 84-Scott Bogucki, 12.196; 23. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.235; 24. 7W-Tasker Phillips, 12.312; 25. 13-Clyde Knipp, 12.344; 26. 2X-Parker Price-Miller, 12.353; 27. 82-Craig Dollansky, 12.393; 28. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 12.423; 29. 19L-Todd King, 12.589; 30. 85-Jason Tostenson, 12.592; 31. 56N-David Heskin, 12.781; 32. 9Z-Jared Goerges, 12.951; 33. 91A-Reed Allex, 13.912

Heat #1 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 5-David Gravel [3]; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [6]; 5. 3-Tim Kaeding [5]; 6. 19P-Paige Polyak [4]; 7. 13-Clyde Knipp [7]; 8. 19L-Todd King [8]; 9. 91A-Reed Allex [9]

Heat #2 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [5]; 6. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [7]; 7. 85-Jason Tostenson [8]; 8. 84-Scott Bogucki [6]

Heat #3 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 17-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [4]; 7. 56N-David Heskin [8]; 8. 82-Craig Dollansky [7]

Heat #4 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 3. 4-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [5]; 5. 55-Brooke Tatnell [7]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 7. 7W-Tasker Phillips [6]; 8. 9Z-Jared Goerges [8]

Craftsman Club Dash (8 Laps) - 1. 17-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 5-David Gravel [5]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [8]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [7]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer - 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][-]; 2. 19P-Paige Polyak [2][-]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [3][-]; 4. 19L-Todd King [9][-]; 5. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [7][$300]; 6. 9Z-Jared Goerges [12][$250]; 7. 56N-David Heskin [11][$225]; 8. 85-Jason Tostenson [10][$200]; 9. 91A-Reed Allex [13][$200]; 10. 13-Clyde Knipp [6][$200]; 11. 84-Scott Bogucki [4][$200]; 12. 7W-Tasker Phillips [5][$200]; 13. 82-Craig Dollansky [8][$200]

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Jacob Allen; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; JE Pistons ($50 cash) Jason Sides; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Tim Kaeding; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Super Flow ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Jac Haudenschild, Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Jason Sides, Jason Johnson; Craftsman/Sears: Kerry Madsen; KSE Hard Charger: Greg Wilson; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Brad Sweet; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Paul Nienhiser; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Johnson.

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 - 9 (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)
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)
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)
Kerry Madsen – 1 (Jackson Motorplex on June 2)
Kyle Larson – 1 (Eagle Raceway on June 13)
Kraig Kinser - 1 (Deer Creek Speedway on July 6)

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Schatz Scores Win 12 on Return to The Dirt Oval, Where He Won 12 Years Ago

JOLIET, IL — June 27, 2017 — Eight-time champion and current points leader Donny Schatz took the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No. 15 Arctic Cat machine through the checkers to win the FVP Outlaw Clay Classic at The Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway, stealing the lead from Kraig Kinser with only five laps to go. Although Kinser saw his best race of the season to date, Schatz rode him hard, and he ultimately landed in eighth with Kasey Kahne Racing teammates Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman following Schatz through the checkers.

"Kraig [Kinser] was really good at the start," said Schatz from Victory Lane. "He took off there on the bottom. I didn't quite know if the bottom or the top, the middle, what was going to happen. I just had to give a little time for the race car to come in and the tires to get warm. You kind of had to be all over really. It was a guessing game there for a while, and then we had to restart. Being on the outside I kind of felt like I was hung out to dry a little bit, and Brad [Sweet] got by. Obviously they were really good. I think he started a ways back."

Sweet, who walked away with the KSE Hard Charger Award, started in 13 and worked his way into second. A restart with 13 laps to go saw a three-wide battle for the lead between Kinser, Schatz and Sweet, in which Kinser prevailed, holding the lead for eight more laps, while Sweet and Schatz continued the battle for second with exchanges.

Throughout the race, another tough battle was playing out behind the leaders between Pittman and David Gravel, ending in Pittman's favor after several exchanges.

Pittman, who set Quick Time at 13.637 second, was the only one in Victory Lane who even ran the Craftsman Club Dash, which was led by Jason Sides and Paul McMahan.

Starting on the pole after winning the Dash, Sides led the first four laps of the Feature as Kinser charged up from midfield in position 11 in some of his finest racing this season.

By Lap 5, Kinser was leading, with Sides and Brian Brown behind him as Schatz and Sweet followed suit, diligently taking on car after car, working their way up, and McMahan was losing ground.

Overall, it an exciting return to the half-mile oval, which last saw true oval-track racing twelve years ago. And while the racing was certainly better this time around, one thing remained the same: the champion. Schatz won at the track on July 8, 2005 during the Series' last visit. Twelve years later, he scored win number 12 of the season.

The FVP Outlaw Clay Classic continues tomorrow with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series, while the Sprint Car Series heads for Spring Valley, MN for the Clash at the Creek at Deer Creek Speedway.

THE DIRT OVAL AT ROUTE 66 RACEWAY RESULTS:

Feature (30 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [8][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [13][$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4][$3,200]; 4. 5-David Gravel [6][$2,800]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [1][$2,500]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [9][$2,300]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [17][$2,200]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11][$2,100]; 9. 41-Jason Johnson [10][$2,050]; 10. 99-Brady Bacon [5][$2,000]; 11. 19-Brent Marks [18][$1,500]; 12. 18-Ian Madsen [15][$1,200]; 13. 3-Tim Kaeding [20][$1,100]; 14. 17B-Bill Balog [7][$1,050]; 15. 24-Terry McCarl [16][$1,000]; 16. 59H-Justin Henderson [12][$900]; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen [21][$800]; 18. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [23][$800]; 19. 10V-Matt Vandervere [22][$800]; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart [19][$800]; 21. 21-Brian Brown [3][$800]; 22. 4-Paul McMahan [2][$800]; 23. 17A-Austin McCarl [24][$800]; 24. 1M-Danny Lasoski [14][$800]; Lap Leaders: Jason Sides 1-4, Kraig Kinser 5-25, Donny Schatz 26-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+11]

Qualifying - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.637; 2. 5-David Gravel, 13.722; 3. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.726; 4. 4-Paul McMahan, 13.782; 5. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.782; 6. 59H-Justin Henderson, 13.819; 7. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.875; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.887; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.93; 10. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.958; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.007; 12. 21-Brian Brown, 14.012; 13. 24-Terry McCarl, 14.076; 14. 1M-Danny Lasoski, 14.113; 15. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.122; 16. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.141; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.166; 18. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.225; 19. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.278; 20. 10V-Matt Vandervere, 14.441; 21. 71-Max McGhee, 14.448; 22. 64-Scott Thiel, 14.466; 23. 17A-Austin McCarl, 14.467; 24. 19-Brent Marks, 14.524; 25. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.544; 26. 3-Tim Kaeding, 14.588; 27. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 14.65; 28. 51B-Joe B, 14.713; 29. 13-Clyde Knipp, 14.747; 30. 23-Russel Borland, 14.758; 31. 7J-Joe Swanson, NT

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer - 1. 4-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog [4]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [3]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [7]; 6. 24-Terry McCarl [5]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9]; 8. 64-Scott Thiel [8]; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 10. 51B-Joe B [10]; 11. 7J-Joe Swanson [11]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer - 1. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 2. 5-David Gravel [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 5. 1M-Danny Lasoski [5]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 7. 17A-Austin McCarl [8]; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [10]; 9. 10V-Matt Vandervere [7]; 10. 3-Tim Kaeding [9]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer -1. 99-Brady Bacon [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 4. 59H-Justin Henderson [2]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [6]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [8]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 8. 23-Russel Borland [10]; 9. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [9]; 10. 71-Max McGhee [7]

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps) - 1. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 2. 4-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [6]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon [3]; 6. 5-David Gravel [5]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7][-]; 2. 3-Tim Kaeding [8][-]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][-]; 4. 10V-Matt Vandervere [3][-]; 5. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [9][-]; 6. 17A-Austin McCarl [6][-]; 7. 13-Clyde Knipp [11][$300]; 8. 64-Scott Thiel [5][$250]; 9. 51B-Joe B [10][$225]; 10. 23-Russel Borland [12][$200]; 11. 71-Max McGhee [4][$200]; 12. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$200]; 13. 7J-Joe Swanson [13][$200]

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Austin McCarl; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Jason Sides; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Brady Bacon; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Brent Marks; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Tim Kaeding; Super Flow ($50 cash): Terry McCarl; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Jason Sides, Paul McMahan, Daryn Pittman, David Gravel; Craftsman/Sears: Brian Brown; KSE Hard Charger: Brad Sweet; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Justin Henderson; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Paul McMahan.

SEASON WINNERS

Donny Schatz - 12 (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, The Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway on June 27)
David Gravel - 9 (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)
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)
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)
Kerry Madsen – 1 (Jackson Motorplex on June 2)
Kyle Larson – 1 (Eagle Raceway on June 13)

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Caution: Stewart Is on a Streak

BEAVER DAM, WI - June 24, 2017 - In a night full of cautions and chaos, and even a bit of rain after Time Trials, Larson Marks Racing driver Shane Stewart secured a weekend sweep as he took the checkers for the second night in a row, this time at the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers at Beaver Dam Raceway.

Greg Wilson, who led the race for 24 laps, came in just short of the podium as Kerry Madsen charged from the back to come in second with Jason Johnson behind him.

"That was a crazy long race," said Stewart from Victory Lane as the racing wrapped up near 1:00AM.

It was a night full of hardship at the high-banked third-mile. A bit of rain after Time Trials delayed the racing and made for a challenging surface. A number of cautions during the second Heat had the crowd on the edge of their seats and set the tone for the 40-lap Feature. "They're picking them off one by one," said a fan in the backstretch grandstand. "There's too much grip. It's going to be the last man standing."

Greg Wilson came in second in that Heat, in which only four drivers managed to complete all 10 laps, so he was looking at the last row of the Craftsman Club® Dash. A full Dash inversion, with a draw of eight, however, moved him to the front, just outside of Donny Schatz, which is just where he started the Feature. Wilson wasn't about to let that get away from him. He charged out ahead of Schatz in Lap 1.

Schatz got a second chance, just as Stewart got at West Liberty Raceway the night before, but he came out less than victorious.

A caution in Lap 1 forced a restart, and set the field back to its original position. Jac Haudenschild bit the wall in Turn 2 with the Stenhouse Jr./Wood Racing No. 17 and was out of the race.

Wilson took the lead again on the restart, and Stewart passed Schatz for second in Lap 6, starting a battle between them. Unfortunately, the battle resulted in contact between the two drivers that sent the Arctic Cat No. 15 flying into the air before taking several flips on the backstretch with 33 laps to go. Although the Series champ came out unharmed, he was done for the night.

"I've got to say sorry to Donny," said Stewart from Victory Lane. "I didn't mean to get into him. I got backed up there a little bit, and I didn't see him go last minute. He's definitely the last person that you'd ever want to wreck."

Sheldon Haudenschild was the next driver to taste the wall. More and more cautions followed, and while Wilson and Stewart battled it out up front, Kerry Madsen and Jason Johnson made themselves busy, climbing lap after lap and taking advantage of every restart.

Madsen had some challenges earlier in the night. He had a strong lead in his Heat when he spun into the wall between Turns 3 and 4, losing a wheel and limping off into the work area while his car was towed. But he refused to be defeated. He went on to win the Last Chance Showdown and make the Feature, where he started in the 21 spot. Yes, 21. And with only two laps to go, there he was, passing Wilson for second.

For Stewart it was a different kind of second: his second win in just two nights, and his second race with new crew chief Lee Stauffer. Asked what Stauffer has brought to the team, Stewart replied, "Confidence. We just lacked a little bit of that. He has a lot of self confidence, and so has brought a lot to the team. He's a good leader."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series meets up with the Late Model Series next at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, IL for the FVP Outlaw Clay Classic on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 27 and 28. Tickets are still available online.

BEAVER DAM RACEWAY RESULTS:

Feature (40 Laps) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [4][$10,000]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [21][$5,500]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [9][$3,200]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [2][$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$2,500]; 6. 17B-Bill Balog [16][$2,300]; 7. 3-Tim Kaeding [17][$2,200]; 8. 4-Paul McMahan [12][$2,100]; 9. 5-David Gravel [10][$2,050]; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman [14][$2,000]; 11. 59H-Justin Henderson [13][$1,500]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [23][$1,200]; 13. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [22][$1,100]; 14. 25-Jacob Blackhurst [8][$1,050]; 15. 10W-Scotty Thiel [18][$1,000]; 16. O2-Mike Reinke [11][$900]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [7][$800]; 18. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [20][$800]; 19. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$800]; 20. 19-Brent Marks [24][$800]; 21. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [25][$]; 22. 79-Blake Nimee [15][$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [19][$800]; 24. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][$800]; 25. 17-Jac Haudenschild [6][$800];
Lap Leaders: Greg Wilson 1-24, Shane Stewart 25-40;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 2M-Kerry Madsen[+19]

Qualifying Flight A - 1. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.228; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.329; 3. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.415; 4. 25-Jacob Blackhurst, 11.432; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.442; 6. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.46; 7. 59H-Justin Henderson, 11.472; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.532; 9. 19-Brent Marks, 11.555; 10. O2-Mike Reinke, 11.567; 11. 3-Tim Kaeding, 11.568; 12. 79-Blake Nimee, 11.584; 13. 13-Clyde Knipp, 11.586; 14. 51B-Joe B, 11.61; 15. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.633; 16. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 11.806; 17. 10V-Matt Vandervere, 11.863; 18. 22-Todd King, 11.946; 19. 12W-Josh Walter, 12.188

Qualifying Flight B - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.071; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.153; 3. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 11.188; 4. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.198; 5. 5-David Gravel, 11.263; 6. 17B-Bill Balog, 11.291; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.303; 8. 4-Paul McMahan, 11.31; 9. 2X-Parker Price-Miller, 11.356; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.453; 11. 10W-Scotty Thiel, 11.642; 12. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 11.7; 13. 99-Kyle Marten, 11.712; 14. 68-Dave Uttech, 11.837; 15. 43-Jereme Schroeder, 11.97; 16. 23-Russell Borland, 11.977; 17. 73-Ben Schmidt, 12.134; 18. 23D-Trey Datweiler, 12.21; 19. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 12.256

Heat #1 - Flight A (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [2]; 4. 59H-Justin Henderson [4]; 5. 3-Tim Kaeding [6]; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [8]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [7]; 9. 10V-Matt Vandervere [9]; 10. 12W-Josh Walter [10]

Heat #2 - Flight A (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 25-Jacob Blackhurst [2]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 3. O2-Mike Reinke [5]; 4. 79-Blake Nimee [6]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 7. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [8]; 8. 51B-Joe B [7]; 9. 22-Todd King [9]

Heat #3 - Flight B (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 17-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 3. 5-David Gravel [3]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 5. 10W-Scotty Thiel [6]; 6. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 7. 99-Kyle Marten [7]; 8. 73-Ben Schmidt [9]; 9. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [10]; 10. 43-Jereme Schroeder [8]

Heat #4 - Flight B (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 3. 4-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 17B-Bill Balog [3]; 5. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [6]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 7. 68-Dave Uttech [7]; 8. 23D-Trey Datweiler [9]; 9. 23-Russell Borland [8]

Craftsman Club Dash (8 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 6. 17-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 8. 25-Jacob Blackhurst [6]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer - 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1][-]; 2. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [2][-]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4][-]; 4. 19-Brent Marks [3][-]; 5. 13-Clyde Knipp [5][$300]; 6. 10V-Matt Vandervere [11][$250]; 7. 99-Kyle Marten [6][$225]; 8. 73-Ben Schmidt [13][$200]; 9. 68-Dave Uttech [8][$200]; 10. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [9][$200]; 11. 43-Jereme Schroeder [10][$200]; 12. 51B-Joe B [7][$200]; 13. 23-Russell Borland [12][$200]; 14. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [15][$200]; 15. 23D-Trey Datweiler [14][$200]; 16. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [16][$200]; 17. 22-Todd King [17][$200]; 18. 12W-Josh Walter [18][$200]

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Logan Schuchart; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Edelbrock ($50 cash): David Gravel; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Justin Henderson; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Super Flow ($50 cash): Scotty Thiel; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Greg Wilson, Brad Sweet, Shane Stewart, Logan Schuchart, Jac Haudenschild; Craftsman/Sears: Jacob Blackhurst; KSE Hard Charger: Kerry Madsen; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Shane Stewart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Sides; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Sheldon Haudenschild.

SEASON WINNERS

Donny Schatz - 11 (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)
David Gravel - 9 (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)
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)
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)
Kerry Madsen – 1 (Jackson Motorplex on June 2)
Kyle Larson – 1 (Eagle Raceway on June 13)

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With a Lot of Skill and a Little Luck, Shane Stewart Locks in West Liberty Raceway Win

WEST LIBERTY, IL - June 23, 2017 - Bixby, OK-native Shane Stewart commanded the Larson Marks Racing No. 2 car for 25 laps through the checkers to win the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series debut at the 1/2-mile West Liberty Raceway. Behind him Kasey Kahne Racing driver Brad Sweet fought Jason Johnson for second to round out the podium.

Stewart started the day out strong, qualifying second, but a bit of luck also came into play later that night. At the start of the West Liberty Hawkeye 25 Feature, both Johnson and Sweet got past Stewart, but a caution before the lap was complete forced a reset, giving him a second chance.

"That was my race, honestly," said Stewart. "I would've never passed those guys back if that caution hadn't come out. I honestly don't know what the heck happened. I just spun my tires really bad."

This marks the third win of the season and the first this month for Stewart, who came to the event with new Crew Chief Lee Stauffer at his side and now sits fourth in points standings, just four points past Daryn Pittman.

Behind the leader, Johnson and Sweet fell in line throughout the first half of the race. Ian Madsen made an early run on Pittman for fourth, but some Turn 4 trouble in Lap 12 resulted in a tow off the field and the end of the race for Madsen.

On the restart, Johnson just couldn't steal the lead from Stewart, and Sweet took advantage of the fumble, charging past him for second. Despite additional restarts, the three crossed the checkers in just that order: Stewart, Sweet, Johnson.

The battle between Stewart and Johnson commenced earlier, in the Craftsman Club Dash, with Stewart successfully stealing the lead for the win - a lead which Johnson had already stolen from Jac "Wild Child" Haudenschild during the Dash Draw.

From the looks - and sound - of it, this was to be the Wild Child's day. The twittersphere was ablaze all afternoon with news of his commanding the Stenhouse Jr./Wood Racing No. 17 car that night. And despite the many hard feelings aroused by Joey Saldana's absence, fans rallied behind J. Haudenschild, who answered back with Quick Time in Qualifying, setting the track record with a 15.737.

J. Haudenschild went on to win Heat 1 and was looking pretty great for the Feature until the Dash Inversion came in with a six, for a full-field inversion that set him back to sixth. There would be no win for the No. 17 that night as the Wild Child came in at 16.

Meanwhile, the younger Haudenschild, who started the feature beside his dad, just one position behind, took over dad's spot to come in sixth, and even held off Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver and eight-time Series Champion Donny Schatz for half the race.

As fans rushed to meet their favorite drivers in the Pit area after the race, though, a young boy ran in screaming: "Did you find the Wild Child yet? Did you?"

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads to Beaver Dam Raceway next for the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Tickets can still be purchased online.

Traveling in for the show? World of Outlaws fans get 20% off accommodations at a nearby Extended Stay America.

WEST LIBERTY RACEWAY RESULTS:

Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$5,500]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [2][$3,200]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [3][$2,800]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [8][$2,500]; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [9][$2,300]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [11][$2,200]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [15][$2,100]; 9. 4-Paul McMahan [10][$2,050]; 10. 5-David Gravel [14][$2,000]; 11. 1M-Danny Lasoski [12][$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [13][$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16][$1,100]; 14. 24-Terry McCarl [21][$1,050]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [20][$1,000]; 16. 17-Jac Haudenschild [6][$900]; 17. 71A-R.J. Johnson [22][$800]; 18. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [17][$800]; 19. 15M-Bobby Mincer [24][$800]; 20. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [19][$800]; 21. 13-Clyde Knipp [23][$800]; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart [18][$800]; 23. 18-Ian Madsen [5][$800]; 24. 6-Carson McCarl [7][$800]; Lap Leaders: Shane Stewart 1-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+7]

Qualifying - 1. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 15.737; 2. 2-Shane Stewart, 15.848; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.859; 4. 6-Carson McCarl, 15.861; 5. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.89; 6. 41-Jason Johnson, 15.947; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman, 15.951; 8. 21-Brian Brown, 16.001; 9. 1M-Danny Lasoski, 16.006; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.029; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.033; 12. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.043; 13. 4-Paul McMahan, 16.089; 14. 5-David Gravel, 16.09; 15. 19-Brent Marks, 16.096; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.182; 17. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 16.224; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.229; 19. 24-Terry McCarl, 16.374; 20. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 16.396; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.414; 22. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.634; 23. 71A-R.J. Johnson, 16.669; 24. 51B-Joe B, 16.861; 25. 15M-Bobby Mincer, 17.073; 26. 19W-Bobby Weuve, 17.137; 27. 13-Clyde Knipp, 17.501

Heat #1 - (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer - 1. 17-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 3. 6-Carson McCarl [2]; 4. 4-Paul McMahan [5]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 8. 24-Terry McCarl [7]; 9. 15M-Bobby Mincer [9]

Heat #2 - (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer - 1. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 5. 5-David Gravel [5]; 6. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [6]; 7. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [7]; 8. 71A-R.J. Johnson [8]; 9. 19W-Bobby Weuve [9]

Heat #3 - (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [2]; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 4. 1M-Danny Lasoski [3]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 8. 51B-Joe B [8]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [9]

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [5]; 6. 17-Jac Haudenschild [6]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer - 1. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [2][-]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [4][-]; 3. 24-Terry McCarl [1][-]; 4. 71A-R.J. Johnson [5][-]; 5. 13-Clyde Knipp [9][-]; 6. 15M-Bobby Mincer [7][-]; 7. 51B-Joe B [6][$300]; 8. 19W-Bobby Weuve [8][$250]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [3][$225]

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Carson McCarl; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Sheldon Haudenschild; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Brent Marks; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Comp Cams ($50 cash): David Gravel; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Super Flow ($50 cash): Terry McCarl; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Shane Stewart, Jason Johnson, Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, Jac Haudenschild; Craftsman/Sears: Ian Madsen; KSE Hard Charger: Brent Marks; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Shane Stewart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jac Haudenschild; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Clyde Knipp.

SEASON WINNERS

Donny Schatz - 11 (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)
David Gravel - 9 (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)
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)
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)
Shane Stewart – 3 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 29, West Liberty Raceway on June 23)
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)
Kerry Madsen – 1 (Jackson Motorplex on June 2)
Kyle Larson – 1 (Eagle Raceway on June 13)

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