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Winner David Gravel (Trent Gower Photo)



HOME AWAY FROM HOME: David Gravel claims fourth win at Wilmot Raceway
Philip Dietz earned back to back wins as a crew chief with two drivers in two different cars

WILMOT, WI – July 12, 2020 – David Gravel’s hometown is about 1,000 miles away from Wilmot Raceway, yet he’s starting to consider the Wisconsin raceway his new home track.

While occupying Victory Lane for the fourth time in his career at the raceway Saturday night, the Watertown, CT native even joked he’d consider moving there with how well the track has treated him in his career.

Gravel won his first three World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series appearances at the 1/3-mile track in 2014, 2016 and 2017. He then finished fourth in 2018 and second in 2019.

When the green flag waved for his sixth visit at the track, Gravel went flag to flag for another win. He led all 40 laps to claim his second win of 2020 with Jason Johnson Racing and pick up the $10,000 top prize for the night.

“This has been an awesome town for me,” Gravel said, causing an eruption of cheers from the grandstands. “It’s always awesome to come here. For some reason this place suits me really well. (Crew Chief) Philip (Dietz) gave me a great race car. The guys have been working really hard. I’ve been pretty hard to make happy here lately and tonight they did that.”

The win was another impressive accomplishment for Gravel, who had been struggling for consistency, but an even bigger one for Dietz. He's now in a rare category of being a crew chief that has won back to back races with two drivers in two different cars. He won with Parker Price-Miller at 34 Raceway the night before, with the Dietz Motorsports #14 car that he co-owns with his wife Brooke, and then with Gravel and the Jason Johnson Racing #41 at Wilmot.

“It feels great,” Dietz said about the accomplishment. “It’s kind of been a struggle the last few months to find a good balance that suits both cars. I feel like we’ve hit on something lately. It definitely showed last night with Parker and I feel like we were able to apply some of those things to David’s car. It definitely showed.”

Price-Miller also led ever lap at 34 Raceway, en route to his second career win and first for Dietz Motorsports. He finished sixth at Wilmot.

While Gravel dominated the 40-lap Feature, he had to outlast several cautions and red flags as some drivers struggled to tackle the technical bullring.

Sheldon Haudenschild flipped early, but his Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing crew, along with crew members from other teams, got his car repaired in time to get back on track. He fought his way to an impressive eighth-place finish.

One of the biggest surprises of the night was when reigning champion and current points leader Brad Sweet slowed to a stop in Turn 4 on Lap 16. The oil filter broke off of his car, ending his night early and forcing a 19th-place finish. With Logan Schuchart finishing third and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz finishing fourth, Schatz is 84 points behind Sweet in second and Schuchart is 96 points back in third.

Gravel’s biggest competition of the night was Carson Macedo. The Kyle Larson Racing driver earned the pole for the Feature by winning the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash. However, when the Feature started, Gravel launched ahead of Macedo and ran away with the lead – averaging about a two second lead throughout the event.

Macedo closed in while Gravel battled traffic but faded once the Mesilla Valley Transportation #41 found clean air again. Heavy traffic became a factor in the closing laps, allowing Macedo to make one last charge at Gravel. Time favored Gravel, though. The checkered flag was presented to Gravel with Macedo 0.375 seconds back.

“My race car was really good, especially there at the end,” Macedo said. “I knew early I was a little bit on the snug side, but I knew that my race car would get better and better. They made good adjustments during the (open) red… It was everything I had and more. That was as hard as I could go. I was trying as hard as I could to get to him. I felt like I was faster than him and I could get to him. But I made a mistake there and lost so much ground.”

Gravel is out of the championship points hunt due to missing a race at Volusia Speedway Park at the beginning of the year to run an ARCA Series car at Daytona, but that hasn’t diminished his drive to win – no matter if it’s a “home track” or not.

"We’re going to keep racing, keep having fun and keep winning races because that’s all that matters,” Gravel said.

Or as Jaxx Johnson said while doing his wing dance celebration with Gravel, "That's how we do it!"

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Sunday, July 12 concludes its triple-header weekend at the Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, IN.

If you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action live on www.DIRTVision.com.

Race Results: 7/11/20 – Wilmot Raceway

NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) 1. 41-David Gravel [2][$10,000]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [1][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$2,800]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [3][$2,500]; 6. 14-Parker Price-Miller [8][$2,300]; 7. 17B-Bill Balog [9][$2,200]; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [14][$2,100]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$2,050]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [5][$2,000]; 11. 7-Tim Kaeding [10][$1,500]; 12. 64-Scotty Thiel [6][$1,200]; 13. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [17][$1,100]; 14. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [15][$1,050]; 15. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [16][$1,000]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [12][$900]; 17. 2C-Wayne Johnson [18][$800]; 18. 29-Brayton Lynch [20][$800]; 19. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$800]; 20. 79-Blake Nimee [24][$800]; 21. 73-Jake Blackhurst [22][$800]; 22. 33M-Mason Daniel [19][$800]; 23. 70-Chris Klemko [23][$800]; 24. 9K-Kyle Schuett [21][$800]; Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+8]

Qualifying – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.981; 2. 41-David Gravel, 13.127; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel, 13.196; 4. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.222; 5. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.226; 6. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.251; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.258; 8. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 13.279; 9. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.306; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.31; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.314; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.333; 13. 7-Tim Kaeding, 13.342; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.349; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.367; 16. 68-Dave Uttech, 13.4; 17. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.43; 18. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.443; 19. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.445; 20. 79-Blake Nimee, 13.499; 21. 23-Russel Borland, 13.594; 22. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 13.603; 23. 73-Jake Blackhurst, 13.604; 24. 29-Brayton Lynch, 13.715; 25. 10V-Matt Vandervere, 13.803; 26. 9K-Kyle Schuett, 13.834; 27. 6-Bill Rose, 14.037; 28. 70-Chris Klemko, 14.072; 29. 14M-Jack Routson, 14.438

DRYDENE Heat #1 (10 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 7-Tim Kaeding [5]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 6. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [8]; 7. 70-Chris Klemko [10]; 8. 68-Dave Uttech [6]; 9. 33M-Mason Daniel [7]; 10. 10V-Matt Vandervere [9]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (10 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 2-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 41-David Gravel [1]; 3. 14-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 6. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [6]; 7. 9K-Kyle Schuett [9]; 8. 14M-Jack Routson [10]; 9. 79-Blake Nimee [7]; 10. 73-Jake Blackhurst [8]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (10 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 64-Scotty Thiel [1]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog [3]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [5]; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson [6]; 7. 29-Brayton Lynch [8]; 8. 23-Russel Borland [7]; 9. 6-Bill Rose [9]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (8 Laps) – 1. 2-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 41-David Gravel [4]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 6. 64-Scotty Thiel [5]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 33M-Mason Daniel [2][-]; 2. 29-Brayton Lynch [5][-]; 3. 9K-Kyle Schuett [4][-]; 4. 73-Jake Blackhurst [11][-]; 5. 70-Chris Klemko [3][-]; 6. 79-Blake Nimee [8][-]; 7. 10V-Matt Vandervere [10][$300]; 8. 14M-Jack Routson [6][$250]; 9. 23-Russel Borland [7][$225]; 10. 6-Bill Rose [9][$200]; 11. 68-Dave Uttech [1][$200]

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Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1

Winner Cale Conley ( All Star Media Photo)



Contact: Tyler Altmeyer
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
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Cale Conley wins Lou Blaney Memorial for first-ever All Star victory

HARTFORD, Ohio (July 12, 2020) - Officially etching his name into the Series’ history book, Vienna, West Virginia’s Cale Conley is now an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, accomplishing his storied feat during Lou Blaney Memorial competition at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, July 11. The win, Conley’s seventh top-ten finish of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires, was worth $7,500.

Although forced to withstand pressure from the likes of Rico Abreu, Brock Zearfoss and Cory Eliason during the 30-lap contest, Conley would prevail, eventually leading every lap while remaining patient on an ultra-quick and choppy surface that proved relentless for much of the field. In total, eight caution periods were recorded inducing three red flag stoppages, one for fuel on lap 19.

Conley’s campaign at the front of the field commenced right from the drop of the initial green, getting the early jump over fellow front row starter, Brock Zearfoss, as well as Rico Abreu and Gerard McIntyre. It would not take long for the leaders to reach the back of the field, already getting trapped behind slower cars on lap four. A caution on lap five, and again on lap six, would prove to save the day for Conley, negating any chance for a battle in traffic on a narrow groove.

A similar situation would arise on lap 11, and again on lap 18, as cautions would end the potential for a battle among slower cars. Still in command, Conley’s biggest threat occurred after a red flag incident on lap 26, ultimately giving St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu and Rudeen Racing’s Cory Eliason an opportunity to pounce with only five circuits remaining. Fortunately for Conley, a battle between Eliason and Abreu would break out allowing the West Virginian to escape unscathed in clean air.

Eliason would get by Abreu to secure second on the final circuit, followed by Abreu, Tim Shaffer and a hard-charging Danny Dietrich, who advanced 12 spots to finish fifth.

Brock Zearfoss, who was racing in the runner-up spot at the time, was the reason for the red flag stoppage on lap 26, as right-front suspension damage caused the familiar No. 3Z to dig itself in and end up upside-down in turn two; Zearfoss walked away from the incident.

“That was a long race,” Conely said out of breath in Sharon Speedway victory lane, driver of the Ravici Racing No. 3C. “It was hot out there and I was just ready to see the laps wind down. It took us a while, but I’m so happy to win here during the Lou Blaney Memorial. It’s such a special night for my wife’s family. Our little boy’s name is Louie, so this is really cool. To get my first All Star win in front of such an awesome crowd is cool. I was just asking God on those restarts to help me focus because I had some really good guys behind me. I was just trying to hang on for dear life.

“This race car was so good, and it’s the first night out for this car; it’s a brand new car,” Conley continued, who is married to the granddaughter of Lou Blaney, Dave Blaney’s daughter, Emma. “We tore one up last night at Portsmouth, so we had to put together a whole new car. That just goes to show how lucky I am to get to work with Brian Kemenah. This is just unreal. Brian always finds ways to make my job really easy. I really can’t show how appreciative I really am.”

What’s Next:
Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude the 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires with a second consecutive visit to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Sunday, July 12, this time for the $6,000-to-win Justin Snyder’s Salute to the Troops program. For those seeking additional information, please visit Sharon Speedway online at www.sharonspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
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Contingency Awards/Results: Sharon Speedway - July 11, 2020:
Event: Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires
Entries: 44
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Cory Eliason - 12.826
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Rico Abreu - 12.720
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Brock Zearfoss
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Dan Kuriger
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Zeb Wise
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Tim Shaffer
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5 Winner: Michael Bauer
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Brock Zearfoss
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Dash #2 Winner: Cale Conley
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Skylar Gee
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Jack Sodeman Jr.
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Cale Conley
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Danny Dietrich (+12)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 3C-Cale Conley, 12.896; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 12.898; 3. 83M-Broc Martin, 12.995; 4. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau, 13.270; 5. 23p-Darren Pifer, 13.310; 6. 23S-Russ Sansosti, 13.531; 7. 33-Brent Matus, 13.589; 8. 19-Steve Haefke, 13.835; 9. 21j-Jeffrey Neubert, 14.549

Group (B)
1. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.720; 2. 10-Dave Blaney, 12.844; 3. 23-Cole Macedo, 12.941; 4. O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.207; 5. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.265; 6. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 13.390; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.445; 8. 38-Leyton Wagner, 13.501; 9. 13M-Brandon Matus, 13.532

Group (C)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.813; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.945; 3. 11-Zeb Wise, 12.991; 4. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 13.000; 5. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 13.066; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.075; 7. 7k-Dan Shetler, 13.096; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.131; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.197

Group (D)
1. 17-Josh Baughman, 12.801; 2. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.893; 3. 70-Sye Lynch, 12.959; 4. 28-Tim Shaffer, 12.967; 5. 5K-Adam Kekich, 13.044; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.154; 7. 55-Gary Kriess, 13.185; 8. 18J-RJ Jacobs, 13.496; 9. 14H-Jeremy Hill, 99.62.5

Group (E)
1. 11B-Carl Bowser, 12.971; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.980; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.132; 4. 46-Michael Bauer, 13.187; 5. 9-Dean Jacobs, 13.244; 6. 4-Cap Henry, 13.323; 7. 19R-Jordan Ryan, 13.390; 8. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.399

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 2. 3C-Cale Conley [4]; 3. 23P-Darren Pifer [5]; 4. 33-Brent Matus [7]; 5. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau [1]; 6. 19-Steve Haefke [8]; 7. 23S-Russ Sansosti [6]; 8. 21J-Jeffrey Neubert [9]; 9. 83M-Broc Martin [2]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. O8-Dan Kuriger [1]; 2. 10-Dave Blaney [3]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 4. 23-Cole Macedo [2]; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs [7]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 7. 21N-Frankie Nervo [6]; 8. 13M-Brandon Matus [9]; 9. 38-Leyton Wagner [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 11-Zeb Wise [2]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 5. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [1]; 6. 7K-Dan Shetler [7]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [9]; 8. 70M-Henry Malcuit [5]; 9. 35-Stuart Brubaker [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 28-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. O7-Gerard McIntyre [3]; 3. 5K-Adam Kekich [5]; 4. 70-Sye Lynch [2]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 6. 17-Josh Baughman [4]; 7. 55-Gary Kriess [7]; 8. 18J-RJ Jacobs [8]; 9. 14H-Jeremy Hill [9]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 46-Michael Bauer [1]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 9-Dean Jacobs [5]; 5. 4-Cap Henry [6]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 7. 19R-Jordan Ryan [7]; 8. 11B-Carl Bowser [4]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 4. 23-Cole Macedo [3]; 5. 10-Dave Blaney [4]; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 3C-Cale Conley [1]; 2. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 3. 28-Tim Shaffer [6]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 5. 46-Michael Bauer [4]; 6. 11-Zeb Wise [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 99-Skylar Gee [4]; 2. 7K-Dan Shetler [8]; 3. 4-Cap Henry [6]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman [1]; 5. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [3]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [10]; 8. 18J-RJ Jacobs [17]; 9. 21N-Frankie Nervo [14]; 10. 55-Gary Kriess [12]; 11. 23S-Russ Sansosti [15]; 12. 38-Leyton Wagner [20]; 13. 14H-Jeremy Hill [19]; 14. 3J-Trey Jacobs [7]; 15. 11B-Carl Bowser [2]; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs [13]; 17. 70M-Henry Malcuit [16]; 18. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau [5]; 19. 21J-Jeffrey Neubert [18]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 3C-Cale Conley [2]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [8]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 4. 28-Tim Shaffer [6]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [17]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13]; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich [14]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 9. 99-Skylar Gee [21]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 11. 7K-Dan Shetler [22]; 12. 70-Sye Lynch [18]; 13. 33-Brent Matus [20]; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 15. 11-Zeb Wise [12]; 16. 17-Josh Baughman [24]; 17. 23-Cole Macedo [7]; 18. 87-Aaron Reutzel [15]; 19. 46-Michael Bauer [10]; 20. 4-Cap Henry [23]; 21. 10-Dave Blaney [9]; 22. 9-Dean Jacobs [19]; 23. 23P-Darren Pifer [16]; 24. O8-Dan Kuriger [11]
Lap Leaders: Cale Conley (1-30)

2020 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires Standings: (As of July 11, 2020):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1122
2. Cale Conley - 1076
3. Paul McMahan - 1056
4. Cory Eliason - 1040
5. Skylar Gee - 994
6. Zeb Wise - 990
7. Josh Baughman - 954
8. Tim Shaffer - 954
9. Greg Wilson - 906
10. Gerard McIntyre - 896

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of July 11, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 3008
2. Cory Eliason - 2874
3. Paul McMahan - 2790
4. Zeb Wise - 2776
5. Skylar Gee - 2626
6. Josh Baughman - 2606
7. Greg Wilson - 2570
8. Brock Zearfoss - 1898
9. Danny Dietrich - 1818
10. Tony Stewart - 1702

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/20): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/20): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/20): Cale Conley

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

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ASCS National Sprint Series



Harli White Makes History With Lucas Oil ASCS At Riverside International Speedway

Bryan Hulbert – WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (July 11, 2020) A historical night for Oklahoma’s Harli White, the driver of the Life of Hope Ministries/Champion Brands No. 17w parked in Victory Lane at the famed Riverside International Speedway to become the first woman to ever top the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.


Winner Harli White (Scott Frazier Photo)

Harli is the 152nd different winner with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network since 1993, and the fifth winner on the 2020 season. Co-Sanctioned with the ASCS Mid-South Region, the win counts as her second with the regional tour.

“This has been a long time coming. I feel like we finally got the Gorilla off our back. I can’t describe how good it feels to finally get this done. We had so many times where luck just didn’t go our way, something would happen to the car, or on the track, and tonight everything went right,” stated a jubilant Harli White in SawBlade.com Victory Lane.

“I can’t thank my parents and Johnny [Herrera] enough for believing in me and always pushing me and everyone on this car. Without them, none of this would be possible.”

Leading the opening two circuits, White nearly went around off the second turn on Lap 3. Able to recover, Harli has the task of running down Derek Hagar. Getting into slower traffic, Harli paced the bottom of the Arkansas quarter-mile.

Reeling in the No. 9jr, the two danced around a slower car off the second turn on Lap 7 with White able to secure the point. Weaving through the back markers, Hagar was able to take several shots at the lead but was unable to get back to the front.

Caution on Lap 16 for Scott Bogucki and Danny Sams III, clean racetrack allowed White to steadily pull away. Working the low and middle grooves as she raced back into slower traffic, it was not enough to allow Hagar a run, as Harli found the checkered flag with a 1.766-second advantage.

Battling with Howard Moore over the final five laps, Hagar held on for the runner-up spot with Moore in third. Roger Crockett made up two spots to fourth with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. moving up 12 positions to fifth after having to race through the first BMRS B-Feature.

Marshall Skinner crossed sixth with Brad Bowden advancing from 14th to seventh. Dale Howard grabbed eighth, followed by Blake Hahn who advanced 11 positions to finish ninth. Zach Pringle completed the top ten.

A field of 37 drivers was on hand at Riverside International Speedway. Five SCE Gaskets Heat Races went to Harli White, Marshall Skinner, Jeffrey West, Jr., Roger Crockett, and Travis Reber. BMRS B-Features were topped by Sam Hafertepe, Jr. and Scott Bogucki. Provisionals were utilized by Matt Covington, Garet Williamson, and Ernie Ainsworth.

The next outing for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network is Friday, July 17 at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborne, Mo.

Live coverage is available for those who cannot make the trip on www.racinboys.com.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2020, log onto www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:

Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV and ASCS Mid-South Region
Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Ark.)
Saturday, July 11, 2020

Car Count: 37

SCE Gaskets Heat Races (Top 16 in Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17W-Harli White[7]; 2. 3-Howard Moore[8]; 3. 61-Cody Howard[1]; 4. 77X-Alex Hill[6]; 5. 24-Garet Williamson[4]; 6. 21-Spencer Meredith[5]; 7. 95-Matt Covington[2]; 8. 9-Chase Randall[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 26-Marshall Skinner[1]; 2. 9JR-Derek Hagar[5]; 3. 44-Ronny Howard[2]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn[4]; 5. 28-Scott Bogucki[7]; 6. 27J-Joseph Poe Jr[3]; 7. 95A-Asa Swindell[6]; 8. 30-Joseph Miller[8]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 24W-Jeffrey West Jr[2]; 2. 4S-Eddie Gallagher[1]; 3. 8Z-Zach Pringle[6]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[4]; 5. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth[3]; 6. 1X-Tim Crawley[7]; 7. G6-Cody Gardner[5]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Roger Crockett[2]; 2. 47-Dale Howard[3]; 3. 14-Jordon Mallett[4]; 4. 24D-Danny Sams III[7]; 5. 99-Blake Jenkins[6]; 6. 0-Mike Vaculik[1]; 7. 10K-Dewayne White[5]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 88-Travis Reber[1]; 2. 94L-Layne Himebaugh[3]; 3. 2-Brad Bowden[4]; 4. 72K-Rick Kahler[2]; 5. 13-Chase Howard[5]; 6. 21K-Kevin Hinkle[7]; 7. 17B-Ryan Bickett[6]

BMRS B-Feature (Top 3 from each advance to the A-Feature)

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[2]; 2. 1X-Tim Crawley[5]; 3. 61-Cody Howard[1]; 4. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth[4]; 5. 27J-Joseph Poe Jr[7]; 6. 95-Matt Covington[8]; 7. G6-Cody Gardner[9]; 8. 0-Mike Vaculik[6]; 9. (DNF) 99-Blake Jenkins[3]; 10. (DNF) 13-Chase Howard[10]; 11. (DNS) 30-Joseph Miller

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 28-Scott Bogucki[2]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn[1]; 3. 9-Chase Randall[10]; 4. 72K-Rick Kahler[3]; 5. 21K-Kevin Hinkle[5]; 6. 24-Garet Williamson[4]; 7. 95A-Asa Swindell[7]; 8. 21-Spencer Meredith[6]; 9. 17B-Ryan Bickett[8]; 10. (DNF) 10K-Dewayne White[9]

Sawblade.com A-Feature

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 17W-Harli White[1]; 2. 9JR-Derek Hagar[2]; 3. 3-Howard Moore[4]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett[6]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[17]; 6. 26-Marshall Skinner[7]; 7. 2-Brad Bowden[14]; 8. 47-Dale Howard[9]; 9. 52-Blake Hahn[20]; 10. 8Z-Zach Pringle[8]; 11. 24W-Jeffrey West Jr[3]; 12. 4S-Eddie Gallagher[12]; 13. 24D-Danny Sams III[11]; 14. 14-Jordon Mallett[13]; 15. 9-Chase Randall[22]; 16. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth[25]; 17. 77X-Alex Hill[15]; 18. 88-Travis Reber[5]; 19. 28-Scott Bogucki[18]; 20. 24-Garet Williamson[24]; 21. 44-Ronny Howard[16]; 22. 94L-Layne Himebaugh[10]; 23. 61-Cody Howard[21]; 24. 95-Matt Covington[23]; 25. 1X-Tim Crawley[19]

Lap Leader(s): Harli White 1-2, 7-30; Derek Hagar 3-6
Hard Charger: Sam Hafertepe, Jr., +12
High Point Driver: Harli White
Provisional(s): Matt Covington (Points); Garet Williamson (Points); Ernie Ainsworth (Regional)

Special Event Note

Before tonight's races at Riverside International Speedway, all ASCS National Tour Drivers in attendance were called to a meeting to vote on a matter concerning Dylan Westbrook. With his Uncle passing away, he has returned to Canada to be with family and cannot return to the United States for 14 days due to COVID-19 Travel Restrictions.

As we have done in the past, when extenuating circumstances keep a team from attending, they are awarded Show-Up Points for the night upon the affirmative vote of their peers. This is the fourth occurrence in the past 15-years.

All teams voted in the affirmative, and Westbrook/Hills Racing Team will receive 50 points tonight.

Driver Point Standings (Top 15): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 858; 2. Roger Crockett 814; 3. Harli White 770; 4. Jordon Mallett 763; 5. Blake Hahn 729; 6. Scott Bogucki 701; 7. Matt Covington 698; 8. Dylan Westbrook 661; 9. Chase Randall 597; 10. Justin Sanders 578; 11. Garet Williamson 569; 12. Danny Sams III 562; 13. Alex Hill 558; 14. Travis Reber 511; 15. John Carney II 481;

2020 A-Feature Winner(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. – 3 (2/29 – Canyon Speedway Park; 6/25 – Caney Valley Speedway; 6/27 – I-30 Speedway); Matt Covington - 1 (2/28 - Canyon Speedway Park); Brad Sweet – 1 (3/6 – Merced Speedway); Andy Forsberg – 1 (3/8 – Petaluma Speedway); Harli White – 1 (7/11 – Riverside International Speedway);

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Contact: Richie Murray - USAC Media / richie@usacracing.com

Saturday night's Brandt Corn Belt Nationals feature winner, Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. (Rich Forman Photo)



BACON REPEATS AS $20,000 CORN BELT NATIONALS CHAMPION

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Knoxville, Iowa (July 11, 2020).........A three-and-a-half hour rain delay and an engine swap just prior to the feature couldn't deny Brady Bacon from Brandt Corn Belt Nationals domination for the second consecutive year in the second annual event that concluded in the wee hours of early Sunday at Iowa's Knoxville Raceway.

A heavy half-hour-long storm doused the half-mile dirt oval with moisture just prior to hot laps, forcing a lengthy delay that set back the start of hot laps until about a quarter to 11pm Central time.

When things wrapped up just after 3am with a non-stop, green-to-checkered feature, the Corn Belt king had reclaimed his throne and a $20,000 winner's share as he captured his 33rd career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature victory, moving him past 1973 champ Rollie Beale for sole possession of 12th all-time.

Bacon and the crew on his Dynamics, Inc./Fatheadz Eyewear - DriveWFX.com/Triple X/Rider Chevy made the engine change before the feature as more of a preventative measure due to a persistent oil leak. With some down time between races, the decision was made, and they decided they weren't going to take any chances risking it. After all, the "backup" engine has some clout all its own; it was the same engine Bacon used in his recent July 4 victory at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind.

"(The crew) said it puffed some smoke," Bacon recalled after finishing third in the second qualifying race. "We looked under the hood and there was quite a bit of oil under there. We found out where it was leaking - a fitting that goes right into the block - and we tried to take it out and put a bunch of tape on it to try to get it to seal up. We put it back in, fired it up again and it was still leaking. We didn't want to take any chances. There's a lot of money on the line here, so we just put our other motor in."

Bacon started his 30-lap race from the pole position, sliding from bottom to top between turns one and two, then settling in a groove up top as Justin Grant put began his racelong chase of Bacon. Grant took a peek to the inside of Bacon in turn three on the seventh lap, but quickly fell back into line behind Bacon on the high line.

Grant remained within earshot of Bacon throughout, and on the 11th lap, Bacon played the role of offense as he split the narrow gap between Glen Saville and Dustin Clark at the tail end of the field in turn three to gain some breathing room from Grant.

"I took it a little easy the first few laps and I saw (Justin)'s nose on the (video) screen," Bacon recalled. "I was like, 'alright, I better pick it up a little bit,' and I wanted to give myself a little gap getting into lapped traffic because I knew that was going to be tricky. Thankfully, we were able to make some pretty good moves in lapped traffic and hopefully keep the gap safe."

Yet, through the middle section of the race, Grant remained just three to four car lengths back of Bacon, and if there was any ounce of a misstep by Bacon, Grant was there to pounce. Yet opportunities were scarce with the front of the pack running lockstep on the cushion.

"Keeping the gap safe" was the name of the game, and on lap 18, Bacon once again split the alley between Wyatt Burks and another at the rear of the pack just when Grant got as close as he'd get all race, nose-to-tail off turn two and down the back straightaway.

With 10 laps to go, Grant got a tad sideways above the cushion between turns three and four where he lost a measure of ground to Bacon but would reload and resume his everlong pursuit.

However, there was no slip-up, hiccup or crack-up that was going to deter Bacon on this night as the Broken Arrow, Okla. native separated himself from Grant by a 1.6 second margin with five to go and the lapped cars of Riley Kreisel and Logan Seavey now serving as the buffer between the pair.

Bacon finished off his series-high fourth feature victory of the year by 1.212 sec. over point leader Grant, who secured his 11th consecutive top-five finish to begin the season. C.J. Leary finished third following a pass for position with five laps remaining while Chris Windom took fourth and Friday night Corn Belt winner Tyler Courtney was fifth.

"The Knoxville crew worked really hard getting the track ready for us," Bacon commended. "Obviously, I thought the track was pretty good, but it was a little treacherous up on the cushion. I was like, 'man, when is that white flag coming out?' I didn't even have time to look at the (video) board because the exits were so tricky, you'd pop a wheelie and push into the fence if you weren't careful."

'(The crew) said it puffed some smoke,' Bacon recalled after finishing third in the second qualifying race. 'We looked under the hood and there was quite a bit of oil under there. We found out where it was leaking - a fitting that goes right into the block - and we tried to take it out and put a bunch of tape on it to try to get it to seal up. We put it back in, fired it up again and it was still leaking. We didn't want to take any chances. There's a lot of money on the line here, so we just put our other motor in.'
(Rich Forman Photo)

The win was the fourth of Bacon's career at Knoxville, the same place where he made his first career USAC starts 14 years ago in a midget during the 2006 season. Success came naturally to Bacon at Knoxville those particular nights, finishing as the runner-up on back-to-back occasions as a 16-year-old, a run of success that continues to this day.

"I've always loved racing here," Bacon said. "My first ever USAC race was at Knoxville. I think I just have a lot of laps here. I think that adds to me getting around here pretty good and I can kind of read it when a lot of these guys really haven't gotten to race here much. Last night didn't really play a big role, but tonight, I think I was able to work through traffic a little bit better knowing what I could and couldn't get away with."

Meanwhile, Robert Ballou set two brand new track records for sprint cars without a wing at Knoxville. His 10-lap performance in the third heat race of 3:09.379 lowered the previous record set by Richard Griffin in a 1991 CRA event by more than 10 seconds. Ballou's 16-lap time during the semi-feature of 5:25.068 broke the former record at Knoxville set by Eddie Leavitt in 1978 by a whopping 18 seconds.

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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: July 11, 2020 - Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, Iowa - 1/2-Mile Dirt Oval - Brandt Corn Belt Nationals - Co-Sanctioned by Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint Car League

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST QUALIFIER: (10 laps) 1. Dustin Clark (#75 Clark), 2. Chase Stockon (#5s KO), 3. Shane Cottle (#74x Hodges), 4. Chris Windom (#19 Hayward), 5. Tyler Courtney (#7BC Clauson/Marshall/Newman), 6. Dave Darland (#36d EZR/Curb-Agajanian), 7. Wesley Smith (#12s Helm), 8. Steve Irwin (#0s Flying Zero), 9. Terry Richards (#18 TR), 10. Josh Castro (#4T Terzich/Gile), 11. Steve Thomas (#27 Thomas), 12. Brandon Stevenson (#0 Stevenson), 13. Robert Bell (#71 Bell). 3:12.100

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND QUALIFIER: (10 laps) 1. Matt Westfall (#33m Marshall), 2. Ryan Bernal (#17GP Dutcher), 3. Brady Bacon (#69 Dynamics), 4. Carson Short (#71p Daigh/Phillips), 5. Don Droud Jr. (#1m Burch), 6. Riley Kreisel (#91 DKR), 7. Glen Saville (#19L Leyton), 8. Justin Zimmerman (#9w Williams), 9. Anthony Nicholson (#16 Nicholson), 10. Lane Stone (#ST1 Stone), 11. Clinton Bruns (#7 Bruns), 12. Jason Billups (#2 Billups). 3:12.177

AUTOMETER THIRD QUALIFIER: (10 laps) 1. Robert Ballou (#12 Ballou), 2. Tanner Thorson (#19A Reinbold/Underwood), 3. Justin Grant (#4 TOPP), 4. Wyatt Burks (#11w Burks), 5. Nick Bilbee (#17 Bilbee), 6. Brandon Mattox (#28 Mattox), 7. Jack Wagner (#77J Hockett), 8. Paul Dues (#87 Dues), 9. Braydon Cromwell (#4A Cromwell), 10. Zach Clark (#2c C & C), 11. Mitch Wissmiller (#29 RMB). 3:09.379 (New Track Record)

INDY RACE PARTS FOURTH QUALIFIER: (10 laps) 1. Kevin Thomas Jr. (#9K KT), 2. C.J. Leary (#30 Leary), 3. Dennis Gile (#13 Gile), 4. Logan Seavey (#19AZ Reinbold/Underwood), 5. Jake Swanson (#34AZ Team AZ), 6. Dustin Smith (#77 Smith), 7. Clinton Boyles (#90 Smith), 8. Samuel Wagner (#73 Wagner), 9. Neal Matuska (#48 Matuska), 10. Max Grogan (#66m Grogan). 3:12.071

ALSO AT THE TRACK: Justin Standridge (#8D Schlattweiler) & Brian VanMeveren (#24 VanMeveren)

C-MAIN: (10 laps, top-6 transfer to the semi) 1. Braydon Cromwell, 2. Brandon Stevenson, 3. Josh Castro, 4. Clinton Bruns, 5. Neal Matuska, 6. Zach Clark, 7. Steve Thomas, 8. Robert Bell, 9. Jason Billups, 10. Chuck Alexander, 11. Max Grogan. 3:25.199

INDY METAL FINISHING SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer to the feature) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Dennis Gile, 3. Shane Cottle, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Don Droud Jr., 6. Glen Saville, 7. Steve Irwin, 8. Dustin Smith, 9. Brandon Mattox, 10. Jack Wagner, 11. Justin Zimmerman, 12. Josh Castro, 13. Paul Dues, 14. Anthony Nicholson, 15. Samuel Wagner, 16. Brandon Stevenson, 17. Braydon Cromwell, 18. Clinton Bruns, 19. Zach Clark, 20. Steve Thomas, 21. Neal Matuska, 22. Terry Richards, 23. Clinton Boyles, 24. Lane Stone. 5:25.068 (New Track Record)

FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Brady Bacon (1), 2. Justin Grant (2), 3. C.J. Leary (3), 4. Chris Windom (5), 5. Tyler Courtney (4), 6. Ryan Bernal (8), 7. Carson Short (6), 8. Robert Ballou (19), 9. Chase Stockon (7), 10. Jake Swanson (10), 11. Tanner Thorson (14), 12. Riley Kreisel (15), 13. Logan Seavey (13), 14. Nick Bilbee (9), 15. Wyatt Burks (11), 16. Kevin Thomas Jr. (12), 17. Don Droud Jr. (23), 18. Shane Cottle (21), 19. Matt Westfall (17), 20. Dennis Gile (20), 21. Dustin Clark (16), 22. Wesley Smith (18), 23. Glen Saville (24), 24. Dave Darland (22). 10:19.560

**Brian VanMeveren flipped during practice. Mitch Wissmiller flipped during the third heat. Lane Stone flipped during the semi.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Brady Bacon.

USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Justin Grant-744, 2-Chris Windom-674, 3-Brady Bacon-668, 4-C.J. Leary-653, 5-Chase Stockon-645, 6-Kevin Thomas Jr.-623, 7-Carson Short-595, 8-Dave Darland-520, 9-Brandon Mattox-464, 10-Mario Clouser-373.

OVERALL PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Chris Windom-60, 2-Tanner Thorson-57, 3-Logan Seavey-54, 4-Justin Grant-41, 5-Cannon McIntosh-32, 6-Andrew Layser-31, 7-Kevin Thomas Jr.-30, 8-Brady Bacon-29, 9-Chase Stockon-28, 10-Tanner Carrick-27.

FINAL CORN BELT NATIONALS PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Robert Ballou-11, 2-Logan Seavey-11, 3-Ryan Bernal-10, 4-Don Droud Jr.-10, 5-Wesley Smith-9, 6-Shane Cottle-7, 7-Chris Windom-6, 8-Chase Stockon-6, 9-Tanner Thorson-6, 10-Justin Grant-3.

NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: July 24, 2020 - Gas City I-69 Speedway - Gas City, Indiana - 1/4-Mile Dirt Oval - NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week

CONTINGENCY AWARD WINNERS:

Simpson Race Products First Qualifier Winner: Dustin Clark

Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Qualifier Winner: Matt Westfall

AutoMeter Third Qualifier Winner: Robert Ballou

Indy Race Parts Fourth Qualifier Winner: Kevin Thomas Jr.

Indy Metal Finishing Semi Winner: Robert Ballou

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger: Robert Ballou

Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher: Logan Seavey

Saldana Racing Products First Non-Transfer: Steve Irwin

ProSource Hard Work Award: Dave Darland

Jerry Medlin 20th Place Finisher: Dennis Gile

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Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1

Winner Kyle Larson ( Paul Arch Photo)



Contact: Tyler Altmeyer
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

Kyle Larson scores Dean Knittel Memorial payday at Portsmouth Raceway Park

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (July 11, 2020) - ‘Yung Money’ Kyle Larson was certainly ‘money’ on Friday night during the annual Dean Knittel Memorial at Portsmouth Raceway Park, not only scoring his second Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires main event win in four tries, but the Elk Grove, California-native secured $15,554 in the process, simultaneously bumping his 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 season win count to six.

Starting from the pole position by way of dash result, Larson was nearly untouchable during the 30-lap contest, escaping to a hefty advantage right from the drop of the green flag. The driver of the Paul Silva-owned/Tarlton and Sons/Lucas Oil/Durst/Finley Farms/No. 57 sprint car reached slower cars by lap five, and although a few near-close calls with lapped traffic may have forced Larson to tap the brake pedal, his momentum never shifted, still placing two to three lapped cars between himself and second-place running Aaron Reutzel.

The main event’s first and only caution, occurring with five laps remaining, did give Reutzel an opportunity to restart on the back bumper of Larson, but it did not matter. The Clute, Texas-native was forced to settle for second, followed by Brock Zearfoss, Shane Stewart, and Cole Duncan.

With all bonuses considered, Kyle Larson collected upwards of $18,000 at Portsmouth, as extra money was awarded for his respective dash victory, as well as his overall fast time during qualifying time trials and for leading lap 15 during the 30-lap feature.

“It doesn’t matter what kind of pace you set, Aaron (Reutzel) seems to find a way to match what you’re doing, so I was trying to go as hard as I could,” Kyle Larson said in Portsmouth victory lane. “It was good to hold on and get another big payday.

“I was hoping we weren’t going to catch traffic again, but we ended up reaching the back anyhow,” Larson said of his restart with five laps remaining. “But what makes these cars fun is that we don’t have mirrors, so it makes you a little nervous of what’s going on behind you. Just another great race car. And thanks to all of you who help out on this car. We certainly couldn’t do it without each and every one of you. And thanks to all of you fans. This place is really neat and I’m glad I got the chance to race here.”

What’s Next:
Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude the 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires with a two-day stay at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday, July 11-12. The weekend will kick-off with the annual Lou Blaney Memorial on Saturday, followed by Justin Snyder’s Salute to the Troops on Sunday. For those seeking additional information, please visit Sharon Speedway online at www.sharonspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Portsmouth Raceway Park - July 10, 2020:
Event: Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires
Entries: 39
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Cale Conley - 13.519
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kyle Larson - 13.646
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Brock Zearfoss
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Hunter Schuerenberg
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Jimmy Stinson
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Cory Eliason
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Kyle Larson
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Dash #2 Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Josh Baughman
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Danny Smith
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Kyle Larson
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Gerard McIntyre (+6)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 71-Shane Stewart, 13.691; 2. 12n-Joey Saldana, 13.888; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.896; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.939; 5. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.968; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 14.154; 7. 4-Cap Henry, 14.253; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.293; 9. 21-Brinton Marvel, 14.331; 10. 5h-Jordan Harble, 14.533

Group (B)
1. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.646; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.698; 3. 11-Zeb Wise, 14.017; 4. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.385; 5. 1B-Keith Baxter, 14.389; 6. 28-Tim Shaffer, 14.439; 7. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.450; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.457; 9. 15k-Chad Kemenah, 14.510; 10. 54-Danny Smith, 14.703

Group (C)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 14.223; 2. 17-Josh Baughman, 14.303; 3. 99-Skylar Gee, 14.388; 4. 70-Sye Lynch, 14.527; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 14.631; 6. 4X-Jimmy Stinson, 14.760; 7. 59-Bryan Nuckles, 15.178; 8. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 15.392; 9. 40i-Mark Imler, 15.933; 10. 22D-Josh Davis, 99.500

Group (D)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 14.380; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 14.623; 3. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 14.678; 4. 19R-Jordan Ryan, 14.797; 5. 23-Cole Macedo, 15.248; 6. 83X-Nate Reeser, 15.590; 7. 9W-Lance Webb, 15.609; 8. 1-Jamie Myers, 15.989; 9. 15-Mitch Harble, 99.730

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 71-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [8]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [6]; 6. 12N-Joey Saldana [3]; 7. 5H-Jordan Harble [10]; 8. 4-Cap Henry [7]; 9. 21-Brinton Marvel [9]; 10. 3C-Cale Conley [5]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 3. 11-Zeb Wise [2]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 5. 1B-Keith Baxter [5]; 6. 54-Danny Smith [10]; 7. 15K-Chad Kemenah [9]; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton [8]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 10. 28-Tim Shaffer [6]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [6]; 2. 59-Bryan Nuckles [7]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 5. 21N-Frankie Nervo [8]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 7. 22D-Josh Davis [10]; 8. 17-Josh Baughman [3]; 9. 40I-Mark Imler [9]; 10. 70-Sye Lynch [1]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker [3]; 3. 19R-Jordan Ryan [1]; 4. A79-Brandon Wimmer [2]; 5. 23-Cole Macedo [5]; 6. 9W-Lance Webb [7]; 7. 1-Jamie Myers [8]; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser [6]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 71-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [5]; 4. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [5]; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker [3]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [4]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 17-Josh Baughman [11]; 2. 12N-Joey Saldana [1]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [3]; 4. 15K-Chad Kemenah [6]; 5. 54-Danny Smith [4]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [15]; 7. 22D-Josh Davis [9]; 8. 9W-Lance Webb [5]; 9. 22B-Ryan Broughton [12]; 10. 1-Jamie Myers [8]; 11. 4-Cap Henry [10]; 12. 21-Brinton Marvel [14]; 13. 70-Sye Lynch [18]; 14. 5H-Jordan Harble [7]; 15. 40I-Mark Imler [16]; 16. 83X-Nate Reeser [13]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 71-Shane Stewart [3]; 5. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]; 6. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [5]; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker [8]; 8. 11-Zeb Wise [12]; 9. 99-Skylar Gee [13]; 10. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [7]; 11. 13-Paul McMahan [10]; 12. 24-Rico Abreu [17]; 13. 26-Cory Eliason [9]; 14. 19R-Jordan Ryan [14]; 15. 59-Bryan Nuckles [11]; 16. 23-Cole Macedo [19]; 17. O7-Gerard McIntyre [23]; 18. 81-Lee Jacobs [15]; 19. 15K-Chad Kemenah [24]; 20. A79-Brandon Wimmer [16]; 21. 21N-Frankie Nervo [20]; 22. 12N-Joey Saldana [22]; 23. 1B-Keith Baxter [18]; 24. 17-Josh Baughman [21]; 25. 70-Sye Lynch [25]; 26. 54-Danny Smith [26] Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson (1-30)

2020 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires Standings: (As of July 10, 2020):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1008
2. Cale Conley - 926
3. Paul McMahan - 926
4. Cory Eliason - 894
5. Zeb Wise - 870
6. Skylar Gee - 862
7. Josh Baughman -836
8. Greg Wilson - 816
9. Tim Shaffer - 812
10. Stuart Brubaker - 792

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of July 10, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 2894
2. Cory Eliason - 2728
3. Paul McMahan - 2660
4. Zeb Wise - 2656
5. Skylar Gee - 2494
6. Josh Baughman - 2488
7. Greg Wilson - 2480
8. Brock Zearfoss - 1776
9. Tony Stewart - 1702
10. Danny Dietrich - 1678

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/20): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/20): Kyle Larson (6)

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Winner Parker Price-Miller (Trent Gower Photo)



BETTER THAN THE FIRST: Price-Miller holds off Donny Schatz for second career victory
Dietz Motorsports gets its first World of Outlaws win at 34 Raceway

WEST BURLINGTON, IA – July 10, 2020 – A second career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win was in sight for Parker Price-Miller – along with a first career win for Dietz Motorsports.

With four laps to go in the 30-lap Feature at 34 Raceway, Price-Miller had a near two-second lead over 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz.

However, his charge went from attack to defense in a split second. He pulled a wheelie off the corner while trying to pass a slower car and when he landed the car’s mud guard got into a spark plug wire, killing a cylinder. His speed slowed. Schatz closed in.

The near two second lead closed to about three-tenths. Schatz, who hasn’t won since May and hasn’t finished on the podium in eight races, was just as determined to take the victory. And behind both of them was a hard charging Brad Sweet – the reigning champion and current points leader.

With a hurt engine and champions breathing down his neck, Price-Miller – in his seventh part-time season – showed the poise of a veteran, not letting the pressure corrupt his focus. Fighting to extract every ounce of speed he could from his ChalkStix #14 car, Price-Miller held off Schatz by 0.101 sec. at the line to pick up the Friday night win and $10,000 top prize.

“It’s amazing,” Price-Miller said about getting his second career World of Outlaws win. “It feels really good. The first one (at Tri-State Speedway in 2017) is always going to be special to me. Haubstadt, it favors non-wing guys, where I came from. To win here on an unusual track that all of the Outlaw guys are going to be good at and to beat Donny (Schatz) and Brad (Sweet) there on the podium is really special. Probably on top as my number one.”

Car owner and Crew Chief Philip Dietz was equally as excited to pick up his fist win with the team he co-owns with his wife.

“It’s pretty crazy to be honest,” said Dietz, who has two Knoxville Nationals wins as a crew chief for Jason Johnson Racing. “He ran a great race. I was getting nervous there at the end. I could tell he was down a cylinder… I couldn’t be happier. I wish my wife Brooke was here. It’s really special.”

Price-Miller and Dietz Motorsports had been finding consistency and building momentum in the past couple of weeks. They entered the event with four top-10 finishes and two top-five finishes in the last five races. Their speed continued into the event at 34 Raceway – the Series’ first visit back to the track since 2014 – with a sixth-place qualifying effort and a runner-up finish in the Drydene Heat Race and DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

Schatz won the Dash, but Price-Miller showed he was not going to let Schatz run away with is second win at the track by staying within reach throughout the six-lap race.

When the Feature went green, Price-Miller looked to have 10 cylinders under the hood of his Dietz Motorsports machine by darting around the outside of Schatz on the exit of Turn 2 with ease. From there, he ran away and never looked back.

A red flag at the halfway point for Lynton Jeffrey flipping terminated Price-Miller’s three second lead over Schatz. It proved to be a mere annoyance than true hinderance. Price-Miller picked up where he left off on the restart and drove away from the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15.

With nearly three laps to go, Price-Miller suffered the spark plug issue and found himself in Schatz's clutches. However, in the closing battle between David and Goliath, it was the Goliath who almost took himself out of the duel. Schatz jumped the cushion exiting Turn 2, causing him to get out of shape and make contact with third-place Kerry Madsen, who then flipped.

Down on power, Price-Miller had two laps to hold off Schatz. Fortunately for him, the field lined up single file for the restart. If they were double file, Price-Miller said he doubts he would have been able to fend off Schatz.

But after the green flag waved for the final time, Price-Miller did just that. Schatz snuck to his outside off Turn 4 and tried to charge his way past but ran out of time before the checkered flag was presented to the Kokomo, IN driver.

“That’s all you can do,” Schatz said. “We got a run at the green-white-checkered. He started to bobble a little bit and got us a run. Tried the bottom one lap and knew he was going to get protective the next one, so we just went for something and tried to guess. We got close.”

Schatz’s finish moved him back into second in points – now 114 points behind Sweet, who finished third.

Sweet earned the KSE Racing Hard Charger award for the second race in a row. He made his way from 10th to third – his 15th podium finish in the first 20 races and sixth in a row.

For Price-Miller, with his first win of the season and first with Dietz Motorsports now secured, he foresees more to come in the future.

“It’s just really hard to win these races,” Price-Miller said. “I haven’t really been in a consistent ride. I’m really happy with where I’m at. It takes consistency and to build a team around you. You just have to keep with those guys and more wins will come.”

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI on Saturday, July 11 for the Badget 40. For tickets click here. https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=182

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

Race Results: 7/10/20 – 34 Raceway

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 14-Parker Price-Miller [2][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [10][$3,200]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [5][$2,800]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$2,300]; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman [11][$2,200]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9][$2,100]; 9. 41-David Gravel [12][$2,050]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$2,000]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [14][$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [16][$1,200]; 13. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [13][$1,100]; 14. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [20][$1,050]; 15. 21-Brian Brown [19][$1,000]; 16. 7-Tim Kaeding [17][$900]; 17. 9-Kasey Kahne [15][$800]; 18. 2C-Wayne Johnson [23][$800]; 19. 33M-Mason Daniel [21][$800]; 20. 15M-Bobby Mincer [22][$800]; 21. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3][$800]; 22. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [18][$800]; 23. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey [4][$800]; 24. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [24][$800]; Lap Leaders: Parker Price-Miller 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+7]

Qualifying – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.258; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.292; 3. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey, 13.371; 4. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.406; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.418; 6. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 13.431; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.433; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.434; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.487; 10. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, 13.505; 11. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.505; 12. 41-David Gravel, 13.525; 13. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.546; 14. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.557; 15. 9-Kasey Kahne, 13.564; 16. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.588; 17. 7-Tim Kaeding, 13.609; 18. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 13.748; 19. 21-Brian Brown, 13.865; 20. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.866; 21. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.885; 22. 6-Bill Rose, 13.971; 23. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, 13.98; 24. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 14.006; 25. 9K-Kyle Schuett, 14.067; 26. 15M-Bobby Mincer, 14.173; 27. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 14.2

DRYDENE Heat #1 (8 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 2-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 5. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [4]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [7]; 8. 6-Bill Rose [8]; 9. 9K-Kyle Schuett [9]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (8 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [5]; 6. 7-Tim Kaeding [6]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 8. 15M-Bobby Mincer [9]; 9. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [8]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (8 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey [1]; 2. 14-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 41-David Gravel [4]; 5. 9-Kasey Kahne [5]; 6. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [6]; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel [7]; 8. 2C-Wayne Johnson [9]; 9. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [8]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 14-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey [5]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [3]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 21-Brian Brown [1][-]; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [2][-]; 3. 33M-Mason Daniel [3][-]; 4. 15M-Bobby Mincer [5][-]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson [6][-]; 6. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [9][-]; 7. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [8][$300]; 8. 9K-Kyle Schuett [7][$250]; 9. 6-Bill Rose [4][$225]

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Tyler Courtney became the second driver to win multiple USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car races at Knoxville Raceway following Saturday night's victory on the opening night of the Brandt Corn Belt Nationals.
(Ray Hague Photo)



COURTNEY CINCHES CORN BELT NATIONALS OPENER AT KNOXVILLE

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Knoxville, Iowa (July 10, 2020).........In essence, it didn't take long for Tyler Courtney to get to the front of the field in Friday night's Brandt Corn Belt Nationals opener at Iowa's Knoxville Raceway.

In another sense, however, the wait was more than long enough.

The 2018 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion started 3rd on the grid for the 25-lapper, but instantly split between both front row occupants Wyatt Burks and Riley Kreisel through the middle of turn one, then powered off turn two and never looked back the remainder of the distance.

The Indianapolis, Ind. native admitted it's been a rough and tumble couple of months for him in both the midget and his recent dabbles in a winged sprint car. Yet, Friday night, he went to the well for a sterling performance in earning his 27th career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature win, tying Kevin Thomas Jr. for 17th all-time, and notching his first with the series in 2020.

It's something the 2018 Knoxville USAC Sprint winner considers a boon for both the morale and confidence for the Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing team and his NOS Energy Drink Turbo - CSI - ZMax - Schoenfeld/Spike/Rider Chevy.

"(Car owner) Tim (Clauson) and the guys gave me a really good car tonight," Courtney exclaimed. "I love Knoxville Raceway. This place is awesome in a wing car, a non-wing car; I'd like to come here in a midget, a Silver Crown car, whatever we can get here, that'd be sweet. When you sit back and think of all the guys that've won here, we won here once, but to put your name on the list again is just really cool."

As Courtney stretched his lead out in the beginning stages, on the fifth lap, he encountered his lone hiccup of the night as he stumbled atop the turn four cushion, allowing second-place Riley Kreisel to close the gap. But he too would find a similar fate in the turn four fluff one lap later, causing him to hedge the pace a tad while Courtney opened the spigot once again.

On a lap eight restart, Brady Bacon began to position himself in a familiar spot at Knoxville as the Corn Belt "sweeper" from 2019 with a slide by Burks for third on the bottom of turn one, then initiated a reprise of the move again a lap later, similarly sliding by Kreisel for second.

Just after midway, series point leader Justin Grant elevated himself to third with a reminiscent turn one slider past Kreisel on the 13th circuit. Still, the 2017 Knoxville winner was more than a half-straightaway behind the two most recent Knoxville winners in Courtney and Bacon running first and second.

In traffic with nine laps to go, Courtney was scoping his way through traffic, attempting to slide Jack Wagner in turn one, but couldn't make the move stick, causing him to lose momentum and fall in line behind Wagner which allowed Bacon to chomp the interval behind Courtney to as close as it had been all race long.

Once Courtney freed himself from the shackles, Bacon became stifled behind a wall of traffic himself and lost valuable ground to Courtney just as he was prepping to pounce. Courtney jostled out of the pack and constructed another half-straight lead over Bacon with six laps to go.

With five laps remaining, the final yellow of the night fell for the stopped car of 2020 USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association Sprint Car winner Don Droud Jr., who came to a halt above the turn four cushion. As a result, traffic was now crystal clear ahead Courtney as was the road for Bacon to reach Courtney with nary a lapped car nestled in between.

Courtney led the field low off turn four on the restart and remained about midway up on the front straightaway before darting back to the bottom of turn one to slide himself before Bacon ever had a chance to do so himself. With the slider attempt thwarted, Courtney expanded his lead to 10 car lengths over Bacon to put a "Fin" on this story for the evening while Bacon fought tooth-and-nail with Grant for second.

Courtney closed his latest triumph with a 1.105 second victory over Bacon, Grant, Chris Windom and C.J. Leary.

Tyler Courtney earned his 27th career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature win Friday night at Knoxville, tying Kevin Thomas Jr. for 17th all-time, and notching his first with the series in 2020.
(Ray Hague Photo)

Lamenting last year's results in the inaugural Corn Belt Nationals with 4th and 3rd place finishes on each of the two nights, Courtney has primed himself to rectify those past shortcomings when he straps on the helmet for Saturday night's $20,000-to-win finale.

"We came up a little bit short last year both nights, but we've put ourselves in a good spot for tomorrow," Courtney said. "We'll get through qualifying, our qualifier tomorrow, and hopefully be in the first couple of rows for the feature and try to take home some money."

For second-place Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla., the bottom nor the middle of the racing surface seemed to be there for the two-time USAC National Sprint Car champion as he made his run at Courtney in his Dynamics, Inc./Fatheadz Eyewear - DriveWFX.com/Triple X/Rider Chevy for the lead in the later phases of the feature. For him to be able to get by Courtney, Bacon explained that his competition would've had to make a catastrophic mistake for him to pass, so he settled into second with the intention of not making any mistakes himself, though he admitted that he did became a bit complacent late and allowed Grant to pose a threat for the runner-up spot.

For Ione, California's Grant, his 3rd place result at Knoxville marked his 10th consecutive top-five finish in 10 starts during his 2020 campaign. Grant explained he became very tight near the end in his TOPP Motorsports/NOS Energy Drink - TOPP Industries - The Bow Foundation/Maxim/Claxton Chevy, getting noticeably tight on the curb, and didn't have nearly enough to make a move on Bacon stick for good.

C.J. Leary's Fatheadz Eyewear fast qualifying time earlier in the night was the 26th of his USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car career, tying him for 14th all-time with 2004 series champion Jay Drake.

Chase Stockon set a new 12-lap USAC National Sprint Car track record during the semi-feature at a time of 4:26.089, breaking the previous record at Knoxville set by Merle Bettenhausen in 1971.

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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: July 10, 2020 - Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, Iowa - 1/2-Mile Dirt Oval - Brandt Corn Belt Nationals - Co-Sanctioned by Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint Car League

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING FLIGHT ONE: 1. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-19.386; 2. Dave Darland, 36d, EZR/Curb-Agajanian-19.557; 3. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-19.766; 4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-19.833; 5. Wyatt Burks, 11w, Burks-19.865; 6. Chris Windom, 19, Hayward-19.877; 7. Wesley Smith, 12s, Helm-20.173; 8. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-20.372; 9. Dustin Clark, 75, Clark-20.454; 10. Matt Westfall, 33m, Marshall-20.505; 11. Glen Saville, 19L, Leyton-20.642; 12. Mitch Wissmiller, 29, RMB-20.694; 13. Shane Cottle, 74x, Hodges-20.798; 14. Neal Matuska, 48, Matuska-21.112; 15. Jack Wagner, 77J, Hockett-21.170; 16. Steve Irwin, 0s, Flying Zero-21.171; 17. Terry Richards, 18, TR-21.180; 18. Justin Standridge, 8D, Schlattweiler-21.370; 19. Justin Zimmerman, 9w, Williams-21.746; 20. Paul Dues, 87, Dues-21.839; 21. Chuck Alexander, 5, Alexander-22.069; 22. Jason Billups, 2, Billups-22.108; 23. Max Grogan, 66m, Grogan-22.510; 24. Samuel Wagner, 73, Wagner-22.605; 25. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-22.754; 26. Steve Thomas, 27, Thomas-22.955; 27. Mario Clouser, 6, Clouser-NT.

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING FLIGHT TWO: 1. Carson Short, 71p, Daigh/Phillips-19.631; 2. Chase Stockon, 5s, KO-19.685; 3. Nick Bilbee, 17, Bilbee-19.734; 4. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall/Newman-19.788; 5. Tanner Thorson, 19A, Reinbold/Underwood-19.855; 6. Logan Seavey, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-20.033; 7. Riley Kreisel, 90, DKR-20.074; 8. Jake Swanson, 34AZ, Team AZ-20.081; 9. Brian VanMeveren, 24, VanMeveren-20.116; 10. Ryan Bernal, 17GP, Dutcher-20.131; 11. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-20.327; 12. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9K, KT-20.570; 13. Dustin Smith, 77, Smith-20.674; 14. Don Droud Jr., 1m, Burch-20.682; 15. Dennis Gile, 13, Gile-20.968; 16. Anthony Nicholson, 16, Nicholson-21.159; 17. Jonathan Hughes, 67, Hughes-21.306; 18. Clinton Boyles, 90, Smith-21.321; 19. Lane Stone, ST1, Stone-21.343; 20. Brandon Stevenson, 0, Stevenson-21.622; 21. Josh Castro, 4T, Terzich/Gile-21.788; 22. Zach Clark, 2c, C & C-21.964; 23. Braydon Cromwell, 4A, Cromwell-22.390; 24. Doug Sylvester, 12x, Sylvester-22.390; 25. Clinton Bruns, 7, Bruns-22.464; 26. Brandon Halverson, 13MJ, Halverson-NT.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Dustin Clark, 2. Justin Grant, 3. C.J. Leary, 4. Wyatt Burks, 5. Wesley Smith, 6. Jack Wagner, 7. Shane Cottle, 8. Glen Saville, 9. Terry Richards, 10. Robert Bell, 11. Max Grogan. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Chris Windom, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Robert Ballou, 4. Matt Westfall, 5. Steve Irwin, 6. Mitch Wissmiller, 7. Samuel Wagner, 8. Paul Dues, 9. Justin Standridge, 10. Neal Matuska, 11. Steve Thomas, 12. Jason Billups, 13. Dave Darland. NT

AUTOMETER THIRD HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Riley Kreisel, 2. Nick Bilbee, 3. Carson Short, 4. Brian VanMeveren, 5. Tanner Thorson, 6. Dennis Gile, 7. Brandon Mattox, 8. Dustin Smith, 9. Jonathan Hughes, 10. Lane Stone, 11. Josh Castro, 12. Clinton Bruns, 13. Braydon Cromwell. 2:51.722

INDY RACE PARTS FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Tyler Courtney, 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 3. Jake Swanson, 4. Ryan Bernal, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Logan Seavey, 7. Don Droud Jr., 8. Anthony Nicholson, 9. Brandon Stevenson, 10. Zach Clark, 11. Doug Sylvester, 12. Clinton Boyles, 13. Brandon Halverson. 2:47.775

C-MAIN: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the semi) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Brandon Stevenson, 3. Clinton Boyles, 4. Terry Richards, 5. Lane Stone, 6. Justin Zimmerman, 7. Justin Standridge, 8. Braydon Cromwell, 9. Jason Billups, 10. Josh Castro, 11. Neal Matuska, 12. Clinton Bruns, 13. Max Grogan, 14. Robert Bell, 15. Chuck Alexander, 16. Steve Thomas, 17. Jonathan Hughes, 18. Zach Clark, 19. Doug Sylvester. NT

INDY METAL FINISHING SEMI: (12 laps, top-8 transfer to the feature) 1. Chase Stockon, 2. Tanner Thorson, 3. Wesley Smith, 4. Logan Seavey, 5. Jack Wagner, 6. Shane Cottle, 7. Don Droud Jr., 8. Dennis Gile, 9. Steve Irwin, 10. Glen Saville, 11. Clinton Boyles, 12. Dustin Smith, 13. Anthony Nicholson, 14. Mitch Wissmiller, 15. Lane Stone, 16. Dave Darland, 17. Terry Richards, 18. Justin Zimmerman, 19. Samuel Wagner, 20. Brandon Stevenson, 21. Paul Dues, 22. Brandon Mattox. 4:26.089 (New Track Record)

FEATURE: (25 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Tyler Courtney (3), 2. Brady Bacon (4), 3. Justin Grant (6), 4. Chris Windom (9), 5. C.J. Leary (8), 6. Ryan Bernal (14), 7. Carson Short (7), 8. Jake Swanson (10), 9. Logan Seavey (20), 10. Wesley Smith (19), 11. Chase Stockon (17), 12. Wyatt Burks (1), 13. Kevin Thomas Jr. (16), 14. Nick Bilbee (5), 15. Tanner Thorson (18), 16. Riley Kreisel (2), 17. Matt Westfall (15), 18. Shane Cottle (22), 19. Don Droud Jr. (23), 20. Jack Wagner (21), 21. Brian VanMeveren (12), 22. Dustin Clark (13), 23. Robert Ballou (11), 24. Dennis Gile (24). NT

**Dave Darland flipped during qualifying. Jonathan Hughes & Doug Sylvester flipped during the C-Main.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Tyler Courtney.

USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Justin Grant-694, 2-Chris Windom-624, 3-Brady Bacon-618, 4-C.J. Leary-603, 5-Chase Stockon-595, 6-Kevin Thomas Jr.-573, 7-Carson Short-545, 8-Dave Darland-470, 9-Brandon Mattox-414, 10-Mario Clouser-373.

CORN BELT NATIONALS POINTS: 1-Tyler Courtney-494, 2-Brady Bacon-489, 3-Justin Grant-489, 4-C.J. Leary-486, 5-Chris Windom-484, 6-Carson Short-482, 7-Nick Bilbee-467, 8-Jake Swanson-466, 9-Chase Stockon-466, 10-Ryan Bernal-463.

OVERALL PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Chris Windom-59, 2-Tanner Thorson-54, 3-Logan Seavey-54, 4-Justin Grant-41, 5-Cannon McIntosh-32, 6-Andrew Layser-31, 7-Kevin Thomas Jr.-30, 8-Brady Bacon-29, 9-Chase Stockon-28, 10-Tanner Carrick-27.

CORN BELT NATIONALS PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Logan Seavey-11, 2-Wesley Smith-9, 3-Ryan Bernal-8, 4-Chase Stockon-6, 5-Chris Windom-5, 6-Shane Cottle-4, 7-Don Droud Jr.-4, 8-Justin Grant-3, 9-C.J. Leary-3, 10-Kevin Thomas Jr.-3.

NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: July 11, 2020 - Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, Iowa - 1/2-Mile Dirt Oval - Brandt Corn Belt Nationals - Co-Sanctioned by the Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint Car League

CONTINGENCY AWARD WINNERS:

Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier: C.J. Leary

Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner: Dustin Clark

Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner: Chris Windom

AutoMeter Third Heat Winner: Riley Kreisel

Indy Race Parts Fourth Heat Winner: Tyler Courtney

Indy Metal Finishing Semi Winner: Chase Stockon

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger: Logan Seavey

Roger & Barb Tapy 13th Fastest Qualifier: Riley Kreisel

Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher: Kevin Thomas Jr.

Saldana Racing Products First Non-Transfer: Steve Irwin

ProSource Hard Work Award: Dennis Gile

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