Archive for Sprints

Grandview Speedway






TRACK PHONE: 610.754.7688 or visit
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton @, 215.752.7797 or 267.934.7286



BECHTELSVILLE, PA May 22, 2018 . . . NASCAR sanctioned short track stock car racing will be the attraction at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night (May 26) kicking off two big nights of dirt track racing as part of Memorial Day weekend excitement.

The Saturday night show will feature the T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds, Sportsman and Late Models. The tripleheader card of excitement will have racing starting at 7:30 p.m.

At least 12 events of stock car racing will be presented with 28 cars going to the starting line in the 30-lap Modified feature race while Late Models and Sportsman will each race in 25-lap main events after a full series of qualifying events.

Modified point leader Brett Kressley will be looking for his second win of the season with strong competition coming from the likes of Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk, Mike Gular, Frank Cozze and a host of other talents.

Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. and that is when the Low Down and Dirty Internet radio show will be presenting their weekly Meet and Greet with drivers and cars on display. This week Sportsman racers Nathan Mohr and Ken Eckert Jr. will be there along with Modified talent Justin Grim.

Admission for the Saturday night action packed racing is just $15 for adults while youngsters under 12 are admitted FREE. There is free parking on the speedway grounds.

And the second part of the Memorial Day weekend action at Grandview will feature the first Pioneer Pole Buildings Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events on Sunday, May 27th with the 21st Annual Traffic Jam Big Block/Small Block Modifieds main event, a 40-lapper paying $5,000 to win, topping the show. Also included will be the Sportsman stock cars along with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series. Gates open at 5 p.m. while starts at 7:30 p.m.

Fans will have the opportunity to see top names in Modified stock car racing along with rising stars in Sportsman and Sprint car racing in the Sunday action.

Adult admission is $25 while youngsters 6 – 11 paying $10. Kids under 6 are admitted free. Admission to the pit area, no license required, is $35.

Complete information on racing at Grandview can be found at, Facebook or by telephoning 610.754.7688.

Grandview Speedway, one of the most successful NASCAR short tracks in the nation, is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA 10 miles north of Pottstown.

The United States Auto Club.









Contact: Richie Murray - USAC Media /

2011 'Tony Hulman Classic' winner Chris Windom leads the pack last season at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. (Gene Crucean Photo)


By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Terre Haute, Indiana.........Kevin Thomas, Jr. has seemingly had the Midas touch in USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car competition over the past two years. No driver has accumulated more victories than the Cullman, Alabama driver over that stretch and he arrives at this Wednesday night's 48th running of the "Tony Hulman Classic" as the reigning race winner and the current series point leader.

Thomas has already won twice this season at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. and Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway. Last fall, though, Thomas picked up one of the biggest victories of his career as he slid his way past Dave Darland with five laps remaining, then ran down leader Chase Stockon with three to go to win his first USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature at the Action Track in four seasons.

Thomas owns two career USAC National Sprint Car victories at the half-mile dirt oval in Terre Haute, also winning back in 2013 during "Indiana Sprint Week" in a ferocious battle with Darland. His Dynamics, Inc./Hoffman Auto Racing team has won four times at Terre Haute, including one "Hulman Classic" with Jerry Coons, Jr. in 2010.

The "Hulman Classic" has been a special event for Darland over the years. It's the home of the Lincoln, Indiana native's first career series win back in 1993. A mere 21 years later, in 2014, he was back in victory lane at the Action Track for his second "Hulman Classic" win. The resurgence of Darland has already led him to victory lane at Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway in April.

Second in points, Chris Windom has a full plate of racing on his docket for this week, beginning with Wednesday's "Hulman Classic." The 2011 "Hulman Classic" winner also intends to run Thursday's "Hoosier Hundred" at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, the "Dave Steele Carb Night Classic" at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana on Friday and the Payless "Little 500" on Saturday at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway. Sandwiched between all that is his debut appearance with the Indy Lights series in the "Freedom 100" at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, marking 770 laps of competition in five races for the Canton, Illinois native in main events over a four-day span.

Robert Ballou, sixth in the standings, collected the two most recent "Hulman Classic" rifles prior to Thomas, winning the "Hulman" back-to-back in 2015 and 2016. After a tough start to the season, the 2015 series champ out of Rocklin, Calif. has finished in the top-five in his last three starts with two second-place finishes.

Another past series champ who's returned to form in the most recent races after a sluggish start is Broken Arrow, Oklahoma's Brady Bacon. The 2014 and 2016 champ has finished in the top-five in each of his past three starts, including a victory at Eldora two weeks ago to rise up to eighth in the standings.

Ninth in points, Ione, California's Justin Grant is USAC's most recent winner at Terre Haute, capturing the "Sumar Classic" for the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car division in late April. Starting from the pole position in that race was Tyler Courtney from Indianapolis, Indiana. The driver known as "Sunshine" is third in points on the strength of two early season victories in Ocala, Fla.

Like Grant, C.J. Leary has reached the peak at Terre Haute in USAC competition, but not yet in a sprint car. In 2016, the Greenfield, Indiana native picked up a "Sumar Classic" Silver Crown victory and has been a perennial frontrunner in that event. He recently finished fifth in this year's edition and is looking to break through for his first USAC National Sprint Car win of the year following a banner year in 2017 in which he earned a career-high five wins.

Jerry Coons, Jr. is one of three multiple-time "Hulman Classic" winners entered for Terre Haute, bagging that crown in 2010 and 2013. The Tucson, Arizona native, and one of six USAC Triple Crown champs, returns to action in the Krockenberger Racing No. 21K.

Chase Stockon, fifth in the standings, finished third in last year's "Hulman," coming up just three laps short of the win after leading the first 27 laps of the 30-lap feature. You can count on the Fort Branch, Indiana driver being one of the contenders yet again this Wednesday. After all, he is a past USAC National Sprint Car winner at Terre Haute back in 2016 at the "Don Smith Classic."

Hanford, California's Chad Boespflug resides 10th in the standings, and has come close to winning at Terre Haute twice with a pair of runner-up finishes in two of his last three USAC Sprint Car appearances there.

The "Tony Hulman Classic" began in 1971 and is the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car division's longest-running annually-contested event. George Snider was victorious in the first edition. Other winners over the years include, just to name a few, Joe Saldana, Gary Bettenhausen, Pancho Carter, Jan Opperman, Sheldon Kinser, Jack Hewitt, Ron Shuman, Rich Vogler, Steve Butler, Doug Kalitta, J.J. Yeley, Tracy Hines, Jon Stanbrough Cory Kruseman, plus the only three-time winners of the event: Cary Faas and Levi Jones.

USAC's "The Week of Indy" begins at the Terre Haute Action Track on Wednesday, May 23. The "Tony Hulman Classic" will feature the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car tour and the Scott's Custom Colors UMP DIRTcar Modifieds.

Terre Haute pits are scheduled to open at 3pm, grandstands at 4pm, hot laps at 6:30pm, and racing action is scheduled to begin at 8pm. General admission tickets for the "Tony Hulman Classic" will be sold at the gate for $25 on raceday. Infield tickets are also available for $15, while children 11 and under are free.

Tickets can be obtained by calling Track Enterprises at 217-764-3200 or at the gate on raceday. A three-day special Superticket for the full week of Indy including the "Tony Hulman Classic" at the Terre Haute Action Track on Wednesday, May 23, the "Hoosier Hundred" at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Thursday, May 24 and the "Dave Steele Carb Night Classic" at Lucas Oil Raceway on Friday, May 25 is also available at

The "Tony Hulman Classic" will be streamed LIVE on A day later, you can watch it again, on-demand, at http://www.Loudpedal.TV/.



Terre Haute Action Track
1971: George Snider
1972: Bruce Walkup
1973: Joe Saldana
1974: Gary Bettenhausen
1975: Pancho Carter
1976: Jan Opperman
1977: James McElreath
1978: Dick Tobias
1979: Pancho Carter
1980: Eddie Leavitt
1981: Sheldon Kinser
1982: Chet Johnson
1983: Jack Hewitt
1984: Rick Hood
1985: Ron Shuman
1986: Rich Vogler
1987: Steve Butler

Indianapolis Raceway Park
1988: Steve Butler
1989: Rich Vogler
1990: Jeff Bloom
1991: Eric Gordon

Terre Haute Action Track
1992: Cary Faas
1993: Dave Darland
1994: Cary Faas
1995: Jack Hewitt
1996: Doug Kalitta
1997: J.J. Yeley
1998: Cary Faas
1999: Terry Pletch
2000: Jay Drake
2001: Tracy Hines
2002: Jon Stanbrough
2003: J.J. Yeley
2004: Cory Kruseman
2005: Levi Jones
2006: Daron Clayton
2007: Jon Stanbrough
2008: Levi Jones
2009: Levi Jones
2010: Jerry Coons, Jr.
2011: Chris Windom
2012: Bud Kaeding
2013: Jerry Coons, Jr.
2014: Dave Darland
2015: Robert Ballou
2016: Robert Ballou
2017: Kevin Thomas, Jr.

Categories : News, Short Track, Sprints, USAC
Comments (0)
The United States Auto Club.









Contact: Richie Murray - USAC Media /

#14 Ken Schrader (Rich Forman Photo)


By: Jay Hardin - Track Enterprises Staff

Indianapolis, Indiana.........Eleven rookies on this year's Hoosier Hundred entry list have the opportunity of a lifetime to learn from two legendary drivers who competed in the big cars long before many of the rookies were even born.

If the return of 1991 & 1993 race winner Jeff Swindell wasn't enough news, the return of 1982 Silver Crown champion Ken Schrader has only added to the buzz created by the continued upward swing of USAC's top tier series.

Swindell continues to hold the 60-mile track record set here in May of 1987 when he drove from the back of the pack to capture a spectacular race win in the "Hulman 100" and went on to turn heads that year setting a world record at Springfield and nearly winning at Du Quoin. His performance led to a full-time ride with Tim Delrose and Bob Galas in 1990 and, in 1991, they captured the first of two "Hoosier Hundred" races.

Swindell was mostly absent from the series after the 1993 season, but returned in 2006 to run at Springfield and Du Quoin for Galas. Jeff came back to Indianapolis in 2010 and 2011, and again in 2016. In 2016, he was marching toward the front when he was caught up in an accident on lap 84. Later that year, he led 55 miles at Du Quoin before finishing second and nearly won at Du Quoin last year, showing that there is still gas left in the tank of the Tennessee native.

1982 Silver Crown champ Ken Schrader made his series debut at Terre Haute, ironically, driving for Tim Delrose and Bob Galas. The 1979 USAC Stock Car Rookie of the Year and the 1983 USAC Sprint Car champ would eventually go on to become a NASCAR Rookie of the Year and a multi-time NASCAR Cup winner before scaling back to run dirt tracks and a part-time ARCA schedule. He toyed with the idea of getting back into one of the dirt champ cars back in 2016. The idea became a reality in 2017 when Springfield, Illinois car owner Dennis McQuinn offered him the seat of the familiar orange 14 and Schrader willingly accepted running both Springfield and Du Quoin.

Kenny first appeared on the Indy mile in the May 1982 "Hulman 100," starting second and finishing third while leading 37 miles. He finished ninth in the 1982 "Hoosier Hundred," then won the pole in 1983 and led the first nine laps before blowing an engine in front of the grandstand on lap 33. His best finish in the event came in 1984 when he started and finished seventh, his last appearance in a dirt car on the fairgrounds mile. He has since, however, won in ARCA stock cars and UMP Modifieds at the fairgrounds.

The "Hoosier Hundred" presented by TBA Oil & Warehouse begins with the pits opening at noon, grandstands opening at 3pm, practice at 5pm and racing at 7pm. The 100-mile main event is scheduled for an 8pm start.

The "Hoosier Hundred" is the second of three events in USAC's "Week of Indy," featuring the "Tony Hulman Classic" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track on Wednesday, May 23, the "Hoosier Hundred" at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis on Thursday, May 24, and the "Dave Steele Carb Night Classic" at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana on Friday, May 25.

A great deal is available for those who don't want to miss a single lap of "The Week of Indy". A Superticket is being sold for a savings of 25% off of the regular three-day prices. For just $60, a savings of $20, a fan will receive general admission at Terre Haute and Lucas Oil Raceway as well as a reserved seat for the "Hoosier Hundred." To purchase a Superticket, visit or call 217-764-3200.

The "Hoosier Hundred" will be streamed LIVE on A day later, you can watch it again, on-demand, at http://www.Loudpedal.TV/. You can also listen to all the action LIVE on the USAC app.


04 (R) NEIL SHEPHERD/Warsaw, IN (Shepherd Racing)
07 JACOB WILSON/Crawfordsville, IN (Wilson Brothers Racing)
2 PATRICK LAWSON/Edwardsville, IL (Patrick Lawson)
4 JOE LIGUORI/Tampa, FL (Liguori Racing)
5 J.C. BLAND/Springfield, IL (Bland Brothers Enterprises)
6 BRADY BACON/Broken Arrow, OK (Klatt Enterprises)
7 (R) KYLE ROBBINS/New Castle, IN (KR Racing)
8 (R) JOHNNY PETROZELLE/Denton, NC (Cornell-Petrozelle Racing)
9 (R) CHRIS DYSON/Pleasant Valley, NY (Chris Dyson Racing)
12 BRIAN TYLER/Mt. Pleasant, NC (Galas Motorsports)
14 KEN SCHRADER/Fenton, MO (Dennis & Dave McQuinn)
16 AUSTIN NEMIRE/Sylvania, OH (Nemire-Lesko Racing)
17 CHRIS WINDOM/Canton, IL (Gene Nolen Racing)
18 KENNY GENTRY/Henderson, KY (Kenny Gentry)
20 JERRY COONS, JR./Tucson, AZ (Gene Nolen Racing)
21 JEFF SWINDELL/Germantown, TN (Swanson Racing)
26 AARON PIERCE/Muncie, IN (Sam Pierce)
30 C.J. LEARY/Greenfield, IN (Leary Racing)
31 (R) DAVE BERKHEIMER/Mechanicsburg, PA (Berkheimer Racing)
39 MATT GOODNIGHT/Winchester, IN (Goodnight Racing)
40 DAVID BYRNE/Shullsburg, WI (Byrne Racing)
43 (R) DANIEL ROBINSON/Ewing, IL (Ricky Nix/A.J. Felker)
44 DANNY LONG/Bonne Terre, MO (Danny Long)
47 (R) AUSTIN MUNDIE/Dallas, TX (Les Butler)
51 RUSS GAMESTER/Peru, IN (Gamester Racing)
53 STEVE BUCKWALTER/Royersford, PA (SET Racing)
55 CASEY SHUMAN/Tempe, AZ (Bateman Racing)
56 (R) KEVIN THOMAS, JR./Cullman, AL (Foxco Racing)
63 KODY SWANSON/Kingsburg, CA (DePalma Motorsports)
66 BILL ROSE/Plainfield, IN (Bill Rose Racing)
71 SHANE COCKRUM/Benton, IL (Hardy Boys Racing)
81 SHANE COTTLE/Kokomo, IN (Curtis Williams)
91 JUSTIN GRANT/Ione, CA (Hemelgarn Racing)
97 TYLER COURTNEY/Indianapolis, IN (Hans Lein)
99 (R) KOREY WEYANT/Springfield, IL (Scott Weyant)
114 COLEMAN GULICK/Binghamton, NY (Team Scorpion)
118 (R) TRAVIS WELPOTT/Pendleton, IN (Welpott Racing)
124 (R) MIKE HAGGENBOTTOM/Levittown, PA (Haggenbottom Racing)
(R) represents a USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series Rookie of the Year contender.

Comments (0)

World of Outlaws

Contact: Anthony Corini
World of Outlaws PR
408-825-3360 |

Outlaws Forced to Postpone Return to Bridgeport Speedway

SWEDESBORO, NJ – May 21, 2018 – Mother Nature has struck again, forcing the postponement of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to Bridgeport Speedway. The event was scheduled for tomorrow Tuesday, May 22, but extremely saturated grounds at the facility have forced the World of Outlaws and Bridgeport Speedway to postpone the event to a later date.

Both Bridgeport track officials and World of Outlaws officials were at the facility Monday afternoon and worked feverishly before making the ultimate decision that the facility will not be ready by Tuesday due to the amount of rainfall received over the last 72 hours.

Outlaw and Bridgeport officials are working on a date for a potential rescheduled event. Stay tuned to World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series social media channels for the most up to date information. The World of Outlaws 40th Anniversary Season continues Friday, May 25 with the Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway before heading back to the Midwest.

ASCS National Sprint Series

Hafertepe Leads It All With ASCS Red River At Creek County Speedway

Bryan Hulbert - SAPULPA, Okla. (May 18, 2018) Taking off from the front row with the No. 15d of Andrew Deal, it was the No. 15h of Sam Hafertepe, Jr. who took off with the lead and never looked back with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products.

Getting laps at the Oklahoma quarter-mile in preparation for a Speedweek return on Thursday, June 14 with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by, Hafertepe was chased to the line by Matt Covington who trailed by 2.128 seconds.

Struggling with mechanical issues in his Heat Race, Blake Hahn was on a mission when the green flag dropped for the 25 lap affair, cutting a path from 16th to third with Wayne Johnson and Tyler Thomas, from 10th, rounding out the top-five.
Sean McClelland in sixth was trailed by Micky Walker from 11th. Cannon McIntosh from 13th was eighth with Harli White ninth. From the 20th starting spot, Fred Mattox completed the top-ten.

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products goes green again at Lawton Speedway on Saturday, May 19 with action getting underway at 8:00 P.M. (CT). Admission is $15 for adults with kids five and under free. Lawton Speedway is located at 3501 SW Sheridan in Lawton, Okla. More information, directions, and updates on Lawton Speedway can be found online at http://www.lawtonspeedway.comor by calling (580) 355-6417.

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 the over 150 across the ASCS Nation in 2018, log onto, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
ASCS Red River Region
Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, Okla.
Friday, May 18, 2018
Car Count: 22

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [1]; 2. 22-Sean McClelland, [3]; 3. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [2]; 4. 95-Matt Covington, [8]; 5. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [6]; 6. 54-Will Scribner, [4]; 7. 26M-Fred Mattox, [5]; 8. 5M-Charles McManus, [7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 9$-Kyle Clark, [1]; 2. 8-Alex Sewell, [6]; 3. 17W-Harli White, [4]; 4. 53-Brett Wilson, [3]; 5. 2-Mickey Walker, [7]; 6. 90-Lance Norick, [2]; 7. 24-Ben Frey, [5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [1]; 2. 15D-Andrew Deal, [3]; 3. 10B-Kevin Brewer, [4]; 4. 79-Tim Kent, [2]; 5. 23-Seth Bergman, [5]; 6. 52-Blake Hahn, [7]; 7. 20G-Jake Greider, [6]

Pizza Express of Okla. A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [2]; 2. 95-Matt Covington, [4]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [16]; 4. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [6]; 5. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [10]; 6. 22-Sean McClelland, [8]; 7. 2-Mickey Walker, [11]; 8. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [13]; 9. 17W-Harli White, [3]; 10. 26M-Fred Mattox, [20]; 11. 8-Alex Sewell, [5]; 12. 23-Seth Bergman, [15]; 13. 90-Lance Norick, [18]; 14. 20G-Jake Greider, [19]; 15. 54-Will Scribner, [17]; 16. 24-Ben Frey, [21]; 17. 5M-Charles McManus, [22]; 18. 15D-Andrew Deal, [1]; 19. 53-Brett Wilson, [12]; 20. 9$-Kyle Clark, [7]; 21. 79-Tim Kent, [14]; 22. 10B-Kevin Brewer, [9]

Bridgeport Speedway

​For the first time in fifteen years, the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Cars are coming to the Bridgeport Speedway!

When the WoO last raced at the Bridgeport Speedway in 2003, it was Sammy Swindell who took home the win on the lightning fast 5/8th mile track. This time, however, the Outlaws will race on the Design for Vision/Sunglass Central 3/8th mile track at the Bridgeport Speedway on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

Certainly, Fargo, North Dakota driver, Donny Schatz must be listed among the favorites when the Outlaws roll into the Logan Township speedplant for their one and only appearance in the state of New Jersey during the 2018 season. At press time, Schatz is leading the points and has already collected eight victories so far this season. As the driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No. 15, Schatz is competing in his 22nd season of competition with the World of Outlaws.

Brad Sweet is currently second in the points chase with a recent victory in the Twister Showdown in Salina, OK while driving for Kasey Kahne Racing. The 2017 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, Sheldon Haudenschild, is third in points after recording three victories earlier this season while driving for Stenhouse Jr - Marshall Racing.

Owasso, OK driver, Daryn Pittman has also recorded three wins so far this season as the driver of the Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb No. 9. Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason and David Gravel have each recorded one win a piece at this point of the 2018 season.

Crowd favorites are likely to be the drivers racing out of Bobby Allen's stable - son, Jacob Allen and grandson, Logan Schuchart of Hanover, PA as they represent the east coast in this competition. There is also Dane Lorenc of Lancaster, NY who will be one of the drivers competing for Rookie of the Year honors during the 2018 season.

This event is sure to attract any number of competitors from the Central PA sprint car ranks as they take on the drivers of the World of Outlaws during their eastern tour.

The Design for Vision/Sunglass Central 3/8th mile track at the Bridgeport Speedway has provided some great racing so far this season. The World of Outlaws event is one you won't want to miss!

Joining the Outlaws on the race card for this event will be the 602 Crate Sportsman.

Pit gates open at 3pm and grandstands at 5pm with racing at 7:30pm. Reserved seating is available for $35. General admission to the grandstand will be $30 with kids 10-15 for $15 and children under 9 for free. Pit admission will be $40. Wednesday, May 23 has been reserved as a rain date should it be necessary.

As always, plan to arrive early and enjoy all that the Bridgeport Speedway has to offer! Live music, great concessions, a Bounce House and a big wooden monster truck for the kids to play on and as always, rides to the pits on the Bandit Bus for a look behind the scenes before the racing gets underway. Take home a Bridgeport Speedway souvenir or a copy of the Bridgeport Bullet, the official program of the Bridgeport Speedway.

The Bridgeport Speedway continues to provide a safe, fun and family oriented environment for the world's greatest racing entertainment.

Upcoming events:

Tuesday, May 22 - World of Outlaws Sprint Cars & 602 Crate Sportsman on Design for Vision/Sunglass Central 3/8th mile - racing at 7:30 (Rain date -Wed 5/23)

Saturday, May 26 - 5/8 & 1/4 mile Double Header - Big Block Modifieds, 602 Crate Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks, Rookies, 270 & 600 Micro Sprints, racing at 6pm

Saturday, June 2 - Big Block Modifieds, 602 Crate Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks & Rookies, racing at 7pm

World of Outlaws

Contact: Anthony Corini
World of Outlaws PR
408-825-3360 |

Please click here for the original World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series article

David Gravel Wins a Wild One at Tri-State

HAUBSTADT, IN – May 13, 2018 – David Gravel was one of four different leaders in a crazy Feature at Tri-State Speedway and inherited the lead while running third when the leaders crashed on a restart. It was Gravel’s second World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win of the 2018 season. Hunter Schuerenburg scored a career-best second place finish with Kyle Larson completing the podium.

David Gravel said it best, “It’s a 40-lap race at Haubstadt, anything can happen.”

Anything can happen and just about everything did happen. Gravel’s night started off with a bang, literally, as he made heavy contact with the wall on his first lap in Qualifying, nearly sending the CJB Motorsports No.5 for a ride. Gravel never came to a complete stop, recollected his machine and smartly took his car backwards around the track to make sure he had momentum for his second Qualifying lap. The veteran move paid off as Gravel laid the fifth fastest lap in Flight B, positioning himself nicely for his Heat Race.

Gravel would go on to finish second in his Heat Race and draw the front row for the Sears Craftsman Dash, an event he would win to earn the pole of the 40-lap Feature. The Watertown, CT driver shared the front row with a different face, as Kevin Thomas Jr., in his first Outlaw start of the season, came forward to finish second in the Dash.

Thomas, a non-wing Sprint Car ace, used the cushion to lead the opening lap. Gravel would pull a slide job in turn one and two and led the field down the backstretch of the second lap. Just as the yellow flew for Aaron Reutzel, heartbreak struck for Thomas. The studs on the hub sheared off, causing the right front tire to come completely dislodged from the Dooling Hayward Motorsports No.63 machine, ending the current USAC Points Leader's night in unfortunate fashion.

Gravel controlled the restart, but Indiana native Justin Peck showcased his speed as he powered around the CJB Motorsports No.5 to lead Lap 4. Peck set a blistering pace out front and put some distance between him and the rest of the field once he took command.

Sheldon Haudenschild would throw his name in the mix, taking third on Lap 13 and began quickly closing in on Gravel and Peck as they navigated lapped traffic. Haudenschild and Gravel thrilled the capacity crowd, exchanging slide jobs back and forth for multiple laps as they battled for the runner-up spot in exciting fashion. Sheldon just barely edged Gravel at the line before the caution flew on Lap 23 for Kerry Madsen.

Peck chose the top for the double-file restart, but an excellent restart for Haudenschild saw him grab the lead convincingly. A Lap 30 caution for Ian Madsen set up the restart everyone is talking about.

Haudenschild elected to the bottom with Peck to his outside. Peck tried a massive slide job on Haudenschild in turn one and two for the lead, but it ended with the duo making heavy contact, creating a logjam in front of the rest of the field.

After the race, the two drivers had a different perspective on the incident. Sheldon, obviously disappointed, thought that the incident was pretty cut and dry, while Peck called it hard racing.

“I thought I had a run on the restart, we were both racing hard. I hope there are no hard feelings going forward. It’s definitely a confidence booster to have this much speed, but we have to finish races,” Peck said after the race. Peck, Haudenschild and Brady Bacon, who was running sixth, all had too much damage to continue.

After the carnage was cleared, David Gravel assumed the race lead with 10 laps remaining, with Hunter Schuerenburg and Kyle Larson in tow. Gravel was strong, but Schuerenburg stayed right with him in search of his first career Outlaw win. Gravel made a bold move with two laps remaining, splitting two lapped cars, but once again Schuerenburg kept pace. Schuerenburg got a massive run down the backstretch on the final lap to make it a thrilling finish to the line as Gravel barely edged the No.20N by 0.101 seconds for the victory. The win was CJB Motorsports fourth win in their last five starts at Tri-State, dating back to when Paul McMahan drove for the Pennsylvania-based team.

“I tried to race a smart race, the lapped cars got tricky. I saw Hunter poke his nose there at the end, what a great run for him, I’ve known him for a long time and they’ve been good this year,” David Gravel said in Victory Lane.

“With me in the middle, I knew it would be tough to go around me and I was still able to see who was on the bottom.” “I’m happy to get another win, it’s been an up and down year so far, happy to get a win on Natalie’s [Jackson] birthday and on Mother’s Day,” Gravel added.

Hunter Schuerenburg was pleased with his career-best second place effort, “We’re slowly getting there, I’m not going to say we are there yet, these guys [we are racing against] are really good. Overall it was a great effort for my team, this deal is a lot of fun. We’ll just keep on rolling and see if we can get one here soon.”

Kyle Larson finished third, but never truly threatened the race leaders. “My car got better and better throughout the race. I had a lot of fun tonight, it was cool to be on the podium after not being in a Sprint Car in a while,” Larson stated.

Joey Saldana came from ninth to fourth with 14th-starting Donny Schatz completing the top five. Last year’s Outlaw winner at Tri-State Parker Price-Miller earned KSE Hard Charger honors coming from 22nd to eighth.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season and heads to Central Pennsylvania for a trio of dates with the Pennsylvania Posse starting on Wednesday, May 16 at the Lincoln Speedway before heading to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday May 17 and 18 with the running of the Morgan Cup. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action live on

Results from Tri-State Speedway, May 13, 2018:

Feature (40 Laps): 1. 5-David Gravel [1][$10,000]; 2. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [6][$5,500]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [5][$3,200]; 4. 26-Joey Saldana [9][$2,800]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [12][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [10][$2,300]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [11][$2,200]; 8. 4-Parker Price-Miller [22][$2,100]; 9. 21-Carson Short [13][$2,050]; 10. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7][$2,000]; 11. 13X-Paul McMahan [15][$1,500]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [18][$1,200]; 13. 9-Daryn Pittman [8][$1,100]; 14. 18-Ian Madsen [19][$1,050]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [14][$1,000]; 16. 2-Shane Stewart [20][$900]; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart [17][$800]; 18. 41-Jason Johnson [24][$800]; 19. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$800]; 20. 5X-Justin Peck [4][$800]; 21. 99-Brady Bacon [16][$800]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [23][$800]; 23. 63-Kevin Thomas [2][$800]; 24. 87-Aaron Reutzel [21][$800];
Lap Leaders: Kevin Thomas Jr. 1; David Gravel 2-3, 31-40; Justin Peck 4-23, Sheldon Haudenschild 24-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 4-Parker Price-Miller[+14]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 5X-Justin Peck, 12.056; 2. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.215; 3. 21-Carson Short, 12.266; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.29; 5. 63-Kevin Thomas, 12.344; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.475; 7. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.477; 8. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.6; 9. 51B-Joe Miller, 12.619; 10. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.634; 11. 5B-Chase Briscoe, 12.648; 12. 13X-Paul McMahan, 12.664; 13. 1M-James Moughan, 12.704; 14. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.707; 15. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.914; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.951; 17. 14X-Jeff Swindell, 12.972; 18. 98-Clinton Boyles, 13.22; 19. 85-Mike Terry, 13.481; 20. 10P-Jim Perricone, 14.055; 21. 45X-Eric Perrott, 14.534; 22. 39-Spencer Bayston, NT

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 11.935; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.151; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.248; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.317; 5. 5-David Gravel, 12.364; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.384; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.397; 8. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.435; 9. 19-Brent Marks, 12.66; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.673; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.824; 12. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.83; 13. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.893; 14. 3-Dakota Jackson, 12.909; 15. 32-Chase Stockon, 12.938; 16. 4K-Kody Kinser, 13; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.198; 18. 7X-Critter Malone, 13.199; 19. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.288; 20. 11-Max McGhee, 13.576; 21. 28-Brian Paulus, 13.609

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 5X-Justin Peck [1]; 2. 63-Kevin Thomas [3]; 3. 26-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 21-Carson Short [2]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8]; 6. 51B-Joe Miller [5]; 7. 14X-Jeff Swindell [9]; 8. 5B-Chase Briscoe [6]; 9. 1M-James Moughan [7]; 10. 85-Mike Terry [10]; 11. 45X-Eric Perrott [11]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [1]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 4. 13X-Paul McMahan [6]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [7]; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 7. 83-Cory Eliason [5]; 8. 98-Clinton Boyles [9]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 10. 10P-Jim Perricone [10]; 11. 39-Spencer Bayston [11]

Heat #3 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 5-David Gravel [3]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson [7]; 8. 32-Chase Stockon [8]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [10]; 10. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 11. 28-Brian Paulus [11]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 99-Brady Bacon [4]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 6. 11-Max McGhee [10]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 8. 3-Dakota Jackson [7]; 9. 7X-Critter Malone [9]; 10. 4K-Kody Kinser [8]

Sears Craftsman Dash (8 Laps): 1. 5-David Gravel [6]; 2. 63-Kevin Thomas [5]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 4. 5X-Justin Peck [1]; 5. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 6. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [7]; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [8]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. 14X-Jeff Swindell [1][-]; 2. 11-Max McGhee [8][-]; 3. 85-Mike Terry [5][$150]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [2][$150]; 5. 7X-Critter Malone [4][$150]; 6. 28-Brian Paulus [10][$125]; 7. 10P-Jim Perricone [7][$125]; 8. 45X-Eric Perrott [9][$125]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [6][$125]; 10. 98-Clinton Boyles [3][$125]; 11. 39-Spencer Bayston [11][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2][-]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1][-]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [4][-]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [6][-]; 5. 5B-Chase Briscoe [7][$300]; 6. 51B-Joe Miller [3][$250]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [11][$225]; 8. 3-Dakota Jackson [8][$200]; 9. 14X-Jeff Swindell [13][$200]; 10. 32-Chase Stockon [10][$200]; 11. 83-Cory Eliason [5][$200]; 12. 11-Max McGhee [14][$200]; 13. 1M-James Moughan [9][$200]; 14. 4K-Kody Kinser [12][$200]

Comments (0)