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Winner David Gravel (DB3 Photo)



TWO FOR THE MONEY: Schatz Cuts Sweet’s Lead to 2 points as Gravel Earns 50th Win

Championship contenders take historic battle to Can-Am World Finals season finale

CONCORD, NC – Nov. 8, 2019 – History has been writing a novel this year in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and has an epic conclusion planned for its final chapter.

The setup for it came Friday night during the Can-Am World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte. Ten-time and reigning champion Donny Schatz narrowed Brad Sweet’s points lead to a mere two points with one race remaining and David Gravel claimed his 50th career World of Outlaws victory.

“Why wouldn’t it come down to the last race? Two points,” Sweet said, allowing half a grin to show. “It is what it is. We’ll go give it our all tomorrow just like any other race. If we go do our jobs, we’ll have just as good of a shot as anyone.”

The historically tight points battle has created several scenarios that could determine the 2019 champion. However, Sweet and Schatz are focused on the scenario that will guarantee them a championship: Win.

“Championships are won by winning races,” said Schatz, of Fargo, N.D. “If I win the race tomorrow, guess what, I’m probably going to be a champion. If I don’t win the race tomorrow, it’s going to come down to some mathematical equation that I have no control over. I can tell you what we’re going to try and do tomorrow is win the race.”

There’s a four-point difference between first and second. So, if Schatz wins and Sweet finishes second, the championship goes to Schatz — giving him his 11th title. From second to last, there’s a two-point difference between every position. So, if Schatz finishes second and Sweet third, and they tie, Sweet wins his first Series championship by having more wins than Schatz — 16 wins to Schatz’s 11.

Even though the points gap is tight, Sweet said he feels this is still his championship. He wanted the points lead at the final race of the year, and he has it. He admitted his team is new at running for a championship and there are some nerves, but once he gets in the car, he’s focused on doing his job.

“I kind of knew coming into this weekend that we were going to have to contend for a win one of the nights and be in the top three to five,” said Sweet, of Grass Valley, Calif. “He (Schatz) just runs so good here, you’re not going to just run around mid-pack and be able to keep an eight-point lead. I really just kind of put it in my head that it was zero and felt like we needed to basically run within a spot each night, whether we beat him or lose to him.”

While Schatz has 10 championships — half of them coming in the past five years — he’s just as focused to win his 11th title as he was to win his first. With a few less nerves.

“I can tell you I was extremely nervous trying to win the first one,” Schatz said. “And I’m not nervous at all now. I’ve been in this position a lot of times. For the year we’ve had, and the things that have changed, and all that, to be in this position right now feels pretty satisfactory.”

Schatz was strong all night with his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team. He charged from fifth to third in his DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash on the first lap and then made his way from sixth to second — and closing on the leader — in the 25-lap Feature.

Sweet fought his way into a Dash by racing from fourth to second in his Drydene Heat race. He and Schatz traded slide jobs in the Dash before Schatz pulled away and Sweet had to settle for fifth.

His Kasey Kahne Racing team made rear end adjustments to the car before the Feature, which helped Sweet race his way from 10th to fifth — and hold off attacks from Sheldon Haudenschild to keep his top-five spot.

Neither of the championship contenders were able to match Gravel’s performance, though. The Watertown, Conn. driver launched ahead of the field at the start and began to distance himself from the pack around the 4/10-mile track. However, behind him, an aggressive Aaron Reutzel made an astonishing move to go from eighth to second on the first lap.

Gravel caught lap traffic by Lap 5, allowing the Clute, Texas driver to close in. Reutzel inched close to the Jason Johnson No. 41 car every lap. On Lap 11, he darted underneath Gravel in turn three and cleared him for the lead off turn four.

However, his hard work then went to waste the next corner. When he went high, the slower car of Dave Blaney did the same, blocking his line. The two came inches from colliding, hindering Reutzel’s run and forcing him to fall to fourth. Gravel reclaimed the lead with ease.

A caution with nine laps to go for Giovanni Scelzi’s car having an engine fire put second-place Schatz on Gravel’s rear bumper, and a fast third-place Logan Schuchart in contention to win. When the green flag flew for the final time of the race, Gravel, again, launched ahead and never looked back. He won his 11th race of the season — tying Schatz for the second most wins this year — and accomplished his goal of winning 50 career World of Outlaws wins.

“I really wanted to get to get to number 50 this year,” Gravel said. “It was one of my accomplishments I wanted to do. I can’t do it without this JJR team. Jaxx (Johnson) being here. A lot of our sponsors. A lot of our family. We still have one more race to go. Hopefully we can sweep the weekend, but this is a good start.”

Gravel continued the trend of historical anecdotes this year by being the second driver to get his 50th career win this season — Sweet got his in September at Lernerville Speedway. It’s a trend that will come to a spectacular conclusion Saturday night at the Can-Am World Finals when the champion is crowned — you'll just have to wait until the checkered flag flies to know who that is.

“There’s nobody disappointed that it’s going to come down to the last lap of the last race tomorrow night for the championship,” Schatz said. “It’s not manufactured. It’s the way it is. Good old, hard school racing. That’s what brought us to the World of Outlaws. That’s what made the World of Outlaws what it is.”

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will conclude its 2019 season Saturday, Nov. 9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the Can-Am World Finals in Concord, N.C. It’s a sold-out show with only limited standing room and pit access available.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on www.DIRTVision.com.

Race Results: 11/8/19 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte World Finals

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [1][$12,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][$3,200]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8][$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [10][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [12][$2,300]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [4][$2,200]; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen [14][$2,100]; 9. 13-Paul McMahan [2][$2,050]; 10. 2-Carson Macedo [9][$2,000]; 11. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [13][$1,500]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [17][$1,200]; 13. 18-Ian Madsen [3][$1,100]; 14. 7S-Tim Shaffer [24][$1,050]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11][$1,000]; 16. 83-Daryn Pittman [21][$1,000]; 17. 39-Spencer Bayston [20][$1,000]; 18. 5-Shane Stewart [25][$]; 19. 19-Brent Marks [23][$1,000]; 20. 17B-Bill Balog [16][$1,000]; 21. 3C-Cale Conley [18][$1,000]; 22. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [7][$1,000]; 23. 39M-Anthony Macri [15][$1,000]; 24. 98H-Dave Blaney [22][$1,000]; 25. 19P-Paige Polyak [19][];
Lap leaders: David Gravel 1-11, 13-25; Aaron Reutzel 12;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 7S-Tim Shaffer[+10]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.774; 2. 41-David Gravel, 12.895; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.916; 4. 19P-Paige Polyak, 12.939; 5. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 12.959; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.98; 7. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.982; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri, 12.986; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.993; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.029; 11. 7-Jason Sides, 13.032; 12. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.065; 13. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.095; 14. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.123; 15. 7S-Tim Shaffer, 13.181; 16. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.181; 17. 19-Brent Marks, 13.193; 18. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.195; 19. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey, 13.28; 20. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.285; 21. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.29; 22. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.347; 23. 44-Trey Starks, 13.371; 24. 91-Tony Fiore, 13.494; 25. 71M-Paul May, 13.662; 26. J4-John Garvin, 13.697; 27. 29-Steve Butler, 14.306

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.927; 2. 11-Zeb Wise, 12.938; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.943; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.96; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.02; 6. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.027; 7. 21-Brian Brown, 13.034; 8. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.092; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 13.093; 10. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.113; 11. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.123; 12. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.217; 13. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.293; 14. 21X-Parker Price-Miller, 13.308; 15. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.364; 16. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.393; 17. 5B-Justin Barger, 13.445; 18. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.458; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.479; 20. 11B-Carl Bowser, 13.487; 21. 4-Terry McCarl, 13.586; 22. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.59; 23. 2S-Nathan Skaggs, 13.957; 24. 27G-Jay Galloway, 14.329; 25. 91W-Davey Walsh, 14.98; 26. 49H-Bradley Howard, NT

DRYDENE Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [5]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 2C-Wayne Johnson [6]; 5. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey [7]; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston [3]; 7. 99-Skylar Gee [8]; 8. 19P-Paige Polyak [2]; 9. 71M-Paul May [9]

DRYDENE Heat #2 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [2]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [3]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [7]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 6. 7-Jason Sides [4]; 7. 98H-Dave Blaney [5]; 8. 44-Trey Starks [8]; 9. J4-John Garvin [9]

DRYDENE Heat #3 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 4. 5-Shane Stewart [7]; 5. 7S-Tim Shaffer [5]; 6. 91-Tony Fiore [8]; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman [4]; 8. 29-Steve Butler [9]; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]

DRYDENE Heat #4 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [4]; 5. K4-Chad Kemenah [6]; 6. 49D-Shawn Dancer [5]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [8]; 9. 91W-Davey Walsh [9]

DRYDENE Heat #5 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog [3]; 4. 21X-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 5. 5B-Justin Barger [6]; 6. 11B-Carl Bowser [7]; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard [9]; 8. 2S-Nathan Skaggs [8]; 9. 11-Zeb Wise [1]

DRYDENE Heat #6 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 3C-Cale Conley [6]; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [4]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [3]; 6. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [5]; 7. 4-Terry McCarl [7]; 8. 27G-Jay Galloway [8]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 4. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [4]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [5]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]

C-Main (10 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [1][-]; 2. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey [3][-]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [4][$150]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [5][$150]; 5. 11B-Carl Bowser [6][$150]; 6. 4-Terry McCarl [8][$125]; 7. 44-Trey Starks [11][$125]; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard [18][$125]; 9. 99-Skylar Gee [9][$125]; 10. 91-Tony Fiore [13][$125]; 11. J4-John Garvin [17][$125]; 12. 71M-Paul May [15][$125]; 13. 40-George Hobaugh [10][$125]; 14. 27G-Jay Galloway [14][$125]; 15. 91W-Davey Walsh [16][$125]; 16. 5B-Justin Barger [2][$125]; 17. 5-Shane Stewart [7][$125]; 18. 2S-Nathan Skaggs [12][$125]; 19. 29-Steve Butler [19][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – 1. 19P-Paige Polyak [1][]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston [3][]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [7][]; 4. 98H-Dave Blaney [9][]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [15][]; 6. 7S-Tim Shaffer [11][]; 7. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey [18][$300]; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich [17][$250]; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [4][$225]; 10. K4-Chad Kemenah [16][$200]; 11. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [14][$200]; 12. 21X-Parker Price-Miller [12][$200]; 13. 2C-Wayne Johnson [13][$200]; 14. 51-Freddie Rahmer [6][$200]; 15. 11-Zeb Wise [2][$200]; 16. 7-Jason Sides [5][$200]; 17. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [8][$200]; 18. 49D-Shawn Dancer [10][$200]

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Brady Bacon won for the second straight night at Perris Auto Speedway on Friday during the Oval Nationals. (Rich Forman Photo)



BACK-TO-BACK BACON DOES IT AGAIN AT PERRIS

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Perris, California (November 8, 2019).........It took Brady Bacon 27 starts over a span of 13 years to reach victory lane for the first time at California's Perris Auto Speedway on Thursday night.

It took just 24 hours for him to capture his second on Friday at night two of the 24th annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction.

The Broken Arrow, Okla. native delivered again on the southern California half-mile dirt oval for the second-straight night and became the first driver to repeat a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory on back-to-back nights since himself in July at Iowa's Knoxville Raceway - the only driver to accomplish the feat this season.

The two-time USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion in 2014 and 2016 had to do it in a different style with a changed racing surface from the previous night, yet still preserved and persevered, leading all 30 laps in the process to score his sixth series win of 2019 and the 29th of his career, moving him past Levi Jones and J.J. Yeley and into a tie with Robert Ballou for 13th all-time.

"Last night was more my style of track than the one tonight which was something I don't necessarily excel at," Bacon admitted. "It was really rewarding, so I believe we're prepared for whatever tomorrow night throws at us. I'm proud of my guys for working hard. We weren't very good the last time we came here last year. We put our heads together and remembered as much as we could and put it with what we learned this year and it's obviously a pretty good package."

Bacon was originally slated to start 3rd on the grid, but a wild opening lap sequence would ultimately play into his favor. After the initial start was called back, the ensuing complete restart saw outside front row starter Tyler Courtney rip to the lead while pole sitter Damion Gardner slotted into second.

Exiting turn two, seven-time USAC/CRA champ Gardner ramped the K-Rail, up to the billboards, landed on his left side wheels, then bounced backward to a stop on the back straightaway. Steve Hix clipped Gardner's front end with his right rear wheel, signaling an end to the night for Hix and forced Gardner to the work area where repairs were made before sending him back into the fray, albeit four laps down when he returned.

The outside front row spot vacated by Gardner moved Bacon to the outside of the front row. Bacon got the upper hand of Courtney on the first try before a three-car melee between turns three and four involved fast qualifier Chris Windom, National point leader C.J. Leary and Jace Vander Weerd. Vander Weerd restarted while Leary took on new left rear rubber on his damaged mount in the work area. Windom, however, was not able to resume.

Brady Bacon's sixth USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car win of 2019 was also the 29th of his career, moving him past Levi Jones and J.J. Yeley and into a tie with Robert Ballou for 13th all-time.
(Rich Forman Photo)

The third complete restart was the charm with Grant diving to the bottom and going three-wide alongside Courtney and Bacon down the front straight with Grant poking ahead into one briefly before Bacon blasted off the top to secure the lead exiting the second turn.

Grant was Bacon's closest pursuant throughout the 30-lapper where he maintained a presence about 2-3 car lengths back of Bacon on the topside. Bacon ably pushed forward to a near one-second advantage at the halfway point with lapped traffic drawing nearer and nearer.

On the 18th lap, an opportunity presented itself for Grant as Bacon installed his navigational tactics on the lapped car of Bill Rose. Bacon was briefly caught up, and while Grant was able to reel in and catch Bacon, he wasn't in the position to perform the pick and roll past both.

The track was quickening down the stretch with both Bacon and Grant reeling off their fastest laps of the race on the white flag lap. Bacon corralled the lapped car of Hunter Schuerenberg in the waning laps but could only stay stride-for-stride with him as Schuerenberg logged his fastest laps as well. The narrow strip of rubber right through the middle proved succulent and any mistake that pushed a driver out of the groove could prove costly track position wise.

"I tried to start feeling around, but the rubber was getting so heavy," Bacon explained. "I figured if I couldn't pass a lapped car, they probably couldn't pass me, and I just tried not to slip up out of the rubber or anything. I tried entering above it and turning down to try and get a run, but it was just so narrow, you had to stay in the rubber the whole time. We took care of our tires and our car was hooked up, so I wasn't spinning (the tires). We had plenty left, which is a testament to how hard they've been working and hopefully we can continue this the rest of the year."

Bacon finished it off flawlessly, leading laps 1 through 30 for the second night in a row en route to a 0.649 second victory over Grant, Courtney, Chase Stockon and top USAC/CRA finisher Austin Williams in fifth.

Bacon, along with Courtney, Grant, Richard Vander Weerd, C.J. Leary and Chase Stockon accumulated enough points over the first two nights to lock themselves into Saturday night's feature event where they will occupy the first three rows in the starting lineup. The lineup will be determined following the Super Six Dash - a six lap shootout involving the six drivers to determine the first six starting spots for the 40-lap finale.

Contingency award winners Friday night at Perris Auto Speedway were Chris Windom (Fatheadz Eyewear/Woodland Auto Display/Beaver Stripes Fast Qualifier & Competition Suspension, Inc./Pyrotect Racing Cells Semi Winner), Richard Vander Weerd (Simpson Race Products/Extreme Muffler/Brown & Miller Racing Solutions First Heat Winner & Richard Vander Weerd (KSE Racing Products/Specialty Fasteners/Saldana Racing Products Hard Charger), Bill Rose (Competition Suspension, Inc./Circle Track Performance/Ultra Shield Race Products Second Heat Winner), Austin Liggett (AutoMeter/Saldana Racing Products/ButlerBuilt Seats Third Heat Winner & ProSource Hard Work Award), Tyler Courtney (Indy Race Parts/Brown & Miller Racing Solutions/Sway-A-Way Racing Fourth Heat Winner), Bud Kaeding (Sway-A-Way Racing Fifth Heat Winner), Logan Seavey (Roger & Barb Tapy 13th Fastest Qualifier), Thomas Meseraull (Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher), Josh Hodges (Saldana Racing Products First Non-Transfer) and Brady Bacon (Jack Jory Halfway Leader)

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USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL, CRA & SANDS CHEVROLET SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: November 8, 2019 - Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, California - 24th Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction - ½-Mile Dirt Oval

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR/WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY/BEAVER STRIPES QUALIFYING: 1. Chris Windom, 5G, Parallax/Goacher-16.835; 2. Austin Williams, 92, Sertich-16.930; 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 19, Hayward/Thomas-16.955; 4. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-16.964; 5. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-17.121; 6. Eddie Tafoya, Jr., 51T, Tafoya-17.136; 7. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-17.146; 8. Max Adams, 73T, Ford-17.172; 9. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall/Newman-17.184; 10. Jake Swanson, 34AZ, Grau/Burkhart-17.199; 11. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.222; 12. C.J. Leary, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-17.264; 13. Logan Seavey, 19L, Reinbold/Underwood-17.300; 14. Damion Gardner, 4x, Alexander-17.361; 15. Bud Kaeding, 0, Williams-17.406; 16. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-17.428; 17. Tommy Malcolm, 5x, Napier-17.445; 18. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-17.470; 19. Brody Roa, 42, Cheney-17.518; 20. Hunter Schuerenberg, 19s, Reinbold/Underwood-17.594; 21. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-17.612; 22. Chase Johnson, 68, Thomas-17.615; 23. Thomas Meseraull, 13m, Gile-17.631; 24. Charles Davis, Jr., 47, Davis-17.656; 25. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.674; 26. Stevie Sussex, 12, Allen-17.690; 27. Bill Rose, 6, Rose-17.766; 28. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-17.784; 29. Donnie Gansen, 4D, Gansen-17.790; 30. Dennis Gile, 13G, Gile-17.793; 31. Tye Mihocko, 5, Mihocko-17.864; 32. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.865; 33. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-17.888; 34. Cody Williams, 44, Williams-18.024; 35. Joel Rayborne, 12B, Blair-18.082; 36. Chris Bonneau, 15, Bonneau-18.149; 37. Sterling Cling, 34, Cling-18.328; 38. Jeremy Ellertson, 98J, Ellertson-18.383; 39. Matt McCarthy, 28m, McCarthy-18.515; 40. Will Perkins, 50, Perkins-18.824; 41. Frank Rodgers III, 6R, Rodgers-19.449.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS/EXTREME MUFFLERS/BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 2. R.J. Johnson, 3. Jake Swanson, 4. Stevie Sussex, 5. Eddie Tafoya, Jr., 6. Chris Bonneau, 7. Tye Mihocko, 8. Frank Rodgers III, 9. Chris Windom. 2:52.87

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI)/CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE/ULTRA SHIELD RACE PRODUCTS SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Bill Rose, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Austin Williams, 4. Jace Vander Weerd, 5. Tommy Malcolm, 6. Sterling Cling, 7. Verne Sweeney. 2.53.45

AUTOMETER/SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS/BUTLERBUILT SEATS THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Austin Liggett, 2. Thomas Meseraull, 3. C.J. Leary, 4. Chase Stockon, 5. Josh Hodges, 6. Max Adams, 7. Steve Hix, 8. Jeremy Ellertson. NT

INDY RACE PARTS/BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS/SWAY-A-WAY RACING FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Tyler Courtney, 2. Charles Davis, Jr., 3. Logan Seavey, 4. Brody Roa, 5. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 6. Donnie Gansen, 7. Matt McCarthy, 8. Cody Williams. NT

SWAY-A-WAY RACING FIFTH HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Bud Kaeding, 2. Damion Gardner, 3. Hunter Schuerenberg, 4. Justin Grant, 5. Chris Gansen, 6. Joel Rayborne, 7. Will Perkins, 8. Dennis Gile. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI)/PYROTECT RACING CELLS SEMI: (12 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Chris Windom, 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 3. Max Adams, 4. Tommy Malcolm, 5. Josh Hodges, 6. Cody Williams, 7. Eddie Tafoya, Jr., 8. Dennis Gile, 9. Chris Gansen, 10. Steve Hix, 11. Tye Mihocko, 12. Chris Bonneau, 13. Sterling Cling, 14. Matt McCarthy, 15. Verne Sweeney, 16. Joel Rayborne, 17. Frank Rodgers III, 18. Will Perkins. 3:41.72

EVELYN PRATT FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Brady Bacon (3), 2. Justin Grant (4), 3. Tyler Courtney (2), 4. Chase Stockon (5), 5. Austin Williams (6), 6. Logan Seavey (13), 7. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (8), 8. Richard Vander Weerd (19), 9. Bud Kaeding (14), 10. C.J. Leary (12), 11. Max Adams (9), 12. Brody Roa (17), 13. Thomas Meseraull (20), 14. Stevie Sussex (22), 15. Austin Liggett (24), 16. Jace Vander Weerd (11), 17. Jake Swanson (10), 18. Hunter Schuerenberg (18), 19. Eddie Tafoya, Jr. (26), 20. Damion Gardner (1), 21. Bill Rose (23), 22. Josh Hodges (25), 23. Charles Davis, Jr. (21), 24. Tommy Malcolm (16), 25. Chris Windom (7), 26. Steve Hix (27), 27. R.J. Johnson (15). NT

**Chase Johnson flipped during qualifying.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Brady Bacon.

PROSOURCE HARD WORK AWARD: Austin Liggett

KSE RACING PRODUCTS/SPECIALTY FASTENERS/SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Richard Vander Weerd (19th to 8th)

WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Thomas Meseraull

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS FIRST NON-TRANSFER: Josh Hodges

ROGER & BARB TAPY 13TH FASTEST QUALIFIER: Logan Seavey

NEW USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-C.J. Leary-2,198, 2-Tyler Courtney-2,090, 3-Brady Bacon-1,990, 4-Justin Grant-1,987, 5-Kevin Thomas, Jr.-1,973, 6-Chris Windom-1,947, 7-Chase Stockon-1,873, 8-Jason McDougal-1,493, 9-Carson Short-1,361, 10-Isaac Chapple-1,193.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Damion Gardner-1,318, 2-Austin Williams-1,274, 3-Brody Roa-1,204, 4-Jake Swanson-1,081, 5-Chris Gansen-823, 6-Tommy Malcolm-796, 7-Charles Davis, Jr.-714, 8-Matt McCarthy-655, 9-Eddie Tafoya, Jr.-649, 10-Richard Vander Weerd-637.

NEW SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Brody Roa-985, 2-R.J. Johnson-947, 3-Stevie Sussex-896, 4-Charles Davis, Jr.-853, 5-Mike Martin-655, 6-Jake Swanson-647, 7-Austin Williams-515, 8-Matt Lundy-500, 9-Chris Bonneau-454, 10-Damion Gardner-445.

NEW PROSOURCE OVAL NATIONALS PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Richard Vander Weerd-14, 2-Brody Roa-13, 3-Justin Grant-12, 4-Chris Bonneau-12, 5-Hunter Schuerenberg-11, 6-Austin Liggett-11, 7-Logan Seavey-10, 8-Bud Kaeding-10, 9-Tyler Courtney-9, 10-Damion Gardner-8.

NEW OVAL NATIONALS POINTS: 1-Brady Bacon-283, 2-Tyler Courtney-266, 3-Justin Grant-264, 4-Richard Vander Weerd-256, 5-C.J. Leary-245, 6-Chase Stockon-242, 7-Austin Williams-239, 8-Kevin Thomas, Jr.-239, 9-Damion Gardner-233, 10-Chris Windom-231.

NEXT USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL, CRA & SANDS CHEVROLET SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: November 9, 2019 - Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, California - 24th Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction

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Brady Bacon strikes the Macho Man pose after winning Thursday's Oval National opener at Perris Auto Speedway. (Rich Forman Photo)



PERRIS ELUSIVE NO MORE FOR BACON AT OVAL NATS NIGHT #1

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Perris, California (November 7, 2019).........In 26 previous USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car starts at Perris Auto Speedway, Brady Bacon was in contention in the majority of them, garnering 17 top-tens and nine top-fives between 2006 and 2018.

However, in start 27 on Thursday, Bacon finally tasted the sweet nectar of victory at the southern California ½-mile, leading all 30 laps from the pole position to capture opening night of the 24th annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction.
"I think we've run second on prelim nights probably five or six times and been in the top-five a couple times on the final night, so this is awesome to get this monkey off our back," a relieved Bacon said. "Now, we can just go ahead and win a couple more this weekend."

The long-awaited victory couldn't have come a moment too soon for the 2014 and 2016 series champ from Broken Arrow, Okla., who hadn't scored a triumph with the series since a two-night sweep of Iowa's Knoxville Raceway in July, four months ago in his Dynamics, Inc./Mean Green - Fatheadz Eyewear - Tel-Star/Triple X/Rider Chevy.

Brady Bacon's Thursday night victory was the fifth of his 2019 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season and the 28th of his career with the series, moving him into a tie for 14th all-time with Levi Jones and J.J. Yeley. (Rich Forman Photo)

"This late in the year, this win definitely helps going into the winter," Bacon admitted. "We had a dry spell, a little bit of bad luck, led at Lawrenceburg and stuff like that. Hopefully, we can kind of get that momentum we had earlier this summer and carry it on for the rest of the year."

Bacon started up front and was rarely challenged throughout the duration of the 30-lapper, save for a few instances in traffic later in the battle. However, at the start, Bacon slipped under outside front row starter Chris Windom and led the charge by a car-length by the time the pair hit the back straightaway.

The first stoppage came early when the two USAC National Sprint Car title contenders, C.J. Leary and Tyler Courtney, collided in turn two on the fourth lap while battling for the fifth spot. The contact between Leary's right rear and the left side of Courtney's ride flattened Courtney's left rear-tire. As Courtney scrambled to regain control of his car, Leary's teammate, Logan Seavey, came upon the scene and struck Courtney, heavily damaging the front end of Seavey.

Both Courtney and Seavey returned to action following time in the work area. Seavey struggled to a 21st place result while Courtney charged back through the pack to take 8th, a night Courtney would soon rather forget after enduring a wild flip in turn three on the second lap of his qualifying run. Courtney's Clauson/Marshall/Newman Racing team made extensive repairs to the car and returned with the very same car to win their heat a short time later.

When action resumed, Bacon jumped back out to a one-plus second lead while seven-time USAC/CRA champ Damion Gardner began to close on Windom for the runner-up position.

Nearing the midway point, and in the throes of lapped traffic, Gardner made the move to second with an inside pass of Windom in turns one and two, but was stifled after encountering the lapped car of Chris Gansen on the low line of three, forcing Gardner to throttle back and allowing Windom to surge ahead on the top side for the position.

Once Windom cleared Gardner, he began to rapidly reel in Bacon as the leader surfed inside the green room of a barrel wave, trying to keep unfazed with a heavy task on his horizon.

However, just as Windom sensed the smell of blood in the water, a spin by Dennis Gile in turn three removed traffic from the equation for the time being and supplied Bacon with room to maneuver, a clear mind and a clear track ahead with the lapped car of Eddie Tafoya, Jr. separating the top-two of Bacon and Windom on the restart.

Under yellow, Windom signaled for Tafoya to stay low on the track surface so the top shelf would be wide open for himself on the high line while in pursuit of Bacon. Windom resumed his chase of Bacon who held the advantage once again, but just as lapped traffic loomed, the yellow for the stopped car of three-time Oval Nationals winner and 10th running Bud Kaeding who rested backwards on the bottom berm of turn two with eight laps to go.

On lap 24, Windom came as close as he'd get all night to Bacon, pulling within a half-car length of Bacon on the bottom between turns one and two. Bacon held onto a firm Kung Fu grip of the lead exiting the second turn and began to inchworm away from Windom down the stretch.

Windom relentlessly tried to gain any ground he could to pounce on a possible Bacon misstep. But none were to be had by Bacon as Windom got above the cushion between turns three and four with four laps to go, disallowing another shot at Bacon.

Bacon finished off the deal with a 0.974 second victory, the fifth of his 2019 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season and the 28th of his career with the series, moving him into a tie for 14th all-time with Levi Jones and J.J. Yeley.

"I thought we had a pretty good balance there," Bacon said. "We were good at the beginning, and still pretty good at the end. I felt like we were fading a little bit with those yellows at the end, but we'll make some adjustments and be ready (for Friday and Saturday)."

Windom (Canton, Ill.) had a solid 2nd place run in his Parallax Group-Goacher Racing/NOS Energy Drink - Parallax Power Supply/Twister/Claxton Mopar, earning his sixth consecutive top-five finish, which is the longest current active streak in the series.

"Overall, it was a really solid night," Windom stated. "Brady (Bacon) was better than us early on. I think, once we moved up there, we were just as good as him, but he was probably just a little better than us overall tonight. I was hoping we would stay in lapped traffic there and we could race with those guys, but he got the restarts right when he needed them. (My crew) has been working hard all night to get us in this position and I think we've got a good car for the rest of the weekend."

Third-place finisher Richard Vander Weerd (Visalia, Calif.) may run a limited schedule, but he showed no inkling of any rust as he recorded his best USAC National Sprint Car feature finish since a 3rd place run on the final night of the Oval Nationals in 2016 in his Ron Vander Weerd/Vander Weerd Construction - Maxwell Industries/DRC/Shark Chevy.

"These guys run 60 races a year or more, but I've run probably about 15 to 20 this year so far," Vander Weerd explained. "But I run this track a lot more. Them racing a lot more is an advantage, but me running here more is an advantage too. (The car) was good at the end; we were a little too snug down in (turns) one and two, but it made up for it over in three and four where it was dry slick. Bacon and Windom are tough guys, so I can't complain about finishing 3rd behind them."

Gardner finished fourth while Leary rounded out the top-five and, in the process, upped his lead in the National standings from 47 to 55 over Courtney with four races remaining. Gardner, likewise, extended his CRA lead as did Brody Roa in the Southwest tally.

Contingency award winners Thursday night at Perris Auto Speedway were C.J. Leary (Fatheadz Eyewear/Woodland Auto Display/Beaver Stripes Fast Qualifier), Justin Grant (Simpson Race Products/Extreme Muffler/Brown & Miller Racing Solutions First Heat Winner), Tyler Courtney (Competition Suspension, Inc./Circle Track Performance/Ultra Shield Race Products Second Heat Winner), Damion Gardner (AutoMeter/Saldana Racing Products/ButlerBuilt Seats Third Heat Winner), Charles Davis, Jr. (Indy Race Parts/Brown & Miller Racing Solutions/Sway-A-Way Racing Fourth Heat Winner), Chris Windom (Sway-A-Way Racing Fifth Heat Winner), Max Adams (Competition Suspension, Inc./Pyrotect Racing Cells Semi Winner & Roger & Barb Tapy 13th Fastest Qualifier), Austin Liggett (ProSource Hard Work Award), Brody Roa (Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher), Hunter Schuerenberg (KSE Racing Products/Specialty Fasteners/Saldana Racing Products Hard Charger), Chris Gansen (Saldana Racing Products First Non-Transfer) and Brady Bacon (Jack Jory Lap 15 Leader).

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USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL, CRA & SANDS CHEVROLET SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: November 7, 2019 - Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, California - 24th Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction - ½-Mile Dirt Oval

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR/WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY/BEAVER STRIPES QUALIFYING: 1. C.J. Leary, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-16.362; 2. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall/Newman-16.407; 3. Damion Gardner, 4x, Alexander-16.512; 4. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.519; 5. Chris Windom, 5G, Parallax/Goacher-16.560; 6. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-16.591; 7. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.602; 8. Logan Seavey, 19L, Reinbold/Underwood-16.639; 9. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 19, Hayward/Thomas-16.643; 10. Bud Kaeding, 0, Williams-16.659; 11. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-16.734; 12. Thomas Meseraull, 13m, Gile-16.740; 13. Max Adams, 73T, Ford-16.745; 14. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-16.820; 15. Cody Williams, 44, Williams-16.829; 16. Austin Williams, 92, Sertich-16.884; 17. Tommy Malcolm, 5x, Napier-16.909; 18. Donnie Gansen, 4D, Gansen-16.949; 19. Jake Swanson, 34AZ, Grau/Burkhart-17.052; 20. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.057; 21. Stevie Sussex, 12, Allen-17.057; 22. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-17.060; 23. Brody Roa, 42, Cheney-17.063; 24. Charles Davis, Jr., 47, Davis-17.084; 25. Jason McDougal, 42x, Cheney-17.087; 26. Hunter Schuerenberg, 19s, Reinbold/Underwood-17.107; 27. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-17.145; 28. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-17.181; 29. Bill Rose, 6, Rose-17.252; 30. Sterling Cling, 34, Cling-17.311; 31. Dennis Gile, 13G, Gile-17.408; 32. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-17.498; 33. Eddie Tafoya, Jr., 51T, Tafoya-17.610; 34. Jeremy Ellertson, 98J, Ellertson-17.654; 35. Chris Bonneau, 15, Bonneau-17.656; 36. Matt McCarthy, 28m, McCarthy-17.671; 37. Tye Mihocko, 5, Mihocko-17.794; 38. Will Perkins, 50, Perkins-18.034; 39. Joel Rayborne, 12B, Blair-18.715; 40. Chase Johnson, 68, Thomas-NT; 41. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-NT; 42. Frank Rodgers III, 6R, Rodgers-NT.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS/EXTREME MUFFLERS/BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Justin Grant, 2. Hunter Schuerenberg, 3. C.J. Leary, 4. Brady Bacon, 5. Austin Williams, 6. Chris Gansen, 7. Dennis Gile, 8. Matt McCarthy. 2:51.31

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI)/CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE/ULTRA SHIELD RACE PRODUCTS SECOND HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Tyler Courtney, 2. R.J. Johnson, 3. Thomas Meseraull, 4. Tommy Malcolm, 5. Jace Vander Weerd, 6. Josh Hodges, 7. Steve Hix, 8. Tye Mihocko. 2:52.85

AUTOMETER/SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS/BUTLERBUILT SEATS THIRD HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Brody Roa, 3. Logan Seavey, 4. Austin Liggett, 5. Max Adams, 6. Donnie Gansen, 7. Eddie Tafoya, Jr. 2:51.35

INDY RACE PARTS/BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS/SWAY-A-WAY RACING FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Charles Davis, Jr., 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 3. Chase Stockon, 4. Richard Vander Weerd, 5. Jake Swanson, 6. Bill Rose, 7. Jeremy Ellertson, 8. Joel Rayborne. NT

SWAY-A-WAY RACING FIFTH HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Chris Windom, 2. Cody Williams, 3. Bud Kaeding, 4. Stevie Sussex, 5. Chris Bonneau, 6. Jason McDougal, 7. Sterling Cling, 8. Chase Johnson. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI)/PYROTECT RACING CELLS SEMI: (12 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Max Adams, 2. Jace Vander Weerd, 3. Austin Williams, 4. Jake Swanson, 5. Chris Gansen, 6. Josh Hodges, 7. Chris Bonneau, 8. Donnie Gansen, 9. Dennis Gile, 10. Jeremy Ellertson, 11. Steve Hix, 12. Eddie Tafoya, Jr., 13. Bill Rose, 14. Matt McCarthy, 15. Tye Mihocko, 16. Joel Rayborne, 17. Frank Rodgers, 18. Verne Sweeney. NT

BILL PRATT FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Brady Bacon (1), 2. Chris Windom (2), 3. Richard Vander Weerd (3), 4. Damion Gardner (4), 5. C.J. Leary (6), 6. Justin Grant (11), 7. Jace Vander Weerd (7), 8. Tyler Courtney (5), 9. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (9), 10. Austin Williams (16), 11. Chase Stockon (14), 12. Hunter Schuerenberg (23), 13. Brody Roa (21), 14. Tommy Malcolm (17), 15. Jake Swanson (18), 16. Thomas Meseraull (12), 17. Bud Kaeding (10), 18. Cody Williams (15), 19. Charles Davis, Jr. (22), 20. Max Adams (13), 21. Logan Seavey (8), 22. Austin Liggett (24), 23. Stevie Sussex (19), 24. R.J. Johnson (20), 25. Josh Hodges (25), 26. Eddie Tafoya, Jr. (28), 27. Chris Gansen (26), 28. Dennis Gile (27). NT

**Chase Johnson flipped during practice. Tyler Courtney flipped during qualifying. Jason McDougal and Sterling Cling flipped at the start of the fifth heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Brady Bacon

PROSOURCE HARD WORK AWARD: Austin Liggett

KSE RACING PRODUCTS/SPECIALTY FASTENERS/SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Hunter Schuerenberg (23rd to 12th)

WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Brody Roa

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS FIRST NON-TRANSFER: Chris Gansen

ROGER & BARB TAPY 13TH FASTEST QUALIFIER: Max Adams

NEW USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-C.J. Leary-2,073, 2-Tyler Courtney-2,018, 3-Chris Windom-1,920, 4-Kevin Thomas, Jr.-1,914, 5-Brady Bacon-1,913, 6-Justin Grant-1,913, 7-Chase Stockon-1,804, 8-Jason McDougal-1,493, 9-Carson Short-1,361, 10-Isaac Chapple-1,193.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Damion Gardner-1,288, 2-Austin Williams-1,205, 3-Brody Roa-1,160, 4-Jake Swanson-1,046, 5-Chris Gansen-813, 6-Tommy Malcolm-772, 7-Charles Davis, Jr.-684, 8-Matt McCarthy-645, 9-Eddie Tafoya, Jr.-623, 10-R.J. Johnson-605.

NEW SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Brody Roa-941, 2-R.J. Johnson-917, 3-Stevie Sussex-856, 4-Charles Davis, Jr.-823, 5-Mike Martin-655, 6-Jake Swanson-612, 7-Matt Lundy-500, 8-Austin Williams-446, 9-Chris Bonneau-444, 10-Michael Curtis-433.

NEW PRO SOURCE OVAL NATIONALS PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Hunter Schuerenberg-11, 2-Justin Grant-8, 3-Brody Roa-8, 4-Chris Bonneau-8, 5-Austin Williams-6, 6-Chris Windom-5, 7-Damion Gardner-5, 8-Tyler Courtney-5, 9-Josh Hodges-5, 10-C.J. Leary-4.

NEW OVAL NATIONALS POINTS: 1-Chris Windom-144, 2-Brady Bacon-140, 3-Damion Gardner-140, 4-Richard Vander Weerd-136, 5-C.J. Leary-135, 6-Tyler Courtney-129, 7-Justin Grant-126, 8-Jace Vander Weerd-119, 9-Kevin Thomas, Jr.-117, 10-Chase Stockon-108.

NEXT USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL, CRA & SANDS CHEVROLET SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACES: November 8-9, 2019 - Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, California - 24th Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction

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CAN-AM WOLRD FINALS QUALIFYING: Schatz Keeps Pressure on Sweet in Championship Battle
Title contenders on front row of heats; Schuchart, Reutzel set Quick Times

CONCORD, NC – Nov. 7, 2019 – Two rounds of Qualifying for the Can-Am World Finals Thursday night have set the stage for an epic World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship battle at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

This weekend will determine the 2019 champion – Brad Sweet currently leads reigning champion Donny Schatz by eight points.

Schatz earned a front row Drydene Heat race starting spot for Friday’s and Saturday’s events. Sweet earned one for Saturday’s event. With an 11th-place qualifying effort for Friday’s event — in Flight B — Sweet will have to work his way into the top-two to make the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash to help him move closer to the front row in the Feature.

Logan Schuchart — who won at in May at The Dirt Track at Charlotte — set Quick Time for Friday’s event with a 12.774-second lap and Aaron Reutzel set Quick Time for Saturday’s event with a 12.737-second lap. Both Time Trial sessions saw two Flights of Qualifying for the 53-car field.

Schuchart and Reutzel will lead the way in their respective Heat races. Official line ups will be posted Friday afternoon.

Reutzel had speed at the start of the night, setting the fastest time in Hot Laps before claiming Quick Time for Saturday’s event. He then qualified third — in Flight (B) — for Friday’s event, earning a Heat Race front row starting spot.

Schuchart’s good fortune started before cars even hit the track Thursday afternoon. Drydene announced its new racing oil — Drydene Racing Formulas — and new paint schemes featuring the product on Schuchart’s and his Shark Racing teammate Jacob Allen’s cars. The Hanover, Pa. driver then ran fifth in Hot Laps, was fastest in Flight (B) for Saturday’s event and then set Quick Time for Friday’s event. He has two wins at the 4/10-mile track.

The first Sprint Car Heat race Friday will take place after the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Heat races are completed. Racing will start at 4 p.m.

As always, if you can’t be there, you can watch all of the action LIVE on www.DIRTVision.com.

QUALIFYING RESULTS FOR FRIDAY:

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.774; 2. 41-David Gravel, 12.895; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.916; 4. 19P-Paige Polyak, 12.939; 5. Giovanni Scelzi, 12.959; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.980; 7. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.982; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri, 12.986; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.993; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.029; 11. 7-Jason Sides, 13.032; 12. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.065; 13. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.095; 14. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.123; 15. 7S-Tim Shaffer, 13.181; 16. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.181; 17. 19-Brent Marks, 13.193; 18. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.195; 19. 83R-Lyton Jeffrey, 13.280; 20. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.285; 21. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.290; 22. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.347; 23. 44-Trey Starks 13.371; 24. 91-Tony Fiore, 13.494; 25. 71M-Paul May, 13.662; 26. J4-John Garvin, 13.697; 27. 29-Steve Butler, 14.306

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.927; 2. 11-Zeb Wise, 12.938; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.943; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.960; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.020; 6. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.027; 7. 21-Brian Brown, 13.034; 8. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.092; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 13.093; 10. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.113; 11. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.123; 12. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.217; 13. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.293; 14. 21X-Parker Price-Miller, 13.308; 15. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.364; 16. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.393; 17. 5B-Justin Barger, 13.445; 18. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.458; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.479; 20. 11B-Carl Bowser, 13.487; 21. 4-Terry McCarl, 13.586; 22. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.590; 23. 2S-Nathan Skaggs, 13.957; 24. 27G-Jay Galloway, 14.329; 25. 91W-Davey Walsh, 14.980; 26. 49H-Bradley Howard (NT)

QUALIFYING RESULTS FOR SATURDAY:

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.737; 2. 11-Zeb Wise, 12.827; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.846; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.880; 5. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.894; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.931; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.938; 8. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 12.957; 9. 5-Shane Stewart, 12.975; 10. 19P-Paige Polyak, 12.975; 11. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.983; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.985; 13. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 13.014; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.028; 15. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey, 13.054; 16. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.057; 17. 19-Brent Marks, 13.078; 18. 71M-Paul May, 13.106; 19. 91-Tony Fiore, 13.106; 20. 21X-Parker Price-Miller, 13.177; 21. 5B-Justin Barger, 13.216; 22. 4-Terry McCarl, 13.246; 23. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.267; 24. 44-Trey Starks, 13.347; 25. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.400; 26. J4-John Garvin, 13.401; 27. 91W-Davey Walsh, 14.460

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.785; 2. 41-David Gravel, 12.835; 3. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 12.842; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.852; 5. 21-Brian Brown, 12.924; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.951; 7. 98H-Dave Blaney, 12.956; 8. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.969; 9. 39M-Anthony Macri, 12.970; 10. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.993; 11. 13 Paul McMahan, 13.023; 12. 7S-Tim Shaffer, 13.033; 13. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.057; 14. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.141; 15. 7-Jason Sides, 13.154; 16. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.211; 17. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.225; 18. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.234; 19. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.291; 20. Paul Nienhiser, 13.293; 21. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.371; 22. 2S-Nathan Skaggs, 13.388; 23. 11B-Carl Bowser, 13.442; 24. 29-Steve Butler, 14.088; 25. 27G-Jay Galloway, 14.367; 26. 49H-Bradley Howard (NT)

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Scott Bogucki Wins A Wild One At The VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals

Bryan Hulbert - FT. WORTH, Texas (November 1, 2019) When the dust settled on a slide job filled SawBlade.com A-Feature Friday night at the Texas Motor Speedway, Australia's Scott Bogucki capped off his 2019 season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network with victory at Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals.


Winner Scott Bogucki (David Campbell Photo)

"This is unbelievable. I've got so many great people behind me with SawBlade.com, Scotty McDonald at Dissolvalloy, Lee with Ostrich Racing Engine - this is for them. We've been struggling lately, so before I went out Scotty's like hey, it's the end of the year, if you get it done let her rip but if you don't turn her over, I'll hit you with the four-wheeler. I didn't quite turn it over, but it was some fun," commented Bogucki with a chuckle, referencing his full-throttle donuts to celebrate his win.

Taking the lead on Lap 3 from Brandon Hanks, Bogucki kept pace through several restarts with the No. 28 finally getting held up in slower traffic at the race's mid-point.

With Tony Stewart in hot pursuit, the two drivers began going at it for the lead with Stewart wheeling his Rush Truck Centers No. 14 to the point on Lap 20. Trading lines and slide jobs through the next few laps, Bogucki regained the lead on Lap 23 as 18th starting, Aaron Reutzel, raced into the mix.

On the battle with Tony for the point, Scott stated, "I knew he had a run. It's hard sometimes to tell when you're leading where to go, but it didn't look clean enough to have rubbered up down there. I don't know if he was diamonding the corner or what, all I knew was I had to make myself as wide as I could be, but it was a lot of fun getting to slide Tony like that."

Using slower cars as picks with Stewart and Reutzel now in pursuit, Bogucki looked to have everything in hand. Rounding the final two turns, however, the cautions lights suddenly blinked on as McKenna Haase began helicoptering her No. 55 through turn-two with a pack of cars bearing down on her.

Setting up a green, white, checkered finish, Bogucki was able to keep pace as Stewart and Reutzel began racing each other for the runner-up spot. Able to take the position, Aaron was too late to mount a charge as Scott Bogucki raced to his fourth career victory with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

Aaron Reutzel was the night's hard charger with 16 cars passed after having to race out of a B-Feature. Tony Stewart made up the night's podium with Blake Hahn coming up to finish fourth. Winning Thursday's prelim, Iowa's Terry McCarl capped the weekend with a fifth-place finish after a tough battle with Sammy Swindell who crossed the stipe sixth.

Roger Crockett in seventh was followed by 2019 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network Champion, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Ninth went to Harli White with Matt Covington completing the top ten.

A field of 39 drivers returned for the second night of Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals. Five SCE Gaskets Heat Races went to Matt Juhl, Seth Bergman, Kevin Ramey, Brandon Hanks, and Danny Jennings. Hoosier Tire Qualifiers were won by Harli White, Tony Stewart, and Jordon Mallett. BMRS B-Features went to McKenna Haase and Aaron Reutzel.
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. picked up his fourth championship in as many years and his second for Hills Racing. The 2019 Brodix National Rookie of the Year is El Paso's John Carney II. With the series 28th season of competition in the books, the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network would like to thank the teams, promoters, sponsors, and above all the fans who make this all possible.

The schedule for the 2020 slate is in the works and is set to be released in December.
For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the nine Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2019, log onto www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV
Texas Motor Speedway (Ft. Worth, Texas)
VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals - Night 2
Friday, November 1, 2019
Car Count: 39
Event Count: 40

SCE Gaskets Heat Races (Top 30 in Passing Points advance to Qualifiers)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 09-Matt Juhl, [2]; 2. 28-Scott Bogucki, [6]; 3. 14-Jordon Mallett, [1]; 4. 22-Sean McClelland, [3]; 5. 21P-Robbie Price, [4]; 6. 9-Chase Randall, [8]; 7. 18J-R.J. Jacobs, [5]; 8. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman; 2. 2X-Tucker Doughty; 3. 95-Matt Covington; 4. 74B-Jake Bubak; 5. 44-Sammy Swindell; 6. 47X-Dylan Westbrook; 7. 44M-Chris Martin; 8. 11X-Tyler Courtney

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 79-Kevin Ramey, [1]; 2. 4-Terry McCarl, [3]; 3. J2-John Carney II, [8]; 4. 51-Aaron Reutzel, [6]; 5. 33C-Casey Carter, [5]; 6. 12W-Dale Wester, [4]; 7. 69-Larry Howery, [7]; 8. 33-Mike Merrell, [2]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 84-Brandon Hanks, [2]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett, [3]; 3. 10-Landon Britt, [1]; 4. 17W-Harli White, [6]; 5. 8M-T.J. Michael, [4]; 6. 77X-Alex Hill, [5]; 7. 20G-Jake Greider, [8]; 8. 29-Ace McCarthy, [7]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 1J-Danny Jennings, [2]; 2. 24D-Danny Sams III, [1]; 3. 14T-Tony Stewart, [4]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [5]; 5. 55-McKenna Haase, [3]; 6. 52-Blake Hahn, [7]; 7. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [6]

Hoosier Tire Qualifiers (Top 16 in combined Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)

Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17W-Harli White, [1]; 2. 4-Terry McCarl, [3]; 3. 84-Brandon Hanks, [5]; 4. 24D-Danny Sams III, [2]; 5. 28-Scott Bogucki, [6]; 6. 55-McKenna Haase, [10]; 7. 79-Kevin Ramey, [4]; 8. 10-Landon Britt, [7]; 9. 8M-T.J. Michael, [9]; 10. 33C-Casey Carter, [8]

Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 14T-Tony Stewart, [2]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [1]; 3. 11-Roger Crockett, [3]; 4. 11X-Tyler Courtney, [4]; 5. 22-Sean McClelland, [7]; 6. 44M-Chris Martin, [9]; 7. J2-John Carney II, [6]; 8. 1J-Danny Jennings, [5]; 9. 21P-Robbie Price, [8]; 10. 77X-Alex Hill, [10]

Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Jordon Mallett, [1]; 2. 44-Sammy Swindell, [3]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [9]; 4. 95-Matt Covington, [4]; 5. 23-Seth Bergman, [5]; 6. 51-Aaron Reutzel, [2]; 7. 74B-Jake Bubak, [8]; 8. 09-Matt Juhl, [6]; 9. 9-Chase Randall, [7]; 10. 20G-Jake Greider, [10]

BMRS B-Feature (Top 6 advance to the A-Feature)

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 55-McKenna Haase, [1]; 2. 74B-Jake Bubak, [4]; 3. 44M-Chris Martin, [3]; 4. 9-Chase Randall, [5]; 5. 21P-Robbie Price, [6]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [9]; 7. 09-Matt Juhl, [2]; 8. 77X-Alex Hill, [7]; 9. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [10]; 10. 12W-Dale Wester, [8]; 11. 29-Ace McCarthy, [11]; 12. 33-Mike Merrell, [12]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 51-Aaron Reutzel, [3]; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [11]; 3. 79-Kevin Ramey, [1]; 4. 1J-Danny Jennings, [2]; 5. 8M-T.J. Michael, [5]; 6. 10-Landon Britt, [4]; 7. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [10]; 8. 20G-Jake Greider, [7]; 9. 18J-R.J. Jacobs, [9]; 10. 33C-Casey Carter, [6]; 11. 69-Larry Howery, [8]

Sawblade.com A-Feature

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 28-Scott Bogucki, [5]; 2. 51-Aaron Reutzel, [18]; 3. 14T-Tony Stewart, [3]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn, [7]; 5. 4-Terry McCarl, [2]; 6. 44-Sammy Swindell, [4]; 7. 11-Roger Crockett, [8]; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [12]; 9. 17W-Harli White, [6]; 10. 95-Matt Covington, [11]; 11. 74B-Jake Bubak, [19]; 12. 84-Brandon Hanks, [1]; 13. 44M-Chris Martin, [21]; 14. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [20]; 15. 24D-Danny Sams III, [15]; 16. 55-McKenna Haase, [17]; 17. 79-Kevin Ramey, [22]; 18. 33C-Casey Carter, [25]; 19. 11X-Tyler Courtney, [10]; 20. 14-Jordon Mallett, [9]; 21. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [24]; 22. J2-John Carney II, [14]; 23. 23-Seth Bergman, [13]; 24. 22-Sean McClelland, [16]; 25. 21P-Robbie Price, [23]
Lap Leader(s): Brandon Hanks 1-2; Tony Stewart 20-22; Scott Bogucki 3-19, 23-30
Hard Charger: Aaron Reutzel+16
High Point Driver: Brandon Hanks
Provisional(s): Robbie Price (Points); Tucker Doughty (Points); Casey Carter (Regional)

2019 National Tour Driver Standings (Top 15 - Final): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 4,470; 2. Blake Hahn 4,381; 3. Roger Crockett 4,163; 4. Matt Covington 4,077; 5. Scott Bogucki 4,031; 6. John Carney II 3,962; 7. Harli White 3,732; 8. Robbie Price 3,679; 9. Jordon Mallett 3,602; 10. Tucker Doughty 3,286; 11. Alex Hill 3,189; 12. Seth Bergman 1,795; 13. Dylan Westbrook 1,540; 14. Jamie Ball 1,163; 15. Tony Bruce, Jr. 1,158;

2019 Race Winners: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 10 (5/17 - I-96 Speedway; 5/18 - I-96 Speedway; 5/25 - Lake Ozark Speedway; 6/5 - Lawton Speedway; 6/8 - Salina Speedway; 7/12 - Gallatin Speedway; 7/19 - Big Sky Speedway; 9/1 - Lake Ozark Speedway; 10/12 - Creek County Speedway; 10/18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Blake Hahn - 5 (6/20 - Skagit Speedway; 7/20 - Big Sky Speedway; 8/30 - 34 Raceway; 9/19 - Lucas Oil Speedway; 9/21 - Lucas Oil Speedway); Scott Bogucki - 3 (6/14 - Brown County Speedway; 6/15 - Black Hills Speedway; 11/1 - Texas Motor Speedway); Robbie Price - 2 (6/22 - Skagit Speedway; 8/31 - Lake Ozark Speedway); Thomas Kennedy - 2 (4/25 - Eagle Raceway, 4/26 - U.S. 36 Raceway); James McFadden - 2 (8/2 - Knoxville Raceway; 8/3 - Knoxville Raceway); Roger Crockett - 2 (6/21 - Skagit Speedway; 10/19 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); John Carney II - 1 (5/26 - Lake Ozark Speedway); Travis Rilat - 1 (6/4 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Devon Borden - 1 (6/28 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Matt Covington - 1 (6/29 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Ryan Giles - 1 (8/1 - Knoxville Raceway); Wayne Johnson - 1 (8/6 - Southern Iowa Speedway); Josh Baughman - 1 (9/20 - Lucas Oil Speedway); Terry McCarl - 1 (10/31 - Texas Motor Speedway);

Weather-Related Cancellations - 11: Devil's Bowl Speedway (3/15 and 3/16); Williams Grove Speedway (5/3); Selinsgrove Speedway (5/4); Lakeside Speedway (5/9); I-30 Speedway (5/11); Route 66 Motor Speedway (6/1); Creek County Speedway (6/6); Gallatin Speedway (7/13); Riverside International Speedway (8/24); Creek County Speedway (10/11);

ASCS National Sprint Series



Terry McCarl Masters VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals Opener

Bryan Hulbert - FT. WORTH, Texas (October 31, 2019) Halloween at Texas Motor Speedway delivered a few tricks, and all the treats for Terry McCarl, as the Altoona, Iowa driver wheeled TheSnowPlow.com/Destiny Motorsports No. 4 to his 14th career victory with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network on Night 1 of Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals.


Winner Terry McCarl (Gabe 'Spongbob' Flores Photo)

"Man, it feels good to win because this wasn't an old man track. This place was cowboy-up tonight so I just want to let everyone know old T-Mac can still cowboy-it up," said McCarl. "Doug just gave me a great car; I really have to thank him and everyone who helps us. Every name on this car means a lot."

McCarl's first career win at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, the multi-time Knoxville Raceway track champion is the 15th different SawBlade.com A-Feature winner on the season.

Taking the green from sixth, McCarl rode fourth until Lap 8 when the caution flew for Harli White, who made contact trying to avoid a lapped car while running second.

Set to go green from third, Terry would end up taking off in second as race leader, Danny Jennings, started dropping water out of his engine. Giving the lead to Dylan Westbrook, the Hills Racing No. 47x shoe couldn't hold off the charge of McCarl with Terry edging into the lead Lap 9 by 0.017 seconds.

Pulling away from the field until the red lights flashed on as Channin Tankersley, who was running sixth, slammed the wall in the second turn after something came apart in the front suspension. Giving Westbrook a shot, the No. 47x could not keep pace, nor could anyone get a run with the field under caution again working Lap 23 for Seth Bergman.

Back to Lap 22 for the final drop of the green flag, Terry stretched his lead to 2.042 seconds before it was all said and done.

Getting a run on the final lap just as Dylan Westbrook suffered a mechanical issue, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. snagged second, and in doing so, secured his fourth consecutive championship with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

Westbrook was able to hold onto third with Matt Juhl and Blake Hahn making up the top five.
Moving up from 11th, Colorado's Jake Bubak was sixth with Scott Bogucki earning Hard Charger honors with a run from 20th to seventh in the SawBlade.com No. 28. Tony Bruce, Jr. followed in eight with Robbie Price making up nine positions to finish ninth. Matt Covington likewise gained nine positions from 19th to complete the top ten.

A field of 40 drivers was on hand for the first night of Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. Five SCE Gaskets Heat Races were won by Sammy Swindell, McKenna Haase, Matt Juhl, Seth Bergman, and Danny Jennings. Hoosier Tire Qualifiers were topped by Tony Bruce, Jr., Brandon Hanks, and Dylan Westbrook. The two BMRS B-Features was won by Sammy Swindell and Robbie Price.

The 2019 season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network concludes Friday, November 1, 2019, with the second round of Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals. Gates open at 6:00 P.M. with racing at 7:30 P.M. (CT). More information can be found online at www.texasmotorspeedway.com.
For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the nine Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2019, log onto www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV
Texas Motor Speedway (Ft. Worth, Texas)
VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals - Night 1
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Car Count: 40

SCE Gaskets Heat Races (Top 30 in Passing Points advance to Qualifiers)
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 44-Sammy Swindell, [2]; 2. 4-Terry McCarl, [6]; 3. 17W-Harli White, [8]; 4. 10-Landon Britt, [4]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn, [7]; 6. 29-Ace McCarthy, [1]; 7. 79-Kevin Ramey, [5]; 8. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [3]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 55-McKenna Haase, [2]; 2. J2-John Carney II, [4]; 3. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [3]; 4. 17G-Channin Tankersley, [6]; 5. 9-Chase Randall, [1]; 6. 8M-T.J. Michael, [7]; 7. 69-Larry Howery, [5]; 8. 18J-R.J. Jacobs, [8]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 09-Matt Juhl, [4]; 2. 20G-Jake Greider, [2]; 3. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [3]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [8]; 5. 28-Scott Bogucki, [5]; 6. 77X-Alex Hill, [7]; 7. 14-Jordon Mallett, [1]; 8. 12W-Dale Wester, [6]
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, [1]; 2. 21P-Robbie Price, [3]; 3. 74B-Jake Bubak, [4]; 4. 14T-Tony Stewart, [5]; 5. 51-Aaron Reutzel, [6]; 6. 44M-Chris Martin, [8]; 7. 24D-Danny Sams III, [7]; 8. 33-Mike Merrell, [2]
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 1J-Danny Jennings, [2]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett, [4]; 3. 84-Brandon Hanks, [3]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [5]; 5. 11X-Tyler Courtney, [6]; 6. 22-Sean McClelland, [8]; 7. 95-Matt Covington, [7]; 8. 33C-Casey Carter, [1]

Hoosier Tire Qualifiers (Top 16 in combined Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)
Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [1]; 2. 74B-Jake Bubak, [2]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [3]; 4. 51-Aaron Reutzel, [8]; 5. 09-Matt Juhl, [6]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [7]; 7. J2-John Carney II, [4]; 8. 44-Sammy Swindell, [5]; 9. 22-Sean McClelland, [9]; 10. 77X-Alex Hill, [10]
Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 84-Brandon Hanks, [1]; 2. 17G-Channin Tankersley, [2]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [7]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett, [4]; 5. 4-Terry McCarl, [6]; 6. 11X-Tyler Courtney, [8]; 7. 21P-Robbie Price, [3]; 8. 28-Scott Bogucki, [9]; 9. 9-Chase Randall, [10]; 10. 55-McKenna Haase, [5]
Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [2]; 2. 1J-Danny Jennings, [5]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman, [4]; 4. 17W-Harli White, [6]; 5. 24D-Danny Sams III, [10]; 6. 44M-Chris Martin, [8]; 7. 10-Landon Britt, [7]; 8. 14T-Tony Stewart, [1]; 9. 8M-T.J. Michael, [9]; 10. 20G-Jake Greider, [3]

BMRS B-Feature (Top 6 advance to the A-Feature)
B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 44-Sammy Swindell, [2]; 2. 95-Matt Covington, [6]; 3. 55-McKenna Haase, [4]; 4. 44M-Chris Martin, [3]; 5. 8M-T.J. Michael, [5]; 6. 12W-Dale Wester, [9]; 7. 18J-R.J. Jacobs, [8]; 8. (DNF) 79-Kevin Ramey, [7]; 9. (DNF) 33-Mike Merrell, [10]; (DNS) 14T-Tony Stewart, ; (DNS) 22-Sean McClelland, ; (DQ) 45X-Johnny Herrera, [1]
B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 21P-Robbie Price, [2]; 2. 28-Scott Bogucki, [4]; 3. 11X-Tyler Courtney, [1]; 4. 9-Chase Randall, [6]; 5. 10-Landon Britt, [3]; 6. 29-Ace McCarthy, [8]; 7. 77X-Alex Hill, [7]; 8. 69-Larry Howery, [9]; 9. 33C-Casey Carter, [12]; 10. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [11]; 11. 14-Jordon Mallett, [10]; 12. 20G-Jake Greider, [5]

Sawblade.com A-Feature
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 4-Terry McCarl, [6]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [10]; 3. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [4]; 4. 09-Matt Juhl, [3]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn, [7]; 6. 74B-Jake Bubak, [11]; 7. 28-Scott Bogucki, [20]; 8. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [8]; 9. 21P-Robbie Price, [18]; 10. 95-Matt Covington, [19]; 11. 17W-Harli White, [2]; 12. 11-Roger Crockett, [13]; 13. 11X-Tyler Courtney, [22]; 14. 24D-Danny Sams III, [16]; 15. 23-Seth Bergman, [5]; 16. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [24]; 17. 17G-Channin Tankersley, [12]; 18. 84-Brandon Hanks, [9]; 19. 51-Aaron Reutzel, [14]; 20. 33C-Casey Carter, [25]; 21. 1J-Danny Jennings, [1]; 22. 44-Sammy Swindell, [17]; 23. 55-McKenna Haase, [21]; 24. J2-John Carney II, [15]; 25. 14-Jordon Mallett, [23]
Lap Leader(s): Danny Jennings 1-8; Terry McCarl 9-25
Hard Charger: Scott Bogucki +13
High Point Driver: Danny Jennings
Provisional(s): Jordon Mallett (Points) / Tucker Doughty (Points) / Casey Carter (Regional)

2019 National Tour Driver Standings (Top 15): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 4,354; 2. Blake Hahn 4,251; 3. Roger Crockett 4,044; 4. Matt Covington 3,967; 5. Scott Bogucki 3,881; 6. John Carney II 3,872; 7. Harli White 3,619; 8. Robbie Price 3,614; 9. Jordon Mallett 3,510; 10. Tucker Doughty 3,224; 11. Alex Hill 3,124; 12. Seth Bergman 1,706; 13. Dylan Westbrook 1,438; 14. Jamie Ball 1,163; 15. Tony Bruce, Jr. 1,093;

2019 Race Winners: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 10 (5/17 - I-96 Speedway; 5/18 - I-96 Speedway; 5/25 - Lake Ozark Speedway; 6/5 - Lawton Speedway; 6/8 - Salina Speedway; 7/12 - Gallatin Speedway; 7/19 - Big Sky Speedway; 9/1 - Lake Ozark Speedway; 10/12 - Creek County Speedway; 10/18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Blake Hahn - 5 (6/20 - Skagit Speedway; 7/20 - Big Sky Speedway; 8/30 - 34 Raceway; 9/19 - Lucas Oil Speedway; 9/21 - Lucas Oil Speedway); Robbie Price - 2 (6/22 - Skagit Speedway; 8/31 - Lake Ozark Speedway); Scott Bogucki - 2 (6/14 - Brown County Speedway; 6/15 - Black Hills Speedway); Thomas Kennedy - 2 (4/25 - Eagle Raceway, 4/26 - U.S. 36 Raceway); James McFadden - 2 (8/2 - Knoxville Raceway; 8/3 - Knoxville Raceway); Roger Crockett - 2 (6/21 - Skagit Speedway; 10/19 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); John Carney II - 1 (5/26 - Lake Ozark Speedway); Travis Rilat - 1 (6/4 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Devon Borden - 1 (6/28 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Matt Covington - 1 (6/29 - Grays Harbor Raceway); Ryan Giles - 1 (8/1 - Knoxville Raceway); Wayne Johnson - 1 (8/6 - Southern Iowa Speedway); Josh Baughman - 1 (9/20 - Lucas Oil Speedway); Terry McCarl - 1 (10/31 - Texas Motor Speedway);

Weather-Related Cancellations - 11: Devil's Bowl Speedway (3/15 and 3/16); Williams Grove Speedway (5/3); Selinsgrove Speedway (5/4); Lakeside Speedway (5/9); I-30 Speedway (5/11); Route 66 Motor Speedway (6/1); Creek County Speedway (6/6); Gallatin Speedway (7/13); Riverside International Speedway (8/24); Creek County Speedway (10/11);

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New Egypt Speedway
Route 539, New Egypt, NJ
Track Phone: 609-758-1900
Website: www.newegyptspeedway.net
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Media Contact: Pete MacDonald – 609-758-1900 – nesoffice@comcast.net

Howard Holds Off Pauch Jr. For $6,000 New Egypt All Star Cup Victory

New Egypt, NJ – Oley, PA’s Duane Howard held off a hard charging Billy Pauch Jr. to pick off his second career All Star Cup victory at New Egypt Speedway worth $6,000 on Saturday night. It was Howard’s fourth career NES win.

“I’ve been around this game a long time and to beat Billy here at his home track is something special. We came here a little under-motored but we freed the car up and got some momentum up in the feature. I got to thank Norm with the 357, he gives us great equipment to come and race with. It’s really fun to come here and race and beat the weather tonight. Thanks to the fans for sticking this out tonight, what a great-prepared racetrack, you can run the bottom and the top”, said Howard post race.

Ryan Simmons led the field to the green flag but it would be Duane Howard leading lap one. Howard would lead the first 11 laps with third place starter Brandon Grosso in tow. The first caution of the event would fly on lap twelve when Stan Frankenfield came to a stop on the backstretch. Grosso would jump out to the lead on the restart and would pull away from the field at will. It would all come undone for Grosso as the yellow fell for the halfway break, it appears the motor broke and he headed to the pit area handing the lead back to Howard. On the ensuing restart from the halfway break Cale Ross would spin in turn two to bring out the caution. 12th place starter David VanHorn would enter the picture as he reached the third position on lap 33. Following the restart Howard would again jump out to the lead with fifth-place starter Billy Pauch Jr. on his back bumper on lap 34. Pauch Jr. would work the bottom to perfection while Howard rim-rode on the top of the speedway. On lap 35 the caution would fly again for Cale Ross who spun again in turns one and two. As leaders choice, Howard chose the outside for the restart and again jumped out to the lead with Pauch Jr. inching ever so closely lap after lap on the back of Norm Hansell’s No. 357. Pauch would appear to be faster but just couldn’t manage to pull even with Howard to complete the pass. Pauch Jr. would try the top of the Speedway on lap 50 in turns three and four but would lose a bit of ground as Howard would pull out to a four car length lead. Pauch Jr. would make one last effort on Howard but it was to no avail as Howard would pick up his second All Star Cup victory. Pauch Jr. would come home second with Wade Hendrickson, David VanHorn and Frank Cozze completing the top five.

Brian Spencer would hold off a hard charging Joey Biasi to win his fourth straight Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Car event. 2019 track champion Rich Mellor, Heidi Hedin and Larry Drake would complete the top five.

Pennsylvania invader Branden Edgar picked up his first career New Egypt Speedway Sportsman win in just his second start. Art Liedl would come on late in the going to finish second with Jim Housworth Joseph Brown and Bill Liedtka completed the top five.

Joe Toth would win the rain shortened Crate Modified event. Toth who took the lead from Johnny Bangs on lap 10 said he would rather be lucky than good as he told Nick Leach post race had something break in the driveline and had to be pushed to Victory Lane. Ryan Godown Jr., Bangs, Jeremy Martino and Ryan Simmons rounded out the top five.

The final event of the 2019 schedule will be held on Saturday December 7th with our 22nd Annual Fall Swap Meet and Flea Market. Gates open to sell at 7:30am, it is free to browse and $15 to sell. Anything automotive is welcome to be sold.

Plans for the 2019 New Egypt Speedway awards banquet should be announced in the coming weeks.

New Egypt Speedway would like to thank all the race teams, fans and sponsors for their support during the 2019 season! The March Meltdown is tentatively scheduled for March 21st, 2020 here at NES!

New Egypt Speedway, which is New Jersey’s premier dirt racing facility, is located on Route 539 just minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure and the New Jersey Turnpike. A racy 7/16-mile D-shaped dirt oval, New Egypt Speedway serves Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country. New Egypt’s state-of-the-art facilities feature daylight-quality lighting and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house. The grandstands are fully wheelchair accessible with wide, clear, and well-groomed walkways. Concession facilities serve up everything from Jersey Burgers to ice cream treats at family-friendly prices.
For more information, visit online: www.newegyptspeedway.net, “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/newegyptspeedwayofficial, or follow us on Twitter @nesspeedway.

New Egypt Speedway Results 10/26/19

Modified Feature Results (60 Laps): 1.) DUANE HOWARD 2.) Billy Pauch Jr 3.) Wade Hendrickson 4.) David VanHorn 5.) Frank Cozze 6.) Jimmy Horton 7.) Davey Sammons 8.) Billy Osmun 9.) Ryan Krachun 10.) Jack Swain 11.) Mike Butler 12.) Chris Grbac 13.) Danny Bouc 14.) Bucky Kell 15.) Kevin Vaclavicek 16.) Cale Ross 17.) Stan Frankenfield 18.) Brandon Grosso 19.) PJ Oliver 20.) Ryan Simmons 21.) Dominick Buffalino 22.) Steve Young 23.) JR Fulper 24.) Michael McClinton

Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Car Feature Results (25 Laps): 1.) BRIAN SPENCER 2.) Joey Biasi 3.) Rich Mellor 4) Heidi Hedin 5.) Larry Drake 6.) Duane Nixon 7.) Ken Nealis 8.) Dan Malley 9.) Eric Miller 10.) Greg Shepsis 11.) Brad Schaale 12.) Dean Conk

Hammer Sportsman Feature Results (25 Laps): 1.) BRANDEN EDGAR 2.) Art Liedl 3.) Jim Housworth 4.) Joseph Brown 5.) Bill Liedtka 6.) Will Dupree 7.) Mickey Kessler 8.) Marty Resnick 9.) Kenny Bock 10.) Matt Luzi 11.) Will Trstensky

Crate Modified Feature Results (16 Laps due to rain): 1.) JOE TOTH 2.) Ryan Godown Jr 3.) Johnny Bangs 4.) Jeremy Martino 5.) Ryan Simmons 6.) Dan Fleming 7.) Anthony Tramontana 8.) Ryan Simmons 9.) Howie Finch 10.) Jeff Bubori 11.) Tom Princiotta 12.) Glenn McIntre 13.) John Meyer 14.) Matt Miller 15.) Andy Walko 16.) Steve Hicks 17.) Will Protnick 18.) Justin Grosso 19.) Zachary Merola 20.) JD Cranston 21.) Jordan Cox 22.) Kevin Borden

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