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Winner David Gravel (DB3 Photo)

GRAND OPENING: David Gravel wins first night of National Open at Williams Grove
Gravel dominated the night by earning his 19th Quick Time and ninth win of the season

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Oct. 4, 2019 – A hunger had been building inside David Gravel the last three weeks.

His appetite for another win had been teased on several occasions. He set Quick Time three times since his last win in September but was unable to make the achievements relevant with another win.

Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway for the opening night of the National Open, Gravel was presented with a full course meal. He made sure to leave no crumbs for his competition.

He set Quick Time for the 19th time this season. Won his Drydene Heat race. Drew the pole for the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and won it. And then further demonstrated his mastery of the half-mile speedway by leading all 25 laps to claim his ninth win of the season – tying 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz for the second most wins this season. The victory was also his second win at Williams Grove Speedway this year – sixth overall.

“Just happy to Quick Time and win a race,” Gravel said, of Watertown, Conn. “Seems like the couple of races we’ve been drawing a bad pill for the Dash draw and tonight we were able to get a good draw. So just an awesome night. Finally get to show how good this car is.”

Gravel was proficient on the tacky track conditions all night. He couldn’t afford to be anything less. Fellow masters of the paper clip-shaped track, 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz and PA Posse veteran Lance Dewease had cars fast enough to keep Gravel starving for another win if he made a mistake.

At the start of the 25-lap Feature, Schatz moved his way from third to second by the second lap of the race and Dewease went from sixth to fifth before the first lap was completed.

Before they could try to make up any more ground, the caution came out on Lap two for Kerry Madsen, who lost his brakes.

On the restart Gravel launched ahead of Schatz. The Fargo, N.D.-native peeked underneath Gravel going into turn one, but the Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 41 was strong around the high side of the speedway. Gravel, again, launched ahead of the Toco Warranty No. 15 car down the backstretch.

Behind them, Dewease continued his relentless charge to the front by making the pass for fourth into turn one and then passed Cory Eliason for third-place off turn four. Schatz was his next target.

Gravel, Dewease and Schatz had already won at Williams Grove Speedway earlier this year. For Gravel, he was on a quest to cure his craving for another win. Dewease was looking for his 99th win in total at the speedway. Schatz was not only eyeing another win, but a chance to close the points gap between he and points leader Brad Sweet, who started 20th.

The caution came out again on Lap five for Jeff Halligan having an issue with his engine, which left oil on the track. Now Schatz and Dewease were close enough to Gravel to potentially spoil his night.

However, on the restart, Gravel shot ahead of the 30-car field, clearing Schatz before turn one. Both drivers went low through the first corner. Gravel, again, showed the strength of his car by being able to pull away from Schatz exiting the corner and down the backstretch.

Schatz faded away from Gravel and Dewease closed to the No. 15 car's bumper. The Fayetteville, Pa.-native stalked Schatz for several laps, while Gravel pulled away from them by more than a second. With 18 laps to go, Dewease dove underneath Schatz into turn three, cleared him for second by the apex of the corner but couldn’t hold the bottom. Dewease slid to the cushion in turn four, allowing Schatz to drive back underneath him and take the position back.

The two stayed in their respective positions for the next 15 laps. Dewease never faded from Schatz. Always kept the pressure on him. He tried to pass Schatz a few more times, but Schatz always ended the battle with the advantage.

Gravel reached lap traffic by Lap 16. It was Schatz and Dewease’s opportunity to try to make up ground on the leader.

“It was real hard,” Gravel said about the lap traffic. “If I went low the guy on the outside of me was just as fast. If they didn’t mess up it was going to be hard to get by them. Luckily Sheldon (Haudenschild) messed up once. Got by him. I was able to get by Kraig (Kinser). The top opened with Jacob (Allen) and I was able to put together a few good laps there. I don’t know how close anybody was.”

There was no pressure from behind for Gravel. Even in heavy lap traffic. With three laps to go Dewease was able to dive underneath Schatz into turn one and clear him for the runner-up spot. However, Gravel was more than two second ahead of him.

The Jason Johnson Racing team found themselves back in Victory Lane, picking up the $10,000 prize, while Dewease settled for a runner-up finish and Schatz rounded out the podium.

“We were pretty good from the start,” Dewease said. “It’s a hard field. A lot of fast race cars. I had some of the best in the country I had to pass.”

After two nights in-a-row of finishes outside the top-15 for Schatz and losing more than 30 points to Sweet, he rebounded with a podium finished and almost cut Sweet’s points lead in half. Coming into Friday night’s race Schatz was 40 points behind Sweet. He is now 26 points behind the Kasey Kahne Racing driver. However, Sweet stopped the bleeding from being worse by charging from 20th to 10th, picking up the KSE Hard Charger award.

“We were kind of hanging,” Schatz said about his race. “We’ve got to adapt to somethings and the guys did a great job with that. Hopefully we can learn from the night and make improvements for tomorrow.”

Schatz also had Ford’s new 410-c.i. motor in his car. He said he was pleased with it.

“It’s finally a relief that it’s here,” Schatz said. “You can’t say enough about these guys. I don’t think anyone will see the work and how much went into this… All we can do is keep building on it and keep working on it and that’s what we’ll do because that’s what we do.”

Friday’s night victory for Gravel and his team helped cure one hungry, but another formulated soon after with the National Open on Saturday night paying $65,000-to-win.

“It feels good to win the first night, but tomorrow is why we’re here,” Gravel said.


The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Saturday, Oct. 5, will return to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. for the National Open.

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

Race Results: 10/4/19 – Williams Grove Speedway

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [1][$10,000]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [6][$5,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$3,000]; 4. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [4][$2,700]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [12][$2,500]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [11][$2,200]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [5][$2,000]; 8. 83-Daryn Pittman [9][$1,800]; 9. 1W-Matt Campbell [8][$1,600]; 10. 49-Brad Sweet [20][$1,450]; 11. 72-Ryan Smith [7][$1,300]; 12. 26-Cory Eliason [2][$1,200]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [18][$1,100]; 14. 21P-Brian Montieth [13][$1,000]; 15. 18-Ian Madsen [24][$950]; 16. 51-Freddie Rahmer [26][$200]; 17. 11-T.J. Stutts [15][$850]; 18. 1X-Chad Trout [23][$750]; 19. 2-Carson Macedo [16][$725]; 20. 17B-Bill Balog [14][$700]; 21. 19-Brent Marks [29][$]; 22. 5-Shane Stewart [25][$]; 23. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [27][$]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [10][$700]; 25. 11K-Kraig Kinser [30][$]; 26. 7S-Tim Shaffer [19][$700]; 27. 39-Cory Haas [28][$]; 28. 58-Jeff Halligan [17][$700]; 29. 19M-Landon Myers [22][$700]; 30. 2M-Kerry Madsen [21][$700];
Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-25;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+10]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 41-David Gravel, 16.206; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman, 16.34; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 16.433; 4. 72-Ryan Smith, 16.489; 5. 11-T.J. Stutts, 16.582; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.597; 7. 7S-Tim Shaffer, 16.608; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.609; 9. 58-Jeff Halligan, 16.647; 10. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.686; 11. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 16.747; 12. 18-Ian Madsen, 16.755; 13. 21P-Brian Montieth, 16.808; 14. 87K-Alan Krimes, 16.855; 15. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 16.864; 16. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 16.899; 17. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.91; 18. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.941; 19. 1T-Tim Wagaman, 16.96; 20. 67-Justin Whittall, 16.966; 21. 19-Brent Marks, 16.983; 22. 17BX-Steve Buckwalter, 17.003; 23. 44-Trey Starks, 17.007; 24. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.073; 25. 75-Chase Dietz, 17.178; 26. 73B-Brett Michalski, 17.455; 27. 12W-Troy Fraker, 17.973

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.396; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.425; 3. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 16.463; 4. 19M-Landon Myers, 16.47; 5. 1X-Chad Trout, 16.509; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.673; 7. 17B-Bill Balog, 16.791; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.807; 9. 26-Cory Eliason, 16.835; 10. 1W-Matt Campbell, 16.878; 11. 7-Jason Sides, 16.929; 12. 5-Shane Stewart, 16.955; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.962; 14. 1-Logan Wagner, 16.966; 15. 39-Cory Haas, 16.972; 16. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.008; 17. 2-Carson Macedo, 17.032; 18. 33-Jared Esh, 17.135; 19. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.143; 20. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 17.239; 21. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 17.28; 22. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.281; 23. 33M-Mason Daniel, 17.327; 24. 75B-Nicole Bower, 17.36; 25. 49H-Bradley Howard, 17.406; 26. 12-Barry Shearer, 17.94

DRYDENE Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 72-Ryan Smith [2]; 3. 21P-Brian Montieth [5]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 5. 17BX-Steve Buckwalter [8]; 6. 5C-Dylan Cisney [6]; 7. 75-Chase Dietz [9]; 8. 1T-Tim Wagaman [7]; 9. 7S-Tim Shaffer [3]

DRYDENE Heat #2 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 11-T.J. Stutts [2]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [8]; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski [9]; 8. 67-Justin Whittall [7]; 9. 87K-Alan Krimes [5]

DRYDENE Heat #3 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 3. 58-Jeff Halligan [3]; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall [5]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [7]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer [6]; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody [8]; 9. 12W-Troy Fraker [9]

DRYDENE Heat #4 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [1]; 2. 1W-Matt Campbell [4]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog [3]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 6. 19M-Landon Myers [2]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard [9]; 9. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]

DRYDENE Heat #5 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 3. 2-Carson Macedo [6]; 4. 1X-Chad Trout [2]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson [7]; 6. 1-Logan Wagner [5]; 7. 7-Jason Sides [4]; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel [8]; 9. 12-Barry Shearer [9]

DRYDENE Heat #6 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – 1. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 4. 5-Shane Stewart [4]; 5. 39-Cory Haas [5]; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe [7]; 7. 33-Jared Esh [6]; 8. 75B-Nicole Bower [8]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 4. 72-Ryan Smith [5]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [6]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [3]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 4. 1W-Matt Campbell [6]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]

D-main (8 Laps) – 1. 44-Trey Starks [3][-]; 2. 33M-Mason Daniel [2][-]; 3. 75-Chase Dietz [7][$125]; 4. 73B-Brett Michalski [9][$125]; 5. 75B-Nicole Bower [4][$125]; 6. 12W-Troy Fraker [10][$125]; 7. 12-Barry Shearer [8][$125]; 8. 17BX-Steve Buckwalter [1][$125]; 9. 99M-Kyle Moody [5][$125]; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard [6][$125]; 11. 39M-Anthony Macri [11][$125]

C-Main (10 Laps) – 1. 5C-Dylan Cisney [1][-]; 2. 39-Cory Haas [2][-]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [3][$150]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [5][$150]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [11][$150]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [13][$125]; 7. 67-Justin Whittall [9][$125]; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [12][$125]; 9. 24-Lucas Wolfe [10][$125]; 10. 33M-Mason Daniel [14][$125]; 11. 2C-Wayne Johnson [8][$125]; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6][$125]; 13. 33-Jared Esh [4][$125]; 14. 1T-Tim Wagaman [7][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – 1. 7S-Tim Shaffer [1][-]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3][-]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5][-]; 4. 19M-Landon Myers [2][-]; 5. 1X-Chad Trout [4][-]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [7][-]; 7. 5-Shane Stewart [8][$300]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10][$250]; 9. 39-Cory Haas [14][$225]; 10. 87K-Alan Krimes [9][$200]; 11. 55K-Robbie Kendall [11][$200]; 12. 1-Logan Wagner [12][$200]; 13. 7-Jason Sides [6][$200]; 14. 5C-Dylan Cisney [13][$200]

The United States Auto Club.









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Tyler Courtney became the first driver to win four consecutive Eldora Speedway USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car features at Saturday's 4-Crown Nationals presented by
(Ryan Sellers Photo)


By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Rossburg, Ohio (September 28, 2019).........Tyler Courtney reached unprecedented territory following Saturday night's 4-Crown Nationals presented by USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature.

Not even the likes of three-in-row winners Jud Larson, Bubby Jones, Jack Hewitt or Steve Butler can claim four consecutive USAC National Sprint Car victories at Eldora Speedway.

However, Courtney, the reigning series champ, can now claim the record as his own after winning his seventh series main event of the year, three of which have come at the famed half-mile, with Saturday's being the 24th of his career, moving him past A.J. Foyt and Roger McCluskey on the all-time list and into a tie for 22nd with Chris Windom.

"When you have guys like Jack Hewitt and Rich Vogler and all those guys that have ran here, for someone to never do four consecutive USAC National Sprint Car wins in a row here, is incredible," Courtney exclaimed. "To just even be compared to and having the opportunity to go for four in a row is pretty incredible. But now we get to put our name in the history books and hopefully come back in the spring for five in a row."

Just as he did in the midget throughout the night, Courtney was the rabbit everyone was chasing in his Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing/NOS Energy Drink - Competition Suspension, Inc./Spike/Rider Chevy-powered sprinter. But he had to do a little chasing himself early on as Kevin Thomas, Jr. shot out to the lead from his pole starting position.

Sixth starting Courtney, meanwhile, was a rocket on the second lap as he exploded past Brady Bacon, Justin Grant and C.J. Leary on the back straightaway to move from 5th to 2nd before banging his right rear tire off the wall between turns there and four and settling into place in third behind leader Thomas and second-running Leary.

On lap six, Courtney gave it another shot, sliding past Leary in turn three to secure the 2nd position, and now had sights set on tracking down Thomas 1.6 seconds in the distance, which he had whittled down to just a tick over a half second by the tenth lap as they both rode the rail up against the outside wall.

Nearing the halfway point, traffic came into play and Thomas was determined to be the aggressor. Not wanting to play it safe and cautious, Thomas split hairs and threaded needles through the backend of the field as he sought his very own first career win at Eldora.

With 12 laps remaining, Thomas bounced the right rear off the outside wall between turns three and four, which sucked his right front wheel into the concrete at the exit of four, thus breaking the front end as a result. Thomas was now a sitting duck in the lead, and less than a lap later, Courtney made him pay, driving by Thomas on the bottom of three to grab the spot and construct an ever-growing lead.

With 10 to go, fourth-running Leary slid by third-running Thomas utilizing the bottom of turn one. As he drifted up in turn two, a surging Chris Windom had momentum up top, driving off turn two as both he and Leary clipped wheels, sending Leary spinning backwards into the outside wall leading with the left rear. Leary was unable to restart, sending the series point leader to a 22nd place result, only his second finish outside the top-ten in 28 starts this season.

Courtney broke out to a half-straightaway lead in the final stages and appeared primed for his second victory of the night despite a particularly hairy moment that caught his attention. Exiting turn two with two laps to go, Courtney hit the right rear against the wall, getting his right front airborne and glancing off the concrete before continuing on without too much of a hindrance to speak of. No harm, no foul as they say.

The final lap was as clean as a whistle for Courtney as he raced to a 1.424 second victory over Windom, Grant, Thomas and Bacon to extend his series-leading win total to seven.

Contingency award winners Saturday night at Eldora Speedway were Tyler Courtney (Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier & Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner), Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner), Justin Grant (AutoMeter Third Heat Winner), Jason McDougal (Indy Race Parts Fourth Heat Winner), Scotty Weir (Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher), Matt Westfall (KSE Racing Products Hard Charger/Larry Rice High Performance Award), Chris Windom (Rosewood Machine & Tool Precision Move of the Race), Isaac Chapple (Roger & Barb Tapy 13th Fastest Qualifier), Matt Goodnight (Saldana Racing Products First Non-Transfer) and Chris Phillips (ProSource Hard Work Award).


USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: September 28, 2019 - Eldora Speedway - Rossburg, Ohio - 38th 4-Crown Nationals presented by - 1/2-Mile Dirt Oval

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR / PROSOURCE QUALIFYING: 1. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall/Newman-16.671; 2. Chris Windom, 5G, Parallax/Goacher-16.780; 3. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-16.832; 4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-16.917; 5. C.J. Leary, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-16.947; 6. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 19, Hayward/Thomas-17.081; 7. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-17.146; 8. Dallas Hewitt, 18, Keen-17.153; 9. Max Adams, 5m, Adams-17.302; 10. Kory Crabtree, 60, Gagliardi-17.354; 11. Mario Clouser, 6, MCM-17.378; 12. Jason McDougal, 71p, Daigh/Phillips-17.384; 13. Isaac Chapple, 52, LNR/Chapple-17.393; 14. Dustin Clark, 75, Clark-17.498; 15. Bill Rose, 6R, Rose-17.518; 16. Carmen Perigo, 21p, Perigo-17.520; 17. Matt Westfall, 33m, Marshall-17.571; 18. Scotty Weir, 39G, Goodnight-17.579; 19. Nick Bilbee, 17, Bilbee-17.740; 20. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-17.811; 21. Dave Darland, 36D, Darland/Curb-Agajanian-17.823; 22. Corey Smith, 66s, CS-17.995; 23. Kody Swanson, 20N, Nolen-18.111; 24. Brian Ruhlman, 49, Ruhlman-18.254; 25. Landon Simon, 23s, Simon-18.342; 26. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-18.401; 27. Jack James, 99, James-18.416; 28. Chris Phillips, 6p, Phillips-18.656; 29. Gage Etgen, 99, Etgen-18.802; 30. Travis Welpott, 18T, Welpott/Gorman-18.809; 31. Tim Creech II, 2c, Creech-18.810; 32. Cody White, 26w, White-18.902; 33. Steve Thomas, 20, Thomas-18.912; 34. Korbyn Hayslett, 1H, Hayslett-NT; 35. Scott Hampton, 51, Slinkard-NT.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Tyler Courtney, 2. Matt Westfall, 3. C.J. Leary, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Max Adams, 6. Isaac Chapple, 7. Landon Simon, 8. Gage Etgen, 9. Steve Thomas. 2:26.54

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 2. Chris Windom, 3. Scotty Weir, 4. Corey Smith, 5. Kory Crabtree, 6. Dustin Clark, 7. Matt Goodnight, 8. Travis Welpott, 9. Korbyn Hayslett. 2:28.17

AUTOMETER THIRD HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Justin Grant, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Mario Clouser, 4. Nick Bilbee, 5. Kody Swanson, 6. Scott Hampton, 7. Jack James, 8. Tim Creech II, 9. Bill Rose. NT

INDY RACE PARTS FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Jason McDougal, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Dallas Hewitt, 4. Carmen Perigo, 5. Josh Hodges, 6. Chris Phillips, 7. Brian Ruhlman, 8. Cody White. 2:29.58

SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer to the feature) 1. Max Adams, 2. Kory Crabtree, 3. Dustin Clark, 4. Isaac Chapple, 5. Josh Hodges, 6. Chris Phillips, 7. Matt Goodnight, 8. Scott Hampton, 9. Brian Ruhlman, 10. Kody Swanson, 11. Landon Simon, 12. Gage Etgen, 13. Jack James, 14. Travis Welpott, 15. Cody White, 16. Tim Creech II, 17. Steve Thomas, 18. Bill Rose, 19. Korbyn Hayslett. 3:54.09

FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Tyler Courtney (6), 2. Chris Windom (5), 3. Justin Grant (4), 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (1), 5. Brady Bacon (3), 6. Dallas Hewitt (8), 7. Matt Westfall (16), 8. Chase Stockon (7), 9. Isaac Chapple (13), 10. Nick Bilbee (18), 11. Carmen Perigo (15), 12. Jason McDougal (12), 13. Scotty Weir (17), 14. Mario Clouser (11), 15. Chris Phillips (22), 16. Dave Darland (20), 17. Dustin Clark (14), 18. Corey Smith (21), 19. Max Adams (9), 20. Kory Crabtree (10), 21. Josh Hodges (19), 22. C.J. Leary (2). NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-18 Kevin Thomas, Jr., Laps 19-30 Tyler Courtney.








NEW USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-C.J. Leary-1,934, 2-Tyler Courtney-1,876, 3-Chris Windom-1,781, 4-Justin Grant-1,780, 5-Brady Bacon-1,778, 6-Kevin Thomas, Jr.-1,778, 7-Chase Stockon-1,705, 8-Jason McDougal-1,483, 9-Carson Short-1,361, 10-Isaac Chapple-1,157.

NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: October 5, 2019 - Lawrenceburg Speedway - Lawrenceburg, Indiana - Fall Nationals - 3/8-Mile Dirt Oval

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

Winner Aaron Reutzel (Wayne Riegle Photo)

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Aaron Reutzel caps 2019 All Star title run with 4-Crown Nationals triumph at Eldora Speedway

ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 28, 2019) - Aaron Reutzel’s 2019 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 championship campaign could not have ended more appropriately. Not only did the Clute, Texas-native cap his season with a 16th Series victory, his sixth during the month of September, but Reutzel did so during the 38th running of Eldora Speedway’s historic 4-Crown Nationals; a second consecutive victory for the Texan during Eldora’s season-ending program.

Certainly an ongoing trend in 2019, Aaron Reutzel and Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports officially etched their names in All Star Circuit of Champions history books yet again, this time as an All Star champion for a second consecutive season. Although clinching the 2019 title at the conclusion of the evening's pill draw, the 4-Crown Nationals triumph certainly put an exclamation point on their season.

Six-time Series champion, Dale Blaney, wrapped-up his 2019 campaign alongside McGhee Motorsports with a runner-up finish in the final championship standings, followed by a pair of rookie contenders, Cory Eliason and Brock Zearfoss, who finished third and fourth, respectively, and Paul McMahan.

“I can’t thank Mike and Josh Baughman enough for believing in me and believing in what this team can do. I’m blessed to be the guy who gets to wheel this car,” Aaron Reutzel explained, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/Nattress Construction/No. 87 sprint car. “It’s unbelievable what we have been able to accomplish since we started.”

Starting sixth on the 4-Crown Nationals grid, Reutzel’s path to the top of the charts required finesse, as well as patience, ultimately forced to battle by a handful of the sport’s finest including Gio Scelzi, Cory Eliason, Cale Conley and Cale Thomas.

After moving ahead one position during the initial start, it took Reutzel until lap five to advance one more, this time driving by West Virginia's Cale Conley to takeover the fourth spot. Meanwhile, Fairland, Indiana’s Cale Thomas was the man in control, utilizing the outside-pole position aboard Ron Gorby’s No. G1 to lead the first six circuits.

Despite a stout pace around Eldora Speedway’s infamous top groove, Thomas’ reign quickly ran out as Cory Eliason made his presence known on lap seven. A diving slider through turns three and four allowed Eliason to gain the top spot, now with Thomas, Gio Scelzi and Reutzel in tow. Unfortunately for Thomas, his run in the top-five ended on lap ten, as incidental contact between himself and Aaron Reutzel led to a 360 degree spin between turns three and four. The spin eventually signaled a caution forcing Thomas to restart at the tail of the field.

With the ensuing single-file restart on his side, it would only take Reutzel one circuit to move his way into the second spot, utilizing the middle line through turns one and two to slingshot around Gio Scelzi.

The main event’s second and final caution appeared on lap 15 setting up a near-identical situation for Retuzel and Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports. Using one lap to set himself up before capitalizing one circuit later, Reutzel’s winning maneuver occurred on lap 16, this time sliding by fellow All Star full-timer, Cory Eliason, with a bold move through turns one and two.

Driving by Thomas early, Eliason had been in command since lap seven.

It was a clear path for Reutzel during his first six circuits in command, but slower traffic soon entered the picture. As lapped cars started to multiply, Eliason seemed to make progress, eventually shrinking Reutzel’s command during their first few laps in traffic. Feeling a sense of pressure, Reutzel quickly found another gear took off, immediately pulling away from the Rudeen Racing entry. By the time the final checkers flew on lap 25, the gap was pushing three seconds.

Gio Scelzi held strong to finish just behind Eliason and Reutzel, followed by Buddy Kofoid and Dale Blaney.

“When I got the lead, I could kinda see the gap I was putting on Cory,” Aaron Reutzel said referring to the Eldora big screen. “I saw when he was getting back to me a little bit, so I kinda searched around and found something else. The big screen definitely helped out here. You can see where other people are and where other people are running. I was way better on the short runs and definitely needed that last caution.”

“I knew [Aaron Reutzel] was going to be there at some stage. We were rolling pretty good. I guess I hung on the wing valve a little too much,” Cory Eliason explained. “I couldn’t figure out why we got so tight at the end. It wasn’t until after the checkers when I looked up and realized what had happened. We were really good really early. I was just trying to pace it and save myself for the end.”

“We didn’t do it from the front row tonight,” Aaron Reutzel continued. “There have been a lot of naysayers the last month or so saying that we’ve only been able to win from of the front row. We drew the worst [dash] pill we could draw tonight. Hopefully that will give them something else to talk about. This has been an absolute dream season. What a way to cap it off.”

Contingency Awards/Results:
Eldora Speedway - September 28, 2019:
Event: 38th Annual 4-Crown Nationals
Entries: 42
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Dale Blaney - 13.258 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Gio Scelzi - 13.195 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Greg Wilson
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Cale Conley
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: James McFadden
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Buddy Kofoid
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Brock Zearfoss
JE Pistons Dash #1: Cale Conley
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Cale Thomas
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Lee Jacobs
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Mason Daniel (+6)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Aaron Reutzel (16-25)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Landon Lalonde
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)


Group (A)
1. 71-Gio Scelzi, 13.195; 2. 99b-Brady Bacon, 13.332; 3. G1-Cale Thomas, 13.432; 4. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.441; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.471; 6. J4-John Garvin, 13.771; 7. 70X-Justin Peck, 13.784; 8. 9j-Dean Jacobs, 14.086; 9. 4X-Bradley Ashford, 14.158

Group (B)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.244; 2. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.545; 3. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.594; 4. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.597; 5. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.734; 6. 23-Stuart Brubaker, 13.913; 7. 35-Zach Hampton, 14.027; 8. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 14.065; 9. 16c-Ricky Peterson, 14.095

Group (C)
1. 11-Dale Blaney, 13.413; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.518; 3. 9-James McFadden, 13.615; 4. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.663; 5. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.758; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.795; 7. 97-Max Stambaugh, 13.855; 8. 5B-Chad Blonde, NT

Group (D)
1. 67-Buddy Kofoid, 13.585; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.714; 3. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.782; 4. 20B-Cody Bova, 13.897; 5. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 13.906; 6. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.944; 7. 71m-Paul May, 14.005; 8. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 14.039

Group (E)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.402; 2. 12N-Joey Saldana, 13.472; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.560; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.784; 5. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 13.815; 6. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.906; 7. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.998; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 14.060

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 2. G1-Cale Thomas [2]; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi [4]; 4. 99B-Brady Bacon [3]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 6. 9J-Dean Jacobs [8]; 7. J4-John Garvin [6]; 8. 4X-Bradley Ashford [9]; 9. 70X-Justin Peck [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3C-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 4. 33M-Mason Daniel [5]; 5. 21N-Frankie Nervo [8]; 6. 16C-Ricky Peterson [9]; 7. 23-Stuart Brubaker [6]; 8. 35-Zach Hampton [7]; 9. 99-Skylar Gee [2]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 9-James McFadden [2]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 3. 49D-Shawn Dancer [1]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [5]; 6. 97-Max Stambaugh [7]; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron [6]; 8. 5B-Chad Blonde [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 67-Buddy Kofoid [4]; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah [6]; 3. 45-Trevor Baker [2]; 4. 98H-Dave Blaney [3]; 5. 20B-Cody Bova [1]; 6. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [5]; 7. 71M-Paul May [7]; 8. 70M-Henry Malcuit [8]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 3. 12N-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [1]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson [7]; 6. 2L-Landon Lalonde [5]; 7. 40-George Hobaugh [6]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 3C-Cale Conley [2]; 2. 71-Gio Scelzi [4]; 3. 11-Dale Blaney [6]; 4. 9-James McFadden [3]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 6. 70-Brock Zearfoss [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. G1-Cale Thomas [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 4. 67-Buddy Kofoid [2]; 5. K4-Chad Kemenah [5]; 6. 99B-Brady Bacon [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson [5]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo [3]; 5. 9J-Dean Jacobs [10]; 6. 2L-Landon Lalonde [7]; 7. 97-Max Stambaugh [8]; 8. 21N-Frankie Nervo [6]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron [13]; 10. O7-Gerard McIntyre [19]; 11. 71M-Paul May [16]; 12. 40-George Hobaugh [14]; 13. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [9]; 14. 23-Stuart Brubaker [15]; 15. 35-Zach Hampton [17]; 16. 70M-Henry Malcuit [18]; 17. 4X-Bradley Ashford [20]; 18. 20B-Cody Bova [4]; 19. 16C-Ricky Peterson [11]

A-Main (25 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi [3]; 4. 67-Buddy Kofoid [8]; 5. 11-Dale Blaney [5]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 7. 3C-Cale Conley [1]; 8. K4-Chad Kemenah [10]; 9. 24-Rico Abreu [14]; 10. 9-James McFadden [7]; 11. 99B-Brady Bacon [12]; 12. 70-Brock Zearfoss [11]; 13. 33M-Mason Daniel [19]; 14. 13-Paul McMahan [17]; 15. 98H-Dave Blaney [18]; 16. 12N-Joey Saldana [13]; 17. 81-Lee Jacobs [21]; 18. 5T-Travis Philo [24]; 19. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [20]; 20. 2C-Wayne Johnson [23]; 21. 49D-Shawn Dancer [15]; 22. 99-Skylar Gee [22]; 23. G1-Cale Thomas [2]; 24. 40-George Hobaugh [25]; 25. 45-Trevor Baker [16]
Lap Leaders: Cale Thomas (1-6), Cory Eliason (7-15), Aaron Reutzel (16-25)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (FINAL):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5736
2. Dale Blaney - 5578
3. Cory Eliason - 5524
4. Brock Zearfoss - 5388
5. Paul McMahan - 5342
6. Greg Wilson - 5104
7. Gerard McIntyre - 4874
8. Skylar Gee - 4874
9. George Hobaugh - 4190
10. Justin Peck - 3852

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway, Va. (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway, Ohio (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway, N.Y. (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway, N.Y. (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway, N.Y. (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway, Ohio (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid
Dirt Oval at Route 66, Ill. (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4)
Lernerville Speedway, Pa. (7/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2019): Dale Blaney (3)
Utica-Rome Speedway, N.Y. (7/12/2019): Aaron Reutzel (6)
Orange County Fair Speedway N.Y. (7/13/2019): Danny Dietrich (2)
Lebanon Valley Speedway N.Y. (7/14/2019): Brock Zearfoss (2)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/25/2019): James McFadden
Jackson Motorplex, Minn. (7/26/2019): James McFadden (2)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (7/27/2019): Gio Scelzi
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/28/2019): Tony Stewart (2)
I-96 Speedway, Mich (8/16/2019): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/17/2019): Aaron Reutzel (7)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/22/2019): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/23/2019): Aaron Reutzel (9)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/23/2019): Lance Dewease (2)
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/24/2019): Skylar Gee
BAPS Motor Speedway, Pa. (8/25/2019): Gerard McIntyre
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (8/30/2019): Aaron Reutzel (10)
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (8/31/2019): Brock Zearfoss (3)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (9/2/2019): Cap Henry
Bedford Speedway, Pa. (9/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (11)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/6/2019): Trey Starks
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/7/2019): Aaron Reutzel (12)
Atomic Speedway, Ohio (9/12/2019): James McFadden (3)
Atomic Speedway, Ohio (9/13/2019): James McFadden (4)
Atomic Speedway, Ohio (9/14/2019): Aaron Reutzel (13)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (9/20/2019): Aaron Reutzel (14)
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (9/21/2019): Brian Montieth
Hagerstown Speedway, Md. (9/22/2019): Aaron Reutzel (15)
Eldora Speedway, Ohio (9/28/2019): Aaron Reutzel (16)

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Winner Logan Schuchart (DB3 Photo)

RIGHT ATTITUDE: Logan Schuchart conquers Eldora Speedway for second time
Schuchart earned his eighth career win of the season at Eldora, doubling his win total from the start of the season

ROSSBURG, OH – Sept. 27, 2019 – Logan Schuchart entered Friday’s race at Eldora Speedway with an attitude. He felt like the half-mile speedway owned him.

He finished second for the third time in-a-row during the May event at the track. During the four July races there he finished third, third, fourth and second at the Kings Royal.

Schuchart craved a second win at the iconic track – his first came in 2017. He was a shark that sensed blood in the water. No one was going to keep him from his target. He and his Shark Racing team made sure of it.

Aside from Hot Laps, which were ran twice due to a two-and-a-half-hour rain delay before Qualifying, Schuchart won everything he could involving a sprint car Friday night. He set Quick Time, won his Drydene Heat race, drew the pole for the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, won the Dash and led all 30 laps in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature – earning his eighth victory of the season.

“This is definitely one, coming to Eldora, is one I always look forward to,” Schuchart said. “It’s been really good to us. We just haven’t been able to win one. So, to end our season at Eldora and win one is cool. Especially since I’ve had so many good runs and haven’t won one since 2017. It’s cool to win at this place any chance you get.”

While the Hanover, Pa.-native dominated the BeFour the Crowns Showdown, a Texan made him work for it. Aaron Reutzel – coming off a podium finish with the World of Outlaws at Jacksonville Speedway and setting the quickest lap in the second round of Hot Laps – hunted Schuchart throughout the Feature, in search of his first Series win at the speedway.

Schuchart launched ahead of the field on the initial start of the Feature with second-place Carson Macedo on his tail and Reutzel making his way to third. Before any of them could build momentum, the red flag came out before the completion of the first lap for Wayne Johnson flipping in turn three.

When the race restarted, Schuchart again shot to the lead with Macedo in pursuit. However, Reutzel put an end to Macedo’s chase in the first corner. He darted to the high side in turn one and charged off turn two with the ferocity of a speeding bullet, pulling alongside Macedo down the backstretch.

Macedo, a rookie, and Reutzel, a part-time driver in the Series, raced wheel-to-wheel for a lap before Reutzel outran Macedo into turn three and stole the runner-up spot on the second lap. Schuchart was half of a straightaway ahead of Reutzel. However, that gap vanished a few seconds later.

Another red flag came out for Brady Bacon wrecking in turn four on Lap two. It was the last time the field had to slow for an accident, though.

On the final restart of the night, with 28 laps to go, Schuchart pulled ahead of Reutzel by about two car lengths into the first turn and grew his lead to more than a second shortly after. By Lap nine Schuchart found himself in heavy lap traffic. Exactly what Reutzel needed.

As the Drydene No. 1s navigated its way through a maze of cars, the Folkens Bros. No. 87 of Reutzel crept closer every lap. Near the halfway point of the Feature, Reutzel found himself feet away from Schuchart’s bumper. But before he could attempt a pass, Schuchart found clean air and pulled away from him again.

The two drivers were an accordion for the remainder of the race. Reutzel would close on Schuchart and then Schuchart would pull away.

“At one time I thought we were going to be able to pass him,” Reutzel said about racing Schuchart. “Where I was making time around the bottom, that kind of went away for me. I started searching around and found sliding myself was pretty good. I got back to him one time, we got to a lap car that was trying to unlap himself or something and I was never able to get by that lap car and just kind of sat there the rest of the race. My car started to go away a little bit at the end, so that was the end of that.”

Having raced with Reutzel before and knowing his style, Schuchart anticipated where he thought the Texan might run and made sure he didn’t leave a door open for him.

“I was trying not to get held up too much or bonsai too many lap cars,” Schuchart said. “I figured if I did do that, he’d be close. I knew he would be, most likely on the top. Aaron is very fast, but a lot of the races that he wins he’s on the top. I was running through the middle and felt like I was slowing down a little and tried to get back to the top as quick as I could to not give him a chance to zoom around the outside of me.”

Schuchart’s plan worked. He held off Reutzel – who had to hold off a fast approaching Sheldon Haudenschild in the closing laps – and won his second career World of Outlaws race at Eldora Speedway.

“To have a year like this. To win races with the World of Outlaws is very, very tough,” Schuchart said. “To win eight of them and get another one here at Eldora, it means a lot to myself. I know it means a lot to everybody else.”

Before the start of the season Schuchart had eight career wins over a five-year span. Now, he’s doubled that statistic in one season. He and his Shark Racing team definitely have an attitude this year. An attitude to win.

He wasn’t the only driver with a big night at Eldora. Brad Sweet earned the KSE Hard Charger award by starting 17th and finishing sixth, and he took the points lead from 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz – who finished 17th. Sweet now leads Schatz by four points.


The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Saturday, Sept. 28, will return to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. for the Commonwealth Clash.

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

Race Results: 9/27/19 – Eldora Speedway

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1][$10,000]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4][$5,500]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$3,200]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6][$2,800]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [2][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [17][$2,300]; 7. 41-David Gravel [5][$2,200]; 8. 70-Brock Zearfoss [9][$2,100]; 9. 26-Cory Eliason [7][$2,050]; 10. 9-James McFadden [19][$2,000]; 11. 19-Brent Marks [14][$1,500]; 12. 83-Daryn Pittman [11][$1,200]; 13. 19P-Paige Polyak [8][$1,100]; 14. 5-Shane Stewart [15][$1,050]; 15. 24-Rico Abreu [22][$1,000]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [12][$900]; 17. 15-Donny Schatz [24][$800]; 18. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [18][$800]; 19. 13-Paul McMahan [13][$800]; 20. 18-Ian Madsen [25][$]; 21. G1-Cale Thomas [10][$800]; 22. 99-Brady Bacon [20][$800]; 23. 98H-Dave Blaney [23][$800]; 24. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [21][$800]; 25. 2C-Wayne Johnson [16][$800];
Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-30;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+11]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.011; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.123; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.124; 4. 41-David Gravel, 13.134; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.137; 6. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.153; 7. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.159; 8. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.173; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.183; 10. 9-James McFadden, 13.191; 11. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.237; 12. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.249; 13. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.253; 14. 12N-Joey Saldana, 13.262; 15. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.274; 16. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.278; 17. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.289; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.302; 19. 70X-Justin Peck, 13.468; 20. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.469; 21. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 13.607; 22. 7S-Jason Sides, NT

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.059; 2. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.108; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.122; 4. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.15; 5. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 13.219; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.226; 7. G1-Cale Thomas, 13.263; 8. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.28; 9. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 13.33; 10. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.331; 11. 19-Brent Marks, 13.341; 12. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.393; 13. 67-Buddy Kofoid, 13.398; 14. J4-John Garvin, 13.41; 15. 71M-Paul May, 13.471; 16. 99G-Skylar Gee, 13.507; 17. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.513; 18. 5B-Chad Blonde, 13.539; 19. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.557; 20. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.645; 21. 35-Zach Hampton, 13.795; 22. 4X-Bradley Ashford, 13.963

DRYDENE Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [8]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [9]; 8. 98H-Dave Blaney [6]; 9. 3C-Cale Conley [7]; 10. 70X-Justin Peck [10]; 11. 2L-Landon Lalonde [11]

DRYDENE Heat #2 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 41-David Gravel [2]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 5-Shane Stewart [3]; 5. 9-James McFadden [5]; 6. 12N-Joey Saldana [7]; 7. K4-Chad Kemenah [6]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 9. 49D-Shawn Dancer [10]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [9]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [11]

DRYDENE Heat #3 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – 1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. G1-Cale Thomas [4]; 4. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 5. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 6. 67-Buddy Kofoid [7]; 7. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [5]; 8. 71M-Paul May [8]; 9. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [10]; 10. 45-Trevor Baker [9]; 11. 35-Zach Hampton [11]

DRYDENE Heat #4 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – 1. 2-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 19P-Paige Polyak [2]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 2C-Wayne Johnson [4]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon [5]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [6]; 7. J4-John Garvin [7]; 8. 99G-Skylar Gee [8]; 9. 5B-Chad Blonde [9]; 10. 40-George Hobaugh [10]; 11. 4X-Bradley Ashford [11]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [3]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 5. 41-David Gravel [8]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5]; 7. 26-Cory Eliason [7]; 8. 19P-Paige Polyak [4]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – 1. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [2][-]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [4][-]; 3. 98H-Dave Blaney [1][-]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [9][-]; 5. 3C-Cale Conley [5][$300]; 6. 12N-Joey Saldana [7][$250]; 7. 67-Buddy Kofoid [6][$225]; 8. 18-Ian Madsen [13][$200]; 9. K4-Chad Kemenah [3][$200]; 10. W20-Greg Wilson [11][$200]; 11. 99G-Skylar Gee [12][$200]; 12. 45-Trevor Baker [14][$200]; 13. 71M-Paul May [10][$200]; 14. J4-John Garvin [8][$200]

C-Main (10 Laps) – 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1][-]; 2. 45-Trevor Baker [2][-]; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [6][$150]; 4. 5B-Chad Blonde [4][$150]; 5. 70X-Justin Peck [3][$150]; 6. 2L-Landon Lalonde [7][$125]; 7. 40-George Hobaugh [8][$125]; 8. 4X-Bradley Ashford [10][$125]; 9. 49D-Shawn Dancer [5][$125]; 10. 35-Zach Hampton [9][$125]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [11][$125]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [12][$125]

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Chris Windom won his first Gas City I-69 Speedway USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature in his 20th try at Thursday night's James Dean Classic.
(Gene Crucean Photo)


By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Gas City, Indiana (September 26, 2019).........Gas City I-69 Speedway had greeted Chris Windom on numerous occasions throughout his USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car career, 19 to be exact, since his debut at the quarter-mile dirt oval in 2007.

It's unfair to say that the track had been unkind to the Canton, Ill. driver over the years, with nine top-five finishes in those 19 previous starts coming into Thursday night's second running of the James Dean Classic. Yet, that one single, solitary victory had remained elusive.

Windom had trekked the road to Gas City many a time, but this time, he drove off as a winner there in USAC competition with a sterling performance, leading all 30 laps to score his fourth series victory of the season and the 25th of his career which tied Steve Butler and Jay Drake for 20th all-time.

Ultimately, Windom's persistence paid off, and now he can call himself a USAC winner at Gas City, finally.

"It seems like I've had countless podiums here," Windom recounts. "We've run 2nd or 3rd almost every USAC race here. To get that first one's pretty cool."

Windom set the tone right from the get-go, recording sixth quick time which would, if everything went to his plan through the prelims, would net him a starting spot up front. As it turned out, it was from the pole. But a good starting spot alone does not make or break a night, there's several variables to endure throughout 30 laps. Yet, being in the proverbial and literal driver's seat at the front of the field for the drop of the green does have its kicks.

"I knew I had to get a good jump on that initial start because the track was so hooked up," Windom explained. "It seemed that, if your car was good and you could get out and click off good laps, it was going to be tough to get by you."

That proved to be fortuitous for the 2017 series champ as he raced side-by-side with outside front row starter Kevin Thomas, Jr. through turns one and two at the start. Windom surged ahead under Thomas on the back straightaway and led entering the third turn. There, Thomas made slight contact with the rear bumper of Windom, forcing Thomas to get on the binders, dropping him from 2nd to 4th as Justin Grant and 2019 Gas City track champ Thomas Meseraull slipped by to snare 2nd and 3rd, respectively, at the conclusion of the opening lap.

A three-car tussle between Grant, Meseraull and Thomas ensued as Windom opened up a half second lead. Meseraull drove to 2nd by Grant on the fourth lap and held onto the spot until exiting the fourth corner on the sixth lap when both Grant and Thomas slipped by, and Meseraull began to slow dramatically with smoke billowing from his ride. The seven-time Gas City winner this year slid his car backward into the infield on the front straightaway as a small and brief fire broke out from the engine compartment, prematurely ending his night.

When racing resumed, Windom put on the same song and dance, running middle to bottom as he incrementally distanced himself from Grant as the race crossed the halfway point, which is where lapped traffic came into play. Windom worked his way under heat race winner Cole Ketcham first, then worked around the outside of Cody White and Dave Darland, all while maintaining a fairly healthy eight-tenths of a second advantage over Grant.

"I felt like I was setting a pretty fast pace around the middle to bottom," Windom remembered. "I was a little nervous to go to the top with how thick the cushion was. You don't have a choice when you catch lapped traffic. If you follow them, somebody's going to find a way around, so I moved to the top and we were maneuvering through lapped traffic pretty well."

Once Windom reached first-time USAC feature starter Harley Burns, Windom sought high and low, tiptoeing on his path to avoid getting caught out, sliding up and allowing the now not-so-distant Grant and Thomas, who were right on his rear bumper, to drastically close up the gap. Windom was eventually able to drive around Burns as were Grant and Thomas just moments before 7th running Scotty Weir spun in turn four, necessitating a yellow flag and bringing about a clear road ahead for Windom.

"You're always going to have that in lapped traffic," Windom said. "So, we did the best we could there, and we caught cautions at the times I wanted them. It doesn't seem to normally work out that way, but it did tonight. We just had to stay out front and hit our marks, and not get in too heavy of lapped traffic and make a wrong decision because, at that point, your kind of a sitting duck when you're the leader."

Chris Windom's fourth USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory of the season was also the 25th of his career which tied him with Steve Butler and Jay Drake for 20th all-time.
(Ryan Sellers Photo)

Windom, who was back in his team's DRC chassis tonight, found it to be a better fit for Gas City with how tight and hooked up the track can get. As it turned out, they were the ones hooked up on this night in the Parallax Group-Goacher Racing/NOS Energy Drink - Parallax Power Supply/DRC/Claxton Mopar, pulling away on the restart and appeared headed for victory.

However, with just three laps remaining, the night's KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Jason McDougal, clobbered an orange cone sitting amidst the infield tires at the exit of turn four, dropkicking the inanimate object into the middle of the racing surface. That forced the yellow flag to be displayed and the field to be restacked once again.

For Windom, the holdup was simply momentary as he once again burst away on the lap 28 restart, cruising to victory by a 0.808 margin, while letting the three trailing drivers duke it out for the runner-up spot, which reigning series champ Tyler Courtney snagged with a big drive around the outside of Grant off turn four on the final lap to get the 2nd spot by a wheel, or .056 sec, over Grant with Thomas a car length behind in 4th. Chase Stockon, in his record 287th consecutive series start, rounded out the top-five.

Contingency award winners Thursday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway were C.J. Leary (Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier), Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner), Cole Ketcham (Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner), Scotty Weir (AutoMeter Third Heat Winner), Justin Grant (Indy Race Parts Fourth Heat Winner), Tye Mihocko (Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher), Jason McDougal (KSE Racing Products Hard Charger), Harley Burns (Roger & Barb Tapy 13th Fastest Qualifier) and Dustin Smith (Saldana Racing Products First Non-Transfer).


USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: September 26, 2019 - Gas City I-69 Speedway - Gas City, Indiana - 2nd James Dean Classic - 1/4-Mile Dirt Oval

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING: 1. C.J. Leary, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-12.121; 2. Thomas Meseraull, 00, Whitney-12.174; 3. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-12.219; 4. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-12.299; 5. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 19, Hayward/Thomas-12.364; 6. Chris Windom, 5G, Parallax/Goacher-12.441; 7. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall/Newman-12.479; 8. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-12.491; 9. Isaac Chapple, 52, LNR/Chapple-12.555; 10. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-12.557; 11. Chad Boespflug, 98e, EZR-12.561; 12. Anthony D'Alessio, 01, D'Alessio-12.568; 13. Harley Burns, 16K, Knight-12.574; 14. Cole Ketcham, 41, Ketcham-12.614; 15. Scotty Weir, 39G, Goodnight-12.634; 16. Cody White, 26w, White-12.720; 17. Max Adams, 57, Hazen-12.720; 18. Jason McDougal, 71p, Daigh/Phillips-12.733; 19. Tye Mihocko, 5, Mihocko-12.751; 20. Dustin Ingle, 2DI, Ingle-12.767; 21. Tyler Hewitt, 1, RL-12.830; 22. Corey Smith, 66s, CS-12.841; 23. Matt Westfall, 33m, Marshall-12.856; 24. Dave Darland, 43m, Tibbits-12.867; 25. Shane Cottle, 19c, Cooley-12.966; 26. Dustin Clark, 75, Clark-12.996; 27. Jack James, 99, James-13.422; 28. Dustin Smith, 77, Smith-13.582.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 2. C.J. Leary, 3. Isaac Chapple, 4. Cody White, 5. Shane Cottle, 6. Tyler Hewitt, 7. Harley Burns. 2:08.98

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Cole Ketcham, 2. Thomas Meseraull, 3. Jason McDougal, 4. Chris Windom, 5. Dustin Clark, 6. Matt Goodnight, 7. Corey Smith. 2:03.85

AUTOMETER THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Scotty Weir, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Tye Mihocko, 4. Tyler Courtney, 5. Chad Boespflug, 6. Matt Westfall, 7. Jack James. 2:04.18

INDY RACE PARTS FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Justin Grant, 2. Dustin Ingle, 3. Chase Stockon, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Max Adams, 6. Anthony D'Alessio, 7. Dustin Smith. 2:04.03

SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer to the feature) 1. Chad Boespflug, 2. Max Adams, 3. Harley Burns, 4. Matt Westfall, 5. Matt Goodnight, 6. Shane Cottle, 7. Dustin Smith, 8. Dustin Clark, 9. Anthony D'Alessio, 10. Corey Smith, 11. Jack James, 12. Tyler Hewitt. 2:28.28 (New Track Record)

FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Chris Windom (1), 2. Tyler Courtney (7), 3. Justin Grant (3), 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (2), 5. Chase Stockon (8), 6. C.J. Leary (6), 7. Brady Bacon (4), 8. Jason McDougal (17), 9. Isaac Chapple (9), 10. Max Adams (15), 11. Scotty Weir (14), 12. Matt Westfall (20), 13. Tye Mihocko (18), 14. Matt Goodnight (10), 15. Harley Burns (12), 16. Cody White (16), 17. Cole Ketcham (13), 18. Dustin Ingle (19), 19. Dave Darland (21), 20. Chad Boespflug (11), 21. Thomas Meseraull (5), 22. Dustin Clark (23), 23. Shane Cottle (22). NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Chris Windom

KSE RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Jason McDougal (17th to 8th)




NEW USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-C.J. Leary-1,903, 2-Tyler Courtney-1,792, 3-Brady Bacon-1,710, 4-Kevin Thomas, Jr.-1,708, 5-Justin Grant-1,704, 6-Chris Windom-1,702, 7-Chase Stockon-1,649, 8-Jason McDougal-1,436, 9-Carson Short-1,361, 10-Isaac Chapple-1,110.

NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: September 28, 2019 - Eldora Speedway - Rossburg, Ohio - 38th 4-Crown Nationals presented by - 1/2-Mile Dirt Oval

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2019
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BECHTELSVILLE, PA (September 26, 2019) – The frightening roar of race cars fill the Grandview Speedway for the final time this year on Saturday, October 19 at 6:00 PM for the 30th Anniversary Season finale of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.

Highlighted by the 22nd Annual Modified Traffic Jam, the 358 Modifieds will challenge the Big Block Modifieds in a 40 lap main event with $5,000 on the line for the winner, $1,000 for tenth place and $500 to start the event. To be eligible for the posted payoff, drivers are required to pre-enter by calling 443 513 4456 on or before October 16. Please provide the drivers name, car number and phone number. There is no entry fee. For all the rules and complete payout, please visit our website at :

Joining the Modifieds on the card will be the Sportsman division, and the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Car Series.

Fans interested in advance tickets may order them by calling 443-513-4456. Please speak clearly and leave your name and the number of tickets you would like. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the Will Call Window on race night after 3:00 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 3:30 PM, one-half hour before general admission tickets going on sale at 4 PM.

Long in lineage, the Traffic Jam boasts wins by some of the top competitors dirt track racing has seen, and has been an integral part of the Thunder on the Hill schedule since 1998 when Brett Hearn took the inaugural win.

In the twenty-one year history of the Traffic Jam, Hearn is a four-time winner. Tim McCreadie, Billy Decker, and Matt Sheppard are two-time winners of this event. Drivers who have one Traffic Jam victory include Jimmy Horton, Frank Cozze, Tim Fuller, Alan Johnson, Danny Johnson, Craig VonDohren, Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard, Rick Laubach, Brett Kressley, and 2018 race winner, Ryan Watt

A special rules package is offered as a ‘treat’ to the region’s competitors, with both American Racer and Hoosier tires, allowed for competition and either Big-Block or Spec Small-Block engines permitted.

General Admission ticket pricing for Saturday, October 19 is $25 for adults, Children 6-11 are $10 and Kids 5 & Under are FREE! Pit Area admission is $40, and a license is not required.

The Pit gates open at 2:00 PM, Advanced ticket holders can enter at 3:30 PM, General Admission gates open at 4:00 PM and the first Green flag flies at 6:00 PM.

The popular Sportsman division is also on the card, competing for a $1,300 top prize for 25-laps of competition on 'the hill.' The same tire rule is in effect for the Sportsman - competitors are allowed to compete on Hoosier or American Racer rubber. Grandview Sportsman rules are in effect and competitors are allowed to run sail panels. Full rules are available on the Grandview Speedway website.

The MASS Sprint Cars will compete in heat race qualifying action and a 25-lap A-Main. Standard MASS club rules apply to competitors.

Fans are invited to come dressed for the occasion, Halloween costumes will be popular attire for the night with awards going out to best dressed for children and adults. Please expect some Halloween candy and of course, this night always provides some tricks and treats along the way.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Halloween Party has been a staple of the Grandview Speedway schedule for over 15 years and will once again include the fan Costume parade. Race fans young and old are encouraged to dress in costume to be eligible for special Halloween prizes.

'Joe the Pizza Dude' will offer up hot, delicious, and FREE pizzas to the rowdiest of race fans before the action kicks off. Make some noise when 'The Pizza Dude' comes around, to earn yourself a free pizza!

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by Levan Machine and Truck Equipment and GALCO Business Communications.

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Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA
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