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Winner Donny Schatz (DB3 Photo)


A ROYAL WIN: Donny Schatz cuts points deficit down to 8 points with Port Royal win
Schatz’s 11th win of the season helped cut Brad Sweet’s points lead down by 24 points

PORT ROYAL, PA – Oct. 26, 2019 – Donny Schatz has spoken modestly about this year’s dramatic points battle with Brad Sweet. However, his on-track performance shouts anecdotes about it every race night.

Friday night at Port Royal Speedway it shouted load enough to capture everyone’s attention.

Schatz won his 11th World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory of the year, his third consecutive Series win at Port Royal Speedway and decimated Sweet’s points lead over him by 24 points due to Sweet finishing 12th – now Schatz is only eight points behind Sweet with three races to go.

“We just got to focus on what we do,” a modest Schatz said in Victory Lane. “There isn’t anything I can do to effect what he does. We never won a championship worrying about who we’re racing against or what they were doing. Obviously, what these (Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing) guys are doing is working. They made all of the right changes to the car.”

The Fargo, N.D. driver has been the king of the “Speed Palace” ever since the World of Outlaws returned to the half-mile track in 2014. Since then Schatz has yet to finish worse than third.

He started the night in dominant fashion by winning his Drydene Heat race and the first DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

When the 30-lap Feature for the first night of the Nittany Showdown went green Schatz was a rocket. He launched ahead of the field from his pole position and held the top spot into turn one. Brian Brown was in hot pursuit behind him, though.

While Schatz ran low for the first lap, Brown ran high. The FVP No. 21 built momentum and speed around the top, charging to Schatz’s rear bumper off each corner. Brown eyed an opening to the outside of Schatz off turn four, but the 10-time Series champion slammed the door shut before Brown could sneak his bumper between him and the wall.

Schatz then moved to the middle of the track and began to pull away from Brown. Behind the top-two Aaron Reutzel had charged from sixth to third on the first lap.

The Toco Warranty No. 15 was in lap traffic by Lap eight, but the slower cars did little to slow Schatz down.

The battle for second heated up near the midway point with Reutzel putting pressure on Brown and eventually darting underneath him for second on Lap 12. However, a red flag for Danny Dietrich hitting the wall in turn two came out before the lap was completed and Brown held second.

On the restart Schatz, again, bolted ahead of the field and Anthony Macri charged to third with Reutzel having a bad start.

While Schatz pulled away with the lead, Macri grew faster as the race progressed. He passed Brown for second with five laps to go and reeled in Schatz. Time was not in his favor, though. The Dillsburg, Pa. driver had to settle for second – his first World of Outlaws top-five finish – with Schatz a car length away. Brown rounded out the podium in third.

“The car was pretty solid all night long,” Macri said. “About halfway through the Feature I could pretty much put the car wherever I wanted. That’s always nice. This thing was operating smooth tonight.”

Schatz’s win was his 294th career Series victory and the second win in two weeks for the new Ford FPS 410 engine. The new engine’s capabilities were put to the test in the 30-lap Feature with fuel a potential issue.

“Thirty laps around this place with the way the conditions are was going to be questionable on fuel,” Schatz said. “They said, ‘Hey, you might want to conserve a little bit.’ I don’t know how much fuel we have left, but we made it. That’s the important part. Just the nature of the beast. These things pump a lot of fuel through them, a lot of air. We got a little extra air and fuel tonight with the Ford. Hats off to those guys. It’s been a fun project.”

Sweet was able to race from 18th to 12th on the fast track surface Friday night, but his performance wasn’t enough to withstand Schatz’s dominating run. The final night of the Nittany Showdown at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday will be Sweet and Schatz’s last chance to have the points lead before the final two races of the year at the World Finals in November.

“We’re running out of races to win, so it’s good to get one tonight,” Schatz said.

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Saturday, Oct. 26, will return to Port Royal Speedway for the final night of the Nittany Showdown. The start times have been changed with the front gate and pit gate opening at 11 a.m., Hot Laps scheduled to start at 1 p.m. and Heat races scheduled to start at 2 p.m.

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: 10/25/19 – Port Royal Speedway

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$8,000]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri [3][$4,000]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [2][$2,500]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7][$2,200]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6][$2,100]; 6. 83-Daryn Pittman [4][$2,000]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [9][$1,800]; 8. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [10][$1,600]; 9. 41-David Gravel [5][$1,500]; 10. 19-Brent Marks [23][$1,300]; 11. 1-Logan Wagner [19][$1,200]; 12. 49-Brad Sweet [18][$1,100]; 13. 2-Carson Macedo [14][$1,000]; 14. 9-Brock Zearfoss [8][$700]; 15. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [20][$600]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [11][$600]; 17. 5-Shane Stewart [22][$600]; 18. 72-Ryan Smith [17][$600]; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser [25][$]; 20. 11-T.J. Stutts [16][$600]; 21. 11Z-Zeb Wise [21][$600]; 22. 55K-Robbie Kendall [15][$600]; 23. 19P-Paige Polyak [24][$600]; 24. 48-Danny Dietrich [12][$600]; 25. 57J-Jeff Miller [26][$]; 26. 13-Paul McMahan [13][$600];
Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-30;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+13]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 41-David Gravel, 15.053; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.062; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri, 15.102; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.172; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.222; 6. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.235; 7. 11Z-Zeb Wise, 15.274; 8. 1-Logan Wagner, 15.334; 9. 55-Mike Wagner, 15.337; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 15.344; 11. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 15.35; 12. 72-Ryan Smith, 15.385; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.394; 14. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 15.45; 15. 57J-Jeff Miller, 15.451; 16. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.46; 17. 75-Nicole Bower, 15.505; 18. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 15.571; 19. 29-Dan Shetler, 15.602; 20. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 15.606; 21. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 15.644; 22. 49H-Bradley Howard, 15.649; 23. 24B-Dustin Baney, 15.956; 24. 14T-Tyler Walton, 15.97; 25. 12-Barry Shearer, 15.99; 26. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 17.475

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 21-Brian Brown, 15.172; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman, 15.291; 3. 9-Brock Zearfoss, 15.315; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.333; 5. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 15.338; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich, 15.348; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.368; 8. 11-T.J. Stutts, 15.373; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.403; 10. 2-Carson Macedo, 15.405; 11. 19P-Paige Polyak, 15.501; 12. 69K-Lance Dewease, 15.525; 13. 58-Jeff Halligan, 15.617; 14. 33-Jared Esh, 15.63; 15. 17K-Kyle Smith, 15.631; 16. 5-Shane Stewart, 15.65; 17. 19-Brent Marks, 15.688; 18. 21X-Christopher Bell, 15.721; 19. 40-George Hobaugh, 15.753; 20. 35-Tyler Reeser, 15.785; 21. 67-Justin Whittall, 15.849; 22. 33W-Michael Walter, 15.928; 23. 19R-Jordan Ryan, 15.952; 24. 12W-Troy Fraker, 16.613; 25. 47K-Kody Lehman, NT; 26. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey, NT

DRYDENE Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 5. 29-Dan Shetler [7]; 6. 11Z-Zeb Wise [3]; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard [8]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 9. 12-Barry Shearer [9]

DRYDENE Heat #2 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 3. 55K-Robbie Kendall [4]; 4. 1-Logan Wagner [3]; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer [5]; 6. 75-Nicole Bower [6]; 7. 5C-Dylan Cisney [7]; 8. 24B-Dustin Baney [8]

DRYDENE Heat #3 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – 1. 39M-Anthony Macri [1]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 3. 72-Ryan Smith [4]; 4. 55-Mike Wagner [3]; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson [7]; 7. 57J-Jeff Miller [5]; 8. 14T-Tyler Walton [8]

DRYDENE Heat #4 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 2-Carson Macedo [4]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 5. 5-Shane Stewart [6]; 6. 58-Jeff Halligan [5]; 7. 33W-Michael Walter [8]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [7]

DRYDENE Heat #5 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [2]; 3. 11-T.J. Stutts [3]; 4. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 5. 19P-Paige Polyak [4]; 6. 33-Jared Esh [5]; 7. 19R-Jordan Ryan [8]; 8. 35-Tyler Reeser [7]

DRYDENE Heat #6 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – 1. 9-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 5. 21X-Christopher Bell [6]; 6. 17K-Kyle Smith [5]; 7. 67-Justin Whittall [7]; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker [8]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri [4]; 3. 41-David Gravel [3]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash #2 (6 Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 9-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 5. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [6]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) – 1. 29-Dan Shetler [1][-]; 2. 40-George Hobaugh [2][-]; 3. 35-Tyler Reeser [4][$150]; 4. 5C-Dylan Cisney [3][$150]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson [5][$150]; 6. 67-Justin Whittall [6][$125]; 7. 33W-Michael Walter [8][$125]; 8. 19R-Jordan Ryan [10][$125]; 9. 24B-Dustin Baney [9][$125]; 10. 12-Barry Shearer [13][$125]; 11. 12W-Troy Fraker [12][$125]; 12. 49H-Bradley Howard [7][$125]; 13. 14T-Tyler Walton [11][$125]; 14. 47K-Kody Lehman [14][$125]; 15. 2M-Kerry Madsen [15][$125]; 16. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey [16][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – 1. 1-Logan Wagner [3][-]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][-]; 3. 11Z-Zeb Wise [1][-]; 4. 5-Shane Stewart [14][-]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [16][-]; 6. 19P-Paige Polyak [4][-]; 7. 69K-Lance Dewease [6][$300]; 8. 21X-Christopher Bell [18][$250]; 9. 55-Mike Wagner [5][$225]; 10. 57J-Jeff Miller [13][$200]; 11. 75-Nicole Bower [15][$200]; 12. 24-Lucas Wolfe [17][$200]; 13. 29-Dan Shetler [19][$200]; 14. 40-George Hobaugh [20][$200]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [7][$200]; 16. 58-Jeff Halligan [8][$200]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9][$200]; 18. 33-Jared Esh [10][$200]; 19. 51-Freddie Rahmer [11][$200]; 20. 17K-Kyle Smith [12][$200]

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

Winner Aaron Reutzel (Trent Gower Photo)



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

Aaron Reutzel scores largest payday of career during historic Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa. (September 7, 2019) - Solidifying the largest payday of his career, as well as regaining the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 championship points lead, Clute, Texas-native Aaron Reutzel etched his name in Port Royal Speedway history books on Saturday night by scoring the 52nd running of the prestigious, as well as historic, Tuscarora 50. Accompanied by a $52,000 payday, Reutzel’s victory at the Port Royal ‘Speed Palace’ was accomplished in impressive fashion, first outdueling six-time Tuscarora 50 champion Lance Dewease, all before holding off a hard-charging Anthony Macri.

Although Reutzel’s trip to the Port Royal Speedway victory lane stage was a first-ever feat for the defending All Star champion, the Texan is certainly no stranger to Series victory lane, now with 12 wins on the season, as well as 21 during a short, but acclaimed, full-time All Star career.

Earning the evening’s MSD Performance Hard Charger Award in the process, Dillsburg’s Anthony Macri advanced ten positions to finish second during Tuscarora 50 competition, followed by Lance Dewease, Danny Dietrich and Logan Wagner.

“Holy shit. Unbelievable,” an elated Aaron Reutzel said on the Port Royal victory lane stage, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/No. 87 sprint car. “I’ve wanted to win this race so bad since the first time we came here. We got lapped by (Lance Dewease) that night. We were going to need a perfect race car that we could just maintain. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. This means a lot to me, to come into Pennsylvania and win one of the biggest races they have. I just don’t know what to say.”

Scheduled to start from the pole position, Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney was forced to surrender his place at the front of the field due to engine issues. With Blaney’s spot vacant, fellow front row occupant Lance Dewease inherited the pole position for the start of the 50-lap program.

Utilizing his new starting spot, Dewease immediately jumped out to a commanding lead, extending his advantage to just over two seconds with only three laps checked off the counter. McFadden slipped into second just after the opening green, followed by Alan Krimes and Aaron Reutzel.
A caution on lap four negated Dewease’s advantage just as quickly as he earned it. Despite the momentum shift, the ensuing restart allowed Dewease to resume control, now with Aaron Reutzel in tow, who drove around Alan Krimes for third on lap three before battling beyond James McFadden for second following the lap four restart.

Not phased by Dewease’s pace after green flag conditions returned, Reutzel did what he could to hunt down the Fayetteville, Pennsylvania-native, relying on a quick, but very narrow cushion around the outer edge of the speedway. By lap ten, Reutzel cut Dewease’s command to less than a second, still relying on the highest groove on the speedway.

Traffic entered the picture for the first time on lap 12 which set the stage for Reutzel’s first bid for the lead. One circuit later, Reutzel was the new man in charge, using the top groove in turns one and two to blast around Dewease while he was hung up in slower traffic.

It would not take long for Dewease to return the favor on Reutzel, charging back to less than a car length by lap 16, all before drag racing the pilot of the No. 87 back to the flagstand on lap 19, and again on lap 20. The race for the lead on lap 20 ended in Dewease’s favor, crossing the line a mere .02 seconds ahead of Reutzel. Dewease maintained the lead until yellow flags waved for a competition stoppage on lap 25.

After a five minute break to allow teams to make adjustments and add fuel, green flag action returned with Dewease leading the way over Reutzel, Logan Wagner and Danny Dietrich.

Within two laps, Reutzel was back on the tailtank of Dewease, eventually setting himself up for a takeover attempt as the front runners crossed under the flagstand to complete lap 27. By the time the leaders exited turn two, it was Reutzel who was back in charge, once again utilizing the top groove through turns one and two to drive around Dewease.

Successfully pulling away, Reutzel’s only challenges during the remaining distance were periods of traffic, as well a fast-closing Anthony Macri. Macri, who advanced ten spots during the 50-lap main event, closed Reutzel’s lead to just over a second. Unfortunately for Macri, time was out.

“When I got by Lance, I said screw it. I’m going to give this 110%. I’m going for broke,” Aaron Reutzel continued. “We’re either going to put it in the fence or walk out of here $52,000 richer. I gave it my all and luckily it paid off. I just want to thank my guys. I really don’t know what else to say.”

Fans wanting to relive the action from Port Royal Speedway can do so by watching MAVTV Motorsports Network; the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions.

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their final month of competition with a fourth consecutive weekend consisting of three events or more, this time returning aim back to the highbanks of Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. The traveling All Stars will headline three straight nights of action at the ‘World’s Fastest 3/8-Mile Oval,’ kicking off with ‘Speedweek Re-Loaded’ on Thursday evening, September 12.

Dean Knittel Memorial action will headline the next two evenings at Atomic Speedway beginning with ‘The Night Before The Knittel’ on Friday night, September 13, awarding a total winner’s share equalling $5,054. The Dean Knittel Memorial finale will follow on Saturday evening awarding a monstrous $12,554 payday.

Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results:
Port Royal Speedway - September 7, 2019:
Event: The 52nd Annual Tuscarora 50
Entries: 53
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Anthony Macri - 17.369 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Logan Wagner - 17.893 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Paul McMahan
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Lance Dewease
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: James McFadden
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Mike Wagner
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Dale Blaney
Mobil 1 Heat #6: Alan Krimes
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Tyler Reeser
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Cory Eliason
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Anthony Macri (+10)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Aaron Reutzel (13-19, 28-50)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: TJ Stutts
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 17.916; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease, 17.929; 3. 9-James McFadden, 17.946; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 17.957; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri, 18.024; 6. 20-Ryan Taylor, 18.340; 7. 14T-Tyler Walton, 18.371; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 18.395; 9. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 18.537; 10. 13-Paul McMahan, 18.583; 11. 12-Blane Heimbach, 18.727; 12. 70X-Justin Peck, 18.772; 13. 98H-Dave Blaney, 18.824; 14. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 18.914; 15. 14-Tony Stewart, 18.932; 16. 3J-Tim Shaffer, 19.009; 17. 57J-Jeff MIller, 19.013; 18. K4-Chad Kemenah, 19.020; 19. 42-Sye Lynch, 19.063; 20. 10-Tyler Bear, 19.067; 21. 99-Skylar Gee, 19.160; 22. 75b-Nicole Bower, 19.252; 23. 40-George Hobaugh, 19.309; 24. 97-Brie Hershey, 19.397; 25. 19M-Landon Myers, 19.538; 26. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer, 19.865; 27. 24B-Dustin Baney, 20.033

Group (B)
1. 1-Logan Wagner, 17.893; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.998; 3. 21b-Brian Brown, 18.020; 4. 5-Dylan Cisney, 18.086; 5. 2-AJ Flick, 18.424; 6. 72-Ryan Smith, 18.558; 7. 29p-Dan Shetler, 18.678; 8. 11S-TJ Stutts, 18.697; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 18.706; 10. 55-Mike Wagner, 18.846; 11. 11-Dale Blaney, 18.873; 12. 87K-Alan Krimes, 18.888; 13. 83-Lynton Jeffrey, 18.950; 14. 39-Cory Haas, 18.990; 15. 71-Gio Scelzi, 19.028; 16. 21-Brian Montieth, 19.181; 17. 75-Chase Dietz, 19.207; 18. J4-John Garvin, 19.261; 19. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 19.292; 20. 44-Trey Starks, 19.308; 21. 33-Jared Esh, 19.310; 22. 17M-Kyle Smith, 19.385; 23. 73B-Brett Michalski, 19.486; 24. 35-Tyler Reeser, 19.584; 25. W20-Greg Wilson, 19.743; 26. 17-Josh Baughman, 19.907

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 3. 14T-Tyler Walton [2]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 5. 98H-Dave Blaney [5]; 6. 3J-Tim Shaffer [6]; 7. 75B-Nicole Bower [8]; 8. 19M-Landon Myers [9]; 9. 42-Sye Lynch [7]

Heat #2 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer
1. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [3]; 4. 12-Blane Heimbach [1]; 5. 57J-Jeff MIller [6]; 6. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [5]; 7. 10-Tyler Bear [7]; 8. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [9]; 9. 40-George Hobaugh [8]

Heat #3 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer
1. 9-James McFadden [4]; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 70X-Justin Peck [1]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 5. 20-Ryan Taylor [3]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [7]; 7. K4-Chad Kemenah [6]; 8. 97-Brie Hershey [8]; 9. 24B-Dustin Baney [9]

Heat #4 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer
1. 55-Mike Wagner [1]; 2. 5-Dylan Cisney [3]; 3. 1-Logan Wagner [4]; 4. 29P-Dan Shetler [2]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 6. 83-Lynton Jeffrey [5]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 8. 21-Brian Montieth [6]; 9. 17M-Kyle Smith [8]

Heat #5 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer
1. 11-Dale Blaney [1]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 3. 2-AJ Flick [3]; 4. 11S-TJ Stutts [2]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [7]; 6. 75-Chase Dietz [6]; 7. 17-Josh Baughman [9]; 8. 39-Cory Haas [5]; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski [8]

Heat #6 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer
1. 87K-Alan Krimes [1]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi [5]; 4. 72-Ryan Smith [3]; 5. 21B-Brian Brown [4]; 6. 33-Jared Esh [7]; 7. 35-Tyler Reeser [8]; 8. J4-John Garvin [6]

C-Main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 35-Tyler Reeser [2]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 3. K4-Chad Kemenah [1]; 4. 10-Tyler Bear [3]; 5. 21-Brian Montieth [10]; 6. 75B-Nicole Bower [5]; 7. 17-Josh Baughman [6]; 8. 39-Cory Haas [8]; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski [16]; 10. 19M-Landon Myers [9]; 11. 42-Sye Lynch [13]; 12. 24B-Dustin Baney [17]; 13. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [11]; 14. 97-Brie Hershey [7]; 15. J4-John Garvin [12]; 16. 17M-Kyle Smith [14]; 17. 40-George Hobaugh [15]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 21B-Brian Brown [2]; 3. 12-Blane Heimbach [3]; 4. 72-Ryan Smith [4]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [12]; 7. 11S-TJ Stutts [8]; 8. 20-Ryan Taylor [7]; 9. 29P-Dan Shetler [6]; 10. 83-Lynton Jeffrey [14]; 11. 57J-Jeff MIller [11]; 12. O7-Gerard McIntyre [10]; 13. W20-Greg Wilson [20]; 14. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [13]; 15. 98H-Dave Blaney [9]; 16. 33-Jared Esh [18]; 17. 75-Chase Dietz [16]; 18. 35-Tyler Reeser [19]; 19. 99-Skylar Gee [17]; 20. 3J-Tim Shaffer [15]

A-Main (50 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri [12]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [1]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [9]; 5. 1-Logan Wagner [7]; 6. 55-Mike Wagner [3]; 7. 5-Dylan Cisney [11]; 8. 51-Freddie Rahmer [13]; 9. 70X-Justin Peck [16]; 10. 26-Cory Eliason [18]; 11. 87k-Alan Krimes [2]; 12. 70-Brock Zearfoss [10]; 13. 44-Trey Starks [23]; 14. 21B-Brian Brown [19]; 15. 2-AJ Flick [15]; 16. 14T-Tyler Walton [14]; 17. 99-Skylar Gee [26]; 18. 12-Blane Heimbach [20]; 19. 11S-TJ Stutts [25]; 20. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 21. W20-Greg Wilson [24]; 22. 14-Tony Stewart [22]; 23. 33-Jared Esh [27]; 24. 9-James McFadden [4]; 25. 72-Ryan Smith [21]; 26. 71-Gio Scelzi [17]; 27. 2M-Kerry Madsen [8]; 28. 11-Dale Blaney [28]
Lap Leaders: Lance Dewease (1-12), Aaron Reutzel (13-19), Lance Dewease (20-27), Aaron Reutzel (28-50)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 9/7/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 4710
2. Dale Blaney - 4666
3. Cory Eliason - 4610
4. Paul McMahan - 4496
5. Brock Zearfoss - 4478
6. Greg Wilson - 4304
7. Gerard McIntyre - 4160
8. Skylar Gee - 4080
9. George Hobaugh - 3512
10. Justin Peck - 3058

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)

About MAVTV Motorsports Network:
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About the All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. In 2019, MAVTV Motorsports Network will continue to be the official television home of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast ten high-profile events.

About Ollie’s Bargain Outlet:
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Winner Trey Starks (Trent Gower Photo)



Contact: Tyler Altmeyer
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Trey Starks earns second-ever All Star win during Port Royal’s Night Before The 50

PORT ROYAL, Pa. (September 6, 2019) - After spending much of his 2019 campaign focused on weekly competition at the famed Knoxville Raceway, Puyallup, Washington’s Trey Starks made his way ‘home’ to Central Pennsylvania and found success right from the start, winning an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event in just his second attempt in the Keystone State since temporarily moving team headquarters to the Midwest.

The victory, a second-ever for Starks during All Star Circuit of Champions competition, was accomplished during Port Royal Speedway’s Night Before The Tuscarora 50; a preamble to the historic, yet unprecedented, $52,000-to-win Tuscarora 50, which will takeover Port Royal headlines on Saturday evening, September 7.

Starting from the outside-pole position, Starks took command for the first time on lap 13, taking advantage of Aaron Reutzel’s misfortune that occurred in the form of a flat left-rear tire. Although Kasey Kahne Racing’s James McFadden, who was battling in the runner-up spot at the time of Reutzel’s troubles, inherited the top spot, officially, Starks quickly proved he was stronger, utilizing the ensuing restart to drive under McFadden by the exit turn four.

McFadden held on to finish second at the ‘Speed Palace,’ followed by Brian Brown, Gio Scelzi and Anthony Macri.

“This feels awesome,” Trey Starks said, driver of the Central Pennsylvania-based, Scott Gobrecht-owned, E-Z-GO/Golf Cart Services/No. 44 sprint car. “It feels like the first part of this year nothing could go our way. We had tons of bad luck. As the year winds down, we are starting to get some luck. We had a fast race car last night (Bedford Speedway), and we had a fast race car again tonight. We’re really happy to be back here in Pennsylvania and to be able to put on a show for all of the fans.”

Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel earned the early advantage from the pole position. The defending All Star champion led the first seven laps unscathed before reaching the back of the field for the first time on lap eight.

Despite Reutzel’s ability to open up to an impressive command that stretched to nearly a full straightaway, Starks displayed early signs of speed and quickly closed-in on the familiar No. 87.

Things started to heat up for the first time on lap nine, as Reutzel found himself trapped behind slower cars at the entrance of turn one. Forced to check-up with the intent to drive around traffic, the momentum shift proved to be too damaging for Reutzel which allowed Starks to close the gap completely. Unfortunately for Starks, caution flags on lap 10 erased all potential for a battle in traffic allowing Reutzel the opportunity to restart in clean air.

In a quick turn of events, the next caution on lap 13 was for race leader, Aaron Reutzel, who pulled to a stop with a flat left-rear tire. The caution allowed James McFadden to inherit the top spot, who gained the runner-up position over Starks on lap 11.

Although McFadden was in charge during the ensuing restart, he would not lead a lap, as Starks was able to power under McFadden and slide the Australia-native through turns three and four. Starks was now in charge and that is where he stayed.

McFadden did show signs of strength during the final four circuits, but Starks’ pace was too tough to tame.

“I couldn’t quite get the start I needed to get around Aaron (Reutzel),” Starks continued. “I knew he was going to set a really fast pace. But I did feel like, before that first caution, that we were running him down a little bit. Once I got to the lead, I told myself I was going to run as hard as I could and not worry about my tires.”

Fans will have the opportunity to relive Trey Starks’ Night Before The 50 victory on MAVTV Motorsports Network in November.

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their three-day sweep of the Keystone State with the highest paying program on the 2019 All Star schedule: the 52nd running of the Tuscarora 50. The Port Royal Speedway showstopper will go 50 laps in distance and award a $52,000 top prize.

MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, will be on hand to capture action from Port Royal Speedway’s Tuscarora 50. The 50-lap Tuscarora 50 finale will be aired on MAVTV Motorsports Network via tape-delay broadcast on November 10.

Contingency Awards/Results:
Port Royal Speedway - September 6, 2019:
Event: The Night Before The Tuscarora 50
Entries: 58
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: TJ Stutts - 16.301 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 15.957 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Gio Scelzi
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: James McFadden
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brian Brown
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Tony Stewart
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Anthony Macri
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Alan Krimes
JE Pistons Dash #1: Aaron Reutzel
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Trey Starks
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Lance Dewease
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Trey Starks
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Ryan Smith (+10)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Trey Starks (13-30)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Greg Wilson
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.958; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 15.987; 3. 44-Trey Starks, 16.032; 4. 71-Gio Scelzi, 16.105; 5. K4-Chad Kemenah, 16.546; 6. 21-Brian Montieth, 16.557; 7. 29P-Dan Shetler, 16.581; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 16.586; 9. 10-Tyler Bear, 16.592; 10. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16.602; 11. 11B-Carl Bowser, 16.738; 12. 14T-Tyler Walton, 16.836

Group (B)
1. 72-Ryan Smith, 16.130; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney, 16.166; 3. 2-AJ Flick, 16.220; 4. 9-James McFadden, 16.292; 5. 33-Jared Esh, 16.298; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.316; 7. 12-Blane Heimbach, 16.340; 8. 1-Logan Wagner, 16.466; 9. J4-John Garvin, 16.598; 10. 17M-Kyle Smith, 16.704; 11. 57J-Jeff MIller, 16.768; 12. 13-Paul McMahan, 17.374

Group (C)
1. 21b-Brian Brown, 16.083; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.190; 3. 26-Cory Eliason, 16.194; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.283; 5. 5-Dylan Cisney, 16.306; 6. 42-Sye Lynch, 16.501; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 16.555; 8. 87K-Alan Krimes, 16.648; 9. 3J-Tim Shaffer, 16.670; 10. 99-Skylar Gee, 16.683; 11. 29-Jason Shultz, 16.800; 12. O-Rick Lafferty, 16.834

Group (D)
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 16.217; 2. 11S-TJ Stutts, 16.273; 3. 83-Lynton Jeffrey, 16.312; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.409; 5. 39-Cory Haas, 16.513; 6. 75-Chase Dietz, 16.714; 7. 35-Tyler Reeser, 16.718; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski, 16.918; 9. 75b-Nicole Bower, 16.965; 10. 24B-Dustin Baney, 17.481; 11. 12w-Troy Fraker, 18.467

Group (E)
1. 11-Dale Blaney, 16.000; 2. 17-Josh Baughman, 16.104; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.185; 4. 70X-Justin Peck, 16.499; 5. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 16.503; 6. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.545; 7. 55-Mike Wagner, 16.575; 8. 67W-Justin Whittall, 16.840; 9. 40-George Hobaugh, 16.917; 10. 19M-Landon Myers, 17.044; 11. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 28.602

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 71-Gio Scelzi [1]; 2. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 5. 21-Brian Montieth [6]; 6. 29P-Dan Shetler [7]; 7. 20-Ryan Taylor [10]; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall [8]; 9. 14T-Tyler Walton [12]; 10. K4-Chad Kemenah [5]; 11. 10-Tyler Bear [9]; 12. 11B-Carl Bowser [11]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 9-James McFadden [1]; 2. 2-AJ Flick [2]; 3. 33-Jared Esh [5]; 4. 72-Ryan Smith [4]; 5. 12-Blane Heimbach [7]; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease [6]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [12]; 8. 98H-Dave Blaney [3]; 9. J4-John Garvin [9]; 10. 1-Logan Wagner [8]; 11. 17M-Kyle Smith [10]; 12. 57J-Jeff MIller [11]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 21B-Brian Brown [4]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [1]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 5. 5-Dylan Cisney [5]; 6. 42-Sye Lynch [6]; 7. 3J-Tim Shaffer [9]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 9. 87K-Alan Krimes [8]; 10. O-Rick Lafferty [12]; 11. 99-Skylar Gee [10]; 12. 29-Jason Shultz [11]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 11S-TJ Stutts [3]; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 83-Lynton Jeffrey [2]; 5. 39-Cory Haas [5]; 6. 35-Tyler Reeser [7]; 7. 75-Chase Dietz [6]; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski [8]; 9. 24B-Dustin Baney [10]; 10. 75B-Nicole Bower [9]; 11. 12W-Troy Fraker [11]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 39M-Anthony Macri [2]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 3. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [5]; 4. 70X-Justin Peck [1]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 6. 55-Mike Wagner [7]; 7. 19M-Landon Myers [10]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 9. 17-Josh Baughman [3]; 10. 67W-Justin Whittall [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 3. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 4. 21B-Brian Brown [3]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]; 6. 71-Gio Scelzi [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 44-Trey Starks [1]; 2. 9-James McFadden [4]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 5. 2-AJ Flick [6]; 6. 11S-TJ Stutts [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 87K-Alan Krimes [2]; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah [5]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [9]; 4. 14T-Tyler Walton [3]; 5. O-Rick Lafferty [6]; 6. 75B-Nicole Bower [7]; 7. 17M-Kyle Smith [10]; 8. 24B-Dustin Baney [4]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 69K-Lance Dewease [8]; 2. 17-Josh Baughman [1]; 3. 5-Dylan Cisney [3]; 4. 12-Blane Heimbach [4]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 6. 35-Tyler Reeser [12]; 7. 20-Ryan Taylor [13]; 8. 29P-Dan Shetler [11]; 9. 3J-Tim Shaffer [14]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [17]; 11. O7-Gerard McIntyre [18]; 12. 75-Chase Dietz [15]; 13. 73B-Brett Michalski [21]; 14. 42-Sye Lynch [9]; 15. K4-Chad Kemenah [23]; 16. 98H-Dave Blaney [2]; 17. 21-Brian Montieth [7]; 18. 39-Cory Haas [5]; 19. 19M-Landon Myers [16]; 20. 55-Mike Wagner [10]; 21. 55K-Robbie Kendall [19]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 2. 9-James McFadden [4]; 3. 21B-Brian Brown [7]; 4. 71-Gio Scelzi [11]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [9]; 6. 70-Brock Zearfoss [13]; 7. 72-Ryan Smith [17]; 8. 51-Freddie Rahmer [8]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 10. 26-Cory Eliason [12]; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich [18]; 12. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 13. 5-Dylan Cisney [23]; 14. 33-Jared Esh [15]; 15. 11-Dale Blaney [5]; 16. 12-Blane Heimbach [26]; 17. 2-AJ Flick [10]; 18. 83-Lynton Jeffrey [19]; 19. 70X-Justin Peck [20]; 20. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6]; 21. 11S-TJ Stutts [14]; 22. 13-Paul McMahan [24]; 23. 17-Josh Baughman [22]; 24. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [16]; 25. 69K-Lance Dewease [21]; 26. 35-Tyler Reeser [25] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-12), Trey Starks (13-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 9/6/2019):
1. Dale Blaney - 4564
2. Aaron Reutzel - 4560
3. Cory Eliason - 4480
4. Paul McMahan - 4386
5. Brock Zearfoss - 4352
6. Greg Wilson - 4196
7. Gerard McIntyre - 4070
8. Skylar Gee - 3964
9. George Hobaugh - 3422
10. Justin Peck - 2926

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

About MAVTV Motorsports Network:
MAVTV Motorsports Network is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, the AMA Pro Motocross series, and the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA). But MAVTV also covers a multitude of grassroot racing from the US and across the globe including drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between plus a package of automotive reality and custom build shows. If it has a motor, it's on MAVTV. For more information, visit www.mavtv.com

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. In 2019, MAVTV Motorsports Network will continue to be the official television home of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast ten high-profile events.

About Ollie’s Bargain Outlet:
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Inc., founded in 1982, is one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts and excess inventory, offering real brands at real bargain prices. Famous for its signature catch-phrase Good Stuff Cheap, Ollie’s has a huge variety of famous brand-name merchandise in every department – food, books, housewares, toys, electronics, domestics, clothing, furniture, health and beauty, flooring, seasonal items and so much more – at up to 70 percent off the fancy stores’ prices. You never know what you’ll find at one of Ollie’s 337 “semi-lovely” stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, visit www.ollies.us. Like us on Facebook or find us on Twitter at @OlliesOutlet. Ollie’s is a publicly-traded company on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol OLLI.

About Mobil 1:
The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit www.mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

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

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Tyler Courtney celebrates his Eastern Storm victory Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway. (Rich Forman Photo)



COURTNEY RULES PORT ROYAL EASTERN STORM ROUND

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Port Royal, Pennsylvania (June 15, 2019).........For Tyler Courtney, the date of June 15th and the location of Port Royal Speedway means more than just another stop on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car tour.

For Port Royal was the half-mile dirt oval where his mentor, Bryan Clauson, recorded his record sixth and final "Eastern Storm" win in 2016. Saturday night also marked what would've been Clauson's 30th birthday.

Courtney, the defending series champ, was bound and determined to make his own personal mark to honor BC on this night during round three of the 13th annual "Eastern Storm" series but felt there was a spirit helping him along the way.

"We've kind of struggled all week," Courtney admitted. "But I think we had somebody looking down on us tonight. This one's for him. He's done a lot for my career. He's done a lot for everybody on this team. Even without him being here, he helped us more than he knows."

The emotional victory for Courtney aboard his Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing/NOS Energy Drink - Competition Suspension, Inc./Spike/Rider Chevy appeared as smooth as silk for 30 laps with barely any threats posed en route to his second series victory of the year. His half-mile record with the series in 2019 now includes wins at Eldora and Port Royal to go along with a 3rd at Terre Haute.

Indianapolis, Indiana's Courtney started from the outside of the front row and was seemingly gone, ripping the top, as Chris Windom attempted to keep pace in second. Courtney's lead stretched out to three-quarters of a straightaway over Windom in the first-third of the race until 2015 Port Royal winner Robert Ballou made contact in turn three, heavily damaging the torsion bar and the left rear wheel, forcing him on the sideline for the remainder of the night.

Courtney had been solid as a rock at Port Royal in his previous two campaigns, finishing 4th in 2017 and 3rd in 2018. But Windom, who lined up second on the ensuing restart, was victorious in both of those instances. Windom's best opportunity to get past was to dive low in one to the inside guardrail to throw the slider on the restart. He did just that when racing resumed on lap 12, but there wasn't enough mustard on the fastball to surge ahead, and instead, tucked in behind Courtney exiting turn two.

Yellows and restarts were the only things tugging on Courtney's cape this night as each time Courtney stood on the throttle, his competition was left in the distant past. The separation from Courtney to Windom was instantly a half-straightaway while Windom found himself a 10-car length lead over the fierce battle for third between Kevin Thomas, Jr., Chase Stockon and new one-lap track record holder, C.J. Leary.

At the midway point, Thomas slid by Stockon on the bottom of turn three. Stockon countered to regain third exiting four. Stockon's grasp on the spot was hanging in the balance and Thomas was able to pick Stockon off by the time they reached turn two on the 16th lap. By turn four of the same lap, Leary had slid by Stockon to take ownership of fourth to begin the second half of the 30-lapper.

Meanwhile, Courtney was cruising with nothing but Warren Alston's double checkers on his mind and vision with six laps remaining. That was until third-running Thomas, who was on the topside of turn three and in the midst of a joust with Leary for third, suffered a blown right rear tire which sent him hard into the outside guardrail with a mighty wallop, elevating all four wheels of his car off the ground before landing back on all fours. The incident ended his night with a disappointing 18th place finish and placed a huge dent in his Eastern Storm title chances where he dropped form 2nd to 8th, and in the National Sprint points in which he fell from 2nd to 5th.

Four lapped cars separated race leader Courtney and second-running Windom on the lap 25 restart, negating any reasonable chance for Windom to toss a slider for the lead heading into turn one. Instead, all Windom could do was stay pat on the topside while the lappers cooperated on the bottom. Once again, any notion of anyone else having a shot at taking down Courtney was all for naught as Courtney opened it up to a lead of three seconds while Leary tried to step up a spot by challenging Windom, to no avail.

Courtney finished off a sterling performance by setting his fastest lap of the race on the 30th and final lap that ultimately resulted in his second career Eastern Storm victory by 3.15 seconds over Windom, Leary, Stockon and Justin Grant.

Courtney's win was the 19th of his USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car career, moving him to within two of 1967 series champion Greg Weld's 21 victories for 28th on the all-time list. (Rich Forman Photo)

Courtney fell the struggle was real in the first two rounds this week with 4th and 6th place runs at Grandview and Bridgeport, respectively. The prevailing feeling was that they needed to return to the basics and remember why they do what they do in the first place, and when winning is part of the equation, the fun never seems to find an end.

"We've been banging our heads against the wall just trying to figure out what we're doing," Courtney explained. "I think we just came to the conclusion that we weren't really having fun. So, we went back to the basics, 'have some fun.' (Port Royal) is a place that suits our style, high speed, and when you get to run it nice and straight up against the wall like that, it's a lot of fun."

Courtney's win was the 19th of his USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car career, moving him to within two of 1967 series champion Greg Weld's 21 victories for 28th on the all-time list.

Contingency award winners Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway were C.J. Leary (Fatheadz Eyewear/Sprint Car Unlimited Fast Qualifier & Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner), Brady Bacon (Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner & KSE Racing Products/In Memory of Mike Grassmyer Hard Charger), Chris Windom (AutoMeter/Indy Race Parts Third Heat Winner), Chad Boespflug (Roger & Barb Tapy 13th Fastest Qualifier) and Dustin Christie (Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher).

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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: June 15, 2019 - Port Royal Speedway - Port Royal, Pennsylvania - 13th "Eastern Storm" - 1/2-Mile Dirt Oval

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR/SPRINT CAR UNLIMITED QUALIFYING: 1. C.J. Leary, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-18.105 (New Track Record); 2. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-18.332; 3. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-18.457; 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 19, Hayward/Thomas-18.518; 5. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall/Newman-18.670; 6. Chris Windom, 5G, Goacher-18.691; 7. Carson Short, 20, Dyson-18.730; 8. Timmy Buckwalter, 7, LNB-18.737; 9. Jason McDougal, 71p, Daigh/Phillips-18.779; 10. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-18.817; 11. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-18.856; 12. Steven Drevicki, 19s, Drevicki-18.886; 13. Chad Boespflug, 98e, EZR-18.888; 14. Dave Darland, 39, Hogue-18.899; 15. Brian VanMeveren, 24, VanMeveren-18.927; 16. Carmen Perigo, 21, Perigo-18.971; 17. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-19.000; 18. Isaac Chapple, 52, LNR/Chapple-19.084; 19. Joey Biasi, B1, Biasi-19.153; 20. Dustin Christie, 75, Christie-19.343; 21. John Stehman, 23, Treyco-19.678; 22. Jared Esh, 33, Ehrenzeller-20.212.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps, all transfer) 1. Leary, 2. Thomas, 3. Perigo, 4. Short, 5. Boespflug, 6. Andretti, 7. Biasi, 8. Esh. 2:33.36

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (8 laps, all transfer) 1. Bacon, 2. Ballou, 3. Grant, 4. Courtney, 5. Buckwalter, 6. Christie, 7. Darland. 2:32.57 (New Track Record)

AUTOMETER/INDY RACE PARTS THIRD HEAT: (8 laps, all transfer) 1. Windom, 2. Chapple, 3. Stockon, 4. Drevicki, 5. McDougal, 6. VanMeveren, 7. Stehman. 2:35.52

FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Tyler Courtney (2), 2. Chris Windom (1), 3. C.J. Leary (6), 4. Chase Stockon (4), 5. Justin Grant (5), 6. Carson Short (7), 7. Brady Bacon (17), 8. Jason McDougal (9), 9. Jarett Andretti (10), 10. Joey Biasi (19), 11. Isaac Chapple (18), 12. Timmy Buckwalter (8), 13. Dustin Christie (20), 14. Carmen Perigo (16), 15. Brian VanMeveren (15), 16. Dave Darland (14), 17. John Stehman (21), 18. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (3), 19. Chad Boespflug (13), 20. Steven Drevicki (12), 21. Robert Ballou (11), 22. Jared Esh (22). NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Courtney.

KSE RACING PRODUCTS/IN MEMORY OF MIKE GRASSMYER HARD CHARGER: Brady Bacon (17th to 7th)

WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Dustin Christie

ROGER & BARB TAPY 13TH FASTEST QUALIFIER: Chad Boespflug

NEW USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Leary-762, 2-Courtney-703, 3-Windom-700, 4-Stockon-695, 5-K. Thomas-688, 6-Bacon-660, 7-Grant-631, 8-Short-585, 9-McDougal-571, 10-Ballou-568.

NEW EASTERN STORM POINTS: 1-Leary-223, 2-Courtney-210, 3-Stockon-206, 4-Windom-199, 5-Bacon-196, 6-Grant-196, 7-McDougal-182, 8-Thomas-181, 9-Short-158. 10-Ballou-143.

NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: June 16, 2019 - Weedsport Speedway - Weedsport, New York - 13th"Eastern Storm" - 3/8-Mile Dirt Oval

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USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car 'Eastern Storm' returns June 11-16.
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EASTERN STORM PREVIEW 2019

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Speedway, Indiana (June 8, 2019).........Three past Eastern Storm champions are headed eastbound June 11-16 for one of the most-highly anticipated events on the USAC calendar with five USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship races in a six-day span at five different tracks in three states - Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

The series begins Tuesday, June 11, at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville and honors the memory of the 2009 Grandview Eastern Storm winner who lost his life tragically in the Spring of 2010 with the "Jesse Hockett Classic." The 40-lap event pays a sweet $10,000-to-win prize.

From there, the series travels to the 3/8-mile Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey for the second time ever on Wednesday, June 12. Then, it's back to the Keystone State and BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa. on Thursday, June 13. The following night is an idle night for the Sprint Cars, but the USAC Silver Crown Cars are in action on the half-mile Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Friday, June 14.

It's the Sprint Cars turn on the half-mile the following night on Saturday, June 15, at Port Royal Speedway in Pa. The series closes out on Sunday, June 16, in New York at the 3/8-mile Weedsport Speedway.

In each of the last two years, Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.) has been the dominant force, capturing three wins and both titles. The 2017 USAC National Sprint champ is the lone driver to have won Eastern Storm feature events in each of the past three seasons and owns six career wins in the series, including last year's round at Williams Grove and the two most recent trips to Port Royal. His six Eastern Storm victories are tied with Levi Jones and Bryan Clauson for the most all-time. His first career USAC win came in 2010 at Big Diamond.

Robert Ballou's stellar 2015 Eastern Storm performance was one for the ages as the Rocklin, Calif. driver swept all three nights and walked away with a title. The Eastern part of the country has been kind to Ballou, who also claimed the 2015 National title. Last year's trip to BAPS is the most recent of his 29 career USAC National Sprint Car victories, which rank 13th on the all-time list.

Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.) captured the Eastern Storm crown in 2014 and has won thrice in the series along the way. The two-time USAC National Sprint Car champion in 2014 and 2016 has been spectacular the past two seasons when the series has arrived at Grandview, using late race passes to claim each of the wins.

A handful of additional drivers are aiming to add onto their Eastern Storm feature win title. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Cullman, Ala.) has been victorious the last two seasons, first in 2017 at Williams Grove and in last year's debut at Bridgeport. He's been excellent this year with six top-6 finishes in seven series starts and, at press dates, has won four local sprint features in four nights at four different tracks in the state of Indiana.

The Eastern Storm one-win club includes a talented bunch who are hungry to reach the pinnacle once again during the series. Defending USAC National Sprint Car titlist Tyler Courtney (Indianapolis, Ind.) took the BAPS closer by storm in 2017. Chase Stockon (Fort Branch, Ind.), your most recent USAC Sprint winner in May's "Tony Hulman Classic" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track, nailed down the win in the 2014 Grandview opener. Dave Darland (Lincoln, Ind.), a 2013 Port Royal winner, was recently tabbed as the driver of New Jersey car owner Tim Hogue's ride for Eastern Storm. Chad Boespflug (Hanford, Calif.) was dominant in his lone Eastern Storm triumph at New Egypt in New Jersey back in 2016.

Drivers who've tasted USAC victory lane but are seeking a first Eastern Storm include current USAC National Sprint Car point leader C.J. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.), a winner in Ocala, Fla. in February. Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.) has won in both USAC National Sprint Cars and Midgets in 2019, including a last-lap midget win at BAPS in 2017. His TOPP Motorsports team was previously victorious in Eastern Storm with Courtney at BAPS in 2017.

Speaking of victorious teams with drivers aiming for Eastern Storm victory number one, you can include Carson Short (Marion, Ill.) who has joined Chris Dyson Racing for the tour. Dyson's ride took the 2018 finale at Weedsport with driver Thomas Meseraull. Jason McDougal (Broken Arrow, Okla.) is an Eastern Storm Rookie, arriving on the scene with Daigh/Phillips Motorsports who won with Darland at Port Royal in 2013.

Isaac Chapple (Willow Branch, Ind.) made his USAC Sprint Car debut at Eastern Storm in 2015. The North Pole Nightmare Bill Balog (Brookfield, Wisc.) is set to make his debut as well along with Brian VanMeveren (Woodbury, Minn.) and Dustin Christie (Washington, Ind.).

A strong representation from the USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series contingent will be on display with three of the series' winners making plans to do the tour, including 2018 East Coast champ and current point leader Steven Drevicki (Reading, Pa.), who will pilot his own car with technical assistance from 2018 USAC National Sprint Car owner champ Clauson/Marshall/Newman Racing and 2013 Eastern Storm feature winning car owner Gene Franckowiak. Timmy Buckwalter (Douglassville, Pa.) is a force on the National scene, capturing co-Rookie of the Year honors in 2018. Joey Biasi (Mary D, Pa.) and Carmen Perigo (Stoystown, Pa.) have been regular competitors on the National scene and are top-flight forces to reckon with when USAC travels to their home turf.

Jarett Andretti (Mooresville, N.C.) has had some impressive Eastern Storm performances, earning his best career USAC National Sprint Car feature finish of 2nd at Lincoln Speedway in 2017. Landon Simon (Tipp City, Ohio) won a USAC Sprint Car Special Event feature at Lincoln in 2016. Versatile racing veteran Ryan Godown (Ringoes, N.J.) was a regular on the Eastern Storm tour a year ago while the ever-popular "Colfax Comet" Robert Bell (Colfax, Iowa) is making the trip east for the full deal.

Tuesday at Grandview, pits open at 2pm (Eastern), front gates open at 5pm and racing at 7:30pm. NASCAR 358 Modifieds will join the USAC Sprint Cars. Adult general admission tickets are $30, kids 6-11 are $10. Children 6 and under are free. Advance tickets may be ordered by calling (443) 513-4456.

Wednesday at Bridgeport, racing starts at 7:30pm (Eastern). Adult general admission tickets are $30, students 10-15 are $10, children 9 and under are free.

Thursday at BAPS, Adult general admission tickets are $25, seniors are $15, students 13-17 are $15, kids 12 and under are free. Pit passes are $35 apiece.

Friday at Williams Grove for the Silver Crown race, pits open at 5pm (Eastern), hot laps begin at 7pm with qualifying and racing immediately following. The 410 wing sprints are also on the event card. Adult general admission tickets are $28, age 13-20 are $10, kids 12 and under are free. Pit passes are $35 apiece.

Saturday at Port Royal, it's a sprint car doubleheader with 410 wing sprints also on hand. Adult general admission tickets are $25, students are $10 and pit passes are $35 apiece.

Sunday at Weedsport, pits open at 4pm (Eastern), front gates open at 5pm and hot laps begin at 7pm with qualifying and racing immediately following. Champion Oil Modifieds and NY6A Micro Sprints are also on the docket. Reserved seating is $32, adult general admission tickets are $28, age 11-17 are $12 and age 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $32 apiece for members and $36 for non-members. Reserve camping is $30 and general camping is $24.

In an effort to advance the sport of sprint car racing, constituents from across the country representing sanctioning bodies, tracks, car owners, chassis builders and drivers have announced the formation of a sprint car council. It is believed to be the first of its kind in the sprint car industry.

The intent and purpose of the council is to improve communication among all constituents in the sprint car industry. The council will work together, focusing on car and track safety initiatives, improving consistency in rules, maintaining costs, enforcing suspensions across all tracks and series, and advancing the holistic improvement of sprint car racing for drivers, team owners, series, tracks and fans.

The council will not act as a governing body. The decision to adjust rules, adapt safety measures, enforce suspensions or otherwise will ultimately be decided at the respective series, track and car owner level.

“Many people in the industry are aware that we had a vision and goal to assemble a council when we met in August during the Knoxville Nationals,” said Tony Stewart, who represents the All Star Circuit of Champions as a series owner. “I am extremely excited about the enthusiasm and participation from our members. This is a great opportunity for all of us to improve sprint car racing for years to come.”

The council will represent individuals from tracks and series representing all geographical areas of the United States. Such individuals will actively participate in sub-councils which will focus on the following disciplines: track safety, car/chassis safety, aerodynamics and forward-looking rules changes.

“Since 1978, the World of Outlaws has been a leader in sprint car racing, and we are pleased to expand on that role with the sprint car council,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. “Going back 10 years with our stakeholders group, the World of Outlaws has strived to bring the industry closer and to strengthen the foundation of sprint car racing while keeping an eye toward the future. We hope through the sprint car council all the parties can learn from each other to continue enhancing the sport we all love.”

The council will meet four times per year, at a minimum, with to-be-determined dates in February, August, November and December.

Participating members of the council include: All Star Circuit of Champions, American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), Attica Raceway Park, BAPS Motor Speedway, Barry Jackson (crew chief CJB Motorsports and chassis builder), Daryn Pittman (driver), Empire Super Sprints (ESS), IRA Sprints, Jackson Motorplex, John Darby (consultant), Kevin Nouse (PA 358 Sprints), Knoxville Raceway, Lincoln (PA) Speedway, Mark Chevalier (team owner and engineer), Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA), National Sprint League (NSL), Ryan Hand (former crew chief), Paul McMahan (driver), Port Royal Speedway, POWRi, POWRi WAR Sprint Car League, Skagit Speedway, Upper Midwest Sprint Series (UMSS), United States Auto Club (USAC), WI MSA 360 sprints, World Of Outlaws and Williams Grove Speedway.

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Winner Donnie Schatz (Michael Fry Photo)

Donny Schatz Nets $51,000 with Tuscarora 50 Triumph at Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, PA – October 28, 2018 – Donny Schatz continued his remarkable 2018 campaign with a $51,000 payday at Port Royal Speedway, passing Brad Sweet on Lap 32 to win the Tuscarora 50. Freddie Rahmer surged from 16th to finish second with Daryn Pittman charging from 23rd to third on the excellent daytime racing surface.

The ‘Kings Royal’ type format saw four cars inverted in six Heat Races. Lucas Wolfe and Brad Sweet won their respective Heats to earn the front row for the 50-Lap, $51,000 to win Feature.

Sweet led the opening circuit before a nasty crash involving Port Royal’s Track Champion Logan Wagner and Tim Shaffer, halted action with one complete. Both drivers were uninjured in the accident but done for the afternoon.

Sweet was strong on the restart and didn’t reach traffic before Logan Schuchart’s night came to an end on Lap 6, stopping on the front stretch.

Lucas Wolfe remained in second on the ensuing restart, looking for a way around the 2018 Knoxville Nationals Champion. Donny Schatz worked his way forward to third from his fifth starting position and remained within striking distance of Sweet and Wolfe.

Consecutive cautions on Lap 16 and 17 allowed Wolfe to set up an attack for the lead on the restart. As Sweet brought the field back to Green on the 18th circuit, Wolfe blasted to the top side of the racing surface and took control of the field down the backstretch to a large roar from the Port Royal faithful, only to have the pass negated by a caution for a stopped Ian Madsen.

The following restart Sweet was prepared and fended off Wolfe’s charge before the caution flew on Lap 21 for the designated fuel stop.

When action resumed, Donny Schatz moved into second and began closing in on Sweet for the lead. Schatz found grip on the bottom and got underneath Sweet to lead the 32nd lap before the caution flew for fourth-place running Gio Scelzi.

Schatz ran away on the restart as Wolfe began going to work on the cushion, closing in on Sweet, eventually reclaiming the second position on Lap 38. At this point, 16th-starting Freddie Rahmer had climbed to fourth with 23rd-starting Daryn Pittman coming forward to sixth.

A caution with eight laps remaining bunched the field together and gave Wolfe a chance to steal the victory from Schatz.

Schatz powered away on the restart, completing a lap before the Yellow Flag flew for debris, as the hood flew off seventh-place running TJ Stutts’ car, ending his evening.

Schatz again blasted away on the restart, leaving no doubt who the class of the field was, en route to his 21st World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of 2018.

“That felt like a 500-miler,” Schatz said with a chuckle in Victory Lane about the caution-filled race, next to his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No.15. As always, Schatz deflected the credit of the victory his crew, “These guys are incredible at what they do, it’s pretty cool to win that big money. Anytime you win in Pennsylvania it’s big and this is a big one.”

“We decided we better start testing out the 2019 rule changes and since we’ve done that, we haven’t finished worse than second and that’s really important,” Schatz, who was sporting a special Arctic Cat paint scheme, added before expressing his gratitude to Port Royal Speedway for not giving in to Mother Nature this weekend.

Freddie Rahmer continued his impressive 2018 season, surging from 16th to finish second. “My car was really good, I could really move around. They did a great job with the track,” Rahmer, who scored his first career World of Outlaws victory earlier this year in July, said in appreciation of Port Royal.

Daryn Pittman, who charged from 23rd to complete the podium, echoed the sentiments about Port Royal Speedway, “Hats off to Port Royal, they could’ve easily thrown in the towel for this weekend. They did a really nice job widening out the track. It’s always a pleasure to come back to this place and see the improvements they do on a weekly basis.”

“To start 23rd and end up on the podium says a lot about how great my race car was and the track. I wish we would have been a little stronger earlier in the night to get a better starting position,” Pittman, who earned KSE Hard Charger honors added.

Brad Sweet finished fourth with 17th-starting David Gravel completing the top five.

Persistent rain and cold temperatures led to the cancellation of Friday and Saturday’s program, forcing the World of Outlaws and Port Royal to use the Sunday rain date. The program was moved forward in the afternoon; a good decision by all parties, as heavy rain began to fall less than an hour after the Feature concluded.

Brian Brown bested the 51-car field in Qualifying and broke the Track Record in Qualifying with a lap of 14.868. In total, seven drivers in Qualifying went under the existing record and for the first time in track history a sub-15-second lap was run.

With the unique format, the Tuscarora 50 was show-up points only for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series teams.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series finishes off its 40th Anniversary Season with the World Finals presented by Can-Am at The Dirt Track at Charlotte next Thursday, Friday, Saturday, November 1st-3rd. Tickets still remain for one of dirt track racing’s biggest spectacles as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars and Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series Big Block-Modifieds crown their champions.

If you can’t make it to the track, watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Feature (50 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$51,513]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [16][$12,000]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [23][$5,000]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$4,437]; 5. 5-David Gravel [17][$3,000]; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe [1][$2,500]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [6][$2,300]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [4][$2,200]; 9. 21-Brian Brown [14][$2,100]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [10][$2,000]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [21][$1,900]; 12. 58-Jim Siegel [15][$1,500]; 13. 5C-Dylan Cisney [25][$300]; 14. 41-Carson Macedo [7][$1,250]; 15. 11-T.J. Stutts [19][$1,200]; 16. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [12][$1,150]; 17. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [11][$1,100]; 18. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [3][$1,075]; 19. 71X-Dominic Scelzi [8][$1,050]; 20. 5T-Tyler Reeser [18][$1,025]; 21. 39M-Anthony Macri [13][$1,000]; 22. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [22][$1,000]; 23. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9][$1,000]; 24. 49X-Tim Shaffer [20][$1,000]; 25. 1-Logan Wagner [24][$1,000];
Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-31, Donny Schatz 32-50;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 9-Daryn Pittman[+20]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 41-Carson Macedo, 14.891; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.905; 3. 11-T.J. Stutts, 14.929; 4. 1-Logan Wagner, 14.968; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.969; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 14.98; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.017; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri, 15.028; 9. 58-Jim Siegel, 15.036; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.037; 11. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 15.063; 12. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 15.083; 13. 5-David Gravel, 15.091; 14. 83-Cory Eliason, 15.121; 15. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 15.126; 16. 69K-Lance Dewease, 15.131; 17. 5M-Kerry Madsen, 15.132; 18. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.163; 19. 55-Mike Wagner, 15.233; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.299; 21. 35-Justin Henderson, 15.393; 22. 33-Jared Esh, 15.44; 23. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt, 15.442; 24. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.465; 25. 29-Brent Shearer, 16.543; 26. 12W-Troy Fraker, 16.712

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 21-Brian Brown, 14.868; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 15.046; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 15.099; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.116; 5. 71X-Dominic Scelzi, 15.134; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 15.165; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich, 15.184; 8. 19-Brent Marks, 15.233; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.233; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 15.238; 11. 2-Shane Stewart, 15.264; 12. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 15.28; 13. 94-Ryan Smith, 15.295; 14. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 15.297; 15. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 15.305; 16. 7K-Cale Conley, 15.322; 17. 44-Trey Starks, 15.347; 18. 39C-Cory Haas, 15.367; 19. 39-Spencer Bayston, 15.374; 20. 5T-Tyler Reeser, 15.481; 21. 21X-Brian Montieth, 15.512; 22. 91-Tony Fiore, 15.534; 23. 70-Dave Blaney, 15.591; 24. 10K-Joe Kata, 16.009; 25. 47K-Kody Lehman, 16.174

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 41-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 5-David Gravel [5]; 4. 55-Mike Wagner [7]; 5. 1-Logan Wagner [3]; 6. 29-Brent Shearer [9]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 8. 69K-Lance Dewease [6]; 9. 33-Jared Esh [8]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [2]; 4. 5M-Kerry Madsen [6]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 6. 83-Cory Eliason [5]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 8. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [8]; 9. 12W-Troy Fraker [9]

Heat #3 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 3. 58-Jim Siegel [2]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 5. 5C-Dylan Cisney [5]; 6. 35-Justin Henderson [7]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 8. 11-T.J. Stutts [4]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 5. 94-Ryan Smith [5]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 7. 39-Spencer Bayston [7]; 8. 91-Tony Fiore [8]; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman [9]

Heat #5 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 71X-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 3. 5T-Tyler Reeser [7]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [8]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [6]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [2]; 8. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]

Heat #6 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [1]; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 21X-Brian Montieth [7]; 6. 39C-Cory Haas [6]; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall [5]; 8. 10K-Joe Kata [8]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. 39-Spencer Bayston [2][-]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1][-]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [3][$150]; 4. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [5][$150]; 5. 91-Tony Fiore [8][$150]; 6. 47K-Kody Lehman [14][$125]; 7. 12W-Troy Fraker [13][$125]; 8. 10K-Joe Kata [12][$125]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [9][$125]; 10. 19-Brent Marks [4][$125]; 11. 55K-Robbie Kendall [6][$125]; 12. 69K-Lance Dewease [7][$125]; 13. 33-Jared Esh [15][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 18-Ian Madsen [2][-]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5][-]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [6][-]; 4. 1-Logan Wagner [7][-]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [10][$300]; 6. 5M-Kerry Madsen [3][$250]; 7. 5C-Dylan Cisney [11][$225]; 8. 35-Justin Henderson [17][$200]; 9. O7-Gerard McIntyre [16][$200]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$200]; 11. 83-Cory Eliason [15][$200]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [20][$200]; 13. 29-Brent Shearer [13][$200]; 14. 7K-Cale Conley [14][$200]; 15. 70-Dave Blaney [4][$200]; 16. 39-Spencer Bayston [19][$200]; 17. 55-Mike Wagner [1][$200]; 18. 21X-Brian Montieth [12][$200]; 19. 94-Ryan Smith [8][$200]; 20. 39C-Cory Haas [18][$200]

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