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Shane Stewart Stands Tall At Williams Grove

Earns First Career Williams Grove Win

MECHANICSBURG, PA - May 20, 2017 - Shane Stewart started on the pole for the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway, but didn't lead the opening lap. Instead, he battled with PA Posse driver TJ Stutts of Liverpool, PA and used a slide job in turns one and two to take the lead on a lap 11 restart. From there, Stewart held off Stutts and then Daryn Pittman on a pair of restarts over the final 10 laps to earn his first career Williams Grove win and his first Outlaw victory of the 2017 season.

"You don't even know what it means to me to finally get here in Victory Lane," Stewart said in Victory Lane. "I know the East Coast isn't always kind to me, but I am very happy and going to cherish this win."

Stewart earned the pole after winning the Craftsman Club Dash and led the field to the green flag with Stutts on the outside of the front row. It was Stutts who grabbed the lead by the time the two drivers had raced turn three. The top two quickly broke away from a third-place battle between Outlaw rookie Sheldon Haudenschild and Tim Shaffer of Aliquippa, PA. Shaffer took the spot on lap seven when Haudenschild spun at the bottom of turn one, but kept his foot in the gas and continued without incident despite losing five positions.

The battle for the lead gained momentum as Stewart closed on Stutts and on lap 10 moved to the outside lane to setup a pass. A lap later, Stewart appeared to have enough steam in the outside lane to take the lead, but Stutts led by 0.002 seconds at the line, just as the first caution of the race waved when Haudenschild spun to a stop at the top of turn three.

On the restart, Stewart made the race-winning move when he dove to the bottom of the track and slid in front of Stutts to drive off turn two with the lead.

"I didn't get a break on the initial start of the Feature and I told myself that if TJ took the bottom, I actually thought the top was going to be better," Stewart said. "It just worked out really well for us. Man, clean air makes everything and makes a big difference."

Stewart ran the rest of the race in clean air as the top pairing never had the chance to wade into lapped traffic. The second caution of the race waved at lap 15 when Brent Marks and Brian Montieth made contact and tangled together at the top of turn two, ending the night for both drivers.

Stewart kept the field at bay when the green waved and again on a lap 21 restart. Meanwhile, Pittman darted from eighth to fourth on the latter restart before jumping into second on the final restart with seven laps to go. He earned his second runner-up finish of the week, finishing 2.044 seconds behind Stewart's Larson Marks Racing No.2.

"I had such a good car on restarts that every time we went green, my car had the right attitude," Pittman said following the race. "Everybody seemed to be a little rolled up down there on the start in turns three and four and I could get by a couple guys every time."

Stewart cruised over the final five laps on his way to the victory, which he celebrated in Victory Lane with his fiancée Jenn, daughter Nixon and the Larson Marks Racing crew.

"It means a lot to me," Stewart said. "I know that the rivalry here is out of this world, which I appreciate. I love the enthusiasm and the Pennsylvania fans."

The track was an interesting mix of tacky and dry slick throughout the night, conditions that were unusual for Williams Grove, Pittman said.

"I've seen this place about every which way that's an option, but I don't think I've ever seen it quite like it was tonight," Pittman explained. "It was definitely different. I've never seen a wet strip a car length and a half off the bottom stay that long throughout the night. It was the dominant way around."

During Pittman's charge forward, Shaffer worked past Stutts to maintain the third spot and earn a third-place finish, equaling the best results of PA Posse drivers Danny Dietrich and Freddie Rahmer earlier in the week.

"Last night we missed it there at the beginning and it killed us," Shaffer said, "but tonight we did the right things and put ourselves in position (to contend) and we're on the front straightaway."

Lance Dewease of Fayetteville, PA and Outlaw driver Logan Schuchart completed the top-five following a spirited battle for fourth in the closing laps.

Jason Johnson set quick time to start the night with a lap of 16.402 seconds, less than three-tenths of a second off the track record of 16.140 set by Brian Paulus on April 26, 2002. He was the 25th of 37 drivers to take time. Johnson followed with a heat race win. Dewease, Schuchart and Jason Sides were the other heat winners, while Marks won the Last Chance Showdown.

The Outlaws now travel north for the Empire State Challenge at Weedsport (NY) Speedway on Sunday, May 21. Fans who can't make it to the track can watch live pay-per-view video coverage on DIRTvision.

WIlliams Grove Speedway Notebook

Feature (30 Laps) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1][$17,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [12][$5,700]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4][$3,500]; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease [7][$3,000]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][$2,600]; 6. 11-T.J. Stutts [2][$2,400]; 7. 20-Ryan Taylor [9][$2,300]; 8. 5-David Gravel [10][$2,200]; 9. 41-Jason Johnson [8][$2,150]; 10. 49-Brad Sweet [20][$2,100]; 11. 1-Dale Blaney [14][$1,600]; 12. 48-Danny Dietrich [15][$1,350]; 13. 24-Lucas Wolfe [19][$1,300]; 14. 15-Donny Schatz [16][$1,200]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [6][$1,100]; 16. 88-Brandon Rahmer [22][$1,000]; 17. 17-Joey Saldana [11][$900]; 18. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$850]; 19. 44-Trey Starks [18][$800]; 20. 39M-Anthony Macri [24][$800]; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$800]; 22. 27-Greg Hodnett [17][$800]; 23. 19-Brent Marks [21][$800]; 24. 21-Brian Montieth [23][$800]. Lap Leaders: T.J. Stutts 1-11, Shane Stewart 12-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 9-Daryn Pittman [+10].

Qualifying - 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 16.402; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.456; 3. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.462; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.465; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 16.501; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.551; 7. 11-T.J. Stutts, 16.577; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 16.578; 9. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16.589; 10. 1-Dale Blaney, 16.595; 11. 17-Joey Saldana, 16.602; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.614; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.644; 14. 5-David Gravel, 16.652; 15. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.654; 16. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.66; 17. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.668; 18. 44-Trey Starks, 16.697; 19. 19-Brent Marks, 16.721; 20. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.75; 21. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 16.791; 22. 87-Alan Krimes, 16.804; 23. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.809; 24. 39-Cory Haas, 16.846; 25. 21-Brian Montieth, 16.885; 26. 4-Paul McMahan, 16.918; 27. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 16.929; 28. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.937; 29. 58-Brock Zearfoss, 16.951; 30. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.98; 31. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.985; 32. 71M-Dave Blaney, 16.986; 33. O7-Doug Esh, 17.035; 34. 75-Frankie Herr, 17.135; 35. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.14; 36. 13-Clyde Knipp, 17.2; 37. 12W-Troy Fraker, 18.087.

Heat #1 – (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 20-Ryan Taylor [3]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett [5]; 6. 21-Brian Montieth [7]; 7. 58-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer [6]; 9. 12W-Troy Fraker [10]; 10. O7-Doug Esh [9].

Heat #2 – (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [1]; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 5-David Gravel [4]; 4. 1-Dale Blaney [3]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [5]; 6. 4-Paul McMahan [7]; 7. 87-Alan Krimes [6]; 8. 51-Freddie Rahmer [8]; 9. 75-Frankie Herr [9].

Heat #3 – (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 2. 11-T.J. Stutts [2]; 3. 17-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 8. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [7]; 9. 19-Brent Marks [5].

Heat #4 – (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 6. 71M-Dave Blaney [8]; 7. 39-Cory Haas [6]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [9].

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps) -
1. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 11-T.J. Stutts [2]; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 7. 69K-Lance Dewease [7]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [8].

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer -
1. 19-Brent Marks [1][-]; 2. 88-Brandon Rahmer [2][-]; 3. 21-Brian Montieth [6][-]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri [4][-]; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer [11][$300]; 6. 87-Alan Krimes [3][$250]; 7. 39-Cory Haas [5][$225]; 8. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [8][$200]; 9. 71M-Dave Blaney [12][$200]; 10. O7-Doug Esh [13][$200]; 11. 58-Brock Zearfoss [10][$200]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$200]; 13. W20-Greg Wilson [15][$200]; 14. 75-Frankie Herr [14][$200]; 15. 12W-Troy Fraker [17][$200]; 16. 4-Paul McMahan [7][$200]; 17. 13-Clyde Knipp [16][$200].

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Brent Marks; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): TJ Stutts; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): David Gravel; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Dale Blaney; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Danny Dietrich; Super Flow ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Shane Stewart, Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, Jason Sides, Jason Johnson; Craftsman/Sears: TJ Stutts; KSE Hard Charger: Daryn Pittman; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Shane Stewart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Joey Saldana; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Kraig Kinser.

SEASON WINNERS

Donny Schatz - 9 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, LoneStar Speedway on March 3, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 10, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 18, Missouri State Fair Speedway on May 5, 81 Speedway on May 6, Eldora Speedway May 13);
David Gravel - 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 17, Placerville Speedway on March 29, Perris Auto Speedway on April 1, Gator Motorplex on April 13, Plymouth Speedway on April 28, Lincoln Speedway on May 17, Williams Grove on May 19)
Jason Johnson - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17, Devil’s Bowl on April 14)
Brad Sweet - 2 (Stockton Dirt Track on March 25, Devil’s Bowl on April 15)
Logan Schuchart - 2 (Keller Auto Speedway on March 31, Eldora Speedway on May 12)
Brian Brown – 1 (Cocopah Speedway on April 7);
Rico Abreu – 1 (Arizona Speedway on April 8)
Parker Price-Miller – 1 (Tri-State Speedway on May 14).

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Gravel Leads Flag-To-Flag for Spring Classic Win at Williams Grove
Second Straight Victory For CJB Motorsports

MECHANICSBURG, PA - May 19, 2017 - David Gravel withstood a late surge from Donny Schatz and a pair of restarts with less than five laps remaining to kickoff the weekend with a Spring Classic win at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night.

Gravel started on the pole for the 25-lap main event after winning the Craftsman Club Dash and led flag-to-flag even despite restarts with three and four laps remaining in the main event. It was the second win of the week in Central Pennsylvania for the Watertown, CT native who also won at Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday. It was also Gravel's seventh victory of the season.

"It's definitely huge to win in PA at all," Gravel said. "To win Lincoln and Williams Grove is really good. We have to enjoy this a little bit tonight, but tomorrow's a new day. We're really happy with where we're at right now and we'll keep moving forward."

After timing second quick in Flight B Qualifying and second in his heat, Gravel was scheduled to roll off eighth for the dash in his CJB Motorsports No.5, but an eight inversion draw put him on the pole and he never looked back, scoring wins in the Dash and Feature just as he did Wednesday night at Lincoln.

"I'm definitely lucky right now," Gravel concluded. "I need to play the lottery or something. It's just one of those things where when it goes your way, it goes your way. Last year, Daryn Pittman got a lot of draws that went his way and right now it's our time. It goes in phases. It's a long, long season and we'll take it when we can."

Gravel brought the field to the green flag for the main event with Brad Sweet starting on the outside of the front row aboard his Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb No.49. Gravel jumped to an early lead while fifth-starting Schatz overtook Daryn Pittman for fourth on lap two. The caution waved one lap later when Lucas Wolfe and Joey Saldana spun and stopped against the turn three wall.

An 18-lap green flag run followed allowed Gravel to extend his lead to 1.806 seconds over Sweet by lap 10. However, it withered away when Gravel caught lapped traffic at the halfway mark and Sweet began close the gap. Right behind the two leaders, Schatz worked past Greg Hodnett for the second time in the race to acquire the third spot.

With six laps remaining, Gravel struggled to find a line around the slower can of Jason Sides. That allowed Schatz to catch the two leaders and the reigning series champion took second from Sweet with four laps to go.

Two more cautions with four laps to go kept Gravel on his toes, but he rode the cushion flawlessly on the outside of the speedway, disabling any of Schatz's attempts to take the lead.

"That's just typical lapped traffic," Gravel said. "You get caught up and you have to pass some guys before the second-place guy passes you. I got by Sides and I actually thought I was pretty good. I probably didn't want a yellow. After I got past Sides, I thought I would be able to work the lapped cars pretty good and then the yellow came out. I got a good restart and then the yellow came out again. I didn't want that second yellow, but it worked out and we held on."

Schatz felt that if the yellow flag had not waved with four laps to go, he would have had a chance to catch and pass Gravel for the $8,000 payday.

"Everything we run is longer races so you have to be prepared for the end," Schatz said, explaining his surge over the final 10 laps." That's what you shoot for - trying to be good at the end of the race and we were definitely good at the end of the race. We just didn't need to see that yellow (with four laps to go). When you get traffic, you force (the leader) to move out of their line and that's what we needed. When the yellow came out, I knew it was going to take a miracle."

The miracle didn't happen for Schatz as Gravel executed flawlessly on the pair of single-file restarts by running the fast top lane and by taking away Schatz's preferred corner entry.

For Freddie Rahmer, the third-place finish was worth celebrating. Rahmer was the top finishing Pennsylvania Posse member ahead of Hodnett, who finished fifth. He felt he may have had something for Schatz if he could have changed one of his last-race restarts.

"I couldn't do anything in (turns) three and four because Donny was where my car was the best," Rahmer said. "Just the way it played out, we ran third. I think we're fast enough to win, we just need a different scenario."

Joey Saldana was the night's overall fast qualifier with a lap of 16.639 seconds. He also picked up a heat race win along with Rahmer, Schatz and Pittman. Logan Schuchart earned the KSE Hard Charger award for advancing from 18th to 11th.

The Outlaws remain at Williams Grove for Saturday's Morgan Cup. Drivers are expecting significantly different track conditions with an expected temperature drop to the mid-60s on Saturday from the high-80s on Friday.

"The track was really heavy for how warm it was," Gravel said. "We'll see. Tomorrow's going to be cooler, but the track might be slick or it might be even heavier than tonight."

Saturday's Morgan Cup at Williams Grove will once again be available via live pay-per-view on DIRTvision.

Williams Grove Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: David Gravel started on the pole after winning the Craftsman Club Dash and led all 25 laps of the Spring Classic Feature at Williams Grove Speedway to earn his second win of the week in Central Pennsylvania and seventh of the season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series. Gravel withstood a late surge from Donny Schatz and a pair of restarts with less than five laps to go to secure the victory.

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Williams Grove Speedway, PA; May 19, 2017

Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 5-David Gravel [1][$8,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$4,000]; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer [7][$2,500]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$2,200]; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett [3][$2,100]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [4][$2,000]; 7. 21-Brian Montieth [13][$1,800]; 8. 69K-Lance Dewease [12][$1,600]; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [6][$1,500]; 10. 19-Brent Marks [11][$1,300]; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart [18][$1,200]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15][$1,100]; 13. 2-Shane Stewart [17][$1,000]; 14. 41-Jason Johnson [14][$700]; 15. 4-Paul McMahan [20][$600]; 16. 1-Dale Blaney [16][$600]; 17. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [19][$600]; 18. 11-T.J. Stutts [22][$600]; 19. 48-Danny Dietrich [10][$600]; 20. 44-Trey Starks [21][$600]; 21. 7S-Jason Sides [24][$600]; 22. 24-Lucas Wolfe [9][$600]; 23. 71M-Dave Blaney [23][$600]; 24. 17-Joey Saldana [8][$600]

Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-25

KSE Hard Charger Award: Logan Schuchart +7 (18th to 11th)

Qualifying Flight-A - 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.818; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.823; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.84; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.856; 5. 2-Shane Stewart, 16.861; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.872; 7. 44-Trey Starks, 16.93; 8. 19-Brent Marks, 16.932; 9. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.96; 10. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 16.977; 11. 21-Brian Montieth, 17.031; 12. 71M-Dave Blaney, 17.117; 13. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 17.177; 14. 16C-Matt Campbell, 17.194; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen, 17.223; 16. 20-Ryan Taylor, 17.261; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.271; 18. 75-Frankie Herr, 17.289; 19. 13-Clyde Knipp, 17.451; 20. 35-Daryl Stimeling, 17.458; 21. 12W-Troy Fraker, 18.182.

Qualifying Flight-B - 1. 17-Joey Saldana, 16.639; 2. 5-David Gravel, 16.692; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.757; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.841; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.863; 6. 1-Dale Blaney, 16.875; 7. 41-Jason Johnson, 16.876; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.901; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.923; 10. 11-T.J. Stutts, 16.928; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.954; 12. 39-Cory Haas, 16.995; 13. 25-Aaron Ott, 17.001; 14. 4-Paul McMahan, 17.06; 15. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 17.073; 16. 58-Brock Zearfoss, 17.112; 17. 87-Alan Krimes, 17.259; 18. O7-Doug Esh, 17.259; 19. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.272; 20. 44W-Rodney Westhafer, 17.585.

Heat #1 – Flight A (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer [1]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 4. 21-Brian Montieth [6]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer [7]; 7. 44-Trey Starks [4]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 10. 12W-Troy Fraker [11]; 11. 13-Clyde Knipp [10].

Heat #2 – Flight A (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [4]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 5. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [5]; 6. 71M-Dave Blaney [6]; 7. 20-Ryan Taylor [8]; 8. 16C-Matt Campbell [7]; 9. 75-Frankie Herr [9]; 10. 35-Daryl Stimeling [10]

Heat #3 – Flight B (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 17-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [4]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 7. 87-Alan Krimes [9]; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri [10]; 9. 49X-Tim Shaffer [8].

Heat #4 – Flight B (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 2. 5-David Gravel [1]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [2]; 4. 1-Dale Blaney [3]; 5. 4-Paul McMahan [7]; 6. 11-T.J. Stutts [5]; 7. O7-Doug Esh [9]; 8. 58-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 9. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [10]; 10. 39-Cory Haas [6].

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps) - 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer [8]; 8. 17-Joey Saldana [7].

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer - 1. 44-Trey Starks [1][-]; 2. 11-T.J. Stutts [2][-]; 3. 71M-Dave Blaney [3][-]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [4][-]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [8][$300]; 6. 39-Cory Haas [6][$250]; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer [5][$225]; 8. 20-Ryan Taylor [11][$200]; 9. 16C-Matt Campbell [7][$200]; 10. O7-Doug Esh [12][$200]; 11. 58-Brock Zearfoss [10][$200]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$200]; 13. W20-Greg Wilson [13][$200]; 14. 39M-Anthony Macri [14][$200].

C-Feature (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer - 1. W20-Greg Wilson [1][-]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri [2][-]; 3. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [4][$150]; 4. 75-Frankie Herr [3][$150]; 5. 35-Daryl Stimeling [6][$150]; 6. 12W-Troy Fraker [7][$125]; 7. 13-Clyde Knipp [5][$125]; 8. 25-Aaron Ott [8][$125]; 9. 87-Alan Krimes [9][$125].

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Joey Saldana; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): David Gravel; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Sheldon Haudenschild; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Sheldon Haudenschild; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Brent Marks; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): David Gravel, Brad Sweet, Daryn Pittman, Sheldon Haudenschild, Joey Saldana; Craftsman/Sears: Greg Hodnett; KSE Hard Charger: Logan Schuchart; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): David Gravel; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Sides; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Joey Saldana.

SEASON WINNERS

Donny Schatz - 9 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, LoneStar Speedway on March 3, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 10, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 18, Missouri State Fair Speedway on May 5, 81 Speedway on May 6, Eldora Speedway May 13);
David Gravel - 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 17, Placerville Speedway on March 29, Perris Auto Speedway on April 1, Gator Motorplex on April 13, Plymouth Speedway on April 28, Lincoln Speedway on May 17, Williams Grove on May 19)
Jason Johnson - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17, Devil’s Bowl on April 14)
Brad Sweet - 2 (Stockton Dirt Track on March 25, Devil’s Bowl on April 15)
Logan Schuchart - 2 (Keller Auto Speedway on March 31, Eldora Speedway on May 12)
Brian Brown – 1 (Cocopah Speedway on April 7);
Rico Abreu – 1 (Arizona Speedway on April 8)
Parker Price-Miller – 1 (Tri-State Speedway on May 14).

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Lance Dewease outduels Freddie Rahmer for Hinnershitz Memorial title at Williams Grove Speedway

MECHANICSBURG, PA (April 28, 2017) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions launched their first Central Pennsylvania swing of the 2017 season in fantastic fashion on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, putting on a show for “Pennsylvania Posse” fans in the form of a Lance Dewease and Freddie Rahmer duel for the 2017 Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial worth $5,000.

Despite periods of pressure from Rahmer, as well as a near-disastrous run-in with traffic, Dewease, pilot of the Don Kreitz-owned/Schannauer Plumbing & Heating/RVWorkshop.com/No. 69K, held on to claim the 30-lap program; his sixth Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory at Williams Grove Speedway and the 32nd Series win of his storied career. Freddie Rahmer crossed under the final checkers second in the running order, followed by Tim Shaffer, Aaron Ott and Danny Dietrich.

“We are really happy with this,” Lance Dewease explained in victory lane. “Davey [Brown] and Don [Kreitz] work really hard every week. They worked all winter to try and get us to qualify a little bit better. This car is a little different than what we had last year, so it has a little bit of a different feel. This is only our third race of the year. We’re not where we need to be yet, but we are getting close.”

Lance Dewease started fourth on the main event grid, driving to second by the completion of lap one, eventually making his first bid for the top spot on lap five. The Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, native took command officially on lap six, driving by the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer with a move on the bottom of the speedway.

Despite Dewease’s initial ability to drive away from the rest of the field, Freddie Rahmer, who followed Lance Dewease around Tim Shaffer to take the runner-up position on lap 10, never lost sight of the familiar No. 69K. The pair were only separated by .6 seconds when the first and only caution appeared on lap 17.

Green flag conditions soon resumed with Dewease extending a slight advantage once again, stretching to a near-two second lead even after catching the back of the running order. Using traffic to his advantage, Freddie Rahmer was able to shrink Dewease’s command to less than a second, ultimately driving to the back bumper of the No. 69K by lap 28.

With traffic an obvious obstacle for Dewease when entering turn one on the final circuit, Rahmer attempted to drive around the Central Pennsylvania veteran, as well as the lapped car of Anthony Macri. All three nearly made contact, with Dewease barely sneaking beyond Macri on the bottom of the speedway. Dewease’s bold move sealed the deal, driving on to score his first Arctic Cat All Star victory of the 2017 season by .814 seconds.

“Freddie [Rahmer] hauled it in there pretty hard like he’s supposed to,” Dewease explained. “He’s not here to run second. Macri slipped up just a little and I was able to jam it in there. Fortunately, I was able to get by. That allowed us to hold off Freddie for the last lap. He’s been good all night. He’s turning into a pretty good racer.”

“This is their race track, for sure,” Freddie Rahmer said about Lance Dewease and his team. “I was just trying to go where Lance wasn’t. I think if he wouldn’t have snuck by Macri, we may have had enough to beat him. We were right there with him, so I’m pretty happy about that.”

Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their first Central Pennsylvania swing of 2017 with a trip to the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” on Saturday evening, April 29. Honoring the facility’s all-time winningest competitor, the Keith Kauffman Classic will feature a complete Arctic Cat All Star program, going 30 laps in distance and awarding a $5,000 top prize. Dale Blaney is the defending Keith Kauffman Classic winner, holding off eventual Arctic Cat All Star champion Chad Kemenah and Greg Hodnett for the four-figure payday.

The season’s first Arctic Cat All Star swing through Central Pennsylvania will come to a close on Sunday evening, April 30, with the Roy Morral Tribute at Bedford Speedway in Bedford.

For those who can not attend Port Royal Speedway, fans are invited to tune-in at www.speedshifttv.com. A live pay-per-view broadcast featuring the entire Keith Kauffman Classic program will be available for purchase.

Port Royal Speedway will open pit gates at 2:00pm on Saturday, April 29. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30pm, followed by hot laps at 6:10. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Port Royal Speedway live on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Williams Grove Speedway - Friday, April 28, 2017:
Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 45
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Lance Dewease - 16.354 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 16.692 seconds (3rd Quick)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Freddie Rahmer
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brian Montieth
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Lucas Wolfe
Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Tony Stewart
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Rodney Westhafer
JE Pistons Dash #1: Tim Shaffer
Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Freddie Rahmer
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Steve Buckwalter
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer (3rd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Matt Campbell (+4)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Danny Dietrich
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Tony Stewart
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong (16th)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying -
Group (A)
1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.446; 2. 51R-Freddie Rahmer, 16.681; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 16.692; 4. 94-Ryan Smith, 16.819; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.859; 6. O7-Doug Esh, 16.896; 7. 38-Steve Buckwalter, 16.958; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.081; 9. 98-Carl Bowser, 17.083; 10. 8M-TJ Michael, 17.15; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 17.261; 12. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 17.424

Group (B)
1. 11-TJ Stutts, 16.866; 2. 25-Aaron Ott, 16.887; 3. 1W-Eric Tomecek, 16.984; 4. 21-Brian Montieth, 17.097; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 17.162; 6. 17-Caleb Helms, 17.167; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison, 17.272; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 17.506; 9. 9-Ryan Linder, 17.859; 10. 13-Brandon Matus, 17.956; 11. 33-Brent Matus, 18.487

Group (C)
1. 44S-Trey Starks, 16.757; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.93; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 16.967; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.993; 5. M1-Mark Smith, 17.261; 6. 47K-Kody Lehman, 17.332; 7. 87-Alan Krimes, 17.359; 8. 75-Frankie Herr, 17.413; 9. 44W-Rodney Westhafer, 17.521; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard, 17.746; 11. 12w-Troy Fraker, 18.125

Group (D)
1. 1Z-Dale Blaney, 16.955; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.971; 3. 39-Cory Haas, 17.029; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, 17.105; 5. OO-Dane Lorenc, 17.282; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 17.313; 7. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.313; 8. 16-Matt Campbell, 17.362; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell, 17.861; 10. 51-John Garvin, 18.115; 11. C4-Jim Shuster, 18.117

Heat #1 - (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 4. 94-Ryan Smith [1]; 5. O7-Doug Esh [6]; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett [5]; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 8. 38-Steve Buckwalter [7]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [10]; 10. 98-Carl Bowser [9]; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison [11]; 12. 33M-Max Stambaugh [12]

Heat #2 - (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 21-Brian Montieth [1]; 2. 25-Aaron Ott [3]; 3. 11-TJ Stutts [4]; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer [5]; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison [7]; 6. 17-Caleb Helms [6]; 7. 13-Brandon Matus [10]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [11]; 9. 1W-Eric Tomecek [2]; 10. 9-Ryan Linder [9]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]

Heat #3 - (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 24-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 4. 44S-Trey Starks [4]; 5. M1-Mark Smith [5]; 6. 87-Alan Krimes [7]; 7. 47K-Kody Lehman [6]; 8. 75-Frankie Herr [8]; 9. 12W-Troy Fraker [11]; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard [10]; 11. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [9]

Heat #4 - (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 39-Cory Haas [2]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 1Z-Dale Blaney [4]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 7. 16-Matt Campbell [8]; 8. 51-John Garvin [10]; 9. C4-Jim Shuster [11]; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell [9]; 11. OO-Dane Lorenc [5]

Dash #1 - (4 Laps)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 25-Aaron Ott [2]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 4. 21-Brian Montieth [4]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]

Dash #2 - (4 Laps)
1. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [3]; 3. 44S-Trey Starks [1]; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 5. 39-Cory Haas [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [2]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 3. 13-Brandon Matus [6]; 4. 9C-Roger Campbell [5]; 5. C4-Jim Shuster [8]; 6. 51-John Garvin [7]; 7. 12W-Troy Fraker [9]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [10]; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard [3]; 10. 9-Ryan Linder [4]; 11. 1W-Eric Tomecek [11]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 38-Steve Buckwalter [2]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [1]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 4. 87-Alan Krimes [11]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [6]; 6. 98-Carl Bowser [4]; 7. 47K-Kody Lehman [10]; 8. 16-Matt Campbell [12]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [5]; 10. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 11. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [15]; 12. 75-Frankie Herr [13]; 13. 1080-Jordan Mackison [7]; 14. 22-Brandon Spithaler [16]; 15. OO-Dane Lorenc [8]; 16. 33M-Max Stambaugh [14]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 2. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 4. 25-Aaron Ott [3]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 6. 44S-Trey Starks [6]; 7. 21-Brian Montieth [7]; 8. 24-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 9. 11-TJ Stutts [11]; 10. 14-Tony Stewart [9]; 11. 39-Cory Haas [10]; 12. 94-Ryan Smith [14]; 13. 1Z-Dale Blaney [15]; 14. O7-Doug Esh [17]; 15. 88-Brandon Rahmer [16]; 16. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [12]; 17. 10H-Chad Kemenah [13]; 18. M1-Mark Smith [18]; 19. 87-Alan Krimes [24]; 20. 27-Greg Hodnett [22]; 21. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [23]; 22. 39M-Anthony Macri [20]; 23. 16-Matt Campbell [27]; 24. 8M-TJ Michael [25]; 25. 17-Caleb Helms [26]; 26. 38-Steve Buckwalter [21]; 27. 95-Hunter Mackison [19] Lap Leaders: Tim Shaffer [1-5]; Lance Dewease [6-30]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (April 28, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah: 1230
2. Caleb Armstrong: 1148
3. Caleb Helms: 1074
4. Ryan Smith: 1036
5. Tim Shaffer: 986
6. T.J. Michael: 936
7. Max Stambaugh: 924
8. Brandon Matus: 866
9. Danny Dietrich: 842
10. Brent Matus: 834

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat 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. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. 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.

About Arctic Cat:
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

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USAC EASTERN STORM

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MARCH 19, 2017
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

‘DOUBLE-D’ DANNY DIETRICH ENTERS USAC NON-WING EASTERN STORM, SERIES OPENS AT GRANDVIEW ON TUESDAY, JUNE 13

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (MARCH 19, 2017) – 410 Sprint Car ace, Danny Dietrich has thrown his name into the hat of local competitors that will ‘Chase the Storm’ when the USAC National Wingless Sprint Car Championship Eastern Storm rolls into town for a week of ultra-exciting racing action, beginning on Tuesday, June 13 at Grandview Speedway.

Dietrich will strap into the Tom Buch-owned/APEX/DKW Transport No. 13 machine for action at Grandview Speedway (June 13), Lincoln Speedway (June 14), Williams Grove Speedway (June 15), and Port Royal Speedway (June 17) before the team heads west to compete with the All-Star Circuit of Champions at Waynesfield Raceway (June 18).

“Tom has given me a great opportunity to run these wingless races and I’m looking forward to going out and trying something different,” Dietrich explained. “It’s going to be tough because we’re out of our element, but I think I can adapt and I believe we have a chance of winning at any of these tracks.”

‘Double-D’ certainly isn’t a stranger to victory lane in Central Pennsylvania, having claimed winged 410 victories at Lincoln, Williams Grove, and Port Royal Speedway in the 2016 season – including the $25,000 Williams Grove National Open victory against the World of Outlaws. Dietrich first found victory lane at the Berks County Grandview Speedway in the inaugural Thunder Cup event in 2015.

But all bets are off with this being Dietrich’s first foray into wingless Sprint Car racing.

“With a wing on we’re used to running really hard on entry,” the 28-year-old racer explained. “I think there’s going to be a learning curve, but this is going to make me a more versatile racer.”

“Danny Dietrich is one of the sport’s most popular racers on and off the race track,” Bob Miller co-promoter of the USAC events at Grandview Speedway and Lincoln Speedway stated. “Having someone of his caliber compete against the USAC drivers adds another layer to the excitement of the Eastern Storm.”

The leanest and meanest racers from USAC’s AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series – the nation’s largest group of non-wing open-wheel racers – make their annual stop on the east coast for a five-race series touring through Central Pennsylvania.

The 11th year of the ‘Eastern Storm’ kicks off on Tuesday, June 13 at Grandview Speedway; followed by Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, June 14; Williams Grove Speedway on Thursday, June 15; Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 17; and rounding out the series on Sunday, June 18 at Susquehanna Speedway.

2017 USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES EASTERN STORM

DATE: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
TRACK: Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania) - 1/3-mile, dirt oval
NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series
Jesse Hockett Classic for USAC NON-WING Sprints & 358 NASCAR Modifieds
TRACK ADDRESS: 43 Passmore Rd, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
TRACK PHONE: (610) 754-7688
TRACK WEBSITE: www.grandviewspeedway.com/
SERIES WEBSITE: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

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DATE: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
TRACK: Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, Pennsylvania) - 3/8-mile, dirt oval
USAC NON-WING Sprints & 358 Sprints
TRACK ADDRESS: 800 Racetrack Rd, Abbottstown, PA 17301
TRACK PHONE: (717) 624-2755
TRACK WEBSITE: www.lincolnspeedway.com/
SERIES WEBSITE: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

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DATE: Thursday, June 15, 2017
TRACK: Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania) – ½-mile, dirt oval
TRACK ADDRESS: 1 Speedway Dr., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
TRACK PHONE: (717) 697-5000
TRACK WEBSITE: www.williamsgrove.com/

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DATE: Saturday, June 17, 2017
TRACK: Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pennsylvania) - 1/2-mile, dirt oval
TRACK ADDRESS: 302 6th St, Port Royal, PA 17082
TRACK PHONE: (717) 527-2303
TRACK WEBSITE: portroyalspeedway.com/

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DATE: Sunday, June 18, 2017
TRACK: Susquehanna Speedway (York Haven, Pennsylvania) – 4/10-mile, dirt oval
TRACK ADDRESS: 690 York Rd, York Haven, PA 17370
TRACK PHONE: (717) 938-9170
TRACK WEBSITE: www.susquehannaspeedway.net/

World of Outlaws


Contact: Brendan Capria
World of Outlaws PR
704-425-5368 | bcapria@dirtcar.com

Dietrich with Dream Win at Williams Grove Saldana one position shy of milestone

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - Oct. 14, 2016 - A late push to the top Friday night ended in a victory lane celebration on the front stretch for Danny Dietrich, who won the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway. The Gettysburg, Pa. driver hoisted the $25,000 check in the air in front of a local crowd.

"This is pretty incredible," Dietrich said. "This may have been one of the toughest races I've ever ran. They were setting a heck of a pace. It was no easy win. Props to those guys for racing me clean. I hope the fans got their money's worth. These are the toughest guys to race against - ever. This is the National Open and people dream about winning this. But, dreams do come true."

Dietrich, who finished on the podium in the series' previous show at Fulton Speedway (N.Y.), finished mid-pack in qualifying earlier in the night's program. Tim Wagaman recorded the fastest lap time at Williams Grove all season with a 16.314 in qualifying. Logan Schuchart, who set the track record at Fulton, was two-thousandths of a second slower than Wagaman in the following group.

It was Dietrich's second place finish in the third heat that gave him a favorable starting spot for the feature. Dietrich finished sixth in the Craftsman Club® Dash and started in the spot for the 40-lap A-Main. However, he was not an outsider looking into the top five for long. When the green flag waved the 26-car field into the feature, Dietrich's No. 48 car sprang into action.

In the opening lap, second place starter Brad Sweet moved to the inside of the half-mile oval; Dietrich followed suit, eventually challenging seven-time Series Champion Donny Schatz for fourth position in turn three of the second lap. Platinum driver David Gravel, who beat Dietrich in the heat race, was also in the mix.

Entering lapped traffic by the sixth lap, Gravel swapped third position with Schatz while Sweet briefly overtook pole-sitter Joey Saldana for first. Both Saldana and Schatz avenged their battles, and Schatz moved by Sweet with 21 laps remaining. On lap 23, Dietrich knocked Sweet's No. 49 car out of his podium position before the feature's first caution.

"We had the speed," Sweet said. "You just need to get the track position. Things went right for us there. We were off the front row. I'm a little disappointed because I thought we had a car capable of winning the race. I felt like the driver gave it away a little there."

The field endured an open red that allowed teams to refuel their winged-sprints. On the restart, Dietrich powered through Schatz into second position before the race's second caution on lap 24. Including another yellow flag on lap 26, Saldana strung together a series of strong restarts to retain first position. Even so, Dietrich gained on Saldana with each lap. Dietrich consistently cut the corner in turn three, shaving seconds off Saldana's half-second lead. Dietrich momentarily passed Saldana until the fourth caution on lap 27.

"These guys are really good out here when you come here to race," Saldana said. "[Dietrich] snickered me on that restart there, and I just got lucky. We did have a good car. You have to come out here and perform."

One more near-perfect restart from Saldana kept his No. 83 car in front of the field; however, Dietrich resumed his strategy by sticking to the inside groove. On lap 34, Dietrich was able to get under Saldana exiting turn four for the lead. Saldana fought back. In a back-and-forth, Saldana was back out front.

"I kept working the bottom there," Dietrich said. "I really wasn't good anywhere but the bottom, so I just kept working it. I felt I could keep-up better down there than running on the top. I was a little too loose to be running around the top. I just couldn't get to the exit with speed like I needed to. If you told me by lap 10 I'd be standing up here [in victory lane], I would've laughed."

In the final laps, Saldana moved to the bottom of the track to block a hard-charging Dietrich. With four laps remaining, Dietrich overpowered Saldana for the lead. Dietrich ultimately won the battle, while Saldana and Sweet rounded-out the podium. In victory lane - removing the storied Outlaws-PA Posse rivalry from the picture in that moment - the three joked and laughed. Surrounded by a packed front stretch, the crowd applauded the three for another instant-classic to be added into the event's 54-year history.

Saldana, who won the dash and led the field into the green flag, was in position to win his 100th series race of his career. He was in contention to join Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Donny Schatz, Mark Kinser and Doug Wolfgang as the only series drivers to record 100-plus series wins.

"That's something I want to accomplish before I'm done is to get at least 100 [wins]," said Saldana, who was not even thinking about his milestone during the race. "We were close tonight, just couldn't get it done."

Williams Grove Speedway Notebook
RACE NOTES:Danny Dietrich used the bottom of William Grove Speedway's half-mile oval to his advantage Friday night, capturing the 54th Annual Champion Racing Oil National Open. After battling pole-sitter Joey Saldana for much of the second half, Dietrich made a late push in the race's closing laps to seal the deal.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Paul McMahan; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Danny Dietrich; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Dale Blaney; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Super Flow ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Jason Sides; Craftsman/Sears: Dave Blaney; KSE Hard Charger: Doug Esh; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Danny Dietrich; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Johnson; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Paul McMahan

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 24 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16, Ohsweken Speedway on July 26, Junction Motor Speedway on August 16, Angell Park Speedway on August 21, River Cities Speedway on August 26, Nodak Speedway on August 28, Willamette Speedway on September 7, Clay County Fair Speedway on September 16, Lernerville Speedway on September 24, Fulton Speedway on October 8); David Gravel - 9 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19, Wilmot Raceway on July 30, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 5, Skagit Speedway on Sept 2 and 3); Shane Stewart - 8 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 9; Hartford Speedway on September 22; Eldora Speedway on September 24); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Joey Saldana - 5 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22, U.S. 36 Raceway on September 17); Jason Johnson - 3 (Placerville Speedway on March 24, Knoxville Nationals on August 13, El Paso County Raceway on September 14); Lance Dewease - 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Rico Abreu - 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 6, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 10); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27); Danny Dietrich - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on October 14)

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Williams Grove Speedway, Pa.; Oct. 14, 2016

Feature - (40 Laps) -1. 48-Danny Dietrich [6] [$25,000]; 2. 83-Joey Saldana [1] [$12,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [2] [$6,000]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [4] [$5,250]; 5. 5-David Gravel [3] [$4,500]; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett [11] [$4,000]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [14][$3,500]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10] [$3,000]; 9. 69K-Lance Dewease [7] [$2,750]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [8] [$2,500]; 11. 1B-Dale Blaney [16] [$2,300]; 12. 21-Brian Brown [12] [$2,250]; 13. 51-Freddie Rahmer [17] [$2,000]; 14. 51S-Stevie Smith [22] [$1,600]; 15. O7-Doug Esh [23] [$1,500]; 16. 41-Jason Johnson [24] [$1,300]; 17. 17W-Kerry Madsen [13] [$1,250]; 18. 2-Shane Stewart [19] [$1,050]; 19. 1-Lucas Wolfe [15] [$1,050]; 20. 1T-Tim Wagaman [9] [$1,050]; 21. 88-T.J. Stutts [21] [$1,000]; 22. 71M-Dave Blaney [5] [$1,000]; 23. 21P-Brian Montieth [25] [$]; 24. 70-Danny Holtgraver [20] [$1,000]; 25. 7-Paul McMahan [18] [$1,000]; 26. 11C-Cory Haas [26] [$]Lap Leaders:Joey Saldana 1-14, 16-38; Brad Sweet 15, Danny Dietrich 39-40 KSE Hard Charger Award:51S-Stevie Smith[+8]

Qualifying -1. 1T-Tim Wagaman, 16.314; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.348; 3. 71M-Dave Blaney, 16.413; 4. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.438; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.463; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.468; 7. 17W-Kerry Madsen, 16.483; 8. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 16.499; 9. 88-T.J. Stutts, 16.536; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.537; 11. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.538; 12. 2-Shane Stewart, 16.548; 13. 19-Paige Polyak, 16.596; 14. 25-Aaron Ott, 16.714; 15. M1-Mark Smith, 16.721; 16. 11C-Cory Haas, 16.737; 17. 5G-Chase Dietz, 16.802; 18. 13X-Tim Shaffer, 16.891; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.935; 20. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 16.975; 21. 1X-Chad Trout, 16.991; 22. 71A-R.J. Johnson, 17.244; 23. 13-Clyde Knipp, 17.252; 24. 87-Alan Krimes, 17.777; 25. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.316; 26. 83-Joey Saldana, 16.408; 27. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.485; 28. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.502; 29. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.515; 30. 21-Brian Brown, 16.517; 31. 5-David Gravel, 16.533; 32. 70-Danny Holtgraver, 16.574; 33. 51S-Stevie Smith, 16.586; 34. 1B-Dale Blaney, 16.652; 35. 7-Paul McMahan, 16.688; 36. 17BX-Steve Buckwalter, 16.702; 37. O7-Doug Esh, 16.779; 38. 41-Jason Johnson, 16.821; 39. 17B-Bill Balog, 16.862; 40. 21P-Brian Montieth, 16.890; 41. 19M-Brent Marks, 16.921; 42. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.928; 43. 94-Ryan Smith, 16.969; 44. 44W-Rodney Westhafer, 17.003; 45. 7W-Logan Wagner, 17.009; 46. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.067; 47. 49X-Craig Dollansky, 17.745; 48. 12W-Troy Fraker, 17.847

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) -1. 71M-Dave Blaney [2] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3] ; 3. 1T-Tim Wagaman [1] ; 4. 17W-Kerry Madsen [4] ; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer [6] ; 6. 88-T.J. Stutts [5] ; 7. M1-Mark Smith [8] ; 8. 13X-Tim Shaffer [10] ; 9. 19-Paige Polyak [7] ; 10. 69-Tim Glatfelter [11] ; 11. 71A-R.J. Johnson [12] ; 12. 87-Alan Krimes [9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) -1. 49-Brad Sweet [1] ; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [2] ; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [3] ; 4. 1-Lucas Wolfe [4] ; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [6] ; 6. 25-Aaron Ott [7] ; 7. 5G-Chase Dietz [9] ; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [10] ; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [5] ; 10. 13-Clyde Knipp [12] ; 11. 1X-Chad Trout [11] ; 12. 11C-Cory Haas [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)- 1. 5-David Gravel [4] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [2] ; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1] ; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [3] ; 5. 7-Paul McMahan [6] ; 6. 51S-Stevie Smith [5] ; 7. 19M-Brent Marks [9] ; 8. 94-Ryan Smith [10] ; 9. 17B-Bill Balog [8] ; 10. O7-Doug Esh [7] ; 11. 7W-Logan Wagner [11] ; 12. 49X-Craig Dollansky [12]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) -1. 83-Joey Saldana [1] ; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [2] ; 3. 21-Brian Brown [3] ; 4. 1B-Dale Blaney [5] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver [4] ; 6. 21P-Brian Montieth [8] ; 7. 41-Jason Johnson [7] ; 8. 17BX-Steve Buckwalter [6] ; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [9] ; 10. 12W-Troy Fraker [12] ; 11. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [10] ; 12. 75-Nicole Bower [11]

Craftsman Club®Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) -1. 83-Joey Saldana [4] ; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3] ; 3. 5-David Gravel [2] ; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [5] ; 5. 71M-Dave Blaney [1] ; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [6] ; 7. 69K-Lance Dewease [8] ; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [7]

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature)- 1. 13X-Tim Shaffer [1] [-]; 2. 94-Ryan Smith [4] [-]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2] [$150]; 4. 7W-Logan Wagner [8] [$150]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [3] [$150]; 6. 1X-Chad Trout [7] [$125]; 7. 71A-R.J. Johnson [9] [$125]; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [11] [$125]; 9. 12W-Troy Fraker [14] [$125]; 10. 49X-Craig Dollansky [12] [$125]; 11. 69-Tim Glatfelter [5] [$125]; 12. 75-Nicole Bower [10] [$125]; 13. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [6] [$125]; 14. 87-Alan Krimes [13] [$125]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) -1. 88-T.J. Stutts [1] [-]; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith [2] [-]; 3. O7-Doug Esh [6] [-]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [8] [-]; 5. 17BX-Steve Buckwalter [4] [$300]; 6. 11C-Cory Haas [11] [$250]; 7. 19M-Brent Marks [14] [$225]; 8. 21P-Brian Montieth [12] [$200]; 9. 5G-Chase Dietz [13] [$200]; 10. M1-Mark Smith [9] [$200]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [3] [$200]; 12. 94-Ryan Smith [16] [$200]; 13. 17B-Bill Balog [10] [$200]; 14. 19-Paige Polyak [5] [$200]; 15. 25-Aaron Ott [7] [$200]; 16. 13X-Tim Shaffer [15] [$200]

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Brian Montieth Uses Last Lap Pass to Take Down Lance Dewease during All Star Visit to Williams Grove Speedway, Four-Race Swing Continues Saturday at the "Fabulous" Lincoln Speedway

MECHANICSBURG, PA (August 19, 2016) - After what seemed to be a lock for Lance Dewease at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, taking command during mid-point of the Jack Gunn Memorial main event before charging ahead to a two second advantage, “The Edge” Brian Montieth used his familiar top line of the speedway to track down Dewease during the closing laps, charging under the familiar Donnie Kreitz-owned, No. 69K on the final circuit. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory was the fourth of Montieth’s career, earning $5,000 for his efforts during the non-stop 30-lapper, as well as a first-ever Jack Gunn Memorial trophy. Lance Dewease held on to finish second, followed by Tim Shaffer, Stevie Smith, and Greg Hodnett.

“I was just trying to save fuel,” said Brian Montieth in victory lane. “Once he got by me early in the race, my mentality changed to ‘hero or zero.’ Those last three or four laps, I really pushed myself. That’s what you have to do against those guys. Donnie and Lance; those guys are just so consistent during the entire race. If it wasn’t for the curb, I don’t think I would have caught them. To be here in victory lane, with the season those guys are having, feels great. We are thrilled to be here.”

Brian Montieth and Lance Dewease led the 26 feature starters to green on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. Montieth jumped to the early advantage, leading Lance Dewease and Tim Shaffer under the flagstand and the completion of lap one. Monteith quickly stretched his advantage, increasing his command by 1.2 seconds just before reaching traffic for the first time on lap seven.

As traffic increased, Montieth’s advantage decreased, eventually tracked down and passed by Lance Dewease at the exit of turn two on the 13th circuit. Despite Dewease extending his lead to nearly two seconds during the next 12 circuits, Montieth kept pace and relied on the topside, using the Williams Grove Speedway curb to reel in the nine-time Central Pennsylvania winner in 2016. “The Edge” drove to the tail-tank of Dewease at the white flag, setting up a slide job between turn one and turn two. The slide job attempt would stick, allowing the Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, native to drive off to score his first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the season.

“We were just kind of hanging on there at the end,” Lance Dewease said. “We weren’t very good down the straightaways. I made a mistake there in three and four with two laps to go that kinda hurt us a little bit. I heard Brian (Montieth) behind me at the flagstand coming to the white. I was hoping to drive back underneath him, but I just wasn’t good enough to do that. Congrats to those guys. They deserved this one. We’ve been having a great year so we won’t let this get to us.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their four-day trek through the heart of Central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York with a Saturday night, August 20, visit to the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Similar to the last two evenings, the Arctic Cat All Star visit to Lincoln Speedway will be a first and only for the series in 2016; the 33rd Lincoln Speedway appearance in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions history. “The Edge” Brian Montieth is the defending Arctic Cat All Star winner in the Pigeon Hills, securing top honors on June 13, 2015.

Lincoln Speedway will open pit gates at 5:00 pm on Saturday, August 20, followed by the Arctic Cat All Star drivers meeting at 6:30 and hot laps at 7:10. More news and updates can be found on the Web at www.lincolnspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Williams Grove Speedway - Friday August 19, 2016:
Event: 34th Annual Jack Gunn Memorial
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 36 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dale Blaney - 16.839 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 16.773 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Tim Wagaman
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Stevie Smith
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Cory Haas
Hoosier Tire Heat #4: Danny Holtgraver
JE Pistons Dash: Brian Montieth
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer (3rd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Sheldon Haudenschild (+8)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Greg Hodnett
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Sheldon Haudenschild (11th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Danny Holtgraver
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

1.13-Tim Shaffer, 16.748; 2.69K-Lance Dewease, 16.905; 3.27-Greg Hodnett, 16.961; 4.10H-Chad Kemenah, 17.005; 5.1-Dale Blaney, 17.025; 6.51S-Stevie Smith, 17.062; 7.48-Danny Dietrich, 17.065; 8.O7-Doug Esh, 17.086; 9.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 17.098; 10.21M-Brian Montieth, 17.131; 11.1*-Tim Wagaman, 17.134; 12.51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.184; 13.87-Alan Krimes, 17.209; 14.44-Rodney Westhafer, 17.213; 15.3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.215; 16.94-Ryan Smith, 17.250; 17.70-Danny Holtgraver, 17.252; 18.19m-Brent Marks, 17.261; 19.25-Aaron Ott, 17.268; 20.5-Chase Dietz, 17.315; 21.21-Cap Henry, 17.363; 22.0-Rick Lafferty, 17.397; 23.11c-Cory Haas, 17.433; 24.57X-Andrew Palker, 17.478; 25.11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.481; 26.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.498; 27.52-Austin Hogue, 17.513; 28.81-Lee Jacobs, 17.537; 29.40-Caleb Helms, 17.543; 30.75-Nicole Bower, 17.609; 31.60-Kory Crabtree, 17.635; 32.35-Daryl Stimeling, 17.927; 33.49H-Bradley Howard, 18.069; 34.83-Cody Fairchok, 18.243; 35.12w-Troy Fraker, 18.676; 36.8M-TJ Michael, 99.990;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 1*-Tim Wagaman[1] ; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease[3] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 4. 13-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[6] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] ; 7. 21-Cap Henry[7] ; 8. 87-Alan Krimes[5] ; 9. 83-Cody Fairchok[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 51S-Stevie Smith[4] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[3] ; 3. O7-Doug Esh[2] ; 4. 19m-Brent Marks[5] ; 5. 5-Chase Dietz[6] ; 6. 0-Rick Lafferty[7] ; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 8. 44-Rodney Westhafer[1]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 11c-Cory Haas[1] ; 2. 21M-Brian Montieth[3] ; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer[2] ; 4. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[4] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[6] ; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[8] ; 9. 75-Nicole Bower[9]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 70-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 3. 94-Ryan Smith[2] ; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 5. 52-Austin Hogue[6] ; 6. 25-Aaron Ott[5] ; 7. 35-Daryl Stimeling[7] ; 8. 12w-Troy Fraker[9]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)

1. 21M-Brian Montieth[1] ; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease[5] ; 3. 13-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith[3] ; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett[6] ; 6. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich[7] ; 8. 1*-Tim Wagaman[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 25-Aaron Ott[3] ; 2. 44-Rodney Westhafer[2] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[7] ; 4. 0-Rick Lafferty[5] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 6. 21-Cap Henry[4] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] ; 8. 35-Daryl Stimeling[12] ; 9. 75-Nicole Bower[10] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[11] ; 11. 12w-Troy Fraker[14] ; 12. 40-Caleb Helms[9] ; 13. 83-Cody Fairchok[13] ; 14. 87-Alan Krimes[1] ; 15. 49H-Bradley Howard[15]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 21M-Brian Montieth[1] ; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease[2] ; 3. 13-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith[4] ; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett[5] ; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich[7] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 8. 19m-Brent Marks[15] ; 9. O7-Doug Esh[12] ; 10. 51-Freddie Rahmer[13] ; 11. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[19] ; 12. 11c-Cory Haas[10] ; 13. 10H-Chad Kemenah[11] ; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[17] ; 15. 70-Danny Holtgraver[9] ; 16. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[16] ; 17. 52-Austin Hogue[20] ; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser[21] ; 19. 1*-Tim Wagaman[8] ; 20. 5-Chase Dietz[18] ; 21. 44-Rodney Westhafer[22] ; 22. 75-Nicole Bower[26] ; 23. 94-Ryan Smith[14] ; 24. 21-Cap Henry[23] ; 25. 0-Rick Lafferty[24] ; 26. 25-Aaron Ott[25]

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (August 19, 2016):
1. Chad Kemenah: 3792
2. Dale Blaney: 3768
3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 3714
4. Danny Holtgraver: 3548
5. Cap Henry: 3544
6. Kraig Kinser: 3458
7. T.J. Michael: 3402
8. Caleb Helms: 3244
9. Lee Jacobs: 3218
10. Andrew Palker: 3030

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat 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. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. 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.

About Arctic Cat:
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

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A Little Luck and A Lot of Skill Help Lance Dewease to Summer Nationals Win
Retains coveted Morgan Cup trophy for the Pennsylvania Posse and pockets $25,000

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - July 23, 2016 - Lance Dewease's World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory in the the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals finale at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday night took a lot of hard work and a little good luck.

Dewease, who spent much of the first two-thirds of the feature looking for a line around Joey Saldana, battled to the lead on one restart, had do it again after the caution flew before a lap was completed and then, after the caution flew on the final lap for Aaron Ott, who spun near the start/finish line, ran out of fuel as the open red was called.

"I was out (of fuel) about six laps before that," Dewease said. "It kept shutting off going down the straight away. I just slowed way out of the throttle so I could try to make it to the end, took the white, it sputtered a little going up the back stretch, I thought I was good and we come of four for the checkered and the yellow comes out. I thought, man, we're done… Everything went our way tonight."

In addition to claiming $25,000, Dewease also kept the Morgan Cup at Williams Grove for the local, Pennsylvania Posse fans. The win is the second of the season for Dewease who stood in victory lane at Williams Grove on May 20.

Notably, the win was the 10th series victory of Dewease's career which tied him with Johnny Herrera and his car owner Don Kreitz Jr. for 33rd on the all-time wins list.

Daryn Pittman, who won the previous night, had the early momentum as he scored the quick time award, a Heat race win and the Dash win which put him on the pole of the 30-lap feature.

It was Joey Saldana though who jumped out to the early lead in his No. 83 Roth Motorsports car. Dewease, who started in fourth got around Greg Hodnett for third on lap seven and then, on a restart, powered his No. 69K Kreitz Oval Track Parts/Sharman Builders car around the No. 9 Great Clips car of Daryn Pittman to take over second.

Through multiple restarts, Saldana held off Dewease. With 11 laps remaining, the No. 48 of Danny Dietrich brought out the caution after spinning on the front straight. When the field returned to green Dewease battled to the lead but before a lap could be completed, the caution again flew after a large piece of a nose wing ended up in the middle of the racing groove in turn two.

Saldana took the lead back but was not able to hold off Dewease, as the No. 69K again battled to the lead. As Saldana fell off Pittman took over the second and David Gravel took over third.

Dewease cruised through the final laps, building a large lead on Pittman in second. As Dewease rounded the final corner, the caution again flew for Ott who had spun and stopped at the start/finish line.

Just as series officials called the open red after hitting the maximum number of laps on a fuel load, Dewease ran out of fuel. After refueling for the final start, the field restacked single file with Dewease leading Pittman, and by that point, the No. 51S Trans East Equipment/Miller Bros. Chevrolet car of Stevie Smith.

Dewease easily retained the top spot on the green-white-checkered. As he crossed the finish line much of the front grandstand rose to their feet to cheer for the No. 69K. Pittman, a former regular in Central Pennsylvania, finished in second with Smith in third.

With Kreitz and Hall-of-Fame mechanic Davey Brown at his side, Dewease celebrated the win.

"Everything is about (Don Kreitz) and (Davey Brown) on this deal," Dewease said. "I'm just the guy driving it and I'm just having so much fun this year. It's just a pleasure."

For their part, Brown and Kreitz were jubilant in victory lane.

"I just couldn't ask for a better driver," Brown said. "He's just so good, I can't believe it."

"I can hardly talk," Kreitz said. "I've got tears in my eyes. Lance did a hell of a job driving the car and the moves he made in it."

The win ties the Outlaws vs. Pennsylvania Posse battle at two wins to two wins. The two sides will pick up the battle again at the end of September for the National Open at Williams Grove.

Pittman, who closed out the weekend with a win and second place, said he just was not quite quick enough to start the feature, but commended his Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb team for a solid weekend.

"We got beat by a better car and that car has been hard to beat all year," Pittman said of Dewease. "We got one on him last night by starting in front of him. I finally found a decent line there at the end and felt like I could at least maintain with him and sort of keep his pace but at the end of the day he was just quicker than us."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series head north of the border on Tuesday to Ohsweken (Ont.) Speedway for the Six Nations Showdown - the Outlaws only appearance in Canada this season. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/Ohsweken-Speedway.

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Williams Grove Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Tonight's win was the second of the World of Outlaws season for Lance Dewease who last stood in victory lane at Williams Grove on May 20… Lance Dewease scored his 10th career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory which ties him for 33rd with Johnny Herrara and his car owner, Don Kreitz Jr…. Kerry Madsen was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 13 positions to finish in ninth... The Outlaws and Pennsyvlania Posse are now tied two to two for wins on the season.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Jason Johnson; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Brent Marks; Super Flow ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Greg Hodnett;KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Kerry Madsen; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Daryn Pittman; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jacob Allen; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Tim Shaffer.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 15 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); David Gravel - 5 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Logan Schuchart - 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Williams Grove Speedway; Mechanicsburg, Pa.; July 23, 2016

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [4] [$20,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] [$12,000]; 3. 51S-Stevie Smith [15] [$6,000]; 4. 5-David Gravel [5] [$5,250]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [6] [$4,500]; 6. 87-Alan Krimes [9] [$4,000]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [11] [$3,500]; 8. 51-Freddie Rahmer [14] [$3,000]; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen [22] [$2,750]; 10. 11C-Cory Haas [16] [$2,500]; 11. 83-Joey Saldana [2] [$2,300]; 12. 27-Greg Hodnett [3] [$2,250]; 13. 19M-Brent Marks [23] [$2,000]; 14. O7-Doug Esh [21] [$1,600]; 15. 1S-Logan Schuchart [20] [$1,500]; 16. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [17] [$1,300]; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen [8] [$1,250]; 18. 3-James McFadden [7] [$1,050]; 19. 25-Aaron Ott [12] [$1,050]; 20. 48-Danny Dietrich [19] [$1,050]; 21. 13X-Tim Shaffer [10] [$1,000]; 22. 7-Paul McMahan [18] [$1,000]; 23. 41-Jason Johnson [13] [$1,000]; 24. 94-Ryan Smith [24] [$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-19, Lance Dewease 20-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 29-Kerry Madsen [+13]

Qualifying Flight 1 - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 17.542; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen, 17.733; 3. 5-David Gravel, 17.739; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett, 17.747; 5. 41-Jason Johnson, 17.778; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.802; 7. 87-Alan Krimes, 17.805; 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 17.835; 9. O7-Doug Esh, 17.898; 10. 19M-Brent Marks, 17.936; 11. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 17.953; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.989; 13. 7S-Jason Sides, 17.989; 14. 51S-Stevie Smith, 18.017; 15. 2-Shane Stewart, 18.084; 16. 16-Matt Campbell, 18.172; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 18.300; 18. 13-Clyde Knipp, 18.994; 19. 17G-George Streaker, 19.567;

Qualifying Flight 2 - 1. 83-Joey Saldana, 17.557; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease, 17.640; 3. 13X-Tim Shaffer, 17.713; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen, 17.737; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 17.743; 6. 3-James McFadden, 17.778; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.820; 8. 25-Aaron Ott, 17.906; 9. 7-Paul McMahan, 17.944; 10. 11C-Cory Haas, 17.955; 11. 94-Ryan Smith, 17.972; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 17.990; 13. 44-Trey Starks, 18.013; 14. 44W-Rodney Westhafer, 18.017; 15. 21-Brian Montieth, 18.130; 16. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 18.146; 17. 75-Nicole Bower, 18.509; 18. 36D-Wayne Dadetto, 18.574; 19. 12W-Troy Fraker, 19.649

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 5-David Gravel [2]; 3. 87-Alan Krimes [4]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [3]; 5. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 6. O7-Doug Esh [5]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [8]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 10. 17G-George Streaker [10]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith [7]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [6]; 7. 16-Matt Campbell [8]; 8. 19M-Brent Marks [5]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 13X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [4]; 5. 7-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. 94-Ryan Smith [6]; 7. 21-Brian Montieth [8]; 8. 44-Trey Starks [7]; 9. 75-Nicole Bower [9]; 10. 12W-Troy Fraker [10]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [1]; 2. 3-James McFadden [3]; 3. 25-Aaron Ott [4]; 4. 11C-Cory Haas [5]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 7. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [8]; 8. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [7]; 9. 36D-Wayne Dadetto [9]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 83-Joey Saldana [2]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 5. 5-David Gravel [5]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 7. 3-James McFadden [8]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. O7-Doug Esh [1] [-]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [2] [-]; 3. 19M-Brent Marks [3] [-]; 4. 94-Ryan Smith [4] [-]; 5. 21-Brian Montieth [10] [$300]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [6] [$250]; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5] [$225]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [9] [$200]; 9. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [8] [$200]; 10. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [12] [$200]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [13] [$200]; 12. 16-Matt Campbell [11] [$200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [7] [$200]; 14. 75-Nicole Bower [14] [$200]; 15. 17G-George Streaker [17] [$200]; 16. 12W-Troy Fraker [18] [$200]; 17. 13-Clyde Knipp [15] [$200]; 18. 36D-Wayne Dadetto [16] [$200]

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