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Winner Brent Marks (DB3 Photo)



OPENING A DREAM: Brent Marks wins the National Open at Williams Grove Speedway
Marks pockets $65,000 for winning the National Open, his first win of the season

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Oct. 5, 2019 – Williams Grove Speedway announcer Bruce Ellis held up a checkered flag to Brent Marks.

“Do you want to read what that says?” he asked the Myerstown, Pa. driver.

Marks grabbed the flag and held it eye level. Fixated on the printed logo he earnestly said, “Williams Grove National Open winner.”

“That’s you,” Ellis replied.

Marks won the 57th Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway Saturday night – his first win of the season – and pocketed the $65,000 prize.

How did he feel after Ellis proclaimed him the 2019 victor?

“I have no idea,” Marks said with a smile. “This is amazing. I’ve been wanting to win this race for a very long time. I grew up here in the infield. This is where I fell in love with Sprint Car racing. This is awesome.”

Marks described his 2019 season as frustrating. He failed to make four Features throughout the year and has said he felt like he let four potential wins slip through his fingers. Not Saturday night. Not in his home state in front of friends, family and local fans.

He showcased his determination for atonement during the final Drydene Heat race of the night. He went from fourth to second in one lap on a restart and put himself in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

He then drew the pole for the second Dash of the night and went on to win it – placing him on the outside pole for the 40-lap World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature.

At the start of the National Open, Marks and polesitter Brian Brown drag raced down the front stretch toward turn one. Brown launched ahead of Marks into the corner to hold the lead, but before the two drivers could continue their duel down the backstretch a caution came out.

When it came time to stomp the throttle again, Marks acted quicker than Brown. He rocketed ahead of the FVP/Casey’s General Stores No. 21 and claimed the lead before the first turn. He led two laps before yellow lights flashed around the speed, again.

Marks chose the inside line on the restart and found himself in the same situation Brown did two laps earlier. Brown got the jump on Marks off turn four and charged ahead of him to reclaim the lead. He then began to extend his lead over Marks every lap.

On Lap nine, Brown lost traction in turn one and fought to keep his car pointed straight off turn two. His slip allowed Marks to reel him in. Daryn Pittman, in third, was also closing in on them both.

Three laps later Marks carried the momentum of a strong run off turn four to catch Brown before turn one. When they entered the turn, Marks dove underneath Brown and cleared him for the lead. Brown then lost second to Pittman the next corner.

Marks’ lead was short lived again with the caution coming out on Lap 14. After losing the lead to Brown on the last restart by starting on the bottom, Marks chose the high side for his next attempt. However, it didn’t help. Pittman bested him on the start and took the lead down the front stretch.

However, before the lap was completed a caution came out for several cars getting together in turn three – including 2018 National Open winner Lance Dewease, who could not continue. The race was then put under an Open Red, allowing teams to fuel their cars.

Marks was ready for Pittman on the restart. He rocketed ahead of the field, pulling away by half of a second when he reached the backstretch.

While Marks pulled away with the lead, Brown, Donny Schatz and Aaron Reutzel brawled for third. The trio used up the entire track for several laps trying to pass each other. Eventually Schatz and Reutzel made their way by Brown to move into third and fourth, respectively.

Heavy lap traffic became an issue for Marks by the halfway point of the Feature. Pittman closed in. And Schatz and Reutzel closed in on Pittman. A blanket could have covered the top-four with 20 laps to go.

Flashbacks of being held up in lap traffic and losing the win at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway in June projected in Marks’ head. However, that wasn’t going to be the case this time. He learned. He wasn’t going to let another win slip away.

“I tried to play that whole race as smart as I could,” Marks said. “Tried to drive like a veteran and not get over my head. Just be super patient. Because I lost that race earlier in the year at Nashville. Kind of the same situation, you know running the bottom there with lap cars and I felt like I needed to get by them, made a mistake and lost the lead. I made sure I didn’t want to do that tonight.”

His patience with lap cars turned into car lengths gained on Pittman. Pressure from behind faded as the final laps approached. Marks was on his way to his fourth career World of Outlaws win.

Then, a caution. Paul McMahan came to a stop in turn one with a flat tire. Marks had to make two more perfect laps before he could see the checkered flag.

Pittman tried to get a run around the high side of turns one and two, but Marks was too strong on the bottom. By the time the Pennsylvanian finally saw the checkered flag, he had a 1.4 second lead over Pittman. Schatz finished third for the second night in-a-row at the speedway.

The runner-up finish for Pittman was his fifth time finishing second at the National Open. He said he would trade just about any of his win for a National Open win. He thought he might win before the caution came out when he took the lead on the restart. However, he was still pleased with his team’s overall performance – finishing second after starting sixth.

“We had a really good Roth Motorsports car for the weekend,” Pittman said. “We kept fine tuning on it, didn’t make any wholesale changes and continued to get better and better.”

For the second night in-a-row Schatz took a big chunk out of Brad Sweet’s points lead over him – with Sweet finishing ninth. Schatz is now 14 points behind Sweet. David Gravel, who finished fifth, has also crept his way into the points battle, now 88 points behind Sweet with eight races to go.

Reutzel won the National Open rookie award – finishing fourth – and Brian Montieth earned the KSE Hard Charger award with a stellar performance of charging from 26th to eighth.

Marks was the biggest winner in several ways. He celebrated the biggest win in his World Outlaws career, so far, with his family, friends and local fans and earned a large payday for his self-owned Brent Marks Racing team.

“What does it pay, sixty-five (thousand)?” Marks asked Ellis in Victory Lane.

“Sixty-five,” Ellis confirmed.

“That means everything,” Marks said after the race. “That sure as hell gets us through the winter.”

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Saturday, Oct. 12, will be at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. for the Wabash Clash.

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: 10/5/19 – Williams Grove Speedway

NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 19-Brent Marks [2]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [6]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [8]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 5. 41-David Gravel [7]; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer [11]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 8. 21P-Brian Montieth [26]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [16]; 11. 2M-Kerry Madsen [9]; 12. 1W-Matt Campbell [3]; 13. 2-Carson Macedo [20]; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart [25]; 15. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [18]; 16. 11-T.J. Stutts [21]; 17. 7S-Tim Shaffer [22]; 18. 44-Trey Starks [19]; 19. 13-Paul McMahan [10]; 20. 72-Ryan Smith [15]; 21. 26-Cory Eliason [24]; 22. 5-Shane Stewart [29]; 23. 18-Ian Madsen [27]; 24. 39-Cory Haas [14]; 25. 48-Danny Dietrich [13]; 26. 1-Logan Wagner [17]; 27. 1A-Jacob Allen [23]; 28. 69K-Lance Dewease [12]; 29. 1X-Chad Trout [28];
Lap Leaders: Brent Marks 1-2, 13-40; Brian Brown 3-12;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 21P-Brian Montieth[+18]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 41-David Gravel, 16.909; 2. 1W-Matt Campbell, 17.166; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 17.251; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 17.304; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.384; 6. 21-Brian Brown, 17.4; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.408; 8. 72-Ryan Smith, 17.524; 9. 44-Trey Starks, 17.54; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 17.564; 11. 19M-Landon Myers, 17.566; 12. 1-Logan Wagner, 17.575; 13. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.624; 14. 26-Cory Eliason, 17.632; 15. 87K-Alan Krimes, 17.648; 16. 7-Jason Sides, 17.692; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.705; 18. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 17.738; 19. 75-Chase Dietz, 17.777; 20. 75B-Nicole Bower, 17.82; 21. 33-Jared Esh, 17.855; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 18.033; 23. 12-Barry Shearer, 18.065; 24. 73B-Brett Michalski, 18.083; 25. 67-Justin Whittall, 18.4

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 17.444; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman, 17.514; 3. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 17.518; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease, 17.54; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 17.549; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 17.598; 7. 39-Cory Haas, 17.6; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.608; 9. 11-T.J. Stutts, 17.687; 10. 17B-Bill Balog, 17.699; 11. 2-Carson Macedo, 17.791; 12. 7S-Tim Shaffer, 17.821; 13. 21P-Brian Montieth, 17.832; 14. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.867; 15. 19-Brent Marks, 17.897; 16. 17BX-Steve Buckwalter, 17.955; 17. 18-Ian Madsen, 18.002; 18. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 18.006; 19. 1X-Chad Trout, 18.018; 20. 5-Shane Stewart, 18.039; 21. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 18.047; 22. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 18.056; 23. 33M-Mason Daniel, 18.309; 24. 12W-Troy Fraker, 19.315

DRYDENE Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 5. 7-Jason Sides [6]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 8. 75-Chase Dietz [7]; 9. 67-Justin Whittall [9]

DRYDENE Heat #2 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 2. 1W-Matt Campbell [1]; 3. 72-Ryan Smith [3]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 5. 19M-Landon Myers [4]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 7. 75B-Nicole Bower [7]; 8. 12-Barry Shearer [8]

DRYDENE Heat #3 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 3. 1-Logan Wagner [4]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [3]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson [6]; 6. 33-Jared Esh [7]; 7. 87K-Alan Krimes [5]; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski [8]

DRYDENE Heat #4 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [2]; 3. 39-Cory Haas [3]; 4. 21P-Brian Montieth [5]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog [4]; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 7. 1X-Chad Trout [7]; 8. 17BX-Steve Buckwalter [6]

DRYDENE Heat #5 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri [5]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [6]; 6. 2-Carson Macedo [4]; 7. 5-Shane Stewart [7]; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel [8]

DRYDENE Heat #6 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 3. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [1]; 4. 7S-Tim Shaffer [4]; 5. 5C-Dylan Cisney [6]; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall [7]; 7. 11-T.J. Stutts [3]; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker [8]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash #1 (6 Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 1W-Matt Campbell [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 4. 41-David Gravel [3]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6]; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer [4]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash #2 (6 Laps) – 1. 19-Brent Marks [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) – 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson [1]; 2. 5C-Dylan Cisney [2]; 3. 75-Chase Dietz [3]; 4. 33-Jared Esh [7]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9]; 6. 1X-Chad Trout [4]; 7. 75B-Nicole Bower [5]; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel [12]; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski [13]; 10. 12-Barry Shearer [11]; 11. 12W-Troy Fraker [14]; 12. 24-Lucas Wolfe [10]; 13. 67-Justin Whittall [15]; 14. 5-Shane Stewart [6]; 15. 55K-Robbie Kendall [8]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – 1. 44-Trey Starks [1]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [6]; 3. 11-T.J. Stutts [2]; 4. 7S-Tim Shaffer [8]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [9]; 7. 17B-Bill Balog [4]; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri [12]; 9. 5C-Dylan Cisney [18]; 10. 21P-Brian Montieth [10]; 11. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [7]; 12. 19M-Landon Myers [5]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15]; 14. 18-Ian Madsen [16]; 15. 87K-Alan Krimes [11]; 16. 2C-Wayne Johnson [17]; 17. 7-Jason Sides [13]; 18. 17BX-Steve Buckwalter [14]

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Winner David Gravel (DB3 Photo)



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UP NEXT:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner Aaron Reutzel (Trent Gower Photo)



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Aaron Reutzel leads All Stars to Williams Grove Speedway victory lane for second time of 2019

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (September 20, 2019) - Less than a month after etching his name in Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 history books by becoming the first full-time Series regular to defeat the Pennsylvania Posse at Williams Grove Speedway, Clute, Texas-native Aaron Reutzel achieved the once-elusive feat yet again, this time during Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial competition on Friday night, September 20.

Ultimately a wire-to-wire performance by the defending All Star champion, the route to Williams Grove Speedway victory lane was far from plain sailing, as Reutzel was forced to withstand continuous pressure from Kasey Kahne Racing’s James McFadden, as well as a late charge by The Grove’s all-time win leader, Lance Dewease. Impressive enough, Reutzel’s victory bumps his All Star win total to an impressive 14 in 2019, simultaneously increasing his championship point lead to 98 markers over six-time champion, Dale Blaney.

Despite a last-ditch effort to drive around Reutzel during the final two circuits, Dewease was forced to settle for second, followed by Gio Scelzi, James McFadden and Brian Montieth.

“Hats off to this crew. This was one hell of a team effort,” an elated Aaron Reutzel said in victory lane, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/No. 87 sprint car. “Twenty second laps around this place is really hard. We’ve been working at trying to get better in the slick. Tonight, we basically opened our Port Royal notebook and put that in our car. It was like magic again. Our format is nice because it gives us a chance to test. It’s nice to go out in the dash and try things.”

Launching to a convincing command right from the drop of the green, Aaron Reutzel led the first handful of circuits without a hiccup keeping McFadden, Dewease and Scelzi in check as the first eight circuits checked off the counter. Just as the lead cars were about to hit slower traffic for the first time, yellow flags appeared giving Reutzel the opportunity to start fresh in clean air.

When green flag action commenced, Reutzel returned to his familiar pace, once again relying on the cushion through turns one and two and the bottom groove through turns three and four. By the time the Texan found the back of the field on lap 18, McFadden and Dewease had found Reutzel, soon creating a three-car battle for the top spot.

Lap after lap, McFadden hounded Reutzel for the lead keeping the No. 87 within a car length through lap 27. In a desperate attempt to drive around Reutzel the following circuit, McFadden charged to the top of the corner at the entrance of turn three, hoping to use the cushion as a slingshot to drive around the All Star point leader. Unfortunately for McFadden, the move to the top proved costly, eventually resulting in a pair of lost spots to Dewease and Gio Scelzi.

Now with Reutzel in clear view, Dewease attempted to chase down the front-runner during the final two circuits. Although closing in to a half second, Dewease was out of time.

“I kept watching the scoreboard and I kept seeing McFadden in second,” Reutzel continued. “When Dewease got into second, I could kinda hear someone behind me. I wanted to try and run harder, but at the same time, I didn’t want to get caught up in any of the lapped cars.”

The Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial triumph earned Reutzel $6,000.

The sixth running of the prestigious Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, will follow Williams Grove action on Saturday, September 21. Utilizing a unique format to help determine the evening’s outcome, complete with two rounds of heat race action, the 2019 Dirt Classic champion will leave with a $20,000 winner’s share, a monster portion of the $60,000+ purse that will be handed out at the conclusion of the evening's main event. Hot laps are set to fire off at 6:30 p.m., sharp.

Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Lincoln Speedway live on the Web at www.lincolnspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Williams Grove Speedway - September 20, 2019:
Event: Tommy Hinnershitz Classic
Entries: 37
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Ryan Smith - 16.842 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Gio Scelzi - 16.718 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Brock Zearfoss
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Kerry Madsen
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Aaron Reutzel
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Cory Eliason
JE Pistons Dash #1: Aaron Reutzel
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Gio Scelzi
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Freddie Rahmer
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Freddie Rahmer (+10)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Aaron Reutzel (1-30)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Steve Buckwalter
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.947; 2. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 17.160; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease, 17.276; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 17.328; 5. 58-Jeff Halligan, 17.386; 6. 11-Dale Blaney, 17.436; 7. 13-Paul McMahan, 17.463; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 17.471; 9. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 17.501; 10. 40-George Hobaugh, 17.938

Group (B)
1. 1X-Chad Trout, 16.859; 2. 21-Brian Brown, 16.869; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 17.103; 4. 21m-Brian Montieth, 17.138; 5. 39-Cory Haas, 17.273; 6. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.585; 7. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.605; 8. 70X-Justin Peck, 17.707; 9. 35-Tyler Reeser, 17.745

Group (C)
1. 9-James McFadden, 17.121; 2. 11S-TJ Stutts, 17.251; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 17.288; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.470; 5. 23-Chris Arnold, 17.527; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, 17.644; 7. 12-Barry Shearer, 18.063; 8. 12w-Troy Fraker, 18.515; 9. 33-Jared Esh, 35.682

Group (D)
1. 71-Gio Scelzi, 16.718; 2. 72-Ryan Smith, 16.850; 3. 19m-Landon Myers, 17.100; 4. 26-Cory Eliason, 17.143; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.178; 6. 1W-Matt Campbell, 17.194; 7. 44-Trey Starks, 17.244; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.400; 9. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.688

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [2]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 4. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 5. 11-Dale Blaney [6]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [7]; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe [9]; 8. 58-Jeff Halligan [5]; 9. O7-Gerard McIntyre [8]; 10. 40-George Hobaugh [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 21M-Brian Montieth [1]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 4. 39-Cory Haas [5]; 5. 1X-Chad Trout [4]; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri [7]; 7. 70X-Justin Peck [8]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 9. 35-Tyler Reeser [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 9-James McFadden [4]; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody [1]; 4. 23-Chris Arnold [5]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 6. 12W-Troy Fraker [8]; 7. 12-Barry Shearer [7]; 8. 11S-TJ Stutts [3]; 9. 33-Jared Esh [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 19M-Landon Myers [2]; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi [4]; 4. 72-Ryan Smith [3]; 5. 1W-Matt Campbell [6]; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer [5]; 7. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [9]; 8. 44-Trey Starks [7]; 9. 55K-Robbie Kendall [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 9-James McFadden [2]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [5]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 5. 72-Ryan Smith [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 71-Gio Scelzi [2]; 2. 21M-Brian Montieth [3]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 5. 19M-Landon Myers [1]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 51-Freddie Rahmer [1]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri [4]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 5. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [7]; 6. 70X-Justin Peck [8]; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 8. 11S-TJ Stutts [10]; 9. O7-Gerard McIntyre [14]; 10. 35-Tyler Reeser [15]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [12]; 12. 58-Jeff Halligan [11]; 13. 12W-Troy Fraker [5]; 14. 12-Barry Shearer [9]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [5]; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi [2]; 4. 9-James McFadden [3]; 5. 21M-Brian Montieth [4]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7]; 7. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 8. 70-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich [12]; 10. 21-Brian Brown [11]; 11. 51-Freddie Rahmer [21]; 12. 72-Ryan Smith [9]; 13. 99M-Kyle Moody [13]; 14. 39-Cory Haas [15]; 15. 1W-Matt Campbell [18]; 16. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [14]; 17. 39M-Anthony Macri [22]; 18. 13-Paul McMahan [23]; 19. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [27]; 20. 70X-Justin Peck [25]; 21. 1X-Chad Trout [17]; 22. 11-Dale Blaney [19]; 23. 99-Skylar Gee [20]; 24. 23-Chris Arnold [16]; 25. 44-Trey Starks [24]; 26. 11S-TJ Stutts [26]; 27. 19M-Landon Myers [10]
Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 9/20/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5292
2. Dale Blaney - 5194
3. Cory Eliason - 5118
4. Brock Zearfoss - 5002
5. Paul McMahan - 4974
6. Greg Wilson - 4764
7. Gerard McIntyre - 4554
8. Skylar Gee - 4538
9. George Hobaugh - 3894
10. Justin Peck - 3532

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

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 339 “semi-lovely” stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, 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.

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Photo Credit: Trent Gower
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Twin 20's Feature Winners Aaron Reutzel (right) and Lance DeWease (left)(Foto Bomb Productions Photo)



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Aaron Reutzel leads All Stars to victory during Jack Gunn Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway; Dewease gets redemption during second 20-lapper

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (August 23, 2019) - For the first time in Series history, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 defeated the Pennsylvania Posse at Williams Grove Speedway, doing so in dramatic fashion during the first of two Jack Gunn Memorial, 20-lap main events on Friday night, August 23.

Aaron Reutzel, the defending All Star Circuit of Champions titleholder, as well as the current Series point leader and season win leader, led the charge from the pole position during the first 20-lapper at the world-famous half-mile, securing his place in Williams Grove Speedway history books by leading all 20 circuits, all while holding off the track’s all-time win leader and six-time champion, Lance Dewease. In addition, Reutzel’s $4,000 victory snapped a 35-race winless streak at The Grove for Tony Stewart’s All Stars, a stretch that dates back to 1970.

“I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited for an All Star win,” an ecstatic Aaron Reutzel said in victory lane, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/No. 87 sprint car. “I think this goes to show how tough it is here and how hard it is to win here. I said it yesterday - we beat the Posse at Grandview, but I don’t think you actually ‘beat the Posse’ until you do it at Williams Grove. It’s pretty special to come in here and do that.”

Despite starting from the pole position, it was a hard-fought 20 laps for the Clute, Texas-native, forced to battle wheel-to-wheel and wing-to-wing with Lance Dewease during much of the second-half of the main event. Things only intensified as lap traffic increased, and by the time the leaders hit halfway, the lapped cars were stacked two and three wide.

Although Dewease and Paul McMahan, who battled in the runner-up spot until Dewease drove by the Nashville-native on lap 11, kept tabs on Reutzel in traffic, it was not until lap 14 when Reutzel received his first threatening challenge.

Attempting to utilize a slider between turns one and two, Dewease did his best to take control over Reutzel, only to be denied by the defending champion a half-lap later at the exit of turn four.

Despite being out-drove during the first Jack Gunn Memorial main event at Williams Grove Speedway, it did not take long for Fayetteville’s Lance Dewease to find his way back to All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane, ultimately winning the second of two $4,000 paydays and bumping his Williams Grove Speedway win count to 97. Impressive enough, Dewease now owns 39 All Star victories, eight of which accomplished at the Cumberland County paperclip.

“We just keep plugging away with this race car,” Lance Dewease expressed, driver of the Don Kreitz, Jr.-owned/Schannauer Plumbing and Heating/Hess Iron/No. 69K sprint car. “The guys have been working hard since Knoxville. We weren’t too happy with how things ended out there, but we were pretty good all night tonight. I think I may have been a little too timid during the first feature, but I was able to be a little more aggressive during the second.”

By virtue of a six-position inversion draw, Lance Dewease started fifth on the second Jack Gunn Memorial main event grid. Although it took six circuits for Dewease to advance his first position, it was smooth sailing from that point forward. Just one circuit later, Dewease was able to drive by Adam Wilt for third, next setting aim on Ryan Smith and race-long leader, Kyle Moody.

By lap 12, Dewease was all over Smith for second, eventually taking the spot before the pair got back to the flagstand. It would only take Dewease two more laps to solidify his place at the top of the running order, the result of a massive dive into corner number three to get by Moody on lap 14.

“That’s my favorite corner around this place,” Lance Dewease said about turn three and four. “We can do that stuff pretty good when we are right.”

Ryan Smith drove by Moody to steal second before the final checkers, followed by Moody, Adam Wilt and Chad Trout.

Fans should note that the Jack Gunn Memorial will be aired on MAVTV Motorsports Network on October 20.

The ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, will have their fair share of All Star competition on Saturday evening, August 24. Similar to their visit to Grandview two nights prior, the All Stars will chase a $5,000 winner’s share in the Pigeon Hills.

Lincoln Speedway will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 24. Action will commence with a mandatory drivers meeting at 6 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:45 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional information should visit Lincoln Speedway live on the Web at www.lincolnspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results:
Williams Grove Speedway - August 23, 2019:
Event: Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20’s
Entries: 31
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Dale Blaney - 16.879 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney - 16.717 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: TJ Stutts
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Paul McMahan
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Kyle Moody
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Adam Wilt
JE Pistons Dash #1: Aaron Reutzel
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Paul McMahan
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Cory Haas
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner #1: Aaron Reutzel
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner #2: Lance Dewease
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award Feature #1: Chad Trout (+5)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led Feature #1: Aaron Reutzel (1-20)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led Feature #2: Kyle Moody (1-13)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Tony Stewart
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 11-Dale Blaney, 16.717; 2. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 16.876; 3. 11S-TJ Stutts, 16.989; 4. 1-Logan Wagner, 17.003; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 17.110; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.127; 7. 98H-Dave Blaney, ---

Group (B)
1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.737; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.771; 3. 72-Ryan Smith, 16.860; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.882; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.010; 6. 39-Cory Haas, 17.044; 7. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.480; 8. 14-Tony Stewart,

Group (C)
1. 21-Brian Montieth, 16.747; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.841; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.151; 4. 99-Skylar Gee, 17.187; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.251; 6. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 17.388; 7. 40-George Hobaugh, 17.684; 8. 12w-Troy Fraker, 18.019

Group (D)
1. 1X-Chad Trout, 17.106; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.114; 3. 26-Cory Eliason, 17.200; 4. 15-Adam Wilt, 17.253; 5. 5-Jeff Halligan, 17.438; 6. 70X-Justin Peck, 17.439; 7. 47K-Kody Lehman, 17.826

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11S-TJ Stutts [2]; 2. 1-Logan Wagner [1]; 3. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [3]; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall [6]; 7. 98H-Dave Blaney [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 72-Ryan Smith [2]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [5]; 6. 39-Cory Haas [6]; 7. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [7]; 8. 14-Tony Stewart [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 99M-Kyle Moody [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 3. 21-Brian Montieth [4]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 5. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [6]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [1]; 7. 40-George Hobaugh [7]; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 15-Adam Wilt [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 3. 1X-Chad Trout [4]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 5. 70X-Justin Peck [6]; 6. 5-Jeff Halligan [5]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [3]; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody [2]; 4. 1-Logan Wagner [5]; 5. 11-Dale Blaney [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 72-Ryan Smith [1]; 3. 15-Adam Wilt [4]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 5. 11S-TJ Stutts [5]

B-Main (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 39-Cory Haas [1]; 2. 55K-Robbie Kendall [2]; 3. 5-Jeff Halligan [4]; 4. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [5]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [10]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 7. 40-George Hobaugh [6]; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker [9]

A-Main (20 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [3]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 4. 72-Ryan Smith [4]; 5. 15-Adam Wilt [6]; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody [5]; 7. 1-Logan Wagner [7]; 8. 1X-Chad Trout [13]; 9. 11-Dale Blaney [9]; 10. 26-Cory Eliason [8]; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich [12]; 12. 21-Brian Montieth [11]; 13. 70-Brock Zearfoss [14]; 14. 51-Freddie Rahmer [15]; 15. 11S-TJ Stutts [10]; 16. 39M-Anthony Macri [18]; 17. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [19]; 18. 70X-Justin Peck [20]; 19. W20-Greg Wilson [16]; 20. 39-Cory Haas [21]; 21. O7-Gerard McIntyre [17]; 22. 5-Jeff Halligan [23]; 23. 99-Skylar Gee [25]; 24. 12W-Troy Fraker [26]; 25. 55K-Robbie Kendall [22]; 26. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [24]
Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-20)

A-Main (20 Laps)
1. 69K-Lance Dewease [5]; 2. 72-Ryan Smith [3]; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody [1]; 4. 15-Adam Wilt [2]; 5. 1X-Chad Trout [8]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [11]; 7. 21-Brian Montieth [12]; 8. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 10. 1-Logan Wagner [7]; 11. 51-Freddie Rahmer [14]; 12. 26-Cory Eliason [10]; 13. 39M-Anthony Macri [16]; 14. 70-Brock Zearfoss [13]; 15. 11S-TJ Stutts [15]; 16. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [17]; 17. 70X-Justin Peck [18]; 18. 39-Cory Haas [20]; 19. O7-Gerard McIntyre [21]; 20. 5-Jeff Halligan [22]; 21. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [26]; 22. W20-Greg Wilson [19]; 23. 12W-Troy Fraker [24]; 24. 99-Skylar Gee [23]; 25. 11-Dale Blaney [9]; 26. 55K-Robbie Kendall [25]
Lap Leaders: Kyle Moody (1-13), Lance Dewease (14-20)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 8/23/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 3626
2. Dale Blaney - 3606
3. Cory Eliason - 3544
4. Paul McMahan - 3496
5. Brock Zearfoss - 3396
6. Greg Wilson - 3336
7. Gerard McIntyre - 3232
8. Skylar Gee - 3154
9. George Hobaugh - 2768
10. Tony Stewart - 2152

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)

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Winner Donny Schatz (Christina Signor Photo)



20/20 at the Grove: Donny Schatz earns 20th Williams Grove victory, $20K payday
Schatz leads Outlaws top-five to claim his seventh win of the season

MECHANICSBURG, PA – July 27, 2019 – Closing in on 300 wins in his World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series career, the feeling of celebrating in Victory Lane is never lost on Donny Schatz.

However, it was starting to feel that way at Williams Grove Speedway.

The 19-time winner at the speedway had not found victory there since May of 2015. He came close to securing his 20th win several times, including earlier in the year when he finished second to Lance Dewease and Friday night’s Summer Nationals opener where he finished third.

Both times, parked on the front stretch with the rest of the podium cars, he could see Victory Lane. See the confetti shooting into the sky. And see the trophy being delivered to someone other than him.

That changed Saturday night. In the seat of his Toco Warranty No. 15 car, Schatz was pushed past where the third-place car would sit, past the runner-up spot and into Victory Lane at Williams Grove for the 20th time, claiming the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals and the $20,000 payday attached to it.

“It’s been a long time since we’ve been standing out here getting the trophy and the flag,” Schatz said. “Hats off to this whole Tony Stewart Racing team. They’ve been digging.”

The reigning champion from Fargo, N.D. was fast all night, but never showed a dominate hand. He qualified fourth. Then won his Drydene Heat race and went on to finished third in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash to winner Sheldon Haudenschild and runner-up Brad Sweet.

Neither Sweet or Haudenschild had ever won a World of Outlaws Feature at Williams Grove Speedway. Experience was on the 10-time Series champion’s side.

When the race went green, Sweet launched to the lead ahead of Haudenschild, but before the action went any further the red flag was thrown for Shane Stewart, who flipped down the front stretch. Stewart’s crew, along with help from others, got the car repaired in time for him to reenter the race before it went back green.

Once it did, Sweet, again, charged into turn one looking to take the lead from Haudenschild, but the young Wooster, Ohio driver was ready for Sweet this time. Haudenschild stayed side-by-side with the NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 car into turn one but got crossed up at the center of the turn, allowing Sweet to charge by the NOS Energy Drink No. 17 car.

The next corner, Schatz dove underneath Haudenschild and cleared him off turn four to take second-place. A few laps later Haudenschild powered to the inside of Schatz entering turn one, but the veteran driver had the better run on the high side of the track. He kept Haudenschild at bay and began his trek toward Sweet.

The Kasey Kahne Racing driver had already pulled away to about a four-car length lead, while riding the high side. Schatz chose the same line. It began to work in his favor.

Seven laps into the 30-lap Feature, with lap cars in sight, Schatz closed to Sweet’s bumper. A lap later, running the middle of the track, Schatz was able to hammer the throttle quicker than Sweet off turn two and sped by him down the back stretch for the lead.

Sweet wasn’t ready to let a Williams Grove victory and $20,000 slip through his fingers, though. He threw a daring slide job at Schatz through turns three and four, leaving inches between their bumper when he slid in front of him exiting turn four.

He couldn’t keep the momentum going off the corner, though. Schatz powered back underneath Sweet down the front stretch, and using a lap car as a pick, drove by him for the lead into turn one. Not long after, Haudenschild worked his way around Sweet for second, as well.

“Felt like I didn’t drive a great race in lap traffic there,” Sweet said. “Just needed to do a little bit better of a job. That’s what wins or loses these races. You’ve got to move around and get by the lap cars.”

The battle was now between Schatz and Haudenschild. Schatz raced around the bottom line, while Haudenschild powered around the outside. That put him at Schatz’s bumper with 10 laps to go.

The same scenario occurred at Cedar Lake Speedway, where Schatz rode the bottom and Haudenschild rocketed around the high side of the track and passed the Series champion for the win.

This time, though, Schatz did what he failed to do at Cedar Lake. He moved his line to the high side of turns one and two, stopping any large run by Haudenschild around the top. Doing so also gave him a good enough run off the corner to extend his lead over Haudenschild.

“Trying to figure out how to pass here is big,” Haudenschild said. “I followed Donny around there for a lot of laps. He don’t make any mistakes. He’s difficult to get around.”

Haudenschild attempted a slide job into turn one to close back on Schatz, but it back fired. He slid up the track and lost grip off the corner, allowing Schatz to further pull away and cruise to the win.

“I had to move around the race track,” Schatz said. “There were laps where I felt like I could roll the bottom and the middle better, and laps where I felt like I had to hustle the top.

"Sheldon is really good when it comes to the cushion like that. It’s tricky. And he’s only getting better. The bad part is he’s way young. There’s going to come a time when he’s going to make me obsolete. But not today.”

Behind Schatz, Haudenschild finished second with Sweet third, Daryn Pittman fourth and David Gravel fifth – shutting out the PA Posse from the top-five at the Mechanicsburg, Pa. track.

With Sweet finishing third, Schatz also closed the points gap between them to eight points.

The Summer Nationals win was Schatz’s seventh Series victory of the year and 290th career win overall.

Victory Lane at Williams Grove Speedway was no longer a distant vision. He saw the confetti and saw the trophy being handed to him once again.

“It’s been a long time since standing here (in Victory Lane at Williams Grove Speedway), but I remember what it feels like now,” Schatz said.

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday, Aug. 2, and Saturday, Aug. 3, will be at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. for the Ironman doubleheader. Get tickets and more information.

As always, you can catch all World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on www.DIRTVision.com.

Race Results: 7/27/2019 – Williams Grove Speedway

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$20,000]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1][$12,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$6,000]; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman [4][$5,250]; 5. 41-David Gravel [6][$4,500]; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease [7][$4,000]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [5][$3,500]; 8. 18-Ian Madsen [9][$3,000]; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer [14][$2,750]; 10. 2-Carson Macedo [16][$2,500]; 11. 21-Brian Montieth [10][$2,300]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [23][$2,250]; 13. 39M-Anthony Macri [15][$2,000]; 14. 55K-Robbie Kendall [11][$1,600]; 15. 1S-Logan Schuchart [17][$1,500]; 16. 5-Shane Stewart [12][$1,300]; 17. 39-Cory Haas [13][$1,250]; 18. 11-T.J. Stutts [20][$1,050]; 19. 19M-Landon Myers [18][$1,050]; 20. 99M-Kyle Moody [26][$50]; 21. 5H-Jeff Halligan [19][$1,000]; 22. 47K-Kody Lehman [25][$]; 23. 53-Jesse Attard [24][$1,000]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [22][$1,000]; 25. 49X-Tim Shaffer [21][$1,000]; 26. 1X-Chad Trout [8][$1,000];
Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-9, Donny Schatz 10-30;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+11]

Qualifying – 1. 41-David Gravel, 17.29; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman, 17.417; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease, 17.497; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 17.565; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 17.65; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.694; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.73; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.784; 9. 18-Ian Madsen, 17.792; 10. 21-Brian Montieth, 17.829; 11. 49-Brad Sweet, 17.84; 12. 5-Shane Stewart, 17.855; 13. 1X-Chad Trout, 17.874; 14. 19M-Landon Myers, 17.898; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen, 17.902; 16. 11-T.J. Stutts, 17.972; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 18.001; 18. 19-Brent Marks, 18.021; 19. 53-Jesse Attard, 18.03; 20. 87-Alan Krimes, 18.081; 21. 39-Cory Haas, 18.106; 22. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 18.136; 23. 39M-Anthony Macri, 18.141; 24. 2-Carson Macedo, 18.293; 25. 7S-Jason Sides, 18.32; 26. 47K-Kody Lehman, 18.404; 27. 5H-Jeff Halligan, 18.45; 28. 99M-Kyle Moody, 18.464; 29. 75-Nicole Bower, 18.512; 30. 27S-Adrian Shaffer, 18.525; 31. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 18.561; 32. 12W-Troy Fraker, 19.981

DRYDENE Heat #1 (8 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 1X-Chad Trout [4]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 4. 39-Cory Haas [6]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 7. 75-Nicole Bower [8]; 8. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (8 Laps) – 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 21-Brian Montieth [3]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [6]; 5. 19M-Landon Myers [4]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 7. 47K-Kody Lehman [7]; 8. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [8]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (8 Laps) – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 55K-Robbie Kendall [2]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]; 5. 5H-Jeff Halligan [7]; 6. 53-Jesse Attard [5]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]

DRYDENE Heat #4 (8 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 3. 5-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [6]; 5. 11-T.J. Stutts [4]; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody [7]; 7. 87-Alan Krimes [5]; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker [8]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman [3]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 6. 41-David Gravel [5]; 7. 69K-Lance Dewease [7]; 8. 1X-Chad Trout [8]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1][]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2][]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [3][]; 4. 53-Jesse Attard [4][]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6][$300]; 6. 87-Alan Krimes [5][$250]; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody [8][$225]; 8. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [10][$200]; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman [7][$200]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11][$200]; 11. 75-Nicole Bower [9][$150]; 12. 12W-Troy Fraker [12][$150]

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Winner Tim Shaffer (Christina Signor Photo)



NEW GROOVE: Tim Shaffer wins at Williams Grove Speedway
Pennsylvania-native Shaffer holds off late race attack by David Gravel to claim second World of Outlaws win this year

Crew members from the Roth Motorsports team jumped into Tim Shaffer’s trailer and scurried to the sweat drenched driver.

With his arms out and a smile just as wide, Shaffer embraced the two crew members and thanked them for helping him get back on track.

The Aliquippa, Pa.-native had just left Victory Lane at Williams Grove Speedway for the second time in his World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series career – first time since 2001. The win was also his second Series victory of the year – the first was at Las Vegas in February.

“They’re hard to get,” Shaffer said about winning in general. “This place is really special. I hadn’t realized how long it had been since I won here. It goes back to a great car, great engine, great team. It’s funny, we struggled this year. We started good, struggled mid-season and it seems like we’re coming back to life.”

What the Roth Motorsports crew did to help Shaffer had nothing to do with car set up, the engine or tires. They simply helped him have fun again.

“Basically, they’ve been hanging out at my house and having fun,” Shaffer said. “Running go-karts and just having fun again. It’s neat to have friends like that. They enjoy racing and love it as much as you do and get to have fun with other things instead of being around racing all of the time, and we had a blast.

“You kind of loosen up. We came here already in a good mood, having fun, and it’s carrying on.”

That showed in Shaffer’s performance throughout the night. He finished second to Brad Sweet in his Drydene Heat race but tested Sweet for the lead in the early stage of the eight-lap race. Shaffer then went on the win the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash from the pole and the Feature, leading all 25 laps.

However, Watertown, Conn.-native David Gravel – who was coming off a win at Lernerville Speedway and eight top-five finishes in a row, with seven of them being podium finishes – did not let Shaffer cruise to the victory.

In the early stage of the Feature, Shaffer powered around the high side of the track with a blistering pace that left about a straightaway distance between he and second-place Freddie Rahmer. His pace also put him in lap traffic by Lap five on the half-mile speedway.

Rahmer held on to second-place for the first 11 laps before 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz dove underneath the PA Posse member in turn three and powered by him off turn four. The next corner, Gravel charged around the outside of Rahmer and stole third-place.

Gravel worked on Schatz’s bumper for the next few laps until the caution came out for Daryn Pittman having a flat right front tire.

The group of 25 cars lined back up two-by-two for the restart. Shaffer crept the field around turns three and four before mashing the throttle and launching back to the lead down the front stretch. Behind him Schatz and Gravel raced side-by-side through turns one and two – Gravel low, Schatz high. The high side had been the fastest way around all night, but Gravel made the bottom work and darted to second off the corner.

The track widened as the race progressed. Shaffer stayed high, testing the limits of the cushion. Gravel, however, was perfecting the bottom line. The Jason Johnson Racing No. 41 car worked its way to within striking distance of Shaffer and waited for an opportunity to pounce.

There were no mistakes, though. Shaffer was smooth around the top and aggressive with laps cars. If there was an opening, he threw his Rudzik Excavating No. 49x into the gap without hesitation. There was no time to be cautious. Gravel was coming, and he knew it.

“I seen the board that the 41 got by [Schatz] on that yellow,” Shaffer said. “I said ‘Oh, he’s hunting me down.’ I was just trying to make good laps and I knew we’d be hard to beat.”

With Shaffer not making any mistakes, Gravel knew he had to do something drastic if he wanted another Williams Grove victory.

Coming to the white flag, Gravel rocketed his car underneath Shaffer into turn three – closing about a four-car length gap. The momentum slid his car up the track and he went side-by-side with Shaffer, about a foot a part, through turn four. Shaffer held his line – and his eyes closed, he said jokingly. That hindered Gravel’s charge and forced him to fall in line behind the orange and black No. 49x.

“I was close, I didn’t see him there for a second,” Gravel said. “I obviously just gave him a little bit of room to get back by me. If it was twenty or fifty grand (to win) I probably would have slid up here. But it was a good night. We were fast all night long. I feel like we were the only car to run on the bottom of the race track.”

Shaffer pulled away with the lead and the $8,000 win at the opening night of the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals doubleheader – his 27th career Series victory.

With Schatz – second in points – finishing third and Series points leader Brad Sweet finishing seventh, Gravel bested the top two in points for the second straight night and continues to inch his way into the championship battle. He is now 102 points behind Sweet and 88 points behind Schatz.

The reigning champion has also closed the gap to Sweet, now 14 points behind him.

Shaffer isn’t running for points. He’s racing to have fun. He’ll have even more fun if he can get back-to-back wins at Williams Grove Speedway and collect Saturday’s $20,000 winnings. But for now, with the support of fellow racers and friends, he’s just relishing in what he does.

“It’s just about enjoying it,” Shaffer said. “I’ve been doing this for 36 years. That’s why I don’t run a grueling schedule. I run my own grueling schedule. If I want to take a weekend off and go boating, I’m going to do it. But this is what I’ve done my whole life and I’m really enjoying it.”

UP NEXT:

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Saturday, July 27, will return to Williams Grove Speedway for the final night of the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals. Get tickets and more information.

As always, you can catch all World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on www.DIRTVision.com.

Race Results: 7/26/19 – Williams Grove Speedway

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1][$8,000]; 2. 41-David Gravel [4][$4,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$2,500]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [2][$2,200]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [7][$2,100]; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease [12][$2,000]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$1,800]; 8. 21-Brian Montieth [5][$1,600]; 9. 19-Brent Marks [10][$1,500]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][$1,300]; 11. 39-Cory Haas [13][$1,200]; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [18][$1,100]; 13. 2-Carson Macedo [14][$1,000]; 14. 39M-Anthony Macri [20][$700]; 15. 1X-Chad Trout [8][$600]; 16. 83-Daryn Pittman [9][$600]; 17. 11-T.J. Stutts [15][$600]; 18. 5-Shane Stewart [21][$600]; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen [17][$600]; 20. 18-Ian Madsen [16][$600]; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser [22][$600]; 22. 99M-Kyle Moody [24][$600]; 23. 5H-Jeff Halligan [23][$600]; 24. 19M-Landon Myers [19][$600]; 25. 12W-Troy Fraker [25][$600];
Lap Leaders: Tim Shaffer 1-25;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 69K-Lance Dewease[+6]

Qualifying – 1. 41-David Gravel, 16.784; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.797; 3. 21-Brian Montieth, 16.901; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 17.033; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.036; 6. 1X-Chad Trout, 17.042; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.045; 8. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 17.098; 9. 83-Daryn Pittman, 17.121; 10. 2-Carson Macedo, 17.129; 11. 11-T.J. Stutts, 17.148; 12. 69K-Lance Dewease, 17.157; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen, 17.186; 14. 19-Brent Marks, 17.235; 15. 19M-Landon Myers, 17.262; 16. 18-Ian Madsen, 17.279; 17. 39-Cory Haas, 17.28; 18. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.296; 19. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 17.342; 20. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.356; 21. 5-Shane Stewart, 17.374; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.415; 23. 5H-Jeff Halligan, 17.454; 24. 7S-Jason Sides, 17.457; 25. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.501; 26. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 17.572; 27. 53-Jesse Attard, 17.637; 28. 27S-Adrian Shaffer, 17.694; 29. 23-Chris Arnold, 17.768; 30. 47K-Kody Lehman, 17.884; 31. 12W-Troy Fraker, 18.956; 32. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, NT

DRYDENE Heat #1 (8 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 39-Cory Haas [5]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 6. 5-Shane Stewart [6]; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody [7]; 8. 23-Chris Arnold [8]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (8 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 1X-Chad Trout [2]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [4]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [3]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 7. 47K-Kody Lehman [8]; 8. 5C-Dylan Cisney [7]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (8 Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth [1]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 4. 11-T.J. Stutts [3]; 5. 19M-Landon Myers [4]; 6. 5H-Jeff Halligan [6]; 7. 53-Jesse Attard [7]; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker [8]

DRYDENE Heat #4 (8 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [3]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [5]; 6. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [7]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 8. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [8]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 41-David Gravel [5]; 5. 21-Brian Montieth [3]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [8]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 8. 1X-Chad Trout [7]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – 1. 5-Shane Stewart [1][-]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2][-]; 3. 5H-Jeff Halligan [3][-]; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody [5][-]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [4][-]; 6. 53-Jesse Attard [7][-]; 7. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [8][$300]; 8. 5C-Dylan Cisney [6][$250]; 9. 23-Chris Arnold [9][$225]; 10. 47K-Kody Lehman [10][$200]; 11. 12W-Troy Fraker [11][$200]; 12. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [12][$200]

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