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Winner Donny Schatz (Dave Biro Photo)

Schatz Wins Thriller From 10th in 2018 Season Finale at Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC – November 3, 2018 – In fitting fashion, Donny Schatz came from 10th at The Dirt Track at Charlotte to win the final night of the World Finals presented by Can-Am. Schatz wrapped up his 10th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Championship on Thursday. Logan Schuchart, who exchanged slide jobs with Schatz coming to the White Flag, settled for second with ninth-starting Brad Sweet completing the podium.

Spencer Bayston, in search of his first career World of Outlaws win, won the Sears Craftsman Dash, earning the pole for the 30-lap Feature alongside Carson Macedo, who won the second Dash.

It was Macedo, who will join the Outlaws full-time with Kyle Larson Racing in 2019, getting the jump on the initial start to lead the opening circuit. Bayston remained in tow as fifth-starting Logan Schuchart darted to third on the second lap.

Schuchart, who came from 20th to complete the podium Saturday afternoon, took second from Bayston on Lap 8 and set his eyes on Macedo.

Schuchart went for the lead on Lap 9 with a big slide job in turn four, but Macedo powered around the Shark Racing No.1S. Schuchart took the lead on Lap 11 with a slide job in turn two but once again Macedo was ready with a slide job of his own out of turn four to lead the lap.

Jason Sides brought out the first caution of the event on Lap 14. Schatz, who started 10th, went from sixth to fourth on the restart before Sheldon Haudenschild slowed on the following lap.

On that restart Schatz maneuvered by Bayston and Schuchart for the runner-up position and began closing in on Macedo.

Macedo set a strong pace and looked poised out front in his second night racing for KLR but it was not meant to be as a flat right rear tire sent the Lemoore, CA native into the wall with 23 laps complete.

Schatz inherited the lead, but his job was far from done as a determined Schuchart stayed right with the Champion on the restart. As Schuchart closed in on Schatz, the sellout crowd roared in anticipation of an upset victory.

With two laps remaining, Schuchart pulled the big slide job through turn one and two but Schatz returned the favor on the other end to remain in command coming to the White Flag.

A last-ditch effort from Schuchart came up just short as Schatz went on to win his 22nd Feature of the season.

When asked about the pace set by young guns Macedo and Schuchart, Schatz said, “The sport’s pretty damn bright. Even the old guys can still get it done.”

“Hats off to my guys, they have worked their butts off all season. I’m the hardest guy in the pits to work for because if it’s not perfect, I’m not happy,” Schatz said with a smile next to his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No.15. “These guys do an excellent job night in and night out. I felt great on that restart with seven to go and I knew it would take someone with a lot of speed to stay with me and sure enough here comes the 1S.”

Before celebrating his victory, Schatz showed true sportsmanship going over and congratulating Schuchart on a great, clean race.

“I knew it was going to be tough to beat him. I had one shot and couldn’t make it stick but it is great to be able to have a good, clean race with the 10-time Champion,” Schuchart said.

When asked about the progress of Shark Racing, who just secured Drydene Performance as a title sponsor, Schuchart couldn’t help but get emotional, “We have grown tremendously, and it all starts with [Bobby Allen]. I’m so proud to be his grandson,” Schuchart said to a huge ovation.

Brad Sweet clawed his way forward from ninth to finish on the podium. “We’ve been in the hunt all year long. It was a great season and it was nice to end on the podium,” Sweet, who enjoyed a career-best season, said.

Tim Shaffer finished fourth, his second top-five of the day, with 11th-starting Gio Scelzi completing the top-five.Kraig Kinser earned KSE Hard Charger honors, advancing 13 positions after taking a Provisional.

The 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series 40th Anniversary officially comes to an end tomorrow evening with the Awards Banquet. DIRTVision.com will be live streaming both the Sprint Car and Late Model banquets for free.

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$12,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$3,200]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3][$2,800]; 5. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [11][$2,500]; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston [1][$2,300]; 7. 5-David Gravel [6][$2,200]; 8. 5M-Kerry Madsen [4][$2,100]; 9. 41-Joey Saldana [13][$2,050]; 10. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [7][$2,000]; 11. 2-Shane Stewart [8][$1,500]; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [20][$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [25][$100]; 14. 18-Ian Madsen [19][$1,050]; 15. 9-Daryn Pittman [24][$1,000]; 16. 21-Brian Brown [21][$1,000]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [27][$]; 18. 71X-Dominic Scelzi [18][$1,000]; 19. 87-Aaron Reutzel [14][$1,000]; 20. 13-Paul McMahan [12][$1,000]; 21. 19-Brent Marks [17][$1,000]; 22. 83-Cory Eliason [22][$1,000]; 23. W20-Greg Wilson [28][$]; 24. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [16][$1,000]; 25. 1A-Jacob Allen [26][$]; 26. 17A-Austin McCarl [15][$1,000]; 27. 22-Carson Macedo [2][$1,000]; 28. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [23][$1,000];
Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo 1-23, Donny Schatz 24-30;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 11K-Kraig Kinser[+12]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.71; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.772; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.775; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.783; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.798; 6. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 12.83; 7. 41-Joey Saldana, 12.83; 8. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.842; 9. 4-Kasey Kahne, 12.88; 10. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.898; 11. 44-Trey Starks, 12.906; 12. 19-Brent Marks, 12.948; 13. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 12.967; 14. 17A-Austin McCarl, 13.002; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.004; 16. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.01; 17. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.017; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.043; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.08; 20. 35-Justin Henderson, 13.136; 21. 11-Carl Bowser, 13.159; 22. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.268; 23. 97-Caleb Helms, 13.276; 24. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.369; 25. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.586; 26. 14-Jeremy Hill, 14.571

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 5-David Gravel, 12.686; 2. 5M-Kerry Madsen, 12.73; 3. 22-Carson Macedo, 12.732; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.74; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.749; 6. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.775; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.811; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.836; 9. 71X-Dominic Scelzi, 12.849; 10. 21-Brian Brown, 12.871; 11. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 12.876; 12. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 12.899; 13. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.912; 14. 7-Lynton Jeffrey, 12.94; 15. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.96; 16. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.986; 17. 71H-Randy Hannagan, 13.09; 18. 1X-Scott Hunter, 13.108; 19. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.123; 20. 49K-Scott Kreutter, 13.173; 21. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.266; 22. 5A-Justin Barger, 13.289; 23. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 13.303; 24. 84-Tom Harris, 13.55; 25. 5B-Dale Blaney, NT; 26. 49D-Shawn Dancer, NT

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 2. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 3. 41-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [8]; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer [5]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard [9]; 8. 19P-Paige Polyak [6]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [2]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 3. 17A-Austin McCarl [5]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [4]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 6. 35-Justin Henderson [7]; 7. 14-Jeremy Hill [9]; 8. 83-Cory Eliason [3]; 9. 97-Caleb Helms [8]

Heat #3 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [2]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [4]; 4. 4-Kasey Kahne [3]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [8]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 8. 11-Carl Bowser [7]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 7. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 8. 5A-Justin Barger [8]; 9. 5B-Dale Blaney [9]

Heat #5 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 2. 5M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 5. 7-Lynton Jeffrey [5]; 6. 71H-Randy Hannagan [6]; 7. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [8]; 8. 49K-Scott Kreutter [7]; 9. 49D-Shawn Dancer [9]

Heat #6 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 22-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 71X-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [4]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 6. 84-Tom Harris [8]; 7. 40-George Hobaugh [7]; 8. 1X-Scott Hunter [6]

Dash - Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 39-Spencer Bayston; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer ; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 4. 71P-Parker Price-Miller; 5. 49-Brad Sweet; 6. 71-Giovanni Scelzi

Dash #2 - Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 22-Carson Macedo; 2. 5M-Kerry Madsen; 3. 5-David Gravel; 4. 2-Shane Stewart; 5. 15-Donny Schatz; 6. 13-Paul McMahan

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][-]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [4][-]; 3. 11-Carl Bowser [7][$150]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [13][$150]; 5. 35-Justin Henderson [5][$150]; 6. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [10][$125]; 7. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [9][$125]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [8][$125]; 9. 1X-Scott Hunter [2][$125]; 10. 97-Caleb Helms [11][$125]; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard [14][$125]; 12. 84-Tom Harris [12][$125]; 13. 14-Jeremy Hill [15][$125]; 14. 49K-Scott Kreutter [6][$125]; 15. 5A-Justin Barger [16][$125]; 16. 5B-Dale Blaney [17][$125]; 17. 49D-Shawn Dancer [18][$125]; 18. W20-Greg Wilson [3][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1][-]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][-]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4][-]; 4. 83-Cory Eliason [3][-]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [6][-]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [8][-]; 7. 44-Trey Starks [7][$300]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [12][$250]; 9. 7K-Cale Conley [14][$225]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [15][$200]; 11. 4-Kasey Kahne [5][$200]; 12. 51-Freddie Rahmer [9][$200]; 13. 19P-Paige Polyak [13][$200]; 14. 71H-Randy Hannagan [16][$200]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11][$200]; 16. 7-Lynton Jeffrey [10][$200]; 17. 70-Dave Blaney [18][$200]; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen [17][$200]

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Winner Ian Madsen(Dave Biro Photo)

Ian Madsen Gets First Win of Season During Saturday Afternoon Portion of World Finals at Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC – November 3, 2018 – Australian Ian Madsen will be named the 2018 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year and accentuated that honor with his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature win of the year Saturday afternoon during World Finals presented by Can-Am action at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Tim Shaffer surged late to finish second with 20th-starting Logan Schuchart completing the podium.

Tim Shaffer and Aaron Reutzel led the field to Green on the daytime dry, slick racing surface but it was Madsen taking control off of turn four to lead the opening lap.

Shane Stewart, who started beside Madsen in row two, found speed on the cushion blasting to the lead on Lap 5.

It’s no secret it’s been a challenging year for Shane Stewart and that continued Saturday afternoon as a flat tire on the Kyle Larson Racing No.2 on Lap 13 summarized their 2018 season.

Madsen inherited the lead for the double-file restart, but all eyes were on 20th-starting Logan Schuchart and 17th-starting Greg Wilson who made their way into the top-five before the half-way point.

The ensuing restart saw Brian Brown go for a vicious ride through turn one and two. Brown was uninjured in the accident.

When action resumed, Wilson and Schuchart jockeyed for the runner-up position as they both reeled in the KCP Racing No.18.

With Madsen out front, Wilson glued to the bottom and Schuchart banging down the cushion, the capacity crowd at The Dirt Track at Charlotte roared with excitement as they nearly went 3-wide for the lead.

With five laps remaining a caution for Brent Marks halted the torrid battle for the lead with Madsen out front followed by Schuchart and Wilson. The single-file restart gave Schuchart the opportunity to set up a pass for the lead, but Madsen powered away convincingly

Tim Shaffer reclaimed third from Wilson before the Red Flag flew for Parker Price-Miller, who tipped lightly on his side, with three laps remaining.

With one last restart, Schuchart again looked to the bottom side for the lead but brushed off his speed and allowed Tim Shaffer to regain second as Ian Madsen went on to win his third career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature.

“This is an awesome feeling. We’ve been coming to this event every year and it keeps getting bigger and bigger. It’s awesome to be a part of the World Finals,” a relieved Madsen said.

“Day-time racing is tricky, especially when the preferred racing line kept changing. I saw Logan behind me and I know he’s particularly good on these type of race tracks,” the Australian added before thanking his KCP Racing Team and saying hello to all of his family, friends and car owner, who are scattered around the world.

Tim Shaffer and 20th-starting Schuchart completed the podium. Shaffer found speed late, said he wished there were 10 more laps and referenced how strong he felt when he pulled the wing all the way back.

Schuchart, who earned KSE Hard Charger honors, emphasized that he wanted to get the win for Drydene Performance, who announced Thursday a multi-year partnership with both Shark Racing cars and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

12th-starting Spencer Bayston charged to fourth with Greg Wilson fading late, but still officially being scored with a strong 17th to fifth run. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series completes its 40th Anniversary Season with the night portion of the World Finals presented by Can-Am double-header at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway! As always, watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Feature: (30 Laps): 1. 18-Ian Madsen [3][$12,000]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [20][$3,200]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [12][$2,800]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [17][$2,500]; 6. 5-David Gravel [10][$2,300]; 7. 83-Cory Eliason [15][$2,200]; 8. 22-Carson Macedo [8][$2,100]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2][$2,050]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [21][$2,000]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [18][$1,500]; 12. 4-Kasey Kahne [13][$1,200]; 13. 5M-Kerry Madsen [11][$1,100]; 14. 9-Daryn Pittman [25][$50]; 15. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [14][$1,000]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [27][$]; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen [28][$]; 18. 41-Joey Saldana [24][$1,000]; 19. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$1,000]; 20. 19-Brent Marks [26][$]; 21. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [16][$1,000]; 22. 13-Paul McMahan [5][$1,000]; 23. 7S-Jason Sides [29][$]; 24. 44-Trey Starks [23][$1,000]; 25. 71X-Dominic Scelzi [22][$1,000]; 26. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [19][$1,000]; 27. 19P-Paige Polyak [9][$1,000]; 28. 2-Shane Stewart [4][$1,000]; 29. 21-Brian Brown [6][$1,000];
Lap Leaders: Ian Madsen 1-4, 13-30; Shane Stewart 5-12;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+17]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 19P-Paige Polyak, 12.724; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.727; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.728; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.771; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.785; 6. 5M-Kerry Madsen, 12.8; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.811; 8. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.818; 9. 44-Trey Starks, 12.835; 10. 4-Kasey Kahne, 12.862; 11. 41-Joey Saldana, 12.899; 12. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.916; 13. 19-Brent Marks, 12.919; 14. 17A-Austin McCarl, 12.98; 15. 7-Lynton Jeffrey, 12.991; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.009; 17. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 13.011; 18. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.052; 19. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.053; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.069; 21. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.108; 22. 71H-Randy Hannagan, 13.154; 23. 1X-Scott Hunter, 13.232; 24. 11-Carl Bowser, 13.248; 25. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.502; 26. 14-Jeremy Hill, 14.819

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.607; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.648; 3. 5-David Gravel, 12.675; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.722; 5. 22-Carson Macedo, 12.729; 6. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.735; 7. 21-Brian Brown, 12.756; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.763; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.792; 10. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 12.832; 11. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 12.838; 12. 71X-Dominic Scelzi, 12.889; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.918; 14. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.921; 15. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.925; 16. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 12.994; 17. 35-Justin Henderson, 13.037; 18. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 13.156; 19. 49K-Scott Kreutter, 13.166; 20. 97-Caleb Helms, 13.188; 21. 5A-Justin Barger, 13.229; 22. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.248; 23. 5B-Dale Blaney, 13.312; 24. 84-Tom Harris, 13.482; 25. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.505; 26. 49D-Shawn Dancer, NT

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 19P-Paige Polyak [1]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 4-Kasey Kahne [4]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 7. 71H-Randy Hannagan [8]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [6]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 83-Cory Eliason [3]; 4. 41-Joey Saldana [4]; 5. 17A-Austin McCarl [5]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [6]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 8. 1X-Scott Hunter [8]; 9. 14-Jeremy Hill [9]

Heat #3 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 5M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [6]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [3]; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer [7]; 7. 7-Lynton Jeffrey [5]; 8. 11-Carl Bowser [8]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 3. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [4]; 4. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [8]; 6. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [6]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 8. 49K-Scott Kreutter [7]; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard [9]

Heat #5 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 2. 22-Carson Macedo [2]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 6. 35-Justin Henderson [6]; 7. 97-Caleb Helms [7]; 8. 5B-Dale Blaney [8]; 9. 49D-Shawn Dancer [9]

Heat #6 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer: 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 5. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [6]; 6. 84-Tom Harris [8]; 7. 71X-Dominic Scelzi [4]; 8. 5A-Justin Barger [7]

Dash - Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer; 2. 18-Ian Madsen; 3. 13-Paul McMahan; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild; 5. 19P-Paige Polyak; 6. 5M-Kerry Madsen

Dash #2 - Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 2. 2-Shane Stewart; 3. 21-Brian Brown; 4. 22-Carson Macedo; 5. 5-David Gravel; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1][-]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [3][-]; 3. 71H-Randy Hannagan [7][$150]; 4. 97-Caleb Helms [6][$150]; 5. 1X-Scott Hunter [9][$150]; 6. 11-Carl Bowser [11][$125]; 7. 49K-Scott Kreutter [4][$125]; 8. 84-Tom Harris [10][$125]; 9. 40-George Hobaugh [13][$125]; 10. 14-Jeremy Hill [14][$125]; 11. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [2][$125]; 12. 51-Freddie Rahmer [5][$125]; 13. 49H-Bradley Howard [12][$125]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [18][$125]; 15. 5B-Dale Blaney [15][$125]; 16. 5A-Justin Barger [16][$125]; 17. 49D-Shawn Dancer [17][$125]; 18. 99-Skylar Gee [8][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [2][-]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1][-]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4][-]; 4. 71X-Dominic Scelzi [6][-]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [3][-]; 6. 41-Joey Saldana [5][-]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [7][$300]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8][$250]; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman [12][$225]; 10. 7-Lynton Jeffrey [11][$200]; 11. 35-Justin Henderson [16][$200]; 12. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [13][$200]; 13. O7-Gerard McIntyre [17][$200]; 14. 70-Dave Blaney [15][$200]; 15. 7K-Cale Conley [10][$200]; 16. 17A-Austin McCarl [9][$200]; 17. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [14][$200]; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen [18][$200]

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Afternoon Rain and Track Curfew Force Friday’s World Finals Features to Saturday Afternoon

Afternoon Rain and Track Curfew Force Friday’s World Finals Features to Saturday Afternoon

CHARLOTTE, NC – November 2, 2018 – Heavy afternoon rain and a midnight curfew at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway allowed the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series to get everything in except the Features on Night Two of the World Finals presented by Can-Am. Friday's Super DIRTcar Series Feature will take place Saturday afternoon at 1:30 with the Late Model and Sprint Car Features to follow. Saturday’s portion of the event will kick-off with Opening Ceremonies at 4:45pm.

Paige Polyak, Tim Shaffer, Ian Madsen, Aaron Reutzel, Spencer Bayston and David Gravel won the six World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Heat Races before Gerard McIntyre won the C Main and fast timer Parker Price-Miller won the Last Chance Showdown.

Shaffer and Reutzel drew the pole and won their respective Sears Craftsman Dashes to earn the front row for the 30-lap, $12,000 to win, $1,000 to start Feature. Shaffer will look for his first Outlaw triumph of the season while Reutzel will be in search of his second, after scoring his first career World of Outlaws win at Tulare in March.

Ian Madsen and Shane Stewart will occupy the second row. Madsen, who will be crowned 2018 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, would love nothing more to accentuate that honor with his first win of the season. Stewart’s five-year tenure with Kyle Larson Racing will come to a close tomorrow and a victory would be a strong ending to a challenging year.

David Gravel entered the evening 24 points ahead of Daryn Pittman for third in the Series Point Standings. Gravel was strong winning his Heat Race and will lineup 10th, while Pittman struggled and was forced to use a Provisional, meaning he will start 25th.

The 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series 40th Anniversary Season will come to a close tomorrow at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway with the conclusion of the World Finals presented by Can-Am. Saturday’s portion of the event will kick-off with Opening Ceremonies at 4:45pm. Watch every lap of the double-header tomorrow LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

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Donny Schatz Clinches 10th World of Outlaws Title Thursday at World Finals (Dave Biro Photo)

Price-Miller, Gravel Fastest in Qualifying as Donny Schatz Clinches 10th World of Outlaws Title Thursday at World Finals

CHARLOTTE, NC – November 1, 2018 – Parker Price-Miller and David Gravel set fast time for Friday and Saturday night, respectively, but it was Donny Schatz stealing the show during Thursday’s World Finals presented by Can-Am at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. By taking the track Thursday, Schatz clinched his 10th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Championship, and fifth straight, aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No.15.

Schatz will look to add to his 21 wins in 2018 this weekend after going eighth and fourth quick during Qualifying Thursday evening.

Indiana’s Parker Price-Miller was the quickest of the 52 cars signed in during Friday’s Qualifying with a lap of 12.607 with David Gravel setting the mark for Saturday’s Qualifying with a lap of 12.686. Both drivers set overall fast time from Flight B.

The young lady from Tiffin, OH, Paige Polyak was fastest in Flight A for Friday while Price-Miller, in one of three Indy Race Parts entries this weekend, was fastest in Flight A for Saturday.

Soon to be named the 2018 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, Ian Madsen positioned himself nicely for the weekend going third and fourth quick.

Last year’s Rookie of the Year, Sheldon Haudenschild also had a strong evening, as he will start from the front row of his Heat Race both nights.

In his first night aboard a Kyle Larson Racing entry, Carson Macedo went fifth and third quick, respectively, to earn a front row starting spot in both of his Heats as well.

Tennessee’s Paul McMahan, Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer and Australia’s Kerry Madsen will also be on the front row of their Heats both nights. Madsen is aboard a second CJB Motorsports entry for the weekend.

The evening went relatively smoothly for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, as the only caution during Green Flag action came when Kasey Kahne lost a wheel and spun on his second Qualifying lap. Kahne was still able to go 10th and ninth quick during his sessions and will be ready to go when racing action gets underway. Ohio’s Shawn Dancer had mechanical issues and did not record a lap for either Friday or Saturday.

Friday’s World Finals presented by Can-Am is still on as scheduled, stay tuned to World of Outlaws and The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s social media channels for the most up-to-date news regarding schedule changes.

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Winner Donnie Schatz (Michael Fry Photo)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Winner Donnie Schatz (Lonnie Wheatley Photo)

Donny Schatz Hits 20-Win Mark for Sixth Consecutive Season with Dodge City Victory

DODGE CITY, KS – October 20, 2018 – Donny Schatz passed Ian Madsen on Lap 9 in lapped traffic and held off Madsen’s late race surge to win his 20th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series of 2018, Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park. Madsen, in his first visit to Dodge City, settled for second with Daryn Pittman completing the podium.

Ian Madsen set a new Dodge City track record in Qualifying, won his Heat and the Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole for the 30-lap Feature. Madsen got a strong initial start to lead the opening lap. The Australian, who will be crowned as the 2018 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year at the years end, reached lapped traffic by the fourth circuit on the lightning-fast racing surface.

Madsen cleared the first slower car, but was held up by local Steven Richardson, allowing Schatz to close the gap. Madsen remained behind Richardson as Schatz got a strong run entering turn one to take the lead down the backstretch on the ninth circuit.

Schatz officially led the ninth lap before the caution flew for third-place running Sheldon Haudenschild. Haudenschild, who was also making his Dodge City debut, was able to return at the rear of the field.

The ensuing double-file restart saw Schatz and Madsen race away from the field, establishing themselves as the class of the field. Similar to Madsen early in the race, Schatz’ pace slowed dramatically when he reached lapped traffic. Madsen closed in on the nine-time Series Champion, and took a look underneath for the lead, but couldn’t complete the pass.

A sputtering Adam Gullion brought out the caution with 18 laps complete, giving the leaders a clear track. Two laps later, Jade Hastings blew up, setting up a ten-lap sprint to the finish.

Schatz and Madsen again pulled away from the field, as Kasey Kahne Racing teammates Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet jockeyed for third. Schatz reached traffic and again was forced to slow his pace on the tacky racing surface. Madsen closed in once again but came up .279 short, as Schatz took the Checkered Flag for the 20th time in 2018.

When asked about the difficulties of lapped traffic, Schatz said with a smile, “It’s how I got the lead and it’s how I almost lost it. They didn’t do anything wrong, but it was definitely tough to get by them.”

The win was Schatz and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No.15 team 20th win of the year, marking the sixth consecutive season they’ve reached that total. “It’s a testament to how great this team is, but we’re never satisfied. 20 wins isn’t enough, 40 wins isn’t enough, that’s what makes this team so great,” Schatz said about reaching the 20-win plateau.

“It’s a privilege to be able to drive for this great team against the greatest drivers in the world at the nicest facilities in the country,” Schatz said as a dual-compliment to the World of Outlaws competition and Dodge City Raceway Park.

Ian Madsen was obviously disappointed to not finish the job but remained in good spirits. “It was a great night for this KCP team, I had a lot of family and friends here tonight and our car owner was here as well, so it was great to have a good finish for all of them. I just read lapped traffic wrong, hopefully we can pick up a win here in the last two weeks,” Madsen said.

Daryn Pittman, fresh off his Lakeside victory a night ago, completed the podium and continued his recent hot streak. “We’re really happy where this team is right now, it’s a shame the year is coming to an end,” Pittman said next to his Ionomy-sponsored KKR No.9.

Brad Sweet and 12th-starting Brian Brown completed the top-five. Sam Hafertepe Jr. earned KSE Hard Charger honors, coming from last to 15th.

A chilly evening and good air had Dodge City Raceway Park in unchartered territory as 22 of the 23 cars signed in broke the 13-year-old track record. Ian Madsen’s Quick Time was nearly a half-second quicker than the existing fastest lap. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has two weekends left in its 40th Anniversary Season.

Next weekend, the Series heads back to Central Pennsylvania for the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway. Saturday’s 50-lap Feature will pay $51,000 to the winner. Following that, the Outlaws will conclude the year at the World Finals presented by Can-Am at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. As always, if you can’t make it to the track, watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$10,000]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [1][$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4][$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$2,800]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [12][$2,500]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9][$2,300]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [5][$2,200]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [8][$2,100]; 9. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [11][$2,050]; 10. 5-David Gravel [14][$2,000]; 11. 41-Joey Saldana [15][$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [7][$1,200]; 13. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$1,100]; 14. 4-Brock Zearfoss [10][$1,050]; 15. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [23][$1,000]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16][$900]; 17. 1X-Don Droud [19][$800]; 18. 8H-Jade Hastings [18][$800]; 19. 91-Adam Gullion [20][$800]; 20. W20-Greg Wilson [13][$800]; 21. O-Steven Richardson [21][$800]; 22. 2C-Wayne Johnson [22][$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [17][$800];
Lap Leaders: Ian Madsen 1-8, Donny Schatz 9-30;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 15H-Sam Hafertepe[+8]

Qualifying: 1. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.759; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.761; 3. 19-Brent Marks, 11.764; 4. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.787; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.802; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.807; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.822; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.827; 9. 21-Brian Brown, 11.863; 10. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.902; 11. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.903; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.92; 13. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 11.943; 14. 5-David Gravel, 11.946; 15. O-Steven Richardson, 11.97; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.01; 17. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 12.024; 18. 41-Joey Saldana, 12.043; 19. 1X-Don Droud, 12.081; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.09; 21. 8H-Jade Hastings, 12.165; 22. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.2; 23. 91-Adam Gullion, 12.351

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer: 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 4. 4-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 7. 1X-Don Droud [7]; 8. 2C-Wayne Johnson [8]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer: 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [4]; 5. 5-David Gravel [5]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 7. 91-Adam Gullion [8]; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [6]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer: 1. 19-Brent Marks [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 5. 41-Joey Saldana [6]; 6. 8H-Jade Hastings [7]; 7. O-Steven Richardson [5]

Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [5]

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Winner Daryn Pittman (Dave Biro Photo)

Daryn Pittman Convincingly Scores 9th Win of 2018 in FVP Platinum Battery Shootout at Lakeside Speedway

KANSAS CITY, KS – October 19, 2018 – Daryn Pittman scored his ninth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature win of the season in convincing fashion, leading every lap of the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout at Lakeside Speedway. Donny Schatz extended his points lead with a runner-up finish and Sheldon Haudenschild completed the podium. It was Pittman’s 81st career World of Outlaws win and second at Lakeside with his prior triumph coming 15 years ago in 2003.

Pittman won the Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole for the 30-lap Feature, alongside Logan Schuchart. Pittman held off an early charge from Schuchart to take command of the field.

A fast racing surface allowed Pittman to reach lapped traffic on Lap 8. The Oklahoma veteran negotiated traffic well, before the lone caution flag of the Feature fell on Lap 12 as heartbreak struck second-place running Logan Schuchart. Schuchart smoked down the frontstretch before coming to stop in turn one, ending his evening.

Sheldon Haudenschild assumed second place alongside Pittman with Jason Sides and Donny Schatz in row two of the double-file restart.

Pittman powered away from the field with a strong restart as Haudenschild and Schatz waged war for the second spot with the nine-time and defending Series Champion taking the position for good on Lap 16.

Schatz narrowed Pittman’s lead, but the Kasey Kahne Racing, Ionomy-sponsored No.9 remained proficient through traffic.

The best battle on the race track was between Jason Sides, Brad Sweet and Joey Saldana, aboard the Jason Johnson Racing No.41, as the trio utilized the entire the Lakeside Speedway racing surface battling for the fifth position.

Back up front, Schatz continued to close in on Pittman, but time was running out. With five laps remaining, Pittman maintained good speed on the cushion as Schatz was a car-length lower than him, desperately trying to reel him in.

Pittman stayed strong up top and rode the cushion to victory, a mere .586 seconds ahead of Schatz.

“This place is always been a track I’ve enjoyed coming to. If your car is good, you can get by guys and as a racer that’s all you can ask for,” Pittman said speaking fondly of Lakeside Speedway.

“Hats off to my guys, my car was great. It was a lot of fun, lapped traffic was tight, but I could move around and maintain speed everywhere. Man, these wins are hard to come by. I’ve been doing this a long time and they never get easier,” Pittman said with a smile next to his KKR No.9.

Schatz settled for second and kept things simple after the race, “That’s the way it goes sometimes. We got ourselves up there to compete for the win but didn’t get it. We’ll try again tomorrow.”

In his second career Lakeside appearance, Sheldon Haudenschild landed on the podium for the second consecutive year, finishing third. “The 9 and 15 were good, I like this place, it’s wide and fast. It’s definitely cool to have Ricky [Stenhouse Jr.] here and a couple of the NASCAR boys, we’ll try again tomorrow,” Haudenschild said next to his NOS Energy Drink sponsored Stenhouse Jr-Marshall No.17.

Shane Stewart was strong all night and finished fourth with Joey Saldana finishing fifth in his debut aboard the JJR No.41.

Brad Sweet, Jason Sides, Ian Madsen, Kraig Kinser and Brent Marks completed the all-Outlaw top-ten. Brock Zearfoss, in his Lakeside debut, earned KSE Hard Charger honors coming from the LCS to finish 11th.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season tomorrow with a return to Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, KS. Weather has prevented the Series from racing there since 2015, don’t miss this year’s Boot Hill Showdown. As always, if you can’t make it to the track, watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$5,500]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$3,200]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [5][$2,800]; 5. 41-Joey Saldana [8][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$2,300]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [6][$2,200]; 8. 18-Ian Madsen [10][$2,100]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9][$2,050]; 10. 19-Brent Marks [13][$2,000]; 11. 4-Brock Zearfoss [19][$1,500]; 12. 2M-Kerry Madsen [11][$1,200]; 13. 21-Brian Brown [12][$1,100]; 14. 5-David Gravel [15][$1,050]; 15. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [18][$1,000]; 16. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [14][$900]; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen [20][$800]; 18. 35L-Cody Ledger [24][$800]; 19. 33M-Mason Daniel [17][$800]; 20. W20-Greg Wilson [22][$800]; 21. 2C-Wayne Johnson [23][$800]; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$800]; 23. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [21][$800]; 24. 1X-Don Droud [16][$800];
Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-30;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 4-Brock Zearfoss[+8]

Qualifying: 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.626; 2. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.734; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.744; 4. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.758; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.76; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.764; 7. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.799; 8. 41-Joey Saldana, 13.814; 9. 21-Brian Brown, 13.831; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.833; 11. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.844; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.909; 13. 1X-Don Droud, 13.964; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.969; 15. 5-David Gravel, 13.98; 16. 19-Brent Marks, 13.985; 17. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.997; 18. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 14.022; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.024; 20. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 14.04; 21. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 14.117; 22. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 14.123; 23. 33M-Mason Daniel, 14.226; 24. 35L-Cody Ledger, 14.302; 25. 8H-Jade Hastings, 14.395; 26. 91-Adam Gullion, 14.853; 27. 91X-Riley Kreisel, 15.125

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 6. 1X-Don Droud [5]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 8. 2C-Wayne Johnson [8]; 9. 8H-Jade Hastings [9]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 41-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 5. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 6. 33M-Mason Daniel [8]; 7. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [7]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 9. 91-Adam Gullion [9]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 5. 5-David Gravel [5]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [7]; 7. 4-Brock Zearfoss [6]; 8. 35L-Cody Ledger [8]; 9. 91X-Riley Kreisel [9]

Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 4-Brock Zearfoss [2][-]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][-]; 3. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [4][-]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [3][-]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson [5][-]; 6. 35L-Cody Ledger [6][-]; 7. 8H-Jade Hastings [7][$300]; 8. 91-Adam Gullion [8][$250]; 9. 91X-Riley Kreisel [9][$225]

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