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Schatz Gets Underneath Haudenschild Late to Win Third Feature of 2018 in FVP Outlaw Showdown at Las Vegas

Schatz, Haudenschild go one-two again, have combined for all five WoO Feature wins to open 2018

LAS VEGAS, NV - March 1, 2018 - Donny Schatz patiently chased Sheldon Haudenschild all Feature before taking the lead with five laps remaining to capture Night Two of the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Haudenschild led 25 laps but settled for second to continue his torrid start to 2018 with David Gravel coming from 12th to complete the podium.

Texas native Aaron Reutzel, in search of his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory, won the Craftsman Club Dash earning the pole, but it was Haudenschild getting the jump to lead lap one of the Feature. Schatz started fifth and began working the bottom of the speedway meticulously, yet effectively moving into third on lap six and by Reutzel into second one lap later.

Haudenschild's lead disappeared in traffic as he and the nine-time Series Champion were side by side at the line on lap 12. As the duo entered turn one, the lone Red Flag of the Feature halted action as Kerry Madsen got upside in turn two. Madsen walked away from the incident under his own power.

A lap 15 caution gave Schatz the opportunity to size up the Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall No. 17. The duo battled side-by-side for a pair of laps with the young Haudenschild pounding the cushion and the veteran Schatz smooth as can be on the bottom.

Two laps later, on another restart, Schatz slipped as far back as fifth but came back a man possessed and charged his way, on the bottom, back to the runner-up position in time for the final caution of the night, which flew on lap 22.

Haudenschild fended off Schatz for a trio of laps before lowering his line in turn three and four, allowing Schatz to get underneath him and lead lap 26. Sheldon got up on the wheel and made it close in the final laps but was unable to secure the sweep of the weekend, settling for second. .

"I felt like I ran 29 good laps and one not very good lap and Donny is great at capitalizing on any mistake," Haudenschild said after the race. "I'm still really happy with our performance this weekend. I can't thank NOS Energy Drink, the Marshall family and Ricky [Stenhouse Jr.] enough. We are having a lot of fun and that's what matters most," the Wooster, OH native added.

"Sheldon was really good on the cushion and I was kind of married to the bottom because I knew you are not going to pass him up there," Schatz, who has now won three of the five Outlaw races in 2018, said.

When asked about his hiccup and falling back on the restart, Schatz smiled and said, "Well, that's what it makes it fun. We made up for it. My guys gave me an awesome working race car and we are looking forward to Ricky [Warner] coming back to us, but we are hitting on all cylinders right now. Hopefully we can keep winning some more races," Schatz added.

For the second consecutive night, David Gravel charged from deep to a top-five finish, this time coming from 12th to complete the podium. "We are passing a lot of cars in the Feature, we just need to qualify better and get some better track position. Hats off to my guys, we had to change motors before Qualifying and we are able to bounce back," a pleased Gravel said.

FVP sponsored driver Brian Brown bounced back from a DNF in the Craftsman Club Dash to finish fourth with Reutzel completing the top five. Logan Schuchart earned KSE Hard Charger honors coming from 22nd to eighth.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series begin its month-long journey through California Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Perris Auto Speedway. For tickets to the SoCal Showdown, click here. As always, you can catch all the action live on!

RACE RESULTS FROM : The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway - March 1, 2018

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$10,000]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$5,000]; 3. 5-David Gravel [12][$3,000]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [8][$2,700]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$2,200]; 7. 14-Jason Meyers [3][$2,000]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [22][$1,800]; 9. 26-Joey Saldana [7][$1,600]; 10. 2-Shane Stewart [20][$1,450]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [16][$1,300]; 12. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [18][$1,200]; 13. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [21][$1,100]; 14. 4-Parker Price-Miller [11][$1,000]; 15. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg [10][$950]; 16. 24R-Rico Abreu [17][$900]; 17. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [24][$850]; 18. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4][$750]; 19. 83-Cory Eliason [19][$725]; 20. 41-Jason Johnson [25][$]; 21. 29-Willie Croft [15][$700]; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser [27][$]; 23. 17A-Austin McCarl [14][$700]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$700]; 25. 9-Daryn Pittman [26][$]; 26. 2M-Kerry Madsen [13][$700]; 27. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [23][$700]; Lap Leaders: Sheldon Haudenschild 1-25, Donny Schatz 26-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+14]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.123; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 15.24; 3. 26-Joey Saldana, 15.248; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.323; 5. 57-Giovanni Scelzi, 15.402; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.464; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.475; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.492; 9. 24R-Rico Abreu, 15.51; 10. 83-Cory Eliason, 15.514; 11. 88N-DJ Netto, 15.593; 12. 29-Willie Croft, 15.603; 13. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 15.659; 14. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 15.687; 15. 24-Terry McCarl, 15.732; 16. 13-Clyde Knipp, 15.775; 17. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 15.887; 18. 2B-Billy Chester, 16.031; 19. OO-Dane Lorenc, 16.403; 20. 22-Cori Andrews, 17.035; 21. 90-Randy Waitman, 17.34; 22. 45T-Trevor Baker, NT

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg, 15.496; 2. 14-Jason Meyers, 15.515; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 15.518; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.583; 5. 17A-Austin McCarl, 15.606; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 15.641; 7. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 15.677; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 15.695; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.714; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 15.719; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman, 15.724; 12. 5-David Gravel, 15.771; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.777; 14. 41-Jason Johnson, 15.798; 15. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier, 15.867; 16. 19-Brent Marks, 15.916; 17. 45-Paul McMahan, 16.053; 18. 3C-Tanner Thorson, 16.065; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.07; 20. 10-Matthew Moles, 16.408; 21. 11-Max McGhee, 16.506; 22. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.619

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 2. 26-Joey Saldana [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7]; 5. 24R-Rico Abreu [5]; 6. 88N-DJ Netto [6]; 7. 55-Brooke Tatnell [9]; 8. 24-Terry McCarl [8]; 9. OO-Dane Lorenc [10]; 10. 90-Randy Waitman [11]; 11. 57-Giovanni Scelzi [3]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 4. 29-Willie Croft [6]; 5. 83-Cory Eliason [5]; 6. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [7]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [8]; 9. 2B-Billy Chester [9]; 10. 22-Cori Andrews [10]; 11. 45T-Trevor Baker [11]

Heat #3 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 3. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg [1]; 4. 17A-Austin McCarl [3]; 5. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [8]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [6]; 7. 45-Paul McMahan [9]; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [4]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [10]; 10. 11-Max McGhee [11]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 14-Jason Meyers [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 3. 5-David Gravel [6]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [8]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [7]; 9. 3C-Tanner Thorson [9]; 10. W20-Greg Wilson [11]; 11. 10-Matthew Moles [10]

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5]; 3. 14-Jason Meyers [3]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [8]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 7. 26-Joey Saldana [7]; 8. 21-Brian Brown [2]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. 55-Brooke Tatnell [1][-]; 2. 45-Paul McMahan [2][-]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [11][$150]; 4. 11-Max McGhee [10][$150]; 5. OO-Dane Lorenc [5][$150]; 6. 90-Randy Waitman [9][$125]; 7. 22-Cori Andrews [7][$125]; 8. 2B-Billy Chester [3][$125]; 9. 3C-Tanner Thorson [4][$125]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [6][$125]; 11. 10-Matthew Moles [8][$125]; 12. 45T-Trevor Baker [12][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [3][-]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][-]; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [1][-]; 4. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [6][-]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [5][$300]; 6. 24-Terry McCarl [8][$250]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson [9][$225]; 8. 45-Paul McMahan [14][$200]; 9. 88N-DJ Netto [4][$200]; 10. 19-Brent Marks [11][$200]; 11. 55-Brooke Tatnell [13][$200]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7][$200]; 13. 13-Clyde Knipp [10][$200]; 14. 57-Giovanni Scelzi [12][$200]

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Las Vegas, NV........Justin Grant of Ione, Calif. completed a "clean sweep" of the 7th FVP Showdown for USAC West Coast and Sands Chevrolet Southwest Sprint Cars at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Thursday night's 25-lap feature victory. Wednesday's winner started sixth in Thursday's race but ran down early leaders Brady Short and Brady Bacon to grab the lead on lap four in Bill Michael's #77M Kodiak Products/Beal's Auto Body Sherman/Ford. He proceeded to lead the final 22 laps to beat Brody Roa, Tyler Courtney and Bacon, who waged a race-long battle for the runner-up spot. Stevie Sussex rounded out the "top-five" at the checkered flag. "These guys are awesome," said Grant about his team. The car really stuck wherever we put it but the rest of the field kept us honest tonight. "I really had to work for this one." Grant was also the fastest qualifier and won his heat race. Colton Hardy came from 17th to 8th to claim the Saldana Racing Products/Racing Optics Hard Charger award.

USAC WEST COAST/SANDS CHEVROLET SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR "Special Event" RACE RESULTS: March 1, 2018 - Las Vegas, Nevada - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway - 7th "FVP Showdown"

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY/BEAVER STRIPES QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Justin Grant, 77M, Michael-19.000; 2. Colby Copeland, 24, Copeland-19.218; 3. Charles Davis Jr., 50, Davis-19.348; 4. Landon Cling, 54, Cling-19.580; 5. Tye Mihocko, 5, Mihocko-19.593; 6. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-19.606; 7. Jake Swanson, 34, Grau-19.619; 8. Stevie Sussex, 34AZ, Grau-19.642; 9. Tanner Carrick, 83T, Carrick-19.729; 10. Tyler Courtney, 56, Phulps-19.920; 11. Brady Bacon, 73, Ford-19.986; 12. Dalton Hill, 81D, Double D-19.988; 13. Michael Fanelli, 2, Fanelli-20.042; 14. Kevin Thomas Jr., 42, Cheney-20.042; 15. Brady Short, 19, Reinbold/Underwood-20.296; 16. Dennis Gile, 13G, Gile-20.349; 17. Colton Hardy, 74, Williams-20.374; 18. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-20.885; 19. Larry Kesterson, F2, Kesterson-21.642; 20. Ryan Stolz, 72, Ford-22.287; 21. Johnnie Butler, 54X, Butler-22.615; 22. Austin Ervine, 51, AJ-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Grant, 2. Courtney, 3. Swanson, 4. Cling, 5. Gile, 6. Fanelli, 7. Kesterson, 8. Ervine. NT

KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS/ROD END SUPPLY SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Sussex, 3. Mihocko, 4. Copeland, 5. Thomas, 6. Hardy, 7. Stolz. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INCORPORATED/ROD END SUPPLY THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Roa, 2. Short, 3. Davis, 4. Hill, 5. Carrick, 6. Shaw, 7. Butler. NT

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Justin Grant, 2. Brody Roa, 3. Tyler Courtney, 4. Brady Bacon, 5. Stevie Sussex, 6. Brady Short, 7. Colby Copeland, 8. Colton Hardy, 9. Charles Davis Jr., 10. Jake Swanson, 11. Landon Cling, 12. Tye Mihocko, 13. Kevin Thomas Jr., 14. Tanner Carrick, 15. Michael Fanelli, 16. Koen Shaw, 17. Johnnie Butler, 18. Austin Ervine, 19. Larry Kesterson, 20. Dennis Gile, 21. Dalton Hill, 22. Ryan Stolz. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Short, Lap 3 Bacon, Laps 4-25 Grant.


NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: March 9 - Tulare, California - Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway


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Sheldon Haudenschild Survives Marathon Vegas Feature for Second Win of 2018

Haudenschild and SJM open 2018 Outlaw Season with two wins in four starts

LAS VEGAS, NV - February 28, 2017 - Sheldon Haudenschild and his new Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall racing are firing on all cylinders in 2018. Haudenschild assumed the lead after early leader Brian Brown slowed with a flat tire 10 laps in and held off veterans Donny Schatz and Tim Shaffer on numerous restarts to score the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory on Night 1 of the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 10th-starting Donny Schatz and 12th-starting Brad Sweet completed the podium.

FVP sponsored driver Brian Brown was vying for a perfect night after setting fast time in Flight B of Qualifying, dominating his Heat and winning the Craftsman Club Dash. Brown led the first 10 laps of the Feature before succumbing to a flat tire in turn four, bringing out the first of many cautions in the 30-lap Feature.

Haudenschild, who had closed in on Brown significantly before his tire blew, assumed the lead with Shaffer to his inside. The next four laps saw three cautions for three different drivers. By the halfway point, Haudenschild separated himself from Shaffer and 16th-starting David Gravel and worked his way into third. A lap later, Donny Schatz blasted underneath Gravel and Shaffer to secure second.

Willie Croft slowed to a stop bringing out the caution with Schatz to the inside of Haudenschild. Brent Marks spun on the ensuing restart, setting up a single-file restart. The next start Logan Schuchart hit the infield tire in turn four and Cory Eliason did the same thing on attempt number three of Lap 21. Schuchart and Eliason, who were both competing for a top-five finish, did not return.

Ian Madsen slowed with seven to go forcing an Open Red and giving Schatz one more chance to steal the win away from Sheldon. It was not meant to be as Haudenschild powered away on the restart and went on to win by 1.417 seconds.

When asked about the multitude of restarts, Haudenschild said, "It was difficult. On one hand, you are happy because you get a couple of laps with a free track, but it gets hard to jump in front of guys like Shaffer and Schatz on consecutive restarts."

"To get a win here, where I don't have a lot of laps is awesome," the Wooster, OH native added. After capturing the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award last season without winning a Feature, Haudenschild has now won two of the four World of Outlaws races completed to open 2018.

Schatz, who edged in front of Haudenschild on one of the Lap 20 restarts only to have it negated by another caution, said, "That's the way racing is," before adding, "It was a handful out there, but the guys gave me a great car and we will settle for second tonight."

Sweet, who quietly worked his way forward late in the race, was happy with third, "It was a marathon," the Grass Valley, CA native said with a grin. "I got up there early and made a few mistakes. Luckily, we had a good enough car to get back up there. We'll be back tomorrow and hopefully put on a better show."

Shaffer and Gravel held on to complete the top five with Jason Johnson, 21st-starting Kerry Madsen, Daryn Pittman, Brent Marks and Jason Meyers completing the top ten. Despite bringing out the caution with 10 laps remaining, Brent Marks still earned KSE Hard Charger honors coming back to finish ninth.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Thursday evening for the conclusion of the FVP Outlaw Showdown. As always, you can catch all the action live on

RACE RESULTS FROM : The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway - February 28, 2018

Feature: 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$5,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [12][$3,000]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4][$2,700]; 5. 5-David Gravel [16][$2,500]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [7][$2,200]; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen [21][$2,000]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [9][$1,800]; 9. 19-Brent Marks [25][$900]; 10. 14-Jason Meyers [3][$1,450]; 11. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [23][$1,300]; 12. 2-Shane Stewart [15][$1,200]; 13. 26-Joey Saldana [26][$400]; 14. 21-Brian Brown [1][$1,000]; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [17][$950]; 16. 18-Ian Madsen [8][$900]; 17. 4-Parker Price-Miller [13][$850]; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser [24][$750]; 19. 17A-Austin McCarl [14][$725]; 20. 83-Cory Eliason [5][$700]; 21. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6][$700]; 22. 29-Willie Croft [18][$700]; 23. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [19][$700]; 24. 45-Paul McMahan [11][$700]; 25. 24R-Rico Abreu [20][$700]; 26. 24-Terry McCarl [22][$700]; Lap Leaders: Brian Brown 1-10, Sheldon Haudenschild 11-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+16]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.015; 2. 14-Jason Meyers, 14.131; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.134; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 14.14; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 14.188; 6. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.236; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.247; 8. 45-Paul McMahan, 14.286; 9. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 14.321; 10. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.342; 11. 24-Terry McCarl, 14.351; 12. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 14.371; 13. OO-Dane Lorenc, 14.382; 14. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier, 14.403; 15. 57-Giovanni Scelzi, 14.409; 16. 26-Joey Saldana, 14.416; 17. 3C-Tanner Thorson, 14.479; 18. 45T-Trevor Baker, 14.526; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.562; 20. 11-Max McGhee, 14.576; 21. 19-Brent Marks, 14.599; 22. 2B-Billy Chester, 15.26

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 21-Brian Brown, 14.106; 2. 41-Jason Johnson, 14.111; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.158; 4. 83-Cory Eliason, 14.198; 5. 17A-Austin McCarl, 14.207; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.21; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.211; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.248; 9. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 14.261; 10. 5-David Gravel, 14.267; 11. 29-Willie Croft, 14.348; 12. 24R-Rico Abreu, 14.359; 13. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.404; 14. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 14.407; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.469; 16. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 14.469; 17. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.58; 18. 88N-DJ Netto, 14.68; 19. 13-Clyde Knipp, 14.7; 20. 10-Matthew Moles, 15.102; 21. 22-Cori Andrews, 15.185; 22. 90-Randy Waitman, 15.48

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [5]; 6. 24-Terry McCarl [6]; 7. 57-Giovanni Scelzi [8]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [11]; 9. 3C-Tanner Thorson [9]; 10. W20-Greg Wilson [10]; 11. OO-Dane Lorenc [7]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 14-Jason Meyers [1]; 3. 45-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [6]; 6. 26-Joey Saldana [8]; 7. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 8. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [7]; 9. 2B-Billy Chester [11]; 10. 11-Max McGhee [10]; 11. 45T-Trevor Baker [9]

Heat #3 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 17A-Austin McCarl [3]; 5. 29-Willie Croft [6]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [9]; 10. 13-Clyde Knipp [10]; 11. 22-Cori Andrews [11]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 83-Cory Eliason [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 5-David Gravel [5]; 5. 24R-Rico Abreu [6]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 7. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [8]; 8. 55-Brooke Tatnell [7]; 9. 88N-DJ Netto [9]; 10. 10-Matthew Moles [10]; 11. 90-Randy Waitman [11]

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 3. 14-Jason Meyers [7]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 5. 83-Cory Eliason [8]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson [4]; 8. 18-Ian Madsen [6]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. 7S-Jason Sides [2][-]; 2. 3C-Tanner Thorson [1][-]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [9][$150]; 4. 13-Clyde Knipp [6][$150]; 5. 88N-DJ Netto [4][$150]; 6. 45T-Trevor Baker [3][$125]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [5][$125]; 8. 10-Matthew Moles [8][$125]; 9. 11-Max McGhee [7][$125]; 10. 22-Cori Andrews [10][$125]; 11. 90-Randy Waitman [12][$125]; 12. 2B-Billy Chester [11][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4][-]; 2. 24-Terry McCarl [3][-]; 3. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [7][-]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10][-]; 5. 55-Brooke Tatnell [8][$300]; 6. 26-Joey Saldana [11][$250]; 7. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg [1][$225]; 8. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [12][$200]; 9. 57-Giovanni Scelzi [9][$200]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [13][$200]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6][$200]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [2][$200]; 13. 3C-Tanner Thorson [14][$200]; 14. OO-Dane Lorenc [5][$200]

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Las Vegas, NV........Justin Grant of Ione, Calif. led all 25 laps to win Wednesday night's USAC West Coast/Sands Chevrolet Southwest Sprint feature at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Grant passed pole starter Kevin Thomas Jr. in turn three and built a 2.5-second lead by halfway in his Kodiak Products/Beal's Auto Body Sherman/Ford Michael Special. Thomas broke on lap four and runnerup Brody Roa lost a tire on lap five. Grant had built an eight-second lead by lap 21 then the second of two feature red flags flew for a flip by Michael Curtis. He resumed his lead on the restart and finished with a comfortable lead over second-place finished Dennis Gile.

Brady Bacon took third at the checkered flag ahead of Dalton Hill and Tyler Courtney.

"The car was amazing, a real rocket ship," said Grant in victory lane. "I really didn't even have to hustle it. I knew it was a good car and was looking forward to running it long before I got here."

Brandon Halverson brought the first feature red when he flipped on lap two. Stevie Sussex was second before he pulled off the track on the restart on lap 22.

The "Shootout" continues with night two Thursday at Las Vegas.

USAC WEST COAST/SANDS CHEVROLET SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR "Special Event" RACE RESULTS: February 28, 2018 - Las Vegas, Nevada - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway - 7th "FVP Showdown"

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY/BEAVER STRIPES QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Justin Grant, 77M, Michael-17.663; 2. Brady Bacon, 73, Ford-17.771; 3. Colby Copeland, 24, Copeland-17.807; 4. Tyler Courtney, 56, Phulps-17.842; 5. Brady Short, 19, Reinbold/Underwood-17.953; 6. Landon Cling, 54, Cling-17.988; 7. Kevin Thomas Jr., 42, Cheney-17.990; 8. Stevie Sussex, 34AZ, Grau-17.994; 9. Michael Curtis, 11C, Turner/Wheeler-18.027; 10. Tye Mihocko, 5, Mihocko-18.059; 11. Dennis Gile, 13, Gile-18.064; 12. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-18.142; 13. Charles Davis Jr., 50, Davis-18.182; 14. Jake Swanson, 34, Grau-18.193; 15. Colton Hardy, 74, Williams-18.333; 16. Dalton Hill, 81D, Double D-18.448; 17. Brandon Halverson, 13MJ, Halverson-18.523; 18. Tanner Carrick, 83T, Carrick-18.706; 19. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-19.049; 20. Larry Kesterson, F2, Kesterson-20.673; 21. Austin Ervine, 51, AJ-20.866; 22. Johnnie Butler, 54X, Butler-21.103; 23. Ryan Stolz, 72, Ford-NT; 24. Michael Fanelli, 2, Fanelli-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Grant, 3. Courtney, 4. Mihocko, 5. Hill, 6. Davis, 7. Shaw, 8. Butler. NT

KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS/ROD END SUPPLY SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Gile, 2. Sussex, 3. Short, 4. Bacon, 5. Swanson, 6. Halverson, 7. Stolz, 8. Kesterson. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INCORPORATED/ROD END SUPPLY THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Roa, 2. Copeland, 3. Curtis, 4. Cling, 5. Carrick, 6. Hardy, 7. Ervine. NT

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Justin Grant, 2. Dennis Gile, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Dalton Hill, 5. Tyler Courtney, 6. Jake Swanson, 7. Charles Davis Jr., 8. Brady Short, 9. Tye Mihocko, 10. Landon Cling, 11. Colton Hardy, 12 Koen Shaw, 13. Michael Fanelli, 14. Ryan Stoltz, 15. Johnnie Butler, 16. Stevie Sussex, 17. Austin Ervine, 18. Michael Curtis, 19. Brody Roa, 20. Kevin Thomas Jr., 21. Tanner Carrick, 22. Brandon Halverson, 23. Colby Copeland, 24. Larry Kesterson. NT
**Kesterson flipped during the second heat. Halverson flipped on lap 2 of the feature. Curtis flips on lap 22 of the feature.



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FEBRUARY 28, 2018
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
Release prepared by STEVE PADOS


Heading into the homestretch of the upcoming 2018 edition of the Eleventh Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show, an additional sponsor has joined the growing list of event sponsors for the always successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing joining forces together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will be ready to rock and roll when the doors of the Mall swing open to welcome the return of the show to the Phillipsburg Mall in 2018 with opening day set for Sunday, March 4th. The show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and will continue through Saturday night, March 10th.

The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will offer a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge to the mall traffic and the 2018 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many car shows scheduled during the year. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall.

Coming back on board as a show sponsor is the Lehigh Valley based convenient store chain of Penn Jersey Food Marts. Aman and his staff welcome all race fans and friends to their many locations when they are in the local area for quick sandwiches, both for breakfast and lunch. Penn Jersey also carries a full line of snacks, hot and cold beverages,18 coffee flavors,10 cappuccino and tea flavors, ice, lottery tickets and a fill-up at the fuel pumps. The main store is situated at 232 Blue Valley Drive in Bangor and the phone number is: 610-588-3388, another full service location at the Five Points on Route 512 in Mount Bethel with a number of: 610-599-1928. Additional locations are Stockertown, Wind Gap, Allentown and a recent location opening in Wilson Boro. Stop in at any of the Penn Jersey Food Marts today and enjoy a great sandwich and beverage as they offer both Breakfast and Luncheon specials and don't forget to join their Sandwich and Coffee Clubs. The Bangor location offers a full service shop for automobile and truck repairs. The website is:

The Dirt Track Heroes Show is extremely proud and thankful to the great list of associate sponsors assembled for the eleventh edition of the show. To our loyal racing fans, we ask that you please support these fine institutions whenever you have the opportunity to do so. These great sponsors are the life support of the show and to do the show without them would be extremely difficult to accomplish. IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Smith Fabrications, Premio Foods, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Alex's Tire/Breidingers Speed Shop, Hamlin Speedway, S&S Indoor Go Karts, Jeff's Automotive, Gardner's Auto Service, R&T International Muffler & Brake, Smitty's Collision Center, JPA Masonry, Upstate Auto, APS Powdercoating, ARM Automotive, Martocci's Automotive, Penn Jersey Food Marts, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, Murante's Auto Repair, Huston's Auto Repair, Clean Run Auto, Dean's Auto Service, Ralph's Radiator, Carl's Auto Repair, Speed Tec, Flemington Speedway Historical Society, Matt Mahoney and GA Motorsports Media have lent their support to the show and we thank them for joining us for a grand salute to the past, present and future of racing.

All historical racing groups including Flemington, Tri State, Reading, Harmony and Nazareth will have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. Cars on display include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Drag Cars, 270 and 600 Sprints, Midgets, All Sprint car divisions, Wingless Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad range of vintage and restored race cars. Hamlin, Snydersville, New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Accord and Bridgeport will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2018 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the local area.

Entries are now accepted to display at the 11th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. More information is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or you may complete the entry form located on the home page of the: web site or through email at: You may also contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 by phone or at: through email. Follow the simple instructions posted on the web site to register. Space is available for race cars of all divisions, show cars, vendors and race tracks as well.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

Eleventh Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show 2018

Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 4 - (Starting at 1:00) – Jeff’s Automotive, Upstate Auto Sales, Huston’s Automotive and Ralph's Radiator presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony honoring racing legend Bill Tanzosh with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Saluting the Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park Speedway

Monday- March 5 – (6:30 PM) – Alex’s Tire/Breidinger’s Speed Shop, Smitty’s Collision Center and Murante’s Auto Repair presents Drag Racing Night featuring current and past facilities

Tuesday- March 6 – (6:30 PM) Adam’s Brothers Used Auto Parts and Dean Auto Sport presents the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: West End, Keystone, Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley and more

Wednesday- March 7 – (6:30 PM) – Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, JPA Masonry and Smith Fabrication/Stage One Modifieds presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville Raceway, Accord Speedway, and Orange County Fair Speedway

Thursday- March 8- (6:30)- Penn Jersey Supermarkets and Gardner’s Auto Service presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Grandview, Big Diamond, Mahoning and Evergreen Speedways

Friday - March 9 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) – APS Powder Coating, ARM Automotive and Speed Tec presents Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” honoring Grand Marshal Bobby Rossell with many legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate.

Second Show- (7:00 PM)- Martocci Automotive, R&T International Muffler and Carl’s Auto Repair presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ATQMRA, Vintage ¾ Midgets, Midgets, Action Track, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, 305, 358,360 and 410 Sprint Car Divisions

strong>Saturday - March 10 - (1:00) –-Premio Foods and Flemington Speedway Historical Society presents a Special Tribute to All Racing Legends from Flemington Speedway & all Speedways with interview and autograph sessions and the Presentation of the “Tas” Awards (Ray Liss, Harry Dee, Kenny Brightbill, Billy Osmun)

IRCO is a nightly sponsor for all events. Charitable Organization is St John’s Angels
Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

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